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    VOL. XXI
Carpets. Oil Cloths, Rugs, Mais, Druggets, Stair Rods, Etc,
New Black Silks.
New Colored Silk*.
New Colored Cashmeres.
New Black Cashmeres.
New Black Silk Velvets.
New Colored Silk Velvets.
New Colored Silk Plushes.
Isew Black Silk Plushes
New Shades Ladies' Cloths.
New Dress Goods. '
Gloves Handkerchiefs, Towels, Corsets, Velvet Ribbons, Knitting Silks,
Embroidery Silk on spools, all colors.
New Pall Hosiery. I
Underwear for men, ladies and chil
dren. Largest" assortment, loweßt
Carpet Room Enlarged. Stock En
largedi Prices the Lowest.
NEW FALL STYLES.—We are now prepared atd showing our entire Fall
Stock of Carpets and Oil Cloths, in all the Newest Designs.
Please call and examine etock and prices.
Invite Attention lo Their Large Awsorlment of
IA n « P«AI/ Ofnuao FARMERS' FAVORITE, bums wood I
I Allegheny LOOK otoves, or coal. inci! wood. Mre of oven 22x21 1
Coal Hods,
and. Jjf-" ■ ' IB Boys' Skates
B t lr«m 500 up.
Winfield's "GOOD ENOUGH" 5 and 10 gallon Oil Cans with
' Pump, it cannot be excelled for cleanliness.
Large Assortment of
Henry Biehl & Co., Butler, Pa.
At the Store of the undersigned, the acknowledged leader in
We wish to «ay to the|trade|thiN fall that we have a larger and more varied st<vk of Carpets,
and Gents' Furnishing Goods than ever before.
The LATEST BTYI.ES, tne LOWEST PRICES. We have all grades and all prices, from
the Cheapest to the Best made.
I> A_. HECK,
The Leading One Price Clothier and Gents' Outfitter,
Airent for Bradley'* well-known Ptoves, Ratitfeti anrt Heater*. Ro uponiinir and repair
ing door on Hburi notice. Store on Main >H, corner ol North Sl'u ol L irife Colfee Pot.
BOV 28 SMy.
New Flanuels, White Blankets, Red
Blankets, Blue Blankets. Bed Comforts,
White Quilts.
Canton Flannels.
Yarns of all kinds. Germantown Yarns,
Midnight Yarns, German Worsted
Yarns, Cashmere Yarns, Saxony \ arns,
Country Factory Yarns, Zephyrs.
Tbe above Yarns in all colors.
| Ladies' Sacques
iln new Fall Shades, Ladies' Jersey
,' Jackets, Lace Curtaius, Lace Lambre-
I quins. Large stock, prices low.
Advertising Cheats.
"It Bas become BO common to write j
the beginning of an article, in an ele
gant, interesting manner,
' Then run it into an advertisement
that we avoid all such,
"And * imply call attention to the
merits of Hop Bitters in as plain, hon
est terms as possible,
"To induce the people
"To give them one trial, which so
proves their value that they will never
use anything else."
' The REMEDY so favorably noticed
in all the papers,
,'Religious and secular, is
"Having a large sale, and is sup
planting all other medicines.
"There is no denying the virtues of
.the Hop plant, and the proprietors of
Hop Bitters have shown great shrewd
•'ADd ability
',ln compounding a medicine whose
virtues are so palpable to every onea
Did She Die?
• The lingered and anffered along, pining away
all the time tor vc-ar*,"
"The doctors doiun her no gi<;d
"And at latt « a*. cured by thin Hop Bitters the
papers »ay bo n;ueti about "
•-Indeed ! Indeed ! "
'•How tnankful we «bouid be for that med
A Daughters Misery.
"Eleven yearc our daughter Buffered on a b6d
of mihery.
"Froir a complication of kidney, liver, rheu
matic trouble and Nervoua debility,
"Under the care of the beat physicians,
"Who gave her disease various names,
"But no relief,
"And now she is restored to us in good health
by as simble a remedy a* Hop Bitters that we
had shuned for years before useing it.'' — TH*
Father is Getting well.
"My daughters say :
"How much better father is since he used Hop
'"He is getting well after his long suffering from
a disease declared incurable"
"Anil we are so glad that he used your Bitters,"
A LADY of L'tica, X y.
Opium Eating, Bbenraatlam, Speraator
rbae, or Seminal Weaknew, and fifty other
complaints?" We claim It a rpecine, sim
ply, bccintc- the virus of all disaaHca arises frou»
the blood. Its Nervine, ResoWent, Alterative and
propcrtiesmectallthecondition* herein
referred to. Il'g known u orld u idt aa
It quiets and compose* the patient—not by tho
lnt roductiun of opiates and drastic cathartics, but
by tho restoration of activity to the Btomach and
nervous system, whereby the brain is relieved
of morbid fancies, whicil are created by tho
causes above referred to.
To Clergymen, Lawyers, Literary men. Mer
chants. Bankers. Ladies and nil those whose sed
entary employment causes , lcrvous prostration,
irregularities of the blood, stomach, bowels or
kidneys orwho require a nerve tonic, appetizer or
stimulant. SAMARITAN NERVINE is iiiTaluablo.
Thousands proclaim it the most wonderful invig
orant that ever sustained the sinking system.
J 1.00. Sold by all Druggists. The I>R. S. A. RICH
[OND MED. CO., Proprietors. St. Joseph, Mo.
Chi!. 17. CritUstos, Agist. )"»T Tort City. (1)
From these source* uriso tin ee fourths of
th« .liseasos of tno i.uiuun race. 1 lie&e
•ympluuii imlicule ihei r existence : Lois ol
Appetite, llotvcl* toallvr, Mm W Head
ache, fullness alter mtliiv, nvtriiou la
exertion of lxxly or mind, Eructation
of food, Irritability or temper, Low
spirit*, A r.e|ing of having neglected
some duly , IMxxliie**, Iluti. ring at the
Heart, lints beiorc the eye*, highly col*
ored Vrliie, < O.%f*TII»ATIO:V, and de
mand the use of a remedy thiit ftcta directly
on tho l.lver. As a Liver medicine TCTT'S
I'l I.L.H have no equal. Their action on the
Kidneys and Skin isaiso prompt; removing
all Impurities through these tliree "»«•»•
•tiger* of the system," producing xppa.
tite,sound digestion, regular stools, a clear
■klnand a vigorous bodv. TCTT'S 1M1.1.M
CM use no NUN sea or griping nor interfere
wl'h d iilv work und are a perfect
"I hive had Dyspepsia, with Constipa
tion,two years,and have tried ten different
kinds ol "pills, und I tTT'S are the lirst
that have done me nnr good. They have
cleaned me out nicely. My appetite is
splendid, fo-d digests readily, and 1 now
have naluial passaites. I fee 1 Ilk' a new
mnn." W. D. EDWARDS, Palmyra, O.
Snlilevervwlii r- ,2.1 c. Office,44 Murray St.,N.T.
stantly to v. tJLosBV BLACK by a single ap
pi Ration of this DTK Sold by Druggists,
or sent by express on receipt of t.
Office, 44 Murray Street, Netv York.
The undersigned intends to remove to Butler on
the Ist of April next, anil hereby informs all per
sons, that lie will be prompt m executing any
work that luay be entrusted to his care.
Work executed in the best and most satisfactory
manner, (live me a call.
jaii.'fo-4t. JOSEPH B. PIZER.
Bricklayer and Contractor.
Estimates given on contract work. Resi
dence, Washington street, north end, Butler,
a. Jau2.ly.
West Chester, fa.,
Fruit, and Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery,
Rose- 4 , e»c., etc.
J AS. M. ADA MS,Agent.
nov2l-3iu Butler, Pa.
Union Woolen iVlill,
II FUIiLIiKTO\", Prop'r,
Ac. Also custom work done to order, such st
carding Rolls, making Blankets, Flannels. Suit
ing and Weaving Yarns, &c., at very low
prices Wool worked on the shares, il de
sired. my7-ly
We welcome now the glad New Year,
And bid the old adieu ;
And may each maid be not afraid
To seek a husband true.
An honest husband you should seek,
Without reproach or fear ;
Nor should you stop until you pop
The question of the year.
Don't hesitate, or speculate
On how, or when, or where,
Or if he he a rover
Or modest millionaire.
Be sure you're right, then go ahead,
And with a firm resolve
Determine to g>» in and win
A man who will revolve
Around you with devotion true,
And to your chidings hark.
Whate'er you do, we say to you,
Just make him toe the mark I
— JY. V. Journal.
Milo on the Hidden Law.
For the CITIZEN'.]
In my last 1 cited tbe law of definite
proportions to fchow bow exact God's
laws are, and how tbey extend to the
most miDute aDd bidden parts of crea
tion and that tbe union of elements to
form compounds were not by chance,
"Definite and multiple proportions
are the foundations upon which chemis
try, as an exact science, is based "
I thiuk it was Professor W. C. Rich
ard that said at Chautauqua that it
matters not whether God created tbe
earth with a word, or whether he first
created tbe elements and allowed them
to unite under certain laws that govern
them, to make the world. "And out
of the ground made the Lord God to
grow every tree that is pleasant to the
sight." Gen. 11, ix. Then be first
made the law bv which tbe trees grew.
I presume Prof. Richards' idea is, tbat
tbe world may bave grown from the
elements under the "Hidden law," as
well as the tree. If so, it shows that
God's law for the growth of the vegi
table kingdom may extend tothe planets
as well. This brings us to a new
theory in astronomy, which you will
regard as very speculative which in
deed it may be. But God not only
made tbe immutable law by which cer
tain elements united to form the trees
in the garden of Eden, but he also es
tablished laws for perpetuating the
vegitable kingdom through all time.
There are tbe seeds and tbe germ, from
which springs tbe new life.
Tbe same is true of the animal king
dom. "Male and female created be
them," and in Gen. I and xxiv "And
God said let tho earth bring forth the
living creature after his kind, etc.
Now, if God has made these wise
provisions for the part of creation be
longing to this earth, why may he not
have made tbe same provisions for the
perpetuity of worlds ? Now for our
speculative theory. The sun as the
centre of the solar system may be the
great germinant centre and the mother
of all the plauets that revolve around
her. "A thousand years are with the
Lord as one day." If our theory be
true, tbe sun may bave been giving off
worlds for years innumerable aud tbe
the planet Herschel (uow 1,800,000,000
miles distance from the sun) was once
au infant planet, revolving round the
sun, nearer to it than Mercury now
does. In tbe beginning God created
the heavens and tbe earth. Possibly,
tbe elements aud the laws that govern
I them.
Suppose the sun to give off a new
planet every ten thousand years and
that planet, as it revolves round the
sun is gradually receding from the sun,
Saturn, being the tenth planet, would
be one huudred thousand years old,
and Eartb, being tbe third planet from
the sun would bp thirty thousand years
old, and Mercury would be the young
est and, as well as the other planets,
has been receding from the sun from
the time of its birth, and in ten thous- I
and years from that time astronomers
will discover another plauet between
her and the sun. (And from the un
usual phenomena of the sun during the
past jear, it may be tbat another plauet
will soon be discovered ) The time I
I have mentioned between the giving
off ef new planets is, like my theory, a
supposition. It may be less, and it
may be ten times as long If the
theory be correct, we are gradually
growing farther from tbe sun, aud our
planet may be growing colder, but so
as to be scarcely perceptable.
When Fahrenheit invented his ther
mou.eter zero was the greatest degree
of cold known at that time. This im
aginary theory or picture I bave drawn,
though it may not be probable,
may help bring before our minds, the
infinite power and wisdom of tbe Crea
tor, and that all things that exist, are
subject to his love. "The fool bath
said in his heart there is no God," and
he may say the universe is governed
by tbe natural laws, independent of
any creator or sustaining power. But
by tbe universal workings of the Al
mighty, he has established himself in
a "Hidden law," or what we have
termed (in a previous article) "Special
laws," for tbe well being of his crea
tures, and the preservation of animal
life, when those natural or ordinary
laws (by which the Scientist would
govern the universe, independent of
Uod), would render portions of the
earth uninhabitable. For instance,
all solids are expanded by heat, and
contracted by < old (absence of heat).
The same is true of all liquids, except
water. If water fol owed the law of
contraction by cold as other liquids do,
the surface of tbe water in our rivers
and lakes, coming in contact with the
freezing atmosphere, would contract,
become heavy, sink to ibe bottom, dis
place the warmer water at the bottom
of the lake, send it to the surface where,
as it became colder would also contract
and in turn sink to the bottom, send
the warmer or lighter water to the sur
face again to be condeneed and sink as
before, and so on till tbe entire body of
water has reached 32 degrees (freezing
point) when the whole body of water
immediately congeal into a solid mass
of ice to the bottom, and such masses
of ice would never again be liquified.
But, by a "special law," (or the
beneficient design of the Creator in
forming water with an exception to
the ordinary laws of nature), water
continues to contract from cold (like
other fluids) till it reaches the temper
ature of 40°, when it no longer grows
heavy, but, as it grows colder expands
and becomes lighter, and instead of
sinking, as above described, it remains
at the surface, becomes converted into
a cake of ice, and thus preserves the
water under it from the influence of
further cold.
God moves in a mysterious way,
II is wonders to perform.
I hope at some future time to speak
further of tbe "Special or Hidden
Laws," of which this perhaps istbe
most striking, and by which our Heav
enly Father has established himself in
his creation, and which no scientist
can explain, independent of an Al
mighty and everywhere present crea
tor and preserver of the universe
A Sweeping Pension Bill.
Congressman I). B. Henderson, of
lowa, has prepared a bill for tbe gen
eral pensioning of soldiers of tbe late
war and others. His proposition is to
give a pension to every soldier who
served six months in any war of the
United States, provided he is now pen
sionable for disability. He desires to
makes it an inevitable presumption in
favor of tbe veterans who a competent
examining boprd of surgeons will certi
fy is suffering from some physical disa
bility incurred in tbe line of duty and
as a direct consequence of bis military
service, and tbat he was iu the army
six months. He would bave the rat
ing made without reference to rank, in
accordance with regulations by the
Commissioner of Peusions, but to de
peud entirely upon the character and
extent of the disability. For the same
disability an honorably discharged
soldier who had served six months in
the war, under Henderson's proposi
tion would receive exactly the same
pension as a brigadier general.
Another feature of a different char
acter is incorporated in tbe bill. Every
man who served six months in any
war of the United States honorably
discharged, who has reached the age of
sixty-five years, independent of any
disability, is given a pension, provided
he is in indigent circumstances and
actually needs the pension. Colonel
Henderson says that he thinks this
would do justics in thousands of cases,
where, owing to the lapse of time proof
cannot be established. He thinks it is
not goiug too far to presume tbat the
man who has been in the army, if there
is anything of a serious nature the
matter with bim now may trace its
cause to bis military service Further,
this law would have a tendency to set
tle all those long pending case* and en
able tbe Commissioner of Pensions to
finish up his work and discharge most
of tbe vast clerical force necessary in
the management of the Pension office.
The True Nature of a "Cold."
Years of study and observation have
forced nie to the conclusion that the
disease that manifests the symptoms
popularly supposed to indicate tbat a
cold has been caught is to all intents
aud purposes a jilth-diseaxe, arises
largely from indigestion, aud forms the
banis, so to say, and is in fact tbe first
stage of all the so-called filth-diseases.
Whatever interferes with digestion or
depuration, or deprives the vital or
ganism in any manner, produces an
impure condition of tbe body—a con
dition of disease; and a continuance of
disease producing habits must inevit
ablv result iu periodical or occasional
"eruptions," the severity of which will
depend the degree of one's transgres
sion. Among the causes of this im
pure bodily condition are impure tood,
excess iu diet, and impure air. Our
homes, offices, shops, halls, concert
houses, churches, aud, with rare ex
ceptions, all tbe living rooms, private
or public, are insufficiently or not at
all ventilated; and, except when in the
open air, a very large proportion of
our people, iu all the walks of life,
habitually breathe an atmosphere viti
ated by being breathed over and over
again; they are starving for want of
oxygen, and are being poisoned by
carbonic acid. In default of sufficient
oxygen the best of food caunot be
transformed into pure blood—there
will always be a corresponding indi
gestion; nor can tho carbonic ac>d be
eliminated freely in an impure atmos
phere. We have, then, serious "inter
ferences with digestion and depura
tion," wheuever we remain even for a
: single hour of the twenty-four in an
"in-door." atmosphere, i. e , an atmos
phere that is not in tolerably free com
munication with the great body of air
without. The only offset for restric
tion iu oxygen is restriction in diet and
exercise; but a combination of this
character would produce enfeeblement
of the system, though if a proper bal
ance were maintained there would
arise no febrile symptoms such as we
are considering. We bave plenty of
people living in unventilated rooms
who, so far as exercise is concerned,
live a well-balanced life; but seldom
do these, auy more than the robust
aud active, practice any sort of volun
tary restriction as to quality or quan
tity of food—nausea and lack of appe
tite beiug tbe only safeguards. Per
sons of this class are great sufferers
from colds.
Mr J. A Strieker, Wrigbtsyille, Pa.,
says: "Krown's Irou Uitters relieved
me at once of poor i-ppetite and sleeb
—Harvard University has added a
veterinary school aud hospital to its
other departments. This is an excel
lent idea The treatment of dumb ani
mals in sickness has too long been left
in tbe hands of tbe ignorant and stupid
Capt. Jenks, the Bogus Pension
Captain J. W. Jenks, not he who
was made famous by his connection
with the ''Horse Marines," but the
pension swindler, bigamist and beat
who now languishes in the Lancaster
jail, seems to have led an adventure
some life such as is not general!*
vouchsafed to ordinary mortals Jenk>
was arrested at Marietta on the morn
ing of November 21st last, by a special
examiuer of the Pension Department,
for obtaining money under false pre
tense in connection with the collection
of pension claims, falsely representing
himself to be an employee of the Pen
sion Department, a Government de
tective, etc. The rascal bad been oper
ating in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
and the au horities were busily engag
ed in tracking him. His method ol
operations was to secure the names of
pensioners from the lists printed in the
newspapers, visit pensioners and
by his smooth talk induce them to per
mit him to endeavor to secure for them
an increase of pension, for which
service be onlv asked a trifle—general'y
several dollars—in advance. Of course,
when the money was advanced to him
that was the last heard of it and Jenks.
Occasionally he assumed the role of a
detective, and with a big silver star on
bis breast, d« manded the pension papers
oi poor widows, and when they refused
to give bim money for bis inspection of
the papers he had the gall to write
across the pension certificates the word
"annulled." This generally brought
his victims to terms, and secured the
return of the papers that Jenks had
taken from them. When caught at
Marietta Jenks was in the act of de
manding money from a female pension
er, but had not yet received the cash
The law ot Pennsylvania is such that
no charge could be preferred against
the rascal because he bad not yet re
ceived the money However, that was
of no advantage to the festive Jenks
On his person was found a huge re
volver, and further search resulted in
bringing to light a murderous knife
which he bad concealed. That was
sufficient. He was tried in the Lancast
er courts and convicted on a charge of
carrying concealed weapons. The
court sentenced him to seventy days in
jail, and this seuteuce has almost ex
pired, but Jenks will only be set free
to walk ioto a worse trap. While he
was awaiting trial in Lancaster county
the Governor of New Jersey made a
requisition for h m on a charge of
fraudulently obtaining money iu that
State, and it is said that there are
twenty-seven cases agaiust the gay
Captain. When he gets a taste of
Jersey justice he will know what se
verity is. Gov. Pattison has honored
the requisition from New Jeisev's Gov
ernor, and the prisoner will not walk
out of Lancaster prison a free man. I
This is not all of the trouble in store
for Jenks. The United States Com
missioner of Philadelphia also desires
to have him befoie the court on a very
serious charge, said to be the eiasing
or canceling of the Secretary of the In
terior's name on a pension paper.
After Jenks' arrest inquiries were set
on foot regarding him, and it was found
that he had been operating in New
York, Ohio, Indiana, lowa, Maryland,
Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Illinois.
He had many names, among them
"Captain J. W. Jeuks," "A. C. Webb,"
"Owhen," "Burleigh," "Moore," "Iliff"
and "Captain Jones." He is about
five feet five inches in height, has
brown hair, moustache and chin whisk
ers of a sandy or light brown color,
weighs about 130 pounds, has small
feet, drooping eye lids and a defect in
one eye. On his left arm are a num
ber of India itik marks, as follows : In
a rude-shaped cross are the initials "J.
T.," with the da'e "1831" beneath.
Underneath this is a star and heart
with "Co. F" in letters.
Scattered Shot.
An English gentleman has been
making some experimeuts that may
prove interesting to sportsmen. He
gave the results of trials recently made
to ascertain the actual distance to
which shot will spread wheu discharg
ed from an ordiuary sporting gun.
The results will not, perhaps, be sur
prising to gunmakers and other per
sons who for many years past have
been testing their weapons in every
imaginable way. But to the general
public tbey will certainly supply new
and startling details; and for this very
good reason—that in the public and
private dt tails usually held, no account
is taken of the shots which go widest
of the mark. A comparatively small
target-sometimes of thirty-six inches in
diameter, more rarely six feet square,
but seldom any larger than this—is
set up at the required distance. All
pellets which make their mark on this
'arget are counted, aud their force or
power of penetration estimated; but
as for the pellets that miss the mark
altogether, no one knows or cares any
thing as to their destination. The
gentleman set up a target which will
collect all these outer stray shots,
being of the unwonted size of twenty
feet square. By the use of this he
was able to observe the exact effects of
the irregularity with which the stray
pellets leave the gun The extent of
this discovery astonished him, and it
will no doubt astonish many other
sportsmen who have hitherto doubted
the power of shot to spread more than
about a foot for every ten yards. He
tells us that both in the case of choke
bore and cylinder guns shot occasion
ally spread as far as twelve feet in
forty-five yards, and that in one case a
chokebore scattered its shot seventeen
feet wide in a range of sixty yards.
Pr« itty as a Picture. Twenty
four beautiful colors of tbe Diamond
Dyes, for Silk, Wool, Cotton, Ac., 10c
each. A child can use with perfect
success. Get it at once at your drug
gists. Wells, Richardson Si Co.,
Burliogton, Vt.
A Bad Dovetail.
Some eighty years ago there lived in
a email log house at Peltonia Point, ia
I'ittsfield, Mass , a man by the name
of luman. My grandfather, when I
was a small boy, showed me the site of
ihe old house and told me the follow
ing story as true: luman was too
lazy to hunt much, but would hang
tround all day for a drink of rum and
tell bear stories. At this time bears
were quite plenty in this region and
troubled our sheep and corn. One fall
a nervous, quick stranger came 10 Col.
Lancey's tavern from Boston to kill a
few bears. He stepped up to the bar
and called for a drink (this, be it re
membered, was way back toward "the
tfood old colony times when we were
under the King," and new rum was
sold openly for 3 cents a glass) and in
quired where he could go to shoot a
bear. This brought Inman to the front
—bears! He knew! The very man
the stranger wanted. "Will you take
a drink ?" Yes, he would. After tell
ing his wondrous feats in slaughtering
bears, and taking several drinks, the
stranger said: "Mr. Inman, how large
a bear did you ever see?" Up to this
time the admiration bad been mutual;
the stranger had furnished the rum and
dinner, and Inman the bears. "Well,
sir, the biggest bear I ever see I killed
in 1801 You see, I had a fine piece of
corn on the side of the hill, and when
it got full in the milk a bear began to
break it down. I watched for him
three nights to shoot him, but he kept
away. I guess he knew me. Well,
be that as it may, I took my axe and
started out to make a bear trap, for
when I don't fetch him one way I try
another, and there was Mr. Bear break
ing down my corn at a great rate. I
started lor him and he ran down the
bill between two rows of Corn, and
gained on me every minute till be
came to the fence, which was seven
feet high, and jumped clear over it into
ad d great snow drift, and went in
to it all out of sight, and when he pok
ed bis head out of the snow I knocked
him over with my axe." "Mr Inman,
that was a queer country where you
lived. Corn in the milk on one side of
the fence and a d d great snow
drift on the other." Old Inman stop
ped and scratched his head with a puz
zled look, and said, very slowly : "I
guess, Mister, I have got holt of part
of two stories."
Where Is the Right of It ?
Some time ago I saw it proclaimed
io the press, by authority of a promi
neut and influential clergyman, that be
did not favor abstinence from alcoholic
drinks, but, on the contrary, that he
approved their habitual use. It seems
to me there must be a right and wrong
as to this matter, and it ought not to
be difficult to find.
Some time ago a stranger to me and
I were the only occupauts of a carriage
on an Euglish railway The gentle
man knew me ; he was a rector of the
English t hurch. He commenced a
conversation brusquely by asking :
"Mr. Dow, do you (Temperance peo
ple) hold that to drink a glass of wine
is a sin for us ?"
"We say nothing of that, but this is
our view. An intelligent man must
know something of the sin, shame,
crime, horror, which in this country
come from intemperance. He must
know that intemperance comes from the
drinking habits of society. He must
know, also, that these are upheld and
perpetuated by the example and influ
ence of the better classes of the people
For a man who knows all this to
lend the influence of bis example to up
hold the customs whence all this mis
chief comes, is a mortal sin. We hold
it to be a primary Christian duty so to
live that if all the world should follow
our ex -triple nc harm could come from
it. If our example of total abstinence
should be adopted by all the world, the
Bin, shame, crime and infinite misery
coming from intemperance would cease
in a day, and the world would be re
leived of nine-tenths of the wretched
ness by which it is now cursed."
The rector made no reply.— Hon.
Neal Doir, in N ¥ Independent.
The False Prophet.
El Mahdi, the false prophet of the
Soudan, in his boyhood was appren
ticed to a boatman. Iluuning away,
he went to Khartoum and attended a
free school. He made considerable
progress in religion, but was backward
in the arts of reading and writing.
After being ordained a sheik or faki he
took up his abode in a cave on the
White Nile, and by fasting, praying
and incense buruing extended his fame
far and wide. He became wealthy,
collected disciples and married several
wives In 1381 he annouueed that he
was the Mahdi foretold by Mahomet,
that he bad a divine mission to reform
Islam, established universal equality,
a universal law, a universal religion
and a community of goods and that all
who did not believe in him should be
destroyed. This is the origin of the
movement which is shaking the east to
its foundations. Kl Mahdi is undoubt
edly a man of great natural ability and
tact, and is a born organizer of men.—
London Teleqraph.
—Drunkenness is on the increase
among the negroes in Georgia. Who
says they have not the same privileges
as white men ?
—' Man wants but little here below,"
wrote Gliver Goldsmith, but Gliver did
not stop to consider that the man who
is going to build a house wants a lot.
—Fancy advertising cards have had
their day. Business meu are tiring of
them. Their expense exceeded their
value. Plain cards were always bet
ter, and for effective advertising thv,
newspaper columns are always best.
—The indians who sell hay to the
Government out West have been de
tected placing large rocks in the bales.
That comes of teaching the Indians to
read, so that they may study the daily
papers, and become posted in the tricks
of white
A World-Wide Spectacle.
The sunset glow witnessed in the
United States during the closing week
of Foyember apparently is not a phe
nomenon due to local atmospheric con
ditions. The gorgeous spectacle was
watched on the same November even
ings in various parts of the word—in
England, France, Germany, Italy,
Egypt and India. In England this
wonderful after-glow attracted univer
sal attention, being described in numer
ous letters to the newspapers and ac
knowledged on all sides to be a unique
spectacle. The characteristic feature
there, as here, was the appearance of
an immense illumination extending
from the point where the sun
had disappeared, well toward the
zenith and continuing for two and a
half hours without the peculiar sciutil
lating effect of the aurora borealis.
While these remarkable sights in the
heavens have attracted geueral atten
tion in England, there has been no dis
position to exaggerate tbeir importance
or to advance fanciful theories in ex
planation of them. One or two corres
pondents of the newspapers attempted
to connect them with the eruption of
Java or with changes in the spots on
the sun; but tb« hypothesis generally
adopted attributed them to the extreme
rarefication of the atmosphere by which
Englishmen were enabled to see ia
their usually murky island sights ordin
arily reserved for Alpine climbers or
the residents of Naples. If this be the
true explanation, this rarefaction of the
atmosphere was not confined to certain
localities but was a condition which
produced corresponding results simul
taneously in Europe, America and
Asia.— N, Y. Tribune.
Temperance Items.
Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen said:
"If men will engage in this disastrous
traffic, if they will stoop to degrade
tbeir reason and reap the wages of iui
quity, let them no longer have the law
book as a pillar, nor quiet conscience
with the opiate of a court license."
Senator Garland, of Arkansas, never
drinks. "I was passing by the ceme
tery near ray home one day," said he,
"aud I saw the graves of a dozen bril
liant men who began life with me,
every one of them hastened to bis end
by whisky. 1 made up my mind that
I had drunk my share, and stopped "
Fashion no longer demands that
wines be offered callers on New Year's
day. Temperance must be popular
when it can break down a custom of
such long standing as this : One of
our Nob Hill ladies last year steadfast
ly refused to offer wine to quests; since
then several large receptions have been
held without the introduction of liquors
of any kind.— San Francisco Rescue.
Mixed Crops.
The individual who made two blades
of grass grow where but one grew be
fore was called a public benefactor.
But every farmer may play this part
for the public and himself if he will.
Double crops may be and have been
and are grown by many farmers with
the result of getting a double yield.
For instance, timothy and clover are a
double crop, yielding considerable more
than either alone would do. Mixed
grasses, as orchard-grass, oat-grass,
fescue-grass and red-top, makiug mixed
hay or pasture, will produce about
twice as much as any one grass singly.
Oats and peas, oats and barley, and
many mixed market crops yield twice
as much as the single ones. It is on
the principle of rotation of crops. Just
as we well know that a different crop
following one succeeds better than the
same succession. So two crops sown
together produces more thau one alone,
because they are not antagonistic or
exhaustive to each other. These mix
ed crops are of great advantage for
green fodder, for soiling, or dried for
winter use.— N. Y. Time*.
Newspaper Duns.
The Ilarrisburg Patriot makes the
following sensible comments on an old
subject: We presume that people
think newspaper men are persistent
duns; let a farmer place himself in a
eimiliar position and see if he would
not do the same Suppose that be
raises one thousand bushels ofcoru,and
his neighbor should come and buy a
bushel, and the price was only the
small sura of one dollar, or less, and
the neighbor Ba ys ' I will pay you the
amount in a few days " As the farmer
does not want to be small about tho
matter he says, "All right." Another
comes in the same way until the whole
one thousand bushels are trusted out to
one thousand different persons, and not
one of the purchasers concerns himself
about it, for it is a small amount they
owe the farmer, and of course that will
not help any. He does not realize
that the farmer has frittered away his
large crop of corn, and that its value in
due in a thousand little driblets, and
that he is seriously embarrassed in his
business because his debtors treat it as
a little matter.
Love is never lost. If not recip
rocated it will flow back and soften and
purify the heart.
—The rye crop is short throughout
Europe, and there iss likely to be an
active demand for American rye. Kye
bread is the "staff of life" in a large
patt of Germany and Russia.
With regard to the selection of
seeds for spring use, Mr. Pbilbrick
makes the wise suggestion that too
much care cannot be exercised in mak
ing it. Get the best attainable with
out much regard to price, and good
seed seldom sells for as much as it id
really worth.
—An Eastern station agent recently
got a like position on a Jar Western
railroad in a region where all men carry
revolvers, and most men carry gun»
and knives in addition, and they do say
that that agent has suddenly become
BO urbane and polite that hi* friends
woqJH not know hi,to.
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