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IU ON COUNTY NEWS.
.THE PRAIRIE STATE,
xlie Denisar Writes How
i is Getting Along in II-
inois. Work Plenty.
Big Crops. Wages
HI Camkhon, III.,
December 10, 1899.
! I left home Sep-
ber 28th, bound for Illinois
jvt!iP. R. K. to Chicago, and
e & there, over the C. B. & Q.,
u landed in Cameron at six o'
k, p. m., September 29. The
jtry from Chicago to Camer
t'a very level some pluces I
d see 25 miles in any direc
, There are no mountains,
)i nor rocks to farm over here,
le placeu the land is a little
Eg, but not so bud as some of
farm land in Pennsylvania,
commenced to work for my
3e L. C. Mellott, October. 2nd
0.00 per month. Corn and
'i are the main crops here
aers raise from 2000 to 20,
' bushels of corn. When they
Jikofa bushel of corn here,
f mean shelled corn or sev-U'-five
pounds of ears at crib
;0 time, or seventy pounds af
ciit becomes thoroughly dry.
i commenced to pick corn
lS9th of October and finished
9th of December. We had
5 bushels an average of 51
Iiels per acre. It seems odd
e to take a team to the field
ick corn; but, after the first
days, I could crib from 50 to
ushels a day.
e had fine weather for work
pe got our corn all in, but got
the day we finished. There
iw about two inches ,of snow
Sine ground,' and the tempera-
f four degrees below zero,
jfiere are lots of cattle and
I fed here from 40 to 200
01 of hogs on every farm,
ners do not all feed cattle,
.somepf them feed as many
Wo hundred head at one time,
-'cattle sell as high as 7 J cents
rand the highest price for
""s. Hogs are worth four and
"arter.i Corn brings from 25
) cents and oats, 22. I ex
1 to commence work in a grain
jitor December 20; and if I
the work, will have a steady
It 120.00 a month, board and
b.ing included. ,
expect to stay in ' Illinois, as
Des is much better and work
e plentiful than in Pennsyl-a.-
peceive the "News" regularly
;y week, and it is like getting
'"iter from home?
'i i CO. Denisar.
THE HOME IN THE MOUNTAIN.
is officially announced that
''plan of pensioning aged em
lSes by the Pennsylvania rail
will bo put into effect on
lVJary 1, 1900. There will be
'employes retired and pen
'd from that date. Thereaf
c'VU officers and employes not
i0 years of age will be retir
ed ponsioned on the first day
e month following their at
cpent of that age. The plan
di. provides an age limit for the
tloyment of new men, no new
K ioye to be taken into the ser
ijwho is over 25 years of age.
, lo pensions paid equal 1 per
Jf for each year of continuous
lcJce of the average salary for
in last ten yeurs. If an employe
Jbeou.'in the service of the
jpauy for 40 years and had re
ed on an average for the last
.fours $40 per month in regu
'jyages, his pension allowance
bo 40 per cent, of $40, or
le plan also provides for the
femoot of all officers and em-
frs between the ages of 05 and
pur who, having been 80
h in the service of the com-
i, lire physically disqualified,
'ery simple treatment prov
ry unfortunate to a savings
a in a rural district
'-'..; An editor, in writing
e i stitution in his paper,
hie J resident is a very tall
casnier is short."
5 less than an hour the
depositors were asking,
ich how much?" At.
The following Bentpnrps wero penn
ed by one who lives Mono In a homo
In one of the mountains of this county.
While the author has not enjoyed the
advantages of education,, and the
thoughts are not expressed according
to the strict rules of grammar and rhet
oric, there is about as much truth ex
pressed as we sometimes find in a more
pretentious article. Kditor.
What pleasure it is to dwell in
this mountain home all alone!
What joy to think of in the com
ing years when wo shall have left
our pleasant mountain home be
low. We'll dwell with God and the
angels high up in the sky.
We'll have joy for ever and ever
with angels 'round that blessed
throne on high.
We'll have nothing to do but to
sing praises and psalms unto our
God, who doeth all things well.
What joy to think on, as we
pass along the pathway of life
joy to think how happy we shall
be, when we get homo above, and
have left this toilsome world and
are. with the saints of the Lord
never to part never to sever.
We'll have pleasure for ever and
ever. Joy and peace and pleas
ure. No fighting nor quarreling
in that home of the Lord.
All will bo peace- and quietness
in that home above where our
dear Jesus dwells today. What
joy it will be to think there will
be peace and love and harmony
In that home on high, it will
not be like it is on earth. If we
wish to enjoy all these blessings
we must exercise more love and
not so much hatred to each other.
Some persons think they can
be christians and serve the devil
half the time just so they have
their names on the church bxk
here on earth. I fear such will
fail to find their names written
in the Lamb's Book of Life in
heaven, unless they serve the
Lord more perfectly and forsake
"If ye hate one another on earth
ye cannot be my desciples, saith
We must love one another as
our Heavenly father loves us, or
we cannot enter the kingdom of
God. Now, my friends, in con
clusion, turn from your miquit
ous ways and live a righteous life
and bo saved in heaven.
If not, you will be cast down to
hell, where the worm dieth not
and the fire is not quenched
there to burn forever in that
dreadful hell prepared for the
devil and his angels. But, if you
repent, you shall bo saved and
you will be forgiven of your wick
edness. You must strive daily
and love one another devotedly,
and there will be hope for you in
the coming of our Lord Jesus
Christ. But if you hate your
brother there is no hope for you
in Christ, for he that says he
loves God and hates his brother
is a liar; and no liar will inherit
the kingdom of God. If he loves
not his brother whom he has
seen, how can ho love God whom
he has not seen? He says, Little
children love one another; bo kind
and affectionate one toward an
other. Kind words never die.
Be humble. He that would
borrow, turn him not away emp
ty, but give him such things as
he needeth and God will reward
you in the end. Be kind to the
poor, feed the hungry and clothe
the naked. Try to be faithful to
the end and God will bless you.
If your fellow-man, God will hold
you responsible for your mis
doings and you will bo brought
to judgment for your dishonesty;
for it is not right to defraud one
another. Be kind and good, and
try to live together in peace and
harmony, as we haven't many
years in this life to live together.
Let us all do the best we can iu
this world, and God will reward
us in the next!
IT TURNED OUT WRONG.
A Married Man's Experiment
That Didn't Have the De
People who say that the win
ters are getting milder are wrong.
When the records are consulted
it is found that the variations in
the past were about the same as
now. The winter of 1854-5 was
remarkably mild and that of
1855-6 very severe. In the last
year of the last century pinks and
other flowers blossomed in Feb.
in many places and peach trees
weve in full bloom in March.
We have had very severe winters
during the present decade, but
it looks as if the last winter of
the century is to bo a mild one.
It is generally the girl that one
thinks will die an old maid who
marries the best.
While a certain citizen was
waiting iu a certain barber-shop
for his turn to bo shaved, lie
picked up a news-wier, and the
first thing that caught his eye
"No matter how busy a man
may be, he should find time ev
ery day to tell his wife that he
The paper fell from his hand
as he fell to musing upon the
golden past. Once more he was
a young man, living on hope and
six dollars a week, with a wife
and two children to Cheer him on
his way. Those were bright and
happy days, because they were
full of love. He used to talk to
his wife a great deal about love in
that halcyon time, but he didn't
do it now.
He couldn't tell how or when or
why he had dropped the practice,
but he had to confess to himself
that ho had.
Just then the barber shouted:
"Next!" and the citizen roused
up with a start, and got into the
The barber said it was a nico
diy, but the citizen was so lost
in thought that he heeded him
not, and made no reply.
The towel went under his chin,
and the lather went on his face,
and the sable man who bent over
him intimated that it looked very
much like rain, but he was so
deep in thought that this remark
was also wasted.
The citizen was thinking of the
happy hours when love's young
dream was his, and he was going
without everything in this world
ho could, to save money to buy
furniture. And from that he be
gan trying to remember the last
time ho told his wife he loved her,
but he couldn't do it to save his
life. It was too far buck. He
had been married a long time.
At this he felt ashamed of him
self, and determined that he
would do better in the future
yes, very much. So he blurted
"I'll do it! I will I will!"
"What's that sir?" said the bar
ber, stopping suddenly, with his
razor iu the air.
The citizen blushed through
the lather, and said it didn't mat
ter. He had been pondering that
newspaper item so deeply that
he had forgotten where he was,
When lie started for home it
was with the firm resolve that he
would turn over a new leaf, and
make his wife's heart bound with
joy. He would tell her that she
was dear to him, and see the ros
es bloom in her cheeks once more.
The thought was delightful,
and made him feel as fine as if he
had money in every pocket.
When the citizen reached home,
however, the wrong planet must
have been having too much in
lluence in the sky, for his wife
had but just a moment before
come out of the kitchen, after
having had a dreadful time with
the hired girl, about something
that hadn't been done to suit her.
The citizen was too much oc
cupied with his new idea to no
tice her excitement, however,
and so he walked up to her side,
stooped to kiss her, and tenderly
"My dear, I love you."
"Simon Henry!" exclaimed tho
astonished woman. Have you
lost your senses?"
"No, no, my dear. I I"
"Don't you dare to dear me!
You've been drinking again.
That's what you've been up to.
As though I didn't have trouble
enough already, that you must "
"You're mistaken, - my love,
"Not another word!" exclaimed
the angry woman, with suappiug
eyes. You'd never act that way
if you were sober, O dear me!
dear me! You 're a beast! That
is what you are!"
The citizen tried to slip his
arm around her waist, but she
pushed him from her, and shout
ed: "Keep away from me, or I'll
hurt yoq! I won't let you make
fun of me to my face!"
Aud the disappointed citizen
went out into the gloaming and
leaned against the cold iron fence
to think some more.
He thought ho would like to
see the man who wrote that news
paper Item. "Kam's Horn
Brown," in Indianapolis News.
As the war in the Trausviial
goes on, it is becoming evident
that England has a bigger con
tract on hand than she bargained
for and that the people of this
country knew little a few months
ago about the laud or strength of
the Boers. Now that maps and
history have been studied, it is
seen that Groat Britain has enter
ed upon a task greater than any
she has encountered or under
taken since the wars with Napo
leon. It matters not what ju ice
she must pay in blood and treas
ure, England must go ou, or re
ceive a shock that will be felt
throughout her vast dominions
and lower her prestige among the
nations. Self confidence at first
made her underrate the work be
fore her, just as we did in the
Philippines aud as did the leaders
in our Civil War when the first
call of 75,000 men was thought
sufficient to restore the Union.
Recent events show the Boer war
is not a contest for the "Horse
Guards," ns was assumed in the
beginning, but one which will test
to the utmost the resources of
the Empire. Even now it seems
probable that England will have
to put not less than 150,00(1 men
into tho African campaign one
of the largest armies she has ev
er employed at one time iu the
field or so far from home.
At this moment, with English
reverses of a most serious kind
reported, the situation, political
lyandtoix)grapliically, is decided
ly iu favor of the Boers. With a
possible confederation of all South
Africa, and insurrection at every
point, the war has assumed pro
portions similar to that which
lost England her American colo
nies. It is true that she is rich
er now than iu 1770, but her re
sponsibilities are in proportion
and the jealousies and power of
her enemies are also greater,
which may lead to a diversion of
her energies to protect interests
already established. Under the
circumstances, English states
men may as well admit the facts
frankly and make ready to con
front the worst which can be ex
pected. England's standing army
amounts to 2!iO,000 men, supple
mented by a volunteer force of
250,000 in a fair state of drill and
discipline. A large portion of
both these forces will bo needed
the former to fight, tho latter
to hold what is taken and guard
the base of supplies for the mil
itary authorities estimate that
tho Boers have now at least 50,
000 fighting men, while some
place the actual armed force at
75,000. All are seasoned aud
hardy fighters, excellent shots,
thoroughly acclimatized, provid
ed with the best modern weap
ons and with a good, if not large,
field artillery train, fully ac
quainted with the topography of
the country in its aspects of of
fence and defence, and adepts in
that kind of defensive warfare in
which their strategy, so far ad
mirably displayed, will 'find its
most skillful outlet. They have
immense stores of arms and
munitions of war, as well as food
resources, their country is one of
tho best in tho world for defen
sive operations, and they will
fight with the courage of despair.
The Boers have staked every
thing ou this issue, and the dog
ged tenacity of their raco cannot
bo for a moment questioned. To
conquer such a people under tho
conditions which will rule in the
rear as the British attack pushes
on, the fighting power in the
front should be at least half as
great again as that of the Boers,
with enough force to hold tho
communications intact and do
Such is the task England has
undertaken as presented by tho
latest news aud estimates and
read in the light of recent defeats.
She has put her hand to the plow
and cannot look backward, for,
as we have intimated, in case of
final defeat her prestige would
wane in every part of the world,
it would add vigor to the hostility
of other nations, endanger her
colonial power and hurt her
strength in ways innumerable.
Tho fact that she must conquer
is the best assurance she will iu
tho end, but victory will be
bought at a fearful price.
The wife of the fourth emperor
of China invented silk weaving
and was worshiped in conse
quence. Japanese bronze work
resulted from a womau's efforts.
Mrs. Asa Harris had boon on
the sick list, but is better nt pres
Charles Hoiick spent last wook
at his home in this place. ,
"Miss Osa Mellolt hns returned
to her homo after a pleasant visit
among her friends at Pleasant
Mrs. Will Reed aud sou spent
Sabbath with her mother.
Wetz Lake has moved from the
Corner to Franklin county, and
John Clovouger will move from
Mercersburg to the Corner, lie
has rented the house owned by
The young folks of our village,
that attended Institute at Mc
Couuellsburg last week wero M iss
Abbie Mellott, Harry Shaw and
Our school is preparing for a
local institute; on Friday uight.
M. Chick, after a pleas:mt, visit
with his cousin, Mrs. Anna Mel
lott, has returned to his home in
Bruce Smith, of Frauklin coun
ty, made a Hying trip to the Cor
ner on Monday.
Blanche Houck spent Saturday
and Sunday at Laurel Ridge with
her friend Daisy Shaw,
Mrs. JolmHarr is visiting her
friends at Siloam.
6. W. Reisner $ Co.
WHO HEATS THIS?
Peter Wright of Thompson
township, has, during the season,
killed the following: 154 squir
rels, i!5 rabbits, JiH pine martens,
10 hawks, 7 crows, 2 pheasants,
2 woodchucks, 1 rod fox, 1 musk
rat, aud 1 opossum. If any oth
er hunter in the county has made
a better record, let him step to
the front. The poultry raisers
owe Mr. Wright a vote of thanks
for his destruction of so many
Akcrsvillo C. I. Covalt.
Third mouth ending December
18, lH'IO. Names of those attend
ing every day Belvia Akers,
Irene Barton, Julia Conner, Eth
el Jackson, Ada Ott, Earl Jack
son, John Ott, Stanley Akers,
Benson Akers, Be Ilixsou, Ira
Duvall, Illume llixsou, aud Lum
Duvall. Number eurolled ill.
Per cent, of attendance 90.
AN UNSOl'CHT PARDON.
Among the stories of that form
er governor of Texas familiarly
known as Sam Houston is more
than one amusing tale.
There was a financial agent of
tho penitentiary who had warm
ly opposed the election of Gov
ernor Houston, but was particu
larly anxious to retain his own
pleasantly lucrative position.
Consequently the governor was
soon in receipt of a Petition iu
which the man's years of faith
ful service and special qualifica
tions for the place were set forth
in glowing terms by himself.
The governor sent for him and
said gravely, "it appears from
this petition that you have been
iu tho penitentiary eight years."
"I have," was the reply.
"Aud during That time you
have performed faithfully every
duty that has come in your way
to the best of your ability?"
"I have," answered the agent,
his courage swiftly rising.
"Then, sir," said the governor,
with the air of one conferring a
priceless favor, "I pardon you
It's all well enough to bring
gifts to the wedding, but what
the bride most wants is presence
It is hard to convince some peo
ple that time is money. Those
who have tho least money often
have tho most time.
Tkhms of Court.
The Unit term of th CourtH of Kulum coun
ty Iu tho ycur slmll uoiuiuciicti on the Tiutsttuy
following thu KuooUil Monthly of Jumt'.iry, ut 10
o'clock A. M.
The Httuoml term eomineueeK on the third
Monthly of Muiuh. ut o'olook J'. M.
The third term on the TueKttuy next follow
ing 1 he Neuoutl Aloutluy uf Juuu ut 10 u eloek
The fourth term on the llrst Monday of Octo
ber, ut 'J o'oloeli 1'. M.
President JuiUte - lion. S. Met!. Swope,
AKsooluie JiulKfK Lemuel Kirk, l'eler Mor
lou. l'roihouotiiry, &o, - Kruuk I'. I.yiiuh.
DImIiIiU Attorney -OeoiKO II. liunleis,
Treasurer - - Theo S I pes,
Shi'l'IIT Duulel Shet'lx.
Deputy Sheiill .limit's Itmnel.
Jury CoiiimlssiouerH Ouvld ltolu, Siimuel H,
Auditor Johu S, HurrlK, 1), II. Mycin, A. J,
CoininlKNlouerx-I., W. I'untiluKhuiu, Albert
PlesslUKer, Johu Stuukurd,
Clerk- S. W, Kirk,
rororicr Thoum Kirk.
Couuiy Surveyor- Jonux I.uko.
County Superintendent Clem Cheuut.
Attorney -W. Heott Alexander. J. Nelson
Slpen, ThoinnH v. Sloiin, K MtiM, Joliimton,
M. It. ShulTiicr, Geo. II, Uuuleh., Johu ).
We arc now prepared to show
our Friends the Largest and
Best Selected Stock of
FULTON COUNTY, gN
(a claim that is be ins: extensively made.) Satisfy your
self about that matter. We will show you the
LARCEST LINE OF
that Fulton county has ever had in it, and at prices as
low as is consistent with perfect jfoods. The ranjfe on
Plush capes ,52,50 to 513,00. Cloth capes as low as
1.25. bee them. Jackets. 54,00 up. We have the
prettiest line ot
to show you from 20 .Cents to $2,00.
Dress Goods in Stacks.
A good Wool Sintim; for J!) cents, well worth -" cents. ? 4
Set; our stock of
Ladies' and Men's Neckwear,
Lots of new, uice things.
A matter of interest to all is good warm UNDERWEAR,
for cold weatlier. We liave it.
"We have a case of U'2 dozen of MEN'S SHIRTS and
DRAWERS, at 40 cents apiece, that lots of people won't
be slow to ask fiU cents for. They are perfect iu make and
tit, and in every way acceptable, Ot course wo have lots
cheaper, and several lines of Underwear at r0c, 7.r)c. and
$1,00, and up; Ladies,' from I'Oc. to $1,00. Children's 10c,
j . iy tti a r a rr x v r m
A Word about SHOES
We have two lines of Ladies' aud Children's Klines that we
will stand tifjainst anything anywhere, price considered, for
lit, and wear, and appearance A general line, including
Men's, Hoys', Ladies' and Misses', that will stand against
any line, we don't care who produces them, or their price.
We are selling a very fair Children's Khoe, H-V2 at O'lC.
A tirst-rato Oil (J ruin Shoo for women at i)c. Men's Boots
as low as $l.r0. A very good one.
A larger stock than yon
wiiriind anywhere else in
town. We know the prices
are all right, every time, o