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A. U O. HAT.
rm rompUj Oend to tvU J-
O0ii 1" MmiiiuioUi itioca-
TOHX 0. KIMMEL,
rsuaaivoaU business entrusted to his
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TA1U3 L. PUGH,
8ome et. Pa.
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sua fls if" -
sue miMm .Uied, titles examined, ana all
m. aa sns ailenuea to wim
I i CuLBORS. L. C COLBOBN.
nuLBOKX A C0LB0KN,
J Al'i Uli a V li-Al-LAW,
IZiaclMsi minuted to our cars will bs
A ...tt..t... - imwimI liL 4kllM
laoc m Bou-enet, ttvdiord and aojoln-
;MtttMa nuneyuig auu w ,
katae rauuaauie lerms.
ri pnctici In Somerset and adjoining
imu 1,1 h.wiiiMi,Miiirutfiijil ta iuia wiu
am pnaupl alien uoo.
L E. 00FFBOTH. W. H. ECPPEU
sii batlDeBi entrusted to their cars will be
(wLijasa puucuislly attended to. UtSea
K lUu Cna. slreet, oppuaivs afammoth
TI L MAPjSDEX, M. D.,
11a HUu UV mid HiriUiEON.
lllttOTtf Pirbt XMtlfmul liAnk.
ffMMi suuuuu given to the care of the
1o lu tut iftaiuieulol curouic uia
W. CAROTHEBS, M. D.t
u0m oa Pstrint, buaet. opposlw V. B.
P. F. SHAFFEH,
hHVsiaAS ajip bUKXJEON.
tiiim his professional services to the elU-
sutucnei aud vicinity, umos comer
tria sud rsuiot street.
i-HVolUAN AMD oUKGION,
uBaas ltsin slreet, rear of Drug llora.
I Hi R. S. KIMXf F.T.T..
Jlik professional services to th clU
s st auoKnet aud vicinity. Unless pro
Wo''T eufnged be can be lound at his of-
OnbilUM.t IB Ihtntlrd fT
ll".ft Dlf'.l . .. .1 a-
m M.a .UTUUVU VU UUOJ piWIJI liWH
-tutruj yerui. rtAncit.i ieu liuerted.
A... ... . , . . .
uV"'""' guaranteed sauslacvory. umos
'-t.ver L. H. Jjavis Cos Mora,
nu. vroat sua rainot suaata.
KAXK B. FLUCK,
aiMjiQ KS G1S tXJL IaUUs, Pa,
COOPERATIVE MUTUAL FIRE
OS. CO., BERLIN, PA.
insurance at actual cost by insar-
Lotue. We insure Town and
mib projitny. Writ for InformaUon.
JAC. J. ZORN,
tuiZ!ii?uwa 'on has been refursUbed
su modern improvemenu
s.r, . Uu1T be mauagemeut of John
xm J' Vl penenced hotel man. Ths pa u-
At H HL'siox,
Undertaker and Embalmer.
A GOOD HEARSE,
wwTUun, pwtSAtuiit fussrsla fttrs,
TT THURSDAY, NOV.
JL II rj
VOL. XLVIII. KO. 21.
Of u Undivided laisrut la Carls!, ftcm m
rVcsls r U4 s4
of the Lnlted states for ibe Wotrni bthtrict
of Pennsylvania, nude on th 22d day of Set .
if.'V"'1 ,n ln matter of AM.bl li
COURT HOUSE IN THE BOROUGH OF SOMERSET,
At 2 o'clock P. ftL,
S'T111 thlpd P"11 of lh fo'iowlnf de-
r- y fto m una ana Mineral
miemu of mil a Amanda ti. Sink, .aid
I n . . ' ' UiTOiKV OI
The one'nndlrlded thlnl n.rt r .11 ik,.
ertain plww. or paroeli of laud and mlat-rml
liilemiut, aitaate In Iwer Turkey foot town
Khlp. in tneeoanty of Homenet, and Htate of
L Theone nndivided thlnl narinaoux.;.
tractof Land.aituateaaaroreKald, eontalninc
four hundred and twenty-four 424) acrv. war
ranted in the n. nie of W i llu.ni Jol lea. adjol n
Inf land, wairanted In th narue of tSatiiuel
fainter. Ueorxe Itark, Jr, WUitain Uark.
laaac MaHMi aud othrra.
2. The one uodlrided third nart of a am.
tain Uartof laud, aiiuate a. aforeald, eoo
talnlng two hundred and flliy-flve (iv aem,
beme part of a tract of laud, warranted In the
nam. of Hamuei fainter. Andrew Htewart,
reaerrlng oue-half of ali iron ore.
S. The one undivided third Mrtof a rvrtain
tractof land, altuate as aforeaaid. eontaluinv
aeventy-four 74cn-, known aa the John 1.
ivnaay tract, iienry K unx reaervluc foorteen
(14; acre, aurface now in puawmion of Jamea
Hyatt, with priviUe to the aald Jame. Hyatt
to mine and uae aulticient coal fur hla family
4 The one undivided third nart nf all lh.
coal underlying tbeurfaoe of a certain tract
of land, situate as aforvaakl, containing one
uuurcu tug aeven ivi) acres. Deiug pari ofa
ianrer tract of land, warranted in the nam
of (Samuel Fainter, with the right of free in
greaa, egrewi and regress.
&. The one undivided third cart of all that
certain tract of land, situate as aforeaald.
warnwiea in we name ot laaae alaaon, ad-
loiuiug land, warranted In toe name, of
William Joilea. Oeonre Uark and David cttew-
art, containing lour hundred aud twenty-
our yt.ti acrva, reserving and excepting rroin
Un conveyance the same reservation made
by Andrew Stewart and wife in tbeir deed to
John Rush, being all iron ore and the Umber
that is twelve lucne. acrau the (tump and
upwards two feet from the ground and with
certain privileges in said deed mentioned.
6. The one undivided third nart of all the
coal and mineral, underlying a certain tract
of Land, situate as aforesaid, containing sixty-three
((SI) acres, being a part of a tract
warranted in the name of Haniuel Painter, re
serving to andrew Stewart the one-half of the
Iron ore underlying said tract.
Ten percent, of the whole purchase money
to be paid when the laid property i. knocked
down; one-third of the whole purchase moo
ey, leas the ten per cent , to be paid on con
n rotation 01 sale oy uie luun: oue-inira 01
the purchase money to be paid in six months
from the date of confirmation of sale, with
Interest from date of counrmalion of sale.
and one-third of the purchase money to be
paid In our year rrom dale 01 connrmauon of
sale, with interest from date of confirmation
of sale; the deferred payments to be secured
to Ibe Trustee by the ootid and mortgage of
the purchaser or purchasers.
J. OEM MILL DA VIH,
i Trustee of the estate of Amaudus ti. riink,
bankrupt, A'lonna, rs,
A J. KILE Y, Attorney for Trustee, Altoooa.
Bank fcuildlng. Aitoona, Pa.
Altoooa. tm , October i liMI.
Bv virtue of an order of sals Issued out of
the Orphans' Court of ISomernet county. Pa.,
to the undersigned directed, there will be ex
posed to sale by public outcry, on
SATURDAY, NOV. 18, 1899,
At I o'clock P. Kt,
on the premises In the township of X a rimer,
county of (Somerset, I'm , the following de
scribed real estate, late the property of Crias
M urray, dee d, via :
AH that certain tract of land sltuaU In Lar
imer township, (Somerset county, Pa., adjoin
ing lands or John Burner, joun a.nepps
heirs. Ears Oeicer. KamueJ Bauman's heirs.
John Brown aud others, containing about ltM
acres, ot which So acres are cleared, oaiance
wood land, having thereon erected a one and
a half-story frame dwelliug house, bank barn
3dx6i feet and other outbuildings, la well wa
tered, all kinds of fruit and convenient to
school and church.
U In hand on confirmation of sale. M In six
monies and In twelve months from conflr-
UUiUon of sale, to oesecurra ou vue ift-iiii
hv ludirment bond. Ten per cent- of the pur
chase money to be paid on aay or aaie.
Administrator and Trustee of V rias Murray,
Johu a. Scott, Attorney, Somerset, Pa.
Valuabls Rsal Estate I
r i . ' . . mIs stutiiswl nnt fifth On
p liana' Court oi HonK-ret county. P-, aud to
m fl nWIM. 1 Will CAUUK . fUfiaa- awass, w
the preiulaem, oa
SATURDAY, NOV. 4, '99,
At on o'clock P. M
Uie following described real estate, late the
t. i. ikvid tichruck. dee'd. to-wit:
A pertain tractor land situate in onwerw
vallev township. (Somerset county, rs, ad-
lotning lands f U. K. Hayman, and of 11-
son Boker on ine wh -" rr- ----Wtu.
O. -v-hn k ou Uie south, of Hiram Bod-
amer. Edward bnuertiur-r anoBajuuei
MtatliolderoQ ifwiAoi " r
.... . MtiifA nlnv Ukrtv I Ail t
nirna iiir it- " -
acres more or less, having thereon a two-s'ory
. . . k n4 .aaSH flVu irks fitAAlila. M.
fc ...1 . w i. .Til ia tktTrrd fur aitie cvl
cja UC - a, us
Cash upon aeuvery o -H"".
teu per or ill to be paid when property is
One-third, after payment of expenses, to re-
.Jn..iiiy. in h.-u of dower.
... . . i i a 1 1 tanA
to Kacbel rchrrk, widow of said liavld
Mchrock. dee'd, the interest to be paid ber an-
U UJ.1I Will Ml u s , . -
lite p'lliM lpal thus reserved to the heirs of
uavia nenrora. nnrr
Real Estate !
i s AwA,4sasar th Ornhtiu' Coart
rurvuJavsj im mu wivni v : r , . .
of Koraemet cwnly. Pa there will be ld at
public sale, on preuim -.
Thursday. Nov. 9. '99.
At 7 o'clock f M..
the following described real estate, late ths
property of David Barahart, dec d
. J - ... iM sKaS s.f lark ft BtitniALA IB
IiCk I. n r7i asai a mv -the
township of tiueiiiaboniKg. county of
. . - - ... ..f AinMaA-lA-nLiA. auioln-
I tng lands nf John K. liood, Samuel Coleman.
James Smith. Adam Baruhart arid O. V.
Shaver, eoulaining am-ui x - -
same more or less, with a large twoHitory
frame dwelling noose ana isnte
neariy new, orchard, good waler.Acv thereou
(arm to good slate of cut lira uoo. The ooal
on Ibis tract has been sold.
No. t A eertslB tract of land situate is
the township of Somerset, eoumy and Stats
slomwld, adiotning laoos Emanuel rTle,
ITrlab M.i-toller. Alexander Trent. John Ills
. . , 1 1 1 sS Ksk I Ka S m
ano otners, s"""i : .Z
more or less. This tract Is underlaid with
coal and hs. some young timber. Tract o.
1 will be sold subject to s dower of about
tfM lu favor of Uie widow of Samuel Colo-
, . .k. h-miIua. monev oo dar
of aaa-- balanc '-f ooe third oa 1st Aprtl, lkui,
KIM aeed will be delivered and p.sMeuooa
give, one-third of the whole amount of pur
cbsss moticr after payment of debts to re
main a Men oo irswt No. 1 as s dower fur th
widow of David Baruhart. Balaaew of pur
chase money In ooe an w 7'" """"
I 1st April, mil, without l-.H...B
Adm'r of David Baruhart, dee'd.
isa food medicine for the 5
V baby that is thin and not v
well nourished and for the J
V mother whose milk does y
nnf nmtrich 4K haKv V
wrajaBa f IIV sWW W aL
flat tt . Jff W
y It is equally good for the v
O Knvf fr efirl iAhn S 4Kin mrA V
y pale and not well nourished y
W by their foodi also for the g
anxmic or consumptive y
g adult that b losing flesh V
y and strength.
V In fact, for all conditions V
y of wasting, it is the food J
V medicine that will nourish V
and build up the body and
Vgive new life and energy V
when all other means fail.
M Should b tmkea In summer mm
well aa wlater.
vr Joe. sad ti es, all druggists. y
SCOTT A BOWKE, CSieausts, New York,
First National Bafli:
UNDIVIDED ZA OnO
Prior I I i w-tbww
0CPsiT0acCCIC IN LaMg SHOwslaU
MOUMT. TSLk OS) OKsfAMO
ACCOUMT 0 all CHST, '".
STOCK OCALCMO. AN 0 OTHKR KOLICITtO
BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
CHAB. O. HCl'LL, GEO. R- HTULL,
JAME L. Pl'MU, W. H. MILLER,
JOHN R. SCOTT. ROBT. 8. HCL'LL,
rKh.il -W. BittohA.a.lvit
EDWARD SCTJLIa. : : PRESIDENT.
VALENTINE HAY, : VICE PRESIDENT
HARVEY M. BKKK.LEY, CASHIER.
Ths funds and securities of this bank are se
en re It protected In a celebrated Coblisb B0a
slai Foor Ssrc The only safe made abso
Jacob D. Swank,
Watohmtkar and Jtwoior.
Next Ooor Wt of Luthoran Church,
Somerset, - Pa.
I Am Now
prepared to aupply the public
with Clocks, Watchea, and Jew
elry of all descriptions, aa Cheap
aa the Cheapest.
All work guaranteed. Look at my
stock before making your
J. D. SWANK.
KEFFER'S HEW SHOE STORE!
HEN'S BOYS'. WOMEH'S, 6IRLS' an. CHILDREN'S
SHOES, OXFORDS ant SLIPPERS.
Black and Tan. Latest Style and Shapes
Adjoining Mrs. A. E. Uhl, South-east
corner of square.
BlcaJ most softly
4 play most cf U:U 1 1 cvt r -
festive 6CCHC vmuiuvii
Tae lijjlit Uitt l:iij.blrrs J,
beauty's charm, Uiut xt tLc
finisiicd touclt to tLctln tiit-R
roo.n or dining root:', is tl.e
mellow clow ot
WAX CANDLES .
SolJ ia all colors and shices ;
to harmoaiic vith any intcriv-t ,
hangings or decotLtiti:s-
MAnufmv-tured t-y i
For ssle everrs.ire. ,
Ta. bist sw)S la Hfa, lUat Bstas4s assd St
CLUTRAL STATE ICR1UL SCHOOL
LSCK Mar SI tCSaSsa Oa. PA.
trasw fseaK. Tsrfed .usins, sm4 Ubrsry,
mIm sppsntn. is UbArmWT s.4 rrsM
av kaalHM ssildian, .iMssi. rresasa
aborts Iiba. I MM upas, SM . M
ttmtm Is sdiitwa f fAnW swrai. !
tiT.warski.Smd ia Mkm, bsonhMd.Trps-
WTltlB. l lllrWS MtSlofM.
laa bum. a. rfcw hwmu. . .
'rili CotvssKTS Ac
aaaJ MUM, WltlHMS
s SasSsoaisry tnastrataS waaklT. Lsf.sst air.
r.rr mbua, IrnruL Tarams. W a
yasr : roar M .
km& Co New Tort
SrsncS OXoa, lt F SV, wsstunsioa, a, v-
aaysy sjsxswMagg3PCxpssywi I ! iisaa XTf:
I heard along the orchard, ,
All la the bright spring weather,
The pink and pretty paopls
Whispering class together:
"We're drawing royal Juices
From th happy earth's completeness.
From the perfumed showers of summer
And the spicy south wUid's sweetness.
We're wizards of the moonlight
Weaving charms with dew plunder;
And we're chemists of the sunshine
Changing form and working wonder.
"When sit ths leaves have reddened
With streaks and peaks sad dapples.
Though folk may think as blossoms.
They'll nod we're really apples I"
BY HARRIET FRANCENE CROCKER.
Young Mrs. Win gate ran into her
neighbor's one morning for a friendly
chat. In the course of the conversa
tion her neighbor mentioned the fact
that dear old Aunt Rachel who was
Aunt Rachel to the whole village- had
told ber the day before that next
Wtdnesday would be her fiftieth wed
" 'ALd how will you and Uncle Da
vid spend it 7 I asked 'you know a
golden wedding does not happen every
"What did the dear old soul say?"
inquired Mrs. Win gate.
"Why, she said in that demure, se
rene way of here: Ob, David and I will
ust stay at home, as we always do, and
take comfort with each other. All the
children are so far away that we can't
hope to have them with us. Yes, dear
ie, we'll just spend it in the ordinary
way, with perhaps a bit of chicken for
our dinner if we feel we can afford it.
Thee must come over and see us if thee
'Dear old Quakeress that she is."'
cried Mrs. Wingate, "so we will go
over and see them. Milly, I've a great
scheme in my head. It popped into it
this very minute."
For an hour longer the two young
women sat in the cool sitting-room and
discussed the idea. There was much to
say and there were many plana to make.
At last Mra. Wingate rose. "I posi
tively must go, Milly," she said, glanc
ing at the clock, "but I feel that our
morning has not been wasted."
."To be sure it has not," said Milly,
going with her guest to the door. "We'll
carry it out in splendid shape, I tell
you, and make that dear old couple's
anniversary the happiest of their lives!"
It was in September. All the coun
try roads were bright with the splendor
and glory of golden rod. The soft, hszy
air of Autumn lingered over the quiet
valley and made a jaunt through the
country a dreamy delight
Mr. Wingate sat on the front seat of
bis handsome surrey, holding the rib
bons over the sleek back of his faithful
family horse. On the back seat sat Da
vid Fills and Rachel, his wife, their
kind old faces alight with pleasure.
Mr. Wingate had called for them that
afternoon, and the dear old lady in a
flutter of surprise had said: "Why,
Friend Wingate! thee must be going to
let us celebrate our anniversary! To be
sure, we u go lor a arive mis joveiy
afternoon. David, hasten and get thee
In her soft gray bonnet and snowy
kerchief crossed gracefully upon the
bosom of ber gray gown, she looked so
sweet and happy Bitting on the back
seat that Mr. Wingate could scarcely
keep his eye from her kind old face.
David, too, in bis broad-brimmed bat,
sat In contented silence listening to his
wife's pleasant chatting, and enjoying
the autumn landscape, which always
appealed to his beauty-loving souL
"How beautiful the goldenrod Is!"
exclaimed RacheL "I do wish. Friend
Wingate, if thee would just as soon,
that thee would step out and gather me
bunch. Thank thee how beautiful
it is! David, does it not seem like an
old friend? Does thee remember how
it was blooming fifty years ago to-day V
David laughed softly. .
"Do I ? Do I remember how sweet
the little maiden looked ben we drove
down the river road to the little home
I had made for her?"
Mr. Wingate discreetly turned bis
face away just then, for from the back
seat be distinctly beard a kiss.
Two hours later the surrey drew up
before tbe small house in which David
and Rachel bad lived for many years.
Mr. Wingate helped them out, and then
proceeded to tie his horse. Aunt Rachel
looked on in pleased surprise, "Why,
bow good of thee!" she said. "Do
come in ana I n mate wee a cup oi
Together they went up the narrow,
flower-bordered walk. The front door
stood hospitably open, and they could
see white-aproned figures within mov
"Why. David!" cried Aunt Kacbel.
"there's some one here! What does it
mean ? Surely none of tbe children"
"Welcome, welcome. Aunt Rachel!
And welcome. Uncle David! Come
right In!" And the startled old lady
found herself in half a dozen pairs of
arms at once, one Kuisea ner on toe
cheek, one removed the Quaker bon
net, and one took off the old fashioned
gray silk shawl which had been Aunt
Rachel's best these many years. Then
they led ber to ber own cushioned rock-
Ine-chalr. and slipped the little old
worn footstool under her feet.
Aunt Rachel looked around ber hum
ble home in amazement Goldenrod
was everywhere! The room seemed
filled with the brightest sunshine from
the radiance of tbe yellow, plumy
masses which gleamed out from every
available place. Branches shone from
behind tbe old family portraits oo tbe
wall, from the quaint old mahogany
table, from the corners, from every
where. Twenty guests bad gathered
to celebrate the golden wedding, and
now tbey flocked merrily around tbe
bewildered couple, and offered their
congratulations. There were tears In
Rachel's eyes, and a auspicious quiver
of David's chin, but when Rachel's dig
nified white cat walked sedately across
tbe room and leaped Into her lap,
proudly, wearing on bis fluffy neck
handsome bow ef yellow ribbon, both
old people joined la the general laugh,
WEDNESDAY, NOVEBER 1. 1899.
and after that everything was easier.
But that supper! A long table had
been brought from a neighbor's, and
set for all tbe guests. Oa tbe snowy,
satin smoothness of the tablecloth there
were displayed all the prettiest dishes
the neighborhood afforded. Long
bands of golden-bued ribbon stretched
from tbe tall centerpiece of yellow but
tercups and ferns and ended at the cor
ner in handsome bows. Whatever could
be of yellow on that fair table was yel
low. Rich golden preserves, delicious
cakes with yellow icing, yellow butter
and soft cream cheese gleamed from
crystal and gilt-edged china dishes.
Gold-lined silver teacups and saucers
stood at Uucle David's and Aunt Ra
chel's places. These had come, oppor
tunely, that very afternoon, from a tar-
away son. JN ever before bad tneir qui
et, Quaker home witnessed such a scene
"I fear it is all too tine for plain folks
like us!" said David, but Aunt Rachel
laid a gentle band upon bis lips and
rose to offer thanks. The tender words
fell sweetly from her lips, and all the i
company sat silent with bowed beads
as tbey listened to that reverent voice.
It was a merry feast The first peal
of laughter came when the dear old
host and hostess discovered beneath
their plates ten bright gold dollars ten
for each. Each guest bad m re than
willingly given a dollar. This they
had decided to do instead of purchas
ing gifts. Tears came Into Rachel's
blue eyes. .
"Friends," she began, "friends" but
she could say no more.
Yes, yes, Aunt Rachel" some one
cried, "that's what we are just
It was a delightful supper, with every
dainty which the fertile brain and skill
ful bands of those ten women could In
vent, and though every one ate with a
wonderful appetite, there still remained
enough to fill Auut Rachel's pantry for
days to come.
It was a happy evening. The guests
left early, for they knew tbe old couple
were weary with the excitement of the
day. With many good-bys and God-
bless-yous tbe merry company trooped
away and left Aunt Rachel and Uncle
David alone with each other.
"We'll have something to write to
the children now," said Rachel, softly.
But, David, who would ever have sus
pected a surprise party when Friend
Wingate so kindly took us for that
drive! It's pleasant to be thought some
thing of, though, isn't it? We'll never
forget this blessed day, will we, Da
vid?" And David, reaching for her soft,
wrinkled old hand, only looked into
her eyes and smiled. Union Signal.
Rotation in Agriculture.
Barry cjunty 1b between Lawrence
and the Arkansas line. Barry in parts
Is rather rocky. It ia in the section of
Missouri where a scientist went to sleep
in tbe shade of a bowlder one day. He
thought he heard a tremendous racket,
and woke to discover that tbe noise was
made by a farmer plowing in the
stones. Tbe farmer's wife was follow
ing and dropping the corn, and kick
ing tbe loose stones over the kernels.
Suddenly the woman screamed. The
farmer stopped and ran back. The sci
entist got up to look. A nest of snakes
had been turned up. The farmer grasp
ed a long stick from the plow, as he
started back, and soon dispatched tbe
snakes. With what seemed to the sci
entist unnecessary pains, tbe farmer
carefully arranged the dead snakes ia
the furrow before he went back to the
'Why do you do that, my good
man ?" the scientist asked.
The farmer looked curiously at tbe
scientist, and, seeing that be was really
la search of information, replied:
'I do that so the plow will cover the
snakes on the next round."
Seeing that the scientist was still
mystified, the farmer continued:
'I cover tbe snakes so that they will
decompose. That is what you call it,
"Yes," said the scientist, with
'Well" continued tbe farmer, "tbe
decomposition of animal matter furn
ishes nourishment for plant life, I be
"Yes," again said the scientist.
"Then snakes will make corn grow.
won't they V triumphantly asked the
"Yes," said the scientist
"And more corn will make more
whisky, won't it?-' asked the farmer.
Yes," said the scientist.
'And whisky will make more snakes.
won't it? Mister, thai Is what we call
rotation in the agriculture of this re
And the farmer resumed bis place be
tween the handles of his plow. ot
Tbe old man was reading the paper
ou the front steps, and little Reggie was
"Pa," said little Reggie, "did you
learn to pull wool when you were a lit
"Urn-what's that? um-huh Jem-
"And. say. pa, is mamma's Lair
wool?" went on little Reggie.
'Uh-huh run oa and play, now,
kid, lemme read this paper."
"But, pa, when you pull it do you
mix It?" persisted the innocent little
love of a boy, with a crafty, fax-away
twinkle in bis off eye.
"Hey? What's that? What the dick
Ins did you aay ?" inquired the old man,
sharply, dropping his paper.
"Oh, not hla V said little Reggie.
"Only I heard ma tellin' sis a while ago
that If you tbiuk you're pullin' the
wool over her eyes you're mixed, that a
all." Washington Post.
Would Hat Xo thing- Left.
Dentist "I m that I shall have to
kill the nerve."
Patient "For heaven's sake, don't!
It would ruio mo la my business. I'm
a life ioaoraocw agent" Los Angela
"What's la a nams V Everything.
when vow socae to medicine. Wheu
you get Hood's SarsaparilU you get the
beat money eao buy.
I THANKSGIVING DAY
President William McKinle j Reviews
the Nation's Great Prosperity in
Issuin; HU Proclamation
Fixing That Time.
Washixqtox. Oct 25. The Presi
dent to-day issued tbe following
'A national custom dear to the hearts
of the people calls for the setting apart
of one day in each year as an occasion
of special thanksgiving to Almighty
God for tbe blessings of tbe preceding
year. This honored observance ac
quires with time a tenderer significance.
It enriches domaatic life. It sumini ns
under the fionlly roof the absent chil
dren to glad reunion with those they
K AXY THINGS TO BE THANKFUL FOR.
"Seldom has this Nation had greater
cause for profound thanksgiving. No
great pestilence has invaded our shores.
Liberal employment waits upon labor.
Abundant crops have rewarded the
efforts of the husband. nan. Increased
comforts have come to the home. Tbe
national finances have been strengthen
ed, and publlccredit has been sustained
and made firmer. In all branches of
industry and trade there has been an
unequal ed degree of prosperity, while
there has been a steady gain in tbe
moral and educational growth of our
national character. Churches and
schools have flourished. American
patriotism has been exalted. Those
engaged In maintaining the honor of
the flag with Bucb signal success have
been In a large degree spared from dis
aster and disease. An honorable peace
has been ratified with a foreign nation
with whic'i we were at war, and we
are now on friendly relations with
every power on earth.
OCR TRUSTS FCLFILLED.
"The trust which we have assumed
for the benefit of the people of Cubi
has been faithfully advanced. There is
marked progress toward the restoration
of healthy industrial conditions, and
under wise sanitary regulations the isl
and has enjoyed unusual exemption
from the scourge of fever. The hurri
cane which swept over our new posses
sion of Porto Rico, destroying the
homes and property of the inhabitants,
called forth the instant sympathy of
the people of the United States, who
were swift to respond with generous aid
to tbe sufferers. While the Insurrec
tion still continues In the isiand of Lu
zon, business is resuming its activity,
and confidence in the good purposes of
the United 8tates is being rapidly es
tablished throughout the archipelago.
NOVEMBER 30 THE DAY.
"For these reasons and countless oth
ers, I, William McKinley, President of
tbe United States, do hereby name
Thursday, the 30th day of November
next, as a day of general thanksgiving
and prayer, to be observed as such by
all our people on this continent and in
our newly acquired Islands, as well as
by those who may be at sea or sojourn
ing in foreign lands; and I advise that
on this day religious exercises shall be
conducted in the churches or meeting
places of all denominations, in order
that in the social features of tbe day its
real significance may not be lost sight
of, but fervent prayers may be offered
to the Most High for a continuance of
the divine guidance, without which
man's efforts are vain, and for divine
consolation to those whose kindred and
friends have sacrificed tbeir lives for
'I recommend also that on this day,
so far as may be found practicable, labor
shall ceaae from its accustomed toil, and
charity abound toward the sick, the
needy, and the poor.
'In witness whereof I have set my
hand and caused the seal of the United
States to be affixed.
(Signed) William McKinley.
During the early part of the summer
of 1S&S, a pair of water-hens built tbeir
nest by the margin of the ornamental
pond at Bell's Hill, a piece of water of
considerable extent and ordinarily fed
by a spring from tbe height above, but
into which the contents of another
large pond can occasionally be ad
This was done while the female was
aitting; and aa the nest bad been built
hen tbe water level atood low, the
sudden influx of this large body or
water from the second pond caused a
rise of several inches, so as to threaten
the speedy Immersion and consequent
destruction of the eggs. This tbe birds
seem to have been aware of, and the
immediately took precautions against
ho Imminent a danger; for when the
gardcr, seeing the sudden rise of the
wafer, went to look after the nest, ex
pecting to find it covered and the eg;
destroyed, or at least forsaken by toe
hen, he observed, while at a distance,
both birds busily ens-aged about tbe
brink where the nest was placed; and
when near enough he clearly perceived
that they were adding, with all dis
patch, fresh materials to raise the fab
rlc beyond tbe level of the increased
contents of the pond; and that tbe eggs
had by some means been removed from
the nest by the birds, and were then
Ivinir UDOtt the grass about a foot or
more from tbe margin of the water.
He watched them for some time, and
saw tbe nest rapidly increase in height;
but I regret to add that he d,d not re
main long enough, fearing he might
create alarm, to witness the interesting
act of reDlaclnir the eggs which must
have been effected shortly after; tor,
upon his return in less than an hour,
he founi tbe hen quietly sitting upon
them in the newly raised nest
In a few days the young were hatch
ed, and soon quitted the nest and took
to the water. The nest was showu to
ma shortly afterwards, and I could
then Dlalulv discern tbe formation of
the new with tbe older part of the
"This la my profile. Count, and this
a front view."
"Zi photographs are paautifut.
9 dear young lady. Hj-how charm-
augly two-faced you are !" Chicago
Charactsr Aaauin at Work.
From ths Pittsburg Commercial Gasetta.
Character asaassloa are at work In
Pennsylvania in a desperate eleventh
hour effort to promote the fortunes of
tbe Democratic party. Tbe better ele
ment of that party, be it said to its
credit, has shown a disposition to avoid
mud-slinging. But, unfortunately for
the party, It Las as adherents certain
knaves and fools who cannot be re
strained from campaign methods that
are beneath the contempt of honest
men. The fact that the leaders of the
party are not attempting to check these
thieves and liars thieves that seek to
rob an honest man and a gallant sol
dier ofa well-won reputation; liars who
deal in cowardly innuendo, without
the shadow of an excuse for their
brazen falsehoods shows that they are
desperately hard up for campaign am
munition. The object of the cowardly assault is
Lieut CoL James E. Barnett candi
date for state treasurer. The attack
upon him Is not made by military men,
but by the stay-at-homes, the copper
heads, the sympathizers with rebellion.
Not a word of testimony that la worthy
of credence have they brought forward
from military men as a basis of tbeir
charges. Not a flaw exists in Colonel
Barnett's military record as known to
bis superiors. He served many years
in the national guard, and rose step by
step in rank until he was second in
command in his regiment When tbe
war broke out be volunteered with tbe
rest and did his duty with them. He
showed his patriotism, braved tbe
perils of Luzon swamps and Philip
pine fevers, Spanish and rebel bullets,
while the men who now scoff at his
courage sulked at home and from the
safe distance of 10,000 miles invented
their theories of bow a soldier should
Uutil Colonel Burnett became a can
didate for office yes, not even until
months after that event not a word
was breathed, not a suspiciou raised,
that he was not among the bravest of
the gallant Tenth, and not a voice was
raised lu the section of the state where
be was born and reared reflecting
either on his business ability or bis so
cial stauding. In all the scores of
letters sent home by the Tenth boys in
Manila and widely published in both
the city and the rural press, not a hint
was dropped of any dissatisfaction. He
was a hero until he consented to run
for office. Then anonymous cowards
arose, and anonymous letters to the
newspapers began to tell what anony
mous members of tbe regiment had to
say of their lieutenant coloneL
It is highly probable that Colonel
Barnett incurred the displeasure or
some members of bis command, lis
was a strict disciplinarian and the men
whom he was instrumental in punish
ing for Infractions of military rules
may have some resentment As sug
gested elsewhere, if the docket of the
summary court officer were made pub
lic it would doubtless reveal the names
of any and all members of tbe Tenth
who lancy they have a grievance. But
who but a coward would rely upon
such sources of Information in an effort
to blacken tbe character of an officer
and a gentleman ? The regiment does
not exist aud probably never did exist
in which certain privates could not be
found ready to find fault with the acts
and orders of their superiors.
The copperheads of the '60s who
would not fight on either Bide, yet as-
sumed to know how campaigns should
be fought and won, were of the same
class aa these Utter-day criminal ignor
amuses, who stab in the dark. Grant
was assailed for cowardice; every mili
tary hero of modern times has had tbe
same experience. J. very soiaier can
didate since the civil war has been at
tacked by men who know no more of
military matters than they know or
. . a I 1 t
common Honesty ana maniy princi
ples. Tbere are many low-lived scoun
drels who are willing to destroy a repu
tation for political gain. Bjt tbeir
tactics meet with no encouragement
from honest men ia either party, and
therefore do not succeed. Tbe expect
ation that they will be successful in
this case Is an insult to the intelligence
Kansas Women Farmers.
In almost every county in Kansas
there are fine farms owned and operat
ed by Kansas women without tbe aid
of men. Tbe owners are women or
pluck and perseverance, who have over
come all the difficulties that often con
front the farmers of the West, and, in
some instances, tbeir labors are being
rewarded with success.
Tbe stories of 12 of these farmers are
told la tbe Topes Mail and Brveze.
They furnish an agreeable contrast to
the distressing accounts of women
workers in tbe sweatshops. Eight of
tbe 12 farmers are widows.
While there is life there is hope.
I was afflicted with catarrh; could
neither taste nor smell and could near
but little, Ely's Cream Balm cured
it Marcus G. Shautz, Rah way, N. J. I
The Balm reached me safely and the
effect Is surprising. My son says the
first application gave decided relief.
Respectfully, Mrs. Franklin Ireeman,
Dover, N. H.
The Balm does not irritate or cause
. a 1 t a ! 1 1 ,
sneezing. Bold Dy aruggists or win ue
mailed for 50 cents by Ely Brothers,
60 Warren 8t, N. Y.
Little Frank'! Boarding- House.
It was little Frank's fourth birthday.
He was duly impressed with the im
portance of the event Ia talking it
over with his mother, "Mamma," he
said, earnestly, "where was I before I
was acquainted with you?" As hla
mother was silent a moment, trying to
put into words that be could under
stand, tbe thought that "trailing clouds
of glory do we come," tbe little fello w
cried: "Oh, I know where 1 was! 1
was boarding up la beavea." Har
Energy all gone? Hsadache? Stom
ach out of order? Simply a case of
torpid liver. Burdock Blood Bitters
will make a new man or woman of
WHOLE NO. 2518.
The raring- Woman ShsriiTof Utah.
Even in days when woman Is Invad
ing almost every field which man has
so long appropriated, it comes as a
shock and a surprise to learn that there
is at least one woman, young, beautiful
and refined, whose duty it is to execute
a criminal at a moment's notice, to ar
rest the most reckless desperado and to
spend much of ber time in conveying
lunatics, single-bandeJ, to asylums.
The story of this girl's life reads more
like a chapter of daring romance than
a page of sober fact aud experience.
Miss Claire Helena Ferguson who
may rightly claim to be tbe most dar
ing woman iu tbe world, was brought
up in a home of refinement Her
mother is a practicing physician of
repute, and it was while assisting her
mother in the operating room that
Miss Ferguson acquired tbe nerve
which now stands her in auch good
stead. Two years ago, when she was
barely 21, Miss Ferguson, who seems
to have been bom with a craving for
risk and adventure, applied for and
obtained tbe post of assistant to the
Sheriff of Salt Lake City.
When Sheriff Lewis handed her ber
commission he told ber that It might
be ber duty at any time to execute a
criminal, and that sbe had better start
revolver practice at once.
It Is tbe custom in Utah to allow a
condemned man to choose whether he
will die by tbe hangman's rope or by a
bullet; and if be elects to be shot he ia
led out to a lonely place among tbe
bills aud a piece of white paper la pin
ned over bis heart as a target for the
bullet Miss Ferguson, nothing daunt
ed by such a terrible prospect, imme
diately began to practice with her re
volver, and soon became so proficieut
that she could rely oa hitting a small
piece of paper, nine times out of ten, at
a distance of ten yards. Happily, how
ever, she has not yet been called upon
to exercise this part of her art
One of ber earliest adventures was
such as would have tested tbe nerve
and courage of the bravest man. Sbe
was left for a time in charge of one of
the moat daring burglars in Utah, a
handsome, unprincipled scoundrel,
who bad already served five terms of
imprisonment and who goes by tbe
name of "Handsome Gray." Tbe man
was handcuffed, but contrived to pick
the lock of his handcuffs with the help
of a piece of wire. Miss Ferguson only
detected wbat be was doing aa tbe
handcuffs fell on the floor and the
burglar was in the act of springing
With the rapidity of lightning she
seized her revolver and, covering him
with it, said, "If you take auother step
I'll shoot" Tbe man quailed before
tbe pointed revolver and tbe determin
ed look of his pr tty gaoler, and thus
the strangely-matched pair stood, fac
ing each other for same momenta.
until, providentially, bis captor, a man
of great strength and courage, entered
thd room and secured him from be
hind. Miss Ferguson, during her two years
of office, has conveyed no fewer than
100 lunatics, many of them homicidal,
to the asylum. As tbe asylum is fifty
miles from Salt Lake City, a two hours'
ride, and as Miss Ferguson always ac
companies them aloue, tbe terrible
strain on ber nerves may be imagined.
On more than one occasion she has
been violently attacked by her wards,
many of them much bigger and strong
er than herself, and she has had many
narrow escapes from losing her life.
With one dangerous lunatic she bad a
life-and-death struggle for an hour, and
when, finally, the bravj girl succeeded
in mastering the lunatic, she had to
bold ber hands, bleeding and faiutiog
though she was, for the remainder of
It Is me tribute to tbe remarkable
courage of this young girl that she was
Invited by tbe most desperate ging of
cattle-thieves aud higbwyamen in
Utah to visit them ia their fastness,
known as the "Robbers' Roost," and
as a souvenir tbey promised her the
"fiuest horse on the range." Miss
Fergusoa did not accept this strange, If
complimentary, invitation, but tbere is
little doubt that she would have been
most hospitably and gallantly treated.
Miss Ferguson has none of the phy
sical equipuieut one would associate
with a life of such risk and hardship.
She la very slight and girlish, with no
suggestion of either strength or en
durance, and her face is as refined as it
is beautiful. It la not surprising to
learn that during the last two years
she has had no fewer than fifteen offers
of marriage, her lovers ranging from a
Dakota cowboy to a Chicago lawyer.
Coat of Liring.
An investigation Into the compara
tive cost of living at the various Euro
pean capitals resulted ia the following
At Vienna tbe prices of mist articles
of food are the lowest; at Madrid they
are dearer than la any other capital,
and such things as bread, meat, sugar
and coal are very expensive iudeed. At
St Petersburg, also, the price of bread
Is still considered a luxury above tbe
meaus of the working classes. Next
to Vienna, Brussels is an Inexpensive
city; Paris is a little higher in the scale,
while London is still more expensive.
An American spends oa an average
f-V) a year for food, a Freuehraaa $14, a
German $", a Spaniard 133, an Italian
fit and a Russian fW. Of meat tbe
American eats 1CK) pounds a year, the
Frenchman H7 pounds, the German C4
pounds, the Italian Z-i pounds and the
Russian 51 pounds. Of bread the
American consumes 3$J pounds, the
Frenchman 540 pounds, the German
5ti0 pounds, tbe Spaniard pounds,
the Italian 400 pounds and tbe Rusdiaa
U5 pounds. Outside of Europe, ia
times of peace, Manila is cheaper to
live iu thau any other city in tbe world.
A recent contrivance for pro'ecting
the legs of horses from flies cousists ofa
baud attached to each leg, with a num
ber of cjrds dangling from each baud.
Hundreds of lives saved every year
by having Dr. Thomas' Electric Oil in
tbe bouse Just when u 1 neeueu.
Cures croup, heals burns, cuts wounds
i of every sort
SHOULD CHILDREN BE WHIPPED
I A Lecturer Saya Tea, Bat We Think
He u Wronj.
n examines some three thousand
cases of school children of various ages.
puts simple questions of justice and
right to them and argues from tbeir
j answers la favor of corporal chastise
ment for the young, because the young,
If left to their own devices, would ad
minister it to others ia the instances
that the lecturer put to them.
The reasoning Is both illogical and
silly, but is so ingeniously done aa per
haps to persuade some of its supposed
virtue. Against Its conclusions we
have nothing to offer but common
sense and belief, and tbe experiences,
perhaps, of our childhood, all of which
la these days are against the use of
physical direction for children, and ia
favor of a cultivation of their reason
The trouble with most unruly children
is with their parents, just aa the trouble
with most vicious horses is with their
grooms and drivers. A child stands oa
the threshold of the life we live. He
knows little and must be forgiven
much. If he is stupid, it should not
reflect on him but on his parents; tbey
should not apply tbe "strong directing
band of authority," but should con
sider that possibly he comes by his
stupidity honestly, and they should
pay liberally to have him made bright
by means of proper instruction.
Corporal punishment for children is
growing both obsolete and unnecessary.
With patient and sympathetic treat
ment, the most unruly of children may
be bandied, and made to do the rea
sonable will of an older person. If that
will is unreasonable, It Is another mat
ter. Children rebel against injustice
much sooner than grow a people do,
and tbeir sea e of wnat constitutes in
justice is often keener than of tbeir
elders, or else is influenced by the un
developed condition of their reasoning
From earliest Infancy, however, the
child does reason, and to force upon it
the stronger will of aa older prsoo by
chastisement or force, can only, in rare
instances, prove to be an educational
advantage to the child, while It serves
to encourage Its monitor in tbe arts of
Impatience and the false pride of phy
sical authority. Current Literature.
Wonderful Helen Keller.
Helen Keller is a student at Radcliffe
College this term, she having passed
her entrance examinations with honor
under the same conditions which sur
round the ordinary candidate, but with
added difficulties owiug to her infirmi
ties, which only a girl of her indomita
ble will would attempt to overcome.
As all the world knows, she could nei
ther see the examination papers nor
hear tbe voice of the examiner. A'so
she was deprived of her usual Inter
preter, Miss Sullivan; first because
Miss Sullivan, knowing neither Greek
nor Latin, could be of no assistance to
her in translating the questions put in
those languages, and next because it
was decided best that this unusual can
didate should be guarded in every pos
sible way from the slightest suspicion
of having received assistance. A gen
tleman was found who was quite un
known to Miss Keller, and unable to
speak to her, to write out the examina
tion papers in Braille characters tbe
system ot writing by punctured points
employed by tbe blind. The day of
the examination it was discovered that
he used the American method, while
Miss Keller had learned the English
system, more books being printed ia
that one. The questions were thus
written at the dictation of the proctor,
and immediately banded to Miss Kel
ler, who had to master the unknown
characters before rapidly writing the
answeis upon a typewriter.
An Instance of tbe girl's unusual con
centration and self-control can be gain
ed from the fact that she had left at
home her Swiss watch, made ee pecially
for the blind, and so was unable to tell
how long a time she had in which to
answer the questions. This alone wou!d
have made the ordinary woman quail.
Nevertheless the afflicted girl passed
the examinations in algebra, geometry,
elementary Greek, advanced Greek,
and advanced Latin triumphantly.
She was in no way favored because she
is deaf, dumb and blind. She sat ia
silence, surrounded by strangers, yet
she surmounted all the difficulties.
The Flight of Tims.
The Birmingham Daily Gazette Is re
sponsible for the following extraordin
ary story: Miss Patty Walton, daugh
ter of Mr. George Walton, of the Prince
of Wales Hotel, Ashfield, Ross, some
months ago left her bracelet watch oa
a table ia her dressing-room, and oa
looking for it subsequently, found that
it had mysteriously disappeared. A dil
igent search was Instituted, but no
trace of the missing watch, or of tbe
bracelet in which it was inclosed, could
be obtained. The young lady was ulti
mately forced to the conclusion that
her watch spirited away ia some mys
terious if not uncanny manner was
1 t to ber forever, and in a few weeks
sbe consoled herself by purchasing a
new one. Her surprise may be imag
ined when a few days after the pur
chase had been made ber old watch
was restored to ber from tbe roof of the
the hoteL Tbe spouting required clean
ing out, a man was sent aloft for U.e
purpose, and be. Instead of finding
"nothing but leaves," came across a
starling's nest and In it were found tbe
watch and bracelet Tbe birds had
taken so much care of their booty that
the timepiece was practically unin
jured. "I honestly believe all Iu need of a
nerve rvruely will firvl Just what they
want iu Wheeler's Nerve Vitalizer, it
cured me." These are the words of
Pension Agent Baaeett, Reed City,
We have many kinds, but only oue
Brant's Cough Balsam, that we war
rant to be the best 25 cents. For sale
at Garman's Drug Store, Berlin, Pa,
and Mountain A Son's Drug Store,
To Clean Bottles.
Marks caused by wine, cut flower,
etc., may be removed in the following
manner: Put into a bottle a raw po
tato, cut Into small pieces, with a table-
spoonful of salt and two tablespoousful
of water; shake well until the stains
are removed; then rinse in clean water.
"What did papa aay ?"
"He showed me the door."
"And what did you say?"
"I said it was certainly a very hand
some door, but not what I bad come to
talk about That made him laugh, and
a minute later you were mine.
Whistling is said to be regarded as a
violation of the divine law by the Icelanders,