Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, March 06, 1891, Image 1

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£O3 S. Main St. - - Butler, Pa.
K very body I)eligbt«d.
Who are in ■ d of Seasonable
Having bougL large Stock of
Fall nod Winter O-odd, and owing to
bad wrtuher and worse roads, they
have not I een going oat as fast as
they ougLt to
We have
as we must on account of scarcity of
room cloee them out to make room
for Spring Goods.
If you want a Cloak, Jacket or
Or if jxu want Blankets, Comforts
Underwear. Ladies'or Gents', Flan
nels, Contcn Flamel or anything in
tbs> line.
before the Stock is broken, but
to examine oor large stock of Dress
Goods, which are included in this
Alio Fancy and Dress Plosbep,
Black Sniab and Groa Grain Silks,
all Marked Down.
Full Again.
We mean our wall paper de
paitment. lull and overflowing
with our immense.and choice
stock of paper hangings. You
must help us out, we haven't
loom lor Ijalf our goods, jihtil
a t.u lelieve us of some of them.
We have the cbokeft selec
tion of patterns in every grade
from Hrown Blanks at 10 <&§
to Gilts at from 20 cts to $1
per double bolt.
Examine our Stock.
J. H. Douglass,
Near Postotfice, Butler, Pa.
Rare Bargains,
Extraordinary Bargains are offer
ed here in j,
Every thing in furnishings for ladies,
children biid men.
Compare our prices with what you
have tan. p h s' B f? fee J OO
can't fave uioney by dealing with
us. .
John M. Arthurs.
148 H. Main St.
Butler, Pa,
Pure Drugs,
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Fine Toilet Articles,
Patent Medicines,
And all other
Kept in a
First Class
Drug Store.
Mutual fire insurance Co.
OfficftCor, Main & Cunningham Sts.
>3. C. ROESSING, PuKsiDtjrr.
(«. C. Hi;. «sinir, Henderson Oliver,
J. 1. I'llrv is, .1 aineH Stephenson,
A. Trout man, H. 0. Heiuenimi,
Altr."l Wick, Woltzel.
Dr. W. Irvlii, Dr ltl.-kenbach,
J. . Iturkhart, I). T. N orris.
ji T i 3 3 ') i } Aeen't
r/ / .
rJ - Z
is now permanently located at 120 South Main
Street' Butler. Pa . in rooms formerly decoupled
by Dr. fValdron.
IST E. Wayne St ~ office hours. 10 to 12 M. and
I to 3 P. M.
Offlce and residence at 224 Graham Street,
Butler, Pa.
New Troutman Bnfldfng, Butler, Pa.
Dr. A. A. Kelty,
Office at Rose Point, Lawrence county. Pa.
K. S. LEAKE, M. D. J. E. MASH, M. D.
Specialties: Specialties:
Cynan-ology and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nose and
fery. Tliroat.
Butler, Pa.
Office at No. 45. S. Main street, oyer Frank £
Co's l)i UK Store. Butler. Pa,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. 22 Eaht Jcflrrson St., Butler, Pa.
S. W.Corner Main acd North Stß.. Butler, Pa.
J. J. DONALDSON; Dentist.
Butler, Penn'a.
Artificial Teeth Inserted tn tlie latest Im
proved plan. Gold Filling a specialty. Office—
over Brnaurs Clothing Store.
All work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties Gold Filling*, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered,
one* «■ tfcflersoa Street, oar doer Bait of Lowrj
ilouie, lip Stain.
Ofllee open dally, except Wednesdays ani
Thucidays. Communications by mail receive
prompt attention.
N. B.— The only Dentist la Butler nsiiif k tht
bent makes of teeth.
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Carpenter nnd Bnilder.
Maps, plans, specifications and esti
mates; all kinds of architectural and en
gineering work. Xo charge for drawing if
1 contract the work. Consult your l>et>t in
terest*; .plan before yon build. Informa
tion cheerfully given. A share of public
patronage is solicited.
P. 0. Box 1007. Office S. W. of Court
House, Butler, Pa.
Office near Diavo>'d, Bctlsb, Pa.
Office -Between Tcstoffice and Diamond, But
ler, Pa.
Office at No. 8, Soulli I.itrcotid. Butler, l'a.
Office second floe r, Anilerson Bl' It, Main St.,
near Court House, Butler. Fa.
OlEcf on second floor of the Huselton bloolr.
Diamond, Biitlcr.J'ib, Room No. x.
Odlce In Room No. 1, second floor of Huselton
Block, entrance on Diamond,
u i
Attorney at Law, Office at No. 17, East Jeffer
son St.. Butler. Pa.;
Attorney at Law and ite&l Estate Agent. Of
".rSjEWflf X. z. Mitchell's office on north side
of Dfimond, Butler, Pa. •
Office on second floor of
Anderson buUfllttg, near Court House, Butler,
Pa. ,
Atty at L-W—Odlde at 3. E. dor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler, fa.
Butle^pLaw-Omc o» South aide'of Diamond
V Surgeon.
Graduate of the Ontario Veterinary
College, Toronto, Cauada.
Dr t Gable treats all diseases of the
domesticated animals, and mokes
ridgling, castration and horse den
tistry a specialty. Castration per
formed without clams, and all ottier
surgical operations performed in the
most scientific manner.
Calls to any part of the country
promptly responded to.
Office and Infirmary in Crawford's
Lirery, 132 West Jefferson Street,
Bntler, Pa.
Paleat Yarlalile Friction and Belt Feed.
Steam- Engines, Hay Presses,
Shingle Mills. &c-
Portable Grist Mills,
send lor Illus. Threnlilntr Machine*. Ac.
Catalogue. A. U. KAKOI IIA I; CO., Yorlt, Pa.
Insurance and Real Estate Ag't
lon advertising s?* when in Chicago, v..» f,nd it on . t
We have in stock a large line of Long Wraps and Jackets.
We have assorted them into lots.
Lot 1 running up to S 6
" 2 " " " 10
(( Q ll (( li 1 O
« 1 " « « 15
5 " " " 18
u 6 >< i t «t 25
Now to get them out of the way, w < ofl'er to each buyer of
our goods (at the lowest prices evti known) the following extra
ordinary inducements:
$lO worth of goods will have their choice cf one wrap, Lotl
15 " " " " " 2
jg it .! I. tl It 3
20 " " " " " 4
22 " " " " " 5
25 " " '• " " 6
As we say we have a big lineof those wraps, and want to run
them off quick. And we guarantee all our goods marked in
plain figures at less than you can buy them elsewhere. Come
in and get first choice.
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. 1 make a
specialty of the higher grades of work; I keep
in stock tfie finest quality of goods; 1 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. I shall endeavor
to send out the best fitting clothes to be found.
I do all 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 sty lish
goods in stock. Call and see me before placing
any orders.
202 S. Main St.,
Don't Read This Unless Yon
Want To!
We feel confident it will pay you.
• *
Now that the Holidays are over we are
busy u'ettinu' ready for Sprino; trade.
Jo Cj J I C
We want all persons to know where to
. . . . 1
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
o .J ~
can we do. We also do just as we ad
vertise. We will sell you a Good Oak
Bed Room Suit for sl9 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
O a- t
will find at our store at low juices. Come
and see us whether you want to buy or
not. We want to show you our goods.
v O
Campbell & Templeton,
BE UP rsrot; to fitolit!
Some lives like 3
Hie more e brighter!"
Busy wives who use SAPOLIO
never seem to grow old.Try & c&ke--
A complete wreck of domestic happiness has often resulted from
badly washed dishes, from an unclean kitchen, or from trifles which
seemed light as air. But by these things a man often judges of his
wife's devotion to her family, and charges her with general neglect
when he finds her careless in these particulars. Many a home owes
a largo part cf its thrifty neatness and its consequent happiness to
Wfiroccrs often substitute cheaper for UPoi.io, to make a
better proitt. Mnd back such articles, and Insist ou bavins Just what
you ordered."**
lU'TLKR, I'A.. KR IDA V. M ARCII <5. 1 Ht>l.
Marriage Is an ordered garden.
Courtship, a tangled wood;
11 .image is the sober summer,
Court<'lip. «prin;, In wayward mood;
Uarrlago is a ii- ••;>. still river,
Courtship, a br.srht laagiitng stream;
Marriage Is a dear pos-wsslon.
Courtship, a perploxln? dream;
Which of these, my wif.\ shall bo
Crowned as best by thee tad me?
Marriage Is the blno day's beauty,
Courtship, the capricious morn;
Mama#o is the sweet rose cathered.
Courtship, bud still fenced with thnrn;
Marriage is the pearl In setting.
Courtship Is the dangerous dive;
Marriage, the full comb of honey.
Courtship. th-» aew-buzzicg hive;
Which of these, dear wife, shall bo
First preferred by thee and me?
O. the tangled wood was lovely,
When wo found it in our play.
Parting curiously the branches
White with masses of the May,
Eagerly the paths exploring
Leading to wo know not where.
Save that million flowers edged them.
And that bird songs, lit the air.
Thrushes' joy Philomela's
Still more exquisite despair.
How we wandered! —Now our wihi wood
Has become a garden plot,
Something missed of that strange sweotr.es*,
In the method of our lot.
Ordered walks, and forma! borders
For the wood-paths strange ahd wild.
Rose superb, and stately lily.
Where the careless wood flowers smiled,
—Summer, gravj and sob.-r matron.
For young spring, the ca.-er child;
Which, O which preTerreJ shall be.
Twelve-years' wifo, b/ th. and me?
Nay. the gardon has its glory,
Str.Tely flower and fruit mature;
An 1 the wildwooa had its dearness,
Stranga delight-, aa 1 wonders pure;
And the summer has fu'.ii'.iment.
If the spring has promise store;
And the river is the deeper.
If the young brook laugheth more;
And the real Joy abld.-th.
When the teasing dreams are o'er.
And the broa t, blue 'i-v7 ha*. glories.
If the morn was wildly fair;
And the gathered rose is safer,
If the bads more piquant were;
And the piarl la rare and precloua.
If the dive was fall of glee;
And we would not change r.'jr honey
For the flower-quejt of the boe;
—Sweet Is Courtship; swret is Marriage;
Crown them, darling, equally!
—J. R. V. rnori, ia Leisure Hours.
Some of Them Whom I Have Met
and Overcome.
Swindling Uy Wrong Footing-*—Fiahin; for
Money by an Ingenious 15oy—Other
Thieveries—A Somnambulist Who
Stole IIU Own Money.
I happened into the office of a large
factory one day to see a friend, and dur
ing the call I met the proprietor and
asked him how business was.
"I'm about discouraged," he replied,
"lie* you seem to be very busy filling
"So I am, but for some reason I can't
make any money. It seems as if the
more we did the less profit we made."
On the desk before hfm was a bill ho
had marked "O. K." It was for stuff
purchased—lumber, paint and oil.
Without meaning to do so I glanced at
the items, aud footed up the column of
figures. It stood as follows:
Dr. to
6 ketrs paint, at il>.> each tlO W
10 gals. oil. at 03 centj per gallon D S)
Lumber from NeTs 18 00
HSulinff same 1 7-1
Hoop Iron 3 S:J
Paint brushe3 4 20
Total *53 25
The bill was in the handwriting of
the man who acted as book-keeper,
sashier and buyer for the factory, and
was six bills put together to save separ
ate O. K.'s. Does the reader see any
thing wrong with the figures? I did at
i glance. The total should have been
forty-four dollars and eighty-five cents
instead of fifty-three dollars and twen
ty-five cents.
"Where is your book-keeper" this
afternoon?" I asked.
"He's out."
"Well, find me all the bills you can."
He brought me half a dozen from the
hook, and we discovered that each one
had been falsified in adding up the fig
ures. Next day the man was sent away
mi an errand aud an expert brought in
io overhaul his books, and in half a day
aver four thousand dollars in small em
bezzlements could be tooted up. He
had taken the simplest way to rob his
•inployer, and one which is always
practiced with the most success.
A similar discovery was brought
ibout in a still more singular manner.
[ was riding along the highway when I
noticed a folded paper which had evi
dently fallen from some one's pocket.
When I had alighted and picked it up,
I found it to be the weekly pay-roll of
>f a brick and tile yank The owner of
the yard, while a very successful busi
ness man, was a poor scholar, and lie
emploj-ed a young man to keep his
books-and handle more or less cash.
The pay roll stood as follows:
Adams 113 00'Fiek ia 00
Arms 11 £ ' (Jorman 9 20
Uenson 10 HO Hanson 8 C 5
barter 10 tfs ;
Davis 10 80l Total 1112 68
Bvarts 12 ISI
The laborers were working at piece
work, and each one's credit differed
from another's. I ran the column of
figures up and found an error. I tried it
igain. aud was satisfied that the true
total was enly S9:?.SB. I took the paper
to the brick man, learned who had
made out the roll and within an hour
had got hold of evidence to prove thak
in one year his young man had defraud
!d him of SS9O by means of false foot
For several years I was detailed on a
branch of detective work known as
'mysterious thefts," and many of them
lid really have a mysterious appear
ince at the outset. One of my very
irst cases was that of loss of money in
i retail store. A girl eighteen years of
ige acted as cashier, and she had an of
ice in tho rear of the store. This office
ivas railed in to a height cf seven or
:iglit feet, aud had two cash windows.
The cashier occupied it exclusively, and
t had come about on several occasions
hat her cash wouldn't balance the tips
>n the hook. She would be short $2, $5,
(10 or S2O, and there must be something
wrong somewhere. As she had to make
he shortage good she could not be sus
>ected, and, indeed, it was on her do-
mand that I was sent for to investigate
the case. I took hold, thinking it would
be a tough one, but luck aided nie to
speedily solve the mystery. Nooue on
the floor of the store could take the
Dionoy, as no one was admitted to the
office, and the bills were stacked up
on the counter next to tiie wall, a clear
twelve feet from either of the cash win
I entered the store at half-past eleven
o'elock in the forenoon. At twelve half
of the employes went out to dinner,
and three or four others lunched from
their baskets. Among the latter was
the cashier. She sat on a stool facing
the front of the store with her
back to the money, and kept up a con
versation with a girl seated just out»
side the railing. She had been seated
thus about ton minutes when I saw a
string' slowly descend from the floor
above her head. It came down along
side the wall, and the little black hall
at the end of it rested for a moment on
the top bill of the pile of bank-notes.
Then it was drawn up, and away went
a bill with it, and was drawn through
a hole above. The cashier neither saw
nor heard. The few employes" of the
store were busy, and the festoons of
dross goods, handkerchiefs, etc., from
pillar to pillar, obstructed their vision.
I weat softly upstairs and found a
stock boy eating his dinner just over
the office. 1 stood him up and found
a 510 bill in his vost pocket, with it
fresh spot of pitch on it, and his fish
line was concealed under u bos near
by. There was a hole in the floor
where some heavy box had smashed a
board. lie owned right up, and the
mystery was a mystery no longer. He
had never taken but one bill at a time,
and that always when the cashier was
M"n have always been obliged to
trust other men, and they always will
be. and when an employer has once sat
isfied himself that a certain employe
is all right it is the hardest kind of
work to convince liim that there is any
thing wrong. This loyalty is all right
in one sense, but it has shielded many
criminals. Were every employe to be
continually under espionage or suspi
cion it would be a «ad sta f e of affairs.
The senior partner of an old dry-goods
liouse once called me to his office to re
port a leakage wMoll the house had
vainly endeavored to stop. The short
age was not in the cash, but in the
stock. Men had been set to watch for
shoplifters, but none of that:class had
been spotted. All employes had been
watched, but no one had been caught
taking goods away. Most of the sales
men had been with the house for
years, and the door-walker longest of
all. Suspicion pointed to no one, and
yet it was certain that a leak existed.
Aided bv my usual luck 1 was only three
or four days in discovering it.
The store had a fine, high-class trade,
and many articles were sent on approv
al. In lounging about I saw articles
brought back and handed to the floor
walker to be returned to the cilice as
"returned." It occurred to me that
there might be two sides to this system,
and it wasn't two hours before a lady
came in and said to him:
"I came to pay SiO for the cloak s -nt
up on Tuesday on approval."
He took her name nnd money and
went back to the office and reported
the cloak as returned, ami pocketed the
money. I got three cases on him be
fore making my report, and when I did
report to the senior partner he flew out
and declared that it looked like a put
up job to earn my money. It was easy
enough to satisfy him, however, as I
had kept the addresses of the different
buyers. A call at eack address brought
forth the declaration that the goods had
been paid for, but we waited for a
fourth case and then caught the man in
a box. lie was wound up so tightly
that he made a full confession and
begged for mercy. He had taken over
$6,000 in this way, and had been playing
the game for years, and was the last
man in the store who would, have been
John Oilman, insurance ag'cnt in a
city of 25,000 inhabitants, had a mystery
which he called me in to solve. He had
an office on the ground floor of a build
ing at the corner of Main and Walnut
streets, but fronting ou Main and run
ning back gn Walnut. On Walnut, ad
joining him was a tobacco store. His
safe stood in a recess at the back of the
store, and this recess was just two feet
wider than the safe. It was wainscoted
up to the height of the safe. Now,
Oilman had been missing money right
along for two or three months, and the
mystery was that it had been in each
infctance taken out of his safe. He
alone knew the combination, and in
every case it bad been opened in the
regular way. I found it hard to credit
his statements. No one had broken
into the office: no one, as far as he
could see, had touched the safe, and yet
he was sure the money had been taken.
For instance, he liad placed s'2oo in it
at night, and next morning S3O was
missing. Out of SIOO S!5 had been
taken. Out of a package of S3OO drawn
from the bank and carefully recounted
$35 had been taken. To make sure that
the fault was not his he had kept a
memorandum. He had, for instance,
written down "§-50 counted over three
times. There are 10 S2O bills and 10
$5 bills." That money had been put
into the safe at night, and next morn
ing it was short S2O. Oilman had no
occasion to rob himself, nor was he a
somnambulist, and it puzzled me not a
little how to go to work.
I asked him to lock and unlock the safe
in my presence. It was a combination
of four letters, and as he worked it he
called out to himself: "J-a-n-e, Jane."
This was the name of his wife.
With that as a starter I began to in
vestigate the tobacco store. I found
that the clerk, who was a young man of
twenty, slept there nights. I "got a
chance to look at the wall opposite Gil
man's safe, and I found it wainscoted
up as on the other side, and right here
was the book-keeper's desk. Every
thing appeared regular, but that night
I remained in the office after the agent
went home. The office was dark, and I
took a seat within three feet of the safe.
At about eleven o'clock I heard a slight
noise in the recess, and next monioilt a
part of the wainscoting was lifted out,
some one crawled through from the to
bacco store, and presently the intruder
sat down before the safe, opened the
slide of a dark lantern just a bit, and
opened the door as quickly as Oilman
could have done it. lie took out a roll
of bills containing 5230, counted them
over, and then returned all but S2O
When he had closed the door 1 heard
him say: ".I-a-n-e, Jane." I then nabbed
him, and he proved to be the clerk in
the tobacco store He had played a
pretty sharp game. There was a loose
knot in one of the boards, and one even
ing in moving a box he had jarred this
out. He had applied mucilage to the
knot, and was restoring it to place
when he heard Oilman locking the safe,
and also heard hiin pronouuee the com
bination. This gave him an idea Pro
curing a fine saw he cut a panel out of
the wainscot large enough to enable
him to crawl through, and after that he
made two or three raids per week. His
scheme to take only a small portion of
any sum he found was a good one, but
luck and accident helped me to get the
best of him.
Another mysterious case was that of
a retail druggist. He was a single man
and slept* in his store, and he alone had
the handling 1 of the cash. He had been
robbed repeatedly, and always at night,
and he had puzzled over the matter un
til he was heartsick. The money was
always taken from his safe, the same
as in the Oilman case, but hero it %vas
surrounded by solid brick walls 1
looked the ground over thoroughly and
failed to strike a olew Then I asked
him to state his financial condition Lie
was in debt eight hundred dollars, but
doing an excellent business, meeting
his payments as they cams duo.
Not only that, but for the robbery he
would soon have had money to marry
and set up housekeeping Then !
asked him to let me sit up in the store
all night, and before midnight I had
solved the mystery. Ue got up in his
sleep, took fifteen dollars out of the
safe, and deposited it In a jar on the
top shelf. The jar, upon investiga
tion, turned up every dollar he had
lost. He had, in his mind, figured on
saving so much a week to get married
on. It was exactly this sum he had
stolen every time and laid away, and
yet no argument could have convinced
him that he was a somnambulist. —N.
Y.Sun. __________
•J it-.t What lie Needed.
"I tell you," said one Congressman to
another, "the situation in that district
is something to raise your hair when
you contemplate it."
"I think," said the listener, as he took
off his hat, and disclosed a bald head,
"that I'll go out and take a look at it."
—Washington .-Post.
A Illtihy rroceeJinj;.
"So you love Diana I'hayre! Have
you ever given her a hint of it?"
"Well, I tried to break the ice the
Other day, but I'tn afraid I ehosc an in
opportune iii iment."
"When was it?"
"When I was out skating with her."
It* Origin and the Manner *<r its Abuse
In Oar I.an^ua^e.
Few words in our language are more
frequently taken ia vain than the em
phatic adverb "never." It is-of pure
Saxon origin, and, like most of its
verbal kin. is forcible and comprehen
sive. Followed out through all its
legitimate meanings and applications, a
more potential word is scarcely to bo
found in our grand old mother tongue.
Yet, in all our vocabulary, there is not
one more shamefully nbused It Is
played with at pitch-and 'toss by the un
stable, the frivolous, the false
"I will never forgive rffirn—never,
never, never!" says the deceived and
outraged wife; and yet, perhaps, before
a week is over the offending husband is
pardoned, and the implacable wife is as
wax in the wrong-doer's hands
"Never shall a drop of any thing in
toxicating pass my lips cries
the helpless wild-eyed vk-tirn of de
bauch, as his nerves shake and quiver
under the maddening lash wired and
knotted by his own hands.
Ah, could wc but believe him! IJut,
unfortunately, experience teaches us
that "case recants vows made in pain,"
and that no vows are more valueless
than those of the Inebriate. There is
scarcely an old man in the land who
has not heard, either in his'own family
or in the family of some friend, the
torturo-born "never" of the drunkard.
It is sometimes kept; it might always
be kept if men would but assert their
The dignity and strength of moral
manhood once triumphantly asserted,
each succeeding triumph will becoino
easier, until at last temptation will lose
its power, and with absolute determina
tion to do right will expire the last
remnant of the inclination to do wrong
We have seen such victories—hope to
see more of them. They are possible
to all who err. —X. Y. Ledger.
Tho UoueflU Derived from Having a Sav
ing* Account.
A State that can show a l l arge per
centage of savings bank deposits cer
tainly possesses a population that is
characterized by thrift and economy
The importance of inculcating the habit
of saving can not be too often im
pressed, not only on account of its bene
ficial effect upon the individual, tho
family and the municipality, but upon
the State as well. The man who begins
to deposit in a savings bank or to save
a little and invest it in some other way
has an incentive toward economy, in
dustry aud sobriety that can not help
making him a better citizen in every
way. lie then begins to feel a sense of
responsibility that a-.-ts as a balance
wheel, and a tlesire to increase his sav
ings leads him to seek to increase his
earnings by the exercise of his intelli
gence, thus keeping him from falling
into the ruts and living along upon a
dead level. It is also true that the greater
part of the fortunes of to-day had their
basis in small earnings, cent by cent, dol
lar by dollar, at the start, the habits thus
formed being the main factors in bring
ing about the later prosperity Of
course, every man can not expect to be
come a millionaire, but every man
ought to be able, in this land of steady
habits, to lay up a little money, year by
year, giving him something to fall back
upon in adversity and supplying an in
centive toward a life of usefulness.—
New Haven Register
Queer I.otany sit the Hub.
There is a man in our town who is not
wondrous wise, although he makes
heroic efforts to keep up appearances.
He lias recently acquired wealth and
has lately added a well-stocked conser
vatory to his establishment. This he
was not long sinee exhibiting to a party
of visiting friends' with pride. "What
is that?" asked a lady pointing to a cer
tain plant. Mr. I', was non-plussed for
a moment, but. quickly recovering, he
answered with much gravity: "That,
madam, is an exceedingly rare specimen
of the 'Encyclopa'dia liritUmnica. 1 " —
lJoston Record.
Ooldsby—You can go on ahead, Clara.
I'll be hanged if I'll walk in the com
pany of a hat like tUat.
Mrs. CJoldsby ( as the shower showers)
—Won't von reconsider. Edwin?— Judge.
OVER 400,000 negroes are annually en
slaved in Africa.
WITHIN the last decade 5,245,530 for
eigners have come to our shores.
ONE of the latest crazes in St. Louis is
that of riding upon the electric ears to
cure rheumatism.
ALTOOETHEU, Englishmen buy be
tween*eleven and twelve hundred mil
lions of foreign eggs a year.
A TOURMALINE ledge, recently discov
ered on a farm near Auburn. Me., is
said to have already yielded 57.500 worth
of gems.
JL*ST above Vienna, on the Danube, is
the convent and school of Melk, which
has just celebrated its 1000 th anniversa
IT is said that from St. Malo alono
the mistletoe annually shipped to En
gland is equal in volume to half the
houses of the town.
THE Commercial Travelers' Society of
France, fountled ten years ago. ha 57,500
mcinl)crs. The I*resident is M lJris
son, member of the Chamber of Depu
Ox account of their lightness and im
permeability, compared with wood,
large tin packing cases are now fre
quently used in the shipment of light
manufactures to South America.
IN Oermany they are making coffee
from linseNl meal roasted to a dark
color and mixed "with some glutinous
substances before passing through ma
chines which form it in the shape of
A BlCLGluugun manufacturer says it
is a mystery to hiui what becomes of
all the guns made. They are not per
ishable or easily destroyed, yet year
after year the gTeat manufacturers
have increased their works until the
number of guns and pistols that are
made each year is something enormous,
and the trade instead of decreasing is
continually growing.
It Kiitl*, of (oarH*. In n Triumphant Vic
tory for ••Her."
He (with dignified composure)—lF7«y
are you so disagreeable, Helen?
She (artlessly surprised)—DfaMfrw
able? Am I?
lie (as before) —Always—to me.
She (carelessly)—lndeed? Hut, luck
ily it is a grievance you are not obliged
to bear.
He (resignedly)— You certainly ttetn
any thin? but kind and polite.
She—Thank yon, very much.
He (restlessly)— Oh. I don't know that
it is your fault. Of course people spoil
you; they flatter your vanity.
She—Am 1 vain, too?
He (warming to the subject)— Are
you? How eoultl yon be otherwise iu
the frivolous, worldly life you live—the
poor little round of dancing and dress
ing—you have no rhoire but to he vain
and worldly
She (smiling slightly)— Dear me!
He (throwing prudence to the winds)
Yes—jest—that is right. Yoa are toe
selfish, too cruel, to care whom yon
hurt. Go on, Helen.
She (suddenly serious) —But if I hurt
you so, why doyou seek this pain? Why
did you come up to-night, for instance?
He (impetuously)—l came because —
Helen, you well know why—because 1
can't stay away! And I love you so.
(Pleadingly) Dearest, I am willing to
wait—but, give me hope—just a little.
She (opening her eyes on him) —Hope
of what?
He (desperately) That yon will
sometime be my wife.
She (thoughtfully)— Disagreeable, im
polite, unkind- vain, worldly, selfish
and crueL (With tenderness) You
poor boy. is that the sort of woman you
would like to marry? Do you mean it,
He (clutching her hand) —Yes, oh,
yes! May I hope, Helen?
She —I am afraid, dear, I could never
live up, that is, down, to your ideal, but
if you like to take me, hampered with
virtues you don't dream of, perhaps I
can acquire, by degrees, the faults you
love me for.
lie (rapturously)—Oh! Helen, dear,
you are quite bad enough—l mean lam
quite good enough—l mean—
She (consolingly)—l know you do,
dearest. I knew it from the first.—Mad
eline S. Bridges, in Life.
A ling with I.effal Instincts.
A Boston lawyer who resides in tho
suburbs is the owner of a dog that
certaiuly possesses the instincts of an
attorney. The other day he saw an
other dog carrying off a tempting-look
ing bone. A second dog followed at a
short distance. The lawyer's dog quick
ly conceived a plan of action worthy of
an eminent legal mind, lie immediate
ly brought action against the dog with
the bone. The third dog at once
quickened his pace and lost no time in
instituting supplementary proceedings
in his own behalf. This assistance
proved equivalent to a decree for the
plaintiff, for the lawyer's dog left the
third dog to bear the brunt of the
litigation, and, seizing the bone, fled to
his own kennel, where possession was
truly nine points of the law. —lioston
Put to the Trst.
Briggs—Didn't I hear something about
your going to be married a year or so
Griggs—O. yes. My fiancee and I
thought it would be a good thing to give
our love a final test; so she went abroad
for a year. She returned the other day.
Briggs—And was her lore as fresh a«
Griggs—He was fresh cnouglu She
married him in Ix>ndon. —West Shore.
"A neat boarder for a dining-room."
All Hope Abandon.
Poet (meekly) I should like to leave
this little poem for your inspection. 1
suppose a good many poems arc left
Editor (gruffly)— Yes, and so are the
fellows who want us to buy them. —
An Inexhaustible Supply.
Mrs. Browu-I heard to-day that Mr.
Van Gabbler owns a gas well, but I
don't Itelieve it.
Mr. Brown —You would be quite
prepared to believe it if you had ever
heard his wife talk.—Munsey's Weekly*
\n<l Therefore to Bo Toltl.
Amy You shouldn't tell such thinga
ah.nit people.
I.aura- Why not? Charlotte gavb mo
t in- most positive assurance that it was
i vwrflt--Judge.
A California Chora* In 1828.
General Vallejo's readiness of apt an
scdotc was always remarkable. Pattl
jnce dined with him, and asked the old
loldier if he enjoyed the first opera he
•ver heard.
••Why. no," said Vallejo. "And yet I
jonfess 1 shall never forget it."
This reply aroused Patti's curiosity,
*nd she demanded when and where the
i ;vent took place.
"In 18-8, on the site of the Palace llo
| tel, San Francisco."
"Indeed! And who was the prima
ionna so long ago as that?"
"Well, I can't say." was the smiling
answer, "but there were at least five
hundred coyotes in the chorus." —Contr
Coolness 11»«• 1
Mrs. Hicks—Who was the most im
pudent man you ever knew?
Mrs.Dix—Well. 1 always thought pret
ty well of a fellow who used to drink my
milk on the front step every morning
aud ring the l»ell for a napkin.—Mun
sey's Weekly
—A doctor was asked what he would
do fir>t in the case of a man who was
i blown up by gunpowder "I should
wait until liuca:np down." he replied
>;_ L uv \jtii Many Hindi
Fir.,t Flat —1 wouljl murder Second
Flat for smoking that villainous pipe
were it not that he sing» so exquisitely
Third Flat- I could assassinate See
oud Flat for singing ail the time—bat
! I'd like to own that pipe he smokes.—
j Munsey's Weekly.
NO. 18
Picture* UlaHtratinf th« Nature and !>•(
cation of the Microbes
It is well know n that infections dia-'
•ases such as consumption add cholera,
have a parasitic origin, and that each
jnc of them has its characteristic micro-
organism. In ISTS Dr. Ko-jli published
his "Untersuchung ucber die Aetiologie
FV 1. S»ct!"n through tubercle* of the
limps, show tng two large cells with numerous
bacilli The specimen having been colored, the
bacilli appear as dark dashe*. Magnified nine
hundred times.
der Wumlinfeetionskrankheiten,*' which
embodies) the results of his investiga
tions in this field of research and
formad the basis of future study, tho re
sult of which was the discovery of the
bacillus of tuberculosis. The course
followed by Dr. Koch has been so fully
explained that it seems unnecessary to
treat the subject again in detail, but we
publish to-day two excellent cuts, for
which we are indebted to the Illustrate
Zeitung, showing the bacilli alone and
as they arc found in the tubercles.
Dr. Koch's methods, which have been
so strikingly confirmed by bis work,
lw, i
Fig. 3.—Tubercular bacilli, magnified two
thousand times. At tbe left, bacilli free from
spores. At the right. baeilH with colorless
places which are supposed to be spores.
have opened new fields tn the science of
bacteriology, and the results of his
work have been felt in every depart
ment of medicine.
A new material called "lactite" has
recently appeared in England as a sub
stitute for bone or celluloid. Casein is
the principal constituent.
A telephone line about five miles long
has been established in Iceland, and is
regarded as a preat curiosity, being the
first ever established on the island.
It has been determined that as far as
the danger to ship's compasses from
magnetic leakage from the dynamo is
concerned, it is equally the same
whether the ship is double or single
The National powder-mill at St.
Medard-en-.lalle, in Prance, has recent
ly been lighted by incandescent lamps,
and it is believed to be the first mill of
its class on the continent to use electric
Exantples have been found in this
country of kyanized timber which was
in a good state of preservation after
twenty-eight years' exposure, but it sel
dom lasts a very long time when used
for railway sleepers.
It is stated that in a recent gale the
anemometers on tbe top of the Eiffel
Tower registered 680 miles per hour. M.
Mascart says that had this velocity
occurred at the level of the city every
chimney would have been leveled to the
Prof. Thurston says: "The assump
tion seems fair that the locomotive en
gine will have been superseded when
we double our speeds, and that we must
find ways to utilize the weights of the
cars themselves for the adhesion and to
make each carry its own motion."
While sinking a mine shaft recently
at Mysore the workmen broke into an
old shaft, du£ perhaps a thousand years
or more ago. and in which were found
implements of various kinds that bore
unmistakable evidence, of the former
workmen being Chinese.
An electrical railway fog signaling
apparatus being experimented with In
England has given great satisfaction.
By means of a metal rail at some dis
tance from the ordinary signals, a slid
ing contact on the locomotive completes
an electric circuit and works the signal
Ordinary accumulators or storage bat
teries for electrical work are not very
portable, owing to the liquids they con
tain. In consequence of this trouble
it has been proposed to add a little so
dium silicate to the cell, which has the
effect of turning a sulphuric acid solu
tion into n jolly.
Manufacture of Rubber Stamps*
A rubber stamp requires very little of
the g"um, yet the Journal of Useful In
vention states that one firm in New
York buys one thousand pounds an
nually. There arc, says that journal,
rubber stamp concerns every where, and
the consumption must be very large.
Very good rubber is used, and few man
ufacturers suit the stamp maker. A
firm surface is necessary, and to obtain
this the compounding must be exact for
the purpose. Then the beat for vulcan
izing is a matter of importance. Steam
heat is considered best, for dry heat is
apt to scorch and spoil the stamp.
Great care is used, so that the rubber
will not get too hard or glazed, which ia
fatal to good work. The best manu
facturers use machines which are the
molds and vulcanizcrs combined.
Every thing has to be true, and littl«
vibration in the platens is permitted.
A thermometer attached to the ma
chine determines the right heat. Small
establishments axe not so particular,
and poor work is the result. The
slower the vulcanization the greater
the flexibility. Some makers rush mat
ters, curing the rubber in six minutes.
Such stamps will become as hard as an
electrotype in a month, when they ar«
tU'i -:' —mr~— —!
C . vi PikESiqi
Tommy—Say, Tubby, wanter join
our theatricals?
Tubby (delighted)— You bet 1 do.
Tommy- All right; come round to the
bam to-night. We're goin' to play "A
Moonlight Crime," an' we want you t'
stick your head up over a fence.
Tubby—What for?
Tommy—Th' moon. —Judge.
A Sensible Sug(fMtiOD.
Uc What ran I do to convince you
that my love for you is entirely disin
She —Keep away from the house and
gtve better men a chance.—Once %