Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 30, 1891, Image 1

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Robes and Blankets
As cold weather approaches
horse owners will s»ve money
by buying the » horse blank
ents, knee robe*, etc., now.
A good warm blanket on a
horse in cold weather saves
more for the owner than any
thing else.
The largest and most com
plete line of robes,blanketß,har
ness,whips,trunks, valises, etc~
in the county,and al the lowest
price?, will always be tound at
124 N. Main Si,
Butler, Pa
203 8. Main St. - - Butler, Pa.
Everybody Delighted.
Who are in need of Seasonable
Having bought a large Stock of
Fall and Winter Goods, and owing to
bad weetber and worse roads, they
bare not been going oat as fast as
they ought to
We have
as we most on account of scarcity of
room close then out to make room
for Spring Goods.
If yon want a Cloak, Jacket or
Or if yon want Blankets, Comforts
Underwear. Ladies'or Gents', Plsn
nels, Csnton Flannel or anything in
that line.
before tbe Stock is broken, bat
to examine our large stock of Dress
Goods, which are included in this
Also Fancy and Drees Plushes,
Black Burab and Groe Grain Silks,
•II Marked Down.
Full Again.
We mean our wall paper de
partment, lull 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 choicest 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.
Rare Bargains,
Extraordinary Bargains are offer
ed here in
Everything in furnishings for ladies,
children and man.
Compare onr prices with what you
have been pejing and see if you
can't save money by dealing with
John M. Arthurs.
Big Overcoat Sale
1 AT
The Racket Store.
48 B. Main St.,
* Butler, 3?a.
Pstsst VarlabU FrlcUaa mA Salt Faad.
Steam Engines, Hay Prewea,
Shingle Mills, Ac-
Portable Grist Mills.
Sen* for ntu*. TfcfMfclsr Ma«*i»aa, tu.
Catalogue. A. S. PABqUIUB CO., Tert. Fa.
ImiiiMce nd Bed Eiltlc Ag't
ID i'cßTlsers rr.~£
on adwritat.-g »» « ws»n in Ciwcaga. "ill *V>d (I an If- > t
la now permanently located at ISO Sooth Main
Street- Butler. Pa, ID rooms formerly ;ccoupied
by Dr. Waldron.
Office and residence at 224 Graham Street,
Butler. Pa.
nrrsiciA* xav BIHOEON.
New Trout man Bonding. Butler, Pa.
Dr. A. A. Kelty,
Office at Boee Point, Lawrence county, Pa.
K. X. LKAKE, M. D. J. E. MANN. M. D.
Specialties: (Specialties:
Gynaecolotfy and Bur- Eye. Ear. Nose and
*ery. Throat.
Butler, Pa.
rorsicnic A» BCHUEOS,
Office at No. 43. 8. Main street, over Prank t
Go's I)I OX Store. Butler. Pa,
Physician and Surgeon.
Wo. 22. East Jefferson St., Butler, Pa.
8. W. Corner Main and North Sts., Butler, Pa.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Butler, Penn'a.
ArtlOdal Teeth Inserted on the latest Im
proved plan. <iold Filling a specialty. Office—
over Scnaul's Clothing Store.
▲ll work pertaining to the profession; execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Bpeeialtles :-Gold Killing*, and Painless Ex
teaetkm of Teeth. Vitalized Air administered.
OMM MUMI Street, osr deer last of Lowrj
Mease, Dp Mtalra.
Office open daily, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
OFOMDT Attention.
1. B.— The ML J Dentist la Batter asiagfUu;
beat BAKES »f teeth.
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Carpenter and Builder.
Maps, plans, specifications and esti
mates; all Kind* of architectural and en
gineering work. So 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. O. Bo* 1007. Office S. W. of Court
House, Butler, Pa.
Office- Between Postoffice and Diamond. But
ler. Pa.
Office at Ko. I. South Diamond. Butler, Pa.
Office second floor. Anderson B1 k. Malu St.,
near Court House. Butler, Pa.
I Office on second Door of the liusellon block.
Diamond, Butler. Pa., Boom No. 1.
Office la Boom No. i. second floor of Huselton
Block, entrance on Diamond.
Office on second Door of New Anderson Block'
Male SC.—near Diamond.
Attorney at Law. Office at No. IT, East Jeffer
son St.. Butler. Pa.;
Attorney at Uw and Heal Estate Agent. Of
flee rear or L. Z. Mitchell'* office on north vide
of Diamond, Butler, P*.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor of
Anderson building, near Court Uouse, Butler,
Att'y at Law-office at S. E. Cor. Main St. and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Alt'jr at^Law— Office on South side of Diamond
A* £i OABLE,
V" etennary Surgeon.
Graduate of tbe Ontario Veterinary
College. Toronto, Canada.
Dr, Gable treats all DIAEAFTEH of the
domesticated animals, and makes
rldgllng, castration and borne den
tistry a specialty. Castration per
formed without clams, and all other
surgical operations performed in tbo
most scientific manner.
Calls to any part of tbe country
promptly responded to.
Office and Infirmary in Crawford's
Lirery, 132 West Jefferson Street,
Butler, Pa.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
OfTca Cor. Main & Cunningham Bts.
H'T" Ilendersoa Oliver,
J. brums, .lames Htenhe n»on,
Ai.Ytygman, i». a. Helneman,
4M*£ Wl' k-i n. Weiuel,
9*l>r. RtckenliaCh,
J. W. Bnrkhart, U. T. Morris.
Advertise Is THE CITIZIJT,
. . i j-:' ■ ! 30 S. MAIN ST.
Regarding Fine Clothes.
As a new comer requesting a share of the pat
ronage of this town and vicinity in my line, it
befits me to make a few statements. I make a
specialty of the higher grades of work; 1 keep
in stock the finest quality of goods; I recognize
the fact that a good fitting suit from my house
is it's best advertisement, while a misfit con
demns the cutter and tailor, F shall endeavor
to send out the best fitting clothes to be found.
I do al! my own cutting.
The prices will be as low as can be made com
patible with the quality of goods I shall adhere
to. A full line of the latest and most stylish
goods in stock. Call and see me before placing
any orders.
202 S. Main St., New Troutman Building, Butler, Pa.
Don't Read This Unless You
Want To!
— X»10000000I»NAR.I
We feci confident it will pay you.
Now that the Holidays are oyer we are
busy getting ready for Spring trade.
We want all persons to know where to
buy goods at right prices. This is the
place. We sell goods as cheap as any
person in the United States, if not cheap
er. We
We give you first-class goods; what more
can we do. We also do just as we ad
vertise. We will sell you a Good Oak
Bed Room Suit for #1 9 and a fine Pol
ished Oak Bed Room Suit tor #25. You
can't buy it elsewhere under #35. Any-
J t/
thing you want in the Furniture*line vou
will find at our store at low prices. Come
and see us whether you want to buy or
not. We want to show you our goods.
Campbell & Templeton,
Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Sold by ali Crocer&u ': y : und Can.
THE MARK 3NTO"t to DlSQOlort
lliu i D
Th rift is d. good revenue!
result's from A HAI IAT
cleanliness U - s
lMs&.solid cake scouring soap
Try i bin your next house-cleaning &nd beh&ppy.
Looking out over tho many honiee. of this country, we 800 thouaandc
of women wearing away their i;•/<•■* in household drudgery that might be
materially lessoned by tho uno of a low cakes of BAPOLIO. If an hour
ia saved each time a cako is used, if ono less wrinkle gathors upon the
face becauao tho toil is lightened, sho must bo a fooliah woman who
would heaitato to make tho oxpei-iinout., and ho a churlish husband who
would grudge the lew cents which it costa.
HIJTT.ER, FRIDAY, J A AR V -iO. 1 Hl> 1.
The Secretary's Murderer.
The Secretary of the ''Society for Edu
cating Cherokee Indims in the Apprecia
tion of Browning" advanced upon the Al
bany Station. She <fid not hurry. The
society had failed to materialize a quorum
that day, and she had plenty of time. She
entered with the domeitic eagerness of a
suburban, to which was added an almost
fireside expression of content, which may be
said to be peculiar to that celebrated de
pot. The true suburban has an air—
whether it reside in the bonnet or the
tront teeth, in the coat pocket or the velvet
gaiter, who shall sayT—which is as un
mistakable as the railroad clock when you
come in two minutes after train time. The
Secretary was thirty-five minutes before.
For this reason she did not rush in through
the big doors, past the telegraph girl and
the newspaper man. through the hot, huge
vestibule, where the FIG paste seemed to be
about to melt, the sour strawberries were
taking root, and boiling soda become a
vicious insult. It wa* one of the days
when Bosten was conicientioualy illustra
ting our new climate. It was still called
February for courtesy's sake. The ther
mometer registered s»venty in the shade,
and the furnaces did tkeir best to compete
with the temperature. The Secretary wore
a seal-skin coat. Oneof its warm pockets
embraced a copy of Paracelsus. She took
out her handkerchief and apologetically
smoothed her face. If she had been in
Chicago, she would have boldly mopped
her brow.
Our passenger madt a flank movement,
threading her way through the steaming
coupes and herdics, if hopes of monopoliz
ing the cool, onter aiicroom on the femi
nine side of the station. Tbe Secretary
was slight but determined, and the
belligerent door yielded discreetly to this
spirited woman. A gust of fresh air swept
her in. She sank inM the furthest corner
and removed her sealskin coat, which sho
laid neatly on an empty seat. She then
fanned herself sadly with the last circular
appeal for funds in btbulf of her refined
Indians, and wondered, with tbe patience
of all trne reformers, why the cause was
not more passionately appreciated.
In the main waiting-room women of a
less literary nature and of an economic
turn of mind bought the penny evening
papers of Boston for PURGES of infrigida
tion, and whisked them vigorously. Most
of these women were arrayed in black boa
constrictors or fur-lined cloaks. These
they retained with the pertinacity worthy
of a nobler cause. Several of fie pas
sengers had their feet on the base of tbe
radiator, from which blasts of hot air could
be seen to vibrate. The pleasant flower
girl was vainly trying to resusciate her
gasping carnations. Tbe janitress, who
had been there thirty-nine years, for the
fourth time resignedly told tho lady from
the country what time the nix-o'clock
train went. The employe who announces
tbe trains took his Websterian attitude,
with one elbow on the radiator, and
harangued his audience with less than his
usual eloquence, grinding out the names of
stations as indifferently and
as tbo chairman of the State Committee
giving the woman suffragists leave to with
It was warm. It was very warm. But
in the anteroom the Secretary breathed.
It was dusk, and shadows liad begun to
envelop tbe corners of this room, especially
those seats nearest tho door, whoso upper
panels were of glass. The Secretary was,
or thought herself, alone. Many pas
passengers passed through, violently char
actering the weather; but they all went
into tho inaiu room, and made straight for
tho radiators, where they sat down, and
such as could not afford the evening paper
fanned themselves with their gloves.
The Secretary was glad to be alone. She
looked at the Indian oircular censoriously,
as if it were to blame lor tbe failure of her
life's scheme. Tho Secretary was not a
Puritan, but she was of good old mission
ory descent, and her thoughts "on awful
subjects rolled." Tho Secretary was a born
philanthropist. Sho was tho most con
scientious soul in Boston and vicinity, and
we all know what that means. She was
consoling herself by the mental organiza
tion of a new Association for Teaching
Beggars how to Starve Silently and
.Aesthetically, when sho was startled at
bearing a penetrating whisper not six feet
away: "How shall the deed be done?"
Tho Secretary turned her head with tho
least possible motion, and beheld for tbe
first time tho dim outline of a man and a
woman bending toward each other in tbe
darkest corner of the room. They seemed
to shrink from recognition. .THO scant
light from the covered court fell from be
hind them and hid their faces in deep
shadow. To prevent any possible chance
of identification, the broad brim of a soft
felt hat drooped over the man's eyes, and
an impenetrable veil enveloped the
woman's feature*. THO Secretary held her
breath while the mysterious whisper was
"How shall the deed be done?"
After nn agitated pnuxn the woman'*
voice answered, timidly: "MiiHt it bef In
there lid CHcapet"
With Mime Milliliter deliberation the mini
replied, "We have carried the matter a*
far aw we can without doing it."
He spoke f^rullly, and the Secretary
thought HIIII defected a cold-bloodedliCKH in
hi* voice.
"Bnl—" pleaded the woman.
'■No; it ha* not to he done."
~ lie pulled hi* mimbrero lower over hi*
eyes, and rapped the floor viciously with
hi* cane. The Secretary Hank back with a
sigh of horror. InHtinctively nho felt lor
her Hrowning, but her (rood *en*e told hgr
that thin situation wan beyond the reach
even of that great man. It occurred to
her to make her prnnenco known to the
HUspjcioiiH pair. It occurred to her to pet
up and leave tiie room. "It I could only
attract the attention of the colored an
nunciator," thought the Secretary. "He
HeeniH to have a very practical mind. Per
haps lie can tell me what to do with thin
cane "
The Secretary wan accustomed to clnMiify
humanity altogether by "cane*.,, Itut the
mis*i«tiary in her kept alienee. She listen
ed, and felt it her duly to give almost an
much attention to these wicked Ilostonian*
an if they had been Cherokee*.
"It ban got to he hone," repeated the
man in the corner, with an imperative
accent on the lu.it word.
"Whent" asked the woman, helplessly.
"To morrow night." The word* came
back in a curdling whisper.
"Leave the place to mo."
"I don't know. All I know IH that it
mn«t be the greatest mystery of the day."
The man pulled hi* hat an inch lower, and
gave a growl that made the Secretary
•hlver with apprehension. Kven hi* com
panion nhrunk from hi* calculating brutal
ity. Tho Secretary had read in the Hoston
evening penny paper detail* of the plot*
which precede greut crimen, hut die hail
never expected Ui participate in a prelude
to Kiich social cnormitic*.
"Must he diet" Tho feminine vice
trembled in the darkne**.
The Secretary Mhuddered.
"Xo help for it, I don't see any help for
it," said the man, callously. "The only
question is how to do it. "
"Make it an easy death, then, won't
"Ay, ay. 'A sudden and a subtle." "
The Secretary pricked up her ears anew.
She recognized the classic quotation, and
marvelled that such monsters should be so
highly cultured.
"He might be smothered with a very
soft sofa pillow," suggested the famale ac
"Yes; or I might get a powder from the
Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Ani
mals." sneered the man. "Tbat'sthe trou
ble with plotting with a woman. Their
hearts are made of jelly. I think I 'll cut
his throat.and throw him in the reservoir."
lie shot out the words with a savagery
peculiar to his sex.
"Poor fellow! I had taken such a fancy
to him."
The folding doors leading to the larger
ladies' room were hooked back, and the
Secretary stared in there, gasping. Her
spotted lace veil clung to her damp tore
head. When would the gas be lighted?
Why did nobody come? Where was that
subordinate of whom the Secretary char
acteristically thought as the "colored
The first gas-light now sprang from the
remote end of the long room. A motherly
woman moved her seat under it, and un
concernedly began to darn her husband's
stockings. The colored man, carrying his
ladder to the next jet, carefully picked his
way among some children playing with
paper dolls on the station floor. The
Secretary sighed with relief. Surely, she
thought, the infernal plot must yield before
such sacred domestic influences.
"It must be done so that it seems exact
ly like an accident. The police must be
thrown completely off the track." Thus
the man mused upon hisvillanous problem.
"I'll help you all I can; I'll do my share.
Had you thought of electricity?"
"Ah, just the thing!" Then, after an
ominous pause, "Didn't yon mention the
fact that he bad a burglar-proof mat before
his bedroom doorT"
"Of course lie has; 1 put it there. Can
you make any use of tbaif;'
The voice sounded so sweet, the sugges
tion so mnrderous, that tbe Secretary was
appalled at the depth of this psychological
"I have it. I'll connect it with a dead
wire. It is the most popular way of dying
just now. The electric companies will
have to pay tho damages."
"Are you sure it won't hurtt" cried the
woman, anxiously.
'He'll never know what struck him."
"Excellent!" The accomplice clapped
her gloved hands softly.
"By his hour to-morrow night he will be
no more."
With this molodramatic and baleful as
sertion the assassin buttoned up bis over
coat, rose to his feet, and stamped them
with determination.
Flash, flash, flash! hiss! ah! The lights
leaped along the Waiting room, and chased
the darkness as it had been a malefactor.
.The colored man, preceded by his ladder,
now came into the anteroom in a matter
of fact way that soemed to tbe Secretary
forced and incredible. The room blazed.
In the moral influence of light, the man
and woman separated instinctively. The
Secretary looked at them fiercely. All
she saw to aid identification was a blue
barege veil closely drawn, and a black
sombrero dipped to a rugged beard.
Before the Secretary could make up her
mind what to do or bow to do it, the
couple, witli the boldness of habitual
crime, had walked through the ladies'
waiting room and bad disappeared.
"Oh, what shall I dot" cried the Secre
tary, helplessly. She knew how to edu
cate remote Cherokees, she had taken high
honors in the Browning Club, but before
the commonplace crime of her native city
her highly attenuated mind drooped.
"Are you ill, madam?" inquired the "an
nunciator," with a lordly, patronizing, at
tentive, and courtoous side-wise motion of
his head.
"Stop those two persons! They are
murderers. I don't know what to do about
it," gasped the Secretary, pointing with
one hand and gathering up her seal skin
coat with the other.
But that most excellent of employe*
folded bis ladder and smiled incredulously.
"I guess, madam, they're not a murdering,
but a-courting."
"Perhaps so," said tho Secretary,wearily.
"Vou ought to know." But she was not
at all convinced. With tho necessity
which rests upou her sex for confiding iu
somebody, sho hurried out to tbe main
room and consulted with the flower
"I don't believe it," said the flower
woman, charitably. "The man that just
come out of there bought a dozen pinks of
me yesterday."
But the jauitress, with the experience of
thirty-nine years, shook her head. "I saw
a fellow once in tbe depot give hi.4 girl a
huttoneer, and ho beat her brains out with
a hatchet that very night. 1 think, madam,
that I bad better take you to the police."'
With a beating heart tbe Secretary ap
proached the station policeman. Sho hail
never had occasion to consult un officer be
fore, except when she wished to get from
Summer Street to Winter Street on T'hrist
mas week. She felt almost like a murder
er herself. She trembled visibly.
"There are two murderers in this depot,"
bugan the Secretary, with a heroic eflort
after self possession. "I overheard tho
whole plot. The deed is to tie done to
morrow night."
Tho officer roused himself and respect
fully asked for the details, which the Sec
retary told as quickly as she could. The
officer felt for his "billy," and asked if they
took a train. Tho Secretary shook her
head headlcssly.
"I could point them out if I observed
them." She was almost ready to cry. The
whole situation seemed to her so unculti
vated. She saw herself testifying before a
police court, and reported in tho penny
'*A* you mention a reiiervoir, madam, I
think we'll anarch the circuit train*." The
policeman left the Secretary for n moment
uml connultod the tall gate keeper with
the line heard. The officer returned with
a dtKComfited •xprtMion. He xald he »•»»
"ufraid we've lout 'em." "You'd hotter
come out, madam, or —ah, IIIIMH," looking
doubtfully at her—"and hunt 'em up."
AK the Secretary emerged from the hot
veHtibuln into what in conceded to he the
wornt draught in New Kngland, (die
clutched the guardian of the law by the
"See!" »he could barely articulate;
"there they are!" Hearing down upon
them from the hagK"fc'e room two figurea
approached. There wan no doubt about
it. It wait xhe of the veil; ft watt he of the
Hombrero. The man lugged a valine,heavy
"Jimmiet or dyuamitet" asked the keen
policeman ol him. llef<ire the Secretary
could Hcroaui. the officer laid hi* hand
henrily on the man'* xhoulder, and raid,
Hignificanlly, "1 ain norry, cir. but you'll
have to come with me."
"Ah!" naid the man, courteously, raining
the brim of hi* sombrero, ami looking at
the officer with remarkable steadiness.
"Can I trouble you to tell me whyf"
The woman untied her thick veil leisure
ly, and revealed a quiet, intelligent face.
The policeman looked a little .«ta»rfrered.
He did not recogni/e any of his old offend
ers, and with tbe bmtality of his sex, turn
ed the ca-ie over entirely to the Secretary.
"On tbe testimony of this lady," bowed
the officer, blandly, *1 feel compelled to
arrest j'ou on the intent to murder."
"I don't believe you'll make much of
that." broke in the gate-keeper, towering
over the three. "Who suspects them?"
The policeman pointed at the Secretary
"You'd better take a course of training
before you set up a Pinkerton agency," the
gate-keeper was proceeding, when the Sec
retary broke in with sobs as thin as her
"But he told his accomplice that he was
going to kill biui with a dead door m.it on
a wire.''
"Accomplice!" exploded the gentleman
of the sombrero. "Why, she's my wife."
The gate keeper grinned. "Uimf Why,
he belongs in Newton Centre. He's run in
and out these two years. Herf Why, she
runs a Bible class with forty-nine young
men. Where do you belongt" — turning
suspiciously on the Secretary. The two
accused drew together. Xewtou Centre
and Chestnut Hill glared at each other.
"I am sorry, madam," said the gentle
man, with a courtly bow —"l am sorry to
have put you to so much inconvenience,
but, you see, my wife and I are collaborat
The policeman looked blankly at the cou
ple. What new I rime was THIS! "Uelabo
ratingf What's that? I don't know but
I'd better hold you, sir."
"We are writing a novel,'' said the
gentleman from Xewton Centre "We are
collaborating a story. We are publishing
a volume." The gentleman straightened
himself impressively.
"That's so." Tho gate-keeper nodded
with infinite intelligence.
"This strange lady accidentally over
heard my plot," proceeded the gcntlcm&n,
warmly; "and I hope that in honor she
will not divulgo this secret to the re
"Chapel— Longwood — Brook line-- Reser
voir—Xewton Center." the fumiliar voice of
the "annunciator" echoed from tho wait
ing-room. "Four forty five train on track
Xo. 1.
In tbe rush for room tbe couple dis
appeared. When the Secretary had stolen I
dejectedly into the rear car, she might
have been heard to murmur between her
dying sobs:
"I don't believe they are even married.
I think it's a tbeosophic flirtation. Col
laborating a novel! I guess he does the
writing, and she docs tbe type- writing." —
Harper's Btuar.
An Impression.
There are several things about an adver
tisement that impress the reader, and they
have an influence that is irresistable. We
mean things different altogether from the
snbject- matter of the advertisement.
Perhaps one of tho most potent ol these
influence is the character and standing of
tbe paper tho advertisement is printed in.
Insensibly tbo reader forms an estimate ol
tho house that advertises, and of the real
valuo of goods it claims to have, by the
reputation of the paper in which he or she
reads the advertisemect. Whyt Because,
as a general thing, first-class bouses seek
first class mrdiums in which to make their
We heard a lady say once that she reads
every advertisement in certain monthly
magazines and certain daily papers, be
cause she knows she can rely upon the
staten.V.it that advertisers in such mediums
make; the publishers, she thinks, would
not permit any misrepresentation.
It doesn't pay to spend money in so
called" cheap" mediums. A thousand to
one that the paper that ask - a good, fair
price per line can give you the full value of
your outlay.
How Screws Were Made.
It is not well known when screws were
first made or by whom. The aplication
of mechanical contrivances to make screws
can be traced as far back us L.">(>!), when
they were made by a Frenchman whose
name was Benson.
The bolts wero-f'orged and the thead was
made by filing. In 1741 tho watchmaker
Bindley, of York, improved upon Benson's
method. For a very long period bis way
of cutting screws by the screw pinto was
continued in England. The best patent
for cutting screws was obtained by Job
and William Wyatt in 17!W). I p to IM4O
about fen more patents were issued for the
same branch of mechanism.
One of the patents, obtained Jan. 2#,
1837, by .Miles Vcrry, is worthy of men
tion. It was the art of making pointed
screws — wood screws. Wyatt employed
three separate machines, one for making
the bolts, one for cutting the groove iu the
head and one for cutting the thread.
Short Ksauy oti the Modern Hen.
liens. We don't know to which this
world owes the most, the hen or tho egg.
Did tbe hen start flirstf If so, she has a
right to the floor and tbe atten ling honors;
if tbo egg was first on deck, then here's
to tho egg first, last and all tho time.
Ileus can be very busy if they wish to at
laying eggs, setting or scratching up tbe
neighbor's com. Just now the scratching
business isn't in season; its too cold to sit
still and there's too much going on in pol
itics, railway building and general gossip
TO perr.it of laying to any great extent,
and hence it is that eggs just now are eggs.
The Witne:.S Dead.
We could prove that Billy Patterson was
was never struck at all;
That j elision agents, as a class, have very
little gall;
That ( barley l(< ; s was never lost; that
Keinmler's living si ill.
And that cvfrybody's tickeled w hen they
get a little bill;
We could back up (Irtcly's proheeies, and
prove be owned tbe weather;
That Sittii'ir Bull is -till intact aixl hasn't
lost a leather;
That Br. Koch's discovery has never failed
to cure, •
And that New Vear's resolutions a twelve
month will endure—
We could prove all this beyond a doubt,
and other thiugs beside,
If did Bill Jones were living- what a pity
that lie died!
Vou are aware ol course that catarrh
w ill become chronic unless checked at oneo
by Old Saul's Catarrh Cure. Only cents.
"If a numerous household is the safety
of the Republic," it might us Well be pro
claimed at once, that the remedy upon
which such household should be reared l»
Dr. Bull's Baby Syrup.
The famous John Calvin did not like
actors or plays, lie once wrote "llell is
neither deep or hot enough for players,
and tbe mail who would enter a play bouse
w ill be burned iu fire everlasting Bre'r
Cuh iu probably bad on a largo JaK ol his
special brand of theology when be wrote
American Oratory.
( Extract from Kudyard Kipling's latest
effusion on America and Americans.)
But this has nothing to do with San
Francisco and her merry msideus; her
strong, swaggering men and her wealth of
gold and pride. They bore me to a ban
quet in honor of a brave lieutenant —
Carlin. of the Vandalia— who stack by his
ship in the great cyclone at Apia and com
ported himself as an officer should. On
that occasion—'twas at the Bohemian Club
—I heard oratory with the roundest of o's,
and devoured a dinner the memory of
which will descend with me into the
hungry grave.
• There were about forty speeches deliver
ed. and not one of them was average or
ordinary. It was my first introduction to
the American eagle screaming for all it
was worth. The Lieutenant's heroism
served as a peg from which the silver
tongued ones turned themselves loose and
kicked. They ransacked the clouds of sun
set, the thunderbolts of heaven, the deeps of
hell and the splendor of the resurrection
for tropes and metaphors, 4I| J harle d the
r esult at tLc head of the guest oi the eve
Never since the morning stars sang to.
getber for joy, I learned, had an amaxed
creation witnessed such superhuman
bravery as that displayed by the American
navy in the Samoa cyclone. Till earth
rotted in the phosphorescent star and
stripe slime of a decayed universe that
god-like gallantry would not be forgotten.
I grieve that I cannot give the exact
words. My attempt at reproducing their
spirit is pale and inadequate. I sat be
wildered on a ccrrnscating Niagara of
blatberumskite. It was magnificent—it
was stupendous—and I was conscious of a
wicked desire to hide my face in a napkin
and grin.. Then, according to rule, they
produced their dead, and across the snowy
tablecloths dragged the corpse of every
man slain in the civil war and hurled de
fiance at "our natural enemy" (England, so
please you,) "with her chain of fortresses
across the world." Thereafter they glori
fied their nation afresh from the begin
ning, in case any detail should have been
overlooked, and that made me uncomfort
able for their sake*. How in the world
can a white man, a sahib of our blood,
staud Tip and plaster praise on his own
country! lie can think as highly as he
likes, but this open mouthed vehemence of
adorat ion struck me almost as indelicate.
My hosts talked for rather more than three
hours, and at the end seemed ready for
' three hours more.
But when the Lieutenant—such a big,
brave, gentle giant—rose to his feet be de
livered what seemed to me the speech of
the evening. I remember nearly the whole
of it, and it ran something in this way:
"Gentleman- -It's very good of you to give
me this dinner and to tell me all these
pretty things, but what I want you to
understand—the fact is, what we want and
what we ought to get at once is a navy
—more ships—lots of 'em " Then we
how led the top of the roof off, and I for
one fell in love with Carlin on the spot.
Wallah! He was a man.
The prince among merchants bade me
take no heed to the warlike sentiments of
some of the old generals.
"Tho sky rockets are thrown in for
effect," uuoth he, "and whenever we get on
our hind legs we always express a desire
to chaw up England. It's a sort of family
affair." And. indeed, when you come to
think of it, there is no other country for
the American public speaker to trample
France bus Germany, we have Russia;
for Italy Austria is provided, and the
humblest I'atban possesses an ancestral
Only America stands out of the rucket.
and therefore to be in fashion makes a
sandbag of the mother country and bangs
her when occasion requires. "The chain
of fortresses" man, a fascinating talker, ex
plained to me after the affair that he was
compelled to blow off steam. Everybody
expected it.
When we had chanted "The Star
Spangled Banner" not more than eight
times we adjourned. America is a very
great country, but it is not yet heaven,
with electric lights and plush fittings, as
the speakers professed to believe. My
listening mind went back to the politicians
in the saloon, who wasted no time in talk
ing about freedom, but quietly made ar
rangements to impose their will on the
citizens. "The judge is a great man, but
give thy presents to the clerk," us tho
proverb suith.
Pulled Straws for a Wife.
A romantic event has just conio to light
at Wilkohbarre, l'a. It is a repetition of
the old tale of Enoch Arden, but with a
somewjiat different ending. In IHBU \\ il
linm Evaim anil Maggie Williams wore
residents of Tamequu, Schuylkill county.
They fell in love with each oil er, and in
course of time were married. Evans, who
previously worked in the mines, had a lit
tle capital, and after his marriage started
a small mercantile business. He did not
mice I very well, and becoming ills
couraged sold out and went to Colorado.
In the meantime two children were born
to the couple. The htwliand promised
that lie would HCIHI for hi* wife and chil
dren HH mion a* ho made a homo for thoin
in the Went. For two year* Bran* work
e<l in the mine* in Colorado. Ho Rent
money homo to hin wife every month.
Then he fell nick and wiw taken to a ho*
pita). That'* the la*t hi* wife heard of
him until Rome month* later, when *he
received a paper apprizing her of her hn»-
Imnd'ri death.
Upon receipt of thi* new* Mr*. Kvan*
removed to Wllkeabarre and kept houve
for her uncle. She wan a good looking
woman for her nge, and iu the spring of
IHH'J married John 8. Jenkiua, and both
lived happily together. On Friday last
Mr*. Jeiikin* heard a knock at her front
door and aent her oldeat girl lo opcu the
door. A well dressed man atood in the
doorway. He said to the little girl: "I*
your maiumu int and i* *h» all alone?"
The iittie mi** responded: "Ye*, mamma
i* in and aii alone." The gentleman then
walked iu. Mr*. Jenkiua recognized the
uinn at once a* her husband.
She fainted, and after ahe recovered *he
explained the situation. The hu*band
*aid it wan ail lii* fault, be ahonid have
kept up hi* correspondence with hla wife,
lie had been tick, but recovered; the Kv
an* who died waa another man.
in the evening Mr. Jenkins came home
and his Ktirprisu was great. "What are
we going lo do now, wifef" be a«ked. "In
deed, I don't know," «aid Mrs. Jenkins,
"I always did love my first husband and I
love you, too. I don't like to give either
of you up."
After a long discussion of the situation
the men agreed that two husbands were
too many for one woman; they would pull
straws for her. The woman agreed. Kv
an* won. Husband No. 2at once packed
ii|> bis belongings and moved out of the
house Mr* Kvans still retain* possession
of lit* child, but with the father'* consent.
Kurly thi* week Kvan* will remove his
taiinly to Denver. The affair haa created
no little excitement.
By removing superfluous water from the
soil a way is made for the air to aid in de
composing the orgrnic substances, which
become the food of the plants, and in
gredients which are bnrtfal to plant
growth, and which cannot otherwise be
removed, are carried off hf rain. Not only
docs the removal of extra moisture make
the land drier, bat it allows the soil to
have the benefit of the gun's heat, render
ing it warm and congenial to plant growth
and readj to benefit by the least shower of
rain, and at the same time raising the tem
perature of the surrounding atmosphere.
Braining also makes soil of a stiff or
tenacious nature more friable and better
prepared to receive the fibrous rootlets of
plants, and by the action of the atmosphere
hard pans or crusts are broken and pulver
iled, so that the roots may enter them, a
result which could not otherwise be ob
tained without subsoiling or trenching.
It is unfortunate that farmers should
allow so much waste in their grain pro
ducts after they have so muoh pains and
labored so hard to harvest them. And yet
there is a great loss every winter in| the
granary. Indeed, some farmers have no
granary, put their thrashed grain in bags
and boxes, in which things miee delight.
Others do not thrash ont the main crops
until they wish to market them, possibly
not until spring; but there is always a
waste in the mow, as well as in the
granary. Every farmer should have a
good mice proof granary, and there is no
sufficient reason fur not having one. As a
rule it will pay to market most field crops
in fall or early winter, before they have
wasted much; and the saving thereby, we
believe, will exceed the possible increase
of prico which may be received if held
until spring.—X. Y. Independent.
Who enters here leave pipe behind.
The horse will be all the better for work
ing his way through the winter.
The man that knows the right nse of a
horse blanket is a first class horseman.
Too many horses eat up during winter
all they have earned during summer.
The horse blanket saves feed and flesh
less substance is used to make animal
Keeping matches in any other reoeptaole
than an iron or tin box is tempting Provi
Some people think a farm animal ia like
a postage stamp—no good until itia lioked.
They are sadly mistaken.
The form horse, having only light labor,
and not much of that,during winter,should
have less grain and more roaghneaa daring
The man that puts iron bits in horses'
mouths in cold weather, without wanning
their bits, has altogether too machofthe
savage in his composition.
lIordKHOLD 111 NTS.
If flavoring is added to a hot oostard a
part is lost.
Beatiug an egg with an egg beater can
never increase the bulk as when a fork is
Kipe tomatoes will remove ink stains
from white clothes, and also from the
When whitewashing yoar cellar add an
ounce of carbolic acid to each gallon of
wash before applying.
A householder in Bangalore is said to
have for years used nothing bat the dost
of the roads, mixed with linseed oil, as a
paint for woodwork exposed to the
If you wish to keep pickles in gUa* fruit
jars rub the untitles of the metal oaps with
lard. The cans with caps lined with por
celain are much to be preferred for all pur
It is just as necessary to keep salt from
absorbing bad odors as cream. A sack of
best salt standing where there is a smell of
fish or any objectionable odor will absorb
the flavor.
No kitchen should be without scales to
test the integrity of things purchased by
weight, and to measure the quantities of
various recipes.
A soothing application for burns is to
cover them with the white of an egg. It
lorniH a coating over the injured part and
protects it from tho extornal air.
When using eggs once in a while break
the ends carefully and save the shells for
little molds. Blancmange looks very
pretty served in this way for a change.
Apples w ill not friexe If covered with a
linen cloth, nor a custard burn if In the
oven with a dish of water.
Warmed-over biscuits can hardly be told
from new ones if are set dry in a close pan
and covered while reheating.
Bent whalebones may be restored to
shape by soaking in warm water a few
hours, or by warming overt lamp or fire.
Before chopping suet be sure to take out
all the membrane, also have it quite cold
and dredge with flour before chopping.
Scientists state that thero are no ml
crohus in milk when it comes from the
cow's udder, but that the moment it comes
in contact with the air of a filthy stable,
or even where the surroundings are clean,
the microbes enter the milk. This dem
onstrates that when young animals prooure
their milk from the dam, instead of being
allowed milk to drink, they are less liable
to disease. The precaution of heating the
■uilk (not boiling It) should be nsed when
giving it to very young stock.
Dr. Fanner'* Golden Kaliafii warrant
o»l to relieve toothache, headache, neural
gia, or any other pain in 2 to 8 minute*.
Also bruises, wound", wire cute, swelling*,
bile* burns, Huininer complainta, cofic,
(iilno iu home*), diarrhoea, dysentery and
llu*. If *ati*faction not given money
—At New Castle, some woeka ago J. B
Lowery, nire 18, but *mall for one of hla
yearn, Man dipping down hill on a aled,
lying on hi* (totuach, when a boy weigh*
ii'it about HO pound* jumped on hi* back,
I<»wery screamed with pain, and when the
other boy got to hi* fpet he fonnd blood
ooiing from Lowery'* ear* and mouth.
ilin spine had been injured, lie died laat
—ltch on human and liornea ana *ll *ni
malM cured in 30 iniimtea by Woolford'a
Sanitary l,otion. Thi* never litfle. Sold
by J C Itedick, druggist, lintler.
—There'* one man in Colorado who be
livvea in the efficacy of advertising. He
in Paul White, a proaperon* ranchman ol
Kocky Ford, in that aUte. He edTertiaad
in a Colorado paper for a wife. It brought
«uch a heavy mail to the advertiser that
he had to convey it from the poatoffloe to
hla ranch in barrel* in hi* farm wagon.
For a month he haa apent hla evening* pe
ruilng hi* cnrroHpondence, and ha* not
yot made a choice. Moral: If yon have
any goods to aell, or wi*h to dUpoee of
your preciou* aelf, adverti*e.
—Farmer* of leaver county propo*e to
e. .tablieh a market hou»c at Heaver Fall*
if the oltiiena of the latter place will aid
them linancialljr.