Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, August 31, 1888, Image 1

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    VOL. XXV.
] !< >OTS SHOES,
Wliile the (iro.it Majority of the People of Butler Co.
Want Solid, Good, Reliable Boots and Shoes
Worth the money they pay. The latter go to
For their Boots and Shoes. They do it because he
has the largest stock to select from; because they can
and do rely on what he tells them about the goods.
>'o two or three prices—same to all. No tricky ad
vertising done, such as goods at 48 cts, 09 cts, etc.
2so auction, or OLD SAMPLE LOTS, put in as would make
lelieve at 00 cents on the dollar, but fresh new
stales made to order by the best manufacturers in the
country to-day. You always want to keep an eye
open on the iellow that says he is giving his goods
away at oU cts on the dollar. Either he or the
goods i.» considerably off' colour.
Our selection is large in Ladies' Shoes of all
kinds at SI.OO, $1.25, $1.50, $2 00 and up to 8-4.50
We don't say they are worth twice the money we ask
for them; or to comeyrjuick, never get such a chance
.'itrain; and, at your own price, and all such nonsense;
but do say that nowhere can you find their equals,
especially our $1.25, $1.50 and $2.00 Kid Button
Hoots. 'I hey are genuine Kid and JJongola warrant
ed, and very handsome styles in all widths and
shapes, and we intend to try to supply all customers
that want these goods, if we can get them fast
enough from the factory. Have had some trouble
lately on account of our rapidly increasing trade on
these shoes to get them fast enough to meet the de
AVe intend to extend this opportunity to you of
getting these goods at any time, as we intend to keep
a full stock at all times. (They are not shop worn
sample shoes.) Hence, if it don't suit you to come
this week, come next, as we intend to get them in
quantities to meet the demand. Some say, "Strike
while the iron is hot." You can strike any day or
hour at Ilusclton's and find the iron hot.
See our Ladies', Misses' and Children's Slippers.
Lace Oxfords, Opera, very fine at 50 cts and up.
Wigwam, Lawn Tennis in Ladies', Gents', Misses and
Our sales are very large in Men's Fine Shoes, in
Button Bals and especially in Congress. We have all
styles, widths and prices from SI.OO and up. You
should stop in and see our new lines in Boys' and
Souths' Shoes, the finest we have ever shown. They
are sellers. Why, they sell themselves. Don't for
get to look at our immense stoctc of Misses' and
Childrens' Spring Heel Shoes, the finest and best fit
ting goods for the least money of any goods in this
country. We warrant every pair.
Men's, Boys' and Youths' Brogans, Plow Shoes,
Box-toe Kip Shoes for oil country, at low prices,
Please bear in mind that in buying at Iluselton's you
are protected in prices, styles and wear. Come and
see us.
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YF.i V f.OWKST PRICES. Our Clearing Out Salo in July
was i;■> >-i at a SIK-CCSS that we will continue it during August.
If you want to excurt, combine business with pleasure
and come t.» Butler and take advantage of the GREAT BAR
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor of
Urady building, Diamond, Duller, Pa.
J, F. BriitainT^
Att'y at I.:nr—Office at S. E. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Duller, 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,
Dr. N. M. Hoover,
Office over Boyd's Dru;j Store,
Office at No. 4"i, S. Main street, over Frank &
<o's DlUtf Store. Butler, Pa.
N. E.Corner Main and Wayne"Sts.
Ail work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in Hi" neatest maimer.
Specialties :—Gold Fillings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Office oil Jefferson Street, One door East of Lowrj
IIOUM-, lip Stair*.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
prompt attention,
X. B.—The only Dentist in Butler using the
bfst makes of teeth.
Office No. 66 South Main Street,
Physician and Surgeon,
No. 10 West Cunningham St.,
J7 S. 3LUSK, I¥I.D„
Has removed from Harmony to Butler and ha«
his office at. No. 9, Main St., three doors below
Lowry House. apr-30-tf.
0 1/ WALDItON, Graduate of the Plilla
. «v. delphia Dental College, is prepared
todo anything l:i Ihe line of his profession in a
satisfactory maimer.
Office 011 Main street, Butler, opposite the
Vogeley House.
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't.
Stewart & Patterson.
tractors and Builders, are both men of years of
experience In fine house building and framing.
All persons thinking or building will do well
to see them and look over their designs.
Residence on l'.ilrvlew Ave., Sprlngdale.
Postofllce, Butler, Pa.
"It is of 110 use to argue the question,
I arn neither stubborn nor opinionated, I
haye simply ha<l a lesson that will last a life
"Look here, Jack! you are like some old
bachelor who has lieen jilleil by one wo
man, and goes about declaring all women are
"Not at all ! my brother Charles died of
Bright's disease, brought on i.y using one of
these so-called 'blood purifiers' fhe kind
you see attractively advertised in fcvery nook
and corner. It contained iodide of potassum,
a drug useful in extreme eases when cau
tiously given under a doctor's supervision,
but death-dealing to all who take it in quan
tity. If your brother had died under such
circumstances, you would hate patent medi
cines as I do." •
"I do dislike the name of that miscalled
'blood purifier,' for I have heard first class
physicians say it is the cause of half the cas
es of Bright'* disease in the country, and it is
strange the proprietors have not been prose
cuted for selling it. But / was recommend
ing Vinegar Bitten and that does not con
tain any mineral, narcotic or other hurtful
"Oh, nobody supposes tiiat old woman's
remedy will hurt uuybody; the question is
will it cure anything? I'd as soon think of
taking some of iny grandmother's herb tea."
"You would be better off, Jack, if you had
some of that tea to tone up your system now,
instead of taking a glass of brandy to make
you sleep one night, und perhaps a bottle of
beer the next."
"Is this a temperance lecture, Phil?"
"No, it is a Vinegar Hitters lecture. I've
taken the medicine more or le.-.s for fifteen
years, aud look the world over, you will not
find a healtber man than I am.
"What is all this nonsense about old slyle
and new style Vinegar Hitters; are they dif
f " Yes, the old style looks like coffee with
milk in it, the new style like coffee without
milk. The man who made the old slyle for
twenty years- a practical chemist made a
milder, pleosanter, preparation, adding to it
here, aud taking from it there, until he pro
duced, my wile says, the finest medicine ever
made. It cured her of constipation, and it
cures the children of hives aud all the little
ailments they ever have. If my wife thinks
they have worms, she doses them with old
style. We always have both kinds in the
house, aud together they keep the doctor
"And you insist that the proof of the pud
"Is the eating—precisely. Jack, get a
bottle of the old style Vinegar Bitters—men
1 think, prefer old style usually—try it, and
you will then be like au old bachelor who,
after railing against women for years, falls
in love good woman at last. You will
say there are good and bail patent medicines,
but Vinegar liitt -rs is the best of the lot.'"
"All right, I'hil, to please you, I'll try it
and report results.''
The mil) Temperance lllllern Imonn. It stlmu-
IMK« I lie Serif's, rem Istr* till* llonil* sail pro
duces a |ierferl hliuiil iln itiation, nlilrh Is niif«
til restore prrlrcl Ileallh.
W. HAVIS, of ti;» llaronne at... Sew Or
leanH, 1,a., writes under Chile May SOtli, I*B*, as
■ I have been going to tin- Hot Springs, Ark.,
for fifteen years for an Itching humor In my
{•food. I have lust Used three tsiltlcsof Vlne
„;o KjttprM. ami It tins illilit* mi' more gisHl limn
the ttpfl,ig». II J„ ;j;« ts'st. medicine made."
JOHKPII j. KUAN, or NO, 76 Wudl -1,, vj;:y
York, says: "Have not been without Vinegar
Itlilers for the past twelve years, and consider
It a whole medli-tiic chest In our family."
A bouutiful Book freo.
Ail lire nil, It 11. NrllOMAl.lt lilt IN CO.,
OHt H ■ihliiploii lit., Sen tork.
Air: Old Lo>j Cabin in the Lane.
lam a Lard working farmer and farming is
my trade,
I work upon my farm both day and night,
Feeding pigs and chickens and doing neces
sary chores
And seeing that my stock is kept right,
I always can be found where my duty bids
me go,
Whether in the sunshine or the rain,
Upon the little farm with my wife and chil
dren too,
In that rented log cabin in the lane.
Then here's luck to every farmer that works
upon the farm,
May protection for them always remain,
May tariff protect their sheep, when they lay
down to sleep
On their pretty little farm in the lane.
Tae sweat drops from my brow upon each
hill of corn,
As the day goes by and night comes steal
ing on.
The boy who rides the horse to plough keeps
tooting of his horu,
I>y yelling all the time, Go long,
And when I'm near the end I hear that wel
come sound
Of oar sea shell sounding from the lane,
'Tis my supper call I know as it vibrates
through the air,
From that rented log cabin in the lane.
Then here's link to every man that works
upon the farm,
May Protection for them always remain,
May tariff protect their sheep wheu
they lay down to sleep
On their pretty little farm in the laue.
Now this little tariff cry is more precious
and more dear
To myselt and my darling Mary Jane,
The reason why I think so is because it pro
tects our home,
Which shelters our babies in the lane.
Although our flocks are small, they're pro
tected all the same,
And we ask for tariff on the grain,
For we would rather pay it on what little we
Than to lose our log cabin in the lane.
Then here's luck to every laboring man who
eirns his daily bread,
May Protection for them always remain,
May tariff protect their home and may sor
rows never come
Around their happy fireside in the lane.
Our brother working man is now getting
good wages
fJFor every day's work he cin do,
If they take his wages from him, to his wife
what will they say
When they see her children dying, too.
His wife, his family and himself are trying
their best to get along.
Will they stop his work aud give his
family pain,
For if they remove the tariff just to help that
foreign throng,
It's good-by to all laborers in the lane.
Then here's luck to every laboring man who
earns his daily bread,
May Protection for them always remain,
May tariff protect their home and may sor
rows never come
Around their happy fireside in the lane.
The; Man Who Wasn't Fiiten.
The next afternoon I reached Por
ter's place, so called, though there
was only a single cabin and a rough
shed for the mule. I happened in at
an unfortunate moment. A irirl
14 years of nge saw me coming ity
the trail, and she came down a bit to
meet me. She was a veritable elfin in
look, bareheaded, barefooted, ragged
and her tangled hair flying around
her head. She had a finger in her
mouth as she came up, but she took
it out to say:
"Cribbins to you, stranger."
"And cribbins to you, my child."
The term "cribbins" is often used
in the place of "Hello!" or "How are
you?" The meaning is that you have
arrived at a crib or feeding-place and
are welcome.
"And how are pap and mam?" I
asked as we shook bunds.
"Mam's dun gone and got mad,
and pap's cryin'. Can't you hear her?
Matn shouldn't jaw-bone pap all the
time. Pap does best ho kin."
I could hear the shrill tones of a
woman's voice as we drew nearer,
and when we reached the iloor I halt
ed in embarrassment, seeing tnat the
family skeleton was out.
"Ob! mam!" called the girl whose
name was Mary.
"You shot!" replied the woman,
whose back was toward us.
"Ob! main, but yere's a goer!" (tra
The mother came to the door, sur
veyed me for a moment, and then ex
tended her hand and said:
"Cribbins to you, stranger. Jim,
yere's a goer: Come hero and clutch."
A tall, thin, cadaverous looking
man came forward, wiped his eyes
with a rag, blew his nose several
times, and held out his baud and said:
"(Jripety-to clutch, aud cribbins to
you, stranger. Pete Farrell was
along this morning, and be said you
was makin' this way."
"Perhaps I had better go on."
"Oh! shucksl" exclaimed the wife,
"you come right in! it's nothin' to
speak of, I was dun tellin' Jim what
a pore wuthless critter be was."
"Stranger, Jim Porter gins ye crib
bins with all bis heart," added the
man and we went in.
The situation seemed to strike
Mary all in a heap aud after a hearty
laugh she suid:
"Pears BO titterish that he'un
caught mam coon-killin' dad?"
"You shet! called the mother, "if I
was coon killiu' dad he desarved it!"
"I'll leave it to he'un if I do," put
in the husband.
"It's this way," explained the girl
as she stood up to motion it off.and her
face covered with a laugh. "Mam's
a great getter (bustler;. Dad's a
great sitter. We's pore and that makes
in am mad, but dad says we's bound
to be pore, and so ho don't worry."
"That's it honey,"said the woman,
"and now, stranger, I want to bev a
little buzz (talk) with you. I want
to tell you all about Jim."
"And I want to tell you all about
her," added the busbaud
"And I want to tell ye all about
the hull passle of 'em!" chuckled
Mary in a feather.
The mother jumped for her, hut
the girl skipped out doors with a
shout, and then we prepared for the
talk 1 gave Jim auig.tr. tLe wife
lighted her pipe, and when the smoke
got to curling up she began.
"Stranger, we ar' the most shuck
less passle in these yere bills, au he-
'un isall to blame fur it"
"Now, Pollyi" cbided the husband.
"Deed ye ar', Jim We've bin
■ hitched fifteea years. Wo cum right
yere to this very shak.-down fifteen
j years ago, an' yere we ar' to day.
We did hev a little sunthiu' to begin
on, but it's all gone now. Stranger,
I hevn't got but one towel in this
yere cabin, au' that's got a hole into
"Shucks, Polly! Who wants to use
"We had three new sheets when
we cum yere—reg'lar sheets fur the
bed," continued the wife, "but whar
ar' they now? We had four pillar
cases, but they s dun gone. We had
cups and sassers, but ye can'c find
'em now. Stranger, look about ye
an' see see how pore an' down-ridden
we ar'!"
"An' it's my fault, of course!" said
the husband, beginning to cry.
"That's what I'll always grip by
(stick to), Jim. If you was a gitter
we'd bin rich folks afore this."
"Shucks. Polly!"
"Oh it hain't no use of hetchin'
(scoffing), Jim. If it wann't for me
an' the gal you'd starve to death.
You began to sot almost as soon as
we got got spliced, an' you've got
wuss every year. I tell ye, stranger,
it keeps me clean beat. Other folks
git along an' go ahead, but we'uus
goes down hill every day. We hain't
got nuthin', an' we can't git nuth -
in', an' the Lord doan' keer no mo
about us than so many onerv skunks!"
With that she burst out cryin, and
Jim wept the harder, and Mary look
ed in at the door and seriously ob
"Stranger, ye want to talk to pap
powerful sassy. He's tryin' to be fit
ten, an' everybody knows he never
will be fitten."
"That's what ails him," said the
wife as she choked back her tears.
"What's he trying to be fitten for?" j
I asked.
"To spread the Gospil, stranger.
He's got his nose in that ar' Bible all
day long. He wants to be fitten to
preach, but he niverbe. If he would
n't try to fitten he'd go to work and
airn sunthiu'."
"Why can't I be fitten?" asked
Jim. "Wasn't Moses, St. John aud
Paul fitten?"
"Yes, but they wasn't pore ignor
ant squatters, an' you know it. They
had calls."
"An' haven't I got a call! Didnn't
I hear a voice in my dreams a-sayin':
'Jim Porter, the Lord calls ye to lab
or in his tac-yard. Fitten yerselt an'
go forth.' "
"Shucks!" called Mary from the
"Pore critter!" sighed the wife.
"I'll leave it to the stranger if I
kin be fitten," said Jim, and be went
over and got his Bible and opened it
and began to read:
"O, give t h-a-n-k-8, thanks, unto
Lord, for he-he-is-is- g-o-o-d, good;
be—be—because his m-e-r-c-y, mercy
He was two minutes getting that
far, and he closed the book and said:
"Stranger, be honest an' squar'
with me. Am I fitten Will I ever
be fitten?"
"You are no more fitten to go out
and preach than a coon iq, to sing
pslams," I replied.
"I said so, Jim Porter—tole ye so
all the time!" shouted the wife.
"Hooray!" Pap hain't fitten!"
cheered Mary.
"Stranger, have I mistook!" asked
JKm in a trembling voice. "Didn't I
htifcr no voice a calliu' on me to be
"No, my friend, you'd simply ex
cite ridicule. You might have
done some good five
hundred years ago, but you
can't now. There are too many
preachers Those who spread the
gospel are smart and well educated "
"Shucks! An' I ain't got no call?"
"No, my friend."
"An' I won't hev?"
"An' you truly say I've mistook?"
"You certainly have. You could
n't help the cause of religion two
cents' worth in ten years."
"Glory to jumper, strauger, but I'm
so glad!" shouted the wife.
"He hain't fitten, an' he'll never be
fitten to be fitten—hooray!" added
"An'—an' what shall I do. strau-.
"Go to work—clear off more land
—raise more corn and potatoes—cut
bark and dig roots to sell—haul wood
—do anything to earn abetter living.
That's your call."
"Stranger, I'll do it? Put it thar'!
I thought I waß fitten, but I wasn't
I thought I had a cull.but I reckon I
was dreamin', Pete Farrell said you
was honest an' squar'. You've dun
tole me right .Polly cum yore! Mary,
cum yere! I've mistook. You said
80, but I wouldn't believe it. I know
it now, an' to-morrer I'm anew man!'
When I was going away in the
morniug I left ten yardß of calico with
the wife for a new dress, some rib
bons for Mary aud a plug of "navy"
for the husband. Mother aud daugh
ter fell to crying over it, and Jim had
such a lump in his throat that be
eouldu't speak to me until wo had
gone half a mile. Then ho stopped
for the good-bye,and said;
"I see it mighty cl'ar now, stran
ger. Some folks is litten an' some
hain't. While you is fitten to be
toted right iuto Heaven's gates, 1
hain't fitten to go in ahead of
A Graphic Olscrlption of tho
Market Street English
New York Sun.]
It is amusing to hear a Simon-pure
free trader when ho lets himself
looso, takes a running high jump over
the facts, and gayly lands on the soft
est spot he can find, not infrequently
in consequence landing on his head.
Doubts and Difficulties envelop many
subjects to the generality of men, but
the free trader is cocksure. Other
people may conjecture, suppose, sur
mise. He knows; in fact he knows
it all. Standing on a tripod of supe
riority, he darts prophetic (Jreek lire
at his life long foe. protection. Hut
the unappreciative world refuses to
be set on fire, and laughs and goes
its way. So that the economist
prophet usually remains without hon
or in his own country, and is even
compelled to share in the blessings
which protection brings upon it.
—Libby prison, Richmond, will
not bo removed, to Chicago, as was
—A Haley,N. 11. firm has an order
from New York for 50,000 torch
{TwoSLrong Speeches Deliver
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INDIANAPOLIS, August 14.—Since
10 o'clock this morning the streets
have resounded with the beating of
drums and the blaring of the trumpets
of the delegations calling upon Gen. <
Harrison. Hamilton County lies just j
twenty miles awav, and since the or
ganization of the Republican party it i
has never failed to give a majority
against the Democracy, its majority
has always been a large one, 1200 for
Blaine, and they promise to make it
1300 for Harrison. To-day the Re
publicans of that county came to pay
their respects to the leader of the par
ty. The excursionists filled forty
eight cars to their utmost capacity.
It was a fine day—clear and cool. By
the time the head of the delegation
reached the park thousands of the
citizens of Indianapolis wero there
waiting for them. The procession
was led by a banner bearing the in
scription: "We are the sons of Ben
jamin and Levi and will get there.
Eli." It was greeted with round af
ter round of applause.
General Harrison was in excellent
trim. His rest had proyed beneficial
to him and he looked in vigorous
health and said he was able to shake
hands with any number of thousands.
The visitors were introduced bv Col.
Gray. General Harrison was es
pecially happy in his response touch
ing upon the influence of home on cit
izenship. A great text can be found
in the single sentence: "The home
is the best as it is the first school of
good citizenship." He said:
Colonel Gray and my Hamilton
County friends: The demonstration
which you have made this morning is
worthy of Hamilton County; it is
worthy of the great party to which
you have given the consent of your
minds and the love of your hearts; it
is altogether more than worthy of
him whom you have come to greet.
You come from a county that,as your
spokesman has said, is greatly favor
ed, a county rich in its agricultural
capacity; but,as I look into your faces
this morning, I turn from the contem
plation of material wealth to the
thought of those things that are high
er and better. [Applause and cries
of "Good, good."]
I congratulate you not so much
upon the rich farm lands of your
county as upon your virtuous and
happy homes. [Applause.] The home
is the best, as it is the first, school of
good citizenship. It is the great con
servative and assimilating force. I
should despair for my country if
American citizens were to be trained
only in our schools, valuable as their
instruction is. It is in the home that
we first learn obedience aud respect
for law. Parental authority is the
type of beneficent government. It is
in the home that we learn to love, in
the mother that bore us,that which ia»
virtuous, consecrated and pure. [Ap
plause] I taka more pride in the
fact that the Republican party has
always been the friend and protector
of the American home than in aught
else. [Applause.] By the benefi
cent Homestead law it created more
than a half million of homes; by the
emancipation proclamation it convert
ed a million cattle pens into homes
[applause],and it is still true to those
principles that will preserve content
ment aud prosperity in our homes. I
greet you ap men who have been nur
tured in such homes and call your
thoughts to the fact that the Repub
lican party has always been and can
be trusted to be friendly to all that
will promote virtue, intelligence and
morality in the homes of our people.
About 1 o'clock a long procession
from Douglass County, 111,, came
marching up the street. As a dele
gation from Decatur, in the name
state, was expected about '2 p. m , it
was thought one reception would do
for both. So they were halted in
front of the Denison House aud dis
missed until 2 o'clock. The delega
tion brought with them the flag oftbe
21st Illinois, General Graut's old reg
iment. The old soldierß eagerly gath
ered around it, and many scenes of
18G1-5 were recalled. The nattiest
display that has yet been made was
that of the Voung Men's Republican
Club, of Decatur. They numbered
about 400 and were dressed in a light
suit aud high hat. Each man carried
a red, white and blue umbrella and
as they marched three abreast the
Bight was unique and attractive.
They brought witn them a brass band
aud a magnificent drum corps. In
front of the Republican headquarters
they were joined by the Douglass
County delegation and both marched
to the park. General Harrison made
them a Protection Bpeech of the kind
which strikes homo to the people of
the great agricultural state oi Illinois.
A number of tho visitors predicted
that it will win many vote for tho
ticket in their state, and they propose
to have it printed on cards as a cam
paign document.
After returning his compliments
for tho demonstration General Harri
son said.
Public duties involve grave re
sponsibilities. The conscientious man
will not contemplate them without
Beriousness, but the man who sincere
ly desires to know and to do his duty
may rely upon tho favoring holp of
the good and friendly judgment of his
fellow-citizens. [Great applause, j
Your coming from another state and
from distant homes testifies to the
observing interest which you feel in
those questions which are to bo set
tled by the ballot in November.[ Cries
of "We will settle them. "J The con
fessed Free-traders are very few in
this country, but English statesmen
and Kuglish newspapers confidently
declare that in fact we have a great
many. We are told that it is only an
average reduction of 7 per cent that
is contemplated. [ Laughter. J Well
if that were true uud not a very de
ceptive statement, as it really is, you
might fairly auk whether this average
reduction does not sacrifice some
American industry or the wages of
our workinginen and working-women.
Yoil may also fairly asH to see tho
free list, which does not figure in this
average. f Applause and cries of
"Thai's it."J We would have more
confidence in the protest of these re
formers that they are not free-traders,
if we could occahionally hear one of
them Htiy that he was a Protectioniut,
j applause | or admit that our custom
duties should adequately favor our
domestic industries. Hut they Bcem
to be content with a negative state
ment. Those who would, if they
could, eliminate the protective prin
ciple from our tariff laws, have, it
former moments of candor, described
themselves as progressive Free
traders, and it is an apt designation
The protective system is a barrier
against the flood of foreign importa
I tions and the competition of the un
j derpaid labor of Europe. [Applause. j
j Those who want to lower the dyke,
| owe those who live behind it to make
a plain statement of their purposes.
J Do they want to invite the flood or
do they believe in the dyke, but think
it will afford adequate Protection at a
lower level ? [Great applause. | What
I say is only suggestive. I can't, in
this brief talk, go into details,but this
is an appropriate and timely inquiry.
With what motive, what ultimate de
sign, what disposition towards the
principle of Protection is it that our
present tariff schedule is attacked ? It
may be that reductions should be
made, it may be that some duties
should be increased, but wc want to
know whether those who propose the
revision believe in taking thought of
our American wjrkingmen iu fixing
the rate or will leave them to the
chance effects of a purely revenue
tariff? [Applause.] Now, having
spoken once already to-day, you will
accept this inadequate acknowledg
ment of this magnificent demonstra
tion. I thank my Illinois friends,
not only in my own behalf, but on be
half of the Republicans of Indiana,
for the great interest you have mani
A Railway Catechism.
How many miles of railway in the
United States? One hundred and
fifty thousand six hundred miles—
about half the mileage of the world.
How much have they cost? Nine
billion dollars. How mafly people
are employed by them? More than a
million. How long does a steel rail
last with average wear? About eigh
teen years. What is the cost of a
palace sleeping car. About $15,000,
or $17,000 if "vest.ibuled." What is
the cost of a high-class eight-wheel
passenger locomotive? About $8,500
What is the longest American rail
way? Hoosac Tunnel, on the Fitch
burg Railway milesj. What is
the highest railroad in the United
States? Denver and Rio Grande,
Marshall Pass, 10,852 feet. What is
the highest railroad bridge in the
United States? Kinzua Viaduct, on
the Erie road, 305 feet high. What
is longest railway bridge span in the
United States? Cantilever span in
in Poughkeepsie Bridge, 548 feet.
What is the longest mileage operated
by a single system? Atchison, Tope
ka and Santa Fe system, about 8,000
miles. What Hue of railway extends
furthest East and West? Canadian
Pacific Railway, running from Que
bec to the Pacific Ocean What road
carries the largest number of passen
gers? Manhattan Elevated Railroad,
New York, 525,000 a day, or 191,
625,000 yearly. What is the fastest
time made by a train? Ninety-two
miles in ninety-three minutes, one
mile being made in forty-six seconds,
on the Philadelphia and Reading
Railroad. What ia the fastest time
made between Jersey City and San
Francisco? Three days, seven hours
thirty-nine minutes and sixteen sec
onds—special theatrical train, 1886.
What, are the chances of fatal acci
dent in railway travel? One killed
in 10,000,000. Statistics show
more are killed by falling out of win
dows than in railway accidents.
The Political First Reader.
"See the big man. He is Groyer
"Why does he look so tired?"
"110 has had to wait so long."
"What does he wait for?"
"He is waiting for Daniel to write
his letter of acceptance for him,"
"Will Daniel write it?"
"YOB; when he can think what to
put in it."
"Is it hard to write it?"
"Well, under the circumstances, it
iB very hard."
"Cau not tho big man write?"
"Ho can write some things,my child
but not this letter. Ho cau write ve
"What will the big man do while
Daniel writes?"
"lie will go out and lish.so he will
not be in Daniel's way. Learn from
this, my child, not to get in the way,
or you will be put to one side like
this big man, He is in the way.
He will be out of the way in less
than a year. Folks do not want him
in their way. Ho will play with
things that hurt him."
"What does ho play with ."
"Ho plays with frree wool,' the
tariff, and old soldiers' feelings.
When ho gets hurt with these things
ho cries. So, folks tiro of him, and
will ask him to get out of their way.
He is hurt now; so, he will go off
aud fish while Daniel writes. Think
well of these things, my child."-
Kausaß City Journal.
He Wrote His Prayer.
From Hie Toledo lilmle.J
There is a Btory illustrating the
Rev. Simon Peter ltichardson'B
brightness of mind. On one occasion
the venerable preacher was in com
pany with Beveral other divines,
among them tho Itov, Sam Jones,
Uncle Simon Peter was on the pro
gramme for a prayor, and, preparing
to leave the group, said:
"You must excuse mo, for I havo
got to go aud write my prayor,"
"What, Uncle Rich, you don't
mean to say you write your prayers,'
exclaimed Mr. Jones.
"Certainly I do," said tho good old
man. "I write my sermons yet, and
you don't think I'd write what I've
got to say to men and not write what
I've got to say to God Almighty, do
Lots of Cheek.
"See hero, Jack. You know Hill
Martin, don't you? Used to travel
for tho 11 ighfiguro Insurance Compa
"Yes, what of him?"
"Well, he's got a new job."
"What is it?"
"Working for a lapidary at a big
salary. Ho had only talked to the
lapidary a few minutes when he was
"What for?"
"Why, to grind diamonds on hit*
cheek, don't you know. Tho lapida
ry aaid it was tho hardest thing that
ho had ever come across."
—TLreo Georgia counties will ship
as many as 1,000,000 melons this
Working-Men Can Think.
The old-time Southern epithet ap
plied to Northern free working-men
: was "mudsills." It carried with it a
j taunt that they were of inferior clay
;to the haughty slave-driver of the
j South, and that they were incapable
j of mastering the details of politics or
1 political economy. Evidently Messrs
Mills and Breckenridge have not got
ten over the old impression. Other
wise they would not make the absur J
mistake of telling the working-man
that the best way to better his condi
tion is to remove every obstacle to
competition. No working-man gift
ed with a shred of common sense can
be deceived by such ridiculous asser
tions. There will no doubt be Demo
cratic votes cast on election day by
laboring men, bot not by the workers
who think and observe. The latter
class can judge by experience of the
effects of competition. The Califoru
ian working-man, whose experience
dates back to the days before the ad
vent of the railroads, knows that
when cheap freight rates did away
with the natural protection he had
previously enjoyed, his wages came
down, and he has sense enough to
perceive that if the artificial barrier
created by the tariff were removed,
and the products of loreign cheap la
bor were admitted free, the immedi
ate effect would be to reduce his
wages to the common level of the
competing countries. Messrs Mills,
Watterson and Breckinridge might
as well tell the working-men that fire
will not burn them as to tell them
that competition will not injure them.
—San Francisco Chronicle.
A Flock of Geese in Harness.
A gentleman living in Atlanta tells
a wonderful story.
"When I was in Alabama,between
Porter's Gap and Millersville," said
he, "I came to a country place where
a man was driving ten or twelve
geese from a branch toward a cotton
patch. 'For Heaven's sake,' soid I,
•what is it you have on the necks of
those geese?"
"Those are gourds, full 0 f water. I
prive the geese into that cotton patch
and keep them there all day weeding
out the cotton. There is no water in
the cotton patch and X have to give
them water in this way to keep them
"Those geese will weed out m;e
cotton in a day than two people
would. They will eat the weeds and
grass, but thej won't touch the cot
"But how do they get the water
out of those gourds under their
" They drink out of each other's
gourds. Each gourd has an open
ing in the side, so that another goose
can put his bill into the gourd and
drink. If you will stay here long
enough you will see it yourself.
"I waited there half a day to see
that performance, and finally I saw
it. The geese did just as the man
said they would. When a goose got
thirsty he walked up to his neighbor
and coolly dr&ok out of the gourd on
his neck.
"That story is good enough to
"Yes, but don't you put my name
to it. It strictly true, and I don't
mind telling it to people who know
me, but I don't want to risk my rep
utation on it with a stranger.
The story was repeated to another
gentleman, who said:
"That is the trouble with a good
many people in this country. They
leave the geese to weed out their cot
ton, so to speak, while they do some
thing else Atlanta Journal.
Free Trade Wages.
When W. 11. Perkins, who has re
cently returned from a European trip,
was asked what he had noticed about
free trade in Europe, he said:
"While in Brussels, Belgium, last
summer I saw some skilled laborers
making spiral steel car springs, such
as we use on our freight cars. They
received 0# cents por day. while our
blacksmiths receive $2 for the same
work. I asked the Belgian proprie
tor why he didn't pay more. He said:
'I am handicapped. When I get SIOO
worth of car springs into the New
York harbor(for I sell my car springs
in America; I have to salute your
Yankee Hag and givo up $50."
"Where docs that come from?" I
"It comeß off my men's wages,'' he
"But suppose America had (ree
"Free trade!" he exclaimed, "Why
I would flood the Yankees with car
springs. I would treble my works
"But wouldn't that break our steel
car-spriog makers up?" I asked.
"Yes, for awhile."
"How long?"
"Why, till your men worded for 00
cents a day, as our men do,"
"But there are politicans in Amer
ica," I said, "who advise the labor
ing men to vote for this same free
"And the men listen?"
"Some ignorant ones do."
"Well," said the Belgian manufact
urer, "instead of listening to a dema
gogue who would decrease their high
wugcs down to tho wages of our poor
people, your American laborers
ought to drive such a demagogue out
of tho country."—San Francisco
A Comet In the Sky.
Tho Brooks comet is in the sky
about thirty degroeß from the sun, so
that it does not remain long above
tho hori/.on alter sunset, and is quite
faint even to observers. It is slowly
approaching the earth and receding
from the sun. It is now in tho lower
part of the great bear constellation,
and is moving toward Loo. At pres
ent it is 42,000,000 miles from the
earth and will !x> 3,000,000 miles
nearer on tho 2. r >th inst. Then it
will rocodo, and will probably be lost
to view about the middle of Septem
ber. Its path is not similar to that
of any recorded comet, and it will
probably not again return to the
earth for thousands of years, if ever,
—Canoeing is not quite so popular
tnls season as Tippecauoeing.
—One of the latest as well as one
of the best things from Spurgeon is
his reply to the question whether a
man could l» a Christian and belong
to a brass band. "Yes, I think he
might, but it would be a very difficult
thing for bis door neighbor to
be a CiirietfoQ."
NO. 43
An Old Puzzle.
■ | [ Prefix a letter to the last word of
i | the first line, and you will hart the
I last word of the second line; then pre*
' fix a letter to the last word of th« aee
> ond line, aud you will hare the last
s word of third line; as old, cold, scold]
I The captain strode from fore to ■
As lordly on his simple
■ As though it were aome noble .
He shouted, shored ami ordered ——
The floating warehouse brought to ——;
Then, changing tone from blunt to
He cried his cargo: "Tons of
Coals, linens, jewels, applet, !
Who'll buy my warea at any
And buyer* came with eye and
Bought Urge or little, pearl or ,
From bcx.k to barrel, spoon to ——.
He sold by inch and sold by ;
Sold pl'-w aud screw, soil type and
Sold muslin for a lady's —;
Sold piprg of wins and cuts of ;
Sold drums and tifes the camp to —;
Sold game fro u ra'>bit up to ;
Sold fish, from salun n down to —;
Lumber, for pencils and for —;
Dishes, from silver cup to —.
He sold to acribes and print —;
To florists, lily bulbs and ;
Sold sparrows ctges stocked with .
He sold to sketehera, Indian ;
Sold chains of gol J and m my a
That blacksmith's forge and teamster's — #
He sold to seedsmen hemp and •—:
To milliners sold silk and ;
To dentists' tools that pull or .
He sold to wear, to dri ik, to ;
He vended cold aad trafficked
The venders voted him a .
The s<-le was out; the tide was
The float, renewed by plank and
■iyain adown the stream did .
Biting the Finger Halls.
Dr. Jerome Tuthill, of Chicago,lll.
in the Medical Record says: A. novel
accident, resulting from a habit of
very common prevalence among ner
vous people, was brought to my no
tice recently. A young lady pre
sented herself at my office complain
ing of a constant irritation la her
throat. Two weeks previously she
had been taken with a severe "son
throat," which wag treated by a
neighboring physician. Under hie
care, she says, the inflammation
quickly subsided, bnt there still re
mained a sensation of irritation, Ex
amination revealed a small fieehy
looking object, about the
of a kernel of wheat, adher
ent to the tissues pos
terior to the left tonsil, by one «"vd
The other parts of the throat waa nor
ma!. The little mass could not be
detatched by a cotton covered probe,
but by the use of forcepß It was easily
removed, and on examination proved
to be a piece of fioger nail, which had
become covered by a cheesy depoeit.
A broken piece of the nail was also
removed from under the mucous
membrane at the same spot by a
sharp pointed probe. The patient
then confessed to the habit of biting
her finger nails, and, moreover, could
remember that a day or two previous
to the onset of her throat trouble a
piece of nail which Bhe bad bitten off
had become lost in her mouth, but
after it bad caused a fit of coughing
she had forgotten about it until re
minded by my discovery.
Curculio and Chinch Bugs.
Bulletin No. 4 of the Ohio Agricul
tural Experiment Station discusses
some elaborate experiments in pre
venting curculio injury to cherries,
and treats in a practical way ths best
midsummer remedies for the chinch
bug, which has lately appeared in de*
structive numbers in Ohio. In the
cherry experiment, which was con
ducted by the station entomologist,
Clarence M. Weed, twenty-two thou
sand five hundred cherries were in*
dividually cut open and examined,
and the conclusion reached that three
fourths of the cherries liable to injury
by the the curculio can be saved,
without danger to the user, by spray
ing with a solution to London pur
ple soon after the blonnomn fall.
The Old Man Ahead.
The old gentleman was entertain
ing a couple of friends at dinner with
some very aged stories, when Bobby
ventured to remark, between bitee:
*'l*B, what is a chestnut?"
"A chestnut, Bobby," explained
the old gentleman, with great pres
ence of mind, "is a small nut which
grows on chestnut trees. They are
very delicious when roasted without
worms. I'll buy you some in the
She Was Cold.
They were riding together in the
moonlight, and he was trying hard
to think of something pleasant to
say. All of a sudden she gave a alight
"Are you cold, Miaa Ilattie?" he
asked, anxiously. "I will pnt my
coat around you if you like."
"Well, yes," said she, shyly, with
another little shiver; "I am a little
cold, I confess; but you needn't pnt
your coat around me. One of the
sleeves will do."
Hot Water for Ivy Poisoning.
A correspondent in Scientific
American writes as follows:
Let me add my testimony aa to
the efficacy of hot water in curing the
posion by ivy, The best way of ap
plying it is to keep a spirit lamp on
jier the tin containing the water aa
hot as the skin will bear. The aenaa
tion of relief from the Intolerable itch
ing is so immediate and so complete
that it is almost worth while to be
poisoned by ivy to experience it.
Loo CABINS were the
gV most prominent feature
of the Presidential
ti'S Campaign of 1849. At
the opening of the cam
paign, the opposition
sneeringly proclaimed "Tippecanoe"
Harrison is a low fellow, "born in a
log cabin." His friends at once made
the Log Cabin the emblem of the
most enthusiastic of campaigna. War
ner's Log Cabin Sarsaparilla and
"Tippecanoe" stomach tonic are en
thusiastically reoeived by the Ameri
can people to-day, because they are
the remedies of the oommon people—
simple but effective.
—They have begun to ship coal
from Japan to San Francisco.
—The United States consumes
10,000,000 barrels of salt annually.