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;i. 1 ; H , ! , i : i f V. : i ; : i ;l : !: ! '! t Ttir VHT'n lltfc. Mrs. Hcf.pood prided bersclf on be ing one of t.he best of housekeepers. She was oue of those rapid bouse wifcu who pursue an atom of dust as a hunter mijrbt pursue a Eta?. No bold-natured flv ever dared to buzz within ber dainty walls. No cat pur red upon ber hearth-stone. Plants were tabooed because their leaflets would fall. Canary-birds were ruth lessly excluded lest they should scat ter peed. Sunshine was regarded as an arch enemy. "It brings flies, and fades the carpets," said Mrs. Hop pood. As for Mr. Ilopgood and the chil dren they lived mostly in the kitchen. "I can't Lave the boys' muddy boots tramping over the carpets, and the girls sewing in the parlor," taid Mrs. Ilopgood. "As for Ilopgood, be dont care where he sits. One place is as good as another where 1 is concerned." The Ilopgood family also took their meals in the kitchen. "I've got a dining room as nice as anybody's," said Mrs. Ilopgood, with a "real carved oak side-board, with a marble lop, and silver, polish ed till it's better than any looking glass ; but where's the use of turning things all upside down, just for one's own family ? Common crockery wa-e and good bone-handled knives are just as good for every day use." "Mamma," said Klsie Ilopgood a cbcrry-checkcd girl of sixteen, "I should like to sit in the parlor some times. Mrs. Montfort and daughter use theirs every evening, aid it looks ho pretty and pleasant tuere." "Stuff and nonsense ; said Mrs. ilnntrnnd nbarnlv. "I keen house rnvhclf after mv own fashion, and I tl.ra1pa'v in An tin fcame." "liut mamma," pleaded Elsie, "I was thinking bowl bhould like to invite an tp oli ilm irirla here some even ing, and have tea, and afterwards a little dance. I've been anked out to many times without responding, tint I'm really anhamed to go." "Then vou had better stay at home," said Mrs. Ilopgood, polishing vigorously away at the stem of her silver card-receiver. "I think I see myself, with all tho young folks in town, dancing on my Brussels car pet, and cake crumbs and melted cream daubed over everything." Elsie made no answer, but her countenance fell. "I wish ma was like any one else.' t-he said to herself, the tears obscur ing ber eves. "I wish she was like Kate Pickett's mother, who lets her have company every Thursday even fuir. John Elton wants me to marry him. If I was married, I could have a house of mv own, and do as I pleased." "Mother," said Mr. Ilopgood, a a week or two afterwards, with a troubled face, "Is it true that our Elsie is out walking with John Elton, evening after evening? lie is a worthless, dissipated fellow, ana no It associate for any girl." "Mercy upon osl I don't know," aid Mrs. Ilopgood, with a perturbed face. "I suppoeed'hat she was with Kate Pickett or Clara Montlort, 1 in entirely too busy with pickling and housekeeping to run at a giddy girl's beds the whole tuae. liut I m going to commence cleaning to-morrow, and then I'll warrant you I'll give her enough to do, to keep her out of mischief." "Mother," said Isaac Ilopgood, trravclv. Bometimes I think that if we made our bouse a little more at tractive to our children " "0. nonsense!" petulantly inter r opted his wife, "I Buppose you'd like us to bare tableaux. like Mrs. Montfort; or a magic lantern like the little Miekfords. Our children hav en't leen brought op that way." And Mr. llont-ood said no more. Mrs. Ilopgood was, to use her own expression, "In the thick of the house cleaning" the next day, with the carpets rolled into heaps, the floor "pattered with soapsuds, and her bead tied op with a pocket handker chief, when tba door soddenly open ed. "Take care of my pail of soapsuds and soda 1" cried rbe, shrilly. "V it's you, is it Ally T" "Yes '.mother it's me," Baid Alex ndcr the eldest son, who had just con into business as junior rarty to his father. "I say do leave off washing a minute, and attend to me? Pyerson's in town my old chum, yoa know enly for one day, and I've akr d him here to dinner." "To dinner!" almost screamed Mrs. Ilopirood. droroinr ber brush in consternation. "Alexander Hop rood, are yon crazy T Of course 1 can't have him to dinner. Just look at the condition the boose is in." "O, he won't mind that, mother. Kyerson is a thoroughly good fellow. Just let bim sit down to pot-luck witn the rest of vis, any " "I shall do nothing of the sort, Alexander," said Mrs. Ilopgood, se yerelv compressing her lips. 'Ton know I do not approve of voor invi ting company at any time, still less at such a pel iod as this. If you have K-ca (uA enough to ask him, you mar ret otit of the scrape the lest way you can." "But mother" "I don't Want any more discussion on the subject," said Mrs Ilopgood, aabblmg awaj with the brush. And Alexander went out slamming the door. "By George!" quoth Alexander liopgooa to bimseir, "it l can t ask a friend to my borne, there's at least the alternative of inviting bim to a batel. I never did such a thing be fore, but I don't see bow else I can manage." So Alexander Ilopgood entertained Mr. Kyerson at the hotel, and gave an unlimited order for iced cham pagne and dessert And th upshot cf it all was that Alexander ilop- good was broogbt 10 at eleven o'clock at night, by two of the wait ers, helplessly intoxicated. "Dont be' f-f-fraid, mother!" stut tered be, braadishing an empty bottle, as he became dimly conscioos of ber white snared Tac bending over bim. "Go on with your washing ! It's a deal jollier at the hotel than at bona. Freedom forever! IIoo-oo- ray!" "O, what shall I do?" sobbed Mrs. Ilopgood, when the waiters were once mors cot of the house, and the roll of the cab wheels bad died away. "To think only to think that a son of mine should ever disgrace him self thus!" "It's your own fault, mother," said Benny, the second son. You woaldn't let Ally bring bis friend bcre," "Hold yoor tongue," sharply re torted Mrs. Ilopgood, wincing be teath the prick of this home truth, i "Call fclsw. I need Ler help." "0, mother!" piped Fannie, the younger girl, mnning down stairs in fratic haste, "Elsio ain't here." "Not here !" "Xo mother; she baenH been to bed at all and there's a note on her table directed to you." "Opon it mother," said Isaac Uop- 7 MU, Lu-kilw "This U ni-rlif fr.r our household. doomed Mv Gol!jquickly cease.' ho a our linmp Wome sj disiaetcrulf to our children that thev fiv from. it. like rats froji a falling house V ' I Kkie's note was hhort enough. It read : "Dear MAhcr : I am tired of liv ing in the kitebca. I Lave run away with John Elton and before you see me again I sha!l have entered upo" a new future. Elsie." Mrs. Ilopgood brvke cut into wild, hysterical hobbiegs. Mr. Ilopgood read tho harried! v- scrawled paper with a face COM CI. (J set like 6te 1. "llun awav with John Elton !"' he. repeated fcl)!y- "Poor Elsie! God help ber. For be is as great a villain and scoundrel as ever lived ; and she has scaled her own doom. Mother, mother, this comes from your house keeping." "It wasn't my fault, Isaac," sobbed Mrs. Ilopgood, rocking herself back wards and forwards on a chair into which she bad dropped. "It was your fault," retorted her husband, almost savge!y.i "You made the very name of borne a mock ery to your children ; yon shut up your 6 n inside ol a seruboicg pan ; and now you are reaping tee- niuer harvest." Of course poor Alexander Ilopgood was unable to lift his throbbing bead from the pillow the next day, and bis mother never left him until after noon. When at last tie came down stairs, the parlor blinds were thrown wide open, a flood of sunshine streaming in, the table neatly set iu the pretty dining-room, with flowers in vases, and new books, games and puzzles scattered around. Mrs. Ilopgood gazed around with a j 'oewi'dered air. i?hc hardly knew her - ! own Home "This is the way in which we i;iust live Lcnreforward, mother' raid her fcusUnd, cheerily. "Let in the light and sunshine; teach Bon and Fanny that 'home' is something more than an empty name, aiid try, in so fur as we can, to reti ic-vo the errors of our past life." And Mrs. Ilopgood mutely Leaved her head. "I will try," she answered. , ! Aburtl "Itemed lea.' .K SOSStNSE CLRIXii Kit l I1Y WfiltPS A$T PKIX-t " "! r.A John George Jluumaa is not gen erally recognized as odc of Lerks couuty's authors and writers, yet h has published a work which found considerable sale throughout the country. It is a small volume of 72 paces, and is a "collection of myste rious and invaluable arts and reme dies for man as well as beast?, with aanv proofs of their virtue and effi ciencv in healing diseases, etc., the greater part of which was never seen until 1820." The book starts out with a remedy for hysterics. The hand is to be laid on the heart, and the following words spoken: "Matrix, patrix, lay thyself right and safe, or tbou or I shall on the third day fill the grave." For hysteria and colds, this reme dy is given. It must be strictly at tended to every evening. "It is to put off your stockings and rub the flesh carefully between the toes." To cure worms the following must be repeated three times. At the end of the first time the patient must be tapped once in the back, tMce for the second, and three times for the third. The words arc: "Mary, (.Son's moth er, traversed the land, holding three worms close in her hand: one white, the other was blaric, and the third was red." If you are being slandered and want "to prevent it, "take ff your shirt and turn it wrong side out, and then run your tuumbs down to your thighs." . Following words repeated will core colic: "I warn ye colic fiends 1 There is one sitting in judgment who spcakctb. Therefore beware ye fiends." ' Following is said to be a good rem edy lor fever: "Good morning, dear Thursday. Take away from (me) the 77 gold fryers. O Thou, dear Lord, take them away ! This must be used on Thursday for the first time, on Friday for tho second time, and on Saturday for the third time and each time thrice." As a precaution against iujuries Le advises a person to carry the right eye of a wolf fastened inside of bis right sleeve. "If you call on another to ask for a favor, take care to carry a little of the five-finger grass with you, and you shall certainly obtain what vou want." "To catch plenty of fish, take rose seed and mustard seed, and at the foot of the weasel, and hang these in a net, and the fi.-h will certainly col lect there." The root of iron weed tied around the Heck will cure running ulcers, and will cure piles if the roots are boiled in honey and drank; it also clears the breath. Children who carry it are easily educated and grow up cheerfully and very wclL For wild fire repeat the words: "Wild fire and the dragon flew over tho wagon; the wild fire abated, and the dragon ekeated." . ;r" To stop pains or smarting in a wound : "Cut three small twigs from a tree, all to be cut of in one cut, rub one end of each twig in the wound, and wrap them separately in a piece of white paper, and put them in a warm dry place." To destroy warts: "Boast chicken feet and rub the warts with "them, then bury tbo fcot under the eaves." To core toothache: "Stir the tooth with a needle until blood flows; then soak a thread in it; take flour aud make a paste and spread it on a rag. Wrap this rag around the root of an apple tree, and tie it with a thread." To banish whooping-cough . cut three small bunches ot hair from the crown of the head of a child that has never seen its father, sew this up in an unbleached rag and hang it around the person's neck. For burns, pay "ocra I blow on thee;" it must; be blown on three times in the same breath, like the fire by the sun. To stop b.eeding, count fifty back wards, and when you have arrived at three it will all be over. If yon burn a large frog to ashes, and mix the ashes with water, yoa will obtain an ointment that will, if put on any place covered with hair. destroy it and prevent it from grow-: icg again. 1 A pow-wow for sore mouth reads: "If you have the scurvy, or quinsy too, I breath three times on you." For consumption say: "Consump tion, I order thee out of the bones into the flesh, out of the flesh upon the skia, out of the skin into the wilds of the forest." Another cure for burn reads: "Three holy men went out walking. They did bless the heat and the burn ing; they blessed that it might not ; increase : tbey blessed that it might To cure a staie bite, 6ay "God bas created oil things, and they were good , thoa only serpent art damned, cursed be thou and tby sting. Zing, ziojr, zing." Mr. Hoffman goes on to giremany more remedies of the abovo class. The words given are spoken over the patient, and if the ailment is a cut, brue, burn, wound or sprain of any ki.al die operator blows upon it at "the j-iiiue time repeating the words. The text of the book was first pub lished in 1S29 in this country, and is something like the book written by Albertns Magnus in the seventeenth century. Since those early periods tho beliefs of the people have greatly changed. - Sclcctioa of Urif. Those who write on agricultural grasses do not seem to appreciate tbe influence which different localities have on different rpecies. Some one in Maine perhaps finds great profit in a ccatain grass and this gets re ported iu the papers of his vicinity Straiirhtway the case is referred to by sneakers and writers everywhere, who wonder why everyone does not iro and do likewise. For the past year or so there baa been much of this character said about the orchard grass. Some one in the great cheese district of New l ork asserted that he cuts his orchard erass fields four times a vear. and that there is an average growth of two feet each cut ting. We see this continually quot ed and ccmmeLtjd on in erery part of our country ; and we have no doubt but that hundreds of bushels of crchard-ffrass seed have been sold this year on the strength of just such stf tements as this. We do not say that four mowinirs of two feet each time never occurred, but we feel safe in saying that if it did, it must hav been a remarkable case and one which very few will be uble to rc peat. Certainly in this part of the world no oue ever got more than half of this from orchard-crass. It is very early and on this account is valuable lor early pastures. It gets a good start before the trees come in to leaf, and for this is valuable for "orchards," or other places where trees are grown. But it is not valu able in any place where the summers are dry or hot. .Again, we have repeated recom mendations of red top ; or, as it is called in those places where it is not hi "Lly appreciated, bent-grass. In hit g cortla n regions it is a good grass 'especially where the soil is rather heavy, but in such soils as generally prevail in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and most of the middle States, it does not compare with timothy. But timothy likes to be dry and warm. Indeed it rarely begins to grow till the warm weather comes in, and those in our northern agri- j cultural districts that depended on it. would find their neighbors with red top, as a general thing, beat them "all hollow." Herein also has been the trouble with the south. They read our pa pers, note what grasses yield the premium crops; sow largely, and faiL Then comes the story that grasses not grow in the south; and it is true of or grasses; but as we have recently noted, if only the right kind is selected there is hardly a spot on our great country wncre grass will not grow. AH that is necessary to be remec- bcred is that grass the grasses is very fastidious. Its tastes are local. What is good for one region, is no guide to the best for another. And this should be remembered not only by those who are actually experi menting with grasses in new coun tries, out by tbose or us who are simply readers of the wonderful re sult paid to be had from certain kinds in other localities. Htnrkejr'a Diaaer Backet. The Eureka (Nev.) Sentinel 6ays: borne years ago John Mackey, of tbe firm of Mackey &, Fair, and an equal partner with Flood & O'Brien, of San Francisco, used to carry bis bucket and work in the lowest levels for four dollars per day. By a for tunate streak of luck in stock vent ures be suddenly acquired a healthy bank account It was about this time that he did something in the way of stock transaction to displease Sharon, who was then manager of tbe bank of California Agency in Vir ginia City, bharea became very much exercised over the affair, and in the course of a wordy altercation which ensued impertinently said to Mackey, "I will make it my business to see that you resume tbe packing ot your dinner bucket at four dol lars per day." At all events, this is the way the story went at the time. Now John Mackey is the richest man on tbe Pacific coast, while Sharon, by the failure of tbe Bank of California, must be serious Iy crippled, if not, indeed, embarrass ed beyond recovery. And it may be tbt that very identical and ill adviE' ed threat had much to do with bring ing on the present calamity. rennyrjrl mm rolaab. The Scientijic America says that if mosquitoes or other bloodsuckers infest our sleeping rooms at night, we uncork a bottle of the oil of pen nyroyal, these animals will leave in great haste, nor will they return so long as the air of the room is loaded with the fumes of that aromatic herb. If rats enter the cellar, a little powdered potash, thrown in their holes or mixed with meal and scat tered in their runways, never fails to drive them away. Cayenne pepper will keep the buttery and storeroom free from ants and cockroaches. If a mouse make an entrance into any part of your dwelling, satnrate a rag with cayenne, in solution, and stuff it into the bole, which can then be repaired with either wood or mortar. No rat or mouse will eat that rag for tbe purpose of opening communica tion with a depot of supplies. White Lie. The other Sunday a Detroit minis tcr preached a sermon on the sin of white lies and evasions, and be 8tU tcred himself that bis congregation took every word to heart. Next day be made a call on one of bis parish loners, and as be mounted the firs', step be beard one of tbe boys call out: "Ma! ma! the preacher's coming here." "Great lands!"' be heard ber shoot, "and my Lair do wo, and I've got this old dress on! Bon to the door, Bill, and tell bim I went to Grosse Isle on a church excursion!" "Oh, no, I hate to," replied the boy. "Go go quick hurry up, or 111 tan yoa till you can't raise a foot!" she urged and the lad went to the door and discouraged the preacher from making tbe calL The Dearer Xetcs Advises people to Bhoot borglnra cn the fpot. A vital hint. Wllil Brant Tararrs. Tralnlas Ilcries. In a review of Frost's book on "Circus Life and Circus Celebrities" the rail Mall Gazette says: Menageries form also an attractive ' part of some traveling scows, and the tamers of wild beasts are promi nent among circn3 eeltbriticp. Van Amhurg, in answer to a question put by tbe Iuke of Wellington, said that if be ever felt afraid he should retire "from tbe wild beast line " The greatest nuruoer ot lions in tbia coun try were bred ia cages, are more readily tamed than those purchased in a wild state. It 13 said that the Sacgcrs own a lion which is so tame that it is now allowed to roam at large in their bouso like a cat Lion tamers must be strictly sober men. Macomb, one of the most daring of the fraternity, never drank any bev erage stronger than coffee. Many stories of his exploits are told by showmen. One of the finest tigers ever imported into this country, and said to be the identical beast tnat es caped from Jamrach's possession and killed a boy before it was recaptured, was purchased by Manders and placed in a cage with another tirer. The two beasts Boon began to fight, and were engaged in a furious con flict, when Macomo tntered the cage, armed with only a whip, and attemp ted to separate them. Both the tigers immediately turned their f jry upon him, and severely lacerated him with their sharp claws, but, covered with blood as bo was, he continued to belabor them with tbe whin until they cowed before him, and knew j r." Like Yan I kirn for their master. Ambunr and Crockett, Macomo died a natural death. Macarthy, the suc cessor of Macomo, was less fortunate. He was of intemperate habits, and often turned bis iack upon the ani mals, though cautioned not to do so. He died a horrible death at Bolton, a3 some of our readers may remem ber. The exhibition of wild animals is rarely very profitable, so great are the expense and risk ; but it appears that the animals will sometimes ren der their keepers essential service when in pecuniary difficulties. A sheriff's officer was one day about to arrest a debtor, when tbe man ran nnder an elephant's belly and took up a safe position on the other side. Tbe officer trying to go behind, was prevented by a suddcu movement of the elephant's hindquarters ; be then tried to dive under the animal, but the beast gave him a slap with his trunk. "I'll have you if I wait here all day," said he, as ho drew back hastily. "You had better not wait till I unfasten this chain," said the elephant keeper pretending to do what he threatened ; upon which the officer moved off, and the man es- j caped. Mow llanba Went to Ireland. They were all sitting around the stove at the grocery store, and Hunks, who bad been a sailor, relating his adventures : "Were you ever in Ireland, Mr. Hunks ?" asked Judge Pitman. 5 "Never but once," replied Hunks; "and then I went there under very extraordinary circumstances. You seo we was on a voyage from Liver pool to New York, and just as we was getting out of sight of Irish land the men they mntineered and seized the ship. I was second mate. Tbey killed tbe captain and first mate, and they knocked me in the head. Then jest out of cussedncss, I 'spose, they stuffed me into a beef barrel, headed the cask up and hove me overboard. I dunno how long 1 was insensible, but howsomdever, when I come to I found myself in the bar'l and the bar'l layin' on the shore apparently, for it didn't roll any. I tried to kick out, but I was so weak I couldn't But I felt for the bung, and busted it, so 'a to get some fresh air. Directly I felt some thin' kind o' ticklin' my nose. I thought it was a fly ; as 1 knocked at it, and ketched one end of a straw. I gave tbe straw a jerk, and I heard sometbin' knock again' tbe bar'l and a voire exclaim : "Gosh !" "Then I knowed there was a fel ler outside tryin' to suck sometbin' out of the bar'l with a straw. Di rectly he stuck another straw in and I gave it a harder ferk, and jammed bis nose again' the bar'l tollably live ly ; and I heard him say : "Munificent Moses, but that's queer." "But hi put the straw through the bung hole the third time, be was so eager for licker, and tbe way I bounced that noso of his'n again' the side of the bar'l was simply unbu man. Then be jumped back and says he: "Be the sowl of St. Pathriek if that don't bate Bonagher! What's in yan bar'l anyhow? "With that he gave the head a kick and it caved in. I crawled out and looked kinder solemn at him. 1 said for a bit of fun : "I don't know much about your manners here; but it seems to n.e you might be more civil than that to a man in his own house I "Bun! Well he jes legged it; and I heard afterwards that he went up town ycllin' that tbe devil had come ashore in a bar'l. But I jes went to (Jjueenstown, shipped for home on a brig, and quit And that' how I got to Ireland. Congresa Turn and Mow. I entered Congress fifteen years ago, says Senator Conkling. From then till now my opportunity for seeing both before and behind the scenes has been improved with dili gence, and nothing is more certain tban the change for the better in the executive departments in both wings of tbe capitol and in the Supreme Courts. In 1359 a large proportion of the members of the House of Rep resentatives went habitually armed with deadly weapons. Drinking to excess was surprisingly commou. Large numbers in both bouses were often, long before evening, unfit to do business. Liquor waskept, as far as I know, in every committee room in the capitol book caseB doing du ty as side boards. Gambling and other dissipations were very commen among public men, and vice and de bauchery were tUe topics of loud and unclean jest Yenal lobbying was too palpable and preyalent to be overlooked, and on all Bides lax prac tices prevailed which now would be scarcely credited. All this is chang ed for the better in all respects. Li quor is not tolerated in tbe capitol. t ormerly every cabinet officer, and. many others, rode in a public car riage as a matter-of-course; now ev ery cabinet officer, who merely al lows tbe old custom to go on, finds himself trumpeted through tbe world as g great offender. . George Wash ington, wtea president, rode with six horses, and with outriders. When be wished to use horsci fc.3 ordered them from the war depart ment, at tbe public expense, and the outriders also. The peach season is about over. Not one man in ton is filed to train a horso correctly. One is too passionate, another too timid, anoth er too severe, another ignorant, asd so .. tn through the catalogue. A highly ficrvous animal can Le thor oughly spoilt by a passonate man in a few days timo. Bad habits in the trainer beget bad habits in the horse. The habits and character of a horse, like those of man, aro formed in the, training, and when once confirmed generally "stick" through life. It is an ea?y matter to prevent, but a se rious one to cure. Whipping a young animal for every real or fanci ed offense. i3 one cf the worst of practices, and yet it is almost uni versally iadulged in. I know a horse that jumps every time the harness is nut on tim. The man who "uroKc him hadn't common sense, and the first time he threw the harness on him, be did it just as he would on an old horse, carelessly. The colt was badly scared, and kicked, strik inir bis owner on the Ier. This en raged bim so that he beat biui unmer cifully. That was five years n;ro, and the horse has not forgotten it. onrf novor will. Tho appearance cf the harness thrown over him is insep arably connected with that outrage ous beating, and I believe no amount of care or counter-training can over come his fear, when the harness is first put on him. Some men whip a horse whenever be shies. It never docs any good hit always works nnscLitr. it is perfectly natural for a young colt to at objects with which he is not familiar. But let him sby ; pay no attention to ic He will soon get over the habit.w hsn hc finds that none of these things hurt him. But whip him the first few times be stiies anu the habit becomes confirmed, for he will assuredly associate the whipping with the appearance of a stone, a stcmn. a child, or any othtr object, on w ill l.n continually on the alert for something to be frightened at. And it is ju.-t so with stumbling. Whipping will not cure it. It is a defect, and tho remedy must be sought in ascertaining what that defect is, and removing it if possible. The whip should never bo used to urge a horse forward on the road. They speedily become used to it, and will not go without it. It is just as easy to train them to go at the word, and nothing is so detestable as to see a man urging a horse by continually applying the whip. These arc only a few thoughts cu this highly important subject, but enough to indicate what ought to be done, and what must be avoided. A cool, calm judgemnt, perfect control of one's self, absence of cowardly tiaiiditv, respect for the animal, knowledge of his character and dis position, an understanding of your own duties and above all, good com mon sense and strictly temperate habits, arc necessary elements to a bcrse trainer. A horso trainerd cor rectly, and free from bad habks, is worth double the animal that is not, and hence, I attach as much import ance to the trainer ns the breeder, and think that more should be said and enforced on this point, in our agricultural papers. ;oda ny and .llnn'a Way. God says: Seek ye first the kingJom of heaven and its righteousness, and all earihly things shall be added un to you. Man says: Seek first worldly wealth and" fame and power; religion you can get on a dying bed. God says: Open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it. Man says: Let prayer go, and work for what you want. God rays; Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, press ed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. Mau says: Charity begins at home. Why give to others that for which you have toiled so hard? Your own family may want it. God says: Whatsoever ye would that men should do io you, do even so to them. Men says: Each man for Limstlf. Look out for number one. God says: Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven. Man says: Make sure of your worldly treasures. Heaven is along way off. (Jod says: Who hath this world's goods, and setth bis brother have need, and fchututh up bis bowels of compassion for bim, how dwclleth the love ofGod in him? Man savs: What guarautee have I, if I give my earnings to the poor, that I thall not come to want my self? God says: There is that which seatteretb, and yet increascth. Man says: It is only by saving and boarding wbet you have that it will increase. Header, whtt szj s your conscience? Is not God's way better than niau's. t'oolluc will a Mule. A boy in St. Louis was recently presented with a jack-knife, with which, boy like, he cut and marked everything that came in bis way. A few days after he become tbo happy possessor ot tho knife his father was startled by seeing two men bringing home the young hopeful in a dilapi dated condition. His face seemed to be cut and bruised and covered w ilL blood. The father, of course, was very much alarmed, and inquired of tbe boy wbo bit buu. "Nothing didn't hit me, sir," the boy answered between his sobs; "it was a mule kicked me ia the eye." "A mulo kicked you in the eye, eh?" replied the father. "Have'ut I told you a thousand limes or more that mules and gunpowder was'ut Gt things for boys to fool with? What wtre you doing with tbe mule?" "I wasn't foojin' with him at all," said the boy, "I was only trying to cut my name on Lis back." Nothing can be worse for a ehild than to be frightened. The effect of the scare it is slow to recover from; it remains sometimes until maturity, as is shown in many instances in morbil sensitiveness. Not unfru quently, fear is employed as a means of discipline. Children are controll ed by being made to believe that soniethiog terrible will happen them and punished by being shut up in a dark room, or hj bpiugput in a place they stand in dread of. i one without a vivid memory of his child hood, can comprehend how entirely cruel suth things are. We have oft heard grown persons tell of the suf fering they Lave endured, as little children under like circumstances, and recount the irreparable injury which they have received. No pa rent, no nurse, capable of alarming tbe young u fitted for her position. Children, as near a possible, should be trained not to show the sense of fear, which above everything elsp is to be feared in their education, early or late. ; Dinmontla on C&Hdre'ti. i he remembrance ot baratoga as I am about to leave it will always be a sparkling one. Whenever I think of this little village, with its three monster hotels and their thousands of happy aciij giy visitors, tie dazj z!e aad glitter of a million diamonds will natoraliy flash before my eyes. It was laughable to think of the heartrending cry of "hard times," in all tho newspapers and in every body's mouth, and to follow tho blaz ing procession of diamonds down the Congress Hall piazza. If they were pebbles they could scarcely be more abundant itero is one, jou see. the size of a small window-pane. It ornaments - thef cetlr f v-little school irirl of sixteen. ! vou see those little girls of s'x a I seven frolicking in the drawingroom, up setting the chairs and chasing each other ur and down the costly velvet carpet? They all wear diamonds There are people here who say it is bad taste to spoil the sweet innocence of children by such showy pamper ing of vanity ; but I suppose they are laughed at. Tho very next thing out will no doubt be diamond ear rings, riusrs. aud necklaces for new- bora pulpy infants. . ' . ' ('ouaniupUoii ot t oll'ee. la tha U.S. Few people have even an. approxi mate idea or tho magnitude ot tue coffee trade of the U. S. or of the world. Tbe American consumption of Brazil alone, dunn? IS 4. was 103.751 tons, or an average of 8,046 tons a month. This, says the Bulle tin, is the largest consumption of Bra zil coffee ia tbe U. S. ever known, except that of 1870, when 108,502 t)ns were consumed. The trade is now on a very firm footing, and the consumption steadily increases es pecially in the U. S., where it is about one-fourth of that of the en tire world, and more than any one country on the globe. As fur as in creased consumption is concerned, England shows only a moderate an nual increase since tho commence ment of this century. The main source of supply ia Brazil. Java, Ceylon, and the West Iudies also fur nish a considerable quantity. Trade since 1820 has shown remarkable progress. Tho value of the coffee crop, according to an Amsterdam au thority, purchased from first hands, is $125,000,000. Aovtl Curo for I.ove. A new and amusing cure for love has lately been found effective in a lashionablj Parisian faubourjr. The son of a wealthy nobleman became enamored of his father's concierge, (door porter), aud determined to marry. Tho aristocratic papa op posed, but moved at last by the des pair of his son gave his consent, w ith the prcrso that the smitten youth should go to sea for twelve months before the marriage. Shortly after his departure, the father, who had previously, observed an embonpoint in the young intended, took her under his especial charge, gave her the most succulent food and wines, for bade her to take exercise a3 unbe coming in bis future daughter, and in fact, stall-fed her to such an extent that when the engaged swain return ed from his year's voyage, he was horrified to Gud, instead of the slen der, elegant girl he left, tu immensly fat woman, as big as two Albions rolled into one. Of course the ruse was successful, and the unfortdnate victim of good cheer has been pen sioned off. A tie Advertisements. New Firm. SHOE STORE, SNYDER & UHL Having pnrcliacl the Shot Store lately owned by ir.C. IteerilM, We take plonrare In calllnit the attention of tiuMic to lite furl Unit we tiuTo now anl exitce ,co constantly va hand a coniplctu an ment of Boots, Shoes and Gaiters BOTH OF Eastern and Home Manufacture ai can he fi.unil anywhere. We also will have or hanJ eountuutly a lull supply of SOLK LEATHER, MOROCCO. CALF SKINS, KIPS, AND LININCI SKINS or all kln.'.s, with a full line of Shoe Findings. The HOME M 4 VUFACTI'ItE DEPART HLMwill he in churned ' ' 1ST. 13. Snyder, Ksq. W ho.e reputation for making Good Work and Good Fits Is nopon'l to none tn the State. The pahtlc In r 9xK-lluHy luvitnl In rail and examine our ttork, as we are uVtcnninetl to keep goods ae piod as tba tiefll and sell at prices as low as the lowest. SNYDEE & UHL. SOMERSET PLANING MILL The un leMiimo.t i prepared to furoUh mil 'rt of mA work rtnuireii For liuilding Furposes SUCH AS SIDING, FLOORING, POORS, sisn, fcCROLL WORK, iiCf AC, AC, at Furli rl(fs as will malt It to tho a-Iranta of buiHer to give him a rail before iurv having eUc wherc. IU bus ailoited The Cash System, ami a rrent reduction will he made in the price of all work paid for within thirty days. 11a also nirea notice to those Indebted to him thkl their acconnta most he settled at an early day. ir he jhall he obliged to enfurce collection !y other uieai.a. July: ISAAC JOXES. 2ew Advertisements. 1 JOHN F. DEALER IN 'Hardware, Iron, OILS, &0. Tbe following 13 a part'ul Est of goods in Stock: Cirpenter's Tools, Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, Chisels, Tlane Iron?. A dzes, &c., P.laek sniith's Goods, Bellows, Anvils, Vices, File3, Hammers, Ac. Saddlery Hardware, Tab Trees, Gig Saddles, Hemes, Cackles, Rinjrs, Pits 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, Taints in oil, all colors, Varnish, Turpentine, Flaxseed Oil, Brushes, Japan Dryer, Walnut Stain3, &cr Window Glass of all sizes and glass cut to any shape. The best Coal Oil always on hand. Our ttock of Coal Oil Lamps is large and comprises very elegant styles. Bitston'a Circular,JMu!ey and Cross Cut Saws. Mill Saw Files of thebest quality. Porcelain-'ined Kettle3. Handles of all kinds. SIIOVTA FOJJIIS, BXAIS, ItAICEtt, Mattocks, Grub Hoes, Picks, Scythes, Sneaths, Sledges, Mason Hammers, Cast Steel. Step Ladders, Carriage and Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loooking Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, Door Mats, Baskets, Tubs, Wooden Buckets, Twine, Rope all sizes, Hay Pulleys, Butter Prints, Mop Sticks, Traps, Steelyards, Meat Cutters end StuGers, Traces, Cow Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dust and Scrub Brushes, Horse Brushes, Cur ry Combs and Cards, Ioor Lock3, Hinges, Screws, Latches and everything in the Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fuse, Jfcc., &c, The fact is, I keep everything that belongs 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 April 8 74. Ill, FOLLANSBEE & C0,C. & Hiorbai! f jVlerChant TailOrS,; .And jVrijiulhcturer. ol Gent's. Youth's and Boys, Mill ail ftraisiil GooSs. 121 Wood Street, corner Fifth Avenue, PITTSBUlUill". aj.rl. KEYSTONE lIMt; KOOIIS, 293 Liberty Street, riMiluirsb. Va., V. U. 81X1 SOX, I'roprictor. MEALS AT ALL HOURS. -TRAXSIENT Cl'STOM SOLICITED. I 8p is ; New Finn! NEW. GOODS ! j LOW PRICES! j i j i-llavliig purchased the interest of 3Icj:;cs V. I F. Khoade a Bro'a., la the grocery burners, w j respectfully annoance to tho public that we will continue the business at the vM stand, I 1 ( o. 2, IJacr's Itlork. ) 1 In addition to a full line of Knxxrk'f (frt?h and I of best qualities), I GLASSWARE, j QUEENSWARE, ! FLOUR, GRAIN, j & MILL FEED, j We will mate a specially of S3 .A Li T 9 Carbon Oil, Land Plaster, CALCINED PLASTIB, FREDERICK AND CLEVELAND WHITE LIME, Cumberland Lime, GUANO, PHOSPHATES, &c We have a large wasehouao aud luue hote nea r tho Depot, and will furnUh Country Moruhacls and Fanners storage room at reasonable ratei. W. F. ALTFATHER & Co. i SOMERSET, PA. 1 March 3J, 1S7J. I IMPORTANT TO ALL. ' Protection of yoor Family from poverty, and In ease of sudden deuth your estato Iroiu bankrupt- ; cv; or in event of a lonn life n coiuiieteni'v lor your 11 are. ean ne seenreu II yoa now avail yourself 1 of th. Decennial dividend pun tumishedb, the The only Com nan t that ean or do Issue theahove tind of polieic?, the- moot liberal and fair in IU proTisioiu many lamaw.irid. Those who with to avail themselves of Its many ! beneiitsoan havethancccaMrydocunienttlitrnUh-1 ed them to till out, and additional and iuiiorant Information, by applying by letter or in person to P. E. GOODELL, AOER ANCII OFFICE, S3 Fourth Arc, PilUburg, Pa. A responsible person Is wanted In this and ad joining; ooonties to present tha aboer plan of in- ' surnnce to the public, to whom a permanent and desirable posittonwlll be given. Address as above. ! Miscellaneous. BLYMYEE, Nails, Glass, Paints, JOHN F. BLYMVER. A Large and Complete Assortment tif ! (;ods fer Fall and Winter Wear. They have a comIote as.rtamnt ol iroH.s Tjom!s. FcU33irN, IIooj?4!i iris. i3::st!e.s, ' . 'And Pelt over Shoes, 1 Clothing. Boots and Shoes, HATS AND CAPS, GLOVES,&C. Underclothing for Men and Women A large assortment ot II A l I I W' i t! mi -m I-jLJ--MS TT . . A V J QUEENSWARE, Cartets, Oil Cloths, &c. & large stock of floe and coarse g Ky the Barrel orS.u h Prices as Low as Possib'e. C. & G. HOLDERBAIDI, Somerset, Pa. l)ct. 30. NEW STORE! SCHKI.I. WILSOV would Inform their friends ami the public HTi'ncrnlly, that thy have ojicned a store at a II H ETT, on tb line of the P. W. St II H. R., ami now offer for pule a a General St.-k i-f Mcrcbaoiize, cod slating of DRY GOODS, CLOTHING, QUEENSWARE, HARDWARE, HATS A CAPS, ROOTS & SHOES. &c, Ac, &.c, All ot which will be sold sheap for CASH or ex chnmrod fir nniduee. WAX l El Lumber .d all kinds, TIiHijt-tx.leg, Cnws-Ties, Bark, Staves, fee.. Also, Wool, Hut. ter, t(TK. MAPLE STJGAE, Faeon. Orain of all kinds. For. Sheep-Pelts, and Hceswr.x. for which we will pay the hlnhest prices iu C'a?h or (loods. SALT AND FISH. always on hand. Qlre ns a call aml.be convinced th.it we intend to do business and cannot be onder old. SCIIELL & WILSOX. VIKE & YOUNG, BUTCHERS AND DEALERS, Wholesale and Retail, IX FRESH MEATS, ALL KINDS, SCCH A3 uhrv-f,,,RK- teai- S.VVSVGE, Pl'UMXtr, VUUNJKA AXD ' :LARD Qyyfj RENDER!NG. Market days, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Stur ilays. " " marl'J'Ti i STEVENSON & CAMEIGHT, Mar.ofantnrers of n . i i i T ' . . ! Mill V illllVf ITUIl lUI IllllSi ! ! Window and lir Heads. Unial. Turre's. Chim- nev I'aps. Ventilators, and all kind of Oalvanu I ed'lron tlrnainental Work. Tin Kooiin. Sut i Intr. and all kinds of Job Work promptly attend ' ed to. 1 Xo. 158 Irilcra SI., Allegheny City, Pa. maya Miscellaneous. J.W. PATTON. C. O. HURST. NEW FIRL N EVV GOODS. THE NEW FInM OF PATTON &-HUBS m 1 No. J, Racr's III ork, are now In rcejpt of a stiK'k of jr! a.Vij.trM t.t the present wanis of the people. 1'un-linseil wiii. in the last ten days fi:id sinco the di-ime In tf prices of Staples md iK inejtics. they aroenaMe 1 blotter special iiuico'iucnls to all in want ol k..."s of every descrtprii n in su -h vani ty a canct I o fonnd any her in town, co:r; riiii a u . n ral asourtiacut. Tiiey cull spevuil attcutim ! their Urge aaiurtintnt ot CALICOES, Dleachrnl nri'I Unbloa.-htil Mummm GINGHAMS, SHIRTING, TICKINC, EOYS AND MENS' HEAVY PANT STUFFS, hi CoUonade, Double ;ni:I Irish Jeans, Saline Is, Cassimcres, &., DRESS GOODS, in Plain a.vj Corded Afpaccas, Pop lins, Cashmeres, French Mcrrinces, &.C., STAPLE & FANCY NOTIONS, HA-TS Sc CAPS, EOCTS &o SHOES, TOBACCO AND CIGARS, The I'trV-irtmpnt of Carpi.'tin-s ami Oil Cloths ever! -p.-jaht fwn. A lnr-. ,-,r OKccns. ware, ll. lermioed to be a: to tin- tbnrs iu a..rt no nt. styles and f-ri.vs. we rcpt.-e!:uily ?,.! it a call Iruai tli"sc iu w;;iu of kkh1s. It!. is DR. T. i:kow.-,.-o. . swoxn avk.vi i between V ood and .Market Street. I'litM.ur--..jntinties b. euaranico hi cure-in case? .,t 1'K i V ATK UISKXSrS. ;is r. mwi. are prepare.' byhnn-eir No patient will lie - ut to a .irimt-l. i lor his medicine. Havinn had n l.ir- p. ri. i, ti a practice 01 over a i years, he cm insure r. i.i ' in a lew days. Terms low mid cures i-euain li, i l.-atedi-eaw-s, liver complaint, palpitation ot the heart, strictures. di-.:i- ol the bladder and kid. nej. general dvbilirv an I nervoUMiessvidd read lly to his tre.itmcnl. All letters c ntaiuUi'; a U or posla-.?': ttaiop promptly answered. j't 1 Cook & Eeerits' FAMILY GROCER! Flour and Feed STORE. We would roost respectfully announce to friends and the puld le ifcnerallv, in the town vicinity ol Somerset, that wo have opened our NewStoro on MAIX CROSS STREE7 And in addition to o fall lice of the best Coiir?('tioucrie.4. Notions, Tobaccos, C'ijjarM, Ac, We will endrnTor,at ail times, to Hppiy jur cus tomers with tha BEST QUALiTY O V FAMILY FLOUE, CORX-MEAL, OATS, SHELLED COIlX', OATS i- CORX CHOP, II RAX, MIDDLIXGS Aud everything partaitilnii to tiio Fee l Depart mtntultuo LOWEST POSSIBLE PRICES. For: CASH ONLY. Also, a w, !l selected stock of Gla.'Pwarc; Ston-ware. Womlenware. llni.-h al kinds, in,t Which we will SrU as cheap as the cheapest. Please rail, examine our (roods of all kinds, be satistied Ipim your own judgment. Don't furaret where we stay On M A IX CROSS Street, So merset, Pa Oct. i lj7i Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, For Dineaaos Of th Throat an J JLunga, SUJh as Couitha, Colds, Whooping Cjuii, Bronchitis. Axikuia, aad Consumption. di'Cov. ric l" !:.-:.' ;t -c :r::ce, lew t e , ; inom reul vali.r r Oiai;kii 1 !h..n t .j- e:- f"CH::l r. -e - ti-ea-e ( t!;e ! : cn I I ir ?. A : Mai ' I .:. ::' -. Ibi-iM'!.!.. I :! : vi ether coi;idi!'-, c ... !li?U'tl tl:::t li . fttireiv !l!:d ClVetuo ' V control then. The festtnvnY of enr bM e:t -zens, of a!i clinic.;, etaldi.lje. tic. l'ac ,;.::. Cherky 1'KnoiiAL and ik relic; c to: I tnre tho ntHictin disorder of the Hi u:t ::t I Ltmj beyond any tlicr medicine. !he njo-F dangerous Rtfection of the I'olmoncrv Orne" yield b it power; and ca s of on-nmplion, cured by this; preparation, arc pi;' ':c!y Kt.on!., so remarkable as hardly t Le believe.!, v. : they not proven beyond dil ute. A a rrni.!y, it is adequate, on which tiie public nc.v r- r Pr full protection. Hv etirinir Coiichs. t! . forerunners of more seriou-4 di-easo. it :iv n:.r Lumbered lives, and an atrouiit of ui!", t mz t t io bo computed. It thalitnej t.ru, ;m.i ' inces the mot sceptical. Every funi'v ?!...;;' i kocp it on hand a a protection .urtiu-d the e-v, , wd unperceired attack of l'u!oei::iry tions, which are easily met nt firt, but w i.i. become incnrablo, and too often fcitul, if i. lected. Tender lunf r.eed this defence: nt d ir is nnwise to bo without it. A a sau -t.ar.l t children, amid tho distressing di-eas wl.k'i beset the Throat ami Cliest of aiiiMihood. Cn i.i:;: r Pec-torac is invaluable: for, by iN timely i: multitudes are rescued from premature srr.ne-. aad saved to the love and aflcction centred a them. It acts speedily and surely a.ai::t o, h narr cold, securing sound and I'e:iiUi-rcfori:. sleep. No one W'll snlfer trouldctonie Inllii- ! enza and painful Bronchi! vhun tlicy know '. how easily they can be cured. . . , I Jriginaliy tno prod act of Ijt.IatrM.n'. ' ! sneccasful chemical irivc.-tiV'atioii. no cost Cu' t. :l u spared in mnki:.g every bottle hi the uria.-t possible perfection. It fr.ay be confidently re! upon as. powisinaj all the virthes ic has ever exhibited, and capable of products!! cures). n j memorable as the greatest it has ever criccted- PREPA2EC BY ' " Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass., Practical and Analytical Chemist. SOU) tX iU, PUV0013T3 EVERTWHERB.