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High priced toilet soaps cost more than the Ivory, not
because the soap itself is any better, but by reason of the ex
pensive wrappings, boxes and perfume. Then the profit on
toilet soaps is much greater.
Tmc Psocte & Gamble Co C.-h-tu
First National Bank
Somerset, Penn'a.
Capital, S50.000.
Surplus, S2O.O0O.
Tbe funds and securities of this bank are se
curely protected in a celebrated CORLISS BfK
GLabPkookSafe. Tbe only Kfe made abso
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Milton J. Pritt?. - - CasLier.
Geo. S. IJarrUon, - Ass't Casrliier.
Sam. B. Harrison, Win. Kii-lxley,
JoKiau StHH-bt, Jonas M. Coik.
John II. Snyder, John Stufft.
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Harrison Snyder. Jerome Stuflt,
Chan. W. Snyder.
Piiiiinmivnr HiUltfinlf will rpcelvetbeniovt
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Monev and valuables securea iy one 01 inr
bold's celebrated sales, with most improved
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I 'oiwtions made in all nart.i of the L Illtea
States, diaries niiKlerute.
Accounts and di jiosils soliciieo. w
Wild & Anderson,
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Strictly First-Claw Work Guaranteed.
Shop on Broad St, neer B.& O. DejKit
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Undertaker and Embalmer.
nd everytbinc pertaining to funerals furn
134 Clintcn Street,
Builders' and Other Hardware,
See Our Large Stork of
Sleighs. Bob Sleds. Slciow Beu.s.
Roses, Horse Blankets, Etc
Campbell &
Arc you ready to buy
your outlit ?
Do you want to get the
latest style in a new Fur
Wrap, a stylish Hat, or a
handsome Dress Pattern I
Never ia our twenty-four years'
history have we had such a magnifi
cent display, and the prices arc so
low it will pay you to buy here even
if you live one hundred miles away
Here you can get everything you
need for your personal requirement,
and we can furnish your home com
plete. This is the place for bride3 to get
their outfits, and if you are going to
housekeeping to come ami get every
thing complete in lu use furnishings.
Several thousand handsome jackets
and wraps of all kinds, latest styles.
From $5 00 to $75
Hundreds and hundreds of new fur
fa pes.
Frcm $175 to $250
Nearly a thousand children's jackets,
sizes 4 to IS ytars.
From 79c to $15.00
The most magnificent display of stylish
trimmed hats and lioiiiiets we have
ever shown.
Prices $150 to $25 00
Crand display of new silks suitaMc for
wedding d'resses, evening costumes
or afternoon wear.
5Dc to $2-50 per yard
Grand values in new handsome Mack
50c to $2 00 yer yard
Large collection of fine imported dress
goods in French, Gentian, liritish
and American novelties, including
new styles of plaids.
Our display of Mack dress goods excels
all we have ever before shown.
We have dress goods from 10c to ?i7.",
hut you w ant to see the values we are
showing at
39c, 53c, 75c, $103
When you come to town don't fail to
come to this store; you are welcome
whether you want to lmy or not.
TENTION. Campbell
& Smith,
Fifth Avenue,
Jit ttrccn
WomI A- Siitithfu Id St.
Jacob D. Swank,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Next Door West of Lutheran Church,
Somerset, - Pa.
I Am Now
prepared to supply the puUic
w ith Clocks, Watches, and Jew
elry of all dcscriptiiwis, as Cheap
as the Cheapest.
AH work guaranteed. Look at my
stock lx-fore making yMir
Johnstown, Pa-
! Jest a little feller
With a twinkle iu bis eye.
And a heart beneath his Jacket
Bigger than an apple pie!
And he had a way of talkin'
Which, while It wa'n't perlitc,
W as Just so sweet and simple
That It nude the world seem bright.
Jest a little feller.
Hut he had a laugh, by sing.
That nigh 'ud makes winter day
As sunny as the spring.
And a whistle which he whistled
Every mtnnit of the day,
A a-histling daybreak in at morn
Then whistling it away.
Jest a little feller,
And his face was homely, too.
Rut, O! his heart was lovely
As a lily bathed in dew!
And jest fer him a-iivlu'
There's more sun on the sod.
And life is ineanin' more to me
And earth Is nearer (iol!
tawreuce '. Hodgson, In Minneapolis
The Strange Adventure That Befell
Soma Young People in New York.
The young member of the Reming
ton family were in New York on one
of their semi-annual visits. They had
been there nearly two weeks, ami were
now finishing the last odds and ends
of shopping and sight-seeing on this
delightful Oct jlier afternoon, prepara
tory to leaving for home the next day.
They were walking slowly along
Sixth avenue, searching for a certain
place where hot-poker drawing mate
rials were sold, and had paused in front
of the right number in the crowded
street for they found that the sales
room was on the second floor of the
"Don't go up with me," said liess,
the eldest of the three. "If you M ill
wait here I shall be back directly I
oh, look there ! See that man? What
is he trying to do?"
Jack and Fan turned just in time to
see a man a young Italian of delicate
appearance reach up his hand to feel
the texture of a heavy wool jacket that
hung, exposed for sale, from a line
stretched across the sidewalk above his
head. After he had apparently satis
fied his curiosity as to thequality of the
garment, he attempted to let it go, but
as Jack expressed what followed it
slipped its mooring, and fell plump
upon his head and shoulders.
His actions showed plainly that he
feared some one would suspect that he
was trying to the steal jacket, and
after several unsuccessful attempts to
replace it, he stood bewildered, still
holding it iu his hands.
"Why doesn't ln drop it?" exclaim
ed Jack, iniiatient!y. "The goose !
They will Ik? out like bees from a hive
if tin y see hint holding it like that."
They all stood for an instant watch
ing him, then, as he started toward the
door of the shop, w ith the evident in
tention of taking it inside, Hess went
on up the stair-ease, leaving Jack and
Fan in the street.
"Awkward situation for the fellow,"
added Jack, as the Italian again (mus
ed, confused as to which shop the jack
et U-longed. "IVrhajw he can't speak
English, either."
As Jack uttered these words, out
from the shop rushed two clerks ami a
brawny porter ; and before the unfor
tunate man could realize what had
happened, he found himself held fast
by the arms. A crowd of people quick
ly collected ; among th-m a policeman,
who unceremoniously elbowed his way
up to the group, and exclaimed gruffly:
"Ah, ha, my fine feller! We've
caught you at last ! You weren't quick
enough this time, you see. Come along
now, you dago !"
The foreigner, unable tospeak a word
of English, or to explain the situation,
stood gesticulating wildly almost frant
icw itli distress, still holding the gar
ment in his hands.
"Oh, Jack !" whispered Fan, in a
distressed voice, "we ought to go to his
rescue, but then if we do, we shall get
into such a snarl ! lless will never for
give us if we let him lie arrested, but
oh, dear! Let's go away. I don't
want to lie mixed up in a street brawL"
"Nor I," said Jack. "We're timed
to leave the city to-morrow, and how
cm we liother alwut this matter? Too
bad for the fellow, but we can't stop
over to apjiear as witnesses. He will
explain it all when he finds an inter
preter, and get himself out of the scrape
sMtie way. You can see that the ottlcer
is set upon arresting him, and if we in
terfere we may have to stay here sever
al days before he will Ik? tried. That
we can't do. Oh, he must take his
chances, like the rest of us that's all !"
So, together, they slowly mounted
the long staircase to wait in the hall
until Hess should reappear. Fifteen
minutes went by before she joined
them, and by that time the slight rip
ple of excitement which for a few mo
ments had disturlK.il the every-day
bustle of the street U'low, had entirely
subsided, leaving no trace visible.
Jack and Fan breathed more freely
when they had passed the shop, for
Hess, whose mind was just then full of
other thoughts, made no allusion to the
incident; and they both hoped, to their
unpoken reiief, that she had tpuite for
gotten it.
Indeed, it wa not until the three
were in there rooms that evening busi
ly packing their trunks with their new
purchases, that Hess said suddenly :
"Why, there! I intended to ask you
if any harm came to that Italian after
I went up stairs. Did he take the coat
in, all right?"
Jack and Fan were silent, Hess look
ed up in surprise.
"Did he get into any trouble?" she
asked, speaking a little sharply, and
rising as she spoke.
Jack sprung from the big rocking
chair in which he had been loungiug
lazily watching his sisters, and walked
to the window, his back turned, to look
out upin the moonlit street.
"What if he did?" he muttered,
sulkily, childishly resenting liess's un
intentional abruptness. "I really don't
know that we are responsible to you
or to anyone else if anything happen
ed to him."
"To your own conscience and sense
of humanity, if you allow that inno
cent man to be arrested without inter
fering to help him. Tell me about it,
Hess went to her brother, and put
both hands caressingly upon his
"Tell me, please, I'm sorry I spoke
so sharply, but it was such a surprise.
That was the reason. We are too good
friends, brother mine, aren't we, now,
to let anything like that cont between
"Go ahead, Fan ; if you like," said
Jack, only half mollified. "We may
as well be hanged for a sheep as a Iamb.
Tell her the whole story."
Hess listened quietly to the account,
and then turned again to her brother.
"Will you go down," she said "with
me to that shop to-night to find out
where he was taken? It seems tome
as though we ought to go at once."
"Why, yes," said Jack, leaving his
post at the window, and entering into
the affair with more interest at the
prospect f a tour of discovery. "That's
an idea! Suppose we asked Mr. Dart
mouth to go with us !"
"Hest suggestion of all !" exclaimed
Hess, "Will you ask him? He is in
his room, I think, and I feel quite sure
that he will go, for he Is always ready
to do a good turn, and he speaks Ital
ian like a native."
Jack left the room in search of Mr.
Dartmouth, who was an elderly law
yer, an intimate friend of the Iteming
ton family, and whose home was in the
boardrtig-house in which they were
staying. It was some time before Jack
returned, but finally a rap at their door
announced that he had come.
"He'll go !" he cried, as he entered
the room. "Come on ; he's downstairs
in the hall, waiting."
An hour later, Mr. Dartmouth and
his young friends descended from the
elevated road in the vicinity of the af
ternoon's adventure, and weut direct
ly to the street where the incident had
happened. The shop was closed, but
to their great relief, they met, almost
upon the very spot, a huge policeman,
sauutering idly along, jauntily swing
ing his club as he walked.
Mr. Dartmouth told him of the oc
currence, and of the hope they had of
being able, through him, to learn where
the man hud been taken. The officer
listened iu silence thoughtfully tap
ping his white-gloved hands together.
"I believe I knows the felly, sir. I
seen number two hundred an' wan a
turnin' in of a Oytalian. Thrythe
station beyaut, sir the wan wid the
horses stan'in' forenist. It moight be
he's down there."
Thanking him for the possible clue,
they hurried along to the building
"foreninst the horses." Ascending
the broad granite steps, they entered a
long hall, which echoed noisily with
the heavy tread of a squad of police,
who, marching two by two under the
leadership of a superior in rank, were
just starting out, soon to separate, each
for his nightly beat.
At an oen door, which led into a
large room, where a number of off-duty
men were lounging about, they inquir
ed the way to the main office, and were
directed to the end of the hall. Here
they found a large room, with two
heavily barred windows in the rear.
It was divided by a partition of heavy
wire netting into two parts, the part
I ack of the partition U-ing used as the
sergeant's public office. In the netting
were two openings, one giving ait-ess
to a desk, the other to a large door,
now closed, through which all must
pass, if they wished to reach the inner
The young people shrunk instinct
ively as they caught sight of dozens
of heavy steel fetters and hand-cuffs
hanging upon hooks screwed into the
yellow-tinted wall, but the pleasant
face of the sergeant, as he politely turn
ed to inquire their business, partly re
stored their courage.
"Oh!" whispered Fun. drawing close
to Hess. "Isn't this dreadful ! I feel
as though I had been doing something
wrong myself, and were going to be put
into prison."
"Just think -of that ioor man !"
whispered her sister in answer.
The sergeant listened to their story,
and then turned to a subordinate, who
stood near, saying :
"Hrown, let these visitors have a
look at that Italian. Tiie one that was
brought in by Kerry for coat -stealing.
It's the little man the one that cried
so hard."
Hrown came forward, and threw
hack the wire-screen gate-way. He
then took a key from a hook and in
serted it into the iock of an enormously
heavy iron door, thickly studded with
big steel bolts. This second disr led
into the waiting-r.K.in, where the pris
oners arrested during the day was con
fined until they were brought out for
trial and conviction or release, as the
case might be.
As they descended the cold stone
steps the girls could hardly resist the
impulse to turn and run away from the
place ; but the door was now locked
liehind them, and, for the time lieiug,
the- were as closely imprisoned as were
the poor wretches who lay about upon
the hard floor, or were stretched un
comfortably upon tho wide bench built
along one side of the apartment.
"This way, please," said the ((olice
man, threading his way among the
prisoners. "We had to put him into a
cage by himself, he got so wild. There
was a fellow here who could talk his
lingo, and he says the man swears he's
innocent but, sir they're all that !"
At one end of the room was a row of
cells, or cages, made of heavy iron bars.
As the officer paused, a low moaning
was heard very faint now, as though
the human heart, from which it was
wrung, was quite worn out with an
guish. In one corner was a dark heap,
but it remained motionless, until a
sharp command caused a movement.
The officer snapped his fingers, and
the figure arose, aud came slowly tow
ards the visitors. The full glare from
a gas-jet fell -upon his face, and Bess
and Jack and Fan instantly recognized
the Italian.
He looked listlessly at them until
Mr. Dartmouth spoke a few words in
his native tongue then the change
was startling. With a loud cry of joy,
almost fierce In its intensity, the pris
oner clung to the iron bars, chattering
a stream of Italian to his newly-found
Tae girls could see that Mr. Dart
mouth was explaining to him their
connection with his misfortunes, and
as his quick, excitable brain grasped
the situation, he seemed quite in dan
ger of losing his wits over the unex
pected hop3 of rescje. He thru-it h tli
arms between the bars, the slender
i brown flngis trembling convulsively
I as he attempted to seize the hands of
his benefactors in his delirious joy.
Then, as they drew back beyond his
reach, at the advice of the officer, he
stood for an instant motionless as a
statue then fell unconscious upon the
floor of the cell.
"Oh, Fan !" gasped Hess, as the tears
poured down her face, so unaccustom
ed was she to human suffering ; "all
this might might have lieen avoided !"
"Don't, Hess, don't ! I can't, forgive
myself. Come, let's go away," cried
"Hotter take the visitors back to the
office, sir," said the policeman, as he
dashed a jug of cold water through the
bars upon the prostrate figure. "These
are not lit sights for them."
Mr. Dartmouth escorted them back
to the main office, leaving the two girls
under the care of the sergeant, and
then, with Jack, he returned to see
what could lie done for the unfortunate
"Don't be alarmed ladies," said the
sergeant, as he placed chairs for them ;
"he'll come around all right, for it
takes more than a little thing like this
to kill one of those fellows. He will
be released to-morrow, just asfroonas
we can hear from the shop-keeper. If
you can satisfy them that he is not
guilty, they won't Isither to push the
case any further."
After an early breakfast the follow
ing morning the Hemingtons and Mr.
Dartmouth started for the scene of the
preceding day's experience. As they
topped in front of the shop where that
unconscious cause of so much misery
the woolen jacket again swung idly
from the cord, Mr. Dartmouth glanced
quickly at the sign that lxre the firm's
" 'D.K ppelschlager A Krshalpf,' " he
said. "Oh, we'll not have any trouble
here ! These men were clients of mine
in my former law-practicing days. I
once won an important suit for them
utid they are my friends, of course.
Come ! We'll go in at once."
At that early hour for it was only 1
o'clock, there were but a few customers
in the shop, and the proprietors came
quickly forward to greet Mr. Dart
mouth, whom they instantly recogniz
ed, with true German effusion.
He returned their salutations with all
courtesy, and then stated the business
on which he and his friends had come.
At the reference to the supposed thief,
the face of Mr. Docppelschlager chang
ed noticeably.
"Ishodebe onhabby," he said, "to
make dese young ladees any anxshus
ness, bote we haf bin iikkh-Ii tried a
long time mit dose stealers. Dey dakes
all tings, utid we not able to ku l.-li
dem ontil yes'd'y. Is dese ladees all
sure dise feller no stealer?"
"They can swear to it," replied Mr.
Dartmouth with decision, "and their
brother was another witness. You
have the jacket so that there hastieeii
no loss to you. It was a case of cir
cumstantial evidence. I have talked
with the man, aud I lulieve him to be
innocent. Very likely there are many
sneak-thieves about here, but, gentle
men, I am willing to be resp insible for
this man. Will you let him go?"
"Mr. DieppelschlagiT and his part
ner exchanged glances.
"So?" said Mr.DK'pH'IschIager.
"S," replied Mr. Krshalpf.
They then turned with smiling faces
to the girls.
"He shall g mit you! they exclaim
ed. "We shall haf Mister Abratnsdake
a brief a letter dese moments und
der boliceman will let him go w'eryou
The girls were so overjoyed at the
success of their visit that they thanked
the two fat Germans with tears in their
eyes, and soon after, with the addition
of Mr. Abrams to their numlier, they
hastened to the police station.
They went up to the desk and pre
sented the letter to the sergeant, who
smiled cordially when he saw the re
sults of their efforts.
"That's capital," he said, "for it
saves delay. Hrown, get that Italian,
and briug hint here. The prosecution
is withdrawn, and he is at liberty.
Hess and Fan awaited with breath
less eagerness the return of the officer,
and even Mr. Dartmouth, accustomed
as he had been, in days gone by, to hu
man misery iu every form, shared their
Presently the policeman and the
Italian entered the main office. The
latter looked as though he were daed
by his suddeu release. Then, as he
gradually understood that he was again
at lilterty to go when and where he
liked, he fell to weeping as helplessly
as any sensitive woman.
"(Juecr now, how that fellow's eyes
run," meditated the sergeant aloud.
"IVrhaps he may not be a common lot,
after all. Guess he's down on his luck,
as they say."
At that moment several other prison
ers were brought in, and Mr. Dart
mouth and his companions, bidding
the sergeant and Mr. Abrams g.xxi
morning, left the station-house, follow
ed by the now happy Italian.
It turned out that the young man
was a wood-carver, and Mr. Dart
mouth, having obtained his address,
promised to get him a place he knew
"I say, Bess," said Jack, shortly after
their train had left the station, "I'm
w fully ashamed of the way I treated
that Italian yesterday. If I had sp.ikeu
at the time, he'd have been saved the
night iu the station-house."
"Oh, never mind, Jack," answered
Bess, with a smile, "it's all right now.
Besides, Mr. Dartmouth is going to be
his friend, and that wouldn't have hap
pened, you know, if the poor fellow
had not been arrested. It's strange
how things turn out, isn't it ?"
Bicycle riders, football players and
athletes, generally, find a sovereign
remedy for the sprains and bruises and
cuts to wlueh they are constantly liable,
in Dr. Thomas' Eclectric Oil.
It had lieen a hot day ; the sun ha 1
beaten down on the hard highway, the
parched pasture and the dry and dusty
stubble field with unrelenting forcv ;
the cattle, since early in the forenoon,
had Uen lying in the shade, or stand
ing iu the little ools of water all that
was left of the brook that usually ran
through the pasture and standing
there, placidly switched their tails and
contentedly munched their everlasting
cuds, seemingly as happy as tlnMigh
the pasture was knee deep with fresh,
dew Itespriukled clover.
In the stubble field adjoining there
were no such signs of contentment.
All day long, while the sun was the
hottest and fiercest, men and teams
had hurried from the 11 I I to the barn
and hat-k again, going in with w.i:n
piled high with the sheaves of grain,
and coming Iwk empty, save as to the
lioy or man who drove the horses.
It was the last day of "wheat haul
ing," and 'Siairs? Stevens was anxious
that the crop should lie housed, to Is?
threshed at his leisure.
It was nearly sundown, and theiii
tense heat of the day was s'iiut-wh.-tt
abated. Not until then did I venture
far from the low, rambling house that
seemed to retire in the shade of the
great elms that towered above it and
rind my way down the little, grass
grown lane toward the great barn.
The last load was entering the barn
yard, and the 'Squire, with his big
straw hat pushed back and with pitch
fork in hand, walked with a tired, but
satisfied tread behind the wagon.
lie stopped when he saw nie and
chnffingly said :
"Well, Missy, you come along to help
when the sun goes down, do you, and
the last load is in?"
"Oh, no," I replied, "I didn't know
you needed help, or I should have been
lu re before."
The 'Sjuire laughed.
"Lots of account you'd lie in the har
vest field, now, wouldn't you? Hut I
can tell you that my sisters used to turn
out with a hearty will and help when
the work was pushed. Yes sir ; father
used to say that Cynthia was the l"st
son he lind."
"Hut, 'Squire," I put in, "you would
not allow your daughter to go into the
harvest field and help haul grain, now
would you ?',
"Allow? Why, bless your heart, I
couldn't drag her there with a four
horse team. Not that I want to," he
added after a pause, "for times have
changed, and there aiu't the necessity
for it now."
I burst into a laugh to think of Don
thy Stevens in the harvest field ; the
daintiest little maid in all the country
round, with a proud little will of her
own, and yet a lovable disposition. She
was the apple of her father's eye, and
many staid old neighbors considered
her a spoiled daughter.
While we spoke she came bounding
into the yard on her saddle horse, and
with a nol to me, she turned to the
"Well, Pop, how's the wheat? Do
we go to Europe this winter? Have
you reaped what you sowed?"
"Folks usually do," said the 'Squire,
as lie lie!Hil her dismount.
"Well, yes," replied Dirothy, "unless
the crop fails, yoj k:i w, and I lielicve
that happens swnetitn s. Da you
know," she rattled on, talking to neith
er of us in p irtic tlar, "I've Ut-n think
ing of that very thing to-day. It is
promised that whatsoever a man sows
that shall he reap ; but it stems to me
that holds good n:ore especially with
Wiiils than it does with a good crop.
I know Pop here fusses around a
sight about his seed wheat and his seed
corn, and then the crops fail some
times, while if a little bit of 'cheat' gets
hit the wheat once it lasts for years.
And I guess it's pretty much the same
way with sowing other tilings good
deeds, you know, and all that."
"Dorothy," said the 'Squire, "you're
getting to be a regular pessimist. Let's
go to supper and see if a good square
meal will do you gx.l."
And we all went into the house.
"I think, Dorothy," said the 'Squire,
as we sat at the supper table, "that you
expect the harvest of a g. d crop tiK
sixin. You musii't cut your wheat be
fore it is ripe'"
"Oil, I daa't think s," stid Diro
thy, from her place at the head of the
table. "I see a great many fields where
a harvest of any sort seems imp sib!e.
I came past the II tzard place this af
ternoon, and if you'll believe it, there
was Abliy herself out in the wheat field,
with that boy that lives there, getting
in the wheat."
The 'Squire Io.iked at his plate, mut
tering something ahut being a great
"That's just what I thviit and
said," continued Dorothy. "1 tild her
it was not right for her to be doing such
drudgery, and reminded her that men
were intended to do that kind of
work. Hut she only said :
" 'For men must work and women
must weep, and then added, 'Well,
Dorothy, I prefer to do a little more
work aud a little less weeping for my
part,' and went on to.vsing the sheaves
up on the wagon.
Now, what I want to know is, when
is Abby Hazard going to reap her re
ward? There she has been toiling away
on that little farm ever since I can re-memta-r,
kind, faithful and intelligent,
doing more ginxl to this neighborhood
than half the men put together; and
yet her life becomes harder every year.
Where's her harvest?"
There was a curious lisik on the
'Spaire's face as lie said:
"She might have had a harvest years
ago if she would only cut the grain
when it ripens."
Dorothy looked at him as though she
did not understand, but he seemed to
have nothing more to say, and after a
time she asked:
"Why has she always lived there
"Because she's a very foolish wo
man." the 'Suuire blurted out. "Be
cause she's the salt of the earth, that's
why. You see," he continued in a
calmer tone, "the Hazard farm was
left to her and her worthless brother on
oimtitiiiii that one of them live oil it.
' If they both leave it it goes to some
sort of a missionary society. Dick
WHOLE NO. 2307.
I always was a wild chap, and he's never
been here since his grandfather's death,
leaving the care of the place, and more
than that, on Abliy's shoulders, for he
was always giving notes to pay his
debts, and when they fell due Ab'iy
j paid them. That's why Abby works
like a slave, and that's why she never
harvested her reward."
The 'S pi ire stirred his tea in an al
sent minded way.
Filially Dorothy said, "But Ii-k's
dead now."
"Ye-i, but his debts are' lit jiaid, and
Abby hasn't learned any sense."
"Why don't some good man marry
her? She'd make an excellent wife."
The 'Squire started.
"IXyou think so, Dorothy?"
" Yts I l ," she rep'.ie I. "Sh - s the
most intelligent woman in th-e town
ship, and when she's rested she's really
"Er er what kind of a a mother
do you think she'd make, Iorothy?"
The 'Squire's face was very red and
he iiervoti-.lv lingered his knife and
Dorothy looked at him in amazement
for a moment and then burst into a
hearty laugh.
"Why, you dear old Pop!" she cried,
leaving her place and throwing her
arms around his n -ck, "who would
have thought it! You of all men!"
And then site smothered him with
kisses and laughed and cried, while the
'Squire looked foolish, and I felt sally
out of place.
"Well, well, daughter," said the
'Squire, "we won't think of it, if you
object; we"
"B it, Pop, I don't object," cried
Dorothy. "I think it'd b just just
great! I'm sure she deserves asg-xsl a
man as you are, and you you deserve
some one to take care of you U-tterthan
your hcighty Mighty daughter can."
The 'Squire was on his feet in an in
stant. "Will you come with me to Abby's?"
he said, his eyes shining.
"You see, for years I've wanted Abby
to come here, but as long as Dick lived
she thought she ought to keep the place
for him, and since h:s death she's Uvn
afraid that that it would s-eli likt
like pushing you out, Dirothy."
"Tne idea!" exclaimed Drothy, "and
you let her think it! You're a couple
of dear old gece, that's what you are!"
By this time she had her father's
best hat out and her own on h r head.
aud excusing theui-clve to m they
went to tell Abby that her harvest was
at la-t ripe.
A Philadelphia Lawyer.
Over in Philadelphia dwelt a young
law student ho fi ll in love just as he
was alxmt to ! admitted to practice.
The girl's f::t la r abo belonged to the
profession and was reckoned pretty ,
smart, as rmia-lt-!p na lawyers go. i in
old fellow g ive a p irtial c i.isent to the
young man's pleadings, but concluded
he would try the student and see if he
was worthv t ) ! his son-in-law. So
he said:
"Tiie cas.- of Blank against Blank
has been oa the calendar several years.
It has been trie 1, appealed, decision
revred, tried again and comes up
agiin fo.- arg urn -nt at the next general
ter.n. I a:n e unsvl for the p'asntitl".
I have had the case four years, but now
I turn it over to you. Here are the
papers; see what you can do."
Ttie young man took the papers and
went to work with a vim born of love
for if he won the case would he not
also win a bride? At la-t life seemed to
him worth living. He studied the case
thoroughly. 1 le consulted the authori
ties and was beaded and prime 1 fr a
briliiarit argument when tiie court con
vened. He made his p!ea and wo:i the
case without any trouble.
Wit ii a heart overil iwing with joy,
lie returned to his prospective father-in-law
and, slapping down the piqicrs,
he exclaimed:
"See here, sir; the case Is won! These
are the pnxifs. What you tried for
years to do I hu.e accomplished at a
single term of court. Now, may I
have your daughter?"
Tiie old fellow 1 xked up with a smile
on his face as he replied:
"I think you a fixol and j"oti can't
have my daughter. But I will just
give you a little gratuitous advice: It is
true I had the case four year without
winning it, and it is also true that I
made thousands of d llars out of it.
B it you have gone and settled it; and
what have you made? About No,
sir, you can't have my daughter!-'
.V tr York J--in'i'.
General and Personal-
Miss Consuela Yanderiiiit, daughter
of Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt, will
before the en 1 of the year Ixecome the
Duehessof Marlb irough. Tils engage
ment was quietly announivl to the
families an I intim ite friends of the
contracting parties on Friday. It was
confirmed beyond anyquesti n SumLiy
evening. M:ss X.i'i ler.ults dowry,
when she becomes a" bride, will, it is
said, a in u:it t not less thin l',0J,
0 i (. S!ie will be the seeon 1 American
woman to b ? the Duchess of Marl
br.ug'i. T.i? first was Mrs. Ham-
ersley, who in trried the present Duke's
father a:i 1 who is ii w the wife of Lord
Beresford. The coming weddiug will
be the swellest affiir of the kind since
Amu G auM m rricl a Freneli n ible
m tn.
Two women are candidates for the
Legislature iu I'tah, Mrs. Lillie K.
Paran, wife of a Salt Lake attorney,
and Mrs. Emmeliiie B. Wells, widow
of one of the .Miriinn pioneers. They
represent b th the Gentile and Mor
mon elements an 1 both are runuing o:i
the Republican ticket.
Mrs. Lingtry couie t the front
again in n story froui E igl an 1 to the
effect that the L'ai I Htuk, of Lon
don, g iv j t s :n ; o:i ; ou a forged
order $J - worth of her jewels.
This is dmbtless t'ue old a Iwrtising
do lge over again, work 1 s long that
actresses should be ashamed of such an
ancient gig. As a rule, the diamonds
worn on the stage by actresses and
stolen fro. n them are artificial and
bought by the pound.
You cannot be well unless your blood
is pure. Therefore purify your bltxxl
with the best blood purifier, Hood's
Follower of Auaniav
. O.le of the latest productions of the
restless Tenderloin district is an
An mias Club. Th e club fii -els at oue
of the larg T tlp'.o.v.i h itels whenever
the tisu ! clique gjts together. As may
bejulg -1 fro n the nam, the orginiza
tio:i is o:iT plel'-l to the display of
uun'feit uritmt'ii. Tu-? club i c ui-ptrati-.vly
a n v org ri' M'iou. bit th
stori -i th '. ba. e l -"i told nt sour; of
its sessions show plainly that many of
th' members were eligible for admission
to such an organization long liefore the
club was forms-iL To Join the club a
man must be an Ingenious liar. Tales
of travel, scientific discoveries and
storiet of historical research pre
dominate. Woe to the in in who
springs a story that does not smack of
originality. L itely the ui eetings have
assumed a sort of progressive euchre
appearance. The club had a leather
nie lal struck off which was presented
to the champion liar. Tiie medal bore
on its face a stamp -d r -pro luetioii of
Ananias' feature. While it m ly not
have been a g I lik -:i ess, the Ii 1 -lit y
featuro was v.Kiclied for by a memo r
of the organization Who blandly con
fessed to hive a pnrile of Ananias,
done in petrified salt, and handed down
to him thro ugh history by sip-'-.-e ling
S nine of tiie stories told are worth re
peating. At a re. -e nt scs-ion held in
the cafe of the Hota! Brunswick there
was a full attendance. The man who
wore the iii'-d tl was at ort'e timea judge
of the I'nited States Fed-ral Court and
a noted traveler. He was telling a
st ry as follow-.:
"S :ne tix le ago I was traveling in
S mi th Ameriea. I stopped at a hotel
in one of the inland cities, and as I
wanted to rise early I asked the land
lord to have me wakened at H o'clock
in the morning. I asked him if he
had an alarm clock. He .-tartled me
by saying that be did no;, but that be
had a lot of rattlesnakes trained t
wakejxeople. All you had to do was
to lie down and at the designate" I hour
the snake let Iixise his rattle and kept
it up until you wakened. It struck me
as an xld arrangement, but I said that
if it was all right I would stand it.
Accordingly, he put a snake in my
rom, and after the newness of the
Using wore oil' I fell a-!is p. I was
wakened about ." o'clock by a great
racket iu the room. Through the dim
light I could make out a struggle that
was taking plav in ti'e- rxm, but I
could oniy discern one man. When I
made the situation out clearly I found
that a native thief bad entered my
rtK-m. The snake had immediately
oiled itself around his throat and was
slowly strangling him, while it violent
ly rang its rattle for the isdice."
A dead silence settled over the little
group. None but a brave man wotiM
have ventured to open his m uth aft r
that. Then? was one, however, that
did d ire au 1 his u-.rr-.tive was as fel
lows; "Two years ago when I vi.-ited my
home on the farm ill Vermont I drop
ped my gold watch and chain on the
gra-s. Before I bad time to pick it up
a c:i!f playing in the yard licked it up
and su allowed it. La-t week I was
home again and the calf, now grown to
a cow, was to be killed. I had a
gai lge against it fr the loss of ir.y
h mds ime gold wateh and went out
t see the execution. In cutting up
the cow, after the killing, the watch
was found. Imagine my surprise
when I found that it was perfectly
intact, running all ri.glit and correct
within a few seconds. An investigation
revealed the fact that in swallow irg
the watch the animal had allowed it
to Ui-ome fastened U-tween its lungs.
It was si ilxed that each time the
animal breathed, the watch being a
stem win. It r, the knob got a twitch aud
this kept it continually wound, while
the natural grease from the animal
kept it well oiled and preserved."
There was another dead silence.
Then slowly the ju lge uupi.ined the
medal from his breast and without a
word handed it to the la-t speaker.
.V c Y'trk Tritnin:
The Prejcribai Limit.
The other day we were somewhat
startlsl to read iu a morning paper an
application by a church for a pastor,
ac.-oiiiputiied by the statement that no
man is wanted p.ist 4.. We have l-eeii
aware for some time that this is an age
when the young man comes to the
front, but we must admit that we were
unprepared for such a frank avowal by
a congregation that, in other words, a
ni m who has reached -M lias attained
his zenith of usefulness in the pulpit.
Is it true, then, that a g'.x many of
us who imagine ourselves on this side
of the prime of life, have begun to
descend the hill? Let us look at the
matter for a minute. It certainly is
one iu which we are individually inter
ested. How many business men of
your acquaintance achieved their suc
cess under 4 years? Think of the emi
nent physicians, lawyers and states
men. We are inclined lo think that
in a majority of cases they were con
siderably older than 4 ) lx-fore they had
learned the secrets which enabled them
to accomplish w hat they did. S ip
po.se Bismarck, Gladstone and thous
ands of others who t --day are doing
noble work in their old age had retired
at 4 ! It is not for us to write about
such matters, but each of our read -rs
will be able to recall striking illustra
tions of what we mean. It is all well
enough for the younger generation t
keep pushing, and we are glad to see
it, but it is our opinion that this world
in general and the shine trade in par
ticular, would le in a sail plight with
out the assistance and sage counsel of
men who are past the limit prescriU-d
by this congregation. Shi ami
L 'l'h r 'i-'i.
Aivaata'si ofElacatiji
Little brother What you studyin,
so hard?
Little sister Synonyms.
Little brother What's them?
Little sister All sorts o' words that
mean the same thing.
Little brother What gixxl Is they?
One word ought to le enough.
Little Sister Hull! Wait till you
get into society. Yesterday Mrs. New
comer showed me a picture of a baby,
and I said it was lovely and cun
ning and cute, and I don't know what
all. After that she said that wasn't
her baby, but somelxidy else's Then
she showed me a picture of her own
baby. And then I had to think up a
lot more nice words so slue wouldn't
feel 'feiideL If I hadn't studied syn
onyms, I'd 'a' jus' died. U'mmI At mm.
Delicate Diseases
of either sex, however induced, prompt
ly, thoroughly and permanently cured.
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