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Terms of Publication. Soasrset Herald Ths ,ar in. ifPw ln 1 vane: otherwise - 1 -i -ariab'.y h charred. Subscriber. remans; ftJJtS U a the preset Somerset Printing Company, Baln Stanarer. Biutinea Card. . irS and wuUJ attend-! r..-:pc"-' im.iy r. JOKXSYAT.p a -KXTIXE H AY. ATTOENAT IW I ,',.! to H tirc-" entreated lT. , pr - ... .tiav.si! UN II. I'HL. ATT - I ATTORS ti "-j j .1 .-t. Ka.. w.a . . t. ttltU. .W'M' .lina. ;kn. 1, TO. ATfoKNEYS AT j c..-he in b" V U'.V. souie.-st. - au. aa-ij- ,VVI ATTORNEY AT r-et. I a.. " , ,ti..inin LAW J iliN ' ne eu uier-et Mam- t,... i'ri"'"1' a-b. w ;t-iy ..ENHtr.M-UElATTOBSETAT V ft " -- " Somerset, T ft W M.r,! lemy a. 11.4 m M"mmoth J? 11 -11- -An. m. oxnux. . . ' tLUAlTHEB. at! Caw. bO isiaeaa " X -"- r-L, renn . r , , BlocK, np .r .ni,i' ivaui'u .Ie.-4-TS. AT er'.,; ,., a.i:..imn Ji-Sa to. en- irut.ltotlieniwniep..i .- . B. sxrr a. " .orrn.TB. 1TTrvs AT will . ..lUy and !...?.- po.it. th . iipn to Dracti I) R E. M. - -" ; V-inrrt. vl-.ii.-in-. an'! lender, . .-irounainic u. lie .-nU-n .'"V,irt few do.)rs e o.uBiry. ' the oUpl.'- ! aiia.!- tl-'U- 1':,. . mtodo r- be -n ts.tl 'riia,in.e win if -i . . 1:11' i. of 3Rl the .j..miai? e-nnues. Ia ll a-a K w. JAMK L. l'UGII, . ATT.KXEY AT LAW, J. A.TTcK.VE'S AT LAW, pv pn,fi,!.al ,n,;. M mi' -jr aif.Mi.'.ra m i- i c. 1 A. SNYPEH, ATTOItXEY AT LAW, SOMERSET. PA. li - , .. n -xt door son:b of S. k!'. Kirowrf D U. A . 0. MILLLK, after twelve Tn' ar-lT pnirttc In Sbanasrme. baa r ! .-X JIDLfT air.. . . - - r - ilcu.w'an! temtet, bli prifewH.mal er ciiiiena nf S.1HKWI TU-intty. . i i . at vimTwi Kir r nr iirmn. t ! ..I nj, .:!) IB ll.-nm. ' bil lra ire. oppnenc m ire he oan b emulietl at all umea i:esjl.r.all enaaa-eJ. Mcallipmiily answered. an'.-" ?" Ui-c. 11. n-iy. - DRCFESSIOXAL. lir Own-e B. FanJcnl-em. of rumberlan.1. ,,',' , ( M frleI that he ! th Jay mw. r, wub Limwll ! "e !"-' M n.li.-in. i,i-e the ru'.el. unim of the Saw or tje ftSSSwm be pal.l to ttedlMt the Eve aoU Eat. mrt I AW NOTICE. Alexander H. CiHrotb ba . rejme.l the pwti ... law In S.wwt iuh! dj.T.nni L.amle. Oliice in Jlaminolh Buil.lu-.K. nH j K MfLLER ha permanently Inrated ia Bi-rhn f.Tthe praet.- of hii pn '-sfion. i ..uposfe Charlo K.rlM!lr.(rr 9 u.re, aw. '7'J-tf. Q S. GOOP, PlIVSICIAX t SURGEON, SOMERSET, j-;rr:riE In Mammoth Bl.K-k. tct'TS jounT.ill?, ' , :l!: c in C Truth A Noire new builiina". Main Ctom Street. Smcrct. Pa. yiTIFIC'AL TEETH!! JT. i Yl'TZY. DEI.TIST DALE CITY, somtrxt Co., Ph., rtifl'.-l:il Teeth, war anted to be of the Terybeat !.! :"yle. 1'artn'uUi itientlt Tnid to the pre .rv:i::..n of I he natural teeth. Th. wishiiia-t. i-.m"ait me ty ler.rr, rat lu t. by c3ciln ataiap A l.iresa a aluva. leli ta 1 rpiIE SOMERSET HOUSE. Kir'r.z loe this racn u'et and wn itncwc Hotel ppmrrtT mm Mr. E. A. Tk. the Bnuer t i l,'-,. ',i.nre in raroraina b fnend and ;i poi.lie i.-".n"Ta:iy that he wT.l far neither i.:.:n e !Kn to make this hu.e all that . tii.l he dp.ired. A-vinmo-iattnu cirrw man ..t..iin waller wiU att'nd to the want of en t. m. nt. and the table will at all time b. la.ieii with the the market ani.ni. it.i. n.. j war. m:iT at all time ! found intheotfl- iiioarii" IJ. LAAN. TIAMOXD HOTEL. srovsTonx r.i. SAMl'K. CX"STEIl, rrtpii-tor. This rrtt!ir and well kn.iwo hnoce I at all tin..- a .-e.'.ri'jle ...rj.'a: piav tue trareltiui : T.-lo ai d Ukwk ttiii-rlaj. 4)uav. hii;:! lt-ki Itave uujy U-r Johnt.wn and Soxv.-::;. marll. L A T E ROOFS. 1'li.e who are now boil.linit banr, hmld know tl,a' . cheaper In the kajR run u .ut on Siaic K..tf th in tin or ithinicle. Siate wiii la torerer. an. I n..n-i-;'r are rruireJ. Slate give the pun et wti-r b eii-iern. piite I hre ppif. Every ifrwul bmMeh..ul.i bare a Mate niof. The wnder e.irnea i iK-atl hi Cumberland, w'.ter, he b9 u..'!v ul Peachbottom 1 Buckingham rr r H'fiins the t.-ij hent artvte. He will nder tne t pui Siat K.M.f (i Hixt-. publie and pr; vale, r.u-e., ie.. either to Uiwa or eunfry at the ..ei ( tj.-ei. and tu warrant tbem. all and ce t,.ta or a.bire. btaa at hi. ttlw. N. o Bali inn .re kirL, Cum rta,i. X.l. urder may be left with NOAH CA8EBEEE, Afect, S.imerw, Pa. W. H. SaieLKT. Apri lUth, IS"!. It OMKS FOR ALL. 1 bare for a!e. on tera within the rerh of er- ery ulvr, bi'lur rnil mdtrblual, houaea, lot, farm. tiuiirr lead, nuai rai aula, bulldmr hit. x . In dlU-rem part r' -.A twaty. is pairel rf tnrtn une-n v, a ut mm np ta uiwo arrea. 1 1 tl. warranted. Term Mie fifth ia hand and th t-alanec In tea equal anenal paytnenta. pnxrly ecu red. None neod apply wno u bwi of sober .:id lndnstHoc hatrtta. Call aotm. a tnmm of U 1-n.per ues will be lor rent IX not sold UL4 l. Vi LYAND. The VOL. XXIV. XO. 15. Lan.Lt. JOHNSTOWN SAMGS BAKE 120 CLINTON STREET. aj4w-rT CHAHTEF.Ep I1ST1STO. TrTJEES; JA5IES CXXrEPs DAVID DIBERT, C. B. ELLIS, A. J. IIAWES, F. W. HAT, jonx LOWMAX. T. n. LAPSLY. D. McLAUOIILIX D. J. MORRELL, JAMES McMTLLEN JAMES MORLEY. LEWIS PLITT. IL A. BOGGS. COXRAD SUPPES, GEO. T. SWAXK, W. TV. WALTERS DANIEL J. MORRELL, President, FRANK DIBERT, Treasurer, CYRUS ELDEPw Solicitor. Dcpofiuiof ONE DOLLAR and upward re ceived, and Interest allowed on all earns, payable twice a rear. Interest If not drawn ont, U fcldad to the principal 'Jias COMPOUXDIMJ TWICE A YEAR, wuhont troubling the depour tocail or even to present his deposit boot Money can be withdrawn at any time after giving the bank cer tain notice by letter. MarrleU nmrDd pennmai aader tte can deposit money ln their own namea, o that It ran be drawn only by themselves or on their or der. Moneys can be deposited for children, or by ocietles. or as trurt funds, Subject to certain eon ditt.ms. Ian Secured ! Real Estate. Coplci of the By-Laws, reports, mles of deposit, and -iwclal act of Legislature, relative to deposit of married w.,m. n and miners, can be obtained at the Back. 'Rankin h. nrs rtailr from to o"cioek; and on Wednesday and Satuniay erenmic ir..in to 7 o cb k. lrl Cambria County BANK, M Ar. KEO St CO., NO. 9S MAIN MBEIT. JOHNSTOWN.PA., Henry Svhnable i Brick Building. A Oneral Banking Business Tranactl. Prafti and Gold and Silrer bonsht and snM. Collections ma.ie In all pan of the Lnlted State and Canada, mtereyt allowed at the rate of si I percent, per annum, if left . month or longer. Special arronir'-mcnt mad with Gaardians and others who huld money In trn.n. april 14-73. Ursina Lime Kilns. The nadersia-ned are j repured tofnrnlsh Prims Building Line By the Car Load. Orders Respectfully Solicited. U. J. BATZER t CO. Irsina. June Is. JOHN DIBERT. JOHN D. ROBERTS. JOHN DIBERT & CO., BANKERS C2BTR MAIN 15D FEANEH, SHEETS, JOHNSTOWN, PA. Account of Merchant! anil other buineM people i&olicit e1. Iraft negotiable in all parti oT the country Tor ale. Money leaned and ollection Made. Interest at the rate of Six I'cr cent, per annum al lowed on Time Iepo.it. Saving Deposit Hook. issu ed, and Interest Compounded Semi-annually when desired. A General BaaLiug Business Transacted. Feb. 1(1. Fiirnitoe. Pmitiire! F. G. WEISE, (Saecesmr to LE1ION A WEISE, 111 FOt-'KTH AVENUE, FITTSBVEtJII, PA. ' Manufaclnirr and dealer In CABINET FURNITURE, CHAIRS, &c. The trade sapplie.1 at lowest rate. CALL AND SEE HIM. mays 50 MORE TH AX HALF A CFNT1 KY act.. Ir. H. I. SELX.ERA. a celebrated pbTst Clan of Pl-.taborgh, dloc.vt'red aa.1 wsed In his practice th popular remedy known throng b- euuntry a Sellers' Imperial CoMgh Syrup. Th li so q-jck rcmet!y. Jt irj noja of wls d.im: an-l ih,.ao.is are living wiLBeane, of It who lertul curative pnwer. It 1 pleaant to take and sare to cure Ouhi. Colds. Cr.up, Brooch ia Atlectiun. Tk-kung of the Throat, and all dia ..l a km ircl nature. U. E. Seller a; Co. Piiuburga, Pa., are alo jiriprteu.rs of Johnson f LITE VitA TIC C031P0 CXD, The great tMenu-.l retnedv fir Rheumatism. N'eu ra.gia. Hexlarbe. etc. Y.w caa hare a d.rtor al ways in the luse by kwping tellers' FamllT medicine on i.anL Their LIVER ILLS arc tbe u.iet aad beat in the market, and every Ittl of th.-ir Vermtfuce I warranted. For aale by all dniguta and country dernier. SEN I) tV. t.i O. P. Rnw EL A CO.. New Tork htr book (STih editioo) eonta'.nwg list of 2.00 newspapers, and estimate buwuij ouKof adver liaing. jauU MTJ aLS & CO. MAX! FACTrBEKSOF Youghiogheny Cement. And dealer la Portland. Bofendale and Loui ville Cement. White Lime. White Sand. Calcin ed Plaster. Land Plaster. Sewer Pipe. Chimney Top. Fire Brick, OraU Tile. Agent lor Ureena- Si Street, PITTS I! VF OH. PA. Jnel 4 LLEfJH ENY CTTT STAFF BTILDINa A eoiU TlBNtNOSHOP. TIL PEOPLES, PaCPSIETCIL I-STAIiLISHED Nas. 2, 144 A 46 Webster SU AilglJ City Pi Newel. Balaiter. Hand Kaila. witk dt e and bulled ry to baa;, 1 unuanew as rt Do tie. , . Imruire of C. Q. B ASSETT, stfor Somerset anUvkmuy. July .4 . Mixdlaneout. A ri'LETOXS' AMERICAN CYCLOPAEDIA EW REVISED EDITION. Entirely rewritten by th a bleat writer on every utijoct Pnnte.1 Irom new type, and tllustrated wlui Kreral tamua d cnxTavin; and map. Tbe work originally published under the title f Tuikv Aaaaica tvcuirauia p..- edmlsos uc wmch Urn the whie circuiaiion whK-ta it aaa attained in ail part ot th L ailed Mimiea. aai the aiguai development w uicu have taken place In every 1 1 ranch ot artence, uierature, art. Have induced in aduor mod publiters to Miuu.il u an exact and uionugh reunion, and to tseue a new cdia.jc cnullcd Ilia Ajii caji Cr- UAirJiUlA. V, umi the Iat .ten year the progress of dis oavery la every ocpartmeat of A wledga ka uu.ie a new wora ut rclere an Unterauve want. 1 ue movement of political affalrs.has kept pace wua tue uiscvvenes ot w;it:nce, auu mcir nu..i. aotitiration to the in.tudt.rial and useiul arts, acid lai couvemeuw and ivunemesi ol ftoclal lilts. Great wax and cooeequeat revoluuuu nave .oc curred., uiruiving natuial cUaujrea ol peculiar mo meut. llie civu war ol uur uu country, whitD wax at lu lit-ilit when th lt volume ol the old worn ap(red, ua happily been ended, and s newouurieoi cuoiuien-iaw i and uiuuitrutl activity baa bea commeuced. irire ane.i.aia Loour ceogTaphical knowledge have oven made by the liideiauablc expioren of Ainca. I he great political revoluiions of the lastdecale, with tin. naiural result ol the laoee ol time, have brought into view a multitude ol new men, whose name are lu every one . m.xitti, and ot whose lives every une ia curiuu to know the partu-ulara. Great Oatiie hav been louubl ana important sieges iiniavlnea, ol wiucii toe detaol are a yet re erveo. ouiy in the new spapers or la lu iranslent puoiica.lou ol Uie day, uil wUien ouhtnvwto laae uieir place in permaneul and auuienuc -lorv. in preparing the present edition for the pre, it haccorouiKii beeuUieaimol thee.mors to bring aown me iui..iuiau.4i to lb baiert. pwsioie daw, and to luru.su an aovuraia account ol uic auwl re cent tiiaeovcrtc in cicncr. ol every fresh prwlo- Uuu in Ultra luxe, ana ol tu newest Invention lu tu praciicai an, a well a to give a aucciu.1 and original record ol tue prre ol political and hla Lurieai eveuu. 1 ue wea uac la begun aibcr long and careful preliminary auo with tue t ample re- unx lor sarrj ing u. ou W a I ucces.iui uiun tion. . i ooe ol the unginal siercotype plate have been usea, out every mo oceu priuieu .u new ivpe, lorming lu laei a uew tyeit.par.iia, wuhthe Ming plan auu culpa a u prtuoceaeur, but aim a lar grtaier pecuniary caiaruoiiure. ana Wlin euca improvement in l.eTui".eiuou a have oeen nuaaeatwU by longer eiputltne anu eluargeO anow iix.ac. the uiuatratioii which are Inixuueeulor til nri tune m ine picM-ui. cuitiu.B nave oeeu aodeu uot lor liicauneo. pictorial cllevl, but to give lu eluliy ana torce u lUe eX,iUuiilou Ul lue ICXU luey tiuurae ail uraueura oi acieuce au.l o! uaiu ral ulatury, a no ueplcl tile UKait lalnou aua re uiaraauie icaiurea ul aceuerj, areuiitxturo aua an, as well aa tue Various proetSee ol mechanic ana uiauuiacturers. AiLnotian inteuueu lor in urucuuli raUier LUau euiui.ilt.cnt, no pauil nave oeeu tfparcu la Inauni their ar.lellc excel lence; toe ouet ol lueir exoeUUuu a CUuf Ul uua. aaal il l oellcvea iney w ill Uyu a wcieome reoi ptluu aa an aounraa.e lcuture ot uw . J ctujawila, aai wor uiy ol iva mgu cnai'acter. tnia nutt ui oia to subcrticr only, pnyable jnueuver. va ca cu volume, ll win o e.pieleu Ul Mxtevu large octavo voiuuiea, eacu evu-.iumg aouU. BOH paaer, luuy iuu,ratea, witn verai vnouaana . w coigraviuga, auu witu uumeroua uoiorvu Lainirapmc p. rttiL'tiSll STYLE OF .liUi LLNO. in extra Cloth, per vol , . . .5 in iaorary iituer, per vol..... ... in nan i uraey aaorroeco, persvoi.. in nan Ituaela. exura gilt, Lcr vol.. I h ii. in mn Jiorrocou, auikjae, gut aoirea, per vol. in lull atuasnt. per Vol. .... lu until volume uow rea.iy. succeeaiug volume until eoiuMeefcHi, wui oe iueu once miwo mouloa. -.ai,eeimeu pae ol lue Amera-an C veiopar ui.t. iu.uig ij , niiairaiioua, etc., will e nt gralo on uppUealle-U. t irnt claao cauvaasiug agent wauled. AOureia " J. 11. t lilAAlSON, Ageut, Nu..iu sixiU5o t-u.iaiunju, ra. VEDDILL A UOLXEK, General Commission Merchants, Warehf.nse, N'a 37 Liberty Street, PITTSBCKail, PA.. Cirr".iion.icnce Solicited. May la. XEtfEST STYLES. BODY BRUSSELS LATEST DESIGNS. TAPESTRY BRUSSELS, NOVELTIES IN Two and Three Plies, INGRAINS, &5C ALL Of WniCH WE OFFER, AT LOWEST CASH TRICES. BOVARD. ROSE & CO., Xew Xo. 29 Fi.lh Avenue, maya PITTSBVEGH, PA. UJfflffliCi. Wholesale Dealer in Watches, Jewelry. Clocks, Snvesaaal PUterf War. Watch Makers' Malcria Tlx,, Ac, Amert. Move ment 4, and Caae. and Fwie Swiss Watches a SueetaUy. Frrah tiowls. Reliable Uaalitle. and Cheap. 'Wholesale exclusively. as Fit Avenue, laectiul fl,'r) mayi PITTi; VUtJH, PA. KINCSFORD'S OSAVKGO Pore ANP Silver Gloss Starch For the Laundry. AXrFACTTX,EjJ EX T. BHSSFOBD & SON, Ta teat Starr t Ue World. Oive a beautiful flnlah to the Mum. and the ditterence la eot betweew It and common s Larch la srareltr half a cent fc oniwary wishinfx. Af k your G rocer lor H. KECSFOBIVS, OSWECiO IINSTAIICH, rou rraoiaoa, BJic ataJics, ick CBx, Ac. I the original EtabUhed ta 184A An-i pre aerves It reputation a purer, trottger. and more lellc than any other article of th kink offered, either of the name a or with other titles. Stemana Macadam. Ph. D-, Ac. the highest chemical authority of Europe, carefally aaa) vied thia Cora Starch, and aay K t mot eseaileni an-! of diet and In chemical and seeding prup trtie Is fully eqnai to th beat arrow mrt. Dtrvctinal for f Jakmg Pwddincs, Castards, At, trrompaa y euew povBd paekace. For sale by all first class Grocers. nay a-- fi - MI f: ' C0t4MI6l 0-H,. n fff f HI rfiy""'11- holmes. i i-i 2 .Sfrsc!ii:! il onier "WIXLTUEY LETE l. r T a lilUe raflies?, utterit.g child. A fervan t of Jcu came, An-l toU the story of death and life In his Ulster'' loving name. Till the moanftii ceased, and ihe listened to hear The measaire of merey bmujht stran :iy near, lie spoke ofthe lew e of Jesus For the ehiirtr l km; in, And how he kmsrd, in that happT home, They"d trust him and let him a bow The blessed things that he had bought for them, Better far than earth's richest gem. Be told ber too of the happy home. Where children are never UL And asked if sh would not like to go. Or May with her mother still. -WU1 they let me in." wa the faint reply, "To the beautiful home far above the sky . Twas blessed to tell the weary one That the ;ite were open wide. That Jcsoy blowthad bon?ht a place For little ones at HI si Je : That he wuia receive her andglatliy sec Another Uunb cafe for c ti raiiy. A few short nour? and her sun went dwa ; A little sweet bird was free ; And they laid her down In loving trust That she rcsteth. Lorl. with thee ! What tbonirh in our rull-book w marked her "dead ; She'tdweliluit where sorrow and pain are fled. Ahf Jeu.s Is wailing with ouWretcbed anus, He would have the children come. He oilers them pardon and blessing now ; By-ar.J-by a palace borne. He whispers. "O. srive me thy heart tJay." He wa iteth thy answer 1, say not, '-N'ay britiih Mettrvgrr. A LIFli IN I tml- BY S. EEAPE ERWKTON. Many'a the tlip "twixt tLe cup aad lip." To the veriGcA.ioa of that old darre I owe tbe fact of my . violence beinir prolonired to the present time. instead of bavin? been cut short tff some fifteen years airo. Id tbe vea'r 1S31. I tbea connec ted with a heavr drv eoods estau- lishmeat in New York city .assent ia the interests of tbe hoc3e bv which I was e ployed, on a businejs tour through the West, taking ia St Joseph, and several other paints in Missouri. At that time the Kansas fever was at its height. Jirn ane was tri umphant, and tbe more serious bor der trouble? had terminated in the ratification of squatter sovereignty. Oa closing up business at St. Jo seph, Cnding myself ahead of ruy ap pointments, aad with a little leisure, hanging heavily on my hands, I re solved to take a trip into the coun try across tbe border, aad satisfy, as best I might in tho short space allot ted me, a certain lively curiosity, which enhanced my interest, in the e" citement, the people aad every thing pertainirg to the country. At that time few protective meas ures had been established, tbe settlers in cases of emergency, relying cu tirely upon their amateur detective, vieilaace committees. As might have been exricted in such a state of affairs, thievey ran riot, and regu larly organized bands of despera e characte-9 drove a flourishing trade upon their "pickings" from the de fenseless frontiersmen. Stock raisers were particularly un fortunate, and manv a fine horse, in- sreniouslr gotten awar bv the prac ticed experts ia rascalitv, found its way without detection into the South era markets. To illustrate the shrewdness of the slippery gentry, not an uncommon practice was to stain the coat of an uncommonly fine animal, 90 that even his own master, meeting him oa the road, would fail to recogonize his missing property. The thieves, after gettiny across the river, had their regular trail throu?b the Mi.-souri bottom, which is a dense forest of cottonwood, and honeycombed with numerous bridle paths. They had a rendezvous at regular intervals along the line, their numbers, their bold ness, aad skillful devices, making it an "-xception, rather than a role, if any unit of the great whole was over taken by the claims cf justice. I had gained the preceding infor mation, when, on sroing to a stable to hire a saddle horse, relative to my intended trip, I found that on account of the risks to be encountered, I could only obtain what I desired, by leav ing a eura ia the hands of the owner sufficient to cover the loss of the ani mal, ia case I was so unfortunate as to lose possession of him before my return. In short I was obliged to regular ly purchase the beast, and for the Drst tirre ia my life owned a bit cf horse flesh. Setting out then nport my own ani mal, unincumbered by any luggage except a tourist's satchel, strapped across cne shoulder, after the manner of a hunting pouch, I left St. Jot-epb early in tbe morning, crossed the riv er, struck through tbe bottom across a corduroy road, and alter a twelve mile ride came into Troy. Kansas was at that time very sparsely settled. The squatters gen erally gat down near the borders of a stream, where tkey had the double advantage of water and timber, but for the most part, the towns had ben started out on the broad prairie, though, save three or four insignifi cant bouses, they were, at the time of which I speak jxiper enterprise, be ing principally found on the map! Passing Troy, I came out upon high,, rolling prairie. Eight to ten miles farther, according ta my best recollection of tie distance, took me across a stream called Wolf river. Traveling npon horseback at this point in my journey, it began to press upon me in any light hut that of a diversion, for, aside from the fatigue attendant upon my unaccustomed ex ercise, and the execrable condition of the roads, my horse, who, at best bad proved himself a hard riding beast, began -to show unmistakable symp toms of giving out My 'gnorance as to "points" had permitted a worn out hack to be im posed upon me as a desirable saddle horse; though, in justice to myself, let it be said that the outward appear ance of the quadruped was a better commendation than his capabilities as a roadster. For a short spurt he might answer Terr well, but for an all day's trip he was a decided fail ure, and my briefly planned absence was liable to double, or even treble; in extension, if I were forced to de pend upon the wiad and tpced of my new acquisition. j I was just trying to study up somej war out of my difficulty when a1 sound of arTroachinff hoofs struck SVl . j tir ear. and loi-.kino- nr.. I saw a man. also cn horseback, coini?; rap'"- set ESTABLISHE D, 18 2 SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, toward me. As he drew nearer I saw that he was piainlf and coarse ly dressed like a farmer in his every day clothes, though neither his rus tic appearance, nor tbe plainness of his accourterments could disguise the beauty of the animal on which he rode. I saluted Lain as he came ud with some question as to the road, lie answered hastily, andv was pushing past when I stopped die again. "What is the next lawn I strike ahead?" I asked. ; H Highland." "How far beyond ' "Eight miles." He answf t'ed laconically; but tam ing his head was looking carefully over my drooping steedj. "Do you live anywhere ia thia vi ciaitv?" I aiked, meditating whether, fur a co xpea-atioa, I coald noteuect an exchange at some farm house along tbe wav, at least until any return "Wall, yes," I own a farm the oth er Eide of Troy. That's a fine beast of your'n, stranger." "I was about to remark tbe same of yours," I replied eourteously, though bardiy relishing bis sarcasm. "Ligbtfoot is a trim little nag, now isn't she? be ssid, with admiring fondneos. "I've raisetl her from a colt and, can't p'int out a thing agin her; but she's too light for my busi ness. I want something heavier. Is that horse of your'a for sale?" "Well, I really had'nt thought abodt selling ," I began. "Stranger," interrupted the man, earnestly, turning and riding up be side me, "tint horse of your'n is just a match for one I've got at home. I've been looking for more'a ayear to find a mate to him, aad here he is, clear to the white fetlock oa the off hind foot. "S aager, howH you trade?" "What say you to an exchange?" I asked, jocularly. "Make me an of fer," I continued, thinking it the best way to conceal my ignorance of jock eying. Slippliog from his saddle, bridle in haad, he carefully examined my ho se, pryiog into his month, holding up his feet, aad sounding his chest. "Well, stranger, I've eaid more'n once that if I ever found a match to old Tekc, if 'twas on the- road to meetin', and the parson was a riding him, I'd stop and make a trade. I want that horse, and III make yon a thuaderia' good offer; just as tbev stand, horse, saddle and bridle call it aa even trade. Will you, take it or leave it?" t "Take it!" I replied, emphatically, delivering up my bridie. "Considerin'," continued my com panion, "that I hunted more'n a year to make this very match, and consid erin' that tbe boys at home are eter nally foolia with Ligbtfoot, I'm sat isfied to call it an even trade." Mounting hia bargain, he waited until, examining and tightening the girths, I followed his example; then, with a brief exchange of courtesies, each went his separate way, the whole interview occupying little more than ten minutes. Arched neck, and daintily limbed, my recent purchase carried me like a bird. I put her through her paces; she was kind, free, and true as steel I had hard work to put asHe tbe old suggestion: Appearances are often deceitful," aad to convince myself that, in spite of the evidence of my own eyes, I had not been in some way efrrefriously taken in. That anv sane person could value the ping I oad brought ff'ipi St. Jo, a3 an equiv alent for the colt I bud now under me, seemed almost incredible. Was it possible that like tbe man who sold a barren field aad found that the pur chaser bad discovered a gold mine under it, I bad been bargaining away undiscovered excellence? My mind steadily reverted to its first suspicion, and as I rode I kept a constant look out for some lurking symptom ot' "diablerie, which should account for the reckless sale. At last it came, though not from the direc tion I had anticipated I hac crossed Wolf River, and was riding leisurely along tbe prairie, when a sudden scurry of ringing hoofs in the rear turned my attention in that way, and looking 1 saw some ball mile awar three mounted men, who had apparently just left tbe tim ber bordering the stream, bearing rapidly down toward me. What a reckless riding people those Kansas settles were! Their pell mell gait wonld have better suited a hurdle race, as compared to tbe ev ery day j ?g trot of our eastern far mer. I was in an unfamiliar locality, among unfamiliar people, and abso lute veracity compels me to acknowl edge that, remembering sundry ac counts of the unsettled state of tbe country, a decidedly uncomfortable sensation began to creep over me. I unloosened tbe rein, and my horse strnck into a quicker pace. "They are doubtless," thought I, some farmer's boys making a trial of speed." And yet I someway felt a good deal safer when coming to a side track. I struck off into it, thinking to regain tbe main road whea the approaching riders had passed by. Aa luck would have it, they tam ed up tbe side path also, and came dashing on be hind a quarter of a mile away. My horse, laving back her ears, struck into a gallop. Oa we sped like the wind, distanc ing them by every step. An insane desire prompted me to get back into tbe traveled road, and drawing the bridle rein, I set out across the un broken prairie. Then for the first time I became certain that I was an object of pursuit. The three horse men also left tbe bridle path and fol lowed in my tracks. I saw that tbey were heavily armed. Visions of robbery and murder flit ted through my brain. I gave my animal her bead. My dependence now was npon her speed. .In clear ing the bridle path she bad broken into a dead run, and with neck straight as an arrow, eye wild, and nostril dilated, she ran like a banting hound, lithe and laying close to tbe ground. Instant by instant we gained stead ily upon our pursuers. I was jast congratulating myself tbat escape was a thing of certainty, when down WW .Saiuj J went my horse, one foot in a gopne, hole, while I. thrown from the sad mckthe ground half senselessr J I e 7. SEPTEMBER 22, 1S75. cpon my head and shoalders I was barely conscious of being lifted npon a saddle, and a cord be ing placed around my ankles. Con versation I heard also, bat indistinct ly, and without a shadow of its par port reaching my dolled brain. - Af ter a little I felt myself in motion, but a listless indiference held me in bondage. It was as though all this was happening to another person than myself. When I began to recover my senses I knew that tbe three pursuing horse, men had been joined by a larger band. Conversation grew intelligi ble. "So yon've captured the game!" "Hale I be glad to see his are again!" "Well Btring up one of the cursed gang, at any rate!" As tbee chance sentences fell up on my ear, it began to creep through my mind that I had been mistaken for a vastly different personage than the respectable, curious, pleasure seeking tourist who had set ont so ambitiously tbat morning from St Joseph. Undoubtedly in my present ap pearance, dusty, travel-stained, dis heveled, few traces of my former re spectability remained to testify for me. My curiositv was likely to be satisfied. Yet could it be possible ;hat I, who so prided myself npon honor aud principle, should be mista ken for that lowest of criminals, a common horse thief? Mortifying suggestion? Yet it was e iJent that such a mistake did at present exist, and that I was in the hands of a vigilance committee. As tbe horror of my situation came home to me, I tried to col'ect my thoughts and frame some evidence tbat might obtain my release from this terrible dilemma. I remembered with a thrill of terror, tbat I had left all my papers behind, and had not even a line to show that I was one whit better than tbev had taken me for. ' They had now come back to tbe timber bordering Wolf river, from the concealment of which tbey had first ridden out upon me. Here they halt ed for trial, and I, bound in the midst: of them, looked around upon the cir cle my Belf-imposed judges. Glances of stern, unpitying determination met mine. . . Tbey were strong, Intelligent.' har dy frontiersmen; men of sturdy in dustry, unswerving integrity,, and iron will, persevering in the attain-! ment of their aims, and prompt in fulfilling the claims of juati 2. "Gentlemen," I cried "this is a terrible mistake! I am no criminal. but a simple tourist, came to look at the coon try. My name is D L and I am from the firm of King & King, New York city. Rubn & Leigh the heaviest merchants in St, Joseph, can establish the proof 01 my meotily. ' laikeJjyoa brought Hale's mare from New York city!" was the sneering rejoinder of the leader of the vigi'anta. "Gentleman," I replied, earnestly. 'I never set eyes on tin's mare until past nooa of this very day. I had ber from a man in tbe dresa of a far mer, who said he lived on the other side of Troy. He took in exchange for this a horse I brought down from St. Jo." A laugh of derision ran around the circle. , - "Show as yoar papers, boss." "Unfortunately for me" I replied "my papers were left behind with my luggage at St. Jo. If you will take the trouble to go, send or ia any wise investigate this matter, 1 can prove to you the truth of my words." "That's altogether too thin?" "He wants to gain time." "He' a plausible rascal, but he mustn't slip through our hands." Such were the muttered comments which greeted my story. Heavens! was there no salvatioa ! A mock trial was held, during which I was proven to have deliber ately stolen tbe mare from her mas ter's stable, run ber off, and it is need less to add that my race before the committee, and subsequent seizure on flight, trave a stronc coloring of truth to tbe evidence on their side. Fer my defence, I repeated and re iterated my former statement, but no Cteuence was allowed me. A rope was brought forward, and suspended from a neighboring tree. My hands bad been previously tied behind my back. I shuddered as the noose was placed around my neck. To be cat thus off. in the prime of maahood, without a farewell word to those I loved, far from kindred and friends, and bitterest of all I to expi ate the crime of another tbat other total stranger ia a shameful death myself the unfortunate victim of a fa tal mistake, what wonder if head and heart were bursting I . . My feet were untied from under the horse's belly, aad in a ; few sec onds more the horse would have been driven out from under me, whea, like a gleam of the star of hope from tbe folds of a midnight cloud, my eye caught as one of the Vigilantes threw open bis coat, a small object fastened npon tbe lapple of his vest. With the energy ot a drowning man grasping at a saving plank, 1 wrenebed free one band, . and witn his eye fall upon me, made a simple The man started and answered it I gave another which was answered; and still another, a masonic sign in the Chapter. - : Then starting breathlessly forward my brotner laid a nrm detaining band on each side of th - bridal- reign. - -. - Boys, cut tbat rope I as tare as there is a Heaven, this man baa spok en the troth ! Ill stake my life npon it t .-,a . A horse thief has never been! known to travel tbe road this -man has been over. Criminals are made of different materiaL" . At the close of this earnest though harried epeec!., a murmer of dissatis faction ran through tbe group. "It's all right boys; 111 swear 'tis! I know this man. Some of yon come home with me to-night, and to mor row we will go down to Sr. Jo and I'll prove it. Ill pay alt tbe expens es there and back.' - With some relaetance lor it was blind work to themthey took me oat of the hangman's aoose, and then ra the reaction was aa great, I fainted dead away. As soon a3 I recovered. I gave as full description as I was able of the man with whom I had traded horses. an rl indicated the same direction af- forward taken . bv him. oa the streagth of which statements, four of the party directly set out in pursuu of him. - Three of tho Vigilantes attended me back some six or eight miles farth er into th country, to my friends farm housewhere the kindest atten tions were showered upon me by both himself and family. His surprise at my not having in th first assemblage a-, the trial, giv en the sign, is only to be answered by my bewilderment of mind, which rendered me half incapable of com mon judgment or reason. I will con fess, ,'iowever, that op to this time I had allowed myself to get rather "rusty," but sioce Masonry wa3 the sole means of rescuing me from a death at whose bare details I shud der to mention, I have taken botn care and pride that there should be not one ' brighter" ia the Lodge. But, to resume. A good night's rest quite built me op again, and when, next day, tbe four gentlemen accompanied me bac't to St. Joseph I ws able to co iviace them beyond a donbt, not only of my own innocence of crime imputed to me, but that circumstancial ev:dence. although a necessary requirement of tbe law, is not always a reliable test of euilt. The real offender was afterwards caught aad mde confession of this and other crimes. First impressions being usually lasting. I have never again experi enced the least desire to set foot upon Kansas soil. Coloael t rlcklej-a 11 arse-. I have never been able to ascertain the origin of the quarrel between the Crickley's and the Drakes. They have Iiv;d within a mile of each oth er for five years, and from their first acquaintance, there had been a mu tual feeling of dislike between the two families. Then some misunderstand ing aboat tDe Dounaary of the re spective farms revealed the latent flame, and Colonel Crickley having followed a fat buck all one afternoon and wounded him, came up to him aad found old Drake and bis sons catting him up. This incident added fuel to the fire, and from that time there was nothing that the two fami lies cii not do to annoy each other. One eveung Mr. Drake the older was returning home with his "pocket full of rocks," from the market town, whither be had been to sell a load of grain. Sam Barstow was with him on the wagon, and as they approach ed a grove which interve ed between them and Mr. D.-a':e's bouse, he ob served to bis companion : Wbat a beautiful mark Cricklev's old Roan is over yonder !'' "Hang it !" muttered Drake, "30 it is. 7T The horse was some trees aboat standi a a; under twelve rods from th road. Involuntarily Drake stopped bis team he glanced furtively around, then, with a qrter smile, the old hunter took up his rifle from the bot tom of his wagon,- and raising it to his shoulder, drew a sight on the Colonel's horse. "Eeajtiful!" he muttered, lower ing his rifle with the air of a man re sisting a powerful temptation, "1 could drop old Roan s easy!" "Shoot!" suggested Sam Barstow, U7 Vl n lnvail fur. in anw tlnno ( "No, no, 'twoalda't do," said the old hunter, glancing around again. "I won't tell," said Sam. "Wal,I won't shoot this time, any way, tell or no telL The horse is too nigh. If he was fifty rods instead of twelve, so the e'd be a rare possibili ty of mistaking him for a deer, I'd let fly. As it is 1 would give the Colo nel five dollars for a shot." At that moment the Colonel him self stepped from behind a big oak. not half a dozen pares distant and before Drake. "Well, why dont you shoot ?" The old boater stammered in some confusion, "That you Colonel! I I was tempted to, and, as I said, I'll give you a V for one poll." "Say an 'X' and it is a bargain." Drake felt for hi rifle, and looked at old Roan. "How much is the boss worth?" he muttered ia Sam's ear. "About fifty." "Gad, Coloael III do it ! Here's your 'X'" The Colonel pocketed the money muttering, "Hanged if I thought you'd take me up !" I . With high glee the old hunter put a fresh cap on his rifle, and stood up in the wagon, a close sight on old Roan. Sam Barstow chuckled. The Colonel put up his hand before his face and chuckled too. j Crack went tho rifle. Tbe hunter tore out a horrid oath, which I will not repeat Sam was astonished. Tbe Colonel laughed. Old Roan never stirred. : Drake started at his rifle with look black as Othello's. '.'What's the matter with youP hey? Fust time yon ever sarved me such a trick, "And Drake loaded the piece with sreat wrath and indignation. "People said you'd lost your knack of shooting " observed tbe Colonel, in a euttiuir tone ef satire. Who said so 7 It s a lie I" thunder ed Drake,. "I caa shoot " "A horse at ten rods ! ha I ha !" Drake was Livid. "Look here. Colonel, I can't stand that," he began. "Never mind, the horse can, sneered the Colonel, "111 risk you." Grinding his teeth, Drake produc ed another tea dollar bilL : "Crack away," cried the Colonel, pocketing th note. Drake did (rack away with dead ly aim, too bat the horse did not miad tbe ballet ia the least To tbe rage- aad unutterable astonishment of the banter, old itoavn looked tiro in the face as if be liked the fun. "Drake," cried Sam, "yoa are drunk. - A horse at a dozen yards oh ray eyes V "Jnst shot toot month or III shoot yoa" thundered the excited! LLO whole xo. 1203 Drake. "The ballets were hollow 111 swear. Last week I rut off a a goose's head at fifty yards and kin do it again. By the old llarr. Colon el, you can laugh, but 111 bet now thirty dollars, tbat I can bring down; o'd hoaa at one shot" The wager was readily accepted. The stakes were placed in Sam's hands. Elated with the idea of win ning back Vhe two tens, and making an "X" in the bargain. Mr. Drake carefully selected a perfect ball and buckskin patch and loaded his rifle. A minute later, D.-ale was driving through the grove, the most enraged, the most desperate victim of of men. His rifle, innocent bis ire, with broken stcck cn the bot tom of the wagon. Mean bile, the Colonel was rolling, convulsed with mirth, and old Roan Wis stand ing undisturbed under the tree. When Drake reached home, his two sons, discovering his ill-humor, and the mutilated condition of his rifle stock, hastened to arouse his spirit with a piece of news which they were sure would make him dance with joy. "Clear oat!" grtwled tie angry old man, "I don't w tot to here any cew3 ; get away, or I'll knock one of yoa down !" "Bat, father, it's such a good trick !" "Blast yoa and your tricks !" "Hayed off on the Colonel !" "On the Colonel ?'' cried the old man, beginning to be interested, ' Gad, if you're played the Colonel a trick, let's hear it." "Well, father, Jed aad I. this after noon, wejt oat for a deer." "Hang the dee, come 0 the trick.'' "Couldn't find any deer, but thought we must shoot something, so Jed banged away at the Colonel's old Roan shot him dead." "Shoot old Roan ?" thundered the old man. "By the old Harry, Jed, did you shoot the Colonel's boss ?"' "I didn't do anything else." "The deuce!" groaned the old hunter. "And then," pursued Jack, confi dent the joke part of the story plead ed his father, Jim and I propped the boss up and tied his bead back with a cord, add left him standing under the tree, exactly as if he was alive. Ha ! ha ! fancy the Colonel going to catch him ! Ho ho !wasat it a joke ?' Old Drake's head fell upon ht3 breast He felt hi3 empty pocket book and looked at his rifle. Then in a rueful tone, he whispered to his boys. "Yes, boys, it's a joke I tat if yoa ever tell of it or if you do Sam Bartsow I'll skin you alive. By the old narry, boys, I've beea siioov ing at that dead boss half aa boar at ten dollors a shot" Oivldlsis; tbe Farm. A writer savs that for a farm of eighty to one hundred acres, upon which the usual rotation of clover, com, cats aad wheat is followed, and stock, chiefly cows, with a small flock of sheep, is kept to consume the bulky portion of the crop, a pasture of twetity acres will be found suffi cient This should be divided into at least three fields. One would be grazed for cattle followed by the sheep for these should never be paafVired together but the latter be ing close feeders, may follow the for mer with advantage, while the for mer eould not find subsistence in a field that bad been cropped by tbe latter. The third field would then rest while the others were being fed off. The alteration would be bene ficial for both grass and stock. Toe rest of tbe farm should be divided in to fields or plot3 of proper size by bands of grass, which can be mowed, or by simple paths. Tbe most con venient division is into six fields, which will give a yearon eachef corn, wheat and oats aad three of hay. One of the latter three fields might be appropriated to provisional crops, such as potatoes, roots, corn fodder, buckwheat or millet The orchard, garden, barnyard, with tbe building sites, and a few paddock3 around the barn-yard for calves and celts, will occupy at least five acres upon a farm of tbe size here described. All these must necessarily be permanent ly and safely enclosed, and the whole farm will be surrounded with a sub stantial fence. However much the abolition of fences may be desirable, it is improbable that it will soon be found practicable. Such fences as are here mentioned may be taken as the least requirement in that way of any well-managed farm under our present circumstances. Uutside iea ces may certainly be done away with if a general understanding is arrived at to that effect Inon. Fall Sclas;. Where oats stubble is to Le seeded to wheat, it is my practice to plow it up as soon as the oat3 are remov ed I find it easier work than to wait till September, after the sun has) baked it for a mouth. I plow as deep as possible, with aa ordinary steel plow, and at seeding time, scatter the manure and cross plow, comparatively shallow, placing the manure where it will be immediately available to the yoong wheat when it SDrouta then harrow the field smoothly before sowing the train. . By this method the oats stubble is left below undisturbed, to keep the! soil loose, and furnish additional food when it rots. I have drilled in my wheat for the last two years and believe the extra yield of the two crops above what there would have been sowed broadcast, has already paid for the drill, and it is still as good as ever. Ohi farmer. sjaralrr a Casafcerlaad, MJ. Ct wbiblaxp, Md., September!). I This evenioar tnree eoiored men ot . ST this city were returning from hunt ing, when two of them named Amos Jackson and George William?, got infn a rliurrate about a trivial matter. Williams threatened to nit Jacason - a-- r T. itb bis iron, when Jackson Bred, blowing off the top of William's head. Ue died in a few minutes. Jackson, who is a young man, surrendered himself, alleging that he acted in self- defence. Williams leaves a wile ana two children. -11- Vy Tarka Better Tbaa Carlatlaa A correspondent write3 from Con stantinople as follows : Nothing Las surprised me more tbaa the contrast this city presents to most European aad American cities ia the wiy of temperance. Wine and stimulaiU are forlid loa Ly the KorAa.aaJ ccfee is the univera! drink everywhere. At all the 'scales' or steamboat laadirgj oa the Bosphorus nothing but coffee Turkish coffej is to be had for drink at the nnmerou? restaurants that Kae its banks. A party of Eng lish returning from Egypt, spent i day in Starnboul viewing the sights. Tbey told me they made diligent search for so.D.etLiag to driak, ard could not obtaia e . ea a g!as3 of beer nothing h it coffoe. In Pera, on the opposite side cf the Horn, tbe European section, occasionally, though not often, a restaurant is to te found whose wises and liquors are sold. This may, perhaps be account ed for ia part by the fact that no one can sell wi;houi a license which is very high. Tobacco chewing seems to be unknown here. I have not seen an instance since I've been here, nor a spittoon ; but smoking is universal. Cigar3 are rarely seen and commoa pipes never. Europe ans aai Americans use cigarettes, and these are made as occasion de mand. For this Dunwse tbev carry a small box containing sma'I strip.i of paper, made of wood for this use, aad Eqo cut tobacco, with which they roll up ono or more cigarettes, as wanted, insert ia an amber tube, and all is done save lightiag. Easv as this seems, it re-iuires skill and uanipulatioa. They are very deli catp, ana not offensive to ladies, who pern it them ia their reception rooms as a matter of conrse. The Turk, if 'at Luie, smokes his chi'ibouqne, which is a wooden tube six feet long with amber tip at one end aad an earther bowl at the other, resting ia a polished brass saucer upoa the floor. If he is at tho restanrant he smokes his narhiili, aa apparatus which tbe e abouads. Thi-t mach:ae is composed of a flexible tube one inch in diameter and two yards long, attached with brass mountings to a arge glass urn or bottle, partly filled with water, and so constructed that the smoke is all forced through the w ater to be cooled an J puriaed. Ia actual consumption of tobacco the Am"-!.; a as, in smoking alone (to say nothing of chewing), far exceed this people, seca." and also every other I have ar. Tha sugar cane is generally, bu. error eously, supposed to le a native of America. Its origia is Oriental. Tb Spaniards, who derived itfriia the Saracenes, introduced it i ito America aad the West ladies. Je fore America was discovered he cane was cultivated in tb southern part of the SpatiFbh peninsula; and at this day tbe very finest sugar in .he European market is the product of a strip of Iaad some seventy niiies in length, lying between the moun tains of Southern Andalusia and tha Mediterranean Sea. Alexander the' World- C'jii'i ue rur was also the World-SicteU-nrr. The naturali.Ls who accompanied him on his Oriea taIexpedition,four centuries befcra the becommenceoiciit ofthe Christian era, obtained sorre specimines of the arti cle, which under the name of "Indian salt," were kept as curiosities ia the ma iecms of Macedonia aad Greece. In Englano, suar was rarely used even by the higher classes, prior to the time of tieea Elizabeth, aad was not recognized by law as an ar ticle cf commerce until the reiga of James the First That King thought it scarcely worth taxing two centuries and a half ago. Now, however, the sugar duties paid annually into tLe British exchequer amount, in the ag gregate, to some millions. About the beginning of last centu ry a fierce war of words raged in England on tho subject of sugar. The Medical men were divided in opinion on the question of its whole someness. One Dr. Slare advocated its use. on the ground that it sweet ened the disposition and produced a charming effect on the temper. For these reasons he most earnestly rec ommended it to tbe ladies I Tie li bellous wretch as if they were not all sugary by nature! However, they took the bint and, at the risk of their teeth and to tha ruin of tleir digestion, have been makinrr Saccbar- isses of theusfcivea from that day ta this. Bgarta an Pig-earn Skaotiaa. The suagestion made by Captain Bcgardus, that ia pijreon shooting matches "boundaries'' should be abol ished and a time allowance to gather in the birds substituted, deserves the attention of all sportsmen. Un der the present rule matches are de cided by pure luck, strong birds, though Ladly hit, drop outside the boundary aad the sportsman is cred ited with a mis.-. This is manifestly uafair, aad it would be a great im provement to allow three minutes to atber in the birds, doing away en tirely with the boundary system. If thi3 rule were adopted the best shots would always win aad pigeon shoot ing cease to be a game of chance aad become an absolute trial of skill in marksmanship. Tbi would be a change welcomed by all good relia ble shots. A sir! bnt ten yean c I a?e is ia jail i.n PhilaJplr-bia, on a charge of rxiinr. ermi- terfeit monpy. Fasliion notes wy r "Iocrein? tlitoesa character! s all costume's made fur the present st'a.-son.". Sou. dots the wearers. Tlie Washingtna Examiner says C1.1t typhoid fever is prevalent In some paru of that county, si:prv.cil ta be caused by de caying vpsretabic matter "n gman.h re rntly flocled. Aa Illinois girl refused to engage until ber lover first insured his life ia her favor, and then traveled two years abroad to im prove his manners. "If he survives I sball keep my engagement she siirxl. "Who built the first boa-."' an ambitious school mistress a,ked of a bright little girL "I don't kaaw, na'm, bnt I tliak Noah did." . "Why do yoa think so. my dear?" "Because he's the firsftj ark-itect we read of." Black Bass ar reported to be plen tiful ia the Delaware river. The latest product cf Yankee in genuity !s a milking machine that caa be carried ia a pocket book. Smoked beasts take the plce of herring ia asaia. A man of parts the hairdresser. )BjatBBB aV matter of course a river led.