The Somerset herald. (Somerset, Pa.) 1870-1936, May 30, 1900, Image 2

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j .very Wednesday morning at
4 -"' am if paid 1 advance, otherwise
,nti)n will be discontinued BnUl
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" a wlieo. subscribers do not
. Var p.per will, be. held respooalU.
v f removln from one poatoffloej
the present omoe. Aaarcas
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bouierael. Pa.
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IjuiLN O. iLlMMKL,
J AiiulOh.i-AT-lAW,
zuiuiifl to ail biwliieat eaauiu to hU
i-nu noove CuiiixMJi's Urocerv store.
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i mt eLnm ctuea, UUH exiuninea, ami ail
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AriUKN a i S-A1-1AW,
Bomerwt, Pa.
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flwiuui' Kiid lAiuiiuny miienued to. ijoileo-
iuae ill bouierMii. ntiiwi
i counut. t5urveyui imd oonvej,ancui
jut uti rnuuuible leriua.
bomenet Pa.
iii tarjM In Suinenet and atiolninii
ut. AU btunew entrusted to turn will
avt prompt atteuuon.
l a. l-Or-KKOTH. W. H. BUPPJtU
MJi FliO l U & RUPPJvL,
U AivlJHMil-Ai-l-AWt
'jomeraet. Pa.
An buaiDeu entrusted to tbeir care will be
tcOkv mid uuiiciUMilv atteuded to. UiDoe
a Malu Cruk streel, oppusiie Mammom
tif-pboue No. (Ji botuersel, Penn'a.
ce urer Fuber's Book Mtore.
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MAltsUKX, M. D.,
lul5iilA- ami fttttotOS,
BuuelML Pa.
Jit u rcr First National Biuik.
-IW.U tucuuim a'veu u uie care of the
ud tu Uic treauuieut oi cuiouic innmsMt
uicaus al ollice. leiepuune.
P. k tiUAFFKK.
tiomenel. Pa
leaden bit profeesi'nal services to uis JU-
a ul bonierM;! miiiI vicimtv. Oflioai corner
2 Crua and fauiol street.
Acton kUin street, rear of Drug store.
Jtndrs his professional serrioes to the elll-
ul auuietM'. and vtcuiiiy. linlese pro
Miouiuy uii4,i u cu be loUDd at ills oi-
ue ALui bL. aisl oi Uiauiond.
,J X. KKEMEK, D. D. S.
P-ial attention gieu to the flillng
luMTtrd. crowu uu bnuf tut.
rcuacuce of lr. n. a. kl.uiiiMil
j)E.J tf.McMILLEX,
-' Uraduate in lieulislrjr.)
6-sr's!atteuUon to the preserraUoa
bcikiciBl twin. Aruflciai seu inserted.
"li.siicMjaaranteed satisfactory. Office
iwm over U H. Dans Cos store,
"u Man jross and Patriot street.
Land Surveyor
Get insurance at actual coet by insur
8 t home. We insure Town and
Write for information.
JAO. 3. ZOBK, i
Coulluence, Penn'a.
Uow undr Ui nuiOifccrmeul of J oh a
JU,. wA UUIfCI lAUkU. Uf DUa
4 wJ,.'"S.u' mk 'I headquarters wnea
j """Um confluence.
John Murray,
Ovr. Park Build s. PITTsBUBXJ. PA.
Mirnirmry skeU-hes prrparMl and submlt
PPval. Correspuodence solicited.
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VOL. XLVni. NO. 50.
r.4 .ills
WHOLE NO. 2548.
Uttie Folks
Love it.
Colic, Diarrhoea,
Any of the ills of
childhood promptly
cured by
Soothing Syrup Cordial
A safe, reliable rem
edy. Contains no laudanum.
Simply soothes the
little nerves into a
natural lest
At Drug Stores,
25 cents a Bottle.
Dont Accept
First MoM Bant
Somerset, Penn'a.
Capital, '350.000.
Surplus, S44.000.
ocpoaiTa acccivc t taaar ss)dali
.mounts, sayLC on ocmsnd
CHAS. O. 8'ULL. OEX. K. Ht'ULt,
JOim R. SCOTT. ROBT. B. teCUii,
FK1 HT. BIK!3C&&
Tb. funds and securities of this bank are
eurelv protected in a c-jlebrated OoaLias Kua-
euAK Piioor ISafs. Tne only safe made abso
lutely buneiar-prooi.
CMtra to my door
Conws s twilight visitor.
Wbea tbe mountain summer csy-
From our vallry tnkrt ILs wsy.
And the juurnryint; siisduws stride
Orer tb gTca mouBUis side.
Dove tas ciore anions tbc trees
Korea the ghostly wanduring breesa
With the fin atari on (m emt
And tb pa light ia th west
He coows up tu dark ravin.
Where so traveler is sera.
Yet his ronung nukes a ctir
Is the house of Ash sad Kir.
"Master, U't in eor sbode
Yon will tarrjr on the rcsdT.
"Ssy. I like your roof tree well,
But with you I i; not dwell."
Birches whisper st their sill
As he pew. tip tlte sill.
"Slranerr, underneath our boughs
There ii ample room to h-""."
"Krienda, I hare another quest
Than your cool abiding rest."
And the fluttering Apea knows
Whose step by hr tfnorway aroea
"Donor, lord, thy stlrer tree
And tbe chaaibec laid for thee."
"Nay, I must be taring on.
For toaiKht I avk my on.
Breath of the red dust is be
And a wayfarer like me;
Urre a moment sad then lost
Oa s trail confused and creased.
And I gently would surprise
Recognitioa la his eyes;
Touch his hand and talk with Lisa
Worn the forest lirht is dim.
Taking counsel with the lord
Of the utteralile word."
Hark, did you bear some one try
Tbe west window furtively
And the. more among- the leaves
In the shadow of tbe caves?
Th reed curtain st tbe door
Rustled; there's my vUitor
U h- comes srarc-hing for his kin.
"Enter, brother. I'm within."
Iilisi Carman ia Scribner'a
Jacob D Swank,
Witchmaker and Jeweler,
Next Door West of Lutheran Church,
I Am Now
prepared to aupply the public
with Clocks, Watch ea, and Jew
elry of all descriptions, as Chap
as the Cheapest.
work guaranteed. Look at mj
stock before making your
Black and Tan. Latest Styles and Shapes
at lowest
Adjoining Mrs. A. E. Uhl, South-east
corner of square.
Undertaker and Embalmer.
tad every tiling pertaining to funerals font
la bed.
saw, nw
Traoc Marks
CowvmeKT Ac
Aavum. eentllsg a skates, sad dsecrlpt ' i mar
sratoklv sawartain ear oprnlfp. rr. w. w a.
tcvantion ts wr.abiv paoamtahla Ciniu.nle.
tlooa stnaAnritentlsi. Hsstdhoekon Paients
aesufraa tSes areaiev forscmnag pueau.
Parents taken throerh Msna A Co. raostr.
SasrMlas4ina, wKheat ehanrs, ia ta.
Scientific American.
A hsndsonr lllwatrated weskty. larswat etv.
eulauun of ny scwniiSe Joamal Tenua .
yr : four months, II. Sold by all newsreaders.
bliNIi Co--- Kew York
fcrsbeh Otsosu CX V BU WasUagloa, D. C
Klond most softly and
i'lft. I,lay most effective K ivt r
l t.-suvc scene tuu'uv
' waxea cjuc'Ks.
Tae liirht tLtt l cii liters
beanty's charm, ihct : : il c
uni6Ucd touch to tXciin tp. n u
roo:u or dmiiicr roci:', i:, il e
radio glow of
I 55 ty
a f:
iatc!i r 5
Soid in aU eclors ati
to iiaimoaiz: wiih si v
hangings or dccotLticiiS.
jraytirej ly
ror sale ptr-r h r.
March was coming in like a bedrag
gled liou, when Aionzo Jackson, the
stage driver, drew up in rout of
Mite Jane Parmalee's gate and sat
patiently waiting until she should
make her appearanoe. Tbe wind roar
ed through tbe leafless trees, and
Alonzo's rubber coat resounded with
the beating of the heavy rain.
"Shouldn't wonder if she backed out,
1 after all," he mused, stooping to let his
hat brim discharge its pent-up flood.
"Ain't ma ay women who would start
out in a storm like this, just to go
a-vuiti-i', if they bad made all their ar
rangements and wrote they was
But all doubts as Miss Jane Parma-
lee's strength of will to carry out what
she had determined to do were present
ly disptlled by the appeal an ce of that
spinster at the door of her cottage,
with a large glazed traveling bag in
one hand and an umbrella in the other
She set the bag down on the stone
doorsteep, spread the expansive folds
of the umbrella over her head, took a
key from her pocket, and carefully
locked the doer. Tbe stage driver got
down from bis wagon, opened the gate
and came rustling up the gravel walk
in bis rubber coat.
"No need of your comin' for that
satchel, 'Lonzo," cried Miss Parmalee
through the roaring wind, as she turn
ed and put the key In her pocket, after
a final test of the locked door. "I've
got a free hand, and I reckon I could
carry it all right."
"Mebbe you could," replied Aionzo
cheerfully, "of course you could Jane;
but 't ain't my way to let lady paasen
gera tote their own baggage."
Tbe quiet familiarity with which
AIouco Jackson addressed Miss Parma
lee as "Jane" and her quiet, unsurpris
ed acceptance of it bespoke A closeness
of friendship which was well under
stood in the community, and which
bad now lasted ror twenty years or
more ever since they were "young
folks" and Aionzo had been said to be
"waiting on" pretty Jane Parmalee.
Everybody supposed that they would
get engaged and married in due time,
like other young coupler! with marked
preference for one anotlier. But years
passed, and for some reason Aionzo
failed to "get to the point"
Home said it was because the awk
ward, bashful boy could not summon
up enough courage actually to pop the
question. Others declared it was be
cause be was Jealous of a young fellow
from the city, who bad boarded with
Jane's aunt during the summer, and
used occasionally to see Jane borne
from church or take ber to a Sunday
school picnic At any rate, time pass
ed without any formal declaration
from Aionzo; and in the meanwhile
Jane's parents died, and she went to
live with her widowed aunt.
Then ber aunt died also, and Jane
was left alone in the world, for a broth
er who was a miner in the far West.
Jane converted the little properly that
had been left ber into money, and
bought a small cottage on tbe outskirts
of tbe village, where she now lived in
genuine old-maid fashion.
Aionzo, who was 43 years old, still
lived with bis aged parents, and cared
for them. For ten years be bad driven
the stage between Uilead and Uilead
Station where a remote corner of the
township was intersected by a railroad.
He bad never been to see Jane Parma
lee since she moved into her own cot
tage, but they were still "Lonzo" an.
"Jane" to each other whenever they
met, aud the memory of a faded ro
mance did not seem to embitter their
present friendship. Jane indeed some
times wondered, with a choking sensa
tion in ber throat, why Aionzo Jack
son had never asked ber to be bis wife,
but she bad long binoe got over the
keen aogulth of her girlhood disap
pointment, and schooled berseif to be
lieve that since God willed it so, it was
"all for the best."
On this stormy March day Jane
Parmalee was going to Gilead station,
to take the train for Lancaster, where
lived ber life-Ioug friend, Susan Rich,
in a pleasant home whose welcome
Jane bad often gratefully tasted. The
day and train having been set, Jane
would as soon have thought of betray
ing ber friend's confidence as failing to
arrive at the precise hour named in
ber letter. Fidelity was the bed rock
of her character, it would seem as if
Aionzo Jackson might have known
this, as he sat in tbe rain before her
Jane was the only passenger that
morning. She sat on the middle seat
under her big umbrella, and Alonio
chatted intermittently with her over
his left shoulder, as they jogged along
through the storm. One would never
have suspected that these two sober,
middle-aged persons bad been lovers
in tbe sweet days gone by.
When they reached the covered
bridge over tbe river, it seemed as if all
tbe clouds of heaven had opened their
sluice-gates tether. A perfect torrent
of rain was falling.
" 'Lonzo' can't you stop for a few
minutes in the bridge, till the worst of
this shower is over?" asked Jane.
"My new bannit Is gittin' awfully
damp. Tbe rain drives right through
this umbrel."
"Lenime see," said Aionzo, consult
ing, bis watch. "Yes, I guess so. We've
got twenty minutes to spare, and it
does rain middling hard. My! but the
river is high, ain't it? A little more
aud it would be over the floor boards
of the bridge."
Aionzo drove to the middle of the
gloomy covered bridge and then stop
ped his horses. Then be and Jane sat
listening to tbe thunder of the storm
over their beada.
"The bridge kind of quivers, doesn't
it?" said Jane.
"Yes, it does seem to joggle some,"
replied Alouzo. "The water's up to
tbe floor beams and pushes kind of
hard against 'em. But I don't be
lieve "
Just then the steady vibration of the
bridge increased to a sort of convulsive
shudder. The structure suddenly
lurched, gave a grinding slide, grated
off its stone piers, aud went whirling
down stream with the current
J&ne uttered a cry of terror and
caught hold of Alonzo's arm. lie could
feel her whole body tremble. Tbe
sensation sent a strange thrill through
him. His lethargic nature at last was
"There there!" he said, soothingly
Don't you be afraid, Jane. There aiu
real danger. Tbe bridge ain't a-going
to sink. We'll ground against the
shore somewhere, and then I can drive
right out again."
But the bridge tossed and spun and
careened, and the muddy water raced
along the floor. Jane began to sob
like a frightened child.
"Come, come," said Aionzo, drawing
the reins hard as iron over the plung
ing horses with his right hand. Don't
be scared. I'll there!"
His left arms reached over the back
of the seat and slid around Jane Parma-
lee's waist, her head dropped on his
shoulder, her tiest bonnet heedless of
the drippings of the old felt bat
There now there now there now !'
murmured the strong man tenderly.
"Ob, Jane, if something of this sort
bad only happened twenty years ago!'
'Yes," whispered Jane, all of i
tremble still, but cot with terror. "But
it has happened, 'Lonzo, and that's
enough for me!" Chicago News.
loneliest of Lighthouses.
Useful Hints.
A ten-cent tube of white lead will
mend any quantity of broken china.
Put a small quautity of white lead on
tbe broken edges, bind firmly with a
string, and set away for a few weeks to
dry. If not thoroughly dry tbe pieces
will not stay cemented when put in
water. Any amount of washing can
not dislodge tbe pieces when once
thoroughly dried before using. Care
must be taken to let nothing greasy
touch the broken edges before. applying
tbe lead.
For cleaning cutlery use ashes made
from pine wood and sift through a tine
sieve; rub gently with soft woolen cloth
and use castile soap; rinse in warm
water aud dry with soft linen cloth.
Fer fine cutlery that is not used often I
have found this preparation to be good:
Take a piece of leaf fat from tbe pork;
render and strain through a flannel
cloth; use no salt, as it will rust; will
keep best in a glass jar. Put a small
portion of this on a flannel cloth about
six inches square; rub the blades and
wrap carefully in tissue or waxed paper
In baking cake or rr'ni m in gem
pans, it should be inhered that if
there is not quite '.nough batter to fill
all the set, a little water should be put
in each one of the empty ones before
they are put into tbe oven.
A drop of kerosene or sweet oil, a
little candle tallow, or a slight applies-,
lion of soap, will stop tho squeak of
door-hinges or chairs.
Although it Is well to have a supply
of sweet herbs kept separately, a bottle
ready mixed should also be prepared,
as tbey save much trouble aud can al
ways be used when called for by tbe
general term sweet herbs. These usual
ly, consists of equal parts of lemon,
thyme, marjoram and savory, and two
parts parsley dried by beat Sun-dried
parsley is tasteless.
Great Salt Lake Lake Shrinking'.
The level of Great Salt Lake, Utah,
is reported to be steadily falling, on a
couut of the large volume of water
tributary to it, which is now absorbed
by irrigation enterprises, says the "Geo
graphical Record." The Jordan and
Bear Rivers, City Creek and other
tributaries rise in the mountains to the
east and, before tbey were intercepted
by irrigation ditches, poured into the
lake tbe year roundabout 10,000 cubic
feet a second.
It is interesting to learn that a simi
lar condition now exists in the Dead
Sea, Palestine. That sea was formerly
much larger than at present, as is
shown by the old, stretching
at various levels alonf; the basin. Since
the middle of the.century its level has
been very slowly rising- till quite re
cently, but now it is . falling. This
shrinkage of Great Salt Lake, cot to
natural cause, but to the Increasing
quantity of water taken from the Jor
dan and smaller streams by farmers.
who are diverting all tbey can get to
their lands. Some of the salt deposits
covering the bottom of tbe lake may
now be seen above the water in the
shallower places and near the shores.
But even if this shrinkage should go
on steadily it would take a long time to
dry up the waters, for the lake is over
2300 feet deep in the northern part of
the basin.
Monarch over pain. Burns, cuts,
sprains, .tings. Instant relief. Dr'
Thomas' Eclectric Oil. At any drug
The hightest point used by the light
house department of the United States
government as a signal station is a pre
cipitous rock in the northwestern part
of Oregon called Tillamook Rock. Its
great height and perilous situation
tend to make this rock the most avoid
ed one on the government lint, and !t
is only after a long and careful search
that men are found who are willing to
go as keepers to the station.
Tillamook Rock Light Station is in
the Thirteenth lighthouse district.
which Includes the coast and rivers of
Oregon, Washington and Alaska. It
is situated iu the midst of the surging
Pacific, with 90 feet depth of water on
all sides, at the great storm center
off Tillamook Head.
It is 18 miles south of the entrance
to the Columbia river, and one mile
southwest by half a mile west from
Tillamook Head, on the Oregon coast
The water near Tillamook had such a
strong and unoertaiu current that ves
sels unacquainted with tbe" coast are
warned not to attejopt the passage. Tbe
rock, which has a summit of SO feet
above the sea level, is an irregular col
umn of basalt, apparently separated
from Tillamook Head, on the main
1 a . ..a.. .
jana, oy untoia centuries or erosion
prior to the days when the sea was re
ceding on the Pacific and encroaching
upon the land on tbe Atlantic
The reason for the difficulty In secur
ing keepers for Tillamook is said to be
that a man not only risks his life in
accepting the position, but bis reason.
At present a keeper and four assistants
are provided for the double purpose of
di i ding the watcht s and mitigating tl e
awful isolation that Und toward un
seating the reason. The mere monoto
ny of seeing the same face (of a man of
course, ) day in and day out for month
and years, amid the same wild scene
and in the same narrow treadmill of
labor, is irritating. It begets dislike
by its very annoyance of mouotony
It is so different wher. the face is that
of a woman a wife.
But the wife is not permitted to live
there. The keeper and bis assistants
are cut off from all social lit-s. This
wild waste of water aud fierce storms
of Tillamook forbid a woman's resid
siding on the rock. .
Upon tbe east aid. Tillamook's sum
mit is 40 feet wide, narrowing to its
west side for a distance of 60 feet, and
from that point extending 40 feet furth
er in a sharp and abrupt ledge, where
it is only 40 feet in width. The rock is
precipitous on all sides, except on the
east, where it slopes up at an angle
of 20 degrees. The Kummit, except the
sharp ledge on the west side, is in
closed all around w a stmnp-
iron railing. The dwelling house is in
the center of the summit It faces to
tbe east It is a stone and cement
structure, held down by great iron
bolts. The stone tower rests on the
rock and shoots up from the center of
tbe dwelling. The iuclosure of this
wild sea-girt house contains some 7,000
square feet, or less than two acres in
area, the focal plate of tbe liizht is
130 feet above sea level. Yet this Pacific
oceau, when in Its angriest mood, oft-
times dashes its waves against the plMe
glass inclosing the light and burls
gigantic rocks high above and drops
them upon the borne of those faithful
but helpless guardians of the storm-
tossed mariner.
xne Keeper's dwelling is a square,
one-story building of stone for outer
walls, and brick, iron and wood for
interior, with rectangular extension for
the; duplicate airen apparatus. Tbe
light was first shown on February 1,
1881, the building having been begun
October 21. 187i). and completed under
circumstances of tbe greatest peril.
On the northwesterly side of tbe
rock, upon a sloping ledge, a wide,
level platform or landing place has been
constructed for transferring freight and
passengers. The cage is four and one-
half feet square and two feet deep, made
of wooden slats closely put together.
Ropes strongly bind each corner, into
which iron bolts with eyeballs are in
serted for attachment to tbe derrick.
The derrick raises the cage some 40
feet, and when the station boat is used
the cage is omitted and tbe entire out
fit is derricked up to the platform to
crest the accent is at an angle of 23 de
grees, and tbe distance is 48 feet
A tramway with tramcar takes up
the freight. Three tanks with 14,401
gallons capacity, and one cistern, 17,
057 gallons capacity, supply the station
with water, that In the tanks being
used for tbe fog siguals and that in the
cisterns being for the dwelling house.
Once a miniature garden six feet
square enlivened the scene with mem
ories of home aud furnished summer
vegetables. Its soil, six inches in depth,
was brought from Tongue Point, on
Astoria peninsula.
During tbe winter this soil was box
ed up and stowed away In a safe place.
For two summers this idyllic status
lasted, but tbe great tornado of 131-4
washed the boxes into tbe sea.
The redeeming feature of Tillamook
Station'is its elysian zephyr, known as
the cbinook wind, flowing with peren
oial delight from the northwest in
summer and imparting unequaled lon
gevity and coming in at winter frooa
the south west with healing on its wings.
Irish Wit and the Qieea's Visit.
An old woman selling oranges con
trlved as tbe royal procession drew
near to push a little nearer the barrier
"Stand back, you wid the batketr
shouted the policeman.
"Arrah," replied the old body at
once, 'mebbe her reverince 'd like an
orange chape enough, too, an' by the
token I'll give ber one all for nolhin',
"Stand back, will ye, her majesty
does not want yer oranges. Every
body knows" the policeman fell back
on his imagination "everybody knows
she hates oranges.".
"Then glory be to God, 'tis the olor
of thiru she hate; she's a tidy sowl
afiherall. I wi.-h I had some green
Another tale runs:
"Drive me to a good hotel, jarvey.
"Weil, sir; which do ye want?"
"Any will do so long as I can gtt a
"Then axio' yer lave, sir, ys'd bet-
tber go across and throw stones at a
le'd get locked up then, sir, an' 'tW
the only wav to get a room in Dublin
this night, sir. Heav'n be p raised T
There is a newsman on Kingstown
Pier well known to all travelers across
the channel. It seems that when the
queen was last in Ireland foity-nine
years ago, he had the honor of supply
ing her with morning papers. Accord
Ingly Dave Ftevens presented himself
again with a formidable amy of jour
nals, for hia stock in trade has increas
ed enormously in the meantime. Oue
of the gvntlemeu in attendance remind
ed her imsjesty of the circumstance.
and she sent for a morning paper, in
closing a soverign with a message to
tbe effect that David might keep the
rest for himself.
'And which newspaper did she buy?
asked the newsman's interviewer.
"I' like a lawyer, sur; all that takes
place between my customers an' my
self is sacret an' I wouldn't tell ye for
a handful o' soverigns but that would
surprise you if ye knew."
The interviewer's curiosity is still
unsatiated. Liverpool Post
Spiaying Trees.
Spray with Paris green, as generally
recommended, about one week after
the blossoms fall, or in time to get
tbe calyx cups well filled with the poi
son, so that they may close over and
hold it there.
Spray again with Paris green and
Bordeaux mixture combined, or with
kerosene emulsion, about June 1, or,
better still, observe carefully and apply
this when the eggs are being laid on
the leaves. ....
bcrape the bark and place paper
bands around the tree about tbe last of
June, when tbe larvae are beginning
to leave the apple to pupate. Examine
these two or three times a week apart
and destroy tbe insects found beneath
If these methods are not wholly ef
fective', owing to the proximity of neg
lected orchards or from an unusual
abundance of moths, later epraying.
with either Paris green and Bordeaux
mixture or kerosene emulsilfn, may do
some good, but apparently can not be
expected to be wholly effective.
If larvae are still found in the apples
in any considerable numbers towards
the end of the season, place paper
bands around the tree about September
1 or a little earlier. Leave them there
until the fruit is gathered from the
orchard, then remove and destroy the
larvae hibernating beneath them.
Wanted His Sing Back.
Under what circumstances, asks the
Westminster Gazette, ought A rejected
lover to insist upon the return of the
engagement ring from a lady unwilling
to yield it up? This is a very old
problem and one that hardly permits
of one inclusive solving formula. A
gentleman at the North London Police
Court recently wanted bis ring back
it bad cost a pound.
".Don't you ibinK," said the magis
trate, "that you have bad 1 worth of
pleasure during tbe time you walked
out with the girl?"
Tbe lover hardly felt able to value
bis pleasure in this commercial spirit,
and would only plead that the engage
ment ring was given conditionally on
it being worn (indue course) with
wedding ring provided by himself.
But after some discussion he consented
"not to trouble," He is going to try
and find another girl "a better and a
prettier one."
The ancients believed that rheum a
tism was tbe work of a demon within
a man. Any one who has bad an
attack of sciatic or indammatory rheu
matism will agree that the infliction is
demoniac enough to warrant the belief.
It has never been claimed that Cham
berlain s Pain Balm would cast out
demons, but it will cure rheumatism,
and hundreds bear testimony to the
truth of this statement One applica
tion relieves the pain, and this quick
relief which it affords is alone worth
many times its cost ror sale by all
Census (.aeries-
The blank schedules to be Ured in the
next census? are now bt'ing distributed
by the Census Oillce to tbe enumera
tors, who -sill start to work on June 1.
The schedules contain qutstious which
some persons may think prying, pur
poseless, or excessive in number. But
their number and character have been
determined by Congress, not by tht
Census Oitlce, aud all of them have
been asked in previous censuses. Tbe
only important chauge since is JO is
that some questions have been aban
People are often offended at the
question, "How old are you '' and are
apt to wonder what use the Govern
ment can make of their replies. Taken
as a whole the replies are as important
as any class of information the Census
Office collects. Age returns penetrate
and elucidate every other branch of
statistical knowledge. They show
where child labor is prevalent, and
where tbe proportion of persons able to
support themselves is large or small.
They reveal the great number of col
ored children and the short life of tbe
negroes under present conditions. Tbey
make it possible to ascertain whether
the average leugth of life is increasing
or decreasing, how many men the na
tion contains who are capable of voting
or of bearing arms, and whether the
relative number of children is increas
ing or decreasing.
In Mohammedan or semi-civilized
countries like India, householders are
often unwilling to answer the question
regarding the sex of persons in the
house, but in civilized countries where
tFie sexes are regarded as on an equali
ty, such unwillingness does not appear.
The answers to tbe questions show that
in nearly all cities the females outnum
ber tbe males and that the same is true
of most of the States along tbe Atlan
tic coast. The belief is widespread that
taking tbe world in general there are
more females alive at any given time
than males, and that if it were cot for
immigration there would be more fe
males in the United States than males.
But census statistics show that we can
not explain tbe great excess of males
(over one and a half million) in the
United States by immigration alone.
for when the foreign-born are left out
of account there are still about 600,000
more males than females.
Few would dilute the necessity for
asking questions regarding race. All
arguments regarding the future of any
particular race in this country, like tbe
Indian, the negro, or the Chinese, must
hing upon tbe returns of the census.
W?itli the Indians, moreover, it is of
the highest importance to learn what
success the policy of the Government
has met with in establishing them
apart from their tribes and reserva
tions, and whether such Indians are
increasing or decreasing.
Some mothers may shrink from stat
ing tbe number of children they have
bad and tbe number who are living.
But from the answers to these questions
the country will learn whether the
native American population is holding
its own, or whether, as some have
claimed, it is being gradually sup
planted and displaced by tbe children
of recent immigrants.
In the light of such explanations,
and only a few of tbe mt important
questions have beeu touched upon, it
may perhaps be clear to tbe public that
no question has beea ordered by Con
gress, or has been asked by tbe Cecr-us
Ofdee, which, if properly aud correctly
answered, will cot lead to suggestive
Inferences regarding the American
people and their work.
Condition of the Southern Xegros.
Ojriog to tbe widespread ignorant'e
of industrial conditions in the South
it seems necessary to state, with great
distinctness and emphasis, that the
negro remains as be has always been
the great industrial factor of the South
He is ef peoia ly conspicuous, as he has
always been, in agriculture. Nearly
all Southern landowners derive tbeir
iucoine from renting the laud to negro
tenants, who cultivate the crop under
the owner's direction often under tha:
or an overseer. ot Icsh than Ni per
cent, of the negro race are living under
these con lit ions. Therefore, whatever
beneflU there were formerly to be de
rived from such occupation and such
groups of lalorers on a plantation
must exist for the negroes of to-day.
The conditions of life are very much
the same on these plantations as they
were during slavery, except that thd
owner of the land is not privileged to
buy or sell bis laborers, but must buy
their labor. This be does on his own
There m not the slightest danger of
the Southern uegro becoming over ed
ucated. In tbe first place, many of tbe
so-called "colleges" are little more than
high schools, and the amount of learn
ing they impart is not likely to make
the negro "top heavy," or otherwise
injure his capacity for waiting on table.
In the secoud place, the negro masse",
except iu the towns and cities, have
little opportunity to obtain even the
rudiments of an education. A public
school system of three months' school
ing, without textbooks or school house,
and which opens its schools in deserted
log cabin or colored meetinghouses,
five, ten or fifteen miles apart, is not
likely to prepare many pupils for the
"negro colleges" that Mr. Warner so
much dreads. The public schools in
the Philippine Islands would prbab!y
compare favorably1 with those provided
for degro children in many of our
Southern States that is, for r.egro
children on the plantations, where il
literacy of tea" claims 70 per cent of the
And now a brief word on the in
crease! criminality of the negro. Un
doubtedly, prison statistics both North
and South tell heavily against the race
since it has attained its freedom. But
prison statistics tell heavily against
any class of people who can be grouped
toother as pitiful wtge-earners aid
day laborers. They tell heavily against
the foreign-elemeut element in our
Northern cities, as well as against the
negroes. The records of our jails and
almshouses in Pennsylvania will sub
stantiate this statement The reform
atories of the State tell a similar tale
against the young children cf the foreign-born.
Are these children and
tbeir parents inherently depraved? Or
is it merely that the conditions of life
in our large cities bear most cruelly on
those who are least fitted to overcome
their euvironment?
The reformatories f.r children tell
another strange tale which may illus
trate my point The records of those
that I have studied show that 50 per
ceut. of the youthful Inmates are either
orphans or half-orphans. Dow this
mean that orphans and half-orphans
have a natural beut toward moral de
pravity ? Caroline H. I'embetton, in
Springfield Republican.
He Made 'Em Shet Up.
The people of Mooeehead jay the
most troublesome crowds are the driv
ers when they come up the railroads
to tbe lake in the spring. All the bilu
in'tbem wenis seething. They kuow
they ar& bidding good-bye to comfort
for a while, and the stimulants seem
only to add a raw edge to tbeir general
bitter tone of mind, says the Lewistoi
Out of retpect for the conductor they
usually poufpone the inevitable rough-and-tumble
until they disembark from
the train at West Cove. Then tbe
thumb-cbewlog promptly commences.
On the contrary, lb men who are
now coming out of the woods and are
filling the beds and streets of Green
ville, are in a mellow aud jovial mood
and the artificial and liquid elation
only adds to the general hilarity.
One night 600 meu were about tho
village, and liquor was more or less
plenty, coining from some secret but
unquenchable source. But there was
not even a brawl to disturb the perfect
bliss of tbe evening.
Yes, thertwas a disturbance, and it
was of so picturestjue a uature that I'll
descritie it
A wee little girl came into tbe big
"men's room" of a boarding house a
forlorn mite iu that seethe of tobacco
smoke. She stood munching lozenge s
that she took from a carefully guarded
roll of red paper. She stood for a few
moments at the ellsw of a rough
paired young man who was playirg
cards and swearing intermittently with
great vigor.
When he turned to eject a stream of
tohaceojuice over the child's head, he
espied tte roll of lozenges.
"Hello, little gal," said he; "divvy."
The little one held tbe candy behind
ber back.
"You want to get over stinginess
while you're young, little gal," said
tbe youth, and, seizing the child by the
arm, he wrested away the lozenges aiid
gulped at a mouthful the little treasure
that she was bearding. With a child's
grief she watched the grinning fellow
munch down the caudy, and she burst
into a Wail.
Withoiit a word a leng bearded man
leaped oft the deacon-scat and grabted
the tall youth by the collar. When
the fellow went down unm the tloor
tbe card table crashed over aud the
money was scattered to every corner of
the room. The locg bearded man us d
his human nr p to clean up a consider
able area of filth, and theu wound up
the chaotisement by whacking bis vic
tim's head on the 1! or and kicking
him vloleully.
'Aiu't no need of killin' a man, is
there, fer plaguein a young 'un a lit
tle?" aked one of the card player.',
The long-bearded man removed his
pipe from his mouth aud said, with a
firmness that left no room for arcu-meut:
"A dirty who will rob a little
girl, even in fun, ought to be broken in
two. A litth' gir.'s heart should not be
made to sorrow this early, even over
ttle things. The pojr creatures have
enough trouble before them. I let tha
polecat off easy. 'F any oue says I
didu't I'll lick the crowd. Now shet
And they were forthwith "shet"
A Bosch of Incidents.
Sued the Wrong Has.
Will Forecast Floods.
An Epidemic of Whooping Cough.
Last winter during an epidemic of i
whooping cough my children contract
ed the disease, having severe coughing
spells. We had used Chamberlain's
Cough Remedy very successfully for
croup and naturally turned to it at
that time and found it relieved the
cough aud effected a complete cure.
Johjt E. Clifford, Proprietor Nor
wood Pouse, Norwood, N. Y. This
remedy is tor sale by all drugg'sts.
The Chief of the United States
Weather Bureau contemplates the es
tablishment of a bydrographic division.
A system of water forecasts is to be ac
complished by means of many stations
in different localities, tbe object being
the study of all rivers in the country,
and observations relating to precipa-
tion and tbe height of river waters.
The stage of water in all rivers is to be
reported daily and from data so ob
tained forcasts for the following twenty-four
hours are deduced and tele
graphed to the central office at Wash
Tbe largest hcjpital in Europe is at
Moscow, and has 7,000 beds. Its staff I
consists of 96 physicians and 900 nurses,
and about 15,U00 patients are cared for
every year.
"It was almost a miracle. Burdcck
Blood Bitters cured me of a terrible
breaking out all over the body. I am
very grateful." Miss Julia Fllbridge,
West Corn well, Conn.
I consider it cot only a pleasure but
a duty I owe to my neighbors to tell
about the wonderful cure effected in
my case by tbe timely use of Chamber
Iain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea
Remedy. I was taken very badly with
flux and procured a bottle of this
remedy. A few doses of il effected a
permanent cure. I take pleasure in
recommending it to others suffering
from that dreadful disease. J. W.
Lynch, Dorr, W. Va This remedy
is sold by all druggists.
Hetty Green's Great Biches.
Hetty Green's wealth consists large
ly of government bonds, railroad stocks
nd mortgages," writes Leigh Mitchell
Hodges of "The Richest Woman in
America," in the June Ladies' Home
Journal. "She says she is not so fond
of government bonds since tbe finances
of tbe nation have become polluted
with politics. Good mortgages of any
kind are now her favorite form of in
vestment If all the mortgages she
holds were foreclosed to-morrow, 23
churches of various denominations, in
almost as, many States, would become
hers, and four cemeteries .would be
added to her real estate. Besides these
there would be blocks of great business
buildings and splendid city houses,
theaters, livery stables and hotels,
country residences, farms and ranches,
factory buildings, and thousands of
acres of valuable land in all parts of
the country. Several years ago she
made a tour of inspection of all the
property on which she held mortgages.
She spent two yeara traveling and
stayed at forty hotels in as many cities.
Since then she has added largely to her
holdings of this kind. The most con
servative estimates place Mrs. Green's
wealth at $60,000,0)0, but it is probably
more. She, herself, won't discuss the
matter, except to -say that it is over
stated." Insurance Wanted in a Harry.
During the progress of a recent fire
in Utica, N. Y., when the embers and
sparks were flying far and wide, tbe
telephone in one of the uptown cilices
buzzed frantically. Tbe clerk took it
down leisurely, after the nianner-of
clerks, and much to his surprise heard
the following confession of faith:
Say, this is Mr. So-snd-so. There
is a fire up tbe railroad tracks and the
wind is blowing this way. I would
like to get some insurance right away.
Cag you fix it np so that I can get some
from now on ?"
What tbe insurauce man said is
something different, but it may be said
by way of information that the nerv
ous man who bad ttuth in Insurance
companies was neither burned out nor
There was a funny cane tried in the
Washington courts recently. A butcher
of tbe came of Nealon had an electric
fan in bis stall at the market to cool
the atmosphere and drive away flies.
It was manipulated by a email thumb
screw beneath the counter, and when
Nealon discovered that he could charge
his body with electricity by placiug his
band or foot against the thumbscrew,
he indulged in practical jokes upon
such of bis customers as he thought
were amiable enough to endure them.
When some handsome young girl or
jolly housewife would pick up a leg of
Iamb or a of beef to examine it,
Nealon would place his hands upon it,
close the circuit, and she would receive
an electric shock. Nobody was hurt or
badly frightened and Nealon had a
good deal of fun for hL customers.
One day, however, a man by the
name of William Schultz, who had no
sense or humor and hates practical
jokes, picked up a piece of corrftd beef
from the counter of Nicholas Auth.
who had the adjoining stall. Mr. Auth
had left his place in charge of neighbor
Nealon for a few moments while he
went on an errand. On returning Mr.
Schultz, who was a regular customer.
wai dancing about like a wild man
ud crying fi.r vengeance. It seems
that Nealon, with his hunger for fun,
had taken hold cf the chunk of corned
beef which Schultz had picked off Mr.
Auth s counter and had given the
nervous man a shock from which he
claims to have muttered both in body
and mind. The butchers tried to
soothe him, but be wo-ild not be coo
soled, and went straightway to a
lawyer and brought suit for 110,003
damages against Mr. Auth. Tbe casa
was tried and tbe jury found for the
defendant, on the ground that Mr.
Auth bad nothing whatever to do with
the case. While it was his corned beef.
it was Nealou's electricity. Schultz
had sued tbe wrong man.
A policeman stopping an Irish ca
terer who bad not got bis name on his
cart, examines the crt anu says:
see your came s enumerated." rai
instantly replies: "You're a liar! Me
name's O'Flaherty."
English cyclist to a pretty Irish "col
leen," in iugratia'.iug toues. "Which
i the way to Siigo, my dear?" Kitty
replies in demure accuuts: "By the
road, yer honor.'"
Irate landlady, pounding on tbe
door of her slutlifiil lodger's room; "l-
it dead or alive ye are, Mist her Mo
loney ?" Malouey, from within: "Na
tber; I'm slaping."
"Pat, can you tell me what is an
Irish 'bull'?'' asked an inquiring to'ir
it "Well, if your honor seen four
cows lyin' down iu a field and oue o'
them was standlu' up, that 'ud be a
bull," retorts Pat triumphantly.
A small boy standing beside a donk
ey and holding i'.s head with both
hands, while a p irty of militiamen are
passing. Oae of them ca'.U out: "Sy,
sonny, what are you holding him to
tight for? ' Small boy, promptly: "I
was aft-art when he seen his brother
he'd go and 'list"
In its advanced and chronic form a
cold in the . bead is known as Nasal
Catarrh and is the recognized source of
other diseases. Having stood the test
of continued successful use, Ely's Cream
Balm ia recognized as a specific for
membranal diseases in the nasal pas
sages, and you should resort to Las
treatment in your own case. It is cot
drying, does cot produce sneezing.
Price 50 cents at druggists or by mail.
Ely Brothers, 50 Warren Street New
York. Give np prejudice and try it
Cheap Horses.
'Horses were cheap in the West; in
fact, you could hardly give them
away," writes Kev. Cyrus Townsend
Brady, in the June Ladies' Home
Journal. "I remember a stockman
came to a friend of mine, speaking in
this wise: "I've got six young and
middling horses well broke and, con
sidering the hard times, in pretty fair
condition. What'll you give me for
"I'll give you ten just Iik them,
said my friend, "and think myself
lucky to save the feed and care of four
of them."
The offer ws not accepted.
At the Sioux Falls Convention
"Jerry" Simpson asseited his belief
that "Bryan stands head and shoulders
above all his compeer." In other
words, paradoxical as it may seem, the
Boy Orator is much greater than all
tboie who are as great as he Is.
Simplicity of Japanssa Divorcs.
Tbe following are the texts of won
drous letters, bearing a recent date, ex
changed between an aggrived husband
and his delighted successor, both of
Azuma-Mura, Ashikago district, To
chigi prefecture;
Mr Stikii hi Yantmnoto :
Sir: You have been guilty of im
proper flirtatious with my ife, Tsune,
and tbe affair has greatly grieved me.
For this r ason I have made various
complaints against you for your ottt-u-sive
conduct, through the members of
ourccmmunal body, and you have sent
meeudless apolo..;i"s, but as I field tbeiu
unsatisfactory, I have, like a man, de
cided to get rid of my wife and I do
herewith give and trant-fer her to you.
Henceforth I will not eutertain any
lingering affection for tbe woman, acd
ia proof thereof, witness my signature.
Kamekichi Fujikawa.
Sir. Kanflcichi Fniikuwii :
Sir: It is indisputably true that I
have been guilty of intimacy with ycur
beloved wife, and on that account I
have sent you apologies through the
members of our coummunal body. You
have, however, steadfastly retUsed to
forgive, and have instead forwarded
your wife to me. As it is your will, I
herewith beg to acknowledge receipt
and transference of said wife, etc
Sokicbi Yamamoto.
Current Topics.
Nearly all the rope used by the
United States navy is manufactured in
the Government ropewalk at tbe
Charlestown Navy Y"ard. The plant
has just been thoroughly overhauled,
and electrical motive power has been
installed there.
The assesf, "aluation of the Newport
estate of the late Cornelius Vanderbilt -
is greater than that of any other prop
erty at tbe Rhode Island watering
place. The tax receiver has it down
for pKJ.OOO. Next comes the estate of
Mrs. Oliver H. P. Belmont, which is
assessed at sijo.O1). The proper of
Mrs. Herman Oelrich?, which is now
being improved by the addition of a
new villa, will rank among the most
valuable when completed.
"Rb Peter to pay Pail." That is
what they do who take stimulants for
weak nerves. Hood's Sarsaparilla
gives true nerve strength.