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roftmwuii neglecting
-tlerl dolaot Wi out
,mtu auefcrthereweripuon.
irf""rMoTi0trr one iostoflioetoaa.
SWaTH.mitW aam. f th. former -
..if. M ....
Tli sow -"w
i " u Somerset, Va.
- "a DnrUy attend w an Dusinese
sr""" Miimoi Huuuing.
Somen. t. Pens.
" 7... . i,xander H. OoBroth EH
f , nracuoe law la Somerset and
I r. uaioe to euuuuig.
Z That attorney atlaw
TTrtTlSE W1'." s. will
""7 ., a. l. baek, attorneys at
tl' . i Somerset, will practice In Sum-
" TTJiiiung eunmw- "'
u tbs ' wai " Prv,'nPuJ attended to.
Is w--
J i-Mit Pa, will attend to all business en-
e?17(J,r in somerset and ad wining eoun-
Office in Mia-
feb. U 1WT
P. osce. Mammoth Block, up su
M"- !. .. 4 si iolleetions uiade,
'JiuUM eianiioed, "1 ell legal bust.
JJIIu.wiinproiupmeM andndedty.
Somerset, Pa.
U ui otKt, !'-, will give prompt atlea
i,.iiBff wtrafted to bis care in Somerset
U aijuuuBe' euanUea.
umc la frinUng
... p. itSce In MaiDUjoth Bl
y. aii
care attended to with
jtai ami oaeiuj.
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iwuienet, P
I u All WiMoes eutrusteti t. tbeircare will
iwrtir saUpnuotaaUy attended w.
'w lu CrM itreet ul'P,lt the
jjjumU itioek.
ksrM. Fa Prutawional biuineas entrusted
d a; cart tuts Jea Ui w 1U1 prompinoMi and Ovleliiy .
J.A . All inHoeM eutnuteit lo their care
mi. 1 "("il'v aiHl inctually otteudwl Va.
nrrua-Li ilur i Uvck. I J SU-lr.
Writing Deeds,
attslwn Dutlra.
irLkjain at CaMhcer A Co.'s Store.
Lf :ilr theirm'les'ional services to the dlt
wviwnei anil Titlnity. one or the mem
hp vi U tiro can at all times, uniess pndeaslon'
h.y fftviifd, bp 1'iubd at their other, 00 Main St.
iw uiaavM.
f,t J E. fLLF.RkaJ nermanentlv InnUinl
tiB Bcrln lie u practice of his pniesslua.
Lscuajiviw vwm anssmger s aiora.
ni B. EKt'RAKER tenders his professional
U imusr u the ciutens ol Somerset and vlciU'
Mi iitet a rssldenos, wae dour west el U Bar-
a ms.
,1 Vt C0LU5S. I) EXT 1ST, Somerset,
' Pa. lifflce in t'.istlw'i Block, up stairs.
ht sr as at all times be found prepared to do
tCMiot.ura. sum as niung, mrulaucg. ex
iiKas sc. ArtlncUl teeth ol all kinds, and 01
vtacatanai .Inserted. Uperaliuos warranted.
In msirsi: to South Bend, Indiana, where be
auriuaiuic 17 letter ur otherwise.
ut keateil is Sisnerset for the practice of his
rwe ud tender his protesslonal services to
saewt: uti and surrouiidiug country ; ofhee in
a,;a wo! y aorupiea by Dr. Miller; residence
UteRmident SnrcMn, .
IiMEygeai Ear Mnsiarj,
la bated perrrertly in tie
'q i CaSS?T.r?TO, loyland
iiH-irTE treatsert cf
f tie lye ard Zar, hiui-
is tie I:s3 ard Threat
. f Ksatk 'atrs trei.
l k Uflmtt k XetTs new building.
Main Cross Street.
Semerset, Pa.
hMrhw,t Proase's store, Somerset,
a trull 'r'"nl J" 1 bare greatly re-
eaai.. "njunai ieeta m tnu place.
-wj. VTTatIi demand UlMth . . . Ik.
a. enlarge my facilities that i eaa
Mt',, I"" prKes than yoa
Ma-"r ber place In this eoulry.
uu1 "l teeth tor aa, and If
. - J periuu among my thousands
atiilur that is Dot giving good aat-
"rorsTowx pa.
i-"i well known house has lately
r-ted. with all new
Jn?tre- which has made It a very
',rj- Place Inrthe traveling publK.
VixcTZ eaa aut be surjiassed. all be
t J7 7,'u lrge public haU attached
Kt, d "omy stabling.
b, . "T "" uie lowest pos-
. v meat.
S. E.Cr.IUnHiDd,
StoTSUnrn, Pa.
JD,5 Siai and Fresco
t ?WTH guaranteed. a tlay
J'.TT B by UN udustrioaa.
f.tlaj not retired: we will Man
' Men . .
- . V" wars fur m
"Twrt , " u" wul send
.jT?-'"?" T- the urn.
v. ".ut are laying ap large rums
U. IX, Augusta, Uaine.
aw-. w, - .nil gin
1 XTMAVa ft . .
LZ I LI 0. Baal.
"wiem . auai ae.
Scaersst County Bank
Cashier end Manager.
Ool'.octloci made in all para of thtUaitad StaUa,
Lhargvt moderate. Butter and other ehecki col
lected and caahed. Eaitera and Weeteraexchange
alwavi on hand. Remittances made with prompt
Beat. Account solicited.
r artlet deidrlng to purchase V. 8. 4 PER
CEifT. FUNDED LOAX, can be accommo
dated at this Bank. The enuuni are prepaid in
denominations of Ml, 1U0, 600 and 1,001.
no. MICKS.
Aieats for Fire ami Lils Insurance,
And Real Estate Brokers.
Persons who desire to sell, out or erchanre oroD-
ertT, ur ir rent will find it to their atlranUtre to
register the description thereof, as no chancels
madeunlcsw s-ilit or rented. Heal estata boiti.esi
generally will be promptly attended to.
Cltiion snd visitors will find It to their interest
and eoiuiurt tobuy Cigars and Tobacco at my
si ore.
1 b .ieve I can undersell any establUhment In
thf ; -,'Unty. and am c-rtain that my ilu-k can
not lie excelled in quality. Cheroots and cigar
ette for beginners in the practiced smokinit, and
Toliles and Pijies fiT those aocn'tumed lo nar
cotics, are kept on hand; Very choice brands of
Chewing Tobacco and Cigars have just been re
ceived and are dinjKised of at less prices than hare
been heard ol since the war beicau. A choice lot
ol fii.es on han L The test tine tul iu the markc
u sold orer uiy counter.
Ltwie of Daniel L. Shaffer, late of Shade Twp.
Letters of admlBistration on the abore estate
bavins l-een granted to the undertluned by the
jiriiwranthority. notice is hereby given to those
uiut'oieuioitio xnaae laimeoiate Miyment, and
tiiose havingelaiins aa-ainst it to lire sent them
duly authenticated for settlement, at the residence
ol Kaid deceased, on Friday the S6;h dny of Sep-
icaiiw-r, its.v.
Aug. 13 Administrator.
Have been the tlandard rrmrdf for the cure of
Liter ( AoaplalXa. tlveaiea, t'ver
A ewe. Kick tlexlaclte, and oil de-
ranjremeiits ol the stomach and liver tor orer if tit
ftir: Bead this: 'Sellrrt' Lirer Pilli cured
me olan attack oi Liver oouiplaint of eight years'
standing." Wm. hvans, Juliet, Ills. Price. '&
cts. a bog. K. K. Sellers k. Jo., propr"S-, i'ltu-
l urg, fa. svjij vj an druggists.
Having been appointed Auditor to pass upon the
exceptioas filed 10 the account of Joniah Lowry,
Adm'r ot James Cook, dee d, and to make a dis
tribution ol the lunds in his hands, to and mmoag
tbuae leaally entitled thereto, notice Is hereby
given inai 1 win anm so fn sniff cf satti ap
(ointment at my uihee oa Thursday, August 3Q
July 30.
Cherry Pectoral
For Disease! of tb
Throat and Lungs,
such as Coughs, Colds,
Whooping Cough,
Bronchitis, Asthma,
and Consumption.
The reputation it ha? attained, in ron sequence of
the mnrvcllous rnrcs it has produced during the
last half century, is s sufficient assurance to the
public that il will continue to realize the happiest
results tli.it con be desired. Is almost every
section of country there are persons, publicly
known.vrho hare been re bio red from alarming and
even desperate diseases of the lungs, by its use.
All who have tried it,&cknowlcdc its superiority ;
and where iu virtues are known, no one hesitates
as to vt hat medicine to employ to relier the dis
tress and suffering peculiar to pulmonary affec
tions. Ciiecct Tectocal always affords in
stant relief, and performs rapid cures of the
milder varieties of bronchial disorder, as well as
the mere formidable diseases of the lungs.
Asa safeguard to children, amid the distress-
in; diseases which beset the Throat acd Chest of
Childhood, it is invaluable ; for, by Its timely use,
multitudes are rescued and restored to health.
This medicine gains friends at every thai, as
tlic cures it is constantly producing are too re
mai iablo to be forgotten. Xo family should be
without it, and those who bare once used it
nvr will.
mU.?ct Physicians throughout the country
prescribe it,"vl Clergymen often recommend it
from their knowledge of its effects.
Dr. J. C. AYER & CO., Lowell, Mass.,
Practical and Analytical Chemists.
The OnlyKn:wn Remedy
and the fclDNEYS.
77.il thinned ar!io fittt it voml-rfuX
jmwer to cire n. - tt".
Why are we Sick?
iicjtss tns u a tVas great errant to to.
torn tlzri or trjiH, tisdpMrmm$ Ivmort
mrt Ottnf'jrt farad into 04 Hood that tJumld
h tvptZtd natxraUy.
tlLLIOlt..tS. PILES.
taurlr.j fru attla if that vrjan ami
IrctSorinj Ouir tlr.irfh and potter to Otrovi
mm VkySsrerCn'.Ims !' arheaj
Why b. Unaratsd with PUn and rewstipsUe S
Why frirlitmed dlfcereVrew KMarys
Nrhr eadare ai-n.es headachea Ufflaj
Lta. Kt asks atx aaart mt HeJMaa
61 u hrmofwt,U trot ttrr Mfor r-u
Nma ESEACSKJ A hspittst, lalfct8ipTVl
There's got to be a revival
Of good sound sense among men,
Before the days of prosperity
Will dawn upon as again ;
The boys most learn that learn In'
Means more'n the eesenea as books.
And the girls must leans that beauty
Consists In more'n their looks.
Before we can steer clear uv failures
And big financial alarms.
The boys have got to quit clerkin'
And get back oa to our farms.
I know It ain't quite so nobby.
It ain't quite so easy, I know,
Es partln' your hair In the middle
An' sctUii' ap for a show.
But there's more hard dollars In It,
And more Independence, too.
And more real peace 'n contentment,
And health that it ruddy and true.
I know it taksi years of labor j
But you've got to hang on In a store
Before yoa can earn a good livin'
And clothes, with but little more.
And you steer well dear of temptation
On the good old honest farm.
And a thousand ways'n fashions
That only bring ye to harm.
There ain't but a few that can handle
With safety other men's cash,
And the fate of many who would try it
Proves human natur Is rash.
So, when the road of State prison
Lays by the good old farm.
And the man sees a tollln' brother
Well out of the way of harm,
Ho mounts be hadn't staid there,
A-tlliin' the soil in peace.
Where he'll yet creep back In dishonor,
After a tardy release.
What host uv 'em go back Iroken
In health. In mind, 'a purse.
To die In tight uv the clover,
Or linger along, which Is worse !
Ami how many mourn when useless
That they didnt see the charm,
The tafety'n Independence,
Ur a life oa the dear old farm.
So preach it up to 'em, parson,
Just lay it out plain 'ml square.
That land flows with milk 'n honey.
And health, 'nd peace are there.
And call back the clerks 'nd runners.
And show 'em the peacelul charm
That waits to cheer and bless them,
On iitbcr's dear old farm.
Deaeest Geuty:
'Doing precisely as I'd be done by,
1 write m tbe greatest burry to tell
you that, unless yoa can prevent it,
your father will be married to a fas
cinating, intriguing kind of cousin of
mine, who is doing all in her power
to mace nim and every one else in
love with her.'
What a scare for nothing !' inter
rupted Jack, 'lie is only in love : I
thought it was all fixed.'
'Wait until you hear more,' sol
emnly replied his sister :
'She is a widow, and fatally, dan
gerously charming. I bate ber, but
am forced to acknowledge this. Ev
ery creature, except me, whom she
looks at likes her. She has light ha
zel eyes, wonderful hair, an exquisite
white skin, and, whether she walks
or eits still, looks up or down, is irre
sistible. Her veiy voice would charm
the bird off the tree. I hate ber be
cause I am jealous of her, and, al
though she purrs over me, will not
be friendly. Very welL I'll coma to
the point I heard vonr father en
treat, beseech her, to marry him. I
usienea : yes, 1 was so base, even
as that eat near a window they
were on tbe piazza. lie told her he'd
settle a million on her, alluded to all
of you, and seemed to think none bat
William would like it.
mere is no ase in my saying
more. Come on in lull lorce. che s
a cowardly little thing has scruples.
l tbiDt yoa tan prevent it.
1 ours with much sympathy,
Nixa Montgomery.'
Mrs. Grant laid the letter gravely
down on tbe library table, gazed at
the three with a questioning glance,
and languidly inhaled tbe perfume of
ber blue violets.
How can father be such a fool V
exclaimed Jack; 'he is seventy years
Poor father 1' said Archie, 'ilow
devoted and kind he was to mamma!
Let him marry if he pleases.'
ion little know wnat yoa are say
ing,' Briekd Uertrode. Let him
marry !' with a sarcastic air. 'The
woman is an artful, designing minx I
Do yoa suppose she'll he content
with her million ? By no manner of
means, bne II never rest until she
has us put out of his bouse, and oat
of his heart, and ont of his wilL
She'll take possession of him. I've
beard too much of rich old fatners
and young stepmothers. Mrs.
Brooks made her husband leave her
every bit of his property, catting off
bis daughters with a shilling. When
the poor man wanted to retract
make a new will or something they
said he had an attack of paralysis in
tbe meantime, and was incapable.
Actually, when he anted to alter it,
with death staring him in the face.
he couldn't ! I feel awfully sorry tor
papa,' added Gerty. 'lie has bad a
very gloomy life, and 11 he were a
younger man but how long could
be live with bis pert young widow r
Threescore years and' ten, the Bible
says, is tbe limit, and he has attained
'I wish William was here,' ex
claimed Archie, 'he'd tell as what to
'He'd tell as just to make the best
of it,' cried Gerty.
'William would let father cnt his
(William's) throat cheerfully if he
were so inclined. lie doatt on papa.
So do we all,' she added with a sigh,
'only we dont want him to be mar
ried. It is undignified, it is prepos
terous!' with rising indignation. 'We
can prevent it Nina says she's cow
ardly ; let as ase oar utmost endeav
ors. I shall start to-day. Harry
telegraph papa to secure rooms for
me ; and, Archie and Jack, yoa come
as soon as I send for yoa. In the
meantime 111 write to William he
is at the White Mountains and III
lay the whole matter before bun. If
he chooses to evade the responsibil
ity, he may; he cannot say that be
has not been warned.'
'Dear papa, I could asot live with
out yoa a moment longer,' whisper
ed Gertrude as ah emerged, faint
with fatigae, from tbe lumbering
coach and kissed the old gentleman
Her maid followed with bags and
'I rather thought you'd meet me
with a carriage at the station,' she
continued, gently reproachfuL
'I am sorry, my dear,' replied Mr.
Lee, witb some embarrassment, 'bat
I had made p a party to go off la
mr Yacht, and. in fact, had to short
en the sail to meet too at all.'
'Dear papa!' ejaculated Gerty,
pressing his arm tender!-.
Mr. Lee looked doubtfally on the
fair little face nestling against bis
shoulder: he was evidently ill at
A look of relief passed orer him
when Mrs. Grant announced her in'
tention of remaining in her room for
the evening and having her tea sent
to her. She summoned, however,
secretly, Miss Nina Montgomery.
'I shall be perfectly frank with
your cousin,' she said to that yonng
lady. 'I mean to write to Mrs. rage
and propose an interview. No skir
mishing. I'll come to the point di
rectly.' That astute yonng person looked
doubtful : 'She is hesitating ; may not
opposition decide her the wrong
'No, it will frighten her: yoa said
she is cowardly. No temporizings
or hesitations for me : I hate master
ly inactivity. I am going for her !
a common txoression,' she remark
ed. .
They were playing croquet on a
very poor croquet ground, with a
large party.
'Mr. Lee whispered Mrs. rage,
'wilryoa walk on the beach after the
gamer I have something to tell yoa.
I hope it is something agreeable '
be replied, disturbed by ber man
'No; it is something verv disagree'
The new moon gleamed uncertain
ly on the water ; delicious salt breez
es blew upon them as they walked up
and down upon the sands.
Mr. Lee, I bave had an interne
with your daughter. Mrs. Grant a
verv unpleasant interview. If I had
made op my mind to be ber step
mother, I think I should retract: as
'What did you say, my dear Mrs.
rage r asked -Mr. jee witn a seren
ity he was far from feeling.
'I said very little. If she had
coaxed, I should have told her how
little she bad to fear.'
'Ah!' in a tone of dismay.
'As she did very much tbe reverse,
I was cold, dignified and non-committal
She was verv disagreeable'
and Mrs. rage wept at tbe remem
brance of ber wrongs 'accused me
of entrapping and intriguing talked
of yonr money' Mrs. Page actually
sobbed 'in short, my dear Mr. Lee,
I tbinkl bad better leave to-morrow
'And if yoa go, what will be the
result, so far as I am concerned ?' be
politely interrogated.
'If 1 go it will greatly inconveni
ence me, and of course my only ob
ject in going will be to end this mat
ter ; Mrs Grant tbe immediate pro
pelling cause.'
An angry gleam shot from Mr.
Lee's eye.
'I'll take care,' he said, 'that you'll
not be annoyed in the fature Airs.
urant shall humbly apologize, and
the most leave, not you.'
Jay aear . sir. Liee, promise me
that yoa will never speak to your
daogbter on the subject I a cause
of discord in your family ! Promise
me ; I insist, I entreat that yoa nev
er allude to me. Promise me, desr
Mr. Lee,' continued the coaxing
'On one condition' Mr. Lee seiz
ed his ddvanuge 'that yoa stay,
and that what Mrs. Grant has said
shall have n effect on your conduct
or decision. I'll take no denial,' he
gently whispered. 'How does our
little negotiation stand at present ? I
am at yonr mercy? yoa are doubtful,
hesitating, bat tbe scales weigh a lit
tle in my favor, do they not 1"
'Oh, no. Indeed 1 have never
thought seriously of marrying yoa, I
only dislike to refuse yoa.'
'That last is an admirable frame ot
mind ; preserve it ;' and, as they had
left the beach and were within hear
ing and observation, the conversation
Archie and Jack appeared the
next day, summoned by an impera
tive telegram from Mrs. Grant.
'Now, boys, yoa mast exert your
selves: I've done all I can.' said their
She is obstinate and odious
would not tell me anything.'
'Perhaps it is all a scare,' exclaim
ed Archie.
Yoa are very much mistaken.
Papa is devoted to ber and icy to
me. l Here's no time to lose. We
are so intimate with the Montgom
erys, yoa can be constantly at the
cottage, and chance will throw op
portunities in yonr way.' i
'Wbose turn will n be to speak
first V cried Archie. 'I'll throw up a
penny ; heads win, tails lose. It's
mine 1' with a glance of despair.
Arcbie clang pertinaciously to
Mrs. Page's side on the piazza, sat
next to her in tbe omnibus which
took them to the bathing beach, walk
ed home with her through tbe shady
lane after the bathing.
bhe was delighted with the gay
young fellow.
At length she showed a little clew:
'Mrs. Page, we are all very much
afraid yoa are going to marry papa.'
Would yon not like me for a step
mother V and She smiled delicionsly
at him.
His tender heart melted:
'Like yoa ! who coald help liking
yoa? Bat and he hesitated 'we
don't want a step mother : step-moth
ers are decidedly In the way.'
An involuntary smile appeared on
Mrs, Page's face ; then she sighed.
Tbe good-hearted fellow felt com
punction as be beard the sigh. 'Hang
it !' he burst forth, 'Gerty set me at
yoa. She expects me to be disagree
able, bat who coald fight a dove ? It
will be dangerous to marry papa; we
shall be in love with oar step-mother.'
'Jack,' he cried to his brother a few
momenta after, I made a perfect mess
of it began to flatter and all that
She's an angel !'
'She is detestable !' returned Jack:
'I bate yonr parriog, coaxing women.
She shall bave a piece of my mind, I
eaa tell yoa.'
Mrs. Page appeared to have a com
prehension of danger, for she avoided
jack Lee skillfully for two entire
lie shot Seres glances toward her
t every dinner table, glared at ber
from under his bushy . eyebrows
tbe ball room, and wnen soe came
up dripping from her hath she coald
scarcely pass him, his sarcastic eyes
were so overpowering.!
She avoided the piasza, sad on the
third day bad bidden tterself with
book behind a rock, when, bristling
and pugnacious, he appeared : Par
don my intrusion, bat I am exceed
ingly desirous of seeing yoa, and
' She bowed stiffly. ' . . .
'Mrs. Page, we have been told ot
my father's proposal, sxtd that yoa
think of accepting hinv The idea is
very disagreeable to all of us to all
of us,' he repeated firmly : 'In fact.
we can scarcely think veil of yoa. It
puts yoa in a most conspicuous, real.
ly odious light' 1
Mrs. Page did not look dove-like
at this moment ; her light brown eyes
Hashed indignantly at lim.
'There is bat one object in marry
ing my father,' he renamed after i
moments pause : 'It is A transaction
common enough in Mohammedan
countries. Yoa are porcbaeed with
a million of dollars ; I think that was
the sum mentioned ?'
Her lip quivered like a
dignation and tears strove . for the
mastery, but cry she would not ; be
never should have that satisfaction.
'Mr. Lee,' she exclaimed, 'I don't
Know wbat you think of your con
duct ; think it is cowardly, dastard
ly. Yoa are afraid of remonstrating
with your father, bat yoa hurl cruel,
insulting words at me. a poor, de
tenseiess woman, l admire yonr
lather, l am even lond of him, bat 1
was very far from consenting to mar
ry him. Now I think I will What
his entreaties could not effect, your
insolence has.' She arose, and with
a Juno-like air swept away.
t tu, Brute V exclaimed Mr. Lee
senior to his son William, who had
walked from tbe station, and was
registering his arrrral in the book in
the office.
'Not at all, my deat. father ;' and
he took his father's arm and led bim
I only came to see that you had
fair play. Marry whom yoa please
and as yoa please. Bat what is that
lady's name ?' . .
'she is a Mrs. I agem widow.'
'Ah !' exclaimed William, and his
cordiality to a degree vanished.
Let me introduce yoa,' said
li is
No, I am dusty and tired ;
make my own way. They say
is staying with the Montgomerys.
Mrs. 1 age began to be very weary
with all tbeso complications. She
felt hemmed in, beleaguered, by the
Lees, and was taking a brisk morn
ing walk on a dusty highway toward
a neighboring town, la hones to es
cape them for a time. I ,
Some one, however Iras in swift
pursuit ; she felt that was a Lee.
The foot-Bteps gained 9on her.
Alice !' exclaimed) nil melodious
voice ; and llliam 1 seized both
her hands. 'Alice, is It really yoa ?'
Mrs. Page trembled and grew very
He placed her on large stone
which stood conveniently near, and
sat down beside her.
'Alice, where were yoa ? I travel
ed over Europe in search of yoa.
Will yoa forgive me, my darling, my
suspicions, my anger, my absurd jeal
ousy ?'
Mrs. Page closed her eyes and the
tears rolled down her cheeks.
At this juncture Mr. Lee, senior,
breathless with his chase after her,
came op. He felt that this was a
scene, and waited for explanations.
'My dearest father,' exclaimed Wil
liam, rising, and seizing his arm,
'she loves both of as, bat she promis
ed to marry me first 1 am sorry,'
he continued ruefully.
'Dear Mr. Lee,' said Mrs. Page,
seizing his other arm, 'yoa are so
like him your bearing, your smiles,
your tones really, if 1 could not
have married William I mast have
married yoa.'
A cloud passed for a moment over
Mr. Lee'6 tace, but during his seven
ty years, whenever there were heroic,
unselfish qualities to be displayed, be
was never wanting.
'My dear,' he said in that pleasant
voice so like his son's, turning with
kindly courtesy toward her 'my
dear, it is best as it is more natur
al, more appropriate.'
A Queer Robbery.
The Evangelist tells the story cf a
man who, returning home rather late
at night while it was snowing, felt
for his watch to see the time, bnt it
was gone. It flashed over him in an
instant that only three minates before
a man had passed him who rubbed
against him. It was bat the work of
a moment to give chase, and lifting
his umbrella he demanded his watch
or vengeance. The watch was hand
ed over by the terrified traveler, and
the good citizen went home in a very
complacent mood, congratulating him
self on his good lock and courage.
At the breakfast table tbe next morn
ing his wife read the story of the
robbing of a man, only a few streets
away, of a valuable gold watch and
chain. It was a most daring affair,
the robber lifting an enormous club
and threatening all sorts of things.
"That U singular," said the bos
band, "for I was robbed of my watch
near that place, and ran after tbe vil
lain and recovered it"
"Are yoa sure, dear ?" .
"Why, yoa left yonr watch at home
yesterday when yoa went ont, and I
saw a strange one one th bureau
this morning. Can it be that you
have committed robbery ?"
So it turned oat
A Sunday-school teacher in this
town has a boy in ber class who has
not failed in his penny contribution
for more than a year, and when be
was fonnd empty-handed last Sunday,
tbe teacher observed : "Why, John
ny, did yoa forget your penny to
day ?" "No, ma'am," he humbly re
plied, "bat father says the Wabash
road will do this town more good
than any fourteen Sunday-school and
I'm going to chuck my coppers into
that enterprise for theneztfew week."
"Won't the heathen miss your pen
nies ?" she queried. "I 'spoae they
will, but we've all got to come right
down or tbis town is busted."
The "nark Hr-' mt IftSO.
Now yoa may know who the
"dark horse" is in the coming politic
al campaign. He entered a Grand
Biver avenue saloon yesterday, and
removing bis coat, hat and collar he
confidentially asked for a private
word with tbe proprietor.
"Nopody iah here you can spoke
away," was the reply, as tbe beer sel
ler lazily rinsed a glass.
"Are yoa aware," whispered the
stranger, as he pat his nose almost
into tbe other's face, "that this coun
try is on the eve of another etupend
ous political straggle ?"
"Do yoa mean about dis hot ved-
der ?"
"i o, sir : I mean that we are
soon to elect another President, and
that tbe campaign will be tbe hottest
ever known in the political history of
this world, and you may draw me a
glass of beer."
" V hell, I doan' know much of poll
ticks," said the other, and making no
move to fill tbe glass.
"That's it that's the key note!"
chuckled the old man as he slapped
him on the back. "The kind of men
to go into the next Cabinet are men
who have never been mixed up in
politics. I'm mighty glad I came in
here, and you may draw me a glass
of beer."
"Are yoa some bolitfcian ?" quiet
ly asked tbe ealooniBt after a pause,
and paying no attention to the re
quest for beer.
Ah I Lower yoa voice a little I
Yes, I'm in politics. I'm the wicked
est wire-puller in this world. I'm the
greatest convention-packer on land or
sea. l get in more work at the pons
than any twenty men you ever saw.
and yoa may draw me a glass of
"Who shall be der next President?"
carelessly inquired tbe other, as he
Bat down on the head of tbe beer
The stranger tip-toed to the door,
closed and locked it, and then re
turning to his former position whis
pered :
"Take a good square look at me !
Yoa now behold the next President
of tbe United States of America,
and yoa may draw me a glass of
"Yoa doan' look like some Bre3i-
dents," observed the kind saloonist,
as be gave tbe old man a looking
"Sh ! Don't give me away ! Yoa
see I'm from the masses. I'm the
dark horse, canteriog along in the un
derbrush. The people demand a rep
resentative of toil. That's me ; they
want honesty and integrity. That's
me again. They want a man who
knows a hay-stack from a stonequarry
who can economize who can't be
corrupted who has pride enough for
the position, and yet not ashamed to
ride to a funeral in a one horse wag
on all of which is me several times
over, and you may draw me a glass
of beer."
"Vba party h all yow - for you ?"
asked the beer man, after a minute of
deep thought
"Ah! Lurekal Excelsior! fcelabl
hat's the key-note again! When
the hour is ripe I step between the
two great parties, mash both and
form a third party on the ruins,
and you may draw me a glass of
Well, I shan't carry some torch
light procession on der street"
Of course you won't . 1 on keep
behind the currant bashes, say noth
ing, and when the time arrives you
will be offered tbe position ol secreta
ry of War, and yoa may draw me a
glass of beer."
"My peer ish all gone."
"Very welL Then my appoint
ments are all gone ; yonr name will
not be selected for the next Secretary
of War!"
The old man began putting on his
things in a very decided way, and
hen ready to go out turned and
said :
"I am naturally kind hearted and
forgiving, and III give yoa one more
chance. No beer, no Cabinet position
under tbe reign of the dark horse of
The saloonist shook his head.
"That settles it ! A year hence you
might offer me a dozen glasses of
beer, and I would not even appoint
yoa Postmaster-General ! Good-day,
sir I"
After the old man had been gone a
minute or so, the saloonist ran to the
door, called to him and waved his
hand, but tbe tide of fortune had pas
sed. The dark horse shook his bead
in a determined manner, and called
back :
"You've h anted up some beer with
a fly in it, but it's too late too late !"
Free Press.
Act r
How few persons there are whose
lives are governed entirely from prin
ciple rather than inclination. Even
those of us wbo may be endeavoring
to live for high purposes, come far
short of our aspirations ; alas ! how
very far short How often we find
onr convictions of right and duty
questioning if it might not be as well
for us to yield to (inclination, ust for
the time, promising our disturoed
consciences that we will make up for
the present indulgence by more vig
orous sell-denial and strict attention
to duty.
V ain, fallacious reasoning of a
weak nature! We can never make up
for one neglected opportunity, one
misspent hour, one wrong selfish act
Once past, tbe opportunity unimprov
ed, the boar wasted, the act commit
ted, it is beyond oar reach to recall.
except tin thoughts of regret We
may atone for it, but we can never
change the past Alas 1 how painful
ly we are aware of this fact Then
should we all endeavor the more
earnestly to make our lives embodl
ments of principle ; for we all know
that, after all,! tbe path of dot;
though sometime rugged, is not
without sweet pleasures ; and let us
never follow our inclinations, if they
would lead us away from right Then
shall we be permitted at the last to
look back upon our lives with satis
faction, feeling that we bave "done
what we could." and that our Father
regards us with, approval.
Women's rights are the mates to
women's lefts.
MB, NASBY deplores the COSELICT
CoxFEDitiT X Roads.
(Wich is in the State uv Kentucky,
July za,
I am disgusted and dishartened.
Everything under heaven seems to
work agin the Democracy, and make
a continyood success impossible. We
succeeded in electia a Dimocratic
Congris, the people hevin tired uv
Bepoblikin rool, and it did seem to
me that there wuz natbin in the way
uv a continyooance thereof, for an
indefinit period. I looked confidently
forerd to the Postomce at th Cor
ners, and rely expectid that I hood
end my days holdin that Commishun
and specdin the salary pleasantly
and cheerfully at Bascom's.
In tbe fuBt place we wuz shoor
that Sherman's resampshen wood
cause widespred disaster, wich the
people wood charge to the akjunt uv
tbe Kepabhkin party, and wood bring
the Nashnels over to us, yoonitin both
parties agin the common foe, and
that after that everything wood be
plain sailin. We coald sweep the
hole kentry like a tornader, leevin
nary greea-spot uv tbe Radikels be
hind" us.
But somehow it didn't work.
Shermsn resoomed the fust uv Jan-
ooary without the slitest trubble, and
the kentry, insted uv gin to everlast
in rooin, went on prosperia at a fast
er rate than evr.
To our horror, failyoors begun to
grow lesser and lesser, and when I
went to Looisviile and intervewed
the merchants and manufacturers,
and they all told me that biznis wuz
better than it bed bin for yeers, and
that it wuz constantly increesin, and
increesin too in a healthy way, and
that they wuz a payin their hands
promptly, and that tbe bands wuz a
gittia on fast rate, and wuz comforta
ble, then my hart sunk within my
buzzum, and I went home disharten
ed and discurridged. . .
Bascom is more uv a lloman than
I am. Tbis wuz early iu the season,
and when I wuz weepin over the
prosperity uv the keatry, he remark
ed: "Brace up, Parson, there is yit
hope for the Dimocrisy. The crops
may yit fail, and rooiu 'may yit en-
Them words give me hope and I
watched the crop reports with in
tense anxiety, and I daily sighed
ike Jeremiah, the great lamenter !
Ob, that tbe frost would stake the
corn ia the blade, and the cowcumber
on the vine!
Oh ! that tbe fruit would perish in
the bud, and tbe scab wood git among
the sheep !
Ob ! that the marram and tbe horn
ail wood rage among tbe kine!
Ob, that tbe glanders wood spred
among the bosses and cat them down
by the thousand, yea, by the ten
Oh, that tbe cholera . wood revel
among tbe hogs, and destroy them
all, from the mature sow to tbe ten
der and succulent suckling.
Ob, that the rot would destroy the
potato, and the cat-worm the tender
Then wood the people be distress,
and they wood charge it up to the
account of John Sherman, reaump
shun and the Republikin party, and
we shood elect Tilden and Keform
in 1880, and I shood enjoy my Post-
All uv these wood it take, and
more to enshoor a triumph for the
I waited for these in vain. Nacber
favors tbe Republikin party. There
wuz no cut-worm, no frost, no hog-
cholera, no murrain, no natbin. I
hed some hope wunst, when I beard
the weevil and Hessian fly hed ap
peared in the wheat in Illinois, but
my sole sunk when the report wuz
pronounced unfounded.
The wheat ia averagin 30 bushels
to the akre, and it is sellin for a dol-
ar or thereabouts, and the money
paid for it is good, and the farmer is
What good does it do for me to go
about howlin about hard times to a
farmer with 30 bushels to the akre in
his barns ?
Wbat good is it to howl about bad
money, when the farmer kin bev gold
and silver, ef he wants it, jist the
same ez paper money ?
Wat s the yoose uv talkin abont a
change of polisy when the people is
all on a broad grin ?
I bev only one more hope. There
are seckBhuns where corn is the prin
cipal crop, and corn may yit be dis.
A early frost in Southern Indiana
might do us some good, bat after tbe
disappointment with the wheat I hev
bat faint hopes uv that Bat ef there
cood be a frost that wood kill the en
tire crop, and thus put op the price
uv whisky, and side pork, it wood
enrage that seckshun and wood en
shoor that State for Tilden and Re
Bat I hev no hope uv enything. I
am so yoost to disappointment that I
shood be surprised at any sich streek
nv lack.
It don't do no good for me to lean
agin a lamp-post and sware that work
can't be had in consekence uv John
Sherman's reconstrackshen, for Joe
Bigler jeers and asks when I ever did
put in a stroke uv work anyhow ?
And wunst when I wuz declaimin
agin the scarcity nv labor, be pat me
down by offerin me a dollar and ahaf
a day to go out and boe corn on a
farm he hex, for which he coodent
git labor enuff.
To give us any hope uv success we
must bev bard times, in ded earnist,
and reel distress, and uv that 1 see
no hope.
Nacher is agin us, and who kin
fight agin nacher ?
Distressed Finanseer.
A man intruded into an Irishman's
shanty some time ago. "What do
you want ?" asked Pat "Nothing,"
was the visitor's reply. "Then yoa
will find it in the jag where the whis
ky was.
Better to think and not say than
say and not think.
WHOLE NO. 1467.
rare af the Eyes.
The sight in most persons begins
to fail from forty to fifty years of age,
as Is evidenced by an instinctive pre
ference for large print Says tbe Sci
entific American:
"Favor the failing sight as much as
possible. Looking into a bright Ere,
especially a coal fire, is very injurious
to the eyes, as they are obliged to
make great exertion. Reading or
sewing by a side light injures the
eyes, as both should be exposed to
an equal degree of light The reason
is, the sympathy between tbe eyes is
so great that if the pupil of one is di
lated by being kept partially in the
shade, tbe one that 13 most exposed
cannot contract itself sufficiently for
protection, and will ultimately be in
jured. Those who wish to preserve
their sight should observe tbe follow
ing rules, and preserve their general
health by correct habit :
I. By sitting in such a position as
will allow the light to fall obliquely
over tbe shoulder upon the page or
2. By not using tbe eyes for such
purposes by any artificial light
3. By avoiding the special use of
the eyes in the morning before break
fast 1. By resting them for half a min
ute or so while reading or sewing
or looking at small objects ; by look
ing at things at a distance, or up to
the sky, relief isjlmmediately felt
5. N ever pick any collected matter
from tbe eyelashes or corners of the
eyes with the finger nails; rather
moisten it with the saliva and rub it
away with the boll of the finger.
6. Frequently pass tbe ball of the
finger over the closed eyelids towards
the nose ; this carries off an excess of
water into the noce itself by means of
the little canal which leads into the
nostrils from each inner corner of the
eyes, this canal having a tendency to
close op in consequence of the slight
inflammation which attends weakness
of the eyes.
7. Keep the feet always dry and
warm, so as to draw any excess of
blood from tbe other end of the body.
8. Use eyeglasses at first carried in
the vest pocket attached to a guard,
for they are instantly adjusted to the
eye with very little trouble, whereas,
if common spectacles are used such a
process is required to get them ready
that to save trouble the eyes are often
strained to answer a purpose.
9. Wash the eyes abundantly every
morning. If cold water '.a used let A
be flapped against the closed eyes
with tbe fingers, not striking bard
against tbe balls of the eyes.
10. The moment the ejt s feel tired,
tbe very moment yoa aru conscious
of an effort to read or sew, lay aside
the book or needle, and take a walk
of an hoar, or employ yourself in some
active exercise not requiring the close
use of the eyes."
Satare'a Aaaratbetle.
Several evenings Bince I was at
tacked with a severe dental neural
gia. After resorting to friction, cold
and hot applications, etc., without
obtaining any relief, 1 lay in bed
trusting that Bleep might come and
give me respite. Still tbe excrucia
ting pain continued, and while I was
suffering tbe "tortures of the doable
damned," undecided whether to
arouse some tired druggist for a bot
tle of chloroform or chop my head off
(with a decided preference, however,
for tbe chloroform), I suddenly be
thought me of what I had read on an
anxstbetic which we always carry
with ub. Thereupon I began to in
flate my lungs to their utmost capaci
ty, and then forcibly blew out all tbe
air I could. Immediately tbe pain
began to lessen, and after a few rep
ititions of the process it had entirely
ceased, being displaced by a delight
ful tickling sensation in the gims,
and furthermore I know not, for in
less time than it takes to tell it I was
sound asleep, awakening in the morn
ing delightfully refreshed and with
out a symptom of any ailment left
Louisville Medical Aetcs.
lie Avoided tfesAageartsee.
The Boston Transcript says :
"An incomplete idea is apt to be
false idea ; it is necessary to take the
whole in order to make it valuable,
Caaseur remembers a good country
parson who preached a series of ser
mons on practical morality, and very
interesting and instructive they were.
A lad in the village who had heard
only one of them was coming out of
an orchard one day, his pockets bulg
ing witb stolen fruit He met the
parson, who noticed bis efforts to con
ceal the evidences of hia guilt
"Have you been stealing apples ?"
asked the minister.
"Yes, sir," answered the bov,
"And yoa are trying to hide them
from me," continued the good old
"Yes, sir " said the culprit and
then added, his face brightening op.
'yoa said last Sunday that we must
avoid the appearance of eviL"
VtblaplBgaaei tbe Wbeeatlag-Ceagb.
A new use of the rod one which
Solomon never dreamed of is said
to be common in Austria. Some old
fashioned people complain that tbe
rod has fallen into neglect, and that
the reins of authority have passed
from the parents to the children.
For sock grumblers Austria is a good
place to emigrate to, for whipping is
the regime even for whooping
Physicians pronounced this uncom
fortable disease to be chiefly of nerv
ous origin and under the control of
the will They maintain, therefore,
that punishment is the best medicine,
for a good whipping rouses the child
to a vigorous exercise of will which
suppresses the cough.
It is certainly a curious theory, but
held with tenacity by tbe Austrian
physicians. Tbey may be popular
among children in their own conntry,
but tbey would be in danger of falling
victims to mob law here. Children
claim pity and petting when passing
through this disease, and tbe thought
of a whipping instead woold lead to
revolts in the nursery. Tbe Austrian
remedy may be scientific, bat it is not
likely to gain favor on this side of the
water lottiA'j Companion.
I he rrebleaa ef Ieeerae.
A writer in the Sunday Aflenwon
discussing the increase of intemper
ance, and seeking about for a plausi
ble theory to account for it, says :
As long as the American people
consume such quantities of stimulat
ing and highly-seasoned food as they
do, they will want to imbibe stimu
lating drinks. Stimulating food and
stimulating drinks necessarily go to
gether. The ooe Is the concomitant
on the other. Many a man wbo sea.
sons his dinner liberally with the con
tents of the castor excites in hia sys
tem a thirst for something stronger
than cold water. Not that cold wa
ter would not be the best thing with
which to extinguish the fire he has
kindled within the vital domain by
the use of such hot, stimulating con
diments, but that is too insipid. Hav
ing partaken of soch highly seasoned
food he craves a drink equally stimu
lating. Inebriates the world over are great
consumers of flesh meat, and they
also make excessive use of condi
ments. Our attention was first di
rected to this fact in visiting at ine
briate asylums and sanitariums for
the cure of the intemperate, where
were congregated largo numbers of
them; and eating at the same table
with them for days, and ia one case
for several weeks, this feature was so
striking and so universal that it forc
ed itself upon our attention. And
no one, we think, in the same circum
stances, could fail to notice it W e
have always observed that the in
mates of these institutions were, most
of them, hearty eaters, especially of
animal food. Beef, too, was prefer
red to mutton and other kinds, as be
ing the most stimulating kind of ani
mal food. And this was usually sea
soned liberally with mustard. Pep
per was used abundantly with almost
everything else.
At the .New X or k btate inebriate
asylum when Dr. Day was superin
tendent, he felt compelled to banisn
Worcestershire sauce wholly from
the table, owing to the extravagant
ase that was made of it And dar
ing the incumbency of Dr. Dodge,
his successor, the cayenne was re
moved from the castor for the same
Kapldlty ef Tiaae.
Swiftly glide our years. They fol
low each other like the waves of the
ocean. Memory calls op the persons
we once knew the scenes in which
we once were actors. They appear
before the mind like tbe phantoms of
a night vision. Behold, the boy, re
joicing in tbe gayety of his son! ! The
wheels of Time cannot move too rap
idly for him. The light of hope dances
in bis eyes; the smile of expectation
plays upon hia lips. He looks forward
to long years of joy to come ; his
spirit burns within him when he
beara of great men and mignty aeeaj;
he wants to be a man ; he lougs to
mount the bill of ambition, to tread
tbe path cf honor to hear the shout
of applause. Look at him again.
He is now in the meridian oi me ;
care haa stamped its wrinkles tpon
his brow ; disappointment has dim
med the lustre of his eye; Borrow hs
thrown its gloom upon hia counte
nance. He looks back upon the wak
ing dreams of hia youth, and sighs
for their futility. Each revolving
year seems to diminisn something
from bia stock of bappinesa, apd ais-
covers that the seasons of yonth,
when the pulse of anticipation beats
high, is the only season of enjoyment
W bo ia he or aged locks: 11 is rorra
is bent, and totters; hia footsteps
move more rapidly towarda the tomb.
He looks back upon the past ; hia
davs appear to have been few ; the
magnificence of the great is to him
vanity ; the hilarity or youth, folly ;
he considers how soon the gloom of
death most overshadow the one and
disappoint the other. The world
presents little to attract and nothing
to delight him. A few years of in
firmity, inanity ar.d pain must con-
sigh bim to idiocy or the grave.
i et this was tbe gay, tbe generous,
the high souled boy who beheld the
ascending path of life strewn with
flowers without a thorn. Such is
hnman life ; but such cannot be the
ultimate destinies of man.
A Sarraw Eeeape.
As it ia well known the law some
times murders by means of circum
stantial evidence.
One evening a young man went to
see a play. Taken with a fit of cough
ing, he left the theatre. As he strode
along two young men came rushing
down the street, one of them drop
ping a gold watch and chain, which
the yonng man picked up, and then
went after the loser, running into the
arms of a policeman, who marched
him eff to the station to explain mat
ters. Presently a messenger arrived in
hot haste, saying the thief was want
ed at a central hotel The unfortun
ate prisoner was taken there and
brought face to face with a man ly
ing on a lounge covered with blood.
"Is this the man who stabbed
you 7" asked the officer.
"It is," said the poor fellow, fall
ing back, never to speak again.
The innocent young man was tried
for murder, found guilty, and senten
ced to be hanged ; and hanged he
would have been, if, a fortnight be
fore the day fixed for his execution, a
prisoner in Sing Sing bad not con
fessed on his death bed that he had
robbed the man of his watch, then
bad stabbed him, and ran off, after
ward dropping the watch as he ran.
A rilrtatlea im m Theatre.
Scene, a Theatre. Seated in the
orchestra a lady and gentleman ; the
former much enamored of the latter,
in fact, desirous of winning him. The
lady, however, has flirting tendencies,
and indulges them with a handsome
party in the circle. Tbe escort is not
unobservant of this little by-play,
and finally asks smilingly, "Do you
know that gentleman with whom you
are flirting?"
An embarrassed negative is the re
ply. "Then excuse me a moment"
The escort immediately crosses the
theatre, and puts a similar question
to the other conspirator, "sir, are you
acquainted with the lady at whom
you bave been smiling this last half
hour 7"
"Would yoa like to be?" pleas
antly. Very much surprised, replied "cer
tainly." "Then come with me."
A moment later the escort intro
duces the not altogether comfortable
pair. Then the mild expression
leaves the insulted gentleman's face,
and he says sternly:
"Now, sir, you may accompany
this lady home."
With a bow he takes his Ieave.and
the woman who leves him never
beara his voice again.
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