Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, May 25, 1899, Image 1

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    VOL- xxxvi
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( > That the dread house cleaning is over the next A
4 \ and more important work is picking a new carpet. A
< > To pick a carpet in our well stocked carpet room, Q
. l is a pleasure, so say the many who have done so.
J. We have the famous Hartford Axminister, Wilton X
, I Velvets, Body and Tapestry ' russels and Ingrains if
in ali the up-to-date patterns, only, and prices
that will astonish you. Then our China Mattings, \f
* I Floor and Table Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Rugs and V
* > Art Squares, deserve a passing notice. Ask to V |
i > see our V
► Si.oo Axminister Rugs, 0
' r Neatest thing for the moacv ever shown in Butler at V |
lead in Low Prices, call and see. g
lity. Just received a large shipment o! all the
Uk iatest styles in PICTURE MOULDINGS. It will pay
you to see our line before you buy.
Uk 'J,
g Elko Ready Mixed Paints. &
fR The best that can be made call and get a K
a color card. Contract painting and paper hanging. •
I Patterson Bros., |
V. 't
£ 236 North Main Street. Butler. Pa.
£ Wick Building. Peoples' Phone 400
7K /VIEIN.-*:-
,i / / ;I f ry/ Won't buy clothing for the purpose of spc nd
/ f " \ jW' c" \ ingmoney. They desire to get the I) est
I V t/ 1 possible results for the money expended.
\ \ VI y \ Not heap goods but goods as cheap as can
: j he sold and made up properly. Call and
r - ' /)/* i examine my large stock of
lA,if—l £3
•; j\ ~ 'V , Right up to date, the latest styles, shades
? ' -T/? "• colors t hat could lie bought. Call and
jl ' 111 | l\ y'/,j. '*> xaminethem.
'1 IIU-.j N;\ i ; <% ' ,
(jl ; " 7! f i 1 i ' 7 ' tS an d Workmanship
[J l ! ! Guaranteed.
142 North Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Diamonds, watches. Clocks, Jeweiery,
Silverware, Spectacles etc.
We have a large and well selected stock.
We Repair all Kinds of Watches.
If you have broken jeweiery that you think l.eyond repairs
bring it to us and we will make it as good as new.
We take old gold and silver the same as cash allowing the
highest market price.
122 S. Main St., Puller, Pa
apestaiei Paints
t£sSSlmmip?wm For
AWIE TO PAINT Decorative
,0, N. M«l» St.. - • - - - - - ''*•
Opening"ot Spring and Summer Millinery.
We cal' your attention to our large and well •elected stock of Choice Millinery.
We I ive endeav red to make our stock surpass all previous ycais in style, desir-
Bbi'itv quality and pries. We feel sure- we have more than maintained our
repiilati.ilibi the selection of CHOICK Mil.! INKK Y GOODS. We can .how y .
an inlineii-> v.uietv of llats. l'lowers. Ribbons, Hraids innl 1.1 iffors aiu. all tat
Co. sl , make up an Kl'-TC.-DATK MII.UNHRY STOCK, and at prices that ... 1
sun.ri.. you. VVc would .-.'til especial attention to our Ladies Misses an,l Chi ; -
die'n's I RIM MKI> IIATS, iu which we have always excelled. \ou tan .ilwaj •
get l'ii- right goods at the light price* at
- i vr.i.. ti _ _ - - - - ISutler, l'a.
■fh Nail" Main St..
wlUito TOO nil** CUWf*, «• will •••* jnm tkU TOP It «i«f BT J Rkl,i "T V \ X
H7 X«| OUR BPECIAL PRICES3B.9Q, - Thiiffflr rn
*od frvltfht ob*rfr««, lom the 11.00 »cnt with order. /V \yWKt\J I' X
WE iAKt THIS lUr PUuu' >r „ m material than moat /
n»k.r. pat la «u.oo baKKi«> Lalest Style For I i
H,U rr»m the lint Swwonrrt Wi.ikl Of.r, Hi nt Th»t Money ' «n X^yjvrp*. r^riii I
Build .—* itrlan, m llluntrati-'l, or llrtiwiler Slilf liar. "\ 1 /\l' 1 /// \f /\! /
Blah Orad* ScrawwS Kim fi.ri«ii'i r»t.-nt. T.», ««ounce, l»»lly X"'y U\ S-J K \ /
tturibrr H«»rtlv 1.1n.-a, full (14. ami hai-lc curtalni*. |-.li.il»..c iuaruri
toed eiiual to ajiy I 1&0 00
or Red im. rnHli Wf (I.U ir K.u'. Uillwh _
aaa.OO ll III! If [CIAI MICt ' or u ' > b, "» .««I»W.. will. •» .im, l»rt, f .ll l.a»l» .Ida aad b»fk cart.l.., .Inr»
SJSlTrrJUl.v£r.r>!!!"r. Md OUAIANTEED TWO TEARS wili la.t a lifetime r.f8,„l ...i«li,ui ..j
« vuti vol tun BI WIT fiTAUXH *. YOU CAN MAKE SSOO 00 Thia Your Belllnir OUB S 10.00
Address, SEARS, ROEBUCK «t CO. (Inc.), CHICAGO, ILL.
.»■ fzm,
tllate Library j* l * 93 1
Rouse r the tor Ipi J liver, and cure
biliousness, sielc M headache, jaundice,
nausea, tion, etc. They are in
i valuable to prevent a cold or break up a
fever. Mild, gentle, certain, they are worthy
i your confidence. Purely vegetable, they
can be taken by children or delicate women.
Price, i- . at all medicine dealers or by mail
of C. I. Hooa <t Co., Lowell, Mass.
§T yo s iriin
H 15 HERE;
We mean th«_- season for Huggies
antl S-.itries.
Wc never liad such a tracie before.
Wo have: been nearly 20 years in
We know the kind of IJuggies aiul
Surries that wear.
We pay spot cash for everything
. e buy.
We pay no rent and our expense:*
are low.
We are the largest dealers in our
line in the State.
We ofier you the best stock to
select from.
We never misrepresent.
We never try to get rich off one
We do exactly as we agree.
We sell Surries as low .is $49
We make and repair all kinds of
11 urness.
We sell Wheels, Tops, Cushions
and everything belonging to
Buggies and Harness and
would like to have you cal!
and see us.
Yours, &c.,
S. C. fVlartincourt & Co.,
128 E. Jefierson St.,
Butler. Pa.
S. B. Martincouri:.
J. M .Leighner
P. S. We forgot to mention
Kramer Wagons, Trunks, Valises,
&c., a hundred other things.
Butler Savings Bank
I jLttler, l 3 fci.
Capi ial - - - - f 60,000.00
Surplus an l Profits - - $170,000.00
JOS. I. PUP.VIS President
J. JIK.VUY TUOi;T.MAN Vice-President
WM. CAMPBKLI., ir <"a»hicr
IJlßll("i'OKS—Joseph 1.. Purvis, J. llenrj
Tro':tm«n, \V. I). liraß loii. W. A. Stein, J. s.
Tlie llutli r S.-ivnigs Hank is the Oldest
ll.iiiklng Instil iitloril ii Itutler County
(ii-m ral lianUlng l.usiucss tr:tns:irti*d.
We sollelt accounts of uil prcducers, mer
chants, farmers and others.
Allb.isincss entrust. (1 to us will receive
prompt at tent lon.
Interest raid on time deposits.
Butler Count)' National Bank,
11 li 11 e r I J e 11 n,
Capital paid in $1 x>, 000.00
Surplus ami Profits f 130,703.95
los. Ilartman, President; J. V. Ritts,
Vice President; C. A. liailcy. Cashier!
John McMarlin, Ass't Cashier.
/ gem-ral banking business transacted.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Money loaned <"> approved security.
We Invite you to open an account with this
DIitKCTOUS lion. Joseph Ilartman, Hon.
W. 8. Waldrori, lir. .N. Si. Hoover. 11. Mi--
Swtseney. E. K. Ahranis. (' I'. Collins I. a
Smith, Leslie I*. Ilazlett., M.
W. 11. Larkin, Harry lieasley, l»r. W. C.
McCandless, Heu Masse! li. I V. I{ltt>
Braurvs Pharmacy
Cor. 6th St, and Duquesne Way,
I'ittsburg, l'a,, L, D. Telephone 2s42.
Wholesale and Retail.
Importer audjobbcrol Drug.-9,
Chemicals, Perfumes, Soaps,
Hi ushes, Etc.
The only house west of New-
York carrying a full line 01
Meyers' urease, Paints and
theatrical goods.
Physicians" Prescriptions
Compounded Day or Night by
"Registered Pharmacists" only.
Wholesale and retail
dealer in Lubricating and
Illuminating Oils, Capital
Cylinder, Dynamo, Water
White and Standard Gas
Engine Oils, Gasolein, Pen
zine, Paraffine Wax and
Address all mail orders to
W. F. Braun.
Rare Bargains!
We want to dispose of our present
stock of models, and in order to do it
tjtiickly have cut the price:, from £3O,
$35 and *4O to $22.50 and $25. These
are strictly high grade and up-to-date
bicycles, and can't be matched lor price
and quality. Oon't miss this opportuni
ty io procure a good wheel lor little
I money. We sell sundriii cheaper than
I and other house iu town.
303 S. Main Street.
11/\ nti i> si \ u:.\ 1. Tin t woimiY pkusons
•™lu till-* >t:il« i<» r 11:1 n:iyr• • «>ur business
j thi lrown unci »i«*;irl»y < «>unt I<-h. It Is mainly
otl|r«< work « oihlih-ii d at home. Salary
straljrlit &*#) a y.*ar :»rnl « \|M ris« s definite.
l>uii.iU<l<-. no more, no li**-* salary. Monthly
Kvfentnre.n. r.iiflosi) Hclf-addn'ssiMl
si arii)M'<i cnv«-lopo 11 iTln-rt K. licss, I'rogl.
M. ClilcuKO
Let no lea.' of glooming cyprc.-M
On :hi «o hailowort mounds today
Cast a shf.dcw o'tr tfce blossoms
Mingled with the heroes' bay.
Let no tear nor sigh of sadness
Wrong the memory of the bravs
While our song.-, of hope and gladness
Flcat around the flag mavlrcd grave.
Well we kii.w their nanu s:u graven
On the boundless heart cf 1 vn.
All who in right's fierce, mad conflict
NamclotM fell are known above.
For their sakes the while brllflowers.
Velvet pansie:, many h .ed.
Breathe in all their rrnce and Is-auty
Thoughts of love and gratitude.
For a day the rose and hinrel
Proudly (h each sacred Hpot.
Ever on the iiati i'a bc.-om
Rests the pure forgetmenot.
And from out lons years of silence
Call our brothers, brave and true,
'Cherish well this blessed Union
That we fought to save for you."
—Detroit Free Press.
Memorial day at tbnt important part
of the universe known familiarly as
the Corners was always a gala day.
Every one in the little village planned
011 its coming from one year to another.
It was the hope of every one that lilacs
and all spring blossoms might be in fall
bloom at the important day and so be
carried to the tiny cemetery on the hill
to deck the soldiers' graves.
After viewing the decorations Deacon
Hiram Pepper always remarked, "They
couldn't git a better trimmin up if
they was a-lyin in Mount Auburn stid
of the bury in yard at the Corners.'
The few old veterans in the place,
with tho younger men as Sons of Vet
erans. marched and drilled for weeks
beforehand that they might make an
irnpo.-ing appearance, while the maids
and matrons, bound not to be outdone
by the masculine portion, either had
new gowns or pressed and retrimmed
old ones, that they might make a show
ing equal to thfc rest.
One evening about a week before the
eventful day Miss Cynthia White stood
! till
at the door of lier trim cottage, looking
out over her thrifty, well kept garden,
her keen eyo noting the fact that the
marrowfats were up over by the fence;
that the tomatoes were doing well, and
that tho pansy bed needed weeding.
But her sharp gray eyes rested longest
011 tho clump of lilacs down by the gate
as she said aloud, huving in the long,
lonely years acquired the habit of talk
ing to herself:
"I do hope them lilacs will bo out for
Memorial day, but it has been such a
backward spring that it ain't likely.
But 1 always just count 011 them lilacs
to take to the cemetery lor Brother
Sam's grave. There's Sam's wife, shift
less critter as she was, shenever'd think
of doin such a thing. But, then, lilacs
nor nothin else would grow in that lit
tle 7 by 0 patch of ground of lier'n. I
declare, if there ain't Susy's little boy
down at the gate, lookin at them lilacs
as if he'd eat 'em. He'd better not
touch 'em. though. Here, you boy,"
she loudly called, "don't you touch
them flowers, but you just run home to
yonr ma, and be lively."
And Miss Cynthy's thin lips com
pressed themselves as she watched the
forlorn little figure running swiftly
down the road. Sho watched him until
a softer expression appeared on her
hard face, as she murmured: "Well,
but he does look as Sam used to when
ho was a little fellow about his age.
I've a good mind to call him back for
Sam's sake. But, there. I won't do it.
Lizy'd think I wanted to make up,
and slio'd make a sight of talk over it.
But they do say as how she's been hav
in a pretty hard time of it this year,
since Susy came homo and brought
them two children along. But. then,
Sasy married a worthless chap, and
Lizy encouraged ihe match, and so
tain't nobody's fault but her own that
she's in such straits. I wonder if she'll
visit Sam's grave Memorial day t I
don't want to meet lier there."
Poor Miss Cynthy! Sho had not al
ways been hard featured and sharp
tongued. as she was now. Deacon Pep
per, Lucindy Green and many of the
town's folks could remember when she
Lad been called tho prettiest girl at the
Corners; when her black, snapping
eyes, dark curls and red choeks caused
her to be called tho belle at many a
rustic husking or apple bee.
Cynthia White's father and mother
had died in middle life, leaving, besides
this daughter, a son of 18 years, who
all his life had been at once a source of
the greatest jory and greatest anxiety
to his parents. Nothing bad about the
boy. only so full of mischief and fnn
that his mother never knew from what
dire dilemma she might be called to ex
tricate him. And 11s he grew older, al
though he became more manly and less
given to frolic and fun, yet his mother
etill looked upon him as a little boy.
who must be watched and cared for.
To Cynthy. though but two years his
senior, his mother when dying had
given the charge of her son as a sacred
"Prdralso, Cynthy," :-ho had sai l
"Promise that you'll i.. v - leave hi: \
und that you'll take iro 1 care of hii.i
And Cynthy had rolenmlv .-aid. "i
will." Faithfully did she fulfill th i'
promise. She simply gave In r life 11 j
to her brother Sam, but that yo .0 ;
man somehow did not roem to appr
ciate the sacrifice, neither did he care
to [jmi all his. ev«ninga at home with
|ii» l ister, nor if he went to n "husk
ing" or "sociable" did he care to be al
ways "tied to her apron strings " as ho
expressed it.
Later on, when she learned that Sam
was "paying attention" to that "shilly
shally Lizy Walker," great was In r in
dignation. and many were the lectures
given to the younger i other, who felt
lii 121 elf too near to manhood to be treat
ed like a child, espccii ly when Cyntliy
was but two years older than lie. Sharp
und bitter words pa ed between them
nt times, although often Sam tried to
make it up with liis .•;-iter and tried also
to convince ln-r that Lizy we ab olutely
needed at tin- fan :e e . but il WM at
no ns'*. So one day !-;iio nod pretty lit
-1 till Lizy took matters into th ir own
i hand •, dm vn ten miles t:. U , aeross
the statu line, and were married.
Sum immediately made the news
known to Cynthy, who was at first in
consolabl \ She wept over Sam as if he
b 1 been badly 11. •d. At first sL ■ for
bade them both the house; but, remem
bering her pii ;-iise to her mother, she
tt last made him letch "Mrs. White"
home, and she'd do <;s well by her as
could bo expected under the circum
So tliey came to the farmhouse to
live, and Cynthy. true to lier promise,
did well by them «3 far as food and
kindr d comforts go, but never by any
possible chance was there any relaxa
tion of the sU:n lines about her mouth,
and Lizy often cried up stairs in the
spare room from sheer loneliness.
About two years later the war fever
of 1861 broke out at the Corners, and
Sam Whit-- was one of the first to catch
the infection. Sam had "settli 1 down"
during the past two years, so all the
Corners folks said, and was a strong,
sturdy specimen of young munliood.
When he came home and broke the
news of his enlistment to Lizy and
Cynthy, the little wife's face grew pale
as di - th. and she clasped her laughing
babv more closelv to her, but said never
a word.
Bat Cynthy—her voice rose to a per
fect shriek IM she cried, "You shan't
go, Sam; you mustn't, you can't. I'll
n vcr give my consent. Don't you nev
er mention it again."
But as Sam's resolution did not
waver she left off commanding and be
gan entreating instead; "Oh, Sam, you
won't go, please don't, I couldn't bear
it; don't go!"
And when to this pitiful pleading
Sam only answered, "I must, Cynthy;
I've promised,*" Cynthy arose and,
standing before Lizy, who was strug
gling with her tears, said, "Beg him not
to go. Lizy; he'll hear to yon. Tell him
you can't get on without him."
"1 can't. Cynthy," was the tearful
reply "If he's promised to go, any
thing 1 could say wouldn't stop him.
And. besides, Sam knows best. If it's
his duty, I won't stand in the way. I'll
say, 'Go, and God bless yon!' "
"Brave little woman!" cried Sam
But Cynthy, facing her with blazing
eyes, said fiercely: "If you let him go,
I'll never speak to you again. Beg him
not to. Quick, ltny! I mean it!"
"Cynthy!" cried Sam.
"I mean it!" she went on. "If he
goes, it's your fault, and I'll never for
give you."
Sam, as well as Cynthy, was not pre
pared for the resolute look on the little
wife's face, as, rising, her baby in her
arms, she faced the angry woman, say
ing "I shall not bid him stay! If he's
given his word, I'll not bid him be a
coward for my sake. He must do what
he thinks is right."
Cynthy turned and left tho room,
while Lizy burst into tears, hiding them
011 Sam's broad shoulders.
So it was settled.
But Cynthy moved about like a wom
an of stone, never apparently seeing
Lizy. but doing all in her power for
Sam Lizy decided to go homo to her
parents during his absence, to which
decision Cynthy agreed, with a satisfied
nod of her erect head.
So Sam went to the war. Lizy went
to her old home, and Cynthy was left
Before many months had passed news
came to thoCorners that a great battle
had been fought and won for the Union,
but that among the wounded were many
of their relatione and friends, while on
the list of tho dead was the name of
Sam White, and a f w days after bis
body was brought homo to the Corners
and given a soldier's burial, and well
he deserved his honors, for he had been
a brave soldier and true.
So he had lain all these years 011 the
hillside, and all these years Cynthy had
dwelt in her lonely cottage, nursing
her grief for Sam and her anger toward
Lizy, who had lived on in the little
house left her by her father.
Her one child had grown up and mar
lied, unhappily it proved, and had re
turned to her mother with two little
ones of her own.
The years had proved cruel to Lizy.
Sin- had worked hard to keep the wolf
from the door, but it had sometimes
In en a hard struggle, and since her
daughter and little grandchildren had
returned to her she had been obliged
to mortgage her little home to procure
ready money, as Susy was an invalid
and must have medicine and nourish
ing food Lack of work and sickness
hail prevented tlie naming of money to
pay the interest, and the mortgage was
to be foreclosed the 30th of May, and
there was 110 place left for them but
the town farm, she thought bitterly.
Thus at the Corners there were some
hearts to whom the coming Memorial
day seemed anything but a gala day.
Lizy had often thought of going to
Cvnthy and asking help from her; but,
remembering how many times she had
attempted to make peace with her and
had failed, she dared not make the at
tempt. And as the days went by her
heart grew heavier, as no relief could
anywhere lie found, and nothing re
mained for them but the poorhonse, at
least while Susy remained sick and
needed her constant attention.
It was just at eusk the evening be
fore Memorial day when Miss Cynthy
again stepped from her door to look at
the garden, which had improved won
derfully under tho spell of the soft
spring weather.
She walked down to the gate and
stood there, arms akimbo, looking at
the great masses of purple and white
lilacs that perfumed all the air about
"Them lilacs hain't got any equal to
the Corners, I know. Seems as if they
bloomed a purpose for Sam's grave. I
wonder if he knows how I've always
carried them ev'ry year since he como
back." And something very like a tear
glittered in the corner of her eye.
But just here her reverie was inter
rupted by Deacon Pepper's cheery voice
calling out "How do do, Cynthy!
Worshipin them flowers, hey V S'pose
you've hearn tha news, Cynthy, bein's
you're in tin- family V"
"No; what news?" Cynthy replied.
"Why, Lizy and Susy and them two
young uns air 11-goin up to the town
farm tomorrow Hanlman has fore
closed on 'em. Li/.y's dretful cut up
about it, they say. Goin to the doin's
tomorrow, Cyi*tliyf We're a goin to
beat tie- foil:- on Ihe ridge all to nothin.
<iit up, IlobhillI"
And. without waiting for a reply from
Cynthy, Deacon Pepper went slowly off
down the road, his old, cracked voice
sounding clearly through the soft sum
mer air in his favorite tune, "Mourn
for the Thou ou-ou-sand Slain."
But Cynthy stood where ho had left
her, as though rooted to the spot.
Lizy going to the poorhouso! Sam's
Lizy! It could not be true. And yet
Deacon Pi pper hail said it was surely
so. "I winder" the thought pierced
her like a knife "I wonder if Sam
knows all about, it and mother! What
would they say if they km-w V"
Iu a !'■ sh, as it wore, all the olisti
nacy and hi '.!' cdingoftbaM past years
were rev -.1 I t her in their true light.
She m ined to In r.-elf no longer the in
j isr- d | . le.t the oppressor of the
wid ;-,and in-: f.itberless As she stood
tb hi if i e tuned and bitterly re
pentant, a . • i • jto lat ln r elbow
said tiinii' l < ".Mi s \\'iit".
She turn I, and there stood Susy's
liftb. line Suit the livitnr tiietnro of
the Saui she li -.1 kn wn an>l loved. She
gaz< '1 up n him for a moment, and
then, with a t -n<3er>-r vcic- than yon
would have 1 i-lic-ved 1 -sible, said kind
ly, "Yes. what is it. Sammyf"
"Pleas*;, would y. 1 mind giving roe |
just oc>* h>n:cli of th. •• jTi-tty flowers
for grand; :i'k t:ruvi . I Jraiidma's jn.-t
'gone np to th ■ burying j;;rd. 'canse t
we i R .a" ;-.y in the muniiax, and ]
I i. ard li rc; ;. ing 1m foro \v« nt be- j
car. 3 she hadn't any ] rty flowers for I
grandpa. So. as I 'metnbered you. I !
jr.st slipped oil and c inr l down here—
and don't yi i think yon could give ma
one little hunch, just to s'jirise her?"
Tb ■ p! :ii'i:ig voice and the straight
forward blue eyes looking into Mi.-s
lithy's face stirr- 1 tender feelings 1
within h -r. She bent and pressed her j
thin lij.s to the lad s forehead as she j
aii-wvred; "i'ick all yon can reach. !
Sammy, and remember I'm yonr Aunt
Cynthy now."
The 1 y laughed v.itb gleo as he
pnllcd of! oiie cluster after another, j
v hi]-. C'yntiiy broke from the higher
brai ;)ies with lavish h..nd. When the
;;rs; s of 1-. tii were laden. Cynthy said.
"Come, Sammy!" and hand in hand i
th - y went .-oftly through the gloaming
toward the little burying yard on th--
hill, where a tinye of pnnst* glory still
As they entered tho little gate they
saw in the farthest corner a figure
kneeling upon a grave, whose tiny flag j
showed it to be the grave of a soldier.
They walked softly on. and as they
drew nearer Sam sprang forward, ei
claiming. "See, grandma, what Aunt j
Cynthy nr. i I have brought yon I"
The bewildered little woman rose :
quickly to lier feet, but the next minute j
Lizy, lilac and all, were clasped in |
Miss C> niliy's strong arms, while a ]
Vuice, that did not sound like Cynthy's
said to her soothingly
"Tbeie, there, Lizy, don't cry. I'yh !
bet.n wicked and crnel to you. but I'll j
make it up to yon what I can. I'll send |
my team after yon and Susy and them
\h * '
'(I rn^' &
Ml 4
Git AVE.
blessed children in the mornin. Hush;
don't yon say one word. The house is
big enough for ns all, if I have been a
long time firulin it out."
And Lizy, with the tears streaming
down her worn face, said brokenly:
"Oh, Cynthy! (iod sent you, and lie
will bless you I"
Together they strewed the grave with
lilacs, pnrplennd white, and then, hand
in band, with little Sain close at Miss
Cyntliy's side, they passed from the lit
tle burying yard down over the bill,
while the stars smiled kindly down
upon them, and all the world seemed to
whisper to them, "Peace, peace!"—
iiptiugii 1 i Republican.
1111 pro.HMl \«* ( «*r«*»noiil«*fc Murk the OI»-
Horvuiice of Memorial Day.
In the country the ceremonial of ob
servance of Memorial day is impressive
The Grand Army posts in tho country,
small in numbers and far from rich,
cannot make imposing displays, and
wisely seldom attempt it. Yet there is
an earnestness in what they do as pa
triotic ns it is sincere. A little band,
perhaps less than 30 or 40 veterans, as
semble at a country church, where serv
ices are held before the graves are
visited. How solicitous they all appear
that every detail shall be properly ob
served ! Long before the hour designated
for tiie service to begin tho veterans are
hurrying here and there, busied in ar
ranging every detail for the, to them,
important occasion. Chairs for those
who are to be seated on the platform
are placed, moved and replaced and set
tled in right positions with much delib
The people come in and iill tho body
of the church, where they sit in quiet
expectation. The seats in front are re
served. The pastor of the church comes
in and looks around with a lienigiiant
smile. The commander goes to the open
door and asks a comrade if the speaker
has not yet arrived, remarking anxious
ly that nothing can be done until he
comes. Presently tho speaker arrives
and shakes hands with a number who
meet him and retire with him to the
Tho sounds that break the stillness
that ensues are impressive. Tramp,
tramp, tramp! With measured footfall
the veterans enter and march up the
aisle. Tramp, tramp! Hark! Is it an
echo or the lighter tread of unseen com
rades keeping step with them? They
halt, the standard bearer.) separate, and
on the right and left rest, with the stars
and stripes upheld. The reserved seats
are taken by the men of the Grand
Army of the Republic.
Prayer follows music, and then the
oration begins. The orator is eloquent.
"The custom," he says, "of setting
apart a day on which to decorate the
graves of our dead soldiers i« a rite so
beautiful and sacred that it will for
ever be perpetuated." In his enthu
siasm the orator goes too far and car
ries most of his bearers with him. The
rit'- he celebrates is truly sacred and
beautiful, yet its observance can only
be transitory. All the way down the
ages such rites have been observed.
Tribes and nations have remembered
and adorned the graves of those who
fought their battles. After a little the
voices that praised their deeds of valor
are stilled.
The elty of the past is laid in ruins.
ItH echo i-ehoinK wnlls at a whisper fall.
—Springfield (Mass.) Republican.
Hoes I.OUIIH Kuowf
Is the founder of Memorial day ceie
moliies permitted to review the patriotic
exercises that are the outgrowth of his
elf or is when commander in chief of the
Grand Army?
i)id ho so from tho beautiful heights
"over the river" tho millions of his
country men last Memorial day us they
bowed their heads iu memory of the
pal'tiot dead who died that the best of
nntii ns might livoon as long as nations
Hie pi imitted to exist?
Hid he ee his comrades of thousands
of Grand Army posts assemble in their
hulls and march in bodies to churches,
there to hear patriotic sermons, wn pul
pits adorned with the American flag
mid hear vast. nudieiiei-H joiii»ili Hinging
national airs?
That. too. would gladocii»liis patriot
(•ronOi of Patriotl*»»n.
pens and tongues combined, and busy
for years, could not fully explain the
value of the patriotic work that bus
gouo permanently into all of the educa
tionnl institutions of the and from the '
smallest district school to the greatest I
university, as a directireuult of M«mo- I
rial day. -Selected.
Valor s last slekp.
Historic %rllnyrton. 011 (tip Hank of
the I'otomnc—Ori;-.ln of the (unloi.l
*»f Utrfii ius i'lou rri oti 1 In- l.rio i-n
of tlic Hint- I.ml (• rHv.
s 0:i fame's eternal camping tjrvunJ
Ti.i ir -il- llt tents .-we spread,
And (jlory cuards with solemn round
Tlu bivouac of the dead.
To the women of Columbus, Mis*.,
' is attributed the honor of being among i
; the first to decorate with flowers the '
graves of soldiers and sailors who fell ;
' in the civil war. To their praise be it !
I said, they scattered their beautiful i
! offerings with impartial hands alike 1
j over the graves of those who had fought
for thi : nth and those who had diet! '
' for the north. It was this touching inci- I
dent that suggested to Francis Miles
Finch the tine poem entitled "The Blue
j and tin- Gray." the last stanza of which
! is:
No more shall the warery sever
Or the wimUng river !*> rod ;
Thry hanlsh our anger forever
When they hinrel the graves of otir dead.
Under tho sod and the dew.
Waiting tt-. judgment ilny;
Love and tears f r the Mno.
I Tiara and ljve for the gray.
Tile» nstoui gradually spread throngh
■ out the south -April 27 being the date
selected for its observance. General
I John A. L igan when commander in
chief of the Grand Army of the Repub
lic received, it is said, a letter from a
: German raiding in Cincinnati in
j which the statement was made that it
! was a springtime custom of the people
j in the German fatherland to decorate
! with 111 were the graves of their soldiers.
I The writer suggested that the custom
I be adopted in the United States. The
' idea met with the approval of General
Logan, and iu l*fiS he appointed May
30 as the date of its observance.
It is said that the date. May 30, was
selected not only because of tho abun
dance of flowers at that season of the
year, but also because on that day the
"last soldier of the civil war was mns
tered out of service. The enstom of
having parades was not introduced un
til lss2. Each year there are fewer old
soldiers to join in these processions, and
each year there are new graves to re
ceive (he 1 ving tributes of flowers and
tears f: .1 the living.
Thi re are 75 national cemeteries scat
tered throughout some states of the
Union, and in them lie the remains of
ft.~iD.non soldiers. Virginia has 16, in
which are buried 75,000 men, Tennessee
comes next with 7, in which are 57,348
dead; Mississippi has ii, with 'J5,497;
Georgia 2, with 33,H(!U; Louisiana 4,
with 30,881; North Carolina 4, with
18,085; Missouri ft, with 14,151. It
will be seen that these seven states con
tain within their borders more than
half of all the national cemeteries uiul
that in them are buried above two
thirds of the entire number of soldiers
who sleep in government grounds. In
the cemeteries of no other single state
are there above 10,000 soldiers buried.
The smallest number of men (48) are iu
the Battleground cemetery, District of
Columbia, and the largest number (18.-
IKiH) are iu Arlington cemetery, Virgin
ia. Sixteen thousand six hundred and lif
ty-six are buried at Vicksbuig, Miss. ;
18,558 at Nashville, Teun., and 15,358
at Fredericksburg, Va.
The cemetery of Arlington, which is
just across the Potomac river from
Washington, was established May 18,
1804. The property lielonged to General
Robert E. Lee and before the war was
one of tho finest homes in the south.
About 4,000 of the dead buried there
are unknown. Beneath a single stone
less than four yards long and about two
wide "lie the remains of 3,111 soldiers
collected from the battlefield of Bull
linn and 111 route of the Rappahannock
after the war."
Arlington is indeed a place for tender
memories, for thanksgivings anil for
prayers, but it is no place for pride and
vainglory. Standing among those grass
grown graves and looking Ist that deso
lated home, one understands—better
perhaps than ever before —what war
means and what victory costs—early
deaths, ruined homes and crushed
hearts. One has only to stand within
the shade of Arlington to learn that
war means all this and more, and when,
with sympathy born of a common sor
row, we remembered that there were
soldiers of tho gray as well as of the
bine whose graves that day would bo
flower strewn and tear moistened we
felt that no sermons could plead more
eloquently for peace and charity than
did those lowly mounds.
These men have left us it priceless
heritage; let ua see that we are worthy
lof it. General John B. Gordon puts it
well, "Let us remember that those who
wore the blue und those who wore the
gray are brothers now iu the truest
cense and that lioth will stand together
in defense of the Union and see to it
that law and liberty shall live and
that this republic of ours shall move
onward and upward forever in its Is
nign mission to humanity."—Forward.
(/iiirluiitlx 1 or All.
But while we honor the soldier let us
not forget our other dead who fell beside
ns in the peaceful battle of life. Go,
mother, and lay the lilac and the daisy
on that spot in "God's acre" where
you planted tho little curly headed
treasure that shall come up and bl«n 111
iu the- springtime of eternity. Go, wid
ow. and bang the green garland of ivy
on tho cold tablet that, like a sjiecter,
beckons you to follow your beloved.
Stop, child, amid your play, gather a
handful of blue eyed violets and let
their modest lips kiss the nodding
grasses that cover her wboee bitterest
pang at death was the thought of leav
ing you. '.V>, lover, let the red tulip
blush above the upturned face of her
whose budding beauty was chilled un
timely l»y the frosts of death. -Chicago
Shrrp nip for lloica.
A swine breeder who had a number
of pigs N or 10 weeks old. old < notlgh
to wean, noticed that they were not
doing well, and on closer examination
found that "some were lousy, some a
little nun. y, and others looked measly
lied." Hon.-ed kerosene oil. but itfailed
to relieve the trouble, and it occurred
to him that as sheep dip was good to
cure sheep HilTcring similar troubles be
would give it a trial, and ho jrepoits
the result as follows "I put iu a barrel
25 gallons of water and a quart of dip
and stirred it. up good, then dipped the
pigs. Never saw such a change. Not
over 15 minutes' work. Left barrel in
tin- pen, and whenever I saw a pig hav
ing tho least thing th utter with the
skill 1 dumped it in the barrel of dip.
1 have the cleanest, nicest lot of shotes
ever raised anil advise all raisers of
hogs to try it Dip your pigs several
time t at from I to 13 weeks old and see
fur yoni>i Ives. It will more than save
the price in feed and in better growth,
kills all lice and humor in the slcin, be
>.id<- disinfecting the pigs." The pens
h|k.» f lion Id have Itoen thoroughly
cleaned and rid of lice by sprinkling
i with sf 1 ition of carbolic acid or any
thii.g clm- that would have tho same
I elf.-ct, and protmbly this was done.—
Live Stock.
I'Dalum of It.-nielial>erlns the lli'a.l
With Klonrra I» Sprradlnc
Memorial day in Ear ;»■ i iking
headway. princijially through tu.- ii.::n
enceuf the larjje nnuber of wealthy
Americans wb n >v reside in m -t Kn
ropean cities. Tb«>i; h many f th. -
have «•».:- >1 to be Am erican* in -j irit
and have in lu*M cas»s suc<- -1 t»
th* ir environ u. nts. th> metal t.- < ( th
r dive ! ti: s celt : rate ->;> h 1 il
tli •< as tho-*? of Gettysburg ai. f Af
' pomattox l:y banquets and ot:. r so ial
fer-tivit is an.l that a..1 in cr tting in
atn ■ jihere favorable to the gr.at
An. rican holiday. W r» tber'* n- «■ l«v
: ny of wealthy American* in Pari*, fear
example, ti.e grav« of Lafayette wonM
have l'i • n forgottt n l since by hi*
own ci uutryui<n. The repr. - nt.. rives j
' of I; ith nations uiwt in connc :. sz- I
enceuvtr the grave i f Lofa;- ;t- and
in the evening usually eelel rut. by t •
dinner, where tm.sts are given and re- •
spondi-d to and when? elotju no* and
wit find apt d liverance.
In tie .miui! way in fiagUtnd th--
American M morial day ia crowdiug 1
ont of t* : : t:tbranee that of No*. -.
wbieb baa from time iatßMvrial I n
fixtd by the cbnrcb as the day devoted
to th.' di prirt.il dead It ua - 'S-"n of
git my weather end of biting cold, when
people ti:. 1 it ban! to lie ont •■( d"«rs,
mnch r .re so ti» visit those 1. n.-Iy an«l
dark, n <1 fir. ts of npcropol!-, which
are the v« ry opposite in r.-sjiect of ,-it«
and <h* rft: 1 surriamdings to Auri uan
ccmi-teri. . and which one ran afford to
visit without carrying around with Uiu.
an awful foreboding of the her. aft»-r.
Tin- cvintries outside of the United
Stat*- however, where the American
id ■ f M mortal day have made m«.st
priori - are naturally Mexico and fan
ada. Sin ■ Diaz has practically become 1
the dii iat r of Mexico. May ".'I i» as
retjnl.iily celebrated in the City of M. t
ico ii.s is May 80 in Chicago <* X.-w .
V rk. Tb- Mexican celebration i< »Veu
more elaliorate in s..uie respects than
on vs. aud invariably those American
ecldie: 1 who fell in 1*47 are always in
clod- lin tboceremouies. Th»* M. sicans
ext. • ; the celebration usually over
thr days. and. t* -ides costly t! ral
tributes, a government military 1 and
accompi.nies the imcesncaisU which
pours forth strains of delicious music.
With the dawn of Memorial day a
st xdystre.ua of people pour int.. the
ceiueti ri ii m daylight todusk Flow
ets are so inarvfloosly cheap tb<- grav.
present the appearance of being ou»-
vast field I d of variegated col< rs. and.
as with lis. the day is a national holi
day. and a general light heart# dn«-s
pervades lill the people, which in more
eomb. r Knrope would be regarded as
sadly ink- eping with the aolemniti*s of
the occasion.—New Orleans Tiujes-
Metnurial lin>' lienrrally Brriinnlinl
n» » National Holiday.
In H."» out of the 4a states of the Un
ion May 8(1 is legally recognized as
Memorial uay. Everywhere tb<« day in
practically considered a legal holiday,
but only in the number of stat. s men
tioned is it so by law. Most persons con
aider it as what i.- known «s a national
holiday. Surprising as the fact may
seem, there is no such thing as a na
tional holiday. There la no provision In
the coustitntion of th»- United States
that permits such a thimr Congre—. lias
from time to time r»-ognize«l certain
special days for business pnrj*»<s. but
not even the president's proclamation
of Thanksgiving day makes it a legal
holiday in any state unless the legisla
tare of that state has so signified by
legal action.
it needs no president's proclamation
no legislative action, to make tb>- Unit
ed States observe Memorial day The
descendants of the 55,77t<,304 soldiers
who constituted the Federal armies
which fought from IH6I to 1H«"> ii-ed
no reminder to perfc rm what they con
aider a sacretl duty. The 340,610 meiu
bers of the tirand of the Uepnb
lie who followed the fate of the stars
and strijies. some of them from Fort
Sumter to Appomattox, do not require
admonition to honor their comrades
whom wounds or disease have taken
from among them.
Illu«* and army.
There is another event which has
gradually Iss-n blended with the <l»o" set
aeide for de« orating the grave* of |n-n ;
who wore the blue. It is the* time when
those who loved the men who wore the ,
gray remember their own dead, the !
men who fought honestly and brnxely
for the cause they believed to Is* right !
The grave knows neither friend nor foe 1
lloth rest
l*iul« r tht? »otl bihl th« dfw,
Waiting t!u« Jutl|C»n«'Ol «I»J,
Untlt r tht* rt<* » th« blue.
Under tb* willow* tb«* ir"»r
There are ft WIT of the gray t" re
member than of the blue, for the total '
of those who fought for the Southern j
Confederacy is placed at 600,000 The |
graves decorated not only contain all ]
that is mortal of men who perished on
the battlefield, but of hundreds iJ th*** 1
who were taken from the cares of this
world years after the sounds of strifs
had ceased. It is the principle of the
Orand Army of the Republic, as well
as of the Confederate associations, that
any member thereof shall 1«* honored in
death with the same tribute that is .
paid to the comrades whom death
clai!i!'->! <luring the war.—Exchauge.
Tin re has liecn a tendency of recent
years to turn it from a holy day to a ;
holiday to indulge in races and games ,
aud merrymaking of all sorts. But to |
one whose sentiments are true this can
only cause profound )>ain. There is a
time for everything, and the time to
dance is not at a funeral. Memorial day
calls up myriad heartbreaks, sad part
ings and sliail*>wtil lives. It is the time |
for holy and (hastened reverence j
Kev. I>r. Crane
A Tbrilllaa Kalrrlalaiafal.
Perhaps the most thrilling entertain
in. Nt on record was one witne- I in
the Romagna, which was as unexj ct-.i
as it was unauthorised It was tb- la-t :
day of the carnival, aud tin* theater of
Formlipo|>oli was packed with a crowd
of spectators awaiting the rise of th"
curtain After a long delay the curtain
went up. only to disc lime a stage . ecu
pied by 1"" brigands facing the audi
encc with jioiuted rifles.
The leader of the strange ca«t. 11
Passat<>re, ou« of the m«sit ruthl*- . r *l>
bers of any age. U.w. d profonmlly to
the horror stricken audience and * '
plained that the theater was surrounded
by Ins men. that the first man who at
tempt.il to escape would be allot u> I
that he mid bis merry mm would pt -
cued to collect any money and valu.> 1* *
they bad with tin m
Tin brigand and his men thin ■-
m enib-d from the stage and stripl • ' '
audience of their piawesslona to th-\ n
tie of 1400,000. He then lhnnk»sl 'b. i .
all in a graceful speech and left tb*
theater It is comforting to know
be and 100 of his brigands wer
, tared shortly after and that they p..1 a
- heavy penalty for their evening s en
* turtaiunicut. —< mclnnati Ln*juixer
V ' :l!. . Mm.
I"'i r ij*- li: » jrty." I
CI ' r. . . I•.-I :f- r Uk> bte, i
A ■ ! f<* ths fr«y! J
S i ta # vraatb. v
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Sinn, r t.er
•* I '»•«»: ir ; ~«1
Tb« ... f : • f.. 1• ra .taaA.
inil - .4 s«bl
la ti. I j r • hamL
-4 I.lj'
M Mm
r .r the aid Mn.>j b-ft a
Tiu' th* ar* ha* n>M xmajr.
Ami thw «ina of tliar
Tha: Ibv« bral m Sum.
Ar» t< tf*Usvr M 4my.
i». * M- •-t that Itr hlk-rt taml
Oh. t - luV -«f '»tr a»itkm' Mara'
Awl tk* flow nd.
And thr *.«r. !b»jr «M
liahtti. ml a «a ot ;ia>a'
, Bo* tb -i i «<• plurknl fir tka Ma*.
A:. I 111 litirs *» f»la«J *l* lk> trwf
V* b.n> **.tiTvl m * wmatik
And la fb#r 1 .-m-nth
#tni*il*r oar h»-r» «a i >iajr
—S»W Y'-rh H'raM
9lu*|»lr |»rt lrr« H kkh I «r«#r« Stf
Krrrl F»r riieM«#l*r«.
(>. • rx*- E. Sc**tt 'lescrihes In Hoard's
Dairy man a cow stall which h»ars his
, nanii*. While Fig. J ittves a perfect r*mr
vi*w. Fig 3 will explain more clearly
the si*h> section and measur»*inenta
The platform. A. i« made >4 1 lack
nak. d. in bled ami > ints Ividien. with •
fall <>f two inches, ami is CfeetO inchsa
rm. l
for a c« w weighing l.tg>o pr nnda
an.! sfcotild be longer
.rr *h. rter as tlie weight of the cow may
This feature iray h» provided far by
j lacing t : ■ f in fri nt ot the roar,
Bi arer ti*w .»r*l ihc ditch or farther away,
or sone> tin s the ditch ia run at an
< r an offset at one end, but the
f. iti.tr is by all means the moat satis
The feed trough. B. ia raised by run
ning two 2 by S stringers the entire
length of the stable, making the trough
1H inch* * :de and 6 Inches deep a
front of th- row The stalls are 8 feet 8
im hi - wide fr m centers, and partitiona
4 feet high ami 3 feet 6 inches l»ng at
C. The p sts. D. are 3 feet high, made
from 2 by a studding, and toe nailed in
tlie corner of each feed bo* at F snail
by a lath nailed to th» m for the cow to
. eat hay thr ugh ami to keep her etand
iug I rack to her ditch.
The hayrack at E is IS inches wills
and 3 feet deep to F. awl is open with
a 6 inch thwart, so that gram, ensilage
or any cut feed readily falls through
j int.. feed bo* The ditch is 1« inchsa
wide and V inches deep on platfuem
j side ami ? inches at rear ami is mads
absolutely water ti|jbt. The latter fsa
j ture. alofii'with the liroken joints on
i the platform, always insures gnod sani
tation as with every particle of manure
and ''quid voiding where abeurbenta
and .hodorizer* can be applied pots the
stable in shape so that its caretaker
i can keep it pure and sweet with little
effort and have some place t>' take call
ers into when sh«>wing his l«et cows
without having to pretl* ami sufll* the
| visit with an afiokigy.
Any fartii»-r. 1 think, can erect this
stall with the use of a good saw. hatchet,
jack plane und square at a trifling ccM,
no u.
and wh»*n once completed am positive
that it will be a great s«*urce at pride
to the dairyman who has it in bis barn.
After four years of use ami keeping
cows confined from four to five months
each winter dsy and night am able to
say that it is a perfect stall, and not
only keeps the cows p-rfcctly clean, but
have not seen a ntall that gives the cosr
ao much fr* dom for her head and body
IDalrr Baalaaaa.
It is noticeable that in every com
munity in which the dairy is well de
vekipcd there is a high degree of pros
perity and r* flneuient. The* inflaeacs of
the business is uplifting. It re<tuirm
I intelligence :.ml a wide study to make
the busima aocresa, and all thia is
on the line of refinement. It demands
getttlenese of dispa*itii4i. No rough,
brutal man can achieve success in the
dairy. He must be kind. and. if not
naturally so. h*e must cultivste tin
spirit of kitnlnesa The cow uinat fc*
loved, must In- petted, must be fed well
and fed properly, and all this Uada
th- broad, ning of th.* mind and the im
provement of our naturea Then thel*
must l>e cloanlinesa n* t only ahoat the
pr. tnis.-v. but about th.* |>ersi«. An In
diana dairyman baa a covered tatrnyard.
and be was aaked at an institute If he
was satisfied with that way of keeping
manure. •'Why." eaid he. "I do not
have a covered barnyard fur the pur
pose of ke.; tng manure. All the ma
nure is hauled out as soon as made in
order to k.-ep the yard clean 1 con
structed a ever over the ysrd f>* the
I comfort of it;y cows " There waa a
whole volnn>. of dairy instruct** m
tboM few w s. Th.* watchfnlnsaa to
1 preserve 11* an oness ami th.- kiminsai fci
tb*- cows are the cntsantae t soccsns
fui datr>inM 1 Tactical Uirma.