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1 1 NORTH MAIN ,^'ii:J K'l
l U'i.T IP T* ... - - PEI^JWA
Ifaidware and lloii.se Kuniisliintr (<oods.
Agricultural Implements,
Kramer Wagons,
Buggies, ('arts, Wheel Barrows, Brammer Washing Machines,
New Sunshine and Howard Ranges, Stoves, Tnhle
and pocket Cutlery, Hanging Lumps, Man
ufacturer of Tinware, Tin
Looting and S[ outing A Specialty.
WIIF RE A (fill. DC A N P> IJ Y A S (11 E Al' A S A MA N.
IN5(> KHtiibliHhed IW5()
No 19, Noith Main fit , BUTLER, PA.,
Silver wara,
Spectacles, &c.,
Society Emblems ol all Descriptions.
Repairing in all branches skillfully done ami warranted.
And for the next 30 day swo shall con
tinue to clear our shelves ol Winter
floods to make room for
Come early as the prices we have reduc
ed them to will move them rapid
ly as they are marked very
low. \ou will lind some l>ii>- bargains at
Leading Dry Good* ivoid Cuo - |x-t House, Hootlcr, IV
J. Li. ei UIKB'B,
!NTo. (> Soul It JVlojioi f - uLler* f'o.
11l Walehes,
(Jl<K-ks s
Ami SpeHarles.
Kepairiuir Promptly Attended To.
! office s. V. < ..rii- rw niamm.il
Iltealiou-, tor . hr-.p Jlil «X|*"U
buildings lii.nU- an short noi In'.
A. A. KELTY, M. D.
oOire J OooiS snulll ol 111-. V.v i' . Il'/Use.
Mail. =d , Bull--, r. -ml K, ! '
|I. rt.r I.lilt,till . !.'■ si'telice OU . JtdolsOD M.
l'U I ntel AN nil SCROIiON.
olßce at NVi. S. Main sUeet, o\ei *raiii_*
CVa Ijiu,' Store. b.itler. i'a,
Physician and Surgeon.
No. Bast Jeli'crson at.,
lj'J r LT ,-E bL, lIPPd JTIN
.-t. W.C'Muci ihuu ana u.iiucis.
Ol'McK ht.\ti bliiioirti, ISC'lt-KM, P*-
All wnrlr p. rtaiiuin- to It..- profession, execut
ed m the neatest manner.
Sii»-»-ialii« —4Jold Killing'- anil I'aliiless l-\
tm< lion of l. i ili, \ ii.iitzed Air administered.
Office on JclTi nun SI rtrl, on.' .l.i.ir i »»t ufLunij
lliiaii*, I p Sliin.
Ofllc- open daily, ex.fpt Wednesdays ami
Thursdays Communications by mall receive
prompt attention,
|j. Tlm' only Ibulist In Butler using Ihe
best makes or teeth.
t nic < n noriil n.ior i.f 11m- lliiM-lton block,
H1,..11' ml I.ml. I. l a.. Kooln I.
A. T. BOOST. '• WiUfoW.
i Vjlli:ctl..ir-i asp.-. i.ilti. Office at No. S, South
hiauioiiil, unlit r. I'.i.
ATIOUNfc »-AT-LAW AND Notaky Pl BUt .
dlllce lii Uooiii No. 1. atfcoiiti flo«'»r of liunv!b<>u
lilwit, euirancc ou JJiaiuoncl.
P. W. I.ov/KY,
ttoom :>'u. 3, Anili-r.-oti liullilltig, Butler, I'a.
A'rroitNiiV AT I.AW,
iilllci- on bri urnl flijot 'if Neir An.lurson fiioctc
| -Multi St.. m:ur lilani.itiil.
Attorney al Law. Oillue al No. 17, JeDi:r
toii St.. butler, i'a,
Allorii*, i I u*s aij.l l.'nal Is talc /gfht. Ol
i'.i i■ icar i»f 1.. Z. Mlt« l*i li h olUce on uortL hl«Jt
oi biatiiuutJ, liulltr, l*a.
11. H. oOUCHER.
ai 1.i... Office on Hecoitit floor ol
Aiidt rson buliillug, near Court House. liutl..-r,
j All al. Law Olllc.i al 15. li. Cor. MuiL t>l, and
Ol.iriioii.l, Uutlrr. I'a.
'.Hi all i. i.ili.-c oil SoUlli .11 Mil lli.iUlOllfl
limit i'. i'a.
Alliniiey-al-I jiw. 01Di;c on Soulli . l'li: .if Dia
inoml, Butler, I'a.
Insurance ami Heal lislalf Aa't
BUTI.ER, - I'A.i
Kire and I/ife
I riHtirttiK* <'<», <»l North Avufcri&i, incor*
pornteil I'/'.**, uikl otliw
mrung <:oi«»i» uii«*s d. New York
J ,if«* liiHiiroincc <'o., (>(»<».
New Hum'ltoii hnil'ling m-ar Court Ifoune.
Mutual Fire insurance Co.
Office Cor, Main & Cunningham fits.
«. C. KOES.SINU, i'rtKKii>r.NT.
WM. ('AMPBKLL Touuhuu>.k.
11. II K.I N KM A N , SkokktAkv.
J. \. I'iirviM, Manoiu*l A:;.lrrs«m,
WiilUtoo c .iiio|)l>»'ll J. W. I'urklo.trt,
A. Tioiitman, 11. ml. i on Oliver,
< .1 l:-M • tin', .lam** Sfi'ptiriiMHi,
J or. VV. Ir. in. Ilniry \\ liit.iulri*.
J. K. Taylor. 11. JleliU'inaii,
HU'JTiWK, i'A.
Standard Himml
| Trotting Stallion.
( i', I'm. i . i llai»»l>lei<»iilaii 10,
lit ',: )■' I , J,4v iMnrM.) tfxlou Ktillpse
I li in-ill. i . w '""' " uii »'!'•''.in r,T-.'
; I " " i Inni' t M'.i .' li .;, rln ii'i-
Oiucv To I'7oßß i» closely related
tu most of tlnr fu.it trottm a ari'l
niroH of lrott<*ra. Height l<i?. lunula;
weight HiOO pounds. He iri htyliwli,
liaudgotiin and n greut roudater, ttmi
very fuat walker; epiriUul, but fetir
lea; ; intelligent an.l tru.-fty ami trans
mita tbewe ijuulitiea t<> bis eoltn.
'I hone wiblilng to mine tr.uteiH, cur
tittgf, ttOJOfh or general putpoue
boraea, or ilruft boraea
Hbiiold exntniii2 hita and bia colta at
ibe Scott burn, alley opp'oelta Wirk
house atuble.
'l'ca.i.i *2O payable in udvance
witb privilege of return Accidents
at owner's in L Auk for pamphlet
ul &. Mam .St., Butler, i'«.
b oru t. BEAU.
•lasj.er Altxs.ni kept a 1.-111=5 roads tore
in a sparsely iulmliite.l part "t Tenne. ce.
lie Tras rather a fat ..Id tellow, a condition
ii«ubtle»a l.ri.Ufrllt about by Ills i 10-e a -<>-
ciation with butter, bacon and axle grt i '-
1 for every other man in the ueigltborhooil
was lean with thai latikneas s<i character
istic ..I the bonthcin Uiickwoodainaii.
The most striking <>f Jasper's character
istii - wus liia h.ve lor his daughter Beniah.
a hands.Hue giil v Lose name had bc-uu
taken from a: absurdly romantic, not to
cay tlauiboyant. novel which, years ag->,
had loUhil its way into the
Licuiah, however. »«.< not to roiniibtii. as
her fictitious itatnexakc, unless a cei'taio
veiu of violence can be regarded as
romance, for nothing seemed to delight
he. .11 much as -landing about ou liog kill
« duj watching the red gush ol an cx
piling sow; anil, indeed, 1 have been told
that she once tilled a dog with number six
shot and then laughed gleefnlly at his
death-inspiring howls.
One day a fellow named Jiui Buck, a
preteiTded farmer, an actnal slouch ajd
lankest of the lank, entered Jasper's tore
and calling the old man from his thrilling
v»oik ol weighing a lew pounds of blue
looking butter which an old negro Lad
h1.1i.g1.1 lo exchange lot a e .tat ii.iil jilo'.V,
thus addressed liiin.
"01.l in,. 11, you've noticed me aroiii..!
here a good ileal lately, haven t you?
'•■ff'y, 1 don't know that I have, Jim,''
the old man answered, wiping Lis grea.-y
hands 011 tbe bosom ol his hickory shirt.
'I lie fact is. 1 have been so busy lately
with this hero rushiu' life of commerce
that 1 haven't had time to notice any
"Xot even liculahr" Jiui aske.l.
"What do you meant" the old man de
manded, somewhat gruffly. 'What's
liculab U"t to «1" with anything that mont
consarn yont"
"Don't fly oil llie handle, as the bo_v
Kai.l to the axe. 1 wanted to know if you
had noticed me around here much lately,
an' you 'lowed that you had been too busy
t>. notice anything, an' then I asked il >Oll
had been ton bitfy to notice Ueulah, an
that's whar the matter stands now.'
■'An' T wanter know why you mention
tbe girl*"
"Wall, I jest wanter know el' you have
noticed the powerful ftrong afTeetion that
l.a been grov. in up betwixt 11 ever n.snc.i
ih.* protracted ineetin' over at Station
Cain 11 < 1 eel, last I ill.'
The old man sat down on a keg ol nails
and wove his greasy lingers together.
'•Jim, you don't mean to ;.ay that you are
in love with Beulah, do you'"
"I not only mean to say it, Jas, bu'. do
oar il right out."
"Jiut do she love, Jiuil"
".She do."
••llow do you know?"
•• 'Cause she 'lows she does.
"Wall, tf that's the case," said the old
man, • ! reckon she do, but I'm powerfully
sorry, Jim."
"Why, Jasf Ain t I alius traded with
youf liidn't I buy a hatfer -ide of bacon
liiin. you la.-t tpiiug."
• That . ull true enough, Jim, hut I've
had big hopes lor her. I wanle.l her to
marry somebody that amounted to some
"Don t I amount to noihiii't"
"Wall, hardly, Jim. You're red headed,
hungiy lookin', Kn». k kneed, an your*
front teeth air out."
••Yes, kicked out l>> a ateer,"-Jiia inter
"That don't make uo diduiice, Jiui. My
daughter ain't called on to put up with tlie
cavoriiu'n ol <i steer, au' it d«u'l make no
difiuuee how you lo.it your teeth. The
p'int u that you ain't got uoue.
"Now here, Ja*,' t>aid Jim, placing his
hund ou the old nian h bhouldcr, *;i the
faek that I ain't got uo teeth is the biggest
objection, w'y, I kin have some put iu this
full «.-f" tli«s crop turns out all right.
"Crups uir mighty uncertain, Jim, 'i>pec
ially ao it looks like wu mout have a
drought thirt year, an' besides thut, I want
ed Ueulah to marry a lawyer, or doctor, or
"Too late now, Jafl, lor we've duu made
up our mludi, an' air goin' to marry
whuther yo' content or not.'
"Wall," the old man replied, getting Up
and again .viping bis hand on the bo.sum
~f bis hickory shirt, "l reckon you'll hatter
take her, but you must rickolleck one
thing, Jimmy, an' that's tbiK you've got a
• I will, Jas."
"tihi-'s too good Miii' any human beiu ,
"I know that, Jas."
"Jim, she's a plum jewel."
Jim and lleulah "were married. It v.a., a
great e\<nt iu the neighborhood, and
many a chicken fwpiawled and many a
young pip squealed, lor old Jasper spread
u great fca .t. Jut u.i the bride and groom
were about to depart for their home,
Jasper, after einbraring hi - daughter, turn
••d to Jim anil sutid:
"Jim, don't you ne\er fail to lindleck.
"Ricolleok what?" Deulah a Led
"That you air a jewel, my dear."
"Don't be looli li, pap "
'■ I ain't foidish, boney, lor cl 3 ou ain t a
plum jewel thar never was one tuck outen
the bottom ol the sea. (iood bye, precioii.-,
an' don't litrgit to come over an' see iiib
once in awhile, an' Jim. lei loe charge you
ag in not to Inrgil.
Several days ullerward Jim came into
Ja 'per's : lnre.
( "W'f, good inorn'ti', Jimmy, good
[ nioriiin'!" exi'laimed tin* old man, wiping
his buttery hand ou the ttosom ol hi*
hickory shirt. "How i the jewel till
"l'u >t rale, Ji<
'Now, Jim, didn't I l»'ll you the Inith!
Ain'l "lie n jewel'
'•.She is fur a Inek. Jan."
"A plum jewel, Jimmy."
"A regular plum jewel, Ju.*."
"(ilod you know it lor yo\-e'f. ; ibiwn
an' we'll eat a box or sardines."
lie did not see Jim aguiu until two
week later. Then the • >ll in lav. entered
the store.
"W'y, bless uiy oul, here is Jim!" ei
claimed the old man "Haven t ii-e.n bar
iiur bide «*1 vou for onie time. 11',v.'
"She's all right. Who! . • hee. e elllu'
"Bout 15 cents a pound. Why hasn't
the jewel been over to nee me?"
"Hoii't know. 1,.:t me have about ha'ler
The old man wanted to talk, but Jim,
declaring that lie was " ho\, .l lor time,"
hastened awa) .
One morning, four day • biter, Jim enter
ed the "tore again.
"W'y, belli.a. Jim, old hoy. Walk back.
How is the jewel this moniin't '
"I've got to go oyer an' git this hog
out '-li lb,- fit Id, ' ijhi re .ponded
"Sorry they uir iu yo' lield, Jim. I 1 tin:
jewel well!"
"Uive me a pound ol nail-, said Jim.
"Three weeks p.i ed before Jim again
entered tin .ton,
"W'y, bleii me, heio ho i. '. unclaimed
the old mun. "Never wai as glad to sse
anyLody How's the jewel?
"Old man," sanl Jnu, beginning to take
off his c..at, "you are in for it
"In for what, Jim?"
"For a thrash in'," Jim icplied. throwing
his coat "ll the counter. ' ou Vc Worked
this jewel )'U.-int till 1 m-sick li" it and
i the la l time I was lieie I 'lowed to my >e'f
j that el you .-aid jewel l»> ii.e again 1 d
wallop yon an 1 1.1 goiit l f . tl.» it. J e v.el,
' I she? hoe this: —p..lilting lo a blister >.u !
j his eat" —"punched me Uiar with the burn- 1
I in' end 01 a stick' tuther day. See this!" \
—rolling up Lis sleeve and sin.wing an
ugly wound on his arm —"bit me tbar Suu
day night. Do you know abut el»e Las
happened? Filled the calves of my legs
with bird shot an' then run away with a 1
feller that peddles tin war, an now you
want to know how the jewel is. Come
out truni behind that bo* for Fin going to
whale you. Won tdoit .' Then 111 Mel
you. I'll let you knew that lam consider
able of a jewel myself. I'm a pearl. I
am. Come out."
There was a iouil .-put. JMlovrul l>y a j
heavy fall. The old man had struck Jim
111 the countenance with u pound of country !
"Hold on," said Jim, when Le had re- j
gained his feet, ' that ain't ray way of
fightin'. I don't mind a man shoot in' at
me, an I don't object lo bein hit will. .. 1
shinny stick, but when a luau ; n.e J
valves of my couuteii«»c<» with «<ap
grease, w'y, then, I'm done Et" you ever
have any more jewelry te dispose of don t
count me in. Good-bye."
The ..Id man wiped Lis greasy hands ou
lire bosom of his hickory shirt.
belore The War.
' 1 shall never forget a Scene 1 vvitucSsed
at a sl-ve auction in ilissoun in I6a&, said
a wealthy contractor >»t Brooklyn to a .New
York £ce»mtj -s'irii reporter. "The build
ing business v. as dull in the east in those
days, and with a young chum I started tor
the southwest. We linallv drove stakes
on a farm near Liberty, Mo., where we
found 1 mployment as stone masons for the
.- i-oii . Our employer was named Spratt,
and a very decent fellow he was. too. lie
raised hemp and tobacco, and owned forty
daw. lie treated the darkies well, hut I
fear In* was an exception to the rule.
"The second Sunday I wa with Spratt.
while he and his wife were at nieeling, a
beautiful girl of ev.'utcen, in a neat
calico gown, cauie lo the door and said our
next neighbor had s.-nt her for a hemp
break. 1 rempeel (ally declined to lend it
in Mr. Spratt s absence, and she called
again upon his return, lie said certainl3
and sent me lo the barn with the girl lo
gel the break. I was i.ither puzzled at
such a . banning young person appearing
011 such an errand. I llmugbt 1 would
[day the gallalil, and shouldered the break,
which was a heavy in tiuuient, she walk
ing by uiy* side. W hen I reached the lront
of the house I was loudly hmled from the
•When 1 arrived ut the door Al». Sprutt
in a kin«lly but tirm tone csaiil; John,
uc.. r do such a tliiug again around here.
Let th.: girl carry the break. You would
be u marked man. That girl is a elave!'
•'Well, sir, 1 tell you tbut nearly look
my breath away. I could not realize that
the i«al« beauty, with large, lustrous eyes,
pearl} teeth, find the peachy lint in her
cheek, was a slave, f Was an abolitionist
ever after. The incident had almost
ed froui my memory, when one day Mr
Spratt .-aid to ine, 'John, our neighbors
pretty slave, Nellie, id to be bold to
morrow, and I am going to the tale at
" 'la that not shocking.'' wai all that 1
could nay. There was no use protesting.
I was helpless to aid her. Hut I inwardly
curocd the institution ol slavery.
" 'Well, you nee, my neighbor, Russell,
has got a second wife. She is Irom St
Louis and very extravagant. He is a little
run down financially, and has to raise the
wind. The wife insists that he sball sell
the girl Nellie, who seems to be a red tlag
in her face all the time. He ha* consent
ed, as shi will bring a big price. Now,
John, 1 know that gill's mother, and have
known the young woman since she was
knee high to a grasshopper. She i> a good,
simple creature, and it is a shame to tear
her from her mother.'
" '1 want you to couiu with me to the
auction and bid on the girl for lue, as
Uussell would not like to see )uo in the
competition, with the pioapeet ol bringing
her back to the next l'arui to him.'
" 'How much will yon give for herf I
enquired, really touched at the genuine
human ympathy tic-played by Splatt.
" 'Well, I've been talking to in> wife,
and have decided to go up to *1,500, just to
save the girl.'
"In due time we arrived at the block,
and after several common nigers had been
knocked oil at from *7oO to SI,OOO, the
beautiful octoroon wan put up. I believe
there was murder in my heart at the mo
ment, but I kept cool, as I had serious
business on hand.
'• How iuiii li am I offered for tli*.* hand
some wench?' jelled the auctioneer.
•I nder in. I ruction:; from .Sprutt my lir.it
bid uus Hut it was at once follow
iml by -11,-00. I bid $1,300. Another bid
.II I . honied $1,400. I returned with sl,. r >iKi.
And then followed $1,0"", which let uie
out of the race. The bidding now settled
down between two dU ipa ted youug plant
,-rs from down the river, who :eemcd to
have plenty of money. Tin* hundred:
were added until the fir I W.U finally ili :
(mi ed of for f'i.'iiH).
' I left Liberty with .i heavy heart,think
ingofthe life in tore for the tin fortunate
I ootorwon. I wa i not an oversensitive man,
I ill t when Mr. Spruit l.old me that Nellie
wa.l ItII: ell'.i own child hi, llesli and
blood I thought it wa.t time to pull up
til.i , and tin- next day I started for
Knmklyii With a light heart heart I
entered tin old Empire .Slate, and i lliiink
ed lioil that here thiii* Well- tin human
The Honey Moon.
lMiring the honeymoon they had been
•ittnig and sighing and talking poetry in
the balcony for three hours all of which
time he had holh hei bunds tightly clasp
ed in his I iually . lie broke forth
"Algernon, dearest, I want to ak ynu
"A kme a hundred —a thou.,and —a mil
lion things!" he exclaimed, in reply.
"Well, Algernon, I've got an awful cold
in uiy head," fehe continued, "and il I
• haw one ol my handa away to n e mr
pocket handkerchief Would on think it un
kind ofriie?
An Executive Sebsloii.
"My daughter," I'oUiarkcd a grave and
inVei'eiid United States Sen.itoi to his
child, "didn't i hat young inau who culled
on you last night remain very latef
• Oilite late, pupa." was the dutiful re
'•Well, my child, I should like to know
what was going on that required •<> much
"It wan l that kind of an executive ae -
-iou, papa," he aid with vri: a precaution
"we never tell."
Mr. Bowser Papers a Room.
i'tlßoli fIiLL I'RiMj.
Instead of going d.iwc town atie-r break
last the other liioiniug Mr Bowser slip
ped Up stalls, a...t when Lo * ttUie down
again he hu.l on his ..Id .-lollies. S.oue
.-banges ha.l been made in the house l.y
which we had gaitie.l a UcW bedroom, and
il «t once occurred to me that Mr. Bowser
and his .il.l clothes tod that be«lt*o«.io Weie
in some way connected
"You—you are going to the office this
morning/ I queried
"No, uruaui.
"Yon are n..t going to make garden,'"
"Hardly. 1 propose to iiuish up that
"Well, 1 siiail paps-r tht- walls, to begin
ilr Bowser, 1 wish ~oti wouldn t. 1
telephoned tor a paj.e. i.auger yesterday
aud he will i.e here to morrow. '
And 1 -topped last evening and t.dd
illm Inil lo e.iine up. i propose lo have
that job done la style.
"But you can't hang paper."
"Oh. I can't ? Prepare yourself for a sur
prise party. \li> llowser, 1 dou t propose
to have no wild-eyed wall-paper artist
nr. and here for ten day - to do what I can
accomplish in ono "
..11, *» T tcir.aT • a nut
lo attempt it. You will only make a fail
ure of it and then blame nie."
••There will bu neither failure nor blame
about 11 I'll show you the paper "
He ha.l it hidden in the bain. When Le
brongLt it in and displayed it 1 fell like
ciying ii v, as dm I. cheap paper, ul' a
pattern several years old, and I was pre
pared i..r Lis unuouiicemeut that it was a
job Lit v. Lick he Lad secured ai ti , v cents
a roll.
"Mr. Bowser, that room to have
gilt paper.
"lla.l 1 rushed oii as you do. Mrs. B»w
ser, I should have got gilt. l»o you know
what the most eminent chemists of the
day declare? They ; .iy that gill paper in
a bedroom shortens lite by many years."
"At this stulfwill probably prolong it?
"Very likely."
"Well, it ought to! Anyone who would
select such paper ought to live f.OO years
and be a iiuincd ol' hiinsell u\ ery da) f "
"Mr . Bowser, il' you happen to have
outrageous taste in these matters 1 am not
t» hluiuc. I don't propose to have my
bou .< turned into a museum just because
you have no idea of harmony. Wait until
tile- loom is dou.-, and then ll you -tgiee
with ihc that il is the pietliest bedroom
you ever stepped into I'll buy you a new
spring hat."
lie went ahead ul Course, and I left him
alone for a couple of hours. W hen 1 went,
up he had two stiips on and was stauding
back to survey them. Two more strips,
which ha.l beeu pasted allil then pulled off
again lay 011 tLo door
"The corner of the room i 3 not exactly
plumb, you know," lie said. "Those brick
layers aud carpentoi'3 never get within two
inches of true."
"No, I suppose not. 1 huve read that
paper-hanger- make this same discovery.
What's this paper ou the floor?"
"Ob, 1 got enough so 1 could experi
ment a little. There is no great rush, you
know. It isn't a case of life uud death
aud I propose to develop some artistic
ideas as I go along."
"Well, you have made a good start at it
That second strip is on wrong side up."
"Look for yourself. Heie is the vine
and here the leaves, '/he leaves ou one
strip are at ihc top, and ou the other at the
"Not much! Your eyes are out of true,
aud one of them sees higher thau the oth
er It you will now be so l.iud as to dis
appear 1 will work out some new ideas."
An hour later there was a crash upstairs
which awoke the baby, frightened the cat
into falling oil'the window-sill, uud caused
the cook to fly into ihe sitting-room and
call out that a "sinclone" had struck the
house uml brought down every chimney.
I hurried hpstaii'B lo Mr. Bowser. He slit
in a chair trying lo smile anil look uncon
cerned, but one of the -teps of the ladder
was gone and 1 knew that he had come
down like a load of stoni
"Did you call!" 1 asked.
"Melf Oh, no. I urn study lug uu au
There wa.-> paste uu hia hair and pieeen
of w all-paper sticking to bis back, but I
withdrew without further remark. When
lie cauie down ut noon i v.a.-* in hopes he
h.nt abandoned the work It >.as evident
he had a Jauie buck, and ho dragged one
leg an he walked, and J tbonght it a fitting
opportunity to >ay:
•'I wouldn't bother with that room any
more it I tfere you. I presume you are
wanted at the otlice."
"Do youf The office la locked up and I
have the key in my pocket "
'•lint why not get a paper hanger?"
"Because lam going to do it myself. 1
tiud that I am a little short of pap. ), and I
gue-a I'll teli phone for more. '
IJu gave an order for four double rolls
and after dinner went back to his labor.',
locking the door <> that I could not ace
In , work. A bout niid-alieriioon, however,
a.-, t listened at Ibe door, t heard biio
"Hang that carpenter! He didn I get
thin wall within two feet, of i-traight, and
that la.;t atrip ha: got to eonie oil!"
.In t befor" snpper he came down and
telephoned for two more Voile <«t" paper and
fortj feet in«re of border, but lie looked au
pale faced HIHI stoop .ihonblered and done
out that I hadn't the heart to nay anything
about the room. He lell unleep in tii.*
i hair while reading the paper, and every
few moment i uttered a groan or a sigh,
lie wa.i paste and paper, and could hard
|y Met up- lair 1 10111 tin* 1 allien e in hi:J
legs and buck. Kelt moruing, an In- eein
eil undecided whether to go to the otlice or
up- tail . I naked il I houldn'l telephone
for the paper hanger. That decided him
and lie replied:
I wouldn't be a jeabm. inimled as you
an vl I Uow.ter, tor all the niollel ill the
world! You are thaking in your shoes for
leai I but I will do a really nice lot of
Il wa.-> I o'clock IU the alteioooii bulore
we Would allow me to enter Ihe room and
ilieu lie aiuioiiiiceil its completion
• •.!ii -l give uic a (air and honest opinion
oi il without leleieni uto relationship, he
laiil a'. he fitood ill the cculer id the room
and looked around.
If lie had been armed with a knife to cut
my throat I ihoiild have beei, compelled to
laugh Seven of the strip a vrero wrong
end up Four or li'.e of them were on
en.oked. Ho bad lapped the paper on to
the bu -e and window caiing-i, und his bor
der Wtt. up and down like th wave., of the
"Have you escaped from Kalamazoo'"
lie demanded as I laughed until I bad to
it down on the floor.
"ilr. Dowser, I have ai> .jue Ito nmke
of you perhaps a dying reque.-t Let nie
briiife in home of Hit neigbboi to see this
"Certainly, and if they dim i a> it is
one of the ueate»t.ioli. they over ww 1 11
give in."
1 sent to ok out uud got three of the ,
nearest ludico, and when they entered the |
menagerie Mi Dowser retired to dress him
self. lit wouldn't come oat nntil they
had departed, but ho mu-t have heard all
that wgj said. At .-upper time he came
down and quietly remarked:
••I suppose you waul the eu tody of the
* hild, Mrs. Bowserf"
"W liat do you mean?''
•Why, after encouraging ute to ,-pend
two days of my time in papeiing
that iiM.ui, U. * you might eriltci-e my
work, it will be best tbat we seperate.
During the evening you had better make
out a list of tbe things you v\ ant to re
cit it ay tlii: pape. hansel cauie Up olid
put on other paper. Mr. Bowser bought a
sheet of liuiuieui aud four porous pluaters,
au.d there la Uo hupplei household in l>c
tioit it,au that ot Dow»er.
The bet Declared Off.
A large yellow and white cat started to
croas Broadway nearly opposite Park low
yesterday afternoon when tratin. was
at its greatest. W hero she came from
was known only to herself, but
that she was making for the frieadly shel
ter afforded by the rails of St. Paul's
churchyard v\as apparent to all. Her
chances of getting across the street safely
ili.l not seem to be good, and she shrank
*'-«» - t t " "* ** o
ed under the wheels of an express wagon,
aud escaped being run over by one of Cll
- Sam's mail vaus by less than half tbe
length of hei tall-
Two Well dressed men fiom Philadelphia
stopped in the middle of thoroughfare to
wateh her.
"tiet you she is crushed," said one.
• Take you," replied the other.
Just then the pole of a double truck
struck the fifth rib of the man who had of
fered the bet, knocked his lint off,and near
ly throw him down.
'•Ui! roared the driver, "hain't you got
no eyes!"
At the same moment tbe man who had
taken the bet received a blow on th* buck
of the neck from the off horse's head that
nearly dislocated something spinal
"Hi I ''roared the driver. ••Are you a
sleep? '
The men escaped to the sidewalk.
"Where's the eat?" asked one.
"How do 1 knowf 'replied the other.
And, a t the ventnrsome creature wa not
visible, dead or alive, the bet was ordered
She Harl Been to Church.
I have a trie nil who doesn't go to church
huuself, but sends his wife regularly. 1
dined with him last .Sunday, aud he look
advantage of the circumstance to display
her devotional tendencies before company.
"What was the teit, Sue.'" he asked.
"Oh, something somewhere in genera
liou.-j I've forgollteu the chapter aud
verse. Mrs. Hughes sat right in front of
me wearing the worst looking bonnet I
ever sa*v on a woman's head.
"How did you like the newjminister?"
"Oh, he's simply superb! And Kate Sel
win was there iu a sealskin that never cost
a eeut iess.than $100."
"Did he say anything about the new
mission fund?"
"No; andtheJoues girls were rigged
out in their old silk made over. You wonld
have died laughing to have seen them.''
"It aeenia to ine you didn't hear math
of the sermon."
"The fact is, George, the new minister
has a lovely voice, it almost put me to
A long silence followed, during which
Oeorge absently helped me to pickles aud
mustard, while his wife sat looking as de
mure as u saint at a circus. Suddeuly she
"There! 1 knew I'd forgot to tell you
something! 't he fringe on Mrs. Drown'#
cape is au inch deeper thun mine, aud
twice a s heavy I"—Dewistinvu (.Me.) Jour
A Novel Advertisement.
The following story, vhich has never
before appeared iu print, is told about the
editor of one of Maine's mont prominent
dailies: When a small boy, his father, now
one of the most prominent men in the
State, was then running a printing office
and publishing a weekly paper iu one of
the largest towns ill Kennebec county.
One day the advance agent of a show
came along and ordered some posters
printed upon cotton cloth. Uis order was
filled, but for some reason be neglected to
call for them, and they were thus It-ft on
the printer's bauds. Tbe printer's; wife
ran across them, and as cloth Mas then
high, she took the cloth home and used it
to line a pair of pants she was then mak
iiig for the editor above mentioned, then a
boy about ten years of age
Is the months rolled by the pantaloons
grew threadbare, and at school one day be
accidentally tore tbe seat out, leaving
about one loot of lining exposed to \ iew.
This iu itself would have made the boys
smile, bill they laughed till the tears
came when they ob.-erved the following
words standing out boldly upon the lining
in large type
"Doors open al » ilO. t'erforulahce bi
(mm* at f»."
It is needle ass to state thai the boy was
sent home to his mother iu tears.
The French VYay.
The French have discovered a new way
of drawing unreijuitled love out of tbe
try. Hypnotism is the medium used, and
one of the eases where it was used is
thus i eported in a Paris journal "A young
in.in became deeply enamored of a lady,
who did not reciprocate his passion. He
v. a by pnoti/.'il, and In. band was placed
in the lialid ol another. Wbeu he recover
ed he was perfectly illdllli-lellt to hi j love,
and the recipient ol hi |>a ion Wa plung
ed deep into Cupid' toil The latter was
hypnotized aud told to abandon bis folly.
When lie was restored be had no love for
anybody, and there wasn't a particle of
love in tbe room."
Kisseil Another Mart's Wifo.
"Von scoundrel," jelled young Jacob
VI his good neighbor, Drown,
on ki sed my wife uinm the street
1 ought to kuocK you down "
• That's where you're wrong," good Drown
lu accents mild aud meek;
I kissed her, that t he not denied,
Uut kissed her on the cheek
and I did it because she looked so hand
some—the very picture of beauty and
health. What Is the secret of it/" "Well,"
repled lireeu, ".jince you ask it, 1 will tell
you; she uses Dr. Pierce s Favorite Pre
scription. I accept your apology. Good
night." favorite Prescription" is tbe
only remedy for the delicate derangements
and Weak tie <: Sol females, Hold by drug
gists. uiid. r a jH'oitnt ijuuiaitlc of giving
oaiisf&ctiou in every case, or money paid
for it relumed.
For biliousuc.. sick headache, indigestion
and con tlpation, take Dr. Pierce's Pellet-i.
—\V bo kills all the dead li tiers* Miss
Tin: question of manual training iu
-rbools as a necessary part or adjunct of
ii,, r.t.il development is one of the most lin
porimt being considered by the educa
tional world- The final determination
seeins almost certain to l>e in favor of the
introduction of some »ueli system,in a liiu
tic J class of school? at least The people
of tbe country will therefore learn with
-ome pride and pleasure tUai the normal
chools locutcU witiin their borders have
the distinction oi being the pioneer in this
movement in this piirt of the country.
1 hi- is called the slo} J department and
it way be interesting to know just what
this mean-. The word Sloyd is the uh
glicued form of a Swedish word meaning
dexterity or manual skill and with the
,-ame root aud significations as our word
sleight. Of late, however, the word has
been restricted to denote a system of mau
ual training. This system came original
ly from Finland, but was adopted some fif
teen years ago in Sweden and there por
fected in its methods.
The aim of the system is not to teach
the pupil, but to educate him. Its prima
ry object is to insure a healthy physical
and mental development, while its second
ary object is to secure general dexter.ty
U>u4ul in 11 ■ l *" i
The method is ba'ed upon the principle
rhnt a harmonious mental developement is
b, r secured through a harmonious phyai
. ,il d<- . lopment. promoted by exercise.
It proo-eds first to the physical activ
ities into play, <.nd, by stimulating,
strengthening and training these, it seeks
to awaken, develop and cultivate the
pi.w ei •of the mind. Taking advantage of
tlx- pupil's natural activity, it permits him
to engage iu work so arranged as to lead
him to discover the principles to be taught,
to apply his knowledge and thus to obtain
u usetul training.
The training consists mainly m perform
nig certain exercises and tbe result is to ]
ui\v general .le- teritv. promote health
and . tlength, aud at the same time devel- J
i.p the perceptive faculties, iugenuity ot
construction, concentrated attentiou, love
of exactness and artistic taste.
Sloyd is a distinct system. It agrees
with other systems of manual training in
making physical exercise the bans of it
in it motion ami training, and in udopting
tbi' inductive method of teaching. Bnt it
differs from mod of the .e iu usiug wood as
1t.,: ..ul) .aut. italT..r .mi llllctlou ali.l 111
lUi- form <>f its m.»dels. From the various
handicrafts in wood, it differs in not being
a trade; and Iroin other Sloyd systems, iu
avoiding the tendency of eitner auniug ul
a mere technical skill or a mere mental
How far Sloyd may be adopted in the
the public schools is as yet a question for
discu ion. Director Salomon of the
school at Naa-. Sweden, unhesitatingly
claims that its introduction would be bene
ficial, directly by promoting general
health, and indirectly by facilitating the
acquisition of other studies. This seems
boruo out by its phenomenal success in
Sweden, its extensive adoption in coun
tries where education is most advanced, as
in tit-many, France and Great Britain, and
by its growing popularity on this side of
the Atlantic.—Washington, Pa., Observ-
A Marvelous Escape.
It was iu 1b72, on the 27th of June; you
will see why I have no trouble in remem
bering the date.
It hud been an exceedingly hot day, not
a cloud to be seen, with the sun beating
fiercely down, and not a breath of air stir
ring. We sat out on the porch after sup
per, trying to find a cool place. Tho
clouds were beginning to gather, aud it
looked as if there might bo a shower. The
three little ones went early to bed, and in
spite of the oppressive heat were soon fast
It Couldn't have been fur from eight
o'clock when 1 licaid a sound whiih 1 at
first thought was thunder. The others
noticed it, too, and, as it grew louder, a
terrible rushing sound came with it, aud
we looked at one another iu silence for a
minute, and the ran to where we could
look out westward.
My heart almost stopped bealiug, when
I saw coining towards us with terrific speed
a black, tunnel-shaped cloud, the rnbh and
roar accompanying it glowing louder every
"ltun for the cellar!" 1 criod. My wife
ran and seized the baby, aud I caught up
the other two children from the bed. There
w as no time to lose.
The one who first reached the cellar
dooi it was oue of the older children —bad
just time to ueiio the knob, nothing more,
when—crash! such a terrific noise! I felt
myself lifted in the air, aud thought my
time had come. The next thing I knew, I
felt the splash of cold water iu my face. I
mu 4 have lost consciousness,but the water
ri-iived me, and iu a moment I knew
where f was.
I had come down head first into the
The water wan some ten feet detp. 1
was thoroughly ut home in the water,
though I wasn't used to diving in that
fashion, and 1 managed to right lnyselt
and come np bi-u.l first.
Tbe well was not more tbau three feet
across, aud the pump had beeu broken
hort oil' and carried away, leaving a two
inch iron pipe standing straight up iu the
I wa. very nearly out of breath when I
- . B.i.ti m thr t.ip ul' walrr. - Vty tifiudn
touched something lloaliug on the surface.
I thought it was the cat; imagine my *ur
priso when I found it wan Charley, our
live year old boy!
lie was terribly frigbtoued and as amaz
ed as I was to find himself not alone iu the
well. The wonder was that wo were not
both of us impaled on that iron pipe; h..w
we escaped it I cannot understand.
Thy cyclone had passed on, and a terrif
ic, steady wind was blowing. 1 could
hear it roar above our heads, and by the
llnshe.: of lightning 1 could nee that rain
fell iu torrents. We were both so wet wo
didn't mind the little extra water that
splashed down on us, and as soon as possi
ble 1 raised Charley to my shoulders, and
by the aid of the pipe mauaged to work my
way up to the top of the well. This took
•nine little time, and the wind and lain
liu.l nearly ceased wheu I set my leet on
solid earth again, and fonnd we were un
The young uiau who swallowed by mis
take tbe whole contents of a package ot
Laxadorisout again. He says he feels
rather "pale ' but otherwise is all right
He suys however follow the direction next. |
1 »r. Bull's Baby Syrnp is recc-imened by
nil druggist as being a purely vegetable,
reliable and safe preparation for babies.
Price only 25 cents.
Chew on This, Girls.
A chewing gum manufacturer amassed a
fortune of $1,000,000. Let's see. Say six
ticks for fiv.j cents; five into 100,000,000
goes 20,000,000 times. Twenty million
times six equals 120,000 000 sticks of gum.
Great heavens, girls!— Washington rost
Various usls ah(T\v the cost ot the pro
duction of milk differs greatly in cows,
' some cows producing milk at a cost of one
-1 third that produced from others. The im
portance of using only the best «•>» s is
j plainly seeu by tbe differences in the cost
j The yield of milk does not always five the
true valae of the animal. The onl- mod#
I ot determining the profit is to keep a
record of the receipts and expenses of each
Whenever a fertilizer is applied the ben
efit - therefrom extend into the second,and,
perhaps, third and fourth years. There
sic always some portions of the fertilizer
that are insoluble, but which become
available after the lapse of a year or more.
As certain plants require particular plant
foods, the second crop may be more bene
fitted by the fertilizer than the first, much
depending on the composition of the fer
Iu a recent lecture' Professor Brewer, of
\ ale College, illustrated the idea that
•man is worth nore than the land" by a
case which catne under his own observa
tion. A uniu bought a farm for 120 an
acre. He so improved it that in a few
vears he was offered S3OO an acre for it At
t.i M si *n MCf#. 11l *
few years the purchaser sold it for SIOO un
acre to a mau who finally disposed of it for
>l2 an acre. He-re it was plainly the meu
and not the firm that determined the
Ouo of the greatest drawbacks to tbe
growing of carrots aud parsnips is the slow
germination of seeds, which permits tbe
young weeds to take possession of the
ground before the carrots and parsnips
appear As the rows are thereby obliter
ated it is difficult to use tbe toe. To
obviate this sow radish seed in the rows
with the seed of carrots and parsnips. As
ibe radish will quickly appear the rows
w ill be plainly seeu and can be worked
When the radishes are largo enongh they
can be pulled out and used on the table.
In tbe Southern States no milking is per
loaned uulil the u.lder of the cow is wash
id ami wiped dry with a clean tow*l. This
is an old custom iu that section, and it
should be followed elsewhere. 11 the North
can lioast of a great number of superior
animals, she has yet a leuson to learn tVon.
the above. The udder and teats of a cow
are often plastered over with filth frr.Bi thi
liquid au.l solid manure, much of which i
carried into the milk by the hands of it.,
milker An inspection of some cattle stall
will plainly show the necessity of >t
thorough washing of the udder.
Celery seed for a general crop may 1 e
sown early iu April, iu rich, tnello
ground, and in a situation where if
plants may be protected from the pare
ing heat of the summer's sun. It is be
to son tbe seed in drills a? tbe stalks a
much stronger that if sown broadcast.
Make drills half and iuch deep, and six
inches opart. By proper hoeing and oal:
vating, in proper soil, every ounce of seed
will produce 10,000 plant*.
The lollowing article on horses we tu.
from the Eural. Butler farm,
may profit by reading it:
' The farmer who wishes a good practical
team will find a pair of any of the hea...
draft breeds satisfactory. If a man wisi
to breed horses for the market, he will t■ ■ i
that the heavy breeds will, to say 1i',..-
least, be as profitable as any other bret-i
The demand for heavy horses is far bey. I
the supply, and it is a demand that m ;
increase for many years. The lig
common stock is aU the time giving wa} - ; <
these horses, and hence tbe importers t. I
breeders find ready sale for all they L.
Like every other innovation, the introdi
tion of these horses found more or ]«
prejudice, and there is nothing in tho w..}
of mean charges we think that at one time
was not made against them. Bat tb'j
have pushed their way forward and won
recognition by their own sterling merit
They give satisfaction to everybody, except
those who have nevor owned one. In
other words, those who do not know t! i
merits may find fault with them F'H
these horses are scattered all over the V> . st
and we think it would be hard to fin* I u
man who ever owned a team of tl"
heavy horses who discarded them. 1 i>-y
are strong, willing, good natured, capful
good horses.
••So far as horse breeding is coaceiv
it will pay to breed any good horse. I.
sometimes has beeu a wonder to us n n
horse breeding was not more generally ~
tered into upon a large scale. As air. i
said, there is a constant demand for t
horses. There is equally as good a dei; t
for the road horse. There is a deman ! i i
heavy, styliah carriage horses, and it i .
deinuud that is imperfectly supplied. '••• t
there is a demand, too, for trotting t. 1
but the intended supply of this does nn I
ways turn out well, hence there is a f I
deinaud aud a constant demand i.. .i >.
growing demand for all kinds of £the l/.:si
horses. We might very properly mention
another demand which is not supplied at.
aud that is for fast walking horses. Wr
have sometimes referred to this demand
before, aud it is a strange thing that at
tention is not given to such an impoiiant
matter. There is more money in pr.olu.
ing a walking race ol horsos than in my
other breeding of animals. And it can be
easily dope—just as easily as producing
any other characteristic. Slow-walking
horses cost the farmers of this country
mmmij yw. Wky
not somebody go to work and supplv this
great demand? It roqulres no new breed.
It simply requires breeding with tb. ..h
ject of producing tho desired object; an.l it
can be accomplished with any of tbe breads
we now have
Still Hankering For tta® North
Norwegian navigators still cling to the
idea of discovering tbe north pole. 11., ir
hopes are based upon the fact tbat vaiinus
articles from tbe Pacific are occasional!*
found stranded on the j oast of Gren.Und.
having beeu earned there by eotne cuueut.
a notable instance of this ia the finduui of
pair of oil skin trousers, marked *nh the
name of one of the crew of a Vessel fiat
had been wracked on the Pacific .iJe ot
liebring's Straits. It is argued that *l.ere
u pair of trouseu can go a properl) con
st roe ted vessel ought to be able to follow,
by virtue of a suppo»ed current between
the oceans, via the arctic pole.
A Russian Cusiorn.
In Kussia it is customary for all laymen,
the emperor btmseli included, to shr-w their
outward respect for tbe church by kissing
tbe bands of its minsters. On one occasion
it is related that a village priest, receiving
a grand duke at his church door, and
having no experience of such exalted per
sonages, hesitated to offer him his band
The grand duke, getting impatient ex
claimed. "Stretch out your paw, yon fool!'
—brnarty—l wonder how the moon
manages to sustain her secial status nmcsg
the heavenly bodies when she get* full fo
often. Tarty—Ob,, the stars wink at her
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