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Tile Ilea. lil.S
J. W. KASTOR,
131 E. Jefferson St.
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Fine Toilet Articles,
And all other
Kept in a
Theilargest and most
complete line of" robes,
whips. trunks, and
valises, and at lowest
prices in Butler, is al
ways to bo found at
IT PAYS YOU
TO KEEP POSTED
ON OUR PRICES!
See wbat we offer this month
and judge for yourself.
Fast Color Challies ouly 5 cents a
Fine Zepber Dress Ginghams only
10 c. per yard.
36 iucb Henrietta Cashmeres, all the
new shades, only 25 c. a j ard.
Ladies Lflnck Siik Mitts only 15 c. a
Gloria Silk .Sua I mbrellaa with faDcy
silver handles $1 50, worth $2.50.
ChildreDS Sailer Hats only 10c,worth
Ladies Trimmed Hats and Bonnets,
from $1 to $5.
40 inch Lace Scrims only sc. a yard,
Men's Hornet Shirts 25 c, others sell
them at 50 c.
Ladie's Ribl ed Vests only 10 c.
Such bargains can only be
found at tha
NEW YORK BAZAAR
The Liveliest and Busiest Store in
228 ai,d 232 S. Main St.
The Racket Store
Is more than ever
HEADQUARTERS for PANTS.
We have good, stout, well made
pants, warranted not to rip, just the
thing for warm weather, at 50 cents,
75 cents. 89 ceuts, etp.
We have also the heat jean pants
in the county at sl.
OJ'.I dress pout J in great variety.
Come in and look them over.
120 H. Mam St.
im V6BUI mi,
II KUIJLKRTON, Prop'r,
Jtlaukeix, ( luiiix'lh and Yarn
lei f'OllUljr Wool.
Y,> guarantee our (roods to be strictly all wool
nil ii rile or any ot her poisonous material
»e lin dye ing. We st-ll Wltolesalo or retail,
amu.'-s jiii'J price* fprnlnhrxl tree to dealers od
pplurilon by wall.
Advertise in the Ciiizln.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
JOSEPH W. MILLER, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Office and residence at .'£» S. Main St. B'ltier,
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
IST E. WayneJSt . offlse hours. 10 to 12 M. and
1 to 3 P. SI.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
PHYSICIAN AND SrmiEO.v.
Office and residence at 127 K. Cunningham St.
PHYSICIAN AND BUBUEOS.
New Troutman Bonding. Butler, l*a.
E. S. LEAKK, M. I>. J. E. MANN. M. D.
: Gynaecology and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nose and
DRS. LEAKE& MANN,
G. &L ZIMMERMAN.
PiiVcICIAN ANI» SCJUiEON.
Office at No. 45, 8. Main street, over Frank &
Co's Di uj? Store. Butler, Pa,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
Ao. 22 East Jt ileison fat., Dutler, J'a.
W. R. TITZEL.
PHYSICIAN AKD SURGEON.
S. W.Corner Jiair. and North £t£., Butler, I'a.
is now peimaceiitlj located at ISO South Main
Street' Butler. I'a., in rooms fotmerly .ccoupled
by Ur. Waldron.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
C Artificial Teeth inserted cn the latest Im
proved plan, Gold tilling a specialty. Office—
oser grlißtirg Clothing store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
All work pertaining to the profession, execut
ed mthe neatest manner.
Specialties :—Gold Fillings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth, Vitalized Air administered.
Offlre on Jefferson Street, onr door East of Lowr)
Manse, L'p Stair*.
Office open dally, except Wednesdays and '
Thursdays. Communications by mail receive
K. B.—The only Dentist In Butler using the
best makes of teeth.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
ENUI.NEER AND SURVEYOR,
Omen NF.AR DIAMOKD, BCTLKR, Pi.
J. M. PAINTER,
Office— I'et ween 1 tMtflice an! Diamond, But
A. T. SCOTT,
Office at No. R, fcotill. Dipjcond, Butler, Pa.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
ATIORNEY AT LAW.
Office second floor, Anderson IJI k, Main St.,
near ("ouit House, i'.utler. Pa.
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
OO'ce 011 second floor of tlie Huselton block.
Diamond, Butler, Pa.. Koom No. 1.
JAMES N. MOORE,
ATTOKNEY-AT-LAW AND NOTARY PUBLIC.
Office In Koom No. 1. second floor of Iluseltou
Block, entrance on Diamond.
Attorni-y at Law, Office at No. IT. Ea«t .teller
son St., Butler, Pa.,
W. C. FINDLEY,
f Attorney at Lew and l.'eal Estate Apcut. OI
flee rear ot L. Z. Mltcli"U's office on north shle
ol Diamond, Butler, I\».
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second lloor ot
Anderson bul' lti.if, near Court IIOUSP, Butler,
J. K. BKITTAIN.
Att'y at Law—Office at, S. E. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att'y at Law—Office.oli Sou'll side of Dlair-oud
L 8. McJ UNKIA,
Insurance nod Real Estate Ag't
I 7 EAST JKFFERSOKJ-ST,
I BUTIJER, - I* A.
HJ: L!vi COUNTY
Mutual Fire insurance Co.
Office Cor. Wain & Cunninghaio Sts.
•3. 0. ROESSING, PMSIDBN*.
H. €. IIKINKMAN, SECRETARY.
3. C. itoesslnif, Henderson Oliver,
J. I, Purvis, lames Stephenson,
A. Trontman, H. C. Ilelueman,
Alfred Wick. N. Wettzel.
Dr. W. Irvin, l)r ltlckenbacU,
J. W. Burkliart. I>. T. Norrls.
LOYAL S, MMUSKIN, Agent.
A. E. GABLE,
Graduate of the Ontario Yeterinaiy
College. Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Gable treats all DISEASES of the
domesticated animals, and tn N kes
ridgling, castration and horse den
tistry a specialty. Castration per
formed wi'bont clams, and all other
surgical operations performed in the
most scientific manner.
Calls to any part of the country
promptly responded to.
Office and Infirmary in Crawford's
Livery, 132 Weet Jcffer6on Street,
, . . j i-tUSISTEST
: ■: o p!nMn:rany
S* IITOIC JU-WI, CUIOAOQB
E Grocery ' Troutman Bailding
N S _ _Jx L
w " ~ l| r
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MARTIN COURT j
& co J |_
Ilere we are down on Cunningham il. Almost every
body knows where we are, but if ) OU do not, j>itase IOOK at the
above map. Walk down Cunningham St on the light hand
side till vou com >to 210 and } ou will find us. Here we have
lots of room and pay no rent and more than doubled our sales
last year and expect to increase them as much this year. All
who came last year to gee if we had as Urge a stock and sold
as cheap as we advertised s?id we were too modest in our
declarations and said they did not expect to find half as much,
even after reading our advertisements. Vou know us now and
of course will continue to deal here, but we must tell you we
have twice as laige a stocK LOW as when you were here before
ai d stiil cutting prices lower. To those who have never been
here, we went to ceme too. We don't advertise to blow,
li }tu den't find n trestcik here at lower prices than you
ever expected after reading our advertisement we will pay you
for your time that it takes to walk down here from Main St.
Remember, we keep every thing in cur line. Horse col
lars 50c, team work biidles sl, work harness $lB, buggy har
ness SO, wagon single-trees, ironed, 2oc, double-trees, shalts,
wheels, poles, shafts, cushions, tops, harness oil, curry combs,
brushes, paint, springs, dashes, lap dusters, robes, blankets,
whips, carts, buggies, spring wagous and everything, and
Kramer wagons,— tbe best wagons made.
Come and see us. Look over our stock. We want to get
acquainted with you, Hemember, it was us who first brought
down the prices of buggies in Butler county for your benefit,
relying on increased sales to make up for small profits, and the
public has stood by tis in a way that makes us like everybody.
S. 1. HURT & CO.
S. B. Martincourt, - J. M. Lieglmer.
The largest repository in the county, liiled with the best assortment of
Buggieß, Surries, Phie'.ocs, Carts, Express, Delivery. Drillers and Bolstor
Wagons, Machinery, kc. We have fu'l control of the Yoangstown Baggies,
"Carries, Wagons, &c., in Butler couiity. Their work stands second to none.
We guarantee it in regard to material find workmanship. They make the
best rig for the money that is made in the United States. If von need a rig
of any kind it will pay you to call and examine our stock. Bear in mind
we buy nothing but guaranteed work Bnd the purchaser gels the benefit of
Adriance Platform Binders, the oulv successful two-horse Platform Binder
made. We guarantee this binder to do the same work of any elevator binder
and do it with one third less power Besides this it can be worked on any
hill that a team of horses can be worked on. You cannot upset it. It weighs
from 400 to 600 pounds less than the elevator binders. This is an impor
tant feature on soft ground as well as hilly ground. There are one-third
less parts to be run than on elevator binders, consequently the expense of
uture wear and tear is one-third less. Call and see sample biuder.
We lead all competition on Bind»r Twine in quality and prices If you
want a Plow, steel or wood frnrne, Spring Tooth Harrow, Mowing Machine,
Hay Hake. Hay Loadcner, Hay Tedder, Hay Elevator, Urain Drill, Thres
hing Outfits, Saw Mill Engines or Machinery of any kind, or Fertilizers, Slat
and wire Fencing, give us a call. 1! we do not have it in stock we can get
it for you. Iu addition to our wareroom we have a Carriage Paint Shop,
where painting is promptly done in quality to suit you and moderate prices.
As wo are lovers of low prices you will always the worth cf your mon
ey at the Ilink Building,
Nc. 320, 322 and 324 S. McKean Street, Butler, Penn'a
W. F. HARTZELL & CO.
STOCK ENTIRELY NEW!
At lowest cash prices at
•J. R. O R I K H '
No. 125 IS. Main St., - Duffy Block.
Siyn of Electric Bell and Clock.
eyßm WATERPROOF COLLAR m CUFF
B£ Not tO Sl3llt 2
THE MARK Not tO DlaCQlor?
—— ,J BEARS THIS MARK.
NEEDS NO LAUNDERING. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT.
THEJmiY I INf-N-U, NED WATERPROOF
COLLAR IN THE MAHKfcI.
HUTLKR, PA.. KIM 1 )AY, JIN K I\>. 1 Hi> 1.
A NEW ENGINEER'S STORY.
An "Engineer's St ry" la form regulation,
I ain't g. !ng ter leU— I am not cruel hearted)
This story, in kind. Is the first since creation
Upon its long Journey o" mysteries started.
I loved Sallle Jenkins—aname that's not takin,
With people what hiu>k« > for poetry names—
Twas the gal not 'er name, sir the! first dij
Affection in me, an' enkindled lore's Games.
We met, an" jes' as soon as her pirty eyes hit
I felt my heart Jump, like a feller in doze.
I sez: "Thar's a gal what'll ]<■*' 'zaetly fit ir.c,
I'll hev 'er no matter what troubles oppose."
I found she wuz wiilln' but th n herole iladdy
He took down hiz gun from the garret an' sed:
"If ever I 'tempted ter take her, he had me,
Ile'd draw back tho hammer, 'so I would go
X knowed he would do it, yes, 'cause the ole
He'd won much ren«wn fer sich innocent
His appetite allers fer flsfctin' wuz hearty,
'N much he hed done I hed read in the paperi
But fortune htt allers smiles out on two lovers,
I rested fer things ter develop themselves;
Good luck In the clood that ailrights us oft
Stfccess in calamity's house often dwells.
One evenin' at dusk, when the moon wuz up
My train near her home wuz a-chargin'with
Ahead, near the track, there wuz sumthin' a
Then a form uv a woman grew quick on my
She seemed all unconscious uv what she wut
She heeded no whittle—stepped right on the
Her form on the rails soon the wheels would be
Unless by a miracle ihe wuz jerked back.
One chance In a thousand' Reversing the lever,
An", makin' a leap art a grab at one time,
I landed her over the b»nk in a quiver
Of terror and gladness—that sweet g3l o'
Next day all the paper! wuz full uv the story;
''The brave engineer" wuz the Idol uv all:
Her old dad was on me—his eyes no more gory—
He hugged m<\ whlletears from hiz whiskers
An' now for pure fact in this awful narration—
Fer since we are married tho public may
That Job wuz put up at the sharp gal's dicta
When I leaped ter save, she wuz twenty steps
—James Noel Johnson, In N. Y. Herald.
THE VETERAN'S STORY.
As I Ovoiv.eard It oa a Railroad
(Written for This Paper. 1
HAI) been so
• If absorbed in my
I newspaper, after
® leaving the city
acaa In J? on a west-bound
| train, that I had
~ / •'\- not noticed the
£?. 1 of night, nor had
.■ i observed my
V \\ immediate neigh
/ fj/Y\ I'ocs in the swift-
-vVI ly-speeding rall-
S way car. A con
sciousness of the one condition—the
advent of night—soon brought me to a
partial realization, at least, of those
Occupying the seat in front of me
were two war veterans—and G. A. R.
boys, as I soon discerned—who, I
found, were returning from an encamp
ment where they had lived again tho
scenes of the past.
Passing from the chronicle of day's
events given me by the newspaper, I
became at once interested in the
earnest conversation of my telfow trav
1 trust that my course of eavesdrop
ping will not be considered particular
ly reprehensible, inasmuch as I only
relapsed into a condition of ease, and
drank in, as a creature of circumstance
might, the flow of words which came
to me over the back of that car seat.
I early learned that tho two men
were old playmates, as well as army
comrades, and were held closely by
these ties, notwithstanding that for
tune had been more lavish in the one
case than in the other.
One of the men—Frank—was a prom
inent attorney in a western city; while
the other—Bill, as his friend called him
—had become a stnrdv tiller of the
Presently Bill, the older one of the
two, spoke up:
"I say, Frank, you remember 'Pen
ny' Pickerson, don't you?"
" 'Penny' Pickerson? I guess I do
remember him, and 1 would go a good
ways to sec old 'Fenny.' "
"But you wouldn't find him, Frank.
He's gone. Yes, ..'Penny's' gone. I'll
jest tell you about it" And tho old
man turned himself a little more to
wards his companion, placed his hat
upon his knees, and was then ready to
enter upon his story.
Apropos, however, to the old soldier's
tale let mo briefly gather together a
few fragments of interest which were
dropped, some before and some during
It appears that during childhood's
clays ami afterwards, running through
the period of early school times,
Frank, the lawyer, Tom Ilazzard,
'Penny' l'ieki rr.on ami old 15ill were all
playfellows and close friends. What
ever one was engaged in, the others
were quite certain to share. Joys and
sorrows were mutually divided. Their
common stream of life, however, sep
arated some little time before the war
beg'an, but that prreat strife, strange as
it may seem, brought them to
gether, and in the same regiment.
Shoulder to shoulder, it may almost be
said, they passed through many cam
paigns, experiencing many and varied
dangers and privations.
This second common experience only
clinched if (flinching were necessary—
those bonds of a lasting friendship; but a
cold world—or the hand of a blinded
fate—had decreed another separation—
one which promised to have no end.
It seems that Bill, when a boy and
when sUatinff with Penny one day
upon the old village millpond, had,
through coolness and foresight, saved
his companion's life. It was the same
old story of "daring" to cross a fragile
bridge of ice between two air holca,
when Penny found himself vainly
struggling In the frigid waters, and
with a swift current aiming to draw
him beneath the surface. It was a
situation demanding prompt action on
the part of Bill, and at almost the last
moment he succeeded, by greatly
periling liis own safety, in saving
This happening tended to bind them
more closely in their youthful days,
and also—in connection with other
events—cemented a feeling of inter
dependence throughout the course ol
their army career.
"I don't know as I ever told you
about that happenin' when Penny
had th' fever down in Carolina, did I?"
"I think not," replied the lawyer.
"Well, it was on that cold, raw
night in November, '63, when th'
command was passed along t' us,
rather sudden, t' advance with all
speed. You may remember what a
nasty, drizzlin' rain was comin' down,
wettin' everything we had on. Peniy
had not been feelin' well that day, not
for several days before that, an' 1
could see that he had anything but
enthusiasm when we started out. I
took my place near t' him an' I could
see that he was strugsrlin' manfully t'
throw off th' weakness which was
a-eomin' over him more an" more with
every step he took. I'urty soon when
he see he couldn't stan' It no longer, he
*aid t' me:
" 'Bill, I can't go 'nother rod."
" 'What's th' matter. Penny?' says I.
" 'I don't know. Bill, but 1 feel awful
strange. I must drop out,' an' he fell
by th' muddy roadside, while I tried t'
find out what th' matter was, t' get
him same kind of relief. I was jest
about movin' a few steps t" one side,
lookin' for a bstt?r spot from th' rain,
when Penny cried out loudly:
" 'Bill, »ttiy with me. For (rod't t.ikt
don't leare me. Hill. 1 1 e rit y ru.'
"I never shall forget those words if 1
live t' be a thousan' years old. They
were th' last intelligent words Penny
spoke for long weeks—you well recol
lect his sickness, an' how I stay'd by
"By an' by he pulled out of th' fever, j
an' it seemed he never could say ;
enough about his gratitude f me. lie
was always bringin' it up whenever lie
had th' chance.
"When th" war was over. an'
th' troops disbanded, Penny, y'
know, remained right in Washington,
an' somehow it w*. n't long afore I lost
track of him entirely. Yon an' Tom
went out west; an' 't wasn't long till I
found myself driftin' up in Michigan,
where I took tip a farm.
"Well, about a year or so baek I went
down t' Washington on some business,
an" afore I'd been thcr.' more'na day or
two who should 1 run against but Tom
Ilazzard, who also happen'd t' have
some transactions at th' capiteL We
had a >o 1 t ilk a >out ol' times, an'
finally Tom said:
" 'Say, Kill, do you ever think of
" 'Think of Penny Piekerson?—l
jfuess I do think of him; an' he, for
that matter, has a purty good cause to
think of me,' said I t' Tom.
" 'Well now, I'll telly* what we'll do,'
said Tom. 'After our business at t' de
partment is over. :tn' you have called
on Col. 1) , we'll see if we can't find
Penny. I don't think we'll have much
trouble ai> >at it. fo.- I've heard that he
is now a wealthy man. an' of some con
siderable prominence in business circles.
He'll probably not know us at first, but
pet a m -etia' with hin 'll b-j a mutual
pleasure, I've no doubt.'
"'All right, Tom.' said 1. 'l'll foller.'
"After we'd hunt id 'round quite a
spell we finally wa:. directed t' a great
big gTay stone structure, set way back
from th' street, as boiii' owned an' oc
cupied by Mr. P. l'ickerson.
"Evenin' had cast her mantle o'er th'
mighty city—as they say—an' I must
own that th' electric lights made every
thing looksnug an' n:cj 'bout that great
mansion an' its surrcundin's. I know
that I was party much befuddled, an'
couldn't think # that this was th' place
where now lived our simple comrade of,
"pears like, but few year.; ago. I could
n't imagine t uch a transformation in
"We kinder stopped when we'd 'bout
half covered th' distance t' th' house,
an' I couldn't help iayin':
" 'Tom, we're wrong. This ain't
Penny's place. He don't lodge in no
such palace as tTii ;. an' I know it'
" 'This is certainly th' place we were
directed t',' replied Tom, who had seen
more of these changin's in man's condi
tion. and consequently was not so
kinder overcome as I was.
" 'Well, 1 can't have it that way, an'
I jest know we're cil th' track,' says I.
'Kut, then, if you think so, we'll go on
up t' th' door, an' you can ask if Penny
l'ickerson lives here. I feel sure you'll
ha\-e your trouble for nothia'.'
"So we proceeded np th' walk t' th'
broiid stone steps leadi:i" I" th* imposin'
entrance, an' Tom he pre■. vd a little
ffilver knob t' one f,ide, while I stood in
" 'T wasn't long afore a servant ap
pUKMI, nil' ill cwismT t-' Toin'u
" 'Yes, salt, di# am Mis tali Piekerson'a
"RH.r,, STAY WITH ME! FOB (IOD'B SAKK,
DON'T LEAVE ME!"
" 'ls Mr. l'ickerson at home?' Tom
" 'Yes, sah.'
" 'Can we see th' gentleman?" Tom
" 'l's afeard not, sah. Mistah Picker
son is very sick, sah, an' de doctah has
lef ordalis not t' have him distu'bed.
De doctah urn comin' now, sah. You
can ask him, sah.'
"At this moment a mighty dignified
an' stout gentleman came up th* few
steps an' seein' th* nigger, he said:
" 'Good evenin', Ilenjamin. liow is
Mr. l'ickerson this evenin'?'
" 'Good evenin', doctah. I's afeared
mastah's not ns well dis evenin', sah.
Doctah, dose gentlemen have jest called
t'see Mistah l'ickerson, an' I have re
fer'd dem t' you.'
'•Tom then introduced himself an'
told th' physician that we were old
playmates an' army chums of Penny's;
had not seen hhn for many years, an'
wished that privilege if possible, as
another opportunity might not occur
durin' our lives.
"The physician listened t' Tom, an'
then told Kenjamin t' usher us into th'
house t* wait his return from tli' siek
room, when he would see if 'would do
for us t' KO up.
"Well, Frank, I thought I had never
dreamed of such grandeur as met my
gaze upon enterin' th* gorgeously fur
nished rooms we were shown into. I
was really dizzy with all th' splendor
that surrounded inc. Tom, though,
didn't seem t' mind it much, for he soon
took possession of th' softest an' easiest
chair in th' room.
"We had not long t' wait before th'
physician returned \warin' a very anx
ious expression. Approachin' Tom. he
" 'You may step upstairs an' look upon
your old friend, but inasmuch as he Li
delirious, an', I fear, has but few hours
t' live, you can do but little more than
t' see him a moment. I would not deny
you this privilege. Th' family have re
tired for a brief spell; therefore if you
will follow me 1 will take you t' Mr.
"Up th' heavily-carved an' linsly
carpeted stairs we went; th' physician
first, then Tom, an' finally m'self. Goin*
in t' a spacious room we approached a
great mahogony bedstead, where,
guarded by a couple of servants, wo
saw th' restless forin of a thin, pale
'"lt's l'enny, b' gosh!' says I—for I
couldn't hold it back. 'Don't, y' know
" *S—h,' whisper'd Tom. 'He's out
of 'is head. He's delirious. Th' doctor
Rays we must not talk t' him.'
"So we stood there n few minutes,
watchin' th' pantin' chest an' restless
frame, while a few wanderin' words
were passin' th' fcver'd lips. Then wo
turned, an' were carefully departin',
when a shrill, deathlike cry sounded
through th' room, strikin' alarm t"
"Th' sick man had raised upon his el
bow, an' with a dull> vacant staro was
Lrokin' partly away from u.>, an' callln"
"THEM'S THE VEHT SAME ■WORDS!"
"' Pi!!, xt iy rat. F>r God's ttike
t'oh't bare me. HilL I want yon."
" 'My God! said I, as I heard Penny's
cry. "Them's the very same words
that Penny said t' me way down there
by that black Carolina roadside. Does
he know w hat he is sayin'?'
"Th' doctor shook his head, an* said:
"Xo, he's not aware of what he ut
ters. This is an old recollection, un
doubtedly, that still abides with him.
He's very weak, an' is not far from his
''Tom an' I were soon forced to with
draw, though—particularly in my ease—
it was with much reluctance; an' as we
went along th' street I could still hear
those sharp tones appealin' t' me t'
stay. I could hear 'em th' day after,
an' I can hear 'em even now.
" 'Twas not many weeks after this
happenin", I'rank, that I got a let
ter one day which ran something like
" 'By a provision contained in th'
last will an' testament of P. Pickerson
(deceased) there falls t' you.durin' your
lifetime, th' interest of twenty thou
san' dollars; together with various rel
ics of the late war gather'd by yourself
an' Mr. P.'
"Then there was soinethin' about
correspondence, an' so on, an' th' let
ter was sign. -d by th' administrator of
"I hesitated quite a long time about
answerin' tY letter, 'till finally, feelin'
myself gettin' old, an' bein' purty
well shatter'd from a long an' hard
army service, I concluded t' look upon
it as somewhat of a providential pen
sion which would take good care of mo
th' rest of my days."
Such is the story I heard from the
lips of the hardy old veteran in the seat
before me. I was so influenced, not
alone l>y the narration of events, but
also by the old man's earnestness of
tone, that I almost for, -- t my destina
tion; and had 1 not quickly recovered
myself, I would :aost surely have been
carried beyond th» station I had set out
for. DR. CEO. IIENRY CLEVELAND.
—Johnny—"My father said it in sober
earnest, ma'atr." Teacher—"Wouldn't
'My father said it in earnest' mean just
as much, Johnny?" Johnny—"Xo,
ma'am; not if you know my rather."—
There is some talk of divorce suits
among' the colored aristocracy of Aus
tin. A few weeks ago Deacon Snod
grass said in a trembling voice to the
bewitching Mrs. Snowball, who was
boiling 1 soap:
"Lubly woman! Jess lemme ta*te
dose lubly lips. I only wants to find
out if dey has as much flop as my wife's
"Ef dat's all yer wants tcr KTTOW JOSS
ax my husband, lie's allers a-kissin"
yer wife's mouf. I reckon he oughter
"know," replied Mrs. Snowball. —Texas
Dime Museum Visitor (to Bearded
Lady)—l say, mum, wouldn't you like
to turn a good penny by carrying a lit
tle side line?
Bearded Lady—Well, what is it?
Dime Museum Visitor —It's just this:
you'd be just as big- a curiosity in a
mustache and burnsides. Shave your
chin and take an agency to boom Lath
er's shaving soap. I'm Lather, and I
can fix you out good. —l'uck.
"I was told to-day that a couple of
burglars tried to rob Jay Gould's safe
the other night, and that they actually
got in among his railroad securities."
"Were they discovered?"
"No, they were glad to get away
alive. The water was very deep, and
It seems that neither of them could
"Chawley Is so well bwed that he
wouldn't eat an owange unless he had
an owange spoon."
"Indeed! Well, I know one thing he
would do. lie would imitate his em
ployer's writing on a check."
"Well, but that wouldn't be ill bwed,
you know." —West Shore.
Ill* Modest Lunch.
Glanders (after a careful study of the
bill of fare) I see you have green tur
tle soup and haunch of venison to-day,
Waiter —Yes, sir.
Glanders—Just so. Then yon may
bring me a cup «>f coffee and a tooth
That Wa« It.
"Mr. made a sneak for home
about ten o'clock," said Miss Uleecker.
"lie constructed a servile departure
for his domicile at that hour, did he?"
replied Miss South-Church, of Boston.
A Mi:UK MATTER OF FORM.
Bertie (solil.)—Oh, now I know why
ma said Mr. Courtney Swift was a good
match for sister Amy.—Puck.
Husband (in a voice of suppressed
wrath)— Did that new girl make this
Wife—l made it myself.
Husband—Er —at's excellent, my
dear, excellent; but let's save it until
your mother and sister arc here to holp
enjoy it.- -Good News.
I.lkrt! It Turned llown.
"I'm going to turn out this gas," said
the old man, coming into the room
where sat his daughter and her young
"Thanks," said the unabashed young
man, "I was just going to do it myself."
Victim (after being shaved) —How
long have you been at this business?
Barber —Only a short time. Just
thought I'd take a hack at it.
Victim (feeling his face) That's
about what you've done. —Boston Hci"-,
A Rocont Financial and Philan
X«w Vork Instltalioau Which Are i'rut-
Ing of lirvat i>uctlt to Chil*
dren uuJ th* K'onrrr
The penny provideot tund. orgaaueii
by the charity organization about iu o
year* !»,;•>, proving u [fiv»t success,
says the Nov Yoris Sun. It nrnfM
design of t!>e urbanisation to encourage
the saving of sin v'l S'uniain >ng its pro
te; es by proviiii v' a place of d -poslt
for even so stnail ::n amount as t, S anil
5 cent*. ami stations v.-ere established
p.t the t'-u different branch offices of
the society for carrying out the plan.
So pfpm. r did the work 1 eeomc th.it
outside or-; :izations were allowe.i to
come its fr :i tbcdinw'ies. the miv: i'ttis,
the inde. t,i <1 school*-, and the workinj
girls' clubs. until there are now IJS sta
tions of deposit, HUJOy depositors, and
sl(l,+M C"i ou deposit in the different
n-s. There are no hired clerks in
these st-.; i. Ms, the work all being doi;e
by voluntary charity. The depositors
are quite fairly divided between chil
dren and grown people, and. though it
is the desire of the society that all ac
counts of $5 shall be transferred to tlwj
savings banks, many poor people refuse
to take out their money.
The plan of the work resembles that
so long practiced in England; I, 3, 5, 10,
2.">, and .">0 cent and SI stamps are sold
to the depositors, pasted In the little
book given to each pers»n, and remain
the guarantee of the amount due until
it is needed and drawn out u grain. When
PS or $lO accumulates the depositors are
helped to open an aocouflt in a savings
bank, and the United States and West
side savings banks have placed the
stamps on sale at one of their windows,-
where sums of 1 cent up will be received,
and as soon as $1 Is accumulated the de
positor will receive a regular passbook.
This work necessitates the addition of
only one clerk, and it la hoped that oth
er banks will take it up.
One poor woman succeeded in saving
about §SO in this way, and when her
husband deserted her a short time ago
she was able to start lodgings with the
A little girl whose father is very in
temperate meets him every pay-day be
fore he reaches a saloon, and coaxes all
the money She can from him. This she
divides among her little brothers and
sisters, and ail Is placed on deposit. Sot
long ago the father, through inteinper
anec, was discharged from liis work,
and the money thus accumulated by the
children paid the rent until a new sit
uation could be found.
Another little girl has managed to
save enough in pennies and nickels to
pay for having her father's grave put in
The working girls' clubs are some of
the largest contributors, one club alone
having raised fJOO in the last year.
Much of the money is drawn out at
Christmas and during the summer vaca
tions, but the purpose of the society is
only to save for some such need and not
simply to hoard up money in a miserly
CAT AND RAT.
A Charitable Feline Adopts and Carea for
a liumeleu llodent.
A laborer employed In one of the mills
at Sutter Creek has in his house one of
the strangest families of animals In ex
istence. The head of the family, says
the San Francisco Call, is an old cat,
which is a mother of a thrifty family of
nrr Kttnms; otrt," TO spite til cue vun or
motherhood, she has taken It upon her
self to provide for a rat that she has
taken under her protection.
During a storm about two months ago
a half-grown rat, lame and nearly
drowned, crawled into the house, evi
dently in search of food and shelter,
and by some chance made its way to
the place where the old cat lay snugly
on the heap of sacks with her family.
Strangely, the mother seemed touched
with pity over the condition of tho wan
derer, and, instead of attacking him,
she coolly made room for him and did
everything to relieve his sufferings. The
rat displayed every sign of gratitude,
and the miner's family, when they dis
covered tho intruder, were so struck
with surprise that they forbade anyone
to disturb them.
The result was that the rat chose to
remain with liia new-found friends, and
has now become as docile as his footer
mother. A warm attachment seems to
have sprung up between the two, and
the rat has grown fat and la*y, wan
dering about aa it suits its faney, and
evidently pleased with its new surround
A Cannlballatlo Cow.
Fort Woiah, Te*., possesses a cow
that is unique in being carnivorous and
a cannibal, as well as an infanticide,
ner peculiar propensity was discovered
while she was yet a calf by the discov
ery of the bones of a cat which was in
the habit of frequenting the stall where
she was cynflned, and the blood
smeared upon the calf's mouth revealed
the startling fact that puss had actually
been eaten by her. Since then she has
been seen to catch mice and rats ven
turing near her and devour them alive,
while she hits twice killed andeaten her
day old calves. She exhibits no pe
culiarity bcjoml her carnivorous appe
tite, but appears gentle enough, and
has never be»#i knutvn to behave ill
humoredly, except when in sight of
freshly killed meat or when shown
Kirch and Kanlilnn.
The greatest craze among the women
of the city to-day is to keep from get
ting fat. A fashionable doctor told a
reporter of the New York Sun that the
illnesses resulting from their methods of
keeping down their weight form the
bulk of his practice. Few of them diet;
on the contrary they dine elegantly,
give dinner parties, and rely on medi
cines, acids and tight lacing to offset
the effect of their indulgence. A few
who are of strong will take to gymnas
tics and walking, as men do, but this
doctor says those are too few to be
Mr KiabrHcnl thr Opportunity.
"Well, good night. Miss A said
a young man, the other evening, to a
Dwightvillc girl whom he was visiting;
"I feel it is better for me to go. I feel
certain that if 1 stay two minutes
longer I shall be indiscreet enough to
kiss you." "Well, good night, Mr.
F ," replied the girl; "oh, by the
way," she added, "I want to show you
my new sachet bag before you go. It
will only take a couple of minutes." It
is only necessary to state that the young
man in question is the possessor of i
bright intellect, and he quickly cm
braced the situation, and wc can fur
ther assert that the girl was in it.—
Honor to Whom Honor Is Due.
Mrs. J inks— Our woman's rights so
ciety is ffol ng to erect a monument tc
Queen Isabella. We hold that America
owes its discovery to a woman; for ha<)
it not been for Isabella Columbus would
not have been furnished with ships and
Mr. Winks—America owes more tc
another woman than to Queen Isa
Mrs. Jinks —Indeed! What other
Mr. Winks —Old Mrs. Columbus. Had
it not been for her there would
have been no Christopher.—N. Y.
She—Lore la blind, you know.
He—No—it'a the lover—that's why h«
tin* into it—Lifo.
KEEPING COWS"-. N.
A nouiMi'i Coat U»n to
Mucb of the trouble ia » cow»
clean eonld V>-> obviated tff -ing up
the manners on the back, or side farth
est from the cow, KO she could not
step forward ut all. This detracts
greatly from the pleasure of looking: at
the cattle (mine stand face to face,
with a six-fijot alley between), and it is
also impossible, then, to feed from tho
alley. My present mode of tying I
learned in the barn of CoL H. S. Rus
sell. Milton, Mass. Bach cow has a
separate stall, and the partition runs
back to the gutter (as there is still am
ple room for them to back out) and the
front of manner is formed of a stout
piece, with a big V «mt out in center,
Fig. 1; >i a are two iron nxls about at
thick as one's tinker, which runs paral
lel with the r loping sides of the V. and
are secured at each end by Email bolts.
On each of thef e rods runs an iron ring,
with about fifteen inches of chain at
tached ( b bj, anil the other end of these
chains meet in u ring, to which is at
tached the broad leather strap (<*). I
have seen nothing more comfortable
for the cows, and nothing which gives
a better view of them, in easy and
When the cows get up, the rings run
up on the rods and spread out, so that
the chain is stretched horizontally
across the hip opening at the top of the
V. When the cows lie down, the rings
slide down, till they meet at the lower
point of the V, and the cow then has
all the slack there Is, and can turn her
head and reach a >vay back In her stall,
and sieep with her l»?od on her side.
Between the manner and the feeding
allej- the partition is low enough to ad
mit of readily feeding over It and see
ing; the cattle, and it does not reach
down to the floor by a foot. The square
feeding hoxes have each a handle, bo
that they arc easily pulled out Into the
alley and cleaned and emptied, without
any lifting; the mantror is swept out
Into the alley, and the l»oxes refilled
with food at the proper time, and pushed
I fine this a pood arrangement* If I
could only do two things. One is, to
board up the partition in front, and, I
think, w hen I get time to study it out a
little, I can invent something that will
be movable, so it can be easily removed
for feeding, or if a friend comes in to
see the cattle. The other necessity is,
to both widen and deepen the gutter
behind the cattle, although this is not
as much needed, as the entire stables
are cleaned out twice a day, and at
present gutters are 1 foot wide and 0
One improvement I have made that
was not in CoL Russell's stable, or if
it wus, I did not observe It; It la neces
sary to nail two upright cleats on each
side partition of each cow's stall to
slide the front piece or V down into.
Instead of two cleats on each side, we
have half a dozen, and we can thus suit
the length of the stall to the length of
the animal, which is a great conven
ience, as it does not take a minute to
lift out the V, as we call it, and set it
further back, or forward, as the um
Next, I found that the stall floor#
were just as short as it was possible to
have thexu. Next, that the gutter was
a very great deal wider and deeper
than our own. Hut now came the ri
diculous part. Just above the gutter,
and running the whole length of the
iHiro, was a horizontal wire rope, of
such a height that a man's head could
not strike it. On this were a number
of small rings, each of which had a
long cord hanging to it, and at the end
of the cord was a common -harness
snap. The whole thing looked
like fig. i. These snaps were about
two feet from touching tfce floor. As
each cow walked into her stanchion,
tho owner grasped her tail, by the
plaited switch, and in an instant he
had fastened the snap into it and let It
go. I never saw anything so funny In
all my life! Hut it did just exactly
what the owner wanted. As the cows
stood up, their tails hung in the nat
ural position, or pretty much so; tho
gutter was so deep and wide, and floor
of stalls so short, and stanchions kept
them fromstepping forward, so that tho
floors where they stood and lay were
spotlessly clean. Just then some of the
cows lay down, and the owner pointed
with pride to the 'fact that not one of
their tails lay in the wet gutter to after
wards befoul the cows. And it was all
true. There lay the cows, contentedly
shewing their cuds, und each with her
tail gracefully festooned up, just out of
Ihe dirt; not a particle of bedding, but
» good clean floor, a warm stable, and
plenty of good food, and each cow as
;lean as my own at home. —Eliza M.
Jones, in Country Gentleman.
A Word About lloriealioelnff.
Some horses hold their shoes longer
than others, but their hoofs grow
nevertheless and in si* or eight weeks
It is diflicult for them to travel. As
the shoes protect their hoofs, they are
not subject to the natural wear and
tear and become too long. Have them
set every .si* weeks at least; every four
weeks is better. Don't send a boy to
have the Iwrses shod, but go yourself,
unless you know your smith and can
trust him. While there don't sit and
read, but watch the shoer and give
directions. Much of your own and the
animal's comfort depends on proper
shoeing. Don't have the feet pared too
much. Most horses used for light work
may go barefoot all summer to their
ultimate advantage.—Farm and Home.
••Is it a fact," asked one Austin young
la<ly of another Austin young lady,
"that you have consented to marry
young Spoony, and are going to be
married right off'.'"
"Yes, we are engaged."
"Why, be has not got any monfeyj he
is ugly, and he is dying of consumption.
He won't live two months."
"That's the very reason I marry him.
Illack is so liecoming to me that I
ought to have l>een a widow years and
years ago."—Texas Sifting*.
An investigation la Order-
Customer—You made a mistake in my
prescription the other day. It called
for two grains of opinm and I got a
small package containing magnesia.
Druggist—Are you sure about it?
Customer— Yes. Here is a duplicate
prescription from the physician. Now
the question Is, who got the opinm?
Druggist—Dear me, that's so; (to tho
prescription clerk) James, who's dead
in the neighborhood? — Jury.
Good Men 1«»t Me®d*d-
Stranger —I should think such an en
terprising, public-spirited citizen aa Mr.
Goodman would be nominated for some
Important office In this community. .
Politician He'd ran well, hot wa
don't need him.
"Don't need him?" J
"No. We're always sux>e of
.Jority. anyhow."—N-X> WfiSktf-