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FARM SEWS AND VIEWS.
Wind-Breaks and Shelter in Winter.
Sheep and Pasture.
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Arrlk Somerset, Pa.
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. vr7 J. OOLE.
? JS jV ;u -u.cn! and adjoining
douse iiow, oppuslU:
A. L. ii. HAY.
i Afloat Vs-AT-LAW.
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I I tacja k all' ln.iM entruhled o hu
ji aoiucrs! an J mljoiuiu couuUe, wiui
tHjui -t. Pa.
nucuurd Uj wiui pruuipl&ewi
.'.COLftJKS. U C. CXJLBuRN.
ATi U iLt 1 S- A f -1-A W,
. tjs.iuw. t;;irusi lu our care will be
L. . - ... . . .... a
prvucf in bouerset aud adjuiuiDK
t 'Jin. Aj u.una elilruilivd Ui U11U Ul
a. CuFF HoTE. W. H. KL'PPEU
ViTauIH & KUPPEL,
i.: ujlum m:rut:H vo their cure will be
r-.J iu iiuuiiUA..) alUuded to. Uinee
avji UIM llTerl, OpoaiU) Mauuuolii
I L MAK.-DEN, M. D.,
rb!siilA. uuJ nl ttoKuN,
LU. A:iri.I:.ui ...1-.. t.. ti.A r. ijth.
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5 ur Utbiuit-ul ol curoiilc diHuun.
W. CAH0TH1LS, M. D.,
1 buuientcl. Pa.
00 P-o. bueet, opjkoml V. B.
' HiiaiCiAJi akuM'BUEON,
I ISuiueniet, Pa.
-c.da h pa,fo..1,uni rrvK u Uie citl-
!werri uu viciuity. oiliest: corner
u kta ru-ioi ul
IUji irert, ra,, 0f Jjmj uor.
H. S. KIMJ1ELL,
i"f"jf? Fru(nK.iutl serv ice to the ciU-
5 , Ni"! Ur au Oe luuud at tUS Ol-
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if(. nui.uun to
St': '': lw''-u- Arunci
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ruoci! mtu tuiteruL
-fclSK B. FLL'CK,
f IS:s'i t-SolXLHR. Liu, Pa.
(j(HilERATIVE MUTUAL FIRE
j i en i ... ...
tirl kt actual cobt Lv insur-
I'-S Lome. Ve iusUfe Xowu MU(j
""llwty. Write for iufonuaUon.
JAC. J. ZORN,
. Eminence. Ppim'a
i i ttjj ; , , ,!u modern lmpr.n emenui
raj kt.. T 1,ir ""uai;eiucui trf John
HtM n Th- milk.
" r-r. a ben
Undertaker and Embalmer.
A GOOD HEARSE,
SOMERSET" . . Pa
VOL. XLVIII. NO. 1G.
need not lose flesh in summer
if you use the proper means
to prevent it You think
you can t take SCOTTS f
EMULSION in hot weather.
but you can take it and di-
gest it as well in summer as J
in winter. It is not like the
plain cod-Iivcr oil, which is '
difficult to take at any time.
3 ii you are losing flesh, J
you are losin ground and
and must have it to keep up
your flesh and strength. If
you have been taking it and
prospering on it, don't fail to
continue until you are thor
oughly strong and well.
5oc and fi.oo, all drug jists.
SCOTT A BOWKF, Chemist, New York.
First Moil Bant
undivided G.A nnn
PHOMT5 --T w-r.
tPoaiT ncccivc in iac .nosmali.
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TOCR DCALIRIr AND OTHCPtS SOLICITED
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
CHAS. O. WULL, OKO. K. SCUl.L,
JOHN K. K XJTT. ROBT. S. bC'L'LL,
EDWARD SCCLa, : : PRESIDENT.
VALENTINE HAY, : VICE PRESIDENT.
HAKV'KY M. BERKLEY, CAtiillEK
The fuD1 and ecnritie of tlil banc are ts-
curely pmtwted in a celebrated Corliss Bra
6ux Pkoof Sin. Tue ouly sufe made abso
Jacob D. Swank,
Watchmaker and Jeweler,
Next Door West of Lutheran Church,
Somerset, - Pa.
prepared to supply the public
with Clocks, Watches, and Jew
elry of all description, as Cheap
as the Cheapest,
All work guaranteed. Lao at my
stock before making your
J. D. SWANK
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MEN'S BOYS'. WOMEN'S, 6IRLS' i"d CHILDREN'S
SHOES. OXFORDS ! SLIPPERS.
Black and Tan. Latest Styles and Shapes
Adjoining Mrs. A. E. Uhl, South-east
corner of square.
I ti. i f.:.. A'
f ply most nii.ci.Mn ccr
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"Tj H.at tl-it ltil:'(i.r.
beauty's churi, ill-'. tti .
fiu:-actl tuuea to tl.t !r vis
too u or dn.ing iti. , ir tl.c
nicUo glov. ot
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to hjr.aoais vitb any iutct.tr
Li:igiups t decor: tioj s.
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t-or nle rrrr l: re
Get an Education
COiTRAL STATE KOEKAL SCHOOL
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am. kudMM bildi fnuaa,
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(Ma la J I'Uo. to rui oim.
U'omiieliral ia Mac. 6.wt6.i,Tf,.
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InTMiuna W prt.hif MOnuhta. OB.mnl
buu ncUr omaaoatial. Ujumixoo o. fitmu
nil fr Oldwrt aa-MM-7 tur -cni. I'"''-
fatnu takea ti.rowh Mini Co. IoetT.
Boriial aatiet, wttboat ctiT. Ut tk.
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lIIIVM f Pa ii KdU! TPrfc
lUtlil OtUU. "tun iyi
.Branca oia. arn.
"IT'S I IT THE ALTITUDE."
"Wben we moved out from IllluoU we had the
I blam.lMit time
' a . i . . i .
B'"'n- used to what pa called this cuKu.
Him tll!c' u 'moat every duy it waan't In
Like what we'd all bin Yuntomed to back
yonder la the Eai.
He ald the air wiui rsryfije to aich a much
At fut It T-ted tenderfcvt like ma au' Cta
An' after that fur quiu- a while, no matter
He'd nay in an excuKin' wav: fcIfa in th.
When alkter got a sort o' heau, a little pop
That wore a cane an' t.perbtclt au (tinDed
n a monkey way.
That combed Ida hair Jest like a pal an' wre
a muvtarli that
I tol'.hiui uuce he'd belter hide away from
our ol' cat.
I noticed pa a-wau iiin' him like he was won
In Uiunder was the funny thine that she'd
gone out an' caught.
An' I beard nut a-telliu' him Unit he was
In aayln' that he kinder goetwed 'twa In the
I never will lorgit the time pa went to lodge
To take the Royal ISlue degree, an' aay, he
was a night
When he come woblilin' home agin onHliddy
on hln pegs.
Just like he was a-breakln in a pttiro' rubber
Ma asked him what the mutter, was, an' had
to bawl, an' CIs
She said : "Well, who'd "a ever thought that
It'd come to this V
An' pa he jest sot sluplJ like, an' sort o'
grinned, au' you'd
A died to seen him try U say. "It's lu the
fa waked me up not long ago, his faeeall
screwed in grins.
An' tol' me to git up an' see my little bruther
An' sure enough the kids were there, the
cutest little mates
That ever huppened, I jest bet, in forty-seven
I thought that ma would have a fit! She
laCed an' said : Oh, dear !"
An' 'lowed I'd guessed it sure enough, an
CIs looked mighty queer.
An' turned her back the other way, but pa
be jest pooh-poohed.
When I inquired of him if that waa In the
THE NEWEST WOMAX.
"Well, really now, this is awfully
good of you. Miss Tolly, taking pity on
a poor devil like rue. Have a chair,
will you?" and Roderick hospitably
swept a pile of papers from the hi ogle
chair his stutty little office contained.
"Thanks," said Polly, demurely. "It
grieves me to see" with a severe bend
ing of her pretty brow "that you are
not quite so cotnmodiously domiciled
as you have led your friends to believe.
Indeed, I fail to observe the costly statue
or the curtained recess which hid a
painter's masterpiece, or the bric-a-brac
which adorned youi xpecial sanctum,
or the jardiniere of exotics or "
"Ob, come now, don't be hard on a
fellow if he tried to cheat the world a
little with his optimism, but I found a
parallel for every parable."
"Parable is a very mild expression,"
put in Miss Polly. "I call it lies."
"The Bible name sounds better," be
suggested mildly, "and more appropri
ate; besides, I can illustrate every as
sertion. For instance," be pulled aside
the curtain from bis one window "this
is the curtained recess from which I
look down upon my costly statue; there
it is old Ben Franklin, shedding bis
benign presence over that dingy square.
Is he not as much miue as he is yours,
or Mr. Smith's, next door? That's the
sociological light to view it in; and the
painter's masterpiece is a little further
on, but visible to the naked eye. The
shimmer of the bay Is exquisite in the
sunlight, and on dull and murky days
it is Corot at his best; it might be a Tur
ner just now, it is such a brilliant dash
of color. And the brie a-brae, I assure
you, Miss Polly, that broken -nosed
Juno on the shelf just over your head is
a marvel of the rare unique."
"And the exotics," murmured Polly,
"how can you account for them?"
"My greatest treasurer' he announc
edpushing a tingle flower-pot in
view. "That is a sprig of rose geranium
that a certain young lady dropped from
her hair last Christmas at the Carring
tou's ball. Are you satietied ?"
"No. All those half-truths are worse
than lies" with a queer little catch in
her voice, tben with a sudden change
"I've come to eat my lunch with you;
it's dreadfully Improper, I know, but,"
maliciously, "my little oftice wa9 so
small that I sighed for more spacious
quarters. Are you sure your clients
will uot interrupt us?"
"I think I may assure your safety on
"Very well, then, I shall spread the
feast," cried Miss Polly, springing up
and grasping a fat black bag, which had
nestled unnoticed in her lap. "Remove
your ink and quills from your desk in
to the recess, also the legal cap and
those heavy tomes of jurisprudence and
The Heavenly Twins,'" with wither
ing scorn. "Is that the way you spend
your time, Roderick?"
"Only my leisure moments," he
"D- yru kuow," said Miss Polly, "I've
been tbinking it over calmly and de
liberately, aud I've come to the conclu
sion that progress and poverty don't
pull together at all. Theoretically it's
all very well to strain a point and say
they do, but, coming down to facts,"
with a smart thump of her closed fist
on the desk, "it doesn't work. The
grindstone of poverty has no more in
common with the giant strides of prog
ress than than "
"Than you with me," suggested Rod
erick. Bhe sent a reproachful glance across
the desk to where be sat in the window
"Can't you be impersonal for just two
minutes?" she asked. "I like to gen
eralize wide of the mark and narrow
down gradually and logically to my ob
jective point. It is such a mistake to
think that all women jump at conclu
sions. The new woman is entirely
above such things."
"You must be the very newest thing
in women," he said, iu an emphatic
tone of approval.
Bhe shook ber bead.
"Xo, we haven't reached the super
'"We? Then you are one in the
"Certainly," cried Polly, looking dis
tinctly ofteaded. "You don't suppose
I have come here for nothing?"
"I thought I flattered myself that
the pleasure of my society had some
thing to do with it."
"Nonsense!" She flushed up to the
roots of her pretty hair. "Don't be
foolish, Roderick. I came here with a
purpose; do be serious."
"I am," he assured her, "perfectly.
Now to the purpose."
'Oh, well," bit Lu g into another sweet
biscuit, "let us discuss things firsL"
"How provoking you are! Why,
progress aud poverty, if nothing better
suggests Itself ; we'll get to the point
"The first thing you spoke of?" ques
"Well, then, fire away."
"Thanks; your elegant invitation
puts me quite at my ease. I will 'Are
away.' You see, Roderic, poverty is
relative, as most things are, of course;
the absence of money means the ab
sence of so much more, not only the
material necessities of existence, but
tbe finer fibers of the soul and mind,
which crave not luxury but careful
and judicious nutriment. Can you fol
low my flight?" she asked.
"You soar high; it is hard work."
"Keep up as best you can I'm com
"Presently; have patience. The hand
ful of very rich do a vast deal for the
great army of the very poor, although
they don't get half enough credit for it,
but that kind of universal beggary is
not the sort I mean. It is the genteel
poverty that is the bitter foe to prog
ress. Too proud to beg, too honest to
stenl its votaries stand apart in dumb
suffering, and fail to grasp the remedy."
He smiled at her eagerness; it was a
bitter, rather hopeless smile.
"Are you the discoverer of the prom
ised land for such hapless mortals?"
"There is no promised land unless we
go in a body and seek it. If our class
of poor were only kinder to one auoth
er, more confiding and less suspicious
in their intercourse if they would on
ly staad shoulder to shoulder why,
what an army of workers we should
"Chimerno, Miss Polly; we can't set
the world revolving tbe other way, else
tbe delinquent clients would step back
ward into my anxious clutches."
Polly opened her eye.
"Why, I thought your creed was op
timism!" "Well, it is, with reservations. I
don't believe in fairy tales, however,
even though told by the most bewitch
ing of fairies."
"Roderick, I wish you wouldn't talk
that way; it hurts."
"I beg your pardon."
"And shakes my resolution to say
what I have come to say. You wouldn't
have me go away without that, would
"Not for worlds."
But Miss Polly seemed to have sud
denly lost ber tongue. Ube sat staring
at Roderick's masterpiece a gorgeous
bit of turquoise bay dotted with white
"Pride is a very selfish thing," she
remarked at length, apropos of noth
ing. "That depends," said Roderick.
"It has done a great deal of mis
chief," insisted Polly.
"Ouly in the sense that one can have
too much of a good thing sometimes."
"Yet proud people are not often hap
py," she said.
He reflected gravely.
"I give you the inside track of the
"Roderick, I am afraid you are very
Miss Polly changed her tack.
"Don't you think if people want
something very much they should ask
for it if if it is so within the bounds
"Asking and getting are two very
different things; It's well worth risk
ing, I should say."
"And and suppose for the sake of
argument that there were two peo
ple a mau and a woman of the gen
teel poor class who want something,
say, for instauce, each other, more than
auytbiug else in tbe world "
She stopped, a little scared look in
her wistful eyes, but he was silent, so
she went on:
"Suppose the man's pride stood up
like a gaunt, grim ghost and said: 'No,
you can not marry this woman. You
must let your youth dragon in unloved
loneliness because you are struggling
and poor. You must have no one to
help you it would be unmanly.' If
this were really so, would it be right
for the woman to suffer and remain si
lent?" He was forced to answer her.
"That would be her only course," he
"That may be your 'old woman' with
the meek brow and head bowed to ad
versity's blast We new ones know
better. We are not going to let our
chances of happiness Blip through our
fingers for mere form. Roderick, do
you bear me?"
There was low entreaty in her tone.
He had risen and turned away from
ber, bis broad figure shutting out the
"Roderick," she entreated, "won't
you spnak to me?"
Still there was no answer.
"Roderick," with a break in her
voice, "don't you love me after all?"
Her face bad grown suddenly color
less; her lips trembled, and she was
obliged to bite bard on a biscuit to keep
back tbe tears of mortification.
Tbe new woman was making a haz
He wheeled around and looked at her
"Well, suppose I do what then ?"
But he reckoned without his host
Such an admission set Miss Polly on
her feet again. She laid down her bis
cuit and leaning both elbows on the
desk, nodded across at him with a de
"Eoderick, will you marry me?"
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27. 1899.
"I have only a woman's reason I
won't Let us talk about something
She rose and came around to him so
swiftly that be could not escape her.
She stood beside him with ber two
hands held out in supplication.
"Couldn't we pull : together for a
while until you are able to go it alone?
No one nead kuow."
"Jack Penrose is coming In here,
Polly for heaven's sake, go "
"Not until you say 'yes,' " said Polly,
seeing her advantage, and holding It
with all ber feminine will.
"Polly, I implore-"
"Then say it," cried Miss Polly,
It is now two years sinca Rxlerick
married the new woman, and the new
est woman HeS Pootng in her cradle.
Measuring; Hay ia the Stack.
Here are a few simple rules for deter
mining the amount of bay in a stack
or mow, when It Is not convenient to
weigh it, which we have printed sev
eral times, but give them again for the
benefit of new subscribers and those
who forget. Selling by measurement
is not always the most satisfactory
method, but it is sometimes tbe most
convenient Sellers are disposed to in
sist that a cube of 7 leet is a ton. This
is entirely too small and will not weigh
out Ho v many cubic feet will make
ton depends on so many conditions
that no certaiu rule can be given. It
depends on the kind of hay, whether
timothy, alfalfa, or prairie; on the char
acter of the bay, whether fine or coarse;
on the condition in which it was put in
the stack, the length of time it has been
there, and particularly on the size, es
pecially the depth of the stack or mow.
In a very large mow, well settled, 400
cubic feet of alfalfa or timothy may av
erage a ton, but on top of the mow or
in a small stack it requires 500 to 512
cubic feet, sometimes even more. It is
not safe for tbe buyer to figure on less
than 500 cubic feet, but in a well-filled
stack, in selling, it would be safer to
weigh than to sell at that measurement
To tied the number of tons in a barn
mow or bay shed multiply the length,
depth and breadth together and divide
by the number of cubic feet which, con
sidering the quality of bay and condi
tion iu which it was put up, w ill make
a ton. lor long stacks or ricks multi
ply the length in yards by tbe width in
yards and this by half the altitude in
yards and divide the product by fifteen,
and this should give the tonnage.
To measure a cone-shaped stack find
tbe area of tbe base by multiplying the
square of the circumference in feet by
the decimal .0'XS and multiply the
product thus obtained by one-third of
the height in feet and then divide as
before, cutting off five right-hand fig
ures. The correctness of this will de
pend somewhat on the approximation
of the stack to a regular cone, and if
the stack bulges out it makes the prod
uct too smalt The better way is to es
timate the area of the stack up to the
point of tapering iu and apply the rule
to the cone-shaped top. The best way
is to weigh. Tbe experience of weigh
ing a few stacks will enable any one to
judge quite correctly.
Another approximate rule for meas
uring a round stack is this: Select a
place which is as near as possible to
what the average size would be if the
stack were of uniform diameter from
the ground to the top of the point.
Measure around this to get the circum
ference. Add four ciphers to the cir
cumference at the right and divide the
whole by 3 1559 to get the diameter.
Now multiply half the diameter by half
the circumference and the feet of the
circumference area are obtained. Mul
tiply by the number of feet the stack is
high, and tbe solid or cubic feet in the
whole are ascertained. Then divide by
tbe number of feet in a ton, which
ranges all the way from 370 to 512, ac
cording to tbe fineness and compact
ness of the bay. This will give the
number of tons iu the stack.
Working Sight and Say.
The busiest and mightiest little thing
that ever was made is Dr. King's New
Life Pills. Every pill is a sugar-coated
globule of health, that changes weak
ness iuto strength, listlessness into en
ergy, traln-lag into mental power.
They're wonderful in building up the
health. Only 25c per box. Sold at J.
N. Snyder's Drugstore, Somerset, Pa.,
nd G. W. Brallier's Drug Store, Ber
He'd Been Helping Jerry.
In a small village In Keut lived a
farmer who had two sons. The elder,
Jerry, an industrious and hard-work
ing boy; the younger, Willie, just as
His father, wishing to encourage the
idle one, said to him:
"Willie, my boy, work hard all day
aud I will give you a shilling when I
Evening came, Willie met his father
at tbe gate, saying:
"Father, I have just about worked
to-day. I have been helping Jerry all
His father, greatly pleased, replied:
"That's a good boy, here's your shill
ing. By the by, what has Jerry been
"Oh, he's been fishing, father," came
the unexpected reply. Spare Mo
Bobbed the Grave.
A startling incident of which Mr.
John Oliver of Philadelphia, waa the
subject, is narrated by him as follows:
"I was in a most dreadful condition.
Mv skin was almost yellow, eyes sunk
en, tongue coated, pain continually in
back and sides, no appetite gradually
crowing weaker day by day. Turee
physicians bad given me up. Fortu
nately, a friend advised trying 'Elec
tric Bitters;' and to my great joy and
surprise, the first bottle made a decided
improvement I continued their use
for three weeks and am now a well
man. I know they saved my life, and
robbed the grave cf another victim."
No one should fail to try them. Only
50 cents a bottle, at J. N. Snyder's Drug
Store, Somerset, Pa., and at O. W.
BraHier's Drug Store, Berlin, Pa.
LEFT THEIR FEUD
TO GO TO WAR.
Bakeri, Hatfields and Whites Enlist
in the Sew Volunteer Army.
Krum the Chicago Times-Herald
Peace reigns in the mountains of
Clay county, Ky , for the righting men
of the famous Baker family, kuowing
themselves overpowered, beaten and
outnumbered, resolving uot to stand
and be killed nor to sue for peace w ith
the Howard.4, have enlisted in the
United States army. The lightiug
strength of the Baker family is gone;
the boys have joined Company M of
the new Thirty-first Uuited Slates Vol
unteer Infantry, and are now at Han
Fraucisco wailing to go aloard the
transport bound for Manila.
Forty of the mst famous of tbe Ken
tucky fighters Bakers, Hatfields aud
Whites are in Company M. The Whiles
of Company M, although related to the
Whites, of the Howard family, are
friends of the Bakers and related to
them through marriage, and are exiled
with them through fear if the word
can be used in connection with these
men of extermination. The boys are
marching to war, but they vow to re
turn when the two years of service in
the Philippines is over, and one of
them, a corporal, says when they do
they will rally and there will be left
no Howard in all Kentucky.
The Thirty-first Regiment under Col.
Pettit, was recruited at Fort Thomas,
iu the highlands back of NewjHjrt, Ky.
When the call for troops to suppress the
rebellion in tbe Philippines came aud
recruiting of the new Thirty-first com
menced, a blue-eyed handsome moun
taineer, armed with a revolver came
and announced bis intention of exist
ing. He was examined and accepted.
He was Bob Baker, one of the nerviest
men and one of tbe best shots in the
mountains; and everybody in the Ken
tucky bills can shoot
Within a week he was joiued by a
dozen of his brothers and kinsmen,
and when the regiment nioved on Au
gust IS there were 42 of the clan en
rolled iu Company M, and peace was
assured in Clay county for the next
two years at leant. Of those 42 men
every one is a crack shot, but t:iey long
for their pistols, and will not be recon
ciled with a Krag-Jorgenson.
A few days ago when the tympany
was on tte rirte range Bob Baker shoot
ing over 400 yards, scored ii out of a
possible 100, aud when bis lieutenant
congratulated him oijhis im.rksman
shipberaid: "That ain't nothiu'. If
I only bad my 45 Winchester I reckon
I could shoot some."
The Baker and White boys, of Com
pany M, as they clambered for the f!rt
time in their lives into the sleepers
that were to carry them to San Fran
cisco, and gazed for the last time in
two years, perhaps forever, at the Ken
tucky hills, went hopefully. One of
them, talking to bis lieutenant just as
the train moved said:,
"We'll come back, and when we do
them fellows had better watch out"
Outnumbered aud driven from home,
tbe spirit of the feudists still held
strong in tbe mountain lads.
They declare tbe Bakers are not yet
whiped, aud that they will revenge
themselves yet They say ihey can
not hope to contend with the Howards
unless they secure allies, and they biut
that the Philpots oue of the strongest
claus in the mountain country are
friendly to the Bakers, aud that if the
Philpots ever come out openly against
tbe Howards the feud will end in the
extermination of the Howards and the
Griffin-Morris families. The Philpots
aud Griffin-Morris clans have beeu at
war for five years.
The history of the Raker-Howard
war has been written many tl es. The
trouble started originally in a dispute
over the ownership of some logs, and
in the fight which followed Tom Baker
killed W. Howard and B. S'.orer.
F.om that day to the departure of the.
Bakers for the army there has been no
cessation of hostilities. During the
last two years four Bakers aud nine
Howards have been killed.
Bjb Baker, a corporal iu Company
M, is the leader of the Bakers in that
company. His father, one brother and
three cousins have been killed in the
last four years. His cousin, Tom Bak
er, was killed recently while in the
guardhouse of a Kentucky militia reg
iment, surrounded by soldiers. He was
being held for the killing of Will
While, John and Sid Baker are the
best shots and the ntrviest men of the
clan. They are brothers, but have ar
rayed themselves on ditferant sides of
the feud, for Sid Baker married a
Howard and since has fought with the
clan of his wife against his own fam
ily. Bundy Green, private in Company
M, U a cousin of the Bakers, and in the
recent rifle practice on the range at
Fort Thomas made tbe best score of all
the sharpshootersof the company. Two
days ago he scored ix out of a possible
100 at 400 yards. Heis known as the best
shot with a Winchester ia all the moun
tains, aud last Christmas killed 12 turk
eys straight at 300 yards, and every
turkey was hit iu tbe bead.
Corporal Bob Baker, the military
leader of tbe clan, seems to bear a
charmed life. He has beeu the especial
object of dislike of tbe Howards for
several years, aud half a dozen at
tempts to kill him have failed. He has
never been scratched by a bullet He
and his brother, who afterward was
killed, were with their father when he
was fired upon and killed, and togeth
er the boys killed their father's !a;er,
Among the recruits in Company M
is another famous Kentucky fighter,
Jim Hatfield, a nephew of "Old Cap"
Hatfield, who enlisted, so be says, be
cause he hates peace, Hatfield carries
a bullet iu his thigh which was buried
there when he was but 13 years old.
and be quietly adds, in telling the
story, that a year later he killed the
man who shot him.
Company M is tbe pride of Colonel
Pettil's regiment It has been ad
vanced to the first company in tbe reg
iment and almost all its drill has been
in outpost and picket duty, showing
that the company ia intended entirely
for sharpshooters' duty when It arrives
in the Philippines. With 42 wonder
ful shots and men schooled to fight
against ambuscades and from ambush,
the chances are it will be a sharp thorn
in the side of Aguinaldo before the
campaign is over. The company is
now at San Francises waiting to go
aboard transports as soon as the brigade
can lie organized.
The Blind Sparrow.
There was a commotion in the apple
tree, where the spsrrows had congre
gated iu great numbers, and with more
than usual demonstrations of interest
in the first flight of a young pparrow
family. They seemed greatly excited,
uttering strange notes of wonder or of
fear, as if something were out of the
Oue of the young birds was standing
ou tbe edge of the lie-t timidly flutter
ing Its wings, while the others urged
it to flight, both by precept and by ex
ample. When the poor thing finally
ventured to use its wings, it fell down
fluttering to the ground.
Ruby picked it up tenderly, and,
trying to soothe its distress, she dis
covered that it had no eyes. The head
was otherwise perfect, but where the
eyes should have been, it was curious
ly smooth, with bo signs of even em
bryotic orbs of vision.
Here was a strange freak of nature,
a curiosity, to be sure, but a sad fate for
the poor little sparrow to be blind!
What chance could a blind bird have
to make its way iu the world ?
Ruby placed It carefully iu a lutsket,
where the old birds brought food to it
for several days, until it gained
strength and courage to try its w ings
in an upward flight
Then there was a curious school of
methods in our back yard. All the
sparrow colony seemed interested iu
the blind bird, and evinced considera
ble wit or w isdom in their plans for
teaching it how to reach tbe tree w here
so many of them mad e their home.
Relays of sparrows were perched
upon a bush, the fence, the tree, all
making plaintive calls, which the blind
bird answered. After many efforts it
succeeded in reaching the first group
of its friends, and they revived it with
great demonstrations of delight Suc
cess brought courage, and in a few
hours it had reacted the tree, guided
by the calls of its comrades.
Tbe blind bird is full grown now,
but dependent upon the neighborly
offices of its friends, which fly down
with it evey day into the grass under
the apple tree, aud tbe afflicted bird
waits patiently, while they feed it with
the crumbs that we leave there, and a
few bugs and worms by way of relish.
Our Animal Friends.
A Chicago hotel manager employed
a handy man going by the name of
"Bill" to do his window washing. One
morning Bill, instead of doing his
work, was amusing himself by reading
the paper, and, as bad luck would have
it, the manager looked in.
"What's this?" he said. Bill was
dumfouuded. "Pack up your things
and go," said tbe manager!
So poor Bill weut to the office, drew
the money which was owing to bim,
and then went upstairs and put on his
good clothes. Coming down, he went
to say "Good-by" to some of tbe other
servants, and there he happened to
run across the manager, who did not
recognize bim in his black coat
"Do you want a job?" asked the
"Yes, sir," said Bill.
"Can you clean windows?".
"You look a bandy sort of fellow. I
only gave the lost man $, but I'll give
"Thank you, sir," said Bill; and in
half an hour be was back in the tame
old room cleaning the window this
time, and not reading the paper.
A Thousand Tongues
Could not express the rapture of Annie
E. Springer, of 1125 Howard st., Phil
adelphia, Pa., when she found that Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consump
tion bad completely cured her of a
hacking cough that for many years
had made life a burden. All other
remedies and doctors could give ber no
help, but she says of this Royal Cure
"It soon removed the pain in my chest
and I can now sleep soundly, some
thing I can scarcely remember of doing
before. I feel like sounding its praises
throughout the Universe, So will
every one who tries Dr. King's New
Discovery for any troubleof the Throat,
Chest and Lungs. Price 50e. and f 1.00.
Trud bottles free at J. N. Snyder's Drug
Store, Somerset, Px, and at G. W.
Brallier's Drug Store, Berlin, Pa.,
every bottle, guaranteed.
There came to a young doctor an un
commonly unclean infant, borne in tbe
arms of a mother whose face showed
the same abhorrence of soap. Looking
down upon the child for a moment, th
doctor solemnly said: "It seems to be
suffering from 'hydropathic hydropho
bia.'" "Oh, doctor, is it as bad as
that ?" cried the imther. "That's a
big sickness for such a mite. What
ever shall I do for the child?" "Wash
its face, madam," replied the doctor;
"tha disease will go off with the dirt."
"Was'i its face wash its face, indeed V
exclaimed the mother losing ber tem
per. "What next I'd like to know T'
" Wash your own, madam wash your
own," was the rejoinder. Buffalo r-u
Red Hot From The Gnu
Was the ball that hit G. B. Steadman
of Newark, Mich., in the Civil War.
It caused horrible Ulcers that no treat
ment helped for 20 years. Tben Buck,
en's Arnica Salve cured him. Cure
Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Boils, Felons,
Corns, Skin Eruptions. Best Pile cure
on earth. 25 cents a box. Cure guar
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GATHERIN3 WINTER APPLES.
Same Hints as to the Mast Suitable
From the Bedford Inquirer.
This is the time of the year when
many people are exercised as to what
course is bewt to pursue in regard to
gathering and caring for their winter
It is a qqestiou of considerable iiu
xrtance l the farmers aud fruit grow
ers of our i-Minty. The crop of wiuter
appl?s here Is qqite considerable aud,
in view of thti t'a.-t that there is only
abxit h-ilf a enp of wiuter appl .-s iu
the United states this year, they are
likely L command a fair price and it
will be important to our people to save
every available bushel because of its
The best time forgathering winter
apples depeudson circumstances. Some
varieties should always be gathered
earlier than others aud lu some sea
sons all varieties ui ty need to be gath
ered earlier and i:i others later.
If apples aro left on the trees too long
they get too ripi and will not keep
well, while if gathered too early they
are likely to wilt and to never get their
full flavor. Thus it will be seen that
each person must to a certain extent
use his own judgment in determining
the gathering time.
We have gathered Ramoos as early
as the 13th of September and had them
keep well until April and still be crisp
As a rule Rant bos, Baldwins, Ealts,
Smokehouse, Bell Flower and Spy
should ls gathered earlier than lieu
Davis, Imperial Pippin, Newtown Pip
pin, Rawle's Jauet and such later
ripening varieties. Apples growing
ou a Northern slope will not ripen as
s-mju as those having a southern ex
osure and can therefore be left longer
on the trees. As a rule the first named
varieties may bi? gathered as soon as they
begin to fall freely after the llh of
September, while the last named ones
may usually be left until the first of Oc
tolier or even later. .
All, however, should be gathered be
fore they begin to ripen on tbe tree.
The true w in't r apple is not intended
to ripen on the tree but to continue the
process of ripeuiug until late spring in
some varieties. From the day an apple
is ripe deterioration aud decay begin.
It Is for this reason that we keep them
in a cool strnosphere thereby prolong
ing the period of ripening.
A good rule is to begiu picking as
soon as any particular variety begins to
fall freely, but uone should be left ex
posed to a series of heavy frosts, at it
will greatly hasti n their ripening and
cause them to decay early in the season,
unless they can be kept in cold storage.
Some years ail apples can safely be
stored in heaps under the trees until
they are sold or until there is danger of
freezing. Olher seasons apples gathered
before or eveu after the first of October
will need to be stored in a cool room or
cellar, to keep them at a low temper
ature and prevent heavy loss by rot
ting after being gathered. The charac
ter of the weather must determi ne these
matters. In most cases the better plan
Is to place ths apples iu heaps under
the shade of the trees or covered with
straw or other coarse material until
after they have passed the sweatiug
process and then, if the weather is
warm, transfer them promptly to a
cool cellar. Where special fruit houses
with open bins have been provided
they can be taken directly from tbe
trees as fast as gathered with very sat
isfactory results. Much must always
depend upon individual experience and
judgment in each special locality. No
iron bound rule can be given or taken
as a safe guide, but by keeping in mind
the foregoing facts almost any one can
learn in a few seasons what are the best
methods as applied to his own orchard
ud the variety of fruit he grows. If
one grows all Ben Davis, Imperial
Pippin or Rawle's Janet, he can gen
erally let them hang on the trees until
October, and the increased size and im
proved color will generally make up
all the loss from falling. In some
localities the same rule will hold in re
gard to Baldwins and kindred varie
ties, but in most cases it w ill be found
safer and more profitable to gather aud
store them earlier. The above has beeu
written in response to inquiries from
quite a uumber of persons, and in the
hope that it may aid many of our fruit
growing friends aud patrons iu making
the the most of their apple crops.
When doctors fail, try Burdock Blood
Bitters. Cure9 dyspepsia, constipation;
Invigorates the whole system.
As Children See Things.
A four-year-old bad, driving with hi
mother aloug a country road was great
ly attracted by a gaudy rooster which
hopped on a fence and stretched its
neck, preparatory to crow. "O, mam
ma!'' the youngster said, "jast look at
that rooster rubber-necking."
Dorothy (greatly surprised at seeing
a horseless carriage go by) My! there's
a carriage that's walking in its sleep!
Carl didn't like his uew suit of clothes
with the pretty ribbons at the knees.
"Boys don't wear neckties on their
legs!" he said. New York Mail and
"An Empty Sack Cannot Stand Up
right" Neither can poor, weak thin blood
nourish and sustain the physical sys
te:n. For strength of nerves aud mus
cle there must be pure, rich, vigorous
blood. Hood's Sarsaparilla is the
standard preparation for the blood and
its manv remarkable cures and the fact
that It d xs everybody good who takes
it prove it isju-H what you need tryou
are wtak aud languid.
Hood's Pills do at gripe. All drug
gists, 2" cents.
A soft corn can be eured by placing a
bift of cotton wooi. saturated witn olive
oil, between the toes and renewing it
every day. The corn will very soon
T.t--i tha l.urn out-, hea'sj th wound;
cures the pain. Dr. Thomas' Ec!ctric
' Oil, the household reoaeay.
Most farms lack wind breaks or open
shelter. A shed facing the south gives
abundant fresh air, sunshine aud shel
ter from winds, and is preferable to
compelling aaimals to remaiu coutin d
ia stalis. The use of wire for fencing
expones cattle to the full force of the
winds, while old-style fences were par
tial wind-breaks. The &tme olj-tion
applies tj wire u fencing for poultry.
To remove the difficulty the yard
should be surrouudvd with a thick
hedge, or a hedge uiay be grown ou the
north aud west sides. American arbor
vitae is excellent for the purpose, and
two lines of hedg one in the rear of
the other will greatly assist in protect
ing against the cold winds. Sheltered
animals require less food for support of
the body than those that may be ex
posed, and it will be a saving in tbe
cost of food to provide shelter. An ex
cellent mode is to place the cornstalks
on the outside of the fence, sufficiently
far from it to prevent interference from
stock, as cornstalks will provide an ef
fectual wind-break. It is also more ad
vantageous to use the stalks for such
purpose than to permit them to go to
wast in the fields after being shocked.
Early and late frosts are disliked by
farmers, but such frosts do more harm
to insects than the severe old of win
ter, as they catch many insects out of
the ground or just below the surface.
It has been noticed that when the win
ters are severely cold, and the ground
remains froze u until well into spriug,
lusects are more numerous the follow
ing summer thau when tbe winters are
mild. It Is the alternate freezing aud
thawing that does the damage to in
sects, especially when there is a warm
rain followed by a sudden freezing of
the ground below the surface.
A farmer may le successful and grow
large crops, yet become poorer because
the land has lost Its fertility. Every
thing sold from tbe farm is taken from
tb ) land, and the supply must at some
tint; become exhausted. Rotation of
crops, plowing under of green food and
the saving of manure will assist in re
taining fertility, but nevertheless much
leaves the farm that Ls never returned
unless the farmer buys something iu
its place. Fertilizers should therefore
le used on every farm in order to keep
the farm up to its highest degree of fer
Considerable labor may le saved by
proper construction of grain bins. No
work is more disagreeable than that of
shoveling grain out of a bin, frequently
the work, being done by getting into
the bin when the grain is low. This
labor cau be saved by attaching a spout
to the Ij.wer portion of the bin, or the
front boards may be movable. The
movable boards should be preferred if
the bins are used for the storage of
roots. It is easier to take roots from
bins thsn from pits in tbe open air, and
by projier packing the roots iu the bins
can be kept in good condition uutil
Many devices have been suggested
b prevent cows from kicking when be
ing milked, but the fact is that a kick
ing cow usually has other vices, and
the surest way to cure her is to send
her to the shambles. A cow that is
not gentle, reliable and free from vices
should be made to give way to one that
is of a better disposition.
There are several modes of securing
a sod ou a lawn. Sowing the seed is
not always reliable, as dry weather
may interfere, while laying sod over a
large lawn is laborious aud expensive.
One plan is to plow the grou'id and
manure with fine manure, harrowing
it several times. Get the sod, break it
into many small pieces, and plant each
piece six inches apart, using a trowel.
Next, roll the plot and leave it to be
come matted, as each piece of grass
will meet the others. Kentucky blue
grass is the best for n lawn.
The land that was devoted to pota
toes this year should be seeded to rye,
limed in the spring and corn grown ou
the same land next year. Such a plan
gives the land two weedings and cleans
it thoroughly. It also is an advantage
not to grow potatoes ou tbe same land
oftener than one year in four as a pre
caution against disease. Rye should
cover all land that is plowed in the fall,
as it prevents loss of fertility, and when
turned under in the spring it will add
fertilizing material to the soil, the lime
being used to neutralize any acidity
that may exist
Too much ground food is not benefi
cial to fowls. They have no teeth, the
work of preparing the food being done
by the gizzard, which must be niade to
do duty or the birds will not thrive.
Ground or soft food will answer for an
occasional mess, but the proper fooTs
are hard grains, which the fowls prefer
to grind for themselves through the
agency of the gizzard.
Every pound of grain or other food
purchased and brought on the farm
compensates for the loss of the ele
ments removed from the soiL A ton
of bran represents fifty pounds of ni
trogen, fifty-three pounds of phosphoric
acid and thirty-two pounds of potash,
worth about $11. A large proportion
of these substauces is left in the ma
nure after tbe brau has beeu used for
Should sows farrow in tbe fall the
pigs will be at a great disadvantage
compared with those that are farrowed
iu spring unless extra care is given
them to protect them against cold in
winter. Fall p'gs will grow and make
fine bogs if the conditions are favorable,
but if they are chilled, even for a fw
hours, the effects will be noticeable for
several months. It is the liability of
exposure that makes fall pigs more ex
pensive than those that start out iu
spring, with warm weather aud green
food in their favor.
Tbe fail is the time to renew the or
chard. Iteinove the dead wood and
then plow the land, applying lone
meal and wood ashes. Manure may
also l-c applied to advantage, the
ground being well harrowed after Uie
fertilizer or manure Las been broad
casted. In the spring the ground may
be used for potatoes, early rbbage, car
rots, beets or parsnips, which will per
mit of growing a crop while cultivating
Your nerves are composed of th
same material as those who have Leea
cured by Wheeler's Nerve Vitalizer.
It is your fault if you continue to suf
fer from nerve trouble. For sale at
Garman's Drug Store, Berlin, 1'a.,
and Mountain A Son's Drug Store,
The best way to get to the top is to
begin at the bottom, and then just turn
things upside down.
The fellow who begins by leuding.n
ear to blandishment is apt toend by
losing his head completely.
The woman whiweana mw dress
is usually satisfied with her surroundings.