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fulton county news. a Lost Bit of "David Harum."
i Published Every Thursday. B. W. Phck, Editor. McCONNELLSBURG, PA. Thursday, Dec. 14, 1899. Published Weekly. 1.00 per Annum in Advance. Prompt attention will be given to applications for ad vertising rates. Job Printing of every des cription executed with prompt ness, in a workmanlike manner and at consistent prices. FATE. HUKT II AltTK. The sky is clouded, the rocks are bare, The spray of the tempest is white In air; Tlie winds are out with' the waves at plu.v, . And I shall not tempt the sea tn-iluy. "The trail is narrow, the wood is dim, The panther clings to the urchin limb; And the lion's whelps are abroad at play, And I shall not join in the eh use to day." But the ship sailed safely over the sea. And the hunters came from the chase in glee; And the town thut was builded upon a rock Was swallowed up in the earthquake shock. WHEN DARKNESS FALLS. If this be sleep, Sit by me while I sleep: if it be death, No mortal power may stay the fading breath; Hut stay thou by me, be it sleep or death. If this be sleep, When I awake, I fain would see thee by. Watch thou my bed with thine unsleep ing eye, And take my hand in thine when I awake. If this be death, Speed thou my soul upon thy steady prayer; If this be death, I go I know not where Oh, stay thou by me, be it sleep or death! SAYING GOOIMJY. The Turk will solemnly cross his hands upon his breast and make a profound obeisance when he bids you farewell. The genial Jap will take his slipper off as you depart and say with a smile: "You tiro going to leave my despicable house in your honorable journeying I regard thee! In the Philippines the parting benediction is bestowed in the form of rubbing one's friend's face with one's hand. The German "lebe woh!" is not particularly sympathetic in its sound, but it . is less embarrass ing to those it speeds than the Hindoo's performance, who, when you go from him, falls in the dust at your feet. The Fiji Islanders cross two red feathers. The natives of New Guinea exchange chocolate. The Burmese bend low and say "Hib! Hib!" The "auf wiedersehen" of the Austrians is the most feeling ex pression of farewell. The Cuban would consider his good-by anything but a cordial one unless he was given a good cigar. The South Sea Islanders rattle each other's whale teeth necklaces. , " . ' '.".. '-, ","' The Sioux and Blackfeet will at parting dig their spears in the earth as a sign of confidence aud mutual esteem. This is the ori gin of the term "burying the tomahawk." In the islands in the straits of the Sound the natives at your go ing will stoop down and clasp your foot. The Russian form of parting salutiftion is brief, consisting of a single word "praschai, " said to sound like a sneeze. TheOtaheite Islander will twist the end of the departing guest's robe and then solemnly shake his own hands three times. Cruelly KcprcHscil. "It's a shame; that'H what it is? exclaimed the boy, wrathfully. "I can't have any fun ait all. "What is the matter? asked the sympathetic neighbor. "Dad says lie will lick me if ho ever hears of mo fighting with a boy smaller than I am, and I dus Beut fight with a bigger one From tin- Knst (ininvc (N. J.) Sitx.i-1 Everybody is talking about David Harum, the shrewd old country 'banker and horse trader of Edward . Noyes Westcott's story. Everybody is quoting his golden rule to "Do unto the other fellow what the other fellow'ud like to do to you and do it fust." Everybody is agreeing with the sentiment that "a reasonable amount of fleas is good for a dog; it keeps him broodin' over bein' a dog." Hut not everybody knows that the manuscript of "David Harum" was first sub mitted to a publisher who lives in East Orange; that for personal reasons this gentleman declined it; that in some way one of the chapters, entitled "When David Harum Visited East Orange," was lost. That such, however, are the facts, we have on the au thority of one of our clergymen, who recovered the lost chapter and read it at a recent meeting of a prominent literary organiza tion.. "John," said David, ou one of their evening rides, "did I ever tell ye about that pair of sorrei colts I sold to a fellow down in Jersey?" "No," said John, "but I would like to hear it." "Wall, it was some few years ago, I had as fine a pair of sorrel horses as I ever drew a line ou. Gen'l Wolsey was up this way and I took him out for a drive with 'em. The gen'l, says he, 'David, did ye ever see the boss show down t' New York?' " 'No, I hain't,' sez I, " 'Wall, sez he, 'you'd ought to see it; it's just your line, and you 'd like it tremendous. Aud what's more,' sez the gen'l 'you oughter take down them bosses; you'd get a ribbon for 'em sure; and if you'd sell 'em,' sez he, kind of softly, you might make a hundred or two.' " 'Wall, sez I, I'd like to go.' "I'll fix it up for ye,' sez lie. "Wall, the gen'l got it all fixed up, and they had a big yaller building there, and I swan they had more bosses in it'n they bo in all Freeland county; and the folks! wall prob'ly you bin there and I can't tell you any thin' 'bout it. But say. John, I heerd more fool thiugs said 'bout bosses in them four days than I ever heard afore in all my life, and I've heerd a good deal too. ' The' ain't no truer verse in the Scripture than that un "what fools these mortals be!' An the' ain't no more likely place for a human be ing to prove it than when he gets to driviu'' u boss. Why, those fellers when they wanted to make a boss start, hit 'em a clip with a great long whip and the poor critters 'ud jump, and won der what they'd ben doing. That ain't no way to start -a boss. Made ine want to wipe the dust with their durned white pants, it did! "Wall, time came for me to drive the sorrels-round the ring, The noise and all tho stir made 'em stand right up, and I tell you I was proud. They were as quiet as kittens, though, and they moved off as much as to say, 'We aren't afraid of you, all you folks, but if we just had a road here we'd show you some bosses! "Wall, after I got through, a lot of fellows witli long coats and plug hats come round praisin' tho colts, , aiid. nskiu' fool ' ques tions. I noticed one, feller .look in' at 'em kind 'o serious, and pretty soon Gen'l Wolsey come up and sez, 'See that hau' sum feller with tho black mustache?' " 'Yes,' sez I. " 'Wall,' sez the gen'l, 'his name s JJrown; lie Knows more 'bout iron than any feller in the 'nited States, and he don't know it for nothin' neither' sez he. "All right,' sez I, 'fetch him on.' "Pretty soon the teller come, and sez right out, 'I want a pair of bosses just like them, but I'm afeard they're too spirited. You know it's different driviu' bosses over in Jersey than 'tis up in tho country, so many trolleys and bi cycles and things.' " 'Wall,' says I, 'I'll tell you what I'll do. I'll meet you over in Jersey just as soon as I get out of these diggiu's and I'll drive you all round your trolleys and things, and if them colts cut up tho least bit, you'll bo much obliged to mo for a rido. If they a'o as nice as kittens, you pay me)0) for 'em. " 'All right,' says he, after Ihinking a minute,' 'I'll do it.' "So we 'greed to moot at four o'clock . Sat 'day afternoon at the East Orange railroad station. Early that morning I started for Jersey with the colts, an 'fore that feller got there I'd got them so used to trolleys and steam cars they'd hardly look at 'em, and when he cum I stood the colts right near the engine, aud you'd ought to see his eyes stick out when them bosses never moved a muscle. Wall, we had a lino ride, and we ended up to his house; and it 'twas a dandy, I tell you! Then says he, 'Now, Mr. Harum, it's just our eul ing time, and you have got to stay and have some dinner; and what's more you've got to stay over Sunday with me, too.' " 'Wall,' I sez, 'you're the driver now,' fori kind o' liked the feller aud thought I'd stay. "Well, come next morning, he says. 'Now, Mr. Harum, I alius go to church, and I'd like fust rate to hov you go with me. We got a good minister and some good folks, aud you'll like it.' "Wall, he'd been so awful good to me I couldn't very well say no. I found out 'twas a Methodist church, aud then I wished I had spunked up and stayed to home. But I wtis in for it, so I shut my teeth and vowed to grin and boar it. "After all, 'twunt sobucl. The preacher looked most like a priest, aud had on one of them choker vests you don't have to wear no biled shirt with, and af- . tor a while he got to talking aud 1 1 swan I liked him. He told 'em lie wtts going to talk 'bout the greatest thing in the world. I supposed it was going to be the Methodist church or the Prohi bition party, but 'twaut no such thing, "fwas just doing good iind lovin' people. And ho told these folks they wa'nt no religion 'cent loving; and I said to myself, ol' fellow, if you'd come up to Homeville, I'd go to church 100 per cent, more'n I do. (David's rule wtis to go to church every Thanksgiving day if he felt like it.) When we come out Brown asked the same question folks al ways ask up to Homeville: 'llow'd you like the minister?' 'Will,' says I, 'he's souud all right, and he'd make as good a mile in the back pasture as he would 'fore all the folks of Freeland county fair. ' "Come evening, Brown sez he, 'Now, Mr. Harum, I don't alluz go to church eveuin's but there's a friend of mine goin' to talk to a Presbyterian church down here, audi want to go.' He said he wasn't a minister, so I thought perhaps I could stand, it. Wall, we got to a great big church, and they was au old feller play in' the all-tiredost big organ I ever yet set eyes ou. Pretty soon he struck that piece you sing, 'bout u filler sittiu oue day by the org'u and not feelin' oxae'ly right, jest joggin' 'long with a loose rein for quite a piece, and so on. an' then by strikiu' right into his gait, aud goin' on stronger aud stronger, and finally finishing up with an A-meu that curries 'em quarter way round the track 'fore he c'u pull up. Wall, they did some fine singin' and the minister prayed a little, and then he said he'd been asked to say something 'bout a bill in the legislature he didn't know anything about, and he wanted to int'duce a jedge that did know something 'bout if. 'Darn sensible minister,'. says' I. Then the jedge got up. : My, but he was a tine looker. Sixteen hand high, uoek like a Norman ! and powerful in the shoulder, i Wall, he didn't make no great I splurge, but he talked an awful j lot of common sense about the j poor fellers ho sent to jail, and j how he'd like to fix it up so'so lliey would come out better in- stead of worse. Then says he, j 'There is a lady here I wish would sing, "Where Is My Wandering Boy Tonight?" ' "Tli,,n tl,,, ,.,.., ,.,!. v.l. ..,,.,) and the lady got up, real pretty ; an' modest lookin' au' begun to; sing. She hadn't mor'n got un- j dor tho wire 'fore she began to : make the women feel all roun' for : their hank'chiefs, and I swan I got out my bandana 'fore she j got through tho fust verse. l j couldn't help it. j "The hoy of my tend'est cure, j Tho bov that vhh once inv Joy aud light, The child 'o my love and prayer!" i "I never had no real mother, you know, John; she died 'fore I wtis 2 years old, and 'twas too much for me. Then she kept on: '( Mice he was pure as the mornin' dew, A he knelt nt his mother's knee. "."John, I was wtty back in the ol' shanty 'fore my mother died; scorn's if I could 'member what I : never could afore. And I shut my eyes aud I would see my mother, and me, a little baby, ! kneel in' down an' her a-t ry in to ; learn me how to pray; know in she'd got to die, and then they , wouldn't be no one to learn me. Johh, I got my mother back that night; aud that girl 11 never know how much good she done. "And I say, John, if you ever get to feelin' wicked and a-thinkin' the' ain t no God, nor no good ; ness ill the woiT , just you go down to Jersey to my friend Brown, and let him take you 1 round to church. HE (i()T INFORMATION. A man who does not take his home paper, but occasionally an swers advertisements in "story papers" bus had some interesting experiences, says an exchange. lie learned that by sending one dollar to a Yankee he could get a curts for drunkenness. Sure enough he did. It was to "take the pledge and keep it." Later on he sent fifty two-cent stamps to find out how to raise turnips successfully. He found out "Just take hold of the tops and pull." Being young he wished to marry, and stmt thirty-four one-cent stamps to a Chicago firm for information as to how to make an impression. When the answer came it road, "Sit down on a pan of dough." That was a little rough, but he was a patient man, aud thought he would yet succeed. The next advertise ment lie answered read, "How to double your money in six months. " He was told to convert his money into bills, fold them, and .he would see his money doubled. The next time he sent for twelve useful household arti cles, and got a package of need les. He was slow to learn, so he sent a dollar to find out "how to get rich." "Work like tho devil and never spend a cent." That stop ed him but his brother wrote to find out how to write a hitter without pen or ink. He was told to use a lead pencil. He paid live dollars to letiru how to live without work, aud was told on a jHistal card, "to fish for suckers as we do." The Chicti go Times-Herald says that during tho coining winter there will be an army of 35,000 men engaged in the remaining pine forests of Minnesota, Wis consin and Michigan cutting logs for tlie market. The present supply of pine lumber is insuftt citint to meet the demand, aud it will not be many years before consumers will bo obliged to go out of the country to get any con siderable quantities of white pine. In 1K.) the three white pine States Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin were cutting at the rate of 7,000,000,000 feet annual ly, which they had six years later reduced to 5, .'00, 000, 000 fyL't. Today tlie country is back on the basis of consumption in 1H'.)2 and the basis of production in IH'.W, and it will take some time to make up tho difference of 1,.00, 000,000 feet. The forests of Michigan and Wisconsin are now so nearly exhausted . that they can never make it up, and the en tiro burden -will rest upon the Duluth and Minneapolis districts in Minnesota. For tho next ten years those two districts can probably produce as much piue as they are now cutting. At that time tho end of tho white pine timber of the United States will bo in sight. Daniel D. llinehart, east of Waynesboro, has workmen clear ing tho trees from a seven acre poach orchard, and will again turn the field into farming land. Mr. Kiuehart was one of the most successful poach growers in that section, but it is his opinion that the bearing life of a poach tree is only three or four years. He has another orchard from which lie still hopes to harvest some fruit. Tho condemned orchard was thrifty and prolific, bearing fine fruit, but many of tho trees are dead and others past bearing. It is said there are mauy orchards in tho jMiiich belt in the same con-condition. MAN'S PHYSICAL DEFECTS. I'ncvcn Shoulders. Arms, Legs and Hips Arc Numerous. L)L' r i L A man ctin be measured to the best advantage, tailors say, away from a glass. Standing before a mirror he is almost certain to throw out his chest, if ho does not habitually carry it so, and take an attitude that he would like to have, rather than the oue he commonly holds; whereas tho tailor wants him, as the portrait painter wants his subject, in his natural manner. With the men in that attitude, the tailor can bring his art to bear--if that is required in the overcoming of any physical defect, and produce clothes that will give the best at tainable effect upon the figure, as they will be actually worn. The physical defect most com mon in man is uneveuness of the shoulders. One shoulder is high er than the other, and this is a defect often encountered, though the difference in tho height may not be so groat as to be noticeable, except by oue accustomed to tak ing note of such things. This is a defect that is easily overcome by the tailor, when it exists in a comparatively moderate degree. It is done sometimes simply by cutting the coat to fit on each shoulder, the perfect fitting coat carrying with it the idea and the appearanceof symmetry. Some times, and this is commonly done in cases of more pronounced dif ference, symmetry is attained by the familiar method of building up or padding the lower shoulder. The inilueuce of tho lower should er extends down on that side of the body, so that sometimes it is necessary below the arm to cut that side of the coat shorter. Next to uneveuness of the should ers, round shoulders are perhaps the commonest defect. A very common thing is uneveuness of the hips. A difference of half an inch here would not be at all re markable; it is sometimes much more. If a man finds one leg of his trousers the logs as he knows, being alike in length touching the ground while the other clears it, he may reasonably consider that there is a difference somewhere in his legs. It may be that one leg is longer than the other, but it is more probable that one hip is higher than the other, or one leg fuller, so that it takes up the trousers more and thus gradually raises the bottom more. It would be a common thing if men were seen with their waistcoats off, to find suspenders set at uneven heights. The vari ation in the suspenders might be required, to be sure, by a differ ence in the shoulders, and not in tlie legs. It is common to find men's arms of different lengths. The difference may bo sons to require no special attention in the mak ing of their clothes, but it is fre quently necessary to make the coat sleeves of different lengths. The fact appears to be that there are not many perfect men, that is, men of perfect harmony of .development and perfect sym metry of projiortions, in which respect man is like all thiugs else in nature, like horses, for instance, aud trees; but iu tho greater number of meu these defects are within such limits that they might bo described as variations rather than substantial defects. A WORi f For the Holiday, A gang of five or six men broke into the office of Henry Roth's flouring mill, just north of the central part of Fayettoville, Franklin county, early Tuesday morning of last week, and wheel ing tho safe from tho office, out of the . building, pushed it 1"0 yards away, broke it open, stole over fcl(K) in cash and disappeared. Mrs. George Stubs was burn ed to death in her homo near Harper's Ferry on Thanksgiving day. She was paralyzed and un able to move, aud during tho ab sence of her husband the build- iug.caught fire and was burued to the ground. Tho lire is sup posed to have caught from the chimney. Ou tho first of tho month con ductor Andrew Martin severed his connection with the 0. V. R R., by resignation to eugago iu business in Carlisle. Conductor Abner Wetzell, formerly of Car- lisle Accommodation, succeeds him, and brakemau Charles Kino has boon promoted to conductor of Carlisle Accommodation. & kt gw let hine I gP p to I let pon If you want An Elegant Cheap Suidhkt we are making Ihern. Hands to make six reb suits every week, and we are making them cfT'i better than ever. ' nL Ijrnt. Our Suiting and Pantaloon assortment i".t; large. Alter all it pays to have suits made"1 to order, although our Ready-made Clothirdki larger than ever and we sell more. re f. let If you want anything from a Hat down, in i',mo Furnishing line we have it; Call. A. U. INACE & SO a la. ,t th w nd l d ki hy j tjuit -Jet t BANKS BRO t al ay 1 The Big Chambersburg Vh lan th( ld se, Our Holiday' display is attracting s crowds from all over the country. "s1 No one thinks of visiting Chambers- ha burg without coming to the Bitl Big Store. ' Toys, Dolls, Fancy Goods, Books. enj Games, Tree Ornaments, Chairs, st Fancy Lamps, Chinaware, Glass-4ty ware and everything you can think116' of. ' lin itei '.ize tt br tar be is BANKS BROS Chambersburef.f 3 net rent likrmml if this advertisement with you. Si-?2?5tf5,M's !w)," (J Mt!&S i 1 J A. Wonderful Variety d g ROCKING CHAC l Very Nice Deslgni from 341. .2 5 to Jcl COUCHES AND LOUNGES, large sto pretty patterns, nice and comfortable ,he Some very handsome new SIDEUOAHDSj?6 i,.. rv.i. rh( ucu WUK 1 Extension Tables and CI it jvo Ik, C v en Be AAorris Chairs New lot of Ladles' Desks, $3.50, and Up. Dressing Tables. Parlor Tables. I8f g Plant Stands, Clothes Poles, India Seats, 'P O P'ano Benches and Stools, Easeher C And a great variety of Household Furniture. JJ VOll will iind nnwhtMP pp in tlik kaHi"iv: 8 H. SIERER & cdl Furniture Makers on Queen StrcJ ; CHAMBERSBURCi Ci ' ahki i, jXW,jrxJ ;x3Clf i " l 1 ,e INSTITUTE -AND- 61 Pi STORE Will be the great centre of attraction this t! The Finest Candies for the ladies an;; f1 I llt'l fn lli a . In C. G. BENDER 4f Then his store is just chock fuli of i Fancy Articles, I Notions, I Christmas Goo ; generally. h $ One door west of Fulton House, f I c.,c. bender!' 1' : t&Wi L