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KIM MEL, ATTOUSfcY-AT-LAW, Smt rrcl, T. .1 ,." ati-n l to all ulnM Mitrn1 to M care .,irrfl all.i a II .lllll ronnuCT wnn i'mhucv juici on Main Crow ftrttt. i Tu !' L. C. COlJioRN. ! . ATIXIKNEYS AT LAW. fill be ''f:-! iun':aal!'r atwnilod to. rr, t-la KiT Block. Vpaialm. J' IS II. UHL, ilTI'KMtY-ATLAW, SuDienwt, Pa r. i.-.iiih atlndtoall t.oslueM cntrnrlrd t ji H..nr a.irnncedoB-follectiuiia, he. Ot- I.- ATTCiKKEV-AT LAW, Sooieriiet Pa., -:.n.i: lonlurMi fDtromiM to try care at : it. with i.ruu-jitnw and nJrllty. IV HP. ILL. BAKU. VF.P..t RAEU. r, ) ATTUKNKYS ATLAW, ' isomeram, ra., r,n in Somriie ad adiotnineooii'KioR ;i.uniwtnitelto mem wiU i miuitly it T1L1.1AM H. KOOSTZ. ATTt)KSEY-AT-LAW, km,;rct, Pa., ffil! rfrt uniDt attrtitton to bariwae mtrein ! to ti. rare In ini-nK't and adjoining; omntMa. 1 - la Printing H"DU)e Kow. 1 1 '! IX Ii. SCOTT, J ArroKNEY-ATLAW. Soiuenet, Pa. uSit Ui-hO-.n Honre. Mrnsinwentrrt li s tare auet.ltt 10 ilh lironilitntfi) and ames l. prnii. a TTl lUX EY-AT LAW. Somerset. Pa. (.. Mammoita Block, up etalra. Entrance. Iin On, atreet. tlolieetioiit maoe eflai : XL UUrn examined, ana au isru bu"m ::etnl u. viih prumpineat and bdelit;. L AKUKM. HICKS JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Somerset, Ptnn'a. H E1M VKLI. H.S. KIMME1.L. E. M. KIMMELL & SON ;n.lcr their iirntewlonal aervice to the eltl- j S .merel and TK inny. i' J''" nnUe hrm can at all?iniea. onleMlirolewl.m i Bier4. I iMon"! at their othoe, oa Main w. oi the Uimmood. !L.T. K. MILLEK lias prmia- onlU l.icated in Berlin for the practice ot nch-wicm. Ulhee uput'. Charle Kriflng Buit apr.2i-Tlt i), i? If P.niTP. 1KKT1 fi-ndirs hlf IT.ifwi.ioalfrvtceatotne cinen r- ".n.i viciniiy. t'lhce Id residence on mam '.!t. ol Ihe Diamwd. D A.C. MILLER. PHYSICIAN kSt'ROEOX, Ei rrro.Ted to Sooth Bend. Indiana, whre he r ptmlted by letter or otborwl. Dr.. john r.iLie DENTIST. 0S-.aii.we Henry Heffley'i ftore,?!aln Crr lt, Sxnrnct, Pa. D1:. WILLIAM COLLINS, I)LXI1ST, SOMERSET. PA. ra-wtn Mammoth Blnek. above Boyd'i Irn Vhi !,-t he can at all time be fun4 prepar !odI1 kim'e w.irk, mch a nllinit reuu :nr rvirerine fcc Artificial tethot all ktnda. ifthe 1ji material inserted. Operation rrred. pFASJON AGENCY. J.. P Kwtltf er ot Sand Patch. Somcmet connty. h. Jonlce ol the Peace, enrv. y-ir and claim wot will pMinpi.lT collect all Bounty and Pen icllii ertru'ted to hire Perim wiahti v. u.i-rmai.n .ill addrew Mm at the almvc MM t""w eucloeitia; discharge and poataci1 fail,,! reply. AUCTIONEER. lUlTlKj) ueedlng ny ecrvtee on Real or Per 1 ftste. or arv-ihinarta hedted o at ailt and I will anve eatire atltactloa ii: Mirrt i.y UiAil pr,Hnrt ly attended to. W. A.C'KINTZ, I, ill. Continence, Pa. QIAMONI) HOTEL, HTOYSTOWN. I'KNN'A. TK ("I'Ulur and well known hooe baa lately "lUutvuaiiiy and eewly rehtted with all new t:tti lurt'tture, which ha made It a very wirate mo)..rK place for the trauellna publir ka 'ai4e aoc rou a cannot be rurpawen, all be '""meUH. with a large pubiie hall attached k the an Alw tar ire and rwmy atabllnc ' claw bnardii'i can lie had at the loweft je "l-irV, l y the week, day or wteal. SAMCELCT'STER. Pror.. fc.E. Cor. lllaixKmd Stoyaww ,Pa fURE FERMENTED WINE, FOR SALE IA. J. Wheerat A. J. Caattieer It Ocl fieret. J-a., or at h . , GROVE FARM f' north o $.nmt, the place of mi rf. Tu Mluwn.K la a bet vf Uta kind ana kinda u CRAPE, BLACKBERRY, CHERRY CURRANT, M-DERBERRY, VYILO-CKERRY AND CIDER WINE. T'beaaM UKiaaaUty to Mil perrliaw r. prpu. ; a pure bim. vmtu kar molkcaJ and aacra I a beTtraice oy liioet EKK. IU a 4j at. home aallj Me t VJy ,tat i xr. Addreen Tal l Jlaine. 1 tie I VOL, XXX. NO. 29. il.ii, irsiu. PiXMiM.OririiH.nss, a a c . o c F o LYDiA E. F!r,KHAM'3 71 run? -rtittrfly the wcrt f.it-ju T -ma wn 1. :i. l'all:njr end iHxplnreirntd. tu:! the mnstt'rct Pr-i.i::l VTtncw, asu ii umicia:7 t!a;4id to tLm It -feJl (IwJtt cnJ FxrMjtt:mnr fry-m th nt-irn In on fr.'y rtapcof dt-Tf fciiJiHnit, The ttt;eiij't-omr;-crnn. UumorlJCJiR t ltwknl Trr7s;n-fl.l) l.y IN cm. it it'iuoTi faintiHM, flatiili-iiry, flci.tmyNaU riuTii:; f..rrt:mUnt. find rclirrr wrsknm of thr rt-ttnw ! It rorrn rinfitlne, Ueadarheii, Xoriroua l'rotTt:T", Tliat fy!inf of fcfarlac down. rsufr.ff r. r'r' ' t ttad brkjiciic, la cJwajni iennajiciiti.T cuml 1 jr u '- t will at alltimeaaiid under nil c:niim-arrc r .-t Ir Jiaruinny with the laws that uorpm tli-r fpnir.I-orrRt- rr I'crthcct!"eoC Kidney CoraplBint ct either aci Cii :.ipot:ntl Is urvnirpawn!. Lvri n iTkiiAM vixrTAir c-ctt 1WD; Tjvired t t3 and ia t-t..-n ire-;:, Lrai,?lR. IM.-fi. SIxlttlrfcforl. Beiitlynyi.l lothrfm i of pilli, alra I n th tarm of loccaTu, ca rrcci'.-t ;ice, 91 ficrbox foro.ther. lira. TaLM-a:-! f. 't - --?r3l! Ict.rri of in-tiiry. Send or ia:;4 let. .JrvTj &i boR. JfcRtKMi this Ibper. yc -iVj fiin-iM bo without LYHA c ri:r".m UV)U I iTXi. Tt raw eift!-astton. t.:..- FOR PAI.tt FY C. N. BOYD, DRrGfilST. Somerset, I. pUIJL LIC SALE r V.tl.l ABLE REAL ENTATE. By virtue ol tlie authori'v fciven to the under ulirnel ty the lsM will and lciament of John H"Uoher. Uleof IHiildlecreek townhl. SumcrMt c.juniy, I'a., dtM'd , I will e&ji.e lo Mile by public outcry, oii me iireiniaea, im Tlturxdaij December i'MIi, 1SS1, at 1 o'rl.xk p m of pal.l day. the real estate of the l John Kouciicr. deed. ounriintiiK of a valuable Lino. !! iteneir New Lexington, in MiJdiecreek t'wn.iti, "Sim.-rHt county. Pa., adjoining: lands ol M. M. Snyder. R. s. McMillen i Bro.. Henry Hctitijk!iip iN itrirk Trlmiey, J. B. tMcbheld and Hech'cr ro'hera. containin 2u2 acrea, more or Irw. alK.ut Hi acrrt clear, 3W acrea In meadow. There it a LEGE TlbO-STOET ES1CI ECUSE ! anl a LE(;E rBAME E.15K BABN t and other nutbulMlnira on the premtMa; alufl. a (rood a ide orchard and a Taiiety of other trait trei-ii. trj-pen, iTnamenial trees. fc.e. The proper ty l all tn rood condition, well Icnced, and nnder Hoed cultivation. TERMS : One-third tn ti.tnii. one-third to remain a Ilea ea the lan.t. tlie Intercut thereon to he paid annuallT Ui the widow ot deoeaxed darins ber lltctlme, and k!;. r her :cath the i rinci al to be paid to the hMrff ot the neceaWHl. and the balance In three 4l uriruil .iu n wi Jioul Intereet Poaeea. fOiu w 11 lie riven "n the lt ot April. 1W2 when 'be deed will lie delivered and jndirment ante, ta ken bir the deterre't (layuienis. Ten per eent. ol l.urcliase money to lc paid dtiwn on da. ol sale. C.B. A1UOHE. r,. 11 Executor. OLDEST AND BEST FAMILY NEWSPAPER. The Ntw Yobk Obskrv hai now the Iarrert clrcalstttou ol itt clan. It in UNDENOMINATIONAL, UNSECTARIAN, EVANCELICAL, and NATIONAL, It will enter its SIXTIETH YEAR with a .heel four timec the alie of lt first luue, tul' of F reltcn and Itomeetienews; with vlfroroui tlltonala apoa mattera uf reli(rl i and eecular intertiit; with carelully edited IiepartmenU for ( 'till'lreo. Sabbat ti School Tecbeni. Parmere and Kusineaa Men: witbeticbt aattve tilltora. an nn-nvli-1 ta!l ol Forelan t;orre8.ndenu awl paid M'riteri and Cooutbaiori la ercrr part af the Couutry. NEW BOOK Irerueus " Letters I With Steel Portrait of the Author, l sriven toaae one acn11n a a ban Jkir New - bScitti and Mil l..r iu cmiug jear. SPKCIMES COPIES Fit EE. Address: SEW YOKK onSEKTKR, novoa Jtcw Tarn. SOMERSET COUNTY BANK ! ESTABLISH ED 1S77.) CHARLES J. HARRISON, CASHIER AHD MANAGER. iolleeiin made In all parti of the I'nitod Statea. CHARGES MODERATE. Punlcf wlfMnt: toU'tid money Wert can be ae- c'miiiidated by dralt va New York In any mm. dlc ton maoe with pr mptnesa. 1.8. Boadl Ik.uabt and atdd Moi.ey ana vaiuaoie aeeurea byoneol lilel'dd'i celebrated falea, with a tar- pi ct k. 1 le e.i v uv ume inca ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. J-AU Ifjral holidayf observed.- dec7 WALTER ANDERSON, COB. WOOD ST. AKD E1ITH AVEHUE, A N0. 226 LIBERTY STREET PITTSBURGH, febia - - 10. a'cea. la Btra . nn JLEBnts for Fire aiiii Life IiisflrancB, JOHN HICKS; & SON, SOMERSET. IA.. And Real Estate Brokers. ESTABLISHED 18ftO. Pertor.1 who deflr. to aolL Imt or txebaoae pronerty. or rent will Ond It to ibeiradvantaae to rectaier the dearriptioa ibereuf. at do charm la maie aniens sold or naiad Keal estate buaioeas generally wiUbc promptly attended to. ... . "J III. i - f( '.' n. 0 MERCHANT TAILOR $5TOJ20 not A O., Pjrtbind, Msi dar at aome. Saaptat worth lifraa. .WrTa TWO CHILDREN. BT L1LLIB K. BER. , I. Weary, after a weary lav, The mother sat irith tlroojiing lical; AHhouph some quiet angel's sway Vas over the noify liouscliolJ!'I,rt'ii1' Yet nervouj, fretful, full of pain, Conscious of failure in her strife, She it;heti, "Ah me ! ,Tis all in vain To try to live a perfect life '" li. Then rose Iier little daughter's plainl; ThcchiM waa cross and weary too With the long, eullry j.luy lioun faint. And feeling real and e.nilljiiih' dni The mother wua too tired to bear, The child was far too tired to kmnv. And so, ere cither waa aware, The word had ended in a blow, in. fill, whut a sad and bitter wrong! The baby, Robbing, went her .way: ' Then roc a corrow itwift atid strong, That tlll to all excuse paid "Nay." "It was uiy duty: every niyht The child is apt to disobey ; It was my duty: I was riglit." Yet her conienec answered, "Xay." j IT. And soon with soft, regretful tears, . j H o Mood beside her child aain, And tli.U low aij-'hitig sob she hears That i the aftcrtide of pain. And lo I beside the little lied. The child, alone with childish grief, Her treasures by ber side had spread, As if in them to find relief, v. A broken doll china toy A bit of ruby .tinted glass The picture of a pretty boy A bunch of scented ribbon-grass. The mother gazed till love and shame ' Her bosom like a tempest "iwayed; Then softly breathed her darling' liar, le, And lowly knelt and lowly prayed : vt. "I am a child, dear Father, too ; My treasured household gaud and g iar My worry all the long day through. Must in thy eight but toys appear. What am 1 but a little child That ktiows tint how 'tis best to lire ; Hf trifles vexed, by toys beguiled? Oh, Tathcr! pity and forgive." WHAT SHALL IT HE? Ihe reader will be so oulijiinir as to imagine an old hull in ixn old, tumble-down country house. A brisk wood fire is burnini; on the "dogs" of the hearth, and its blaze lighta ut the large apartment. Ihere are fix jrersons in this room. The sofa near the Fire is occupied by young Mrs. Christopher h imams Uunnett, who is an object ol interest met at present Hie was Jane lJrad- ley, and has been married to younjr Villian:s IJunntU Komethin under a year. Airs urauiey is sealed ai a a i, ii .1. the end of the eofa, near her daugh ter s feet, which ehe has with great propriety, covered with her shawl. Mr. Lradley is located at the table with old Mr. Williams bunnett, who took the name of Bunnett on his marriage with the superb old lady at the other side of the Cre. for Mir 3 Bunnett was an heiress. Mr. Bradley 5s a little punchy man of eight and forty, with white teeth and a red face. Somelodv once told him that he was like Na poleon, and he used to stand in at titudes accordingly : but now he is obliged to give that up. as his obesi ty will neither allow him to cross hi3 hands behind his back nor over his face. lie is now drinking some whisky and water, and looking with a thoughtful air at the fire, as if the logs made an enigma that lie wished to penetrate. Mrs. Bradley is a comely ladv, about half a dozen years younger than her husband. She is chielly remarkable for her fidgety temjera ment, which manifests itself contin ually in the muscles of her face and her "fingers. If those are both at rest, then her feet 6hake. Her daughter Jane is a pretty person ol nineteen, one is very lively and good-tempered ; uoats upon her husband witli all the clainging flection of the first matri monial vear ; can play a lew mild quadrilles and waltzes on the piano, and sings Moore'e melodies when she is alone, but never otherwise. As we have hinted, at present the lady is an object of great and deli cate family solicitude. Mrs. V1ll1am3 nunnett, lormerly Miss Constantina Bunnett, is the grandest old lady one would meet anywhere in the country. She is always dressed after ancient models, and of great severity of demeanor. At country balls, evil young men have christened her Agamemnon and Henry Mil.; and some hare even gone so far as to call her, when in feather., the king of the Lanninal Islands, all of which will give an idea of her imposing presence. She paints her face and takee nuli, ie- cause she once saw ine wne 01 me great Mr. Fox do so. When she does the latter she lets much of it fall ujon her old point lace collar, upon which her hus'iand says, jacks alive!' which means that she is to brush it away ; and this private communication often puzzles society. These, then, are tne six person ages assembled round the fireplace of Coulter Court at the end ot Jan uary drinking respectively elder wine and spirits and water. The r .1 Ml I eHiise 01 their meeting win nuw w told. "We don't get any further, re marked Mr. Bradley, after a (ause. "Come what shall the little stran ger's name be? I wonder if it will be a girl?" . f "Wonder! of course, MK Bradley," replied lle wife. ' Three games of Patience running all give the same answer. . "I think as I am the first got! mother, it should be called Constan- tia ." said Mrs. Williams-Bunnett "And Antonia, because I am the godfather, added the gentleman. ' "Oh cerUnlv," hesitated Mrs. Bradlev; hut we want an every day name first, I think, "omethwg la miliar-like and pretty." "I think Constantia is familiar enough," resumed Mra. Bunm tt; at least it is so with the aristocracy. The Bradleys look at each other. And Mr. Bunnett exclaimed, "Jack's alive!" which had the desired effect ''What do you say Jane?' asked Mr. Christopher. omer SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1881. "I should like Constantia and An tonia, but 1 think there ought to be another one first; I was going to 4 suggest Elizabeth." "Oh, i.o, dear!" cried Mrs. Brad ley; its so servant-like, and always ends in Lizzy or Betsy, or something ifist as Ui x." t ' Suppose we call, it Mary," ob served M r. Christopher. "Come, now, Mary'sa-3 common as Klizabeth, if vou come to that." said Mr. Bradley. It will be 'Polly' or ilollv or sometnmg ol that sort i.Everbody's named Mary half the charity school so s cook. hat do j you say to Angelica?" , Just at that moment the delibcra , tion was suspended by the arrival : of Tom Bradley, the son. He had ; been out late shooting, and now came blundering into the hall in (those preposterous shoes which sportsmen love to adopt, bringing his gun with him wtrrch he put in the corner. "Pray take care of your gun. Mr. 1 nomas, ' said Mrs. Junnett; you know I cannot endure to be near one." "Oh, there is nothing to be afraid of," replied Tom. "I flashed both barrels before I came in." "Yes, but still it might go off," added the lad'. 'Pshaw!" said Torn, laughing; you're just like my mother; she would not sit near the stock the oth er day, after I had taken the barrel off to clean it." "And quite right, my dear," oh strbed Mr. Bradley. "lieally such dreadful accidents do occur, that one cannot be too careful." "Well there, mother; I've nut it outfide the door. Will that do?" And, returning, Mr. Bradley, jun ior, took his place at the table, and a stiff glass of brandy and water. xou hftve come back in time to help us, Tom," said Mr. Bradley. e are having a discussion. "What about?" "A name for for the little hem! -the little nitce -ou expect" "Ah! I see," replied Tom, putting down his glass. "Well, there is no great difficulty about that, 1 6up po.-e.- Call her Diana or Juno." " hv, mv dear Tom, these are flip n:inif nf vnur linrriil flrtoru'" cried Jane. "Well, Jennie, why not? They're very pood nanus. "Jack's alive?" observed Mr. Bun nctte. "How exceedingly warm," re marked J U lady, trving to turn the action of brushin:' away the snuff into fanning herself. "I've ;ut it!" cried Tom, on a sud den. "C H hi'ii Shirley; it's a first rate name; IV seen it advertised no end. Cull him that and have done with it."' "Hiiul"lj5ttid 3Irs.., Buunett, in a statelv Ume. "We are speaking of a girl, Mr. Thomas." v ell, it will do just as well. No body knows in the citv whether Shirley means a man or a woman. That's the advantage." Mr. lorn Lradley wentaway every Monday, and never reappeared nn- til the next morning. Consequently he sa much lile and was a great authority on matters relating to town. And this Mrs. Burnett hated above all things, for she always wished to monopolize the metropoli tan information. "There is no need of names like that," she said, with a toss of her head, "I have seen the pajers this morning, and read of a story where the Christian name is Lettice." h !" said Tom, "genteel for cabbage; memoirs cf a tailor." The lady looked at young Mr. Bradley likeee ce of thunder. I think," said Mrs. Bradley, "we niiuht do worf-etiian choose Isabella. "Or the Fatal Marriage," inter rupted Tom. "I saw her once at the theater." There does not appear much dif ference between Isabella and Con- Htantiri, remarked Sirs. Bunnet, with her usual severity ; "eSiKcially for a 'familiar pretty' name." The lady had not forgotten the re jection of her own. "Constantia 1 cried Mr. Bradley, junior ; why, that s the name 01 a wine, not of a girl. "Tom 1" iriurmered his mother, with every kind of domestic tele graph at work; and she added. till lower, Its Mrs. Bunnett s name. "Well, I don't care mother," was the retilv. "It isn't cirl's name any more, because its that old things." -My dear!" "Dorothy" sugpejted Mr. Brad- lev. ' Dorothea is more poetical," mild ly aided Mr. Bunnett. "Dorothea ! cried the inevitable Tom. "Yes. I've seen her image in the crockery shops. Oh, very pretty, indeed ; dresses as a boy, with her trousers tucked up ; neter mind." And he mixed another tumbler of brandy and water. When I was a boy, saiu Mr. Bunnett, 'I could play the violin, and I could make it say, 'Ah, ah, poor Dorothy," sliding the finger up and down the first string while I kept bowing it." t'Oh ! that's nothing," replied Tom ; "vou should hear Ole Bull. He can do nil sorts of things make it crow, and bark, and imitate a rail way. No stop that wasn't Bull it was Smith." And here young Mr. Bradley in dulged in a reminiscence of the ma sks of Ethiopia with all the langhs and chuckles, and forced expiations, which, as comparatively recent in vestigations have shown, character ized that singular people. "If we are going to settle the name to-night, I think we had bet ter keep to the enbject.'' said Mrs. Bunnett "So do I, ma'am"' replied Tom, 6torminr suddenly. "There's the very last name I was singing Su sannah. What, not Susannah? Then I give it up unless you get ft French dictionary, and run over the Christian names at the end." "E'canor is pretty, I think," srid Mr. Bradley. "What!" observed Mrs. Bunnett ; "you cannot possibly recollect the infamous woman that Charles the Second so misconducted himself Be ESTABLISHED, 1827. with ! I should never think of any body else." - "Jack's alive," exclaimed her hus band, as the old lady took snuff most violently in her excitement : "Here's Mr. Kidd," cried Tom, as a mild young man came timidly in to the room. "Here Kidd, your ad vice gratis is wanted. What shall its name be?" ' , Mr. Kidd was the assistant t6 the village doctor and" passed the great er part of his time in remote' cot tages. His only relaxation was oc casionally coming into lea with, the Bradley's, as ho wished to do on the present occasion. Before ho an swered Tom's question, he went ccr emoniously round to 1 everybody bowing to some, shaking fingers with others, and asking them how thev all did. . "What's a pretty rut mo for a girl?' continued Tom. . 1 "Well really, MrvThomas," hes itated bland .Mr. Kdd, 'smiling. hardly know, you are a little too sharp on me, 1 think. A name is very important affair.," "My uncle was going to be married to a great fortune,"' but the lady would not have himion account of his names. He was 'born in 1775, and was called Lisbon Earthquake Kidd at his mother a express desire. because it had just happened." "l nave Known many great per sons apply similar names," observ ed Mrs. Bunnett, "especially of places ; but thev always appeared absurd. ...;- "I should think so," said Tom "Imagine a man going through the world as Tetburv Jones. Ho ! ho ho! 1 Ana he made the nan ring again with his laughter. ' These were noblel families that I alluded to," continued Mrs. Bun nett ; but still the custom was n dicuious, to name a person alter a place. Suppose we call the child Nancy ?" U "Nancy, city of France, capital of the Department of the Merutne, cried Tom in a breath quoting bit of school geography. Mrs. Bunnett got very anery, in deed. She turned away from the ill-conducted younj man, and said to her husband : -Y "Mr. Bunnett, wejmust go, or I shall have no time to write those letters to-night to mv dear Lady owht." ,'; " "Oh, don't go yet, until we have couie to some arrangement ex claimed Mrs. Bradley. "Half ajininute longer, mamma," added Mr. Bunnett, junior. "I'm sure we shall find one direct ly," said his wife. ,. "There is no difficulty in finding a name," replil the old lady, with seventy, for she eUli clung to her own. 'IhegTeaktrnng is to decide upon it. I shall say no more." "Come Kidd," cried tho res less Tom, "another shot ! What do you propose ?" "1 have a sister," mildly replied the assistant. "Here stop! hush !'-exclaim ed Torn to the company generally ; 'Kidd'sgota sister. Well, what's her name ?" "Prudence." "And a very good name, nn moral r.nd characteristic. What do you say to 1'rudence, ladies and gentlemen ? Or, better still, Econo my eh? Economy Bunnett not 1 , - so nan. "I am waiting for you. Mr. Will iams Bunnett," said the stately lady, rising frm her chair at the last of fense of Tarn's. "Haifa minute," exclaimed Tom. Pshaw ! I was only jokins : the name can be settled in an instant. liOok here Bosa, Theresa, Louisa, Margaret, Emma. Annie, Fannie, Miy, June, July, August, oh, "no I foreot. I am getting on too fast. And so, he was ; for Mrs. Will iams-Bunnett bade n stately fare well ti the assembled party and sailed from the room, followed by her husband, to the great consterna tion of the Bradleys, who held her in creat awe and respect They would not have offended her for all the world. Eisrht davs afterwards, Jane Con stantia had leen the name finally decided on, an interestino event oc curred in the family The bell was lied up in leather, and the world was informed that Mr3. Christopher Bunnett-William!? was as well .13 cou!d he expected. A fine little ba bwns handed around to affection ate friends and visitors but it was a bny. Bad AVork. "I drink to make me work," said a young man. lo wnicn an old man replied: "That's right; thee drink and it will make thee work! Ilurken to me a moment and I'll tell thee something that may do thee good. I was once a prosperous tanner. 1 had a good, loving wife and two fine lads as ever the sun shone on. We had a comfortable home, and lived hap pily together. But we used to drmk to make us work. Those two lads I have laid in drunkards' graves. My wife died broken hearted, and she now lies by her two sons. I am seventy-two years of age. Had it not been for drink 1 might now have been an independent gentleman, but I use to drink to make me work. It makes me work now.' At seventy years of age I am oblieed to work for my daily bread. Drink! drink! and it will make you work." New Bixwmfield, Miss Jan. 2. 1S80. I wish to say to you that 1 have been suffering for the last five years with a severe itching all over. 1 have heard of Hop Bitters and have tried it I have used up four bottles, and it has done me more good than all the doctors and medi cines that they could use on or with me. I am ohl and poor but feel to bless you for.such a relief by your medicine and from torment of the doctors. I have had fifteen doctors at me. One gave me seven ounces of solution of arsenic; anothef took four quarts of blood from me. All they could tell me was that it was skin disease. Now, after these four bottles of your medicine, my skin is well, clean and smooth as ever. HesetKsoche. Pictures of Life la Mexico. The dense population that is pressed together in the valiey of Mex ico, and the country-like character peculiar to many parts of the capital, n correspondent says brings always crowds of boorish people into Mex- M.u a murougumres. lnuians oi pure blood, looking like disfigured gypsies are constantly seen roving about, Husband, Wife and child arc trottinn the same slow pace, stooping to the ery ground and frequently carrying heavy loadrf, or tho straw -mattresses on which they had passed the previ ous night, on their way to the" city. Passing the front of "somo ancient church or a decaying convent we see tho graves crowded with ugly looking Indian women nursing their dirty little urchins. In the shade of some building we see a happy fami ly sharing the frugal meal, consist ing of "tortillas" (a cake baked of Indian corn) and some fruits ; now and then they may even be seen in dulging in the luxury of "trijolas" (reed beans,) the national dish of the Mexican ; not very far from the hap py "at home" we notice a crowd of shabby looking young men lying on the ground smoking and gambling at cards ; the monotony of the play is now a.id then interrupted by wild curses or a blow at him who hxs been found guilty of cheating his drowsy companion, . n Indians and Mestizzos, the broad brimmed sombrero on their dmst- covered heads, are leaning against the walls of some fonda (inuj; they are shepherds, or muleteers. whe aave brought cattle and good3 front the interior and are now gaz ing at, all the splendors ol the capi tal "nd beholding the wonaers of theni. They are daring looking fel lows, clad in dirty linen clothing and i parti-colored shawl, which thev draw closely around their neck and head when tbe wind begins to blow, so there is little to be seen ol their defiant faces. Pickpockets ind thieves wearing a mixture of national and foreign garb, are seen prying out an oportunity favorable to their profession. Men ana women of ail ages and complexions, boys and girls besiege the coffee houses, annoying the pe destrian with their shrill voices. pressing him t buy a lottery ticket and gain the live or ten thousand ros'' thai are drawn on the coming morn ; venders ot matches and oth er triiles. follow you step by step till you get rid of them by spending a copper niece or two, but only to be annoyed by others who have watch ed your weakness and are anxious to have their turn also. More pleas- unt than these match and ticket cllcrs are those who oiler fur sale small obiecte of art, as waxen fruits of great beauty, artificial flowers and wooden charcoal figure of perfect workmanship; tiny little figures representing scenes of. everyday life, beautiful birds on cardboard and different kinds of feather work are to be obtained at very low prices. A charming picture are the Mow er girls, who are busy composing their abundant stock of the very fin est llowers into tasteful nosegays, in which we fiud a great variety of roses and the ladies' favorite, the dark blue violet flowers that na ture offers us the whole year round. Tasteful garhtnds, llower baskets that would , make the New York florest rave, charm the buyer's eyes; nosegays of all dimensions and the delicate llower fcr the dan dy's buttonhole are to be purchased at low prices. For flowers the Mcx icon has a well-pleasing weakness, and the love of flowers is one of the qualities that the Spaniard has in herited from his Moorish conquer ors and has brought with him to Mexico. Old matrons and young ladies eyeing the passers-by from the balcony, all have their hair and dress adorned with fresh flowers. The fruit vender makes a fine dis play, of his stock on the ground or in his primitive shops. Apples, pears, strawberries, peaches, apri cots. Turkish and Indian figs, the grov. ih of the temperate climate, are to be seen lying together with the golden orange, tho yellow lemon, bananas, anena, mangoes, and the delicious rhirimoya. productions of th torrid zone. Those who are fond of a cooling draught may ap ply to the numerous water stands, where inoffensive mixtures of water and anenas. lemon and juices are served to the caller for two cents a glass. While sipping our nectar, wo notice two or three old Indian women, half naked, who press with around stone the juice out of the fruit. Chocolate and cocoa, are served as well at the stand. Travel ing cooks with their two wheeled kitchens are to be found in every j street, and they serve dishes to those who give them a call ; yet a foreign er would scarcely be pleased with acid Spanish pipkin or the baked sweet potatoes, and other dishes, as they are generally ppiced with a deal of dirt That I.lttlo Hatchet. "Come here, George Washington vou black ape!" exclaimed Rev. Aminadab Biedsoe, of the Austin Bluelight Colored Tabernacle, to a Sunday school scholar who had just removed a big wad of some thing or other from his mouth. The boy's tremRling limbs carried him into the immediate presence of the irate shepherd. "Yer was chawin1 terbacker in de house of do Lawd." "I owns right up. parson. I was chawing terbacker, . but I won't do so no moah." "George Washington, chawin' ter backer, nm bad enousrh, Lawd knows ; but . when yer has got so shameless yer don't eben try to lie out of 1. hit am time to take yon m hand, so yon won't grow up and dis- erace the rather of his country. Lean oher dat knee, George." And for about ten minutes people living ing several blocks off imagined their neighbors were preparing tough beefsteak with an axe. ' Thomas O. Thompson, Esq., the Mayors Secretary, who some lew days ago slipped on a banana peel and sprained his knee, writes that Ct T "ltl ltl,. harm Ol. VULUOa V ' 1 1 AU MKV U VUBIU1 Chicago Tribvmt. era Id A Happy Home. A pretty story about a German family discloses the secret of a hap py home, wherein joy aboundeth, tiioudi there are many to feed and clothe. A teacher once lived in Strass burg who had hard work to supnort his family. His chief joy in life, howeyer, was in his nine children. though it was no light task to feed them all. His brain would have reeled and his heart sunk had hejnot trusted in his heavenly father when bethought 01 the number of jackets, shoes, titockings and dresses thev would need in the course of a vear. and of the quantity, of bread and potatoes thev would eat. His house, too, was very ciose quarters for the many beds and ci ibs, to say nothing of" the room re quired for the noise and fun which the merry nino made. ' - But father and mother managed very well, and the house was a pat tern of neatness and order. One day there came a euest to the house. As thev sat at dinner the stranjrer. lookinsr" at the hunmrv children about the tabic, said com passionately : Poor man, what a cross vou have to bear!" I ? I a cross to bear!'' asked the father, wonderingly ; "what do you mean ?" "Nine children, and seven boys at that!" replied the stranger adding bitterly. "I have but two, and one of them is a nail in my coffin." "Mine are not," said the teacher1 with decision. "How does that happen?" asked the guest j "Because I have taught them the I noble art of obedience. Isn't that so, children : "Yes, sir," cried the children. "And you obey me willingly ?" 1 nc two nitio criris laughed roiru- ishly, but the seven youncsters , , , j " shouted: "Yes, dear father, truly." Tien the father turned to the guest and said : "Sir, if death were to come in at that door, waiting to take one of my nine children I would sav,' and here he pulled off his velvet can and hurled it at the door. "Bascal. who, cheated vou into thinking that I had one too many?" ine stranger laughed; he saw that it was only disobedient child ren that make a lather unhappy. One of the nine children of the' poor school teacher afterward be came wide!- known; lie was the saintly pastor Oberlin. An Irish Story. One !' the . Boston resturants boasti 0 an Irish Munchausen who acts in the humble capacity of wait er, and adds much to the entertain ment of the guests. One of them be ing served with a small lobster ask ed : "Do you call that a lobster Mike?', "Faix, I believe they do becallin' thim lobsters here, sur. e call thim crabs at home." "Oh " said the diner, ''vou have lobsters in Ireland ?" "Is it lobsters ? Begorrah, the creeks is lull of them. Many a time have I seen thim when I've lepned over the sthrames." "How long do lobsters grow in Ireland ?" "Well," said Mike, thoughtfully, "to spake wid in bounds, sur. I'd sav a matter of five or six feet." "What?" five or six feet ? How do they get around in thosecreeks ?" Bedad, sur. tho creeks in Ireland arc fifty or sixty feet wide," said unabashed Mike. "But" said the persistent inquir er," yoa said you had seen them when you were leaping over the streams, and lobsters here live in thecea." "Deed I did, sur. We're power ful lepj)eis in Ireland. As fur the say, sir, 1 ve seen U red witn thim. "But look here, mv fine fellow. said the guest, thinking he had cor nered the Hibernian at last, "lob sters are not red until they are boil ed." "Don't I know that?" said Mike reproachfully ; "But there are bil ing springs in the old country, an' they swim throo 'em and come out ready for ye to crack open and ate ;" and Mike walked off to wait upon the next guest, leaving his interlocu tor to digest the lobster and the storv. Suspicioui Symptoms. A minister, who waa perhaps not too careful in his habits, was induc ed by his friends to take the teetotal pledge. His health appeared tosnf ler, and his doctor ordered him to take one glass of punch daily. "Oh r srid he, I dare not. Peg- gy, my old housekeeper, would tell doc- the whole parish. "When do vou shave ?" the tor asked. "In the morning. "Then," said the doctor, "shave at night ; and when Peggy brings you up your hot water, you can take your glass of punch just before go ing to bed." The minister afterward appeared to improve in health and spirits. The doctor met Peggy soon after and said ; "I am glad to hear, Teggy, that your master is better." "Indeed, sir, he's better, but his brain's affected ; there's something wrong wi' his mind." "How?" "Why, doctor, he used to shave at night before going to bed, but now he 6haves in the morning, he Bhavcs before dinner, he shaves . after din ner, he shaves at night he's always shavin'." arper' Magazine. WYite to Mrs. Lydia E. Pinkham, 233 Western avenue, Lynn, Mass., for -.arophlets relative to the cura tive properties or her vegetable Compound in all female complaints. Conjurors astonish an audience by J taking rolls 01 ribbons irom tneir mouths, but then it is a common thing to see a carpenter take ham men and nails oat of his chest WHOLE NO. 1590. Orit WASHINGTON liETTEIt From our special correspondent. Washixgto.v, Dec. 17.1S31. This has been a week of somewhat desultory speech-making in the Sen ate, and of presenting innumerable bills in the House. Senators Pendleton and Iliil spoke on the civil service reform question. Senators Beck, Maxey, Anthony and Garland had something to say about Presidential succession, in case of the death or disability of the Executive. And Senator Sherman presented his three per cent fund ing bill, which, it is believed, will, with immaterial modification, be come a law, it being essentially the same measure that passed the House last session. It is somewhat antuseing to see a Senator make a set speech. It is such a burlesque om Gray's lines : "The applause of listening Senates to command." The Senate does everything but listen and applaud. I he benate dozes on the settees ; it smokes in the cloak-room ; it goes down to the restaurant, and he treats the orator with what a casual ob server might think disrespect But the orator is quite indifferent to the indifference of the Senate. He is speaking over and beyond them. His object is to spread his speech on the record, and to have it noticed by as many as po63ible of the eight or nine thousand journals of the United Stales. Senator Pendleton is not a brilliant speaker. There is an apparent lack of earnestness in his oratory. His rhetoric is some what verbose. He lacks the nicest precision in the choice of words. Thurman or Edmunds can put in twice as much' prickly information to the page. Then again civil ser vice reform is not a subject upon which the average orator can wax eloquent Though of the utmost importance, it is dry and uninviting. There is a faithless apathy pervad ing political and official circles with regard to the possibility 01 improv ing the present corrupt and perni cious system. The Ohio Senator de serves praise for the persistence with which he beseiges this black wailed, and apparently inexpugnable men ace to free institutions. Last week Senators Laphnm and Miller, of New York, ha ! a brilliant reception given in their honor at Marinis' Hall. And, to-: ight, a like reception will be given , Sjx-aker Keiler at Masonic Hall. Do you understand the Agency and the ob ject of these mammoth s-io-p liti- cal entertainments .' 1 wi. tell vou. A number of Governrm . c c.vrka frow New York and Ohio, ieel inse cure in their places, and take this means of introducing themselves to the new Senators, and to the most influential man from Ohio. They wish to strengthen their influence, because they know that influence and not fitness is the accepted qual- ficat:on for onice at these headquar- terc. C. A. S. Sidney Smith Cold. Sidney Smith was numerous to such an extent that when it was pro posed to make him Bishop the idea so shocked the Cabinet that the wit ty clergyman was only promoted to the otiicc of canon. That Smith's conduct gave good reason for refusal may be seen from the following an necdotc given by Ixml Houghton in his "Monographs, Personal and So cial," for the authority of which, he says, he will not vouch, but which seems to him good enough to be true. On being settled at his small life in Yorkshire, Sidney willingly assisted his neighbors in their clerical duties. On an occasion of this kind he dined with the incumbentonthe preceding Saturday, and the evening passed in greathilanty,thequire,by name Kershaw, being conspicuous for his loud enjoyment of the strangers jokes. "I am very glad that I have amused vou, said Sidney tmith al parting, "but you must not laugh at my sermon to-morrow." "I should hope I know the difference between here and at church, remarked the gentleman with sharpness. "I am not sure of that," replied the visitor. "I'll bet vou aguineaon it" said the "Squire. '"Take you," replied the divine. Next day the preacher as cended the steps of the pulpit, ap parently suffering from a severe cold, and, with his handkerchief to his face, at once sneezed out the name Ivershaw in various intonations- j This ingenious assumption of the) readiness with which a man would recognize his own name in sounds j imperceptible to the ears of others, j proved accurate. 1 he poor gentle man burst into a guffaw,to thescan dal of the congregation, and the minister, after looking at him with stern reproach, proceeded with his discourse. Xsbj' Carpet Itag. Nashy writes to the Toledo V.lade : "I hcv inventid a new carpit bag for the espeshal yoose uv patriots and agitaters. It is made uv thin I my rubber with a frame that lolds up into a small compass, Yoo take the carpit bag and blow it up till it bulges out at the sides ez tho it wuz full of cloze and things and walk in to a lodging house and demand rooms with confidence. That car pet bag bustin with yalyoobles set tles it It looks solvent and every thing is in looks. Yoo stay on the strength uv that bag, and hev your meals sent to your room, and live fat. . Presently your landlady warns money, and commences to watch that carpit bag. Yoo can't get out of the house with it, for that is her anker and her hope. Very good. Some evening yoo go to yoor room, let the wind out uy it, fold it up and put it in yoor coat pockit ; and bid her good evening, telling her yoo shel be home early, and the may light the fire at , 10, and the place thut knowd yoo wunst knows yoo no more furever. The first dark place yoo come to yoo blow it up again "and go boldly into another house and establish yoorself in com fort ef not luxury." Had barber's itch for years, terri bly, Doctors failed. Peruna cured me. C. Beck, Allegheny, Pa. j Farmlntf la PsTrofa. ! "Yes, sir,'' resumed the Dakota : man, as the crowd of agriculturists ! drew back from the bar and seated themselves around a little table, i "ye?, sir, we do things on rather a sizable scale. I've seen a man on one of our bis farms start oat in tho spring and pjovr a straight furrow' until fall. Then he turned around and harvested back." "Carry his grub with him ?" ask ed a Brooklyn farmer, who raises cabbage on the outskirts. "No, sir. They follow him with a steam hotel - and hav wlays of men to chang plows with bitn. We have som big farms up there, gentlemen. A fuend of min own ed one on r. uich he had given a mortgage and was due on one end beiore they could get it recorded on the other. You see it was laid off in counties." - There wa3 a murmur of astonish ment, and the Dakota man contin ued. "I got a letter from a man who lives in my orchard just before I left home, and it had been three weeks corning to . the dwelling hou-", though it traveled day and uigl.t " "Distanced arc pretty wide up there, ain't they ?" inquired a New Utrecht agriculturist. "Reasonably, reasonably," replied the Dakota man. "And the wont of it is it break up Limilies so. Two years ago I saw a whole family pros trated with grief. Women yelling, children howling and dogs barking. One of my men had his camp truck packed on seven four male teams and he was bidding everybody good-by." "Where was he going?" asked a Gravesend man. "lie was going half way across the farm to feed, the pisp," replied the Dakota man. "Did he ever get back to his fam ily V "It isn't time for him yet," re turned the Dakota gentleman. "Up there we 6end. young married coup les to milk the cows, and their child ren bring home the milk." "I understand you have fine mines up that way," ventured a Jamaica turnip planter. "Yes, but we only use the quartz for fencing," said the DakoU man, testing the blade of his knife with his thumb preparatory to whetting it on his boot "It won't pay to crush it, because we can make more money on wheat I pat in 8,000 townships of wheat last spring." How many acres would that be ; "We don't .count by acres. We count by townships and counties. My yield was $08,000,000 on wheat alone, and I'm thinking to break up from SO to 100 more counties next season." "Oh, labor is cheap," replied th Dakota man. "You can get all rou want for from $29 to $17 a day. In fact I never paid over $:h " "Island cheap?" "No, land's high. Not that it cost3 anything, for it don't ; but un der the laws of the territory you have got to take so much or none. I was in luck. Had a friend at Yankton who got a bill through the Legislature allowing me to tike 420,000,000 square miles, which is the smallest farm there, though it is "Look here," said the barkeeper, as the Eastern husbandmen strolled out in a bunch to consider the last statement, "Is all this thing you've been telling true ?" "Certainly," responded the West ern man, "at least it is a modifica tion of what I saw in a Dakota pa per that was wrapped around a pair of shoes last night I didn't dare put it as strong as the paper did. for no one would believe it You can slate the last round of drinks and I'll pay in the morning. I live here on Myrtle avenue. "Homo, Sweet Home." In the spring of 1S63 two great armies were encamped on cither side of the Rappahanoch river, one dressed in blue and the other in gray. As twilight fell, the bands on the Union side began to play "The Star Spangled Banner" and "Rally Round the Flag," and that chal lenge of music was taken up on the other side, and they responded with "The Bonnie Blue Flag" and "Away Down South In Dixie." It wa3 borne in upon the soul of a single soldier in one of those bands of mu sic to begin a sweeter and more ten der air, and slowly as he played it they joined in a sort of chorus of a.'l the instruments upon the Union side, until finally a great and mighty chorus s welled up and down thearmy "Home, Sweet Home." When they had finished there was no challenge yonder, for every band upon that further shore had taken up the lovely air so attuned to all that is holiest and dearest, and one great chorus of the two great hosts went up to God ; aud when they had finished, from the boys in gray came a challenge, "Three cheers for home ! and as they went resound ing through the skies from both sides of the river, "something upon the soldiers' cheeks washed off the stains of powder." A". Y. Ie'.h.oiht My Hatband. "Boy," said a woman who came around the corner with a market basket on her arm. "have vou seen mv dog?" "Black?" "No, he is a white dog." "Big?" "No, he is quite small." "Savage ?" "No, he is very mild.,, "Let's see," mused the boy, as he scratched his head in a vigorous manner. "I hain't noticed nothin, nor nobody go past here except a cross-eyed man who was staving drunk, all covered with mud." "Oh, he was nothing but my hus band, and I just pushed him into the woodshed to sleep his liquor off but I'm really concerned lor fear that my dog has got lost or stoien. If yon fiodhimlllgiveyonanickle." A man in a Washington hotel in a loud tone of voice called his friend back just as he was leaving the dining-room, and then whispered to him, "How far would you nave got if I hadn't called yon back ?" The other, straightening himself up, re plied in a tone loud enough for all to hear, "No, sir, I won't lend yon 95. I haven't got it, and if I had I wouldn't let yoa have it nntil you paid me what you borrowed two months ago." His friend will neyc call him back again in a public din ing Toora-mmmmmmt Jumping over a fence in the mid dle of the night and meeting a bull dog that is an entire stranger to you is one of those exciting little inci dents of lite which go far to break the monotony and rob existence of a tiresome sameness. Mir.re-lyr ine. tnr.i-ijT.