Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, December 27, 1889, Image 1

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BIT rX rJI-2, - - - - - ZPjSJN IST'A
Ihudu.Miv ;uicl Iloiis<» Furnishi'iii*- Goods.
<2-"»00 Stitches Per Minute.)
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Agricultural Implements,
Kramer Wagons,
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Cjj •. - Wheel Itarr< w«, Brammer Washing Machines,
New Sunshine and Howard Ranges, Stoves, Table
.ml jocket Cutlery, Hanging Lamps. Man
ufacturer of Tinware, Tin
Roofing and Spouting A Specialty.
There is no Doubt
As to where you should buy your new dress, il economy is the
object you have in view, and you will agree with us, after you
have e'wiiiiin '1 our line and prices in f-ilks. Satins, Cashmeres,
S-rires, Ilenretta*. Broadcloths, Flannels, English Suitings in
jtlain and novelty plaids.
For Ladii-. Gents. Muses and Children which we know;
can not l<c equaled anywhere for value and price.
Blanket". Flannels, Yarns, Plushes, Velvets, Ribbon. Hos- j
ierv ami Notions of all kinds.
In all the new fall patterns and designs.
We are Growing the grandest line of Ladies, Misses and j
CizLnO— AizKzzS
Ever brought UJ liutler, to convince you that the to do j
vour trading is with u?..a1l we is that you call and examine j
prices and lw convinced.
Leading Drv (iootls and Carpet House, Butler, Pa*
Buy uootl uifts tor your children, your
fathers, your mothers, your sisters,
vour brothers, vour cousins,
* •
and your aunts.
Buv we say, in fact you will have to buy
them, rs vou <-«Mnot get them for nothing. You do not get
anvthii tr in ti is v*crld without pay — the only question is
whetl, r~to ]>-,} straight or indirectly through ficticious prices.
The Grocerv Dealer could give jou a gift of Dry Goods if
he marked his Groceries ln.' enough.
The Baby 1 >.d 1 Dealer cou'd give you a gilt of a Suit of
C!oti;«> if he marked the Dolls h.xb enough.
i lie I!; ok Dealer could give you t Wrap tu< a gilt ll he
marked the I'ook hiuh enough.
And so o • in all the lines, for that is the way it is done.
lion would you rather buy vour goods? Where you have
the largest assortment to select lroui, where you arc sure of
gt-ttini: s<ju ire r<xju- and square prices, and where you will
just what you are paying for each article. Therefore
you will buy at
Ritter & Ralston s.
; Sole Ajrents for Butler, Mercer and Clar
ion counties for R«hr Bros. Magnificent Pi-
Kte «►'- -- New by & Evans" Pianos, Smith-
Aniei iiNtn and Carpenter Organs, Importers
the Celebrated Steinineyer Pianos, and
Jealers in Violins, Bruno Guitars, and
All Kinds of Musical Instruments.
pianos un«l Orcans sold on installments. Old Instruments
tak- n in exchange. Come and see us, as we
can sav«i you money,
tuning and lie] airing of all kii;tie o» Mu.ical Instruments
Promptly attended to.
Something to Say.
To everyone this week, and it
will to your interest to read
anil tiiink «>1 it. i
•>\ f tiic ino.-l eomplett'i -
line <1 ••hihlieiis' bats, limn tbu
soliil all round s«li<m>l eaps at (
1!oe, to the finest and nobbiest
hats made.
We have the largest stock 1
iof reliable underwear in the
! county, and are at our popular
I low prices.
We have everything in the j
; 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.
Oo Not Be Puzzled
' What to buy for a Christmas Pres
ent, but step into tho
New York Bazaar
And see the mammoth display of i
useful articles. We will mention a
few articles here:
Fine silk handkerchiefs, linen and
lace handkerchiefs, silk and cash- i
mere mufllers.silk and plush neckties, 1
fine dregs shirts, collars and cuO's,
suspenders, cuff buttons, scarf pins,
and an endless variety of fine jewel- <
ry suitable for ladies wear, kid gloves
for ladies and gents, new btyles in
ladies neckwear, a fine silk or cash
mere drees, 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,
boas, capes,pockct books,silk throws, <
fancy linen goods and a hundred
more useful articles too numerous to
Remember the place,
The Wide Awake and Popular Store i
Opposite J'ostolTice.
I Willarcl Hotel,
W. 11, REIHJNCJ, Prop'r
Hotel Vogeley I
(Strictly First Class.)
lIKSTKY L- I'.ECK, Proi-'R.
J. 11. Facbki.. Manager. Butle.r, Pa. ,
I '
Diamond : - : Hotel,
Fronting Diamond, Butler, I'n.
Good rooms, good im als, stabling in eon
aoction, everything first class.
Meals at,*all hours. Open all night,
liroaktasl 25 cents,
l>lnnerl>s cents.
Supper s> cents.
Lodging 25 cents.
SIMEON NIXON - I'ltOl' lt.
No. 88 and 90, S. Main St.,
BUTLER, - - l^V.
Near New Court llouse—formerly Donaldson
House—good accoinmodations lor travelers.
Oood stjitilliiß conneeted.
ly l II KITKNMUI.I.Ktt. Prop'r.
Hotels and Depots,
W. S. Gregg is now running a line
of carriages between the hotels and
depots ol the town.
| Charges reasonable. Telephone
. JCo. 17, or lfave orders at Hotel
[" Vogeley.
1 Good Livery in (onncftion.
Xew Livery Stable.
New Stock,
New Rigs.
i Horses fed and boarded.
39, W. .Jefferson St., Butler, I'a.
' Wm. F. Miller.
, j M siiiufacl'irer of
* Stair Hails,
and Newel-posts.
All klinls of wood turning done to order, also
r:it<-<l and Carved wood-work. *u«lJ as
. i aslnc. < orner blocks. Panels and all kinds <>.*
; tancy wood work 1 ; t inside decoration »r
So'nethlnK new and attractive. Also
I at iowestV-asli prices.
s j Slore at No. 40, N. Main strcit.
j Factory at No. :•!>, N, Washington street.
AriOK.\fc.V AT LAW.
tJllifi; i,i, sec%>n»l ll.'-T of 111-
Idaiuoiid liulk'r. l a . ISooni i
A. T. H<Y.n *■ r- :
Collections a spi»<'iali;, itni.vitN-. - S.,utli '
Diamond, Huller. I'a.
Attouyev-at-I.au a m»Notakv PI'BUC.
Onice In Room No. i.
Bloclr, entrain* on IHainond.
—- I
Knom N<i. X Auderson Building. Kutler. I'.u j
attorney at law.
Office on second lloor of New Anderson Ulock
Main St.. near Dl:uui>nd.
Attorney at Law, onke at No. 17, Ejist Jeffer
son St ,'llutlcr, I'a.
Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent, of
flee rear oi'L. Z. Mitchell's of3ce on norm Ide
of Diamond. Butler, r ~
Attorney-at-law. Office on IMor ill
Andersiin building, near Couit House liutler,
Att y at Law-Oflice at S. E. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att'y at Tjiw "niep on Soiirh side of Diamond
liutler. I'a.
Attorney-at-Law. oillcc on Soutli side of l>ia
mond, Butler, I'a.
oi kh'E sr.AK DIAMOND, Iu TI ki:. I'A.
OHlce at No. 45, s. Main street, over Frank ]&.
Go's Diuk Stor»*. Uutler, I'a,
Physician and Surgeon.
i\(». 10 iV'«*ht St.,
:B\ j'X'r/Hira, !
s. \\". Corner Main an<l Nurtli Sis
Dli. S. A. jfjHNSTON.
All work pertainiiiK to the profession execut
ed 111 Hie neatest mauler.
Specialties Cold i'illniKs. and rainless Ex
traction of Teeth, Yitalized Air ailiuiuLstered.
onire on JrlfrrhOn Street, one door K»>>t of f.onrjr
- House, I|> Stair*.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mall receive
prompt attenliou,
N. B. -The only Dentist in Butler the j
best makes of teeth.
Insurance and Keal Eslalo Aji'l
Fire ;ind Lile
Infcuranc d Co. of North America, incor
porated 17t>"*, capital j/., 000,1100 and other
strong companies represented. New York
Life Insurance Co., assets .$'.(0,000,000. Office
New Iluselton building near Court House.'
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham hits.
.1. C. KOESSING, President.
LI. C. IIEINKMAN, Skorktauy
J. I. Purvis, Samuel Anderson,
William Campbell .1. W. liurkhart,
A. Troutinan, Henderson Oliver,
(!.(!. Uoesslin;, .Luiieii Steplieusoii,
Dr. W. Irvln. llenr>' W'hltmlre.
J. K. Taylor. 11. C. ileiiiemau,
Wall Paper.
For the next sixty days we
will oiler bargains in all our
<rilt and embossed wall papers,
in order to reduce stock and
' make room lor Holiday (loods,
J. H. Douglass,
I Near Postoflice, JUtitler Pa
KRXE, irA.
All stock gtiarautecd t>» lie In good con
dition when delivered.
We replace all trees that fall to prow.
J. !'. I.owry, W. T. Mecliliup, Jauies
Sbanor, Jr., ,1. E. i'orxythe, lieo. Bhaffner,
t'. Walker, K ij.. l'erd Iteiber. Emj. and I>.
| li. Cleelund.
' Eitb.vmillkh ilocst, LcTLKJt, Fa.
Down Went M< flinty.
Siindai inoniin-r last, at nine. li:iu Mi'
liinly, ilrcssed so line,
Was look in e at a very hi.!*** atone w'all. j
When alon - eaiKO I'ai NL <'.titii \i«4 '
I 'll l»et I bill,
I rID lil\ eyo . :>f the ln|i with,ill! a tail
On hi baek bt* ]H»'i Dan It, climb lie
latlder he began.
I nlit he'd \erv nearly ifaelied lb,- top.
Hut for te.'H he'd lo ehi five j■ iI a nr.
a > \«»ti are ali\ e,
D.iu let «ro 111 bold, not tfliilkinf Ml the
C It or tut:
Down went MeOinty to the bottom of the
w all—
AI thou "h he tfnu I" live, he TV'a' more ;
dead than ali-.'fi 4
With kicks and brnise3 on hid face lr-.ni
-uch a fearful fall—
Dressed in his best Sunday clothes.
ofl'to tbu hospital they hooked him. And
for dead the doctors took him,
But MeGinty gave the doctors a surprise; j
For he began to shout: "Say, yc black j
jrnards, let ine oul!
Though J:is head was twice it i ordinary i
Hound to ee hi wile and child, W iIU de ;
light be near went wild.
Ho walked along as proud a John the
In the sidewalk Wu a hole To receive a
load of coal —
Ucfiinty nc\er aw until 100 lale
Down went McGinly to th bottom of the j
The driver of the cart gave the load of
coal a start —
It took an hour'i,'a hall to dig Metiinfy !
from the coal,
Dre cd in hi" best Sunday clothe
When they dug MeGinty out, loud for veu
seance he did shout.
And the driver of the cart he then did j
He [licked up half a brick and be hit him
such a lick
That it caused a tuuiefaelinn of hi- eye.
Then lie kicked up such a fuss that the
cops got in the muss.
They arrested ltan for being very drunk; |
And next morn the Judge did say: ■ N'o I
fine you'll have lo pay,
Hut six mouth? you'll sleep upon a prison 1
Down went MeGinty to the bottom of the
He staid exactly six. And Ins board il :
cost him nix;
Six long month, for nobody wen I bis
Dressed in his lie t Sunday clothes.
When his half year was spent. They let
MeGinty went,
\nd he dresnnl hiinselfns in the days of
But imagine his surprise. He could searee
believe his eyes
When he found his wife bad skipped (lie
day before.
To lo ehi w il'e and child —Oil, ueh grief
would drive biiu wild
And to drown him-»•!!' be \\eht ibiwn lo
the shore;
And he jumped in, like a fool, for be
couldn't swim, and you'll
Hear in mind that wnter Dan ne'er look
'' horn S;
Down went Metiiuly lo the bottom id' the
He must be very wet, For the* haven't I
found him yet.
And they say bis weary ghost haunts the
docks at break of day—
Dressed in his best Sunday clothes.
A Hoy WJio Was Wauled.
'•Well. I've found out one thing," i;aid
Jack, as be came to his mother, hot, tired
and dusty.
"What i.-- that?" she asked.
• That there are a great many hoys in
the world."
"Didn't yon know that before?"
'Tartly, but I didn't know there were so
many more than are wanted."
"What makes you think sot"
'•Because I have been 'round and 'round
till I'm worn out trying to find a place to
work. Wherever Igo there are more boys
than places. Poean't that show there are
too many boys'"
'•Xot exactly," said bis mother with a
smile. "It depends entirely on the kind
of boy. A good boy is always wanted
•Well, if Fin a good boy, I wish 1 know
where I'm wanted."
"Patience, patience, uiy bov. In ueh a
greet world as this, with so many place
und so many boys, it is no wonder that
some of them do not find their place at
once. But be very sure, dear," as she laid
a caressing band on his arm, "Ihat every
bc.y who wants a chance *.o do fair, honest
work, will liud it."
"That's the kind of work I want to do."
said Jack. "1 don't want anybody's money
for nothing. l,et me see—what have I got
to offer. All the schooling and all the wits
I've been able to get up to thirteen years,
good, stout bands and feet and a civil
"And a mind and heart it on doing
faithful duty," suggested his mother.
"I hope so." replied Jack. "I remember
father used to say "Just as soon as you
undertake to work for any oup you must
bear in mind that you have sold yourself
lo him for a given time. Your time, your
strength, your energies are his, and your
best efforts to seek his intere.-ts in every
way arc his due."
The earnest tone in which the boy spoke
seemed to give assurance that bo would
pay good heed to the words of his father,
whose counsels could no more reach him.
For two or three days longer Jack had
reason to bold his own opinion that there
were more boys than the world wanted, at
at the end of which time be met with a
1 business man, who, after questioning him
closely said:
"There are a great many applicants lor
j the place, but the greater number of the
boys com® and stay for a hort time, and
then leave if they think they can do
a little better. When a boy gets used
to our routes and our customers we
want him to stay. If you will agree to
remain at least three years we will pay you
! three dollars a week as errand boy."
j "That is jnst what I want'to do, sir,"
said Jack eagerly. S" be was installed,
! and proiul enough he was at bringing bis
wages home every Saturday uiglit, and
i realise that, small as they were, the rcgu
' lur help was of great value to his mother.
It is not to be wondered at that the
i faithful carrying out of bis father's admoni
tion after awhile attracted the attention
not only of his employers, but. of others
with whom lie was brought into contact in
the pursuit of his dutic,
One day he wus asked into the olUce of
Mr. Fang, a gentleman to whom lm fre
qnently carried parcels ol value
"Have you ever thought of changing
your (situation'" asked Mr. Lang
"Xo, sir," said Jack
• Perhaps you could do better," aid the
other. "I want to get a boy who is quick
aud intelligent and who »un be relied oil.
i aud from what I see of you. I think you
i are that ort of a boy. 1 want you to drive
. a dclherv wagon, and I v. ill pay \oii h\e
dollars a week
.lack' eve opened wide.
It' wonderltal good pay. dr. for a l«oy
like me. I am urc But I promised lo
1., ep with Mr 11 ill lot three \ • .«i aud
the ecoinl \c iri onlv jii-l begun
Well, have y<>u . igned a wiittin .re,
incut with Mr. LI il 11
"No, sir, T told him I'd -lay.'
"Yon hare a mother to s i t. von told
me. Couldn't you tell Mr. Hilt that vou
felt obliged to do better wheu vou haw a
j chance''
"1 don't believe 1 couhl." aid Jack, j
looking with bis >lraigbt. frank gaze into ; '
i the gentleman's face. "Vou see. -ir, if I
broke my word to him, I -lionldn't be the
1 kind of a boy to be relied on that yon ;
' wanted."
"I gne--i you are light." said Mr. I.ang. j
with a laugh. "Come and -ee me wheti ! 1
vour tiiue i: out, I dare lay I -ball want J
j you then." j 1
Jack went home very much stirred ui> by j
' what had been said to him. After all, j
j could it he wrong to go where he could do .
mi much the better? Almost double the i
; wages' Was it not bis duty to • mother : -
to obtain it, and to drive a wagon, instead j
of trudging wearily along the .-.trcte-' They
never had felt - o hot and dnsU as they did
| now. when he might eieape from the tire- |
nnii' routine.
Might, but how By the sacrifice <>f hn t
j pledged word. By sellin,' his honor. So
I trough* did the reflection lorce itself upon ■
t him, that when he told his mother ol the
'• oiler be had received be merely added: j
"It would be a grand good thing if 1 '
' could take it, wouldn't it, mother?"
"Ye-, it would."
"Some boys would change without
! thinking of letting a promise taud in their
i way."
• Yc hot that ii the kind of a boy who,
uior.er gr later, is not wanted. It is be j
canse you have been that nit of a boy that j
von are wanted now."
Jack worked away, doing much good ;
i work, as he became more and more acetis- I
! tomed to bis tit nation, that his mother i
i sometime? wondered that Mr. Hill, who
seemed kindly interested in him, never |
, appeared to think of raising his paj . This, |
however, was not Mr. Hill's way of doing i
things, even though he showed an incrcas j
ing disposition to trust Jack with impor |
taut business . m
So the boy fudged through his three ;
years, at the end of them having been i
trusted more than is usually the ease with j
errand hoys. - lie had never forgotten the j
| offer made him by Mr. Lang, and one day |
ventured to remind him cd' it, telling him 1
that bis-present engagement was nearly j
out. and adding:
"Tou . poke to int- about di it ing the
wagon, sir."
"Ah, no I did: but you are older now ;
and worth more. Fall and see uic."
On a Saturday evening <ioti alter. Jack
lingered in Mr. Hill's office after the other
errand boys had been paid and gone away.
"My three years are up to iiii'lit, ir,' j
he said.
•'Yes, they are," said Mi Hill, lookiug ;
a if he had remembered it.
" Will von givo mo a recommendation to'
soineoncel.se, sir'
"Well, I will, if you are nre \ou want
to leave me."
"I didn't know you wanted me to ,-tay.
' But," bo hesitated and then went, on, "My
' mother is a widow, and 1 feel p.s though I I
! ought to do the best I can for her, and Mr.
| Lang told me to call on him."
• Has Mr. Bang ever made you an offer?"
Jack told him of what Mr. Lang had
said to him nearly two years ago.
"Why didn't yon go then'" a.-kcil Mr. |
"Because 1 had promised lo stay with
you; but you wouldn't blame mc for tfying
to better myself now."
"Xot a bit of it Are you tired of run
iiing errands?"
••I'd rather ride than walk," said Jack
with a smile.
"I think il is about time you are doing
better than either. Perhapsyou think you
have been doing thu faithful work for me
through these years for next to nothing,
but if so, you are mistaken. You have
been doing better work than merely run
ning errands. Von have been :crving an
apprenticeship to trust and honesty. I
know you now to be a straightforward, re
liable boy, and it takes time to learn that.
It i your capital, end yon begin to realize
unit. You may talk to Mr. Lang if you
wish, but I will give you a place in the
office, with a salary of SOOO the fu I year,
and a prospect of a rise after that.'
Jack did not go to Mr. Lang,but straight
to his mother with a shout and a bound.
••You're right, you're light, mother!" be
cried. "No more hard work for you,
mother. I'm wanted, you see! Wanted
enough to get good pay. and all the bard
est part over."
A tilgantic Reservoir.
The present dam of the Bear Valley
Beservoir Co. in San Bernardino was con
Htrueted in 1885, and is W* feet high, 1C feet
thick at the base, 3 feet at the capstone,
and :t0«l feet iu length. It is built into the
beij roelc at the bottom of the Bear Creek
Canyon, and abutted into the solid rock on
either side. The body ol water confined
by this dam covers 1,91ki acres to an aver
age depth of 1»> feet, and contains |o,(KK»,
000,000 gallons. The engineer of tho coiu
. pany, Mr. Frank E. Brown, is, now in the
East, but upon his return active steps w ill
be commenced to construct a new aud
larger dam, the work upon which will be
begun curly next spriug. The new dam
will lie located about UK) feet below the
present, so that the water will be confined
by a double dam. It will be built into the
bed rock, and be 120 feet in height. The
width of its base will be 84 feet anil it ;
length <Jf>o feet. The capacity of the rcscr
voir will be increased nearly twcntyfold,
and will include a body of water VJ miles
1 iu length, U miles in width, with an aver
' age depth of 4u feet. The. present dam
with its canals cost .flG.i,ooo. '1 he cost ol
the new one has not been estimated \ct,
| but will probably reach nearly three
quarters of a million, und will store water
| sufficient to insure irrigating water for
100,000 acres of land for three years.
Professor Davidnou recently made a
thorough examination of the watershed
and catchment area of the reservoir site,
and also examined the dam site, and in
dorsed very highly the feasibility of the
new enterprise, stating that he never buw
I equal facility for storing so vast a body of
Tater at the same co-t.
The Bear Valley reservoir is at present
the largest irrigation reservoir in tho
United States, and the proposed increase
in its capacity will make it the large I ol
anv kind I'ncilir Luuibinmin.
i In reading an article embracing pec
illations hn to the location of heaven in our
f of the metropolitan papers recently, the
writer came to the conclusion that some
fools made science their God while the
! j man of knowledge saw God in every
I of new-born science.
My Iltisl.and's "Wife."
Mi self-
Ob no. Although I married him :u>
-ix months ago, I have never ave o.e I
day, tmneine'l thit titlo l.elmi ■■ ,1 f > " ■
Cyru How, , anic to Kri. , i- .u to
coiidnt'l.a great law nil, aud. I#eing botli j
talented mid handsome, lie not «,nlv wo,i |
111 i a -c but hi- W4V into the t <■»'!• tV. i
No one kc.-W aught of hi privale hi - j
lon, toil hi iicce ali lied the in ■ i it
line poi lull ol tin- iiHUlUlinill o th,- wu
men imd nocau-e for .'oiiiplaiul 11 •• %vas
iimled i verj where, and in tiim became a j
visitor at our holt e.
Hi i attentions «er< marked tm-ji the
fir -I. and ere I tiad known him u months
I hail married him
1 had no lather to i outi el me. s»tid wa<
too headstrong to heed mother's entreaty
to wait until 1 knew mom ol the man, ere I
linked my life with hi-.
1 was twenty two, and bad never been
in love before; aud he was about thirty
und said I was his "only love." So we
married on an equal basis, at least I
thought so then.
Hi- bu.-iuesh in Erie was lorn: iuce con
cluded, -o we were married in the morn
ing and took and took an early tram lor
lfoche tor. N. Y . where hi- home wa.
What that home was like was a que lion
with me. for he would tell me nothing
about il. 1 enjoyed the ride, for be paid
me all sorts of lover-like attentions, and
seemed wonderfully happj a' h«vimr won
■ lie. Bill he never called me his wife, and
it v as not long ere I discovered the rcn-uin
When we reached home. I found it one
of the handsomest residences iu the city,
and elegantly and beautifully furnished
A weet faced, white haired little old
lady met us in the hall, and was introduc
ed as "mother." She ki ed me affection
ately and bade me welcome I put un
arms around licr neck aud returned the
ki saving I knew I should love her dear
Happening to glauee up, I aw Cyrus'
face Wore an expression of strong disap
proval. His mother saw the look al o. and
and il affected her strangely. A painful
llush sntfesed her dear old face, and 1 : aw
her hands were trembling as she turned
away. I was so surprised that 1 tood
tock still. . faring at my husband
• Do not be rude. Esma." lie said impa
t iently.
• I beg your pardon, I answered, and
followed his mother into the parlor, won
tiering what it mcaut.
The remainder of the da) paused plea
antly. I'yrns . howed m<* over the house
aud exerted himself to he entertaining.
In the evening a great many of his
friends called. I was pleased with them
all. for they were people of culture and re
lineinent. Cyrus was pleased with the
way I had acquitted myself, and told me
so, as we mounted the stairs to our room
after they were all gone "Truly my lot is
east in plea ant places," wa.-' mi thought,
"I must tell her how little can c lie ha
for misgiving "
I had seeu onr chamber before, but in
dusky, half light- Now it was brilliantly
illuminated, and the first thing that at
traded my attention wa tin- portrait of a
beautiful woman, hangin -on the wall at
the foot of the bed.
1 stood and eanned il curiously, its
cold, proud, lately beauty chilling me
mo-it unaccountably. "Who is this wo
man, t'vrtr ' ' I asked al length
"That is my wife."
He was busy rummaging u trunk for
something, and has since ow ned lie an
swered unthinkingly
Ido not know how long I tood there,
tilled with horrified amusement.
"lfyou have looked at that picture long
enough, Ksmu. I wish you would come
and untie this knot."
I turned, and mechanically did his bid
"What's the matter' Vour hands are
like ice."
"Do you think your mother ha retired?"
I asked, disregarding bis question.
"I thiuk not. I heard her voice a mo
incut ago."
"I am going to sec her a moment then,"
anil I turned toward the door
"Nonsense. At this honr. My wife never
did such a thing."
I had hesitated, but the last words de
cidcd me.
"Your can console yourself with thought
of your wife during my ab.euce," and 1
darted away
Mr-'. Howe's room was on the opposite
side of the hall, and a cheerful "come in"
answered my knock. She looked surpris
ed when she aw who her visitor was, but
bade me a smiling welcome. I closed aud
locked the door, then landing before her
a ked the question which wa maddening
"If that women, wlio-c portrait hung* iu
our chamber, h Cyrus' wife what am 1*"
"You are liis wife, my dear, for that
poor woman has been dead for three
years," there wa ,an infinite pity iu the
kind Voice, and tears iu the dear old eyes.
"Why did he not tell me be had been
married t"
"My dear, it ill behooves a mother to
speak ill of her son, but you will find he
does as lie plea es, with little regard for
right. lam truly sorry for you my dear.
Do you love him. my child?"
"I did," I an iwered gloomily.
"Do not qieak o despairingly, dear.
Vou are his wife, and must make the best
of it. He will not beat you for he is kind
ness itself, lie will only harrow your soul
night and day with assertion* of what
"my wife" did or did not do. He has ex
aggerated ideas in to how a woman hould
deport herself at home or abroad, and ha ;
an annoying habit ol' remarking on what
ore does contrary to his code.
■Was his wife uncommonly perfect*"
"No more >o than a thousand others."
• Mother, I can never live under such a
condition of things."
"I wish I could devi e nine way to
break him of it."
I sat silent, busily thinking for some
time. Then 1 sprang up laughing merrily
over the idea I had just conceived.
"Vou darling little mother," 1 said, ki-s
ing her tenderly, "I shall cure him, never
you fear," aud away I spoil.
I found Cyrus rcadiug a paper, and ii
was rather a discontented face lie turned
to me.
"I must say, Lima, my wile never did
such a silly thing as thi .in all her life."
"I dare say not." I answered cheerfully,
as 1 waltzed across the room to the dress
ing table, and began removing my jewels,
"And 11 lurry never did so foolish a thing
as to sit up and wait for mc if 1 chanced
to leave the room a minute. Wby didn't
Voil go to bed you hill)' boy
I watched him furtively iu the gin s. aud
came near suffocating iu trying not to
laugh at the e\pre -ion iu his face took on
at the word-'. I hummed a merry tuue
and never glanced his way, when be
iiddeul) gra-ped my arm. I uttered i well
counterfeited cry of alarm
I declare. Cyrus, how you tart led nu
llum" never did ueh a mean tliini' i that
I quite tremble."
••Who is Harry'' be demanded.
The expression of hi lace almo -t lugbt
eued me into giviug up my plan But the
tiic.norj . I 1.1 .-olrfblooilnl fh.t t- »1
wife." ispnrred in. tm.
"Win didn't inaftim .l till y».u' IH), I
thought yon knew.'" au>! 1 -ant Upon J
hair HI ii frightened manner «»b lam -a>
MM ry m»utn:si tliiln • t* l» i ftarrv wir 1
MM 111 l 1.11t1.1, p>*'l Iwj."
Iloft I' l rll , icr i tint to In-lit ; • .1* b i
( UMalt~tloil illleptiou. I . aUUI-t lllld.-t tall. I
i 1.11 l haVIU ' lll.nl.- llll* lite li' 'ill! ».f de, • p
t,.iu I • IK M rer thongbt to
' 111 111} r H- I ' ILL 'ln ll l '
ly at KTK* 111111 I eoiil.l sin...' I -,»<• j.itf .1
b in i
"Shall I bow L.' ilu JIH lure." I I LI .L
pickim* up mi »llini: wliii k l»«i in
••No " In* thundere I' \e.-e (•.•Ik (> -
name its my bean it:- attain
Turning, In- abruptly Wt the tw«ii, ainl .
1 did not -n' Iniii ag i n until lni-.kVf.i l
l(>- iu«rrlj Urnd «iihnnt i»«-.*Un..' and
left tin- house MM.IJ liter with A mnrninre I
ex. u about 1111 I ,i In ir mother II
bail looked in pained surprise at ucU an ,
exhibition of "wedded hliaa." U'.ieu I rr \
covered from the tit of laughter h;» vhJif :
five -lam ©fti uter door thrr '* tin- > j
I explained matter-
Hi r sweet nlil fa.-n lighted op jwl !.••
laughed in r..in ert, n -bo r*pre«-<'d a In
l'i'fthat tin- plau v otild -ui rii-l
Hi- returned ill ilinuer little i|ttiti In ge
uial ''H, and «i peui a vi-r\ plta-aiitev
■titifc • *a* bi- li.nl i-t a npon hi--
tongue awl acted nc/ oiditigly Hi moth
•-t'a fr 1 !' retli-i'teil our happim- >od I
thought the i . iniug v .ulil .ml without
anything disagreeable happening
1 little knew how -Irong bi- baldl had
become k«nr«ur
1 v R .dtting at the piano when h.- cue •
eil tin- rimiii tur ornethim*. and in reply
to a ijue tii.it from In-' mother. ' beard him
YhinH ■) win. M Buf wag i
good enough for you.
I uia willing to Mieii he did n..t mi an
to In- unkind, but when I aw the pained
looked on the furrowed fa.e, I made up
my mind to pay him in full \ lew
minutelater he dropped a page «.f inu-i.
he was turning for me. ami I aw my
"1 declare. I'yru. Harry never did t-neb
a bungling tiling as that in all our married
life." ami I brought my linger< dov. n upon
the key.- vvitli a discordant crash.
"I deelari-. K ma. I eould aluto-l pity
lliui," deelared the dear i>o (united little
"Bo could I. I answered, hut not jn t
1 was afraii! I bail r.irried tin- matter ton
far when 1 heard tin- outer door lammed
again; but In- appeared at breakfast quite
cheerful, but looking worn and a Intle
Thing- weul on in tin- way lor several
weeks. I was miserably u..happy, and
knew he was also, but 1 would not give up
I knew I wait worthy to be hi- wife, and
deserved bitter than the place ol "second
liddler," which lie had forced upon ma
from tin beginning I oil it Iteciunt' almost
more than I could bear and I made up my
mini'- I'd go home to my mother and give
up the struggle
I was sitting alone in the du k, wonder
ing how I loiild bring it to pa when he
came and Hang himself weurilv down upon
a low oat at my side.
"Ksiua," In aid, taking m> band "lb»
you care for me at all'
' You know I do." I an weted. p i ing
in} other arm about In - neck.
"Then, dear, let us make solemn mm
pact to let the dead rest in tlmr grave*. I
w a to I.lame in hiding my former marriage
from you. Cut I loved you -o much I
feared to give you up. Your mother was
to blame in your ca-c. So let in try and
be happy."
1 cried a little, kissed him. and agreed
to govern my conduct by bis.
So we hare lived iu something like bar
ill on \ since. Hut be bad set 'liuisoll a
mighty task to break up a habit wbiili wa*
the growth of years.
lie bail Uiany a l ip-e, but the Word,
• Harry" is sufficient to nrevent a speedy
t recurrence of tile fault.
I have not heard the ollelt ive pbra e
"my wile" for several weeks now. and 1
think 1 may oon afelj a;>ume the title
as my own.
lint what will be say wtieu be tind* Ollt
as he must sooner or later, that ' Ilarry
is a myth.— The ( hiunity Cornn.
Fish anil Bird in a Death
A Eingh >her at on the branch ot a dead
tree, on the edge of I.ake heuka, the oihei
day, near Fairebild s l'omt N 1 . wateh
ing for bis dinner \ black bass li -her
man was in hi boat in the cove only two
or three rods from the . pot where the bird
was sitting. He qnit tishing, and kept bis
eye on the kingfisher, curious to ■*« the
bird dive for it ; fish wbeu the time • amc
He bad to wait but a short lime, f«w a ti -h
■ ami' within the line of the kingfisher'*
vision, anil the bird dropped like a stone
into the water and di-appeare.l beneath
the urfaee. It reappeared almost itniue
duttely with a lish impaled in it ; strong
spear like !»■ <ik 'I In- bird. IMHK bail
' scarcely come to the urfaee, however.
' when it disappeared with a nuddenness
that left no doubt that it bad been jerked
back by sometliiug that had eired it. The
kingfisher did not come np again, and the
fisherman rowed to the spot where it bad
gone down to -ee if be could find an expla
nation of the bird' extraordinary di ap
pearance. A ileail pickerel, about eight
I inches long, was floating on the Water. A
t hole through it body below its dorsal bn
showed plainly enough that the pi.-kerel
was the li li the kingfisher had speared
: The fisherman drifted about the pot for
some time, but being unable to discover
anytliijg that would solve the mystery of
the bird's di-appearance. wa- turning ku
boat to row back to the cove wbeu »om«
i thing came to the urfao. near the shore
twenty-five yards below. The li 1 • rman
> rowed to the spot, and to In Stirpii-e
found an immense pickerel and with the
kingfisher. One of the kingfisher'* legs
WHS between the great jaws ol the pii kct
el. the latter'- long teeth Iwiug set through
and through it. The kiugti-her» loug.
r keen bill wa* thrust through the pickerel'-
body from ide to side --ii inches below
me head. The situation explained itaelf.
1 The pickerel had ein-d the iiiiigb -ber a«
it was rising from the water with the
I mall ti-b and pulled it back 1« uea'.h tk»
urfaee, expecting to dine on it 1 lie Ing
bird h,id in-titn Inch turned Mi jalitied
bin beak through the pickerel, inflicting a
fatal wound. The pickerel with the bnll
r dog tenacity of its kind, bad kept it- hold
I on the bird's leg. and the two bad dn J
together and floated to the nrface. The
position of the two was not changed, .ml
! they have heen -eut to a Uoehet ter Tnx i
. dermi «t to lie pr. . rv.-.l and mount'd it
i they ."ppear iu their death • mhraie
A l.etter nrtiele it i- im|K.s>ible to
i i <»et ii I have tried them all and unke»l
ilatinply pronounce I»r. I!''ll • on«*ls t-\i
up uperior to any (Etc »
The old story l iinal mptoun wer..
jncglectednntilrlnnniati.nl became ettab
li hi.l w here . all the - ufferinr could bar.
j been prevented by ihr prompt u- of .1
I ration oil. 'Ja cent s
Farmem .b.o.U fn.« ue • -U.itg >4 aft
pi.sl Ii • t ■' ; , Ike I'iMlk
• » X
j W.-.I 1... 1 '»»..< *44 HW» MMNf - i'l. m
, th- |»riw/
A " w arm wuvh «•> amU day. i Jl> in
t lir in«if iijlt", i Mi IRI liif
I an annual tt.nt does h..< bat* a* appetit#
li. .I v■ • 1 r k*-« Ml' at » l iu.l'll e theai
l.» I*' Kr f< will n.•« be feift i.i ptK-e
ind the lienn will Heed ffi' (W , i*H*i#»
' if tlw\ are * .t<» la .
Oi>. team .J beat > tier • i Utter
I than Ino Una. 4f-mii Tbe thi"
; M:nber ttie It i a<irk .-t 1.. Jine .ml »,..ni
agmv tln-m i re*|i red
Oatsi.nii Imtn with an n-mn.il mit
'.nei- ..t l»-au n eil . i - ■ i no U. • . I *be
ferd fill -li. ep in Vernt-int id a- >m. .«f
j the ehuiceat wwd 'hrep in thi r*rr;'ry
; ure ra. Ed in Verni.inr nrnrh of t*;» ■
j it doe t.. the mi th«d of fr^lin?
I.iioe Willd. itbit and pant) • »*J»
! -tillI: but it injttr»- ttie i>U«i.i ti . tn.«
nure. It ha IhiN fmiad U.oie ..'.I . uta -
inmin II - plater. T»rs dirt p -r/o -tb •
I -tahl. and atworb -rdei . .aid t * |-, t.
! •Inml.l alwar- »«■ nil i.b- for winiMr
| 11-e
I' i e rsl.-r oil lh- un* II- • :•!<«» -r*l
liy the w.it. rfri.m thi urfaee / h- well
iM'iug deep. >l-11 lie- oo«e . adr Mil t.Ate I "
the «:.ter liotow Ibe -.ir!jie ..e
filthy water .houhl k thrown mar a well,
and the surtouudingi hiNtW well Tad
ed with elar and grate!
II u • !..iu,i d that a 10-IJ planti .11» k
walnut bill pay l« tier tba%*ny i4h.-r. n«p
il one ha< the patiem-e to wait ««t n. ha
crop to grow and Mature It is ■ itim .' - I
tli .t one acre, at the end >4 " iyeat a ill
produce 10.000 teet i»f htiiilier ' »!• ».f i-l
fl "00. or flO per yeai
Voune Mock <-t :.ll kind.- are ea itv and
qniekly altected by -ndden • ban-'- ot IIM*
Heather. II affei led by erere ..d I Urt
aie liable In he iwnted. and will eri»w b»rt
little liefore •prine. Mp««nre l« r«bi
and dnmpuriLi is one «f the pr>n. ipal
causes of m miri and cbl on !tw» el .4
young aiia-k.
The time to feed luchlv lav-trd li»l
--ttiat alTeet ttie milk, in h a-> i abl are ».r
turnips, should lie after milking. Tb« •
who h—Ve uia.le expenmen: in thai dire,
tion 11allli that by I'ecdiltg the fiiiri I'll
such foods, after uiilkmr. the volatile tta
vorii, g oils are carried into the i renlati'.n
aud eliminated liefore the next nidk to he
drawn is affected by the odor
o>iws thai yie.i. iargrh nt uulk drink
water freely, and it -hoiild lie pmtnlnl f.w
them at all kMlrs; but if the aaler M very
cold the cow will l* . nilled. aft be iwt-1
w arm the water with the anim.d heat ol
the iialy. Water in winter liotild ther.-
fon-. l«j waruied in -..iue manner Some
rows will refraiu from drinking water
long as pi. .slide if the weather is eid.l and
l ou.iequeutly. fall otf in yield of milk
Tlie n. annre heap t?ie savings bank >4
the farm. If anr urtieU-s are nasalable. ..r
• an nut be put
should lie added to the n,annre help tu or
iler that they may lie returned to the land
and thereby made to coalnMKe t» the (r->
ductu.it fit loinelbitit' better the next .«•.»
son Nothing is l.- t that goes into the
maunre heap, e.pecially il the manure i
managed with a tiew to hating it a.» tain
■ able >< poefilde U-forc applying it to the
Tbe iron and steel portions o| t|»e t.atU
used on ti'.e farm, now that the ra-on s
work orcr. should lie i!» aned nad rub
bed bright, and then reeeiv.-a thin eoatiug
of grafting w »r. tallow or any snbrtance
which will prevent rusting The ;nrf
made of wood will be more dura
blc by a copious application of potroletitu
if they have l*en nupaiuted, ue if tha p us
ha • been woru off: and afterwards one or
two coats of paint, will complete the work
of protection.
l:y au ul of la'gisla'nre approved the
15U day of May. !*-!> -Ml dn-tuatki.
I'ntiiui«uWealth .hall hereafter be personal
property, aud sutijeet t« lar>eny.'' Anv
ime now taking a dog, Mt his i.wn uiai b *
liued and imprisoued j" t the ante a »
any other actiou for larieny, and this t* a
it should be But tliere it ..uotber ( mh«i
in this matter. If dngt are per-onol prop
ertv, H not the owner liable for an v dam
age to |K'rson or property that i»tr re tit
from a dog owned by him' .
inr laaniß ins t *\T.'iii>Li»-i
Kvcry farmer and gardeu« r ku».* - lhal
among the inseet- he ha- man;, etiem .
perUap. he ia n»t .i w.-ll aware tbar i
ha- among t. em maur tnetid one vrk..
gives hi attenti.ui to fanning or h«riie«l
tural pursuits ba not the time or ..pp..rtn
llttV to benime 11 -V slentatie rtiloimdojii >1
yet il ItiaV . .fely lie -anl that tl.aj. in.ill.f*
Ik» more tntereste.l in ee uaawie entoao4*
pj in a practical way than be wb« ruak.
either of the.e hi' bn tne*- H»w
then i the farmer to tearu to re» i»gnue hi
inseyt frte. il - aitd fori, to know how to
protect the abe and destmj tbe v»l»-r' lie
may do tbts by hint-self, and now here be
ter than among hii plant
The exercise of ~ue . power «f «b < a
tiou. aided by a r* a *otiabieam<ioiit lif I .-Ol
uinu sense, will do wonder*, ami ma* be
relied ttpi'n iu initilnliiK the utaitv ui -is
enemies from f hose ram—es the Iwrtii il
tnri t often ho- to : nffer greatly
It should he the aim of our borli.-nltnr»l
I paper to have » euto««togieai depart
luent where the life, h torr. fcabit-. and
descriptions of tnjurion • and hniet'ieial •«
set ts, togelh. r with retnedir i for the tnrn
fer hall lie riven The .aatl-r of neh a
i department honbl be timely, ami. far
„, po itde upon t»pM »«if current i»trre t
Then the farmer, hurtkultnrut «# gardtm
• r may pnr.ue hi; observation - with refer
erne to those of others; ami. e.mtbiaf b*-
experience with theirs, ke may in t te end
i find him elf matrtiaJi) the gatoer f-c «•
I Let all thi.-e int« re»l.-d to lb*- di*i omi
of know ledge on 4 If'tH.u TelatiJllf '»• ee"
nonne entomology CO operate tu the *ofk
11? eudtnr *pe- miens aud d. «r.pl.oU"
injuries done to the bead • 4 tbe r utiHmi*i
ral department of ooi paper S»cb rwa
mnnication- an ■* ereil iMmirt t >• paper
will protid. a mean< «f iiJoTMu' "• "»*
may prove of great Ume& t" matr
ranuot be t -o h.gldv r . mm*'tided. -
Orrkitril <1 »'l
Now to lllni
\| r ai" n ill you bale a 'tlfrag.
leaflet, r'
\ 1 .itor irotii tbo Interior— A wbnh'
Mr-. ZeaJou —' Tke ill;ag- lea Jet. !n
favor 01 «iiituii'< -nirage. ]TW kn«»w.
\i itor — \Y all, u«w I wan! >'nt*ntby
1 alius tried ter wake me think that wito
' I men i'iff.-red 'nav:b a'-evdr
Together we'd think thew* a «. ll bt»l
auecd |.air. ,
A - tl.eV ..light to lie brid. *V-m *i«t
The youug wan who part • tn tb» nnddio
hi. hair
And tbcgul *bo patl: bctj at ILc