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Livery, Feed and Sale Stable.
JEFFEESOS4 ST., BUTLER, PA
Union Woolen Mills.
Iwonld desire to call the attention of the
public to the Union Woolen Mill, Butler, Pa.,
where I have new and improved machinery for
the manufacture of
Barred and Qray Flannels,
Knitting ard Weaving Yarns,
and I can recommend them as being very dura
ble, as thoy are manufactured of pure Butler
oounty wool. They are beautiful in color, su
perior in toxture, and will be sold at vory low
prices. For samples and
Jn124,T8-ly Butler. Pa
Farmers and Gardeners I
Look to yonr own interests and improve your
crops, frou 75 to ICO per cent, by using the
Peiuvian Sea Fowl Guano, or Bradley's Desolved
Bono. On liand at Leonard Wise's in Bntier,
or Wdi, Crooksbank's at Sarversville Btation,
Butler Co ; Fa. *p!Btf
0| a WALDRON, G>-. duaic ol Ihe Phil*
H adcipbiu Deni 1 College,is prepared
■ Is ato do anything m the line of hit
p ofessloo in asatief. ctoiy manner.
Office on M.iin street, Butler, Uuiou Block,
up stairs, apll
J. H. GROHMANN.
Work made to order, and repairing of all
kinds done at reasonable rates and satisfaction
guaranteed. Particular attention given to re
pairing of farming implements. Buck-board*
for aale cheaper than they can be purchased
elsewhere, and always on hands, aprl 1,3 m
|D. L. CL22LAND,|
WATCHMAKER & JEWELER,
South Main St., Butler, Pa,
Keeps Constantly on Hand a Full Stock of
Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
At the Lowest Cash Prices.
Fine Watch Repairing a Spec
Fob sals at Redick's Drug Stork.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
a. C. ROESSING, President.
WM. CAMPBELL, TREASUKF.K.
H. C. IIEINEMAN, Skcrktaky.
J. L. Pnivls, E. A. Helmboldt,
William Cam i. bell, J. W. Buikbari,
A. Ti out man, J.icob Schoeno,
O. O. Rocssing, John Oddwell,
D.. VV. lrvin, J. J. Croll,
A. B. KUodcs, - H. C. Htlneman.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, Gen. A*'t
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE.
▲ VERT COZT
Two-Storied Frame House
of six rooms, cellar, ont houses and two
lots ol ground in Builer wi'i b sold on reason
able terms. Call at office of
F. M. EASTMAN
Mar-14tf. Butler Pa.
"■ mU BBAIW * NIIVI DISKAtSS. Only ,urt
»'« /»»• A/rrvi Aftctitit. Fits, KHlrtty, ttc.
kLLISLa tftakea u directed. N* Fits mfttr
days tut. Treadle tad $t trial bottle free ta
■atients. they paying eipreu charge, on box when
red. Send names, P. O. and expreM add ret, at
ted to Dk.KUNEaii Arch St..Philadelphia.Pa.
[lata. BtU-'ARJi OF IMITATING F&AVDS.
I WANTED,'BALESMEN. ,
Toeuwaufortbenleof NnrteryStock. Uncqtuled
faculties. No experience required. Salary sod .1-
dpdws paid. TOO sens of Fruit and Ornamental Tree*,
femlwrsoaes,eta W.fcT.SMITHi Genera. ».£
EN AND WOMEN
erOood Salary and Expenses Paid.
OUTFIT FREE. No experience Reeded
Nurserymen, Rochester, H. T
NEW DRUG STORE?
J. B. Kohlmeyer &, Co.
(Opposite Vogeley House)
LAMPS, TOILET ARTICLES, &c
Purn IJq.'ora for medicinal purposes, Oils
and Paints. Ac.
CUT Dr. O. M. Z miucrtnxn has bis office on
the second floor of same building. Jnel3-tf
M THE BEST IS CHIAPIBT."
in the CIHZUf
Estate ot George S. Jamison.
Letters testamentary on the estate of George
8. Jamison, dee'd, late ot Venango twp.. Boi
ler connty, Pa., baviug been granted to the un
dersigned, #ll pei knowiug tbeaiselves in
debted to said estate will please make immedi
ate payment aud any having claims agaiDSt
said estate will present them duly authenticated
June 19, 'B3. Eau Claire P. 0., Butler, Do., Pa.
Estatejol William Ramsey.
Letters testameutarv on tbe estate of William
Ramsey, dte'd, late of Butler towuthip, Entler
county, Pa., baviug bceu granted to tue under
signed, all ><ei>ons knowing in
debted lo s»ld estate will please ni.tke lm uedi
ate payment aud any baviug cla ms aga.obl
said estate will present them duly au.heni'.taled
DAVID F. BORLAND, E^ecnfor.
Estate ol James 11. Mechlin.?.
Whereas letters of administration have this
day been issued to roe on tbe estate of James H.
Mechlioj, late of Washington township, dee'd.
by the Register of said county of Butler, no
tice is hereby given to all persons owing said
estate to call and settle, and those having claims
against the same will please present them for
payment duly probated.
IS. C. HITCHISON, Adm'r.
June 5, 1883. North Hope, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate oi Ernest Werner.
Letters of adminiS'i'a lou on the estate ol
Ernest Werner, dei-V, l-'te ol Fo> ward tw>>.,
Butler conuty, Pa., uat' »een granted to tue
d, all persona kuow ng luem&elves
! iciebied to s id csiuie w"' please ni'ke imme
diate payment and auv Laviug t' tils agaiou
s d estate will present liiem du y an Ueu.i
caled for seit'omenl,
MARIA WERNER, Admini'.ratrix.
Evans Ci.y, But't • Co., Pa.
W. H. LUSK, Aitorney.
Estate of Edward Campbell.
Letters testamentary on the estate of Ed
ward Campbell, dee'd, late of Worth twp., But
ler county, Pa., having been granted to the un
dersigned, all persons knowing themselves in
debted to said estate will please make immedi
ate payment and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly authenticated
SAMUEL H. MOORE, Executor,
Grant City, Lawrence Co., Pa.
Administrator's Notice. -
Wbereas letters of administration on the cs
ta.e ot Andrew J. Mooie, 1 .te of Ceulre twi>.,
Bat'er coaoiy, Pa., d<*< *ci, have breu duly i>-
st'ed by the Register of wills in aud foi tue
connly ot Brtler, Pa., me Nimiy J. Moo.e,
widow of said deceiler i. Noi.ee is bereu> givea
to all pe'sons koowi.ig themselves itu'ebicd to
ii'e said estate to ca ' and eeitle the same, aud
all persons baviug claims against ibe said estate
will please present the saoie duly ruooaled tor
payment. NANCY J. MOORE,
Administratrix of A. J. Mooie, dee'd,
Estate or Jacob Hunnel.
Letters of adm'uisirailon on the estate or
Jacob Hunnel, de< *««, late of Bufld'o townsbi >,
Bul'er Co., Pa., liavjug been granted to ibe un
dersigned, all persous knowing themselves In
debted io said estate will plerse make iinm°-
diate payment aud any ug c>alms og.iinct
said e«tate will present tbem du'y authenticated
Q. C. ROENIGK, Administrator.
Barvers Station, Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of John Walters.
Letters of administration on the estate of
John Walters, dee'd, late of Jackson township,
Butler Co., Pa., baviug been granted to the un
dersigncd, all persous knowing themselves in
debted to said estate will please make imuic
dia;e puymeut ami any hav>"g claims against
•aid estate will p csent theiu duly authenticated
JOHN A WALTERS, Administrator.
Evans Cliy, Butler County, Pa.
To your own inter<»et and dont buy a grain
drill till you see the FARMER'S FAVORITE.
Doable distribution and grain seeder, force feed
grass seeder, and double cast-steel reversible
points. Steel axletrees. Grass seeder either
behind or before. For s*l« by Wm. Crookshank,
Sarversville, Butler Co. Pa. aplßtf
ICE FOR HALE.
The undersigned has about 25 tons of good
clear ice on hands, which he will sell in laige or
small quantities on reasonable terms, and de
liver at the houses of bis customers during the
ftunmer Orders can be left at Wick's meat
•hop. D..HOWE LYON.
The subscriber continues the making of bricks
common, pavement, bay-window and other qual
ities at bis kiln on the Pair Croiuid road, h.<ir a
mile west of Butler He will keep on hani' a lot
of bricks at all times. He will also make and bum
brick in the country for anyone desiring to have
them made on the'r own farm or premises.
As lie Intends carrying on the brick making
business, he invites the custom of all, promising
to Rive entire satisfaction to all who may patron
All orders promptly filled at reasonable rates.
Call on or address,
J. GEOIMiK STAMM,
mar2B-oino Butler Pa.
An order on Hall's Safe and Lock Co., of Cin
cinnati, and several orders on different Sewing
Machine Companies, also a certificate of mem
bership to correspondence class of Pitman's
Phonography. Enquire at this office.
Notice (o Contractors.
Sealed proposals lor the erection of a rcw
church building will be received by tbc building
com mil tee of the English Lutheran cougre u
llon of Zellenople, u.itil Bp. si. on Thuis
day, Jnne 28. Finns and specifications on be
seen after June 10 at the sto e oi G. D. Swain,
Haimony, Pa. The committee reserve the
right to reject any or all b'ds.
V.B. CHKisfr, 1
O. U.SWAIN, > Committee.
J, L. Lyri.ii, >
PENN'A. CONSTRUCTION CO,
132 First Ave.,PITTSBURGH,PA.
Bridges and Boors,
Jails and Lockups,
Fronts, Columns A Girders,
Stairways and Bsams,
[Fences ana Crlstings,
■ will send ua the
|| M V II M KB names and address of 10
§\ I UII E» o ' friends, and en
close L"O cents (In sf-unps) to cover expense of
packing and postage, we will send them for their
trouble any of the following wonderful books :
"Ready-made Autograph Album 'Kail
Koom Dancing Wiinmit a master," "roatnne
Telling made easy. -The mystery of love making
solved." or "The American i.usii-ess man." We
inake this liberal offer to get mines to send our
new.manmoth I' ustrated W page. Catalogue to.
Don t fall to send for onr catalogue. Address all
lladson Manufacturing Co.
Asior Place & Broadway, New York,
PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT for Honefct En
ergetic Men. Salary and Expenses paid.
The Business easily learned.
THE CHASE NURSERIES
Kieffer Pear, Champion Qtiince, Hansell Bas
beiry, and ail the most desirable fraits and orna
Only I'iose noe<l apply who can devote their
entire time and attemiou to the work.
Address, B. Q. CBABE <fc CO., Philadelphia, Pa.
for the CITIZEN-
! GREAT GERMAN
Relieves and curoa
■UHJ SORE THROAT,
Soreness, Cute, Bruit**,
And all other bodily aches
■ and pains.
1 FIFTY CENTS « BOTTLE.
Bold by all Druggists and
Dealers. Directions In 11
** Ctearies A. Vageitr C*.
■ JPI (SaaHNTi Is A. TOOELZR KOO )
■iltliow, M4h U. •. A.
-9 rhcam* Jaundice*
Blood, Fever and
l:(MI|Vil(l]| V r and all Diieaief
V H canted by De
rangement of Liver, Bovelf and Kidneys.
SYMPTOMS OF A DISEASED LITER.
Bad Breath; Paie in the Side, sometimes tha
Kin is felt under the Shoulder-blade, mistaken for
leumatism; general loss of appetite; Bowel*
Sne rally costive, sometimes alternating with lax;
e head is troubled with pain, is dull and heary,
with considerable loss of memory, accompanied
with a painful sensation of leaving undone something
which ought to have been done; a slight, dry cough
and flushed face is sometimes an attendant, often
mistaken for consumption; the patient complains
of weariness and debility; nervous, easily startled;
feet cold or burning, sometimes a pricklv sensation
of the skin exists; spirits are low and desDondent,
and, although satisfied that exercise would pe bene
ficial, yet one can hardly summon up fortitude to
try it —in fact, distrusts every remedy. Severs*
of the above symptoms attend die disease, but cases
have occurred when but few of them existed, yet
examination after death has shows the Liver to
have been extensively deranged.
It should be used by all persons* old and
young, whenever any of the above
Persons Traveling or Living in Un
healthy Localities* by taking a dose occasion
ally to keep the Liver in healthy action, will avoid
all Malaria, Bilious attacks* Dizziness, Nau
sea, Drowsiness, Depression of Spirits, etc. It
will invigorate like a glass of wine, but is no in
If Tou have eaten anything hard of
digestion, or feel heavy after meals, or sleep
less at night, take a dose and you will be relieved.
Time and Doctors 9 Bills will be saved
by always keeping the Regulator
/ in the House!
For, whatever the ailment may be, a thoroughly
safe purgative, alterative and tonic can
never be out of place. The remedy is harmless
and does not interfere with business or
IT IS PURELY VEGETABLE,
And has all the power and efficacy of Calomel or
Quinine, without any of the injurious after effects.
A Governor's Testimony*
Simmons Liver Regulator has been in use in my
family for some time, and I am satisfied it is a
valuable addition to the medical science.
J. GILL SHORTBR, Governor of Ala.
Hon. Alexander H. Stephens, of Ga.*
says: Have derived some benefit from the use of
Simmons Liver Regulator, and wish to give it s
"The only Thing that never fails to
Relieve."—l have used many remedies for Dys
pepsia, Liver Affection and Debility, but never
nave found anything to benefit me to the extent
Simmons Liver Regulator has. 1 sent from Min
nesota to Georgia for it, and would send further for
such a medicine, and would advise all who arc sim
ilarly afTected to give it a trial as it seems the only
thing that never fails to relieve.
P. M. JANNEV, Minneapolis, Minn.
Dr. T. W. Mason says: From actual ex
perience in the use of Simmons Liver Regulator in
my practice I have been and am satisfied to use
and prescribe it as a purgative medicine.
"Take only the Genuine, which always
has on the Wrapper the red Z Trade-Mark
and Signature of J. 11. ZEILIX U CO.
FDR SALE BV A LI, DRUGGISTS.
ARE SURE TO BRING
l ON SUMMER DISEASES
FEVERS, &c., &c.
Perry Davis's Pain Killer
DRIVES THEM AWAY.
DRIVES THEM A WAT.
DRIVES THEM AWAY.
DO ITT BE WITHOUT PAIN KILLER.
BUY OF ANY DRUGGIST.
Seller Liver Pills
Act Directly on the Liver.
CURES CIIILU AND FIVIK. DYSPEPSIA,
BTCK HRADACHK, BILIOUSCOLIC,CONSTIPA
TION, HHEI VATISU. PILERF, PALPITATION
OF TIIK HKAKT, DIZZINESS, TORPID LIVES,
COATED TON-OTIC, HLEKPLEKHNEBK, AND ALL
DISEASES OK THE LIVER AND STOMACH. If
you do DOT " feel very well," a single pill at
bed-time stimulates the stomach, restore,
tbe appetite, Impurts vigor to the system.
North Washington Academy,
OPENS JULY 24. 1883
Bjrott W. F'ng, of Cny Institute, Pitts
biH-gli, Pa., w'l have charge of Elocution, do.
Spccialtieri made of
Send for circnlar to It. D. CRAWFORD
North Hope, Butlor County, Fa.
FOB KENSINGTON, ARRASENE
AND OUTLINE WORK DONE,
Also lessona in B.IIUU given by ANNIE M.
LOWMAN, North ftreet, Butler, Pa.
in the CITIZEN
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, JULY 11. 1883
FOURTH OF JULY
At the Johnstons'.
'What is that?' exclaimed Mrs. John
ston, nervously starting from her morn
'Only the guns—sunrise salute—
Fourth of July,' murmured her hus
'Ob, dear! I shall not be able to
sleep another wink. This dreadful
day ! How I wish there were no Fourth
Mr. Johnston woke up at this, and
opened his eyes.
'Why, Maria, I'm surprised at you !
The most glorious day of the year ' »
an American. I thought you hat
more patriotism—more love for your
'One can love one's country without
wanting to be a martyr to the noise
and discomfort of a Fourth of July
celebration!' returned his wife, with
eome spirit. 'The truth is, I hate and
dread the day above all others, though
I dare say it'does sound unpatriotic to
'Hate the day which our forefathers
made the most g-o-lorious on record in
the history of the whole world?' ex
claimed Johnston, now mlly aroused.
'Then why could not our forefathers
have had wisdom and consideration
enough to cioose som« more agreeable
time to hand down to us for celebra
tion?' persisted Mrs. Johnston. 'But
to select July, of all months in the
year, for parades and speech-making
and fire-works—it's preposterous !'
'I am glad, at least that the children
don't hear yoo,' remarked Johnston,
resignedly. 'Were all American mo
thers to instill such sentiments into tbe
budding minds of their offspring, this
country would speedily witness another
revolution—back to the monarchy and
tyranny of— Gracious heavens! whpt
is that V
This was the combination of sounds,
accompanied by a chorus of frightful
shrieks, which caused Mr. and Mrs.
Johnston to rush breathlessly into tbe
hall outside their chamber door.
The hall was filled with smoke and
the fumes of gunpowde.* irom a Luge
pack of fire-crackers which hissed and
splutt-red on the floor. On the win
dow seat stood a small six-inch cannon,
apparen'ly just discharged, and beside
it the cannoneer, a sturdy urchin of
seven, looking halkscared, half-triumph
A younger boy lay sprawling on the
landing-steps below—fortunately it
was only six stepc—shrieking at the
pitch of his voice, while a little dog
barked irantically around the explod
ing crackers, and the bou^.-tabby, per
ched on a chair, with arched back and
hair on end, gla-ed insanely at tbe
Mr. Johnston, having hastily picked
up his youngest hope, and ascertained
that he was more frightened than hurt,
turned sternly to the elder.
'Alexander, what is the meaning of
this ?' .
The namesake of the Grecian hero
came bravely to the _ont.
'You ; se, papa, we were celebratin'
Fourth of July—you said we might,
pap? —and when 1 fired Tom's cannon,
Freddy he light 3d all the whole lot of
crackers at once, 'stead of just two or
'I didn't; they lighted theirse'ves.'
screeched Freddy, 'and shooted me
righted over down tho steps! And
mamma, I frought we was all killed
And he burst out afresh.
'Oh, dear me,' exclaimed Mrs. John
ston, 'that cannon has broken Mrs.
Aud in truth, a flushed and indig
nant vLage, appearing through a
broken pane of glass at tbe opposite
side-window of tbe ad'oining house,
corroborated her words.
'Those everlasting, mischievous little
monkeys!' was her audible remark; un
til suddeoly catching sight of Mr.
Johnston in his shirt-sleeves, and she
herself being in dishabille, she precipi
'I am really sorry,' Mrs. Johnston
said, regretfully. 'lt has taken so long
to get on neighborly terms with Mrs.
Hicks, and now I fear it is all undone.'
They kept tbe two children with
them until they went down to break
'Where are Tom and Richard?' in
quired Mr. Johnston, as they seated
themselves at the table.
'Went out, sir, soon as they got up,'
'I do wish that the schools could be
kept open on the Fourth of July,' said
Mrs. Johnston. 'This is the day of all
others on which boys get into most
mischief. Bridget, you have forgotten
the milk and tbe ice.'
'l'lase, mum, that craythur of a cat
upsot the milk when she come tearin
inter the kitchen, and the ice-man hasn'i
come. He's always late Fourth o'
July, bekase he says he's so much extry
ice to lave round.
The child en missed their milk, and
Mr. Johnston bis glasi of iced water.
He was sipping bis coffee, without the
accustomed milk, when his eldest son,
Tom, aged twelve, made his appear
ance, very hot and dusty, with a limp,
and the seat of his trowsers in a dilapi
'Oh, Tom!' exclaimed bis mother,
'your new trowßers! And what is the
matter with your foot!'
'Couldn't help it, ma,' whined Tom,
dolefully. 'We went 'o see the salu o
tired, and I climbed, with the other
boys, on to a tree, and when a p'lice
man started for us we had to cut, and I
got all torn and mussed up. And then
I fell over some loose rocks, ai d sort
o' sprained my ankle—not much,
though—and—and lost my hat!'
'Lost the nice straw-hat that you got
only yesterday ?'
'Go up stairs, sir !' said bis lathe
sternly, 'aud make yourself presentable
before you appear at table.'
'And, Tom,' added his mother,
'place your foot immediately in warm
water. I will rob it with some lini
ment presently. Oh, dear !' she sighed,
as Tom disappeared, limping, up
stairs; 'the mischief that these boys
do get into on Le Fourth of July!'
Breakfast over, Mr. Johnston betoo
himsilf to his office, while his wife,
having seen to Tom's ankle and her
usual household duties, repaired to her
room and sat down to sewing.
The day was dry and sultry; the
streets full of peop'e and equipages ;
noise and dust everywhere. Several
detachments of military passed, wit
drums and brass instruments, attendee
by crowds of hurrahing men and boys.
Various carriage processions also went
past, on their way to celebrate the day
iL some neighboring country-place,
raising clouds of fine, suffocating dust,
which penetrated through closed door
and windows, and filled the house witL
a choking atmosphere.
Guns and pistols were fired, tin-trum
pets blown, and the explosion of fire
crackers was heaul on every hand.
Sick with the noise and heat, with
aching head and eyes, Mrs. Johnston
lay on her lounge, from which she was
aroused by the following special dis
patch from her husband's office:
' Going t > briii" 'iome Cousin John and h's
bovs, and Judge Touilin. Have good di >ner.'
Mrs. Johnston sank back on the
lounge is despair. There was cold
meat for the family-dinner, for Bridget
had insisted upon a balf-holiday, and
she now, upon being appealed to, de
clared that she bad 'no notion' of gel
ting up a dinner for company at this
hour, which would leave her no time
to see the parades, or to take her 'tay'
at Cousin Moriarty's, where she was
Finally, she was bribed to go around
to the nearest butchers for a porter
house steak, and to call at the con
fectioner's with an order for cake aud
ice-cream, and at the baker's for tarts ;
with which, and the cold veal and
plenty of salads, the company must be
At any other time, Mrs. Johnston
would have been glad to receive them ;
but now she caught herself wondering
why people will come into town from
the country on the Fourth of July, of
all days in the year !
Bridget returned from her errand,
red-hot aid out of temper. She de
clared that Bhe had been to forty
butchers and bakers, and none of the
former bad meat fit to eat, because, it
being tbe Fourth of July, all the choice
pieces had been already disposed of.
And the confectioners had declared
that, owing to its being the Fou ih,
they were unaoie to fill all their orders
In short, nothing was to be had ex
cept a couple of greasy-looking pies,
with chipped edges, which she had
brought home ; and sbe declared that
for neither love nor money would she
venture out again this hot, dusty day,
except to her Cousin Moriarty's.
Mrs. Johnston rceigned berselfto th<
situation, and with the cold veal, sonic
nicely made salads, and her own choice
preserves, laid the table with what wa;
properly a luncheon, and awaited th
arrival of her husband and his guests.
They came in due time, hot anJ
tired, but good-natured, and, with th
exception of the host, willing to accep,
any excuse for tbe dinner. He wa"
disappointed on bis frieuds' account,
and mortified on his owo; and this ad>
ed to the discomfort of his wife.
She had been compelled to doff bet
cool muslin morning dress ; and now,
in a stiff and tight dress, and with
aching eyes end throbbing head, she
sat for a whole hour of that sultry,
suffocating day, performing the duties
of hostess. To add to her uneasiness,
Richard had not returned home, and
she feared that he, too, might have got
himself into m : ihief.
What a relief it was when, leaving
the gentlemen to their claret, she at
length retreated to her room, and lay
down Tor a lit Je rc.:t 1 Scarcely, how
ever, had she closed her eves, whon
she started up with a scream, as a
largo torpedo exploded against the wall
above her bead!
'Tom !' she called ..-cm the window.
But Tom wai too much pre-occupied
to hear her. Despite bis lameness, he
and his young visitors, 'Cousin John's'
boys, were engaged in a fierce battle,
across tbe garden-wall, with tbe juv
enile Hicks tribe.
Each party considered that the other
bad no right to make use of the wall
for firework display, and the result had
been a mutual defiance, followed by a
borrtbardment of, at first, torpedoes, aud
then piec?s of brickbat, until at length
a simultaneous yell of agony from one
of the parties on either side, called the
elders to the rescue, and put a spsed v
end to tbe battle.
The wounded were borne off, and
Mrs. Johnston again had her medical
talents culled into requisition, iu Catl
ing and bindiug up the bead of one of
Cousin John's boys. While thus en
gaged, it occurred to her that she hail
not see t'>e little ones, Aleck and Fred
dy in the yard, andßtie inquired where
Tom didn't, know; but he went down
to look for them, and returned with
the information that they were no
where to be found on the place, and
that the side- e was open. In fac.,
he confessed to having left it open when
ho and the boys went to see the 'City
Guard' pass, in their new uniform, and
with their new drum, and Aleck and
Freddy had been standing at the gat)
then. He didn't remember to have
seen them since.
Mr. Johnston, being informed, in
stantly started in search of the miss!
children, while their mother, with ho -
rible visions of her darlings being
stolen or run over, or knocked down
and trampled upon by the crowd, spent
r i hour of unspeakable agony. The
gt sts had also volunteered in the
search, and she was alone in the houwi
—Master Tom, with a serene con
dence iu his father's abilities, having
returned to his amusement in the yard.
Unable longer to bear the suspense
alone, Mrs. Johnston started down
stairs. As she did so, a faint smell of
burning aud a light Binoke in the hall
below attracted her attention. She ran
down and opened the door at the head
oftbebasen it stair, when a volume
of smoke ru.-. aed up, while at the sa ue
instant a voice on the street shouted
It was true. The kitchen dresser,
under which Bridget had left her basket
of split wood and shavings for next
morning's fire, and above which bung
the match-safe, whence Master Tom
had been liberally helping himtelf, was
all on fire, and the flames already com
municating to the mantlepiece ar
Before Mrs. Johnston could collect
her bewildered senses, or even realize
the danger, there was the rush of a
crowd into the house, r id a tumult in
the street, followed iy the rattle of
fire- mg'aes and a deluge of water flood
ing the basement. Ia less than a mo
ment the tire was extinguished, and the
bouse saved. But, oh, the blackened
walls, and the broken windows and
china, and the ruined carpets!
In the midst of he confusion, Mr.
Johnston had rushed in, with wild
eves and hair on end, bearing the two
They had followed tbe seductive
music of the 'City Guards" new drum
until unable to keep up with the crowd,
they had b:en left behind and taken in
to custody by a benevolent policeman.
As to llichard, a neighbor had re
ported having seen him at Hanging's
Park, where the German companies
were practicing targe* shooting. And
no sooner had Mr. Johnston seen his
house and his family again in safety,
than, with many cautions and severe
admonitions to Tom not to leave his
mother's sight until his return, he
prepared to go iu search of the remain
He was spared the trouble. As be
opened the hall-door, tbe street-lamps
being by this time lighted, he was con
fronted with the spectacle of two men
carefully lifting his son Richard from a
hack in front of the door, while a phy
sician, whom he knew, was in attend
Mrs. Johnslon had followed her hus
band to the door. This sight, in addi
tion to the trials which had already
unstrung her nerves, was too much for
her; she gave one shriek and fell faint
ing into the arms of her husband.
When, in a few moments, she recov
ered, the doctor Jand a kind neighbor
were bending over her.
'Don't be alarmed, my dear madam,'
tbe former said cheerfully. 'lt is only
a slight accident —a mere flesh-wound,
master Richard ventured too near the
target, and received tbe ball into his
leg—that is all. Will be about again
in a week or two. It is really nothing
of any consequence."
And then the mother, in her infinite
relief and gratitude, nerved herself und
turned to minister to her prodigal boy.
'Richard, my son," she said to him,
mildly, an hour or two afier, 'did yo
not kuow you wore acting wrong ia
going so far away from home, and re
maining all day, without your parents'
'Oh, but, ma, it was the Fourth o'
July, you know!'
'That does not lessen the fault.'
•Well, I think it does, ma. When a
fellow has been waiting a whole year
for Fourth o' July, I think he might
be let alone to enjoy himself, and uot
found fault with, as if it was any com
'And you know, ma,' put in Tom,
•it's the grandest day in the whole
year, and ought to be celebrated differ
ently from any other day. Why, didn't
it make this glorious country of ours ?
And it would be a shame to grudge
anything to it after that. Who minds
getting hurt Fourth o' July ? Doyou,
No, indeed ! Iloorah for Fourth o'
Mr. Johnston, down stairs with Lis
friends, board the shout of patriotic
young America, and f3a~s of emotion
sprung to his eyes.
'There's no danger to the country
while our boys have such a spirit as
that,' he said proudly.
Whde, at the same instant, bis wife,
up stairs, sighed:
'I wish there were no Fourth of
Beecher on Insanity and Suicide.
A very interesting case is likely to
grow out of the suicide of Robert Cun
inghaiu, a prosperous merchant at one
time, a jumper from a Fulton Ferrv
boat recently. It appears be bad bis life
insured in a leading company for
SSOOO. This the company refused to
pay, on the ground that it does not in
sure for the purpose of de..auding its
general policy holders. In order to
give force to this decision the eompnny
inserts in all itspolici " a distinct clause
to that effect. At first blush this seems
unfair, and a maiority of people will
say that "no sane man ever kills him
self." In face of facts tte assertion
is nonsense. I asked Henry Ward
Bcecher to-day if he relieved sane men
ever committ ;d suicide. "Certainly,"
said he, "many men deliberately weigh
the certain sorrows and troubles of this
life, against the uncerta'nties of the
future and put an end to themselves to
be out of annoyance. Many believe
this to be the end, and to them the end
means relief from pain." He then
went on at some length to comment on
the Chinese disregard of life and their
willingness to sell t'jeir lives for money.
The notable case of Colonel Dwight, in
Binghamton, N. Y., will be recalled.
He was in the prime of life and lull
health. Suddenly he died. He had
insured In several New York, Pennsyl
vania and New Jersey companies to
the amount of several hundred thou
sand dollars. Soiie paid up, but a
majority, believing the whole scheme a
plan to cheat the companies, re jsed,
and aro now defending suits for the
cash. If the heirs sue, the companies
will contest, and would appear to be in
the interest of the general public that
jumping from ferry-boats and butting
against locomotives be discouraged by
Fishing as a Fine Art.
Horace Greeley was always going a
i fishing, but he never went, and a busy
life abruptly terminated. Thetonsion
| ed cords which received no relaxation,
suddenly snapped asunder. There is
no other diversion, perhaps, which af
fords so much relaxation for men of all
nations, classes, and ages of people as
fishing in all its various ways and
methods. Some idea may be derived
of the large attention which fishing ba3
received, from the fact that the "Bibl'o
thica Piscatoria," just published, giyc3
the names of 2,496 different volumes
on fishing. Perhaps the mo3t interest
ing of all the e, next to Isa?c Walton,
is the volume soon to be brought out
in this country, written by the la'i
I>avid Foster, of Burton-on-Trent, Eng
land, who gives vivid descriptions of
salmon, trout and pike fishing. The
superiority of fly-fishing over all other
systems of angling is he claims, univer
The ever-i'xciting nature of suilace
fishing adds a zest to the sport, un
known to the other branches of the art
piscatorial. The high pitch of expecta
tion experienced as the rising fish dain
tily "plop" off the insects around, ex
teuds a highly exhilarating influence
over both mind and body. The whole
of the faculties are thus concentrated
in one focus, ever stimulating to still
greater earnestness and efficiency It
is owing to these charp -ristics, this
scope for science and skill, that this
sport is and has been the chosen recrea
tion of men of the grea*;st celebrity
and the highest attainments of modern
times; Since the time of Walton the
anglers' skill has advanced wondrous
ly, while keenness of perception and
wariness have developed amongst the
denizens of the liquid element in a dc
giee quite proportionate.
The adept at flying for trout, when
at work in real earnest upon the banks
of a well stocked stream, is a striking
figure, exemplary of the true fisherman.
The gracefully erect, though expectant
attitude, the latter assumed upon the
delivery of the fly, the slender, pliable
rod, the long floating line and gossa
mer gut, combine to constitute an ideal
A thorough command of the rod and
line is as essential and important as the
wielding of the whip in the case of a
tandem or a four-in-hand drive. The
most skillful cast known in Europe
wielded the whip; we refer to the
famous royal coachman, Tom Cos
worth. Old Tom bad, in the early
part of his life, driven three British
Sovereigns, viz : the Fourth George,
the Fourth William, and finally, for a
lengthened period, Her Maiesty Queen
Victoria. As a su<. cessful fisher aian,
Old Tom was unsurpassed. He would
o.ten fish in the wake of several rod-
whose energy would succeed
their skill, and would extract not un
lrequently three times their weight of
fish, by skillfully and careiully casting
over the awkward and most unlikely
looking spots, which the majority of
anglers would rarely dream ef trying.
A favori'3 l.eak of his with the whip
was to take the pipe from the teeth of
a passing pedestrian by a carefully cal
culated whirl of the lash, and this apti
tude was as remarkably exemplified,
for a limited distance, in his use of the
rod. Bosworth original jd the Coach
man Fly, so much appreciated for night
fishing.— American Agriculturist for
Jeir Davis Tells of His Capture.
In the State Library at Jackson, Miss.,
is a crayon portrait of Mr. Davis as ho
appeared when captured. Upon being
asked if it was right,he replied : "'I will
you exactly how it all occurred.
I had lain dowu without removing a
garment. I had high cavalry boots,
pantaloons tucked into the tops, a gray
blouse and a soft hat. Upon the alarm
being given I stepped out of the tent
and saw a Federal cavalryman ."0 or 40
feet away. He ordered me to halt. At
the tame moment Mrs. Dayis threw
over my shoulders a folded shawl. I
saw that my only chance of escape was
to secure the Federal's horse. I ad
vanced straight upon bim, feeling that
he would fire at me, but believing that
he would miss his target. Had this
occurred, there would have been a strug
gle for the possession of the hoise. As
I ppproached the soldier he lowered his
carbine as if to shoot, and at that mo
ment Mrs. Davis rushed up and put
her arms around me. The soldier hesi
tated a moment, turned bis weapon aside
and 1 walked back to the fire and stood
there until made a prisoner."
—Faded hair recovers its youthful
color and soft, silky texture by the use
of Parker's Hail Balsam.
—Of all the cruel and mad miserli
ness, that of starving' the souls of a
household is the most brutal and fatal.
—Mr. WTO. 11. Fleming, (531 N.
12th street, Philadelphia, Pa., says: t'l
have used Brown's Iron Bitters for
toning the system and for loss of ap
petite with good results."
—Mrs. Eagles, of Hcndersonville,
Mercer county, ioceived back pension
on account of her son's death in the
war, of over $2,000.
—"A sf 3cific, and the only one too
for all forms and types of skin disease,
is known the world over as Dr. Ben
son's Skin Cure. It is not a patent
medicine, but a reliable, certain remedy.
—An exhibition of Dudes is being
arranged for at a place of amusement
in Pittsburgh. It would lack novelty
as Dudes aro to be .<-een on most every
—Why do Wilsonia Magnetic Ap
pliances effect their marvellous cures,
where medicine fails?
This is a question frequently asked.
The answer is plain. The force sup
plied by Wilsonia is precisely that
which is lacking where disease exists.
Magnetism is the force which gives
life to the blood. See advertisement
on another page.
A Wise Minister.
A postman left two letters at the
resideace of a Chicago minister, both
of which contained an application for
his services to perform the marriage
ceremony at the same time.
"I hardly know what to do," he re
marked to his wife. "I can't accom
modate them both. Let me see—Mr.
A. has been married before, has he
"Oh, yes," replied the wife, "he lost
his first wife six months ago. - '
"And Mr. B. is a bachelor?"
"That settles it then. I shall marry
Mr. B. When a man marries the sec
ond time he never pays the minister
any more than the law allows, but
foung bachelors are sometimes very
foolish;" and the good man rubbed his
Poisoned Water to cirink.
When the fish died in the river, forlv
miles above the water-works, many
people were alarmed less the defile
ment of the wa» >r might extend all the
way down, llapily there was nothing
out what could be remedied by the use
of something that everybody could pro
c ire at a few minutes' notice. Tnis
' t'e "something" was Perry Davis's
—We admire cheek. It is a sort of
national attribute, and contributes
greatly to native prominence and pro
50 Fits in 24 Hours!
"I employed some of the best physi
cians here," wro<e W. E. Tanner, of
Dayton, Ohio. "They all said my
child could not live for 3 weeks. It
had 50 fits in 24 hours. We gave it
Samaritan Nervine and the medicine
effected a pcrmananent cure." Drug
—There is such a thing as being
funny without saturating literary hu
mor with vulgarity, but the average
journalistic clown has not yet discov
Twenty Years a Great Sufferer.
from constipation. Had swallowed a
balf-bushel of pills, and drank over a
barrel of cathartic and laxative slops.
Had tried every patjnt medicine re
commended in such cases, and had
b:en trea f ed by all the very best physi
cians in Philadelphia, and was finally
told by her consulting physicians that
she was now too weak for cathartic
medicine, or iniections, and that she
must die. She then took Manalin and
was cured. See 31st page of the "Ills
of Life." Get the book i.'om your
druggist, or address Dr. llartman, Os
born, 0., for one.
—On the tombstone of a drowned
boy, in Missouri, was inscribed the
following accusation against bis com
panions at the time of the accident:
"Killed by Philander Finley and Mali;
Beggs." They brought a libel suit,
and got a verdict of SBOO.
This famous old remedy for billious
ness, constipation, dyspepsia, and all
diseases of the stomach still maintains
its supremacy. The genuine is made
only by the Manhattan Medicine Co.,
of New York, who purchased the right
irom the successors of MOSM At wood,
and who make ihem full strength, and
guarant ;e them to be effectual.
An Old-Tiine Letter.
Henry Brigbtman, of Cazenovia,
Aug. 18, 1845, says: "A last
winter I had a cough, which steady
grew worse; so that at the end of three
weeks it was exceedingly violent, and
uas at' 'nded with a fixed pain in the
side. Ait)r five or six weeks, finding
my. 311 no better, I called on Dr. Foord
for advice. lie gave me a bottle of
Sectoral Syrup, and on using it my
Cough was immediately relieved, so
that in five days I coughed very little,
and in one week it was entirely cured.
—Lager beer is called the Teutonic
beverage, because it is much too tonic
for some men's b-ains.
—Somebody will be calling Mr. Ar
ther a dude presently. He is said to
have sixty pair's of shoes and boots in
—A man winks his eye on an aver
age of times per day, and a wo
man's tongue makas 78,000 motions
every 24 hours.
A destructive bug has attacked
the fruit in Berks county. Its sting
causes the fruit to fall unripe to tho
—A gang of beggars, two men and
three women, of most forlorn aspect,
were arrested in Massachusetts. On
them was found $G0l) in money, all
made in a two months' tramp
—An account is floating through
the exchanges of the country of how a
man stood or a hill and saw five cy
clones in successful operation at one
time. The old way of seeing serpents
in your boots is getting entirely too
slow for this fast age.
We can all afford to smile incredu
ously at the booming prophecies of the
sanguine and turn a deaf ear to tho
dirge-like croaking of their oppoßites.
But all should bear in mind the French
proverb that "it is the unexpected that
always happens "
—Strength to vigorously push a
business, strength to study for » pro
fiv ion, strength to regulate a house
bold, strength to do a day's labor with
out physical pa n. Do you desire
strength? If yur are broken down,
have no energy, feel as if life was
hardlg worth living, you nbe re
lieved and restored to robust health
and strength by taking Brown's Iron
Bitters, a sure cure for dyspepsia, ma
laria, weakness and ail diseases re
quiring a true, reliable, non-alcoholic
tonic. It acts on tho blood, nerves
and muscles and regulates every part
of the system