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    VOL. XXIV.
Administrator's Notice.
Letters of Administration having
ed to the undersigned on the
Fisher, late of Allegheny township, dec d, notice
Is hereby given to all parties know lnt, them
selves Indebted to said estate to make Immedl
ate payment, and those having claims again, t
said estate to present them duly authenticated
for settlement. BAHBAHA FISHBR, )
Sandy l'oint. Butler Co.. Pa.
A. E. Kelber, Att%
Administrators' Notice.
Whsreas letters of administration have been
granted bv the Bolster of p" 1 "
to the undersign.'<t on f
bison, late of Buffalo twp.. Butler county. Pa..
deed all persons who know themselves ln
debted to said estate will make immediate
payment, and those liavlng claims against the
same will present/hem properly authenticated
tor settlement to the
FHEKFORT. P. 0.. PA. Administrators.
Letters testamentary on the estate of
Christopher McMichael, dee'd, late of Clay
township, Butlet county, Pa., having been
eranted to the undersigned. All persons
knowing themselves indebted to said estate,
will please make immediate payment, and
any having claims against said estate, will
present them duly authenticated for settle-
EUCLID P. P., Butler Co. Pa. __
Executors' Notice.
Letters testamentary - having
the undersigned on the estate of Robert Hessei
genser, deceased, late ol WlafleW twp.. Butler
Co., pa., ail persons knowing
'J/ibted to said estate will make immediate pa>-
"""SUM—I ....
April 18, «7. icaHurevllle. Butler Co., la.
Estate of Zephaniah Snyder,
Letters of administration C. T. A. on the es
tate Zepiianlah Snyder, late of Brady twp., But
ler Co.. Pa.. having been granted to the under-
HWntxl. all persons knowing themselves Ind'
ea to Halil estate will please make Immediate
oavment. aud any having claims against said
Mtate will present them duly authenticated
or settlement. } Q SNYDER Aam , r ,
West Liberty P. 0., Butler Co., I'a.
Partition Notice.
in re petition of Henry W.)
Watson and Sarah J. Watson, | O. C. N0..48,
/or partition of the real es- j- June Ttrni,
IhU; of Thompson Lewls.dec (1 I Imi
tate of Muddycreek, twp. J
To the HouorubU, the Judges of the Orphans'
Court oj JJutler Oountv, I'enn'a.
The petition of Henry W. Watson, of Muddy
reek township. Butler county. Pa., and Sarah
).Watson, his wile. In the rlghtof the said Sarah
J Watson, a sister of Thompson Lewi*, dee d. of
, old township and county, respectfully repro*
*nls that the said Thompson I-ewls. deed,
dh d on or about April luth, ihk< , intestate seized
Hi lits denies lie as of fee, of and In a certain piece
el land situate In the township of Muddycreek,
county of Butler, und State of Pennsylvania,
bounded and described as follows: <)n "P
north by lands of Samuel Brenneman and J, G.
Glenn; on the east by lands of 1 eter scliclde
luuutle and Kobert Glenn; on the south l>y
lands of W'ui. Bauder, Henry Watson and Win.
Duncan ; on the west by lands of John Pore
■nun und WE Mc< 'lymonds. containing two
bundredand fifty acres, more or less, with
the appurtenances, Said Thompson Lewis left
no widow or Issue surviving him, but left two
brothers, to wit: Mifflin Lewis, of Tama county,
lowa, aged over seventy years; John I. Lewis.
In tl»clHikLe of Ohio, aged over sixty years:
srs. Mao iuafriou tinohtiiu « *3'. -W!'-
llvlng In Perry township, lAwrenco county I a.,
und Mrs. Sariih V. Watson, married to Henry
W, Watson, ilvlu;' In Muddycreek township,
tlulbT county, Pa., she being the petitioner.
Also, Kate Stanton married to Stanton,
and Pho-be Mcuuflln, widow, living In New
Castle, Lawrence county. Pa. Emma Wallace
married to Wallace, living In Colorado ;
children of H. J. Lewis, dee d, a brother of
Thompson Lewto; Mary Miner, marrried to n.
K. Miner, and living In Pittsburgh, Pa.; Win.
(•. sharp. UvlngatNew Brighton, Beaver county,
Pa.: children of Eliza Sharp, a def;'d sister of
tin- said Thompson Lewis; Orlanda Young and
Bell Voting, children of llettle Young, a dee d
Ulster of the siild Thompson Lewis, living In
Tama county. lowa ; V. L. Duncan, Alfred B.
Duncan. Thompson Duncan and Bell Duncan,
living In P 'Try township, Lawrence county,
Pa.. Win. Duncan, living In Osage county.
Kansas. All children of Lainsln Duncan, a de
ceased sister of Thompson Lewis, tliat the
alKive parties are all over twenty-one years of
age, except Thompson and 801 l Duncan. Who
uri' minors ; their father, Win. s. Duncan. Is
living In Perry township, Lawrence county, Pa.
That BO partition of said land has been made,
nor can a Jury tor that purpose be agreed upon
for that puriHJS.', owing to the fact that they are
living so far apart, and other circumstances sur
rounding the case. , ,
Your pelltloncrs, therefor, prays the Court to
award an lnuuest to make partition of said
estate to and among the aforesaid parties
peeordlng to their rights and they will ever
Personally appeared be
fore me Ilenir W. Watson, who being duly
sworn, says that the above jielltlon Is true and
correct to the best of his knowledge and belief.
BCTI.kk Cmnmr, K3 :
Certified from the llccord
tills 28th day of June, A. D. 188".
To Peter Kramer, High
jßhcrirr of Butler County. Greeting:
We command you, that you make known to
the several heirs of Thompson I-ewls, dee d,
named In foregoing petition, the contents of the
same and cite them to I*: and appear before the
Judges of an Orphan*' Court, to be held at But
ler, I'enn'a, on Monday the sth day of Septem
ber. then ami there to show cause. If any they
may have, why the prayer of the Petitioners
Uliould n >t Is; granted, and a writ of Partition
Witness the Honorable Aaron L. Ilazen. Presi
dent Judge of our said Court, at Butler, this
28th day of June. A, I). 1887.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans'
Conrt of Butler County, the underoigued Ad
ministratrix of John C. Blair, dee'd., will
offer at public Kale on the premises in Slip
pery rock township, Butler couuty, Pa., on
SATURDAY, AUG. lOtb, 1887,
ftt 10 o'clock A.M., lhe following dtscribod
ileal Estate of said decedent:
Ninety Acres of Land,
More or less, situate in the Township, Couuty
and State above mentioned. Bounded and
described as follow?, to-wil: North by land
of John Keister, Kast by Slipperyroclc ('reek,
South by lauds ol Paul Keister and West by
lands of Lewis Patterson.
A Two-story Frame llou.se of eight rooms;
J»g Barn aud numerous outbuildings there
on. About 25 acres in timber, the balance
cleared and in a good slate of cultivation.
TKIIMS: One-third of purchase money
in hand on confirmation of sale by the Court,
balance in two equal annual installments
with interest. Deferred payments to be se
cured by bond and mortgage.
MAItY A. BLAIR, Adtn'rx.,
iltownsdale, Pa.
I will seell my farm, located in Franklin
township, Butler county, Pa. It contains
of good, well watered land, both ridge and
■wamp; good grain land aud good grass land,
about 30 acres of good chestnut timber, three
MxiiO feet, frame and log dwelling, ood
spring and good spring house near house;
well in kitchen, good corn crib, pig |>en and
all necesnary improvements.
For terms, etc, inquire of me on the prem
Prospect, Pa.
In Sugarcreek township, Armstrong county,
near Adams I'. «).. one ami one-fourth mile east
of llie new oil development In Sugarcreek twp.
Pann contains
100 ACRES,
with bank barn. :i2.\<iO feet;
I**so feet, i stories, with cellar, frame kitchen.
Hxlt) feet,; good spring of water, farm well wa
tered, good orchard of grafted fruit. Farm In a
good slate of cultivation. About
UaJnuce in good timber. Win sell extremely
low far euult. For particulars Inquire of
J. It. WICK,
Clarion Co., Pa,
Two farms, one luts 112 acres line, rich, !e*«i
laud, with house, barn. Jtc., also '/To acres of
good, rich land adapted to dairy, stoek or grain,
lias a good house and three bank barns. Both
lieur a ptosperouous I'eunsyluanla city.
Hood mortgages wauled on farms.
J. 11. STKVICNM'in'S & Co's Agency,
UM> FUth Ave., Pittsburg, Pa.
The Throbbing, Thrilling Drama, How to
Save Money.
Author of the "The Bride Won; or. What a New
suit of Clothes I)ld," will be enacted every
day and evening during The coming
season at D. A. 11ECK S
So. 11, Jiortli Main St., Duffy's Block,
Until further notice. This powerful work Is a
wonderful and variegated combination of
tragical comedy, and comical tragedy
and i.ner lalls to bring down the house.
The actors arc all Stars. Ihe costuming
will be a strong feature. The fallowing briefly
outlined Is the
SONG- The happy man no more reflects.
Who buys his clothing at D. A. Heck s
ACT 1.-SCKNE L— Time 9 a.m: Enter young man
with mend. Young man explains to his
friend that the direct cause ol his engage
ment to the wealthy fanner's daughter
was his purchase ol an elegant suit at
D. A. HECK'S Great Clothing Emporium
Friend tumbles to the idea and is made
happy with a new suit. Hat, Shirts, Collars
'l ies, Underwear,, Gloves, lluse.. 'l l'unk
Valise, CmbreUa. etc. Scene closes with
song, joined in by the audience.
SONG— The day will be Intensely cold,
When D. A. Heck is undersold, Ac.
Act 11.— Scene 2-Tlme II a.m. Enter throng of
people, old men, young men, laUles, chil
dren, managing watroiiS With uiarrlarable
daughters, who with one accord fairly
shriek with delight at the wojideriul bW"
gains shown. The beautliul young lady,
Cinderella linds some jew fiery, a uair of
corsets, a pair of KIU l,loves, an elegant
pair ol Hose that set her on so exquisitely
ihat a dude lrom I'lilonvllle and a young
man from Greece City both propose,as the
Greece city man has on oreof D. A. lieck s
lrreslstable suits, Cinderella decides to
patronize home industries and accepts
him. The I nlonville dude talks of due's,
suicides, Ac., but decides not to leave this
world ivhlle he can get clothing so cheap
at D. A. HECK'S Great Emporium.
Song by company, Joined by audience:
'Tls our experience, one and all,
And every one who tries It knows.
That D. A. HECK has got the call,
And takes the town In selling clothes.
ACT III.—SCENE 3. -Time ten years later.
Ten years are supposed to have elapsed.
D. A. HECK'S Store quadrupled In size.
Butler a metropolis. Arrival of several
excursions, electric trains and :i [lumber
of balloons, with crowds of people to buy
Clothing, Underwear,
Hats, Caps, Collars,
Neck Ties, Hosiery,
Suspenders, Handkerchiefs,
Umbrellas, Trunks
Valises. Satchels,
Bill and Pocketbooks,
Cloth, iiuir and Tooth Brushes
hti'l mimnruhl't Other articles which
gj.ace forbids to mention. Krores of pros
perous men aud plump mfetfoim gather
around the proprietor, all i-.greeljjg t liiiS
ment they bei:«u to buy their goods irom
Cinderella and her husband about to de
part for Mt. Chestnut (this Is no chestnut)
The L'nlonvllle dude, a dude no longer but
a rich business.man In the city of Butler,
population 10,000, noted chletly for being
the most enterprising city In the county,
ami for fair dealing and for the fact, 1). A.
lIECK'S Khiporlum. Duffy's Itlock. Is the
headquarters lor good goods, fair dealing
and low prices.
All will now Join In singing:—
Ilow I). A. Ileck Is selling clothes,
Way down at bed rock-
Just watch the crowil that dally goes
To H. A. lloeK's In Duffy Block.
Curtain falls to slow but sure mus.!c.
fat's Pills
Habitual Costiveness
Canno* derangement of the entire syatem.and
Ket» dl-M-.-Lsi-R tliat ore hazardous to life, rcretons or
a costive habit are subject to Headauhi>, Drfcctlvo
Memory, Olooniy Vor«j boding*, Nervoaituena.Kevurs,
lirowtlncM, Irritable Temper and other symptoms,
which utints tho sufferer fur buatneu or ogreeahlo
assoclatluiis. Regular habit of body alone can cor
rect tliono evils, and nothing nu'-ci-eds so well In
acldevlngl hl-icondition a-iTutt's Pills. Dy their uno
rot only Is tho system renovated, but In conse
quence of the harmonious changes thus created,
there perrsdifi a feeling of satisfaction: tho men
tal faculties iK-rform their functions with vivacity,
end th«rfc is pn exhilaration of mind, freedom of
thought, and perfect heart's We that bespeaks ths
full enjoyment of health.
la health. The aeeret of health Is the
vowerto dlgem n proper quantity of food.
This can never be douc when tho ll»er tloea
nut act Its part. 11 In the drlvlna wheel In
tho mechanism of man, and when It la out
ot order, the whole system becomes ae
irnnipd, and Fever, Dyspepsia, Hick Head*
richc, I'onsilpatlon, Ja un dire, IlillonsCoi
e und (Jenernl Debility ensue. To restore
tho functions of the I,lVer and Impart that
beauty which always attends <t healthy
constitution. Dr. Tutt's Ijlvrer Pills arm
iecoinnieHded. They are not a ciire-nll,
ut lire deplaned nolely lor tlic disordered
,Wer and the diseases which It produces.
Tutt's Liver Pills
■OLD OV ALL baVfjtilSTS, 3So.
of the lining
HrAnl 'neinbrnne of the
nostrils, tear-ducts
l ln-ro are severe
'S ■i-spasms of snee/lng.
Kifly U.<X Ifrmnient alta' ks of
rm headache, watery
w Km and lullained eyes.
Tijl the cure Ely's Ceam Balm,
4 particle Is applied Into each nostril ami is
agreeable Price 50 cents at Druggists ;by mall,
registered. (V> els. Circulars free, KI.V BltOS,
lfl6<!reenwich St. New York.
Mighty Funny - Agents Wanted
See the Splendid Success of Agents:
One made a profit first :i weeks of Siw ; fine
first <; days ; One llr<t 10 slays SI l.">; One
iirki ;j tla'vH sjc..vi, one first 3 weeks fiuit.no;
making 4 clean profit in 7 WCOK* works of jam.
It t:tki-s off naratogi'L follies, tlirtatlons, low
neeks, dudes, pug dogs, etc.. In 111!) author's In
imitable mlrth-provoklng style, l lie (tOdj pic
tares by "Upper" arc Just killing," People
crazy to g>-t It. A'JKNTS are making 110 to #7. r > a
week. Price 92.00. A«SKNTH WANTKII.
Apply to 11l llIIAItl) BROS., J«a tliestliut St.,
I'll I lasle I |>h I a. JylO.-it
Tills already Kumous Resort, though but a Hi
lls- over tjirci.' years old, ha% met with an unpar
alleled patronage by flu-
Ihe cures performed. There Is no oilier Resort
on the continent where Rheumatism. Dvspepsla,
Kidney Disease, Kcrnlula, Blood anil Skin Ills
eases. Diabetes, Female Troubls-s, ct«,. are so
successfully treated. A complete cure is the
rule, w here where a cure Is possible. It Is a <l<-
iightfullv cool and pleasant Its-sort for TIIK
FLKASIRK HKKKKU as well as lor tiie afflicted.
Jlotel acs:ominsxl»tlons llrsl class—rates reason
abio. /CfC|irsisilis rates on all leading It. R. ll
lu->lrate<l pitiiiPlijcpi (,'ontaloing full lurormation
In rcgarsl to place and t»cati,i"lit Bent free on
application. Asliliess
I't lIKKA MINKIIAI. Sl'ltlNslS CO., 1.1.M1 t KK.
'lire guaranteed
1 ll»kdl I■ J MBby III'. J. It. May
§ >lll ■Mai *■>'!'. H3l Arch St..
Nooperatlon or buslns-ss delay. Thousands of
cures. At. Keystone House, Heading, I'a.. 2d
Saturday of each mouth, bend for circulars.
Advice uce,
When the weary heart is sad
And the days seem long,
When the eyes are full of tears
And life an empty song,
When the burden of the heart
Grows heavier each da/,
Oh! tell me, is there nothing
To help along the way?
Ah, yes, sad heart! there's pleasure.
Not only in the air,
But in the sun and rain drops,
And in the flowers fair;
The kindly words oft spoken
By those we daily meet,
In lingering echoes whispered;
Each hour Las pleasures sweet.
'Tis true that hearts have burdens,
With many doubts and fears-
Have dark and lonely vigils,
With mauy silent tears —
That life, at times, and pleasure
Seem but an empty song,
Where weary hearts are aching.
And days are sad and long.
All hearts must bear their buidtns,
Yet will they lighter grow,
If each will but endeavor
To share the other's woe.
So, weary heart, take comfort,
Eor, if you strive each day -
To ease your comrade's burden,
Lo! yours will fall away.
—Jostphtne Canning.
It you Lave met Charley Munger
lately yon must have noticed bow old
&ud careworn be is getting to be. He
used to be one of the brightest fellows
in Trotterviile and popular, too, but
lately nobody seems to Bptak to him
and there is little left of his old
"Charley," I said to him the other
day, "what iB the matter with you?"
"Ob, nothing," answered Charley
"Nonsense," I replied, "there js
something wrong. Wbatiait? Any
thing I can help yoa about?
"Well, he said with a sigh, "it
isn't anything serious. The trouble,
if it can be called trouble, dates from
the foundation of the Trotterville Base
Ball club."
"Why, I thought you were active
in getting up the club?"
vSo, I was; so I was. It's a good
club, too, but you see I don't play
and I am the umpire and "
"I see how it it."
"Yes, that's what's the matter. I
don't eeein to be able to please any
body. They're all down on me."
- HtGc]s he?*}"! said, "I knnjy-a fel
low in Detroit that used to be 3
league umpire. Let me bring him
over. He is a little fellow, but I
don't think they will irrowl much at
his decisions."
Ne*t dzy I ji}et Bill Higgins and
as kid him to come over to Trottfr
ville and umpire a game, and I post
ed him on kind of kickers the Trot
tervillians were. Iliggins is an Eng
lishman, who used to be one of the
cowboys in Buffalo Bill's Wild West
show, but, for some reason, itiggins
did not cure to go bnck to England
with the compuny, and so is out of a
job just now. Bill used to do the
fanry shootiDg and some 01 the lasso
exercises, and is a tough customer.
When we got to the Trotterville
grounds the game was in progress
and Charley was umpiring.
"One strike!" he cried, as the ball
came over the plate.
"What's that you say?" cried the
captuin of the ins, as he marched up
threateningly to the umpire.
"I said a strike,"
"That wasn't no strikej the ball
was below the knee." This state
ment was loudly corroborated by the
man at the bat.
"Well, I thought it was a strike,"
aaid the umpire.
"It wasn't all the same," the ins
were unanimous in saying.
"All right. Call it cue ball then."
"What's thai! what'B that!" yelled
the captain of the outs, as he marched
from the lield.
"Oh, come now, to on with the
game," said the bewildered umpire.
"You said a strike," shouted the
out captain, "and by George, you've
got to stick to it."
"Not if be was wrong, as he ad
mits," said the captain.
"Wrong nothing. It's a strike.
He Baid so. Hang such umpiring."
"See here," said the umpire, anx
ioqs for pence, "let's call that off and
begin again."
After some grumbling this was
agreed to, and the game went on.
The man at the hat hit the ball and
ran for the Grst base. The ball was
very cleverly Btopped by the Bccoud
baseman and thrown to first, ball and
batsman getting there about the same
time. The umpire bad run down to
firßt and stood there with indecision
"J)arn if I know which it is," he said
helplessly. There was a howl at this
remark "He's out!" yelled the outs.
"Safe! saie!" shouted the ins, all
gathering around the first base.
There waß a wild wrangle between
the two captains, and when they
turned to appeal to the umpire they
found that that individual had taken
the opportunity to get over the fence
and go home.
"This gentleman," I Baid to the
two captains, "was umpire in tho
league last summer, I'erhaps he
would see tho game through for you."
They united in inviting him to take
tho vacant post and he consented.
The new umpire threw off his coat
and unwouud from his body a long,
thin rope which ho flung on the
ground. Then ho tightened his belt
and said;
"TOSB that ball here."
The pitcher tossed the ball to him.
"That bull's no good," said the new
"What's tho matter with it!"'
growled one of the captains.
"Well, its no good. That's what's
tho matter with it."
•'Well, wo ain't a league club, and
we can't afford no dollar an' a hull
balls on this ground," said the cap
tain, Rome what cowed by the resolute
demeanor of the little umpire.
The little umpire flung the ball into
the air, then putting his hand to his
hip pulled out a big revolver and flred
aw it came down. The baseball flew
into a dozen pieceß. There waß a cry
of amazement and dismay. They
bad no other ball. The umpire went
to where his coat was lying on the
ground, brought from the pocket a
fauiliar red labeled box, tore it opeu,
took out a new ball and to&aed it to
the pitcher.
"There," he said, I'll make you a
present of that one. Now, then play
Up came the ball.
"One ball J"
Up it came again.
"Two balls !"
"Three balls !"
The pitcher took a fresh hold on
the ball and rubbed it the sand.
"Four balls."
Next time the rattled pitcher flung
wide of the plate.
' Five balls. Take your base "
The batsman dropped his club and
trotted down to first base. The cap
tain of the outs came marching to
the umpire, mad clear through.
The umpire at once put his hand
to his hip and cried :
"What are you coming out of the
field for sir ?"
"I—l—l want to speak to the
pitcher," said the captain.
"All right," said the umpire ; "be
quick about it."
They conversed for a moment,
then the captain said : "I suppose
I can change pitchers ?"
' Yes, if you have another pitcher
in the field."
•The pitcher was sent to center
field «ind the center man went into
the box. He pitched a slow and
curvelees ball, but it went over the
plate every time.
"One strike,"
"Two strikes."
' Hit at it," said the in-captaiu.
'■Three strikes."
"Four strikes. Striker's out."
The in-captain strode up to the
"See here," he began.
"Well, what is it? Nothing
against my umpiring, I hope,'' said
the umpire, reaching down and tak
ing a villainous looking ecalping
knife out of bis boot leg.
"Oh, no," faltered the captain,
with a wan smile. "I was going to
say that he's a daisy pitcher, isn't
he ?"
The next man was at the bat, and
as the pitcher threw the ball the man
on first base tried to steal second. It
was a close call, but the umpire
shouted 'Put|" Meanwhile the
man on third got home. Two men
were out. The in-captain was boil
ing with rage, but he thought better
not to protest.
Jack Haggerty was at the bat.
Jack was a slugger, and the cap
tain told bim to Bend the ball over
the back fence.
"One strike."
"Hit it, Jack; hit at it," cried the
in enptain ; "he ll oall strikes on yuu,
The umpire darted a look at the
captain, bat said nothing.
Next time the ball came up Jack
hit a sounding clip that sent it snin
sing over the third baseman's head
and'aloDg tbfr fopl line.
"Foul," cried the uwpii'd. _
"It's not foul," cried the captuin ;
"run, Jack, run."
Jack dropped the bat and ran like
all possessed.
"Come back," yelled the umpire.
"Hun," shouted tho frantic cap
tain ; "make it a home run, Jack;
they can't find the ball."
Jack sped uloug from first to second
base. The umpire picked up his
coil of rope and went down by the
pitcher's box.
"Come back," be said.
"Don't mind him, Jack; it's a
home run."
As Jack legged it wildly between
second and third bases the umpire
flung the lasso and then braced him
self back.
The rope tightened. Jack sprang
into the air and fell on the turf.
The umpire walked toward the
home plate, dragging the struggling
player along after him. Jack wildly
tried to release himself from the
lasso as he rolled over and over iu
the wake of the umpire. When the
latter reached tha home plate he
pulled iu tho rope, hand over hand,
as easily as if had a small fish at
the end of the line instead of the
slugger of the Trotterville nine.
"There," he said, as he landed him
covered with dust on the home plate,
"when I tell you to corao back, you
come back."
The umpire put the knife between
his teeth as ho loosened tho lasso
from Jack. Jack dusted himself off
and said nothing. The knife was
slipped in tho boot again. The um
pire held the coils of tho rope and
turned to tho captain ;
"Apologize," he said, swinging the
"I do," briefly replied the captain.
"I'lay ball," said the umpire.—
Luke Sharp in Detroit Free Prexa.
A Chinese Mother,
Advertisement in North China Herald.
"Avoid incurring death by thun
der!— Your mother is weeping bit
terly as she writes this for her boy
Jay to see. When you ran away
on tho .'soth of tho Bth moon tho peo
plo of the shop came and inquired
for you, and that was the first news
we had. I nearly died of fear at the
time, and since then sleep and food
have been in vain, and I am weeping
and sobbing still. The letter that
came from beyond the horizon I have,
but it gives no place or abode where
I might seek you. I am even now
at my lust gasp, and the fumily has
suffered for many days from grievous
insults of others.
"If you delay longer and do not
return, I cannot, cannot bear it, and
shall surely seek an end to my life,
and then you will stand in peril of
death by thuuder. If you como, no
matter how, everything is sure to be
arranged. I have thought of a plan,
and your father may still bo kept in
ignorance. My lifo or death hangs
on the issue of these few days. Ouly
I pray that all kindhearted people
everywhere will spread this abroad,
so that tho right man may hear of it.
So they will lay up themselves a
boundless store of secret merit.—
Written by one iu Soochow city.
She Was Sure There Was One.
On a crowded East Boston horse
car tho other evening tho seats of
which were nearly all occupied by
men, a cutting rebuke answered by
a neat complement was overheard
Shortly after tho car left tho ferry
there got aboard a young lady,whose
palid and care worn face marked her
as an invalid. None of those having
a seat at their disposal deigned to
offer a seat to tho one who seemed
moßt in need of the resting place till
at the further end of the car a roughly
dressed workingman, Beeing her
plight, beckoned to her, and resign
ing his scat -in her behalf, said :
"There don't seem. Miss, to bo any
gentlemen on this car." "I beg your
pardon, sir ; I am suro there is one,"
she replied, gratefully, as she accept
, ed the seat.
Justice Not Law.
Staid old England, that has often
raised Its hands in horror at the meth
ods pursued in America, has itself
sometimes broken the cold forms of
law and given true justice a chance.
Some thirty years ago the case of
George Ilammond came to trial at the
Old Bailey in London, before Lord
Chief Justice Tindal. The prisoner,
who was a portrait painter, was
brought to the bar to answer to the
charge of wilful murder which had
been found against him by the grand
jury With malice aforethought he
had slain a rope-dancer and mounte
bank. The prisoner was a man of
middle height and slender form; his
eyes were blue and mild. His whole
being gave evidence of subdued sad
ness and melancholy resignation.
He was 41 years of age. His soft
voice, bis manner, and appearance
were testimony of his being a man of
feeling and refinement in spite of the
poverty of his dress.
On being called to plead, the pris
oner admitted that he killed Baldwin
and he deplored the act; but, be added,
however, on his soul and conscience
that he did not believe himself to be
guilty, Thereupon a jury was im
paneled to try the prisoner. The
indictment was read to the jury, and,
as the act of killingwas admitted, the
Government rested their case and the
prisoner was called upon for his de
The prisoner then addressed him
self to the Court and jury. "My lord,
my justification is to be found in a
recital of the facts. Three years ago
I lost a daughter, then J years ofage,
the sole memorial ot a beloved wife,
whom it pleased God to recall to
himself. I lost my child; but I did
not see her die. She was an angel,
and beside her I had nobody in the
world to love. Gentlemen, what I
have suffered can not be described;
you can not comprehend it. I ex
pended in advertising and frqitlese
search evening I possessed, furniture
pictures and even my clothes. All
have been sold. For three years, on
foot. I have sought my child in all
the cities and all the villages of the
three kingdoms As soon as by
painting portraits I have succeeded
in gaining a little money, I returned
to re-commence my advertising in the
newspaperp. At length on Friday,
the 14th of April last, 1 crossed tho
Smithfield cattle market. In the
center of tha market a troupe of
mountebanks were performing their
feats. Amongthem a child was tam
ing on its head, its legs in the air
and its bead supported by a halbert.
A ray from the soul of its mother
must have penetrated my own for me
to b&ye recognised my child in that
condition. It was, ill deed, my poor
child. Iler mother would have clasp
ed her to her heart had she " been
there. As for me a veil passed over
my eyes. I threw myself upon tho
chief of the rope-dancers. I knew
not how it was; I, habitually gentle
eveu to weakuess, seiaed bim by the
clothes; I raised him in the air and
dashed him to the ground. Then
again. He was dead. Afterwards I
repented what I had done. At that
moment I regretted that I was only
able to kill but one."
"These are not Christian senti
ments," replied the Chief Justice;
"how can you expect the court and
jury to look with favor upon your de
fense, or God to pardon you, if you
can not forgive?"
"I know, my lord," continued the
prisoner, "what will bo your judg
ment and that of the jury, but God
has already pardoned me, I feel it in
my heart. Vou know not. J knew
not then the full extent of tho evil
that man had done. When tome
compassionate people brought me my
daughter in my prison she was no
longer my child; shewas corrupted,
body and soul; her manner, her lan
guage, infamousjliko those of the peo
ple with whom she had been living.
She did not recognize me, and I no
longer recognised her myself. l)o
you comprehend mo now? That man
had robbed me of tho love and soul of
my child, and I have killed him but
The foreman now spoke: "My lord,
we have agreed on our verdict."
"I understand gentlemen,"
answered the chief justice, "but the
law must take its course; I must sum
up the case, and then you will retire
to deliberate. The chief justice sum
med up the case and the jury retired,
lu a moment they returned into court
with the verdict of "Not guilty."
On the discharge of Hammond the
sheriff was obliged to surround him
with an escort. The crowd of women
and men was immense. The women
werd determined to carry him off in
triumph. Tho crowd followed all tho
way to his lodgings with deafening
shouts and huzzas.
A Clergyman Who Has a Pen
chant for Inventing Neat Lit
tle Machines.
W. W. Wythe, of Parker, a Meth
odist preacher, but who has consider
able mechanical ingenuity, while on
his way to Chautauqua last night in
tho Union Depot said: There is noth
ing new in the theological world, but
1 have invented a novel little count
ing machine, a description of which
might be interesting to tho readers of
THE DISPATCH. The machine is not
more than 8 inches long by wide
and 1 inch thiek. It is so arranged
that by turning a crank you can add,
subtract, multiply or divide any set
of figures. I have tested the machine
and find that it works satisfactorily.
It will multiply a number of f! digits
by a similar number in 43 seconds
and divide tho same uumbers in 24
seconds. I have made it during my
spare moments."
Mr. Wythe is also tho inventor of
a speed recorder that iB used very ex
tensively on Western and Southern
roads. About 8,000 are in use.
They are not seen by the public gen
erally, as they are put only on freights
It records the number of miles made,
gives'the rate of speed and notes the
condition of the track, so that West
ern conductors and engineers who are
liable to stop and rob a hen roost or
got u driuk of whisky and then run GO
miles an hour to make up lost time,
usually have the little trick exposed.
—Fifteen ostriches were sold in
California recently, and brought
SI,OOO per pair.
—An Austrian has invented a
machino for automatically lowering
cofliins into graves.
—Tho total receipts from General
Grant's memoirs are said to havo
reached the sum of $3,000,000.
Attacked by Wolves.
From the Pitts. Chronicle-Telegraph, Aug. -1. |
Many of the local sportsmen who ;
have been camping out for weeks
past in the wilds of the West are now 1
getting ready to return home. But I
the stories of thrilling adventures in
flood and forest are preceding them.
The members of the Summit Fish
ing Club, of Alt. Washington, in
camp at Mackinac, seem to be hav
ing a world of trouble mixed up with
the enjoyable features of camp life.
One day recently Frank Stone and
Hood Brokaw strolled into the in
terior of the neighboring forests, and
before they noticed how swiftly time
was Hying they had wandered 20
miles. Not noticing any particular
object during their stroll, they be
came bewildered when they started
back to camp. In vain an effort was
made to locate the direction of the
camp. Night was coming on and
their rations were exhausted. To
add still more to their discomfort,
neither had a match by which a fire
could be started. A few berries and a
limited quantity of game was all that
could be obtained to stay their rave
nous appetites. As darkness settled
down upon the lost sportsmen, they
concluded to camp for the night where
they were.
Having closely examined the shot
guns, and finding them all right, it
was agreed that one should stand
guard alternately lor two hours, while
the other slept. It fell to Frank's
lot to stand watch for the first two
hours, during which time Hood lay
upon the ground sleeping soundly.
When the two hours had expired,
Frank was relieved by Hood, and he
lay down upon his stoney (no pun)
couch. He closed his eyes in sleep,
such as is experienced only by those
who have been fatigued by traveling
over rough ground in a bracing at
mosphere. Nothing occurred to dis
turb his slumbers for some tinie. He
was dreaming of' the loved ones at
home, with special reference to what
Mrs. Stone would say to him when
he got back to Pittsburgh about get
ting lost in the woods.
In the midst of his dream he was
startled by a noise that souuded like
a roaring cyclone. He sprang to his
feet. There stood Hood, his hair
actually resembling the back of a
"fretted porcupine."
"Listen !" he said.
Frank listened, and sure enough
there was room for the fright shown
Hood. In the distance could be
heard the low growls of wolves. It
was a terrible moment for the two
men. Ou came the wolves, seem
ingly in a pack of countless numbers,
tfo time could be lost, to Frank and
Hood placed all their cartridges in
their belts and holding their guns in
their hands each climbed a tree.
Hardly bad they reached a point of
safety when the ferocious animals
were under tho trees. The men then
opened fire upon the savage beasts,
and although every shot told with
good effect, it seemed that no "differ
ence was being made upon their
numbers. The firing was continued
until only a few cartridges remained,
but they were not without hope. Day
would soon dawn, and they knew
that at the approach of light the
wolves would take their departure.
Even then streams of dawning light
eould he seen in the east, gradually
tho wolves left them. IKhcn the last
one had gone, Stone and Brokaw de
scended from their uncomfortable situ
ation. Upon reaching (ho ground,
or as near to the ground as they
could get, they were astonished at
the sight before them Piled up un
der each tree was a Btack of dead
wolves fully eight feet in height, and
covering a spaco of twenty feet
in circumference.
AH thoy were too tired and hungry
to speculate further on tho possibili
ties of the forest, they made as much
speed as possible back to tho camp,
where they arrived without further
difficulty and related the forgoing
thrilling experience.
Germany and France.
HEHI.IN, August s.—Tho Deul
aches Tagenblalt, in an article headed
"German Baiting in Franco," sayf:
"If these perscutions continue and
the French Government adopt corres
ponding measures, we should simply
regard Franco as a barbarous, unciv
ilized nation, and should break off
diplomatic relatious, discontinue rail
way and postal intercourse and
throw out a line of military outposts
If tho French play at war against us
in time of poaco let us do tho same
Thirty-eight French employes re
siding at Avricourt, near the frontier
of Germany, have been expelled from
the country.
PARIS, August 5, —It is stated
that tho Gorman Crown Prince has
been advised by medical men to try
tho waters of Cauterete, in France,
but that Prince Bismarck and Prince
William oppose tho suggestion.
A Remarkable Escape.
A MIANY, N. Y;, Aug. 2*—During
yesterday's storm lightning struck a
largo tree near 10lias Mathias' farm
house at Clarksvillo, in this county,
splintering it to the roots. The fluid
then deflected to the doorway on tho
east of the house. In this the Ma
thias family were sitting. Miss
Emma Mathias stood in the doorway.
Tho lightning struck her on tho right
side of her head, burning off the hair,
and then coursed down the body.
Her clothing was torn and loosened
so that it hung simply from tho shoul
ders, Her shoes were torn into
threads, also burning both her legs,
from tLe knee to tho foot, to a blister.
The shock threw tho young woman
to the floor.
Th? fluid tore one of the shoos off
Mrs. Mrs Mathias' foot and prostrat
ed her. The other members of tho
family suffered temporary insensibil
ity from tho shock Miss Mathias,
when picked up, was like a piece of
marble statuary. She complains to
day of her right arm feeling paralys
ed. Otherwise she has not suffered
injury more than would necessarily
follow a severe nervous shock.
—lt is estimated that there are
sixty thousand colored Kuights of
Labor in tho south.
—The whole length of mail routes
in the United States amouuts to 375,-
000 miles.
—The Boston Globe speaks of "a
lady equestrienne." A lady eques
trienne is a female woman who take
equestrian exercise on horseback.
Caressed by a Tiger.
From the ludian Mirror.]
i I Lad left camp at au early hour in
the morning to fish. While I carried
my rifle with me, I had no intention
of going out\>f my way to Gnd game.
On the previous afternoon I had ob
served what seemed to be a capital
fishiDg spot in a bend of the river,
and it was to this place I hastened as
I I left camp. Some of the native ser
vants were astir and saw me set out,
but I did net want their services. It
was pretty thick jungle between the
camp and the bend, but at the bend
there was a clear spot an acre in ex
tent, with a heavy forest growth and
a ledge of rocks for a background As
I took a look around before sitting
down on the bank to my sport I re
marked that it was good spot for wild
beasts, but as there was nothing mov
ing I went right to work with my
fishing tackle. Catching a frog for
bait, I flung in the hook, and it
wasn't five minutes before I was
meeting with such luck that all
thoughts of tigers, snakes and hyenas
were driven out of my mind.
I had landed half a dozen good
sized fish, and was just then playing
a larger one, when a slight noise
startled me, and I looked around to
see such a sight as has seldom come
to the eyes of a sportsman A full
grown tiger was within five feet of
me, playing with one of the fish. It
was the last fish pulled out, and in
its dying agonies it was jumping
about on the grass. Everytime it
moved the tiger would reach out a
paw in a playlul way, and once or
twice he struck hard enough to move
the fish three or four feet. I tell you
I was a badly frightened man, and
all I could do was to sit there with
mouth and eyes open. The tiger had
crept down from the bluffs, and why
he hadn't attacked ma was a mystery.
He v,*ent from fish to fish, turning
them over with hia paw, and time
and again brushing me with his tail
as bo moved about. My rifle was
ten feet away, leaning against a bush,
and I might have been idiot enough
to try to reach it but for a warning.
My personal servant had followed
me, to see what luck I had. He
camo into the neighborhood while the
tiger was playing with the fish, and
softly climbing a tree, he uttered the
call of a bird that attracted my atten
tion, and then sang out:
"Do nothing to provoke the tiger,
master. lie is a hiloweele and if you
do not cross him he will go away."
He meant that the spirit of a good
native bad been transformed and it
was clearly the common sense way
to follow his advice. As the beast
gave me no attention I turned to the
fish tugging at my line and landed
him. lie was of good size and full
of vitality and the the tiger waited
in a playful way until I removed the
hook and threw the fish on the grass
Then he sprang for it as a kitten
would for a ball of yarn and he play
ed with it in the same way. It was
laughable, in spite of the circumstan
ces. to witness his actions. He
would run around in circles, as you
have seen a young dog do, sometimes
almost leaping over me, aud then
again he would become the cat creep
softly forward to pounce upon one of
the fish. Each e.n caught, was flung
to him and it was full a half hour be
fore he grew tired of the sport. I
expected ho would turn to me sooner
or later, but the native SAW
the change first and called:
"Master, tha hiloweele is going to
play with you! Be as clay iu his
The tiger suddonly left the last
fish landed and camo stalking up to
me, purring liko a cat and acting
very playful, His first move was to
worm his head under my left arm,
and I am telling you the solemn truth
when I say that 1 smoothed down
his fur as if he had been a favorite
dog. I had on a big straw hat, and
this he got bold of in bis teeth, and
played with for ten minutes, or until
be bad torn it all to pieces. I had
no more bait to fish with, and drew
iu the line, and sut them waiting for
the tiger's next move. When he had
finished the hat, he came over and
rubbed ogaist me, and purred in a
pleased way, and I rubbed him with
my hand from nose to tail. I
gradually got over my scare, but yet
very anxious to know how tho affair
would cud. Tho sun was getting
well up and very hot, and the beast
would son be seeking his lair. In
about thirty minuteu from the time
he appeared the tiger began to show
a change of demeanor. He acted
nervous and uneasy, and the hair on
buck stood up at intervals. I judged
that he had got tho scent of my ser
vant, and such proved to bo the case.
I dared not rise to my feet, but I
made up my mind that if tho tiger
attacked me I should make a spring
off the bank into tho river. It was
infested with crocodiles, but there
was not much choice between being
eaten by boast or saurian. Once the
tiger glared at me aud growled, but
next moment whined as if afraid, and
edged up toward me as if for protec
tion. Tho servant had been keeping
a watchful eye on my strange play
mate, and he now believed tho time
had come for decisive action. Ho
therefore fired his pistol aud shouted
at tho top of his voice. The effect
was immediate. Tho beast dropped
his tail, uttered a long-drawn whine,
and with a sort of farewell glance at
me he bolted for tho forest and dis
The "Sun Do Move."
The Rev. John Jasper says bo
bus preached his famous "Sun do
move" sermon about 100 times. ' I
preached it first," ho pays, "in 1878.
Since then I have had offers from all
over this country and from London,
Paris and other places to preach it;
but I refused 'em ull 'causo I don't
thiok it would be right to leave my
people. Ouo man offered mo SIOO to
London and preach the sermon. He
even said he would pay me the
money first, and that 1 wouldn't
have to walk a step between here
and Europe and wouldn't Luvo to
walk a step after 1 got there."
lie is now yery old, but halo and
vigorous. "Soon after I first deliv
ered this sermon hero in Richmond,"
ho says "I went to Washington,
Baltimore and Philadelphia, and
when I camo back a great revival
was going on, and ouo day I baptised
2'itl people without oomiug out of
the water. That laid me up tor a
while. Never had but three attacks
of sickness in my life. Since I was
sick last December my appetite has
not been as good as it used to be.
Yes, I'm in mighty good health for
an old man like mo."—New York
The Fish Law.
It is made illegal to catch speckled
trout, save only by rod, hook aiid
line, at any time, or to place any set
lines or tet-nets across auj* stream in
habited by them, under penalty of
No person shall kill, sell, or have
in possession after beiug killed, any
salmon or speckled trout, save only
from the fifteenth of April to the fif
teenth of July, under penalty of $lO
for each fish.
No person shall take, for sale, any
trout less than five inches long,or fish
in any waters, for three years, in
which brook trout have been plauted
by the fish Commissioners, when
public notice of said planting has been
gived, under S2O penalty.
No person shall catch or kill, save
only with rod, hook and line, at any
time,and no person shall catch or sell,
or have in possession after being kill
ed, any bass, pike, pickerel or Sus
quehanna salmon, between the first of
January and the first of Juue, under
penalty of $lO.
Any person taking or capturing a
bass of less size than six inches in
length, shall immediately return the
same to the waters whence taken,un
der penalty of $lO.
No person shall kill or catch fish
by placing any torpedo,giant-powder,
nitro glycerine or any other explosive
substance, in any of tho streams of
this Commonwealth, under penalty
of SSO.
No person shall catch or destroy
fish by shutting off or drawing off
any of the waters of the State or by
dragging small nets or seins therein,
when the waters are wholly or partly
bhut off, under penalty of SSO.
No person shall place any fish
baskot, pond net, eel-weir, kiddle,
brush or facine net in any of the wa
ters of this State, uuder penalty of
$25 for each offense.
It shall be lawful to fish with fyke
or hoop-nets in any of the streams uu
inhabited by brook or speckled trout,
during the months of March, April,
May, September, October and No
vember: Provided, That the meshes
of said nets shall not be less than one
inch in size, and shall not be placed
at the confluence of any wing-walls;
and if any salmon, bass, trout, pike,
pickerel or any other kind of fish in
troduced by the Commonwealth in
said waters, shall be taken or captur
ed as aforesaid, they shall be return
ed alive to the waters whence taken,
and any person violating the provi
sions of this act shall be subject to a
penalty of $25.
It shall not bo lawful, at any time,
to catch fish by means of the drawing
of a seine or seines, iu any of the
waters of this State, under penalty of
Shad shall not be taken in the Sus
quehanna or Juniata rivers from sun
set on Saturday till sunrise on Mon
day. during tho run of shad, from
March 15 to June 25, or with seins
less than four and one half inches to
the mesh, under penalty of SSO aud
three months' imprisonment.
There shall bo no shooting, hunt
ing or fishing on Sunday, under pen
alty of $25.
Salmon or speckled trout, April 15
to July 15.
Luke trout.October Ist to January
Black bass, pike and pickerel, Juno
Ist to January Ist.
Fun In Camp.
[Extract from a letter to the Mercer
Dispatch, from Camp Comfort, Mus
koka Luke, Canada, dated July 30J
On Wednesday evening the Inde
pendent club arrived on tho "Nipis
sing" and accepted tho hospitalities
of Camp Comfort until tho arrival of
tho "Oriole" to take them to their
camping ground at Sutton's, six
miles above. We all put on our best
behavior before tho ministerial breth
eren, tho Sharon and Butler people
even refraining from lying about tho
weight of the fish they had caught,
and George Price, the cook, put his
best foot foremost in the way of got
ting up a supper worthy of the occa
The meal over, tho visitors dis
persed through the field near the ho
tel and were soon eugaged it the bus
iness of catching young frogs for bait.
It was a most exhilarating spectacle
see tho preachers "in their customary
attitude"—upon their knees—making
wild grabs for the agile Batrachian
and seiziug instead, a fine, healthy
bunch of Canada thistles. We had
all "been there," and knowing tho re
lief it affords, but doubting their abil
ity to do the matter justice, several
felt like going and offering to do a lit
tle mild swearing for them in their
extremity. They succeeded in secur
ing several bags and bottles of tho
lively bait, and the general verdict
seemed to bo that Mr. Stockton boro
off tho honors of the chas.s, although
Prof. McClelland was a close second
The "Oriole" arrived about 7 o'clock
in tbo evening, and as sho rounded
the point bearing them to their sum
mer home they gave Camp Comfort
three hearty cheers.
Tuesday Judges McMichael and
Mehard and J. (1. Klliott went to
Juneck's Rapids, about five miles
from camp. They returned about 11
o'clock, very hungry and very tired
it is true, but briuging with them tho
finest string of fish that any one boat
load has brought this year. There
was fully one hundred pounds, and
almost every fish on the string was a
beauty. Klliott is a tireless fisher
man and takes rank with Carver, Mc-
Michael, Zahniser,Stranahan and tbo
other regular old timo disciples of
Isaac Walton.
Judge McCandless is one of our
best fishermen, too, but it is whou bo
takes bold of oars that be really
shines, lie was out tbe other day
with Ben Haywood nnd Port Lowry
aud when they started home took the
oars to row buck. His exertions
were prodigious, and yet he seemed
to make very slow headway, some
thing which was very easily explain
ed when au investigation showed
tbat be neglected to hoist the anchor
before starting back, and hud towed
u lifteen pound stono at tbo end of a
twelve foot ropo for about two
—This country consumes about
$22,000,000 worth of patent medicines
every year.
—Nineteen millions of the sixty
million people in this lund arc mem
bers of churches.
—A Troy paper spouks of a dog
fight being "nipped in the bud " A
dog fight mnst be a very interesting
A Bunch of Wild Flowers.
Ia passing through a Clover field
I cull a nosegay, wild and sweet
Of dowers, wind-sown, at my feet—
Blooming among the meadow grau,
They nestle timid as I pass—
Ilut gay ax many lawn conld yield.
Feathery sprays of Elder bloom,
Aud daisies bright as stars of gold,
With milkweed's pink and orange mold,
A head of rye, a head of wheat,
Some clover blossoms pink vnd sweet,
I choose to deck my studdy room.
ID passing through this life of oara
We find our dullest days a-light
With blessings hidden half from sight,
Among the weeds of toil and strife
Are loving deeds that brighten life,
Scattered along our path like flo were.
—Nettit Chase.
Rabbit Bunch Defeated.
An Indian Territory special says:
Later returns from the election for
Chief of the Cherokees indicate that
Mayes has been chosen oyer Bunch
by a small majority.
Joel B. Mayes, the newly sleeted
chief, is one quarter Cherokee, andbe
longs to an illustrious family. He
was Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of the Cherokee Nation for a
term of years and is an able and a
distinguished man. Samuel Smith,
who was elected Assistant Chief, is a
lull-blooded Cherokee.
The triumph of Mayes will com
pletely change the political situation
of the Cherokee country. Bushyhead
and Bunch have held office for years,
and have shaped the policy of the
Cherokee Nation regardless of the
wishes of the masses. The official
machinery was under their control
and their defeat is regarded almost as
miraculous. Mayes is liberal and
progressive, and is pledged to reform,
110 is chosen for a four year term.
The friends of Bunch still claim his
Spices from Ceylon.
About on 9 quarter of the whole
25,000 square miles of Ceylon Is un
der cultivation, and the principal pro
ducts are cocoa, rice, cinnamond, nut
megs and other spices, cinchona, cof
fee and tea. There has within the
last nine years been a most wonder
ful increase in the amounts of some
of these products exported. In IBTB
only 25,000 pounds of tea were ex
ported, as against nearly 4,500,000
pounds in 1885, and nearly 8,000,000
ia 188 G. Cinchona bark, from which
quinine is manufactured, has gone up
from some 200,000 pounds exported
nine years before to nearly 15,000,-
000 in 188 G. The total number of
cocoanuts raised on the plantations in
a single year is approximated at near
ly 700,000,000.—C010mb0 (India)
Cor. Chicago Tribune.
Love's Signal.
From Warren Chronicle.]
On the A. k P. road there is an
engineer who has a girl, the boys
say. The young lady resides some
where within two miles of Warren.
It is the custom of the young man,
when passing through town, to make
his road crossing whistle double
strength quality, for the benefit of
his inamorata. He therefore pulls
tho apparatus wide open and it emits
two loud, long screeches and a cou
ple of short screeches. This is hie
signal that 'it's me old girl, and I
.am feeling good.' It's quite roman
tic, but it'B terrible wearing on tired
and wakeful humanicy in the east
end of town. We wish the young
man could greet his girl with some
thing not so nerver-ending,
Degenerated Spanish Onions.
"Spanish onions," said a street
dealer to a reporter, "are about the
only tropical fruit or vegetable that
will not succumb to the wiles of
the northern gardener- The Long
Island hot house owners have for
years triod to reproduce this very
desirable variety of the onion, but
they have given it up as a hopeless
task. The only outcome so far is a
degenerated species, unequal in fla
vor to poorest northern variety.
Strange as it may seem, the seeds
from tho degenerate onion will,
when planted in a tropical country,
produce a perfect Spanish onion."—
New York Sun.
—Five hundred more acres have
been planted to watermelons in the
South this year than in 1886.
—Good nature is the groat lubri
cant of hnman affairs.
—An effort, even if mot by defeat,
remains a success,
—The success of an enterprise is
due, like the strength of a house—to
tho under supports.
—There are now less than 700,000
slaves in the Empire of Brazil.
—The total production of coffee in
the world is about 350,000 tons.
—There are $100,000,000 invested
in tbo watch industry of this country.
—More than 3,000 persona make
a living by street music.
—Two millions United States
postal cards arc printed daily at pre*
—Chicago, on the basis of its new
directory, claims a population of 800,-
—lt need occasion no surprise that
a slaughter bouse emits an offal odor.
—They say it's a sneezy thing to
becomo a member of the National
Hay Fever Association.
—Some men vas always like der
key hole on der backdoor of a clock.
They vas behint time.
—Old Man—"lf I had 50 cents
and gave it to you in order to get a
pentiy what would bo left?"
Street Arab —-'An old man!"
—The Philadelphia Record says:
"Tho wise people of the large towns
of the Stale are considering the pro*
priety of laying down asphalt paring
in their streets. Asphalt paving is
better than any other which the wit
of man has yet devised. It is a vast
saving in the cost of transportation,
in the wear of horse-flesh and vehi
cles, and in the comfort and cleanli
ness of city life. Tbe impart of
wheels does not wear it out. Proper
ly laid, it is almost indestructible
and as easy of repair m any other
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