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RAER, ATTORNEY-AT LAW, , Somerset, Pa., Will i.ratl In Somerset and adinlningtwnntles. ft. entrusted U biro wUl be promptly r tided to. b.COFFBOTH. 10FFROTII v nurPEi, ATTOKM.1 -A i -na. . . ..r t their ear will be r;,, ".; Main Cross street, opposite the kiamutb Block. 5 "SESSS ' L. C COLBOKN. hOLBORXA-COTJIORX. h ATTORNEYS-AT LAW. Cll tmriness Intruded to our care will be prompt. 5 ai"i,l attended to. Collection made In Som Jti SiuiJtd. and adjnli,. f-un;'- fa Coveyanclng dune on reasonable term. tiriLUAMILKOONTA. ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, Somerset, Ps, kvm ur mm attention to borimwi ntrort- tO hlf rT ID -j CT in r nuiniR dwm a-. ENNIS MEYERS, ATTOKNEY-AT-LA.W, All leeaUflH-lneM entrnrted to hl rare will be l eaded to WIIB I j -1 (,mre on Main Croff Street, next door to Sny- tr a io.'t t"re. .prt Tames L.riT;n, I ATTORN EY-ATXAW. Svmeneu Pa. 1 1 itfice. Mammoth Block. P talr- Entrmnce l:(ln Cn treet. tvdlertion made. ent f-tled. tiUe examlne.1. and all eiral bn.ujeM Itiended to witn prompure Y. KIM MEL. ATT1IKN EY-AT-LA W, Somemt, Pa. i B11J3 rRITTS, ATTORNEY-ATI-AW. imMMt. Pa. J! Office, np-nalrt In Mammoth Bloca. ITOIIN O. KIMMEL, V ATTORNEY -AT-LAW, . SomerwL Pa. i Will attend to all bnrtneM entrnrted to bl ear h t i . ib i m Aontitf vit h tinMiiliL" e and fidelity. OlBoe on Main Crow tret. TTEXRY F. SCH ELL. JLi ATTORN EY-AT-LAW, I Boonty and Pension Airent, Somemt, moe ln'Mammotn Black. Pa. VALENTINE HAY. ATTORN EY-AT-UiW AndIeal.rlnRealEUte.Smer t,P will ' uttend to all hnnineM entruued to nil ear witn ) romptneu and bdety . toiin h. rinT I A ATTORN EY-ATX AW Soniereet, I I. S WlirprotnptlT attend to all bnnlnew entrnsted to him. MoneT adTatieed on eollectiona, fce. I.oe in Mammoth Building. IT G.OGLE. "J. ATTORNEY-ATLAW, Somerset Pa., Proteiwlonal bnrtnen entrnfted to my car at : tended to with promptneM and fidelity. fTXK. J. M. LOUTIIER, 5 J ( Konneily of SUiyestown. ) 4 P11TS1C1AS JSD SVBGEOS, fHM locatd oeitnanentty In Somerset for the i.raovl. ot hit iro!el-n. Otfice a doora W t ol t entral Hotil, in rear of lru; Store. may 21. pR. 11 V. B LOUGH, HOMEOPATHIC PHYSICAS ASD SIRGEOS Tender bis ferric? to the people of Rnmret and Ticlnlty. t'allf in tnwn or country promptly att.ndedto. in I loond at othoe dy .vrnlnhu tinleiw professionally enitaaed. a-Otnce ..n S'lUtheMst corner ol Diamond, over Knepjier's Shoe Store. Bpra-Ktf. DR. H. S. KIMMEL tender his professional service to tba eltl ci; ol Simeniet and Vicinity. Vuless pro(ejton al enirsced he can be found at his office, on Main St.. east of the Diamond. DR. H. BRUBAKER tenders his professional services to tbe eltlsenf of Som erset and Ticlnlty. office to residence oa Main stieet west of tbe Diamond. DR. WM. RAUCH tenders his limfessional services to the ci t liens ol Som erset and Ti! inity. i mice One door east of Wayne A BerkeMle'i omiture siore. Dee. . "to. TR, JOHN BILI-S. t J DENTIST. ' Office i stain In Cook fc Beeritj Block , Sutuer- f - Pa. DR. WILLIAM COLLINS, DENTIST. SOMERSET, PA. Office In Mammoth Block, above Boyd Drna; Store where he can at all times be found prepar .d todo all kinds ot work, racb as blllnc. reiro lattna. eitracuna. fce. Artlncial teeth of all kinds, and of the best material Inserted. Operations warranted. H. HOWARD WYNNE, MD. jnnxsTo '.v, rxs"A. I'lsessesof the le, I'M. Nose and Throat Specinl and f ii lu-ivs (irsctlce. Hcurs. 0 a. ta sr. . Luifcer fc Oreea block, a Main tU T ! '. THOMPSON. M. D. BVRQEoN DENTIST, Johnstown. Pa. Hss had a professional experience of mora titan tMrty years. Puuxa Tarra a Spsxiaitt. 'tt.ci rooms No. 't Main street (up stairs) over Jolia Dtoen's Hardware Store. It will be neees sar fur trsocs wha wsnt wurk done to make en Kavemests beforehand. nctl6'82. DR. J. K. MILLER has perma nently located tn Berlin for tbe practice of his profession. Office opposite Charles KrissinK er s store. apr. xu, TO-U. D IAMOND HOTEL, STOYSTOWN. l'ENN'A. This popular and well known boon has lately been thoroughly and newl refitted with all new fed bestoi inrtiltnre. which haa made It a very desirable stoj-plnt place Hir tbe tranelinir paaHe, His table an4 rooirs cannot be snrpassed, aH b ck erst class, with a lanre public ball attaeaatf t the tame. Also lam and roomy tablina;. First class toardinr: ran be bad at the lowest not slble pricaa, by tbe week, uy or maai. 8 AM V EL CVSTF.R, Prep. S.E.Oor. Dtasaead Sustow ,Fa APPITC Send eenta torpost , IX I Mm Ih aire and receive free a "i.ybotot Pw.i,sLtfi will help to tonsure eT ritht away thaa anTtlilnx els in this ? T'd- All. of ettber sex. saoeeed from first hour. ' M breed roe.4 to furtane open lore the work art, absoluielr .are. At oace address, Tara k isismn, jsaine. pXECUTOITS XOTCE. L.ui. or Aetn Zimmerman, dee a. late of Som erses. township. 6otaerset Comity, Pa. liters testamentary en the aboea estate kar" me twea rrasi4 1. tbe andersiinied. notice is berbTiTea to all fmmu Indebted ta said estate " ! t-ymem, .od loose bsvir.sj It ' ."',,',.tb' nm ""1 present tbem dniy tTi.1' s- JOXAS XA1UER, Exentidr. 7 1 tie VOL. XXXIII. NO. 1G. GREAT BARGAINS IN BRASS AND COPPER KETTLES ! LARGEST STOCK At Lowest Prices Eier Offered at f Mestfe aol Retail- 'FJ&JLETlgl W. HAY, MANVFACTI BEK Plain, Stamped, aud Japanned Timrare. RANGES, STOVES AND HOfSE-IXBNISHINQ GOODS, COPPE, SHEET-IRON WARE, AND BRUSHES.. -Ordcrs Solicited from Merchants Selling Ooods In In My Llne.-S 280 Washington Street, - Johnstown, Pa, TO THE Farming Trade ! We wish to call your attention to the IMMENSE STOCK -OF OUR Crkbraird Mole of Monogram l.OOTS & SHOES, Which we have Just Received for the FALL AND WINTER TRADE, Every Pair are Warranted to Give ENTIRE SATISFACTION By the Manufacturer, and if they fail to do as we guar antee them to do, we refund the money or give you a New Pair FREE Ol COST! Please bear in mind that we are Sole Agent for the Monogram Boots LI Shoes In Johnstown, and no other Shoe Dealer can sell you the Monogram Boots & Shoes But Us. Our Stock of other BOOTS AND SHOES Of Coarse, as well as Medium and Fine is Larger this Fall than ever, and at Prices that Will surprise you. We can save you fully 25 per cent bv buving Your Fall and Winter Stock from Us. L. OISTE-PIIICE SHOE STORE No. 212 Main St., Johnstown, Pa. A NEW ENTERPRISE. E. M. Lambert &Bro., MantiiactuiCTS of and Dealers la White Pine aslHeisloctsailcs- We hare eecored a 3SI EW JsTTTiXj, A ad asaantaetnra Shlne;lee oa the Mleblaan Prior Wiivi exMiaatlT keen on band STARGARDTER'S , twe anuiesol tbe -os ktaids ol Shins; lea. We ! snsarantee ear Sotrfc' to be supertur to any ' in tbe Canty. Snail U nles JMd to bare iwrtias 'cosae and Inspect oar eklnxle bekire bayiag eisawnere. Aaareas E. M. LAMBERT & BRO., LAMBKKT"1 tSOJaiKSETCOPa, AND JOBBER IN SOMERSET COUNTY BANK! (ESTABLISHED 1877.) CHAELES. I. EiEElSOH. M. 1. PEITTS. President Cashier Collections made In all parts of tbe Cnlte4 State. CHARGES MODERATE. Parties wishing: to send money West ean be ac commodated by draft on New Tork In any sum. Collections mail, with promptness. U. S. Bonds bought and sold. Money and valuables secured by oue of Dlehold's celebrated sales, with a Sar gent k Vale S3jO 00 time lock. ACCOUNTS SOLICITED. sWAUlefra holidays observed.- Albert A. Korbb. J. SOOTT Will; HORNE & WARD SUCCESSORS TO EATON & BROS, X0. 27 FIFTH AVENUE, PITTSBURGH, PA. s:prig7i882. NEW GOODS EVE2Y DAY SPECIALTIES lmfaroideries, Laces, Millinery, Whit Goods, Hind kerchiefs. Dress Trimmings, Hosiery, Gloves, Corsets, Msslie. and Merlne Uederwear, In fants' and Children's Clothing. Fancy Goods, Yarns, Zeshyrs, Mate rials of AH Kinds for FANCY WORK, Gent's Fflriiisfti Goojs, k, k. T6VR rATROHAQE IS BBSrncTTCLLT SO LICIT CD. CT-Orxlers by Mail attended to with Prompt ness and Dispatch. TUTTJ4B POLLS "THE OLD RELIABLE." 25 YEARS IN USE. The Greatest Medical Triumph of the Age. Indorsed all over the World SYMPTOMS OF A TORPID LIVER. Loss of appetite. Nansea. bowels cos? live. Pai n in the Head. with a dull sen: sauonjn the back part. Pain nnder the shoulder blade, fullness after eat ing, with a disinclination to exertion of body or mind, irritability of temp, er, Low spiri ts,Lossof memory,with a feeling of having neglected some dntyt weariness. Dizziness, Flatter ing of the Heart, f)ots before the eyes. Yellow Skin-Headache.Restlessness at night, highly colorecTUrine. IF THESE WAKKIITGS ABE CTHEEDID, K3i; tSUZ3 TU SOCJI Bl SXTXU7SS. TUtTS FILLS are especially adapted to such cases, one dose effects such a change of feeling as to astonish tbe sufferer. They I sicreas c A p petite, and caosa tbe body to Take m sVlrah, thus the sys tem ts ssoairiahee and by their Temie Actimn on tbe Disreetive Orfrasis, Kearat rar Wtool. are prolaced. Price 3 eesita. TUTTS I1AI1I UYE. Gkat llAntorWiassiCRs chansred to a Gloht IIlack byasinsrle application of hi DTK. It imparts a natural color, acts instantaneously. Sold by Druggieta. or by czprese on rvoeint of S) 1. Office. 44 Murray St.. New York FASHIONABLE CUTTER & TAILOR, bad many eznerience branebes of i U r ineas. 1 TaUorlna; bus ts. 1 a-aaraatee SatisiacUoa to all whe may eall ap oa me and favor sac with their pat- Yoars, Aa., WM. H. IIOC11TE TIsEISe f4ensierH, Pm. marl CHARLES HOFFMAN, UEBCHAIIT TAILOR UfoTHcHemers BtereJ LiTUT STYLES Ci LOWEST PEICES. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. SOMERSET, I3.. $66s weec at fcoena. tt ootflt tree. nay abeoiately eare. are ties. jep- ital sot required. Keaoer, ll yoa : want tiaslnesa at which usssims of I ei'tker sex, yoana; er eio, oaa ssase great pay au th time tbey work, with abeolate eertainty I writefur pstrUcalars te B. Haiutt, snrUaasMle. 4 EJ omer THE UTIL.IT Y P GRCMBLING. O rumble, grumble, jrumble on ! Old habits you easily can't lay by Nevertheless, old Fanner John, I read the troth ia your bright brown eye; Weather and market bae all gone wrong, Year upon year you heaped complaint, Your past produced but a doleful song, Your faith in the future, alas ! is faint. a O, Farmer John, you're a truthful type Of the land you lire in and love so much ; Your smile cannot make the crops grow ripe, Or send up tbe markets to such and such. O serious, serious Farmer John ! 'Tis that old, deep feeling of discontent That through plenty and famine has mov ed us oi For grumbling brings good government. ltd ran Letnard in London Society. A BRAVE WOMAN. At Jlr. Lonsdale's aristocratic mansion in Philadelphia the earliest letters were brought in with tbe rolls and coffee, so that Mrs. Lons dale was languidly eating orange marmalade when her husband read out the contents of the letter with the black edge which had just come from Moon Mountain. Left a widow 1"' echotjd Mrs. Lonsdale. "And with six daugh ters. What a very unpleasant cir cumstance ! " She was my favorite cousin. said Mr. Lonsdale. " As bright a girl as I ever saw. I suppose, Nao mi " with a little hesitation we couldn't take her in here? " Take her in here?" repeated Mrs. Ijnsdale. " Why where could we put a widow and six young wo men ? We actually haven't room enough to accommodate ourselves." 44 W ell, well. I'm sorry for poor Marv." said Mr. Lonsdale. 4 1 think she had the bluest eyes I ever saw. Six daughters, and we never had one. Perhaps, Naomi" with the old hesitating formula 44 you wouldn't like to adopt one?" 44 Thank you," satirically observ ed his wife. 4 When I do receive an adopted child into my house it will not be the country article." At the solitary little farm on Moon Mountain, however, the same topic was being discussed while Mrs. Drix was sewing on the simple mourning which the bereaved fami lv could afford. Helen was washing the dishes, Rosie was darning the carpet with woolen vara of the same color and Lizzy was trimming seven p1 straw haw with bands of crape, as inexpensively as possible. Susy was picking over a shining tin pan of dandelion greens tor dinner. Esther, the youngest and rosiest of them all. was feeding a Hock of downv chickens, and Sarah, the eldest, was absent at a neighbor's, helping to make ud the spring out- iits ot a nan a dozen ooys. 44 Sarah was always so handy with the needle," said Mrs. Drix, with pardonable pride. But, mother," said Rosie, look inr ud from her work with a trou bled countenence what are we to do?" "Mother," said Lizzy, 44 our Lons dale cousins in Philadelphia are rich. Couldn't we go to them ? " 44 Certainly not," said Mrs. Drix. 4 1 wrote to them, telling them of of our affliction, and they sent back a letter full of common-places, with out even offering to help us." 44 But they are rich, and we are poor." 4-Yes, and they live in splendid style, Hattie Cooley says," added Susy. 44 Very likely," said Mrs. Drix. 44 But as long as there are seven pair of hands in thi3 family, and God spares our health, I do not pro pose to turn genteel beggar ! 44 But mother," began Rosie, who was the care-taking member of the family, I really think " 44 I've settled it all in my own mind," said Mrs. Drix, stitching awav until her needle looked like a glei'm of steel lightning. "The house is large, although it isn't built after the latest fashion. The air is wholesome and there is the Black Spring, where people come to get the water for ten miles around. I mean to keep boarders." "Hurrah for the little mother ! " cried Essie, clapping her plump hands. "And I may help you make custards and do up preserves, mayn't I, mamma ? " Susv and Either shall help me." declared Mrs. Drix. 44 Sarah can al ways earn her living by tailoring work. Helen shall go into the glove factory; I'm told they seed new hands there. Lizzy can help Mrs. Dart, the milliner, and Rosie is to be nursery governness at Mrs. Mil lingham's. And if between us we can't earn a livelihood it will be vf ry 6trange." Susy and Essie were delighted. Rosie naturally regarded her posi tion as a decided promotion. Hel en, however, dropped a tear into the pan of hot water which she had just poured out "The glove factory, mother?" she repeated. 44 But it will be such a strange, lonesome place. I dan't think I shall like iL" We must all of us try to like our duty, child," said the brisk lit tle woman. " I'm an American wo man, aud they cannot discourage me. This is a country for women's rights." II. u Mary is going to open a boarding-house," said Mr. Lonsdale again to his wife. . " She has requested me to insert an advertisement in tbe dailies for her.n "Very laudable of her, I am sure," said Mrs. Lonsdale with a yawn. "Suppose you were to go there for a few weeks before tbe Saratoga season opens ?n suggested Mr. Lons dale. " You cant very well stay here while the painting and repairs re going on." " I don't know that I can endure that sort of living," said Mrs. Lons dale dubiously. u Mary Drix used to be the beat set KSTAJBLISilKJD 1.827. SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBEIi 1, IS84. housekeeper I ever knew," answered her husband. " Do you suppose she will take me cheap?" " I should imagine bo." So Mrs. Lonsdale wrote a patron izing letter to her husband s cousin bespeaking tbo beat room. But when she got to Moon Moun tain there was only one little square room left. The fame : of the Black Spring had gone forth in all direc tions, and a newspaper editor had promulgated an article praising the delicious, pine-scented air and well populated trout brooks of the moun tains and the consequence was the farm bouse was full. " But this room is so small," said Mrs. Lonsdale, fretfully. u It's all I have left," said Mrs. Drix, 44 and I could have let it half a dozen times over if it hadn't been reserved for you, Cousin Naomi." 44 You'll take me at a reduction from the usual prices, I suppose ? " said Mrs. Lonsdale, 44 1 shall charge you just what I charge everybody else, neither more nor less." answered Mrs. Drix. 44 But I m a relative," pleaded Airs. Lonsdale. What cood does that do me ? " said the widow, fixing her blue eyes full on Mrs. Lonsdale. My terms for a room of this size are 815 a week." 44 But that is too much," whined Mrs. Lonsdale. " How much did you expect to pay ? " aoked Mrs. Drix with a cu rious sparkle in her eyes. "In this wilderness here," said Mrs. Lonsdale, " $10 would be " "If those are your ideas we shall never come to terms," said Mrs. Drix. " But if you are really cramped for money " Mv dear Mrs. Drix you have no idea of the perpetual demand on us for money. 44 1 will take you for twelve dol lars" Mrs. Drix completed her sentence as if the other had not spoken. And the bargain was completed Mrs. Lonsdale had not been in the house a week before she took her husland's cousin severely to task. " That horrid old man in the fad ed olive-ereen suit has the best room in the house." said she. "The verv best 1 " 44 Yes." said Mrs. Drix, "he is my mother's uncle. He was always ffood to mv poor husband. 44 But I'm told he only pays half- Drice ? " 44 Yes." confessed the widow. " He is very old, and can't go up and down stairs, so of course he must have the first floor room." " But he hasn't any property ?" 44 He ownes Carragee farm, across the mountains," said Mrs. Drix, but nobody will rent it of him be cause the land is so rocky, and the farm house was burned down last fall when there were so many fires in the woods. Bevond that he has nothing." Mrs. Lonsdale frowned. " Nobody has any right to live to be seventy years old without having laid up some little provision lor the future." she said. " I was thinking," said Mrs. Drix, "that perhaps cousin Mortimer Lonsdale would contribute a little to his support, as we are equally relat ed." 44 You mav be very sure that he will not," said Mrs. Lonsdale, with emphasis. " Very well," said Mrs. Drix calmly. "He shall never want while 1 can help him. The very next week, however, Mr. Darrow was found dead in his arm chair. And by will he had left eve rything he possessed to his grand- niece, Mary Dm. " I wish vou ioy of Carragee farm!" said Mrs. Lonsdale. 44 Of course you'll have to pay taxes on it, so it will absolutely be money out of pocket" " It was all he had to give," said Mrs. Drix. Meanwhile tbe family was pros pering, caran was engaged io mar ry a thrmy young larmer oi me neighborhood. Helen was earning a good living. Lizzy was contemplating the set ting up of a small milliner's 6hop on her own account and Rosie was in high favor at Millingham's place. Even Mrs. Lonsdale admitted that her French cook could not excel the creams, delicate cakes and delicious puddines which these young dams els compounded. " I'm almost sorry our rooms are engaged at Saratoga," said the city lady. " I am getting rather to like Moon Mountain. And your table is decidedly good, Mary. And as for the girls, I have grown to like them very much." Mr. Lonsdale himself entered as Babe SpOctG " "Well," said tbe lady airily, "what is the news, Mortimer ? " " Bad news," said Mortimer, in a hoarse accent. " We are ruined 1 The business has gone to wreck the cashier has fled to Belgium and we haven't a cent to call our own 1 " Whereupon, naturally enough, Mrs. Lonsdale went into hysterics, screaming, " Oh. heaven ! we are ru ined, ruined 1 My life has ended, Mortimer I might as well die as starye." IIL When Mrs. Drix came in, Naomi was wildly loading her husband with reproaches and struggling with him. Mortimer Lonsdale stood with something glittering in his hand. Mrs. Drix went up to him and took it away with gentle authority. " Give me that pistol, Mortimer," said she. " Get up, Naomi, and leave off crying and sobbing. If you ever needed to be a woman, you need it now." " We are ruined we are ruined 1" " I neyer can redeem myself," said Mortimer, huskily. " You had bet ter have let me shoot myself, Ma ry." " Pshaw ! " said Mrs. Drix, curtly. " Suicide is the last resort of the coward. Don't you know, Morti mer, that it ia always darkest just before daylight?" 44 1 den't know what you mean," said he, " Then listen to me. The old law- yer has just come over from Carra. gee farm. He says that they have struck a rich vein of iron on the rocky hills there. A stock campany want to buy it of me for $80,000, and I've agreed to Bell it Uncle Darrow was as much your grand uncle as he was mine. We'll divide the money, Mortimer, you and I." "But I've no right to it Mary," faltered he. " Not by law, perhaps," said the widow, "but you have by equity at ail events, half of it shall be yours. What do I want with fU, 000 ? Half will be great riches for, me. lhe girls are all doing well and I like to lead a busy life. Mortimer, you must take it" Nay, lie turned away his face. 41 Mary," said he, " you have heaped coals of fire on our beads !" " Mary," sobbed Mrs. Lonsdale, "you're an angel." So Mr. and Mrs. Lonsdale settled on a pretty farm on Moon Moun tain, and, strange to relate, their on ly son, Geoffry, eventually married pretty Essie Drix. " So you'll have to adopt one of Mary Drix's girls, after all ? " jo cosely said her husband. " She's a perfect little darling !" said Mrs. Lonsdale, who had soften ed strangely of late; "and her mother has shown me what a com plete fool I made of myself. She bas brought me to my senses, Mor timer, and I think we are all the happier for having been ruined." Answers to Correspondents. Aristophanes Your joke about the bathing suit being so small that it was carried in the pocketbook is good. It is too good to use. It will keep. At least it has kept all summer, and this cold weather will not impair it3 vitality. What we particularly like about it is its air of newness its unmistakable flavor of originality. There is no veneer or imitation about it. It is original. So was the ark, Aristophanes, so was the ark. Margaret No, the South Sea Is landers are not Cannibals ; they live on fish. Every time they catch a new missionary they have a dinner of fried sole. Nicotine The custom of making genuine imported Havana cigars of brown paper and wrapping them with leather, had its origin among the Connecticut cigar makers in the hard times of eighteen hundred and naughty five, when the tobacco crop failed, and the most rigid economy had to be practiced by manufactur ers and consumers. As you say you are only nineteen years old, it don't make any difference to you what ci gars are made of. You, can get just as sick on burnt leather as you can on tobacco, and you'll enjoy it just as much. Dreamer You must indeed be a dreamer. Want to know where you will find a poem containing the line, The melancholy Jays have come, the saddest of tne year. Never heard of such a poem, and if the line you quote has any exist ance at all, it must be in the airy cobwebs of your own dreamy brain. Dream out the rest of it, and we'll print it for you. Send the MS. to the business office; they'r offering special rates on melancholy poetry in car lots this season. Melville Your drama covers too much ground, like a Colorado cattle company. It reminds us of a 44 pat ent insides " newspaper, wtich con tains in one column interesting and interwoven articles on "Spring Work in the Garden," "Summer Bathing and Directions for Treating Persons Rescued from Drowning," 44 How to Collect and Preserve Au tumn Leaves," and " Household Christmas Decorations." Westward Ho Certainly, son ; go to California by all means. Glo rious climate. First six months of the year they pray for rain ; t'other six months tney climb trees and run awav from the floods. Spiritus No. we don't know who said, 4 The good die yung.' But if you are no better than your spelling you will live to cut your fourth set of teeth, and 6ee a President elected without a scandal. Mabel This damsel wants to know "Is there anything in all this world worse than the rum traffic ?" Well, we don't want to appear prej udiced, Mabel, but we rather think that for unadulterated badness and irreclaimable worseness a tea store chromo gets away with any terrestrial horror now extant Young Theologue Yes, we think you might class gosn dum and dad bing" as profane swearing. 44 Gaul ding " may also be considered a swear word. 1 m swizzled is another. All these words bear the game relation to thoroughbred, sky blue profanity that the pale-pink Umonade of the Sunday school pic nic does to the raw whisky of the target company's excursion. Thev are the outgrowth of a terrible strug-1 gle, a theological compromise ar ranged by our Puritan ancestors, who recognized with a faultless spir itual vision and worldly acumen the necessity of a pure life and a sinless vocabulary, and at the same time tbe utter impossibility of plow ing a New Englaud stone patch without a class of words designed to relieve the overburdened mind and astonished feelings every time the plow handles broke a man's ribs and extorted every last drop of vital breath from his panting body Bur dette. A Great Surprise Is in store for all who use Kemp's Balsam for the throat and lungs, the great guaranteed remedy. Would you believe that it ia sold on its mer its and that each druggist is author ized to refund your money by the Proprietor of this wonderful remedy if it fails to cure you. C. N. Boyd has secured the agency for it Price 50 cents and IJ.00. Trial size free. At a New York convention of deaff mutes a pair of patent ears were shown with which it waa found a deaf person could hear better than with an ear trumpet eraM MAIXE GRANITE. The Quarry where tbe Granite Used for tbe Government Boildinga Is Taken r'rom. All over the United States, in the larger cities, may be seen great build ings, handsome and costly specimens of architecture, and structures which are marvels of engineering skill, the carved and polished walls and tow ers of which once lay in rugged masses on a little island far out on the bosom of Penobscott Bay. This island ia the southerly of a pictur esque pair known as North Fox and South Fox, each being incorporated as a town, named respectively North Haven and Vinalhaven. It waa o long ago as 17C5 that South Fox saw its first white settlers, and 24 years afterward it was incorporated as a town, naaned as above for John Vi nal, Esq., of Boston, some of whose relatives yet live on the island. The southerly half of this sea-girt town is one solid mass of beautiful gran ite, and the quarrying of this Btone has created a pretty village of 2,0o0 people at one of the many snug coves Carver'B Harbor. Eor nearly half a century stone for building and paving has been sent from Vinalhaven, but it was not un til the decade of 1S.30-C.0 that very much was done. In 1851 Moses Webster and J. R. Bod well, one a New Hampshire boy. the other from Massachusetts, went to the rocky island, and with a capital of about $300 began quarrying operations. They had few tools and no machin ery, but got out the stone as beet they knew, and then slowly convey ed it to the shore on drags drawn by cattle. When the government built two big forts in New York harbor in 1852 or '53, the contract for furnish ing the stone was given to Bod well it Webster, who managed to fill the bill all right, and thus got a good start in the world. Since then they have prospered, and now do proba bly the largest quarrying business in the United States, employing from 500 to 100 men as the volume of trade varies, paying $25,000 to $50,000 a month in wages, and keep ing the whole island community happy and prosperous. To see 500 quarrymen, teamsters, blacksmiths, cutters and polishers all at work, "hammers and tongs," is an interesting sight. Were itliot for the fact that granite is found in strata of quite uniform thickness, quarrying would be a most difficult and expensive operation, and a great part of the stone would be wasted. When a quantity of stone is to be taken out the first thing necessary i3 tc make a head, downward through that is to CUt the horizontal strata until a whole transverse sec tion of a layer is exposed to the foundation. Then, at the desired distance back from this head, which resembles a ditch 20 to 50 feet long, the quarrymen drill what are known as " Miller holes " in the granite, which consists of three triangular orifices, drilled close together, and some depth into the stone. Gener ally one group suffices ; occasional two or three are drilled. Into these holes are poured tremendous charges of giant powder, which, when ex ploded, start the whole mass of stone as fajr as the " head " from its strata bed. After that it ia easily split up by driving little iron wedges into a series of holes drilled on the dimen sion line. Immense derricks, guyed up by heavy wire rigging, and oper ated by stationary steam engines, swing ine stone lrom place to place in tne quarry; rollers of iron and hard wood are used for the heaviest pieces. Ponderous trucks, drawn bv heavy horses, go floundering along toward the cutting shop, with great Dioct-3 triced up under their rear axles with chains. The truck wheels being about fifteen feet high, it will be seen that a large stone can be carried in this way without dragging. The quarrymen work the year round and average $1.65 per dav ; bovs, $1.50, and cutters $2.75 to $3.20. All the tools, except one kind of ham mer, are furnished by the company. At the Sands Quarry, Vinalhaven. not long ago, one of the largest if not the largest pieces of granite ever quarried was taken out for the Gen. Wool monument, at Troy, N. Y. It was from 10 to 15 feet square and GO feet long. After all the labor and expense, however, the monstrous stone was found to contain a flaw ; it was rejected, and another had to be cut. A beautiful monument for Dr. William Gibson and wife, of James town, Pa., (who are not yet dead, by the way), is in process of cutting here. It will stand on a sarcophagus, and will consist of a tall pillar with ornamental base and cap, to be sur mounted by a statue representing Faith. The work has taken two yeara now, and the monument will cost $05,000. In Vinalnaven every man has granite doorsteps, granite hitching posts, and even a walk or curb of granite before his house, at little or no expense. One man who lives near the shore has a wharf of this neat white stone for his private use, and there is no reason why all hands shouldn't have granite houses, ex cept, perhaps, that they havn't time to build them, for there are thous ands of tons of the material thrown away for slight imperfections in color. That part of Vinalhaven which has been dug up and shipped away as granite of late years ia distributed principally thus : Chicago Board of Trade, Cincinnati Custom House and Post Office : Atlanta, Ga., Post Office and Custom House; Fall River Custom House and Post Of fice: East River Bridge; St Louis Bridge ; basement and sab-basement Albany Post Office ; lower part of new State, War, ana Navy building, Washington; basement and sub basement, Pittsburgh Post Office ; Welles building, New York, and many miles of paving. There is enough stone left on the breezy little island to build all the Poet Offices, big bridges and monu ments for an indefinite period. All they take away dosen't seem to make much of a hole During the last six years 87,217 youos men have left Prussia to es cape military service. o WHOLE NO. 1733. Dungeon Life. There ia or was lately (1871) a Polish lady, the Countess of K , living in Paris. She wears a very singular brooch. It ia encircled by twenty precious stones, on a ground of dark blue enamel, covered in the centre by glass. And what does this brooch contain? A portrait or a lock of hair? No, only four com mon pins, bent together in the form ot a star! And she wears this in memory of her husband, a Polish nobleman, who waa put into prison because he was thought to be a se cret enemy to the government It was a dark, deep dungeon, far down under the ground. He had no one to speak to, for no one was allowed to see him but the keeper of th( prison, and he of course was not permitted to converse with his pris oner. Uava, weeks, months passed on, and he was still left in his dun geon. He waa most miserable and feared that he should lose his senses, for his reason seemed to be giving way. Oh ! if he had onlv some hope some one thing to relieve his misery, reeling all over his coat one day he found four pins, and he actually wept for joy ; yet what could four pins be to him ? He took them from his coat and threw them down on the floor of his dungeon, and then he went down on his hands and knees and felt all over the floor till he found them again. When he bad succeeded in this he scattered them again on the floor, and could you have gone into his dungeon you yould have found him croping on his hands and knees for his four pins. When, after six years im prisonment, he was set free, they still found him groping in the dark for his four pins. It was all his work. Nor would he leave his pris on without taking his pins with him. They were his beat friends, because they had given him some thing to do in his solitude and con finement, and his Countess had them made into a brooch which she valued more than gold. They had preserved her husband's reason. The following is one of the most aflecting records in existence. It is from Count Gonfalonieri's account of his imprisonment in the fortress of Spieberg, above the town of Brun, in Moravia, for a political offense in the reign of the Emperor Francis of Austria, who died in 1835. ile was an Italian, and had conspired to dis possess the Austrians at Milan : " I am an old man now, but by fifteen years my soul is younger than my body ! Fifteen years I exirted (for I did not live, it was not life) in the self-Ranee duneenn. tn fpt unnars I Dnrintr kit vears I hsrl n. rnmnnn. never rightly distinguished the face of him who shared my captivity in the eternal twilight of our cell. The first year we talked incessantly to gether. We related our past lives, our joys forever gone, over and over again. The next year we communi cated to each other our thought and ideas on all subjects. The third year we had no ideas to communi cate we were beginning to lose the power of reflection. The fourth, at the interval of a month or so, we would open our lips to ask each other if it were indeed possible that the world went on aa gay and bust ling as when we formed a portion of mankind. Te fifth, we were silent The sixth, he was taken away I never knew where to execution, to liberty but I was glad he waa gone; even solitude were better than that dim, vacant face. After that I was alone. Only one event broke in upon my nine years misery. 0e day it must have been a year or mo alter my companion left me the dungeon door was opened and a voice, from whom proceeding I knew not, uttered these words : "By order of his Imperial Majesty, I intimate to you that your wife died a year ago." Then the door shut and I heard no more. They had but flung this great agony in upon me, and left me alone with it" The companion for six years with Count Gonfalonieri waa a French man. Count Andryane. who has since published some memoirs of his own life (" Memoirs d'un Prisonnier d' Etat, par Comte Alexander A ndry anne.") He mentions that Count Gonfalonieri was liberated at the Emperor'a death in 1835, and sent to the United States, from whence he returned to Austria. There, broken dwwn by sorrow and suffer ing, he wandered about for a fw years, aud died at Urian, pied deSt Gothard, December, 184G. Count Andryanne adds the touching inci dent that for a time Count Gonfalon ieri was allowed to receive letters from his wife, and when she was dy ing she wrote several letters, dating them at different future periods, that he might, when delivered, think she was still alive. This tender, loving kindness was, however, cruelly frus trated by tbe sudden information of her death, so brutally conveyed by order of the Emperor. Poor man! he was spared no single pang. It E leased God to " vex him with all is storms." Sufferers from the effects of qui nine, used as a remedy ior cniiia and fever, will appreciate Ayer'a Ague Cure, a powerful tonic bitter composed wholly of vegetable sub stances, without a particle of any noxious drug. Its action is peculiar, prompt and powerful, breaking up the chill, curing the fever and expelling the poision from the sys tem, yet leaving no harmful or un pleasant effect upon the patient. A deaf mute in Illinois bas inher ited $2S,000 from Germany. He will return to that country to live. There are not sufficient school ac commodations for the 13,320 chil dren on the school list of New Ha- yen, Conn. There ia a project on foot in New York to remove Castle Garden and make Governor's Island the immi grant depot A man wants to know what will bring out a mustache. Tie a cord around it tightly, hitch the cord to a fence post, and then run backwards. Fret Presi. Balzac's Xcmo. Every curious collector of the memorable sayings of great men has probably enriched his store with Cromwell's request to be painted with all his wart3. By the side of that saying let there be placed what, in posing for his bust Balzac said to the sculptor, David d'Angeiera : "Be careful of my nose : mv nose is a world !" A truly remarkable world this Balzac noee, which David ia to hand down so carefully to posterity, having a deep, perpendicular furrow at its roof, being square at the end, parted into two lobes, and pierced by yery open nostrila,whereto waa never seen the like in any mortal nose whatsoever. A still more re markable nose by reason of being situated between such worlds of eyea " black diamonds illuminated by rich golden retlectiona " where in waa a life, a light a magnetism, a sovereignty, a seer-like penetration, a rabelasian gayety never seen in any other. But a most remarkable nose for being placed near such a world of a mind as few noses have enjoyed proximity to since the original mold of humanity waa cast and consecra ted ; on the confines of which world no man can linger without becoming conscious that hia world of mind, whether great or little, has received a fresh impulse to orb itself more nearly into perfectness. Therefore I wish to draw near to it for a moment before I evoke the general past of which it was a part, confident that in the end I shall have no apology to mtke to any sympathetic souls who may consent to bear me company. September Manhattan. Stanley African Servant. Mr. Stanley has with him his fa vorite servant Dualla, a slim Soma li of 20, picked up at Aden, who baa acted as his confidential attendant for the last five years. No one could fail to be attracted by hia bright, in telligent face, his genial smile, and hia answers to some pleasant badin age which his master exchanged with him at luncheon, showed a sur prising readiness and grasp. With the various points of the Congo question he is thoroughly convers ant, expressing hi3 opiniona with much decision ; of De Brazza, of the missionaries, of the Portuguese and so on. The length of the Congo, from Leopoldyille to Banana Poirt, he ia known, and when he appears at a station he is at once recognized as the representative of Mr. Stanley, as whose ambassador in advance he often acts. In fact, Dualla ia a dip lomatist of consummate tact, which does credit to hia teaching. Hia English is wonderfully good, and at prewnt he is aquiring the art of writing. " Dualla is getting whiter every day. Do you U3e Pear's soap, Duella?" asked Mr. Stanley, laugh ing. But Duella had not tried its virtues. This is not hia first visit-to London, though it possesses great attractions for him. I am afraid he prefers the gayeties of Paris. Duella is getting homesick and ia going back to Aden for a time, at least, to friends. " Duella thinks the white girls are very pretty, but I know there is a dusky Somali maiden in the case, eh, Duella?" Duella blush ed, laughed, and beat a hasty re treat That he has faith in England is evident from the fact that out of the i."350 he has saved from hia wages of 80 a year, he has invested 250 in consols. The odd 100 he has spent in presenta for hia friends, like the thoughtful fellow he is. Origin of Common Oaths. The expression, " Don't care a damn," is said to nave been invent ed by the Duke of Wellington. Ita derivation ia most innocent, the damn referred to being an Indian coin, a dam, of infinitesimal value. The curse in " not worth a curse " ia identical with the plant "cress." The expression is so used in a work of the fourteenth century. " Piera Ploughman's Vision." The English were known as "Goddams" as far back aa the time of the Maid of Or leans. Joan addressed the Earls of Warwick and Stafford, when thy held out to her hopes of ransom, aa followa : " I know you well. You have neither the will nor the pewer to ransom me. .You think when vou have slain me you will conquer France, but that you will never bring about. No! although there were 100,000 Goddama in this land more than there are !" " By Jingo " comen to us from the Basque peas ants, who have long sworn by Jin coa, which is the Basque name for God.. " What the deuce" ia said to bave reached aa far back aa the Nor man conquest, when "Deua" waa a favorite exclamation among the Nor man knights. We now come to the vulgar and objectionable epithet "bloody." This baa been said to have originated in the aristocratic oath of days gone by, " By'r Lady," but we are assured by our present authority that it is simply the Ger man " blutig," which our soldiera brought with them from the Nether lands. The word, which ia now sel dom heard except in the mouths of the lowest of the people, was not considered objectionable. It ia used by Dryden, bv Sir Geerge Ethendge in the " Man of Mode "; by Shakes peare in "Macbeth," and other plays ; by Beaumont and rletcher in "PMlaster "; in Piera nougn man," and we find Dean Swift writing to his luve, Stella, " it growa bloody cold, and I have no waist coat." Laws have often been made against swearing. In March, a quartermaster in Cromwell's reel army ws found guilty of swearing, and condemned to have his tongue bored with a red-hot iron, hia sword broken over hia head, and himself ignominiously dismissed the service. A writer in later daya proposed to deal with the habit in a different way. He said the clergy encourag ed swearing by declaring it to be a sin, and that the custom would die out if it was believed to be a virtu oua one. He added that a clergy man of hia acquaintance not only assured hia congregation that swear ing was not wrong, but constantly used oaths in hia sermona in order to prove that it waa right X Y. Evening Telegram. Tho Oldest Man in Somerset As well aa the handsomest and others are invited to call on C. N. Boyd, and get free a trial bottle of Kemp's Balsam for the throat and lungs, a remedy that is selling en tirely upon its merit, and ia guar anteed to cure and relieve all Chron icand Acute Coughs, Asthma, Bron chtia, and Consumption. Price 50 cents and 1.00. Since boyhood I hav been troub led with catarrh and hay fever, and had been unable to obtain perma nent relief until I used Ely'a Cream Balm. It haa eured me. E. L. Clickener, New Brunswick, New Jersey. Price 50 cents.