Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 11, 1906, Image 1

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Bit Jan. Clearance Sale now on.
I Samples sent on request.
A Remodeling and Sacrifice Sale [
H Great Opportunity to <
j] Save Money. j
fj Stock The Most Complete J
W This store has ever shown
W The whole stock—nothing reserved—must be >
sold at earliest moment possible. Goods from fac- <
VA tory at' almost fractory prices. Come, take your >
choice of the entire stock at astonishing discounts
{ from regular price. >
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< Every Yard of Carpet to be sold
4 i
J The entire stock of Ingrain Carpets—Linoleums
—Mattings at COST. Thousands of yards of best
J all-wool carpets at loom prices. They're going; ,
\ come quick, or you miss a bargain.
I Bring the measure of your rpom ans we can {
< tell ju§t what it will take, >
f BROWN & CO. |
Yi No. 136 North Main St., Butler. W
I Duffy's Store 1
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■ Not one bit too early to think of that new Carpet, orl
H perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpet I
I size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-B
■ pet stock is one of the largest and best assorted in But- ■
■ ler county* Among which will be found the following: ■
H Heavy twq and three ply . .. .05c per yd and upH
H Beet cotton ohein 50c per yd and up H
H Simply no wear ont to these $1.35 yd H
' Xlght made," "trar very Qbod (55c per yd rip
H Body and Brussels, tfalf and All Wool Ingrains. H
H Prettiest Carpel made, as durable |oo.; $1.35 H
■ CARPETS. Qeocine wpave I
I MATTING, Hempand Straw. B
■ Azminater ftngs, Beauties too. $33 each and up K
H Brussels Bugs, Tapestry and Body sl2 eaoh and up H
H Ingrain All and Half Wool $5 each and up H
Linoleums, Inlaid and Common, all widths and grades. B
H Oil Cloths, Floor, Table, Shelf and Stair. ■
H Laoe Curtains, Portiers, Window Shades, Cartain Poles; Small Hearth ■
■ Rugs, all styles and sizes. B
I Duffy's gtore, I
Vou can save money by purchasing your piano of
W ; . NEWTON, "The Piano Man/ ~
The expense of running a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum $780.00
Clerk, per annum ■ $312.00
Lights, Heat and incidentals . . . $194.00
Total sl2tt6.Qo
I have no store can 3ave you this expense when you 6uy of me.
t sell"biAnd6 for cash or feafcy monthly payments. I lake pianos or organs in
exchange and allow you they are worth to on the new instrument
411 pianqs fully warranted as represented
A ftw Of the people 1 have *old pianon in Butler. Ask them.
Dr. McCurdy Bricker
Fred Porter
Fraternal Order Eagles
Ep worth League
E. W. Bingham
Geo. D. High
W. J. Mates
J. 8 Thompson
•Towph Woods
ltaaf SlJapor Burton
Miss Emma Hughes
A. W. Mates
W. R. Williams
Mrs. R. O. Rambaugh
Chas. E. Herr
Subscribe for the CITIZEN
Dr. W. P. McElroy
Sterling Club
D F. Reed
Woodmen of the World
H. A. McPherson
Miss Anna McCandless
£. A Black
Samuel Woods
Oliver ThomTSso
fhn jofahton "
A. Longw'iiU
J. E. Bowers
Miles Hilliard
Mrs. S. J. Green
J, R Douthett
E. K Richey
L. 8. Yoach
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New buildings, new rooms, elegant new equipment, excellent courses of
studv, best of teachers, expenses moderate, terms \ Eli\ LIBERAL. ,
Over 13 000 00 worth of new tvpewnters in ase (allowing advanced students
from 3 to 4 hours' practice per day), other equipment in proportion^
Winter Term, Jan ti, IJKMS. Spring Term, April 1906.
Positions secured for our worthy graduates. Visitors always welcome.
When in Butler, pav us a visit. Catalogue and other literature mailed on ap
plication. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa
j Fall and Winter Millinery- |
$ Everything in the Itne of Millinery can be found, jj:
( the right thing at the right time at the right price at
Don't You Need
An Overcoat?
We Closed out a Manufacturer's Sample Line at
One Half Their Value.
In this lot of 218 Overcoats there are all sizes. In the
Men's overcoats they are sizes 34 to 44. In the Boys' they
are sizes 6to 20. Not 2 Overcoats of a kind.
For want of space we cannot describe these extraordinary
bargains in these Overcoats.
But will just mention a few of them.
29 Overcoats, Regular Price $22, Sale Price $11.98
33 Overcoats, Regular Price $lB, Sale Price $9.89
28 Overcoats, Regular Price sls, Sale Price $7.45
78 Overcoats, Regular Price $lO, Sale Price $4.89
23 Boys' Overcoats, Regular Price $9, Sale Price $4.62
27 Boys' Overcoats, Regular Price $6, Sale Price $3.13
Have a Look at These Overcoats.
We Will Show Them to You.
No Trouble Whatever.
137 South Main Street. Butler, Pa.
| j^7V\E£IN
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41) l v- | j spending money. They desire to get the
h? 1 /ia //■ ( li best possible results of the money expended.
Vl 1 If L/ \ iy ]jj Those who buy custom clothing have a
/[ rji tfi / H right to demand a fit, to have their clothes
Aji-! ICy,V A' i correct in style and to demand of the
/J W ]!,£&:■ l seller to guarantee everything. Come to
.tL/i lt £s* " l A us knd there will be nothing lacking. I
li have just received a large slock of Fall
u lift « aQ d Winter suitings in the latest styles,
I \ mil J shades and colors.
I Iffirl J G - F - KECK,
mJO Mfr 142 N.Main St., Rutl<?r,Pa
: Bickers Fall Footwear. Ij
; largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of 4
> Fine Footgear we Hpye Ever Shown. 4
i SOROSLS SHOEK. Twenty Fail Styles—Dongola, Patent- 4
' kid and Fine Calf Shoes made in the V
i latest up-to-date styles. Extremely large stock of Misses' and Chtf- > 1
dren's fine shoes in many new and pretty sty'es for fall A
i MFN'S SHAFA. Showing all the latest styles in Men's >3
'"iT" M OII V M ' Fine Shoes, all leathers, 83 awl SU. A
I Complete htocfc of Boys', Youths' aad Llt.le dents' Pine Shoes.
Bargains in School Shoes, j
High-cut copper-toe choea for Boys and good water proof School V
i Shoes for Girls. ~ > 1
. Large stock of Women's Heavy Shoes in Kangaroo-calf and A
' Oil Grain for country wear. V
| Rubber and Felt Goods, i
i Oljr §touk of aud Felt Woods is estremly large and A
owing to the large urdeia which we placed we were able to get very
► close prices and are in a position to offer you the lowest prices for ► 1
A best grades of Felts and Rubber Goods. A
TA An immense business enables us to name the very lowest
W pricee for reliable footwear. ► 1
When in need of anything in our line give us a call A
I Repairing promptly Done, 1
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H J. (J, &W. CAMPBELL, |
j :? BUTLE, PA. Ijl
1 ili ili iLHIi UMli 0i i» ili 0i gi iDili <li
106 W. Diamond St.. Uutler.
North side of Court House.
Eye, Ear, Noee and Throat work, a
At 327 N. bin St.
c. soybE,/yi. o.
Eye, Ear Nose and Throat.
OFFICE HOURS—9 to 10 a. in., 1 to 3
p. in., 7toß p. m. Sunday by appoint
121 E. Cunningham Street, Butler, Pa.
Consultation and examination free.
Office hours—9 to 12 A. M., 2 to
M., daily except Sunday. Evening
Office—Stein Block, Rooms 9-10, But
ler, Pa. People's Phone 478.
Teeth extracted absolutely painless.
Take Vitalized Air or Nitrous Oxide.
All work satisfactory.
127 i S. Main St., BUTLER, PA.
Graduate of Dental Department,
University of Pennsylvania.
Office—2ls S. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Office over Leighner's Jewelry store,
Butler, Pa
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge work.
Office in Butler County National Bank
Buildiner, 2nd floor.
Successor to Dr. Johnston.
Office at No 114 B. Jefferson St., over
G. W. Miller's grocery
Office in Butler County National
Bank building.
Office at No. 8. West Diamond St. But
ler. Pa.
Office in Butler County National
Bank building.
Office on Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Special attention given to collections
and business matters.
Office in Wise building.
Office in Reiber building, cornet Main
and E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance on
Main street
Office on Main St, near Court House
Office on South side of Diamond,
Butler, Pa.
Office near Court House
Offioe in the Negley Building, West
307 Butler County National Bank Bld'g
yV>z can save you money
on your fall suit and fit
you as well as the best and
highest-priced city tailors.
New Fall Goods Just Received.
Write us.
Winter's Changes
Breed Pneumonia
Be on the safe side. Have a bottle of
good whiskey ready for emergencies.
We can honestly recomm&nd fof this
' UrandiutUer's Choice
(Guaranteed U Yrs. Old
It's a smooth, palatable whiskey —for
social and family use; fcj a gallon. Your
choice of any whiskey in list below for
$1 a full quart; 0 cjta., $5.
We pay express charges on all mail
orders of |T> or Goods shipped
Robt, Lewin d Co<»
Ho 14 SmltHlleld St., PITTSBCaG, PA.
'Phones: Bell 2li* P. k A. 1458.
Advertise in The CITIZEN.
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Copyright, l'-05, by Honore Willsie
The lake lay smooth and dark like a
piece of smoked glass. Along the shore
the early green of the trees melted into
the hazy gray of the sky. At the col
lege pier the reflection of the pier posts
wavered serenely from the reflected
roof of the boathonse.
"Fit to give one the nightmare," Peg
gy exclaimed as Jack handed her care
fully into the boat.
"It does look squally," said Jack, tak
ing up the oars; "the sky, I mean, not
the reflection."
"Fooh!" answered Peggy, curling her
6eif up in the stern of the boat. "Do
you suppose I'm going to let the pros
pect of a mere squall spoil my lirst
boat ride of the year? Besides, we
both can swim, can't we?"
Jack stared at Peggy with what was
Intended for a look of withering dis
"You bet, Foggy, if I thought there
was any danger in this stunt I'd not
take you."
Peggy raised her eyebrows. "Jack,
what is the matter with you? Are you
trying to be proud and haughty in an
old sweater? My child, please recall
that you had to be spanked into having
your face washed. It is now, oh, Jack,
too late to make an impression on my
fresh young heart, I"
"Gee, but you're crazy!" murmured
"And I," went on Peggy, Ignoring the
interruption, "I wish to state that this
sudden development of courtesy in one
who has pulled my hair and whose ears
I have boxed both in sorrow and in an
ger makes me feel the necessity of re
minding you that it is useless for you
to fuss and put on airs, for you are
nothing but a freshman after all."
Jack dug his oars viciously into the
water, splashing his own red Jersey
and Peggy's white sweater.
"Strikes me you entered the same
day I did. What time does that bloom
in' matron say you'll have to be back?"
"Six o'clock. Otherwise it's Peggy
before the house committee, and the
Botany club depends on me to get the
lichens to theui before 7," she an
swered, making herself Into a still
smaller ball in the stern seat. The boat
leaked a little.
"Oh, we'll be back in time easy.
We'll reach the pines in half an hour."
Peggy looked a little anxiously at the
sky. "That wind is coming up, Jack,"
she said. "I guess I'll get out the extra
oars and help."
"You'll do nothing of the sort," an
swered Jack. "It's not a girl's work."
Peggy looked up quickly, then smiled
to herself and settled back in her place
again. It was very still and sheltered
among the pines. The soft new needles
smelied deliciously of spring, and the
wind was only a faraway sigh in the
treetops. The pine trees murmured,
robins flickered among the soft fuzz of
the new needles. Suddenly Jack pulled
out his watch.
"Gee whiz," he said, "it's flve min
utes of 6!"
Peggy could feel herself going white.
"Jack," she gasped, "It's not a funny
joke to be hauled up by the house com
mittee. They are all seniors, and no
one is so hard on a freshman as a sen
ior. They have been through all these
scrapes and know how to strike hard."
They ran to the shore. In the shelter
of the pines they had not realized that
a heavy squall had grown out of the
light wind of the afternoon. Hie water
was thick with whitecaps, and the
wind tore across the lake as if deter
mined to aid the house committee
against the delinquent Peggy.
Jack looked out at the water with
lips tight pressed. "Peggy," he said,
"I'll not venture out with you with a
sea like that one, house committee or
no house committee."
"Jack Howard," replied Peggy,
"you've got to."
"Peggy!" He threw back his shoul
ders and eyed Peggy with dignity.
"Peggy, yott are not going to be drown
ed while I am around. I tell you I will
not go till the squall i 3 over."
Peggy threw back her girlish shoul
ders and eyed Jack with even greater
dignity than his own.
"I'll not to you, Jack Howard,
until you launch that boat." And with
this she pulled her tarn o' shauter
down over her curly hair, walked back
to the edge of the pines and, sitting
down in the needles, stared with mark
oil indifference at the sky above Jack's
Jack stood Irresolute for a moment.
Peggy had never looked mote tantaliz
ing. The white tam shaded a face that
was almost irresistible, and he
conscious of an insane d«®h'« to obey
the behests cf that capricious, curly
(lead even though so doing might lead
to the bottotn of the lake. But another
sook at the water jmd he withdrew to
the foot of the tree opposite Peggy's.
After lighting his pipe he studied his
boots with impassive face. Minute aft
er minute went by, and the cold spring
dusk came on.
"I'm just frfezitt* t<> thts old pine
tteougnt Peggy, "but I just won't
give in. Doesn't he look de!# and trag
ic, though? I wouldn't have missed
this row for anything. Rows do bring
out the character so. Now, who would
have thought that I cfcutd be so firm?"
V.ittte by "little as the night settled
down the wind sank, and as it sank a
Due misting rain set in. Lake and
shore, pines and sky slowly lnelttfil
into one gray green tQtt* that gave
Foggy a 'jMVvi' of desolation, jack
at his watch.
"Half past 7, Peggy." he said. "I
am goiiig to launch the bo»t. u
They rowjd t»v>t into the lake in dig
nified silence. Peggy, in her old place
In the stern, snuggled down into her
sweater and wandered how long she
must maintain her difficult isolation.
Finally, "We ought to be home in
three-quarters of an hour," camo in
toothing tones from Jack's eud of the
No answer from the stern.
"A nasty rain," from the rower's
No reply.
"It's almost too dark to steer, isn't
It?" was inquired tenderly.
Still no rep.ly.
4»«avier and heavier grew the dark
ness, and wetter and wetter became
the white sweater and the red jersey.
"Oughtn't we to bo there by now?"
asked a yervaus little voice from Peg
gy's end of the boat.
Jack hauled in his oars, struck a
match and looked at his watch.
"Gads'" he exclaimed. "It's a quarter
after S. Where in thunder have wo
got to?"
"There seems to be nothing around
us," said Peggy, "but water."
r&tMtx inure to tha rlxht Pc«tfv.'»
said Jack. Then, after half an hour.
"Try it to the left."
"Oh. dear!" sighed Peggy. "It's so
dark. If we only could flnd a little
something to land on!"
"Now, Peggy, dear."' said Jack,
"don't be frightened. I'll save you. I
calculate that we are clear across the
lake by now, and we will land at one
of the lake farms and get some one
to drive up to town. If we assure the
house committee that we have been
chaperoned ever since $» o'clock they
won't do very muoh to you."
"Oh. won't they!" said Peggy deri
sively. "You don't know them, my dear.
They will have the time of their lives
over me."
"Then," answered Jack firmly, "they
will have me to reckon with."
"Isn't he romantic?" thought Peggy.
Then aloud, "Oh, Jack, Jack, there is a
light!" And in an instant they were
bumping pier posts, the rough sides of
which were eagerly grasped by the be
draggled pair in the rowboat. They
landed and tied the boat.
"Hey, what's doing down there?"
called a man's voice from the shore.
Jack took Peggy's hand. "The owner
of the place," he said to her softly.
Then he called, "I'm lost with a lady."
There was silence from the shore,
and then the man's voice came back
through the rain:
"Lost! Who are you ?"
"I'm John Howard of Hull univer
"All right, come along. Mr. Howard."
Jack and Peggy walked carefully up
the pier, and through the rain they saw
a great building that seemed strangely
close to the water for a farmhouse. A
man whose face they could not see in
the darkness stepped forward.
"Come right in," he said'and threw
open a door. There ou a long bench
that faced a racing shell sat a dozen
"Hello, Howard!" said one in a sur
prised sort of way.
With one gasp of disgust Jack pulled
Peggy back out of the light.
"The varsity boatliouse!" he groaned
as they hurried across the campus.
"Gee, I have doue it! We'll never hear
the end of this. We must have rowed
clear around that confounded lake.
And the way I announced it to that
chump who invited us in! We'll never
hear the end of this."
"And my dose Is a double one,"
groaned Pejgjy. "Think of the house
committee." '
Jack left her at the door of Rose cot
tage, and Peggy slowly climbed the
stairs to report to the matron. But in
stead of fear a little tremor of Joy
made her throat quiver, and the pros
pect of her interview with the house
committee was not even a needle point
shadow on the clear serenity of her
happiness, for as he said good night
Jack had held her hand and wnispered:
"Never mind, dear, we'll grin and
bear it together. Won't we?"
Van Bnrcn'i Answer*.
One clay the merits of Van Buren
were being discussed by a party of
politicians on a Hudson river steam
boat. One of the party had been dwell
ing on his noncomiuittalism and com
plaining that a plain answer to a plain
question was never elicited from him.
"I'll wager dinners for the com
pany," added he, "that if one of us
shall go down to the cabin and ask
Van Buren the simplest question that
can be thought of he will evade a di
rect auswer. Yes, and I'll give you
leave, too, to tell Van Buren why you
ask the question, and that there is a
bet depending ou the reply."
This seemed fair enough. One of
the party was deputed to go down and
try the experiment.
He fouud Van Buren, whom he knew
well, in the saloon and said:
"Mr. Van Buren, some gentlemen on
the upper deck have been accusing you
of noucominittalism and have just laid
a wager that you would not give a
plain answer to the simplest question,
and they deputed me to test the fact.
Now, sir, allow me to a.?k you, 'Where
does the sun rise?'"
Mr. Van Buren's brow contracted;
he hesitated a moment, then said:
-The terms east and west are (jpn
veutional, but"—
"That'll do," interrupted the inter
rogator. "We have lost the bet!"
And Got Rid of It.
Mrs. Pitley—They say he is so un
kind to his wife. Mr. Pitley—That
shows hoW people misjudge a man,
I know it to be a fact that he speut one
whole year endeavoring to make a sat
isfactory investment of his wife's mon
ey.—Town and Country.
Race That LtvrH »«r the Chi
nese Prefecture of Chlenchanff.
Adjoining the Chinese prefecture of
Chienehang is a deep gully barred by
a river which no Chinaman is pern\it
ted to pass until he finds bail tor his
good conduct in Lolodom.
The Lolas are a slim, well made,
muscular race with oval reddish brown
faces, high check bones aud pointed
chins, from which the beard has been
carefully plucked. They are far taller
than the Chinese and indeed than any
European race, but their marked pe
culiarity is the horn. Every male
adult gathers his hair in a knot over
his forehead and then twists it up in a
cotton cloth so that it resembles the
horn of a unicorn.
This horn is considered sacred, and
even if a Lolo settles in Chinese terri
tory and grows a pigtail he still yri*
serves his horn. The L.olo prin
cipal garment is m wide sleeveless man
tle red or black felt tied about tho
neck and descending almost to the
heels. The trousers are of Chinese
cotton with felt bandages, N>> shoes
are worn, but a vouieal hat of woven
bamboo covered with felt furnishes a
faxul covering as well as an umbrella.
The Chinese divide the Lolos Into
two classes, which they call respective
ly "Black BquG%' 1 *>ud" "White Bones,"
lit*! being the nobles and the latter
Their vassals and retainers. There is
also a third class of captive Chinese
aud their descendants, called "Watzu,"
practically slaves, who are tattooed ou
the forehead with the mark of their
The Lotos never marry except in
their own tribes, captive Chinese wom
en being given to their bondsmen. The
marriage of a Black Bone is a time of
great festivities and many bauquets.
The betrothal is celebrated and ratified
by the present Qf the husband to the
bride's family of a pig and three ves
sels or wine.
On the wedding morn the bride is
richly dressed with many- ornaments.
She is expected weep profusely,
whether «he feels so inclined or not.
In the midst of her tears the groom's
relatives aud friends dash in. seize the
bride, the best man carries her out of
doors ou his shoulders, she is clapped
on a horse aud hurried off to her new
home. Here she finds horses, cattle
and sheep, provided by the groom's
family, while her own people send
clothes, ornaments and corn. Women
occupy a high position among the Lck
los, and a woman chief is not unknown
among the tribes. New Yprk Herald.
State Health Commissioner Earnestly
Appa&ls to Parents to Protect
Tiieir Children Prom the
Horrors of Small-pox.
Anti-Vaccinationiata Fill Parents'
Minds With Prejudice, But In Spite
of Opposition the Law la Being
Enforced In Thousands of Schools.
Dr. Samuel Q. Dixon, state commis
sioner of health, has given out the
following interview in reference to the
enforcement of the vaccination law:
'•While the United States govern
ment licenses and holds under super
vision the vaccine farms of the coun
try in order that our people may have
vaccine virus produced in the purest
state for protection against the most
terrible and loathsome disease known
to man. and while the Prussian empire
by compulsory vaccination has practi
cally exterminated small-pox, the great
state of Pennsylvania has depended
largely on the intelligence of her peo
ple to guard against the disease by
voluntary vaccination.
"To the credit of our citizens this
precaution has been widely taken, but
the 17,000 cases of small-pox that have
occurred in Pennsylvania during the
last few years, and which have given
this state a black mark among her
sister commonwealths, show the need
of enforcing the laws that have been
passed by our legislatures for the
purpose of getting our people vacci
"One of these laws, the act of June
18, 1905, provides that our children In
the schools must all be vaccinated,
and that if the parents of the children
refuse to permit their children and
the community to be thus guarded
against small-pox such children shall
not be permitted to attend the schools.
Thousands Being Vaccinated.
"While thousands of school children
throughout the state are being vacci
nated with the consent of their par
ents, who desire to protect their lit
tle ones against the ravages of small
pox, I am ashamed to say that cer
tain men are going about the state
seeking for self-advertisement to in
cite the ignorant against vaccination
and to influence our school teachers
to become law-breakers.
"The wildest literature Is circulated
depleting alleged horrors of vaccina
tion. In some districts you will find
that the death of nearly every child
in the community is being laid to vac
Danger of Small-pox.
"I realize how a parent will oppose
the vaccination of his child when the
mind of such parent has been filled
with blind prejudice and ignorant su
perstition. If this parent could only
realize the crime he or she commits
against the child by leaving It exposed
to the horrors of small-pox.
"The anti-vaccinationlsts go into a
community and they say to the par
ents: \ou have no small-pox around
here now. There is no danger from
small-pox. Why then submit your
children to vaccination?' These men
know that small-pox lurks in the hand
shake, that a victim of the mildest
form of the disease may come into a
community that has never known
small-pox, and that the infection thus
introduced may Quickly attack an en
tire unvaccinated district, carrying off
hundreds of children and adults be
fore the epidemic has been checked.
The very tramp that comes along the
country road and asks alms of your
child may in return for the litUe one's
kindness infect it with deadly small
"Those are facts, and, therefore, the
vaccination law Is wise when it re
quires that unvaccinated children shall
be debarred from school in the rural
district as well as the crowded city."
A strong Personal Plea.
The following letter has been sent
by Health Commissioner Dixon to a
leading citizen of a district where
anti vaccinationists have stirred up op
position to the enforcement of the law:
My Dear Sir —The fact that your
people are misguided worries me
much. They do not realize how I sym
pathize with those who are in Immi
nent danger and yet refuse to protect
themselves. They seem to be crazed
on vaccination, which fact is Inconsist
ent with their faith In antitoxin for
diphtheria, demonstrated by the fact
that they receive from one hand of
the commonwealth the antitoxin which
Is produced in tho horse, while the/
refuse to accept from the other ha&d
of this btate vaccine which is pro
duced from the cow.
This alone convinces me that their
minds have been poisoned by some
charlatan s statements. I wish I could
Influence them to listen to the facts
which have convinced the medical
profession of the gTeat blessing that
vaccination has been to humanity.
Unchain the horrible monster —
small-pox—by taking away vaccina
tion. and inside of two generations our
Srosperous state would have her In
ustries paralyjed and her cemeteries
overcrowded with the victims of Chat
dread disease.
Your people say they have not had
small-pox for 40 years, Do they ever
stop to realise the faet that many of
them have owned their homes for a
longer period without having had them
reduced to ashes by lire, and yet dur
ing that entire time they have been
wtse enough to keep up their lire In
surance? Why is this? Because thi&y
know that fire may come at any time
and leave them boneless.
Why. therefore, do they not realise
that small pox may come at any mo
meat and take away from them those
nearest and dearest to their hearts,
robbing them or all that Is In life to
make them happy*
Unjust Criticism.
I have suffered much bv having a
people like yours criticise me when !
am working day and night to try and
save their llvee. It is not pleasant to
me to make work for mys«lf and give
up the comforts of a home life at this
Two-thirds of soy stay on this earth
has been spent in scientific laboratory
work, wallowing in communicable dis
eases to try and discover prophylac*
tics in other diseases, such as Jenner
found for small-pox. and this without
money reward.
It is, therefore, under these circum
stances, discouraging to read the ar
ticles In your local papera, which al
most Incite your people to believe that
I delight in doing their children harm.
This is a great miatake. I but one
child and she has been vaccinated
about every five years of her life.
Why? Btx-ause I know the horrors of
small-pox. the innocence of vaccina
tion. and Its great preventive quality.
Prussia has exterminated small-pox
from the empire by vaccination to
such an extent that she has done away
with her small-pox hospitals.
in the Municipal Hospital in Phila
delphia we have had 9000 cases of
small-pox spreading over a series of
years, during which time not a single
doctor, nurse or attendant who was suc
cessfully vaccinated contracted small
Such statistics as these I could cite
you at great length, but )♦ would be
tiresome. Where vaccination is not
carried on we eat the opposite result.
In the city of Valparaiso. Chile, there
were >I,OOO cases of small-pox during
the year of 1905, with more than 6000
deaths. During the last half of the
year 1894 the record <3# deaths fro 8)
No. 2.
small-pox In the United States at
America was 60«, of which anmbtr 404
were charged to Onr own state.
You ask If time cannot be giten be
fore legal action Is taken to punish
those who defy the beneficent law to
guard the health of our people in this
commonwealth. The reslstanoe to vac
cination alone demonstrate* the im
portance of having a law to require
the vaccination of those who desire to
take advantage of the schools support
ed by the commonwealth.
It is evident that if we had no such
a law our innocent people would con
stantly be thrown 10 contaet with a
disease which is sickening td even the
medical mu, let llOpe those who are
not constantly thrown in contest with
diseased persons. .
effects of Epidemic*.
The law has been on the statute
books for ten years, during which time
It has not been enforoad, with a result
of two or three severe epidemics, which
cost the state and different municipali
ties thousands ana thousands of dol
lars and many precious lives, indepen
dent of paralysing Industries in certain
Now notwithstanding that the new
department has been in Active exist
ence since June 6 there has not been
a law suit brought by it to punish any
one. The person made responsible for
the executive work has trusted to the
intelligence of our people and triei! to
educate them and disabuse their minds
of the fallacies that they have been
taught by the charlatan.
From the iact that the department
has given »h1 on request over 460,006
blank certificates and that it takes
about 2000 t izy to supply the present
demand, it i) evident that vaccination
is going or c<oet satisfactorily in the
greater pan of our community. There
fore. I still have hope tnit those ia
your comnn.clty will come to their
senses and .f Ks advantage of the great
protective vaccination without the
department being forced to punish any
one for vloijiUni the law which was
created for public good.
The lavr . .&is that no child shell bfi
admitted to school without producing
a certificate of successful vaccination,
or of having Uad smell-pox. Therefore,
it is not in the power of any one in
this form of government to set (ulde
the law of the commonwealth.
No one will ever succeed in doing
away with a vaccination law in this
state, leaving us a prey to one of the
most horrible diseases that can invade
our commonwealth. While other states
and the federal government kn pass
ing laws to protect the health ol their
people we certainly will not take a Hep
backward toward the dark age*.
Asking rcu to make any suggestions
that you believe I could follow out to
Influence your people to take advant
age of vaccination? I am
Yours very truly,
Women In Venice.
In Venice, says the Ladles' Realm,
the women of the lower classes accept
tributes to their beauty from perfect
strangers as a matter of course. It is
considered not only proper, but polite,
to compliment a passing maiden on the
charm of her beautiful eyes or com
plexion. If one treads on the skirt of
a pretty woman, one has only to say,
"Pardon, beautiful girl," to receive the
most dazzling smile and bow in return
for the awkwardness. At cafes fre
quented by the people it Is the cnetom
for waiters to say when placing a
rhair for one of the women, "Take this
seat, beautiful blond," or, "Sit here,
lovely brunette," as the case may be.
A Woman Soldier.
Women disguised as men have often
served as soldiers. The following In
scription is on a tombstone In the Eng
lish town of Brighton: "In memory of
Phoebe Hassel; born 1713, died IS2I,
aged 108 years. She served for many,
years as a private soldier in many,
parts of Europe, and at the battle of
Fontenoy, fighting bravely, she re
ceived a bayonet wound in the left
When you die, you will die as dead
as anybody.
We all have enough to be cross about.
Still, it Isn't a good idea to show it
People like to be called enthusiastic,
but how they bate to be called "gush
The only difference between the mod
ern fnmily row and that of the older
days is that the modern one isn't as
big a family.
The "good fellow" you slap on the
back and tell your troubles to may.
seem good natured, but be complains
of you to his wife.
There is nothing so disappointing as
to have one take you aside to tell you
a great secret and then discover that
you already know it.—Atchison Globe.
▲ Bit of Weitnorelaaa
The Westmoreland bills are the re
mains of an infinitely older world —
giants decayed, but of a great race and
ancestry. They have the finish, we
delicate or noble loveliness—one might
almost say the manner—that comes of
long and gentle companionship with
those chief forces that make for natu
ral beauty, with air and water, with
temperate suns and too abundant
rains. Beside tbeni the Alps are inhu
man, the Apennines mere forest grown
heaps, mountains in the making, while
all that Scotland gains from the easy
enveloping glory of its heather West
moreland, which is almost heatherless,
must owe to an infinitude of fine
strokes, tints, curves and groupings, to
touches of magic and to lines of grace,
yet never losing the wild energy of
precipice and rock that belongs of r' gilt
to a mountain world.—Mrs. Humphry
Ward In Century.
The Arab Steed.
An Arab steed of pure breed would
probably be outpaced in a race by an
English thoroughbred, but In other re
spects it outshines its western rival.
It is so docile that it is treated by its
owner as one of tbe family, and it has
uu iron constitution, for it sleeps out
at night without covering or shelter.
Nature protects the Arab horse with
a thick, furry coat, which Is never
touched by brush or comb and which
falls off at the approach of spring,
wheu the body and legs, which had
been shaggy as those of a bear, again
. resume their graceful beauty and glis
ten In the sun like polished marble.—
London Chronicle.
North aud Sonth Korea.
In the northern part Korea is cov
ered with transverse mountain rang"*
which gradually sink to a well marked
lowland. The principal mountains,
however, occur on the side of the sea
of Japan. The rocks of the country are
chiefly old formations—archaean and
Palaeozoic. The easiest passage across
the peninsula is along the depression
of Cbyukkaryotig. South of this line
lies the "Ilanland" (south Kprea),
which differs In history, climate, topog
raphy and people from north Korea.
Her I'naeemly rorveralty.
Mrs. Hunks—l wish you wouldn't be
so positive. There arc two sides to
every question. Old Hunks (with a
roar)— Well, that's no reason why you
should always be on the wrong sldel—
Chicago Tribune.
A Surprlae Party.
Mr*. AsUit»--T hc.«rd you bad a sur
prise party at your bouse yesterday.
Mrs. Tellit (absently)— Yes, my hus
band gave me $lO without my asking
for it.—San Francisco CalL