Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 11, 1895, Image 1

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We now have a larger, finer and better se
lection of Surries, Buggies, Harness and
everything pertaining to a driving or team
outfit than ever before. Call and see us
before buying.
128 E. Jefferson St., Butler Pa.
P. S.--Prices will never be lower than just
now. Kramer Wagons.
4 Days Sacrifice Sale!
JULY 10, 11. 12 and 13.
Our 4 days' Semi-Annual Sacrifice Sale will commence on Wed
nesday, July 10th and close on Saturday night, July 13th. These
four days sacrifice sales have become a feature of business and are
eagerly looked forward to by our customers. The success and good
feeling that have attended these sales in the past will not be wanting
at this, our fifth sacrifice sale, if untiring effort on our part can make
it so. We will offer for 4 days only our entire stock, consisting of
Dry Goods, Millinejy, Wraps, Ladies', Men's, Boys' and Girls' Under
wear, Hosiery, Notions, etc., Laces, Trimmings, Embroideries, White
Goods, Wash Goods, Lawns, Dimity, Swisses, dotted and plain,
Muslins, Calicoes,, Ginghams and Damasks, all will go regardless of
cost at this 4 days' sacrifice sale. Space forbids our mentioning
prices, but this announcement of our regular 4 days' sacrifice sale
means that all these goods go at genuine sacrifice prices. Re
member the date and the place, July 10, 11, 12 and 13th, 4 days'
sacrifice sale, at the reliable store of
Mrs. Jennie E. ZimmermaN,
Oppj4it» -li.ji Li >fr Successor to Ritter Ralaton
P STORED POWER Furnished by the "Piano" Fly Wheel, is tbe greatest
■■■■MkHiMßaM improvement tver made in Sell-Binding Harvesters...
L „» ro* HMO *o*
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Hpyi* f a \g ••*■■■■■■■ Gives it steady motion in tangled grain, and on rough, uneven
IHP M T Mf HPPI ground; causes it to run lightly over soft places, makes it run
■ ■*■ ■ " llfcfcli one horse lighter draft ana bind a bundle after the team stops.
More Jones Steel Headers Sold in '94 than all others combined.
You should see the JONES /*l| II |kl II All/C D before you buy. Simplest, longest lived
And lightest draft mower In the 1)11111 li /ft WII LIV world. Never out of repair. Nogearsto
wear out, no friction, no noise, nothing to make the farmer "cuss." Chain Power runs the great
Ferris wheal. This prove* its strength. Bicycles are Chain Drive. Why? I.ight draft!
Tbe Piano M tg, Co., £umrt«u£tr». West Pullman, Chicago, 111.
PLANO MF'G., CO., — GENTS: I saw one of your Jones Lever Binders
with fly wheel, work in green rye, May 30th., 1895; and must say I have
used other Binders myself, and have seen manv different kinds of Binders
work, but never saw any machine do nicer work in ripe grain, than this one
did in green rye. The thermometer stood 90 degrees 111 the shade, and two
horses took it nicely. The fly wheel, Ido think, is a grand thing; giving
you a storage power that you do not get 011 any other Binders.
For Lightness of Draft, I never saw anything to Inrat the Jones Lever
and is the same machine as the Piano, excepting that there is less cog gear
ing and it is built lighter for hilly ground. For sale by
W. H. WITTE, Sarversville, Pa.
Also dealer in HARDWARE, and all kinds of AGRICULTURAL IM
PLEMENTS. Write for Circular and Prices.
THE QUESTION is often asked, What Paint shall we use?
THE ANSWER I If you are looking for covering
capacity, wearing qualities, general appearance, and
your money's worth, you must buy
GMWT* Moat, Looht But, Wiari Longttt, Hoit Economical, Full M taturt.
Our prices are for "best goods" first, last and all
the time. We are in the business to stay and
■RUSHES. _*•*■ P- stays with us.
J. C. REDICK, 109 N. Main St.
DIAMONDS (•'»«»■„ NS ST „ D ,
T*j H I uknth 1 GOLD, LAIUKS 1 o<>l.l>.>
«T E lAi F!T,R V \ <iold PUis ' R,n( f s
** *-» WJ * M / chain*, Bimeelete, Ktr.
HZTT-VrTIH TXT ASX U* l a Castors. Butter Dishes auilSlKvervUiUifi
•-* • **** WW A.X*. Km f that ran t)e foun-J in a first class store.. AM
E. GRIEB jbw ™r.
Ho. orth[Main St., fi JTLEE,|PA.,
The Testimonials
Published in behalf of Ilood's Sarsaparilia
are not purchased, nor »r« they written up
in our office, nor they from our employes.
They are facts from truthful people, prov
ing. as surely as anything can be proved
by direct, personal, positive evidence, that
M parilla
Be Sure to get
Hood s
Mood's Pills - ure nauiea. slci headache,
Indigestion, biliousness. Sol 4by all druggists.
Progressive Shoe House
It Will Pay You.
Popular Styles.
Popular Prices.
Ladies' Slippers 25. 25, 4,, 7i $1 !
Ladies' Shoes 88.5., $".25 $145
Ladies Gaiters 50, 75,
Misses Dongola Shoes
95, sl, $1.25, $1.50
Misses Tan Shoes
95 sl, $1,25,51 50
Children's Dongola Shoes
2 r ., 50. /5, $ I
Men and Boys' Ball Shoes
75, 85, $1
Men and Boys' Bicycle Shoes
$1.25, I 50, $2
Men's Shoes 95, sl, $1.25. $1.50
Men's Slippers 35, 45, 65, $1
It is said,"an honest confession
is good for the soul." Well we
have too mam' tan goods on
hand and we are going to cut ti.
pv, just now while you nee d
thei .. All new goods, new styles
at greatly reduced prices Fo.
an example we offer a Lad : es'
Fine Tan Shoes in lace ~>r bu"on,
heel or spring, bought f o sell at
$2, but they are marked down to •
$1.25. The prices will make
them go. When you want foot
wear of any kind, try
'TlieNew Shoe Store
215 S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
is approaching and tqa #
only way to keep cool is J
to go to J
pA M M
, • aud get yourself a nice 4
JJ Hammocks
3 J We have the largest J g
PQ J and finest Hue of J
zj Hammocks
Q ever brought to Rutler. #
VVall Paper ic
2 5 from tbe cheapest to the
<£ J finest of Pressed \
s? PAPERS. 5°
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All grades from Brown Blanks
up to the finest embossed Bronzes.
The better the paper the better
the Bargain.
Buy your good papers now and
get them at wholesale prices.
Window Shades *in all the
latest colors at
Near P. O.
For fine WatcheH, Diamonds and
Optical Goods of all kinds
cian, at No. 132 F *Wk% ;1 street,
Butler g
ID Wall Strert successfully carrleil|;on with
the aid of our Dally Market better unl pai.-i)•!>
lets on speculation. MAILK') KItKK.
DtaereuaMir Accounts a Spectator All In
formal lon free, Jtanlc reference*. WEINMAN
At (X).. Stack and (iriln liroker.i. 41 .Uroadway.
Sew York
Chimneys, Grate and I'oilwr Rettinr.
Cistern Bniiding and eewer
Work a Specialty
RieiAßD'/ v\sLfr'LA\-JoHHSToN
On the rendition of the verdict in
the case just tried, the court announced
its readiiiess to sit in ordinary.
some preliminary skirmishing. Tor
rance said to his associate:
"Will you open the case, Dabney?"
"By no means, Mr. Torrance. Yor
are the one to do that."
Passing his hands for a moment 01
two ovef his eyes, he rose, and thus
'"May it please your honors, I have
lived long enough to note many results
of human actions done in secret whose
discovery seemed to me the ordering of
the Divine Being, who wills not that
certain among the special objects of
his care shall long be outraged with
impunity. Your honors, some of whom,
I know— perhaps all—are more familiar
than I am with texts of Holy Scripture,
mnv recall some in which widows and
orphans are mentioned in terms of pe
culiarly tender commiseration. Some
times, not very often, yet sometimes,
m the strivings of this lower life, when
men are in Conflict with men, equals
with equals, one more skillful or more
enduring or more fortunate in acci
dental circumstances seems to be al
lowed to prevail without justice, while
tne other is left to his hopes of a bet
ter day. But when the battle is be
tween the strong and the weak who
are fitted to wield no sort of weapon
of warfare, and who can only stand
and be smitten, oftentimes interference
comes from sources unforeseen, so sud
denly unexpected and so abundantly
efficacious that we think we can refer
ibem only to the omnipotent God."
His words in solemnest tones, and
fiis look, as he lifted it with reverent
nquiry towards Heaven, inspired
everybody with awe. After a moment's
pause he continued:
"On this day, I trust, a signal mani
festation of such interposition will ap
pear, one which possibly may be as sur
prising to the propounder of this al
leged will as to anyone else here pres
ent. A few minutes ago a proposal
y,-as submitted to that person for a set
tlement upon terms which promptly,
and apparently with angry disdain, he
declined. It therefore becomes the
duty of the counsel for Mrs. Hannah
Amerson to present such a showing as
may serve to convince him for the bal
ance of his life that it comes not with
in the limits of his powers to oppress,
nor within that of his wariness to de
fraud grossly, those whom the Creator
in specialest fondness styles his little
ones. May It please your honors, I
knew Pearce Amerson right well. Al
though a firm, perhaps a rather willful
man, I had never suspected him of be
ing Unnatural in such affections as the
Creator, for purposes of protection to
the dependent young, has implanted in
the being of parents of every sort and
degree, nor, as I believe, had any
among his acquaintance regarded him
as capable of adding to a gross injus
tice to one of his own offspring a gross
er duplicity. I was much surprise!,
therefore, after bis decease, when I
heard that in his last will and testa
ment he had bequeathed well nigh all
his large estate to that one of his chil
dren who stood least in need of such
partiality. But when I was told of
some of his expressions uttered more
than once upon his bed of death, while
yet his understanding was clear to com
prehend their meaning, I said to my
self: No, Pearce Amerson, whatever in
firmities he had in common with all
humanity, was not a man to die with a
lie upon his lips; and then I thought
that even if ho had done so, there is
many a son who in a case so monstrous
would have been quick, like the sons
of the drunken Noah, to cover up the
shameless nakedness of such a father.
To my associate counsel, who has pre
pared this case with consummate pru
dence and skill, as soon as he was re
tained as counsel, came a suspicion of
fraud. Together we have been search
ing for its hiding place, and it has been
only within a brief time that, by the
help of God, we have found it."
He slowly turned his great brown
eyes upon Amerson, who, pale as a
dead man; Instantly averted his own,
and said to his counsel:
"I haven't the remotest idea what
the mau means."
"Ilush!" said Watson. "I want to
listen, and I want you to listen, to what
he Is baying."
"I have abundant proof," continued
Torrance, "that after making q will
which was witnessed by my old friend
- ill/
Mr. Flint, whom 1 see in this court
room, and two others, convinced that
at the time of its execution he was be
set by influences leading him to
thoughts and feelings unjust to one
member of his family, he determined
to destroy it. I have proof (juito as
substantial that he declared upon his
deathbed that he had destroyed it,
aud that lie died fully believing that
yv-liat lie said was the truth. It was
here that appeared that mysterious
Providence who delivers from the hand
of the destroyer such as these two, this
husbandless woman and this fatherless
As he turned toward his clients,
tears, seldom shed by him, were ip
his eyes. Wiping them away with
his vast silk handkerchief, continued:
"God, indeed, is past finding out;
how tendefly loving', how aboundingly
merciful, how matchlessly just, h<i\\
terribly vengeful! I'earce Amerson.
misled by falsehood and domestic
treachery, did execute a will in the
terms of the paper which this eour)
has allowed as sucli to go to probate
In time, dissatisfied with it, he re
solved to revoke it, and lie solemnlj
declared to his sou that he had
revoked it. Aud, sirs, he told
the truth." Lifting his voice until it
jarred the timbers of the room, he
cried: "I'earce Amerson died intestate!
God rest his soul!"
Amerson rose shuddering and took
steps toward Carruthers.
. "Mr- Carruthers," said Torrance,
"will you please take the stand, sir?"
Amerson then passed to whore Mr.
Flint was still seated with Rainer.
"Don't say anything to me, Wile. I
ain't in no fix to talk to nobody. I
ain't quite cert'n in my mind whether
I'm a livin' person or a dead one. Look
like I ought to be a dead one. You'll
have to take keer o' yourself, Wile.
Look like it a-goin' to be showed I
can't take keer o' nobody, not even
myself, let alone o' t'other people. Go
'long and tend to your own case best
you can."
When Amerson withdrew, he said,
"Stand by me. Jeems, till they put
me in the pen'tenchary. I never—"
"Do hush, Uncle Lishy. There isn't
a particle of danger for you of any
The penitent groaned, but otherwise
held his peace.
Without once looking nt Amerson,
Carruthers answered the questions.
When tbe clerk at the call of Torrance
handed to him the paper, Amerson
again rose and advanced two or three
steps, looking eagerly at it. Torrance,
smiliug, said:
"There's hardly a doubt, Mr. Amer
son. that this is the paper referred to.
If it be not, the mistake can be cor
rected hereafter."
"Sit down! Do sit down, Amerson,"
whispered Watson. He obeyed and
watched the witness with anxiety
painful to be seen.
"Mr. Carruthers," began Torrance,
"will you be good enough to state to
this court whether or not you were
present at the execution of a will by
Pearce Amerson? If so, then please
say at about what time, in what capac
ity you acted, and mention any others
who were there."
"Yes, sir, I was present, It was in
the summer, July, I think, In 1830. I
had been acting as clerk for some time
in Mr. Wiley Amerson's office. Mr.
Pearce Amerson came there with Mr.
Lishy Flint and Mr. William Lilly, and
told his son that he was ready to sign
that will. Mr. Wiley Amerson got it
from his desk in the back room and
handed it to his father. He, after
looking it over, called on us to witness
it. We did so after he signed it him
self. As soon as it was done, ho and
the other two witnesses went away."
"Did he, the old man, ever again
make any allusion to the matter in
your hearing?"
"Yes. sir. About the same time the
next year, when I was again doing
some work for his son, he came to the
office and said to him that he wanted
back his will, and that ho Intended to
burn it up, because, he said—"
"May it please the court—" said Wat
son, rising quickly.
"Stop, Mr. Carruthers," said Tor
rance. "If my brother Watson will al
low me to anticipate his objection to
answering the question, I will say that
my intention in offering proof of
Pearce Amerson's words was to show
his purpose to destroy the will, with
which reflection had made him dissat
isfied, even to disgust. lam frank to
admit that a mere intention to destroy,
however positive the words in which
such intention is declared, cannot
amount In law to an annulment or a
revocation. How far such evidence
might be admissible as a foundation
on which to lay a charge of fraud in
preventing the execution of such a pur
pose I do not consider necessary in the
circumstances to discuss. Really, your
honors, my principal object in the
question was that the answer might go
as far as such a thing could go in rescu
ing the name of Pearce Amerson from
the shame that has been put upon it. I
withdraw the question."
If it had been of any importance to
him, he would have been pleased at the
displeasure apparent on all faces at
Watson's interruption. As it was he
"Mr. Carruthers, I'll thank you to in
form the court of what followed Pearce
Amerson's demand."
"Mr. Wiley Amerson answered that
the will was at his house, and that he
wou 1 i give it to him when he came
over there that night."
"Do you know whether or not this
was done?"
"I do not, sir."
"Mr. Carruthers, at the execution of
the will, or at the time of demand for
its surrender, did Pearce Amerson
make any allusion to Mrs. Culleti
A me rson?"
"At the making of the will he did
not. When he called for it he said
that he had come to believe that Mrs.
Amerson was not the kind of a person
Mr. Wiley Amerson had made him be
lieve, but that she was as virtuous a
woman as ever had lived or died."
"Silence in court!" cried the sheriff
at the demonstration of applause.
"That question is not in issue, Broth
er Torrance," said Watson, and then
muttered: "You artful scamp!"
"No, my brother Watson, not now.
It had been, and was. The honor of
the caveatrix in this case has been
fully vindicated by the life she lias led
and by the words of her father-in-law.
before whom it had been aspersed.
Returning to the witness, he asked:
"Mr. Carruthers, recurring to the
time of the execution of that will,
what was done with it after the de
parture of the old man ami the other
"Mr. Amerson handed it to me to
make a copj' of it."
"Did he give any instructions as to
how that copy should be made?"
"He only said that he wanted me to
be very particular and copy as nigh as
1 could, according to his rule in such
"And what wis that rule?"
"To make the copy as nigh like the
other as I possibly could."
"Following that rule, being facile in
tho use of the pen, you had become
somewhat dexterous, had. you not, in
the Imitation of others' handwriting?"
"I had, sir."
WJiat did Mr. Amerson say when
you carried the copy to hlxn?"
"He said 1 had don© it very well, very
well Indeed, even perfect."
"Back, gentlemen!" called the sher
iff; "them behind are pushing uncom
fortable them next the railing. Please
be keerful, gentlemen."
The courtroom, which had capaolty
for two hundred, was more than full,
and many, pressed by the overflowing,
climbed unhindered w-;thin the bar.
"Have you ever seen that will sinoe?"
asked Torrance.
"I have not, sir." •
"I believe it Is generally known that
on occasion of the probate you were
not able to be in court"
"I wasn't, sir; I was at home, bad off
with rheumatism."
"So I learned. Had it not been so ;
perhaps all litigation in this unhappy
issue might have been prevented."
He paused, and almost mournfully
looked over the dense assembly, as if
he would delay the outpottr of their
indignation. In that brief while Wat
son, looking fiercely at his client, said:
"The hell, Amerson! what Is this
Coming to?"
"God knows, Mr. Watson; I don't,"
was the answer.
In a tone of apparent carelessness,
Torrance proceeded.
"Mr. Carrutherß, look upon this pa
per and say whether or not your signa
ture as a witness Is genuine."
Glancing at the paper, he answered:
"It Is, sir."
"Is that the case with the others?"
"No, sir; it is not."
"By whom were they appended
there? And, Mr. Carruthers," he added,
his voice risen to disgust tliat seemed
sickening to feel, "by whom was that
paper—text, clauses, and attestations
—bv whom was the whole of it writ
"By me, sir."
"The witness is with you, Brother
•'Hand me that paper," said Watson,
in a tone of angry command.
"You see your orders are instantly
obeyed, my brother," said Torrance,
delivering it with assumed high re
spect. Watson, turning it over to his
client, asked:
"What have you got to say about
this thing now?"
Amerson looked at it closely for sev
eral moments, then with a groan of
anguish handed It back, saying, in
piteous tones:
"Don't leave me, Mr. Watson."
"Well, of all the rascals I have ever
known, Amerson, you are the cussedest
fool. My advice to you is to go to hell,
where you belong."
The wretched man rose and slunk
"I have no question for the witness;"
said Watson, rising and throwing a
courageous glance around. "I beg
your honors to strike my name from
the docket as counsel for Wiley Amer
son in all the cases thereon. And I
trust that it is not necessary for me to
declare that I had not the most remote
foresight of the revelations which have
just now been made. My client has
anticipated mo in withdrawing from
this contest; but I ask your honors to
issue orders for his apprehension, and
I assure your honors that it will give
me particular pleasure to offer my as
sistance to the solicitor general in hav
ing him sent to the penitentiary."
"The words of my brother Watson,"
quickly said Torrance, "are of the
sort I expected to come from the
mouth of one so far above the uses
for which he was employed bv a man
whose baseness there was not full op
portunity for him to discover, nor even
to suspect. I sympathize in his just
indignation at the attempt to avail of
his admitted great powers in oovering
a fraud of such magnitude. It is in
deed true that he needed to make n9
disclaimer of participation. Yet I
must beg yo\ir honors not to comply
with his request in the matter of be
ginning a prosecution against that up-
Lappy man. It was the dying wish of
his wife, who seemed to foresee his
ruin, that he should not be made to
undergo any punishment beyond what
the law would regard needful for the
vindication of its majesty; and it is
now the earnest wish of our client that
there shall be no pursuit of him for
such a purpose. At least I trust that
she - will be allowed to bo the prose
cutrix, and abide her own time for
As he turned, Mr. Flint, who felt it
to be his duty to make some sort of
scene in the tragedy before its close,
and who had broken away from
his keeper, appeared before him, and,
putting his hands upon his shoulders,
begged, with tears, to be let make a
few remarks.
"May it please this court," cried
Torrance, in a voice high above the im
passioned din of the audience, "my
very dear friend Mr. Glisha Flint de
sires to offer some words of explana
tion, and I respectfully bespeak a hear
ing for one who is well known to be a
man of veracity and all honor."
"Johnny Ingrain," plained tho good
man, not trying to wipe away or keep
back the continued flow, "and you
Billy Simmons, and the rest of you
jedges that i knowed your parents be
fore you was borned, if ary one of you
ever knowed me to tell a lie and stick
to it, you're welcome to tell it on me.
I ain't a-denyin' that in my old age
I've told one and swore to it; but God
amighty know I didn't know till
Jeems Rainer told me so this mornin',
that he know my hand-write and I
don't. Hut if 1 has to serve my time in
the pen'tenchary, that I never ex
pected in all iny born days, 1 hope
it'll be took into consid'ration that
hadn't been for that Owen C'ruthers
I'd never done it, and I want it knew
that I take back every blessed thing I
swore the lie to, which if the good
Lord'll forgive me this one time, I'll
never sign no paper o' no kind long as
he let me live."
Torrance, amid the roar of general
laughter, grasped his hand and gave
the consolation which none so well as
he knew how to frame.
Not only friends and acquaintances
but quite a number of others came In
to congratulate Hannah, who, her
eyes swimming with tears, had never
seemed so lovely atson, catching
her friendly glance towards him, ap
proached, and said:
"Mrs. Amerson, I am sure that the
cong. atulations of none are more cor
dial than those I beg to offer to you."
"1 fully believe so, Mr. Watson," she
answered, extending her hand.
The last of Torrance.
"Oh, Mr. Torrance! Mr. Torrance —"
she began, as another gush came to
her eyes.
"Say no more, madam, I beg you.
Whatever thanks you may feel to owe
for these results, next to Heaven, are
n the greatest part due to Mr. Dabney."
He turned at once and immediately
left the room, when his colleague con
ducted his clients to the house of the
friend with whom they were sojourn
That same night, while Torrance was
in his room quietly smoking a cigar,
on the entrance of Dabney he said:
"Well, my son, I know you left the
client In happy mood. lam gratified
to feel certain that the way there is
clear for you. You may not see it, but
J do, and with all my heart I congratu
late you both. Hut don't you know,
Dabney. that since you left me this
afternoon after we decided upon what
was proper to be done in the final set
tl«ment of the ease. I've been think
ing mostly about that poor fellow? I've
bt£n haunted by his look when he saw
hlf mistake in letting his father do
stroy the will when he had been be
lieving all the while that it was th»
copy. It was a devilish thing to do.
Yet I could see plainly, even if I had
not known of his proposal for a com
promise, that In the depth of his being
the controlling anguish was the want
of the woman whom he tried to de
raud in the hope of possessing her.
noted when his eyes for one linger
ing moment were set upon her. It was
the look of a dog towards a morsel be
yond his reach, for the want of which
be was dying. Such a wretch deserves
compassion, and he has mine most sin-
Oerely. These people will most proba
bly respect Mrs. Amerson's feelings
against his prosecution; but I should
pot bo surprised to hear at any time of
his suicide."
The words seemed prophetic. Im
mediately after his exit from the court
room, Amerson, returning to his home,
mounted his horse, and, hy a circuit
ous route, leaving the town, which he
saw never more, rode to his native
Slace, where for several months he
welt in entire seclusion from all ex
cept the negroes who were upon it. A
few days after the marriage of Dabney
with Hannah, he disappeared, and his
body was found on a bank of;the Ooo
nee. None ever knew whether his
death was voluntary or accidental.
Clgarettea Sail in Pap«r Boats.
A prisoner lodged in one cell of a
Chicago police station cannot easily
secure tbe luxury of a cigarette from
a fellow prisoner In another cell.
Among the various schemes to which
he has been known to resort the fol
lowing is novel and amusing. Along
tbe walls of a station may be seen a
water-trough in which a constant
stream of water flows through the dif
ferent cells. The prisoner eager for a
6n.oke calls out to some fellow prisoner
for a cigarette. How will it reach
him? The stream of water flows from
the cell of the latter to that of the for
mer. From an envelope, or such paper
as may be on the person of him who
has the cigarettes, a little paper boat
Is Improvised after the fashion of the
small boy who plays in brooks and
ponds. In this the cigarette is placed.
The signal Is given and the boat with
its precious cargo is sent down the
stream to the other end of the line,
where it meets with an enthusiastic
With Woman's Tact.
Bessie was just finishing her break
fast as papa stooped to kiss her before
going down town. The little one
gravely took up her napkin and wiped
her cheek.
"What, Bessie," said her father,
"wiping away papa's kiss?"
"Oh, no," she said, looking up with
a sweet smile, "I'se wubbing it in." —
Boston Post.
THE United States bureau of educa
tion was established in 1567.
A Keen One.
Agent—Doctor, can I get your ad.
for the Weekly Boomer?
Doctor Shocking, sir! Don't you
know that it's most unprofessional fof
physicians to advertise? (On the q. t.)
But you may interview me on 6om<s
scientific specialty, two columns, non
pariel rates, check In advance. —Truth.
She NeTer Tried It.
He —Miss Kitty, I've heard it said
that a kiss without a mustache is like
an egg without salt. Is that so?
She—Well, really, I don't know—l
can't tell —for in all my life I never—
He—Now, now, Miss Kitty!
She—Never ate an egg without 6alt.
—Philadelphia Press.
The Horse's Hope.
Young Horse —Nothing but work,
work, work. I've a great mind to com
mit 6uicide.
Old Horse —Have patience. When
you are so old that you ean't walk,
you'll be advertised as suitable for a
lady to drive, and after that you'll live
in ease and luxury. —N. Y. Weekly.
In the Same Bo»t.
The Pastor (a dyspeptic taking din
(ner with the family) —Thank you, Mrs.
Brown. I'd like to have another piece
of the pie, but I will have to say no.
Willy Brown (in surprise)— Goodness
me! Did your mother tell you not to
take a second piece, too? —Puck.
'TIIII Ever Thos.
An matrimonial angling.
Which every malil delights.
Tis often found the "catches"
In the end are only bites.
Judge Biffbang (of Dead wood) —You
are charged with shooting your re
volver seven times into Rev. Amos
Tweedledeede. How do you plead,
guilty or not guilty?
Bronco Pete—Not guilty as charged
in the indictment.
Judge Hiffband—Not guilty, eh?
Bronco Pete—Yes, jedge; I may hey
shot seven bullets inter the Rev'rend
Amos, but I didn't shoot no revolver
inter him. —Judge.
Wliy He Proposed.
"You wish me to be your wife? Why,
I've known you only fifteen minutes,"
"That is true, but I wished to give
one lady the opportunity of saying',
truthfully: 'This is so sudden!'
Texas Siftings.
iireat News.
Mrs. Hicks—You know the girl who
screeches next door?
Hicks—What has happened to her?
Mrs. Ilicks—Nothing; not a thing.
She's to be married next month.—N.
Y. World.
Kiid of Mr. Jackson'ii Honeymoon.
Mrs. Jackson —'Rastus, deah, does yo'
b'liebe in de survival ob de fittist?
Mr. Jackson—Suttinly, love; suttinly.
Mrs. Jackson —Wa-al, den, yo' bettali
git yo'lif<- insured tcrmorrcr. Judge.
On Impulse.
She —No, Mr. Blunnderre, I cannot
entertain your proposal. The truth is
I am engaged to your father.
He —Why, the old idiot!—lndianapo
lis Journal.
In Advance.
"Don't you think the man who
marries for money is a fool?" "Ho Ja,
unless he gets it in advance." —In ;
dianapolis Globe.
Oen. Newton I.earned a Lesson la an In
diana Stone Quarry.
Apropos of the late Gen. Newton's
death is a little story he told twenty
years ago. when hla work at Qell Gate
made him a much-talked-of man.
"I was in the quarry country of In
diana," he said, "where they take great
blocks of oolytic limestone without the
use of a pound of powder. I h&R heard
of the process, and I took & fcam at
Greensburg and drove down to the
quarries to see. The ruperl,ntendant
was a Welshman of unpromising ap
pearance. He was certainly an'unedo-
Cated man, so far as colleges went, hut
he know his business.
"X asked him how he ajanfged to
blast such huge blocks of fqek, and
how much dynamite was required to
the ton. fie said he did not tisa dyna
mite or any other explosive Qe simply
used unslaked lime. It astonished me,
but before he took me to the quarry he
set up a piece of pine board an inch
thick against a wall of rock, brought
out a revolver and fired at the t>oard.
"The bullet passed through, flat
tened against the stone and fpU to the
ground. Then he set up the board
again, apd, taking the flattened bullet,
threw It against the board <vith aston
ishing skill, striking It each time In the
same place, and after the fifth opist the
board was split from top to bottom.
"'I didn't use as much force when I
threw as when 1 shot, did I ?' fee said.
'But the board would never splik along
the grain by shooting at it- I could
tear that bOard Into pieces shooting,
but If I want it to break in long sec
tions on the grain I don't want to use
such a sudden force.
" 'That's how I blast with lime.'
"And then he took me to the quarry.
They had drilled a series of holes in
the place he had marked, his judgment
and trained intelligence telling him
where the dividing line should run.
Then they tamped these holes full of
unslaked lime, poured water on it,
keyed them shut and waited. In
twelve hours the mass of rock he
wanted would begin with groans and
cracklings to separate. In sixteen
hours it would be free, and the force of
the lime would ire spent.
" 'lf I used powder or dynamlt*,' said
he, 'I would rip out such a mass as that
in fifteen minutes; but it would be
chipped and cracked Into a hundred
pieces. Or, more likely, in a large
blast the powder would simply tear out
a way along the l|||t resistance, shell
ing out a lot of sJwls and leaving my
big rock as solid as ever.'
"I thanked my Welshman," said Gen.
Newton, "and told him he Was much of
a philosopher."
In Washington It Might Mean That a
Brunette's a Negro.
A difference in the meaning of worda
that might interest dialectician# was
brought to the notice of a NeW Yorker
who went to Washington not long ago
to help a friend get married, says a
New York Sun writer. Nobody can
marry in Washington without first get
ting a marriage license at the city hall.
Neither the man most interested nor
his New York friend had ever been
married In Washington, and it was
with tome trepidation that they went
after the licenoe together. It was
agreed that the New Yorker should do
the talking. After several attempts to
extract a license from the tax clerk,
the mayor's private secretary and two
stray deputy sheriffs, the pair got to
the right desk and applied fthe
license. The clerk asked the nadies of
the contracting parties, their place of
residence, and other questions. Then
he said to the New Yorker:
"Is the groom light or dark?"
"Light," returned the young man,
wondering what complexion had to do
with the matter.
"Lady light, also?" asked the clerk,
writing busily.
"No, she's dark," was the reply.
"Dark?" said the clerk, inquiringly,
"and the groom light? Ts that right?"
"Certainly," replied the New Yorker,
with dignity, wondering still more.
"Marriage between So-and-so, white,
and So-and-so, colored," read the clerk.
"What's that?" shouted the groom,
taking a hand in the game. "What the
devil do you mean by calling her col
"Why, this gentleman said so," said
the clerk.
"I didn't," protested the New Yerker.
"I said she was dark. She's a brunette."
"Oh, brunette!" observed the clerk.
"I see. You are from the north, aren't
you? Down here when we say light
we mean white, and dark means col
ored. Here's the license. One dollar,
"Cheap enough, too, with the infor
mation thrown in," said the groom to
the New Yorker as they took the li
cense and went away. "I wonder if
they'd call a mulatto striped?"
Alaska as a Hunting Ground.
Doubtless Alaska will be fori long be
come a favorite hunting ground for
sportsmen that are content with noth
ing less than primitive natUrV. The
Journey to the coast of Alaska, is no
onger a serious matter, and, while the
interior is still difficult to reach, It haft
an agreeable summer cllmnt£, knd la
no worse region for camping than
many another frequented by hunters
and fishermen. The Indians axe good
and faithful guides, though vhey hi*TC
a way of eating up at a sitting the
sweets provided uy travelers for along
An Kagllsh View of It.
"What Is the cause of this Illumina
tion?" asked a traveling Englishman of
the waiter of an hotel in a German
town. "Her royal highness the grand
duche&s has just become thp mother of
a grand ducal Infant," replied th©
Walter. "Is that so?" responded tie
Pnglislvman, taking out his note book.
"I must make a note of that." He
writes: "Whenever the city is illumi
nated the grand duchess becomes the
mother of a grand ducal infant!" f and
then says: "That's very Interesting,
EnfAftd. tisfll
Mrs. Hlcks—l can hardly afford to
pay twenty dollars a month-
Bridget Broket—So the girl next
door told me.
Mrs. Ilicks—Did she? Her mistress
told lier that. When can you cOtne/-*
N. Y. World.
An Exceptional Cafe.
"What makes you think the bill will
"I dyp't think it, I know it. Why.
there are influences working for that
bIU that 3'ou ucver heard of."
"And yet they say money talks."-*
Brooklyn Life.
Asklilg the Imposslbfe-
Scrvant—There's no coal, and th<
fires are going out.
Mistress—Dear me! Why didn't you
toll mo before?
Servant —I couldn't tell you there
was no coal, mum, when there was coal.
- N. Y. Weekly.
She Follows Fashion-
Mrs. Porker—Our frieud Mrs. Lake
side is a very devoted follower of fash
Mrs. Feathers—Yes, I notice she is
always a season behind. —Harper's Ba
Mmlll* Rlmlllbas.
They found a man who drugged
And robbed wai suffering In pain;
They called a doctor, and the man
Wai drugged and robbed again.
—Detroit Tribune
The N»ed of It Is Appreciated b; All
Experienced Growers.
The need of thoroughly thinning
peaches (as also plums and other fruitq
nas often been" pointed out. It is well
appreciated by all experienced grower!
and practiced by the best of them.
How to do it in the most expedition!
manner is the great question. Some
growers we know of Just knock off ft
portion of the half-grown specimen!
with a pole. This Is a quick, although
perhaps a somewhat rude apd rough
method. At any rat*, it is better thafi
leaving an exoessir* number of speci
mens on the tree- Others go over th<
®>es and oarefully remove a portion (A
e fruit by hand, leaving the remain*
ing specimens, as near as practicable,
ai even distances apart. The claim il
that it will take lefcs time to nick oij
and drop the specimens now. • ' ift
erwards gather the line : nd ! tit
Which was left at the ir ii,',
than gather the whole .1
Ana all of only medium r or
sue. Growers oertain'v li:. ti.U
double picking by far th- -: c ~j. t-
There seems to be a clo * " =*' i
between pruning anil ♦ .j- na
ture thins by pruning. Overloaded limb)
gften break off, somctimw before fh£
fruit comes to maturity, aomctimei
when the fruit is ripening. In one
Case the remaining fruit may hatfi
Some benefit of if! in the other, thf
tree will not be in shape to set S3
heavily another year. This method djf
thinning is uncouth in the extremf,
and not half as etfedtt** as we call
make it by judicious pruning by <SWt
own hand.
Many varieties of peaches, especially
the earlier ones, are straggling grow*
ers. Their general character is shown
m Fig. 1 of the aocompanylng sketch.
The fruit grows mostly near the enffl
pa CS*D.
of the long and slender limbs, bending
them low down, ahd perhaps breaking
many. To thin the fruit on suoh a tre»
we have hardly any choice, but mult
resort to the pole and knocklng-ofl
Such trees need heading back, more
or less, every year. Thm we obtain 5
tree like that shoWn in Fig. 5. On thg
unpruned tree, Fifl. 1, the fruit groWs
mostly outside of an imaginary clnjHT
(Indicated by dotted lines), while tftfl
properly pruned tree has its fruit most
ly inside of a similar imaginary clrctf, (
On the one the fruit is crowded to tfitl'
outside, and will remain small and In®
perfect. On the otker the fruit sets U1
over the inside of the trfce, and if there
be any undue crowding on account Of
excessive fruit setting, the excess cifi
easily be removed by hand, as we c&fl
reach every fruit on the tree eithef
from the ground or from ft short
ladder. It is only occasionally, how
ever, that much thlnciug will be re
quired on tree, Fig. 8, and yet this will,
bear the fairest fruit and give the most
profit.—American Gardening.
Yorxo shade trees should be trimmed
into shape the first few years afttfr
having been set out.
WHEX the energies of a tree are de
voted to the making of wood it £&nnot
be expected to do much in prodaclilff
PICK off all the blossoms that may
appear on young strawberry plants sftt
out this year; fruiting will injure the
BY securing a strong, vigorous growth
early in the season the plants will be fh
a much better condition to withstand
MAXY apple trees are too full Of
twigs, which form a dense m 148,
through which the sun and air canndt
RASPBERRIES and blackberries are
hardier if planted On light sanely
loam; to secure fine fruit it is alwayS
beat to mulch in July.
FOB bagging grapes, get ordinary
two-pound paper bags, such as are used
by grocers; clip the lower corners, SO
as to allow any water that may entet
to escape, slip ovet the bunches of
grapes and pin the edges together.
IF any signs of blight are seen on the
pear or plum trees or yellows On J.JIB
peach trees, cut off all infected cfr dis
eased wood, wash the cut with
oil soap; also the knife er saw wltn
which the cut was made; otherwise thS
disease may be transmitted from 6t>H
tree to another.
TRAIN up the branches of grape vines
and the young canew of blackberry and
raspberry in the way it Is desired t6
have them grow. The more perfectly
this can be done in the early stages of
growth the better. —fet. Loft is ReptJl*
now to Cultivate Mu»k Melons.
To secure the best results, musk mel
ons should be grown in a light, rich,
sandy soil. After all danger from frost
is past and when the ground is warm
and dry, plant in hills from four to sit
feet apart each way, with si* to tvteltfe
seeds in a hilL When up and all datf
ger of insects has passed, pull out all
but three. Cultivate thoroughly until
the is covered bv the vinfcs, afld
pinch off the ends to induce early fruit.
Sift ashes or lime Oter the vines, wh<Sb
the dew is on, to prevent the attacks
of insects.
Tbwy Acr««d with Milton.
Said Ego Tistic: "I've forbidden mj!
wife to take up French. I tell her
Milton said: 'One tongue'* enough lor a
"Yes," groaned Hen peek, "and con
sider how the English vocabulary has
enlarged since then."—Truth.
No llarm Intended.
Pastor lt would surprise you to
know how much counterfeit money wa
receive in the contribution boxes in the
course of a year.
Thoughtless Friend—l suppose soj
How do you manage to work it all off?
One Boot foe Many.
Head Surgeon at the Hospital—l
tell you, my good woman, that yotrf
son will be compelled to have his leg
taken off-
Anxious Mother- Oh, dear! Th€s
what can I do with his other boot£—*
Das Neue Blatt.
DlscussluK an Engagement.
"I'm afraid he wjll find it difficult t<s
get along with Maud. She is pevei;
satisfied unless she is picking flaws In
"Well, she ought not to be disap
pointed in him."— Brooklyn Life.
Slow Progress.
"Did you look at that little bill I lfift
yesterday, sir?" said a collector to a
member of congress.
"Yes," was the reply. "It has p&SSsj|
first reading.TO Ti>WCS-