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White-Sand Oil Co
[A. STEELSMITH, Manager, Butler, Pa.]
Dealers in Illuminating, Lubricating, Cylinder and Dynamo
Oils—all free from Lima Oil.
This oil is made and handled by Independent Producers not con
nected with the Standard Oil Co., as reported.
All orders will be promptly filled. Warehouse in rear of Nicho
las & Hewitt's planing mill, near West Penn depot, Butler, Pa.
Refinery at Coraopolis, Pa., near P. & L. E. R. R.
I I I I cause we have
the finest and
most reliable drug store in this part of
the State that you have to pay more for
your medicines. We dispense only Pure
and Fresh Drugs at all times and at
WULLER'S MODEL PHARMACY,
229 Centre Ave.,
South Side, Butler, Pa.
LAMES ARB GENTLEMEN!
WE take pleasure in announcing the fact that we now have on display
and oo Rale en immense stock of goods in the following liuee: Dress
Goods in all grades, styles acid prices, witb the very latest ihu gs in
trimming* to match.
IN *ll tbe new things the market affords. Hata and Bonnets gotten up in
best atyle "while you wait." I-adies', ntid Children's Wraps, well made
and style and fit guaranteed.
Carpets, Oil Cloths,
LINOLEUMB. Mattings, Rugs. Carpet Sweepers, Laee Curtains
Portiera, Poles and Fixtures, and all kind* of Domestic Dry Goode
We always have tbe heai Blankets and Flannels, and tbe Standard
patterns are acknowledged to be the best made. Call in arid j.'et a
Fashion Sheet. All tbe goods in onr rtiferent departments are
marked in plain figures at the lowest prices. We not only keep
Standard Patterns hut all our pcods are standard. We do n->t handle
seconds. Ladies', Gent's and Children's Underwear a specialty.
RITTER & RALSTON,
The Best Place
To get your Fall and "Winter outfit of
DRESS GOODS, CLOAKS, UNDER
WEAR, FLANNELS, BLANKETS,
YARNS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, COR
SETS, etc., is at
They keep the largest stock, best goods
and, above all, the lowest prices.
CARPET, OIL CLOTHS, RUGS,
LACE CURTAINS, PORTIEKS,
CURTAIN POLES, WIN
We can sell you the above named goods
cheaper than you can get thorn elsewhere
A. TROUTMAN <fc SON.,
The leading Dry Goods and Carpet
House, Butler, Pa.
HI REMOVAL SU
BEGINS OCT. 6.
YOU WANT FURNITURE.
WE WANT MONEY.
We expect to occupy our new store
about Jan. Ist. We want to move as
few goods as possible. We will give vou
prices that you can't help but buy.
A #35 Parlor Suite for #25 00
A 45 " " 35 00
A 55 " " 45 00
A 16 Bed Lounge for 12 50
A 20 " " 15 00
A 5 Rocking Chair for 375
A 8 " 44 500
(fee. Call early tor these great bargains
Campbell & Templeton,
136 N. Main St., - - Butler, Pa
TIIK IH TLKR CITIZEN.
Mr. Herman J lie Its
Of Rochester, N". Y.
Deaf for a Year
Catarrh in the Head
Catarrh is a CONSTITUTIONAL disease,
and requires a CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY
like Hood's Sarsaparilla to cure it. Read:
"Three years ago, as a result of catarrh, I
entirely lost my hearing and was deaf for more
than a year. I tried various things to cure It,
and had several physjetms attempt it, but no
improvement »as apparent. I roul<i di.iin
gui.h no aonnil I wis intending putting
myself under tlie care of a .specialist when
some one sugpi -,u;d ti..it possibly Hood's Sar
saparilla w..ulti do me >nie good. I
taking it without the expectation of any lasting
help. To my unrppi-r mid crrm joy I found
when I had la-ceii tl.r- e I jttles that my henr
>■« wa« reluming. I kept on till I had
taken three more. It is now over a year and I
can henr pcrfcrtlr well. lam troubled but
very little with the catarrh. 1 consider this a
rrm.'irkublr case, and cordially recommend
to all who have catarrh." HERMAN HICKS, 30
Carter Street. Rochester, N. Y.
MOOII'S I'ILLS »re purely vegetable, and do
act purge, pall, or gripe, fcold by all druggUtA.
P ii() Fh.-S 1 «» A L C A RJjS.
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
137 K. Wayne St., office hour?. 10 '•> I_' M. acd
l to 3 P. M.
SAMUEL. M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
SCO West Cunningham St.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
PHYSIC!AM AMD SfRGKON.
Office and n -aMence at UT E. Cunningham St.
FHY9ICTA!f Af.D fl BOF.OS,
'•ew Troutman Building, Butler. l'a.
E. N. LEAKK. M. 1). J. E. MANN. M. D.
"•ji.secology aud Sur- Eye, K.tr Nose and
ICC ry. Throat.
DRS. LEAKE& MANN,
riIVSICUN AND SriIOKON,
office at No. 45. S. Mulu street, over Frank A
o's Diug Store. Butler. Pa.
Is now I' rated In new and elegant rooms ad
joining nls former o:.< All kintlH of clasp
plates and moderen go ! work.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Bui !er, Penn'a."
Ar'iiicUl '1 •' . in • »«••! n Hi** latest irri
until |>!:«ii. id ' i •/ a apecialty. Office -
vcr HcuauniC '•thmu Ktore.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
L'ENTIS 1, - - BLTLER, PA
Cold Fillii (. I'aln'<s Fxlnrtion of TfeJli
and Artificial Teetl v. I I Hnies a epeclalt)
Nltio'i* Oxide or V Utilize.l Air or I/Oca
Ana-stuetieo uv l.
onice Millers Grocery eaal ol Lo.vrj
Office closed Wednesday* and Thursdbys.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
EXVIVEEK AMI KL'KVKYOII,
OKFICH NFAR DIAMOND, KUTLKH, PA.
J. A. HEYDRR.K & SON,
Farm surveys |>roin|>tly made. I bar.<f
■ i oderate.
Office over '<nnk Knt'er l'a
H. Q. WAI KER,
Atlorney-at I-iw— Office in Diamond J'.lock.
J M. PAINTER,
office— Bet»e< ri pi>.st'iflice and Diamond, But
A. T. SCOT T,
ATTORN KY-AT-LA W.
Office at No. f. S«.i th Dlsmond, Butler. Pa.
A. M. CHRiSTLc-Y,
AT'iOltNK'i j}AT LAW.
Office s'-cond IliKir. Anderson JBl k. Main St.,
n-ar «'ouri Houne. Butler, Vv.
Att'y a' I.aw -oftW on South »!<le of Diamond
But lor. P».
J. W. HUTCHISON,
ATIOKNKY A'l LAW.
Olln" on rei. nd lloor < f the Huselton dock,
Dltmoiid, Butler, l'a., l(oom No 1.
Attorney at Law. Office at No. 17, Kist .lefff:-
*ou -it., lintler. Pa.;
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at I p« alftl Rl •! bl M iMt. O
r< ar of 1.. /.. Mlt< IT Ml - office, on north Hl'
if Dlamonil. I'.titr. Pa.
H. H. CiOLCHER.
tttoraoy-at-law. Ofll«« ou m*cond floor
iideniOu l>ull«itn«:, <«!ur Court Uotisf Hut lei
W. H. O'liltlEN & SON.
[[Hucco™ or.) of Schutte, ,fc O'llrien. J
Ami Gas Fitters.
Vatural (t is A:>|ilia ce-.
Jefli-rKoiiSt.,opp. I owry Ilou.-t
Advertise in ttw CIXIZHN.
IUTTLEH, PA., FRIDAY, DECEMBER Q. 1802
The steamer Oregon had averaged
about seventeen knots on this trip,
which had been favored by superb
weather. Zach had an idea that the
steamer was doing her very best on
Mrs. Allaire's account- It need hardly
be said that passengers, officers and
crew manifested the greatest sympathy
for this brave lady, whose rare courage
in bearing up under her misfortunes
made her richly deserving of it. On
August 15. after a voyage of seven thou
sand miles, the Oregon entered the bay
of Port Jackson through its lofty gate
way of schistous cliffs. To the customs
agent, who was the first person to board
the steamer. Mrs. Allaire turned with
the anxious inquiry:
"He is still alive," replied the agent,
who had guessed who the lady was, for
did not the whole city of Sidney know
that she had taken passage on the Ore
gon and was she not awaited with the
"Where is he?" she inquired.
"At the Marine hospital."
Mrs. Allaire, followed by Zach
French, landed at once. The crowd re
ceived her with that deference which
had always been shown her at Saa
Diego and which would have been
shown her anywhere. A carriage con
veyed them to the Marine hospital
where they were received by the physi
cian in charge.
"Has Harry Shelton been able to
speak yet?" she asked. "Has he recov
"No, madam," replied the physician.
"The poor man has not recovered the
use of his faculties. He seems to be un
able to articulate a syllable. Death
may carry him off at any moment."
"Shelton must not die!" exclaimed
Molly. "He alone knows whether Capt.
John is alive, whether any of his crew
still survive. He alone can tell where
they arc. I have come to see him, to
hear what he has to say—"
"Madam, I'll take you to him at once,"
replied the physician.
In a few moments Mrs. Allaire and
Zach French stood by Shelton's bed
Six weeks prior to this time, a band
of trappers, who had crossed New South
Wales and penetrated into the southern
portion of Queensland, while camped
MRS. Ar.LSniE A.VD ZACH FRENCH STOOD
BY SHELTON'S BEDSIDE.
upon the left, banks of the Pjirrm had
come upon a human being in the bush
The man's clothes were reduced to the
merest shreds, and so near death's door
was he through hunger and exposure
that he had lost consciousness. Hut
fortunately his enlistment papers as an
officer in tho American mercliant ma
rine informed his finders who he was,
namely: Harry Shelton, the mate of the
clipper ship Dreadnaught Where did
he come from? From what distant and
unknown portion of the Australian con
tinent had he made his way here? For
how long a time had he wandered about
In the awful solitudes of this central
desert? Had lie been a prisoner among
the natives, and had ho succeeded in
making his escape? Where ha/1 he left
his companions, if any of them were
still alive? Could it be that he was the
iast survivor of the ill-fated ship
wrecked fourteen years ago? Cp to
this moment not one of these questions
had received an answer. There did not
cease to be, however, a great desire
everywhere manifested as to where
Har-y Shelton had come from, what bis
li#- had l<een since tho wreck of the
Dreadnaught on the reefs of Browse isl
and, in a word, to have tho mystery
cleared up. *
Harry Shelton was carried to the near
est point in railway communication with
Sidney and thence to that city The
news of his arrival in tho capital was
first made public by the Morning Jour
nal, extracts from which article have al
ready been given, from which it ap
peared that the mate of tho clipper ship
had not as yet recovered consciousness
sufficiently to reply to questions put to
Mrs. Allaire never would have recog
nized Shelton, so changed was he. Al
though only forty-six, he had the ap
pearance of a man of sixty This man,
or, rather, this pitiable wreck of hu
manity, was the only human being able
to tell what had become of Capt John
and his crew. Up till now the most
tender nursing had been ineffectual to
bring about improvement In Shelton's
condition, a condition due no doubt to
the terrible fatigues undergone during
the weeks—who can say, possibly
months—of his wandering across cen
tral Australia. A sinking fit might at
any moment extinguish the spark of
life still aglow within hitn. Since he
had been in this hospital it would have
been impossible for him to open hia
eyes without tho attendants knowing
whether he had regained consciousness
or not. He took no notice of those who
administered nourishment to him as to
a sick child. It seemed as if tho awful
sufferings to which ho had been ex
posed had so weakened his inind as to
destroy all recollection of companions.
Seated by his bedside, with her gaze
riveted upon his face, Mrs. Allaire
watched every movement of his eyelids,
listened to every faint murmur of his
voice In hopes to catch one single word.
Standing behind her was Zach French,
intent upon noting some glimmer of in
telligence, as a sailor watches for the
first ray of light through the lowering
gloom of the horizon. But no glimmer
came that day The lids of Shelton's
eyes were not lifted save by Molly's
lingers, and then only to find the fixed
Stare of unconsciousness. Still she kept
despair from her mml, and Zach, too,
still had hope.
"If Harry recognizes his captain's
wife," said French, "he will find a way
to make himself understood even if he
Yes, it was important for him to reo
ognize Mrs. Allairo, for by so doing his
enthralled senses might bo set free. It
would lie necessary to act with the
greatost prudence until he should be-
oor.io accustomed to her presence. LIU
tie by little his memory would take up
the lost clew-, and he would be able to
express himself by signs, if he could not
Although Mrs. Allaire was counseled
not to remain too long on watch by
Shelton's bedside, yet she refused to
quit the room for a moment She clung
persistently to tlio head of his bed.
"bhuitou inny die," murmured,
•Ncr sTiould the word wnicn I am yearn
ing for be uttered with his last gasp, I
ms&i jo there to eatch it. I shall not
> leave him!''
Towards evening there was a slight
change for the better in the mate's con
dition. fie slowly opened his *yes. but
they took no note of Mrs. Allaire's pres
ence. She, however, bent her gaze upon
him, called him by name, and repeated
the words: "John, captain of the
Dreadnaught, San Diego;" but they
awakened no recollection of his com
panions. The dying man still failed to
make reply to the oft repeated ques
tions: [s John alive? Is anyone of his
crew still living? Towards night Shel
ton's weakness increased, his eyes fell
shut, his hands grew cold, as if the lit
' tie life left within him had retreated to
his heart. Would he die without ntter
ing a word?
On the following day the physician,
alanned at these signs of collapse, re
sorted to the most vigorous methods of
resuscitation; but without effect. It
was evident that the man was sinking
Thus were the bright hopes which Shel
ton's return had given rise to about to
go out in blank despair, the light which
his coming had kindled to be succeeded
by a gloom so deep that nothing would
be able to dissipate it. This would be
the end, yes, the end of aIL At Molly 's
request there was now a consultation of
the principal physicians of the city, but
after they had made a careful examina
tion of the patient they reluctantly de
clared the case hopeless.
"You can do nothing then for this un
fortunate man?" asked Mrs. Allaire.
"We regret to say, nothing!" replied
the physician In charge.
"Not even bring him back to con
sciousness for a single moment?"
Willingly would Molly have laid down
her whole fortune to have gained this
point. Hut when man fails God is al
ways left It is to Him that helpless
man turns with uplifted hands when
human resources are powerless to savel
The moment the physicians had left
the room MolJ(y foil upon her knees by
Shelton's bedside, and when Zach
opened the door he found her in prayer.
He stood for a moment with bowed
head, then advanced tiptoe to the head
of the bed, in order to satisfy himself
whether Shelton were still alive or not
"Madam! Madam!" suddenly burst
from the seaman's lips.
Thinking that French's cry announced
that death had come at last, Molly rose
to her feet
"Is he dead?" she whispered,in a tone
so sad as to smite the honest boats
"No, madam, no! See, hia eyes are
open, he is looking about him."
It was rs French had said. From be
neath his half-raised lids Shelton's eyes
burned with a strange brilliancy Color
ca'ne to Lis cheeks, his hands rose and
fell. lie had come out of his long
continued lethargy, and now his gaze
was riveted upon the captain's wife and
a half smile moved hia lips.
"Ho has recognized me!" whispered
"Yes," said Zach; "he sees his cap
tain's wife by his beat-iae —lie is trying
to speak to her."
"And if he cannot," murmured Mrs.
Allaire. "God grant that he may at
least make us understand."
Then as she took Shelton's hand in
hers a thrill of joy flashed through her
form as she felt him feebly return her
"John? John?" she queried with an
A look from Shelton assured her that
she had been understood.
"Alive?" sho whispered.
Although that yes was so faint as to
seem like a whisper from another world,
Molly's attentive ear hail caught it.
BV TEA AND SAT.
Mrs. Allaire at once caused the physi
cian to be summoned. It was nt once
apparent to him that although a change
had taken place yet the mate of the
Dreadnaught had but a few moments to
live. The dying man's eyes were riveted
upon Mrs. Allaire with a strange steadi
"SheltOn," asked Molly, "if John is
alive whero did you leave him? Where
"His power of speech is gone," said
the physician. "It will be necessary to
converse with him by means of signs."
Directing Mrs. Allaire to take hold of
the mate's hand, Zach leaned over him
and spoke as follows in a clear and dis
"Listen to me, Shelton. I'll put the
questions to you and according as you
open or shut your eyes we shall know
whether we have guessed the truth or
In this way the sad story of the wreck
of the clipper ship and the fate of cap
tain and crew was elicited from the
dying man. In leaving Java sea, Capt.
John had passed into Timor sea, through
Sunda strait, but not of his own free
will. A violent tornado had struck tho
vessel, dismantling her and driving her
out of her course, and ending by throw
ing her upon the reefs and rocks of
Browse island. At the mention of this
name there was a look of burprisc on
Shelton's face. For the first he now
learned the name of the island on which
the Dreadnaught had gone to pieces.
Twoiyf the crew had perished in trying
to reach the shore. The others had
lived on the ship's provisions ami upon
the fish they caught No vessel had
ever sighted their signal of distress.
They had remained six years on Browse
island, at the end of which time Capt
John, Shelton and five men had left tho
island in a boat which had drifted
ashore, and had reached the Australian
coast at York sound, where they fell
into the hands of tho natives, four of
their number having been massacred
by them. The remaining three, Capt
John, the mate Shelton, and one seaman
had been carried prisoners into the in
terior. The seaman had died long ago,
so that at that moment there were but
two survivors and one of them lay at
For nine years the captain and mate
had been held clows prisoners by the
natives in hopes that scouts wtuld Be
sent for the lost men witfr offers of
large ransoms. At last an opportunity
of escape had presented itself, but for
some reason Capt .John had not taken
advantage of it. Shelton alone eluded
his keepers and after wandering about
hopelessly in the bush for six months
he had been picked up in a dying con
dition on the banks of the Paroo.
French succeeded in locating with
tolerable accuracy the hunting grounds
of the tribe in question.
"Wo shall go in search of him there,"
cried Molly, "and we shall find him."
And at these words the eyes of the
dying man brightened Capt. John
would be saved, and saved, too, by her
whom he loved so well!
The mate breathed his last toward
nine o'clock in the evening. At the
sound of Molly's voice calling him by
name, he hud opened hi:» eyes and mur
mured: "John! John!" and with a deep
mri loay-ilrawn dtft> frig Bpiftt h»d Uc£.
That evening, as Mrs. Allaire was
leaving the hospital, she was accosted
by a boy who seemed to be waiting f>rr
i.er on the steps. He belonged on board
the Brisbane, one of the steamers which
coast along between Sidney and Ade
"Mrs. Allaire?" he asked timidly.
"What do you want, my boy?"
"Is Ilarry Shelton dead?"
"He is dead."
"And Capt. John?"
"He's alive! Oh, he is living!"
"Thank you, Mrs. Allaire." said the
boy, os he turned away without assign
ing any reason for his questions.
As Molly followed Shelton's remains
to the grave, this lad, unseen by her,
walked near her, lost in the crowd of
(TO nr. coxTisrED.)
SHE KNEW ABOUT M'GINTY.
Though Comrade* and \lar\»hy
Were Strangers to fler.
One day, in my wandering along the
Clover fork of the Cumberland river,
says a writer in an Indiana paper. I
stopped at a farmhouse to get dinner,
and as I sat in the shade of the porch
waiting I was whistling for lack ol
thought and something else to do. the
reading supply of tho establishment be
ing painfully short.
My hostess was knocking around in
side. getting the dinner ready, and evi
dently heard my sweet and gentle mel
odies, for she stuck her head out of the
"Do yer whistle by note, mister?" she
inquired, "er jist simultaneous like?"
"Mostly simultaneous like," I re
"I never heerd them chunes afore,"
she went on, "an' I kinder had an idee
they wuz book chunes got out for ex
"Oh! no," I assured her, "they are
merely little bits from the popular airs ,
of the day. that everybody whistles.''
" 'S that so?" she asked in surprise. !
"I hain't never heerd 'em np this way 1
What's ther names?"
"Well, 'Comrades,' "Annie Rooney,"
'McGinty' and so forth. Didn't yon
ever here of McGinty?"
She became thoughtful.
"What's the name?" she inquired.
"Seems kinder like ez ef I kno wed it."
" 'McGinty,* I repeated, slowly, and
her face brightened
"Oh! yes," she exclaimed, "I knowed
I knowed it, but somehow I couldn't
quite set it whar It b'longed. Ain't he
the feller that they named the tariff
I said it was and went in to dinner.
BRINGING THEM TO BOOK.
now tlx Ohio Girl* Oot Half a l>o«ea
Taotif Man ta Propaac.
Six young ladies in Ohio, having re
ceived attentions from six y.rung men,
exchanged confidences and came to a
mutual understanding, says the Bran
Although matters seemed to be pro
gressing according to their wishes,
there is still a certain impatience of
victory among Eve's daughters, and
they resolved upon an audacious move
v.hieh should prove to the objects of
their affections that they were, one and
all, really good housekeepers.
They fixed upon a day, secured the
house of a mutual friend and sent out
aix invitations to a luncheon that wa>
to be prepared and served by their owr
fair hands. Upon tho appointed daj
the six young men, punctual to sueh
an appetizing engagement, were wel
comed by six pretty cooks dressed like
the soubrettes in a comedy, with ban
arms, dainty little caps, short skirts
and embroidered white aprons. After
having conducted their guests upon u
tour of inspection, letting them peep
Into the ovens aod oveiwtc Uie cooking
of the )>eefflteaks, that they might be
sure there was no trickery, they all sat
down to a table decked with flowers
and enjoyed a delicious meal perfectly
A few weeks later Ohio was the richer
by six more young households.
THE LARGEST CHEESE ON EARTH
Caoada Hu Mad* It for tha Orcat E«-
pOlitlOD of IHI
One by one the satisfying supersti
tions and wonderful traditions of nur
sery days are being questioned and
abolished by scientists in all lines of re
search. The latest one to get its death
blow is the notion of the youthful lad*
and lassies in the country homes that
the moon is made of cheese and is the
biggest thing of that kind in the world.
The Canadian dairy commissioner ha*
gone one better and has made the mam
moth cheese of the world for the great
exhibition in Chicago next year. It
was learned from I'rof. Robertson that
this gigantic competitor of the moon
contains one day's milk from over ten
At the present average rate of con
sumption the Canadian mammoth
would last an American family for over
four thousand years. "Of course, be
ing as fine in flavor and richness as the
best Canadian cheese," remarked tho
professor, "it will be cateu at a much
The Canadians arc going to help Chi
cago in every way to make its exhi
bition a marvelous revelation to the na
tions of other continents of the food
producing resources of America.
Austria Kalargaa Her Exhibit.
Dr. Zapf, the secretary of the lower
Austrian chamber of commerce, say
that the interest in the forthcoming
Chicago exhibition is being "boomed"
In grand style in the manufacturing
circles in Vienna. Fully six hundred
large firms will send exhibits, composed
chiefly of tiles, glass, tapestries, wood
carvings and mother of pearl. The
original space alioted in the world's
fair to Austria has already been found
absurdly small, but under the pressing
persuasion of Mr. Goidsehiuidt, the
American eonsul general at Vienna,
further space has been granted, a state
ment to that effect being cabled there
from Chicago. In additions to tins lurgo
exhibition committee of Vienna mer
chants, a ladies' committee Las also
been formed there for the purpose of
forwarding exhibits of woman's indus
try. Graud Duchess Maria Theresa is
the president of this committee. Many
Austrian* will visit America during the
time of its world's exhibition.
(Jufleot of iierinan Origin.
It is curious to note that most of the
reigning queens of Europe are of Her
man origin Queen Victoria is. of
course, German by descent; Queen
Louise of Denmark is the daughter of
the Landgrave William of Ilesse; the
queen rcgentof .Spain is the daughter of
au Austrian prince; so is Queen Henri
etta of Belgium; Queen Lmma of Hol
land is the daughter of a prince of Wal
deck-Pyrmont; the empress of Austria
Is the daughter of a prince of Bavaria;
the queen mother of Bavaria is the
daughter of a prince of Prussia; and
last, but by no means least, Empres*
Augusta-Victoria of Germany is the
daughter of the reigning prince ot Hol
Why He Tama Early.
Mother (sitting down just us the train
starts) -Oh, would you mind changing
seats with me, sir? My baby wants to
l<»ok out of the window.
Mr. Haveu Hartford (with sarcastic
politeness)— With pleasure, madam- I
have been saviug the seat for him for
half an hour.—Life.
Ho Ought to Know.
Prunella—l have heard that the steer
age of an ocean steamer is a terrible
place. Is it really so, Lord Lackland?
Lord Lackland—Why, how should I
Prunella—How did you get to Auicr
BEATS THE EIFFEL.
n»• DcvU • Tower, * Strang* \Vun4«r*
Work of Natarr* la %Ty<»mlny.
One of nature's Strang-- t freaks, om
of the grvatot wanders >f the w rid. is
the Devil's tower, or. as the Sioux In
dians call it. the mate') tepee, r the
liar's lodge, which stands on the 'oanks
of the La Fourcho river, in a northeast
ern county of Wyoming, says the Port
land Oregonian. The country f>r fifty
miles ar nind consists of high tabSt
lands, deep canyons and narrow ferti*
valleys—nothing to indicate the poast
ble existence of any such freak of na
The tower is a gigantic column a
m inster obelisk of lava, which rises to
a height of 1,727 feet, alm-mt twice the
height of the Eiffel tower. At the ba*e
the huge shaft measures ;>-ti feet
through in one direction. Hugh crys
tals of the volcanic rock, measuring
from 1 to 3 feet through, start at the
base and run unbroken to the top. giv
ing to the column a peculiar fibroua ap
pearance, even when viewed from the
tablelands forty miles away.
How did it get there? How wan it
made? One* in awhile, in the present
nge, we have heard how portions of the
bottom of one of the oceans have been
pushed up by volcanic forces, and
oven a new island added to the
charts. Ages on ag-»* ago similar vol
canic forces started a jet of lava up
from the bottom of the ancient geoi. .g
--ical wean that covered all the north
west at that time. The squirt of molten
rock evidently did not br.-ak through
I it into the waters above, but froze, as
' an iron man would say, in the hoi- it
i had made. This slow cooling off. t": ■ •
gradual loss of its fiery energy, pr
bly lasted for many long years, and
gave time for the particles to arrange
; themselves in the huge crystals that
I arouse all of our astonishment to-day.
| WANTON KILLIN6 OF GAME.
Waiteful ilftQfiitgr of |»««r In Oregon
Will !,«»d to Their termination.
Parties who have been out hunting in
: the country between the head waters of
I the forks of the Santiam bring ba k ac
counts of a wholesale destruction of
deer in that region by Iniiaas.
Bands of Warm Spring and Klickitat
Indians, numtwring from one hundred
and fifty to two hundred, get penoiaak>u
about July 1 to come over into the
Willamette valley to pi-k h ps, and
leave their reservations. They, me in
over the Santiam wagon road and make
a camp at Indian Prairie, and then or
ganize a grand round-up of deer. Thev
Surrwnnd a vast tract of country on their
ponies, says the Portland Oreg .uiaa.
which they ride thrm gh a unrry that
a white man ~an hardly get through on
foot, and drive the deer toward a com
mon center and slaughter them by
hundreds, killing bucks, fawns sad
does indiscriminately. drying the
choice parts of the meat for winter sup
The settlers view these proceedings
with great disfavor, and claim that an
they are not allowed to go on Indian
reservations the India' should i. *t b«
allowed to harry the country otitsi V of
the reservations. It is claimed that
these Indians have exterminated the
mule deer in eastern Oregon, and a-,
fast exterminating the deer in the < a»-
It is stated that in the region about
the headwaters of the various f u-ks of
the Santiam Indians have this season
slaughtered over one thousand deer.
Th. Italian (.tthiiphagon*.
In writing of Francis BattaUa. the
Italian Hthophagous. or stone eater. Dr.
Bulwer, In his ••Artificial Changeling.'
has this to say: ' This queer creature
was born with two small peUW.cn in Kj
hands, one in each. Me rem>e<i all or
dinary nourishment, would not stickle,
only when small stones were given him
with the nursing bottle." After Batta
lia grew to manhood he wa-s exhibited
in all the principal cities of Enr.p-.
Dr. Bulwcr had a chance to pr >f< tion
ally examine the "queer creature' after
"It" had been kept oa a stone diet f< <r
about thirty years. He thus describes
Battalia's manner of feeding: ll*
would put three or four ston -t in a
spoon, swallow them down and then
drink a glass of beer after them. He
devoured a half peck of thes*- stones
every day. and when he shakes his body
they chink In his stomach. In app«-ar
anoe he is a black, swarthy-l-ioking fel
low, and, having bceu a soldier. ma
good use of the food allowed him bj
selling it and subsisting on dirt and
•lapftn sa«l < liltia.
The women of America will he very
much shocked to hear of a little sign
which occupies a place on the banks of
the Yuen-Pule river in Foochow. "Do
Not Drown Female Infants 18-re. "The
sign Is read by 7.V) TTOO pooehowaus,
causing no blush and no comment The
killing of aglrl baby in < hina i-» a crime
never punished. The birth of a fe
male child throws tho whole family
Into deepest grief, and the mother often
finds that the only way in which ..he
can retrieve herself is to ilispose of the
infant quietly and effectively. Very
different is thestate of thing-, in J.i|>an.
There the parents are straining every
nerve to educate their children, girls
as well as boys. Even young husbands
are sending their young wires to .<-h«"
European clothing is worn (it is an
open question, however, whether this
is an improvement), and collegr-. and
seminaries have l>een established all
over the country. Much of the credit
is due to the efforts of the empr» ss of
.% stjli.li Carps*.
"She was the most stylish corpse,"
we heard a woman remark the other
day, iu speaking of a leader of fashion
lately deceased, says the Philadelphia
Times, and, prompted by curiosity w«j
inquired what went to make up a
"stylish corpse." "Oh. * replied the
gusher, with uo hesitation, "she worn
a black velvet gown with point la> se
trimmings, bad her eyelirows penciled
and cheeks and lips rouged, besides
having her hair done in the most de
iightful fashion p»>s«ible. Pos; •iv yto
be such a lieautiful corpse wa i wortk
That Monument Fund.
Well-Dreaaed Gentleman (to ticket
; seller at. elevated station)—ln making
1 ch ing<», will you be kind enough to
give me five copper cents instead of the
Ticket Seller—Hurrah! Here's an
other v/calthy New Yorker going to
contribute to the Grant monument
The box for the contributions ts right
over there, sir.—Texas Siftings
Science to the Resrne.
Housekeeper—Has any way been dis
covered to kill the pests that dc- troy
Great Scientist—Yes, madam. "1 alte
up the car[«ets, hang them on a line and
beat them with a heavy sti k.
"Will that kill the insects?"
"Yes, madam, if you hit them."—N.
| Y. Weekly.
Husband Your jealousy of t ! »t" :n
an is wholly unreasonable. I haven't
seen her for a month.
Wife—l happen to know that you
write to her every day. though
Husband—Humph! I'm merely de
clining her invitations. —Judge.
An;thins Hut That.
He (savagely)— Marry me!
She—lf 1 refuse you will marry that
She (hotly)— Then I'll marry yotL—
LAMBS IN WINTER.
Th*n(ht ftll Fir*rlrar* o*lt r mrt i m
pilch i.*o<l Kaatllts
The low prices f> >r wool oauri ;h«
flock mn-'er to pursue the b»-st meth *ia
in Ih* harsd'inf from the Dr>t nt
the industry to tbe final disposition of
the product. whether of the fleet* or
the !»mU or the mature wether* f w
mutton. The htghe-t taoriu ; epead»
upon it and thoughtful esper-eace oaly
can aiTompiwh it. A a experienced
teacher -avs that lamhs. if properly
carc l for, will grow until the* are two
rears old. provided good care Is takes
to keep ia a g»*y) thrifty condition.
Lambs, like other stock, are easily
stunte.l by ill-treatment. The change
from to dry food urns'. be made
trraduaily. A good plan of doing thia
is to commence feeding at aight regu
larly a* s. >on aa they become -uffl.-tetst
ly cool and feed a little. gradually tn>
creasing a< the weather gets cooler and
the food in the pasture lesa. General I v
young liiabsmmt be taogUt to eat hay,
and this should be done before (Trass
frets too short in the past tare s. aa Uiey
will fail to keep aa thrifty ae ti.er
should. Keep them coatiaed daring
the night. then tarn out a few mincte
In the morning to -barren their app»
tites. and then while oat put a sma"
feed of hay ia the racks and pot them
back into the avain. Two o
three days will usually N- ail tiia: :•
necessary, and they can beg ven what
ever is necessary to keep thrifty.
Shelled corn or threshed oata ean be
fed at> grain It is usual' r best to gve
the trrain feed in the erenia. A* w tl»
all stock it is best to supply a v» v,
oats. corn, bran or mid .«*
a ifo lde.-. clover har and straw It n
irw to give a goad varietv .a ••r
--i. to keep them with a (nni appetite.
Make it a point to water ere-v- day r» g»
nlarly It is usually poor eeon.stny to
g>-t them into th.- habit of eating snow,
and careful watering every .lay will
rvadilr avoid thin. Another item of
import.in-.-c is to have itflfcint length
of feeding rack and troughs -o that all
can gvt n aat they need to eat at '.he
same time, or some of them wdl get
more than their ahare. while it here
will be stinted. Make the troughs aar
row ami with flat bottoms, a* thia will
in a (Treat me as are nrevent the larger
lambs from bunching the grain, and in
this way securing more than their
share Fe-d liberally vs the weather
gets cooler, letting the eoarlitioa deter
mine the 'iiiaatity that should be
If the quarter-* are comfbrtabie less
food, and especially less irrain. will he
re«|uire»t I'se plenty of b»<t<. air this
will not ODIT add to their eo-nfbrt. ia
i-reaae the quaatity of manure. but aid
material:v in keeping the wool cbm—~- ■
BEES BENEFIT FDOLT.
It I* Sot rs.y «• IUM f■» 1 nrriM*
W It toonC Th*i»-
The question of bees sn>! 'ruit trees
again commands the attention of bmrti
cultarists and apiarist* In aote sec
ti- 'i>4 where bees are numeroae the
fruit growers are troubled at this «>aa »n
white packing fruit*, and naturally
condemn the bees. without stopping *«»
refle.-t upon the advantages to he de
rived from them ia fertilising the trees
and Tines from which tha fruit istahett.
In England a fruit-grower was sur
prised to find that ia ooe corner <vf hie
garden, in which were placet oloaiea
of bees, the trees were heavily laden
with fruit, while those more iraato
had set very sparingly Thaa he called
to mind the rrurnatances of tta beta#
very dark and foggy during th# Moaa-
Ing of the trees, so that the bees Sew
but a short distance from their hieea
The proprietor of a ehei i j • -ebard in
laiif or ma f. mad that his trees Jid »«*
hear rt-munera'ive crop* after the Sat
•>l tW» . . ->n-growees baatahing the
bees to a distaat caayon. F->ng eoa
vinced of the necessity of bee » ■» fer*tl
iae the bloom, he procured - a* eolo
niev located them ia hie ow'.ard. aad
then realized satisfactory letarns
Horticulturist* and apiarists are like
the American anna—ooe aad insepara
CHEAP FEED CUTT€I».
A rMtrlfun br( «iu*« Mar. MiweaS
The handy f -ed cutter sls>wa ia the
encravtng has a steel kaife iade vao
shape of the old-fashioned gr.t:a uchh
bnt with wider blade Two pieces of
one-fourth by ooe iach irrni are beat ia
the same shape and bolted to pieees
fastened to feed-rotwa wall The
shoaid be j>:st far eaioch apart to al
low the knife to pass dowa bet ween
them. Th- knife is raised. f T ie sheaf
placed under and the cat mjtie The
sickle most be kept very sharp to do
good work. <"ara mast be taken that
HoMiaiM rtto ci n»t.
the lingers are not caaght aad . inded
while »liein( the feed. Tur pa aad
augar lieets may be sliced r ith thia
aoptrivaaea. The chief advantage ia
cutMng hay ia that grain aiay 1-e DIIMII
with the food roota are -nuch
easier eaten by cows aad sheep :haa
the compact large root* It Is well to
in o-ten choppe«l hay before feeding
A .itcricaa AgrkrulturM.
H hat (rood Is** WUI Da
«•■**! roads enlarge the demand for
• i:<try and suburban property, relieve
tl. itiesof surplus population aad st»
h ; • the value of farming land* —5
V v tate Roads Improvemeat Aasoris-
UOS'T give impure water to aay cl am
of stock on the farm
I>UVT let your •crab ball —if you am n 1
one run in the roads
|K»VT sell the heifer calves from eows
that you know to be good.
IkiU'T rest until the iniquity inswn 1
as is driven oat of the I
lios'T use the cruel check reia to !
jerk a liorse s bea«l up oat of a natural
Don'T forget when iacline.i to drive
fast that you are riding and the horse
Is on foot.
UOS'T T rust to the grass of very early
spring tij keep the herds and up
DOS T neglect to provide shade for
the pasture in tahleh the cows will rua
next sum is er.
IN>?I'T breed scrub stock. You desire
to make your farm pay Jieruh atoek
will neTrr make it pay.
Iki> i feed tou much cora to any cleee j
of Stock. Even fattening aniatals ar
te netited by -üß»e boae aud m««v;»e
f iriniD? f'xxis. —larßjers Voice
A wnubla >orw»*1»« * eatsat
We see it stated that la Norway tha
farmers yearly elect two men before
whom all parties iu dispute lay th#ir
grievances. The eeaeloas are held pri
vatcly, and ao legal aid Is called ia
Twi-nty-tive per cent of the caaes DW
seated are settled la tide primitive
court, thereby savisg mac a IL fesilag
aod lawyer's It**.
Fizumss ournjw • f«U.
ir» »«o r- j sr»i«
Pr f He" at. Xnrleb aappMee rfta
•rMaMr r 1 w» with an wtk-lf lima
fa.l-s If- - nr to hint, -he aan wHo
M " freru a '- -saeadous has -Jsa
£»• »"aJ»'iaHetr?ae ni Ig neXe lit! aa
crtopa. f? he cost id ImV I le leaant
he better'haa paradise. SeaUhts a«
pala. he Ss aot f-uaen witk Beviaw aa to
comraoniy s t-ipweed. yet. ha ia per(hi.«>y
aware ? what » happrmiagp.
T irw sevns t» pan* very si -w'y aa ha
goes iown, an* be thinks f mmay aaka
;e-ta. There tre piewant w>'uwls la Ma
•ara—prr»haKiy .-Mined Hy the
of the air as he g«>e<s by Re ranesyie
ffcetly well that ther" wfT? ji autlt ha
a tre* -ml* >s thai aad • -'x>lea« ni'jis
hut he regards the pv<apeet with shs.-
lata c»ap sure, aad rather Ma a* i
wr» some <>ae else who waa gotmm aa
rr,me with that -*ud aad that ha
ess fotng To stand v »y and sea tfte taa.
V? hen the atoppage ioee - y ha
knows nothing about it. It ia
rtful 'Wata—die by rnhrag dosrn
from a jr»-at height 'The »iu«
to ha a .-oatet. or a seteov. flying
st-'f'-.rt the blae sky aad thea ha anise
fnto obttvsoa. aa if he had fallaai aa» a
«ea of iiV-frrm and msea. aad if she
fall ia '■ 'tur enough he iw »ar kina » aey
thiag more, and nothing a 11 lae ha
again to all eteraity
AN MAGINARV TOWN.
TSe beaurtfhl a.legr>ry, of which ta
path.-t»c a use -»as .aade by V. Keaaa
Hi his Bee •. 'ectasaa >t Wy YtTatft."' ia
thus t.-aasiated a the Engiiah odttiea
of that w>>ei(. the "raaaUatioa bstag re
viae<l by Mme lt«aan. "Oae -«< tha is a*
popuiar legew*s ia Rnttaay ta that re
".atnig to aa rnegtwarv sown railed Ka
whath ta nppeei to haee 'aw
k>w«ai up by the sea at s a* takaoea
There sre aieiti jiaaia «i ia« 'Jke
■waet waheh are pa Wit >aC aathasMe
of this .magtaaay uly aad tha<rtar
it. A.-corrHna" ta th.-ai the o# -Jae
aptree of the -hutehea nay baaaea ia
the hollow of the waves whoa the sea a
n >ugh. while hunag a -atas dae ransda
of their belts rtaging >at tha hyva ip
appeoprtaie to the day rieaa ahoe - the
"I >fhra ftsaey that I have at the hea
tna of my heart the etty of IK wtth da
belle jtailiag Sa pi ay at a -aeal aitr «ai
congrnaaiiim. At Maaaa f 'tml» ta -ha ,a
to Aeia gentle i i tie i lnaa whtah niia
depths, dhe ettesa frua another anartd.
Siace dd ag. v egan tr> s» -*i oear aa*. I
have lueed. ua-ee sepet ally laateg tha
mpae which -uuacaee Ivtnga with H
a gather up thnea lhaal 1.1 hues at a
groups of si aiaiia la the aeM a the
> anar*~s," saM a gtobe -lritaar faaewly
a» a *t Louie tlkdaa-Pmanerat aas
"They are hat W as »• -niles ftaaa tha
Afnraa -naat. aad tin eia a
•ii.nate. They are sappoaed la he the
T• Ttntiase elfsh ft the aeaaa Tea
ertdk tha ?a»'g»at of the giuap. mm
sulea orvg aad » hniad ta >WalMb
mi the br ail m part naaa tha waU>
haosru y sir The aalteae iaM II fh
eode Teyede. It bee a Jeahle aapi the
highest Netag MOT* thaa a<»a aad tha
low pat ieariy ta.Ma *«se» stsiwe the jewel
for ahoat f -nr anatha ta tfce yaaa
Very n«sr the lop of the tilghaot poaa »
a grrs' -avee«> where taw s I
Hlmuii'-sit «fhe ar In the saaarr a
eery cnri»u* apeetaala aap be wttaeawi
la the t snares The a». rtasast atnd.
wbtch l>l«e» fKiaa ta a sa. alia
pewahates a Isass aTrati— af ssaeaaadl
a hear 'owse suHhrw ia abiiat • >aa hi si
aSovii the sea. Hal 11 ne this ia aaeahse
(!hda-t stratum. 11 *1 Ipil *a het Meh
the ioasr aai fhse beta* flwaa UMta
taa feet ahnvo ta* lamat ad the aaa
Rrtesvs these sßrata as a gap -sg I. tat
to !JH» tese. ta 1 oagh ahtiih people a^p
l>r<iacb«a« aniiag the ataa* aaap
obtain a gtimpae of the *
MILLIONS om >QUIMC L TAILS
la tao Wwr t ■"■msio
A puod deal *tf au« setaaatv aaawe ta
prevail as to the iiheiv supply d aeat
sif ms hat a res-eat > aturs ta the Iht
trade ! the liberal few rt as the aaa af
tails of laimals whteh at ruae *ta*o wove
regai i' <1 aa oartag of very
icpetaata The anal ai (>at deanaad
t>-r tasla wnadd appear aa he M Wa aa
it anew of Tana. Bat the poMa amtf.
heiag jet hlarh. » luaeiled. after the
well known fact of their ntmsluetlua.
at intetsrUa —in reaJlty. the eraauae Iran
atin#s of the am aelga aad twyai fhartly
not actually - rtstaciag of the tMI »fthe
ermine bat of tha paaea of tha Marh
Aatrahbaa '.aaat> or other Utah! a Marh
"squirrel talis are. towwear. argvif
need, aad >ute or tseo aslaiaa id these
gad their way saaaally aMo the SHT
ket. as well as aaarten a talis, slua
really rnak • a leaatifii tar Th*
■anaquanh tail ia ai»> a args article >t
eoaarnarce. the siejaait «Ma iieetf
being, yarhaps the haaa aafaral iav
peieed hr that Sade tha way laas ear
market, aad far eapmaa Da pmat «<
aear to the djrad rabtat ahtaa tha* aee
anid ta biach and bn»sea .vaatetad gaaale
faint is.- to tha trade
The Aaaaatba .oavaat of Parte hap
aadertaken a straage li lauiaaa tpeeai»
tioa nsoaelv »b* erectioa * a
botes* for atarried is !■ n . nag *«e dl>
ssi e and dn thuae of »itb.frawing
(ma their w ttrd society -lrlea uatrl
they srail ha free again to - <*h •» aew
U*s In the tame htiMtaf " •'""■ a will
he ren-.d mt to f .reign y wtng laJiea
flaiabmg their aataeateia sad itad|iag
art. A strange wafctaalfca! Ia l« the
intention to 'tnjwsee the eewals «*f the
lilies e*pa«ra:ng die ts-e. «-r fc» edarate
tho y<eiag iad. s ft>r iiv»n9e eaiUdeiee"
Any boar .t gay Parte the paataa
Mfion prr -nisaa sneeeaa.
ts- ta«»* at amain n.
Rev Mr « h.»laa»r-Has f**tt -rngrega
Uon mused roar salary ateiy. hnthn
Hr. tber Tbtrfly ft-* the <s»MKry» —
So. sir it wd.t.«a raises ia- r» thaa laif
of It In any given year flowseboM
Belle—They aay that ' ar-.iya'a titled
hns'-and heats her Da yna (eitaee it?
|;)ao**lte V< dmahf it's true The
gtr! had z~» seaae Whv she aharduta
ty refuse»l b> tahe iesa-ms (a phisital
eal * are' —Truth.
Mr S|». "tiag - Mav I give f«m »•»
Httie t. ken wbleh win help yea tat*-
M.ss Tartlets—lt. ma t I
fea- • that tire»' hwting 'Tlieagn tea a
• ■ ii isao.
|>r Hwin# *■> y*t read mj boah
entitled How ti» • -tre *
W.ta' do )ua tn..ih of it?
Msaa Flight «dt it wurhad aiae a
charm I went to saeap befcre I had
ia»ad flee pag< a -Jary,
•1 don't h-dieveT-«a»y
he in th" ssjse g- •graphy elaaa aay
Mere • sat'l R'bhy. '* caoae Tea haaa
i» Eais p»- thha year, aad CI kaow More
is tnaa ha