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Letters of Administration having been grant
ed to the undersigned on the estate of Franklin
Fisher, late of Allegheny township, dee'd. notice
is hereby given to all parties knowing them
selves indebted to said estate to make Immedi
ate payment, and those having claims against
saldestate to present them duly authenticated
for settlement. BARBARA FISHER, I Admr 8
W. A. Fishkk. I
Sandy Point. Butler Co.. Pa.
A. K. Keiber. A try,
■STATC Ori.lL HARBISON, DEC'D.
Whereas letters of administration have been
minted by the Register of Butler county, I a.,
fothe undersigned on the estate of R. M. lUtr
blson late of Buffalo twp.. Butler county. Pa.,
who know thenwelves in
debted to said estate will make Immediate
payment, and those having claims against the
same will present.them properly authenticated
tor settlement to the underslgned.^^^
FRKKPOKT. P, 0., PA, Administrators.
ESTATE OF CHRISTOPHER MeSICHAKL,
LATE OF CLAY TOWNSHIP, DEC'D.
Letters testamentary on the estate 6f
Christopher McMichael, dee'd, late of Clay
township, Bntlet county, Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned. All persons
Knowing themselves indented to said estate,
will please make immediate payment, and
any having claims against said estate, will
present them dnly authenticated for settle
ment. „ .
JAPHLA. McMICHAEL, Ex'r.
EUCLID P. 0., Butler Co. Pa.
Letters testamentary having
the undersigned on the estate of Robert Hessei
gessor deceased, late of Wlnfleld twp., Butler
?Srpa7aH persons knowing _ themselves in
debted to said estate will make Immediate pay
ment, and those having claims against sald es
tate will present the same properly authentlcat
DAVID HESSELGESSER, ( Ex rs.
April 18, 'B7. LeasurevUle. Butler Co.. Pa.
Estate of Zephaniah Snyder,
LATB OF BXAOY TOWNSHIP, DEC'D. .
Letters of administration C. T. A. on the es
tate Zephaniah Snyder, late of Brady twp., But
ler Co.. Pa., having been granted to the under
signed. all persons knowing themselves Indebt
ed to said estate will please make Immediate
payment, and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenticated
for settlement.. j. c. SNYDER. Adm'r.
West Liberty P. 0.. Butler Co.. Pa.
The School Directors of Franklin town
ship will receive sealed proposals for the
building of a new school house up to the Ist
of August, 1887. Bids will be received in
cluding stone-work or separate.
Plans and specifications can be seen at the
house of WM. DICK, Sec y.
To Whom it May Concern.
TAKE NOTICE-That there will be a final
general meeting of the creditors of W. C. Brj;
son, bankrupt, according to the provisions of
the Bankrupt act of March 2. lßffT. Sections 27 and
28. and for the purposes therein set forth, at the
office of Nosh W. Sharer. Esq.. Register in Bank
ruptcy at No. 93 Diamond street, Pittsburg, Pa.,
on the i«th day of July. 1887. at 11 o'clock a. m
of said dav. when and where you may attend if
you see proper. McJUNKIN
Butler, Pa., June 80,1387. Assignee.
FARM FOR SALE.
I will seell my farm, located in Franklin
township, Bntler county, Pa. It contains
of good, well watered land, both ridge and
awamp; good grain land and good grass land,
•bout 30 acres of good chestnut timber, three
GOOD BANK BARN,
60x60 feet, frame and log dwelling, ood
spring and good spring house near honse;
well in kitchen, good corn crib, pig pen and
all necessary improvements.
For terras, etc, inquire of me on the prem
ises. GKOBUK C. MCCANDLKSS,
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE.
FARM of 175 acres nearß. R. station. 90 acres
Improved land, convenient to Pittsburg ; barn
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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
A DRAMATIC SENSATION,
The Throbbing, Thrilling Drama. How to
By D. -A-. HECK,
Author of the "The Bride Won; or. What a New
Suit of Clothes DM . n will he enacted every
day and evening during the coming
season at D, A. liKCK'S
GREAT CLOTHING EMPORIUM,
Jio. 11, Kortli Main St., Duffy's Block,
BDTLKB, - FA.
L'ntll.lurtlicr notice. Tills powerful work is a
wonderful and variegated combination of
tragle.il comedy. and comical tragedy
and never falls to bring down tiio lioute.
Tlie actors are all stars. Tue cofctumlng
wlllbe a strong feature. The following briefly
outlined Is tlie
SONG— HI? happy man no more reflects.
Who buys his clothing at D. A. Heck's
ACT I,—SCENE l—Time 9 a.m: Enter young inau
with lrlenil. Voung man explains to lus
friend that the direct cause ot ills en;, r:ige
ment to the wealthy farmer's daughter
was his purchase oi an elegant suit at
D. A. HECK'S Great clothing Emporium.
Friend tumbles to the idea and is made
happy with a new suit, Ilat, Shirts. Collars
Ties, Underwear, Gloves, Hose,. lruiiK
Valise. I'mbrella, etc. Scene closes with
sons. joined in by the audience.
SONG— The dav will be Intensely coid.
When I>. A. Heck is undersold, <i.c.
ACT II.— SCENE 2-Tlme 11 a.m. Enter throng ot
people, old men, young men, ladies, chil
dren, managing matrons w*th maiTtarM Oie
daughters, who with one accord lulrly
shriek with delight at the wonderful bar
gains shown. The beautllul young lady,
Cinderella finds some jeweiery, a pair of
Corsets, a pair of Kid (.loves, an elegant
pair or Hose that set her off so exquisitely
that a dude from I'nlonvllle and a young
man from Greece City both propose.as the
Greece City man has on one of L>. A. lleck s
lrreslstabie suits, Cinderella decides to
patronize home industries and accepts
him. The Unlonville dude talks of dnels.
sulfides, icc.. but decides not to leave this
world while he can get clothing so cheap
at U. A. HECK S Great Emporium.
Song by company, joined by audience:
Tls our experience, one and all,
And every one who tries It knows,
Tlint I). A. HE'JK has got the coll.
And takes the town In selling clothes.
ACT III.— SCENE 3. -Time ten years later:
HECK'S LARGEST EMPORIUM.
Ten years are supposed to have elapsed.
1). A. HECK'S Store quadrupled in size.
Hutler a metropolis. Arrival of several
excursions, electric trains and a number
of balloons, with crowds of people to buy
Hats, Caps. Collars,
Neck Ties, Hosiery,
Bill and Pockctbooks,
Cloth, llalr and Tooth Brushes
and Innumerable other articles which
space forbids to mention. Scores of pros
perous men and plump matrons gal her
around the proprietor, all agreeing that
their rise In the world began from the mo
ment they began to buy their goods from
D A. HECK.
Cinderella and her husband about to de
part for Mt. chestnut (this is no chestnut)
The Unlonville dude, a dude no longer but
a rich business man In the city of Uutler.
Population 10.000, noted chiefly for being
the most enterprising city In the county,
and for fair dealing and lor the fact 1). A.
HECK'S Emporium, Duffy's Block, Is the
headquarters lor good goods, fair dealing
and low prices.
All will now Join In singing:—
How D. A. Heck is selling clothes.
Way down at bed rock—
•lust watch the crowd that dally goes
To 1). A. lleek's In Duff y Block.
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HOW TO GET ALONG.
[ Trip lightly over trouble,
Trip lightly over wrong
j We only make grief double
By dwelling on it long.
Why clasp woe's hand so tightly,
Why sigh o'er blossoms e'eud,
Why cling to forms unsightly,
Why not seek joy instead?
Trip lightly over sorrow,
Though all be dark,
The sua may shine to-morrow,
And gayly sing the lark;
Fair hopes have not departed,
Though roses may have li^'J;
Then never be down-hearted,
But look for joy instead.
Trip lightly over shadow,
Stand not to rail at doom;
We've pearls to string, of gladness,
On this side of the tomb;
While stars are nightly shining',
And heaven is overhead,
Encourage not repining,
But look for joy instead.
Captain John Hablette, in whose
truthfulness wc ail have implicit con
fidence, relates the following story:
One uiirht several yeors ago, I was
a passenger on a Missouri laihvay
train that was mercilessly robbed by
a party of young wretches, who not
only deprived us of our valuables, but
who, daring the outrage, subjected
us to their low flung raiilery. I was
not burdeusomely encumbered with
moaey aud gave up, without a pang,
the small amount I had, but when
one of the rascals told me to take off
my watch, I filed my motion for an
appeal. The watch, aside from be
ing a gold time-keeper of finest make,
had been presented to me by a dear
"Look here," said I, "can't you let
me keep this watch? I suppose you
have often heard such a request—not
at all strange in your line of business
—but which by granting would ex
hibit your remaining dregs of grace,
and which I might eay, might in time
prove to be the fruitful meats of re
I was a young member at the bar
at that time, ratber liked to hear the
sound of my own voice, and thought
that this little speech, so applicable
and delivered with such emphasis,
should at once gain my case, but the
villaiu, graceful of form as well as
graceless ot morals, bowed profound
ly and replied;—
"My dear sir, I like to hear you
talk, and under ordinary circumstan
ces would listen to you with only a
moderate degree of impatience, but
on this occasion I am really pressed
for time. While I am accommo
dating aud willing to grant a hearing
to anyone dissatiffied with the man
ner in which iconduct my affairs, yet
1 must insist that you pay more at
tention to prompt delivery aud less to
oratory. "Ah," taking my watch,
"a jeweled checker-off of time's hur
rying moments. So long, sir. I
wish you a safe journey."
About two years after my experi
ence with the robbers. I went on a
summer vacation to Wisconsin. One
day, while threshing a little trout
stream. I met a young gentleman to
whom—as he was engaged in the
same pastime, and has he had caught
nothing—l became attracted. He
was a tall, graceful young man,
quick-witted, and with a face impres
sively handsome. We sat in the
mossy shade and ate lunch together.
We talked for an hour and then like
American citizens, introduced our
selves. This is an American charac
teristic. An Englishman must know
your name before he will exhibit the
slightest interest in you, but an
American must become acquainted
with you before he cares to know
"My name is Robert Gosman,"
said he, when I had delivered my
cognomen, "but I am known as Wild
Bob. I don't know why, for no one
ever sees me in a hurry. llere's some
very fine cabbage pickle!"
"Call you Wild Bob because you
are not wild, probably," I replied.
"The members cf a certain bar in Ar
kaneaw call me Cold water John,
tbouerh I don't now remember that I
have ever shown any marked predilec
tion for cold water. Pickle is first
"Say, Ilablett; I live about three
miles from here. You haven't any
thing to do particularly, have you!"'
"Well, anything I have to do, I do
"I mean, have you anything par
ticularly to do?"
"Well, suppose you go homo with
me. You will find the folks to be
very agreeable. It is no boarding
As the boarding-house I had secur
ed was hardly up to the standard of
appetite, to say nothing of association,
I agreed to accompany Mr Gosman
The Gosmans lived in a largo brick
house, surrounded by tali trees.
The cool yard, the spring ncar**"the
house and even the barn from which
issued the sharp, filing notes of a
score of Guinea hens—all to me were
inviting. Old man Gosmau—old
man through courtesy, for he was not
so very old, was quiet and undemon
strative, but I could see that I was
not an "unwelcome guest, a guest
unbid." Mrs. Gosman was one of
those women who remind rne of a
piece of silk. Smooth, never show
ing a ruffle, smiling nearly always,
but so quiet of manner, and so soft of
voice that sometimes, when hearing
an undistinct sound in the room, I
would look up, thinking that she had
spoken. Miss Lanette Gosman—
but how shall I speak of her? The
adjective beautiful expresses much,
yet how commonplace and incom
plete. Did you ever notice that
some girls carry eunshine in their
voices? It is a fact, whether or not
you have noticed it. J know that
Lanette's voice was full of sunshine,
for everything was brighter when she
spoke. Her beauty, when she enter
ed the room, bounded upon my vision
like a glad surprise.
"Oh, yes, you must remain awhile
with us," she remarked the next even
ing after my arrival, when Bob had
renewed his invitation. "It is very
lonesome here at times. When father
is not at work he walks around with
his bands behind him. There's
nothing that makes rac more lone
some than to 6ee a man walking
around that way. It always seems
to me that he is in trouble; and moth
er, she is so quiet and easy—well,
mother reminds me of a piece china,
Bob, I'll declare she doer," turning to
her brother and growing brighter in
the the light of her new found com
parison. "No one would ever know
that she is on the place, hardly,"
turning to me.
"We cau't say as much for you,"
replied Bob. "Everybody in the
neighborhood knows when you are at
"Am I such a romp, Mr. lla'j
"No!" I replied. "I—l never saw
anyone more lady like."
"There now, Mr. Smarty," shaking
her head at Bob.
"Ob, he say 3 that because he can't
get around it," replied Bob.
"No you don't; do you?" appealing
to me with an air so bewitching that
1 actually felt like getting up and
dancing the "Essence of Old Yirgin
"I mean it, Miss Lanette. You
are lady-like "
"There now, cgaiu, Smart Jackety.
But, Mr. Ilablett,you haven't told me
"Haven't told you?"
"No, haveu't told me that ycu can
remain with us awhile."
"Well, lamcn a vacation and I
much prefer this place to any other
place—" in the world, I came in one
of saying—"prefer it to any other
place I have found."
"Thank ycu," she said.
As I sat there contemplating her
enchanting beauty, I wondered if she
could really be a flirt. Then this
crushing thought fell upon rather than
arose within me. "Of course she is.
A girl so frank, so easily delighted,
could be carried off by any ciod-hop
per." I had never heard it intimated
that I was handsome, and my feet,
with a pronounced affinity for No. 9's
now seemed to bo incased in 12's. Uh
yea, I loved her—loved her until I
was actually sick. After supper I
went out alone aud told myself I was
a fool. I heard Lanette singing.and,
addressing myself, I said: "Ilablett,
you are the biggest fool I ever saw.
Why don't you pick up a few grain 3
of sense as you go ulong? Don't
you know the girl is laughing at
I returned to the house, and going
to my trunk—which had just been
brought from my boarding house —1
took out Blackstone and decided to
rub up my knowledge of common law,
but incorporal hereditaments,freeholds
aud the like were powerless to divert
my mind from the engulfing channel
into which it was determined to
flounder. I out dowu the book, and
as 1 sat musing, or rather agonizing,
I heard a woman in the hall-way
"Miss Lanette, whar Wild Bob
ketch up wid dat cuis lookiu' white
Three weeks had elapsed, aud yet
I remained a guest at the Gosman
farm-house. Bob and I spent much
of our time in fishing, but I didn't
want to fish, Fish, the mischief!
Talk about fishing to a man who is
almost on the verge of dropping on
the ground and kicking in the agonies
of fatal love! The girl's attentions
had not abated, but, hang it, I cotil<i»
not see that they had increased. 1
couldn't fool along this way. I was
determined to bring the case to a
Late one afternoon while "moping"
in the woods near the house, I met
Lanette, who, with a handful of wild
flowers, was returning home from a
neighborhood visit, On my part, I
don't think the meeting was altogeth
"I saw some beautiful flowers
just over here the other day," said
I. "Come with me aud we will get
Oh, what a liar. I had seen no
flowers. She joined me and we pro
ceeded along a path so narrow that it
seemed impossible for me to get
more than one foot in it at a time.
"How far are they?"
"Not far. Let me see. Just over
there, I believe."
"Are you quite euro that you saw
"Oh, yes "
"Yesterday mor—Lanette, I expect
you think that—"
"Think what?" she asked, stop
P' n K>
"Think that I am—well, let's go
to the house. No, I'm going to tell
you. I love you. #llold OD! Oh, it's
"I didn't dispute it," she said.
"Of course not,but—"l had caught
her in my arms. I had seen tears in
"I love you so much," she breathed
in my ear.
Ah, lightning, it is a wonder you
hadn't settled ine right there. Such
happines must be a mistake. She
would marry me! Great Caeaai! I
looked around to see if any one were
about to shoot at me, but saw noth
ing but a cow quietly grazing I
wondered if I were not in duty bound
to ruu against a tree and kill myself
I was a fool—but I was so deucedly
Our engagement was not kept sc
crect. Tho old gentleman readily
gave his consent, declaring that
Lanette's choice was his choice.
Mrs. Gosman had very little to say
but shimmering like a piece of satin,
said she had no objection to me.
One day, about two weeks from tho
time appointed for our marriage, I
decided to go over and catch a few
trout. Bob was not at home, and a.-;
the distance was too great for Lanette
to walk, I concluded to go alone.
"You must be back by four
o'clock," said Lanette.
"But how am I to know? I have
"Couldn't you take the clock under
"Wait. Boh has a watch upstairs
lie never wears it, but I don't sup
pose he would care if you were to
take it. Just wait a minute, and I'll
wind it up and set it."
A few moments later she returned
with the watch. I could scarcely re
press and exclamation; "J.L.H." en
graved on the case. I said nothing,
but after leaving the house I examin
ed the watch. It was mine, unmis
takably. Could it be possible that
Bob wa3 one of the train robbers? I
was so disturbed that, taking no in
terest in fishing, I soon returned to
the house. As I neared the gate I
saw that Bob had returned. Seeing
me,he came forward and said:
"Lanette tells me that she let you
take my watch."
"Yes, here it is."
"Of course it is sa r e in vour bands,
BUTLER, PA,. FRIDAY, Jt'LY !S, 1887
"But what?" I a.-ktd.
"Seems to be an excellent time
keeper, Bob. Where did you get
"Oh, by the way of a chance," he
replied, but I could see that be was
| confused. "Ah," thought I, that
night as I lay in lied, "that is doubt
j less one reason why you deserve the
: name of Wild Bub. Marry the sister
iof an outlaw? I shuddered. Yes, I
1 would marry her, even though she
! were an outlaw herself. It was my
duty though to have Bob arrested,
j What a thoughtl It would almost
kill his parents. "I will wait until
■ after we are married,"' I mused, "but
: I must discharge my duty."
The very next morning, upon tak-
I ing up a newspaper, I saw that one
of the Missouri train robbers had
b<:en captured. "He had in his pos
session." continued the account, "a
number of valuable watches. When
asked why he had not disposed of
them, he replied he was afraid that
such a step might lead to his detec
tion, and that it had been his inten
tion to leave the country aud sell
them. The chief of police of St.
Louis, requests that those who lo3t
watches during the late train robbery
in this State, will please furnish him
with description ot proper."
Although I was satisfied that Bob
had my watch, yet 1 wrote to the St,.
Louis chief of police, and to my in
finite surprise, received a few days
later my watch. Now I could see a
difference, though very slight between
my watch and Bob's, but I could not
account for the same initials. This
thought puzzled me: Why should
he have shown such embarrassment
when I asktd him where he got the
watch? I was determined to find
out, so, accompanying Bob to his
room, I related the circumstances of
the train robbery and then showed
him my watch.
"Why, it is just like mine!" he ex
claimed. "Same initials, too. Well,
it is strange, surely,"
"So strange, Bob, that I don't un
derstand it. Tell me where you got
your watch. Of course it is no busi
ness of mine, but I would like to
"I got it from a friend."
"Yes, Bob, but why were you em
barrassed when I asked you concern
For a few moments he remained
silent. A cloud crossed his face.
Passing his hand over his face, as
though he would rub the cloud away,
"Oue of tbe best friends I ever had
was James L Harmon. This watch
once belonged to him. One night he
took it arid gave it to me in payment
of a gambling debt I took it.jokingly,
intending to return it, but the first
thing I saw upon taking up a morn
ing paper, next day, was that James
had been killed while in a saloon
The horrible affair occurred a short
time after he left me."
"Bob, you will never know what
relief you give me."
I related my suspicions. He
laughed in genuine appreciation and
said: "You don't mo, John. I have
not the courage to rob a bee-hive,
much less a railway train, but really
I am glad that that you no longer re
gard me a robber and that you do not
necessarily believe your property to
be in danger of stealthy removal
while I am around."
"I know one thing, Bob."
"You are the best fellow I ever
Lanette and I were married by a
good old parson who talked through
his nose. Everybody seemed to be
happy, although the old gentleman
walked with his hands behind him.
The old lady wept smoothly and
without a w, but still looked like a
piece of china.
Bleeding His Country.
From Youth's Companion.]
Lord Chesterfield is better known
by the "Letters to His Son," in
which he shines as a master of deport
ment, than by his diplomacy and ora
tory. Yet in his day, he was called
the "British Cicero," and was trusted
with such fine diplomatic work as
that illustrated by this anecdote:
A certain nobleman had talents,
learning and influence; but he had
one vanity—the desire to be thought
skillful in physic and an expert in
It was cnce thought necessary to
have this noblemau's vote for a cer
tain bill before tho House of Lords,
and the task of securing it was assign
ed to Chesterfield, lie knowing the
noble lord's foible, called on him one
morning. After a brief conversation
upon tho weather and other trivial
topics, Chesterfield complained of a
headache, and asked the nobleman to
feel his pulse.
The noble lord instantly laid his
fingers on his visitor's wrist, said his
pulse was too high, aud suggested
that the loss of a little blood would
"I have no objection, my lord,"
answered Chesterfield; "and, as I
hear your lordship has a masterly
hand, will you favor mo by trying
your lancet on me?"
The visitor, having boon bled, a*k
ed: "I)o you go to the House, to-day,
"1 did not intend to go," answered
the nobleman, "as I am not informed
as to the merits of the question which
is to be debated. You doubtless
have considered it; which side do
Chesterfield, having gained the
nobleman's confidence by humoring
his vanity, easily influenced his judg
ment He then carried him to the
House and secured his vote for the
"None of my friends," said the wit,
"have done as much for the country
as I have, for I have literally bled for
it." He cxibited devotion to his
party, but tho act was unscrupulous,
aud an honest man would not have
Not Anxious to See It.
A Chicago man visiting Cincinnati
was being shown around by a citizen
who said: "Now, let's go and and see
the widows' home." The Chicago
man put his finger to tho side of his
nose and wiuked, and then said:"Not
much, Mary Ann; I saw a widow
home <aace, and she sued me for a
breach of promise and proved it on
me, and it cost ma SIO,OOO. No, sir;
send the widows home in a hack."
—Ex-Secretary Manning is at bis
desk in his b inking oflho in New
j The First Sun Picture Ever
i Taken in it
There are some interesting memoirs
connected with early photography in
this country. Photography dawned
on the world at about the same time
as telegraphy and at about the same
date as steam railroading. And
Morse, tbe leading man in the tele
graph, and I)aguerre,the leading man
in the photograph (at first called the
daguerreotype), became personal
friends, and each got interested in
tho other's lines—a thing which
very seldom happens to that class of
Morse, when he was in Paris try
ing to push his lightning messages,
was introduced by Robert Walsh, of
Philadelphia, the American consul at
Paris, to Mons. Daguerre, who was
tryiog to push his sun pictures The
two men took a great fancy to each
other, just like two brothers; showed
each other their inventions and told
each other their plans. Each prom
ised to help the other after he had
first helped himself, and each knpt
Diiguerre Lever got a chance to be
of much real aid to Morse in Paris,
but, he did what he could all the
same—talked enthusiastically about
the telegraph and shrugged bis
shoulders enthusiastically, as only a
Frenchman can. But Morse, wheu
he got back to New Y'ork, took hold
of his chum Daguerre's hobby and
introduced it into the metropolis.
The first telegrapher may thus be
said to have been the first photo
There was as this time in New
York a fine instrument maker, almost
a genius in his way, called Prosch,
who had a shop in a basement on
Nassau street, a very curious sort of
a place; a den of scientific odds and
ends, haunted by odd and scientific
men. Morse saw Prosch and gave
him a full idea of Daguerre's inven
tions, and showed him a plan of the
apparatus needed to carry out Da
guerre's ideas. He also gave Prosch
an order to make this apparatus.
Prosch set to work and made a rude
affair, which was the first picture
taking apparatus e7er made in this
country, and turned it over to Morse.
Aud then one morning, a really mem
orable morning, in its way, Morse,
with the aid of this rude instrument,
took tho first sun picture or Da
guerreotype ever taken in America.
He tcok it off of the steps leading
to Prosch's den, He placed the
camera on the steps and got a pretty
good picture of the old brick church
(the Itev. Dr. Spring's church) oppo
site the city hall—on the spot now
occupied by the Times newspapor
and the Potter building. In the
foreground of this picture was a hack
and its sleepy horse, with its more
This first daguerreotype or photo
graph was, of course, a primitive af
fair, worse than a tiutpye now, but
it waa, nevertheless, a great, wonder
ful thing under the circumstances. It
demonstrated that pictures ot the
earth and things and people on it,
could be taken by the aid of the sun,
just as certainly and truthfully as
ideas could be transmitted by elec
tricity ,aud really one fact was almost
as important as the other. It was a
truly memorable morniug in New
York when Morse took the first da
guerreotype off of Prosch's basement
steps, although it then took him
nearly an hour, all in all, to complete
Professor Draper was a great
friend of Morse and he got interested
in this new thing. He and Morse
experimented together. Draper was
great on chemistry. He soon im
proved on the original daguerreotype,
and one day he astonished Morse by
taking his (Morse's) picture with his
eyes open, giving the natural express
ion of the eyes.
This was a big step onward; for at
first all the picture taken of human
beings had to bo taken with the eyes
olosed, on account of the glare. Im
agine a pretty woman sitting for her
picture and having not only to hold
her tongue but close her eyes—shut
her eyes as well as shut up. It
would be as hard that way to have
your picture taken as your tooth
Draper and Morso used to take
their early pietureg from a window of
the old university building, where
Morso lived. One of their successful
pictures was the tower of the Church
of Messiah, about the size of a play
ing card. The first pictures were all
of them pictures of building 3, streets
and so on. But at last Morse took a
portrait—put the human face and fig
ure into a sun picture This was a
a step onward and upward; for as
Morse took his first object picture ou
the steps leading to Prosch's cellar,
so he took hia first face and figure
picture on top of the university build
ing, in a sort ot a studio he had erect
ed there on the roof, and which was
the first protographic "studio" ever
started in America
The first lady whose picture was
ever taken by the sunlight in this
city was the young daughter of Prof.
Morse. The next lady taken was his
daughter's bosom friend, and the pic
tures taken of these two are still in
existence among the choicest curiosi
ties and treasures of Vassar college.
The first man in New York who
made a regular business of taking
pictures or photographs was the in
strument maker Prosch, whom I have
already mentioned. Prosch saw a
big thing in it, and opened what he
called a "daguerring gallery" on the
corner of Liberty street and Broad
way. His first sitter and customer
was Professor West, of the old Rut
gers female institute, who was thus
the very first man who ever paid to
have his photograph taken, all the
other pictures up to this time having
been taken as an experiment, free.
But the Professor paid for his pic
tures like a man, and from that time
on the busiuess of taking pictures has
flourished in New York. It would
make a photographer sick nowadays to
think how Prosch had to get his sun
light for this first picture. He had to
hang a big mirror right outside his
shop, on Broadway, so as to reflect
the sunlight full on the professor's
face.— New York Mercury Interview.
—A Texas contemporary is respon
sible for the assertion that VV. J.
Bernard, of Hillsborough, is deaf and
dumb, but talks iu his sleep.
—Reports from Otter Tail county,
Minn., say that gras.shopperd are dev
astating grain fields, and farmers are
threatened with entire destruction of
Men in Their Bones.
The doctor be.'an to talk about
skeletons. He drew a trado circular,
! issued by a wholesale dealer iu surgi-
I cil instruments and supplies,from his
| pocket. The circular contained an
' annual review of tbe surgical instru
i ments and supplies market. Part
! way down the neatly printed page ap
! peared this paragraph, which the doc
"Skeletons have ruled firm and
active throughout the year, with
prices unchanged. We have been
able to supply the demand for the
common varieties promptly, but the
finer grades were scarce, and orders
for deformities could not always be
filled at once. In this regard the
market is still uuchanged, although
our broker in Paris has orders to buy
everything offered at tho usual
The doctor read tbe paragraph
much as boys on the street eat ice
cream out of the penny goblets they
buy of Italian venders, that is,slowly
and with evident relish. When he
had finished it and folded the circular
"There is no branch of the enor
mous import trade of the American
people so interesting as the trade in
skeletons, although its magnitude
and importance are not known to but
few. Not that its magnitude or value
make it interesting; it attracts atten
tion solely because the article is in
itself fascinating. But there are fea
tures of the trade that may not escape
the eye of the political economist.
For instance, this great nation of
60,000,000 of people is wholly de
pendent on foreign countries for its
skeletons. Not but what a physician
here and there may have a specimen
which has been untimely snatched
from the country graveyard, but the
stock skeletons of the country are all
imported, and that, too, simply be
cause the pauper labor of the old
world is able to string bones together
for less money than an American
laborer could live and pay taxe3
"The man who can put tho bones
of the human frame together must be
an anatomist; he must know, for in
stance, where tho collar bone is locat
ed and what its functions are. No
anatomist, not even a pauper anato
mist in the morgue in Paris, would
be so foolish as to rest the butt of a
gun containing four drams of powder
and an ounce and a quarter of shot on
his collar bone, and in that position
fire it Collar bones were not made
for that use Now,although possess
ed of so much more knowledge than
some sportsmen, the Paris anatomist
is willing to work for a franc a day,
and the capitalist who employs him
is thus enabled to soli skeletons at
such a low rate that even new fledg
ed doctors in America cannot com
"Incredible as it may seem, a
skeleton well mounted and neatly
packed in a white pine box can be bad
for the small sum of S3OO. The box
can be stood on end, with the skele
ton hanging from the top by a , screw
running down through the skull. If
the box is covered with red plush and
lined blue satin the simple packing
case becomes a neat, attractive and
economical anatomical closet. Of
course, most physicians prefer a black
walnut cabinet, with glass doors cov
ered with a red curtain, but that is a
matter of ta3te, not that I would rec
ommend any one to purchase a S3O
skeleton unless for temporary use.
They are not over substantial; they
cannot be polished up very nicely, and
they are apt to crumble. You see,the
S3O corpses are of people well advanc
ed in life, where the calcerou3 matter
predominates in the bones. Besides,
some people have bones that are nat
urally more brittle than other peo
ple's. The anatomist in the Paris
skeleton factory is able to tell by the
looks of the subject just how far he
may go in whitening the bone for
mounting, for the whitening process
tends to make the bones more brittle
than they are naturally. The skele
ton of a young person whose bones
are of the right quality will stand a
gread deal of work, and a great deal
of work, even at at a franc a day,
means an enhanced price. A first
class skeleton will bring $125, and at
that figure it would bo a delight to
the profession, having silver plated
wire articulations, and everything in
stylo. Now and then some man with
an artistic taste in such matters will
have a skeleton mounted with solid
silver, Although not quite so sub
stantial or well able to stand the
rough usage to which students sub
ject such specimens, this love of tho
beautiful ought by all means to be en
AT MODERATE PRICES.
"The ordinary demand for skele
tons is like the demand in most
branches of trade. Good, substantial
goods at moderate prices are what
are wanted. Well whitened bones
articulated with polished steel and
packed in good cases at from SOO to
S7O are in such demand that you
couldn't find half a dozen—no, nor a
quarter dozen—in the city at any one
time, except shortly after the arrival
of a French line steamer, when a
fresh importation might increase the
stock temporarily. Not leps than 300
of these skeletons are sold every year
right here in this city, where all the
important houses are located. I
want to emphasize the fact that the
importing houses are located right
here, because a Chicago House and a
concern in Boston both udvertise
skeletons of their own importation,
when the custom house returns do
not show any consignments of such
goods to either house. This attempt
to take away part of New York's
prestige as a trade centre ought to be
"In addition to this staple trade in
medium grade skeletons there is an
increasing demand for deformities.
Your skeleton with two fractures of
the collar bone, if perfectly healed,
would bring $5 extra, but if accom
panied by the certificate of a reput
able physician like myself, stating
how the bone was broken, would
bring $lO extra, The added price
would be for the certificate as much
as for any intrinsic value of your
skeleton. If, now, you were afflicted
with curvature of the spine, or if you
were a woman and the pelvis were of
a novel and unusual shape, your skele
ton might, when well mounted, bring
as much as $175 or S2OO. There are
cases of deformities and abnormal
growths that are so remarkable as to
make the skeleton of tbe subject of
even still greater value. I could im
agine a case very easily where a
man's skedeton would be of much
greater value to bis family than he
ever was in his life time.
"Talking of skeletons reminds me
I that veterinary surgeons are getting
' to be a remarkably well educated lot
of men, and require about tie same
appliauees for study that physicians
like us do. There is a growing de
mand for horse and dog skeletons.
Horse skeletons are kept iu stock aud
I sell for from $135 to $l5O There
Jis no regular trade iu dog skeletons,
but wl»en a call comes tbe dealer has
one made to order, and charges ac
cording to the trouble. If you want
one, you can probably get it for $50."
—New York Sun.
What lo Teach Our Daughters.
At a social gathering some one pro
posed this question: "What shall I
teach my daughter?" Tbe following
replies were handed her:—
Teach her that 100 cents make a
Teach her to arrange the parlor aud
Teach her to say "No," and mean
it, or "Yes," and stick to it.
Teach her bow to wear a calico
dress, and wear it like a queen.
Teach her how to sew oa buttons,
darn stockings and mend gloves.
Teach her to dress for health and
comfort as well as for appearance.
Teach her to cultivate flowers aud
to keep the kitchen garden.
Teach har to make the neatest
room iu the house.
Teach her to have nothing to do
with intemperate or dissolute young
Teach her that tight lacing is un
comely as well as injurious to health.
Teach her to regard the morals
and habits, and not money, iu select
ing her associates.
Teach her to observe the old rule:
"A place for everything and every
thing in its place."
Teach her that music, drawing and
painting are real accomplishments iu
the home and are not to bo neglected
if there bo timo and money for their
Teach her the important truism:
That tho more she lives within her
income the more she will save, and
the further she will get away from
the poor house.
Teach her that a good, steady,
church-going mechanic, farmer, clerk,
or teacher without a cent is worth
more than forty loafers or non-pro
ducers in broadcloth.
Teach her to embrace every op
portunity for reading, and to select
such books as will give her the most
useful and practical information in
order to make tho best progress in
earlier as well as later home and
Things Well to Know and Do.
Hot sunshine will remove scorch.
The best liquid for cleaning old
brass is a solution of oxalic acid.
Kerosene applied to unused stoves
will keep them from rusting.
A damp cloth dipped iu common
soda will brighten tin ware easi
To clean knives: Cut a small
potato, dip it in brick dust aud rub
Grease may be removed from silk
by applying magnesia to the wrong
New iron should be gradually heat
ed at first, it will not be so likely to
Paint splashes may be removed
from window pane 3by a very hot
solution of soda, using a soft flannel
ra S- . i ,
Mildewed linen may be restored
by soaping the spots, aud while wet
covering them with powdered
To extract paint from clothing:
Saturate the spots with spirits of
turpentine; let it remain several
hours, then rub it and it wil drop
Jayalle water is indispensable in
laundry work; dip any stain 3 in it for
a moment, then in boiling water, and
they will disappear, If any yellow
ness remains, bleach.
Boiling water made strong with
ammonia and applied with a whisk
broom, cleans willow chairs admira
bly. Soap should never be used, as
it turns them yellow.
Ammonia greatly lessens the work
of cleaning kitchen utensils, and of
washing windows. Rubbing a Brus
sels carpet with strong ammonia will
brighten it and remove stains.
Lamp burners that have become
dim and sticky, can bo renovated by
boiling them in strong soda water,
using a tin tomato can for this pur
pose: then scour the burners with sa
polio aud they will be as good as
I Copperas dissolved iu boiling
water, will instantly cleanse iron
sinks and drains. A few drop 3 of
spirits of turpentine mixed with
stove-blacking, lessens labor, and
adds polish. Kerosene in cooked
starch (a tcaspoonful to a quart) will
prevent clothes sticking to the irons,
and gives a gloss, tho scent evapor
ates in the drying. Powdered borax
is good, if ono decidedly objects to
the smell of kerosene,
Not Drunk at the Top.
Tho other evening, on ono of the
suburban trains going out of Boston,
there was a well known vocalist, who
appropiated to his sole use and com
fort two seats. While this luxurious
wayfarer was enjoyiug so much room
there entered the car a man consider
ably under the influence of liquor.
Tho inebriate could find no available
seat save that which the first men
tioned passenger had appropiated,
and going up to the latter the
bibulous traveler said: "Move o-ver,
please (hie), I want a s-eat." The
other glanced up with a look of in
tense scorn, but did not deign further
notice just then of his interlocutor.
The intoxicated individual returned
again to the charge with, "Can't you
move o-ver (hie) aud give u fellow a
seat?" "Xo, I can't and wou't; you
are druuk," was the curt re
sponse. "Well," stammered the
other "I know I'm druuk (hie), but
I'll get over that. You're a hog, and
will never get over it."
—l)an Lamont s-iys tho Adiron
dacks is the greatest place iu tho
world, and that it didn't cost tho
Presidential party but $2 a day per
capita while they were up there.
—There are 22,287 people in Bos
ton over 10 years old wh) ciunot
read or writ®.
—Ostrich feathers sold during
March at Port Elizabeth, South Afri
ca, realized £20,245. (
The Bloody Ground.
i,ast week the final tragedy, it is
; hoped, in the Rowan county, Ken
tucky, war was enacted, and the gang
of cut throats who.have ruled the af
fairs of the county by assassination
aud bull dozing was exterminated.
Craig Tolliver, the leading Democrat
ic "statesman" of Rowan county, was
defeated three years ago for Sheriff
by a Republican named Martin, who
ran as on independent candidate.
Tolliver immediately organized a gang
consisting largely of his relatives for
the purpose of exterminating the
Martin faction. Quarrels were fre
quent and every opportunity was ta
ken by Tolliver to assassinate any of
his opponents and the went on,
often assuming the proportions of a
skirmish, until twenty-one persons
had been killed and over twice that
number maimed for life. Tolliver
and his crowd had the people com
pletely cowed and the life of every
man seemed in his hands. He had
himself elected Judge of the county
and all efforts to bring the murderers
to justice were blocked.
Last week the Sheriff of an adjoin
ing county and a posse of two hun
dred men were armed by Gov. Knott,
aud sent with a warrant to arrest the
Tollivera, at Moorhead, Rowan coun
ty. They found Tolliver and friends
entrenched in a log hotel, and after a
siege of several hours they were fin
ally driven out by setting the hotel
on fire. As they rushed from the
building they were shot down by the
posse. Craig Tolliver, Bud, Tolli
ver, Joy Tolliver and a man named
Cooper were shot to death and one ov
two others wounded. One of the
posse was slightly hurt. Peace seems
to be once more established.
Under all the circumstances, the
State government of Kentucky doubt
less adopted the most effective meth
od available for restoring peace to
Rowan county. Tolliver had terror
ized the neighborhood for years and
the hope of any lasting tranquility so
loDg as he lived was futile. He had
gathered around him a gang of des
perate characters who reveled in
blood and murder. They cared noth
ing for plunder, their only object be
ing to gratify their lust for revenge
on the few who dared to question
their right to do as they chose- It is
not probable that the manner of their
death was any surprise to the gang.
They doubtless knew that their lives
were in peril every moment, and the
fate they finally met was certainly
preferable to them to any punishment
they might have received at the
hands of the law.
Kentucky is one of tne most illit
erate States in the Union. Accord
ing to the cenc us of 1880 it stood
second in this respect, having 208,-
796 native whites over ten years of
age who could not write. Tennessee
exceeded it then by a few thousands,
but a3 the former State has made
much progress since, it is probable
that Kentucky to-day heads the list
of illiterate States. In all of Rowan
county, where Craig Tolliver and his
gang held their high carnival of blood
and murder, there is said not to be a
single school house. There are other
counties In Kentucky the criminal
record of which is only a shade less
dark, and it is probable that the
cloud of ignorance covering them is
nearly as heavy as that which dis
graces Rowan county. And yet it is
this State, with its history of crime
and ignorance, from which comes the
most persistent opposition to the
Blair Educational bill, and from
which Free Trade receives its most
Peculiar Freaks of Lightning.
A heavy thunder storm came up
while Charles Kinzleman was cutting
grass for his cow on Col. J. H. Dick's
farm, near Fredericksburg, Dauphin
county, Pa. The cow was standing
20 feet away, tethered by a rope.
Kinzleman started for the house with
his scythe on his shoulder. He had
taken but a step or two when there
came a flash of lightning, and he felt
his scythe jerked violently from his
hand. On looking around he saw his
cow lying on the ground with the
scythe blade buried in her side.
Kinzleman felt no shock. The cow
was dead, but whether killed by the
lightning or by the scythe, which had
evidently been struck by the
electric fluid and hurled against her,
is not known, as no marks were
found upon her except the wound
made by the scythe blade.
Jarues Smyth, of Maryann, Indiana
county, during the same storm took
refuge in his barn. He sat down
near two horses, and in a shed ad
joining were three pigs. A blinding
flash of lightning came and the horses
and three pigs fell dead. Smyth was
not harmed. The strange part of the
occurrence was that no marks could
be found on the animals, and no ev
idence was apparent anywhere that
lightning had struck the barn or
The Great Curse.
These words of wisdom are from a
recent address of Grand Master
Workman Powderly. We would
that every workingman in the coun
try would read and heed them:—
"Now, a word about the great curse
of the laboring man—strong drink.
Had I 10,000,000 tongues and a
throat for each tongue, I would say
to each man, woman and child here
to-night: 'Throw strong drink aside
as you would an ounce of liquid hell.
It sears the conscience, it destroys
everything it touches, it reaches into
the family circle and takes the wife
you have eworn to protect, and drags
her down from her pinnacle of purity,
into that house from which no decent
woman ever goes aliye. It induces
the father to take the furniture from
the house, exchange it for money at
the pawn Bhop, and spend the pro
ceeds in rum. It damus everything
it touches. I have seen it in every
city west of the Mississippi, and I
know that the most damning curse to
the laborer is that which gurgles from
the neck of a bottle. I had rather be
at the head of an organization having
100,000 ten perate, honest earnest
men, than at the head of an organiza
tion of 12,000,000 drinkers, whether
moderate or any other kind.
—An act forbidding the sale of to
bacco to minors under the age of six
teen has just passed the Illinois Leg
—Aid for all. The Hop Plaster
gives comfort to rheumatic pains,
tired muscles, lame back. 25c.
—Get the turnip seed in the
ground now, and use plenty of seed,
so aB to allow for the ravages of the