Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, December 13, 1889, Image 1

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HAVE THE LEAST MONEY : - Are your wages small.
i fatuity?
With marketing bills
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Willi IIOUHP rent a «lr»»*r on you'.'
Low prices lor honest, long-wearing Clothing will he a
IMMHI to _>< ur pocket-book and your hack.
Get an Iron-clml Cloth Suit at sl2. Strongest All-Wo
Suit we know «»!'. Nohody else sells it.
Get J. N. I'ATTKKSON'S Cloth Suit at sl<i. For dress
and everyday wear combined it's wonderful value.
No matter how fine a *uit you want lor dress or business
we have that at a low price.
There is no open ijucstiou about Hoys' Clothing. We are i
not only pioneers, but to-day's leaders in styles and qualities
highest excellence and lowest prices,
heincinber the place.
Olio Price Clothing House,
JBU TLEi"H. - IP "EJSJ 2sF * A
Hardware awl House .Furnishing (ioods.|
Agricultural Implements,
Kramer Wagons,
Buggies, Carts, Wheel Barrows, lirammer Washing Machines,
New Sunshine and Howard Ranges, Stoves, Table
and pocket Cutlery, Hanging Lamps. Man
ufacturer of Tinware, Tin
Roofing and Spouting A Specialty.
There is no Doubt
As lo where you should hiiy your new dress, il economy is the
object you have in view, and you will agree with us, after you
have examined our line and prices in Silks, Satins, Cashmeres,
Serges, Ilenrettas, Broadcloths, Flannels, English Suitings in
plain and novelty plaids.
For Ladies, Cents, Misses and Children which we know
can not he equaled anywhere for value and price.
Blankets, Flannels, Yarns, Plushes, Velvets, Ribbon, Hos
iery and Notions of all kinds.
In all the new fall patterns and designs.
We are showing the grandest line of Ladies, Misses and
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 IK; convinced.
Leading Dry (ioods and Carpet House, Butler, Pa*
Wm. F. Miller.
Manufacturer of
Stair Rails,
end Newel-posts.
AH kiniln of H>MKI turiiiisx «l*>iao to <»r<l#*r, also
l>f« Mlx| VViHi'l-W-trK . HU«*ll n .
r«siii|{, Coni'T block*. PMIII'IS ami all kiit«ls <»t
fancy v.<nm| k .»rk lor lusliir* <|« a <:or.itioii «n
r \1.5. A VII Si;K NAMIXtfS.
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jil lOWrnl r.-L-ll I>ri« r
al Ni». | ~ S. Main sfm-f.
F;wf<»r> at No. M, N, Ur«*«'i.
P.CTI.I-J:. I'fcNNA.
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WIBII III# p|< .1 int. priilltalilo Idii*
for Mm- rli;lii wen i.***! mil.iih-s :iii<l evp«>n«!f |
|*l<l wi-.LIv Llln ml tlniui • liictiln l<> bCRIn
"fill | rtvloux i \|,< rli n< ln ''' >vilA Out
•I ipf. Witu i.»r t- iuis, tftv li.jc sijjc.
CMAKI.Kti II CIIAHK. NuiPerynuui. !!■, liest- r. I
CM N. V. Mention Uils pupei.
Sanitary Plumbers
lAml < i ,is KlU'-rs, o( iiioi'i; limn 20 j i ■ expi rl
i I'M;)', have openr ii iin ir store in tin; (Jen. Itelber
: lilnck. on Jefferson St. npfioslle the I/iwry
House, with .1 full Inn; nf Plumber's Supplies.
OAS HVI l ltlcs.ANl) lil.ollKS.
llANtilN'i; and TAISI.K I AMI'S
VI i l: A l has l!l i:nki.n A' i!
I li' lli: |ii'.iiiipl!y;j,lli>ii.|i rl to, :nnl y.ur pal-
OR.'l'/e re pel-tfllll.V w,||,-IH-,
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M i:i!|< INKS,
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I Sl'nv.K-. isltrslll'N, FKltri'MKit Y. Ac*
■ I'lijM. !:| II I'tevilpirtri'- eaietullv Vo.n
j ponndiMi.
' SS. Maitt Street, butler. Pa.
Something to Say.
To everyone this week, and it
will he to your interest to read
and think of i;
\\ v have the most complete
line el childien* hats, from the
>oiid ail round school eaps at
"Joe, to the finest and nobbiest
hats made.
We have the largest stock
!of reliable underwear in the
county, and are at our popular
low prices.
We have every thing in the
Furnishing line.
We have one price and that
the lowest. _
We like to have people look
at our goods and get the prices.
70 S Main street,
Butler, Pa.
Do Not Be Puzzled
What to buy for u Chriritmaß Pres
ent, hut Ht(«p into the
New York Bazaar
And sec the. mammoth display of
useful articles. We will mention a
few articles here:
Fine nilk tiaudkerckiufn, linen and
lace handkerchiefs, Bilk and cash
mere uttiniern.Hilk and plush neckties,
line dress Hhirts, colljirn und culTs,
suspenders, euir buttons, scarf pins,
und an endless vurietv of fine jewel
ry suitable for ladies wear, kid gloves
for ladies and gents, new styles in
ladies neckwear, u fine hilk or cash
mere dress, a cloak, a fine linen table
cloth, a nice pair of towels, make
very useful presents. We have an
elegant stock of fine umbrellas, muffs,
boa u , capes,pocket books,silk throws,
fancy linen goods and a hundred
more useful articles too numerous to
Remember the place,
The Wide Awake and Popular Store
Opposite Poatoflice.
Willard Hotel,
W. 11. REIHING, Prop'r
Hotel Vogeley
(Strictly First Class.)
11. FAPBKL, Manager. Bntler, I'a.
Diamond : - : Hotel,
Kroutiug Diamond, Butler, I'a.
(iood rooms, good meals, stabling in con
nection, ever\ thing fir.it class.
Meals at'all hours. Open all night,
lireakfast •£> cerii.i.
Dinner 'i r > cents.
Supper 25 cents.
L«KlgLii(,' jr, cents, .
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
Near New Court House formerly Donaldson
House—good accommodations lor travelers.
Hood stabling connected.
H-9-'n; iv' II KITKNMUI'LKR, Prop'r.
Hotels and Depots,
W. S. Gregg is now running a line
of carriages between the hotels and
depots of the town
Charges reasonable. Telephone
No. 17, or leave orders ut Hotel
(iood Livery in (lounection.
New Livery Stable.
New Stock,
New Rigs.
Horses fed and boarded.
39, W. Jefferson St, Butler, Pa.
Is the oiden and niont popular scientific uud
meehanical paper published ami has the largest
circulation of any paper o! its cliik* hi the world.
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lithographic plates of country and clt y residen
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and lull plans and specification* tor the use of
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In ra§e your mark Is not registered in the Pat
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A. T. HOIMT. J. e. w 11-SON.
scorr A WII.SON,
ATI " ill\ K« N-AT I.A W.
! collections « specially. ofll.e at .Vo. >. South
i Diamond. Itatlcr. I'.t.
i ArrOKNKl' AT-I. UV \Nl' NuilKY I'l iil.iC.
0..1 CC 11l K'l'Xll So. I. SeCol: I I!.. II ol Uu-.eltun
Block. entrance on tiluunn 1
• Room No. .', Anderson hulldiusr. Butler. l'a.
otllre ou si-rolnl floor of New A nderaon I! look
Main Si..- ii'-ar Diamond.
Attorney at IJUV. Odlce at No. 17, fcaal Jefler
son M . Boiler. Pa.
Attorney at Law and Ileal Kstate Agent or
lice rear of L. Z. Mitchell's oftlce on north side
ol Diamond. Duller, IV.
All or iiiv at-law. I ifflcc on second flour ol
Anderson building, near Court llouae. Duller,
All yat Law Office at S. K. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler. l'a.
All yat l.aw Oftlce on South side of Diamond
Holler, l'a.
Attorney-at-I.a\v. Office ou South side of Ola
liiond, liutlei, l'a.
Office aC No. i't. S. Mailt street, over Frank It
eo's Di ujf Store. Butler. l'a,
Physician and Surgeon.
rJo. 10 West Cunningham St.,
S. W.Corner Main and North Sis.
All work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties -.-(Sold Killings, and rainless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Oilier ou Jefferson Street, one door |:*»I ot l.onrj
IIOUKI*, L'|» SUin.
Office oiien daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
prompt attention,
N. H. -Tlie only Dentist in llutlcr using the
besl makes of teeth.
L 8. Mt*JUNKIiV,
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
Fire and Lite
lufcuraitcu Co. of North America, incor
porated 17U"*, capital $3,000,000 ami other
strong companies represented. New York
I.ife Insurance t.'o., assets $90,000,000. Office
Now Htueltou building near Court House.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
J. I. I'urvls, Kanmel Anderson,
William Campbell J. W. linrkli.irt.
A. Trout man, Henderson Oliver,
(i.C. Itoesslug, .lames Stephenson,
l>r. W. Irvin, Henry Wliilmlro.
J. K. Taylor. H. C. Helneniiui,
United Security and Trust Co.,
of ru,
Money to Buy Homes.
Moi. t lily dues not more than a fair rent. Pay
ments decrease yearly. In event ot death
prior to completion or payments, balance of on
cumbrance canceled.
Money to Loan.
Heal estate bought and sold on commission.
Wanted houses to rent and rents collected.
No 38 South Main St.,
Butler, Pa.
Over Unn's I)i ug.Htore.
Wall Paper.
For the next sixty days we
will oiler bargains in nil our
gilt and embossed wall papers.
|in order lo reduce stock and
j make room for Holiday (roods.
J. H. Douglass,
Near Postollice, Butler Pa
.—Subscribe for iLe CITIZEN
B! TLI'IS, I'A., FRIDAY. DECKMHER 1:1. !*-:i
In the course of a lieeemher tour in
Yorkshire, England, I rode for a long dis
tance in one of the public eoacJies, ou the
day preceding Christmas The coach was
crowded, both inside and out, with pas
sengers, who, by their talk, -oeiued prin
cipally bound to the mansions of relations
or friends, to eat the Christmas dinner.
It was loaded also with hampers of game,
and baskets and boxes of delicacies; aud
hares hung dangling their long ears about
the coachman's Imt. presents from distant
friends for the impending feast I had
three hue rosy-checked school boys for my
fellow-passengers inside, full of tho buxom
health aud uianly spirit which 1 have ob
nerved in the children of hij country.
They were returniug home for the holi
days, iu high glee, and protni ing them
selves a world of enjoyment.
It was delightful to hear the gigantic
plans of pleasure of the little rogues, and
the impracticable leaf t Ihey were to per
form during Iheir six weeks'* emaucipa
tion from the abhorred thraldom ot book,
birch, uiid pedagogue. They were full ol
the anticipations ol the meeting ailh
the family and household, down lo the
very cat and log. and of the joy they were
to give their sister by the presents with
which their pockets were crammed; but
the meeting to which they seemed to look
forward with tho greate t impatience wa
with Bantam, which I found to be a pony,
aud according to their talk, possessed
of more virtues than any deed Hince the
days of Bucephalns. How be could trot'
how he could run' and then such leapt m
he would take—there was not a hedge in
the whole country that he could not dear
They were under the particular guard
ianship of the coachuiail, to whom, when
ever au opportunity presented, they a, I
dressed a host of questions, and pronounc
ed him one of the best fellows iu the whole
world. Indeed, I could not but notice Ihe
more than ordinary air and importance ot
the coachman, who wore his hat a little on
one idc, and had a large bunch of Christ
ma: greens stuck in the button hole of his
coat. He is always a personage full of
mighty care and business; but he is par
ticiilarly so duriug this season, having so
many commission* to execute in eonsc
ijuenee of the great intcr-'liaugc of pres
cut . And here, perhaps il may not be
unacceptable to my untravelled readers,to
have a sketch that may serve as a general
representation of this numerous uud impoi
taut class of functionaries, who have a
dress, a manner, a language, an air, pecul
iar to themselves, and prevalent through
out the fraternity; so that, wherever all
English stage coachman may be seen, he
cauiiot be mistaken for one of any other
craft or mystery.
tic has commonly a broad full face, cur
iomdy mottled with red, as if the blood
had been forced by hard feeding into every
Vessel of the skin; he is swelled into jolly
dimensions by frequent potations of malt
liquors, and his bulk is still farther increas
ed by a multiplicity of coats, in which he
buried like a cauliflower, the upper one
reaching to his heels. He wears a broad
brimmed low-crowned hat, a huge roll of
colored handkerchief about his neck, know
ingly knitted and tucked iu at the bosom;
and has iu summer-time a large bouquet of
flowers iu his button hole, the present,
most probably, of some enamored country
lass. His waistcoat is commonly of bright
colour, striped, aud his small clothes extend
far below the knees, to meet a pair of jockey
boots which reach about half-way up his
All tlii:i costnmn is maiiilaiu«'<i with
much precision; ho ba* u pride in having
his clothes of excellent material a, and not
withstanding the seeming groasness of his
appearance, there is discernible that neat
ness ami propriety of person, which is al
most inherent in un Knglishmun. lie en
joys great consequence ami consideration
along the road; has frequent conferences
with the village housewives, who look np
on him as a man of great trust and de
pendente; and he seems to have a good
understanding with every bright-eyed
country la.-s. The moment he arrives
where the horses are to bo changed, he
throws down the reins with something ot
an air, and abandons the cattle to the care
of the hostler; his duty being merely to
drive them from one stage to another.
When off the box, his hands are thrust in
the pockets of his great coat, and he rolls
about the inn-yard with an air of the most
absolute lordliness. Here he is gener
ally surrounded by an admiring
throng of hostlers, stable boys,
shoe-blacks, and those nameless
hangers-on, that infest inns and taverns,
and run errands, and do all kind of odd
jobs, for the privilege of battening on the
drippings id' the kitchen and the leakage
of the tap-room. These all look up to hiui
as to an oraole; treasure up his cant
phrases; echo his opinions about horses
and other topics of jockey lore; aud, above
all. endeavor to imitate his air aud car
riagc. Kvery ragamuffin that has a coat to
his back, thrusts his hands in the pockets,
rolls iu his gait, talks slang, and is an em
bryo Coaehey.
l'erhaps it might be owing to the pleas
ing serenity that reigned in my own mind,
that I fancied I saw cheerfulness in every
countenance throughout the journey. A
Stage-Coach, however, carries animation
always with it, and puts the world in mo
tion as it whirls along. The horn, sound
ed at the entrance of a village, produces a
general bustle. Some hasten forth to meet
friends; some with bundles aud hand boxes
to secure places, and in the hurry of the
moment can hardly take leave of the
group that accompanies them. In the
mean time, the coachman has a world of
small commissions to execute; sometimes
jerks a small parcel or newspaper to the
door of a public bouse; auil sometimes
with knowing leer and words of sly im
port. hands to some hall-blushing, half
laughing housemaid, an odd-shaped billet
doux from some rustic admirer. As the
coach rattles through the village, every
one runs to the window, aud you have
glances on every side of fresh country
faces, and blooming giggling girls. At
the comers are assembled juntos of village
idlers and wise men, who take their sta
tions there for the important purpose of
seeing company pass; but the sagest knot
is generally at the blacksmith's, to whom
the passing of the coach is au event fruit
ful of much speculation. The smith, with
the horse's heel in his lap, pauses as the
vehicle whirls by; the cyclops round the
anvil suspend their ringing hammers, aud
snll'er the iron to grow cool; and the sooty
spectre in brown paper cap, laboring at
the bellows, leans 011 the handle for a mo
incut, and permits the asthmatic engine to
heave a long-drawn sigh, while he glared
through the murky smoke and sulphur
eons gleams ot the smithy.
I'crhaps the impending holiday might
have given a more than usual animation to
the country, lor it seeluod to me as i| ev
erybody Was in good looks and good xpir
its. (iauie, poultry, ami other luxuries of
the table, were in brisk circulation in the
villages; the grocers, butchers, and fruit
erer's shops were thronged with custom
er-. The housewive* were alining bri k
ly alxiut. pnltiug their dwelling* iu ~rdei.
ami the glossy hranehes ol holly, wi'.h
their liri)?lit red herrie-, liefan lo appear at
the window,. The ,cetie t>> uuud
ail old w riter'.s aeeoiiut ol Cliimlniai prep
parations. "Now capons atnl liens, IM
sides turkeys, (feese, and duek.s, with heel
and mutton. —must all die—for in twelve
days a multitude of people will not lie fed
with a little. Xow plums and spice, sugar
aud honey, square it. among pies and
broth. N'ow or never must music be
in tune, for the youth ni'i t duuee aud sing
to get them n heal, while the it bv
the lire The country maid leave, hall her
market, an 1 inu t be sent agaiu. if he for
gets a pair of cards on Christmas eve
Great is the contention of llolly ninl Ivy.
whether master or dame wears the
breeches. Liice and cards benefit the but
ler, aui if the cook do not lack v it, he will
sweetly lick his tiuger •.
I was roused from this lii of Imurious
meditatiou by a shout from iuy little trav
eling companions. They liad been Ue.k
iug ont of the coach windows f.,r the last
few miles, re<. ognuing every tree and cot
tage a they approached home and theie
was a general burst of joy—"There's John'
aud there's old Carlo' and there's Bantam!'
cried the happy little rogues clapping
their hauds.
At the end of a Fane, there wa • TTi rrnr 1
Aobur looking scivaut in lively , v ailing for
then), lie wa• a, coiop.tilled lo a •nperau
hunted pointer, and by Ih ■ redonbtalilc
Dautanl, a little old rat o! a p niy. with a
shairf'V inane and h»iig rusty tail, who
stood dozing quietly by the road id. , little
dreaming of the liil'itting time, that a'.vait
ed him
1 Was pleased to *e, the folldne \\ ith
which the little fellows leaped about the
steady old f,Hitman and hugged the point
er, who wriggled his whole body for joy
Rul Itanium wa- Ihe preal object of inter
e t; all Wanted to mount at ouce, utol it
wa - with some ditlicnlty that .lidin arrailg
ed that, they should ri.le by turns, and the
eldest hoiild ride first.
Off they set at last; one on tli»- pony,
with t liming bounding it nil barking before
him, anil the others holding John's hand?
Woth talking ut once and overpowering
him with questions ahont liom<\ find with
school anecdote*. I looked after them
with n feeling in which I do not know
whether pleaiflire or melancholy predomi
nated; for I was reminded -f tlnce day -
when, like theui, I had neither known cure
nor sorrow, und a holiday was the sum
mit of earthly lelieity. We stopped a few
moments afterwards, to witter the hones;
and on resuming our route, a turn of the
road brought us in sight »f a neat country
seat. I eould just distinguish the forms of
a lady an.l two young girls on the portico,
and I Maw my little comrades, with Ban
Uin, Carlo, and old John, trooping along
the carriage roail. I leaned out of the
coach window, in hopes of witnessing the
happy meeting, but 11 grow of tree shut il
from my sight.
In tin- evening we reached a village
where I bail determined to pass the night.
As we drove into the great gateway of the
inn, I saw, on one side, tin- light of a
rousing kitchen fire beamed through a
window. I entered, anil admired lor the
hundredth time, that picture of con
veuience, neatness, and broad honest en
joy men t, the picture of an English inn. It
was of spacious dimensions, bung round
with copper and tin vessles highly polish
ed, and decorated here and there with a
Christinas green. Hams, tongues and
flitches of bacon were suspended from the
ceiling; a smokc-juck made its ceaseless
claukiug beside the fire place, and a clock
ticked in one corner. A well sconreH deal
table extended along one side of the kiteli
on, with a cold round <>l beef, and other
hearty viands, upon it, over which two
foaming tankards of ale seemed mounting
guard. Travellers of inferior order were
preparing to titlark this stout repast,
whilst others ,iat smokiug and gossiping
over their ale ou two high-ltacked oaken
settles beside the tire. Trim housemaids
were hurrying backwards and forwards,
under the directions of a bustling landlady:
but still seizing an occasional moment to
exchange a tlippant word, and have a rally
ing laugh, with the group round the lire.
The scene completely realized Poor Koh
in's humble idea of the comforts id'mid
Now trees their leafy hats do barf
To reverence Winter's silver hair,
A handsome liostoss, merry lio.it,
A pot of ale and now a toast,
Tobacco and a good coal tiie.
Are thiugs this season doth require,
1 had not been long at the inn, when a
post chaise drove up to the door. A young
gentleman stepped out, and by the light of
the lamps 1 caught a glimpse of a counte
nance which I thought I knew. I moved
forward to get a nearer view, when his eye
caught mine. I wus not mistaken; it v. as
Frunk liracebridge, a sprightly, good hu
mored young fellow, with whom I had
once travelled ou the continent. onr
meeting was extremely cordial, for the
countenance of an old lellow-traveler al
ways brings up the recollection of a thou
Kind pleasant scenes, odd adventures, and
excellent jokes. To discuss all these in a
transient interview at un inn, wits impnssi
ble; and finding that I was not pressed for
time and was merely making a tour of ob
nervation, lie insisted that I should give
him a day or two at his father's country
seat, to which he was going to pass the
holidays, and whk h lay at a few miles'
distance. "It is better than eating a soli
tary Christmas dinner at au iun," said he,
"anil I can assure you of a hearty wel
come, in something of the old-fashioned
style." Ilis reasoning was cogent, and 1
must confess the preparation 1 had seen
for universal festivity anil social enjoyment
had made feel a little impatient of my
loneliness. I closed, therefore, at once,
with his invitation; the chaise drove up to
the door, and in a few moments 1 was on
my way to the family mansi on of the
'Poor Kutilu s Almanack. ICJI.
Thomas had Been Left Out.
A number of book men were relating
professional anecdotes the other night.
"About twenty years ago,' writ! one of
them, •• I was employed with the Lippiu
cotts. Thomas llughes was at that time
being lionized very extensively, and when
he came down to Philadelphia of conrio he
came to see the great publishing house,
and was shown all over.
"After he had inspected tin* whole es
tablisbinent and expressed his urprise
and gratification, the benil of the house
took him by the arm, and said:
" 'Now, Mr. Hughs, I want to show you
one of the greatest publications -Allibone'i
Dictionary. It contains the name of, and
some information about every author of
any account in England and America
Now let in see, for example, what il says
about Mr. Thomas Hoges '
"So he I limed to 11 , and, lo! the name
of the author of 'Tom Brown's School
days' wasn't there. It is one of the ottdest
coincidences 1 know of, that the only ser
ious omission ill this great wmk should
have beeu disenved 111 this accidental
w ay
A swallow tail—The story ot lonah
anl the whale.
HJIII Roads and TliHr EH'«»ct.
lif a country ulo tt.. people have l>.-en
i uud.-r tlx- tyranny ot 1.. I road .11 tt a
lives, it cau hardly IM- expected that tlo..
Will le.ih/e Ihe lull I V'elll of flu di dv .
j tagei under which labor. It , not in
easy matter to present 11,c-*- dt.-adviuitagc-*
iu fact* aud figures iu such a way as to im
pre-* ihe man who has always gone l«>
market when the roads permitted, and
stayed at home when their condition forbid
travel, and who has never looked np»n It.
matter as affecting hi ■ prosperity The at
tempt lo show the relation between c«~..l
ol bail road J and the . oti.liliou ol Ihe pv.i
pie hi be. -u made by hundred ~| writer-
Students of economy and mhw w ithin a
short lime, thank- to an awakening of pen
eral interest on the subject The scholar
who li.- made ihe subjt*. I .. study, siin
down and prepare-a t»bl> of figure- hom
ing the great losses occasioned bv the ex
tra work put upon farmer* teams-by ihe
wear and tear on vehicles —by the on
lo'i c try expenditure ol time whi<b the
tiuVeliug ol bad load.- requires - by ihe an
liual expenditure ol ,-iim. large in the
iu making repair- which hardly
last until the roadina--ter has left the p..i
Ifanv of ihe-c arguments lali upon deal
ear The farmer know - then- aie a., day
that on the mo tof the e days lie ha lo
oik more or It - faithlully He know .
Ili.it he w. ill collie 0.1 lat Ihe end of the
y■ at a little ahead »r a little behind hand,
but he i. lo.t ae< u domed to figure the
amount .. doe ; not realize the gain or ■<•>>-.
of a lew hour- each ueek. or a little extra
work upon his team. llis bla-l uolh lull
i • cousideralde. but he i a remarkable far
mer tvlio knows jut what it amount )to m
a y ear, ■> the average man is in n» position
lo perceive any - light in. ri a-e or deciea<e
So a ilh the other items which are afferted
by the condition o| our highway Stain
lies mid ealciilaln.il how Ihr.t our pre-enl
uuecoiioinii al niethiMl' cosf (lo- farmer
millions every year, but while he does not
DOUBT the statement he <l<M-S not REALISE
their truth
There i' it feature of the que-torn, how
ever, which iniprenc itself npou every
man who comes to town with a load of hay.
turnips, potatoes or other produce. For a
week or ten days, perhaps, he ha- been
v. niching the cloud ■ and r inly ing the proli
abilities its to when the roads will permit
his taking to town In garnered crop, or hi'
I'ruit or his garden atnff now reffriy for
market, lie hears of fauc) prices Ix-iog
paid by the tow 11 dealers and their custom
ers, I oi b.ul roads and a careity.
Finally the son cornea out, lie hitches up
bis team and -tarts for market The road
permit travel and his ncighlxirs a well a*
himself have found that out. The road i
lincd with other farmer teams bound on
the it me illusion He rendu town and
lie finds the Greets crowded Willi those
quite as ready as himself to sell. In a lew
hours the market has been supplied, glut
led. and bis load i- a harden on liis hands.
To take il borne again would entail eonsid
crahlc loss und he perhaps remain in town
over night.hoping for better luck next day
What with falling prices, hotel bill , etc .
bis profits have vanished. The long block
ad 11 through bail roods has availed him
nothing The town merchants, finding
that their locul farmers have brought the
prodilce needed, have telegraphed to tit -
taut commission houses, und the article
needed has been imported by rail from
abroad. The railroads are not affected by
"bad roads." Few of onr farmers can say
that they have not had just oich 1111 ex
pcriem very year
Ours is not 11 county specially adapted to
agriculture, tlur farmers timl every jear
thill they are iu sharper competition with
the agriculturist of the We t, where na
lure supplies everything in their favor.
There would seem t<> be the greater uece
sity, therefore, for being able to dispose of
our local productions ut the greatest p<»-
sible advantage. Through the interference
of bad roadi they frequently enter the
market at the worst possible disadvantage
It is time onr farmers were moving vigor
onsly to remedy the matter. Not only
they, but onr town merchants also, who
profit by their trade, are interested, and
the matter is one which concerns all
Wilkesltarre Reconl
A Queer Case.
Il wits a libel auit, and came np for triul
before a New York Judge last week
Thecoinplaimuit was Mr Eliza A Well ,
"u trance and materializing medium," the
defendant Colonel John I'. Huiidy. proprie
tor of the Kflifjio-Pliilostiphiciil Juumii'
He bad charged her with being a humbug
who "use i trick cabinets ami confederates
to accomplish her deception." She metl
for damages
This is how some of the proposed jurors
were questioned by the complainant's
lawyer and answered:
"Suppose it was proved ou evidence that
wus not disputed here that a form in human
shape appeared all clothed iu white, and
then dissolved into the air. would you be
lieve tho evidence?"
"No, I wouldn't."
"If yon saw such a phenomenon your
self; if you passed your hand through the
form ami lound it v.us only vapor, would
you then believe .such a thing was po
"No, sir; I don't believe anything of the
kind could happen."
Another juror was asked: —
"Suppose positive evidence was produced
here to prove that a woniun was locked iu
au iron case competent to bold a tiger, and
that she came out without the moving of
the iron bars or the unlocking of the door
would you believe it*"
"Who cullle out, the tiger' '
"No, the woman."
No, I wouldn't."
"Would you believe iu the uiaterinlura
tion of a spirit form if it was revealed here
before your eyes!"
"No, sir. I would say there was some
Judge Beach ruled that all such jurors
were competent. The issue to be deter
mined, he said, wus whether, as the de
fendant charged mid offered to prove, it
trick cabinet and confederate bad been
used by the complainant, ami the Court did
not propose "the trial should wander over
the domain of Spirituuli in."
The plaintiff's attorneys argued that
their client would have no Khow if the
jurors would not believe it possible for any
one lo do wbilt she proffered to have done
But the burden of proof wit. on the tie
feudatit, and if she wus innocent of trick
cry how could he prove her a humbug?
The result was that the complainant wu
uoii uitcd and mulcted 111 a heavy uai,
which i not likely lo encourage libel tit •
of this sort
A Close Call lor I lie Children.
Cincinnati l-'nqtiirrr.
By a vole of 1:2 to 1(4 the presbytery of
Ciueinnali concluded thai ' all iuf.ilil d\
ing iu infancy are mini ' lib their
dear lit Ilc heart . how I hey mil .1 rejoice at
this declaration! But let them pan -«• a mo
ment and reflect upon the solemn Is. tthat
a cbaugi of only three voles would ha" - ")
1 damned thiui torever
Justice K.itily Mistaken.
"Irir wi<l mr of I In* 1...j. 111 lr
( I'.ir "I f». MIK.I «S to Wfwl • n.an
nriri] middle 11 who wa. irriixl «<
! HAVING tabled • UI«D IU a >|tiarrel on the
• rlr.-i t liiiartuc air a tooi-hoi eat when at
the Cr-t consultation fit- ud.l m. Ihr«r
facts: 'Yesterday afternoon. md he.
■IIM.UI dusk. my brother. whn reamible*
an- niitoivli.it. was < ro*»iug tbe -tn-ft,
when b.- met a -Irjoftr I -.Til:u? the other
Way The frn. i»f was mttddl the
alrafiKTj i tied turn and a .(Barrel e» «ed
th*t inrlupwl ml'i a tif»t«r in wbi.fi *■,
liialkrr. who hi*.l hi" j.^i.»• i. ■ i.» m his h-tu.l
IN NPPISFTL *-r\ .-R«•! 1M..-. » U .L
then ran «r«r a- * foKmuM an.l -evera!
citizens rami* ii|> \fter »e were all IM
bed I i-t nigh'. tbe < Mir lw ihe
h.'U ■<• itftri the assailant. and mm b l» Mt >
tnrpri.se fts •• v -trraal was made ..m again-f
nif \l l.f«.'bi"r i- a man M ili«i|itlr>l
habit*, who ha* »VIT«I IIHX l.eeu in
lf"UMt* and it the « a** L-i |nv ariii,.»f
bun I am afraid b. will be -. iit |.> n,« pen
ilenfiary "n the iilhi-i hmul lam a law
abiding. iii .ii and ran an ex.-rllrnt
rkam Iri N«», übal I frifw In «I<. .
l»i -land trial i u llii- i haii •*. plead not
guilty, ffiiVi- an alibi. a.' I ran. prove my
tbtittUi, aiul lule tl.c* e«a<«|iwM'i Ii
and I am willing to par that • ■ k«-p 111;
brother nut of pn •m '
1 tiKil in per iia.l»- my ilml mil >•(
rin Ii a roHMlir ywwrtiiy." raaliaanl
thn lawyer. "hat he f>. determined. Il«f
in order In Jo biin justice in the defen-e I
»bl«ii»>J a itiaun- from another larger
whn Wi.nld ai I in tbe defense a- if >.nr
client were guilty Ur client t« . identi
lii .1 by the man nhn hail been stahlwd and
by tbe policeman au<i other diaiatefr Ifil
partie tha hail witMMed IU hrht in lb*
scini darknes-' ami *'!' inr> of lVi*-tr man.
a-. they tkaoflit My cli.-ut Wore thai he
ilni nut mmmit ili» a ault, bot liiti he
*M a' hoiui- at Ihr tiaie when ii ueenrred,
an«l hii family -*i>rr tn that M Then
•« 7IT:II l. i.l in IT inrmlifr' nf the t hnrch te
titifil a< lii his fnmi tharat ler F'-nf 'he
jury found him ttiiHy .imt fined him t'f
Ht- |> »iit it withonf a rnnrnuir. anil thr
riTi.nl nf tii< rimvirtu.n itamt* in tbf nr
ilr>r-i «f lh» rmir' <ll fhmn»h tb«* erial my
< In-lit'♦ jniilly lirnllii-r at by hi- -«!»• in
rnfirt nint hi anl tin- t<-«tiim>ny * ithmit
lliii. liiin' I a kill him »hat tu- wniilil
have iluii*- it bi" K-lf -.n-ritirinir IIMIII-I 'ivl
INWII ..-III(M(4 tn llu- |n-mti.iituir I in
ti-liili-il. in th.it null,' .ml bt% if<»l up
tii mart ami uckm.wliilfn my o«n
Thi-iithH lawv rr wa.< thiiml»-r-.lrii«-t after
tbi- tn.il when I tnlil him the fart* He
refil-Jiil tu U lirve. ami 'aiil the etnlence
VM iifTii ii nt tn i-mit U-t any man »b«
livi-il Only the primf <>f f»*\ ihanu-ter
uvnl the «| I'll 111 fruin a .were enteßn
tn the Mule pri I'll txwii vllle I IKUII#
A Curious Story of Mistaken
Knmi fbii-apii eoini * nne »f the rnwt
till Kill-I itwriei uf miitakeii identity kuuWD
t» the annals nf crime. In April, W".
yi.-bael il'ltrien. a }Mili«-enian. *m mnr
iU-r«-il Tiimithy O'tlraily tu ri>nvit-t«<l
uf the i-riim- ami *euti-tire«l t« the peuitim
tiarv for seventeen year* for mau ilangb
ter. At the trial O'tiraily n-foneU to enter
a plea of selfilefeti.se. whirb his friend.
iir/i-il nun to make, but stoutly declared
he wn nnjii4ly atfWil, tboneb the eir
i urn -Initial evidence *a eoncln-ire tbat
he w;»- the per-oii who killed the officer
A few day* fcpo, however. John J S«rau
lon. the leader of the "Mollte llnll" ?*H|t.
i-onfe ied that it was he and not fi'tlrady
who killed O.Hrieti. It i-enis that S« ai.
lon had a ijiiarrel with O'Brien ami w«.-
-eekiuK to murder him Jn-l »• In- WIM
kulkiuir beluiiil a corner to ..boot the otli
cer he fluir biin euj»a<red iu a row with
iiiir.uly. ami lie -iered the opportunity to
kill his victim nnder rircum tancea that
threw all the blame tin the man wilh
whom lie was IVhtinif At the trial it
was shown that the fatal bullet did net
match the revolver which O'tirady carried.
Imt the jnry ifti<»red this fact, which now
proves to be very material O'tirady will
now In- pardoned.
She Had No Curiosity.
"A new fainilv uiovod into the hou*
ucxt dour to day ' Mrs. Gsbbjr to her
husband when be came h.nne to t « tin
other eveniiiir
••Indeed." he laid; "who are they' Mice
looking lort of peuplef"
Hon hi mid I know ' ' replied Un.
tiabbjr, a little harply. I've Homethini!
better to do tbau to lie at trauners
and trying to tind out about theui I just
happened to peep ont once or twice and
saw thi-se people umviug in. They've a
big plu.ti easy chair, very milch like that
cardinal one of oun, and a little fancy
mahogany stand, handsomer thn ours,
and nine little tables besides Think of it.
I counted them. Fonr came with the
first load, three with the next, and two
with the next. »>ne of them had a « tini
»o:i top and it wa.* horrid They've -K-veii
parlor chairs, all different, and foor real
handsome sofas, and I counted fifteen
different pictures in large frame*, bat tl.e
men hituded theui out with the picture
side in, no 1 couldn't ee what they were
like, provoking thiugs. Hut most of the
carpels are liody Brussels, ami I think one
was a real Wilton. They've two handsome
chamber eta anil three lorely brie a brat
canes, two of lhem ebony and (We cherry,
and three —What's thatf
His Tribule.
Old l'eter Kkre, lor many years a resi
dent of a certain New Kuglalid village, wa
one of those unwise aud unjust men who
never praise their wives, and who do nut
seem to realize how hle.-scd they are iu the
way of companions until death coines sod
ilenly to leave them desolate and nneareil
Old Peter's kindly, uncomplaiuing and
unappreciated wife died suddenly one day.
and l'eter came at once to a realising sons
of her many virtues, and was evidently fill
ed with a longing to prove to his friend
that he wa> not blind to bis wife's per
This desire increased m the lionr for the
fnnerul -errices dr -w near, ami when a'l
tlio friend.■ hail a Wlubled at the bouse
Peter touched the hearts in well as the
palates of tho-e present ti_v -mldeiily np
pearinff with a huge yellow IHIWI piled
high with doiighuuts in hi band*. I'.l " i
inp from one to the other of hi» frii nds he
faid with tearful earuestne is:
"Have one they arc the vert la t of un
pore Mmiei' bakin', and they cau't
L»eat no, tbey i ati'L! I'ore. |HU»- UN H I
Water cour e and iiml ln < are tin j
iilmdi of fever and agne, l.n.idor ba i
provedauio.it valnalde pieveiityre of ma
laria and an etficoi loUii ■• iue.lv in the |
treatlueiil of malarial ill ea e
Nolbiiif 'iipelyiuK or dauf.-ruu . m.
lamlauiim or < ipiuin. enters into the cum j
pi. ition of lb.it famed remedy, iir Bull'
ttaby Syrup Price 'St cent. l .
\ frn t bite may be Nat urn's tomb
ttilt fen < are to berin
To try to pmve that it i* MI. b
Ai triakci tht. whole wurli kiu
Tbe »-•*.. I tbr t-v- «« iw/Umri
' »I||-I lb« ••*»« bw-1 mj #.44 ikv WIIM
• » it will sat* wJ Ist.^
Kigtit -bevp m»y k* kept t>* »-.rxy «.«,
» iltil} insii. >' they -*l!l add little
• th.- evpen-e. the beep w*«iaiir nun?
kinds i.f I.mml that • attb- rejert
The ibilk («a be watered ihroagh the
ojfen. y nf if e tow. bat by the iw sf nt h
t--~l the i»» ran lie made r« yieid milk nf
f ««d i)aa!i«r f»d ai..! war -r moke plenty
«i il. llt al.d »f ti»e best kind
\ gtmd tire-nag "I lUßsrr k.siad eo. h
ia pU-rr plant at this *% ■+ will rM«
the t an.-' I» gr.iW 1ip..11, ill the syhai'
Ouij a lew r-iipbeiry Igtin ore lethal red
in iMii lw tpply a mall lawil. ted lOe
r- her the gr. aud au.i tw-te maaarc a>e.|
t'.e I trif. r Vl..| better the fblil/ I the
I'lMiage .talk t <twi|.| he lelt in Ike
f I.ittbii when the Itcatle Me Warned !•< use
as they will Ibtww up -pi.-.tt * and give •
g.nnl yield .1< gleeii * la jrttlMU
th' talk i . after the he »<t« have WrU rat
•.IT an- replanted. . lose together an<l rut
ere I with litter srith - ornsf-Uk < «»er the
Inter ksrlt in the spring the lifer is re
klsby ei.ttt.ai. refuse l— >t and b-e
pt-uti •imply f--r the lot k i.f a UltW >*il t.»
fi'.'r I b«- f..«l a plea*iUtl lute Animal
Will reject I.t. lrle |..»l a Writ as bnwaa
>ti I is r« M-lilial to .11/e-tioß and it •h.ntlt
k.- provided There iiei-d he n*i KPU «4
gr. in* l.~i mi., h till if the ft»sl i* t.»M|.
w a-. i.e.l with if ton ill .j .aoiifr .>» alt
and neler -pnnkled «vtt ,he hat or a>Med
to the ma-h will imln. e th.- aaimat- !-•
i> li-b it
It all fntil val In !■■*■ bet was »t.slt.l
and <ra«le.t lltere ewiM Me fewer ■■••at
plaint' t.f h.w pricet .1 few inleri-r jyee
faaieas lkft.su iu with t k'wt frmr Will tend
to lower the price «>f the whole I luforai
if) in appearance ami .(iialit; i« Ifte he-t
Utdut-eiuebt to the iretta.ser aad if ha had
that the frmt at the bottom «f the had. f
1« equal to that on that top ba frill ask f-t
more of the same kind The market Will
8.-Ver Im> htflml over.toeked With ebmt-e.
Diuforni f.'iiit Appc.traftt eis a great far
tor iu ei itrinf 14' lick sales.
The Itasi way apptji alt f» laud i< to
mix it with lime «r x-h*« .«•> tetshel «f
salt to tea of lime or a.*hea being the pruper
proportion It rentiers ike lime more >«h
ble, due to ehemieal a. fion
To ret good bails nf flowers aeit sprinr
pie j.ore the lied* B»w. Spade them Bp
sprinkle lime and a«be • "• the earth.
rake It over, uid then cortr wall with
Bianiire, allowing the manure to re
main on the surface to he tßrnad under
early in the SPNBG
A» turkeys will ba ib demoad h.s* a..a
until Jauaary they abo«ld ba fad wall.
aa to make tham aa Cat aa pwatUe. AB
extra pound will pay tba freight and ea
pen.se3 of feetliag, aa wall aa add to tba
price. Only rknrt turkeys bring the
highest prices in market.
Kvery farm »h-.nUl have a few grape
vise*. They aerve a* arbors or thada. aad
can lie grown where tbey will Bet take Bp
muck spoee All poultry yards will he tan
proved if grape tiaes are grown abtag the
fences, and the fowts will find shade .ft.lrr
ibe oterhauging hrAtche in .mmwr
tktt the mmmm m «»ar it f a..t omt <4 place
to rail attention to the fact that if the dis
eiw i' t» Iw prrwnlrd aeit JMI ■ in
thing nioit be done with the refii-nr (item«,
Jrrlfnl !«Un, etc > and u.4 allow it tn
Iw carried over thr-Migh 1U *iat*-r The
lluur Agricultural Etpenment Statma
fcaa been it wort in the endenr.ir to en
lighten the fanner* in r«|niJ to thi di'
ea.*e, but remedies the frovißf
*mud May lie ton lite and in order l«
avoid the dißonlty all top*. IcttM an. I de
raying tuber* shoiibl M bo rut in order t..
destroy the '(M>rr u«4 throw them «>a
the ronipo.it heap. as the manure will ..nlf
'{•read the disease another *V«II
ft i* known that the fungus li*e- over
the wiuter in the f..r« «# sp<ice-« 111 the
stemt. leave* and tnbers. retaining their
vitality and attacking the 'urceeding crop
In this c»uditn>u «f f* during Winter the
■>pnre« are known a» mvtpour Being deep
•eated in the *** l. when the itfw i* tarn
nl under, it *■><« makes its pre <ei»« e known
liter the « rop is well under war la the
u miner and tail it >|>pe«i< a* a white
Mildew, which, i'ii elimination. m found
to lie nHH|M>ml of branching folmli
known a.i iMrtttoybam. being nunute
white oblong bodies, whu h are the -MBi
iner spores at the lucgus. known a- urn
idia The*e »pore* are liTTied by the
winds to other fields. thtu -preadiug the
disease. liurmg the summer new wiater
>pore« are formed within the stent*, leave*
and tuber*, and are tben ready fur d»-
•eaiiiiatinf the di -ease the next *ea->u
As the parasite U internal, and oaly ap
pear- at the surface while produciug MM
mer s|M>ren,tbe methods ma t be preventive
rather than in. in edlately remedial. The
object fcould be to check the growth
the summer ip'ttF, which pteveals the
op re ail of the disease by distribution
through the agency at the atmoephere To
do this the should tie sprayed as —.n
as the whitish mildew appear* or the
leaves begin to blacken with any of the
foliowiu|( olutioiu. which haie been tried
in France with be&e&cial results
Xo I. llu one quart of ammonia water
with 3 ounces of carbonate of copper Stir
rapidly until a clear liquid i* pvodseed. and
dilute to 22 gallons with water
No. 2. |ti isolce a pound of onlphatc of
copper < Milestone J iu two faiion> of hi»t
water. When cold add 14 pints MIB'HUK
water, and dilute to 22 gallon* with water
Xo. 3 Diseolre 6 pound* sulphate of
copper in 16 gallon* of water Slake I
pounds of fresh lime into six gallons of
water. When cold mix the two solntion*.
slowly and thoroughly.
Apply with a spraying apparatus or toeee
pump He careful to burn all refute now
Select seed next <ea*on from localitie" in
which the di*ea*e ha* not appeared Ro
tate by not planting po'atoe* on the *»tne
field twice iu succession l.t amine the
bin- carefully, and remove all infected
specimens I'ol the jced long enough hn
fore planting to allow the *urfai e to dry.
Let all taruieri in each neighborhood unite
to prevent the spread of the dues**
—Literary men are a g«»>d deal like
bens The author lays a pb»t and then
the editor ait < on it
Courtesy iloen't ro<f mu>k M it
pay* a mighty big intei>»t on the inveit
llli- Id
It > uiouotonou ito be tl< h. lull there
1.1 a * nncty about being p--.r lb it ome
tiuii * makes one weary
A Colorado paper adverti e» a- a Sun
day attraction A luand Sacred !>■»»
Ti* the la l llf of lOMMrt, left . lawline
All her |ie kv i ouip«ne>ns are dried up and
if one
ao bog ot i.ci fcifadred bo l&scct is b.gh.
To remiud oae el -.i. merer (OBfalitiiii
poor fly.