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BUTLER, 1V.., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 21, IS,'3
The Thanksgiving Turkey.
"My son," tau? ili»!ress Fox,
"You're clumsy as an ox,
Tis now Thanksgiving time,
The merry bells will chiiiie;
But we may starve,
While Uoiil-s will o..rve
A fine fat turkey on his tai>le;
Go bring that bird, if you are able.
You're so lazy,
For j,lay so crazy;
No game you ever brought,
Ko chickens ever caught,
For a time of true Thanksgiving,
Or for our daily living."
Young Foxy felt quite sad,
When called a clumsy lad.
And just at night,
With all his might,
He ran to Farmer Dobbs' yard,
And foapd the turkey off his guard.
Without a wpr,i,
lie chocked the bird;
Then proudly slung him on his back,
And took for home the shortest track.
"Good boy, tny son! You are no ox;
I'm proud of you,'' said Mistress Fox.
"Of name and fame ycu are the winner,
And we have got Thanksgiving dinner;
While Farmer Dubbs and his three men
Must dine upon an ancient hen."
A PARRICIDE IN INDIANA
Shoots His Apecl and Feeble
Father in Cold Blood.
INDIANA,Pa November 12 -"l've kill
ed the old man and I'll kill you now,"
was the salutation with which Joseph
Sarver greeted Belle Kelly, his father's
housekeeper, as he entered the down
stairs room of the two-story log bouse
in which the two lived on the township
road just on the outskirts of New
Lebanon, this county, Saturday night.
The Sarvers, sire and son, both of
whom had been farm laborers for years,
had been living at loggerheads for
months past, and the news that the
young one had murdered his father in
cold blood was not a surprise to the
neighbors. The son, who is in jail
now at Indiana, occupying the same
cell ar.d fastened with the same shackles
that held Aliison, the murderer, hung
in this county a year ago, denies his
crime, but there is a mass of circum
stantial evidence gathered by your
correspondent that overwhelms this
denial and will undoubtedly carry
Joseph Sarver to the scaffold.
The story ot Belle Kelly, the house- j
keeper, one of the victims, who is now !
hovering between life and death within ;
10 rods of the scene of the terrible ]
crime, is to the effect that on Saturday j
afternoon Joseph Server came home j
about 3 o'clock in the afternoon and I
loitered, evidently awaiting the coming j
of his father. He did not appear to be j
nervous or excited, but on the contrary j
was cool and quiet in his actions and j
conversation. About 5 o'clock he saw j
his father at the head of the kne lead- !
ing to the log cabin, aud started to
meet him. The exact language that
passed between the two is not known.
Suffice to say that the son began abus
ing the father, and continued it to such
an extent that the grown up son of the
Widow Foster, residing in the house
adjoining, fearing that blows would be
struck, came out and threatened the
unnatural son with a clubbing uuless
he ceased his tirade of abuse.
A COLD-BLOODED PARRIC DE.
"I am afraid Joe will kill me," said j
tjie old man, as be entered the single i
room that served as kitchen, dining,
room and parlor of the cabin. But,
M iss Ivelly persuaded him to sit down
and wait until the supper—which she j
was preparing--was ready. "There's j
nothing here for me," responded Joe,
grufllv to a similar invitation, and in- |
stead of seating himself at the family !
table, he went up stairs and in a few ,
moments returned with r» revolver in
jiis band. Fearing the violence of his .
own son, the old gentleman bad gone |
to the barn, and climbing iuto the hay ;
mow, remained there until summoned j
by the announcement that the meal ,
was jeady. Refusing to take a seal at
the board, the son waited till tbe others i
bad risen. Then, as the old gentleman j
picked up a kitten lying in front of tbe i
fire aud started for tbe door, tbe un
natural wretch began bis fieri lish work, j
He extinguished tbe lamp on the ,
mantel and pulling up the blind that j
darkened tbe window on tbe east side j
of tbe room, fired a shot in tbe semi- j
darkness in tbe direction of the spot I
where bis old father was standing near (
the balf-op?n door. The h,tter flung ;
the door wide open and started toward j
tbe home of tbe Widow Foster, the i
son following. There was a brief j
silence, then the sound of another shot j
and iu a few momeuts Joseph Sarver |
alone, drenched with rain, re-entered i
his father's house with tbe revolver
still smoking in his baud.
"I've killed the old man jind uo\v
I'il kill y u," be said to Miss Kelly,
whom be saw crouching in the dim
fire-light in a corner near the foot of
tbe stairs. He fired at tbe defenseless ;
woman, tbe ball striking her in the left '
arm. Then she started to run. He i
followed her into the yard and fired :
again. This time the bullet took effect
in her left cheek, coming upward to
ward tbe brain and sbp fell Insensible.
When She Recovered consciousness some
time after, she managed to alternately
crawl and stagger to the house of Mrs.
Foster, where she learned for the first
time that old Mr. Sarver was dead.
STUMBLED OYER A DEAD BODY.
The widow Foster, the nearest
neighbor to the Sarvers, speaking of the
affair said that she beard a pistol sbtit
Saturday eyeuing a short distance from
bpr house. She went out ou her poreb
and stumbled on a body lying near tbe
threshold of tbe door. Thinking it was
her son she hurried off to a neighbor's
house and brought assistance, and not
until the body was carried into her
kitchen did she recognize the features
of old man Sarver. $e bad been shot
I ijown at Mrs. Foster's door, as from
j the nature of the wound death must
j have been instantaneous.
After completing bis work, as be
thought, Joseph Carver disappeared.
I A party of farmers in the neighborhood
ior a iiz.-d for pursuit, and on Sunday
afternoon Le was arrested in Cone
ma ugh township while attempting to
escape to the woods. "I wouldu't
have been taken so easily," he said, "if
| [ hadn't left my cartridges at home."
! lie was taken back and viewed the re
mains of his father with perfect com
posure. Then he was brought to this
place and placed in jail to await trial at
court, the coroner's jury having found
The murderer, as seen in his coop
like quarters at the county jail this
evening, is not an ill-conditioned look
ing wretch, though there is a restless,
sneaking look about his buttermilk blue
eyes that does not add to his appear
ance. He is about thirty years of age,
medium height and build, and wears
scrubby, sandy whiskers.
TUB CHAMPION LIAR.
"I know nothing about the killing
of my father," he said in reply to a
question. "I had no quarrel with him
nor any of the neighbors. lamof a
peaceable disposition and a member of
the Presbyterian Church at West
"What made you leave home Satur
"I was out threshing all day and iu
the evening started to visit a young
lady over in Westmoreland beyond
Li verm ore I got part of the way and
stopped over night and had started to
continue the trip Sunday, when Con
stable Dunlap came up and arrested
me. I was not trying to escape, for I
had been traveling in the road all the
Beyond this he had little to say, but
since his arrest he has told so many
conflicting stories that none of them are
believed in the slightest degree. He
13 married and has a wife and five
children living, but he confesses he
does not know where they are at pres
ent. His cruel failure to support them
drove them from his home. His father,
the murdered man, was about 70 years
of age and bore a good reputation.
Sheriff Jamison says that Sarver takes
bis imprisonment very unconcernedly.
"He is a fickle sort of a being, and I
don't kuow what to make of him," was
the official's closing remark as I left his
door in the jail building to-night.
There was a great deal of quiet indig
nation to-night and threats of lynching
are not a few, though it is not probable
that such extreme measures will be re
sorted to, yet there is a spirit abroad
to-night that bodes no good to the
murderer. The the only thing in the
way is that ho is not getatable.
Eos. CITIZEN:—A very pleasant
affair was had Thursday of last week,
when the Presbyterians of this place
met and fixed the fence around their
church, planted trees and put up hitch
ing posts, etc., and feel very proud of
their new church walk.
The people feel very thankful to the
P. & W. U. Iy, for the new sign at the
station with the name of the place on
it and likewise indicating the distance
to Foxburg and Allegheny city.
The vote at the election here was
light, Democrats and Republicans say
iug they did not like their party plat
forms and did uot indorse the action of
the Legislature, therefore would not
But it was a comical thing to see
three Prohibitionists on the election
board—an uncommon sight we might
say—can any other township beat
that ? Come, answer up, or forever
hold your peace—hereafter.
We want to say (as there are so
many inquirers) that the Jones family
is well, and ask, how are the Smiths?
Where is "Milo" of "Hoad-dust
theory" snd tl»e something he promis
ed us "after a while?" Has he gone
and voted the Prohibition ticket?
By the way, Mr. Editor, give us the
vote of all parties, it is ne-vsfor us all-
Mrs. Calviq Black, of Harrisville,
and her father, Mr Painter, were visit
ing Mrs. Findleji, of this place, last
There was quite a reunion of the
"Black people"—not colored—at Robt.
Black's, bis descendants and friends
gathered in ou tbe old couple in quite
an unannounced ir,f,nnei' with manv
kindly presents for them. Rev. A. B.
6. McFarlaud presented the tokens of
respect, all on Thursday last.
No misunderstanding iu tho coaling
of tbe township school houses, tbat was
Quite a shooting match at Captain
Beck's last Saturday for turkeys for
It was certainly a mistake in the re
porter of the "lecture on music" in the
Presbyterian church, which was very
(jood and generalfv enjoyed.
>*ov. I*2, 1883. " JONES.
A Healthy Race.
ST. RAUL, MINN., NOV. 13—Morti
mer Daneher, aged 121 years, died
yesterday at the residence of his son in
Derrynane, Lc Sueur county, Minn.,
Mr. Daneher was the last surviving
brother of a remarkable family, which,
for longevity, probably surpassed any
thing iu tb'e records of modern times.
Mr. Daneber's mother died in her 101 st
vear 5 his eldest brother at tbe ago of
108 ; bis second at the age of 117 years,
7 months and 20 days, and himself at
tbe age of 121 years. Tbe father was
the shortest lived of the family, having
died at the age of 80. The combined
ages of tho three brothers reached 346
year's ; including the mother, 440 years,
aud taking iu the fiUber, 590 years.
Mr. Jlanelier hud been a remarkably
healthy aud active man, never having
been really ill in his life. Lately, how
ever, old age kept him more or less to
his bed, but ho was never ill, and even
got up and dressed himself oni Wednes
day last. pa mo MTOin Couuty Clare,
Ireland, and could speak in the Celtic
—Now that the festive fly has (Jowu,
the bald beaded man eau go to sleep in
church without throwing a handker
chief over bis bead.
Fuit THE CITIZEN.]
MILO ON TIME.
Almost every farmer has what he
calls a "noon mark '' This is general
ly a mark on the porch or in the door,
which is a North and South line, and
they suppose when the sun is on this
line it is twelve o'clock. This is a mis
take—lt is not always noon wlien the
sun is on our meridian The sun now
(Nov. 5), is on the "noon mark" fifteen
minutes before twelve. The middle of
February it was fifteen minutes slow,
that is, it did uot reach the line of the
noon mark until a quarter after twelve,
making a difference of half an hour be
tween the two extremes. How often
we hear people saying, "my clock
never varies, I have a 'noon mark' aud
tny clock runs with it the year 'round."
This is proof that it does uot keep
time. When the sun is on the "noon
mark" fifteen minutes before twelve
(as it is now), the clock should be set
at a quarter of twelve, not at twelve.
The clocks of nine-tenths of those who
live in the country or in small towns
where they have no standard regula
tor are now fifteen minutes too fast
because they set by the "noon mark"
without taking the equation of time.
It is astonishing that so many people
in the town and country think that when
the sun is directly South it is twelve
To get correct time, it is necessary
to have a North and South. This
may be done—near enough for all prac
tical purposes—by taking the line of
the North Star, just ten minutes after
the first star in the handle of the Great
Dipper has passed under the North
Star, that is, the star where the handle
joins the dipper. Having thus gotten a
permanent North aud South line, and
by taking the equation of time anyone
can get time as correctly as can be
taken from any dial, and without any
expense, and very little trouble.
If there was a little more attention
paid to this there would not be such a
variety of times in tha country and
would obviate the necessity of some
waiting an hour at the church for the
minister, while others annoy the speak
er and congregation by coming in after
the services are half over.
The great divisions of time we find
in the natural laws, co-evil viith crea
tion; in the revolution of planets in
their orbits making the years and sea
sons, aud of the satellites around their
planets, designating the months, and
of the planets around their axes, giv
ing day and night, to mark the alterna
tions of labor and repose. Yet the
velocity of the earth in its diurnal rev
olutions is constantly either increasing
or diminishing, and there are only
eight days in the year 5n which a revo
lution of the earth on its 'axes is com
pleted in precisely 24 hours, viz: Ist
of Feb., 17th of April, 15th of May,
17th of June, 20th of July, Ist of Sep
tember, 31st of Oct., and the 20th of
December- therefore all other days of
the yew as indicated by the earth's
revolutions, in the alternations of day
and night, are either more or less than
24 ho urs in length.
Let us remember when we are set
ting our watches at 12, because the sun
is on the meridian then, that it is on
the meridian at 12 o'clock only four
days in the year. MILO.
HAUKISYILL,E, NOV. 'B3.
Mark Twain to Gen. Garfield
WASHINGTON, NOV. 4.—A Sunday
paper of this city says the following
letter, written by Mark Twain, endors
ing Fred Douglass, has never been pub
lished. It is in the best veiu of tUli
IlAilTtOttK, Jan. J2 ; 1881.
DEAR Slß:—Several times since
your election people wanting office
have asked me to "use my inflnence"
with you iu their behalt'. That was
suc'u a pleasant compli/uent to me 1
never complied. I could not without
exposing the fact that I hadn't any
influence with you, and that was a
thing which I bad no mind to do.
It seems to me that it is better to
have a good man's flattering estimate
of my influence uud keep it, than to
fool it away by trying to get him an
office. But when my brother on my
wife's side, Mr. Charles J. Langdou,
late of the Chicago Convention, de
sires mo to speak a word for Mr.
Fred Douglass, 1 am not asked to
use my influence. Consequently I
am not risking anything. So lam
writing this as a simple citizen. lam
not drawing ou my fund of influence at
all. A simple citizen may express a
desire with all propriety in tbe matter
of a recommendation to office ; and so I
beg permission to hope that you will
retain Mr. Douglass in bis present
office of Marshal of the District of
Columbia, if such a course will not
clash with your own preference, or
with tbe expediency and interest of
your administration. I offer this peti
tion with peculiar pleasure and strong
desire, because I so honor the man's
high and blemishless character, am} sa
admire bis brave lovig crusade for the
liberties and elevation of bis race. Ho
is a personal friend of mine, but that is
nothing to the point, for bis history
would move me to say these things
without that, and I feel them, too.
Withgreat respect, General, yours truly,
S. C. CLEV.BNS.
His Sixty-'Thlrcl Murder Case.
lion. A. Ji. Richmond, the noted
criminal lawyer of Meadville, has been
retained as counsel (or George Gordon,
the negro who killed one Ashton in
Bradford last summer, lu accepting
this case Mr. Richmond entera wuon
the sixty-third homicide case upon
which he hus hcou retained as counsel
Mr. R. I>. Askew, lute Assistant
Postmaster at Baltimore, said some
time ago: "Having had occasion to
try Dr. lull's Cough Syrup, 1 unhesi
tatingly pronounce it the best remedy
I have ever used. A small bottle re
lieved me of a severe cold,
—At a standstill--peantils.
Wooed and Won by a Giant
I*iTT.SU i RUII, Nov. 10.—The giants
now on < xhibition at a museum here
have had a battle. Tho warfare was
not of physical powers, but of the
heart. The contestants are Patrick
O'Brien and Mrs. Annie Druse. Mr.
O'Brien is a native of Ireland, 29
years of aire, and claims to be seven
feet eleven inches in height and weighs
360 pounds. Annie is a fit companion
to her giant adorer. She was born
in Germany aud last May was placed
on exhibition by Mr. G. O. Starr in
the city of Boston. Two months ago
the giants were on exhibition at Cin
cinnati. This was their first meeting
It was a case of lightning love at
first sitrht on the part of Patrick.
His overtures to his contemporary,
however, met wiUi but little encour-
agement. Perseverance was reward
ed and Annie lent her ear to his
powerful wooing. Patrick with the
characteristic generosity ot his
nation, presented his love with
a diamond ring. From that time his
star of hope was in the ascendant. The
courtship was such a vigorous proceed
ing that the business of the museum
was interfered with. The manager
could not regulate matters, and the
couple were dispatched to this city.
The following letter to the manager of
the Pittsburgh Museum was mailed the
previous day :
CINCINNATI, Xov. 1, 1833 G. O.
Starr:—l have tried in vain to keep
the giant and giantess from making
fools of themselves and have failed.
Such loving glances, tender speeches
and gigantic tomfoolery is more than
my nerves will stand. 1 send the lov
ing couple to you, hopiugyoti will have
better success than the results of my
efforts have proved.
Yours truly, P. HARRIS.
Wbea Mr. Starr received this epis
tle and when the giants arrived he
endeavored to culminate the loving
episode, being convinced that there
was true affection. He proposed mar
riage to the giantess, not including
himself, however as one of the con
tracting parties, hut 0:1 behalf of the
masculine giant. Annie wanted the
proposal from first hands. Mr.
O'Brien used his influence and the
citadel of affection capitulated. Gen
tle Annie was led to the altar by her
lordly suitor on the 20th iust.
WASHINGTON, October 27.—The
President has is*ued following Thanks
By th. Presdent of the United States
of America, a Proclamation.
In furtherance of the custom of this
people at the closing of each year to
engage, upon a day set apart for that
purpose, in a spec! .1 festival of praise
to the Giver of a'! good, 1, Chester A.
Arthur, President of the United States,
do hereby desiguate Thursday, the2'Jth
day of November next, as a day of nat
ional thank-giving. The season which
is drawing to an end has been replete
with evidences of divine goodness,
prevalence of health, a fulluess of har
vests, stability, peace, order, growth of
fraternal feeling, a spread of intelligence
and learning, a continued enjoyment
ofoivil and religious liberty; all these
alid countless other blessiug-j are
causes for reverent rejoich g. 1 do
therefore recommend thut on the day
above oppointed the people rest from
thier accustomed labors, and meeting
at their several places of worship ex
press their devout gratitude to God
that he hath dealt so bountifu ly with
this Nation, and pray that His grace
and favor abide with it forever.
CHESTER A. ARTUI H,
By F. T FREMNUIIL'YSEN,
Secretary of State.
. -Something for smokers—cigars.
—The worse for ware—a careless
—Merely an outside matter —the
handle of a jug.
—U and 1 are the biggest swells in
—With most people the book of life
is a pocketbook.
—The Teuton is the gay and festive
—Numerous Yankee sharps are liv
ing iu French flats.
—Tongue and taffy are always
found at picnic parties.
—lt is anti-mony iu trade dollars
that sends them below par.
—Bartering is a business that re
quires a great deal of head work.
—A country paper advertises for
'"board for man and wife with "-as."
—The Southern darkens Thanks
giving dinner will, os usual, consist of
—Darwin says tint the monkey can
blush. lie certainly ought to when
he sees the way his descendants are
Mr. Thomas II Reynolds, Cham
bersburg, I'a, says: "Brown's Iron
Bitters did me good. I used it for
dyspepsia and weakness."
—We read in an exchange of a
young lady having been made crazy
by a Budden kiss. This should teach
young ladies to be constantly expect
ing something of that kind, and to
be prepared for it when it conies.
A baby was born in a cemetery at
Marshalltown, lowa, a short time ago,
everywhere can be seen babies borne
to the cemetery because mothers cruel
ly negleet to procure Dr. Bull's Cough
Syrup, a sure cure for croup, colds and
—A breach of promise case has just
been concluded at Easton, iu the eastern
part of this State. The plaintiff, Miss
Miller, a tall slender woman of 40
years, testified that Beck, the defend
ant, somewhat older, and married, had
kissed her "a little over 100,000 times,"
and the jury gave her a verdict of a
u cent a kiss, or a total of SI,OOB 33.
Tii? Music of His Chin.
I 'in quite u music-loving man,
And would go far to hear
Some German, or an African,
W host tones are sweet and clear.
!!ut save iue from tlie person who
Will evermore begin,
Determined he will put one through
The uiusie of his chin.
I .'annot sing tlie old songs,
Though I can set them cheap;
Their memory to the past belongs,
S > let them idly sleep,
liut worse than old sonjs is the friend
\\ ho seelis your time to win.
And who, when started, will not end
The inu-V of his chin.
I've heard steam whistles, brazen gongs,
And bells of every tone;
I're heard the shouts of madcen*J throi: s.
And heard a groan.
I've heard a female lecturer sneer
< >n wicked men and sin;
Ti.es;: ar.> as naught, for now 1 hear
The music of his chin.
—Eugene y in Chiccuyo irs.
—The Curler's club—The barber's
—A boose 'em friend—The friendly
A great name without merit is like
an epitaph on a coffin.
—The Democrats can't go, because
they haven't arrived yet.
—Women distrust men too much in
general and not enough in particular.
—The whale that swallowed Jonah
was the lirst great performer to throw
up its engagement.
—Big ablong or pear-shaped heads
of jet or turtoise shell will be worn on
—No man has enough aud no tflit
ter how much he has he always wants
a little more.
—The mania for pet dugs ha.s bio
ken out again among ladies and is
worse than it ever has been before.
Clothes are becoming so cheap
that a man can now save mouev i»y
by having his old coat in hock and
purchasing a new one.
—A piece of cloth rolled around the
feminine head seems to answer for a
hat just about this time among girls of
—Barbed wire fencing has faileu ten
per cent, in price within the last three
months. Cows have got so they use
it for a hair brush.
—Mrs. Edwin Tarns, Chambersburg,
Pa., says she took Brown's Iron Bit
ters for malr.ria and found great relief.
—The rations of a Chinese soldier
consists of rice, pork-fat, vegetables
and fish. They carry tea leaves in
side of their socks.
—No matter what may be the name,
or how lon# standing the trouble, I)r.
Benson's Skin Cure will always cure
skin diseases. Grateful hundreds of
cured patients attest this fact. sl., at
—We promise largely in our youth,
but in middle life we "drink the bitter
beer of disappointment. We have it
in us to be great, but somehow circum
stances don't favor us.
—Tunbridge, Vt., has a cat with
forty toes. She will probably accom
pany h r-.e f wheu she sings, although
it is doubtful that the people iu me
neighborhood will ever get over the
1 b.y Dr. Benson's Celery and
Chamomile Pills and introduce them
■wherever 1 go. Personal knowledge
and experience of their effects on,
others prompts this act. llev. J. I*.
Fugett, Rector St. Lukes Ch., Myers
burg, I'a. 60 cts. at druggists.
—A great many reformers, self
styled such, are merely men with a
maggot in the brain. They have ;»
sort of mental kink, and that is pretty
nearly they do have. The world is all
wrong they think, but one of thj most
remarkable wrongs iu it is that they
themselves are not sufficiently appre
ciated, and are compelled to live on
thistles wheu they aught to be living
U. S. District Attorney Speaks,
Col. H. Walters, U. S. District At
torney, Kansas City, Mo., authorize*
the following statement: "Samaritan
Nervine cured my niece of spasms."
(Jet at druggists. §1 50.
—At a school examination a clergy
man was descanting on the necessity of
growing up loyal and useful citizens.
In order to give emphasis to his re
marks, he pointed to a large flag hang
ing on one side of the school-room, and
said: "Boys, what is that flag lor? '
An urchin that understood the condi
tion of the room better than tue speak
er's rhetoric, exclaimed: "To hide the
The Hon. Billa Flint,
Life Senator of the Dominion Parli
ment, Belleville, Ontario Canada,
writes: "I tried St. Jacobs Oil for
ague. It acted like a charm. A few
times rubbing with it took away all
sareness and pain; far better than hav
iu£ them drawn at the age of eevcuty
—Cats and rabbits are being rapidly
converted into Bealskin sacqn.}s, iu an
ticipation of the demands of approach
ing winter. Nothing is easier than
the wearing of sealskin garments iu
these days of subtle inventions.
\it olil plr.siolau, retired troni prH'tfce, having
had plaoed HI Ins h tin!-: liv an t.a . India mission
ary the form i aof a simple .'»!«• rem.'ds i-«r
t hi-speed . and l' rui inent enre oi Consumption.
Kronen ill-. Catarrh, Asthma and all throat ami
i.iniK Aireetlons, ;Uso a po.-a'lve and radical earn
for N'TVUIHI! unit;, ami all Nervous<Vn|ii:tin°«»
alter liaviu;' tested their woiiderl.il ear. tu'.- j>..-.v
era to thousands of cams, has felt it kb duty to
make il known to liH snlferinu fellows. A'-tnat 'd
li\ tills 111 itu • and :■ desir ■to relie-, li'im :n -
terin 1 u.ilsend free of eli.-irp-. to ai <..Jio de
sire ii, tli 1 -r> eiix-. in Certmtii. I rench or 1..1. li,
with lu i directions tor |iiop.-. ai. i u-, ,■».
Sent li\ M l I'.v addressing wit'i -! im;>. 11 1 • >•.s
till-' piper. W. A. Nrit K*. 11' Power's lEloek,
i;.M»[c-ster, N. V. Septt2-K:-lyVo\\