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Hardware and House Furnishing Goods.
Buggies, Carts, Wheel Barrows, Brammer Washing Machines,
New Sunshine and Howard Ranges, Stoves, Table
and pocket Cutlery, Hanging Lamps. Man
ufacturer of Tinware, Tin
Bcofing and Spouting A Specialty.
WHERE A CHILD CAN BUY AS CHEAP AS A MAN.
J. R. GRIEB. PROF. R. J. LAMB.
GRIEB & LAMB'S MUSIC STORE.
NO-16 SOUTH MAIN ST., BUTLER. PA.
a Sole Agents for Butler, Mercer and Clar
ion counties for Behr Bros. Magnificent Pi
anos, Newby & Evans' Pianos, Smith-
American and Carpenter Organs, Importers
of the Celebrated Steinmeyer Pianos, and
Dealers iu Violins, Bruno Guitars, and
All Kinds of Musical Instruments.
SHEET MUSIC A SPECIALTY
Pianos and Organs sold on installments. Old Instruments
taken iu exchange. Come and'see us, as we
can save you money.
Tuning and Repairing of all kinds of Musical Instruments
Promptly attended to.
1850 Established 1850
No. 19,' North Main St.,' BUTLER, PA.,
D E AL E R IN
Spectacles, &c., &c.
Society Emblems of all Descriptions.
Repairing in all branches skillfully done and warranted.
1860 ESTABLISHED 1850
And for the next 30 days we shall con
tinue to clear our shelves ot Winter
Goods to make room for
HEW SPRING GOODS.
Come early as the prices we have reduc
ed them to will move them rapid
ly as they are marked ver\
low. You will find some big bargains at
• Leading Dry Goods and Carpet House, Butler, Pa-
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
' PROFESSIONAL CARDS.
J. W. MILLER,
onice on W. Corner ot Diamond,
j Plans :m<l specifications for cheap and
! give buildings made on short notice,
A. A. KELTY, M. D.
j (ifliee 3 (loirs sou Ui of ttu- Vofteley Huun ,
j Main St., Bailer. Pa., on second tloor uf Ket
i terer's building, Jtesldence on W. Jeffersou 8L
G. \i. ZIMMERMAN.
FUYSICIAN ANl> SCKOKOK.
! Office at No. 15. S. Main street, over Frank A
j (Vs thug Store. llutler, I'a,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon,
N«. 10 \Vest Cunningham St.,
W. R. TITZEL.
PHYSICIAN ANU SURGEON.
S. w. Corner Main and Nnrtli Sts.
BUTLER IPIEJN UST'-A
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
I DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
Al! work pertaining to the profession exeeut
I cd in the neatest manner.
I Specialties Gold Killing*, and Painless hx
, traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
OBlce on Jefferson Street, one door Cut of Low 17
House, I'p Stairs.
1 Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
I Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
j prompt attention.
\*. B.—The only Dentist ill Butler using the
! best makes of teeth.
J. W. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on second floor of the llnselton Mock.
Diamond, llutler, Pa., Room No. l.
| a. t. aoofr. J. r. witsoH.
SCOTT & WILSON,
Collections a specially. Office at No. K. South
Diamond, Butler, l'a.
JAMES N. MOORE,
Attobnky-at-Law and Notauy Pubmc.
iiffice 111 Room No. 1, second tloor of llnselton
Block', entrance 011 Diamond.
P. W. LOWRY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
ltooiu No. 3, Anderson Building, llutler, Pa.
A. E. RUSSELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on second tloor of New Anderson Block
Main St..,—near Diamond.
Attorney at I .aw, Office at No. IT, Bast Jeffer
son St., Uotler. Pa,
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Law and Heal Kstate Agent. Of
nee rear ot L. Z. Mitchell's office 011 north Hide
of Diamond, llutler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. ' Office on second floor of
A nderson building, near Court House, Duller,
J. K. BRITTAIN.
Att'y at Law- Office at S. K. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler. Pa.
Att'y at Law—Office on South side of Diamond
JOHN M. RUSSELL,
Attorney-at-Law. Office on South side of Dia
mond, Butler, Pa.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
01 kick nbak Diamond, Uutlku, Pa.
L 8. MCJUIVKLV,
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
17 LAST JEFFERSON ST.
BUTLER, - PA.
E. E ABRAMS & CO
Fire and Liie
INSITR A N C K
Insurance Co.of North America, incor
porated 179"', capital $3,((00,000 and other
strong companies represented. New York
Life Insurance Co., assets Office
New Huseltou building near t'ourt House.
, BUTLER COUNTY
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
a O. ROESSING, Puihidint.
WM. CAMPBELL Tubasuhkb.
11. C. IIKINEMAN, StchKTAu^.
.1. L Purvis, Samuel Anderson,
William Campbell J. W. Burkhart.
A. Trout man, Henderson Oliver,
(I.C. itoesslm?, James bieplieiison,
■ Dr. W. Irvln, Henry Wmtuilre.
J. K. Taylor. H. C. Helnrman,
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For the next aixty days we
will offer bargains in all our
gilt and embossed wall papers,
t, in order lo reduce slock and
make room for Holiday Goods.
J. H. Douglass,
1 JNear PostoiKce, Butler, Pa
- AdvttUb« i& '.he CiTiZKN.
It was early June, in one of il»>.se eharm
j lug places 011 the Hudson river that lie he
\ tween Xew York and A litany. The : ati<
| fying greenness of the landscape left one
j no chance to regret the past glory ot the
J blossoms. It seemed as if. should one
! -peak at all, it ought to be iu blank verse
: about the hills clapping their hands, about
1 preen pastures, about all the secret things
' that have ceased to mean so much them
selves as to express ill the abstract belief
in love ami love and life and beauty anil
Jacob lJaus was an inattraetive ol»-
serrer of this charming phase of nature.
Ho was preoccupied with his own troubled
soul, and heru was but a wintry prospect.
Tho world points ont to a man the neces
sity of doing something; there was no cor
responding need in his soul, lie had late
ly come into un excellent property, aud
had invested a good proportion ot it iu a
ranch iu the West. The West was 110
place of his choice, but what else was he
:to do? He was thirty two, and was with
out even a commercial traiuing. lie had
been bred to no profession, aud he was not
rich enough to live with rich men as a
pleasure -seeker, even hart sneh a life at
tracted him. He had perfect health, was
a good shot, a good reader, a good walker,
' a good companion. He wore a blonde
j beard upon his sunburnt face, with its
I handsome, clean cut profile and hazel eye
: This bold statement of his case present-
I ed itself over and over to his mind, <|iiite
as if he were weighing an abstract question
that bored him excessively. Then he grew
irritated that his father should have given
him .nidi an old-fashioned, half humorous
natne, and exerted always an uuspoken and
only half-recognized negative tyranny on
his whole life; that hi< father should hare
bad that irresponsibility iu the paternal
relation that is scarcely to be found out
side the Anglo-Saxon race- as if the
Anglo Saxon was born armed at all points,
aud with an intuitive knowledge of fight
ing his as ay through the world. The more
Jacob accused himself of impiety in &c
eusing the dead, the more obstinately the
conviction forced itself upon him that, his
thought was, nevertheless, just, and tho
iu, plied weakness 011 his own part was in
Now he was free at thirl j two a free
dom thai meant bondage to his own limit
ations; aud while he bitterly regretted that
he had 110 profession, he bitterly recognized
the fact that the desire for a larger life in
no sense proved a talent. His desire was,
as we have said, not one 101 action. It
wus a vague desire lor a larger happiness,
such as women have oftener than men.
They should wake like children of a
Christmas morning, and find it in their
All these reasons for gloom were ever
present to Jacob; but he had lately waked
to it more definite purpose and a more
definite grief. Ilia decision to go on a
ranch had made him recognize that he
could not leave Millicent Fuller, whom he
had known from lier childhood, aud who
had been for some years past, his chief
occupation. He offered himself to her.
She refused him. She was the youngest
and the only unmarried one of five sisters.
She was twenty-two, handsome, traveled
Jacob, as he walked through a shady
road, cut a fine bouquet of sweotbriar
roses, and trimmed their thorny, strag
gling stems with an ill-humored energy.
He had not pride enough to go away with
out asking to see her once more, just to say
good-bye, and she had accorded him an
interview that evening at half-past^seven.
He walked all around the Fuller's large
house, past the broad piazzas, and found
her alouc in a little side-porch that was
overgrown with honeysuckle vines, and
amid their pinkish-yellow blossoms Mil
licent, iu a pink muslin, looked like rosy
June personified. Her father and mother
had just gone to drive, she explained
precisely, as she took Jacob's silently
proffered tlowers with a line blush for
"I am afraid," she said, nervously, as
she carefully picked a few thorns from the
stem of her bouquet before she grasped it,
"that I didn't succeed the other night iu—
thatis—l mean that I am airaid that I
didn't say what J meant "
''l should be glad," said Jacob, ''to hear
that you didn't mean what you said."
"Oh! oh! I didn't mean that!"
"Well, it doesn't matter a great deal
what you meant if you didn't mean that."
"I do wish that yon would be reasonable,
"I wish you wouldn't call the Jacob
when you have told nie that you didn't
like the name."
"Oh! did I say thatt Ido think that I
like it, siuee you have no other. Indeed,
Jacob, if it were not for some faults that
you have, I think I should like you better
than any one."
The young man sat down oil a step
lower than the one the girl occupied.
"Perhapn," he said, gloomily, "you w ill
djiieqss these faults of mine, I may suggest
some to add to the list. My name is one;
but that is hardly my fault, and 1 believe
that 1 could change it by an act of the
Legislature or something of the kind."
"But I should always know that your
real name was Jacob," said Millicent,
laughing; "I shouldn't mind your name,
but there are some things that would grow
worse and worse."
j "My age, 1 suppose."
"Yes, for one thing. Ten j eats i; too
"But you will grew older."
"There will still be ten years between
"The general opinion is that a woman
grows older faster than a man. You would
catch up to u»(j. '
"Ah! that is like most general opinions,
wrong. I have made my own observations
on that subject. To the close observer,
middle- aged women are younger even in
appearance than men of their own age.
"Where did you learn so much about
"Have I not been in all our large cities
aud in most of those in Europe? Can one
not receive impressions of strangers as they
pass, aud accumulated impressions form
opinions/ Men's eyes grow dull, aud the
lines ol the mouth hard, and their faces
heavy and meagre; while women's faces
are still fyll tf benevolence though their
figures have lost their gi nco and their com
plexions their delicacy. Still, those wo
men are young."
"Youth is then a condition of the mind,
"Certainly, it is the capacity ol receiv
ing new impressions, meeting one's fellow
beings with sympathy, and undertaking
"Some people must then be born with
more capacity for youth than others."
"To be sure."
* And T. who have by jei. and nature lees
youth than you, aud yet have wasted ten
years more of it, must sooner become like
those horrid middle-aged people "
•'I am not speaking -.if you."
■•You are not speaking of me/ How iu -
consequent! I sat down here to listen to
you talk about me. Let us begin ever
BUTLER. PA. FRIDAY, MARCH 7, 18!!0
again. You haye said that you do not like
my name aud that I am too old."
"Yes, I am too old, and am to grow
older. You have defined youth -what is
1 "Oh! it i the i neniy of the hum m rat e,
i U-t us iiewr grow old, Jacob."
111, 11". Millicent. let lis ne.v.'i gioW
old, so only that we may sta> youug t<>
gether," he said, (lushing and edging a lit
tie nearer to lier, while he looked up iu her
face with a half-humorous smile, lint she
drew away farther from lum.
"Well !" bo continued despondently,
"and what is my next fault? Come! say
"You do not believe in friendships be
tweet men and women. My own belief is
that no woman can expect to be reasonably
happy unless her husband can have a
friendship for her."
"You seem to have thought a good deal
about marriage — even if you are o averse
Millicent, with heightened color, made
a movement to rise. Jacob stretched up
both hands and, taking hers, pulled her
back gently to her seat.
"You are so rude," she continued; "that
is another fault. I should want my hus
band to be polite to me. It would make
me happier than almost any thing "
"And I should want to have the liberty
of quarreling with my wife whenever I
chose, and making it up again; but I snp
pose that you would tike a suave idiot like
that Hastings. '
"There again," said Millicent, in ao in
jured tone, "how ridiculous you are' You
are so jealous, aud about nothing. W hat
could be more innoceut, when a party of
people are out on a blossom gathering, than
that two of the should ruu. down hill to
gether, and yet from the lime you made
about it — its too absurd!"
"But you took his baud and lau laugh
As children might ioU and lie had
raced together, and you had beaten him
easily. You had picked my blossoms lor
me, aud I had walked with you 11,- wav
my guest, and I surely owod him po
"To give him liaud, I suppose, and
caper and laugh with him."
The recollection quite overcome Jacob
with auger. He rose and walked a few
paces across the lawn and then relumed
"Well! lam named Jacob lam old. 1
am rude, uiid lam jealous. Oh! yes, and
I forgot, I don't believe in Platonic friend
ships. Five faults; 1 think that there are
' seven deadly sins. Not that I have the
least idea what they are. I know that
seven always seemed a small allowance to
me. I surely have more than live. More
than fire would go to the make-up of any
respectable man. What' you can name no
more? I could accuse myself of more thau
that. Don't you know another?"
"Yes," said Millicent, gravely, while
she put <ouie ot the sweelbrier roses in her
"I am impatient to hear. 1 sit here
only for that purpose. The sixth fault.
"That yon don't care for women's socie
Jacob rose and folded his arms, facing
the girl, ami looked long al her. Then he
threw back his head and laughed heartily.
"Upon my word! that is a fault! Have I
not liked yonr society?"
"Yes, but that of no other woman."
"Well, upon my word! Talk of jealousy.
I never saw it's opposition so set forth.
Do you wish me— should yon wish, 1 ought
to say, your husband to be fond of other
"I don't like a man's man, "said Millicent
"I am more edified," said Jacob, seating
himself again, "this evening thau 1 ever
was in my life. Why do you not like a
"Because," said the girl, becoming a
little nettled at her companion's search
ing look, "1 know well enough how that
"I am waiting for information," said
"A man's man wearies of the wo
man he loves, and he seeks men's society
constantly. Men influence men more than
women do. I should never be jealous of
other women, for [ could always be a wo
man; but men would be a contrary influ
ence. I have seen the lonely lives of the
wires of men's men," she pansed
"I am still listening," he said.
"For the best, men understand women
but little, and men's men grow at last to
understand them not at all. Men's men
become at last to be a world quite apart.
Their wives have no excuse for being, ex
cept insomuch as they contributed to their
"Millicent, do you say that women arc
younger than men? 1 don't believe that
men of sixty, or men that have been wid -
owers two or three times, hare thought
this question of marriage out like you
"I won't talk to you any more.'"
'•You must. to our text. tsix
faults then— my name, my age, my naiive
rudeness, my jealously, my incredulity of
Platonic friendships,aud my being a man's
man. You must name at least seven dead
ly sins to convict me Isn't there anoth
"Millinent, you are absorbingly interest
ing. 1 never knew that yon had thought
so much about me."
• I ought lo have thought about you be
fore " she paused.
Jacob waited a moment. "I understand;
before you refused to marry me. Yon
ought to make some excuse for that. With
what seventh fault did yoti strengthen
| "That you are sa dreadfully masculine."
"I plead guilty. The roses are rosy, tho
briers are thorny, the grass is green, ami
1, Jacob liaus, the man who loves you, am
masculine. Alas! alas! Is that more my
fault thau my name? You, besides, arc
immensely feminine, aud I timl no fault
with that. Is it fair!"
Jacob's spirits were rising: Millicent's
"Yes, it is fair that I. being feminine,
should object to your being masculine.
The two arc oppositcs. If nature has made
a mistake there, I am nut responsible.
Men anil women never understand each
other, because what nature has blindly
blundered into beginning, education ac
complishes instead of trying to set aright."
"But I have had no education," said Ja
Millicent went on without answering
him — falling now iuto an injured tone
"Fveu you are constantly misuudestond
ing me. You sometimes trample my ten
derest feelings unconsciously; just ai you
trampled my best white petunias the other
day, walking over my flower-bed as il it
were a path
• Yes. be syd, "l sftw juU i r*U to
you. I did uot notice the waj Well! In
the West they will be all wild tlowers, and
if 1 trample them they will come up again
t shall think of the petunias, aud wish 1
had a chance to trample them; and you
will forget what I did when you have
found that paragon who loves you without
jealousy, all other women uud no men;
who is polite and credulous aud and efitffli
: mate. lam none of these— Imt I lore
' yon passionately."
lie tried to gra p hei baud but lie
drew them axay, excitedly
'ATUI this is your 9***lrsl fault If you
loved me tenderly 1 t-ftflit trust yuu but
j) ou love me, \ou • pas..i>-i,at»-l \ , aud
I. who ha\e looked oii_al lifr ami rell. . ted,
have seen that of all traps and pitfall this
, this is the greatest. Talk ot the /xilM/< t iu
: liiahlt of girls, that flits aim* t with the
bridal flowers, that is delusion compared
with the passion of men; aud yet in ehoos
! ing freedom rather than binding oue's self
j to a delusion, you need not tell me that I
j choose what is only negative. It is so dis
j I'ouraging. You have such hopeless faults;
! and 1 shall never like any other man than
you, Jacob, 1 know, and so r hall norer
"Ves, but lam not like that; I know
i that I shall marry," he said, watching the
j girl's face closely. "It seems to me now
: as if 1 should not, but 1 am only a man,
j masculine, as you pay. As long as 1 am
very busy I may keep up, but sometimes
' they say it is not quite wholesome in those
j ranches, and one is exposed to wind and
i weather. I might be ill; and then when I
am homesick and lonely some good West
ern girl will take care of me, perhaps like
me, even me. For her I might not have
' o many faults. She would not be so clev
er as you, or have got things down so fine;
and she wouldn't know, poor thing, what
a t isne of faults is covered by my unfor
tunate name, that sounds so homely and
simple and good. So being sick and lone
ly and wretched, and grateful to her, I
know that I should be weak enough to
marry her. I know that I hould."
"Yes," said Millicent throwing down
beside her the bouquet of weetbrit r, w ith
a passionate gesture, "that's just what a
man's love means. 1 shall be so glad that
T didn't marry you, when I hear of throw
ing yourself away on some wild Western
1 girl that any man of refinement would
; shudder to think of as bis wife 1 didn't
i believe it of you* and she ran down the
, steps of the porch into tin; gardeu.
| Jacob was up in an instant and
| followed her, but she ran from
him swiftly, leaping over the tlower
j beds and speeding across the grass,
slim and active as a nymph, her pink dress
| telling white in the soft light id' the suui
| iner night. He had almost caught up w ith
I her when lie stumbled and fell over the
: protruding loot of an old tree. She lice
ing breathless, came suddenly upon her
father and mother, who, having returning
from their drive, had alighted Ironi the
carriage at the gate, nud \v alked across
the lawn. They stood now hand in hand,
looking up in the sky at the new crescent
moon —a charming picture of the sweet
companionship of loving souls, who, un
conscious of the passing ol the \ ears, find
their owu youth in all the promises of na
Millicent stood and looked at them, with
sudden tears welling up into her eyes.
They turned and saw her, just as Jacob
came up, somewhat ennfn >ed at the new
Mrs. Fuller spoke first, "Why, Milli
cent, is Mr. Raus here* I thought he had
"Why, yes, Jacob, we thought you had
gone," said Mr. Fuller, with an unexpected
sympathy in his heart for his old friend's
son, awakened by Mrs. Fuller's treating
him as a stranger iu calling him Mr. Raus.
The good gentleman had felt no sympathy
whatever for him on account of Millicent's
refusal. It liad appeared to him a great
impertinence that he should propose to
take his daughter 30 far away.
Jacob stood silent. Milliceut took her
father's hand, aud, throwiug one arm
around his neck, kissed him. This action,
which conveyed nothing but his daugh
ter's affection for himself to the old gen
tleman's mind, explained the whole situa
tion to Mrs. Fuller, who was not unpre
pared when her daughter, turning to her,
clasped her in her ami ; uud said:
•'Yes, dear mamma, Jacob is here; and
when he goes Igo with him. I hare pro
mised to be his wife, and you, who know
what is is, will be the last of all to deny
me that companionship which makes you
forget ereti from your children. '
Jacob was more surprised than any one.
He never Knew how it had came about; he
only knew that he must hare been rery
much improved by marriage, or his wife
grown very lenitent; for no man ever suf
fered less from fault finding than lie, and
the West was to him a wilderness that
blossomed like the rose. — Siribnci's May
Disaster on Disaster.
A couple of old salts met after a long ab
sence auJ the following animated conver
A--Well, old man, how are you getting
B — First rate; I have taken a wife.
A—A very sensible idea.
B—Not a bit of it; sb'e's 4 iou'Uei Tar
A — Then I'm sorry for you, mate
B— There's no need; she brought me a
large vessel as her marriage portion.
A— Then you made a good bargain after
U— Nothing to boast of, 1 can tell you;
tho ship turned out a worthless old tinder
A — Then I'm sorry 1 spoke.
B— Bab! you can speak as much as you
like! The old tub was well insured and
went down on her first voyage.
A—So you got the pull there any
B — Not so much, mate, 1 only got live
thousand thalers out of the job as my
That was too bail'
H—Too bad? Nothing of the sort!
Wife was on board and went down with the
Hypnotism and Crime.
Pall Mall (ia/.ette.
Science not only account i for a good
deal, but has a good deal to account for.
The other day M, Charcot publicly hypnot
ized a gendarme aud then told him to as
sassinate M. Grevy, whom he would lluil
in the corner of the garden. The poor
constable went out and stabbed a tree with
a paper knife and then came back tremb
ling aud confessed the murder. One hyp
notist, a French libertine, actually in tho
hands of the police, is said to have selected
his victims, choosing those of an emotional
temperament, and then to hare magnetiz
ed them and ordered them to commit mi
cide. One poor girl did so.
The Easiest Way.
Housekeeper—lfora, y<<U must always
sweep behind the Joori
I.'ew Servant— Yes'm. I always does.
U's the 'asiest way af gettin' the Jurrit out
—lt yoti have a sick headache take a
dose of Laxador wc know rou will fiud re
Mothers should take warning and stop
dosing their babies with laudanum while
teething Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup answers
the same purpose and u io known to be
peilecUy hariiileja Price 25 cei.t=.
They All L.lke It.
'the editorial pntl is tho gentle-!. I.reej
lest thiug about a ilea-paper. It en
courage, muUy a mall who U > onteni
i plating uii ido to brace up mul respect
1 himself, and hurries othei s into ati lintime
ily grate. There me vtttious ot puffs
Soinr* resemble Un- zephyr that make the
i lily bow its head like a modest •'•mo
| are like the breezes, perfumed with apple
; blossoms, that sways the hollyhock, others
i like the wind thai sweeps across the fields
of grain and cau-es gentle billows to ari.-e
j and fall like ocean waves: and still others
j like the tempest that rives the knotty oak
i and lashes the angry waves against the
battling roeks. Modest people like the
mild variety. Du.-iueas men the medium
; grade,ami actors and politicians the furious
kinds, filled with picturesque adjectives
and superlatives. Before the advent of
newspapers the knights and 'Squires of
those queer old times must have led a very
unsatisfactory life. Think of a man wear
ing out Ins old frame and waiting
around during all the weary years
of ,his profitless existence without
ever seeing his "name in the paper." It
must have been excruciating. Most people
sav they do not, but nevertheless misi
people do, like to see their names in print.
A friend of ours from Locust Lane came in
the other day aud said:
"1 thought you would bare my name in
the paper last week."
"Oil what grounds!" we inquired.
•Because," he replied, "I was thrown
out of a buggy and fractured my clavicle.'
"All, ha," we answered, "that was tin
fortunate for yon, but the accident whs
scarcely serious enough to merit new •
paper mention. "
"What?" exclaimed our friend in a:
toni diluent, "does a man have to break hi;
d d neck before he can get his name in
to the paper?"— I'nnxsntawney -Spirit.
Member of Congress Spanked.
A curious story i-. told at the expeuse ot
a member of Coiiprc-.', who while no
mall calibre intellectually, has not been
blessed with an abundance of avoirdupois.
He has a wife who is much taller thau be
is aud who is also well known lo her . hil
dren as a strict disciplinarian. One eve
ning, no Ihe story goes, she heard a noise
in the nur-erv after bedtime She prompt
ly seized her slipper and started for the
scene (,f Ihe uproar. Ju.it as she reached
the door the children extinguished the
light. Stretching ont her hand she cap
tured one of the boys, and to judge from
the outcries lie made the spanking was
thorougly etfective. Hut the mother was
somewh'it surprised at the conduct of the
second suLferer. Instead of sobbing, he
yelled protestation- iu a strong voice, and
al last swore roundly. The mother, a;-
touished, jumped up, and letting him fall
from her knee to the floor, exclaimed ten
"Is that you, hubby?"
Overwhelmed with contusion he admit
ted that it was her "hubby" she has been
spauking. Alter they had retired amid the
muillcd laughter of the children, who were
trying to re3traiu it by stultiug pillows ia ■
to their mouths, explanations followed.
He, too, had heard the noise and with the
same object in view as his wile had gone
to the nursery, where he had been caught
by his spouse.
Hereafter he rows that he will allow his
wife to discipline the children unaided.—
Xew York Tribune.
When Razors Get Tired.
"Maybe you don't think a razor gets
tired,' the barber said. "Well, it does,
just the same as a man or horse. When
crcr a razor gets to working badly it's
tired aud needs rest. Xow, that's some
thing there i ..n't one barber in a hundred
ever heard tell of. When their razors get
out of order they hone them, but it doesn't
do any good. You can hone a tired razor
from now until doomsday aud that's all the
good it will do. What they need is rest,
just the same as a barber needs a two
weeks' vacation iu the summer time. Did
you ever see the edge of a razor through
tho microscope? It is composed of little
particles of steel, similar to the teeth of a
fine saw. I suppose there are a million of
these little teeth ou the edge of a razor, so
you see when a man says he has been
shaved with a saw he speaks the truth.
These little teeth get misplaced from con
stant use, and nothing will bring them
around to their proper positions but rest.
Yer)* frequently my razors get tired, and I
lay them aside for two or three months.
Then when f pick them up thej work to
perfection. The action of Ihe atmosphere
ou the steel brings the little particles back
to their proper places. Nine times out of
ten wheu a razor pul.s It is tired, and the
man who handles it doesn't know what the
matter is." —Chicago Globe.
A.S Dry as Ever.
A Scotch minister thus discoursed on the
carelessness of his flock
"Brethren, when you leave the church,
just look down at the Duke's swans. They
are very bouuy swans, an' they'll be soon
ing about an' aye dooking (loon their heads
and laving theirsels wi' Ihe clear water till
they're a drookit. Then you will see them
sooming to the shore, an' they'll gi'e their
wings a bit flap and they're dry again.
Now, my friends, you come here every
Sabbath.an' 1 lare you a ower wi' the gos
pel till ye're fairly drooit wi' it. Hut you
just gaug awa' hainr and sit doou by your
fireside, gie your wings a Int of a flap an'
ye're a, dry as ever again."
Three or four years ago a great sensa
tion was occasioned iu the geographical
world by the assertion made by Prof Big
ucll, of the Canadian geological survey,
that he had discovered a great lake ou the
divide between (Quebec and Labrador that
was larger thau Superior. He said it was
;uw miles long and described it iu detail.
Maps w ere actually published, showing the
new lake, and changing iu quite au im
portaut part icular the appearance ot the
map of North America. And for a short
period Mistassiuu camo to be regarded as
the mammoth lake of the earth's surface.
Prof. Loudon spent the late summer
months canoeing ou the great fresh water
sea. Aud it has dwiudled. The lake is
100 miles long but only ten to fifteen
miles wide. It lias a very serpentine
look, aud cuts no figure on tho map. Su
perior is the sovereign lake of the globe,
aud has a pretty sure thing of continuing
to hold first place.
—'l he tower of the Castle of iit. Angelo,
built by Pope Nicholas Y.. is being de
stroyed in order that the Tiber embank
ments may be continued in front cl the
—Au oatmeal trust is the latest orgaui
zation not to be trusted which has been
formed, this time in Chicago. "The Au
tocrat of the Breakfast Table" ought to
come out with a protest against it
—Gltunmery "By gad, old man, I wish
that I was dead." Jokletby: • Weil,
' there's a lire electric wire Uur.u there be
lt ween your feet Just step ou it and it
I will fix ' But by this time Glummcrr
' was halt a mile away.
A Correct Diagnosis.
Mr. Robert > is pre ident ol the Peun
- ! \ania Railroad. The I'eiiiisylvauia Rail
- | road Company i < "iif «>f tie largest,
t it' not the large, t. «>f railroad i orporatious
tn th<' I iwU-tl st.Ue«. The president
j i>l licit an ofgauiz&tioU U1U..1 be
ii « ui«n i>t gn-at Eu-iuei»s experience, of
u j shrew dnc«., aud ut the highest ability He
0 was asked the other day to eipreaa his
view? iu relation to the buaioe • outlook.
■< 1 and promptly replied.
i*| ''lf Urn question hail becu asked of me
- a year ago I would have said the outlook
■. was poor; but iu less than thjee months
t- ! activity began, and I ordered new cars
• ' although there were five- thousand idle cars
1 : on our tracklt is seldom that you can
< j correctly judge the future; but there is no
- j reason why the manufacturers of the
f | country, nnd especially those in iron and
l'; steel should not have a very fair season.
The outlook for railroad traffic it en-
I touraging, alio. 1 have a notion, too,
r , that we, a ; a nation, are about to become
exporters of manufactured products to a
i i larger extent than ever before. Our in
t ilu 'tries will -eek access outside of the
• • domestic market, which they have hereto
i 1 fore depended upon. Hut our large and
profitable domestic consumption gives us
i an advantage over older producing
countries, where most manufactured
i ' articles have to seek a market outside of
the home market.
It is rare to find mora truth and ooium<>u
i ense ill so little -pace. Mr. lloberts has
evidently uotii-ml the fact that we export
i ed la -t year nearly sl-10,000,000 worth of
4 manufactured commodities —iu other
words, nearly one tilth of our total exports
were manufactures. Mr. Roberts has uLo
observed the fact that In 16SD the exports
of iron and steel and manufactures of
j stood sevcuth on the list of exports—that
i-, next to tobacco. It is undoubtedly true
that we u.-. a nation are about to become
exporters of manufactured products to a
! larger extent tbau ever before. It is dis
cerned iu the fact that Canada is purchas
i HU' a larger percentage of many mauufac
: tared article? of us than she is of Eugland,
: and the deliberations of the Ran American
| Congress will undoubtedly result in new
facilities of communication between the
Houth American republics and the United
Slates. If freight rates from New York to
South America could only be reduced to
the .suuie level as the rates from Liverpool
our manufacturers would at once find au
iucrea ed market for their manufactured
poods in these sister republics. At the
same time we mint ever bear iu mind that
tfi. rc i no market in the world that ap
proximates the value to the American pro
ducer of the home market. The people of
thii country, relatively speaking, consume
more than the people <>f any other country.
The} have the power to buy, and that in
wlmt makes a valuable market. Kncourage
tin- export of manufactured goods to other
countries, but at the same time hold last
to the home market. This is our great
stronghold as a nation.—New York Press.
Why It Is.
The statement that out ot every hnud
red men engaging iu business, but three
i are successful, is u statistical chestnut
which may be correct in the main, and if
so, the pertinent inquiry, What is the mat
i ter with the other ninety-seven? is iu or
. | tier. This query, so far as it relates to
| manufactures using steam power, has a
partial answer. A leading firm has re
■ eently been pursuing a systematic series
of investigations to determine what per
centage of power actually developed was
utilized in production and how much was
wasted. Careful tests iu some of the most
prominent manufacturing concerns in the
country cave some curious results. In
( nearly every Cj.se it was found that at
least fifty per cent of the power was wast
ed. One large establishment wasted sixty
five per cent and another seventy-three
per cent, while in another, where the
engine was developing sixty indicated
horse power, eleven-twelfths of this
accouut was wasted in friction and
other useless work, nnd only live-horse
power was available for purposes of manu
facture. In most manufacturing enter
. prises the cost of fuel is a very serious
item, aud The Stationery Engineer thiuks
it would appear to be well worth the time
of the owners to start a little investiga
tion as to what becomes of the power
they pay for. Economical production and
judicious utilization of steam are the begin
ning and end of steam using, aud tho con
ceru which pays no attention to these
point i need scarcely hope to bo one of the
Made Him a Maniac,
••Where are you goiug, my pretty?" he
"Should the weather indications contin
ue of an auspicious character, luy intended
destination is yonder iuclosure. where my
unawervable determination is to extract
such au amount of lacteal fluid from the
distended udder of the gently ait.eulaliug
ktiie us may be deemed ueceasuiy und ad
visable," calmly replied the rustic girl,who
had worked for two weeks iu a Boston
Aud she passed upon her way, leasing a
gibbering idiot groveling upon the ground
where lately had stood a daudy drum
-Do yon ever look over your diction
ary. Study the book and you will find it
nio.t fascinating. It is said that all the
library a man really needs is the Riblc,
Shakespeare, lllaekstonc and a dictionary.
Of the English language n lamon: writer
says, ••You can find words that sob like
litanies, sing like larks, sigh like zephyrs,
roar like seas; words that sparkle like stars
of a frosty sky, words that are sharp and
precise like Alpine needle points, or heavy
and rugged like nuggets of gold, words
that are glitteriug and gay like imperial
gem.., words that cut like a scimetar,
sting like a serpen's faug or soothe like u
'Tis snd to see a woman growing old be
fore her time
All broken-down and hopeless when life
should hold its prime;
She leels herself a burden when a blessing
she should be
Aud longs for death to bring her release
It these poor, discouraged woineu who
buffer from diseases peculiar to women
could only know that health could be re
gained by the use of Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription, how eagerly they would
hasten to avail themselves of it. They
ought to know it. and try it. Every
woman who is still healthy ought to be
told about the wonderful virtue in this
medicine, and understand that it ii a safe
guard against the terrible diseases common
to her sex. It is guaranteed to give satis
faction or money paid for it will be re
Cleanse the liver, stomach, bowels and
i whoU system by using Dr. Pierce's Pellets
—ln the sea of life the saloon is the
most dangerous of harbors Most of the
- wrecks are of those unfortunate mariners
who have gt»no too near the bar
Tat. BBAOP MAKE AXD TOT COLT.— it
has been well and truly said that the train*
■ iug and education of a young animal
should begin before it is bom. This is not
1 only possible but easy. The disposition
' j and character of the progeny is most apt
' i to lie like tb.it of the mother, aud a nerv
ous, vicious, rustless mare will be apt ta
• , produce a similar faults This should ba
tukeu into acci *|Ut now, when the unborn
. colt is physically formed, aud is about to
» derive its mental character from the dam,
as we may say with truth; for if any of
the lower animals exhibit traces of mind
and reasoning power, the horse excels is
' this reßpect. Iu its nervous system, a
horse approaches more cloaoly to a human
1 beiug than any other animal, and of all
domestic servants, it is influenced in a
greater degree by its master's treatment
than any other. The management of the
brood marc then, becomes an important
part of the owner's business. Feeding i*
but a small part of this; the most import
i unt is culture ot a kind and docile dispos
ition. The mare should not be overwork
ed or| wearied; the whip should be put
a^ide—if it is ever used, which is a grand
mistake in the treatment of a horse, but
is made needful at times because of the
use of it upou brood mares—every gentle
attention should be given aud iu every re
spect the liiaio should be controlled by
kindness, and difficulties carefully avoided.
• If this conduct were tho rule, our horses
> would be like* those of the Arabs, our
; friends aud not our slaves, and would be
always willing and eagar to obey our com
mands and even to anticipate them. A
liorse can be taught to understand our
language. If the one word, ''whoa," can be
understood, other words etm -~A>nertcan
Henry Eshliaugh, of Missouri, a farmer,
and Past Lecturer of the National Grange,
i 3 dead, but his good works live after him.
There is power iu organization, and inas
much as other classes are thoroughly or
ganised to advance their own interests Ly
co-operating together,is it not the height of
folly for farmers'to suppose for a moment
that they can sustain themselves single
hauded in an unorganized condition* Tbty
are simply at the mercy of organized pow
er, aud must yield obedience to the de
mands of those who are orgauized, and
pay the exacted tribute, just or unjust, as
it may be, without recourse. Seventy-five
thousand soldiers properly organized, drill
ed and disciplined, will put to flight 1,000,
000 who may undertake to fight single
handed aud uuorgauized. It is equally as
fruitless for farmers to undertake to cope
• single hauded and unorganized, with or
ganized bodies in the race of life; they can
not hold their own, nor sustain their
rights, nor hold their equality among men
uutil they, too, become as thoroughly or
gauized as others with whom they deal
and compete iu the a Hairs of life. This is
a progressive age. .We live iu an age of
progress, au age of speed aud rapid ad
vaucement by steam and electricity, in au
age of struggle for wealth, power and oon
trol. History teaches, and experience has
repeatedly demonstrated, that the class
best organized makes the greatest advane
ment and becomes the victor in the con
Shall the American farmers remain un
organized aud become eocquered by all
others? Why are they not organized for
their own protection? Can we not see the
benefits that would naturally accrue to us
through tho instrumentality of thorough
organization among ourselves for mutual
AVIIO A! WHOA!— The Ivittanmng Press
gets ofl' the following:—He is a farmer, and
he don't live fifty miles from tho pretty
little town ou the Cowansiianuock known
as Rural Village. Lately he purchased a
tractiou engine to run his thresher. It is
safe to say that he had a much belter idea
of driving a team than he had of guiding
the "horse 3carcr," as they are sometimes
properly called. One day ho started with
his new vohicle to go a distance of several
miles. Along the level road he got along
famously. He made tracks, as it were.
Finally, he came to a hill. Now a traction
engine has to be coaxed to climb a steep
hill. It has to be fed with plenty of coal
aud urged along. It must be kept moving.
Well, the engine hadn't enough of steam
on to go up the hill, aud the owner thought,
lie would turn on some more. He turned
a handle to increase the speed, but, unfor
tunately, it was the wrong way. The en
gine had been doing fairly well going up
the hill, but it is now discovered that it
was much easier to go down, aud down it
sturted, like u backing horse. The larmer
did not know how to stop the "critter."
It backed and backed, and increased its
speed at au alarming rate. The farmer, in
desperatiou, jumped off and ran along aide
of the machine. "Whoa! whoa!" he shout
ed —aud, strange to say, the engine stop
ped at once. There are thoso who say
that the stoppage was caused by it 3 back
ing iuto a gutter, but the majority seemed
to think think'that it was the "whoa" that
stopped it. If so, it is a truly remarkable
instance and little short of the marvelous.
PlcKLkb AKTICHOEES— Rub oil tho out
er skin, lay in salt water for a day, drain,
and pour over them cold vinegar, adding
XASTCUIT II PICKLES— Gather the berries
when full grown, put iu a pot, pour boil
ing salt water over them, lot stand three or
four davJ, strain and rover with spiced
PICKLED CACLIFLOWER— Take good
white heads in small pieces and boil in salt
and water. Drain; when cold, pot in spic
PLACU AIAN'UOEII— Remove the aone
from line peaches; till with mustard seed,
pouuded mace, tumeric, celery seed aud
ginger Sew up aud drop in a jar ol vine
MA NOOKS—Put the mangoes in strong
brine for six day; wash and remove the
seeds. Stuff with one pound of mustard
seed, quarter a pound ol ginger, half a
pound of black pepper, half a teacupful ot
celery seed and three ounces of mace, mix
with u little oil. Pour cold vinegar over
und add half a pound of salt. Press the
mangoes under the vinegar and keep well
I'ErPEU PICKLES —Take large, green
pepper l , rut out all tho seeds, soak in
strong brine tor two days, stuff with chop
ped cabbage and green tomatoes seasoned
with spices. Sew up, place in a jar and
cover with strong vinegar
—Distress after eatiug and other dyspep
tic symptoms are cured by Hood's Sarsap
—The man who makes his aanctity pat
ent is apt to let it run out.
—An inquisitive inquirer wants to know
it a skeleton key will open a dead-lock.
lt is tru& that one iwallow cannot
make a spring, but one rattlesnake Call.
-At thin season of the year man is in
one ro3pcet like on oyster. Ha slip*