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.THE PRAIRIE STATE, xlie Denisar Writes How i is Getting Along in II- inois. Work Plenty. Big Crops. Wages Good. HI Camkhon, III., December 10, 1899. i .(jfoii News: ! I left home Sep- ber 28th, bound for Illinois jvt!iP. R. K. to Chicago, and e & there, over the C. B. & Q., u landed in Cameron at six o' k, p. m., September 29. The jtry from Chicago to Camer t'a very level some pluces I d see 25 miles in any direc , There are no mountains, )i nor rocks to farm over here, le placeu the land is a little Eg, but not so bud as some of farm land in Pennsylvania, commenced to work for my 3e L. C. Mellott, October. 2nd 0.00 per month. Corn and 'i are the main crops here aers raise from 2000 to 20, ' bushels of corn. When they Jikofa bushel of corn here, f mean shelled corn or sev-U'-five pounds of ears at crib ;0 time, or seventy pounds af ciit becomes thoroughly dry. i commenced to pick corn lS9th of October and finished 9th of December. We had 5 bushels an average of 51 Iiels per acre. It seems odd e to take a team to the field ick corn; but, after the first days, I could crib from 50 to ushels a day. e had fine weather for work pe got our corn all in, but got the day we finished. There iw about two inches ,of snow Sine ground,' and the tempera- f four degrees below zero, jfiere are lots of cattle and I fed here from 40 to 200 01 of hogs on every farm, ners do not all feed cattle, .somepf them feed as many Wo hundred head at one time, -'cattle sell as high as 7 J cents rand the highest price for ""s. Hogs are worth four and "arter.i Corn brings from 25 ) cents and oats, 22. I ex 1 to commence work in a grain jitor December 20; and if I the work, will have a steady It 120.00 a month, board and b.ing included. , expect to stay in ' Illinois, as Des is much better and work e plentiful than in Pennsyl-a.- ..' peceive the "News" regularly ;y week, and it is like getting '"iter from home? 'i i CO. Denisar. THE HOME IN THE MOUNTAIN. "Railroad pensioners. is officially announced that ''plan of pensioning aged em lSes by the Pennsylvania rail will bo put into effect on lVJary 1, 1900. There will be 'employes retired and pen 'd from that date. Thereaf c'VU officers and employes not i0 years of age will be retir ed ponsioned on the first day e month following their at cpent of that age. The plan di. provides an age limit for the tloyment of new men, no new K ioye to be taken into the ser ijwho is over 25 years of age. , lo pensions paid equal 1 per Jf for each year of continuous lcJce of the average salary for in last ten yeurs. If an employe Jbeou.'in the service of the jpauy for 40 years and had re ed on an average for the last .fours $40 per month in regu 'jyages, his pension allowance bo 40 per cent, of $40, or er inontn. le plan also provides for the femoot of all officers and em- frs between the ages of 05 and pur who, having been 80 h in the service of the com- i, lire physically disqualified, 'ery simple treatment prov ry unfortunate to a savings a in a rural district '-'..; An editor, in writing e i stitution in his paper, hie J resident is a very tall casnier is short." 5 less than an hour the depositors were asking, ich how much?" At. Htitutlon. The following Bentpnrps wero penn ed by one who lives Mono In a homo In one of the mountains of this county. While the author has not enjoyed the advantages of education,, and the thoughts are not expressed according to the strict rules of grammar and rhet oric, there is about as much truth ex pressed as we sometimes find in a more pretentious article. Kditor. What pleasure it is to dwell in this mountain home all alone! What joy to think of in the com ing years when wo shall have left our pleasant mountain home be low. We'll dwell with God and the angels high up in the sky. We'll have joy for ever and ever with angels 'round that blessed throne on high. We'll have nothing to do but to sing praises and psalms unto our God, who doeth all things well. What joy to think on, as we pass along the pathway of life joy to think how happy we shall be, when we get homo above, and have left this toilsome world and are. with the saints of the Lord never to part never to sever. We'll have pleasure for ever and ever. Joy and peace and pleas ure. No fighting nor quarreling in that home of the Lord. All will bo peace- and quietness in that home above where our dear Jesus dwells today. What joy it will be to think there will be peace and love and harmony forever? In that home on high, it will not be like it is on earth. If we wish to enjoy all these blessings we must exercise more love and not so much hatred to each other. Some persons think they can be christians and serve the devil half the time just so they have their names on the church bxk here on earth. I fear such will fail to find their names written in the Lamb's Book of Life in heaven, unless they serve the Lord more perfectly and forsake the devil. "If ye hate one another on earth ye cannot be my desciples, saith the Lord." We must love one another as our Heavenly father loves us, or we cannot enter the kingdom of God. Now, my friends, in con clusion, turn from your miquit ous ways and live a righteous life and bo saved in heaven. If not, you will be cast down to hell, where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched there to burn forever in that dreadful hell prepared for the devil and his angels. But, if you repent, you shall bo saved and you will be forgiven of your wick edness. You must strive daily and love one another devotedly, and there will be hope for you in the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. But if you hate your brother there is no hope for you in Christ, for he that says he loves God and hates his brother is a liar; and no liar will inherit the kingdom of God. If he loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can ho love God whom he has not seen? He says, Little children love one another; bo kind and affectionate one toward an other. Kind words never die. Be humble. He that would borrow, turn him not away emp ty, but give him such things as he needeth and God will reward you in the end. Be kind to the poor, feed the hungry and clothe the naked. Try to be faithful to the end and God will bless you. If your fellow-man, God will hold you responsible for your mis doings and you will bo brought to judgment for your dishonesty; for it is not right to defraud one another. Be kind and good, and try to live together in peace and harmony, as we haven't many years in this life to live together. Let us all do the best we can iu this world, and God will reward us in the next! IT TURNED OUT WRONG. A Married Man's Experiment That Didn't Have the De Hired Effect. People who say that the win ters are getting milder are wrong. When the records are consulted it is found that the variations in the past were about the same as now. The winter of 1854-5 was remarkably mild and that of 1855-6 very severe. In the last year of the last century pinks and other flowers blossomed in Feb. in many places and peach trees weve in full bloom in March. We have had very severe winters during the present decade, but it looks as if the last winter of the century is to bo a mild one. It is generally the girl that one thinks will die an old maid who marries the best. While a certain citizen was waiting iu a certain barber-shop for his turn to bo shaved, lie picked up a news-wier, and the first thing that caught his eye was this: "No matter how busy a man may be, he should find time ev ery day to tell his wife that he loves her." The paper fell from his hand as he fell to musing upon the golden past. Once more he was a young man, living on hope and six dollars a week, with a wife and two children to Cheer him on his way. Those were bright and happy days, because they were full of love. He used to talk to his wife a great deal about love in that halcyon time, but he didn't do it now. He couldn't tell how or when or why he had dropped the practice, but he had to confess to himself that ho had. Just then the barber shouted: "Next!" and the citizen roused up with a start, and got into the chair. The barber said it was a nico diy, but the citizen was so lost in thought that he heeded him not, and made no reply. The towel went under his chin, and the lather went on his face, and the sable man who bent over him intimated that it looked very much like rain, but he was so deep in thought that this remark was also wasted. The citizen was thinking of the happy hours when love's young dream was his, and he was going without everything in this world ho could, to save money to buy furniture. And from that he be gan trying to remember the last time ho told his wife he loved her, but he couldn't do it to save his life. It was too far buck. He had been married a long time. At this he felt ashamed of him self, and determined that he would do better in the future yes, very much. So he blurted out: "I'll do it! I will I will!" "What's that sir?" said the bar ber, stopping suddenly, with his razor iu the air. The citizen blushed through the lather, and said it didn't mat ter. He had been pondering that newspaper item so deeply that he had forgotten where he was, When lie started for home it was with the firm resolve that he would turn over a new leaf, and make his wife's heart bound with joy. He would tell her that she was dear to him, and see the ros es bloom in her cheeks once more. The thought was delightful, and made him feel as fine as if he had money in every pocket. When the citizen reached home, however, the wrong planet must have been having too much in lluence in the sky, for his wife had but just a moment before come out of the kitchen, after having had a dreadful time with the hired girl, about something that hadn't been done to suit her. The citizen was too much oc cupied with his new idea to no tice her excitement, however, and so he walked up to her side, stooped to kiss her, and tenderly said: "My dear, I love you." "Simon Henry!" exclaimed tho astonished woman. Have you lost your senses?" "No, no, my dear. I I" "Don't you dare to dear me! You've been drinking again. That's what you've been up to. As though I didn't have trouble enough already, that you must " "You're mistaken, - my love, I" "Not another word!" exclaimed the angry woman, with suappiug eyes. You'd never act that way if you were sober, O dear me! dear me! You 're a beast! That is what you are!" The citizen tried to slip his arm around her waist, but she pushed him from her, and shout ed: "Keep away from me, or I'll hurt yoq! I won't let you make fun of me to my face!" Aud the disappointed citizen went out into the gloaming and leaned against the cold iron fence to think some more. He thought ho would like to see the man who wrote that news paper Item. "Kam's Horn Brown," in Indianapolis News. ENGLAND'S CONTRACT. As the war in the Trausviial goes on, it is becoming evident that England has a bigger con tract on hand than she bargained for and that the people of this country knew little a few months ago about the laud or strength of the Boers. Now that maps and history have been studied, it is seen that Groat Britain has enter ed upon a task greater than any she has encountered or under taken since the wars with Napo leon. It matters not what ju ice she must pay in blood and treas ure, England must go ou, or re ceive a shock that will be felt throughout her vast dominions and lower her prestige among the nations. Self confidence at first made her underrate the work be fore her, just as we did in the Philippines aud as did the leaders in our Civil War when the first call of 75,000 men was thought sufficient to restore the Union. Recent events show the Boer war is not a contest for the "Horse Guards," ns was assumed in the beginning, but one which will test to the utmost the resources of the Empire. Even now it seems probable that England will have to put not less than 150,00(1 men into tho African campaign one of the largest armies she has ev er employed at one time iu the field or so far from home. At this moment, with English reverses of a most serious kind reported, the situation, political lyandtoix)grapliically, is decided ly iu favor of the Boers. With a possible confederation of all South Africa, and insurrection at every point, the war has assumed pro portions similar to that which lost England her American colo nies. It is true that she is rich er now than iu 1770, but her re sponsibilities are in proportion and the jealousies and power of her enemies are also greater, which may lead to a diversion of her energies to protect interests already established. Under the circumstances, English states men may as well admit the facts frankly and make ready to con front the worst which can be ex pected. England's standing army amounts to 2!iO,000 men, supple mented by a volunteer force of 250,000 in a fair state of drill and discipline. A large portion of both these forces will bo needed the former to fight, tho latter to hold what is taken and guard the base of supplies for the mil itary authorities estimate that tho Boers have now at least 50, 000 fighting men, while some place the actual armed force at 75,000. All are seasoned aud hardy fighters, excellent shots, thoroughly acclimatized, provid ed with the best modern weap ons and with a good, if not large, field artillery train, fully ac quainted with the topography of the country in its aspects of of fence and defence, and adepts in that kind of defensive warfare in which their strategy, so far ad mirably displayed, will 'find its most skillful outlet. They have immense stores of arms and munitions of war, as well as food resources, their country is one of tho best in tho world for defen sive operations, and they will fight with the courage of despair. The Boers have staked every thing ou this issue, and the dog ged tenacity of their raco cannot bo for a moment questioned. To conquer such a people under tho conditions which will rule in the rear as the British attack pushes on, the fighting power in the front should be at least half as great again as that of the Boers, with enough force to hold tho communications intact and do garrison work, Such is the task England has undertaken as presented by tho latest news aud estimates and read in the light of recent defeats. She has put her hand to the plow and cannot look backward, for, as we have intimated, in case of final defeat her prestige would wane in every part of the world, it would add vigor to the hostility of other nations, endanger her colonial power and hurt her strength in ways innumerable. Tho fact that she must conquer is the best assurance she will iu tho end, but victory will be bought at a fearful price. THE CORNER. The wife of the fourth emperor of China invented silk weaving and was worshiped in conse quence. Japanese bronze work resulted from a womau's efforts. Mrs. Asa Harris had boon on the sick list, but is better nt pres ent. ' Charles Hoiick spent last wook at his home in this place. , "Miss Osa Mellolt hns returned to her homo after a pleasant visit among her friends at Pleasant Ridge. Mrs. Will Reed aud sou spent Sabbath with her mother. Wetz Lake has moved from the Corner to Franklin county, and John Clovouger will move from Mercersburg to the Corner, lie has rented the house owned by John Ilarr. The young folks of our village, that attended Institute at Mc Couuellsburg last week wero M iss Abbie Mellott, Harry Shaw and Henry CaVbaugh. Our school is preparing for a local institute; on Friday uight. M. Chick, after a pleas:mt, visit with his cousin, Mrs. Anna Mel lott, has returned to his home in Adams county. Bruce Smith, of Frauklin coun ty, made a Hying trip to the Cor ner on Monday. Blanche Houck spent Saturday and Sunday at Laurel Ridge with her friend Daisy Shaw, Mrs. JolmHarr is visiting her friends at Siloam. oooooocooooo oxxooooooooo 6. W. Reisner $ Co. Extend o Hearty Invitation TO WHO HEATS THIS? Peter Wright of Thompson township, has, during the season, killed the following: 154 squir rels, i!5 rabbits, JiH pine martens, 10 hawks, 7 crows, 2 pheasants, 2 woodchucks, 1 rod fox, 1 musk rat, aud 1 opossum. If any oth er hunter in the county has made a better record, let him step to the front. The poultry raisers owe Mr. Wright a vote of thanks for his destruction of so many hawks. SCHOOL REPORTS. Akcrsvillo C. I. Covalt. Third mouth ending December 18, lH'IO. Names of those attend ing every day Belvia Akers, Irene Barton, Julia Conner, Eth el Jackson, Ada Ott, Earl Jack son, John Ott, Stanley Akers, Benson Akers, Be Ilixsou, Ira Duvall, Illume llixsou, aud Lum Duvall. Number eurolled ill. Per cent, of attendance 90. AN UNSOl'CHT PARDON. Among the stories of that form er governor of Texas familiarly known as Sam Houston is more than one amusing tale. There was a financial agent of tho penitentiary who had warm ly opposed the election of Gov ernor Houston, but was particu larly anxious to retain his own pleasantly lucrative position. Consequently the governor was soon in receipt of a Petition iu which the man's years of faith ful service and special qualifica tions for the place were set forth in glowing terms by himself. The governor sent for him and said gravely, "it appears from this petition that you have been iu tho penitentiary eight years." "I have," was the reply. "Aud during That time you have performed faithfully every duty that has come in your way to the best of your ability?" "I have," answered the agent, his courage swiftly rising. "Then, sir," said the governor, with the air of one conferring a priceless favor, "I pardon you out." It's all well enough to bring gifts to the wedding, but what the bride most wants is presence of mind. It is hard to convince some peo ple that time is money. Those who have tho least money often have tho most time. Tkhms of Court. The Unit term of th CourtH of Kulum coun ty Iu tho ycur slmll uoiuiuciicti on the Tiutsttuy following thu KuooUil Monthly of Jumt'.iry, ut 10 o'clock A. M. The Httuoml term eomineueeK on the third Monthly of Muiuh. ut o'olook J'. M. The third term on the TueKttuy next follow ing 1 he Neuoutl Aloutluy uf Juuu ut 10 u eloek A. M. The fourth term on the llrst Monday of Octo ber, ut 'J o'oloeli 1'. M. County Officios. President JuiUte - lion. S. Met!. Swope, AKsooluie JiulKfK Lemuel Kirk, l'eler Mor lou. l'roihouotiiry, &o, - Kruuk I'. I.yiiuh. DImIiIiU Attorney -OeoiKO II. liunleis, Treasurer - - Theo S I pes, Shi'l'IIT Duulel Shet'lx. Deputy Sheiill .limit's Itmnel. Jury CoiiimlssiouerH Ouvld ltolu, Siimuel H, UoekcuMulth. Auditor Johu S, HurrlK, 1), II. Mycin, A. J, l,tiiiilerMu, CoininlKNlouerx-I., W. I'untiluKhuiu, Albert PlesslUKer, Johu Stuukurd, Clerk- S. W, Kirk, rororicr Thoum Kirk. Couuiy Surveyor- Jonux I.uko. County Superintendent Clem Cheuut. Attorney -W. Heott Alexander. J. Nelson Slpen, ThoinnH v. Sloiin, K MtiM, Joliimton, M. It. ShulTiicr, Geo. II, Uuuleh., Johu ). SipfK. EVERYBODY. o We arc now prepared to show our Friends the Largest and Best Selected Stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE IN FULTON COUNTY, gN (a claim that is be ins: extensively made.) Satisfy your self about that matter. We will show you the LARCEST LINE OF W that Fulton county has ever had in it, and at prices as low as is consistent with perfect jfoods. The ranjfe on Plush capes ,52,50 to 513,00. Cloth capes as low as 1.25. bee them. Jackets. 54,00 up. We have the prettiest line ot Ladies' SkJrts to show you from 20 .Cents to $2,00. Dress Goods in Stacks. A good Wool Sintim; for J!) cents, well worth -" cents. ? 4 Set; our stock of Ladies' and Men's Neckwear, Lots of new, uice things. A matter of interest to all is good warm UNDERWEAR, for cold weatlier. We liave it. "We have a case of U'2 dozen of MEN'S SHIRTS and DRAWERS, at 40 cents apiece, that lots of people won't be slow to ask fiU cents for. They are perfect iu make and tit, and in every way acceptable, Ot course wo have lots cheaper, and several lines of Underwear at r0c, 7.r)c. and $1,00, and up; Ladies,' from I'Oc. to $1,00. Children's 10c, and up. WEAR. j . iy tti a r a rr x v r m A Word about SHOES We have two lines of Ladies' aud Children's Klines that we will stand tifjainst anything anywhere, price considered, for lit, and wear, and appearance A general line, including Men's, Hoys', Ladies' and Misses', that will stand against any line, we don't care who produces them, or their price. We are selling a very fair Children's Khoe, H-V2 at O'lC. A tirst-rato Oil (J ruin Shoo for women at i)c. Men's Boots as low as $l.r0. A very good one. ' Ready- made A larger stock than yon wiiriind anywhere else in town. We know the prices are all right, every time, o ooxxxxxxxx xxxooooooooo Clothing.