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ANT TAILOR, . le.ofF,ll and Winter SniUriw "-.'laeu,)U OiwoauteMi, and 1 1 f JL ilG VOL. XXXVIII. WOBsOi! TIIX3 VETERAN'S FRIEND. Cures cisnds, Briiises, Strains, ches and s Rheumatic, s tf Sciatic, PROMPTLY MAKEMTLY. AT DKI GGISTS AND DKALIIHS. THE CHARLES A. VOCELER CO..B-lliwa.A High -Pressure Living charactrizos these raotlorn tlays. The result is a fearful increase of lirain and Heart Disease Ocneral l)o blllty, Insomnia, I'aralysia, aod In Banlty. Cliloral and Morphia augment the eviL The medietas best adapted to do permanent Rood is Ayer'a Sar saparilia. It luritles, enriches, and vitalizes the blood, and thin strengthens every function and faculty of the body. " I bave lined Ayer's Sarsaparilla, in bit family, for years. I bavo found it invaluable as A Cure ''v; for Xerrous Debility caused tiy an in active liver and a low state of the blood." Henry Bacon, Xcnia, Ohio. "For some time I bave been troubled Trith heart disease. I never found any. thing to help me until I began nsinjf Ayer's Sarsajiarilla. I have ouly used this medicine six months, but it has re lieved me from my trouble, and enabled rue to resume work." J. P. Carzanett, l'erry, IU. "I have b'n a practicing physician for over half a century, and during that time I have never found so powerful and reliable an alterative and blood purifier as Ayer's Sarsariarilla. Dr. M. Maxstart.LiOuiaville, Ky. Ayer's Sarsaparilla, fr1' ' 1'BEFAX.KD BY " :: Dr. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mas. Prioc (1 i ail lulc, $5. AYonh Ai a bottla. WE DO EOT PLEDGE .Oiirwlves to keep abreast, but to keep the lead overall others in selling you Pure, Absolutely Purr, and well Matur ed, ICipe hiskieH and W ines At prices that make all other ilealera hus tle. Just think of it : OTPrliolt & fo's Pore lljf, five years old. Full quarte Jl, or JHI per !ozen. Still betler: Fliirfc'n d'olden Wrddinp, ten years old. Full tiuarts l,or ll' peruozen. Jk-tler still : f Kentucky Fmutholi, ten yeamold. Full quarts or $12 jyr dozen. And one of the most Falealile AVhiskeys ou our list is Tiik IV hk Fkiht-YkaiM F.VItll;T til kkmikimki:. Full qts. $1. J10 a tloz. There is no Whiskey tliat ha ever lK--n hohl tliallias .towii in favor with the public so mpi'lly as our nkl Kxpnrt, and the simtile reason is ilixt it is utterly imp jssibleto duplicate it. There will peer lie nny let up in the purity and fine flavor in any particular of the Pure California Wine we are now selling et 5(1 cents per Inittle, Full iiarrt, or f." jer tloz-n. In making np yourorilerH please enclose lWlolln-e Money (nler or Draft, or liegtoter your order. JOS. FLEMING & SON, WHOLESALE AM It (.TAIL DRT'GGISTS, riTTSBriWII, PA. 412 farket St.. C.r. of Diamond. CURTIS K. GROVE. SOMERSET, PA. BOWIES, SI.EHWI3, CAP.RIACES, tiPKING WAGONS, Bl'C'K WAGONS. AND EASTEKS AND WESTERN WORK Furnifhed on Short Notice. Painting Done on Short Time. My work lunsdeoul of nnrmmUp SnumvW ll'iiod, and the H"4 trtm rt?f Strrl. stitwianually OmstnirUtl, Neatly Finished, and Warranted tojpv Bali.-faeUon. Scplcy Only First Class Vcrbnen. Repairing of All Kinds 1 Mr Line Iwne on bWl Notice. Price. KEAtioN ABLE, and All Work Warranted. fall and Examine my Ptock. and Learn PrVa I do Wagon-work, and furnish Helves for Wind af ilia, Kemeailier the place, and call in. CURTIS K. GROVE, (East of Court House) SOMERSET. PA aCCMT WAMTCD rO THE BOON - - fJolinstowii Horror, OR VALLEY OF DEATH. j Tlir befit nwt timtfU history of the mi KUmmI. J'ublit mI :ii Knirli-ri and erman. Wail UT tl -r4l- BCAtTirUL FULL O'LT IWDIMia. A?-iit warkttiK tji tuiy uiticr fuxxi X-MXi fciiuu 11 M Utl f CENTS IN CTAMP rOH OVH OUTFIT "d how uitri4r ft i w i uu ytsti re tilti l't !- ral U'rm illoni. Forthee St McMtkln, Ominiiali, Ohia j7Xi;cutou,s xotick iite ofWHliBT-S-TitP.lec'd , Ut of Bntthere vuli'y Twp. Himrm-t i , lA-tlTi; U-fHiiitiMryon the atuwr c-tntc hf.rtii.r Ti-tti (jrinnM u the unJ-iiirtit l the .rcn?r uih'r)ty, iwHic i Iwivhy (ftveu i R-! ioi'iis J wt-ifi taid 1iiic to mk(B itnni4ithue jiy-i-iit. mid item UmvwR claim apaJnt tie me will jrwi ttK.to Unty atithi-tiiu !d Htf!" iTwul lo the uodtrUf?ri n iturly( ih UHh lay A Auinist. Ivm, at tiie Ui nuidrnif if d'd. A. M. t-KVITH, Jfim-J. :xt.ut.jr. WANTED To sell om fruit and oiiimnewi.l sit More MEN it can rive Viki a rot id barlnr mniation at onee. Ad dre'for terms, K K KICHAKDS o, Vtir ttryw.u, (iencva, N- . Diar.-lt. 1 'sura! i And PER I NO. 7. THAT FL1RTIG NELL! EL BY IXORA TOVr.VSEND. " Ko you have invited that odious little Xellie Janis ! spend tl; rst of the Rummer with you !" exclalniml Pripeilla lielton, as she was saying her good-bye after a long morning all. " I was bo sur prised w hen I heard it ! " Why?1' queried Alice Kdney, trying to speak coolly, thongh she was hot with indignation. "Have you heard any thing to the discredit of our old school fellow r " Oh, my dear Alice ! Why pretend ig norance? Don't every one know that&he flirts fl.trociou.sly with every member of the male sex ho happens to come her way T " Very impartial of her, I am sure, to distribute her pleasant looks and emiles to all alike," fiuilel Alice, " If you had accused her of angling for two or three lovers, and favoring each in his turn, I uiigiit agree w ith you, and call Nellie a coquette ; as it is, 1 believe that the likes to le liked, and so do I." "Ah, but you are qdite a different character. You have ;leen, as mamma often says, so carefully briUjht np while we all know that the Jarvaies are " The sentence was finished w ith a sht rj and a sneer ; but Alice K lney refused to see either. " I have never heard any harm of Nel lie's relations except that they have leen unfortunate, and neither youjnor I can ever forget that, w hen we were ill with low fever at school, it was Nellie's moth er w ho used to come and sec us daily, bringing Jug fruit and flowers, and the most delicious kinds of jellies and cus tards." " Well," said Miss Helton, preparing to depart, "all I have to say is, that if I wire engaged, as you are, to a light hearted, handsome young fellow, w ho is not insensible to admiration, I should think tw ice before 1 exposed him to the w iles of an accomplished t'irt like Nellie Jarvas." Alice bit her lip to keep back on angry reply. It was no use entering on the de-fi-iise of her friend, or devlaring that nothing should induce her to doubt the constancy of her lover, so she w ist ly kept silence. I'riscilla Helton was one of those per sons who always contrive to say some thing that wounds the tusi eptibiliti s of .boss they pretend to esteem ; and Mrs. Edney, Vistling into the room to bring her keys, was not very much surprised to fin.l her daughter in tears. " What a goose you are!" she cried, kissing her and giving her a little shake. " What a goose to make yourself unhap py over that girl's silly speeches ! What has she been saving? You know fhe only talks for thelaake of hearing herself talk." " I am not unhappy," responded Alice, "but angry with myself Jot" having al lowed Prisrilla to see that I was vexed. She will go away, telling the next person she visits that I have admitted that I am doing a fiiolish thing in having Nellie here, and that I am awfully jealous al ready." "Pooh! What signifies? Come and help me tie dow n my preserves and don't trouble your heat! about what the go sips chatter. Or, if you really do doubt the prudence of having Miss Nellie Jar vas here, forbid Merrie (iranard to come to the house until she has gone away again." Seeing that her mother w as laughing at her, Alice laughed too, and would not confess even to herself that for a brief perisl a dread had really seized npon her that l'riscilla Helton's predictions might lie verified. If Merric, dear Mer rie liarnard, w hose w ife she was to he as Kin as her parents could tie induced to think her old enough, should be lured from his nlh giunce by the w iles of pret ty, attractive Nellie Jervas how would she lear the utter misery of losing him? Kut for that hateful 1'riscilla, no such thoughts would have troubled her peace, and they vanished altogether when.Nellie jumjied out of the railway carriage into her arms. She was such a bright little creature. Not all her home troubh s ami they were many could ever cast more than the briefest shallow on her pretty face. It was some one's duty, she would aver, to look at the sunny side of the sky, aud it was a pleasant duty, she would make it her's. So Nellie's silvery laughter rang out at every opportunity, and she carried them with her wherever she went. " Don't make too much of me," she cried, struggling from Alice's embrace. " My visit is not to you, but to your mother. I shall never be in her way, I know, while you oh, yon recreant! you false -to -friendship individual, to give yourself away to a he-male! you would find me in the way whenever he drew mar. What is he like, Alice?" "Who, Merric?. You shall see for yourself presently," replied the blushing bride-elect. " Much obliged at least I ought to le; one must make some sacrifices to gratify one's friends, but do not ask me to ad mire the young man. Of all the indi viduals I detest, first on the list stands other girls' lovers." And so Nellie tattled on or talked gay ly to the tw o little lads, w ho had escorted their sister to the station, extoring bursts of laughter from them till they reached Mr. Kdney house; and Mrs. Fvlney came into the hall to give the guest a motherly welcome, and warn Alice that the nteat tea would be on the table in twenty minutes. Soon af!er;themeal had been dispatched Merric Granard arrived, a little curious to see the school friend of whom his betrothed talked so enthusiastically. It was with a touch of latent uneasi ness that Alice seized the first opjiortu nity of w hispering to him : "Well, diil lexag-jerate when I said that Nellie is exceedingly pretty 7" "Am I to answer politely, or frankly? The latter? Then, my dearest Alice, I do think you exaggerated very much. Miss Jervas hasn't a regular feature to oa-stof; she looks thin, und certainly has no pretensions to be called a beauty.' "She is thin, but her smile is just as sweet." " A nd she talks. Oh ! ye gods, how she does keep talking ! Cannot we make our escape and get out of sound of it for a lit tle while? Say yes; your mother will amuse the young lady if she isn't capable SCXMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, of taking care of herself, for half aa hour." ' What do I think of Mnj Granard?" echoed Nellie, when theijnestion was put to her, as she and Alice were brushing out their tresses that night. " It is scarce ly a fair question, my dear ; I do not view him with your bedazzled eyes." " He is one of the lest of men," ex claimed Alice. "Every one who knows him congratulates me on my engage ment." " Then so will I," cried Nellie, hearti 'y. " But he might have spared you to me a little longer. jven you, who are seven fathoms deep in love, must own that it is very disappointing to me to lose the only girl fr end I ever had. I am not magnanimous. I doa't like having to ive you up to a male rival, who looks at me with disapproving eyes already. lie doesn't want me here. He regards you as his pecaiiar property, and your guest as an in'.e.loper." " But I should like you and Merric to bigood friends," said Alice. " for my aakp, you know." " Give us time, and we may learn to be civil to each other," was the laughing re ply. " But you must not expect more. We are rivals in yoJr affL-ction, you-see. He is distrustful, aud I am jealous frightfully, disgracefully jealous. Why didn't he leavj you alone, ami fall in love with another girl? J'ris Helton, for in stance. By the way, how is old Pris? D e-,s!ie still find out all the specks and blemishes in her friends, just as she was wont? Won't 1 say or do something to astonish her?" A pj arently Nellie Jarvas kept her word for siie had not been many days at Mr. Edney 's when Miss Helton told half a doz.'n of her intimates in strictest confi dence that this wicked little siren was angling for the new curate, as well as the son of Dobbs, the banker. Aud we are afraid that Nellie did flirt with both these gentlemen, and that it was also her smiles and flattering speech es that brought the bachelor dtK-tor and 'Squire Edington to the house evening after evening. "She was so jolly," the Edney boys as servated : "so ready to sing, dance, play or institute draw ing-room games; while Alice was no use for anything now, ex cept mopirg in a comer with Merric Granard." Mrs. Edney hxiked rather grave some times when Mistress Nellis gathered her admirers about her chair und played them off one against the other, but even she was not able to resist the coaxing ooksand carekscs with w hich her gentle reproofs were heard. "IN'ow, don't Yothiccuse me of flirting, please," Nellie would say. " I assure you I mean no harm. It's most awfully nice to be liked, and 1 enjoy it, that's all." "At the expense of your victims, my dear?" "Which be they ?" questioned the dam sel, demurely. " Nou your curate, for he is engaged ; nor young Dobbs, for he loves himself better than all women, nor the doctor, for he is too shrewd ; and Mr. Edlington too sensible to woo a girl w ho hasn't a penny. Trust me, dear Mrs. Ed ney, these good souls may lie scorched by the lightning of my glances, but they'll not catch fire ; they are safe enough." Ami Merric Granard ? was he safe, too? Was it by mere chance that he and Nellie had found themselves watching the moon rise from the same window, or sharing the same umbrella w hen caught in a shower? " Poor, unsuspecting Alice !" sighed I'risci'la Helton ; and she made a j-oint of calling frequently, and inquiring for Alice's health in the most sympathetic accents. "You are quite well ? You are sure?"' she would murmur. " How thankful I am to hear it. But then you always are good and ptt'.ent." " What do I mean ?" she would re peat. "Oh, my friends, is it jiossible ? But don't question me, please don't. I would not lie the first to draw your at tention to nnything that would grieve you." Alice laughed loudly, and teased Miss Helton till she had the satisfaction of see ing her bite her thin lips and redden with annoyance. To be so jibed at as the village newsmonger, and to be sauci ly reminded of sundry bits of mischief she had wrought, was too galling ; ami she remembered an engagement and beat a retreat, followed to the gate by the girl's mocking laughter. But when her tail, spare form, and nodding feathers had passed from sight. Alice threw herself on a couch and bur ied her face in its cushions. Alas ! it was too true ; Merric was fast falling into the nets of the siren, and she was most mis erable. Twice she had come upon him and Nellie whisjiering together. They had stark d asunder at sight of her, too con fused to tftr the (xjlirUkn she was too proud to ask. And only last evening, in the twilight, as she returned from some charitable visits in the village she had found her friend and her lover in Uie avenue, not hastening to meet her, but in a less frequented path, so deep in conversation that they did not detect her approach. Nellie was in the act of giving her com panion a long lock of sunny hair, to which he pressed his lips before he hid it away in his poeketbook. Did the ears of the looker on Tdeccive her, or did she hear these words murmured : " Hcnieiuber, Alice must not know this until " Then came the reply : " You may trust me. I will be secret and prudent until secrecy is no longe necessary." And then they separated, and Alice rushed into the house to hide her wretch edness in her own chamber. She could in truth plead a violent headache w hen her mother came to look for her ; she had sobbed and cried till the pulses in her temples were beating madly, and slie was burning up with a fever. Mrs. Edney decided that her daughter must have caught some infections com plaint in the cottages w here she had been visiting ; and though the doctor, who was instantly summoned, pooh-pooed this, he pronounced his patient to be in stx-h a high state of nervous excitement that she most be kept in bed, and very for the next two or three days only Mrs. Edney came, near tier; and by the ESTABLISHED 1827. ime Alice was pronounced well enough to sit op for a few hours, shs had school ed herself into the patient endurance of her wrongs. ; She had not acquired fortitude enough to read the notes from Merric that were brought to her daily, but slipped them under her piilow, and took the first op portunity of iburning them unopened; neither could she help shuddering and closing her eyes to shut ouf the sight cf Nellie Jarvrs' pretty face when first it bent over her, beaming with the most af fectionate solicitude. But she resolutely conquered this feel ing. Was it fair to blame eliie for be ing inesistibly bewitching ? Her own at tractions were so few, that how could Merric help loving this charming little creature far better than he had 'once fan cied he loved her? Once admitted into the sick room, it would beve been difficult to exclude Nel lie again. She made herself too useful to Mrs. Edney, who suspecting nothing amiss, gladly gave over the task of amus ing ami waiting on Alice to her willing visitor. And Nellie was indefatigable in her etforts till the evening, when she seated herself oa a stool beside the inva lid's easy chair and sank into a long rev erie. " IV vou fit'l able to listen to a confes sion, dear?" she said, presently, when the blaze of the tiro had sunk into a ruddy glow, and the room was almost in darkness. " May I tell you what has hapiened, and will you promise not to blame me too much is " But Alice could not bear this yet. "Not now," she gasped; "give m time to get stronger, and then " " You are tired," said Nellie, tenderly, " I have let you sit up too long. Let me help you back to bed. You must try and sleep soundly, for we want to have you down stairs to-morrow. It is your moth er's birthday, remember, and the home circle will not be complete w ithout Alice to grace it." " Yes," Alice mentally said : "I will be brave, and tajie my old place w ithout further delay. My dearest mother shall never know w hat I have suffered in los ing Men-it's ull'ections. For her dear sake I will overcome my regrets, and appear happy, if I do not feel so." And Alice kept her word. She came to the breakfast-table on the morrow, paler anil more hollow-eyed than her parents liked to see her ; but with a smile on her lips even for Merric Gran ard, w ho hat! ridden over to bring fruit and flowers from his father's hot-house in honor of this anniversary. In spite of her efforts to avoid him, he drew her aside as soon as the meal was over. "My dearest, how you tremble T lie cried. " lias the effort to come among us been made too soon ?" , ( " No," she replied, as firmly as Iter fal tering'voice permitted, " you have some thing to tell me. Let me hear it at once." "Ah, yes! Yon mean with regard to this," and ojiening a case he drew from his pocket, he displayed a very neat bracelet made of hair set in silver, with exquisitely-wrought clasps of the same precious metal. "Did you miss one of your bonny chestnut lotfti?" he asked. " Nellie stole it for me, that we might have it made into this bracelet for your mother. We knew we could not give her a birth day gift that would please her more than this. By-the-hy, Miss Nellie has made a conquest, hasn't she? But here she comes, anxious, I can see, to receive your congratulations. She isn't a bad sort of girl when one comes to know her. I'll give her half an hour, and then you must let me take you for a drive." "Darling Alice," whispered Nellie, gliding into his place beside her starjled, bewildered friend, "don't ssy I shall do wrong in accepting Mr. Ellington; I know I am not half good enongh for such an excellent man, and I could hard ly W-lieve him when he said he wanted me to be his wife." " Mr. Edington, of the Grange? He is nearly twenty years your senior !" "And twice twenty my superior in mental gifts and goodness of heart I knew l'ris Helton and every one who thinks with her would say I was mercen ary, and only wedded him for h's mon ey. But oh, Alice, he is so good, so gen erous, he has won my heart entirely. If 1 were not so poor, so utterly unwor thy such noble affection as he prof fers " Here Nellie broke dow n, and laid her head on her friend's shoulder. " II nd so this was your secret, and the bracelet was Merries. How foolish I have been, ejaculated Alice. " You are never fixilish'" averred Nel lie, " and I mean to be guided entirely by your advice." Whether she was or not, it is certain that, to the horror and astonishment of Friscilla Helton, 'Squire Edington led to the altar " that flirting Nellie," who has proved a pattern wife, and numbers among her most faithful friends, Merric Granard and his fair wife, Alice. Dyspepsia Makes the lives of many people misera ble, and often leads to (elf-destruction. We know of no remedy for dyspepsia more successful than Hood's Sarsaparilla, It acts gently, yet surely and efficiently, tones the stomach and other organs, re moves the faint feelin, creates a good appetite, cures headache, and refreshes tiie burdened mind. Give Hood'sSarsa parilla a fair trial. It will do you good. " n amusing marriage took place in Elberton, Ga., the other day. A couple came into the Court House to be married. A new justice was called iu. He had no form, and improvised a ceiemony. He first ordered the the couple to join hands ami then after hesitating a while, he ask ed the groom these questions: "Will yon stick to this woman through thick and thin, up and down, right and left, hot or cold, wet or dry, and have no oth er wife but her? If you will, you can have her for a wife."' Similar questions having been propounded to the woman, and affirmative answers having been given, he pronounced them husband and wife. Much injury is done by the use of irri tating, griping compounds taken as pur gatives. In Ayer's Pills, the patient has a mild but effective carthart:c, that can be confidently recommended alike for the most delicate patients as well as the most robust. AUGUST 14, 1889. Tha Figures on Your Watch Face. Toleda Elude : " Mark down the figures on toe face of a watch," said a Summit street jeweler. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, C, began the reporter, as he put jiencil to paper. " No, I mean the Roman numerals." Then this was produced : I, II, III, IV, Y, VL, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI, XII. " You are wrong," said the jeweler. " I giii8 not," said the reporter. "Try again," said the jeweler. " Perhaps I don't know iiow to count in Roman figures," said the reporter. " You know that well enough, but the watchmakers use different ones. Look at your watch." " Haven't got one," "Well, look at mine. See the figure which stands for 4 o'clock."' The reporter looked ami was surprised. It was IIII, and not IV. "Are all clocks and watches that way ? " he asked. . " Fery one which has Roman figures on its dial." "Why?" " Well, I'll tell yon the story. It is nothing but a tradition among watch makers, hut the custom has always been preserved. Yon may or you mny not know that the first clock that in any way resembled those now in use was by Hen ry Vick, in 1370. He made it for Charles V. of France, w ho lias been called The Wise.' " Now, Charles was wise in a good many ways. He was wise"enough to recov er from Englan 1 most of the land which Edward III. had conquered, and he did a good many other things w hich benefit ed France, but his early education had been somewhat neglected, and he prob ably would have hail trouble in passing a civil service examination in these en lightened ages. Still he had a reputation for w isdom, and thought it was necessary, in order to keep it up, that he should also be supposed to possess book learning. The laiter was a subject hu was extreme ly touchy about. " So the story nins in this fashion, al though I will not vouch for the language, but put it in that of the present day : " 'Yes, the clock works well,' said Charles, 'but,' being anxious to find some fault w ith a thing he did not understand 'you have got the figures on the dial wrong.'" "'Wherein, your majebty?' asked Vick. " 'That four should be four ones,' said the King. "'Yon are wrong, your majesty,' said Vick. "'I am never wrong,' thundered the King. Take it away and correct the mis take. And corrected it was, and from that day to this 4 o'clock on a watch or clock dial has lieen IIII, instead of IV. The tradition-has luferr THitnfnTTr followed." Love, Not Lucre. The president of the Swamptown bank was sitting in his library at home the other evening when a servant announced that his cashier was in the parlor and de sired to see him. The president started, turned a little pale, and muttered: "It has come at last ! A confession, undoubt edly. Whv did I not have that man watched? Wonder he did not skip to Canada at once." Then he descended to the parlor, where the following conver sation took place : Cashier (advancing hesitating ami speaking in an embarrassed way) "I hope you will forgive me, Mr. Goldbagi, but " President Goldbags (sternly) "For give you, sir! there is and should be no forgiveness for an offense like yours. Too much leniency is the reason why these crimes are augmenting in num ber." "Crime, sir?" " Yes, crimes, I call things by their right names." " But you will pardon me " "Pardon you? No, indeed, I won't. Besides that, only the governor of the State has the pardoning power." " I must confess, sir " " Well, go on and confess then. That is alioul all there is left to do, I suppose (bitterly); bat I have suspected this for some time, and I have been a fool not to have investigated you thoroughly." " Is it, then so great an offence? Are not most young men impelled that way? Did you not yourself " " Silence, sir! How dare you insinuate, miserable man, that ever I was guilty of betraying the confidence " " Betray confidence ! I love her and she loves me. I wish to marry her, and " Love her? Marry her? Who are you talking about? " " Why, your daughter, of course. You saitl you had long suspected it and I thought you knew, but it is no crime, sir, indeed it is not." " Then you are not a defaulter ? " "No!" "And you do not contemplate skip ping to Canada with the funds of the bank?" "Never thought of such a thing." " No confession to make, eh ? " Only a confession of love, Mr. Gold- bags, that's all. I ask the hand of your daughter."1 " Well, she is yours. You take a great load off my mind." " In taking your daughter? " " No, hang it, in removing my suspi cions. Uut 1 say, son-in-law, uon t take in Canada on your wedding trip. The very name makes me shudder." The young man promised and they parted with lightened hearts. 2Vj-iif tiijiing. Blood Poison Is very liable to follow contact of the hands or face with what is known as poi son ivy, especially in hot weather or if the body is jserspiring freely. The trouble may subside for a time, only to appear in aggravated form whenopportunity offers. The great purifying powers of Hood's Sarsaparilla thoroughly eradicate every trace of poison from the blood, as the cures it has? accomplished conclusively show It also cures scrofula, salt rheum and other affections arising from impure or poison ed blood. Accordiug to a story from Ohio, a marked sparrow, liberated at London ville in July, was shot and killed in Huron, Dakota, 11 days after, and the question arises, how did the bird get so far off? JL JL J JL Advice to a Young Man. Oh, my son! be patient; bo patient. We caa get along without brilliant wo men ami great men. They are not easy to live with; they don't mix with the brood very much ; tbey have to have single perches for themselves way up out of the reach of the rest of us, so we don't see much of them, and they don't do the world very much food after all It's just as we!! that they do keep away from us, I suppose. When they come down and mix with us we are apt to find them out. Then, goodbye greatness. We don't need rushing people so very much. Here and there one or two of them are good things; we can't get along without a rush line, of course; but after all, a fall back, w hose quiet eyes are on every part of the field at once without making any fuss about it, and w ho at every point in the game is always just exactly where he is wanted at exactly the right time and is never anywhere else, no matter how much yelling and " rastiing," whooping and scrimmaging is going on in front, the nervy fellow who is never rattled, and has all his breath, vim Aid strength saved np for the one important moment w hen it shall be necessary to send the ball away clear over the heads of the panting, yelling, scuflling crowd, after all lie is the fellow to w hom our eyes turn anxiously and hopefully whenever ttie crisis is reached. Bejiatient; the fretful, hurrying, eager, restless world needs offer praises of thanksgiving to the patient people in it. To the patient man or wo man who find strength in "quietness and confidence;" who can be patient with our faults, our follies and our fancies; who can be quiet w hen even the softest would have a sting; and the softest an swer would Stir up bitterness; who can wait for storms to blow over and for storms to blow over and for wrongs to ight themselves; who can endure slight and injury until the wounded heart has forgotten the hurt that made the sear. Be patient, my boy ; be patient. No body else has time enough for it ; all the rest of us are in such a hurry we can't stop and we have no time to wait. Do you be patient for the w hole crowd. And you'll wear all the rest of us out. L'ar Jttte. Lincoln as a Lover. Abraham Lincoln's offer of marriage was a very curious one, and singularly enough, it has but recently come to light. Numerous as his biographers have been and closely as they hare gleaned for new facts and materials, it was left for the latest one, Mr. Jesse Welk, of Greencas tle, to discover this unique and charac teristic production of Mr. Lincoln's al most untutored mind. The letter is one of several written, presumably, to the lady he afterward married. Addressed to " My dear Mary," it reads as follows : -- You tirost know that I cir.not see you or think of you with entire indifference; and yet it may be that you are mistaken in regard to w hat my real feelings toward you are. If I knew that jou were not I should not trouble you with this letter. Perhaps any other man would know enough without further information ; but I consider it my peculiar right to plead ignorance and vour bounden duty to alio the plea. I wan't in all cases to do right, ami most particularly so in all cases with women. I want at this par ticular time more than anything else to do right with you, and if I knew it would be doing right, as I rather suspect it would, to let you ulone, I would do it. And for the purpose of making the mat ter as plain as possible I no say you can drop the subject, dismiss your thoughts if you ever had any from me forever and leave this letter unanswered without calling forth one accusing murmur from me. And I will even go further and say that if it will add anything to your com fort and peace of mind to do so, it is my sincere wish that you should. Do not understand by this that I wish to cut your acquaintance. I mean no such thing What 1 do wish is that our further ac quaintance shall depend upon yourself. If such further acquaintance would con tribute nothing to your happiness, I am sure it would not to mine. If you feel yourself in any degree bound to me, I am now willing to release you, provided you wish it ; while, on the other hand, I am willing and even anxious to bind you faster, if I can be convinced that it wiil in any degree add to your happiness. This, indeed, is the whole question with me. Nothing would make me more mis erable than to beleive you miserable ; nothing more happy than to know you wire so. In what 1 have now said lean not be misunderstood ; and to make my scll understood is the only objtct of this letter. If it suits you best not to answer this, farewell. A long life and a merry one attend you. But if you conclude to write back, speak as plainly as 1 do. There can be neither huYm nor danger in saying to me anything you you think, justju the manner you think it. Your friend Lincoln. Probably this is the queerest love let ter on record and the most remarkable o ffer of marriage ever made. It is a love letter without a won! of love and and a proposal of marriage that does not pro ose. litdianuiiolir Journal. Time to Reform the Calendar. An ingenious Yankee, with an eye to adjusting himself to his environment, hiu moved a reorganization of the cal endar. Winter, he contends, should be gin on Jan. 1 and include March ; spring should commence with April and include June, July, August ami September should constitute summer, and the fall begin ning w ith October, should not end till after Christmas. His new calendar would play the mischief with traditions, but it would come nearer to actual ex perience than does the present antiqua ted European article. The procession of the equinoxes is too slow altogether for the American climate. Facts are on the Bide of reform, and if the weather does not speedily repent aud bringforth fruits more meet for repentance than rank grass and dropsical potatoes, the new ly established department of agriculture will be called on to revise the calendar. Brooklyn Citizen. A lot of old letters having upon them stamps issued by the postmaster at St. Louis in 1S45 were recently found at Galena, 111. The denominations were 10 and '20 cents, both of which are extreme ly rare. 13 y ii o WHOLE NO. 1980. But Twaive Hours Long. The great In Ji in Rajah Monija, it is said, had but one son, to whose educa tion he gave much time and thought, in order that the boy might belltted for his high place. Among his devices fir the wise training of his son was the p acing near him an old man whose only duty was to say to the prince, w henever he was enjoying any pleasure keenly, "The day hath but twelve hours." When the lad, on the other hant!, was sick or in trouble, he changed the warn ing to, "The night is but twelve hours long." Our young readers may think that they too, like the Indian prince, have mentors in the middle-aged or o!d people aliout them. Every healthy, haripr boy or girl looks upon the delight of the m-mu-nt as eternal, and it is better they should do so. Why should the athlete, straining to win the race, be paralyzed w ith the siec tre of himself as a decrepit! old man? What boy, struggling for college honors on Commencement Day, would persevere if he really believed that day of triumph to be only twelve hours long, and that behind it lay oblivion? Faith in the immoratality of their suc cess is the mainspring of action in very one of the courageous, high spirited lioys and girls w ho read these words. But they would lie wise if they could borrow h ilf of the experience of age, and know how short-lived are the wor ries, the defeats and pains which seem intolerable to them now. "The mosquito which stings you," says the Sioux proverb, "will be dead to-morrow." The poor lad straggling through col lege in a crowd of wealthy classmates, fancies the mortification and humiliation which he endures will last as long as life itself. He forgets how swiftly in this country social conditions change. In ?0 years not a man in his class probably will stand where he does to-day. Each man will have found his place for him self. ! There are among our readers, too, many plain, unattractive girls, who find them- selves neglected while their prettier com- to light by the coroner recently during panions are admired and courted. Their an inquest on the body of aa IS-year-old suffering is not a thing to smile at ; it is SirI w,, died Thursday night in a one real and sharp. They are at the ago to roora shanty which served as a home for w hich beauty and grace are fitting, and a widow and her six children. Josephine they have neither w isdom nor experi- Grabski, the dead girl, w ho was the old ence to bear disappointment coolly. est of the family, had never walked a But they should remember that there sUP in ner I'fe, she had never seen the are other 8nd more potent charms than light of day, never heard the sound of pink cheeks and bright eyes w hich will voices, never uttered an intelligible sylla tell in a long ran. j tle since the day of her birth and was The verdict of a ball room does not j never known tosmile. decide their fate for life. j Tlio tllclit hniforpr dart !j Vnf f ut Tra ! hours long; with each morning comes j. fresh chances and possibilities for all of j US. Youth's t'0il;)'t;eJII. A Stunner. A Texas paper graphically doseri .es the practical working of an electric wire i fence that is said to be built around a j cattle ranch in that section. It is nuide of siniKith wire, and very inviting to the unsophisticated steers of the regulation ! Texas type. Recently a trial was made of its effectiveness. The electric current was turned on, and on one side of the fence stood a dozen or fifteen steers ; on the other side stood one alone. The lene steer of the Loft; Star species wanted to join his com pun ion-', anil scorning the smooth w ire impediments he undertook to break through. The truthful narrator tells the result: He had no idea he was tackling a ! burst his bolts and swept through there buzz saw when he struck that smooth to Lake Pontcbatrain. Five years ago wire fence. Well, sir, he jumped like he t the State of Louisiana, w ith the assist was hit atonce by 40,CK).i),0 )0 hornets, crnl j ance of the Mississippi Valley railroad, with his tail coiled over his bick he ' rebuilt the Bonnet Cane levee, but it wheeled aud only struck the ground ia j could not restore altogether the condi high place-. Then the fifteen made a j tions prevailing antecedent to the cre dash to foiloT him. One by one they j vasse. The river in the ten years it pasned rubbed that electric fence, and as fast a j through the swamp piled up its sands tbey did they jumped, bawled, wheeled, j aguinst the big cypres forests there. It and sailed on as though they had urgent has left liehind a buried forest. The pil- business at the North Pole and had only a few hours in w hich to make it. The electric fence isa stunner it is the eighth and greatest wonder of the world. Not one of theij cattle were hurt, but not one of them will go near the electric fence again." The Sin of Lying. The emperor of Russia, when upon a tour of inspection in the provinces, pass ed the night in the simple hut of the toll taker. Before retiring he was pleased, as the head of the church, to see the oid man take up his Bible and read a chaj ter. "Do vou read often, my son?" he ask ed. "Yes, your majesty, every day." "How much of the Bible have you read, my son 7" "i-uring the past year the Old Testa ment and part of Matthew, your nuijes- ty"' Thinking to rew ard him, the cznr plac ed 500 rubles between the leaves of the Book of Mark ou the following morning, unknown to the toll keeper, whom be bade farewell. Several months passeJ away and the emperor returned, ujion a second tour, to the toll taker's hut Tak ing the Bible in his hands he was sur prised to find the 500 rubles intact. Again interrogating the toll keeper as to his dil igence in reading he received an affirma tive answer and the statement that he had finished the chapters of Luke. "Lying, my son, is a great sin," replied his majtsty; ''give me the Bible till I oec. Opening the book he pointed to the money, which the man had not seen. "Thou hast not sought the kingdom of God, my son. As punishment, thou shall also loee thy earthly reward." And he placed the rubles in his pock et, :to distribute afterward among the neighboring poor. A carnage road to the top of Pike's Teak has just Ix-en completed. It begins at Cascade Canon, and extends lti miles until it reaches the verry summit of the mountain, 14,147 leet above the level of the sea. There is one point, Grand View, w here an altitude of 10,So2 feet ; ne may seethe smoke of a locomotive crossing Marshall Pass DO miles away. As the butcher added bis band to the weight of the steak he piously said to himself, "I love to steal.awhile.a weigh." , Mrs. Ella Wheeler Wilcox says a man should propose with the eyes- alone. Yes; and then the woman in response ran use ber noes. The Foot W is Wooden. A Mi. ii'gan avenue car topped at Sec ond street to perii.lt a Vilim ' l.i" V iin.l .. piit.Rian To g't on, says the Ivtrolt ,'r .i r. As tf'i.- former, who was young as wU as pu-tfy, passed f-rwiirl to a,t ijti t SI. n d her, she !np;ied over th,. ,.. stretched foot of an individual w ho was sitting at the rear of the cr. In an instant she was .i'.t. st at f .' length in the lottoni ,.f th... r.lr. -rt.e clamaticiis t..f the pss.-ng'r and tli Ll.vk l.K.ks they directed at the extend ed stumbling block should have caul its -iwr.er to ir.k through the seat. (n-rk-er almost than she went down, however she was on her feet again, and gracefully acknowledging the courtesy of the gen tleman who surrendered his seat SLe was greatly embarrassed, and her escoit looked like a thunder cloud, and as if h9 would like to punch the head of the fel low who had caused all the trouble. But he didn't. He contented hlm-uH- .. . -' - i . W IIU I occasionally stepping vigorously on ti,9 j stiil exten.led foot. There did not appear to tie me least sign of consciousness from its owner, while the passengers awaited the denouncement. Finally, with a lurrh from the car as an excuse, the f(xt re ceived another ferocious dig that was so pronounced to almost twist the man cut of the seat. Thinking that perhaps he had really injured the man, the escort muttered an excuse that was received In great equanimity, with the gratify in explanation : ' "Oh, don't apologize; it's a wooden one and used to being stepped on." Something of a Failure. "My friend," he said, as he entered a shoemaker's shop on F ration avenue " I should like to sing you a song." " How much do you charge? " " Not a ret! cent." " Vhas it a nice song ? " "Very nice, I am sure you will be. pleased w ith it." " Vhell, go ahead." The man drew a long breath and start ed off. It was an awful noise. It w;is in tended to lift the shoemaker right off his bench. It did so, ami after the first verse he said : " May le you bave some object" "I have, my dear sir- While I don't charge anything for singing I do charge twenty-five cents to stop." "I see. Vhel, I was going down to Springwells for this afternoon. While I don't sharge you anything to come in, I make you pay fcefty cents to get out" And he stepped out and lucked the door, and for two hours the itinerant ! UlkeJ u ith un in(lui"ig public through a broken paneof glass ami freely acknow ledged that there were better games than his. Dflroit Fre 1'nu. Never Smiled In Life. j A most remarkable case was brought She ate what was given her, rejecting nothing, and never making a sign that she desired more. The only feeling that this semi-inanimate creature ever be- j trayel was when a hower would lie i placed ia her hand. At the time of her - death her body was no larger than that I of an iiwrjr lO-year-iid child. All ner umos were in proportion, but tier knees w ere draw n up so that she had never been able to walk. What sur prised the family and the neighbors most was the smile on the face of the dead girl. Her countenance looked like that ! of a beautiful angel in sweet repose, and the lips were parted in a heavenly smile, though she bad never smiled in her life. Cltirwji) Herald. AQueer Mineof ValnableWood. Forty miles above New Orleans is the I old bed of of the Bonnet Carre crevasse. I Fifteen years ago the Father of Waters ed up sand bus deadened nearly all the trees, and a shingle mill is now at work there manufacturing them into shingles with all the rapidity with which that machine weeks. New Orleans 7Vir Ihiwriit. A Powerful Sermon. A little girl came to her mother with the question : "Which is worse, to tell a lie or to steal ?" The mother, taken by surprise, replied that both were so had that she couldn't tell which was the worse. "Well," said the little one, "I've been thinking s good deal about it, and I thinli it is worse to lie than to steal. If you steal a thing you can take it back, unless you've eaten it ; and if you have eaten it you can p-.iy for it. But" nd there was a look of awe in the little face "a lie is fore-ver." Cameness Indicated by Color. Many people might smile if I said that a horse's color was an index to his gauie ness, but such is the case, as I have found from experience, says a veterinary surgeon. I have closely noted this fact and bave had an opportunity to judge, having performed thousandsofoperations on horses, some of them sufficiently pain ful fo the gameueta of ttie subject. I have found that the most arrant cowards among horses are sorrels and the gamest brutes bays or browns. .Some time ago I peoformed an operation on a jwir of i lit strut sorrels and they groaned like human beings. A bay or brown will nsu- i ally suffrr without a noise of any k ind, i just rolling its big eyes in an appealing ! 'ny which is almost human in its inten j sity. Gray and white horses, are not ; particularly game. Chir.njn Tribune. She Cot It They were sitting on the piazza that faces the sea, watching the white yachts as they croswed the moon's track, when he suddenly said: "I think it must lie delightful sailing on such a beautiful night" "Oh, lovely, I should think." "I wish I owned one for your sake. I would take you sailing every night." "That would be just lovely!" "What kind of a yacht would yon ' prefer a steam yacht or a sailing one V "I think," she murmured, as she glanced aroutid, "I think I would like a little smack." She got it. O'Rafferty thinks that much of the destitution of Ireland is due to the pov erty stricken condition of the people. This is worth considering.