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AT LOWF'T PRICES
AT THE NEW STORE OF
D. E. JACKSON.
We are Dew comers, bat have come
to stay. We bay oar goods at lowest
casb prices and as we sell for nuh
only. We are enabled to sell goods
nt the smallest possible margins. We
could quote prices on clean, new
goodx, no trash, from all parts of oar
store, especially on tbe following
Koods. Dress Goods, White Goods,
Prints, Ginghams, Shirting*, Mus
lins, Lace Curtains and Curtsin
Poles, Corsets and Corset Waista,
Ladies', Children's and Gents' Under
wear, Hosiery, Gloves and Mits, Kid
Gloves, Ribbons, Silk and Velvet,
Black and Colored Silks, Cloth Capes,
Bead Wraps, Jerseys and Jersey
Jackets, Table Linens, Napkins.
Towels, &c., &c , but as new goods
tire arriving- *.JI the time, we would
not likely fcave the goods now
quoted, but possibly have tbem at
still lower prices as the season ad
vances. We are proud to say that
in this city aud county onr goods
and prices have met with approval
bud commendation, although subject
t d to close i-crutioy and comparison
with tbe goods offered by others.
We solicit t oar patronage, and will
do all in onr power to make our busi
ness transactions pleasant and profit
D. K. JACKSON, Butler, P*.
Next door to Heineman's.
C. & D.
Have the largest stock of
bats and outfittings for men,
boys and children in the
Are especially strongin un
derwear for Fall and Win
ter. Besides many stand
ard makes in all grades; we
are exclusive sellers in this
ccunty of the celebrated
Stoneinan handmade under
Deal directly with the man
ufactures and our goods are
fresh, strictly reliable and
prices the lowest as we save
the consumer the middle
Mark all goods in plain fig
ures and have one price for
COLBERT & DALE,
242 S. Main street,
We mean our wall paper de
partment. full and overflowing
with our immense and choice
stock of paper hangings. You
must help us out, we haven't
room for half our goods, until
} ou relieve us of some of them.
We have the choicest selec
tion of" patterns in every grade
from Brown Blanks at 10 cts
to Gilts at from 20 [cts to $1
per double bolt.
Examine our Btock.
J. H. Douglass,
ear Postotfice, Butler, Pa.
Robes and Blankets
As cold weather approaches
horse owners will s»tve money
by buying their horse blank
ents, knee robes, etc.. now.
A good warm blanket on a
horse in cold weather saves
more for the owner than any
The largest and most com
plete line of robes,blankets,har
ne.H»,whips,trunks, valises, etc..
in .the at the lowest
prices, will nlwnyn be found at
P124 N. Main St.,
Eitrai.rtiinar) Bargains are offer
ed here in
Kmythirg in furnishings for ladies,
children cr.d n;.--n.
Compare our prices with what yon
I ve i"»n V' jifcg and see if you
can't save money by dealing with
John M. Arthurs.
3 i SOUTU JJAIX STREET. 333
13- E. ABR /Mfc & CO
Fire and Life
Istsniii! 9 ol North America, incor
| -uteri 17f*. capita! *3.000,000 and otbel
»: .:ir eompMii- r«(ir>M-,nltd. New York
I, m lourHQuv (Jo.. immsU Office
fccw Huocllon building near Court Hon**.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
is now permanently located at 130 South Main
Street. Butler. Pa., in rooms formerly occupied
by Dr. Waldron.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
Physiciak AND SrBOEOX.
Office—34o South Main Street, in Bocs build
PHTSICIAN ASI> 81R0K0S,
New Troutman Building. Butler, Pa.
Dr. A. A. Kelty,
Office at Kose Point. Lawrence county, Pa.
K. N. LEAKK. M. D. J. E. 51 ANN. M. D.
GynseooloCT and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nose and
DRS. LEAKE & MANN,
G. te. ZIMMERMAN.
rOTSICIAH AMD SCHOBOH,
Office at No. 48, 8. Main street, orer Frank A
Go's DIOR Store. Butler, Pa,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Pbyslcian and Surgeon.
do. 22 East Jefltrton St., Bbtler, Pa.
W. R. TITZEL.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
B. W. Comer Main and North Sts., Batter, Pa.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artificial Teeth Inserted cn the latest im
proved plan. Gold Filling a specialty. Office—
>ver Seuaul's Clothing Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertain In it to the profession; eiMiitr
Ml in the neatest manner.
Specialties :—Gold Fillings, and Painless E»-
raetion of Teeth, VitalizedAlr administered.
WmmMMni street, deer Kast •flown
House, I'p Stain.
Office open dally, except Wednesdays and
rhundeys. Communications by mall receive
I. B.—Tfce only Dentist In Butler aslngttb*
best make* of teetk.
J. W. MILLER,
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Curpenter and Builder.
Maps, plans, specifications and esti
mates; all kinds of architectural and en
fneering work. No chargo for drawing il
contract the work. Consult your best in
terests; plan before you build. Informa
tion cheerfully given. A share of public
patronage is solicited.
P. 0. Box 1007. Office S. W. of Courl
House, Butler, Pa.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
EKUIXEEK AND SURVEYOR,
Office neaii I>iamosD, Kctuck, Pa.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office second floor. Anderson Illock. Main St.
near Corn t liuuee, liutler, i'a.
J. W HUTCHISON,
attorney at uw.
Offlce on second floor of the Ifuselton block
Diamond, Butler, I'a., Room No. 1.
A. T. SCOTT. 1. r. WILBOf
SCOTT & WILSON,
Collection* a specialty. Office at No. S, Sout:
Diamond, Butler, i'a.
JAMES N. MOORE,
AITOBNIT-AT-I.AW AMD NOTABT PUBLIC.
Office in Boom No. 1. second floor of Iluseltoi
Block, entrance on Diamond.
A. E. RUSSELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on second floor of New Anderson Block
Main St..—near Diamond.
Attorney at Law. Office at No. it, East Jeffer
sou St..Butler, Pa.
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Uw and Real Estate Agent. O
flee rear of L. Z. Mitchell's office on north sld
of Diamond, Butler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor o
Anderson building, near Court Douse. Butlei
J. K. BRITTAIN.
Atfy at Law-Office at 8. K. Cor. Main St, am
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att'r at Law—Offic* on South side of Dlamom
»£inß BUTLER county
CAPITAL Paid Ip, - - - f100,000.(K!
Jos. Hartmnn, Preset. IJ. Osborne, Cashier,
J. V. Kltts.Vice Prest. A. lialley.Ass't Cash'
Jos. Hartman, C. P. f'oillns, O.M.Russell
11. McSweenev, • I), Oreenlee, .1. V. Rltts,
K. E. Abmuis. l.'V.le Hazlett I. <l. Smith,
W. S. Waldron, 1». Osborne.
A genernl hanking bnslneh* transacted. In
tereat paid on time deposit*. Money loaned oi
Foreign exchange bought and sold.
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
17 EAST JEFFERSON ST.
BUTLER, - PA
Mutual 1 Fire insurance Co
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Bt<
•3. 0. ROESBING, PBISIDMT.
H. C. UUIMEMAN, Bkcrztabt
Q. C. RoessliiK, Henderson Ollrer,
J. L Purvis, James Stephenson,
A. Trout man, 11. c. Helneman,
Alfred Wick, N. Weltzel, mmjm
nr. W. Irvln, l>r Riekenbacn^
J. W. ljurkliart, D. T. Noma.
LOYAL M'JUNKIN, Gen. Ae't
PTi i 11T* 1 m L-j TO A
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We are Leaders in our Line.
"We are now prepared to show you the finest line of
Ever in Butler county.
Do you want CHEAP GOODS? Come and see us.
Do you want MEDIUM PRICED GOODS? Come in.
Do you want FINE GOODS? "We are in it. '
A new line of RATTAN GOODS for Gents, Ladies and the
Little Ones just received.
Whether you want to buy or not come and see us.
El. S. JD R E W,
128 E. Jeflerson tot.. - - - Butler, Pa
;THE LATE FIRM OF BL,\CKMORE & GRIEB IS NOW
GRIEB & VOGELEY,
And, owing to the change, we are now
closing out our entire Fall line ot goods,
regardless of cost.
Among the many bargains we are
DOW offering we quote as follows:
30c. Men's Embroidered Slippers, otolo at 30 cts.
$1 .25. Men's solid, first quality, buff, seamless shoes, in
Bals, or Congress at $1.25.
We are making a sacriOce on a Ladies shoe with a patent
leather tip, running from 3's to 6's for 90 cO .
We make these oreat offers because
of the change in the firm, and that we
are needing the money at present more
than the goods.
We also do repairing of all kinds on
short notice; and handle Leather and
Hoping that you will call and see us
the next time you are in town, we are
Gfieb & Yogeley,
34f 8. MAIN STREET, - BUTLEK, PA.
Opposite ArVillard House.
er£«r WATERPROOF COLLAR OR CUFF
—————| THAT CAN BE RELIED ON
BE UP TSTo-t to StoUt !
THE™ARK 3>TOt tO PlSCOlOlT!
BEARS THIS MARK.
NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF
COLLAR IN THE MARKET.
Th rift is 5. * bood revenue!
cleanliness aji Jt'SAPQLIQ:
ft is Asolid c&Ke^??oJ*scou ring soap
Try ihinyour next* house-cleaning wid be happy
Looking' out over tho many homes of this country, we seo thousands
of women wearing away their lives in household drudgery that might be
materially lessened by the use of a few cakes of SAPOLIO. If an hour
is saved each time a cake is used, if one less wrinkle gathers upon the
face because the toil is lightened, she must be a foolish woman who
would hesitate to make the experiment, and he a churlish husband who
would grudge the few cents which it costs.
BITLv'R. I A. FRIDAY, DEC: MBEK 12. li-90
HIS SECOND WIFE.
"Well, I never!" said Miss Peggerell.
"What is this world coining to?"
"Much the same as it always was, I snp.
pose," retorted Agatha Simplex.
She was the village tailores*: a resolute,
bright-eved woman of seven or eight and
"I wouldn't have believed it, unless yon
had told me with your own lips," said Miss
"Why not?" said Agatha.
"It's jnst selling yourself —that's all."
sniffed Miss Peggerell.
"No. it's not," said Agatha Simplex,
brusquely. "He's a very nice man."
"He's twenty years older than you are."
"Well," said Miss Simplex, "and what
difference does that make? I'm solitary
and alone in the world —and Mr. Mixsell
is willing to give me a homo, and I respect
him very highlj"—and I've no doubt we
shall be very happy together."
"Humph!" commented Miss Peggerell.
Agatha turned sharply axoond.
"What does that mea»?" said she.
"Nothing," said Miss Peggerell. "Only
he bullied his first wife into her grave."
"He'll not bully me into mine," shrewd
ly remarked Miss Simplex.
"I'm not sure of that.'"
"Well, at all events," added Miss Peg
gerell, "you can't say you've not been
"No, I wou't," said "Agatha Simplex,
and she married Mr. Moses Mixsell before
the moon was a fortnight older.
"Mr. Mixsell was a very worthy member
of society, bald-headed, double-chinned
and rather spoiled, in consequence of al
- having bad his own way. The late
Mrs. Mixsell had been one of those meek,
retiring littlo persons who never seem
quite certain whether their sonls belong to
themselves or to somebody else and
there were those who, like Miss Peggerell,
did not hesitate boldly to assert that her
brief space of life had been shortened by
the domineering will and stern discipline
of i oses, her lord and master.
But all these reports Mrs. Mixsell the
second neither heeded nor believed.
"My dear," said she to her husband,
afler they had been married about three
weeks," "the Hutchison family is going to
give a concert here on Wednesday eve
"Are they?" said Moses; "well what of
"I should like to go," said Mrs. Mixsell.
"I shouldn't," said Mr. Mixsell.
"I mean to go," said Mrs. Mixsell.
"And I mean you sha'n't." said Mr.
Agatha's cheeks crimsoned; her eyes
sparkled with ominous luster.
"Why not, Moses?" said she.
"I don't approve of concerts," said Mr.
Mixsell. "It's my opinion that a married
woman is better off at home darning her
husband's stocks, than gadding off to pub
"I don't say lut that you do," admitted
the bridegroom. "But I'don't mean to
encourage this fancy of y ours lor running
to every wild-beast show and public ex
hibition in town! And, not to mince mat
ters, 1 intend to put it down!" with great
emphasis on the last three words.
"I shall go!'" said Agatha.
"You shall not!" said Moses.
"How will you prevent it?" said Mrs.
Mixsell. Unless, indeed, you lock me in
my room!" with a little laugh.
"I shall do that, if it proves necessary,"
said Mr. Mixsell. "And keep you there on
bread and water, my fine madam."
"You dare not!" said Agatha.
"Yon shall see!'' said Mr. Mixsell.
And so the married couple came to high
words within the month.
Agatha was putting on her bonnet and
shawl in her own room on the Wednesday
evening, when Mr. Mixsell came to the
door, aud eyed her with oxtreuio severity.
"You are determined to make a fool of
yourself, eh?" said he.
"I aui determined to go to the concert!"
retorted she that was Agatha Simplex.
"Then it's my duty to enforce My mar
ital authority," said Mr. Mixsell. And he
locked the door and put the key in his
"Here you shall remain, madam," said
he, "until you break that stubborn will of
yours. At six o'clock to morrow morning
I shall put in a loaf of bread and a pitcher
Mrs. Mixsell made no reply, and her
husband began to fear that the task of re
ducing ber to subjection was not going to
be as easy as he had anticipated.
He stalked off, and spent tbe evening
comfortably by the fire.
The next morning Ebenezer ilillgrove,
who w as going to lay a half a dozen yards
of stone w all for the Mixsells, came, bright
and early, to breakfast. Mr. Mixsell was
frying ham and eggs over the kitchen fire.
"Where's your wife?" demanded Eben-
"Sbe hasn't left her room yet," said Mr.
Mixsell. adhering to the letter of the truth,
if not to its spirit.
"She was up pretty late at the concert
last night, eh?" said Ebenezer.
"At the —concert!" said Mr. Mixsell, for
geting in his surprise to turn the last slice
of hatn which lay frizzling in the pan.
'•I saw her there," said Ebenezer, "in u
black silk (town and a hat with blue
feathers onto it! Langhed awful at the
comic parts, and cried at the "Farewell
Mr. .Mixsell, with a last gleam of pres
ence of mind, rescued the ham from its
fiery ordeal, und put it on the plate.
"Sit down and eat, Ebenezer," K aid he,
"while I go and see alter Mrs. Mixsell."
And oil ho trudged, with hit. square loaf
of bread and a pitcher of water.
Arriving at the door, he unlocked it and
There, leaning against the window sill,
with its back to him, was the well known
figure in the black dress und scarlet shawl,
with a white worsted start half concealing
"Mrs. Mixsell," said he.
No answer was returned.
"Sulking, cht" said Mr. Mixsell.
Still no reply was vouchsafed.
"Well, you can have it out at your
leisure," grimly commented her lord and
master. "Here's your breakfast."
And he went his way, firmly believing
that Ebenezer Hillgrove bad been mistaken
in the fact of Mrs. Mixsell's presence at the
Hut no sooner was the morning meal
concluded than in walked Miss Peggerell.
"Mornin', Mr. Mixsell. How did Agatha
enjoy the concert last night?"
"She didn't enjoy it at all," said Mr.
Mixsell. "She wasn't there."
"Not there!" echoed Miss I'eggerell.
"But she was, and she sat next to me, aud
I walked home us far as Chicken Lane
under her umbrella. You'll tell me next
that I wasn't there myself!"
Mr. Mixsell excused himself and went
"I'll be at the bottom of this mystery,"
said he. "or I'll know the reason why!"
He unlocked the bedroom door and
flung it open.
"Agatha!" he said, sternly; "Agatha!"
Aud then he saw ihe figure by the win
dow with its immovable white face and
unalterable smirk was only that of the
dummy which had decorated Miss Agatha
Simplex'* windows when she took in tailor
ing, dressmaking and general millinery
business. And tbe window was wide open;
and the bed had not been slept in.
"Goodness me!" tragically cried ont Mr.
Mix-ell. "She has—left me!"'
Just then he beard the sound of puffing
and loud breathing behind him. and. turn
ing. beheld the portly form of Miss Peg
"What a dreadfully quick man yon be,"
panted Miss Peggerell. "Why couldn't
yon have stood still loDg enough for me to
tell you her message?"
"What messaget" breathlessly demand
ed Mr. Mixsell.
"That she was gone back to the shop,
and if you wanted to see her you'd find her
Mr. Mixsell considered. Should he go
or should he cot? Trne, his pride was con
cerned: but then, again how nicely Agatha
ironed bis shirts and cooled his supper!
how plcasAnt was her welcoming smile
when he came home a little late on a
frosty October night!
"Yes!" .-aid Mixsell, "I'll go."
And he did go. The lute Mit.s Simplex
sat behind the big "To Let" in the bay
window, composed and calm. She greeted
Mr. Mixsell with an icy politeness that
went to his heart.
"Agatha!" said the ex-widower; you —
you're not going to lea re me?"
"I'll stay with no man who treats me
like a child," she said.
"But, I won t treat you so."
"I'll live in no house whose proprietor
locks me up," went on Mrs. Mixsell.
"I'll never do it any more, my dear!"
"And forbids me to go to concerts!"
"I'll take you my self next time Agatha."
And upon this understanding Mrs. Mix
sell returned to the conjugal home, and
Mr. Mixsell chopped up the abominable
dummy for firewood.
Agatha Simplex had conquered, and Mr.
Mixsell never was the same man again.
John Wright was the son of a day labor
er, a man of dissipated life and coarse
habits. Tohn had no home teaching, no
family traditions, no associations to lift
him upward. But he had talent, great
vigor of mind and body, and much am
bition. He began as a newsboy, worked
his way through school and into college.
In his Freshman year he wrote to a
friend, "I can conquer any difficulty be
fore me as a scholar. I am not afraid of
mathematics or of language dead or living,
but to enter a room with a well-bred
woman in it makes me tremble. I cannot
eat a meal, I cannot meet an acquaintance
in the street without committing what
people call a breach of good manners.
"The thousand and one trifling rules of
etiquette terrify me. lam resolved to dis
regard them. I will not be a slave to a
code laid down by other men. I will be a
scholar and an honest man, and brush
aside these cobweb lines which hamper
John carried out bis resolution. He was
a moral man, earnest in his purpose to live
a pure and honorable life; he stood at the
head of his class in college. But while the
other men in the class were invited into the
homes of the professors, and made friend
ships with educated men and gentle women
which helped them throughout life, he was
"He was be a good Christian." said the
wife of the President —"but I will not ask
to my table u man who puts his knife into
the, butter, and who keeps his hat on when
I am speaking to him."
"I do not wish to wish to know a woman
who judges aie by such trifles," said
Wright, when this speech was repeated to
him. But the neglect hurt him.
When he left college, too, and entered
a professional life, he found that these
"trifles" drove friends away from him
wherever ho went. His ability brought
him clients, but his rude and coarse man
ners made him a subject of their contempt
He removed to a town in the far West
hoping to leave prejudice behind him, but
his new acquaintances pronounced him
vulgar after five minutes' intercourse, and
never offered to bring him to their homes
homes or introduce him to their families.
Shut out from the society of women of
the better class, he was forced to choose
an uneducated wife. His children are as
rude and ungentle as himself.
"I should have taken rank," he said
once, bitterly, "with gentlemen. But
tbey judged inn by my coat of manners*
and mistook me for a footman."
If a gentleman voluntarily wears the
livery of a footman, he should not com
plain if bo is mistuken for one. Too many
boys, confident of their own high purpose
in life, despise as petty the observances of
good breeding. They forget that these
observances are the language, tbe signs
which gently bred people in all nations
have devised to express their good pur
pose in life. They are the essence of com
mon sense and kindly feeling.
A man cannot quote Greek or declaim
poetry at a hotel table to establish his
claim to education or refinement. But he
can do it by his quiet voice,by bis unobtru
sive and simple bearing.
He cannot announce to a car full of
people the kindly sympathy toward all
mankind, which swells his heart to burst
ing. But the smile with which he leaves
his seat for an old black woman will ex
press it without a word.
A gilt button on a cap is not a small
matter if it shows the difference between a
| boor and a nobleman.— Youth's Com
What Sarah Said to Mary.
It was on a Madison avenue car at C
o'clock. Among those who had seats were
eight men. Among those standing up were
two shop girls After waiting for a reason
able time for some one to offer them scats
one of the girl said:
"Mary, it's too bad, isn't it?"
"What, Sarah?" asked the other.
"That they art; all bow-legged."
"These eight gentlemen. I have pa
tronized this line for five years,and 1 never
saw a bow-legged man give himself away
by standing up in a car. It wouldn't be
reasonable to expect it."
"Of course not."
In just live secounds eight men were on
their feet, bowing and smiling and asking
Sarah and Mary if they wouldn't be so
everlasting kind aud obliging as to take
seats —take half the cur, in fact, and they
—To enjoy good health, aim to always
have ahundui.t sleep: this can generally be
secured by ma. agement, unless you have
a crying baby, in which case I)y. Bjll'h
Baby Syrup will greatly assist.
A very good recommendation:—l used
Old Saul's Catarrh Cure lor influenza and
: —Some take their wrath up iniheirarms
and nurse it und coddle it until it grows to
J be so strong and lusty a thing that they
| can no longer bold or control it.
Six Tim -s Married.
A telegam from llradford. I'a, dated
November ,17 my*: Ten years ago the
little tavern at Ememn'i Mills, in the
Pine Hun lumber region, mas kept by a
noted character, Klia* Benton. He bad a
very pretty daughter named Betty. Her
mother was dead, and she looked after the
household allairs of the tavern. She was
lt> years old. and Edward Shott, a bark
contractor, young and well-to-do. was in
love with her and wanted to marry her.
Betty wanted to marry young Scott, but
her farther had other plans, and she was
compelled to obey him. Be chose for ber
husband a man three limes her age, who
owned a large pine tract in the neighbor
hood. a valuable property that landlord
Benton was anxious to possess. Be com
pelled his sixteen-year-old daughter to
marry this man, Aulds by name, lie only
lived six months, and left his young widow
the pine land, which her farther sold and
appropriated the proceeds to his own use.
Young Shott had in the meantime closed
out his contracts and gone away. One
year after the death of her husband young
Mrs. Aulds married entirely to spite her
father. John Grover, a sawyer. He was
killed in his employer's mill one month
The landlord's daughter was now twice
a widow,although she was not yet 18 years
old. Two months after her second husband's
death Edward Shott returned to Emerson's
Mills, and on her 18th birthday young
Widow Grover, who had grown defiant of
her father, married her old-time lover.
The couple lived happily for a year, and
one child was boru. The child was not
two weeks old when the farther was
crushed to death by a falling 'tree in tbe
woods. Widowed now for a third lime,
the landlord's daughter mourned her third
husband sincerely for two years. Then
her farther died.
At the age of 21 she made what was s
regarded as a most fortunate marriage, her n
fourth husband being Elmer James, a y
young Warren county lawyer. James fc
turned out to be a drunkard. He abused s
his wife and her child so shamefully that t
she had no difficulty in securing a divorce,
which was granted four months after she
became Mrs. James. She remained a
widow until she was 23, when she married
George Rhone, a widower ol 50. He was a
prominent man in the locality. Before j
they were married a year Rhone died with
the small-pox. His young wife nursed him j
all through the course of the dreadful dis „
ease, eseapiug without taking it herself.
Khone left his widow SIO,OOO in cash. She (
was then not 24 years old. Not long after
ber last husband's death she took her child
and went to Ohio,where she had relatives
living. This was ono year ago. Last
Thusday she wrote to a friend in Bradford j
that she was to be married tbe next day in
Covington, Ky., to a young man named |
Charles Green, a farmer. ,
What Kind of a Winter It Will '
A reporter of the New Castle Courant
tbe other day in a quandry whether to buy I
a cheap overcoat or retain hii linen duster
for this winter, concluded he would inter
view a number of well-known weather
prognosticates who pretend to be able by 1
studying the signs, to tell what the coming t
winter would be. When he got through
he was as much at sea <fii ever.
Here are their opinions given in contrast
to each other:
This will be a mild winter, the corn
husks are thin, and the fishing worms are
found near the surface.
The coming winter is bound to be very
cold, as two mild winters in succession
have never been known to occur.
The musk rats have built their dens high
above the level of the streams, which is a
sure sign of a warm, wet winter.
The red squirrels have laid up an un
usually large supply of nuts, which is a
B ure sigu of an extremely cold winter,with
lots of snow.
The front part of the caterpillars was
noticed to be of the original color this tall,
while over three fourths of the hind part of
their body was black. This is a sure sign
of a cold winter and a late spring.
Wild ducks have not yet gone south,
which is a sign that the winter will be
Continued warm rains in November
indicate that the winter will not be severe.
German carp have gone down deeper
than usual in the muddy bottoms of ponds
which indicates a very cold winter with a
Late thunder storms in October are a
sure sign of an exceedingly mild winter.
Up to within a few days of the last of
October, quail.' were plentiful, but about
that time they began to emigrate and
many of them went south, which wan a
certain indication of a cold winter with
What Becomes of the Rags.
Housewives must olten have wondered
| where all the rags go to after they pass in-
I to the wagon of any of the reveral hundred
ragmen who pass through the alleys with
their monotonou sciies, according to the
Globe-Democrat. These gatherers of old
rags take them to warehouses where they
are bought in a bulk and then assorted by
girls according to quality. There was a
time when most of the rags were sent to
paper mills. Now a very small proportion
of rags are made into paper,straw and clay
being the chief ingredients. Fine linen
paper, so called, is made of rags.
Ninety per cent, of the rags collected,
however, go into the maunfaeture of
"shoddy" of which cheap ready-made
clothing is manufactured. This stuff is
now made up into the brightest and most
attractive patterns, and can only be told
when new from wool by the expert, and
by experience with the wearer. I heard ol
one "shoddy" mill located at Newark, N.
J., which has just increased its capacity to
00,000 pounds of "shoddy" per month, and
they have been running overtime for a
"Shoddy is king," say the wool men,aud
this accounts for the mercurial comdjtion
of the wool market.
—The famous rhyme of—
Little Nannie Etticote
In a white petticoat,
With a red nose—
The longer she stands the shorter she
Is a plagiarism from an eastern poet.
The original, being translated, is as fol
I saw a maiden slim
Who shorter and shorter grew,
Though still as fair and trim.
As unto death she drew
With look ho bright and merry;
When her lif« outblew
There nothiug was to bury!
As I the matter handle,
The maiden was a candle.
ln answer to an anxious correep indent
Bill Nye says: "A very good v?rw to
write in an album, I think, would bo some
thing like this:
Go, little booklet, go.
Bearing each honored name,
"Til everywhere that you have went
They're glad that you have came."
Hill Nye Will Sell.
Bill Nye purchased some suburban prop
erty outside of Minneapolis about three
year* ago, which he was persuaded was a
real good investment, but the town of
Minneapolis did not spread out to "Bill
Nye's Addition to the Solar System" as
rapidly as he bad been lead to believe it
would, and the property is accordingly
offered for sale lie says:
"So I will sell the dear old place, with
all its associations and the good will of a
thriving young frog conservatory, at the
buyer's own prices. As I say, there has
been since 1 was last there a steady
growth, which is mostly noticeable on the
mortgage which I secured along with the
property. It was on there when I bought
it, ar.d as it could cot be removed without
injury to the realty, according to an old
and established law of Justinian or Coke or
Littleton, Mr. Pansley ruled that it was a
part of the realty and passed with its con
veyance. It is looking well with a nice
growth of interest around the edges and its
foreclosure clause fully an inch and a half
long. I would be wilhug in case I do not
find a cash buyer.to exchange the property
for almost anything I can eat, except pans
green. I wonld swup the whole thing to a
man whom I felt that I could respect for a
good bird dog, male dog preferred unless
good references are giren. I could forgive
things in a male bird dog which would
not. on the other hand, be forgiven. You
know bow society is herd where I live. We
cannot be too careful. I would also swap
the estate to a man who really means busi
ness for a second hand cellar. Call on or
address the undersigned early, and please
do not push or rudely jostle those in thfc
line ahead of yon. Cast off clothing, ex
press prepaid and free from any contagious
diseases, taken at its full value. Anything
left by mistake in the pockets will be taken
good care of, and, possibly, returned in the
spring. Gunnysack Oleson/who lives eight
miles north of the county line, will show
you over the grounds. - Please bitch
horses to the trees. I will not be respon
sible to horses injured while tied to the
Why She Didn't See IL
In a case of assault and battery tried be
fore one of the county justices the other
day a woman was called to the stand. Be
ing asked to describe the row she began:
"About noon I says to my daughter
Nelly, who hadjust got back from town,
"Never mind, what you said to yonr
daughter Nelly," interrupted the lawyer.
"But I said something to her."
"And she's my daughter."
"We don't dispute that. Tell us what
you saw of the fight."
"Well, I started over to a neighbor's to
borrow some sugar. On the way I met
my oldest boy John, and I says to him,
"Never mind about John."
"Isn't John in thisT"
"No, ma'am. Tell what you saw of the
"Well, I got to the house Jand Mrs.
Blank was making soft soap. She had a
sassafras stick in the kettle. I was calcu
lating to make soap myself, and so I says
to her. says"—
"We don't want to know what you said
to her or what she replied. Skip all that
and come down to the row."
"Isn't Mrs. Blank in thist"
"Can't I tell how I got to the fight?"
"You walked there, probably. Now,
then, what did you seeT"
"Wbyt~Are you blindT"
"No, sir; I don't see nothing, because
when I heard Mr. Roberts say he'd knock
Mr. Peters head off I flustrated down be
hind a stump aud kivered my head with
my apron and hollered for daddy to hurry
up and separate 'em.
The Elixir of Life.
The lymph used by Professor Koch for
the cure of tuberculosis is prepared in an
incubating stove within a space that is
hermetically sealed and sterilised aud there
by rendered free from fungus. The in
terior of tho air-tight space is divided by
an unglazed porcelain diaphragm into an
upper and lower section. In the upper
section is placed a salted meat broth in a
gelatinous state containing colonies of the
tubercle germ. This mass gradually
liqaefie* and the gelatine liquid drops slow
ly through the porcelain plate into the
lower section. The liquid then contains
all the secretory products, but is free from
all living or dead germs or reproductive
spores and is the lymph as used. By the
injectiou of tho lymph the tubercle germ is
killed, and at the same time the injected
particlos retain sufficient strength to detach
and expel the dead germs, together with
the dead tissue. The separative process
ensues and healing follows.
How She worked Her Hubby
lAst week a Beaver Falls woman went
to a drug store not a thousand miles from
tho post office aud got a prescription filled.
"How much is itt" said she, as the
drnggist was licking the lable for the last
time. "Ninety cents," said he. "All
right," she continued in almost the same
breath. "I'll pay you and leave the medi
cine here and go home and tell my husband
that thero is a dollar due on it yet, so when
he calls for it to-morrow you collect the
the money and bold it until I come back.
'•What kind of a racket are you working
on the old man, anyhowt" said the pill
maker. "Well, yon see, he won't giye
me any spending money, and this is the
only way I have to get it. Every onco in
a while I work the grocers on the same
trick, and they understand ,the situation
and neyer give the snap away." The drug
gist, when be heard of the husband's
pennrionsness, sympathized with the
woman and her methods of getting a little
—Dr. Fenner's Golden Belief is warrant
ed to relieve toothache, headache, neural
gia, or any other pain in '2 to 8 minntes.
Also bruises, wounds, wire cuts, swellings,
bites burns, summer comnlaints, colic,
(also in horses), diarrhcea, dysentery and
flux. If satisfaction not given money
—"lf I were to tell you," said the temper
ance orator, as he struck the table in front
ol'him ft rebounding whack, "if I were to
tell /on that there is as much liquor going
down the neck* of the inhabitant* of the
civilized wrld all the time an there is water
running orer Niagara Kail*, you would
not believo me! Therefore," he added after
u little pause, "I will not make a state
ment of that kind."
—ln an out-of way comer of a Boston
graveyard stands a brown hoard showing
the marks of «ge and neglect. In bear*
the'lnscription: "Sacred to the memory
of Eben llarvey, who departed this life
suddenly and unexpectebly by a eow kick
ing him on the 14th of September, 1&!S3
Well done,thou good and faithful servant.';
lt is one of the condition* of the luxu
ry of wearing u scarf pin, which the pi en
en t code impose* upon the aspirant, that
ho muat fir*i learn to tie hi* own
Hayseed Is RlsJn'.
We kiu all of us remember how along about
The papers used ter tell about the caucus
or the fair,
Bud :hcm fellers frum the city used ter git
On the feller with the duster what had
hayseed in his hair.
They had fun in legislates with the man
what raised pertaters,
If by any hook or crook or chance elected
and sent there,
End the reportoral friskers used ter com
ment of bis whiskers
End the carpslack of Billson, what had
hayseed in his hair.
Yes, b'gosh! he rid his pass out end he
used ter blow the gas out
End.hc used ter drink hard cider when he
wcut ont on a tear.
End he used ter pinch a dollar till the box
zard used to holler,
End the man cut up ree-e-diklons what
had hayseed in his hair.
Hut, by gum! ef jou've been readin'you
observe a strange proceedin'—
It's the fellow with chin whiskers that i 8
slowly getting there.
End it won't be too surprisin' ef by slowly
Old parties may wake up to find the hay
seeds in their hair.
When the fashions change you fellers will
all carry green umbrellers
End trousers wide across the seat to make
the dudelets stare;
In them times ef you pass muster you must
wear a linen duster,
End ef you want tew throw on style put
hayseed in yon hair.
LKTTI'CB FOE WINTER.
Last Christmas a friend of mine wrote
me quite enthusiastically about the fine
lettuce he had been enjoying for some
time, and the way he had managed to se
cure it at that season of the year, without
the use of greenhouse or frames, TU SO
simple that I give it for the benefit of any
reader who is fond of that vegetable and
may wish to enjoy it at a time when green
stuff is usually noted for its absence on
the farmer's table.
Plants had sprung up promiscuously and
in great abundance from seed scattered by
. plants left out in tho garden. This spon
taneous crop, favored by warm fall weath
er and plentiful rains, grew so exceedingly
thrifty that my friend disliked to see the
plants all perish by approaching freeses,
and made up his mind to try and save at
least some of them. A few boxes were
filled with good, sandy loam, and the half
grown heads, carefully taken up with soil
adhering to the roots, planted in them as
closely as tho't to be safe. I might say
they were crowded. The boxes were then
set into the cellar, near a light window, and
here the plants continued until used up.
They lasted until after Christmas, and
made a number of meals .more enjoyable.
Of course, a common frame with hot-bed
sash, when at hand, may be pul to good
use in raising or preserving a crop of let
tuce for use during the early part of the
winter, say from Thanksgiving to Christ
This term is used in connection with the
more modern style of farming and may be
understood to mean improved modes of
culture, more care in returning to the soil
in barn-yard manure and ooromeroial ter
tilizers an equivalent for the plant food
yearly carried off in the crops sold, and a
system of rotation by wbioh profitable
crops may succeed one another with the
least exhaustion of the fertility of the soil.
Market gardening, by which the greatest
profit possible is sought to b« obtained
from the area cultivated, is a leading fea
ture in intensive farming. Such a term
cannot be rightly applied to the old sys
, tem of growing grain and grass on portions
of a farm while others are quite often left
producing nothing. Only,where a farmer
. seeks to make the most profit possible
i from all his acres according to their adapt
. ability, can he be said to practicing inten
k sive farming,
r OCARDIKO IIIII' WESTS.
The nest is the hatching-place of lice, as
3 well as of chicks, as a poullry writer truly
9 observe?. A single application of a dism
-1 fcctant will not keep lice ont of the nests,
s as the warmth of the hens' bodies will en-
B courage them to remain. All nests should
" bo scrupulously clean, but something else
1 is required as a protection against the ver
-1 min. The best remedy is Persian insect
-1 powder, fresh, dusted over the nest
* and its conteuts at least once a week.
An occasional dusting of the sitting hen
will also be an advantage, but if she is
* given a drr dust bath she will keep her
t self clean—yet the nest must be guard
B PAItfT TUB BARK ROOFS.
Here is a suggestion for husbandmen
who desire to practice frue economy. An
e Eastern writer advise.) fanners to have the
j roofs of their barns painted as a means of
preserving them from decay.
The falling drops of rain, he avers, cause
„ the fibers of the wood to break, making a
"friuy" surfaco which holds water and in-
Jj duces decay. Paint entirely prevents this
as long is it lasts. It is cheaper to keep
t> the roof covered with somo inexpensive
' paint than to have the labor and expense
e of renewing shingles every few years.
" What He Would Have Done.
8 A missionary was preaching to an
10 American frontier audience on the prodigal
I' son. After he had described the condition
of the son in rags among the swine, and
had started hi» on bis return, as he began
j". to speak of the father coming to meet him
s. and ordering the fatted calf to be killed in
s, honor of the prodigal's return, he noticed
p t a cowboy looking interested, and he deser
!' v mined to make a personal appeal. Look
ing directly at his hearer, the preacher
said: "My friend, what wonld yon have
r " done if you had a son returning home in
nl such a plight?" "I'd have shot the boy,
to and raised tho calf," was the prompt reply.
—lt should seem that indolence itself
would induce a person to be hone*t, a* it
require* infinite!} - greater pain* and con
trivance to be a knave.
—Money to a man i» like water to a
plant, only useful a* long a* it promotes
growth—like water in the fountain or wa
ter in the tank, keep it flowing, and it
bluttses; keep it stagnant, and it injure*.
—A good inclination is but the first rode
draught of virtue; but the finishing strokes
are from the will, which, if well disposed,
will by degrees perfect; if 111 disposed. will
by the superinduettan of ill habit* quickly
—Experience iujelectrically welding pro
futile* shows that the metal is strengthen
ed at the point of welding.