Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 13, 1888, Image 1

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    VOL XXV.
Fifteen Pair of Bradley's Blankets, at $4.
Five Fine Plash Dolmans, at $15.00, were $30.00
Three Plu9h Colts, at S2O 00. formar prices, $4,000
Two Plush Coat;*, at sl7 50, former prices. $35.00
20 Grood Newmarkets, at $5.
16 Ci iidrens 1 Wraps from One Dollar to Foor Dollars,
remnants in silk, en and COTTON GOODS
A Full Line of Spring Buttons and Trimmings
New Spring Goods Ai riving.
a large line of
Spring and Summer Goods,
consisting of Fine Woolens and Suitings which I am ready to make up in
Garments at as reasonable prices as you will find anywhere and
Al*> a full line of MENS', BOYS' and CHILDRINS' ready made
Clothing at
AH the latest novelties for Spring and Summer in
Gents' Furnishings, Goods,
Hata, Caps, Trunks, Valises; latest patterns in
Shirt and Neckwear.
Department is Booming. Call and make vour selection for your Spring
Suit from those handsome patterns I have just got iu. I rices
reasonable and fit guaranteed.
Thar king my patrons for past favor*, I solicit a continuance
of the same.
.64 South Main street, opposite the Pcstoffice, Butler, Pa.
Now Look at the Way We Do
Our Business,
And Moft Complete in Butler, ranging in Quality and price
from the Cheapest to the Finest, all Reliable, VVell Made
Goods, besides we Guarantee all we sell
Gall and be Convinced.
Having tftkenttiie :i£«ncv for Ithe Choice Fruit
Beautiful Shrubbery,
Ornamental Trees,
Ane everything • !se in the Nursery line, of tlie
New KhrUukl Surseries. Chase Bros. & Co., X.
Y.. I ¥.lll call upon you In the near future and
solicit your ord< r* for Spring delivery.
A. H, FALLER, Agent,
Butler - Pa«
Organist and Choir Master,
St. Peter's tier ; i <"li«irch. Butler, and conduc
tor of iiu'Kjr Choral Union.
Omin. PU*O> ktk. Vrni.t*. Sisoiwo AND HAR
Pianoforte* ai. J organs Tuned and Becrulat
ed. T»rms on .npiicatlon, 50 West JefTereon
Pittsburgh Nurseries.
W« again nff.-r everything choice In reliable
Fruit Tree*, ..ill Fruits. Grape Vines, Bes-t
Vegetable a l ' Flower Seeds.Hardy Roses,
Clematis, F1 .-rliitr Plants. New Cher
rk-s. New ,11ns. New Hears. New Or
namental New Chestnuts. New
> v Murdoch's Superior;
Lwd Grass. *c.
HiaA three cent ix>sta;re for our New Illustrat
ed Catalogue for law.
Oit of town orders for dowers and floral em
blems promptly executed.
508 Smith field St, Pittsburg, Pa
Paul Crononwett & Co,
Breeders anil Dealers In High-class Poultry:
Langshans, Houdans. Light Brabmas. S. C.
Bunvn Leghorns, K. k 8. C. White Leghorns.
Plymouth Hocks. Toulouse Geese, Pekin and
Musocvy Ducks.
Crushed oyster shells for poultry for sale at
all times.
W. H. & P. "MORRIS,
Eggs $2 per 13; $3 for 26.
For Sale.
The undersigned Administrator of Ebenezer
Christy, dee'd, late of Parker twp.. offers at
private sale a farm or 117 acres, situate In Wash
ington twp., near Billiards Station. It is all
cleared and In good state of cultivation, well
watered, und has a two-atory frame house, and
log bam. large orchard, and good out buildings
ALSO, a 75 acre piece In Washington twp.,
neartiie Allegheny slope coal mine, with rail
road running through It. two-story frame house,
partly cleared and balance good timber.
ALSO, a farm of so acres in Parker twp., be
tween Annlsvllle aud Eldorado, one-half cleared
and other half well timbered with chestnut
timber, good land, but no buildings.
All the above pieces are underlaid with ooal,
and will be sold either for cash or on time.
For further pari IciUars enquire of
32--3 in North Hope P. 0.. Butler Co., Pa
Advertise in the CITIZEN.
Rule to Show Cause.
in the matter of the petition of W. A. Thonip
\on. Executor of Win. Thompson, late or Mid
dlesex twp., Butler county, dee d, for discharge
from said trust.
O. C. No. 75. March Term. is<B.
And nmv, April i. 1888. the Court grants a rule
im the heirs, devisees, legatees and auditors of
said decedent to sliow cause why the petitioner
should not be discharged as pra>ed for. return
able i o May 7.158*. . „
Butler County, SS : Certified from the Reeord
April 4, KKCBFJT MCEI.VAIN, Clerk.
Sheriff's Sale.
By virtue of a writ of Fi. Fa. issued out of the
Court of Common Pleas of Kutler Co.. Pa., and
to ine directed. there will be exposed to public
Nile, at the Court House, in the borough of But
ler, I'm., on Monday, tne 1 day of April. A.1)..
18sh. at t o'clock r.M.,the following described
property, 10-vvir :
E. I). No. March T., 1888. Thompson & Son.
All the right, title, Interest ant! claim of
Nicholas Kramer, of, In and to 54 acres of land,
more or less, situate lu Connoquenessing iwp.,
Butler Co., Fa.. bounded as follows, to-vvit: On
the north by Rebecca Mag.nis, east by l.eonard
Wick, south by Folk man & Graham, west by A.
Stewart, mostly cleared, a log house, log barn,
out-buildings and orcnard thereon. Seized and
taken in execution as the property of Nicholas
Kramer at suit of A. L. Oyer for the use of
Heiin hlte. 0I 1 ,- E R c . REDIC, Sheriff.
Sheriff's office, Butler, Pa., April 3, I*BB.
Executor's Sale of Real Estate.
11l re petition of Zenas McMicli-l Orphans' Court
ael, Executor of Margaret) or Butler Co.,
Timblln, dee d, to sell real es- -; Fa,, No. 71,
tata for the payment of debts, I Dec. T., 1887.
4c. )
Whereas Zenas McMichael, Ex'r.. aforesaid
did Present his petition to said orphans' Court
Feb. 20, 1888. praying the Court to authorize blm
to sell the hereinafter described real estate of
said decedent for the payment of debts, sc.,
whereupon the said Court did refer the applica
tion ot said Executor to A. T. Black. Esq., as an
auditor to investigate and make report thereon,
who pursuant, to said reference did report recom
mending that the prayer of the petit.oners
should be granted, wiilcn said report the Court
did on the 2lst of March, ISBB confirm abso
lutely and decree thereon as follows:
And now, March 2lst 1888 the Report of the
Auditor appointed by the Court to investigate
the facts set forth In the petition of Zenas Mc-
Michael, Ex r of Margaret Timblln. dee d, for
leave to sell the real estate of said decedent for
the payment of debts and tor the maintenance
of Isaiah W. Timblln and made report thereon,
having been filed and confirmed recommending
that the prayer of the petitioner be granted,
upon due consideration, the sale of the 54 acres
more or less of land, described In said petition
is authorized as prayed for. Terms of sale, to be
one-third in hand and the
balance in two equal payments in one and
two years from sain date respectively witn inter
est from said date to be secured by bond and
mortgage on the premises, said petit loner to file
a bond in double the amount of said sale condi
tioned according to law, and with a surety to be
approved by the Court, before confirmation of
sale returnable to next Term.
Notice is hereby given that pursuant to said
decree of court the undersigned executor will
offer at public sale or vendue, on the premises
ill Clay Twp., Butler Co. Pa., on TUESDAY
THE sTH DAY OF MAY. I*BB. at 1 o'clock. P. M.
the following described tract or message of land
to-wlt: Fifty four acres of land more or less
situate In Clay tp„ Butler Co., Pa„ bounded and
described as lollows; Adjoining lauds of John
Webb on the north, lands of Mrs. Smith on the
east, lands of George Timblln on the south and
lands of T. J. and William Thompson on the
west, mostly cleared, with small board house
and log barn and orchard thereon.
Executor of Margaret Tlmblin. dee d.
Euclid P. o. Butler Ca Pa.
S. F. BOWSER. Att'y.
Estate of George Beam,
Letters of administration on the estate of
George Beam, deed' late of Harmony boro, But
ler county, fa. having been granted to the un
dersigned, til persons knowing themselves
indebted to said e tate are requested to make
immediate payment, and any having claims
against said estate will preseut them duly au
thenticated for settlement.
SAMUEL BEAM / Anm ra '
Harmony, Butler county. Pa.
Estate of William Gallagher,
Letters of administration on the estate ot Wm
Gallagher, dee'd, late of Franklin twp., Butler
countv. I'u., having been granted to the under
signed. all persons knowing themselves Indebt
ed to said estate will please make Immediate
payment and any having claims against said
estate will present them duly authenticated tor
Prospect. Butler (Jo., Pa.
Notice in Divorce.
In the matter of the application of Bcnony
Patridge for divorce from the bonds of mat
rimony with Frances Delight Patridge.
Iu the Court of Common Pleas of Butler
county, A. D. No. 62, Dec. term, 1887.
And now to-wit, March 7, 1888, on motion
of J. D. McJunkin, Esq. Walter L. Graham
was appointed by the Court a Commissioner
to take testimony iu the above case and re
port to Court. PER CURIAM.
In pursuance of the above appointment I
will take the testimony of witnesses at the
office of J, D. McJunkin, Esq. iu Butler, Pa.
on the Ist day of May, 1888, between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 5 o'clock p.m of said
March 19, 1888. Commissioner.
To Francis Delight Patridge:
You are hereby required to appear on the
Ist Monday of June, 1888, at the Court of
Common Pleas, then and there to be holaen
in and for the county of Butler to make an
swer to the petition of said complainant in
the above case, if any you have, according to
law. O. C. REDIC, Sheriff.
March 19,1888.
Estate of Henry Goehring,dec'd.
Letters of administration, T. A. having
been granted to the undersigned on the estate
of Henry Goehrlng, dec'd, late of Buffalo Twp.,
Butler Co., Fa., all persons 'knowing themselves
Indebted to said estate will please make Imme
diate pavment, and any having claims against
said estate will present them duly authenticat
ed tor payment.
SarversvlUe, P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Wm. Crookshanks,
1 Letters testamentary on the estate of Wm.
Crookshanks, dec'd, late of Winfield twp.,
Butler connty, Pa., having been granted to
the undersigned, all persons knowing them
selves indebted to said estate are requested
to make immediate paymeut, and anv having
claims against said estate will present them
duly authenticated for settlement.
Leasureville, Butler Co. Pa.
Estate of Robert Patton, Dec'd.
Letters of 'administration on the estate of
Robert Patton, dec'd, late of the borough of
Fairview, Butler Co., Pa., having been
granted to the undersigned, all persons
knowing themselves indebted to said estate
are requested to make immediate payment
and any having claims against said estate
will present them duly authenticated for
R. P. SCOTT, Att'y. M. S. RAY, Adm'r,
Baldwin P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
Estate of Valentine Stock, dec'd
Letters testamentary on the estate of Valen
tine Stock, dec'd. late of Butler, Butler Co.,
Pa., hazing been granted to the undersigned,
all persons knowing themselves indebted to
said estate will please make immediate pay
ment and any having claims against said es
tate will present them duly authenticated for
settlement. C. STOCK, Ex'r,
Butler, Pa.
Estate of Isaac P. Ash,
Letters testamentary on the estate of Isaac P.
Ash. dec'd, late of Forward twj., Butler county.
Pa., having been granted to us, all persons
knowing themselves Indebted to said estate
will please make immediate payment, and any
having claims against said estate will present
them duly authenticated for settlement.
Evans City, Pa.
By virtue of an order of the Orphans' Court of
Butler County, the undersigned as Adminis
trator of Henry Goehrlng. late of Buffalo twp..
Butler Co., Pa., dee d, will expose to public sale
on the premises on
at 1 o'clock P.M.. all that certain tract of land
situate In the township of Buffalo, county of
Butler, Statu «f Penn'a. bounded and described
as follows, to-wlt: On the north by lands of
Philip Petsinger; on the east by lands of Joseph
Harbison; on the south by lands of John Petsin
ger and on the west by lands of Wm. Watson;
containing ten acres of laud, be the same more
or less, log house, log shop and frame bank barn
thereon erected, also good orchard and good
spring of water thereon; all cleared and under
good lence. Within about one mile of Sarvers
station B. B, West Penn'a R. 11. Terms of sale
cash upon confirmation of sale by the Court,
Adm'r C.T.A, of Henry Goehrlng, dec'd
McJrmm & GALDKKATH. Att'y*.
I have ray store-room, in fact, made j
i It almost twice as large as It was ht-fore. and j
have also Increased nay stock, i have, by tar,
the largest and best selected stock or
Fine Drugs and Chemicals
In Butler county, and am now In position to I
supplv the wants of the people of tills county— j
even better than in the past.
You will do well to call on me when In the i
nee < of anything In the line ot
Fine Drugs and Medicines,
MY stock is verj complete and I'Rl' lIS VEHY
LO\V In inerli. ine quality is ot the iir>t impor
tance. >.o we -i\e particular attention to
our Dispels.-,lug Department is complete. A e
dispense only Pure Drugs or the
Finest Quality,
and our patrons may bring us their prescrip
tions. feeling certain that they will be carefully
and accurately filled.
Thanking the public for the very generous
Jiatronage they have accorded me In the past. I
lope to be able to serve them more acceptably
in the future, at the old stand.
No. 5, North Main St.,
Wm F, Miller.
Manufacturer of
Stair Hails,
and Newel-posts.
All kinds of wood-turning done to order, also
Decorated and Carved wood-work, such as
Casing. Corner blocks. Panels and all kinds of
fancy wood-work for inside decoration of
Something new and attractive. Also
at lowest cash prices.
Store at No. 40, N. Main street.
Factory at No. 89, N, Washington street.
Solid Tratfi'
Tw I s
>S°i dc < s
j^AiJ DR/ y\ E P ILLS
For Sal* by all Drugglito. Mee 25 c<«. per box;
3 lH)»e» for 65 ct».; or aent by mail, <"»
receipt of price. Dr. J. H. Scheuck & Son, Phil»d a.
The Keliable fi*
Bop Plaster.
Quickest remedy known for backache ami
all sudden, sharp or long-standing pains or weak
nesses of every kind. Virtues of fresh hops, bemloc*
and pine balsam combined. It is wonderfully
Soothing, Pain-Killing and Strengthening.
No failure possible. 25c; 6 for #l. Sold every
where or mailed for price by the proprietors.
HOP PLASTER CO.. Boston, Main.
Office at No. 4r>, S. Main street, over Frank &
(Jo's Dtutf store. Itutler, Pa.
Att'y at Law—Office at S. £. Cor. Malii St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att'y at Law—Office on South side of Diamond,
Butler, Pa.
Attorney at Law. Office at No. IT, East Jeffer
son St., Butler, Pa,
N. E. Corner Main and Wayne Sts.
All work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties Hold Fillings, and Painless In
fraction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
OfHre on Jefferson Street, one door East of Lowry
House, Cp Stair*.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
prompt attention,
N. U.—The only Dentist in Butler using the
best makes of teeth.
Office No. 65 South Main Street,
Physician and Surgeon,
No. 10 West Cunningham St.,
0 1/ WALDKON, Craduate of the Phlla
• IV. delphia Dental College, is prepared
to do anything l:i the line of Ills profession in a
satisfactory manner.
Office on Main street, Butler, Union Block
up stairs.
J. S. LUSK, M.D.,
Has removed from Harmony to Butler and has
his office at No. 9, Main St., three doors below
Lowry House. apr-30-tf.
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't.
Prescriptions carefully co.u
45 S. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
| The New York girl bows her stately head,
( A o»l sbe 6xes her stylish lips
In a fitm, bani way, and lets them go
In spasmodic little snips.
The Boston girl removeth her specs,
And freezeth her face with a smile:
Then she sticks out her lips, like an open
And cheweth a bean meanwhile.
The St. Louis girl says never a word,
And you'd think she was rather tame,
With her practical views of the matter in
But she gets there all the same.
The Baltimore girl, the pride of the South,
In her clinging and soulful way,
Absorbs it all with a yearning yearn
As big as a bale of hay.
The Chicago girl gets a grip on herself,
As she carefully takes ofl' her hat;
Then she grabs up the prize in a frenzied
Like a terrier shaking a rat,
The Pittsburg girl, so gentle and sweet,
Ltts her lips meet the coming kiss,
With the rapturous warmth, and the youth
ful souls
Float away on a sea of bliss.
T he Butler girl with her pretty eyes,
From which chain lightning shoots,
Just glues her velvet lips to yours.
And lifts out your soul by the roots.
A Queer Bargain.
Well, you see, said Cousin Sally
Baker, when the railroad people first
came along here with their queer ma
chines a-layin' out the new track, we
were all mightily exercised about it.
Some took one view and some anoth
er. Some was pleased, and said it
would open up a market to us and
increase the vally o' land; whilst
others allowed that the farms would
be ruiued, and the wheat fields set a
fire, and cattle run over and killed,
and the noise itself be an abidin' noo
I tell you some of 'em was real
mad, but the maddest of the hull lot
was ondeniably Betsey Ann Simcoe.
She was a single, unmarried wo
man about 40 or more, and lived on a
poor little place of her own, just
above the Cross-Keys tavern.
'Twas only two or three acres of
gravelly land, with a two-room bouse
on it. Folks said sbe had a leetle
money hid away somewhere, for she
was powerful sharp at making bar
gains, and held a tight grip on all she
got hold of; but, all the same, she
made a great talk about poverty, as
an excuse for not giving more to the
missionary-society and for repairs to
the meeting-house.
Still sbe seemed to get along's well
as anybody with her garden, and her
cow, and her poultry, and the little
gal she'd 'priuticed from the city's
poor-bouse to help do chores.
She wasn't a bad-tempered woman
in gcn'ral. but I tell you she was
mighty riled up the day the railroad
folks come to her house and told her
they were survey in' the track and
that it would hev to run straight
through her house.
She rared up then and 'lowed the
property was hers, and nobody had a
right to so much as set a foot on it
without her consent They were
civil enough, and explained, and said
they was willing to pay double the
vally o' the .hull property for the pri
vilege of running the road through.
Sbe wouldn't hear it, but out o'
sheer contraryness refused every offer,
though everybody could see that her
mouth watered at the very mention
of the money.
She said she'd never give up her
home, and if they run their injine
through the house 'twould be over
her mangled body. And she wound
up bv threatening if they didn't quit
in a short time, she'd have them ar
rested for trespasss on her premises.
Wei, the next day she went down
to Hobb's Holler to see her cousin,
Lucindy Parks, and talked over the
railroad business. Lucindy and the
rest tried to convince her that she'd
get the best o' the bargain by letting
the railroad company have the land;
but she 'lowed she'd not be turned
out o' doors to commodate a passel o'
sassy men folks that cared for noth
ing but their own good. She stayed
two days at Lucindv's, and then
went back to her own house at Cross-
Keys. Least ways, she went to
where she'd left her house standing,
but when she came in sight of it,
'twas gone, and nothin' of it left but
a lot o' wood and ashes.
Then there was a row! Betsey Ann
accused the railroad folks of burning
her house, and threatened to perse
cute 'em by the law. They 'lowed
they could prove by the neighbors
that it bad been done accidentally by
a passel o' tramps who camped on
the place the night she was away,
and made a fire in the woodshed to
roast some of her chickens for supper.
When the chips and wood caugbt and
set fire to the house, they got skeered
and made short tracks out o' Cross-
Keys. Betsey Ann was convinced
the railroad folks knew more about
these tramps than they chose to let
on. But she didn't say much—only
dropped a little hint that she'd be ev
en with them bimebv.
They offered to build her another
house if she'd give up the land. Sbe
said she'd consider of it and let 'em
know Purty soon they came to an
agreement, by which, besides paying
well for the land, they was to build
her a two-story, four-room frame
house, and likewise allow her to tra
vel free on the road for the rest of her
life whenever she wanted to, with a
female companion along.
At first they objected to the com
panion; but when she explained that
she was a lone woman and couldn't
think of exposing herself to the atten
tions of strange men by traveling un
protected, they laughed and agreed
to put in that condition along with
the rest, which was done, and the
papers made out and signed and seal
ed according to law, Yon see, they'd
hearn the neighbors lading at the idea
of Miss Simcoe ever travelin' on the
railroad—she had skeercely been fur
ther from home than Hobb's Holler
or Cowling Green meetin' house in
all her life and was most afeard to
trust herself out o' sight of her own
Well, the company kept their word,
and run up a two-story, four-room
frame house for Betsey Ann—sech as
it was. Sbe declared 'twas nothing
better than a shanty, that wouldn't
keep out the Summer's heat nor Win
ter's cold, aud was liable to be blown
away by the first high wind that
came along. The company said they
1 hadn't stipulated for tte exact way
the bouse was to be built, and they'd
I done the be6t they could afford to do,
j and she ought to be satisfied. She ;
I shut up then, but sot her jaw in a ,
1 way she bad of her own when she'd j
j made up her mind to something she ,
' didn'choose to talk about just yet. I
At last the road was finished, and j
one day everybody turned out to see .
the ingine for the fust time, come I
tearin' and acreechin' up Cross-Keys. :
Betsey Ann Simcoe, she looked on, j
with a kind o' smile of triumph, for
all the world's if the hull concern be
longed to her. Every time the train
passed she came out and looked at it
till she got used to seeing it and hear
ing its unearthly noise. And theu j
one day 6he tuck her little white help
along, and got aboard the cars and
rode up to the next station, as sbe
said to Bee how sbe liked it. Next
week she went ag'in as fur as Clover
dale, and a little after made another
trip, 'long with her cousin, Lucindy
Parks, clear up to the city.
Purty soon she got to be known to
all the railroad folks along the line,
and there was no end to the jokes
about her.
"By gosh!" says old Mr. Potter to
one o' the conductors, one day. "I'm
thinking you'll hev to fix up a car for
her spesbal 'commodation, if she goes
on this way longer."
'•Oh," answered he, a smiling,
"it's a novelty to her at present, but
we don't object. After awhile, when
her curiosity's gratified, she'il be con
tent to settle down at home ag'in,
and talk over her travels."
Well, she did stay quiet for a
week or two. and then took ag'in to
to riding on the rail. First she went
to Cloverdale to buy a tin kittle for
10 cents which she said was a saving
5 cents from gitten it at Cross-Keys.
Then she left her gal at home and
tuck Lucindy Parks along,all the way
to the city to sell her eggs and buy a
caliker gownd; and so it went all the
Summer. *
"Ob, never mind," says the con
ductor. smiling a hard kind of smile.
"She'il get tired of travelin' arter a
But she didn't seem to get tired.On
the contrary got she to making reg
ular trips,taking along first one person
and then another, until the conduct
ors got to looking aa grum as bears;
and even the firemen and injineers
scowled or laughed every time she
put in an appearance.
One injineer used to let off a fear
ful screech o' the b'iier whenever he
seed her coming; but, arter the first
scare, sbe got used to it and took no
And once when she was late and
the conductor started the train just as
sbe and Lucindy Parks was about
climbing aboard, she threatened to
sue the company if it happened
They knew she'd keep her word, so
they were all obliged to be ou their
good behavior to her.
So she kept it up all the first year
or two. Her way was to get aboard
with her female companion, whoever
it might be for the time, aud jest fix
herself comfortably near ihe stove or
at a window, 'cording as it was Sum
mer or Winter, and thar sit and knit
the whole journey through.
She'd carry one woman up maybe,
and bring another down, and at last
it came out that sbe was makin' a
regular business of it, with folks that
wanted to visit the town or country,
they paying her a half and a quarter
of the regular fare on what was pass
ed off on the railroads folks for a free
The company interfered then, and
said something about stopping it by
law; but she 'lowed they hadn't stip
erlated 'bout any business matters o'
hern, and she was keeping to the let
ter of the agreement.
Then they tried to buy her off, but
she said she was satisfied as things
was and wanted no change. Still, it
was clear that she was not only mak
ing money for herself but keeping the
company out of it.
There was one injineer named
Wells on one of the trains, and bime
by, when this had been going on a
matter of four or five years, Betsey
Ann Simcoe noticed that he always
tetched his cap and looked at her iu a
soft, spooney sort o' way whenever he
Been her.
One day, when she was standing
on the bank, ho flung a bokey of pinks
and bachelder-buttons to her feet, and
another time pitched her a pound o'
Then he handed her a newspaper
wite some verses in it marked with
charcoal—something about his heart
being captivated uy a lady "over the
way" that he'd never spoken to; and
at last came a letter saying as how
he'd seen her so often *on the cars,
uid he was sure she would make him
the good, clever, sensible wife he'd
always wanted, if she could only
bring herself to fancy him as he did
Well, she answered the letter, and
a meeting was fixed; but meantime
one o' the railroad chaps stepped in
and told her that Wells was getting
so dissipated that the company talked
of discharging him, but she might be
able to save him only on condition
that he'd give up going to bar
He considered of it and said he
would if she'd promise to give up her
railroad travelin and stay at home
and make it comfortable and agreea
ble for him and her.
So they both put it down in black
and white, and got witnesses to it,
and took oath to keep their words,
and then they was married.
Of course Betsy Ann Wells stayed
at home now, and set about doing all
she could to make it pleasant for her
husband. She had plenty of time to
do it in, for he didn't make his ap
pearance there once a month, skeerse
ly; and at last she found out that it
was all a put up job of the company's
who'd bribed Wells with S6OO to
marry her off tho road for good.
He was a reckless sort of a chap,
but not bad, and had always been as
sober and free from bar-rooms as a
Betsey Ann was awful cut up when
she found it out, for she'd set her
heart on him, as old maids are apt to
set their hearts on the first man that
purtends to keer for 'em.
She didn't say nothing,even to Lu
cindy Parks, but went right along do
ing the best sbe could to make it
pleasant for her husband whenever
he came to see her.
Aud at last, when he met with an
accident from a collision on the road
aud had to be laid up for weeks be
fore he got well again, she had him
taken from the hospital and nursed
him as tender aud keerful as a mother
does her ailing baby.
And would you believe it, thut in
time she brought the man round to be
ashamed of the tricks he'd played on
; her, and to be just as steady and
1 easv-going a husband as any in Cross- 1
| Keys!'
/ Betsey Ann Wells never weut on
I the rails again, except once or twice
j with her husband, paying her own
I fare
And once she told the coudujtor
| that spite of every thing the eompa- :
i ny had done, she'd got the best of the J
of the bargain a good husband and i
money enough to make him and her j
comfortable for life.
Dropped Two{ Miles.
"It is claimed by the balloonist {
Baldwin that he has dropped 5,000
thousand feet from his balloon with a j
parachute. I shall drop at least ten
thousand feet, and shall attempt what!
no other balloonist ever did—l shall
drop with the parachute closed, leav
ing it entirely to the fall to open it."
So said Edward D. Hogan to a
a group of newspaper men who had
assembled at Jackson, Mich., last
Wednesday morning on a yacant lot
northwest of the town to see him
make his foolhardy venture.
Hogan lives with his family at No.
321 Van Buren street. He was for
fourteen years employed in a planing
mill and only during the last four
years has devoted himself to balloon
ing as a profession. He has studied
the subject thoroughly, however, for
many years, having from childhood
taken the keenest interest in it. Hs
rigged up a workshop at his home
and there he spent every spare mo
ment experimenting in the construc
tion of balloons, ami during the past
twenty years has made frequent short
ascensions. Daring the past, few
months he has given his attention to
parachutes, and on Feb. tub. last, an
nounced that he would ascend to an
altitude of 10,000 feet and drop from
the car.
"There is no use," be said, "unless
I cau beat all previous records and
fall further than any living man A
few hundred feet, less or a few hun
dred feet more will count nothing for
me. I must at least double the dis
He repeated this talk when getting
bis car ready, and at twenty-five m;n
utes to ten the balloon ascended. As
it left the earth one of the guy rop-is '
holding the parachute broke. As
soon as possible Hogan descended.
"It'll go up again in an hour," he a
The second trial was a success, j
The balloon at five minutes past j
eieven shot up to a distance of fully
10,000 feet. It then settled about 300
feet and hung like a ball in space.
The crowd watched the balloon with
bated breath. Observers provided
with powerful glasses saw Hogan
make ready to jump. "He'll weaken,"
said some one. "No fc " cried another
watcher, "he is getting out," Hogan
drew up the parachute till he reached
the guy ropes, to which he lashed
himself. He did not expect the para
chute to open for the first two or three
hundred feet, and be was afraid he
might be shaken loose by the rapiditv
of the drop unless he took the pre
caution to fasten himself.
When Hogan stepped on the edge
of the car to spring into space the
watchers grew pale and sick. Surely
this daring man was going to certain
death. A &hout of horror weat up.
Hogan had dropped.
Down like a cannon ball he fell for j
500 feeet. The parachute had not yet
opened. Down it came, like a gigan
tic, elongated bird. Suddenly a shout
went up The parachute had caught
the air. It opened like the wings of
a monster eagle. Hogan's flight.;
downward was almost stopped with
a jerk.
Then the parachute settled down to
a steady journey earthward with its
passenger, and in three minutes from
the time the reckless man left the bal
loon car he lauded safely in an open
field some little distance from where
the ascent was made.
The correspondent was almost the
first to grasp the hand of the aero
naut. "I lost my breath," Hogan said,
"when I shot down so fast, but I
cautrht it again after a while. It was
a great jump, wasn't it?"
He had never seen a man jump
with a parachute, and his was home
made, containing 100 yards of stout,
cloth. He was much disappointed at
the slow time made, expecting to
come dewn in ninety seconds.
The parachute was twenty feet in
diameter. Oscillation was guarded
against by means of a four-inch hole
in the apex.
The Public Road Law.
It is a general doctrine of law in
this country that tho land in the
highways belongs to the owners of
the land on each side. The farm
generally extends to the middle of the
road, and the public has only the
right to pass aud repass in an orderly
manner, and keep the road in repair.
The farmer owns the highway, the
soil, grass, trees, stones, gravel and
everything else upon the surface or
under it, and may use thom in any
way that does not effect the public
right of passage, and the law will
protect his ownership in them just as
if they lay inside his own fence.
Notwithstanding the fact the farmer
owns the land of the road, he cannot
use it himself for any purpose which
at all interferes with the public right
thereto. He cannot put his wood
piles, wagons or pig pens thereon,
and if he does, and the traveler runs
into them at night and is injured, he
would not only be liable for private
damage sustained but he may be in
dicted for obstructing the public high
way. No person has a right to pas
ture on the side of the farmer's high
way any more than in the enclosed
lands, nor can he bitch a horse to a
tree there without being liable for
trespass,especially if the horse should
gnaw the tree or do other damage.
If a person lets his cattle go into the
highway he is liable for trespass they
commit by simply being there unlaw
fully; for "the injury they occasion to
the sod or barking of the trees, and
for any other damage they may do.
If while there they hook or kick or
bite any person, lawfully using the
way he would be liable for the inju
Turned it White.
A Georgia negro, having hurt his
leg, treated the wound with mud
from the Ocala swamp, and found i
when he removed the bantage that
the wound was healed and that the
leg had turned almost white. The
result is that the negroes of the vicin
ity are flocking to the swamp and
covering themselves with the mud, (
hoping that it will turn them white, j
An Indian Legend of the Sour
This little tale is associated with
that portion of Western Peunsylva
uia now embraced by B'Uler and Ve
nango counties. In the former, where
the pleasaut town of Butler is now
lound, the glassy Connoquenessing
then wandered through a hoary for
est. In its meandering the stream
did not touch a grander scene tiian
that opposite the present mill site in
the southern precincts ot that town.
The abrupt hill rested its foot upon
the rocks which lined the stream and
formed a wall just wheje the water
went leaping over a precipice and
kept singing a neyer-dvin;* anthem to
the Most High. The beauty of this
sequestered spot—the grandeur of the
rock-ribbed hill, and the magnificence
of the forest, with their mirrored
counterparts in the placid water; ere
it went dashing and crashing and
splashing over the stony abyss—must'
await a description from a more plas
tic pen.
The pale-face stepped upon the
scene and it was changed.
The mutilating hand of that prog
ress which has no eye for beauty nor
care for old land marks, has spared
but three of the historic rocks on the
stream and has made two of them
pay tribute from thsir massive pro
portions. Here Massev Harbisou, so
celebrated in the annals of Pennsyl
vania pioneer history, crossed the
chasm on a log with her babe in her
arms, a captive to the wily savaga.
The central and largest one rises high
atid perpendicularly from the water.
It has a large, flat top, easily accessi
ble trom the hillside, and is promi
uently connected with this romance.
It is known as the Lovers' Rock,
probably from this incident. How
erer, the most remarkable object in
the locality is a spring of sour water
iu the midst of numerous freshwater
spriugs. No natural reason has ever
been giveu for this phenomenon, and
lor these facts the writer is indebted
to the time-stained pages of a diary
which he found in a rickety old gar
ret. It was ensconced among the
dusty papers of an old and somewhat
eccentric lawyer, who has long since
mouldered to dust.
So ranch by way of prelude or ex
planation. To proceed, the acene is
shifted to the depth of a forest which
flourished a century since in Venango
i county.
It was a beautiful spring afternoon.
A limpid stream meanders through the
forest, and where the genial rays of
the 1 sun fell through the interweaving
foli acre upon its surface, it sparkled
like a thread of silver. A little canoe
floated almost noiselessly on its
boson. The trio it carried were on
thoir pilgrimage to a religious cere
mony of the Seneca Indians, and all
maintained an oppressive silenca—
such as proceeds from heavy hearts.
A large, swarthy savage stood in the
middle with a paddle; the other pas
sengers occupied seats. In one end
sat his daughter, Minne-wa-wa, "belle
of the Senecas, pride of the forest,"
in the other, an adopted son, whose
complexion and features, despite his
gay Indian trappings, disclosed his
descent. This was the German cap
tiye, Fritz Schleiermann.
Only the occasional dash of the pi
lot's paddle broke the monotonous
silence. The captive gazed thought
fully into the water and recalled the
past; to the sky and traced a horo
scope of his future. Each cruel inci
dent of ten yearß of captivity—from
his kidnapping on the Susquehanna
river to the last punishment for at
tempted escape—was reproduced in
his mind. His breast rose indignant
fell despondent. Impulsively he
i grasped his tomahawk. His captor
stood with hie back toward him, and
one blow would put him out of the
way forever. One blow—it was
never dealt; the cruel red-skin was
Minne-wa-wa's father.
This maid of the forest was known
far and wide for her exquisite physic
al beauty, of which no description
has been left to us; but, what is far
better, we get an occasional glimpse
of the beauty of her character. Amid
the darkness and frigid atmosphere
of barbarism she bloomed a rare, pure
and pretty flower. She heard with
the greatest interest the Biblical story
—God's mercy and Christ's beautiful
life and great sacrifice—as it fell from
the lips of the captive. Many a moon
fonnd them hid beneath the trees;
the captive giving the gist of the
scripture passages he had learned
| from the Catechism, and Minne-wa
wa committed them to memory. Soon
the God of the captive was Minne
wa-wa's God; and his prayers were
her prayers. Secretly she befriended
him—lightened his burdens and in
creased his joys. Her feeble arm pre
vented cruel blows, and her influence
frequentlv stayed acts of bloody vio
lence. Many braves of distant wig
wams aspired to her hand. She re
jected the famous, the influential, the
honored, for one poor, disgraced, and
oppressed. Fritz, the German cap
tive, was the choice of Minne-wa.wa,
•'belle of the Senecas; pride of the for
The Indian hater can find in the
puro love and fidelity of this child of
the wofcds an exception to bis pessi
mistic rule. Perhapß, if he makes an
unprejudiced examination, he will
discover that the Indian is linked to
bis white brother by more sympa
thies and affections and fewer vices
than are usually ascribed to him.
After all, we are creatures of the self
same God, and all aspiring to an im
mortality in which our ideal of hap
piness will be perfected.
But, while we have been moral
izing, the canoe has pulled up among
some blooming laurels and our loiter
ers have joined the worshipers who
preceded them. It was a motley
gathering, full of life and talk. Lazy
old braves lay stretched in the sun on
their blankets. Here and there sat
a group of idle warriors smoking,
gambling, and feasting; laughing at
their rude witticisms or magnifying
their own deeds of exploit and advan
ture. Wrinkled old women, as they
glided about the mess-pots and fires,
passed the latest morsels of gossip,
which is always the sweetest, from
lip to lip. Bevies of gallant youths
engaged in savage sports, while the
forest rang with their shout aud the
applause of interested warriors. Of
course there were young damsels
there too, adorned in their brightest
costumes and smiles, and not at all
adverse to doing a little innoceut flirt
ing. And, as if to give additional
diversity to the picturesque scene,
troupes of nude little children with
mischievous black eyes went
darting about —now here, now there
—making the camp ring with the ma-
I sic of their jolly voices. Such waß
| camp life before worship—a continual
1 holiday; or what oar average youth
would dub "a regular picnic,"
AH might be inferred, these assem
blies resulted in numerous barters,
betrothals and so on. Their love
affairs, like those of our own in which
bicoted, aristocratic or mercenary pa
rants are concerned, were consumma
; ted with little regard to the bride's
choice; but the aborigines possessed
less hypocrisy and more honesty than
these, and the chap who would give
the most, instead of the one who had
j the most wealth, got the girl.
Amoujf the visitors on this occasion
! was Te-caugh-re-ta-ne-go, a young
i sub-chief. He was handsome, "fleet
as an arrow, sly as a fox, and strong
as a bear;" but he was insolent,
j haughty, tyrannical. He saw Minne
wa-wa, became enamored, paid her
father his price and decided to take
his new wife to his distant lodge
I when camp dispersed. It was a de
sirable match. The young brave was
heir apparant to the chieftancy of the
tribe, and it was considered as a fine
stroke of diplomacy by the bride's
Minne-wa-wa received the intelli
gence with horror—the captive with
dismay. This is the beginning of the
When the time for the ceremony
had arrived, the gayety of the camp
was transformed into an awfal si
lence, and the bands collected on the
banks of the creek. A dam had been
constructed so as to collect the bub
bles of petroleum which rose to the sur
face, and also the little streams which
occasional run from the banks, and
hence the water was covered with a
thick scum. Imagine the sublimity
of the scene and the grandeur of that
temple. Gigantic hills, clothed with
majestic forest, rise on every side as
walls; the velvet sod forms a beauti
ful carpet; the altar is a glassy
stream bearing a golden
sacrifice; the pulpit is
a mossy rock; the music, the song of
cascade, and the heavens, an arched
roof. In that temple hundreds of
gayly decked and painted savages
stood motionless during the mysteri
ous incantations of their high priest,
the medicine man, and the speech of
their chief, as he recited the con
quests and victories of his people and
their valorous ancestors. Then a
torch was applied to the scum. The
surface of the stream burst into a
complete conflagration, The magni
ficent flames leaped, one higher than
the other—vied with each other
longed to kiss the skies with their
tongues of fire! Every savage jump
ed into the air and, amid the wildest
gesticulations, gave forth a shout
that made the bills and valleys echo,
and re-echo again and again. Here,
then, were the children of the Sun in
the depths ot the Western forest—
here was revived the worship of the
[The writer firmly believes that
the ethnologist can discover in the
customs and ceremonies of the Seneca
Indians traces that might ultimately
reveal the origin of the American ab
originese. The fire deity hails from
the Orient, and it is said the symbols
aud hieroglyphics are almost Bimilar
to those of the ancient Egyptians and
When the excitement was highest
the captive and Minne-wa-wa escap
ed. Now, all was over and the
bands were about to depart. Te
caugh-re-ta-ne-go searched in vain
for Minne-wa-wa. When the cap
tive's absence was discovered the
true situation flashed upon his mind.
Wild with rage he organized a party
and went in pursuit. The trail took
to the sooth.
We catch our first glance of the
fugitives as they emerge from ft thick
et with pursuers close in the rear. A
shot is fired after them. Another
and yet another, whizzes by—but the
.lovers are beyond gunshot. Up-hill,
down-hill, through underbrush, over
stony ground, through swamps—-they
speed like arrows. An occasional
pheasant whirs from their path or a
frightened deer darts past.
They continue their speed without
the least abatement and perspiration
streams from their browa. They in
crease ithe distance between them
selves and their pursuers, who follow
in hot chase. Ten, fifteen miles are
accomplished and there is still no evi
dence of their slackening pace. It is
race for life. They maintain their
terrific speed, reach tho Connoquen
essing creek and lose sight of their
pursuers. Have they given op the
chase ? God knows 1 The lovers
continue their speed down the stream
Their faces and necks are swollen
and their veins seem ready to burst.
On they bound. Mile after mile is
laid behind. They arrive at the rock
before described, and there is still no
evidence of the followers. They
pause a moment—nature revolts.
Their breasts heave convulsively and
they tremble in every limb. They
run out on the rock, which offers a
commanding view, to ascertain if
pursuit has really ceased. Hush 1 a
slight rustle among the leaves. The
glimmer of a gun barrel—ft shftrp re
port—and the fugitive falls and rolls
into the chasm.' A scream—a leap—
and Minne-wa-wa is with her affi
Anguish did its work. When the
red dovils crept steathily to the edge
of the rock and looked over, it was
only to find her dead; both dead
head in each other's arms, They had
run the race for life to meet death at
the end.
The Indians then repaired' to the
spring on the hillside, for; they were
hot and exhausted. Moreover, the
spring was the most famons in the
country and pleasant to the taste.
"But," says the diary, "the Great
Spirit was displeased with the acts
of Te-caugh-re-ta-ne-go; he was angry
at the death of Minne-wa-wa, the belle
of the Senecas, the pride of the forest;
and when the lips of the chief tonched
the water of the spring, it was curat
and became instantly sour."
After covering the bodies of the un
fortunates with stones, some of which
remain even to this day, the Indians
went their way, never to return.
"Such," concludes my athority, "is
the tale of Minne-wa-wa, the belle of
the Senecas, the pride of the forest;
such is the legend of sour water, of
the spring that is curst."
P W. N. H.
from Lima, Ohio, to Chicago, 111.,
covering 200 miles, will be ia opera
tion in two months. The pipe is of
the 6 and 8 inch variety. The capac
ity ot the line will be 200,000 barrels
a day.
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