Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 10, 1891, Image 1

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Physician ;• d Surgeon,
office Hiid residcnci V* S. Main St. Botler,
Dr. N. M i.JOVER,
IST E. WayneJSt.. office hours, 10 to 12 M. anil
1 to 3 P. M.
Office anil residence at 127 £. Cunningham SI,
New Troutuian Bnllding, Butler. Pa.
K. S. LKAKE. M. D. J. E. MANN. *. O.
Specialties: Specialties:
Uyn aeeology and Sur- Eye. Ear. Ndse and
gery. Throat.
Butler, Pa.
OHILE JU-.NO. 45. S. Main street, over Frank £
Co's I>l Ujt store, liutler. Pa,
Physician and Surgeon.
rlo. 22,E**T Jefferson St., Butler, Pa.
8. W. Corner Main and North Sta., Butler. Pa.
Is now permanently located at ISO South Main
Street 1 BuUer, Pa., in rooms formerly decoupled
by Dr. Waldron.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Butler, Penn'a.
I Aitilitlal Teeth Inserted cn the 'latest im-
PIOF ed plan, i K>LD KIHIIIR A specially. Office—
over Kruaul's nothing Store.
All work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties Gold Killing*, and Painless Ex
traction ol Teeth. Vitalized Air administered.
OBee oa Jtlenti Street, out door East ofLowry
lloau, l'| Stairs.
Office open daily, except "Wednesdays an J
' Thursdays. Communications by mall receive
prompt attention.
H. H.— The only Dentist In Butler using the
bent makes of teeth.
Attor ney-at- Law- < tEce in ILLl.n.ond Block
Butler, Pa.
Offiff— L!etw ten Pistcffice and Diamond. But
ler, Pa.
A. T. SCOTT, *
Office at No. 8, South Llan-ond, Butler. Fa.
Office second floor. Anderson BL k. Main St.,
near Couit House, Butler, Pa.
Office on second floor ot the Hoselton block.
Diamond. Butler, Pa., Room No. 1.
Office in Room No. 1, second floor of Huselton
Block, entrance on Diamond.
Attorney at Law, Office at No. XT, East Jeffer
son St.. Butler. Pa.; %
Attorney at Law and Keal Estate Agent. Of
flee rear of L. Z. Mitchell's office on north side
of Diamond. Butler, P*.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second Door of
Anderson building, near Court Ilouse, liutler,
A try at Law-Offlce at; S. £. Cor. Main St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Aft'y at Law—Offlceon South side of; Diamond
Butler. Pa.
• L. 8. McJUNKIN,
insurance and Real Estate Ag't
tf-JiVifia COUNTY
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham ftts.
O. O. Km'vtiig,! MfniVrton Oliver,
J. I. Purvis, JaineH Stephenson,
A. Tritutman, H. 0. Ilelneman,
Alfreil Wick.l N. Weftzci.
Dr. W. Irvtn,s I)r Itlcaenbach,
J. W. Ilurkliart, D. T. Norm.
A. £. GABLE,
"V" eterinary Surgeon.
Graduate of the Ootario Veterinary
Collfge. Toronto, Canada.
Dr. Gabl* treats all diseases of the
domesticated animals, and makes
riddling, castration and horse den
tistry a specialty. Castration per
formed without clams, and all other
surgical operations performed in the
mout pcientific manner.
Calls to anj part of the country
promptly responded to.
Office and Infirmary in Crawford's
Livery, 132 West Jefferson Btr®et,
Butler, Pa.
To show you the largest and lowest
priced stock of
in the country. Don't forget to call and
see our Parlor Suits, (j pieces, upholster
ed in Crushed and Silk Plush. Two
beautiful pictures and one handsome oak
Parlor Table for SSO. We also have a
Parlor Suit for $25, as follows: 0 chairs,
upholstered in plush; 1 rocking-chair, up
holstered in plush; 1 sofa, upholstered in
plush; allfor the low price of $25.
Our oak bed-room suit for $lB can be bought only at our
store for the price. We have China Closets for any price you want
them from S2O up. Parlor Cabinets from $8 up. Side boards from
S2O up. Wc have any kind of furniture at any price you want.
Campbell & Templeton,
WE have endeavored during our first
year s business with the citizens of Butler
and surrounding countrv, to aive them
Q %/ O
first class goods at reasonable prices, and
by fair dealing to merit their patronage.
That our efforts have been appreciated
is evidenced by the amount of business
we have done.
Thanking our patrons for past favors,
we hope by straight-forward dealing to
merit a further share of the same.
E. S. DREW, - 128 E. Jefferson, St.
If you v/aiit a perfect fitting
suit <>'o to
• o
202 S. Main St., New Troutman Building, - - liutler, Pa.
Clothing uncalled for in Bradford
sells for half price, mostly winter goods.
Fine Watches,
Silverware and
At lowest cash prices at
J. R. O R I K 13 '
No. 125 X. Main St., - Duffy Block.
Sign of Electric Bell and Clock.
IXfot; to Spilt;
I heard the e-.~ays. That on? on
" Th« Magna Charta anil Ki: John."
The head girl wrote. She w::h the wreath
Described I.ear's wanderings on the heath
Quito prettily. Another one
Explained "The Spots up< n the Sun."
"The Influence of Browning." and
'• The Early Writing* ol George Sand;"
•The Transcendental Movement: How
It Touches German Letters Now"—
All these I sadly listened to.
••What earthly good can these things do?"
I asked myself: "Doc* old John
Teach bow to sow a patch upon
A coat?—or cau the »i»tted sua
Say when a roast Is rarely done?
Do Browning's tangled poems tell
The way to mend a stocking well?"
While I was pondering sadly there,
A sweet girl rose. and. I do declare.
She talKCd about the homely things
From washtobs down to muffin rings!
She had ten pages a'.l on pie:
She knew the choicest way to fry
An oyster, and how best to bake
A good old f:i-hloned johnny cake.
Next (lay tha- "1 vas asked to share
The fortune ..f u millionaire;
She now reads Browning's wondrous books.
And leaves the cojkin ; to her cooks.
The girl who wrote on Browning's work
Is married to a gentle clerk
Whose income's small. No girl have they;
She scrubs aid cooks the livelong day.
And sighs, while t> ndinj o'er the range.
When she reflects upon the change—
The fall from chool sublimities
To tattered 1» . >ks of recipes.
But Love TriumDhed, and an Old
Man Was Made Happy.
ATA watering
place in Virgin
ia there arrived
one evening' a .
I middle age, and
Sjl his daughter, a
I rather attract-
- i
f J though there |
f ) was a self-con
t- ; scions air about i
| her —an air of
[7 wi# » suddenly-ac
} \ qui red wealth. 1
\ller father'sob-
jeetionable air
?Wy was not merely
<• f§6 self-conscious-
I # ness; it was a
vulgar inclina- j
( / J tion to brag, j
His introduc- j
tion into society at the hotel was
not sought by society; it was a clear
break on his own part. A number of
gentlemen and ladies were seated near
the end of a shaded veranda, discuss
ing a book thai had achieved an almost
instant popularity, when the puffy
newcomer brusquely shoved his way
forward and in a loud voice blurted out
his opinion:
"I ain't read the book," said he, "but j
I'll bet that it don't amount to much, j
There is more hr.mbuggery in this here
book business than in most any other
I know of. Hooks' ll do putty well for ,
women, but in my opinion a man is
throwing away his time with 'em. I i
had a twin brother tbat took to books 1
along back when he was a boy, and, j
although he was a bright feller —as \
bright as I was—he never amounted to j
much. 1 had to take up a mortgage on
his place for him not morc'n six j
months ago. That's about what I
think of books." lie leaned bacU
against the railing of the "banisters"
and surveyed the party with the satis
faction of a man who has carried his
point and who is thoroughly prepared
for any subsequent attack. The ladies,
especially the better-natured ones,
smiled; *he men, with one exception,
laughed. The exception was a young
lawyer from Nashville. lie looked
with the inquiry of disapproval at the
intruder, and then quietly remarked:
"I had thought of writing a book, a
charming romance, but through fear I
tint I might possibly compel you to
take up another mortgage, I will fore
go the pleasure of self-enjoyable com
The interloper, no wise abashed, re
plied: "It's a good step you're takin',
I reckon, as the vmtin' of the book I
might be more interestin" to you than
the readin' of it would be to anybody
"Doubtless," retorted the young law
yer, "you are right. Some dull trade
plodder might attempt to spill it out
and bruise his alleged mind on un
looked-for, sharp corners."
"Young feller, what is your name?"
the intruder asked; and the young fel
low, never afraid to make himself
known, answered;
"I am George Miles, sir."
"Ah, hah! George Miles. Where do j
you live?"
"Nashville, sir."
"Ah, hah! 1 know that town putty
well. 1 went along with the army
some little durin' the war, and bought
up the hides of the cattle that were
killed for the soldiers, and made a
pretty good thing out of it iu the Nash
ville market. I used to know an old
soap boiler there named Josh Miles.
Any kin to him?"
The ladies tittered, and the old fellow
looked at them in astonishment, not
knowing that ho had uttered a witti
■ "I never heard of your friend Miles,"
said the lawyer, "although he might
have made a fair article of soap."
"Pity for you then, I reckon, as all
men were cleaner for bavin' knowed
old Josh." The -non laughed, the
ladies tittered again, a'ld the old fel
low, conscious tlii, time that he must
hare said something to the point,
bowed his acknowledgment. .lust then
his daughter appeared, standing in a
door. "Father," she called, "I am
"I am ready, too," he answered, and
withdrew with clumsy haste.
That evening, while Miles and sev
eral other men s;ift> under a tree, smok
ing, the old fellow came out with aa
enormous cigar in his mouth and
"squashed" himself down on a bench.
"Boys," said he, breaking into the
conversation, "I'm gittin' so I ruther
like this here one-boss place. I did
think that it would be a little too much
for mo to stay out here, and I wa'n't
keen to come nnther, but Minnie set
he r heart on it and away we come.
My name is lieck."'
No one said anything, and Mr. Beck
continued: "I reckon I've done about
as much hus'lin' in my time as the most
of men. I was a pore boy, but instead
of foolin' away my time with books I
went to work and ain't sorry for it. I
have noticed, in my knockin' round,
that money is pretty nigh the boss. It
may not be happiness in itself, but
without it there ain't very much enjoy
ment. Larnin' may command the re
spect of the few, but money employs
the services of the many, and to chal
lenge the complete respect of men you
must make 'em serve you."
"I don't know but you are riyht,"
said one of the men.
"Of course I'm right, ami what is the
use of peop'.e sHuttin' their eyes against
the fact, or ruther pretendin' that they
do? I know that there's a sort of re
spectability, or I mout say aristocracy,
that money sometime! ain't got, but
just wait awhile and money'U (Ht it all !
right. "
"What business are you in?" some !
one asked.
"Well. I ain't in any business now— j
have retired, you might say. I made
my money in different sorts of specula
tion and hav trot it well invested,
draw in' a fust-rate interest. I live in
Georgia and am putty much at home
when I'm there, I can tell you. My
u.-lfa ha* lw»»n d«a>l a trood while, and '
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j about all I've got to look after is the
enjoyment of my daughter. Her will
; is law with me and 1 am straightfor
ward enough to say right here, or right
anywhere, for that matter, that the
man who wins hr lore will be fortu- j
nate. There's about two hundred thou
sand dollars waitin" for him."
George Miles looked up quickly and, |
with a sneer, said: "I wouldn't marry
her for three hundred thousand."
The old man seized his cane, which !
• he had leaned a ain--t the bench, aud,
springing to his feet, glared at Miles, ,
who, without changing his position, sat i
placidly smoking.
'■Do you mean to Insult me, sir?"
j Beck roared.
"Not in the least," Miles answered.
"When I want to insult a man I hit j
him und then insult him afterward, j
You had. without interruption, ex
pressed your opinion and I merely ex
pressed mine. You introduced your
| daughter's name in a way not only un
necessary to the force of your former ;
I statement concerning the power of
I money, but with a narrow-minded
| vulgarity that was disgusting. If you
want to strike me. do so. I have said
; nothing in belittfcment of the young
i lady—l said that 1 wouldn't marry her
for three hundred thousand, and I
' wouldn't: not that she is not worthy of
. me morally, hut because our tastes are,
: doubtle wholly dissimilar. Now, if
you want to hit me with that stick, all
j right."
"I won't hit you." Deck replied,
j "What you say ;nay be right from your
j standpoint, but no matter what .you ;
i thought about ray daughter you ought
to have kept it to yourself. It looks to
me like I would have thought a long j
! time before I would have made any j
such remark and I would have
: thought that any true gentleman would
j have done the same. I am a rough
and-rcady sort of a man, and admit <
; that 1 don't always do the proper
I thing, and if my room is worth more to
you than my company, why, I wish you
good evenin'."
"Oh, no," several of the men cried, j
but he brusquely hastened away.
"George, you ought not to have said j
that," a friend remarked. "You can't
I blame him for thinking so much of his !
| daughter, nor for his determination to
: give her future husband two hundred
J thousand dollars."
"My dear fellow;" Miles answered,
' "I don't blame him for thinking so
much of her, and I commend his deter
| mination to reward her future hus
band, bnt I do despise his vulgar show,
lie is an old bear, and I want none of
"I wouldn't mind marrying the gir*,"
said a young fellow named flicks; "I
could put with the girl's possible bad
taste and with the- old7nan 3 s vulgarity.
Yonder go the old man and the girl,
lie is looking this way, and I warrant
he is telling her about you, George."
"I don't care if he is," Miles replied.
"His ill-will and her prejudice can't
hurt me."
Several days later Miles, whose
friends had left the place, was stroll
ing along the mountain's side, when
suddenly, upon turning a sharp point
of rock that jutted out over the path,
he met Miss Deck. The path was too
narrow to admit of his passing the girl,
and - he was about to turji back, when
she pleasantly remarked:
"Oh, don't turn back on my account.
I will climb down. lam used to climb
"I will climb down," said he, bow
"Oh, no," she interposed. "I am
afraid you might hurt yourself, and
then —"
"And then what?" he asked.
"Nothing, only you might be disfig
ured if you shoflld chance to fall, and
you might afterward consent to marry
a girl for less tb?.n three hundred thou
sand dollars."
"Ah! your father repeated my re
mark," he said, slightly coloring.
"Yes, or I shouldn't have knows of
It, as I wasn't eavesdropping."
He would have gladly ciimbed down,
but she detained him with this ques
tioning remark:
"You place a pretty high estimate
upon yourself, don't you?"
"Yes, rather," lie answered, now de
termined to be bold.
"It is strange iliat I never heard of
3'ou," she said "1 was looking over a
sort of'encyclopedia of great men just
before I came here, and it is singular
that your picture was not in it."
"The compiler of the book called on
me," he replied, "bnt 1 refused to be
come the victim of a cheap print. He
wanted my picture, and had intended
that it should fill one page and run
over on the second, but I refused."
"And I suppose," said the girl, "that
if lie had contemplate 1 putting in your
self-importance, he would have counted
on filling the entire book." •
• "I don't know, but had he done so,
his volume would have been more re
"Oh! it must be delightful to be so
respectable," she exclaimed, with well
played enthusiasm. "By the way, who
was your father?"
"Ilis name is Andrew Miles."
"What does he do?"
"He is a lawyer."
"Ah! A strange country this, whero
the aristocracy is mainly composed of
lawyers. What was your grandfather,
or did yon ever hear of him?"
Miles blushed, lie had heard in a
more or less vague way of one of his
grandfathers—had heard that he was a
cobbler and that he had deserted from
the army during the war of 1812.
"Oh! don't tax your memory with
trying to recall his name. I am so
glad to have met you," she suddenly
exclaimed. "I like to see gentleness
and consideration joined with great
ness. Now, sir, if you feel disposed to
climb down you would oblige me by
doing so."
Miles climbed down and the young
lady serenely passed on.
The season was growing late, and
there were but few visitors remaining.
Miles continued to linger, partly be
cause it made but little difference
where he was, and partly because he
didn't want that Miss Deck to think
that she had driven him off. He met
her every day, and spoke, in reply to
her, his little piece of sarcasm. One
day while the girl was playing on the
piano he strode into the parlor. She
eeased playing upon seeing him, and
turning, said:
"I don't object to mild punishment,
but 1 will not torture you with my
"You are becoming considerate as the
daypass by."
"Yes, and I am tired of playing, any
way. Isn't it a great pity that father
isn't worth four hundred thousand dol
"Why so?"
"Because he might then be able to
marry me off."
"Possibly. Some men are not very
"And," said she,"l dm convinced that
the majority of women are not particu
lar at all."
The old man appeared in the door
His face was haggard and a wild look
was in his eyes.
"Minnie," he faltoringly called.
"Minnie, come here."
She ran to him and Miles heard him
say: "I am ruined. That iron com
pany is busted up and I am ruined."
A newspaper which came that even
ing gave an account of the sudden
failure of a large iron concern at Uirs
mingham; and old man Bock was men
tioned as not only a heavy loser, but as
totally bankrupted by the failure.
it was rather late at night. The
I'ecks were arranging their departure.
Miles was sitting in the parlor when
Beck entered- Seeing him. she
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drew back and was about to withdraw,
when he bade her sfy a moment
"You must excuse me," she said. "1
do not earc to hear any sarcasm to
night; I don't believe I could stand it- i
| I am very wretched on my father's *e
j count, lie has Iwen victimized and is
! now a pauper."
"And are you not wretched on your
j own account?" he asked
"I'lease don't gibe me now." she
j pleaded. „
He arose, and advancing toward her,
said: "One of my grandfathers was
shot for desertion and I am no better
than he, but I love you—love you —"
lie caught her in his arms and she,
weeping on his shoulder, sobbed: "This
' will make that poor old man happy
again, for he knows that I love you."—
Opie P Read, in Arkansaw Traveler.
A Pertinent Question. —They took
the Fitchburg from Boston to Troy. At
the Falls the brakeman thrnst his head
! in the door and seemed to interrogate:
"Hoosiek? Hoosiek?" Alfred Uufus
looked inquiringly around the car. and
• discovering no object in need of a phy
sician s care, appealed to his father:
"Papa, who is sick?" Pharmaceutical
The l'lucky I>c«*d of a New 2l;iin|>4liire
In the "History of Henniker," New
Hampshire, it is related thr.it Mr. Moses
Huso set off with u friend on a iK-ar
hunt one autumn morning to be wimA
for the day. A little before
Mrs. llusc began her prep.'ir;s#tf>ns for
supper afraiiist the tiiui; the hunt
ers" return. In tlwwfT early days few j
houses had cellars underneathr but a
potato holo was dug near the dwelling |
and covered over during the winter
with sods or thatch. In this hole the
season's vegetables were stored.
Mrs. lluse handed a pan to her little
girl and bade her go out to the cellar
hole and get some vegetables. The j
child obeyed, but soon ran in, saying
that she had heard a noise in the leaves
and was afraid. Iler mother assured her
there was nothing to be afraid of, and i
sent her back; but the little girl s<>on |
returned with the same story, when the
mother s; id, impatiently: "Wal, you
stay here, an' I'll go myself."
As Mrs. Huse neared the potato hole
blie heard the noise which had alarmed
the child. I'pon going nearer she es
pied a bear digging in the leaves for
She immediately gave chase, picking
up, as she ran, a huge pine knot, "with
a train as long as yer arm,'' she said af
terwards, and came up with bruin just
as he had begun the ascent of a tree.
Mrs. Huse was of Indian descent, of
wiry, powerful muscle. She had often
taken her end of tlic log in clearing the
land, and now, equal to the emergency,
she dealt the bear a heavy blow with
the knot, which broke his back, and lie
fell to the ground. She quickly dis
patched him, dragged him to the house '
anil dressed him.
When Mr. Huse and his companion
returned, the woman was cooking bear '
steak for supper. They were much as- !
tonished, and asked where she obtained I
the meat. She told them, and added, in
her quaint dialect: "When he failed
from the tree, I lammed on, 1 did; and
I killed him, 1 did, I did!"
The energetic woman had beaten the
hunters, whose search for bears had
been fruitless ami who had returned j
without game of any sort.
Formulae by Which Effects Are j
It may be taken for granted that :
many readers will be interested to learn
how the colored tires, with which the
"birthday of our country" Is popularly
celebrated are prepared. The process
of combining the materials is simple.
Striking differences in color produced
by slight changes in composition. The
"Western Druggists" gives some form
ula' which elear up the mystery of these
strange effects.
For the production of red, green, yel
low and blue fires, one-fifth part of
the composition is shellac. As this is a
constant quantity it is apparent at once
that the shellac has nothing to do with
determining the color. It serves tho
purpose that charcoal does in the man
ufacture of gunpowder. It holds tho
other elements iii desired form, and
regulates the rate of combustion.
Another fifth part of these several
compounds is the chlorate of potassium.
This is used for the detonating effect;
to startle the beholder with the crack
ling sound, and with the scattering of
the fire. Of itself it would give a white
light, and would burn with intense en
ergy. It imparts "go" to the rocket.
The remaining three-fifths are what
give color to the flame. They differ, of
course", in the four compounds. For
producing red lire nitrate of strontium
is used; for green, nitrate of barium;
for yellow, nitrate of sodium, and for
blue, ammonia sulphate of copper. As
we find nitrates used for the first
three colors named, it is plain that the
effect is determined wholly by the use
respectively of strontium, barium and
sodium. It is equally true that blue Is
the result of the burning of copjx-r.
Violet and purple flames art; com
posite. To produce the violet, lime and
copper and sulphnr arc lmrned to- j
gether. For purple, strontium and cal- j
omel are burned with iu .t a little coj>- I
per. The fumes of calomel are pnrtlc- j
ularlv harmful, and all the c substances
yield gases that < <u,*ht not to be freely 1
breathed. Very striking effects could s
be obtained by u !;ig iticket,' arsenic
and other similar elom< 'if . but their '
U;-e would l>c dan l«>Us to health.
F, T. Rarnum'* of the World'i
UrealMt City.
One of the most durable and constant
Impressions that I have got from Lon
don, and fnun England, too, is the solid
ity of everything there, wrote the late
I*. T. Barnmn in the North American
Review. The Kngiish jieonlc do not
believe in shams or sham work. Their
doeks and public monuments, and all j
their public works, express a sense of
permanence. They are built, appar
ently, to hold the planet down, and to (
If it is a seat in the park or a water
ing trough you are noticintr, it is no
less thoroughly made than the Thames j
embankment. Indeed, the trough and j
seat will be found hewed out of solid j
I said, many years ago, when 1 was ■
abroad, that Paris makes athing to 'ast ;
for a day, America makes it to last a >
week, but England make . it to last for- :
They have good roads —far better j
than our but they do not take to light .
wagons like ours The frames of some |
of their vehicles are as heavy, if not
heavier, than the balloon frames we put
in our houses.
And how ashamed it makes one ol
New York to see. as one di -s in Lon
don. the smooth and well-paved streets,
and carriages going over them equipped
with rubber tires to deaden the noise:
: Asphait is now the common pavement,
and the one most preferred, although
certain streets are macadamized in a ;
line and thorough way The asphalt |
pavement becomes so smooth that the j
horses, when they go down a hill ovei >
which it lies, do not lift up their feet, I
but slide—almost skate —down the in- j
cline. Their intelligence has taught
• them that this is the easiest and most
practicable way.
j On the other hand, horses that have
or eX
use of the breeeMffl^^H^^^^^HH^|
go down hill, if they are
i to a country of different topogTaphy,
without attempting to hold bock, and
| without knowing how.
A VTomlorfisl AcroinpiUhmrnt in the
Fifl<i of Science.
1 The marvelsof scientific discovery and
mechanical invention crowd upon latter
, day nineteenth century folk in a man
ner rivaling the play of kaleidoscopic
' figures. One accepts, nowadays, what
i he sees, as his fathers did of old, but
unlike them, he is not prepared to dis
pute the po sibility of anything within
the range of conception. One of the
; most wot:" rful reasons of application
; of human reason in employing an es
sential element of the uuiv - e for
human purpost s is that described in a
recent is ue of Br:. .:- et's by Mr.
: Lorin Dlodgett, a well-kaown member
; of the Franklin institute of Philadel
' This is nothing else than the use of
! atmospheric air as fuel Air is mixed
! with coal gas, as everyone knows, and
with hydro-carbon vapors, and the com
i pound when burned generates a much
| greater heat than if the aip-gas absent.
I So, too, a powerful air blast is~a~gTr.it
economizer in smelting and reducing
ores. Dut the is the air itself,
which in a powerful blast is directed
upou an incifflciescent substance, say
coal made white hot, pure carbon or
any ot.Ut'r materials that can be made
to {flow. Coal hvdro-carbons or what
hot may be employed to give the initial
incandescence, but once the blast
' strikes the luminous body, the utmost
I intensity of heat is secured, apparently
1 by the combustion of the air, and may
I be maintained for an indefinite period
j by merely preserving the incandescence
i of the surface, and this may be <j*ne by
a slight manipulation of the surface
brought to incandescence, and .with
some slight renewal of carbonaceous
The Queer Teat Which Decided the Sale
of a I'ortrait.
I called on a certain portrait-painter
; in Indianapolis recently, says a writer
l in the Philadelphia Times. We had
' gone to school together. Since then he
has acquired a national reputation as
an artist. I complimented him on his
life-like work. "Yes," he replied, "I
suppose it is creditable now, but it was
not always so. 1 remember the first
job I ever had. A wealthy lady came to
see me and wanted her full-length por
trait painted. I did the best I could,
l>ut that was nothing to brag of. When
the lady came to look at the picture she
gave a cry of disappointment.
" 'Why, that's not at all like me,' she
saiiL 'I shall not take it!'
"I assured her it was a perfect like
ness and declared that even her little
poodle would recognize it. "I am will
ing to take that risk,' she said. 'l'll
bring my dog this afternoon and if he
rccogni7.cs me I'll take the picture.'
Later in the day she brought in the
:anine and the sagacious little animal,
ifter surveying the portrait for a mo
ment ran up and licked the painted
hand. My lady took the picture with-
Dut any further objections."
"Dut the likeness must have been
striking," I said, "to deceive the dog."
"Not necessarily," replied the artist.
"I took the precaution of rubbing a
piece of bologna sausage over the hand
before the dog arrived."
A Coat's Costly l unch.
A goat's digestion? was sadly checked
before it had finished a lot of green
backs on Levi Kalbach's farm in Hei
delberg township the other day, says
the Philadelphia Record. Heated with
bis work in the field farmer Kalbach
hung his vest upon a fence post. In one
sf the vest pockets, inclosed in a wallet,
were greenbacks to the amount of for
ty-one dollars. In the field was Mr.
Kalbach's pet goat. In the goat's stom
ach, when Kalbacli returned, were the
bank bills, most of tlio wallet and a
large portion of the vest. Ivalbach at
once slaughtered his pet goat. All but
fifteen dollars of the greenbacks had
been properly chewed in aid of his
goatship's digestion. The twenty-six
dollars thus chewed were past rsdemp
How He ■•Skinned" a l'rnilon Agent fer a
Poor Old Widow.
As a lawyer Abraham Lincoln used
to say that the best way to gain a just
case was to free it from legal technical
ities and get it "properly swung to the
jury." In his "Life of Lincoln" Mr.
Hern don tells a story to illustrate what
his former law partner meant by that
peculiar phrase. A certain pen-jion
agent had recovered for the widow of a
revolutionary soldier the sum of four
hundred dollars due and unpaid to her
husband at his death, aud had retained
one-half 'if the amount for his fee. Tito
claimant, a crippled old woman, hob
bled into the office and told her story.
It stirred Lincoln up, he brought suit
against the agent, anil on the day of the
trial he said:
"I am going to skin Wright and get
that money back." Hi- did so. When
the case came up Lincoln put the white
haired claimant on the stand and she
told her story to the jury. When it was
ended Lincoln drew a picture of the
hardships of Valley Forge, describing
the soldiers as creeping barefooted over
the ice and marking their tracks with
their bleeding feet. Then he contrasted 1
the hardships endraed for their country
with the hardened action of the agent
in fleecing the old woman of one-half .
; of her pension. He was merciless; the
mcmltersof the jury were in tears, und
the agent writhed in his seat under the
! castigation of Lincoln's denunciation.
The jury returned a verdict in her favor
' for the full amount and Lincoln made
no.chargc jfojr hia^scrvicca.
Thf Attendant I'pon That T <»«
CotumiMi rriciicr.
"The practice <>f chewing w.xvlen
toothpick- is more datwrousthan mxst
che wers thi-ro if imagine." suui a physi
cian to a I.*>uisville Commercial re
porter. "Nearly evi-ryb-xty- that uses a
woodM toot&pick of t'.u kind that the
ordinary lestauriinU supply kwp« it in
hLs mouth after it has performed its
only legitimat-" fu ljtkm. Oae may see
people on the streets every day with
toothpicks in their in mths an hoar ift
cr meals have been eaten. \V!«on those
toothpicks have been che-.v.-d they
split into small, flue slivers, and, al
though the chewer may not he aware
! of the fact, he swallows a greater or
leas number of these ruitiute. needle
like particles. When they get into the
stomach they are very likely to do mis
chief that will make 110 perhaps
j for a long time, but the mischief is real
just the same, and there are eases
where the organs of the stomach have
! been injured by these little wooden
barbs. The throat, too. suffers more or
less, and you'll never (iml singers and
theatrical folk, or people who have .
; much use of a fine nature to make of
their throats, chewing wooden tooth
picks. The (rums in many instances
are punctured by the slivers, and seri
ous injury to the teeth and tn< >uth often
follows. Some restaurants supply
toothpicks that are saturated in some j
! way with pungent material, like einna- ,
mon, and the temptation to chew the ,
| toothpick that has been doctored in ■
' this way is very great. The quill is j
1 less dangerous, but even this kind of
; t»x>thpiek is inar-tieated to som« ex
! tent. Hut the particles don't separate
| so readily, and they are less likely to be
I swallowed."
i A Source of Creat Trouble to C'olor»4o
nuisances that
Louis Globc^Mi^^^^^^^^ig.
uiflcant weed
! It is not two inches high,
j alon;,' the ground for several feet from
j the roots. All animals eat it, for the
most part with impunity, but if a horse
eats any quantity of it his value is do- !
stroved. It does not seem to affect his j
bodily health at all, as an animal that
gets a heavy dose of the weed will
live for years in excellent physical con
dition, but its effects arc felt on thf
brain. Within a week or two the horse's
nature seems to change, he becomes
foolish, and in a short time is hopelessly
insane. The effect is very much like
that which eating has on
men. hut it Is permanent and an ani
mal that has once been "lowed" never
recovers. A horse thus afflicted is as
strong and can run as fast as ever, but
no one can tell what he will do. Lie
may stampede at the sight of a load ol
hay, may balk at any moment, and is
likely to become frightened at the most I
ordinary objects. The most marked ef- j
feet is that in the carriage. A horse
rendered insane by the low weed is
afraid <>f pretty much everything. It
seems impossible to eradicate this weed,
and the losses to Colorado stockmen
through-iVJ.oot up tens of thousands ol
dollars annually;
It Struck Him Later. ''
An American went into a book estab
lishment in England and asked foi
Hare's "Walks in London." In the
United States it is printed in one vol
ume; in Kngland, In two. "Oh," said
the Yankee, a-s he looked at them, "you
pftrt your llare in the middle, do yon?"
"1, sir?" said the clerk, with a bewil
dered look. "Oh, no, sir!" "I saw he
didn't see the joke," said the Yankee,
"so 1 didn't explain, bnt bought the
books ;:::d went away. A week later I
entered the same shop. As soon as the
clerk saw me he approached me, ex
claiming: Mood! Capital! "Part your
Hare in the middle;" that's capital, sir!
rngagementa in Surinam.
A Maine man lately returned from
Surinam describes an engagement par
ty: "Tables were spread in the open air,
where liquors, beer aud cigars were
freely dispensed. There was also danc
ing in the open air under a lovely
moon. The scene was a brilliant one
and all seemed to be thoroughly enjoy
ing themselves. The intended bride sat
in the lap of her future lord and hugged
and kissed him before the whole party,
as a matter of course. No one seemed
to notice this but we two Americans.
This was a month before the wedding."
Wanted lllui to Cot lIU Chin.
"You shafe yourself?" asked the
"I thought so. You cut your chin. I
neffer cut my chtn."
"So 1 see," returned the victim. "I
wish you would, because it isn't par
ticularly interesting."—Jury.
The Hostess —Please sing, Mr. Tenor.
The Tenor —Really, you know, I
have no voice. I
The Hostess —-Oh, that won't matter.
They are all talking and they won't
hear you.—Munsey's Weekly.
—The Kings' Jester.
A I'recautlouary Meature.
Fangle (to his w ife)—Oh, by the way.
my dear, I invited the minister to take
dinner with lis to-inorrow.
Mrs. Fangle (who Is familiar with her
husband's language when carving)—
Very well, love. I'll have the cook
carve the fowls before they are brought
to the table.—Judge.
I>lrt Cheap.
Auctioneer (at sale of household
goods)— Gentlemen, it's a sliamo to
start a portable bathtub like this at
half a dollar. It's just as good as new.
Prospective Purchaser —Looks as if
it had been in use a long time.
Owner (righteously indignant)—l give
you my word, sir, it has never been
used at all! —Chicago Tribune.
Kcfiiljr llUuppointod.
1 Jack (tenderly)— You are the only
I woman I ever loved, Mabel.
Mabel—lsthlit so? (scornfully) Pshaw!
I thought you were a man of the world.
We " ill consider the engagement brok
en, Jack.—Jury.
A Fatal Error.
"I'm discouraged. I thought I could
f carve my way to the front in humor,
but somehow I don't succeed."
"The trouble with you is your tools.
1 You use too many old saws." —Puck.
XO. 35
Beauty the < now of Many a Man's
it is one of the penalties, or, a* soma
would say. .ne of the rewards, of
L-*nty, that everyone wishes to look at
£. There are times, however, when
even the love of the lieautiful must be
held iu check. The New York Sun de
scribes an occurrence in Nassau street,
by which four prosperous citizens ot
the metropolis le;irned this lesson, one*
day last winter, in a sudden and strik
ing manner.
A group of tlirue uuusu&lly pretty
young women were walking along the
sidewalk. Such attractive visitors are
not very numerous in this sordid quar
ter of the town, and the girls found,
themselves t'le objects of a good deal of
attention f; >m the hurrying throng of
bankers, brokers and clerks.
In front of one block the stone flag
ging had lieen worn very smooth, and
the messenger Imys had made several
highly slippery slides upon the thin cov
ering of ice. Still the spots ctiuldjj®—-
easily avoided if a man had hireyeti
| open, and the walk was safe enough
until the three pretty girls came along,
j Hut during the minute aud a half of
their passing. 110 less than four men
went sprawling to the ground.
Three of the victims were walking
toward the young women, and in turn'
went flat ill the path in-fore them. The
fourth man had passed them, and rash
}ly turni d his head to look back. He
was greatly demoralized. He was an
, old man, apparently a retired banker,
very dignified in his appearance. His
: tall hat went into the gutter, and an
amazing shifting of his scalp-lock be
trayed the fact that his thin iron-gray
hair was not a natural growth.
The girls seemed not to understand
the significance of the accidents until
the third man went down. When they
realized that all this abject but unvol
untary homage was lieing paidtothem,j
they almost lost their own footing, and
when the fourth gentleman went down
they could no longer control themselves,
but buried their noses in their muffs
and hastened across the street.
I An Ancient Kp;iiii*h Custom StIU Obterred
by the yuern.
The little king of Spain is very frank
; and unrestrained in his expression of
j opinions, and sometimes makes per
sonal remarks about his subjects of a
sort seldom indulged in by older and
more diplomatic kings. lie is very mis
chievous. but his attendants, in keeping
' him out of scrapes, hare to take great
care not to "impair the dignity of his
most Catholic majesty." Harper's
Weekly, from which this sketch is
taken, says that a footman who put out
his arms and caught the king one day
when the little fellow tripped, and was
about to fall headlong downstairs, was
dismissed from his post for having
dared to touch, with his plebeian hands,'
1 the royal person. True, tjie queen re
i warded the man with a large sum of
I money, and gave him another situation,
1 but even she could not retain him in the'
On Good Friday, according to a cus
tom which has prevailed in Spain since
the sixteenth century, seven criminals'
received pardon. As soqp as vespers
were, over in the chapel of the royal
palace, the cardinal archbishop of To
ledo stepped down ftom the high altar,
Each roll contained the full pardon
of a prisoner lying under sentence of
death, and had, a few hours previously,
received tlio regent's signature. Placing
his hiuid on these rolls, according to
custom, the chaplain asked the queen:
"Senora, does your majesty grant
pardon to these criminals?"
With a tender glance at the little boy,
whose hand she held, she replied:
"In the name of the king, my son, I|
pardon these persons, as I look to God
to grant His pardon and mercy to us.
The rolls were then placed on the
high altar, and, after a prayer and ben
ediction, delivered to the minister of
Her Royal Hajeoty of Austria ArconiM
<iate» u Poor Woman.
The celebrated I)r. Metzger, of Am-,
sta-dam. who last year successfully
titrated the empress of Austria, has only
one waiting-room for all his patients,
whatever their rank or condition, says
La lion Messager. Each has to wait
his turn. Some time ago a poor woman,
who happened to be there, turned to
her neighbor, a lady of distinguished
appearance, notwithstanding the sim
plicity of her attire, and said:
"How long have we to wait, to be
sure! I dare say you have got a little
child at home, too?"
"Hut when you get back, you will
have to sweep out your rooms?"
"No, I have folks who do that for
'.'lndeed? Bnt you'll want to get din
ner ready?"
"Not even that, for I dine at the
"Very well, as you have nothing par
ticular to do. you might let me have
your turn?'
"Very willingly," replied the lady,
who was the empress of Austria.
Convincing Argument.
A well-known Massachusetts judge,
when at the bar, once obtained the ac
quittal of a client charged with selling
liquor on Sunday by the following ad-
Hp-sf to the "ftontlpmen of the
jary. you have heard the evidence that
my client had a pint bottle full of
whisky, from whi?h he sold a drink at
eleven o'clock on Snnday morning—at
eleven o'clock Sunday morning, gentle
men of the jury, a bottl* full of whis
ky- which he must have purchased over
night and had in his possession until
eleven o'clock in the morning. Now,
gentlemen, look at my client; there he
sits. Can you say on your oaths that
such a poor, miserable, ragged, besot
ted, low down wretch as that could keep
a bottle full of whisky from midnight
Saturday until e.levan o'clock Sunday
The Truth About It.
"You have been convicted," said the
Judj/o, sternly, to the prisoner, who
stood meekly facing his accusers, "of
willfully deserting your wife and baby.
There is no punishment which the law
metes out too severe for such a baae
and cowardly act. Now, sii, have you
anything to say why the utmost sen
tence of the law should not be passed
upon you?"
"Your honor," replied the prisoner,
hastily brushing away a tear, "I ran
away in self defense. My wife wanted
me to go and have tho baby's picture
In 11 Southern Village.
Gentleman (who has engaged aged
colored hackman to drive him from the
station to the hotel)-— Say, uncle, what s
your name?
Driver —My name, sah, is George
Gentleman George Washington!
Whv, that name seems familiar.
Driver—Well, fo' do Lawd's sake. I
should think it ought to. Hero I been
drivin' to this station fo* 'bout twenty
years, sah.—Jury.
Making the Beat of It.
"Go into tho room and bring that
cake on the table," said an Austin,
mother to her son.
"It's too dark; I'm afraid to go into
the room."
"Go right into that room this Instant
or I'll go in and bring out the strap."
••If you— brings—out— the —strap,'"
replied tho boy, sobbing, "bring— the
—cake—along tog."— lfcxaa Sittings. ,_j