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A LESSON IN ECONOMY.
How Wealthy BunU Base Prorldes Hl*
Mr. Russell Sage of New York, who
Is one of the richest men In this coun
try and in the world and is famous for
his financial shrewdness as well as his
habits of economy, came into a meet
ing of the board of directors of the
Western Union Telegraph company
the other day wearing a new suit of
clothes, which was at once observed
by his associates. They "joshed" the
old gentleman as much as they dared,
accused him of becoming a dude, and
related examples they had beard of
men who became fond of v.ress and
squandered their money in that di
rection in their old age. Mr.
Sage seemed rather proud of
his new costume, and had a
story to tell which illustrated
how he made his enormous fortune.
He said that while he was walking
down the street one day last summer
he passed the window of a store in
which were displayed several suits of
clothes marked $9 each. As the color
and style suited his fancy he went in
side and examined the material and
found it to be excellent domestic goods.
As he passed on down the street he
thought the matter over, and deoided
that as those garments had been made
from free wool the price must be very
nearly double in case the duty on that
article were restored and the duty on
imported \ xilen fabrics increased by
the Dingley bill then pending. As he
wore one suit of clothes a year, he
would save $9, and if he bought three
suits they would last him three years,
and he would save $27. He did not
think it advisable to buy more than
three suits, because he was an old man,
and by the ordinary chances of mor
tality is not likely to live more than
three years longer. Having reached
this conclusion he stopped the next day
as he came downtown and bought
three suits of clothes at $9 each. One
suit he had on, the other two his wife
had put carefully away, with moth
balls. As under the new tariff he
would be compelled to pay at least $lB
a suit, or $64 for the three, and had
actually paid only one-half as much,
or $27. Mr. Sage estimated that he
had made a profit of 100 per cent on
the transaction—or, in other words,
had clothed himself three years for
The Siamese National Air.
The European tour of the King of
Slam has elicited the fact that there
is a Siamese national air, not to say
anthem. A great scrambling for Its
score, under various arrangements, be
gan among the Continental and British
bandmasters and orchestra-leaders in
general, as soon as the King and his
suite were fairly on their travels. One
band-master informed the writer of
this note that he was obliged to copy
the parts for his men in great haste
from a scrawled French manuscript,
and that when the air was played
without rehearsal, "it sounded queerer
than It looked" —so much queerer that
he was somewhat taken aback at its
Oriental intervals, although the King
and his suite showed no sign of dis
may. He discovered presently that he
had confused two or three measures
and given their contents to the wrong
wind instruments! The air was writ
ten by a wandering Italian musician,
unwillingly a visitor to Bangkok many
years ago, who took a good native tune
as the basis of his melody.
The inconveniences of learning to
ride a bicycle are considerably mitiga
ted by the use of an apparatus now
adopted by several riding schools in
Germany. A miniature railway runs
round the school about twelve feet
from the ground, and from this are
suspended several straps, each one of
which is buckled to a machine, In this
way keeping it upright.
Typewrites With Hl* Feet.
Among the pupils in the Industrial
School (or Crippled and Deformed
Children In Boston Is a boy, born with
out arms, who is learning to use the
typewriter, manipulating the keys with
his toes. He Is a bright little fellow
and declares confidently that he vlll
soon be able to make money enough to
Herr Dusen, a German traveler, who
has recently explored the west coast of
Patagonia, says that mosses of all spec
ies are developed there to an extra
ordinary degree. They grow in im
mense heaps, in which the explorer
sank up to his arm-pits.
The Increase 0f Suicide.
Suicide is alarmingly on the increase
in France and noticeably increasing in
England. The law of England con
siders an attempt to commit suicide a
A New Fad.
Climbing Mount Washington by
• .'■uoulight has become quite a fad.
IIE SAVED OREGON.
■ REV. MARCUS WHITMAN PRESERVED
A STATE TO THE UNION.
| Rode Across the Continent to l)o it—News
He Brought to Washington Settled the
Treaty of 1840—His Life For the Cause—
Statue to His Memory.
To commemorate the fiftieth anni
versary of the massacre of Dr. Marcus
Whitman and his wife on November
2D, 1847, the statue of which an Il
lustration is here given, was placed on
the front of the new Witherspoon
building in Philadelphia. It was
through the efforts of Dr. Whitman
that that portion of our country now
comprising Oregon, Washington and
Idaho, with portions of Wyoming and
Montana, was saved to the Union.
Previous to the final establishment
of the boundary line between Oregon
and the United States by the treaty of
1846, the Hudson Bay Company was
In virtual possession of that whole
country. It opposed all efforts to civ
ilize the Indians, for the reason Chat
civilization would interfere seriously
with their trade.
In 1832 four Indians came from Ore
gon to St. Louis, a journey of more
than 3,000 miles, for the sole purpose
of obtaining for their people the "Book
from Heaven," the white man's Bible.
It is almost inconceivable that the au
thorities into whose hands they fell
allowed them togo back to their coun
try without the slightest effort to meet
These facts, when they came out,
at once aroused the deepest interest.
The Methodist Episcopal Church sent
out Rev. Jason Lee and his associates
in 1834 and in 1835 the American
Board of Commissioners for Foreign
Missions sent the Rev. Samuel Parker
and Dr. Marcus Whitman to explore
the country. They reached Vancouver
MAKCI.'G WHITMAN, WHO PAVED OIiKOON TO
ID September, 1536, having journeyed
by wagon all the way and having prov
ed it possible to take emigrant trains
from the Mississippi to the Pacific
In 1842 there were 322 Indian fam
ilies which, under their tvition, had be
gun to cultivate the soil. In Septem
ber of that year Dr. Whitman met at
a dinner table at Walla Walla several
of the chief officers of the Hudson Bay
Company, and heard what convinced
him that efforts were being made to
stimulate immigration from the British
possessions and to raise over the whole
Territory the British flag. Excusing
his hasty departure, he rode twenty
five miles to his home, and before he
had leaped from his saddle announced
his purpose: "I am going to ride to
Washington, God carrying me through,
and bring out an immigration next
season which will save this Territory
to the United States."
Within twenty-four hours he had
started, with one companion, who,
worn out by toil and exposure, was
obliged to remain at Bent's Fort on
the Arkansas River until spring. Af
ter suffering untold hardship with hi 3
ears, face and hands frozen, Dr. Whit
man reached St, Louis in February,
1843, and on March 3 he arrived in
Washington, five months from the time
His first question on reaching civil
ization was as to the Ashburton tre.ity.
He was told It had been concluded.
"How about Oregon?" "Left out of
the treaty," was the reply. The whole
question of the boundary west of the
Rocky Mountains had been reserved
for future settlement. Dr. Whitman
was able to give such lnformauuu as
to the value and the accessibility of
the country as determined Amerioan
statesmen not lightly to surrender it.
Daniel Webster said to him that moun
tains and deserts made communication
with Oregon impossible.
"I took a wagon over the moun
tains," replied Dr. Whitman, "and have
the wagon now." The same summer
Dr. Whitman conducted a party of
nearly nine hundred emigrants, with
121 wagons, across the mountains into
Oregon and practically settled the
question as to which flag should float
over that vast domain. Legal effect
was given to it by the treaty of 1546.
The hostile influences, however, of
the Hudson Bay Company and others,
contlr. ied to work on the minds of the
Indians, with the result that on No
vember 29, 1847, he and his wife, with
thirteen other persons, were foully;
massacred by the people they had come
to benefit. Whitman College has since,
beea founded theie _ |
*LL ROME TALKING ABOUT CARDI
NAL VANUTELLI'S CAMPAIGN.
Imerloan Prelntn Taking an Active Port
For the Frm Time—Leo XJII. is GetLlng
Feeble and There Is Much Speculation as
to Who Will Take His Place.
At Rome the all-absorbing topic of
ihe hour Is the manner in which Car
llnal Serafino Vantelli is canvassing
votes for the next conclave, with the
abject of securing the succession to
Leo XIII., cables a correspondent of
the Louisville Courier-Journal. Never
oefore has canvassing of this kind
oeen carried on in so open a manner
iuring the lifetime of any pontiff, and
;he Holy Father is greatly offended by
:be behavior of his Eminence.
Thoroughly aware that the majority
>f the Italian Cardinals are bitterly op
posed to him, Vanutelli is endeavoring
)y every means in his power to win
he suffrages of those of the foreign
nembers of the sacred college who
nay happen to visit the Eternal City,
one of them is permitted to leave
he city without having been ener
:ained on a most lavish scale at ban
luets and dinners given, not by him
self, for he Is somewhat close in money
matters, but by ecclesiastical friends,
who, I need scarcely say, are aliens,
one of them in particular being an
American. His name is Mgr. O'Con
aell, and he was formerly rector of
CARDINAL BERAFTVO VANCTELLJ.
■ :he American College in Rome. In
' spite of his having been brought up at
| the expense of the church, he is now
apparently very wealthy, and his eiab
j jrate entertainments constitute a very
' important feature in the Vanuntelli
j ;anvass. In any case, the Cardial
. and the American prelate are on the
most intimate terms, have recently
been photographed together, with the
] Cardinal seated on a sort of throne,
i and his American friend standing be
! aide, leaning over to him, as if whis
; pering words of counsel in his ear.
In this connection a story Is current
i jf an Incident which took place at a
banquet given the other day by Mgr.
I O'Connell in honor of Cardinal Vanu
telli. for the purpose of enabling the
latter to meet some foreign Cardinal.
After the latter had left, the remain
der of the guests set aside some of
their formality and restraint, and the
American prelate suddenly put out his
hand, removed the scarlet cap from
the head of Cardinal Vanutelli, who
was seated on his left hand, and then
replaced it, having turned it inside out,
so that one saw nothing: but the wh'»e
satin lining and none of the red. The
meaning of this will be readily unue.-
stood when it is stated that the Pope
alone of all the members of the Ro
man Catholic Church wears a white
skull cap. The Cardinal smiled in a
sort of pleased way, and then, without
saying a word, turned It back with the
scarlet outside, and then placed it on
the head of Mgr. O'Connell, thus prac
tically promising by gesture, and with
out making any utterance, that if he
ever became Pope he would make Mgr.
O'Connell a Cardinal.
There is, however, but little likeli
hood of Vanutelli ever being elected to
the chair of St. Peter. For, in the first
place, he has the disadvantage of hav
ing a brother in the sacred college,
namely, Cardinal Vincent, and, second
ly, he is burdened with a perfect army
of relatives, some of them employed by
the papacy, and others looking for
employment. The best known of all
the Cardinal's relatives, and probably
one of the most influential, is Gen.
Kanzler, a Swiss by birth, who is Com
mander-in-Chief of the papal army.
His wife Is the sister of the two Car
I am assured here that Mgr. O'Con
nell has secured the promise of Cardin
al Gibbons' vote for the election of
Cardinal Serafino Vanutelli at the
next conclave. Vanutelli Is likely to
enjoy the support of the triple alliance,
as the champion of which he poses in
j the sacred college. He was formerly
nuncio at Vienna, and has spent some
! time in America.
I cable this because it is the first
time that American prelates are taking
part in a campaign which has as its
object the election of a Pope.
Two Mauritius postage stamps of the
| issue of 1858, belonging to Dr. Le
giand's collection, have been sold for
48,000 francs to M. Bernlchon, of Paris.
Thore are only seventeen Impressions
of those stamps in existence.
CiiurrliftA in the Cities.
I St. Louis has one church to 2,800 of
population, New York one to 2,468,
j Chicago one to 2,081, Boston one to 1,.
COO and Minneaoolis one to LO5l
Hear In a t.oilij'iii; iloilkh.
Chief of Police ' £pvinr of M'ssou
la, Mont., placed Otto Siegel under ar
rest for maintaining a nuisance. The
cause or the trouble is the pet bear
that belongs to Siege), which has caus
ed so much excitement of late
In the neighborhood of the Mon—
tant Hotel. The latest prank of
the bear was his entrance in
to the second story cf tha lodging house
and restaurant occupied by Harry
Sheppard. He went upstairs unobserv
ed, and when he got into the sleeping
rooms he upset the beds and other fur
niture and tore up bedd'ns. Finally
he pulled down a cape cor.l .lining two
birds and put an end to the inmates of
Suit. Ma le of Skin*.
Blue Hill, in Milton, Mass., is famous
for Its observatory and its rattlesnakes.
To add to its standing among the hills
of the country, It has a freak advertis
er, so to speak. He is known far and
wide as "Blue Hill Bob." His favorite
sport Is the killing and skinning of
snakes. So many of the rattly reptiles
of Milton has he dispatched that he Is
able to wear a suit of snake-skin as a
result of his labors and skill. It is a
weird and scaly garment, but "Blue
Hill Bob" rejoices in it.
Cow With a Hatpin in It* Heart.
Veterinary Surgeon A. M. Coats was
called to New Berlin, N. Y., to find out
what caused the death of a cow that
had departed this life rather mysteri
ously. The surgeon performed an au
topsy and found in the stomach of the
animal a hatpin 5% inches long, which
had perforated the pericarium and en
tered the heart.
A Remarkable Knife.
The most remarkable knife in the
world Is that in the curiosity room of
a firm of cutlers in Sheffield. It has
1.590 blades, and 10 blades are added
every 10 years. Another curiosity is
three pairs of scissors, all of which can
be covered with a thimble.
She lea Forty-Xiner.
Mrs. Julia Clark of Dallas, Tex., is
a survivor of the days of '49 in Califor
nia. She was the only woman in the
gold hunting party which left New
(hie: i:s in July of that : aar.
"I Don't Need It."
That is the reply often made by men
well-to do when asked to insure their lives.
Sometimes it is true, but how olten lias it
happened that when disease or death has
come suddenly the supposed fortune under
the dwindling, dwarfling process ol a
forced settlement has melted away to
nothihg, and how often it has happened
when death occurs the life policy lias
been the only financial resource left?
The great benefits which ready cash pro
vide against the uncertainties ol fortune
or a forced while an estate is being settled
makes it as compulsory upon the wealthy
a« upon unv other clans. How many es
tates have been saved by the ready money
of a life insurance policy? And how
many splendid properties have been scat
tered and wtißted and lost because there
was so much "property" and "so little
money." Capitalists, business men, pro
fessional men. the shrewdest and most
successful of them, recognize the uncer
tainties of business and investment and
cairy large amounts of insurance. Is it
not wise to be upon the safe side and
accept their conclusions in this matter.
There are many life idsurance companies
and many plans of insurance. l>o you
want the best for you? If so 1 shall be
pleased to talk with you about it—or if
you will send your name and age at near
est birthday on a postal card or in a letter
will bring the desired information.
M. A. BCUREMAN,
A Horrible Railroad Accident
is a daily chronicle in our papers; a'so
the death of some dear friend, who had
died with Consumption, whereas, if lie or
she had taken Otto's Cure for Throat and
Lung diseases in lime, lite would have
been rendered happier and perhaps saved.
Heed the warning ! If you have a cottgl.
or any atlection of the Throat and Lungs
Call on T. J. Keeler,l.aporte; W. L
Hoffman, Hillsgrove; B. S Lancaster
Forksville; C. B Jennings, Agt. Estella;
.1 no. W. Buck, Sonestown, and get a
trial package free. Large size 50c and 25c.
are unexcelled in the realm of malt
They are brewed by a brewer
and matured by nature in one of
the most complete breweries in the
country, and are guaranteed to be
absolutely pure, wholesome and
invigorating. Insist upon getting
Q. A. KLINE,
Is agent for this Beer in
Laporte and vicinity.
; Reminds us of
NEW HEATING STOVES.
Sft^ ew Ganges, New Steve
Pipe, New Stove Repairs, Coal
FW5*! Mi m Sieves, Coal Buckets, Horse
§ jj|||| Jf Blankets, New Bedroom Suits
J Apple-butter Crocks, Yardan
iers, Feed Cutters, Stone Jugs,
111! 1" v | Easy Chairs, New Lamps.
THIS SOLID OAK
ane Soat ' * S reates *
We are giving it for
$2.2$ to our customers.
HAVING PURCHASED THE
GRIST MILL Property
Formerly Owned by O. W. Mathers
at .this place
1 am Now Prepared
To Do All Kinds of Milling on Very Short
Notice With W. E. Starr as Miller.
Please Give a Trial.
FEED OF ALL KINDS ON HAND.
W. E. MILLER,
N. B. All parties knowing themselves indebted to me, will
confer a great favor by calling and paying the amount
due, as I need money badly at once.
Respectfully yours, W. E. MILLER.
January 1898! ,
Will close all our winter goods and Ladies' Coats and Capes out
at nearly half price, in fact, a good many articles at
At L ss Than Half Pric .
Our stock is very large and prices will be no object. We here
mention a few prices exactly as we intend to sell. This is no bluff or
fake, but a FACT, tl.at you can save nearly 40 to 50 per cent, by buying
now: Men's suits at 53.25, regular price 8G.50; Men's overcoats at
$2.78, are worth 86.00; Boys' suits, 3 pieces, at 82.75, are really worth
85 50; Children's suits at 75c and 81.00. are worth more than double;
Men's pants in all vool and all different styles 81.00, are 82.00 and
83.00 values; knee pints at big bargains; Men's undershirts at less than
j haff price: all wool socks 2 pair for 25c: heavy cotton seeks 4 pair for
j 25c; the largest variety of boots and shoes in this section at prices to
suit everybody. Rubber boots and shoes we sell cheaper than any other
store in the count} . We will make you such low prices in Ladies'
Coats and Capes
That you will surely be surprised. All we ask is to call and see
| them. We will be glad to give you our best prices. Ladies' coats in
the latest styles at 82.75, regular price 87.00, we only have about 15 of
these coats left in blue and black, rough goods: Ladies plush capes at
55.00, regular price 69.00; extra long plush capes at 87.50; a big variety
of Ladies' ceatsat 84.50 and 85.00; Ladies' cloth capes at §2.25, less
than half price, they are heavy and good length. Me have about
Children's coats, age from 4 to 12 years, in very fancy patterns and in
the latest styles, at nearly half price. We cannot mention all of our
goods but whatever you may need in our line we will sell accordingly.
We will surely sell as we advertise as our stock is very large and we
Prices Will be no Object.
We have good attendance and .are always pleased to show our
stock whether you buy or not. You can buy here now for SI.OO as
much as other places lor 82.00. We find this to be a fact.
I The Reliable Dealer in Clothing
Jacob Per Boots and Shoes.
U HUGHESVILLE, PA.