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Oyrters "r" all right now. The fair commences to day. Green corn is "growing old." Outs arc plenty enough to make a orsc laugh. , i f 3 , f- ' A new crow alii LJ been put down on I Dion street. Squirrels appear to ' abundant tliis on. Disconrsing sweet music Wnwingyonr own trumpet "Pillow -slip" masrju raJes arc the rngc in certain quarters. The best way to keep from the 11 is to lie always doing something good. Every man bo ma.tcr how foolibh, is Me to give good counsel sometimes. The gunning season has opened, and the e;xrtsinen hare taken to the woods. A harder sul.jcct to deal w 1th than even an old deck ot cards, Is a man who don't JverttEC I The 'Westmoreland Agricultural Fair w iil commence on Tuesday the 21st, and continue (our days. The latest product ol Yankee ingenuity is a milking machine that can be carried in a pocket book. If wc think ol religion only as a means of escaping w liat we call the wrath to to conic, we shall not escape it ; we arc al ready under it : we are the burdens of d'.ith, for we care only for ourselves. Empty is the life ol an old maid. Xcver h-s fchc ltlt the maternal rapture of tuck-it-g away two curly Leaded cherubs and h; ar one say "hands of, Jim, or I'll bntt yu where you live," Ladica returning from Europe wear soft hirire meshed nets on the hair, rt those of tw fated bilk of a few rears aim, but n.aJc of a narrow silk braid, behind which the hair may be coiled in a careless twist. ras.siius like horses, when properly t: lined and disciplined, arc capable of be it:g applied to the noblest purposes ; but when allowed to have their own way tliey bocouic dangerous in 'the extreme. A girl covered her face with both hands ntul vhcn she thought he was about to kits her, exclaimed, "Oh ! my hands are t'K minll, there is room lor five hundred between them yet." A .I;imn':cn toy, who hit In the Ht.unai It with a ball, retained breath enough to observe, "It's lucky I j'ined the Sunday Schixil, and then curled up for the rest jf the season. The ?iifin most couspicuous novelty of the is the ecru cashmere lace with which lonnets are trimmed. This is a fine wool lare of cieamr whiteness. The dfsigncs are finer than those of vak and wool-guipures. A little Chinese girl, about eight years old. and born in California, has been ad mitted to one of the primary schools of the city of Sacramento. Application lor her admission was made in the usual way to the Superintendent of Public Schools, but he referred the matter to the Board of Edurniinn. This is the first time that a Chinese parent has made application for the admiwion of a child to the public schools. A vehement Kentucky crane the other day struck at a perch weighing about two pounds, the force ol the blow being such that its bill, striking the fish's backbone, opened and passed V shaped on each side tf the fish, twisting k in such a manner tha tthc bird could not extricate it. It w as found dead. A colored child had til'.cn irotn a second story window, the other day, and hie mother in relating the recurrence at a grocery store said : "Daredat chilw as a oomin' down lect lust, with every chance ob bein' killed ; When dc Lawd he turn ed him over, the chil struck on Lis Lead, and dare wasn't so much as a button flew off." A lady says : "In these days of peaches iu plenty it is well worth w bile to know 1 Hal they w ill preserve much nicer and leaner if, instead of paring w ith a knife. w hich discolors them, they be dipped for i.n itstunt in hot water, and peeled in the s.-.mc way as tomatoes. " The Pennsylvania railroad company era- pirn s a number ot florists w hose duties nre to visit the many station properties on their lines for the purpose of keeping up the floral decorations in and around the stations. At some of the stations the dis plays arc exquisite, and no little taste is exhibited on the part Of the men selected fir the work. Such attention paid to the places w here people are forced to frequent U a good idea, worthy of imitation every where. "Old Put'' has a good many lineal u BCcndcnts in Connecticut, where he al ways lived, died and was buned, and in Massachusetts, where he was born. Last Tuesday his descendants had a reunion in IlaTerhill, Mass. Xo fewer than Fixty ol Putman's lineal descendants were present from the one town of Danvcrs, Jiis native place. One man at least has been made happy by the failure of the Bank of California, which bis name It is M'Garrahan. He is a "claimant" of some nine or ten years standing, and according to the Washing S'.ar, has always atuibuted his failure to secure the New Idria quicksilver proper ty to the influence of the Bank ot Califor nia, as wielded in behalf of the party in possession. The largest rose in the world is proba bly that no w wasting its fragrance on the O.esert air at Santa Barbara, Cal., on Dr. Dimmick's bra. It is of a delicate lemna tint, of delightful perfume, is sixteen and three quarter inches in circumference, ite shortest diameter five inches, and the measurement in variuuj directions from lip to lip of petal is over six inches. The -upthftke Twee is fully three incites. Another rose marvel in the doctor's gar Oen is a cluster ol 111 buds on a roso tree of Le Marque variety. A common lelt hat covered the space ia which were count ed the above number of buds. Joscpk Becker, a boy aged fourteen years, whose parents are residents in Beth lahem, yesterday morning developed a wanton brutality that approaches the hor rible cruelty and delight in others' tor ture instanced in the Boston boy Pome roy. The account says that Becker, w ith- out any cause whatever or provocation of any kind, deliberately entered the Loose or William Russel, in south Bctblahem, and taking a baby from iu cradle carried it out into the street, where he threw it down and beat it unmercifully with a club. B jt for the interference ol neighbors, who t x)k the victim away from the young sav age, young Becker would have killed the uauy ouuigui, ana as u is, Uie infant is supposed to bars been beaten beyond hopes of recovery. The boy was arrested and committed without bail by Justice Ziegenf uas. VAt noon Ike prisoner, accom panied by bis lather and a constable, was taken to Easton jaO. The bpy must be crazy, as his father thinks be is. Alkh-' Uttn Chrtniel. I THE TjalTIirrL LOTEB; ar Ronsrf hlstc bin A4ila;re. OldLudwigLcilhart wasalrc-.v.;aI1 le V?J worbl cutrfdo grew v . ' riArn onI tv.nva LAorfif:! e." ii the good citv oi naicourg-. - IT 1 it0 was rotund as oDe of his ow n tie casks ; fetolid, good-natured and ob stinate. His w ife, Katrine, was Lis antiDode. I air. blae-eved, roercun- al, full of f reams and flower lite fan cies, ibe flourished trader her bus band's protection in a strange, beauti ful sort of contrast to bis rude strength. Ludwiar regarded ber as something unique-being a woman ; .also, being a woman, to be re - tained judiciously, and bv no means to hare bcr own bead. "Ab, Katrine," be would say.slow- ly sinking Lis Lead, "'tis well the children take after me. If tbey bad thy temperment tbey would drive lour-in-band to tee uevii. - "Tut, tut?" looking around upon ber round-cbeeked flock, "Ot'.o is my own boy." "We will make Otto a brcer,:' said bis father, composedly. Otto grew up handsome, talented, iropetnou?, and with a special passion or study, liut a brewer Otto would never become. Old LieLhart's good nature desct ted bim. lie stormed, Katrine cried. The end of it all was that Otto sailed for America to seek his fortune. Behold bim, then, Loused in a lit tle room far up toward the sky in tbe great foreign city, with its unfamil iar life and ways, trying to keep soul and body together by translating, giving lessons in German and in mus ic, getting an occasional bit of copy ing to do, and so keeping tho wolfc from the door; sometimes getting a dinner plentiful enough for Lis young, strong frame, sometimes not, but maintaining bis Teutonic good na ture, and never quite ready to de spair. It may be guessed tuat tne young ; fwlow suffered from homesickness Letters from home came seldom, lor Katrine was no pen-woman, it may also be guessed tbat with bis impuls ive ardent, affectionate temperament, be longed for society. Chance, it is true, threw bim into the way of bis compatriots, but tbey were of tbc beer-drinking, roystering sort, and Otlo'fi taste to the paternal business extended to tbe beverage manufact ured : and so tbo YOunjr fellow lived mostly alone solacing himself bv those bappv visions which ore the dower of youth, and by his violin, an old instrument which be had picked up in boyhood in Hamburg and which be fondly persuaded himself was a genuine Stradivarius. Where he was par.icularly happy or special ly sad, this Old World instrument shared bis emotions and rollicking me .sures, or wailed in the minor key with the soul of its master. Living this isolated, unnatural sort of life. Otto hardly knew or cared to know, who bis fellow-lodgers were. They came and went, be met them on the stairs; they bowed silently or passed bim unrccognizing and never thought of them again. Among these, be occasionally l;ft ed his hat to a vonng girl who daily tripped over his staircase. At first he hardly noticed more than that she was a girl. I'y-aod-by something more stoic in upon his consciousness. She was lovely as well as young, a slender, rose-and-white, gray-eyed creature with brown, curling hair cropped close about ber temples. It was Fpnng. I be children in the street were selling violets. The wind came in warm, soft sighs, such as stir the heart and waken vague longings and sweet old memories. Otto's heart was tender. It was young so eager to love, so empty, so desolate. Coming borne and mounting the landing he saw the figure of bis young neighbor leaning against the window, wb:cu opened upoa a square, green and flower-garnished, and then looked away over tbe tops of tbe tall bouses to tbe superbly beautiful bay. As be came up she turned ber bead slightly and their eyes met, hers so soft and beau tiful tbat there suddenly awoke in his heart an uncontrollable desire to hear her voice. "It is a lovely view!'' be said at hazard. "lcs, I worship it. Jt is my greatest pleasure, and I bate to leave it, sne said, with a certain impa tience in ber voice which be did not understand. Hut bo felt all at once for her to go away was for his life to loose something. "Are vou going awav, then be asked sadly. "I must. If I stay I shall starve and starving is not pleasant. L'oless, indeed," with a quick look, "monsieur goes." "I go!" bo responded, not compre hending. "Yes, indeed! Do you not under stand? It is you who disturb, annoy, binder me from work." "If with amazement. "Von or your violin, w Lich com i to tbe same thing. Monsieur, 1 write stories for my living. I have to sit and write all day long, and I get 60 tired. Sometimes your violin draws mv thoughts away from my hero I get so weary of my beroe and heroines and sends me awav into impossible dreams. And some times it grieves oh, so sadly, and my beart aches end aches, till I find myself crying like a child. And then the day is gone and no page: written. "o! If monsieur and bis violin 6tay, I must go." "Mademoiselle," said Otto, raeik- lv repentant, "do not go. I will play do more upon my violin.' A tiasu leaped to her eyes a sweet seductive color rose to her cheek. Tfaeu a shade creased bcr face. "Cut that will be too u;cb sacri fice for monsieur." on, nor. indeed, " with gen erous delicacy. I am likely to Le so bur now that I shall not have time to play." "Ah!" joy fully, "then Mrs. Gran dv will not be disturbed any more." "I am sorry I disturbed Mrs Grundy, " said Otto, good naturedly. "Is she an old lady J" Snch a laagh as raag out into the spring air ! Otto bad beard nothing like it since be bad left Germany "Mrs. Grnndv is my cat. That's the name I scold ber by. 1 ut most ly I call her Kitty-kins. Cats, mon sieur knows, do not like music." Otto bowed with a mock chiralric air. "Give my couipliment3 io Mrs. Grundy, alias Kilty kins, and tell ber' tbat I will not disturb ber again, al though I must regard bcr not liking mv music as a proof of her bad taste." This Interview gave a new flavor ) to Otto's monotonous life. It threw rosy glow over the spring. He longed to have it repeated. Ict it was not repeated. Ilia young neigh bor was busy. Once or twice thi uoor was sjar, and be saw ber bend- j ing over tbe table, pen in band.while j Mrs. Grundy, alias Kittvkins. a: spicnaia.siceii wmte grimalkin looked gravely on. I ; It made Otto's beart acLc to think ;of a young1 creature tbut up with 'that eternal scratch, poratcb, while ' more ann more bcauiilai. Uut he presently bad enougu to co to think and plan for himself. His luck deserted hiin, if Le could erer be paid to have bad any luck. The peonle who cave him. transcribing found p.;. e one who would do it tbcapcr. As summer came on bis scholars vicnt into the country. Al most I f-re bo knew it bis meagre in- ; ?? " . : i ..... -r i ont of bis bands. , i,,WMrii ! t ur; t. -rf t,a.;t nn.'t rriP,1 He is mourning for bis beloved vio - lin. What a selfish girl I was ! I will tell him po the nrxt timo I see .V- .-.. . . f.- bim." That very day she found bim standing at the top of the landing, by the w indow. Such a white face as turned upon ber ! The tears rushed to her lovely eyes. "I am so sorry, monsieur, I did noi think what a selfish thing I was doing. Let mc hear your violin again. Indeed i I have missed it." He tried to Emile, to thank ber, but a mist swam before bis eyes ; be tottered and would have fallen bad be not cluag to the casement She stared at bim in alarm for an tnstaut and then flew away, return ing in a breath with a spoonful or two of wine in a glass. "Drink! Oh, I wish I bad more!" Scant as the potion was it revived bim slightly. "Come with mc! Lean on me! I am strong. Come!" 11c was still fuint and almost deliri ous, and he obeyed like a child. She led him into her own little room; drew bim to a lounge, where ho sank exhausted. Her bands trem bled as she arranged tbe pillow. She saw, now, that this stout young Teuton wa3 absolutely dyiog of hanger. j itu quick movements she tinuled a (ire. made tea and toast, went out for a minute and returned with a bit of tender beef, which she boiled, giv ing bim every drop of tbe precious juice. A little w hile afterwards he was able to sit bolstered up and take the tea and toast. "You nre so cood. ' be said w itu a waa smile. She smiled back at him, tears in her eyes. "Sow, go to sleep," she said softly; and indeed Lepretently fell off into a doze. Marie sat and witched bim. Here was a romance, and she was a part of it. ilow handsome he was, poor fellow, in spite of the ho'.loT temples and the blue circles around his eyes! She sat hour after hour, in a flood of haiwv thoughts. At last, at mid night, Otto aweke. ! "Arc you better?" she said, gently. At first be did not know whero be was, but when it came bark to him he said: 'Trou'ein, von have saved my life." ' Ob, I am so glad !" she said, ia a rich, tender voice, lie was able to stand now, to walk slowly to bis own tooca. Monsieur," she said, hastily, "you must promise to breakfast with me." He hesitated, colored. "Promise!" she said, with charming imperiousness. And be promised. Tbe room looked lonely after be was gone. Mrs. Grundy stretched be-self on the lounge where be bad lain, and Marie went and nestled her cheek atrainst the sou fur. Mie was only dimly conscious tbat bis bead bad also lain there. "Kittykins," sho Eaid, at la3t, "I think ii's r&ther bard not to have anything but a cat to love." Kittykins blinked sleepily at her, and, potting out one velvet paw, daintily touched her mistress' soft check. "Oh, Kittykins," with a balf-sob, "if you'd only talk! I am convinced you might if you choose, and you'd be sure to say something agreeable," said Marie; and then laving ber bead on the cat, she cried like any other woman. When breakfast wa3 ready the next morning she tapped at Otto's door. Tbry could not meet without blushing. Each knew that it could never be between them as it bad been. Iho picture thev present to my imsgination is a pleasant one. So poor, except in their youth; so hope less, save of love. "Now tell me all about vour trou ble.," she said, after she bad made the room once more the dainty little parlur that Otto thought the cosiest place be ever saw. lie told bcr. It was 8 have a friend. good to He could not guess the meaning of the wise look she gave him when by and by, she put on her bat and told him to keep Mrs. Grundy company until her return. She earns back with flurbed cheek9 and bright eyes. "Good news! good news!" she cried. "Longman Sc Gray will em ploy you to translate German sto ries." lie seized her hand and kissed ber fervently. "Angel !' he cried. Marie wept. To her also it seem ed good to have a friend. Apart now through the long sum mer days tho two worked. In the evening Le took ber to tbe park, where the bands played and gay crowds made a picture." She was a little pale now. He no ticed that she conld not walk so far as be did at first. "Ob, if I could only take you into tbe country, ray darling! ' he said. "I should so like to see the coun try," she answered, a little sigh flut tering from bcr lips. Otto thought bitterly what a curse poverty was. He bad so longed to take ber to bis heart and away from all that monotonous work. He bad even written to his father, but he got for answer tbat be bad chosen bis own way, and must walk in it, "Otto!" cried Marie, suddenly. She bad picked up a bit of an old city newspaper, and was carelessly reading iL "Otto! was your father's name Lndwig?" "Yes!" ia wonder. She grew white. "Head r lie took the bit cf newspaper and read "If the son cf the late Ludwig Leibhart of Hamburg, Germany, will send his address to 930 Broadway, 08 WU1 ccarci sometDing to nis ad vantage. "My father li dead !" said Otto, slowly. What shall wc say more than that old Ludwig, on bis deathbed, bad forgiven hit son tbat Otto went back to Germany, taking Marie with. him. and that they will live them aa happy as love and prosperity can make them. flaw ft Bsureleel I' p. Just before noon yesterday, Fays the Detroit Free Ws, Mr. Jones est on an empty barrel standing in front of a liquor store on Michigan avenue, and reTa'ked that it was cheaper to lose two dollars' worth of time wait ing for tbe car if auto foot it nine blocks. Mr. Jones is long and lean, doesn't weigh over 106 pounds. Tbe barrel oagbt to bare held op two just like bim, but as be wriggled around to secure an easy position, tbe bead r 1 1 "r- T ii : - r . i leu in: Jir. iuuch ieu in muer me I bead. It wasn't tbe best he could do, but do time was given bim to i plan and ponder. The first thing he j .,!. I ..vJ7i ie B!'"",B cra3Q j ff d "k,e,s ver,on6 fldcA and.L, shoulders and head wedged against tbe opposite. His head was bent for ward until bis neck was nearly brok en; bis legs seemed to have been driven op, and he was right where the boys wanted bim. He yelled out ia smothered tones, and an aged lady wbokeesao intelligence office near the scene of tbe accident, looked down from her window, and called out: "Bub, we don't want any such fool ing around here." "Bub be bio wed lemmeout help! Lelp!" hoarsely .eplied Mr. Joues. "Ob! young man, you are on your way to the gallows!" said tbe aged lady, and sbe drew back from tbe window and sighed. Few people walk tbe streets at noon, and Mr. Jones yelled out many times before the grocer came out He saw the fort sucking up, and ho gave them a rap with a potato sn ashcr and exclaimed: "You boys d serve killing!" "I'm a "dying in here help me out!" roared Jones. "I'll die yon, you old vagrant!" replied the grocer, seeing tbat the feet belonged to a man and he gave tbe barrel a kick. Four or five boys came around tbe corner, and when tbey discovered I what was up, one of tbem recognized Mr. Jones' voice. Looking into tbe barrel be asked: "Is that you, Mr. Jones?" "Yes yes!" gasped Jones. "Are you doing well down there, Mr. Jones?" "Oh! Heavens lemme up!" cried tho prisoner. "Aren't you easy in your mind, Mr. Jones?" inquired another bov, "I tell you 1 am dying!" shouted Jones as be tried to struggle around. "I believe you are a liar," replied the grocer, as he gave the barrel a shake. When he was convinced that tbe man in tbe barrel was not a vagrant or a beggar, be set about heming bim out. He tried to lift bim up, but Jones yelled for mercy, and tbe bovs pit in their talk and decided that the ba-rel should be tiped over. This was done, a d while tbe grocer went alter the hatchet to knock the hoop3 off, the boys rolled Mr. Jones up and down the walk "to cool him off." "Do you feel better now, Mf. Jones?" inquired one. "Have you any cramps in the stom ach, Mr. Jones?" asked a second. "Do you really and truly want to get out of that pallace car, Mr. Jones?' asked a third. And Jones howled and took on and tried to kick, and as the boys rolled him along be was beard mak ing solemn vows tbat be would kill everybody in Detroit if he ever got out of the barrel Tbe grocer finally came with bis hatchet, and as be knocked at the hoops be said it was a pity to go and destroy a nice bar rel like that in order to save ono hu man life. Tbe staves finally fell in and fell! out and Jones gave a yell and scram bled np. "Ab! he's a man to play circus tricks!" exclaimed one of tbe boys. "Yon bet he's the boss performer!" yelled another. Mr. Jones clawed around and . ed to get then, and as he limped away the aged lady of tbe intel- gence o.Tice looked ont the window and said: "If tbat man docsn t go around robbing clothes lines, then I'm no judge of buuai nature!" Tb Waj r the Cable. au operator sits at a tabic in a . .. ... . room darkened by curtains. Oa his desk stands a little instrument named the "reflecting galvanometer," the invention of Sir William Thompson, without which Atlantic telegraphy would be a slow process, not exceed ing two or three words per minute, instead of eighteen or twenty, the present rate, lhe delicate instru ment consists of a tiny magnet and a small mirror swinging on a silk thread, the two together weighing out a lew grains. The electric current pas-ing along the wire from alencin, deflects the magnet to and fro. Tbe mirror re flects a spot of light on to a scale, in a box placed at tbe operator's right hand, where, by its oscillation, the spot of light indicates the slightest movement of tbe magnet, follows every cba ge ia tbo received current; and every change, great or small, produces a corresponding oscillation of the spot of light on tbe scale. A code cf signals is so arranged by which tbe movement of tbe spot of light is made to indicate the letters of tbe alphabet. Wbcn receiving a message from V alencia, the operator watches the movk. .rent of the little speck, which keeps dancing about over tbe scale on nis ngnt lonis practiced eye, eacn movement or tbe spot repre sents a letter of tbe alphabet, and its seemingly fantastic motions are spell ing out the intelligence which tbe pulsings of tb electric currents are transmitting between tbe hemis pheres. It is truly marvelous to note bow rapidly the experienced operator disentangles tbe irregular oscillations of the little speck into the tetters and worcs which they repre sent. U'ltbopt Tboras. i nings are pretty wen matcned in this world, so fur as taking comfort goes, and we begin to believe tbat high and low all have their tribula tions. Fishes are booked, worms are trodden on, birds are fired at, and worry is everywhere. Poor men's wivea worry because their bread don't rise, or the pane of cls33 is mended with putty or tbey - can't af ford to hire help. Rich men's wires worry because tbe preserve dish is not tbe latest pattern, or because somebody Ends cnt bow a party dress is trimmed before tbe party happens, or some grandee's wife over looks them, or because their help sau ces 'em, breaks op tea sets, spoils dinners, gets drunk and cuts np sheets into nnderclothes. Causes vary, but worry averages the same. Tbe scale of miles is different in maps, bnt places remain jnst so far apart, and so do humanity and comfort. U -!VBt The peach season is about over. Ecllak (MrU. A recent English cose of extreme cruelty, passing under the guise of justice, has been much commented on id the papers on both sides ot the Atlantic. There seemed to be some thing peculiarly revolting in tbe cir cumstances tbat a little girl of thir teen, who bad plucked a geranium bud in an almshouse garden, should be sentenced to imprisonment for a fortnight in jail, and for four years lontrer ia a penal institution all too mildly termed "reformatory." But, as a matter of fact, severe sentences such as this are by no means rarely pronounced from the benches occu pied by the "unpaid mazistracv" of t m 4 '- - England. Justice, in the bands of tbe gentlemen who are called npon to administer punishment to petty of fenders ia tbe English rural districts, is especially stern with those who in any way invade the sacred rights of "property." Tbeft or trespass, in their eyes, "i3 too apt to be regarded as worse than wife bcalinff, or slan der, than perjury or murderous as sault. Such sentences as tbat accord ed to poor little Sarah Chandler arc far from being as uncommon as the consnicuousness of her case would imply. The very same clergyman who sought, in bis capacity as a mag istrate, to brand bcr for life as a "jail bird," because sbe plucked a flower, sentenced, not long ago, a small boy scarcely out of bis pinafores to pris on for a month, because he scraped the leavings of a discarded tobacco cask, and sold bis Ecrops for a half penny; and condemned a young ser vant girl to six weeks in jail for put ting some photographs, which she found in a waste paper basket In the house where she served, into her pocket to show to some friends. "ot long ago sixteen fishermen and wo men, living on the Northumbrian coast, were cast into jail for a month for picking up mussels on the shore, with which to bait their hooks, it was an audacious assault upon ice property rights of tLe squire whose estate ran to tbe water s edge ; and the clcrirvraan and souires who ad ministered tbe law without pay in that region could not let tbe flagrant defiance of tbo rights of property pass. In Essex three very reputa ble and not disorderly lads, aged about sixteen, sallied out for an after noon walk, in crossing the ncids they came to a brook ; a grassy knoll on its bank.3 tempted them, and they threw themselves upon it and began to read somo books they bad brought with tbem. Suddenly up rode tbe owner of the field on horseback, and roughly demanded their names. Soon after they bad returned home they were taken in charge by a policeman, brought before tho magistrates, ac cused of trespass, and heavily fined. A littlo girl of thirteen was recently condemned at Dorchester to twenty one dajs's imprisonment at "hard labor," and five years in a reformato ry, fur stealing an earthen miikjug. It turned out tbat the jug, which was cracked, bad been given to the girl without authority by a servant. The supposed thief, too, was ascertained to have the best character for hones ty. Apph'ton'i Journal. ('tor Oil. She bad bad ber mind made up for two or three days that tbe boy need ed some castor oil, but she knew that she must approach him gently. She placed the bottle where he could 6ce it, and when he turned up bis nose sbe said : "It's just like honey, my darling." He seemed to doubt her word, and sbe continued : "If you'll take some I'll let you go to the circus." "How much ?" he cautione'ly in quired. "Oh, only a spoonful, just ono spoonful," the replied a3 she uncork ed the bottle. "And you'll give me some sugar besides ?" he asked. "Of course I will a big lump." He waited until she began pouring from tbe bottle, and then asked : "And you'll give me ten cents, too ?" "Yes, of course." "And you'll buy me a shoo-fly kite?" he went on, seeing Lis advan tage. "I guess so." "No kite no ile," he said as he drew back. "Well, I'll buy you tha kite," she replied, filling tbe spoon clear up. "And a velocipede ?" "I'll think of it." "You can't think no castor oil down me!" be exclaimed, looking around for bis bat "Here I will, or I'll tease father to, and I know be will. Come, nsw, swallow it down." "And you'll buy me a goat ?" "Yes." "And two hundred marbles ?" "Yes. Now take it right down." "And a coach dog?" "I can't promise that." "AH right no dog, no ile !" "Well, I'll ask your father." "And you'll buy mo a pony ?" "Ob, 1 couldn't do that Now be a good boy and swallow it down " "Oh, yes, I'll swallow that stuff, I will," he said, as he clapped on his hat 'Yon may make a fool of some other boy with a circus ticket, and a lump of brown sugar, but it'll take a hundred dollar pony to trot that cas tor ile down my throat!" And he went out to see ifthe neigh bors cat had been caught iu tbe dead fall be set for ber. Kuan I an Proverb. Every fox praises bis own tail. Go after two wolves and you will not even catch one. A good beginning is half the work. Trust in God, but do not stumble yourself. With God, even across the sea; without Him, dot even to the thresh old. Without cheating no trading Money is not God, Lut it shows great mercy. The deeper you hide anytbiug the sooner you End it A debt is adorned ly pajrjient. Roguery is lhe last of trade. Never tale a crooked path while you can see a straight one. If God don't forsake us tbe pigs will not take us. Fear not tbc threats of the great but rather the tears of the poor. Ask a pig to dinner, and Le will put bis feet on the (able. Disease comes in by tbc hundred weight, and goes out by onncrii. Lvery little frog is great in Lis own bog. An oid inenu is worm two new ones. Be praised no: fvryour ancestors, but for your virtues. . W hen fish are rare, even a crab a fish. A father's blessiog cannot is be by up drowned in water nor consumed fire. A mother's prayer will draw from the depth of the sea. Haw lbs Freaek Brisurat DrtwMd Mmm ! Life. The author of "Tbo French at Home" says tbat ia bis walk, one morning, be saw a man pulled out of tho water, apparently drowned. He was laid on tbe right side, the face turned toward the ground, and the jaws opened to facilitate tbo escape of water. Several times the bead was placed a little lower than tbe rest of tbe body for the sme pur pose, but only for a few seconds at a time. In tbe meanwhile there was a regular manipulating process to in duce breathing, which consisted ia pressing the abdomen, stomach and sides of tbe chest, but softly. Tbe efforts were without effect; the man looked as if bo bad seen the last cf earth. Then the prostiate figure was carried to the nearest station for the rescue of tbe drowned. Here the man was stripped and wiped dry, and be was laid, turned down on the side, between two blankets on a mat tress; tbe manipulating process was resumed, wiib intervals of about a quarter of a m'nuie between pressures of the body, the pressure being re peated fifteen or twenty times, fol lowed by a t-uspension of ten min utes. Twenty minutes were passed ia ibis way, when a physician em ployed on this kind of service ap peared and took charge of the case. A warming-pan Oiled with hot water was passed over tho body outside of tbe blanket, particularly over the pit of the stomach, and tbe sides of tbe chea This was alternated with a gentle friction of hot woolen mittens and tbe naked hands, and the solesof the feet and palms of tbe bands were vigorously rubbed. An operator breathed into tbc mouth of tbe man by means of a tube. These efforts also proving in vain, the physician bad recourse to the introduction of tobacco smoke into tbe intestines. In abojt ten minutes tbe man gave feeble sign of life, whereupon all macipulation was discontinued lest it should interfere with the natural movement Soon be showed a desire to vomit. How long the whole pro cess lasted is not stated, but tbe reader will see that it was lengthy A few days after, tbe writer attend ed a ball, and among tbe most lively dancers be saw was tbe drowned man. Thorough Workntrn. Savs an exchango : "There is no more honorable position in life than that of a good craftsman in a success ful occupation. His horny band is a more honorable badge of public ser vice than the bejeweled dignity of tbe dainty clerk or man milliner. His labor-begrimmed face or greasy working dress are proofs of the exal tation of his rank among men. An honest competent workman has peers but no superiors. Lut to deserve al! his honor he mu3t be competent skilled ia the mysteries of bis craft And it is no use for tbe people to say that their superior intelligence makes np for everything : for a man with the wisdom of a Solomon could not constitute himself a perfect artisan wftbout the practical experience which makes a man such. Journey men are turned out in multitudes day by day, who have hardly an idea of the first principles of their trade; and many young men, hardly yet of age, are found bold enough to profess a thorough knowledge of two or more handicrafts, any and all of which tbey really know littleornoth ing abcut Ask employers from whence they have their most skilled laborers, and tbey will tell vou tbat tbey come from those workshops where long apprenticeships served to turn out thorough workmen ; where engineering is not learned in a year, shoemaking in a month, or printing in a few days. There are many rea sons why this whole subject of me chanical labor. The great enemy of tbe workiogmea, is tbe crowd of bad workers wbo are admitted to bis sta tus without tbe proper experience, for which be bas paid years of effort. Will You lake hbecp. An old farmer, about the time thai the temperance reform was beginning to exert a healthful influence in the country, said to his hired man: "Johnatban. I did not think to mention to you when I hired you, that I think of trying to do my work this year without rum. How much more mast I give you to induce you to do without?" "Oh, I don't care much about said Jonathan; "you may give what you please." it," roe will you "Well," said tho farmer, "I give you a sheep in the fall will do without." "Agreed," said Jonathao. The oldest sou then said: "Father, will you give me too, If I do without?" "Yes Marshall, you shall if a sheep have a sl eep if you do without." The youngest son, a striplin r, then said: "Father, will you give mo a sheep if I will do without?" "Yes Chandler, you shall have a sheep also, if you will do without rum." Presently Chandler spoke again: "Father, hadn't you better tale sheep too?" Cork ma STon-l'ontlnclor. A company is said to have recently been formed in Paris for tbe purpose of testing, tbe non-conducting prop erties of cork. A number of steam pipes at several important establish ments bad been covered with cork, and it is said that after standing some eighteen months, th covering re mains intact, and is a perfect a non conductor as on tbe day it was laid. Although the durability of tbe cork bad been proved before, in the case of buoys, wicb are partly immersed and partly exposed to tbe eatber, its abibty to stand fuch high temper atures as those of surfaces intensely ticated by steam bad not before been shown. The lightness of cork; the readiness with which it yields so as to surround cylinders or pipes; tbe facility with which it is put in its place, taken down and put op again in case of the inspection or repairs of a boiler or steam pipe, together with the fact that its non-conducting pow er cftcct3 a great saving of fuel, are regarded by engineers as greatly in its favor for the outer coating of steam vessels. - - Bita r Advice. Do civil to everybody. If you are poor, or dependent on the patronage r 1 1 i . t i . r ui iub puuiio, it ocnooves you to ue polite and attentive. If vou are & fchop-keeper, d not advise, but sug gest ; and do not loose your temper, no matter how aggravating your cus tomer may be. If yoa are in the happy position where you can 'play patron, do iL with dignity but not with condescension. Never avoid speaking to the laborer with the dust and sweat of an honest day's work on bim. That nod of recognition may get a day's work for yon when money would not do it Kew Adoerttiements. JOHN F. BLYMYER, DEALER IN Hardware, Iron, Nails, Glass, Paints, oms. 5cc, &o. The following is a partial list of goods in Stock: Cirpenter's Tools, Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, Chisels, Plane Iron?. A Jzes, ic, Black smith's Goods, Bellows, Anvils, Yices, Files, Hammers, kc. Saddlery Hardware, Tab Trees, Gig Saddles, Hames, Buckles, Rings, Bits and Tools. Table Knives and Forks, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Spoons and Razors, the largest stock in Somerset County. Painter's Goods, a full stock. White Lead, Colored Paints for inside and outside painting, Paints in oil, all colors, Varnish, Turpentine, Flaxseed Oil, Brushes, Japan Dryer, Walnut Stains, Jfcc. Window Glass of all sizes and glass cut to any shape. The best Coal Oil always on hand. Our stock of Coal Oil Lamps is largo and comprises very elegant styles. Ditston's Circular, Md?y and Cross Cut Saws. Mill Saw Files of tbebest quailty. Porcelain-lined Kettlc3. Handles of all kinds. SHOVJSIjS, FOUKK, SIAIXIS, RAKES, Mattocks, Grub Hoes, Ticks, Scythes, Sneaths, Sledgc3, Mason Hammers, Cast Steel, Step Ladders, Carriage and Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loooking Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, DoorMats, Baskets, Tubs, Wooden Buckets, Twine, Rope all sizes. Hay Pulleys, Butter Prints, Mop Sticks, Traps, Steelyards, Meat Cutters and Staffers, Traces, Cow Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dust and Scrub Brushes, Dorse Brushes, Cur ry Combs and Cards, Door Locks, Hinges, Screws, Latches and everything in tbe Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fuse, Ac., Ac, The fact is, I keep everything thatbelong3 to the Hardware trade. I deal exclusively in this kind of goods and give my whole atttention to it. Per sons who are building, or any one in need of anything in my line, will find it to their advantage to give me a call. I will always give a reasonable credit to responsible persons. I thank my old customers for their patronage, and hope this season to make many new ones. Don't forget the place :N"o, 3, "BAER'S BLOCK." Aprils '74. m FOLLANSBEE & C0, Merchant Tailors, And IVIamifUcturera of Gent's. Youth's and Boys, Win ail 121 Mood Street, corner Fifth Avenue, j PITTSBURGH. ! aprL KEYSTOXE Dl.MVU ROOMS, S93 Liberty Street, rittobnrgh. i W. II. SI Mrs OX Proprietor. MEALS ATALL IlOVltS. ' -TKAN"SIENT CUSTOM SOLICKEO. Sep 19 I New Firm! NEW GOODS! LOW PEICES! SVIIavIujj purchased the Interest of Messrs C. F. Bboads Jt Tito's., In the grocery business, we respectfully snnonnce to the public that we trill continue the business at the old stand, ( Xo. S, Racr'H Blot-It. ) In addition to a full line of grocerie (fresh and of best qualities), : GLASSWARE, QUEENSWARE, FLOUR, GRAIN, j ! & MILL FEED, We will make a specialty of s A. L T Carbon Oil, Land Plaster, CALCINED PLASTER, FREDERICK AND CLEVELAND WHITE LIME, Cumberland Lime, GUANO, PHOSPHATES, &c,l Webave a largo warehouse and liaie houso near the Depot, and will furnish Country Jlcrchatts ' and Farmers storage room at rca.matIe rates. W. F. ALTFATHIR & Co. ! SOMERSET, PA. March 3d, 1ST5. IMPORTANTJQ ALL Protection of your Family- from poverty, and in ease of sudden death your estate I rom bankrupt cy: or in event of a loos? life a competency fur Tour old at;e. can be secured ir you bow avail voursell of the Decennial Dividend plan furnished by the NEW JERSEY Theonl lv Comrnv that eannrdoizgna tbo above Kind f policies, the most liberal and fair in iu I provisions of anv Intheworl Those who wish to avail themselves or Its many bene tits can have the necessary documents luniish ed them to nil out, and additional and Imporant information, by applying by letter or in person to F. E. GOODELL, A.QE1I ASCII OFFICE, 88 Fonrtli Are., Pittsburg, Pa. A reSDoaeible nerson la wanted In this ami jolnini counties to oresent the aboev Dlan of in. surance,to the public, to whom a perm anent and desirable poeitionwUl be glven.Acldresa as above. iliicellaneous. JOHN F. BLYMYER. & & MMM j Have now opened ! A Larfrc and Complete Assortment of Hoods for Fall and Winter Wear. They hare a eom;.lae aS"rtmect ot Isailics Furs, Drm dJood.s, Felt .Shirts, JIoop Skirts, Slustlvs9 Mho vs. And Felt over Shoes, MEN AND BOYS' Clothing, Boots and Shoes, HATS AND CAPS, Uiulerclothinjr for ilen and Women A large assortment ol HARDWARE -A-TSTX) QUEENSWARE, Carpets, Oil Cloths, &c. A lurge st'jck of f.ne anil coarse SALT i By the Karrel or Sack Prices as Low as Possib'e. C. & 0. H0LDERBAU3I, Somerset, Pa., Oot. 30. ! NEW STORE! SCHELL & WILSOJT wonld Inform their friends anil the public generally, that tlisy have opened a store at a .A. II Tl lil T T on tbe line of the P. W. & B R. R., and now offer for sale a a Ueneral Stwk i f Merchan.llie, too aistinKuf PRY GOODS, CLOTHING, QUEEXSWARE, IIARDWARE, IIATS & CATS, ROOTS & SHOES, ic, iic, &c, All ot which will he sold aheap for CASH or ex chnnsrfl fr prmlnre. WA1 W.n Lumber of all kinds, Hnnn-polen. CniJK-Ties, Bark, Slaves, ke.t Also, Wool, Hut. ter, MAPLE SUGAR, Bamn. Grain of all tin. Id. Furs, Sheep-Peltn. and l-swr.x. fcr which wc will pay the highest prices in Cash or Oootl. SALT AND FISH. always on hand. Give oi a call and.he convinced that we iuiend to du buniness and eanitot be under sold. SCHELL & AVILSOX. AVIKE & YOUNG, HrjTOHERS AND PEALERS, I Wholesale and Retail. vs FE2SH. lvTE-A.TS, ALL KIN DS, SICH AS BEEF, POKK, r.irTTOM, VEAL. LAMP, SAliSiQE, PCDDIXO. BbLfKtN'A AND LARD, CUR OWN RENDERING. IMarket days, Tuesdays, Thursdays, arc! Satur days. icariOTi jSTEfEPM CAETMGHT. Manufacturer! cf Galvanized Iron Cornices, Window and Door Heads, Flnials. Turrets. Chim ney Caps, Ventilators, and all kinds of Galvanis ed Iron Ornamental Work. Tin Kooflnc. Snout. I Ins;, and all kinds of Joi Work promptly attend ! ed to. Xo. 15S Federal SI. Allegheny City, Pa. Miscellaneous. J.W. PATTOM. CO. HURST. JCIZTW7" FIRM. N EW GOODS. THE NEW FIRM OF & PAH HURST Xo. i, IJaer's Block, are now in reeoint of a su-k of (rn.t adapted to the present warns of the people. Purchased wlih in the last ten days and since the decline tn the prices ot Staplesand Ih'inrsiies. they are enabled to oirer special inducement.) to ail in want of kik-.Ii of every description In such variety a cannot be found anywhere el in town, comprising uen eral assortment. They call special attention to their large assortment of CALICOES, Bleached and Unbleached Mucins GINGHAMS, SHIRTING. TICKING, BOYS AND MENS' HE A VY PAXT STUFFS, in Cottonade, Double and Irish .Jeans, Satinets. Cassimeres, &c, DRESS GOODS, in Plain and Corded Alpaccas, Pop lins, Cashmere3, French Merrinoes, &c, STAPLE .t FANCY NOTIONS, HATS 3c CAPS, BOOTS &c SHOES, TOBACCO AND CIGARS, HARDWAI.E The bestassortinent of Carpeting anil Oil Cloths evcrbrnuirht n tnwn. A larye st-k of Qucena ware. Iirlermined to be up to the times In a..rt ment.styles anil prices, we ri-rpeettully snli-'it a call Iruui those in want of xoinis. teHs TR. T. BROW?", N. 82 SECOND AVF.M F.. Aietwecn Wood and ."Wii rket Streets. Plttsburir. roniinues to Ktinmntce his eurcs in eases of PK1 VATE 1ISK AJKS. His remedies are prcpm-i-d by himself No patient will lie sent to a ilrutcnint lorbismHilline. Havlnir had a lanre experience in a practice of over 3 1 years, be can injure ivlb-l In a tew days. Terms low and cures certain. Ind icate diseases, liver complaint, palpitation of the heart, strir turcs, diseases of the Madder and kid neys, s;en- ral debility and nervousness Yield read ily to his treatment. All letters cuntaluinv a : or postage slump pn.mpily answered. jucl Cook & Beerits' FAMILY GROCER! Flour and Feed STORE. W would most respectfully announce to mends and the uuhl le aeneraiiv. in tbe town uv. vieinityol i-otnerset, that we have opened our aewstore on MAIX CROSS STREE1 And in addition to o full line of the best Confwtloneric. Xotious, Tobaccos, Cijrars. We will endeavor, at all times, to tiIv jur cus. totners with the BEST QUALiTY OF FAMILY FLOUK, CORK-MEAL, OATS, SHELLED COIiX, OA TS if: CORN CHOP, BRAN, MIDDLINGS Am! evervthinv n.irhbiinir menl at tlie 0 tho Feed Depart- LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. foi: CASH ONLY. Also, a well selected stock of Glassware; Stoneware, 'Wocileiiwaro, ai kUMi, and STATIONER! Which we will sell as cheap as the cheapest. Please call, examine our roods of all kind, be sat id tied from your own judgment. Don't forget where we sty On MAI?, CROSS Street, Stnnerrct, Pa Oct a. is; JTA T77S EGETABU SICiUM HAIR .Every yc:ir increases tlio populari ty of this valuable Hair Preparation ; which is tine to merit alone. We can assure our ohl patrons that it is kept fully up to its high standunl; ami it is the only reliable and perfect ed preparation for restoring Gray ort Faded Hair to its youthful color, making it soft, lustrous, and silken. The scalp, by its use, becomes white and clean. It removes all eruptions and dandruff and, by its tonio prop erties, prevents tho hair from falling out, as it stimulates and nom-hes tho hair-glands, lly its use, the hair grows thicker and stronger. Iu baldness, it restores tho capillary glands to their normal vigor, and will create a new growth, except in extreme old age. It is the most eco nomical Haik Dressing ever used, as it requires fewer applications, ami gives the hair a splendid, gloss" appfcarancti. A. A. Hayes, Jsi.Lfc, State Assayt-r cf llassachnsetts, say, "The constituents are pnre.and care fully selected for excellent ouality; and I consider it the Best Wepa eatiox for its intended purposes." Sell ly all DruqjUti, and Drillers UM'.clnt. Prico Ono Dollar. Buckingham's Dyo. FOH THB WHISKERS. As our Uencwcr in many cases requires too long a time, and too much care, to restore gray or faded Whiskers, wc have prepared this dye, in one preparation ; which will quickly and effectually accomplish this result. It is easily applied, and produces a color which will neither rub nor wash off. Sold by all Druggists. Price Filly Ceat- Manufactured by R. P. HALL & CO., NASHUA. N.H.