Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, February 28, 1890, Image 1

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BUTLE"R - iPEiiJN 3Si' A
Hardware and House Furnishing Goods,
Agricultural Implements,
Kramer Wagons,
Buggies, Carts, Wheel Barrows, Bra in in or Washing Machines
New Sunshine and Howard Ranges, Stoves, Table
and pocket Cutlery, Hanging Lamps. Man
ufacturer of Tinware, Tin
Roofing and Spouting A Specialty.
Sole Agents for Butler, Mercer and Clar
tmSm ' on count i es f° r Behr Bros. Magnificent Pi
anos' ew by & Evans' Pianos, Sinitli-
an 'l Carpenter Organs, Importers
of the Celeb rated Stei imeyer Pianos, and
Dealers in Violins, Bruno Guitars, and
All Kinds of Musical Insmimcms.
Pianos and Organs sold on installments. Old Instruments
taken in exchange. Come and see us, as we
can save you money.
Tuning and Repairing of all kinds ot Musical Instruments
Promptly attended to.
1850 Kstablinhed IN£>o
No. 19, North Main St.,l BUTLER, : PA ,
Spectacles, &c., &c.
Society Emblems of all Descriptions.
Repairing in all branches skillfully done and warranted.
And for the next »W days wo sliali con
tinue to clear our shelves ot Winter
Goods to make room for
Come early as the prices we liave reduc
ed them to will move them rapid
ly as they are marked very
low. Von will find some l>in' bargains at
Loading Dry (foods and Carpet lluuse, Butler, I'a*
f '®ce 011 s. w. < '»• in r uf Diamond.
Plans ami speeiilc.Aions tor cheap and cxpen
s.\e oui'uiii-.i Di.uk- on snort notice.
A. A. KELTY, M. D.
Office 3 dixirs south of tlio llou.-A'
Main St., Butler. l"a.. on second iloor of Ket
j w-rer's builillu-. Residence „u \v. Jefferson .si
Office at No. 4.1, s. Main street, over Frank <
Co's Imijc Store, Butler, Pa,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 10 vVent Cunningham sit.,
S. w. Corner Main and North sta.
All work pertaining to the profession exeeut
eil in I lie neatest manner.
.Sjioi-ialtles : Hold Killings, and Painless Fx
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Olllre on li-ffirhnn Street, one iloor Kant of Lour]
Ifuuae, t p stairs.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays am
Thursdays Communications by mail receivt
prompt attention.
K. ll.— The only BentUt in Ruller u-liik Ihi
b«—t makes of t«*th.
attorney at law.
Office gu second floor <-f lh< Jlnseltou block,
I'lmnoiid, Butler, Pa., Boom No. l.
| A. T. KI'OTT. J. f. WILSON.
Collections a hpi claliy. Office at No. 8. South
KMM, MW I'-'i
ArrowNiv-AT-Liw ami Xutabt llißi.tc.
j Office In Kooiu No. I. second floor of Huselton
Block, entrance on lilamond.
Room No. 3. Andcr.-.on Building. Hutler. Pa.
Office on wcoiid floor of New Anderson Ilk* k
Main St..- near Diamond.
Attorney at Law, Office at No. 17, least Jeffer
son St.. Hutler. I'a.
Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent. <if
Hi e rear ot L. /. Mitchell s office on mirth aide
ol iJlamorid, Butler, I'a.
AlUtW'j -at-law. Office ou .st-coml floor* ol
Aiid' Hfin mrsir «'ourt llouw, J'.uthr,
All yat Law Office at S. K. Cur. Main Ht, and
Olaiiiond, Butler, Pa.
All y at Law- Office on South Hide of Diamond
liutfi-r, I'a.
Attoruey-at-Law. Office Oil South aide of lJia
mond, Butler, I'a.
C. F. L. MeQUtSTtON,
Insurance and Real Estate ilg't
nu r ru:R, I»A.
Fire and Life
Insurance Co.of North America, incur
porati-il Icapital S3,OOO,<M«J anil other
strong companies represented. New York
Life Insurance Co., assets $90,000,000. Office
New lluselton building uear Court House.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
i Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
a. 0. ROEHHINO, PaeaiDßN*.
WM. CAMPBELL Tkkahukkh.
.1. I. I'urvls, .Samuel Anderson,
William Campbell .1. W. Hurkhart.
A. Troutmali, Henderson Oliver,
(i.C. Itoi hsliii?, .lames Stephenson,
l»r. W. Irvln. Ilenry \V liltmlre.
J. F. Taylor 11. C. Ilclnem.'ui,
PA .
Wall Paper.
For the next sixty <lit>s we
will ofl'er bargainn in all our
gilt and embossed wall j>.-ijk-th,
in onler to reduce stock and
make room lor Holiday (foods,
J. H. Douglass,
Near L'osto flice, liutler, I a
Ail*i-.rii«« Id '.ho Cn r/tn
Won the "Wlrider" Over.
iGpie P. Uead, ia Baltimore Sunday News.;
.As nearly as I can remember the follow
ing ia an experience related to me by
Peter S. Sorrels, the well-known railroad
builder :
I \Va were building a road through an ex
ceedingly wild section of country. We
had experienced a (Treat deal of trouble,
not in (securing the right of way from the
State, but in <ati.-fying the people that we
would not destroy the patches of ground
which they were pleased to term farms. I
hail charge of the advance construction
gang, and to me fell the unpleasant duty
of smoothing into compliance the bri -ties
of opposition.
Karly one morning, jn.-t as I had finished
eating breakfast, one of the men came
back from the "front," a short distance
away, and informed me that we bad
•'struck another snag." I hastened for
ward and soon came upon the "picket
line," as the breakers of the right of way
were called.
'•What's the matter now i" F asked, ad
dressing a man who stood leaning on his
spade. He said nothing, but pointed to a
woman who sat on a log near by. She
was the hardest-looking specimen offemi
ninity I had ever seen. Her coarse hair,
tangled into snarls, looked like crab grass
in the wake of a whirlwind. She hail a
» ». .. ........ ....a .» .uji H4III, alia was
dressed—or rather covered —with a sort of
dingy tent cloth. liut the most noticeable
thing about her was a double-barrel shot
gun which she held across her lap.
••Madam,''said I, "what is th<; matter?"
"Nothing the matter with me," rUe
"Iliit wby arc you sitting there with tliat
"To keep you folks l'roni turnip in.' on my
rights, that's wh}'."
"fi anybody attempting to tramp ou
your rights?"'
"Yes; yon folks."
"By coming along here with a fetch
taked railroad and . p'iling my milk an
"I don't understand yon.
"Hut yon will after while. See that
spring hoiinc down thart" she asked, point
ing to a rail pen. "Wall,my milk an' but
ter air in thar. an' thoYust man that runs a
railroad over that thar spring house git ;
two loads of h uckshot. Hear me?"
"I do hear you, anil—"
"Wall, now, barken or these her Imtk
shot air yourn."
"Why, madam, jit is nonsense to top the
building of a railroad ou account of a little
milk and butter."
"Y'ou wouldn't think HO e| you was to
see Bob and 'Biah an' Mull au' Tom an'
■Sylvester an" Jule an' Sim un' Abe an' Puss
in' Jane an' 'i'obe an' Cy an' Paul an' Bob
m' the baby a cuttin' an' slaahin' of butter
in' a Nwilliii' of milk. My condiuns alive!
I though the war was bad enough, when
the. fetch taked soldiers crippled the cow;
but now comes along a railroad an' i
to run smack, smooth over the spring
"Madam, what is your spring house and
milk and butter worth?"
"Taint lur sale."
"But can yon not move in out of the
"No, It's Join'mighty Well tt bar it i.:,
m' 1 wauter nay right how belo' I furgit it
that, ef you lliug any dirt iu that milk with
y»' good lur notbin' ole railroad I II load
Trt' 3'uii hauiispike i."
"We must build the road, madam."
"Then dodge the spring house"
"We cannot. It u directly in the way. '
"Wall, then, let the railroad stop right
whar it is. It's gone fur enough,anyhow."
"Madam, although I have no authority
to pay out money, yet, to keep down trou
bin I will give you a liberal for —"
".lest ez well save yo' breath. I'm goin'
to set right here till night an' then nine of
the children will take my place. Thar ain't
utany of us, but whtit dar is will stand up
fur ther rights."
"Men," said I, "we can't afford to fool
along this way. Go ahead."
"Stop thar," the woman demanded. She
cocked the gun. "1 don't kere ef lam a
widiler woman with none too milch of a
family. I ain't goin' to have my rights
tromped on. Tech that spring bou e airy
one of you an'l'll make you weigh a ton
befo' 1 git through with you."
"Madam, I'll give you twenty live dot
lars if—"
"Don't want yo' twenty fiye dollars. I
jes want my rights an' I am goin' to have
em lessen this gun snaps an' she hain't
never snapped yit."
"Boss," said a negro (one of my gang;
coming forward, "lhat lady doan know the
walue of money. 1 knows all erbout deze
yere folks, case I wasn't raised fur fruut
yere,an' el you'll ges gib me cr quarter I'll
lix de lady liner tfen silk"
I "llowf" I asked.
"Neber mine how, case I knows whut
I'm talkin'erbout. Gimme de quarter an'
I'll jump on one de mules an' go ter dat lit
tie ole sto' way back yamler an' when I
conic back ile lady will dun be fixed, dim
me lie quarter.''
I gave it to him anil he mounted a mule
and galloped away.
"Whar is that nigger goin'?" the woman
"I don't know."
"Yes you do. You know you've sent
him after the sheriff, but that don't make
no ilitluiice, fur he. he's alecrtl of me, any
how. Tried to levy on my cow once an' 1
broke one of his arms. It do 'pear like
every thing rises right up agin a body's
milk an' butter, an' now here comes a rail
road. Ilere, you red headed man, don't
stand so close to that spring house. You
inout knock dirtiu the milk. That's right,
you'd better git away. Never had as much
trouble in my life. Last week ICiah soused
a thorn iu her foot an' '( out w<» . butted
putty nigh to death by u sheep and the
very next next day Puss was run over by a
steer, au' Tohc was snake bit, and now
here comes the tarual railroad. Whar'd
that nigger go?"
"I don't know, I tell you."
"Wall, now, ef you want to i end him
utter the sheriff it's all right with ine, lur
be has larucd that it's mighty uneasy walk
in' when lie's trumping on my rights."
I anxiously uwuilcU Uiu velmn ul the
pegro, though had I been called upon I
con Id not have told why. Filially I saw
him coming.
"11' ain't got the i-hirif with him . ho'
null," said the woman. "I reckon he wuz
al'eerd ter come, fur 1 jest tell you it won't
do ter tremp on my rights. Better tromp
on a rattle snake an' be done with it."
The negro dismounted and rame forward,
holding a small package iu his hand.
"Yere lady," lie said, unrolling the pail
age, "dis yere railroud company has lack
upon it. e'f the pleasure o' present in' you
wnl three rolls o' snut|."
Hlie dropped the guu mid i eixed the
snuff. Her fierceness was gone, he was
now the picture of eagerne i with a back
ground of delight. Turning towards the
cabin, situated on a hill not far away, she
"You I'uss an' lliah hii' Moll an' .lain,
come down here an lust tin you ken an
fetch the tootli brushes. I'aul, you an'
Abe sbain't hare none lessen you git u.9
some new breshei, case the old ones will
soon war ont. (otne on now, ail ban's."
"Madam," said I, '•will yon please move
your milk and bnttir?
' Fetch take the milk and butter," she
replied. -'This ait/tno time to f ilk about
.-rich things. C-oine ou I'nss and Jule
•Madam," I broke in, "may we proceed
I with the road?''
'Of , o"se you ken Fling the dirt smack
smooth in the spring. Tander they come."
We bad no more trouble until several
weekn iftcrward, And then we ran against
another snag.
At ehdy morning we saw a mau .stand
ing with his back against a tree. W hen
the workaen came up to him, be turned to
one ol tbuui and said:
"IIeeko» you'd better hold on a little
"What's ihe matter?'' I asked, approach
"Oh, nothic' a tall. Jest standing here
pcrtectin' my uroperly. Don't want you
to run your nad through this skirt of
"Wo have sutured the right of way
through there, sir" I rejoined, "and I do
not purpose to pit up with your inter
ference; and let mesay that if you attempt
any violence wo w:ft bang you."
"Uh," he blandly ain't goin*
l« Ull iliillld, yy ■ „ i • mi
to l>i) a evangelist an' rid a spotted mule.
All I'm here fur is t» give you a little ad
vice. Bless your soil, 1 lore you all, an'
don't wi.ut to see none of you git hurt."
"II you do not intend to commit vio
lence wbut do you mean bj implying that
Mime of us may get hurt?"
"W'y, bless you, I mean that it will be
dangerous to try to run yoir roi«d through
that skirt uf woods."
"Why so?" T asked.
"W'y, bless your innocent photograph,
that place out in there dangerous. I
ain't no ignorant idouch, gentlemen. I've
traveled, 1 have. W'y, I've been to town,
the county . eat of this here county, and,
gentlemen, if you try to run your road j
through this wood., you'll lind out when I
! it's too late that you've made a mighty '
j embarras in' mistake. I\"y, gentlemen,
[ I've planted dynamite in thar, and if you
should happen to hit it—and I don't see
how you run miss it—w'y, then there'll he
old Nick to pay, and not a cent in the
houi.e. Beautiful weather we're bavin' lur
the time of year, ain't it?"
My men dropped their tools. "This is
an outrage!" 1 exclaimed.
"Ves," said he, "and 1 shouldn't wonder i
if we didu't have rain putt}* oou. Thar :
ain't no confidence to lie put in weather j
this time of year. If I only had lifly dol \
lars I would take the dynamite awuy and j
go to town and enjoy niyilf. 1 am u
mighty hand t<> have a good time. Ale and
my brother ike was just alike in that re-
spect, but Ike he's dead now, and here 1
am plaulin' co'u and dynamite lor a In
I ordered the men to proceed, but they
turned away. I argued wiLb theiu told
them that we inn t reach a certain point
by a certain time, but they paid no at
tention to me. 1 had #SO, but needed it to
buy provisions with, and, in fact, did not
feel dinposed to yield, anyway, lint w hat
could 1 do? The men were frightened, and
to tell the truth, I didn't feel any too easy
"ilere are fitly dollars." said I; "take
your infernal lull' away."
the woods, soon returning with several
small packages, lie shook hands with me
and then went away. That ufteruoon an
old man came up anil, addressing me, said:
"I hated to let you go through the e
woods, but I reckon it lor the best."
"What have you to do with these
woods?" I asked.
"Nothin', only I own 'em."
I related my experience with the ilyne
mite man. The old fellow laughed.
"VY'y," said he, "that man don't own a
foot of laud nowhar. lie come here as a
sort, of a writin' master, and I'll bet he
never seed no dynamite."
— WtttT" ™ "
A Saucy Business Loiter.
V story is told of a prominent clothing
firm. Looking over their books they dis
covered an account of longstanding.
"Write him a saucy letter," said the
junior member to the book keeper.
"Yes, make it strong," said the senior.
The book keeper followed instructions
and penned the following :
"Your account is past due. If you do
not settle within ten days we will draw on
you at sight."
This letter Was handed to the firm.
"l)o you think that this is a smart let
ter T" a ked one of theui.
"It is a business one," said t-ic hook
"Well, I don't think so," replied the
former. Give me your pen, anil I'll show
you the way to do it, ami he proceeded to
write the following:
"Who bought my goods? You.
"Who promised to pay them? You.
" Who didn't do so ? You.
"Who is a liar and a thief?
" Y ours."
And, alter niguiug the firm's name, lie
handed the effort ehucklingly to the book
An Absent-Minded Farmer.
Scottish American j
A Scotch farmer who was a little ah
• lit minded was one day going into I'eth
with a load of hay. lie led the horse out
of the stable, but instead of backing it into
the trams of the wagou he ah enl minded
ly led the animal along the road,and never
as much looked behind him till he walked
Into the yard, leading the horse, where the
lay was to be delivered. "Whaur will I
jack into?" he cried ton stableman standing
by. "{lack iu what?" asked the man.
"The hay, you stupid idiot." "What hay,
nae hay, ye daft gowk." Turning round,
to his con ternation, the farmer for* the
first time apprehended the fact that he
bail left the wagon at home, and brought
the horse alone In his hurry to repair
the error ho started off at a trot, ami was
half way back to his own farm before he
realised the fact thai he had left the horse
Satire in a Boston Sign.
My attention was attracted iu a west
end drug store lately to a placard which
struck me an not a bail satire on the 100 c
iiens with which some of our ntatnte are
interpreted by the ib ileri whom they
affect, as well as enforced by the nfljcurs
of the law. The inscription on placard
was as follows: "Cigars and cigarettes
sold on the Sabbath for medicinal purpo.es
only " llomloh l'n l.
1113 Flr«t Holiday.
Smith- Vou how a great ileal ol boyish
enthusiasm over your coming trip to
Kurope. Why, you've crossed several
times before, haven't you? Uohilisou
Yes, but this is my first trip without my
wife J tltlf/f
The llirminghaiil I Lug , Mrrcniif < .ill''
I T. lie Witt Talmage "the biggest whole
sale man iu American rcligiou."
Thin Macadam Roads.
Mr. James Owen, county engineer of
i L>sex County, X. J. ( tinder whose diree
tion the admirable macadam roads about
i Orange have been, send.-? tlie following
| communication on their construction to
i Thr Engineering uml Miiihlituj llrconl.
I ■ m'.C" i'»yw»i 11 ■
Mr. Oireu, in the sixties, in the construe
j lion of park roads in Brooklyn, when the
I thickness of pavement was ncTer less than
•sixteen inches, laid on a bed of 12 inches
| of sand, and was undoubtedly a Telford
pavement. When, however. I had to ini
tiate in New Jersey a more economical
system, I decided on a depth of 12 inches,
8 inches of pavement and 4 inches of brok
en stone; between 30 anil 40 miles were
constructed of this depth in the avenues
radiating from Newark through the Or
anges and Montclair. They have stood
the wear and tear for sixteen years admir
ably, of course with proper repairs, anil in
only two or three instances did the founda
tion ever blow up. These roads were county
| roads, and really main arteries, but when
the local committees decided to build their
own roads, the divergence of opinion and
lack of crystallized sentiment led to the
adoption of anything from 4 to 12 inches,
and the result has been in the same ratio
as the thickness. -*-*--"
. , , roads ID to
and th* t •• , ,
I■ ■ ■ ■ ... .i.and the uniformly
good condition of their roads is proverbial,
liloomfield and Montclair have been build
ing theirs ii imjies, and the difference isre
i mark able; ruts quickly appear, holes are
• common, and they look, as they are, cheap
roads. In these cases, however, there was
■an attempt at a pavement. In other
| townships, like Clinton, Millhurn and
| parts of South Orange, no attempt has
i been made further than to spread 4 to C
inches of broken stone on the natural soil,
, and the result shows that it is to a certain
■ extent a waste of money. The only ad
vantage accruing in such a road is to keep
| tli'i wagons from getting mired, but aa
i means' of travel they do not reach to a
i very high order.
In the red sandstone formation of New
■ler ey.in which all the roads mentioned are
laid, there are critical periods, especially
when the frost i t coming out, when it seeing
absolutely necessary to have a foundation of
some sort to keep tin- roads from breaking
up, and only in specially favored localities
is it possible to keep a 6 inch pavement
without rutting unless there i . a sharp
fall to the roads. In the latest rond built j
ill this section at Belleville I adopted a
rule of making the thickness of pavement
as follows For grades flatter than 1 per
cent. 10 inches; between 1 and 4 per cent.
8 inches; and over 4 per cent. C inches.
This is the thinnest construction advisable
in this locality with any certainty of
good, permanent results, unless the roads
are merely built as a preventive from mir
ing iustead of for travel.
In conclusion, 1 wish to deprecate as
strongly ai possible the idea of doing
cheap work in road construction, as in my
■ xperienee there i i none money wasted in
these attempts than is generally realized.
A community, if educated lo a proper
litandard, will prefer to spend u dollar
well than fifty cents in makeshift..!, and it
should be the duty of every engineer to
guide them to that cud.
A Detroit father has undertaken a little
-iritfnfr' mrm frttiY up
. lang,lbe use of ambiguous terms of speech
and other peculiarities affected by the
youth of the day. Yesterday he asked his
14 year-old where a certain book wn..
"1 haven't any idea, papa!" answered
the young lady.
"I didn't ask yon for ideas," said the
father sternly; "just answer my question.
W here is that book?"
"Ou the top s lift fin tin; book case," re
cited the girl like a parrot.
"Can yon reach it?"
"Yes, sir."
There was a long silence, the father
waiting impatiently for the book. At last
lie asked:
"Nell, why don't you bring it.'"
"Bring what, sir?'
"The book I wanted."
"You <liil not. Bay 3'<ni wanted me to get
it," said the daughter in a demure voice:
"you asked me if I could reach it."
"Nellie," said the fiuher.as a smile made
his mustache tremble, "get that book like
a good girl and tiring it here to me."
"Now, you're talking sense, pop; I'll
have the book hero in a jiffy." and she
whisked off after it, while the lather sigh
ed over the degeneracy of the times
Ho Settled It.
The following good one is told of a now
famous London lawyer
When be was a young man his father re
tired from practice leaving the business to
him. Within a week the young lawyer
came home and proudly proclaimed :
"Wei', father, I have done in three
days what you coijhln't do in all the years
of your practice."
"What is that, my sou f"
"I have settled the Noa estate case."
"Settled it. my son. Settled it, did you
say 1"
"Yes, father, I settled it iu three days,
and I could have settled it. iu one if the
Judge hail been at home."
"Young mail," said the astonished par
ent, "you are an IMS, a consummate ass.
Whv, sir, four generations of your ancc.
tors have lived on that cr e und grown
rich, and you and your children's children
might have done the same if you hod not
been au egregious uss."
Hemarkalile Old Women.
Two remarkable cases ol longevity iu
women have recently come to light in
I'iltshiirg They are Mrs. Mary Mulhall,
who is iu her 104 th year, ami Mrs. Kliz
abetli Schuiuan, who iu June la t cele
hrated her 101 st birthday.
Mrs. Mulhall was bom in Irelftti.l iu the
spring ol 17H0, aipl came lo tin country
when about f>u years old under the de
lu.-ion lhat die could could pick up gold iu
the .treets. lii her early day h she owned
tiiul personally worked a farm in Ireland,
und continued it for many years. Shu has
three children, twenty grandchildren and
eighteen great grandchildren living.
The other woman is Mrs. Llizabcth
Schtiman, who lives with her son in law,
Jacob I'ustorious. She was bom iu llar
risburg, I'a., m I" HM . and therefore 101
years old. Shu is iu possession of all tier
fatuities, and has four children, forty
grandchildren and eighteen jjicui grand
chililn Ii
The gold iu the l ulled States treasury
weigh i 'Mil tons, anil the silver WOO tons.
It put ill a p'le like wood the gobl Would
make a p'le 335 feet long, four feet liiyh
and four feet in width. Tim silver would
he 4,2<iM feet long, four feet high and four
fetit in width, or five ilxth of a mile long
' If the gold and silver were carried ill iv»
goes it would make a procei ion thirty
three miles long, the gold being two and
one half mib and the silver part thirty
and one half mile > long
Burial Treatment
"l saw that man buried forty years ago.'"
The remark was made by Sergeant Cart
right a few days since, .ays the Atlanta
Constitution, and as he spoke he pointed
I to a sturdy looking man of middle age who
«l'wf U pi"* Ift
| "Well, it w a curious story. «)u u farm
i adjoining the one on which 1 was horn
! livctl old Cacle Hilly Christian, a good
I man and true as ever lived. I'ncle Billy
j had rt son who was a good deal older than
! myself. This young man was unfortunate
ly afflicted with acute inflammatory rheu
matism. All over his body his ilesh was
! just like a boil, and he suffered agonies and
tortures untold. Old Uncle Hilly owned a
woman called Aunt Hetty, who was fa
mous all over the community as a weaver.
One day I was sent over there to get some
weaving that she had don.; for our family,
and while there 1 saw young Christian
buried. Somebody told the family that if
they would dig a hole and bury young
Christian in the earth for forty-eight hours,
first putting on him a mixture of turpen
tine and other homely medicines, it would
enre him. Like anybody else, they decid
ed to try the remedy *« « ' I resort, and
they went to work to carry out the heroic
f«.n j_ii.H'ribeii. Well, *ir, when I
got then- they had dug the hole and plac
ed the poor fellow in il. all lint bis head,
which was not affected, and, after packing
the dirt around him, they remained to
watch the effects of the cure. He endured
the confinement for the prescribed period,
although suffering intensely during the
whole time, and when they took him out
he hardly looked likr the same man. l!ut.
from that day forward he began to im
prove. The rheumatic affectiou disappear
ed, he begun to fatten up, and linally be
came as sound and hearty as any man in
the community.''
"And that is the uiun'"
•'That is he. Years have passed since,
then, and Christian lives today, a hiking
testimonial of the efficacy of the burial
treatment in cases of inflammatory rheu
Salem Wilchcrafl.
Some young girls have of Jut.- been do
ing such things at Salem,in Massachusetts,
as would have caused very serious trouble
hod they been done two centuries ago in
tliut sleepy old town. A .short time since
it was found that the organ in the North
I Church refused to work, and investigation
showed that the water motor of the instru
ment had been tampered with by some
person or persons unknown. Then the
ceiling, which had hitherto maintained its
integrity, was discovered to lie cracked in
various places, as if by the presence of
some heavy weight bearing down upon il.
Traces of brimstone were found in the
belfry, and the hymn books of the choir
were inscribed with names which should
never have appeared in them. All these
lliing< troubled the inhabitants of Salem,
but a little quiet examination resulted in
showing that there wm nothing of more
importance in thein than the fact that, at
a loss for something better to do, a num
ber of Salem girls had formed an "invinci
hie league," each member of which was in
honor hound to do what the leader did.
One of their ambition- was to climb every
church tower in town, and in the pursuit
of this lofty ambition one of the girls had
fallen from a beam above the ceiling of the
North Church, and hud .tracked the olas
them, the merry maidens confessed the
whole conspiracy, their parents made
ample apology for them, and this was the
end of the matter.
Really <Juite Careless.
IHnfTalo Kxpress.]
A West side church is in process of reno
vation, and the pastor is daily engaged in
raising funds to pay expenses. One means
the pastor takes for that purpose is to call
on his parishouers nml ask for subscrip
tions. 11l one case the good until ap
proached the front door of a parishioner's
house, rang the bell, the door opened anil
a little girl appeared.
I'astor—flood afternoon, my child. Is
your mother at home ?
Little Girl—No, sir; mamma is down
I'astor—Will she lie back soon f
Little (iirl —I—l guess so.
I'astor—Then 1 will come in and wait a
few minutes.
I'astor enters and takes a seat iu the
parlor. Iteing desirous of knowing what
kind ofa house his people provide for their
families, the clergyman looked about him
mill sunn discovered it pair of feel protrud
ing from under u curtain. A little further
optical investigation satisfied him that, the
feet belonged to the little girl's mother.
Ity and by the child appears again and
said that she thought her mamma would
not return for an hour or two.
"Well," says the pastor, "I will not
wait; but, my child, bo kind enough to
tell your mother the next limn lie goes
down town to take her feet with her."
A Kentucky Love Story.
Tlie Louisville Commtrciul tells the
seemingly incredible story that at a party
a few nights ago a young man, while out
upon the veranda lor a smoke, overheard
his finance ackowlcdge being iu loye with
the man sho was then with, saw him ki.<s
her, and then heard her promise to marry
liiui. When they left he was o utunned
thill he stayed where lie was until lie was
startled by auother couple coming to the
same window. lie started to leave, but
recognizing the voice of his linanoee, lie
stood still and was witness to the saiuc
proceedings that hail first caused hint pain,
lie was HO overpowered with grief that be
sank down upon the porch, and, iu an
agony of expectation, waited to tec if it
Would happen again. Again it did hap
pen, iu fact, it happened twice more.
I pou cseortiug the fickle I inly homo after
the party, he I old her that, having been
engaged to four men that night, she would
not miHs his ring or liiui, and he, there
fore, wanted to be released from his en
gagement, to which the girl asscrtod
—Carbondalo added i!O<J new houses lo
its list last year.
While Dauphin county is almo t free
from trampi, Cumberland county, just
aecrosH the river, is overrun with them.
—The financial affairs of the
Heading are i.o muddled lliul municipal
employe ure unable lo gel their salaries
Jacob JjuttuiMl, proprietor ol a re.dui
rant at Lancaster, has been fined under
the law of 1704 for elling cignrs on Sun
The Bethlehem, I'a. Iron Company
lifts advanced the wage i ol employes t.i
per cent
The be til the cheapest. Hi lUlll's
II aby Syrup is acknowledged to be the
safest and mo t reliable luedictne for
babies I'rice only 23 cents
If you fuel that everything n going
wrong, if you «lo not feel like getting up in
the morning, if you have pain in the
stomach, take a dose of Laiador, the
golden remedy. I'rice only 25 cents.
Remarkable Surgery.
To .1 New York hospital was brought I
lately a little lad of 6 years, suffering from |
epilepsy. A hurt to his head a year or two
before wan believed to lie the euu.se. lie i
was put into <<*.«: 'he Ula laithlul |
nurse with him, aud carefully watched. |
Fair some 11in.- he remained. Every con [
viilsion was noted. it was set down in a |
book how the attack, seized him. which ,
way he threw up his arm*, which way he j
| tossed his head, which part of his body
j stiffened aud became helpless under tho
j paroxysms.
The surgeon in attendance decided, from
u study of these notes, that the injury to
the child's head had caused a lesion in a
certain part of the brain, and that was the
tource of the epilepsy. He located to his
own satisfaction the spot where the brain
lesion exUted.
On a given day an operation was per
formed. The boy was rendered insensible
by ether. Then a piece of his skull was
delicately and skillfully cut out over the
place where the doctor had located the
lesion. The piece of skull was deposited
in a vessel of warm, sterilized water while
the operation was in progress.
It was a moment of «»i* -r ■ interest
when tt>» *.v ■ t.. \ .•« »n.T"
there, exactly where the surgeon had
located it, w.m the wound he had expect
ed. The injured part was removed by the
surgeon's knife, the circular piece of skull
quickly and skillfully sew n on again, the
head bound up and the little patient allow
ed to come to life.
To prove that the surgeon was light in
his diagnosis as to the cause of the upi
lepsy. the convulsions ceased after the in
jured brain was removed, aud the child
was recovering rapidly at last accounts.
flirls Not So Anxious lo Wed.
One of the most striking features of the
century now dragging to a close, to those
who can remember clearly tho last thirty
years, is the changed nttitude of the fairer
sex toward the world and its affairs. Then
the ambition of every young woman was
to be married Marriage was success in
life, Hpinsteihood was a failure. Nothing
but some pronounced and approved luis
t.ion in life could excuse siugle blessedness
ill woman.
Today our young girls arc more likely
to show a desire to be self-supporting and
independent. The term "old maid" is no
longer obnoxious to them. They pant for
practical education. The girls of the fam
ily are often more earnest students than
the boys. They think more of making
their rtwn living than the}- do of making
an advantageous match. They envy those
of their sex who make good incomes by
the work of brain* and hands instead of
disparaging such work. Jietroit Free
—Rev. Dr. Talmage has been roaming
over the stamping ground o! King Sol
omon, and he estimated that when the
boom of that champion wise man and
.Napoleon of liiiauce was at its height he
possessed $3,400,000,000 in gold and
$.">,145,000,377 in silver. This is several
times more money than would puy the en
tire debt of the I'uited States. When the
of Sheba visited him it is no wonder
that "there was no more spirit in her"
when she inspected his 4,000 stalls for
horses, his 700 head of wives, anil his hired
help without number. If Solomon were
living no" in this etiuntrv. nu uuau mull.
The only bar to bis taking a seat in that
body would be bis unnecessary and incon
venicnt stock of wisdom.
—The anthracite aud soft coal miners of
this State have had a sad holiday season
this winter. The mild weather has caused
a weak market; the mines are being shut
down nil around, and the decreased de
inand docs not promise that work will soon
be renewed.
When I'atti, tlie singer, was in Chicago
lately some of the swells put on the bell
boys' coat.i and rati up lo do her bidding
just to get a glimpse of the cautatricn "at
home." The Mine, remarked with sur
prise, that many of the bell boys "wear
diamonds." And all this curiosity to get a
daylight glimpse of a woman 4"> years old
who dyes her hair!
—The South i:t sincerely mourning tho
death .if young Kditor tirudy. Tho best
way t» honor his memory would l>u to
accept bin teachings. liesules cxhortiug
the Southern States to cease to dwell on
tint past and hold fast in accepting the
lesion of failure, it win lie who character
ized Abraham Lincoln as "tho first typical
American, tho lirst who comprehended
within himself all the strength and gentle
lioss, all tho majesty and grace of thin ro
The People
arc not slow to understand that, in order to
warrant their manufacturers in guarantee
them to benefit or cure, medicine* must
possess more than ordinary merit and cura
tive property. I>r. J'ieree'u (ioldeu Modi
c'il Discovery is tho only blood medicine
sold, through druggists, under a potihiH
i/uoranlrf that it will booelit or cure or
money paid for it will be retnrnod. In all
blood, skin and scalp diseases, and for all
scrofulous affections, it i t specific.
SSOO lie ward offered by the proprietors
of l»r. Wage's Catarrh Remedy for an iu
curable case.
Flooring His Pa.
.lohuuy Say, pa, are you iu favor 'if tho
bible in the public schoolsf
father Of cour.lfl. Why do yon ask
"Mothiu 1 . Only 1 notice yon never havo
one in the house."
The new Sultau of Zanzibar favors a
good umler landing with tierman}', and
the agents of the Kust African Company
count upon his support.
Mis.i Charily—"la your husband ad
dieted to the UHO of alcoholic stimulants?"
Iteeipiclit of Aim: "No, iudade, lOUIiI,
not he; hi t only liiiliu' is drinkin'."
While they are producing au elixir to
make old people younger, it would be a
great blessing if they could get up some
thing to make some young people older.
The solo survivor of tho battle of Traf
algar is believed to be Kmanucl Louis Car
tlpnv. who H livinr »t llveren lie wn < a
cabin hoy on board the French snip nfi
flollbt ithlc
A until skilled in hgures has calculated
the time required lor a Joirue) rouud the
earth, and gives the following results : A
man, walking day and night, without rest
mg, would lake 458 days; an express
train 40 days sound at a medium tempera
dire, hours; a cannon hall, "151 hours ;
light, a little over one tenth of a second,
and eleelrh ity, pa . iug over a copper wire,
a little under oue tenth o( a second
That love is blind is very clear,
lor no the proof doth tell;
That love, too, has a fault) ear
Appeareth true as well,
For folks will often partners get
With voices so at war
With harmony that, the) might set
Tho edge upon a UW.
A piece of horseradish, put into a jar of
I pickles, will keep the vinegar from losing
its strength.
Dishes browned by use may be cleaned
1 by letting them remaiu half or three
j tera of r.n honr in boiiinp soda-water
j Tl.m ugly rust will depart when treated
i with cream of tartar. Tie a little of th«
; powder in the stained parts, and boil a
lew moments iu clearwater.
Powdered borax seems to be more thor-
J oughly endorsed than any other remedy for
j c rot on bugs and cockroaches. But it will
j not be of much use unless used plentifully
i aud persistently.
j To dispose of dry bread, slice it, taking
, off the crust ; dip first in milk sweetened
ar.d flavored, then in a well-beaten egg;
try it, and strew sugar over it as you take
it from the pan.
Lemon juice will whiten frosting, cran
i berry or strawberry will color it pink, aud
the grated rind of an orange strained
through a cloth will render it yellow.
The white cinder that you can reduce to
dirt with the linger is what I clean my
spoons and polish ray tinware with,
Very little rubbing jut necessary when
llkla laoihuii of l«*uVklli£ C
Dissolve two-thirds of a pound of soap in a
pail of boiling hot water, add one-half enp
of kerosene, aud put all into a boiler half
full of cold water, in which are the soiled
clothes. Coil fifteen minutes and suds and
rinse as usual.
"Finely-bred, intelligent horses," said
a trainer recently, "are often nervous.
They are quick to notice, quick to take
alarm, quick to do what seems to then), in
moments of sudden terror, necessary to es
cape from sudden harm, from something
they do not understand. That is what
makes them shy, bolt and run away. Wo
cannot tell what awful suggestions strange
things offer to their minds. It may be
that a sheet of white paper in tho roadway
seems to the nervous horse a yawning
chasm, the open frout of a baby carriage
may be the jaws of a dragon ready to de
vour him, and a man on bicycle some ter
rifying sort of a flying devil without wings.
Directly, however, ho becomes familiar
with these objects, and he is entirely in
different to them. Therefore, wheu your
horse shies at anything, make hiui ac
quainted with it, let him smell it, touch it
with his sensitive upper lip and lookclosely
at it lie may not learn all in one lesson,
but continue the lessons, and you will cure
your horse of all nervousness.''— Horn*,
Farm ami Factory.
John Gould, whoso opinions are worth
reporting, says that it is a mistake to sup
pose that sour cream makes more butter
from the cream than sweet. Souring adds
nothing; it simply assists the churn to re
cover more fat from tho cream. In sweet
cream the emulsion is perfect. If sweet
cream is diluted abont three times its
bulk iu water at eighty degrees, aud allow
od to raiso a second time, the difference
between the amount of sweet and sour
creaiu butter will lie inconsiderable, show
ing that souring the cream is,aftor all,only
another way of liberating butter fats from
the combined sugar, cheese and fibrin
emulsion. It was asserted by the late
Professor Arnold that fho adding of a
small amount, of pure cider vinegar to
Even the moat determined can readly bo
induced to chungc her miud on this point
and bo persuaded not to set, by taking a
dry goods box two feet square, more or
less, placing it with the open side on the
bare gronnd ; put tho hen under tho box,
taking care of tho veutilation by raising
one side half nn inch or so. I.eavo the
hen without food or water for four days,
then turn her loose iu the morning; If she
still wants to set, shut her up again for
three days more without food or water,then
liberate her. This is not u very cruel
treatment, as a hen ready lo set is always
encased with a prodigious amount of fat,
which would keep her alive without a bit
of food or water for three or four weeks.
Milk fever nearly always results from
overfeeding the cows previous to calving.
It is usuul to feed all the cows alike, and
as the dry cow is not compelled to convert
the greater part of her food into milk, the
consequence is that shu stores up the sur
plus as fat, and in a very short timo be
comes fat enough for the butchor, and ut
terly unlit for breeding. When the calf is
dropped it may be weakly, and does net
promptly assist iu relieving the udder. The
cow being also fat and feverish the result
is milk fever. A cow that is expected to
calvo should receive only a small propor
tiou of carbonaceous food. Hay is prefera
bio to grain.
The best wealth is the fertility of the
soil The country that largely Imports
fertilizers and plants food will become
gradually wealthy, and the time will coma
when such country will havo more for sale
than she can consume. Fertilizers are
inoro lasting and permanont than gold,and
can be drawn upon for a return when
everything else fails. Tho same applies to
the individual farmer. The richer hit soil
the greater his resources and tho moro se
cure his investment.
We advise dairy men lo sow clover aoed;
how it on your wheat, rye, barley or oata;
sow it anywhere that il will grow and give
you a crop of hay. No matter what other
kind of feed you have, nor how much you
have of it, if you can food good, bright,
early-cut and well cured clover hay you
are sure of having tho foundation of a
ration more or less perfect, according to
what the rest of it is composed of. lie-
Hides its use dry, as hay, clover cut green
for feeding iu summer is one of the besl
soiling crops we have. We have never
tried it for eusilage, but those who havo
say it makes good feed, but it costs more
in proportion lo put in the silo than corn
does. Iu addition to its value as feud for
stock tho roots of the clover plaut make
oue of the best fertilizers for other crops.
No farmer will go wrong iu sowing clover,
if it will grow ou his farm, but It is not a
good crop to sell off the farm, as it carrios
too much of the fertility of the farm with
it.— Stockman.
—Hood's Karsaparilla wins new victories
. .—ww uivie pojMuar
every dny.
—Count Pfuil, the African explorer, has
returned to Herlin wijh his health broken
down. He will make a tour of the United
,States iu the uutumu.
The Helena, Mont., supreme court has
decided that the state officers may draw
their salaries without any appropriation
being made for that purpole by the legis
Judge Powers, tho leader and organ
ize! of tho late successful liberal campaign
at Halt Lake, Ftah, was given a banquet
recently. *
An agricultural paper advises: ''Grind
your own bones. " hemaiktbta ad rival
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