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VOL. XLI. NO.
CEposiTsncccivcoiN Lance anosmall
AMOUNTS. PATABLC ON DEMAND.
ACCOUNT OF MERCHANTS FARMERS.
STOCK OEALERS.ANO OTHERS SOLICITED
-DISCOUNTS DAILY. -
BOARD OF DIRECTORS :
LaEci il. Hjcxj. W. H.
Jamb L. Prei, Cbaa. E. Fishia,
Jons E. Soon, Geo. E Sctli,
Fur VT. Batiii
Edward Scrix, : :
Vauejctijcb Hat, : :
IIabtet M. Beeelev,
: : Pbsmdest
: : : Cahiks.
The fanila and -aritirs of this bank
re securely pretectal ia a ot !ebrti Cor
lia Bargjir-proof Safe. The only fe
oiitde Alolalcly Burglar-proof.
Somerset Coonlj Rational Eank
Of Somerset, Pa.
EsUsHsM, 1877. Crihti u I Natwaa!, 1890.
CAPITAL $50 000.
Cha. J. Harrion, Pres't
Wm. H. Koontz, Vice Pres't.
Milton J. Pritts, ashier.
D i factors:
Jonn H. Snyder,
Jo;pli B. l'avia,
Jora M. .ouk.
Sam. B. nrri-r.u.
rttomer o thi Bank will reiT the m
liberal treatcwat oni;ifnt iib naf. linking.
raru-. i-ici to won motiry or et can
be arcommdated br .Jrait f.r any aiiount
Modft aud Tamabie K-rurvU by one or Ile
boid Celebrated Sa V, with nt approvrd Unw-
kx L. .
Coliert:Jn made ia aU para of the VaiteO
Statea Criarjr mod ;rate
Atoaau ai.d beixjctij eollcttMl, maro-E)
JlfflllY HUE AM mil GL
121 123 Fourth Ave,
Capital - - $1,000,000.
Undivided Profit 1225,000.
Arts as Executor, Ou:trIinn, Aij,nee
Will? receiptc-d fjr anl held frte of
Biisines of reside nls and non-residents
are fully attended to.
JOHN" B. JACKSON, - President.
JAMES J. DOKNELL, Vice President.
FRAXKXIX BROWN", Se-nUrr.
JA5. C CHAPLIX, Treasurer.
Some Gieat Bargains is
IRISH POINT LUNCH
AND TRAY CLOTHS
lvjsjrht below coet of transportation
we are eellmir at prel trvcB bite
o4 colored Bedf. .rd Cord Tab!e Cov
tp jumped readvfir working. Mo
d Canton Flannel Table an1 Cusn
oa Covers, Ringed Plah Cushion
Cortr., Barptrran Art Cloth Table
and Cushion Covers, all sUmped
with Neaest Ivslt'tis ; Hemstitched
Hot Eisrcit and Roll Napkins. A
new and laiye lio of hem-stit. hed
Tray and Carving Cloths fr.m tU
SUa pe.1 Iletn-ft'tche.! ?carf from 3-Vts
nr. 1 able Cover frota SO eta. np. A
fiiil line cf Figured
All Sew Falters and Colorinrs. Also,
21 and 33 ir.be wide, in heautifal Colore
and l:epv Art tiia S-iuarw fur the
Ceatrai Cers and i'tt-bion Covers.
4 inches wHe, 50 cerrs per y.H in Fink,
tti !. Oiiie and Ye!!o', THL tv
THING for Drapirnr V'aaues and
Doors. aid for I'nspmc Oer
I-apen-i. A rrr in- of
Head-r-ft, from i" c.np.
VLit oar Table Liotn, Tiwel. Xipkins,
Miifclm, Sbeeticg end Liaea Cpartment, by
41 FIFTH AVEX IF. Ivirc-K It
Taat X ell
leg jrowlB at
Two year oi l put 1- aaLoo.
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and fotx ttiun. liinu :praiiJi a ia .
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or i .iiWKUii v-H-rai Pnee Fi. Ma.l
ordtr ynaxpUr auetr V. S- X a ebanfa
or boxing aal packima.
172, Federal SU, - LLEfHtNV, PA.
From Badjo Worse
A Complication of Diseases
Hood's Sarsaparilla Cave
Strength Just In Time.
Af r. Juaac Aber
Of Vienna. X. J.
I E!ad!y testify to the following facts: I
have been a very great tufierer for the last five
years with troubles of the Liaji ui ki4-
teya aad the worst stage ot
I eould Sv-arce!y eat aaythin; beeanse of tie In
tense pain In ciy slonvwU. I a also at one
time eoTered a'.'Jl Mil rkrHn, iin.l try cough
weaieaeJ me so that I could iree:y trait. I
bad several a'tacts of bleedic; at tho 1 tnrs.
My broata beL-ame so short that I was unablo to
work and as obUged to give cp nir basluess,
whicb Is tbat of a mason. I eoc.d not even
snClt about much. So I kept coin; from bad to
worse. I tbea had aa attat-k of t!ia sniaeles.
wlilch. m iUi all toy oUier e.-j!iiiLaiuts, conaced
ce to my room for three montlts aad
Nearly Took Away My Life.
I had heard of Hood Sarsaparilla as a frond
medicine. o I boagbt a bottle. X?ien 1 bad
takea it, I foun t It had doao me some good, so
I coclinued till I had ttkea ttroe botUes. 1 Im
proved so rapidly that I eoaid walk out of doors,
aud have steadily gaiix-d till I am at work
atia and nse my tamracr and trowel once
Hood's ss Cures
more. The pirsiclans V.ld me five years ago that
1 would not liva tliree years, and all the neigh
bors Uiiak It a very stiaa;:e tiling to see cie at
work aciiio. It Is the stren:-; r"eo roe by
liood's Sarsaparilla whlrh ciuCIl- . nisi to H- It.
Isaac Ar.EE, Vienna, W.-jTea County, X. J.
HOOd'S Pills eareai: Liver Ills. lUuousnesa,
Juiuilce, Iodigestion, Siuk Ucauxohe. Sc
We ratfiii Canains. and refer pa-t:co!ar!y to
the retcarksble a we now have of about a
30 iccbes wide, T.t yards long, a:
$j.00 a pair.
tber are iiia' ia every way to $7.y valaea
as usua:!y x.M, and we're anxious 13 bave
toj invesiiijtte and compare. Also line
lrib Fointes. a! flu a ror ood as usual
$io : TJiiitiee and KoRrV STYLES the
latest ad best desieas
3 yards lon. " b) tJi incbes wMe. at
s jut that are as to va':ie (to use a eoai
ni'.n eitref"i-jnj " sinij'ly out of sight."
We've a ;"cisl l;!tis!raed Catalogue on
LA- E CCilTAlXS w send you I.tre lota
All Wool Serges,
in i! ti e rtw Sprirg roiorings values so
pvxi and that wnl save yoa so much on ev
ery yard, as will warrant yoar writing for
Samples aad in sending us your orisr.
Spring catalogue ready ; write for copy.
Boggs & Buhl,
115, 117, 119 and 121 Fiicrtrf &rrft,
A. H. HUSTON,
Undertaker and Embalmer.
A GOOD HEARSE
aad everything perwlntoe to fuatral famished
$Mt Tsrkry'iMt Street Somerset, Pmi'i
CURTIS K. GROVE,
SrSGIXa, 8LEIGH3, CA&SIAGZS.
SPEIXG WAGOM, BUCX WAGOXa
. 1XT aATTXRX AKO WE3TIEX WORX
ramuriied cc Short Sotioa.
Pain ting Doca Short Tims.
y wrk 'j made out jf7ormMy Immnrit Wmd,
aa4 tLe bri irsa td tiUtL Kbnacually
Uonrurteo. eatiy riaunea. aaa
i to give :
Tirtcc of All Kinds Is Sf y Use Ddm
aourtKocica. Pnoea aXAaOXAJiLS. aad
All Work Warrantd.
Oail aad Examine Ky dtuca. aad Leara Prv
do Waoa-wark. aad turn tea eetrca far wtstf
dlk Edsaeasber the plaea. and eaU ia.
. Ar T'- rm s-- 1
a. i ... .i-ii
CURTIS K. GROVE,
.EaM of Urart Bans)
THE QUIET HOME.
O, mothers, warn od weary
With cares whieh never ceae.
With never time for pleasure.
With days that have bo peace.
With lluie bars i to bin ler
And tiie tepj to guard,
W.th ta-ks tatt lie ontoi-beA,
Ixeai not yoir lot toi barX
I know a hone where chiMiah things
Are bidden oat of sunt :
Waere nerr sound of little foet
U beard from mra till n Igbt :
Sj tioy hao.ii that fa -I undo.
That p til things all awry,
V baby hurts to pity
As lb. -Hi let days gi by.
The bouse is ail ia order
An t free from tlre8ome noise.
X) moment of cinfu-tion.
No scattered, broken toy ;
And the ehil.lira little garmena
Are never soiled or tiru.
But are laid a iray forever
Juts as they laat were wont.
And be, the sad eyed mother
What would she g're to-day
To feel yoar cans aad burdeav
To walk your weary way !
Ah ! bappiwt on all this earth.
Could she again but see
The room, all strewa with playthings
And (he hu irea 'round her kae '.
A PEDDLER'S PERlL.
The sun sank oehinl the western
mountain peaks, and the short twilight
of t-utbern latitudes came on a apace
After a time tlie man of the hoiwe came
in. He was tall and thin. Two ferret
likeeyea gleamed sharply upon the ped
dler frota amid a shaggy tangle of white
hair and beard.
lie placed his long ride in a rack over
the door, uaslung his shot pouch and
ttien seated himself and gazed gloomily
into the fire, w ithout vouchsafing either
a greeting to the stranger ora word to his
own family. Nan, pawing by whispered
to the peddler.
"iXm't ye mind nncle ; he's got one of
his bad spells on now, but if he ain't
bothered it'll pass off by and by."
The peddler nodded, and began a tale
concerning one of his adventures in
Texas, lie was soon interrupted by
"sit cp, stranger," said she. "We
haia't got much to eet, but such as it is
The old man ate his supper in solemn
silence, after which he took his hat and
abruptly left the cabin. Aunt Viney saw
fit to explain.
"Moses, my old man, hasn't been ex
actly like hiflself since the revenoo men
carried his eon John off five years ago
"f.llin I s'spoee?"
"Yes, 'nd top of that he shot one of
'em while they were trying to take him,
nd they put him in ven'teash'ry at Nash
ville for ten years."
The peddler remained silent for a mo
ment or two. But when the dishes were
washed and pat away he again enlertain
the two women by relating sundry remin
iscences of his own career, and also de
scribing the wonders of certain great
cities be had visited.
After a while Moses again stalked si
lently in and t'Xik a seat in a far corner.
While the peddler talked he continued
to eye him closely, as if suspicious that
the stranger, was not just what he should
:peakin' of the telephone," continued
the peddler, "some folks in these moun
tains don't believe that people can talk
to each other, 'nd them a hundred or
more miles apart, but I tell ye it's a fact.
I've seed it done myself."
"Ive knowed of men bollerin' across
from one mountain to another," said
Aunt Viney dubiously. "Mebbe they
could make themselves heard a matter
of two miles but a hundred" she
shook her head disapprovingly.
"It's so all the same, though. Eve sot
'nd heard 'em talkin' jus as we be now."
"That's as big a lie as ever was told,"
exclaimed old Moses, risirjgand making
for the door.
He seized his rifle as he passed, threw
a menacing glance at the peddler, and
once more lef the cabin.
"Old man's a little touched in the
bead ; ain't he 7" asked the peddler, who
seemed to take no oIfen.se whatever at
tbe old man's rude behavior.
"Ever since John was took off he's had
queer spells that corns over him every
no and then. I must say he'smore'n
apt to be 'spbhus of strangers when they
came around, ll's always thinkin'of
ravenoo spies. I destay that's what
makes bior act so toward yoa. Bat
yoa musn' mind him. I never know'd
him to cacceed in hurting any one yet."
It waa.Nan who replied, for Aunt Vi
ney was making preparations to retire for
the night. When the girl and the ped
dler were left alone tne latter seemed
somewhat curious about this son John,
who for so many years had been under
the ban of the law.
"John was always good to l"nc!e Mose
and Aunt Viney, 'ud that's one reason
Uncle Mose Lakes it all so hard no."
"I s'spoee bein' as you're kin to 'em
yoa must V felt powerful bad wuen they
lock him off?"
He eyed Nan c'.ossly as he spoke, and
the girl biaslied slightly.
"1 ain't no real kin to 'em," said she.
"My fjiks is ail dead, 'nd they raised
me from a little gal, bat John 'nd me
was a! ways good friends."
"Notning more 7"
Tne girl looked at him reprovingly.
"It's about bedtime," said she coldly.
"Shan't I show yoa were you're to
Tne peddler rose, took np his pack and
followed her into the little shed room.
There was an open window by the bed,
through which the full moon was shin
ing. - Yoa won't need no light, I reckon,"
she remarked. Tben, bidding him good
night, she returned to the main cabin
and went to bed herself.
But for some reason she failed to sleep.
Tbe bright moonlight, tie rasping cry of
katydids from the trees without and the
discomforting nature cf her thoughts
kept her awake. She felt Tagneiy uneasy
about Uncle Mose. Where was be?
Very likely at the little moonshine still
op Bear Hollow, half a mile away. He
often spent the night there engaged in
his illicit toil. She recembered his un
friendly treatment of the peddler, whose
heavy breathing could now be heard
through the trim partition wall. He
had once laid in wait, rifle in hand, for a
passing drover, whom be had set down
for a spy. Only Annt Viney's prompt
appearance had prevented a probable
reorder. Uncle Mose, tbocga a gol
VTEDXESDAY, APRIL 20, 1893.
man enoagh when in his right mind,
was a dangeroaa. uncertain personage
when stirred by the memory of his son
into a spirit of half insane hostility
against all the world.
So nneAsy did Nan become that at last
she rose, s'ipped oa her dress and stole
out into the moonlight An impulse
she could not controll impelled her to
peep in at the peddler's open window.
She was prompted by fan indefinable fear.
What rhe saw there caused her to start
back, clasp her hands and gwp for
breath. Then, trembling in every limb,
she looked again, .
"My tiod 1" she faltered. "Am I dream
in'? Surely it cant be nd yet I must
believe my own eyes."
Acting under a new impulse she turn
ed and tied along the trail leading to the
stilL Arrived there she found the place
silent and deserted. There was no fire
in the furnace and nothing to be heard
bat the cries et the wbippoorwills upon
the mountain side.
Full of painful forebodings she retraced
her steps and once wore crouched be
neath the peddler's window. There she
waited until her limbs became cramped
and the night air chilled her to the bone.
"I might as well lie down again," she
thought. "I reckon ancle's gone down
the valley, for he 'lowed to-day as he'd
have to go after coffee right away. I
could wake the man up, but somehow I
dannn't. He might think I was forward."
But a second trial of the bed was no
better than the first. Tbe peddler's
heavy breathing was ever in her ears,
and her thoughts reverted constantly to
the sense of peril that vaguely, yet per
sistently kept herapon the tender-books,
"I wish mornin' wou'.d coats," she
said lor the hundredth time. "Lord
what a meeting there'll be then !"
Tbe sound cf a stealthy footfall upon
the gravel without brought her to a sit
ting position at once. Her heart beat
loudly aa she listened breathlessly. Ya
it was moving around the house. -Now
she could hear it no more. Could she
have imagined it all ? No; there it was
again in the back porch.
Then then she heard a gentle creak;
ing sound. Ah! The shed room door.
She sprang out of bed, and a hasty bound
brought her to the door leading to the
back porch. She wrenched it open just
in time to catch a glimpse of a tall shad
ow that disappeared a ithin the 6htd
"tfood Lord, help niel" she faintly
ejaculated as she sprang forward, nerved
to desperation by this dreadful fuln'.l
ment.of her fears.
She entered the room, There lay the
peddler, slumbering heavily in the white
glow of tbe moonlight. His face was
strangely altered, Isr the heavy beard
had fallen off, leaving exposed a clean
shaven youthful fa.. But the white
bearded old man ben ting over the pros
trate form with uplifted knife saw noth
ing distinctly. To his morbid imagin-1
ing only the form of a hated spy lay
helpless before him. A spy in the ser
vice of tue detested "revenoos," who had
robbed hi. n of his only and well be.ov
"Uncle !" screamed Nan, drajiug hiin
back. "Uncle! You shall not. Can't
yoa see? it's Joha our Jjhn your
The pedeler woke and stared upward
in a bewildered way. The knife fell to
the floor as Moses, his eyes almost start
ing from his head, stared at his son's
white face. Suddenly he comprehended
and the effect descended open him lik a
Uttering alow, quivering cry he sank
to his knees by the bedside, and his head
fell forward. Nan's and John's eyes met
in a mutually recognizing glance ; then
tbey turned their attention to the old
man. As they laid him npon the bed
Aunt Viney, awakened by the noise, came
in. She fell as though confronted by a
John!" she exclaimed. "Yet it can't
shorely be !"
"Yes, it is mother. I didnt know how
you'd all take my beta' so long in the
pen, so when the governor pardoned ma
out I 'lowed I'd come home as .a psdller
'nd in disguise till I found out if you all
cared for me any more."
While John was speaking Mop open
ed his eyes, and tears blinded them as he
"My 3on, my son!" he inarm red
brokenly. "And I might have killed
him! My mind's madecp. There'll be
no more Btillin' done in Bar holler after
"Do yoa reckon Nan cares for me any
more, father?" asked John, while his
eyes sought those of Nan.
"Of course she do. Hasn't she been
grievin' herself away ever sir.ee yoa was
tojk. She never looked at another
Nan's confasioa seemed to sanction
"There's only one thing then to be
done," interrupted Aunt Viney decisive
ly. They've just pt to go over to the
circa. t rider's next Sunday 'nd git mar
ried. After that's over 'nd done with,
Mose, I do hope you'll behave yourself
in fatur' ."
"Haint I said I weren't eotn' to 'still
whiskey any more?" K ' illin's been at
the bottom of all oar trou 'es."
While the old folks tailed John tok
Nan's hand in his, and they stealthily
kissel each other. Pu'.'a.: .'. ia T7m'A
The Place Was Open.
A runaway darkey, before the war,
was on his way to Canada, and was met
by a country mas, who questioned him
as to the treatment be had received at
the hands of his master.
" Didn't you have enough to eat ?' the
country man asked.
" And a warm place to sleep ?"
"Then what did yoa ran away for?"
Say, boss," the darkey replied, " if
yon think you'd like tha place, it's ope it
A Yorkshire Ticar once received the
fallowing notice regarding a marriare
from a parih house: "This is to give
yoa notis that I aai Miss Jemin Ara
bella Breariy iscomia to yoar church
on Saturday afternoon nex, to undergo
the operation of matrimony at yoar
hands. Please be promp, as the cab is
bireJ by the boar."
Mr. and Mrs. 3ovv3er.
Son Oi l Jl)Tiit,$ Rennrel and IW- L
" I see," said Mrs. Bowser, as she sat
reading the paper the other evening,
while Mr. Bowser was trying to dig a peg
oat of his shoe "I see that another
Brooklyn man has ran away and left his
"Has, eh? We", I don't wender at
it," replied Mr. Bowser. i
"Tid you read the item?"
"Oh, but I know how it Lappened.
Ha found out that he couldn't take a bit
cf comfort in his home, and he left it.
Nooce knows the misery that poor man
suffered before he took that step."
" It dueen't say he was unhappy."
" Of course not. No husband ever gets
justice to say nothing of pitty. 11! bet
he suffered a thousand deaths before be
walked away to die in some lonely spot
by his own hand."
" Well, dear, you'll never be driven
away at any act of mine," she said as
she went over and kissed hira.
" W-what in thunder are yoa doing?"
shouted Mr. Bowser, as he dropped the
t-hoe and sprang up..
" Why, I kissed yoa."
" Well, I don't want anybody blowing
into my ears or spitting on my chin !
What struck yoa all at once?"
"There was a time, Mr. Bjwser there
was a time when "
" When what?
" When yoa said that if I would kite
you, you would be the happiest man in
the whole world.
"Never! Never even hinted such a
thing ! I wasn't that sort of a noodle
"Mr. Bowser! Why, there was fur
three months, while I was making np
my mind to marry you, that you could
hardly live from day to day."
"Waiting! Yoa waiting! Well that is
cool! That tickles me ha! ha! ha!" he
shouted, as he hel l his sides.
" Yes, waiting."
" Why ha ! ha! ha! yoa said 'yes so
mighty quick you bit your tongue in do
ing it ! The idea of me pining and wast
ing away becau-e I feared yoa would
say no "'
"Do yoa remember the pet name yoa
used to call me T' she asked.
" Pet nonsense !"
" Ycu called me your red wild rose."
" Eed wild pigweed ! Are yoa getting
soft ia the head, Mrs. Bowser?"
"Nearly all year letters to me were
dated anywhere from midnight to 1
o'clock in tbe morning, and "
"Never! Never wrote yoa a letter ex
cept in the afternoon, when I hadn't any
thingto do anl wanted to cue up half an
hour's time," replied Mr. Bowser.
"And every oue of them speaks of how
lonely yoa were, and with what joyous
anticipations yoa looked forward to your
"Lonely ! Joyous anticipations! I'd be
apt to lonely when there were a dozen
or more mighty good looking girls after
me, wouldn't I?"
But in a few brief years after mar
riage how .the average husband des
change," observed Mrs. Biwser, as if
speaking to herself.
Yes, that's it. Yoa boated me down
and got me to marry yoa. and now you
are trying to make my horns happy. If
you are feeling badly why don't you go
and make yourself some catnip tea."
" Husbands talk about happy homes,
she continued, as she looked the paper
over, " but what do they do to Make it
- " While they are courting they are all
smiles and softta'k, but the honeymoon
is no sooner over than they stand rt veal
ed in their trae colors."
" Keep pitching right in, Mrs. Bowser !
Nothing like a fault finding wife lo
make home pleasant ."'
" Do yoa remember that Fourth of Ju
ly even.cg when we sat on the veranda"."
she asked. T shall always remember
what yoa sail that niht and how much
the situation affected you."
" A ff;vted me ! What oa earth are yon
" Yoa took my hand in yours, Mr.
Bowser and you aked me to p'.eaee try
and leara to love yoa."
"Never! If yoa'd swear to that on l'
.m;Iy Biblea I wouldn't believe if"i
" Yoa said that K.'a wa but a weary
waste to you before I croased your pth,
" I never did never! never! never!
he shoa!:'l as he sprang up, No one but
yoa ever charged me with being an idiot
or a lunatic !,'
"I'Ida't you onje show me som3 bak
ing powder in a pill box and tell me it
was strychnine, and that you'd take it if
I married any one else?"
" Never! Nevercared two conts wheth
er yoa married any one ehe?"
"And yoa deny that w hea father came
oat one evening and threw you off the
stoop an 1 toll yoa never to corns back
I tr.at you wrote me vou "
"Threw me off the stoop 1 Your fath
! er! By the great hornspxin, but this is
too much, Mrs. Bowser! Threw me! I'd
ike to have seen the whole caboodle of
your relations throw nie off a stoop !"
Perhaps yoa doa"t remember how
you used to compare ray eyes tost&rsani
tell me that it would be the one effort of
yonr Ilfj to make roe happy?"
"Eyes! Stars! The idea of my talking
any such bosh ! I came hosie expecting
vt speal a happy evening ia the boeosi
of my family aal yoa've gone and
knocked it all over! That's tbe way with
the tamai woman always kicking and
compiainiag about something."
"There was a time when yoa used to
pet me, Mr. Bowser."
"That's it! Kep right on harping or
that same old string! If a husband don't
tell his wife 40 times a day that she's his
wife, 4) times a Jav that she's his shin
ing star she's rea jy to kick and make his
home miserable, I may be driven oat any
day now. I've seen it coming for the last
two years, Mt I was helpless. I'm poing
to lock np and go to hid. Gl night,
Mrs. Bowser!" See York Hortf.
"Arabella, dear, I am sorry to teil yoa
that Freddy and Algernon dida't like the
frock yon wore last night."
"Araminta, dearest,. I don't dress to
please the men, but to worry the girls."
The yellow day lily is not as coma'.on
as it deserves to be. Tbe flowers are of
a clear canary yellow anl the foliage is
" Old Glory."
Harry Hall, who write interesting let
ters to the Pittsburg TT' when he isn't
lecturing on a half doren popular themes
visited the flag room at the Capitol, and
be sends the Tli-n-s a column about iL
" There is an upper room in the Capitol,
away from the noise aad hubbub of leg
islation, whither the feet of many pil
grims tend. Mott of these are men bo
longer young. Their heads are grizzled
and gray; they are men of the empty
and limping gait, ami sounding crutch,
and very many wear the dark blue
clothes and bronze buttons that tell they
are comrades of tbe Grand Array of the
Eepubli' When the delegates to the
recent Department Encampment at Leb
anon were passing through the Capitol
on their way there, or on their return,
there was a continual procession cf old
soldiers toward that room, and no week
day passes that does not see a dozen or
more veterans from all parts of the State
and many former Pennsylvanians whose
homes are in other Commonwealths, en
ter its door and gaze with reverence and
affection upon the treasures it contains.
Not seldom gray-haired men shed silent i
tears, and when a group comes ia toirelh
er there are t-!d reminiscences cf stirring
scenes, and, like Goldsmith's wandering
veteran, one will 'shoulder hi? crutch and
tell how fields were woa.'
" For this is the Sure flag-room, aad
here are enshrine" 1 the faded, battle-tora,
and uijiiering banners beneath whose
folds Pennsylvania's soldiere faced death
on a hundred harl-f ouht fields. There
are ill in all. The tlag' of every Penn
sylvania regiment are here preserved,
except those of the Fifty-fourth and
Niuety-oixth infantry and the Eighteenth
Nineteenth, Twentieth land Twenty-second
cavalry. These have disappeared ;
whether lost in the foaming caldron of
war, or throofh carelessness or neglect, j
history fails to note.
"Alt these fli,j9 are bullet-pierced, torn j
and dropping to pieces. Many are bat a I
few silken shreds, clinging to the staff, j
Ttie oace tingat co.or are taJed, tbeetn- ;
blazoned stars are dim. And jet they I Cola a, bos' direct descendar.t, in com
appeal louder than words to patriotic ! Ean j 0f the three Spanish chips, and
hearts. And lo the nien who iu the red,, a,iairal L?bm, who wlli direct the
f jrnace of war forged iieas into actuali
ties, they call up a thousand memories."
Mark Twain s Request
According to a Washington letter in
the "St-Louis Republic," Secretary Mor-
ton recently received the following letter
from "Mark Tasini" !
New York, Aprit 0,153:5. j
"To the Hon. J. Sterling Morton-
DiAit5:i;-Your petitioner, Mark Twain, !
a poor farmer of Connecticut-indeed, I
the poorest oue there in the opinion of j
envy desire a lew choice breeds of seed
corn i maize, and in return will xealous-
ly support the Administration in ail ways
honorable and otherwise.
"To speak by the card, I want these
thincsto carrvto Italv to an English
lady. She is a neighbor of mine outride
of Florence, and has a great garden and
thinks sh could raise corn for her table !
if rhe had the right ammunition. I my-
self feel a warm interest in this enter- !
prise, both on patriotic grounds and be- j
caa-te I have a key to that garden, which i
I got male from a wax impression. It j
is not very good soil, still I think s.te can j
raise enough for oae table anl I am in a
potion to select the table. If yoa are
willing to aid anl abet a countryman
and Glldner thinks you arei, please find
the signature and address of yoar peti
tioner below. Respectfully and truly
"Mark Twain, I7 Fffth avenue. New
"P. S. A handful of choice Southern
watermelon seeds would pleasantly aid
t) that lady's employments an 1 give my
table a corresponding lift."
Secretary Morton complies with the
For five years I suffered with pain and
discharge of the threat, hacking couh,
frontal headache, weak eyes. at
times ; codld not talk above a w hiper
lost weight continu Ally, and not able to
work. I was treats I by the bjst physi
cians in the county, but receive i no re
lief. After giving up all hopos I was rec
ommended to use a bottle of Mayers
Magnetic Catarrh Care. Afier Uiing it
for four weeks my speech returned. All
symptoms of Catarrh have disappeared
and "I feel like a different person."'
Mas. Eli as II ndwkkk,
Eik Lick, Somerset Co.. Pa.
The above is one of the many testimo
nia's we have received this week, and we
will publish every two weeks a idiiional
persons haviag been cured by out mar
velous medicine. Try a bottle and be
cured at once.
M tTtis' Dsn; Co
For sale by 0. W. Essf.'co and J. M.
LoiTHEr, aifc.-set, Pa., and DamdGild
.ves Rock wood. Pa.
Applicant for insiriDce "No, sir; I
neither drink, chew nor swear. I don't
go to the theatre or attend bails and have
no evil associates. I am at home always
by 1) o'c!-ck, am a Sunday-sciiool teach
er and to v morals are above reprxsch. I
rr.r hi t a ttnv'a ftrkn4A in in V Ilff? " I
Agent "That is an extra bazirdous
ri-k,yoang man, and we can't take it."
Applicant "What !"
Agent "No. The good die young,
Bigley "I've got an order from
friend to bay a dresser for him. I'm on
my way down town now on that mission.
I don't suppose an article of that sort
costs mauh, does UT Wagely 'A
dresser. I married one ten years ego.
an 1 it has impressed me with the belief
that there could be no eostiler invest
ment." "I thoaght yoa told me sir, that yoa
were a young man of regular habits,"
cried old Mr. Q tackenbojh aa bis new
assistant reeled into the ball last night.
"So I am," responded the yoang man ;
"so I am. This is one of 'era."
Mrs.Crimsonbeak It is pretty late ia
the day for Mas Olds to thiuk of getting
married, I should say.
Mr. Cricasoabeak Well, I understand
her fiance coosi lered that, aad to be con
sistent he did not proposi until nearly
WHOLE NO. 2178
Two Kamrjus Admirals.
As the date of the great naval review
in New York harbor April -approached
scarcely a day passes that some visit
ing warshp commanded by a naval
official of the h'j:hest rank does not ar
rive at the rendezvous in Hampton lioads,
the scene of the memorable battle be
tween the Monitor and the Merrimac.
T.ear Admiral Bancroft Gherardi is ia
command of the magnificent s-juadroa
of lo steel warships that will represent
Uncle Sara in the great marine pageant.
E-ar Admiral GherarJi was born ia
Louisiana Nov. IS.12, and was appoint
ed from MassachasetU Jr:ne 2!,
ISAtV. He was made lieutenant com-man-ier
ia 1S;2. In lvid-4 he successive
ly commanded the gunboat Cbocorua
and the steamer Port Royal, and in the
latter vessel took part ia tne battle of
Mobile Bay, where he distinguished
himself. He-was promoted to a captain
cy in 1S4 and became a rear admiral in
l.sST. In 1n.n he succeeded Admiral
Ralph Chandler as comman'Iant at the
Brooklyn navy yard, and in FebuaTT,
1'. w as appointed to the command of
the North American station. Uia rJa;:-
hip is the big steel protected cruiser
Philadelphia. Our fleet is divide.! into
two sqnadr.ms, the first of which is com
manded by Rear Admiral A. E. K
Benhain and the second by Acting Rear
Admiral John G. Walker.
(aet.f the swii'testanl rnost fortcida
b'e warh:ps that will be seen at the
review is the famous protected cruiser
Blake, the flghip of England's vasitiD
fiet of five ve-!s. She is commanded
by Vic Admiral Sir John O. Hopkins,
- u v i. .i -. .1-. !
K. C. B., who! ran w higher than that
. , . .. , tt I
of ri?ar Admiral unerarui. no is oue j
of the best known officers ia the British j
navy and is noted for his thorough
firr.i'iaritv with every branch cf nava!
service. Among the other naval di- j
nitarits who will be present are the
fcilo :nz : j
Heat Admiral Magnaght, in command j
cf Italy's foar ships; Vice Admiral j
Kornakorf, ia charge of Russia's fi--e tleet .
Me base of eragua.
of fix ve.-sels
movements' of France's two war vesre.s.
The Duration of a Dream. j
Those learned aad scieati:'; .- gentlemen j
who have (rone into the euV j-vt declare j
the tongas dreams nar.ny ,sv a i
minutes. Tbe following instance lends j
support to their views. One evening
Victor lingo was dictating letters to his j
n.-UrT. Outcome by fatigue, the j
dropped into a slumber. A few j
moments afierward he awoke, haunted j
atn which- M Le thought had j
j exLen.ie-1 over s-verai uour.-. u-,
j hlamed bis secretary for siting there J
wait:n for him, instead ox waeninj
him or else going away. What was his
i surprise wn-jn ine oe:.oeret secret,
j tohl him that he had only jut finished
) th It sentence .Utated to bun.-.'
Coirg-. Coing, Ccne.
"Wnat will yoa give me fir this gua?
Going once, going twice, ard"
But Samuel Herzoe, of No. 4,'S Mil
waukee avenue, didn't have an opiur-
; tantty to say so.d. a 1 l-n y. and to
! thes-.rpr.se of everybody in tne room.
inere was a report anu
i twne a cry of pain. The weaton lad
i been accilentally discharged, and the
! bailer, strikir a counter, glanced off
j and lodged in tKe calf of Gore-e Iv
I Hgen's leg. DiHin is eairioy d tt
i No. 0 South Halsteai street. He was
! not sreioosly wounded, ller.'.e was
! locked up at the west Chica.ro, avenue
S. II. Clifford, New Cas-e', V. isvocsin,
ta-j troubled with NsuraVi i aa 1 Roe t-
niatis-.n, his stomich was disordre-l. his
. liver was afficte I to aa a'.ariin degree,
( appetite fell away.an 1 he ws te-ri'jly
j re-laced in flesh aril s'.ren'.a. Th.-e
; bottle of L.ectric B tte- c it 1 hi oi.
! Elwari Sliepherd, H srrls') lrg. El.,
ha ; a running so.e on n:s teg ot e;g-u
vsrs' staa ling. Ued threi bottles of
Electric Bitten an 1 sevea btx.sof Bak
len's Arnica Siive, aad h.s h- i soja 1
John Speaker, Catawba. O, had five
large fever sores on his !ej ; d x tors said
he was incurable. Oa bottle Electric
B.tters and oae box Bicileo's Arni.a
Salve cared hiai entirely. Sjid at J. N.
Snvder's dru ' sfre.
Remedy for Caboage Worms
While looking 3 pon - ne line heads ;
of cabbage on tbe premi.-s of a neighbor. ;
we i.otie?-l th-.t they were entirely free
from calj;e worms, aod w? 'erae-i his ;
remedy which te cUied was whol'y ;
effectual aa 1, though out of e j
give it lttt we fort it later. It is simj.lv j
to liy tansy leaves upon tie plants wi.en '
they are g'owmg an 1 beoever they re- j
; lire renewing, an 1 the worms would t-e I
kept eff as well as t'.e miller the lays!
the vji. The rnisdy is si u;-!e aad '
worih trvic g. i
I saiL-red from acre acut- inclination
inmvnoseat l heai f..-r a wk at a
time I could not s3. I aal E y's Crea a
Balm and in a fj diys I was cured. It
is w)nderfil hsw q-iirk it he'ped me.
Mr. Georgie S. J ilon, Htrtforj, Conn.
For three wss-'i. I was sari -ring fro;u a
severe cold in my hea 1, a-vompan el by
a pain in the templet E y's Cream
Eaim waa recommend'-d to me. After
only six applications of the Eilm every
trace of the cold was rem oved. Henry
C. Clark, New oii Appraisers Oihce.
Visit --r, picking np the bsby : o this
is thebabv. is it? Bless h's little lootsie-
woobsie. rC -hee! Wa--1! 'ce pok aa'
rib's." The B wU.n bst-y : "M jtb-r, will
voa kindly inform me whether the de
plorable condition of this peroo is due
to permanent dementia or spasmodic
end inter fttect insanity?"
"Yes, darling, we mat piri. I go ; Fallon cutnty has few er miles of rail
West to s-rk my fortune. Waen I have 1 road than any other in Pennsylvania,
found it, I will return and Lay it at your ! and Forest county has relatively the
dear feet. Farewell I" He went West ; I most extensive timber lands
he found his fortnne : lut as he would;
Have nai some u.mcu.ty in laying 1. at
j her feet, he never eauie back. He Lad
married a rich widow.
Had a Famous Iron Spring.
He was a weary thin and sallow look
ing man, who had never been so far
'Vttt before, and when he struck Carson
Ci'r he bailed the brat native he met.
Van yoa tell roe, sir, if there are any
mineral spring here 7
"From the East?" asked the Wester
"Come hrre f ir yer brallh ?'.
"Tried everything, I supjose?"
"Tried u!phur Springs?"
" Yes. Didn't hel p me a bit."
" Been to Arkansas V
"Ye and everywhere else."
"What kind of water are yoa looking
for now ?
"Well, no kind in particular. I waa
told, though, that I'd find a variety of
springs out here."
"Going to locate ?
"Wei!, stranger, I have got juift what
you want. A vacant lot in the best part
of the city. Finest iron springs ia the
country. Go and see for yourself.
"But how do yoa know it's iron ?
queried the Easterner.
"Well, pardaer, I drove ray horse
through it and he came out with iron
shoes on his feet. And that ain't all. I
drove some pigs down there to drink.
They turned into pigiron,and Isoldthetn
to the iron foundry. Just what yoa want.
For sale cheap. Vhy, hello! What's
the matter T
The weary Easterner had turned
aad was walking off up the road. .N7x
Y-j.-s I!-cl i.
What She Lost.
A woman in a car dropped something.
Her concern was immediate. Whisper
ing to her companion, a man, she got
down on the floor to look for it.
The man, too, got down, and wi:h
their hands thev felt over the area with
in reach. Then the man felt his pocket
and took out matches, which he lighted,
aad the two explored with their eye.
Tiieir neighbors, seeing their troiibl
and anxiety began to bestir themselves
Women lifted their skirts; and men poked
the' floor with their walking sticks.
Others ever more sympathetic, got on
j the floor and commenced exploring it
The interest spread ; there waa a ge ri
erAl movement. E
fartnest remove felt
ven the people th
that it was only po
lite to do something aad make vague
movements w.th taeir feet and swept
the floor anxiously with their eyes.
At lenirth when the excitement was at
its .height, the lost artitie was ibuad.
There was a general interest in the car
to know what they had ail been hunt
The disgust of everybody my be im-
! ajinel wten the lost article turn d out
to be a small stub of lead pencil. ..'-.
Lady Is this celery fresh?
" Ye' ill."
"Is it crisp?"
" Yes m."
" Are you sure its ail right ?"
" Where did yoa get it V
" From a market gardener, mum."
" Horn much is it?"
" Ten cents a bunch "
" Isn't that rather high T
" N ot at this season."
- I've got it here lately for less."
" That was small and rxther green."
"Cm yoa seal it u; 7 '
" I a ti me for d i nner ?"
" i i i, yes' til."
"Just break m off a piece aal let mi
" Yes'm. Here Is so tie."
"iltmphl II isn't nicj at ail. It's
" Well, mum. it's a pd while slave
you asked if it was fresh."
Is a tantilizingaliuonition to thoe wh
at this season (ml all tired our. weak.
wi'hit appetite and disc iiragt. Rot
t:i way m wic1! II t's i-sapanUa
biuMs v trie tired fra-ne and irives a
joi appetite, really won lerfol. s
wes:iy, Ta- 11 wi s and it will brave
For a geneta! family cathartic we vn
j fiJent'.y recomnial IIsl 1'iIU.
iH.ra Is that Dew waist yoa are hav
I iig made a creation of your own ?
. Cora Yes. Ian going to call it the
new navy -let-iga.
IVora What for?
Cora Becan-te I expect it to b?so we'll
; The oldest " life prisoner" in tbe peni-
tertiary iu Pniladeif hia is Barney Mc
' Cue, wuo was wat there about Is years
; a,--, for taur lering a mrn at Tort I'enn.
i LTcomiag county. MiCue was sentenced
' bo be banged on St. Patrick's day, but
; the Catholics secured his reprieve and
i tintlly hil the s.-nteoce confuted to
s i.u orison meat f r life.
Aw-ilkaa N ; York phi!j'iOtfi-t
sjvs You'ii- g ieny is the most l.:li--ult
.'-C.'ras.-uical uaue irj f, U 41 ted SwUeS
to pronounce ami spell. It ia the name
of a creek iu Westrra i'iuasy iv ttiiA ka I
is Jem el fron the I ndlan tongue.
We pass our live in regretting the past
complaining of the prescut anl indulg
ing false hope of the future.
To ind-Ke b'isiiiess ai in In advertise
an Alt )Q ne-tpiper csl.s attenuoa to
the tvt that ever sioe-s Btiaaiii, shown
ia the D ole, (tail : - C me; n w, and I
wii! ad'ertU.'" taat m tne oae way to at-tra-t
Haired is a precious li.r, a p.oisu
der.rer than that of the Bjrgias, because
it is tna.le of our blood, oar hesuth, our
sleep and two-thirds of oar love.
Salomon I- Ulmer, who landed ia
yg, co-rdy, near Wesiernvuie, 4 years
J ago, has never In his who'e Ufa used a
I match to kia lie a fi-e. F.iat, steel and
j punk are good enoo4h for hiua
j Sild a Pme street lawyer to his yon aft
I clerk: "Why wasn't yod at the office
eariier tuis morning?" "Beg pardon,
1 but I'm a reformer. I iieve taat the
-e should seek the man, not the man
. Wafts OI-I Gnmmis left hn wife pret-
j ty well off when he died, didi"; he ?
' Potts Better off, in fact.
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