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' JAMES J. RHEINLANDKR, Machinist.
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Casing and all sizes of pipes cut to order. Steam connections and fittings
CAR WHEELS, AXLES, AND COAL DRILLS
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JOHN T. KELLY,
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STOVES, TIN-WARE AND GENERAL HOUSEKEEPING GOODS,
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If and If.
"If yon are suffering from poor
•health or languishing ou a tied of eick
'neee, take cheer, if you are (-Imply *il
•ing, or II you feel weak and dlspiiited,
'without clearly knowing why, Hop
•Bitter 6 will surely cure you."
"It you are a minister, anil have overtaxed
•vourfell with your pastoral duties, or a Mother
'worn out with care and work, or a man ol bus
iness or laborer weakened by the strain of your
every day duties, or a inau of letters toiling
over your midnight work, Hop bitters will
surely strengthen you."
'•JI you are suflering
'from over-eating or
'drinking, any iudes
'crclion or dissipation,
•or are young and
'growing too last, as
'is often the case."
"Or if you are in the workshop, on
'the tarrn, at the desk, anywhere, and
'feel that your system needs cleansing,
'toning or stimulating, without intoxi
'cating, il yen are old, blood thin and
'impure, pulse leeble, nerves unsteady
'faculties waning, Hop Hitters is what
'you need to give you new lite, health
II you are costive or dyspeptic, or
suffering trom any other of the numer
ous diseases of the stomach or bowels,
it is your own fault it hou are ill.
It you are wasting away with any
form ol Kidney disease, stop tempting
death this moment, aud turn f«r a cure
to Hop Bitters.
If you are sick with
that" terrible sickness
Nervousness, you will
iind a 'balm inGilead'
in Hop bitters.
If you are a Irtquenter, or a resident
ol a Miasmatic district, barricade your
system against the scourge ol all coun
tries—malaria, epidemic, bilious and
intermittent fevers—by the use ol Hop
II you have rough, pimply or sallow skin,
bad breath, Hop Bitters will give you fair skin,
rich blood, the sweetest breath, and health.
SSOO will be paid lor a cue they.will not cure
That poor, bedridden, invalid wife, sister,
mother, or daughter, can be made the picture
of health by a lew bottles of Hop bitters, cost
ing but a trifle.
In The Pilot House.
"Yes, sir; this kind of work obliges a man to
keep sober as a judge, Of all men in the
world, steamboat pilo's and railroad engineers
should let liquor alone. For on their clear
ness of sight and coolness of head depends the
safety of life and property."
Keeping his hav*d on the wheel as he said
this, Mr. A. Brockman, of No. 2'Ji Silver street,
Chscago, added : "Of course some of'em drink,
but the sober ones have tha best positions ana
the best pay. Yes, the work and exposure
sometimes tells on us; but for my part I find
PAKKEK'S TOXIC to be all the inyigorator I
need. I've got a bottle aboard here now; never
go on a trip without it. When I havn't any
appetite, or am in any out sorts.it sets me up in
no time. If drinking men would use the Tonic
it would help 'eru to break off. (No, that isn't
a light house; it's a star low down near the wa
ter.) As I was saying, the bottle is a new life
bottled up. You see that flag-staff? Well, with
a bottle of Parker's Tonic in the locker 1 csn
keep malaria as far from me as that, all the
time. My wife has used it for three years for
summer complaints and colic, anil as an invig
orant, when she's tired out from overwork.
■She says the tonic is a daisy. Good-bye ! Don't
break your neck going below."
This preparation, which has been known as
PAHKKKS GINGEE TONIC, will hereafter be ad
vertised and sold simply under the name of
PA KKEU.S Tonic, As unprincipled dealers are
constantly deceiving their customers by substi
futing inferior articles under the name of gin
ger, and as ginger is really an unim|>ortant in
gredient, we drop the misleading word.
There is no change, however, m tin- preparation
ltsvlf, and all bottles remaining In the hands of
dealers, wrapped under the name of "Parkers
(#lnger TOIIIC" contain the genuine medicine if
the facsimile signature of HIHCOX & Co. Ls at the
bottom of the outside wrapper. *
A DISORDERED LIVER
18 THE BANE
of the present generation. It !■ for the
Cure of this disease and" its attendants,
BICK-HEADACHE,_ BILIODBKEBB. DYS
PEPSIA, CONSTIPATION, PILES, etc , that
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No Remedy has ever been
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dhteirtlTe organs, giving them vigor to a»-
■Tmilite"foocT Aa a natural result, tha
Kervoua System is Braced, j|Ee Muscles
are Developed, and the Body Hobust.
Chills and Fovor.
E RIVAL, » Planter at B»you Ham. L»., nay* :
My pl»ntaUon la in n. malarial district, Pot
several yearn I could not make half a crop on
account of bllloua dleeaeea and chllla. I waa
nearly dlacouraged when I began the use of
TOTT'B PILLB. The result was marvelous
my laborers soon became hearty and robust.
«nii l have bad no further trouble.
They rrllnr Ike engorged Uv«r, cleanse
Ike Blood front poisonous human, and
cause the bowels to art naturally, with
out whlrh no one eaa feel well.
Try this remedy flalrly, and you will gain
a healthy Digestion, Vigorous Bod v. Pure
Blood. Mtrong Kerres, and a Mound tl»»r.
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TUTT'S HAIR DYE.
OKAY ITAIB or WNISKRAS changed toaOuissr
BLACK by a single application of this IJY K. It
imparts a natural color,and acts ln*taiiUin<-ously.
Hold by Druggists, or sent by express ou receipt
of One Dollar.
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tlsm. In this dlseosJnnTiui never ran*
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erof the fli-sh, glands an un
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Female Wmknfw tbum never was a
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ELY BROTHERS, l>rug«lsts, Owego, N. V
BUTLER, PA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11, 1884
Singing and Praying on the Scaf
From Pittsburgh Corn-Gazette, June 4.]
The execution of Jesse Carter yes"
terday in the jail yard was most im
pressive. He died protesting his inno
cence of complicity in the murder of
John Foster, aud demonstrating entire
confidence in his acceptance to Al
mighty God as a Christian. His last
night in jail he spent very restlessly,
writing letters until midnight and toss
ing about in bed the balance of the
night. He arose at 7 o clock in the
morning and ate a substantial break
fast. Rev. Lewis was with him most
of the morning praying and singing
with him, and during these services
his legal counsel, Messrs. Davis and
Hunter, were also present. By Car
ter's own request none of his relatives
were permitted to see him. He dreaded
the parting with them.
BIDDING HIS FAEEWEI-L.
In the jail yard there were not more
than twenty spectators, outside of the
doctors, officials and reporters. With
out the walls Ross street was throng
ed with a motley crowd of people.
Sheriff McCallin, with a bevy of depu
ties, brought the condemned man out
at 10:35 o'clock A. M. For a mo
ment Carter stood at the foot of the
scaffold gulping in the free air from
which he had so long been kept, aud
gazing on the clear sky. Then, accom
panied by Rev. Mr. Lewis, he ascend
ed the stairs firmly.
He had previously asked permission
to sing and pray on the scaffold, and he
was told that his wish should be com
plied with. After he had taken his
position he repeated his assertion of
his innocence. "If not afraid to die,"
he continued, "but it is hard to think
of being brought here when innocent.
I hope the good God will forgive those
who brought me here as I do now."
His voice was tremulous while giving
utterance to these remarks, but when
he commenced to sing "Farewell to the
World" it grew full and strong, and he
seemed to throw his full force iuto it.
He then delivered an earnest prayer,
committing his soul to God, expressing
hope in the glorious immortality and
earnestly invoking blessings for the
Sheriff, who had an unpleasant duty
to perform, and for bis counsel for their
untiring efforts in his behalf. He clos
ed by pleading that his soul be receiv
ed into heaven. He then bade good
bye to those on the scaffold, bowed to
those present, and then whispered to
the Sheriff that he was ready.
The white cap was drawn over his
head, and he seemed to nerve himself,
but not a quiver was perceptible. At
two minutes before 11 the drop fell. At
the end ot one minute the pulse show
ed 64 beats; at two minutes, 75; at
three 69, and before the end of the sixth
minute it was imperceptible. At the
end of six and one-half minutes the
medical staff, pronounced life extinct.
It was supposed that the neck was
broken, and the death was not attend
ed with any unusual muscular convuls
During the morning Carter dictated
the following to his counsel:
"Sol C'oulson offered me money if I
would swear that George Jones shot
Foster. Everybody at that time said
that 'Babe' Jones did the shooting.
Coulson further told me that I could
go free and he even went so far as to
get George Waters to come into the
lockup with a bottle of gin and black
berry to see if he could make me drink.
I threw the bottle against the cell aud
broke it. I would not say it because I
never saw it. Sol Coulson said to me:
'Jesse, if you do not say it I'll lay this
murder to you.' I uttered an oath and
he got mad at me. 1 had told him that
John Foster and I were good friends,
and we were. I had asked to see Fos
ter and he would not let me. This was
after I was locked up. As 1 under
stood it, John Hughes add I were com
mitted to jail in order to hold us as
witnesses against Jones. Mayor Lyon
came to the lockup where I was and
asked me my name, where I lived and
where I worked. I told him that I
lived ou Tunnel street, worked in the
Keystone iron works and was going to
work on the following Monday morn
ing. The Mayor then said we can let
Carter go, we can find him whenever
we want him. Sol Coulson then call
ed the Mayor aside and I overheard
him say, 'we had better keep Carter,
he knows a good deal about these
negroes, and I will get it out of him.'
I then said I know no more than I have
told you, aud 1 then and there told the
Mayor I waa present with Jones when
the revolver was purchased, but that I
did not know who shot Foster until
Foster himself told me that Jones did
it. J ESSE HENRY CARTER.
( REV. A. LEWIS,
Attest— 'T. 11. DAVIS,
(.I. P. HUNTER.
The following letter, spelling correct
ed, was also written by him to his
PITTSBURGH JAIL, June 2, 1884.
T. 11. Davis and J. I' Hunter, Esqs..
Sins—l, knowing this to be my
last night upon earth have 1 his to say,
wl.ich are my dying words: I am inno
cent, and although I am to die, I feel
sure lam going home to Heaven. I
ask you to please follow me, not to the
scaffold, but to meet me in Heaven.
In my statements to you I have told
you the truth. I always said I was
with Joues when he bought the revol
ver, but did not know what he bought
it for. I doa't believe Jones told any
body I knew he was going to shoot
my friend ; oh, no, 1 can't believe it.
So farewell, both ol you meet me in
Heaven. They took the advantage of
both you and 1, but I forgive all. and
will you write a letter to my friends
for me ?
I being yours in memory of
JESSE 11 ENKY CARTER.
Carter wrote a similar letter to Rev
Mr. Davis, advising young people to
beware of bad company. Mr. Davis
implicity believes in Carter's inno
Shortly before 3 o'clock yesterday
afternoon a hearse and single carriage
drew up before the door of the Univer
sity building in the midst of the dust
and debris caused by the removal of
the old Court House and the blocks of
buildings near by. A few idlers
lounged about the door. Directly after
ward three deputy sheriffs and an un
dertaker issued from the building carry
ing a plainly painted coffin. As they
hoisted their burden into the hearse a
whirlwind ol dust swept up the street
and for a moment enveloped the little
crowd, causing them to bow their heads
and hold their hats. The doors of the
hearse were hastily closed and the
deputies entered the carriage. They
had not driven a dozen yards
when the hearse door fell open. The
driver dismonuted on hearing the
shouts of the bystanders, closed the
doors and then drove after the carriage
to Uniondale Cemetery. Such was
the funeral of Jesse Carter.
An Ancient Camel Story.
Abou Ben Eli M'Guffin, being full
of years, died, leaving his three sons
his seventeen camels for the simple
reason that he could not take them
along with him. The will, duly at
tested, said the eldest was to have one
half, the second soc one-third and the
youngest one-ninth of the seventeen
camels. The boys were a little per
plexed at this as it seemed to involve
the cutting up of a camel, and camels
were worth $3 a day on the Sahara
that season. But the boys, if not
first-class mathematicians, had level
heads and did not go to law to prove
the old man insane, but went instead
to the good old Cadi Hassan O'Dono
hue, who had taken a medal in mathe
matics at Ann Arbor.
"Boys," said the good Cadi re
proachfully, "you should not bother
me with these little matters. Ask me
a harder one."
But seeing they were troubled the
benevolent old man asked the hostler
to trot out his own dilapidated camel,
which had seen its best days travel
ing with Barnum as the Sacred Gnu
Placing the aged brute with the
seventeen camels the boys had brought
along, he said: ' There are eighteen
camels. I shall now give you half of
eighteen which is nLne. How does
that strike you?"
"It hits me where I live," said the
eldest, who was slangy, but withall
pleased at getting half of eighteen
rather than half of seventeen.
"The next boy shall have one-third
of eighteen which is six. Are you
"You bet," said the boy.
"The next will have one-ninth of
eighteen which is two," and so the
third youngster collared two camels.
Thus two and six and nine made sev
enteen and still was - the good Cadi's
aged animal left unscathed. The peo
ple marveled, as the Cadi had given
each more than the will called for,
which is rather unusual in courts of
law. And they said one to another,
"that's what it is to be good at fig
Pennsylvania Wheat Cf*op
PHILADELPHIA, PA , June 3.—Sec
retary Edge, of the Board of Agricul
ture, has just received and tabulated
the official crop reports of his 450 State
reporters up to June 1. If present in
dications are taken as a guide the
counties of Beaver, Elk, Franklin, Jef
ferson, Luzerne, Monroe, Northamp
ton, Philadelphia, Snyder, Susque
hanna and Westmoreland may be de
pended upon for a crop equal to that
of last year, while Adams, Allegheny,
Bedford, Butler, Cambria, Centre,
Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Cumber
land, Delaware, Erie, Fayette, Fulton,
Forest, Huntingdon, Indiana, Juniata,
Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence,
Lebanon, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mercer,
Miffiin, Montgomery. Montour, North
umberland, Perry, Pike, Somerset,
Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren,
Wayne aud York will increase the
coming crop over that of last year var
rying from 1 per cent, in Adams, Cam
bria, Somerset and Warren toll per
cent, in Allegheny and Venango. The
greatest falling off, when compared
with the crop of 1883, is in Washing
ton, where the average estimate of all
the reports indicates a possible defi
ciency of 20 per c«int. In acreage
Adams, Bedford, Berks, Centre, Ches
ter, Clinton, Fulton, Monroe, Susque
hanna, Union and Westmoreland re
port a falling off, varying from 2 per
cent, in Crawford, Dauphin, Greene
and Potter to 11 per cent, in Luzerne.
With these estimates as a basis, and
and making no allowance for possible
damage done bv the recent cold snap,
it is estimated that the wheat crop of
1884 will reach 223,500,000.
Western estimates place the wheat
crop of our State at 25,000,000 bushels,
but since the results of the local re
porters have come these estimates have
been reduced to a point which more
nearly corresponds with that of our
—The following epigram was writ
ten on a Mr. Wellwool, who was much
given to exaggeration:
"You double each story you tell,
You doublu each Might that you see;
Your name's double u e double 1,
Double u double o d.'t
—A correspondent of a Cincinnati
paper wants to know if there is more
than one religious denomination that
believes in feet washing. It is sincere
ly to bo hoped that there is.
—Well-drained land can be plough
ed and planted much earlier than un
drained. The moral is obvious.
Rich phosphate beds have been
recently discovered in Autauga county,
Ala., and in some other portions of the
Millions in Petroleum.
There are 50,000 producing wells in
Pennsylvania, yielding at present 60,-
000 barrels of oil a day. It requires
2,000 miles of pipe line and 1,600 iron
tanks ot an average capacity of 25,000
each to transport and store the surplus
stocks. There are now nearly 38,000,-
000 barrels of oil stored in the oil re
gion tanks. This oil would make a
lake more than one mile square and
10 feet deep. The money actually in
vested in petroleum production since
1860 is estimated to be more than
$450,000,000, of which 200,000,000
was capital from New York city.
Since 1880 more than $12,000,000 has
been used in building iron tanks, and
nearly as much in pipe lines, all of one
incorporation. The tanks cost on an
average SB,OOO each. A 35,000-barrel
tank is 110 feet in diameter and 28 feet
high. There is a lateral pressure of
6,000 pounds on each square inch of a
tank this size when full of oil. There
is 1000 tons of iron used in construct
The speculative transactions in pe
troleum represents more than $400,000,-
000 annually. The lowest price petro
leum ever bought was 10 cents per
barrel, in 1861. In 1859, there was
only one well in existence, Col. Drake's
Pioneer at Titusville, the price was $24
a barrel. Besides the 5,000 miles of
pipe line used in the oil regions, there
are in operation 1,200 miles of pipe
lines connecting the region with Cleve
land, Pittsburgh, Buffalo and New
York, and lines building to Philadel
phia and Baltimore. In the line be
tween Olean and New York 16,000
barrels are transported daily. These
ljnes are all the property of the Stand
ard Oil Company, except one between
Bradford and Williamsport, Pa. The
Standard employs 100,000 men. The
product of its refineries require the
making of 25,000 oak barrels of 40 gal
lons each, and 100,000 tin cans holding
5 gallons each, every day. The first
American petroleum ever exported was
in 1892. Charles Lockhart, of Pitts
burgh, sent nearly 500,000 to Europe
that year and sold it for $2,000 less
than cost of transportation. In 1883
□early 400,000,000 gallons were export
ed for which $60,000,000 returned to
this country.— N. Y. Sun.
How Bees Make a Queen.
St. Nicholas is one of our best pub
lications for boys and girls. It brings
them much information in pleasant
guise, winning, as it were, the storing
of the mind with useful knowledge and
scientific facta. The June number is
especially good in this respect. One
common and curious fact, how bees
make a queen, is thus detailed:
Bees do not usually want more than
one queen. In fact they will not haye
more than one unless the swarm has
grown so large as to crowd the hive
and they are going to found a colony,
or "swarm," as it is called; in which
case each family will need a soveriegn.
As soon as it is clear to the wiseacres
that it will be necessary to send off a
swarm, the bees go to work to make a
queen. A worker maggot, or if there
happens to be none in the hive, a
worker egg, is selected near the edge
of the comb. Two cells next door to
the one in which this maggot is are
cleared out, and the dividing walls are
cut down, so that three ordinary cells
are turned into one. The food which
the worker worm has been feeding on
is removed, and the little creature is
supplied with a new kind of food—a
royal jelly. Change of food, a larger
room, and a different position—the
queen's cell hung down instead of
being horizontal—these three changes
of treatment turn the bee that is devel
oping from a worker into a queen.
She is different in her outer shape, dif
ferent in almost all her organs, and
different in every single instinct.
There is nothing else in all nature that
seems to me more wonderful than this.
For fear that one queen may not
come out all right the provident little
creatures usually start two or three
cells at once. It is curious to watch
the first queen as she comes out. She
moves up aud down the combs, look
ing for other queen cells, and if she
finds one, she falls upon it in the
greatest excitement and stings her
rival to death. Sometimes, by acci
dent, two new queens come out at the
same time; then it is wonderful to see
th'j bees. They clear a space and
bring the two rival bees together, aud
then stand back to watch the fight,
and It is a royal fight indeed; a fight
to the death, for they never give up
till one or the other is fatally stung.
The victor is theu accepted as sover
An Oce;in Race.
A very interesting race between
three great ocean steamers ended at
Sandy Hook a few days since, without
disaster. The Austral and the Arizo
na left Queenstown on the 18th, ult.,
Sunday, at 9 o'clock in the morning.
The Aurania left at 4 o'clock in the
afternoon of the same day. The Ari
zona arrived at the bar a little over an
hour ahead of the Austral, aud the
Aurania came in a little later, beating
both of them in the matter of time.
While the managers of the great
competing lines of transatlantic travel
will be quick to depreciate the idea
the vessels were racing, it is not possi
ble to disguise the fact that such was
tht! case. It was an open secret that
there was to lie a race, and such con
tests, in one shape or another, are in
separable from the keen conception
which has been brought about by the
performances of the Oregon and Alas
is a Well Known Fact! In
the Diamond Dyes more coloring is
given than in any known Dyes, aud
they give faster and more brilliant col
ors. 10c. at druggists. They are a
great success. Wells, Richardson Si
Co., Burlington, Vt.
—The cow is the foster mother of
the family. See that she is kiudly
treated and well fed
M. Louis Pasteur, tbe celebrated
French chemist, claims to have discov
ered a complete cure, antidote, for hy
drophobia. To a Figaro correspon
dent he said; "Cauterization of the
wound immediately after the bite as is
well known, has been more orjless ef
fective, but from to-day anybody bitten
subsequently by any number of mad
"I have been devoting the last four
years to this subject, and have found
that the virus loses its intensity by
transmission to other animals. With
the rabbit, for instance, the virus in
creases, with the monkey it decreases.
I took the virus direct from the brain
of a dog that had died Irom acute hy
drophobia, and with this virus inocu
lated a monkey, which died. Then
with the virus, already weakened in
intensity, taken from this monkey, I
inoculated a second monkey. Thus
with the virus taken from the second
monkey I inoculated a third monkey,
and so on until I obtained a virus so
weak as to be almost harmless.
"Then, with ibis almost harmless
virus I inoculated a rabbit, the virus
being at once increased in intensity.
Then with the virus from the first rab
bit I inoculated the second rabbit, and
and there was another increase in the
intensity of the virus. Then with the
virus of the second rabbit I inoculated
a third rabbit, then a fourth, until the
virus had obtained its maximum inten
sity. Thus I obtained virus of differ
ent degrees of powed. I then took a
dog and inoculated him first with the
weakest virus from the rabbit, then
with the virus from the second rabbit,
then with the virus from the third rab
bit, and finally with the rabbit virus
of maximum intensity.
"After a few days more I inoculated
the doe with virus, taken directly from
the brain of a dog that bad just died of
acute madness. The dog upon which
I had experimented proved completely
insusceptible to hydrophobia. The ex
periment was frequently repeated, al
ways with the same successful result.
But my discovery does not end here.
I took two dogs and inoculated them
with virus taken directly from a dog
that had died of acute hydrophobia. I
let one of my two dogs thus inoculated
alone, and he went mad and died of
acute hydrophobia. I subjected the
second dog to my treatment, giving
bim the three rabbit inoculations, be
gining with the weakest and ending
with the strongest. This second dog
was completely cured, or rather, be
came completely insusceptible to hy
The Liquor Question.
In the Republican National Con
vention at Chicago, June 3, 1884, the
following memorial from the Woman's
Christian Temperance Union, was pre
sented by Mr. Donan:
THE MEMORIAL REAL).
The secretary read the) memorial as
'To the National Convention of the
Republican party: We, members of the
Woman's Christian Temperance Un
ion of the States herein represented by
the signatures of our officers, believe
that, wbile the poisoy habits of the Na
tion can be largely restrained by an
appeal to the intellect through argu
ment, to the heart through sympathy,
and to the conscience through the mo
tives of religion, the traffic in these
poisons will be best controlled by a
prohibitory law. We believe the
teachings of science and the golden rule
combine to testify against the traffic
in alcoholic liquors as a drink,the homes
of America, which are the citadels of
patriotism, purity and happiness, have
no enemy so reckless as the American
saloon. Therefore as citizens of the
United States, irrespective of sect or
section, but having at heart the protec
tion of our homes we do hereby respect
fully and earnestly petition you to ad
vocate and to adopt such measures as
are requisite to the end that prohibition
of the importion, exportation, manufac
ture and sale of alcoholic beverages
may become an integral part of the
National Constitution, and that your
party candidates shall be by character
and public pledge committed to a Na
tional prohibitory constitutional
(Signed.) Franoes E. Willarm,
Carolina A. Buell,
Mary A. Wooijbridge,
L. M. N Stevens,
The petition was referred to the
Committee on Rules.
—A poet sends a contribution enti
tled "Why do I Live?" This is easy
to uuswer. it is because he sends his
contributions to this office instead of
bringing them in person.
—An Irishman put up the following
notice: "Whoever is caught trespassing
upon those grounds will bo given forty
lashes on the bare back. Ilalf the pen
alty will be paid to the informer."
—When sowing small seed care
should be taken not to plant them too
deep, the smallest seeds need simply
to be covered, and the soil pressed
down on them to exclude the light.
—New decorative wall papers simu
late to perfection bronze, brass, old
and black silver, old gold and tinted
metals, while the designs for friezes,
dados and decorations are made up of
a mixture, conventionalized and realis
tic forms in high and low relief, in the
style of the best repousse and carved
—When a Piute doctor loses three
successive cases, tho Indians kills him
and elect another medicine man in
his stead. This accounts for tho fact
that all the Indian doctors have de
serted their tribes and gone to doctor
ing the white race. It doesn't make
any difference among civilized people
whether the doctor kills or cures.
The Goose Hangs High.
In Hung-ary this wretch was hung, and
ou the gallows (bund ; for in saloon*
when he was young, he would always hang
around. Ami when
he lear- ned, alas,
to love the intox
* * icat ing cup,
upon the slate
* O C* * which hung a
* i * bove he'd al
* = * ways hang it
* * * up. He got
I | the hang of
swearing, too. Gosh,h'ng
it, he would say and hang
his cap up eyeing you in quite a
hang dog way. A hang er-on, he
grew to be. His hand kerchief
was red, and if you met him
you would see him try to hang
his head. One night this hungry,
hun gry wretch his gra ndiuother
did slay, because she did not run
to fetch his din- ner right
'if away. Insan 5 ity an d
self-de fence in vain
his law .yer pi ead, for
when was iu the evi
dence, his li l'e hung
by a thread. Thus he
who took a drop too
much in life, tooK 1 in
death which was so
fiery that its touch just took
away his breath. May all
the wicked men
who kill, and to
the next world go, find
that a hangman with
his 'skill gives them their necks twirled low
—Some one recommends roasting
corn before leeding it to the hens, as a
means of promoting egg-laying.
—Colts should have a good sized
yard to exercise in, which ought to be
dry, so that they will not fill the hair
of the fetlock and pastern with mud,
which must be well cleaned if this oc
—The planting of the low lands
near the Garonne with forest trees is
estimated to have added $200,000,000
to the wealth of France, and a tract of
country formerly unhealthy and nearly
barren has in thirty years become pop
ulous, prosperous and active.
—Early matured beef is becoming
more and more popular every year. So
says the National Live-Stock Journal,
adding to it the prediction that "three
and four-year-old cattle will seldom be
seen in the market ten years from now,
unless from tbe unfenced range."
The American Cultivator recom
mends farmers to sow a patch of par
snips that being one of the root crops for
feeding to milch cows, and one that
can be wintered in the field, and taken
out in the early spring when other
roots have been used up or have de
teriorated from long keeping.
A nalysis of the twigs of both heal
thy peach trees and those affected by
the disease commonly known as the
"yellows" shows a decided lack of ash
ingredients in the diseased twigs, par
ticularly of potash and' lime- If this
be 80, the peach tree should bo well
supplied with these fertilizers.
—On the vexed question whether
large or small potatoes are best for
seed a Maine correspondent of the New-
England Farmer says that while he
does not deny that good crops have
many times been raised from small
seed, his own experience shows that
the continued use of such seed will in
variably result in utter failure.
—Sheep droppings, compressed into
solid cakes about two inches thick, are
now prepared for florists' use. it is
claimed that while it promotes growth
in a extraordinary degree, it will not
injure plants, even if used immoderate
ly, and that the liquid does not form
crusts and shelter fot insects on the
surface of the pots. A bag of 100
pounds is $3, and the same in powder
—lt ia said that half a teaspoon
ful of common table salt dissolved in a
little cold water and drank will instant
ly relieve heartbutn or dyspepsia. If
taken every morning before breakfast,
encreasing the quantity gradually to a
teaspoonful of salt to a tumbler
of water, it will in a few days cure an
ordinary case of dyspepsia, if at the
the same time due attention is paid to
the diet. This is certainly a simple
remedy, and easily tried.
Rosser Gets Even with Custer.
(Jen. Tom Rosser was a gallant Con
federate soldier. I saw him the other
day in the Girard House. Years and
his work on the Northern Pacific rail
road have told upon. He looks much
older than he did when he left the
Southern States poor to become an en
gineer for Jay Cooke. Rosser was
rather a picturesque character as a
leader of a division of rebel cavalry.
In a great degree ho resembled Custer,
whose classmate be was at West I'oint.
Once at Huckland Mills, in Virginia,
as he was driven out, he left a message
with some ladies at a farm bouse for
the gallant leader who died on the Hig
Horn. I tread:
"You have disturbed me at break
fast. I owe you one, and I'll get even
He was as good as his word. He
allowed Custer to cross the creek, then
swooped down upon him while his
command was brewing coffee. It took
Custer twenty-four hours to gather his
soldiers after this dash. Rosser has
made money and has a fine position.—
—A Connecticut man says that
ground bono has boon found to l»« an
excellent fertilizer for the grass croy.
Worked into the soil with the harrow
at the time of seeding down, its good
effects are seen for yearn. It IM espec
ially valuable on rotten, wet or heavy
lands, and in seeding down old pas
Learn a trade young man. It
will give you a solid foundation on
which to begin ilfe. You may as well
attempt to erect a house on sandy soil
without foundation as to build a career
without somo practical knowledge. It
is a fact that there are nearly as many
young men in the penitentiaries of this
country learning trades as there are
outside of them.