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Why Our Sueross?
we devote our en
tire time and attention to lints
and Mens outfitting and tl»<>-«*
needinil anything in ili».»«"• 1 i 11• s
know it is t<» their advau t:»<:« -
f<l ITDIIII' to ll< V\ e kei-|t
pb.-tf ! on ;ill m:it
teif pertiii'dng to cur
We get our goods direet
from the manufactories en
abling UH to sell at lower prices
than many dealers pay for
We sell only the best brands
of goods in all m ains, brands
known the world over as re
This spring we are in let
ter shape to serve our patrons
than ever before, and adding
to our largo stock daily.
Remember we have but one
price and that is tlie lowest.
COLBERT CV DALE,
70 8 Main street,
M. H. Gilkey,
Xo. 62 S. i/.1/.V ST..
OILKKV IiriLDIXO - - -'I FLOOIi.
In all the latest styles.
All the new things in tlowers,
laces, gloves, veils, caps,
M. F. & M. Marks'.
No.'.) S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
U. *. MCHOLLM, M. HEWITT
NEW LUMBER YARD
R. S. NiCHOLLS & CO.,
Deolers ia all kinds of
Rough and Worked Lumber.
Hard and Soft Coal.
We Imve a larpc stock of all kinds of Lum
ber, Oil Well li'i}.'.-", Etc. * '
Cull and get our price* and see our stock.
Mail Orders Promptly Attended
Office and yard
MOITNOK ST., NK.AR WKST PEKK DjtroT,
J. L. fIJ K'.'lt; 1.. O. KUKVIH.
MANt'PAOTOPJJtW A»l> PEA(.KR« IN
Rough and Planed Lumber
Of KVKHY MttHi AUCTION.
& SEWEII PIPE.
u c. WICK
Hough and Worked Lumber
OF A 1.1. K IN I'M
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath
Always in Slock.
LIVE, HAIR AND PLASTER.
Odlee opposite I*. A \V. Depot,
UDTl.tnt, - I'A.
A. .!. FRANK At CO.
FANCY AM» TOJI.KT A UTICKS,
HI-OXOIX, H RUSHES. PKUFUM IKY, &e
rw-riiyulcluns' PrchonpUons carefully
5 S. Mair. Street, Butler. Pa.
Mifflin Street Livery.
W. 0. BIEHL, Prop'r.
One square webt of Maiu St., on
Mifllin St. All good, safe horses:
new baggies and carriages. Landaup
for weddings and funerals. Open
day und night. Telephone Xo. 24.
Hotels and Depots,
W S. Gregg ir- now running a line
of earrinjito between the hotels anil
dcpotx of tin town
No. IV, or leave orders at Hole
(!ood Livery in Connection
JN T C\V Livery Stable.
—OPEN DAY AND NIGHT—
Horses fed and boarded.
PETER KRAMER, Prop'r
39, W. Jefferson St., Butler, l'a.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
A. A. KELTY, M. I).
i .tn .ui«i Surgeon.
OSBp m lrl,Tn--r" 'i' h .>: f-.-iri Uoue
t V h. I- KM AU.
fH'if o i- *!:• K i*'" Kmak *
, u ..,r. . Ho .1 !».».
SAMUEL. M. LiIPF'US.
physician and Surgeon.
go i'J E*rt Jifit-IM a St , llutler. Pa.
W. K. TITZEL.
>*. \V.Corner lliun unit North llutler. Pa.
J. W. MILLER,
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
«'<niti actor, Carpenter aud Builder.
Maps, plans, specification- and esti
male.-; nil kinds of architectural and en- I
gineering work. No charge for drawing ii'
I r(>ntr)ii-t the work Consult your he lin
terests; jilau before yi>u tfinltl. Inlorma
lion cheerfully given. A -hart' of puhlic
patronage IM •.lii ited.
IV O. Box 1007. office S. W of Court
House, Itutler, Pa.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
BULVLtIt AMI St KVKVHIt,
(IH I' t KK Ml 111 ASiO.N l>. til i I t". !*»•
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artificial j-.-lli liiN*ru.l 'ii Hit* l;tu -I iiii
provnl tilyii. • >ohl 1- lUlti£ a si*.-'lall.Y. Office
over Schautac lothinu M<>[
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pert ami rig to the cxecut- ]
ed in Hie mutest manner.
Specialties : —fjolil rilling*, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Office on Str*rt,nnf» door Kant uTLoni)
ilfmnr, I |»
Ofllee open dally, exempt \Ve«lin -«! ays and j
Thursday. t'oniutuiilcatioiis by mail receive
X. 11. -Tin* only IKsniln llutler
IH*SI inako ul'teelli,
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTOKNKY at LAW.
Ctfiee < n second floor "f ili»* Hnsellon block,
DluiiU'iid, iiutitr, i*a-, KuuUi NO. 1.
A. T. 84'UTT. J * l *- WILSOK.
SCOTT & WILSON,
A rruHNI.VS-AT LAW.
Collectloni a specialty. lllike .ii N.i. «. South
Diamond. Builer. I'a
JAMES N. MOORt:,
AND NOIAKY Pi KMC.
office In Room No. I. second floor of liiibelton
Block, entrance on Diamond.
A. E. RUSSELL,
ATIOJIM V A'l i.AW.
Office on 8«t olid lloor of New An*i« r.->oii Block
Main SI., -near Diamond.
Attorney at Law. Ofllce at No. 17, l- a t Jeffer- ;
son St.. llutler. Pa.
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Law and Heal Kstale Ageiit or
lice rear or L. Z. Mliehell's of!l« eon north side
ol Diamond. llutler, I\t.
H. H. GOUCIIER.
Attorney-at-law. Otli'.e on • "oml floor of
Anderson tiilllfllng.Hear Court I loose, Cutler,
J. h. bUITTAIN.
[ Atlj si l."w (iidi-' jii s. i:. for. Main M, ami |
j Diamoinf, ll(ftk*r. I "a.
Att'y al l»i* OMc« on Soil til stile of IMainond
| UulVr. I'a.
JOHN M. f?US >ELI.,
Att«*mey'-at l. iw. Ortb •* oil S*»ul Ii side «»f J»ia
lnond, llutler, I'a.
L. 8. McJUNKIN,
, Insurance and H<al Kslale At»'l
17 EAST JKFFERriON ST.
I BUTLER, - I'A.
Fire and Life
I N SUItA \ U E
luKuriiCici. t'o. of Ni.rtli America, ioi:.#i
|K>rat«*t 17'/*, (S|>ital j'(,oo<J,ooo «ml other
Ktroui; coniiiHuifcH rt|»reM>Dteil. New \ ork
l.ile hiiiurauue Co., n ■ <:U •. 1 ''.>0,000 1 (KMI. Oliice
New Huiiclton buiMing near t'ourt IIOUMI.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
i iff:ce Cor. Main k Cunningham Sts.
A. C. ROESSINU, PuK'-iiumr.
H. IIKIKICM AN, SsoBktAHV,
|G. C. lto«vs»>imf, Henderson Oliver,
J. L Purvis, .lames Sh plu ns<ni,
i A. Trout man, 11. <'. Ilelnemaii,
! Alt red Wie.k, N. Weil/.el.
; Dr. W. Irvin. f»r lii '-diacli.
,1. W. Hnrkliart, i». T. Norns.
LOYAL M'JUNKIN, GGD. AE'T
MTU K- I "A.
! \ll Ktoi-k (.'iinrant' "I to I" - in f<«"»l toll
j ilition whi'ii ilcii\cr«->l.
We. replace all tree* that fail to grow.
UKKEKKNCKS IN UCTI-EU:
; J. F. liO*ry, \V. T. Mechliiip. .lame
Khanor. Jr., .1. i;. for iiln-, lie". Shatfncr
, 1 <•. talker, I. 0., I' ~| I,'.ili. i. l. -i anil Ii
! IJ. Clcel tn<l.
G. F. KING, AGT.
EITKNJIII.Lf.It lIoi'SC r.i ri.KK. |',v.
;To eattva»* for the c.f i.iit <i\ sti».-k Sit
; nations permanent. u alary /«nd •■\peu from
theHtarl, (/ulck selling sjcclaltl' N«»« ;jht
, l**nee nen- out 111 ! •'•. VVrite for terni j
i Stat li»i, r a^**.
I 11. K. HOOK 1.1! TO . sur «
liuclit >ttr, >. V.
'"WILLIAM ALAND. * *.
■ r '«-• 30 s;miH5T
A r r
•J. H. GrKIiCB'S,
ISTo. J(> South Main Bt., - ntlei> -Pa.
IJcpaiiiiiir Pronijitlv Attended 10.
SIGN OF ELECTRIC HELL.
.1 ETFEIIHOX ST. .
MA SB O N E,
VJL/ IRJTLIJR. PA.
"<I Spring! of hope anil love and youth ami plaJnesn
While wingeil einh eui! lirightent. he.st ami fairest!
With Spring comes new uautn, new work ami new dutits, nil ctnteriojj
iu the place where the family abides, foe it cafoiu or castle—'•Home, Sweet
Hume" —"line small i-put where my tired mind may rest ami rail it home.''
So we euygest, begin early. Come and net some of our nice W all
Paper and Window bhadce, and lit up that "*pot" bright and new. HaDg
the walls with a few of our Beautiful Pictures, ami"mid the necessary line
art furniture, which we are offering very cheap. Then place on your table
and iu vouitfehelvcs a selection of choice books which we now sell at bargain
prices, and assuredly in that "spot" you will find a home indeed.
Why bhould your walls be bare and dingy when a little taste and trifling
expense will transform the room into a place of cheer and beauty.
Aud eyery y*rd of Wall I'-IJ r from our cheapest at o eenU a roll, to liir>(e a hau'i
niaile, i;oM-liiiti l, and rainhon sha<leil ,)ieeials at I a roll, every varil is an object lesson
in beauty, tasli- and culture. W ith a stock of the latest au l hest in every line
department, ami salesmen of juilgement anil experience, »e iuvile our friends ami the
the public to call aud exam ine our good*, feeling confident thai we CAU satisfy all r:i >ll ■
14 NORTH MAIN STREET,
BUTLER - PEJSI3ST'A
Hardware and House Goods.
M U SEWING
(2")()0 Stitclies I'er Minute.)
J C.-iils, Wind Rarrotvs, iSiaimiu r Wafhing Macliines,
N< \v Snnsltine ami Howartl Ranges, Stoves, Table
and jiockft CutK ry, Hanging Lamps. Alan
uliictuier ot Tinware, Tin
IN iding and Spouting A Specialty.
! W HERL A CHILD CAN I'.l AS ( HEAP AS A MAN.
J. R. C'iRlEB PROF. R. J. LAMB.
■GKIKII & LAMImS MUSIC STOItF,
NO. 1G SOUTH MAIN ST . BUTLJbJR, PA.
W"" *" St)l« Agents ti.T llutler, Meiccr and Clar
® ion eounties tor Pelir Itros. & <\»\s Magnificent
r Pi'" ll Slioninger, and New!»v $i Evans
New Englund Oigitnu. Peal»:rs in \ iolins,
Strings, Hruno Otiitars, and
All Kinds ol Musical Instruments.
SHEET MUSIC A SPECIALTY
! Pianos and Organs sold 011 installments. Old Instruments
taken in exchange. Come and see us, as we
can save you money.
Tuning and Repairing of all kinds of Musical Instruments
Promptly attended to.
TFIWP !S SAPOLI6?
- it* is & solid handsome c&keo[*
scouring soap which has noequaj
for al! cleaning purposes excepbin
the laundry-To use iMsto value it-
What will SAPOLIO do? Why it will clean paint, make od cloths
bright, and give the floors, tables and shelves a new appearance. It will
take the grcruc offtlio dishes and off the pots and pans. You can scour
the knives and forks with it, and make the tin things shine brightly. The
wash-basin, the bath tub, even the greasy kitchen sink will be as clean as
a new pin if you use SAPOLIO. One cake will prove all we say. B« a
clever housekeeper and try it.
EE77AHE OF IMITATIONS. THERE IS BUT 01TE SAPOLIOi
fcINOCH MORGAN'S SONS CO., NEW YORK.
BUTLER PA" FRIDAY. MAY 2& If-.'O
The wooden tanks on fit the leases in
the Harford nil region had been full foi
many days ami every tin*- a well flowed)
"off a head" the petroleum was wasted. It ;
nnov. r'the tank's briiii,#aturafed the dry
leave:-, and formed pools oi, the hill sides
in tli ilcpicssion* twbiflfirttees and stumps.
The springhad been early by the la.-t
week of April the suow was all gone from
the recesses ol the deep lore t. There had
been but little raiu. and the warm sun had
dried the rotting timber in the woods. The
leaves strewing the ground Tere as crisp and
combustible as paper. They were scatter
ed hither and thither by the frequent j
breezes blowing strong from the Great
Lakes, and they found lodgement onlj
where they fell into waste petroleum and ;
became soaked. Never were there condi :
tions more favorable for a terrible, disas
trous forest fire.
Kvervbody was careful of tire. Mcu who
in -ullen silence, or wilh angry deiiuncia
tionofthe Pipe Line Company, watched
their oil run to waste, fcrbidc smoking ir '
the woods for tear a (park from a pipe
would start the coniagration they all
dreaded, drilling was stopped, fires were
drawn from the boilers at pumping wells
The producers had held mass-meetings j
ami denounced the action of the company; 1
they had even attempted violence. To all
complaints the company seemed indifter
cut: to protect their property they had
called upon the nherifi of the county and i
his po»se, which consisted mainly of men '
iu their employ.
From all the meetings Gabe Harris had
been absent. In the attack upon the pomp
station he had taken 110 part; but every
day he had gone to the office at the
"Liues" and asked to have his oil "run.
Having made the request and received an
answer, he handed the superintendent an
estimate ol the amount of petroleum thai
had run to waste on his lease the previous
day . The reply he received was the same
that all applicants were met with:
"We have no room, but are increasing
our tankage daily, and hope to relieve yon
soon. However, if you wish to sell your
oil for immediate shipment, we will run it
"Immediate shipment" oil brought
twenty cents a barrel less than Ihe market
price for ciude petroleum, and many of
the producers, pressed by their creditors or
needing money to buj the necessities ot
life, were forced to accept the conipan\ B
terms. But Gabe. though his credit wus
nearly exhausted, would not thas j ield to
monopoly. Uather than sell bis oil for
immediate shipment, he would let his cred
itors have his property, and support his
family by working on the streets of liar
ford. HH home he could retain, for the
little portable house with its lurniture was
paid for, and he would not have to pay
ground-rent, as on the leases the su v face of
the ground had no value, save where the
derricks and their engine houses and tanks
Perhaps he would not have been so
courageous had his wife not been of ihe
opinion that his course was right. Her
nature, though affectionate and gentle, was
independent aud self reliant. Poverty had
no tenors for her. She had endured it,
had suffered many privations iu practising
a rigid economy in order to save the wages
Gabe had earned as a driller, so that some
day they might have a lease of their own.
Tbey had secured one; on ii had put down
three wells, and were meeting with regu
larity and promptness tl>e notes given for
loacli iit«t y tUid tdlik. W Luu M.e ''slot!
down" came, and their oil joined that of
other producers ou the hill-side —forever
lost. She was glad Galte had not become
violeut and made threats as his neighbors
had done, because she thought much talk
a display of weakness, and she would have
regretted her marriage had she at last
found herself the wife of a weak wan. She
knew she could rely upon his silent deter
mination to win in his conflict with the
"Lines" without an appeal to dynamite,
which remedy for theii aim es was daily
threatened by the producers.
Meantime Gabe formed a plan. He
resolved fo run his oil himself, first gang
ing his tanks in the presence of witnesses
to ascertain the amount they contained;
then he would turn the stopcock, and set a
donkey-engine to work pumping the petro
leum into the main line. When his tanks
were empty, he would demand of the
"Lines" a storage certificate for the
amount of the oil run.
On a clear warm morning iu May tie
kissed his wife good-It} for the day, and
set out on horseback for Harford to wake a
final demand on the company to run his
His lease was at the head of the Kendall
Creek Valley. From Ihe door of bis bouse
he could see the Tuna, into which the
rapid Kendall Creek emptied. Scattered
through the valley were several villages,
the nearest to his home being Kendall. On
the banks of the creek were a great, num
ber of iron storage tanks, each oi\e painted
red, and having on one side the name of
the owner uud its capacity stated in white
letters. Gabe had often looked at thcui,
and thought, as many another passer had
done, what a big tire they would make if
the petroleum in one of them should be
ignited! But that day us he rode toward
theui his thoughts were far from the sub
ject of a conflagration iu them. Suddenly
his reverie was rudely interrupted. The
sound of an explosion sturlled hiui, und
looking up. ho saw a large flat object fly
ing in the air. Ilecoguiring it as the roof
of an iron tank, he gove rein to his horse,
and dashed toward the column of smoke
and flame intertwined that he saw rising
near the town of Kendall.
The petroleum in an iron tank w as burn
ing, and he knew with what danger the fire
threatened Kendall. The tank was one ol
a group on the bank of the creek, aud if it
should overflow, or another tank be ignited
and burst with an explosion of gas, the
burning fluid would sorely be borne on the
stream among the houses that further
down lined its banks. From these houses
the town lay in the direction the wind was
blowing, and Ihe wooden, canvas lined
dwellings were as combustible as tinder.
II a fire should break out anioEg ihu houses
on ihe creek, the town would soon be iu
ashes and many families homeless.
All of this Gabe comprehended in a mo
ment, and he rode right info the village,
shouting to the women whom he saw
standing iu their doorways aud gazing
curiously nt the blazing petroleum, "Itriuir
all the shovels aud pick.i you can find."
Looking back over his shoulder, he saw
tire running up the side of the bill, the
leaves blown by the wind apparently iu a
hot race to spread the conflagration, to
carry destruction far and wide. At a
glance lie saw the direction of the tire was
toward hi own home and lea e— toward
his wife and Children, whom he had left
but a half hour before.
At the telegraph station of the "Line.'
he drew rein, and yelled to Ihe operator
••Tell Harford we want men with picks
ami shovels, and we want them quick
Wire the railroad company for a special
The operator, who had already reported
an iron tank on lire, promptly sent Gabe's
message. Before it reached Harford, Gabe
was on hi- way at full speed of his horse.
He rode to within a hundred yards of the
burning tank and hitched hi* horse secure
ly to a tree on the windward side of the
lire Then stiafchiug a shovd from one
woman and a pickaxe from another, he tan
to a bend of the creek, and began the con
struction of a dam.
Two old men and -onie l.o\ s . ame to
help him, while the women brought picks
and shovels, and laid fheui <>n the hank ol
the creek, iu readiness for u e by husbands
and brother-, who to a man were attending
a n.a - meeting of the producers iu Uai
The blazing oil heated the tank, the
flames roaring and struggling to maintain
a perpendicular against the wind, growing
in force and blowing steadily.
Gahe was working with wonderful
energy, making a sluice for the escape of
the water, at the same time directing his
assistants how to build the dam, which was
to be constructed of stones laid one on the
other and banked with dirt. The old men,
whose strength was unequal to the efforts
the 3" put forth iu the exi itemeut, leaned on
their shovels presently, and took an ob
servation of the progress of the fire, and
reckoned on the probability of the small
force being able to complete the dam be
fore the overflow would come.
"Why. Gahe, how can yon work so hard
in this heat with your coat ont" one of
them remarked, quernlonsly, .as he wiped
his brow witli a soiled handkerchief.
''Didn't think of that.'' ttiJ ifoLc ami in
a moment he was at work again without
coat or vest to impede him. "Ikies go
ea.-ier," be said, cheerily, as he strengthen
ed the side of the sluice with a large stone.
"Now. if you old fellows ain't played out,
you can shovel some dirt behind that
"I ain't played out," one of the old men
said; "bat I'm thiukin'you'd better git fast
as your boss can carry you, or you won't
save much from that little house of yours
up to Summit."
One of the boys stopped in his digging,
his breath grow ing short, and looked at
the conflagration sweeping up the mount
ain side. "Gahe, hadn't 1 better ride up
and tell your wife the fire's coming?" he
"No, }on stay here and dig. Mr®, liar
ris knows as much about the lire coming
her way as we do. She's got eyes."
Yet, with all his cheerful manner anil
the courage in his voice. Gahe did not dare
to look up from his work, for fear the sight
of the tempest of flames that was rushing
to the destruction of his home w:iuhl over-
I come his resolution to save Kendall if pos
"But don't you think you'd better go,
(iabef" the old man queried. "Charity he
gins to home, you know."
"Slop pestering me and work, or get
out of the road."
The old man, offended, shoveled in a
"Spoonfuls don't count; 'taiu't the little
grains of sand we w ant here, but shovel
fuls," and suiting action to word, Gahe
dumped a pile of saud against the stone he
had just put iu place. The old man, feel
ing that he was useless, threw down his
shovel and walked away; the other one
joined him, aud together they went to
chatter with the women who were stand
ing in the highway, alternately gazing at
at the fire and noting the progress of the
"Is the dam done?" a.skeil one woman
eagerly of the men.
"Done? It will "never be done, for the
overflow will come first."
iicUui gut out your thing- " -al.l tho
other old man.
This suggestion stampeded the women.
They scattered each to her home, the
children crying alter their mothers, who
were hastening to save keepsakes aud
i>uiall valuables. Here and there a frantic
woman carrying a baby, but was heedless
of its cries. v
Meanwhile Gahe was cheeriug the boys,
some of whom were beginning to flag—
one, then another of them, pausing to
draw a shirt sleeve over his perspiring
. "Here, Dick, you carry stones awhile.
You help him, Bill. And you two fellows
there with picks lake shovels. We'll beat
that tire or we ain't men."
Thus encouraged, the boys worked with
increased vigor, aud Gabe saw with grow
ing hope that the diini was assuming pro
portions which would offer effectual re
sistance to cousiderable of a "boil over,"
as the overflow was sometimes called.
Once again the boy who had wanted to
ride to tiabe's home with news of the ap
proaching fire recurred to the subject.
"Taiu't too lute j it, Gabe Hadn't I
"You can go if you wunt to, Dick, but
only not to my house. We need all humU
The hoy shamefacedly renewed his ex
ertions, and the others, in dogged imita
tion ol Gabe's unflagging zeal, worked
with their heads down, bestowing all
their attention to obeying his orders.
There was silence among them except
when Gabe spoke; but amid the roaring of
the lire iu the tank they could bear the
shrill voices of the women screaming to
each other, and preseiith there came to
their ears the welcome screech of oue of
the little narrow gauge engines. Buoyed
by a repetition of the whistle, the little
bund seemed to redouble their efforts.
Soon again the locomotive shrieked.nearer
to theui, and there was silence until the
rumble of the train was heard. Then the
boys looked up; but 11 abe did not pause in
the particular task he w as engaged upon—
packing the sand between some stones.
The train ran up to q point opposite the
tanks, and before it was at a stand-still
men carrying picks and shovels had leap
ed from the platform, and were running to
•he dam, shouting for the workers to make
way for new tnen.
Then Gabe paused. Be looked np the
valley, but could not see his home for the
dense smoke that was blowing over the
summit. He was jostled aside by the new
comers, who came to the work like a com
pany charging a battery Gabe felt that
he would not be needed now. He could no
(oiiajer restrain his heart. It called on him
louder, more urgently than it had done
when there was time for him to get to his
house before the conflagration reached it,
and he obeyed.
in the tumult he was not missed, aud no
I one heard the clatter ot his horse's hoofs
| over the stony road. Bending low over
j the pommel ot the saddle, he da bed into
j the smoke. Ho could not see, but he
; trusted his lior. e, now mad with flight.
! Presently he said, "Thank God!"
I The lessening of the heat on his cheek,
' then a breath of cool air, told hiui that
which he had not observed—the wind had
I veered, and had tarried the tiro off in an
j other direction, west of hi house, and it
was safe. Be Knew, too, front faith iu his
j wife, that she had conducted the children
ito a place of safety- ■ oh>n lie was out of
the blinding smoke and the horse slacken
|ed the pace of his own accord. Then he
! dismounted and climbed the mountain,
! where he soon found his family on a point
! of rttcks.
"I saw it all," said his wile; "but 1 did
1 not know it was you working there all that
time till I saw the horse sturt up tho
valley. Then I knew " And she kissed
"Hut the overflow! I»id if comef"
.lust after t lust Mpbt - f you in
"A od the daini
"It held. See, Kendall is safe aud there
would not have been time to -avc if after
the tram came."
And m the look of pride and love she
paW hiui (iabe found hi - reward. Alex
auder I. Kink"end in ll.iri>ti's
Keeping at it.
It is a srreal mi-take to suppose that the
be t work of the world is done by people
ol jrreat strength and iireat opportunities.
It i.* unquestionably an advantage to have
both these thing', hut neither of them.
i|Uoling from the Muhufactur awl I'uihler,
is a ueces ify to a man who has the spirit
and the plnck to achieve great results.
Some of the greatest work of our time has
been done by men of physical feebleness.
No mun has left a more distinct impress
ion of himself on this generation than
rharles Darwin, ai d there have been few
men who have tia.l to struggle against
such prostrating ill health. Darwin was
rarely able to work long at a time. He ac
complished his great work by having a
single aim, and putting every ounce of his
force aud even hour of his time into the
task which he had set before him He
never scattered his energy, he never wast
ed an hour, and by steadily keeping at it,
in spite of cnnfinaal ill health au<l of long
intervals of seini invalidism he did a
gTeat work, aud ha> left the impression
upon the world of a uian of extraordinary
energy and working capacity. Success is
rarely a matter of accident; always a mat
ter of character. The reason why so many
uien fail is that so few men arc willing to
pay the price of self denial and hard work
which success enacts.
Achievements of Surgery.
At the Surgical Congress at Herliii.
l'rofessor Gluck. of Uerlin, gave vsays Dal
ziel) an exhibition show ing a most valua
ble advance iu surgery, namely, the suc
cessful substitution of catgut, ivory, aud
bone freed from chalk, for defects in
bones, muscles, anil nerve sinews. The
juices ot the body are sucked up in the iu
sertcd material, thereby establishing the
junction of separated ends, without any
shortening of the part. lie presented the
cases of patients in whom there had been
an insertion of from si\ to ten centimeters
of catgut to supply defects in the leaders
of the hands, to which complete mobility
had been restored. This case has previ
ously been impossible. Iu the case of
another patient Professor Glut k removed
a tumor from the thigh, causing a consid
erable defect in the bone. He inserted
ivory, and 110 shortening eusucd. In
another case he removed a large piece of
nerve iu the groin and inserted catgut,and
the functions remained completely satis
He Was Scratched Out.
Judge William Louis Kelly, of the St.
I'aul district court, is acquiring a reputa
tion for wit on the bench. A young law
yer in the German American bank building
tells the following.
Various men were waiting before the
judge, ns it is the custom at every term of
court, to be excused from service. A meek
looking man came up in his turn and asked
that he might be let oil'.
"You can't get off without a good ex
cuse," said the judge.
"1 liavu a good reason."
| "You must tell it or serve," said ttie ,
• Hut, your honor, I don't beliave the
other jurors would care to have me
• Why not? What's your excuse?"
"What is it?"
"I've pot the itch."
"Mr. Clerk,".said Judge Kelly, quickly,
"scratch that man out."
The Country Editor.
It would do the hearts of county editors
good to ride np town on the elevated cars
on the afternoon of Friday and Saturday of
any week in the y r. On these two days
a great many business uicn givo only a
hast 3' glance at the evening papers, and
then immediately draw from their pocket
a copy of a paper that is in marked con
trast to fhe city paper so far as general
appearance goes. The type is invariably
larger, and the display advertisements and
head-lines to news articles commonly
coarser. Nevertheless the business man
opens ttie paper to the page devoted to
village uews, and reads every line there.
After that he not infrequently reads the
village advertisements and gives a brief
look at the editorials. The city man used
to live in the village w here that paper was
printed, and he recognizes the names of
people there as old acquaintances, and
commonly as old friends. The village
paper comes like a letter from home to the
man who was once-a villager.—New York
Nevada's Sail Mountains.
The salt mountains located on the
banks of the Kio Virgin, an allluent of the
Colorado ltiver iu Lincoln county, Nel>.,
cover an area of twenty-fiye mites, extend
ing to within seven miles of the junction of
that stream with the Colorado. The salt
they contain is pure aud white and clearer
than glass, and it is said that a piece seven
or eight inches thick i-) sometimes clear
enough to see through to read a liewspa
per. Over the salt is a layer of sands tone
from two to eight feet thick, and when
this is torn away the salt appears like a
huge snowdrift. How deep it is has not
yet been ascertained, but a single blast of
giant powder will blow out tons of i'.
I'nder the cap rock have been discovered
charred wood and charcoal, and matting
made of cedar bark, which the salt has
preserved. evidently the camp of prehis
"The must solemn hour of iny life,'
t-ays old bachelor Simkin "was when 1'
was going home on a dark night from the
widow Smith's after her youngest daughter
Sally ha<l told me 1 needn't couie again."
—Uouglas Jerrold said to a young
geutleman who burned with an ardent
desire to find himself in print: "lie
advised by me, yonng inan; don't take
down the shutters until there is Hometliing
in the window."
—To I'lavia's shrine two suitors run and
woo the fair at once; a needy fortune-hunt
er one, and one a wealthy dunce. How,
thus twin-courted, she'll behave depends
upon t his rule—if she's a fool she'll wed
the knave, and if a knave the fool
- Milkuiaut to applicant for situation) —
"You have hud experience, have yonf"
Applieant- "Oh ye , sir."
"On which side of a cow do you sit to
"The outside, sir."
When Delaware whips a culprit she
disfranchise* him forever in the very act.
Three horse thieves were whipped the
other duy. Said oue: "It wakes us d—
niggera all the rest of our lives."
Millions or Mice.
The plajroe which the agriculturists of
England arc now suffering from the ravages
of rat.- i- not without pre. edent in Canada
The nearest approach to this rat | lague is
the plague of the mi«-e which visited
I'ritic, Kd* «rd Island vnd N'ova Scotia in
the . arty part •>! the century. As long as
the unilM prevalence of mice in
Prim e IMward I-land, or the Island of St.
John us it wa then called, was noted by
the French -«itler.-, and in 1774, both on
tLat inland and on the adj*<ent main land,
a «. "inplaint arose that these animals were
agiuu too numerous and too familiar. In
the latter year the niice visited the tields
and ate up everything, including the pota
toes, and having finished this disastrous
work they turned their attention to litera
tare, and consumed the leather binding of
the settlor's books
It was not, however, until IMIS, that the
historic mouse plague -et in. Throughont
Annuoni-li. I'icton, Colchester, and Cum
berland that year is known, and with very
good reason, as "the year of the mice."
Over an arc tot 4,«MK) square miles the
little animals spread themselves. There
been a tremendous crop of wild fruit in the
previous tall. This had sustained a great
deal of mouse life that otherwise would
have succumbed as the cold season ad
vanced. Then there were early snowfalls
ami infrequent thaws, aud these meteor
ological influences protected and favored
the mice. Ity the spring the fields were
all activity, and when summer had come
mice swarmed by the million. It is said
that in three days the pests would cut
down an acre of hay, ami by the end of the
season fodder had become so scarce that
farmers were compelled either to choose
between starvation and the sale of their
This condition of affairs recalled I>ick
Wbittington and the fortune he made ■with
his cat IU a laud that was similarly over
run. But it was not necessary to send to
London for help this time, as pussy had
already established herself on this conti
nent. it is alleged that the Nova Scotia
cats hud for a lew months a highly pros
perous season. They waxed fat and sleek,
but »o wild, iu consequence of their inde
pendence of mankind, as to become a
nuisance. The mice disappeared far more
suddenly Mian they came. But it was not
to cats, traps and poison that they yielded.
They gave in under the combined in
fluences of hunger and parasitical attacks.
The Baby's Mother Was Dead.
I It was on a Pennsylvania railroad train
coining north from Washington. All the
passengers but two iu the sleeper had doz
ed oil. The exceptions w«re a young man
and a baby. The former was willing to
follow the example of the others, but the
laater objected in a loud voice. Its cries
awoke the other passengers, and some
strong language was heard. The young
mau got out of his berth and carried the
baby np and down the car trying to
soothe it. But the baby was ailing and
fretful, and its voice would not bo stilled.
Finally a gray headed man, who was evi
dently an old traveler, stuck his head out
from behind the curtains and called to the
young man in a rather sharp voice:
"See here, sir, why don't you take that
child to its mother. She wilfbe able to
manage it much better thau you. It evi
dently wants its mother."
I "Yes, that's it," echoed half a dozen
I other irritated passengers.
The young man continued to pace up
and down for a moment, then he said, iu a
quiet, strained voice:
•Jl* »o iti lit*. Car.'^_
There was an instantaneous hush For a
moment. Presently the grayhcaded man
stuck his head out into the aisle again
"Let me take it for a while," he said
sottly, "perhaps 1 can quiet it."
Style in Montevideo.
The women of Montevideo evidently
think that life would not be worth living
if they were compelled to live outside the
pale of fashion. An observant traveler in
forms us that they wear short dresses on I
the street, thus affording a liberal display
of small and high -heeled French boots,
wilh hats but without wraps. The ex
treme of fashion is apparent in the bustle,
accompanied with great pulls calculated to
make a poor little Jap girl die of envy.
Our traveler declares he has frequently
seen the bustle projecting quite two feet
from the body and wondered why they
were not ulilized as parcel-carriers. But
then every country has its own standard of
taste and fashion. In Valparaiso and
.Santiago it is the spray of feathers and
top knot of artificial vegitation which
marks the best society; in Montevideo it id
the bustle, which, by its greater or lesser
superficial area, distinguishes the patrician
from the plebeian. The graceful lace man
tilla, with the dignified black embroidered
crepe or silk shawl is all unknown, the
most extravagant French fashions having
taken its place. The men show 110 better
taste. Just at this period it is a question
whether they are endeavoring to trim their
shoes or their beards to the sharpest
As Others See Us.
Miss Poesy—"You would never be an
editor, would you, Lyric?"
Lyric Verse—"Oh, no, but why do you
Miss Poesy—"They're such a coarse,
horrid, contemptible set of creatures. Do
you know that just after wo were engaged,
1 wrote to an editor, over an assumed
name, of course, and asked him how I
could best »bow my love for you."
Miss Poesy—"Well, the reply caine out
in the "Answers to Correspondents"
column. 11c said I might tell my mother
shemeed never show her face 'round oui
Miss Pocsy j -"And 1 might bestow luy
income unreservedly upon yon, and take in
sewing to supply my own necessities.
Lyric, dear (with a rising sob), I used to
have ambitions for you, and want you to
lead a literary and intellectual lifejbut now
I would rattier you should be a butcher
than an editor There's some refinement
Lyric Verse (with pent up motion;—
—They have discovered a glacer iu Mex
ico Prof. II ielprin. the same gentleman
who recenUy took 3,000 feet from the alti
tude offira/aba and Popocatepetl, on Sun
day made an ascension of Mt. Ixtacclhu
atl. It is a sad fact that the recorded re
port of this, the third ascent of the inoun
tain, while it tells us of the discovery of
the glacer, does not give any inforaia
lion a. to whether the altitude is such as to
re tore the peace of ujind of Mexico so sad
ly disturbed by the previous announce
inent. We are told, however, that butter
liie were foiiund imbedded in the ice at
an elevation of 15,500 feet, and we know
that this is a luxury that even a butterfly
could not afford in the I'nited States at
the present price of ice
Which would you rather be, a knave
or a fool?" a-ked Idioticus.
"I don't know," replied Cynicns.
• What has been your experiencef"
"I « a.- standing in front of it grocery on
nranJ avenue this morning," be Mid, as
he drew the reporter aside with the air of
a ii,»n who had something sensational to
divulge. "aud I uoticed a crate of straw-
Iwrrin in the front window, with the sign
'thirty-five cents a box' displayed.
"As I stood there waiting for a street
car, I saw a man come out of the front
iliMir vith two liotea ol bAries in hia hand.
n<- turned the corner and re entered the
grik«vy by a side door. I didn't tliink
much about it until a few minutes later 1
saw the .same uiau touie out of the store,
carrying tbe same boxes of berries, and
agaiu cuter through the aide door. My
i Un.i,ny was aroused aud 1 allowed two
tars t<> pa-.- while 1 watched. I stood
there fifteen minutes, and that man went
throngh the same performance tire times."
"Wellf" said the reporter, as he yielded
up a cigar at the man's own snggMtion.
"I was acquainted with the proprietor of
the grocery, aud appealed to him for an
explanation of the man's strange conduct,
lie laughed aud said it was one of the
tricks of the trade.
"People are always backward about lin
ing the luxuries of the season/ he s«id,
but are ready to fullow suit if somebody
leads. I hired that man to-day for a
dummy customer. Whenever a man or a
woman stops in front of the store and gaae
wietfully at the strawberries, my dummy,
as you have observed, sallies forth with
two boxes and a happy smile. It it a bai'.
that catches nine time* out of ten.'
'•1 was satisfied from what I saw," the
man added, as he lighted the reporter'
cigar, '-that he could afford to pay th,
dummy big wages."
In Bed Twenty-Ave Years.
In ]£&> W H. Lilly, of Chillicothe. Mo
became impressed with the idea that h
had heart disease in a sort of confiuen*
form, aud he just knew if he attempted t
rise from his bed it meant death, funeral
big dinner for the friends, and all the nsuo
expense. So he just remained abed. U
couldn't be urged, coaxed or frightene i
into jeopardizing his life. One day hi
wife, an unromautic body, built a fire ou
side the house, turned the smoke in tl
direction of the dying husband's room ar
then shouted tire. Mr. Lilly never tunic
At another time he was told that 1:
daughter was dying at a neighbor's hous
lie wept, but couldn't be persuaded to ta'
a last long look. Mrs. Lilly then gave it
up as a bad job. and the fool husband ccr.-
tinncd to live his life of ease. Last wiek
he suddenly recollected himself aud tc
knowledged he'd been playing monl ey
business long enough. He sat bolt upri| ht
in lied, defied bis old heart to knock h!m
out, and when ho found that the defiance
was not taken up be jumped out of bed,Lud
is now as healthy as any man in the
country. He finds that he missed twenij -
live town meetings and lots of fu«, but 1 is
wife had run the farm for all it was
and the reformed crank is worth abm i
$40.000. —Detroit Journal.
Why the Baby Cried.
B , when years enough had passed to
make him the father of a good sized family,
received a visit from Dr. , a specially
congenial member of the old college class.
Neither his own olive-plants.nor the rather
early gray hairs ot his visitor seemed to
have touched the spirit of former days, and
like regular old boys, as they were, the
two could not wait tor toilets to be c< m
pleted the next morning, bnt began an old
time riiu or joisa ana — .. ..m. cu.—e*
the bolted door that separated them. This
went ou successfully, until at last it struck
1$ 'a youngest, peacefully waiting his
turn in the cradle, as a mysterious and dis"
orderly proceeding, aud he began to signify
his disapproval by an outcry that no
parental effort could subdue.
"What is the matter with the babjf"
called Dr. at last, hie patience under
the long interruption beginning to give
'•Oh, 1 don't know," drawled B ; "1
suppose, like Paul, he heart a voice but
sees no man. No— probably more like
".All," retorted Dr. , "he sees tho
ass, but doesn't see the angel."
The laughter iuside of that room left the
baby free to come in on any key he pleased
for some indefinite time following.
He Fled From Danger.
Several year* ago a Methodint preacber
wus riding through what in know a in
Northern Maine as "Blaok'i woods." It
was then a stretch of thick wood# about
ton miles long, through which the >tage
ran. The road was a lonely one and had
been the scene of many robberies and a
murder. Presently a man stepped out of
woods and asked for a ride. The kiud
haerted minister immediately granted per
mission and soon the traveler was M*ated
by his wide. As they rode along the good
man. always intent on doing some good,
whenever the opportunity offered, and
being anxious to learn if hi#
was a Christian, turned gravely to him and
said solemnly, "My friend, are. you
prepared to diet" The man started
quickly, and with, "Not yet, I guess," put
his hand oil his revolver pocket, leaped
from the carriage and ran for the woods,
thinking, no doubt, that he had just escap
ed with his life.
—The farmer trtionld be on the watoh for
the sharper who ip traveling the country
buying up walnut stumps. He pay* t>ue
dollar apiece for them, hands his a
S2O and receives in change, if he buys one
stump, *l9. "When the fanner tiio« to
pass the bill he finds that It is counterfeit.
—The oleomargarine manufacturers pro
test that if whiskey can be carried ncrnsa
Prohibition State lines and sold in the ,or
iginal package their product should be
treated in the same way. If tliey will
manufacture oleomargarine that can be
taken from a bottle they will have notrou
ble in selling it under the whiskey decis
—liobert Heard, an English lad, kiwed
a girl without her consent and was sen
tenced to six weeks' hard labor. He
couldn't earn more than about eight kisses
a year at this rate.
—There are 24,000 public school teach
era in the state, 16,000 of whoni aie fe
males and 8,000 males. During the p»st
year 547 new school bouses were erected
and over <r.i>6,ooo in excess of l»eti weve
Hppnt on school property.
—A Reading clergyman in a -ermnn
against dancing said: "If dam inp were
confined to old peoplo I would n«•! say a
word against it." Would be have Copuu
haven games at Sunday school picuics, aad
ba.o'ball confined also to old people?
Doesn't he know that the latter have had
their lun at dancing and are rather still' in
the knees to indulge in saltaU>rial ability
iu their old ageT
—The largest saw mill in the world Is
located at Clinton, lowa. It cost f200,000
and is capable of sawing 450,000 feet of
lumber in eight honrs. It has seven bnml
und three gang saws and two batteries of
ten boilers each.