Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, November 01, 1889, Image 1

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HAVE THE LEAST MONEY j Are your wages small.
TO SPEND ARE THE ONES j Ar,> yon the head ol a
l family?
OUR RELIABLE CLOTHING j „ r , . ~ ....
With marketing bills
RBEANS MOST TO j largo v
With house rent a drug on you?
Low prices for honest, long-wearing Clothing will be a
boot> to ycur pocket-book and your back.
Get an Iron-clad Cloth Suit at £l2. Strongest All-Wo
Suit we know of. Nobody else sells it.
Get J. N. PATTERSON'S Cloth Suit at $Hi. For dress
and everyday wear combined it's wonderful value.
No matter how fine a suit you want lor dress or business
we have that at a low price.
There is no t»j;en question about Boys' Clothing. We are
not only pioteers, but to-day's leaders in styles and qualities
highest excellence and lowest prices.
Kemember the place.
One Price Clothing House,
Hardware and House Furnishing Goods.
(2500 Stitches Per Minute.)
Agricultural Implement*,
Kramer Wagons,
Bupgies, Carts, Wheel Barrotvs, Hrnmmcr Washing Machines,
New Sunshine and Howard Ranges, Stoves, Table
and pocket Cutlery, Hanging Lamps. Man
ufacturer ol Tinware, Tin
Rooting and Spouting A Specialty.
There is no Doubt
As lo where you should buy your now dress, if economy is the
object you have in view, and you will Agree with us, after you
have examined our lino and prices in Silks, Satins, Cashmeres,
Serges, Hen rettas, Broadcloths, Flannels, English Suitings in
plain and novelty plaids.
U N" I ) re R W re A- R
For Ladies, Gents. Misses and Children which we know
can not l»e equaled anywhere for value and price.
Blankets, Flannels, Yarns, Plushes, Velvets, Ribbon, Hos
iery and Notions ol all kinds.
In all the new fall patterns and designs.
We are showing the grandest line of Ladies, Misses and
o=L,=0 —A=K=B
Ever brought to Butler, to convince you that the place to do
your trading is with us.all we ask is that you call and examine
prices and be convinced.
■ I«eadina Dry Goods and Carpet House, Butler, Pa-
And silverware.
finest stock ol Sterling Silverware in the county
and at prices not to lie equalled for cash.
Watches r nnd Clocks repaired and warranted, at
No. 16 South Main St., (Sitfn of ELECTRIC BELL),
A hli.li tr.wl.- iii.i.tuttou With fa< ilities m Mum. and Art *eiond lo no school In the count! y.
Ktjipioyi. only teachers of ex|» rlf nee and eminent reputation. l ight separate courses In Mutfc
Includti.R ait bran. In s Vocal and Instrumental. Is aniliated with Alleghi ny College which #c
-TUMusic a* an elective study.
Thorough Courses In Painting. Drawing. Wnod-Carvlng and Physical culture. Diplomas
granted ttn»i. compk-tlng any one ot the courses. Excellent boarding tacillUas at very moderate
rate*, students admitted to any grade. Fall Te nn begins Beptemfci r Ith Send for I'atalogue
«« JIKS. /I VIA V HILL, IMrwrtur, BssdOUe, Pa.
Th'* .nit"' r trH'ltulton furoW.ilnln?
» HllSilli-.-- :(!!..11. V.,' have successfully
Ihp ii i'il I !:o'i-r. ii.J -. <if \..uiij: nun lor I !•«- • "■«
it :li' ot Jif Fir lire ilars address.
P. 1)1 H X SONS. Plttftbanck. P«.
!."I'll J .
Is the great eollege of Kn-lnefs offices, where
all the branch's of a complete business educa
tion are taught by Actual Business Practice,
rhe oulv member from Penn'a. or tlie "Inter-
State Business Practlee Association of Ameri
ca." The student learns book-Keeping ani
business by ensartng In business transactions
Practical Oflice Work ami Hanking are spcclal
tle*. Individual Instruction fromfl A. M. to 4
P. M. and from ItoloP. M. 1 lie best ailvan
tages iri .Shorthand and Typewriting -tue high
est speed in the shortest tline. Send for cata
tall and tie student* :it work when you
visit tlie CipMltliin. Visitors ul««v. welcome.
111ES CI.ARK WII.LIUS, 1 W. Pre*.
a t! r< «.am (u n*nk.r.g, Shr.rt-lMnd,
Typ*-wrltiiu;, |>timai»:n|». lira.-.;,,-. Kiigliah H.*nr},««, «te.
Klv«r laqti', hall-* containing nearly Jo,o«a »«jriarf f«**t,
hoainl l»j l iteral ji>, Fur • I the penmen in the work!
• nnn#rt«*t with Ui' Oil- •«*. I?t graduate* are a«n:«t~1 In pro
'iirit z k<»Hi !•«•. tir H.tn -,-. stuieota can rnmm<*ncr <1 any
Kxpenie* i <-*ily onc-htlf M than any similar school.
Kn< •« 4 i «. lu Hann.i :• r the •' Reporter " and elrf*nt
uaaut 4.f femn.Miai.il>. * Urfsi, A. W. SMITU. Mea lrtUe, Pa.
For Girls and Young Ladies.
Short lidge Media
For Boys and Young Men.
MEDIA, PA., (Near Philadelphia.)
wall Paper.
For the next sixty days we:
will offer bargains in all our !
gilt and embossed wall papers,
in order to reduce stock and;
make room for Holiday Goods,
J. H. Douglass,
Near Postoflice, Butler Pa.
J. E. K aster,
Practical Slate Hoofer.
Ornamental and Plain Slating
Of all kinds iloue on short notice.
Office with W. 11. Morris. No.
7, N. Main St„ Residence
North Elm street,
Butler, Pa.
WE F. Miller.
Manulaclurer 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
SO'm thin;; new and attractive. Also
at inwext'eash prices.
Store at No. to, N. Main street.
Factory at No. 59, N, Washington street,
lotted Security Ltf and Trust Co.,
of I'll,
Money to Buy Homes.
Monthly due 3 not more llian a ralr rent. Pay
ments decrease yearly. In event, of death
prior to completion of payments, balance of en
eumbrance canceled.
Money to Loan.
Real estate bought and sold on commission.
Wanted lion -en to rent and rents collected.
No 38 South Main St.,
Butler, I'a.
over l.lnn's Drug Store.
Sanitary Plumbers
And Gas Fitters, of more than 80 years experi
ence. have opened their store in the Geo. Reiber
block, on Jefferson St. opposite the I.owry
House, with a full line of Plumber's Supplies.
Jobbing promptly 'attended to. and your pat
onage respectfully solicited.
UHIOH WeiLEN 1111,
HtlTl.l'll, PA.
Blankets*, Flannels and Yarn
Manufactured ofl'ure llnt
lei County Wool.
We guarantee our goods to In- strictly all wool
and noarsenle or any other poisonous material
used In dyeing. We sell Wholesale or retail.
Samples and price* furnished free to dealers on ,
application by mall.
\\! ANTED —Agents to solicit orders lor our
" choice and hardy Nursery .Slock.
Staily Work For Flicriri-t lr lYmiirrato Men.
Salary ami expenses or commission If dre;>r
d. \V rite at once. State Age, Ad tire ss.
R. 6. Chase &
ftooin No.And>rs,n il<>li<i: ULT. Butler. Pa
! <>lli«e on second iloor i ! Xi-iv Anderson itlock
Main Sr . near Diamond.
Attorney at Law, Ofllfe st No. 17, East .le/fer
son St., Butler. Pa,
Attorney at Lau and lieal Estate Agent, of
flee rear of L. Z. Mitchell s office on north side
of Diamond, Butler I'..
H. li. GOUCfIEH.
Atiorney-at-Uw. OiTlte on second floor of
Anderson lmthlitu r , near f'ouff floiisp. Butler,
Att*y at at S. &. < 'or. Main St, :md
Diamond, Butler, i'a.
Att'y at I.aw- office o.'i South side of Diamond
Butler. I'a.
Attorney-at-Law. Office on South side of Dia
mond, Butler, I'a.
Office at No. 43. S. Main street., over Frank 4
i.Vs Diujf Store, Butler, Pa,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 10 West Cunningham St.,
S. W. Corner Mnin and North Sta.
All work pertaining to tlie profession execut
ed m the neatest manner.
Specialties Hold Fillings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Offlrr on Jefferson Street, one door East ofl.owrj
liouiie, t'p Ktalra.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
prompt attention,
N. U.—The only Dentist In Rntler living the
: lies! nmkes of teeth.
| L 8. McJUNKLtf,
| Insurance and Keal Estate As't
Fire and Life
lnsuranci/ Co.of North America, incor
porated capital $3,000,000 and other
stroni? companies represented. New York
Life Insurance Co., assets $90,000,000. Ofliee
New Ilusclton building near Court House.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
J, I. Purvis, Sauiuel Andersou,
. William Camphell J. \V. lturkhart,
A. Trout man, Henderson Oliver,
Uoesslnt?, .lames Stephenson,
l>r. W. Irvln, Henry Whltmlre.
J. F. Taylor. H. C. Ileincnuui,
Planing Mill
Liuiiber Yai*d
S.Gr. Purvis&Co.
Rough and Planed Lumber
NeArUerniau Catholic Ohnrcb
L. c. WICK:,
Rough and Worked Lumber
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath
Always in Stock.
Office opposite P. & W Bepot,
Jordan's Restaurant
All our readers visiting liutler
will do well to go to Sam Jordan's
restaurant lor their meals. We serve
lunches, soft drinks, tobacco and
cigars. No. 4, S. Main St., under
SchoeideniaD's clothing store.
Me and Uriah luul pot aluue lir. t rale
! fur about tliirty year or o. T hen the lo ,
of gain pot a hold on ine, and [ made up
in} mind to keep summer hoarder
There was the ttiinl.er us tin y d inaile
enough to Lny a m w kerrridge to t ike uai
to iini-iin', ami tlif-ri' was Ihe I'opliu.-es
that had all jione into silk • fur the same
eau -e; aud I sez lo I rmli. t-'ez 1
"l.onk a here, Henry," that's my pet
iiauie for I'riaii. "why not' e/ I.
"Well, maniiuy. said 1 riah, lhal his
'pi t tiaiue fur tue; ''trell, I duuiio a there
j is any reason pertickeler ajr'in it, only
we're been so kinder comfortable a ; we be.
We'll hev to do more, and we'll hev to buy
lols of things; and cookin' fur twenty ain't
like co.ikiu' fur two, 'specially when the
two ain't peraieketty and i healthy.
! rou'd on«ht to hear farmer l'oggins wish
to ninssy his wife would give up
takin' am. She's been to bed. with the
doctor comin' twice a day, on account of
overwork. Boarders ain't all angels, and
keepin' nm ain't ail parrydice."
'•But think of the money, my precious!
old honey," seat I, makin' potry withont |
meaning to do it, or hevin' the talent el' I
hed tried with before me and a new bottle
of ink sot handy. "Think how you will
kinder say tu yourself: "Xow there is so
much banked." I shan't spend it on rib
lions or kerridges. We'll bank it and get
satisfaction out of it, aud you and me won't
hev no fear fur our old age. What's a lit
tle more workt You ain't but fifty, and I
ain't but forty-seven. We've got our
health and strength; it won't hurt us."
''lt mar in other ways," sez Uriah. "But
I never hinder you from actiu' as you
please, aud I never shall, Nancy."
And so the next day 1 jez went down to
New York and it put inter the paper that
Mrs. Pott let on of Stopover would take a
few select summer hoarders. Plenty of
fresh eggs and milk, fruit, mountain air,
and not many inuskeeters.
•Say none," sez the young man at the
desk, when ho read the advertisement —he
wuz a young man I knowed to speak to —
"say no muskeeters, Mrs. Pottleton, as the
rest does."
"The rest tells fibs, then," sez I. "they
i? some everywhere."
"Leave it out altogether then sez he, and
so I did, and put in my prices instead
Well, I got lots of answers, and by the
middlde of June I had fifteen boarders.
Me and Uriah was sleeping in the barn. I
wuz obleegi-d to keep help, which wuz a
great trial, and I wuz beginning to run
down considerahul from work and anxiety.
Still ten fifteens is one hundred and" fifty,
as I used to keep .-ayiu' to myself when I
got up feeling like a boiled owl, and I
wasn't going to give up after pettin' inj'
own way ag'in Uriah, the way I had pot
1 iliinno but I'd hev stuck to it cf it
hadn't been for the .lessamys. Tliey were
city folkses, and came down one Monday
The ma, Miss Jessamy, was one of the
-away kiud of widilers, dressed prinei
pally in bugles. She shone comin' up the
road considerahul more'n a tin peddler.
The darters was siilceii and eighteen and
twenty -one. They were laced aud bust
led out, and frizzled and ribboned like
Christmas dolls in New York show wind
ers. And they brought down trunks
enough for an army, and the game ; they
called lawn tenuis and archery.
The fust was balls and bats and nettiu's.
The was bow arrers and a target. But
they couldn't find no place for their ten
nis, and the lamentin* ond the . igliiu' and
the appcalin' to dear Mr. Pottleton to give
them ground enough, until Uriah made a
blamed fool of himrelf and squared off one
of the hay-medders for'nm, and rolled it
aud helped 'em to sot nets, and went and
made ru >t.ie seats for 'em, and wam't to be
seen only ht meal time, for the best part
of the week.
Well, I calkerlated on I riah belpin' inc.
lu old time ef 1 hed pitnkiu pies to make
he'i\ cijt up the puukin, and he'd heat up
the oven—Uriah was real smart for a man,
and never bavin' no children he did lots of
things for me—hung out the clothes some
times when there warn't no need of him
onto the farm, and he used to stand for me
drape to my skirts on like a lamb. But
now. when I hed more to do th.tn I ever
hed in my life before, he didn't come nigh
I bore it quite a spell before I spoke.
But one liipht I waked up in our bed in
the barn, aggravated by re.metnberiu' that
I'd had to split my own kiudlin's that day,
und I said all I had to say—bottlin' up so
long I had plenty.
"Nancy Pottleton," said he, when 1 got
through, "I'm sorry about the kindlin', but
as fur comin' in makin' Miss Nany of my
self before strange help 1 carn't do it. Be
twixt you and me it was all right I told
you keepin' boarders would alter things.
You've got to entertain company when
you've got it."
"You've got to feed 'eni good," ssz I;
"but I dunno as you've got to kite around
accordin' to their directions."
"Wall, I've promised tu fix up the tennis
grounds," sez'Uriah. "It? a spleudid game.
I'm goin' to get a snit and bats tomor
rer, aud buy me a bow. I wuz up head at
liow-arrer, v. hen I was a boy an' ef I can't
hit that bull's ej'e every time I'll give up."
"I have give up already, sez I. "Are
you goin' to get short trousers and striped
"Regular teuni i suit," sez Uriah, "what
ever it is. I want to show theui York
folks that I ant a< good as they be, ef not
a little belter."
When 1 heerd them words I couldn't
express my sentiments no way but in
groans. I laid upon my pillar in a kind o'
comiuer fur quite a spell: then Uriah
nudged me.
"Mammy,'sei he, "would you get yel
ler clothes or blue aud white?"
"Neither," sez I. "Get red, so the folks
will kuow what a monkey you be, plnyin'
bull and sliootin' bow arrers at your age!"
But aiy words wuz of no avail. He got
the clothes, and after that a kinder strange
ness fell betwixt us. I wuz allers tu work;
he wuz allers tu play—ridiu' round or
sailiu' round with them Jessamys and the
other hoarders, sbakin' down the plums
and peaches for 'cm, takin 1 'em tishin'. Si
las Prog, the man that hed the laborer's
cottage for four or five years, told me he'd
given over all farm directions to him aud
paid attention to the place, uml as
hands dou't work much ef they're not
watched he said it wai own in' to him
ef we hed any crops that year.
As fur me, the help was the sassiest
thing I ever knowed, and 1 didn't dur.it
dismiss her aud kept on raisin' her wages
every time :;he threatened to leave.
But at last the climax cauie 1 wuz wore
out and half sick, aud seemed tu me fresh
air wonld save me; and one afternoon 1
told the help ahe'd hev to get tea herself,
and I took my sun bonnet, and went tiff to
the archery ground, as they'd look tu
callin' the other end oi the orchard. The
girls looked as cool as could be there, all
dressed up in while, anil the young men
talkin' aud siuilin', and my husband—yes,
my husband—sittin' on a bench alongside
the widder, givin' her them insinuating
looks he kill «f lit choose. 1 had slippers
' on, and I came cl-• e up to 'em, without
! makin' any noi;C aud I heered ho say:
"Mr. Jones certainly admires iiosetta. '
Nobody couldn't help it." sez I riah.
" But Cecelia is the prittie-t. the
j widder.
■'Neither of 'em i a.- han' oine n their
i ma." sex Uriah.
'"Oh, g awaj ! Vim don't think <o; you're
just flattering. ' -rz the width-,
'•El'I wuz a single bachelor you'd >i •
sez my hnsliand.
Now T'ni cooled off—it's a couple of
| year I wouldn't swear into a wmrt of
justice that Uriah was going to ki-. the
widder, and as a Christian 1 must allow 1
earn't say for certain she'd have let him; ;
but tilings appeared to me like she would
at that minute, and I off with my sun
bonnet and pave her whack over the head j
and him another, niakin' remark s which I j
prefer not repeatin' if I remembered 'em 1
p.ll which 1 don't. She screeihed. the gals |
ran up, Uriah took hold of me and the rest j
of the boarders started like cow
"I reckon you'll know me the next time I
you aee me," £ez 1: !•<»• —{■
me for ipiitf a pell. To day end conduct
such as this; you can pit—all of you! '
There's an early train to-uiorrer, and I'll |
see that yon fake it; to pack your tmnks
to night! The help will give you your j
teas. As for for me, I shan't set down ;
with a character like the Jessamy: I'm
disgusted by hevin' ever clone it!"
''Madame, what do you dare to itisina
ate?" sea she.
"That you was agoing to kiss iny hn- j
band," so* I.
Then she struck, and the other ladies j
struck, and I finished of!' by grabbin' her
false trout of curls off her head aud
throwin' it into Uriah's face. Then I went
home and went to bed.
The boarders all went before breakfast
next moruin', and all day long me and j
Uriah quarreled. I said I'd get a divorce j
from him; he said he'd get one from me ]
for bcin' a shrew.
"And marry widder Jessamy." sez t.
"It would be a change for the better," I
sez he.
Hammer and tongs, hammer and tongs. !
we kept it up until all of a sudden I turn- !
eil faint and didn't know any more tor \
quite a spell. Then I was in bed.
Well, 1 must say Uriah missed me like .
a woman, for all 1 kept tellin' him I'd live (
as long as I could to spite the widder .Tei
jamy, aud when I did get better he ear !
ried me down "tairj and set me in the !
great rocker on the porch and put piller |
under my head and knelt down alongside
of me.
"Mammy," sez he. - 'y..n're getting well !
"Wi h I wuzn'i!" ;c; I. ■What's the I
use? Nobody keers fer me!"
"Ain't 1 nobody?" says he.
"You!" sez I. "oh Uriah! yon was a
goin' to kiss her —I aw yon."
"I wasn't!" sez Uriah. "Nancy Pottle
ton, I'll swear that on a pack of bibles. It
was this way The city feller was all pay
ing compliments, and I didn't want tu
seem like a country puukin, so I paid 'em
tu. I couldn't talk tu the gals, so I talked
til the widder."
"Ah?" sez 1, "you had no thoughts
about me, fryin' and -tewin' in the kiteli
"Did I want yon tu do it'" ::ea he.
"Wasn't it agin'my will that you took
hoarders? Didn't 1 say there was no know
in' what unpleasantness might come of it?"
"Wall you did," sez 1.
' Nancy Pol tleton," .sez he, "lots have
come of it. I've got a character; for the
help went and told that I acted shameful
with the. widder, and you found me nut —
which is hard, for 1 wuz only puttin' on
good manner.. You've been sick —mighty
sick you've been —and what should Ido
without you? I've got a big doctor's bill tu
pay, crops is pannin' out poor, the board
ers have cost uigh onto live hundred ilol
lars, altogether, and we've fell out. That':
the wust—we've fell out! 1 made a skeor
erow of that there tenuis suit the other
day, and hung it among the squineh trees,
wishiu' it was inc. It's like bein' done
with life to think you and me has IV-ll out,
"No we ain't!" sez 1. "Anyway, we've
made up."
Aud we kissed each other as ef it was
old courtin' times—me and Uriah. — Fin -
xiih I'omjiu itioii.
Nye On Life's Nicelies.
The following tender and touching
epistle has been received by me:
DEAR Slß:— Will you be good enough to
answer a few inquiries from one who re
spects and admires you partially for your
sterling worth and partly for your fatal
gift of beauty?
"In the first place, will you tell mu some
good table rules of etiquette such as may
■suggest themselves to you, as 1 expect
soon to visit friends who are dead stuck on
good breeding. Wo are pluin folks at
home and I live with my parents, who
have never had auy advantages. Father
has to work on the subway anil so gets no
ehauces to improve himself or work up the
Delsarte side of his nature. Therefore,
Mr. Nye, he is a plain man and eats im
moderately and in a very boisterous man
tier, tdo not like to y«y this of father, be
eautse he and I get along all right, aud he
he pays for my education, yet that very
education serves to kind of queer me
against his low, coarse way. Instead of
asking uie pass the bread as one should, he
rises just like he was going to address the
chair aud slabs a slice of bread with his
fork, which is no way to do. When 1 re
bukc him, he says he is sorry but is in a
hurry aud will get docked if he does not
get to lkis job on time. lie is a rough red
man with vermillion throat whiskers, but
wants me to shine in society.
"How do you reckon I can do BO? I
love society and crave it. very much, but
do not wish whilst entering the social cir
cle to cork myself or do what is rude or
reckless. My manner is pleasing, but
rather embarrassed. To the casual observ
er I seem afraid of the cars, as one wonld
say, while in society.
"Once at this same place where I am
now going to, I was asked to lead in morn
ing prayers, but I could not thiuk of any
thing to say. lam not a good extempora
neous speaker and so 1 balled up ou the
prayer a good deal. Ought one to try to
answer such a request under these eircuui
stances, or just say that he never prays in
society and so let her go?
"Wonld you wear a high hat on a Iraw
"Is it proper, when asked by friend to
come and dine with tliem, to take one's
bag along iu case one should be asked tu
stay all night?
'•What do you do with these here pillow
sliams at night? Do you sleep on them as
they are, or throw them over your . houl
ders at night?
In drinking wine at table what is proper
iu regards to quantity, do you think?
Do you approve of the custom of carefully
concealing a roll or liunk of bread iu a
carefully rolled up napkin so that the pre
occupied guest will flirt the blamed roll on
the lloor and, covered with confusion, try
to gather it up unobserved and
hiti truly,
t After teaming loose the two cent tamp
aud feeling that pos .ibly I may be able to
use it airain withont niakin:? myself liable
L> the Government. I have decided to re
ply briefly to the above question?, not
solely for Mr. Plaices benefit, but in order
; that I may bed light on other darkened
; minds.
oil say ytiiir manner is pleasing and
you do not know how glad I am to hear
rmi come nut and say that over your own
signature. Many others would have t un
i eealed il Yet yon< a\ you have a .-and
appearance while in soeiety. tin not let
that trouble you. y you knew how mnch
-oriely is scared when you enter it. you
i would plnck np courage.
If yon had never led in prayer before ac
cording to the strictest rule- of etiquette,
j which I looked into whilst abroad, MMI
j could not lie expected to oblige. The men
who ian in.ike a pleasing and grammatical
prayer in public are very rare indeed.
Jut ay when called upon that yon are
not g,.od social prayer, but only trying to
i lead a Chri t ian life, like the Rev. Myron
? J of Denver IT,. , very liri.'ht '
| people liinie to li'.-V»V hiii'i I'ml.'V j
I making a low but earnest prayer, when a
gentleman from the Gnnnison country, I
who was visiting Denver.tnade the remark, |
"Louder!" Mr Reed ceased for a moment, |
! and looking at the gentleman trom over I
{ the range, said, softly and in a meek
| Christian spirit. "1 was not speaking to
yon my friend, I was addressing Ciod." He .
j then re-unied his prayer. Do not take J
your bag with you when invited to dine, j
i You can do up a few little articles in a I
1 ... 1
newspaper ami put them into your over ;
; coat pocket so as to be taken more by stir- ;
j prise when pressed to remain, ou the :
i same principle do not take your trunk j
with you to make a party call. A shawl '
I strap is ample, I think.
You should not wear a straw hat whilst
taking a high ride, nor a high hat whilst
taking a straw ride. To ho appropriately
; dressed whilst taking a -traw ride one
J should wear a Denman Thompson hat,
I faced with gingham, a blue denim jumper.
: with suspenders showing through same, a
j pair of brown canvas overalls and heavy
I kip boots slightly tinctured with a rich,
nut-brown flavor of the quiet country life
i Pillow-shams may be thrown aside at
night. They are mostly for day wear.
S<pne 101 l them up in a napkin-ring at
| night, whilst others bane them on the seed
j corn or dried apple drapery of the room,
i Pillow shams go very far toward sweeten
| ing the home atmosphere and beautifying
the home net. Show me where they have
| no pillow shams and I will show you a
desolate home. Show me where there arc
j no pillow shams and I will show yon no
' picture of George Wa hiugton iu the act of
crossing the Delaware. Show me a pillow
shamle .3 home aud I will : how you a home
where there is no coueh shell on the
bureau, no driel gra s or everlasting
flowers on the centre table, no 4 o'clocks
iu the front yard or lauzy iu the back yajd,
lio soft voiced Guinea hens in the barn lot,
or low born bleating calf in the stable.
In drinking wine at table, you should
not drain the glass at once or exclaim, as
you take il up, "Well, here we go!" or
aller empty ing your glas . look an v inuJ>
for yiißr check or ask the waiter "to make
it the same again for all bauds." This is
coarse and smacks of the common herd.
Watch your host aud keep your wine low
cred to the same notch as his. Then you
will l>e all right. That is the way they do
iu Paris. If you arc afraid to trust your
self to drink any more wine while the host
continues to dally with the sparkling, you
may ask for Vichy water which I find is a
good drink to stick to especially for those
whose minds cannot successfully grapple
with other beverages. Do not hang your
eyes out on your cheeks while drinking
wine or drink too fast and get. it up your
It'you ilriuk eotl'ee after your dinner do
not, if you desire more than one cup,pound
on your saucer with your spoon or look
around and exclaim "hi." lie gentle and
lady like iu your demeanor, telling some
fresh little anecdote to the guests while
you eat a sauccrful of olives or pin a fresh
sprig of celery on your coat.
When you get anything hot iu your
mouth, do not get mad and swear, for the
other guests will only laugh at you, hut
j take it out carefully and ask the hired girl
{ to put it ou ice a little while for you or
make some other bright remark iu French
or English as the mood may strike you. In
Loudon I notice also that it is no longer
de or sachet lor a guest at table to re
move his teeth when he gets a blackberry
seed under the upper plate. Only in ex
treme cases is it allowable for privileged
guests for instance, who get olive seeds or
oyster shells under the plate of their ar
tifieial teeth, to remove them withont be
ing excused from table. This custom also
obtains iu Paris where they are even more
finicky than at the courts of Europe, it
seemed to inc.
It is now considered perfectly proper to
take the last of anything on the plate, for
i* is presumed that there i more down cel
lar, or if not, the host cau put ou his hat
and go down town for another supply.
Much laughter may be produced aud gen
eral good feeling engendered by little
sallies aud jokes taken from a joke book I
have an Engli h book of jests which has
helped me to pay for many a meal. Some
of these jokes are real good. The best En
glish jokes I have seen were made iu Phil
adelphia. Here is a neat little one which
you could use after some one has first
played a piece on the piano or violin.
"A vain but indifferent performer hav
ing amused a company with several
sonatas, observed that they were very difli
cult. "Difficult," his friend replied, "I
wish that they had been impossible."
Here is a good one to use when you visit
Paris, in order to show that you are
familiar with French history.
"An aged but bright French actress was
once cast for a rather youug part, and so
had to spruce up. Atnoug other things
she got a new aud beautiful set of teeth at
the swell dentist's. But they hurt her
luouth exceedingly during the play, aud
after the last act she hurried to her dress
iug-room aud hastily took them out. She
put them iu her pocket, aud, forgetting
about the teeth, impulsively sat down on
the pocket containing them. With a wild
yell and a French oath she bounded in the
" "What is the matter'' a friend asked
" Ob, notbiug, monsieur. I only bit
myself. " BILL NIK.
A Giganlic Tempering Bath.
The oil tank of the St. Chamond Work
nil the Loire, France, is 72 feet deep, and
contains 4-1,000 gallons i.f oil, which is
kept in circulation by rotary pumps to pre
vent the oil from being unduly heated
when masses of hot „teel are plunged iu to
be tempered.
"Would you share the womlroti beauty
Of the golden age benign?
. to each duty.
Open all drains before the (he -"now
J come#. Tlu> facility with which the wa
; ter can pa-- off will regulate the amount
nt sin <h ami mml when the snow melt
Wheat bran give the best result » lieu
mixiM with cat fee.l. It is one of the
I'heipel foods that can be pur. ha C.l for
stock. both for it fnediiiif and manorial
All plants that arc et out. in the fall lor
• piTIIVi i■ lit pit •%. l. || ... r | .j,I.
J blackbcrrie . etc . hould lie cut b.,.-k t .
within iv inches of the root:-, Cane that
are left on will lie ol no advantage next
Asparagu < bed! may lie m 1 le now.
Place the root two feet apart, fir t uiak
ing the bed very rich with manure. It is
usual to have the roots clo-cr. Imt a- the
root will thicken i 1 the bed in the course
of time, if i better to allow plenty of room
iu the beginning.
"I have '-en," iv a sheep farmer. "a
Colt; and calve, till about one t.liird of it
was covered with golden rod and bla.k
berry vine changed to a line grassy sward
in three war by putting in a few more
sheep than it would keep iu good condition
au.l giving them extra food to 111 ike up the
Honey .should never lie kept in the eel
lar—neither comb nor extracted. That i
thc worst possible place for it. It will
gather moisture or "sweat." ami s.iou be
come "off flavor," if not positively sour.
Store it in a dry, warm room, if possible
(safe from mice), then it will keep ten
y ear . It will not granulate so soon in a
warm room, and it- flavor will improve.
moss ok ntrir TURKS.
kloss id most often l'onnd on pear tree
not in a vigorous growing condition or in
moist shady places. The moss is a sort of
ftrogns growth, which is easily kept off by
washing the tree with iron;' soap suds.
This treatment promotes the growth of a
smooth and healthy bark. If the trees nre
badly mo icd oyer now. it will lie best to
take an old hoe and scrape of the thickest
01 the mo. i before washing the trees, ami
then wa-h them two or three times dnriug
the next two months. In the fall, after
the leave are off, spray the whole tree
with the suds, repeating this again early
in the spring: there is nothing like it to
promote clean and thrifty-looking bark. At
Elm Fruit Farm we make a borer wash for
our peach and other trees, and it a', o
answers the double purposes of keeping
ont the borer and keeping the Iwirk clean
and healthy. This wash i-- prepared by
adding to a common bucketful of water
two quarts ol strong oil ,oap. half a pint
of crude carbolic acid, two ounces of
Paris tirceu, with lime enongh to make a
thin past> that will adhere to the tree It
| convenient, a little clay or fre h cow dung
■ may be added to a i tin making the wn -h
j stick. Apply it with a swab or brush about
; the lia-f? of the tree and in the crotches of
uiaiu branche . The rain will wash
!IT down from time to lime and the whole
trunk will receive tin- benefit. In pray
lug tin- trees when not iu leaf, 1 usually
adil a quarter of a pound or more of pota.-h
to each bucketful of soap suds, so as to
make quite a strong lye. These washe
cost but little and are of great value to
the orchard.— Aiuerieau Ayrirultiirixt.
tlinili APPLES, OOrtD CIIiKR.
(iood eider can be made only from sound
ripe apples. After they art- harve ted they
I must lie in heaps long enongh to "sweat,"
■ but not he allowed to rot or become musty,
the juice becomes more concentrated by
thisproce- of evaporation. Vtiy taint of
mustines; in the apples will persistently
cling to the cider throngh all the process
lof making and refining. It is an invitria
blc rule that the better the fruit the better
the cider. The finest grafted winter ap
ples and crabs make good cider before they
are fitted for the table, the maturing pro
cess going 011 iu the juice instead of the
I'urit; If possible, it is hotter to keep the
juice of each variety suparate. (iood cider
cannot be made iu a musty old mill that
has become soured and foul with the ac
cumulations of years. If there is any taint
of mustiness or sharp vinegary acidity
about the premises or aparatus, they
should be thoroughly purified before they
are used. I'otash lye, boiling hot, is the
best deterge lit lor this purpose.
Having evcrythin-r fresh and clean,grind
and press the apples. The cheese should
be hi id up with grass-cloth instead of
straw between the pomace. Straw is al
ways more or less dusty, and oftoll musty,
imparting a bad flavor to the cider. Xever
water the cheese, as it dilutes and weak
ct:s the cider. The juice should be strain
ed through a liue hair sieve as it leaves the
press. To still further clear the juice of
specks of pomace and other foreign mat
ters it should be run through a strainer of
canton flannel in the form of a bag six
inches ill diameter and three feet lons'
One of these is hung over a tub. and the
juice is dipped into it. (hence il flown into
the tub aud is read to barrel .—American
The subject ol improving our country
highways is being discussed more fully and
freely every day. In Delaware county a
general and determined purpose is exprc s
ed to make nine decided and permanent
improvement. Other conuties are also
moving iu the matter. In Lackawanna
county there is a general rebellion again •(
that relic of the dark ages, the toll road.
The Providence and Carboudale turnpike
has been condemned at an assessed valua
lion of $13,000. The company will con
tend for a valuation of s'_'o,ooo. but the toll
houses will go ut .some price.
The Philadelphia Xttrs recognises the
fact that spasmodic and scattered efforts
at reform will never accomplish the task
which the State has before it. The Xetrs
says on this point:
If the country roads of Pennsylvania,
which are about half impassable in wiuter
(the most convenient season of the year
for farmers to do their hauling), arc ever
to be placed in food order, il must be 1111
■lcr a general plan ami by the State's de
Some telling figures upon the cost of bad
country roads are furnished by Prof. J. \V.
Jeuks. Ilia calculations are ha ed on the
condition of country roads in Illinois,
where the highways arc perhaps a little
more carefully worked than in I'.-nn ylwi
uia. but where the softer and deeper "il
makes the road more impa able in bad
weather than i.- the case with n
The net re. ult lof Illinois road making
ou the no system which prevails there, a;
in most other parts of the Union, i.> that a
full load for a two hor-e team can be haul
ed three months in the year, two thirds of
a load for three months more, and half a
load for the other six months. The cost or
value of the extra labor iu hauling is over
$15,000,000 annually. The result stated in
another form is that Illinois farms at .1
distance from the railroad are depreciated
by reason of the iiupa able roads
tianciful these
the worth of improved r..ad wonM
this Commonwealth
| The Education of Engineers in
*! * ••
\ onnp men desiring to obtain
a engineer or architects uuder the Pm
i.m government niu. t tin* irradnaie at a
gy lu.-'.asium, and then at the of H to go
years begin their technical study. Tl4-
ile iring to he civil engineer* or nrefcifect 1
comment e with a two years" coUn«e aV one
of the trchniral high s.-Uooh >f Berlin.
llai'or>r or Aachen and then undergo a
preliniinar. exam mat ion in science, math
j ematies. and building construction. Then
follow- a second two years' course, after
which come the lir t examination. The
| - uecr - 1 111 candidate become-; a Kegiernngs
I'.anfuehrer (a I j t ant engineer or architect
on public work 1 Ile then spend' a year
ou ome ".ivernioent work without al.ity.
; followed by (K.i j riir:. ns.i tant to a gov
I eminent engineer or architect. The v.
oml examination then t«kes place, and
; compri e- a ile ign worked out at home.
au.l another \n..ilii..d under rtie eye of the
J l.( I'. I ."i .-Ti 'c ' riie .■ imti.late is tlicit ap
pointed l.'egiemnfs Raumeister (govern
mcnt engineer). Intending mechanical
engineers have a somewhat different course
of study. They commence with a year's
! apprenticeship in an engineer's works, then
follow in . uccession two years al the high
school, the preliminary examination, two
years of practice, one year for passing the
second examination—eight years in all. At
the end of this probation the candidate is
engaged on temporary work at a salary ol
i"_' 111 or $3 a day. Five years later he max
expect a permanent post. Bo«ton Journal
of < 'ommrn'r.
Dipsomania or Thirst-madness.
! The periodical desire for strong drink
which sometimes besets individuals, other
wi -e moral aud exemplary, is a specie* of
paroxysmal mania beyond the control of
the patient. It i quit.; certain that then
are thousands of cases of remittent <frnnl
fN/« , which presents the specific symp
turns of di >ea e. The periodical drunkard
is not a habitual drain drinker. Hut at
particular times he appears to be attacked
by with a thirst-madness which deprives
him of the power ofvo'ition.and hurries him
into the most horrible excesses. During
the iuterval between the paronyms, he
may be a perfectly ober mau.
For many weeks, fir even months, he
may have : teaJily refn ed to taste a drop
of liquor: may indeed have felt no inelina
tioii for it, but on the contrary regarded il
with di gu it. And yet, when the fit come
on, the raging thirst for alcohol utterly
paralyzes his conscience and his will. A
man in this condition is a monomaniac,
and should be treated as one. if pill 1111
dcr proper restraint at the commencement
of thi Juror, the dipsomaniac, in nine
cases ont of ten. might be tided over bis_
difficulty in the courso of a week, aud a
perseverance in the conrse at the recur
reuce of the hallucination would probably
eventuate iu a complete cure. It is not
easy to persuade the world that all drunk
ness is not voluntary. The law doe< not
recognize dipsomania, it treats all meb
riute.s alike. This -eems to l»e unjust,
though it is hard to say where the line
should be drawn lietweeu free will ex.es
aud that which proceeds from an uiicou
tTollable mania.—Km/oriTi Maya:tmr.
Brick Kilns.
Is the construction ol kilns, as usr.l l>y
brick makers generally, not such as to re
qiire considerable attention to do rewnu
bly fair work* Is the burning of all tin
up ami down draught kilns not really a
test of good lnckf Does any brick burner
say before his kiln is burnt tha( he posi
tively know what kind of a burn he is go
iug to havcf He tells ns what he expects,
if no unforseen interferences occur, which
iu fact are always expected.
Why . hould the burning of brick depend
upon so much knowledge and care, snch
as we hear from the old brick yard men is
essential? Let us have a kiln that will
simplify the labor of burning; a kiln that
will automatically regulate the even dis
trihution of heat and temperature. I.et ns
have a kilu that any ordinary fireman can
handle; a kilu that will only bnrn one
even hardness aud color, and do it at a
large saving of fuel and labor; a kilu with
an arrangement of test sights that any or
ditiary laborer can learu iu ten iniuute*
when the bricks are of the desired hardness
and when to cease tiring, a kilu in the tire
room of which we cau hang up printed
rules by which the firiue is done accordiug
to schedule, aud the results satisfactory,
and not materially varying in its continu
ous output or operation. The Uriel
nmkt r.
The system of endorsiug is all wrong,
and should be utterly abolished. It
been the fiuancial ruin of more meu than,
perhaps, all other causes. Hook kttyiny, a
journal devoted to merchants, clerks and
business men, advises our young men e*
pecially to study the matter carefully iu
all itj bearing., and adopt some ell led
policy to govern their conduct, so as to be
ready to answer the man who a-ka them
to sign his note. What responsibility dees
one assume when he endorses a note? Sim
ply this: lie is held for the payment of the
amount in lull, principal aud interest, if
the maker of the note, through misfortune,
mi -management, or rascality, fails to pat
it. Vol ice. the endorser as nines all thi ■
responsibility, with no veice in the man
agement of the bnsine is and no >har«. iu
the profits of the transaction, if it prores
profitable; but with a certainty of loss if.
for any of the reasons stated, the principal
fails to pay the note
—As the nights grow longer the young
luan whose affections are "sot" begins to
dream of the long, patiept vigils with the
object of hid adoration.
—Gout ha., various names according to
the parts effected, as p.nlagra, wlieu in the
feel, chiragra, wheu in the bauds au.l.Ac
but whether the attack is first felt in the
lect or the hands, rub with ."salvation t>.l
|at once. It annihilates paiu. Price cts
Popular trial shows the worth of every
1 article, and -lii years' constant use ha
proven the great cttieacv of Dr Bnll s
Cough Syrup: it ha no superior
Walking adverti .incuts for I»r Sage's
Catarrh Remedy are the thou ando it ha*
—The public chools al Caiudeu, AUe
irheny county, have been closed on ac
count of the prevalence of diphtheria.
- Mercer has a youug wan less than ill
I year of age who can converse iu tier man
French, Spauish. Ituliau. Kussian and
Portuguese with a- much facility as he can
iu Kuglish.
—lf you <vcr drop your watch in the
water, say.! a jeweller, hasten to throw it
iuto a cup of alcohol or whiskey. That
w ill prevent the works from nuthig. Many
a fine watch Las been ruiue-l Vv the owner
not knowing what to do A the time
piece after he got it wet.
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