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Robes and Blankets
As cold weather approaches
horse owners will wtve money
by buying tl . Y horse blank
ents, knee rob e.. now.
A good wai .~ oiankel 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, trunk 8, valises, etc..
in the county,and at. the lowest
prices, will always be iound at
124 JS. Main St.,
D. E. JACKSON.
203 S. Main St. - - Butler, Pa.
Who are in nc-c-d of Seasonable
Having bought a large Stock of
F*U and Winter Goods, and owing to
bad weather and worpe roads, they
have not been going out as fatt as
they ought to
CUT PRICES AWAY DOWN,
M we must ou account of scarcity of
roooi close them cut to make room
for Spring Goods.
If yeu want a Cloak, Jacket or
NOW IS YOUR CHANCE.
Or if you went Blankets, Comforts
Ucclerwear. Ladies' cr Genls', Flan
nels, Canton Flannel or anything in
before the Stock is broken, but
to examine our largo stock of Dress
Goods, which are included in this
Also Fancy and Dress Plushes,
Black Soiah and Gros Grain Silks,
all Marked Down.
We mean our wall paper de
partment, full Bnd 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 $1
per double bolt.
Examine our Stock.
J. H. Douglass,
Near Post office, Butler, Pa.
Extraordinary Bargains are offer
ed here in
Everything in furaishirgs for ladies,
children and men.
Crmpare our prices with what you
have been pnying and see if you
can't Fave 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 FIR!.
DOING A CREDIT BUSINESS
CAN QUOTE THE LOW CASH
PRICES YOU WILL FIND
AT THE ONE PRICE
48 S. Mam St.,
Patent Variable Friction and Belt Feed.
Steam Engines, Hay Presses.
Shingle Mills. &c .
Portable Grist Mills,
Send lor lllus. Tlir.»liln» flarhln™. Ac.
Catalogue. A. B. HK9IIUU t;o., York. »*«.
A. J. FRANK k CO,
FANCY AND TOILET A RTICEB,
SPONGES, BRUSHES, PERFUMERY, <K<:
VPbyslctans' Prescriptions carefully co.ii
5 S. Main Street, Butler, Pa,
WAMTEB -LAuY ~
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
la now permanently located at 1*) Sou'.h Main
Street' Butler. Pa., in rooms formerly ccoupied
by Dr. tValilron.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
I'HYSICIAN AND Sntoiox.
ofllce and resideuce at zu Graham Street,
PHYSICIAN AND sckgkon,
New Tioutman Building:. li«i?ler. Pa.
Dr. A. A. Kelty,
Offlc* at liofat I'oint, Lawrence county, Pa.
E. a. LEAKE, M. D. J. E. MANX. M. I).
Gynaecology and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nose and
DRS. LEAKE & MANN,
G. M. ZIMMERMAN.
ru TSICIAN xkc h-KGKON,
Office at No. 45. S. Main street, over Frank £
Go's Diuk Store. Butler, I'a,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
rCo. 22 Eatt JeCVrton Bt., Bi tier, Pa.
W. R. TITZEL.
PHYSICIAN ANI> SURGEON.
S. W. Corner Main and North Sts., Butler, Pa.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artificial Teeth inf-erted Cn the latest im
proved plan. Gold Killing a specialty. Office—
over Scbaul's Clothing Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertnlmiiK to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties tioid Killings, and Painless Ex
traction ot Teetli, Vitalized Air administered.
Office on Jcirmon Street, on* door East ot Lowrj
linau, I'p Stain.
Office open dally, except Wednesdays ar.4
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
prompt attention, y »
S. B.— The only flutist In Butler u.-in;r t the
best makes of teeth.
J. W. MILLER,
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Carpenter and Builder.
Maps, planf, specifications and esti
mates; ail kinds of architectural and en
gineering work. Sii charge for drawing if
I contract the work. Consult your best in
terests; plan before y< u build. Informa
tion cheerfully given. A share of pnblic
patronage is solicited.
P. 0. Box 1007. Office S. W. of Court
Honso, Butler, I'a.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
ENWIXEER AND SURVEYOR,
Ovnca near Diamond, BCTIJER, Pi.
A. T. SCOTT,
ATTOB KEY-AT- LA W.
Office at No. 8. South Diamond, Tlutler, Pa.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
ATTORNEY AT LA .
Ofllcesrcond floor. Anderson 111 k- Main St.,
near Court House, Butler. Pa,
J. W. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
I' Office on second noor of the ilnselton block,
l/laniond, Butier, Pa., Room No. 1.
JAMES "M. MOORE"
ATTORMSV-AT-LAW and NOTARY PUBLIC.
CHlee In Boom No. l. second floor of Iluselton
Block, entrauce on fdumond.
A. E. RUSSELL,
ATTORNEY AT f.AW.
Office on second lloor of New Anderson Block
Main St..—near Diamond.
Attorney at Law. Office at No. 11, East Jeffer
son St., Butler, Pa..
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Ltw and Iteal Estate Agent. Of
flee rear of L. Z. Mll< hell s office on north side
of Diamond, Butler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second "floor of
Anderson building, near Court llousc, Butler.
J. K BRITTAIN.
Att'y at l.aw—Office at 8. E. Cor. Main St, and
l>tamoii(l, Ilutler, i'».
Att'y at Law—Office on South Hide of Diamond
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
17 EAST j EFFEUSONjST.
BUTLER, - PA.
tfluiuaJ Fire Insurance Co.
Oir.ce Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
•J. C. KOESSING, I'iiesident.
H. C. HKINEMAN, SWJRKTAHT.
G. C. Roi'idlnif, Henderson Oliver,
J. L Purvis, James SU'phrnsop,
A. Trouiman, 11. HciheiciUi,
Alfro<i Wivrk.J N. Wt'ifzel.
Dr. W. Irvln, L>r ttU'k'>nbach,
J. W. isurkharf. I). T. Norris.
LOYAL UI'JUNKIN, Gen. A?'t.
OA LESM EAT
j) WANTED. }]|
Traveling aiutCocal, lo sell our cliolce nurwwy
stock. Ku-t special tie* In liarily hulit.
••ic. splendid outfit free, steady employment
guaranteed. Vour pay win klv. Write for terms.
(iKIiMAMA M ItSKKY CO..
Kocliester, N. Y.
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•t - sl ' •- •' • '"TO jilaoiu;rari|'
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' Wn iMM i laMD, * *
•50 Ei jriJJj ,
" .—' r?h j 30 S.MAIN ST. ~j?r
Don't Resul This Unless You
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AVe feel confident it will pay you.
Now that the Holidays are over we are
busy ovttinu ready for Si>rino» trade.
We want all persons to know where to
buy goods at right prices. This is the
place. AVe sell goods as cheap as any
person in the United States, il not cheap
RETAIL FURNITURE AT WHOLE
AVe uive von first-class goods; what more
OJ. ~ ■
can we do. e also do just as we ad
vertise. AVe will sell you a Good Oak
Bed Room Suit for #K) and a fine Pol
ished Oak Bed Room Suit tor #25. You
can't buy it elsewhere under #35. • Any
thing you want in the Furniture line you
C 1 %J v
will find at our store at low prices. Come
and see us whether you want to buy 01
not. AVe want to show you our goods.
Campbell & Templeton,
OLD TE OUT MAN STAND. BUTLER, PA.
We start 1801 with the greatest line of bargains ever offered. We have
bought some thousands of yards of
e have marked it 20 cents p« r yard. This is 25 per cent, lower than it
has ever been sold anywhere iu America.
ftill si nice iffcnnn ta:s2 to ?35. Were $4.50 to SSO.
ALLf OUR DRESS GOODS
Domestic Gcodu, underwear, iu fact t verything in our immense stock to be
run oil regardless of cost. 1 Loau who huvo dealt with us know we always
mean just what we advertise; those who have not, will learn that wo do by
callif-'g and examining goods and prietK
Ritter & Ralston.
[A VALUABLE A«D DOUBLY USEFUL LITTLE iHSTR'JMENT FOR LADIES.
"DUPLEX" ELECTRO-MAGNETIC CURLER AND CRIMPER.
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EVERr WATERPROOF COLLAR or CUFF
—1 THAT CAN EE RELIED ON
B 3xrot; to ai3iit!
THE MARK Wot tQ DlSOOlOyg
■ BEARS THIS MARK.
NEEDS NO LAUNDERiMC. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF
COLLAR IN THE MARKET.
cle&nline ss&r jAPuLIU >
iSaTsoOd c&kc so&p
Try ihinyournexl*house-cleaning &nd beho^ppy
Looking out over tho many hoinc sof thic country, wo see thousands
of women wearing away th ;ir 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 cako is lzaeu, if one loea wrinkle gathers upon the
face because tho toil is lightened, she must bo a foolish woman who
would hesitato to make tho experiment, and ho a churlish husband who
would grudge tho few cents which it costs.
BXJTLKR, PA..FRIDAY, JANUARY •■>:s. 1801.
HER GUARDED SECRET.
"When I shall discover a woman who
declines to i-peak evil, whether with or
without cause, of another, then I shall
love, and not until thsn."
These words were spoken half jestingly
and half cynically by Theodore liarleigh—
a grave-faced, keen-eyed, handsome man
of thirty. The speech echoed impressively
through Kuth Avery's heart and brain; she
wondered if it implied some rebuke for her;
if he counted her. too. among those who
were ready to think »nd >peak unkindly of
others. Kuth was one of few who oc
casionally subject their thoughts, deeds
and motives to a severe and searching ex
amination. She wished to see what was
riprht, -imply for pure right's sake; but all
the same she desired Mr. Darleigh's good
opinion, and his half jesting and cyn'cal
comment had strangely disturbed her
sen.-itive heart. She had dreamed that he
might love her. There had been times
when she fancied that his grave face
brightened at her presence, that his voice
took a softer tone, lis dark eyes a tenderer
light when she was near him. She recall
ed his words now » she sat watching the
ground at the farther side of the long
The newly-engaijjd governess had iast
entered with two roey little lads—Ruth's
motherless nephew* the children of her
brother Chester. Chester Avery at the
moment was chatting in a friendly fashion
with the governess, and Mr. Darleigh was
turning over a pile of music at the piano.
As Ruth silently watched the group, it
occurred to her, as it had several times be
fore, that the new governess—Miss Eldridge
—was singularly familiar to her, somehow.
Tho straight,slight figure, the delicate and
colorless profile, tbe midnight eyes, the
massive coil of blatk hair—all impressed
Rnth with a vague feeling that she had
somewhere met Mias Eldridge previously.
Theodore Darleigh.turning over the music,
presently adjusted 1 sheet before him and
struck the opening chords of "The Roman
"Do you not sing it, Miss Eldridge T he
For a second Mils Eldridge made no
response. At the ojc-ning chords of the
song her whole attitude and expression
changed. She started as if before a
threatened blow; a scarlet spot like flame
leaped to her colorltss cheeks; her mid-
D>ght eyes diluted as if with terror.
"I am hardly equal to singing it now,"
she snid at length, with the piteous failure
of a smile.
Ruth, sitting at the opposite end of the
room, had noticed the agitation of the new
governess. Her own face whitened, and
she could scarcely restrain the cry which
quivered on her lips. She knew now
where she had met Miss Eldridge. Memory
pictured tho scene—a glorious Southern
sky, the thronged sea of a brdliant South
ern city, a grim prison-building looming
blackly against the dazzling sunlight, the
iron doors yawning to receive a weeping
girl who had been accused of theft, and
not fur away a band playing the weirdly
resonant air of "Tbe Roman Charioteer."
In that weeping prisoner she recognized
Miss Eldridge, and she did not marvel that
the governess had shuddered at the sound
of the strain, which must ever be associa
ted in remembrance with a scene of pain
In that moment, in the shock of that re
cognition, Ruth Avery deemed ber duty
clear. A girl with such a blot upon her
past was surely not a desirable instructress
and companion for those two innocent
little lads. And there was no doubt about
the accusation against Miss Eldridgo.
Ruth herself had been stopping at one of
the hotels in the fashionable Southern re
sort where tbe affair happened, and one of
Rnth's acquaintances had made the charge
againt the girl. The acquaintance was a
wealthy lady who was fond of an almost
ostentatious display of costly jewels and
trinkets. Among these articles was a
curious fan which she had purchased at an
almost fabulous price from nomo musty
relic depository of Europe. Tho mount
ings of the fan were of the richest ivory
inlaid with gold and precious stones,
several of which were of considerable
value. She had left tho article for a
moment, with her book,upon a garden scat;
when she returned it was gone. No one
had been near the spot bat the governess
of her little ones, and some one had ob
served tho governess bend over the seat
for an instant and immediately hurry away.
These details and the sight of tho girl
vanishing within the black prison doors
constituted the story as it had been forced
upon Ruth's attention; of the girl's name
at the time she had been ignorant.
As Ruth recognized Miss Eldridge and
recalled the affair, she felt that the duty
before her was no less painful than plain.
Miss Eldridge had produced excellent and
unquestionable recommendations; she had
but recently been in the employ of an ex
clusive lamily, who esteemed her highlr,
and were loath to dispense with her ser
"But, of course, all these people are
ignorant of what I know; she has managed
to keep hidden the black stain upon her
honesty. It will be painful for me to ex
pose her and have her sent away, but I
cannot, in justice to my little nephews, do
otherwise," Ruth reasoned with a sigh.
While she sat there meditating,sheltered
in th<' velvet hollow of a maroon and
orange Turkish chair, the group in the
front parlor disappeared. Miss Eldridge
with a rosy lad clinging lovingly to either
hand, withdrew; a moment later Mr. Dar
leigh departed, and then Ruth's brother
retired, and she was quite alone. The
lights had been extinguished; the room was
quite dark, save lor the gleam of a low,
white moon, which sent a few narrow rays
through the thick ivy framing of a window
Suddenly in the air, in the silence, a
voice seemed whispering on tho air.
"When I shall discover a woman who
declines to speak evil, whether with or
without cause, of another, then I shall
love, and not until then."
Ruth stirred uneasily; an impatient sigh
quivered from her lips. Theodore Dar
leigh's lovo she would have held the most
precious possession of all the world; to
make herself worthy of it would have been
her dearest ambition.
"But I (-hall be unworthy if I assnmo to
bo what lam not. If I should be merciful
toward Miss Eldridge, not from the
promptings of my own conscience, but
with the motive instead, of gaining favor
in his sight, I should be a hypocrite. And
I suppose there is no possibility of tho girl
being innocent," Ruth thought.
The latter idea had not occurred to lior
before. And after all there was a pos
sibility of the girl having been wrongfully
accused; it might all have been some ter
rible mistake! Or it might have Wen the
one temptation, the one sin of a lifetime, a
moment's weakness, which hail been sin
cerely repented and which migEt yet be re
deemed and outlived if man were merciful.
"I will give her the benefit of the doubt;
the chance to redeem herself, as the case
may be. I will keep her secret," Rnth de
Hut ltuth Itttlu imagined tber trial »he
wm yet to undergo, the tieraa struggles
she would ret be compelled to wag.'
against tie inclinations of her tortured
and rebellious heart. She little guessed
how. as the days rolled by, Theodore I>ar
leigh's little courtesies toward the beauti
ful young governess were to arouse a mad
ness of jealousy within:
'"He has learned to love her! and he
would have cared for me some time if he
had never met her! She has fascinated
him as she fascinates every one. Even
my staid brother is infatuated with her.
There is nothing but misery'for us all, and
it would never would have happened had I
revealed what I knew of her past and sent
her away," Ruth murmured bitterly to
herself one evening as she again sat by the
ivy-framed window, watching the riging
moon swinging like a great white jewel
between the hands of golden clouds.
At that moment there were hesitating
steps near her. and she lifted her troubled
eyes to look upon the colorless face of Miss
'•I have something to say to you, some
thing to tell you, Miss Avery," the gov
erness began timidly.
"I know—l have forseen it for some
time; he asked you to be his wife," Ruth
returned coldly and wearily.
"Yes; bat it is not of that which I wish
so mnch to speak—it is of my past," the
other responded chokingly.
Ruth was silent.
"I can not be bis wife, and I am going
away," the governess continued in slow,
piteous tones. "And you will tell him
why—after I am gone—after you have
heard the story of my pastf
"I know the story already," Ruth re
plied, less coldly.
She was touched to woman's quick sym
pathy by the anguish of the colorless face,
the entreaty of the midnight eyes.
"You know my past and yet you have
kept silence—you have allowed me to
remain!" the governess exclaimed in won
"I have tried to bo your friend," Ruth
said faintly. "But you are asking of me
now more than I can do. You must tell
him your story yourself."
There was a sound of some one approach
ing. and Migs Eldrige, weeping piteously,
glided hurriedly from the room. The per
son approaching was a servant bringing
Ruth a letter. She started as she glanced
at the postmark and recognized the pen
manship. The letter was from the ac
quaintance who had made the terrible
charge of theft against the beantiful gov
erness. It was a frivolous, chatty epistle,
and Ruth perused it indifferently enough
until she reached the concluding sentences.
Then her face whitened and her eyes filled
"Of course, you remember the lovely fan
I thonght was stolen," was what Ruth
read. "Well, my. dear, only the other
morning I actually found it slipped be
tween the silk and lining of the dress I
wore that day. I remember now putting
it there myself, although at tbe time I was
sure I left it on the garden scat. I hear
that poor Miss Eldridge is with you, and if
you like you can tell her I awfully sorry
fer my stupid forgetfulness and the un
pleasantness I caused her."
Ruth could never define her paramount
emotion of;the moment; it might have
been indignation againßt the frivolous
woman who could so unfeelingly discuss a
terrible injustice towards an innocent girl;
it might have been gratitude that she had
spoken no evil of the accused governess,
and it might be a mournful satisfaction
that"Theodore Darleigh was to be spared a
pang of grief. Just then Mr. Darleigh
himself stepped across the threshold of the
parlor. With her face flushed with tears,
she advanced to meet him.
"Miss Eldridge has told you? We must
prevent her going! Here is her vindica
tion; and oh, Theodore, I am so glad for
your sake," she said tremulously, almost
incoherently, as she extended the oppor
tune letter toward him.
Mr. Darleigh looked mystified.
"If it is anything concerning Mias El
dridge which will keep her here as ypur
brother's wife, I shall be well pleased," he
said. "Chester is half distracted with the
fear of losing her. But Ido not know why
you should be particularly glad for my
"But I thought—oh, Theodore, I
thought it was you who cared for her, you
for whom she cared," Ruth stammered.
"Did you?" he smiled. "My little girl,
I supposed you understood long ago that I
loved only you; that I never havo loved
an 3' one else."
Ruth lifted her eyes in one floeting
glance, and in that glance her lover read
all her heart's sorrow, her heart's gladness
and heart's reply.
"There are few who could have kept the
secret of that unhappy affair as you have
kept it," he remarked once,some time after
Miss Eldridge had become Chester Avery's
Ruth blushed rosily.
"It was something I heard yon say once
long ago that influenced mo at the crisis,
lam afraid," she confessed. "Your words
about speaking evil, with or without cause,
of others, were echoing through my mind;
it was love's teaching, Theodore."
"But I had given you my love before I
made that cynical speech," was bis earnest
Laziness a Foe to Originality.
Wo do not know who said it, but it is a
fact well stated, and we regrot not being
able to give tho writer proper credit. The
great enemy to individualism is laziness,
and those who know anything of human
frailties will, I am sure, bear me oot when
I say that 'mental" laziness is far more_
common and far moro difficult to overcome
than that of the body. It is so much
easier to accept dogmatic teaching, and to
shift tbe responsibility of our views on to
others rather than to concentrate our
thoughts and work out the lessons of our
own observations. It is much more
pleasant to butterfly from theory to theory
than to seek truth with patient tenacity;
why trouble ourselves to learn self-reliance,
when natural indolence protests against
It is easier to imitate than to originate;
plagiarism and mimicry are Fuch promi
nent features in our lives, that their pres
ence might almost be quoted as an argu
ment in favor af our evolution in past ages
from simiam ancestry. How plausible are
tho excuses we make for our want of this
individualism! We are so dreadfully afraid
of being thought bumptious, we are so de
lightfully humble, wo really do not wish
to intrude our opinion, and yet all ttie
brightest lights of our profession havo
been men of strong individualism.
—Dr. Fenner's Golden Relief is warrant
ed to relieve toothache, headache, neural
gia, or any other pain in 2 to 8 minutes.
Also bruises, wounds, wire cuts, Bwellings,
bites burns, summer complaints, colic,
(also in horses), diarrho a, dysentery and
flux. If satisfaction not given money
—Ho —"l'd like to see you women strug
gling around a bargain counter just once,
for the fun of the thing." She—And I'd
like to see you men struggling round a freo
—ltch oni human and hnrwN una nil arm
main cured n 110 minute* liy Woolford'*
SnriilKi} l.< ti< r. IkilMra Il9>. Sold
by J C Kedick, druggist, Butler.
A Negro's Calvinism.
Senator Yanee. of Xorth Carolina, un
j questionably the champion story-teller of
j the Senate, has a broad stripe of Calvinism
down his back, though be is not a com
municant in the church. It is told ot him
that while riding along in Buneombe
county one day he overtook a venerable
darkey, with whom he thought to have "a
"Uncle," said the Governor, "are yon
going to church?"
' So. sir, not exzactly—l'm gwine back
"You're a Baptist, I reckon—now. ain't
"Xo, sir, I ain't no Baptist, do' most
of the brederen and sisters about here has
been under de water."
"Xo, sah. I ain't no Mef(»dis, nudder."
"Xo, sah, I can't errogate to myself de
Camelite way of thinkin'."
"Well, what in tho name of goodness
are you thenf" rejoiued the Governor, re
membering the narrow rango of choice in
religions among the Xorth Carolina
"Well, de fac' is, sah. my old master
was a Hernild of the Cross in de Presby
terian Church and I was iotclied up in dat
"What! You don't mean itt Why, that
is my church."
The negro making no comment on this
annnouncement, Governor Vance went at
"And do you believe in all the Presby
"Yes, sah, dat I does."
"Do you believe in the doctrine ot pre
"I dunno dat I recognize do name, sah."
"Why, do you believe that if a man is
elected to be saved he will be saved, and
that if he is elected to be damned he will
"Oh, yes, boss, I believe dat. It's
Gospel talk, dat*is."
"Well, now, take my case. Do you be
lieve that I am elected to be saved?"
The old man struggled for a moment
with his desire to be respectful and polite,
and then shook his head dubiously.
"Come, now, answer ay question,''
pressed the Governor. "What do you say?"
"Well. I tell you what 'tis, Marse Zeb:
Ise been libin' in dis hyah world nigh on
sixty years, and I nebber yil hyard of any
man bein' 'leetod 'doubt he was a candi
Three weeks ago there was a great con
vention of snowflukes in the air just over
tbe heads of our Forest county folks. It
was held to decide a very serious matter.
There was wet, soft, deep, dirty mud on
the roads and their improvement was to
be decided by this great meeting. The in
terests of onr people were at stake. The
president, a handsome star-shaped flake of
symmetrical proportions, called the meet
ing to order, and made an eloquent appeal
for volunteers to follow his leadership to
certain death, the first few million of flakes
must be swallowed np in the moistened
roads that others might lie on their decom
posed bodies and form a pure, white bed
for tho traffic of our business people and
the pleasure of our boys and girls. What
a sacrifice, even grater than the charge of
the Light Brigade. The hearts of the
flakes were won when one,the ugliest look
ing of them all, came forward the first to
volunteer. Tbe cff< ct was wonderful, mil
lions started for second place, the air was
filled with their eager race for the mystie
death, tho mud was thickened until it
could absorb no more, the fields, the trees,
the roads were covered with a mantle of
purity, the bells jingle, our young folks are
coasting on the hills, and man, the noblest
workmanship of God is happy. Conclu
sion. If we would make others happy
there must be a spirit of unselfishness and
sacrifice on our part.
There is clear water under the ice, a
bright sun behind the cloud, a golden
streeted Heaven just beyond time.
It is faithfulness not snccess that merits
Profanity is the foolishness of language.
Obedience is immediate, willing re
Vulgarity is tho cess-pool of speech—
Ingrowing Toe Nails.
To the Editor of the Scientific American.
I havo noticed in several of tho lr.te
issues of your valued paper some methods
of treatment of ingrowing too nails. As I
have had a number of cases to come under
my notice in dispensary practice, probably
the course of treatment that wo pursued
may be of interest to some of your readers.
In all cases, aud even in severe forms of
ingrowing toe nails, where one would be
disposed to think that the only procedure
would bo to remove a portion of the offend
ing nail, together with the matrix or bed
of the nail, we resorted to the simple
method of packing the ingrowing portion
of the nail with cotton. After tho nail has
been well packed, a few drops of the
tincture of chloride of iron are allowed to
soak into the cotton. Tho iron acts as an
astringent, hardening tbe usually very
tender and sensitive granulations; it also |
deadens pain to a great extent, and by its !
stimulating action causes healthy tissue to
form rapidly. The packing is repeated
three times weekly; and at the end of one
or two weeks the use of the iron may be
discontinued.' The nails, however, is to
be well packed with cotton until tho in
growing portion has grown out and is able
to be properly trimmed. In trimming the
nails one should be careful to cut them
straight across and not to carry the scissors
deep down into the corners of tho nail, a*
so many are apt to do.
I have seen some of the worst cases of
ingrowing toe nail cured by following the
above plan of treatment.
CHARLES B. WILLIAMS,
Resident Physician, Pennsylvania Hospital,
Dangerous to Live.
Are we safe nowhere from bacteria, some
ore inquire*, not even when we are sealed
uj> in a vacuum in a glass case? Xot con
tent with showing us that horrid monsters
claw und fight in evry drop of water we
drink, scientific gentlemen have nojv been
microscopically overhauling a hailstone
and finding that an infinitesimal speck of
tbe ice contains no less than 400 to 700
bacteria. TJ.iey may be thegermsof small
pox, scarlet fever, leprosy, naughiine:«s.
and crime. Xot even ice will kill them,
for they thaw out and wriggle ferociously.
Tbe i nventinn of the microscope aevealed
wonders to man, but it has made life a
burde nto nervous people. Nothing is free
fro:n ; nicrobes any more, nothing is pure,
oxcept the benevolent motive of one, says
the same inquirer, who lends a friend fiv««
dollars when he never expects to get it
back i> .gait i.
"Whe re ar <• yon going my pretty maidf"
"To i oilk old brindle, sir," *he naid.
"May I go too, my pretty niaidt"
"The, cow n. ight eat you, six," nhe »a d. 3
Came to Sse Bill Hanged.
Harris burg Telegraph.
Occasionally the Board of Pardon* com
mute* the death sentence of a murderer to
imprisonment for life. Sometime ago this
course was taken in the case of a murderer
named William Busch, who killed hi#
uncle, Philip Busch. up in the wilds of Elk
county. The men were bark-peeler.'".and if
you ever saw a bark-peek-is camp in the
wilds of Klk comity you can imagine how
they lived. The uncle had twice whipped
the nephew one day. and the young fellow,
suffering very much from the effect* of the
second drubbing, had gone up on the loft
to lie down. While sleeping he beard the
voice of his nncle shouting that he was
going to "lick him again," followed by the
uncle's appearance up the ladder with lire
in his eye. The young man evaded the
unole and got down the ladder as soon as
ho could. As he jamped to the floor he
ran up against a rifle hanging on the wall,
and it was the most natural thing in the
world for him to grab the rifle and turn
and shoot down the old man, who was
bent on his injury, killing him instantly.
A jury found William guilty of murder in
in the first degree and he was sentenced to
be hanged. Eminent attorneys like John
G. llall were amazed at the verdict, aud
the Board of Pardons, convinced that the
only element of murder in the case was
the killing, and'that it was not premeditat
ed, nor was it malicious or revengeful and
was purely in self-defense, commuted the
death sentence to imprisonment for life.
The action of the Board was taken just a
few days before the day set for Buscb's
hanging, and the news did not spread very
quickly through Elk county. On the
morning of the day set apart for the hang
ing there drove into Kidgway, the county
scat of Elk county, a nondescript team
that occasioned considerable mirth. A
mule and an ox were hitched together in
an old hay wagon, and on several rudely
constructed seats in the wagon sat the
entire Busch family, the murderer's father,
mother and other relatives. The equipage
came to a halt in front of the liyde House,
on the principal street, and the party
climbed down. Then the mule and the ox
were unhitched and tied to the rear end of
the wagon to munch the sidehill hay that
was tossed into the box. Forming tho
party into procession the elder Busch,
father of the murderer, headed them for
the jail. A loud rap on the jail door
brought the sheriff out. and ho recognized
the party instantly.
"Good morning, Mr. Busch," said the
"Mornin','' said the old man.
"What is it you wish!"
••We kim down to see the hangin'.
What time doe? Bill go oft?"
"There will be no hanging."
"Whatt Ain't goin'to be no hangin'f"
said the old man in surprise; "Well, that's
"No," said the sheriff, "the Board of
Pardons has commuted Bill's death sent
ence to imprisonment for life. He will
not be hanged."
"Sho! Ye don't say so. Bill goin' ter
jail fer life and they ain't goin' to be no
hangin'. Well, if that ain't too disapintin'
fer anything. Say, Sheriff, when did ye
find this ontt"
"Several days ago."
"And ye never told us. Wo thought
Bill was goin' to have a hangin', an" wo
druv twenty-nine miles across the moun
taius to see i- It's powesful disapintin'
Then turning to his party who stood in
wide eyed wonder the old man said:
"Sheriff sei they ain't goin' to be no
hangin', Bill's goin' for life. Ye
can all go home. It's powerful disapintin'
but ye'll hev to stand it."
And the procession filed out of the yard
and took their team for home.
Not long ago before the Board of Par
dons cauie a venerable Irish woman, a neat
looking, motherly old lady, who asked for
the pardon of her son, in jail for some
minor offense. With her daughter, a sweet,
shy girl, who stood beside the mother
while the latter,with tears streaming down
her cheeks, plead for her boy. The mem.
bers of the Hoard were visibly affected by
the scene. When the mother had finished,
the daughter, looking up shyly, said in a
voice scarcely above a whisper: "If yez
would take a little money to let him free, I
have a matter of ten dollars here," and Rhe
showed a failed old purse. The members
of the Hoard blushed and frowned, ind
told the girl that in recommending execu
tive clemency money was not a factor.
The poor girl did not mean it as a bribe.
Evidently she and her mother had been
paying out money to lawyers to secure the
boy's freedom, without success, and they
thought it would more quickly effect their
object if tbey paid the Hoard.
Medicinal Value of Hops.
One of the best hot water applications
fur paiu in pneumonia or dysentery is a
flannel bag tilled with hops and wrung out
with hot vinegar. The wringing process
may be avoided by the use of two tin
plates. After the bag is ready pour a little
vinegar into one plate, set it on the stove
and lay the bag in it. Place the other
plate on the top to keep in the steam.
When the vinegar has all evaporated into
the hops add a littla more and turn the
bag. In a few minutes the bag will be
steaming hot, but not dripping. This keeps
it light, a thing alwoy» to be considered
when the chest is weakened by pneumonia,
and saves the hands of the nurse from the
—A Poking journal of recent issue in
announcing the discovery of a large short
age in the weight of grain stored in the
Imperial Granary iir that city, and the
punishment of the officials in charge, says:
"We are informed that this kind of thiev
ing has been going on for several years,
and it was always well known that the
post of CoDJiuissioner to the Granary was a
particularly lucrative one." The farmers
of this county who think a Sub-Treasury
Granary system would bo a groat thing
for making prosperity sprout from the
stony soil of hardship may judge from the
Chinese experience how granaries all the
world over attract the thieving, burrowing
tits of officialism.
—Many aches or relieved at once
by spending 25 cents for a bottle of Sal
Strengthen your voice and removo
coughs, cold and hoarseness, by taking
Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup. Price 25 cents
- -It is announced from Baltimore that
there is "a decay of the oyster industry.
This is bad, but it might be worse, fror
instance if there were a decay of the oyster.
In the meantime, however, thore will be
no apprehension on tbo part of the oyster
dovotee. Kvry year we hear reports ol an
oyster famine, but there are always plenty
of ov-iters for all who want them, and the
price is about tho same. The church fair
stew will still hold its own in the way of
A thankless task has he who tries
To chip and model
The world to just the form and siie
Of hi* own noddle.
The new bounty law will enable all far
mers who make 500 ponnda or mora mapl.t
sugar, a bounty of two cents a pound. By
baying refined sugar at six oenta and doc
toring their maple sugar with it, they will
be enabled to make a snug thing in the
woods this spring.
How to make a cheap horse blanket:
Turn four bran sacks inside out and sew
them together where the seams are with a
darning needle aud twine. This makes a
cheap and goodjblanket for the stable.
In putting up ice do not pulverized ice to
fill in the spaces between the cakes if you
oan get snow. It is much easier to fill
with snow, ea h layer of ice can be kept
l e rel, and when removing the cakes they
come out without any trouble. Try this
plan and you will never use pulvorued ice
to fill the spaces again if you can help it.
There is no doubt that high feeding has
much to do with the increase of milk fever
and other troubles connected with partur
ition; but the latter part of spring and
summer are usually considered the most
dangerous times of the year for a cow to
"come in. Early spring before graas or
late fall after cool weather is much safer.
But a poor cow is fairly safe at any time.
It is the heavy milker in high condition
that ruus moat risk. Lack of constitution
is doubtless a predisposing cause, but no
cow that milks heavily should be allowed
to feed at will on succulent food just be
fore calving, nor should she have any cold
water to drink for two days after. Field
Cows are milked too close to the period
of calving. They are thus deprived of the
privilege of supplying the embryo calf
with that which is required for fall and
perfect developmeat. As milk also under
goes a partial change as the period
for calving arrives it is doubtful 11"
that drawn so late and close to the time
is of a quality to fit for use. 5o subtam e
varies in its composition more than mitt.
1* owls often suffer for water when the
weather is freezing, and a dish of warm
water supplied them twice a day will not
only invigorate and warm tbem, but is
also a cheap mode of inducing the hens to
lay. Being compelled to drink water as
cold as ice the warmth of the bodies is les
sened, more food is required, and the hens
will have all they can do to keep warm in
stead of laying t-gga.
Ammonia is the stables is injurious to
animals, and especially to the horse. Am
monia is quickly generated from liquids in
the stalls. To prevent this the stall*
should be well littered with absorbent ma,
terial and cleaned out daily. Litter once
need should not be dried and used againj
but consigned to the manure heap.
Where no stock is kept, and manure
must be mode for a garden, an excellent
mode of so doing is to begin with a pile of
dirt, upon which alt the waste water and •
refuse should be thrown. It should be
covered to prevent injury by rain. Each
family wastes enongh every season to
highly manure a garden plat.
PIUS THAT PAT.
Air. Connor, of Hopkinton, N. H., thus
speaks about his practice:
"My practice of late years has been to
slaughter two sets of pigs during the year,
the March or April pig during December,
and the September pig in May. If I am
keeping ten cows I arrange the time of
calving so as to have about an equal flow
ol milk at all seasons of the year. The
slack, if any, is in July and August. With
that number of cows I will fatten ten pigs
within the year, making about 800 pounds
of pork. My system of feeding is like this:
Tbo month old pig is fed three or four
days on new milk, then gradually in the
course of another week, changed off on to
For the first two weeks use whole grain,
sweet or western corn, then commence the
addition of middlings in very alight quan
titles. When the pig is three or four
months old add a little Indian meal and
shorts, but not to any great extent until
about six months of age. A pig thus fed
up to this time on feed containing largely
the bone and muscle elements will have
a frame that will stand the strain of heavy
feeding duriug the succeeding three or four
months. About 100 pounds of meal per
pig, with the addition of a dollar or two's
worth of middlings and shorts during the
growing period, will make a pig weigh
from 300 to 350 pounds. The hams and
sides, the lord and pork from such a pig
find a very ready salo."— Journal of Agri
Curing A Balky Horse.
Old John Ferris made a snng thing for
himself by buying at a low figure from
their disgusted owners all the balky
horses that he heard of that were
otherwise sound, and, when cored,
selling them at a handsome ad
vance. This was his plan: Be would
harness the horse, being careful that ho
was well fed, the harness strong and com
fortalile, the wagon well greased; in short,
that tho horse should haw* no reasonable
ground for complaint. Then he laid in
supplies ior a siege—a lunch, his news
paper and spectacles, his pipe, with a filing
of tooacco, and a match, and most impor
tant a stout crowbar with • ring in the top,
and an axe. When the horse decided he
had gono far enough, he tried very gentle
measure to pnrsuade it otherwise (he never
struck him), but when these all failed, he
deliderately drove his crowbar in the
ground and hitched the horse to it, then
took his ease in a nap, or a newspaper.
When hunger and thirat began to assail
the horse, and vision of fat oats and cool
flowing water troughs crossed bis mental
vision, ho usually showed a restless desire
to move on, but not so hie owner.—He
had got used to the sport and desired to
stay longer, but when he thought the
proper time had|arrived he pulled up stakes
and started off, but at the first sign of re
tractiveness in went the crowbar again,
Belore the horse bad time to forget this
lesson he drove him forth again, with the
same preparations. He used to say that
bo often had to nse the crowbar on the
second drive, on the third one.
If tho horso showd signs of "balking" he
would strike two stones together, and
it would immediately start off as if it was
glad of the chance to go.
—The pitting of Mmall-pox bu been en
tirely prevented by Dr. LewinUner, of
Constantinople ( ff ien. Klin, ffoek.) by
antUtptie treatment as follow*: The entire
head and face, except eyes, and the neck
are covered with platter consisting of 3
parts carbolic acid and 5# part* each of
olive oil and starch. The body is covered
over with a mixture of 3 part* salicylio
acid, 30 parts starch, and 70 parta olive
oil. The internal treatment consists in
(jiving quinine in acid solution.
—A prominent New York phyiician con
demns the throwing of salt upon icy side
walks and streets, lie Bays the increaied
number of pneumonia cases la due to the
fact that salt causes humidity at a point
approaching saturation. The atmospheric
conditions producing the maximum amount
of pneumonia appear to bo when at a max
imum degree of humidity. Salt on the
snow also cauaos horses hoofs to soften.