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Orrville Crescent (Newspaper) - November 23, 1886, Orrville, Ohio NEUTRAL IN POLITICS» PUBLISHED WBÊKLY BY JAMES A.HAMILTON; TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION í ••••**«• MIHNH«« ••tNtMtll(H«ll | IHUIIHIIMItKmiv **•••••••••« 91.50 75 Knights of Pythias. Central Lodge No. 212, K. of P. meets in Fellows Hall every Tuesriav evening. A. is. ACKEBMAV, C. C. W. K. WOLFE. K. R. S. D. RAWS, Veterinary Surgeon, Member of the Ontario Veterinary College, *! *ronto. Treats all Diseases of domesticated 11 .maK Offlce and Infirmary, three miles south >f Orrville, Ohio. ; S. P, GRILL, Phys cian and Surgeon, ifllce on n.Wlieast corner of Market and Vine reels opposite the Mansion House. Dr. H. A. HART, Offlce and Residence North Market St. Lutheran Church. Wooster, Ohio. " " Eye and Ear Institute. E Y-CI" orn er opposite new «¿5 I Wooster, i EAR s - lrK ' ELLIS A. EREMBR, E 3NT TIB T- 9(lice in Paul IJlock,next door to the post offlce, "-mithville, Ohio. ~~ A- A. BF.00ES, II. D. Homoeopathic Physician and Surgeon. Afficaand iWidenee in property formerly occu-■» ed by Mrs. Boydston, opposite the M. E. Church Orrville Banking Co. ORRVILLE, OHIO. General Partnership and Individual Liability | Capital Represented, $300,000. GRIFFITH, President. O. K. H. H. STRAUSS, Cashier. PARTNERS AND THEIR BUSINE89 : Jacob Brenneman, Capitalist. J. F. Seas, Hardware. Isaac Pontius, Hardware. John H. Houser, Farmer. Jaiob Ault, Farmer. H. H. Strauss, Dry Goods. Daniel Shisler, Farming Implements. Samuel Brenneman, Bank Teller. O. K. Griflitb, Miller and Grain Dealer. Money Loaned at low rates of interest and I time paper cashed. We have a fire proof vault and burglar proof safe with time lock. These, with the INDIVIDUAL LIABILITY, makes our Bank as good security as any in the county -U-'JEIIE— CINCINNATI MONCRIEF & ORR, Physicians and Surgeons, ofllee on East Market street. Offlce hours—On ■.aturday from 9 a. m. to 4 p. M. KNIGHTS OP HONOR. Orr Lodge, No. 130, Knights of Honor, meets «eularly on the first and third Tuesday of each vontli in vvirth Block, over Wirth's shoe store, Vest Market street, Orrville, O. ,J. A. Siiunk, Dictator. A. J. HELLER Reporter. * I. 0- 0. F- Orrville Lodge, No. 400, meets regularly even-Wednesday evenmgi n Odd Fellows' Hall.Rren-neman's block, Ka-st Market street. Orrville. O. S, BRICK, Sec'y. ROYAL ARCA2nU2£. Orrville council No. 288 meets regularly on the lecond and fourth Tuesday evenings of each month. S. N. 003, Attorney aad Counsellor at Lav, i.nd Notary Public. Offlce over Exchange Bank, Drrville, Ohio. Special attention given tc> col-ectlons and commercial litigation. J. L. BLACKMGRE, Fashicnahls Taüsr and Gutter, All work warranted. In Strauss' dry goods store S. U. BRENNEMAN, Surveyor and Engineer, Will give prompt attention to any calls to land or Civil Engineering, viile RanUìng Co. •irveyin a 1the Orrviil Leave all orders E. B. YAGER, BENTIST. Gas or vitalized air administered. Office hours—Morning 8 to 12 ; afternoon 1 to 5. ttoflms in Horst Block, corner of Main and Mar-Vet streets.__._ J. NELSON FERRELL. Attorney at Law, Orrville, Ohio, Will promptly attend to all legal business entrusted to his care. Special attention given to the business of executors, administrators, and guardians. And collections, promptly made in any part of the state. Offlce—up stairs in the Swan block.__ai>l5 PHILIP SIMON, BARBER AND HAIR DRESSER. Opposite Postofflce Orrville, Ohio. M'GORMICK'S BILLIARD PARLOR RESTAURANT AND SALOON. WATCHES I In all kinds of cases, including all the newest and most desirable styles and designs. Come and see them before you buy. At E. ROSSEL'S. Orrville. FOB 1SS7- DAILY and WEEKLY THE NEWSIEST, MOST FEARLESS, . ' MOST POPULAR, ABLEST EDITED Newspaper in America.] For inside information of schemes, public, corporate, private or other kind, you will be obliged to read THE ENQUIRER. As to political and social intelligence, TRUTH AND FACTS, One is sadly ignorant who fails to consult that greatest of all newspapers, . _ THE ENQUIRER For a live newspaper that allows nothing to escape its knowledge ; suppresses nothing of importance for a bribe or obligation; applies no Bugar-coated excuse for evil deed« or their authors ; calls mistakes by their proper names, 9 NONE EQUAL THE ENQUIRES. Comprised in Its columns are complete Market Reports, Telegraphic News from all over the world, Excellent Feature Articles, Miscellaneous Food for tho Intelligent Brain, Moral Instruction, Terse Criticisms and Sparkling Wit. The policy of the Enquibeb is to serve the whole country and the people impartially ; to bring about genuine and lasting reforms beneficial to all; to freely speak the truth and give facts; to'expose corruption wherever found, and to render all possible assistance in the detection and punishment of vice. Subscribe for it for 1887, and enjoy the satisfaction of being a reader of the best newspaper in the world. ORRVILLE At the old stand on East Market Stvet. We always|keep a full stock of all kinds of FtftfUTtme • —AND ARB— Selling Cheaper Than Ever. NEW FURNITUREiMADE-TO ORDER Repairing Neatly Done on Short Notice. We also keep on hand a full line Why drives yon cabman ever on So rapidly in dauntless flight? - He's here one moment and he's gona The next away, far out of sight. Why, tell me why he hurried hence With a restless, hurried pace. (He has accepted fifty cents To drive one to a certain place.) And winy does yonder "cabman creep So slowly through the busy throng? His fiery steed is half asleep And like a snail he moves along. The grass beneath his feet doth grow Yet on he crawls with listless pow'r. He bides his time; for, stranger, kfiow His cab is chartered by the hour. —Ramhlcr. "TOWERS OF SILENCE/' Malabar Hill and Parsee Homes of the Dead. The Five Cylinders of Black Granite Used For Those Worthy of Sacred Burial—A Square Tower Set Apart for Criminals, - CASKETS! COFFINS! THE WEEKLY ENQUIRER Is tho "Family Paper for the country home. It gives the general hews of the whole world up to the day of publication; contains a mass of choice reading matter; deals in Art, Literature, and Science, and its Market Reports, Agricultural Department and Household page can not be surpassed. It is the largest and cheapest paper in Union, and is conceded by every body to be the best weekly paper published. OF EYEBY SIZE AND STYLE, ETC. And are always ready to attend to undertaking in all Its branches at low prices. We have the finest ice casket in the county. Also havin learned the art of embalming we are prepare* to preserve dead bodies for any length of time with, or without ice. GIVE XJS -A. :C^.3j3j. * GERBEE & BEIDLER. Ne/vly Renovated and Improved The largest and most quiet and genteel establishment in the village. 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It Isjalive, progressive newspaper, and aims to report all happenings of both a local and general character. The compendium of STATE NEWS found in its columns lrom week to week comprises the most important local happenings in eve ry part of the State. Its FINANCIAL AND COMMERCIAL BEPOBTS are full, accurate, and comprise all markets of importance to the farmer, wool grower, the dairyman, manufacturer and the general reader. lies ides this it contains the best' STORIES AND ILLUSTRATED ABTICLE8. that it is possible to secure from special talent aud a large assortment of home and foreign publications. Its FABM DEPARTMENT equals that of the best special papers and magazines lhat devote pages where it gives columns. Xo feature in the paper is of more general interests and value th in its YETEBINABY DEPABTMENT, wh!ch is used In connection with the Timely Farm Topics. Dr. Muart, who conducts the veterinary department, has a reputation second to none in his profession. 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About six months ago we began using Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and it acts like a charm. In a few minutes after the child takes if, he breathes easily and rests well. Every mother ought to know what m blessing I have found In Ayer's Cherry Pectoral." Mrs. Wm. C. Reid, Freehold,N. J., writes: "In our family, Ayer's medicines have been blessings for many years. In cases of Colds and Coughs, we take Ayer's Cherry Pectoral, and the inconvenience is soon forgotten." PREPARED BY T)r. J. C. Ayer & Co., Lowell, Mass. Bold by all Druggists. One must be born a Parsee, for, like the Brahmin, his sacred faith admits oi no proselyting. On puïlty as the foundation-stone is built the superstructure of his belief, and Zoroaster's three precepts, "good thoughts," "good words," "good deeds," are his rule of life. That he may be constantly reminded of his duty to move within the circle of these precepts, he wears his girdle triply coiled. A Parsee child should be born on the ground floor oi the house, that by humility at the beginning and correctness of after-life he may merit advancement, not only in this world, but ixj that which is tc come. When seven days old an astrologer is called upon to cast his nativity. He first gives a list of names that the child may bear, and allows the parents to choose one of them; then drawing a set of hieroglyphics with chalk on a wooden tablet, he predicts the future of the infant, which the relatives receive with i implicit faith and admiring reverence. , This document is cai'efully preserved among the family records, and often lias a marked influence on the afterlife. Having attained the age of about seven years, the first religious ceremony is performed, which makes the child an accountable being, and brings him into full fellowship of the faith of his fathers. The ceremony begins witfi an ablution for purification. The priest then invests him with the sacred girdle, and tying the cord around the waist, he pronounces a benediction, and throws slices of fruit, seeds, perfumes and spices upon the head. This kusti, or sacred cord, Is woven only by women of the priestly class, and is composed ot seventy-two white cotton threads, the number emblematic of the seventy-two chapters of the Yasna, a portion of the Zend-Avesta. Should the child die before the performance of this ceremony his soul is supposed to return to Ahura Mazda, from whom it came, as pure as when it entered the world, not having yet reached the age of moral accountability. Childhood is the usual time of marriage, though it is sometimes contracted beetwen grown-up people. To the parent« of the bride and groom, who make all arrangements, the event is one of absorbing interest, and is attended wfth much ceremony and display. The Parsee women hold an honorable position; they are allowed to appear in public, to mingle in society and to them is given full aharge of household affairs. Running out into the sea from the western part of Bombay Island rises Malabar hill, a picturesque ridge, terraced to the top, and covered with tropical trees and shrubs and flowers, among which are scattered the luxurious homes of the more wealthy residents of thé city, both Indian and European. The summit of this hill commands a view of surpassing beauty. At its foot, on the right, lies the seaside village of Breach Candy; on the left the city of. Bombay, with its beautiful bay and harbor studded with rocky islands," the blue water of the Arabian sea widening out in the distance on one side and the range of the Western Ghauts rising on the other, towering grandly to the height of six thousand feet and stretching along the line of the main-land coast as far as the eye can reach. There, in the midst of a garden of loveliness, where the silence seems sacred and every suggestion is one of peaceful rest, the Parsees have erected their Sagris, or Houses of Prayer, and the Towers of Silence in which they lay their dead. In the largest Sagri, with religious ceremony, they kindled years ago the sacred fire, which, being constantly fed with incense and fragrant wood, is never allowed to go out. The Parsees emphatically deny the common imputation that they worship fire, declaring that they hold it sacred, not as God, but only as a symbol of deity. Zoroaster taught that "earth, air and water should never be defiled by contact with putrefying flesh, but that the decaying particles of our bodies should be dissipated as rapidly as ossible in such a. way that neither iother Earth nor the beings she nourishes should be in the slightest degree contaminated." To the Dokhmas scarcely belongs the name of towers, so peculiar are their proportions. Built of black granite and covered with white chunam (a stucco made of calcined shells), they gleam among the luxuriant foliage like huge white cylinders of solid masonry. The largest of the five is about forty feet in diameter, and not more than twenty-five in height. The smallest and oldest was built by an ancestor of the Modi family more than two' hundred years ago, when the Parsees first settled in Bombay, and has been used only by his descendants. The second was erected in 1756, and the remaining three at intervals during the following century. Standing quite apart from the others is a sixth square tower, and here are brought the bodies of criminals, ostracized in death as in life, for their bones must not be allowed to touch those of good men. On the iron gates which guard the entrance to the" garden is a notice that only Parsees are allowed to enter the sacred precincts. Could we pass beyond the gates and approach one of the towers, we should find it to consist of solid masonry for some twelve or fifteen feet from the ground—solid eave in the center, where a well six feet-in diameter leads down to subterranean chambers beneath the stone, where are four drains crossing at ri^ht angles, and terminating in holes filled with charcoal. Th ' top of this solid cylindrical structure is divided into seventy-two compartments or stone coffins, arranged in tlireo circles around the well, their common center, fropa which the divisions radiate. Her« again we see i he sacred numbers threi and seventy-two. A narrow ridge ol stone separates them one from th< other, and each circle is divided fron: th& next by a pathway, the smallest lying around the well. Leading from thé single door which admits the Nasa salar, or corpse-bearers, from without, is another pathway crossing the others thus giving easy access to all the divi sions, in the outer circle of which ar*. laid the bodies of men, in the seconi those of wonjen, and in the third an< smallest those bf little children. Ris ing from this solid masonry, and join ing it in the same line, is a wall o parapet some ten feet high, also o stone covered with chunam, whicl quite conceals the interior from view After the solemn ceremonies conse crating the towers to their special usq only the corpse-b^nrcrs may enter, an< all other persons ure forbidden to ap proach within thirty feet, r-.^hgn. a. medical" attendant decide: that a Parsee can not recover, a pries w sent for, who approaches the bet and repeats various texts from th; Zend-Avesta calculated to aflord con solation to the dying man. Prayers are also said for the forgiveness of his sins. When he dies a funeral sermon is preached, exhorting the friends of the deceased to live pure and holy lives that they may meet him in paradise. They are reminded that they must one day be called from this world to the presence of God to give a full account of their deeds here, and as they do no' know how soon that may be they are urged to prepare for death, and to meet it with a resignation-and willingness. Riches, wealth, influence and friends have no avail in the next world. Those who desire to reach the eternal paradise, must spend their days here in holiness and prayer, and in doing good to their fellow-creatures. The sermon lasts about an hour, and concludes with the words: "May God have mercy on the dead!" The body is brought down to the ground-floor (where it was born), washed, perfumed, wrapped in a white sheet and placed upon all iron bier. A dog is brought to gaze at the dead face of his master to drive away evil spirits. Several priests attend and repeat prayers for the repose of the soul of the departed and that it may safely reace its destination, which it is supposed to do on the fourth day after death. The relatives and friends all bow low in token of respect, and the Nasasalar, clad in pure white garments (which are always furnished new for every funeral), raise the bier and bear the body from the house, while the mourners utter loud cries and lamentations. Priests in full dress lead the procession, in which are only the male friends and relatives of the deceased. They, too, are dressed in white, and walk two by two, each couple joined by holding a white handkerchief between them. When the bearers reach the path leading to the door of the tower, they place the bier upon the ground and uncover the face of the dead, that the friends may take a last look, and all reverently bow, after which the mourners turn back, and enter one of the Sagri, and pray for the departed spirit. The bearers proceed to the tower, and unlocking the door, carry their burden Vithin, and quickly lay it uncovered in ane of the stone receptacles. In two minutes they appear with the empty bier and white sheet, and thejjloor is no sooner closed behind them than numerous vultures, that have been sitting almost motionless in a.circle on the edge of the parapet, swoop down upon the body, and in a few minutes return and lazily settle themselves again, having left nothing behind but a skeleton. The bearers, on leaving the tower, proceed to a building shaped like a huge barrel, where they bathe and change their clothes, bringing out their polluted funeral garb and casting it aside upon a receptacle of stone prepared for this purpose. None of these garments can leave the garden, lest they cany contamination with them. The skeleton is left to be bleached and washed by sun and rain, and when three or four weeks have passed, tho same bearers return, and with gloved hands and instruments like tongs drop the bones into their last resting place, the central well. The peculiar duties of the Nasasalar are considered so inseparable from deiilojnent that, forming a distinct class, they are compelled to iive quite apart from the rest of the community, and as a partial compensation for their isolation they are liberally paid for their services.—Harper''A Bazar. How Hippo, Nebuchadnezzar's Chamber« ^ lain, Entertained His August Blaster. It came to pass on a certain night that the great King Nebuchadnezzar, having attended lodge, was aweary when he returned to the palace, and his mind was disquieted within him. He lay down upon his bed; but sleep fled from his eyes and slumber from bis eyelids. He, therefore, called untQ bis chamberlain, and said unto him: "My sleep goeth from me. Wherefore, I pray thee, tell me what to do that I may sleep, ere I hew thee into mincemeat, and make thy father's house a byword in this great city of Babylon." Now the chamberlain's name was Hippo. And Hippo was sore affrighted, and his knees smote together, and he said within himself: "What shall I do? For I am in sore plight. My master taketh in the town with the boys, an& straitway expeeteth me to reduce the abnormal exaggeration of his cranium." This he saith to himself. Then he speaketh aloud: "O, King, live forever! I will bring unto thee the daily Babylon Blowpipe, and read aloud the funny column thereof. So shalt thou be soothed, and thj sleep shall return unto thee again." Then spake Nebuchadnezzar: "Thou sayest well, O, Hippo! As 3 never read the papers, it will be amusing to me, doubtless." Then Hippo, the chamberlain, having brought the file, began to read, saying: "A horseman magnificently arrayed passed through this city this morning. He was clothed in a suit of armor oi solid gold, and his helmet of burnished gold was set with pr^bious stones exceeding rare. His l^rse was a priceless Arab of the purest blood. On inquiry he was found to be a plumber oi Damascus, come hither on his way home from his vacation." "Ha, ha, ha!" laughed Nebuchadnezzar; "how oft have I been charmed by these plumber jokes. When yet a liltle lad, my nurse did tell them to me —my nurse, Susanbee Anthonee. But read the next, O, Hippo!" And Hippo re&d: ' 'An aged man crawled slowly into the office of a Tigris street merchant yesterday, and handed a letter to the chief clerk, and the chief clerk carried it to his master. " 'Yes,' said the master, in astonishment: 'this is a reply to a letter I sent by a messenger boy fifty year since.' " 'Yes,' .remarked the man who brought it; I have now brought you the answer.' " "What!" exclaimed Nebuchadnezzar, in glee: "doth the messenger boy joke still live? How well I remember reading it in the 'Annals of tiie Ark.' I believe Noah told it first. But read some CIRCUATION,.............1,500 The columns of the Orescent will be open for brief discussions on current topics, but the editor will not hold himself responsible for the opnions of correspondents. PITH AND POINT. T^r<!» Simple Methods Which Have Stood Successful Tests. Vinegar-making is a very simple process. Almost any sweet liquid, if left exposed to the action of the atmosphere for a few weeks, will change to acetic acid. An old recipe is as follows: "Expose a mixture of one part of brown sugar by weight with seven parts of wnter and some yeast, in a cask whose bung-hole is only slightly covered over, as by a piece of gauze pasted down to keep out insects, for some weeks to the action of the atmosphere and sim. Ths addition of a few grape, vine leaves will hasten fermentation and improve the quality of the vinegar." Vinegar makes much faster in summer than in winter unless kept in a heated room. Another method is to use potato water. "Take a quantity of potatoes, wash them till thoroughly clean, then place in a large kettle and boil till done. Drain off the water carefully, straining if necessary in order to remove every particle of the potato. Put this clean potato water in a clean cask, which should be kept in a warm place, and add one pound of sugar to each ten quarts of water, and some hop yeast. In three or four weeks an excellent quality of vinegar may^be expected. If potatoes are scarce the water from each day's boiling for table use may be saved. Another recipe which was tested in the editor's family last winter and found good, is to take one quartrof common field corn, picked over and washed clean, then put up in a pan or pail and cover with warm water. Let it stand on the back of a warm stove all night. In the morning, when the stove is hot, set the dish with the corn over the lire aud lot it boil several times, at least till the grains burst open, keeping the corn constantly covered with water. Then strain off the water and add to it till you have three gallons. To each gallon add three-quarters ot a pound of brown sugar. If you have a little "mother" that has formed on other vinegar add a little of that and set in a warm placo in open vessels or casks with the bungs out. In a few weeks you wil} have good vinegar at a low cost.—N. E. Farmer. CRUSHING A DUDE. A STRANGE SAIL. Curious Appearance of the Gigantic SworA. fish of the Indian Ocean. In the warm waters of the Indian Ocean a strange mariner is found thai has given rise to many curious tales among the natives of the coast thereabout. They tell of a wonderful sail often seen in the calm seasons preceding the terrible hurricanes that course over those waters. Not a breath then disturbs the water, the sea rises and falls like a vast sheet of glass; suddenly the sail appears, glistening with rich purple and golden hues and seemingly driven along by a mighty wind. On it comes, quivering and sparkling as if bedecked with gems, but only to disappear as if by magic. Many travelers had heard with unbelief the strange tale; but one day the phantom craft actually appeared to the crew of an Indian steamer, and as it passed by under the stern of the vessel, the queer "sail" was seen to belong, to a gigantio sword-fish, now known as the sailor-, fish. The sail was really an enormously developed dorsal fin that was over ten feet high, and was richly colored with blue and iridescent tints; andas the fish swam along on or near the surface of the wateij^h is great fin naturally waved to and fro, so that from a distance it could easily be mistaken for a curious sail. Some of these fishes attain a length of over twenty feet and have large, crescent-shaped tails, and long, swordlike snouts, capable of doing great damage. In the Mediterranean Sea, a sword-fish is found that also has a high fin, but it does not equal the great sword-fish of the Indian Ocean.—C. F. Holder, in St. Nicholas. more!" And Hippo read: "A damsel residing near the Sheep Gate was seen emerging from the front door a few mornings since. She carried a tablespoon, which she laid carefully on the curbstone. " 'What do ye with the spoon?' asked her father. " 'Sir!' she replied: 'it is that the iceman may have where to place our sup ply of ice.' " "Good!" exclaimed the King; "mj grandfather was addicted to jusl such pleasantries with the ice-man. Lei us havo some more!" Hippo saw thai his master was getting somew'hat sleepy. So he saith: "The next, O, King, is in regard to $ goat, and depicteth him in the act o; making a meal from chcus posters." "Ah!" said Nebuchadnezzar; "the goat survives, too, does he? I used tc read just such things when I was a boy. in an almanac a thousand years old, preserved in my cabinet of curiosities. What is the next one about?" "The mule, O, King." "Read it not, for the possible jests or the mule and his ' hinder hoofs are eu raved on the obelisks of ancient Egypt; Vhat are the others about?" "The next treateth of .ice-cream; the one.following mentioneth base-ball umpires in a trilling manner, and the lasf speaketh flippantly of a mother-in-law. '' But Hippo read none of them aloud, for, even as he spoke, Nebuchadnezzat fell into a deep sleep, from which he did. not awake until next day at eleven o'clock, railroad time. — Win. H. Siviter, in Puck. He Lived by Stealing. Bluff Lawyer—Were you ever iu jail? Witness—No, sir. "You were never arrested for theft?" "Never, Sir." "Come now, you can't say that you never stole any thing?" "Well, no, I can't." "Ah, I thought so! In fact you have stolen a good deal." "Y-e-s." "You make vour living bv stealing. Now don't yon?" "For the last three years, sir." "Do you hear that, "gentlemen of the jury? A creditable witness, indeed Quite frank, however. You admit that you make your living by stealing?" "Yes, sir. I belong to the 'Oriocs,' I steal bases."—Philadelphia Call. How Uncle Phil Armour Salted a Two-Legged Hos:. Millionaire Phil Armour has a pleasant custom of buying a suit of clothes once a year for each of his office employes. This year all but one of the boys visited a certain tailor on the South side and were measured for suits ranging in price from $30 to $35. The exception was a dude, who scorned the selections made by his colleagues. He wanted something gorgeous and tight-fitting. After pawing over the fashion plates of the tailor he finally selected a piece of goods which would cost $125 to. build into garments. When the tailor, a few weeks later, sent his itemized bill into the big pork packer the latter made inquiries for the purpose of finding out whether this yoilng man with such aesthetic taste was really so unfortunate as to have to work. "Is he at work in any of our departments?" Mr. Armour asked, turning to one of his lieutenants. "Yes; he works in the-room," was the reply. ,4 EIi, eh: has he drawn his money for this month?" "No, sir; not yet." "Well, then, go get his salary and give it to me, and tell him I want to see himatonae." When the dude tripped up to the millionaire the latter cleared his throat and said: "Young man, I like to have my clerks consider themselves on an equality with one another. In looking over the tailor's bill I find that you rate yourseli S90 higher than the figures your colleagues place upon themselves. As 1 see no tangible proof of your great worth to this establishment, it gives me much satisfaction to present to you your month's salary together with my estimate of your value—your dismissal from my service. Remember, I'm an expert on hogs and know how to salt them."—Chicago Herald. —We are thinking seriously of establishing a poet's corner. It will ba connected by a trap-door with the basement.—Burlington Free Press. —"Spirit," says Emerson, "primarily means wind.'' Now we understand why a windy harrangue is referred to as a spirited address.—Boston Transcript, . —A man must look up and be hopeful, says an exchange. How can ha* 'with three plumbers working in the cellar and his wife housecleaning.-—Day's Outinq. —A poet has discovered that it is always summer somewhere. Yes, and there is always a poet around to discover something that everybody always knew.—Philadelphia Call. —Book Agent—Councilman, don't you want to buy an encyclopedia today? City Father—What do I want with such a thing? I'd break my neolc the fyrst time I rode it.—Chicago Ledger. —Isaac, instructing his son: "Ven you zell a coat to a man vot vanta a coat, dot's nodding; but, ven you zell a coat to a man vot don't vant a coat, dot's peeziness, my boy."— N. Y. Mail. —An editor with nine unmarried daughters was recently made justly indignant by the misconstruction his contemporaries put upon his able leader on "The Demand for More Men."— Peck's Sun. —Young man, it is well enough to ba neat and tasteful in your dress, but it is better to be more concerned as to the social set in which you move than about the set of your coat or pantaloons. — Boston Transcript. —"I hate that man!" exclaimed Mrs, Upperbea. "I'd like to make his life miserable.'' "Tell you what," said her husband warmly, "I'll send the villain an invitation to your musicale. We'll torture him."—Burdette. —Some one is said to have invented a substance that can be seen through more clearly than glass. We don't know what it can be unless it is a man's excuse to his wife for not returning home before 2 a. m.—New Haven News. -A down-town druggist has a parrot which he has taught to say "What a pretty girl!" whenever a woman, young or old, enters his store, and they do say that a poor, weak man can hartf-ly get into the store to buy a cigar on a fine afternoon..—Philadelphia Call. —Farmer—Maria, there's a tramp sleeping in the wood-pile. Farmer's wife—Well, let him alone. He won't disturb anything—Yes, but he may have a nightmare ana get up and split it all up. I couldn't stand the shock, Maria. Guess I'd better wake him.—Tid-Bits. —"Ann," said a landlady to her new girl, "when there's bad news, particularly private'afflictions, always let the boarders know it before dinner. It may seem strange to you, Ann, but such things make a great difference in the eating in the course of a year."—N.' Y. Telegram. ALL ABOUT" LACROSSE. A GREAT PUZZLE. Sara Wanted an Earthquake. "Oh, Miss Brown, who wa. ; ; that verj homely young lady you were with this afternoon?" "That sir? That was my sister." "Oh—ah—I—I beg ten thousand pardons! I ought to have noticed the great resemblance! Thatis—that is—" , Then he wished an earthquake would j happen right then and there.—N. Y. | Bun. i —A curious law case is likely to result in Freiburg, Switzerland, from the theft committed by an elephant in Kleeberg's menagerie, who, being in the habit of rummaging the pockets of visitors for delicacies, incautiously abstracted the pocket-book of one of them. The pocket-book and most of its contents were recovered, but two bank notes of fifty francs seem to have fallen a prey to the elephant's appetite. An Unearned Reputation. Featherlv was blowing his tea to coo: it off while Bobby regarded him with intense interest. "What's the matter, Robert?" said, the old man. "Don't you know that i is very impolite to stare at a person ii that way? "Huh?" responded Bobby. "Yot said he was the biggest blower in town He can't blow any harder'n lean.'"-N. Y. Sun. The Arithmetical Problem Which a toga 3Iaguate Failed to Solve. There is one summer boarder at Saratoga who, if not of the social swim, is in it, and has never failed to be present during the season for the past thirtj years. He is known as the old popcorn man. Men may come and men may go, and women too, but he apparently goes on forever. He is lop-sided and lafcie, talks with a. drawl, and is as homely as a hedge-fence, but clean and neat in his appearance. His voice is a cross between a sick cat an<J a fog-horn, as it begins with tremendous volumes, but sinks into a crescendo-diminuendo, thc-n dies in an exasperating silence. His refrain is always the same: "Po-p-cor-n, Nice po-p-co-rn, F-r-e-s h p-o-p-corn." "Jim, how much is your pop-corn?" said a swell one day. j "S-h-i-l-l-in' erpint, Po-p-c-o-r-n nice p-o-p-c-o-r-n!" he bawled. "Now, Jim," continued the swell, "how much does a pint of pop-corn come to at a shilling a quart?" "L-o-o-k in y-o-u-r own jograffy! P-o-p-c-o-r-n, nice p-o-p-c-o-r-n!" yelled the old man. One day ho appeared at the door oi the Union Hotel just as a lady of severe social distinction was coming out: "M-i-s' B-r-o-w-n,oh M-i-s' B-r-ow-n," he stammered, "kin yer 'rithmetic?'* Then he showed her a piece oi shingle on which a long sum was done in chalk. '-I ke-a-r-n-t m-a-a-kc itrout!" he said in a troubled voice. "I-I k-e-r-n-t m-a-a-ke ©ut heow much a p-pound oi p-pork comes to at t-t ten cents a pound!' : —Detroit Free Press. Following Instructions. Mamie—Now,Tommy, don'tbeapig You've got my cake and yours, too. I'l just run and tell ma. Tommy—Go on, tattle-tale! Ma won' do no thin'. Mamie—You just bet she will when : tell her. Tommy—She won't, neither. Onl» this mornin' she tole me I always mus •take your part. So, smarty[—Rambler. —Frank B. Graham and Lottie Pellegrini, of Atlanta, wsnted to marry, bul her parents said "No." So Frank and , Lottie went to the park and sat down i and waited till a friend brought a cler- : gy man. Then, not rising, for fear oi 1 attracting the atteiiuon of tho maaj (passing pedestrians, they joined hands, 'the ceremony was performed, the min-' ister gave them some good advice and 'walked away, and the bride wenfctohei 'home and the groom to his. Three oi 'four days later Lottie's parents heard ol : all this and told her to bring her husband home and be just as happy as she could be.—N. Y. Sun. —Pride is the summer of character, :because it goeth before a fall.—White-kzM Times. An Indian Game Which Has Become Popular in All Parts of the World. There is no doubt that this game is of Indian origin. It was first seen by Europeans when the French explored the territory along the St. Lawrence river and the great lakes, in the seventeenth century. Among the Algonquin Indians the game was not merely a recreation, but a training school for young warriors, and they played it on the grassy meadows in the summer time, and on the ice in winter. They used a ball of stuffed skin, and a bat like a hickory stick with a net of reindeer hide attached to the curved part of it. The best-known Indian name oi the game was baggataway. Its present name was given to it by the Freinch settlers oi Canada, because of the similarity of the stick used in the game, in shape, to a Bishop's crosier. Lacrosse was adopted as a game by tho white residents of Canada some forty years ago, but it did gain much popularity till about 1860, when the Montreal Club was organized; The game was first played in England m 1867, when a gentleman of Montreal took eighteen Indian players, of the Caughnawaga tribe, thither, who played it before large assemblies. The result was the organization of a number of Lacrosse clubs in England and Scotland, and the game is now very popular there. It was first introduced "into the United States about three years later and the first club in this country was the Mohawk Lacrosse Club of Troy, N. Y. In 1879 the National Lacrosse Association was organized here. It would be impossible? in our brief space, to give any synopsis of the rules of the game; these must be learned from a book on the subject, but we will outline briefly how tho game is played. There are twenty-four contestants, twelve on each side, with the captains (not necessarily players) two umpires and a referee. The twenty-four players are each provided with a crosse. The two captains are not allowed to carry a crosse, their official work on the field being simply to "coach" the players. At each end of the field of play stands a goal, consisting of two posts, six feet high and six feet apart. These goals must be. a$ least 125 yards apart, otherwise there is no restrictive rule on the length and with of the field. The Indians used a much larger field than any used in the game as adopted by white ball-players. The ball, which is of rubber, should weigh not over four ounces nor measure more than eight inches in circumference. The theory of the game is merely that each side strives to send the ball through the goal of the other side, and the side that does this the most times within a specified period wins the match. The players on each side stand at certain fixed points. The ball must not be handled in any way; it must be picked up, carried or thrown only by means of the crosse. This implement, as now used, is a bent stick covered with netting.—Chicago Ocean. Inter- Fattening Swine. Some years ago it wts the custom among farmers to keep their pigs over winter and fatten them the next fall. They would sell them during the winter, when they were from eighteen to twenty months old, at which time they were cr-peeted to weigh from 450 to 500 pound», - Now it is found that a good spring p:g can be made to weigh about 300 pounds the next winter, if well cared for and pioperly fed, and where this weight is reached it is plainly to bo seen which plan is the more profitable. The vounger the pig is, the less food it takes" to make a pound of weight, and ; the food that would be required for the older hog the second year can much more profitably be given to a younger animal, as any farmer can find by trying the experiment.—National Livestock Journal,
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