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ferra of Publication.
Ihs Somerset Herald
every We.Inei.Uy Morning at 2 W
ta klHin otherwise 2
. D.-Jap. Postmaster, neglecting to
hUltri do not take out tbelr
"ify "mhclwM HWe for wbscriptlon.
'Hlhcr. remain- from on. Piffle to a
S' the t.me of the former a.
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Ill M fllSOUIlllHtiinj
merset Printing company,
JOHN L SCVLL,
TAI L R. 6A1THKH.
(r0';''n r.tlTHF.R. AttornevsatLaw,
1 1 sawrfrl. I " , ..Mmoot, Work,"
''"Ti U H. Man.lu.U i drug su.ro.
viMMKL will continue to iraclie
k1-"" -TL. i... ..r..i.i..nl seni
I I .,..H.me. '
lis of Somerset and surrounding
' V l" o'" ' ,,,e oM 1'lce'
lew doors t
n.iT. , iL
- " . i. will m
ive pnaiipt wtlt'
rarv in .wtwi
tt .toin counties.
Oliioe iu the Jail
:.... v va tenders hit professional
.. 11 Bill " r ind ri-lQ.
V!i";n. door west of ih. IUr-1
JUL 21, "1H.
ViLLER h iiermnnontly l.mitod
nai f 'IH ,
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..... H..1.V imiRNKYS AT
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V , tH 1 BAKR, ATWKXM8i
' ' L. .i tl'" nlil All iHWilKMCB-
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K. " V1- ...tiT. . mil of laiL uiiBtaim,
... it LIN'S.
w ran Ht
'al ll t.mei. he l.mnd .r. arrd to do
m V"',' BwteriaL inm-ned. AU ojeraliun
tut B""1""' june 7,'
"" . UH.-thul aUkintia. Bud of
.. K1MMEL ATTt U?i 1 1 AI l.aw,
" !""UT. " i ..m..rM-t and ail"iiiinare.un-
leu. 1, "lo-ly.
HIMIVF St'HKLL. ATTOKXE-V AT LAW ,
aii.1 bn:v .uiPenPi. A(?iiU S.nierjet,
?!aU u. the (rtH- J""
T!irMidrritred rePwtfullv lnfr.ithe puh
Y,..VX h,Tl.-d tl.'pwell in..wn Hotel In the
l -l .1 Nonrseu U hi-inlenti' to keep
. vie ;,.i-l. be ho,H- willKrive tifaotion to
..Uay lav him with their eo--om.iru
Ar IT 7"J
'.YKiTmEYEKS. ATTORNEY Al LAW.
I L ..i P. will nive prmniit attention to
Ji; ZXS ri;.." . his ellre in Someraet and
..:l..n..nir4IUlieii. "iiwc -. - .
Hie tiif iJenee of Ed. S-.-ulL
n KM IM'VK. PhvM'-ian and Ifc-Btist. lkrlin.
' Pa. 'Will trive prompt altenti. to all ea-.
llr iiii-r Mine as oaupied Uereloloro !
Pr. P. C.-Musht.
TAR A. i. MlhLiKK, auertiic
I I i.rtl In Shankuville, hai
... . i
irnwnenllv l-att at Somerset lor t he prac
t,.r.!l me.ii.-ine. and tenders hia proleitahmal T-
US Tin the tin ho. formerly oeeupiwi ny . .
in tlie eilten 1 !niti;i --
KiiumcL where lie can wwiimii -'i
M-Ni-'l" ealle promptly anfwered.
m. W "71-ly-
u PtISTLETHWAITE. ATTORNEY
11 r Pa- Profwixial l-uai-
rreiieet!uuV a.Jiciu-0 and punctually attend
A TTOKN EY AT LA W,
GOOD 66 JONES,
i. n, . InMred to do all klnda of planina; and
nijial1oniin of buiidiiu; material,
SASH AND IKKJKS,
WINDOW fc DOOK-FRAMES,
VENETIAN SHI TTEKS,
lii'li T!. atiylhinif ccnerally uaed In houao duiiu-
. All kin I ol work done to order.
linlrrf lirimii-.lv tilled. m ,
Jul; 71 ' CKKIDkJONKS.
Samuel Custer, Proprietor.
Hai inp lieen favored with a larire share of pt-
ivuir in the mst, aaka toraoiaitinnanee ol tne
im. Hip awiinmodations are nrst cnisa, me
:iHrt briuft luniinhed at all time! with the liet
ibt inrkH adonis. Guests can lie accommodat
el it ill times with (rood boanlinR and reason
:Mf tems. His house being roomy I always
rrjT hi revive pleasure parties: also arood anu
ra. KTitrjililinT lor thirty head of hors.-s.
SAMU EL CISTLH.
S'.i iKi irn, PaM December 4th, 1M2.
PHYSICIAN AND SUUGKON.
J)KYX()LI.S, STEEN & CO.,
(HKisitc St. tniarlc Hotel,)
i 1 ViiHib StRCFT, PlTTfBUBOII, I'A.,
taperler r (JiiPt ntiware and JUannrac-liin-rs
r Glassware. '
Tl audrrri'iml it liretiarcd to manufacture all
TIN AXF SHEET II10N WARE.
" ':' liso.1 a supplv of eniiir and brass
' Irah cm. rd all kuids of
Hook FuriiiHliing C.'oodsi
'pt la Ids line. Shop on do.r west of
- " irc, alula s;reet, Nirarrwi, ra.
"-l1y. KOAll CASEHEER.
MYSICIAX & SURGEON,
"w aatinir Brst-cUas Fruit Trc Vines
K 1 aau ttHmlu call on
Somerset Cuwnty, Pa.
i. l'arrt' of him at lower rues than of
iE NEW FLOUIl MILL.
Taearw Floar MUl lllt tn the tit of the
" ' DENNISON M1LU"
ntt th of Somerset is oom
wi': it ttaa all the lateM imiimve
"siniuJ. 1!Wkm'tod todothe leat kind of work
a rTT m Paid for all kinds of a-rain.
J!J VALENTINE HAY.
HLRSALE DEALERS IN
SB Sllffi in DUB.
P30 Baltimore St,
,7v iTl -lib, ATTOKNKY AT LA W, SO.M
1 ' ",N, 1 " U .r...'Uv ttnd to all Imsines.
, "lm Money " advanced on eoliection
V.E. 1. U. .
John T. Blymyer
Ilaa rK'Dl his itore
Few Doors Above the Old Stand,
Anil oflcro to lilp rnptnmcni and Mcn l!" ( fnll line
ol (ccxxls at the very lowcct prln.
Hardware of Every Description,
lVooden lVnrc of All Kinds
COAL OIL LA MI'S,
A n.l every thing llonglng to the Lamp trade.
PAINTS IN OIL AND DRT, AND
PAINTERS' GOODS IN GENERAL
A lare stock ol
Table Knivesi and I'orkn,
POIit.'ELAIN LINED KETTL1-S, Ax.,
Together with many artlf-les too numerous to men
tion in an advertisement. He is determined to
sell at the very lowest prleee. Give hiiu a call,
MAIS' STREET, SOMERSET, PA.
Is now prepared to manufacture all kinds of
WAGONS, SLEIGHS, kv.
He will also promptly attend to
None but the BEST MATERIAL will be used.
ALL AVOKK WARRANTED
Ai 'ooe In the latest and most approved
LOWEST POSSIBLE PHICES.
i - Somerset, March olV
TlfSUEE YOUR LIFE IN THE
Old Established and tollable
AMERICAN LITE INSDEAKCE COMPANY
The attention of the 'cititena of SonM-rset and
ail Mninir count les Is resiieettully iuviled to the
claims wiiit h the AmerU-aa Lile Insurance Com
pauy ol Philadelphia plysenU lor their oiailidence
and patrouaKO. It Is peculiarly a Pennsylvania
Comany a home mpany and has always en
joyed the conndenee ol the people ol tne entire
Stale. It ranks auioiiirsl the oldest Companies in
the I'nited Slates, and lias uiaiutained an onward
msrress throua-h nearly a quarter of a century.
I'rnilence and economy, secure inrestmenta, and
prompt payment of all its uhlifralfcms have char
acter! it-d thisoHnnanv from its nrst orxaniiation.
ith a lance paid in cash capital, nearly lour mil
lions ol dollars of accumulated aaeeia, under the
nianairemcnt of arentli-iurn ot undoubted tnu-jrri-tv.
ami well known thruuichout Pennsylvania, I he
Auieiicnn Lite IusuraaccUo. stands scooud to none
In the 1 lilted States.
Oeorse W.Hill. Presldent,eorire Nugent, Vice
President, John S. Wilson, Secretary and Treas
urer, Alex Whlllden, Chairman Coin. ou Kiuauces.
board or TRfSTrra.
Hon. James Poliork, Ex. Gov. of Pa., now di
rector of C K. Mint, J. Edarar Thomson. Presi
dent Pennsylvania U. R. Company, Aiuert C.
Kolierta. tirocer. Eleventh and ine Sta. Phila.,
Philip H. Minifle, Merchant. No. HO Market SU,
Phila Hon. Alex. 1. t'liatleil. V. S. Senator,
merchant, Water SU, Pin la., Isaac llaaleiinniL,
Attorney al Law, No. 608 Walnut street, Phila.,
John Wanamaker, Nm. R18 and KJu Chestnut St.
and corner ol th and Market Sis., Phila., Henry
K. llennett, Menluint, PlnU., James L Clas;
horn. President t'onimercial NaL Hank, Phila.,
L. M. Whlllden, Merchant, Noe,2uand 22 South
Front St. Phila.
Policies Issued on all the most approved plans.
t or luruier inionnauon apply u
for Ike Csapaaj mt BmrBt.
Incorporate I tj Act of teiAw.
Depositors seenrr d by Real Estate
Six Per Cent. Interest
Paid to depositor on the oompoundini
tfMUHtton in tlrwrUd to (A liberal pro
rimioH for trUMrmirinf snosiey otejietireat,
H rem t atone (a ttnmll mmummto, W1TIIO VI
NOTICE FEOM THX DEPOSITOn. ''
JtO mamaalrailou trill reewire prompt
JAMES T. BRADY,
iOHS D BOBCBTB,
JOHN DIBERT A CO.,
NO. 240 MAIN STREET, - ;
JOnXSTOWN'.PEN X A.
' We acll Draft! nrstUlle tn all mrta of tho I'nl-
ted Suite anl t 'anatias. ami in Korriim emntrl:9.
Itny tH'I't, (Uniiw and Uovcmmtut ltili at
iiieiicni marxet pni'e. in numvy on amiruroo
K uritr. Ifntfts anil theekn on other lanka cann
ed. Money received on drpurtt payable ou dcnuiul
Liferent ut Uierateof Su: per cent, per
A iin tun pn'ul on Time Dtpotits.
Evorythuia; In the Banking Line rooeircs our
Thankful to our friend and enntomera for their
pax patronaire, we tolloit a aoutinnanrB of the
arae, and Invite other who hare hainesa In our
line to give uf a trial, avsurmg all. that we hall at
an ume no all we caa tn frive enure rauoiaciion.
Feb 21 To JOHN UlBEliT It CU
U. M. BEACH LY'S,
13LOOD PURGE !
This RraWy has been In nse over ftrrny eor,
and has cured thousands of cases considered incu
ralilc by the profession. It has not failed In a sin.
grle ease to give relief if not entirely cure.
It Is particularly recommended in the following
uoinpiamis; - , ,
SICK JTEADACHE. PA LPITA TIOS
of the nEAnr, liver .
SKIN DISEASES. LANGUID
In any d ramrcnicnt of the Blood. In all diseases
peculiar to females It is a sure and Sortreiyu Rtm-
In short, it being; a KroWy act in- through the
( rruarioa oj ine tuooa laiaiiine linimruini or
rans and emunctorlea of the body. It will cure al
roust any curable disease.
For sale by MEYERS a. AN A WALT, Herlln,
Pa au.l by dealers In rauiily -Mwl nines very.
De sure to call and see. and be convinc
ed, as there are too many articles kept for
July 17 A. W. KNEPPF.R.
A. H. Franciscus & Co.
latPOKTBiU ARD UKALlLltS IB
COTTON YAHNS, BATTS, WICK
Twine and Ropes,
IXVOKINO GLASSES, CLOCKS, FANCY UASEET8
Wooden and Willow Ware, &.C.,
mmriOTSCTi akd jobbers or
OIL CLOTHS, MATTING, RUGS, &c
613 Market Street ana II Commerce Street,
A second - hand
15 -Horse Power Steam Engine
With Jl'DSON GOVERNOR, tut-, sJl complete
Address W. W. McKAIG ft. Ron.
Septan, - , . Cumberland, Md,
FU RTi ITUreT
LEMON & WEISE, ,
The old and well known Arm of Lemon ft. Weiss,
ot PITTSiitltUll, Pa-, Uanulacturcrs ol
' 'J Have Removed to
Tp. Ill Fourth Arc,
. - Opposite their old stand, -
Where they continue the bashaca la all its branches.
opt m. . -
WE BOOSE & Co.,
FOUHBKRS & MCfflHISTS,
SALISB UR r, : ? PENN'A.-,
'' Marnraerorenof all kinds of
CASTINGS k MACHINERY
" Orders by an ail promptly attended to.. '
Address WM. HOOSE ft. CO1
: Sallsliury, Elklkk P. O. Somerset CO., Pa.
HOLTZM & YEIDEBBOLD,
Manufacturers of and Itealers tn
- r--- i". AKD ,v ' k
OTJRTAIN ; GOODS,
Furniture Dealers Supplied at Low-
" est Wliolcxalc Rales.
No. 100 Third Ave,
Opposite J. W. Woodwcll's Furniture Ware-
roocoj. nor. au, i
-v SOMERSET, PA., WEDNESDAY,
a visit ruon bavta clais.
Clement C. Moore was bom In New York, July
It, 1779. After praduatinif from Columbia Col
leaje, he devoted hlnuwlf with vreat sueees to the
study or the Hebrew, and la Ikub published a He
brew and English Lexicon. In lfcl he accepted a
professorship in t lie General Theological Seminary
oi ine episcopal unurcn. ,
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro'
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse ;
The tockhur were buns; by the chimney wtthcare.
In hojics that St. Nicholas soon would be there.
The ehililrcn were nestled all sntur in their beds.
While visiousof susrar-plums danced in their head
And mamma In her kerchief, and I In my cap.
Had settled our brains lor long winter's nap :
When out on the lawn then arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bod to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash, ' :
Tore open the shaiters, and threw np the (ash.
The moon on tlffl breast of the new ullcn snow
Gave the lustre of mid-day to objects below -.
When what to my wondering ryes should appear,
But a mlnatare sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer,
With a little old driver, so lively and quick,
I knew In a moment It must be St. Nk-k.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they eame.
And he whistled, and Moated, and called them b
e . name ' - '
"Now, Daiktrt now, Dancer I now, Prancer!
. Ffea .
On, Comet! on, Cupid f on, DuaaVr and Blitxen!
To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall !
Now, dash away, dash away, dash away, all!"
As dry leaves before the wild hurricane fly.
When they meet with an obstacle mount to the sky,
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew.
With the sleigh full of toys, and St Nicholas too.
And then, tn twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof;
As I drew in my head and wax turning around,
Down the chimney St Nicbolaacame witha bound,
He was drces'd all tn far, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnish'd with ashes and
A bundle of toys was flung on his back.
And be looked like a peddler jnst ojx ning his pack.
His eyes, how they twinkled '. his dimples how
His checks were like roses, his nose likea cherry
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow.
And the beard of Ills chin was as whirc as the
The stamp of a pipe be held tight in bis teeth.
And the smoke it encircled bis head like a wreath.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf.
And I laugh'd when I saw hlin, in spite of myself.
A wluk of bis eye, and a twist of his bead,
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread.
He sHke not a word, but went straight to his work.
And flll'd afl his stockings, then turn'd with a jerk.
Arvl laying his finger aside of his we,
And giving a noil, ap the chlmnev be rose.
He Srang to his sleigh, to his teamgavea whistle,
And away they all flew like the down ot a thistle
But I heard him exclalin,ere he drove out of sight,
-Happy Ckrittmat to mil, mud to all a good mightf"
BY 8. ANNIE FROST.
' L ncio lvalljll, Will YOU toll I11C
what this story ia alniut Maynard
U ip;lit T
"WJiat story, Etta?"
"Alrti. Kayinontl was htre yester
day, cungratulatin"; herself upon the
fact that she had never encouraged
hia attentions to Nora, because he had
failed in business, and she hinted a
some dishonorable transactions."
1 Bah ! . Woman's frossip, niv dear,
.waynaru nas uecn uniortunate in
business, it is true: but there is no
circumstance connected with the fail
ure that can in any way be twisted
into dishonorable transactions.
nas ueen a trying vear lor business
nien.my dear, and Wight, Maynard's
father, made some unfortunate invest
ments. I wish Maynard could take
advantage of an offer he has in Haiti-
"What is that?"
" Hill k Hill want him for a junior
partner in their business, to control a
branch house in that city. He is
splendid business man, ana will no
doubt soon recover his mercantile po
sition, but The want of capital will
stand in his way now. ILs would re
quire five thousand dollars to accept
their terms. The matter was onder
consideration when his father's fail
ure made it impracticable.".
' i 1 ve thousand dollars ! It seems
hard he should miss a good opportu
nity for bo small a sum
" Yes. Maynard is a splendid fel
low, honorable in all his transactions,
a moral man. and a gentleman, as
understand the word. If could
spare it I would willingly lend him
the sum, for he will certaiuly soon be
able to repay it. But I could not
take so much out of my business just
now. By the way, what makes you
feel so interested in Maynard ? . lias
be stolen my little girl's heart V
Etta's face grew rosy, but she lifted
her soft blue eyes frankly to her un
clc a face.
' "I think, Uncle Ralph, that May
naru loves me, but uc will not pro
pose to me now. ile said words to
me, not long ago, that puzzled and
pained me, but 1 understand them to
day. I am rich, and he has just Tail
ed in business. I cannot tell him
that his suit would be as successful
now as Irefore, because it would be
assuming more than be has ever spo
"Humph I I understand. , You
arc a brave little girl to tell me. so
much, but your secret is safe with me
You will forget liiin." ; '
" Perhaps. I am not going to wear
the willow, but I am going to send
him five thousand dollars."
" How can you, witboutconunlttlng
vourself , ;
"I will manage that, if you will
draw the money for nie, and keep my
"I will do both. I shall bo glad
to see Maynard started onco more in
business ; and you will not be ruined,
Etta, if you novtr I soc' tha
"Oh, when' he is a
will seudlritny bil!.
I wnpgctrtfie' inonev, for r you
Good-bye I Bless my heart, it is af
ter nine o'clock . and the old gentle
man bustled' into his overcoat, and
went briskly down stairs, j ?
Etta had spoken very gayly when
she had spoken of sending in her bill
to the future miOionaire, but her soft
blue eyes filled with tears when she
was alorte. She was . only nint tecn,
bright, pretty blonde, and a favor
ite amongst her circle of friends. She
had dreamed her dreams, as young
girls will, and she had given May
nard Wight a prominent place in
them. Excepting having asked her
in bo many words to be his wife, the
young merchant bad given her every
reason to believe he loved and sought
ber. lie was a frank, open man, one
of - those. who' while, polite to all.
would offer' no special attentions to
one, unless witn tne otpe 01 winning
her heart, and giving all his own in
return.- Ktta Knew be loved her, but
she knew also that his sensitive pride
would keep him silent now. He
wtmld never offer to the heiress the
hand that had failed to grasp fortune.
She sighed a little, and a few tears
rolled down her cheeks, but she was
a sensible little maiden, and she re
solved that she would not nine and
fret over the trouble she could in a
measure remedy for Maynard, even
if her own love dream was shadowed
for ever. So she rang the bell to
have the breakfast dishes removed,
ami went to dress for a wulk. .
"Those young ones of Marion's
will want their Christmas Tree if ev
erybody in the world fails," she said,
stuffing ber porto-mounaie with bank
notes, "and there is only ono , more
day to do miles of shopping."
Nobody would ever have accused
Etta of being a lovesick maiden if
they could have seen her on that day
going from store to store, sending
home enormous parcels of toys and
confectionery, and stuffing her shop
ping satchcLitith Utile articles of jew
elry anu triuus too 6mall to warrant
the attentions of an errand boy on
that busy day. She. made; one odd
purchase, that she put away iu her
pocket and did not mention to her
sister, when she finally entered that
lady's parlor, to give an account of
the bundles she had been seuding
there all day.
'Your five children are an awful
bother to me at Christinas, Marion,"
she said. ''Have I forgotten any of
the promises I have been making
since last . "December? I ordered
Clara the biggest doll 1 could find,
with a bedstead to match her propor
tions, and Miss Vanity Lily shall
have her coral pin and ear-rings. As
for Eddy, bless his blue eyes, I have
bought him half a toy shop, and I ex
pect Ralph to scream over a real
watch that will tick and go."
"A watch for Ralph? You dar
ling! I wanted to get him one, but
his father thinks be is too young."
"Twelve I Oh, it will teach "him
to be careful. Oh, the sled is for
Rob, but the rest of the traps we will
distribute as vou think best. I will
come in thir- afternoon and help finish
the tree." ' ,
" Oh, stay now. The children are
to have their party to-night."
" Christmas hvv. 1 11 come back,
must go now. I have a note to
" Io it here." ,
" Can't! Good-bye! I'll be back
M.tynard Wight had passed a busy
day. His father bad accepted a bus.
mess opening m Chicago, ana the
voung man bad half resolved to ac
company him. A few days only
were left him, before be must relu.-e
the offer of Hill & Hill that would
once more open the path of prosperi
ty for him. He did not despair, lie
was young yet, In good bealtn, .ana
full of .energy, "but vet at his heart
one thought lay .with dull.heavy paui.
It was uot forthe mere fancy of a
vouns irirl's vafchr that made Etta
sure that Maynard Wight loved her.
He had given her a perfect and true
love, but, as she rightly judged, his
pride closed his lips, when business
misfortunes fell upon him. hbe was
wealthy, and he would not offer a less
income than her own. He was no
fortune hunter, to live upon his wife's
money, or even to take her money for
the stepping-stone to his own pros
As he strode home in the dusk of
the December evening, the bright
hops, the busy crowds attracted his
' Christmas Eve," he thought. " It
will not be a very merry Christmas for
us, but brighter times may eome before
another year. I had hoped to have
the right to give Etta a Christmas
gift, but that too must wait till bright
er days. 1 wonder if some more for
tunate suitor will win her before 1
feel free to speak ?"
Such thoughts are none too lively
for the holiday seoson, but Maynard
could not turn his mind to brighter
subjects. It was a hard trial for him
to meet these heavy reverses in the
very commencement of his business
a a aw w . 1
career, especially as tie leit assurea
that he conld have averted them if he
had had full control in the business.
Could he but accept the offer of Hill
& Hill he was certain that-in a few
a a a . a
years tie couiu take a siana again
amongst the successful merchants of
" There is a package in your, bu
reau. , Mr. Aiaynaru." tne servant
said, as she opened the door for him
It was left a few moments ago by
a little boy."
" All right. . Is my father in f"
" In the diuning-room, sir."
"Get - the package and bring it
It was a small package, directed in
a stiff hand, the letters being printed
in iuk, instead of written. The gen
tlemen bent over it with some curi
Somebody has sent you a Christ
mas gift, Maynard," said Mr. Wight.
Of all the odd gitts, this seemed
the oddest. It was a knit cotton
sock, of gay colors, with rod and blue
stripes, and a row of yellow stars at
the top. A folded paper was in the
toe, and on this was written, in the
same stiff nana as tne direction
Kriss Kringle to Maynard Wight"
But inside the paper were, five new
crisp notes for one thousand . dollars
each.' Maynard "could scarcely be-
" Hill A Hiil!" shouted his father.
Now I can go to Chicaeo with an
But who conld hare " sent it ?
nch me and see if I am awake."
" Who sent it ? knss Kringle, of
course ! Here is his own word for it"
It was useless to speculate about
the generous giver, but it was quite
against human nature not to do so.
One friend after another was men
tioncd, and the probabilities discuss
ed, but not once was the blue-eyed
girl named, whose heart was full of
joy at the thought of her power to
aid the friend Who was dearest of all
friendsto her. ' , , ' '
If she had - hoped that Maynard
would tell her his love before he
went to Baltimore, she was disap
pointed, r He called upon her, as ho'
did upon his other friends, to peak
his brief larewell, but he did no more.
He would wait he told himself,, till
he had succeeded in his new enter
prise. If Etta loved him, she would
not marry for a time, and he woul d
bind her by no promise that might
DECEMBER 25. 1872.
prove irksomo in the uncertain future.
Christmas after Christmas came,
and Etta was still unmarried. Mari
on was sure that her sister would be
an old maid, and loudly congratula
ted herself upon the fact
" I am sure it will kill me if Etta
marries how,"' she would say.
"Those voung ones of mine think
more of Aunt Etta than they do of me,
As for Uncle Ralph, he would never
consent now to lose Etta ; she is all
the world to hint." And Etta would
smile and kiss her sister, never whis
pering tuie word of the hope that
was still alive in ber heart
Uncle Ralph' knew her secret, and
Uncle Ralph was the wisest and kind
est of friends. He knew how the
new partner of Hill it Hill was pros
pering in every thing ho touched.
He heard the first rumor of the fact
that Maynard Wight was to again
return to his old , home, and estab
lish himself oncu'more in bis former
business. He was one of the first to
offer his congratulations to the rising
young merchant, and invite him to
resume his visits to the house.
" Christmas Eve, and snowing
fast," Etta said, as she rose from the
dinner table. " I suppose we must
go to Marion's "
" I would like to sec you staying
away from Marion's on Christmas
Eve," said Uncle Ralph.
"If the snow was two feet deep,
we would have to go, I suppose,"
said Etta laughing.
"If you don't, we shall have a com
mittee of half a dozen or so of
those yjung savages of her's here,
to see what had become of aunt Etta."
." Uncle Ralph !" said Etta, coming
to her uncle's side, and putting her
hand upon his shoulder.
"What is it? Some weighty mat
ter, to judge by your face."
" Do you remember Christmas time
"Six years ago? Let me see!
Why, it is just six years since May
nard Wight went to Baltimore."
"Just six years."
"And you invested five thousand
dollars in his future business. Well,
it was pretty well invested, it seems.
Here is the young man at home again,
in his old business, and as flourishing
as ever. More so indeed, for he will
not have his father making ducks and
drakes of his capital. The old gen
tleman is coining money in Chicago
in real estate. I think, -my dear, you
may now send in your bill."
"Nonsense, Uncle Ralph ! I had a
letter this afternoon from Maynard."
"Oh, ho ! So I am to lose you ?"
"He loves me He has loved me
all these years."
'And you ?" .
"You know," 6he answered, with a
"Yes, I know," he said, gravely.
"It is hard to give you up, Ltta, but
I will give you gladly to Maynard
Wight He is my beau ideal of an
" I hack you I Aow we must go, or
Marion will lie sending that commit
tee you mentioned."
"I am afraid I can't keep that se
cret of yours much longer."
"Keep it till to-morrow, Uncle
Ralph. I am to say ves or no at
The Christmas party at Marion's
wondered loudly at Aunt Etta's un
accountable delay. AH the youn
savages were beating tattoos with
their feet upou the staircases, and
loudly declaring it was too bad Aunt
Etta did not come, that the tree might
be lighted. The more decorous party
of older people in the drawing-room
wondered why Marion was watching
the door so anxiously. Maynard
Wight listening courteously to the
small talk of Marion's eldest daugh
ter, was tit in Wing JUta meant to say
no. and stay at home.
, Suddenly Marion vanished, and in
a few minutes all the children filled
into the front parlor, and fixed their
eyes upon the folding door that bid so
many delightful treasures upon the
Christmas tree. . Maynard Wight
fixed bis eyes also , upon that door,
certain that when it opened there
would be a message of hope or cer
tainty of disappointment for him.
It opened, revealing a glare of
light, and the great tree iuthe centre.
Beside it stood Etta, dressed in a
bright blue silk, with her light curls
decorated with blue ribbons, and a
bright light of happiness in her large
eyes, and flushing her round cheeks.
In her hand was a long wand, with
which she detached the glittering
presents from the tree. Everybody
was too busy in examining the various
gifts that were being distributed to
watch Maynard V lght, but had trrev
done so, they would have seen his
eyes, wide open with astonishment,
gazing at a gay object dangling from
one of the branches of the wonderful
true. There was every variety of
Christmas fruit there, but he never
heeded any of it Wider and wider
grew his eyes. ' -
Certainly he knew that object
Certainly in the past six years he had
too often speculated upon a similar
one to be mistaken Blue ami red
stripes and yellow -stars might exist
in a thousand socks, but certainly the
one dangling from that tree was the
e to the one Kriss Kringle bad
sent him six years ago. now did it
get there? Who hnd owned the
other one before it passed into his
hands ? He was beginning to think'
he must be asleep, when the long
wand hovered' for a moment over the
gay sock, detached 'it, and Etta's'
clear voice said :- ' . , .
,. "Kriss Kringle to Maynard Wight.
' Uncle Ralph took it from the wand,
and handed it to the still bewildered
young man.;. ' i "
"I believe you know where to find
the mate," he said, with a meaning
smile. .- , ' ,,
"Then it was you ?" Maynard said.
"Not a bit of it . It was Etta."
. "Ettal", cried the young man,
deeply moved. , . !
"See what is in this one. - No one
is noticing us j they are all to busy
with the tree," ...-
It was a very tiny gift down in the
toe of the gay sock. Only .a little
gold locket for a watch charm ; but
whD It was opened, Etta's sweet face
looked into his, and a 1 curl of Etta's
bright hair faced the miniature.
My story is told. Uncle Ralph has
one more nephew, and Mrs. Maynard
Wight says her husband has one pair
of socks she never has to mend, be
cause the only use to which they are
ever put is to dangle onre a year on a
Christmas tree, to hold Kriss Krin
gle's gifts to Mr. and Mrs. Maynard
Wight -(otVi's Lady's lUtoi'
A Family of Thieve la UnrtforU.
The Times tells of a singularly de
praved family. A glance at the ca
reer of the various members shows
how it is with those naturally bad:
Few names appear on the record
of the police more frequently than
that of the Webb family. A few
years since, the father, mother, boys
and girls wcro often in jail at the
same time; and it was rare indeed,
when there was not somo member of
the family' under arrest Now the
father and mother have gone to "that
bourne from whence no traveler re
turns, " and the children. were left to
take care of themselves. One of them
is now in jail for stealing. To steal
with that family, was as natural as
for a healthy man to eat and drink. I
One day the mother and three of the
children were released from jail.
Coming up pearl street they passed
by the grounds of James Goodwin.
who was to have a dinner party that
day. The cook had taken unusual
pains with the butter, and several
pounds Lad been Worked up into fan
cy shapes and put: out of doors to
cooL Mrs. Webb saw it ond seeing
no one on guard, she appropriated the
entire lot. She stuffed it into the
coats of her boys, gave some to the
girls, and filled the bosom of her dress
with the oleaginous substance until it
bad been stored awav. Then she
left; but she had nwt proceeded far
when the butter was missed and the
thief tracked out The Webbs were
all arrested, and when brought into
the station house they presented a
funny scene. The butter was melt
ing and running in unetious streams
through their dresses, coats and oth
Another time the old woman went
into a provision store, on the floor of
which lay a quantity of hams. She
sat down near them and after she left
a sixteen pound nam was missing.
Pursuit was made and Mrs. ebb
was arrested. Although she had
been gone but a few minutes no trace
of the ham was to be seen. The next
morning it was found under the bunk
in which she slept, in the station
house. She was examined, and it
was found that she carried, concealed
under her clothes, a big hook, fasten
ed to a cord around her waist On
this hook she had managed to fasten
the ham, and had walked off with it
swinging behind her in the folds of
her dress. The thieving adventures
of the family would fill a volume.
A ftaww Flew.
The Union Pacific Railroad is hav
ing built, in its shops in Om ha a
snow plow, which, when finished, will
be the largest and most powerful in
the world. It is rapidly approaching
completion, and in a ew days will be
ready for business. The trucks on
which it is built are very heavy and
strong, and were ca.-t especially for
this plow. The platform on the truck
is 22 feet long and 10 feet 6 inches
wide, and is composed of solid oak
timbers 8 by 16 . inches. These tim
bers are held together by 10 iron
bolts, inches in diameter, which
run crosswise. This solid bed is fast
ened to the transom beams by 40
bolts. 20 over each truck. The inclin
ed side, placed on the platform, is 29
feet long, and slopes at an angle of
30 degrees, and is held firmly to the
bed by 40 bolts, of an inch in diame
ter, and is supported from behind by
inclined posts, 6 feet long, S inches
wide, and 16 inches thick. The en
tire length, from the rear of the plat
form to the end of the slide is 32 feet.
The rear of the platform will be box
ed in, making a room twelve feet high,
11 feet wide, and 10 feet long, for the
purpose of keeping tho snow out It
will be furnished with a door, so that
if necessary it can be loaded with
iron. Tho monster will weigh fifty
tons, and will be operated by three
of the heaviest engines on the road.
The cost will be over $5,000.
iremth mt Stella.
: M. Dufonr has made observations
as to the rate of growth of the nails.
Here are some of the results. The
nails of the little fingers grow more
slowly than those of the other fingers
and thumbs. - The difference is about
one-ninth. The mean rate of these
(excluding tho little fingers) is about
one millimetre (lUinn part ot an
inch) in ten days. The rate of growth
on the thumbs is probably greater
than that on the six longer fingers.
There is little difference between the
rate of growth in different animals.
The nails grow at about the same rate
upon both hands. The rate of growth
is not constant throughout the length
of the nail; it is greater near the base.
The rate of growth at the side parts
is. probably the same as in the middle
part . The substance of the nail ad
vances equally throughout iU breadth.
The rate, of nail-growing in an indi
vidual at intervaU of several years
shows sensible differences.
Haw jm Leal kla Be.
An old fellow named Joe Pool,
very eccentric and an incorrigible stut
terer, was a constant lounger at the
tavern in Waterficld, Me.
One day a traveler from a distant
part of the State arrived at the hotel,
and was met by an old acquaintance,
a resident of the town.
After some conversation on differ
ent topics, the traveler was addressed
"By the way, Brown, look out for
old Joe Pool to-night You will know
him quick enough by his stuttering.
He will be sure to come around and
offer that you've not got a whole shirt
to your back. If you take him up,
you'll surely lose by a trick he's got.
He invariably offers to lay this wager
and always wins." . .
"Very well," said the traveller, "I
will not let him get ahead of me.
Much obliged for the caution."
The evening arrived, and a large
crowd was collected in the bar room.
Our friends were there, and old Joe
Pool was present and in his clement.
"I tell wb-what You are nicely
dressed, but I'll bet you ten dollars
you havn't got a whole sh-shirt to
'Ill take that bet," said tb stran
ger." "Put the money in the land
This being done, the traveler pull
ed off his coat and was about follow-
! ing suit with his vest when old Joe
! cried out
"Ho-ho-ho-hold on! You've lost
Ha-half your sh-shirt is fr-front, am
the other half is on your ba-back!"
There was a roar of laughter, but
the new coiner did not mind it, but
pulled off his vest too, and quickly
turning his back to Joe displayed to
bis astonished gaze a shirt neatly fold
ed and placed underneath. his suspen
Of course the laugh was turned
upon Pool, who acknowledged that
be had lost the wager. He never
offered the bet again.
., . Cmrat mt Horaea.
All horses must not be fed in the
same proportions, without regard to
their ages, their constitutions and
their work; the impropriety of such
a practice is self-evident Yet it is
constantly done, and is the basis of
disease of every kind.
Never use bad hay on account of
its cheapness, liecause there is no prop
er nonn.-hinent in it.
Damaged corn is exceedingly inju
rious, because it brings on inflamma
tion of the bowels and skin diseases.
Chaff is better for old horses than
hay, becauso they can chew and di
gest it better.
Mix chaff with corn or beans, and
do not give the latter alone, because
it makes the horse chew his foot! more
and digest it better.
Hay or grass alone will not snpport
a horse under hard work, because
there is not sufficient nutritive body
When a horse is worked hard its
food sLotild be chiefly oats if not
worked hard its food should be chiefly
hay because oats supply more nour
ishment and' (lesh-making material
than any ether kind of food; hay not
For saddle or coach horses, half a
peck of sound oats and eighteen
pounds of good hay are sufficient If
the hay is not good, add a quarter of
a peck more oats. A horse which
works harder may have rather more
of each; one that works little should
Rack feeding is wasteful. The
better plan is to feed with chopped
hay, from a manger, lecause the food
is not then thrown about, and is more
easily chewed and digested.
Sprinkle the hay with water that
has salt dissolved in it, because it is
pleasing to the animal's taste, and
more easily digested. A teasp9onful
of salt in a bucket of water is suffi
cient. Oats should be bruised for an old
horse, but not for a young one, be
cause the former, through age and
defective teeth, cannot chew them
properly. The young horse can do
so, and they are thus properly mixed
with saliva, and turned into whole
some nutriment .
A Familiar Phrase.
The phrase "the devil to pay," is
not so profane in its origin, not so il
legitimate, as some might suppose.
Most of the common expletive say
ings of the day have a parentage le
gitimate and proper and the forego
ing is not an exception. The start
ling word is not necessarily impious
or irreverent We have the "devil
fish," and we have in the printing of
fice a youthful specimen of humanity
who cannot be understanding des
ignated to tbo craft without borrow
ing the Plutonic appellative. The
phrase in question doubtless originat
ed in a printing office, on the occasion
of the Saturday night's settlement of
weekly accounts. The publisher,
with a scant purse receives the omin
ous call of his foreman.
"Well, John, how is it? What roust
I pay to-night?" ,
"Typus wants five dollars, and
Shooting-stick wants four, and Side-
rule says he must have seven."
"Mercy, John, you'll clean me out
entirely. My subscribers have'nt
done a thing at paying up this week.
Hut let a see here tne money."
"And sir I should like a few dol
lars for myself."
"That's bad! But here you have
it all I've got."
"But sir, you forgot there's the
deed to pay"
And can we wonder that thereaf
ter, when the poor publisher wished
to particularly emphasize what he
deemed to be a perfect cr isher in the
way of business, he borrowed this
Guard Ike Weak .Spot.
men, however strong, have a
weak spot, like the rhinoceros, which,
though plated like a monitor, is vul
nerable to a spear thrust below the
plates. Satan is not such a fool as
to attack . the strong defences; he
would be sure to thrust at the vulner
able points. Some, indeed, think
they have no weak place; and such
people are right, for they are weak
all over, and no part, therefore, could
be called weak in particular. The
polar bear has a weakness, which is
for blubber, and his hunters knowing
this, coil a piece of whalebone like a
watch-spring, wrap it in blubber and
freeze it They then drop the tempt
ing morsel in the way of the bear,
who swallows it greedily; but as the
blubber melta in his stomach, the
whalebone springs out- The bear
then rolls over in agony, and they
come up and kill him. Thus it is
when men yield to an easily besetting
sin; it will cut them asunder.
The Jacksonville (Fla.) Courier
hopes hereafter to have an ox-cart to
bring in election returns from distant
counties, so as to avoid the present
vexatious delays, and says : At the
lowest calculation, if the supervisors
walked, they could have reached
ere by this time."
Castclar, ths Spanish orator, was
formerly a type-setter.
Thirty-two thousand sends were
once counted on the head of a poppy.
Seven thousand men are engaged
in the book-selling business in Lcip-sic.
"" " ''"-Tr-tfiimTTrrTrariaTTi
The 51 nrrlaeje af Henri Roi be-fwrf.
Few romances of fi'-tion have im
agined for UiOir climax an incftienl so
pntlietie as the marriage of Henri
Rochefott Several years ago wh-n
the man now condemned to detention
for lifu. woa tLijuucg Compte de
Koebtffort Lucay, he wooed and woa
Marie Anastasie Rf nauld, the daught
er of an employee in the Ministry of
Finance. They were at tb time al
most boy and girl be,' I think, twen
ty, anTfrsfxteca and did not find
it necessary to consecrate their affec
tion by any other ceremony than
those vows of constancy which usual
ly prove of very transcient force. It
is not so, however, in this case. By
soccessive stages Compte de Roche
fort let himself be carried away by
his wit and his eager desire for not
oriety until he became famous for sat
ires which were certainly oat of all
keeping with an ancient title, tod he
wisely dropped his rank. The nat
ural result of such a oareer has been
at one time exile, at another implica
tion In the horrors committed by those
who were or had been his followers,
and finally the condition of a prisoner
for the rest of his life. During, all
his changes or reverses, except the last,
Mille. Renauld has remained with
him, and they have only been parted
lately owing to ber illness. This is
at present so dangerous that in all
probability death must come soon.
She could not meet this candy with
out remedying for her children, as
the French law enables her to do,
the mistake made years ago. She
could not be moved from her bed,
and ber lover had ceased to have the
right, or at least the power, to. con
trol his own actions. However these
obstacles have been overcome, and
the prisoner was permitted to come.
strongly guarded at every step, to
make the dying woman in the Con
vent of the Augustines at Versailles
his wife. As the poor, paralyzed
woman could not. of course, be moved
to the maire, or to the church for
either the civil or religions ceremony,
M. Rameau, the .Ma ire, had to come
to her bedside. The marriage in
strument was read by him. while M.
Rochefort stood by the bride, hold
ing her hand. It was then signed by
both, and witnessed by Francois- Vic
tor Hugo, Ernest Bluin, Jean Des
trieu, and the eloquent barrister, Al
bert Jolv. This was sufficient to
give legal validity to the marriage
and ntatu4 to the children ; but Milie.
Renauld had begged for a religious
ceremony also, and Rochefort could
not refuse a request which will be
probably her last The blessing of
the Church was, therefore, bestowed
on the pair by the Abbe Follet, chap
lain, of prisons. They then parted,
and at II o'clock of their bridal morn
ing their wedded life ended forever.
How I'ewla are) Bsji-leel.
We know an old lady, as blithe a
body as ever lived in this worfd, who
years ago, prepared becoming gar
ments ready for her last journey.
David Garrick's widow religiously
preserved her wedding sheets, that
they might serve her for a shroud.
In 1 63 a vourjg married lady was.
at her express desire, buried in all her
wedding finery, consisting of a white
neglige and petticoats quilted into a
mattrass, pillow and lining for her
coffin ; her wedding shift was her winding-sheet,
and she wore a fine point
lace tucker, handkerchief, ruffles and
apron, and a lappet head of the same
costly materials. Diamond ear-rings
wereplaced in her ear3, gemmed
rings on her fingers, and a valuable
necklace around her neck ; white silk
stockings and silver-spangled shoes
with stone buckles completed her cos
tume. A Norfolk gentleman pre
served such a happy recollection of
matrimonial life that when, at the
age of ninety-one, he lay on his death
bed, he gave instructions that he
should be buried in his wedding
shirt, which be had carefully kept for
the purpose, that garment being sup
plemented with his best suit of clothes
his best wig, his silver-buckled,
shoes, black wrist ribbons, and his
favorite walking cane. Margaret
Coosins, who was buried in Cuxton
churchyard, Kent, in 1783, ordered
her body to be attired in scarlet satin,
put in mahogany coffin having a
vault nnder a pyramidal monument,
the glass doors of the vault being
covered with green silk curtains.
Another example of vanity strong in
in death was afforded us a few years
ago, when a wealthy court milliner
left strict injunctions behind her that
her body should be enfolded in point
deem Better Day a.
There is something deeply and
peculiarly affecting in the expression
applied to persons in distress
"they have seen better days," No
claim upon our sympathy touches us
so nearly as tbta. When woman, in
particular, gentle, good and unobtru
sive, is the unfortunate object who
has "seen better days," the cause is
still more strongly calculated to move
our compassions, for we are usually
inclined to presume, and with proba
bility, that though she is a participat
or in the sad reverse, she could not
have had any blamable share n pro
ducing it Of all objects of pity, in
deed, under the sun, the woman who
has undergone a change in her estate,
and bears her fall with uncomplain
ing mildness and patience, is one of
most truly and profoundly interesting.
Shoeless, garmentless, homeless pov
erty that sits by the wayside begging,
with many wants obtruded on every
had, never touches the soul with a
pang a hundredth part so acute as
does the shrinking, carefully concealed
indigence of the woman who has
"seen better days.
In early times in California, milita
ry titles as handles to the name were
very common. John Phoenix tells
the story that he was one day leaving
San Francisco" by the steamer. Ev
erybody else was taking leave of
friends but he did not know a soul
in the crowd. Ashamed of his Ion i-
ness, as tne Doat snored on n called
out in a loud voice, "Good By, Colo
nel !" and, to his great delight every
man on the wharf took off his hat
and shouted "Colonel, rood by!"
Rkadt Made Soldiers. France
is endeavoring to improve her mili
tary arrangements and repair the
ravages of the war. One of the meas
ures toward that end is the establish
ment of ontfiting stores in certain
localities. Of these M. Thiers is
reported as saying: "We must in
future be ready to go to war at a
day's notice, and the young soldiers
must be able, on entering dressed in
their civilian clothing, by one door of
the stores, to leave by the other
armed, equipped and ready to fight
The supreme excellence in charac
ter, manner, style, and in all things,
They do not shoot well in Barton
county, Kansas. Six people were
shot at in one week; lately, and only
one killed. And they call themselves
marksmen those Western men.