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TWir " M.t'-'f-» >iilndelphla
I <M I>HI ■ ' ••IVLJIK FIFU'L'VY <»I "FTM.
N. W. A/CII & BON, our •-'tiunud a«euta
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
LEGAL ADVi j
Estate of George Parker, dec'd. i
(LATE OF PAKKLK TWP.)
Letters testamentary on the estate of Geo.
Parker, dec'd, late of Parker twp, Butler Co., ;
Pa., having beeo granted to the nndi-rsitfued,
all persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will plesse incke loiuibdiate pay
uetit and any having claims agaiiic-t said es- .
tate will present them duly authenticated for
GEO. \V. PAKKEB, Oil City, Pa. > Ex>rs
JASE D. PAKKEB, Parker, Pa. J ' •
Notice Is hereby given that I will make appli
cation to the Court oi common Pleas of Butler
Co on the t:rst Monday of March Term.
iv«. formv rtnul discharge under the Insolvent
law s. of the State of Pennsylvania. tin.- court
having fixed said date for a ttnal hearing'of the
cast. srti\* Al* i •
Dec. 5, 'fc7.-3t.pr.
The regular Annual meeting of tlic Fanners' ,
and Breeders' 1.1 V- Stock lubitrauce Assocla- |
tton of the L", 5, Will be held at their office, !
No . 05 South Main street. Butler. Pa.. on lues- ,
dav. Jan 21. lws, at 10 o'clock a m., lor the pur- ;
pose of electing a Board of Directors to sen. e
lor the ensuing year.
A. I>. WEIR- Pres.
•JOHN E. BVEBS, Sec.
Butler, Dec. ■>, IS*7.
The Annual Meeting of the Worth Mutual
Fire Insurance t 0.. to elect officers ror the en
suing vear. will he held in 1 . P. Church at
West i.itx rtv the vd Tuesday ol -lan, PWS, belnj
the loth day of the month.
\Y. K. TAYLOK, Sec.
The Farn-ers' Mutual lire Insurance Com
pany of llannthstown and vicinity will no.d
tli lr i/ei» o r;il meeting the housa "T LA.
Krausle'slielrßtn llannalistowii. ButierCo.. l a.,
on Saturday, tho lith day of January, A JJ
IFCGB. at one o'clock P.M. All MEMBERS arc in\l.-
ed to attend. !>• WALLET. Pres t.
lIRNRV 11RCK, Sec'y. lJ.J.tt.
Estate of Samuel Anderson,
LATE or CI.INTOK TWIV. dbc'D.
Letters testlnicntury or. tlie estate wf Siiau(;l
Anderson, deed. late ot Clinton twp. Butler
eoumv. Pa , having tieen granted to the under
signed, all persons knowing themselves intrbt
*-a to said estate will plaejw* nv-«ke iii;metliate
V. \merit, and any having claims a£auu»t said
estate will present tliem duly auttieiittcated tor
settlemeiiU A xi)lillSON, Ex x.
Riddles X Boads. Butler Co.. Fit.
Estate ofElien Kiskaddon.
(LITE OF AIAKOHEST TWP.
letters of adn> h .Mag I) • n piuted to
(be under signed on the esrate ol -.!:e,i .i;sa<.-
dvn lain oi Alleghen tp l>ut.e>\« o. la.o< cd.
all'persons knowing th.-m-'-B s m ute I tosaia
estate ill plc.-se man*? payment, and an>
claimsagain-.! sa.de-taie will pres' itf them duly
Witl.enti.-aKd srtllv A , lul - r .
Estate of Samuel MoClintock
LATE OF ALLEOHSST TWP., PiX'O.
Letters Of administration having en grant 1
ed to the undersigned on : he estate <>r aamoe-
Mc( lintock, deed, lute or All . ' J u'*
ler county. all persons knowing tliems'-.tes
Indebted to the above estate will pieuse jnake
immediate payment, and any iia-:i.g ( 'l.i.ius
against saia estate will present tLuni tluiy au
thentlcated tor settlement.
E. MCJCNKIV, .1 AMI..- 11. MCMAHAN, A ll" 1 -
Att'y. six Points, Butler Co., I'a.
The Annual 'Meeting of the Butler County
Mutual Fire Insurance Company wi I beheld .it
the oflice of til" Secretary in Butler on the See
ond Tuesday ..f January. 1n«. being Hie K-t.ii of
the month, between the hours ol 1 and _ l .51.,
lor the election of Directors for the ensuing
y «. ar < . KOKSSI>«i, President.
H. C. IIF.IXE.MAN, Secy.
Jury List for Jan. Term, 188 S.
List of Jurors draw n to serve in a special
erm of Court fommem Ing the 3rd Monday or
Jan. iffW, being the lGth (lay.
Ash Joseph, Foi-ward tt>, furm' r.
Aggas Svlvanus, C.-neord tp. f.inn -r.
At well Win. Marlon tp, ftr.n a".
Brown W P; Falrvlew w, producer.
BedlUlon Win. Middlesex tp, slioeiuak'jr.
Camp Dell O P, cherry tp. farmer.
Campbell arvev. Concord tp, farmer.
Colbert Win. Butler boro 2d precinct, laborer,
DurnbacU F S. Forward tp. farmer.
Dodds Jas O. ITospect boro. lunner.
uennv Arthers. <'lcarflelil lp. farmer.
Detrli.k Jones. Forward tp, faiaier.
Dlndlnrer Wm. Zellenople, inercli int.
Uythe Frank, Centervilic, boarding houne.
Hemming < iiarles. Wlntleld tp. rainier.
Fredrick (lotlelb. summit tj). farmer.
(Jllchrlst James. Cherry H, farmer.
Darting John, Butler tp. farmer.
He mholt John K, Saxotiburg. raerchant.
Illtc K A, Petrolia. superlnteiidant.
Dines Kdward. Brady tp, farmer.
K\!e Thompson Jr. M"rcer tp. farmer.
Knouse Anuraw, summit tp, farmer.
Krug Henrv. Butler boro Ist w, butcher.
Kingsbury V o. Centervtlle, merchant.
Logan Erastus. Penn tp. farmer.
VHller I) C, centre tp. farmer.
Murphy John. Buffalo tp. fanner.
Mahoo-' H W. Washington s. blaclcsmltli.
Mct'all Josiah, Franklin tp. farm r.
McGlauglilln DennLson. Clearfield tp. farmer.
McNees Munsen Brady tp. farmer.
McCallen Abner. cherry tp. farmer.
Norris Robert B, ('lluton tp, farmer.
Patterson Hufus. Claj tp, former.
Pun 11nee Thompson. Con:.oa s. farmer.
KceSEing P. Butler boro al w. undertaker.
Itobb .) N. Oakland tp. farmer
Italstfjn Frank, gllpperyroek tp. farmer.
Smith John It Brany lp farmer.
Stewart David Baidrldge. boarding liouso
Sutton Frank Donegal tp. contractor.
H;iroull K<lwurd Marlon tp. miller.
Seaton Samuel M' Marrion tp farmer,
Spear : any, Marlon tp. faimer.
Stoops Steven. Allegheny tp, (armor,
Turk John. Marlon tp. farmer.
Yeiinel Joseph, Donegal tp. farmer.
Wilson James. Middlesex tp, farmer.
Wagoner tii'iiry, Bu'lor boro 2<l -.v. tanner.
Welgaiid l'red, •• Ist w. jeweler.
Welgend (itorge. Wlnfield tp. firmer.
Walker Samuel, Butler born /u w. gent.
Zenni r ivlmond, Zeltenoplo, u :d«! taker.
ON EVERY CASE.* I^"
Vour attf nthiH isca'led to the store of W. K.
Ralston, the Jeweler No, C<;. South Main street
where you will find a choice selection ol
W iti-hes. clocks and Jewelry of every descrip
tion. Watch and Clock repairing a specialty,
W. E. RALSTON,
No. »!, South Main street,
In all the latest Novelties, French Fell
Bi!k Haf. Figured Glanse and Watered
I'luhes, Velvets and .Silks
The New Wide Ribbons, Cornets, Sh<>ui
dtr Brace*, I'atti i»hirl Bund*, Himlerv an<i
Suspenders, Toilet Powderw, Washes, Kougi
and Cosmetics, "Letia I'etli" and "Sybei'i
[ Dress Linings, Findings, Fur Trimmings
. Newest Styles in Uantrs, Hair Goods anil
t Crimpers, Children's Knit and Plush Cap-
I and Hoods, Toboggans, Siik Handkerchief!
' and Mulilers.
' MISS M, H, GILKEY,
[ BUTLER, - PA
A.fter ell others foil c-neult
•i2O N. 16thSt., belowCallowhill, Phila., Pa
10 years experience in all HPEt'IA L a*et. P«f
nancmly restore* those weakened by early inrilsrre
nona.&c. Callorwrite. Advice free and strictly con
» I'ientiaft. Aimurs ;n a. till ?,anrl 7to 10 evenings
•(illrrji, J(rfcivii<,'-»r' , ':'J!ri-J. i'fiiita.icnt im. irton
IHY A OliOM., 1» l/»r-ia*l'i..!J Y.
! The Peonle's Great ■
14, mi mil tit 1,
! We annouuee to the people far and wide that
we will exhibit cur eoilossal agifrejailon of
' »t.'rt!lajf wonders, to secure which all pem «f
th- 1 earth—Europe, A-la. and portions or the I"
s. huve searched, and such inassivgatlon
as has never been been since the day Noah enter
ed the Ark. The mljjhty Elephant.the sr.eat PJil
n.jceros, ti.»* Illppopottomas.the Chlmpanzle.the
1 tongue out, the ifreate.it wonders of the
j age will excite no woaic-r wnen compared with
; the multitude ol monster attractions on e.;Ulbl
i t ion at our threat moral Circus au,l Menagerie,
j The roars and howls of the would-be competi
tor \ r !.o Apes the methods, but i rles down the
j attractions of our own and ouly Greatest Show
: 011 earth will lie drowned lu the Joyful ae-'l im
■ atlonsota iK-llgrhted populace. Itemember this
| great show possesses no objectionable features
and Is the delight c.l the cultured and resned. i
We show under one canopy four great shows.
Ihe Largest Stock—Greatest variety—Best
Goods and styles—Lowest Prices. We have se
cured a magnificent Brass Band which will be
a prominent feature of our great show. '(rings
with a seperate and continuous performance
being enacted In each ring.
NEW AND NOVEL
attractions, n Jolly clowns. The greatest llv- :
! lng. walking, breathing, talking curiosities of
tilt* iiiuunv Phellows—sure to s«'ll you
and all the peopW laitgli wheu they see the bar
eairm they offer, other and greater attractions
greet the'rielighted eye on every side— the Pro
prlet'ir and Managers swinging 111 the riving
trail-att.n-he.U to the st piuacle <»f suc
cess, give such exhibitions of nerve and daring
in Mweepmi; reductions, K 1 'r/emis displays aim
wondt rful oaigains as to cail forth the piaudtts
of the most prii.b lit ami eix>nomieal. Ine inan
' auei«» lit beg leave to :in!ionu>*e that in th' ir un
' tiring zeal in the j,>-arcli tor the rare and curious,
astonishing results have always followed and
we ' p-u fur your inspection a eoilos
sal coilH-tiou ol bright and new Fall ;
Sty.'-s in Mens' Bovs' and CluMrens
Ciothing, Hats, Cai«i l uderwear. Shirts,
('till: i«. < nil's. Tl-s. Hosiery. Hatidker
chiels.MnDk-rs. (iloves, .Milieus. I'iubrcl
las. iraiikii. Valises, s.itc-tiels Straps,
Brushes. Combs, Jewelry, Corset" ,ler- ]
sevs Sco. kings with a l iii line of Notions, &c,
| Big bargains all larough the show.
Song by the Clown : -
Men and >outh and boys and all,
SlK.lt and So'ld, l'-aii Mid tall.
WHO netd •> suit <•! c1..11i-s this fall,
We do Invite you now to call
I or we are lolling on tin; ball.
And you are sure to make a haul.
Whatever you purchase, gr'*at or small.
Song 2-.—"What are the wild wavefcsaying."
Buy vour''iolhing and Furnishing goods of
I). A HECK.
Song 3:—"Her bright smile haunts me still."
The smile of sal istaciion that beamed from
the face of the Inly who <!ressed lier little
boy in one oi Heck's irreslsta'ole suits.
If you want to save money and increase your
pile droppin and C HECK, and lie'll make you
He possesses the power to spread happiness
And his store is the place where bargains are
lioors open at iA. M. Close at 8 R. M. Ad
niittance. Cents Free, Ladies and Children half
price. Itemember ihe place.
3D. A. HECK'S,
No. 11, North Main St., Dairy's IU(H-k,
BUTLER, - PA.
Organs! Organs! Organs!
The Dyer & Hugh's leads,
them all, 35.000 in actual u>e.
The following are a few of
the many u-ing this organ in
Hutler county: Wm. Sarver,
Sarversvillc; .las. Dougherty,
Donegal; D. Lnrdin, Baldridge;
I. Thorn, 'i horn Creek; Jacob
Shoup, Thorn Creek; B;iptist
Church, Butler; Presbyterian
Church, M iddycreek; ht. John
Church, Hallston Station.
These all recommend the
Dyer & Hugh's Organ highly.
I have contracted to sell a
hundred ol these organs during
1888, and will ofler them at
greatly reduced prices, organs
iroin $4 7to S3OO. Come to
Butler and take one of them
home oil trial.
A Ail! line of violins.guitars,
ba-'jo -s, horns and all musical
* instruments. l*on t forget
the name and place
ALI X WILLIAMS.
Next to Uerg & Cypher's lmrd
i ware Mo.e, Butler, I'a.
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f/ > 'C-p.
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bfe' jy'j j t' Ij''' •; ■ '■*' ! i." » ll ':i
} f o ! y ar * y i i illa r /
JAi)lfiS D. Hol« Agcutf
i<J3 CHAIIUEE-'i ST., NEW YOlifcL
FOR RALE BY
J. C. ItEDICK, Druggist,
J. 11. DOUGLASS,
'' —DEALKtt IN
:: OF ALL KINDS,
Books and Periodicals,
d - ANI) "
Eagle Building, Main St.,
L BUTLER, - -
[ OA L E S M EAT
* ll WANTED I \
, r '. * —/ lo can\;i.«j% fur tlie Kiile of Nur "
- Kory s-Niok : stc,: iv employment tii-i-i'-"iU'''J.
SVLAUV AM) EXPINSI N FAJO, Apply ut
. one* statiiiif ;tgf. (lU-l»*r to tUU paper.)
th-ise Brothers Cc.,
i. iu tho CiriKEN.
r —Pi LIS— # .
are aquicf(\ , % %
peasant,safe _ :
and sure . ,-^y
Cure for dls- ... > . y' ,: V
Ordered • c-r y - <.v
ia ? const/pztton, nerVcuS
or general ct'ebi l : V, headache
lass i fade , di s e s»ses c
Sic. A'eafK.' butwb 'CCforSO*.
/jfnlobhoroiVrvedies are sold by
'a'f drucqistsA Sena ocsrirs toi
-Ihc beautiful trclcredtfu rc,Jte
/•\OO7ishG p-i./ithicpkoroiCoHZV/& : iSIMM'
Nasal Passat -H^
es, Alia y • R^rrvEß^'S
pain and In- L5 AYFI g'M
flammati on y
the Senses o I
Taste an c m&A& Ss - -^' o IJ.SA.)
Try the cure tlj's CBcm Balm,
\ particle is applied into each nostril atid is '
agreeiiiile Price 50 cents at Drupuists ;b\ mail, j
registered. 60 eis. Circulars free, El.l BROS,
235 Greenwich St. New York.
..Tr*r*~.»r*rwr» «*• * r* ****** j
SHARP -' -i'-TtK
- - - - 1 i-7 - h ill tiio
Ct" A S -«• liictsur-e, Sw lien Joints,
"M I all ll : I •% Ere Mu.' I.
Pain in the Chc-st, and ail and aches either iocid c,r
rt«n«nnlrir—«' d S 3 - ' J
tt-e well-lmowii Ht> Pt-"-'' r '.'ompoTtndod. as it ia, of
tba mcdielnal viitauiof t ro-ih li ps. Cants, Dalfamsand
Krtnc'M, it is indewl p un-k!:linr. M-at ilaiia*.
».)Othins and BU-enctli «"»if P-'roua ever made.
nop Plotters ar • s id '. y all (hugglsts and country Korea
S3 cents orflTofor £1 W. I B 1
Mailed t n rsccipt of ™
# 0 # # ****«*♦_***# *
toNsruc-, >.: • r> t 1, -oar v. >ranch and liver
fnred al "'
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertainiue to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manlier
Specialties :—(lold l-'illli'gs. Ptid Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air iidininistered.
Oltee on 4( fferxtn Street, one door East ol Lowrj
House, I'p Stairs.
Office open dally, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mat 1 receive
If. 15.—The ouly Dentist in Butler using the
best makes of teeth.
JOHN E. BYERS,
PHYSICIAN ANI> SURGEON
Office Xo. r," South Main Street,
HUTLER, - PA.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 10 West ("uDiiiijphcni St.,
DEW TTST'R .
0 1J WALhROX. (trailuate of the l'hila
. I\. ill Ipliin Cental Col!e KO , is prepared
todo aiij-thiiiK lit the line of his profession in a
Oflice on Main street, Butler, I uioii Block
J. ». LCSK, M.D ,
Has removed frim Harmony to Butler and has
bis office at No. 9, Main St., three doors below
Lotvry House. apr-30-tf.
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
BUTLKII, - - PA
Near New Couit House formerly Donaldson
House—good accommodations for travelers,
'jooil stabling connected. . .
[4-9-VG lyl II KITENMLLLKU. Prop r.
A J FRANK k CO,
A NI> CHEMICALS,
FANCY AN-n TOI I.h i AK i lt.Ks,
SPONGES Bitl'SflES, i'EKFL'MEKY. Ac.
crr~ Physicians' Prescriptions carefully
45 S Main Street, Butler, Pa.
L & McJiJxTm,
Insurauce and Krai Estate Ag't.
17 EAST JEFFEIWON ST.
BUTLER, - PA.
»irrs L'P n/iiiMTA'
*>U I i JCJ it T/I IN T. ?
fe'iituai Tire JnsL'ranct i'-i
OfTiceCor. & C'inniri^hamS:-.
). C. ROEHSINU, PBKSIDENT.
•V -i. CAMi'BKiJj, i it: Aa l Kin
'1 (.' IliiillKM AN, Shs;lii-.TAf:\
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.1. I. Purvis, K;s:niiel Anderson,
Willi'.in Campbell .1. W. linrkliMt,
A. Ttoutlo in. Hinder in Oliver,
. lioe- .lames Mepht-nsoii,
Dr. W. 1: \ in. N. Weil/.- I,
J. F. Taylor. H. C llelnemau,
LOYAL M'JUKKIN, Gen, Atr't.
f3T7TL.HR , TP /v.
T. W. TAIT, Prop'r.
New Hotel and lt"Btaurant on the lilamond,
Mr. T W. Tall has relltled and furnished the
Brady House, and is now pr< pared to aecotniuo
dat'i the pnlillc.
His Bestaurunt. in connection with the hotel
will oe open day aud iii«ht The tables will h
furnished with the market affords,
FRESH GAME AND OYSTERS
Your patronage respect fully solicited.
CO A'l S, GLOVKS,
SUSP KM) Kits,
UM BR KLLAS. SHIRTS,
CAPS, FOR MhN
All at niojst responsible prices.
JOHN T. KELLY,
JC3 S., M»iin fct., (mit door to v.]
8' TL' R. P\ . FRIDAY. JANUARY 6. ISSS
How Easy. It Is.
| How easy It is to spoU a day!
| The thoughtless words of cherished friends, '
The selfish a/.'t o* a chllJ »t i>lay.
The strength oi a will that win not bend.
The slight of comrade, the scorn of foe,
The smile that Is full of bitter things—
' They an can tarnish Its gohleu glow
j And take the grace from Its airy wings.
How easy it Is spoil a day
By the force of a thought we did not cheek.
Little by little we mould the clay.
And little flaws may the vessel wreck.
The cr.reless waste of a white-winged hour.
That held the blessing we long had sought,
| The sudden loss of wealth or power—
| And lo the day is with ill Inwrought,
How easy It is to spoil a life—
And many are spoiled ere well begun—
In some life darkened by sin and strife;
i Or downward course of a cherished ono.
! By toil that robs the form of its grace
: And undermines till health give way;
By the peevish temper, the frowning face,
The hopes that go and cares that stay.
A day Is too long to be spent In vain,
Some good should come as the hours go by—
Some tangled maze may be made more plain,
Soma lowered glance may he raised 'on high,
And lift Is too short to spoil like this.
!f onjy a prelude it may be sweet;
Lc-t us bind together Its thread of bliss
And nourish the tlowers around our feet.
How Can We Best Secure the
Co-operation of Parents ? j
j l>y Miss Mattie Anderson of Adams I
! twp.,an(3 read by her at tbe TeHchers' lusti- j
! tnte, Butler, Pa. Dec. 26-30, 1887.
j The teachera and County Superin- '
' tendent should always work together, j
! The patrons should assist the teacher,
j In no other way can the free schools
I accomplish the work expected of them,
flow can this co-operation be brought
! The first and most important thing
in the school room is a eood teacher.
Tbe teacher is the life of the school.
Go< d teachers will succeed under al
most any circumstances. The secret
of success is enthusiasm
! Every teacher should have faith in
' his work. He has a right to believe
that be is doing much for humanity.
The lifeless teacher always does me
chanical work; the true teacher will
; never complain of hi* work being
. monotonous; each day he fiud some
thing to interest him It is not well
for a teacher to talk about being busy
when there is some work to be done
that will promote tbe interest of his
Genius is the ability to do much
work. Great minds never complain
about the trivial affairs of life. We
need more devotion—more ambition
in the school room But very few
teachera injure themselves by over
work It is only tbe careless and in
different that are always so busy.
When your school goes wrong do not
complain. Fault finding never yet
accomplished any po.id. More earn
est work on the part of tbe teacher
removes many of the difficulties from
the school room. It is not the part
of a wise teacher to find fault with
his pupils. Tbe be6t results are ob
tained when all co-operate. A fault
finding ppirit will do much to weaken
tbe influence of the teacher. Little
evils can be over looked without in
juring the success of the school. At
tbe foundation of all instructions is
this principle: "To train up a child in
the way he should go, you must
walk in it yourself." You must ever
ba ever be exemplers as well as
teachers. To make others true, you
must be true yourself; to make others
wise, you must be wise. If you
preach temperance and practice drunk
enness, no one will heed you There
are two classes of teachers that I ob
One class is pedantic, pompous,
self-contained, magisterial When he
stands before children he fills them
with awe, instead of playing on their
heart-strings by the mighty power of
love Such teaching has few resulta
The child looks up with awe. The
little delicate tendrils of his infant
mind cannot reneh up and grasp in
struction from such a teacher, Tbe
second class of teachera t rings sun
shine into ihe schoolroom. Child
ren turn to them as flowers to the
light. There is .an atmosphere of
sunshine around ruch a teacher
His own light attracts all to him lor
their good and growth You say to
your scholars in the morning: "Chil
dren, there is a great deal to be done
to day; yuu have got to work very
' hard, and I don't want to see one
idler " How their spirits drop; the
old storv of the discontented pendu
lum is as nothing to the herculean
ta.sk they have before them. And
then after that, fry your very best,
! you will be utterly disappointed al
the little »CC' mplisbed But say
nothing of the kind to them; simply
' go on from one thing to another, mak
| ing light of this and having a talk on
j thut., interspersing with the "play"
hinted at, and your success in the
line indicated ia assured They will
go home at liight buoyant over the
huppy day they have hud. If you
want to make a boy houeat trust
him. Let a boy kuow you suspicion
him uud he will deceive you if he
can. No oue likes to be watched
Trccbers seldom make a mistake by
placing too much confidence in their
pupils. But few men are mean
enough to destroy the confidence
others have placed in them. Let a
boy know that you expect him to do
right, and you appeal to hia better
' nature. Teachera who have no con
fidence in their pupila, and remove
their booka when they hold an exam
-8 inatien usually complain of the re
sults Those who wish to copy can
1 alwaya find opportunities for doing
so. My experience has been that it
> is best to regard all persons aa hon
est until they have been proven
guilty, Tbe average young peraon
will not abuse the confidence placed
in him by endeavoring to secure a
higher per cent than he deaerves.
We should train for life, not for
school. In all things tbe teacher
should endeavor to develop the no
blest traits of character. If be sus
picions his pupils they, in turn, will
have no confidence in their class
mates Train the boya and girls to
be honest, not because it is a good
policy, but because it is right.
Much depends upon a correct be
ginning A mistake made the first
day is seldom corrected. The best
work is accomplished when teachers
and pupils work together. A pleas
ant school house makea school gov
ernment an easy task. It is almost
impossible for the average boy to do
good work in an old dilapidated
school house. Every thing suggests
to eyil or mischief. The old sctvrred
desks arc a temptation even to a jack
knife. Boys do not injure good desks
and seldom mark on a neat wall If
you want boys to be good make the
school room pleasant. The teacher
i is not expected to purchase decks and
1 furniture. Decorate tbe walla Have
.) ' the pupils help in tW Wotlf. WfcuH
I they help to make they will not j
thoughtlessly destroy. In almost j
| every community a few pictures cau !
be obtained to hang on tho walls of
your school room. Unbleached mus
lin will answer for window curtains
Polish the stove, sweep the cobwebs
Irom the walls and ceiiin?, and then
keep the house cleau. Dou't think it
won't pay. Try it. It your school
room is dingy and dirty it should be
! ornamented for a still greater reason.
; A little s >ap and water ap lied to tho
desks and floor would ad i much to
the appearance of ma;iy r school
But the principal thing iu a school
| loom is a plea-ant teacher. It mat
| ters not how comfortable the room
. may be. if the teacher is cross and
j fretful ..he school will not be attrac
tive. Do what is right; gain the re
spect of the pupils then we will have
the parents to co-operate with us in
the great work of teaching
HOW TO DEAL WITH PARENTS
Says Josh Billings. "When a
man kums to me for advice, I find
out the kind uv advice he wants, and ;
j I give it tu him; this satisfies him
; that be and I are 2 az smart men az
i there is living "
Teachers who have trouble with
I their patrons might loam wisdom j
! from the quaint proverb of Josh Bil j
j lings quoted above. Is any person j
who never taught school and knows ,
j nothing of the principles of teaching j
likely to give advice to the teacher ? j
There are usually in every sub-dis
trict one or two men who know more I
about teaching than any teacher in
When such persons come to the
teacher with the advice it is well to
listen attentively When tbe teacher
can consistently do so he should com
mend their suggestions. Even if be
cannot heed their advice it will do no
harm to listen.
A little judgement on the part ot
the teacher will do much to allay ill
feeling aud even opposition among
Not that be should even sacrifice
principle for the sake of popularity.
Only cowards would do that. It is
possible however to refuse a request
without offending any one.
Kesp'>ct must be paid to all. Fre
quently parents who have called upon
the tea'-her to complain have gone
away to commend hia work It is
no humiliation for a teacher to hear
the suggestions of others, and even
follow them when they are good. If
you know what a man wants you to
do, do it if you can do so consistent
The Wool Mens' Protest.
At the recent conference of the
wool growers and wool dealers of the
United States, which was held at
Washington, D C., under the Call
issued by the president of the Nation
al Association of v .\ 00l Growers, the
following address to the country was
"The wool dealers aud wool grow
ers of tbe United States, representing
a capital of over $500,000 000 aud a
constituency of over a million wool
growers and wool dealers, having
read tbe first annual message of the
President to tbe Fiftieth Congress,
decclare3 that the sentiments of tho
messwge are a direct attack upon
i their industry, one of the most impor
tant of tbe country, and in positive
violation of the national Democratic
plttform, 1884, as intirpreted by
the party leaders and accepted
by the rank and file of the party;
that tbe argument made by the Pres
ident for the removal of our protec
tion agaiust foreign competition is
the old one repeatedly made by the
r enemies of our industrial progress
and so cffectiyely answered in nearly
i every school distrilct of our land, aud
, so thoroughly disproved by the logic
• of facts and the demonstrations of
i experience and history as to need no
• answer from us. We acknowledge
■ that our "small holdings," our scat
s tered and unorganized condition,
f makes us the easy prey of the Free
trader, but we have a right to expect
• something different from the Chief
> Executive of the nation at once the
■ most happy, prosperous and content
i ed of any of tbe world, made so by
a policy of Protection and develop
s ment, which he now seeks to destroy.
• We had a right to expect our Presi
dent would favor the wool growers of
i the United States, and confess our
I deep disappointment that instead he
favors the interests of our foreign
"Justly alarmed at his position we
make an appeal from his recoiniuend
- ations to the people, to all the people,
i to the seveu and three-fourth millions
' of our fellow citizens engaged in agri
( culture, to the millions engaged iu
manufacturing, to the army of wage
i earm rs whose wages are maintained
i by the Protective syatem; to the
; tradesmen and merchants, whose
i prosperity depends upon ours, confi
dent that their judgment and decision
wiil be be based upon justice and pa
■ triotism, and therefore for the main
• tenance of the American policy of
i Protection to whi h the country is
indebted for its unexampled develop
> ment and prosperity.
» "To demonstate the injustice of
r the President's policy and the fallacy
- of the remedy he proposes for the re
t duction of the surplus, we point to the
■ fact that if tho whole amount of the
- revenue derived from wool was abol
ished it would reduce the surplus on
j ly about $5 000,000, or less than ten
t cents per capita of the popula
• tion, which is paid by foreigners,
i while the old war taxes he r.-cotn•
i mends retained yield over sll9 000.
1 000 and are a direct tax per capita of
i $2 each, aud are what make up the
great hulk of the surplus of $140,000
• 000 aud which foster a most danger
r ous monopoly.
"We would further add tho foliow
■ ing statistics in regard to the wool
1 industry: The annual revenue de
- rived from imports of wool
» under the tariff of 18(>7
1 was less than $1,700,000. Under the
reduced tariff of 1883 the revenue last
- year was over $5,000,000 The nuni
t ber of sheep in the country in 1884
t was, 50,«2f..fi26;in 1887,44.759.324,
• a decrease of nearly f1,000,000 and a
- diminution of the annual wool pro
- duct of over 35,000,000 pounds,thus
t showing that reducing the tarill by
) I the act of 1883 has increased the rev
i 1 enue from imported wools and dimiu
s j ished the number of sheep in the I n-
I ited .States about 12 per cent and the
• annual product in the same propor
• tion. The policy w»uld
f hrinj; about the destruction of this in
-3 dustrv, and the same policy of reduc
r tion or abolition of the tariff would
1 end iu disaster to all the other indus
-3 trial productive enterprises of the
t f country."
Abolishing Santa Claus.
This age grows daily mire practi
cal and prosaic Now it is proposed
to do away with the children's saint,
\\ Lo gets more prayers than aay
other iu the calendar; to take all the
poetry out of the night before Christ
mas, and the stockings hang at the
chimney, and the rush of the children
in the dim light of the morning to
pee what Santa Clans has left behind
him besides the sound of his sleigh
bells which the little folks, with their
glowing imaginations, almost beleive
they could hear. The good old stunt,
who has done more to diffuse the
warmth of kindly feeling throughout
the human family than al! the others
oa the list, it is to be stricken off,
strange to say, oa moral grounds.
Babyhood, an interesting little maga
zine demoted to the welfare of infants
and very young childreu, has been
I having a tiny ' symposium" on this
J subject, to which parents and pastor*
have been contributing. "A P. C
Jamaica Plain, Mass ~is '"surprised
; that excellent parents, who intend to
he perfectly truthful and to teach
their children to ba so. will yet tell
I the most deliberate falsehoods iu re
' gard to Santa Claus." When the
i children learn this "must not their
| moral nature suffer some injury at
! the discovery?" "C. B, M Can
! ton, 111., decided long before her Grst
| baby was old enough to be told aay
j thing about Santa Claus, to tell her
I the truth. Her two little ones,nearly
| two and four years old last Cbrist
| mas, enjoyed their presents and the
day just as much when they under
stood who Santa Claus was. She
was even careful to tell them that the
old mau in the Sunday-school is
"made up" to please little folks.
• Alaterfamilias." New York, thiuks
that to "keep up such a delusion iu
larger children there must be many
'white lies told," and that when they
hud out the deception the children
"will never have the perfect confi
dence in anything that their parents
tell them that they had before." She
thinks there is a happy medium be
tween doing this auii giviug up
Santa Claus entirely. Wh u Decem
ber comes she tells tbern etoiies in
the half hour before bedtime about a
make believe man named JSauta Claus
But one of the most emphatic op
ponents of Santa Claus is Dr. Johu
Llall, who says:
"I do not think there is any need
for a long statement as to the wisdom
of telling littie children lies about
Santa Claus or any other saiat. Lies
never do good The danger is that
when the little children find out the
lies—as of course they do in time—
they will be tempted to class with
them the religious truths which they
are taught. True, the lies about
Santa Claus and the like may give
them temporary pleasure; but enj >y
ment bought through lies is "gold
bought too dear," if indeed it can be
Santa Claus is corrupting the little
children of the country. Now the
warm spple red would deepen in his
cheek if he could hear this accusation,
and from a man he admires so much
as he does I)P. Hall, too. What! he
do anything to diaiinish the respect
of the children for truth and honor?
If any thing could destroy the cheer
ful equanimity of Santa Claus.it
would be such a charge as that; and
you can almost imagine him go lar
losing control of himself a< to give
Dasher and Praucer a real cut with
the whip, something that has not oc
curred before in centuries, and causes
Dunder and Blitzeo, who are a* gen
tle as their names are terrible, to
wonder what has got into their kind
hearted master. But he doesn't lack
for defenders. The chief of them is
llev. Dr. YVm. M. Taylor, who comes
to the aid of the old saint in this pos
"1 cannot see that any harm is
done by the references to and repre
sentations of Santa Claus at Christ
mas. In the Suuday school of the
Bethany Church, which is supported
by the Broadway Tabernacle and does
its work in Teuth-ave , we have bad
Sauta Claus every year since I have
been in the country,and, so far as I
have been able to discover, with no
detriment to the truthfulness or truth
lovingness of the scholars. The pur
ism which would rule that out of all
Christmas celebrations would deprive
the nursery of all such ' classics" as
"Jack and the Bean Stalk " Jack the
Uiant Killer," "Gulliver's Travels,"
and the like; would overlay entirely
the youthful imagination; would put
an end to all childish playing at this
or that; and would, iu a word, make
it all only very dull prose. lam not
sure but that, fairly carried out, it
would taboo all the literature of im
agination, and destroy everything in
the shape of a book that is not literal
fact. Perhaps your correspondent
has not sufficiently pondered the dis
tinction between truth and face, and
has failed to perceive that a thing
may be true without being fact. The
proper antithesis to fact is fiction,and
fiction may teach a deep truth, Santa
Claus is a fiction; hut the truth be
neath that fiction, which sooner or
later comes to the surfaces, is love
the love of parents for children, teach
ers for scholars, and Christians for
each other; and probably in the end
that truth is more effectively taught
became of the impression made by
Santa Claus in the beginning— Ex.
Value of a Hobby.
If we evar became vindictive to
ward a fellow man, and desired to
punish him, we would deprive him of
his bobby; without that, he would be
lonesome in a crowd, and crowed iu a
wilderness, and would seek what he
had lost and find it not. The busi
ness man with a hobby that he rides
is a hippy man; but it the hobby
rides him, the business will suffer
sooner or later The man without a
bobbv will be fouud in the club room,
the billiard room, or card room. The
hobbyist with his loft of pigeons, his
bird skins or eggs, bugs or beetles,
takes more substantial happiness than
all the members of the highest toned
club iu a city combined. Besides
; that, home and Dame Nature is all
j the world to him and all the heaven
! he ever aspires to Wadn\ Fibre.
A history of 'he whipping-post
will probablv ba issued under the
j title of "(Jalied Back."
—A German excursionist has just
completed a tour around the world,
starting from Berlin. The voyage
took him 185 davs and his expense*
amounted to SIBO, ora little less than
$1 a day He saya that the tour can
) be done for leaa but not Comfortably,
Flea l * love dirt, and ia it tb» y fl.mr- j
ish and multiply most abundautly.
But in spite o( St. Dominic's curse
and their unclean haunts, they <\;e in
teresting little fellows. L"t us put
one under the microscope. It seems
to be clothed iu an p.rmor formed of
brown overlapping plates, that are so
exceedingly tough as to be almost in
destructible Its head is <
and vcrv thin, and it has a single eye
upon each side This eye is black,
and the rays of light scintillate with
in it hke sparks of fire. Puget man
aged to look through one of these
e\es, and he found that it diminished '
objects ia size, while it multiplied i
them in number—a man appearing j
like an army of fairies, aud the Aims i
of a caudle b a th >u-uad tiny j
stars. From ihj shape of its head,
and for other reasons, the fl?a is sup
posed to use only one eye at a time.
The offensive weapon of the flea is
composed of two palpi, or feelers, two
piercers, and a tongue. When it feeds [
it stands erect, thrusting this sucker
iuto the flesh, and it will eat without
intermission uutil disturbed, fo • it!
voids as fast as it swallows its food. '
It is interesting to put several ia a
glass, and giving them a piece of raw j
meat, see theiu all standing on their J
hind legs to suck up its juices.
Their manner of breathing is still j
undetermined, but it is thought most ;
probable that they receive air iuto
their bodies through small holes at !
the ends of the palpi.
The legs of a flea are marvels of:
Btreogth a-id elasticity. They arc i
joined to the body by long teudons j
that act like wire springs. Iu lafc- j
iug its leap, which, it is said, can !
cover two hundred times its own
length, tbe flea draws the leg up close
up to the body, aud then throws it
out with great force; but the impulse
proceeds from the first joint alone, the
others only increasing it by their
stretch while the leap is being made
Fleas nr.? possessed of great
strength. Mouffet tells of a mechanic
who made a gold chain, as long as
h;s finger, that a flea dragged afrer
him, and a golden cn iriot, which he
drew also. IJingley writes of a watch
maker in the Strand who had an ivo
ry four-wheeled chaise, with a coach
man on its box, drawn by a flea
The same man afterward made a car
riage with six hordes, a coachman,
four persons inside, two footmen be
hind, aud a postilion ou one of the
horses, all of wnich were drawn by
a flea. Latrielle meutious a flea
which dragged a silver cannon, of
twenty-four times its owu weight,
mounted on wheels, and showed no
fear when it was charged with gun
powder and fired off. Ilene says that
he saw three fleas drawing a tiuy om
nibus; that a pair drew a chariot, and
that a brass cannon was dragged by
a single one
There are several varieties of fleas,
but they are so much alike that their
differences are interesting only to sci
entific people. The cat flea will do as
well as any to show us the process of
breeding. During the spring and
summer months she simply drops her
eggs into the fur of the cat, but
in the autumn and winter she glues
each firmly upon a hair. These eggs
are so small as to bo barely visibe to
the naked eye, but under the micro
scope they are very beautiful,
like the lovliest pearls, and are perfect-"
ly translucent. The flsa deposits near
ly two huudred at a time, running
about and dropping them here and
there. They soon hatch into small,
white, footless worms. In from one
to two weeks they go into cocoon
Nothing can bo prettier than this co
coon. I wish I could show it to you,
but will try to describe it. It is like
a fl ask of clear glass, tiuged at the
edges with pearly tints, and dotted
over with gold. The little sleeper
within lies in a circle, is rose colored,
and looks like the delicate petal of a
flower. In about six weeks he reach
es maturity At first be is not larger
than a mite, but when well fed grows
quickly in sizi and strength.
Fleas are quarrelsome, and great
fighters. When several are confined
in a glass, they will stand on their
hind legs, striking at their opponeuts
with the others, and antennae. and at
last giving uo their lives in the fight
There is a record of a flea that live d
ten days after such an encounter, with
no antenna-; three plates of his side
broken in; one eye gone; and with
only four legs, and these cut off to the
Fleas are supposed to feel a great
antipathv to worm wood and other
bitter herbs; and, in Knglaud, the
country people have a habit of plac
ing these about their cottages for the
purpose of banishing the lively little
pests.— S. L, Clayes, Steins Cross.
When Congress was called to
order an attempt, was made to have a
delegate from "No Man's Lind" ad
mitted to the floor of the House «f
Representatives This small strip of
territory, lying South oi Kansas and
Colorado and between the Indian
Territory and Now Mexico, is outside
of anv organized State or Territory of
the United States, and therefore out
side the jurisdiction of its courts.
As described by the Philadelphia
Ledger, "by errors in surveys, exclu
sions in acts of Congress iixing boun
daries and genera! neglect, 3.G87,3«'»0
acres in a strip 101 miles long and
34i miles wide were left out of the
organized Union and it is from this
section of country that Mr. Owen (J
Chase wants to be admitted as a del
egate, preliminary to the recognition
of "No Man' Land' as the Territory
of Cimarron. Ho says that thousands
of American farmers have occupied
this belt of country. They can get
uo titles to their farms, they have no
authority to form a Government, to
make laws or to collect taxes, yet
they have done till these things, have
built towns, ehurcbes and school
bouses, and lived together as peacea
bly as farmers who have all the pro
tection of regulurly organized courts
for the administration of justice. The
present population of what he calls
the Territory of Cimarron is said to
be 10,000. It is hardly big enough
for a territory or State; but now that
it is being occupied by settlers, will
probably be attached to one of the
adjoining States or Territories and
disappe *r from thj may as an un
claimed spot. It is named Cimarron,
after its principal river."
| —A "square meal three timea a
da\ "id your privilege if you judici
ously nse Laxulor, whenover your
digestive orgaus need a toneiug up
Nothing batter than Dr. Bull's
Baby Syrup run ho used for the dis
eases of babyhood. Price only '25
centß. Isold by all drujrgistß.
Take a teaspoonfid of English,
A motl.cmu of Dutch,
Of Italian Just a triple.
And of Gaelic not too much;
s me of Russian nii.t Bgyptian
Add tben unto the whole,
wI I h Just enougtfto flavor,
or the .lngo of tlie role.
And soupcon too. of French,
And of native Scandinavian
A pretty thorough drencli;
Hungarian aud Syrian,
A pinch of Japanese,
With Just as much Ojlbbeway
And Turkish as you jlease,
Now ntr It gently, boll It well,
Aud llyou've decent la.-k,
Tiie ultimate residuum
You'll Had is Volapuk:
Spectacles for Horses.
A correspondent of the Manchester
Sporting Chronicle tells the readers
of that paper some interesting circum
stances in connection with a "good
grey steed iu bis own possess
ion." lie came to the conclusion
that this equine friend of bis was
short-sighted. lie "couldn't see •
carrot two yards off," he tells ns. So
he took the quadruped to an occnlist
living in the neighborhood, who
made the necessary inspection and
certified that the horse had a No. t
eye, aud required concave glasses.
The concave glasses thus indicated
were obtained and bucketed on to the
headstall. "The horse seemed a lit
tle bit surprised," he says "when I
first put them on him, but his amaze
ment rapidly gave way to demonstra
tions of the keenest pleasure. Q«
now stands all the morning looking
over the halt door of bis stable with
his spectacles on, gazing around him
with an air of sedate enjoyment . . .
When I take him out for a drive,"
continues the veracious narrator, "h»
capers about as frisky as a kitten; his
manner is altogether changed from
timidity, and he has got over a bad
habit of shying which once troubled
him." A week or two ago, however,
he turned the animal out to pasture
for a few days, of course without his
specs, and he at once appeared to be
uneasy aud uncomfortable. All day
be hung about the gate leading into
the meadow, whinnying in a plain
tiff minor key. until his master sqping
what was the trouble, sent Hp to the
stable (or the head Stall As soon as
the spectacles were placed upon his
nose, he was so glad that be rubbed
bis master's shoulder with his nose,
then kicked up his heels and daneed
down 10 the pasture in a paroxysm t of
delight. Staffordshire was the scene
of this history. We do not know the
locality more definitely.
Clearly Identifying Himself.
They were talking about the cheek
of tramps the other day, when a
Woodward avenue merchant said:
"Two or three weeks ago a tf&mp
came in and struck mo for a quarter.
Two days later be came in again. In
two weeks he called on me five times,
getting something each time. I fin
ally turned and gave him an awful
blasting He listened to me quietly
and respectfully, aud finally said:
"My excuse is that I served my
"You a soldier—bah!"
"But I was, sir. They have gofc
ms on the painting of the Battle of
"I don't believe it."
"If you'll take me in there I'll
point myself out to you If you don't
see me represented there you may
"Well," said the merchant, "I took
him at his word and went over to the
panorama with him. He didn't hesi
tate at all, but walking to the front
and pointing to the railroad gap, hs
"There I am, sir."
"Just to the right of that old dead
"But that man is dead."
"Yes, sir. That is the battle I
was killed in."
—Some married people go into
court for divorce reasons.
--There are indications that a
bridal wave is about to sweep oyer
— A noted Colorado outlaw is
named A'oice. All efforts to silenee
the Voice so far have failed.
—One of the allegations in a suit
for divorce brought by a Jefferson
v! lie (Ind ) bride of a year is that her
husband failed to keep his promise to
buy her a silk dress.
— IJ Venezuela a prize of $4,000
has been offered to any person who
will suggest a means ot profitably
and successfully converting locusts
into grease or any other useful arti
—A massive mound builder's pipe
has beeu found near Liberty, Tenn.
The bowl is beautifully carved from
hard stone, resembling granite, and
holds nearly half a pint of tobacco.
—The catch of Arctic and Okhotsk
whalers during the past season has
been oue oi the heaviest on record,
amounting in all to 41.350 barrelß of
oil and nearly GOOOOO pounds ot bone.
—A great deposit of gypsum re
cently discovered in Humboldt Co.,
Neb., has been sold to a syndicate of
English capitalists for $150,000. It
is estimated that it will yield 10,000,-
—Oysters ore found iu the Juniata
river in considerable quantities. They
are supposed to have originated from
oyster shells to which young oysters
adhered, being dumped in the river.
—Samuel Spencer, who has just
been made President of the B. & O.
It. It. ut a salary of $25,000 a year,
was a rodman earning a scant salary
only a few years ago. He i 3 net yet
40 years old.
—A mud devil is a new addition
to the Philadelphia Zoological Gar
den. It is much like a tadpole, is
about 18 inches in length, with abroad
fl it head, and has a sharp, saw-like
fin running from the middle of the
back to the tail.
Arrangements are being made
for a grand wolf hunt to take place
near Tuscola, 111., at an early day.
Fully 2,500 hunters from all parts of
of the State are expected to partici
pate, and as the wolves are numerous
iu that section some lively Bport is
A lady of Carmi, 111., while comb
ing her hair the other evening, acci
deutly thrust the comb in a gas jet
near the mirror. The comb was of'
celluloid and flashed into flame Hke
powder, setting fire to her hair and
giving h,er a narrow escape from
; riurua iojury.