Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 09, 1896, Image 2

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Silver Ware Free!
Handsome triple plated hand engraved Teapots, Cakestands, 1 ruit-
Stands, Butters, creams, Spoon holders, molasses, sugars, caM< is.
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. Underwear, Shirts, Collars, Cufls, 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.
L). .A.. HECK,
No 131. N.Main St, BUTLER, PA
Two Ways of Selling Shoes,
One lajßSHrThe other waySm
"The Other Way" is HUSELTON'S Way.
Besides comfort, there is economy in One lot Women's Rubber Boots at 75c
. . . . uT-cur rnv'H Hp One lot Boys' <sl Youths 75c & $1.25
buying shoes at HUSELTON S. He Arctics at Ssc
buys direct from manufacturers, paying >i en - 3 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...51.35
K Women's Rubbers at.. 20c
etailer. Women's Buckle Arctics at 75c
We have done a larger trade in Slip- Women's Fine Shoes, pat. tip, but. 67y 2 c
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
_ . , . , at 45c, 50c, 65c and 75c
than we expected. Our prices and styles Qur ]inc of Enamelf Calf> Pa t. 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 tbe lines all over
wilKall be closed at 25 per cent off for- tbe house to close.
mer price for cash.
The only place in Butler where vou 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.
.. .-V
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. 11l East Cunningham St., - - BUTLER, A
(The old Times Office.)
WATCHES I GENT3 ' ,10LU • WSaz—mi.,,
JEWELRY } G ° ld P1 " 8 ' Kar Kmg3 ' "clfaU Bracelets, Etc.
RODGF3 BROS. 1874 } NIVK3, FORKS, S,>o< ipj^jp LK pi.^TK.
No. 139, North Main St., B JTLER,|PA„
THE QUESTION is often asked, What Faint shall v.-v
THE ANSWER : If you are lotting <or
capacity, wearing qualities, general appearance, and
your money's worth, you must buy
Qrnmrt Molt, Loohi Best, Weart Longest, Most Economical, Full Measure.
Our prices are '.or "best goods" first, 1 :st and all
the time We are in the business to stay and
■ RUSHC&. S - W ' 1 SU y % with US
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 • • .
j Black Danias that are so much beyond
the iis>ual in style and quality for the
1 money that everyone who sees tliw good -
Jor samples will buy—23 inches wide
extra lieavv—and tlie price is #1.25.
Another lot of Silks—Black Brocad.
with neat white stripes, 5°c —Silks that
will tell theii own story, and we'd like
to send every reader of this paper samples
of theui, so they can see how this store
does the Silk business. A collection of
Silks for Waists, Reception and Wed
ding Gowns'.hat are right up to the lat
est fashionable idea. 011 the same low
price bail:, that this store docs all its sell
New re-assortments of Fine Black
Dress Goods have just come in—7sc,
? 1.00, $1.25 to $2.50— the latest foreign
things—few, if any, stores bring out new
! things as late in the season as we do, and
j that's one of the reasons why we do it —
there are a lot of people who want nice
tilings now, just as much so as earlier in
the season, and we propose to see 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—7sc, SI.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
you—style, quality and price considered.
We're always glad to send samples.
Bog'gs & Buhl,
Jury List for Jan. Term.
List of Traverse Jurors drawn,this 9th day
of December 1895 to servo as Traverse Ju
rors at a special term of Court commencing
on the third Monday of January 1890, the
same being the 20th of said month.
Breaden W J, Sunbury boro, merchant
Brown Phil, Middlesex twp, farmer
Brown R B, Forward twp, fanner
Black Matthew G, Forward twp, farmer
Bingham S B, Barrisville boro, merchant
Braden J A, C'onnoq twp, farmer
Barkhalter A P, Butler sth ward, agent
Cochran Kobert, Venango twp, farmer
Dickey L M, Butler sth ward, janitor
Dindinger George. Lancaster, tkimor
Fleming Robert, Buffalo twp, fanner
Forister D W, Muddycreek twp, farmer
Frazier Thomas, Saxonhurg boro, oil pro
Foray the A E, Adams twp, too! dresser
Graham W J, Fairyiew boro, pumper
Gilliland W J, Adams twp, merchant
Grohman Ed, Butler 4th ward, druggist
Ball L A, Butler 4th ward, carpenter
Kauffman Adams Iwd. farmer
Karns James K, Butler twp, auctiouer
Kelly J A, Centreville boro. laborer
Larderi-r Jacob, Lancaster twp, merchant
Logan D B, Jefferson twp, farmer
Meals George, Washington twp, farmer
Murphy John. Buffalo twp, farmer
Maban Shafer, Middlesex twp, farmer
Mahaii Ross, Middlesex twp. tanner
Xichlas Con, Connoq twp, merchant
Peffer Wen*ley, Harmony boro. clerk
Poffer Wm F, Lancaster twp, farmer
Rico Samuel, Forward twp, farmer
Ramsey Baxter, Cranbury twp, fanner
Rimer John, Butler 4th ward, gent
Shira Robert 0, Washington twp, fanner
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, Millerßtown boro, oil producer
Thoirpson W B, Cherry twp, farmer
Thompson D M, Fairview twp, fanner
Taylor S J, Brady twp, farmer
Wittee W H, Buffalo twp, merchant
Watson J N, Centreville boro, marble cut
White W S, Karns City, laborer
Wergle Wm. Evacs City,'painter
Walkflr 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, sore
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—Sot,D
is wrapped around every bot
cough Syrup you ever used,
small doses, grand results, ask
your Druggist.
Hotel Willard.
"Reopened and now ready "for tbe
Cijnamiiitioi of the traveling pub
Everything in first-claes style.
M H BROOKS, Clerk.
Hotel Otitler
J. 11. 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 for
guests, and is as convenient, and
desirable a home for strangers as
CE n be found in Butler, Pa.
Elegant sample room for use e
ommercial me 3
examined free of charge
I R* I Kiikpalrick, Optician and Jewele
Ht'ourt House, Butler. Pa., graduate
ijk Fort tUroioirtcai Huutute.
Weak and Weary
Because of a depleted condition of the
blood. The remedy is to be found in
purified, enriched and vitalized blood,
which will be given by Hood's Sarfups
riiia, the tfreat blood puriiier. It will
tone the atomach, create an appetite and
give renewed strength. Kemember
Hood s Sarsaparilla
la the only true blood purifier prominent
ly in the public eye today. »1; sir for $5.
Hood's Pills tiou. J*nce
i ascinatino
Ol R stock tablf-s are
lil'oJ with every new stj'le
and c" cry becoming design
in the materials of Cloths
dom, that good form
demands, aid good taste
can suggest.
IT is not our r's
alone that arc attractive.
Our low prices add to the
combination. That is why
are our best customers.
WE don't try how cheap
we can make clothes (that
is easy) but how good we
<:-in make them to give
you the best value poss
ible at 'the least possible
C. X,D.
|Uo<der= I
IWcar |
lp©fe>ts 1
& THjomagb protection cvi
£v> H® irirltaiE®!!?— fv;
iet fitting SS
cxi Moderate pricsj <>3
OJ <>■>
All grade of tuiderwear 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'a.
Is still the talk of the town, noth
ing but the most
favorable comments
011 our method of doing business.
Our Customers DELIGHTED.
lit- Aim to Please. We sell
goods only for cash.
One price to all. It
will do you good to
see our line of $7,
sS,s9,s 10,$ 1 2,5i6&520 Overcoats
120 S. MAIN ST.,
Buy A Book.
Subscribe for
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Stationary and
Art Goods
241 S. Main St.
Butler Pa.
T'fci i lori i\o Co.
Butler, Pa.
Original Low Priced Tailors and
Perfect Fitters,
l'ants to order.. $ 3.00 to SIO.OO
Suits to order. $15.00 to $50.00
Overcoats to order
Prompi work and fit guaranteed.
Give us a call.
The Fisii Tailoring Co.,
Opp.Nortli side rt House Butler PaJ
Seek who will for slurry Jove,
Mysteries cf :h»' luiiky wsy.
O'er the svr"t pose,
OntherM from the ny.
Bcc4l«M 1
6f the sky ;
G;vo rae >vhat tho Brasses eay
Whispering down the summer day.
Search who lieta the unfathumed deep
Far V'lqw the laughing waves
Wistful what the ages keep
Safely hid on ooeaa eaves.
Kaugbl I rare
Wlitt they Var ;
Tell mo what the bubbled hymn,
Donetnp on the billow'H brim.
Turn '.ybo the dusty scroll.
Record ol a vauishod «s?t
•Seek what fired the her d's boul,
JTcrreiJ nia arm or dulled his rag#.
Wftat linr-.z
Never 9. •<,
OiV<J »co but the faithful chart
01 icy eamrudf s loving
—Minturn Peek in Roiton Tranßeript.
"Dciu liaailio, play us a tune on Uie
oornot, i»d>l wo will dttiiCe. It is cool
Leru under the treosi'
"Ym, yefi, Lou liaeilio, play boiut)-
"Bring him the cornet Joaquin is
Vi-acti«iug with."
"It le not a very good one, but yon'll
play for us, will you not, Dou Basilio?"
"You won't?"
"But why?"
"Because I don't knowhow."
"Bo doesn't know how! Did you ever
seo such a hypocrite?"
"Come, come, Dou 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 havebeeu
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 I"
"Oh, but this afternoon you must play
for us."
"Remember it is my birthday, grand
papa. ''
"And here is the cornet at last."
"Now let's have a pretty tune."
"A waltz!"
"No, a polka 1"
"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 1" 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 tho story of how he learned
to play the comet. Let us listen to Don
It is now 17 years ago that our belov
ed Spain was shaken by civil war. Car
los and Isabel disputod 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
fciauy happy days, and together we were
ready to die for liberty. Oh, I can truly
say that ho was more attached to the
liberal cauce than any of us, and his
loyalty was never questioned. Yet, even
eo, a certain injustice committed by our
chiet, one of those abuses of authority
that wreck the most honorable eareer,
niado the cavalry lieutenant desert tbe
ranks of his fellow soldiers, the friend
leave his friend, the liberal abandon his
cause for that of a hated faction, the
subordinate desire to kill his superior
Neither my warnings nor my entreat
ies availed to dissuade him from this
rash steD. 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's thero?" I asked, waking with
a start.
"It is I. Good by. "
"You are going already?"
, "Yes. Goodby. " And ho grasped my
band. "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 dio tomorrow surely,
but not until I have fought my way to
the side of tho lieutenant colonel. As
for you, Basilio, do not expose yourself.
G lory is but a japor.''
"And life?"
"Well said. Make yourself a com
mandant. Tho 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!" I cried,
not without a sinking at tbe heart. '' To
morrow wo shall survive the battle."
"Well, if this be so, let us now ap
point a meeting place.''
"In tho hermitage of St. Nicholas at
1 o'clock tomorrow night. Ho who is
not there by that time shall bo given up
for 4ead bv tho other. Is it agreed?"
"Well, thep, goodby."
We embraced affectionately and part
ed, Ramon disappearing under shelter
Of tho darkness.
As we bad. expected, the rebels at
tacked us tho following day. Tho action
was a bloody one and lasted from 3
O'clock in tho afternoon until nightfall.
About 3 o'clock my battalion was rough
ly set upon by a party of by
Ramon. Ho then wore the uniform and
decgrations of a commandant and on his
head way the white cap of tho Carlists.
I ordered my company to fire upon Ra
mon's fefcefl. He retaliated, and soon
ouy battalions were engaged in a band
to band struggle. Wo were victorious,
and Ramon "Jfrfls forced to retreat with
tbe scattered; rompants of his band, not.
however, before ho had slain with his
own band* our lieutenant colonel, who
opposed a desperate but vain resistance
to the fury of bis antagonist.
Toward KUflset the fortunes of war
turned againsC us and part of my unfor
i Qnate eoippany was, with myself, cut
off from the mattj body apd forced to
biurrcjjjvL to the
little riiiageot , wjiich th£ Carlists
then occupied, and as the war was with
quarter on their side I expected to
b* immediatelv put to death.
While confined, disheartened .aid
weary, in the village jail I heard the
hour of 1 ring out, thv time f< <r my
meeting with Ramon. I asked for my
friend and was told, "He is a hero—
killed a lieutenant colonel with his own
hand —but he must undoubtedly have
perished in tho last hours of the battle. "
"Why do you think so?" I asked.
"Because he has not yet come haek
to camp and those he commanded can
givo no account of him."
Oh, what I suifered that night! But
vne hope remained to comfort me—that
Ram<>u was still awaiting mo at the her
mitage and for this reason had not re
turned. "How troubled he will be when
he linds I do nut- come!" 1 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?" 1 exclaimed upon seeing
tho priest.
" Yes," 110 replied softly
"Now?" I asked.
"No; within three hours."
A few minntos later my fellow pris
oners had awakened. Bobs, cries and
blasphemies filled tho prison.
Kvory man about to die usually has
one idea that is ever pre- nt in hie
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
Ramon 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 me in an old soldier's
cloak, placing upon my head the Carlist
cap. Thus I marched to my death with
my 19 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, my 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
Tho firing began. Those awful death
volleys maddened me. As my eyes were
bandaged I could not 6ee my compan
ions fall one by one. I wished to count
the discharges so as to be üble to prepare
myself for the last moment, but at the
third or fourth volley I lost count. Oh,
the echo of those shots will reverberate
in my heart and brain forever as they
rang out that fatal day! At one 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 sharp 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
had been shot and was dying.
Afterward it seemed tome that I was
lj-iug niicuiicU uu my pj.13011 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
(nan. My Hps murmured mechanically
the name of him who had been so much
in my thoughts.
"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. Nieholas 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 the 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 hour§ rang out, and still yon did not
come. Without doubt, I said to my
self, be is dead, apd with a heavy
hoart I set out at daybreak for the rebel
camp. All had given mo up for lost, so
I was received with joy and the general
showered distinction upon ma
''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
sojdiers of the firing squad bad 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 1 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 110 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, tho cornet! He plays tho cor
net 1'
" 'Are we in need of a cornet player?
said he, turning to the leader of the
band. Five seconds, five eternities, be
fore tbo answer came:
" 'Yes, general; one is needed.'
" 'Well, then,'continued tho general,
'remove that man from tho ranks and
let the executions proceed at once.'
"Then 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?" lie asked.
"Then you do not owe me your life;
rather it is that 1 have compromised
my own safety without securing yours."
"And music, be continued, "do yon
know anything of that?"
"Very little. You will remember
what they tanght us in college."
"Little, indeed, or. better said, noth
ing,'' replied Ramon. "Y' . v :1 1 die,
without the slightest d< . •, .:iid I al
as a traitor. Ju.-t think of i;! In 15 days
tho band to which yon belong is to lie
"Fifteen days!"
"Neither more nor less. And as you
n-ill not- be able to take your place in it
Uoi ' ■ ""H not work a miracle) we
shall bom .
"To put you I cried.
"You, for my sake; tor y iu
have risked your life to save! Ah. Ir av
en will not permit, it. Within 13 days I
shall learn to play tho cornet!"
Ramon burst into a Jhugh
What more shall I say, iut children?
Iu 13 days—oh, power of tho human
will—in 15 days, with their 15 nights—
fur I slept no more than nature com
pelled in half a month—in 15 days I
had learned to play the cornet.
What days those were! Ramon and I
left camp early each morning and passed
hours with a musician \s ho came from
a neighboring village to teach me
Escape ! I can read this thought in
your eyes. Ah, nothing more 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 a!l that
time I could neither ear ui. sl-> p nor
think of .aught save my cornel. I was
insane, :uid music was my m. nomania.
I was resolved to learn, and 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 tho urt I bad 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 continued my playing. The cor
net was myself—it seemed to ring iu
my month. The people, the notabilities
in tho art, all gathered to hear me. It
was a wonder, a marvel. The cornet
reemed to yield to my fingers; it became
elastic; it moaned; it wept; it cried
aloud; it imitated the birds, tiie wild
beasts, tbo 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.
All Excellent Vegetable.
Young bamboo sticks make an excel
lent vegetable, particularly with tbe
sauce generally given with asparagus.—
Washington Post.
A KeJ uvenator.
(Mem: There's a baby in tbe house
and a bottle of milk has been placed ti
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
back 30 years! (Falls asleep croonin to
"I would I wuz a boy agin!")— Truth.
Fair Play.
Comment by Referee—Youse felleys
makes me tired. This ain't no waltz
quadrille, and I ain't calliu no fancy
figures neither. If you don't fight
squarer, I'll chew both of you.—Life.
Too Long.
Lady—lf you will send the parcel at
once, I shall be ever indebted to you.
Tradesman—Bift our terms 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.
/! «11.
Wife—lf I had known before we were
jinarricdthat you sw> re I never wonld
(have married you.
The Husband —(sally I —That's what
Cornea of being a hypocrite. —Life.
DU.-ov.-ry Alcohol NullitM the F.f
fect of the Poison.
On May 4, IS9B, about 1 :t0 o'clock
p. La., Mrs X . while dining, quarreled
with her husband, rushed up stairs and
swallowed an ounce of liquid carbollo
acid with suicidal intent. Mr. X. fol
lowed his wife in less than 15 minutes,
to find her lying on the tlo.j in a deep
sleep, from which he c> aid n. i rouse
her. Ho noticed an empty I rtle on the
bureau labeled carbolic acid tuid recog-
Itizcd its odor thr ngh tho room.
Medical aid was immediately sum
moned, when two physicians promptly
responded, made a hunied examination
of tho condition and surroundings of
tlie patient, who was in a \ refrund stu
por, with pupils contracted to pin
points, injected atropine to antagonize
the poison supposed to have l>con taken
and then used i ho stomach pump
Demulcents—such as olive oil, glyc
erin, etc. and llim-water and sul
phuric acid Were also adiuiui.-tt.ied with
the stomach pump about thi.i tune, and
im eiiurt was made to w iken the pa
tient with the faradic current, but
v. ithont result. Mrs X. v.as now allow
ed to remain undisturbed until 9:80 p.
m., when an attempt to restore her to
. t>nscionsness succeeded. On first awak
ening .-he wui dazed, rambled and was
.inablu to realise her position for a few
minutes, but soon rallied mid 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 hus enjoyed ro
bust health ever since.
The slight corrosive action ami free
dom from pain experienced oil the pres
ent occasion proved the value of her ex
periments and suggests a new and effi
cient plan of treatment in carbolic ucid
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 corrosive action if
promptly washed off with alcohol. The
white stain caused by the liquid carbol
ic acid can be removed by tho 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. Tli's application was left
on the affected part until it caused se
vere pain, when it was thoroughly re
moved with alcohol, followed by tlie ap
plication of a pad of absorbent cotton
saturated with alcohol.
By this means tho 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
continue" as lung as heat developed in
tho pad and ceased when it was no lon
ger evolved. Tho 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 striking illus
tration of tho resemblance in the symp
toms produced to carbolic acid and opi
um poisoning. Tho diognostic feature
in tho present case was the quiet and
regular breathing.
Alcohol, apart from its power as an
antidote, is required its a btiuiulaut lu
the majority of cases of carbolic acid
poisoning, to combat tho intense depres
sion usually experienced, and it would
therefore appear as if alcohol were a
true antidote in carbolic acid poisoning.
—Medical Record.
Since A. D. 1810.
Born in 1819, her majesty has, of
course, passed the period allowed by tlie
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 tho country;
Lord Edward Fitzgerald was under at
tainder ; Sir Charles Wolseley was in
dicted in Chester; John Cam Hobhouse
was committed to Newgate by speaker's
warraut for a pamphlet disparaging tho
bouse of commons; tho Earl of Fitz
william was dismissed from the lord
lieutenancy of the West Riding ; book
sellers were imprisoned for selling
Puine's "Age of Reason;" the country
was ringing with tho 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 tho 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 the Law.
In a case not 1,000 miles from Fort
Worth, after a killer was acquitted, the
wife of tho 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 the slayer
was innocent. The civil law said he
was guilty. If the latter was wrong, be
was robbed of his sustenance.by tho law,
with tho connivance of the supreme
court. —Fort Worth (Tex.) Gazotte.
An Insert'* 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.
IJettiua Glrard lias been engaged by
Canary & Lcderer for "The Lady Slavey."
Eva Vincent' has been re-engaged by
William Barry to play tho heavy rolo of
''Thb Spray of Life'' is the name of the
l(kt<£st illusion performed by Herrmann,
thp magician,
Potter and Nyo's "The Stag Party be
longs to the Category of "Tho Bathing
Girl," "Tho Younger Son'' and ••Funny."
A Pittsburg' paper declares Melbourne*
MacDowell tQ be tho handsomest leading
OH the stage. He is more than that—
ho,is a good actor.
In "Mrs. Pondorbury's Past, the new
play whlyh ijtuart Robson has in re
hearsal, >jr. Rob.sou will play the part of a
henpecked husband.
The engagement of Cissy Fitzgerald
and "Tho Foundling" was so successful
at tho Qarrlok, New York, that it has been
extended two weeks.
Otis Skinner has not dropped Clyde
Fitch's "Ills Grace do Grammont" from
his repertory. He continues to glee it
at Saturday matinees.
William Seymour is rehearsing, at the
Tremout theater, Boston, "The Strange
Adventur.B of Jack anil Ikt BMMkdk."
It Is by H A. Barnet.
Augustln Daly's production of ' The
Transit of Leo" was withdrawn very
quickly and Is now referred to as "The
Rapid Transit of Leo.
Charles Frohman will introduce the
hors'less wagon to the stage. A vehicle
of that description will appear in thu hotel
courtyard scone In "Tho Sporting Uueh-
wm n rrr:> mrr
< 4 •«»*« » «M l |i«
■»ot 0 Vini'M, 7n<Jpqf!Trr
Sap* i t Car Jumper*.*.
"I haven't much hair on my head." # ..
laid Superintendent Mansfield of tnc
lndtanaoolis and Vtn <ur.es, "lint what
little I have was up in tho nir like por
cupine quills this afternoon. Several of
us were coming down the Union tracks
as No. 20, the fast train 011 the Indianap
olis division, was pulling out.
"At Delaware street three tramps
were standing. By the time tho train
reached that point it was going at u
lively rate. Each of tho t ramps selected
a couch, and as the train rushed by
taught the iron rod that extends under
the ,->ide of the car and swung Ixmuath
the train in front of the trucks. 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
tho hand or the failure to place their
feet 011 the brake beam, meant for tlieui
a horrible death. I was so frightened
at their recklessness that I fairly lost
my breath. Experienced railroad man
that 1 am, I would not ha\ u attempted
such a feat for $ 1,000,000."
"That was a common tr;ck," :.-&id
Frank Lewis, fotuerly witli the Uuion
r.;eiflo Railway company. "I havo had
a good deal of experience with tramps,
nnd there are few of them but risk then
lives daily on tho cars Tho ' *imt
tramps used to walk over the ,:ry
Up to date tramps ride. I i.a\ t..km
them out from beneath tlt - , !< tho
engine. I havo hauled them l u the
brake beams of passenger i;.re, .nd a
favorite hiding placo for them i. at the
top of the vestibule. On top of t .:o cars
is a pleasant place during the summer,
bnt in winter they try to make them
selves as comfortable as possible. It is
seldom that you hear of a tramp beiug
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 bnrning 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 vpry remote period.
By some it was afflrmod to be the food
of lire, 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
th'j past, could produce intense ignition.
It was hence inferred that, since niter
possessed this property, it necessarily
followed that the 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
tho presence of minute particles of this
niter diffused through tho 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
its 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
supporting 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 lead undergoes when
heated iu air, attributed it to tho 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
flo horsy. His left hand was worn in
his trousers pocket in approved fashion.
There was a suggestion of blase interest
on his face as he scanned tho 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. "Fouahor five times.
Got awfully tired of it, though."
"And,"said tho newspaperman affa
bly, "I suppose you were interested in
the ponies?"
"laoi notatull interested in ponies,"
he replied, and his tone was a distinct
check to further familiarity. "The hun
tahs were a pretty decent lot, as lmn
tahs go. And tho four-in-bands showed
fairly. But—aw —horses are but horses
aftah all, and one sees too many of
them, yon know. Good evening. "
And a crushed newspaper man was
sitting alone.—'New York Journal.
On© 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 cftmo into the store one
day and attached a machine liko a cof
fee mill to the counter and began to
turn th e crank.
"What's that?" asked the druggist,
nee actor.
"A machine to take the seeds out of
raisins that I'd like to sell yon."
"Will it put them back again?"
The peddler gave a pitying look at
Mr. Lennox and marched out withont
another word.—Hartford Post.
11l the Near Future.
Jonathan—l hate that Mr. Mary Ste
vens 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 np_W
members Of congress havo much to learn,
but will they make an effort to learn itf —
Washington Star.
Men sometimes announce that they aro
out of a political race, when, os a tnotS
matter of fact, they have been in it only
In their mlnils.—Oil City l>errick. .
Major McKlnloy rather thinks that this
effort to trace General Harrison's desovut
from Pocahonfa? Is a sad scheme to bWing
the Smith vote Into line.- Boston Stand