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(Butler Time.)
Trains leave Butler for St. Joe, Millerstown,
Earns City, fetrolia, Parker, etc., at 7.25 a. m.,
and 2.05 and 7.30 p. m. [Bee below for con
nections with A. V R. R.J
Trains arrive at Butler from the above named
points at 7.15 a. m.. and 1.55, and 6M p. ro.
The 1.55 train connects with tralu on the West
Penn rood through to Pittsburgh.
Sunday traina arrive at 1055 a. m. and 3.55
p. m., and leave at 11.10 a. m. and 4.10 p. m.
Trains leave Hilliard's Mill, Butler county,
for Harrisville, Greenville, etc., at 7.40 a. m.
and 12.20 and 2.20 p. m.
Stages leave Petrolia at 5.30 a. m. for 7.40
train, and at 10.00 a. m. for 12.20 train.
Keturn stages leave Hilliard on arrival of
trains at 10.27 a. in. and 1.50 p. m.
Stage leaves Martinsburg at 9.30 for 12.30 <
p. x. c., A L. K. R. R.
The morning train leaves Zelienople at 6 11,
Harmony 6.16 and Evanaburg at «.3a, arriving
at Etna Btatiou at 8.30. and Allegheny at 9.01.
The afternoon train leaves Zelienople at 1.26,
Harmony 1.31, Evanaburg 1.53. arriving at
Etna Station at 411 and Allegheny at 4.46.
Trains connecting at Etna Station with this
road leave Allegheny at 7.11 a. m. and 3.51 p. m.
f By getting oil at Bharp»burg station and
crossing the bridge to the A. V. R. R., passen
gers on the morning train can reach the Union
depot at 9 o'clock.
Trains leave Butler (Butler or Pittsbnrgh Time.)
Market at 5.11 a. in., goes through to Alle
gheny, arrlviug at 9.01 a. m. This train con
nects at Freeport with Frecport Accommoda
tion, which arrives at Allegheny at 8.20 a. m.,
railroad time.
Exprett at 7.21 a. m., connecting at Butler
Junction, without change of cars, at 8.28 wilh
Express west, arriving In Allegheny at 9.5S
a. m., and Express east arriving at Blairsvllle
at II 00 a. ro. railroad time.
Mail at 2.38 p. m., connecting at Butler Junc
tion without change ol cars, with Express wesl,
arriving in Allegheny at 528 p. in., and Ex
press cast arriving at Blnirsviile Intersection
at 6.10 p. ro. railroad time, which connects w.'th
Philadelphia Express east, when on time.
Sunday Exprett at 4.06 p. rn., goes through
to Allegbeuy, arriving at 5.06 p. m.
The 7.21 a. m. train connects at Blairsville
at 11.05 a. m. with the Mail east, and the 2.38
p. ra. train at 6.59 with the Philadelphia Ex
press east.
Trains arrive at Butler on West Penn R. R. at
9.51 a. m., 5.08 and 7.11 p. ro., Butler time. The
9,51 and 5.06 trains connect with trains on
the Butler A Parker R. R. Sun 'ay train arrivea
at Butler at 11.11 a. m., connecting wilh train
tor Parker.
Main Line.
Through trains leave Pittsburgh lor the Ene'
at 2.56 and 8.20 a. ra. and 1251, 4.21 and 8.08 p.
m., arriving at Philadelphia at 3.40 and 7.20
p. m. and 3.00, 7.00 and 7.40 a. ro.; at Baltimore
about the same time, at New York three hours
later, and at Washington about one and a halt
hours later.
—How to operate successfully in Stocks on f 10,
$25, 950,1100 and upwards, by our new mar
ginal system. Explanatory Book mailed gratis,
upon application.
Bankers and Brokers,
flAi AI AAA | Invested in Wall St atocka
(IU to
plaining everything. Addreaa
BAXTER A CO., Bankers,
oct9 7 Wall atreet, N. T.
(fauastesd larestmeats
By oor Insurance System of Investments in
Stock Operations we insure indemnity irom
loss. No "Marginal" or "Privilege" plans. In
vestments received in sums of 925 and upward.
Correspondence from stock operators solicited.
acpl24-lm 58 Broadway, N. Y.
TN THIS H* of Commerce and In Ibw lu.kat
AUmea, the massing demand Is for thoroughly
trained nan fcr baslasas. Our Institution offer* ÜB
wrpaMd facilities to young and middle aged men
far obtaining a Practical Education. A short tine
eply is required to couplets tha eoarse of study.
ExpeosssHght. IndlvMad inatrtction. fltodenta tin
enter at any time. No vacations. For einnla-s
addrew P. DUrr * RONM, Pittahargh.
«-Dut«-s Beokkoeping, publUhed by Harper
A Bros.; printed in colon, 400 pp. The largest wdr*
P ut * iuhed - A work for banken,
Allegheny Collegiate Institute
AIXBGHBHY CITT, SO llasktaß Ave.
Rev. THOS. C. STRONG, D. D., President.
Will open on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER Bth.
School hours Irom 9A. M. to 1.80 P. ». Its con
venient distance from the depota will permit
poplls living outside the city to leturu home
each day, thus aaving expense for board.
For circulars addreaa promptly as above.
Exclusively devoted to the practical educa
tion of young and middle-aged men, for active
business life. School always in session. Stu
dents ean enter at any time. for
J. C. SMITH, A. M., Principal,
aept24-3m Pittsburgh, Pa.
0 1# WALDRON, Graduate ol the Phil
ip adeiphla Dental College, is prepared
a II ato do anything in the line of hia
profession in a satisfactory manner.
Office on Main atreet, Butler, Union Block,
np stairs, apll
Feed Stable,
REAR or Housi, - - BUTLER, PA.
<yFlrst-claas rigs, good, reliable horses.
aug27-tf .
Livery, Feed and Sale
Cunningham St., near Heineman's Bookstore,
A large number of flrst-class rigs and safe
horses always oc hand. Horses Ted at reasona
ble rates. Horses bought and sold.
liver}, Sale, Feed and Exchange
Rear of Lowry House, - . BUTLER, PA.
Good Homes in Central Missouri
Can be obtained on the beat term*, through the
Callaway County Immigration Societv.
For full particulars addreea the President
.wir-S™ WM - H> THOMAS
ootllMm Pulton, Mo.
main Street, - - - - Butler, Pa.
As I have an unusually large and attractive stock of BOOTS & SHOES
just opening, embracing all the newest styles, I invite the attention and close
scrutiny of buyers.
Men's Kip and Calf Boots very cheap. Ladies', Misses' and Children's
Button, Polish and Side Lace Boots in endless variety, and at bottom prices.
Reynolds Brothers' celebrated fine Shoes always in stock.
Parties wanting BOOTS & SHOES made to order can do no better than
by me, as I keep none but the best of workmen in my employ.
I also keep a large stock of LEATHER and FINDINGS.
JCsgT"A]l goods warranted as represented. AL. BUFF,
Until You Have First Examined the Styles, Stock and Prices
A. T
His entire Fall and Winter stock is just opening at very low figures. This
stock is unusually large in Men's, Boys' and Youth's Kip and Calf
Boots, Grain Napoleon Boots, Rubber Boots, Brogans and
Plow Shoes, Women's' Misses' and Children's
Calf and Kip (unlined) Shoes.
His Stock In Finer Lines is always large, embracing all the Latest Novelties in Boots
and Shoes- Old Ladies' Warm Shoes a Specialty.
f-igfThese goods are all made by the very best manufacturers, and I
will guarantee them to give the best of satisfaction. Call and examine my
stock and prices.
West Point Boiler Works
SstatolialLed. 1835.
No. 13 Water Street, Pittsburgh, Pa.
Of all descriptions to ordct on Shott notice. H»t on hand a large stock of
New and Good Seoond Hand Boilers I
Jfc-f.. 3VOL U3NJ irtOiU, Successor to WATSON A MUNROE.
siAxnr ■VHXCSV. -JL
Domestic Jmported Goods.
All our Goods are new and of the latest designs. Wo .are both PRAC
TICAL TAILORS, keep thoroughly posted in all that pertains to the art,
and are thus enabled to guarantee to our patrons perfect satisfaction in neat
ness of fit, elegance of style and excellence of workmanship.
Cor. 10th St. & Penn Ave., PITTSBURGH, PA.,
Mnnulacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
Are offering this Fall Extraordinary Inducements to Purchasers.
A» they manufacture every article in their line, they ore enabled to sell at much lower prices
thnn oi y other house west of New York. Do not. fail to call in before purchasing elsew here,
and examine their large ai.d well displayed assortment ol
Parlor, Chamber, Office and Dining Furniture.
Kitchen Furniture of every description always on hand. Ai6o, Mattresses of all kinds. Fnr
nitore irnde to order and satisfaction guaranteed in avery particular. scplO-IJm
Colorado or
Chicago, Burlington £ Quincy R.
#"ilcketi can bo had at all offices w here
Western tickets are sold. • aplfi -tf.
Union "Woolen Mil 1,
Ac. Also custom work done to order, su< hns
enrdinjt Rolls, making Blankets, Flannels, 1 'nit
ting and Weaving Yarns, &c\, at very low
prices. Wool worked on tko shares, if de
■l rod. mylfly
Notice Extraordinary.
Persons desiring to have their Old Furniture
repaired, or New Work made to order, such ax
Music Stands, Book Cases, Wardrobes, Office
Desks, Office Tables, Ac., would do well to call on
A. 13. WILSON,
Practical Cabinet Maker.
I hold that a piece of furniture made by hand
is worth two mado by macliinery. and will cost
but little more, if any. Then why not have hand
mado ? All work made in the latest stylen and
of the best material. I guarantee entire sat
isfaction in etvle, workmanship and price. Oive
me a call. Shop on Mifflin street, four «loors
west of Main street, and opposite A. Troutt nan's
store, Butler, Pa. sepl7-ly
s!i will buy a one-hall interest in a good bus
iness in Pittsburgh. One who knows so, ne
ttling about farming preferred. An honest n van
with the above amount will do well to nddr ass
by letter, SMITH JOHNS, care 8. M. Jarn.es,
93 Liberty street; Pittsburgh, Pa. [au27- ly
and a Cow Milker frt e
to Farmers who act a s
Agents. Cut this ou f '
PATENT ED. SiM and address with stair.r.
j * Nanie this paper.
myai-ly] BUTLER, PA.
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts.
J. L. Purvis, E. A. Helraholdt,
William Campbell, J. W. Buikhart,
A. Troutuiau, Jacob Schocne,
G. C. Roessing, John Caldwell,
Dr. W. lrvin, Samuel Marshall,
J.W.Christy H. C. Heineinan.
JAS. T. M'JUNKIN, Gen, A*'t
President. Vice President.
W*. CAMPBELL, Jr., Cashier.
William Campbell, J. W. Irwin,
■las. D. Anderson, George Weber,
Joseph L. Purvis.
Does a General Banking <fc Exchange bnsinoss.
Interest paid on time deposits. Collections made
and prompt returns at low rates of Exchange.
Gold Exchange and Government Bonds bought
and sold. Commercial paper, bonds, judgment
and othersecurities bought at fair rates. 1a20:ly
T/i X 7" Want a FARM or HOME, with
j | J[ QU independence and plenty in your
old ago,
Atchison, Topekafc Santa Fe R. R.
Circulars with map, giving full information,
FBEE. Address A. 8. Johnson, Land Com'r,
Topeka, Kansas. octls-lm
Assignee's Sale.
The undersig-ned, Assignee of A. K. Stotigh
ton, of the borough of Butler, l'a., will expose
to public sale, on
MONDAY, October 20th, 1879.
At the Court House in Butler, the following
property: Fourteen acres of land within the
limits of said borough ; bounded on the nort>>
by lands ot Susan A. Patterson, on the east by
lands of John 11. Neglcy, on the south by the
Butler Plauk Road and on the west by lands of
Mrs. Nancy Bredin.
ALSO —One lot in said borough located on
Miller street, being 80 feet in front and tunning
back feet.
Sale to commence at 1 o'clock, P. M., ol said
TERMS made known on day of sale.
oellstt. Assignee.
For Sale.
The well-improved farm of Itev. W. R. Hutch
ison,in the northeast corner of Middlesex town
ship, Butler comity. Pa . is now offered for sale
low. Inquire of W. K. FItISBEE, on the prem
ises. aplGtf
125 Acres of Land for Sale.
A good Farm in Clinton township, Bntler Co.,
Pa., containing about 125 acres, about 100 acres
of which are cleared and the balance in good
timber ; good water and very good orchard ; can
be had on very reasonable terms. Any person
desiring such a farm can call upon or address
for terms, the undersigned, living about
miles south of Saxouburg and about six miles
east of Bakers town.
Riddles X Roads P. 0., Butler Co., Pa.
IT or Sale!
The undersigned, Assignee of A. K. Stongh
tou, offers for Bale
15 Acres or
situated about three-fourths of a mile southwest
of Butler, on the plank road. The improve
ments are a good frame dwolling house, frame
Htable. 300 apple trees, peach, pear and plum
trees and other small fruits. There is a good
spring and a well on the premises. The land is
cleared and under cultivation, and will be SOLD
For furthor information, inquire of Thomas
Robinson, Butler, or the undersigned, at Slip
peryrock. H. E. WICK,
seplltf Assignee of A. K. Stougliton.
2.500,000 ACRES LAND
Situated in and near the
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe E. R.
It Years' Credit. 7 per cent. Interest.
Tt e first payment at d ite of purchase Is one
teuth of the principal and seven percent, inter
est on the remainder. At the end of the first
and second year, only the Interest at seven per
cent, is paid ; and the third year, and each year
thereafter, one-tenth oi the principal, with
seven per cent. Interest on the balance, is paid
annually until ttic whole is paid.
Six years' credit, 20 per cent, discount.
Two years' credit, 30 per cent, discount.
Cash purchase, S3 1-3 per cent, discount.
The valley of the Upper Arkansas is justly
celebrated for its adaptability to WHEAT
RAISING and the superior quality of it.- trriiin.
country, it ofleis advantages ibat cannot be ex
celled. Good soil, abundance of pure water, a
mild and remarkably healthy climate, with low
prices and easy terms, make up a total ot In
ducements greater than Is offered anywhere else
! on the continent of America.
For lull particulars, Inquire of or address
i General Eastern Passenger Agent,
inv°l-lvi Broadway. N. Y.
J " 109 Main St., Buffalo, N. Y.
W For mending Tin. Brass, Copper, T.ead W
SOT Iron without acid or soldering iron.
Any ladv or child can mend with it. ■■
Will send one sample Plate by mail I
(with directions) that will cut 192# *•
A inch square patches on receipt of 25
UJ cents, 8 for *l, 100 for ilO. (.Postage K
' 1 stamps received as cash.) AGENTS
A WANTED. Can carry one day's stock r
in your pocket. Sales will yield $3 to
fclsuerday. Onr 64 page Illustrated
0 Catalogue of Chromos, Jewelry. Nov
elties, Stationery. Ac., FREE. Ad- J
( J 119 South Bth St., Philadelphia, Pa. [X]
yj Mention this paper. octls-lm L J
~ Administrator'** Molirc.
Notico is hereby given that lottere of admin
istration have boon granted to the undersigned
on the estate of Mary Dunlap, deceased,
late of Cherry township, Butler county, Pa.
All persons, therefore, knowing themselves in
debted to said estate, will pleaso make immedi
ate payment, and anv having claims againsi the
same will present them, duly authenticated, to
the undersigned for settlement.
\ THOS. E. VANDIKE, Adm'r,
' octß Murriiwville P. 0., Butler Co., Pk
(Special to the Commercial Gazette.]
WASHINGTON, PA., Oct. 14. —Dr.
Francis Julius LeMoyne died at his
residence in this place at three o'clock
this afternoon. The deceased had suf
fered many years from diabetis, and
for six or eight days had been con
fined to his bed. He passed away
peacefully to-day. This evening Dr.
Grayson, Dr. McKennanand Dr. Frank
LeMoyne, of Pittsburgh, a son of the
deceased are holding a post mortem
examination on the body. Dr. Le-
Moyne directs in his will, and also in
one of his last expressed wishes that
his body be cremated. These wishes
and directions will be respected and
the cremation will be conducted on
Thursday. There will be no proces
sion of public demonstration over the
cremation, though there will be held
at the family residence services such
as are usual on such occasions. Mr.
John Dye, the gentleman who built
the crematory, to-night started fire in
the furnace. Thirty-six hours will be
required to properly heat the crema
The dead body of Dr. LeMoyne
weighs over 200 pounds. It will be
encased in a plain rosewood coffin of
extra size. Precautions will doubtless
be taken by the friends to prevent any
undue demonstrations at the cremation.
Yesterday morning a busy and
eventful life came to an end. The
name of Dr. Francis J. LeMoyne is
one that has been prominently before
the public of this country for two gen
erations, and even in continental
Europe his name has become distin
guished in recent times on account of
his connection with the cremation doc
trine, of which he was the acknowl
edge American apostle. At the time
of his death Dr. LeMoyne had attained
to a ripe old age. He was eighty-one
years, one month and ten days of age.
He had been a partial invalid for
twenty years. For the past summer
his health had been very much im
paired, although his mental powers
retained their activity almost to the
end. He was able to converse with
his friends until last Friday. Dr. Le-
Moyne was the son of F. J. LeMoyne,
a native of France, who emigrated to
this country at the close of the last
century in company with a colony of
his countrymen, who originally located
at Gallipolis, Ohio. Afterward he
removed to Washington, Pa., where
the subject of this sketch was born in
In early life the subject of this
sketch became associated with his
father in the drug business and was
graduated as a physician of medicine.
He was married to Miss Madeline
Bureau, of Washington, Pa. Eight
children survived him, as follows:
Mrs. John A. Wills, of Washington,
I). C.; Mrs. V. Harding, Washington,
Pa.; Mrs. Wade, Washington, Pa.;
and two single daughters Misses Jane
and Madeline; Mr. John LeMoyne, a
resident of Chicago, prominently con
nected with the growth of that city,
formerly a member of Congress; Ju
lius, who resides on his father's farm
near Washington, and Dr. Frank a
prominent physician in this city.
The parents of Dr. LeMoyne were
greatly respected in the adopted home.
When the former died an innovation
was made in the ancient custom of
dressing the deceased in a shroud.
Dr. LeMoyne's body was bulled in
the clothes which he had worn in life,
the first departure from the old custom
in the conservative borough of Wash
ington. Mrs. LeMoyne, who survived
her husband several years was greatly
attached to her son.
When he had grown to manhood he
began to form decided convictions on
the evils of American slavery which
he did not scruple to express, though
he was thereby subjected to severe
denunciations. His old mother often
said the proudest boast of her life was
that she had born a son who was an
Abolitionist. While pursuing his
chosen profession of druggist and
physician he felt called upon to be
come an advocate of the rights of the
enslaved blacks. With Wendell Phil
lips and others he traveled through the
Northern States addressing meetings
whenever permitted to do so in behalf
of the Abolition cause. At a national
convention of the Abolition party
November 13, 1839, held at Warsaw,
N. Y., he was chosen as a candidate
for the Vice Presidency of the United
States, with James G. Birney as Pres
idential candidate. It is presumed,
though not much reliable data can be
had, that he was an active stockholder
in the underground railroad, now a
defunct corporation. In early life he
was an active member of the Presby
terian Church, but after he had as
sumed the championship of abolition
ism his attachments to the church be
came loosed, until finally he cut loose
altogether from ecclesiastical connec
tions, declaring that if the Bible ad
vocated slavery, as many professed,
then it was a lie and he was done with
it. He was henceforth regarded as an
infidel, as were many others of like
political sentiments with himself. He
was the first candidate for Governor of
the Abolition party in this State.
It is said that by close attention to
business and through the most rigid
economy, Dr. LeMoyne amassed the
snutf sum of $300,000. So careful and
systematic was lie in jvery outlay that
it is said he burned candles instead
of gas, although one of the principal
stockholders in the gas company, by
reason of the comparative cheapness
of candles over gas. Although ex
ceedingly close in his personal expen
ditures he was no miser. Every cause
which commended itself to his judg
ment as worthy of support received
from him the most liberal benefactions.
Besides innumerable small amounts
bestowed upon deserving charities he
gave the sum of $41,000 to Washing
ton and Jefferson College; $30,000 to
LeMoyne Institute for Freedom at
Nashville, Tennessee, and SIO,OOO to
the public library in his native town.
In the year 1n7I! he was enabled to
test a theory which long had engaged
his attention, and which is now in
separably associated with his name,
the cremation doctrine. By the will
of Baron De Palm it was provided
that his body should be cremated. Dr.
Lc-.uoync had some time subsequently
completed his crematory, and it was
selected as the place for the strange
rites over the dry bones of this dis
tinguished foreigner. The cremation
of Baron De Palm's body will be re
membered by all newspaper readers
throughout the country. The next
body resolved to the elements at the
LeMoyne crematory was that of Mrs.
Benjamin Pitman, of Cincinnati. Dr.
LeMoyne was a firm believer in the
cremation doctrine and ever ready
with strong and convincing arguments
to uphold his strange theory. It was
one of the pet desires of his life that
his own body should be cremated and
as stated above his wishes will be
Twenty years ago he abandoned the
practice of medicine, from which time
his principal attention has been devoted
to agriculture, stock raising and money
brokerage. His stock are amongst the
finest in the State. He gave great
attention to the rearing of thorough
bred cattle, especially the red-Devon,
imported from England, and did much
to improve the stock of Washington
His personal habits were not of a
character to especially commend him
to persons of testhetic tastes. His
dress was anything else than stylish,
and his outlay in hair oil, toothbrushes,
etc., was meagre to a degree. Indeed
he had a thousand and one peculiari
ties, but no matter what offense may
have been taken at these by over
sensitive persons, we have no doubt
that all who knew him will join with
one accord in wishing peace to the
ashes of the man who has done more
than all others to render the quiet
little boron,£rh famous throughout the
length and breadth of the land.
The Pottsville Miners' Journal tells
an interesting story of an old man liv
ing on the Broad mountain who has
devoted many years to rattlesnake
hunting and the sale of the oil he pro
cures from their bodies as a curative
power for rheumatism, In 1865 he
suffered severely from an attack of
rheumatism, when he tried the oil
upon his own person with success.
He at once set to work hunting snakes
and making oil, for which he found
purchasers rapidly. The second sum
mer he began snake hunting in June,
and before frost came had killed over
300 of the reptiles, whose oil brought
him nearly SIOO. Since then he has
devoted himself regularly to snake
hunting in the summer and sale of the
oil during the winter. There is not a
path on Broad mountain, he is not
familliar with, and he knows the ex
act location of over forty rattlesnake
dens. He has studied the habits and
peculiarities of the snakes so thor
oughly that he rarely returns to his
cabin without a dozen or two, and on
one day last summer he succeeded in
killing forty-three, two of which were
over twenty years of age. He states
that the oil of black snakes, copper
heads and water racers does not pos
sess any curative powers; but naively
admits that once in 1870 or '7l, "when
rattlesnakes was scarce," he sold "a
heap of black snake oil instead, and no
one knowed the difference." Bandle
says the snakes are not fit to kill until
late in June, unless the spring has
been particularly warm. Before that
time the reptiles are very lean, and it
takes two or three dozen of them to
make a teacupful of oil. In July and
August the snakes are the fattest and
most plentiful. One of Bandle's favor
ite hunting places i 3 about seven
miles from Frankville, in a little rocky
ravine. The lower part of the ravine
is filled with blackberry and huckle
berry bushes, and the snakes that in
habit the holes in the rocks come down
to the bushes to catch birds that feed
on the berries. Bandle "spects" that
he killed "nigh unto" a thousand
snakes in that little ravine. When
hunting he is only armed with a Jong
hickory wythe, with which he breaks
the backs of the snakes. After killing
one he cuts off its head and, passing
the body through a belt around his
waist, resumes his work. Persons
who have seen hint returning from one
of his hunting expeditions say he pre
sents a curious appearance with a
fringe of twenty or thirty dead snakes
hanging around his waist. On reach
ing his hut the snakes are skinned and
the fat fried out in an old iron pot
over a fire in his yard. The oil is
amber-colored and has a peculiar
musky odor, and it varies in price.
When people come to his shanty after
it he generally gets ten cents a spoon
ful, but when he peddles it in the sur
rounding villages ho charges accord
ing to the supposed wealth of the
buyer. Last year he made two hun
dred dollars by the sale of the oil, and
now and then he sells an unusually
large snake skin, or a string of rattles
to persons who visit his shanty. He
was never bitten but once, and that
was four years ago, when a man in
Shenandoah offered him $5 for a pair
of live rattlers. Procuring a forked
stick, he set out on the following
morning and in less than three hours
had captured the snakes ; but in pick
ing up one of them after he had pinned
it to the ground with the stick, it
turned and struck him on the back of
his hand. He enlarged the wound
with his pocket knife until it bled
freely, and then, after washing it with
whisky, bound a piece of tobacco on it
nntil he reached Mahanoy City, where
the wound was cauterized by a physi
cian. His arm swelled to a fearful
size, but it soon got well. Handle has
no companion but a half-starved dog,
which he enthusiastically says eau
"smell a rattler uiore'n a mile off."
Said a young lady to us the other
day : "I really long for a sympathiz
ing, appreciative word in our family.
There arc so many of us, that we
ought to l>e very happy; We are very
merry at our table, but there are a
good many heartaches too. We have
fallen into such a habit of criticising
j and making sport of each other, that
if something is not done soon to stop
it I am afraid it will destroy the har
mony of the family. As for me, they
make fun of everything I do or say,
and make remarks about my personal
appearance that are very annoying.
They do this because, they say I am
so easily teased. 1 often resolve that
I will shut my mouth and say nothing
to any one. Even father and mother
are not exempt. Their little peculiari
ties are made the subject of jest aud
remark. I am sure," she continued,
wearily, "I don't know where it is all
going to end, for we are all, not ouly
sensitive, but high spirited."
Now, we regret to say that this is
not an uncommon case. Much of the
sweetness and charm of the home
relationship is lost by the growing
prevalence of a spirit of banter and of
practical joking.
Young people especially are apt to
fall into this very dangerous habit, not
from any intention to be unkind, but
because they think it smart and witty.
Sometimes the simplest remark will
be greeted with shouts of laughter, the
cause of merriment not being apparent
to the poor victim, and for that matter
to no one else, the fun consisting in
the spectacle of the confusion which
this unkindness creates. We have
known a member of a family to under
take to relate some incident, which, if
he were allowed to proceed, would not
ouly amuse, but instruct the little
group around the tea-table; but he
would be interrupted at every sentence
by some frivolous question or inappro
priate remark, and this would be con
tinued until the whole thing was
turned into ridicule, and the narrator
hurt and offended, refused to proceed.
We can all readily understand the
feelings which would obtain in the
mind of a sensitive person after several
such trials.
The certain tendency of such joking
will be not only to put a stop to all
serious, sensible conversation, but to
create a reserve which may come to be
a complete deadlock to all demonstra
tions of love and affection in the family,
for no one is willing to unvail their
real feelings and sentiments if they
are sure each word is to be criticised,
and every show of feeling ridiculed.
If one cannot find sympathy and appre
ciation in the bosom of one's family,
where are we to look for it ?
Now, we would not say a word
against a cheerful, lively atmosphere
in the home. On the contrary, we
would encourage everything which
will give real happiness.
We would be in favor of the largest
liberty in the way of fun and merry
making, provided that it be proper and
kind; that it can be nothing which
can call a blush of shame or annoy
ance to the cheek of any member of
the family.
"Twitting on facts," may be im
mensely diverting to all, but those at
whose expense the laugh is raised,
even though they may put on a bold
front and laugh with the rest, yet the
pointed shaft rankles sore beneath the
surface. No one likes to be the butt
of a jest, or to have his weak points
brought into undue prominence though
it be "all done in fun."
Even the most incorrigible and
determined jester if not pleased if the
tables be turned on him. How quickly
he will flush up and get angry.
Real, true wit is born in one just as
are music and art. There are but few
comparatively who are endowed with
this gift, while there are hosts of imi
tators aspiring to be thought witty, in
whom the spirit of humor is utterly
lacking. Though they try hard to do
or say something which will create a
laugh, their jokes have not the ring of
metal, because of the leanness of their
imaginations and their want of origi
nality, and these are they who set up
the personal failings of others as tar
gets for their poor shots. A real wag
has infinite stores of ready wit, droll
fancies come thick and fast, and he is
uever obliged to resort to unkind allu
sions. Everything turns to sunshine
wherever he goes, and clouds do not
follow his repartees.
We may have said something of all
this before, but when we see the happi
ness of the family in danger, when
such sorrowful plaints are poured into
our ear, we must speak our mind, even
at the risk of repeating.
Why not, then, resolve that we will
all put away from us this joking at
each other's expense. Depend upon it,
its place will be more satisfatorily filled
if we take hold of it in the right way,
and we shall all come to acknowledge
that we are better and happier without
it than with it.— lntelligencer.
—"The snake stories that are going
about are all too thin. Why just look
here. Last spring I went out into the
woods. I took along an umbreller,
which I laid down onto some rocks.
Well, sir, about an hour after I went
to get my umbreller as it had begun to
rain a little. I took holt of the handle,
and as I gave it a shove, something
began to tear, and as the umbreller
flew open a live black snake fell to the
ground, split in two from its head to
its tail. The confounded critter had
actually swallcred my umbreller, and
I never noticed it until I shoved up
the dum thing and split the animile
from stem to stern."
—"I'll subscribe for that paper,"
said Vnnderbilt, laying down an agri
cultural paper he had l>een reading,
| "it's editor is a man of high attain
ments." Ilis eye had caught an arti
cle headed "Water your stock regu
—ln some parts of Texas the
streams are so dry that the fish have
to wear dusters to keep their clothing
from lK?ing spoiled.
—Havana has suffered less from yel
low fever than Memphis this season.
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NO. 47.
ERIE, Oet. B.—A person who will
probably turn out to be an impostor of
the first water has just been exposed
in this place. About two months ago
a young man of good address came to
this city and called upon a Mr. John
Fulston, with a letter of introduction
from one of Fulston's friends in Can
ada. The Idler set forth that the
}*oung gentleman was an Englishman
in needy circumstances, and requested
Mr. Fulston to assist him, if possible,
to procure some light but remunerative
labor. The gentleman gave his name
as Herbert Martin, and his address as
69 Marine Parade, Brighton, England.
He was well received, and continued
to throw an air of mystery about him
self and appeared to be on intimate
terms with English families of noblo
blood. Finally the young stranger
allowed himself to be caught once or
twice in calling his mamma "her La
dyship," or the "Countess." His con
fusion and bungling efforts to conceal
his embarrassment were admirably ex
ecuted, and when at last he found, or
appeared to find, that his secret was
guessed at, he confessed under the seal
of the strictest confidence that he was
not what he represented himself to be.
The honor of one of Britain's noblest
and proudest families demanded that
his incognito should be strictly pre
served. No, he was not Martin; that
plebeian name was but an assumed
one; his name was Herbert, and in
Burke's peerage he was called Vis
count ; he was an English Lord and
heir to vast estates.
He exacted a promise that he should
be allowed to remain incog, until the
arrival of his "mamma," herself an
earl's daughter, who was coming over
to Canada. The Fulstons treated him
very kindly, and "Lord Herbert" con
descended to borrow SSO "until mamma
comes." He wanted some light em
ployment just for the romance of the
thing. In England he had painted
j pictures ; here he would paint fences.
Mr. Fulston did not make any special
effort to procure fences or doors for the
brush of the lineal descendant of the
royal Tudor, but he generously boarded
him and loaned him money when he
required it, without asking for pay
ment, until his Lordship's "mamma
and remittances" should arrive.
One morning ho announced his in
tention of going to Washington to
visit the Thorntons. In a few days he
telegraphed from Philadelphia, asking
for money to return to Erie, which
was sent-him. Then he borrowed S2O
for a suit of clothes, and immediately
drew up a promissory note for five
hundred pounds, signed "Herbert,
Viscount," and charging it to the
"Mount Edgecumbe" revenues, which
he expected to handle in a very short
During his stay in Erie he was in
troduced to two old ladies of a family
living in the southern part of the city.
These persons were in quest of infor
mation against a gentleman whom
they were desirous of annoying. He
proposed to help them, and they sub
mitted all their plots, gave him letters
and made him the confidant of all
their plans against the object of their
displeasure. His Lordship consented
and the old people very foolishly per
mitted him to use their name. He
gave them to understand that he had
written letters of inquiry to high per
sonages in England and that the affair
was in a fair way to be successful.
About this time the Fulston family
began to have some misgiving that
his Lordship was not as reliable in his
information as a lord of high degree
ought to be. The "Countess" did not
arrive, and they thought it very
strange. Ono morning my Lord
rushed in from the postoffice and joy
fully announced that he had just read
of the arrival of his "mamma" in
New York in a New York paper.
Mr. Fulston got the paper, but the
only English name of importance that
appeared in the list of arrivals was a
man after pedestrian honors. His
Lordship saw that he was discovered,
and that night he called upon the gen
tleman against whom he had been
plotting, it is alleged, at the instiga
tion of the old ladies, and informed
him that a certain womau in the town
was pursuing him to the death with a
hatred as intense as hell itself, and
that he had been engaged to assist in
the work of making the country ring
with the gentleman's name: But he
could not find it in his heart to injure
one who had never harmed him ; here
he would give the gentleman letters
and photographs and books which had
been given to use against him. He
was going to Canada that night, but
he wanted to put him on his guard.
There was other information, too, but
such waß the pressing necessities of
the informant that he was compelled
to ask $lO for it. The person whom
his Lordship attempted to bulldoze or
blackmail secured the letters, etc., and
then declined to enter into any negoti
ations. My Lord Herbert then threw
himself upon this person's generosity
for a reward and proceeded to betray
the secrets of those who hnd trusted
him. He made a grave charge against
an officer of the United States, who ho
said was in the ring. The name of
the officer and the nature of the crimo
are of course suppressed uatil made by
some more reliable authority.
"Viscount Herbert" left that night,
it is presumed for Simcoe, Canada,
and has not been heard of since. It is
rumored that his flight was just in
time to save him from arrest on a
charge of writing somebody's name.
—lt is related that Webster and
Clay were once standing on the steps
of the capitol when a drove of mules
passed, moving southword. "There
comes some of your constituents, Mr.
Webster,"jokingly remarked Mr. Clay.
"Yes," replied Mr. Webster; "They
are jroincr to Kentucky to teach
—Willie, aged ten, and Jimmic,
aged six, were playing together. Ono
of them was minutely examining a fly.
"I wonder how God made him?" he
exclaimed. "God don't make flies aa
carpenters make things," observed the
other boy. "God says, let there be
flics aud "there is flies."

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