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fulton county news. a Lost Bit of "David Harum."
Published Every Thursday.
B. W. Phck, Editor.
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.
The sky is clouded, the rocks are bare,
The spray of the tempest is white In
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
And the lion's whelps are abroad at
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
Was swallowed up in the earthquake
If this be sleep,
Sit by me while I sleep: if it be death,
No mortal power may stay the fading
Hut stay thou by me, be it sleep or
If this be sleep,
When I awake, I fain would see thee
Watch thou my bed with thine unsleep
ing eye,
And take my hand in thine when I
If this be death,
Speed thou my soul upon thy steady
If this be death, I go I know not where
Oh, stay thou by me, be it sleep or
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
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!
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
"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
"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,
" '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
"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
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.
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.
I'ncvcn Shoulders. Arms, Legs
and Hips Arc Numerous.
r i
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.
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
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.
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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
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.
If you want anything from a Hat down, in i',mo
Furnishing line we have it; Call.
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The Big Chambersburg
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. '
net rent likrmml if
this advertisement with you.
Si-?2?5tf5,M's !w),"
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J A. Wonderful Variety d
l Very Nice Deslgni from 341. .2 5 to Jcl
pretty patterns, nice and comfortable ,he
Some very handsome new SIDEUOAHDSj?6
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ucu WUK
1 Extension Tables and CI
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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
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Will be the great centre of attraction this
t! The Finest Candies for the ladies an;;
f1 I llt'l fn lli a . In
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!'
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