Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, May 20, 1887, Image 1

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    VOL. XXIV.
Administrators' Notice.
Whereas letters of administration have been
bison, late ot buffalo twp BuU «. P ,''"
oil nfiNOQs who know tuGDißti\in
debted to sSd estote will make Immediate
payment, and those having
same will present.UlFM properly authenticated
tor settlement to tlie
FBKKPOKT. r. 0., PA. Administrators.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Christopher McMichael, dec d, late of t lay
township, Butlet county, Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned. All persons
knowing themselves indebted to said estate,
will please make immediate payment, ana
any having claims against said estate, will
present them duly authenticated tor settle
EUCLID P. 0., Bntler Co. Pa.
i.ptr»»rs testamentary having been grunted to
„ Tll nn ,« havtnsr claims against said cs
tate will present the same properly authentlcat
edfor settlement, hks9ELGESS ER.>
April is, 'B7. Leasurevtlle, Butler Co.. Pa.
Notice in Insolvency.
In the matter of the application of Perry
Bricker for the benefit of the insolvent laws
MSD No. 1, March T. 1887, of the Court of
Common Pleas of Butler county, Penn a.
Whereas, Perry Bricker, residing near sar
▼ersville, Buffalo township, said county, by
occupation a farm laborer, did at the March
Sessions of said court, urgent his peution
asking for the benefit of the insolvent laws
of this Commonwealth.
And whereas, the said court made an order
fixing the first Monday of June, A. p. 185/,
at the Court House in Butler as the time and
vlace for hearing said application.
Notice is hereby given that said hearing
will then and there take place pursuant to
said order, when all parties interested may
attend if they see proper to so do.
Attorneys for Perry Bricker.
Notice in Divorce.
.Mary Battenfelder by her next friend Ch as
A A Ohl vs. Conrad Battenfelder.
In Common Pleas of Butler county, A. D
5». 29, Dec. Term 1886.
To Conrad Battenfelder Respondent:
The sobpuma and alias subjxena in the
above stated ease having been regularly is
sued and returned non «< you ar e
hereby notified to appear at a Court of Com
mon Pleas to be held at Butler in and for the
tcounty of Butler, state of Pennsylvania on
ithe first Monday of June next, to answer the
or libel
.May 3, 1887. Sheriff.
BT virtue of an order of the Orphans'
Court of Batler county, the undersigned
trustee appointed by said court, will expose
to public outer* ou the premises in BuHalo
township, Butler Co., Pa., on
TUESDAY, MAY 31, 1887,
st one o'clock P. M , the following described
real estate, being purport* No*. 2 Midl3_ in
partition of real estate of Win. Fleming,
•dec'd, to-wit:
Bounded on the north by purpart No. one
of Mid estate, on the east by lands of Chas.
£lsenrath, dec'd, and Wm. B. Tucker, south
by lands of Jno. Elliott and Jacob Simmers
and west bv lands of Geo. and Jacob Sim
men and Jno. Elliott, containing 69 acres.
Bounded north by lands of James Flemings
heirs, east by lands of Samuel H. Fleming,
■oath and west by purpart No. one of said
estate, containing 4 acres and 120 perches.
One-third in hand on confirmation of sale
by the court, balance in two equal annual
installments with interest. Deferred pay
ments to be secured by bond and mortgage.
Butler Pa., May, 3,1887. Trustee.
In the matter of the assignment of Thos, Ma
tter to S. I'ercy Mcßea for the benefit of cred
ll Court of Common Pleas of Butler Co.,
Pa., It's D. No 2, June Term, 1884.
Notice Is hereUy given that 9. Percy McCrea,
the above named assignee will make application
to said court for discharge from his trust as as
signee aforesaid on Monday the cth day of June,
I»T, at two o'clock P, M. atßutlerPa.^
Att'y for S. P. McCrea.
Butler County's Best Farms
Containing 130 Acres.
All under * high state of cultivation; no
waste land; under good fences, a large
almost new, with cellar under the whole
house, a large frame Nuik barn, 50x52, a
three hundred dollar * pring house,
and all other necessaiy outbuild
ings. Excellent water.
Good orchard. Choice fiuit of all kinds.
Churches and schools convenient. This
farm is located on the Unionvilie
road in
Franklin Township,
one mile from Mt. Chestnut and five miles
from Butler, and will be sold on easy
terms. Immediate possession will be giveu
Call on or address
Mt. Chestnut, Pa.
In Sugarcreek township, Armstrong county,
near Adams V. 0.. one and one-fourth wile east
of the new otl develop ment In Sugarcreek tw-p.
Farm contains
100 ACRES,
with bank nam. 32x00 fee';
18x80 feet, 2 stories, with cellar, frame kitchen,
14x16 feet; good spring of water, farm well wa
tered, good orchard of grafted fruit. Farm In a
good state of cultivation. About
balance In good timber. Will sell extremely
low for cash. For particulars Inquire of
J. ft. WICK,
Clarion Co., Pa,
FARM of 175 acres near R. R. station. 90acres
improved land, convenient to Pittsburg ; barn
Is IOOXGO aud cost s4soo—is good as new— a good
• room frame house, good orchard. Price fsooo.
We have small and large farms for tale or trade.
Patent aud Pension cases prosecuted. Read
the new pension laws and wTite to us
J. H. STKVENSON'S & Co's Agency,
100 Fifth Ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
fHM, lill>,CMl LAd>, Etc.,la Wmtern Pemn
■yvaaia, hy W. J. KIBKABPON, Frreport, Fa.
Every Monday in Freeport and every Tuesday
at Pittsburgh. 129 Fifth Ave., 2d floor. Send
lor printed list. "* may 28.84.1 y.
iSwithin C. Shortlidge's Academy,
Far Yavag Maa sad Bays, Madia, Pa.
IS miles from Philadelphia. Fixed price covers
•every expense, even books. &c. No extra
■charges. No Incidental expenses—No examina
tion tor admission. Twelve experienced teach
ers. all men and all graduates. Special oppor
tunities for apt students to advance rapid, y.
Special drill for dul and backward boys. Pa
trons or students may select any studies or
choose the regular English. Scientific, Business.
Classical or Civil Engineering course. Students
Bitted at Media Academy are now in Harvard,
Tale, Princeton and ten other colleges and
Polrtechnlo Schools, 10 students sent to col
lege in 1888, 16 Ul 1884. 10 In 1886. 10 In 1884. A
graduating class every year In the commercial
department. A Physical and Chemical Laab
xatory, Gymnasium and Ball Ground, isoo vols,
added to Library In i(W3. Physical apparatus
doubled In lass. Media has seven churches and
a temperance charter which prohibits the sale
ef all intoxicating drinks. For new Illustrated
circular address the Principal and IToprletar.
Oradvate) Media, Pa. 8 «-W-ly
The Throbbirg, ThriHirg Cr.inja. Hs-x'.o'
Save Money.
D. A. 1-IKCK,
Author cf the "The Drlilo Won; or. Wliat a New ,
Suit of clothes Dt I," will be enacted ewtj
tlav ami evening; durlnx the coming
season at D. A. IIECKS
So. 11, North Main St., Ilaffy't ltlork, j
Until further notice. Tills p>wert I work Is a
wonderful and v.iriew i' d combln.nl> a ut
tragical coined}'. 1 com: :al tragedy
ana never r.ills u> la In,' dowtli« house.
Tlie actors are all Stars. The costuming
will be a strong feature. The following briefly
outlined i.s t»iv?
BONO—The heppy man no more reflects.
Who buys his clothing at I). A. neck's
ACT I,—SCENE 1 Time 9 a.m: Enter young man
with friend. Voting man explains to his
friend that the direct cause of his engage
ment to the wealthy farmer's daughter
was his purchase of >i n elegant su.t a!
1) HWK's <;r«\it clothing Emporium
Friend tumbles to rli" Idea and is made
happy with a new suit. Hat, Shirts. Collars
'1 in, Underwear, (Jloves. Hose. Tr ink
Yilt&e, I'mbrella, etc. Scene closes with
song, joined In by the audience.
SONG— The dav will be Intensely cold.
When L». A. Heck is undersold, Ac.
ACT II.— SCENE 2-Tlme 11 a.m. Kilter throng ol
p-'ople, okl men. young mpn. ladles. elili
clreu, managingmatronsw.tii m u i iaruble
daughters. wiio with one accord fairly
shriek wit li delight at tlx- wonderful l>ar
gains shown. The beautiful. voting lady,
Cinderella had* some Jeweiery, a pair of
Corsets, a pair of Md Glows, an elegant
pair of llose that set her off so exquisitely
that a dude from I'nionviiie and a young
man from Greece City botli propo&s.as the
Greece Clfv man lias on one of J>. A. lit ik s
lrrtslstabie suits. Cinderella decides to
patronize home industries and accepts
him. The I'nlouvilie dude talks of duels,
suicides, etc.. but decides not to leave this
world while he can get clothing so cheap
at 1). A. HECK'S Great Emporium.
Song by company, joined by audience:
'Tis our experlent'e. one and all.
Mul e\ cry one v.ho tries It knows,
That 1> A. HECK has got the call,
And takes the town in selling clothes.
ACT III.— SCENE 3. -Time ten }ears later:
Ten years are supposed to liave elapsed.
I). A! II lick's store quadrupled la Mze.
Butler a metropolis. Arrival of several
excursions, electric Irakis and a number
ot balloon*, with crowds ol people to buy
Clutlilny. Underwear.
Hats, cap--. Collars,
Neck Ties, Hosiery,
Suspenders, Hamlkerclilefs.
Umbrellas, Trunks
Valises, Satchels,
Bill and Pocketfcooks,
Cloth, li.ilr and Tooth Brushes
and innumerable other articles which
space forbids to mention, scores of pros
perous men and plump matrons gather
around the proprietor, alt agreeing tiiat
their rise in the world bexan from the mo
ment they began to buy their goods from
Cinderella and her husband about to de
part fur Mt. Chestnut (tills is no chestnut)
The Unlonville dude, a dude no longer but
a rich business man in the city of Butler.
I'opulatlon 10.000. noted clileliy for being
the most enterprising city in the county,
and for l.ilr dealing and for llie fact D. A.
IIECK'S Emporium, Duffy's Block, is the
headquarters tor good goods, fair dealing
and low prices.
AU will now join In singing:—
How D. A. neck Is selling clothes,
Way down at bed rock—
Just watch the crowd that dally goes
To IJ. A. Heck's in Duffy Block.
Curtain falls to slow but sure music.
And HypoptiosphHes of Lime & Soda
Almost as Palatable as Milk.
The only preparation of COD LITER OIL that
can be taken readily and tolerated for a long time
bj delicate stomachs.
CHILDREN' it In marvellous in ItH n^nltg.
Prescribed and endorsed by the best Physicians
la the countries of the world.
For Sale by *ll llraffiitn.
for Pamphlet on Wast ina Diseases. Ad
dress. SCOTT db UOWAE, Kew York.
Tutt's Pills
stimulate the torpid liver.fttrength*
en the digestive organ!*, regulate the
bowel*, and are unequaled us an
anti-bilious medicine. In
Malarial Districts
their virtues are widely recognized,
as they possess peculiar properties
in freeing the system from that poi
son. This popular remedy rarely
rails to effectually enre
Dyspepsia, Constipation, Sick
Headache, Biliousness
and all disorders arising from a
Torpid Liver and Bad Digestion.
A Proclamation!
Dr. I. tiny I.ewls, Fulton, Ark., says:
"A year ago I hud bilious fever;
Tatt's Pills were so highly reccom
mended that I used them. Never did
medicine have a happier effect. Af
ter a practice or 11 quarter of a cen
tury, I proclaim them the best
medicine ever used. I always pre*
scribe them in my practice."
Sold Everywhere.
Office, 44 Murray St. New York.
Tuff's Manual of Useful Receipts sent Free.
Sharp Pains!
Backache, Bheumatlam, Crick, Spraina, Neural,
gia. Stitches, Sciatica, Lame Side or Hip, Kidney
Affections, Bore Chest or pain in any part, local
deep-seated, quickly go when a Hop Plaster
la applied. Prepared from Burgundy Pitch,
Canaan Salaam and the medicinal virtues of fresh
Hops. Act* instantly, cures quickly. The great
est atrengtiiealxm plaster ever known. All ready
to apply. Sold by druggist and country a tores,
25eta.. sforsl.oo, Vailed for price. Propria*
tors, HOP PLASTER CO., Boston, Mass.
Hop Plaster
■ P^fcj/>CURF<; coV ?I the
rHWFEVERA)£ t&M Inflammation,
S* Heals the sores
S 3c4H Restores the
8881 Sansea of taste
Smell .Hearing.
A Relief.
HAY-FEVER A positive cure
\ particle is applied into each nostril anil is
agreeable. Price so rents at Druggists ;by mail ,
«roistered. 00 cts. Cir mlars free, El.\ BROS-
Druggists, Owego, X. V.
■■flWflfnH ure g-u&ranteod
at once.
No operation or business delay. Thousands of
euros. At Keystone House. Reading. Pa.. 2d
Saturday ot each month. Send lor circulars.
Advice ii eo.
Three loafers stood out on the streets all day,
And talked when they should Lave bean
looking for work:
The fruits of hard labor they gladly eat,
But labor is a horror they shirk.
For men will loaf and coiuplatn of hard
Accusing the rich uicn ot all kinds of crimes,
While the bright worid lies before theiu.
Three wives stood over their washtubs grim,
They washed and they scrubbed till the
sun went down;
Eacb thought of the vagrant who calledhhre r
And patiently struggled her sorrow to
For women must work and men must eat,
And somebody must make both ends me: j t.
And the laudiord calls in the morning.
Three "drunks" lay out stiff in the station
house —
Lay there in their cells at the break of day.
Three poor wives came down with their hard
<arned mites,
The lines of these lords of creation to pay.
For Woman's devotion is part of her life;
The bigger the b: ute the more faithful the
wit :
And so 'twill go on forever.
Vermont has within its borders
more quaint, interesting town 6, than
any other state in the Union. Per
haps Jersevville is the oldest, quaint
est aud most lifeless one of the whole
lot. The inhabitants number about
two hundred, round figures. The
mail arrives and departs twice a week,
and a brass (windj) band discourses
patriotic music, such cs ''Yankee
I)ude-'l-do," etc., in front of the town
hall, every Fourth of July. A meet
in' house stands in the centre of the
town, flanked on all sides by the prin
cipal business houses, to-wit: A tav
ern, a general store, a hotel, and a
blacksmith's shop.
The Rev. T. P. Jones, the pa3tor
of the flock, while attending to the
spiritual wants of the people, also
dispensed legal food as a Justice of
the Peace, and devoted the balance of
his time in presiding over Uncle
Sam's mail pouch behind a little
desk ia the "general store." As a
pastor he was universally liked but
as a Justice of the Peace, be was
barely tolerated, while he was des
pised entirely when he took up his
position behind the letter boxes.
There were always on hand a half
dozen villagers who were eternally
looking for a letter "From the folks
out West." They called regularly,
but the letters never came, and the
indignant villagers learned to dislike
the postmaster as though it were his
Next to Rev. Jones in point of
prominence came Walter Winter, a
rich young farmer who lived with his
aged mother just out9ide the village
Walter had received a very fair edu
cation and this fact made him quite
an important personage in the village.
He was a generous young man, and
like all other good young men, he had
a peculiar fault. Hs was fickle and
inconstant in love. He had already
kept steady company with several
young ladies and had given them the
"mitten," as the country lad would
say. At this date he was "engaged,"
as usual, to the pretty daughter of a
rich neighbor, who secretly vowed
that if Walter went back on his word
this time "be would make it exceed
ingly uncomfortable for him "
Annie Rose, the object of Walter's
adoration, was a prepossessing blonde
of nineteen summers. She had re
ceived a good education, was an apt
player on the organ (no pianos in
that town), and had read a few books.
Besides this, she was an only child,
and, of course, would iu the course
of time, inherit aer father's vast es
tate. Every young lad in the whole
sectiou was dead in love with her.
When it became known that ;Walter
Winter had asked,for and received her
hand many were the insinuations
made by this band of bold suitors.
One young swain even went so far as
to bet a cigar with the clergyman,
alias justice of the peace that the
couple would never be married.
Now cigars were a very rare luxury
in Jerseyville, and this event created
universal. Some one was going to
smoke at somebody else's expense,
and that was something very strange
in Jerseyville.
* So things went along in the usual
way until in July. Walter still re
mained very attentive to Anuie, and
the wise heads began to count on an
early marriage. Harvest time came,
and Walter needed an extra hand on
the farm. He had not long to wait,
for one morning a strai>ger came to
his door and asked for work. Walter
took the young man into his house,
questioned him, and then set him to
The young man worked bard while
in the field, and Walter was not long
Jn finding him a valuable assistant.
He gave his name as Jerry Black;
claimed to be an orphan and to be
well educated. He made a decided
impression on the villagers and soon
his society was in great demand. To
all their attentions he was indifferent.
He at last was forced to enter society,
and, to the surprise of all, showed a
decided preference for Annie Rose.
That young miss was indifferent at
first, but soon began to show unmis
takable signs of a lively interest in
Jerry. This puzzled the villagers
while it set Jerry to thinking.
Jerseyville was treated to more
than one surprise that year A rob
bery was committed one night early
in August. Now a robbery was not
a wonderful thing any where else in
the broad world save in that hospital
A farmer's bouse had been broken
into and some fifty odd dollars taken.
A meeting was held at which all the
farmers and farm-hands attended.
The most active man at the meeting
was Jerry Black. He advised the
men to band together, hunt the yillain
down, and punish him severely. This
suggestion was acted upon, and so
popular bad Jerry become that he
was chosen as their leader. While
Walter Winter held no misgiving as
to Black, yet, he determined to keep
a close watch on both him and An
That very next night another bold
robbery was committed, in which an
old farmer was knocked senseless by
a heavy blow and all his money taken.
Jerry was the first one to learn of the
affair and collected a body of men,
scoured the country, but to no avail.
The next night Walter's house was
visited and quite a sum taken. Jerry
claimed to have been a very great
loser, for besides beiner chloroformed,
he lost his last cent. Excitement
wan intense. The men began to fcit
up all night, so as to guard their
.Jerry's misfortune ouly made him
more popular. Popularity seemed to
turn his head,/or he left Walter's aid
openly anuounced himself as a candi
date for Annie's hand. Fate seemed
to smile on him, for the village was
again excited. The excitement was
now caused by the appearance of a
young lady giving her name as Miss
Dowi.s, ami occupation as school
teacher. She rented a small house
and soon had a fine class. W alter
met her on the road one day and fell
in love with her. At first he tried to
mask his feelmgs, but finding that
Jerry and Annie were getting along
very nicely, and he ran up his true
colors and becawe the ardent suitor
of Miss Downs. Yet withal, one
atijrry word had not been spoken by
either Annie or Walter himself.
Miss Downs soon became a general
favorite, and her class began to swell.
IJurgiaries had grown to be common
occurreuGes apd, in the course of time
Miss Downs was a victim.
She seemed to take the loss in a
matter-of-fact way. But, if the villa
gers could have been present at a lit
tle conference that was held in her
house the following night, about 12,
they would have taken a different
view of the affair. The little assem
blage was composed of three strange
men and herself. They held a long
conversation, and along towards 1
o'clock all left the house save Miss
Downs, and going out on the road
they tuddeuly disappeared Miss
Downs now turned down the light,
changed her entire dress, and shortly
afterwards left the house.
Meanwhile Jerry Black Lad so
wrought himself into the affec„ions of
the Rose family that the old home
stead was placed at his disposal. He
was, at this date, pressing his suit
hard with the hope of setting an ear
ly date for his marriage to Annie.
As to Walter, well he had no time to
lose thinking of Annie, for he was
busily engaged with Miss Downs.
About this time Mr. Ilose had sold a
piece of land for a snug sum, and on
the day after the burglary of Miss
Downs' house he received the amount
ia fall. He took Jerry into his con
fidence and exacted of him a promise
to remain at his house all night to
guard the money. Jerry was taken
sick very suddenly, and he could not
fulfill his promise. It was with mis
givings that he retired that night
just about the time Miss Downs left
her little house.
The light in Mr. Hose's room had
been turned (Jov/n about a half hour
when a man appeared in the road just
south of the farm. He walked very
fast until he was opposite the gate,
when he halted, looked around, and
then walked up the lane to the house,
As he approached it a huge dog
sprang toward him. He hadted long
enough to speak a familiar word to
the dog and then proceeded on his
way toward the door unmolested by
the brute. The door yielded to the
man's key, and after looking around
once more he entered'. No sooner had
the door closed than a slight form
sprang from behind a bush close by
and took up a position a little to the
left of the door. The person gave a
signal,and two men suddenly appear
ed a few yards from the house, while
a fourth man sprang from behind a tree
they leveled their revolvers at the
door while the first party turned the
lurid glare of a dark lantern on the
door also, Meanwhile they heard a
noise upstairs, then a scream, and at
last footsteps approaching the door.
A second elapsed before the door
opened and the thief stood before
them, baffled and entrapped. It was
Jerry Black. The first man, who
was the leader of the party, ordered
Jerry to throw up his hands, which
he did with grace. Then he was
handcuffed, and when Mr. Rose came
down stairs half dead from fright, he
was startled at seeing his intended
son-ia-law marched away as a burg
lar and fugitive from New York jus
tice. The next miming when the
school children went to school they
found a notice tacked up on the door
which read:
* *
People wondered what had happen
ed to Miss Downs. They were not
kept in suspense very long, for that
same day Walter received a letter
which informed him that Miss Downs
was nothing more or less than a New
York male detective in search of Hen
ry Sharp, a noted thief, and, as he
had been captured in the person of
•Jerry Black, Miss Downs had ceased
to exist.
Walter and Annie never mado up;
in "fact both are confirmed oppouents
of the matrimonial craze, while the
Rev. Jones still insists that his bet
should be declared "off "
Around the World in 97 Day.
NEW YORK, May 11.—In one of
the mail pouches in the steamer
Alaska when she sailed to-day was a
Russian postal card which is now
completing its journey around the
world. Should it have a good voy
age it wili get to its destination in
just 91 days. Un the reverse of the
card is written in a fair English
This postal canl is, as a matter of bet, in
tended to be mailed around the globe within
100 days. That is to say, in such an order as
mentioned at foot. All parties to whom it
has been, directed will greatly oblige by can
celing the old address an 3 putting the next
one in place of it, at the same time stating
day of arrival and retnailing in the blank
left for this purpose. Any postage will be
willingly lepaid, and any of the parties de
siring will receive a full copy after return of
this card.
May it travel safely and soon return.
Libeau, Russia.
"LIBEAU, 15 February, 10 evening, ISS7."
The card was first addressed to
John Little & Co., Singapore. They
received it March 29, and remailed it
the next day to J. Rickett, in Yoka
hama, Japan. It reached them April
10 at 6 P M., but tLey did not reraail
it until April 15, when they sent it to
John 11. Boden & Co , San Francisco.
It arrived there April 30, and was
not forwarded until May 2, when it
was sent to Mr. R F. Downing, in
this city. He received it yesterday
and maile<ijt to Mr. Smit at Libeau
by the Alaska. Should the ship
make her usual time the card should
reach Libeau in ample time to win the
bet. It is so covered with postoffice
cancellations that it is with difficulty
its face can be read.
—After all, the great fishery
trouble i& when they won't bite.
—Many men are said to make
fools of themselves when Nature is
really the responsible paity,
rected By Army of the Cum
berland Society.
WASHINGTON, P. C., May 12 —The
second day of the reunion of the So
ciety of the Army of the Cumberland
was a perfect specimen of Washing
ton spring weather. The sky was
cloudless, the temperature delightful,
j aud a light breeze tempered the sun's
rays just enought to make an ideal
day for open-air ceremonies. At an
early hour in the morning small de
tachments of regular troops, militia
and other organizations that were to
participate in the parade took posses
sion of the streets. At noon the Ex
ecutive Departments were closed and
added their quota to the throDgs on
| the sidewalks.
At the business meeting this morn
j iug of the Society Col Henry Stone,
; of Boston, was selected as the orator
and Col. Wm. McMichael, of New
| York, as alternate of the next reunion.
| Chicago was selected as the place and
! Chickamauga week in September,
| 1388, as the time for holding the next
reunion. The present officers of the
society were re-elected for the coming
year:—President, Gen. P. H. Sheri
dan; Corresponding Secretary, Gen,
Henry M. Cist; Treasurer, Gen. J. S.
Fullertou; Recording Secretary, Gen.
J. W. Steele, and a vice president
from each State represented in the
Long before 11:30 o'clock, the hour
fixed for the starting of the procession
' all was bustle hi the neighborhood of
the Arlington Hotel and a large num
ber of spectators had arrived to se
cure some good positions from which
to view the formation of the parade.
As the time for starting approached
the different bodies which were to
form the procession began to arrive
and take position on the streets pre
viously designated for the various
organizations. The aides to the
grand marshal of the day and the so
cieties of the Garfield Guard of Honor
and the Army of the Cumberland
rendezvoued in front of the Arling
ton Hotel, while the G. A. R., the
Government troops and the District
militia formed oq streets iq the im
mediate vicinity. Promptly at 11:30
o'clock Gen. Baird, Chief Marshal of
parade, gave the signal for marching
and the procession started. A pla
toon of mounted police led the way,
followed by Gen. and his
mounted aides, who preceded a car
riage in which were seated Gens.
Sherman, Sheridan and Rosecrans,
three of the four living commanders
of the Army of the Cumberland, Geo.
Buell, the remaining commander, be
ing unable to be present. The right
of the procession moved up H street
to Eighteenth street, each organiza
tion wheeling into line as the left of
the preceding company passed. From
Eighteenth street the procession pro
ceeded to Pennsylvania avenue, down
which it marched to Third street
where the First Division debouched
and proceeded down Third to Mary
land avenue and halted on that aven
ue near the monument. The Second
Division continued on its course and
took position on First street at the
north of the statue,
On a grand stand near the statue
seats had been arranged for 1,500 per
sons. A number of these were occupied
at least an hour before the procession
arrived. The grand stand was pro
fusely draped with bunting, and the
speaker's stand was ornamented with
graceful palms and potted plants,
while a tattered battle flag hung from
its staff at either corner. A pair of
comfortable arm-chairs placed in the
centre of the stand were reserved for
the President and Mis. Cleveland.
Places were also reserved for the
eculptor and other favored guest 3,
The large circle surrounding the mon
ument was kept cleared by the police,
while the sidewalks were crowded
with spectators.
Just before 1 o'clock the invited
guests began to arrive. James and
Harry Garfield were escorted to seats
by Gen. Mussej, while Col. Wilson
performed a similar office for the aged
W. W. Corcoran. The usual Thurs
day Cabinet meeting was adjourned
at an early hour in order to enable
the President and his advisers to at
tend the unveiling ceremonies. Sec
retary Bayard and Attorney-General
Garland were among the early ar
rivals, and were seated to the left of
Mrs. Cleveland. The members of the
Supreme Court of the United States
came in a body, excepting Justices
Wood and llarland, and were seated
in the first row on the left of the
speaker's stand. The District Ju
diciary, members of the Court of
Claims and District Commissioners
were also present. Representatives
of the Diplomatic Corps were placed
on the right of the stand.
At 1 o'clock Gens. Sherman, Sheri
dan and Rosecrans and Gov. Curtin
arrived in a carriage just after the
head of the procession made its ap
pearance. They were soon followed
by President Cleveland, escorted by
Gen. Anderson and Secretary and
Mrs. Fairchild, Col. and Mrs. LA
mont, Postmaster-General Vilas and
Secretary Lamar. Mrs. Cleveland
came accompanied by Mrs. Folsom,
Miss Bayard and Miss Welsh, just
after 1 o'clock and took her seat be
side the President's chair. Ex-Sec
retary Windom and ex-Attorney-Gen
eral MacYeagh, of President Gar
field's Cabinet, were among the
guests present.
At 11 o'clock Marshal Wilson, tak
ing his place on the stand, said:—
' Attention, ladies and gentlemen:
The Society of the Army of the Cum
berland, with these distinguished
guests, are assembled here to-day for
the purpose of unveiling the statue of
that eminent statesman and soldier,
James A. Garfield. The exercises
will be opened with prayer by the
Rev. Dr. Giesy."
In his prayer the clergyman refer
red in glowing language to the
merits of the illustrious stateman to
whom the statue was erected. The
Marine Band surrounding the monu
ment struck up "Hail to the Chief,"
and amid the clapping of hands the
American flag enveloping the statue
was dropped aqd the great bronze
image stood exposed to the rays of
the mid-day sun.
There was a short lull in the pro
ceedings while a battery of artillery 1
fired a National salute. Gen. Sheri-1
dan then introduced the orator of the j
day—Gen. J, Warren Keifer—who, j
on the part of the Monument Com
mittee, delivered an address trans
ferring the statue to Gen. Sheridan.
At its conclusion, Gen. Sheridan, in
behalf of tha society, transferred the
statue to the President in the follow-
I iug words:
"MR. PRESIDENT—This statue,
| which has been unveiled in your
! presence to-day, was erected by the
i comrades of Gen. Garfield belonging
!to the Army of the Cumberland.
| They recognized bis merits as a sol
| dier and they wished to pay some tes
! timony to that merit and to his worth
!as a man. I have the honor, sir, on
I behalf of the Society of the Army of
j the Cumberland to ask you, as the
| representative of the American peo
ple, to accept the statue from their
hands as it was given to me."
The President, who arose as Gen.
Sheridan began speaking, then began
bis address, accepting the statue as a
gift to the Nation. He said:
FELLOW CITIZENS—In performance
of the duty assigned to me on this oc
casion, I hereby accept,on behalf of
the people of the United, States, this
complete and beautiful statue. Amid
the interchange of fraternal greetings
between the survivors of the Army
of the Cumberland and their former
foes upon the battle-field, and while
the Union General and the people's
President awaited burial, the common
grief of the magnanimous survivors
and mourning citizens found express
ion in the determination to erect this
tribute to American greatness; and
thus to-day ia its symmetry and
beauty presents a sign of animosities
forgotten, an emblem of a brother
hood redeemed, and a token of a Na
tion restored.
Monuments and statues multiply
throughout the land, fittingly illus
trative of the love and affection of our
grateful people, and commemorating
brave aud patriotic sacrifices in war,
fame in peaceful pursuits, or honor in
public station. But from this day
forth there shall stand at our seat of
government this statue of a distin
guished citizen, who in his life and
services combined all these things
and more which challenge admiration
in American character—loving ten
derness in every domestic relation,
bravery on the field of battle, fame
and distinction in our halls of legisla
tion, and the highest honor and dig
nity in the Chief Magistracy of the
This stately effigy shall not fail to
teach every beholder that the source
of American greatness is confined to
no condition, nor dependent alone for
its growth and development upon
favorable surroundings. The genius
of our National life beckons to use
fulness and honor those in every
sphere, and offers the highest prefer
ment to manly hopes and sturdy,
honest effort, chastened and conse
crated by patriotio hopes and aspira
tions. As long as this statue stands
let it be proudly remembered that to
every American citizen the way is
open to fame and station, until he—
"Moving up from high to higher,
Becomes on fortune's crowning slope
The pillar of a people's hope,
The center of a world's desire."
Nor can we forget that it also
teaches our people a sad and dis
tressing lesson, and the thoughtful
citizen who views its fair proportions
cannot fail to recall the tragedy of a
death which brought grief and mourn
ing to every household in the land.
But while American citizenship
stands aghast and affrighted that
murder and assassination should lurk
in the midst of a free people and
strike down the head of their Gov
ernment, a fearless search and the
discovery of the origin and hiding
place of these hateful and uunatural
things should be followed by a
solemn resolve to purge forever from
our political methods and from the
operation of our Government the per
versions and misconceptions which
gave birth to passionate and bloody
If from this hour our admiration
for the bravery and nobility of Ameri
can manhood, and our faith in the
possibilities and opportunities of
American citizenship be renewed, if
our appreciation of the blessing of a
restored Union and love for our
Government be strengthened, and If
our watchfulness against the dangers
of a mad chase after partisan spoils
be quickened, the dedication of this
statue to the people of the United
States will not be in vain.
During the delivery of his address
the President was frequently inter
rupted by outbursts of applause. He
spoke fluently, in a clear voice, which
was audible to most of the vast crowd
that filled the circle before the stand.
When he had concluded the band
played "Hail Columbia," and Rev.
F. D. Power, who was the pastor of
Gen. Garfield's church in this city,
pronounced the benediction. The
troops were then dismissed and the
ceremonies came to an end. Secre
taries Endicott and Whitney came
during the delivery of the oration.
Mrs. Vilas, who was also delayed,
took the seat beside Mrs. Cleveland,
which had been vacated by the Presi
dent when he stepped forward to be
gin his address.
The statue, which is a bronze, is
the design of the sculptor, J. Q.
A. Ward, who also designed the
equestrian statue of Gen. Thomas in
this city. It is 10 feet 6 inches in
height and represents Garfield facing
the west in the act of delivering an
address, with his right hand resting
on a column and a manuscript held in
bis left. The pose of the figure is
easy and unconventional. Recum
bent ideal figures at each corner of
the triangular pedestal represent the
student, the warrior and the states
man, typifying the three epochs in
Gen. Garfield's career. Bronze tab
lets above the figure bear a globe, a
trumpet and sword and a laurel
wreath, enclosing the scales of jus
tice. The inscriptions upon the shaft
are placed upon three sides, as fol
lows :
Southwest face, "James A. Gar
field, 1831-1881;" on the southeast
face, "Major-General U. S V. Mem
ber of Congress, Senator and Presi
dent of the United Statesof America
on the north face, "Erected By His
Comrades of the Society of the Army
of tho Cumberland, May 12, 1887."
The erection of the statue was au
thorized at a meeting ot the society
at Chattanooga in 1881, and nine
members were appointed to select a
design and superintend its construe-
I tion. The committee this morning
/ paid over to the sculptor, Mr. Ward,
' $56,784 in full settlement of his
| claim.
The Queen of England Visits
Buffalo Bill's Encampment.
LONDON, May 11 —Queen Victoria
this afternoon visited the "Wild
West" encampment at Earl's Court
where a private exhibition was given
for her benefit. The public was not
admitted to the grounds this after
noon because the Qaeea had ordered
to the contrary. She sent word yes
terday afternoon that she desired the
performance to begin soon after her
arrival at 5 o'clock The Queen is
almost the only ruler in Europe, ex
cept the Czar of Russia, who wiil not
attend auy entertainment in company
with the public. The order to exclude
everyone not directly connected with
the Wild West Company so that none
should be present except those es
pecially invited by her was rigidly
All th 9 members of the company
were directed to remain in the stables
with the horses uutil the Queen and
her party had been seated. There
was great excitement among the cow
boys. There were policemen stand
ing guard over every stable. The
cowboys were very hard to repress.
They wouid keep coming out of the
stables and go lounging about, great
ly to the horror of the policemen-
These constables appeared to be
rather afraid of the cowboys and
would beg them to back, instead of
ordering them. As the cowboys
were all armed to the teeth and had
numerous belts of extra cartridges
buckled about their waists there was
good reason for the respect paid them
by these constables.
Policemen stiffened like stakes
when the Queen entered the amphi
theatre and stood like soldiers on
guard. All during the performance
gillies and servants stood with the
policemen in the central entrance of
the amphitheatre and did not venture
once to sit down upon any of the va
cant seats near them. The Queen
took her seat and when all of her
party were seated she signaled to one
of her equerries. He nodded to a po
liceman and he touched the arm of
the handsome Richmond orator of the
Wild West performance. He in turn
waved a small red flag and the scen
ery which had parted to admit the
Queen and her attendants again open
ed and the voice of Buffalo Bill was
heard shouting "go." The Indians
and cowboys came dashing in like
wind and formed in a parade line op
posite the Queen. Then each section
of separate tribes dashed to the front
and posed in a picturesque line in
front of her Majesty. The yelling of
the Indians and shoqting of the cow
boys and the rush of steeds appeared
to have a perfect facination for the
royal spectator. She put up a pair
of glasses and gave her whole atten
tion to the line going up and down
until graceful Colonel Cody came to
the front at last, and, backing upon
his graceful horse, bovyed to front of
The regular programme was not
given. She said that she could re
main only until 6:20. This give
scant three-quarters of an hour and
everything was done with a rush.
All of the performers were very ner
vous, but in spite of their nervous
ness they were much more successful
than upon the opening day. After
the graud parade there were one or
two races aud then the rifle shooting
began. Lillian Smith, who shoots
at moving glass balls, missed only
twice in a succession of forty or fifty
shots. When she had finished the
Queen signaled to her to come to the
royal box. Miss Smith advanced
and bowed and the Queen bowed in
return. Nothing was said. Annie
Oakley, who followed her, was equal
ly successful. She, too, was present
ed to the Queen. Both of the young
women bowed in a matter-of-fact-way
and then walked off as If they were
not at all overcome by the situation.
The attack upon the deadwood
coach greatly delighted the royal
party. This and the attack upon the
settler's cabin was completed within
ten. The war dance interested the
Queen more than any other feature of
the performance. Several of the most
distinguished chiefs of the party were
stripped entirely naked except their
breech-clouts, When the fervor of
the dance reached its height their only
covering, except what has been men
tioned, was a coat of paint and a few
bracelets. The Richmond orator in
a picturesque suit of buckskin and
beadwork, with his Jang brown curls
floating in the wind, stood just at the
left of the Queen outside her box and
called out in a clear, musical voice an
explanation of every item of the limit
ed bill. Occasionally the Queen
would turn to him and ask him some
question. The attack on the cabin
was the closing act of the performance
This was done with great spirit aud
dash. The cowboys and Indians ex
celled themselves in most reckless and
daring riding. Buck Taylor, when
the cavalcade swept down near the
royal box, fairly threw his horse
around into twenty or thirty positions
inside of a minute. He fired his re
volver from under his horse and ex
hibited such lightning-like gymnastic
ability as to call for a perfect yell of
approval from excitable Major Burke,
who stood at the right of the royal
bos,.inspiring the boys with bis en
thusiasm and fire.
At the close of the performance a
large portion of the party went
through the exhibition part of the
show. The queen did not go. She
directed that Red shirt and the prin
ciple Indian chiefs should be brought
where she was. Red Shirt was first
presented, The Queen now advanc
ed to the front of the box. Everyone
uncovered a3 she stood up, I was
not over six feet distant from the
place where Red Shirt was present
The Queen advanced to the open
ing of the box and stood upon the
floor, which is about six inches above
the level of the track. Red shirt ad
vanced and stood upon the tanbark,
when he was presented by the inter
preter. The interpreter was very
much overcome. Red Shirt was as
self-possessed as the Queen herself.
He half nodded and smiled. The
Queen directed the interpreter to say
to him that she was glad to see him;
that she had admired his riding very
much and bade him welcome to En
gland. Red Shirt's facj lighted up
when this was communicated to him
in husky whispers by the interpreter.
He responded in the gutturals of his
native language Tiie interpreter
translated It, but in su.'h a feeble
voice that the Q'leeu could not hear
Orator Richmond i tiie phrase
so that the Queen heard it It was:
"I have come rnaay thousand miles
to see you; now thit I hive seen you
my heart is glad." The Queen nod
ded at this fl)w«>ry sentence aid Red
Shirt stepped back
Then Yellow Strip 1 Face, the
half-breed interpreter, was presented,
Then came two squiws, the mothers
of the twj p.ippaosei ia the cimo A
little pappoose was fi>*st present
ed. Tne Qieen patted her cheek
with her black silk-gloved hand aad
then the little tiling stuck out her
brown paw and the Queen shook it
At this the Queen stepped back, but
the mother was not contented. She
walked up and stuck out her haad
and the Queen shook hands gravely
and bowed. Then the other squaw
came up and said "how," and oliered
her hand Then the little brown boy
pappoose eamo up and offered his
hand. Tue Quaen shook hands with
them all, these being the only mem
bers of tha Will Wesi that
were thus honored.
On His Country's Altai*.
From the Philadelphia Daily New
A Lycoming county farmer, bless
ed by the possession of broad acres
and fat cattle, and a fatter bank ac
count, bad given bis tire sons—more
precious than all else besides—that
the Union might be preserved. His
name wa3 Rankin. His wife was
dead and his boys were his only so
lace, but when war was declared he
felt as did Yolumuin, the mother of
Coriolauus, when she said, 'Had 1 a
dozen sons, each in my love alike, I
had rather have eleven die nobly for
their country than cue voluptously
perfeit out of action.' So the Rankin
boys went to confront grim-visaged
war. The life-blood of two of tLem
made more fertile the rank growth of
the Peninsula, and their bodies lav
unclaimed amid the thousands who
had gone down iu the shock of battle.
The bowed but not broken father
cam 3 to the Governor's office in Ilar
risburg with his tail of woe. Au
drew G. Curtin never turned a deaf
ear to such as he. lie said:
"You are too old a man to go after
your sons' bodies. I will send a
messenger for them aud you can rest
assured that you will be enabled to
give them burial."
And this was doqe.
After tba second battle of Manas
ses the aged farmer again entered the
Executive Chamber, and, without
saying a word, seated himself. The
Governor recognized him at once, aud
"Cau it be that this old man has
been afilicted again?"
He bade hira approach. The visit
or's voice was broken, but his tears
did net fall as he said:
"Governor, auother of them has
For a moment Governor Curtin
could not speak. He silently wrung
the horny hand of the despoiled fath
er. When he found voice he said:
"You must not go; I will send for
him. You shall sae him again."
And this was done.
When the news of the battle of
Gettysburg reached Ilarrisburg Gov
ernor Curtin traveled rapidly across
the country aud viewed that mem
orable conflict. After its conclusion
he returned to Harrisburg tand was
seated late at night in his room, when
again Mr. Rankin entered without a
word, and silently seated himself
upon a chair.
"My God," thought Mr. Curtin,
"it cannot be that the blow has fallen
upon this old man again."
Ho could uot bring himself to a.-k
the question, and for ftiiiy iitteea min
utes the two mon sat in the room,
their heads upjn their hands, aud
neither uttered a word. At last the
old man said, as he steadied his
"Governor, the other two are
"The other two? This is terri-
"Yes, Governor, the other two,
They have taken them all."
He wished a pass to enter the lines
that he might bring homa his silent
"You are too old," said the an
guished Governor. "I will send
for them, and they shall be taken
And this was done.
After Governor Curtin had return
ed to this country at the close of his
five years' residence at the court of
Russia, he was in Philadephia when
it was intimated to him that Mr Ran
kin, who was still alive, would be
highly delighted if his benefactor
would pay him a visit when the ex-
Miniater was on his way to his home
in Centre county. Mr. Curtin said
that he would comply with the wish,
and when he reached the railroad sta
tion nearest to the LyoomiDg county
farmer's home, he found the old man
waiting for him with a carriage. That
evening the people of the surrouuding
country, at Mr. Rankin,s bidding,
flocked to do honor to the ex-Govern
or. The next morning, after partak
ing of a breakfast such as only a
Pennsylvania farm house can produce,
the aged agriculturist invited Mr.
Curtin to join him in a walk. He
led the way to a wc oded knob near
the house, and atop of which was a
beautifully sodded inclosure,surround
ed by an iron railing, and within it
were five mounds and five headstones.
The old man pointed toward them,
and simply said:
"Governor, there they lie."
Both men bowed their heads, and
neither uttered a word. In a few
moments Mr Rankin turned away
with a cheery remark about the sur
rounding country, and from that mo
ment during the two days' festivities
that succeeded Mr. Curtin's arrival,
the desolate father never referred to
his sleeping sons. Pathetic, isn't
it? ,
Mr. and Mrs. bowser.
From Detroit Free Press.]
I suppose that Mr. Bowser is like
the majority of men putting the best
side before the public. The other
morning when he left the house he
knew that baby was sick, I had a
headache and the cook was disabled
by cuttiug her haul on a piece of
glass. I had told him that we were
out of butter aud cofoe and potatoes,
and ha said he would stop aud order
them Once on the car he forgot all
about it, and at half-past 11, meeting
an old schoolmate, he insisted:
">'ow you come right up to dinner
with me. I want you to see my
house and my family, and have a vis
"But your wife won't be expecting
j company."
' "Oh, you come right along. My
wife and my house are always ready
for any visitors I may bring home,
and your presence won't cause us an
i iota of embarrassment "
At 11 o'clock I told Jane to pick np
any sort of dinner for Mr. Bowser,
aud at 12 Mr. Bowser a nd his friend
entered the house. Leaving him in
the parlor, Mr. Bowser rushed in on
me with:
"Get into your Sunday clothes" aa
soon as possible—dress the baby up
tell the cook to have three kinds of
meat—send for a nigger to wait on
the table, and run through the room
and pick up things."
"Mr. Bowser, have you been idiot
enough to bring some cne home to
j dinner."
| "Of course I have. What is there
wrong about that, I would like to
"Well, where are the groceries you
' went to order?"
"Groceries? I forgot!"
i "Jaue can't use but one hand,
while 1 should faint away if I tried to
dress. You'll have to take him to a
"Never! When I invite a man to
partake of my hospitality I'll never
i scul! him off to a hotel! [lt is a
pretty state of affairs that my house
: is all upset in this manner at this
■ time! Mrs. Bowser, you and I must
have a reckoning! I'll be hanged
■■ if I put up with such conduct as
. this!"
And then he returned to the parlor
aad 1 heard him say:
j "Well, old fellow, I find a note
from my Bride (that's me) stating
: that she had taken the little angel
! (t hat's our wall eyed babv) over to
: her sister's for the day, and our idiot
' of a cook didin't expect me home and
: has no dinner ready. We'll have to
j go down to the restaurant."
I "That's all right. You've got a
: beautiful home here. "
"And the nicest little wife and the
' prettiest baby in all the world!" ex
claimed Mr. Bowser as he slapped his
An Original Set of Pictures.
Chicago News.]
If you'll wait a minute I'll get yon
the proofs of a very original set of
pictures. Here they are. Look like
a lot of scenes from a play,don't they.
They belong to a Michigan lady. She
came to me not long ago and made
an appointment for herself and hus
for the next morning. She said I
had better reserve at least three
hours, as she wanted a complete set
of pictures taken, and would have to
change her dress several times They
arrived the next day with a Saratoga
trunk and a valise, and had them
brought up to the dressing room.
It turned out that they were a
bride and a groom, and that she had
been struck with the idea of having a
series of pictures taken commemorat
ing each important event in their
courtship. The submissive groom
himself didn't seem to think the idea
a particularly brilliant one, but he
evidently had to give in.
"First," she said, "we'll have our
introduction," and she made him put
on a light tweed summer suit and ar
rayed herself in a pink gauzy affair
and a sun hat—it seemed they had
first met at a picnic—and these were
the identical clothes worn on the oc
casion. She remembered how they
had stood when presented to each
other, and had the little scene repro
duced as nearly as possible. Then
they changed to evening dress end
were taken as they appeared when
waltzing together for the first time.
No. 3is the boating picture. I don't
exactly know what it commemorates,
but suppose some especially tender
i passage. Then she wanted to have
the proposal scene, but he objected
to tbat, and so vigorously that I at
once suspected him of having resort
ed to his knees on the occasion. They
had quite a tiff over it, but finally
compromised it on the time when she
played him the "Moonlight Sonata."
The piano was wheeled in and, in my
opinion, that makes the prettiest pic
ture of all. Here is at the altar.
That's the last of present series, but I
believe they intend coming to town
every year, on the anniversary of
their wedding day, for the purpose
adding a new one to the collec
How She Lost Her Maid.
Clara Belle, in one of her notable
letters, says:
Speaking of humbug, a Fifth Ave.,
belle's maid, a trim, pretty creature,
suddenly disappeared recently; and
it was a wonder, because the girl was
well paid in proportion to her good
looks—for it is deliciously swell now
to have a pretty body servant, She
had not seemingly been dissatisfied
with her work or wages. Her em
ployer feared that some sentimental
harm had come to her, and charitably
went so far as to hire a private de
tective to hunt her up, Where do
you think he found her? She was an
advertising exhibit in a hair-wash es
tablishment. There is a boom on in
that industry. Phenomenally long
haired women are posed in the win
dows of stores where hair tonics are
on sale, and competition is hot. The
comely maid had luxuriant tresses,
which gww so heavily and rapidly
that she went periodically to a hair
dresser to have them cut short.
"How much wages do you get?"
he asked her. .
"Twenty-four dollars am^~*ir/'she
"I can get you donble that," he
said, "and nothing at all to do except
to be admired, Oh, don't be alarmed
—there's no harm in it. Messrs.
Blank & Co., the well known makers
of Cerulian Glory, want to boom
their stuff. You are just the girl
they desire. You will have your
head shaved close. Then they will
show you freely to their customers,
telling them that yon lost your hair
years ago by feyer, and had given up
all hopes of regaining it; you have
tried many preparations in vain; they
are going to experiment on you.
Your hair grows fast and fine—it is
on view from day to day—it becomes
a marvel—the fame of it spreads by
word of mouth, and by the time your
head has regained its usual beauty
they have sold 1,000 extra bottles of
Ceruliau, and you have received
three mouths' extra wages. Sea?"
She saw; and that was how the
Fifth avenue belle lost her pretty
—"lt is the little things that tell,"
says an old adage. Yes, especially
the little brothers.
—Physic beats the faith cure, be
cause it has the ineide track.
NO. 27