Newspaper Page Text
'a as. -..
I D In ES ling rivg tur rb rip-as ik or ie Somerset Herald. asTabUsHSD 1C7. I '..IkiI every Wednesday morning at ,., annum lf rw 'a"-""" narial.ly uccua., ... . . j : ..ntiiiAi1 nntll Mi lie uiacaruMuMvw ,,. paid up. IWinuiioi n- . .,iifv us when subscribers t do uoi ,.ul ,i,oir ri bel4 PUMtb! ..i-.r! ntlon, .rilr rruiov!u from oua postomos 10 a '.be present offlce, Aoono Boxkbskt. Pa. I a i-iuKtV NOTARY PLBLIC. Pa. L louroiu ' j, f-olls . ... -...ii to In care will DC air E .'; u,;.. prompt", aud uaiy. . . . i - . i . i . i AV i WALKER, VI Xv'K.N EYS-AT-LA W, and -Wi AUY PL 11LIC, isoiuersel. Pa. House. J . . v ' -T U i..Kb-AT-LA, No. iTv) rourth fcU, Pittsburg, Pa. a. i;ki;ki:v; All v ' IV.' ti-a , Soiucraet Pa. , .i.nr r'i-ucr" Bot Stone. , 9 . t I" l-V M. BERKLEY, Al K Uifcl-Al'-LAW, ssomersel. Pa. , National Bant. . HoLRERT, A 1T.'K EY-AT-LA W, (Somerset, Pa. . .j,. mk a liecrit block, up aUirs. Ui:.K 1- SCULL, AnuliNfcY-AT-LAW, tsoiuenset. Pa. i I). W. BIESECKEK, A i 1 oKN t V-A 1 -LA w, f-ouierset. Pa. a 1'r.iiUi-t liouse Iiow, opposite Court M'OTT, A i 1 uKN EY-AT-LA W, ttOUM.-n-t, Pa. J. KOOSER, Al luitN EY-AT-LA W, jSotueraet, Pa. k'H '.vrZ. J. O. OULE. jMZ a OGLE, A 1 1UK E YSs-A MAW, bomerset. Pa. i-y,- t-ut HtK-iiUon u busiucKs en "i.. i.ii i iu!MiiirnfliiulaajoiuiuK LENTIXE HAY, A 1 1 tl-.il -i-A , soim-rxH, Pa. Ha,, r ;u K-tate. Will alU-nd to , -ii! rusa-vi i jjicv.rt: aim prutupi .ui...:y X II. I'JIL, A 1 i -'K EY-AT-LA W, Souierwt, Ia. ;.niiip;iy Ktl.nd to all business eo i.i i:;in." miry advauord ou cuileo . liiIh v iu Maiiiiuulu lllock. X U. KIMMEL, Ai IwKXEV-AT-LAW, tsouiertet. Pa. t:i.l ti'U buiirto entrusted ti but i mid adiuiuiuic ou .l, witb a i ..ii. i luii.-iity. Oltn u Maiu CruM m L"Uroth' viroccrj' Ure.. i l. rrcii, ATi'K EY-AT-LA W, suiiirn!t, Ia. :i M:iii,iii.k1i Klork. up r lairs. En :i il.i.ii i Mm-t. Cll"ctiu a ( mifs t-xaiinuru. anti ait u.- ai'.r-nacd lu :iu pruuipuitu uiN. L. C. OULBOKS. .iiliX A CULItOKX, A 1 1 uK E ScA 1 -LA W, !iner.t. Pa. li' t-!itruM-d to our care will be .l.I '..ullilully a'.1-ulrd to. Cullee ; in iiK-rvU h-dlrd and adjoin :!. urv.yun; aud couvejaaciug .. I5AEK. A rroRN EY-AT-LA W, Somerset, Ia. -uriKT in Somerset and adjoining Ail 1-uMiiiwrulruMvU to uim will iuia atlt-uliou. KHU'TH. W. H. RL'PPEL. mm & huitel ATTuKN E YS-AT-LAW, Somerart, Pa. n. -mru.t-d to tbeir care will be p L .ihI ('uiK iuaily aiu-ndnl to. Office lrvs kir.-ri, oppoxite jtiaiiiujoia CAR iTHEIiS, M. D., l liKlA AMisL KuEOX, tSiineroet, Pa. a Patriot Street, puiut V. B. at oaice. '. F. SHAKFEIt, J'H WC1AN and SCU'JEOX, Someniet, Pa. i Li iiMf(f.ioiml w-rvH'eK to the dti- icriiMiid vu-iiiity. ulnce corner ii'i 1'atnot i-treel. M. I.oiTHEli, l'HK-IAN am. SURiiEOX, Mam Mivvt, r-ar of lrug atore. 1. !. K I MM ELL, l i-fif-Umitl s-rv ire to tb cltl- 'iii r-t xnJ virinity. I ultsK n itiT.i.il in- citii tnr 1UI1 Mt his o(- L1 U. J-jM 1(1 iriiililMUd. vM. MILLEX, '-R iuatc 1U llflltlMrr.) aVi-ntina to the pnwrration ' t"iii. Artmcial nri! iiuwn-d. i Ki'aunirrd KMUsla. t.iry. ottice i L ii. lavi A .' store, t.p.-r and 1'alnot atrorta. lOtFKOTH, "unoral Director. -Mum rr.hv. ,t. Iiowideliw, 4 l'atriot SL K IS. FLI CK, Iand Siii'vevor MN'i l:M.KEK. Usii.. !. Is! Oils! -o- rfl r- '"bun5 IX part ; -ri!. la., lnak.-a spivlalty of '-r iMinaiic i- Itit iimsi braudis of ting & Lubricating Oils "tlia & Gasoline, nia l. fr,u IVtr.,;,nim. V.V rhl. wi'P-nu with ever- known pet of Petroleum "-t ur.ift.rniiy sfaetory Oils THE erican Market HLAsEK0jsEB So in tract. Pa. iziTsi n ' iCH , TTrr n n VOL. XLV. S0. Y0RY 5AP 99too Pure Elisabeth R. Scovil in her boot, " The Care of Childrcn,,, recommends the use of Ivory Soap fr bathing infants, and says: "There is po particular virtue in Castile Soap, which has long been consecrated to this purpose." Tmc PnocTi & Giaeu Cc Cm n. -THE- - First National Bant Somerset, IPenn'a. Capital, S50.000. Surplus, S24.000. o DEPOSITS RCCCIVCO IN LAHGC ANDSMALL AMOUNTS. PATABLC ON DEMAND. ACCOUNTS OF MERCHANTS. FANMEBS. STOCK DEALERS. AND OTHERS SOLICITED DISCOUNTS DAILY. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. LARUE M. HICKS, GEO. R. SCULL, JAMES U PIGM, W. H. MILLER, JOHX R. MOOTT, ROBT. S. HC'ULL, FRED W. BIESECKER. EDWARD SCULL, : : PRESIDENT. VALENTINE HAY, : VICE PRESIDENT. HARVEY M. BERKLEY, . CAtemtK. The funds and securitlen of this bank are e- eurelj proU-cted in a celebrated Corliss Bcr- glab Proof Safe. The only sate maaeaow lutely burglar-proof. Tie Somerset Coety National BANK OF SOMERSET PA. O: EttabliiM, 1877, Orpalzed uaNitlcnaI,1890 CAPITAL, $50,000 SURPLUS AND UN- DIVIDED PROFITS Chas. J. Harrison, - President Wm. IT. Koontz, - Vice President Milton J. Pritts, - - Cashier. Geo. S. Harrison, - Asst Cashier. Directors: Sam. Ii. Harrwon, Josiah Specht, John II. Snyder, Joseph B. Davis, Win. Eiidsley, Jonas M. Cook, John Stuflt, NoahS. Miller, Jerome StufTl, Harrison Snyder, Chas. W. Snyder. Customer or mm nana win iwniriurm- lilieral treatment coiixisu-nt withaafebanklius. Parties wishlne to wnd immey east or wetit an be aocomiiiouaieu vy uran mount. . . Monev ana vaituDie wrareu o one hold's celebrated aafen, with niost Improved . . . . I.w. lr iv.iw,nm mad. In all nart of the United States. Charpea moderate. Account, ana utiaif.iij miikm. A. H. HUSTON, Undertaker and Embalmer. A GOOD HEARSE, and everything permlnlnff to funerals furn ished. SOMERSET - - Pa Jacob D. Swank, Watchmaker and Jeweler, Next Door West of Lutheran Church, Somerset, - Pa. I Am Now prriiared to supply the public with Clucks, AVatt he, and Jew elry of all description, as Cheap as the Cheapest. REPAIRING A SPECIALTY. AH work puaraTiteed. Look at my stK-k before making your purclms. J. D. SWANK. ALWAYS On Hand. BEST IN THE MARKET. Jarecki Phosphate, Kaisin's Phosphate, Lime, Crushed Coke, . Hard Coal, Salisbury Soft Coal, At the Old Stand near Ure Somer set S. Cambria R. R. Station. -.Prices Right. Peter Finkj 2. Mrs.AE.Uhl. lVTEW SPRING GOODS. Ncw- A ' est tfjlea in all kinds of goods and lowest prices. A full line of Cashmere and Serges in all fjualities. Splendid assortment of Black Wool. Worsted and Moliair Dress in Brocaded and Novelty. Styles, suited for dresses and skirts A big stock of newest styles of Novelty Dress Goods, ranging in price from 12 1-2 eta to $1 a yard. GREAT variety of Silks and Silk and Wool Plaids, Arc., for waists & dresses. Wash Goods for desses and waists, including Swisses, Lawns, Percales, Dimities, Crepes, Moire, Chintzes, Chcviotte Prints, Ginghams, Seersuckers, Ac. Splend id values in Table Linens, Towels, Napkins, Table Coveis, Bed Spreads, Portiers, Furniture Da mask Silk and Silkolinc Draperies and Cu.-hions. LADIES' Dress Skirts and Shirt Waists. Ladies' Spring Capes in Velvet, Silk and Cloth. Ladies' Night Dresses, Corset Covers, Skirts and Chemise. A handsome assort ment of New Lace Collars and Dress Yokes. Infants Long and Short Dresses, Long and Short Coats and Sacks. Great variety of Children's Mull and Lace Caps and Hats. NEW Style Buttons, Silks.Gimps, Riblons, Ibices, Ac, for dress trimmings. A large variety ol Cambric, Swiss and Nansook Em broidery in white and colors. Linen Sheeting, Stamped Linen and Embroidery Silk.A Jarge - assort ment of Lace Curtains cheap. Also Curtain Swiss and Scrim. LARGEST stock of new Millin ery Goods. All the latest styles. A large assortment of Lace and Button Guaranteed Kid Gloves. Fast Colored Stockings in Black and colors for Ladies', Misses', Children, Men and Boys. Best dark, blue and light calicoes, 5 ets. Wool and Cotton Carpet Chain. Mrs. A E. UHL. For your Protec tion we ponitlvely Mate tiuit tin remedy doft not contain iiv-reury or any other injurious dniR. ELY'S Cream Balm Cleanse the Nasal I'a-saeiii, Allay In- CATARRH t1:imaiiou, ileum the Soik, Proteria the membrane from 'old. Restores the en- of Taste and Mm 11. COLD "n HEAD IT WILL CURE A partir!" Is applied directly into the nos trils and I mjreeable. Price 50 rent Drug gists or by mail. ELY BROTHERS Warren SL, New York. THE KEELEY CURE lr a special boon to business men who, harlrie drifted uiironm-ioiuly into the drink habit and awaken to find the disease of alcoholism fastened opa them, rendering them unfit to roanace af fairs requiring a clear brain. A lour week counc of treatment at the ., prrrsBuRa keeley instttlte. Ka. 4246 Fifth Avenue, r-atnrm to them all their powers, mental and phrsuml, destroys the abnormal appetite, and rectores thera to the condition thejr were In be fore they indulred in stimulants. This has been dnn.inmnra than 1AX case, treated here, and among them some of your own neighbors, to whom we can refer with confidence as to the atolute safety and efficiency of the Keeley Cure. The fullest and most searching investigation la n vited. beud for pamphlet giving full mlorma- tioa. ' - Solentlflo American Aflcncy wr aaavwav. DCbicm aaTaaiTa. Tor Information an4 fro. BiMMot write to MLXN CO, au BaoauwaT. Mw oul. Oldest boreaa for seetinnf wtefits In imtri t vrrr nh-nl takea out by n is hronrbt befor. tbc pu Lie by a nouca gl rma (ra of cLarge ka U. fritnlif it meifiiB tcrsvatetrralctlnnef any setentilte paper fa tfc. wuruL hplCBdldlf Illustrated, ha iute!lls-.B naa mhtmU b. without IU Weekly, &3.00 a "ean 1SU six montha Aiidwss. auyjC U. Kausaaaa, til ficuadway, itw York City. TMPOKTAKT TO ADVKETISEHS. The cream of the Country papers is found k. wrairrtnn'a rVMir.tr Seat LUta Shrewd aatreniaera a rail taemaelreg of theatt list, a opr of which can be had of Bemiagtoa i r ESTABLISHED 1827. SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY, LOOKING BACKWARD. I'd like to be a ly again In old eamp-iii-ting times. And hearold-faahioned people Mng Those aoundiug, tuneful rhyme. And see the mourners at the bench. The righteous close around 'em A waiting forUod's lamp to show. His Shepherd, true, had found 'em. IM like to be in church once more. In old revival years, Among the folk a lio still believed, (iod lUtened aith iMtth ear To thoHe who aiing the loudest song Or shouted strongest prayer I'd go back with a willing heart, Could I once more be there. I'd like to see the preacher's nice Above tn;l belle h again A alilu'.ng thriHigh the happy tears Ukt unhine through a rain And hear bis: (ilory be to iod: rH) Joyfully aM-rted, When half a dusea '.kh. mhiIi Had surely be. a converted. I, Uh a u of tlue lost ymrs And ol rluM day day ooe h air, Wh-U jrwl old mother aond-ao Was ahoulli.g itb the "power" While men aud women laughed and cried As she danced by the aisle A shaking hand and blessing all In "non-con-f.ir.'iial" style. But now the church has iiassed beyond Experimental days All, now, the good folks of that church Worship in other ways The anxious scat has gone aloft By Oery furnace SHJed Kor, when revivals come along Nomourners'-lH-neli is needed. Yet, In this silent summer night The branches softly swing Within lliat lonesome grove, the leaves Are sadly rustling . And ghts of dear, departed saints Throng underneath the trees. With spirit prayers and spirit hymns A murmuring In the breexe. Once more I hear them singing: n, Tbereare ten thousand charm,'' In getting up and marching straight To Christ's embracing arms Once more, I see them liowlng down With ghost knees next the sod While song and prayer ascend, once more. Clear to throne of Uoil! Henry Walker in Kansas City Blur. MISS DILL'S DELEGATE, Miranda Dill was 'doing up' the last of her quince one November morning, when some one rapped at her kitchen door. When she opened the door she saw Mrs. Deacon Draper standing ou the little back porch. "'Scuse me for coming 'round to the back door, Mirandy," eaid Mrs. Draper, as she stepped iuto the spotlessly clean aud sweetly fragrant little kitchen. "I could tell from the looks of the front of the house that you was in back, and I thought I'd save you the trouble of running to let me in at the front door. My ! how sweet and spicy it smells in here.'' 'I've spicing some sweet ap ples, and now I'm doing up the last o' my quinces," replied Miss Miranda. "I'm real partial to quince preserves, and I think that a little quince is nice in apple sauce. Uut here, I'm keeping you standing. Come aud sit down in this rocking chair; that is if you don't mind sitting in a kitchen." "Not if it's your kitchen, Mirandy, for it's so clean aud cozy here. How lovely your plants look." "Yes, I think the kitchen's a good place for plants! There's so much moisture from the teakettle, and it's so sunny in here. I have a chrysan themum that'll be In full bloom by Thanksgiving, or In-fore." "If it comes out before, you ought to put it on the table you're to have charge of, when the Association meets with us the week before Thanksgiving." "It would look lovely on the table, wouldn't it? Aud flowers will be real scarce by that time. Do they exjiect a good many at the Association ?" "Oh, yes ; the Deacon thinks there'll be as many as a hundred delegates come, ana tliat s wliat I run over to see you about, You know I'm Chair man of the Committee on Entertain- nienL" "Yes ; I heard it give out Sunday." "Well, I'm 'round looking up en tertainment for the delegates, and I knew I could count on you taking at least one; you will, won't tou?" "Oh, yes, I'm willing to take one. I'd take two if they could room to gether ; you know I've only onespare room. I could, ou a pinch, give up my bed room, and I could sleep on the sitting-room lounge, but if I did that it'd keep me so busy I wouldn't get out to many of the meetings." "Oil, one's all you ought to le asked to take, and I'll try to have some real nice person sent to you. Sometimes when folks are getting free entertain. ment they're fussier and more exacting than if they were paying board ; I've h'td delegates act just so." "Well, I don't know that I have," replied Miss Dill. 8he was a kindly s ul who did kindly deeds and found delight in speaking kindly words. Her tmgue was little given to saying un kind things about any one, and it was loyalty itself to her brothers and sis ters in the Baptist Church. "The association comes the week be fore Thanksgiving, I believe," she said, when Mrs. Draper had risen to go- "Yes, on Tuesday and Wednesday. Most of the delegates are expected ou Monday, and they'll be likely to stay until Thurs ay." "I'd just as soon have mine stay that long as not, if you send me. some real pleasant person. I just enjoyed euter taining the delegates I had last spring, w hen the Woman's Christian Temper ance Union met here." "I'll try and have some real nice agreeable person sent to you, Mirandy." Mrs. Draper went ou her homeward way and Miss Dill gave her attention to the quince preserves simmering in a blue, norcelain-lined kettle ou her shining stove. 8he was immaculately neat as to her surroundings. Her move ments were as quick and free as those of a girl of eighteen, while it was said in the town that Miranda 'owned up to forty-eight,' but it was also said that whatever Miss Dill 'owned up to was the exact truth. Hhe was known to be absolutely honest in word and in deed. Her life was as an open book. It had always been a good and kind ly life, and much of it had been spent in the service of others and in promot ing the general good of the world. She was sometimes called the 'backbone of the feeble little Baptist Church in Hiramville. There had been times when it would have disbanded and the field would have been deserted, but for Miss Dill's zeal, and the free use of her rather limited income. . The little church was now pastorless, although numerous 'candidates' had for some time been filling its pulpit, Two weeks after M rs. Draper's call, Miss Dill appeared at that lady's house in a state of manifest perturbation. "Why, Sister Draper ! she said, ex citedly, "my delegate hits come, and why. Sister Draper !" "Why, what is it, Mirandy?" "You've sent me a man delegate !" Miss Dill's look and tone of dismay were so comical that Mrs. Draper laughed aloud. "Why, Mirandy," she said, "it's no killing matter if a man has been sent to you, is it? Who is he?" "The Itev. James Hiller, of Oldfield." "Why, he w is to have been sent to Brother PaluK-r'x, and a Mrs. Drewe was to have la-en sent to you. I'll warrant you they've made a mistake and sent Mrs. Drewe to Brother Pal mer's. "But, what shall I do ?" "Do?" said Mrs. Draper, with an other laugh. "Simply make the lest of it. Brother Hiller is a lovely mau." "I know, but won't folks won't it seem a little well, strange, for me to le entertaining a gentleman delegate?" "Nonsense, Mirandy ! You're too well known aud too highly resjected in this town for any one to say a word about it- It would make a good deal more talk if you sent the mau away, simply because he was a man. I'll tell folks that it was a mistake, and I know that there won't be a word said about it." So Miss Dill, comforted, but still per turbed in spirit, went back to her dele gate aud guest, whom she found seat ed in the big, wm for table rocking chair in her cheery sitting room, looking at her photograph album. The Itev. James Hiller was a portly, good-looking man of fifty, with kindly blue eyes and courteous gentle man ner. He was quick enough in his percep tions to know that his coming had given his little spinfter hostess some thing of a surprise, although she had said that she had becu expecting a delegate. She was calmer iu her mind and manner when she returned from Mrs. Draper's. A minister was to her a hu man being set apart from the rest of the world and worthy of the most profound respect. . Her heart began to flutter a little again when she found herself sitting opjiosite her guest at her daintily ap- jMiiiited tea-table, on which were set delicacies such as the departed wife of the llev. Mr. Hiller had notliecu skill ed in making. "You live entirely alone all the time, do you, Sister Dill ?" he asked, as she handed him his third cup of the most fragrant and delicious tea he had ever tasted in his life. 'I have quite a good deal of com- jiany," replied .Miss lUl, "but 1 stay aloue most of the time." "Do you find it lonesome?" "No, not very, excepting at Thanks giving and Christmas time, when other people have so many of their friends around them. I do feel lonesome then, although I generally manage to find some lonesome person to invite in with me. I was wondering to-day who I could invite in this year. I had the Widow Jay and her poor old mother in, but the old lady died last summer, and her daughter's gone away. I dare say I'll find some one." Mr. Hiller became very communica tive after tea when lie and Miss Dill were again seated in her sitting-room before an open grate fire. He told her how ho had been a widower for two years, and bow his son aud daughter had I oth married and left him to go to homes of tbeir own. Finally he asked : "Did you know that I was to stay over tter tne Association closes ana preach in your church next Sunday?" "No, I hadn't heard that, but I'm glad of iU We need a regular minister very much. The town has begun to grow very fast since the cotton and the shoe factory came here, and a good man could build the church right up." "It looks like a promising field to me, aud I don't mind saying mat i a be open to a call if the people feel that I'm the man they want after they hear me preach." The Itev. James Hitler's preaching created a good deal of enthusiasm. "Everybody says he's just the man we want," said Mr. Draticr to Miss Dill ou Monday. "He did preach two splendid, good sermons, and he's so kind and sociable. Deacon White knows all about him and says there isn't a single out about him. How did you like him ?" "Very much," replied Miss Dill with a blush. "He's a real nice person to entertain, isn't he?" "Yes, he is. He's the best kind of company." "If we call him he'll want a board ing place, and why dou't you get a good girl and fix up that big east room of yours for a study for him and take him" to board? There's no place in town where he could be so quiet and comfortable. The deacons and the trustees are going to have a meeting to night, and it's almost certain they'll call him. He went back home to-day, didn't he?" "No; he went over to Hebron to visit a day or two with a cousin of his, and he's coming back here for Thanksgiv ing." "He is? Well, that's uice. Whose guest is he going to be ?" 'Mine." "Oh !" "Yes; and I've been thinking that it'd be real nice if the deacons aud trus tees and their wives could come in the evening and meet him sociably." "That would e real nice. We'd 13 glad to come." "Then I'll invite the others." Every invitation was accepted, and Miss Dill's house was aglow with light and cheer on Thanksiriving evening. The little hostess looked ten years younger than usual. Her eyes and her cheeks were azlow. and her freuuent uuzrt was sweet and joyous. JUNE 24. 189G. At about 9 in the evening Deacon Smith called the company to order and said : 'I guess it won't be much of a 'sprise to anyone here, unless it is Brother Hiller, to know that we have voted unanimously to give Brother Hiller a call to our church, and we'd all be glad to hear a word from him about the probability of his coming." His acceptance of the call was brief ami to the point. Then he hesitated, cleared his throat and said : "Perhaps there could be no more ap propriate time for me to anuounce something I feel that my uew jari.-h-iouers have a right to know, and for which I have cause for heartfelt thanks giving, as every man ought to rejoice ami be glad whom the Ixjrd directs to a good aud true woman who Is willing to be his wife." ; He crossed the room aud tok Miss Dill by the hand. "Allow me to present you to the dear woman who lias promised to be your new pastor's wife. I hojie that this may not appear unseemly to you be cause of our brief acquaintance. If on such investigation as you care to make, you fiud that I am unworthy of her, I will release her from her engagement. I feel that we know our own minds and hearts well enough to feel sure that we will lie happy together and that our whole life w ill le til lei 1 with the true spirit of thanksgiving aud raise." "Aud to think what a fuss you made about entertaining a man delegate," said Mrs. Dnqier to Miss Dill after ward. But Miss Dill only laughed as she had not laughed for years and as only they can laugh who love and are be loved. Republican. National Conventions. The convention, which met at St. Liouis ou Tuesday, Kith iusL, was the eleventh Itepublicau National Conven tion held iu the history of modem pol itics. When Jeflerson organized a par ty against Federalism in ITiMi, it was called the National Republican party, and Jetferson, Madison, Monroe anil Adams were all elected Presidents as National Republicans, when the party gradually drifted into the Jackson lK-iuocracy in Ki- and finally into Democracy. When the revolt came against the pro-slavery policy of the Democratic party and a new political organization became a necessity, the name of Re publican was adopted at a conference held at Pittsburg, in January, KM, when an address, written by Henry J. Raymond, was published to the coun try, baptizing a new enti-slavery or ganization as the Republican arty. Thus the name originally adopted by those who founded the Democratic party was adopted, sixty years later, as the name of the new party that was destined to overthrow I cniocrat it- power in the national government. The first Republican National Con vention was held in Philadelphia iu ISjii, when Colonel Fremont was nom inated for President over Judge Mcleau, of Ohio, by a vote of.VJto l'si on the first ballot. In 1S.-50 the second Republican National Convention was held at Chicago in May, wLen Lincoln was nominated for President on the second ballot, receiving 2sl J votes to ISO for Seward, 24 for Chase, 22 for Rates and S for McLean. The Republican National Conven tions of 1S4. held at Baltimore, of lHtiS, held at Chicago, and of 1S72, held at Philadelphia, presented no contest for the Presidential nomination. Lin coln was unanimously renominated at Baltimore, Grant was unanimously nominated in 1SIS and unanimously renominated in 1;2. In 1S7 the Republican National Convention was held in Cincinnati in June. There was a desperate battle for and against the nomination of Blaine, and on the seventh ballot the opposi tion prevailed by uniting on Hayes and giving him &SI votes, with 3"1 for Blaine and 21 for Bristow. Blaine re ceived the votes of a majority of all the delegates in the convention, but never on any one ballot. In 1SS0 the battle for and against Blaine was renewed at Chicago in June, and it was the niost desperate contest in the history of national con ventions, as the Opposition to Blaine was concentrated ou Graut for a third term. After a struggle of nearly a week ( iartield was nominated on the thirty-sixth ballot, receiving 3T.) votes to3i for Grant and 42 for Blaine. Grant's vote throughout all the ballots varied only from 334 to31 1, and ended on the famous 3iHl. Iu 1S4 Blaine had another battle royal with those who were opiosed to him in the Republican National Con vention at Chicago in June. His chief opponent was President Arthur, but Blaine was an easy winner. On the fourth ballot he received 541 votes to 207 for Arthur, 41 for Edmunds, 15 for Htwley, 7 for Logan and 2 for Lin coln. Blaine was defeated at the polls by Cleveland, and was the first Repub lican Presidential candidate to fall af ter th? triumph of the party in 1S70. In lsSS the Republican Convention met in Chicago iu June, and after a protracted and somewhat bitter content Harrison was nominated on the eighth ballot, receiving 554 votes to 113 for Sherman, 100 for Alger, 59 for G res ham, 5 for Blaine and 4 for McKinley. That convention was really a battle against Sherman, as he was the lead ing candidate, receiving 22: votes on the first and 24!) on the second ballot, while Harrison had but K! at the start. Blaine could have received that Humi liation, but at the last moment he sent a cable from abroad peremptorily de clining it. In 1MI2 the Republican Convention met at Minneapolis in June, and from start to fiuish it was a battle for and against the renomination of Harrison. Although McKinley and Blaine uni ted to oppose Harrison's renomination, Harrison swept the field on, the first ballot, receiving 535 1-B votes'to 12 1-tt for Blaine, 1S2 for McKinley, 4 for Reed and 1 for Lincoln. Harrison was defeated at the election by Cleveland, making the third lie publican candidate out of ten who was defeated for the Presidency. Cleveland is the only Democratic candidate who succeeded in reaching the Presidency since 1S0O, although Tilden, Democrat, was elected by 2"0,000 majority in 1S76, but was refused a certitictte by the KWtnral Commission. PhiladelDhia I Time. REMIXISCEXCES. . In addition to the games mentioned in former papers, the boys pitched quoits, using flat stones for quoits, and making "riders" instead of "ringers" as they do in these days, when they have horse shoes or rings made esiie cially for the purjxise. There was just as much fun pitching the stones as the horse shoes or rings, and many a pleasant hour was spent In the "Auld Iing Syne" by the writer and his companions in this manner. As pre viously mentioned the original New Bury school-house was built for a house of worship, long before Addison township had a house built espccially for school purposes. In those early days, if a Ny in the country got any education at all, he had to pick it up as best he could, for there were no school-houses, and very few schools. The people, becoming more ambitious after a while, were allowed to have a school taught in the old church. The pulpit was an immense a flair, built on legs some four or live feet high and movable, the platform of which was reached by two pairs of stejw, one on each side. The whole concern was some ten or twelve feet square. The writer remembers, after he reached the age of six, when he commenced at tending school, looking with a rever ential awe on this old pulpit, associat ing it, as he ditl in his mind, with "old Stein," the old German who hanged himself in this house, as has been mentioned, especially as the old black bier, which served Stin for a scattold, stood in the corner of the room. It was ustd f-r a ladder to climb into the loft, when the roof caught fire, as it did on several occa sions, and for other puqioses. This old pulpit sometimes stood in a dark comer of the room, and again, when the dirt and dust became too thick un derneath, for as it stood on four legs there was a large open sjace under the pulpit it was moved to one side or the other of the school-room. Often the writer has sat, with his short legs com ing half-way from the slab-bench to the floor, and his back aching fjr a sup port, gazing into the dark cavernous depths under the old pulpit, expecting any moment, almost, to see Stein come out. Then he would picture in his mind the old man hanging on the old bier in the corner, until he imagined he could see his distorted features and hideous grimaces. The space under neath the pulpit was used by some of the teachers as a place of banishment, to which the larger, and sometimes, smaller boys, were sentenced for some disobedience of the the rules. The portion of the boy's anatomy present ing last as they stooped to get under the pulpit, very frequently felt the "dull thud" of the teacher's rule, to expedite their going, and to excul pate, in some measure, their otrense. If two or more boys were ordered un fertile pulpit at one time, they usual ly had a good deal of fun, so much so, that the teacher, after a while, would only send one under at a time. Of course one boy could not have a very gay time; under the circumstances, the best he could do would be to "make faces" at the teacher, liehind his back, or at other scholars. This old house was built when the old, or so-called Braddock road was still in use, and the road ran close to the house. The writer's graud-father built a large log house about three fourths of a mile east of the old church, also on the old road, in which he kept a tavern and a general store. All the nails used in the construction of this house were "wrought' nails, and were made in lVrliu, Somerset county, by hand, aud carried from there on horseback by the writer's grand-father, to where he was building his house. The house was a pretty large one, for the time, and took a good many nails. Some of the goods he sold were brought in by pack horses, and some, when the roads were not too muddy, by wagons, from points east, mostly from Baltimore and Philadelphia, on the old road. The writer's grand-father died at a somewhat early age, and his grand mother occupied the building a long time. At that time there was a road running north past this house towards the Turkeyfoot region, which had been used for a great many years as a thoroughfare, and later as a private lane, dividing the farms of John and Andrew Mitchell. The old lady was thrifty and kept some hogs, cows, etc. One Sunday morning, when every Ixnly had gone to church service at New Bur', she heard a great commo tion among her pigs down the Turkey- foot road and she weut to the porch to investigate. She saw them running for life, literally, towards the house, for an immense black bear was after them, determined apparently to have a nice fat shote for his dinner. The hogs, and smaller pigs ran as' close to the house as they could get for protec tion, with the bear outtinir up a re markably good race as a close second. He came close to the porch, but the old lady had no idea of letting him have any of her pigs for dinner, and being without any kind of weapons. o'lensive or defensive, she resorted to the universal adornment of women, her apron, and shaking it at the im mense animal before her, said: "Drat the bear:" this was always a favorite expression with her. He stopped sud detily, surveyed her for a minute or so, erect on his haunches, dropped again on all fours, and ambled down the road, towards the church. The old- time preacher had hardly gotten in sight of "thirteeuthly," when some one in the congregation saw the lear coining leisurely down the road, med itating, doubtless, on the uustability of sublunary things, from the fact that he had failed to gobble the young porker, and was likely to go hungry for his dinner, in consequence. The alarm was raised, the congregation unceremoniously dismissed itself, some keeping the bear in view, without frightening it too much, while others ran for their guns and dogs. The bear followed the road across the river, ' where it was overtaken and killed. It was the largest bear ever I saw. Some people may not be aware of the fact, but it is the writer's opinion that theie is not much in the way of devilment AVHOLE NO. 2343. few vigorous boys will not think of, and it Is probable the boys who at tended the old New Bury school were no exception to the rule. A family living close to the school-house had a flock of sheep, among which was a ram, which, as a "butter" had no su perior and very few equals, in the wri ter's experience. A boy always knows who, iu the Heights rhood, has the crossest dog, or the fiercest bull, or the most unruly horse, or the liest fighting rooster. He knows which apple-tree bears the earliest fruit, or where the nicest berries are to be found, or in what direction to steer to reach the ripest chestnuts, early in the fall. So the New Bury boys were not long in making the acquaintance of this ram. He was large and powerful, and no boy hal gall enough to tackle him in any way except by strategy, and many were the devices resorted to, in order to get all the fun possible out of the ram. When he would be on the other side of the field they would stick a lummy, stutled with straw, on the side of a hill, and get the rani's atten tion attracted by hallooing and gest ures. He would see the dummy, and come charging with full force at it, and, meeting no olistn-tion, go tum- 1 ing down the hill. It was singular how often he could li fooled ill this way. Sometimes we jKit our coats and hats on a stump and had him butt that, but not often, aud sometimes we rigged up a heavy blin k of wood, with our clothes on, and let him charge ou that, and a great many other ways. nce a boy named Yardley stuck his lead through a crack in the fence and bleated at the ram, who was not far away. The ram clrarged up a few times, but the boy was too quick for him and Jerked his head back In-fore the ram could strike him. After a while he became more reckless, and held his head in the crack a little too ng, and the ram came at him furious ly, and, in his excitement, the boy could not get his head out and the ram struck him a terrible blow, but fortu nately, not fairly, as in that case he louhtless would have broken the boy's neck; as it was he hurt him pretty bail. and broke the rail with his heaiL By the time the ram charged again we got the boy's head out- He never tried that prank again. Addison, Pa. M. The Grave of Abraham. A correspondent of the New Y'ork Times, writing from Syria, says: He bron is situated in the narrow Valley of Escliol, still aluHiudingin vineyards; the streeis are mostly dark and dirty, and the houses are mostly built of stone and covered over with cuolas, or small domes, which give a curious and nteroting effect. Of the 12,iK people who live in this unique old town about M are Jew, who attract attention by their pale fate and long ringlets. Toe M sleni, who compose the rest of the population, are noted f.ir their rauk fanaticism and superstition, w hich fact makes it dan gerous for Christians to visit the place unguarded. At the entrance to the city we were met by a lurkish orhcial, who, armed to the teeth, went In-fore us in all of our walks and drives through the streets. Only recently an Englishman was set up n by a crowd of the; roughs- ando:ily e-ieapj 1 with his life. The Cave of Muchpelah is the object of the greatest interest in Hebron. It recalls some of the most touching of the Old Testament scenes. When Sarah, the wife of the pitri- arch, died, wv rea 1 that "Abraham stood up from before his dead aud spake u ito the mof ll.-t'i, styiuj: 'I am a stranger and a sojourner with you; give me a posessiou of a burying place with you, that I may bury my dead- out of my siht.' " Tne cjntract was made in the gate of the city, and the field, the cave, the trees in the field, all were "made sure to Abraham for a possession, and Abraham buried Sarah his wife, in the cave of the field of Machpelah." (Genesis, xxiii.) As old Jacob lay a-dying he tender ly spoke of this Cave of Machpelah, and said: "There they buried Abra ham and Sarah, his wife; there they buried Isaac and IU-bekah, his wife, and here I buried Leah." He gave explicit directions that his lody should re.-t there with his fathers. the elders of his house, and all the elders of the land of Egypt, and all the house of Joseph, and his brethren, and his father's house, and chariots, and horsemen," carried theemlialmed Ualy from Egypt into the land of Canaan to the Cave of Machpelah. It seems strange that the brutal Turkish Government should l allow ed to close the doors to this cave that is of such great interest to the ChrUtian world, and to all who are concerned about ancient IsraeL The only Chri tian visitors who have ever crossed the-tbr-shold of the building that covers the cave are the Trinee of Wales, the Marquis of Bute, the Crown Prince of Prussia, Gen. Lew Wallace, Princes AlU-rt Victor and George of Wales. I saw cracks aud rents along the walls where devout Jews are accustom ed to place written prayers addressed to their Father Abraham. I have be fore me an exact copy of one of these prayerful epistles, and the Jewish Perhaps there was never a grander funeral titan that of Jacob, when Jo seph, "with all the servants of Phaiaoh mother who wrote it and attempted to put it into the cave where the bodies of her distingnished ancestors rest appeals most pathetically for individual, dom estic and national blessings. This is litlieved to be the only i-pot on earth which attracts to it all who possess the one creed, "I believe in t Sod." The Holy S.-pulchre iu Jerusa lem separates Moslem, Jew and Chris tian, ln.it here they meet with a rever ence equally affectionate. Not far away from the cave the Oak of Abra ham Is visited, where it Ls supposed that the Lord appeared to the patri arch as he sat iu his tent door and gave him the account of the coming destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah It is certain that in this neighborhood this wonderful conference took place, but that this oak, old as it seems, was then standing is as probable as that the grave of Adam has been identified. An Inconstant Woman. BV WKNsI.Y.N 1VKKTOX. lt had been brought up with a g-xnl old-fashioned reverence for women, a tielief in young love and a conviction that the prince and princes always marry and live happily ever after. Many had mistaken bis devotion, . which was purely chivalric, for some thing deeper, and had condemned him ai liht of purprs wh-n h had left tliciu U'side the roadway which he traveled 111 his que-it for the happy prinvs. Ami at last he found her. She was young and exceeding fair, dainty, sweet shy anil coy, dimpled aud denture, and she loved Ferris as cadet was never loved lajfore. He had not known this witching maiden more than a mouth when he made offer of his heart and band. It was her first romance since ! leaving school, and Kitty Foster made , haste to accept it. Kitty being really afraid and beiug deeply in love with him, did actually refrain from telling everyone in pn foundest secrecy that she anil the stal wart West Pointer had plighted their troth. Not even her mother was con fided in. There was only a month of blissful existence, and the Kitty had to join her family at Angel island, putting the whole wide continent and a strip of salt water letween Ferris and herself. She had her debut to make in army circles. Nor did his infatuation lessen as the weeks and months went by. Kitty had warned him that he must write neith er too often nor too affectionately, as her mother would see the letters. Ferris followed the fir-t duty of a soldier, but consoled himself by having made for his lady love a pin, of the sort known as "stick," and destroying the design straightway that there might never be another fashioned like it again. Wit!i Kitty went all the pleasures of life for Ferris, and he eschewed social pastimes that he might devote himself to work and prove a credit to Miss Fos ter, his district and his congressman. S- in due time he "passed," and passed well ; but chose, nevertheless, the infantry branch of the service merely because Capt. Foster was an in fantryman. Then he went to his home and fn.ru there he w rote a long letter to Kitty, and told her of his success ; suggesting that, as he was now au orTn-er of the army, and that the pay of a second lieutenant was assured him, it might be well to announce their engagement with the consent of the family. Two letters remained unanswered, Ferris accused the mail system and sent a third. He waited long and anx iously for a reply. It came when he was safe in San An tonio, with many miles between him self aud Miss Foster. No releren-e whatever was made to the point he had passed, further than to say he was imprudent. A mighty spirit of rebellion arose iu Ferris at this reproacli. She should play fast and loose with him no longer. Kitty should acknowledge him or give him up. Three days and three nights he wait ed, that his anger might le calmed, that he might do nothing rash ; then he sat him down and wrote unto his refractory lady love a letter mingling official formality and irrepressible af fection. Ferris' anxiety in waiting to hear his fate prnouncsl took the form of a nervousness which drove him to un wonted social activity. The captain's wife had taken him under her w ing upon his arrival, as all good captains' wives should, and had incorporated him into the family, where he U-came a prime -f'tvorite with a pair of model little ys in ifnTckenni-kers and curls. Mrs. Irwin protested miI.ITr-tii!j" a day when Ferris took the two over be hind the quartermaster's and set them to fighting out a difficulty, which had arisen, with their own good nails and fists. Mrs. Irwin took the affair rather too seriously, and it was only by giving up his plans of education that K-rris suc ceeded in keeping in the good graces of his captain's wife. After this discouragement terns drew into his former shell of reserve, and went only at rare intervals to Capt. Irwin's quarter. But when he had written the letter which was to bring Kitty to terms he determined to for give and forget that his efforts had been unappreciated, and to drop in upon Mrs. Irwin for a cup of tea before retreaL The children having leen sent off to play with their tin soldiers, Mrs. Irwin resumed her confidences and told rer- ris, with the charming interest in his future of a true captain's wife, that she had practically arranged his life to a 9 a. 1 come, rsiie naa a sweet gin menu coining to stay with her at the end of the week. She was a beauty, very rich, and would make him a splendid wife. Fer ris smiled his acquiescence, but was nt particularly enthusiastic until Mrs. Ir win told him that the girl "Apnie K'ugsley Is her name" had just been visiting the Barneses at Angel island, had gone from there to Monterey, and had determined quite unexpectedly to come iMwn soutn. .ngei isianu w as Kitty's post. The girl came. Beautiful she cer tainly was, quite unusually stylish and agreeable, bat Ferris went away un satisfied, for he ha I had no chance to inquire ab.wt what lay nearest to bis heart. Miss Kingsley emerged from the dressing room in all the glory of her youth, U-auty and a New York gown. She danced as no girl had ever danced before, so Ferris thought ; she bec tm? a part of the music and as light as its strains. Kitty had always been just a little heavy. They stopped only with the wait itself, and Miss Kingsley leaned breath less against the draperies of a garrison flag. She made a lovely picture, and Ferris stood looking at her with keen pleasure; but his eyes were suddenly fixed on a fall of lace , they were rivet. ed, and as he looked his face grew gray Miss Kingsley was astonished, and followed his gaze to where a gold stick pin nestled in the meshes of bru.sst ls lace. "Might I ask. Miss Kingsley, where you got that pin?" "Why, certainly. A girl at Angel island gave it to me ; she said a cadet had had it desigued for her, but as she didn't care for either it or him any more, and as I admired the little thin. she gave it Co me. The girl is Kitty Foster ; perhaps you know her or her fiance, Lieut. Anpleton? The pin pretty, Isn't it? lie must have been too clever a cadet to merit such seedy ob livion, don't you think?" "Yes," said Ferris ; "and I was that cadet," Yet when a mouth later, Miss Foster, reading over the personals of the Army and Navy saw "the engagement is au nouueed of Miss Kingsley, of New York, "to Lieut. Edwin I Ferris" th infantry, stationed at San Anto nio, Tex., she railed at the inconstan cy of man. The Argonaut.