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VOL. XXV 1 TI
Robes and Blankets
As cold wentber approaches
horse owners \ 11 save money
by buying tin horse blank
ents, knee roL , tc.. now.
A good warm blanket on a !
horse in cold weather saves!
more for the owner than any- j
thing else. | 1
The largest and most com
plete line of robes,blankets,har- .
ness,whips,trunks, valises, etc.,
in the county,and at. the lowest j
prices, will alwxys be tound at!
124 N. Main St.,
D. E. JACKSON.
103 8. Main St. - - Butler, Pa.
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 out as fast as
they ongbt to
CUT PRICES AWAY DOWN,
as we must on account of scarcity of
room close them out to make room
for Spring Goods.
If you want a Cloak, Jacket or
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.
Or if you want Blankets, Comfort*.
Underwear. Ladies' or Gents', Flan
nels, Canton Fla »nel or anything in
before the Stock is broken, bnt
to examine oor large stock of Dress
Goods, which are included in this
Also Fanty and Dress Plushes,
Black Sniah and Gros Grain Silks,
•11 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 lor half our goods, until
you 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 Si
per double bolt.
Examine our Stock.
J. H. Douglass,
Near Postotfice, Butler, Pa.
Extraordinary Bargains are offer
ed here in
Everything in furnishings for ladies,
children and men.
Compare onr prices with what you
have been paying and Ere if ycu
can't save money by dealing with
John M. Arthurs.
333 SOUTH MAIN STREET. 333
Big Overcoat Sale
The Racket Store.
OVERCOATS OF ALL GRADES,
STYLES AND COLORS AT
ROCK BOTTOM PRICES FOR
REMEMBER THAT NO FIRM
DOING A CREDIT BUSINESS
CAN QUOTE THE LOW CASH
PRICES YOU WILL FIND
AT THE ONE PRICE
48 S. Main St.,
p»t«at Variablt Friction ami Brit Kwl.
Steam Engines, Hay Presses,
Shing'e Mills. &c
Portable Grist Mills,
Bend lor llliin. Tlirenlitnir Marlilnra. tr.
Catalogue. A. U. FAltqriUK CO.. York, Pa.
a «-r#r Job* K
60 f*.*.X. 1 f I us. U"a4«r,
y •> . i*r'nt«k? •» t> ill, l'i«t •«!•-
U*rh j 41 Qui. kiy how t«. r*r» fr tn *.*. is
•10 .. day «l ftm al«r». nnJ n« you r-
T«. a. a« ». Uti fttri#. If* «n> | Ul4 • f
AWrrV*. ym Pomn. r«rr at b- tw, *!*•
Ihf ail your tfnfAr »|»apr ni<-m<*nls onlj l*»
It# frork. Ail U rrn. (~<«: ~»} M Jf» Ur
nr*ry Worlurr V..- » ,1 j on, r"rn!.h:t-jr
«v*fr»hln»r I.AtILY. Mt»E£l>ILY irmnurrt.
I'AH«I- t !,AK* H KK. Add."*' at o»r»,
K»| ..TVI * 4 !.TLL\|», JUIMU
YOU CAN j ;*•!)
Who Wul >"iiracl toz ta l..»uci r 'rr
"THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
PROFESSIONAL CARDS. I
Is now permanently located at 120 Sooth Main
Street- Butler. Ta. In rooms formerly ccouplcd
by Dr. tValdroo.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
I'HVSICIAN AM> Scsoaox.
Office and re- idence at 224 Graham Street.
rantciAN AND scaoßOK,
>'ew Troutman Building. Butler, l'a.
Dr. A. A. Kelty,
Office at Rose Point, Liwrcnce county. Pa.
E. N. LEaKK, M. I). J. £• MANN, M. D. 1
Uyna-colOjO' and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nofce and
DRS. LEAKE& MANN,
G. Ma ZIMMERMAN.
rUVnICIAK AND RCSfiEOK,
Office at No. 15. S. Main street, over Frank A
CVs OIUK Store. Butler, Pa,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
60. 22 Estt Jt flu ton St., llLtler, Pa.
W. R. TITZEL.
PHYSICIAN A - ;D SURGEON. '
S. W. Corner Main and North Sts., Butler, l'a. ■
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artillcli.l Tffth Inserted cn the latest*im
proved plan. Gold Filling: a specialty. Office—
over Scnaul's Clothing Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertaining to the profession" execut
ed in 1 lie neatest manner.
Specialties :—Gold l-'ilimgs, and Painless Kx
traction ot Teeth, Vitalized Air administered. <
Ofllre on J»ffer»on Street, onr ilonr Bast of I,onr;
limine, t'p Stairs.
Office open daily, except Wednesday* and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive |
H, D.—The only Denttet In Butler u.-dug;the
best iu»kes or teeth.
J. W. MILLER,
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Carpenter and Builder.
Maps, plane, specification* and esti
mate*; ali kinds of architectural and en
gineering work. No charge for drawing if
I contract (lie work. Consult your best in
terests; plan before you build. Informa
tion cheerfully given. A share of public
patronage is solicited.
P. O. Box 1007. Oflieo S. W. of Court
House, Uatler, l'a.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
OFFIC* KKA* DIAMONP, BUTLKK, PA.
A. M. CHHISTLEY,
ATOOBNEY \T I/A .
Office second floor. Anderson B1 k, Malu St.,
near Court, Bouse, lHitlci . Pa.
J. W. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT IJVV.
1 Offiie fiti fii rend r.oor of the Iliteelton block,
Diamond, ftutler. l'a., Koom No. I.
A. T. scorr. J. r. *iw.
• SCOTT &i WILSON,
collection* a specialty. Office at No. *, South
Diamond, Butler. Pa.
JAMES N. MOORE,
ATTOKHSY-AT-LAW AND N'OTAKY PUBLIC.
Office in Boom No. 1. second floor of Huselfon
Bloj'k, entrance 011 Diamond.
A. E. RUSSELL,
ATI'OHNEY AT LAW.
l)fflce on second floor of New Anderson Biock
Main St..—near Diamond.
Attorney at I.aw, onice at No. 17, East Jeffer
son St., Duller, l'a.;
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Law and Ik al Kstatc Agent-. Of
flee rear of L. '/■■ Mitchell's office on north side
of Diamond, Butler, IV
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor of
Anderson building, near Court Bouse, Butler,
J. K BRITTAIN.
Att'y at I.aw—OHlee at 8. E. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, liutlcr, l'a.
, Att'y at Law—Office on South side of Diamond
Bauer. Pa. <
L. 8, McJUNKIN,
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
17 F.AST JEFFERSON.ST.
BUTLER, - I'A.
ttituai Fire insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunnin£i'am Sts.
'3. C. ROESSINO, i'UKHIDBNT.
H. C. IIKINEMAN, SKCRKXABY.
jO. C. Uoi'sMne, i rson Oliver,
' | J. 1, Purvis, Jl;<-S >te)ih<'iisui',
► 1 \. Tri-utn ■•:, i:i'. llelhenian.
j Alf'\\i k, . V.i I,*
Dr. W. Irvln !'r Ui I • '1 ac ;,
J. W. Burl: I>ait, D. T. Norrif.
LOYAL M'iUMKiN, Gen. Ag't
BT7 r V r.F:F, IP A.
J LOCAL OR TPAVEMNG.
* To sell our Nut-mr >itcM*k. expeimes and
r 1 hic*£Uiy emplo.'f uu ut
r CHAM I I;OTIIH.'S COMPANY,
Hot-heater, N. Y
..■>» ~ ' •viiya prr.d.
fcJvL* ,'J - - "i THOSfiAS,
I Ut HmbWim buxct. ChibACQr
The Keynote of
Oil l ' Success:
Solid values backed by merit will always
win, and the masses will flock to where
thev ueuhe best value for their money.
HESITATE ACT BUI <<o TO
Bickels Grand Clearance
SOME OF HIS OFFERINGS.
123 pair of children's grain ami calf shoes, tipped, at 70c to sl.
200 pair 0? misses' spriug he-el shoes, Dongola or l'ebblo Uoat, at 85c to
500 pair of ladies', Pebblo Goat or Poogola, shoes at 85c to $1.50,
150 pair of ladie.s fine Dongola plain tip or with |>atent leather tip,
all sizes anti'al! widths at SI.OO, $2, $2.25, and $2.50.
300 pair of gent's shccs, Lace c>r Congress, plain toe or tip on toe, at $1.25,
$1 50, $2, $2.50 and $3
Thousands of pairs for a thousand different purposes, in a thousand different
styles and shapes—fine, medium and heavy grades—for city and out of
1 have ulso 20 cases metis" kip boots at cost.
15 cases boy's heavy kip boots, sizes 1-5, at $1 to $1.50.
2 cases (CO paira ench) woman's everyday iuccd shoes at 75c.
The balance of our Holiday Slippers at
.A. Large Stock of Rubber Groods.
Leather and Findings.
Boots and Shoes Hade to Order.
Repairing ncotlv r.nd promptly done either in leather or rubber goods
"When in need of auy thing in my line give me a call."
New Number? 33G H. IVJain Street.
BUTLER, - -- -- -- -- PENN'A
BUTLER, IN ADVER
GOODS SAY "THE
LARGEST STOCK AND
THE LOWEST PRICES."
COME IN AND EX
AMINE THE STOCK
AND PRICES AT
RITTER & RALSTON'S.
every WATERPROOF COLLAR OR CUFF
THAT CAN BE RELIED ON
BE UP | ptforfc . -fcO 131311* !
TO I —" - - 1
THE MARK ! 3>Jot tO ZDlgOOlOlTg
- r .-J BEARS THIS MARK.
NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF
COLLAR IN THE MARKET.
liSrouoSl QUICKLY MARRIED
■I | SAPOLIO is ono of tho best known city luxuries and each tirno a raka
is used an hour is saved. On floors, tables end painted work it acts liko
1 a charm. For scouring* pot 3, pans bud r/iutals it has no equal. If your
I store-kooper does not keep it you should insist upon hi 3 doing so, as it
always gives satisfaction and its immense sale all over tho United States
makes it an almost necessary article to any well supplied store. Every
thing shines after its U3O, and oven the childron delight in it ;n
\ their attempts to help around tho house.
lUH'LKU, nil I) A V. .1 A X I \A RY '2, 18SM.
Captain Sam Brady rid "Slay-go.
In by-gone days of long ago,
When soldiers were but few.
And rambling bauds of red men
Strolled ail the country throngh.
There lived a maid in Vannahstown,
The called her Lassie Jean.
The Indians took her prisoner
At the age of seventeen.
A younger lass, poor hapless child,
They stole her on the sly,
And both were mounted on a horse,
Hut Brady heard their cry.
He traced their trail o'er hill and dale, j
Along the lonesome way,
At length he heard down a vale
The stolen horse's neigh.
Then striking straight across the hill,
lie. like an arrow sped.
And wending down the sloping side,
lie struck the path ahead.
Upon a knoll he sat hiui down
To watch the path with care,
Resolved if Indians come in sight
To slay them then and there.
When soon an Ind'aß on a horse,
Upon tho path was seen,
The little girl fast in bis arms,
And on behind was Jean.
Secreted then clrso by a tree,
As they came riding by.
He leveled "Slay-g'>" on his head.
->nd shot him through tne eye.
The savage tumbled off the horse,
As dead as O sar's dog;
Ite scalped him with his glittering knife,
And threw him o'er a log.
When I was yet a beardless youth,
A flaxen-headed boy,
I often heard my father tell
How Jennie jumped for joy.
She seized the Captain by the hand,
"God blew thee crermore;"
He slew the savage with a shot,
lie steeped his beard in gore.
The younger la. s buret out and cried.
For she was but a child,
A captive stranger far from home,
Amid the desert wild.
Her words were those of hapless fate,
That 'ouch the huuiau heart.
And rou. e the soul to sympathy
And wake the better part.
Such as none but tender hearts,
E'er give a Christian thought,
Tbo-e nobly brave Samaritans
That's neither sold nor bought.
Then let us tjuote John Kodger's lines,
And for bis memory's sake;
A sample bright he left the world,
E'er burning ut tho stake.
"Give of your portion to the poor
As riches doth arise.
And from the needy, naked soul
Turn not away your eyes."
Or let me quote for practice sake
A lino or two from Jennie,
A prisoner in the wilderness,
Along with little Minnie.
"Oh, Captain, will you care for us
Within the desert wilds.
Captive strangers far from home,
Transported many miles.
"The Indians are hunting ns,
And beasts of prey are prowling,
The night hawks crying hoo boo hoo,
Aud hungry wolves a-chowliug.
The weather's chill, (he hills are bleak,
The western presses,
And we aie thin and sparely clad,
Just in our coi on dres. es,
Ob, Captain, will you care for us,
Fo saken aod lorloru,
And take ns homo to Hannahslown
AY here we were bred and born."
"Ob, yes, dear ehild, I'll take thee home
Upon the stolen horse,
I'll guard thy life with "Slay-go"
Tho dreary plains across."
There's ample Halm in (iilead
For those who wcaiy mourn;
There's ransom for the prisoners,
Forsaken and forlorn.
Then nobly brave as Mo.ses was
To Israel of old,
ile led them tl rong'u to Hannahstown,
And cow the story's told.
R. T. BRADV.
NOT (il ILTY.
In the spring of 18—I was called to
Jackson, Ala., to attend court, having been
engaged to defend a young man who had
been accused of robbing tho mail. The
stolen bag had been recovered, as wS?ll as
the letters from which the money had been
rifled. Those letters were given me for
examination, and I returned them to the
prosecuting attorney. Having got through
my preliminaries about noon, and as the
case \\onld not come off before the next
day, I went into court iu the afternoon to
see w hat was going on. Tho lirst case
that came up was one of tlieft, and the
prisoner was a young girl not more than
seventeen years of age, named Ehzabeth
Med worth. She was very pretty, and bore
that mild innocent look which is seldom
found in a culprit. She had been weeping
profusely, but as she found so many eyes
upon lier, sho became too frightened to
weep more. The complaint against her set
forth that she had stolen a hundred dollars
from a Mis. Nasby, and as tho case went
on 1 found that this Mrs. Nasby, a wealthy
widow, living in the town, was the girl s
mistress. Tho poor girl declared her in
nocence in the wildest terms, but circum
stances were hard against her. A hundred
dollars in bank notes had been stolen from
her mistress's room, and sho was the only
one that had access tlie-e. At this junc
ture, when the mistress was upon tho wit
nesf-sta id, a young man came and caught
ine by the orm.
"They tell me you are a very line law
yer," he wb'spered.
"I am a lawj <-r," I said.
"Then save her! You certainly can do it
for she is innocent."
"Has she no counsel '' I asked.
"None that is good for anything—no
b'>dy that will do anything for her. Oh,
sivo her, and 1 w ill give you all that I've
got. I can't give you much hut I can raise
I reflected a moment. I cat my eyes
toward the prisoner, and he was at that
moment looking tc wards me. She caught
my eye and tho volume of entreaty I read
in her glance resolved me in a moment. I
arose and went to the girl and asked her
if she wi -hed me to defend her. Sho said
yes. 1 then informed the court that I was
ready to enter the case, and was admitted
at once. The load murmur of satisfaction
that ran throngh the crowd told me where
tie sympathies of the people were. 1 ask
o I for a moment's cessation that I might
speak to iny client. I went and sat down
by her ide ami asked her to state calmly
the v hole cae. She told mo sho had liv
od with Mrs. Nasby nearly two years, and
never bad any trouble before. About two
weeks ago her mistress had missed a
hundred dollars. "She missed it from her
drawer," the girl said to me, "and asked
me about it. That evening 1 know Nancy
Luther told Mrs. Nasby that she saw mo
take the money—that she watched ine from
th»- keyhole. Then they went to my trunk
and fonuil twt-nty-five dollars of the miss
itift utoui-y." I asked her if she suspected
any one. "1 don't know," she said, "who
could have done it but Nancy. She never
liked me because t,he thought I was better
treated than she. She is cook I was
chamber maid." She pointed Xancy
I.nther out to me. She a stout, bold
faced girl, somewhere about twenty-five
\cars oi l, with a low forehead, small eye*,
pug nose and thick lips. I caught her
eye at once, as it rested on the fair, young
! prisoner, and the moment I detected the
look of hatred which I read there I was
I convinced that she was a rogue.
"Nancy Lather, did yon say that girl's
i name was?" I asked, for a new light had
| broken in upon me.
I left tho court room and went to the
prosecuting attorney and asked him for the
letteis I had handed bim—the ones which
had been stolen from the mail-bag. lie
I gave them to mo. and having selected nue
j I returned the rest and told him I would
' see be had the oae I kept before night. I
i then leinrned to the conrt room and the
case went on.
Mrs. JTasby resumed her testimony.
I Sue said she entrusted ihc room to the
j prisoner's care, and that no one else had
access theie save herself. Then she de
! scribed about the missing money, aud clos
| ed br telling how she found twenty-five
dollars IU the prisoner's trunk. She could
swear it was the identical money she had
lost, in two ten. and one five dollar bank
"Mrs. Xasby," I said, "wneu you first
mis-en the money had you any reason to
believe that the prisoner had taken the
"No, sir," she answered.
"Had yo'i ever detected her in auy dis
"Should you have thought of searching
her trunk had not Nancy Luther advised
and informed you?"
Mrs. Nasby left the stand, and Nancy
Luther took her place, She came np with
a bold front and cast a defiant look npon
me, as if to say, "Trap me if you can."
She then gave her evidence as follows:
She said that on the night the monoy
was taken she saw the prisoner go upstairs,
and from the sly manner iu which she went
up. she suspected that all was not right, so
she followed her up. "Elizabeth went to
Mrs. Na.-by's room and shut the door after
her. I stooped down and looked through
the keyhole, and saw her take tho money
and put it in her pocVet. Then she stoop
ed down and picked up the lamp, and, as I
saw she was coming out, I hurried away."
Then she went on, told how she informed
her mistress of this and how she proposed
to soareb the girl's trunk. I called Mrs.
"Yon said no one save yourself had ac
cess to your room. Now couldn't Nancy
Luther have entered the room if she
"Certainly, sir; I meant no one else had
any right there."
I saw that Mrs. Nasby, though naturally
a hard woman, was somewhat moved by
poor Elizabeth's misery.
"Could your cook have known, by any
means in your know'edge, where yonr
"Yes, sir; for she has often come to my
room v hen I was there, and I havo often
given her money to buy provisions of
markctmen who happened along with their
"One more question: Have you known
of the prisoner having used money since
this was stolen?"
I now cailed Nancy Luther back and she
began to tremble a little, though her look
was bold anil defiant as ever.
Miss Luther," said I, "why did you not
inform yonr mistress at once of what yon
had seen, without waiting for her to ask
about her money!"
•'Because 1 could not make np my mind
to expose the poor girl," she answered
"You say you looked through the key
hole and saw her take the money?"
"Where did she place the lamp *hen
she did so?"
"fin tho bureau."
"In your testimony you said she stooped
down when she picked it up. What did
you mean by that?" The girl hositated,
and finally said that she did not mean any
thing. only that .-he picked up tho lamp.
"Very well," said 1; "How long have you
been with Mrs. Nasby?"
"Not quite a year."
"How much does she pay you a wcokT"
"A dollar and three quarlers."
"Have you taken up any of your pay
since you have been there?"
"I don't know, sir."
•'Why don't you know?"
"How should I? I havo taken it at dif
ferent times just as 1 wanted it, and kept
"Then you have not laid up any money
since you havo been there?"
"No, sir; only what Mrs. Nasby may
"Will you tell mo if you belong to this
"I do, sir."
"In what town?"
She hesitated and the bold look forsook
her. I uext turned to Mrs. Nasby.
"Do you ever take a receipt from your
girls when you pay them?"
"Can you send and get ono for met"
"She told you the truth, sir, about the
"Oh, T don't doubt it," I replied, "But
particular proof is tho thing for tho court
room. So if you can I wish yon would
procure the receipts." She said she would
willingly if tho court said so. Tho court
did say so and she went, llejr dwelling
was not far off, and she soon returned and
handed mo four receipts, which I ti>ok and
examiued. They were signed by a strong
staggering hand by tho witness.
"Now, Nancy I.nther," I said, turning
to tho witness and speaking in a quick
startling tone, at the same time looking
her squarely in the eye, "pleaso toll tbe
Court and jury where you got tho seventy
five dollars you sent in your letter to your
sister in Somert." At this she started as
though a volcano had burst at hor leet.
She turned pale a- death and every limb
shook violently. I waited until tho peoplo
could have the opportunity to nee hor
emotion and then 1 repeated the question.
"I—never—sent —any," she gasped.
"You did!" I thundeied. for I was ox
"j—i didn't," she faintly murmured,,
grasping the railing at her side for support.
"May il please your Honor and tho gen
tlemen of the jury," I said, "I cams here
to defend a man who was arrested for rob
bing the mail and in the course of my pre
limitary examination 1 lia.l access to lot
tery which, hail been torn open and robbed
|of money. When I entered upon the ease
j and heard the name of tho witness pro-
I nounced, I went out and got this letter
which I now hold, for 1 remembered hav
ing seen one bearing the signature of
Nancy Lntbei. The letter was taken from
the mail-bags, and it contained seventy
five dollars; by looking at the poetmark
you will observe that it was mailed tho j
day after the hundred dollar* .was taken j
from Airs. Nashy's drawer, and was direct
ed to Dorcas I.nther, Somert. Montgomery
county. And now you will observe that
one hand wrote the letter and signed the
receipt, and the jury will also observe.
And now I will only add, it is plain to see
how the seventy-five dollars were sent off
for safe keeping, whilo the remaining
twenty-five were placed iu the prisoner's
trunk for the purpose of covering the real
criminal. I now leave my client's case in
The case was given to the jury imme
diately alter their examination of the let
ter. They Lad heard from the witness's
own uiouth that she had no money of her
own, and without leaving their seats they
returned a verdict of not guilty.
I will not describe the scene that follow
ed; but if Nancy Luther had not been im
mediately arrested for theft she would have
been obliged to seek protection of the
officers, or the excited people would 1 ave
maimed her, if they had r.ot done more.
The next morning I received a note in
which I was told that the within was bat a
small token of gratitnde dne me for my
effort iu behalf of the poor defenseless
maiden. It was signed "Several Citiiens,"
and contained one hundre 1 dollars. Short
ly aflerward the youth who had first beg
ged me to take the case called upon me
with all tbe money he could raise; bnt I
refused his hard earnings, showing him
that 1 had already been paid. Before I
101 l town I was a guest at his wedding—
my fair client being the happy bride.
Rev, Dr. Taluiage is one of those light
hearted, broad-minded men who scatter
sunshine wherever they go. Hear him in
the current number of the Ladies' Home
Jour • il: •'! enjoin upon all those of my
Jo:i ail leaders, whom these holiday times
find in comfortable circumstances, two
things: First, helpfulness to the helpless,
and the ne\t, cheerful talk. This experi
ment has been made by medical scientists.
A dozen men conspire to tell a well man
he looks sick. They are to meet him on a
journey, and by the time the fourth man is
giving him melancholy salutation, he feels
he is doomed, and the twelfth man comes
up with his melancholy salutation just in
time to help carry him home on a stretcher.
Then twelve men conspire that they will
meet a man in uncertain health and tell
htm how well ho looks. By the time the
fourth man has met him with a cheerful
salutation, his nervous system is all toned
up, and by the time tho twelfth man has
met him with his cheerful salutation, he
says to his wife: "Throw out that apothe
cary shop from onr shelves; I don't want
any more medicine."
"Now, the nation is only a man on a
large scale. II you want to prostrate busi
ness and keep it prostrated,talk in dolorous
tone and keep on talking. Let all the
merchants sigh, and all the editors prog
nosticate a hard winter, and all the min
isters groan in tho pulpit. In the grett
orchestra of complaint, those who play the
loudest trombones are those who have the
fullest salaries and the completest ware
robe. They are only made because they
have to fall back upon the>urplus resources
of other years, or because they cannot
make as large investments as they would
like to make. Did you have your break
fast? Yes. Did you have jour supper last
night? Yes. Did you havo a pillow to
sleep on? Yes. What aro you complain
ing about? The genuine sufferers, those
who are really in destitution, for the most
part suffer in silence; but the loudest cries
against hard times are by the men to whom
tho times aro not hard. Artists tell us it
is almost impossible is sing well on a full
stomach, but it has been demonstrated
over aud over again that is is possible for
men to groan well on a full stomach!
Kisses and Caiamels.
"You most not do that, Charley Buster.
Tho moon peered throngh the \ enetian
blinds of the iiont parlor window, bnt his
great broad face was three-quarters hidden
with proper modesty and becoming mein.
He did not.want to spoil the lun, bnt he
wanted to keep one eye at least on giddy
Charley Iluster. "Sock," and the offense
(?) was repeated.
"Charley Bester. don't you know that
that is prohibited?"
"No, Clarissa Jujube. I do not know
that, and when yon assail my knowledge
of national matters I must rise to defend
myself. Kisses aro not prohibited. .Shoes
may bo prohibited, and clothes may hang
beyond our reach, but IJbave scanned the
Tariff bill from beginning to end, and I
have failed to find any tax on kisses.
Sugar, too. mark you, 10 grade. Dutch
standard, is free. We may be reduced to
the fig-leaf style of apparel, but we can
always kiss and eat caramels. And kisses
and caramels, Clarissa, is love.
Not Up on Sewers.
Ile was a young man of -0 with a iaT
away look in his eyes, and she was a girl
of IS with » turn up nose and the light of
curiosity in her eyes. They had scarcely
seated themselves in a Woodward avenue
car when she a.-ked:
"Why is this street torn np, Tom?"
"Building a sewer," ho replied.
"What do they want of a sewer?" sho
"To run off the water."
"But why do they want to run off the
Because excuse me."
Ho hurried on to the rear platform and
took a seat on tho railing aud as the con
ductor looked at bim rather sharply ho ex
"Next thing she'd have asked me what
is a sower, and how in sugar do 1 know! I
never saw a sewer. 1 m not in the sewer
business. I suppose it s something? or other
underground, but I'm uot going to give my
aelf away, you know."
He Sizes up the Cranks.
Capt. Densmore, who has command of
tho White House detection squad, i»
reckoned tho most expert judge of cranks
in this country. His first lieutenant has
an upper arm that is as big as an ordinary
man's thigh, and his fellows aro all athletes.
Tho squad has plenty to do. Dozens of
persons ntllieted with one form or another
of dementia are turned away by them from
the Executive Mansion every day. Tho
moment an individual appears whose aspect
is not entirely satisfactory, ho is asked
what his business is aud unless his reply is
reassuring be is not admitted. A Jow da} s
ago a man called to xee Mr. Harrison with
a tin box under his arm. Tin boxes are
suspicious articles, and he was pressed
clo.-ely about his e.rrwul. Finally ihe said
that he had a new kind of religion in the
box to show the President, Ofcounothat
settlead him.—Buffalo Commercial.
—ltch on human and horses and a!.' ani
mals cured in minutes by • . Woouord s
Sanitary Lotion. This never fads, .fcolu
by J C Kedick, druggist, Butler.
»5 Babies in 3 Weeks.
During the week before the Holiday* an
acute observer in the Senate galleries at
Washington might have seen numerous
self-congratulatory smiles chase each other
over the countenances of some of the
statesmen who occupy places on the door;
but not until Monday of last week was the
reason lor these apparent Grave and
reverend Senators—to some of whom the
delights of early fatherhood were bnt
memories—sent out and purchased silver
mugs and silver spoons, and had name*
engraved thereon. Others folded np
samples of the newest and most crisp 93
or $lO bills, thile others wrote nice letters
to accompany the presents, singularly
enough, all of them addressed to the same
person at the same address. The United
States Senate has been made the scene of
a confidence man's operations, and he
would be working the greatest deli oem live
body in the world yet had he not in an un
lucky moment decided to make a victim of
Senator Manderson. of Nebraska, who
found in his mail the following letter:
"B.<-JioaK,Dec. 20, 1890.—Hon. Cbas.
P. Manderson —Dear Sir. Inclosed you
will find the baptismal certificate of my
little son, Charles llanderson Duvall,whom
I named in honor of you. How 1 came to
name him after you was that I wanted to
name him after some prominent Repub
lican. and chose you because you are from
my native State. I have seen you on
several occasions, and always have been
an admirer of you. Little Charles ia get
ting along first-rate, and I hope that he
may live and be upright and honest as the
man after whom he is named. He ia oar
first-born, and as soon as we bare hie pic
ture taken I will send you one. Also in
closed you will five tickets for an enter
ta'nment whieh ia gives for my benefit. I
would not have troubled yon with them,
only last week I had my leg broken while
at work, and my friends are giTing this foe
my benefit. All the income I bad was
what was dei<ted from my daily labor, and
hope you will take them to aid me. If
you do not wish them yon oan return them,
ily wife and little Charles are well, and I
hope this will find you the same. Please
answer by return mail and let me know if
you received the certificate all right Hop
ing this will find yoa well and wishing you
a merry Christmas and a happy New Year,
I remain yours respectfully.
' '825 E. Baltimore St.
Answer by return mail, as I will be anx
iously awaiting a replj from you."
The tickets tnat were inclosed bad on
their pink surface the printed announce
ment: "G r and Entertainment for the
Benefit of William Duvall, to be held at
Byrnes' Hall, Wednesday, December 31,
The broken-legged but happy father had
met bis late. The Nebraska statesman
recalled the fact that he had seen a similar
certificate, in which the name of the first
born ch'ld was declared to be Justin S.
Morrill Duvall, and he likewise knew that
the venemble Senator from Vermont had
torn $5 off his salary and sent it to the
suffering father. Convinced that if Mrs.
Duvall could be the mother of two first
born children she might have given birth
to a few more at the same time, Senator
Manderson began to investigate the mat
ter, and the results of his inquiries caused
frequent and hearty laughter in the Senate.
According to the certificates which have
Ixteu uncovered there are now in existence
Joseph Dolph Duvall, William Evarts Du
vall. Anthony Higgins Duvall, John Grif
fin Carlisle Duvall, Algernon Paddock Du
vall, Watson Squire Duval, Wilbur San
ders Duvall, Edward Wolcott Duvall,
George Edmunds Duvall, Richard Petti
grew Duvall, Thomas Power Duvall, Le
land Standford Duvall, Philetus Sawyer
Duvall, Francis Stockbridge, Duvall, Hen
ry Blair Duvall, George Hoar Duvall, Eu
gene Hale Duvall, William Washburn Du
vall, George Vest Duvall, Frank Hiscock
Duvall, to say nothing of Charles Munder
HOC, all first-born children of this wonder
ful virile man and his extraordinary wife
Mary Duvall. Incidentally all of these
children have been brought into the world
within the past three weeks.
There are those around the Senate who
say that there are several other newly born
Duvalls, among them John Sherman Du
vall, Matthew Stanley Quay Duvall and
Arthur P. Gorman Duvall, but the gentle
men thus honored insist that they have
not been called on for either silver mnga
or money. They &re, however, regarded
with Mißpicion. The Vice President did
not onctpe. There is a Levi Morion Du
vall, and he or hi* father owns a nice sil
ver cup appropriately inscribed.
The letter which wan sent to Senator
Manderson is similar in every respect, aave
the name of the alleged child, to those
which other Senator* have regarded with
no much satisfaction. Tha document is a
little more than twelve inches long »nd
about ton inches wide. It ia printed In the
highest style of ecclesiastical art on
calendered paper. Imaginary and Scriptural
phrases abound. A hen striving with an
overlarge brood of chickens represents
Mrs. Duvall with her first born. A pelican
conveying food to a nest of his offspring is
evidently Mr. Duvall, and if his legs are as
thin as the pelican's are it is not much
wondes that one ol them has been broken.
A serpent climbing a fruit tree and evident
ly bent on getting something for his
tronble might easily be mistaken for Mr.
Duva U at present engaged. Surround
ed by scroll-work, a square rigged boat
sails on a sunlit bea toward a rocky pro
montory, on which stands a church, and
beneath this lithographic gem is the infor
mation that 1 "Charles Manderson Dnvall,
child ol Mr. W.'Utam Duvall and his wife,
Ma'y F. Duvall, I"™ »t Baltimore, De
cember I, 1890, was baptised in
Church on the l«tb .Uy of December, 1890.
The Kponsors were Emma Duvall and Mary
Jones. The officiating clergyman s signa
ture is that of Charles Kay, piwtor.
It is not at all improbable that proceed
ings will be instituted against Mr. Duvall,
notwithstanding the great sue of his
family and the added disability of a broken
—This is important to nine ont of ten
people; Old Saul's Catarrh Cure is easily
applied and will cure the worst cases of
Mothers, ii your baby suffers pain and is
restless, do not stupefy it by administering
opiates; but soothe it with a reliable
remedy, *uch as Dr. Hulk's Raby Syrup.
Prioe only -5 ocnU.
George M. PullmM, the 'poaaeMor of
SSO 000.00<i, recently said to a correapond
ent,'when *»kcd how it fwtot«h«
niro: "I have never thought of that,
now that you mentioned it, I believe a
fim iKi letter off—certainly no h.pp.er
tban 1 when 1 didn't have a dollar to
my name and had to work from daylight
Rhanmatii'Dl cured in a day—"Mystic
ur( ," f„ r rheumatism and neuralgia, radi
euWH. in Ito 3 day.. Its action upon
ik remarkable and
It reiiiovv* at once the cause and the diir
immediately disappear*. The finrt
ifrcatly benefit*. 15 ct*. Sold by J C
Kedick, dniggiat, Butler.
—Write it 1861.
The Prise Ring of Life.
There are moment* in everyone'* life, be
be ever so hardened, when he must
Mop to consider his moral condition. No
one, whatever his condition may be, in
wholly blind to his moral or spiritual
standing. We know whether we at* going
op or going down, many realize that their
tendency is towards evil, and, baring a
desire to change their coorse seek what
seems to them the protecting influence of
some church and feel safe after they have
taken out this insurance policy against
-fire in the life to oome.
According to this religion there are bnt
two destinations for man's soal after death.
One, the sadden and miraeulou* transition
from an ordinary mortal into eternal glory,
and the highest degree of spiritual excel
lence without regard to earthly develop
ment of the soal. The other the sadden
plunging of a soal into eternal damnation,
without regard to earthly developments.
The failure to "believe and be baptised"—
being sufficient grounds for this awful ver
To sappose that a man could live a de
graded life, treading only the downward
path, so living that his evil life stamped
him a wretch, and then at last, after years
of crime, when after having gone to the
bottom rung of the ladder of degradation,
• representative of Christian lore may go
to his dying moments, and by a jugglery
ef words, a few prayers and a little faith
exercised on the part of the candidate for
the upper spheres, he is sent on his jour
ney rejoicing and supposed to be received
into the arms of Him who, when He lived
and walked upon the planet we do to day,
Such a belief it outride of all reason and
deserves nothing but the contempt ot
qrery individual of thought. Can we
imagine a tree that ha* been stunted, and
bent, until it possesses no beauty what
ever, being suddenly transformed into a
stately elmf Can we imagine a crippled
and deformed man transformed into a per
fect physical manhood? To say the spirit
When it leaves the body comes under an
entirely different code of laws from that
created and maintained it in earth
life is an absurdity. Spirit is pre-aiistent,
coexistent and eternal. Shall any one
presume, then, that there is one code of
laws for the creation and final destination,
and another for the maintenance of the
spirit while in the body. Itfot so! The
great eternal laws, created by the eternal
God to govern the eternal spirit, extend
j from creation down through the ages of
! mortality, and into eternity, infinite and
' unchangeable. God given, therefore, per
fect. There is not a special law for each
one, then, but the general law for all cre
ation. Growth and destiny which has
4ways governed, governs now and always
will while time lasts.
The all absorbing question and desire of
dvery mortal should be to know something
of the future destiny of the sool. A que*
Uon of such vast importance to mankind
we cannot afford to set aside. Would we
kribw the condition of the soul'a ftaturity,
let us look around and about u. th# book
of nature is open before us, let as read
from its pages the simple secret l#t us
lim from the tree,|the bird, the blossoms.
4.11 about us in all forms of life lie* the key
which will unlock the mystery.
Does not the vegetable kingdom adhere
to well-known laws in all its varied forms
rflifet Does not any obstacle placed in
its way of freedom of growth, bring imper
fectiouT Do we not find that the farmer
Who succeeds best, is the man who takes
the most pains in cultivation! Do we not
find that in the whole material world that
the best results come from judioious train
ing* "Would we become an athlete, then
must conform to the laws of physical
training. First we mustjnnderstamd these
laws and then wo must obey them. In
other wonfs, we must go into training.
A man who would contest for any line of
physical powers or endurance must put
himself in conformity with the growth
necessary for such contest, and then, step
by step, he must advanoe, end no one
knows better than he the disastrous results
of a single backward step. "We would not
let the prise ring master grow wiser than
ourselves. They know well the advantage
of training to get physical strength.
We would do well to imitate their ex
ample as far as training goes,and stimulate
our spiritual growth and powers by a pro
cess of daily training.
Dear readers, we are at this moment "in
the prise ring of life." We are contesting
spiritually for supremacy. Our opponent*
are the evil tendencies of our nature, and
these are sometimes masters in the ring
tactics. Are we well enough trained to
fight the battle and come out conqueror!
A long array of enemies stand between us
and the grand prise. Among them are
selfishness, avarice, envy, hatred, pride,
oovetousness, malioe, dishonesty, las
civioosneM and uncharitablene«a. These
enemies we oannot evade. We must meet
them one by one and fight until the battle
ia o'er and the victory won. Death's por
tals offers no barrier to theee evils. Either
en this side ol life or the other, we must
win in the contest with all our enemies.
Let ns awake then from the indifference of
ignoranee. Let us shake off the lethargy
lb anything, or creed, that pretends to
save, Mr at the end we ihall most surely
find a myth. "Whatsoever man sows,
that shall he also reap" ia a Juat, wise and
reasonable law to adopt and live by.
"Faith without worka ia dead," and "To
him that overoomoth aball be giyen to
drink of the waters of life freely."
i 0 silent power, 0 mystic light,
That makes u« strong in wisdom's ways,
0 make some wise that they may guide
■ The poor, way-faring one who strays
Away from the path of love divine,
Toward the bleat celestial shore,
Where loved ones wait to guide ashome,
When earthly labors all are o'er,
i Butler. Pa. . W "
Which ia the VoofV
Just look for a moment at theae two
boriiontal lines and tell which ia the lon
Our friend, Snap Judgment, will aay.
"The lower one, of course!" but if 9* J
will measure,the, two he may open his
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Kia, or any other pain in 2 to 8 m.nutea.
AUo bruUes, wounds.
(also in horses). diarrt®*; ayittoUrjmi4
kui. If satiafaction not glvaa money
]trreding of buffaloes in captivity ia a
new Industry in the Dakota agricultural
Xbe submarine telegraph syatem of
the world -consists of 120,070 nautical miles