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ESTATE OF JOHN WOLFORD
LAI EOF BOX EC AI. TP.
I>ett'-r» of a'ln:,nMi..'ioii iiaviDg been KKinted
to ti.e undesigned in the esiate of John « ol
lord, ti'-e'd- i;A- of i> J nn.'al :p. Butler <Kiuuty,
P;i.. atLi-erv.ns knowing tbetaselves indebted
Ui •ii<l*-tate will please make immediate pay
metit and anv hav ittg clain.s agaii.st sa:d
will present theai duly authentieated lor settle
ment. ✓ • HAEEim WOLF'JKD.
Karii.iarts Miiis, V. O.
F. H. Jio.v.viK.
Souota. F. O.
S. F. Bowser. Att'y. Administrators,
Estate of C. A. McKinney.
LATE OF CO*SOQCXJT*anS'S TWP.. VE C O.
I>.tteri t/. -'ameniao oa the estate of C. A.
McKintev. k-,-1.. (Jec'd. lai-; of Connoqueneeslnir
twp.. But;-ro;.. Fa- bavin," been grant*. 1 U»
the u4nKMC all \* tnowing Bj»»-
W-. Ives LndeMed to said estate will make
dlate pawned. -lid an;, having
hal<l will present them tiuiy autkenutat
ed tor settlement. x
Uobekt McKi<t>'ET,» rv rs.
A. r. McKisssr. /
< onnoquenetviiug I*. 0.. Buuer OQ-. Fa.
Estate of David Humeil,
LAKE OF CIIEKKV TWF-, I»F.C'<L
v-stamentai;." on lite eotut«-- of
Bum-:;. d. lat. : Cberry twp.. Bsrtter Co..
Fa la. -.-j! been granted Uj ' he un .••r-u.L* - all
I r»£' '• n lad-btc-d to -4(1
#'-t "ii** v. 1 • l iittunbdiiiU; payment
SldMiyaSv^ : AlSsagalwK said e»tat> ; wUI
UPrw-nt tliein duly authenticau-d lor settlement.
' ' THOS. 11KUUAM.I. gy-rn
I, 11CMKLL. /
Coalv me I*. U., liuticr < 0.. Fa^
Estate of David Marshall,
LATE OF PROSPECT, DEC'D.
• letteni rjf idaiiribtrjt: . La*. it»i? bee & grau J
tot!'- •ij/iT'e.tefie'ion tiie --.* a'». ol lia l -J - 1
fchaU i_-! d«Cd late of Vr -;f- t BuUer '.0.,
Va., all : • r-'>fs KLO-.vlng th-iL.s«-.ve* udeMfia
UifilJ ' '••••' - ■•'*". *
W.il ' • - * " ' : -
m< ui MAKTUA MAiOiiALL. A-na x
m Fr>speci, BuiK-r Co., Pa.
Lcr. McQutetion, Att y.
KjTaTE Of K. M. DBC U.
Vfher l-ti'-r- of admlni-.trailon have been
•rant' Iby th- Kr&v-r ol B-r.ler_'.ou: ; .1 a..
to lb" js*-' r»:u'i. -J on tb- ' o. i«. 11 -
X* 1 it.- ol BU.T ~ v. p. i: lller < oust}. I'a*.
itecd all irr-'M V 'LO kjo*.V them-elk-s lx»-
deUe'j -aid estate w.U maie
pay it m. and having
iame v. ill present.Uiem properly authtnUtaled
lor settlement to the undersigned.^
Jons K*ki:i- jN
Far*; '' .'"', i' O•I a, _ 4dßl»«J»K**.
"KHTATK OF CUBIVrOFHKH M iIK HAKI-.
LATE OF CLAY TOW.V IIIf, I>V.<. U.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Christopher McMichael, dee'd, late of Ciay
township, Uutiet county, I'a., having
sranted to the under-.gne-l. All persons
knowing themselves indebted to fcaid estate,
will plei'.-e make immediate payment, and
any having clainjs agai'ist said estate, wiu
pre.*at theai duiy authenticated for settle
mt:l>l' JAPHIA McMICHAEL, Ex'r.
Et'CLID F. 0., Butler Co. Fa.
TOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
FtHM of 17." a/.r'--, n'-ar It it station. '' .'"r**"
Improved laud, eonvenlent t<# Fittsbun: ; nam
Is ;w/x'/' ai:d ':'/st 4 L'S/,-->• an nev. - a g XKI
C rtAihu Irame hoov-. k orchard. 1 tite *'■>«•
MiOilT I'AV a « A-n I'll ! KKK.v K on a trade.
We hai <- mall larsre laroisfor tale or trail":
Patent wid Fetision pi ;stct«ed. l.ead
the new o -n.ion jaws and write to i ■>
j 11. »TEVKNMi> 'ti &Co s Agency,
li/o i .ftli Ave.. Flttaburg, Fa
Application for Pardon.
Sf/tjcc is hereby given that I, tt illiam Mc-
Kecrer, of Butler ( 0., Fa., wnvicttd of as
sault end twttery in tie Court of Quarter
feeMiions of Butler Co.. Fa., No, •i'! March
sessions, 1887, will apply for pardon before
the Board of Pardons in Harrisburg, Pa., at
the next meeting of *aid Board the third
Tuesday of May, being the 17th day of
April 22, 1887.
lAUen te*umeiiUry bavin# t**u granted w
th'; imdtrr*\znf*l on Uw of Hob^rt
■newer. ili-caned, late of 1 wp. I'■ i t l'T
C«., Pa., all perhon* knowing tneiaielve* lu
t/i < will male- Immedla"- oay
inent. and those bivlnz«:l«M»i>iralnn'. «aM i«-
ta Us will fjr i-!jt tii- Kam<; properly authenticat
ed fur aettlem'-nt
April is. >7. I' aaurevHle, U'ltler Co.. I'a.
Notice in Insolvency.
ID the ii.afher of the application of J'erry
Bncker for the benefit of the insolvent law*.
JIfll) No. 1, March T. I«t7, of the Court of
Common Flesui of Butler county, Penn'a.
Wherea*, Perry Uric!t«-r, residing nearrar
vertville, liuffaliftownship, said county, by
occupation a farm laborer, did at the March
Serious of said court, r<re»»ut bin petition
•skin z for the benefit of the infc'jlrent I***
of thi» Commonwealth.
And wherea*, the *aid court made an order
fixing the first Monday of June, A. I). \'~7,
•t the Court Jlou-e in Butler a> the time ar;<l
place for hearing *aid application.
Notice i« hereby given thai *aiJ hearing
will then and ther» take place pursuant to
Mid order, when all partie* interewted may
attend if they «ee proper to no do.
TUOMI'SOA, Ml JC.NiiIN A </AI.DBRATII,
Attorney* for J'erry BricWer.
Notice in Divorce.
Mary BafUnfclder by her wxi friend Ch
A. A. Obi vs. Conrad Battenfeldcr.
In Common I'iea* of Butler county, A.D
No. U9, Die. Term IHM.
To Conrad JJattenl'ehler Iteipondent:
The and alia* *ubpo*na in the
aboye suted case having been regularly i«-
•ued tifid returned nun nt irumtut, you are
hereby notified to appear at a Court of Com
mon I'l»a» to If. helif at Butler in and for the
county of Butler, btafe of Penniiyltania, on
the fimt Mori-fay of June next, to answer the
petition or libel filed in said raw.
PKTKB K BAM 18,
May 3, 18#7. Sheriff.
By virtue of an order of the Orphan*'
Court of Butler county, the undersigntd
trustee appointed by said court, will expose
to public ou t/:ry on the pre mi ken in Buffalo
township, Butler Co., I'a , ou
TUESDAY, MM 31, 1887,
at one o'clock P. M., the following described
real estate, being purpart* No*. 2 and '.} m
partition of real ittate of Win, Hem lug,
PL'UPAUT NO. 2.
Bounded on the north by purpart So. one
of said e-tite, on the east by lauds of Chan.
Klsenrath, dee'd, and VV'm. B. Tucker, south
by land* of Juo. l.lliott and Jacob Hirmner*
and bv land/ of Geo. and Jacob Him
merx and Jne. l-lliotl, containing <<!> acre*.
PURPAST N<>. j.
Bounded north by land* of Jam :i Fleming*
heirs, easi by land* of Hnmiiel If. Fleming,
aouth and we>t by purpart No. one of *aid
estate, containing t acr< i and 120 perche<,
fine-third i'i hand on confirmation of *a!e
by the court, halan e iu two e«jual annual
iiiktallriiirit* with interest. Delerred pay
ment* to be secured by IXOK! and mortgage.
W. 11. BBANIION,
Butler l'a. ( May, 3, ltn7. Tru*t*e.
Butler County's h\ Farms
Containing I-JO Acres.
All under u high stale of cultivation; no
wa<te land; under good fence*, a large
EIGHT-ROOM IK AM K HOUHK,
almost new, with cellar under the whole
house, tt large fr;yrr- bank barn, fAix't'i, a
thre<- huiidri il dollar spriog house,
and all other iie< <-s*ary outbuild
ing*. Kxcelleut water.
OAK AND CHESTNUT TIMBER
(J'Kil on-hnrd. ( hoice fruit of all kind*.
Chorchc and i-ch'iol* convenient. Tin*
farm iu located on the I'nionville
one mile from Mt, Chestnut and five mile*
from Butler, ami will he *old on ea*y
term*. Immediate possession will be given
Call on or aildresa
T. W. Vol NO,
Mt. Cfaeatnut, Pa.
farms, Hills,rnal l.»n<ls, Kir., In tYi-stem I'riin
*r«nla, by *V. J. KIHK AOHIN, Freeport, I'a.
Kvery Monday in Krefport and every Tuevlay
at PUtaburgh, 12a Filth Ave , 2d floor. Hend
lor printed list, may w,W.iy.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
1. 5 dnaerm* u **" «* c-iplunt U
txelmci*,! it wakbJ, rnd
prwHsa* the tone of lie cpaem. to prUK »»y
far Rapid Dfec^iae.
1 1 BESTTSaI ?
Qsicklj-snd eoreplotelf « nre» l>? m all
iw forms. Heartburn, Belch in*-Tn.. tins the
Food. etc. It et ncL"'i tr»d purifies the c.iood.m :a;o
--lat*-» tie apt■eiit** and aid- ti.e aawui-ataoo of fooa.
B*v J t: t:*e b«/cored witf of the
F.-m Reformed Ca_r h, B*.uro' re. Ma ?&ye
- iiann* j**! fcro = Iron B.U' ~ for D; ;-pFia
and I ndi»:; ~ I t •• rrear j i<-a«-m
XDendin* :t nighl/. Aifco c it a - »endid t'-iaO
and and v ry •' - niciiJ'-Lii.jf
Hos JOSEFS C. SUIT. o-ui*® of Circtut Court,
Clinton Co.. Ind . ; ► It' ir mw. cheerful te*u
«3o;.j lo tte efcci-cy of Bro-rc't Irto Bict«zs lot
Dyspepsia, &nd u a losic '* , .
Gez.above Trade Hark and cros«*-d r*-d .iziej
an wrapper Take no olbrr. Made' m* br
B1&0VVA ( iii.JliC AL CO., BALiliioliti Mil.
—• »■ ■ -v £3
L P F § "ft
k3* ?fl B/r * L |ft
ti P& i CI i
EEGTJLATE TEE BOWELS.
Ciis'* dMMMHt"f tlie entire «j:,tem. and h«v
~ . •,■ ■ut t.'tz .i i'fltttol. !'• t
| c ; V; iit.-' • -oto Headache. ker.-ctlv,
y. -r" (.fo. :r . V •■'< ■" 11 s« ■v. r-.
I t '.'j-i irrit-ii/e Temper and other •ymp-' H'J.
t •, •' • f.»'« t;-» > Ter<-r f r 'l'ikiricv. or ./.-■ -•«• >
t . .'loas. Begulsr toMtot body alosecaacor
f - . • J >r ; '!nloa a» Tut'S Pills. Ky th*-lr U--J
I • o ;y U --Viem reuovated, but in coiue
*:„?,/ !».- J.fcfrnotdous chAr*e« tl.cJ» created,
t*. f.—; ;r of »MUfcv.-tton: tfte n.-a
--a.-.: tt.cre Is «.n <-x> ijAr.-.tl'in of "-'"'j
tf. - * vit. ari l j*er?« ct 6 &2U>c trtfcpVAJtft t—•
lu.l ta: /jne&t of LealtlL
sjecßnr or BEAUTY
In htaltb. Tlic- secret of health !■ the
pnrver to «Si7e-t a proper oaanllty «1 loo<l.
? bi«can nc*cr be c«ne when the liver do«-«
botu' t itapni-t. ItlitUe dHvliig v*beel la
the inecba nf am of t.ian, nnd vvheo It !■> out
ot order, th« whole *y»tein become* de
ranged, niitl Fever, IJyi.pcpi.ia, *irk Heau
rchr, ( uall jpn 11 on < JaanfiicCt Bilioott oi
lc Hi:d (General ni hility eiißue. To reatnro
tlif function-ii< th«: l.lver aud impart that
lii-.iuty which always ntt.-uiin a health/
<;oa»titution. Dr. TuU'n tlver PHlnoro
recmnmetid'.'il. They are cot a cure-all.
but arit d< kIL-ueil » ilely lor the dUordered
Liver übtl the dlocuaca which it produce*.
Tutt's Liver Pills
611R UP THE TORPID LIVER.
60£I> B¥ ALI. I>UCtiG.LSTS, 85c.
Without doxii/T the KEST TLMIA. When
tjmlj td to aay c,f or wjnn.oax, ln*t*nt
relief I* felt. l*m')bvs}c,aid» arH.p,Bcre ltu»-
c.«, (J«Toro Atßtraiu. Kidney Djtu'i,
ateur-e.tii.ia car ity eort ot •or'.r.eia in ai.y part
yield inataiitly to the ami
.n.np properties ot the H'.p ?j* 4 .er, Virtue* of
freeh Hop*. Buri u -"' ) y Ktth and foreign O-itnj.
combined in a sweet 3rd n»T'-r £t...nz Tortjus
TJfd fc'.d rw.n3mer,d«l by uoeta of
paoole. EO'J-. 6 f-jr (1. everywhere. Mailed for
lyrTrjc. Prop'» HOP PLABX" JTII CO.. Kasa.
OF PDBE COD LIVER OIL
And Hypopftcsphiies of Lime & Soda
Almost as Palatableas Milk.
Thfl only of COD I.IVEB Oil, that
can be t'lksrj rut/ lily ai-d tolerated for a long tiaie
bjr d<-ll> ate »t<ii/i«< hs.
ini is i KK*»:riT to 2 ro\^TTfPTro?r,
fifftllH'MHH Al It.l IIOK. AVAI'IU, (,1-V
--LBaF' iikiiii.nr. <.oio!iH AM» in:ii)AT iF
«i,<t «ii \v*-,iiv(i h!'-oi!iir:iis OF
i ßilDiir. II
rl)s~<l n.'id by tiuj Lui* iShytlcl&DM
in tio courjtri«rM of tbo world.
f *»T H ulr ft.y *ll «>. ur-^lsti.
f' r f'ui/jiih * t ',n Wa-' in/ A -
Catarrh. i;LY n s
jfy He3tores tho
u.iA.| \ quick Bell of.
HAY-FEVER A poHltlvocure
A purtlcle . • i: pli -l into <-;ieh nostnl a.'ii It
..lIT ' i'i.' I'r'■ /<i iul - i m ill
-r.'l tcr' d '/ii i». i,r ulantfc" 1'.1.V illt'iri •
Swithin C. Shortlidge's Academy,
I'i mil'--, from Illlln4< Iphla. Kl>"l pri ■'• CO.' m
evry CXJH'II;-,'- « n l>v.i ■, .">'o •••i.ra
;>'o i/jcld''ijiul <• j»< ii '•- %o ( xnmliifl
tlon lor [Jltril- ion. 'I w-!m • |>< rl'-nccil ti-.icli
«-r«, .-ill lo' fi ao'l ■ I v.i aOoiiii - lal opnor
liiiiliii-H lor .»(>' o'l'-ot.'i to a'lvaii"- r.ipi'l.y.
Hijei lul drill lor <lul uWI hiici-Wiirfl 1,0-. Pit
trons 01 1; o icni 1 MI.Y select any HWUM or
ciioo « l.l»e i<-/n\.ir Knicl !i. Scientific, liuxlnr .1,
«"1.1 cul or < lvll ICnthnei rlu:-r our .• -• . I'-ut -.
iilii<-'l i.t M'-'lla Ac-i'l'-my ant now In llarva'd,
V:d«*. I'tlncclon : "1 I' O other "'ollefflM and
I'ol 1 •' Illllc I. ,! -, 1' luil.:lll.1 hl-l,' 1.0 Col
le/c in I ■l3 In ih i. 10 In In lo A
Kradual.lnjf cl;i-,;iry j '-.if In lite < < miner '-|l
<!eiiarlui'-(:t. A Pli' J a! . ml 1 1,1 i,l' I !.;• li
ra'oir '/vmn:i -.lum .i cl t' :11,1,1. I. I>l v,
artd< <1 to Übraiy in t-ns. I'liy-1»-. 1 afiparauts
doulil' lln uvi. M« dla 1> : uev««n ' liurefi' ,1 aii'l
a U intX iMU' i: •linrl.'r v/ljkli jirolill,li . 1110 h..|c
of ail InUiXleatlli;: 'lili.: . Kor 1.-w lllu il.rat.ea
elreijlur :iil<trer-. 1 Hi' I'rin'lti;il and l'roprlel ir
hWITHIS t SIIOIiri.ll)(,K, A. M , (lli.rvaril
tiraduute; Media, pa. 8-fl nft-iy
—A K D
J. U. PUBVIB. 1,. O. I'UKVIP,
S. G. Purvis & Co.
HAWU/AC'TIIHKItii ItSiLlSTtn I*
Rouch and Pianod Lumber
l If KVFP.Y CUXITIOM,
HID- ' G.
Biackets.Guaged Cornice Soarfe
SHINGLES & LATH
PLANING MILL AND YARD
wrU er uimii ('til lioll i' ()li u rcli
For Kensington, Arrascno
AND . OUTLINK .WOItK DOW E,
Aleo 1': one, lu aame (dven hy ANNIK M
LOVVMAN, Not lb htrw;t ( liullcr, I'a.
jn- JjO ly
Over the blossoming hedges
Heavy with ail perfnuies,
Swcetlr to-iav there floateth
The breath of the licac plumes
The odr.r bear? nie backward
To the heart of another May,
When the mo*y sprays were tossing,
In the air of a fateful day—
A dav when the purple splendor
Calae florin? a narrow life,
And the potnp of life *B-royal pazeant
Displaced iu- caim with strife.
I the biossotnir.g loensts
That drooped our way,
The spicy ni'nf, the =as^afra«,
All otlorb of the May.
And even in the hush of night
The old time w.tii me stems,
Ar.d ii.'d-c breath a.nd apple bloom
Are with me in mv dreams.
Tlu' Master fiiackuttth.
15V JOHN N. DICKEY.
Vou would cever have imagined it
from the turn of Lis lip-?. They
were ao ordinary pair indeed when
iin repose, which, to tell the exact,
! truth, was not often; but this morning
; tbey were puckered op in the most
; comical manner, wrinkling Lis
cheeks, and giving h'.s whole physi
ognomy a distorted and distressed
aj pearaDce, painful to behold. But
ihe was an excellent whietler. Of
j that there not the smallest
i doubt. Clear, resonant, trilling up
j at.d down the mazy labjrinihs of two
; octaves, with never a false note; his
' hands in his pockets, his tattered
i fctraw hat throwu back on his curly
! head, his sturdy feet, brown and b-ire,
kicking little clouds of du9t in the
road which wound along the base of
a atony hillside, almost at white
heat beneath the ra ji of the noonday
Suddenly the music ceased. Evi
dently our musician bad whistled
him.=elf out of a brown study into
into some sort of a decision, for he
stopped, picked up a pebble, and
tosed it over the fence with a jerk
' Yes, I'll do it. I don't like it bat
she'll never find it out. I'm pretty
near wore out thinkin' fore and
tLirikin' agin, aud haviu' first one
side, and then t'other. Bu f it is
over with at and ain't I glad of
it, though ?"
With quickened footsteps he now
turned to the right and ascended the
hill, entering a small cottage sur
rounded by a well-kept lawn, bor
dered bv a choice collection of annu
al flowering plants, now ia the height
of their beauty.
'Well, mother," —to a slender,
pale-faced woman who stood at an
ironing table—"l've decided. Its all
right. Gadford's got me. Thought
it all over, just as you said. I'll be
gin with him to morrow, if he says
"You're sure, now my son—very
Hure it's your own will aa'l choice?"
replied Lis mother, anxiously.
"Dead Hure," returned the lad
stoutly. "Uf course, a blacksmith's
apprentice cant put on BO many high
toned aifH aa if he wa- studyin' medi
cine, hut that ain't anything you
•'Have you ever put on any airs,
Jerry, or have you ever desired to?"
answered the good woman, laughing,
"No, no, of course not,"—a little
impatiently. "I>ut in tho eyes of
other folks, you know, 'Dr. Atmau'
would—would sound more dignified
like than 'Jerry Atman, blacksmith,'
—wouldn't it, now?"
"Tbe trade your father followed,
and tbe reputation he earned an a
good workman and an honest man."
returned the widow, with sparkling
eyes, "sounded an well in the ears of
this community as that of Dr. Fields,
who haH HO kindly offered to take
you into hiH office. You might
make an excellent physician- -that
remain", to he proven; but an a black
smith, you are nure of success from
the very start."
"Oh ; vi.rt, any one can learn that
trace, retorted Jerry, a little bitterly,
so much HO he strove to disguise the
tone with a feeble whistle.
"Hy no means," returned Mrs. At
man, quickly. "Master blacksmiths
are rare. To shoe a horse well is iri
itself an art. Why not begin with
the determination of becoming an ar
tist in iron? You inherit your fath
er's talents. Don't be ashamed of
them. Remember, my son, you need
not, if you will not,remain chained to
the forge (or life."
•Jerry sprang to his feet with a
shining face and tossed bin hat aeross
the room, "(jod bless you for say
ing that, mother! if 1 am man
enough to make a chain, 1 can cut the
links when I want to, can't I ?
JJurraL! Hurrah! Godford forev
Blaketon was a email village neat
ling among the hills in the southern
part of Ohio.
Among the many institutions of
this village, which gave it name and
fame throughout the country, was a
lorifr, low, rambling structure, black
with the smoke of fifty years. Here
the fire* in two forges were constant
ly ablaze, and the merry music of
hammer and anvil could he heard at
all seasons of the year, regardless
alike of wind and weather.
The presiding npirit <>f thin of thin
eKtablinhment wan an eccentric, mid
dle-aged man, witli a tongue ever
wagging over the Hmall goanip of the
neighborhood, which he benevolent
ly din penned to the group of idiom
who bel'Jom failed to give him more
or ICHB of an audience. Thin fact be
ing recognized, Home unknown party
had dubbed the shop "(jadford'rt Har
It wan a cold frosty morning in
November, Mr. (jadford had begun
work. For a wonder In wan alone.
A cireuiiiHtance HO unuHual, appar
ently bad ita elJ'ect, lor be dropped
bin liamtiyir and went to the door.
"1 wonder what's the matter with
Jerry thin morning?" be muttered, an
he filled birt pipe and Hfjuiuted up and
down the long htreet. "First day
he'« been off time nince be started in,
iSomcthin'rt up or down with him,
Martin. I never Haw a boy HO bent on
gettiri at a trade in my lil;;, but h'j'n
try in ' to move willi it a leetle too
f'tnt for a beginner. Some nay that
couceity foikH in the kind that wiriH
I wonder if they do ? I never
thought nothiii' of mynelf -nothin' at
all; and look at me now ! 1 don't
think there'll a horse in the State I
can't nhoe to a notch, nor any work
in iron I ain't up to. Solid worth i«
what taken the lead, but Htuckupitive
ne-HH, never! 1 u, U'MH I'll have lo drop
thin 'prentice of mine a peg or two.
All 1 hope i« there won't be any
broken bonea!" and he turned to bin
forge with a chuckle.
(Jouhiderably out of breath, Jerry
Atniau bounded into the whop, tOHrted
j ofi his coat, nnd was in his leather
j ttpron in a jiffy.
"Couldn't help it, Mr. Gadford.
Mother's sick. My aunt is there
now, fir, and I guess I'll be on time
after this," as he took a shovelful of
coals from his master's forge to light
"No excu-e needed in a ease like
this"' replied the blacksmith, slowly,
i "No fault to find with you on that
"Any fault to find anywhere, sir?"
qneried his apprentice, the roar from
the bellows almost drowning bis
I "Not gene'Uy, not 'tickerly, boy;
| but still I might say, in a fatherly
kind of a way, that you're gettin'just
a little too sriiart for a cub."
i " -Too smart for a cub'—what do
j you mean, sir ?" cried our hero, with
■ a flushed face.
"What do I mean?" replied his
master, with a loud laugh—"why,
i jist what I've said, of course. What
have I been doin' these thirty years ?
; Tendin' to my trade, havn't I ?
When I worked as a 'prentice I acted
like one. You don't, you see. Who
} ever hecrd of a feller in your place
studyia' grammar, and borrowin'
• books to read after eight? When
I you go home, doo like I did —keep
' your mind on your bis'ness. Don't
j think of nothia' but that. I don't
want no scholar here for a cub, nor
no one that stands off from the crowd
aad won't be drawed into no talk un
less its related of to some eddicated
thing or uotLer. Yoij're soarin' too
much, young man. I dou't like it.
Nobody else does. Now git to work
and quit it!"
Jerry stood for one moment irreso
lute. His face was hot with passion,
and a savage rejoinder was on his
tongue, but he thought of his mother.
In spite of his narrowness, his mas
ter was kind, and an excellent work
man. So he turned on his heel and
whistled. Mr. (Jadford glared at him
savagely out of the corner of his eye,
and had it ou his lps to order the
music stopped, but thought better of
it, and poauded his thumb with the
Blaketown could bost of but one
dry goods store, but that was an un
usually large and extensive one for so
small a place. Mr. Silas Upton, the
proprietor, had done a thriving busi
ness that pleasant April day, and he
watched the sun declining behind the
bills with no particular regret. But
trade was not done yet, apparently,
for no less a person than our friend
Jerry Atman entered, and advanced
toward the counter.
"Aad what can I do for you, my
frieud'" inquired the merchant, rub
bing his hands, and smiling bland
"But very little, air; hardly worth
your time aud trouble; only a pair of
suHpenderH, aud not very expensive
"Here they are, strong aa a rope,
aa elastic as—an you are, I take it,"
glancing at the young man's large,
They look like good ones, that's a
fact. You needn't mind doing them
up. I will pay you Saturday night
when I get my wages."
With a deft movement, Mr. Upton
snatched the suspenders from the
purchaser's hands, and tossed them
back into the box, with the word:
' Don't begin that way, young
man ! Don't start out in life by ask
ing credit. Come, let me give you a
lesson. Pay as you go. If you can't
pay, don't buy ! That is the way I
began. It's the only way to begin.
Don't spend your money before you
get it. That's my advice, and you'll
thank me for it some day.
It in needless to inform the reader
that our friend Jerry was somewhat
astonished, not to say embarrassed,
at the turn affairs had taken. He
knew well enough, disguise it under
the form of advice aH he might, that
the merchant hesitated to trunt him,
even for HO small a sum. He had
never before felt so lowered in bin
own estimation. This did him good.
His thoughts flew fast. Suppose ho
should act on the advice HO freely
given? it was sound enough. Let
him ahow no ill-will and bear it like
a man. When this resolution was
taken, he held out his grimy hand,
with the words:
"You havejhit me hard, Mr. Upton,
and I should lie to you if 1 said it
didn't hurt. But I think it will do
rne good. lam pretty sure 1 shall
never forgot it. Will you shake
It was now the merchant's turn to
show perplexity. It is very likely
he would prefered losing the whole
box of suspenders to such hearty ac
ceptance of his fatherly counsel.
With an embarrassed Hmile he took
the outstretched hand, and winched
as he felt the firm pressure of the
fingers against his own. His well of
advice being pumped dry, ho had
nothing more to add, as his would-be
customer touched his hat and took his
At precisely half-past six o'clock
Saturday night Jerry entered the
store and purchased a pair of suspen
ders, paying for them on the spot
The clerk made the sale, and Mr.
Upton, busied with his books, looked
up with a perplexed countenance,
scratched the bridge of his nose re
flectively, and was lost again
"I tell you he's above his bis'ness,"
exclaimed Mr. (jadford, one bright
May morning, to a group of his old
cronies win lounged about the Har
bor, in idle conversation. "There'a
no doubt about that in my mind. A
pretty blacksmith he is, to be ever
lastin'ly readia' an' studyin'! He
isn't one of UH, that he isn't! I've
tried my bent to reform him, but
'tain't no use. He's in a manner—in
a manner, I say, a disgrace to the
trade, and I'm ashamed of him !" and
the outraged blacksmith kicked a
piece of iron spitefully to one side
with his heavy boot, and began fill
ing his pipe as a solace for his ruffled
"lln learned the trade, anyhow,
didn't he?" queried old John Oliver,
a superanuuted wagon-maker, who,
presuming on his ago and infirmities,
often asked diaagreeable <|<ientioDH.
I don't say UH lie hasn't retorted
Mr (Jadford, moodily. "iie nerved
his time, and i don't turn out no poor
workman—no, not if 1 kno<v it I
don't; hut learnin' and blacksmithiu'
won't mix, no more nor oil and
water. Why, 1 know it for a fao'
that he's got u library—a library,
gentlemen"—here the speaker spat
on his hands and grasped his hammer
aa if desirous of demolishing it forth
with—"and reads everything, asso
ciates with Preacher Hanks, changes
hooka with him, you know, and talks
over thoology and thingH, just as if--
aa if he wasn't a blacksmith.
BUTLER. PA., FRIDAY, MAY 13, 1837
Where'd I have been to-day if I had
started out by puttin' on airs an' get
tin' above my business? But I didn't. |
I stuck to my trade, and now where i
am I? Where am I, eb?"
"Right here, Sammy, right here,"
replied Mr. Slabton, a near and dear
friend, who acted in the capacity of
"Yes, right here, as a fixture and a
success; does anyone dispute that?"
The awful silence which followed
this query was its only answer.
"Now, how did I do it?" continued
Mr. Gadford, in a slightly mollified
voice, "By mindin' my own bis'ness
an' lettin' the fine arts alone. Jerry
Altaian will never build up a charac
ter in this country. He's a dividin'
himself too much; an' a house, as the
Scriptures plainly say, divided agin'
itself, great will be the fall thereof!"
"Reckon you haven't heard the
news?" inquired Mr. Oliver, who did
not not appear particularly overpow
"No! What news?" from the Har
bor in chorus.
"Got his patent yesterday. Told
me all about it. Something new, too
a plow harrow; that is, a harrow
so made that it can be attached to
any plow, and level the ground as it
is turned over. He's had an offer for
the State already, but says he will
manufacture it himself. He's started
the old Sadlet shop, and will start as
soon as be can get things together.
That is all. I'll be around to-mor
row, as usual," and the old man limp
ed slowly away.
Silas Upton was a good business
man. Not ouly was he convinced of
this himself, but the community at
large held the same opinion. Hut
good business men sometimes make
mistakes. Mr. Upton had done so
Such a simple thing, too. He had
only written his name below that of
a friend, mere to comply with a mat
ter of form. His friend had unfor
tunately failed in his enterprise and
left the country; and Mr. Upton woke
up one morning to find himself called
upon to pay a note of several thous
and dollars. This he did in his usual
brusque, business-like manner, fully
aware that he would have nothing
left—that he would be a ruined man.
Everybody wondered "how he was
going to get along now." They
shook hands mounfully with him,
and in a dejected manner, with the
cheerful suggestion that, after all, "it
might be worse you know," which
was comforting indeed.
Jerry Altman, blacksmith, was
making a success of his business. He
had got all the capital he wanted by
selling some territory, and no more
was for Bale at any price. He had
turned manufacturer himself, and was
still scheming, and this was what
brought him down to Gadford's Har
bor so early in the morning. The
proprietor of that resort was hard at
work, and he greeted our hero with a
Jerry didn't seem to notice Lis cold
reception at all. He was too full of
business for such small matters. "I
have come to make you aa offer," he
"I don't want no offer!" replied hia
old master, intent upon his work.
"I'll make it anyway. My patent
is a success. I never expected so
simple a thing to meet the approba
tion of everybody. Orders are com
ing in so rapidly I cannot fill them.
-'Tow, I want to let out the contract
for the iron work to some man mas
ter of -his business. You are that
man. If I prove to you that accept
ance of this contract will net you
three dollars to the one you now re
ceive, will you take hold of it?"
Mr. Oadford laid down his hammer,
took off his hat and scratched his bald
head in a feeling manner, as he glan
ced with a dismayed look at his
former apprentice. He saw his op
portunity. The voice of the com
munity was too strong for him now.
He knew this young man was a
power, and he felt it. Had he dealt
fairly with the vounster? No, he
hadn't. Then why should the
youngster deal fairly with him? This
was his religion. It was a very poor
one, but it was the best, he had.
•'I ain't in no shape to ask favors
of you Jerry Altman," he answered
"Why, I am not conferring a favor,
lam anking one, Mr. (Jadford. Lit
tle do I care what you have said. It
is a sign of small timber to bend be
fore every blast. Come, now, let's
figure a little; and as you are pretty
good in that line, prove rae wrong tf
Mr. Silas Upton had almost made
up his made up his mind to move to
the county seat. He had the offer of
a clerkship at a very small salary, but
that was better than nothing. A
loud knock at the door roused him
from his half formed decision. He
opened it, and in walked Jerry Alt
"I called to pay yon a debt of
gratitude, sir," he said, in hia bluut
"Debt of gratitude? I do not under
stand," replied Mr. Upton as he
handed hia visitor a chair.
"I stand your debtor, neverthe
less," returned our hero, as he unroll
ed a small package and produced a
pair of suspenders. "l)o you recog
nize them, sir?"
"I—l think I do," stammered the
merchant, with a painful flush.
"These are the very ones I bought
and paid for that memorable Satur
day evening after I received my
week's wages of two dollars. I never
wore them. I look them home and
laid them away. When I felt like
asking credit in any enterprise since
then 1 have looked them over before
coming to a decision, and they have
always carried the day. Whatever
of success I make or will make, dales
from the time I purchased this sim
ple article. Now I need a man to
travel in the interest of my patent,
and to sell to the trade. I want you
I cannot afl'ml large wages to begin
with, but if seventy five dollars a
month and expenses will suit you,
may to-morrow, if you like."
"Oh, Jerry, Jerry, you cut me to
the heart!" cried Mr. Upton, the
tears standing in eyes "To think
that my lack of confidence in you—"
"That has nothing to do with it,"
interrupted the manufacturer, with a
nervous laugh. "Will you or will
you not—that is the question?"
It is needless to state that Mr. Up
ton did not need much persuasion,
and entered upon his duties with
alacrity and vim.
Oadford's Harbor snddenly devel
oped into a three story brick, and a
great many Idle craft that formerly
moored in its waters set sail in the
employ of the owubr. In Jerry's
office, directly above the desk, a pair
suspenders hang in an ele
gant frame. Mr. Gadford, foreman
of the shops, and Mr. Upton, the
traveling salesman, now stockholders
in the concern, are alone in the secret
of what is the cause of much wonder
ment to the gossips of the neighbor
Odd Things in China.
The highest ambition of a Chinese
gentleman is to have a nice coffin and
a fine funeral.
They feed their friends sumptuous
ly when dead, but let them take care
of themselves the best they could
Old women instead of the young
are the idle belles of society.
The highest recommendation a
young man can have is the fact of his
having a wife.
A bachelor is likened to a counter
feit coin; he is looked upon with sus
picion even by members of his own
Love making is only done three
days after marriage. It is not only
considered the safest way to get
ahead of a rival, but the surest way
to get a wife without losing much
A previous acquaintanceship be
tween the male and female prevents
them from marriage. For this reason
a man seldo n weds a girl of his own
town. They are likewise prevented
from marrying kins or namesakes.
Joneses are not allowed to marry
Joneses, nor Smiths to marry
\ girl is never considered anything
ehe in her own father's house than a
gueat. She is neither responsible for
the father's debts nor enjoys a share
in its fortunes, as in the case of
Daughters depend upon their hus
bands for fame and fortune, while
sons depend upon their parents aud
A man could borrow money on the
strength of his ha7ing a son, but no
one would advance him a cent if he
had a dozen of daughters. The form
er is responsible for the debts of his
father for three generations. The
latter is only responsible for the
debts ot her own husband.
When a Chinaman meets another
he shakes and squeezes his own hand,
and covers his head. If great friends
had not sewn each other for a long
time, after the mutual hand shaking
they would rub shoulders until they
become tired. Instead of asking each
other's health they would say: "Have
you eaten your rice, where are you
going, what is your business when
you get there, how old are you, and
how much did you pay for your
Men long petticoat? ftnd
carry fans while women wear short
jackets and carry canes.
Boats are drawn by horses, car
riages are moved by sails
Old men play ball and fly kites,
while children fold their hands aud
Schoolmasters have mora power
over the young than parents. If
within three years' schooling the
child is not morally as well as intel
lectually reformed, he is sent to en
Parents and spectators instead of
the children are held responsible for
crimes committed by the latter.
| "It is better to be ignorant and
know how to live, than to be learned
and not know how to live. The
principal object of the school is to
learn how to live in tranquility and
happiness and nothing more." So
say all Chinese scholars.
It is a much lesser crime to steal
your neighbor's ox than to steal his
dog. The former is simply personal
property, while the latter takes the
place of a man—a watchman.
if a Chinaman desires the death of
an enemy he goes and hangs htmßelf
upon his neighbors door. It is a
sure cure to kill not only that partic
lar enemy, but members of his entire
family are in jeopardy of losing their
When a Chinaman desires a visi
tor to dine with him he docs not ask
him to do so, but when he does not
wish him to stay he puts the ques
tion, "Ob, please stay and dine with
me!" The visitor will then know he
is not wanted.
A rich man's servant gets no sala
ry, yet many applicants; while big
salaries are paid to the Bervanta of
the common people but few inako ap
plications. The perquisites of the
former are often more than the sala
ries of the latter, and are the Hole
reasons or these differences,
When a Chinaman expects a pre
sent and it does not come, he sends
one of lesser value,
To encourage honesty and sinceri
ty, confidential clerks and salesmen
in all branches of industries receive
an annual net percentage of the firm's
business besides their regular sala
HorsosShod With Gold.
From Colonial Mai).J
In the year 1865 a storekeeper
named Donald Cameron, carrying on
business in what was known as the
Woodshed, Victoria, was elected first
member of parliament for the Ovens
district, and he had the honor—uni
que in the history of the colony—of
being driven in triumph from the
Woodshed into Heechworth in a gig
in tandem team, the leading horse
of which was shod with gold. Just
before the election an eccentric indi
vidual, known aa Tinker Hrown,who
hail made a lot of money on the dig
gins, suddenly purchased a circus,
with tents, horses and wagons com
plete, and corning iuto Heechworth
with the company, he offered to drive
the newly elected member and supply
golden horseshoes for the occasion.
The Woodshed bosses, who were
irreatly elated over the result of the
election, warmly took up Urown's
idea, and they resolved, in addition,
to present their member with a dia
mond scarf pin. The horseshoes
were made by a working jeweler nam
ed Toficld, and weighed nine ounces
each. The team was driven from
Woodshed to Heechworth and back
as far as La Serena Hill. On remov
ing the shoes of the leader, a piebald
circus horse, they were found to have
lost a total of one and three-quarter
ounces, Before Tinker Hrown died
he willed them to a married daughter
keeping a public house at Wagga
Wagga. They were in existence
until about four years ago, when the
owner had them melted and turned
—lt matters not the age of suffer
ers from colds, coughs, or croup, "Dr.
Seller's Cough Syrup" is good for all
Price 25 cents.
A N DERSON VILLE
A Description of the Prison Site
as it Appears To-Day
It will be remembered that the site
of the prison was a couple of side hills
sloping gently down toward each
other into a bog or swamp, through
which ran a sluggish stream of water
eight or ten feet wide and about six
inches deep. When this spot was
chosen for a prison it was quite heavi
ly timbered with pine trees. A space
of about twenty acres in extent was
cleared 08' and securely fenced in
with the timber thus obtained, the
timber being cut twenty-five feet
long and buried five feet in the
ground. The soil was light and
sandy. Only two trees were left stand
ing in the entire enclosure. No place
could have been more inhospitable
and cheerless. The swamp, in which
a man would sink to the waist, occu
pied a considerable portion of the
field, the little stream was brackish
and unpalatable; the absence of shade
trees, which might have been left,
made the pen almost like a caldron
uader the burning southern sun.
To-day the spot presents a some
what pleasanter aspect. The side
hills are now farmed, the swamp is
not and will not b3 for years, until
redeemed by a more careful system
of agriculture. After the prison was
abandoned in April, 18G5, the place
grew up with second growth timber,
but this has been almost entirely
cleared away, and in its place iu the
proper season are found the products
of Georgia husbandry. The great
towering stockade has almost entire
ly disappeared; it is only here aud
there that a single post or a little
group of posts is to be seen. These
have not rotted away, but have been
wisely split up into rails to fence off
the farm land. Their purpose is not
now to keep in prisoners but to keep
Still, though the heavy, spiked
timbers have been removed, the three
lines of stockade can be distinctly
traced; they are likely to be discerni
ble for years to come. The strong
earthworks that the Confederate sol
diers threw up are still there, hard
aud Grm; and the rilie pits used by
them are still traceable, though 23
years have elapsed since they
The sluggish little stream, the
"Branch," as the prisoners called it,
still takes its way across what was
the old inclosure, about a third of the
way from the southern boundary of
the stockade. It is to-day much as
it was in the OO's. Its banks are
lined now as then with rank, oozy
ground, still miasmal and disagree
able, but of course, shorn of the fetid,
excremental stench of war times.
This was the general sink of the
prison, and its stench could then be
detected a mile and a half away.
Those familiar with the history of
Andersonville will remember the lit
tle spring, "Providence Spring" it
was called, because it was a godsend
to the prisoners, that broke forth on
the 12th «r 13th of August, 1864, be
tween the "dead-line" and the stock
ade, not far from the north gate.
Previous to this time the prisoners
got water from the "Branch," or gen
eral sink. When this spring broke
out, however, Capt. VVirz considerate
ly allowed them to sink a barrel and
conduct the water within the "dead
line," and here the prisoners would
stand in lino by the hundreds, await
ing their turn to get a drink of fresh
water. It was the one great blessing
of the pen, and it has neyer ceased to
flow. Its waters bubble forth to day
as fresh and sparkling as in those
times of Buffering. The appearance
of the spring, of course, is changed.
Twenty years of ceaseless flowing
has worked it back a little higher up
the hill, since the old barrel which
the prisoners sunk soon disapeared
after the prison was abandoned. It
is now some twenty feet of the per
ceptible outline off the stockade. For
a time it was protected by a large
pine stump, but its now surrounded
by a neat wood curbing about two
and a half feet high, with a semi-cir
cular opening on the lower side,
through which the water constantly
Hefore the spring broke forth the
prisoners endeavored to find fresh
water by sinking wells in the hill
sides, but to no avail. Many such
excavations were made, some of them
forty or fifty feet deep. Several of
these are Btill to be seen, almost as
perfect as when the prisoners dug
them. They are all dry, since what
ever water run into them from the
surface is rapidly abaorl»ed by the
sandy soil. They are a constant
source of danger, yet the careless hus
bandry of the south does not fill them
"Of couse the "dead lino," a low
fence eighteen feet from the atoekade,
made by nailing a four-inch strip of
board on low posts about twenty feet
upart, has wholly disappeared. Not
the slightest trace is left of it, since it
was lightly constructed.
Though more than twenty yeara
have pussed, the burrow or dugoiita
of the prisoners are still discernible.
It is strange what grotesque humor
will crop out in the midst of suffering.
It seems as though there is a law by
which humor asserts itself aa a pro
test against despair from the very
depth of a suffering heart. These
dugouts—mere kennels—were the
boys' "brownstone front." The hill-
Bides especially on the north slope,
are deeply corrugated. (Jreat wash
outs are to be seen where the prison
ers' burrows have caved in. It will
take a long time for the influences of
weather and shiftless farming to ob
literate them. Here and there, also,
is to be seen a narrow, long depress
ion in the ground leading toward the
stockade. These are caused by the
fulling in of the earth over the pris
oners' tunnels, which were excavated
with a view to escape. And escape
some JJSO of the men did. Periodi
cally the Confederates would drive a
heavily loaded wagon over the space
between the stockade and the "dead
line with a view to breaking in the
soil and discovering the tunnels. He
sides this, they probed the ground
with sharp pikes for the same pur
pose. These little lines of indenture
there are eloquent with the hopes and
efforts that too often were unavail
Relief) of prison life are constantly
heing exhumed—bits of pota and ket
tlea, knives, spoous, canteen covers,
and the like. These are mostly found
on the nandy slopes of the hills, since
the soil of the marsh has scarcely
been disturbed. Upon the whole, the
place has the air of a peaceful rural
district One would readily see that
it had been the scene of war oi»era-
j tions. But there is nothing to sug
j pest the horrors of thirteen rc,onths of
I prison experience except to one who
■ can rightly read and interpret the lit
' tie signs wo have pointed out r.bove
Chi< a<jo Times.
A BLIND MURDERER.
Chas. K. Gaines Convicted in
the Second Degree.
TIFFIN, 0., May 5— A remarkable
I trial closed here this evening in the
blind man, for murder in the second
degree, probably the only ease ot tho
1 kind on record. Gaines took the
■ verdict very hard and, pressing his
' hat to his face as though to wipe
1 tears fro the eyeles9 sockets be
broke down completely. Ilia wife
showed no sign of emotion beyond
turning pale. Unless a new trial is
granted,which is not probable,(iaines
will be sentenced to the penitentiary
for life to-morrow. A nephew, Na
than Eebelbery, is now serving out a
life sentence in the penitentiary for
the same crime.
Charles K. Gaines wa3 born in
Sycamore, Wyandot county, fifty
years ago. At the age of four years
he one day wandered from the "door
| yard to the barn, where his attention
was attracted by a litter of pips
These'struck his fancy and he at once
appropriated one, and cbis so enraged
its mother that she rushed at him,
and before his screams could attract
help, the enraged brute had eaten out
his eyes. The child was rescued and
recovered, though his eyeballs were
er ii lv gone. Iu a few years he had
developed a remarkable sensitiveness
of touch, smell and hearing. lie had
a strong tendency to precociousness,
and before he had grown up became
the terror of the neighborhood, lie
would wander about night and day
without a guide, and wa3
known to get lost, lie knew where
every melon-patch was, where the
best apples, peaches or plum 3 grew,
and where the first berries ripened,
ard was never backward about help
ing himself to these or any other del
While yet a boy ho was presented
with a pair of game chickens by an
old minister named Spofford, who re
sided at Sycamore. The blind boy
took great interest in these chickeus
and raised more. It was not long
till ho had several game cocks trained
for lighting, and would take them
about the country to pit against
others. He would bet on bis favor
ite and nobody could fool him about
tho result. Standing among the
crowd ho always know whether his
chickens were getting tho worst or
the best of the fight.
THE CIII MR.
As ho grow to manhood he learned
to drink whiskey, and became ugly
and quarrelsome. In 1871 ho mar
ried Medora Sprague, a graduato of
Tillin High School. For a time he
was sober and industrious. Presby
terians got hold of him, he joined tiio
church and make many eloquent tem
perance speeches, greatly moving
his audience. Many are the strango
things he has done. The writer has
seen him cn a steep roof nailing on
shingles and workiug as well and as
fast as the next man. Ho could find
his way with perfect ease anywhere,
could recognize an acquaintance at
some distance before .ho spoke, rode
horseback recklessly and played the
His career as a temperance advo
cate was short, for ho soon went back
to drinking and abasing his wife ami
Tho climax was reached last Au
gust, when he went on tho protract
ed spree and his wife ordered tho
saloonkeeper not to sell him any li
quor. Tho next day, April 111,Gaines
and his nephew, Nathan Eebelbery,
got drunk on hard cider and then
went to the saloon and demanded
whiskey. Failiug to get it they left
and tried to borrow a revolver, but
could not get one. Thoy then return
ed to tho saloon, each with a large
stone, and again being refused whis
key they killed the saloonkeeper with
tho stones, The police arrested
Gaines in the cane-field, aud ho was
brought in batless, coatless, shoeless
and e/eleas, with long hair hanging
ovur his shoulders, and six loot tall
he looked like a wild man. For
eight months ho has sat in- jail amus
ing himself with his violin. His
nephew and accomplice was sont to
tho penitentiary lor life,
Parlors That Crush out Homo
I>id you ever hear of tyrannical
parlors? The costly carpets and cur
tains, the expulsive ornaments, give
a subdued tone to tho room destruc
tive to real hospitality and good
times. A neighborhood social met
from house to house. Ono of tho
members was a bright boy; bis
mother had ono of those tyrannical
parlors, given to formality and short
calls, Tho bright boy said at ono of
the meetings: "I would like to invite
you to my house, but we never have
good times iu our stuck up drawing
room " The little fellow felt tho dif
ference between his own surround
ings and that of some others of the
social club. At one house the wise
parents made the parlor so attractive
that tho boys and girls of
the family said they "would rather
be at homo than any where else." The
carpet was not too nice to dance on
or oven to play blind man's buff. Tho
tables and chairs were uot heavy and
cumbersome, but wero light enough
to be tucked away, leaving a clear
space. The children wero encourag
ed to get up charades and tableaux.
A magic lantern exhibition added
variety, and now and then a card
party. "But that was very wrong,"
Havs one stem parent. No! Father
and mother took a hand in the game
and there wa« not HO much danger
the children would H«!«'k questionable
pleuhures in unprofitable [daces.
—Thore 1H Home reason for the ad
miration generally felt for blue eyoH.
A connoisseur in eyes states that nine
tenths Hi the railroudrm-n, pilots, and
others who are selected for tln-ir
keenness of vision, bayo blue eyes.
Hro'vu eyes are beautiful. Gray eyes
unuiilly denote intelligence amJ bitzie
eyes a talent for uiuHic. The com
moiiest color of eyes in gray, and the
—"Can't eat thing." Hood,* Bar-
Mftparilla is a wonderful medicine for
creating mi a|>|M)ti<<-, regulating di
gestion and giving r« - uurth
—There in one eliuieto to every ten
sjjoous in l'biladei|ibia
[The following oonples wore "pioclaiined
in matrimony" last year in Chicago:]
Thomas Black an'] Mary White,
I'eter Day and Ellen Knight,
Solomon Hank and Catharine Vale,
James Hill and Susan Dale,
Isaac Slater and Jane Thatcher,
James Barber and Mary Butcher,
Stephen Head and Nancy Hart,
William Stately and Jennie Smart,
Jonathan Reed and Julia Hay,
Thomas Spring and Mary May,
Joseph Brown and Kitty Green,
John Robins and Jenny Wren.
William Castle and Nancy Hall,
Peter Chatter and Fannie Call,
Joseph Mann and Hannah Child,
John Merry and Lucy Wild,
Thomas Bruin and Mary Bayer,
James Fox and Catharine H ire,
Andrew Clay and Lucy Stone,
Michael Blood aud Lizzie BDne,
John Cloak and Julia Hood,
Edward Cole and jfancy Wood,
James Broom and Sadie Birch,
Charles Chapel and Susan Church,
Theopholus Reed and Minnie Spell,
Johuthan Gong and Madeline Bell,
Jacob Short aud Sallie Loot;,
Iteuben Stout and Mary Strong,
Laac Crust and Jemima Drum,
I'lysses Fife and Matilda Drum,
Simon Saint aud Martha Diehl,
Ralph Doolittle and Emma Steels.
Tribute of Gratitude.
For the CITIZEN
During the war for the suppression
of the rebellion, 387,284 I'eunsylva
niau3 answered to their names to
maintain the dignity of tho old Key-
Stone State, and to battle for the
perpetuation of our free institutions.
Over 33,000 of that number filled sol
dier's graves, and sleep unremember
ed, save in the hearts of their old
comrades in arms, and immediate rel
In 1861, when dissolution and de
struction threatened what we wero
pleased to call the best government
on the face of the earth, then went
up the cry for young men to ofler
t hemselves a living sacrifice in the
defense of onr country.
Then were these young men prom
ised all honor and preferment if they
lived to return to their homes.
Now. how well these pledges, made
in the hour of need, hare been kept?
Let the acts of the President aud the
lust Congress attest, and also a recent
act of assembly in regard to disabled
soldiers getting a license to peddle.
All old soldiers should and care
fully study that literary production
before starting on a peddling tour.
Now, us old Knights of the Blue
Coat don't want the earth, but wo
don't want to be compelled to do the
pauper act which the act of assembly
of April Bth, 1867, would do.
And more than that, it would com
pel the soldier to do an impossibility;
the very construction ot that act of
assembly, if the ex-soldicr would try
to be beneGtted by the act, wjpld b?
to make a common tramp of him; lu
diaus, Italians, Gypsies, peddle
round the country at will, but tho
soldier must get down lower than
these. He must be sworn that he is
unable to earn a livelihood for him
self or family, and he must bo sworn
that he is the bona fide owner of the
goods he proposes Jto peddle or soil.
So you see if he is too poor to buy
his stock in trade and some kind com
rade would ofTer to give him tho
goods on commission to peddle, tho
oath would not let him do it, unless
he wonld swear a lie. Otherwise ho
would have to place himself 011 rec
ord as a played-out wreck of humaui
ty, of which, alas, there are too many
to-day wandering over this free laud,
and to wind up the whole transaction,
ho must be examined by a United
States surgeon, and the proceedings
finally passed on by tho court.
Now, why the old soldier has to
go through this is more than I can
tell, unless it is to give the court a
chance to seod bim to the work-house
if it appears that he has any physical
Now, we don't want to be created
lords of the realm, but we want to
to be recognized as respectable citi
-1 zens where we show the required
amount of respectability, and if this
government is too poor to pay us for
our services on tho samo basis it set
tled with tho bond holder, then wo
can record an other instanco of tho
gratitude of a republic.
Wo want something definito and
substantial. The gas of windy politi
ticians on the eve of another great
political campaign don't draw any
Comrades, time draws us near to
tho eve ol another groat political cam
paign, aud in the years to come, let
u.-i stand by the men that stood by us
in tho hour of danger.
Don't be tickled by such pet phras
es 11s tho Pauper Soldier Pauper Bill,
Pauper Pension Bill, and all the
other bills, for that is just what it
means, you have to become a pauper
to get your own.
Answer up, boys, we will discuss
this metter on its own merits.
W. A. ItITNEIt,
Priyate Co. II 4th P. V. Cav,,
—Venus grows brightor, and will
continue to do BO uutill August.
—The State League base ball sea
son openud on Saturday, tho 7th
—Cards announcing divorces aro
now enregle in Now York society
—lt is a little to cool yet for tho
trump to lodgo comfortably in a fence
—The ro-union of the"Pennsylvania
Reserves will bo held at Lancaster in
lndiana and Westmoreland coun
ties are rejoicing over their projpccts
for a line wheat crop.
—Over one hundred farmers in
Westmorelaud county have tmccess
ful carp ponds on their farms.
—A stroke of lightning killed three
out of six dogs housed up in a kennel
In Bedford during a storm.
Huntingdon county will be a
hundred years old in September, and
arruugemeuts are being made to havo
a centennial celebration at that time.
—As tho Uaiontown mail on tho
Baltimore and Ohio railroad was
Hearing Wheeler station on Monday
morning, a cow, which was standing
on the track, was stuck The train
was runniug under a full head of
steam, and the cow was knocked some
distance from the track. In its flight
the animal landed on the back of an
Italian woman who wus gathering
greens in a garden along the track.
She was crushed to the ground v\ith
terrible force and was severely bruis
ed, but will recover. The cow wan
killed outright.— Connellvnillv (Juur