ffiuLTON COUNTY NEWS.
AT THE DOOR.
BY KUCil.NK FIKI.I).
J 'ihonglit m.vself Indeed socure,
Bo faHt the door, ho linn tlm lcx:lc,
it Vo! he toddling comes ti lur
My parent ear with Uinoroua knock.
r, ml timoi-oun, baby knocking, and,
!,' vpiome let nie in; it's only nie."
"' lirtiv ft.'ide the uulliiUlied book,
RejfardiOss of its tempering clianns
id, opening wide the door, I took
My laughing durliug in my iirnn.
' jio knows but in eternity
t, like a t run tit chllJ, -,1m U wuit
,i ie glories of u life to be,
, Beyond the heavenly Futher's gate!
1,1 id will that heavenly father heud
" The truant Kupplioutiii-j ciy,
I at the outer jf:iti I ilead,
; ""Tisi I, O Father! only IV
THE SWEET BY AND It Y.
There are perhaps but fewjver
im iu all of Christendom who
" ,ve uot heard this popular hymn
, the sweet by and by. The an
l! or of the inspiring words is Dr.
Fillmore 1'enuett, who was
ing at the time he composed
e words, at Elkhart, Wisconsin.
l September, HMl, the Doctor
vis livinir at Richmond.'' Illinois.
here he was called on by it gen-! nP- Th,,.v S!,.V It's a good thing
iman engaged in the newspaper j 'nake the hair grow. Take
isiDess, wliose name we will j t1lis l),,,tll ith you and come
it just now tell. When the Doc-j 1)iU'k iu six ,l"'illllls "d tell me
r was asked about the hymn he 1,mv !t works. "
id: "The story of the origin of j The astonished philanthropist
e hymn 'The Sweet by and by,' ,vered his polished pate with his
a short one and soon told. From ; hriminod hat and left the
; 101 to JS71 I resided in Elkhart, 1 n),)l"' AV,lill Ju,1"w barter, eom-iseonsiu,wher.Ikeptnnapoth-
in" in wUh l", 11(xt l'l'g;itiou,
ary store. And during that 1 Iomu1 1,10 resident over in the
iriod was associated with J(). j '"--ner doubled up with laughter
phP. Webster, a music teach-1 ilt ' strategy,
; in the production of musical . "Hwf.-ii'o he could proceed to
irks.' I composed the words j business the story had to be told.
id he the music. Our first pro-1 W necoru.
iction was 'The Signet King,'
i ir second 'The Beatitudes,' our
rd The Sunday School Can
ta,' and our fourth and last
he Gfreat Rebellion
is an extremely sensitive and
One day iu the fall of 1K7J I
nldeivetho dav if I had ti10 fretting along.
1 f.yright here-I was standing "How does he seem to be do
"'myMesk in-my drug store, ! iu"' sho as,c,l with s,jiir-
coster looking uncommonly
(ie. ; I knew at a glance what
i fid him, but said to hi in pleas
,tly, ." Webster, what is the mat
r with you?" "Ah," he said,
iothing much. It will be all
iht by and by." "That is so,"
Id Ij "and what is the reason
,., at wouldn't bo a good subject
r a', song IJy-aud-Hy?" With
at I , snatched up a piece of pa
ir and went to writing, and
thiri tifteeu minutes I handed
m the paper with these words:
tre'8 u hind that ix fairer than day,
,;' ind by faith we may see it afar,
l td a father waits over tho way,
I to prepare, u.s u dwelling place there.
' e )11 sins; on that beautiful shore,
v The melodious sons of tho blest,.
id our spirits shall sorrow no more,
fj.lnd u siglit for the blessings of rest.
our beautiful Father above,
will oiler our tribute of prulae,
ii r hit sflorioiiH pifts'of his love,
Vnd the blessing thut hallow ourdays
' 'There," I said, "write a tune
rthat." Webster did so, and
i P famous song spread like wild
n e. Webster was also the au
t'Or of "Lorena," one of the most
,,pular songs ever written. He
II Jd of heart disease about 1H70,
Deasus-taking is about one of i'with it is still in doubt; but the
"Ife lorest political jobs alloat, j company now owning it is thor
ji tlyct there are many willing ! oughly convinced it can no longer
arts ready to secure the office. I be made a paying amusement iu
' luraerators are only paid sfc.r() ' vestment in Chicago, says a local
l' t eX'y hundred names turned ! exchange. Negotiations have
jaud, taking into consideration j been ponding for some time to
;!'Bt they must ask a long list of take it to one of the seashore ro-
wu and make out three copies Coney Island, and it is more than
"their report, it nmy be esti-1 likely this will be the disposition
:;tod that the coinponsationHmTtjnado of it. Though the Ferris
! p Wjorlc is small, in no instance wheel was considered one of the
fcrogaling over llT).
!i puey out of King Solomon's ' Ferris Wheel park, au uucom-
Tioft, luuer Haggard isuowgo- j monly pretty resort, was built
kuf'cr those in Alaska, lie around it on the present site in
tUl other capitalists have pur-1 North Clark street, and even this
,f vl f liiims at Atlen for half a failed to attract the public until a
iDliim dollars and will put up a variety performance was intro
"t'mP null to cost a quarter of a J ducod. Since then tho attend
I hi11, ore 's rt!G nulling 1 auce has been uniformly large,
"ifuilit to bo a thousand foot ! convinced Unit tho park will bo
v ay to the property.
LINCOLN AND THE HAIR RESTORER.
Here is a story of President
Lincoln from the late Judge Car
ter, who was a member of con
gress from Cleveland during tin
war and one of Mr. Lincoln's
most inlimale friendft. It relates
I to ii Quaker iliilantliro)isl from
f heart were stone co-.l.l llwithslund j .n.iolphht who did Mot have ll
I'he sweetness of my buby H plcn, . . '. . . .
interest in public; affairs and was
constantly calling at tin1 White
House in behalf of somebody or
I other who happened to be in trou
ble and took up n great deal of
Mr, Lincoln's time. The presi
dent treated him with great
courtesy, although his patience
was frequently tried. One day
when the philanthropist was par
ticularly verbose and persistent
and refused to depart, although
lie knew that important delega
tions wore waitin,!,', Mr. Lincoln
suddenly rose, walked over to a
wardrobe in the corner of the
cabinet chamber and took a bottle
from a shelf, Handing it to his
visitor, he remarked:
"Did you ever use this stuff on
"No, sir; I never did."
"Well," remarked Mr. Lincoln,
"1 advise you to try it, and if at
first you don't succeed, keep it
THE CORPSE AND THE IHHl.
The Other day a woman ship-
Webster 1"' lr,r husband's remains over
the N. Y. Central. At Albany she
appeared at the door of tho bag
gage car to see how they were
ritingup my books, iu came 11,0 (',,i'l,"' inquired
me Daggage master kindly.
"No, the dog."
".Oh, he's comfortable, "replied
the baggage man.
' "Anybody been sitting down on
"Who, tho dog?"
"No, the corpse. "
t "Certainly not," answered the
"Does it seem cool enough in
here for him?"
"For who, the corpse?"
"No, the dog."
"1 think so," grinned the bag
"Does the jolting appear to af
fect him any?" (
"Affect who, the dog?"
"No, the corpse."
"I don't believe it does."
"You'll keep an eye on him,
won't you?" she asked, wiping a
"On who, the corpse?"
"No, the dog."
And having secured the bag
gage man's promise, she went
back to her coach apparently con
tented. THE EERRIS WHEEL
JUkhart, Wisconsin. Tho mammoth Ferris wheel
f r ; will probably be taken away from
A LEAN JOU. Chicago before many mouths
have passed. ' What is to be dono
pstions for every name put I sorts near New York, preferably
wonders of the world's fair, it has
I j never since appealed to amuse-
jJiymg made considerable ment seekers in Ibis vieinitv.
t IU One I) imn llui vnin lo mill tlwi iiniiii.iniiii mf U ,l,.iil,H.,u
Mr. Haggard is now on ! equally successful if tho wheel is
ANOTHER MEAN MAN.
A llachclor and (lets Sewing Ma.
cli inc Agcntn to Jo Ills Men ding.
"lie's the meanest man that
T ever had anything to do with,"
said the sewing -machine agent.
"I received a note from him the
other day saying that he desired
to view one of our matchless ma
chines with the view of purchas
ing it if found to be satisfactory.
In these piping days of competi
tion it is a novelty for a sewing
machine agent to be invited to call
and show goods, so when I had
recovered from my surprise I
promptly loaded a machine iu my
cart and started for the? address
the man had given.
"An old man met me at tho
door and invited mo to bring tho
machine inside so that he could
more closely examine it. 1 did
so, setting the machine up iu the
sitting room, and calling his at
tention to tho tine points. lie was
an attent ive listener, and I talked
with the confidence of a man who
considered a. sale certain. Final
ly, having exhausted all my argu
ments, ho asked to see a practical
test of th( capabilities of the ma
chine. I agreed, and asked him
to bring mo sonicthing'upou which
to work. He left the room, re
turning a few minutes later, his
arms tilled with damaged linen.
"I sat down at the machine and
showed how easily rents and tears
could bo mended, making a gar
ment as good as now and saving
in a short time the price of the
machine. The mail seemed very
luch interested and kept hand
ing nie garment after garment
that needed atteutiou. 1 worked
for two solid hours mending tho
old man's garments, and at last
having nothing else that needed
attention, he commenced to find
fault with tho machine. Finally
lie told mo that he guessed he
wouldn't buy a machine right
"I was so mad that I didn't
dare trust myself to speak, and I
was glad afterward that I didn't,
for when I learned the whole
truth I realized my total inability
to do tho subject justice. That
miserable old sinner, who hap
pens to be a bachelor, had bro't
mo up there merely to do his
mending and had no idea of buy
ing a machine, lie has worked
the same game on other agents."
New York Sun.
HIS NERVE WON.
"It was such a good joke on
mo," said the girl in gray to the
girl in blue as they stirred their
chocolate, "that 1 must tell you.
"You know how John litis been
proposing to me at regular inter
vals ever since he was out of
knickerbockers. Well, he did it
again the other night, and, with
his usual facility, chose au occa
sion when I was very cross.
"He did it a little more awk
wardly than usual, too, deliber
ately choosing the old fashioned
method of offering me 'his hand
and heart.' "
Hero she paused to drink some
chocolate, and the girl in blue
asked breathlessly what she said.
"Oh," remarked the other in
the tone of one relating au event
of no importance, "I told him that
I believed I was already provided
with the full quota of. bodily or
gans, and that I wouldn't deprive
"And what did he say?"
"Well, Hollo, that's the funny
thiug. Ho seemed to brace up,
and said jxilitoly that at any rate
there was no doubt about my hav
ing my full share of cheek! And
I was so delighted to find a man
capable of even that much repar
tee on being rejected that I ac
cepted him. "Cincinnati Enquir
HAWTHORNE AND SALEM.
Way down iu a little side street
iu Salem is Hawthorne's birth
place. It is modest, but withal a
proper house with a gambrel
roof, without which no house
need apply for tho position of
bringing forth celebrities. Be
yond is that bore of a custom
house, and all around are houses
of seven gables. You will be pur
sued by little buys who spot your
tourist's iuteut and who give you
Hawthorne's history at a rate
that threatens the urchin's ton
gue and teeth. When they are
through, if you have not under
stood it all, they will say it all
over again. A penny iu tho slot
phonograph could do it no better.
T-Tinio uud the hour.
TO O RE HAMS AND HACON.
There are two methods of cur
ing on tho farm dry salting and
pickling. Dry salting is more
largely practiced than pickling,
but in our experience we have
been led to prefer tho pickling.
A brine strong enough to float
a potato is used, and after the
meat is cut and trimmed it is
dropped into this brine for two
or throe days to draw out the
blood. It is then taken out and a
fresh brine is made, or the old
brine boiled and skimmed. To
the brine we then add one ounce
of saltpetre and a piut of black
molasses for each loo pounds of
meat. The meat is then return
ed to the brine, the thinner parts
remain in the brine three weeks,
and the hams four or five weeks,
care being taken to keep all under
the brine. The meat is then talc
en out and hung in the smoke
house, or elsewhere to drip and
dry somewhat. It is then slowly
smoked with corn cobs or hickory
wood, the smoke being smother
ed down with green cedar branch
es if they are to be had. The
smoking is continued for several
weeks in favorably cloudy weath
er, until all are well smoked. The
hams should have the upper part
of the smokehouse, where the
smoke hangs longest.
Iu the early spring the hams
are taken down and rubbed well
all over with a mixture of molas
ses and black pepper. They are
then wrapped iu stout paper and
put into cottage bags, which are
dipped in whitewash, and are
again hung up. Some pack- them
down in the chaff, but we prefer
to keep them hanging. They are
at their best for the table or mar
ket at a your old, and one who
tastes a year old or older ham
cured in this way, never wants to
taste the "embalmed hams" of
the Western packers again as
long as he lives.
PROSPECT EOR COOD PRICES
Statistics prepared by John
Hyde, the export of the agricul
tural department at Washington,
show that tin; wheat supply of
the world this year, as compared
with last, is one-eighth smaller.
Tho average of three1 of the best
estimates of the wheat crop for
lM'.M) gives tho total yield as !!,
.'40,01 0,0l0 bushels, leaving a dif
ference of ;)l7,000,000 bushels be
tween the crop this year and last.
In overytuing, save in maize,
there is a striking shortage, while
in maize there is a surplus. These
facts cannot but help to iulluence
the price of wheat for the better.
While the world's crop has shown
a shortage, the crop iu this coun
try is a record-breaking one.
Tho world therefore must coine
to the American markets for Hour
and its bread for the coming 1'2
months. Tho certainty that this
will occur will have the effect of
HOW TO COOK ONIONS.
Onions are not only delicious
when properly prepared, but
they are said to be almost the
best nervine known. Nothing
will so quickly relieve nervous
prostration. They are less di
gestible raw, and yet 111:1113" per
sons eat thoin very freely iu that
state without discomfort. Ouious
should bo boiled from one to two
hours. If they are peeled under
water tears will be avoided. Af
ter the ouious are boiled until
tender drain and pour them over
a white sauce, or melted butter,
popper and salt. If brown on
ions are desired for garnishing,
place them, after they are boiled
tender, iu a pan; sprinkle with
salt, popper and a little sugar
and put them iu a hot oven to
What becomes of all tho pen
nies? A superficial answer might
be that wo spend them, as in
truth we do; but did 3'ou over stop
to consider the enormous quanti
ties of the little copper coins turn
ed out by tho Philadelphia mint
every year? The ligures tiro re
ally appidliug in their magnitude.
There are at present about 1,000,
000,000 cents in circulation, and
yet tho mint is compelled to turn
out nearly 4,000,000 a mouth to
keep up the supply. It seems as
though this most common coin
must in some mysterious fashion
vanish iu the air, for surely no
body hoards them.
Tho fall overcoat cropisa failure.
I'AYINC; (II I SCHOOL LENDS.
A Hari lf-biuy speeinl of (vtoboria
says: Of the more than U. tot) school
districts iu Pennsylvania, about 1,,'llNI
liuve roceiveil their share of the up
pvopriation of ."),. "Dil.OiK) made by !-e
j legislature. About $2,(HKl,lHHl have
been distributed unions them, leaving
1 .t:!..".(Ml,ntlil to be divided amonir the
( 1,1H) districts which have received no
allowance on their claims. Very few
! of the larger districts have been paid
! their proportion of the appropriation,
j because it has been deemed jjooil poli
j cy by the State treasurer to meet the
j claims of (he .smaller ones lii st. Since
tl'.e payment of the appropriation was
bojimi about 1.0,000 on the average
weekly has been disbursed, but recent
ly the a vei n ye has been considerably
higher, increased receipts justifying
Increased payments forcoinmon school
purposes. It is expected that the en
tire sum will be paid out by the first
of March next, three month before
the next Appropriation reduced
from 1C..,00,noil to 40i,ono,OiH by (iov.
Stone will be due.
TKKMS OF CtH'HT.
The llrsi tprm of the Coiirinnf Knllon enmi
ty iu I lie yeur slntil enniinetiee en Hie Tuexlay
following the M'couit Monday of Juutiuiy, at io
o'ciui'k A. M.
The Mcronri term eonmietiopH on the thlrtl
Muhilay of March, til -.' o'clnek 0. M.
'I'he third term on Oie Tuewlay tiext follow
Inir Hie M'i'iiiiil MkihI.iv u( June al In o clock
The fourth term on the llrst Momluv of Octo
ber, ut o'clock 1'. M. '
I'oirNTY Ol'I'll KHS.
1'resliletit .Indue lion. S. MeC. Swope,
Associate .IihU'c Lemuel Kllli. IVIer Mor
ton. l'lothonotnry. ,1,-e. -l'liink 1'. Lynch.
OKutct Attorney -OeorKe II, Imuirls,
Treasurer - Thco Slpes.
Sheriff Onnli'l Sheets.
Deputy Slierill .lames Hume!.
Jury Commissioners Dayid Hot, Samuel It.
Auditors John S. Harris, It, II. Myers. A. .1.
Coniiuissinnrrs- L. W. 'ntitntii.-li-.itii. Allien
I'lessint'i'i'. John Stuukard.
Clerk - S. W, Kirk.
Coroner Thomas Kirk.
Cotiety Surveyor - Jonas Luke.
Count v Suiii'i'iuteudent - Clem Cliesnut.
Attorneys -W. Seott Alexander. ,1. Nelson
Sliii's. 'I'll. mill- Sloan, K. JUiN, .lnliti ton.
M. K. Shall tier, t ieo. II. Daniels, John I".
McConnclLsburir & Ft. Loudon
Passenger, Freight and
R. C. McQuadh, Proprietor.
Iil'N 1U1I.V llKTWKKN Ml ( '( IN N Kl.l.slll! Itli AMI
KlIItT 1 itrIM IN.
Leuylnir MeOonucllsliunr ut r:::iu o'clock. 1'. M..
niiiliitii-' connection with Afternoon train on
s. e. n. u.
Itcturninir lctiye Fort Loudon on the arrival of
the evenitm tralu ou S. I". U. U.
lam ireiiired to carry passe liners nnil ex
press to make eouiieetluu with all trains at ft.
One Door Kasl of "Pulton Ilousn,"
First-class ShtlvltiK and I la Ir C'ultllni.
Clean towel for every customer.
OUAND AKHAY Ol
FALL AND WINTER MILLINERY t
THIS U i l k
Vc lire now reiuly to how you our
WiW line ol Kali iiml Winter! JoiMU.cmi
NislliiK of Miilttiiioro. New York
I'lilluuelphlu siylt'H. Tlw koihN nu tuft
ed for this full uud winter lire ejiin
tiouully nt'ut in (Usifii into ullniftive iu
Htyle. We, with our line of woods rep
resent the hi rarest millinery establish
111411 1 in the country. You have t lie ul
vant itjre of this More by buying your
tmods of UK. hook through our line be
fore buying your fall or winter hat. We
Kuaruuteo s:it.i.sfiK!ilou and our urfee
are below all eoiitM titl('U. You must
be satislled with our tfoods or have your
money luek. We have trimmed h:i ts
from .mh. up. nut rimmed hath :.'iu. up.
(ioll hats mid Sailors iu. till colors Mid
prices. ( 'hildrvn's ('outs, i la Is, Cape
and Hoods. Itahv Hoots and Shoes.
Hat I 'ias. Heunty IMiis. Helt ti ml Neck
Huckles, Ihit Huek eKt. llaudLc relucts,
Neckties, Veiling. Swaiwlown. Ladies
and lieutlemcu s Hose, Miaiils, Silksaud
Velvets all colons and widths.
You I'M respectfully.
MRS. A. F. LITTLE, X
D. EDWARD FORE
offers his Store and Properly for sale.
I'ossession Klveu ut once to the buyer
of property and tfuods, I olTer my line
of joints for halo at the lowest eush
price. Knit felt boot, "Uncle Sam."
with eover, ut &!.(k others ut fj.ut.
Shoes at Hie lowest prices without re
uardlmr to advance of 10 to ri per cent.
Iu muuufuctuiers price. All yoods sold
for cash at u reduction of h to t per
cent. 1 Will. NOT III-: I AM HSOI.H.
uud willullow yoLUuentsperdo.enuiote
for etftfH. jn inuic, than any huckster
pays; ulso Dried Fruit of all kinds, l-'urs
noiiKht lu season. You will llud my
siocii. uonslstliitf of Dry Good. Notions,
Hardware, tue.euswure, Tohacoo, Ci
Kuch unrt general Hue of woods, com
Iilcte. Price low for oush. Heiuember
will uot be undersold.
D. KliWAHl) t'oHK.
F. M. TAYLOR, 1
s Surveyors Engineer. 5
S McCONNELLSBURO, IA. S
4- i' ' Surveys
y? accurately 3
i (fejS Special caro ?
I fPmfflkZA Drafting. I
I TWmm a l
l " mii. . J copied. J
S republican' building.
Wc arc now prepared to show
our Friends the Largest and
Best Selected Stock of
(a claim that is bcinjr extensively made.) Satisfy your
self about that matter. We will show you the
LARGEST LINE OR
that Fulton county has ever had in it, and at prices as
low as is consistent with perfect tfoods. The ran.ire on
Flush capes 52,50 to 13,00. Cloth capes as low as
1.25. See them. Jackets, 4,00 up. We have" the
prettiest line ot
to show you from 20 cents to $2,00.
Dress Goods in Stacks.
A pood Wool Suiting for l!) emits, woll worth L'5 emits.
' Son our stock of
Ladies' and Men's Neckwear,
Lots of now, nico things.
A ni!ilt(r of interest to all is good warm UNDERWEAR,
for cold weather. We have it.
We have a ease of 1)2 dozen of MEN'S SHIRTS and
DRAWERS, at 40 cents apiece, that lots of people won't
he slow to ask ."0 cents for. They are perfect in make and
lit, and in every way acceptable, Of course we have lots
cheaper, and several lines of Underwear at .'., 7,"e. and
!? l,0i), and up; Ladies,' from L'Ue. to 1,00. Children's 10c.
mw m if
A Word about SHOES 1
We have two liues of Ladies' and Children's Shoes that wo Q
wiu Kianu against any Hung anywhere, ince considered, for 0
lit, and wear, and appearance A general line, including
All ii 'si Miivv' r.nli,iw' iiml 11!,...' !...( ,..:il ..(.,,, ,1 ...... r
any line, we don't care who produces them, or their price.
We are selling a very fair Children's Shoe, at (ir.e.
A lirst-rate Oil drain Shoe for women at i)Kc. Men's Jioots
un low asjj l.'iO. A very good one. ,
A larger stock than you g
vill find anywhere else in $
town. We know the prices o
are all right, every time, o
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