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letters ?" "'e!!j placed 11 the letters in Lis hand. He saw ber?, nd gave it Lack to her without & worJ. Xellj took it and left the room. Sir John was a slow, delibe-atc mua. When cue of bia letters was fOaled, he nercr broke the real, but cut the pa per around it. He rang the bell to ask Nelly for a pair of scissors. She came in staggering, and before Sir John could utter bis commands, Nel ly was in a dead gwoon av bis feet. 'Illess rav soul, what is the matter with the "girl V cried poor Sir John, Terr much startled. He picked ber op, "and, in bo doing, saw a little bit cf rumpled paper in her hand. I trust no one -wiil think the worse of Sir John for looking at that paper. It was a short missive and ran thus: "Moner is all safe; mother is getting Utter " and better. Ycurs truly, J. M." So it was a';l right ; bat the sud den relief had been too much for Nel ly. This, however, was Greek to her master. So be rang the bell, and thanks to water, vinegar, and burnt leathers, Ellen was got round. But she was so weak by the bitter bus peLBc of seven hours, that it was mme time before she could answer Sir John's questions and tell him ber storr. She related it very 6imply, but" be beard it with the deepest amazement,. "HyJove!'' be cried, "tr,r was never anvttii&JT like this never! And so, not knowing but that the money was lost, or mother worse, vou would Dot your road the letter?" "No, sir," quietly answered Nelly, "I could not break'my word.' "Vou are a noble girl," cried Sir John with a touch of Hotspur enthu siasm, "and I'll tell you what, Nelly, if I was ten years younger I would marry you.'! . "But I would not marry you, Sir John," demurely answered Nelly. "Of course you would not," he rue fully replied. " "Vou would not jilt a man, and poison the rest of bis life. You would not do that." That absurd Sir John ! with poisjn inr his life indeed 1 I wonder how much poison it takes to produce my worthy friend's I will not say bow many stone ; or to give a man that bluff rosv face, or that hearty voice and jovial "Ha! ha!" Poison in deed ! There came another letter from Jo seph the next morning, explaining ev ervthing. Need I say that Sir John rescinded the warning he had givei Nelly, and that be authorized her to open her letters the moment the postman put them into her hands. So, though he was out, she road this one, which, as I said, explained everything. Ten minutes after Nelly had left her mother's cottage, Mrs. Poring found the notes in the garden. As soon as Joscnh returned" she told him the whole story. At once be wrote, but it wnmon'late for the post, so Jo seph went to the station, and a friend whom he bad there promised to find hira a safe messenger in one of the puards. bv wliora his letter should be posted in London as soon as the first train came in 'Oh, Joseph, Joseph!" thought Xcllv. "if vou bad onlv written your letter outside instead of inside, what a world of miserr vou would have soared me." "Whv did ho not send vou a tele- cram f" indinantlv asked Sir John. "But Sir." areued Nelly, "'I should noi have opened that either ; bcsi les the letter came as fast as myself it was all the promise." Yes. it was all the promise, and Sir John did his best to atone. Nel- Iv and Joseph have been married years, and their prosperity is not the mere offspring of their labor and in dustry. A kind helping nana uas 01 ten been stretched out toward them. "But I owed Nellv more than I ever did for her." savs Hotspur. -V onld you believe it, Sir, ever since that iirl left mv house mv letters have cane wronir azain. I have no doubt Sir John would like me to believe that. As if I could ! The Aroy. Th Raw. Mill Mu. He was a person of deep thought, and bis knees shook as tie ttood ue fore tbe desk and explained : "You see, I came down lor some machinery, and I bad a little time to look around, and I drank a little beer and I suppose I was a little drunk." "Yes. vou were. When the oflicer found you, yon were standing before a tannery and crying out: Send porter down ere t' car'y up my trunk!' I suppose you thought you were in Chicago." "I suppose so. and l m vcrry eor- rv. I own seven saw-mills up the shore." "The shore of time?" ' "No, sir the lake shore. I hope y o can overlook this affair." "Arc your tcven sa-v-mills painted red ?" "Tbey arc not painted at all, tir." "Then 1 shall bave to line you five dollars, Mr. Slab. I once made a trip through the Saginaw Valley, and 1 band't put in one day when I took a solemn vow to bear down on the Grst saw-mill man whom the boys ran in. There wasn't a window curtain to be seen around any mill; not a pair of inside blinds greeted the weary eve; the'front steps were dirty, tbe stairs bad no railings, and just where a climbing rose ought to bave been wen there was a pile of two-inch iilank to knock fenliment eodwavs If ever I own a saw-mill, sir, I'll bow you tbe costliest, tidiest mill in the world, lH have a parlor on the south side, a librarv in tbe west end, a studio up stairs, and while '.be saws are chewier on tbe Iocs I'll be imbibing knowledge and making my wlf familiar with tbe beautiful. Tbe saw-mill man started out to t-mile contemptuously, but one glance from tbe court made bim chauge it to "a smile of approbation, and be care fully banded over fire dollars and went out After court adjourned Bijah care lessly approached the desk and in quired : "Can your Honor tell me what a jig-saw is ?" "Yes, sir, I can. It is a saw with teeth to it". "Haven't all saws got teeth ?" "No, sir, they haven't." Bijah turned red, glanced around iand asked : "What saws haven't ?" "See-sawa haven't." The janitor swallow ed a lump in tia throat, emiled in a sickly way, and as be staffed to tbe front be mut tered : "Never mind its only a little while to tbe raw Justice. I'll try and bear it for a few weeks longer.'' Tbe Sultan of Turkey, we are told, never wears an article of dress twice. (He keeps it on until it is "worn out." cle wonld make a good Missouri em lor. THE OLD HEX 131 POLITIC. It must bo rather humiliating to "the stalwart sons cf toil" to read the speeches of the hundred or two worn-out politicians now roaming tip and dawn the land. In these speech es tbe worLingman Cgurea pretty niuuh as a bab'.ailed chicken lost in tbe tall grass, whilo speech-makers figure in tbe capacity of the old hen that clucke, raffies her feathers, spreads her wings, and offers the lost chick an asylum under the same. To tbe man who has not only worked all his life so far, and expects to work so long as life and health lasts, bat re gards work as the highest humaa privilege, all this championing of the men who labor, by men who never did a good day's work in all tbeir days, is unutterably disgusting. When such men as Hendricks B. Wright go prancing about screaming for lavors to the laboring class, tbey resemble nothing so much as an old dunghill fowl exercised by tbe chirp of a lost chick. It is fu3s and foaih ers in both cases; but we grant that the old hen is in earnest. The politi cal old hen is never in earnest apart from self-seeking. Mrs. Swisahelm sends a bolt right nto the camp of these clucking poli ticians, one is ot tuo opinion mat the men who work can take care cf themselves. She might, have said that the workingmen of this country have always taken care of tbcmsclres so far, and that no political party, as a party, ever did or ever will take care of the men who work. This la dy, who has always worked, p.ad worked hard, too, iu:tner writes mat were she a man, in view of all the waote land and-empty cabins so much dwelt upon, if she could not raise her own pork and beans it would bo cu rious. The mistake she makes is the men who are willing to raise their pork and beans are tak'ng no stock in demagogues, and contributing nothing to the fjnd out cf which these slippery managers of Eo-callcd Labor lteform Associations are paid. It is the other fellows who follow the demagogues, and applaud when they speak with so much humid elTusiou of the poor, wronged, "sons of toil." There is too much loose statement in dulged by these orators. It is so loose that it barely escapes deliberate falsehood. It is not true in any ex pended sense, that Iabnr has been cheated systematically of its just re ward in this country. It is not true that there ever has been a timo when any considerable body of men bave conspired together to reduce wages to a starvation poini. ii is uoi true that at present fixed capital which makes the held of labor is reaping a ereater share of the nroGts cf pro duction, than labor. Wages arc, as a rule, in this country fixed by the market price of things produced. And it must always be so when cap ital runs alone, as it generally does! in the United States. Take agriculture as an illustration. When tbe average of the product of the soil ranges high as to market prices, wages rise also. They move slowly, both in rise and fall are in fact the last to appreciate and the last to decline; and it sometimes happens that a local excess in tbe supply of labsr depresses wages ia spite "of the high market price of products. So, a lack in the supply may keep wages up for a short time after tho market price of products declines. Id spite of these excep tional cases, there is no disputing the fact that the wares of labor bear a very close relation to the profits of production. we saw mat uuring the war, when the demand for farm produce was brisk and the price re munerative. Wages of farm hands advanced to the highest point tbey have ever attained here. The in creased profits were shared equitably between the proprietor and the man who had labor to sell. This was the casein nearly, every other depart ment of production. Mechanics and artisans shared in the increased re muneration that accrued to all production. Had there been any conspiracy to defraud lalnr, this could not have happened. Men's necessities were as great and as pressing then as they are now, or as they ever were. If it be objected that proprietors make human necessities their opportunity, the reply is that every man's necessity ia the oppor tunity of some other man. What is it that stimulates production but the real or fancied necessities of man kind. It is the necessities of some that enable men with capital to build factories, open mines, and prosecute enterprises which widen tbe Geld of labor. But unless man's necessity is made an instrument to oppress him, there is no cause of complaint. The truth is that producers who were able to market their products at a dollar per fixed quantity a few years ago, have a great trouble to market the same tntngs ai uuj or sixty cents now. No reasonable per son will claim it. Unless it can be shown that the decline in wages is dinproportioned to the decline in prices of products, one ciass us no more cause of complaint than acoih- er. i nil nas noi oeeu miu u. iuu that tbe complaints we bear are self ish and mainly unreasonable is quite plain, siuec there is aa universal cry rai.-d azaiust the price of oal. hut it is to be doubted whether tnc men who depend upon mining for a living can be kepi at work wi.h a low mar- tot nr re. The truth u. we must an consent to be taxed for the employ ment of the population in the mining regions. The workiDgraan who con sumes coal does not sympathize with the worker who produces it to the ex tent of paying fifteen ortwenty cent per ton extra in order that tUe work may go oa.Xorlh - merieen. Urars-a Waablaalaa KeUr4. "George, did yoa chop down that cterry tree ?" "What did you say ?" "Did you chop down that eberry tree?" "Axe me no nuestions and I'll tell you no lies." "George, you bave a hatchet ?'' "So's a hen." "You chopped down that cherry tree ?" "Didn't either." "And broke tbe fence?" "Didn't" "Young man, come here to me, sir." "What d'you want? ' "To play hide and seek." So tbe old man went out to seek the hide. Tbe scene which ensued iu the woodshed beggars description. It was touching in the extreme. r.cd is used for danger signals on railroads, and always means "slop." On a caa's nose it ought to give tbe same warning. French collars for ladies are yery high. Spanish Proverb "When mother-in-laws fall out, then we get at tbo J family acts." Mlanle Warren'a Drat a. Miunie Warren, tho youngest, brightest and prettiest of Mr. Bar num's dwarfs, t'ied in Middleboro, Massachusetts, on Tuesday evening, in childbed. She was the youngest of a family of eight children, all of whom, except herself and her sister Larinia, now Mrs. Tom Thumb, were of ordinary siza. When Min nie was eleven years of age she joined tho Tom Thumb troupe, and for fifteen years she traveled almost continually, visiting nearly all the civilized parts of the globe. She was forty inches in height, and never attained a weight to exceed forty-five pounds, being considerably shorter and more slender than Mrs. Thumb. She was twenty-seven years of age at tho timo of her death. To a pretty face she added pleasant disposition and wiuning ways, and she became the fast favorite of Mr. Barnum bb well as the public. When Tom Thumb was married to Lavinia Warren tr general opinion was that Commodore Nutt would take Minnie for bis bride, but the little Commo dore had set his affections on Livinia and his little heart was blighted when General Thumb won her from him. "Never mind, Commodore," the jovial Barnuai said, "Minnie Warren is a better match for you. She is younger than you, wbi'.e Lavinia is several years older." "Thank you, sir," the Commodore said, stiflly, "I wcu'.d not marry the best woman living. 1 aon t believe in women any way." Time lessened Coramodcre Nuti's grief, and he partly renewed his at tentions to Mia-a Minnie. But after his first disappointment ia love, it is said, be became a fa-t young man, and Minnie, like a wise young lady, discouraged his addresses. A few years ago Barnum found another Liliputian, Major Newell, who was re-christianized General Grant, Jr., and added to the Tom Thumb combination. The Major was bricht and intelligent, and be and Minnie became feat friends. About a year ago tbey were mar ried, and they lived happily together with Ucnerai mumo and wile in Middkboro. Their last tour totrcth er wa? in the V estern States, from which they recently returned. When Mr. Barnum wa3 ia the city recently he let out the secret, which had been closely kept by Min nie s family, but the memory or tbe spurious Tom Thumb baby led many to regard the story as a Barnum hoax. But the New Haven women soon discovered the purchase of lit tle bits of muslin, lace and flannel by members of the Warren housohold, and fecrecy became impossible. A lady friend who visited tho Warrens described the little carmentj aa "too comical for anything." Poll's pat terns were used, and tho little slips and wrappers were made one-sixth of thesizs ot garments for ordinary ba bies. Mrs. Newell is said to bave looked forward to maternity with great an ticinatioas ot happiness and no mis givings. Her husband, however, had gloomv forbodings, and express ed the greatest solicitude. Tbe child died at birth. It weighed five pounds and ten ounces. Four hours later the mother died from exhaustion. Mrs. Newell's death caused deep sorrow in Middleboro, where she and tor sister were much loved. Much sympathy is expressed for Major Newell, who is overwhelmed with grief. Mrs. Newell is to ba buried ia Middleboro this afternoon. The announcement of Mrs. New. ell's death was received with many expressions of regret by the members of the old Museum company in this city. Mr. Barnum is now with his show ia Indiana. His soa-in-law, Mr. Ilurd. who ia "full of reminis- cences of the Liliputian family, ia in business in this city and is spending tbe summer at Mr. Barnum's home in Bridgeport. A gentleman who was with Mr. Barnum for a number of years says that Major and Mrs. Newell were the smallest wedded pair that ever lived. Oao smaller couple is mentioned by Marc? Polo in his travels ia Tartary. Tbey were each twenty-five years of age, and twelve and eleven inch es in height respectively. They married by order of tbe Khan, and their fourth son was six feet two iuches in height. There are some doubta as to the correctness of Tolo's figures. General Tom Thumb and wife have grown corpulent within the last few years and neither appear so di minutive as ia their younger days. The General has been wealthy, but has lived extravagantly and spent a fortune in yachting and other sporta and possesses only a mcderate com petence. He is forty-one years of age. X. V. Sun, July 15. Aarlrat Rome. THE ITtltNAI. CITY IN THE TIME OF THE K1N?S. Jt is evident, says the writer in the Contemporary Jleneir, that 10 the petiod desiguate'i aa that of the Kings, when Rome commenced her career of conquest, she was, for that time and c juntry, a great and wealthy thy. This is proved bv ihe works of the Kings, tbe Cap'toliue Temple, the excavation for the Circus Maxi mum, the Servian Wall, and, above all. the Cloaca Maxima. Historians have indeed undertaken to give us a very disparaging picture of the an cient Home, which they confidently describe as nothicg more than a great village of sbingle-roofed cottages, thinly scattered over a large area We ask in vain what are tbe mater ials fjr thia decription. It is most probable that tbe private buildings of Borne under the '3g were roofed with nothing better than shiogle, and it is very likely that tbey were mean and dirty, aa the private buildings of Athens appoar to bare been, and aa these of most of the great, eniea of the Middle Aces unnuectiaab!r were. But tbe Clcca Maxima is iu itself conclusive evidence of a largo popu lation, of wealth, and of a not incor siderable degree of civilization. Tak ing our stand upon this monument. and clearing our vision entirely of Uorau'ua and Lis asylum, we saem dimly to perceive the existence of a deep prehistoric background, richer tbaa ia commonly supposed in tbe germs of civilization a remark which may in all likelihood be extended to the background of bibtory in general. Nothing surely can be more grotesque than tho idea of a set of wolves, like the Norse pirates before their o inver sion to Christianity, constructing in their den the Cloaca Maxima. That Home was comparatively great and wcal'by is certain. We can hardly doubt that ehi was a seat of indus try and commerce, and that tho theo ry which represents ber industry and commerce as having been developed subsequently to her conquests is tbe reverse of the fact. Whence, but from industry and commerce, could the population and the wealth bave come? a. jraterlaaaCawa. The Brownsville Clipper publishes a remarable story of the discovery of ft mysterious cave, on Duolap's creek, near that place. It appears that some boys had been given some powder by a party of sportsmen, who were engaged shooting at glass balls oa tho Fourth ol J uly. The boj s weat down to tho creek, dug a hole ia the bank and fired the charge of powder in it. It made a terrific explosion, and after the smoke cleared away, they discovered a large hole in the ground. The boya had dug down till they came to a micaceous sand stone. Tbe explosion shattered this stone to pieces which covered up the entrance to a large circular bole extending nearly six feet into the Band rock, at aa angle of about forty Ore degrees At the ecd of this pas sage was a rectangular excavation in tbe solid rock, measuring six feet by nine feet three inches,- and four feet eleven inches, in bight. The sides of the cave were decorated with the Enures ot bird3, cut in demirelief. A human skeleton was found in the cell, which crumbled to pieces a few days after being discovered. On each w rist, arm and limbs were iron bra celets and anklets, connected with chains and iron bars. A piece of metal resembling a dog or a wolf, lay under the head of the skeleton. At tho foot of the skeleton was found a plate of metal, lightly bound between two (strips of wood. Tbe plate was in a good state of preservation, and was decorated with engravings of birds and dogs, and a chain of hier oglyphics aroujd the edge. The Clipper says tueso aillerem articles were - placed in the nanus ol a well known Archa-jlogis for examination. All tbe pieces exeep the bronz3 platet are so corroded by time '.bat be has aa yet been un able to decipher tbe inscriptions upon them; but very singularly be has been enabled to give what be claims to be a complete translation of the beieroglyphics on the plate. Tbe gentlemen in whose care tbe articles now arc has spent several years in hgypt and the far has-, Etudying tho wonders of the Pyramids and tombs of the Nile, as well as the ruiaa of Nineveh and Babylon. The engrav ing on the edges of tho plate is simi lar to the cuneiform inscriptions fonud. In the tombs of Assyria and Babylon, and being translated, reads thus: " Thin is the grave of the Mother o f the Pee Wee." Thia although cor rect English; is still mysterious, yet the archteologist who ia investigating believes be has struck the beginning ot a curious and interesting history. fat f lirtation. For the past two years there has beca a pleasant rivalry among litera ry people to devise a mode of ex pressing the thoughts by certain signs and acts, so aa to bo under stood and read by parties distant. To this end they first devise tbe handkerchief flirtation, then the fan, and now the glove, each in turn be coming the more p.iptilar as they were invented. Among a certain class, however, there was still a va.uc, uncertain sort of lacking that faileJ to cover the ground. A few of our voung meu had no gloves, aud others were without fans, and still a greater number were fre quently unprepared to give a credita ble handkerchief entertainment by reason of the great washerwoman monopoly, which is carried to such aa extent In cities. To meet this long felt want, the Champion has designed a flirtation with the hat, which will be duly en tered according to Congresa aa soon as a feasible entrance to Congress caa be effected. In introducing a flotation with the hat, it has been the experienca of many of our most proficient flirters that it :s better to rai.-e tbe bat per pendicularly from the head a few iuches thai the object of vour flirta tion may be satisfied of the absence of bricks or other cutaaeou3 substan ces which are sometimes fatal to the success of your advances. The fol lowing are the different interpreta tions : To wear the hat on the right eye brow Please step to one side I'm bad. To wear the hat on tbe left eye brow Are you there, Moriarty ? To wear the bat on tbe bridge of the no3e We sre watched by tbe police. To wear the bat on the light car You will 5nd my photograph on sale with all the principal newsdeal ers. To wear tbe bat on tho left ear I love you, but livery teams and ice cream arc up so that it will be im possible for me to carry on tbe ac quaintance. To carry the hat in the band Your father's financial condition is such that it will not justify me. You need not hope. To place tbe bat oa the back of the head I am yours; a.sk my mother. A Rear lln-iband. The following interesting descrip tion of a btar fight, we t ika from a contemporary : "A fight between two bears took place at tbe Zoological Gardens in Cologne tbe other d-y. The baira had been brought from Spiizbergen five years ago, and bad been placed in a large pir, with a tank ij tbe centre. Until within tbe bst few days they bad remained upon excel lent terms with each other, but last week a quarrel occurred between tbem. the result of which was that the female bear took refuge upon the summit of a large rock in one cornor of the pit. The male did not attempt to fJlow her. and she remained there three days, when, pressed by hunger, sha descended acsin. As soon as the male bear saw her, ho immedl ately rushed at her, and attacked her with his fore paws. The keepers at tempted to separate tbem, and bela- Oorpa J ne raaie witn cpy irou oar, but the bones iu tbe bead or the J'o lar bear are so much harder than those ot the ordinary bear that these blows took no effect The male bear continued to wreak bis vengeance nnon his companion, and. after hav ing almost torn her body into ribbons, he dragged her to the bottom of the tank, and held ber there until be felt assured that all sigus of life were ex tinct He then brought her body back to the floor of the pit, and drag ged it arou id the pi: for nearly an hour. After this be withdrew into bis sleeuinc-den to rest from bia la bors, and the keepers at once closed tbe iron bars upon bim. Having ex amined the body of tbe dead bear tbey found that it bad received more than a hundred wounds; tbe bead and neck were crushed almost to a jelly, and the flesh was hanging in strips from tbe back and sides. Dur ing the wbolo combat neither of the bears uttered a sound." Tbe March weather. lamb proves bad Tossibly no more dilapidated, "all broken op," forlorn looking specimen of the feline tribe ever came to Toledo than tbo travel stained cat that arriv ed at tbe Union Depot last night on Lake Shore No-2, which comes in from Chicago shortly after 5 o'clock. Each particular fur laid in an exactly opposite direction from its neighbor, whilo her once beautiful tail stood up in a defiant attitude, looking like a year's lamp chimney brush. I be history pi that cat s travels has hardly a parallel. When the man that feels the pulse of the car wheels at Chicago came along with his hammer to ponnd on the wheels of one of tbe trucks of tbe smoking car he found perched on a little narrow beam, call ed the brake bar, (a piece of timber not over four inches wide) a full grown grey cat He attempted to removeb lm, and when the car came oa its way pussy came alar. At Twenty-second street she was again found on ber rough roost, aud when the car reached Llkbart street there sat her catship. She could not even then be persuaded to dismount. lon t tbe cat amount to considerable more than tbe public has imagined after al! ? Had it been a tramp there would have been no trouble in com pelling him to get off from that car, but the united efforts of the train bands were of no avail in attempting to dislodge the cat who was stealing a ride so successfully. At lengh the train swept into the Union Depot and when conductor Smith and others looked under tbe smoking car tbey found tbe terrified cat crouched down on the brake bar, hanging to it like grim death. She had ridden almost 300 miles iu a positon and place where a man wonld have been jolted to death. A cat hath nine lives but tbe hard-ships of the trip knocked seven of them out of her. Despite the fact that she had such a limited supply of lives left that fcbo rcsfused to leave the car, and staid in her position when it was backed up into the yard, thinking that it was one of tbe coaches which go through to tbe eastern ter minus of tbe road. Poor brute, she seemed unable to realize that bbe hadn't lives enough left to last her to New York ! This tramp cat was no doubt looking for work, like all tramps; but how much belter it would be for her to settle down in seme busy town like Toledo, where there are plenty of rats and mice and lead a steady life Toledo Jllodc. Tarrant. What a faithful friend the old fash ioned currant ; it survives neglect, bears fruit with patient regularity, never winter-kills nor mill-dews, resists the competition of weeds and the robbery of crass, and with a lit tle help will triumph over its few enemies. And then how grateful it is to the taste, and how healthful to the 6ystem, with its sparkling acid, its rare s areet that is not too sweet, What the apple is to fruits, currant ia to beiries .sturdy, faithful reliable, easily grown, health-giving. And yet the currant repays care a3 well as tbe daintiest berry; and tbe choice, large, new vatiet ea show that it is susceptible of improvement. Take tbe form in which it is most ommon Iv crowe, tbe bush, and cut out the old stalks, thin out the spindling growths, cut back the vigorous shoots so as to make them stockv: boe them aa clean aa vou would a row of straw berries; givo tbam all lha old chips from tbe wood yard, with a mixture of ashes and manure, and yoa will be surprised to see how the quantity and quality of the berries will be in creased, lbat destructive pest, tbe currant worm, can be destroyed, and i he burhe preserved in all their green oess for a few shillings expense and I... .ir.l " JJ a very nine care, a nine powuereu white hellebore tilted over ihe bush es when tbe worms first appear, itb Ian additional dustinc at their reap pearance for Tcur cr five times during the season, will do the business effect ublly. We have preserved a splen did row of currants for years in ibis way. The fruit is best started by slips, either rooted or fresh cut, and grows qnicklv. a ersail'ea, Ked Dutch, and ictoria are the best sorts, and the white grape adds a most pleasant variety. Set four feet apart and mulch in dry weather. Golden L'ule. ra-Oprratlon la Kaalaad. Partial co-operation has been tried with beneficial results in many cases. Tbo London "Spectator" relates an instance of this in a large manufac turing firm who set aside each year a certain sum from their profits for in surance in favor of their employes. Kvery workman who remained seven years was entitled to a certain pay ment n one ot three difieie tways If he ilied wbi'e in thir empliy his re resenta'.ires received th um as signed ; if be was di-iib!ed ir bnd reached sixty-five year., t'te' t;e ex piration of lie seven years, it -oulJ be p.-tid him iu per -ton. Tbe skilled eruplot t s received a larger proportion than ordinary woikmen. Tbe ar rangement, bowtver, was one which cjul i at any lime be revoked by the employ i rs ; and the fund distributed was declared a "free gift," and inten ded ' as a reward fjr coo services and fai.blul ailaohnirtot, of h:ch tbe firm must be sole aud absobue jud- es." aucb a febeme, if ur.bfuily carried out, could not but be iuvalua b!e f r both employers and employed ed. It would render the Ubjr inter eslidg, hjnest and thorough. Strikes would be lessened and production, hp pome steqdy, The rM4ite would have a human relation to their woik men, and bjth tides feel more than is usual that their essential interests are the same. Nothing in this coun try would so disarm Communism as some tucb form of partial cj-operip tiou. Ilarl-Bral af a Lira Tim. According o a Fiencb medical journal, I)r. Guyo', after consulting the best authorites o tbe subject, and making the necessary calcula tions baa determined that the num ber of pulsations during the different ages of life are aa fallows : I.) uring the first year, C3 miilious (ia round numbers) during the first two jenrs, I'lO millions'; da rug tbe first eight year, 435 millions ; during tbe Grst twelve years, C14 millions; during tbe Grst fourteen years, G33 millions: daring thi first thirty-nix years (giv ing the figures in full), 1,229.904,000; during a life of fifty years, 1,923, 1C,0,(M0 ; during a life ot sixty years, 3 203,800,000 : and during a life or eighty yeara.3,007,040,000. With love, the heart becomes a fair and fertile garden, glowing with snn shiue and warm hues, and exhaling sweet odors. A Baltimore man has invented a new paper collar, which he calls tbe Worm, because it will turn. FARM AND HOUSEHOLD. Dead weeds is the motto of every good farmer. A farmer should try to grow almost anything but poor. Every enterprising farmer should make ao experiment station of bis farm, himself being tho dictator. Pudding Sauce. Stir half a cup of butter with balf a cup of sugar; a lit tle flour. Pour boiling water over the whole. Your farm is your fixed capital ; improvements are your investments ; and your crops over the cost of your production, are your dividend:. Thirty seven car loads of clover seed, hic' means about 13,000 bushels, costing seme $50,000, are said to bave beea shipped to Eng land and Germany during March aud April. CcfTee Stains. If you desire tj have your table linen free from coffee staios, after being washed tho stains mut be soaped before putting into water; this will mase them disap pear. Coru-Starch A secret not known to many housekeepers is that a table- spoonful of corn-starcu is equal to ono egg ia cake baking ; if you must bave four eggs and you only bave two, add two tablespoo&fuls of corn starch, and yuu will have a cake as light and as good as the one with fjur egg. Butter Pie. Very rich. Take a piece of nice butter, cot too salty, large aa a Leu's egg; two-tbiida of a cup of sugar, one cup of sweet cream, one tablespoonful of flour. Stir but ter, sugar and flour together; then stir in the cream; add nutmeg, if liked; pour into a crust; put crust in strips across the top; bake till slight ly browned. Split :ca Soup. A pound of ba con, a pound of split peas, a small onion cut in slices; put together in a pot with a quart and a half of water, let it boil slowly for an boor and a balf; salt and pepper to suit the taste. This makes a cheap and excellent soup. Fry crumbs of bread brown in butter and serve theut with the soup. Government Whitewash. Slack a half bushel of unslacked lime with boiling water, keeping it covered dur mg tbe process; strain it and add a peck of salt dissolved in warm water, three pounds of rice biled until it is a thin paste, balf a pound of trtimsu whiting and a pound of clear glue dissolved in warm water. Mix ibee well together and let it stand several days. Tout Fait. For this nice dessert cake are required the yolks of four eggs, three tablcspoonfuls cf sugar, tbe same of Hour, about two table spoonfuls of milk, and tbe juice of balf a small lemon ; the whites of three egca are beaten t a stiff froth and mixed with the yolks, flour, etc., the compound then being put in a buttered pan and placed in a quick oven. An authority in dairy matters ex plains bow rancid butter may be greatly improved, and almost restor ed to its original excellence, by kneading it well iu fresh milk and then ivahiug tb ironi'My in cold water, wiib the additiou of a little salt In almost every parcel of but ter some sm&Il proportion cf casein is retained, and the dee -imposition of this is accompanied by the formation of buttric acid, which cau-es tbe un pleasant taste und smei1 known as rancidity. This bimic acid is read ily soluable iu f !-h milk, aud hence can be easily g,t rid of by the sim pltf mi thod of treatment n commend ed. Fish Chowder. Ten p-uads f fijih bea-bass is the btst; take off the skin, remove tbe bones, and cut in small dies half an inch thick; throw ihefe into a pan if ice fjr one hour or more to harden, with a little sab; 'one and a half pounds (alt, fat. ftreaky pork, cut ia dies quai ter cf an inch thick; three quarts po atoes, cut in dies half an inch thi ?k ; two bunches of young carrot, cut in dies quarter of an inch thick ; two quarts of onions, cut small; two quarts fresh tomatoes sliced, skins removed; one pound scda crackers, bruken email ; balf a bunch of parsley, chopped ; plenty of white pepper and s tit to taste ; three cr four bunches of thyme rubbed off the i talks. Firxt put the pork, onions at.d carrots into a large pot, with six or eight quarts of water, to boil balf aa hour or more; then add the potatoes and tomatoes ; let them boil up eod ; then add tbe G.-h and :hyme, and lamly the crackers, parsley, and seasoning to tHPte Suidf.r B-dliig Cat!e-S:nd, if mt tie Ittt. is ol. of the bet-t uf tii les u,ed for bedding c.ttle. Jt is a gocd diedor'z r, and kccp3 the ttv Mefrwftt. As lie ca'tle wrk i: back iut the Ireac-b under ihe'r feet it mixes iih the maritre ad thus divides it aud makes it nnre suitable fjr the ose of plant. If ihe distance to haul it ia Uvt loo far is very eneapness cut to recommend its uEe. Iu barua lbat bave uo cellars, where it is used freely, it would absorb a large am juat rf urine that ia now wasted. Soil and muok are dirty ihiug to use ia a atable, but sand is clean. TbfU, Im, it is a uice thing to dm under henroosts to receive tbe droppings, which cm ea-ily be raked off and kept in hflrrtls, and in the spring mixud iih fine cow m.iuure one part i f the former to tw. of the latter. This being hbuve'ei over thoroughly two or lhreo times makes a ma s of rich manure. A large hand ful of this in tbe bill will set crn to growing finely. Flowers, iO', grow and blossom far b t'er In a soil lbat has an ad mixture i f stnd. S cUey id p- ty S'il are bene fi ted by !'. co:nti i a.iuu wi.b iliem, aud vice Cfrm Woen Boreal on ha ivy m i s in grass it produces mure effjet thaa any chem ical manure 4 boat "A Boy. Oje of the best things in the world to be is a buy. Biya hve ilays bui si pleity that they sre not half apprecia ted. A boy U willicg to d any am mat f work if it is called play. The feeling toward pumpkin pie una never oeen properly ton- nidered. A boy lurniHbea bait the entertain ment and takes two thirds of the (voiding of the family circle. It is impossible to say at what age a boy becomes conscious that bia trowscr legs are too short, and is anxious about the part of his hair. In fact a boy is hoi 1 subject to get a moral form. Hi WRBMI&SOil'S, S T O EE , West End, Main St., Somerset Pa.. HEAD QUA TtTEKS FOR THE SAtE OF CHAKPION HOWEESAXID EEAPEr.S,0LIVE2 CHILLED PLOWS, IIAC-Z2S-TOWIT G2AEJ SSSD DSILLS. EX PILS THS3SIIEB AUD SEPAEATC2,E0SSS POWEES. FARQUAHR'S "' Hre Thrcjhin Ma chines Willi Shaken. FA RQU AH R'S Tlircxhcr and S?uratur. FANNING MILLS, SHOVELPLOWSHARES, Cultivator Shovels Espairs for Itezrly All tha Pico Eoid ia the Crcatj. May 1 JOHN F. BLYMYER DEALER IN Hardware, Iron, Nails, Glass, Paints OIL &0. , &C. The following is a partial list of goods in Stock: C irpcnter's Tools, Planes, Saws, Hatchets, Hammers, Chisels, Plane Iron" -tees, &c, Ulack smith's Goods. Bellows. Anvils. Vices. Tiles. Hammers, &c. Saddlery Hardware. Tab Trees. Gir Saddles. Table Knives and Forks, Pocket Knives, Scissors, Spoons and Razors, the lartrest stock in Somerset Countv. Painter's Goods, a full stock. White Lead, Colored Paints for inside and Varnish. Turpentine. Flaxseed Oil. Ac. Window Glass of all sizes and glass cut to any shape. The best Coal Oil always on hand. Our stock of Coal Oil Lamps is largo and comprise, very elecrant styles. Ditston's Circular. Mu!c and Cross Cut Saws. Mill Saw Files of thebest nuailtv. Porcelain SHOVE3L.S, F2.K&, Mattocks. Grub Hoes. Ticks. Scvthe3. Cast Steel. Step Ladders, Carriasre aud Tire Bolts of all sizes. Loooking Glasses, Wash Boards, Clothes Wringers, Meal Sieves, Door .Mats, Baskets, lubs, Wooden Buckets, I wine, Itope all sizes, llay t uileys, iutter i ..uts, Moo Slicks. Traps. Steel yards. Moat Cutters and StulJers, Traces, Cow Chains, Halter Chains, Shoe, Dust and Scrub Brushes, Horse Brushes, Cur ry Combs and Cards, Door Locks, Hingc3, Screws, Latches and everything in tbe Builders' line. Caps, Lead, Shot, Powder and Safety Fiirfe, &c, ic, The fact is, I keep everything thatbelonsrs to the Hardware trade. I (leal exclusively in this kind of roods aud sons who are building, or any one in need of anythiug 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 jSTo,3, April 8 'Ti. DEMMLER POTHERS l iO l iss.MiTin ii;i.istiu-;i:t. pi niswiic.ii, iw. .Mitnutociurcr uf TIN, COPPER & SHEET WON WAKE Aii J Dealer? in April 24 mm WILSON SEWING MACHINE in workmanship is equal to a Chronometer Watch, and as elegantly finished as a first-class Piano. It received the highest awards at tho Vienna and Cen tennial Expositions. IT SEWS ONE-FOURTH FASTER than other machines. It3 capacity is unlimited. There ere mere WILSON MACHINES sold in tho United States than the combined sales of all the others. The WILSON MENDING ATTACHMENT, for doing all kinds of repairing, WITHOUT PATCHING, given FREE with each machine. lVd. WILSON SEWING MACHINE CO, 827 & 829 Broadway, New York; New Orleans, La.; Cor. State & Madison Sts., Chicago, Ills.; and San Francisco, Cal. FOR SALE BY ALL FIRST-CLASS DEALERS. 8888888888888888 3 STRAIGHT NEEDLE. 8 8 Agrenta Wanted in 8 (vytfAi 8 WHEELER & WILSON MF'G CO., 8 1S3 WEST FOUJtTII ST., C1SC1XNATI, O. 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 C LAPP BROS. & CO. WnTMTjEfELEBS. A. FULL iilNl-C OF 1HERICU AND FOREIGN WATCHES, LARGEST STOCK ! LOWEST PRICES ! ! "PiTT A T TTl Ql SEXD 1011 catalogue: i i iJLiA.-LjJli XOi Please Call When In The City USEES WILL RECEIVE FBOMPT AID CiBEFIL ATIEIT103 161 tatc trcct, Chicaop. July 11. JUST EECBIVED AN1 NOW OPEN1MG J. ft HODERBAOM & SON'S STORE West End, Main St., Somerset, Pa. A Largs and Well Selected LOT Ol DRY GOODS, NOTIONS, HARDWARE,: QUEEN SWAM:, HATS A CAPS. BOOTS & SHOES, i i The Largest, Best and Cheapest Assortment of Men's and Boys' CLOTHING Fresh and New, Ever Oflcrcd in SOMERSET. All Kinsl of IVotliioe Taken In Kxrlmngc I'or t.OODS. May 1 Hames. Duckies. Uinrs, Bits and Tools. outside painting, Taints in oil, all colors, Brushes. Japan Prvcr. Walnut Stains. - lined Kettlci Handles of all kiudss SPADED, RAKI-S. Sneaths. Sledires. Mason Hammers, cive my whole atttention to it. Per new oues. Don t forget tue place "13A.ICIi'S BLOCK." JOHN F. BLYMYER. BIRD CAGES, 1(TTitsh, KeM?rv.rj, I.-j Cream Krcor, Water c'xtler". ;ullrj. SImtc, Brlunnli Wara, EiLi-ntlliM an! Tinnel It i'.Ihw Ware, An itc nnl lnl:9 Iron War-, ac, I House Furnishing Hardware in General. Proprietors f ihe Patent Adjustable Stove Sliulve?. A VALUABLE INVENTION, THE WORLD RENOWNED wsmift & wasss'S 8 NEW 8 mm mm 8 MACHINE 3 .1 M ft . 8 8 In thm rrnlt nf over fir nfrf- M Imdtfn nil that is manful in.'r.r inff Machine inreMtiuMM, Q vsitirALEn ron irsO SIMPLICITY. XASi: OF HAXAQEMXST, Q VI f T- Q HESS, ASD lMUT-JtVX-J XISO QUALIIIES. Sold am ihm tnott farombta Q terms. City aud Ooutiti-v 8 AftT Tnnr of pnr cnt labor an 1 x;wrtmnt tb ST .JOHN Sewing- Machine, if n iw oifcr-I Uf iTu fuMtP, u tli triiKiiph ,j vx .-nttv: rnia in ttii hrancU 9i mimfacuin cxatiiinin.' mv-hlne an! t ra ti! r rc-'ciii.' i the front rank ol Srinir Marti in, it fu.hiU Si-win M.K'hinft, whtrh r lt. ANiiiiy to ttoprrlrrth H liwl if w;rk!r. ra.vn leit a Sewlnic Aia4l.ino. at. hum ( m iii ;itftMCtMitt 'Mi. LititueM wf running 4iit. rrv d'-m T'!u fi'U. jtti. Siippiici'v- if witni'V'ji tlv IiuiM'niiry. Ail th?!o pt.ji-ta arc ivtir.t mnHli-n in any uvber, in Ihe ST. JOHN SEWIN3 MACHINE. Jo. 1 JJdchuw. ((TOiuentcl iM;U'Mue .m l StmI, l!la-k W.!mit TV'lo. t"I)r.i"3r., P.kOnt B.x?.ver, whi'h at'rtehos to !! of t T.iMe, f.rmin a convenient w.irk bs or sn esiiti t'.p at wi!L PRICE No. I. No. I 1-2 No. 3 No. 3 1-2 $45 OO $35 OO S40 OO $55 OO $t5 OO M:ik-.- the !.. i Stitfii. Bciiliiul in Dm Pjrl la ZmUrMn EquiHj g::I tho libt::; or heavi est Cbcis. Its Points of Peculiarity It mnkcM n iiMorr.. whether tho M u Mne ! rim lArkiriir forward ; tito w.rx wiil w-iy ma iroxu yia, ani there w nulu. ur cliano f siiti-h. It fc.t.-i nr!"e hattle (n nr jiv. with n thrM-l bole t!ir'.iif !i. tho iHhoiu huiuinj; Ifui su l hJ J';irli oflhre;tl. Jt winl? the rri,M)in without Tannin? tin- mv chir.-: so thnt them it rn Drity 1t nnilirri-l-ii-if the miu-hine. ur remv;ni tho worl wli. u the lr-''in neis t" he wouiul. It.- tvn.-Mt'niP ;ins slmpl. fKjrtwt, ami can !e al jnnel botbun!er and upinr, without reaioviin; tii w'.rk. aVrf-K'h M-whine I luml-hed with the nr Un ary attachment!. lis Furnitii rc is n')TtI, pcnliar anl ieirnh!. EvekyMachixe is Waruaxtei It take well an-l srives romhtere nti.Jf.iMhn. Tweiity tivr of tiiee JSIachiiwa have alrc&ly tccn oM in thi? O'linr. I al. sell the well known Family FaTi.rlte r Wce.i M;i-hme at about halt the of. I prire. mul Ja repair the rarioua kinds f Frwin ma.-hitif prmnpily nnd jUittafaetttrily And all kinda ( at-Uu-hment? procured to order : AddreM V. T. W A I, K f.H. Srarr-t. ra. P. S. Sample Machine?: to he seen at l. Flick cr at l?:i'ler & CVs Storu. Jan. 23 r1 ,-(r; 'nutfftr nrj ii r ninn. or frr imjimrf.nntt (-n f'.t f M f.-r nt--i im! ,,r tUtrru a-"tti fra' tJi.Tft rn4 t'-rn;ttt dxJt'utunif. ;- f'Tinr, A'imf. .- i.'t f -r Inff.nnwttt, tiH't nt' ri i, rivinj h.a-.t r A t'?t ut .r. ;ir;n Iff n TvCt f tfifwf.'t.'H t.'att UtP ItrrH 2-Uttii Off US. i- IH'J liyxnf the r. 8. ptrt'ht Dtptirttmnt, tin l tugityd in V-itnit twin-as m cUitiCf hj, trc rrrii mnhr rl-'S-T 'T--Urt onl "vrr Patent more promptly, ami tcith lrvler tUtim, lutikt fj-'mii'CHioHS 'Uiil tul- c un pfttntnbiitt'fr free rf tUartr9 All orre r.'Sfri-tht r.,lt- W'rrrfrr in. W'kinr?"n, tn !in. PrMmnrtT GmTt:l I). V. Av. F. D. Pr'r, lr f;,rmtf Atirriam y,ttinit IUtnktt ?! in tUr V. .'.. I'-'tfiit nnl it ,S'-wrt:r'tnt R'prtx ntati-t j in ('mtyn : ami ruprrirrlFv ttrre!Urtin 'tcrj Stat tm t't f"1'"'! in err.ttfn. 4- tr, tj T A TVTT' C fnI'",r Ptrv-kJnsi, BOrfctV, lAiU Lli O I NKTAX rANkUt I Of lha 1 CI. 4 r. n-:ivw or change tin-color f thur I 'rem-, Silk. Wt cr tirT.x, at nominal cC, imparting p waid lowly Bhaut-4 ly thei: e of our MaqicTiiit-. Slick of ATT ! w-TH for 1'C.; 3 c!nT'rrtf dJorfvT W. kind 3c. aijaiup lor inip audciri-niar. Also .Our Improved Pest Poison av - la a un itrrTa and rhn Hpctmr nf m- m a w rnmnt Worm, and all Inwctii that l'rvy on WKrit1n. arraaird to it .1 IrivM lit oa fe liero Parts Orwrt kii.-i ' OxtTrt tt t iArtiTu -w. anil Is not fnjnrloua to plant. osMcnly . to"r. p-rare. box sent in e hy mail fur Ax. bead lur circular iianureo'i or tcsiiroouiaJi OvrCabbageWorm Destroyer Is tot at alt. pots. .stt", tmt rordith u thi w. rm. temple t.t trlnl ..'nt frra on r'i-el;-e cf n '!'. 1'OelAUJthTAll! A' ' EKrKm. JMsconnT. tn !h TtMW. -. J!tr li. Vr.-r, Avntt. HEALTH AND HAPPINESS. KealUi ami tlap!aeM r ptireleji Wraith their .or, f.'l Trt thi-j art witliin the reach vl evvry uae who wilt uwt '.VIIIGHT'S Lin:n PILLS. Trie f-nty sare 'T'n E f.-r T rpld Liver, Irypla ( Nausea, and alt Kiiious oouipiuinfrt and JtlHd d -triors Mono vMiume oulv- jiijrned Win. Vriz!. Fh:la. II" your dniicirit will Mt nip ply rK-nd .5 rnt for on lx t Harriclt, Holier a Co., v- rhiljw rch. o P3ILAEILPHIA CQFFES. ' We hare recently made irreaf Impn-remcntu In tlm pPNeo Kotlts; tirea, and now ohVr to the tr.i'le the FINEST ROASTED COFFEE ever .ut np In Parkurp. We s;ii.-inntee every package lnD.lcl MY CHOICE" er DCH PEDRO'S CHOICE.' to tx; n. tiling lat tl i. ft iK ti-l o.li.r. I!nitce. tin Iirtitl iniui It I " I j uurwlve . Janney & Andrews, Otlets k fni:2 tsisisa KeicSei Xix. 1 l an-1 IX Market Street, M 0 IHILAKKLrillA. DR. VAN DYKE'S SULPHUR SOAP, Mnk- iIieSKI S..fr. rlmr. FnreVhlfe an. I HoultSy! Ij l lmning. Iptilriz1ir. I'tinleel-i- c Sctliii-.jr, lli-iliuic arwt 'iirtl iiitf ; reme ftti!lra!t. hiti.it l l'trt. SiirM, Kniiii..n. . h,t::ttne-i anl reOneM nl the Kit'w : relieve! I'eh Jtiir. t'Urniim auf itlnitnir of tue k:it. anl trrlia tinD'tl t)i i:iaal ftli'i;iltK t..e-u : wiil relieve I fC I! IM J i'll.KS where nnthlntf else will hire mv e:i.-i-t : u FKKK t'kuti ALL nl't'tM. SIV 1. 1 Mm IK. tiH prevent r.mt.i i.u lil.ae. Aivl a an hxtenml letik-al ami Tiilet rreara ti.,o I: Iru no KUt'AL. Price, -t,KU a cake ; I'j.i, three I'akee. tuly cent. S"M I.T tre V. Henl.ril. Sviiier. Pa., nt IiruKici1' ireiierally. K. ti. WEHSTKK, Priet.r. H IH-e. :0 "ith S'.. Phil vi a. Pa. WL.lel l u..t. N. Tblnl St., Phil.. Pa. Jul as. -. r wtiHiK ii tlm l- bl a Uit l hi eele!rte. H..rKe Kalie fur fciie hetter than eti-r anil eheap. Any one wd-i W.IDI4 Mne at ti e. wutl do well to nen( linn i IHt.'tal rar-l or In -iwe way lot him knnw In onler to make "are ut etiit'K one, an he In hie r.oai ; svllli'K uizU n- t ul 11 who want rake, atay.-v fint werk Inrunruwn town, ti CmlH tree. it whleh per f either ws ean nMe an-at .av all the time they work, wiiie i. n.'i. ueauer, it ti a w:iiiv i-u.-,,-- hartlcubrs to 1L Uaukit Co, Portlaiei, Mil He. Mar.h n 1 OPIUM IMcnllMMil IX.