Millheim Journal. (Millheim, Pa.) 1876-1984, August 04, 1887, Image 1
The Millheim Journal, PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY BY I\. A. fltttlTliliEH. Office in the New Journal Building, Penn St,near Hartnmo's foundry. SI.OO PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE, OK SI.'AO IK NOTL'ALU IN ADVANCE. Acceptable Correspondence Solicited Address letters to MILLHEIM JOURNAL. BUSINESS CAR DS HAUTER, AHTKIXKF.R. Mi Li.ii Kill, PA. B. STOVER, AUCTIONEER, Madisonburg, Pa. II. RKIFSNYDKR. AUCTIOYEER, MILI.HK.IM, PA. J W. LOSE, AICTIOyEER, MLLI.ILKIM, PA. JOHN F. IIAHTER. Practical Dentist, Office opixtslte the Methodist Church. MAIN STUEKT, MILLHKIM PA J. W. ST AM, Physician & Surgeon, Office on Pent* street, MILLHEIM, PA. J) R QE ° L LEK ' Physician A Surgeon, MADISONBURG, PA. Office opposite the Public School House. 'yy. p - AKl> ' M< n - WOODWARD, PA. JG O. DEININGER, Sotary-Public, Journal office, Penn st., Millheim, Pa. AVDeedsand other legal papers written and acknowledged at moderate charges. L. SPRINGER, Fashionable Barber, MAIN STREET, MILLHKIM, PA. 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Our Curtain a> nt Upholstering Department is not surpas sedl in the cities.Hote Churches and I'ri - rate Residences Furnished at short notice and at low lates. Our immense Building is If' orally packed with goods from attic to cellar. We are enabled to sell the lowest because we sell the most. Everybody_ visits us and t-hjnksour'house a marvel. The It; tndsomestßide-Boards, Escvitoiies, Chjffonieres, Wilting Desks, Dad Racks, Hiate and aiarble Mantels in the laud. Busy all Every Bid a Sale A PAPER FOR THE HOME CIRCLE MILLIIEIM PA.. THURSDAY. AUGUST L. IHS7. VIUELorPS PASTOR. Yii ••loop i* a \ ilhtge of a hundred Inhab itants, hidden away in the midst <>! the tor es! land on the outskirts of burgundy and the Emigres region, in France. Its low hoii *, with rubble walls, ami appearing crit*hcd umlcr the lieav \ covering of those iI at shim* whiiii the mountain peasant* , > ill "lava," overhang iu picturesque disor der u rav i lie in whose depths Hows a pur ling stream on it* way to join the • birec. A forest i.f niaguiiieeiit trees encircles tlii* h.unlet, inter|M.sing elgltt or nine miles ol solituile Is'tween it and the nearest town. So wild i* the spot that the very wolves, it i* said, feel themselves strangers there, ami the at the sight of it —whence collie* the inline of Yireloup (tnru wolf.) Ai the summit of the incline where the buildings lie seatlcnd among the verdure there ris s ow Is'lfry cot• fed with a slate ixsit iu a | somewhat dilapidated condition ; lieshlc wtilrb, s>qarat>\l from the ehiireli by the ts'inetery ami a nnslest garden, ami ln h* •si by a cornel htslgc, the parsoutige shows it* gray front, whereon clings a vine whose grajs-s never ri)teii. The parish is a p>sr one, little ineadw or cuitivattsl land there, ami the inhabitants gain a meager living by working in tin vv IMHIS. The forest, where they exercise the woodcutter'* trade, iu*arly proviU** them with IIHHI and house shelter. It supplies them wiih every thing, lir*vviHsl ami timber, 1 lecch-uut oil for lighting ami osiking,bask et loads of uiuslirooins ami wild Iriiit* for the daily supjs-r, hare*and partrilges (tak en with a snare) for gala day*. Separated from the rest of the woild by the isolating inelusiire of'the wood*, the js-ople of V irc loup are very primitive folk*, living almost outside of civilization. Crosscountry road* of a horrible kind alone hind them to tin chief town of the department —the rural postman visits the village three time* a week bringing certain official paj.rs for the or for the pastor, and very rarely a letter. The news of the outer world reach es Vereloup only at long intervals between, ami so much la-hind time as to 1m- almost legendary when it spreads through the vil lagc. • • • # • One Sunday morning, toward* the end ot siiuimer, hsl II by Ihe charm* of herb-gath ering in the midst of the w**i, I 10-t my way among tin* tlii> k lorest tnvs: ami just on the str>ik<' ofbui 1 came hungry on \ irc hutp. The August sun heated to a dazzling w hiteues* the single steep ami stony stitsU : ami in the sparkling glitter of the strong sunshine tin* hamlet appeartsl t>. la; ash* p. All the dwelling* wa re eloswl, and in Irout of the irregularly built hoiua-s some hen* clucked discreetly, striking their busy Is-ak* here and there into the mouldy dung heaps lying around. I tried iu vain to dis eover above any >hsr the tnulitioiial juui- JMT itiish numuim-iiig an inn. Kveryw here , liistvl dtsir* and wlmlovvs hermetically cov ! ereit by little curtain* of a rv*i sjiiar> pat tern. Not far from the church, from whems* there came a hum of voi< - es singing iu uni j son, 1 at length jicreeived, in the sluwle of a barn jsm li, an agtsl w oman seated huddlwl iu a chair turning a roiwry ls-twas'ii her lin gers. Approaching her, I became aware that her lower limbs were paralyzed ; and 1 coiiclttdixl that slu- lunl causeil herself t>> IK? I irriisl there, near the half-opeiusl windows of the choir, that she might hear from ihence the chanting of the officiating clergy and take part in high mass. A|>ologizing for troubling her, 1 requcst-d her to direct uic to an inu. "There is no inn at Yireloup," lie re plitsl, laying her rosary in her lap. "W hat would lie the use of any ? N> travelers pass this way." "Hut when by elianee there is one w here can he procure anything to eat ?** "Oh, well, at the pastor's house." "At the pastor'* house ?" "Yes ; that is where the foresters ami the high-road surveyor* alight when they pass through this region, t htly you will have to wait till mass is over." • * * * * Having nothing lietter to do than to at tend high mass, I entered the church. As *>ion as I puslnsl ojveti the door I uu derstood why the village had apiK*arel so desertcsl. The narrow nave, with its low, green-painted pillars, was crammed with the faithful. The whole imputation was packed together there. The women, in vio let-eolorsl luadslress, *lgsl with black tulle, occupied the seats ; the men, in blouses, stiMKl ill tlieaish-s : the village no tables, in brave attire, displayed themselves iu the church officers' jtevv ; the children sat in a line on the steps of the choir, tin* girls on the left and the boys on tlie right. A sitiilsxim, stealing in through the broken windows of a recess ill the choir, fell obli quely across the nave, bringing into promi nence the features tunned by the frs- open air, ami the horny hands hardened by the handling of the axe. Continual contact with the trees of the forest gave all this population something ol the knotty ami rigid physiognomy" of the beeehes ami the oaks,ill whose midst tlie.v dwelt familiarly. The women, with half <i>entsl lips ami joined hand*, had the attitudes of wooden saints : the men, motionless, with arms hanging down, sleepy-eyed, retained something of the somewhat impassibility of a forest of lofty trees. The prefa"e had just Wen rehearsed. Tlie celebrant, in a surplice, was chanting, ac enmpanied by an aged precentor —"Sanctus, sanctus, sunctus, lteiiedietus qui veuit iu nomine Domini." (Holy, holy, lmly, ; blessed Is; lie who cometli in the name of the Lord.) The priest escorted by the two ehorister-boys with fair entangled looks, r*"- eitisl tlie canon of the mass. I T JK>II his turning rotixd after lilting the chalice lor its adoration by the faithful, I rapidly ex amined the features of liiin of whom 1 was about to ask the hospitality of a breakfast. Alsmt ti ft y* years of age, lean and knotty like his parishioner*, with clear and artless eyes, prominent nose and a large mouth ex pressive of an amiable temperament, his was the face of a g<Ksl and simple-hearted man. After tlie bell had sounded three times for the Agnus Dei, he recited the Ha ter iu a clear well-toned voice ; then, hav ing received the sacrament, he proceeded to the ablutions. AVhcn lie had wiped the chalice and shut it up in tlie tabernacle, 1 ' observed an unusual movement through 1 the whole congregation. Some blew their noses, others coughed, each one settled him self and leaned forward as if Ix'tter to hear. Eyes that looked sleepy before were lit up now, and turned impatiently towards tlie > niche wliitlier the chorister boy went to ro- *l..rc the holy vittsela l th' lr r. sting |l we. For a iiioiiicnt I -.1 the jnstor vv.i • a liout to preaeh ; but I was stum undeceived li\ the reajiJH'.tr.tlti eOl the IM' ilyte carry lug litis time ' a tray—can you g tess ? a c| Attliesmia iuslaiit over itll their mteiiaiwe* there came a satiny sm. ..I s illsfaelitin, while the priest took the inslriimenl in hi* hand. He drew hi lin ier* slowly over it, and then to m\ e\eetsling gre it nsttmisltmenl, |d win •; it lo hi* lip* he Itegait lo play. • # # ♦ * It was an impruvist <1 jterfnrmance, hall Hat red, half profane ; now huvlnj; for a sul p.ft Millie sollg of I lie fhlireh.tw file " Adesls tideles," or " lilii el tilia—then some old time melody, "t Tuneful l'ijte," or "When Still a Chihl," .Ve. Ueally the pastor did not play at all liadly : and hi* parishioners, far from Iwdng untaxed, as I w as, at thi* strange interlude, seeme*t to eon shier the thing as quite n matter of com *e, ami to re joiee thereat exceedingly. The women ap peared to Is- enraptured, the men nodded in time, the children ojieiwd their eye* wide with joy. The sharp nasal tones of tlw 1 trionet aseeitded merrily in the ptor little iiureh, tilling it with temler and simple inelody. The old and saintly images at t wlt*l to the walls s*'in<*l to ls>k youthful agitin at the sound ; the paper Hewers a dorning the altar rustled gently, a.* if ea ressed by the vibrations of the notes, stud the putt-cheeked cherubs carved on the key stone of the vaulted roof sitilhxl from ear to This having last.sl a full quarter of an hour, the pastor then wipt* 1 the month piece of his clarionet, and placing it again on the tray which the chorister lsty piously restored to its place, he turned round to the high altar to recite the final orison* and to read the last gosjsd. The parishioners were already rising to leave their places, and the children lisjs'rs<sl rapijlv through the nave making click-clack on the Hour with their WiMsleu shoes. When the crowd hal passed out I went to seek the p;L*tor. 1 Ibuiul him in the sacri,-- ty in the act of removing his sacerdotal vestments ; and 1 timidly explained to him the necessity iu which I found myself, in llu-abseiisc of any inn in the village, to have recourse to his hospitality. He listen ed to me, all the while folding up his ehusu hlc ami replacing it in a drawer ; then said with a smile : "Why, of course ! It is quite natural. 1 consider it a pastoral duty to offer my tahh to those rare strangers wlioui chains* brings into my parish—.lean Louis 1" lie contin ued, addressing a chorister lsty, "go and tell I'hilouieiie to set the table for two, and to give a double allowance of eggs to Iter omelette. You will have jsstr fare, sir, for our resources are very limited. Hut you know what is vvTit ten iu the Hook of l'rov erhs, 'Hetter is a dinner of herbs where love is than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.' " Something more than herbs graced the pastor's table at breakfast, and is was none the loss generous a repast for Wing so hear tily offered. The omelette of sorrel was ;u* COlllpauied by ;i trout 1H.11>. 1 tit wine SAIN*' ami a savory ham—the whole Dung season ed with a mild wine of the Montsaug*iO nais, which in the riblstl glass atuutuu*! a pleasant tint of gooselterry green. My host was merrily inelin*l, ami evidently knew how to set folks at their ease. So, when the dessert came on, which consisted of fresh hazelnuts anil inaileleine jwtrsjust gather ed front the garden, I made UJI my mind i question the gotwl priest ouiceruing that re markable clarionet interlude which puzzled me so much. "Monsieur le cure," 1 liegan, you will perhaps think me inquisitive, but I attend ed liigb mass and I confess I was a little astonished " "I knowwhat you are going to say," he interrupted good huinnredly, "my clarionet solo scamlalizod you. Yon arc not the first: and as 1 do not wish to scandalize any one, I owe yon sn explanation, ami you shall have it." "When lnottHcigneur confided to nie the direction of this parish (and that will lo tiftecii years ago come the Feast of Saint tleorge) I found Yireloup in the most de plorable condition, isitli moral and material —a population of savages, sir, and what is worse, a population of heathens ! The men ami women spent every day in the woods, including Sunday : and as soon as the chil dren got to lie twelve years old they left school and catechism to roain iti the. forest. The whole set of them resembled a herd of deer much more than a community of Christians. You saw our church. It is not rich ; but at that time it was a very barn, where the dandelions grew among the pave ment. Ami 1 give yon my word, sir,that it was not the frequent coming together of my parishioners that hindered grass from grow ing there. On Sundays I celebrated holy mass in presence ol ten ag<*l woincu ami as many children. As for the men,they never showed themselves in church at all. In vain each Sunday did I expend all my elo quence. My sermons wotthl sooner have touched the stone pillars than the hearts of those infidels. "1 was deeply distressed over this stale of affairs. One spring evening, after mourn fully retieeting over this hardness of heart, which was a real mortification to me, i ad dressed a fervent prayer to the all-kituUiod, beseeching lliut to come to my aid, for my part, my labor was being ,sp;-nt in vain. The prayer having refreshed my heart, the thought came suddenly into lay head that 1 would divert myself from this gloomy frame of mind by a little music. In my voutli I was possessed ot some skill with the clarionet, and I had brought my instru ment along with me when 1 came to Yire loup. I went to seek it at the lxittoni of a cupboard and set about playing through my whole list of airs. The evening living sul try, 1 had opened my library window, aud as I glan "■ into the street while pausing between two pieces I beheld a considerable assemblage there. The whole parish had congregated in front of my door. These folk liad never heard any other music than that of the larks or the village herdsman's horn. Thus they gave very evident signs of an enthusiastic admiration ; and when 1 ceased playing there was a general murmur of disappointment in the street. "This was for me a glimpse of light, and as it were a providential teaching. Since these pagans were affected by music, that was the means through which they could he brought to mass. But how to set about it ? Our church had not even a harmo nium, and I was too poor to purchase one. Then I thought that in default of an organ my clarionet might do perhaps. And why not ? The important point was to gain Terms, SI.OO per Year, in Advance. NO. so. I t liir.l.*u •! souls !• <i >l. I hesitated no loiigii* . mid on flit* following Hniiday.licforc Hunting tlx* K.Vfil r*gnM my ten aged women will) a solo mi liio clarionet. Tin in t\ - nl't hi* unusual ceremonial spread r.ip ! Ml). a* you may w*ll lliink ; ami tl.e Sun* ; il;i> lifter, :ih noon ns mass lmgnn, my ' fliiirHi was full. Men, women iin.l rl.il ; ilrt-tt —tlie wltole |.uisji, in Hniulay at lire, ! lltle.l I lie nave, when I eoinnieiieeil to |>l iy the air from 'Joseph.' "How you most have triumphed, Mon sieur l<* <'are !" "Wait! The triiiiuph won short. Kcarit*- I) was my solo ttui*!ie.!,ihuu all lliesc good for-nothings m.*ain|s*r<sl nway like a tloek ol sparrows, ami I found myself alone with my ten jjoo I women, neither more no less. It was a dls.xMiifiture an 1 a lesson. Hat what ? In every undertaking there are the preliminary groping*. 'Any wuy, you'll have to emue, my froliesonie friends,' I thought to myself. Then, in stead of play ing ni\ pieee at the beginning of mass, 1 hid to eomc a little liefore the dismissal — the lie, uiissi est —and my wild auiiuals were obliged to attend through the Holy S leriti.-e it they wish • to hear 'the music.' They 1i:m1 to wait through the '(Jloria* ami the sermon, and the rest. And now tlu-y got in tin* way of it, and not one of my par ishioners misses mass ! "Well, sir, would you believe it added I In* worthy pastor, "il.is atl.iir for a time was made a eause of uuplrtas.iiitue.ss in u certain high quarter. Sunn* of my fellow clergy, whether jealous or l<*> rigid, found this mingling of the sacred and profane s*mi.*w hat shocking to tlieir sense of propri ety,and the matter was brought to the bish op's notice. Happily inonsciguetir is a man of sense and humor. 'Gentlemen, re plied he to my traduecrs ; 'Since King David danced liefore the ark it may well lie ]M*rmitted to Monsieur le Cure, of Vireloup, to play ou the clarionet before the tabernac le ; and we ought to say to him, as the prophet Nathan said to King David : 'tlo do all that is in thine heart, for the Lord is with thee !" Rrouomiziug Time. Do you not know many homes where the supply of cooking utensils is so unnecessarily limited tbat a good deal of lime is daily wasted and much extra lalior expended in preparing the meals by having to wash one sauce pan in wbicb to cook a second dish tbat could as well haye been cooked with the same fire, and watched at the same time as the first ? Or a towel must do duty as a strainer or calender, no account being made of the time required to wash the towel, nor of its becoming worn and stained? Or a silver spoon is used to stir or lift food for the lack of iron or wooden ones ? Why not afford 6uch kettles and paus as arc really needed for ad vantageous cooking, and "save" in some other department ? Have you over seen some busy housewife banging out clothes on a cold, windy day, Liking off a clothes peg each time a garment is added to the line, trying to make the peg hold two and sometimes three articles ? Since good clothes-pegs can be had so cheaply, it seems rather far-fetched saving to stand on the icy ground double the time really required to shake out and bang the clothes, and run the risk of taking cold while so doing. O Could any arithmetician compute the number of half-hours spent in rearing a family of a half a dozen chil dren, in untying "hard knots" in shoe strings that are too short or are so worn as to require tying in more than one place, and must again be untied before the little shoe can be taken off? Shoe-strings cost so little. Could the hours which some mothers spend, during one year alone, in manuging wornout shoe-lacing in order to save a • few pence, not better be utilized in ' doing some sewing, or other work by which enough could be earned to stock the family with shoe strings for life ? Going to Change His Brand. "Can 1 do anything for you ?" politely inquired the young man in charge of a cigar store as a stranger entered. "Why, yes, I guess so," was the rather slow reply. "You make a brand of cigars called the 'Lurids* don't you ? "Yes, sir, we do." "And you keep advertising that you are lioutid to preserve the excellence Jof the brand ?" "Yes, sir." "Well, I've been smoking the Lurids for a couple of yean past, audit's only latety I've noticed a change in the taste, I thought I'd drop in and see about it." "Why, sir, we are using even lietter to bacco. " "And the same tillers ?" "Better tillers, sir." ' "Well, that's probably the matter. Up to a fortnight ago they hail a beautiful taste of tarred rope and my wife used to in ' halo the smoke for catarrh. Since that time they seemed t>o have a sort of sheep I twine taste, and the smell is like an old towel on tire. I was going to say that j "Our eigars are made entirely of choice tobacco, sir." "No rone inside ?" 1 <.VT • .. "No sir. "Oh, well, then 1 guess I'll change my I brand. Tarred rope lays over sheep twine any day in the week with ine, and there's ' my wife's catarrh and the baby's whooping cough to lie consulted. Sorry to have 1 troubled you, but all of us have our tastes, " you know." | TIIERE is an onyx quarry at New - Suisin, Cal., and 100 tons of it were • shipped to New York lately to be made 1 into mantels, bureau tops, etc., while u some of it will be worked into jewelry. NMWUrAI'RK LAWS II HUtrHMibri-H (Hdcl the lliHSUllUmc.tl.il Ol ii**-qairrn I In- i>ui>li>h is may rnntiina .to semi litem until all arrearages are pukl. II sMi'-s rlih'r* refuse <u* neglect to tale ilteir miw*qu|cn front tin- nftlce to inch I In-v art sent tltcy artt belt) r<"qxutHitf> nnitl tln-.v liav< < tued l lie bill* at.il iinlttrd Ihent lii-eonilt.iit'O. If (ttlMcrlhtrt* itmvt- toother plans without in fonultiu the nnl'lisher, and the newsinq* is am wjiil to I ticfonoioqilan^h^ ADVRHTUHNU RATHD. ~ I alt. i ino. 18 twtMt, It moa. 11 vear I square f2 no >lon | *ft ui #ato I fa no 'icoluinii lot) r.tmi in to i.fio] is no '• " 71*' I" i*i I IMK) 3d IV 4n tit I " 1(1 Oil lft Owj 2:>Ui 4ft 00] 75P0 One Inch make* a sminr®. Administrators and Executors' Notice* Transit-lit adver ilaemeiits ami local* incents tier line for first niter lion and ft rent* per line for each addition al iiiMUtluii Origin and Advantage* of Arbor Day. ''Arbor Day" originated in Lincoln, Nebraska, in the year 1872. TLo State Board of Agriculture lining in session, early in January, the Hon. J. Sterling Morton, on the 4th day of the month, Introduced a resolution, and urced its adoption, whereby a day should bo set npert each year for the planting. The resolution was adopted, and "Arbor Day''came into existence. It is now a legal holiday, and upon its annual return, the 22d of April, the banks, public offices, and business houses close their doors. The schools suspend their usual routine, and the people all celebrate the day by plant ing something. Arbor Day has given an impetus to tree planting, such as could not have been secured in any other way, and under its influence uiany a former bar ren spot is to-day a shady grove. In the capita] city of the State, where I write may lie seen one of the most re markable examples of its influence. Twenty years ago there was here an absolutely treeless plain ; not a leat was interposed between the summer's sun and the heated ground. To-day there are, by actual calculation, very nearly one million trees within the city limits, and as one now looks ever the city, from some tall building, ho sees little else than 1 great green forest. The dwellings are mostly bidden by the dense foliage, and only here and there a tower, a roof, or a chimney as sures the observer that be is overlook ing a city and uot a veritable forest. The lesson which this sylvan city of the plains emphasizes, is that the prairies can be changed into forests. No one who has ever seen this great urban forest now asks whether trees will grow ujjon the plains. As an ob ject lesson for the whole country, the capital city forest of Nebraska is worthv of careful consideration. What tree-planting has done here, and in hundreds _of the smaller Nebraska towns, it may do for the towns and cities of other parts of the country — Pbof. Cbas. Bkssey, in American Agriculturist for August. Fighting Poultry Vermin in Summer. Frequently the most difficult work of the poultry man is that of ridding the premises of vermin. Most persons do not become aware of the presence of vermin until the little .*ed mites are seen in myriads. These can easily be destroyed by using proper methods. The great scourge of poultry is not the mites, but the large body-louse that bides at the base of feathers, on the head and neck. As they are only on the fowls, an examination of the quarters does not reveal them, when the hens seem to droop without appar ent cause, the chances are that a close examination on their heads and necks will reveal swarms of these lice. Little chicks, especially those that feather very rapidly, such as Dorkings, Games, and Leghorns, will soon suc cumb to the large lice, and often the cause will be ascribed to something else. To prevent V'ce on fowls, the best thing is the dust-bath, which mast consist of fine dry clay or coal ashes. If the quarters are kept clean, the hens will prevent the attacks by dasting, but when once the lice put in an ap. pearance, the poultryman is compelled to take active measures, as the lice must be fought until not a single one remains. Kerosene mast not be used on the bodies of the hens, as it will sometimes kill tkem. For the large lice, first grease the heads, necks, and vents with a mixture made by adding a teaspoonful cr crude petroleum to every gill of lard. Use it warm, so it will spread well. Then dust the hens well with California or Persian Insect Powder. Repeat this every third day and dust every portion of the body, but do not grease the body —only the head, neck and vent.—A~ merican Agriculturist for August. 'I see, James,' remarked a New Jer sey grocer, as he was looking over his books the other day,'that you constant ly leave the h out of the word 'sugar.'' 'Cei inly, sir; that's according to Webster.' 'Webster I Webster! Young man, I've been in this business for twenty eight years and I don't propose at this late day to let no Webster come around and dictate to me. Put in the h sir, and don't you let a single s out of the word 'sionamon' if you wish to keep your place here!' Jones—is that your umbrella? Smith (cautiously)— Why? have you lost oue ? —Pittsburg Dispatch. Wife—You haven't been inside of a church since we were married. Husband (sorrowfully)—No; a burnt child dreads the fire.—Omnibus. Mother—Help ! help ! Our little Isaac has swallowed a half dollar f Father- Lord, what a fuss ! You make as much noise about it as if he had swallowed a S2O gold piece.—Anonymus'