Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, December 22, 1880, Image 1

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Trains leave Buller for St. Joe, Millerstown,
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September and December, and continue two
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business. So causes are put down for trial or
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' J. p. 13 RI TTAINT -
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~~ E. I. BKUOH,
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OTice in Berg's new building. 2d door, east
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may 7 Office S. XV. cor ol Diamond.
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Hrr.dv Block, Buller. Pa. fser.. 2, 1874.
Office in Brad/'s Law Building. Main street,
south of Court House. EUOE>E O. MILLEB,
Notary Public. • tnn4 lj
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Office opposite Lowrv House, Butler, Pa.
Hmethport and Br dford, Pa.
Pctrolia, B ute-.-eonniy, Pa. |]nS
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A. Troutman.
Cor. Main and Cunningham St., Butler, Pa.
One Door Soutli of JOHN BERG & CO.'S BANK.
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' Notice is h-reb* civeii that I, Kate R. Rowe,
liave taken out letter* of administration on the
estate of Lewis l ow, 1 ite of Karns City, Butler
county, I'a., dec't', all 'perrons having claims or
i demaudn against tno estate of aaid decedent ore
' requested to present the same to me at once.
Adoix of Lewis Hone, dee'd, Kit tanning, Ta.
JjgPeuWcriljb' for tifae CfrrfifEN.
[From Harper's Monthly for December J
The deacon forgot he was not in a
prayer-meeting, and so dropped into
the hymn book, as Mr. Wegg did into
secular poetry.
'H'm, well, there's a good deal to be
thought of for and against it. too,' re
marked Mrs. Gold, not willing to give
an easy assent, and so cheapeu herself
in the eyes of her acute adorer; but
when her thoughts were sternly sifted
down they appeared to be slight mat
ters, and the deacon soon carried t is
point. He wasted no time iu this
transaction ; having 'shook hands on
it,' as he expressed himself, he proceed
ed at once to arrauge the programme.
'Well, Sarepty, we're both along in
years, and to our time o' life delays is
dangerous. I think we had better get
married pretty quick. I'm keepin' that
great lazy Polly Morse, and payin' cash
right along ; and you don't need to fix
up any, you've got good clothes enough;
besides, what's clothes to worms seech
as we be? The catechism says, 'man's
chief end is to glorify God and enjoy
Him forever,' and if that's so—and I
expect 'tis so—why, tain't nothin' to
be concerned about what our poor dy
in' bodies is clothed in.'
Mrs Gold did not agree with him at
all; she liked her clothes, as women
ought to, but his preternatural piety,
awed her, and she said meekly enough,
'well, I don't need no great lot of
gowns. I shan't buy but one, I don't
A faint color stole to her cheek as
she said it, for she meant a wedding
dress; and Deeon Flint was acute
enough to perceive it, and to under
stand that this was a point he could
not carry.
'One gown ain't neither here nor
there, Sarepty, but I aim to fix it on
your mind that, as I said afore, delays
is dangerous. I prppose, with the Di
vine blessin', to be married this day
two weeks. I suppose you're agreea
ble V The widow was too surprised to
deny this soft impeachment, and he
went on : 'Ye see, there's papers to be
drawed up; you've got independent
means, aud so have I, and it's jest as
well to settle things fust as last. Did
Eth:in Gold leave a life-interest in your
thirds, or out an' out?'
The widow's lip trembled ; her dead
husband had been careful of her, more
careful than she knew, till now.
'He didn't will me no thirds at all ;
he left me use and privilege for my
nateral life of everything that was
his'n, and all to go to Mindwell when
I'm gone.'
'Do tell! He was forehanded, I de
clare for't!' exclaimed the deacon, both
pleased and displeased ; for if his wife's
income was to be greater than he sup
posed, in case of her death before his
there would be no increase to his act
ual possession.
'Well, I always calculated you had
your third's, au' probably, knownin'
Ethan was free-haiided, you had 'em
out an' out. This makes some differ
ence about what papers I'll have to
have drawn up. Now I guess the best
way is to have an agreement like this:
1 agree not to expect you to hev and
to hold none of mine ; but I to have
the use of your'n, and you to have your
livin' out of mine. You see, you don't
have no more'u your livin'out of mine.
You see, you don't have no more'n
your livin' out of yourn'n now ; that's
all we any of us get in this here world:
'hevin food an' raiment, let us there
with be content,'as Scripter says. You
agree to this, don't ye ?'
Bewildered with the plausible phras
es, ballasted by a text, unaware that
even the devil can quote Scripture to
serve his turn, Mrs. Gold did not see
that she was putting herself entirely
into the hands of this man, and meekly
agreed to his arrangement If this
story were not absolutely true, I should
scare dare to invent such a character
as Deacon Flint, but he was once a liv
ing man, and hesitating to condemn
him utterly, being now defenceless
among he dead, we can but hope for
him and his like that there are purify
ing fires beyond this life where he may
be melted and refined into the image
of Him who made him a man, and gave
him a long life here to develop man
hood. Not till after he was gone did
Mrs. Gold begin to think that he had
left her to explain his arrangements to
Mindwell and Sam and instinctively
she shrank from doing so. Like many
another weak woman, she hated words,
particularly hard words ; her life had
flowed on in a gentle routine, so peace
fully that she had known but one sor
row, and that was so great that, with
the propensity we all have to balance
accounts with Providence, she thought
her trouble had been all she could bear;
but there was yet reserved for her that
sharp attrition of life which is so differ
ent from the calm and awful force of
sorrow—so much more exasperating,
so much more educating. Some in
stinct warned her to avoid remonstrance
by concealing from her children the
contract she was about to make, and
she felt, too, the uncertainty of a wo
man unaccustomed to business about
her own clear understanding of the sit
uation ; so she satisfied herself with
telling Mindwell of the near approach
of her marriage.
'Oh, mother ! so soon 1' was all Mind
well said, though her eyes and lips
spoke far more eloquently.
'Well, now the thing's settled, I
don't know but what it may as well be
over with, We ain't young folks,
Mindwell. 'Tisu't as if we had quite
a spell to live.'
Tears ; tood in her eyes as she said
it; a certain misgiving stole over her,
just then it seemed a good thing that
she could not live long.
Mindwell forced back the sob that
choked her. A woman of single heart
she did not consider a secoud marriage
sacred. For herself, she would rather
have taken her children to the town
farm, cold as corporative charity is,
than married another man than Sam
uel, even if he had been dead thirty
years; and she bitterly resented this
default of re: pect to her father's memo
ry. But her filial duty came to the
'Pear motty;r, I bear to tbmk
of ft Wb'ut' bVuli I <J\j t Svhftit will tw
children say ? I did hope you would
take time to consider.'
'lt ain't real dutiful in you to take
me to do, Micdwell ; I'm full old to be
lessoned, seems to me. As for you and
the children, I don't feel no gfeat dis
tress. Love ruus down, not up, folks
say, and I don't believe you'll any of
ye pine a long .'pell.' .
This weak and petulent outburst dis
mayed Mindwell, who had never seen
her mother otherwise than gentle and
pleasant ; but, with the tact of a great
heart, she said nothing, only put her
arms around the elder woman's neck
and kissed her over and over. At this
Mrs. Gold began to cry, aid in sooth
ing her distress Mindwell forgot to ask
any further questions, but set herself
to divert both the minds from this brief
and bitter outburst by inquiring what
preparation her mother meant to make
in the fortnight.
' I don't look to no great preparation,'
sighed the widow. 'I have always had
good clothes enough, and there's a
piece of linen I wove before we come
here, that'll do for all I want. I sup
pose I had ought to hev a new gown
to be married in. When I was mar
ried to Ethan I had a white dimity
gown and a blue levantine petticoat
and if he didn't fetch me a big bunch
of sand violets—they was blossoming
then—for to match my eyes <*nd my
skirt, he said; but that's past and gone
as the hymn-book says. Ido want to
huve one good gewn, Mindwell; and
now I'm a little along in years, I guess
I'll have a dark one. T'other night
when he was up to 'Squire Barnes' to
tea, Miss Barnes was telling about a
piece of plum-colored paduasoy Mr
Battle bought in Hartford for Lecty's
weddin' gown, and she wouldn't hev
it. She said 'twasn't lively enough,
and so she's set her mind on a piece of
blue laventine; but I should think the
plum-color would become me real
So the plum colored silk was bought,
and arrayed in its simple folds, with a
new worked collar aud a white satin
bow, the widow Gold was dressed for
her second wedding.
Did she think as she looked into her
oval mirror that morning, what a dif
ferent vision was this quiet, elderly,
sober woman in decent but not festal
garments, from the smiling, blushing,
blue eyed creature, iu her spotless di
minity gown opening over a blue pet
ticoat, and clasped at the throat with a
bunch of still bluer violets ? What
does a woman think who is married
the second time ? A man is satisfied
that now his house will be kept once
more, his clothes mended, his whims
humored, his table spread to his taste
and his children looked after. If it is
needful he can marry six wives, one
after the other. They are a domestic
necessity. The Lord himself says it
is not good for man to be alone; but it
is quite auother thing for the woman,
Such a relation is not a movable feast
to her; it is once for all; and if circum
stance or pique betray her into this
faithlessness, what does she think of
herself when it becomes inevitable ?
The widow Gold did not tell. She
was paler when she turned from the
glass than when she first looked into
it, and she trembled as she went down
stairs to sign the papers before Parson
Roberts should arrive
The best parlor was opened to-day.
The high-back d chairs with old bro
cade cushions that had belonged to
Sam Pratt's grandmother were ranged
along the wall like a row of stiff ghosts;
the corner cupboards were set open to
display the old china and glass that
filled them ; there was a "bow-pot" of
great red peonies, abundant and riotous
with color and fatness, set under the
chimney in the well-whitened fire-place;
and a few late roses glowed in a blue
china jar on the high mantel-piece. On
a square table with a leaf lay a legal
paper that Sam was reading, with his
hands supporting bis head, as if it was
hard to understand the document.
The deacon, in his Sunday garments,
was looking at him askance; and Mind
well, with the little girls, Edeand Syl
via, clinging to her gown, was staring
out of the window, down the road—
staring but not seeing, for the splendid
summer day that lavished its bloom
and verdure aud odor on these gaunt
New England hills, and hid their rude
poverty with its royal mantle, was all
a dim blur to the heart rung woman
'Mother,' said Sam Pratt, raising his
head, 'do jou know what's the sum
and substance of these here papers and
do you agree to't ?'
The widow glanced aside at Deacon
Flint and caught his 'married eye,'ear
ly as it was to use that ocular weapon.
'Why, yes, Sam ? I don't know
but what I do,' she said, slowly and
rather timidly.
'Well,' said Sam, rising and push
ing the paper away, 'if you do, why,
then ynu're goin' right into't, and it's
right, I s'pose : but, by Jinks! I think
it's the d—"
Mindwell's touch on his arm arrest
ed the sentence. "There's Parson
Roberts, Sam ; you just help him out
of the gig, will you ? He's quite lame
I see.'
Sam Pratt went with the half finish
ed sentence on his lips. He was glad
his wife had stopped him, on many ac
counts. but did long to give Deacon
Flint his own opinion of that prelimi
nary contract.
lie indulged himself to this depriva
tion after the stiff and somewhat mel
oncholy wedding was over, and the
staid couple had departed for Bassett
in the Deacon's wagon, by freeing his
mind to his wife.
'Miss Pratt, I was some riled to hav
you stop me when I wasa-goin' to tell
the deacon that I thought about that
there contraci ; but I don't never stay
riled with you, marm, as you'd ought
to know by this tuue,' and Sam em
phasized this statement with a hearty
kiss. "Besides I will own on second
thoughts I was glad you did stop me,
for it's no use pinchin' your fingers iu
a pain o' nippers ; but I do say, now
and here, it was the damdest piece o'
swindlin' I ever seen done under a
cover of law an' gospel you may say,
for the deacon had stuck in a bit ol
Scripter so's to salt it like. He's got
the best of the bargain. I tell ye, a long
sight, i'm glad vour ffyber
and tijfled Vim property bo she* bW We
use on't only, for she wouldn't htve
two cents in two years' time, if she'd
had it to do with what's she's a mind
'l'm glad he did,' said Mindwell.
'I have fe't as though mother would
be better su'ted if she did hive it to
do what she liked to with it ; but if she
is provided lor, she can't waut for
nothing now."
'I guess she'll want for more'n
money, and mabbe for that to>. The
paper says she's to have her livin';
now that's a wide word; folks can live
on bread and water, I expect, and he
cau't be holden for more than he's a
mind to give.'
'Oh, Sam, you don't think Deacon
Flint would grudge her a pood living? i
Why, if be is near, as folks toil he is, j
he's a professor of religion.'
'l'd a durned sight ruther he was a !
practicer on't Miss Pratt. Religion's
about the best thing there is, ami
makin' believe it is about the wust. I
b'lievc in Aniasy Flint's religion jest
so far as I hear him talk, an' uot
an inch further. 1 know he'll pinch an
shave an' spare to the outside of a
cheese rind; and I haven't no great
reason to think Jie'll do bett.r by
Mother Gold than he does by himself."
M.ndwell turned away, full of forebod
ing. and Sam, following her, put his
arm about her and drew her back to
the settle
'Don't worry dear; she's made her
bed, and she's got to lie on't; but after
all it's the Lord who lets folks (lo that
way, so's to show 'em, I expect, that
beds ain't always meant to sleep on,
but sometimes to wake folks up.
We're kind of apt to lie long an' get
lazy on feathers. I expect that's what
the matter with me. I'll get my
husks by-and-by, I geess.'
Mindwell looked up at him with all
her heart in her eyes, but she said
nothing, and he gave a sly laugh;
their deep love for each other was "a
f mntain shut up," and so far no angel
had roUeu away the stone and jfiveu
it visible life ; it is still voiceless and
Before her wedding day was over
Mrs. Flint's new life began, for Polly
Morse had been sent off the night be
fore being the end of an even week,
lest she might charge ninepence for an
extry day ; so her successor without
wages had to lay aside her plum-color
ed silk, put on a calico petticoat
and short gown, and proceed to get
supper, while Polly, leaning over the
half door of the old red house which
she shared with the village tailoress,
exchanged pungent remarks with old
Israel on the topic of the day in Bas
se tt.
'No, they didn't make no weddin',
Isr'el; there wa'nt nobody asked, nor
no loaf-cake made for her ; he wouldn't
here to't noway. I'd have staid and
fixed up for her to-day but he was
bound I shouldn't. As for me, I'm
most amaziD' glad to get hum, now I
tell ye. I'd a sight ruther be in
Simsburg prison for a spell, if it wa'nt
for the name on't.'
'Say, Polly, do you call to mind
what I said three weeks back about
M iss Flint comin' home? Oh, ye do.
Well, I ain't nobodvs' fool, be I ? I
guess I can see through a millstone,
providin' the hole's big enough, as
well as the next man. I'm what ye
may call mighty observin', now. I can
figger consider'ble well on folks, ef I
can't on'rithmetic, and I know'd jest
as well when I see him rigged up in
his Sabba'-day go-to-meeting's, and
bis nose p'inted for Colebrook.what he
was up to, as though I heard him a
askin' her to hev him.'
'Well, I never did think Sarepty
Gold would demean herself to have
him. She's got means and a real good
home, and Mindwell sets a sight by
her, a-id so does Sam Pratt; but here
she's ben an' gone an' done it. I
wouldn't ha' thought it, not if the
angel Gabriel had have told me on't!'
'Guess he's in better business than
goin' round with Bassett gossip, any
how ; but what was you so took back
by? Lordly ! I should think you was
old enough to get over bein' surprised
at women folks;them and the weather
is two things I don't never calc'late on.
You can't no more tell what a woman
'll do, 'specially about marryin', than
you can tell which way iu the road a
pig 'll go; onless you work it back'ard
same as some folks tell they drive a
pig, and then 'tain't reel reliable—
they may go right ahead when you
don't a mite expect it.'
'That is one thing about men, I
allow, Ira'el ; you can always tell
which way they'll go for sartin, and
that is after their own advantage, au'
nobody else's, now and forever.'
'Amen! They'd all be fools, like
me, if they didn't,' assented the old
man with a dry chuekie as he drove
off his empty cart. Yet, for all his
sneers and sniff , neither Polly nor the
new Mrs. Flint had a truer friend than
Israel; rough as he was, satric as a
chestnut burr that shows all its prick
les in open defiance, conscious of a
sweet white heart within, his words
only were hitter, his nature was gen
erous, kindly, and perceptive; he had
become the peripatetic satirist and
philosopher that he was out of this
very nature,
'Dowered with a scorn of scorn, a love of love,'
and free with the freedom of indepen
dent poverty to express pungently
what he felt poignantly, being iu his
own mind and measure the 'salt of the
earth' to Bassett.
But in spite of comment and pity
the thing was a fixed fact. Mrs.
Flint's married life had begun under
new auspices, and it was not a path of
roses upon which she ent« r. d. Her
housekeeping had always been frugal,
with the thrift that is or was charac
eristic of her race; but it had been
abundant fur the wants of her family.
The viands she provided were those of
the place and period, simple and prim
itive enough ; but the great brick oven
was well filled with lijrht bread of
wheat and rye both ; pies of whatever
material was iu season, whose fhiky
crust and well-filled interiors testified
to her knowledge of the art; deep
dishes of baked beans, jars of winter
pears, pans of golden sweet apples, and j
<ords of yellow gingerbread, vviih rows
of snowy and puffy biscuit. Ede ami
Cmvfe tAAv reW SvMQ wlAj/re to' fiuu j
cisp cookies and fat nut. cakes, and
pie was reiterated three times a day
on Sain Pratt's table.
It was a part of her 'pride of her'
that she was a good housekeeper, and
Mindwell had given her the widest
liberty; but now the tide had changed
She soon found that Deacon Flint's
parsimony extended into every detail
Her pies were first assailed.
'Sarpty, don't make them pies
o'vour'n so all-fired rich. They ain't
good for the stomach; besides, they
use up all the drippin's, and you had
ought to make soap next month. Pie
is good, and I think it's savin'of meat;
I nt it pompers up the flesh, too good
livin' does, and we have got to give an
account, ye know. I don't mean to
have no wicked waste laid to my ac
So she left out half the shortening
from her crust; and felt ashamed to
see the tough substance this economy
produced. Next came the sugar ques
•We buy too much sweetenin',
Sarepty. There's a keg of tree mo
lasses down cellar. I expect it's sour,
but you jest take an' bile it up, an'
stir considerable saleratus into 't, an'
it 'll do. I want to net along jest as
reasonably as we can. Willful waste
makes woeful want, ye know.'
Yet in his own way the deacon was
greedy enough He had the insatia
ble appetite that belongs to the people
of his figure far more often than to the
'He's a real racer,'said Uncle Israel,
reverting to his own experience in
pigs—'slab-sided an'lank I bet you
could count his ribs this minnit; and
that's the kind you can feed till the
day after never, and they won't do ye
no credit. I never see a man could
punish vittals the way he can; but
there ain't no more fat to him than
there is to a hen's forehead.'
Mrs Flint was not 'hungry or han
kering,' as she expressed it, but a rea
sonable eater of plain food; but the
deacon's mode of procedure was pecu
'Say, Sareptv, don't bile but a small
piece 'o pork with that cabbage to-day.
I've got a pain to my head, an' I don't
feel no appetite, an' cold pork gets eat
up for supper when there ain't no
need on't.'
Obeying instructions, the small
piece of fat pork would be cooked, and
once at the table, transferred bodily to
the deacon's plate. 'Seems as though
my appetite had reely come back. I
guess 'twas a hungry headache.' And
the tired womau had to make her din
ner from cabbage and potatoes, season
ed with the salt and greasy water in
which they bad been cooked.
There were no amusements for her
out of the house. The younger peo
ple had their berrying frolics, sleigh
rides, kitchen dances, nuttings, aud
the like, and their elders their husk
ings, apple bees, and sewing societies,
but agaiust all these the deacon set his
hard face.
'lt's just as good to do your own
extrv chores yourself as to ask folks to
come an' help. That costs more'n it
comes to. You've got to feed 'em and
l : ke enough keep a big fire up in the
spare room. I'd ruther be dilligent in
business, as Scripter says, than de
pend on neighbors.'
The sewing society too was denied
to poor M-s. Fiint, because tbey had
to have tea got for them. Prayer
meetings he could not deny her, tor
tbey cost nothing, and officially he at
tended them. Meeting on Sunday
was another outlet; when she could
see friendly faces, receive kind greet
ings, and read in many eyes a sym
pathy and pity that an once pleased
and exasperated her.
Another woman in her place might
have had spirit or guile enough to
have resisted the pleasure under which
she only quailed and submitted. She
was one of those feeble souls to whom
a hard word is like a blow, and who
will bear anything and everything
rather than be found fault with, and
who necessarily become drudges and
slaves to those with whom they live,
and are despised and ill-treated simply
because they are incapable of resent
ment. They are some persons who
stand in this position not so much
from waut of streugth as from abound
ing aud eager affection for those whom
thev serve, suffering, when
they discover how vain has been their
labor «ud self-sacrifice, is known only
Him who was
'At once denied, betrayed, and lied
I?y those who shared His daily bread.'
But Mrs. Flint had no affection for
her husa-jd ; she married him because
it seemed a good thing to do, and
obeyed him because he was her hus
band, as was the custom in those days.
So she toiled ou dumbly from day to
day, half fed, overworked, desperately
lonely, but still uncomplaining, for her
constitution was naturally strong, and
nerves were unrecognized then.
Her only comfort was the rare visits
of her children. Mindwell found it
hard to leave home, but suspicious of
her mother's comfort, she made every
effort to see her as often as possible,
and always to carry her some little
present—a .dozen of eggs, which the
poor woman boiled privately, and ate
between her scanty meals, a few
peaches, or little loaf of cake—small
gifts, merely to demonstrate her feel
ing. She did not know what good
purpose they served, for Mrs. Flint did
not tell her daughter what she endur
ed. She remembered too well how
Mindwell had begged her to delay and
consider her marriage, and she would
not own to her now that she had made
any mistake, for Mrs. Flint had as
much human nature in her composi
tion as the rest of us; and who does
like to hear even their dearest friend
say, '1 told you so ?*
To be Continued.
The will ol the late James E.
Brown of Kittanning,bequeathes $25 to
every widow in Kittanning and $25 to
every wife who shall become a widow,
this gift to be made to iuclude those
Kittanning girls who shall hereafter
become wives.
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NO. 6
Jupiter Las reached its perihelion, or
nearest point to the sun. This is an
astronomical event of considerable im
inee, as it occurs only once in about
twelve years. As the planet is soma
millions of miles nearer the earth than
usual, an excelleut opportunity is giv
en for the study of its features. Even
the smallest telescopes will now show
some of the wonders of this great plan
et and its system of satellites, and with
large telescopes astronomers hope,
within a mouth or two, to add much
to our knowledge of the chief member
of the sun's family. Jupiter will re
main the leading brilliant in the sky
throughout October, shining so bright
ly that even Sirius must temporarily
yield the palm.
There is another reason for the in
terest that Jupiter's perihe
lion excites. More than a year ago
some professed scientific person on the
Pacific slope wrote a pamphlet on the
tenors of-the perihelia of the four great
planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and
Neptuue, which, it was represented,
would occur nearly simultaneously, and
with those planets in conjunction, fear
ful results to the earth were predicted.
The false alarm was spread by other
pretended savants, and, no doubt,
awoke the fears, not merely of the ig
norant, but of persons who knew
enough of astronomy to be aware of
the gigantic attractions that the plan
ets exert upon one anot her. Stories of
plagues, pestilence, famine and death
were based u. on the supposed influ
ence of the perihelia. Mr. Proctor and
other astronomers sought to counteract
the effect of this by showing, in the
first place, that it was not true that the
planets named would all be in perihe
lion together. In fact, Saturn does not
reach its perihelion until 1885. Uranus
will be in perihelion next spring, but
Neptune will not reach its nearest
point to the bun until six or seven
years hence. It was also denied bj
scientific men of high authority that
there was any reason to fear evil re
sults to the earth, even though the pre
dicted perihelia should occur very near
together. Still, alarm was felt, and
no doubt many persons will be pleased
to know that Jupiter, the most power
ful of all the planets, has reached the
dreaded perihelion point, and is already
turning to retrace his steps, without
having in any way injured his sister
planet the earth.
That the sun has felt the approach
of the great planet, as is shown in the
prevalence of vast sun spots and out
bursts of gaseous matter, is not im
probable, and t! rough the reflex action
of the sun upon the earth our planet
may, oven now, feel the same influence
in violent atmospheric phenomena. It
is difficult to realize the enormous pow
er of the bright speck, Jupiter, shining
so quietly in the sky. A recent writer
has shown that the power which the
sun has to put forth to hold Jupiter in
his orbit is equal to the combined
strength of 170,000,000 bars of solid
steel, each a mile in diameter. Jupi
ter's pull upon the earth, according to
the same authority, is equal to the
strength of 23,000,000 bars of steel,
each of them one foot in diameter. So,
if the mere power of gravity were all
that was required to make Jupiter's
approach dangerous to the earth, evi
dently he is not lacking in the power.
But no one need fear that the sister
hood of worlds which acknowledge the
dominion of the sun will prove mutu
ally destructive — New York Sun,
THE PULSE. —Many erroneous im
pressious prevail about the pulse as in
dicative of health or disease—a common
notion being that its beatings are more
uniform than they really are. Fre
quency varies with age. In the new
born infant the bsatings are from 130
to 140 per minute; in the second year,
from 100 to 115; from the seventh to
the fourteenth year, 80 to 90; from the
fourteenth to the twenty-first year,
from 75 to 85; from the twenty-first to
the sixtieth year, f rom 70 to 75. After
that period the pulse is generally
thought to decline, but medical author
ities differ radically on this point, hav
ing expressed the most contradictory
opinions. Y'oung persons are often
found whose pulses arc below 60, and
there have been many instances of
pulses habitually reaching 100, or not
exceeding 50, without apparent disease.
Sex, especially in adults, influences
the pulse, and in women it beats more
rapidly than in men. Muscular exer
tion, even position, materially affecta
the pulse. Its average frequency in
healthy men is, when standing, 81 ;
when sitting, 71; when lying, 66 per
minute; in women of the same age and
iu the same positions, 91, 84 and 79.
In sleep the pulse is considerably slow
er than in wakefulness. In certain
diseases, such as acute dropsy, for in
stance, there may be no more than 20
or 30 per minute Thus one of the
commonest diagnostic signs is liable
to deceive the most experienced prac
titioner.—Dr. Footers Health Monthly.
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup has been
before the public for years, and is pro
nounced by thousands superior to all
other articles for the cure of Coughs,
Colds, Influenza aud all other Pul
monary Complaints. It costs only 25
cents a bottle.
An Illinois youth invested a dollar
and a half in a New York firm to dis
cover "how to appear well in society."
The receipt, which he received by re
turn mail, was short, simple and easily
understood: "Always keep your nose
clean, and don't suck more than one
finger at a time."
Pike's Peak has recently been show
ing signs of volcanic activity- On Oc
tober 29 the Signal Service observer
there heard a loud explosion, and the
next day found ashes and lava near
the summit. About a week afterward
he witnessed another eruption from hia
THE Liver is more frequently the
seat of disease th'in is generally suppos
ed, for upon its regular action depend*,
in a gre.;t measure, the powers of the
stomach, bowels, brain, and the whol#
nervous system. Regulate that im
portant organ by taking Simmons' Liv
ely or, aiyl you prevopt juoirt of
the dio&sefe that fle'sb' is bfeTr. t<*