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Solil ihik Ihrw-riiooc Ileroni Suit, el egni:tly earvf-l a:ul tinisheil. mw ell lops on iir-;ser anil wash stand, IHx-Ul Ix-vel I- reiieli il:ite mirror on ilnwu'r. on! v $20 00 parlor suit toto, Ilonian eliair ario. tiior, an-1 two parlor ehairs ui holstereit in tapestry anI fringe to the tioor, 520 03 Solil A lit i' j Hf A-li Si"i.boiil. 4 feet lon; ami i lei t liiRli. velvet lined silver ni l-XT, iianiisoinelv arved ami iol isli"I a larce, eooil siileltoard, for on! v $12 00 Si-li-i Oak or Mahojiany fmi!.li (-"'''"r-seal riM-ker, HoliJ w;le leather seal, extra tine p-ililnt1, $2 98 Carpet. Ail-wool extra sujers, l'st gixxlsina'le. one yai-.i wi-ie, an new patterns, tue AII-vi4l O.rix t.one varj w ide, innnH- t y liri zlit iMlorinir. 5'Jo Strictly half-wool CartK-t. yard wide, ( '. livsiirns and inloi ii:gs 40c Very heavy Cotton Carpet, yard wide, in k-.1 patterns 26c Curtains. 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CATARRH j It -an Is- cured by a plcsia ii t re in d y I wlii'-h i applied dl j ni'liy into tiiens I tri Ilcim: iui-k- lv :it--or!M,l It ivcs ' 71 Htm relief at once. Fly's "niim Ritliit o, ns and clca i tiic Na.tl Pasiii-s Allays Pain and Iu- COLD 'N HEAD flariiiMntion.II.-silsthe.'xires.froti-ct-ithe nictn brane from 'oliis, !4-st-in- the 'iis of taste ami snieil. I lie llalm is incKiy aosorm-a and -ives relief at once. Price 30 cents, at I rtivisl or by mail. ELY HIKITHER, 58 Warren Street. N. Y THE KEELEY CURE Ts a special bnon to business men who, having arnica uilltll'HusiT lino me unni uau mini awaken to find the disease of aienholism fastened np n them, remlerinif them unfit to manage af fain requiring a clear brain. A four week course of treatment at the , PITTSBURa KEELEY INSTITUTE, Ko. 246 Fifth A venae. rstorei to them all their powers mental and nhvsu-mL di-strom th abnormal appetite, and restore thein to the condition lhe were in be- f.irethev manliest jn stimulanta. This na, reen donein'rr.ore than lvo casea treated here, and m theni fcome of your own neihliori, to whom we on refer wnh eonfidenee aa to the absolute Mfcty and efnriencr of the Keeler tire. The fallest and mist t-nn hine invetifralioti il n v itcd. eeud for pui-Llcl giving full inJonua- Uon. o Solentiflo Amenetfl Agency for CAVEAT. TRADE MARKS. DESICN PATENTS. COPVRrSHTS. etoJ For tnfnnatliB an1 frr Uaadbook wnte to "Uet bereau f r ecunnjr patent, la America, tvp-r t.ni. ni taken out l y ow bnmc-M b'f -n. im (luuuc by a doko givra fna ol iMt la tit ftifuiifif win Ianret drefl'stl.a of anv s-lentlne paivr tn tha worxt. KpletMuUir l..i'ilnul. liitcliifnt Baa khneU ba )hva.t It. Werk!r, K3,OOa Tur: f ijmlimontlia. AiidlJIC.Nf tu, Vc.Li.HtM-j, Sal iMuadwajr, kuw Vara City. omer SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, WHERE TWIHE THE H0PVINES. 'UMBLE Biu livln' In the city full twenty year, I know. liutain'ta strong admirer of things as things here go. I in.id-.-a hit In ejltoa, an' h ivin' struck It rich. The hivise l MU'i with carpet an brick-a- br.uk an' ielt. My daughters d tuce the "gcrtntn," dress in the latest "m ile," An barely r In tier at p:re folks they're iiest- i it' In the rotd But I .40:n how in m-m'ry a cottage ever 1i:im, Where twines the 'umble hop vines an' honey suckles blooms. These lamps don't shine as brill'uut as can dles did back there: An' then a lire 'n no backlog delusion and a snare I i 'r.miunn an' UIHes are fine, my d. inci ter think, Hut let in; smell th? tanry an' dew-nv.-IopM pink. An' haw IM like a journey beneath the even- in sVy Where aliines the m ) cloud-clrelej a wearied wjtchin'eye; per there's the d-irest picture, an tlt !re th cottage looms Wh"re twin-' tlf'umlile linpvines an' honey suekW-s bliMim ! Will T. II. tie, in Mrmjthu Chmiuercial Ainil. AX EDITOR'S STORY. "What a stranjje thing," murmured (Jregory Manvers, a-4 he turned the last leaf of a type-printed manuscript that lay on the desk lfore him. "Now whoean have written tliis?" It was a short sketch entitletl : '"Is ItTia Late?" the record of a love scornfully east away, and of conse quent regret and suffering. A common theme enough, aud not one calculated to touch the heart of a man accustom ed to pass hours of each day iu reading similar effusions Hut for all that our editor knitted his hrows as he rend, pressed his lijs together and finally dropHtl a tear tioii the paper. Was it only a coincidence, lie won dered, or had some one who knew the story of his past life Iteen cruel enough to trade upon it? For the first chapter was almost a transcript of what hail passed 1 et ween Helen Itlackmore aud himself scarcely three years ago. There, it must le owned, the resem- hlaiiee ceased. Helen, he reminded himself, was not one to repent, as the heroine of this poor little sketch had done, still less to acknowledge her er ror, l'ride was her Itesetting sin the north pile must touch the south before she would admit she had been In the wrong. He turned the roll hastily to find the name and address of the writer. I'.sit it afforded no clew. It was signal with initials, and directed to a remote post oftiee iu the north of England, to Is left till called for. That th sketch was nnsiiitalde he saw at a glance. Setting aside his nat ural reluctance to bring it lefore the public, it wa.s too long, too dif.is? ; it had a dozen faults that disqualified it fr tlie jiages of the Journal he con ducted. S with fingers that trembled lightly, he wrote on it in pencil No. 3,s4, put it into a drawer set aside for reject'-d eonimtinications, and took another manuscript from the pile at his side. For hours after that our editor work ed on, writing, reading, answering questions ; and, except that he was a little short-temiered, no one remarked anything unusual Jn his demeanor. Hut the incident of the morning had not been forgotten. His task completed, he lay back in his chair, and, shading his eyes from the light, fell to reviewing his past life, and wondering if Helen, knowing as she must have known long sini-e that he had only told her the simple truth, wats still implacable. If lie, fol lowing the advice given by the author of the sketch, were to cast pride from him, and plead his cause once more, would it !e of any avail? I5ut it was Useless to dwell on this He knew not where to find her. After the rupture of their engagement, she had gone with her parents to reside abroad, and he had lost sight of her. The facts were these : A cousin of h!s, bearing the same name, had lieen guilty of obtaining money on false pre tenses, and had lied the country. Through the contrivance of the real culprit, the public wera led to Itelieve Manvers was the defaulter, and the lilakemores hearing the report, de manded an explanation. Circumstan tial evidence chanced to be strong against the editor, and he found it difficult to prove his innocence. He had never spoken to the Ulakcmores of this cousin, and they were not will ing to believe in the existence of such a person. 1 he upsiiot was a serious quarrel, ending in his engagement to Miss IMakemore being broken ofT. Deeply offended that Helen, at least, would not trust his word, he accepted his dismissal without making any further effort to clear himself, and trove to be content with the recollec tion that the law proceedings when published in due course iu the news papers, would exonerate him from all blame. It had been hard to banish these events from his his mind at the time; it was next to impossible now ; but he struggled manfully to do it ; and when autumn came, betook himself to Switz erland for his annual holiday, thinking a thorough change would be beneficial to both body and mind. Itut by an un toward accident, he sprained his ankle so severely that he was kept a prisoner to the sofa for some weeks, and thus had more leisure to bntod over his mis fortunes than was good for him. He was wholly dependent for amusement ou the kindness of the visitors staying in the hotel, many of whom were ex ceedingly polite aud attentive; one in particular a young (Jerman of the name of Muller coming to the in valid's room at all hours and bringing with him the gossip of the place. I can't stay now, Mr. Manvers" this young fellow cried one morning as he rushed in with a pile of news papers aud eriodicals under his arm. ''I'm off for the (JornerGrat with those men 1 told you or last nignt tne weather is glorious Itut I have done my iiest for you. r.veryoo.iy is out, so I've made a clean sweep of the Eng lish things on the reading-room table, a 'id here thev are. (Jood-by. I will ,ook 3'ou up directly I come back." As a rule Manvers made a point of set ESTABLISHED 1827. 1 eschewing all periodica! literature dur ing his holiday, but just now he hail little else to divert hint; so when he had finished his correspondence he oened the least trn-shy of the reviews and te?an to read an article of one of the leading politicians of the day. He waded through it with praiseworthy lerseverance ; then, noticing that there were two or three articles on the same subject, closed the book, and went on to speculate on the advisability of seek ing a post on a ioriodieal of alike na ture ; wondering whether the burning questions that seemed capable of liear ing so many and such different inter pretations would, in theend, prove any less wearisomo than the love-tales hair-breadth escapes, and semi-scientific articles with which lie was accus tomed to fill the pages of his magazine. "Ah, well," he said to himself with a smile, when he had thought the matter out "to stick t the evil one knows" is the safest course after all. I should only get into hotter water if I med dled with politics. Perhaps it may be interesting to si-e how other people do my work," he continued, languidly, taking up the current nuniln-r of the Magazine as he spike, "o here goes for the light literature." The smile faded from his lips the next moment, and there was a catch in his breath, as glancing over the table of contents, his eye lighted on the title of the last article in the list : "Is ItToo Late?" It was the very storj' he had read so carefully and returned to the author. He threw the book from him, annoyed that the book should thus force itself on his notice. It lav untouched for some minutes, while its victim cursed the ill luck that kept him helpless as a log, when rapid mo tion was the only thing to bring him relief. Then almost involuntarily he lifted it from the Moor, and once more read the little story to the cud. Manvers gave a deep eigh, and turn ing impatiently, gazed out of the win dow. Groups of people were in the garden below, apparently but just re turned from some excursion, for they were talking over their experiences, and their merry laughter reached to his third-floor U-drooni, and for a mo ment drove his thoughts into a pleas- auter channel. Hut only for a mo ment. Then a voice broke upin his ear that had been unheard by him for many a long day, aud he started and turned pale, Could it le she was here? When last he had heard of her she was residing in Florence with her parents. Hut of course the Hlakemores, like everyone tlse, were free to roam at will, and, if they choose to spend the autumn months in the cooler Switzerland, why not? , lln could not see the speaker from his s.ifa, but presently she crossed the grass, and, ac-inipa;iic 1 by another girl, stn 1 looking at the surrounding mountains. Yes, it was Helen wheth er Helen Illakemore still was a matter he must, in some way. bring his Ger man friend to ascertain It would be easy to avoid a meeting, should he wish to do so, for, though he had intended going down the next day, he miht alter his mind, and no one would think it strange. One thing must la? done, he decided, and that im mediately that wretched magazine must le kept out of the reading-room, where, to a certainty, it would full into her hands. So, with some difficulty, he edged himself towards the stove, open ed the little door, and, forgetting tin bxikdidnot In long to him, thni.-t it in-ide to la- cremated at his leisure. He had hardly done this and restim ed his Mat when his voung friend burst in, and, seating hiuiscl.'withnut taking any heed of Manvers' prox-cupied air, iH'gan to dilate on the new arrivals. The mother and father are most pleasant aud friendly," lie said, his face all aglow with excitement and thecx ertion of his morning's climb. "Just the sort of jssiple for a place of this sort jolly and kind and ready for any thing. The daughter is a Spaiiish-liwik- ing beauty with superb eyes I can't think where she gets them from. They are friends of that fellow Ihiunithorne the man with a glass in his eye he is quite gone on Miss Illakemore. Hut she keeps him and everybody else at a distance, and no mistake. I haven't had the courage to say a word to her yet, and I'm not a shy man, by any means Yes that was Helen all over. How well Manvers knew the look that would come into those dark eyes of hers, if, by any chance, her fellow-travelers showed undue familiarity. He had learned, now, what he wanted to know, and asked no further questions, deem ing it better not to claim acquaintance with the Illakemore family unless which was unlikely they should de sire it. At night, as he lay sleepless, he de bated with himself as to his course of action. With the pathetic appeal of that little story ringing in his ears, his heart was very tender towards his old love. Was it too late? One word would make such a ditference in the happiness of two lives, and could he l;t that word go unspoken? No, a thousand times no. Still pride fought hard. With all his unspeakable long ing to touch once more the hand of the girl he loved, he could not forget that if an advance were to lie made, it was, in all right and reason, her place to make iL Hut his lietter self conquered at last, and when morning dawned, he had come to the conclusion to put to the test the lesson 90 strangely forced on him. So the magazine was not cremated, but laid carefully on the reading-room table, and Manvers, screened from ob servation by a thick curtain, lay on a sofa in the recessed window of the ante room, and waited to see what would happen. Truly a tantalizing occupa tion, for young girls came in and out, but never the one he was yearning for. The morning had been stormy and dark, but after two o'clock the sky cleared, and one by one visitora tripped past thj ante-room window, eager to enjoy the fresh air. Mr. Djnnithorne sillied forth, a guide at his heels Mr. and Mrs Illakemore strolled along, fol lowed by Muller and half-a-dozen oth ers, though not, as the watcher was quick to observe, by their daughter. At last Manvers had reason to believe MARCH 11. 1800. that, with the exception of Miss Illake more, every inmate of tin? hotel had left the place a con vietioii that made his pulse beat hurriedly when a little later, a light step 1-ecame audible in the corridor. It was Helen. From his retreat Manvers saw her enter, glanced round hastily and, apparently undT the Iks Iief the room was untenanbsl, op.u the piano and bgiu to play. In five minutes she was so much al- sorih-d in the music that he was able, without fear of detection, to change his Hsitio:i and take up one that allowed him to see her plainly as she sat at the instrument. His eyes dwelt lovingly on every line of her lieautiful calm face. How dilferent was hcrtxpre sioti now to when he had parted from her! When, with scorn in her voi- and an angry gleam in her eyes, she had bidden him go anil never attempt to see or speak to her again. He had loved her then ah, never more truly ami he loved her now with a passion ate longing that was more akin to puin than to pleasure. The sonata came to an end, and after a short pause, she bcrni to sing. Of old it had ever bocn dfficult to jHTsiiade Helen to sing liefore an voile even her lover had rarely heard her voice. Music and pietry affected her power fully, and she shrank from making a display of her feelings. The air she sung now was unfamiliar to him, but the words. Goethe's "Nur wer die Sehnsueht ken lit, weiss was ich leide," he knew well. They might or might not lie an index to the state of thcgirl's heart, but they evidently touched her, for presently, with something very like a sob, she ceased singing and left the music-stool. She crossed the room ami, ln-nding over the large table, souirht among the bsiks and paia-rs for something to read. Manvers held his breath as he saw her. after pushing aside two or three others, take up the Magazine ami settle herself comfortably in an easy-chair. Turning the leaves care lessly, she fixed on an article towards the end of the look pi rilously near to it, Manvers thought, remembering that "Is It Too Late?" was the very last pajKT in the nuiulsT. And surely it was that very article she was reading, for what other would have called up such a deep sigh, or fill ed those sweet eyes with tears. It was wrong, it was unmanly thus to watch her, and her lover, feeling this to his heart's core, had risen to ring for some one to help him upstairs, whan the reading-room door opened and a lady and gentleman came in. Their entrance brought matters to a crisis With a natural disinclination to be found iu tears, the .girl rose hast ily, made her way into the ante-room and close. 1 the dMr behind her. When Helen found herself face to face with her discarded lover she stood transfixed. It seemed to her as if her own thoughts had called up the vi sion. Hut her quick eyes soon noted a change in his appearance; how he was ill and worn, his hair grizzled and thin his step halting and uncertain; and ahe saw it was the living man that tod liefore her. She tried to give him some commonplace greeting, but the words would not come. His Christian name, softly breathed, wits all she could bring her tongue to utter. - He heard the word ami it gave him courage. "I have startled you, I fear," he la gan, hesitatingly. "Then you did not know I whs here"" "No," she replied, and then paused. "I have lai n laid up for weeks with a sprained ankle," he went on slowly. "I only left my room yesterday. I can hardly move now without assistance, which must plead my excuse, Miss Illakemore, for my having remained to listen to your mu-ie just now. I have not forgotten your dislike to ing lrefore a stranger." "A stranger." Iid she rceat the word, or was it his fancy? She shiv ered as if a cold wind had passed over her, and her book fell from her hand. He glanced at it. Ah, if that jxxir little story was ever to do a good work in this world, the time had surely come now. "A stranger," he resumed iu a tone of deen feclinir. "by your wish, Helen I not mine. Dearest, my heart has never changed towards you and it never will. Is it too late to m ike up our quarrel ? to confess that we were lr.it h in the wrong? I have !i rterly repented the hard words I slid yau. And you know now you have k-aswn for many months that the tale I told you that night was true. Can you not forgive me and let i:s lie friends? Friends at least, if we can be nothing more." "I do not deserve even that," she said sorrowfully, as she took his outstretch ed hand iu both her own. "Gregory, my own dear love, I having nothing to forgive. I did you a great wrong, and should have acknowledged it long ago. Oh, I see my conduct in such a differ ent light to-day. Indeed, it is I who should seek forgiveness" "There is no need," he whispered joyfully, as he drew her towards him and kissed her glowing cheek. "There is no need, my darling. Helen, I lote you so dearly, I am conteut to take you as you arc and wish for nothing more. I thank (toil with my whole heart for the happy chance that has brought us together." Again some one opened the door and Helen fled precipitately, leaving the Magizine at her lover's feet. He picked it up and arranged its leaves carefully, gratefully, for he knew it was to the teinU-r pleading of that lit tle story that he owed his present hap pineas. London Aryy. Dream Language. Horrible daeams indicate a bad con dition of the digestive apjiaratus, ami the sufferer should at once act alxiut helping nature to right it. Correct all irregular personal habits of diet, ami rest, exercise ni.jderately, eat plain nourishing food, aud only when hun gry, and use Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets to restore healthy action of the liver, stomach and bowels They are uncqualed as a bowel regulator and cmtribute to good appetite, healthy digestion and pure LIo mI. They uevir constipate. .Hera Public School Examination. Alsiut one hundred applicitions for graduation in the County Course of Study are now on file, representing al most every district in the county. The places named below for holding the final examinations have li n t-ehs'ted with reference to the convenience of applicants iu the several districts The committees named to conduct the ex aminations have Iwn t-lcctcd by the directors and teachers of the districts, or, where this was not don, they have iicen appointed by the superintend ent. The last named mcinln-r of inch committee is a iiiemler of the local school hoard, and is expected to lie present at the examination in bis dis trict, to take such jmrt iu the work as may I- a greet I ujmui by the committee. Cn. ler our rules no teacher who has applicants in the class can serve on an examining committee. If for any gtxal reason changes on committcs are de sired they wiil lie made through proj tr notice to the superintendent. Since our system of grafting, ami the plan ami purpose of the final examina tions are well tintierstotMl, it is thought U-st to have uniform lists of questions ant! the same date for all the examina tions throughout the country di-tric'.s. All questions will therefore le mailed from this office to the local committet s, aud all examinations will Is- held on Saturday, March 21st. All the sehtsls do not close at the same time, but this date is la-licved to lie sufficiently near the eh se of all the schools to suit the convenience of the greatest numla-r of applicants and teachers Pl.ACKS AND OMMITTEIN. J'. fr,:lntrij (Addison) Judson Jef freys, Mi.-s Hcrtha Cromwell, 1 M. Liuinger. lUrliii ( Hrothersvalley ) ('. II. Hartge, H. F. P.iyman, II. J. How- man. fc;..st-;r (Ctineiiiaiiph and Paint ; J. J. Stahl, S. G. Shetler, Simon Ity- man. IIV. StOidiHri i K'k Lick ) D. II. Hauuian, Miss Janette McKinley, J. P. Vo-el. i'. ih rM-VI, ( Jefferson i F- F. Shau- lis, William It. Miller, Isaiah Ciise. J : o i- Jeimer) F. G. Fry burg. Chas A. Miller, Fred. K. Heiple. ft ; i Lincoln ) IL F. Hittner, C. H. Hittner, Hiram Shaulis. -V' ' L'jrhiyhm i Middleercek) I. S. Pile, Miss Hattie H. Moore, J. F. Hen ry. y, ir i ',-, ' Milford, New ( 'en- trevilleand Hlack) K. S. Frease, A. A. .schrock. D. G. Miller. J'Jiii.Jjurrf ('Northampton) J. F. '""'J' " .uw.,,,,,.... ....net. i t.. m" ir ". ...... t..i... if M-.it... .SVooirw-fStojestoWll and I Me- mahoninsr) Albert Lamliert, K l. i Smith, Valentine C. Mill er. fnt,-r S. II. i Shade) C. Foster Cable, It. I.. Horner, Chas. W. Lam- Ite.-t. Sun tm . Somerset Twp. i II. S. Hiioads, J. P. Livengoj l, J. ('. Uu-igy. I'- k X. If. i Summit i '. l ILi kle, Miss Martha Saylor, Dr. U. T. Pollard. II ''.' r'mf!i Southampton a n d Wcllersburgi W. G. Witt, Miss Nan nie Patt ill, Peter Peteilbrink. M't'in.xrii'r ( Stonycreek i Ira G. Carver, K. J. Hraut, I. F. Hrant. A "oc;c ,-,7 ( 1'pjkt T.irkeyfiKit I P. , Weui l -r, J. S. Hrougher, William Zufai!. No applit'ants have yet K-en reportetl from Allegheny, Il'iis-m, Cass-lman, ! Fairh p-, Larimer, (irivnville, Lower; Turktyfti-.it, New ltaltimore, Ogle an.l , Sonieriield. Iti'I.Ks AMI Sl tit-KsTIoNS. I. Toe examinations will Ik? h.-ld iu ; th? pui.iic scinad buihlings, and will '. U-gln promptly at ! o'cltn-k. Applicants will provide themselv- ; es with pens, ink, good pajK-r, ami stampe 1 envelojtes, atldristsl to them- ' si-I ves. .". Full set of printed questions with complete instructions will l-e mailed to ' each committee In-fore the date of the examinations 4. All the manuscripts of each class, with the committee's rcptrt, will ie j f-rwar-lt.nl to the SujH'rinteiitlent who I will in til t each appli-.ant a reprt of j examiiiatitn graIes, and diploma to all who reach the required standard. o. None but the applicants who have : Iks-ii recommended by their respective ' teacher will bj admitted to examiua- tion. i i. Directors ami teachers interested j in this feature of our school work are i invited to lie present at the cxaniina- j tiom in their respective districts ' II Kill M lttMor. KXAMIXATIOXS. ' Tile tlates fr the examination of j junior ami senior classes in the lor- j ougli high st.-luHis are fixed bv tin; . ." jirim-ipals, ami the memlvrs to tne ex- i il ll-OIII COI111I1IUCV7. ill U.V.I.H ittesiiju'i- j lot -ndellt are eleclisl bv the resrwetive ! - . ......... . . .. .. - ' school boards The following tlates have lieen selected : Herlin March Confluence to lie selected. Meycrsdale April ami rit. Koekwood March rJTth. Salisbury March loth. Somerset to lie selected. I'rsina March ltth. The courses of study in the high school vary from one to three years, but all students are cxneeted to tbi the! . I same tiiorougn worK, ami rvacii a sat isfactory standard in such branches as shall lie found in the course adopted for each schol. The schools of the county as a whole, have doTre-exeellent work duriug the term now closing, and we doubt iut these examinations will hear addition al testimony to the fact of their grow ing efficiency and worth. J. M. Hkkkkv, Herlin, Pa. County Supt. March (, l's-io. Flashes. (.cuius is simply intensity of fac ulty. Spare the rl ami the child Uth, and neither one will be spoiled. Consciousness- is the window through which we see God. Matter is a condensation of mind into visible shape, aa water is of ill visible gr.se. The one who achieves, creates, builds, is the true workingmaii, not the one who dots the routine labor. Ceii-lury. (T WHOLE NO. 2828. Locate i the Ball. hVont liie Pitl.-Oiiirx sunday I.I-ulcli. Some remarkably sucv-ful exin ri t tits with the liocntgcn, or X ray, have ju-t la-en made by Dr. IL I'd cairn and Dr. V. S.' G-.g!riti, rtVnlent surgeon and resident physician re-sjas-livtdy at the ll noeopalhic ltpi tal, which clearly demon-trate the wonderful value to surgery of the new discovery. Th ? exp-r'nnents were made by Drs. INtc-iini and Gagirin, with this end in view, and they took a turely practical form, U-ing the fir-t tests of the X ray that have liecn mad-; in any hospital in Pitt-burg. The exjieriments were conducted at rlu; Hom.-op it hie hit-pitai and two very tin1 negatives were obtained. One of these shows the location of a thirty-two calibre bullet between the third and fourth iactaear:a! Uines of the right hand. The bullet in the hand is shown ti'iit - nlainlv. as well as the hand itself. Of c-.ur-? a bullet iu that loettioii nujt.l U- easily felt, but th" demonstration is interesting. No attempt was made to sh v the bones of the hand plainly, although this could easily have lieen done by a It ng-crcxpo-ure, the experiment in this in sttnee U-ing coufintsl to locating the bullet. It r -qui red an exposure to the X ray of oniy thirty minutes to obtain the picture, and iu the op-ration tlr r.iys iN-uctratel the band, pass,! through the L.dlet and an in-'h hoard In-fore reaching the phonographic plat-, on which the shadowy picture of the ban I and the bullet were printed. The other nurative obtained by Drs. Pitciirn and Gagain shows very pTiin ly outlined a collection of surgical in strument, including a pair of surgeon's scissors, a scalpel, an ircdectomy, knife, grooved director, ear sounder ami com mon key. This picture was taken I with a forv minute exp'isure, the X rays pa-sing thron-h the in-tnnii -nts ! a,j all j,,,.,, ,(l,.ir,j to p!.lU.. To re pr i.Jucj the pictures would lie merely to show cuts now familiar to readers of the l'if'i h. In mr.kiiig their experiments Drs. Pitcairu and (.agin followed the real i oelltgen process They nsed a bat tery of six Hun n tills. The electri city p-issed from this to what is known as a ihunkoir coil, greatly increasing th.; potential fonv, or v.dtage, and thence to a Crookes tult, where the X rays were generated. It has Ini-n claimed that it r-q'jired from '"M to -lito.oo) volts to obtain pictures of objects by the K'lentgcll process, but Ms.-rs Piti-aini and Gaggin secured their pictures with a .,ii r less .,. i.;,..,a r:l!t ov,.r .vhie'.i ... ..,..;, .. ..... :., , , i J i highlv elated, as well as over the fact that they are the lir.-t Jiersons west of j New York to deinoiisiate the praeli ! cal value of the X rays in lnvspital sur ! P'-ry. They intend to keep right along in tin work and make further exjieri : in ".its. While I was iu the hospital, i yesterday afternoon, engaged in co;: ! ver-ation on the subject ;t!i the two i in.- Ileal lin-n, a man came in to have I .something done with one of hi tiriiis, : which was troubling him greatly. Dr. Pitcairri found that he was sutl'-ring j i from an old gun she.t wound, an I that part of the beie known as the radiu j w Dr. Pitcairu arranged for the man to call at the hospital MoieL-y to .ucsiia, w lieu lie win itciiiotisii.iiv ... V . , . ... t:... .1 .1 l oil .1 . . tne utiniv oi tin- a ravs i-v imtsing Use of It -ntgen's tlisi-ovt r' in the surgical operation he will perform on the man's ....... r. ...... -. . t t... ..: .. l OI. lit Si.-.l-VI.! Ill till.- I I llllis . . . . ' 1 . . iiia-i;- iy nnuseii atci it. tt.airgin, ne sciul: "If this di-civery of H-H-iitg.-ii's had been known at tiu- ti:n.- O irti -id was shot by (iuiti-au, he would probably Is? alive ttvday, for it i generally lielievcd that the coiitinual pnbiiig for the as sassin's bullet was what kiiied ciar-ll.-l.l. With the X rays t!i ballet could prohaMy have Uvii located and extracted, and his life proVably saved." Draught Dogs in Belgiim- Prom the Xew York Tribu.ie. IVlgiiua has over ."i ,00) draught dogs, drawing milk ami vegetable carts and other light vehicles, ln-ing generally iis-istid therein by the able bslitsl Iwdgiau wtnuan, who a'lds t- that function the anxiliarv one of dis- tributor and purveyor. There is a reg- ! ulardog niarktt, where the animals! can U- purcha-sed cheaply, an.l they j are ii ip -..riant factors in the industry of the various towns an.l municipalities j They are more abundantly ued in IV1- i t-iioo than anv t.lher l-uroo.-ar limn- . . . - . . .- Ul.'.l.'l ill' I-" .11 l, oil-'llllSL aiiiiits " woul-l lie judicious to gradually t. .:... . -. .1 ..... - it I ..-.. t su.tsiiiuic oi liirui siti;itt itiriscsi nilit donkeys -i the ground that w hen the latter are worn ont they would Ik? c n veriible i:ittig:)sl, merchantable siusig es,w hili-sucli a us -tif the dog cue ..writers an oltstinate ami irrational local preju dice. In his post-mortem manifesta tion he t In ri fere goes to waste. Definitions of Home. . ine golden svttlU' in wnreU U the brightest jewel is "mother." A world of strife shut out, a world of love shut iu. Home is the b!.ssoni of w hich heav en i the fruit. The only spit on earth where the fault and failing of fallen humanity are hidden under the mantle of chari ty. The place where the great are some times small ami the small often great. The father's kingdom, the children's paradise, the mother's world. The jewel casket, containing the iiust precious of all jewels domestic happiness Where you are treated lcst ami grumble the most. Home is the central telegraph office of human love, into which run innu- ii. ..r ..-."...: ... . f tltctaoiv- ..vs o. . wiucn, uiougn exicn uug inoasanus of miles are never disomnected from the one great terminus. "" Even iu the most severe rases of sprain or bruise, cut or burn, Thomas' 1-A-Icctrie Oil gives ahnoit instant relief, It is the Meal family linitiK-nt. The Interesting Story of a Fanum Km' Dog. I'v M.t.v i:. J. Kt-l'-y in I'lilimle'pii! t T i,i-. iiiert Hamilton ussl to any: "I thank divine Providence for having invented dogs and I regard tlant rn ui with wondering pity who ea:i lead a dJ..-s life." AM the l,e.s an I a to-.d nuiiy eir! -, :!1 a :re.- wi:h l.iio tint w it "c ''it '!' . -er t ; r I ig r to join in th -i r imp or r itoble.' half tie- U .t. ores of life we, Id lie lo . Perhaps they will not lie surprised to hear that most famous men have thought just as they doaloiit it. There wis Sir Walter Scott, who would b:irl ly stir a'siiit Ablsdsford without hav ing a trp of dogs at his heels, lb? loved his js-ts so well that when Maida, a greyhound, had a cold, he is-d o g-l ilt ,,f ,. trr'iage ;i:ei car ry her ovr the III. id pie! !;--- si that she might not .-t !n r !-i t w. l. Wajr ner, the c ompi-cr, was ir-vr without a faithful dog e iiip:-iioo froul the ! ginning to the end of bis lif--. Whltticr's dogs are familiar to every one. K bi:i, :t great shepherd dog, wa- a fav-rit" vtilh the gnut p-t, and one of bis pictures sho.vs him lyit g at the fix.: of the I.irgt-st Norway spruce in New I'.Mgiand. Preid"f!t Garfr-ld w;is a! a d g lover, as In-cuiu" a country-bred man. Veto was one of the lie-t-known of his dogs. He was a familiar figure to the hord of politicians who ll s-ked tot! ' farm at Mentor after (h riera! G.irlieM was nominated for the Pre-i len'-v. Veto never approved them, either. When the lir t party ea.-ie to congrat ulate th" general on hi- r.-:Fiiruitio:i Veto m tlc ni halfway i:i the !:! aud disputed further ad-a;oe wi'it ! many barks and roa'.s. N..t to.td his master pppcercd Kiel a ti.'ed him that it was right v. t.u! 1 the dog h t t hem ia-s. Veto was a line Newfoundland dog of large breed. Ife bad a white face and -hirtfroi.it and the tip of his tail ami iiis paws were white, too. II." was a little puppy when tij.-th hl get h;i:i, but in two years he had grown into an immense and very intelligent dog of t:e-t dignified !Iiut:lier. If; was intensely devoted to bis master, but he never t'M.k kindly to th" crowds that In-sieged Lawufc-ld after th" gen eral went into national pdirles. Veto's evident nulitp.e-s f,,r puMi' life resulted in his being left Ite'liu I when the Garfield family removed t-. Washington after the election, and he never saw his m:i-t r again. After ti;e President's death lie was given to a f unity ;,t ( "cvelaiid. Ooio. Iu his new home he considered ti e barn n'ld it- Is lor:gs his e-pei I charge. Ou -night he barked im-is antly, b;:t his ri.-w owner pii-i no at tention. Then Veto howled until, in If sjM ratioit, his n;:r-t...r got of Usl went to the bam pri pared to uive the dog som-thiiig more than a talking to. What I.e found, however, i.uadc htm chaiig- his itiin i. A va'.uaS'e hor, hitd got I m-sc nd was t- aitng s-iound the bam iu tlonger .f injuring hin.sxdf and the other aniiua!-. " t" ha 1 sii--c.-e led iu .s- ii;ig the h:i!tT and there he sio-sl. h'dditig t!;e , lid in hi-ini.nti:, while the horrc was vainly plunging and trying to get away. According if another tory when the family came home late one night from a country fair they Inard Veto burking frantically iu the barn. Tlic minute the ti xr was cp r-.ed he ru!:. d to another barn ev;l rod- lisi:i! : and elos.- to a lewise o-e!p!eil by a large fami'y who were all a.-Ice p. His mater called him in vain and was abetit to use fop-- t bring l.iui h .i: -, when he saw :i little tongue of Il true -le't ot of tie- r- i i" ;.f a m igh-bir'-barn. Another and another fd lowel nu'.il the whole buil-iitig was ab'.az-. i'. -for? the !'ir. tlet.artnierit arrtvt d the bar 1 1 was -troyeil and the hon-e j was -saved only through the heroic t f I I'Tts of the nvigi.is.rs. Had it not ! Ui-'.i for Veto'. a-n.ity t sc-.-n: ilang-r .-nt e iu v:ii;:i og peopV ta? b -l- a'o-iiit it, fif would probably have m l his iiitell; l , j WHO MlcW w i wh-i-- f:-ui:i- U-eii burned to death. I Pt-rli-iiK vt.ii 1 t Wi Ii to know t , , - . I how eto cam-? 1 his t-i.-ious name. ! AiM.-it the t ! Ot when tin- little New- ippy was given to Oeneral 1! was was p;- cd by ('o;i :.ig the o'V:--.- of Mar-ii.d j (-..j.,. ; ., i , ' l . ,. cress of i lection. X ;vl;era! ' iaroehl did Hot approve of this action, an 1 when the President vt-ttvd the bill. l:e was -o nr.i:-h pl.-is.-d t).;:t tailed his tlog Vet in h -:;.T-:f tl.eev -nt. lira? art! Slippers. Kro:a ;!f l.-aa Tr i .-l- r. He had tak- fi etr his limits a:ul was down on bis hands and kneis starch ing f-r som- thing, w hen hi- wife n--tieetl him. "What are vou l.xfcing :"tr. Willia?:;?" siie asstei "My sTipjier." he rep'". ' Oh, I gave those t Id 1. thing awav ti-tlay," she ai.I. "Vo l gave tin in away!" he repeated, and then he added s..ien:nlv: "Mrs. ! Mittl-r, ar.' you "trying t- tirive me away from houu-."' "Of course not. I-" "What is home without slippers?" le interrupt 1. "Whit i an evening at h.n.ie with l.cavy liootsou yourf t? Mitlkf, what ti- you think e-n- 1 st-tutes lion:.. "Why, you e. she protested. ;" c iur.se I oi get another pair,'" ear:,'" he exclaimed. 'I ejri get a new pair oi stiifsole-l slip pers arid s-vrs I ti.hty days breaking them in."' "The other were torn, and" "Tnat's why I liked them! Tiny were comfortable. V!i.. I got them oil things seemed homelike. I was settli-l for the evening, and a four lior.se team ctKiId mt get me out again. Hut now now I am ready for toe club or tht-atr.', or any old place. Slipp. r, Mrs. Milil -r, help me to make tiie dif ference Itetwe-n the home and the of- fn-e, an I old slipiKT make th. liif.r- cnee gre:iti-st." -I tiiti't stv why " 'Oi course you can't. No woman ever can; but I tell you if 1 were run ning thing I'd make every woman take a coiirse in slippers That is what is needed more than suffrage or any thing else i:i that line. Just slipper.- nothing but slippers He gut lip, stamped around the rooui in hi stockinged f-t t fr a minute or two, ami then put on hi Utots again. "This isri'i. home he said bitterly. "It isn't a bit like it. I'm going to the clu..." The Connubial Eye- j t.,,, writini, mi!.. j j Mf. . v.Ml- t., t!u. v WlIlla . v owr' social shoals and quieksan Is, "win-tber he i married. single or seini-atta -lu-.l, kH-p ftrietly tot hi rule. Write nothing you would not b.' entirely willing t have his w ifo j read s ipp sing ii -r t h sru; othc-r wouiati thaayour-lf."