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Ths Sonsrsst Herald U ltiba rery WeaneaJaf Murala at t per uiu, paW la sdTue otherwise U 111 i.mi4iM h ha.nred. Je mbMlptiui will be dlaeoarinaea aadl aU ran(3l r pM aa. In(ier aieewa W BotUy " MtMcrtbM o eot take wat taalr arilllb eeUllefcU-ll-''ariPt'-Sattel MtaoVlaf fro r-usv-meeloaa-etber uoulJ f Ir lb " U a tb ! iUre SomtrMt Prlntlag Company, JUHS L IKjULU A TTORNEYSA T-LA ir. 1- J SOOSER, AliOKNtY 1TUW, Somerset. Panae. HENKTF. SCHKI.L ATTfJItN E T Al LA W. end Bovntr a a i. rVosloa AU ""frset, . Omo la Mamma bivok. jaa. u-u. V . I goneL Pa. rrols.uBl iw rioi-eUaUr MUcUed p"r to I AW N(TICE.-Alrlr H. OuffmtB bu reameltbeire'l mtttla Somerset and ...fiBeU: 1 oee UMunnwUi building. 1. TO. V LrjXENTlNK BAV. ATTOHNEY AT LAW ud dealer is real ei, wmwwi, rm., win lieal w ail Baiae eatrwaieB i sua care wua rumpta Mid atiellljr. . aa;. U-lJ. j. t H. L BAER, ATTORNEYS AT 1. 1 iv. Surname wiU uracUe la Som erset aua eu:oialu; eottnUes. All business eo trse4 to U will cm promptly atuaeed to. J ohn h. i:hu attuknsy atlaw.wwi ereat. It a., wUi prvtly awaod to all tmstnee (Dlraru; u aim. M-wey arivaorwd oa eoHeetlaa e. Offer) la Mamaaotk baUdlnc. liriuLlAM H. KtKMfTZ, A ITtlRNEY AT Y lw, Somerset, I'm., will tflv pruupt attea Uea tu basukees entrusted ( bu cere la umeret ind the a Ijotniua; eoaaUe. IMBo U irtnUn House alow. JOHN O. sUMXUL, ATTi. UN EY AT LAW, tfcaaeraet, "-, will aueaa to aU beaiaees an imated as uia oar In Somerset eaa adjotatna; eoua tlM wKn urompta and Btlellty. omce In Mam as Block. feb.U7-lr r O. OOLE ATTORNEY AT LAW, Somanat, Pa. rrofeatlunal bnslnaas entnutad to n7 eare attandad tow lib pnmpUMa and ndallt y. a. a. uorFBora. rrru (F FROTH RUPPEL, ATTORNEYS AT j iw. All buxlBax entraated to thalr oara wlU tM ipeodlly and punctuall; attandad tu. urrica On Main Cruat (traat, oppoalta Uw ItjuaiauU Bluck. I0I1X R. SCOTT, ATTORNEY AT LAW. SanMraet Pa. OtBoa vp italra In Ba' W' AU bnaiDcM ntratad to nl care aUauded to witn proaapiaaH and DdeUty. r AMES L. PUGH, ATTORNEY AT LAW, SoBenai, Pa. OOVa, Maannotk Block, ap talrj. tntraoea Main Croa. SU Outlactwoa ai.'a. Utaa aatilad, UUai azaaaload, and ail letfal aaw attandad to wtia ptumptaaai and Bdeiuy. jaljU gURVEriXG, Writing Peeda, &c, do va thoriD 1-3 anlat r.-uai terms. Aw-Ennalra at fianoliaaT A Vi Store. U. F. WALKER. Aug W. piirsrciAKs. rE. J. K. MILLER haa parmanently loeatad 111- U-.lt-. .m I I khMIM .if till llll talBllI ' W -' offlea oipulta Obaxtaa a-nlE(CM l nura. apr. ti, 'TiMX. DR. H. BRCBAKER tender kit profantlooal aarrtoM la tna aitlaana of iiuaMrast and tcla- Ity. un In raaldenea, ona door want w ma nai net llonM. I) in. c jii. v ' - - k. vTWWT. m MllMi ta armetloa 1 Medidna, and tandera kla proleauunai aarT to tfaa citUeoj ot Sonwraat and (amandine ooantrjr. Oinoa nt tna oupiaoa.a prw o( tna Otada Honaa. DR. WESLEY CUNXING11AM, lomwriy of Lnvannille, will eucUnna tha lrcllc o BMd rlM, and lender hi prolenFtonal arrvirea to the cltlaan o( Oentrarllla nnd anrronnd- Ine eooniry. Fao: 71 g S. GOOD, phrSICJAN & SURGEON, SOMERSET, PA. ITOitioi la ntnauaotn Block tatT DENTISTS. DK WX. OOLL1NS, DENTIST, Somoraat, Pa. Otnca in Oaaaboer a Block, ap ttalra, wbaranaeaaataUtlBMiba und prepared to do all ktodi o work, each a fllllng, reulatlmr, a trnotlmr, a ArUaoUl taMk at aU klnda, and of tiw baatnutarUl,lnaeTtal. oparalluaa warranted. JOHN BILLS, DENTIST. Offlea In OeBrota a. KeFi aaw bnlldlna;. Haia Oroaj Street Somaraat, Pa. BOTH DR.A. G.MILLER, after twelve your netlTa praetioa In ShanklrUle, ha now pemuwUj loeatod at 6onerMt for the praa Ilea of bm-Joow, and tandera nl proftMlonal aar noaa to tfcn elUaenl of 6uawraat and rtctnlty. OAoa la bU Ltrae; Store, oppoalu the Bnat Uonaa, wbera aa ena be ooualted nt aUtlnMa anieae nrjfaamlonally envatrad. aaTNIgnt calli promptly naawarM. daa. la, a-ly. "WM. COLLINS, DEXTIST, Otnca aboraOaaaheer A Froaae'a atora, Somaraet, Pa. In the laat Bfieen yean I hare (rreatly ra dcead the prtcee of nrUnclai teeth la tbie pUra. The eouatant Incrreidna; demand air teeth hat la dajad bm to a enlarge my fadlltiaa that eaa make food aeU of teeth at lower price ibaa yoa eaa cat them in any other place la th cvaniry. I am now making a oad act of teeth fur t, and If then hoald be any peraua anwna; my tboaaand ot emetomert tnthu or toe al)uiBiBir euoaiie that 1 hare made teeth lor that I hut Kirinic good aat auaotlon, they eaa eall oa me nt any Ubm and get a new tet free ef ahargn. marU . RT1FICTAL TEETH !1 I. C YlJTZir. DEI. TIST DALE C1TT, jomentt Ca.. Pa., ArttOcUl Teeth, war anted to be of the Tory beat aaalttT. Ufo-like nnd Haadoa, InaMtad u the boatttyla. ParUcnlai attention PaMJ tothe prea rTatioa of the antaml teeth, the wishing to eenaall me by letter, eaa do aa by anetoeing anu Addreas a abew. rlM HOTELS. H ILL I10C8E. riAKOinD, SOSnXESET, PA., JOHN HILL, FaorajBToa.. The nropeietar I prepared to actommaJat rm In the moat eue&furtabie aa aatiameiary The irantlaa; pnblK and nermaaent I uiu mi tna beatet hotel aeeiimi nt Bueroer fnx The tnbiet wlU aantaan to ha lamlihid wMh the beet the market aOorua. Large aad eommodkiett atabliaa; nuaehed. D 1AU0XD HOTEL. STOTHTOWN PA. SAM I "EX. CVSTSTK, Proprietor. That piaejar and wall ram anaae I nt all tlavw a Jeairebie atotireaii -hm fur the nanUs aabtle. lahi aad Keoau Irat-elaaa. aeodMa bUaai. KaokJ leer daily for Johnstown and NATJGLE HOUSE ! . lUia SL, Scjnari Pa., FEED NAUGLE, Pro'p. Tn proprlotor ba lately parchawd and areailr kapr d th denrahia prupeny, faraUblug It a entire new farauara tha me Hag it one ef the moat desirable atopplng; plasea lor trnaaleat eriaaliiaat anatian latheakat. TnMeaara nhray .applied with the cexdront aiand the market aAord. Larva and eommeilloan auhlmg at attached and mithral nnd aueatlra h.wler alway ha at tendanr. Bunrden uksa by tha week, day, or BtaaL Bar alway aappUad with tha rhaiceatlloaera. aly. apr) r Ml 1 he VOL. XXV. NO. 52. BANKS, ETC. Cambria Co. Bank. JVL W. KEIM & Co. Ao. SGe Main St., Johnstown.' A General Banking Business transacted. Interest Paid at 6 re cent. on Time Deposits. Loons Negotiated. Drafts Bonght and Sold. J any. J. J. O.KDLMEL&SOXS, Schell & Kimmel, SOMERSET, TA, Accounts of Merchants and oth er Business People Solicited. Drafts negotiable in all parts of the Coun try for sale. Money loaned and Collections made. janlX JOHNSTOWN SAYINGS BANK, 120 CLINTON STREET, JOHNSTOWN, PA. Chartered September 11. ISTtl. Deposit, 'recelr aj otall lamanot leeatbanone dollar. Interest I." doe In tb montbiol J una and Ucoember,and Knot withdrawn le added to the depoait, tbua oompoun diog twice a year without troubling thedepoai tor to call or even to prevent the deHWlt book. Money loaned on real ettiate. Prelerence, with liberal rate and lung time, airen to borrower of fering Dm mortgagee on tarut worth lour or more time the amount ol loan desired. Ouud reler anee. pertect Ullea. Aa., r-utred. Thu vorporattoo u exclusively a Saring) Bank. No coiuuicrctitl depoeii receired. nor oiscounu made. IS a loans on personal security. Blank applications for borrowers, eople of the rules, by laws and riecial law relating tothe hank sent to any address request ed. Tarsraics. James CooH:r, David Dlberl, C. B. KlUs A. J. Hawea, F. W. liar, John Lowman. I. H. Latsly, Daniel McLaughlin, D. J. Morreli, Lewis FlilLH. A. H-itv Conrad Buppes.Geo. T. Swank, Jame AlcJtUien, James Murley and W. W. Wahers. Ihinlel J. Morreli, Prefl.lant; Fratk Dlliert, Treasurer; Cyru tider. Solicitor. novli. Tota aifl Ciprs, wnmistii ADRKTIL, J. II. Ziinniernian, vTf W 07023 st' ' V Someretel, Pen... The best or cigars of different brands, mannfhe tured by himself, of the choicest of totmceu. These clgats cannot heeioelled by any In the mar ket. One of the besistoeka of chewing tnbaere erer brought to Somerset. Price to nilt ths time. J""' ma nets. Litre a. Bttau Aueiits fir Fire ani LUb Iiiairaiice, JOHN HICKS & SON, , SOMERSET, I'A., And Real Estate Brokers. ESTAiaEISIlID 1850. Penults who desire to sell, buy or exchange prop erty, or he rent will And it to their advantage to register the description thereof, as no charge is made unless sold or rented. Real estate biuwest generally wli 1 be promptly attended to. aagl. J. R. MECAHAN, BUTCHER, AND DEALER, Wholesale and Retail, in FRESH MEATS! All kiDda, Bucb aa BEEF, PORK, MUTTON", VEAL, LAMB, SAUSAGE, l'uddinij, Bolog na, .Miace Meat, and LARP of otir own Rendering. MARKET DAYS TiiesJaj, TMaj aM SatirSay. Somtrwt, Pa Ale)at can ljoll!inHtny cirtjr during the woeli, April II. Cook & Beerits' FAMILY GROCERY Flour and Feed We would most respectfully announce to our friends and the publ be generally, in the tewa and vicinity of Somerset, that we have opened ear KewStare an MAIN CROSS STRKE1 a And u addition t full Una of tha beat CeMifeeHlcBeritSM. tlns, TslMaCCdM, Cigar. Ac, We will eadaaTur.atall time, U eapply jor eoa locaar wuh tha BE8T QUALiTY OF FAMILY FLOUR, CORN-MEAL, OATS, SHELLED CORN, , OATS CORN CHOP, BRAN, XIDDL1N0S And everything pertaining to the Feed Depart tat lb . wm ni fbices. FOR CASH ONLY. ' Alse, a wen selected stock af Olaarware; Stoneware. Voodeawara, Brushes of 4 kinds, aad STATIONERY Which we win sail aa aheap as the cheapest. Please call, examine oar good of aU kinds, aad be satisfied from year own Jndgmeat. Ds1 forget where we stay OaMAm CBOSS Street, gnmsri it. Pa. Oat. 1 171. MISCELLANEOUS, URLIKG, FOLLAHSBEE HO. lYlerchant Tailors, arVikU jIiaUfByrturr ot Gent's. Youth's and Boys, FasMoaaMe Clottoi aiii ; Mfei GocJs 131 tleod Stivet, eorner Fifth Arrant, riTTsnuiiGU. CLATK HOOFS. I'hose who are now luilldlbg house shambl know that Is It cheaper in the long run l pat on Slate Koois than tin or stilnvles. Slate will last btrever. and no repairs are required. Slalcglves lb. pur est water lor cisterns. Slate 1 nre proof. Every good house should have a Slate roof. The under signed Is located in Cumberland, where he has a goodaupplyot Peachbottom & Buckingham L A. T E lor roofling tl:e very best article. He will under take to put Slate Koofs on Houses, public and prf rate, spires, .c either In town or country at tha luwesl prices, and to warrant then. Cali and eaa him or eddres him at his Office, No. llu llsltlinor Slroet uuioerlsn l, Md. Orders may be left with NOAH OASEBEEK, Agent, Somerset, Pa. Wm. H. SatrLKT. Apri th. 1871. E. H. WITH EODSE, HEMPSTONE & CO. 285 Bait. St., Baltimore, M. D., Would rrsiiectfully ak the merchants of Somer set county, to send him thrli i their orders fr NOTIONS, FURNISHING AND FANCY GOODS. asuring them satisfaction both si regards price and quality of guods. Th. merchants visiting Baltimore are orgenttv requested to call and ee me before ranking purcnuscs. HIGHEST AWARDS! glSBSS J. REYNOLDS & SON, NOHTH W EST COB XZR THIRTEENTH AND FILBERT 3T8, PHILADELPHIA, -M ANITA CTt'BES OF PATENTED Wrought-Iron Air Tight Healers WITH SHAK1SO AND CLINKER-OKIND- INO ORATES FOR BUB NINO ANTHRA CITE OR BlTUMINOrS COAU CESTESXIAL WROUGHT-IRON HEATERS, FOKJBITCJUNOUS COAU KEYSTONE WROUGHT-IRON HEATERS, Cooking Ranges, Low-Down Crates, Etc. I), -crtptlve Circular sent free to any addreas. EXAMINE BEFOKESELECTING. April . 77 FIFTH m NEW : CARPETS ! PRICES k VERY LOWEST, The Assartment Unsnrpassel e. h'cTllm. 77 FIFTH AVENUE. Ikl. iVo4 aud KmithfieU Sto. March 28 PITTSBl RO. THE KANSAS PACIFIC HOMESTEAD l puUished by tb Ltnd Department of th Kan a Pacific Railway Company, to supply th larg aad increasing demand fur informatiua respecting KANSAS, aad especially the m gnlBeenl bodyot laadrgranted by Congrea la aid ef the construe Uaa of Us road. This grant comprise OVEB 5,000,000 ACRES OF LAND, consisting of every add section in eect township, for a dlrtaac ot twenty mile on botl sirfes of the road, or one-hall of th land la a bel lorty mile wide, eztecdlng to Dearer City, In Cat orado, thus forming a eunt in nation of th belt o1 ooantry which, from tha atlaaiss coast westward is foaml to be, la dim. la, soil, and every prods Uon-af a la re, tha most favored. To aid la the settlement of this tuperb domait with aa intelligent and indnstrton people, 1 th, otjeet ef the HOMESTEAD. It is Intended U eeauia a fair and candid rcpreseatatiaa of (acu nor will it ever giro, Intentionally, any statement that wlU not. upon investigation, be fully aa tained. The Company obtain It title to thee land? Irusa tb Oovernmeal of tha t'nlted Stota. They are being offered at prices lower thaa aa other wads in the West, that will con pa re wlU them in soil, climate and gnneral advantages The term of payment, as will be found on a oara fnlezamlnathavaremor liberal la aU-enaenthV features thaa bar heretofore been offered by aa) railway company. . . - - .-.:- THE HOMESTEAD . IS FOR TSEE CIRCULATION, And will he wot gratia t anyone apoa applica tion. AU rommmlrstlnas' ia raferwaee te tb land the Company ahoald be aJJiemed In K. J. GILBOHE, Enl Commlfsioaer, K. F. By., SAUNA, KANSAS. MrrhT.l(C7. " ffARDVELL Someiket SOMERSET, "HUTUie IX HZATU, i Tna're surpri-d that 1 erer should Tsy so ,lat wait till the reasoa I re given, ft' hy I say I aha'n't eare for th musi . 1'ulos liter I nhistllng la iteavea ; , Tlie ytrit'll think It no rery great wonder. Nor so strange, nor so bold a conceit, That unless there' k boy there a-whtstilfig, : - It murlc will not b eompleta. ' It was late In the autumn of 'o; - We had corns from our far Eastern bom ' Just In season to build us cabin, . Ere I he cold of winter auould com i ; An-i we Hted all th while la oar wagon, Tht husband waiclearing tn place . here th hutu rras to stand: and the charing And tTHUtrgh took many dy. So thai our heads were acaroe iUeltere.1 In under It roof, when our (tor Of provision wa almost eahausted. And husband must journey for mar j r Ami the nearest place where be eonld gee them Was yet such a dlslaao away. That It forced him from home to be alent At least a wlnile night and day. You tee, we'd but lao or three neighbors. Ami the nearest was more thaa a mil, A n.1 we hadn't found time yet to know them. For we bad been busy th while : And the maa who had helped at th raising Just staki till th Job was well dm ; And a sooo hi money wsl paid him, Had shouldered his ax. and had gone. Well, hatnd just kissed bm aad started. I could hardly suppress a deep groan As the thought of remaining with babe So long la th house all alone ; Fur, my dear, I wa childish and timid. And braver one might wall hare feared. Fur th wild wolf wa oftea heard howling, . And lavage sometimes appeared. Hot I smothered my grief aad my terror Till husband wa off on hi rid. And then in my arm I took Josey, And all day long Sat and cried. As I thought of the long dreary boors When th darknee of night ahoald fall. And 1 was so ulterty helpless. With ao on In reach of my eall ! , And when the Bight cam with Its terrors. 1 u hide every ray ol light, I hung np a quilt by the window, And, almost dead with affright, I kneeled by the ride of tb cradle, Scan daring to draw a lull breath. Left ta baby should wake, and tu crying . Should bring a a horrible death. There I knelt until lata ia the evening. And scarcely aa Inch had I stirred, Wbea suddenly, far ta th distance, A sound as of whistling I heard. I started up, dreadfully frightened, For fear twa aa Indian' fall ; And then vary soon I remembered The red maa ne'er whistles at all. And when I wa sore twa a white man, I thought, were he coming fbr Ul, - He'd tnrcly approach with mar caution Would come without warning and (till. Then the sounds coming Bearer and Dearer, ' Took the form ef a tune, light and gay. And I knew I needn't fear evil From one was could whistle that way. Very soon I hear! footsteps approaching. Then came a peculiar dull thump, Aa If some on wa heavily striking . An axe ia the top of a (tamp ; And then, ia another brief moment. There came a light tap on th door, Vfban qak-kly I undid the fast'ning", ' And In stepped a boy, aad before ' - There was either a question or answer, . Or either had time to rpeak, I just threw my glad arms around his. And gay him a kis oa tb cheek. Than I suited back, (cared at my boldness. But he only smiled at my fright. As be said. Ta your neighbor's boy, Ellek, Come to tarry with yoa throagh tb night. "We saw your husband go eastward. And oasde a poor minds where he'd groe. And I said to th rest of ear people, 'That woman 1 there all a kmc. And I venture she'a awfully lonesome, And though she may have no great fear, 1 think she would feel a bit safer If only a boy were but near." 'So, taking my aze oa my shoulder. For fear that a aavag might (tray ' Aero my path, aad need acalplng, 1 started right down this way ; Aad coming tu sight of th. cabin, Aad thinking to save you alarm, I w dstled a tan, just to show you I , Idn't intend any harm. -And o I am here, at year service; Bat If you deal Jtant me to stay. Why, all yo need do Is to say so. And snoald'rlng my axe, m away." I dropped In a chair and near fainted, Just at thought of bis leaving me then. And hl y gar a knowing bright twinkle As he (aid, "I goes I'll remain." And then I just sat there aad told kla How terribly frightened I'd beta. How bis face wa to m the most welcome Of any I had ever seen ; ' And then I laid down with the baby, . Aad slept all th blessed alght through. For I fell I was safs irons all danger Near so brave a young fellow aad true. So bow, my desr friend, do you wonder. Since anch a good reason I've given. Why I say I sha'a't care for the music t'nlesa there I whistling hi heaven ? Tea, oftea I've said so in earnest. And bow what lw said I repeat. That Bales there' a boy then a-whlnling. It music will not be complete. Editor' Drawer, ia Haraer Marline fvr Jut. . raOM OCB BPECIAI. miHrwRt- . EST. " Mr Dear Heralp: You will see from ibis letter that I am in Decatur, Alabama, and a erj bright, pretty nlice it U with its quaint, bat capa cious and comfortable hotel embow ered ia a roost luxuriant gardeo, it tovelj river aad warm sunshine. 1 believe this was never intended for a bntsl hat rather for some wealthy family, lor it has something so home like and pleasant about it.' that as von sit on the shady porch, or in the large parlor, or cool dining-room with its great chimney-piece, or in the beautiful garden, that yoa forget here is such a thing in the world as hotel, and then too, the same, the Polk Boas) might bare been that ot nf onr Presidents of tha tsasL There are three or four other hotels here, bat this tetbe best and moat fre quented by families. I feel so eon ant here that I do not like to think nt the weary road that lies behind me, nor the vexation ot toe journey, nor the fact that we hare missed the boat that takes people np to Valher- moso. ' Ta rnt down here van hare to take the Pennsylvania Central Railroad to Pittsburg, and there change aad ake the Pan Handle Road to Cincin nati, and yoa change to another to Louisville, ana mere yoa are trans ferred on omnibusses to - the depot, and then yoa pass throagh Memphis, and from there to Decatur, au la at road eaa be) made ia twa dara aad a half if woa ra BtrairhL - I alwars thought the Pennsylvania Central Koad was about toe best cooaaciea if any, bat I bar somewhat chaar 'd my opinioa since traveling tbts 'ast time. For I weat for tickets to Deeatnr. Alabama, aad tha very ami able maa ia charge, ia his haste to -t rid of me that he might go home, gars me tickets to Decatur, Illinois, i discovered the error at Pittsburg, ESTABMSttED, 18Q7. PA., WEDNESDAY, and after a world af trouble, succeed ed ia haying then changed.'. I owe much to the kiodaeM f Mr. Frank Pet7.cn, emigraat agent, ami to, that of W. G. Mi sir us. head of baggage depot, raea worth .and capable of Dinar nigner postbaa. and aaouier gentleman whose .juaie I could not learn. Thu may eeem a alight tbiog to those who did not make the trial. but it was serious to jne. ; Mr bag gage all went on sad we, were obiig ed to stop over in Pittsburg, at a cost ol tbirtv-ooe dollars. I would not, however, lake the trouble tu recount it, were it not that many other , peo plo, will make this same trip, and I wish to warn tbea), to be careful id seeing to their tickets, as lite agents Id Philadelphia most , decidedly are not. - i . 4 Why is it that Pittsburg seems like a horrible nigbt-mare ? Every body always speaks of it so, who has passed through there without ' stop ping. I make this distinction aa per baps there is some good in it after all, but those horrid belching chimneys and lurid tongaes of . nre, and tbe darkness and all make it Sxed on the mind like a horror.- ' Columbus, Obioj is a - very pretty city ceen from the railroad, but ' Cir. cinnati I think is fast - tbe opposite, but there is a beautiful bridge . that crosses the Ohio river, tbat makes up tbe lack of beauty of tbe city.' Eve rywhere farmers are busy getting ia their crops, and ia many places wheat and corn are np and looking very thrifty. This year farmers every- where are planting more grain and less of other things oa account of the war, which they expect will advance tbe prices greatly and pay them bet ter tnan anytniog else. ' Kentucky is the prettiest State aud Louisville tbe prettiest city or . any. Louisville ia embowered ia trees, and well laid out with wide streets, kept clean, and above all an air of aristo cratic refinement about it tbat I have seen no where else. Every . house. person and thing seems to bsre a sort of self refreshing air' about ft that rives one sincere pleasure. Tbe Legis lature ond Grand Jury all came on board tbe train' at one of the way stations for Louisville, and 1 was struck with, their intelligent and proud bearing. There was sot one man less tbau tux ieet high. A brid al party came on board and the fine ness of feature, and a certain delica cy of out line was particularly notie- able in all tbe females of the party, It wss like tbe diuerence between a high bred race-horse and a common one tbat plo wa - The horses ; that I saw were all of them bandaoot and full ot metle, and ia short Louisville seemed to me one of the pleaseatest cities that ever was, All tbe country is in high a state of cultivation. I passed Teonesseenostly ia the nigbt, and saw leas of it. I fancy that tbe war swept with more force over Tennessee than Kentucky, as almost on every hand you see ruined cab ins, aad weeds and brambles climb- ina over places tbat once were teem ing with agricultural wealth. After and e en before passiog tbe State line tbv toon try begins to grow more and more romantic and beautiful. The evidence of war's devastation show still plainer and - mo.-e sadly suggestive. A lovelier country there is not, not even California, my dear California, wbose praises 1 have al ways sounded. - Along the road to the right rises a line of bills well wooded and water ed; there are hundreds of little streams running in every direction watering the plains and moistening tbe beauti ful flowers tbat border their banka Orchards bloom in rich profusion in deserted gardens, an d lonesome look ing cows stand up to their knees ia clover. Fences are down - and tbe rails lie scattered about. Stone walls are demolished and all seem to speak of tbe pasL ' r or natural beauty I think I have never seen a prettier place outside of California, and its rery wildners of tangled vegeta tion proves tbat it is rich land only waiting to be tilled. However, one must not inter tbere is no cultivation On tbe contrary there are many farms ia a bign state ol perfection and these show what can be done with all. From the State line to Decatur the country throagh which tbe railroad passes is mostly a level or rolling, but it is so beautifully interspersed with trees and brooks tbat it is nerer mon otonous, but always unfolding a new beaatr that a moment before was en tir?ly unexpected. Here sad there a low chimney standing in tbe midst of beans of debris, tells where a fa ra il r baa stood, and a line of dilapidat ed cabins ia I be back ground, show where tbe "quarters" bad been, but all is desolate. Tbe trees and green things trying to bide from sight the roias man has made and thus remove a perpetual pain. Enough of the ' Doetica' side and something of tbe practical. I am obliged to stay in Decatur all this week, baring by my forced stay in Pittsburg- been made to miss the boat that only runs weekly to Valhermoso, sod so I can only say what I see here and next week I will give fuller Information from Valhermoso. my ob jective ' point " Since I hare been here I have used my woman's prerog ative of asking questions until I half imagine I may be taken for a blood relation to tbe immortal Paul Pry. - Decatur is on the Tennessee river and about 25 miles from Valhermoso Springs, snd is about at tbe centre of tbe Tennessee Valley from all diree- uoas. Tbe Memphis and Charleston and South and ifortb Alabama rail roads cross each other and tbe Ten nessee river here. It -is a town of 1.800' or 2,000 inhabitants, and is about 15 miles above the Muscle Shoals. It was burned, with tbe ex ception of four bouses, during tbe war, but baa since been re-buut, aid, for the most part, with a fine class of buildings. This place baa a future, aad is bound to be the commercial centre of the South in the Sutes east of the Mississippi. Already two great throagh trunk Hues of railroad connect it with the business parts of tbe world, and tbe Tennessee river, which will soon be open to naviga tion, with tbe lifa'aippl aad al its tributaries will afford it water com manicaiioa to all the great Weat and tbe G ulf. Other feeding lines of rail road are in course of construction JUNE 6, 1577. from ths interior and other railroad and river connections. It has every thing to speak tor it a bright future4; already a Jink in tbe great tnrougn line of railroad from tbe Atlantic to the Pacific baa been built. . This road is now called the Rome aad Decatur Railroad: and is completed with roll- ioir stock on the Rome end. I wish to call attention to aa offer made by the company to capitalists.' One hundred and nay, mousana dollars bare been taken by bona fide subscriptions. "The road, as faf as completed, and. the rolling stock ou it. have alf been paid for. ' Tbe btaie of Georgia endorsed for thirty thou sand dollars on condition tbat tbe company, would keep tbe annual in terest kept up., . The . company now offers to give, any maa or men, or company control of all the) subserilted stock, tbe road bed and rolling stock on it, that will secure tbe payment of tbe interest annually on tbe a.0,w endorsed for by the State ot Georgia, and for building and. completing tbe road all tbe benefits arising there from. , Here is, without question, a good openicf for a profitable invest ment of money. . Tbe establiabment of direct trade lines with Europe from Savanab, Erunswick, : Mobile and New Orleans is only a question of a little time, and this road is bound to form a line in tbe chain of tbe great through route from Ocean to Ocean, because it is on the natural line. But it would pay from the moment it was completed from Rome to Deca tur because it connects these points with the present net work of tbe roads of the country and shortens tbe dis tance from east to west eighty miles over any established route. It taps Valhermoso, the future Saratoga of the South, about mid distance. , But I most speak a little more about De catur. Here . found tbat red sou so famous for its grains and eapecialy for wheat growing capacities. Aad I was reliably ioformed that tbe land in and around Decatur was a true in dex to the land of the entire Valley which is about eighty miles long by an average of ; twenty, wade, a under a different system of culture would return aa large yields as any other on the Continent Under their present system of poor culture they yield from i0 to Si1 ouatveis ot corn per acre, 30 to 60 of wbeaL-and like pro portion of aU other small grains; $ to 5 tons of elorer and bay of all kiads; seet and Irish potatoes from 3 to 500 bushels, and - peanuts, peas, beans , and all kinds of vegetables grow in great luxuriance. - Tbe lands in tbe valley are for sale at aa aver age -of $10 per acre. : Tbe reason they are so low is the inability of tbe present owners to cultivate. They are owned, for tbe moat part, in large tracts by persons who were slave owners before the war and who were left in poverty by the war. The low rate of prices lor these lands is not to be attributed, as has , been done throughout the Xortb .aad West, to want of health and to political and social ostracism. The health of this valley compares favorably with that of any of the rich land sections of either tre lortb or tbe West; and, in fact, statistics show . a less death rate from local causes than do Indi ana and Ohio or any of the States on tbat latitude. The outrages that hare been inflicted on these people by changes of their social and politi cal incivility to Northern people are simply too monstrous' to describe. The mildest thing I can say of them, judging of them on so short an acquaintance with the people here, is to say they are falsehoods without any excuse. A more liberal and so cial people in both political and so cial relations are nowbere to be found. Indeed tbe reverse is the extreme in political feeling. , . ' ' On the contrary I find that every one enjoys as perfect a liberty of opinion here as at tbe JNortb. Tbe people here do not censure he Ad ministration, which listened to, be lieved in and acted upon tbe outrages of southern carpeubatrgers. They all uphold tbe policy ol President Hayes. One gentleman wbose opin ion is worth much told me tbat be was, on the whole, better satisfied with the election of Hayes than he would bare been bad Tilden received the offi:e, although he had voted for Tilden; and that Hayes could do more tor tbe south tnan Tilden could have done bad be been elected. Tbe people of tbe South want those from the ortn to come aere with their energy and enterprise acd mon ey, and invest it where larger yields wm crown tbeir eaorts, and a more congenial climate will add pleasure to life and success in business. . Ev ery induoemeot is offered aad erery facility will be thrown in tbe way to help to start in life here. Men of some means need not fear to come here. Tbe - skilled habits of tbe Northern laborer will always gire him place as against the nntaoght and idle habits of the Southern labor ing man, so do not fear oppressive competition. What the South needs is money and skilled ' and reliable labor, aad intelligence aad enterprise in its appltcation. - OOYIBNMXST OB VACANT LA5D3. There is a great deal of this kind of land throughout tha mountain por tion or eeatral Alabama, and it can be entered aa baatasteads fbr actual settlement and . cultivation in 80 or 160 acre tracts according; ta diataocv from railroads. : Within six miles of a railroad in 80 acres or lef a tracts,' and entry costs, from first tq last of this class of eatries, a boat nine dot tars. Over six miles from a railroad ia 160 acres or less tracts,aad entries of this class cost, all told, about $19. j These entries eaa only be made for actual settlement, sod tbe prirchasar must actually more apoa aad settle within the brst six months after tbe date of the entry, aad must continue to reside upoa it as his homestead for fivs conseeutira years, never being absent from ft over six months at a time before he eaa obtain a patent 1 It costs him 3 to start bis entry, tbe balance is paid wbea be perfects it to a patent after the lapse of fire years. A transfer of ao entry before perfecting it to ) ptnt yacatas audj U referta ta tfee goyenme and, the purpbaser loses sis right to aver enter as a ' honvestead purchaser again. ; - i These lands eaa be eater ed la tracts of 320 acres or lesa by paying mtanaaawSaaaT . . . enawaaTAaawammmmfc., T ( I; ....j "... . iu-- - . " .;;,-., : r--, ' - .- $1.25 per acre cash. ir actual resi dence of thirty days or payment at tbf land oflTure or the twi i!..ir which euiitlfs ilie purr-bitter l twelve aiombrf after bis tiiirty tltvV actual rest'ioace in which tu ptv the $I.2T per acre lo thin class f entries the patent is obtained upon the payment of tbe money, and tbe . purchaser is not required to live upon it as ia tbe classes first above named. 'The ' vacant ' laa'b are for the most part in tbe runntaiu8, itnl are chiefly valuable r the n uural past urage which, they yruduta anil tbeir fortius iff . timber, ami ibir miu eral wealth. .. Coal aud iron abound ia inexhaustible qutuiihies and of a good quality. lld, surer. laad and copper have' Ueeu found, but not in psyingqu.ritiiiep,eri'pt in two orihrco place.H.. Water powers are nnnwruua. ,1'fear Creek-Falls, ia Winsfuri county, bave scarcely an equal on the continent. Tbere are two of tbe fails a quarter of a mile apart ; with a rapid all the way between and for a nhow distance be low the lower one with sufficient natural current to torn machinery. Oa the falls tbe flow is . I'iO feet wide, .'! feet deep and Las a per pendicular descent of about 40 feet They are on tbe South Slope and near the top of tbe mountain, never freeze over and never flood to endan ger machinery. Tbey are thirty miles from tbe nearest present rail road bat there are two surveys of roads crossing eacb otber near tbem. Tbey are on tbe market with a tract of 400 acres of laud at about $5,000. Tbey are in tbe midst of a virgia for est of the finest timber, chiefly yel low pine. It seems t me that a company might find it profitable to establish a manu factory of cotton cloth, prints, etc. They would save freight on raw cot ton and manufactured goods both, and thns could undersell Northern firms and control the entire Southern trade. Woolen mills could also do well here. Near these falls is the famous Jog gers coal field which produces a coal so rich and pare that a ton will burn all up in tbe open air, leaving but a handful of ashes. All this mountain region is well adapted by nature to wool growing and stock raising of all kinds. .Tbtnatnril pasturage con tinues for nioe months in the year and sometimes the year round. Fruits, and especially the apple and peach, ripen in a wealth of juice not excelled elsewhere. The grape grows to perfection. A German colour at Cullman, of four years' standing, has proven to be a success, with Europe an grapes. Oa threes-fourths of ao acre last year, from two year cut tings, tbey realized, la wine, after all expenses, f2.0. Springs of pure aud lasting water everywhere abound, and the' creeks" and springs furnish water for stock all tbe year round. Wells nf good soft water are got at from 15 to 20 feet The health in this mountain region has no equal anywbere. High above all malarial poisons, no marshes, no lo cal causes for sickness ia a pure, high atmosphere. Nearly all tbis mountain region with its wealth of timber and miner als is yet ia tbe interior, remote from nver or railroad transportation. Tbe South and North Alabama Railroad crosses about the centre of the State, from north to south, and the Ala- ma and Chattanooga and the Selma and Rome roads cross the eastern portion and ma through the coal and iron fields as does alsj the North and South road. But tbe whole region is crossed in every directioa by sur reys and on some of them work has been commenced. Decatnr is not as yet a beautiful city, but I think it will be, as it has everr advantage. It is on the baok3 of the Tennessee which is very lovely at tow point I be streets are well laid out and it has a live look. It is the centre of the railroad connections. I shall be able to speak more fully in my next letter. To start to work a farm here re quires aa outlay of about $30. Cows are very cheap but not of extra fine breed. Pig3 run loose everywhere, they make the best of bacon and ham. ncrses are comparatively dear, but of good quality. Up near Valhermo so Springs, where I intend to settle, lives a Mr. Boyntoo, from Ohio, He has some of tbe finest stock out, one of tbem being the famous Hambileto nian, Iron Duke, that was stolen and afterwards recovered. It Is valued at $12,000 He has a 400 acre farm planted in cotton, corn, etc. He has also brought down some Cotswold sheep. He is charmed with the country, and so am I. ne is one of an intelligent, maoly aud industrious class, and has come down here to settle, with his charming wife aud sweet little daughter. It is that sort of people tbat is needed here now to develop this beautiful country again, tbat was so devastated by tbe war.; ext week I nope to give fuller de tails on the resources of this part of tbe country, etc. Where I shall lo cate is at Valhermoso Springs in Morgan county, on Mrs. uiera famed plantation. Tbis was before tbe war tbe most fashionable place of re sort in the entire South ot; account of its natural besqty and its Mineral Springs of Sulphur and Iodioe. Tbere is a settleuent ot near two hundred families, a school, churcb, store, etc., and tbe old Springs Ho. tel. This is situated in tbe midst of the mo3t beautiful scenery possible to imagine, under tbe shade of great mulberry trees. Tbe Hotel is spacious and cool, and is a pleasant retreat Tbe proprietress is a lady of extreme refinement and culture, and sbe loves tbe place with an iatense affection aad well she might She has passed all tbe bapp1et years or her life here, aud here b4 reared her family. Sbe has stayed b?ra ia spite of the rav ages of war and kept op her home when cearlv aQ others left Now there is a wide-spread moremeat set ting ia for Southern Immigration and the most of it in Alabama will centre around t tbe Springs, and wnritj she ma? beneut peeQCiarnj aha will lose that ivset cbarm of tranquil solitude! I know one that eaa make H pretty lively for her, and that one I suppose you know ia Ouya HAiria. Straws show the way the cob blers go. WHOLE NO. 135 J, Ta BtlatlwMry aa mm Imatreirlar. i We notice as a matter well Wurtb ; mentioning, that at tbe recru: irreit : publisher' trade m .e.v ..re, tbe book th'. were io.-t ii iemai aud brought the..: trert Wcbstei'a dictiuuaritui, lriu the fa mous Quarto to tbe neat sod handy pocket edition. Thia lm't, is a goad I indication of the alnior t universal j popularity of these books, and of ib- growmg public demand for tbfiu it indicates. a fact of fr ! I ',M j greater importance, aul tbat is tbe! 'Kruiu uuc V) i.v'vca i interest tho people arc taking i.s'jou irkr V.n'.'l ' uko jtbe study of their owu laDguaire. j perhaps." m - f Tbis is encouraging,' aa tbere is : ""And perbaps 1 won't. 1 1 k ,.r-.i.. t 1 . t.. .)..., .. . ti ; . WSIKSVICUUHUVU UBV t UtIW BUU has been so much neglected as tb - common branches nf spelling ami ). I fining. It isof;en astonishing and j grievous to sen how grossly ignorant ' arc .-hllilren aud vomit, and even rWn anil women, of the orthography, pro- j nuociauoa and meaning of ordinary words and phrases. Tley cannot express tbeir thoughts tit tbe want of words, and often they express thoughts very different .from what they intend, because tbey'do not un derstand tbe word tbey employ. And very frequently, from the same cause, tbey take no ide. or wrong ideas, from what they read or hear. Tbe remedy for these evils is tbe proper trainiog in tbe study of word by tbe use of tbe Dictionary, and this training sbould begin as soon as tbe cdiiu can distinguish between one wore, and another, and continue in definitely. Tbe apparatus for this study should, of course, be the most complete and thorough to be bad, at,d this is abandaotly supplied -ia Webster's Dictionaries, which are justly recognized, wherever our lan guage is spoken, as tbe - standard authority ia English. Parents and and teachers can in no otber way so effectually or so cheaply promote the educational interests of their children, when of suitable age, as by putting ia their hands any one of Webster's School Dictionaries, for daily use in connection with the study of their lessons, and by placing oa the family centre table or a teacher's desk as the aathorative guide and standard, a copy of the Unabridged. . . , ' The unabridged contains 3,000 illus trations, over 114,000 words ia its vocabularies, and 10,000 words and meanings not ia any otber Diction ary ; tbe abridged edition comprises "Tbe Primary," which has tbe larg est sale, and which has some capital rules for spelling. "The Common School" is similar, but larger, with tables of synonyms, : "Tbe High School" still fuller, with many uaeful tables ; . "The Academic" and "Coonting-hoaa" for advanced schools and for general home busi ness use. Tbe latter has some spec ially valuable commercial aad fioao cial tables. The little "Pocket" edition, with its bright gilt edges and morocco binding, is tru'y an invalu able pocket companion. It contains more than 13,000 words, rules for spelling, many abbreviations, words and phrases, proverbs, etc, ordinari ly met with in the Greek, Latin and Modern languages. Whether it is convenient or not to have copies of any of the other books of tbe series, we certainly recommend tbat all sbould possess a copy of the Pocket, whiob, when not otherwise obtaina ble, may be had by mail, by inclos ing $1.00 to tbe publishers, Insov, Blakzmax, Tat lor Si Co., 133 and 140 Grand Street, New York. Well Preserve!. Louis Jennings, ia bis letter to tbe World about Canterbury Cathedral, writes; A maa will lie ia the earth ere he rots, says Shakespere's grave digger, "some eight or nine years ; a tanner will last yoa nine years." In these parts roar body will last still Iooirer. For ia 1332 the tomb of Henry IV. was opened in this cathe dral, and "to tbe astonishment of all present, tbe lace was in complete j proposed to her, and as sbe felt cer preservation, tbe beard thiek audi win lhat tbo fir3t wtsn't in earnest matted and a deep russet color, sod the jaws perfect, with all the teeth la tbem except one lore tooth, wbicb bad probably beeo lost daring tbejj,, Md 1 insisted oa marrying King s me. .ow me rving nau oceu buried there just 419 years. In dig ging up part of the suburbs of Can terbury many coffias were found ia which tbe bones of tbe bodies were pertect; ia oae tbe body was little decayed, "the hair red, curled and elastic, acd about two inches long. Under the head was a hollow stone, like a pillow. When Thomas A. Deckel's shrine was deposited his bones and bead were either burnt or scattered to tbe winds. So tbey, at least, will not foobre anybody agaia. Us had offered every inducement to Sam to sell hU dog, give him awav. kill bim, or get rid of him in some way ; but Sam loved his "dog,", and tbe dog loved bim. and Sam vowed they sbould not be parted; consequently tbe old gentleman was surprised, on coming home to din ner one day, to hear Sam exclaim : "Father, I've sole my dog!" "Sold vaur dot? '"said tbe ireneral, "Weil, I tm glad -yon were sensible enough, to sell bim. A dog is a nut- aance any way. I wilt make you a present by and by, Sam." " J " Yes. sir, got sixteen dollars for him." ' i "Whet!" exelaimed tbe general. - ; "I wot sixteen dollars for him,"! said Sam. "Yoa don't mesa to say yoo got; siiteea dollars for your dog, do you?"; "Wei?, yea," replied Sam, "1 got! four pops worth four dollars apiece "! Hileat RaSTerlma. larked Mrs. PotU. Tbe things are often onkno w a to j "We!!, that's the si Vest old story I the world ; for there ia much pain I ever run across, remarked Botter tbat is quite noiseless, and vibration! j wkk to Boddley. Then everybody . 1. . W k n . . k .Aniu AftAn'.tl.,! . n ,1 f . V i Wa ft A TP IVft him mere whispers ia tbe roar of hurrying exiateac. Tbera are glaocaa of ha tred ttat ataa, aad raiee ao cry of murder robberies that leave man aad womso lor ever beggared of peace aad, joy, yet axe kept secret by the suffer-, er cwmmittea ta aouotf, except oi low moana ia the nigbt seen ia no writing, except that made oa the face by tbe alow months of suppressed ao- e-uisa ana earn r.ozaioir icaca. Maar aa iober'rted sorrcw that has marrijKs a life haa beee breathed in'' ao hsfiiaa ear. f ' Bay tag a Br Kin 'IfMr, '' J Oo .lay Ust trr, k a r-t full v jbiiilv vitm- man, i, all..- rigbt ;arn was liokrd a tall, thin giri t,f ieigbteei. wilb a abarp not, pa! j blue eyes aad hair the clor .f art old kuile handle, catered a La'.e , avenue store with both eyes full cf j tu8iDctd . A tbe pu!r took seat, a v . clerk intimated that he wa rosd v ' ! t uke iftiltom pr:-4 rut any ir .! in 1 tbe s'.vre, from fine'- t tin 'gla7.:e,t calico. 1 "Tfci- i kinder (!.?:,' l.u ) i f"r ". ri ptu-il t',.- ,,,.- ,,., , , , I'jr i al iti I. 'lL4'. !a I .r tit AT '. - : i b t ru 1 i. 7 tVfc ''e: i t'ui 1 ;u'rJ t i! !t ih-uub ii, j Mollyt and so here g"t s. What, re i aait m trt)i-T f ir i hi girl a t,ri- iro?Y, 1 believe lhsv call it.' rhdt w vxacilv bat thw eil it " ; repueu ine ciers, -ani tea me what ' aniens you want and, aud I'll give the lowest figure." The .i;r I ioktd .F.i.i r.sm ii M.iif'r 'i ,...1.1 : half fo -ii.-ib way ft r a iniuute, then tie g. Lid her face bthtad a statkof giiodrf. "A halo eki'irr, but s.boM rii ovtr mu.-'c-j tu lurt-r mu.'f-.l ib; lun-r Tit fi.-.-t ibiv t.I.t.k elk There's n We tuarrv I J ' WW H3 .HOlCr. i for love ami we're trot to make leetic money a lonir wv-. citlifo puny low ?" 'O! ...kf,"K!t'1w. llu Ifirl Sf.-I rfrnly showing Lerface. "Well, we'll go a little U-lu r, then though calico is my motto. IlaaJ us Jj-q something about 20c. per yard. Give us dove color, for doves are uieek and lowly, and so is Molly." Tevelve yards of dove colored goods were cnt off, and Zekn looked around and said: "Less see, I s'pose a black comb, two yards of blue rib boa, a bunch of hair pins and two or three collar", ought to figure ia son e wtere." The clerk agreed, aad they were figured in. "Less see. She'll wear her sister's hat to stand up in, and her shoes won't show if she nas a long dress on. I guess that's about all, isn't it MjI ly ?" Tbe girl blushed very re I, beckon ed bim closer, and, afW a minu'e, be turned to tbe clerk and said : "It's kinder throwing money away but she's party good and gentle, aad I don't mind. Sbe thinks she ought to hare a fifty cent corset and two pairs oi stockings." Tbe articles were bought, inspect ed' and placed with the "missy," and after tbe lovers held another whis pered conversation, Zeke observed : "Well that's all. Figure, np and there's your cash. We've got to go git some hair oil, and a dollar "oid chain with a locket to it, sod a pair of sleeve buttons and some shoe strings, and you see the outfit is go ing to squeeze me bad." "When doe tbe marriage come off?" asked tbe clerk. "In aouut tea days. She's a good gifl and lutes me, and I'm trying to do the fair thing by her. Tain't many young men who would put np seven dollarson a bridal troasy on his girl; bet when I make up my mind to marry any ene I'm almost reckless of wealth. Sbe didn't need tbe corsets any more than I need suspenders, but sbe bad a sister married with a corset on, and sbe didn't want ta be behind ber." ... "I hope you'll be happy." "We shall be can't help it Tbis 'ere girl can sling more enthusiasm into a mess of taters than any queen :o Europe, a for her fried pork yum ! Sbe can compose poetry, chop wood, draw pictures, milk a cow, build a suit of clothes, or spell down anybody tbat stands on legs, and wbeo winter howls around our little home well it with our feet ia the oven, chaw apples, and remember tbat I had to tako her old dad by tbe collar and jerk Lis bcls to the ceiling before he'd consent to tbis marring. Well, good bye." A Mtery Tellet'a Blleaamu. Mr. Sniffen was at a dinner party given a few days ago at Iioddley's. While tbe company were at tbe table Sniffeu said ia a loud voice : "By the way, did you read that mighty good thing tbe other day a1ont the woman over in Pencader ' It was one of the most amusing things tbat ever came under my ob servation. Tbe woman's name, yoa see, was Emma. Well, sir, there were two young fellows paying atten tion to her, and after sbe bad accept ed one of them tbe other one also she accepted the second one too. So a few days later both of tbem called at the same time, both claimed her her at once. Then, of course, sbe found herself face to tace wuh a mighty nopleasant unpleasant er er less see what's tbe word I want? Unpleasant er er er blam ed if I haven't forgotten tbat word !" "Predicament," suggested Bodd !ey. "No, that's not it. What's the 'name of tbat thing with two horn? Unpleasant er er; haog it, it's gone clean out of my mind." "A cow," hinted Mifs Grindlcy. "No, not a cow." "Maybeit'aa buffalo," remarked Dr. Potts. "No, no kind of an animal. Some- thing else with two horns. Mighty queer I can't recall it." "Perhaps it's a brass hand," ob- served Butterwick. "Or a man who's bad a couple of drinks," suggested Peter Lamb. "Of course not" "You dont mean a fire eompany ?" aeked Mrs. Boddley. "N-no. That's the confounded queerest iLiog I ever heard cf, that 1 can't remember tbat word," said Mr. Sniffen, getting warm, and be- ginning to feel miserable, "Well give ua the rest of the story with out it." said Boddley. "That's the mischief of k," said Mr. SniffVrn; "the whole joke turns ea that word." "Two horns, did you eay ?" asked Dr. Potts. "Maybe i'.'s a eatflsh." "Or a snail," remarked the Judge. ,0-no none 01 mew. . , 19 " " j,- . - t ' T , I, mn .ft, AT a .IB, self oa tbe ercnod that be bad to meet a friend, aod be withdrew. . Tbe mystery ia yet unsolved. We never estaMished u?b a story as that; and we have aa impreseioa that Sniffeu. wa trying to build one ep by try tag to wring me womaa '", Ernaa, somehow into a pun with tbe ord 'dilemma.' Wa are srlad he la?-. A aaan who will undertake to palm si such jokes a this csa be spared frotn society tithoct asybedy eiperieneiDg a fense of lose.