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Eke Citcmim Herald.
t O AH, PA., SATURDAY, MAT 30. 1S91. ONE CENT. 'THE SUREST EOAD TO WEALTH IS THROUGH LIBERAL ADVERTISING ! Bunday Specials. l'rosbytorian church, Rev. J. M. "Wicker, pastor. Services to-morrow at 10:80 a. m. and 0:80 p. m. Sunday school at 2 p. in. English Lutheran church, Rov. D. B. Troibloy, pastor. Services to-morrow as fol lows: 10:30 a. tn. and G:80 p. m. Sunday school at 1:80 p. m. Ebonezor Evangelical ahurch. Rev. II. Glick, pastor. Services to-morrow at a. in. in Gorman, and C:80 p. m. in nglish. Sunday school at 1:30 p. m. All aro heartily invitod to attend. Rev. I. Pethian Davies, of MorthyrtydQl, South Wales, will preach In tho Welsh Congregational church on Sunday at 10 a. m. in English and at 0 p. m. in Welsh. Trinity Roformed church. Services on Sunday at 10 a. m. and 6:50 p. m. Pleach ing by Rov. O'Boylo, of Saxton, Pa. All are invited to attend. Sunday school at 1:30 p. m. All Saints' Episcopal church, Oak street, near Main, Rov. Floyd E. "West, roctor. Sorvicos to-morrow as follows : Morning prayer, litany and reading (lay sorvico) ai 10.30. Evening prayor and sermon by tho rector at 6:30. Sunday school at 2 p. m. "Wolsh Baptist church, corner "West and Oak streets. Rov. D. I. Evans, pastor. Services to-morrow at 10 a. m. in Wolsh and 6 p. m. in English. Sunday school at 2 p. m. Prayor meeting on. Monday evon ing, at 7 o'clock. Children's sermonette "Wednesday ovening at 7 p. m. Class meet ing on Thurfday ovening, at 7 o'clock. P. M. church, corner of Jardm aud Oak .stroeu. Services to-morrow at 10:30 a. m. roe d 30 p. m. Sabbath school at 2 p. m. ng Ptioploa' Christian Endeavor at C a. every Sabbath. Classes moet Tues day and Wednesday evenings at 7 o'clock and Sunday at 9:30 a. m. Genoral prayer meeting Thursday at 7:30 p. m. H. Q. Russell, pastor. English Baptist church, South Jardin stroot, Rov. H. O. James, pastor. Preach ing at 10:30 a. m. and 6:S0 p. m. Injthe absence of tho pastor, Brother William Howells will occupy thepulpit both morn ing and ovening. Sabbath school at 2 p. rn., Deacon John Bunn, superintendent. Monday ovening at 7:30 tho Young Pooplo's Christian Union will meet. Wed nesday ovening, at 7 o'clock, a general prayer and covenant meeting. first Methodist Episcopal church. Rev. Wm. Powick, pastor. Divine worship at 10:30 a. m. and 0:30 p. m. Morning sub ject, "Echoes from Memorial Day." Mem bers of vho G. A. R. particularly invited. The ovoning sormon will be addressed es pecially to the young. Subject: "Thoughts suggested by Commencement Day." Mom bers and lriends of tho class of '91 ara cor dially invited. Sunday school at 2 p, m., to bo followed by the devotional meeting of tho Epworth League. Biblo study qnday evening. Thursday ovonini Mil iary prayor mooting. All aro invitod. " Grant Band picnic May 30th. 5-8-3w CDBZLsTTS per yd for tlie BEST TABLE OILCLOTH, Sold In other stores for 35a. All floor Oilcloths reduced. Call for bargains C. D. FRICKE'S Carpet Store, iO South Jardin St, near Centre JUST RECEIVED AT KEITER'S I GENUINE IMPORTED GOODS Crosse and JBlacTewell's Chow-Chow and Picliles. tYrench Macaroni, 2 lbs. for 25c. " SardinesinOll,2cansfor25c. 'Jbancy Mice, S lbs, for 25c. Eine California Eruits. fEancy Prunes, large and Ine, 15c, . Wrioice Prunes, 2 lbs. tor 25c. Evaporated Jellied Apricots, 20c. Evaporated Peaches, 15o Canned Pears, Plums, Peaches and Jpricot3. FRESH OOOIDS- Fine Roasted Coil'cc, 30c quality improved. . Old Government Java fresh roasted Fancy Table Syrup 2 qts. ior 25c. Ginger Snaps and Coffee Calces, 3 lbs. lor 25c. Sltlimcd Hants. , Lebanon Summer Sausage and Chipped Beef j Fancy Creamery and Fine Dairy Butter CHEAP JSJJSTJD GOOD. Comatocs, Corn and Early ior 25c v Raisins 4 lbs lor 25c Yashing: Powder, 4 lbs for 25c Vlll have another lot of those 'francy Moquetle Bugs at vx.za tn METATTHEGRAVE DECORATION DAY EPISODE CONCISELY TOLD. IT ENDS IN A PLEASANT MANNER. A Short But Intorostiug Story That Will bo Enjoyod by tho "Horald's" Many Readers To-day. HEN tho tall, n g stranger moved into tho modest dwell ing next to the widow Clark's, that excellent lndy.in common with tho rest of tho neighbors, oxporloncod somo llttlo cu rioai ty. In truth the new comer was a handsome fellow hand some enough for any widow to enjoy gazing at. Though his mustacho and imperial were snow white, his form, sis good feet in height, was erect and vig orous and ho walked with a strido that if it did not show tho elasticity of youth at least betokened a liberal sup ply of vitality. Tho widow Clark got to peeping through her blinds at her neighbor as ho walked past and then to wondering whon sho should make his acquaintance. But Captain Magcddon (for that it seemed was his namo) did not display any anxiety to moko acquaintances. Ho lived all olono in his little house and seldom went out of it. A colored boy made his bed and did his cooking. Ho was scrupulously courteous andpollto to tho inhabitants of tho little country town. IIo exchanged greetings with tho postmaster every day in tho cheer iest manner possible. IIo was quite a favorite at tho resort known as "tho store," whlthor ho went every day to order his supplies, and where ho was wont at times to regale tho assortment of prominent citizens there assembled with a story or two. Now, though tho widow Marjorio Clark was fifty-two good summers old (though sho might have prevaricated if questioned on that subject before a Judge and jury), and though there wero streaks of silver hero and thero in tho locks that had once borne tho hue of tho raven's wing, sho was a decidedly wholesome creature to look upon. Sho had round, plump, white arms, as any ono could see who watched her knead ing tho dough on baking day. Sho had, moreover, smooth fresh cheeks, with tho tingo of ripo snow apples in them. Sho had not an unsound tooth in her head, and her laugh was lllro tho ripplo of a thin stream of water over pebbles. Sho wore neat black gowns with fleecy laoo ruffles at tho wrista and throat. Many wore tho swains who had sighed at tho feet of tho comely widow for tho last ten years; but the number who had gone away sorrowing matched pre- alsnlir tha numhtir of thocn who hod June Pens-not soaks-3 cans a jew days. sighed. Mrs. Marjorio Clark sho re mained, and seemed to bo perfectly jens.!?-- jruruapb woa a memory or ncr van ished girlhood that caused tho widow to feel a trifle piqued at tho captain's obvious indifference. Other tenants of , that house had but why coll up har rowing recollections? And hero was tho captain, a next door neighbor for sis months, and he had never even celled on her. True, ho bowed with a grave courtesy whenever they met, and often exchanged verbal salutations with her respecting tho condition of tho woathcr and so on. But it was all dono with a cold politeness that harmonized very ill with the widow's neighborly feelings. If anvono had told her sho had fallon genuinely in love with that, soldierly flguro and earnest, manly face, sho would havo been vastly indignant. Sho grew more and moro exasperated at tho captain's unsociability neverthe less. But thero camo a day when this kind ly interest (to call It by no warmer namo) was changed into something; closely resembling dislike, and a very stormy interview took the place of any plcasanter ono for which tho lady may havo wished Dean down in her heart Mrs. Clark cherished a passionate re-, gard for a lot of fat hens that sho kept fenced in in her trim backyard. Ono morning tho captain's big re triever, a shaggy brute with a matted coat and no conscience, burst through tho fence, put three of tho fattest hens to death and so eternally scarified the othera that they could do nothing but Ho down and gasp for air. The widow caught tho bruto in. tho act. Sho forgot he was Captain' Mageddon's dog forgot everything except tho wanton slaughter ho had wreaked. Sho grabbed him pluokily by tho collar, armed herself with a broom handle and in two min utes tho dog, having been dragged onto tho widow's front porch, was being be labored with a lustiness that caused him to fill tho air with his howls. In about ten seconds Capt. Mageddon descended his front steps and walked "TOT Oil EABT1I ABB YOU BUATUfQ MT DOO?" across tho lot that separated tho two houses, "Madam," ho said rather brusquely, "why on earth are you beat ing my dog?" 1 iTIMuuicA-11 .nataviifel i.tia nxiiVrar- sxsxavv for being caught in so ridiculous a sit uation, "ho killed my hens! because tako that, you bruto!" with a final thump as tho dog flow between his master's legs and crouched there, trembling. "I am sorry, modam," responded tho old soldier gravely, "that he killedyour hens, and I will pay you for them, glad ly. IIo deserved the beating, and I hopo youll excuse my tcstiness, but you see that dog and my colored boy, Tom, are about die only friends I havo in the world, and I don't like to see either of them hurt." Pay for her hens! As if 6ho wanted; his money, Indeed! fho widow was thoroughly angry. "It's not the value of the hens I caro about," sho snapped. "I don't liko to see their heads eaten off by a great, roaring cannibal." Tho , captain could not help smiling a little, which exasperated her tho more "And I'll make bold to tell you, Capt. Maged-' don," sho added, "that it shows a poor( spirit for a man to claim ho has only a' dog and a nigger for friends, when ho , might havo " Hero tho widow Marjorio felt herself giving way. With a last wrathful look tho darted within her door and slammed It. After that, when sho passed the can- tain she looked across the street and pretended not to see him. Tho captain continued to salute her gravely, as bo fore. In this way things went on for a month or so. n. Thero was a certain annual ceremony that tho widow Clark ij8ver neglected. In tho little cemetery, eight miles away, lay her two boysr twins, of seventeen, they were when they left her on that bright morning, ohl so long ago. Sho never ,w them alive again, and they rested thero now, under tho soft grass. Tho husband and father who had brought them home lay thoro also, now, and when Memorial day that most eacrcd, perhaps, of all American days came around, tho widow laid her blos soms and wreaths on the three mounds. Every year, as tho day came around, che hitched up tho chunky old mare to tho creaky buggy and drove down tho tree-lined road to tho place where the dear ones slept. This year sho was a little lato. Tho sun had gono down behind tho hills when sho drovo down the smooth graveled road. Tho turf looked fresh and inviting. Sho strewed her flowers on tho mounds precious task and sat there for an hour, thinking of those who had rested thero so long and so silently. Sho felt no grief now; a calm gladness, rather, that she 6hould be able to caro for their sleeping place so well. A feeling of loneliness camo over her as sho rose to go. Tho dusk was gathering over tho deserted city of tho dead. Slowly tho old horse tolled up tho incline. Suddenly tho reins wore lightened. Tho woman who was driv ing gave a littlo gasp of astonishment. Sho peered through tho shrubbery. iTho stalwart man sitting upon a moss covered stono with his white head 'bowed upon hia hands was Capt. Magcddon. J , The old maro stopped. She stood 6toek still for five minutes. Tho man jiover movod The dusk grow deeper CU1U U1D Moved by an Impulse sho could never afterwards explain, Mrs. Clark uowly descended from tho buggy. She moved noiselessly over tho grass. She ap proached tho stooping figure, "Excuse mo, Capt. Mageddon," sho said, soft ly, "but will not you lot ino-glve you a ride homo?" Ho had risen at tho sound of her voice. "This is Indeed a pleasant sur prise, Mrs. Clark," ho said. Tho traces of tears upon the stern, strong face sent a pang to the good woman's heart. "Captain," 6ho asked, 6oftly, "are thero dear ones of yours here, too?" "My boy lies there," answered tho old warrior, pointing to a slim marblo slab. "He was too young to face that hell of war. But ho rode by my sido like a hero in that last mad charge at Gettysburg, his young f ace aglow and his fair hair streaming hi tho breeze. I can hear his splendid cry-of triumph, that ho eavo as tho ball struck him, ringing through my ears now. 'Striko home, father ho yelled, as ho rolled from his saddle, and I saw him no moro until afterwards. Poor Ned! It killed his mother. I came to your town to bo near him, Mrs. Clark. You must ex cuse an old fellow's weakness." And tho veteran covered his face onco moro. "Captain," said the lady, with almost motherly tenderness. "There aro two of my darlings sleeping over there SIRS. CJAESl APPROACHED THE STO0PIKQ riocBE. boys of mine who died for their flag as yours did. Their father sleeps with them now. You and I must not grieve for our doad. They aro perhaps hap phr than wo." They drovo slowly homo together in tho moonlight, a man and woman both maturo In years, who had seen lifo in all its varied phases love, joy, grief, passion, all the emotions that carry a soul from tho cradle to tho inevitable end of all. Who shall say that tho1 peace thru came with the sunset oj their days was not deserved? ; Buy Keystmr. u ur. rJe eweful that the niia Ljcssio & Co., Ashland, ii priulud o& ev-.rr g&i !: 8-8-8UW Picnic at Columbia Park, Hay 80!h Mueic by tb tichoppe mil orchestra. 8 THE GRADUATES, INTERESTING CLASS DAY EX ERCISES YBSTHRDAY. QUITE NOVEL AND INTERESTING. Yo Oldo Folke's Conoert With tho Town Moating Dialogue a Pleasing' Feature A Patrl otio Programme. The claw day exeroiw of the Shen&n-i-oah IIfKh School's 18th annual commence ment were held in Iuton's theatre yi-etcrday afuwnoon. As on the oooarions of the junior exhibition and the grammar graduating exercises, the theatre was crowded. AH the seats, all the Handing room and all available place, upon the otaRe were filled. It ieems that tho at tendance at the graduating exercises in crease with each year. The Btate was nicely arranged and very prettily decorated with flowers and flags, and above and about the private boxes were suspended excellent samples of crayon work by tho Hijtb School graduates. Thoatternoon exercises were of a novel, internum and very pleasing character. Instead of the usual programme of decla mations, essays and recitations was sub stituted an amusing, but refined entertain ment called "Ye Olde Folke's Concert." A feature of tho entertainment was a dialogue entitled, "The Town Meeting," in which nearly all the male pupils of tho three High School classes participated. Promptly at 2 o'clock Superintendent L, A. Freeman directed that tho curtain be raised and Miss Mamo Wasley struck up a march on the piano. The graduates march ed to thoir seats upon the stage amid a storm of applause. The young ladies, at tired as near as possible to tha fashion of New England, with white, aprons, caps and 'kerchiefs, looked very pretty and present ed a quaint appsarance. Bart O. Hooks, the prosidentof tho class, made a briof address of walenmn to ttm au dience, after which the senior p.Irps rnnrtnp- ed "Auld Lang Syne" in a very pleasing manner. Bennio Jones, assisted mmila nf n fourth crftdA nrimorT. - -T and chorus entitled, "Hose of Allandale" with good effect and Anna Dangler's first erado grammar class was heartilv nnnlanrt- ed for its rendition of "Tho Star Spangle Banner." "Tho solo "Riding on a Load of Hay," by Maggie Brennan, was a very pleasing aendition and won an encore. Tho solo and chorus, "Lassie Jean," by Daniel O'Donnell, assisted by tho first grade grammar school, was also veil re ceived; and "The Old Oaken Bucket," a quartette by members of the senior class, was very prettily sung. A cornet and piano duett, "Lakes of Killarney," by Misses Sallie Beddall and Helen Price struck a popular chord, as at tested by the applause at its conclusion. iliss Dangler's class reappeared and ave "My Country 'Us of Thee" in true oatriotic spirit. Nellie V. Eeilly followed with a piano solo, "Grande Paraphrase Concert," which was liberally applaudod. Then followed "The Town Meeting." Twenty of the male Hijr'i School pupils, ConUtmed on Seaond Page. Butter Took a Tumble LAST WEEK. It is down to a respect able price now. You might as well have the good. Tho difference is only a few cents. We al ways havo the finest Creamery. AT GRAFS, No. 122 North Jardin Stroot ' 1