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AVil Soon Contain a Complete Assortment ot
Oil Cloths, &c.
First ;*nd Second Shipments have arriyed
r.rd balance will follow soon as the Manufac
turers can make the GOODS
We have selected the best styles and
colorings to be found in the market.
Not a single old style will be found in
Butler, - - - Penna.
Onr New Fall Stock of Footwear.
Opening this Week
LADIES FINE SHOES.
A more varied assortment of Stylish Footwear can't be found. "Low
est Prices" on best qualities and newest styles the rule. Nothiug
• shoddy, but stylish, well made shoes, from Invest prices to highest
Ladies Fine Shoes, Stylish, Nicely Made, Perfect Styles.
We never advertise or offer a lie.e of shoes that IS DO ju-t AS repre
seated. We have selected thu best line for the money you ever sv>v ia
Ladies fine buttou ai sl, 1.25, 1.50 and 2.
Hand turns, Goodyear welts, at $2 50 to $3
In Piccodills, Tuxedo, Opera and Common Sense '.a-tt, bluchers and i»u to:i
Of Ladies Heavy Shoes We Are
The leaders of them all at 85 cents, sl, 1.25 and 1.50.
Bala and button in veal calf, kip, oil grain and glov-i grain. They are
wearers and no wet feet.
Have you Boys and Girls? Don't fail to get them a pair or HuaeLon's
heavy school Bhoes and keep their feet dry. Stop doctors bills. We hava
high cut shoes, tap soles, wear resisters, boots for the boys all at the lowest
prices, Girls shoes at 75 cents, sl, and 1.25, boys and vouih-t at $1 125
MEN'S HEAVY BOOTS AND SHOES, fhoes at 75 cents, $1 and
1.25; boots $1 50, 2, 2.50 and 3. Keep low instep boots and can fit auy
foot. Box toe boots and shoes.
Mens, boys and youths fine shoes in endless variety, all styles, Picco
dilla, Opera, Globe, ect at sl, 1.25, 1.50, 2in mens; bovs at sl*l 25, 1 50
Old ladies soft, easy shoes, wide low heels, warm shoe.s and slippers
these are no ancient styles but the newest and best styles.
One lot ladies fiue shoes were $2 now $1.50; one lot were $3.50 now
$2.50; one ljt was $2 75 now $2, these are broken sizes, anil several other
lines in mens and boys at greatly reduced prices. Oxfords ui.d slippers er
duced Our house lull of bargains.
Come and get them.
B. C. HUSELTON.
No. 102 North Main Street, - Eutler. Pa.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
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The hot tut to sav« m-.ocj i.- 'u
buv go. il j/i-ods at the 'igbt price
The only r« «~< ri :t . our trade i«
i .uii!v is tb." f .rt that
huiidlt • r.lv gocds of (ir.-1 quality
and yll them ai very low )•: ir» s.
We hve taken n 'u-ual c*re to
provile I-VT-r\: HIT>T; tie v. I;'. Mats and
<! .>ds f.,r tfci~ season,
c»d 'i- v.e h'ivt <•«;!;t r 1 nf many
especi illy gM'.d ia b >th hue*
we can do y u trood if you come to
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Art Co , will n|>en a Studio and PHI. to Par
lors opposite the Hotel Lowry, C'or, Main
aiu! JT-ffersoD St« , Butler, Pa This wiii
HE the best lighted :M<i equipped Studio
and gullerieft in the the COUNTY. The work
w ill be Ktticiiy first class and made under
new formulas by the artist himself, who
lias bad 15 J ears pr«C' .1! in
largo cities Portraits in Oil, Crayon,
Sepia, Pastel, etc. In this line we have
no competition, Our portraits aie ioai!e
by band in our own Studio, from sit'inps
or from photos. Our work hus reached
the highest standard of excellence a d
is not to be compared with the cheap ma
chine made pictures furnished by other-.
Wait for u-; got your pictures froni us and
horse and bnggy liir
nishing go ods—3rX a. r -
uess, Collars, AVliips.
Dusters, Saddles, etc.
iVlso trunks and va
Repairing done 011
r riie lai-gest assort
ment of PTorse
blankets in town will
be found at K emner's.
Dlllt DHUGS if LOW
9 PRICES in the motto at our
If you are sick and need mediein
you want the BEST. Th | JOB Q "
always depend upon petti DO N,,i,, ua
as we ute nt thing but .strictly Pure
Drugs in cur Prescription Depart
ment. Yeu can get the I>OM of every
thing in the drug line from us
Uur store is nbo headqnarUTs for
PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES
Get our prices before you buv
I'ainta, and see what we have to
offer. We can save you doliars on
your paiut bill
J. (J. REDICK,
Mam ;• i .11 >i i(1 ](i(; 1 ("w i \
Hotels and Depots,
W. S. Gregg is now running a iine
of carriage:- between the betels and
depots of the town.
Charges reasonable. Telephone
No, 17, or leave orders h Hotel
Good Livery in Connection
$ "TALL or mi
(j .CMJWO flfiL
§1 a poorly fur
I U f\ over a small
Cv_ l&/a. grocery store
wS —on Clark street
- there sat, on
the evening of the 6th of October, 1971,
a young man busily engaged with
some complicated-looking machinery
which he was constructing with the aid
of his tools. The young man's face
bore a thoughtful expression and there
were hard lines round his mouth, tell
ing a sad tale of the struggle for exist
ence, which seemed quite consistent
with the fortunes of an inventive gen
ius, as the young man appeared to be.
The parching breath of the prairie wind
surged through the open w;indow of the
little room, intensifying the heat to an
almost unbearable degree. It was hot
in Chicago on that fateful day. For
weeks and weeks there had been no
rain to moisten the seeching „oards of
which the sidewalks, and often the
| houses and roadways, were composed;
and these, being dry as tinder, waited
but the accident whose shadow men
aced, at this very hour, the doomed
| city—the kick of the O'Leary cow,
that unhappy triviality which was des-
I tined to cost such a frightful total of
i life and treasure!
Finally the atmosphere became so
I close in the small room that the patient
worker rose from his bench, and, throw
i ing aside his tools, picked up his hat
' and made his way down the rickety
! stairs to the street. It was observable
that the young man possessed, in ad
i dition to an intellectual face, a well
! knit figure, and a step which, even un
j der the pressure of the weather, had
:an athletic swing and bespoke a
buoyant temperament. Allan Penton
had inherited his fine physique from
his father, one of the pioneer settlers of
Illinois; and much of his individuality
he owed also to his mother; for his pa
rents had lived in stirring times, when
it rarely happened that both men and
women were not equally competent
with the rifle, and almost as well used to
all the fatigues and hardships of fron
The young man turned his footsteps
on this fateful evening in the direction
of State street; a willing pilgrimage
which he often made in the evening
after his day's task was finished. On
State street he took a car, rode south
ward some distance, and at last stopped
in front of a pleasant residence, to
which he was promptly admitted by a
young girl. The young man's face
flushed as he took her hand and shook
it respectfully. It was very plain that
he was in love, from the admiring
glances he bestowed upon her. It was
his first experience, too—usually a seri
ous matter —and Jessie Harmon was a
superb creature. Besides mere personal
beauty she possessed a sterling charac
ter and was a very sensible and prac
tical girL If momentou, issues hung
upon the events of this night for the
city, important ones a! so depended upon
this call in Stale street.
Aware of the fact that many suitors
thronged to the side of Miss Harmon,
Allan Penton had made a formal re
quest for her hand, and had called this
evening to learn how his proposition
had been received by the young lady
and her family. Finally, after futile
efforts had been made to alleviate the
suspense of the occasion by discussing
other topics, the young man inquired,
tremblingly, what had been decided in
regard to his proposal.
Jessie Harmon never looked prettier
than when she answered her admirer's
question. It was plain that she was
not suffering from the embarrassment
of such a serious affection as that of
the yonng inventor; for her manner
was gay and easy, whilst his betrayed
the anxiety and excitement of a debu
tant in the school of love. "Well,"
said the young lady, formally, very
much as some young graduates deliver
HE EMERGED FROM THE RUINS.
a class oration, "it is decided that I
may accept your offer when your in
vention is a success."
The lump in the young man's throat
disappeared, and he said, bravely:
"Then I shall consider you safely mine;
for although it has taken me years to
make my model, I am now at the point
of perfecting it, and you will not have
long to wait for your fate. May my ef
forts be crowned with success!" So
saying the young man rose, and bid
ding his prospective fiancee adieu,
stepped out into the night.
During the time that Allan Penton
had been engaged with his all-absorb
ing mission a little spark had been kin
dled which already gave evidence of
the demoniacal fury of the power
which it had created. De Koven street
was wrapped in flames which seemed
to spread with the rapidity of a forest
fire, hurried on by the wind, which
drove it impetuously forward, first on
one side and then on the other. The
young man hastened his steps in the
direction of the conflagration. The
fire engines were already busy, and a
general alarm had been sent out; but
the fire, which had been started in a
a barn at the rear of a small house in
De Koven street, had in this brief space
of time attacked the entire block. The
young inventor was soon busy, with
others who had flocked to.the scene, en
deavoring to stem the fiery tide of the
onward-rolling flames. Shrieks and
cries for assistance resounded on every
side. Men, women and children, in all
degrees of deshabille, were huddled in
disconsolate groups in the streets.
Panic shone from the eyes of these ter
rified outcasts forlornly watching the
firemen and police in their struggle
with the remorseless flames.
"Help!" "Help!" that pitiful cry of
beleaguered victims, came from a hun
dred lips at once. Twice already had
Allan I'enton responded to that be
seeching- call and fought his way
through flame and smolce with a quiv
ering bit of rescued humanity in his
arms. Again he heard it and again in
response dashed up a stairway from
which wreaths of flanje darted like the
tongue of serpents. This time he was
gone longer than on the previous occa
sions, and it was feared by the trem
bling watchers that he would never
reappear. A glad shout rose to their
lips when he emerged from the srnok
iug ruins, bearing in his arms the limp
figure of a young girl. He had scarcely
laid her down at a safe distance from
Jhe facing febria, when, overcome by
TVTTTI/F/R, I?-A-., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 1893.
nis exertions, the young man fell ex
hausted beside her in "the street Ef
forts to revive him proving fruitless,
he was taken to the hospital in one of
the ambulances which were busy carry
ing off the victims of the holocaust
The remainder of the history of that
night's fire is told In the loss of over
two hundred lives and many thousand
homes. To the rest of its horrors the
young inventor was for the time ob
livioua When, sometime during the
next day, he became conscious, it was
to see a devastation unparalleled before
in the history of the country. It was
to find himself, like thousands of his
fellow-citizens, a ruined man, and his
happy prospects of the day before
blasted. His machine, the dream of
his ambition, the key to his happiness,
had been consumed by the all-devour
inff monster of flame which had devas
tated the possessions of rich and poor
On a heap of ashes which marked the
spot formerly occupied by the house in
which he had lived, he sat down and
wept like a child. The newspapers
had already told him the course which
the fire had taken, and he knew that
Jessie Harmon had not suffered from
tha effects of the conflagration.
Fortunately we are not permitted to
6ee far ahead of us in this world, and
he, sitting by the ashes of his hopes,
was spared the knowledge of all the
misery, ingratitude and neglect that
he was doomed to suffer. Wrecked
pli3 r sically and financially, he was
unable to battle along with the daunt
less spirit others showed who had only
their possessions taken from them.
From the day ol the tire he was a
changed person. The doctors decided
that the nervous shock incident to his
experience at the fire and the loss of
his invention, over which he had toiled
so many years, had caused a sort of
paralysis which might possibly be
cured by time. People who had known
him as the strong, hopeful and ener
getic young inventor, now regarded
him with ill-concealed disdain and sus
picion. Like a hopeless wreck •he
drifted aimlessly along, apparently in
capable of an effort to regain his
former energy and hope.
It was little wonder that this change
in him should lead Miss Harmon, who
was a practical young- woman, to dis
courage liis attentions, and ultimately
to marry some one else. J Drifting along
with the tide of "down-at-the-heel"
humanity, Allan Penton was soon for
gotten, even by his old acquaintances.
His time was spent idling by the lake
shore, and around the busy scenes of
rehabilitation where the trowel and
the derrick were eternally busy, and
where he managed by transient labor
to earn sufficient to secure him the
small amount upon which he seemed
satisfied to exist
Once, when he heard that the demand
for labor was brisk there, he went out
to the stockyards and requested em
ployment; but his blank looks and lack
of spirit brought him only a refusal.
Almost two years went by in this way;
and no one thought that Allan Penton
would ever bestir himself again in this
world of activity and aggressiveness.
On a certain evening when he was do
ing some trifling work in one of the new
buildings which were going up with
such marvelous rapidity throughout the
" burnt district," an accident happened
to the young man. Some falling debris
struck him, felling him to the ground,
a'. ', he was once more taken to the hos
pital. His wound was a serious one,
and his life despaired of; but, unex
pectedly, after a long period of col
lapse he rallied, rapidly regained his
strength, and once more stood up to
face the world. Those who saw him
beheld something akin to what the
watchers at Bethesda were wont to see
when the angel had troubled the pool;
for the Allan Penton who stepped forth
from the hospital was, strange to say.
again the sanguine, ambitious self of
former days. Something had been
lifted away, certainly, for his eyes were
bright and clear with hope, and the old
light of mastery kindled within them.
What had effected the change no one
knew or cared. He felt the fire of new
life burning in his veins and again
heard ambition whispering her fairy
tales in his ear. Events move rapidly
towards the central point of this short
life drama. Surprises, like misfortunes,
seldom come singly. Allan Penton no
sooner felt the new life quickened in
him than an incident occurred which it
seemed that destiny must have with
held until the proper moment
In making his way down Wabash
avenue through the busy crowd which
throngs its sidewalks during the shop
ping hours, revolving in his mind plans
for the future, his attention was sud
denly attracted by a woman's cry.
Looking up, he saw alighting from a
cairiage a stylishly dressed yo-.'rfig
woman. Several of the bystanders
stared at Penton, who was evidently
the cause of the young lady's excited
behavior, and who stood as if rooted to
the spot. What the matter was did not
seem at all evident, and must have been
subsequently inexplicable to those who
were watching the proceedings. The
bewildered young man saw an exceed
ingly charming young lady drag an
elderly gentleman from the carriage
and towards himself. But it took him
only a few moments to solve the mys
tery, and the trio were soon smiling
and chatting, to the surprise of the on
At a suggestion froia elderly gen
tleman Penton entered tl>« carriage,
and they drove off together, to uv>id
the attention they had attracted. Th*
young lady's conduct was very
explained. She was the person who
had been the unconscious cause of all
the young inventor's misfortunes—the
brand which he had plucked from the
burning in De Koven street. Judging
from the way in which her soft brown
eyes were fixed upon the handsome
features of the young man, she was not
unlikely to cause him yet more trouble.
During the drive, Penton learned that
the young lady, in saving whom he had
almost lost his own life, was the daugh-
BOOTED TO THE BPOT.
ter of one of Chicago's most prominent
citizens, a Mr. Cayler. After the
young man had given a brief account of
his own history, an offer of assistance
was promptly made him by tha
"If you can secure me some position
which will provide one a living, and
leave the rest to me, I shall not remain
poor long; for my spare moments will
be devoted to perfecting my invention,
which had already been indorsed by
practical men before it was destroyed,"
replied the self-reliant younp inventor.
The young lady, who was a quiet
listener to the conversation, could not
refrain from casting an admiring glance
at the speaker, who disdained any
recompense, even for his losses, which
ho might have legitimately accepted
without any qualms. She said nothing,
howjsjvy, for currents of women'l
thoughts often run in deep and un
One may almost close the interesting
chapters of a man's life with the ter
mination of Ris misfortunes and stran
gles. From the day he left the hospital
Allan Penton's star was in the ascend
ant. He obtained through Mr. Caylef
a lucrative and easy position, which
left him leisure to work rapidly upon
his invention, and in due course it wai
perfected, patented and put npon the
A company was formed to manufac
ture it, for which Mr. Cavler, mainly,
furnished the capital. One of the great
Trunk railway lines, which had tested
the invention before the formation of
the company, gave an order sufficient
to keep the factory going for montha,
and their example was promptly fol
lowed by others, until three-fourths of
the English and American railway sys
tems had adopted it. Every one almost
knows the story of the great patent to
day, and many have been enriched by
It; whilst the traveling public have to
thank its inventor for the additional
safety they enjoy owing to its intro
The poor, aimless vagrant of a few
years ago is president of a compauy
worth many millions of dollars, with
sumptuous offices in one of the great
sky-scrapers which are Chicago's espe
cial pride and glory. He has not
rested on the laurels won by his great
invention, but has patented many more
devices of a similarly useful character,
and his name has become world famous.
After his success was assured he built
a handsome residence on Michigan ave
nue; and having sought and won the
heart of Lucille Cayler, whom he had
already linked to himself so strongiy
by his heroic deed of the fatal October
night, there was a grand wedding one
day which made quite a stir in the so
cial atmosphere of the Lake Shore drive.
Engrossed as Allan Penton is in in
numerable schemes of personal and
public interest, in the great lake city,
his handsome home is nevertheless a
scene of busy hospitality; and the gra
cious woman who presides over it looks
as young and lovely as she did before
the night when, in wild terror, she fell
into the arms of the husband she will
always consider in the light of a hero.
Among the guests selected on account
of their social prominence to meet the
royal visitors from Europe, recently,
were the famous inventor and his wife,
whose lives are as fuU of usefulness as
of the pleasures that accrue therefrom.
They are a typical example of the class
who, sharing the misfortunes ol the
city, have in later days grown with its
prosperity to affluence and renown.
Sometimes, as Allan Penton's car
riage rolls by, a tired-looking woman,
who seems dissatisfied with her lot, and
has to work hard to help along a shift
less husband, looks out of a window on
State street, and sends her memory
back nearly a quarter of a century, to
the time when she dropped the ac
quaintance of a j-oung man because he
had lost his grip for a little while; but
no one knows what she feels, or how
she envies the other one who stepped
into her place. But, then, who could
have foretold the success that was in
store for an unknown inventor? —Leslie
Kane, in Demorest's Magazine.
DECEIVED BY HIS CAUTION.
A Counterfeit Package MUtakrn by IU
Owner for One That Contalae4 Money.
I arrived here just before the first
bank suspension, says a Denver cor
respondent of the St Louis Globe-Dem
ocrat, and one of the first calls I made
was on a merchant whose nervousness
made it painful to do business with
him, no matter how large a bill could
be sold to him. On this particular oc
casion he seemed afflicted with an ex
cessively severe attack of his chronic
complaint, and he told me he was too
much worried about finance to talk
about giving orders.
After awhile he became communica
tive and told me he had succeeded in
withdrawing from the bank that day
rather over four thousand dollars,
which he had put away In a strong box
in an actually burglar-proof vault, into
which thieves could not possibly break
through and steal. He proceeded to
tell me in addition that he had made
up a dummy package representing,
and Indeed counterfeiting, the pack
age of currency, which he had careful
ly labeled with the actual contents of
the valuable roll. The dummy pack
age, he explained, was in £he back of
his ordinary cash drawer, which he
showed me. His explanation of this
peculiar precaution was that as he had
been seen by several people who had
helped start the run on the bank he
was afraid his place might be burglar
ized, and that if it was the dummy
package would undoubtedly be taken
without being opened aud examined,
and the thief would hurry away with
out searching for further booty.
1 smoked a good cigar with the mer
chant and tried to convince him that
his bank was all right and that he had
taken a great deal of unnecessary
trouble. Late in the same day, how
ever, the bank had to suspend, and
when I saw my customer the next day
he chuckled over the success of his
precautionary measures. When I got
him down to talking business he sud
denly remembered he owed our house
a few hundred dollars, and said if I
would wait he would go to the vault
and get the money. He came back in
about ten minutes looking as though
lightning had struck him. He carried in
his hand what I presumed was his roll
of bills, and whsn he threw it on the
counter ana rushed headlong to his
cash drawer I began to doubt his san
ity. But in a minute his peace of mind
was restored and the explanation was
obvious. He had made up the real and
dummy packages so much alike tfiat he
had deceived himself and had placed a
roll of brown paper In the vault, while
the package containing over four thou
sand dollars had been lying loose in
his cash drawer without any protec
tion against fire or thieves. His re
marks on his own blunder were abus
ive in the extreme.
A LOCOMOTIVE EXPERIENCE.
How ■ Rejected Flyer Tnriod Up M a
Strange things happen when men
make up their minds that they can't
It is now over twenty years, says a
writer in the Locomotive Engineering,
since Superintendent Healy, of the
Rhode Island locomotive works, built
a passenger engine for the Old Colony.
This engine had seventeen and one
half by twenty-two inch cylinders,
with a five-foot wheel, and the only
Innovation on the standard ongines of
the day was the trial of two and one
quarter inch tubes instead of two inch,
there being about one hundred and
sixty of them. Before the engine ever
made a turn the general superinten
dent heard of the big flues and openly
announced that the engine would
never make the time with the Fall
River boat train for which it was built
The master mechanic admitted that he
didn't believe it would ever 6tcam, and
one by one the engineers shook their
heads and allowed that it couldn't
make it—because it couldn't. Then
the firemen announced that tio man
could keep it hot, and no one ought to
expect that it could be done. The en
gine was doubted from the start
Everybody said it couldn't make the
run—and it didn't. It went ou the
road and was a failure from the start,
and after eighteen months' service it
was rebuilt. The general superinten
dent paid the Rhode Island locomotive
works SI,OOO extra for a new boiler (re
turning the old one) like the old one
except that it had two-inch tubes.
He said he knew that the new boiler
would steam and the engine make the
time. The master mechanic said he
knew so, too, and the engineers and
firemen agreed with them that now it
waa all right.
It was all right, steamed well and
made the time —because everybody
said it could and would.
Some months afterward John Thomp
son, general maatar mechanic of the
Eastern raiiway. wanted a seventeen
inch passenger engine, and wanted it
as cheap as poasibie. He was induced
to take the boiler discarded by the Old
Colony (after being thoroughly re
paired). None of the engineers knew
the engine had an old boiler or flues
I larger than the ordinary. Mr. Thomp
son said she was a fine engine and
would just play with their fastest and
heaviest express. The men all counted
on her as a good steamer, and a good
steamer she was. This engine never
lacked for steam, did her work well
and as economically as the best engine
on the road, and is in the service yet—
j running in sight of the scene of her
( former failure.
Wasps have become so much of a
; pest in England this year as to be a
national nuisance. They swarm in
; houses and in bed-charnbers, they rob
orchards more effectively than a whole
school of boys, and they destroy the
finest peaches on the wall and the
juiciest plums in the garden. "If you
pick up a ripe pear under your favorite
tree,'' says a London journal, "the
chances are that half a dozen of these
hot-tempered thieves will sally out of
it, and you may hold yourself lucky if
you do not get well stung."
NAMES ARE NOT KNOWN.
A BASEBALL player in Independence,
Kan., can throw a ball 290 feet.
HICCOUGHS too freely indulged in
proved the death of an old man in
AN industrious little colored boy in
Atlanta, Ga., aged seven years, was
lately induced to set fire to a house for
a reward of five cents.
A MONKEY that died in Butte City,
Mont., was such a pet that his owner
induced an irreverent wretch to
preach a sermon over the animal's re
Two YOUNG men were injured
similarly in Brooklyn a few days ago
by accidentally falling from windows
about the same hour, in the same
street and within a block of each other.
Both were picked up unconscious and
removed to the same hospital.
AN east side New York junk dealer
purchased at a farm sale on Long
Island the other day a fine old crown
topped bronze bell. It bears a cross,
the pious initials "I. H. 5.," the date
1779, and this inscription in Spanish:
"Conmi boz. Alabo a Dios." It looks
like a relic with a history, and it may
have been the bell of a wrecked Span
A THR££-LI6GED chicken attracts
many visitors to the farm of John
Owens, in Bucora, Wash.
A SHINGLE was removed last October
from the roof of the Congregational
church at Farmington, Conn., where it
had been since 1771.
A DUCK in Calloway county, Mo., has
Initiated a new fashion in the line of
eggs. All of the eggs it has laid this
month have had shells that are perfect
A GOVERNMENT check for one cent,
given during the war to correct an
error, is still in the possession of a
New York man. It could be cashed
at any time if the owner so desired.
A WHALE of the hump-back species,
that is believed to have been struck by
some passing vessel, was washed
ashore at Long Beach, Wash., one day
lately. The whale measured nearly
fifty-two feet in length.
Tnr. "rocking stone," in Sullivan
county, N. Y., weighs forty tons, and
is so evenly balanced on a table of
rock that it can be easily set in mo
tion by the pressure of a finger, yet so
solidly laid the combined strength ol
one hundred men without artificial ap
pliances could not displace it
NEW AND NOVEL.
A NEW thing in the surgical world is
a curious brass button recently de
signed by a surgeon for the purpose of
joining together two ends of an in
testine that has been cut.
AN English watchmaker exhibits an
engine of one hundred and twenty-two
distinct pieces (not including thirWT
three bolts and screws) which could
be hidden in a lady's thimble.
THE spinning of wood pulp iuto yarn
is the invention of a Hungarian. It is
stated that fabric may be woven from
this material which equals the best
cotton goods in the principal features.
AN auger \hat bores a square hole
consists of a screw auger in a square
tube, the corners of wnich are sharp
ened from within. As the auger ad
vances, pressure on the tube cuts
square the round hole.
A WATCH in the form of a shirt stud
has been made by an English artisan.
Its dial is three-sixteenths of an inch
in diameter and is to be worn with
two other studs. By turning the upper
stud you wind the watch, while by
turning the lower one the hands are
"Do you call your wife your better
half, Mr. Henpeck?" "Better half?
H'm! My friend, she is more than
three-quarters."—N. Y. Press.
IT very frequently happens that a
man gets on a bust aud loses his bal
ance; but just now it is the bank that
gets on a bust and the man loses his
balance. —Boston Post.
A SUMMEH hotel youngster was talk
ing with a lady on the piazza, and her
father appearing the lady said face
tiously: "Who is that gentleman?"
"That's not a gentleman," replied the
youngster, "that's papa."—Boston
DOWSER—"There goes Jud&e Wurd
leigli. In addition to his being a fine
jurist he has the reputation of
being a master of the English lan
guage." Bowser —"That may be, but
I don't like his sentences; they're too
long; it took me six months to get to
the end of one of them." —Vonkcrs
A LITTLE SCIENCE.
A QUARTER of each generation is
■aid to die before reaching the age of
WHENEVER there is friction there is
heat Hammering a nail rod until it
Is red hot or forging a nail without
fire are feats of the blacksmith.
A SCIENTIST who has been listening
to the voice of the house ttv through
the microphone says it sounds very
much like the neighing of a horse.
A FROG cannot breathe with its mouth
open. Its breathing apparatus is so
arranged that when its mouth is open
its nostrils are closed. To suffocate a
frog it is necessary only to prop its
jaws so that they cannot shut
A HUNGRY man never calls tor cake.
What he is bread.
POLISHING a rascal's head never uaakct
his heart any whiter.
A FOOL can ask questions, but only
the wise can apswer them.
WHEN truth flghta it is always under
a flair that means something.
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THE FENCED GARDEN.
How It Can l>e Calllv:itf4 With K.l s; ami
The ideal eoudlth n. no doubt. '■• to
have the garden utifcneid, permit ng
approach from all si.i• c. i i h ami
cultivator to assist in the eultivat'.'»n of
the growhit, crops and in s..bdui.;;r
of weeds. Hut a fenced garden is some
times made imperative by cireutu*tan-.-es
over which the owner has no control,
the "circumstances" being in the nature
of his neighbors' cow. p' -s. f-.wis or
other animals that ar. liable on occa
sions to be al large, t>. t'. • injury o; trar
dens and other eultiv ,t> d places. The
owner's own anini Is, even when excel
lent care is taken, may sometimes
escape from their allotted limits, and in
an hour nearly ruin a garden It is for
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such reasons that some people feel
obliged to fence in their gardens, and
deprive themselves, and the gardens
also, of the great advantage of the full
and frequent use of the cultivator. A
plan is given herewith by which a
fenced garden may be cultivated with a
good deal of ease and thoroughness.
The ground used should, if possible, be
much longer than wide, with every
thing planted in rows, and the rows
running lengthwise. The end fences
are'made up entirely of gates, as shown
in the diagram. These being set wide
open, and the rows having been
arranged so that a row occurs in exact
line with each fence post at the ends,
opportunity i> afforded to cultivat •
every row in the garden, and that, too,
completely to the ends, with no turn
ing of the horse within the limitaof the
garden, the advantages of which are
too apparent to need dwelling upon.
Webb D ninell, in American Gardening.
TIME FOR PRUNING.
Close Trimming Whoa the Tree In I>or
lUMUt Induces (i:o«t!».
The time to prune deciduous trees is
when the sup is down an J leaves oif the
tree. Plum-, are generally the first
ready and are followed by pears, Apri
cots, peaches and lastly apples.
Close pruning when the tree is dor
mant induces tree growth, ller.ee if a
'tree is feeble, or has not grown as could
be wished, it should be closely trimmed
in the winter season, always cutting
just above a healthy buiL A severe
shock to the tree, while the sap is flow
ing freely, causes the tree to throw out
fruit buds and spurs for the next sea
son, and pruning while the tree i i:i
blossom will cause that crop to set.
When tree growth is desired, prune
while the tree is dormant; but if fruit
is desired, prune either root or top while
the sap is flowing.
For plums, prunes and apricots, leave
all the small spurs growing along the
branches, no matter whether the tree is
young or old, for on them the bulk of.
the fruit is grown. Head in well from
the outside, which tends to develop
these spurs, aud also strengthens the
tree, and the fruit will grow where the
tree is best able to bear it. Apples,
peaches and pears are inclined to bear
nearer the tips, and young trees should
be well headed in during the win
ter season, both to give the tree
symmetry and strength, and also to in
duce a more vigorous wood growth, and
prevent a premature bearing of fruit, a
fault that fruit growers do not seem to
appreciate, but which is nevertheless,
a very serious one. —Farm and Home.
I'rnflt In Hnrtlett rears.
It is said with a great deal of empha
sis that dwarf Bartlett pears are the
most profitable crop of a permanent
character that can be grown. As much
as $750 have been realized from one
acre of these trees. It is also asserted
that they can be made to bear in this
manner year atter year, without fail
ure. Of course sueh an orchard must
have care, fertilization, cultivation,
just as any other crop should have. It
would be a miracle if s">o could be
taken from an acre of ground for sue
cessivc years without attention and
liberal feeding on the part of the
farmer. It is impossible to get some
thing for nothing, and all must learn
this fact aud act accordingly.—Col
man's Rural World.
Our Indebtedness to l'ompell.
The American Druggist says that we
are indebted to Pompeii for the great
industry of canned fruit- Years ago,
when the excavations were just begin
ning, a party of Cincinnatian» found in
what had been the pantry of the house
many jars of preserved figs. One was
opened and they w ere found to be fresh
and good. Investigation showed that
the iigs had been put into jars in a
heated state, an aperture left for the
steam to escape and then sealed w ill,
wax. The hint was taken,- and the
next year fruit canning was introduced
into the United States, the process be
ing identical with that in vogue ir
Pompeii twenty centuries ago.
Spinacu and kale should be covereu
with a light mulch when the grounc
freezes in our northern clim?.te.
Wouldst Ue Content ?
Conceal all thou canst of things unsightly.
Compare thy own lot with those who havf
Thlok of thyself seldom, and lightly;
Live that thy life some others may bless.
Margaret May, In N. Y. Observer.
Kftch has Ills angel guardian- Mine, I know.
Looks on me from that pictured face He
How clear, between those seeming cloud* of
The heavenly brow I It Is the morning glow
Of Innocence, ere yet the heart let go
The leadfcig strings of Heaven Upon tlia
No shadow: like the restful noonday skies
They sanctify the teeming world below
Why bows my soul before It? None but tliou,
O tender child, hast known the ilf< 1 estranged
From thee and all that made thy days <-f joy
The measure of my own. Heboid mr now.
The man that begs the blessing of the !>•>}
His very self—but from himself bow cha-.igi- II
—John U Tabb, In Youth's Companion
A Song of a Heart.
Dear heart—l lovn you I all the day I v. oni'.ei
If skies are rich with blue.
Or IM-ndlng black with temjiest and with ihutt
Dear heart, dear heart, o'er you'
Dear heart—l love j»u! when pole stars »re
<Sad stars to me, and few!;
Irwonder if God's lovelier lights are »;re*ta
Dear heart, dear boart. o'er you'
l)«ar heart—lf life had duly one bright H> »
One rose to meet the dew—
I'd kt»s it, climbing to your restful bo-.on.
And wear its thorns for you:
MO '4 1
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THE MAKING OF ROADS.
Importance of Easy Uniiri It, Nut I'ndur
Mr. F. A. Dr.nham, who was the en
pitu-cr in charge of road improvements
in I n ion county', N. J., and other popu
lar suburbs of New York, the results of
which have lx\n in a high degree sat
isfactory. in a communication to Good
K- i-i> gives his general plan of opera
All the roads were carefully located
and mapped, aad accurate levels were
taken and pivtiles made for establish
ing the grades, particular care being
taken with this part of the work, as it
was considered of the greatest im
portance. Oa the earlier roads some
quite heavy earthwork was done both
in excavation and embankment in order
to reduce steep grades as much as pos
sible. (in later work, however, it was
considered advisable to reduce the eost
of the earthwork, and in order to do
this grade- were established which
necessarily followed more nearly the
general surface of the old roads. Satli
cient grading was always done, how
ever, to secure adequate inclination for
The benefits to be secured by expend
ing even a moderate amount of money
in improving the grade of roads about
to be paved are not appreciate 1 as they
should be. Hills and hollows which
might have been improved at a very
slight expense are often left in the ro:.d
to bo a continual detriment to its use
fulness. 11 should be remembered that
it is not expected nor desired to make a
level road, but that often only a small
amount of earth need be taken from
fche top of a hill and added to the hol
low at its fc >t to convert a bad, hilly
road into a good tine with easy grades.
We should also bear in mind that this
expense of grading, onee incurred, is
forever done with, while if the need of
grading should be realized after the
completion- of the pavement all Ihe
work done upon the latter would have
to be sacrificed.
Sometimes the road is too level, al
lowing the water to s ittle at slight de
pressions and saturate the subgrade.
It is then imperative to cut or Jill, or
both, as may be found most expedient,
in order to give a sufficient fall in the
gutters to carry the water to the near
est stream. Undcrdrains are also re
quired in such places to relieve the
subsoil of water. This matter of secur
ing a dry foundation for the pave
ment is really the most imp rt;.r>-.
end to be gained by grading, as the
pavement ma3 T be constructed and
permanently maintained on grades of
very inconvenient steepness, bnt if the
drainage is neglected the existence of
the pavement itself is imperiled.
The total depth of pavement was
generally twelve inches. (>n some of
the roads the telford foundation was
not laid under the entire width of the
pavement, but a strip two feet wide on
each side consisted of macadam stone
only. Undcrdrains were laid wherever
required to relieve the subgrade of
water and to fit it for rolling and con
The telford foundation consisted of
truj) rock on most of the roads, a hard
granulite or similar stone being used
on the others. The stones were of the
general wedge shape shown in the il
lustration, set on their bases and
placed side by side with their longest
dimensions transverse to the line of the
The stones were at least eight inches
deep, the base being from eight to
twelve inches in length and not less
than four inches in width. After a
sufficient length of this foundation had
been laid all projecting points of stone
were broken off with hammers, and
smaller stones, spalls and chips were
wedged and hammered into every open
ing until the whole was made a rigid
mass of stone. Thus process of knap
ping was continued until all points
above grade were broken off, the low
places filled with stone, and the telford
presented a sufficiently even surface at
the proper grade.
The foundation was then rolled thor
oughly, the roller used weighing at
least live tons. In the construction of
the latter roads a thin layer of clay
was spread over the telford previous to
tbe rolling to prevent the screenings
(which were to be applied later) from
sifting through the foundation, and
also to form a cushion for the macadam
Uoo<l Koacls un«l Sociability.
Good roads add tp the attraction of
country home life; they facilitate traf
fic; they make it easier to get to mar
ket, to church, to school and to the
polls. Tourists are attracted by them.
There is neither wisdom, patriotism
nor economy in trying to get along
without them. —Kcv. .1. K. liankin, I).
I).. LL.D., Howard University, Wash
ington, in Memorial to Congress on
Hoad Exhibit at World's Columbian
Draw inj! Capacity of a Horse.
On the worst kind of earth road a
horse can draw about four times as
much as he can <arry on his back. On
a good macadamized road he can pull
ten times a • much; on a plank ro:id
twenty-live hues as much, and on
metal li i. .. 'y-eight times as much.
Price • f I'll rilling I anils.
The value of farming lands In this
country is greatest in New Jersey. In
1888 it averaged: New Jersey,
Massachusetts. SSO: Ohio, i 10; New-
York, (14; Vermont, *3O; Maryland,
?:?•!, Wisconsin. $23, and in some west
ern states less than $o per acre.
In China and Japan watermelons are
served as a .sort of frozen ice and form
an exceedingly dainty dish. 1 ake a
large, sweet, ripe melon, cut it in half,
and with a spoon scoop out the entire
center, of course removing the seeds.
Put the watermelon into a chopping
tray and chop it rather fine. Add one
cup of powdered sugar, and if you use
wine a tablcspoonful of sherry Turn
this into an ice cream freezer. Pack
the freezer, turn the crank for about
five minutes until the watermelon is
Icy cold and in the condition of soft
snow. Serve in glasses.
Chinese Sm rctl Drums.
Every Chinese temple is proviiVcd
with one or more sacred drujn •. the
sound of which is supposed to soothe
and keep quiet the great dragon that
upholds the earth. Whenever tli >re is
a moment in which all of these drums
are silent the dragon begins to move
uneasily and there is an earthquake.
The first tremor is, therefore, instantly
followed by a universal drumming
such as is never heard in t hina on any
other occasion, and the pandemonium
continues until the dragon b> eomei
Ik a woman is ever merciless it L»
when she gets a mouse in a trap.
TIIEIIE is such a thing as trying tc
live on blessings nnd starving todcatli.
PEOPLE who blow their own horn;
seldom furnish good music for otliei
1 folks. Born.