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Somerset Herald. ....ntnl':. OTA :ronli'1llbliCati0n .. ,-v V.-ln-d::y morning at rjS:a! i! I'.iJ In advance, otb.-r-wtse '",' '.',,-..11 will 1 diwvntinm-d un;a - iiv p.iHl up. rt masters nv r'"'' " . ... when euJwcriher- do not . . .. -e ii.'"'. ' c '-' " . - will be held responsible ' t,ai l'"' ''r ,"'t af-i'"'1 , , i. from one por-tonlce to s-. iV0 :i,o name of the forni- t: ':" . . , -Itt u:liec Address ST- ... . , w!T ! I IIILK. jMtitstr. 1'a. C. W. WALKER. kT-LAV. ... vi VKY ITliUC, Somerset, l'lt. ,.. r.srth su, llttsburs, rs IV- Hk Siorc ...... i -1 i " H A1' 1 ti-Al-liW. Soiiicr&el, l'a. t:ur, .i;.Y-AT-LA, Somerset, l'a. I t.l. mTI.L, .,i..i.v-.tm-, Somerset, Ia. i-i-:cKi-:i:, .;!. V-Ai-i,.kV, miners 't, I "a. ..ux- Kw, opi-osile Court ni:M:v-.r-uw, Somerset, Ta. K, .:;NLY-AT-LAW, som-ix-t, l'a. A. 1 V J. ""7. .. i J- O. OOLK. V i i ' i - i"S-A r-LVW, Si;u ixt, Pa. .. . ... . - .- . ; ;ii iitin to liusiiics -u- ri I N ! hay, wi :i..tl-AT-LW, somerset. Fa. , :. K-!iile. Will attend lo -. ,'';'. ..:-.-i lo Uicil'illi lirouipt- :IN II- Till-. Aii..i.r.V-AT-LAV, -somerset, I'a 11.1 to ail business in- ' .'.i I).!;:.' Money aJviii!e.ni ou coikv a. in.i-x ii; iamluolli Uloci. J HV . KIM MEL. A i i "KM-. V-.vT UW, Soia.-rs. t, lu .. --4r ii.II Vaiiri T- to his ' ; ;;i..l .c-joii.iiis enmities Willi " '- . - ;i i.: i i . J. ;;l . Hie-.' ol. 111 CroJ ,7rn i ..a.""iu s on.n ry Slore. iiMi i- rrcii, J .ii;.;i.M-.l'-AT.LV.-, Soiiii fs-1, Ta. . :! .:: ' :!:.i:.oili Illo- k. up s!;iir. Ku ; .. i'i.m sirtil. Coll.vlions i ...i;.". lit i" ex:i!in"'l. ii.u ail "11 ! a.uuuetl lo wita i-ioiiii'iiiess i J. r UN. L. C. euLla.uiN. Soiiu-rsi t, Pa. V " . r.'. ru;fl to ur rare will le .... ... ... ... I.' .:tl..l..ll 1.1 1 0llH lil'lue lit xtu r-.-U ile-.ilor.l antl mljoiu m nuiili.. sar.nfi auU eouveyaaeiut C'j-ii-i reMii:.l';e u rui.. II, L. IlAUIl, A i IX'US tY-AT-LA W, oiat-ix t- l'a. T r.i ue in Somerxt ami alj.iuintr fi.;. Ail i'UMiH-sf -liiru.iletf to linu ul r-.u i r. .1.. i-i aiu mioii. rifoFrK.'Tll. W. II. UllTK.L. 'iin-'i;TH a nrri'KL, L A nXilI-NKYS-A l-AW, Soiner-iet, Pa, i i.;n :.;raMnl to tiii-ir -;ire will lie Ki aa-l uoeiiiaiiy atU-uU-J to. (tiliee i . M...U .:)- r.1, oixi.-ile Mmiaolli J, Y. CAUOTHKILS M. D., 1'1I1i1AN ami St i:ir.'.N, Soi.a r !, l'a. :i Pu'not ssnvt, near IL li. Station. Dl I'. V. SIIAKFKIi, i :iii IAN ami Sl'il'iKuN, s.tiiii.rM-t, Pa. I i" ii. ;r- :' u:i:il s-r"iet?i to tiie eitl- l-..- ... I t ull'I Vleilllty. OlJUt IHXt t; v .'tni.iri-v .ii' ilou-i. D!L J. M. l"TllKIi, pin.-n ;a.n AM)M'Kuax, M.;a Mr-t, r.iirof Iiraj: suirc. D 'i. il. S. XI. MM ELL. ;: ;! I.,. .r,..',ionl u reiees to tlie riti A ;.,. .--t ati.l vieiiiuy. I "n!em ri .":.... . iv-..m (f-ali b-MUllU at lli ol M.i.i: .., r.i-l ol liiamomL. )l J. S.M. MI .LEX, -' 'ir:i i j..;. in lK-n;:slrr.) .'' l "1' .i::"ii to the preservation ; i. Artuieud f t iiiwrttI. A -I- r:m:i. - :r..-i .1 s;iliftietor-. t litl.-e ;i" 'Ar-r i.. li. Icivi t o n i-Uire, v.ii-r Mui t r..-- iA i a!nol urei-tn. (.. ii. mi morn, Funeral Director. "r-'" . Main (Yo.ss St. JU-MtlciRV, I';ilri"t SL -''M.V MAKEiT i' '"-I : : . ; ,j. 1. nHn the anrtSinT " :' ' ii r.iu tn- nttlizttl :it a pu!lic : ' .- a t :;S lmij;u, ui-iC e v . J.tn:! I.. 'lairi;tti li.td ' !- r'": ' -' n:-. aii'l has nw-t with " ; " : ': - " in-r. v i r lii m-h io havt : I " !:it ;uliKi..x r - ' - - . ... . :.f;ny. A.i-ir.-s J' US U TAYMAN, l.tuii--viile, l'a, OiisI Oils! O ' - . i'.i.. tit. i a H-ialiy l ii-Ti:n;t!r.g Lubricating Oils -Vatha & CJasolinc, 1 t:.. fr.,iu IVtn.U-utn. Wo cu "liiji.riM,!! with eviry kuuvru Product of Petroleum Ir. ti:t int unif.irn.iy Satisfactory Oils -IX TIIE- i It f .r Somrrx-l and vieini- K- .::t:w l.y "-k & i:kki:its nd I UKAsK Ki M iSKIl, Smeret, Pa. WlSTIC JOB PRimiUG SPECIALTY. nHY )I. BE.NSUOFF, KmmuRWG STATIONER A N il fiUXK BOOK MAKER llA3fJfAM ULOCK. Jcstown, pa. 1 Q VOL. XLIH. NO. THE First national Bat Somerset, Pcnn'a. o Capita!, 850,000. Surplus, 316,000. DEPOSITS HCCCIVCDIN LARGE ANDItf ALl AMOUNT?. PAYABLE ON DEMAND. ACCOUNTS OF MERCHANTS, FARMERS, STOCK DEALERS, AND OTHERS SOLICITED DISCOUNTS DAILY. HOARD OF DIRECTORS. Laiu e m. hvks, ;. u. s i i.i jasiks u. wan, v. n. Mii.i.Kit, JUIIN IL SCiiTT, IllUST. S. SClU FKKD W. l;l!IX'KKIi. ei'Wakk scn.r : : rniiDKXT. VALKNTINK HAY, : Vlt K PUKsI HUNT. IIAKVKY M. UitKI.KY, : CAMIIKK. The funds and securities of this Imnk are se curely j.rou et.tl in a celebrated t 'OKLlss Hru-Gl-Ai: PmxiK Safe. The only safe nuule abso lutely burj-Uir-l-root. Th3 Swat CoeH NatlDnal R OF SOMERSET PA. - :0. DtaMlihed. 1377. Orpnlred u t KiSsmI, 1S90 i $50,000 ! i CAPITAL, SURPLUS AND UN- DIVIDED PROFITS 316,000. Chas. I. Harrison. Pres't. Wm. H. Koontz, VTice Pres't. Milton J. Pritts, Cashier. Directors : SAMTKI. SNYI'KIU AVM. FXDsI.KY. JOSIAII SPK 1IT. JoXAS M. fmiK. JiiHX II. SXYi"K!t, Jl!IX S'il KrT. JtiSKPH B. IIAYIS. NtlAH S. MII.I.KIt, II AKKISV'X SN YliKIL, J KUt iM K SI I'KKT, SAM. 1L 1IAUUIS1IX". ("u-tomrr of this tan!; will reeeivf tile inosl liU-ral tn-atnietii eo.i-it-iit u ii'i .i.'l:iiikiiiK. Partii-s wiliiiif to m-ikI nioiiey i-t-l nrm--t can lie ai-oiniiiolaU-J ly Urafl lor any ateouiit. Money anI v:i)u:tlil swnnnl l.y one ff Hi. O'lebraU'd siil"i, Wltil mont Improved tll.H' tH-)i. i'oll-vii"ns nnde !n nil jnirt of the t'nited Sin:. t'harv-s mo-l'-rale. Aeeouuti and U''p,siL; ;!i:-it'X FISELITT Tiffi ill I1RI C3. 121 & 111 Foiirih Ave., PITTSBURGH, PA. Capital - - - ni uu. ! Undivided Profits f 250.0CO. Actu as Exeeutor, Ouar-lian, Assignee anl IUtviver. Wills' reeeiviil for mill lieM free of d large. I Rusiness tif ri-shleiit.saii'l non-rei'h nts carefully ttttcinhil Uk j JOHN li. JACKSON, - Pre-:le:it. JAMES J. IKJNNELI V. Presiileiit. FRANKLIN P.EOWN, - Secretary. JAS. C. CHAPLIN, - Treasurer. m ART AMATEUR, j o f r Best and Largest Practxal Art Magazine. (The odIv Art Pnr!rl;ei urded a Mcda! at the iTid'F:r.l I ir.i!u,iW t i u3 I"-'1 m ,!r f -. m m '"'-"" 'a "!'' rUn lUC. wev.i !.ni-ocyo!J f C uiei.iKie.i e i.!.l ".!:'ti a i-,k i I I 1 n a nr x. ustii s.iiK-rb c "o ; s-- 111 for eo). v tz o-fniti irik- anfl --in ' A. W ir.vnurv cl i3r ii;:ij .rtsu!-" price Or rnn O- we !'' "Painting rUn ZOCi f.T B.-J'iiner.-lWino!. MONTAGUE MVRKS, 23 Union Square, New YmL. GOOD LIQUORS ! and Ch3ap Liters P.v calli".jr :it the ?! Reliable Liit:T St'Tv-, 309 Sain St, and 106 Ciintoa St, JolmstOAvn, Pa., all in ls of thf hoie.-t lior.- in mar ket ui le ha.l. Tinny ohl custom ers this is a wcll-knowd fart, nl to all others coiiviin sii-r i-rH)f will be iven. Im't forget that I keep on haml the jr.vtitcst variety of Ll-jaors the choiiest bramls ami at the lowest IriecH. P. S. FISHER. A. H- HUSTON, Undertaker and Embalmer. A GOOD HEARSE, nd ever thing icrtali.in to fun.-raU rum Hied. SOMERSET - - Pa 80. The Magic Touch OF Hood's Sarsaparilla You smile at the idea. But ou are a sufferer from Dy r'spepsia An I Indigestion, tnr a boltlc, and be fore j ou have taken "half a !ozen iioe yoa will i;ivo!uixtari!y think, and no iloubl eseliiia, That Just Hits It!" "That soothin? e!Tect is a ma"ic touehr Hood's Sarsatiftrilla Rentiy tms an t Hn n-,i!iens'the stomaeb. aud digestive orcans, invirorates tl.n liver, creates a natural. Iiralihv de;iq for food, pives refresh in;; thip. sik! in sliort, raise ;he hraith tone of U: ciiii re eystcai, lienjember Hoodls Sarsa parilla Hood's Piil3 cure liver consti;.tUon, tuioustiess. jaunuice, sick licda. he. iialiccitioa LADIES' SHIRT WAiSTS. The warm s-vll will stitri-st this eo!!iftrt:Mt :f.il iihti than ctT xIular r:ir:iit'iit. We have nil kinds i:i the Star Fakc, The iH--t intiile, with I'ulF I'lalUtl an.I SHIELD FRONTS, turn ilowu aii'l .t:inIiiig collars, in ma terials sueh tvi rERCALI, MADRAS, ; ZEPHYR AND I OXFORD CLOTH. I All r-iA-s, 3 up to 42. Pminf.t atti rition will beplven to Mail Orders. H0RNE & WARD, 41 FIFTH AVENUE. Jacob D. Swank, Watchmaker and Jeweler, Next Door West of L-itheran Church, Somerset, - Pa. j I Am Now j.:v;i::ro.l to sMji-dy the vrh!ic wiih Clot ks, Vrateh.-s, a: ! Jew elry of nil ih'-oripiioti-, as Cheaji its the Che;;ji.--t. HErAiniNu a SPECIALTY. All work puaniiitiHHl. Look at my i-tiH-k li-.-fure iiiaking ytHir jiurchtLSi-s. J. D. SWANK. Wild & Anderson, Iron & Brass Founders, I.Djiiirers and MichiniU and Eogia Railders. - Manufacturers of COAL CAR WHEELS and AXLES. New and wi-ond hand M.-n-hinery, Shafting, llanucrs and I 'u! leys, l!ijotors. LultrieaMrs, iil 'litis. Etc. ERECTING OF MACHINERY A SPECIALTY St'ictly Frst-Cla Work Guaranteed. Sh i on I5roaI S, near 15. .V O. Iieji.it Johnstown, - - Pa. BANTLY, 134 Clinton Street, JOHNSTOWN. - - PA. -IiEALER IX- Builders' and Dthsr Hardware. GbASS, f AINTS, 01 h, V A FI NISHES, ETG. See Hir ljiTi;o Siiwk of Sleighs, Bob Sleds. Sleigh Bells. Rests, Horse Blankets, Etc. j PIUCES io suit the times. JORDAN & HINCHMAN. Wc are now ready with our new and laree In voiei- of Fine Confectionery Sih1s popular l.rr.ieN f ISLcuIt.s and Cakes Fancy JiI of all styU-s,anJ everythiiiB else pertaining to a flrst-clax house to fill onlern prumplly, and to mipi-ly resident Cim:lle to any ex tent. CiiNtii lay fresh, and always otri-r-ed at loet flxun. Cull and fee one of the finest iwortiiK'iiU ever carried. JQBDiN & H1NCHM. 270272 Main Street, Johnstown, Pa. Somerset SOIMEKSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 0, 1895. 05E TEAE THE LESS. Ifyou have caused oi.e Unr the l.-ss Imwii sorrow's cliwlt to How; If you have Ciiu-:ed chip smile the inoiv n any fa.-e to irlow; Then, fiien.l, you have not lived in Vain, For whereMi'er you Mray Tiirouuh learning's walk, or l:.lxir's paths, Or tniuli'e's t iiii'.tl way. You Ulil linvetais bright llioi!i.-ht tocheir, Tills in. luory lo Lies ., That you have cuu.etl o:ic- smile the more, Aud one sad leur the less. Tis Kweet to have the li.Snpi we prir. And sweet to lx4 eouten With w!.;.!.-;over lot io life Tiie ir .eioi;s I'owerri have s nt; Hat swi-et.-r far lo fo-1 and tn.iw Tiia: kindly word or deed May iielp, inrouli s.-s of i-areand win; Some soul in dir.t iii d. When those l.r.ive ni'-n wlio sLilIotied are u many a rock-bound shoro Put out, al k r.l of tli.-ir ! , Where billows Rhe und roKr If they Ita! sa"e f.-Mii deaih'r, cold sr.is,i i.ie halWrownr-d, shipv. re.-k.-d :n i!i They f 1 1 r. p;id io.-aM their toil, And all tin risit tii.-y ran. And thus if we, l.y timely itid, K.-ii ie.i-d Willi loviei; can-. Can save one Kid and si:ikh: le.irl From Mir;.-." of iK-spair, Kind Il -jiv. n will smile uio;i our task An! e t it etibrt l.i.-s.. If We hilt cans;' o:ii smile the more Arid o.e sad t.Mr-dr.p i.-ss. -.v. y. hwuj. )M1)0' DRAKE'S BKALI. HY MAK1K MiN.UK MAltSII. "Welir' sni.l the hire.1 rl, jis she t.sik a clothtj.in from her neiutli nnl sin fully fastened a jiair of tniiisi-rs of ancient etit uinl unijile roKrtioiis to the elothe.iiiiie, "whoil it e:i;ii--i t wl.l ows, I own Y:n to ie h.-yoii-l mv uii-ler.-l:in'I;:;o. What Mrs. Druke cai sv in that there furrin-sin-akin' wi-st-ertK-r, 1 can't sec. IJitt there's no lietio!i but hat tin? weibliti's to c-iine oii's-Kin, an' her tcllino; me to fetch thi-se here cl-ise t'nat lieloiieil to n'.m.U-r out out an.I air 'cm is to my miti.t a sure sin sh's jruia' to ili-jse of 'em an -t 'cm out of the way In fore liuiuVr two c;!iu-s a'oiit;. 'Her lirst's K-en under the xl these ten y,ri an' she's m.iuineil him bm enough, the lainl know. I ain't in IM way jiainst widows murryin' an' try in' it it.icam if tln-y like; but I do .-ay it 'ul lie xiuuvsiviuly to choo-e a man o' her own Yaiiai -tH-k than o;k-o' frojj catin' French d-'so;.'' And the hired iirl fjave the vest which she was shaking a jerk which sent one of the bijtjons hulf-way a.-ross the yard. It certainly did baik us though there was to lie a wedding at Widow Drake's b.-fcre long, and the lieioh'iM.rs whis IKTil that there was a little romance connected with it. And so there was, but they never could have guessed w hat ii was a'uml, neither could you if you were to try for a insmth ss I am going to tell you aliotit it. Tiie Widow l)r;..ke was a jilumji, well-jiresorveil li'.tie b hly, with fre.-di, rosy checks and bright blue eyes, and the smoothest if br.r.vn huir without a thread of silver in it. Siie was not Viiuil, but no ldy would have gllos m1 tit-it she was forty, and as a woman is only as old as she !ioks, she k-.-jit her own (Miiiisfl and let ji-.'ojik' sjn-ak of h.-r :is In'ing thirty-five. Her husband had left herti neat little h .nr.' and enough money to keen In r comfortably without ::ny car.- U-yond a few little economies now and then, in the sh:tie of a dyed gown or a recon-strj'-ted Ninnet. Her life was calm anl uneventful to.i uneventful, by half, she thought, as she sat in the twilight stroking the gret't Malted -:t whii li was her cm ji i:ii'iu a'pl co:iiid.t:it. Pri-illia, the maid of all w.-rk, was a woman of t'i maiiir.' an age to lie called a girl ill any other sense than a hired e;irl, and she chose that tide of lu r own free will. She had lived with Mrs. Irake during her brief married life, and the widow had kept ever since U-c.iuse she dreaded being ulonc in the house. jJt Prici'!a was neilln r sym pathetic nor resji msive, and Tom, the Maltese cat, was much more apt to agree with the widow's opinions so it was t ) him that she whisp -re.l, up in this evening in June, that she h.i-1 half a mind to go west and take up a claim. And Tom purred his ajiproval and tiie will v.v went o-i and piure.l into his car a scheme which had Ii h-h work ing in her mind for several diys. Of coursa every one said that she must b.' crazy. Odd, over-thrifty and ventures-imj were the mild-t of tlu a ljftives wiiic'.i wero applied to this harmless little wo;:i m, who was .sim ply tired of the dull life which she was living and who knew of no other way of making a change which would ben efit her health and mind and her jiurse a well. And this is how it happened that this woman who slviiumI far too dainty for such a life, was living away out on a Dakota claim, in a snug little shanty of pine boards, banked with s.ids, und in tho mid.-t of the crudest of surround-ing-i. It fcas the fir.-t of July when she tiled her claim and it was required that there should lie? a six months' residence upon it. Everybody said that she nev er would btay half the time; but she smiled and stroked old Tom. It wasn't so bad, after all, she thought. There were plenty of neigh bors nut very near, to lie sure but half a mile s.vnn so much nearer in that clear atmosphere which trans mits light and sound inarvelous- Each morning she heard the shrill vocal salute of the two yehoolma'ams who live) I ou the claim nest hers; and from her own dKr she would cull back a hearty "hallo-o," which always, brought a smile to the faces of those ancient dames. And then, out there, everybody was so kind to everylKidy else, and some body was always ottering to bring ones mail or groceries from tiie ijuetT low hut which served as general store, lmst olTice, machine shop, and dwell ing in one. Of course the bill of fare was ajit to tie a little monotonous. There was a great deal of salt pork and liaeon and dried fish, but there were hits of tinned Vegetables and canned fruit frmii home to help out, and, really, it wasn't at ail what one would fancy from the doleful ESTABLISHED 18 - 27. tales one hears of the suileritig in new countries. Then there were ptji.'H and ni:igi zinej and letters from dear tines. Only there was one trouble. The widow had no dear ones. Site was all alouo. And a little jealous feeling would come in sjiite of her when the two old maids would stop with their h inds full of letters from sisters and nephews and nieces, to hand her a letter from Pris cilLt. S i:n -tim s a tear would drop on Tom's sleek coat, but that was not oft en; only when she wu filly, she told herself. Now there was, alsout thri-e quarter of a mile to the right of the widow's shanty a mo lest little shock, half cov ered with luxuraut vines; over the frout do.r was a run hly m de lattice, and this, too, was covered with the vinos, und the whole cottage was a jiie'.iir.-s'iue linle affair and the envy of the schooiuci'nms, who loved flow ers, but who.-? vines always ok-d and whose ornamental gardening was con fined to a b.-d of sickly looking four o' clocks which grew by the d'K.r. Tiie owner of the vine-drajicd shanty was a Uichelor of middle nge who spoke with a ipii-croicigu accent. lie was an extremely hu.-hful man and he Kearecly dared look tit the ladies as they passed him, with the good-natim-d ' Howdy" that was the customary grtvting of the country. The widow had watched l.im often frmn the window as he plowed tiji his claim, and she admired his line manly liearing, :.nd she did wi.h in heart he'd be a bit neighlmrly, and she told Toll! so; but Tom only purred and stretched himself in the sun. Now, as I said, the sch'iolina'ams ! wi re j.a-ioiati Iy fond of flowers and were uisooisraged and chagrinned that nothing would grow in their d sir yard. So one day when they kiw the owner of Vine cottage, as they called it, setting out for town, they isjtiijijied themselves with a liaskct and trowel and, st.oiij.iiig for the widow, they went on a tour of pillage. They all entered into the fun of the t!iing and in an hour or more a dro.ij ing, dejected-looking vine was cling- i sng to a string In-side the door of each cottage. Am! the odd thing was, that while the vine of the schoolma'ams faded and died, that of the widow grew and throve marvelmidy. So wonderful was its growth that soon it licgnn to spread over the wall.- anil rnif until her shanty rivaled the vine cottage in the way of verdure. And the two old maids joki-d the widow and caused hi-r to blush furiously at the-undignified jirank she had played in getting the vine. In time, the shy man grew a little TieighlioEly ati.l sometimes s brace of prairie chickens would be hung, with out a word, tin the widow's dior. Or again it would be a lot of rare jiebbles, iju-.trtz and agate, or a trout or pickerel from the lake near by. And at each offering the widow would ipwl her pretty head wisely and smile to her self. " Nature was kind to the pioneers that year. There had been no severe storms, no terrible heat ' drought, and in NovemlxT it wxs still mild and warm, without a siirn of frost. Everyone said that it was a remarkable season, just as tho-.igh the rem irk were (juite new and original. Tiie wM e.v was saying to herself one aftern-.on that after all it ha 1 been very I'leiu-.tnt to be a pioneer woman. There had been no great dis'-omfort-i and deprivations, and now that lit'-re were but two mouths more to st.ty, she was half sorry. She had lie.-n jr:ttiiig away s i;ne of her clothes, and a white Mother Hub bard wrajiji.-r, a tavorite garm -nt of the widow's, hung upon a cloth.-Iine be.-ide the house. It was a dainty thing, white cambric, wiih luce-edged mill 's and with a jiiik ribbm bow with long ends at the neck. Indeed, to have seen the widow in it would have reconciled the m i-t prejudiced p.-rson to the m jch-m iligoed Moth.T Hulibard. There had Ikvii little fitful gusts of wind all d ty and late in th- aftertt ion it bit-ame ijuite a gole. Tiie tumble weeds hurried from jot to sjiot tts the wind veered about, and the dainty Mother Hubbard llapji -d furiously in the breeze, but the widow was reading a very interesting book and never look ed uji until cruh c.;:ue a Hying biard against tiie side of the house tin l the siiauty b..'g:in to sway and roek like a cradle. it was a short-lived tor:u an-1 there w.ts no damage done, an 1 in half an hour the sky was again clear; but when Mrs. Drake went out to look for her gown it was gone. Of course the win 1 had torn it to tatters. There was no use to look for it; it was gone for ever, and with a sigh the little woman Went into the house. Tiie next two months flew very rap idly. The bachelor had grown bolder and hud come to cull, but the lively widow did mo-t of the talking and he replied in broken m nrj-yllables. The weather was still bright and pleasant, and there had been no bliz zards, no snow. That was remarka ble, tso, for it w.u nearly holiday time. Then came X;n n, such a queer, qui et d ay with not even a letter from IVis cilla. Hut even then there was g.-nt-ine regret in -her heart when Mrs. Drake began to pack h;r nelongingt preparatory to going baek to the states. She was in b.'ttcr health an 1 spirit than ever before, ami she had a quar ter section of land of her own and she had ma le some pleasant friends. On the w hole it had paid well. It was New Year's eve an 1 she was to leave the next morning. She jut on an extra lump of coal and set the light ed lamp in the wind w. She thought it might cheer s.intj one, you know, and it did; it shone way out on the pith and lit the way for the bachelor a- he came hurrying across the fidd. As he came into the little room, bare of all th; pretty little articles w hich had nude it so cheerful and homelike, his heart gave a thump to think that it would so soon lie empty and desert ed, and he resolved to say what was ou his mind at once. Rut the word -i would not com?; he could only open the parcel which he had brought and take out guess what! The tattered remnants of a cambric Mother Hubbard. As the widow g-ive a little s jueal of surpris--, he said, with n stately bow: "I have bring z chimin; of in 1 1 am , whiclt ze win 1 bring-t to m? so l:igag." Anl with an imp.'tuou motion he tore njvn his c ut and there over his heart lay the folded jiink rili boj) which had b.'en at the throat of the gown. Si:n;h v aft.r that h? didn't ii"ed w ir is, for the wid w's d trk head rest etlon th. ribhc.i tin I bith his arnn were almlit h-r. Now there is something irresistibly funny al mm t the courtship of middle aged lovers. Young lovers are inter esting enough, and old lovers are m tbetically grotesque, but when two common-place jicij ie in middle life fall in love with each other I defy them to behave so that they are above ridi cule. S we will draw the curtain here, when I tell you that after her lover had gone the widow wiiisjx. red to Tom: "So romantic, isn't it? Rut how alisurd to Citll il a chemise." The wid ow returned to her old home and to Priscilla; and it has leaked out that she is wearing a ring with "Hapjiy New Year" engraved inside, so the neighlKirs lielieve that the wedding is to come oil' on an anniversary of that day. Rut I have told all that I am going to, now, and if you really want to know if they are married, just l.iok among tiie marriage notices on New Year's day. A Hiri? Cut O at of Diamond. Evcrylmdy knows how difti.-tilt it is even for exjs-rt lajudaries to cut dia monds ; not only on account of their hardness, but by reason of their struc ture and veins, which must lie well defined liefore the cutter liegins his work. M. Autoiiie, one of the Un known jewelers of Antwcrji, has, after many fruitless attempts, and thr-.-c years of arduous and patient toil, ut last su.-i-.-ded in cutting a w hole ring out of a block of diamond. The ring is jierfectiy round, with a diameter of Pi millimetres (about three-quarters of an inch). It was exhibited for some time in Autwerji, and was very much ad mired. Its value is not given, as the maker will not sell it. Outside of this ring there is but one other ring known to be cut out of one stone, and that is the beautiful sapphire ring in the MarlUirough collection. His Galvanized Eat- Titis ftory is told of Dr. Oeorge E. Ellis, who always contributed at least his share of wit and wisdom to the feast when he dined out. One very warm day he went to dine informally with a friend and arrived, comfortable in a thin coat, and on his head a ma nilla hat. A celebrated orthodox di vine was also a guest, and in the inti macy of the lifter-dinner chat, he chatt ed Dr. Ellis a little ulut the "dressy" costume in which he had chosen to aj'jx-ar. The maniiia hut was pierced with shafts of fun. Dr. Ellis smiling ly .replied that he would have a word said against that hat. It was a good friend. He had had it for years. Won der was eXJiressed that tiie hat had lasted so long, and Dr. Ellis was asked what ma le it si emhirino. "Well it hxs been Calviuiz -d," he declared. His ho-t misunderstanding, a-ked how in the world a hat could lie galvanized, and Dr. Eilis, wiih a droll l.sk at the orilod x And over professor, said, "I didn't say galvanized, I said the hat had lie-en Calvinized dijp.-d in brim stone." Pat Kin jj. The elderly King of Havana, of heavy build, with a dull, surly face, l.ioked like a stout (Jerm-in farmer. Th king of Wurtemiierg made up for the smull ness of his domains by the colossal bulk of his p.rson. His stay at Vienna was cut short owing to an unfortunate in cident. So enormous was his develop ment that in all the dining tables at home he had a semi-circular space cut out to enable him to sit down to his meals with comfort. It seems that no preparation had been m i le for him at the Austrian Court dinner tables. One night a great banquet was given to which he was invited. In the course of the meal some remark was made which the King construed as -t slight on him self. Wild with rage, he jumped uj with such suddenness that tiie table, caught by his jirotulhrant bulk, was overturned aud all the dishes, plate, glass and decorations were hurled upon the floor with a fearful crush. His Majesty lied from the room, pursued by shouts of l.ughter and left for Vien na tliat very night. Hh Skshtoa to b3 His 21 jxiznnt. An Indianapolis special says: JetT (iarrigus, grave roblier, who makes no effort to conceal his ghoulish busi ue.u, has just made his will, in which he leaves his body to tiie In. liana Medical College, of this city. He directs that aftet his bo ly is dissected by the stJ dents and made the subject of lectures by members of the faculty, the skeleton is to be placed in an ttjiright position in the dissecting room of the college, with th? right hand on the handle of a new sjiacle and the left fo it resting on the blade, the latter to lie highly ji-.l-Lshedand the words, "JetfOarrigus, the resurrectionist," painted upon it in large black letters. Oarrigus says that is the only motiut.i'jiit he covets, and the fac ulty has promised to carry out his wishes to the letter. "Greystone-' ti be a HiteL '(rreystone," the home of the late Samuel J. Tildeit, situated aliotit half way between Yonker-t and Hastings, is to lie liought by a syndicate of New York capitalists represented by A. E. Sum ner. The estate comprises about HOO acres, and the priee agreed upon $iiJ0 an acre, making the aggregate nearly ?2, fJei,iKJ. The property will be overhaul ed in the spring and the house will lie fitted with all the modern improve ments for a hotel. It will lie conducted as a summer resort by the purchasing syndicate, which represents a capital of f.3,i,tXW. HeralcL A Carious Clock. A curious clock has been made by a clockmaker at Warsaw named (iold- fa bin, who has worked at it six years. The clock r-jires 'iits a railway station, with waiting room- for the traveler, telegraph and ticket oillces, a very pret ty well lighted platform and a Uow r garden in the center of which is a sprinkling fountain of clear water. Past the railway station run the line-. There are the signal lsoxes, signal lights and reservoirs in fact, every thing that U-longs to a railway station, to the smallest detail. In the cupola of the central tower is a clock which shows the time of the place; two clock in the side cupolas show the time at New York and Pek in, and on the two outermost towers are a calendar and a barometer. Every quarter of an hour the station begins to show signs of life. Firt of all the tele graph official lMgius to work, lb? !. spatches a ttlegram stating that the line Is clear. The doors oj--!), und on the jihiiform ajqiear the station master and his assistant; the clerk is seen at the window of the ticket office, and the pointsmen come out of tlc-ir lioxes and close the barriers. A long line of jieople form at the ticket oilice to buy tickets; jurters car ry luggage; the Ik-11 is rung, aud then out of the tunnel comes a train, rush ing into the station, and, aft -r the en gine lias given a shrill whistle, stops. A workman goes from carriage to car riage anil tests the axles with a ham mer. Another pumjis water into the boiler of the engine. After the third signal with the bell the engine whis tles and the train disajqn-ars in the oji jiosite tunnel; the station master and his assistant leave the platform, no 1 the d-mrs of the waiting room clov be hind them; the pointsmen return into their t kixcs, and jierfect stillness jre vails till, in a quarter of an hour, the whole is rejieatcd. Some Curious Trees. There are many vegetable w onders in this world of ours. Certain troj.ieal trees furnish clothes as well as foul, und the inner bark of others is smooth and flexible enough for writing paper. The bread tree hxs a solid fruit, a little larger than a coeounut, which when cut in slices and cooked can s-arctTy be distinguished from excellent bread. The weeping tree of the Canary Islands is wit, even in a drouth constantly distilling water in its leaves, and tiie wine tree of Mauritus Island furnishes good wine instead of water. A kind of ash in Sicily h:i a sap which hard ens into sugar and is used as such by the natives without any refining. The prixluct of the wax tree in the An.U-s resembles ln-cswax very closely. Then there is the butter tree of Africa, which produces as much as a hundred jHiunds at once, only to be renewed in a few mouths. Tiiis secretion when hardened and salted is dillieuk to distinguish from fresh, sweet butter. Closely rivalling this is the milk tree of South America, the sap of which resembles rich cow's milk and is used as such by the natives. China can boost of a soap tree, the seeds of which, when used as s iaji, pr.iduce strong suds and remove dirt and grease readily. In direct oji jvosiiion to these useful trees is the man-eating jilant of the tropio, w hich resembles Venus' tlytniji in its nature. It has a s'.iort, thick trunk armed with narrow, flexible, burhed spines. Hagic in India. Some recent travelers who have seen til? magicians of India, have rcjrted that the skill of these jugglers has U-eii overrated, and that there tricks are really less wonder ail than they have been said to lse. l'ut Mr. Kellar, w ho is himscif a sleight-of-hand expert, thinks diifereiitly. He says that the Hind'Ki wizards perform tricks that he can neither dup!i-ute nor understand, so marvelous are they. This is what he relates of one whom he saw tit the Ch id. K rmunz.il Club at Lu.-kn iw : "He took a b urd and j!uee 1 it on four trhwvs goblets, thus elevating it from the floor. A youngster sitting on thelioardwas requested to place his hands together, palms up; then the juggler tiHik a glass of waterand poured it into tiie outstretched hands of the boy. In the Meantime the lv had been mesmerized, and his attention was fixed o:t a ji int in lii-ate 1 by th magician. ( Iradtially the water turn.il green in color and then developed into a jelly which increased in density until it Iki-Hue as solid as a sto:i- Out of. the ivuu-r of this tlcre npeare l the head of a snake, which gradually developed until in the j.la.-e of the water there apjk-arcd a hissing reptile. I was amazed, I can assure you, but the trick was imt completed. Hiting the reptile upon tiie head with his wand the juggler took it up carefully and placed it back in the glass. As we l.ioked it tiecanie transformed into a jelly, which in turn melted into a greenish-colored water. Clearer and clearer liecanie the fluid until it was of its original color, and then the juggler placed it to his lijis and drank the entire contents. That was the most wonderful trick I ever saw performed, and it is as mysurious to me to-day as it was then." German Women. One of the most striking proofs of the backward state of civilization in Ger minyLs the undoubted inferiority of the wont-en to the men. This is to lie noticed in all ranks and conditions of life, an.I is the more curious since the German girl usually receives an admi rable education, not aspirations U-yond her kitchen and nursery, and no topics of conversation except the iniquity of her servants and the extravagance of her neighUirs. Her husband, on the other hand, is as a rule, original and intelligent, and would lie an agreeable conversationalist if he were not too ar gumentative and self-opinionated. In 1 theatrical matters tne same contrast may lie noticed. The actors are inva riably better than the actresses the tenor and Uiritones outshine the so pranos and contraltos; even the male ballet dancers are more agile and grace ful than their shori-petticouted colleagues. WHOLE NO. 2207 . Yoa Can Watch a Plant Grow. A French scientist, M. Kagonneau, has just discovered how to make'a plant grow from the seed in minntwi as much as it would under ordinary cir cumstances in as many days. Hereto fore nature has shared this ss-ret with the Yoghis of India alone, and the methods pursued by the clever magi cians in performing this trick have Uvn often di-scrilN-d. They plant a seed in the earth and cover it with a cloth. In n few moments the cloth liegins to be pushed upward by th? growing plant, which in a short time attains tiie height of several fi-ct. Various theo ries have been :ulva:i.-ed a. to the m slus operandi of this miracle, one of the latest U-ing that the sjsectators are all hyjmotiztsl by the magician. During his travels in India M. Kagon neau saw this trick js-rformed frequent ly and noticed that the Hindoos always iml tedded the seed ill soil which they draught with them esjiecially for t'aat jiurjiosc. At last lie learn-. il that they obtain.sl this earth from ant hills. Now, as every one knows who has in advertently eaten one of these, indus trious insects, ants contain a large pri jsirtion of formic acid, with which in time the s-iil of their habitations Ise eomes charged. This acid has the power of quickly dissolving the integu ment surrounding a see. I and of great ly stimulating the grwth of the germ within. Afu-r a little experimenting with this acid the learned Frenchman was able to duplicate jierfectly the Hindoo trick. His further researches have led him to believe that this discovery may be profitably applied to agriculture, lty ii.fu-.ing ants in I toiling water a'-id as st run as vinegar can be obtained. M. Kigoi.ueau hxs achieved the let results aud most perfect growth by Using earth moistened with a solution of ;) jnirts of water to oneofaci.L y w York U'ortil. To Clean Carpsti. It is often the case that accidents hajiiMen when one is f:.r away from a cleaner's or when perchance the carpet may not in. worth the expense of tiie j-roa-sioual's service, but would If extremely useful if put in g-ssl order. A simple and ctl'ectiial nivalis of cleaning is to riji the breadths apart, if the tarjH-t is large ; take one breadth at a time over a common kitchen table or wide board and scour with rejarcd soapsuds, if necessary, or naphtha. If that stilistanee Is to lie used, scrub the carpet thoroughly w ith an ordinary scrub brush. If the washing Is done with soapsuds, it is well to rinse the carpet thoroughly, which may lie done by throwing on pailfuls of water and scrubbing it out w ith the brush to rid the fabric of the suds as nearly as may be. If the carp-t shows symptoms of fading, or if the colors threaten to run. it is quite wort!) while to go over it again and again with the brush and with soft cloths and remove the water as rapidly sis pissible, meanwhile hav ing the loard or table tijip.il at an angle so as to allow all surj.lus water to drain away as quickly tis it t an. This is rather slow work ; but if well done, the result will l-a earjK-t e:itir.-!y clcaned, jn-rfectly wholesome and quite go. nl enough for an iijijkt 'mm or for the rugs and pieces that are required in every house. We Need New Noses. An Austrian scientist li:u K-en at tacking the Eur opean nose. He says it is a miserable, degraded organ and a di-graiv to civilization. II? admires the large, full nortrils of the negro, an-l says that is the sort of a nose to have. Tiiat is the n tiiat can s:n !!. Tiie nose of Eur pe can lot s:n -11 ; o ir ol factory sense is gone. The London n-e c-iuld never snuff the Lon-lon at m.isj.liere ; nor, he might have added, the much nion-eomj.'icatediidorsof co logne. He attri'nutes this defeneration tocigarette snp iking, and life in crowds and has such a jior opinion of the or gan which now obtains that li- d-ies not think it worth the while to inter fere, otherwise science might take us by tne ikh, he considers with great advantage. Annricaa IocanntiTes Abroad- American locomotives have I melt found cheaper to maintain in foreign ciuntrics than English l.icomotives, and this is largely due to their greater simplicity and easy accessibility for repairs. American engines are the mo-t comfortable and easy to fire nn-I run, and as a rule are ca.- ier riding. These qualities win the admiration of the cngineinen, and constitute a power ful factor of success on the railways of tiie world. English manufacturers are beginning to appreciate the truth of th-S and to m.xlify the i-m-truction of their engines accordingly, and in recent English engines intended forcxjxirt we find efforts made toward the adoption of some of the jsijmlar features of the American locomotive. Xutioiwl Vnt lUuhhr. Jlakinj Up Loit Tims. In regard to the difficulty of making up lost timeon railways a writer in a foreign jiaper says: Thus to take a case, 10 miles to lie run at ') miles a:i hour, average line.stipjsise the engineer is acoujile of minutes late when lie comes to this length of lomilcs, w'.ieh he generally runs in ID minutes. If he run it at bo miles a:i hour, he is then only making up on? minute in every 15 miles, and if he runs at 70 miles an hour, he makes up one minute in every seven miles. He is pml-ably timccd to make it necessary to do the 10 miles aUiutasfast a he can every day, so that trying to gain even a couple of minutes in this length is out of the question. Again : if he relaxes the sjieed 10 miles l, he L" time at the rate of one minute in every five miles Thus, from a speed ofts) an increase of 10 milen only gains one minute in every seven miles dut a de crease of 10 mile loses one minute in every five miles. Vrr. The only way to cure catarrh is to purify the blood. Hood's Sarsajiarilla purifies the blood and tones up the whole system. S jcreta of the Kitchen. The wt'iu-r carries his order to a mart who i-i known as the "dummy-man" and quietly rejseats it to him. The dummy-man ti.kM down on a liji tho liU'iib r of lh- waiter, the tim the or der oa- i;i'-e'i and the items of if. All th;- i, -ie.i I o ..i' I, but in t lb" sliorf h and writ:-ti by I be -giddy young thing who chews g'ltu and can't read h r notes. The dummy-man is inventor and . ite:tti-e of a shorthand of his own which has its tt.1 vantages. even if it does make an order look like a Chinese laun dry ticket. For instance, two short horizontal lines stand for a sirloin ste lk. If there is a little circle j.l-t abive the lines it means that the in::i who gave the order is not going to call on his liaoe -e and will take onions : bis steak. If the circle stands at the end of the Iiu.- i: m eans he wants mushrooms. When the waiter has given the order to the dummy-mail his work is temi--rarily over. It is the dummy-man who really starts the machinery. Kight behind him stretch the great ranges, manned by twenty cooks. Turning to them the dummy-man quietly calls off the or b-r in its different jsirtions. There is a cook for eii-h dejiartment or section of the commissary, so tiie veg -table jiart of the order is turned over t the vegetable e.mk, the fish to the rt-h cook, the steaks go to thi broiler, while gam", fowl and re.ist m-'ats are dealt with by the carver. When the orders have Is-cn separately jirejiared they are turned over to the chef, who insjm-t.s tti.-m carefully. If th--y j:lss mu-ter the order g s ,u to the dummy-man. who checks it uji by his record, garnishes it, puts it on the steam table to keep hot and Jiriss,s a button. This causes a dnqi l-iring the waiter's uumU-r to fail in the dining rsmi and is the waiter's notice that his ord-T is ready. Pinjile generally siljqsi-e the chef t lie a busy cook working at the range with his crew of men. Such is not tho case. In tiie modern restaurant tlu chefs entire dtities are thone of an oversi-er and discij.iiuarian. Strange as it may s.i-m, hebind the scene il would lie considered a less otf.-nse for a su'xirdinate cvwik to send out a tough lolister or an underdone steak than to talk. le.-y.etil the doors the chef is al, solute master, and holds each man to his work. The result speaks for itself. Tiie entire kitchen of this mammoth restaurant runs like clockwork, and at the busie-t time, when there are five hundred gue-ts without waiting to Isr served, a man can sjs-ak at one end of the great kitchen and lse heard at the other. 'u'e.f. TrifniH': Waat i j fas S ai's Hea t ? The estimates of the heat of the suit diltl-r widely, some scientists stating it as loOi) degr.-es, others even as high in 5,0" 'V-' degrees centigrade. Only very few of the figures so far given are the result of scientific measurements, m..-t of tin-in U-ing more or less wild gtle-s-es. Of t!i- old -r iiii-asureini-nt, K.eetti and Le Ciia'eher came nearest to Iwe i!tg correct, th-? former estimating tin heat at M," d-grees, t!ie latter at 7lt d gru-s centigrade. On account of the enormous distance of the sun and in signitiecnt instruments all attempts to correctly measure the heat of our bri 1 liant asterisk failnl. At List an exjn--riment was made with a boy's radiorui crometer by M.-s-irs. W. E. Wilson and ILL. (iray. Tiie heat of a platinum wire at white beat was projected upon the instrument, which turned to a cer tain angle under the influence of the heat, the quantity of which is known. On the other side the sun's rays pn jected through a small opening, divert ed the instrument in the ojpisite di rection. The opening of the instru ment admitting a known quantity of artificial radiating heat was regulated until the resulting deviation of the radiomicrometer was alisolutely identi cal on tsoth sides; the subsequePt Cal culation shows the heat of the sun to be o-') degrees centigrade, or nearly ll, degrees Fahrenheit, A- u: Frt ic Nothing Succeeds Like Success. It cu:i lie said without fear of contra diction that no medicine has had gretit- ' er success in curing coughs colds i hoarseness und nn.onijitioii than Pan j Tina. This celebrated rem ly stops ; e eig'iing, sis it lies the throat and lungs ; a. id in 1 u-e-. a g si l night's r.-st. Hun-il.-e lsi- iti te -:i;y to the remarkable and life-saving virtues of this great remedy. I Pan-Tina costs only 2 an-l V) cents at j BenforJ's drug store. Wh7 theBjy Was Tied. One of the managers of a home for destitute colored children tells a funny story a'seut the way Christum was celebrated at the institution. She went out there in the afternoon to see how tilings were getting along and found a youngster as black as the inside of a eialmine tied to a Usljsist, with his hands behind him. "What is that biy tied up there for?" she demanded of the attendant. "For lying, in Tarn; he is the wor-t-est, lyi nge.-1 nigger I ever seen." "What's his nam??" "George Washington, ma'am," a the jiaralyzin rejly. Wash ington Ut ter in the Chicago ltec or.L An Italian edit ir with a turn for th curious has collected statistics with referene? to E ir ip.-an fa i-i daring th year ls )i. I i E igl.ctd it ha; been clay niileliog, t'.i? chief vi-.-'iiiM huving been Mr. G'.a Iston- and Sir William Hsreiur:;in Paris it was riddh-s; in Italy an I S luthern Franc? it was juuioing beans painted to represent jir iTiiin ent pero h; they jump b.-.t on li it plates. In llelgiu n they have had slow sm iking races; the jiij--s having U-eii filled with half an ounce of toUic co each, and the winner was he who h -l-l out 1 i.ig st wi th out relighting. NWil.saitl b- tlll.sl with iiiuslc. Ami the i-ir- that tnfest the day Siu.li fold their tents like the Am lis. An I a silently st.itl away. Just like a '-j't-tli or mid diK-s after you use Pan-Tina, the great remetly for coughs, colds and tunsumjition. 2o and iO cents at IU nford's drug store. Al!i.;i:i lecturer recently told the Pine Tree St ite Club an amusing inci dent in connection with "The Aroos-t'l-ik War," when Welister was Secre tary of State. "Two Maine country- ' men," said the lecturer, were discus sing one of Webster's pujiers in regard to the controversy when one of them asked what Webster meant by the three words 'Sine qua lion. The oth er replied that he wasn't quite sure, but thought they were inland i in Past samaquoddy Ikiy." The Only Perfect Christmas Present. The whale lives aUiut 400 years A whale would I a gsI thing for a per son to buy who tinted to part with ft jwfct after he became attached to it Tit Bit.