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A P UZZLED LA NDLORD.
It was the worst snow storm of the
season, and as it still continued and
blew furiously, promised to be the
greatest in the memory of the olt-quo
ted oldest inhabitant.
Of course the railroads were ail block
ed up, but none quite so badly as the
one upon which our hero, Mr. Richard
Tuodlemao, had started for his home
He had taken the express train for
W at four o'clock that afternoon,
and at ten o'clock that evening the
train bad come to a dead stop opposite
the village of Unibagog, just at the en
trance to a lone, deep cut that was
packed full of snow, and had got to be
shoveled out, as no engine could force
its way through it.
As this would necessitate a delay of
several hours, the majority of the pas
sengers left the train and went to the
hotel in the village, where they took
supper, and those who were not in too
great a hurry to reach their various
destinations engaged rooms for the
Among the latter was our hero, who
shortly after supper, bade the agreea
ble young widow, whose acquaintance
be had made on the cars—having occu
pied the same seat with her—good
night, and retired to the apartment as
Now if the reader supposes that our
mutual friend, Dick Toodleman, was in
love with the charming widow, why,
all I can say is, that the reader don't
know anything about Mr. Toodleman
or his affairs; for the fact is, oar hero
was terribly in love with another wo
Her name was Adelaide Tirrel, and
she lived in Millikinville. She was
the only daughter of her father, who,
by the way, was a widower and rich,
oh ! so rich.
Miss Tirrel was extravagantly fond
of our Dick. She lavished her young
affections upon him as freely as those
old Greeks and Trojans used to pour
their wine around in their libations to
This was as it should be. I like to
see a young woman affectionate; but
Mr. Tirrel wasn't of my way of think
ing. He didn't love Dick Toodleman
any to speak of, and he objected very
strongly to his daughter entwining her
affections around the image of any
voung man who didn't suit him. That
was the way with old Mr. Tirrel; and
a very bad way it was, I think ; don't
Perhaps you didn't know that Dick
was a lawyer? Well, he was, and a
first rute lawyer too, although he had
n't a great many clients. He was too
young to have made a very great for
tune ; and it was principally upon ac
count of his lack of fortune that Mr.
Tirrel s'o strongly objected to him for
Dick had been living in Millikinville
about five years at this time, and for
the past three years he had been entire
ly devoted to the pretty Adelaide.
Her father didn't pay much atten
tion to Dick's frequent visits to his
house at first, and when he did begin
to suspect what the young fellow was
up to it was too late. She loved
him ; and you know that when a young
woman does get to loving a fellow one
might as well try to quench fire with
kerosene as to smother love by any
contrivance yet invented.
But Mr. Tirrel had a very different
opinion in regard to these matters. He
tried the old way. He went to Mr.
Toodleman and told him that his daugh
ter was not for him.
'No, Richard Toodleman,' said he,
'you can't take any stock in this fami
ly, not if I know myself; and conse
quently you will oblige me by discon
tinuing your visits to my house. When
Ido want you I'll send for yon.' And
with that, the old gentleman bustled
out of the office, and went home to
give his daughter a lecture on the same
The lovers met clandestinely after
that, as lovers generally do under Buch
circumstances, aud, although they saw
no possibility of the paternal Tirrel re
lenting, they continued to love each
other as fondly as ever, and lived in
the hope of something turning up to
As to the charming widow (she had
introduced herself as Mrs. Gildad, from
New York city) whom Dick had en
countered on his way from W ,
where he had been attending court, the
only part she plays in this story she
played that night at the Umbagog
House while our hero was reposing ii
the arms of Morpheus, and dreamiDg
of the fair Adelaide.
Mrs. Qildad had told Dick that she
was very anxious to reach her journey's
end, and so, instead of taking a room
at the hotel, she remained in the parlor
with a number of other passengers, un
til the train was once more ready to go
on, when she departed, and our hero
never saw her again.
I said that Mrs. Gildad remained in
the hotel parlor; but she must have
absented herself from that apartment
for a short time during the night, for
when Mr. Toodleman arose the next
morning perhaps you can imagine his
surprise, when, instead of finding his
clothes upon the chair where he had
left them, he found a full suit of female
attire, which he recognized at once as
the property of the charming Mrs. Gil
Our Lero took it all in at a glanee.
He knew now why that lady had been
so anxious to go on She was evident
ly running away from the officers of
the law, and fearing that the telegraph
might warn the police at the other end
of the route, she had taken this means
of disguising herself.
Mr. Toodleman looked at the gar
ments, and asked himself what be
should do. His first thought was to
ring the bell, call up the landlord, ex
plain the situation, and send out for a
new suit of clothes; but he objected
very much to being looked upon in the
light of a victim. Then he didn't want
the affair to get into the papers, for
then his legal friends would be sure to
hear of it, and there would be no end
of the joke at bis expense. And then,
again, his beloved Adelaide would sure
ly learn of it.
'No, no, it wouldn't do,' he said to j
1 himself. 'I wouldn't have Adelaide
; know of this for the world; and her
father—oh, wouldn't it be nuts to him!
With such a foundation, how easily
the old man could concoct a story, or
at least give his opinion regarding the
I real facts of the case, in such a way as
to ruin my character in her eyes forev
er. No, it won't do.'
j Mr. Toodleman sighed, surveyed
himself in the mirror for one moment,
as if to take a farewell look at bis
mother's only son, and then reluctant
ly began to attire himself in Mrs. Gil
For a wonder, that lady's gray trav
eling dress fitted him remarkable well;
but that was easily accounted for by
the fact that she had probably taken
his clothes in preference to those of any
other guest because they fitted her.
'I don't look bad,' cried Dick, once
more surveying himself in the glass af
'Luckily, the Dickens' Fascination
Fledgedly, my face is as smooth as a
girl's; and my hair—why I can part it
in the middle just so,' suiting the ac
tion to the words, 'with a little-quirl
up-what-d'ye-call-um on each side, and
who the deuce would ever suspect that
this was Richard Toodleman ? Why,
even Adelaide would not know me.'
In truth, our Dick would make a re
markable handsome woman ; and it is
really a wonder that he did not like
Narcissus, fall in love with bis own
image reflected in the mirror.
Fortunately, his pocket-book and
watch which he bad placed under his
pillow, before retiring, had not been
molested, as Mrs. Gildad had probably
been too anxious to secure a perfect
disguise to run any further risk than
was necessary to obtain that alone.
And now Dick having completed his
toilet, rang the bell and called for the
The clerk came, and Dick aßked for
his bill, and expressed the wish that a
carriage might be called to convey him
to the depot.
'All right,' said Mr. Snodgrass, al
though he didn't look as if he thought
it was all right by any means, for he
was perfectly sure he had booked a
gentleman for that room the night be
fore, and how the deuce it happened
that he found a woman there was a
question that be couldn't answer to bis
satisfaction at all.
'All right,' repeated the clerk, 'I sup
pose you'll have breakfast before you
go, ma'am ?'
'No, I have hardly time to reach the
train now,' repeated Dick, in the soft
est voice he could assume. 'My bill if
you please '
'Ah, yes, your name is'—
'Mrs. Richard Toodleman.'
'Oh, I remember.'
Rut he didn't; and name only
confused him more, for it was Richard
Toodleman on the book, and he could
have sworn five minutes before that he
had seen a gentleman write it.
After another pause, in which he
was vainly trying to clear his puzzled
brain, he retired in great bewilder
ment, knocking over two chairs in his
exit, while attempting to keep his eyes
on Dick's face and get out of the room
by the sense of feeling alone.
But the clerk was as much puzzled
as ever, when, after paying his bill,
our hero left the house for the railroad
station, and all the forenoon be was
asking himself bow it was possible
that he could put a gentleman into a
room at night, and find no one but a
lady there in the morning.
'Dang it! this thing isn't all right,'
muttered Mr. Snodgrass. 'I dont
like the looks ot it. There's a mystery
about this affair, and I must get to the
bottom of it.'
But, meantime Mr. Toodleman had
reached the station, got abroad the
cars, and was sweeping toward Milli
'ls this seat engaged, ma'am.
Dick looked up to find a corpulent,
red-faced, white-haired old gentleman
smiling dowu at him in a paternally
affectionate way, who, having attract
ed his attention, repeated hLs question.
'No, sir, I am traveling alone,' an
swered Dick, at the same time remark
ing to himself in the language of Jen
nie Wren, 'I know your tricks and
The corpulent gentlemaD crowded
down into the seat, in such a way as
to face his companion, remarking as he
did so on the sevority of the late
'Yes, I was detained at Umbagog
on account of it,' said Dick.
'Ah; indeed !.1 remember at W
fearing that I .-should not be able to
get home before to-day, even if I had
made the attempt. Are you traveling
'Mighty reserved,' thought the old
gentleman, but decidedly good look
'What an old fool!' thought, Dick,
'I believe he's going to make Jove
tome;' aud he jammed his handker
chief into his mouth for fear of laugh
ing in the old boy's face.
'Ahem—l—it strikes me, ma'am,
that I've met you somewhere before,'
remarked the corpulent gentleman,
with one of his roost effective smiles.'
'And your face looks very familiar
to me,' replied Dick.
'There's a roguish twinkle in her
eyes, but, oh, how modestly she blush
es,' thought the old g-entleman, as he
handed his card to our hero.
Dick read the card. 'l've heard of
you very often, sir.'
'Yes, I am pretty well known in
this vicinity,' returned the old gentle
man, swelling up li ke the frog in the
'And your name, ma'am?—strange
I cant think of it. I'm sure we've met
before, for I reme'juber your face per
fectly well. In it is altogether
too beautiful to be> easily forgotten.'
Dick blushed modestly and came
very near swallowing his handkerchief
in attempting to smother a snicker.
'Yes, we havo met before, sir.'
'Ah, I knew we had, and your im
age was indelibly impressed upon my
memory. And! pray what might I
'Lulu,' whijipered Dick.
'What a sweet name, but rone too
swoet for ita beautiful owner.'
'l'm afraijl you flatter me.'
BUTLER. PA., WEDNESDAY; AUGUST 31.1831
'Oh, no, upon my honor, Lulu. Ex
cuse me for calling you by your chris
tian name, for I don't know your sur
'lt is Ferguson. You don't think
that very sweet ?'
'Perhaps not; but thanks to your
sex and beauty you could easily change
it,' murmured the old gentleman, as
he took Dick's hand in his, and gave
it a gentle squeeze.
'O, sir, jou shouldn't do that,'
whispered Mr. Toodleman, covering
his face with one hand to conceal his
'How coy she is, thought the old
gentleman. 'l'd give a ten dollar bill
for a kiss.'
Just then the train passed under a
bridge, and this aged admirer of female
beauty snatched a kiss.
Dick gave a scream.
'Hush, you'll attract attention, my
'I hope your intentions are honora
ble, sir,' whispered Dick.
'Can you doubt it ?'
'But you men are so wicked. I
hope you are not a married man.'
'I am a widower, Lulu—excuse me,
but let me call you so ; I am contem
'Then you'll have to ask my pa '
'Oh, yes, to be sure. Where did
you say you resided ?'
Dick was writing rapidly on the
back of one of his business cards, and
the train was just stopping at the Mil
'I must leave you here, sir,' said
'Eh ? you Btop here. Why, so do I.
But—but, why, you don't live here?'
'Yes, good-bye, sir. Here is my
card, Mr. Tirrel. When you want an
other kiss, please call at my office.'
The next moment Dick stepped out
on the platform, while the corpulent
gentleman sank back in his seat with a
groan, with his small b'ack eyes fixed
upon Richard Toodleman's card.
'Done for,' he muttered.
Then he turned the card over, and
read as follows:
'lf you want to keep this little affair
to ourselves—particularly the kissing
you had better let me hear from you
as soon as possible. DICK.
The stout gentleman tore the card
into threads, and went tearing out of
the car like a madman, muttering curs
es loud and deep, as he hurried along
toward his office.
An hour later, our hero, once more
in his proper habiliments, received the
following note from the hands of Mr.
Tirrel's office boy :
MR. RICHARD TOODLEMAN : Dear
Sir—lf you want my daughter for a
wife please take her at once. As lam
suddenly called to the west upon busi
ness of importance, I shall probably
not be able to attend the wedding.
Don't defer it on my account. Marry
her at once, and be happy, and keep
your mouth shut. TIRREL.
That was enough for Mr. Toodleman.
He spent that evening with bis dear
Adelaide, who had been informed by
ber father that the blockade was re
moved, and that her lover might sail
into port and carry off the prize at his
'But how funny,'said she, 'that fath
er should relent.'
'Not at all,my dear,' replied Dick.
And so they were married in a quiet
manner during Mr. Tirrel's absence,
and the happiest couple I know of to
day in all Millikinville, is Dick Too
dleman and his handsome wife.
As for Mr. Tirrel, though still a
great admirer of the female sex, he is
very careful how he makes love to
pretty young ladies on the cars; but
he is still on the lookout for a young
and handsome wife.
Mrs Gildad, who as Dick afterwards
learned, was a noted confidence woman
whom the police were exceedingly anx
ious to interview, managed to escape
the lynx-eyed officers of the law, much
to the chagrin of Mr. Snodgrass, who
biauied himself very much for not act
ing upon his suspicions, and having
her arrested, on the morning after the
THE ARTIC WIN TER.
Lieutenant Schwatka, the Arctic ex
plorer, gives some interesting facts in
regard to the character and duration of
the Arctic winter. He says :
"The generally received opinion that
the Arctic winter, especially in the
higher latitudes, is a lone', dreary one
of perfect opaque darkness is not strict
ly correct. In latitude 83° 20' 20" N.,
the highest point ever reached by man,
there are 4 hours &nd 42 minutes of
twilight on December 22, the shortest
day in the year in the Northern Hem
isphere. In latitude 82° 27' N., the
highest point where white men have
wintered, there are 6 hours and 2 min
utes in the shortest day, and 328 geo
graphical miles from that point must
yet be attained before the true Pluton
ic zone, or that one in which there is
no twilight whatsoever, even upon the
shortest day of the year, can be said to
have been entered by man. Of course,
about the beginning and ending of this
twilight it is very feeble and easily ex
tinguished by even the slightest mists;
but nevertheless, it exists, and is very
appreciable on clear, cold days, or
nights, properly speaking. The North
Pole itself is only shrouded in perfect
blackness from November 13 to Janu
ary 29, a period of 77 days. Suppos
ing that the sun has set (supposing a
circumpolar sea or body of water un
limited to vision) on September 24, not
to rise until March 18 for that particu
lar point, giving a period of about 50
days of uniformly varying twilight,
the Pole has about 188 days of contin
uous daylight, 100 days of varying
twilight, and 77 of perfect inky dark
ness (save when the moon has a north
ern declination) in the period of a typi
cal year. During the period of a little
over four days the sun shines continu
ously on both the North and South
ploles at the same time, owing to re
fraction, parallax, semi-diameter, and
dip o'f the
Mor# lumber will be floated down
the Kennebec this year than ever be
i fore, the amount being estimated at
14ojo<)0,000 to 160,000,000 feet.
IS CONSUMPTION CONTA
If our medical journals were to an
nounce the steady approach to this
country—say from China—of an ill-un
derstood, painful and usually fatal mal
ady, which if once established among
us" would certainly kill half a million
of our citizens every year and ultimate
ly carry off one in every five of the en
tire population, it is safe to presume
that the announcement would not be
calmly received. As one man, physi
cians not less strenuously than laymen,
we should demand the most rigorous
quarantine against tbe infected coun
try. No effort would be accounted too
heroic, no precaution too costly, to
shield our country from so disastrous
an invasion And if there were any
doubt as to the specific nature of the
threatened plague or ol the mode of its
transmission or inception, neither our
medical and sanitary societies nor the
government would rest until competent
commissions were sent to investigate
the matter. It would be accounted
criminal indifference on the part of
medical and sanitary authorities to
neglect to make a concerted and persist
ent effort to discover the causes and
conditions of the plague, and how to
protect the community from its rava
ges or to cure its victims when attack
Would the urgency of the case be di
minished in any respect by the circum
stance that the supposed invasion had
already become a fact accomplished ?
At first thought any one would re
ply: 'Not in the least; rather tbe con
trary ; for the evil in the latter case
would be actual, not threatened merely,
and tbe loss or saving of half a million
lives a year is a matter of the gravest
national importance. Yet it is a sin
gular fact that while we should be
thrown into a panic if half a million
lives were threatened by a new disease,
we accept as inevitable, almost with
indifference, the certain killing of that
number of people every year by an old
and familiar.malady. And our medi
cal authorities tell us, without a twinge
of professional pride, that they really
do not know positively how consump
tion is induced and transmitted, or
whether it is communicable from the
sick to the well or not; and worse yet,
they confess without blushing that
they do not contemplate any special or
general effort to have such momentous
questions critically investigated !
When half a million of discontented
natives of Europe throng to our shores
in a single year we do not fail to ap
preciate the importance of the gain,
both immediate and prospective. When
a larger number of our own citizens are
cut off untimelv by a disease which,
while it destroys them, transmits a
legacy of sickness and too often early
death to their descendants, we mourn
our individual losses, but make no ade
quate effort to put an end to the na
tional loss by urging or aiding the sci
entific determination of its conditions,
causes and remedies. Already one in
every five of our population dies of con
sumption, and the indications are that
the conditions of our civilization tend
to increase the death rate from this
cause. If the disease is infectious, as
many believe, the multiplication of cas
es may sooner or later reach a point—
if its progress is unchecked—at which
a perpetuation of our race and the civ
ilization developed by it will become
impossible. Other races and civiliza
tions have disappeared, leaving no ex
planation of the secret of their decline.
Others, we have good reasons for be
lieving, have been exterminated by
plagues peculiar to them, developed in
all probability by something peculiar
to their modes of living.
That there is any imminent danger
of so disastrous a result to our race and
civilization from the increase of con
sumption no one but an alarmist would
suppose; still it remains an impending
possibility, more especially if there is
any error in the common belief that the
disease is not contagious or infectious.
In the current issue of the Scientific
American supplement a valuable sum
mary of evidence supporting tbe posi
tion that tbe virus of consumption is
specific and communicable is presented
by Dr. Cogshall, of Michigan. The
evidence is fuller and more cogent than
popularly believed ; and while it must
be admitted that many cases of sup
posed communication of the disease
may be due not to any transmission of
virus but to similarity of unsanitary
surroundings and family customs on
the part of related victims, there is
still sufficient evidence that the direct
communication of tuberculosis is fol
lowed by pulmonary consumption to
justify not only exceeding care in tbe
intercourse of the healthy with con
sumptive patients and rigorous sanita
tion in connection with all cases of the
disease, but a special reinvestigation of
the natural history of consumption by
the medical profession.
The suggestions which Dr. Cogshall
makes touching tho measures best cal
culated to prevent the ravages of con
sumption, and his remarks with regard
to the superior efficiency of hygienic
treatment over medication, will be
found worthy of thoughtful attention. _
The postition he takes with regard to
the curability of consumption, even in
advanced cases, through improved nu
trition and a judicious hygiene to the
exclusion of all nostrums and so-called
consumptive cures is decidedly hope
ful ; and we believe that the most of
our physicians will measurably agree
with him. We wish wo could be so
well assured of their desire to investi
gate anew and thoroughly the question
of the cominunicability of the virus of
the disease.— Scientific American.
[Klgin, (111.) Daily Leader.]
The subjoined opinion, we preceivc,
is by J. A. Daniels, Esq., of Messrs.
Stogdill & Daniels, attoneys, La
Crosse, Wis., and and appear in the
La Crosse Chronicle: Sometime
since, I was attacked with pain in and
below one of my knee joints. A few
applications of St. Jacobs Oil quieted
the pain and relieved the inflamation.
I regard it as a valuable medicine.
Sitting Bull has named one of his
daughters "The War is Over."
For headache, sick headache, take
THE PRESER VA TION OF
! The question, "How can eggs be
preserved for market?" just now en
gages the attention of many of our
readers. The following will prove of
timely interest to many.
In the cominir "liming" process a
tight barrel is half filled with cold wat
er, into which is stirred slacked lime
and salt iu the proportion of about one
half pound each for every pail or buck
et ot water. Some dealers use no salt,
and others add a small quantity of
□iter—one quarter pound to the half
barrel of pickle. Into this tbe eggs,
which must be perfectly fresh and
sound, are let down w : th a dish, when
they settle to the bottom, small end
down. The eggs displuce the liquid,
so thet when the barrel is full of eggs
it is also full of the pickle. Eggs thus
pickled, if kept in a cool place, will or
dinarily keep good for several months.
Long storage in this liquid, however,
is apt to make the shells brittle and im
part a limy taste to their contents.
This may be in a great measure avoid
ed by anointing the egg all over with
lard before putting in the pickle. Eggs
thus prepared are said to keep perfect
ly for six months or more when stored
in a cool cellar. A much better meth
od of storing eggs is the following:
Having selected perfectly fresh eggs,
put them a dozen or more at a time,
into a small willow basket, and im
merse this for five seconds in boiling
water containing about five pounds of
common brown sugar per gallon of
water. Place the eggs immediately
after on trays to dry. The scalding
water causes the formation of a thin
skin of hard albumen next to the inner
surface of the shell, the sugar effectual
ly closing all the pores of the latter.
The cool eggs are then packed, small
end down, in an, intimate mixture of
one measure of good charcoal, finely
powdered, and two measures of dry
bran. Eggs thus stored have been
found perfectly fresh and unaltered
after six months.
A French authority gives the follow
ing: Melt four ounces of clear bees
wax in a porcelain dish over a gentle
fire and stir in eight ounces ot olive
oil. Let the resulting solution of wax
in oil cool somewhat, then dip the fresh
eggs one by one into it so as to coat
every part of the shell. A momentary
dip is suffiqient, all excess of the mix
ture being wiped off with acotton cloth.
The oil is absorbed in the shell, the
wax hermetically closing all the pores.
It is claimed that eggs thus treated
and packed away in powdered char
coal in a cool place have been found
after two years as fresh and palatable
as when newly laid.
Paraffine, which melts to a thin
liquid at a temperature below the boil
ing of water, and has the advantage of
being odorless, tasteless, harmless, and
cheap, can bo advantageously substi
tuted for the wax and oil, and used in
a similar manner.
Thus coated and put into the lime
pickle the eggs may be safely stored
for many months; in charcoal, under
favorable circumstances, for a year or
Dry salt is frequently recommended
as a good preservative packing for
stored egtrs, but practical experience
has shown that salt alone is but little
better than dry bran, especially if stor
ed in a damp place or exposed to hu
A mixture of eight measures of bran
with one of powdered quicklime makes
an excellent packing for eggs in trans
Water glaßS—silicate of soda—has
recently been used in Germany for ren
dering the of eggs non-porous.
A small quantity of the clear sirupy
solution is smeared over the entire sur
face of the shell. On drying a thin,
hard, glassy film remains, which serves
as an admirable protection and substi
tute for wax, oil, gums, etc. Eggs
thus coaled and stored in charcoal
powder or a mixture of charcoal and
bran would keep a very long time.
In storing eggs in charcoal the lat
tec should be fresh and perfectly dry.
If the eggs are not stored when per
fectly fresh they will not keep under
any circumstances. A broken egg
stored with sound ones will sometimes
endanger the whole lot. In packing,
the small end of the egg should be
placed downward ; if iu charcoal or
other powper they must be packed so
that the shell of one egg does not touch
that of another, interspaces being filled
with the powder.
Under all circumstances stored eggs
should lie kept in as cool a place as
possible. Frequent change of temper
ature must also be avoided.
CENSUS OF GREAT BRITAIN.
On the night of April 4 the popula
tion of the United Kingdom of Great
Britain and Ireland, including tbe is
lands in British waters (tho Isle of
Man and the Channel Islands), togeth
er with tbe army and navy and mer
chant seamen abroad, was found to be
35,246,502, an increase of 4,147,236 as
compared with the census returns of
1871. The females exceed the males
by a little over 700,00 U. The percent
age of population for England,'was 69:8;
for Wales, 3:8 ; for Scotland, 10:6 ; for
Ireland, 14:6. The remainder, I:2* per
cent., was distributed between the Isle
of Man (0:2), tbe Channel Islands
(0:3), and the army, navy and seamen
The density of population in England
and Wales is 440 to the square mile.
The greatest density is iu the mining
and manufacturing couuties. Lancan
shire has over 1,700 to thepquare mile,
and Middlesex (outside of London),
1,364. Six counties in England and
one in Wales have over 500 to the
square mile. London has 486,286
houses and a population of 3,814,571,
having increased over half a million in
the past ten years. The density of
population in London is n0w[32,326 to
the square mile.
Liverpool ranks next LondonJ]in
England, with a population over 550,-
000 ; Birmingham has over 400,000;
Manchester and Leeds each exceed
300,000; Sheffield and Bristol have
over 200,000 Inhabitants each. Curi
ously the population of Manchester has
fallen off 10,000 since tbe census of
BAD OUTLOOK FOR PEACH
In tbe old peach growing section of
Newcastle county, Del., there are ab
solutely no peaches whatever. In a
county which, in previous years, pro
duced upward of 2,000,000 baskets,
and shipped upward of 100 car loads
a day, there will not be more than one
car load to be shipped on any one day
during the entire season and perhaps
1,000 baskets will be all that will be
grown there. It is even doubtful if
from tbe entire State of Delaware there
will be a single daily shipment of one
full car load of really ripe peaches.
There will be, it is claimed, 10,000
baskets of peaches grown in Sussex
county, iu the neighborhood of Lewes.
Our correspondent, however, could find
no one there who expected any more
good peaches that they would need lor
family use. There are a good many
natural or ungrafted peach trees in
this section which may furuish a good
many peaches for the market, but even
adding this natural and uncultivated
crop in estimating, it is exceeding
doubtful if there will be half of the 10,-
000 baskets looked for. There will be
a few peaches and some good ones
shipped from Worcester county, Md.,
but most of them will come in next
week, as they are of the Hall aud
Troth varieties. A drive of upward of
forty miles through this country did
not reveal half a dozen trees that were
anything like full, while many thous
and of trees were seen without a peach
on them. In fact, if there any
quantity of peaches at all in the penin
sula, they are to be found in Kent,
Queen Ann and Cecil counties, Md.,
over near the waters of the Chesapeake
Bay. But those who a few weeks ago
belieyed tnat they would have a good
supply of peaches realize now that
they will raise but a small crop.
Thousands of the young peaches have
already fallen to the ground, victims of
the curculio stings, aud of those which
remain no good peaches cau be expect
ed, as in all probability they will all
be stung aud permaturely ripened.
The orchard belonging to Mr. Taylor,
in Monmouth county, N. J., which
was mentioned by the Times two
months ago as a phenomenon, being
the only orchard for Jmiles around giv
ing any prospects for a croD, is report
ed as still full of young fruit aud in a
healthy condition, and its owner is
calculating upon a crop of several
thousand baskets. A great many
permaturely ripened peaches are com
ing to the market from the Hudson
river counties, which proveß that the
trees arc very much diseasedf but every
one interested in the cultivation of
peaches in that section asserts that
there will be a large crop of fiue peach
es there.— N. Y. Times.
WHAT SHE SAW IN CHURCH.
Ho staid at home and she went to
church, after dinner he asked her:
"What was the text, May ?"
"Oh, something, somewhere in Gen
erations; I have forgotten the chapter
and verse. Mrs. Ilight sat right be
fore me with a Mother Hubbard bonnet
on. How could I hear anything when
I could not even see the minister? I
wouldn't have worn such a looking
thing to church if I had to have gone
"How did vou like the new minis
"Oh, he's splendid! and Kate Dartin
was there in a Spanish lace cape that
never cost less than SSO; and they can't
pay their butcher bills, and I'd wear
cotton lace or go without any first.
"Did he say anything about the new
mission fund ?"
"No, and the Jones girls were all
rigged out in their yellow silks made
over; you would have died laughing to
have seen them. Such taste as these
girls have; and the minister gave out
that the Dorcas Society will meet at
Sister Jones' residence—the old poky
"It seems you didn't hear much of
"Well, I'm sure it's better to go to
church, if you don't hear the sermon,
than to stay at home and read the
papers ; and oh, Harry! the new minis
ter has a lovely voice; it nearly puts
me to sleep; and did I tell you that the
Rich's aro homo from Europe, and
Mrs. Rich had a teal camel's hair
shawl on, and it didn't look like any
thing on her."
A long silence, during which Harrv
thought of several things, and his wife
was busy contemplating the sky or
view, then she sundenly exclaimed:
"There! I knew I'd forgot to tell you
something. Would you believe it,
Harry, the fringe on Mrs. Jones' para
sol was an inch deeper than mine and
twice as heavy! Oh, dear! what a
world of trouble this is!"
RE A SONS ~~FOR ~DRESSING
PLAINLY ON THE LORD'S
1. It would lessen the burden of
many who find it hard to maintain
their places in society
2. It would lessen the force of the
temptations which often lead men to
barter honor and honesty for display.
3. If there was less style in dress
at church, people in moderate circum
stances would be more inclined to at
4. Universal moderation in dress
at church would improve the worship
by the removal of many wandering
5. It would enable all elasses of
people to attend church better in un
6. It would lessen, on the part of
rich, the temptations of vanity.
7. It would lesson, on the part of
the poor, the temptations to bo envi
ous and malicious.
8. It would save valuable time on
the Lord's day.
9. It would relieve our means of a
serious pressure, and thus enable us to
do more for good enterprise.
Jefferson Davis and wife sailed from
New Orleans for Liverpool Saturday.
They are after their daughter who is
being educated abroad.
One square, one insertion, 41 ; each subs*
ueut insertion, SO cents. l'eirly advertisement
oxceeding one-fourth of a column, |5 p«r inch
Figure wurk double these rate*; addition*
charges where weekly or monthly changes are
made. Local advertisements 10 cents per line
for fiot insertion, and 5 cents per line for each
additional insertion. Marriages and deaths pub
lished free of charge. Obituary notices charged
an advertisements, and payable' when handed in
Auditors' Notices. 14 : Executors' and Adminis
Irators' Notices. <3 each; Estray, Caution ans
Dissolution Notices, not exceeding ten lines,
From the fact that the CITIZKH is the oldes*
established and most extensively circulated Re
publican newspaper in Butler connty, (a Repub
lican county) it must be apparent' to business
men that it is the medium they should use in
advertising their business.
A GIRL OF OBIT.
Crawling 400 Feet Across a Railroad
Bridge at Night and Through
a Tempest to Save a Train
from H'reci - .
Ou last Wednesday night, says the
Ogdeu (Iowa) Reporter of July 15,
when O'Neil, Donahue and Olmstead
weut dowu to death, a noble girl, but
15 years of age, was watching and
praying for those whose duty called
them out over the railroad in tbe fear
ful storm. Kate Shelly, whose fath
er was killed on the railroad some
years ago, lives with her mother just
on the east side of the river, and near
ly opposite where the engine made the
fearful plunge and Donahue and Olm
stead lost their lives. Miss Shelly and
her mother beard the crash and, realiz
ing what had happened, Kate took a
lantern, aud, amid the hurricane of
wind, the deluge of water, the inces
sant glare of the lightning, and peal
upon peal of thunder, left ber home
and started for the wreck Her light
soon went out, but she felt her way
through the woods and fallen timbers
to the edge of the dashing waters that
covered the drowned men. She could
hear, above the roar of the tempest,
the voice of Wood, the engineer, who
had caught in a tree top. She know
that the express, with its load of pas
sengers, was nearly due, and none to
warn them of their danger. She, a
young girl, was the only living being
who could prevent on awful catastro
phe. The telegraph office at Moingona
or Boone, was the only place where she
could notify the officers To Boone
was five miles over hills and through
the woods, and before she could get
there the express would have passed.
To Moingona was only a mile, but be
tween there and Moingona was the
Des Moines river, ten or fifteen feet
above its natural height, and to cross
this she must pass over the railroad
bridge, fifty feet above the rushing
waters. She must cross the bridge
400 feet long with nothing but the
ties and rails, the wind blowing a gale,
and tbe foaming, seething, muddy
waters beneath. Not oue man in a
thousand but would have shrunk from
such a task. Not one man iu five hun
dred would have gone over at any
price, or under any circumstances.
But this brave, noble girl, with the
nerve of a giant, gathered about her
ber flowing skirts, and on hand and
knees crawled over tbe long, weary
bridge. Tie after tie was passed. It
was time for the express train to come
dashing over the bridge, and to hurl
her down to death amid the dark and
muddy waters of the roaring, rushing
river. The blood from her lacerated
knees has stained her dress, but sho
does not falter. She reaches tbe shore,
and the remaining half-mile she flies,
almost, to the telegraph office. Breath
less, and in broken acceDts, she tells
her tale of death and destruction, and
faints in the arms of the bystanders.
Tbe wires were set at work and a
more horrible disaster averted.
1 THE COOK SUBSCRIPTION.
When Murat Halstead, of the Cin
cinnati Commercial started the collec
tion of one-cent subscriptions for the
purpose of paying the fine of Charles
A. Cook, an ex-soldier (of Ohio), for
slapping the mouth of one Morrison,
who expressed the wish that Garfield
-might die, he had no idea, probably,
that it would require pages of newspa
pers to chronicle the names of subscri
bers. Since the first announcement
fully one hundred thousand persons
have sent their one-cent contributions
to the news paper offices in the various
cities where the indignation of the peo
ple has taken that form of expression.
In Cincinnati alone nearly sixty thou
sand persons have subscribed, while in
Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh
the subscriptions will aggregate not
less than fifteen thousand. The sub
scriptions to the Cook fund at the
Evening Neion office up to noon yester
day aggregate 2,867 cents, and the cop
pers continue to come in at the rate of
about 500 dally.— Phila. News.
A VALUABLE TABLE.
The following is a valuable house
wife's table, by which persons not hav
ing scales and weights at hand may
readily measure the article wanted to
form any receipt without the trouble of
weighing, allowance being made for
any extraordinary dryness or moisture
of the article weighed or measured :
Wheat Hour, 1 pound is 1 quart.
Indian meal, 1 pound 2 ounces are I
Butter when soft, 1 pound is 1 quart.
Loaf sugar, broken, 1 pound is 1
White sugar, powdered, 1 pound 1
ounce are 1 quart.
Eight eggs arc 1 pound.
A common tumbler holds half a pint.
A tea cup is one gill.
A large wine-glass is one gill.
Forty drops are equal to a teaspoon
The following concerning our flag
will be information to some. Every
body knows it at sight, yet but few
know its dimensions or composition:
"The garrison flag is the National
flap. It is made of bunting, 36 feet fly,
and 20 feet hoist, in thirteen horizon
tal stripes of equal breadth, alternating
red white and blue beginning with red.
In tbe|upper quarter next the staff, is the
Union, composed of a number of white
stars, equal to the number of States,
one-third the length of the flag, ex
tending to the lower edge of the fourth
red stripe from the top.
The storm flag is 20x10 ; the recruit
ing flag nine feet, nine inches by four
feet four inches. Tho regimental flag
is six feet six inches fly and six feet
deep on the staff. As there aro 38
Suites in the Union there should be
the same number of stars on the flag.
The first law of nature is self-preser
vation ; but to do it she needs Peruna.
Maud S. trotted a mile in two min
utes and ten and one-fourth seconds at >
Rochester, N. Y. t on Wednesday last,
the fastcß on record, beating her Pitts
burgh time one-fourth of a second.