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Columbia County Official Directory.
i'rosMnt Judge William riwell.
Associate .TudgesI. K Krlekhaura, F. L. Shiiman.
"roihonotar , c II. Frank Zarr.
Court stenographer m, n. Walker.
teirHtcr a Heoorder Williamson 11. Jacoby.
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Sherirrlolm v. Hoffman.
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llloom I'uor Dlitrlct-IHrectors-o. r. Knt, Scolt,
Wm. Kramer, Bloomsburg and Thomas Itcece,
loot t, o. 1'. Jjnt, Secretary.
Bloomsburg Official Directory.
l'resldnt of Town Councll-D. Lowcnberg,
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Chief of I'olleo M. C. Woolward
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Prostden ,11. Il.dro z, Cashier.
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BLOOMSBURG, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER
Commonwealth vs. Harmon A. Kramer,
Oyer and Terminer, Columbia
DISTRICT ATTORNEY JOHN M. CLARK, C1IAB.
R. BUCKALEW, AND BROCKWAY A EL
WELL. lor Dtfcmlant.
A. C. SMITH, II. E. SMITH. AND JOHN O.
Case called at 11:17 A. M,
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 0.
REPORTED BY S. N. WALKER.
When tho prisoner had hecn arraigned
nnd tho indictment containing three counts,
one fur burning tho Exchange Hotel on tho
night of tho 22nd of May lust, ono for at
tempting to burn it on that night, nnd one
for a subsequent attempt, had been read to
him, he refused to plead to tho indictment
as joining two distinct felonies not joinablo
by statute, and asked tho court to compel
tho Commonwealth to elect upon which
charge she would go to trial. After argu
ment, tho court declined to do as requested,
whereupon the defendant moved to quash
the indictment. This motion being over
ruled, (and exception taken,) the defendant
pleaded not guilt; ; whereupon a jury was
In tho Oyer and Terminer each juror is
sworn singly, tho practice being to call
ono at a timo to tlio "tribune" in front of
tho bench, whero ho is told 'i look upon
prisoner, and tho prisoner to look upon the
uror, and tho prisoner is inked "what say
you, challengo or no challenge?" ho having
the right to twenty peremptory challenges.
Generally tho prisoner, not wishing to ex
ercise this right too hastily makes no an
swer to the question, but has the juror sworn
upon a voir f7re,(to make true answers,) and
asks him if he has formed or expressed an
opinion as to his (the prisoner's) guilt or
innocence. Upon bis answering in the
negative, the Commonwealth who has four
peremptory challenges, may either challenge
or order the juror to staud aside, (whereup
on ho is passed, not "stood aside," until the
remainder of the panel is exhausted,) or as
sent to his being sworn in the causo ; if the
last, tho detendant either accepts or refuses
him; if the former,ho is sworn to try the issuo
and takes his seat in the box. if the latter,
ho goes back to his place in tho court-room.
If the juror says he has an opinion he is
challenged for cause, and, if the challenge
is sustained by tho court, h rejected. Such
is the usual practice, except that, in capital
cases, the Commonwealth first asks the juror
if ho has conscientious scruples upon the
subject of capital punishment.and if he has,
challenges for cause. Persons unfamiliar
with courts will now be ablo to understand
the following :
John Cadman, Joseph Ileckman, Archi-
bold Patterson, Isaiah Yeager, Allen Shell
hammer, William J. Allen, Nicholas Kindt,
D. M. Thornton, James F. Kile, and C. C.
Trench, ten jurors, wero peremptorily chal
lenged by the defendant, and Willits Hart
man, who had formed and expressed an
opinion, was challenged for cause.
Charles H. Uousel, Wm. E. Johnson,
Aaron Grover, Thomas Merrill, Marvin
Kline, nnd William Beishline, six, Ezra
Hill, Jacob Artley, Chas. Reed, T. M.
Mensch, Thomas Iirobst, Septemim Hess,
Mien V lute, Ezra Stephens, Dennison
Cole, George W. Ruckle, John F. Fowler,
and Geo. P. Dreisbach, twelve, were sworn
to try the cause.
District Attorney, J. M. Clark, opened
tho case telling the jury that, though no eye
witness could be brought to swear that ho
saw the defendant set the fire, many would
testify to seeing him in such suspicious cir
cumstances that the jury must infer his
guilt, a,tliat be was seen in the afternoon of
the 22d at both tho places, (tho boxes of pa
per and tho coal-oil barrels in the cellar,)
whence the fire first sprung, that he had no
business there; that his bed was not disturb
ed that night, that he had inado inquiries of
various persons in tho neighborhood of tho
building in regard to their insurance, had
advised to insure, and prophesied fire, that,
after the nlarm was given, he was found
completely dressed, though ho had been the
last man up that evening, and that subse
quently he was met by Mr. J, (J. Iirown
coming out of a room in which were several
hundred ignited matches, some on the lloor
and some on n table, scattered about.
J. C. Iirown, the first witness for tho Com
monwealth, was called now only to the mat
ter of four drafts of tho building (one of the
cellar, and ono of each floor,) and of the
time and place of tho fire. He testified that
he did not know whether he wa9 waked by
tho cry of firo or by tho smoke, but that, at
about half past one, on the morning of the
23d of May, he was roued in some way,
heard a cry of fire, and a noiso in the hall
below, dressed himself as soon as ho could,
got his clothes and slatted, yellingif as
ho went ; tried to get in elsewhere, but could
not till he reached Moycs on the corner of
Market and Main ; came back and looked
for the fire j taw that tho cellar and part of
of tho floor of the west wing were on fire,
the dining room floor about half burned out,
tho first and second (lories of the east wing
apparently on fire all originating in tho
cellar. Ho did nut knock at any door iu his
hall, saw no person there, but ran, screaming
George B Kitchen sworn, eaid he worked
about the house and on the lot toward tho
river j was in the cellar, somewhero between
three and four o'clock on the afternoon of
the day before the fire, sprouting potatoes,
when Kramer came in, passed without
seeming to seo him, and went toward tho
boxes of paper, soon came back, spoke to
witness, and said ho had been looking for
board to make a thelf for,otie of the girls,
and went back again to the boxes and rum
aged about, and then came back past the
witness and eo out of the cellar, A couple
of weeks before Kitchen had been down
gathered up the loose papers, put them in
the boxes, nailed them in and piled them up
In the corner. He thought strange of Krca
i mer'g looking for a board down there.
George A. Clark testified that tho boxes
and papers wero his, largo nnd small book
boxes j that ho used tho cellar for his coal :
ll.-i T Ti tr i- i.-... ... ..."
"Hi. .f . ii. jyuuiis uisu Kepi coni tiicro ; that
he told Kitchen sometime before tho fire to
box up tho papers, which ho did, was away
from homo tho day beforo tho fire, Tuesday j
returned Wednesday at ten o'clock in tho
John K, Grotz sworn, said ho had been
acquainted with defendant somo eight or
ten years. Thursday morning, about two
o'clock ho was waked by his girl, upon an
alarm of fire, dressed, went out on the street,
heard a cry of fire at McKelvy's cor
ner, did not certainly recognize tlio voice,
was told that tho Lxchango Hotel was on
fire, and went directly thero ; could seo no
firo anywhere, looked in bar-room, could see
no nro, thought thero was none, went into
tho hall and ono of the girls was coming out
with n trunk, asked her whero tho firo wa.
sho said up in tho gnngway, ho saw Binoko
coming out of tho left wing, the upper win
dow next tho main building ; then went
and looked in at a wiudow and saw firo in a
box of papers in the left wing ; met Kra
mer that forenoon between ten and twelve,
in front of Mrs. Ent's houso on the pave
ment, and asked him when ho went to bed
that night; ho said ho lit the last guest to
bed a little after eleven, then, as soon as ho
could get ready, about a little beforo twelvo
went to bed himself.
Elizabeth Kcifier sworn, said sho was
chamber-maid, had chargo of tho rooms on
the second lloor of tho east wing, including
No. 27, occupied by tho defendant, whose
bed that night for tho first time was undis
turbed. John 1!. Scott sworn, said he had a bakery
in the block east of the Exchange, generally
bakes at night, up sometimes till past mid
night; tho defendant sometimes inquired
whether his stock was insured and what time
he got up in the morning, but not about his
Glasgoo Cameron sworn, said that he
was porter and waiter at the hotel, was
waiting about eleven o'clock to show a guest
to bed (a traveling salesman.) wanted to go
home and said to Kramer that tho stranger
ought to go tobed and not keep him waiting,
whereupon tho defendant offered to as,ume
that duty and let the witness go.whlch he did ;
that the girls had chargo of tho dining-room
door, and he does not know whether it was
locked up or not ; but that after locking,
the key was always put in tho money draw
er, to which Kramer had access, acting as
clerk and bartender in the absence of tho
proprietor and of the regular clerk.
Warren Baton sworn, said that he was al
so porter and waiter at tho hotel, on duty
alternately with Cameron, had to shut up at
night after the seven o'clock train, if there
wero no passengers, tho girls locked the dining-room
door and put the key in the office
money-drawer, slept in a room" in the base
ment of the east wing near th alley-door ;
on Tuesday before the fire in the afternoon
ho saw Kramer down in the cellar back in
a corner whero he had a box on a shelf
whero they used to keep lamp globes bnt not
lamps, looking for something; asked him
what ho was lookiiig for, and ho Slid "oh
nothing;' went out and came back ; and
the witness peeped through tho cellar win
dow and saw him going toward the whisky
cellar. Afterwards saw him in a closet back
of the wash room, looked in, rattled at the
door nnd he unlocked it, said nothing to me
nor I to him; there was nothing in tho room
but little fall stoves, no wood, somo old
sweepings, brooms, anything we wanted to
keep out of sight ; he had a key to the
whisky cellar, so have I, don't know of any
It was admitted by counsel that the out
side door on the cast side of the room mark
ed on tho draft washroom, was fastened on
the fore part of tho evening of tho 22d of
Rebecca Keifler sworn, said that before
the lire Krcamer occupied N'o. 27, that she
assisted to clean tho room about three weeks
before the fire; Kreamcr kept his clothes in
that room iu a box, his Bhirts, boots and
coat. On Thursday night he slept in N'o.
47, in the west wing, third floor, was ther
but ono night, did not keep his clothes
Elizabeth Roan sworn, said sho found the
back door out of tho west wing locked at
the time of tho flrc,unlocked it and got out,
tho key was in the door on tho inside, there
was no other outsido door except from the
James Kleckner and his" brother George
testified to finding cotton-waste moist with
coal oil behind a strip torn from tho wall of
the sample-room; Georgo saw some parlor
Henry J. Clark sworn, said he was at tho
building some timo after the fire, and that
the door from tho washroom was still fast
J. J. Browcr, J. 0, Drown, Georgo E. El
well. 0. B. Brockway, and William It. Ring
rose identified a brace and bit fouud in the
cellar as one sumetimes used by defendant.';
and the last two witnesses described n hole
bored in ono of tbo coal-oil barrels, six bit
holes, making together an opening about an
iuch in diameter, from an inch and a quar
ter to an inch and n half.
William R. Ringroso described tbo open
ing in tho barrel as made by six augur-holes,
forming together an opening an inch and a
quarter to an inch and three-eighths wide.
He also testified that he visited the defend
ant several times in jail, and that Kreamer
suggested bribing the jury or some of them,
although he claimed tn bo innocent, because
the casj looked so strong against him, and
because ho was afraid that some of the com
monwealth's witnesses wero unscrupulously
pursuing him and would swear to anything,
Really, however, nothing was done; it was
M. 0. Woodward testified thathe took
charge of the hotel after tho fire, and, at tho
suggestion of the deputy sherifl and of some'
body else, ordered Mr, Kramer to leave,
that Kramer ubjected, wanted to stay one
more night, but that he Woodward Insuted
on his leaving forthwith, whereupon Kra
mer asked permission to go up stairs for his
things, which was granted ; that ho went,
without a light, returned forone, went again
and again returned, when, at the iustance of
James 0, Brown secretly to Woodward, he
was forcibly detained, and soon after, on
warrant from Justice lirower upon Brown's
James 0. Sterner sworn, paid that before
Kramer was put out on Friday evening
the 26lli, be heard Mr. Koons tell Mr,
George E. Elwell that the Sheriff might take
entire jiossession, might do as he pleased,
Ephraim Parks sworn, said that at the
fire Kramer asked him If ho had seen any
thing of Mr. Miller's trunk containing $200
that must bo saved, and told him It was of
no uso to wasto timo In fighting tho fire.
James C. Brown, recalled, testified to
finding tho two coal-oil barrels after tho fire,
tho ono with the holo smoked nnd charred
but the hole fresh and untouched by flame,
Indicating that it had been bored sinco tho
fire. He also found cotton-wasto wet with
oil lying in tho neighborhood of this bar
rel, which was eighteen feet from the other,
after tho fire, and north of it, tho oil from
that barrel had been pumped into another
lying right beside it. Tho cotton wnte
looked fresh and unsmoked. Tho outer door
had been boarded up and "nailed shut,"
ever since the fire. Tho center of tho firo
had been apparently immediately under
neath the wnter-clos;ts in very closo prox
imity to tho bored barrel mid north-ward of
"On the evening of tho 2oth, about nine
o'clock, I went to my room, No. 40, on tho
third floor of the west wing. The hall was
entirely dark; the hanging lamp at the anglo
not lighted. When 1 passed the corner and
entered tho wing hall I saw a light shining
through tho transom of room forty-nine. I
took it couple of steps, and then tho light
disappeared. I went toward my room, and
as I approached my door heard a person
como out of forty-nine, close the door nnd
come toward mo in the hall. It was so dark
that I could recognize no one, but as I was
getting out my key to open my door ho got
to me nnd I spoke to him, and after a little
hesitation ho answered me, made a remark,
and 1 recognized the voice as Harmon A.
Kramer's. By that timo I had opened my
door. Ho passed mo a step or two, struck a
match oil the wall, lighted a candlo that ho
had in bis hand, and then came back to the
door and waited till I lighted my lamp. I
found thero was very little oil in it, and re
marked tlio fact U him, ho then volunteered
to get somo oil for ine. I gave him the
lamp, took a candle, and went out into the
hall, locking my door after me, and then
took a couplo of steps toward tho south end
of tho wing. Ho asked mo where I was gu
ing. I told him I thought I would go down
tho back stairway. Ho then said I should
take his candlo to light mo down, it was
dark. I took it of him. He passed on with
the lamp, and after ho turned the ungle of
tho hall (got out of sight) I went to room
forty-nine and opened the door, went in,and
found quite a largo quantity of matches ly-
ng upon the table, and one box with the
ends broken down, from which some match
es had rolled out. I picked up the box, and
found it hot, so hot that I was obliged to
drop it. The other matches out on the small
table had been stacked up there loosely with
considerable air-passages left apparently by
design. I went out, called iu two insurance
adjusters, and then called M. C. Woodward
and Sheriff John W. Hodman, who camo up
and looked nt the room. I went down, laid
information before Justice J. J. Brower,wbo
issued n warrant that I placed in Mr. Wood-
ward s hands, and Kramer was arrested.
taken to the Justice's office, and committed
Morris C. Sloan, sworn, said he was at
Drawer's office after tho arrest, and, in con
versation with Kramer, the latter, in reply
to Ins questions, said ho got the matches in
his store-room in the Opera Houe, and that
they had caught fire from his stumbling or
rubbing against something as he opened tho
J. J. Drowcr, recalled, said that Kramer
had told the s line story in n confused way
to him, showing his torn pocket whero the
matches had been.
Wm. II. Dutler, sworn, said lie was ad
juster lor one of tho insurance companies,
that the matches on the table in room forty-
nine had never been ignited and were syste
matically piled up "in a globular forin,"and
that several times that evening he had left
his room and gono out into the hall, think
ing he smelted n peculiar odor of something,
ho could not tell what, burning.
Freas Drown, sworn, said lie was an In
surance Agent, carrying insurance, in var
ions companies of 22,000,00 on tho Ex
change property real, about $2,000,00 of
which was now his own, that Kramer on
I'riday at the stablo had commiserated Mr.
Koons to him and also himself, telling him
that he had been ordered to leave and didn't
like to go.but wished to stay ono more night.
He also heard Mr. Kramer say, after his
arrest, that ho had seen the matches In No
19, in tho afternoon, as ho passed, tho door
standing open, and went back that evening
to pick them up,
William Krickbatim, sworn, said ho was
acting as deputy sheriff on Friday when the
levy was made, and told Harmon Kreamer,
among some others, to leave the premises.
and that if ho did not tho goods would bo re
moved that evening ; that ho went through
the building closing doors and window shut'
ters of tho.rooins in both wings ; that he was
n room forty-nine thieo times that afternoon,
and saw no matches there ; that ho locked
tho unoccupied rooms on that floor.
Miss Alice Smith, sworn, said that she was
n foity-nlne about fifteen minutes between
half-past fivo and six o'clock that afternoon
of I-rulay; that there were in it then, a
sewing-machine, a work-stand, brackets,
frames, cigar-boxes, and pieces oj cigar
boxes, but no shelf, although Mr?,Br'own
had thought thero was a bhelf there,
A. Noble, sworn, said that he had a talk
with Kramer In the bar-room, where Kram
er was jingling a bunch of keys. He said to
Kramor, "you have more keys than I have'
'yes," "said Kramer," "none but what Is
of uso." "Then he went on to tell me what
the keys were for, ouo was for the bar; one.
lor the Daggage-room ; one, for the front-door
nnd another ono, he said, was n master'
Thomas E. Geddcs, sworn, said ho was in
the alleyway leading towards tho liquor eel
Ur, and saw the brace nnd bit lying on the
head ol tho barrel bored, saw cotton waste
The Commonwealth rested at half-nast
mur in tno afternoon ol Thursday, the Cth
anil A. U. hmith, Esq., opened tho defense.
James . Kreamer, ol HarrUburg, a bro'
tlier ol ilclendant, testified that the day af
ter tho firo ho heard Kirk White, one of the
insurance adjusters, tell the defendant to
pump nit that oil out, take all that oil out of
tno cellar, out of them barrels,
JohnW. Kreamer, aworu, said thathe
uearil the same order.
M, M, Russel, sworn, said that he heard
conversation between White and defendant
about removing the oil, and suggested to
jire&mer to use a pump I had sold him
, shortly before.
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Evan Jones,sworn, said first that the order
was"thnt ho shouldpump that oil from them
barrels In tho cellar, if they was a-leakinir,"
nnd afterwards, on cross-examination, that
he Bald ho should pump tho oil from them
barrels,(that's the way ho understood lt,)that
they was a-leaking."
Wm, B, Koons, sworn, said that ho nnd
White wero standing looking down upon
Kramer at work pumping out the oil, when
hohollowedlo Kramer, ''what In tlio hell
aro you doing there ?" to which Kramer
answered "Kirk Whlto ordered mo to pump
this oil out into another barrel," and Whlto
said "Yes, ser, I did."
He also said that Kramer had paid him
hundred dollars, In double harness, for
board nnd that Freas Brown had put his own
valuation on the building, Insuring for $22,-
000,00, of which Koons had accepted, and
had never asked to be increased, in this con
tradicting Freas Brown,
John W. Kreamer, ro-callcd, said that,
when his brother came to him to get lodging
for Friday iilght.and could not becauso there
ero already eleven persons in the family,
o agreed to take his brother's mother-iu-
Iaw home on the followine dav after which
e could bo temporarily accommodated, and
was requested to bring some matches when
e came, (enough to last,)as tho family wero
nearly out. Ho deuied having influenced
urors, and denied any confession of guilt
from his brother to him.
E. R. Ikeler, Ki,, sworn, said ho had
bought of Harmon A. Kramer coal oil, a
lamp, and matches, but did not know that
the matches came from Opera House.
Wm. H. Gllmore, sworn, testified that ho
had occupied a saloon in Exchange block
and that rags and stuff, saturated with oil
from cleaning lamps lay about promiscuously
in the cellar.
James Thomas sworn, said he saw Kra
mer just about daylight on tho morning of
the fire looking for his hat amongst the
things from tho hotel in the Court-house
James C. Sterner recalled, aid that just
llttlo before he went to get his clothes,
Kramer' complained Jto him about having
been ordered to leave, and said to him some
thing tho witness wai not allowed to relate
about being afraid of him, to which witness
eplied, "Oh, hell, I ain't afraid of you; go
p stairs, and goto bed; ncbody will bother
Justice Drawer and others identified tho
matches, brace, bit, &c. The matches wero
n three match-boxes and a cigar-box. Ono
f the boxes was as if fresh from tho store ;
two were burned inside, having no mark of
fire on the outside. Tho open cigar-boxes
contained tlio matches from the table togeth
er with a few picked up from the floor.
The defense rested at 8:4S p. m,, Thurs
day Sept. 0.
In rebuttal, the Commonwealth then
called Samuel Burnside, who, being sworn,
said that he had bought lamp-wicks, a lan
tern, &c., of Kreamer at tho Opera Houso,
but saw no matches there, and thought he
would have Been them if there had been any
Morris C. Sloan and George B. Kitchen
were also recalled to contradict tho evidence
n regard to pumping oil, and with reference
to the alleged possibility of access to the
cellar through the windows. The evidence
was then closed ; whereupon counsel argued
the cause to the jury in the following order;
Elwell for the Commonwealth ; H. E
mith and Freeze for tho prisoner ; and C.
R. Buekalew for tbo Commonwealth. The
argument ended at five o'clock on Friday af.
temoon, when the Court proceeded to chargo
the jury upon the law applicable to circum-
tantial evidence nnd to answer the defend
ant's points in order, closing a very careful
and full direction to tho jury at tho time for
ujournmcnt; and telling them they might
seal their verdict and bring it in in tho
morning, which they did, saying they found
the defendant guilty.
During the trial Kramer appeared In
faultless attire, wearing a blue coat, light
pants, white vest and a very heavy gold
watch chain. Ho assnmed an air efindif-
ferenco throughout, and when the verdict of
the jury was announced, ho evinced no emo
tion. As several exceptions were taken by
counsel for the defense, in the courso of the
trial, the case may bo taken to the Supreme
Court, There was no motion for a new
A Fine l'olnt of Ktiijuette.
Tho finest point to which etiquette may
bo carried was recently illustrated by our
friend Hyacinth, who announced tho pos'
slbllity of his going to Greenwood on Deco
Hyacinth had a soldier brother burled in
that cemetery, and Mrs. H. suggested that
1 lie did go, ho should provide himself with
flowers to deck "dear Will's" grave.
J.ato in tho day he returned.
"Did you go to Greenwood?" asked Mrs
"Well.J'm real sony you went off with
out auy flowers to put on Will's grave," said
tho kind hearted little woman.
"Oh, nevermind," aid the complacent
Hyacinth I left my visiting card."
Perhaps brother Will was just as well
pleased with this delicate mark of atten
A man made a bet that he would pass
twenty-iive meu over Waterloo Bridge, Lon
uon, without toll being taken from them
and he won. He marshaled his men nn
asked tho tollman in a nonchalant way to
count them. As soon as tho last man had
parsed the turnstile and all were walking
briskly away, he entered Into a dispute with
tue tollman as to the number that had pass'
CU, "IWeiltV-ilve." sa d thn tollman.
vow it was twenty-seveu."asserted the other.
Tl. .11 - . .
" ui iuib lasted until tno last man
was out of sicht. when thn unei'iiln
tor paid his half-penny and said: "Well, af-
ter an, it is no matter of mine. Good morn
A minister was once riding through a sec
tion of tho State of South Carolina, where
custom lorbade inu-keepers to take pay
irotn tno clergy who stayed with them
The minister iu question took supper with
out prayer, and ate his breakfast without
prayer or grace, and was about to take hi.
breakfast when "mine host" presented his
bill. "Ay, sir," said he. "I am a clerpv-
man I" That maybe, responded Boniface j
"but you came here j slept like a sinner
and ate and drank like a sinner, and now
you shall pay like a sinner,"
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A UACIIKLUK'S (IU0WL.
I'm a grumpy old bachelor,
drizzly and gray,
1 am seven and forty
It I am a day.
I am fussy and crusty,
And dry as a bone,
So ladles good ladles
Just let mo alone.
Oo shake out your ringlets,
And beam out tn smiles,
00 tinkle your trinkets,
And show off your wiles,
Bewitch and bewilder
WScrcver you can ;
But pray pray remember,
I am not the man.
I'm fron to blushes,
I'm proof against eyes ;
I'm hardened to simpers.
And stony to sighs;
I'm tough to each dart
That Cupid can lance ;
I'm not In the market
At any advance.
1 sew my own buttons,
I darn my own hose,
I keep my own counsel,
And fold my own clothes.
I mind my own business,
I live my own life ;
I won't no, the dickens
Bo plagued with a wife.
And yet there's nine spinsters
Who believe me their fate,
There're two dozen widows
Who'd change their estate.
Ther're silly young maidens
Who blush at my bow ;
All all bent on marrying mo
No matter how.
I walk forth In trembling,
1 come home In dread,
I don't tear my heart.
Hut I do fear my head I
My cU Uest speech
Is a grow land a nod;
And that Heaven savo me I
Is "charmingly odd 1"
So ladles dear ladles
Just hear me, 1 pray ;
I speak to you all
In tho pluralest way.
My logic Is simple
As logic can bo
lt 1 don't marry you,
I'ray don't marry mo I
A Fourth of July Oration that Made People
Bob Burdette, of the Burlington Hawkeye,
burst out of his sanctum on the Fourth of
July and desolated a suburban town with an
oration, from which we quote :
"Why havo we assembled here to to-day ?
What means this vast concourse of people,
these waving banners, these strains of soul-
stirring music, this glittering array or beau
ty, patriotism and intelligence ? As I face
this immense multitude lam impressed with
one thought that flashes upon my very soul
and struggles in vain for utterance. It is the
thought that I am not going to be able to
make one-half of these people hear a word I
say. It Is not a grand thought; It Is not
even a brilliant thought, but it is true, and
the truth is worth far more than brilliancy ;
and I will tell tho truth every time I get an
opportunity. It isn't often that I get a
chance. What with Tice s weather predic
tions and the President's policy, a man has
to be vigilant, and lie awake nights and
watch his chancesin order to get an oppor
tunity to tell a truth once a week, and yet
this has nothing to do with the Turkish
Why, then, I repeat, are we assembed here
to-day 1 To rejoice that we are a free peo
ple, endowed with the inalienable rights of
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness at
longer range ; that the precious boon and
heritage of freedom Is ours, bequeathed us
by the fathers who fought, bled and died
that I and mine and you and yours might
breathe the air of fieedom; and we rejoice
to-day, we are proud and happy and glad,
glad, glad, that our fathers died for us in
stead of compelling us to die for them. They
were great, great men ; in fact they were,
many of them, great grandfathers.
It is sweet to die for one's country ; it
seems to me that I, too, would gladly add
my name to the great and good, and die for
my country of old age. I would die soon
er if it was necessary, but I haven't got time.
I am too busy. But if any sacrifices are
needed next centennial, they may call on
me, and I will either call or send a hand.
Our fathers died for us, they died willing
ly and gladly. But if they could come back.
again and see what kind of a crowd they
died for, quarreling over the President's
policy,wrangling over tho currency ,and some
of them trying to pay a dollar's worth of
debts witli ninety cents worth of money,
talking politics twenty-three hours a day
and praying bo seldom that our knees get
rusty, drowned out by tho rain, devoured by
grasshoppers, they would if they had it to do
over again, live nine thousand years and
only dio when they had to.
And yet ours Is a glorious country a won
derful,- magnificent country. It is marvel-
". ivs a unm ecuuui ciri would sav. it w it!
the pages of history, and tee what the uilgfi
ty genius of progress has wrought. Hut Imp
short century ago the corner stone'ol this
mighty fabric was laid amid the thuhder of
cannon and the rattle of musketry, cachpied
by tho smoke of battlo aud cemented with
blood. A little band of struggling, needy
patriots, half clad, poorly fed, with only a
few dollars Iu the National Treasury. To
day tho sun of 101 years breaks, upon the
land wherever it isn't storming and where
do wo stand? A billlou dollars iu debt.
Our fathers died, but they had no rail
roads. If ,they had they might have died
with less expense and trouble before they
.got to the war. Our fathers never knew the
ecstatio pleasure of leaning out a car window
and getting a red-hot cinder as big as a pea
in tho eye beforo they could look at a tree.
They had no telegraph; and never knew
what a convenience it was to pay forty cents
to send a message fifty miles, and then have
the dispatch come lagging a day or two af
ter the mau bad died of old age. They had
no kerosene lamps, nnd they never knew
what it was to light a kitchen fire and take
a ballon ascension out of the same can. They
had no United States Signal Service, and
never had forty-five rainy days In a month,
with a tornado every wash day.
Their wants were simple. They didn't
need a great deal of weather, and what they
had was refjulated by the ground hog, and
that reliable weather bureau never made a
What ate the boasted liberties of the
United States worth, If the cabbage worms
chew up our krout crop before the fruit U