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BOOTS SHOES and RUBBERS, |
Have You Bought Them Y'et, If Not
It Is To You Individually.
Ttt'TI.ER. November, loth. lssT.
Why Will You Not Come ?!
Wher. .vou haveoffm like tile above b *to°my'li'.Vw" o!Ter»g ;
What More Can You Ask
The goods arc ot the best, all marked I away<J™*™ alll be■ suited.
children and them pioperiy fitted with good servicable
shoes that will wear them until Spring.
IT WILL DO YOU GOOD
Every pair warranted.
The Ladies awe not l*eft
I have the largest and finest line of Ladies'shoes ever shown in Butler and forked at
& Ladles Waukenphattst and Common
Sense Shoes and many othc* styles to select frcm.
Mens' and Boys' Fine Shoes.
law? thls e 6hw F] Thl^e^y'e^uirto'any , S}2 B oi t ?h(X! m Butler. Boys' nne Button
or Lace shoe ft .00 to $1.25,
AN [LEGAHT LINE.-FINESUPPERS
In Mens', L; dies'. Hisses' and t lilldrens'. I took special care in selecting this line, and lam pre
pared to SLOW you a \ery large and attractive line of hue Slippers.
Lad'es' St)ring Heel Shoes and Slippers. Ladles' Felt Sole Shoes and Slippers. Ladic.V Warm Slices
indriUppers? LiiMes liSgh Button Over-shoes, Mens' Low in aep Bojts m hip and Calf, mens telt
Boots, Old Mens* Boots and Shoes, etc., etc.
BOOTS and SHOES MADE to ORDER
I have a larjje stock of Kip Boots of my own m ike on hand.?, lonj leg, heavy sole, box toe, wlilch I
will sell cheap. All orders by mail promptly attended to.
R(FiIFINB. BON LfITM MO M3sf.fi
WITH NEATNESS AND DISPATCH.
tyLeather and Findings, Blacksmltlis' Aprons &c., at Rock Bottom prices.
The Rubber House of Butler
Competition is knocked silly when they try to compete with me In Rubbers, I handle and guaran
tee the Boston Rubber < o's good* i)>'lievlng them to he the b ;st. rubber goods ma te. 1 handle me
Candee but will recommend the Bouoti above all others. I will sell
Hi « 3)513! 31111 33SIS IISUS,
without sllpiirs or i?.3> with slippers. C.url >e sim ? price as Boston. I have the best cheap Rub
ber It-Mt 'ml! p-lc l S 1.0 >. n )vs, rouths', mic itlirens' itubher BootsSt oe to si.so Ladles'ana
Mlss-s' IM >oer Boots 5t.10 to 5t.35. D)a'i sp-il a dollar for Rubbers until you examine my stock
Would be glad to see you when in Butler.
22 South Main Street,
Why it is Superior to All Others iu the Market!
—1 Ft. Being ensily worked, and does the
& work more rapidly than any other machine.
2nd. Being enclosed prevents all splashing
of water and inhaling of steam, so injurious
& |pL ,jrl to health, and unavoidable in the use f>f all
B open machines or the washboard. Thou-
sands of women are yearly broken down in
—I war'i*' , t- T -t-}, bfalth hy the labor of the washboard and in-
Wfc} -'' '■ y % baling of the sickening fucies of the wash
| " tnh, from clothes worn on the person or bed
Br- ,ot both sick and well. This is not tho case
pT;"'" ' "■% it' til" Allen washer; being ei.elo.-ed it
Yjgjf- ■ y ? '*•* -rt£v •: ■ retains the high tcni pe rat urc so necessary iu
■P? 'C , r< tuovint* the dirt fr> t.i the got d-: another
£ \ 'i•* 1 r :i ; t i- th»t tin re i- no frief,i..n en
j." ' clothing to dam ge them Persons who have
n-< d 110- .Mien «a.-'.:.-r -ay ti.ey Mleve that
L ■ f-■ \ it will save the price of it in less than a
- 882 The peculiar action of the water in the
f '~ »} machine (which cannot be onderatood micas
j* * - \ or -e sees it; forcing a strong current of water
ra|\ tiirongh the c.lolliiug at every vibration of
YJ the agitalor, which caused by 'he peculiar
construction ot the top of the machine, in
connection with the New Champion Wring
er, makes the Allen Washer a household
MANUFACTURED AND FOR SALE BY
SHIM, SHI & HAYS Butler, P^.
NEW GOODS, NEW PRICES,
1.90,1 JEFFERSON ST.,
Where you will find a full line of Fine Drugs, Chemicals, Per
fumes and Toilet Articles. Agents for
Best 5 and 10 cent Cigars in town.
Prescriptions carefully compounded by an experienced
iour patronage respectfully solicited.
DR. D. E. WILES, Prop'r.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
;iu tfiiSFisi iiisocifii!
STORE iu Butler, three doors west
ot West Penn Depot.
; Having opened a fresh stock of (JROCERIKS
eon- sting of coffee. Teas. Sugar. Syrup. Spices,
Canned Goods of &li kinds. Hams,
Bacon, Lard, &e., &c,.
Tobacco and Oigrar's,
' FUH'K of be-t brands and iow prices ; also,
i full line of Klingler's popular brands of famil}
1 flour constantly on h mds.
HAY. ttATS, CORN and 1' Er'D of all kinds a!
| lowest tlgures.
I ,\o l.Nall.f ower any oilier
House in Itntlrr.
Country Produce wanted for which the highest
i price will be paid. Call and examine our stock
j and prices. .. .
lioods delivered free to all parts of town.
j J.J. KEARNS & CO.,
j 74 East Jefferson St., - - Butler Pa
i, raTswniE. 4,
We annouuee to the people far and wide that
we will exhibit our collcssal aggregation of
startling' wonders, to secure which all parts of
the earth—Europe. Asia, and portions ot the L' 1
S. have beea searched, and such in aggregation
as has never been seen since the day Noah enter
ed the Ark. The mighty Elephant.the great Rhi
noceros, the Hippopottomas.the Chlmpanzle.the
Ou-rang-outang or run-out-aad-stlck-out-your
tongue-out. the greatest living wondere of the
age will excite po wonder wnen compared with
the multitude of monster attract! ins on exhibi
tion at our great moral Circus ai>d Menagerie.
The roars and howls of the would-be competi
tor who Apes the methods, but cries down the
attractions of our own and ouly Greatest show
on eartU will be drowned in the joyful acclam
ations of a delighted populace. Remember this
great show p <ssesses no objectionable features
and Is tue deilght of the cultured aud rerlned.
We show under cue canopy four great shows,
the Largest Stock—Greatest variety—Best
Goods and styies—Lowest Prices. We have se
cured a magnificent P.rass Band which will be
a prominent feature of our great show, a rings
with a seperate and coutlnuous performance
being enacted in each ring.
NEW AND NOVEL
attractions. 3 Jolly Clowns. The greatesi >tv,
Ing, walking, breathing, talking curiosities of
and all the people laugh when they ,-ee the bar
gains, they otter. Other and greater attractions
greet "the delighted eye on every side—the Pro
prietor and Managers sw nging in the flMng
trap2ze attached to the highest pinacle of suc
cess, give such exhibitions of nerve and daring
in sweeping reductions, gorgeous di-|rtays and
wonderful baigaiiisas to call forth the plaudits
oi the most prod- lit alio economical, 'l'l.e man
agement beg leave io announce that in their un
tiring zeal in the s.-arcl, for the rare and curious
astonishing results have always followed and
we open lor your inspection a COIIOB
saI co.lection ot bright and new Fall
Styles ill Mens' Boys' and Chtldrens'
Clothing, Hats, Caps Underwear, Shirts,
Collars. Cuffs. Ties. Hosiery. Handker
chiefs. Mufflers. Gloves, Mllteus, Umbrel
las. Trunks. Valises, Satchels Straps,
Brushes. Combs, Jewelry. Corsets. Jer
seys, Sto-kings with a full line of Notions, &c.
Pig bargains all through the show,
Song by the Clown s -
Men and youth and boys andialt,
sin.rt aud So'nl.leau and tall,
Wno need a -uit of clothes this fall,
We do invite you now to call
For we are io'ltintr on the ball.
And you are sure to make a haul.
Whatever you purchase, great or small.
Song 2"What are the wild waves saying."
l!uy your Clothing and Furnishing goods of
1). A". HECK.
Song .I:—''Her bright smile haunts me still,"
The smile of satisfaction that beamed from
the face of the laoy who dressed her little
boy in one ol ileck s lrresLstable suits.
If you want to save money and Increase your
pile droppin and (' HECK, and he'll make you
He possesses the power to spread happiness
And his store Is the place where bargains are
Doors open at T A.M. Close at 8 P. M. Ad
mittance. Gents Free, Ladies and Children half
price. Remember Ihe place.
D. A.. HECK'S,
No. 11, North Main St., Daffy's Blo*k,
3DTLHR, - PA.
Dr. S. A. JOHNSTON,
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties :—Gold Killings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Oflicc on JefferM»i Street, one door East of Lonry
Holme, I'p Stairs.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
N. B.— The only Dentist in Butler using the
best makes of teeth.
JOHN E. BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AM) SURGEON
Office No. 65 South Main Street,
BUTLER, - PA.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 10 West Cunningham St.,
E)S i<T'TISTR Y .
0 1 1 WAMIRON. Graduate of the Pliila
■ ilelphia Dental College, Is prepared
to do anything I:, the line of his profession in a
Olliee on Main street, Butler, Union Block
J. S LUSK, BfIL.D,,
lias removed from Harmony to Butler and has
his office at No. 9, Main St., three doors below
I.owry House. apr-30-tf.
DH. R. C. McCURDY, ~~
Fliyitirlaii and Surgeon,
Offlceon M iu St., over Kemper's store.
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
BUTLER, - -
Near New Court House—formerly Donaldson
House—good accommodations for travelers,
[4-9-'8«-ly 1 11 EITENMULLEIt. Prop'r.
mi i M Fflllll
fli Franklin twp., half way between Prospect
and Whltestowu. 011 the Pittsburg and Franklin
road, contains fourteen and a quarter acres, has
A New Frame House,
(Jood barn and all other necessary outbuildings.
Land all level, and in good state of cultivation,
! good well water, both liaru and soft, aud good
orchard of all k:nds of fruit. For price aud
terms apply to me at my furniture store lu Pros
C M. EDMUNDSON.
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A Poor Man's Thanksgiving.
Let them who eat not, think he eats,
"Tis one to him who last year said,
"My neighbors dine on daiuty sweets,
And I on coarser bread."
He who on sugar angels fares
Hath pangs beneath his silken vest;
The rougher iile hath fewer cares
Who fasts hath sounder rest.
If lean the body, light the wings;
His laccy hath more verge and room,
Who least upon the wind that brings
The flowers of hops to blcoui.
So, if no smoking turkey grace
This day my clean but humble board,
I'll think what might have been my case
If rich, and thank the Lord.
No gout awaits my coming age,
No bulbous nose like lobster red.
To vex my temper iuto rage,
Or liil my days with dread.
Leare to the rich his roast and wine;
Death waits on him who waits for all;
Tbe doctor will be there by nine,
By twelve the priest will call.
Lord, in all wholesome, moderate ways
Keep me, lest it should hap me worse;
Teach one to fill his mouth with prai»e
Who never filled his purse.
An Ideal Thanksgiving.
As there are abuses the law can
not reach, go thera are people no holi
day includes. Thei'e is a time of the
year when vagrants—criminals, in a
word, tbe destitute as a body—are
feasted with good things and made
to share tbe comforts of the rich.
But as comprehensive as this charity
may be, as minute in its search after
recipients, as thoughtful in the choice
of creature comforts, it is pitifql to
think bow many yet remain in the
"highways and hedges out of reach.
Can you imagine a gathering ot such
as these? We see much of the other
side of the picture,but it is startling to
think that those who come to the sur
face are only the minority. Beueath
etery success, however modest and
obecure, there is a superstructure of
accumulated failare»»j and for one or
ten whom we see in moderate cotn«
fort and unassuming ease, there are
100 or 1,000 who have boen to weak
I had been to many fully spread
boards, public and private, on this
day of typical tbanksgiviug tor all
the blessings and good gifts ot the
year; but one to which 1 was acci
dentally introduced late in the even
ing proved of greater iuterest aud
rarity than any of the other.
The host was a gray beaded man,
wifeless aud childless,rich, odd, disap
pointed and generally supposed to be
misanthropic. He had no aim in life;uo
interest strong enough to absorb him,
no will stable enough to bold the
reius. He gave to every oue who ask
«.d, but no work of charity interested
There was no pursuit, physical or
mental, which could so sustain him
as to turn bim from vain regiets and
impartial longings. He bad never
louud his place iu lit?; had never
known necessity, and therefor# never
lasted the excitement of the race for
existence, which some time or other
gives at least a dash of interest to tbe
most uacucccßßful career. He was
not irreligious, but he belonged to no
religious body, and when aoy one
told bim that he had much to thank
Providence for he would shrug his
shoulders in wonder.
As the years went on this man
brooded more and more over disap
pointed hopes, aud took a morbid
pleasure in Guding out cases of fail
ure in all the various callings of life
He dwelt on the subject until it be
came a monomania One or two ac
quaintances—he had no heart friend
out of compassion advised him to
turn the brooding to practical use by
benefiting men in situations like his
Such was tbe singular host. As
for the guests, they were as various
in class, education, birth and appear
l ance as they could be, evea in a city
where everything under the sun is
more or less represented. All who
are bankrupt and ruined in reputation
and position, or in their own estima
tion, had a representation at that
strange feast of morul equality. Every
degree of shabbiness, ot dilapidation,
iu face or garment, was present; for
no rule was mude as to dreßS, and
those whom shame or idleness made
remiss were as freely admitted as they
who had made little pitiful attempts
at decency. The talk was mild and
characteristic, chiefly occupied with
the past or tbe future as it might have
On the host's right hand sat a man
iu rusty black, with nervous baud
that clutched at thiugs aud trembled
as they held glass or fork or napkin
He bad never been a criminal, never
willingly harmed any oue, never en
tertained a deliberately uukind
thought, and yet to all intents aud
purpot-es be was a murderer and a
suicide. His spirit, was dead, or in its
last agonies, aud ot this he was dim
ly conscious in a dispairiug sort of
On tbe host's left, the other place
of tionor—aud what a significant dis
linction to occupy those prom'neut
8a 8— <at the jauu'iest iui i i ;ual
ot the wbole patty. At tir»t signt it
would have been difficult to say why
ue had bis share at this banquet of
ibe ruiued, disappoiuted, bereaved
and afflicted, it was uot his look nor
bis dress that told the secret, but his
words He was better dressed than
any of his fellows, and a self satisfied
expression was upon bis face But
you soou saw a blank iu the midst of
that self satisfaction—the lack of
something, which mysterious some
thing would have just put him be
yond tbe pale of our frieud's circle.
He talked louder than the rest and
neld out the comfort of irresponsibili
ty in the present and annihilation
hereafter —no God to restrain us now,
aud none to judge us latter; but tbe
lack ot that "something" made bis
face grow ugly aud hard aB he ex
pounded bis theories, aud bis own ap
pearance wus but a poor argument iu
lavor of bis theories.
A curious rivalry between many of
tbe guests attracted my attention
Each thought his own misfortune tbe
beaviest, and was jealous of tbe con
sideration which another won. Some
even fluug it into the faces of certain
others that when they were enjoying
prosperity they had been ap
pealed to in yain. Any cant about
equality in epite of loss of money waa
promptly resented by those who had
been in the attitude of solicitors
This feast was no good place at which
to air One talk not supported by Sue
character. Tbe restric'ions which
obtain in society less nonest of speech
though mrcnV pofh>bea,wvre laid &sido
aud each oue spoke bid miud. All
told tbeir worldly circumstances quite
Oue said that he lived with his
wife, three children and muther-in
law in two rooms in an unwhole
some tenement house, and earned $5
a wet-k in a slop shop selling rotten
clothing to greenhorns.
Another said: "I started out in life
with the notion of being a great au
thor. lam over 40 now, aud glad
to get $6 a week in a book store I
have covered reams of paper aud made
about SIOOO altogether in little sums,
but no one knows my name. I car
ried a novel and an epic from one pub
lishing huur-.e to another for 10 years,
and never could get any editor even
to read them. lam tryiLg to save a
little money now to get the poem pub
lished after my death, with a little
autobiography which may teach the
world what it has lost,and make peo
ple sorry that they let such a man die
a miserable death after S3 disappoint
ing: a lite."
"They say some people bave forced
themselves on the public by the man
ner of their death," said a wild, mel
ancholy looking man by the author's
side, ''and I think it would be worth
while to try uuch a scene to make my
Romeo and Juliet sell."
"You talk of* death like a child,"
said a croaking voice across the table.
"Here am I,an old woman, ouce Miu
nie St Angel, the famous actress, but
none the less a starving,brokend own
drudge now. Never despair while
you are young; it is only the old who
know what trouble is, To have been
'some one' aud theu fall to being no
body, that is the hardest thing ot all,
much harder than to bave been un
known ail your life."
"Well.! thinlj it is harder for those
who have never had a brief hour of
success at all," s&id a thin woman.
"1 was the daughter ot a theater hack
and was on the stage from a child
But as 1 grew up plain and not clever
1 was used in all the common parts
aud never knew what it was to have
an individuality. I have never had a
home, aud since my falher died have
neve: had a friend Now I atq ward
robe woman In a low theater, and
glad— yes, thankful—to have the
place, too "
"It is hard to work for no pay,"
said a rough voice opposite. "I was
a soldier ot Napoleon's as a lad,fougt;t
in Algeria and iu Russiajand because
I touk part in home plot—they called
it revolutionary I lost my little pen
sion, aud starved in cousequence. I
ran away, and ouce here could 6ud
nothing to do, and I am tryiug to beg
money enough to buy a hand organ
aud camp stool."
sear him sat a prim old body in a
shiny black silk gown She seemed
rather shocked by tbe mention of tbe
organ aud stool, aid remarked that
as be was a man he could surely find
som« work to do Sbe went on to
say: "Although lam only a woman
1 set to work at ouce us soon as ou<~
fortune was goue I got a teacher's
place in a school, aud ever giqcq I
bave taught and supported myself
But it i» very hard for a lady teuder
ly brought up, and not ht very
thoroughly—as people were not in
my day—to mix with common folks
and be knocked about in tbe world.
My father was a rich man and a gen
tleman, and we have good blood in
our veins for mauy generations back,
long before our family ever crossed
tbe ocean. Our name is known in
the history of tbe country, and there
was never one beariug it who dis
"A good pedigree is a fine thing if
it be genuine," said a crippled man
uear the old lady. "Bi)t if I bad it,
aud could exchange It for a straight
back ftnd sound limbs, I would gladly
give it up Yet I believe lam hap
pier than most of you here- I set
out to get one thing and got it,though
it brought little else with it. I was
a poor man's son and had no family
to boast of. and the one thinir I want
ed was learning, As I was a crip,
pie and good for nothing to work, I
got books from kind neighbors and
taught myself sitting by the kitchen
fire in winter and on the doorstep in
summer. Sometimes I got to school,
when I bad clothes good enough to
wear, aud at last, through tbe com
passion of neighbors, to college. But
I grew more inform as I reached man
hood, and, indeed, but for this I
should bave no right to be here
among you. I have earned my live
lihood teaching other young men;
and so I jog ou—l and my books;
and though my meals o'ten consist
of bread and milk.l am not uuhappy.
I said I would give noble blood in
exchange for good health and strong,
sound limbs; but I would not give
my books for health or good blood,
nor even health alone for a long pedi
Tbe host smiled at us and said:
"There is the man who is really mon
arch of all he surveys "
It was saddening to turn from the
cripple to the others Maoy of them
were equally gifted intellectually, yet
they had never attained his coutent
ment with bis lot.
A man iu a rough jicket, with a
careless air, which was contradicted
by bis lace, said:
"Well, I fancy I have had a wider
experieucn than any of you. if change
of employment gives experience.
There are few things 1 have not tri
ed, but, I never succeeded in any. I
bave been an erraud boy, a plo«v boy,
a peddler, a miner, an engineer and
an expressm m. I have written dis
mal trash to se.l to the vilely cheap
uud mean papers. I have taught
grown men to read iu exchange for a
crust of bread, I have distributed
advertisements at street corners; and
now lam just where I started. I
bave no home. I left my last board
ing place without pfyitig, but left my
only good coat behind iustead. I
slept last night iu a car dopot aud
picked up a few ciuar ends to keep
the hunger off thin morning I
would take any job; but people don't
seem to want jobs done just now.
Tbey look at me suspiciously and
say: 'There's lots of work if you only
bestir yourself aud look for it.' "
"You and I are much alike " said a
mau opposite. "I have looked for
work both iu aud out of my profes
sion. lam a musician, young and
unknown I have beard you all talk
of being poor, but when a man loses
many a possible good cbauce in his
business through the want of a pos
tage stamp at the right time, I tell
you he knows something of poverty,
though he may have a good coat on
his back In our profession poverty
iB a matter of course. We may be
even famous and strive. Meanwhile
I am obliged to keep up appearances
aud live in a drceut house,"
"Yeb," fc»i'd o wotowu tfe'arr him,
"and I dare say not your own bouse.
Well, if poor boarders have their |
troubles, don't think that the board
ing house keeper sleeps on a bed of
roses. There is a hopeless side to
poverty, and a contented side, and an
expectaut side. But I know of an
other. It is the ludicrous side. My
husbaud died io debt. There was j
only the weary old way to support
myself. I opened a boarding house
I Tisb ladies could go lower down to
make money. I had not the strength
of miud to do differently from others '•
of my set, and I think with us women !
that is one of the great causes of our j
troubles We dou't dare to face the
world's talk, even when there is noth- }
ing to be ashamed of. I bad a bard
time with inetficieut servants, for I
did not thrive and could not pay high
enough prices to secure good ones, i
But I sent for two of my neices, as
poor as myself, and together we did
the work and shared the profits. Let
me say to you that it you are poor
aud have tolerable health, do your
own work By that means we got on
and bad order and cleanliness, and
though life is not exactly delightul to
us, it is tolerable. "As to the ludi
crous side of poverty. We see
enough of it. So mauy little shifts
and pretenses,though they are pathetic
enough sometimes. I began by ask
ing rather high prices, and if they
were refused, let the rooms stay emp
ty too, and I was obliged to com
promise. Sometimes I did not like a
man's manner or a woman's costume,
aud I was stiff, which lost me consid
erable money. Then again, some
men's business was not to my taste,
though they were yery silent aud uu
obsiructive themselves. I lost many
a good boarder tbe first year by stand
ing too much on my dignity. If a
dancing master generally teaches, de
portment' to his pupils, I think some
one should teach a bauker's daughter,
in view of certain possibilities, how to
attract and deal pleasantly with board
ers. If it were not a good thing to be
merry under the worst circumstances,
I should not detain you so long with
tny experiences; but if we presently
ignore the humor that is coucealed in
almost every stage of poverty, we are
making ourselves more miserable than
God intended us to be " Then she
weut on to enumerate the ludicrous
incidents which her poor hoarders
treated heF to day by day.
"If money troubles were every
thing," said a moody man, "you would
all be quarreling wbo was the worsi
off among you. You might be rich in
money, and yet broken and worth
My ho at whispered to me that this
man had c's faita in woman.
Then he pointed out a palo woman ia
good but not showy clothing, who
was yet more wretched than the poor
est at the feast. Hir husband cared
nothing for her. She was dying of a
broken heat Just opposite her were
a man and woman whom no recital
seemed to affect Their only chi'd
had been suddenly killed a few weeks
My friend pointed out a man at tbe
bottom of the table. He had an un
easy eye and a restless conscience. I
asked what this man had done.
"Set traps for the feet ot others,"
said my host. "In old times, legends
say, men sold their own souls. He
has Bold those of others. Auciently,
to trample ou tho Cross was the worst
sacrilege a man could commit; but he
has trampled beneath his feet the very
image of God. Such as he are called
'men about town.' I need not tell
Near him sat a woman with a fad
ed shawl, a soiled and rakish bon
net, hraseu face and dirty hands. No
teaching, no help, no good example,
no chance of good had ever come to
her. Aud there was a womaa in a
Parisian dinner dress who sat between
two men of the homeless kind iu up
per life—the lay figures of society.
She was more hopeless looking than
her neighbors. She had no work No
object save pleasure ever stirred her.
Then my host told me in low tones,
while the others were talkiog among
themselves, how he had gathered
these people together for this extraor
dinary Thanksgiving feast. Some he
had met by accident Others he hunt
ed up, going into dismal places to find
them The most despairing were the
ones he choso He said:
"To some I Bent formal invitations
by post. I knew it would please
them Tho invitation itself, put in
language they had not kuown for
years, would be more of a blessing
than the mere feast to which they
were bidden. The moral pleasure
given, or the self respect induced by
these invitations, is more than half
tbe boon of my Thanksgiving feast.
To a few tbe mere food is much, but
then to those far sunk in the mud,
animal comfort must precede a moral
impression When people are com
fortable tbeyjike to listen to good talk,
and when you have laid tho founda
tion in corporeal works of mercy you
may safely begin the superstructure
of the Bpirtual. Indeed, tbe physical
parts of their trials are rea'.ly tbe
least, and the physical reward of a
good feast also comparatively small.
Some of them dine well every day of
their lives, and yet have no pleasure
iu it or anything else. They who do
not find more pleasure in the comfort,
tbe security, tbe absence of anxiety
to-night than in the mere abundance
of food Those who are poor do not
mind hard word and scanty fare, but
tbey do mind the uncertainty of tbeir
lives, the lack of a home, the want of
appreciation of themselves, the want
ot sympathy and understanding, the
divided attention, the fair words and
no deeds, the barren good wishes —in
short, the whole repellent attitude of
"Do you see," he said, old
man at the foot of the table? He has
peace enough to bathe us all in it, pa
tienceenough and joy enough to share
with us all. He does not kiow how
to read, but he knows the things that
St. Paul counted a higher knowledge
than all his Hebrew learning aud
Greek subtlety. He had a great mis
fortune in bis youth —no matter
what it was—and if ever there was a
child of God, fashioned by God's own
hands and chastened in his own way,
it is be."
Here tbe host stepped forward, and
raising his voice said: "There is one
among you, my friends, who has no
word to speak of his troubles aud dis
appointments, yet tbey have been
harder to bear than all yours, save
those miseries born of guilt. I did not
invite bim here because he was un
fortunate, but because I needed some
thing you could all join in being
thankful for He has that treasure; he
has the secret which would turn all
your misery into jov. Instead of
Bbowfag yYra only a full board, I htfye
brought you the most bt-autiful toing [
on earth to see and to imitate —for it
id in the power of each of you to imi
tate him—a happy man
"He is old, poor, silent, and as the I
world wou'd would add, ignorant,
sad and lonely. But listen to what j
he once told me: 'There is one who
breathes, moves, converses constantly
with me. I feel him, I bear him, i
sometimes I even answer him in my
heart. But it is a speech without
words, which we understand without
having been at school, and read with
out having learned to read in books.'
That is oae of the pillars that up- j
hold the world for him—his trust iu j
God. The other is his trust iu con- :
science. If you can imitate that the
first will come as its natural conse- ;
queuce. To live by the rule of my
friend needs two things—grace and a j
real resolve. The first is never want- |
iug. You can count on it whenever
and as long as you make up your !
miud to furnish the other thing, a fix
This aod much more said our host,
and when he cased we noted there
was one guest less at the taole. He
had gum*; but no one spoke.
Th*n, here and there one from out
this strange company came forward
to thauk the host with tears of genu
ine gratitude in their eye 3. Some
went away without a word. Sjonall
were gone The loaded table disap
peared, but I heard my host say with
joyous decision: "Tnat is what we
propose to do next year." It was ou
ly then I realized that I had not as
sisted at ft yeritable banquet. We had
talked ourselves into the belief that
our longings and imaginings were
facts. Could we not do something
like this* To restore self respect is
even better than to fill with bread.
But, understand, that although in
many instances the latter can be done
without the former, in most cases the
former must re-t on the basis of the
latter. Thanksgiving is a good day
to begin things. Still every day may
btcome a thanksgiving tor those who
seek out the hungry, both iu body
and iu spirit, to feed,and the naked to
clothe. B. M.
After the Cows.
The New Castle Courant tells the
following joke on County Superin
tendent ot Schools J. R. Sherrard.
He has a pleasant, comfortable home
and is properly proud of it. His or
chard yields the choicest fruits, and
bis garden is carefully watched
over and cultivated. The worthy
professor has had some trouble with
cows breaking iuto the orchard and
g>ardc;n at different times, and all the
family listen intentlv to hear these
nocturnal visitors. Friday night Mr.
Sherrard beard a noise at the gate,
and thinking the pesky bovines were
coming with malicious intent, got up
and carefully crept down stairs and
weut out, attired onlv in bis robe de
chan\hre. There were two cows in
the orchard, and be started to put
them out. In his absence Mrs Sher
rard woke up and, fiuding her husbaud
had gone, started out to see what had
become of him. She saw the digni
fied professor chasing cows in the or
chard, and attired iu about the same
dress as her husband, went to his as
sistance. About the time Mrs Sher
rard reached the orchard, her son, a
young man, having heArd the noise,
emerged from the house, having on a
little more clothes than either his fath
er or mother. He didn't know they
were already in the orchard, and had
crept stealthily down stairs so as not
to awaken them He saw the cows
coming up from the orchard, and drove
them out. After fastening the gate
he looked in the direction of the or
chard and saw two white robed, spirit
looking objects coming up along the
fence. The young man is no coward,
but is considerable of a base-ball play
er. Picking up a heavy stone, he
threw it at the apparitions. The mis
sile whizzed between the heads of his
parents, and the rapidity with which
they sought the protection of a con
venient fence corner was highly
amusing to the son. The young
man saw some fun ahead, and be
rained stones into that fence corner
until the fond parents were compelled
to beat a hasty, ignominious, and un
dignified retreat. The son was sur
prised and alarmed when he discover
ed that he had kept bis parents half an
hour in a fence corner while bo amus
ed himself stoning them. Nobody
took cold. •
Jenny Lind's Funeral.
LONDON, NOV. 3. —Jenny Lind's
funeral will occur next Saturday af
ternoon at Malvern -and her burial
place will be in its churchyard, ac
cording to her desire expra3Bed long
ago. I called this morning at Mr.
Otto Goldschmidt'B town house, 1
Moreton Gardens, South Kensington,
for particulars, and was received by
the old house-keeper who had been in
Jenny Lind's service forty years and
was her uaaid in America aod Lon
don. Her sadness was touching, and j
she plaintively dwelt upon her old J
mistress, not as a celebrity, but sim
ply as a benefactress. She had just
received a letter from Mr Gold
schmidt directing her to show hospi
tality to several German friends, en
route to Malvern. Th« letter asked
her to send thither the myrtle tree,
which, according to German custom,
Mrs. Goldschmidt received and plant
ed in a large box on her wedding day,
which she in t ended to have woven
into a funeral wreath and buried with
her. It was shown me, a shrub four
feet high, thickly and delicately leav
ed, and had evidently been carefully
I nurtured. The German superstition
is that when the marriage is a happy
the wedding-day myrtle thrives
The salver in the hallway already
contained a heap of cards of condo
All a Humbug.
"It's all humbug to talk to me of
the beni fits of advertising," said the
sour-looking man. "I 6pent $175
last year in advertising, and I was
closed out by the Sheriff in January,
i The money was wasted, sir; every
cent of it. Advertising is no good."
"What papers did you advertise
"What papers? Thunder ! I didn't
use any papers. I had my advertise
ments painted on fence boards."
"Ob! I see."
—See to it that Laxador the "gold
en" remedy for all stomachic disor
ders is always in the house. Sold by
all druggists for 25 cents a package.
There is uotbiug in the world mora
beautiful than a fine healthy baby.
Keep it so by uj-ing Dr. Bull's Baby
( Syrup. Pritfe 25 L'euttf 9 bottle. j
j Millionaire And Barefoot Boy
| Tit eveuiug, aod the round, rod ma sinks
slowly in the west,
I The doweis fold their petals ap, the birds fly
to their oest,
; The crickets chirrup in the grass, the bat* flit
to aod fro, \
And tinkle taakle up the laie the lowering
I And the rich man from his carriage looks cm
tht*m as they cow—
, Looks on them and the Barefoot Boy who
drives the cattle home.
|"I wish," the boy says to himself—"l wish
that I wtre he !"
I And yet, upou m ifnrer thought, "I do not—
no sirree !
Not for all the gold his coffers hold would I
be thut old duffer there,
With a liver pad and a gouty toe, and scarce
a single hair;
i To have a wife with a Roman nose, and tear
lest a panic come—
Fsr better be the Barefoot Boy that drives
the cattle home."
And the rich man mariners to himself:
"Would I give all my pelf
To change my lot with yonder boy ? Not if
I know myself!
Over the field that's lull of ants and chill
with dew to go,
With a stone bruise upon either heel and a
splinter in my toe !
o'n, I'd rather sail my yacht a year across the
Than be oue day the Barefoot Boy that drivea
the cattle home."
The Drummer's Best Girl.
Detroit Free Press.]
He hurried up to the office as soon
as ho entered the hotel, and without
waiting to register, inquired eagerly:
"Any letter for me ?"
The clerk sorted over a package
with the negligent attention that
comes of practice, then flipped one—
a very email one—on the counter.
The traveling man took it with a
curious smile that twisted his pleas
ant looking face into a mask of expec
He smiled more as be read it.
Then, oblivious of other travelers
who jostled him, he laid it tenderly
against his lips and actually kissed it.
A loud guffaw startled him.
"Now, look here, old fellow," said
a loud voice, "that won't do, yoa
know Too spiony for anything.
Confess, now, your wife didn't write
"No, she didn't," said the travel
ing man with an amazed look, as if
be would like to chaugo the subject.
"That letter is from my best girl."
The admission was so unexpected
that the trio of friends who had
caught bim said no more until after
they had eaten a good dinner and
were seated together in a chum's
Then they began to badger him.
"It's no use, you've got to read it
to us, Dick." said one of them; "we
want to know all about your best
"So you shall," said Dick, with
great coolness; I will give you the
letter and you can read it yourselves.
There it is," and he laid it open on
"I guess not," said the one who
had been loudest in demanding it;
"we like to chaff a little, but I hope
we are gentlemen, The young lady
would hardly care to have her letter
read by this crowd," and he looked
reproachfully at his friend."
"But I insist upon.it," was the an
swer. "There is nothing in it to be
ashamed ot—except the spelling; that
1 is a little shaky, I'll admit, but she
won't care in the least. Read it,
Hardy, and judge for yourself."
Thus urged, Hardy took up the
letter sbame-facedly enough and read
' it. There were only a tew words.
First he laughed, then swallowed
auspiciously, and as he finished it
' threw it on the table again and rub
bed the back of bis hand across his
' eyes as if troubled with dimness of
"Pshaw," ke said, "if I had a love
letter like that " and then he was
"Fair play !"cried one of the others
with an uneasy laugh.
"I'll read it to you, boys," said
their friend, seeing; tbey made no
move to take it, "and I think you'll
agree with me that it is a model love
And this was what he read:
Mi OWEN DEER PA PA —I sa mi
PRairs every nite and Wen 1 kisyure
Picture I ASK god to bless yoo
gOOd bi PaPa yure best gurl.
For a moment or two the company
remained silent, while the little letter
passed from hand to band, and you
would have Baid that every ene had
hay fever by the sniffling that was
heard. Then Hardy jumped to his
"Three cheers for Dolly, and three
cheers more for Dick's best girl,"
They were given with a will.
—The American Express Company
at Bradford, recently handled over
seven thousand bushels of chestnuts.
—A Georgia debating society dis
cussed the question: "Did Zeke
Slade's tobacco barn burn up or
down ?" It was decided that it did.
—Kalamazoo is shipping about
five freight cars full of celery every
week, besides about 50 tons daily by
—John Canfield went from Wis
consin into the woods of Michigan in
1850 and began business as a lumber
man. He is now worth $5,000,000.
Two thousand dollars were found
in a belt left behind by a tramp who
had been given a night's lodging
lately by a S*co (Me ) family. He
returned and claimed the money.
—Judge Paxson, of the Bupreme
Coort, in rendering a recent decision,
suid, "That a man who cannot or
does not read a newspaper is not
properly qualified to serve as a juror.
—The best tracing paper in the
world comes from Japan. There is
notbiug equal to it in the American
market It is close and solid in tex
ture, and is extremely thin and fine.
Lithographers are taking bold of it.
There is a grapevine growing in
the hammocks of Sawbatcbee Creek,
near Blakely, Ga., measuring twelve
inches in diameter and thirty-six in
circumference Those who have seen
the vine say it is the largest known.
Eastern capitalists, with a aapi
tal of $5,000,000 are lookiog for a site
to build immense steel tubular car
works and railroad supply manofac
tory a few miles southeast of Pitts
burg Fifteen taiodttdnwi will be