Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 09, 1896, Image 1

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Silver Ware Free!
Handsome triple plated hand engraved Teapots, Cakestands. 1 ruit
stands, Butters, creams, Spoon holders, molasses, sugars, casturs.
Porcelain and alarm clocks and other articles both ornamental and
useful. Call in and inspect the ware.
Purchase you overcoat for Men, Boys and Children. Suits, Pants, (
Hats, Capes, Undfcrwear, Shirts, Collars, Cufts. Ties, Suspenders,,
Gloves, Mits, Overalls, Jackets, Sweaters, Umbrellas, Trunks Valises,.
Telescopes, Watches. Chains, Charms, Rings, Pins, Brushes, Pocket
and Bill-books,Purses,etc. and when your purchase amounts to sls -
00 you get your choice of any of the above articles.
Our Stock is complete,
And Styles correct.
Quality the best.
And prices the lowest.
No 121. N.Main St, BUTLER, I 3 A
Two Ways of Selling Shoes,
One wayBSS-The other way BBrB
"The Other Way" is HUSELTON'S Way.
Beside# comfort, there is economy in One lot Women's Rubber Boots at 75c
. . . . m'cuTTnv't! Hp One lot Boys' dl \ ouths 75c & $1.25
buying shoes at HUSELTON S. He Arctics at Bsc
buys direct from manufacturers, paying >j en ' s Rubber Boots at $2, $2.25, #2.50
cash for them at lowest prices. HUSEL- Men's Wool Boots with Rubbers $1 .60
TON is able to sell to the consumer shoes the best ever offered for the money,
at same price that wholesalers sell to the Boys' Wool Boots and Rubbers at...#1.35
r Women's Rubbers at 20c
etal,er - . Women's Buckle Arctics at 75c
We have done a larger trade in Slip- Women's Fine Shoes, pat. tip, but.
pers and Boots and Shoes this season, Women's Heavy Shoes at 65c, 75c, 85c
and, considering the weather, far larger Misses' and Children's Shoes heavy
, t s , _ . , , at 45c, 50c, 65c and 75c
than we expected. Our prices and styles Qur IJne of Enamel> Calf> Pat . leather
were right—this is what did it. Men's Shoes are not equaled in Butler.
The balance of our Holiday Slippers Prices are reduced in all the lines all over
wilKall be closed at 25 per cent off for- t^le house to close,
mer price for cash.
The only place in Butler where you can get Footweer at these prices and find
all widths and sizes and styles strictly up-to-aate is at
Opposite Hotel Lowry,
B. C. Huselton.
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The place to buy
etc, is at
w. H .O'Brien & Son's
107 East Jefferson Street.
Harness Shop!
Harness of all Kinds Made to Order.
Repairing a Specialty,
No. xll East Cunningham St., - - BUTLER, A
(The old Times Office.)
JEWELRY } GOld Plnß - Kar KmKSI R cl?aU Bracelets. Etc.
SILVERWARE} ££ EyerytulDg
ROD6E3 BROS. 1874 } KNIVES - FORKS> BH, °T n KW. plate.
No. 139, North Main St, B JTLEB,|PA.,
THE QULSTION is after, asked, What Faint shall v.v tiqe?
THE ANSWER : If you are looking (or
capacity, wearing qualities, general appearance, and
your money's worth, you must buy
Own Most, Looks Best, Wears Longest, Most Economical, Full Measure.
Our prices are for "best goods" first, hst and all
the time We are in the business to stay and
anu»HK*. s - w - * Bta y» Wllh
J. C. REDICK, 109 N. riain St.
For any 50 and 75c hat!
For any SI.OO, $i .25 or $1.50 hat!
Trimmed Hats
Half Price'
M. F. & M. MARKS,
113 to 117 S. Main St. Butler Pa.
B. B.
SILKS • • .
Black Damas that are so much beyond
the usual in style and quality for the
1 money that everyone who sees tha goods
' or samples will buy—23 inches wide
extra lieavy and the price is f 1.25.
Another lot of Silks —Black Brocadi
with neat white strips % s°e Silks that
will tell their own story, and we'd like
to send every reader of this paper samples
of them, so they can see how this store
does the Silk business. A collection of
Silks for Waists, Reception and Wed
ding Gowns that are right up to the lat
est fashionable idea, on the same low
price basis that this store does all its sell
New re-assortments of Fine Black
Dress Goods have just come in—7sc,
51.00, jtr.2s to $2.50 the latest foreign
thing3—few, if any, stores bring out new
things as late in the season as we do, and
that's one of the reasons why we do it—
there are a lot of people who want nice
things now, just as much so as earlier in
the season, and we propose to sec that
they get them, and at right price" so as
to make friends for this store.
Got in some new Novelty Good Goods
and Suiting— 75c, |i.oo and £1.50, that
you'll be glad to know about, and we're
letting out some other lines that are good,
and nice, and correct as to style, but not
newly arrived like the above, at very
much less than their actual value —both
black and colored. Write our Mail Order
Department to send you samples of the
special values at 50c and 75c, and you'll
tee fine Dress Goods that will surprise
vou—style, quality and price considered.
We're always glad to send samples.
Boggfe &Buhl,
Jury List for Jan. Term.
List of Traverse Jurors drawn.this !Uh day
of December 1895 to serve as Traverse Ju
rors at a special term of Court commencing
on the third Monday of January 18iX>, the
same being the 20th of said month.
Breailen W J, Sunbury boro, merchant
Brown Phil, Middlesex twp, farmer
Brown R 11, Forward twp, farmer
Black ilatthew G, Forward twp, farmer
Bingham S B, HarrisviHe boro, merchaut
Braden J A, Oonnoq twp, farmer
Burkbalter A P, Butler sth ward, agent
C'ocbran Robert, Venango twp, farmer
Dickey L M, Butler sth ward, janitor
Dindinger George. Lancaster, t'aamer
Fleming Robert, Buffalo twp, farmer
Forister I) W, Muddycreek twp, farmer
Frazier Thomas, Saxonburg boro, oil pro
Forsythe A E, Adsms twp, tool dresser
Graham W J, Fairyiew boro, pumper
Gilliland W J, Adams twp, merchant
Grohman Ed, Butler 4th ward, druggist
llall L A, Butler 4th ward, carpenter
Kauffman Adams IWD. farmer
Karns James R, Butler twp, auctioner
Kelly J A, (Jentreville boro, laborer
Lardert-r Jacob, Lancaster twp, merchant
Logan D 11, Jefferson twp, farmer
Meals George, Washington twp, farmer
Murphy John. Buffalo twp, farmer
Maban Shal'er, Middlesex twp, farmer
Maban Ross, Middlesex twp. larraer
Nichlas Con, Connoq twp, merchant
Peffer Wes'ley, Harmony boro. clerk
Poller ffinP, Lancaster twp, fanner
Rice Samuel, Forward twp, farmer
Ramsey Baxter, Cranbury twp, farmer
Rimer John, Butler 4th ward, gent
Shira Robert 0, Washington twp, farmer
Sowash S J, Slipperyrock twp, farmer
Stevenson James, Franklin twp, farmer
Shoup George, Centre twp, farmer
Taylor W A, Butler 2nd ward, laborer
Titley J W, Millerstown boro, oil producer
Thoirpson W B, Cherry twp, farmer
Thompson D M, Fairview twp, fanner
Taylor S J, Erady twp, farmer
Wittee W H, Buffalo twp, merchant
Watson J N, Centreville boro, marble cut
White W S, Karns City, laborer
Weigle Wm. Evans City,"painter
Walksr John, Clinton twp, farme.-
Zehner Chas, Jackson twp, farmer
By all means use at once, soon
as soreness is felt in the throat,
something that will act direct
ly on the throat, counteract
disease and effect a cure, for
common sore throat, sort
throat with scarlet fever, and
every throat affection. The
most successful and thorough
ly tested remedy, is ARM
QUINSY DROPS. Praised and
recommended by all that
know them, because they
positively will cure sore throat.
A special and a success —SOLD
is wrapped aronnd every bot
cough Syrup you ever used,
small doses, grand results, ask
your Druggist.
Hotel Willard.
"Reopened and now ready jfor the
coaatniiuioi of tho tray eling pub
Everything in first-class style.
M H BROOKS, Clerk.
Hotel Butler
J. H. FAUBEL, Prop'r.
This house has been thorough
ly renovated, remodeled, and re
fitted with new furniture and
carpets; has electric bells and al
other modern conveniences foi
guests, and is as convenient, and
desirable a home for strangers a*
can be found in Butler, Pa.
Elegant sample room for use c
ooimercial me 3
R.* L. Kiikpatrick, Optician and Jewele
Hl'uurt House, Butler. Pa., trraduate
La Port *i*fuiofloti ltuutut«.
Weak and Weary
Because of a depleted condition of the
blood. The remedy ia to be found in
purified, enriched and vitalized blood,
which will be given by Hood' 9 Sarsapa
rilia, the great blood purifier. It will
tone the stomach, create an appetite aad
give renewed strength. Remember
Hood s Sarsapariiia
Is the only true blood purifier prominent
ly in the public eye today. 51; six for f5.
Hood's Pills uou. l*nc« cei-'i '
01. iv stock tablfs are
iil'cd with every new style
and every becoming design
in the materials of Cloths
dom, that good form
demands, and good taste
can suggest.
IT is not our go
alone that are attractive.
Our low prices add to the
combination. That is why
are our best customers.
WK don't irv how cheap
we can make clothes (that
is easy) but how good we
can make them to give
you the best value poss
ible at 'the least possible
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THjorou jfj prot©eti©K) exj
(x> Ho Irrltatneir?
fitting oo
AO m Jwarvs Hysjs @H?ie
All grade of underwear at very
low prices.
Largest stock of hats and
furnishings for gentleman in the
country. An inspection will prove
this to any ones satisfacture.
Colbert & Dale.
242 S. Main St., Butler. Penn'p.
Is still the talk of the town, noth
ing but the most
favorable comments
on our method of doing business.
Our Customers DELIGHTED.
IVc Aim to Please. We sell
goods only for cash.
One price to all. It
will do you good to
see our line of $7,
sS,s9,s 10,$ 12,$ 10&$2O Overcoats
120 S. MAIN ST.,
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Stationary and
Art Goods
241 S. Main St.
Butler Pa.
T l T ei i lori r\a Co.
Butler, Pa.
Original Low Priced Tailors and
Perfect Fitters.
Pants to order.. $ 3.00 to SIO.OO
Suits to order. .$15.00 to $50.00
Overcoats to order
Prompt work and fit guaranteed.
Give us a call.
The Fisii Tailoring Co.,
Opp.North side rt House Butler PaJ
Seek who will for slurry Jove,
Mysteries cl th "
O'er the sv.-r-t spectrum po»e,
Oatherr'd from tho ny.
&CC4I6M 1
Ot tho skv;
Give me \vhat tho graasca say
Whispering down the summer day.
Search who lists the unfathuiued deep
Fur below the laughing waves.
Wistful what the ages keep
Safely hid on ooeoa caves.
Saught I care
What they bear;
Tell mo what the* bubbles hynin,
Dancinf* on the billow's brim.
Turn 'ifbo long» the dusty scroll,
of a vanished age.
Bee-k what fired the hero a goal,
Kerred his arm or dulled his rag*.
What luiriro
Never W <*;
Give Jno but the faithful chart
bt roy comrade's loving heart.
—Sai/.uel Mtnturn P>vlt in Ik.iton Transeript.
"Don Basilic, play us a tune on ihe
oornct, and wo will dance. It is cmgl
here under tho treofli'
"Yes, yes, Dou Batiiio, play some
thing. ''
"Bring him the cornet Joaquin is
practicing with."
"It is not a very good one, but you'll
play for us, will you not, Don Basilio?"
"You won't?"
"But why?"
"Because I don't know-how."
"He doesn't know how! Did you ever
seo such a hypocrite?"
"Come, come, Don Basilio. Why, we
know you've been leader of a military
"And that nobody could play the cor
net like yourself"—
"And that you have a pension from
the government"—
"Well, yes, it's the truth. I have been
a musician in my time, and the cornet
was the instrument I played. But it is
also true that years ago I gave my cor
net away to a poor player in need of one
and since that time have not so much as
hummed a tune."
"What a pity!"
"Ob, bnt this afternoon you must play
for us."
"Remember it is my birthday, grand
papa. "
"And here is the cornet at hist."
"Now let's have a pretty tune."
"A waltz!"
"No, a polka!"
"No, no; a fandango, a fandango—
our national dance."
"Don't bother me, children. Have I
not said that I cannot play?"
"But why can't you?"
"Because I've forgotten the way, and
because, moreover, I have vowed never
to learn again."
"To whom did you make this vow,
"To myself, to a dead friend and to
your poor mother, my daughter. "
All the bright, childish faces grew sad
upon hearing these words.
"Oh, if you only knew at what cost 1
learned to play the cornet!" continued
the old man.
"The story! The story!" exclaimed
the children. "Tell us the story."
"Well, yes," said Don Basilio, "it is
really a story worth telling. Listen, and
you shall judge for yourselves whether
I can or cannot play for you today."
And seating himself under a tree, sur
rounded by the wondering children, he
told them the story of how he learned
to play the comet. Let us listen to Don
«w«- • . •
It is now 1? years ago that our belov
ed Spain was shaken by civil war. Car
los and Isabel disputed the crown, and
our countrymen, divided in two fac
tions, shed their blood in fratricidal con
I had in those days a friend named
Ramon Gomez, cavalry lieutenant in
the same battalion, one of the best
hearted fellows I have ever known. We
were educated together; together we
left college; together had we passed
Jnany happy days, and together we were
ready to die for liberty. Oh, I can truly
say that ho was more attached to the
iiberal canse than any of us, and his
loyalty was never questioned. Yet, even
so, a certain injustice committed by our
chief, one of those abuses of authority
that wreck the most honorable career,
made the cavalry lieutenant desert the
ranks of his fellow soldiers, the friend
leave his friend, the liberal abandon his
cause for tnat of a hated faotion, the
subordinate x desire to kill his superior
Neither my warnings nor my entreat
ies availed to dissuade him from this
rash sten. It was a thing decided. He
would cnange the helmet for the cap,
despising as he did the rebels and their
At that time we found ourselves in
the principality of , three miles
from the enemy. It was tho night in
which Ramon was to desert—a cheer
less evening, cold and wet, on the eve
of a battle. At midnight Ramon enter
ed my tent. I was asleep.
"Basilio," he whispered in my ear.
"Who'sthere?" I asked, waking with
a start.
"It is L Goodby. "
"You are going already?"
1 "Yes. Goodby. " And ho grasped my
hand. "Listen," he continued. "If to
morrow there is a great battle, as is the
rumor, and we come face to face in it"—
"1 know, I know," I interrupted.
"We are friends."
"Good. Wo clasp hands and fight aft
erward. I shall die tomorrow surely,
but not until I have fought my way to
the side of the lieutenant colonel. As
for you, Basilio, do not expose yourself.
Glory is but a japor."
"And life?"
"Well said. Make yourself a com
mandant. The pay is not ethereal—
that is, not till one has smoked it away.
Ah, but all that has now ended for me."
"What melancholy thoughts 1" I cried,
not without a sinking at the heart. "To
morrow wo shall survivo the battle."
"Well, if this be so, let us now ap
point a meeting place.''
"In the hermitage of St. Nicholas at
1 o'clock tomorrow night. Ho who is
?iot there by that time shall be given up
or 4ead bv the other. Is it agreed' - "
"Well, then, goodby."
We embraced affectionately and part
ed, Ramon disappearing under shelter
Of tho darkness.
* • • • • •
As we had, expected, the rebels- at
tacked us the following day. Tho action
was a bloody one and lasted from 3
O'clock in the afternoon until nightfall.
About 5 o'ejock my battalion was rough
ly set upon by a party of by
Ramon. Ho then wore the uniform and
decorations of * commandant and on his
head was tho white cap of tho Carlists.
I ordered my company to Are upon Ra
mon's forces. He retaliated, and soon
ouy battalions wore eugaged in a band
to hand struggle. Wo were victorious,
and Ramon Was forced to retreat with
the scattered rompants of his band, not.
however, before he had slain with his
own hand' our lieutenant colonel, who
opposed a desperate but vain resistance
t6 the fury of bis antagonist.
Toward Minset the fortunes of war
turned agalns# ns and part of my unfor
tunate company wns, with myself, cut
off from tho iuuty body apd forced to
burrondeP 1 Yjfftij to th§
nme miaaeot . th£ Carlists
then occupied, and as the war was with
out; quarter on their side I expected to
be immediatelv put to death.
While confined, disheartened and
weary, in the village jail I heard the
hour of 1 ring out, tho time for my
meeting with Ramon. I asked for my
friend and was told, "Ho is a hero—
killed a lieutenant colonel with his own
hand—but ha must undoubtedly have
perished in tho last, hours of the battle. "
"Why do you think so?" I asked.
•"Because he has not yet come back
to camp and those ho commanded can
giro no account of him."
Oh, what I suffered that night! But
one hopo remained to comfort me—that
Ramon was still awuiting mo at the her
mitage and for this reason had not re
turned. "How troubled he M ill bo when
ho finds I do not eume!" I said to my
self. "He will believe me dead, and,
indeed, am I very far from being so?
My last hour cannot now be far dis
tant. " At daybreak a chaplain entered
tho prison. My companions in misery
were sleeping.
"Death?" I exclaimed upon seeing
the priest.
"Yes," ho replied softly
"Now?" I asked.
"No; within three hours."
A few minutes later my fellow pris
oners had awakened. Bobs, cries and
blasphemies filled tho prison.
Everyman about to die usually has
one idea that is ever present in Uis
thoughts and to which he clings. So it
was with me, and weakness, fever, or
madness, I know not which, filled my
mind with thoughts of my friend—of
Ramuii living, of Ramon dead, of Ra
mon waiting for me in the hermitage,
of Ramon waiting for me in heaven—
and so powerfully had these ideas taken
possession of my mind that I thought of
nothing else during those hours of agony.
They took off my captain's uniform
and wrapped mo in an old soldier's
cloak, placing upon my head the Carlist
cap. Thus I marched to my death with
my 10 companions in misery. One only
had been pardoned, and this because he
was a musician. The Carlists at that
time spared the lives of all musicians
on account of there being a great scarcity
of them in their battalions.
"And were you a musician, Don Ba
silio? Did you save yourself by that?"
exclaimed his hearers with one breath.
"No, ray children," responded the
veteran. "I then knew nothing of mu
sic. ''
Well, the execution squad drew up in
line and we were placed facing it. I
was No. 11 in the row—that is to say,
I should be the eleventh to die. Then I
thought of my wife and my child—of
you and -your poor mother, my daugh
ter 1
The firing began. Those awful death
volleys maddened me. As my eyes were
bandaged I could not see my compan
ions fall one by one. I wished to count
the discharges so as to be üble to prepare
Siyself for tho last moment, but at tho
third or fourth volley I lost count. Ob,
the eoho of those shots will reverberate
in my heart and brain forever as they
rang out that fatal day I Atone moment
they were a thousand leagues away;
the next, their thunder seemed to peal
within my very ear. And the volley con
"Now!" I thought. Tho 6harp report
followed, and I was still alive.
"This will be it!" I said, and then I
felt myself seized by the shoulder and
dragged out of the ranks, while voices
sounded in my ears. I fell unconscious
to the ground, the last thought that
passed through my mind being that I
bad been shot and was dying.
Afterward it seemed tome that I was
atictujcU uu uij piiauu cut.. X nulr
raised myself and looked around me,
trying to pierce the darkness with my
eyes. A shadow more obscure than the
others appeared to detach itself and
bend over me. It had the outline of a
tnau. My lips murmured mechanically
the name of him who bad been so much
In my thought*.
"What is it?" replied the shadow.
I shuddered. "My God!" I ex
claimed. '' Can Ibe in the other world ?''
"No," replied the same voice.
"Ramon, you still live?"
"And I"
"Where am I? This is not the her
mitage of St. Nicholas and I still a
prisoner, or has it all been a dream?"
"No, Basilio, you have not been
dreaming. Listen:
"As you know, yesterday I killed the
lieutenant colonel in fair fight. After
ward, mad with the excitement of the
battle, I went on fighting desperately
until the close of tho action. Then, as
the moon rose, I thought of you and of
our appointment, and directed my steps
to the old hermitage, with tho intention
of awaiting you there. It was about 10
o'clock when I arrived; so, as the hour
agreed upon was 1, I lay down to sleep.
At the stroke of 1, I awoke with a start
to find myself alone. Two, three, four,
th 6 hours rang out, and still you did not
come. Without doubt, I said to my-
Eilx, be is dead, apd with a heavy
oart I set out at daybreak for the rebel
camp. All had given me up for lost, so
I was received with joy and the general
showered distinction upon me.
''Afterward I learned that some pris
oners were to be executed that morning.
A presentiment filled my mind. 'Can
Basilio be among them?' I thought. I
ran toward the place of execution. The
soldiers of the firing squad had already
taken their position. I heard the report
of the rifles as they rang out in volleys
on the still morning air. At length I
reached the scene and threw my eyes
rapidly along the line of victims, but
can see nothing. Anguish blinds me;
fear unnerves me. At length I distin
guish you but two places removed from
that of death! What is to be done? I go
mad, give a shout, breakthrough the line
of soldiers, and rush to your side, and,
flinging my arms around you, exclaim
" 'This one, no! This one, no, my
"The general who was in charge of
the execution and who knew me so fa
vorably by my behavior in the previous
day's battle asked curiously:
" 'Why? Is ho a musician?'
"That word was for me what it
would be for a man born blind to sud
denly see the sun in all its splendor.
The light of hope fell on my eyes and
dazzled them.
" 'Musician!' I cried. 'Yes, yes, my
general. A musician, a great musician !'
" 'What instrument does he play?'
inquired the general.
" 'The—the —er—that is—why, of
course, the cornet! He plays the cor
net 1'
" 'Are we in need of a cornet player?'
said he, turning to the leader of tho
bund. Five seconds, five eternities, be
fore tho answer came:
" 'Yes, general; one is needed.'
" 'Well, then,'continued the general,
'remove that man from the ranks and
let tho executions proceed at once.'
"Theu I caught you in my arms and
brought you here."
Scarcely had Ramon ceased speaking
when I arose, trembling, and between
laughter and tears embraced him, say
"I owe my life to you.'
"Hardly that," replied Ramon.
"What do you mean?" I exclaimed.
"Can you play the cornet?" he asked.
"Then you do not owe me your life;
rather it is that 1 have compromiFed
my own safety without securing yours.''
i f ale a> v.lrttulffin&ggU .uitiiia,' 0 "
"And music, he continued, "do yon
know anything of that?"
"Very little. Yen will remember
what they tanght ns in college. "
"Little, indc««l, or, better sa.d, u.jilt
ing, ' 1 replied Ramon. "Y 1 will die,
witiiont the slightest donbt, and I also
as a traitor. Ju.-,t think of it! In Isdayt>
the band to which yon belong is to btt
"Fifteen days!"
"Neither more nor less. Anil us yua
not be able to take your place in it
Uoi ' ' 11 not work a miracle) wa
shall bom .
"To put you ' I cried.
"Von, for my Fake; lor yn
have risked your life to save! Ah, lr ,iv
en will not permit it. Within 15 days I
shall learn to play the cornet!"
Ramon burst into a THagh
What moro shall I say, 111,1 children?
In lo days—oh, power of the human
will—in 15 clays, with their 15 nights—
for I slept no more than nature com
pelled iu half a month—in 15 day:i I
had learned to play the comet.
What days thoc;o were I Ramon and I
left camp early each morning and passed
hours with a musician who came from
a neighboring villago to teach me
Escape 1 I can read this thought in
your eyes. Ah, nothing moro impossi
ble. I was a prisoner. They never re
laxed their •vigilance, and Ramon did
not wish to escape without me.
It seems to me now as if in nil that
time I could neither ea" 11c . «l>jcp nur
think of aught save my cornet. I was
insane, iind music was my m. nomania.
I was resolved to learn, untl I did.
And if I had been dumb I should have
spoken; and paralytic, I should have
walked; and blind, should have seen—
because I willed it.
Oh, the will answers for all. Resolu
tion is power. Children, learn this great
truth—to will is to achieve.
I saved thus my life and that of my
friend. But I went mad, and my mad
ness was the art I had learned. It might
be said that in three years the cornet
never left my hand. Do re mi-fa-sol-la
si—behold my world during that time.
But Ramon did not abandon me. To
gether we emigrated to France, and
there I continned my playing. The cor
net was myself—it seemed to ring iu
my mouth. The people, the notabilities
in tho art, all gathered to Liear me. It
was a wonder, a marvel. The cornet
leemed to yield to my fingers; it became
elastic; it moaned; it wept; it cried
aloud; it imitated the birds, tho wild
beasts, the human sob—
Thus passed two years more. At the
end of that time Ramon died. Gazing
upon my friend's dead body, I recovered
my reason, and when, then in my right
mind, I one day took up the cornet and
tried to play, I found to my astonishment
that the power had left me.
Will you now ask me to play a tune
for your dance?— From the Spanish in
Chicago Tribune.
An Excellent Vegetable.
Young bamboo sticks make an excel
lent vegetable, particularly with the
sauce generally given with asparagus.—
Washington Post.
A ReJ 11 venator.
(Mem: There's a baby in the house
and a bottle of milk has been placed t»
First Weary Wanderer —Well, Jim
my, an how does it taste?
Second Weary Wanderer (in ecstasy)
—Don't speak ter me, Tom; it takes me
bock 30 years! (Fall* asleep croonin b
"I wonld I wuz a boy agin 1") —Truth.
Fair Play.
Comment by Referee—Youse felleys
makes mo tired. This ain't no waltz
quadrille, and I ain't callin no fancy
figures neither. If you don't fight
squarer, I'll chew both of you.—Life.
Too Lonff.
Lady—lf you will send the parcel at
once, I shall be ever indebted to you.
Tradesman—Bift our tex*ms are cash
on delivery, madam.—Sheffield Tele
Modified Convictions.
"I think I will have a special bicycle
sermon next Sunday."
"Why, only a few Sundays ago yon
preached a sermon denouncing the
"Yes, but since then nearly every one
In the parish has bought one."—Life.
L B rlii^
Wife—lf I had known before we were
jnarried that yon KW« re so, I never wonld
(Lave married you.
The Busband —(sadly)—That's what
comes of being a hypocrite. —Life.
DU« ov«*ry Iltaa Alcohol Nall.lW-% the Ef
fect of the roUan.
Ou May 4, about 1 30 o'clock
p. m., Mr». X., while dining, quarreled
with her husband, rushed up stairs and
swallowed an ounce of liquid carbolic
acid with suicidal intent. Mr. X. fol
lowed his wife in less than 1 o minntes,
to find her lying on the flo.jr iu a deep
sleep, from which lie cuuM not reu.-e
her. He noticed an empty I ttle on the
bureau labeled earbolie acid and reccg
tiizcd its odor thr. agh the room.
Medical aid was immediately sum
moned, when two physicians promptly
responded, made a liunied examination
of the condition and surroundings of
tho patient, who was in a profound stu
por, with pupils contracted to pin
points, injected atropine t • antagonize
the poison stippo«ed to have been taken
and then used ih" stomach pump
Demulcents—such as olive oil, glyc
erin, etc. and llmowater and sul
phuric acid were also administered with
the .-toiuach pump übout thi > tune, and
an effort was made 10 \\ aken the pa
tient with the faradio current, but
without result Mrs X. v. as now allow
ed to remain undisturbed until fl:80 p.
m., when an attempt to restore her to
consciousness succeeded. On first awak
ening she WUJ dazed, rambled and was
unable to realize her position for a few
tninutes, but soon rallied nnd answered
questions readily. When asked what she
had used, without hesitation she replied
carbolic acid and whisky, and that she
experienced but little pain or burning
sensation and declared she slept sound
ly, having pleasant dreams.
With the exception of slight nausea
and depression of spirits for a few days
she suffered little or no more inconven
ience and made a rapid and satisfac
tory convalescence, and has enjoyed ro
bust health ever since.
The slight corrosive action and free
dom from pain experienced on the pres
ent occasion proved the value of her ex
periments and suggests a new and effi
cient plan of treatment in carbolic acid
poisoning. A mixture of equal parts of
carbolic acid and alcohol may be pour
ed over the back of the hand, leaving
scarcely a trace of corrasivc action if
promptly washed off with alcohol. The
white stain caused by the liquid carbol
ic acid can be removed by the immedi
ate and continued application of alco
hol. In the case of a young man who
came to my office suffering from intense
itching caused by a spider bite I applied
liquid carbolic acid, which stained the
skin white. This application was left
on tho affected part until it caused se
vere pain, when it was thoroughly re
moved with alcohol, followed by the ap
plication of a pad of absorbent cotton
saturated with aloohol.
By this means the stain was removed
and pain relieved until heat was felt in
the pad, when both stain and pain dis
appeared. The heated pad was now dis
carded and replaced by one of a similar
kind, freshly prepared, when stain and
pain vanished a second time, to return
with heat in tho pad. This phenomenon
oontinued a 6 long as heat developed in
the pad and ceased when it was no lon
ger evolved. The only result besides re
lieving the itching was an intense red
ness of tho skin over the affected area,
which disappeared in a few days, at
tended by desquamation of the cuticle.
This case also affords a strikiug illus
tration of the re.semblanco iu the symp
toms produced to carbolic acid and opi
um poisoning. The diagnostic feature
in the present case was the quiet and
regular breathing.
Alcohol, apart from its power as an
iratidotc, if required as a stimulant In
the majority of cases of carbolic acid
poisoning, to combat tiie intense depres
sion usually experienced, and it would
therefore appear as if alcohol wore a
true antidote in carbolic acid poisoning.
—Medical Record.
Since A. D. 1810.
Bom in 1819, her majesty has, of
course, passed the period allowed by the
psalmist as tho average for earthly en
joyments and sorrows. The world into
which she was born was troublous;
memories of Waterloo were still fresh;
Napoleon Bonaparte was still alive, and
a prisoner; capital punishment was
awarded for almost any offense; the
wager of battle was still unrepealed;
riots prevailed all over the country;
Lord Edward Fitzgerald was under at
tainder ; Sir Charles Wolseley was in
dicted in Chester; John Cam Hobhonse
was committed to Newgate by speaker's
warrant for a pamphlet disparaging tho
house of commons; tho Earl of Fitz
william was dismissed from the lord
lieutenancy of the West Riding; book
sellers were imprisoned for selling
Paine's "Age of Reason;" the country
was ringing with the news of the Peter
loo massacre, when the yeomanry fired
upon the mob, and Henry Hunt, the
chairman of tho meeting, coming up to
London for his trial, received an ova
Such was the stormy political world
into which the royal infant came. It
is edifying, though purposeless, to com
pare it with that of today. The task of
so doing can be accomplished by any
body, and shall not, at least, be at
tempted by me.—Gentleman's Maga
A Mystery of th© LAW.
In a case not 1,000 miles from Fort
Worth, After a killer was acquitted, the
wife of the victim brought a suit
against him and was promptly awarded
a considerable sum by way of damages.
Tho verdict was upheld by the supreme
court. Tho criminal law said tho slayer
was innocent. The civil law said he
was guilty. If the latter was wrong, he
was robbed of his sustenance.by tho law,
with the connivance of the supreme
court. —Fort Worth (Tex.) Gazette.
An Insect'd Anchor.
The synapta, a water insect, is pro
vided with an anchor the exact shape
of the anchor used by ships. By means
of this peculiar device the Insect holds
itself firmly in any desired spot.—Phil
adelphia Ledger.
IJettUia Glrard has been engaged by
Canary & Ledcrer for "Tho Lady Slavey."
Eva Vincent 'has been re-engaged by
WUl'iam Barry to play tho heavy rolo of
" Thfe Spray of Life" is the name of the
latest illusion performed hy Herrmann,
thp magiciajj.
Potter aijd Njo's 'Tho Stag Party" l>e-
Ipngs to the Category of "The Bathing
Ctlfl," "Tho Younger Son" and "Fanny."
A Pittsburg' paper declares Melbourne
ifftcDowcil tQ he tho handsomest leading
oh the ntiuje. Ho is more than that—
ho, is a good actor.
In "Mrs. Ponderbury's Past, " the new
play which Stuart Kobson has in re
hearsal, Mr. Rohsou will play tho part of a
henpockeil liusbahd.
Tho engagement of Cissy Fitzgerald
and "Tho Foundling" was so successful
at tho Garrlck, New York, that It has boon
extended two weeks.
Otis Skinner has not dropped Clyde
Fitch's "Ills Grace do Grammont" from
hjs repertory. He continues to give it
at Saturday matinees.
William Seymour is rehearsing, at tho
Tremont theater, Boston, "The Stringo
Adventures of Jnrk nnd the Beanstalk.
It is by H. A. Barnet.
Augustln Daly's production of ' The
Transit of Loo" was withdrawn very
quickly and Is now referred to as "The
Rapid Transit of Loo. "
Charles Frohman will Introduce the
horseless wagon to the stage. A \chicle
of thnt description will appear in the hotel
courtyard scene in "The Sporting Duch-
.W9I P V?T *'lt» tl_ 7»<ipqiinT
Bayert Car Jmnptn^,.
" **
•'I haven't much hair on my head " ;f
•aid Superintendent Mansfield of tn«
lndiananolis and Vinccnncs, "hut what
little I have was up iu the air like por
cupine quills this afh<rixx>tt. Several of
ns were coming down the Union tracks
as Na £O, the fa»t train ou the Indianap
olis division, was polling out.
"At Delaware street three tramps
were standing. By the time the train
reached that point it was going at a
lively rate Each uf the i ramps selected
a coach, and as the train rushod by
caught the Iron rod that extends under
the side of the car and swung beneath
the train in front of the tracks. Like
acrobats, they turned over the rod and
rested their feet on the brake beams,
and as the train rolled on settled down
for a ride. A single mistake, a slip of
the hand or the failure to place their
feet on tho brako beam, meant for thcin
a horrible death. I was so frightened
at their recklessness that 1 fairly lost
my breath. Experienced railroad man
that I am, I would act have attempted
such a feat for $ 1,000,000."
"That was a com men trick," said
Frank Lewis, formerly with the Union
Pacific Railway company. "I liavo had
a good deal of experience with tramps,
and there are few of them but risk their
lives daily on tho care. Tho '' time
tramps used to walk over the . ry
Up to date tramps ride. I >.. v. taken
them ont from beneath fh.' , k> the
engine. I have hauled them ) u the
brake beams of passenge: care, .nd a
favorite hiding place for them i; at the
top of the vestibule. On top of t.o cars
is a pleasant place during the summer,
but in winter they try to make them
selves as comfortable as passiblo. It ie
seldom that you hear of a tramp being
killed by the cars unless in a wreck. To
become an expert car jumper is one of
the first requisites of a tramp of the
first class. " —lndianapolis News.
Fire and Air.
The intimate relation between fire
and air was early recognized, seeing
that experience soon taught that air
was necessary for fire. The experiment
of burning a candle in a closed vessel,
now so familiar to every schoolboy, is a
very old one, and the influence of a
blast of air on a furnace had been prob
ably noticed from a very remote period.
By some it was affirmed to be the food
of fire, while by others the same belief
was embodied in the phrase, "Air nour
ishes fire. " Again it was long ago ob
served that niter, a substance well
known to the chemical philosophers of
the past, could produce intense ignition.
It was hence inferred that, since niter
possessed this property, it necessarily
followed that tho two substances resem
bled each other in composition. Accord
ing to Robert Boyle, the air contained
"volatile niter," while Lord Bacon held
that air contained a "volatile, crude
and windy spirit," and thunder and
lightning were supposed to be duo to
the presence of minute particles of this
niter diffused through the air.
The important bearing of such obser
vations is due to the fact that oxygen
gas, which is one of the chief constitu
ents of air and tho one to which it owes
ita power of supporting combustion, al
so forms the largest elementary constit
uent? of niter and is likewise the souroe
of the power possessed by that body of
.supportbig combustion.
The action of heat on metals in caus
ing them to lose their metallic luster
had also not escaped notice, and Cardan,
a philosopher who lived during the six
teenth century, in noticing the increase
in weight that load undergoes when
heated in air, attributed it to the gas in
the air which feeds flame and which re
kindles a body presenting an ignited
point.—Scottish Review.
The Dear Boy.
A newspaper man sat in the study of
the pastor of a swell Fifth avenue
church one Sunday night awaiting the
appearance of the clergyman. The par
son's 10-year-old son strolled in. He
was a very smart young gentleman in
deed. His collar and cravat were a tri
fle horsy. His loft hand was worn in
his trousers pocket in approved fashion.
There was a suggestion of blase interest
on his face as he scanned the visitor.
"Repotah, I believe?" he said at
•' Yes," said the newspaper man meek
"Fawthaw rarely sees repotahs on a
Sunday. Yonah business with him is—
aw—urgent, I presume"
"Very," answered the newspaper
Then there was another silence, the
gaze of the youngster making the visit
or feel somehow that reporters are a
very inferior lot indeed.
"You were at the horse show?" ven
tured the visitor.
"Yes," admitted the lad, with a sus
picion of a yawn. "Fouah or five times.
Got awfully tired of it, though."
"And,"said the newspaperman affa
bly, "I suppose you were interested in
the ponies?"
"I am not at all interested in ponies,"
he replied, and his tone was a distinct
check to further familiarity. "The hun
tahs were a pretty decent lot, as hun
tahs go. And the four-in-hands showed
fairly. But—aw —horses are but horses
aftah all, and one sees too many of
them, you know. Good evening. "
And a crushed newspaper man was
eitting alone.—'New York Journal.
One Peddler Silenced.
One of our says that in the
medicine business almost everybody
wants to sell and not to buy. For in
stance, a man cfimo into the store one
day and attached a machine like a cof
fee mill to fhe counter and began to
turn t}ie crq.uk.
"What's that?" asked the druggist,
nee actor.
"A machine to take the seeds out of
raisins that I'd like to sell you."
"Will it put them back again?"
The peddler gave a pitying look at
Mr. Lennox and marched out without
another word.—Hartford Post.
In the Ne&r Future,
Jonathan —I hate that Mr. Mary Ste
veiis Smith.
Mrs. Jonathan —Why, J-o-h-n!
John—Yes, I do! At our sewing cir
clo last night he actually had the audac
ity to ask how old I was.—New York
It is generally agreed that the n£W
members of congress have much to learn,
but will they make an effort to learn Uf—
Washington Star.
Men sometimes announce that thoy uro
out of a political race, when, as a mors
matter of fact, they have been in it only
in their minds.—Oil City r>errick. .
Major McKlnley rather thinks that this
effort to iraoe General Harrison's descent
from Pocahonta? is a sad scheme to swing
the Smith vote into line.- Boston Stand