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Jennie E. Zimmerman.
Domestics of all kinds
You are cordially invited to call and in
spect our stock.
JENNIE E. ZIMMERMAN,
(■Successor to Ritter& Ralston.)
N. B.—Hot cofilee and lunch served free to all our customers
every Saturday during the Winter Season. Commencing Saturday,
Nov. 4th. J. E. Z.
DON'T YOU THINK
You had better be getting your
The boys and girls are now going to school. The cold, wet
weather is here, and they must have boots and shoes that will posi
tively keep their feet dry and warm.
SHODDY GOODS WON'T DO IT,
No one can afford to have cold, wet feet. It costs too much to
settle THE DOCTOR'S BILL. It's penny wise and pound foolish.
keeps the kind at Footwear you are looking for, both in quality and price, and wh: t he
tell*, TO: can rely on is right.
READ A FEW PRICES:
Men'« Kip BooU, tap sole box-t 13.00 and (3 «
Men's Kip BooU. sole leather counter 250 aid 2.7 c
lien's Heavy Boots, prim* 1.40 and 2.00
Men's Oeary Shoes 70 and 1.89
Men's Fine Shoe*, Con'g. and Bals 95 and 1.00
Boyi' Extra Prime Kip Boots 1.75 and 2.00
Boys' Extra Heavy BooU 1.25 and 1.50
Boys' Heavy Shoes 75 and 1.00
Boys' Fine Shoes, button and lace 1.00 and 1.25
Boys' Extra High Out Tap Sole Shoes 1.75 and 2.00
Women's Fine Shoes, button 85c, I.o* and 1.25
Women's Extra Oil Gran Butum Shoes 1.00 and 1.20
Women's Extra Oil Grain Lace Shoes 1.00 and 1.25
Women's Veal Kip Lace Shoes 75 and 1.00
Women's Kip Shoes, nnlined SI.OO, 1.25 and 1.54
Misses' Good Heavy Shoes 75 and 1.00
Misses Fine I Kid Button 7i
Misees Fine Dongols Button, Pat. Kip 1 60
Women's and Misses' Kip and Calf Shoes a specialty.
Women's Warm Flannel Lined Shoes 76 and 100
Women's Warm Flannel Lined Slippers £0
WE LEAD IN RUBBER GOODS!
Men's First Quality Rubber BooU 2.40
Boys' Rubber BooU 1.75 and 200
Ladies' Rubbers 25
Ladies, Fine Gossamer Rubbers "5 and 4n
Children's and Misses' Robbers .'. 25 and 3"
Men's and Women's Piccadilla Robbers for Narrow toe shoes
Men's Hip and Knee BooU, all styles, in Alaskas and Buckle Arctics
Men's Felt BooU and Rubbers 2/0
Boys' Felt Boots and Rubbers I.Bs
I haven't had time to count the uumber of pairs I have iu all these goods, but I will ;
say I have .wice as many as any other house in Kutler, and better goods and lower prices.
We don't carry oar stock in the newspaper. Come and see us.
B. C. HUSELTON.
No. 102 North Main Street • Butler, Pa.
- OF FINE- —
A flock superior to anything we have previously shown, ar.d at prices that will
Bterest shrewd buyers.
Nothiug prettier for vonr Parlor than one of these Chairs. A fine
assortment to select from.
Exclusive Styles in these goods, and the prices will please yon
In Brass, Dresden China and Glass. One of these *>ll improve
the appearance of any Parlor.
In all the fine wares, such as Royal Worcester, Tepletz, Doleton
Royal Dresden, Royal Bonn, Ac., Ac.
Nothing more kenutifnl for a Presenlthan a piece of Ihis ware,
Decorated Dinner Sets.
Muny New Patterns and a largo assortment at Popular Prices!
Brass and Iron Beds.
When you want to improve the appearance of yonr Bed-room boy
one of these Beds.
BED ROOM SUITS, BOOK CASES, CURTAIN POLES,
PARLOIt SUITS, WINDOW SHADES,
BIDE BOAIiDS, CERTAIN" STOVES AND TINWARE.
Butler, - Penn'a.
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SIRS. OLIVER CHERP.IER,
■ Milonc. N. V. ■
| On Crutches 10 Years! |
■ EATING SORES THAT M
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3 had Diworder called by differentSgg
■Sr.ames bvthr- ral P? • ;< aus w ho attended me.M
95but which lh<- al.ill of them ail. It at-Mi mr
mr face, EAT I.NO A WA.YiH
Mil! I FLEMIL and leaving a per»:Ken«
gggalao broke out on my limb a* a FEVERs
■HOKE. For monthf I was confined toB
= ray bed and have been unable to watlfc ==
2 without erutrhe« for over ten yearn. _
H Last Fall I purchased three botuea of P|
B DANA'S «
| SARSAPARILLA |
Sof DaTii Bm*. it helned me from the flrat. =
fi I took it faiihfuiiy, «nu I can now attend to=&
Bmy Mount-hold duties and walk as well|
lam furethstun* ease i<a« near a miracle a«a
HBanything that liappens at the present day. mm
SB I am very iincerely yours, 2
WB Maloue. N. Y. MRS. OLIVER CHEERIER. S
fifi GENTLE*EN :-Wf endow testimonial of Mrs.™
HSCherrier, which U a Ktron* etxk»rwm*rit of
IS valuable compound. We believe her statement to||
■ IK true In every respect.
We are very respectfu. y yourt, a
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C. M. /.IMMtft MAN.
PUVSICIAK AKD KCKARON
cat .vj. M.iln street, over a
<> ■ injt Store. Butler. Pa.
Dr. N. U. HOOVER,
tii E. '.Vajne rfi.. o.Tioe hours, 10 12 XI. an.;
SAMUEL M. aiPPUS.
Physician arid Surgeon.
200 West Cunningham t>t.
PHYSICIAN AND BUHOKON,
New Troutmau Building, Puller, fa.
K. .V I.KAKK. M. i>. •!. K .MAN N, SI. t« j
Gynaecology un<l .Siif- tie, liar, No we anc.
DRS. LEAKE& MANN,
,i. J. DONALDSON, Dentist,
Ariiu ial Teeth inserted cii the latest lUJ
iir..vitl plan. uoM filling a specialty. Ortiee—
>v«r scaaul's > lolluua hujre.
V. iv'c ALPIN fc,
Is now 1 X'ftteJ la new aud decant rooms I ad
joining his. lorni'r. ones. All kinds ol cla.-p
pl.ites urnl inodei en noli worl:.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA
Gold Killing Extraction of Tceili
and Artificial Teetl: without Hates a speci .In
Nitrous Oxide or Vitalized Atr or Local
Olllce o-cr Millers Grocer) ea.;t of l.owry
Office closed ".Vein:* las iiid rau.-sd iys.
Attorney at Law, Office at No. 17, East,; Jeffe
rson St.. Kutler, Pa,
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent.' (jr
(Ice rear or 1.. Z. Mitchell's office ou north aide
of Diamond. Butler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Altorney-at-l.t-v. Office on second ,fl<or o
\nderson bulluiuK. near Court llouse. I'.utlet
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTOKNKY AT LAW.
office on second Door Jf the DIOCK
Ulainond, Butler, Pa.. Room No. 1.
S. H. PIERSOL,
ATTOENEY AT LAW.
Office at No. 104 West Diamond .St.
A. T. BLACK.
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Room F., Armory Bulldinif. Butler, Pa
COULTER & BAKER.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office in room 1'.., >nnory r.utldlnir Butler
H. IQ. WALKER,
v AtUirney-at-laiw Office "in Diamond Block
J. M. PAINTER.
Office—Between I'ostofllce and Diamond. Bu
A. T. SCOT T,
f)(flee at No. H. South Diamond. Butler. Pa.
A. M. CHRIST LEY,
second lloor, Andersosi B1 k, Main St.
near Court House. Butler, Pa.
Att'y at Law—Offi i- on South side of Maniocd
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
P.MGiN'EEK AM) St'RVEYfIH,
Omcl HKVK DHMO.NI>. lIITI.KK, Pi.
Funeral Directors and Enibalnrs
iam ond Blc cI , next door to
Post Office, Butler, l'a.,
prompt attention given
to orders, day or
(Copyright, 1893. by A. N. Kellogg NewspaperCo
THE TAMING OF A I .AND SHAHK.
I ha<l no aetl-itc plan as to how I
■was to accomplish my darling' wish of
going to Mr. Bostock. The landlord
was a clever sort of man who thor
oughly disliked the deacon, and, as he
had been quite friendly with my fa
ther, it occurred to me that I could
claim his hospitality for a little while,
till I could pet the means to pay him.
I found him alone, and briefly de
scribed what had happened. I thouffht
he would po into convulsions. His fat
sides shook with laughter.
"Well, now, that's glorious! The*
best thing I've heard for a year. Tried
to lick you, did he? Would you really
have knocked him down with the
"Indeed I should, if he'd come with
in reach of it."
"But did you really and truly call
him a canting old hypocrite?"
"Well, I'm poor enough; but I'd have
given five dollars to hear it. The man
heard the truth about himself for
once. You're welcomato stay here till
you can do better. Did the deacon say
anything about settling with you?"
"Settling? I don't understand."
"Don't you suppose he owes you
"Why—he's your guardian; or was.
Hasn't he ever said anything to you
about the state of your account, or
given you any money?"
"Never. What do you mean?"
"The old shark! He's trying to
swindle you, as he has some other
As soon as the landlord's indigna
tion had cooled, he gave me an ex
planation that surprised me. He said
that the mortgage on which my father's
fann was sold was small in amount,
and that the farm sold well. There
was a surplus, which had been paid in
to the hands of Deacon Ilalleck, as my
"Tom Brougli, the lawyer's clerk,
was here last night, talking about it.
He says that, with a liberal allow
ance for your board and for guardian's
fees, the deacon ought to have five
hundred dollars for you."
"Five hundred dollars!" I faltered.
"How am I to get it?"
"Ah—there is the trouble! I suppose
Tom Brough has no business to blab
the secrets of the office; but when he
has a glass In, he'll tell me anything,
lie says that Deacon Ilalleck has made
a great deal of money out of estates,
and defrauded many widows and or
phans, by large bills, delays and all
kinds of law-obstacles. He says that
is just what will happen to you. No
matter, Dorr; I'll stand by you. I'll
get some lawyer or other to take your
case, and you can stay with me till it's
I sat pondering on this revelation.
"It'll take time," I said.
"And perhaps the deacon might mako
it appear that he don't owe me any-,
"He's capable of swearing to any
thing; and you'll have to take your
chances with him. of course. But I'd
follow him up."
"He's rich and has position and in
fluence; I'm nobody; - ' I said, continu
ing to pile up the obstacles.
"You have friends, I tell you! Just
take my advice!"
"Thank you, Mart, I believe I'll try
another way first."
A sudden inspiration had seized me.
"I can't tell you; it's between tho
deacon and me; I'm going right back
to see him."
It was not more than an hour from
the time that I left the home of ray late
guardian when I entered it again.
There was a little den off the dining
room where deacon kept a desk, the
pigeon-holes of which were filled with
his notes, leases and mortgages. I
knew his habits, and relied upon find
ing him here at that hour. He looked up
from some accounts that he was poring
over, aud scowled as he saw me.
"What brings you back here?" he-dl
"I was in too great a hurry to leave,
just now. I've come back to have a
settlement with you."
He turned sharply, and faced me.
"What do you mean?"
"X want you to account to mo as my
late guardian. It's my belief that
there's as much as five hundred dollars
coming to me."
A contemptuous smile curled his thin
"You're getting along famously, in
deed! What other gossip have you
heard over at the tavern?"
"Will you settle with me?"
"Look here—you impertinent jacka
naDesl There is nothing to settle. The
"on, IJOBB, DON'T BETRAY ME!"
very small amount of money that
came to rne for you after the sale of
the farm has been more than consumed
by my charges for board, washing and
care. You owe ine money yousrelf."
"I shall put my claim in the hands
of a lawyer."
"Go ahead," he said, defiantly.
"Well, Deacon Ilalleck —that's tho
end of that business, for the present.
You'll hear from my lawyer in due
time. There's something else I want
to talk about."
He turned liis back upon me, and
busied himself again at his desk.
"Your bam was burned last Decem
He wheeled his chair sharply about.
"What of that?"
"i know who set it afire."
His defiant manner was gone; the
wrinkles of his face quivered and he
had hard work to return my steady
"Well—" and then came a pause.
"Who did it?"
"Y(nt did it"
lie jumped up, strode to and fro,
shoo 1 : his fist at me and poured out a
torr '<>f words.
"You r.i cally young liar! What do
you mean, coming here and insulting
, me. with such a ridiculous story? Do
HFTLER. PA., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER IG. 1803.
you suppose you can blackmail me—n,«
—in this way? I'll have you arrested
His wrath, and his fears, too, as his
face plainly showed, choked his words
I quietly took a chair.
"I'd advise you to take it cool, sir!
You'll remember we've done talking
about my claim; we are on another
subject now. I merely say to you that
I have the evidence that you burned
your own property to realize a large
insurance on it I shall go from here
to a magistrate and make complaint.
If you know of any reason why I should
not you had better state it."
lie sat down and stared hard at me.
lie tried hard to conceal his thoughts;
but I saw plainly that his mind was
halting between fear and bluster.
"Preposterous!" he muttered.
I said nothing.
"Who do you expect to believe this
"I refuse to discuss that. It will be
time to talk about that when my proofs
"What are your proofs?"
"You'll know in due time."
He hesitated, then said, with an ef
"You haven't any proof. I'll talk
with you no more about it."
I thought the game was lost, but I
resolved to play it to the end.
"Very well," I said. "You defy me
to make a criminal complaint against
you. I will do it at once."
I turned and walked out of the
house. A window was raised, and I
heard the deacon's voice calling me
I had triumphed!
When I was again alone with him he
locked the door.
"This is all very ahswsrt and foolish,"
he said. "Of course I never set fire to
my barn, and if you know anything
about it you know that I did not. But
1 don't court trouble. I haven't been
over my accounts with you; possibly I
do owe you something. Suppose I pay
you the five hundred dollars you claim,
will you tell me what evidence you
have that I burned the barn?"
"What will there be then to prevent
you from making your foolish com
"There will be nothing, Deacon nal
leck. Understand me. I know what
compounding a felony is, and I'm doing
nothing of the kind. I make no bar
gains. But you'll probably agree that
my evidence against you in a criminal
case would not be worth much if it
was shown that I had just been mak
ing an amicable settlement with you,
and that I had received from you the
fu". i amount claimed against you as
"You're a keen one," ho said. "Do
you mean to stay here?"
"No. lam going south very soon. I
may never return here."
He turned to his desk and wrote off
a receipt for five hundred dollars, in
full of all claims against him as
guardian. I signed it. From a drawer
of his desk he took a package of bills,
and counted out the amount. lie
watched me till I had counted it and
put it away.
"What was your proof?" he de
"Your own guilty conscience, Mr.
Ilalleck! I have heard it whispered
twenty times, since that night, that
you burned your property to get a high
rate of insurance. I have suspected
you, as well as others; but I knew no
more than they, which was just noth
ing. But as soon as I charged you
with it, conscious guilt looked out of
your face. You were made to be a
small rascal, deacon; you can't conceal
a crime. I predict that you'll betray
yourself after I have gone."
The anger with which he hearu the
beginning of my declaration changed
to abject terror as I went on. 4Jo
wejit, wrung his hands, almost grov
elled at my feet.
"O Dorr,don't betray me!" he whined.
'.'Think of my family, think of my
good name, think of my position in so
ciety and the church!"
I assured him that I would not men
tion the accusation, and left him in his
terror and misery.
The next morning' the village was
horrified to hear that Deacon llalleck
had committed suicide. He was found
hanging by the neck to the rafters in
the garret. Fear, 1 tSink, not con
science, had destroyed him.
A DISAPPOINTMENT—ANI> A WBLCOMS
Of course, there had to be a coroner's
inquiry, and I was called as a witness.
So long was this investigation that
May had com", before I was released.
The first week of June found me steam
ing down the Mississippi in one of the
great river palaces of that day.
Everything was new and wonderful
to me," and I thoroughly enjoyed tho
journey. The river craft, of all sizes,
shapes and means of locomotion; the
width and majesty of the downward
sweep of the vast flood, draining half a
continent; the verdure and luxuriance
of the southern spring, passing into
summer; the army of passengers, the
people, white and black, so different
from those to whom 1 had been accus
tomed; the sights and sounds of the
river by day and by night, and, as we
entered the cotton belt, the spectacle
of immense tracts of rich black loam
on the bottoms or the uplands, burst
ing into the "mimic snow of the cotton
field;" these were the things that kept
my mind in a kind of rapture all the
way. To the speedy meeting with my
benefactor I looked forward impa
tiently. Never, I believe, did man cast
his former life behind him more en
tirely than I had done.
I was ashore at Vicksburg- before the
steamer was fairly moored. It was
not the picturesque little city of to
day, but a scattered town of barely
four thousand inhabitants, straggling
along the river bottom and trying to
climb the heights. I arranged with
one of the dozens of loafing negroes to
carry my trunk, and, escaping from
the crowd of passengers, cotton-buyers,
and "roustabouts," that the dozen
steamers lying with their tall smoke
pipes along the river front had
brought here, I climbed well up the
bluffs and engaged quarters at a quiet
place kept by a one-eyed Frenchman,
who would talk without the slightest
txcuse or provocation.
After supper, as we sat out in front
and watched the twinkling lights on
the river, and heard the hoarse shouts
of the steamboat men to the negro
roustabouts, as they unloaded cargo or
"wooded up," I asked iny host if he
knew anything of Mr. Pierce Bostock,
a wealthy planter of the vicinity.
"Bosaytook, sair? I nevair hear ze
"I believe he does not live right here;
it is a few miles below."
"I cannot tell; I know him not."
A small shadow fell upon my exuber
ant spirits. I had uken it for granted
that everybody in Vicksburg knew of
the great and rich Mr. Bostock.
As we sat there, :ny host inquired of
several loungers, one after another, If
they knew the ( object of my search.
Not one had ever heard of him.
"I do not zay zere is not such man,"
said the Frenchman. "But I have been
here four year, and I have not hear ze
"Who was it?" a man asked, coming
in for a drink.
"A planter named Pierce Bostock."
He gulped down his brandy, wiped
his mouth with the back of his hand
and began to meditate.
"Boitoekt I declare I have heard the
name. I'm up and down the river all
the time, and things gits away from
my head in a week; but if I ain't clear
outen the channel a man with some
such name was mixed up in a fight
some time ago. Wasn't it so, Frenchy?"
"I tell you I know not ze name."
Rather dejected, I was about to re
tire, resolved to start out in the morn
fcg and make a systematic search for
information, when a communicative
old negro approached me. He had
heard my inquiries and told me that
" 'bout seben year ago, or mebbe
longer," he was "one of Bos
tock's boys." We remembered the
place well; he could tell me just where
to find it. I slipped a half dollar into
his hand and encouraged him to go on.
"Oh, J T O' can't miss em, young maus
sa! Great big house, 'bout three mile
back from de ribber; with great v'ran
der all round."
"But how far—and what road?"
"It's a right smart ways. I specs as
much as five or seventeen miles. Yo'go
up to de bluff road, an' yo' follow him
down right smart; den yo' branches off
at de Muddy Corners; after awhile yo'
turns to de right, an' den yo' axes de
tray/ O, yo'll find him."
Not much encouraged by this rather
cloudy direction, but glad to find
somebody who had some faith in the
existence of the object of my search. I
took a night's rest. The morning found
me early astir. I succeeded in hiring
a mule, being assured that there was
no other mode of carriage practicable,
and after breakfast I mounted and
pushed out on my quest.
The reader who has ever tried to
make his way over the roads of the
Bouth of thirty years ago, to say noth
ing of a later day, and to gain infor
mation as he progressed about dis
tances and localities, will not be sur*
prised to learn that I consumed the
whole of that long June day in finding
the plantation of my search. Doubts,
Ignorance, and very little positive in
formation, were surprisingly mingled.
Had not the patience of my mule been
matched by my own, I think I should
have turned back in despair before
meridian. Whether white or black
were inquired of, the general uncer
tainty was the same. Some had heard
of Mr. Bostock; some had not. Of
those who had heard of him, some
thought he had been killed some way;
they could not tell how. Others
thought he had moved away some
where, they knew not where. Still
sthers there were who were sure that
Mr. Bostock still lived on the big plan
tation, but whether it was five miles
away or fifty, they had not least idea
I can only guess how far I traveled
that day, advancing, retreating and
prospecting —I should presume about
forty miles. And I should say that the
"great big house, about three miles
back from the river, with a veranda
all round," where I halted at sunset,
was about half that distance from
A negro came running down the
lane to me. "Maussa say yo' come
right up," was his salutation.
I dismounted and he took my mule.
I walked up the lawn. A fine-looking,
middle-aged planter, portly and pleas
ant, rose from a group of ladies sitting
on the veranda, and advanced with
"Good evening, sir—good evening.
Come right in. Ilavo you come far?"
"Well, well; you're tired and hungry.
Miranda, my dear, go tell Cassy to
make some corn-pone and fry some
chicken for the gentleman. Sit down
here, sir; or you'd like to freshen up
after your hot ride. 'Randy, tell some
of the women to fix up a chamber for
the gentleman. What news, sir?—and
where are you from?"
The easy cordiality of the man,
mingled with a decided inquisitive
ness, was something that had to be
known to be understood. As he
escorted me up the broad stops I aaw
numerous house servants, of varying
shades, peering around corners and
"MAIM* TO' com BKMCr OT."
out of windows. Past a corner of the
house I observed a great field of cot
ton all ablown.
"My wife and daughter, sir."
The ladies bowed, and I returned the
"I am afraid I have made a mis
take," I said. "I am looking for tho
place of Mr. Pierce Bostock."
"He did live here. Two years ago
he removed to Louisiana. I bought
I took the chair that was offered me,
and said, with the keenest disappoint
"My journey out here is to no pur
pose. I had better go back."
"Not to-night," said the planter.
"High time to-morrow for that.
Travelers don't get away from Alfred
Dorion as easy as that."
"I beg your pardon; that reminds,
me that I have not introduced myself.
My name is Dorr Jewett. I have como
from the north—from New Hamp
"Jewett?—Dorr Jewett?" the planter
exclaimed. "From New Hampshire?"
"And you know Mr. Bostock?"
"Yes; he was a friend of my father in
boyhood. He called at our homo ten
"And you wrote him a letter?—let's
see —something more than Are years
"I did; and he answered it. I wrote
another last year, which was not an
"That one probably followed him to
Louisiana. I am not surprised that
he did not answer it, if he received it.
But here's Cassy, telling us your sup
per is ready. Go in and eat hearty:
I shall have something to tell you
My curiosity and interest were thor
oughly aroused; but hunger makes
everything yield. I did full justice to the
substantial meal set before me by tho
old negro "Mammy," with great rings
in her ears and a parti-colored turban
about her head. 1 was exhausted with
the day's ride, and still anxious to hear
what Mr. Dorion had to tell me about
Bostock. But for awhile I had to sit
ladies iu tho.parlvr. Theg;
sang and played for me, and I told them
much about the north which was new
and strange to them. It was about
nine o'clock before I found myself
alone on the veranda with the planter.
"The man you came here to find," he
said, "was one of my dearest friends.
He has been estranged from me, from
everybody, for more than five years. I
gather, from what you say. that it is as
long as that since you have heard from
"I recall incidents about him which
none but a friend would remember.
Among other things, I remember dis
tinctly his showing me your letter,
telling me about your father and yonr
self, and saying that you were a fine
fellow; that he should have you down
here some day and make a planter of
you. But I fancy that you might as
well end all your dreams of his favor
1 saw by the moonlight that
face was thoughtful. Sorely disap
pointed as I was by these tidings, I
was burning to hear more. He pres
ently went on to explain himself.
All that is contained in chapter first
of this narrative I thus heard for the
first time. It was told me, of course,
in different language, but all the de
tails were given. I listened with
breathless interest. When the planter
had finished that account. hc»paused,
and seemed for the moment reluctant
"But what," I eagerly asked, "was
the quarrel about? What was Mr. Caa
His answer filled me with surprise.
"It is all a mystery. I knew very
little about it, then. I know no more
now. I believe it would be better for
you not to inquire."
[TO BE COSTKfCKD.J
PAST VeUNG INDIA.
Ms IOTPI English Society Ilerause of the
Loaves antl Fishes.
The Hindoo of Calcutta docs not rep
resent an ancient tradition, for he is
but a thing of yesterday, called into
being by the foreigner, and he repre
sents an altogether novel phase of
thought, which is gradually making it
self felt, and is the chief characteristic
of what has been dubbed Young India.
Young India is the more or less Eu
ropeanized Hindoo, says Harper's
Weekly. The supple mind of the
Bengalese could not long remain im
pervious to the Influence of dally con
tact with the European castof thought,
and all Hindoos are more or less af
fected by that contact. A European
education, the study of the classics and
of contemporaneous literature, of an
cient and modern history and of the
natural sciences, could not fail to have
results on every stratum of society,
and culture has filtered down from the
university to every class, awaking as
pirations and ambitions previously un
A new society has sprung up, of
wnat may be termed Anglicized In
dians, which society, alas! is not al
ways recruited from the elite of the
native population; the higher castes,
who cling to their traditions and re
tain their pride of race, are generally
faithful to the culture of the past The
masses who make up Young India are
not attached to European civilization
by any 6ense of its superiority or by
intellectual curiosity, but in search
of remunerative appointments. To get
one of the inferior situations under the
government which are open to native
baboos it is necessary to be able to
speak and write English, and everyone
anxious to secure thirty rupees a month
in some office rushes to the universities
and public schools.
Three hundred candidates for a place
worth some three pounds ten a month!
And what becomes of the two hun
dred and ninety-nine who fail and can
no longer live the simple natural life
of their forefathers? They must die of
hunger or swell the ranks of poli
ticians, and they choose the fatter al
ternative. 'i'roud of the superficial
knowledge they have acquired and
primed with European catchwords, the
meaning of which have long since faded
a war} - , they form a huge unclassed
mass uncommonly like the lower
middle classes of Europe—as noisy, as
unreasonable, as narrow-minded, and,
in some rare instances, as disinterest
ed as those with whom we are all fa
miliar, with the difference that the
formulas they are so proud of are bor
rowed from the traditions of an exotic
civilization, and that for them there is
a wider gulf than ever between the
letter and the spirit. What they aim
at is, in truth, neither national inde
pendence nor local auiomony under
the English protectorate; it is simply
access to the higher administrative
functions and political domination
over other castes, with the English
army at their backs.
A Pretty Solution.
Mr. Archly—Hero is a problem!
What shall Ido about your bills? You
extravagant wives are sponges.
Mrs. Archly—Did you say spongea,
Mr. Archly—Yes, spongea Don't
you absorb all we have?
Mrs. Archly—You might get it back,
Mr. Archly—Get it backl How'
Mrs. Archly—Well, since we are
sponges, John, yon might—don't you
see? You might—squeeze us, John. —
Mrs. de Ven —Why are you so anx
ious to have your 6on marry a widow?
Mrs. Malap—l'm so afraid he might
make a miss-alliance, otherwise. —De-
troit Free Press.
"If an acorn grows on an oak tree,"
remarked Madge, one night,' why don't
they call them oak-corns instead of
acorns?" —Harper's Young People.
No Kooin for Agnosticism.
"Do you believe in dreama?"
"Why, of course! I've often had them
No Ideals Shattered.
She—Why don't you marry her?
He—Because it's so much more de
lightful to love her! —Truth.
Friend—l think it would irri
tate an Irlshmau, with such an aversion
toward anything English as you hold,
to have red hair.
O'Toole—Yis; but think av th'
plishurc Oi have av cuttin' it.—Puck.
Mrs. Von Blumer—l am afraid that
young man in the parlor Is trying to
kiss Clara. I thought I heard her cry
Von Blumer—Heavens! let me go in
there at onoe.
Mrs. Von Blumer—Y'ou can't get in,
my dear. She has locked the door.—
FARMING IN FOREIGN LANO&
EXPERIMENTS made in the tobacco
cultivation throughout Europe have
not uiven much promise of success.
In Germany, where the cultivation of
tobacco has In-on carried on for a long
period, the area planted fell from the
average of about 55.000 acres: between
ISTO and 18-S0 to 5C.500 acres for last
THE average requirements of the
United Kingdom and 1-ranee during
ten years past have been 5:io,OOO.OOC
bushels of wheat, but this year's crop
is estUmited at only bushels,
leaving a balance of 205,000 bushels
that it will be necessary to import dur
ing the harvest year 1593-94, which is
over 60,000,000 bushels more than the
THK import duties on foreign corn,
corn meal and beans in Mexico have
been restored, the president judging
that the cause for their suspension had
ceased. These duties were removed
on account of the short crops of last
year in order to prevent distress among
the poor people, and Mexico has sent
$14,000,000 since then to the United
States to pay for corn.
THE condition of the English crops
continues unsatisfactory, especially
in the case of barley, which was plant
ed on a smaller area than usual. Ream
shed their flowers without podding,
and in many places the crop was cut
for fodder. Peas, though a smaller
crop than last year, are not in quite a«
bad condition as beans. Reports as tc
hay and grass are sim ply deplorable,
and hops will yield nearly nineteen pet
cent, less than last year.
POINTS OF INTEREST.
ALL the documents of the first four
teen congresses were found in the
basement of the senate the other day.
A MILLION dollars in gold coin will
weig'h 5.685.8 pounds, and SI .000.000 in
silver coin will weigh 58,929.9 pounds.
YELLOWSTONE park at present has
26,000 elk, 400 buffaloes, 500 antelopes
and a large number of moose, deer,
beaver and other animals.
A MEETING of 2,000 persons over "C
years of afffe is annually held at Leices
ter, England, and of these over 400 die
before the next anniversary.
THE greatest travelers in Switzer
land are the English; then come the
Germans, the Americans, the French
and the Italians in the order given.
OLD English silverware is much in
demand in the United States just now,
and genuine pieces, especially those oi
historic interest, bring high prices.
THE romantic and supposed beauti
ful Mary "Queen of Scots" was cross
eyed and had other physical blemishes
that are not accounted attributes tc
RUTTER oil is made by pressing the
oil from American cottonseed. It is
pure, nutritious vegetable oil, which
is used in smaU quantities to soften
the texture of oleomargarine.
Jon S ADDIXOTON STMONPS, the Eng
lish essayist and writer on art, died
rich. He left an estate valued at £75,•
286, most of which, however, eamc to
him by bequest.
JAMES STILLIE, the Edinburg bo«k
seller, who in his youth often carrie J
proofs to Walter Scott at Abbotsford,
has just died, in his ninetieth year. Fie
was one of those employed to copy the
novelist's manuscript in order that the
secret of his authorship should be main
DR. EDWARD EGULESTON told a friend
at Chautauqua the other day that he
was working on another novel and
that it would probably be the last
novel he would write. "When I
started," he said, "I had a name foe it,
but I have written away from the name
and will have to find another."
ONE of Dr. Oliver Wendell Holmes'
recreations is the measurement of the
girth of large trees that he happens tc
see in his jaunts. For this purpose he
always carries a measure with him on his
daily drives. More than fifty years ago
he began this custom, exploring the
New England woods, tape measure in
NOTES AND COMMENTS.
PRESIDENT THWINO says more young
women are hurt by too much dancing
and candy young men are
by too much smoking.
OEN. ANTONIO EZETA, president-elect
of Salvador, denies that he is to marry
an American girl. This is probably
due to the prudence of the girl. Quite
likely she prefers a husband with a
Sm RICHARD WEBSTER, British coun
sel in the Hchring sea arbitration, says
his fee didn't pay him. When the law
yers in the case lost money by it the
nations interested should feel resigned
over the outcome.
WILLIAM HALL, conductor of a street
car in St. Louis, has secretly married
the daughter of Ferdinand Meyer, the
millionaire bank president of that city.
The bride presented the bridegroom
with a bell punch and he gave her a
wedding ring. There is still a marked
stringency, however, in the paternal
FOR THE THOUGHTFUL.
WHAT'S of no use is too dear as a
SWEET are the uses of adversity; but
a superfluity of sweets is unwholesome.
THE trouble with the man who
knows nothing is that it takes him so
long to find it out.
THY friend has a friend and thy
friend's friend a friend. Let thy
words be few. —Talmud.
THE way to truth is like a great
road. It is not difficult to know it;
the evil is that the men will not seek
THE wisest of us do a great deal
more grieving over vanished joys
than we do of rejoicing over vanished
A HOSE tree that does not blossom
is of no use in a garden. A vine that
baars no grapes is of no use in a vine
Why She Wept.
During the wedding ceremony at a
fashionable church in Ilarlem, Birdie
McGinnis, one of the bridesmaids,
wept bitterly. After the ceremony
Dudely Canesucker, who was present,
said to Birdie:
"What were you crying about. Miss
Uirdie? You were not the bride."
"I know it," replied Ilirdie with a
lump in her throat. "Thut's what
broke me all up."—Texas Siftings.
Too Smart a Boy for That.
Mission Sunday School Teacher—
Benjamin, I was shocked to see you
picking up a half-smoked cigarette on
the street as I came down this morn
ing. You ought not to smoke the vile
things. They are poisonous, filthy and
dangerous to everybody around you.
Indignant Waif —I don't smoke no
cig'rettes; I gits fifteen cents a quart
fur dc stumps at de fact'ry!—Chicago
She Heard It.
The enraptured young man drew the
shapely head with its golden hair
close, close to his heart.
"Do you hoar it throb, darling?" he
"What does it seem to say?" he whis
The dear girl listened a moment, and
"It says 'tick, tick, tick, tick, tick,'
A Gnat Improvrmpot fu the Storing of
The freezing of butter is now prac
ticed, as the reader probably know*
According to a New York trade paper
in a few cases reports were made Of
lots of butter which was not benefitted
by the freezing, but in every instance
it was stated that it was due to the
fact that these lots of butter were of
a poor quality, having' too much salt
and water or ha-ring too much cheese
curd left in the butter. It was found
that the butter which kept best in the
freezers was that which wifi of medi
um or fair salting, and was free from
cheese curd and water. Special success
was found in freezing the finest sepa
rator creameries, which came out after
six to eight months storage with the
flavor and boquet of the finest fresh
In past years it hits been the custom
of butter-makers to put an extra
amount of salt in butter, intended for
holding', as the high salted butter
would keep sweet longer, but the
extra amount of salt was objectionable
to most consumers, and it is fortunate
to learn that the finest and most deli
cately salted butter keeps best in the
freezers and retains its flavor and
aroma for an indefinite time. As noted
above, the butter which is full of water
or curdy matter Is more injured than
benefitted by freezing, as the foreign
substances will in most cases cause a
partial granulation in freezing, injur
ing the texture and causing the butter
to bore ragged on the trier.
The freezing of the butter is a great
modern improvement in the storing
and preserving of butter, and the cold
storage men are meeting the require
ments of the time. The whole burden
of success will hereafter lay upon tho
creamerymen, and it will be to their
interest to make the finest separator
butter free from curd and water,
mildly and nicely salted with the finest
tilt, and happy success will crown the
efforts of all parties.—Western Rural.
Incompletely Milked Cows Show a I»lml«-
Five cows were milked four weeks
by two different persons, each milker
serving two weeks, both being compe
tent, one of them doing his average
milking, and not aware that an experi
ment was under way; the other was
fully informed as to the nature of the
experiment and expected to contribute
his best skill for the purpose In view.
In the case of the one unaware of the
experiment the yield of milk from the
five cows for two weeks was 804 pounds.
The yield of milk from the sauic cows'
for a corresponding period while in
charge of the man aware of the experi
ment reached 1,131 pounds. The excess
of 267 pounds in favor of the man who
milked to dryness. The experiment
proved that it pays to get all the cow
has to deliver. Also that it is a matter
of importance that the udder lie
emptied as rapidly as possible in a
manner acceptable to the cow —this be
cause of the effect on the richness of
the milk in fat globules. Another im
portant feature in milking- to dryness
k that first milk drawn is most aqueous,
while the last contains most butter fat.
While not strictly n result of this ex
periment, it demonstrates anew the
teachings of the experience that proves
that incompletely milked cows have a
tendency to diminish their yield.—
GOOD MILKING STOOL.
It'a So Simple That Anyone Can Give It
This stool takes the coon. To make
it, take a 2x6 plank twenty inches long,
make a raised seat four inches high and
eight inches wide on one end. l'at.two
legs under high end and one under low.
Low part is to set pail on, which saves
holding weight of milk between the
knees. Try it—Samuel Paxton, in
Farm, Field and Stockman.
Proper Core of Milk.
The first essential after starting a
creamery is to teach patrons to take
care of the milk. All vessels should be
of tin. The milk should be cooled and
aerated after milking, to prevent sour
ing, as souring prevents the fat globules
from raising in gravity creaming, and
prevents the separator from doing its
work. It should be set in cold water
in summer and kept from freezing in
winter. The milk cans should be
washed, scalded and set in the open air.
Defective milk should be returned to
the patron. Milk should be separated
at seventy degrees Fahrenheit; the less
milk taken with the fat the less loss
of the butter in the buttermilk.
Skimmed milk and buttermilk should
be tested every day to see if the sep
arators are doing their work, and to
see if the buttcrmaker is attending to
the ripening of his cream. The cream
should be cooled at once after separat
The Coloring of Hotter.
There are people who think that col
oring butter is a fraud. We never
looked at it in that way. The con
sumer wants yellow butter and as a
matter of fact he or she does not care
how it is made yellow. This was illus
trated some days s*.nce by a lady friend
of ours in the city who told her milk
man that he need not leave her any
more milk or cream. Upon being asked
for the reason she told him that his
milk was good for nothing and that his
cream was not better than good mf.k
would be. He replied that he did not
put burnt sugar into his cream, where
upon the lady said: "Well, if all cream
is naturally like yours I propose to take
cream from some milkman who uses
burut sugar or something else;" and
she meant it, too. She wanted more
color to the cream in some way. Farm
The Had Hoy.
"Tommy," said the visitor, "have
you read your books in your Sunday
"Some of them," he replied, rather
"Can you tell me what happened to
the boy who went fishing on Sunday?"
"Yes. lie caught three catfish and
"How do you know that?"
" 'Cos I was him." —Washington Star.
A Mao of Affair*.
Mrs. i/ookhigh—Nr. Shortpurse is
building a new house, and it's ever so
much nicer than this old thing of ours.
Mr. Loolthigh— All right, my dear;
we'll watch our chance and sell this.
"And build a new one?"
"No, indeed. We'll buy Mr. Short
purse's, ut about half what it cost,
when he gets sold out," —X. Y. Weekly.
A Matter of Tantc.
Saidso —Chumpley's gallery of ances
tors is the bluest of the blue.
llerdso —One would never surmise he
had blue blood in his veins.
Saidso—He hasn't; but he knows a
good ancestral portrait when ho sew