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C. & D.
Have the largest stock ot
hats and out fittings for men,
boys and children in tbe
Are especially strong in un
derwear for Fall and Win
ter. Besides many stand
ard makes in all grades; we
.are exclusive sellers in this
ccunty of tbe celebrated
Stoneman handmade under
Deal directly with the man
ufactures and our goods are
fro? h. strictly reliable and
prices the lowest as we save
tbe consumer the middle
Mark all goods in plain fig
ures and have one price for
COLBERT & DALE,
242 S. Main street,
D. E. JACKSON.
203 S. Main St. - - Butler, P*.
Who are in need of Seasonable
Having bought a large Stock of
Fall and Winter Goods, and owing to
bad weather and worse roads, they
have not been going oat as fast as
tbey ougbt to
CUT PRICES AWAY DOWN,
as we muet on account of scarcity of
room close them oat to make room
for Bpring Goods.
If yon want a Cloak, Jacket or
MOW IS YOUR CHANCE.
Or if yon want Blankets, Comforts
U nderwesr. Ladies' or Gsnts', Flan
nels, Canton Flannel or anything in
before tbe Stock is broken, bat
to examine oar large stock of Dress
Goods, which are included in this
Also Fancy and Dress Plashes,
Black Bnrah and Gros Grain Bilks,
all Marked Down.
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
you relieve us of some of them.
We have the choisest selec
tion of patterns in every grade
from Brown Blanks at 10 cts
to Gilts at from 20 eta to $1
per double bolt.
Examine our Stock.
J. H. Douglass,
Near Postoffice, Butler, Pa.
Robes and Blankets
As cold weather approaches
horse owners will save money
by buying their horse blank
ents, knee robes, etc., now.
A gccd 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
ness,whips,trunks, valises, etc.,
in the county,and at the lowest
prices, will always be ioundat
124 N. Main St.,
* Butler, Pa*
Extraordinary Bargains are offer
ed here in
Ever;thing in famishing* for ladies,
children and men.
Compare our prices with what JOB
have been paying and see if yon
can't save money by dealing with
John M. Arthurs.
333 SOUTH MAIN STRBET. 898
E E ABRAMS & CO
Insurance Co. of North America, incor
porated 1794, capital $3,000,000 and other
etrong companies represented. New York
Life Insurance Co., aaaeta 890,000,000. Office
JKew Ha»elton building near Court Home.
I* now permanently located at l» South Main
Street' Butler, Pa . in rooms formerly decoupled
by Dr. Waldron.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D,
PHYSICIAN AND SCRGEON.
Office and residence at 224 Graham Street.
rHTSICIAM AND SI'KOEON,
New Troutman Bntiding, Butler, Pa.
Dr. A. A. Kelly,
Office at Boee Point, Lawrence county. Pa.
K. N. LBAKK. M. D. J. E. MANN, M. D.
Gynaecology and Bur- Eye. Ear. Nose and
DRS. LEAKE & MANN,
G. M. ZIMMERMAN.
rOTBICIAM AND RUMX,
Office at No. 46. 8. Main street, over Prank *
Co'* Ding Store. Butler. Pa.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 22 East Jefferson St., Butler, Pa.
W. R. TITZEL.
8. W. Corner Main and North Bta., Butler. Pa.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artificial Teeth inserted en the latest Im
proved plan. Gold Fllllhg a specialty. Office—
over Senaul'a Clothing Store.
DR/S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertaining to the profession, execut
ed in tbe neatest manner.
Specialties Gold Fillings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Oln «a Mtom Street, •■« door Beat efLewry
Bone, fcp Stain.
Office open dally, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
R. B The only Deatist la Butler nalßCgtke
best Bakes of teeth. .
J. W. MILLER,
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Carpenter and Builder.
Maps, plans, specifications and esti
mates; all kinds of architectural and en
gineering work. No charge for drawing if
I 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 Court
House, Butler, Pa.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
Omci NJLAR DIAMOND, BCTLXK. PA.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
ATIOBNBY AT LA .
Office second floor, Anderson Bl k, Main St.,
near Court House, Butler, Pa.
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTOBNEY AT LAW.
Office on second floor of the Huselton block.
Diamond, Butler, Pa., Boom No. 1.
A. T. SCOTT. J. r. WILSON.
SCOTT & WILSON,
Collections a specialty. Office at No. 8. South
Diamond, Butler. Fa.
JAMES N. MOORE,
ArroaxiT-AT-LAw AND NOTABT PUBLIC.
Office in Boom No. 1. second floor of Huselton
Block, entrance on Diamond.
A. E. RUSSELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on second floor of New Anderson Block
Mam St..—near Diamond.
Attorney at Law. Office at No. 17, East Jeffer
son St., Butler, Pa.;
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Law and Beal Estate Agent. Of
flee rear of L. Z. Mitchell's office on north side
of Diamond. Butler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor of
Anderson building, near Court House, Butler.
J. Y. BRITTAIN.
A try at Law—Office at 8. K. Cor. Mam St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att^rftt Uiw—Office on South side of Diamond
<J>nK BUTLER COUNTY
CAPITAL Paid Up, - - - $100,000.00.
Jos. Hartman, Pres't. D. Osborne. Cashier.
J. V. Bltts.Vice Pres't. C. A. Bailey .Aas't Cash'r
Jos. Hartman. C. P. Collins, O. M. Russell,
H. McSweeney, C. D. Greenlee. J. V. Rltts,
B. E. A brains, Leslie Hazlett. I. G. Smith.
W. 8. Waldron. D. Osborne.
A general banking bnsiness transacted. In
terest paid on time deposits. Money loaned on
Foreign exchange bought and sold.
L. S. McJUNKIN,
luiiuee aid Beal Estate At't
17 EAST JEFFERSON ST.
BUTLER, - PA.
Mutual' Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Bts.
3. C. ROES SING, PBBBIDBNT.
H. C. HEINEMAN, SKCBBTABT.
O. C- Boeesin*. Henderson Oliver,
J. LPurrls, James Stephenson,
A. Troutman, H. O. Helneman.
Alfred Wick, N. Weitzel.
Dr. W. Irrtn. Dr. Itlckenbach.
J. W. Burkhart. D. T. Morris.
LOYAL M'JUNKIN. Gen. Ag't
JBXJTXJBIR, DP JL.
SANTA CLAUS'LL TAKE
CARE OF US
/Holiday Goods. /
ISanta Glaus Headquarters. £
And you will find his head
quarters at the store of J. F. T.
STEHLE, No. 136, S. Main St.,
where he will show you a fall
line of Rocking Horses, Shoofly
Rockers, Galloping Horses,
Sleds, Clippers, Doll Carriages,
Wheelbarrows, Childrens Chairs
Daisy Rockers, Tables Desks,
Blackboards, Folding Wire
Beds, Baby-jumpers and Swings,
Iron Banks. Toys of all kinds.
Has a chance to play Santa Claus this
year. Prices within the reach ot all,
and now is the time to buy Holiday
Goods while they are new, fresh and
J. F. T. STEHLE'S.
We are Leaders in our Line.
We are now prepared to show you the finest line of
Ever shewn in Butrer 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.
E. B. D R E W,
128 E. Jefferson tet., - Butler? It* a
EVBRr WATERPROOF COLLAR on CUFF
I— —— —— THAT CAN BE RELIED ON
B %Q P 3>Tc>t to SPUt!
THE MARK to DlSOOlOyt
■———J BEARS THIS MARK.
NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF
COLLAR IN THE MARKET.
* '6f & good house-wife, who uses
SAPOOO. Ib is well s&idrFhe mouse
is muzzled in her house.'Try ib&nd Keep
your house cleajuAH grocers keep ii-
Cleanliness and neatness about a house are necessary to
insure comfort. Man likes comfort, and if he can't find it at
home, he will seek elsewhere for it Good housewives know
that SAPOLIO makes a house clean and keeps it bright.
Happiness always dwells in a comfortable home. Do you
want cleanliness, comfort and happiness? Try SAPOLIO
and you will be surprised at your success.
BEWARE OF IMITATIONS.
BUTLER, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26, 18I)G.
The Watch on Christmas Eve.
Close by the chimney, on Christmas ere,
Are huddled two tiny forms;
The rafters creak and the windows shriek,
And the night is wild with storms.
Tis a lonely watch, for tbe spectre doubt
Has entered a childish breast.
And faith to-night must be lost in sight,
And the spirit laid at rest.
"Are you sure he'll comet" says a tiny
0, say you are certain quite!
Oh, what could we do if it shouldn't be
And nobody came to-night!"
But the sweeter tones of a childish trust
Break in on the other's doubt;
"O, never you fear, you'll see hiui here
When the midnight bells ring out."
"Perhaps they have told us a story,though
You see we're such little boys;
I should feel so had, if I thought they had.
That I'd hate the Christmas toys.
I)o you think he'll care for the wind and
They say he's getting old —
With that heavy pack on his poor hump
And the night is so very cold!"'
"I tell yon the reindeer brings him here,
And the load of toys is light;
His coat is warm, and he laughs at storm;
I know he'll come to-night.
There never can be a doubt, I say,
0, never a cause to lear;
Onr watch we'll keep while the others
And we're sure to see him here."
But the minutes drag, and the small heads
When soft through the parlor door
Two shadows creep while the bright eyes
For the bold night-watch is o'er.
They cram the stocking with loads of toys,
And then, with stealthy tread,
They lift each form in its night-gown warm
And put the watchers to bed.
THE CHRISTMAS WREATH.
BY FRAKCKS HENSHAW BADKX.
Three little faces were pressed close to
the window, watching with eager interest
the great brown stone house across the
There were littlo children at the win
dows of that house too; bright, beautiful,
rosy, merry little ones they were, so differ
ent to those in the humble frame opposite,
who, pinched and pale and sad, had a
wistful look in their sweet eyes as they
saw the happiness of those they were
"Oh ! ain't it jolly for them? And ain't
it nice to be rich, and have lots of friends?"
exclaimed Georgie, who for the time for
got his own dreariness in seeing the joy of
"Oh, yes, indeed. That big box is full
as ever it can be with goodies and dolls,
ain't it, Georgie?" said little Evie, as the
expressman, with the assistance of a ser
vant, carried in a large box.
"Christmas is grand over the way. 1
know that boy will have a gun, and a
sword, and a drum. Oh, mamma, mamma,
will Christmas ever come so to us?''
Georgie asked, with a longing look in his
great blue eyes.
The mother's lips quivered, tears tilled
her eyes, and for a moment she could not
answer. Georgie saw his words had made
his darling mother sad, and springing into
her lap, he clasped his arms about her'ncck
and pressing kisses upon her sad. pale face,
"We don't mind if we are not rich,mam
ma! Do we, girls? We can wait for a good
time until I get to be a big man. Then,
maiuma, we will have it. Don't cry;
The mother forced back her tears, say
"My little man, as long as my darlings
arc well and with me, lam content. But,
oh. I do wish some one would send my
little ones something to make their Christ
"Mamma, God won't forgot us. Oh I'm
sure He won't. Something good will come
to us, I think. If I could only get well —
I mean if I could run about with the other
children—that would be the best thing I
could have for ray Christmas," said May—
lovely, patient little May. She was an
angelic child. Hopelessly crippled since
infancy, never playing with other children,
she was, when only eight years old, so full
of thoughts beautiful, good and wise, that
her mother felt she was not long for earth.
And though from her suffering and love
liness she was dearer than the others to
the mother's heart, she often felt as if she
must loosen her clasping arms from about
her darling, and let her flee away where
she could wander about with the little
ones, in the Home where all the suffering
children grew well and happy.
Mary Grayson stole quietly out, while
the little one were prattling. Dropping on
her kness beside her bed, she wept biterly.
Oh, how hard it was to have those little
ones really suffering for the comforts she
could never give them! May, most of all,
needed little delicacies, Oh, would better
days never come to themT"
Three years before, her husband, 'having
saved sufficient to support his little family
for two years, had left them, going with
a party to Australia, promising to be home
with a little fortune in two years. The
time rolled slowly by, but be came not,
nor one word since of him. The little
money left was all gone, and her little ones
were living on the small amount procured
by her needle.
"It snows! it snows! Now, mamma, fix
me up as warm as you can. I'm going to
run across the way to the big house, and
ask them to let me clear off their pavement
when it has done snowing. I'll be in time.
Oh, if I could only get ten pavements to
clear off, I'd have lots of money; icore
than enough for a turkey!'' exclaimed
Georgie, his eyes dancing with great ex
"Ten pavements to clear off with these
poor little hands! "Why, little love, that
will be work enough for a great strODg
man," the mother said.
As she wrapped the warm scarf abont
his neck, and buttoned the well-patched
coat over the brave little heart, she thank
ed God lor the great blessing he was.
"My love, have you noticed those little
faces at the window across the streett"
asked Philip Austin, the owuer of the
brown stone house, and pretty, bright
children in it.
"Xot particularly. "Why?" returned Mrs.
"Well, to me they have a very touching
expression. Now look! See how they watch
"Papa, the boy that is most all the time
with them has just gone down from our
door," said Willie Anstin.
"King the bell and inquire what he
wanted, my dear," said Mr. Austin.
Another moment, and a servant entered.
Mrs. Austin mado the desired inquiry.
The man, smiling, answered:
"He wanted to assist clearing off the
pavement, when the snow has stopped
"Poor little fellow! And what did you
say to him, Jamesf" asked Mr' Austin.
"I laughed at him, and told him be had I
better go down on the wharf and engage !
in helping to unload vessels, sir," replied i
"Yon ought not to have spoken to him
so, James. Poor child! I wish you had let
me know of his being here."
"Yes, papa, you would not let him go
away with such a sad face. I know." said
"James, keep a look out for him. Tell
him to come and help yon, and pay him
well. He is a manly little fellow, and I
think would rather work than receive
"Yes, sir," James answered.
Mr. Austin, turning to his wife, said: "I
wish, my dear, either to-day or to morrow,
so it may reach them by Christmas day
yon would make up a basket or box of such
things as will please and comfort too,
those little ones, and send it over with the
kind wishes of ours."
"Oh. yes, yes. do mamma. How nice it
will be!" the children exclaimed.
Just then a carriage stopped before the
house, from which a gentleman sprang out,
and ran quickly up the steps. Willie sang
"Uncle Charley! Hurrah! Uncle
Charley has come!"
Another moment, and a hand.-ome,
middle aged man entered tbe room, catch
ing first Mrs. Austin, and then the little
ones, in a lo\ ing embrace.
In the joy of Uncle Charley's coming,
the little ones across the street were quite
forgotten for that day; and the next, Mrs.
Austin was so busy with preparations to
make Christmas day one of rejoicing, in
honor ot Uncle Charity's return, that she
had no time to think of the poor little
ones. Once Willie exclaimed:
"Oh, mamma, you have not sent oyer
the presents to those little children."
Mrs. Austin was quite annoyed at the re
minder, but said: .
"Dear me! I had quite forgotten. There
aie so many really necessary calls on my
time and memery, I can hardly be expect
ed to remember such things. But to
morrow will do just as well. I'll go ont
this evening and purchase some little
presents for them."
Christmas morn dawned brightly. What
a merry set of little ones the Austins were!
Scarcely any breakfast was eaten. They
could not spare the time from the beauti
ful and almost conntless presents—presents
from papa, mamma. Uncle Charley, aunts,
cousins, and friends innumerable.
The youngest of them, Lilly, a little
three-year-old fairy, stood on a chair ar
ranging her doll at the window for passers
to admire. Presently she sang out in a
pretty, lisping voice:
"Oh, Willie, come seeT Is that a Christ
"Oh, no, no! It is a little coffin."
All hastened to the window then, with
awed and solemn faces. After a few
moments Mr. Austin said:
"My dear, did you send over some things
to those little ones?"
"Oh, no; I intended to this morning. I
thought it would be just as well. I have
had so nnch to think of," answered Mrs.
Austin, in a tone of regret.
"Too late now to comfort one of tham,"
Mj. Austin said sorrowfully.
Yes, too late to comfort little May.
For three or four days previous to
Christmas she had failed much, grown vis
ibly weaker. When the dawn of that
blessed day came she cried out:
"Mamma, I'm so glad! I'll soon be well!
See—l can stand up!'-'
For a second she stood on her feet —her
hands clasped—an expression of unearthly
joy on her beautiful, pale face.
The mother sprang forward, clasped her
arm around and drew back to her bosom
only May's little lifeless body.
Scarcely bad she laid tenderly down the
loved form when Georgie's Christmas
greeting reached her ear.
"May, may. where are youT See! here
is your Christmas wreath!"
He ran joyously in. The smiles fled—a
frightened look from the pale, cold face,
to his mother, so tearful and sad, and
"What is the matter, uiammat Won't
May wake up?"
In vain she tiied to comfort him and ex
plain how happy May was, away with the
angel children. But Georgie could only
understand that May was gone from them;
and burying his little face in the pillow [on
which her dear head rested, he wept him
self to sleep.
A shadow had stolen over the merry
folks of the Austin house. The children
watched with anxious faces the closed win
dow where their little neighbors used to
sit, and wondered for which the little coffin
Mrs. Austin pleasure was marred, for a
great regret was in her heart. Constantly
came the thought:
"If I bad only remembered those poor
"It is never too late to do right and
good. Send to the children left, and in
quire if we may do anything to help them
in their trouble. Do you know their
names, my dear?" said Mr. Austin.
"Grayson, I believe. I think she is a
"Grayson!" exclaimed Uncle Charley.
"Tell me more of them."
"The little fellow told me his papa had
gone to Australia, and—"
Ere Willie had finished his story Uncle
Charley was crossing the street, to the
gTeat astonishment of his sister and
Two hours passed before he returned.
Then he told them that the father of these
little ones was his dearest friend; that his
return home was principally to find George
Grayson's widow and children, ani bear to
them the little fortune he had made.
"And I must pay to those he loved the
debt of gratitude I owed to him." said
Uncle Charley. "Ho nursed me throng!
tbe fever, and when all others pronounced
me dead, he still worked on, and with
God's blessing, saved me."
"And his loved ones so near to me, and
so needy; Oh, if I had only known it!"
said Mrs. Austin.
And when her brother told more of those
little ones, particularly of the only Christ
inas gift which came to little May—the
Christmas wreath that Goorgie had given
her—and which was then lying on her
little coffin, Mrs. Austin shed tears of
regret for her neglect.
"Oh, I wish I had sent them something.
I might have contributed to make a little
more comfortable the last days of that
little one's life. But I forgot," she said.
And when constantly came the thought
of little May's only gift, the beautiful
wreaths and garlands which decorated her
rooms seemed to lose their bright, cheerful
look. Everything was darkened by the
heavy cloud which shadowed her heart
that Christmas day.
That our happiness be not clouded thus,
nor the beautiful Christmes wreaths lose
to us their cheering aspect,we will remem
ber aome little ones within our reach, if
not across the street, whose friends are so
few, and whose wants are so many.
—Health is the only riches that men
ought to set a value on, for without it all
men are poor,let their estates be what tbey
Dear are the sound* of the Christmas
In the land of the ivied towers,
And they welcome the dearest of fes
In this Western world of ours!
Bright on the holly and mistletoe bough.
The English firelight falls.
And bright are the wreathed evergieens
That gladden our own home walls.
And bark! the first sweet note that
The welcome of the Christmas bells.
They are ringing to-night through the
And across the Swedish fells,
And the Cuban palm-tree dreamily stirs
To the sound ol those Christmas bells!
They ring where the Indian (ianges rolls
Its flood through tbe rice-fields wide;
They swell the far hymns of the Laps
To the. praise of the Crucified.
Sweeter than tones of the ocean's
Mingle the chimes of the Christmas
The years como not back that have
With the past of the Eastern land,
When He plucked the corn on the Sab
And healed the withered hand;
But the bells shall join in a joyous chime
For the One who walked the sea,
And ring agaiu for the better time
Of the Christ that is to be:
Then ring! for the earth's best
In ye, 0 joyous prophet bells.
Dressing the Tree.
The first thing to do is to get yonr
Christmas tree. This is not so easy a mat
ter as one might suppose. Spruce and
balsam are the two kinds of evergreens
used. There is not very much difference
between them. Tbe balsam has a little
thicker growth of branches and the need
les are finer and softer. Spruce is a trifle
more stately and will stand heavier articles
on its branches. Having selected the tree
sometime before Christmas Eye, as is wise,
the question is where to keep it so that the
children will not see it. A cool, dark
home cellar is the best place, or the roof
of the honse may be used.
"I really should like a Christmas tree
for the children, but I can't afford it," said
a little mother the other day. Perhaps she
did not know that a tree oonld be nicely
trimmed for the modest sum of sl. Of
course, this does not include any of the
pretty colored balls or flying angels which
add so much to the beauty of a tree, but
the $1 trimmed tree will be thought pretty
by many little ones.
For the top of the tree a little 10-cent
Santa Claus is bought, then three cents
worth of white cotton is pulled into little
bits and scattered over the tree to repre
sent snow. Fifteen cents will buy a great
lot of pink and white pop-corn, and this is
strung on a thread and festooned over the
tree with excellent effect. Next, for ten
cents a dozen little peppermint candy
canes are purchased and tied to the tips of
the branches, and for the same amount a
yard of tarlatan may be bought, and for
two cents some crimson or blue yarn.
The tarlatan is to be cut into little stock
ings six inches long, sewed together with
a big needle and yarn with a long-loop but
ton-hole stitch, and filled with a few can
dies in bright motto papers. The candies
shonld cost 25 cents, and be a mixture of
lemon and spice drops, and the bright pa
pers five cents. There will be many more
of these than needed, and they can be
twisted into little balls and birds and hung
on the tree. Then, with the 20 cents left,
buy colored candies at five cents a doxen
and little tin holders at three cents a dox
en; add these to tbe tree, placing them on
the tip of the branches, and light them np
on Christmas night. The tree will look
charming, and the stockings and candy
canes will do for presents.
Expensive Christmas trees are not diffi
cult to have, but few—even those who
have money—know how to trim one with
taste. Fiist get a tree that will reach to
the ceiling, and place it in a dark corner
in a firm box mado for the pnrpose- Cover
the box with crystallized paper to repre
sent snow, and place a circle of fairy lamps
in pink and green and bine and yellow
about its base. Purchase as many colored
balls as you like; bang the lafrge ones by
single strtngs from the branches and the
small ones in chains from one branch to
the other. Get six or tei dozen large
sized candles and little crinkled tin holders
and place trwo or three on each branch,
varying the colors. Candy and china an
gels and Cupids and pretty maids swinging
add to the beauty of the tree.
Puritanic Horror of Kissing.
Many ridiculous anecdotes are told to
illustrate Puritanic horror of this pleasa nt
and natural salute—one of Rev. Brown, an
English divine, who was known as the
author of a Biblical Concordance. He
courted his wife seven years before he ask
ed if he might kiss her. "Just as you
please," she answered demurely. "Let
us first ask a blessing," he said, after which
he kissed her.
"Why, it's good!" he exclaimed. "Let
us return thanks." They were married in
a few weeks.
Th«t brings to my mind the saying of a
young woman concerning a suitor whom
she bad rejected. In summing up his
qnalities she said: "He was good looking,
he was educated, he was devoted, he sent
me flowers—l always thought I'd love a
man who sent me flowers —but," she con
cluded in a tone of disdain, "ho hadn't
sense enough to kiss me when he had the
The New Road Law.
A correspondent of the Pittsburg Dis
patch writing from Harrisburg, says that
the Road Law that the State Road Com
mission will propose to the next Legisla
ture, will contain the following features:—
In every township three road commis
sioners shall be elected by the people.
They will hold relatively the same position
to the people as the school directors, hon
orary, rather than political or pecuniary.
These commissioners will appoint road
masters, as many as they thiiik fit, to act
as bosses over the persons working on the
roads. The master will be paid wages for
each day he works, and will be held strict
ly accountable for the duty assigned ..to
It will Le required that farmers shall no
tify tho Commissioners not later than
April 15 of each year whether they desire
to work out the amount of their road tax.
If to, the road masters will notify them in
divide/ .Hy of the exrtct day and place
when# they must report for work. If they
are. no t there at the a] jpointed time the
manU r must promptly hire somebody else
asdl notify the commissioners, who will
cotii* ct the full cash tax from the absentee.
t hey will do the sam.e if he does work
aad yet does not perlor in the work in a
?ro per manner.
i—"Tis easier to critioi 80 than to conect.
I heard the bell* on Christmas day
Their old familiar carols play,
And wild and sweet
The words repeat
Of "Peace on earth, good-will to men.',
And thought how, as the day had come.
The belfries of all Christendom
Now roll along
The unbroken song
Of "Peace en earth, good-will to men."
Till ringing, singing, on its way,
The world revolved from night to day,
A voice, a chime,
A chant sublime.
Of "Peace on earth, good-will to men.'
But in despair I bowed my head, —
"There is no peace on earth," I said;
"For hate is strong,"
And mocks the song
Of "Feace on earth, good-will to men."
Then pealed the bells,inore loud and deep
"God is not dead; nor doth He sleep!
The Wrong shall fail, the Right prevail.
With peace on earth, good-will to men.'
Get the Stockings Ready.
Get ready the stock
ings and do it right
quick, for Christmas
is coming, and with
it St. Nick. His rein
deers, impatient to be
on the way, already
are hitched to his well
laden sleigh. St. Nick
in his furs and in haste
to depart stands ready
to whistle the signal to
start, and then on the
snow clouds afloat in
the sky, St. Kick and
hi* wild reindeers will
Then down thro'
he'll view, and
fill them with
toy* and nice
too. The chil
dren are count
ing th e d ays
till he's here, and
visions of C hrist
mas appear. So haste
with the stockings, o o
and do it right oo o
quick for Christ- 000 o o
mas is coming, and
with it St
Marriage In a Hack.
The ancient dictnm that the course of
true love never runs smoothly has had a
new and exciting illustration in Kentucky.
A oouple down there detei mined to wed in
spite of the objection* of the girl's father.
They accordingly started for the county
town lor the purpose of procuring a license.
At the Court House the license was refus
ed. Nothing daunted the pair secured a
hack and drove to the residence of the
County Clerk in an adjoining county where
they were successful. Then a 'Squire was
found, and the party started in the hack at
breakneck speed for Newport.
While en route the bride espied her
father down the road driving like mad.
The 'Squire could not marry the couple
until he got inside the corporation lines.
The hackmau had his horses going in a
wild gallop. At last they approached the
line. The couple stood up and clasped
hands. 'Squire Hallen braoed himself
against the seat and clasping the fond
hands watched for the line. By this time
the father was within ten feet yelling as
the hack dashed across the line and while
it was rocking like a boat in a storm Hallen
married the couple.
The father being a sensible fellow when
he iound himself beaten, accepted the situ
ation gracefully, gave the couple his bless
ing and returned home with them.
Verily, love laughs at obstacles.
A Farm That Ran Away.
About the last thing in the world that
one would expect to lose by its running
away would be a farm. Yet in Holland
there has certainly been one case (and
there may have been many more) where a
farm literally ran away from its owner and
was tugged home by canal boats. As every
one knows, the whole land of Holland lies
lower than the ocean, and is only protect
ed by the immeaae dikes which are a won
der of the world; also, by great pumps,
moved by steam or wind, that pumps up
the water which steals under the dikes and
return it in the sea through the many
canals. In the case referred to, where a
canal had been dug, the water slipped in
silently behind its protecting dike,or work
ed away under the surface of a large farm,
and undermined it, while the farmer was
thinking of no danger, until one day a
great storm arose, and behold, the water
had separated this farm from the rest of
the land, and the poor farmer had the
ha.! the grief to see his own beautiful farm
hurr away as fast as it could go to join
it S eif to another man's farm on the opposite
side of the stream! But after the storm it
was surrounded by canal boats and brought
back, where by Beans well known to the
Dutch it was safely Anchored in its own
"Solomon in AH Ha Glory."
"VTe have recently read a humorous
description of a donation party giv-en to a
good country clergyman, in part paysmnt
of bis small salary, the principal result be
ing twenty -seven bushels of beans and a
large variety of second hand clothing for
his five children. The patience of the
clergyman's wife gave out. On the next
Sunday she drtraaed all her five children in
the donated feeomd-hand clothing, and
under her direction they marched up the
aisle just as the good pastor was reading
that beautiful passage, -"Yet Solomon in all
his glory was not assayed like one of
these." "We need not MLA that the next
donation party was of aa«atirely different
character. Christmas i* *o*ing, and per
haps this story may sugntwt *• some of our
readers that there are better things to give
the pastor than second-hand clotting and
tweuty-seven bushels of beans.
—Despite the very beat attention l»-
fiowcd upon the baby, it will grow Kick
aad troublesome by reason of colic,
diarrbtea, teething etc. Do not fail, then,
to use Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup. Price 25 c.
A bad case of catarrh or influenza will
alw«y« yield to the mild curative qualities
of Old Saul 's Catarrh Cure. Price only 25
—There is an institution in Kentucky—
right there among the lithe and willowy
"Bine Grass" belles, whose beauty is
enough to drive you craiy—an institution
founded upon the principles advocated by
Count Tolstoi. The institution is of ancient
origin, and contains abont one hundred
men who has taken the vow of eternal
celibacy. No woman ever crossed the
threshold or that gloomy pile—to do so
would bo to profane the holy ground.
A Christmas Song.
The Christmas bells, in many a clime,
Their joyous peals are ringing,
And sweet in cot and palace chime
The children's voices ring.
To Christ we raise our thanks and praise
For all the lore He bore u»;
For his dear sake our hymn we make,
Aad swell the Christmas chorus.
We bless His birth who came to earth,
And in bis cradle lowly
Received the earliest Christmas gifts,—
The Cbrist-child pure and holy.
He gave oar friends, our joy He sends,
lie ever watches o'er us;
lie bends llis ear our song to hear,
And loves oar Christmas chorus.
Still, "Peace on earth.good-will to men,"
The heav'nly choirs are ringing-.
And "Peace on earth.good-will to men. - '
Throcgh earth to-night Is ringing.
We catch the strain with sweet refrain
That angels sang before us,
And join the song with heart and tongue,
Tho holy Christmas chorus.
An Emperor On Education.
The story of the Frenchman who, on en
gaging a new valet, instructed him that a
part of his duties would be to awaken hi*
master at an early hour every morning and
tell bim under what form of government
France was at that moment existing, will
have to give place to some story of a Ger
man burgomaster who stipulates to be told
betimes each day in what new role bis
Emperor has appeared. William's latest
character is that of lecturer on pedagogy;
and it cannot be denied that the royal de
liverances about schools and school teach
ing have at any rate commanded a wide
audience. If the Berlin sorrespondents are
to be trusted, Germany is in a state of
agitation seldom equaled, the occasion
being his Majesty's rough and ready treat
ment of the Teutonic idol, education.
Presumably Kaiser William is aware of
the danger which besets a king who under
takes to extend his scepter over intellectual
realms. Probably he bears in mind the
dreadful example of James I. of England,
whom historians call a fool chiefly for the
reason that the author of "A counterblast
Against Tobacco" claimed to be a Sob."
mon. One so fond of saying sharp things
as is the Kaiser must often smile, possibly
a little grimly, when he recalls Bucking
ham's celebrated proposal, made in a jovial
company that inclnded the merry monarch
himself, Tor an epitaph upon Charles 11.
Hore lies our sovereign lord, the King,
Whose word no man relies on;
Wha never said a foolish thing,
And never did a wise one.
He Peeped Through a Keyhole.
In the Germantown District an old
gentlemau named Heidencooper met with
a singular accident on the night of the 28th
alt. It seems the old gent's daughter has
been having a young man call on her for
some time,bat some how or other he never
could get a sight of him, bat like a good
parent be was naturally anxious to tee the
man who had his daughter's friendship, if
nothing else. He thought the matter over
for a while and finally hit upon a plan. On
the night mentioned the young man called
and about 12 o'clock the old gent thought
it about time to take a peep at him, so he
arose from bis bed and taking a candle,
sailed down stairs clad in nothing but a
shirt. He approached the sitting room
stealthily to get a look through the key
hole. To prevent the oouple inside from
seeing the light of the candle, be held it
behind him, but unluckily in stooping
down, the candle came in oontaat with bis
shirt tail and in an instant the garment
was in a blaze and the old man was snort
ing round the room like a mad bnll and
yelling like a Indian. The girl and the
fellow rushed in, threw the old man on the
floor and with the aid of a buoket of water
and a piece of carpet extinguished the
flames, bat not nntil Heidencooper was
badly burned all over. He will recover.—
Beaver Falls Tribune.
A Long-Felt Want.
Able Editor—Want a position, eht Do
y«« nnderstandjthe tariff question?
Applicant—Um—to tell the truth,l don't
know anything about the tariff.
"Are you familiar with international
* "No, can't say that I am."
"Have you followed np t ho yarions
African and Polar explorations, and have
yon all the localities at yoar finger ends,
so that yon could write colamn after
column on the subject without exhausting
"I—l never took any interest is «*cU
"Are you thoroughly familiar with
English, French, German and Russian
"Don't know anything about European
squabbles, and don't want to."
"Yonng man, take that desk there. I
shouldn't wonder if you could make a paper
that sensible people would like to read."—
Caught a Sucker.
Arteuias "Ward used to tell about two
.New England brothers, says Bill Nye, who
met after a separation of ten years and
saluted each other as follows:
"Hullo, Henry! Py George, how be
"Ob. tolable for an old man. How be
"Wall, [fair to middlin'. What's ths
"Oh, nawthin' speshal. 'Member that
old hosa I nsed to hev?"
"Sho! Tis, yis, of course. What of
him? Is he dead?"
"No. I sold him."
"Tis. Got $l5O faw bim."
"Well, well, well! Must hev picked up
a sucah, didn't ye? Who did ye sell him
"My patience! I never could guess in
fawty years. When d'je sell him tew,
"Well, sir, I cold him to mothah."
I would not enter on my list of friends
Though graced with polished manners
and fine sense,
Yet wanting sensibility, the man
Who needlessly sets foot upon a wortn.
—Fenner's Golden Belief is warrant
ed to relieve toothache, headache, neural
gia, or any other pain in 2 to 8 minutes.
Also bruise#, w-uunds, wire oats, swelling*,
bites barns, summer complaints, oolic,
(also in horses), diarrhoea, dysentery and
flux. If satisfaction not given money
time as a good time; a kind, forgiving
charitable, pleasant time. It is good to
be children sometimes, and never better
than at Christmas, when its mighty
Founder was a child Himself."— LHckens.
Vhen you get into a tight place, and
everything goes against yoa, till it swnu
as if you could not hold on a minute long
, er, never give up then, for that's just the
place and time that the tide will torn.