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Work That Seem Hard for Otnlnln
HaiuU, hat Which I Liked hjr tha
Girts, Who Are Try Skillful Thrjr Ara
Neat and Intelligent Tlmlr Pay.'
Thore are prohnlily n thnnannil womrn
hi Pittsburg wlio work In iron mill
making bolts, tints, hinges find bnrhcil
wire. It deems almost inrreiliblo that
girls should be employed In an oocnpn
Hon which Is associated only with brawn
and mnsrle, bnt snch is the case. At
the first sight of the bolt works one can
not believe that anything bright or In
teresting conld live inside. At the call
of the 6:80 a. rn. whistle girls are seen
coming from all directions toward the
factory. They are generally dressed
tidy and well, and with their lunch bas
kets on their arms are not tinlike any
working girl one may see.
The first thing they do after entering
the bnilding is to change their street
dress for one to work in, tie tip their
hair, roll tip their sleeves, and, putting
on a coffeesack apron, are ready to be
gin the day's labor. At 7 o'clock the
last whistle blows, the wheels groan and
screech as if they were weary to resume
another day's work, but in a littlo while
they begin to move with more rapidity
and the noise amounts to something ter
rific. A sulphur smoke arises, and as it
embraces everything in a dim color, it
needs but the dull red burning of the
oil, the horrible noises and the occa
sional sound of a tinman voice hnlloing
a command to stamp the scene on one's
mempry as a study from sheol.
The bolts and nuts, as they are called,
are fashioned by the brawny men on the
first floor. In a crude state they are
sent to other departments, when the fin
ishing touches are applied by feminine
fingers, ofttimes very delicate ones.
The bolts are dumped into different
bins, according to sizo nnd length, and
each gfrl hns one special kind to work
on. The first work on the bolt is to
"point" it that is, to make a round
end so that it will enter the machine
which cuts the thread on it. The point
ing machine has an immovable socket
at one side and steam revolving knives
facing it.
The operator, who is known as a
"pointer," places the head of the bolt
in the socket, presses her foot on a
pedal, and the sharp steel knives are
forced against the iron. Little bits of
the iron fly, and in an instant she re
moves her foot and the pointed bolt
falls down a slide into an iron deposit
box on the floor.
While the one hand and foot has been
accomplishing this, the other foot sup
ports the girl, goose style, and the other
band has got a bolt ready to be placed
into the socket the moment it is empty
Thus for days, weeks and years the
"pointer" handles one bolt after an
other for a living, being paid by the
thousand. Expert workers have pointed
10,000 bolts in a day.
When the bolts are pointed they are
, taken to the cntting quarters. These
machines are large, with deep sinks
filled with a thick black oil. The bolts
are placed in slides and pushed by the
worker np into sharp steel dies. In an
instant the thread is cut on them. The
work is rather dangerous, and care
must be exercised to keep the operator's
fingers from going into the open dies and
having their ends cut off Instead of the
iron. The oil in which the girl is com
pelled to work in order to keep the belts
from getting hot and thereby breaking
has a very offensive odor and gradually
smears the worker from the root of her
friaxly bangs down to her runover heels.
Girls of any age, from sixteen to fifty,
work in this department. Their pay by
the thousand averages from fifty cents
to one dollar a day.
Little girls from six years up to twelve
put the nuts on the bolts and pack them.
The "nutting on" is also accomplished
by machine power. The worker puts a
nnt on a plate; then, after catching the
head of a bolt in the jaws above, she
presses her foot on the pedal, when,
presto! the work is done. At long tables,
built of substantial wood, are rows of
young girls, interspersed with a scatter
ing of women whom life cast forth in
their old age. They pile the bolts, row
after row, alternate heads, then wrap
them in strong paper.
The girls always come to the factory
clad neatly and well. Dressing rooms
are provided for them, and soap and
towels. At noon the girls are given
three-quarters of an hour. They lay
aside their aprons, wash their hands and
devour their wee lunches with energy
1 worthy of a better cause. Formerly the
girls would hurry their dinners and de
vote the rest of their time lb dancing.
The orchestra was not the largest, nor
did it rival the Mexican band in melody,
but it answered the purpose of furnish
ing time for the shabby shoed girls. It
consisted of one girl and a mouth organ.
The men were not permitted to come
into the girl's side of the shop, but they
would stand at a respectful distance, as
though longing to join the merry dan
era. It seems rather strange, but the
girls never mingle with the men in the
same factory. They are good and hon
est, and generally intelligent.
The girls were very happy, and every
thing moved as smoothly as steel on ioe,
intil a forewoman was introduced to
iake the place of a foreman. Imme
diately she pnt a stop to all singing
during the day ana all dancing at noon,
There was m decided stir among the
girls at these new rules, but they were
rorcea 10 suduui. Dince wen iney spend
the noon hour reading and doing fancy
work. Most of the girls are experts
with the needle and those who read
would surprise a scholar with their quo
. tations. There are more handsome girls
in this factory than could be found
among the same number at a reception.
They are beautifully formed, and the
Influence of the oil keeps the hands
white and prevents them hardening
from contact with the iron. New York
HerColtmtlnn of Rmcraldi Pott to Shams
Iho Majority of llojal Ocma.
Pntti's wardrobe is something that
fashion writers rave over. At every
pcrformonce she of course wears the
newest concert costume. In the opera
that follows she wears the dress requi
site for the part she ploys. The concert
costumes are the productions of the first '
Parisian milliner, and one may be sure
that the wily milliner, getting an order
from Patti, would exert himself for this
queen of song as he would for no crowned
Her jewels are tho most elaborate
worn by uny woman outside of royalty,
and even royalty's gems fade before her
matchless collection of emeralds. In
some concerts Mme. Patti wears a cos
tume of pink and silver brocade, over
which is worn a delicate green satin de
imperatrice. With this costume she
Wears a dog collar of emeralds set with
diamonds, a bouquet of rosea made of
diamonds and emeralds completely cov
ering the front of her bodice. Also a
tiara, garniture and comb of emeralds
and diamonds. This bit of jeweled orna
ment is said to be worth over 30,000. It
is a peculiarity of Patti's that she will
wear nothing in the way of decoration
but what is absolutely real.
The jewel box and jewels in "Faust"
are her own, and the pearls are positively
real. Her courier, whenever she sings,
is on the stage, waits for madanie in the
wings and accompanies her from the
stage to the dressing room that is, when
her careful husband, Signor Nicolini, is
not around. He is very careful of his
precious wife, and she is never on the
stage but that he is an intent observer of
everything that is going on.
Patti's passion, of course, is her appear
ance before the public. She is one of
those creatures who, without the excite
ment of public applause, could hardly
exist. The applause of the public is
positively meat and drink for her.
There is no debutante more eager to
know whether she has done well than is
Patti at this day. She comes off the
stage smiling and pleased.
Her eyes sparkle, and the first thing
she asks her husband is: "Well, was
that good? Listen how pleased they
are." On being reassured that she is
the darling of the public's heart, she is
in an ecstasy of pleasure, and for the
next performance she is all the more
eager to do her best. It is this wonder
ful desire to be nc her best that upholds
her in her magnificent art.
There are few people who have
achieved the fortune, the fame and the
great notoriety that Patti has who would
deny themselves the many human priv
ileges that she does merely to preserve
her voice and to be able to maintain the
matchless charm of her art
At every hotel where rooms are en
gaged for herself special stipulation is
made and rooms selected for her servants
as well. The price is never an object.
Mme. Patti and suite generally occupy
about ten rooms and a parlor in every
city in which she sings. She gives two
concerts a week, and never travels on
the day she sings. She requires perfect
rest and refuses to speak to any one on
the day of concertSpare Moments.
Tha Doctor and Bis Patient.
Dr. P enjoys a very large practice,
and hardly finds time to take his much
needed rest.
One day Dr. P , who had company
to dinner, sat quietly chatting in a cor
ner of the drawing room, when he was
told that a patient had come to see him
who was strongly recommended by
some fellow practitioners. The doctor
submitted with a bad grace and stepped
into his surgery.
Our physician was in the habit of as
certaining the condition of the patient
by asking him to count, and generally
stopped him at thirty or thirty-five
quite long enough for the purpose. This
time also Dr. P asked his patient to
count Time passed on, and the guests
began to feel alarmed at his protracted
absence. One of them opened the sur
gery door. Dr. P had gone to sleep
in his armchair, and the patient had
counted np to 8,642. Matin.
China urcarj.
Like most things in China, the prac
tice of surgery differs considerably from
that in vogue in less enlightened west
ern countries. Bone setting in the Ce
lestial empire is a complicated affair, and
doubtless much more efficacious than
European methods. In etting a frac
tured limb the surgeon does not attempt
to bring the bones together, bnt merely
wraps the limb in red clay, inserting
some strips of bamboo into the clay.
These strips are swathed in bandages,
and in the enter bandage the head of a
live chicken is placed. Here comes in
the superior science of the Celestial.
After the bandage has been secured tha
fowl is beheaded and it blood ia al
lowed to penetrate the fracture, for it
nounsnes the fractured limb and ia
"heap good medicine." London Hos
pital America's Vint Llgbthoms.
The first lighthouse built on this con
tinent was at St Augustine, Fla. lbs
chief use was as a lookout, whence the
Bpanish people of the town could see
vessels approaching from Spain or get
notice of the coming of foes in time to
runaway. The tower attracted the at
tention of Francis Drake as he was tail
ing along the coast with his fleet of high
pooped ships on his way home from pil
laging the cities of the Spanish main.
So he stopped long enough to loot the
town and destroy what he could sot
take away. Washington Star,
What Ailed Bar.
At the excursion given the "Little)
Mothers" the other duy a four-year-old
baby towed by the big sister was made
01 by the ride on the cars. Vomiting
was the result
"Yon were sick at your stomach, were
rou not, dear?" said one of the custo
dians kindly.
"No, I wasn't," explained the wee
nite; "my eat was too near my tongoa,"
-New York Jlfcorder,
Fly. poppled drowse, away!
A (Tom the nmrttltin sweep.
Chasing tho fnllrn mono, the shadows
Make me not liu-uarn. Hleop!
Aimlnnl I ho mornlnic movo,
Front Inn tho rrriilctilnff mllest
Tntirh Hip white eyelldm.f llm iilrl I love.
And nil hrr ilri'nnm nllh xmllcs.
-John liny In CoKiniipolllnn.
flow the Wendii Hance.
Tho serskn reja Is a pittitoiiifiiiicdiinco.
Each couple has its own turn of leading.
The cavnlior places liln partner in front
nf him, facing her, and while the band
keeps playing and the company singing
one of those peculiarly stirring Wendmh
dance tunes he sets about iidjuHng her
to grant him his desire ami dunce with
him. She stands stock still, her arms
hanging down flop by her side. The
cavalier capers about, shouts, strikes
his bands against his thighs, kneels.
touches his heart with the more dra
matic force the better. At length tho
lady gives way, and in token of consent
raises her hand.
Briskly do the two spin around now
for the space of eight bars, after which
for eight more they perform something
like a cross between a chasset croisex
and a jig, and so on for a little while,
after which the wholo company joins in
the same performance. As a finish the
cavalier "stands" the band and his part
ner some liquor, and a merry ronnd
dance concludes his tnrn of leading to
the accompaniment of a tune and song,
roncka, selected by himself. Westmin
ster Review.
A Cnrlooe He Can.
Perhaps the most curious salvage case
on record Is that of the ship Two Friends,
which stranded on the coast of Culm and
was abandoned bv her crew. Another
ship, the John Blake, met a similar fate,
and her crew, in attempting to find a
landing place, came across tho Two
Friends, which they miiniigeii to get off
and to navigate to England without fur
ther tiiishai. The judgo who tried the
rase decided that salvage services had
been rendered, but of only ordinary diffi
culty ami merit, inasmuch as the crew
of tho John Milieu salved the Two
Friends in order to save their own lives.
The owners of the John Blake of course
got nothing, but the salving crew re
ceived 3.10 out of the total value of
1,237. New Orleans Picayune.
Turtle Krn.
Turtle eggs are an acquired taste with
most people, although they are not so
with bears. They have a rough, yellow
yolk and a white like any other eggs,
but yon can cook them for a year and
the white part will remain liquid. No
tice a curious dimple in the side of each
one. If you squeeze It out the dimple
ippears on the other side, and you can
never get hold of a turtle egg which
hasn't got a dimple in It. Interview in
Washington Star.
Carlyle Would Talk.
Professor Blackie has said of Carlylet
"I admired his genius. But how he
would talk talk talk, and give nobody
a chance to put in a word I One night I
actually shook him. His wife had been
trying all the evening to say something.
But there was not the smallest chance.
I took hold of him, and shook him, say
ing, 'Let your wife speak, yon monster!
But it was of no nse."
For Scrofula
"After sulterlng for about twenty-live
years from scrofulous sores on the legs
and arms, trying various medical courses
without benefit, I began to use Ayer's
Barssparllla, and a wonderful cure was
the result. Five bottles sufficed to re
store me to health." Bonlfaela Lopes,
827 E. commerce st, Bin Antonio, Texas.
"My daughter was afflicted for nearly
a year with catarrh. The physicians be
ing unable to help her, my pastor recom
mended Ayer's Barssparllla. I followed
his advice. Three months of regular
treatment with Ayer's Baraaparilla and
Ayer's Pills completely restored mi
daughter's health." Mrs. Louise Welle,
Little Canada, Ware, Mass.-
"For several years, I wss troubled
with Inflammatory rheumatism, being so
bad at times as to be entirely helpless;
For the last two years, whenever I felt
the effects of the disease, I began to take
Ayer's Baraaparilla, and have not had a
spell for a long tlme."-K. T. Hanibrougb,
Elk Bun, Va.
For all blood dlsoasettho
best remedy Is
Prepared by Dr. J. O. Ayer fe Co., Lowell. Maij.
Bold by all DrnnUU. Prlee SI j li botUM, as.
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Comported if tho WNHontliil vlt'ttHwof nuluro'ii
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HynUra KmiovHtor. hit proved no MUivcHMful
In uurliitf dypuplu, hlllioiiHiieuri, tioimtlpu
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41 Ohioytreet, Allotfheuy t'lty. I'a.
I. B. The Doetor Inu kimm'ThIM tn cure of
tune worrnn, cancer and all chronic dUettae.
Write for circular and teatlnionlula.
Hold by H, Alex. bUke, KeyuoldavlUe, P.
Salt Meats,
Smoked Meats,
Country Produce
Everything In tho lino of
Fresh Groceries, Feed,
Uoml dellrereil free any
place in Unrn.
Call on uh and art price.
W. C. Sclmltz & Son.
Dry Goods,
Boots, and
Fresh Groceries
Flour and
Reynolds vi He, Pa,
Good Goods
Dry Goods,
Notions an?
Mini! Clothinff !
Fine Shoes.
Specialties -
Shoe Department
e carry only reliable
makes, and we could fill
the one pide of llii innue
with testimonial? in re
gard to the wearing qual
ities of our shoe. What
is termed among nhoe
dealers as cheap nhoes,
"for inptance'fihoesthat
sell for one dollar a pair,
we do not handle, for
the simple reason that
goods of that kind will
not build up our shoe de
partment. We buy no
shoes from what is called
"Jobbers," but place our
orders three and four
months in advance, with
the best shoe manufac
turers in the country.
C 3ur dry goods depart
ment is full of spring
fabrics, at prices lower
than the lowest, and all
we ask is that you give
us a call and Compare
Prices and Quality, don't
forget the quality, as
that goes a long ways as
regards price. Quality
first, price second.
".-Tni W, ..,',
C. F. Hoffman,
Specialist in lenses for the
eyes. Examination free.
Jeweler : and : Optician,
Opposite Stoke's Drug Store,
iMcKcc k Warnicl
Fancy and Staple
Oil, Flour! Feed);
An elegant line con
sisting of sour, sweet
1111(1 mi to1 tilntrloa I
Onions, chow chow,
olives, cauliflowers!
and others too numer-V
ous to mention.
5 C An endless variety on
J hand; always fresh.
Wo "j Try our fruit and
Ztc, I chocolate cakes.
"Washburne's Best;'
leads the list; it's a
dandy. Try it. We
have ih stock, "Ou
Rest," "Straight,!
"Imperial," "N. W.1
Patent," "Pilgrim"
and others.
We have no oil wagon
on the road but we
deliver you a 5 gal.
best 150 oil for 5
cents. Get our rate
on oil by the barrel
A FULL STOCK of fwwJ In out
line alwain on hand, lllaheot
market price paid for country
uoints it ec ei r eh
McKee & Warnick,
The Grocers
Cor. !ith and Main St
. . . IteuuotdnvlUe, PentuA
Reynoldsville, Pa,

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