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Entitle ot Wm. Barrlckman.
Lat« or oonnoqcesimiho rwp, dbc'd.
Letter* ot admiuietrnuon upon the estate of
Wm Borrnckmau, dec'd, late of Connoquenes
loff tvp., Butler Co. Pa., having bceu granted
to to the undersized, all perons knowing
Uieawelves Indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment, and those having
claim* against the same will present such claims
dulv authenticated lor settlement.
SARAH J. BARRICK.MAN, Adm r.
Mt. Chestnut, Pa.
A. M. Oornellu*; Att'y __ j
£»(at«of Leonard Wise.
LAT* or TH* BOROUGH OF BUTLKB. DEC'D.
Letter* ot Administration upon the estate of
Leonard WUe. dec'd., late of the Borough of
Bntler, Butler county, Pa., having been grant
ed to the underpinned, all persons i j c | no *' c S
themselves Indebted to said estate will please
make immediate payment, and any havlog
claim* agalnat said estate will present tbelr
claim* duly authenticated for settlement.
CAROLINE WISE, Administratrix,
J*n. 30 'SI. Butler, N
McJunkin & Oalbreath, Att'y*.
yiaiaio of John Bo»en berry.
LATM Of AIXEOHINT TWr., DBC'D.
Letters of Ado, in I tr.tion C. T. A.M>n the M-
Ute ot John Kosenberry, dec d., late Of Alle
gheny township, Bntler county. Pa., having
been gran led to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to *aid e*tate
wiU please make Immediate payment and any
haTing claim* against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for^eU.ement^^
Parker* Landing P. 0., Armatrong Co., Pa. i
Notice is hereby given that Simeon I
Assignee of John A. Harris, ha* hied hu final
account in the office of the Prothonotary of the
Court of Common Plea* of BnUer coanty Pa.,
at M'« D., No. 4, March Term, 1882, and that
the same will be presented to the «aid eourt tor
confirmation and allowance on Wednesday, the
sth day of March, 1884.
7 M.N.GREER, Prothonotary.
Prothonotary'* office, Feb. 4, 1884.
Notiee ia hereby given that Jacob F. Wise,
committee of Jacob Gerlach, has filed hi* final
account in the office of the Prothonotary of the
Court of Common Plea* of Butler county, Pa.,
at C. P., No. 375, January Term, 18/4, and that
the same will be presented to the said Court lor
confirmation and allowance on Wednesday, the •
sth day of March, 1864.
M. N. GREER, Prothonotary.
Prothonotary'* office, Feb. 4, 1884.
Public notice ia hereby given that an appli
cation wiil be made to the Governor of the
Commonwealth for a Cbaiter of incorporation
to be called the Workingmans' Building and
Loan Association of Bntler. Tlih character auu
object of which shall be to enable persons to
borrow muuey on Bon.l and Mortgage by 11n
payment of weekly dues. Application to be
made on or about 6th day of March next,
WALTER L. GRAHAM,
Feb. 2, *B4. Att'y for Applicant*.
Over THREE HUNDRED CHEAP FARMS ju
West Virginia. 200 of these farm* are located in
the Shenandoah valley, famous for liealthfulness
and proauctlveness. Improved farms at 95 to SSO
per acre. Coal, timber an«l grazing lands, $2 to
fto uer acre. Have a few law tracts suitable for
colonies. For circulars, riving description, loca
tion, price. Ac., address J. H. HBISTOK, Martina
burg, W,\ a. janau-u.
HILL FO« MILK.
A 3 run grist mill, near Whltestown, this coun
ty. Mill Is In good repair, has both steam aud
water power. Good dwelling bouse and other
necessary buildings on the premise*. Runnlngex
pense very low. Good reason for selling. Must
be sold before Ist of April Only those who mean
business need address for particulars.
W. L. ALLIEN, Whitestown, Pa.
18 Acre* of laad, with large two-story brioa
bouse and large barn thereon erected. Good
orchard; situated in Butler twp , Bntler county.
Pa., adjoining Butler borough on the south, will
sold cheap and on easy term*. For particu
lar* Inquire of Lev McQoistion, Esq., Butler, Pa.
On the 33rd of January, 1881, on the road from
Sunnyslde Station to the Brownsdale M. E* Church
a pocketbook about four inches long by two
and a half wide, and containing one hundred and
twenty dollars—four twenty dollar gold pieces,
two ten dollar gold pieces, and the balance In
notes'. Anv person finding and returning the book
and money to me, at Brownsdale or leaving it at
this offlre can have $».oo for hl*.or her trouble.
J. E. BLAKELEY,
Brownsdale, Butler Co.. Pa.
HOUSE AND LOT FOR SALE.
A VKHT COST
Two-Storied Frame House
ot six room*, relief, opt house* and two
lots qI ground In Bntlpr will b sold on reason
able term*. Call *t office of
F. M. EASTMAN
Mar-14tf. Butler Pa.
Rochester, N- Y.
GEORGE A. STONETURSERY COMPANY.
Fruit and Ornamental Tree*, Bhrubbery,
Rose*, Creeper*, et c.
Moore'* Raspberry, Poc-klington and Em
pire State Grape, and other choice varieties of
B. W. DOUTHETT,
Brownsdale, Butler County, Pa
%J. 11. Stevenson A Co.'s
REAL ESTATE AGENCY,
too Finn Ave., Pittsburgh. Pa.,
Offer for sale a No; 1 Stock or Grain Farm in
Peoria Co., 111., near railroad and river; hu
three honses, good barn, Ac,, contains 350
acre*. Price *3O per acre. Also a Ann farm
neaf Sew Castle, Pa . of 60 acres; a goo 4 dwell
ing and bam. with' orchard; No i land; also on
is a large storehouse with * stock of good* ,
worth about tS.fiOO. all in best of orderi value
of farm >nd goods 49.500, would exchange.
Bend for free list of properties f8.84.1y
John L. Jones, Auctioneer,
All orders will receive prompt
The" subscriber 'continues the making of bricks
common, pavement. b)iy *|ndow atidT>ther qualr
Itlea at his kiln on the Fair Ground road, half a
mile west of Butler He will keep on hand a lot
of bricks at all time*. He will also make and burn
brick in the oountry (or anyone desiring to hav*
them made on their own farm or premises.
As he Intends carrying on the brick making
business, he invites the custom ot all, promising
to give entire satisfaction to all who may patron
All order? promptly filled at reasonable rate*.
Call on. or address,
J. OEOKGR BTAMM,
martß-"83 Butler Pa.
Dr. Frease's Water Cure Es
A h«-iitb Institution In lis 90th year. For
nearly all kind* of Chronic dlaeaae*. and es
pecially the diseases of Women. Ops* at ALL
Bluoxr, Circular* free. Addre**,
8. FREASE, M. D.,
Jylß-ly New Brighton, Beaver Co., Pa.
pySubacriU for tb« Oi iuu
PattersoD, the One Price Clothier and
Qents' Furnisher ha# a Fine Stock of
new Winter Clothing for Mens', Boys'
and Childrens' Wear at one extremely
Low Price to all.
Dully Blurb, Butler, Pa.
J. L. PURVIS. L. O. PURVIS,
S.G. Purvis & Co.,
HAHUTACTITRKBB AND DKALKB6IX
Rough and Planed Lumber
OF EVERY DESCRIPTION,
Brackets, Gauged Cornice Boards,
SHINGLES & LATH.
PLANING MILL AND YARD
Year German Catholic (Jknrcb
FOB KENSINGTON, ABBASENE
AND OUTLINE WORK DONE,
Also lessons in same given by ANNIE M.
LOWMAN, North ftreet, Batlcr, Pa.
Visitors should not fail to call and examine
the largest and finest stock of Imported and
Domestic Liquors in the State, at
Max Klein, 82 Federal Street,
Allegheny City, Pa. Opposite Fort Wayne
Hard Wood Furniture
lor sale at extremely low figures, A great
variety of Beds, Tables, Chairs, Childrens'
Chairs, Ladies' Rockers, Exfra Heavy Arm
Rockers, Marble and Wood Top Parlor Tables
Bureaus, Stands, Double and Single i.ounges,
Spring Mattresses, Ac., Ac., at
WM. F. MILLER'S,
North Main Street,
BTJTLER, 3? A..,
FACTORY ON WASHINGTON STREET.
Most Extensive Pure-Bred Live Stock
Establishment in the World!
Clydeadale, Ferchcron-Norman* English Draft
llortrt, Trotting-lired Roadsters, Shetland
Ponit *, Hol/tein and Devon Cattle.
Our customers have the advantage of our
tyany years esperipnee in breedingi»nd import
ing large collections, opportunity of comparing
different breeds, low prices, because of extent
of business, and low rates of transportation.
Catalogues free. Correspondence solicited.
Springboro, Crawford Co., Pa.
Mention CITIZEN. jnly2s-9m.
NEW UVERY SUBLE,
Continues the Li very Business on Jefferson St.
! first door below Bickel & Gallagher.
| Good rigs, first class teams always on hands
: fforses fed on reasonable terms, also
, bought and sold, oot3-ly.
j Pure Bred Holwteln Stock.
I The undersigned have purchased from the
; | Powell BroH. a pure bred Holstein bull, one and
I a half years old and weigba 1285 pounds. which
! can be seen at the farm of John Weber, in Penn
township, at any time. Terms. 44 cash. or $5
charged. J. A PAINTER,
"It bas become so common to write
the beginning of an article, in an ele
gant, interesting manner,
"Then run it into an advertisement
that we avoid all such,
"And simply 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 Bitter 3 have shown great shrewd
',ln compounding a medicine whose
virtues are so palpable to every ones
Did She Die?
"The lingered and suffered along, pining away
all the time tor years,"
••The doctors dcuig her no good
"And al laut nan cured by tliin Hop Bitters the
papers say so much about "
"Inoeed ! lnoeed .' "
"How thankful we ehouid be for that med
A Daughters Misery.
"Eleven yeans our daughter buffered 011 a bed
"Froir a complication of kidney, liver, rheu
matic trouble and Nervous debility,
"Under the care of the bent physicians,
"Who gave Uer disease various n rues,
"But no relief,
"And now she is restored to us in good health
by as nimble a remedy as Hop Bitters that we
had uhuued for years before useing it."'— The
Father is Getting well.
"My daughters say :
"How much better lather is since he used Hop
"He is getting well after his long suffering from
a disease declared incurable"
"And we are so glad that he used your Bitters,"
Aljvdvol L'tlca, N y.
\ dHyg) 7
A SPECIFIC FOB
MR EPILEPSY. SPASMS, ***
CONVULSIONS, FALLING SICKNESS,
ST. VITUS DANCE, ALCHOHOLISM,
* OPIUM EATING, SYPHILLIS,
SCROFULA, KINGS EVIL,
UGLY BLOOD DISEASES, DYSPEPSIA,
NERVOUSNESS, SICK HEADACHE,
RHEUMATISM, NERVOUS WEAKNESS,
BRAIN WORRY, BLOOD SORES,
KIDNEY TROUBLES AND IRREGULARITIES.
gVsl>so per ffottle at druggists.'W
ne Dr. S. A. Richmond Mel Co., Proprietors
Correspondence freely answered by Fhyslclaa*.
C. N. CRITTENTON. Agent, New York.
From theso sources arise three fourths of I
the diseases ot the human race. These
symptoms indicate their existence i lon ot
Appetite, Uo%vcltt costive, Nick Head
■cue, fullnen after eating, aversion to |
exertion of or mind, EracUtion i
of fond, Irritability of temper, Low
spirits, x feeling of having neglected
snmedittjr, I>izziiies«, Fluttering at the
Heart, Dot* before the eyes, highly col
ored Urine, tOSISTIPATIOJI, and de- |
m&nil the use of a remedy thut acts directly
onthel.lvcr. AsnLivermedicine TCTT'S
PILI.S have no equal. Their action on the
Kidneys and Skin is also prompt; removing
all impurities through these tiiree " »c»t
•ngers of tlie system," producing appe
tite,sound digestion, regular stools, a clear j
skin and a vigorous bodv. TTTT'N PII.LB
cause no nausea or K' lplnit nor interfero
with daily work anil are a perfect
ANTIDOTE TO MALARIA.
HE FEEI.N LIKE A NEW MAIV.
Vt" have had Dyspepsia, with Constipa
tion, two years, and have tri>-d ten different
kinds of pills, and TCTT'S are the first
that have done me any good. They have
cleaned me out nicely. My appetite Is
splendid, food digests readily, and I now
have natural passages. I feel lik" a new
j man." W. I). EDWARDS, Palmyra, O.
' Fold evcrTwtH>n ,asc. Office,44 Murrn; St.,N.T.
TUTTS HAIR DYE.
Grat HAIR OR WHISKERS changed in
' stantly to a ULossv I!la< Kby a single ap-
I plication of this DVE. Sold by Druggists,
I or sent by express on receipt ot SI.
Office, 44 Murray Street, New York
TL'TT'S MANUAL OF USEFUL RECEIPTS fREL
The undersigned intends to remove to Butler on
the Ist of April next, and hereby informs all per
sons, that he will be prompt in executing any
work that may he entrusted to his care.
STUCCO AND MASTIC
Work executed In the best and most satisfactory
manner. Give me a call.
Jan3lMt. JOSEPH B. PIZEK.
G. D. HARVEY,
Bricklayer and Contractor.
Estimates given on contract work. Resi
dence, Washington street, north end, Butler,
"WEST Chester, L?a.,
GROVER & KINNE.
Fruit, and Ornamental Trees, Shrubbery,
Rose*, e'c., etc.
JAS. M. ADA MS,Agent,
nov2l-3m Butler, Pa.
UNION Woolen Mill,
H- FHLLERTO.\ T , I'rop'r.
Manufacturer of Blankets, Flann*ls, Yarns,
Ac. Also custom work done to order, such at
carding Rolls, making Blankets, Flannelß, Kuit
ing and Weaving Yarns, <fte., at very low
prices. Wool worked on the shares, il de
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27. 18S4
ORGANIZATION AND WORK.
OF THE W. C. T. U. IN
Report of its President, Read at
the 2nd Anniversary Meeting
Held in Butler, Feb. 13,'84.
At a meeting of some of the temper- ;
ance women of Butler on Monday, Feb. J
13, 1882, in the United Presbyterian
Church, a Womans' Christian Temper
ance Union was organized. After
several meetings for consultation the
Union decided on renting a house,
opening a reading and lunch room, and
having a family in the house to take
charge of the same. Also to have a
Sabbath afternoon prayer meeting for
ladies, a L'nion prayer meetiug the first
Sabbath of each month, and a prayer
meeting and a business meeting once
during each week. 1 bis was the plan
of work decided on for the first year,
and was carried out as near as possible.
At our first meeting fourteen ladiessign
ed the Constitution and pledge, thus be
coming members of the W. C. T. U. of
Butler, At the close of the year 30
members were reported. The expen
ses for tie first year were, for rent and
repairing, $180; water tax and coal,
$27, light and other expenses, about
$lO. Before renting the house it had
been decided to raise a sufficient
amount by subscription to cover the
rent. This was partially done. The
following are the amounts of money
contributed to the Union the first year:
for rent of house, $55 was contributed
by the following persons, Rev. R G.
Ferguson, Mrs. W. T. Wylie, Mrs. J.
D. McJunkin, Mrs. Anna E. Russell,
Mary E. Sullivan, Mr. Wilson Gra
ham" Rev. W. E Oiler, Mr. Wm. Bart
ley, Mrs. Judge Bredin, Mrs. Wm.
Campbell. Also $33 was contributed
for carpets aud window shades by the
following persons: Mrs J. D. McJun
kin, Mrs. W. T. Wylie, Mrs. Wm.
Campbell, Mrs. N. D Black, Mrs. E.
M Ferguson, Mrs. John Bickel, Mrs.
R P. Scott, Aggie Shaw, Mrs. Dale,
Mrs. Anna E. Russell, L. S. McJunkin,
Mrs. L. Z. Mitchell, Mrs. S. Kipp, Mrs.
Mary Sullivan, Mrs Donaghy, Mrs.
W.P Roessing, Mr 3 Aggie Cratty, Mrs.
Moyer, Mrs. Alf. Wick and Mrs. Kel
ly. Books, magazines and papers were
contributed by the following persors:
Mrs Rev. Ferguson, Mrs Reed Bry
son, Mis. J. D. McJunkin, Mrs. W. T.
Wylie, Mrs. W D. Brandon, Mrs. T.
C. Campbell, Mrs. Wm. Campbell,
Miss M. E. Sullivan, Mrs. Emma Ney
man, Rev. N. E. Brown, pastor of the
Harlansburg U P. chur H, sent one
half dozen bibles, and also subscription
for Weekly Witness lor one year; J. H.
Negley, the Butler T ITIZF.S, for one
year; Mrs. Wylie, Prexbyterian Jour
nal and the New York Tribune (daily)
for one year; Mrs. Wm. Campbell,
Temperance Advocate, one year. The
following persons contributed furniture
suitable for both reading and lunch
rooms: Mrs. Williams, Mrs. Emma
Burtner, Mrs. Wm. Campbell, Mrs. \V.
T. Mechling, Mrs. T J. Lowman, Mrs.
N. D. Black, Mrs. N. A. Bryson, Mrs.
Alex. Russell, Mrs J. D. McJunkin,
Mrs. W P. Roessing, Mrs. W. D.
Brandon, Mrs. Ferguson, Mrs. Jas.
Kearns, Mrs Kipp, Mrs. John M.
Thompson, Mrs. Chas. Duffy, Mrs. VV.
T. Wylie, Mrs Goucher, Mrs. I. J.
Mcßride, Mrs. Dr. Redick, Mrs. M.
Kearns, Mrs. K. Marshall, Mrs. John
H. Negley, H. C. Heiueman, AL. Rei
ber, Ritter & Ralston. Printing do
nated by Eagle and CITIZEN offices, $6;
| by Herald office, part ot the bills for
] festival. Finding that the contributions
| wou'd not meet the year's expenses,
' the ladies of the Union concluded to
I have a festival, asking the people to
' give cakes, cream, Ac. Their request
| met with a liberal response, and $95
was realized. The report thus far has
been principally a statement of the
I business for the year. The first year
t of our organization was more burden
' some than anticipated, and less real
. work done than we could have desired.
I We will now endeavor to give a brief
j statement of the temperance work done.
Beside the reading matter already
named, which was contributed with
the hope that in the near future we
could greatly aid our citizens in secur
ing a public reading room, we, as a
Temperance Union, made the follow
ing contributions, as a beginning of U
temperance library : Fifty-three vol
umes of the "Fireside Temperance Li
brary," the "Gough Library," also
temperance tracts, "Union leaflets,"
"Union Hand-bills," whole series of
"Reading on Beer aud Cider," twenty
five copies of "Organization and Work
of W. C. T. U.," "Miss Frances Wil
lard'B Book on Temperance Work," and
"Constitutional Amendment Manual,"
by M". Judith Ellen Foster. These,
with other tracts and paper were plac
ed in the room. A ladies' prayer
meeting was held regularly on Sabbath
aud Tuesday afternoon. Just here we
will refer to the first attempt to organ
ize womans' temperance work in our
county. A call was made in 1881 to
the ladies of the county, to meet with
Mrs. Swift and Mrs. Watson President
and Secretary of State Union, in the
Presbyterian Church, of Butler, for the
purpose of organizing a county Union.
The women failed to respond to the
call, and nothing was done in that di
rection until after our organisation as a
Local in Butler, when another
call was issued by the State officers for
the same purpose. Owing to the fact
of our having a local L T nion we were
in position to aid in the work. The
call was responded to, and a county or
ganization affected Dec. 6, 1882. Mrs.
Swift, Mrs. Mair and Mrs. Spencer, of
Allegheny, were present to take charge
of the convention. Miss Xarcissa E-
White, of Grove City, Mercer county,
lectured in the Court House the even
ing before the convention. All expen
ses of lecture and convention were met
by our Union. At the close of the
year we felt fully satisfied that we
could not sustain a lunch and reading
room, and equally well satisfied that
our citizens were not sufficiently inter
ested to come up to the work. We
haviug done your share towards a
READING tuiii luucb roou>. COW4U<JV<I
change our plan of work, secure for ,
ourselves a teniperauee parlor in the J
home of one of our member, continue !
our prayer meetings, distribute temper
ance literature and secure as many >
good lecturers as we could. We be- :
lieve that in this work we have been to
a certain extent successful. We have
distributed through the town and coun
ty over 10,000 pages ot "Union Leaf
lets," published by the Womans' Na
tional Christian Temperance Union, ,
and more than that amount of miscel- j
laneous iracts and papers. To aid us
in raising money for the work we de
cided to ask P.ofs. Bancroft and Tinst
man to give the necessary aid in hav
ing a literary entertainment. This
tbey did most cheerfully. The enter
tainment was excellent throughout, but
the audience was small, consequently
the amount ot money realized was
small. Then we sent out the contribu
tion cards with leaflets. Out of two
hundred sent out thirty were returned
with a contribution for the cause, leav
ing one hundred and sixty-four unan
swered, but we will call upon those
persons still holding their cards as soon
as possible. Nov. 23d, last, Mrs. Jud
ith Ellen Foster lectured here under
the auspices of the W. C. T. U., of
Butler. The collection taken at this
lecture amounted to $32.09. Nov. 24,
1883, the W. C. T U., of the borough
of Butler, met in their Temperance
Parlor, West Jefferson street, for the
purpose of electing officers for the year.
Mrs E. R. Dain, President of Butler
County W. C. T. U , presided. The
following persons were chosen to fill
the offices of the present year : Presi
dent, Miss Mary E. Sullivan ; General
Vice President, Mrs. I. J. Mcßride;
Secretary, Mrs. N. D. Black ; Treas
urer, Mrs. Kennedy Marshall. The
church representative Vice Presidents
are as follows, for the year: United
Presbyterian, Mrs. Bryson; Methodist
Episcopal, Mrs. Rev. Smith; English
Catholic, Mrs. Chas. Duffy; English
Lutheran, Mrs. John H. Negley; Bap
tist, Mrs. Rev. McKinney; German
Catholic, Miss Amelia Wagner; Ger
man Lutheran, Miss Rife; Presbyterian,
Mrs. Matthews; Episcopal, Mrs. Cum
mings Remonstrances and petitions
have been circulated by our Union.
We have done some canvassing for the
Union Signal, the Natioual organ of
the Womans' Christian Temperance
Union. Thirteen copies are taken in
town, and we expect many more sub
scriptions soon. The total receipts of
the W. C. T. U., since our organization
I have been $354.09; expenses, $327;
balance in our favor, $27 09. Last
year the house we had, including rent,
fuel, water, light, &c., cost $217. This
year our whole expense for room will
be $36. Since our organization $lO2
have been paid tor lectures, traveling
expenses of workers from a distance at
our conventions, State dues, county
dues and temperance literature. Thus
we have endeavored to show what has
been done, aud how the money entrust
ed to us has been appropriated. To
those of our uumber who have been en
gaged in the work this statement will
appear very intelligible, but we fear not
so much so those who have known
nothing of it, except to think of it as a
very foolish experiment. When we
staled that our receipts for two years
were $354, we feel sure we shocked
some people and made them feel like
examining their pockets to see if they
had any money left for the church and
the other necessaries of life. We are
glad, however, that we can make an
other statement that will set us al!
right on that point. Six of our owu
member have contributed, in money,
$l4B besides bearing their share in the
work. Then add what we realized
from our festival, June, 1882, $95;
membership fees S3O, and you have
$273 of the $354.09. This leaves $81.09
for scattering contributions. When we
shall have received the contributions
from the 164 unanswered cards we will
feel encouraged by their timely aid
You will certainly admit that we have
liftrd the heavy end of this work our
selves. We, as a Union, thank all
those of our citizens who have encour
aged and aided us in our work, by
their contributions and sympathy. For
the sake of the cause and those aiding
as we regret EXCEEDINGLY that we have
so little to show, but we have great
reason to feel encouraged now, aud
say in conclusion, with Mrs J. Ellen
Foster, the W. C. T. U. has come to
MARY E. SULLIVAN.
An interesting story, which is yet
told at the firesides of Vermont, brings
out the fearlessness of the hero of Ti
conderoga, and his indifference to the
superstition that then ruled in the com
munity. There was a dispute one day
in the village where Ethan Allen lived
as to how far his well-known courage
would permit him to go in deeds of
daring. The dispute finally resulted
in a wager being proposed to Allen.
The terms were that he should go to
the graveyard on a dark, stormy night,
without a lantern, enter a certain vault,
open a coffin, and lay his hand on the
skull of the skeleton within. Ilis
word was to be taken as the guarantee
of the performance.
When the dark night came, not a
few of Allen's admirers thought that
his courage would fail him. But he
went to the graveyard, entered the
tomb, groped his way in the dark to a
coffin took off its lid, and laid his hand
on the skeleton's skull.
Just then a sepulchral voice exclaim
"That's my skull'.''
"All right," thought Allen, who
! suspected that some one had followed
| him to see if he could frighten him.
; "I'll show him what I dare do."
He replaiced the lid, and opening
| another coffin, placed his hand on its
J skull. Again was heard the voice sav
"That's my skull!"
"That's a lie," exclaimed Allen; no
man ever had two skulls."
From that day the villagers believed
that Alien's courage was bound-
I T*U by UO BUWTW LIMITATIONS.
AN ICE PALACE.
The Way the People of Montreal
Enjoy Their Winter.
A recent Montreal special has the
following. The winter carnival has
fairly opened under the most auspi
cious circumstances and with very
bright prospects as regards the all-im
portant question of the weather. The
city is already full of strangers,
who have been arriving by every
train since Saturday morning, and the
town is crowded as it has never been
before. The hotels are taxed to their
utmost, and the quarters provided by
the Central Lodging Committee are
fast being taken up. By far the great
er number consist of Americans chief
ly from New York and Boston,
though distant States are also well
represented, and many people have
come from New Orleans to witness a
carnival differing in every way from
their own. The streets are thronged
with sleigs of every shape and descrip
tion, from the dashing four-in-hand to
the habitant's red-traineau. While the
merry jingle ot the bells ring gaily
through the CLEAR frosty air, the pave
ments are tilled with curious, jos'ltng
pedestrians eager to see all that is to
be seen Flags are flying from most
of the public buildings aud many pri
vate residences, and the whole town
wears a gala appearance. The carni
val was begun this afternoon by throw
ing open to visitors all the toboggan
slides and the opening of out-door
skating rinks where a hockey tourna
ment was begun in which the Mon
treal teams opened the competition.
But the great attraction ot the after
noon was the arrival of the Governor
General and suite by special train from
Ottawa Their Excellencies were mosi
enthasiasticallv received, the feature
of the reception being a living arch of
snow-Bhoers, a decidedly unique com
pliment. The arch was covered with
evergreens, tastefully decorated with
flags, and by an ingenious arrangement
of suow-shoers, snow-shoes and tobog
gsns, a most artistic effect was pro
duced. Manned by hundreds of snow-
Bhoers in their picturesque and com
fortable costumes it formed a grand
out-door tableau vivant. The arch
was crowned by a living group repre
senting a gigantic bee-hive, the crest
of the pretty branch of the Governor's
ancestral tree, with the Lassdowne
motto, "Yirtute non Verbis." Be
neath it is the word "Welcome."
The ice palace, which was thrown
open to-day, has been inspected by
hundreds of strangers, and they were
loud in their praises of the beautiful
structure which is the center and crown
of the carnival. It reflects the highest
honors on the architects, Messrs. Hut
chison and Steel, ot this city. It is
castelated in character, and is longer,
narrower and higher than the one of
last year. It is of composite architec
ture, and in it are from 10,000 to 15,-
000 blocks of ice. The main tower is
80 feet in height, being at its base and
for half its height 20 feet square. The
next stage, which is about 16 feet
tquare is set on angle-wise and rise to
a height of 16 feet. On each side there
are pinnacles. The next stage is of
octagon shape, is 20 feet high and is
surmounted with battlements. The
extreme length of the building is 160
feet, the width beiDg 64 feet in the
centre and 48 feet at either end. The
eastern end terminates in an arc or
semi circle. The westeru extremity is
square. There are four flanking towers,
the end of each being 13 feet square.
The porches at the front and back 14
by 18 feet. Ther« is ample provision
tor admission and egress, there being
four entrances aud three passage ways.
The walls at the base of the central
tower are 6 feet 9 inches thick and the
curtain walls joining the main building
with the flanks are 22 feet high, the
part of the main building next to the
center tower rising to a height of 28
feet. The turrets flanking the main or
central building are 36 feet from the
ground. The tower ou the corner op
posite Windsor street is of an altitude
of 40 feet, the towers on the north and
south angles reaching upward 29 feet.
Next to the ice palace the leading at
traction for the visitors at night was
the special illumination of the Montreal
Toboganning Club grounds, which
were lighted by hundreds of many col
ored Chinese lanterns and huge tor
ches, which cast strangely grotesque
shadows across the white suow aud
flickered on the faces of fair maids and
gallant men as they went whizzing
past on the tobogans, skimming down
the hill in rapid succession. It was
amusing to watch Americans who
never before witnessed the sport. But
they soon became as enthusiastic as
the Canadians themselves.
— Monsignor Capel denies the right
of a Government to prescribe what
shall be taught in its public schools.
He would have the government sup
port the schools and allow the church
te control them. As the Philadelphia
Press says, "That's just where Mr.
Capel and the United States of Amer
A predicament. 2 o'clock in the
morning, — baby got the croup, and no
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup in the house.
— lt is related that Austin, Nevada,
has an ordninance providing that boys
under 16 years of age must not be on
the streets or at any public place, unac
companied by parent or guardian, after
eight o, clock during the months of Oc
tober, November, December, January,
February ar March, or after 8:30 o'clock
during the rest of the year.
Mr. Howard B. Strickler, Hellam,
Pa., says: "I had dyspepsia bad.
Brown' 9 Iron Bitters restored me to
—A member of the New York Pho
netic Club writes to this able and influ
ential journal, asking us to "drop the
final ue in words so ending, aud spell
dialog epilog, etc., etc." Well, we are
willing to drop the ue to a certain ex
tent, but when the New York Language
Club asks us to spell gl, we pro-
What to do With Our Girls.
"Good day, gentlemen."
"Good day," said the horse reporter,
looking up and discovering a young
lady in the department.
' I would like to show you a work I
am selling," she began, "and am sure
it will prove both interesting and in
"What is it about?" asked the horse
"The book," continued the fair can
vassar, "is by one of our best known
writers and speakers, and is entitled
'What Shall We do With Our Girls?'
The question is certainly one of para
mont importance, and "
"Are your girls bothering you much
this season?" iuquired the friend of
"Why no," said the young lady
blushing violently—"that is—why of
course I havn't any daughters "
"Oh, you're out oa the road telling
people what to do with their girls be
fore you're even married, let alone the
the mother of a lew .visions of loveli
ness? Well, that's all right. Some
of our be6t cook books have been writ
ten by people who didn't know a grid
dle from the Fifteenth Amendment."
"But this question of what shall be
done with the girls is really an impor
tant one," continued the young lady,
"have you ever given that a thought?"
"I can't say tbat I have," replied
the horse reporter. "I BUppose we
might tie 'em up in the back yard
when a circus comes to town."
"I hardly think yon comprehend the
question in all ito bearings. What is
the legitimate sphere of woman; in
what field of action can she best dis
play and make use of the God-given
talents, attributes of mental force, and
physical grace with which she is en
dowed? There are living, burning
issues, and must be fairly met. When
we see "
"All right," said the reporter, "von
can meet them if yon want to. Wom
an's sphere, so far as I have been able
to discover, is to never have breakfast
on time. It is no doubt a somewhat
limited one, but she is gradually reach
ing out into the great unknown, and
will eventually grasp with her lily,
white fingers the black demon of in
justice that has so long oppressed her,
and strangle in the very stronghold of
its power the great wrong which for
centuries has baffled her efforts at ad
vancement along the higway of pro
"Why that's lovely !" exclaimed the
young lady. "You believe in lady suf
frauge, don't you?"
"Lady who ?"
"Lady suffrage—believe that ladies
should vote, and have all the political
privileges that are accorded men.
That's just what this book says That
chapter is perfectly sweet. It's just
"I presume so. But how about the
chapter that says women should not
cramp and distort their bodies with
corsets and their feet with tight shoes?
The gaunt demon of unrest that lurks
in the maternal bunion may in the
child of that mother, become an ever
present monster of pain."
"Ob, those chapters are horrid !
What the world is interested in are the
nobler attributes of woman—her soul
"Yes, the soul-and-heart bnsiness is
all right, but you must remember that
the humbler liver, working away un
ostentatiously, is also a pretty good
scheme, and without health woman can
never attain success. The deadly clasp
of the steel-ribbed corset and the fatal
grip of the gleaming garter are bring
ing to early graves the women of our
land. The beautiful eyes that should
sparkle so brightly are dull and lustre
less, the cheeks whose whiteness should
be relieved by the rosy blush of health
is sallow aud wan, and the fairest tem
ple ever made is rendered a ghastly
ruin by the one who should take the
greatest pride in its beauty."
"And will you buy a book ?" asked
the young lady. "I'm sure yon talk
"No," replied the horse reporter, "I
cannot buy a book, because actions
speak louder than words, and I do not
wish to disturb the dramatic critic who
is in the next room tryiog to write soul
without a large S."— Chicago Tri
—Bulwer was correct; there is no
such word as fail; it is mollified into
—Annie—No; "Crazy as a bedbug"
is not a refined expression for a young
lady to use You should say, "Crazy
as a bedquilt."
—There are many trials in life which
do not seem to come from unwisdom or
folly. They are silver arrows shot
from the bow of God and fixed inextri
cably in the quivering heart.
The bright side of life is that
which catches the reflected light of
Heaven and echoes back its harmonies,
thus supplying a sweet antidote to the
troubles and disturbing influences of
The single young women of
Blountville, Tenn., have organized
with a motto: "Total abstinence, or no
hnsbands." We hope the ladies will
quit drinking now, and get married.
—They do say that the photograph
of a Colorada Senator got mixed into a
pack of cards in use at a game ia Wash
ington and wasn't noticed for eight
hands everybody playing it for the
Jack of spades.
—What you attempt to do, do with
all your strength. Determination is
omnipotent. If the prospect be some
what darkened, put the fire of resolutiou
to your soul, snd kindle a flame that
nothing but death can extinguish.
Hair Quantity and Quality. In the
Diamond Dyes more coloring is given
than in any known dyes, and they gi?«
faster and more brilliant colors. 10c. at
all druggists. Wells, Richardson A
Co., Burlington, Vt. Sample card, 32
colors, and book of directions for 2c.
Farm, Garden and Orchard.
—A farm, like most everything elpe,
cannot remain stationary for many
years. If a course of improvement is
not adopted, it will most ivrtainly de
teriorate. The owner will be growing
poorer or richer, according to the di
rection in which the farm is moving.
—The Holstein cow Echo, owned
by Frederick C. Stevens, the proprie
tor of Maple wood stock farm at Attica,
N. Y., has just complete her year's
milk record, says the United Slates
Dairyman, which foots up
pounds, which is 115 pounds than the
famous cow Aggie, which has hereto
fore led all the bovines oi the world.
Echo is ten years old and weighs 1,610
pounds consequently has given over
ten ti.ues her weight in milk during
the year. The largest yield in one
day was eighty-five pounds; in one
month, -1,190 pounds.
—When successive crops of wheat
are grown on the same land they are
apt to be injured by the Hessian fly.
After harvest the fallen grain sprouts,
and the fly lays its eggs on the young
plant, and is thus ready to begin work
on the sown wheat when it appears.
If the Hessian fly finds a proper place
to leave its eggs it will not quit the
field. Thus sometimes a field after
wheat will be nearly destroyed, while
wheat sown after spring grain or hoed
crops less than forty rods distant will
entirely escape injury.— American
—The New York Times says one of
the most serious obstacles to success
full dairying is wet pastures. Land
that is saturated with water produces
unwholesome herbage, the grass is
rank and sour, and sometimes the herb
age consists wholly of sedges and
other course plants tbat are not easily
digestible. Such food cannot produce
good milk, and milk made from such
food will not make good cheese or but
ter. But very often the course, rank
food produces disease in the cows.
This is more especially the case with
yearlings and young cattle whose di
gestive powers are not fully matured.
—Probably more than h»lf of all the
weeds are first brought to our farms
in the grass seed. Suppose we wore
given a bushel of clover or timothy
seed containing only twenty seeds of
ripple or wild carret or daisy; how
much better to burn it than to sow
and go over the field time after time to
pull out the weeds? It wonld cost
more than ten times the price of the
seed to get the last of these plants oat.
It is far better to refuse entirely those
seeds witn "only a few weed seeds,"
and to pay a round price for those en
tirely free from them; and then on
seeding down land we should sow
plenty of seed, so as to have the sur
face fully occupied with the desired
crop.— Neic York Tribune.
—Our pig stock, in a matter of im
provement. affords advantages not
available in the larger classes of stock,
in that they go bnt a short time with
young; they mature rapidly and early,
hence we have no valid excuse for fail
ing to build up in directions where
building up is required, or for failing
to trim off undesirable features, no
matter what they may be. The hog
is so pliable, and the possibilities are
so great with him that the breeder
who is at all expert can remodel a herd
quite thoroughly in two or three years
time. It has only been within the
past few years that it has been possi
ble to do this, but now the requisite
material abounds on every hand.—
More Light in Barns and Stables.
The rule observed in nearly all mod
ern houses, says an exchange, is to
make a dwelling as light and cheerful
as possible. Men no longer put win
dows in their houses two feet wide and
three feet high, with panes of glass six
by eight inches in size. The rule now
runs in the other direction. They
want all the light they can get; the
more the better. They have learned
the value of sunlight not only in the
mind, but also on .he health People
don't thrive ia cells from which day
light has been excluded. Even our
farmers, who are sometimes 9low to
follow the fashions of the hour, admit
the correctness and propriety of thi9
modern innovation. The comfortable
modern farm houses resembles the
statelier city mansions in this respect.
There are large windows on all side*
j and plenty of them They feel better
in mind and body for them, and would
not do without them. But here nearly
all farmers stop. They recognize the
great benefits tbat result from well
lighted dwellings, but when it come#
to building barns, the almost invaria
blv ignore this principle. They want
to'live in the light themselves, but
they consign their horses and «**ttle to
the darkness and obscurity which am
characteristic of our old fashioned
barns and stables There are no rea
sons for believing that domestic ani
mals do not enjoy light quite as much
as human beings. On the contrary,
experiments have proven that cows
give more and better milk when chang
ed from dark stables to light ones, aud
also that they can be kept in better
condition on less food. If returned to
their former quarters the flow of milk
shrinks at once. Is a stronger argu
ment in favor of lighted stables needed?
When the jjases and smells of a stable
combine with darkness, th* sight of
horses is injured. Windows that shall
admit fresh air as well as lurht are ab
solutely essential to their general
health" In many new barns these re
quisites are carefully observed The
animals seem to appreciate tde chang
ed condition of things as greatly ae
human beings would. Let the same
principles we apply in our booses tie
applied to barns and stables. If we
find it beneficial, agreeable and desir
able in our own cases, have me not
reason to think it Is equally deairabie
to the inferior aniroala committed to
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