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FULTON COUNTY NEWS.
B. W. Peck, Editor.
.Thursday Sept'k 23, 1899.
Published Weekly. 1.00 per
Annum in Advance.
Prompt attention will be
given to applications for ad
Job Printing of every des
cription executed with prompt
ness, in a workmanlike manner
and at consistent prices.
Met a fi-llor t'other inornin'
Most amiisln' Hort of cuss;
Uuil a ciw'u.s Htylo about him,
CWt'nly couldn't well be wiihs
Ishvb: "Where you luiil fin, jmrducry"
An' he mulled in a knowiu' wuy,
An' replied In foreign lin-jo:
"1'orto Klco, U. H. A."
Keen u feller down on Hrondwny,
With a shoekln' lieud of hair,
An' a lot of tropic Knrments,
An' a moHt outlandish uir,
"Whur's ho filling" a feller shouted;
An' lieforu we'd time to nay
This jcro huuthen turned an' ann'r'd:
"Iloneyluler, L. S. A."
Met a feller here on Olive,
With a nomber-e-ro on;
Had a lot of tdinfjy whiskers,
Nearly all his clothes wuy. pone.
Stopped an' ast me fur a qua'ter;
Hays: "My home is fur away.''
"Whuryou from?" The varmint ans'r'd
"Santiiitfo. u. S. A."
Seen a feller at the Southern,
With a heavy iron box.
Overcoat was lined with bearskin;
Woro a dozen pair of sox,
Sized him up to lie er miner,
Judfjln' by his awkward way;
Seen him write in bi(,r char-ac-tcrm
"Circle City, U. S. A.".
Seen a saddle-colored he allien,
Weariu' earrings in his nose;
Linen culT 'round his ankles,
Most indecent lack o' clothes.
"Where'd this heathen spring from?"
I inquired in lofty way;
An' ho had the. nervo to answer:
"From Manila, IT. S. A."
"Hully Gee!'' says I. I never heard 0'
These here cannibals liefore."
Air these heathens yere all voters?
Will wo stan' fur nny more?
Nex' you ask a fellor
Whur ho'u frum, an' he'll say,
With a lordly kind o' nourish:
"All creation, U. S. A."
DISCOVERY IN GLASS MAKING.
HOW HEEF IS DIVIDED.
Beef cattle sell for about 19 to
?r0 a bond on the ranges ia tho
Went ami Southwest, says tho
Chicago Record. These cattle
weigh perhaps 1,000 pounds, aud
iiro soiling for T.-0 a hundred at
tho Chicago stockyards, which
would amount to l4 a head.
Dressed carcasses are sold for
nine cents a xuud to tho whole
sale butchers, and they divide
the carcass into its several parts
and sell it to the retailors. For
some portions of the carcass
there is almost no sale, while of
the choicest portions there is not
enough to supply the, demand.
Consequently tho less desirable
tortious are sold at such prices
as will attract buyers, and for
the choice portions enough more
must be charged to make up the
deficiency. Wholesale butchers
figure that a beef carcass weigh
ing 800 pounds and cut up will
cost them about us the following
Hump t id round.
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A POPULAR MISTAKE.
Idea 'Unit Professional
Have an l'asy Time.
Charles McBeth, the big lamp
chimney manufacturer at Ander
son, Ind., has patented a new
and decidedly novel process
which will probably revolutionize
glass making. Heretofore tho
.greatest troublo in glass manu
facture lay in tho melting of tho
sand. It has taken a great deal
of timo and requires tho bost fuel
supply, naturul gas being best
adapted. While passing through
his plant recently McBeth saw a
globe on, an arc light break and a
;piece of .tho glass fall over on tho
carbon. It was but a second un
til it was red need to liquid and
dripped A tho ground. This
,av.eihim his. cue and ho directed
tho construction of a big vat with
sides and bottom composed of
carbons, over viiich he could
turn a lateral and lougitudiual
current. An arrangement was
made to run tho sand through
this vat. It worked periectly
and tho very bet molten glass
ii now boiug turned out in almost
as many seconds as it required
hours for tho old fuels to melt it.
The vat was itatented and is now
being used. It is so arranged
that it can bo adapted for every
kind of glass making, from plato
to bottles. This, in connection
with tho automatic blowing ma
chinery which is being turned
cut, is certain to havo a very
groat effect on glass naking. The
cost of molting by this process is
not as great as by using coal or
oil, though It may bo more ex
pensive than tho uso of natural
gas. At present it takes 1- hours
to melt a pot of glass sand.
The Cambria steel company's
pay-day at Johnstown Saturday,
was H)0,00(), probably tho larg
est in tho history of tho groat on
t jrpriso. But thero wero other
big paydays at Johnstown also
on that day, includiug tho John
son company and tho score of
r; mailer industries iu tho city,
which brought the amount paid
to workingmou and others to over
If tho air of a house room or
cellar is damp it may bo thor
oughly dried by placing in it a
pock of fresh lime in an open box
A pock will absorb about seven
pounds of water, equal to more
than throe quarts,
These prices are the sellingprice
of the wholesaler, with the excep
tion of tho roast and loin prices.
To these must be added whatever
is to be realized as profits. In
some cast's the prices of tho in
ferior portions may vary from
In this respect conditions in
Chicago are widely different from
what they are elsewhere. In oth
er cities the spread of prices be
tween tho lowest and highest is
much loss. Iu London "chuck
rib" is sold at about 10 cents a
pound and loin at 2- cents. In
New York prices ar.e much the
same as in Loudon, This pecu
liarity of Chicago seems to be duo
to tho fact that tho people have
got into the habit of demanding
sirloin aud porterhouse steaks
and rib roasts, and look with dis
favor on the chuck and round
steaks. There is a feeling of hes
itancy in offering a guest steak
of the latter. kind. In none but
tho poorer class of restaurants is
round steak to bo had at any
price. This is neither economy
nor correct dietetics, for the fore-
quarters, embracing the chuck
portion, are more nutritious and
better food than any other part
of tho beef. Of the hind
quarters the round is the best for
food. Dealers in meats in Chi
cago havo made attempts to in
crease the consumption of the
parts other than the loin aud rib
portions, but havo made little pro
gross. The prevailing high price
of loins and ribs should teach tho
people tho value of rounds and
chucks. Tnus the high price
may prove ultimately a real benefit.
People who work with their I
hands, especially farmers, are i
apt to think that professional j
men have an easy time of it," said j
a lawyer of this oily. "It's an'
amusing mistake. The fanner
stops at sundown, and the labor
er works ton hours at the out
side. The average professional
man works from 12 to I t hours
day in aud day out, all the year
around. Ofteu, at a pinch, he will
work from 10 to 20 hours for sev
eral days iu succession, and he
will work when he is sick or suf
fering severe physical paiu,
something the manual toiler
wouldn't dream of. Of course he
takes short intervals of rest, like
everybody else. The human en
gine isn't capable of absolutely
sustained endeavor for over an
hour at a stretch.
"Watch a day laborer, who
seems to be plodding along like a
machine, aud you'll find that he
really rests more than half tho
time. He looks at some well
dressed doctor, lawyer, broker
or man of affairs and says' to him
self : 'Oh, you doggoned lazy ras
cal! If you only had to work
like me!' The truth is that the
chap ho envies is t putting an
amount of concentration and con
tinued energy into hi:i daily toil
that would kill the man who
works with his hands alone in
less than a week.
"I don't mean this as any re
flection on the laborer, who is al
so no doubt doing his level best.
I simply mean that the demands
on brain production are a third
again as severe as the demands
on muscloproduction. For sheer
staying qualities there is nothing
iu the world that equals the. ner
vous, high strung, frail looking
modern professional man." New
HOW COMMISSIONERS CAN
COLLECT SOME TAXES.
A. BOY'S COMPOSITION
Water is found everywhere, es
pecialiy when it rains, us it did
tho other day, when our collar
was half-full. Jane had to wear
her father s rubber boots to get
the onions for dinner. Onions
maice your eyes water, ami so
does horse reddish, when you oat
too much. There is a good many
kinds of water iu tho world; rain
water, soda-water, holy water
and brine. Water is used for a
good many things. Sailors uso
it to go to sea ou. Water is a
good thing to tiro at boys with a
squirt, and to catch fishes in.
My father caught a big one tho
other day, and when ho pulled it
out it was an eel. Nobody could
bo saved from drowning if thero
wasn't any water to pull them
out of. Water is first rate to put
fires out with. I love to go to tho
fire, and see the men work at tho
engines. This is all I can think
of about water except the flood.
An act passed April 28, 1890,
reads as follows: 'That no person
who shall owe any county or State
taxes shall be entitled to receive
from the county to whom it owes
such taxes after the same becom
es payable, any moneys whatso
ever for witness fees, mileage or
other fees or claims of whatever
nature, or any other compensa
tion, (jurors' fees and jurors' mile
age excepted,) until such taxes
are fully paid and satisfied, and
that such taxes when due and
payable, shall be taken and deem
ed as a legitimate set olf to any
claim or claims duo any person
for moneys due them for fees,
mileage or other claims from tho
county in which said taxes are
levied, notwithstanding tho com
missioners shall have exonerated
tho tax collector having charge
of tho collection of tho same.
This act shall apply ,to foes now
claimed and Luxes now due and
remaining unpaid, as well as fees
hereafter to become due.
This act is especially interest
ing to the taxpayers, as it will al
low the commissioners to collect
larere sums which are duo tho
county and could not bo recover
ed any other way. It will also
put a stop to a certain class of
peonlo who have been drawing
regularly from tho county treas
ury largo sums of money as costs
when they owed the county doub
lo as much.
Perhaps it is because tho
farmer cannot afford to take a
newspaper to learn tho artful
dodges in this wicked world, and
hence he is easily persuaded by
a glib-tonguod individual to sign
an order for a five-dollar live-octavo
food-cutter or corn-shellor,
a sevon-dollar self-operating
washing-machine, or in consider
ation of tho receipt of five dollars
to act as agent for no mo new
fangled farming implement or
fence, and subsequently learns
that ho has put his name to a
promissory note for tthuudredor
several hundred dollars, ami is
obliged to fork over tho cash, no
matter how much protesting.
Too much economy txmtetimoii
j makes a fanner poor.
Tho Altooua Times says: In ex
cavating for second and third
tracks in tho paleozoic folds bo
tween Altooua and Johnstown,
the workmen made curious dis
coveries. Fossilized fishes, ilants,
tree trunks and saurians, in most
instances in a silicilied condition,
were blasted out of tho rock and
carelessly dumped into ravines.
Tho laborers thought that tho
casts of carboniferous tree trunks
wero tho remains of ancient ser
pents, aud that tho fish and rep
tiles were merely freaks of ua
turn In some instances the fore
men and the contractors or a few
thoughtful spectators preserved
tho relics, and many local mu
seums havo been enriched by tho
finds. The excavations rouge in
location from the upper silurian
to tho devonian and carbonifer
ous strata, aud tho fossils are all
typical specimens of tho forma
tions in which they wero discov
ered. Duld Hams und Breakfast Ba
con at 0. ( . BeirlvM-'ii.
TlIK distress iu Porto Rico is
increasing rather than diminish
ing. The fruit which sustained
life on some parts of the island
for a time after the destructive
hurricane has given out, and tho
people are now dependent on out
side help and will continue to be
in that condition until the new
crop matures. That will not be
for three mouths yet. The best
information is to the effect that
1100,000 persons will have to be
fed during that time. The relief
fund raised iu Philadelphia and
State now amounts to nearly
:-0,000, or 14,000 short of the
sum necessary to pay for the
supplies already sent from hero
to the island. Considering the
great prosperity of our people
that is not a creditable showiug
for the great state of Pennsylva
nia. Many towns have not yet
contributed one cent to the relief
fund. When tho liual list is
made up these towns will regret
their failure to help the starving
people of Porto Rico. Hence
they should send iu their sub
scriptions as early as possible.
There art; over a million persons
in Philadelphia who have not yet
Terms of Court.
Tti fl'.st term of the Courts of Fulton coun
ty In the yciir shall commence on the Tuestluy
rollowmi.' out suuouu Monday or .himinry, in hi
o'clock A. M.
'he sccouil term coimnrnccs on the third
Monday of Murch, ill S o'clock 1. M.
The third term on the Tuesday next follow-
Intf the second Momluy of Juuu nt 10 o'clock
Tin fourth term c.n t.ic llrst MouJuy of Octo
ber, lit :! o'clock 1 M.
President Jutlie- Hon. S. Mc Swope,
Associate Jiiclics- Lemuel Kirk. Peter Mor
ton. Proi honotury. &r Frnnli P. Lynch.
IHstilet Attorney -Ooortfo U. Daniels,
Treasurer Thro Slpes,
Sheriff - Oaulel Shets.
Deputy Sherl:T Janice K'linr,
Jury Commissioners David Kotz, Hunmel II,
Auditors John S, Harris, I), H. Myers, A. J,
Commissioner I., W. Cunnlnaham, Albert
Pies .Inrer. John Sumkmil.
Clerk S. V, Kirk.
Couuly Surveyor -Jonas Lake,
Counlv Supenul endent Clem Clicniut.
Attorneys -W. Scott Alexander, J. Nelson
Sipes. Thomas K Sloan, F. MeN, Johnston,
M. K. Sh tltuer, Ceo. 11. Daniels, John 1',
DRY GOODS, -NOTIONS,
J. W. EVANS,
ords, and Supplies
for Talking Ma
chines. Special at
tention given to fine
Watch and Jewelry
sent in by mail, will
receive prompt attention.
i F. M. TAYLOR,
I Surveyors Engineer, 1
( McCONNELLSBURG, PA. S
c All kinds of
7 . Surveys
Oj, carefully S
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5 ' i &Mf; Special care ?
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BJ WW3kA Drafting.
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REPUBLICAN BUILDING. )
McConnellsburg & Ft. Loudon
Passenger, Freight and
R. C. McQuade, Proprietor.
Uun Daily jjbtwkhn Mi'tiuNNKUJiuuitu ano
Leuvluu MeOouuellhliui L' ut rj:!W o'clock. I. M.,
in.ikiuK connection w ith utloruoou Iruiu ou
H. 1'. K. H.
KcuiriiiuK leuvo Koi t London on tho urrlvul of
the cveumu train ou . 1'. II It.
I urn l'rcnureU lo curry ims.seni:ei.-4 und ex-
lircHt id miiliu couucullou with ull unlu ul t'l.
Ouc floor Ka-I. of "Fulton Hou.o,"
' MeoiNNr.i.i.KW'iii;. r..
' Klr.!-clunt Sli.ivlie uml ll.ur l.'ut Uut'.
. Oleuii towel or e'- i M '-Mi-uiuit'V
KATS, at Special Prices.
THIS WEEK. I
Look for their!
ft I I I
And, in fact, the most com
plete stock in the several lines
that go to make up a General
At present we have a
SPECIAL SALE of CARPETS
at Bargain Prices.
All wool Ingrain, elegant pat-
em, worth 69c. at 54c
Same, worth 55c. at 44c
Others proportionately low.
Wall Papers 25 per cent.
under regular prices.
Many bargains in the several
We are so well known
throughout the county that it
is only necessary to say in this
advertisement that you will
find the same lines and quali
ties we have been accustomed
to keeping, and cordially invite
all to come and see us.
Look in this
space next week
FOH THE JJ
a ii n a p,f. id mi
I respectfully announco to tho
general public that since moving
into my new room I have replen
ished my stock and have now on
hands a complete lino of Ct-oking.
Heating and Oil Stoves, Ranges,
Stovo Repairs of all kinds, Stove
Boards, Stove Pipe, tho celebrat
ed Climax Stovo Polish, Iron Ket
tles, Oil Cloth Rugs, Tinware
from tho cheapest to tho best,
Anti-Rasting Tmwaro which I
guarantee not to rust for two
years,' and will wear for eight
years. Every piece- is guaranteed
to me not to rust and I will guar
antee it to you. If it rusts bring
it back and I will give you anoth
er piece. In Fancy Goods I havo
a large assortment. Butchering
Supplies such as Lard Presses,
Moat Cutters, Butcher Knives
nud Hog Scrapers. Also a full
lino of School Supplies which 1
wiU sell during Court week at the
lowest possible prices. You will
find mo in my new room opposite
Patterson's store where I will be
glad to havo you call and examluu