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ESTABLISHED 127. 'oim oi" I'ublication. tnttii-wn every bwwwiij - -' . .nnuta. i I11 " advance : uthcrwiae r.' .Kt ; I i ribly lif chanril. j oMilTi'U mill he dDaimilnued oiilil all j an iid up. Poatniaatrtu neflcrtin j .1 i...A f. flu mlaa-rile ,af " jbwril-f Tniovinr from me r-M.-fftee to an- M-r Hl.Mli. " ' '! tla l""1 !. Ad-b The Simekklt Hekalu, Simkhskt, Pa.. )(K 'Ik in-' " .. ATTuRNKVS-AT LAW. i 1. .,,.1 nr. l-'miik till Ktreet. .,, ll.-.' I-.I-UMII.T. -- - lili W. WI'-SlXKLR, . ArTMKNb.Y-Al-LAW, somerset, r. ..k 4 Hecrio.'.Hlock, up rtaita. nC,.t III '' t i.l'i.K R. SCCI.U 7 ATToKNfcY AT-. . a, SiuerM.t. i'a. iHN i: -sOTT, ATTi'KNEY-AT-LAW. suincrael. I'a. ATloKMA-AT-LAW. t- miemet. Pa. II. F.XHsI.KY. ATT'k.VKY AT LAW. f-iit-rw-t. I'a. . , I TI.'KNT. N ArroKNKY AT IJiW r-iu.-r-tt. Pa. M. II. J l-KITTS AlT'l-NKY-AT LAW. r-aturna-v, I'a. r-..ii"'r- t Vainly llank. I. mil:. AlTl'UNKY-AT I AW. .aurn--t. Pa., W,. -ira'-ti.v 1 s-ainfa"' alhl aaljoiiiiiiK c-aiu-' l.i t.i:-iit.- fiuriw.Ti u bim a ill rwrive ..il'i am l.lM.11. I H. ..ll'il.'TH. W . 1L Kri-rtL. c A 1 H'Kr.Ai s 'iiier-i-t. Pa. lMi.;ii'- fiiinin.-.! l lli'-iT ran- will be ! Ii.v Bl.'l ."IH-UluKy au-u.-u lit. i.uii-i: iu i n" srol. ..-iu- Mauiui'tUi Bi.a k. M. II. KxNTZ. ATToKNt Y AT-L VW. r-tiiu-r-fl, I'a., ; :( i.r.iniitattiinai Uilai-lmna eiiin.Kil i"n in XIUH1X1 and aaljiiiiiiiiK wumn-. in Criminii H"U-i- K. ..-iU' tne vVjurt I) MKYKH-S at in;tv-AT LAW, i; ln:Nf fiiinu'ivd lo hi 'n? will e -.,,(, i.i u Hii pmint'iiuiw ami fuKiny. Hti.t M . m r. Nftn l, tirjtl Ui J. Ii. Snyler A J H ii. KIMMKL ATTuUNKV AT LAW, H atTt ii.l Ut '! trti riitnu-U! to ht nri' i ,i,N-rs-1 nii-l M.i.M'imnK tiniliTii-. Willi .riiuiil--w uii-i ti-K iitv. ' "li'v on Main ni Mftvt. J MI I- V ATTOKSKY AT-LAW. M.iner-'l. Pa. iir -., V! Maliilnotli MU--k. lip -lairs. Klilraa.-e r.i Mrn-I. I ..ile' li'Hi- itia.ie. e-'tau-s .Ill.'l Minint-l. and ali i.-ir. . nu-liie-- at- j. 1,.1,-J I.. .piu-llieallii lid. aly. A. J l. iH"KV I-. OIJl..X. vil.liiiKN A I.!.tKN, I AITiiKNKYr-AT-l AW. Smiern-t. Pa. Aj; i,,,.!,, i-iiTnl-li-d tn lair eare will tie ,,...i',.;!i and faithfullv alleli.U-'l to. olleitioiia l.,.. in -..im nil. Iwiilonl and aitjoiniliu null n, -i;n .- in: and i-onveyaiieiiu: done on rea-P.-tiat'il' ti-nu-. ir ri.VKY. r st -ii K.i.i, ATTl'KNKY-AT LAW. Siliier-et, Pa. Ikninlv and INn-ion Aki-uL Oflili' in Mammoth l:;..k ' 'Al.r.NTINK HAY, ATT KN EY-AT-I.AW , i-.iner!a-t. I'a. VI-. N-hL-r in Ib-al K-lnte. Will attend lo all ,!;.i. ei.ini-inl l hi i'a"' tth T.ii.lnii and li.l.-lin. J oiin ii. rnu ATi'oKSKY AT LAW. Nutt r't. Ta. Will nuiptly Hit. n.l t IUmi!M -mniU'l fn him M'in ttiUaiHitt i4i ml lift inns. Ac. M- I) u. II. KI MM K.LI. T. r- hi- pr.."i..nal M-r -iivr to the riti7ena ,,i -.n. r-. t and vh ii.itv I'uiew proti-ionaliy . iiLMiit Ih- ran la- l.ailui al hi- iBi e on Mam St., i:- "1 iiiHllH'11.1. l) i:. ii. i;wi r.AKK.i: ... .iiHrt k!il vit iiiuy. "flur in nik -tov in I) li. WM. MATCH l.-ii.i. r- I.i- pr..f.i-i..nal n-r iit t.. Ibe eiti'.-n-..I .,, r t Mud vi, iimy. iii- in I'.ot iittn-e H.lii.tll'.i; 1)K R W. IU.ol t.IL u inii. all- in i.tun mikI 4ii!i!r n(init h nlttilf. to. f an firtind t oltn-e day T nttfii, unit- t.r.'t-iinMlly t-m.-ain-'l. !Tt n s-i::';,.-! iniT t liHiiini. mvt KniiM"'' nU. J. M. A l"TH KK. niYMcnx AM' !;a:iN. Hi (ipi nsl r-Tmam-mlv in smitrt fx the HKn-ii Main trvet. DK.J.S. M MILIaKN. .ivr .iH-iiiil iitlfnTh.tl totlu Vr,',,,ri"Mti,m tiff nniiiml tf-ih. Atuti'l t! iTrnM. All 'lTCHi fiiiirHiiUM-il mtislii,!ry. flife in Her k. i. uirv. "IW u-rij.ip. i t tmk vl IWvritf Klurk. DU. WM. ( tLLlNS. W-.NTIST. ii l' fimii'l ui all tim ntHTvl to'Vu-nll kiiil tt w.rf-i, ,i,-ti n rtlhn. mniiih.ir. rxirHtiiui, A'-. An iivial nt'ili ot nil ami ff tht limit nti n. rtiHt. AH rk ifiiniuL :. J. K. MlI.l.K.Ii Ha- -. nnaiii-iitly La-uti-l in rk-rli!-. t- the prae-ii-. in- pTiard.ai. oniee o,..He i barM Somerset County Ii;uik. ,t:TAMti.iHt:i r:.) C. J. HARRISON, M. J. PRITTS, tnil-t:,iii mailt- tn H rt nf ihc t'uit1 Siait1. CHARGES MODERATE. - iiiii.-tl.( l.y -trnfi n r k in ll Mini. ' 'iHiiiiti tbM'ir iiti itntniHiK-. V. HHli '"-itiil a;t.l M .ny Mild vUilik-' M-UTrd l- mi. oi !;, .1.1', rvt-traK-. ilh sr- rt-iil A Yak- --Jtt utur Ux-k. All jrvtil IMirfaTt titiTred. CURTIS K. GROVE. SOMERSET. PA. Hli.i.!l. SliKK.liN CAKKlA'iKS. M'KINii W AlioNS. Hi t K AiitlXS. AMi F.asTKUS ANKWK-TKKS WnKK Kinii-iiit .kj i-hon ii. Painting Done on Short Time. a. irk 1- madeont iaT 7Vir.aaW)f Smmmfit Mf. and tlie H"tlnmai4 ttni, Hnli-tanliallr t iM-triK1it. Neatly Kinmh.-'i. and Warranted to cive rtati-raiTHpn. 2p'. Osly First Cass Wcrbaea. ke)mtur of All Kind- in Hy Line laww ua .-!. Niii. rrk- REASON ABI.F, and All Work Warranted. a;! and laniine y s-k. and Learn PHoea I do M,i-w.irk. and furuUh tv-iie. for Wind H 11'. KeBinuher tUe ai-. and eall In. CURTIS K. GROVE, ifjwK of Oairt ILiwr i WiMKRSET. I'A. 6eari.ted Sa21 faJV.a (MiMIMi. awn.c. m4 Ismnnki Lu. tat tectrralai. 7 ci.ia.a Xiexsa-ex. Tr. Sb Ce, BALTIMOKC IB. $10 VOL. XXXV. NO. Q WITHIN C. SHORTLIDCE'S O ACADEMY, f "l: "I .V'CVA.W AMI j (!.-. Mthl.i, I'A. 12 miln rr.nu I'hiladel j phi. Fixed pri.-e cover every expeu-e, eveu j laa.fc-, Nu exlra chary.. No incidental ei i -ii-.--. N' ejniiiiaiitin tor adiui--li-u. Twelve j exi-eriem-ed tiai-her-. all men. and all trradnatei. i S(H-'-ial opoituiiuy for api fctuilcnu to advanre ; r.i'Hl!y. special .trill for .lull and uaeltard boyi. patron-or .tiid-m- may artcct any Mini i - "T riuamv Hie regular Kiitrlii.li. Seicntiik. itua ' ini-w. 'la-rti.-al ir i i ii Kiiir.n-i-riuir cairn-, mu I diin- tilti-d at Media Aeieleniy are nnu in Har j vani. Yak-, i't ileiloll. and l ll.t.uT 4 nllt-xi-ft &l.d j I'.iii K-i'limr s. tn.l... In -iii.',. i,i--.-Ml ti i ..!l-ie I in 1-w. r in lt. Hi in ' is-.,, mik! 10 in lv. A KTa.hialtnjr c!ai every v,r in tbe nnninen-ia I l.riui' iit. A l'l.y-i. l mi. 1 1 hi un. -Hi Ijil.irui,, ; ry. 'VKiiih-iiiTn and Kill i.riHiml. l."..i volume, i a..lel lu 1-il.rary ui l.v-;. Media has nt-n-n ' linn ln , ai" I a i. tuithiiit i liant hiclj i,n ! hi'"'t'1 li- -al- f all mi. . xi.ni ii.k (Iriiik- r i ik- illutra!.-il ir. iii.r tin- rYiuiotml and l-niftrii'iitr. .- M Till ii !-liil;TUl;k. A. M., H-trr-trrt limitwtlr) M-'luu Mi. ang'sivly r. JULY BARGAINS ! j W aant I.i nihil i- -tia-k in nil I imrtim nts J iluritiv ' m.iiuii nf July, mi.l liavt- inaiie t iniit iniin-ti. ui- llir.xii;,i.Mi nir Htiin-a. j ; Ih-a.K rs i.f ll.i.-.:ij. r. n.i muili-r In rt-il-y live, will fin,) it j-n-Htlyti ilu-ir ailvaiitujn- to -Mill f. ir -anii.il'-. f.inliaiih I f kiip liiiw k Silk-, r...irr l Silk-, ami ! Velvets; V..l In-a-(iaL,SmiiiiM-rwi'i!iit!i; j irti.in WarU Kalirii, Iinsit-rv. Vnikman- ., Kiiitimiiliriii.. I'.illara anil t'liU-. ll.-iiiilkcnliii-f-. Ijic,. Thin White !mhK l.i ui n. Ijiiv t urtain- MilliniTV. Iiv-t-i Trininiiii!., Itiiiiuus, Ijnlui-' ami liililrvtn--iMiils iiinl Vni- ami Men-anil lkuvV Fnr-lii-liin i.n.1s. Five hij: -l.in r... nn- in i.iic. Our Mail onh r hu-imna rxl. li'l- over all the. Stati mid T.'rriti.rii-! Xurth, West ami Snilh. Siiii-fa.-ton- ih-aliiip. iriianiiit.nl. a- ail hu-iin-s i il.iiu' on .p.'n-M-iv(' i.i. a-. Silk- ami lin-w ..Hi- i.ur irnal -iiiiil;y. JOS. II0R.XE & CO.'s RETAIL STORES, 613-621 TmK AVE., Pittsburgh,- Pa. A.J1U T A. II "KM J. SjiiTT W.Vt;I. HORNE & WD tnttyr ify. to JCaton Sz 13ros. NO. 27 FIFTH AVENUE, 1'ITISBI ItGII, I'A. SPRING AND SUMMER, 1886. NEW GOODS EV2EY HAY SPECIALTIES IN F.THhrtfHltritf, V V-Vry. WhiU 41. IliTtiH- krivhitf. r Tt -t if f, i. "nr. t' fU, ,Wih fi(f M''-:n" 1-irietir. fuftiuf and fMrn' Onti,rui, t.ry 1im, Y-mt, Zi'itttr. M-JtuUi all A.-- jt.r F A S y H'O K A'. Gents' FwMiE! Goods, 4c, 4c. Your Patronage Is Reipwlfully Solicited. w .4 irdeni by Mail atlelidul to w ith ITompinesa and liati-h. Vn OPEN LETTER. l.li-Ti.VBI IV. I M tv i'. i-n;. , Mt. X. 1!..VP. S.Mn:-t-T. I'a. Jmr Sir.- III ti-iii ii'-j to the nn-ri!i of j-i-ur Manilnike l.ivi-r 1'iiK wonl- fail iik- in ixj.itMwiiic my ju1 :i'Tvi iation of their jsaal and rtimtive iiri'ii-rtii-s, a- well a- tiie un-il-iikalilela'intil- I have nn-ivi-1 fpmi lln ir u--. For a "aiilv and efUi-tive eure tor liver ilin'UM'. they are unrivaled. A a l.liaal i-rilii-r thi v Miqa all known n iiKitiii". It may tritti.ftillv Ik- nhl that their ai-timi ii'ti the livi-ri- nniver-al. not u irlanil or tissue -i-eai'inir their xmaiive itillmmv. I lu-artiiy reiiHiiiiK-Ti.l ymir Matnlnike l.iver rill- to any iti -utl'.-riiii: from liver imiii'laiiit. Your. r. I.. IikI.AKTKU. Tlu nHrtctliiHiUKi, famv im-liriUtl ami all th mn- :ii.itri i;it.-l. Tl nr i anmiiu tlif in M m.ilc. Tiuyareitnt a iir!it 1 n imsiy. a. ilu-f'niiulrt i -r Utttlc. Try I t!m :u. Y.mi fii I jut uii:it you want. ' ii!) a tnv Mt.n, w ttv.e you tt illv thotiritt jtn-k of Jni in t(M'i-mnty. 4nHMi tnv tet aiti 'ri ltw-f . C. N. BOYD. Malum. nil IJI.a k. S.WKEsrt. IV EI C EL SI OR COOK STOVES EIGHTEEN SIZES AND KINE All Pircte. can te MAM r.WTt kEP BY AM) Hi It SALE BY IX. li. Seliell 4t Co., airlJ-'nlyr. Snm:kKT. PA. PDRE RYE WHISKEY FOR SALE 11 Y THK Gallon and Larger Quantity. I have awpteil the wnit ft the rea-braied R. r. lainlir litiib-ry and will haw eoOMantly uu hand a largr nppljrof ih faiuoor PI KE kVE Copper Distilled Whiskey, whifb I mill it-tail by tle ralkm, in Utjm ttiantitifK. Mi ORDERS FILLED SAME DAT AS RECf.YED.fc Surr rrnmi l my bux on Wa4 Main Kr'l, UDORGE ATM AJS. FOR SALE: t TKA M KSHISF. f lit. mt tare Pumm. fiat- and Siieet-inai Work, fnnnd-hand Knn n.. and Holler imi hand. iloiMinr Kiieiiie. and Ma cfalnerv a S-a-rtaU) . Till M AS l A MUX. deTJM- tb-lyr. AUtikxmt Vtlg, 12. A SEPTEMBER VIOLET. For dayii Ihi? ptiaki w.ire hiail- f r'minl. Tin- xliiia vrvre veiled in chilly rain ; W e aaid ; It in the Summer' xhroud, ' And with the iinmb we nuiaiied aluud. Will Minalif ne neve rnwir airain T At lat the vreit viiml bnmirht uaime Ji-n-ue, wann. rWaxlleiBi, crystal day, A lli'-nirh Scpt.-tnli-r, haviux blown A tla.n of U-niiawt. now hail thrown A mtiutlet to the favored May. bai-kward to St.riiiB .air fam iw Bear, An.!, eart-k-v of the nairw of Time, The bl.iany ilay laieau anew. Then, ax a ha..y dream cumo tnie. Or an a rxa-t titid- bin rhyme Half uudi-nil at, hajf unbelk-ved I found thee, friendlieMt of the Nowen. 1 Tli.'n Sutamet' i-aiue bai'k, itreen-leaved, And h doomed dewl. awhile re.rii'ved. Fira learned how truly tlu-y were onni. laar violet ! Kid the Autumn tirinif Thee venial dream- till tlHai, like me, Iriit- elhnb to thy ImairiiiinrT or wai- it that the lii.Hixiittnl hprini; SH'I i-ome aKaiu. ill !enreh of tbi-e? THE MYSTERIOUS FORGERY. It wai a bleak OiulaT morniiit', anil Mr. AValtt-r frump, ca-shier to the (inn tf Mi-xfirn. IJvfNey A Main, qtitokt'itetl liiw jiai-v as lit.' made hw way along Thrigiiiirtoii Ktnvt to the tax-lie of hi daily toil. It was not tli.it he feare.1 to lie late that Mr. Crump wax walking fast. Iuriiig all the forty yeailhat he had nat upon a hijrh Ual from ton to live, Mr. Crutiip had never been known tola- lute fur hia work. A more tuethiMlii-al, eare ful man never huncover killer nr bal anitii a cwsh-laHik. At lennth he reaehtvl the well-known stainuiHe, oja-ned the otliee diair, and ftiatd utill for a moment in surprise. Young Carter, the assistant book-keeper was there before him, already at his work. Mr. Crump smiled grimly. ' So you've made a beginning, young man," he said. " We'll see." Carter's faiv flushed a little as he bade the older man giaal mortiini:. The fai t was that Crump, who had marri-d rather late in life, had a bright eyed daughter named Annie, n itii whom lloliert Carter had faili'tt very miieh ill love. It was only on the preceding evening that things had come to a crisis, aud some what to the young man's surprise, Mr. ('rump had rejivted the promised en gagement. He did not approve of the vount; nuin's fashionable collars, nor of his srarf-pin, nor of his cane. Such things Mr. Crump consiilen-d were signs of a frivolous di-jaisition ami unsteady habits. Nor did Mr. ( 'rumpapproveof the snatch es of com ic songs w h ich Carter was con tinually humming. He susjat-ted that the young man frenuented music, halls ami spent more money on cheap cigars, novels aud outings than was proper for one in his tais'iliou. Besides, Kolart Car ter was usually the last of all the clerk to make his apa-arance in the morning, and this was, in Mr. Crump's eyes, a very bad sign. It was plain to the old man that Carter was now making an attempt to earn his good opinion. "Time will show, time will show," said Mr. Crump, in rather an aggravating way as lie cliangtil Ms owl, openeii ins desk, unlocked his safe and set alaiut his Work. Sam the other clerks U -jmii to arrive. and then came Mr. Mason, the acting partner, a tall, pale man, w ith long, black whiskers. Mr. I.ivescy, the senior rt ner. only tame to the otliee tw ii-e a week to examine the lunik laaiks and see how things were going tm. Mr. Mason o'ti ed the letters, . read them, and wain appeared at Mr. Crump's desk with a small sheaf of them in his hand. These were letters in response to w hii h small stuns of money had to lie sent, and it la longed to Mr. Crump to attend to them, for he had authority to sign checks for the firm for sums up to . Mr. Crump first made a list of the pay ments he had to make, and then went to bis safe for his check-lsaik. As he oja-n-eii it to write the first- check, be was sur prised to find that the counterfoil la-long-inif to the last check which had been taken from the laaik was not tilled up. lie could hardly la-lieve his eyes. Never in all his life had be w ritten a check without first tilling up tiie counterfoil with jiarticulars of the amount, the date, and the (a rson to which the amount was sent. Hut bis surprise changed Jo dis may w hen he foajk out his cash book and found that he had onlv drawn nine CIiecKS tne 'tav la-iore. ine niiiiiu i.unui , .. i i .1.. . a which were all properly filliil up, w here as a tenth check had laa-n torn out of the la ad.. For a moment he sat as if stunned. Could any "me have- stolen the blank check? lie always kept the key of his safe on his own bunch ; but it was also just inedible that some one might have got hold of the key, taken an impression of it in w ax. and had a falsi! one made. He had heard of such thing. He leaned his head on his hands, and tried to think. When had he closed the safe last night? Alamt four in the aftermam, la-fore any one had left the otliee for the .lay, for he reiiienita-red that he had gone to the dia ks about four o'cha-k with mine doc uments for a ship tliat was alamt to sail, and that when he got back at TaOevery laaly had left, and the place was in dark neis. If the blank check had been stolen, then the theft must have la-en committed last night or this morning? Could the safe have Ijecn opened before his arrival? He knew Carter s unusually eariy apia-ar-aliee, and t rew a suspicious glance at the young man. Then a simpler solution of the matter occurred to him. It was very jaaisible that, in Wring out the last check he had draw n the day la-fore be had torn out two by mistake, folded them up and sent them off together. This would, of course, account for the apK-arance of the check la .k. I le determined to write at once to Marshall A Co, Merchants at Liverpool, to whom he liad sent the last check, and ask whether a blank check had been sent them by mistake. Then the ik-stion aror- should he mention the cin-tmtstance to Mr. Mason? On consideration, he thought that it was not necmatry to do so. Mr. Mason wtm rather a hard man to deal with, and a confi-asion would ruin the character for carefulness w hich the cashier had to long enjoyed. And he fully expected that in two ilays at most he uvuld get a letter from Liverjaajl, including tiie slip of pa per which had cost htm ao uinch anxiety. The next day wa Tuesday, and accord ing to his invariable custom on that day Somerset of the week, Mr. Uvewey ma.le his up- jK-aranee in the otliee. Busi -ess had not long commenced when everybody in the establishment was aware that something unusual had happened. Mr. Mason was closeted with his partner for a few min utes, and then hurried out of the otliee, returning shortly afterward with Mr. Jef freys, Manager of the London an Ijiu cashire branch, at w hich the firm kept their account. Then Mr. JetTreys left, aud shortly re turned, accompanied by one of the cash iers. Then a bell rang, and Mr. Crump was sent for. With a lieatiug heart and a cold sweat on his brow, the cashier ola-vcd the summons. " I'riug your check-laaik, Mr. Crump,' said the senioriatrtner. This was done, and a tall man, whom Mr. Crump had not noticed up to that time, stepped up to the table and glanc cd at the check txak along with Mr. Ijvwy. " I thought so," exclaimeil the old gen tleinan. " Here's the place front w hich the check was taken; here's the counter foil. The numbers corresixnd. -What made vou do it,' 'Crump? "ou are the last man in the world from whom I would have expected such conduct. "lb. what, sir?" faintly uttered Mr. Crump. lo what 7" echiK-d his employer with a con' 'iiituous smile. vt no mu you get t Jo thia little job for you ?" As ho spoke Mr. l.ivesey tossed a check across the table, trump reait : lue Indoti & Lancashire bank. Pay Joseph Iteckman, Kw.t or order, three thousand one hundred and seventy-two jKHinds. Livesev vt Mason." He liaikeil la-wilderrd. The tall nuu in the frm k i-.iat watched him nar rowly. "Who is this Is-ckman?" asked Mr. livesev. ' I don't know, sir." ' You don't know ? You see that tin check has come from your laaik?" " Yes. sir." " I lid yon give it to any one?" " No, sir." " I lid you miss it?" " Yes, sir, I missed it yesterday ; and I wrote to Marshall, to whom 1 had sent the one la-fore that, thinking I had torn out two by mistake," "That rather jaiints to his inim-cnce," whispered Livesev to the hill man at his elbow. " It may la? only a clever plant, sir," re turned the other. "You did not put. that letter among the others to be copied in the letter-laix," put in Mason. Crump hung his head. " Is the check " he began after a lause. " Of course it is forged," answered Mr. Livesev. . - And it was paid?" " Yes ; it was paid yesterday." (jump shuddered, tiajk a long breath, and waited. " Now, Crump, you had la-tter make a ol.-un breast of it," said l.ivesey, after a few moments' sileni-e. " Tell us w ho this man I'eckuian is; tell us where the money has gone it can't Ik all spent already and it will I.- none the worse for you." Crump felt a choking sensation in his throat, but he mustered up courage enough to say, " I have told you already, sir. that I know nothing alamt it. ' It was only yesterday morning that I noticed that a check had la-en taken from the laa.k." " Why did yon not mention it," said Mason. " I thought I had torn it out myself, along with the one that I sent to Mr. Marshall." " But it may have la-en torn out by any one in the otliee during the day before V " Y'es, sir," replied Crump. " I don't see how any one could have got at the Ixsik, for I am very careful ; but it is pos sible." "The thief has probably got a profes sional forger to copy the signature from an old letter," said Mason, taking up the slip of iT. "It is lavautifully imitated. I would not have detected it myself." "It is plain that the thief must have some one in the ollice, though probably he had an ainmiplii-p outside," said Jef- fri.. " A stranger would not luive known that the tirm had so large a balan.-e at the j moment lu tl.or,. ...... ..f v-.inr follow. I clerks whom you tiiink may have had a hand in it?" he added to the cashier. " Xo, sir" " Is there any one w ho keeps liaise comjniny, or one w ho is in the habit of spending ti much money?" Mr. Crump thought of ( 'arter, and he hesitated fur a moment. " S-ak sir, if yon are wise," said Mr. j livesev, sternly. "I have soiiietiun-s thought that Mr. j Carter spent a great deal on dress, and so on, but not more man many younger men," n-plicd Crump. But as he sake he suddenly rcniein la-red Rola-rt Carter's unusually early nppcninv on the pre ceding morning, and a suspicion arose in his mind. Without intending it he al lowed his thoughts to appear in his face, that his protest "I know nothing against Mr. Carter " had but little effect. Crump was sent back to his desk, and Carter whs sent for. He came Kick to the clerk's nmtit in a state of great indig nation, having strenuously denied any knowledge whatever of the forgery. The result of a consultation la-tween the bank manager and the partner was that, as Crump could not account for the check, he had pndtubly stolen it ; and although there was not enough evidence to prose cute him, he must la? discharged at once. As to Carter, they determined to allow him to remain where he was, and keep a closv watch on his pna-eedings. Pair Walter Crump went home tliat day like one in a dream. He was dis missed as the accomplw'e of a forger, and he could not say that under the cui-unt-stances he had la-en treated unjustly. The check had been intrusted to him, and he had Ii4 it. It was at least hi fault that the crime hail been committed. He almost wondered that he had not been sent to prison. When he reached his own house he sat down in front of the fire, without stsrak ing, and even his favorite daughter An nie, could not make him Ray w hat troub led bim. How could he tell his children that he, their father, had been disuiired from his situation on suspicion of having robbed his employers of -'1,0(10? About 8 o'clock in the evening a knock ESTABLISHED 1827. SOMERSET, PA., SEPTEMBER 1, 4880. I a""6 tBe ,d Juan's Ior. It was Rob- ert Carter. Crump started to his feet in indignation. Was this fellow, whom lie suspected to be the real criminal, to come and gloat over his misery ? But lK-fore he could sja-ak Carter had come into the room and held out his hand. " I came to tell you, Mr. Crump," said he, " How orry we all are in the office about this. None of us la-lieve that you had anything to do with it, of course. It will all come out, likely, in a day or two." The old man stared at him for a min ute or two without speaking, and without taking Carter's hand. " Begone, sir ! he cried at last. ''How dare you come here to insult me with your sympathy? You! 1 fancy you are tiie one w ho knows most alamt it." Annie turned from one to the other with bewildered, terrified looks. Fortu nately she was the only other one of the family in the room. What is it, father?" she cried, clasping her hands. " What is it you say Kobert knows more about th;Ni any one else? Oh, tell me w hat lias happened 1 " tio to your rami, girl," aaid her ther, sternly. " There is trouble enough without your meddling in it. itop," he continued, as the girl slowly left the room. "You see that young man? I forbid you to see him, to write to him, to receive any letters ("ami him. He you will stajn know enough." "What, sir!" cried Carter, his eyes blazing with indignation. "la. you say that I that I tiak the check? Why.it was an impossibility, even if I had wish ed to do such a thing." "Leave my house, sir!" was the old man's reply, as he re-seated himself in his chair. He had by this time persuad ed himself that in some unguarded mo ment he had left his key in tiie wife, that Carter had taken an impression of it and had a false key madeind that he had got some forger to imitate the firm's sig nature. But he knew that no one would la-lieve him ; that appearances were all against him ; and that it would be im possible for him now even to earn his bread. He looked upon Carter as the man who had ruined him, and in his misery and unreasonableness, he fancied that one oi the young man s objects was to throw suspicion iijN'ii him, to njltn-e him to aiverty and make it iui(ossible for him to refuse to accept him a An nie's husliiind. But in this the old man determined he would never yield. Carter protested once more against the injustice of the cashier's suspicion, and left the mom. At the street diair he met Annie, who was waiting for him. "Oh, Hoi a-rt," she exclaimeil in a low voice, " tell me what has happened." "Somclxaly at the office has forged a check for 3,(101) and more," he replied. " It has Ix-en taken from your father's buokand auid he fancied I took it-- 1, w ho had nothing to do w ith his safe wliatevcr." " And do they imagine it was " Bola-rt was silent. "And you came hereto say you did not la-lieve it? Oh, how giaid of vou f But he thinks I am the thief. You don't Annie?" No, Bobcrt ; I am very sure of that. Only, I can't see you so long as my fa ther" Robert's only answer to this was a sigh, and with a hurried gal-bye the lovers i.rti-l. Weeks and months went by, and the mystery of the forged check remained unsolved. Mr. Livesey insisted that the firm should liearthe hw of :t,(K),w hich Mr. Mason thought the bank ought to reiy, as they were legally resjamsible for the money. " No, said the old gentleman, " they may lap k-gally responsible, but I don't see that they ought to suffer. The check itseif was in our hands, and we allowed a thief to get hold of it. The bank did all they could. The forged signature is so like yours that no one could tell the dirTcn'tice ; and the bank cashier tells me that the man w ho cashed it showed him letters addressed to himself as 'Jos eph Beckman,' (the name on the check.) and showed him his rani saying that he was a solicitor. Of course he wasn't. Tiie thing had la-en most cleverly plan ned, and lam quite at a loss to think nn P" lliat P""r le""u 1 rul"P UP " il ' e '"' 'he bank surfer. e could not aliord to let it be i known we had done so. No other bank would keep our account." Of course jaair Walter Crump could not find another situation, though he would have lieen glad to take the lowest plait iu an otliee . The w olf came to his door in earnest. Annie who had a situation in a boarding schta.l, w as the chief sup port of the family , and the aar girl was pale and thin from long hours and scanty meals. It was about five months after the day when the cashier was dismissed in dis-gra-e that one day Mr, Mason left his ottii-e at half last one, his usual hour for going out to lunch. Half-past one was also the time when it was Rola-rt Car ter's turn to go out for half an hour ; and Mr. Mason had hardly had time to reach the street when the young man left his desk, went into Mr. Mason's naim, en tered a small closet in w hich the wash hand bas.u was fitted up and pna-eeded to wash his hands. This was a high mis demeanor, esjax-ially as an accommoda tion was nvided for clerks in another lart of the building, but Robert Carter preferred Mr. Mason's cba-t, and always used it when he had a chance of doing m. ' On this a-casion however, he had bare ly la-gun his ablutions when he heard the outer door of the office slam, and then lie heard someone, whom he judg ed to be his employer, come into the room. Fortunately the door of the closet was nearly closed, so that the young man was invisible to any in the center of the nam. - " He lias only came back for his um brella," said Robert to himself; " there is no need of my moving. If I keep quiet, he will be gone in a minute. No! Sime one else has come in w ith him. What shall I do?" Mr. Mason had already cliaa.il the double doors, which led from his room to the other office, and Carter was screw ing np his courage to the point of con ietkttng his presence when the first words spoken by the stranger tell upoo his ear, and made bim stand as still as a stone. Yon can take your choice, as I said in my letter. Hand me over another hun dred or I'll split. What's one seventy two out of three thousand ? I had all the risk, and you "Silent will you?" hissed "out Mr. Mason iu an angry whistK-r. 44 1 can give you a hundred pounds, for I have not got it. But I will give you fifty now and fifty next month. After that you can 'split' if you like, for you shall get no more out of me. Anything would be better than living as a slave to a man like you." Hand over the fifty, then," replied the other after a pause ; and then there was a slight rustle of bank notes. " You had better leave the country,' said Mr. Mason in a low tone. "Tiie bank cashier who cashed the check might meet you in the street." " I'll take care of that," n-plied the stranger, and after a few more words had passed the two men left the office. All this time Carter had been standing half paralyzed, first, by fear of discovery, ana men t'V astonishment, tint ne un derstood this much, that this stranger was the man who had cashed the forged check, nnder the name of Beckman ; that Mr. Ma- in knew it, and so tar from de nouncing him to the police, was giving him money to hold his tongue, yes; and more than this, the stranger was threat ening to split upon Mr. Mason. W hat it could all mean Carter could not comprehend ; but he saw one thing plainly enough. The important point was to find out w ho this man was and where he lived. In a moment Carter ran out of the room, seized his hat and rush ed down stairs. lie was just in time. Air. .Mason was leaving the foot of the stairs, going up the street, while a well-dressed man, who had evidently just parted from him, w walking in the opiaisite direction. Car ter followed the stranger to the Mansion House, and saw turn take a Bayswater ounihus. This suited Carter exactly. He went around to the front of the vehkle and got up la-side the driver. Then he clamlH-red along the roof and seated him self above the di air. At the Hollairn restaurant the man whom he was following got out and sto- ped to refresh himself, while Carter waited patientlv outside. At last he re appeared and Carter quietly followed him down Holborn, up Gray's Inn mad into a dingy street in the neighlairhiaal of King's Cniss. Here the pretended solicitor stopped at a door, which he oja?n with a latch key. " Ah ! " said Carter to himself, " I have you know ! " He waited a tew moments and then knocked at the diair. It was answered by a dirty, slip-shod girl. " Ilia's Mr. Williamson live here?" in quired the young man. No, he thawn'L." . AVasn't that Mr. Williamson who came in just now Mr. illiamson of Petersla. rough?" No, it wasn't. That was our first fltair, Mr. Cromer. You have made a mistake." o I have. B-g your pardon, I'm sure ami t arter turnvl awav. From King's Crom he went straight to S-otlaud Yard and narrated his exper ience. That night Mr. Livt-y received a visit w hich caused him some surprise and so did Mr. Cromo. No sooner was the latter gentleman in the hands of the tailice than he confessed the w hole mat ter. Mr. Mason had known Cromer, who was a scoundrel with a resectable ap-K-arance and a plausible manner Jor some time, and liad selected him to be his bail. He had sent poor Crump to the docks on the afternoon la-fore the morning on which the check was missed ; he had come back to the otliee after the clerks were gone, and then oja-ntsl Crttinp'ssafe with his own key and abstracted the blank check. This he had himself filled up and signed with the firm's signature in the usual way, so there was little won der that the cashier at the bank paid it without any suspicion. He had, no doubt calculated that the liank would have to bear the loss, but as it was he had cheated Mr. Livesey out of two thousand pounds, for, as he himself had but a third share in the business, only one thousand out of the three had come out of his ow n raa-ket. Mr. Mason saved his jartner the trouble of trying whether he could make him criminally responsible for w hat he had done ; for when the police went to look for him he had disappeared. Prob ably he had seen RolaM-t Carter following his accomplice, and, scenting danger, had saved himself while there was time, j It turned out afterwanlstbat he had been speculating largely on the stock exchange and was sorely in need of money to pay his losses. It was mine consolation to Mr. Livesey to think that his dishonest partner had not profited much by his theft. As for Walter Crump, he was offered his old place with an apology and a handsome present to laait ; and he still ke'-s the tanks which he has had so king under his care. lie lias not quite overcome his prejudii-e against Robert Carter, and he always regarded it as a hard thing that he should have to owe his reputation and his deliveraui-e from poverty to that particular young gentle man. However, as things were he could do no lew than to inform Carter that he ha.1 done him an injustice, and that he would be happy to see him in the even ing whenever it suited him to call. Color came hack to Annie'schccka and light to her eyes when she hanl the gal news; and it was not many weeks la-fore she la-came the promised wife of the young man who discovered the secret of the mysterious forgery. IITi itrhall .VriV A Large Sum Needed. Tramp fir, a single moment. tn-nial Man Well, my g"sal man? Tramp I will be frank with yon. I am tired of life, and have determined to drink myself to death. I ha ve exhausted my means, and I implore you to furnish the fun. Is to complete my destruction. O. M. (After s careful surveyr-My gisal man, I regret to say that I have not $10,000 to si-are. The j-roprietor of the Great Western Poultry Yard, Mr. James E. Goodkey, SL Louis, Mo, is enthusiastic in his praise of Red Star Cough Cure, which cored him after all other remedies failed. He says it neither constipates the bowels nor causes sick headache. erald SOME SIMILES. Language is Often a Slippery Thing to Deal With. " The child of the jmst and the jwrent of the future " is not an unhappy simile for tin present. Happiness has la-en likened to a ghost ; all talk about it, but few, if any, have ever seen it. Ambi tion's ladder rests against a star, remarks a clever writter, who also tells us that a pniverb is a short truth sandwitched be tween wit and wisdom. EUamence is a coat of many colors judiciously blended. No one thing w ill make a man eloquent. Flattery lias been termed a kind of bad money to which our vanity gives currency. Saiety, like' shaded silk, must la- viewed in all situa- j tii his. or its colors w ill dtavive us. kind no is the golden chain by w hii h taa-ie-ty is lajtuid togethes; and charity is an angel breathing on riches; while graves have been raa-tically called the f.aitstepw of anacla. Language is a slippery thing to deal with, as some may find w hen selecting their similes. Says a writer: " Sa-ak of a man's marble brow, and he will glow with conscious pride; but allude to his wooden hand, and he is mad in a min ute." The young lecturer's "similes were gathered in a heap" w hen he expressed the whole laaly of his argument on de ceit in the following : " O, mv brethren, the snowiest shirt-front may conceal an aching la-som, and the stiffest of all col lars enein-le a throat that has K'rhaps a bitter pill to swallow." Plagiarists are a sj-ecies of purtoiners who filch the fruit that others have gath ered, and then throw away or attempt to destniy the basket. It has been truly said that the abilities of man must fall short on one side or other, like ti scanty a blanket w hen you are in bed ; if you pull it npon your shoulders, von leave vour feet bare; if you thrust it dow n npon your feet, your shoulders are tim-overed. The man, we are told, who has not anything to fa-ast of but his illustrious ancestors, is like a potato the only irissl lielonging to him being under ground. A man at dinner in evening dress has leeu likened to a conundrum ; you can't tell w hether he is a waiter or a guest. A Yankee, describing a lean opponent, said: "That man doesn't amount to a sum in arithmetic ; add him up and there's noth ing to carry." An Amerii-an critic in re viewing a jaajm said : Tne rhythm sounds like turnips rolling over a burn floor, while some lines apiieared to have been measured with a yard-stick and others with a ten-foot pole." An amusing illustration was given by a parent w hen asked by his boy, " What is understiaal by exa-riiiicntul and nat ural philosophy?" The answer was: " If any one wants to la irro w money, that is experimental philosophy. If the other man knock him down, that La natural philosophy." Curious and comical illus trations seem naturale to manv childen. A little girl suffering from the mumps, she felt as though a headache had slip ped dow n into her neck. " Mamma." said another youngster, alluding to a man whose neck was a series of great mils of flesh, " that man's got a double chin on the back of his neck." A little 3-year-old, in admiring her baby brother, is said to have exclaimed: " He's got a aiiled head, like lailai." Talking of curious similes among the southern lanimages of India is the Tel- oogoo or Telinga, so rough in pronuncia tion that a traveler of the nation speak ing it before a mlerof Bokhara, admittnl that iu sound resembled "the tossing of a lot of pebbles in a sack." A simile for scarlet stia kings is fire hose laughter is the sound yio hear when your hat blows off and trying to do business without advertising is said to la? "like winking at a girl in the dark." An unpoetieal Y'an- i kce has deacrilied ladies' li as the glow ing gateway of la-ans, Jrk,. sauerkraut, and potatia-s. This would provoke Mer ryat's exclamation of "Such a metaphor I never met afore." Much more compli mentary was the old darkey's neat reply to a beautiful young lady w hen he of fered to lift her over the gutter, and w ho insisted she was too heavy. " Lor, missy," said he, Tse used to lifting barrels of su gar." Wit from a man's mouth is like a mouse in a hole; you may watch the hole all day, and no mouse will con e out ; but by-and-hy, when no one is ka.k ing for it, out pups the mouse and streams across the parlor. Marying a woman for money, says a philosopher, is very much like setting a rat-trap and baiting it with your own finger. An American writer says: "A man with one idea alwavs nuts me in mind of ! an old goose trying to hatch out a paving stone." An editor's simile of man's career is suiiiiii.in.il up in the line : " Man's a vapor full of woes, and starts a paja-r, busts, and ies." We all recollect how the Bath waters were a--sa-iated in Weller's mind with the " flavor of warm flatirons." The hu morist w ho created that character was often reminded of a printer's -arentheis by the appearance of a bow legged child ; and the elongated pupils of a cat's eyes U-fore a bright light were likened by him to "two notes of admirtion." Confederate Treasurer. The following is from an article by -neral Imke, in the August Hinnutr, on the fall of Richmond: It as determined that we should re sume our march that night for Washing ton, ia., one or two days' march distant, and order were issued by fien. Breckin ridge that we move at midnight. About 10 o'clia k I received a message from i ien. Breckinridge that he desired to see me immediately. 1 went to his quarters, and he informed me that the treasure which had lavn brought from Richmond was at the railroad station, and that it was necextary to provide for its removal and transportation. He instructed me to pnv cure a sufficient number of wagons to remove it, and to detail a guard of fifty men nnder a field officer for its protec tion. He further informed me that there was between &',UilO and $i00,(a specie he did not know the exact amount the greater part in goliL I must, he said, personally sntajrintend its transfer from the cars to the wagons. This was not a very agn-eable duty. I represented that if no one knew just w hat sum was there it was rather an unpleasant responsibili ty to impose on the party who was to whole xo. ism. take charge of it. I would have no op ; portunity to count it nor possible means ! of ascertaining w he! h.-r the entire amount was turned over to me. He restainded I that all had been considered, and hade ? me pna-eed to ola-y the order. 1 detailed ; fifty men as a pick.--1 gtiantand put them ; under command of Colonel Tlieophihis i Steele and four of my best subalterns, j I obtained six wacons, and, pna-eed ing ; to the station, begin at once to remove the treasure. It was in charge of some of the former Treasury clerks, and w as parked in mon ey belts, shot baes and a few small iron chests and all or!s of laixes, some of tiiem ot tin truncal (Icsrrii'tion. in tins j slia- I found it l.m li-.l in open laix cars. I stationed sentries at the dia.rs. ami, rummaging through the cars by the faint light of a few tallow candies, gathered up all that was shown me or all that I could find. Rather more than an lif ur was consumed iu making the transfer from the cars to tie wagons, and after the latter had started off and had got half a mile away lieutenant John B. Cole, tne of the othcers of the guard, rode up to me with a pine box which may have held $:.lln0 or t:!,0m) in gold on the poiiiuiel of his fuddle. He had re mained after we hkd left, and, ferreting alaiut in a car which we thought we had thomugkly searched, had discovered this box stin k in a corner and closely cov ered over with a piece of packing. Ou the next day General Breckinridge or dered me to im-recse. the guard to 200 nu n and take charge of it in ja rsou. I suggested that instead of compi-sing it entirely of men of tnv brigade it should be constitutiil of dt tails from all five. I thought this the la st plan to allay any feeling of jealousy bat might arise and secure a more pcrfecct vigilam-e,as I felt persuaded that these details would all carefully watch each other. My sugges tion was adopted. Nearly the entire guard was kept constantly on dnty, day and night, and a majority of the whole escort was generally ata.itt the wagons at every halt, closely inspecting the guariL At the Savannah river Mr. Ihivis or dered that the silver coin, amounting to $l'N,im0or flllljiil, be paid to the tna.ps in partial di-a-harge of the arrears of pay due them. The it:arteriiiasters of the several brigrules wer-etigaireil during the entire night in counting out the money, and a throne of solii iers surrounded the little cabin where they were dividing the "pile" into their respective quotas until early dawn. The sight of so much money seemed to b nish sleep. My bri gade received f."'.' per capita, officers and men sharing aljke, for the purpose was lairne on the mil of 'he hriuude. On the next day at Washington I turned over the residue of the tnnsure to Mr. M. H. Clark, acting Treasurer of the Confeder ate States, and experienced a feeling of great relief. ' A Balloon Experience. Froiiian article on ''Amateur balloon ing" in the S-pteml.-r itiiirj we quote the following: "A.- nearly as could la? judged, I was more than a mile high, and all sounds from the earth had cea.-il. There was a death-like silence which was simply aw ful. It seemed to my over strained nerves to forbode disaster. The ticking of the watch in my pa-ket sound ed like a trip-hammer. I could feel the bliaal as it shot thro-tgh the veins of mv fioail anil limit. Tv atn.ur loit unit tho . .ii- willow car snapped and cracked, Iwing ' contrai-ted bv the ev hi a .ration of the moistnre in them am! by the .fast-cooling I temperature. I wast.)tiia-l!nl to breathe ; a little quicker than usual on account of j the rarity of the atmosphere. I became i sensible of a loud, monotonous hum in j my ears, pitched about on middle C of the piano, which seerm! to laire into my j head from each side, meeting in the cen- j ter with a pop; then for an instant my head Would la? clear, when the same ex erience would la? rejaiited. By throw ing out small pint of tissue paper I saw that-thc bull' am was still rapidly ascend ing. While bebatingwith myself as to the advisability of pulling the valve-rope (I was afraid to touch it for fear it would break) and discharging some gas, the earth was lost sight of, and the convic tion was forced Uin me that this must la? the clouds! It made me dizzy to think of it. Above, la-low, and upon all side was a dense dan p, chilly ftg. Upon looking closer, large dmpsof rain could la? seen, silently tiilling dow n out of aiuht into w hat seemed hot'onilcs space. " I was alone, a mil.- from the earth, in the midst of a rain-el md and theilence of the grave. Moreover, I had sole charge of the balloon : if it had not been for this Cu-t I could hare taken a little comfort, as I had no confidence in my ability to manage it. A rain-storm on earth isaccampanied by noise; the putter of the rain iijam the houses, trees, and walks always attenls the storm; while here, although the drop were large, they could not be heard falling upon the bal Uain or its la-longiugs. Silein-e reign! supreme. The quiet striken of by lr. Kane ami other An ' ic explorers as ex isting in the northern regions, was a hubbub beside this place. More tiisue pa-r was thrown out ; seeing that it seemed to awt-nd, I knew that the appa ratus w:is slowly descending, being brought down by the weight of rain upon it Sam the earth was in view. How a-aeefil! ami quiet it looked ! Immedi ately the whistling of railroad trains could la heanL Now mountain could lie distinguished from valley, and the cawing of frighten ed crows and the shouting of men could 1 heard. I passed immediately over Tah-ott Mountain tower, where some two hundred people were enjoying the ilay. I ctitild plainly hear one of them blowing a bom. As the lailknn slowly decended men coukl be seen running from all di-n-ctions towanls the place til landing. Now the bum of insei-ts ctsild lie heard, and the grapnel, with a hundred feet of mpe attadied, was thrown out; it soon struck the gnsmd, and dr.iggi-d lazily along thmngli the tir-f and stone with out getting a secure hold. I appnau-hed a man weighing three hundred pounds, who was sitting upon a stone wall, all out of lireath fiom running. Wit hi sit the fiirmality of an introduction I asked him to 'catch on to that anchor and stop the Imsiness.' With a woe-l-gone kaik upon his honest face and an ouinou shake of his head he replied : 'It's no use, young fellow ; I can't work my bel lows." But as the rope tw itched along near him, he HI upoo it, and mv jour ney was ended." On PickeL I suppose T never will forget the first night on picket in the Chicka.hominv's swamp. I ha.1 been on an outpost dur ing the day, and for fear that sonic guer rilla would pick me off al night I had drawn in toy ja-st. as it were i h.n:-e.l my base to one a little nearer headquar-tcj-s. Before the S-rg-ant left me he very fn-lishiy n-uiarked tliat I must la? very careful, as t lie swamp was full of guerrillas, and they were hable tishat me at any time. Can you imagine my fellings when left alone? It was full moon, and everything st-emed magnified to double its aie. I was not allowed to walk about, and doubt w hether I would have dared had I la-en allowed. The minutes seeuied hours to me. It seemed a though I could see a guerrilla behind every I. -gaud stump. I was tempted to shoot a numla-r of times, but should I do so I knew it would amuse the camp, and if they came and f wind tliat 1 bad not shot any grime I would be the Unighimr stock of the whole company. As the time dragged along tlus moon rose higher in the heavens ami the shadows shorten ed, but still the bushes seemed alive with tiie dreaded bushwhacker. I f-lt my hair stand on end more than once. A whippiairwill had been simring sir some time near by, but all of a sudden it cens ed, when my hair stiaal out its longest. It stopped sinking and uttered a chis k ing noise tliat indicated the approach of something, and mm Hew away. Now the excitement was alamt as high as it ii.iil l get and let a man live. I was sure a biajhwhiu ker was craw liiiit np to me. and cx-. ted every minute to get a lull thmuirh me. But stilt I Wotlid not tire my gun, but kept it na-ked in my hand, ready for immediate ae ; and although alamt as scani! us a person usually gets, I think I was never so thoroughly scared that I niuldu't sli.ait. What a relief it was to me when I bean I Die relief com ing. Tiie guard that relieved me offered to give me his whole month's pay if I would stand his two hours for him. Not any more for me just then. I would not have done it, unless ahliged to, f.r any amount of money. I tell y.m that was the longest two hours' guard duty that I ever had the pleasure of performing. I came on again at two o'cha k and st.nl until four. I could not sleep after going liack to the reserve; the excitement had la-en too great. But when Iliad fairly settled dow n on a log the second time the in. ui was getting low down in the west and I la-gaii to feel sleepy. Time dmgged along slowly, the Is mrs seemed never so long. I begun to feel drowsy, but I was on an outpost, and the w hole army, perhaps, depended upon the vigi lance of its pickets. I knew this, but could not shake off the drowsy feeling. It would not do to get up and walk alamt, as that would expose me to the eves of anv bushwhacker that might be prowling around. It seemed iiiii-i!i!e for me to keep awake; the moment my eves were dosed I would fall to dreaming. and I could with the greatest .iitlii ulty shake off the dnwsin-ss, even for a mo mknt. I baik off one of my susja-nilers and tied it around my gun and then to my wrist I knew that when the officer of the iruard found me asleep he would first take my gun away and then arrest me, and the n-sult might Ik- court martial and shot for sleeping on pi kt. Well, the officer of the guard found me asleep, and corning op la-hind reached for my run. But he didn't get it. Pulling on the snsja-nder awoke nie. It was nearly daylight, and as I had Wen kept on my post half an hour over time, I made him believe I was only musing, and not sleep ing at nil. I have been scared a giaal many time in my life, but the niirht I stiaal on picket in the Chickahominy swnnip was the " Ik-ss." I'Uirnrjn Istl-jiT. Brilliant Conversation. The conversation of very voting sta-ie-ty people denote at times a hn-ad catho licity of culture, a K-rfection of detail, and profundity of thou-jht that cause out siders to stand off, hat in hand, reveren tial, awe-stricken, intent, (writes Blakely in the Briaiklyn KhjU. Ana iety woman of some p. -sit ion was in a laix at the Ca sino the other night w ith her daughter. After the first act a tall, wiliowv and tmle ' 1 1 .ouiii; iiiut., m nil a r.i m nii.iir.1 ajliisaers. feeble ey. and a national reputation as an amateur tennis-player, entered the box and said, with great animation and glee : " Why, deah me ! who expected to ee yon in town ? " Whv. Mr. PommeroT-Sniith !" mid j la.th the ladies. "Te-he," said Mr. Potumemy-Smith, I happily, ; Then the mother turned buck to the gentleman at her side, while thedaughter ! and Mr. P.-S. rattled on. "How odd," said she. " Indeed, I should suy so! Thought yon wen in Newport, and here you are in a new jairt, te-he, ta-hah, te-he." " O, w hat a shocking pun, te-he." " Tuh-huh." " IW-en away Tall T " range, Muiit Clar, Sten' Islan', an' all that. yiu know." "oh, indeed. How charming ! " Iioiie much tennis?" " Xo ; 'vyoit V "tjuite a bit S glad to see yon heah in midsummer, te-he." "Ye. Had to come up town to see alamt the fire in our stable. S ridiiii loiis, te-he." " Tia laid. Very glad to have seen you airain. tiaal-hy." A shake of t lie hand, hilarious smile, a cordial nod from mamma, and Mr. PoiiR-my -Smith hack mil of the la.x. " What a clever fellow he is." said the mother, gazing after him fondly. "I must ask him dow u to stir for a week in Angust." Fancy spending a whole wet-kin the broiling month of Auga-t with Mr. Poinmeroy-Siiiith, and locked up in the same house with him, at tluit Jube Early's Nigger Joe. One of the best known churactcr in Lynchburg!, Va is "Julie Karlyls nigger J.a." Joe is an old negro wflh all the dignity of a laaly servant of the slavery days, and hi affection for the general amounts to worship. Jul? owned Joe fore the war, and own him still, Joe nev er having la-en freed, scorning to aeeep w hat he says doe not belong to him, and saying a Ions as Mana Jube was alive Jia? was bis slave, and would shoot quick er in defence of the negro than anylasly eb. He has given Joe carte blaru he to Isiy w hat he bk'tt in the town, and has instructed ston kee-r, no matter what Joe wants, or how much it will cost, to give it to him and send the bill to his master. Smetiiuw Karly gets rsther the worn? for whisky, and then a comical sight is seen. Joe follows him like a dg, and when the general get very drunk Joe will my : "Mass Jube, yon mus' come home." "Why, you black rascal, what do you mean ? I'm your master." "Y'es, Mass Jube. when you's sober; when you's drunk I niassa." "Well, I reckon you are right, old man. I'll go with yon," The first silk hat is said to have been made for a French sea Captain in China, fifty years ago.