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The Somerset Herald.
)VABU SCULL. Editor and Proprietor. WEL'NEl'AY Now is the time to look on the bright eiJv, ami to aim for tlie highest ir miiiiiioiis on tle tree. Tiik I-oile are very well salWuo' uilli the niaiimr in wbiili the lk-pub-lican party is redeemiiiR its proinirf. KiskIa's iifw lalior law fixes the maximum of a day's work at eleven aul a half hours. A grumbling Amer ican is silenced when he compares his country with any ther. ' fc Alaska is more tlian three times as large as ( 'al if rn ia. The d iscoveries of various minerals in the territory dur ing the next year or two will probably be numerous and iniortanL. . A Kansas letter to the New York "Tribune'' says the jieople of thtt Mate have become "bright, hopeful and Hensible." That means a Kepub lican victory at the next election.. Tin: latitude of Klondike is not further north than inhabited districts .f Norway and .Sweden. Winter any where iu Alaska is believed to 1 en durable to those w ho have proper shel ter, clothing and food. Silvkk apears to be going down as prosperity is going up. Their union, no warmly declared in theory a year ago, has not, as a matter of fact, re sulted in practice. And the logic of fads is rather hard to controvert. Tiik British amliassador has made a special report to his country ujiou the iiicrvsist in the tin-plate industry of the I'nited States. This bears oot most conclusively the vigonvm claims of the free traders that tin-plate could not lie mnde in the United Stales. The Maryland Democratic platform is pra-tically an endorsement of the Republican position of since it ex presses the greatest pleasure that Pres ident McKinley and the Republican congress have done precisely what the Republican platform promised to do taken ste)s to bring about an interna tional conference on the silver question. SoMKisoi'Y has expressed anxiety lest Mr. Rryan and his followers should have dillicully in finding something to say in the present campaigns. They will have plenty on their hands, how ever, if they attempt to explain how it i that w heat has gone up i'5 vents per bushel since last fall's campaign, while silver has dropjied 10 cents an ounce in the same period. Tn e recent amendments to the pen sion rules of the department at Wash ington are designed to expedite the consideration of claims and to simplify proceedings to the end that unnecessa ry delay may be avoided in providing relief to the deserving. Under these rules the officials are not supposed to regard applicants for pensions as frauds and rogues until the contrary is proven. "If you have plenty of strength and nothing else to do, and don't care what liecomes of you, then go to Alaska," said a returned wanderer to the golden regions. The story of this gold fever will not differ materially from the history of similar attacks. S'me will make fortunes, but suffering, privation, failure and death will mark the struggle of the majority to wrest from fortune her golden gains. All investigations into the commer cial ami industrial conditions bring aliout the same result general im provement and a more prosperous era. 1-Mward K. Poor, president of the Na tional Park bank of New York, has re ceived answers from over a hundred bauks in all parts of the country to in quiries on the business outlook, and all report greatly improved conditions, with increasing business and increas ing confidence. Mexios financial calamity, which is due solely to the fact that her mone tary standard is silver, arouses the sympathy of the United States. That country's situation, however, has a les son for us which even the most obtuse of '.,.ViO,UiO of Popocrats ought to grasp. Bryan's election would have brought a convnl.-aon to the I'nited States which would have exceeded Mexico's in intensity in the degree that the volume of our domestic and foreign trade and investments surpass es hers. The best day's work the American people ever did was don on Novemlier 3, Is., when they smashed Rryanism. Despite the continued fall i?i the price of silver, western fanners are scrambling for cirs ith which to trausort their grain for which they are getting large priers. The thous ands of cars which have been lying idle in car shojw and upon the side tracks since W." are everyone of them now lieitig prMd into service, and thousand of other are demanded and caniiot be had, while the prices for the grain which they are to transport have greatly advanced, while silver has steadily f;il leu. Of course there is no real significance in these two concur rent events, but Bryan would have had us believe last fall that wheat and silver rose and fell together. Only five months have passed since the inauguration of President McKin ley, yet he has called congress togeth er, the promised tariff1 bill has been placed upon the statute hooks, an in ternational bimetallic commission has secured assurances of an international conference to be held in the United States, and the secretary of the treas ury is now engaged in shaping up a system which shall give the promised revision of the currency, a.-uriug such laws as will keep every dollar of the urrency as good as gold. This is iu extreme contrast with the conditions under the Democratic administration f ur years ajp, and the prospects be fore the country iiow are in equally striking contrast with those which con fronted the suffering people in the first year of President Cleveland's adminis tration. - Thk Republican party goes straight along redeeming its pledges. It prom ised at St. Ixiuis a protective tariff aiid has produced it It promised an hon est effort for a bimetallic conference, and has not only made the effort, but the effort is likely to l crowned w ith us. It promised a currency with every dollar as good as gold, and its M ;retiry of the treasury is now shap ing up a plan which will give a uniform and safe currency, ami thus redeem three of the important pledges of the platform. Contrast this state of af fairs with the conditions four years agoj when banks were failing and busi ness houses crashing in every direction, with a Democratic president sitting supinely in the White House and doing nothing to improve conditions, but planning a destructive tariff and lond issues, which only added to the debt of the country. Hastings act a Candidate. Ilovernor IU-liii2S from his home in Itellelbnte, authorized a most emphatic and explicit denial of the report that be intends to announce himself soon as a candidate to succeed M r. Quay in the National Senate. The tovernr has lieii joined at lJelle f.Mileby Attorney General MoCoriuii-k. A dispatch from that town states that tip cm being shown the newspaper reports of the information carried to Sen ator Quay at Atlantic City to the effect thai General Hastings was about to disc-lime his Senatorial aspirations, the v ernor said: I have no notion of being a candidate lor I'niteil States Senator. I have no plans lieyond my present office." The Wheat Crop. In the course of an article on the wheat crop, the Philadelphia Press says; "As to the wheat countries, they seemed to be reduced to one this year, the United States of America. Australia is already buying wheat and sending gold to San Francisco. Argentine and India will have no exportable surplus and that of Russia will be largely reduced. Wilh the home demand increased by reason of a short rye crop, in such circumstances the task of supplying the consuuiiug countries will fall heavily on this coun try. Suppose our crop is 5jO,OiU,OUO bushels, the higkest estimate, and sup pose we go out of the crop year with the ordinary reserves, what w ill our surplus be? If the home consumption and re quirements for seed are five bushels per capita, there will be absorbed for these purposes 370,iKM,00li bushels or more, and if the reserve is increased i,(i,iii10 bush els out of this crop there will lie but 140, bushels for export, or a little lens than in the last year. If there should lie no increase in the reserve we would have, say, la,oti, bushels for export. If the iJovcruinent's July crop repirt is taken for a basis the exportable surplus would not 1 more than i,u.W bush els. Kut iu any event the crop year promis es to l a most favorable, one. There will le at least an average crop iu this country, and with the heavy foreign demand a larger portion of it than usual will be marketed. In 1SXS the average export price was a little more than lii cents, and in ISO it was less than ;s cents per bushel. At the beginning of this ex port season the price of wheat is 30 cents higher than at the same period last year. This means a great advantage to the farm er, who will at once and throughout the whole year realize belter prices for his crop. The total value of wheat and flour exports on this liasis will be about Jl'iO, jno,Oii, even if the exports are no greater in quality than in the last year. The Fall io Silver. Washixuwx, August 6. "The bullion value of the American silver dollar to day at the current maiket price of silver is just 4Mi-10 cents," said the director of the mint this afternoon. "This makes the commercial ratio between silver and pol.l 90 to 1 instead of It! to 1 that would !e necessary to make our siher dollars equal in value to a gold dollar. From February, ls-VS, to Novemlier 13, this govern uieut has purchased under the several purchasing wis over Vi0,000,no0 fine ounces of silver. It cost us over $trt,(ii 10,000. At to-day's market price this silver would lie worth i"0,000,0ol, and if sold at the present prices the gov ernment would stand to lose something Iike?jo4,0"0,ou0. It would have beer, a good commercial plan for this country to have melted down its silver dollars some time ago and sold the bullion. It would have been ahead of the deal." "I look for silver to go still lower," continued Mr. Preston. "Yesterday's market price was 5! cents an ounce. It is my opiniou that within six months the price will lie 40 cents an ounce. There is no demand in the markets of the world fur silver. China is not buying any. Ja pan is out of the business, since she has gone to the gold standard and there is no demand for silver for subsidiary coinage. It is true that in the liazars of India it is traded in as merchandise, but the famine and the hard times over there have cut that demand down to a minimum. Out side of the United Slates all nations want to go to the gold standard. Mexico would do it to-day, if she could, and the time will come when Mexion will lie on the gold standard. The United States would have lieen a great deal lietter off to-day if she had never gone into the purchase of silver. I maintain that if this country t ere upon an alisoluteingle standard la sis, a gold basis, money would lie cheap er and more plentiful. Of course, while we practically maintain the single stand ard, as a matter of fact, we are maintain ing a parity lietween gold and silver, and to that extent are ou the doubtful stand ard. It is the fear of silver legislation that is the disturbing element iu the situ ation Us-oav." Says the Harrisburg Telejjrapb: When Dairy and Food Commissioner Wells' se cret detectives get after the oleomarga rine sellers in Western Pennsylvania they will have to go further away than Ohio to epe arrest. It will be renieiu bered that when the legislative commit tee was engaged in liu ling out the facts concerning the charges made that a pure food agent was britied not to molest the oleo sellers, the venders of bogus butter skipped to Ohio to escape service from the sergeant-at -arms of the House, and from that Stale conducted their business. (Joing to Ohio to escape arrest will not work this 1'ine, and oleo must take the hack tra-k. The prosecution of these men must be carried out to that extent that the law will be made odious and then ierhaps its repeal will follow, and oleu lie permitted to be sold for what it really is, marked plainly so that the purchaser knows what he is buying. Tore off Their Jewell. Olior hakii, Me., August S. There was a remarkable scene at the Christian Alliance meeting to-day, when Rev. Dr. A. H. Simpson, of New York, the Alli ance leader, started to raise money for foreign missions. He worked up his au dience to a high pitch. Some tore off their jewelry and threw it into the boxes while others grave deeds of real estate. Some emptied their pocketbooks, with the combined result that the 2fl,0tai, per son present contributed $70,l. Ijutt yiar ?lm,ii was raised in a day. Low Katct to FitUborg. The Baltimore and Ohio has arranged another popular excursion to Pittsburg, Sunday, August 1-ith, at remarkably low rUM. The train will stop at local stations fir passeugers, and reach Pittsburg noon. Returning, leave Pittsburg 7.00 P. M., allowing the entire afternoon to visit the city, and arrive home at a seasonable hour. We show below the train schedule and rate from stations in this vicinity. a. n A :w 7 2. 7 ;o 7 54 J tt! ji a.' 7 m H IN .7 i 7 ) 7 i s a i JH l i 0 ) 51 .Ji 57 cm ..JI 12 BATE U0 1 -it 1 M 1 .V) I 50 I as I 50 1 41 1 50 I 5J 1 51 1 50 I & I 50 1 50 1 .'lit 1 I i i 15 Cumberland tienrie Sxni Pab-h Keyun Juitrl.. Mi'V-rsil'... Swlislury Juni-l . WkI Sa"litury arret, l"a.. IVrlin Hikivitpvh..... . siveiown I. LMie.. ..... Nunvrw-l Itork woori I jmat-l man Markaltna Iliikfrtun I'rmina tii Sumo -J) II "on l lorgel the date, Sunday, August IjIu. LIIE THE BERtTT OUTRAGI. Aged Cambria Connty Baehelori Tortured by Burglars. Philip and John Dever, bachelor brothers, who have for many years lived quietly on their farm in Munster town ship, Cambria county, about a mile southwest of Munster postoftice, were on last Friday evening made the victims of an outrage strikingly like that com mitted upon David Ilerkey and his wife, in Paint township, Somerset county, a little over a year ago, for which John and James Roddy are now under sen tence of death, says the J dinslow n Tri b- une. It promiMCs to differ from that now famous crime, however, iu that results are not expected to lie fatal. A nephew of the two bachelors James W. Iever, of Altoona who w is present Ml the house at the time, was also liadly used up and will be disfigured for life. Phillip iHsver is sevenly-eiubt yeata old, and for some time, has been au al most hi lpless paralytic, having uo use of his lower limbs and hut little of his hands and arms; his brother John is seventeen yearn his junior and has lieen reasonably robust, while their nephew is an able-lsHlied man of thirty. The burglars, four in uumber, all masked, paid their visit at thOS o'clock,' and eutered first the room where Philip was lying in lied, half asleep. The other two occupants of the house were in another room. The leader of the band thrust a revolver into the paralytic's face and demanded money. The old man protested that he had none, and in this be was joined by his brother John, who, with the nephew, had been brought into the room. "But by God you have," said the lead er, "ana we 11 nave it or your me. nat did you do with the pay for your coal right" Both brothers protested they had not received any money for their coal right yet, but the robbers evidently did not believe them. They tied Philip's feet to the part of the bed next the wall, as that was the side upon which he was lying. They bound John's hands and legs se curely and tied him to a stove. Then they threw the nephew with his back upon the bed and his feet upon the floor and tied him tightly in that position. blindfolding and placing a gag in his mouth. The house was next gone through drawers emptied of their con tents, boards torn up, and everything turned topsy-turvy. All the plunder they obtained were the pocketUioks of the two elderly men, containing a small amount of change, and two watches. Exasperated by their failure in getting such small booty, the burglars returned to the room where the three men were tied, and again demanded to know where the money was hidden. Being answered as before, they swore they would burn the three men up. The leader lit a stick of wood and held the burning end against the feet of Philip, who, from his sick and weakened condition, could make little outcry. Not getting the informa tion they sought, they held a lighted caudle under John's arm, and burned a patch as big as a saucer until it was raw, causing their victim to yell with pain. Then they stuffed his mouth with a rag and burned him horribly in several other places. While the burning stick was being ap plied to the feet of Philip, the nephew, who had managed to slip the blindfold from his eyes turned his head to see what was going on. ' No sooner had one of the robbers seen this move than he ran to him aud struck him a terrible blow in the mouth with his revolver, knocking isit his teeth, shattering the lower jaw bone, and splitting the upprr lip. All their efforts failing to obtain infor mation as to where they could find mon ey, the four men departed, leaving their victims tied. They remained in that po sition for about half an hour, when by a great effort, Philip managed to reach the rope with which his nephew had beeu bound and loosed one end of it. Further struggling on the part of the nephew re sulted in his release, and soon all three were hiosed from their bonds. It was quite late by this time, the nearest neigh bor was more than half a mile away, and the men decided to raise no alarm until morning, dressing their wounds them selves. Not a clue was left behind by the burg lars, and there were no tracks or other evidences outside the house to tell which way they had come or gone. What Do the Children Drink! Don't give them tea or coffee. Have you tried the new food drink called (Jraiu-O? It is delicious and nourishixg and takes the place of coffee. The more (irain-O you give the children the more health you distribute through their systems. (Jrain-O is made of pure grains.au d when properly prepare. 1 tastes like the choice grades of coffee but costs aliout las much. All grocers sell it. 15c aud 25c. La t Excursion to this Seashore. The Baltimore and Ohio R, R. an nounces the last of the popular reduced rate excursions to Atlantic City, Cape May, Sea Isle City anil Ocean City, Tues day, August 17th. The same excellent train arrangements that proved so satis factory on the previous trips will be re peated. The tickets are good twelve days and will permit a stop-off at Wash ington on the return journey. We show lielow the train schedule and rates from points in this vicinity. PitUbunc 1'oiiik IIkv llu.. I Olio P-1. C'WflUTO1... ltorkwnMl... Jolino n... Soiiit-rw-t . Meyersdale H.no a. iu. t - 10.11 " " I0.SM - s:i " 10.IK " 11.2! II.5S nil p. to. nam IMI.U) .( ) Z" S.Otl s..v 8.(l 7.50 11J3 " 12. 15 a. tn. X.lt) p. nu S. " 12.47 a. n. l.W " ili " tfyndiiuiu... I'uiittierland U.1T p. m CorresK)ndingly low rates from other points. Pullman Parlor Car on day train. Sleeper on night train. For further information address nearest B. A O. Agent. Hot Half Harried. Ci.F.ARFiEi.n, Pa Aug. 7. At Gram pian, in this county, there are a number of persons uncertain whether they are married or single. James P. Far well, justice of the peace Sir that borough dur ing 10 years, was defeated for re-election last year, but the governor appointed him a notary public. He contended that the powers of a notary were the. same as those of a justice, and at once made a bid for some of the marrying. He got a job and tied the knot, and when his re turn was made to the register's office he was told that he had no power or right to perform the marriage ceremony, but be continued to do business at the old stand. Register and Recorder Koozle wrote the attorney general for an opinion, in rrder to convince the old man of bis er ror. The reply made plain the fact that a notary could not legally perform the marriage ceremony. Far well was noti fied, and, it is supposed, he will now cut the marriage ceremony out of his official program. The attorney general's letter was also published, and the persons who had Farwell marry them are now hust ling around for somebody qualified to tie the knot legally. Quemahoaing Teachers. The school directors of Queuiahoning township have elected the following teachers to teach the schools of the town ship during the ensuing term : Walnut II ill, Lizzie Dickey; Muller, R.O. Mil ler; Texas, George F. Kiminel ; Califor nia, Ira Boy ts ; Bowman, Martin Wilt; Kantner (advanced), Albert Lambert; (primary). Miss Carrie Rhoads of Somer set ; Ober, Herman Shaver ; Shaffer, II. G. Ilerkey; City, R. O. Horner; Green ville, Minuie C. Barnhart : Pine Grove, J. Grant Rininger ; Dulls, Orlo C.Schlag; M.iBtollar, Geo. S. Lohr. The salaries of the teachers employed will, range from U7 to S35 per month. Sin, Sickness and Weather. Washixotos, D. C, August 7. Is health or morality dependent upon the weather? Omeials of the Weather Bu reau here are now conducting a careful investigation into this Interesting ques tion, and it is powtible that in the near future they may lie able to Issue warning notices of the approach of disease or crime waves. "liookout for typhoid, and boil your drinking water," may Im the warning indicated by a yellow flag, while a red slgual will probably meau : "Beware of quarrels; murder Is in the air." Most ieople have long been aware that the weather has soiuelhicg to do with their health, and mauy have commented upon the well-established fact that mur der and suicide, robbery, arson and other crimes are more frequent at certain sea sous than at others. But the kind of weather that is most likely to be followed by the appearance of a particular disease or a special variety of crime is a detail that has never yet been worked out. It is this sort of an inquiry that Secretary of Agriculture James Wilson has started, and he hopes that it may result in olsaiii ing information that will lie of vast bene fit to mankind. ' The idea of making this investigation was originated by Willis L. Moore, Chief of the Weather Bureau, who was con vinced by the results of a preliminary series of observations that there was a close connection bctweeu atmospheric conditions and the physical and moral welfare of the people. So he has assigned Dr. Phillips, a competent physician as well as an expert meteorologist, to the work of discovering, if possible, what that connection is. lie has provided himself with data covering the whole of last year, and from these facts he hopes to be able to establish a chain of evidence that will show, in part at least, how far the weath er is responsible for human ailments and conduct. Several Marvelous Escapes From Eccentric Bolts of Death. Williamsport, Pa., August 5. Last night's storm in this and adjoiuing coun ties did inestimable damage, and the lightning played some of the most re markable capers on record, even for au element so uniformly eeeeutric Miss Sarah Adams, of near Canton, was at vork in the kitchen during the storm. Lightning struck the house, ami liotb shoes were torn from Miss Adams' feet, and the rug cm which she was standing was torn in twain. Aside from a scorch on one heel the girl e-tc ipe I unhsnneL Near Osceola, in Tioga county, light ning struck the barn of Mrs. I. G. Uqyt A Uiard about seven feel long was plunged through the side of George Lud low's house, 100 feet away, and a shower of splinters covered bis garden. Barns almost innumerable were struck and destroyed in this vicinity, two wide ly separatist droves of hogs worer killed and other ruin wrought. . Cracksmen Bun a Hotel. AlrooNA, Pa., August 5. Almut 2 o'clock this morning Anton Sour, propri etor of the Fast Knd Motel, heard a blast of dynamite fi roil by burglars who were working on bis safe. Senz ran to the stairway, but was driven back by a re volver shot. The shot aroused every one in the hotel, but the .taring robber stood tin guard at the bottom of the staircase and held proprietor and guent at bay until his companions hail fired two more charges at the safe and burst it opeu. The burglars then seised the valuables and fled. Meanwhile Mr. Sens hod alarmed the neighborhood. J. W. Bloom, a citiaen living near by, seized his revolver aud ran to the rescue. When the burglars ran from the hotel be fired three times after tbem. The last shot struck one of the fugitives, who staggered and would have fallen had not one of his compan ions caught him and assisted him to run. The third burglar, seeing this, turned and engaged in a duel with Bloom, both behind telephone poles in the darkness, after which the former made his escape. Twelve-Day Exenrsioa to Old Point Com fort, Borfolk, and Virginia Beach via Pennsylvania Bailroad. The Pennsylvania Railroad Company has arranged (or two twelve-day excur sions to the above-named poiuts, to leave Pittsburg August 12 and 21. Round-trip tickets via Philadelphia and the Cape Charles route, good going only on trains leaving Pittslsirg at H:55 a. in,, 4:'W and 8:10 p. in.; via Baltimore and the Bay Line or the Chesapeake and Richmond Steamboat Line, or via Washington ami the Norfolk and Washington Sleamb-at Line, good going only on trains leaving Pittsburg at 8:00 a. in. and 8:00 p. in., will be sold at rate of liO from Pitts burg, Kast Lilierty, Uniontown, Con nellsville, and Suottdale. These tickets will be good to return at any time within twelve days, and will be valid for return passage on any regular train except the Pennsylvania Limited. For detailed information address or apply to Thomas K. Watt, Passenger Agent, Western District, Fifth Ave nue, Pittslsirg, Pa. Won derfnl Beiults ia Xyo Surgery. The unexcelled success of Dr. Sadler in eye surgery continues. Mr. Samuel M. Long, so widely known about Coc nellsville. Pa., who hail lieen blind from cataract tor some time, has lieen restored to sight by the Doctor without an hour's pain. Mrs. Win. Steiner, of Reedurliau, )., also blind, was restored withont pain and went to her work in two weeks. Mr. Enoch Thomas, of Atlanta, Ind. also blind from cataract, restored with as little discomfort, and is at work in the rolling mill again. Mr. A. M. Cunning ham, of Otto w a, Kansas, blind in the same way, lost one of his eyes iu an -unskillful operation in the west. In four weeks from the time he gave the other eye in Dr. Sadler's charge, he was back traveling the prairies of Kansas at his business. Mr. Geo. Stilt, Ieechlwrg, Pa., now at Atlanta, Ind., had one of his eyes gouged out of his bead by a bar of iron, leaving it permanently turned far outward. Dr. Sadler, (Sol Penn Avenue, Pitts Lurg, ) replaced it in normal posi tion. Tests Xentacky's Chivalry. LorisvuxK, Ky., August 6. The un written law that acquits a man for kil ling the destroyer of bis home and hap piness may not apply so leniently iu the ease of a Kentucky wife who has acted on a similar impulse. The people of this section are eagerly discussing the killing of Miss Sail ie Hooker at the hands of Mrs. Lee Com lis, of Red Bird Creek, Clay county, for alleged intimacy with Mrs. Coinlis' husband. The tragedy oc curred soon after Judge Faulkner's de cision that a man who killed bis wife's paramour should lie acquitted in the Courts of the Slate. Frank N. Parsons, Commonwealth At torney for Louisville says: "Iu the case of a woman taking th life of another woman, miner of ber home and happi ness as she may be, the situation is far different from that of a man nnder simi lar circumstances, and a verdict might be obtained against her. "The woman win commits such a crime will be socially condemned, es pecially by her own sex. Her happiness is probably ruined forever, but the posi tion of herself aud her children is in uo way injured by the transgression of her husbiml. Her sex and the chivalrous feelings inspired by it demand that she should not commit a deed of blond." General opinion in the case of Mrs. Onub, however, would favor beracq-iit-Ul. The Spanish Premier Murdered by sa Anarchist. Maiikih, Aug. 8. Senor Cannvas del Castillo, prime minister of Spain, was ss sassinnted to-day at Santa Ague by an anarchist. The murderer tired three shots, two of which struck the premier in the forehead and another in the chest. The wounded man tell dying at the feet of his wife, who was with him, lingering in agony for an hour, and then passing away with the cry of "Img live Spain," which were the list words upou his lips. He died at 3 o'clock. Santa Agiied is noted for Its lutths. The place is between Ssu Sobaslian, the summer residence of I ho Spanish court, at Vittoria, the capital of the provinue of Alsva, about 30 miles south of Bilbao. Queen Regent Christina and the young King Alfonso are now at Sau Sebastian. The premier bad been with theiu there, aud left last Thursday to take a course of throe weeks at the Santa Agueda Imths, after which ho expected to return to Sun Sebastian to meet United Slates Miuister Woodford when that gentleman should lie officially received by the Quecu Regent. Tho assasnin was immediately arrested. He is a Neapolitan and gives the name of Rinaldi, but it is Itclieved that this is au assumed name and that his real nuuie is Michelo Augiuo Golll. The murderer declares that ho killed Senor Csuovas "in accomplishment of a just vengeance," and that the deed is tho outcome of a vast anarchist conspiracy. He is believed to have arrived at Santa Agueda the same day as the premier, and he was frequently seen lurking in the passages of the bathing establishment iu a suspicious manner. Binder Twine! Farmers Look Here! . We have just received a carload of bin der twine from one of the best manufact urers. Quality guaranteed. I will sell while this car lasts at follow ng prices for cash : Sisal, per pound, 5 eta Standard, per pound, 5 els. Manilla, per pound, Acta. If charged or iu less than bales, 1 cent per pound advance. Ta ine opeu for inspection at our store. J. B. IlOI.DKKBAl'M, Somerset, Pa. Justice Field's Unique Beeord. Wasiiikhtos, D. C, August?. Justice Stephen J. Field is living for a purpose to break the record of longevity as a tnemlier of the United Stales Supreme CouiL If he lives until one week from next Monday he will have achieved his ambition and will resigu. Mr. Field has a long timetioeu desirous of sitting as a niemlsT of the Supreme Court Bench longer than the term served by John Marshall, who was ou the bench 34 years. On August Pi Justice Field will have served M years and one day. Rei-ently he has lieen quite feeble. When the Suprumn Con it adjourned he was not able to go to his circuit. The possibility of his retirement has been an active subject for some time. His health was so KMir during the last term of Presi dent Cleveland that he would have then retired had he not lieen so bitterly op posed to the President. Once in the consultation mom he took a iu the presence of his associates ntver to permit Cleveland to name his sr.cci ssir. The JiL Pleasant Institute. The Western Pennsylvania Classical and Scientific Institute ofers exception al advantages as a school for the traiuiug of the young. There are seven courses of study, including Music and Art. A $.100 cash prize. For full information write the principal, H. C. Dixon, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Kearly a Million Pensioners. Washington, I). C, August 7. The pension roll of the United States has al most reached the million mark. Com missioner K vans has just issued a state ment showing that at the beginning of the fiscal year the pensioners numbered just fKl,"t2S, an increase of 12,&50 for the past year. During that year 30,101 new pensions were granted and 3)71 persons were restored to the rolls. Old age aud disease, however, are working great in roads into the lists, for there were 31,fin deaths during the year. (t her sources of loss were 1074 from remarriage of willows; 1N15 orphans attained majority; fail ures to claim pensions and Wi losses from unrecorded causes. The Pcnnsylvsnia Bailroad's Popular Ex enrsioa to tho Seashore. The next excursion leaves August li A special train of Pullman parlor cars and day coaches will leave Pittsburg on above mentioned date at S:.V a. m., arriv ing at Altoona 12:15 p. m.t where stop for dinner will lie made, reaching Philadel phia fei'i p. m- and arriving at Atlantic City, via the Delaware River Bridge route, at : 40 p. m., making the run from Pittsburg to the seashore via the only all rail route in eleven hours aud forty-five minutes. Passengers may also spend the night in Philadelphia, and proceed to the shore by any regular train from Market Street Wharf or Broad Street Station the following day. Tickets will lie sold from the stations at the rates named below: llU Train leaves. Plttslmnc .flu 8.55 a. m. i 'oiiiiWIsvllle $li ill 7.: a. ni. llvii.itinn 7 5) E Si a. ni. Johnstown 13 11 (Ma. In. I'!nUitHililH... Arrive ... A. i. in. Atlantic City. " S.S1 p. in. Tickets will also lie good ou regular trains leaving Pittsburg at 4.30 and 8 10 p. in., lioth of which will carry sleeping cars through to Atlantic City. For detailed information in regard to rates and time of trains apply to ticket agents, or Mi. Thomas K. Watt, District Passenger Agent, Pittsburg. Trying to Starve ont a Lizard. DrnrqvK, Iowa, August 7. Clara Kunz, deaf and dumb, has a lizard in her stomach, which, she believes, runs up and down hor throat occasionally while she is eating and nips at the fsnl. Hav ing vainly tried emetics, the physicians now propose that the eirl shall fast a week, then with a piece of meat placed in her mouth they hope to tempt the lizard wilhiu reach of their pincers. Bally 'Bound the Flag. The thirty-first annual encampment of then. A. 11. will lie held August kl, in the Citv of Buffalo. President McKinley, Members of the Cabinet and Diplomatic Corps, the Oov ernors of various states and their staffs. will lie present, and an enthusiastic re ception will be given the Veterans. Tickets at one faro for the round trip will be sold by the Baltimore iV Ohio It R. from all stations on its lines east of the Ohio Kiver for all trains August 21st. '1 and -kl, valid for return until August aist. For further Information, call on or ad dress nearest IS. A O. agent. DELIGHTFUL TACATI05 TRIP. Tonr U the Xorth via Pennsylvania Bail road. Visiting Walkius Glen, Niagara Falls, Thousand Islands, Queliec, Montreal, Au Sable Chasm, Lake Cbamplaiu and Lake Goorgs, Saratoga, and the Highlands of the Hudson. Leave Philadelphia by special train August 17. The tour will lie in charge of one of the company's tourist agents. An experienced chaper on will also accompany the party, hav ing especial charge of unescorted ladies. The rate or jWO from New York, Brooklyn, Newark, Trenton, 1'hiladel- fihia, Harrisburg, Baltimore, and Wash ngton covers railway and Isiat fare for the entire round trip, parlor car seats, meals en route, hotel entertainment, transfer charges, carriage, hire in fact, every article of necessary expense. For detailed itinerary, tickets, or any additional information, address Tourist Agent, Pennsylvania Railroad C-oinuanv. lP.i Broadway, New York; Nil Fulton J Street, Brooklyn; or Geo. W. Boyd. As sistant General Passenger Agenr, BriaJ Street Station, Philadelphia. Over Thirty Years Without Sickness. Mr. II. Wettstkin', a well-known, enterprising citizen of liyron. 111., writes: "Before I paid much atten tion to regulating the liowtl.s, I hardly knew a well day; but since I learned the evil re. suits of const ipatiou, aud the efficacy of. AYER'S rills, I have not had one day's sickness Ztf for over thirty years ?iWwJ not one attaek that did not readily yield to this remedy. My wife had lieen, previ ous to our marriage, an invalid for years. She had a prejudice against cathartics, but as poon as she began to use AVer's Tills her health was restored." LnJ Cathartic Pills Medal and Diploma at World's Fair. T Raton Streigth, Uki Ajfer's SarusarilU Your Grocer is the man to help you economize. Why? Your Grocery Hill is tho largest and most important item of expense, how to redU'-e it, therefore, is tho vital i'iesiion. We can Irtsseti the c-ist of yo ir bill with out decreasing the amount or 'pnlity of the goods. How? We are prepared to help yu ls cause of a long and successful Linine career, combined with the lst facilities, such as a large store, complete stock and a perfect delivery sy.li:m. Our Stock of FANCY & STAPLE GROCERIES Is Unsurpassed. Summer ,. . . ... 9 Our line of Speciaities 5 ... wwStOOOwO U10r "I'cciauies :o!:i- pri.se the best liramls of trood-i on the market : ?w:h a Ilcinz's Key stone Condiment:?, Marvin's Fancy Cakes and Crackers, (juccu Olives Jordan Shelled Almond?, Shelled Peanut, alon with a full and com plete line of Fancy Confectioner ies, which arc always kept FUESII. We also carry a full line of Smokers articles, consisting of an up-to date line of rij-es, Smoking Tobacco, tc. Our Our ll ur rooms Flour Room. with the best brands and wc high ly recommend them World's Fair Souvenier," King's Best," 'Forter's Boss," and we call special atten tion to our latest brand, Gold Heart," which is taking a big lead over the sales of other brands. Give it a trial ! Canning Is near at hmd and wc arc able to Season 9 supply your wants with Mason's Jars, Jelly Glasses, Gum Rings Ac. Highest prices paid for Country Produce. Goods delivered promptly and free of charge. Respectfully yours, COOK& BEERITS. 5 MOUNT UNION COLLEGE. ALLIANCE, OIIIO- CoUege Courses : Classical, Scientific, Philosophical, Literary. Other Departments :--Prcparatory, Normal, Commercial, Music, Art, Elocution, Short-hand and Type-writing, etc, Fall Term Opens Aug. 31, IV. L. DOUGLAS Q 0 mucn We ' Haukvrs, Uim, l'hviiirians and all ecuoumiral W I nna.l.. Sbc because lacy are tb best. For sal by J. D. MILLER & SONS, Agents, EOCKWOOD, : GIVEH FREE EACH MONTH fOurina 1897) Por parUcnlara tend yonr same and f iU aJdren to ten Hrvs., Ui, Iliulsun A ilarrfeoa bta., Sw Yoik. Jos. Home & Co. i :ir .fuly I'h'ariin't! Sale, as Mich, "w over, I, lit not tlm selling Th chunitM-e ii prelly well eif.s-led. I.nt ii t entirely. O.Mi and ends q wild rich little lid I. its In rn and 9 there, at one-third, one-half and q i.::i- quarter value still remain from t thu bampict ot bargains. A few of them are mentioned JJ here: French Printed Swisses, all IS1.!? goods, new anil fresh. Foulard j and tl iral patterns, :)., ?.', and tuc goisls at In ii'iits a yard. 1 irin yards of 27 inch Plain P.laek 0 JP Siiks, dollar a yard quality, at fi cents a yard. 21 inch llluck pongee Silks, 21- inch IilacSc HriM-aded tiros drains ami I'lsck Fancy Armures, iJSi nts a yard. I.imi yards of Fancy Taffetas, in i i check nud liroclm etlccts; these In- elude some of the prettiest patterns J of the season and are 1 (V a yard O 9 iualitii, at ' i-ents a yard. S Shirt Waists These arc the finer kinds in both cotton and silk. We i are sellinir ten dollar Silk Waists for Regular three dollar Madras w Shirt Waists are selling for fcioo. Dollar Waists for ;h an i many at 250 and goisl ones too, whic 1 formerly were excellent mIImb a 7-ic I 525-527 PENN AVE-, PITTSBURG. -5 S s c 2 i 5: ft X o co e: o o 3 5- 3 i s - "3 D S . : 2 For Sale or Exchange for Somer set County Propertyu Ten (10) lots in various suburlis of ti e city of Johntow. Address, tiKu. C. Mi'Li.KR, Somerset, Pa. "I DON'T BELIEVE IN LIFE ASSURANCE." A prominent business man said to an agent several months ago. His widow and orphans are now dependent on rela-. , tives for tho necessities of) life. Yet a policy in THE EQUITABLE LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY Provides, not only for eon tinpencies of this sort, but protects okl age, if tho man lives. It is the most liberal assurance contract in the world an 4 the most secure. EDWARD A. WOODS, Manager, PrrrssuacH. L. FOSDICK, General Agent, Somerset, Fa. Expenses Low. Send for Catalogu: IUU UllVta Hie Style, Fit and Wear ceuld not be Improved for Doable the Price. V. L. Douglas $150. $4.00 and $540 Shoes arc the productions of skilled workmen, from the best ma terial possible to put into shoes sold at these prices. We miJcr also U ind Zj ihors lor men, and 52.50, $2.00 and $1.75 for boys, and the V. L. JJouglas J.J.50 rolice shoe, very suitable tor letterarrien, policemen and others having walking to do. are constantly Sliding new vtylrs to oar airvaay lare variety, anil tnere In ni rea son why vu rannot Iw suiml, so inoist on bay mi: V. I Douglas 5bocs from your dealer. We nse only tho lcnt Calf. Rumia Calf (ail ciiliirm. t rmcn latent air, French Knauit-I, Virl Kid, eic. grailed to correiMiud with irii-vs oi ue siioe. If dealer cauuot snpiily you, w!'l! DOUGLAS. Brockton, Mast Cataloulk Islc 4 First Pities, tacb of $100 Cash. 20 Second " " " $100 Plana Special Blcjclos. 40 Third " $ 25 Gold Walchet FOR Sunliirht SOAP WRAPPERS ! Why T?iilk in on lllllV. Ill III! lMI ll It 111,11 IJI pQjj ot :i now one ut nhnost vowr J price at j James li Holderbaum's?! I IJZZ'tt L My Buggies or Road Wagon, to show my line." Call and J. A COOKING STOVE With a square oven and all the iul:ii;t gin ol a raiiKc ilh"iit !l -! draft ncce-ary to K.ti coiiMtrui-tioii. CALL AND SEE THEM. P. A. Schcll. 1847. Call and try a ;.'-VWSVr.' drink of our Ice Cold Soda. -m iric-i i no i v nr n flVfine: ul! I ?flTIQP"V THE MOST FASTIDIOUS. TAP THE SODA SI-RING G. W. BENFORD, , MANAGER, SC VIERSET, PA. HELLO! I - HOUSEKEEPERS, IN WANT OF FUENITURE ? LOCK AT THESE PRICES. ) A Bedroom Set for $13 CO. A Parlor Set lor $12 CO A Couca for - 7 00. A Rocking I'ut.lioarilH, TaliU-, lVilstta.ls, Cliairs We are in linf fur 07 ilh tlu nrnst rnm jiK t ami uj-tivl:iti' lii:' -y ( ploivd upon tlie inarUi t an-l rvjiarel to show tht tr.nK' a lar' !' and original ileMfgn- titw- ami iiuilium CliamU-r Suits, l'ar!.r S.i:t-. I TatiK-sam! Dininir Chairs, Si.lrimar.ls, C'liiirvMiii-rs, lVmk.:i-', I i 1 "fl CiHii'lies, wariInUt, t-tf. (IihhI iiuality, low jiriit-s. Yon are invittil to call ami itisini t otir C. H. Coffroth, 606 M?in Cross Street, SNYDER'S We Arc Offering Ihe Best Dollars. Vear jpiirii; to show the 'ili;f SomerMft the larj't anil ii'"1 ""' ' lJiryrli-M ever hov u ill I'ity. l"1- " I We aie ir-int' t -i-ll the MoN A Kfll HU'.Yt'I.K at per yciir t-"' y ,h..i.-,,r iv fii:tniiL V w ill hI hve a line ol iVt.f ..r.! I'l.K-S at vri.:. m uot 1'iiy until iu Miveral ily. aT1 ltirfi ii-lw.ti ... Comprise everythi::- .' "'New, Stylish and r-'o ion et me rmisn r.:: . n o::: I ... t aeto:: examine my stock B. HOLDERBAUM, STOVES an: Til"V :i in IV.k:; 1 - k ' ft E-'iT 1897.) MADE FROM PURE FRUIT f JUICES. I I t A Lounge for - Chair for 50 cts. r ' ii;'3 -1 Ac, at iroj,.rtina!' pri. SOMERSET, F1 ART STORE. o o 5 3 Possible Investment for Wr yon have ut en nur lo elr. fL X Iraa a-