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FULTON COUNTY NEWS.
Published Every Thursday. n. W. Peck, Editor. McCONNELLSBURG, PA. Thursday Oct. 19, 1899. Published Weekly. 1.00 per Annum in Advance. Prompt attention will be tfiven to applications for ad vert isini' rates. ; Job Printing of every des cription executed with prompt ness, in a workmanlike manner and at consistent prices. Till: 1SI.INI) WKAVF.K. Tlu (rrcut wheel turns, und tliroiili my I Kinds I feel the swift threads run; My sightless eyes run never see In warp ond woof of tapestry The tissue Vute hus spun; I know not whut I blindly weave, And yet I dumbly pray That when the shadows closer ereep . Some bit of beauty t may keep For all the toiling day. Sometimes the thread Is silken soft. As thistledown afield; I tremble Is it Love ut last? A litfht for vision overcast And has my heart a shield? The wheel waits not, and I toll on Along the vast design; From course to line the woof threads range Ah, foolish one, they shall not change For wish nor prayer of thine! The night draws near. My tired soul Is rent with sudden fears; The wheel Is still the broken thread That through my weary lingers sped Is rough, and stained with tears. My bleeding hands, I know, have grasped A Web of somber hue Pass not the sightless weaver by! J Master, chide me not, for I tlavt flono as best I knew! Wllfcttfc CAMPBELL GAVE OUT. , IVfciU to Turn the Joke on the Ntningcr, hut YVus Hrought to a Halt. Vntfn tlie New York Sun. (Very few of the renders of TfttE News who have not heard of Gvweral Charlie Campbell, the watf veteran, and will be interest erd in the following story even if Uho joke was turned on the old Yankton, S.D., SpptSO. Sev renal .years ago no man was better 1 kaomvn on the frontier of South 'Dakota than Gen. C. T. Campbell, who was sent to the Territory in the 'GOs by President Buchanan as inspecting officer of the United States Army. Campbell had been severely wounded, and his trip West was more to recuiorato than for actual duty. He had a good war record, having served throughout the Mexican cam paign, and he was the most ac complished swearer that ever :ame West. Ho settled on the Missouri River about seventy-five miles above Yankton, where ho maintained a ranch and wayside inn, patronized almost wholly by freighters, army officials and frontiersmen. He was not tough, but he carried this impression until it came to bo believed that ho would ns soon kill a man as eat his breakfast. Campbell had a habit of telling the guests who honored his home with their presence that they could have anything they wanted to eat, but when they called for anything he did not have he would inform them that he was not run ning a Delmouico restaurant, and that they would have to take what they could get und be thank ful. Ono evening a stranger came along Mho was traveling for a. Chicago house. Ho was a tender foot, inasmuch as he had never been so far West before Camp bell rated him up as a dude, ho afterward said, and asked him what ho wanted to eat, after ho had been seated with a dozen or more frontiersmen. 'What have you for supper?" asked the newcomer. "What havo I got to eat? Why, I've got any d d thing you want," replied the General, "and you had better bo quick about deciding what you do want. I can't keep the cook up all night waiting for a d d dude to find out what he is going to eat." "All right, landlord," said the traveller, "bring me some dog and coll'ee." There was a smile all nrouud the table, as the ranchers recog nized the probability of a row be tween the General and the new man. . "Dog," yelled the General, and ho walked around to the opposite side of the table, where he could look his guest squarely in the face. "Dog, did you say? Do you take me for a Sioux Indian?" At that moment, when the General was working himself into a rage, a sudden thought occur red to hiin. "Yon want dog, do you? I thought you were a tenderfoot, : but I see you tire an Indian; I'll 'fix you." With that he strode out of the room, cursing like a pi rate, while everybody laughed at him for the joke the .stranger had perjiotrated. Presently Campbell returned carrying a large dish covered with a cloth, which he set down in front of his guest. In his right hand he carried a big revolver, and while ho removed the cloth with one baud he covered the stranger with the revolver in the other hand. The cloth being re moved, a litter of puppies was found sleeping in the dish. "Now, young man, you see that there is nothing that this house cannot supply at a moment's no tice. You wanted dog, now you must eat." The General had realized that some one had jxirpetrated a joke on him and he thougut to turn it on the stranger, but the young man from the East was equal to the emergency. Without ap pearing to take notice of the big pistol or the General's threat, he carefully reached over, selected the best looking FuPPy an be gan to prod it with his fork, and in apparent seriousness tried to cut into tne animal with his knife. The General's hand became very shaky. After several trials the stranger called for an oil stone, and with the greatest deliberation proceeded to sharpen the knife. Still the knife was not sharp enough, and grumbling at the ho tel which provided such dull knives, the stranger reached in his pocket and drew out his own pocketknife. A smile overspread his face as ho remarked that "it was more than a week since he had had any dog," then he pro ceeded, to all appearances, to carve the pup, which set up a cry of pain. Now, these puppies were pedi gree hounds whith had cost the General considerable time and money, and ho became alarmed at the stranger's apparent fond ness for them. Grabbing the stranger's hand, ho seized the dogs, remarking: "See here, you Indian, this is a white man's ranch, and if you want anything to eat you will have to take cattish or Texas steer; that's all we've got." Amid a roar of laughter he carriod away his puppies. "That's the last time I ever tried to work off a joke on a stranger," said Campbell, in re counting the story, "and it was the last time that I ever boasted that my house could furnish any thing a man wanted to eat" THE WRONG IMK)U. When forth lie fared upon life's ucst, lie sought a inolto for his crest, And so took from a grog-shop door The single, sharp behest it bore "1'ush!" Alas, when futile years had flown, Ho found, too late, naught could atone For lack of what was pi aid I y writ Upou the other door, to wit: "Full!"' The usual infallible signs as to tho weather tho coming winter aro being discussed by the weath er-wise gossipers and editors. They say wo are to experience an early and severe whiter. "The corn husks are thick, tho squir rels havo laid in an unusutd sup ply of foliage, the wigwoed is above the usual height, thegooso bono is streaked, and the hornets have built their nests high in tho trees." William Mercer, of Raccoon Creek, near Huntington, West Virginia, has just married a Mof fat girl for the fifth time. Years ago when Jennie Moffat , was twojjty ho married her. She died und he married her sister Ada, aged twenty. At her death, sis ter Catharine, twenty, was led to tho altar, and then comes sister Missouri. The fifth sister-wife is Anna, aged twenty. Each of the dead wives left two children. .SHARPEN YOt'R AX WI LL. Bishop McTyeire was fond of his young brethren in the minis try, and frequently gave them in his privtite and public utterances very wholesome advice. Many preachers now living will testify of having been greatly benefited b.y the wise bits of counsel which fell from his lips. He believed thoroughly iu ample preparation for one's life work. Especially did he believe that one called of (Jod to preach the holy gospel should take time to equip himself for the work. A call to ireach. ; from his point of view, meant, first of all, a call to get ready to preach. This, he said, was nec essary if oik; made of himself "a workman that needeth not to b ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." Instead of say ing: "Young man, if tho Lord has called you to preach, get right at it, for souls will be jer ishing while you are in school or college preparing for the work," he advised the contrary course. Iu his own peculiar way of put ting it he would say: "Young man, take time to sharpen your ax well! You can do better work and save more men in the course of a lifetime if you will first pre pare yourself for the best work." Thus he saved many a young man from what would otherwise have been a life full of future re grets and partial failure. Using the Bishop's words as a text, we would say to the boys everywhere: Don't be in too great a hurry to get out into the strong currents of every-day business life. It is right to de sire for yourselves lives of inde pendence and usefulness,but you should not allow any ambition of this sort to interfere with the thorough prepara tory work which is necessary to fit you to take hon orable positions among your fel lows. We have known boys but poor ly prepared for the commoner duties and positions of life, and we might say almost totally un prepared for the higher, to tire of books and the school room and have a longing to try their hands in the business ventures of life. They have gone forth as they wished, but with what results! In most instances they havo had to take menial places because their fitness could command no higher employment. They have been forced to see their former schoolmates who were content to remain in the schoolroom and prepare for the race in life pass by them and take the places of preferment and honor. They saw their mistake.butnot until it was too late to repair the damage done themselves. The day of preparation once passed, was gone forever. They had fail ed in the beginning to sharpen the ax well, and were compelled ever afterwards to work with a dull tool, and that, too against great odds. But while tho failure alluded to places one at a disadvan tage as a mere breadwinner, he is damaged in a more import ant sense still. Rushing into real.earnest life without the prop er training, if he is ever able to achieve success in business, how tremendous will bo tho cost to that which is tho highest and best in his nature! It takes but littlu reflection to see that money is dearly obtained if gotten at the expense of u cultured mind and heart. So we would say to tho boys, use tho time of youth by a dili gent use of all advantages offered you in preparing yourselves for doing tho best work and most of it when your day and opportunity shall come. Sharpen the ax well! Children's Visitor. A crusade has boon organized, which, though yet of slight pro xrtions, should bo encouraged and fostered in every way possi ble. It is against tho wholly senseless and often dangerous custom of throwing rice after bridal couples. Enough casual ties have happened f rom the prac tice to give pause even to the thoughtless, but it seems hard to break up. And the crusade is particularly pertinent to bring forward at the present time, when rice is ho much needed in Puerto Rico, and mischevious loadsof it could be easily and glad ly spared by unfortunate couples suffering from their friends. 1UHLE ENIGMAS. 1. There is an interesting story of a plant which was neither a rosebud nor an ivy. It might havo borne fruit, though we do not know that it did. Its rapid growth and speedy death have passed into a proverb. (Jonah's gourd.) 2. Who was the first new wo man, judging her by her judg ment of men? (Miriam.) !. Yellow as gold, precious and prized; older than iron, yet twice made by man; used in the Old Testament, referred to in the New; a salvation and a typo of salvation. (The brazen serpent.) 4. Who organized the first church choir spoken of in tho Bi ble? (David.) .r. What infant's tears saved a nation? (Moses's.) ('). Of whose public work was it said "that a fox could destroy it?" (Nehemiah's wall.) 7. Who is the youngest exam ple of public life mentioned in the Bible? (Samuel.) 8. What annointed king carried a bunch of Mpied corn and cheese? (David.) U. He was lonely in life and alone in death. His fur garment was not worn for fashion. His belt of skin did not carry weap ons. That his food was sweet was simply a matter of conven ience. What is said of him can never be true of any other man. (John the Baptist.) 10. What bore buds and blos soms, but never fruit? (Aaron's rod.) 11 At a feostattended by hand some men, one was not there who had a right there. Who gave tho feast? Who called a pause? (Jesse. Samuel.) 12 A meal of bean porridge and a little spiced meat ruined for a time the happiness of threo fam ilies. Whose were they? (Isaac's Jacob's, and Esau's.) 13. The :best illustration of the truth, "Whoso diggeth u pit shall fall into it. (Haman.) 14. Seven years, fourteen years twenty years. Many times de ceived, but never hurt. A jour ney, a scare, a present, a prayer, a strange encounter, a promise won. (Jacob.) 15. When did all the world look at the same thing at the same time? (From tho ark at Noah's dove.) 10. Who was wakened to find warm food and water near, pro pared not by human hand, and twice bidden to eat? (Elijah.) 17. She did not inspire the army with her poetry or her song, but, biding at home in the performance of womanly duties, with one exception, she won tho battle. (Joel.) 18. A man in whom extremes met. Small in every physical re source; with heart and brain of a giant; lovjng, yet fearless; gentle, but uncompromising; always lik ing what ho has not, always mak ing tho best of what ho was; of great ambition, yet truly hum ble; prolific in speech and with Ien he was the inspiration of tho generation in which ho lived and the admiration and despair of those coming after. (St. Paul.) LABORER A KLONDIKE KING. liURNS AS A I'LGILIST. Prom a Chicago laborer to a Klondike claimholdcr worth over $400,000, this is tho experience of John C. Hayes, who left here three years ago with $200 in his pocket, says a Chicago dispatch of Oct. 3. He returned Sunday and surprised his relatives with unquestionable evidences of his riches. Hayes hadn't been heard from since he left during the Alaska gold excitement of two years ago, and had boon given up as one of the hundreds lost in the mad search for wealth. This after noon he rapped at tho door of his cousin's home at 4452 Champlain avenue. Luwrence J. Ryan, tho cousin, was surprised to see the relative he thought was dead. Hayes hus certainly checks for 75.000 and papers which prove his owner shfp of mining claims for which a Peoria syndicate has offered him $300,000. He tolls the same story of hard ship and suffering related by all those who come out of tho Alaska country alive. Ho is glad he is rich, but more glud to bo buck to civilization with health not im paired. Hayes made his strikes iu und around Dawson City, A part of the Masonic Altar that once brought the Scottish bard, Robert Burns, in diro dis grace before his lodge is now in the possession of a Chicago wo man, Mrs. W. F. Punch of 4350 Sidney avenue, and is treasured by her as a family heirloom. Mrs. Fundi is by birth a Cana dian of Scotch origin. In tho j days when her grandfather, Geo. j MacRae, was young he attended ! tho same lodge as did Bobbie ; Burns and was one of tlx? "lichts,1 ; of the town. One night before lodge meeting the poet and Mac Rite sat long together 1 liolisinir lit, the iiiinnv. . And gettin foil and lineo happy. And then arm in arm they sauntered slowly to the room where the Masons were wont to assemble. All would have gone well had not Burns desired to show his Masonic brethren how good a pugilist ho was, and he let go a heavy undercut at MacRae, arous ing the latter 's fighting blood, and tho bout began, which result ed in MaeRao being felled to tho floor and Bobbie Burns throwing tho four legged altar, or stand, at him as he attempted to rise. Luckily he missed his aim, and the stand struck violently against the wall, shattering completely one of the legs. At the following meeting the two friends wero brought before the order for trial. A fine was imK)sed on them, and they wero made to replace the altar. The broken one was thrown out, and as MacRae went home he carried tho stand with him. It is about two feet high and is of a style out of use today in the Masonic order. It has since been preserved in the family as an heirloom. oxxxxxxxxxx I FALL LARGEST FURNACES IN WORLD, THE The Carnegie Steel Company will immediately commence the construction of two blastfurnaces each of which will have a capacity of 7000 tons per week. These furnaces will bo the largest in the world, and will be built on the Carnegie Carrie Furnace proper ty at Rankin station. Tho company will start tho erection at the same time of a double track steel railroad bridge across the Mononguhela river, connecting the Carrie Furnace plant with the Homestead Steel Works on the south shore oppo site. The molten iron will be run in. to ladle cars and hauled by loco motives across the river iu the same condition, and, after the mixing process at the Homestead works, tho iron will be used in tho open hearth steel furnaces or tho Bessemer couverterl. The building of these two fur naces will give Allegheny county a total of thirty-two stacks, with a total capacity of 3,850,000 gross tons, of which tho Carnegie Com pany will own nineteen, with a total capacity of 2,700,000 tons. Philadelphiaus, it is said, aro behind a movement to form a ho tel trust in Pittsburg, the idea being to combine a certain num ber of first, second and third class houses under one head. George F. Townsend, of Philadel phia, it is said, is pushing the matter and is acting with Attorn ey James H. McCreery, of Pitts burg. The company it is claim ed, will be capitalized at $5,000, 000. If tho thing is a success it will bo tried in all tho leading cit ies of the country. It is claimed a great saving can bo effected in tho management of u hotel by this plan. Remember in makiug your shipment of apples this year that tho barrel must be of le gal dimensions or be marked "short barrel" under penalty of 5 for every small barrel used. The prescribed size is: Head di ameter, 17i inches; length of stave, 27J inches; bulge not less than 04 inches outside measurement. Little Mike (who hus stuck a hard spot in his reading) "Father phwat's a vamphire?" McLub berty "G'wan wid yoz. Whoy don't ye use yure eyes and ears whin yer hev a chance? Begor ra! a vampire is dho feller thot gits bate to dith a base ball game." CKXXXXOOOOoTi : I AND .WINTER. Ilik h at list : In U 1 tlx Dot ! foui t J'' Mil fwil ittt t llifl 's ni your yout fill i jc to (urv f wi ur t er fu four 1 yon u ro nnl n i beli Best Selected Stock of the tft hei try j ICnoi id St we r I the ly pi We are now prepared to slio our Friends the Largest and GENERAL MERCHANDIS IN FULTON COUNTY (a claim that is being extensively made.) Satisfy yo,E 1 self about that matter. We will show you the ;' ; ap LARGEST LINE OR ' t fl ! pr wht Jatu siou i Cion live? that Fulton county has ever had in it, and at priccjbos low as is consistent with perfect goods. The rainu too Plush capes 2,50 to 13,00. Cloth capes as louoth: 1.25. See them. Jackets, 4,00 up. We have astir eton my. )50. 3SS t tor 1 Iuc 1US0 I fire Wrap prettiest line ot Ladies' Skirts to show you from 20 cents to $2,00. Kress Goods in Stacks, 'irtv ' A good Wool Suiting for l'J cents, wefl worth 25 its a s 155. dent bmei (Inore See our stock of Ladies' and Men's Neckwe Lots of new, nice things. ads i A matter of interest to all is good warm UNDERWEinS for cold weather. Wo have it. jand Wo have a case of ,'J2 dozen of MEN'S SHIRTS er' 1 DRAWERS, at 40 cents apiece, that lots of peopled on$ bo slow to ask 50 cents for. They are perfect iu make ,kiw fit, and in every way acceptable, Of course wo havi .'ss b cheaper, and several linos of Underwear at 50c, 75c 197 ) $1,00, and up; Ladies," from 20c. to $1,00. Children's ' and up. P boa 6f 16 LEWIS SHOES.V' 1 -WEAR- T ft c within xphfih i i m m insti ll vvr,i . i ., , -vn i OP EVg RY POCKET-BOOK. 11 iCTrV ' orpins" a Mkw 1 1 ionr po ot (fire fo.i : tnaki f"?S It. vJtmVl sijZiZ?1" .iotac 3f th. D 81 Who out an pt ithcr 111 I tit! Us i don We have two lines of Ladies' and Children's Shoes ihuy f0J will stand against anything anywhere, price considered:., ri fit, and wear, and appearance A general line, inclwf Men's, Boys', Ladies' and Misses', that will staud agif Uut' any line, we don't caie who produces them, or their prteL: We are selling a very fair Children's Shoe, 8-12 at l)f' A first-rate Oil drain S'.ioe for women at UMc. Men's 1 ? as low as $1.50. A very good one. f-whii cio li tni;,, A Word about SHOEf Ready-made Clothim will find any where else l;1;; town. WeknowtlicpricQj; are all right, every time It oxxxxxxxxo XXXXXXXX i lit, to