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THK FACTORY LASSES
8KETCHES OF THEIR LIVES IN THE
SftEAT LANCASHIRE MILLS.
Frnvl.te. Made ty -the Oxfnrtl Factory
Owner. fT the Recreation of Their
Employee ttw the 'OlrU lre. and
For th reprentlrm of thr1r hnrnl mills
hare no provision wlmtover as a rule,
that In. There are a fow exiTjitlonn,
and only a fow. Cnliiiw curtninly nro
the Oxford rnill at Axliton-unrier-Lyne,
In connection with which the lute Mr.
Hugh Mason founded ft llttlo colony.
For outdoor sports thnro is a lurgo ilny
ground, with swings, etc.. mid a bowl
ing preen attached. When the weather
is unfavorable the hands tun go to the
recreation rooms. Ou the (round floor
of these Is a reading room 'liberally sup
plied with newspapers and .periodicals,
and having a library of 700 volumes.
coffee room leads nit it, nml from
that again the baths are reached. Up
stairs is a large lecture room fitted with
desks and with platform at the end.
Busts of great men are on pedestals
round the walls. Scott and Burns are
In a niche together as is : fitting, and
near them are Homer, Shakespeare,
Dante and Milton. .Michael .Angelo
looks at Raphael, Bright and Cohilen.
Newton and Watt, Frauklin and Wash
ington all are there 4 and at intervals
there are also hung portraits of in
ventors and improvers of cotton ma
chinery. In connection with these rooum
there is a good brass baud. Hewing ami
other classes, too, are held, while during
the winter months concerto and lec
tures are of frequent occurrence. Of
all this it should be .noted Messrs.
Thomas Mason & Son defray the ex
penses. From other portions of the district we
take the following. Tlio secretary of a
cotton operative spinners' association is
stated to have said:
"Any girl who wants work 'cnn have
it in the mills. That labor market is
never overstocked. At the present time,
particularly in the spinning department,
some firms are shorthanded. Nowadays
many girls in Manchester do not care to
go into the millss they would rather
work in the warehouses and shops."
"There hus beeu an improvement in
the lot of the factory workers?" asked
"Yes," replied the secretary, "in every
way; wages are higher, hours shorter.
But, mind you, hands have to work
harder while they are at it, because the
machinery runs faster and they have
to look after more of it. Why, in my
young days a weaver tended only two
looms, now she tends four."
Throstle spinners, the writer adds,
work with as little clothing as possible "
and generally in their bare feet, though
some wear slippers. Cardroom hands
wear straight pinafores, cut away at the
neck and with short sleeves. The dis
tinctive parts of the mill girl's dress nre
clogs on the feet and a small aiinwl -"handltorchief,"they
are called on the
Weavers, though there is nothing pe
culiar alxmt their dress, can generally
be distinguished from other factory
girls. They have a personal trade mark
their front teeth are often bad, and
besides many of them have nt times
peculiar gesture. Drawing in the breath
to suck weft through a shuttle causes
tho ieeth to decay. The mannerism is
In a weaving shed the noise is deafen
ing. Von cannot hoar yonr own voice.
80 the weavers attract one another's at
tention by a shrill "Whool" and con
verse by means of signs and by watch
ing tho movements of the lips. They
are so prolicieut in labiomancy that they
can fellow a private conversation any
where if they can Bee tho speakers' faces.
This circumstance explains a common
observation that is otherwise enigmati
cal, " Mind what tha'rt sayin' " one
gossip will remark to another, glancing
suspidoiisly at the object of their talk.
" oo's a wayver."
Some mill girls never do any house
work; their ignorance in which branch
of female education is consequently
colossal. Hundreds cannot make a pud
ding or a pie for the life of them, and
the writer has heard of a lass putting a
rabbit iu a dish whole and making a
crust for it with suet. There are factory
girls on tho other hand and these ure
in the majority who take their full
share of cleaning, cookery, needlework,
As a rule, too, the lasses are in every
way respectable. When a factory loss
and her sweetheart go off on a trip or
take a week at Blackpool or Southport or
the Isle of Man, as often as not she pays
the expenses. She it is who in dne course
bays the furniture aye, and perhaps
the ring and all the rest Whether she
will stand treat in this or not, the four
loom weaver need never remain single.
Among factory girls she corresponds tc
the heiress of ordinary life, and as such
has no difficulty in obtaining a husband.
When offsprings become old enough
they are sent to the mill, as their parents
were before them. The typical Lanca
ihire woman does not like the idea of
their aiming higher. As they soon re
ceive good wages their parents are rap
Idly placed in comfortable circumstances
more comfortable than they ever knew
perhaps. This stato is the factory oper
atives' snmmum bonum the position
beyond which be or she very rarely goes.
D Was m Pounder.
The millionaire was desirous of em
ploying m slugger to protect him from
dangerous visitors, and a big two fisted
fellow applied for the place.
"How much will you charge for your
services?" inquired the cautious million
"Aw, I don't know," said the slugger
carelessly. "About fifty dollars a pound,
Tha millionaire looked at the appli
cant's knotted muscles and heavy hands
and concluded that tha figures war sot
too hish. Detroit Free Press.
To DUnnlvo Donee.
Although bones can be reduced to
plant food by an easy and simple proc
ess, and when done make one of the
most valuable of nil fertilisers, yet of
all matter nn the farm none is more
neglected. Bones whole are not avail
able food for plants; therefore the
farmer takes no interest In them as n
-mentis of plant food r.nd they are suf
fered to lie about the farm unnoticed. I
have practiced dissolving bones in ashes
for many years. I collect all tho bones,
large and small, all beef and hog bones,
nt killing time.
When winter comes and 1 am burn
ing good wood I put in a box or barrel
a layer of ashes some two or three Indies
deep, then a layer of bones (you can
break them with nn ax if you wish 1
never do), ntid then nnntlier of ashes
and then of bones until the vessel is
nearly full, then iill with ashes. I now
keep this wet with water, being careful
not to put enough to leak through. I
use sonpsuds ns much ns I can, as it is
better. I am careful not to let this mnss
freeze, as tho process will stop while
frozen. I also save through the winter
a hopper of strong ashes in the same
way it is done for making soap.
When spring comes, if the bones are
not dissolved sufficiently, I put Hipbones
and ashes in a lnrge kettle and then
pour on lye leach from this hopper of
ashes and boil them until they are eaten
up. When done mix it with dry earth
to make it better to handle. Put away
in barrels until wanted. I hnve thus
made a fertilizer thnt gnve better results
thnn commercial fertilizers for which I
paiil three dollars per hundred ponndg.
To dissolve bones in sulphuric acid is
much the speediest process, but with
this great enre and caution must bo oy
served, ns tho ncid is very corrosive.
Microbes from Old Grave..
It is asserted that the efforts to abolish
infectious disenses, such ns scarlet fever
nnd diphtheria, are frustrated by the
burial of infected bodies, for though the
microbes themselves may dlo their
spores, or seeds, have very great vitality.
Pnstenr's researches havo proved thnt
earthworms ' bring tip to tho surface
microlies from the bodies of infected
animals buried several feet deep. Dar
win showed in one case thnt in fifteen
years they bnd accumulated worm mold
ovor three inches in depth, and in an
other case during eighty yenrs had ac
cumulated nn average depth of more
than a foot.
In a field in the Jura, where a diseased
cow had lieen buried nt a depth of nearly
seven feet, Pasteur found that the mold
which he collected two years Inter con
tained germs which on being inrtculated
into a guinea pig produced death from
the same disorder of which the cow died.
In a Yorkshire village part of n disused
j graveyard was taken into the rectory gar-
I den adjoining. On the earth lieing dug
; over scarlet fever broke out in the rec-
j tory nursery and thence spread over tho
' village. It proved to bo of tho snmo
I typo ns that from which, thirty yenrs
i before, tho victims died who wero burie.l
I in that particular part of the churchyard,
j On tho opening of a smallpox burying
ground in Quebec, 150 years old, siiiall-
1 pox immediately broke out among the
; workmen. Youth's Companion.
The FiiKliliiimhlo Cnlllnir Curd.
There is 110 more important factor in
social life than tho visiting card. Ac
cording to the stern decrees of fashion,
this bit of pasteboard plays a tyrnut's
part, nnd one might ns well bo dead ns
out of tho fashion in visiting cards, to
say nothing of other less important
This season the visiting card will bo
nearly square, in shape, slightly smaller
thau those of last year; pure white, of a
highly polished but not glazed surfaco;
the name engraved in script through
tho middle of the card; the address in
the lower right hand corner, and tho
day of receiving in tho lower left hand
The card should spell out tho hus
band's given name in full und not give
Initials, and never include a title or
profession. A daughter tho first year
of her going into Bociety must have her
name nddtd on her mother's card.
After that, if tho eldest, she may have
hor own card, with Miss Jones or Miss
Do Puyster, as tho enso may be. New
The 8'et or Ilia llrow.
A Bebeo young man has demonstrated
what pluck and persistent work can do.
On one of the streets of that village
stands a good sized dwelling house, with
L, shed and stable. The house is two
stories, and the set of buildings is really
nice in design and finish one of the
best in that place. This fact is remark
able, because it is all the work of a boy
(now twenty years old), who has had no
means to start with. He has performed
nearly all the labor with his own hands
in spare time. When his money for
material ran short, he would work out
and earn more, thus not running in dobt
for anything. He is unmarried, but the
little wife, when he gets her, will have
a home that ought to be famous as a
monument of her young husband's fore
thought, thrift and industry. Bangor
Curses and Chickens.
The old man had gone over to a neigh
bor's to find his wandering hens, and h
was in such bad humor that his lan
guage was, to say the least, not polite.
"Don't swear so," pleaded the neigh
bor, a pious person. "Don't you know
curses, like chickens, come home to
"Well," exclaimed the old man at the
end of another string of emphasis, "if
they are like my chickens they won't,"
and he used more language. Detroit
ha Had rer.;ott.n.
A woman nonplussed the Information
bureau man at the railroad station In
Portland, Or., tome time ago by telling'
him she had forgotten her destination.
He called off the names of a long list of
stations, but the was unable to recognise
the nam of bar plaoe.
Monntaln Peavaant In New York.
The mountaineer peasants of northern
Italy and the Tyrol are unusual among
the immigrants to this country, but one
now and then encounters them nponthe
streets of New York, where they are
easily recognized by their great stature,
sturdy legs and shoulders, hard, sun
browned features and felt hats, created
in imitation of Kossuth's headgear, and
ornamented with the scimitar like cock's
feather. Their footgear, too, is dis
tinctive, being eonrse leiri'ed lont, with
pointed toes and high, tapering heels,
such nn nrticle of apparel ns it seems no
man would dare venture out with in a
region or difficult footing. Philadel
one allied K4laeatlnn.
Mr. Specks It seems to me a college
education mnkes men rather one sided.
Graduate Thnt's because they always
pull on the same side. They ought to
change their crews around once In
awhile. Good News.
Y-our fcect rcir.cc'y fcr
E-rysipelas, Cat:,:, h
Salt-Rheum, Sere Tyco
G-curvy, Humorc, Itch
A-ll cured by
rrcpnrt-il liy fr..T.I Avr f'o., T.ntvrll, Mum.
hulil by all lruiuiii. i'rliu I ; ix boil It a, j.
Cures others, will cureyou
KNOW ME BY MYWORKS
A Preventive mid nre for Cholera ami
I'loiri past history wt't'imimt hut expert the
Clmli'iu titid 1..U (iiipne In our mliM In tlin
ni'iir future nnd hi order that everybody miiy
iiiepui-e t heiiiM'lvert for the emergency mnl
knowing that I cannot treat you iMTMonnlly
I ittii having printed a eon it t and never
falllim formula for the prevention and euro
of Cholera ami another for the euro of I, a,
Urlppo which I warrant to do the Im'hI work
If lined In time. In order that everylHMjy
may have 11 chance to uet 1hce formulas, 1
urn havlmcthem printed In wm.nnn on, mid on
nnd after IIiIh dale I will have one wrapped
around every hot He of Iturironir Hyntem
Renovator that leaven my olllce or hi I huh
tory. Among the many humlrcdn that have
heeii treated with thene piencrlpt loim I know
of none that have died.
Hyrtlcm Kenovutnr In a compound of 111
d liferent root and herlm that work In
harmony on the human HyMeni. I will put
up $l,Oiio that It lorn no eipial iih n family
medicine. My capacity to-day Ih Hi. (Mi hoi t leu
per moulh, and you will tlnd It In every
wholesale and retail drug ntore iill.(KJper
hot! le, or tl for &Vm. Have your druggist get
It for you, and take no other. I will refund
you the money for every hot lie that iIocn not
do im I Hiiy. In the world's wonder and will
he a! I he World's (mi I r In all lis glory.
I have cured 47 persons of t it pc worms In
the last 41 months, and cnu show more cures
of cancer, catarrh, scrofula and all IiIimkI
d I sen sen than all others.
IUt. J. A. IU IdiOON,
47 Ohio Hi reel, Allegheny.
Mut-gnnn'H remedUm for Halo lit II. Alex.
BUY WHERE YOU CAN
AMD A IX KINDS Or
Everything' in the line of
Fresh Groceries, Feed,
Goods delivered free any
place in town.
Cull on us and get priced,
W. C. Sclraltz & Son.
Advertise 1 - Advertise! ,AdperUseI
The Labor Trouble Ended!
FULL PARTICULARS OF THE EVENT MADE PUBLIC.
Thousands who have most carefully deliberated
- declare that there la
NO FURTHER TROUBLE
necessary. They anticipated the result the
first time they took advantage of BOLGKR
BKOS. invitation to attend their AUTUMN
and FALL OPENING. Looking around
from ptore to ptore is a thing of the past.
There is no occasion now, and another thing
it was always a laborious task.
The Trouble in this Direction is not at an End.
People who visit our store congratulate
each other for showing their good judgment
in patronizing a firm that has the moral
courage of selling
Minus outrageous Fronts.
You will find in our establishment pleasing
facial expressions in every department, and
the following prices are what multiplies and
cultivates custom for us:
We have a beautiful line of
Dnuc' Quito "'
DUjf O OUI Lo, M.7".. t.r.o nnd up to .oo.
Overcoats for the millions!
We have a splendid line of
IVltJIl O UVCI UUaLb, (12.00 and up to $1.00.
Boys' Overcoats, r"--ssa lMhimm.
In our merchant tailoring department the
Best and Latest designs the market affords.
1171 will i'iii ; Exclusive Mimhuul Ttiihr ExmUittinl
1'v'h-ik trirn tymi run rixit JlnUvr Jlnw. anil mmrr in iniiiillnhlr
Jit ill il uiirimj nf.l.l ki' vi nt.
Whii pi i;i fl.ftif fuv it svitrf ivhin ll'itiir Urns. Small l'rnfit
SihIi in fnulilm tin m In m II it fur lit) mitn.
(Viiiwiio nthi, ivhi n in nntl nf iimithinil in tlir line ( ('hitliinij,
r iiihi-mmh' nr inmli ln innr nniiititir', lints nml tientkmi h
Fttrnishinij (inntls, ititrmizr
2T T5TT fX
In fact anything you may desire in our line will be found
in our mammoth store.
The Reynoldsville Hardware Co.
Gitu Meat Market
I buy the best of cattle and
keep the choicest kinds
of meats, such as
Everything kept neat and
clean, Your patronage
E. J. Schultze, Prop'r.
ro(1o euy Manufacturing
Hubuer Hturops. Kvml for
l'rtoe Llt of Outlite. to
J. . W. Doi-men Co.,
917 Eiutt auriumu Street.
BultUuoro, MA, U. 8. A.
nt (.voo, (7.00, (o.oo, (io.no,
(12.00 nnd up to (20.00.
GOODS DELIVERED FREE.
OPERA - HOUSE BLOCK
McKce it Warnick
Fancy nnd Staple
Oil, Flour! Feed.
An elegant line' con
sisting of sour, sweet
and mixed pirkles.
Onions, chow chow,
and others too numer
ous to mention.
( An endless variety on
hand; always fresh.
Try our fruit and
leads the list; it's a
dandy. Try it. We
have in stock, "Our
"Imperial," "N. W.
We have no oil wagon
on the road but we
deliver you a 5 gal.
best 150 o oil for 50
cents. Get our rates
on oil by the barrel.
A FULL STOCK of uootl In our
line tihrriH nn hnnd. Highest
market prlre paid for country
noons n ECF.tr En
' XO Ohlt GOODS
FOR SALE. :
McKee & Warnick,
Cor. lilh nd Main St
. . . ReiiioldHrille, 1'rima.
I want to close out my sum
mer goods to make room
for fall stock, and
Outing Cloth, 6 cents,
Sold before for 8 cents.
Outing Cloth, 8 cents,
Sold before for 10 cents.
Outing Cloth 12 cents,
Sold before for 12.J cents.
Challie, 10 cents,
Sold before for 12 i cents.
Challie, 10 cents,
Sold before for 15 cents.
Sateen, 10 cents,
Sold before for 15 cents.
Indigo Blue prints
6 cents per yard.
Men's Seersucker Coat
and Vest at 65 cents,
Sold before for $1.00.
Men's and Boys'
At 19 cents apiece.
Men's suits at $3.60,
Sold before for $5.00
All Men's suits reduced
From $2.00 to
$3.00 per suit.
Now is your time to save
money. These goods are all