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New Drug Store
NEW fiOODS, NEW PRICES,
If E. JEFFERSON SI.,
Where you will find a full line of Fine Drugs, Chemicals, Per
fumes and Toilet Articles. Agents for
Best o and 10 cent Cigars in town.
Prescriptions carefully compounded by an experienced |
iour patronage respectfully solicited.
PR D. E. "WILES, Prop'r.
Ifo IQCItII fllUlllfi [STSBUSgatST.
has opened his New Store with a full line of
Clothing, Gents' Furnishings,
HATS and CAPS. TRUNKS and VALISEs
I call particular attention to my full and complete line of
Foreign and Domestic
For making up suits to order. I employ the ol work
•• men and all garments made by me are war
ranted. and guarant- ed to fit. Our
• terms are strictly cash and
ONE PRICE TO EVERYBODY.
Give me a call before purchasing,
In I. J..McOandiets' New Building, on Main Street, op
posite the Post Office, Butler, Pa.
FIRST Gr U IST.
Great 60 Day Clearing Out Sale
OF QtIB DBY GOODS, CM,
7UBXI3HINQ QOODS, TRIMMINGS, WRAPS,
For tli» next sixty dajs, that is, until March Ist, the
time we take our inventory, during all that time we
will offer our stock at way-down prices. If you
need dress goods, if you need domestic
go<»ds, if you need carpets, it you need
furnishing goods, if you need
wraps, call in nnd we will
give you surprising
Lave a very large line of Plush Sacques and Dolmans, Ladies'
KewTrarkets and Jackets. Mioses'and Children's Wraps,
all in new good*, nnd no reasonable offer will be
A. Troutman & Son.
Leading Drj Goods Bousa.
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A.Troutman & SOD. . I
Tlie H-Adroir'Dry Goods and Car- ,
pe* Hoo»«e. Butk-r, Pa.
New Fall Dress (foods at prices
which will make them move very
We have tbe largest stock ever
rhaWD in butler county, comprising !
•11 lb* D«-W goods in Checks, Stripes
•sd Plain Weaves in Foreigu and
Black and Colored Silks.
we have never bad such a nice as- j
aortcient and so many of thum.
In Fl»nritl6. Biarkets, Tickings, ;
Giogi ions, \\ bite Quilts, Sbaw Is
Takiu Linens. Lace Curtains,
in fact everything which can be ;
foood in a I
Hra-Cte-fry Goods- Store. :
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Cloaks and WrfifPs.
for Children and Ladies.
We carry the greatest variety Of
, styles, our stock never wan as large,
1 prices never so low, goods never so
If you want to see the nice poods,
please call and examine onr stock.
Ladies', Gent*', and Children's
Underwear, every grade, all sizes,
j best poi ds.
) Ulovea, Corsets, Hosiery, Velvets,
I'lushes, Yarns, etc.
lDsirpsts and Oil Cloths,
' Lever bad so many—never were car
pets so cheap.
Our stock is complete Don't buy
a Carpet until vou have seen our
stock. Body Brussels, Velvets, T«p
•'stry, 3-I*l y Extra Super, Heap, Cot
ton and Rag Rutrs.
Window Shades, largest atsort
meut, lowest prices.
CUR TAIN POLES
, Vou will Gud on examination our
' stock of goods to bo tho Lowest
Priced in Butler county.
!OOTMii.N & SON'S,
| ITlie Jt'eoole's Grreat
4, EESIISBOtiIWt 4.
We announce t tlie people far and wide that
we v. ui <-.mblt o-.tr collo:-sal aggregation of
startling wonder.-;, to secure which all parts of
i S. have been searched, and such an aggregation
: as iias never been: ecu since the d;iy Noah enter
j fad the Ark. The mighty Elephant.the great Rhl
i noti res, the Hlppopottomas.the Chimpanzle.ihe
! Ou-raiig-oataiigor ru:i-out-anJ-stlek-out-your
, tongue-out, the greatest living wonders of the
age will excite no wonder wnen compared with i
■ the muitltu.le of monster attractions on exiiibi- j
tlon at our great moral Circus am! Menagerie, i
Thf* roars and howls of the would-be competl
, tor who Apes the methods, but cries down the
| attractions of our owu and ouly Greatest Show
' on carta will be drowned in the Joyful aoclam
' atlons of a delighted populace. Remember this
] great show possessoa no features
j and is the delight of the cultured and refined,
j We show under one canopy four great shows.
I the Largest Stock—Greatest variety—Best
[ Goods and stjles—Lowest lTlces. We have se-
I cured a magnificent Brass Band wi i. h will be
j a prominent te-* '.'r,.- of our great -.how. 3 rings
j with a seperate and eoutlnuous perlormance
! being enac ted In each ring.
■ attract ions. r. Jolly Clowns. The greatest, liv
lti;,-. ujlhing, br -athin r- talking curiosities of
tie- :iKc. l'liuiiny pbeilows—sure to sell you
ami all the people when tli :y see the bar
gains they os'er. Other and greater attractions
greet the delighted eye on every side—the Pro
prietor and Managers swinging in the living
trapeze att filed to iiiehi;.lieM pinacle ot suc
cess, give such exhibitions of neuve and daring
in sweeping reiluetioas, »us displays ana
woudii'lui I'aiyaius as to eail forth the plaudits
ol the most J.I udeiit ana economical. The man
;tgemei:t beg ,eav-' to .itinouiice that lii tii»*tr tin
tirii'K zeal ni the search lor the rare and curion.
asioiiisliiiig rrsults have alw ays followed ami
we i -p«-u lor your Inspect ion a collos
sal coilecCiou ol lirljriit ana new I all
Styles in Mens' Bovs' ami Childreiis' j
<')'( tiling. Hats, taps Underwear. Snirts,
Collars. < nils. Ties, Hosiery, Haiidker
cli!e-is..Miiitleis. t;loves, .viutens. Umbrel
las. Trunks, \ alises, Satchcis straps,
Brushe.". t'oinbs. Jewc.ty, Corsets. Jer- !
seys. Stockings with a full line of Notions. &c, ■
lii'g bargaius all the- show, |
Song by the Clown : -
Men i.nii ;oi.til slid In >s and all.
Short ai:ii"So'|d,leaii and tall.
no i.eeti : Milt ol clothes this tall.
We t.'o invite you now to call
l or we oie roiling en the ball.
And jou are sure to make a haul.
Whatever you purchase,gieat or small.
Song 2 "What aw the wild waves say log."
Buy vour Clothing and Furnishing goods of
D. A. HECK.
Song 3"Her bright smile haunts tne still,"
The smile ol satisfaction that beamed from
the face of theladv who dressed her little
boy in one ol Heck's lrresistable suits.
If you want to save money and increase your
piledroppiu anctC HECK,"aud he'll make you
He possesses the power to spread happluess
And his store is the place where bargains are
Doors at "A. m. Close at s p. M. Ad
mittance, Gents Fr<\ I.iidies and Children half
price. Remember the place.
D. A. HECK'S,
So. 11, Sortli Main St., Duffy's Block,
BOTLER, - FA.
Organs! Organsf Organs!
The Dyer & Hugh's leads,
them all, 35,000 in actual use.
The following are a few of
the many using tlii* organ in
Butler county: Win. Sarver,
Sarversville; Jas. Dougherty,
Donegal; D Baldridge;
I. Ihorn. Thorn Creek; Jacob
Shoup, 'I horn Creek; Baptist
Church, Butler; Presbyterian
Church, M iddycreek; St. John
Church, Ilallston Station.
These nil 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
from sl7 to S3OO. Come to
Butler and take one of them
home on trial.
A full line of violins,guitars,
banjoes, horns and all musical
instruments. icn't forget
the name and place
Next to Berg & C} pher's hard
ware store, Butler, Pa.
UM li ii KLLAS. SHI KTS,
r CAPS, SHOE.-> FOR MEN
AND BOVS, &C„
' All at most reasonable prices.
• JOHN T. KELLY,
,GJ i"\, Main St., ( nex t, iioorto p, o.)
Win F7 Miller.
H Stair Hails,
.j and NQwel-posts.
V!I kinds of wcx'd turning douo to order, also
I Decorated and ca-ved wo i'i-wo' k. such as
Casing, Corner blocks, Panels aud all kinds of
. fancy wood-work for inside decoration ot
r CALL AND SEE SAMPLES.
t Something sew and attractive. Aiso
at iowest cash prices.
Stow at No. 40, N. Main street.
Factory at No. CD, N, Washington street.
i Oi down your
• OR KINDRED ILLS •
t .i] I
m i % i .
jte k i#jL V m; /
; Hop Plaster !
4 A peculiarttTid».ucee6Bftiloombinationof Sooth" . t
. ing, pain-killing iL strengthening agents +
♦ Fresh Hops, Hemlock Cam and Pine Balsam. •
1 Pain, Boronesß and weakness in tho buck, trido, .
. kidncyß, cheat, shoulder, neck or lixibe, ore all 1
i Instantly relieved andcured. 1
T Sweet, fresh, reliable and nevcr-failine-war- .
! ranted the best plaster known. Bold every- J
t-where. Price 25ct»; 5 ford. Mailed for price.
tllOl' PLASTER CO., Proprietors, Uoxton. t
G, M. ZIMMERMAN,
PHYSICIAN AND SCKOEON,
Office at No. 45, S. Main street, over Frank A
Co's I)i uir Store. Butler, Pa.
J. F. HKITTAIN,
Att'y at Law—Office at S. E. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att'v at Law—Oflice on South side of Diamond,
Attorney at Law. Office at No. 17, East Jeffer
son St.,"Butler, Pa.
Dr. S. A. JOHNSTON,
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertaining to tlie profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties :—(Jold Fillings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Oflice on Jefferson Street, one tloor East of Lowry
House, t'p Stair*.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
X. B.— The only Dentist In Rutlcr using the
best makes of teeth.
JOHN E. BYERS,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
Office No. sr. South Mate Street,
BUTLER, - PA.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS,
Physician and Surgeon,
No. 10 West Cunnioghftiu St.,
0 1/ WALDKON. Graduate of the Phila
• I*, dflphia I lent a! College. Is prepared
todo auythint l:i the line of lus profession in a
Office oil Main street, Butler, Union Block
A S. LUSK, M.D:;
Has removed from Harmony to Butler and has
his oflice at No. 9. Main St., three doors below
Lowry House. apr-3ti-tf.
MR K. J. LAMB.
Organist and Choir Master,
St. Peter's German Chvireli, Butler.
Oka AS, PIASOKOKTK, VIOLIN, SINOINO AND HAR
Pianofortes and Organs Tuned airl lleoitlat
ed. Tfrmson application, so West Jefferson
L S, McJUNIKW,
liisurauce and Real Estate A«l
17 EAST JEFFERSON ST.
BUTLER, - I»A.
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
- - PA.
Near New Court House—formerly Donaldson
House—good aceommodations for travelers.
Good stabling connected.
U-9-'B6-lyl H EITENMCLLER. Prop'r.
A J FRANK & CO,
FANCY AND TOILET! A RTIOES,
SPONGES, BRUSHES, PERFUMERY. <tc
Physicians' Prescriptions carefully co..i
45 S. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
BUY YBL'R HiiiES
United Security Life Insurance and Trust Co..
Money to Buy Homes.
Moi thly dues not more than a fair rent. Pay
ments decrease yearly, in event ot death
prior to cf n.pletu it t.i payments, balance ol en
Money to Loan.
Real estate bought and sold on commission.
Wanted houses to rent and rents collected.
L. G LINN,
No. 38 Suutli Main St.,
Over Linn's Drug Store.
W. H. & F. MORRIS,
Breeders of High-class Poultry.
LIGHT lIRMIMAS. PLYMOUTH ROCKS ami
Eggs ?2 per 13 ; for 2C.
BUTL KE, L'A..,
Breeder of Lantrshan aud lloudaa Fowls.
EGOS IN SEASON.
Crushed oyster shells for poultry tor nale at
k ?Blf or otr»tff«,who wfsh tof«omine
Ht! tfCnl I IdErltd thi3 paper,or obtain ejtimat
co advortitirvg tpL/ when in Chicago, w;ll find it on file i t
BUTLKR. PA., FRIDAY, MARCH !HsS.
A Modern Pariah.
"Now I s'pose you'll have to come
and stay with me, Lisbetb, ver fath
er's gone and yer brother Joe bin
gone an' got married."
The speaker was a tall, gaunt wo
man, whose expressionless face seem
ed cut oat of solid rock, without one
softened line, even in this hour of tri
al Lisbetb Morton looked up quick
ly. "Xo, thank you, Annt Rachel,
you have no work for me and I
should not like to be a burden I
am going to the city and intend to
get a situation as housemaid. I'll
work a little cheaper than the others
do if I can have time to go to the
Art School one day in the week and
some of the evenings "
"Goinar out to service?" the hard
voice answered sneeringly. "It's
just like you, anyhow; you always
were cranky but I don't think my
bro'her's darter would stoop so low.
What'll lim Downing say?"
"I haven't asked him," replied the
girl, with A proud lifting of her head
and a vivid color in her cheeks.
"Well, vou'd better," advised Aunt
Rachel, "and if he doesn't put his foot
down on that ray name ain't Rachel
Jones, that's all "
"I shall do as I think best for my
sp!f," answered Lisbeth yery quietly,
and left the room to attend to some
household duties. The gray evening
cniiip slowly on. Brother Joe aud
his new wife took Aunt Rachel to
her dreary home on their way to
spend the evening with a neighbor.
Lisbetb sat down to her sewing with
last beating heart, listening at inter
vals for a step she knew that might
at any moment be heard on the gra
vel walk beneath the window. She
bad not long to wait for a gentle
knock was followed by a quick open
ing uf tLe door in country fashion,
and a young man, with close cropped
yet dark curling hair, entered with
out further ceremony. He took her
baud aud attempted to draw her
d' v. n to a chair beside him, but she
sprang lightly up, under pretence of
turning down the wick of the lamp
for fear it might crack the glass, and
then seated herself on the opposite
side of the fire-pace. But the tones
of her voice were tender, even trem
bling, as she talked of everyday af
fairs; at last with some hesitation,
bbe said: "1 wanted a chance to tell
you that I am going to the city to
The young man looked surprised,
and there was a protest in his voice
as be said, "Why Lisbeth, isn't it
rather sudden? You surely don't
mean to stay?"
"Yes I do," she answered drearily,
"I'm not wanted here Maria takes
my place already, aud it's rigbt she
should, but it cuts me up dreadfully;
I've been head and all Joe had to de
pend ou so long—l can't get used to
"It is only till next year," he pro
tested. "Then my apprenticeship is fin
ished. and you might take me for bet
ter or for worse."
There was a minute's pause, and
theu she spoke slowly, but with an
air of conviction. "I couldn't; my
clothes would wear out; my temper
would bo soured; 1 should not be
worth taking, 1 am not fit for any
thing but housework; father never
thought it mattered for "girls. Now
I must begin my life and it will be
hard at first. But I have just got so
fir with my studies id art. I want to
get further; so I shall get a house
maid's place, and can save over a
huudred dollars by the time you ure
She never finished her sentence,
for he broke in: "You a servant, Lis
betb Morton! You will not degrade
"I do not think it degrades me,
trying to earn tia honest living, any
more than if I were a dressmaker or
a music teacher, she answered, with
His face paled with passion, his
dark eves glowed. "If you go to ser
vice 1 have done with you," he said,
"You have, James Downing!"said
Lisbetb, in cool, calm, tones; "anil
there is the door—good evening."
His manuer changed, Oh,
Lisbeth be persuaded," he said, im
ploringly, with a sound as of tears in
bis voice. But she shook her head
aud did uot speak, as be picked up
his cap aud fumbled for the latch, ev
idently blind with grief and anger.
Neither of them remembered after
years just how they parted, but the
sad break never healed, and duriug
the weeks that she remarned at the
old homestead Lisbeth did not again
meet her old lover Miss Arabella
Downing was strong in her denuuei
atiot! af the young girl's project. 'To
think our Jim bad an idea of marry
ing her once,'* she said in a moment
of confidence, "a common servant
It's a shame for her She might h«ve
taken in sewing or trimmed bats or
had a strawberry bed—that's fashion
able now—anything but that. Well
she's lost caste anyway, and Jim
will likely marry Amelia Blakeiy.
who has a little money, though she
isn't as pretty as Lisbeth Morton.
But then beauty's ouly skin deep,
any way," which must have been a
consclation to her if her glass was
faithful. And so in this small vil
lage, where every farmer's wife was
"nurse, seamstress, house-maid, cook,'
all in one, our little forlorn girl was
an outcast from society because she
chose to do whatever her hands found
to do well. Aunt Rachel, iu a fit of
spasmodic generosity, made her
twelve large aprons of the coarsest
toweling, suitable for a scullery
maid in the pot-washing moments
and Lisbeth thanked ber
for them with good grace.
But all these petty trials made the
parting from the old home less severe,
and it was almost with a sigh of re
lief that she bade farewell to her ear
ly associations, and after planting a
rose bush on the graves of her par
ents, stepped out into the world
without turther regret tban to be so
far from those grassy mounds.
Mrs. Lyster was a widow
with two unmarried daughters,
who were just out
in society, and sprnt all the time
they could spare from that arrogant
misiress iu the pursuit of art, with a
little music and embroidery that was
also artistic. Maude was not more
than "17," but "tall and stately,"
with a hauteur of manner that was not
so pleasant as the affectionate dispos
ition of Mignon, the youuger. They
were good girls, brought up in a gay,
thoughtless manner, without troub
ling their beads over any social prob
lem. hi fact, they considered all
women out of place who asserted
their ri'gbty, utixJ beliett*! tboae e'wi-
i ally beneath them to be of a different
| caste altogether.
j "Isn't it curious, mama?" said
Maude one morning, as she idly cut
the leaves of the latest magazine.
"Your new housemaid, Lisbetb,
wears gloves, and such pretty rufil'd
aprons and neat dresses. I wonder
if she wants to save her hands or
what is the reason?"
Mrs. Lyster smiled. "That is no
fault, my dear child; the girl does
well, and is a treasure. She is rather
superior, and is ambitious—goes to
the art evening class, and goes one
afternoon in the week as well. I got
tor §2 a month less than the la-t
maid on 'hat accounc, and she is far
| Maude looked her astonishment
"The art class! Why, she's only a
housemaid, and it's really too bad
Itene Lindsay and Tom Davis belong
to that very class, if it's Prof. Pan
i telie's; I shall be very much surpris
ed if they stay when they find out ser
vants go there "
"Nonsense," answered the mother;
"it is no one's nffair who goes, so us
they and are admitted. The girl is
thoughtful, and hopes to become an
art teacher by and by, she told me,
and lam sure it is much nicer to
have a girl with artistic tendencies;
Bbe dusts and arranges the parlors
with exquisite taste—every caller
notices it, and thiuks you girls do it
for me; and she handles the choic
est bric-a-brac carefully. I really
never had as faithful a girl."
So Lisbeth continued to attend the
classes, and worked in the early
morning in her attic bedroom as soon
as daylight came in, and if her pic
tures were "skyed" it mattered but
little, for no one saw them bat her
self, and the glimpses of the early
sunlight, the first glow in the east,
that she watched in those working
moods, formed a picture that always
remained in her memory as long as
Lisbeth won the hearts of her fel
low-servauts by muny little acts of
kindness, till Kitty, the parlor maid,
told her one day in confidence that
she was trying to study arithmetic
and bookkeeping, so as to take a sit
uation in a store some day as sales
"Could you make more money and
be as comfortable?" Lisbeth ventur
ed to ask
"No," answered Kitty, "but I shall
be treated as a human being in the
house where I board, and be indepen
dent. 1 don't mind the work, that's
easy; but it's having Miss Maude
look at me as if I was a post, aod
talking to other girls about the ser
vants as if we were not of the same
flesh and blood She doesn't even
wait till our backs are turned, but
treats us like dirt under her feet,"
aud Kitty's democratic little head
gave a toss of scorn as she spoke.
Lisbetb often saw the youug ladies
busy with their desultory drawing,
but they never seemed to consider
her as a human being, with thoughts
and feelings, or capable of observing,
mere training in early life and at the
art school fitted her to be their com
panion in everything except in mon
ey. Yet there was a great gulf be
tween them socially, because one had
to earn her daily bread by the labor of
Professor Pontelle was very much
interested in his quiet scholar; her
grave, pensive face, the deep thonght
fulness of her pure gray eves, remin
ds d bim of the wife of his early m au
hood, who was taken from him dur
ing the first year of their married
lite. It was ten years ago that she
died, and he bad never seen a woman
on whom he cared to bestow a secoud
glance; they were so frivolous, many
ot them, and studied art only for
fashion's sake, forsooth; but this
young ifirl seemed to enter into bis
methods and understood his moods.
He watched her closely; saw how
lonely she appeared, and apart from
the rest; even peuetrated the feeling
that was to be seen among some of his
fashionable pupils wLo eeemed not to
care about making any advances to
ward her Was she not their equal
in position? He curled his lip iu
scorn—a peasant before they left Eu
rope; he was alone, aud could snap
his lingers at the world if this sweet
girl would consent to be bis wife.
Aud all the while Lisbeth labored on
in silence, serene, ambitious and hope
ful determined to master the art of
teaching as well as the teaching of
art, and fit herself for more congenial
The closing of the summer term
came in June, and a reception was
given to the pupils and friends The
rooms were crowded; fashion smiled
on anything artistic and delighted to
honor the handsome professor who
presided over the school
Foremost among tbe gay groups were
Maud and Mignoa Lyster, who en
joyed such gatherings, but wished par
ticularly to see and criticise Lisbeth'a
work. After some music, it was an
nounced that essay would be read by
one of the pupils and when Lisbetb
appeared in her simple white dress,
with no ornaments but a bunch of
pale roses at her throat and belt, tbe
audience listened attentively to her
words. Calmly, and in rich, deep
tones, she spoke of "Simplicity of
Art," and when the last eloquent
words were said, was greeted with
rapturous but well bred applause.
As she stood alone tbe pleaded pro
fessor gave her his arm aud escorted
her down the long room, stopping
now and then to introduce her to
some gentlmen who wished to con
gratulate the fair essayist.
A few minutes passed in pleasant
conversation, when suddenly there
fell upon her ears, it fell sharp and
clear. "Didn't you know, Mr. Wil
burti? Why, she is our housemaid!
Mamma indulgently allows her time
to atteud the cveniug school, but I
think there ougbt to be rules to ex
clude that class."
The young mau addressed was a
Jandy of the first water aud put up
his eyeglass to stare at Lisbeth's pole
face, but the professor bad heard the
words, too, aud be hurried her to a
quiet corner, and, procuring a cup of
tea, gave it to her trembling baud as
he commenced an argument on the
taste and culture of the age with a
rival professor who stood near.
"I wish to see yoa home," said the
professor, with a sudden, imperious
manner, when she spoke of leaving,
and she folded ber hands in ber lap
and quietly awaited the leave taking
of tbe rest. It was over at last, and
he stood in tbe ball as she came out
of the cloak room Tbe moon shone
brightly and tbe scent of roses was
strong in the little park they had to
cross to reach Mrs Lvster s.
"Child, I want to know your his
tory," bu said wbeu they (rturwd, rod
in a few sentences she toid him all j
aud h? in turn talked of bis lonely '
horae, his dead Anna and all his past |
"I have been loving you for a long
time, my Lisbetb, but. only to night
found courage to speak."
"But,'' she said, shivering in the
warm sweet air, "?ou cannot marry
me lam onlv a 'housemaid
He stopped and turned to her.
"You are all the world to me," he
said simply, "and I need you "
Her clear, sweet tones broku the si
"Then if you need me, my master,
I must be yours, and with you I feel
so safe "
They had reached the front steps;
he ; ut his foot on one of them, "Not
tbere," she said appealingly; ' I go
in by the area steps Do you re
pent?" Her voice had taken a joy
ous ring, almost a laugh. For answer
the professor drew her to him and
"There is no one to consult," be
whispered, "and I shail come for you
tomorrow Sister Gretta will wel
come you; she knows my wishes
Good night dear one."
He was gone, and she entered the
dark hall in a whirl of amuzd. To be
married tomorrow! Y«st it seemed as
if she had known bitu all her life, aud
now she remembered many things
that proved he I tved bar; she had
always felt that he was her friend;
she would yield, heart aud art would
be safe iu his keeping, and as she
groped her way toward the upper
hall, the voice of Miss Maude called
over the balustrade: "It's not proper,
Lisbetb to be talking to a youug mau
and laughing ou the area steps."'
"It shall not happen again, miss,"
said Lisbetb, as t-he made her way
for the last time to hor attic studio.
Chicago Letter from Rev. Rotli
The following interesting letter we
find in tho Pittsburg Hodman of
'•Whfn I came here Chicago had
8,000 people"; so said a gentlemen to
me, uor is he yet an old man, who
came in his youth from Norway aud
made Chicago his home. To day it
counts over 900,000 of a population,
and with present rute of growth will
soon reach a million !
The growth of the United States is
the wonder of the ceutury. Chicago
is the miracle of our country As
New York is the metropolis of the
East, so is Chicago the metropolis of
the West. Between these two cities
lies the race for precedency.
A stranger may not venture to
write of so great a city. And it will
require time to secure intelligent ac
quaintance with the work, the inter
ests. the organizations, the outlook
for our dear Lutheran Church in this
western metropolis With every ma
terial interest pushed to the utmost;
with a population so rapid and
mighty in its growth, it cmnot be
other thaa that vast spiritual iaterests
are at stake; and more than to any
other are these interests of moment to
the Mother Church of the Reforma
tion. Within the limits of Chic go,
her sons and daughters are found by
the ten thousands in number. Here
there are literally "acres of Luther
Of we may write in the fu
ture. Thac which for the time has
most impressed us is the cold, Of
this we. lack not personal knowledge.
With the thermometer swinging
about zoro, and a constant tendency
to get below, 6°. 14°, 20°—the low
est for the city—it is not a season for
doing much beside keeping warm
Not much snow, little wind, no rain;
the steady cold, if not so severe, is
rather pleasant winter weather. Thus
it has been for the weeks since the
New Year, but the cold, the dreadful
cold, "Who can stand before this
cold?" and we rejoice iu the thought
that spring is so many weeks nearer.
"Waffles, waffles, hot waffles," iu
voice and tones indescribable, came
through our window, one of the cold
days last week! Along tho pave
ment, trav in hand, the peripatetic
merchant threaded bis way, his quick
eve searching every door and window
for a buyer In the street, a covered
wagon, drawn by one horse at a slow
sleepy gait, containing a portable
bakery, over which a white-sleeved,
white-capped baker presided;and here,
as the wagon slowly moved along,the
hot waffles were manufactured and
placed on sale. Though the "chick
en" was lackiug.who would not wish
the enterprising merchant quick sales
of his hot goods on that cold day ?
Astonishing are the great buildings
that, right along through this cold
weather, apparently without a break,
are going up all over the city, Here
a railroad depot; there the largest
grain elevator in the world; yonder
a big brick storehouse,and over there,
of brick dwellings pushing rap
H W ROTH.
Definitions of Bible Terms.
A day's jouruey was about twenty
three and one fifth miles.
A Sabbath day's journey was about
an English mile.
Ezekiel's reed was nearly eleven
A cubit was nearly twenty-two
A hand's breadth is equal to three
and five-eighth inches
A finger's breadth is equal to one
A shekel of silver was about fifty
A shekel of gold was eight dollars.
A talent ot silver was five hundred
aud thirty-eight dollars and thirty
A talent of gold was thirteen thou
stud, eight hundred and nine dollars
A piece of silver, or a penny, was
A farthing was three cents.
A mite was less tban a quarter of a
A gerab was one cent.
An epha or bath # contains seven
gallons and five pints.
A Lin was one gallon aud two
A firkin was seven pints.
A nomer was six pint*.
A cab was three pints.
"I'ui norry, Clara," he quietly said,
"Yet I fear it would not do;"
And added, as lowly che bowed her head,
'"Hut I'll he a brother to you."
—Nurse (to yonng husband) —A
beautiful ten pouud baby, sir.
Yonng hii-band (getting things
mixed io his excitement) —Glorious !
Am la father or a mother ?
—There are 050,000 Knights of
i Labor in good standing.
THE W. C. T. U. COLUMN.
DEAR SISTERS OR THE W. AND Y. W.
C. T. U :
I want to present to you Our Col
umn in the BUTLER CITIZEN I beg
you will all give it more than pass
im* notice and that you will pau.-e to
become acquainted with it. I call it
"ours" not as belonging to our Union
here in Butler alone, but as belong
ing to ail the Unions throughout the
county. Inasmuch as the CITIZEN is
not a local but a county paper we
couid not do less than extend to you
this riehtful privilege, trusting that
you will all give it a right royal wel
come, and tnat it may prove a bond
utitiog us more closely ia everv good
word aud work. Could we «ll fully
realize the necessity of keeping our
work promiuently before the public
and the advantage wr.L'h the public
press affords over every other meajs
to affect it, I am sure there woald be
a more general efiort to move forward
aloug this line of work.The press is the
acknowledged educator of the|people.
Imagine the result, could we turn the
tide and bring this influence to bt*ar
en ynaa.se agaiust the entire liquor
traffic. Certainly its power cauoot
be over estimated; let us wield it as if
conscious of its power in the great
crisis which is before us. Satan oc
cupies the vantage ground, but he
does not present so able a front as he
once did. Slowly but surely he is
being driven back by the dually aim
of our flying missiles. Temperance
aad prohibition papers are now in al
most every State, doing faithful
work. The Woman's Temperance
Publication Association is unkiug
itself felt as uever before. Seveu
presses are kept busy by day besides
doing much uigtit work, and still
comes the call for more priuting in
addition to its books and numberless
leaflets, The, Young Comrade, for the
children, The Oak and Icy Leaf, for
the Y's (wise) The Deutsch Ameri-
Laner, tor our foreign born, and
grandest of all, ttie Union Signal,
with its one huudred thousand sub
scribers,bearing upon its white wings
even to the uttermost parts of the
earth, tidings of a great conflict, the
peaceiul war of the White Ribbon
army upon the saloon, the bro'hel
and the gambling table, the great
euemies alike of the home, society I
and the chnrch. May the God of
peace speedily perch victory upon
their bauner,that many weary, wait
ing ones may see of the travail of
their souls and be satisfied Oh, that
with a trumpet blast we might
awake the sleepers to come up to the
"help of the Lord against the migh
ty," to kill this hydra headed mon
ster and consign him to the pit from
whence he came Let the hum of
our printing presses never cease by
day or night but may it ever increase
until the air shall be filled with their
winged messenges,heralds of the com
ing c r a better day. [low shall this
be done ? A few months asjo this
question would have been difficult to
answer but now the way seems to be
made plain, The Temperance Tem
ple at least goes a long way towards
solving the difficulty,. With the
Temperance Temple an estalubed
fact for the headquarters of the
W. T. P. A. with an annual
income of two hund r ed thousand dol
lars, what may we not hope for. In
our ranks are many workmen '"that
need not be ashamed," but to Mrs.
Matilda B. Casse belongs the honor
of the sublime conception of this stu
penduous plau. Though deeply im
pressed with the weight of responsi
bility resting upon her, her dauntless
spirit uever falters no matter what the
discouragement.resting all with Hlcu
whd she believes called her to the
work,calling to her as truly as lie did
to Cyrus the King of old when He
charged him "to build Him an house
in Jerusalem " And now comes the
appeal to us as it came to the Jews
centuries ago. Who is there among
you of all his people? his God be
with him and let him go up and build
the house of the Lord God of Israel.
"And whosoever remaineth in any
place where he sojourneth, let the
men of his place help him with silver !
aud with gold, and with goods and
with beast, besides the free will offer
ings for the house of God that is in
What shall be the response? It
largely rests with our State and
County officers. Grandly have many
of them responded with personal
gifts and assurances of most generous
donations throughout their States or
districts. I fear, in this matter, our
own State will not be abreast of her
usual record if such dolorous articles
ou the Temperance Temple as the
one contained in the initial number of
the White Ribbon be often repeated
in its columns. Such articles should
not go unanswered, and I hope will
not. That some Bhould take a dis-
view of the matter is not
to be wondered at; there al ways have
been doubters, and probably alwavs
will be, while victory remains to be
achieved Greatness of soul is not
the universal inheritance of mankind
That the plan is unfeasable or has
any real elements of weakness its
strongest objectors have failed to
prove. That these objectors are
numerically few is matter of great
congratulation. While its frieuas
number thousands if not millions In
deed in the history of the
W. 0. T. U, has been
nothing undertaken which has been
so enthusiastically received. From
all parts of the Union rintjs the ci v
of God speed. And shall we bring
up the rear? No, I will not believe
it. 1 have not yet lost faith iu my
old State, although she has proven
refractory in the payment el her dues
Let us look out and beyond, and a
greater blessing shall come to our
own doors It is a truth that goes
without that our heathen
at homo are best provided for when
we are the most active iu looking
a f ter the heatheu abroad. I will
briefly notice one of the objections iu
regard to the building ot the Temple,
contained in the article referred to,
the unnecessary expense of the tower.
I am sure she never saw a uicture ot"
the plan for the Temple or she would [
not have offered tbis as an objection. , .
Let us imagine some of the beaualul
churches which we have seen devoid
of steop'e or cupola or,to come a little
nearer home our beautiful new Court
House in Butler.devoid of its magnifi-,
cent tower How lorlorn and forsaken
would they appear. How ujjly aud
unsightly instead of their present,
beauty and grandeur. Deplorable in- j
deed must be the situation which
would create each a necessity. F>r
tuuately such is uot our dilema Tho
wealthiest and niost prosperous na-'
tion under the sun, w> are abundant
ly uWe aud it is our cfirty t'J j
I give generously. If we do this ac
' cording as the Lord has prospered 118
we shall have enough and to spare.
Let the women of America do some-
I thing worthy of their privilege and
:nd erect a temple which shall by a
glory to thern in the coming years,
and a fitting monument to woman's
pjwer and woman's achiements.
Different ways have been devi.ed
w hereby money may be raised for
this j»urpo3o, in addition to the free
will offerings. They will be given
from time to time in this wolurnn for
the beuefit of those who do not take
| the Union Signal. I did not propose
to notice at length the subject of the
Temperance Temple in this article
but its importance in relation to the
subject on hand renders it difficult to
pass over lightly. While we ia
every way endeavor to increase our
] own publication and have met with
such marvelous success, other depart
meuts of press work are not being
; ni g ected, and most grati hying re
; suits are everywhere noticeable.
Items of temperance news are uow
| admitted in the columns of nearly all
papers throughout our broad land,
■ while very many have placed a half '
column or column at the disposal of
our press superintendents. A most
gratifying report comes to us form
the Press Superintendent of oar own
State. She says, "We have, besides
the papers in Philadelphia. Pittsburg,
Allegheny and Harrisburg, which
have not been estimated, 340 papers
reported which publish articles for us
whenever asked, very few papers
ignore news of the temperance work,
they are beginning to find such news
necessary." In speaking of the
work of county and local superinten
dents, she says, "Most county super
intendents are editing a col
umn in a prominent paper
of the county; such departments con
taining State aud National news, with
items of local interest, can be made
of inestimable value to its readers.
The printed page will find its way
where the voice can never reach, aad
we can reach the people not only,—
not even mainly—through temperance
papers, but through their own local
papers "She reports C 9 WC.T. U.
columns, and exclaims, "Ob, how
those letters shine out like jewels oa
the pages of the local press!" She
also reports 136 local superintendents
and commends the Y's for their earn
est work ia this department. Much
can be done toward bringing editors
to feel the responsibility resting upon
them in regard to this great question.
It is an old* adage, "Constant drop
ping will wear away a stone," and it
is as true ia this case as in any other.
CLARA M. GREENLEE.
A singular fact was brought out at
the meeting of the Connecticut State
Board of Agriculture. A gentleman
stated that he gave his cows a quan
tity of salt with a view to increasing
the milk production, as he had seeu
it stated that such would be the re
sult. He was uot disappointed; the
increase was quite marked, but the
singular feature of the trial was that
while the milk yield was increasing
the cream yield was proportionately
decreased; that is, the ratio of cream
to the milk was diminished as the
quautity of milk increased, and upon
au abandonment of saltiug this ratio
Tnis is a matter of some conse
quence to dairymen who are interest
ed oniy in the production of milk,
hut where cream is desired it seems
that excessive salting acts against the
production of cream. Dr Cresaley
stated that this was a result that
might naturally be expected; that
the excess of salt prevented the active
development of the fat globules,
while the milk secretion was actively
going on. Accepting that explana
tion, while it might be expected that
the result indicated would at first fol
low from a sudden and rather violent
change in the matter of salting, if the
feed remained the same, and from
which would be secreted a normal
quantity of fatty substance, while
from diminished activity at first it
would be reasonable to suppose that
atter a little time the extent of the
secretion would be restored to its
original state and the cream produced
be brought to its uniform ratio to the
eutire milk product. It is, in our
mind, a more rational conclusion
to attribute an increased flow of milk
because of an increased amount of
water drank, while the fatty secretion
remains constant, which in case of
cows in prime condition is believed to
be a rule. We should hardly be will
ing to believe that salting fully would
have any very marked effect on cream.
The True Wife.
Oftentimes I have seen a tall ship
glide by against the tide as if drawn
by some invisible bowline, with a
hundred strong arms palling it. Iler
sails uofilled, her streamers drooping,
she hsd neither side wheel nor stern
wheel; still she moved on stately, in
serene triumph as with her own life.
But I knew that on the other side of tbe
ship, hidden beneath the great bulk
that swam so majestically, there was
a little steam-tug, with a heart of fire
and arms of iron, that was tugging it
bravely on; and 1 knew that if the
little steam-tug untwined her arm,
and left the ship.it would wallow and
roll about, and drift hither and thith
er, and go off with the refluent tide,
no man knows whither. And so I
have known more than one genim,
high decked, full freighted, idle-sailed,
gay-pennoned,that but lor the bare,
toiling arms, and brave,warm beatinc
heart of the faithful little wife, that
nestled close to him, so that no wind
or wave could part them, would have
gone down with the stream, and have
been heard of no more — Oliver Wen
A Leap Year Proposal Declined.
Oil. no, 1 can't be your husband, Sue,
He said, as he peutly kissed her:
But. I will be n brother to you, '
For I'm scoing to marry your sister.
—I have found out a gift for my
hair. It is not a ring of gold, nor
(lowers for her hair, nor pearls for
her white neck, but Salvation Oil
for her sore throat. She's a singing
Loss of life—Thousands sink' in o
an early grave for want of a bottle of
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup.
—James Debois.of Williamsbridge,
N. Y., "challenges any one in tbe
world to a sleeping match of 142
hours; that is, to see who can sleep
the longest in a week " It is tindor
stood that several Philadelphia men
coutQiilpla'w attfeptiog tbe cimllenrK^-
' v iftr'-t -i • t 1