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tSTUSHEO itzT. TVrms oi'lviblieation. : i,t,1 rvry Wednesday muniu t 2 ; nm. p! i advance ; herwi-se fc " ; H ,varUh "-nr-J- j ,. itn -riptHHi will diaewitinmsl mil all i-,-" re I""'1 "' vtusu't,'T,' t"-4'"'" vH'tf " hen -ols fiber do n.4 t k e mil iheir held re-pmsible for the snlairrip- ji-r win ti.o. whMTi!,i" rensninz Irian mtt pomrtttice U an- j ., Write uftbe name of the former a nils .1,. i.rvseul office. Address Ht-j. l" I . Tilt S.HtKUKT IltKALl), SumwT, Pa. .,, ,,1V..R. O't '.. f 1. ' ' 0. uv i; bk ri'KStVS-AT LAW, .nivr- l. I'a.. and rraiikti MtiU-frt JWiUuu, fa. ... ... nrlvl''WVP I f-aj' u.i'ii" ..-, i h '' All'.KNtY-AT-LAW. f A suerse. I'a. 4 . j.i in li. "7 a. h U foli-Ntl-Al w. V" hllMrr't, JTl. J" ATP IKNI-.I -A1-!W . r mum Mi. I'a. 1, T K ' " ' I . i I 1 a l iiKN - AT Law. X . . iMUHMrrrt. Pa. II - - ,...v ,t i ,u- j 1. , , IWr1'' . .. 1 - ritteret. rs. t . . i- Ti.'KVT. S Al l'diSKY-AT lJkW Hmawraet. I'a. J' 1 !irTrrv-AT ' N.I4114TM-1, Pa. , miu. ix t .auity Bank. I. r.Ai.u. A i roK.VEY-AT-I.AW . i.iuejel. I'a., M irM'-tetT-IW I A .j,,. i. !. i . I ' . HI , i rnK.VEY-AT-l.AW . I i.iuttvel, la.. ....i ; K " ' v '" r,', ,u u, tiiiu , wil mwt I a.. eutrtiMed I- nun will reeeive (,ifl:w!i- t (j t ,.itR..l.i. . H. Kt'rru. j , .1 I l'i iTll Kl'IMT.L, ! I ntiKM-Ys-Al-LA. . rM.merx-t. I'a. , . ., etnmn-i i" " , . ! ,,.,: a., ;.,'',..,i,itt,ui,Hl, T1,T. j l 11 ktHlNTZ. ATToKNKY-AT-LAW. r4Hut.-rMtl, ra.. ,n, , i.T..ii iHletiU1' to I'""!"- eiitrumed m i.ui-iet and a.ijomtin: iwnrtii-. iTiiiiii'K H"4 Kow. 4pitile tbet txirt h.n-4-. .... . .. ViKYKK-S I) AlToK.NKY -AT1.AW. . swrtneTai, Pa. i,s.-; '.-i-llttw. elttnL-ted to In- Pare will lie ... :,... I l..ii" pntinpuie-. . "" "! '7 I J " H. o. K1MMKI-, " . i. . I V a 1- t a n- i. .i-k pf Bin if.l""iit: i" i" F4n.fl. V,Y I.. H'. H. A Tl"li r-l-A . met. I .,. , m Matititiotli k. up tMir. Kiltranee . L: ' -"--, 'i'.rJr.? ' Trimniiuaw. Buttons, ltli., ami liil.lntis ..... u;:t -Viiiinttl. antl all tctr.il Itlllit-r at :.,Vt,i :i. itntiiiptiie and Bdelity. Suits atul Wrnw. nml Mens ami Boys' Fttr- j . .,n t.v. L. C. COI.BOK.V I uisliiiiiir ik1s. itil.llnUN" ,V (HI.I 1:N. j Kivel.i-st..r. r..iusiii,me. 1 ATToKNKr--AT-I.AW . j Smierset, I'a. i iur Mail imU'r liu-itH'ss extemls over all ,'l Liiv-i,.. fiitpw-tl to our pare am oe Min 'in.-au'' .iiiir dii ou rwi- (hii- u r.it. II im;Y. t m iiku. 4.HIIKM-.VATI.AW, souitwt. Pa. miv and ivnsiou Aifeut. Ortiee in Mammoth 'A1.1NT1NK HAY, int'i;.vtvAii.A. tstmeraet. Ph. li.-nl.-r in K. l Ktate. W ill attend to all j tii entrusted to hit- 4are w ith prtrtlllttuess 1 ;! int. I t;.- ilN 11. t llU A'l'i I 'l.N r. 1 -A I LAW. Somerset. I'a. w 11 j,r..i ipt!v attend t.. all taiinew pntnisted . ii.u X4u.t ii.natifetltai poliei-Uiaut, 4c. Of .. id Mttii'.mtitlt ltlts k. jy: 11 S. KIMMKL1-, j lewier-hi profWHMial aervlt e to the eitlrens j .rf s.iirel ami untiiK. I u"w- profesnotmlly I , , M. i,.- mi. Is- found at his offi-4- on Main l-t.; m lii.tiit.iini. I) U. 11. W.'l'ltAKKiJ Mu.i. tr.tl - t ItiMnHrllrt. I)U !; VM. HATCH 1 .-iMlt-r- lt pntf4iaial serviti-s to the eitiiens i .1 -..n.tix-l and Mtiuity. I'fliee in Ptt tifliee I) U. K. W. l'.l.ort.H, ! ir MFol ATIllt I'HY.-IrlAS AM Stt.r.".. I T. inlt is hi.--t n it t- to till' t.ple of SrtiHTset j vt.-i'.tn. i ail- in town antl eountry prompt- ; t iiti. i!-;! to. i an is loiiutl ai orlns- day in- . 'i .:i', unit prtilriitnaUy enmuied. 9iee on "-..'lii-u-i it.ni.1 of iiianiotiti, 4.V4.T Kni'pp4r ; D':.. J. V. J.orTHl-1!. IHVsli IAN AN 1 1 si 'KitKoN. llu- l.-iit.il i.-ntisnentlv in Simers-t for the t'r.nlnt it. Itt-.t-nu. it. n-ur tti hTii: Stole. otlitv tai Main nrtst. Dl;. J. M M1I.I.KN. t'.rtftstltf la lewriVrv.) ':n -nl attention to the pres-rvation of tNf littlumi Iteili. Artifiral ta'ts ill-4-rttsl. All !Titu.iti- miaranttssl -atist'ai-tory. tittu-e in Itavr iin- li. lllairs. D1:. JOHN IUIJ. Dlt. WM. COLLINS. I'KNTIST. 'n:. i- f-nti1 nil titu (iivf-nre. utlatH kimic "i -rfli wiit-h tt liliiiij;, nafulatin cxirju-tiuu, i Arn-cmi wh fH nil kimi it. f Ihv. iiiu'.rrml nio-nt-l. All rk muiXaUiKti. I) U. J. K. MII.l.KK IU- i- riiinnt-niiy l.sale.1 ib llerlin for the prat' in- "1 i. is prolt-ssiou. otliee .tpptisue t'harUt kri-Mii., r - -tor?. iiirt-st't Cnnty IJank. tr.4rf.ys7A7 177.). C. J. HARRISON, M. J. PRITTS, i-Ki-tinr.-iT. Cashikr. ii.tiii.tii. made in all uns of the Cuius! Hlatt. ! CHARGES MODERATE. ! ! " " ! Itoi.,.,.l.m.,..-H, eUW.-.. heS. ! .-y W est tall lie ae- ! til HHiijU-.i l.v .Iran itit .-w York in anv aillu. I 4 i'.h.Iih nutiir illi pnanptiH'SS. I', r. Hou.1 I '-iiiii.T u-it'. s,.i,( Money ami wlnl.hs set-imsl j tiv.iwet.i in..Hti4l' eeirliralcvl aaiw. itlt a Sar- -t itl Ya!..,wtl!tte loek. ! ACCCTOTS SOLICITIC.' Ail L.al HoIi4iain OtssTved. CURTIS K. GROVE. SOMERSET, PA. W'"-:!. SlrKrUHH. CAERLM.F.S. sl hlNi; W AI.OSS, lil't'K t ASS VNIt KASTKJIN AXIWKTEKX wtiKK Fiiraislnsf on Sbt-rt S. aits'. fainting Done on Short Time. a ' -rl. i- uiatW- .ai: of TVsoatMy Snmmrtt M'it. a- dihe HrJ Inm rrwt rHllaailtillllT t t.ntnitted. Xeatly Kinished. and aminled to rive at1sfa4-r!oD. Only First Class Torfanea. K- pturiiyt tf All Kiwis in My Lille Tsmk- on Mi.wt .N.airv. Prl.- RKASOXABLE. ami All W ork Warranted. i-.ti t . . i 'auaiKl Kxaniinemy Mn-k. and lm Prn-w. j tdii Wact.n a.n-k. ami furnish -Vive tir Wind- ; M ik Kemendier tlu- i.ltus. ll i i CTJRTI3 K. GROVE, (Fast of rin H.aus i lt)i.KRsl!T, PA. mm Eaaraateed f?-iiil??r- l(rmlMMIM,v.T, (SL.. V-.(ss.... 7clj.-a.a. Hcraaer. Jr. Sb Co.. BALTIWOItK. Ml. r 1 tie. VOL. XXXV. NO. ON THE ENGINE. Running an Engirt While OeatMy Sick. - i Aimn, Jams., J. ImrU . .!, Itvmkmt. S. i; sis : i am an enrtneeron the Old Colony kaiitxaul. ami run the Fall River laau train he. tween rail kiKT and Lowell, residing ui Taun- ivm. rtw an years i xin.nn cvervtliiiuf l.ut death fowl dyspepsia, often I had u:b bliudiur n-k I i,.Mit.-i.-ii.-. ,, I k.hlh .i....r .1.;- ... .- - - ." ' . . 1 I II 111 . II 1 1. as 1iih partly u lmilr Iialilti. ufeatitiK. ami partly Ut the jar rf tit 4tiintif. K'ntrtt)Ur tliat liait trWl hrani iff. and had hero uvatt! hr "me of the ties! phyneiam in Tauut aud Umell. At tliif Ttti eal till..- IR. H.WIU J ..V.V y.., fAKHITK ril'.H. mm......! ... i. ; .i .in . i ii. . Idi. and with uiy 'at-rH-im of medkitHw vua eily funrive me ka-aayiuK that I had nut a nl'lei. taith iii it. I hail taken it but a few dav w hen I U-mn to "ei. ine raa aim wwe leeilllK kh my Htiauaeh. aud the mal.niuir oaiin left me head , , . , , ' , . . . : ' w nit riiii. hiiij nave tieen ever Kinee. It'in the only tlnnir that ever did me the leat n.d, and it drove vxvry a-he, paiu aud dla diriili.rr et.mi.Melv tmt t niv Univ. Now J keen " f.iii'ffijr. Kr.Ht.iii wiui me on Uiy enir.lie. and It site w herever I tmt T-. w.t WtlV I t 1 IVlPTi Ji 11 -.!! anyimnif. one mtht awhile air.. John LaTton. iuriiieer w ho ruu the main line 1m wt train ironi rhfton. hh on my enmiie piek an death. , He w. worn oat wilh work, had a hit'h ferer. 1 alio war.au lim.w lie ailil.j-1 bn.kedowu rr'itlK. ."t-.-it-. tuiiii, i titi ; eneer up. 1 vv imi ""meiliinron uiy emrinnhat will aet up in a i Vfx out mj l.itle i raronu- Koine dy." Hftetl hi head and rave hhn a rood de He went to l4. 1 w., Uay. alter 1 taw him. In. )n( ,.,,,. , .. 1(11U hr ,,, .. Knu war that urn IT you nrr me the other niirht?" It IttMt.hV. Roli.lont. X. Y.,"aidl. "Well,! " li'"e MTiiedy it t, tl'r the thinr for a man iu tne rallnaul. . nay we all. oiint. r asif.l Kim It i h e own rfi.T if y.ai ut from Head ehe. uidirertittn. 4 iyia'pia. one lttillarwil) ,,u '" l riv.tnte Keuily aud eure you. JULY BARGAINS ! We wan! to retliKv xtia-k ill all lViartin4-iit. tluriiip tlie tiionth of July, ami llave mailt Krint mint tittiis thniu.'liout our stores. p,.,.-, . ff , . ., live, w ill fiml it pnitrly to tlieir alrantajn- ti spinl for uni.li-' I..nli itli. We ket'. IJIupk Silks, ('..lctretl Silks, ami Vplv4-t; Wiml 1 n--1 Siiinnier wei.'lil: t'tittou Wa-li Kaliriitt, Hosiery, I'tiilerware tiltivps. Kiiiltpiitlerii's. ("ttllars and Cuff's. H.m.lki n Ukik. Tli'm White tn.sls, laneiis, ijue t'urlaiiis. Milliner-, Ilrww the States ami Territttries North, West ami South. Sal isfiwtt ir- tlealiiiL's 4niaraut4-etl, as all ltusim-ss is 4lotie on trtt:ressivp itli-as. Silks and iin-ss titssls our i;ret saoiaIty. JOS. HORXE &CO.'s RETAIL STORES, 613-621 yJENJC AVE., Pittsburgh, Pa. Albfkt A HoKye. J. -strrr Waki. HORNE & m lila ton I3ros. NO. 27 FIFTH AVENUE, riTlSIil JlGH, I'A. SPRING AND SUMMER 1886. NEW GOODS ' E7E2Y LAY SPECIALTIES Embrttiilrrir, Isw, MiflittT0, 'hitt ffW, lfntf' krrrht, rrm Trrmitiimj, H'irr, ibnv, Orr JIWutrtJwf Mm' t mtlfrvrar. In fant' mH (fctrWrnt'f 4ttiktj, Fumy UottH, Yarn, Zift)fr, Mshrittfs of all kiwi for FA M Y WO ft A'. a j Gents' FnrnlsMBg; Goods, k, k Your Patronage li Rospactfultjr tolicitett. .OrdTby Mail attended to w ith Promptnemj and Iispatt-h. AN OPEN LETTER. I.isroxiit hi;. Pa.. Mty 24. jm. ,' Mr. C. N. Bovu. S.mkksct, I'a. Itnir Sir: In t.-1if in-: lt the nx-rits tf your Mamlraki' I.ivpr fills, wonls fail me in exprosini: my just attre iation of their pal ami i nrutivp narti, as well as the uti-sja-akaltle la-m lits I have ri -eel veil from thoir use. For a sjastiy ami etfts-tivpctire for liver ilix-ase. they are unnvaUsl. As a hltssl pn rilier tln-y siirjwss all known reiiuslips. It mar tntt jifttliv la- saitl that their at'tiou titain the liver is universal, not a tflatul or tissue es- infinc their sanative intlut'tn-s. I heartilv iwrniinmajw Mamlrake LivTMllHtoany 4Mie sutleriiiu fnuii iiviT4-onilaint. Yours. - - I'Kl-AlJr.K TheaUtve t4jstiinoiiial cunte illt-i!it itttl anil I is all the more aipris iateil. These pills are aim mi; tlie l-est mailt'. Tht-y are mit a patent ntneiiy. as thefonuula ison every bottle.. Try ili4 tn. You will IhmI just-what you want. all at ntvst4rt!. wlwreyiHi willstw thetiiu-rt I xttN-k if l'tniu-s in theiitiinty. toaais the txsit I antl 4-i4is. Inw4s4t. I!est-tfiillv, C. N. BOYD. I Mamiiioth Bltak. Simkh-et. Pa. A UMTdR'S NOT4CR Th u..4atTMitm-1 bnvuiff nt'U Miiii4() An ilitir tiy thv 4rhifir' t 'xirt ttt S-tiHTMvt HUiiy Matt- n awciMim atii rvrt tliri.Mitin UKMVn hrM' irivi Dirtitv thni he ill MlU'lul U the dutw'of hit t,i!i tmnt at hi ttW' iu Amr st. I'a-. Kritiay. the 27th day if AumiM. lw.. ht-u au. witt-rv ail Nfaur. ttu-ft-te. raa al-U-wi. HENRY F. K'HKIX. aiir4. AUsliuw. A HMIMSTRAT(US Nt TI('E. kstateof JenVrat-n lilssttts. tieeeat-ed. late (af Som erset rstnaufh. -sanerset ctMinty. I'a. letters of Atimitiistration on the aUive estate havinr tas-n rrauted to the liisttTKimied by the DM titer aulhivrily. ntKice ht hereby riven to all ; per-4ais moeraeti in aain t-saie n mate imnrai. ale i-avnierii. ann tm-se navuia eiaons aa-aiutw in.. mUK. w ill prets-m them duly aulbentii-aleii aettlenK-nt on Thursdav. AtunM l. is-, at the olti. 4d F. W. BiearekeV. Kjsi.. ill' SneT--t Ht- i . juiu. Atiuiimnran-r. I QHAKLFi- HOFFMAN, N ' . .-...I. UlllV KUllllMl V- s - - - X -v.. 1 MERCHANT TAILOR. (Above Heffiey's -ore. rL"1 Stylo, and Lowstt Prioaa. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED. Somerset, Pa. 10. THE BABY ON THE PULL MAN. BV Pail IK IT. Hear the yellinr, squalllnr hahy. t-n the train, " Her its mother try to atop it. All lu rain. Nee ber aeold and pet aud spank It, Ci-ax It, pit4-h it muud and yank it : Hear Its yellinc- aud its squalling. And it eicrralHe bawlinr. While we all fuel Juat like mauling Out its oraiu. While its wild voeiferatiotta. Lour eoutinued uluUti4Mu, As we stop at all toe statioaa, . Makes ua aay. Makes Us pray That lu family wtaild rn settle Ijwn nar Popoeatapetl, And would atay ; That Mane liunrry eroetaiile Fniui the niutlily rirer Nile vtsiltl some morntur ttnue and eat it with Its huge rond-natured smile, see the panmnrera all tiare. Hear then awear At the IHit ker-faeed youmr weeper, Aritatitut the w hole sleeper. Wim't its mother Take and another It. or if not ahe stone other Kill the 4-hlld? or we all will soon go wild. We are all in aueh a ndyet At the kaid voit ed little mldjret. Sever Into sleep betruiled. Why will BtAtsaae per-uu shake it. Or just take its head and break it? Why is it that the ciradutK Ha not hour ago just t-aoekt-d her Oil the train With mirUt aud main? Ft- the aw ful uilaiit nar, Anti its )'- uneousi-i4Kui more, Nearly drive ua ant the diaar. While It bawta. As it craw ls Ail around bet-eat tbe Meat, Jettinr mixed up w ith our feet. Like a band of caterwauls. Like Niaif'ra'n watertalls. Like a thousand trumpet calls ; Ob ! the hahy is no use In a Pullman aieeviiuc berth. You can make no rood excuse Fiar iu preseuee on the earth, it should just ftt up and dust. It don't w aut to but It must. MY FRIEND THE PROFESSOR. MyIkabVan: Aline in liaxtt'. If vim pan iM-xsibly inanity it (time tlown iiere liv tht 6ur oVluck train. My moth er's duttmmil ha l-eeii stulen. Ifcin't bring a dptwtive ; we'll try it ourwlvps first. TeU-irrapb if you can come. Youn in haste, ' H. CARGILL. I ft n ml thin letter waiting forme at my flub one morning towanl the euti of Mar. (to! ofeoumel sboulil ; I had nothing jtartitTilar ti keep me in town ; m by the four o'cliH'k train I found myself travel ing Mouth in a much more lively frame of mind than I had experienped in the morning, endeavoring to while away the time with ivnjecturt as U what could really have taken place. The diamond I knew well. It was truly a precious xtone not onlv for its intrinsic worth, but also froru the fact that it hail been given by an Indian Kajah to Mm. Canill's father, ami, further, it wan the las gift of a par ent whwe memory wan loved by all who had known hint. Mrs. C'argill Wore it plainly net in gold ax a bn-nch, and wore it more frequently than perhaps most women would have thought it w ine to air ao valuable a treasure. My friend lived with bin mother aud a little sister in a quaint old house with consitlerable groumls, in a very quiet and unpreteuiling manner. The nearest vil lageof any inrportant-e was at a distance of some four ami a half miles. Often had I envied him the ijuiet j-eace of his home. His tastes were artistic, like mine, and, with such w ork as he might rhof-se to do, and the -rcaional superintenilenee of his family acas, as might lie necessary to divert his attentitm, life must have been very pleasant indeeil. My frieird Harold was waiting for me when I reached the little station about seven in the evening, and on the drive home I learned a few more particulars. The mbl-cry had taken place, as far as could 1-e judged, either during the night lefore last or on the rweoeding day, The iMiuse and the effects of the servants hail l-een sesrrht-d without avail, ami Harold luvl only awaite-d my arrival before tak ing further steps. We talked the matter over at gre:'t length Iroth on our way lwmie ami after dinner. That one of the servants was guilty seemed to me quite evident, but I could convince neither of the others tin this point. Mrs. Cargill left us soon to our winetml I continue! my endeavors without avail to prove to tiarohl that strict measures should at oik lie taken with all the ser vants. He contended that a thorough search ha4l already lieen made. "My 4lear fellow," I said at length, you should have allowed me to nse my dis. retitMi in the matter, ami I W4M1.4I have brought you down a French detective or two." "And what would your tletertives have dune? Made up a na-e story, implicating one or all of the servant, and pnibably the gardener as an outdoor agent, but not found the diamond. Now, where is the use of investigations unless we recover the diamoml?" A happy t bought struck me as he spoke. If your object, HarohL is entirely the recover' if tlte diamotxl and not the pun ishment of the thief, I have a miggestion to make ; and it may be, after all that if we .liscover the stone first we may learn mute afterward. It us have down thin great mesmerist and thtiught reader who is making such a small rommotion just now. Well tax him (if he'll come) to eoniluct us ti the stoiK. It is probably still in tbe house; the nhl-ery was dis covered so very quickly that even w ith an outsMe agency in the jierson of tlie gardener, whom I grant you I din't like, it is unlikely the stone can have got so far as tha village yet." On this suggestion, (made half in jest, liall in earnest) we eventually decided to act Tlie robl-ery had la-en discovered the iutming before, ami the setvantshad since then been pretty cltasely wabJied, an tlutt, after a further talk, which, it is needless to say, went over and over the same ground at least a -score of times, each of up attempting to provto bhittelf and to the other that detective work was what proviilence had severally meant for us, we came to the deteiruination that we would ask the great thought reader, Prof. Landley, to come to our awMance. The greatest aeciwy of rotme was nec essary. Not even Mrs. Cargill should know at first who our visitor really was ; fir oar only hope of succc. lay in the chance that if one of the servanta was the thief the stone might still be hidden in the house, or perhaps buried in the ground outside, till H could with greater Somerset safety be removed when tlie matter had had time to be partly forgotten. I went to town early next morning, and called at once upon the learned Pro fessor. He was "out" but was to be in ag.iin very anon. I strolled about the neighborhood some time so aa not to miss him, having a shrewd suspicion that he hal not yet made his appearance at breakfast. 8ure enough I found hitu a little before noon eating in a languid manner the remain of a fowl which had done duty liefore, and drinking small beer. Knowing a little of professional men, however, I recognisti the exigen cies of tlie case, and after the usual civili ties explained the reasons of my call. He was a tall man, rather thin, with weak eyes, but sufficiently gentlemanly to pass muster both in dress and manner. Rath er to my surprise he readily agreed to ac company me, and -ostponeforafew days the private engagements which he had on hand at tlie time ; but in the course of our journey down (for we returned that night ) the reason of his compliance came out. He wished to include the robl-ery in his advertisements, and all that I could say to the contrary would not con vince him that my friend would scarcely care for his name to be mixed up in the matter After considerable discussion we thought it best to inform Mrs. Cargill later in the evening who and what our visitor really was. Tlie Professor explained to us that, as Mrs. Cargill knew the diamond and had worn it so long, site w as the one w ho, with her hand in his, conlil best com munii ate to him where to head her. " If,"saiil he, "the day is clear and bright, I shall lead you t4morrow to the spot, Mrs. Cargill, provided you have sufficient strength of mind to keep your ideas fixel entirely upon the rt4)ne. You must keep it vivid ly before, your mind's eye, anil I shall lead you to it if it if in the house or grounds." Nothing had otrcurretl in the household since my departure in the morning, and the robber (win-ever he was) must now, we judged, be beginning to feel somewhat easier in mind : so in case of his defining it necessary to alter the prolmble hiding place of the stone, we determined upon immediate action, deciding to continence next morning at daybreak, before the world would be properly awake. The pmfeasor did not much appreciate the idea of such an early start, but we suc ceeded in overcoming his scruples, and it was arranged before we parted for bed that we siioulil all meet in the dining room at three o'ch-rk next morning. Mrs. Cargill was down before me, ami Harold shortlv after. Of course, we were all liefore the time.'and to wait in dumb silence (even with the pn-spect of a most interesting experiment) fur twenty min utes in the cold dawn, was anything but lively- At length the Ife-wor appeared. It Hiking, we were glad to see, eijual to his business. YVe bad left the front door ajar in case of neeii, as it w as our impres sion (so thorough a search having already been made inside) that the object of our quest must be without the house. It was rather eerie work for us ' all, except the Professor, who was equal to the occasion ami seemed to scent the battle, so to speak in the shape of some far-off diamoml which he hail never seen. At twelve minutes past three, then.Mrs, Cargill took the Professor hand, he hav ing been previously blindfolded. " Not,' he said, " that snch a thing was necesMarj-, but it calmed his power of tluiught to some extent," HaroM anil I retired a few steps, antl the silence for several min utes was deathlike. At last the Professor made a step, another and then to us on lookers it seemed as if certainty had re placed doubt. He went straight to the door, Mrs. Cargill follow ing (anil we, too, discreetly) down the avenue to the first turning, ami then bang ag-.tinst the fence in a most disturbing manner.' This little incident seemed to have upset his train of thought, and it was some minutes liefore be seemeil to grasp the situation. It was a fortunate thing that the morn ing was fine, though the grass looked alHiminably wet. I inwardly shuddered at the idea that, had there been agate we should have felt obliged to open it, and take to the grass ; and catchiug Harold's eve. we both felt somewhat gniltv, as though we might Is? shirking something. But the "something" was not to be shirked. Tlie Professor calmlv commenc ed to climb the paling, which, as his one hand was occupied, and as he was an ex ceelingly ungainly man, obviously never lsrn for feats of agility, "eemed rather ah extmordinun-proi-wling. Over he wiuld go, however, ami aver Mrs. Cargill must go with him ; when a man is in a trance he is very unreasonable ; how Mrs. Car gill stood it I cannot tell, save that she herself was, perhaps a little affected. Yi'e were helping them quietly over w hen the Professor got into a ni'ist unac countable hurry, and ha4l we not both devoted our attention to Mrs. Cargill she and her leader must have fallen, and the train of thought been probably, broken. We hail l-een asked to maintain a dis creet silence, but I could almost have sworn I caught a smothered exclamation from Haroltl as Mrs. CaryiH's fts-t was brought smartly round upon the side of his liead ow ing to the Pnifessor's unrea sonable haste. Once over the Jailing the scent seemed to have grown weaker. Of course, there was no hesitation in the avenue, and a very evitlent abencof such feeling w lieu palings had been surmounted ; but once 011 the dewy grass things might lie taken more easily. 1 went back to tlie puling to join Harold, and we left the pair to themselves till they got fairly acrom the fii'lil. Then the Professor seemed to rec ognise the proximity of another paling, and we had to run to lie in time to help them over. We were getting more used to it now, and Mrs. Cargill was bearing up wonderfully. We hand-d them over without any mishap, save that the Pro-fc-or' frit got twisted in the fence, and his boot (one of these elastic-sided mon strosities, ami very old J came off in the struggle to extricate him. . t - : : - - Harold and I had, up till now been feeling not a little skeptical about the proceedings, but the fact that we were in the wood by this time, and that the Pro fessor seemed totally uncoiiMciouK of the alatence of his boot, began to impress ns. It seemed, too, a little extraon Unary that he should be aide to go calmly 00 now without -knocking against or wishing to surmount the trees. It was by this time thoroughly light ; we most have been out for nearly half an hoar, and as yet had done itothing but ESTABLISHED 1837. SOMERSET, PA., AUGUST climb palings amlget our feet very wet Still, it certainly seemed that there might be some method in this mailness, and so on we went, more slowly now, owing to the brushwood, which happily was not very thick. Suddenly the PrifeM4or stop- lied, in so decided a manner that I could not but think it posmlile tnat we were near the odjwt of our sea ri 6. He was at the moment just opposite a thick laurel bush. I linked hastily at Harold, who appeared as confident as myself that we uita-4 have come to somethjng to cause such a deciiled and prolonged stop. A few 'minutes of silence and suspense pass ed like hours; then, a step forward, and tlie Profescor conunentxd to stoop slowly downward, when we heard a rustling among the laurel leaves and a fox slunk out from tne other side of the bush and nuule off through the wood. This dis tracted! my attention for a moment, and when I looked round the professor had resumed his usual stiff-backed attitude. We waited for full five minutes. What had gone wrong? Where was the Profes sor's promise? Was there nothing in the bush after all ? ' He slowly relaxed Mrs. Cargills hand : " It is no use, gentlemen J can do noth ing more justnow !,,: But whv? What was the reason? Why stop himself just as discovery appeared certain ? The Pro fi-snor could nmlerstaud it no more than we. " I came here," he said, guided by Mrs. Cargill's Ui ought. I dont know where I am. I had the diamond, or the clue to it, five minutes agtf ; now it is lout Whether Mrs. Cargill ceased to assist me or not, I cannot tell. But I know I can tlo nothing more just now It seemed best if we wished to preserve any secrecy in the matter, to muke our way home as quick as we rould. I gave the Professor his Us-t, aad Mrs. Cargill (who was something exhausted) my arm ; and we returned gloomily, almost as we had come that is to say, by the shortest and most direct wav. V were all too disgusted with the Professor to be able to discuss the matter amicably with him at the moment, so we parted quietly and like guilty creatures in the hall to court the sleep, which weall.liegan to feel would be beneficial. My position I could not but think was rather an un pleasant one. Old friend of the family as I was, I could not bnt blame myself for bringing so fraudulent a Professor to the house. However, I decided before fall ing asleep that it would not be quite fair npon oar visitor to eondeinn him right off on the failure of a single experiment His explanations later in the ilay niatie the matter no clearer. Jle was certain that he had been on the track, and it cer tainly looked like it, but tlie reason for the sudden "stop he could not telL Still, in the end he managed to talk us over, and Mrs. Cargill was induced to go through the experiment again, but this time we were to start where we hail left off. i me thing alone the IVufcs-s r would swear to tne diamond couia not be in the house, else he would never have gone outside. Also, he informed ns that his foot, notwithstanding his thick stocking was considerably the worse for wear. The hour at length came again. Har old and I hail decided to dispense with sleep; Mrs. Cargill and the Pnifessor turned up very punctually within a few seconds of one another. The morning was clear and frosty. We w alked to the laurel bush, where, having blindfolded the Professor as before, Mrs. Cargill took his hand. He soon started off, taking no notice of the laurel bush, but away through the woisl. We mast liave been walking for several minutes, and at a pretty quick pace, when.Jike an evil omen, a fot (probably the one we had seen on the previous night) sprang out of a clump of unilerwixsl and vanished among the trees. It was the same storv over again. Our leader's jiace slackened ;then he stopped. Could it be that a fox was, as it were, a non-conilucting agent? I put the ques tion to the Professor ; nay, I further hint ed that perhaps when in a mesmeric state the sense of smell might lie so heightened that be had been follow ing like a foxhound for two nights in succes sion this evil denizen of the woods. He put the suggestion aside with scorn, but the more I thought the more I felt there might be something in it, antl Herold so far agreed with me as to question the learned Professor next day as to whether he lutd ever been fond of hunting. We had gone home as liefore nonpluss ed ; we had retired to our rooms, slum bered late, and met for fresh discussion all to no purpose. Mrs. Cargill wished to give up the attempt and call in the detectives, HeroUl antl I were inclined somewhat ignominiously to agree. But we had iorgotten the Professor. .His blood was up; our taunts on the subject of fox hunting had aggravated him more than we hail fancied, Pnve himself right he would ; his honor, he insisted, was at stake ; he must be successful in the end. He appealed t4 Mrs. Cargill to stand by him, and the king am! short of it was that she agreed to make a third and last trial, the Professor on his side prom ising that it should be the very last It rained hard all the evening, antl at daybreak when we met it was so damp, dreary, and misty that we all felt relieved when the Professor asked us to leave matters alone for a day and give his last attempt every possible chance. All this time things in the household bail been going on quietly enough, and it seemed as though the servants had quite made up . their minds that no furth er search was intentled. The only fresh cir cumstance that came to light was that tbe gardener's kennel, formerly occupied by a tarue fox for which be had .a great affection, was observed to be empty. The man afhrtned that the animal had slip ped its color the day before. We could only question him casually, on the sub ject, but it seemed likely that the animal, whose scent had proven too strong for the Professor, was the one which the gardener affirmed only to have escaped on the previous day. The animal, he said, was bound to come back for its meals sooner or later, but we did not altogether agree with him on that point Daybreak next morning saw ns again asseutbleal in the' dining room, and we left the house to reconunence business in the wood w here we had last stopped. It was a fine, clear morning, and gave prom ise of glorious day. The Professor was on his mettle. He nad said to as, "1 will succeed to-morrow." and to sao-eed he evidently intended. " '' He stood for a few minutes blindfolded, as usual, before he took Mrs. Cargill's 18, 1886. hand, and then commenced to move for ward, but in an opposite direction to that we had been taking when he hail lost tlie clue before. On he went, ami on, right through the wood, till the affair began to grow tiresome. He was going well, to- oay certainly ;. lie bad kept ns at it a good long time; but if we were only go ing to get a few hundred yards every night and perhaps not find the stone af ter all, we might as well give tbe matter up entirely. Harold appeared, from the frown upon his face, to have begun to consider matters in this light too, when tlie IVufessor, who bad been going at a fair ice, suddenly stopped. It seemed to me only natural that, as he had gone further than he had ever gone before, he should stop. His imbecile mind could stand .the strain no longer. After Considerable hesitation, however, he turned slowly to the left, bent over souio thick brushwood and gradually stretched out his hand, "It's that fox again to a certainty," whispered Harold to me; "the Professor's as mad as a March hare." No signs of tbe fox though and the Professor was well into the bush ; if tlie diamond was there, surely a sud den flash of thought would assist him; but it was not likely to be there any more than our friend the fox, who would certainly have made off long before now. Ere my ideas were completed the flash of thought did come, A sudden dart downward on the part of the Professor was instantaneously suceeedetl by a frightful yell that rang through tlie wesjd Mrs. Cargill's hand was dropped in a second, and it seemed as though the Professor was engaging blindfolded 1 in some awful struggle with a ft whom none of us had as vet seen. It was the fox after all. The Professor had tracked him down this time, if not to his den, at least to the trap in which the animal wasstniggling. Certes, he was pretty severely punish ed for his fox-hunting propensities! Foxes don't usually attack until driven to the last extremity, am! tlie I'rufesror must have forced the animal to the fur thest point it could go with the trap on its fore paw ere he nuule that sodden dive which was so disastrous for him. Had it not been that the learned man's hand was most terribly bitten we should have been struck with the alwnrdity of the scene. Mrs. Careifl bad had a ureat fright ; the Professor was in a towering rage, not merely at the injury 4 lone to his hand, but that he should after all have again tracked down his fox; so Harold anil I alone were in any condition for action. Th Professor swore he must kill the fox that luvl so bitten him, and so great was his wrath ami haste that he would scarcely wait till we had stanched his wonml with a handkerchief. I took Mrs, Cargill to some little dis tance, and w hen I returned the fox was wellnigh demolished by the aid of a stout stick, with which the Professor had promptly avengeii himself. He was calmer now, and as we were talking over the little excitement of the moment, he gave it as his decided opin ion that either Mrs. Cargill must, un known to herself, have been wearing the diamond all the time, or the fox must have swallowed it. The last idea seemed to have something in it, and he was so impressed with it that the only course to convince him (for we had begun to doubt his sanity) seemed to be to dissect the animal there and then. I left them to inform Mrs. Cargill of our last resolve, when a shout of joy from the Professor and of surprise from Harold, nuule me hastily turn to rejoin them, Mrs, Cargill, hearing the shout, was with us in a mo ment. The diamond had been found '. The fox had not swallowed it ; but tied tight ly round its neck, roughly sewn np in a bit of brown leather, was the missing dia mond. The Professor was exultant ; his wonml was forgotten ; he had been right after ali! But who was the thief? Some one one must have committed the diamond to the fox's care. Was it true that the animal had slipped its collar, or had the culprit freed it for greater safety in the belief that it would return for its meals? Only the gardener could tell us, antl he would probably not miss his fox till we saw him in the morning. Excited as we were we talkeil it all over in the wood, and w ere considerably later than nsual in getting home, where we parted at once silently, retiring to our several chambers to take the rest we so well earned, after mutual compliments, all around. We hadilecided that theganlener alone could be the thief, anil that we would confront him with the charge in the morning but we hail recokoned without our host ! When we had assembled for breakfast, tbe Professor with his hand wrapped up in must nngainly fashion, Mrs. Oardill met us with a blank face. note, which the servant hail fisnml in the silver chest some minutes si nee, ex plained all. It was a filthy piece of work manship, but still legible, and the con tents, alas? too plainly strike the truth. It ran as follows : Missi s i seen vou anil the frintlemen :oo nites wankin atsut the wis sis lookin for mi fox. You kant find him eny more than me so ime off. i hop von mav ketch my fox i kant so me ami my pals tnk a few spunes insted. lour tibetlian strvent, TOMBLAK. ps thenks for levin the door opin, Tlie Professor was the only one who maile a hearty breakfast. lie had proved the power of thought reading ; it was our fault, not his, the gardener had been too sharp for ns. Now, of coarse, we had the detectives down, I Kit we never caught Mr. Black. "Tnk a few spunes insted r I should rather think he had ; there was not a piece of plate left in the house ! Of a Convivial Californian. Senator McDongall, of Califttrnia, was convivial and witty to a degree. Return ing from the Capitol one night slightly excited by tea, he mistook Maryland for Pennsy lvania avenne, and in the dark ness fell into a moddy sewer, from which he was try ing to crawl, whena policeman came np and inquired ; " Who in the name of all that's holy are you?" "Gent ly, my friend, gently," came the labored response ; " when I left the Senate cham ber I was McDooealL, bnt now it seems that I am Forward." Man ftmmatt Argo sxrat :' -r-" - -' : ";: Yenexnela has been favored with blue and rose-colored hailstones. erald Lesson in an Egg-Shell. Prom the Chi earn Times. Five hundred million dozen eggs, says an English paper, are annually consumed in tlie United States ; their value, at 8 pence per dozen being considerably more Than Xlti.OOU.OOO. These figures are to some extent aouainted for bv the nation al fondneas for pastry, of which die tie- dared eggs to be " the great original.' One of tlie best signs of a thriving indus try is the little public fuss matte about it Tbe American poultry fanners have for a long time been naturally and profitably silent But a cause of disquietude has at length arisen. No duty is imisisetl on foreign eggs, and some sixteen million dozen of these are annually imported in to the United States, The competition is not so very severe at present, tlie foreign supply being lew than one-thirtieth of tlie entire consumption. Still, forewarned is forearmed; and an American "trade" journal presumably expresses tlie senti ments of its subscribers when it indig nantly asks whether the native egg indus try is to be crushed oat by the rivalry of the "cheap pauper fowls of the old world." There is perhaps mure pique than pro priety in this expression, though it sug gests obvious matter for reflection on our side of the Atlantic If we may judge from the innumerable treatises founded upon the problem, "How to make poul try pay," poultry seldom does pay in England. . In regard to this matter there is a sinirular if not a painful contrast be tween English indifference and American enthusiasm. American pnslucers are ex cited by tlie fait that a qnite insigniriiaiit proportion of foreign eggs finils its way into their markets. English should-be producers are in no way disturbeil, al though every retail shop in the kingdom has practically to rely upon the foreign supply. The statistics of these imports tell their own significant story. During the summer months from fifty to eighty tons of eggs are landed every twenty-four hours on the quays of Harwich. These come almost exclusively from North It aly by the way of St Gothard tunnel. The daily rarg? occasionally amount to as much as 1:10 tons, representing about 2,0(10,000 of eggs, of which London is al most the sole destination. Besides these, from 50,000,000 to 0,OiK),000 of eggs are sent into England every month from Denmark, Germany, Belgium and France. Tlie last country does a thriving export trade after supplying the egg-loving Par isians with the 40,000,000 dozen which is their annual consumption. It may be instructive to note some of tlie points on oar coast, at which this foreign pnsltv-e is discharged. Weytrrtsith receives from 3,000,000 to 4,000,000 of eggs per month ; Newhaven ami Southampton over H,l)0,- 0(10 each; London (port of,) 5,000,000; Harlepool, 8,01X1,000 ; Grimsby and New castle, 5,000,000 each; Leith, 2,000,000. The duty on imported eggs was repealed in 1). If there is anyone thing on which poultry experts are agreed, it is that fow Is thrive best in moderate companies. A stock of fifty head of fowls is likely to yield a greater proportionate profit than oneof five hundred. Poultrv keeping is, in fact the it leal of a pi sir man's industry. The enormous continental supply of egs is not due to large establishments, bnt to a well-organized systehi of collecting the produce of small ones. Tlie Italian peas ant finds fow l-keeping one of his most profitable pursuits. He barters or sells his eggs to the local agents of the great dealers, who apportion the various cir cuits to traveling collectors. Thus, by in numerable small but fructifying channels, the prosperity of the ronntryside is con nected with the maintenance of the cen tral marts. Such facts as these might ap peal to the general laborer, or at least to many who assume to la? interested in his behalf. THE GIRL AT THE GATE. Heaven bless the girl at the front gate with peach-bloom on hercheeksand love light in her eyes. Some men would shut her out of our literature, but I am not one of them. The girl at the front gate tan never grow old to those who have been there with her. Years may come and go, but the music of the low voice at the front gate will not be stilled, and the memory of the cherry lips we kisseil at the front gate will hold out faithful to the end. What if the old gate dies sag and its hinges rattle and its latch refuse to hold it shut? What if the posts are shaky and some of its pickets gone? We love the dear old relic still. We love it for the sake of the girl who used to stand out there by it with roses on her cheeks and nectar on her lips. We held the old gate up ami counted the stars, and bid giaal-by ami then coun ted the stars again. How many times of a night was gtssl-by said? How many times did lips meet over the dear old gate? The old gate knows, but it will nev er telL The old front gate may have counted the kisses, but I never diiL And I am sure that tlie girl with the peach bloom cheeks never did; And wiiat of the girl with the peach bloom cheeks? Ah, me! She married another. She forgot her vows at the old front gate, as some girls w ill, and married a richer ami handsomer man. - And I ? Well, I went off to another front gate where there were other peach-hit sun cheeks and other lips as sweet, ami just as many stars to count. And now I have a front gate of my ow n and a girl of my own, with peach-bloom cheeks, who counts the stars with the boy of the girl whtise vows made w ith me at the first front gate were broken. But he is a true, gtasl boy, and my girl is a good, true girl, and heaven bless them both as they stand to-night at the old front gate. Sob B'tnlrttt. She Gets Enough Kisses. A Coatesvirie, Chester County, girl has steady company in the person of a young man who is forever and forever a kissing her. She likes a share -of this sort of sweetmeats, but quite frequently it palls on her taste. He invited her to ride the other moonlight night ami she accepted, fully realizing that she would be made the target of no end if osrnlatory prac tice. Out on the road, in the moonlight, the young man handed ber the reins, placed his arm about ber waist, and then 1 drew nearer to her. She said nothing. Ham ling back the lines, from somewhere beneath her wrap she drew out a base ball .attics' mask, strapped it to her face and reached out for the Lines. CoatemriUe Una WHOLE NO. 1831. A Beggar's Romance. From (be Chicago Tribune. Irid yon ever notice tlie little old wo man w ho turns the crank of a wheezy old hand organ on one of the railroad via ducts ? Iay after ilay, summer and win ter, rain or shine, she is seated there on a little eamptool, grinding out tlie same oltl distracting tunes. Hot or coM, she always wears tlie same tat Us I gown, and the same threadbare stiawl is always drawn tightly across her shoulders. A little black bonnet, rusty with age, is pulled well dow n over her foreheail, so as to hide her pinched and careworn j leatures. rerhaps yon nave caugnt a chance glimpse of her pale face and saw something in the pitiful expression that caused you to stop for an instant and drop a coin into the little tin cup. It tirobably never ocenrred to you that the life history of this street ls?ggar is inter lined with a choice bit of romance. Yoa certainly never dreamed that tlie humble creature before yon was once the belle of Salt Lake City, a leader of fashion, and the heiress to millions. Yet site was. She is the oldest daughter of of John Brighain Young, one of tlie wealthiest men in Utah, and a favorite niece of the once faun Hut Mormon prophet She was reared in luxury, ant! received a liberal education. Gifteil with rare musical tal ents, she became celebrated among her people as an accomplished vocalist, and at one time was the principal contralto in the choir at the tabernacle. She was ber father's joy, and just as she was bud ding into w oman boot i he pledged her hand to a rising young elder who hail l-en active in proselyting for the Mor mon Church. She remonstrateil, but without avail. A short time before the day set for the wedding she was secretly married to a young newspaper man. He was a (ren- tile. When her father got wind of the marriage he renounced his ilaughter ami cast her out of his house. She tied with her husband to New York, where he ob tained employment as a reporter on a morning newspaper. Shortly after his eyesight became affected and he was un able to retain his position. Then came the struggle fl ir an existent. Their little savings were sin exhausted in trying to restore the husliand's eyesight, and after three v ears' treatment he became totallv blind. Though dLsinheritexl and reduced to poverty, the devoted wife remained true to her marriage vows. She wrote to her father begging him to aid her, but re ceiving no reply, songht fi.r employment. Every one turtles 1 a deaf ear to her ap a?als for work, and as a Last resort she accepted an engagement in a concert sa loon. There her splendid voice attracted attention, and she was able to earn enough to give her blind husliand a com fortable home. Their prosperity, how ever, was short-lived, for ns! long after she was prostrated by sickness and the fever roblwd her of Iter voice ami left ber but a wreck of her former self. Dis heartened in spirit and feeble in health, she liegan the life of a street beggar, w an tiering from place to place and finally locating in Chii-ago, the Mecca for poverty-stricken Bohemians. Although drag ged down to the very ilepths of desimir and degradation, she has steadfastly clung to the sightless old man who un wittingly caused her downfiill. Recently a woman who knew the t"ggar many years ago saw and recognized her, and by close questioning elicited the sad story of her unfortunate career. Kentucky Cattle Stealers. A few years after the war, says the Louisville (Ky.) Tuwt, Ed. Collins, a shiftless fellow of Men-er county, was indicted fiir stealing tattle. The case came up Isi'fore Judge J. C. Wisiilfe, now U. S. Attorney here, then Circuit Judge. The trial was in the Court House at Ilarnsls burg. Phil Thompson, Jr, was Prosecu ting Attorney and Phil Thompson, Sr., and Col. Thomas C. Bell, now Assistant U. S. Attorney here, api'aretl for the de fense. Collins had been a soldier in the Federal army, while every man on the jury, the Prosecuting Attorney, lircmt Clerk and the Jnlge himself hail fought forthe Confitleracy. The w itnesses were brought forw ard and a plain case of theft made out against Collins. The only dependence of the defense was the testimony of Collins' daughter, Rose, who was to prove an alibi. She was a beautiful woman, anil was made to tell her story fur all it was worth. Col. Bell made a most touching plea, appealing to the sympathies of the jury for a beautiful woman in distress w ith all the power of language he could snmiiion. But the veterans of Donelson and Shiloh were unmoved. Then old Phil Thompson laid himself out to mystify them antl raise a doubt of the prisoner's gtii t, and he, too, finally begun to appeal to their gallantry. In the midst of a glowing sentence, how ever, he found the jury yawning, Lsiking out of the window, and wholly inatten tive. Breaking off his pathos the old lawyer leaned track on a table a moment, eyed the jury quizzically with a humor ous tw inkle in his eye, ami sasi : " Look here, gentlemen, this stealing was done during the war, and yon can't do anything with a man for that. You, Tom Munday !" he continued, turning and pointing to the foreman of the jury, a strapping big Kentuckian, "don't y.Hi rernemls-r that sheep yon stole in Fowl's Valley? You can't convict E1. Collins.' There was a general waking up of the jury, and a smile went round. " And yoa, Dan Bond; you know that horse yon stole from Lord Alexander in the spring of '62? Yon can't send a man to prison for stealing cattle." Tlie smile broke into an open guffaw in one or two places, ami half a dozen men on the back seats stotsl np. As the old man took op the jury one by one and retailed his shortcomings, the laughter be came general ami continuous. Finally he said : "And there's my Phil. Wasn't he one of Morgan's greatest horse thieves? What can he say .against Ed. Collins? Am! you, Ed. Butts ; too re member that raid on that old Yankee sympathizer in East Tennessee? And can yuu raise your voice against him? And bis Honor on the bench, if the troth were known " but the rest of the sen tence was drowned in a shout of laugh ter and nproar of applause that shook building. The jury was out three minutes, and they brought in s verdict for acquittal. The town of Verden, in Germany, has just celebrated the 1100th anniversary of the completion of its cathedran. Letter Carrying In Savage Lands. Three scientific men, Emin Bey, Dr. Junker ami Sig. Casiti, have fiar two years been virtually prisoners ha the depths of Africa, says a writer in the New York Sim. Hemmed in on one side by the followers of the mehdi, they retreated southward until they were stopped by hoctiln blacks is far from th sourier. uf the Nile. There they now are in the Unyon country, waiting for the succor which two parties sent out under Drs. Fischer and Lenn are trying amid great ditficoltiea to carry to them. Though cut off from all hope of escaping by their own exertions, they have been able to send a letter to their frien.ls. The bet has been frequently illustrate.! within the past year or two that the castaway in savage lamls ran often make his sad plight known to the friends whom it is utterly impossible fW him to reach ex cept by letter. The messenger who bore the missive of these nnfortunates to Victor Nyanza was probably just tike those who, until recently, were wont to travel over the same nsul fnwu the Egyptian outcast to the great lake an almost naked savag carrying his letter in a split slick, which he Is ire high above his head when walk ing through the tall, wet grass. Postmen Like this have done a great deal of Wtter carrvinir throuvh the African iunaies. I ami they have proved faithful anil ex peditious. Tlie muMonaries of the north e mi of Victoria Nyanza for some month past have virtually been prisoners in Kubaga, ' and until recently none of them were permitted to set font outside of the town. Y'et in the dark days when no white man could possibly reach them, anil they hardly dared to hope that their lives would be spared from hour to hour, they managed several times to communi cate with their frien.ls in England. Hid den in the garments of Arab traders, their letters safely reached the coast, ami were read in England about three months af ter they were written. In the same way a number of white captives of the mehdi have contrived to semi tidings from their prison huts in Kliartouni to friemls in Euroja. Six hundred years ago the man w ho wished to send a letter north from the south end of Cochin China placed it in the ham Is of a courier, who was relieved when about twelve to sixteen miles on his way by a second courier, ami thus the letter was transferred from post to post, the couriers traveling at a sharp trot, carry ing the letter as far in one day as the ordinary traveler could j4Kirney in three. Exactly the same method is still employed to carry tlie mails over this route. Along the royal road that skirts the sea from Saigon through Annam to Hue the couriers still hurry at an extra ordinary pace with their mails snugly stowed away in bamboo tubes. The methotl of carrying tlie mail in savage lamls is here and there iinprovinif. It is now possible, for instance, a tlwa sund miles up the Congo river, to affix to a letter a pi art age stamp bearing the por trait of the King of Belgium, and the won Is "Free Congo State," put it into a civilized mail bag, and semi it on its jour ney to the sea. This is a decided im provement on the black native with the split stick. An Incident of the War. Captain MeGrath, Clerk of the Supreme Court, tells a good story of his war expe rience, going to show that during the war, at least, the world sometimes seemed so small that yoa werpcontinually knocking against souiebtsly you didn't expect to meet Just after the fail of Vickshurg the Captain's regiment, the Seventeenth Wisconsin, had charge of a lot of prison crs,niitt of whom had man net I the works immediately in front of them during the siege. These prisoners were snpplied with rations ninler tieneral (.rant's or der, the same as their guanls, but they didn't always, or even generally, eat alone. The Unitm soldiers fellowed with them, to a great extent, and, while iruard ing them as prisoners, really treated them as oltl friemls, and discussed the incidents of the siege with them with great relish. Among the prisoners was a young officer named Saunders, belonging to an Arkan sas regiment, who became a favorite in the camp of the Seventeenth, and spent a great deal of time for a few tlays among its officers. He had come ofa good fami ly, was well educated, and among gentle men always a gentleman. When he was paroled, a few tlays later, he parted from his recent foes, now friends, with evident regret, taking with him a new Yankee uniform which his entertainers hail made np for him to replace tbe tattered garb in whicn be kad been captured. He went away exjaycting never to see his new found friemls again, bnt a few weeks la ter, as the regiment was approaching Nachez, early one morning, a lone horse man, in bine uniform, mounted on a innie, was seen approaching from the di rection of the city. He evidently did not see the blue-ositB until they were nearly tiain him, and then seemed anxious to avo'sl a meeting a kind of conduit the soldiers couldn't understand at first, as he w.ire tlie blue. Tlie soldiers thought j they must have caught a spy, but the first orhcer who came up identitie.1 Sanndem. Being among friemls it was easy to prove his parole, and he was soon free again, and this timecriawd the river ami went home to Arkansas. A year later the rvls-1 an.! Union ar mies were confronting each other near Atlanta. There had been sharp firing on the picket line all ilay. Just as it was getting ilark it let np a little, six I pretty soon a voice called out from the Confe.1 erate rifle-pits: " What reiriment is that?" The answer went laack : " Seventeenth Wisconsin." Then tame tlie surprising inquiry : " Is McAuley there?" "Yes." " Is MeGrath there T "Yes, Who the d I are v.?" " Sati rulers, of Arkinsaw." A slwait greeted this annsanceruent, anil " Sanmlers, of Arkinsaw," was at 01 ice invite.! over. He came, ami, oa in vitation brought a party of fellow-relayls with him. Then, as so often happened Is.th in the East ami tlie West during the war, men who had spent the day in act ire efforts to take each others Uvea, gath ered around the same camp-fire La the evening as chawst friewls, and then re turned again each to his p of duty, to look upon each other as in tit lei dogs or hated enemies. Dr. K. Butler, yiaster.if Arts,Candri.lge University, EnglamL, says: "St Jacobs Oil acts like magic." Smiloii's cotoh and Consumption Cure is sold by two. W. Ben ford A Son on a guarantee. It cures Consumption. One night awhile ago John Layton, who runs tlie main line blast train from, Boston, came on my engine sick as.leath. He was so feverish and nervous he almost crieiL Cheer op, John," says L "and 111 fix you In a jiffy, and I gave him a good dose of Dr. Kennedy's " Favorite Ketue dy." He went to bed. Two days after I saw him looking strong as a batcher. -That's the stuff for a rail road man,' he said." Daniel Fit'a, Engineer Old Colo ny Railroad.