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Bellefonte, Pa., Oct. 4, 1895.
—1It is never too late to kill the
weeds. They are producing seed at
this time and every one that is destroy-
ed means the destruction of hundreds
in the spring.
—As the late summer is the season
for budding, many a good-for-nothing
fruit tree may be transformed into
something worth having by the process
—The fairs are good places to root
out prejudice and long, deep-set ideas.
The wise farmer realizes that he can
not afford to miss a good thing so he
attends the fairs.
—Do not burn brush during a dry
period. The risk to the farm build.
ings is greater than the advantages to
be gained. Many large fires are start-
ed by burning brush.
—The hens that have moulted are
the best for winter laying. Do not
* sell off the old hens that have done
good service, as they will continue to
exceed the average number of eggs un-
til aged. —~
—Clean off the asparagus bed before
the seeds are fully matured, if
possible, then spread manure over the
bed. Use as much as may be prefer:
red, as the result next epring depends
on the fertility of the plot.
—The hedge may be trimmed in the
fall. This work is often postponed un-
til epring and until rather late in the
geason, or perhaps not done at all if
crops require attention. The surest
plan is to do the trimming in the fall.
—The peach crop brought better
prices this season than for many years,
although the crop was not short. The
good prices were due to the large pro-
portion taken by canners, and also to
better facilities for distributing the
—Now is the time to clean the wells
while the water is low. On some
farms the well is never cleaned, yet it
is one of the most important duties
that can be performed, as the health
of the family and of the stock depends
upon pure water.
—Although the admonition to dairy
men to get rid of the scrub cow is very
frequently given, yet she can be seen
on many of the farms operated by ex-
perienced dairymen, but she costs an
enormous sum every season to those
who still believe in her.
—If the young trees that were set
out appear to be injured by dry weath-
er it will pay to pour water around
them even if it must be hauled at ex-
tra cost. Give them an opportunity to
stand until the rains come and they
will need but little care this year.
—Subsoiling to the depth of 16 to
18 inches allows the snows and rains
of winter and spring to soak into
the soil, instead of running away. As
soils can take up from 30 to 50 per
cent. of their weight in water, a large
amount is stored for the use of plants
in dry weather.
—An excellent fertilizer for grape
vines is to break bones into pieces and
mix them with unleached wood ashes,
keeping the mixture damp with soap-
suds. Dig around the vines and use
the mixture liberally. The bones
alone, buried around the vines, are ex-
—Whether the raising of horses be-
comes profitable or not, the horses most
serviceable to the farmer are those he
raises on the farm, provided he breeds
for the kind he prefers. Disposition,
constitution, capacity and perfection in
any degree can be best secured by
breeding for those qualities.
—Those who keep but one cow and
save the cream until a sufficiency has
accumulated for churning, will not
suceeed in making choice butter, as it
is a mistake to mix the old and new
cream. This is a fact that is frequent-
ly overlooked, and has been the cause
of more failures than anything else.
—There will be buta few choice lots
of large sweet potatoes grown in this
region, owing to the extremely dry sea-
son, but the quality will perhaps be
better and prices high. The general
- yield is far below the average, and
those who have been so fortunate as to
have fair crops will find a ready mar-
ket without the necessity of storing
them for winter.
—When a cow is dry she should not
receive heavy rations of grain. Hay
and fodder, with a small proportion
of bran, is better than concentrated
food, as such cows are non-producers,
and if fed too heavily will become. fat,
a condition which is not very favora-
ble at the calving period, milk fever
often resulting when the cow is too fat
—The most useless stock that can
be kept during the winter is a Jot of
cockerels, They simpiy use food and
take up the room required in the poul-
try honse by hens and pullets. They
seldom bring over six cents a pound in
market when matured and should be
sold when they weigh five pounds’ per
pair, at which age they bring the best
—The majority of farmers prefer to
use manure and seldom resort to the
use of fertilizers, They cannot pro-
duce sufficient manure for a large farm
and manure one field a year. The plan
is excellent, but they lose time by not
using fertilizers on those fields where
no manure has beed shplied. Manure
is recommended by all experienced far-
mers and experimenters, but it is a
scarce article compared with the area
of land to be covered, unless there is a
number of animals kept on the farm.
Fertilizers can be profitably applied
with or without munure, and will more
than pay for their cost.
Does it strike the average man that
everything in this age is overdone—
severely overdone ? If we begin with
newspapers we find this to be remark-
ably the case. Our blanket sheets are
a monstrocity that have come into ex-
istence within a few years under the
high pressure system on which we do
everything. They are not properly
newspapers, with a terse, readable con-
densation of the news, but great vol-
umes of details of politics, love and
crime, so watered as to be almost with-
out point. Take up a country news-
paper, whether published at the coun-
try town or a cross roads, and every
event is spun out and watered to the
extent that makes the narration of the
event almost ridiculous. As part of
the same system of overdoing what-
ever a newspaper takes up, the sim-
plest happening is introduced with
great head lines, and stretched out un-
til so thin it will hardly bold together.
Nowadays the value of an article is
estimated by its length, and few, if any
of our modern writers imitate the terse
style of Addison and his com-
peers, when much in little, was
the rule. In public speaking he
is considered the most eloquent man,
who rants and talks the loudest; and
the smarter if he indulge in expressions
his audience do not comprehend or
understand. This overdoing runs
through the whole routine of life. We
find in it the style of living by people
living beyond their means ; it creeps in
to dress, many men and women putting
all they earn, or nearly so, on their
back, to appear well to the pnblic eye ;
young men and young women especial-
ly, often offending at the expense of
good taste, to say nothing of the purse.
This is a fast age in every sense, and
nothing like it has been seen since our
ancestors peopled these western shores.
Go into our large cities where the ex:
tent to which life is overdone will
strike every one at a glance; where
wealth is rolled up by the million ; the
dwellings are palaces. more befitting
the nabobs we read of in the fabled
stories of the East than for the homes
of citizens of a Republic ; the inmates
are arrayed in silks and satins and fine
linens and fare sumptously every day.
The vulgar display of wealth we see on
every hand is one of the most disgust-
ing features of the age we live in and
does a vast deal to repress what is
really good. Not only does this sys-
tem of overdoing things on land, but is
found on the sea. Men keep their
yachts, great steamers, fitted up like
floating palaces, aod in them they sail
to the ends of the earth to find some:
thing new to cater to their tastes, the
ordinary and sensible enjoyments of
life having palled on their sensual
palates. Even the governments of the
world are greatly overdoing things in
building navies, Their ships are huge
leviathans with the solidity of land
fortifications, as a rule too unwieldy
and difficult to handle, when much
lighter vessels, armed with far-reach-
ing guns, would be more destructive to
an enemy’s commerce. The overdoing
process has reached our public schools,
and leads to cramming the pupil’s
heads with a smattering of many
branches, and a critical knowledged of
none. We doubt if pupils who now
leave our schools are as equipped to
work their way in life as were their
grandfathers, who graduated on Com-
Iy’s Spelling Book and Grammar,
Pike's Arithmetic, Mensuration, the
English Reader and Gummere’s Sur-
veying. The children of this age leave
school grounded in ologies, but defi-
cient in practical education. ~ But a
change will come ; there will be a
reaction, for there is too much good
sense in the” American people not to
correct an evil when they see it. The
only question is will they see it in time
to save the body politic and society. It
was the overdoing procees that paved
the way for Rome's downfall.
——Considerable interest centres on
the fast runs being made on American
and British railways. Some record
breaking speed is being made. A New
York Central train recently ran from
New York to Buffalo, a distance of
436} miles, in 414} minutes. The Lon-
don and Northwestern Railway ran a
train from Euston station, London to
Aberdeen, Scotland, a distance of 540
miles, in 510 minutes.
The Empire State express from New
York to Buffalo travels 440 mriles daily
on a schedule of 8 hours and 40 min-
utes. The London and Northwestern
railway runs a train daily from London
to Perth, 450 miles, on the same time
schedule as the Empire State express.
The Great Northern railway runs a
train from London to Dundee, 452
miles, on a schedule of 8 hours, 47 min-
utes. These three trains are the fastest
regular passenger trains in the world.
——Another short cranberry harvest
is the wail from the swamps of New
Jersey and it will be unfortunate if true.
A good crop covers about a million
bushels, but last year only 410,000 bush-
els reached the market and 640,000 is
the estimate for this year. Of this ag-
gregate the Cats Cod country furnishes
two-thirds. be Western sections
where cranberry bogs prevail generally
meet the home demand and do not draw
on the East. There is money in cran-
berry bogs when prices run at $2 and $3
a bushel, as they did last year, winding
up as high as $4 and $5 when the fruit
became scarce. But figures will not run
that high this year.
——A leiter to the Chicago Record
from Shanghai, China, dated August
27, says that 400 deaths a day from
cholera are reported in the native city
of Shanghai, and since August 1 eight-
teen foreigners have died of the disease.
‘We have already published some intel-
ligence from Japan concerning the
ravages of the same disease among
——Sandstone— Weren't you dancing
with Miss Calloway last night ?
Fiddleback--Yes. How did you
“I saw her going into a chiropodist’s
Denver Under Its September Snow.
Hardly any comparison would be too
wild to use in describing the foliage
littered city as it looked yesterday
morning. Not a street where trees
grew but was strewn with green sprays
torn branches, and in many instances
balf grown trees, snapped off almost at
their base. On Capitol Hill, Highlands
and the other wooded districts the dam-
age to shade trees is comparatively ir-
reparable, for it will be years before
some of the ruined trees can be replaced
in the stature and beauty it held before
the lead-like cope of snow bore them to
the ground or totally disfigured them.
Where the trees were tall and the
tops had snapped off, a very fantastic
effect was produced. Glancing along
one of the streets or avenues where this
had occurred, the dismantled trees
looked like a double row of over polite
courtiers caught in the act of bowing to
each other. Nearly always the foliage
drooped outward, with the branches
that had been topmost before the snow
weighted them down touching the mud
or snow on the ground.
Evergreens and cottonwoods pulled
through the night in better shape than
all others, although plenty of tough cot-
tonwoods were shorn of their gnarled
wiry boughs, and in some cases big
trees were riven into two or more sec-
tions, as though lightning had blasted
them. In private grounds the most
costly and beautiful shade trees were
the first to go down. There was no
wind to speak of .at the trees simply
split and splintere.. under the weight of
their snowy coats.— Denver Times.
A Jealous Girl's Shot.
WasHINGTON, C. H., O., Sept. 29.—
Lida Hargrave, of this place, shot and
badly wounded Daisy Redman, of Col-
umbus, here late last night. Miss Red-
man and Miss Hargrave attended a fes-
tival last evening. A young man, who
‘had heen paying attentions to Miss Har-
grave, started to accompany Miss Red-
man home. This aroused the jealously
of Miss Hargrave. She procured a re-
volver, followed the couple, and shot
Miss Redman in the shoulder. The girl
was arrested late at night at her
The offering of prizes of agricultural
fairs for the yokes of oxen drawing the
heaviest loads, with the accompanying
whipping, yelling and strain on the
unfortunate animals, is almost as bar-
barous as the Spanish and Mexican
bullfights, and ought to be denounced
by every humane man, whether he
claims to be a Christian or npot.— Our
——Grace Greenwood, who, fifty
years ago, was the popular editor and
proprietor of & magazine, is living in
Washington, where she continues to
write and give public readings. Her
bouse is a social center in the Capital
City, and she holds annual receptions
at her home which are ranked among
the important society events of the sea-
son. Her pen name of Grace Green-
wood seems to have been a happily des-
criptive selection, though she is less
widely known as the wife of the pub-
—— According to the will of the late
H. O. Houghton, his interest in the
publishing house of Houghton, Mifflin
& Co. isto continue, and each of his
children is to share alike in the profits ;
$10,000 is given in trust to each of his
three daughters, the earnings of which
they are to devote to the benefit of the
‘‘worthy poor’’ of Cambridge. At their
death their descendants are to carry on
the work forever. The remainder ot
his property is equally divided among
——The Pittsburg Press Cadets, a
military company for boys, organized
by Mr. Thomas J. Keenan, Jr., of the
Pittsburg Press, will visit the Cotton
State and International Exposition on
Pennsylvania Day. They will be en-
tertained in Atlanta by the Hibernian
Rifles, one of the crack military organi-
zations of the city, and will be review-
ed by Governor Hastings ot Pennsyl-
vania, at the front of the building of
that State on the grounds.
——Says Governor Evans, of South
Carolina, says he :***God Almighty nev-
er intended that the blackbird or the
crow should ever soar up to the moun-
tain top where the white eagle alone
builds her nest and rears her brood.”
Nature never intended the brow that is
fitted for cap and bells should wear a
Gubernatorial hat, but somehow or
other things don’t go according to
brain under the palmettos.
——XKlizabeth Cady Stanton objects
to the title ‘old maid’’ baing longer ap-
plied to an elderly unmarried woman.
In these days ot the’'new” woman she
holds the title unproper. ‘* She wants an
unmarried woman to be called a ‘‘bach-
Nae and not 8 woman bachelor at
The Tallest Structures,
A Water Works Tower in Cleveland Taller Than
the Washington Monument.
The tallest chimney was built at Port
Dundas, Glasgow, Scotland, 1857 to
1859, for F. Townsend. Itis the high.
est chimney in the world (454 feet),
and one of the loftiest masonry struct-
ures in existence. It is, independent of
its size, one of the best specimens of
substantial, well-made brick work in
existence. In Europe there are only
two church steeples that exceed this
structure in height—namely, that of the
Cologne Cathedral (510 feet), and that
of the Strasburg Cathedral (468 feet).
The great Pyramid of Gizeh was origi-
nally 480 feet, although not so high at
present. The United States outtops
them all with its Washington Monu-
ment, 550 feet high, and the tower of
the Philadelphia Public Buildings,
which is 537 feet high.
The Eiffel Tower, at Paris, France,
surpasses’ all other terrestrial metal
structures with its altitude of nearly
one thousand feet. The “Great Tow-
er,” for London, England, in course of
construction from designs of Mr. Henry
Davey, C. E., will outtop all metal
structures, being built of steel, and its
extreme height will be 1250 feet when
The highest and most remarkable
metal chimney in the world is erected
at the imperial foundry at Halsbrucke,
near Frieberg, in Saxony. The height of
structure is 452.6 feet, and 15.74 feet in
internal diameter, and is situated on the
right bank of Mulde, at an elevation of
219 feet above that of the foundry works
so that its total height above the sea is
10 less than 711.75 feet. The works
are situated on the left bank of the riv-
er, and the furnace gasses are conveyed
across the river to the chimney on a
bridge through a pipe 3227} feet in
The highest artificial structure in
America is the water works tower at
Eden Park, Cincinnati, O. The floor
of the tower, reached by elevators; is
525 feet above the Ohio River. The
base is 404 feet above the stream. If
the height of the elevator shaft.be add-
ed to the observation floor the grand
total height is 589 feet.
The highest office building in the
world is the Manhattan Life Insurance
Company of New York city ; its height
above the sidewalk is 847 feet, and its
foundations go down 53 feet below the
same being 20 feet below the tidewater
level, making a total of 400 feet. The
foundations consist of fifteen masonry
piers, and are carried by the same num-
ber of steel caissons. The latter were
sunk to bedrock by the pneumatic proc-
ess. The cantilever system was used
for the foundations.— From Machinery.
Explorer Peary Safe.
Brought to St. John's by the Relief Steamer,
Kite.—Erpedition Was Partly a Failure.—
Party Had Been 30 Hours Without Food
When the Kite Arrived.
St, Jouxs, Sept. 22,—The Peary re-
lief steamer, Kite, arrived here yester-
day afternoon, bringing Peary, Lee
and Heneon eafe home.
When the Kite reached Whale
sound on August, Peary, Hugh J. Lee
and their colored seryant, Matt Hen-
son, were waiting for it. The party
bad only ten days previously returned
from their great overland expedition,
which had proved a comparative fail-
ure, as there were not enough men in
the party to accomplish any bold ven-
ture. They were further deterred from
any great undertakings by the insuffi-
ciency of food supply. In this respect
this year’s work was but a repetition
of last year’s failure, although the
weather experienced was much more
favorable this year than last. The
party had been without food for 36
hours when the Kite arrived.
CHO00SING A HUSBAND. —
“Of beauty just enongh to bear inspection ;
Of candor, sense and wit, a good collection ;
Enough of love for one who needs protection.”
Excellent resolve ladies, and let the
—THE— | Buy your boy
a suit that is posi-
NEPTUNE |tively water-
ANTI-PLUE Fou guaranteed.
Your money back
if they do notdo
We are Sole Agents all we claim for
for Centre County. them.
THE MRS. JANE HOPKINS
ph All pants made
BOYS double knees and
AND | buttons and pat-
| ent seams consid-
CHILDRENS | ered by all mer-
chants the best
CLOTHING. | children’s cloth-
| ing made.
“HIGH ART” BRAND
CLOTHING.... | MENS
.--Tr7AT Firs. CLOTHING.
The make and style are not
only as good, but better than any
made by Centre county merchant
WE CAN The great fat
fellows; tall, slim
husband see thatthe wife, who has 2
linked her life with his, possesses sound pt ALL ae or the rege
sense and good judgment. If she suf- Noe man
fers from nervous debility, or uterine ALL SORTS Look at these
Tn as alas’ so many do, let her goods. It will
manifest her good sense by using Dr. F MEN. [pay vou.
Pierce’s Favorite Prescription, which D |p y
bas nevar been known to fail in such
cases. It is the only remedy so sure in
results that it can be sold on trial. See
Shirin wrapped around each bot-
Business Notice. ee Se are
Jar it HOWARD HATS esive
Children Cry or Pitcher’s Castoria.
When baby was sick, we gave her Castoria,
When she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
When she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
When she had .Children, she gave them
Take a small quantity of Cottolene and a little cream ; warm in a fry-
ing pan. Break 6 eggs in it and stir until slightly cooked. Serve hot.
Use not more than two-thirds as much Cottolene as you would butter and be sure that you
do not overheat it before dropping in the eggs. This is always essential in cooking with
Genuine Cottoline is sold everywhere in tins with trade marks—*Cotfolene"
and steer's head in cotton-plant wreath—on every tin. Made only by
THE N. K. FAIRBANK COMPANY, CHICAGO and 132 N, Delaware Ave., Philadelphia.
Clothiers and Outfitters.
oR THE NEXT THIRTY
Ranging in Price from
$7.75 up to $10, $15, $20, $25
OLD PRICES OF —
After that time Prices will be forced to
conform with the unprecedented raise >
in the cost of Harness Leather.
$400.00 WORTH OF FLY-NETS.
AT THE OLD PRICE.
Persons desiring harness and fly-nets
should buy now before the prices
BELLEFONTE, PA. 3337
THAT CAN BE MADE
It gives a Brilliant Light.
It will not Smoke the Chimney.
It will Not Char the Wick.
It has a High Fire Test.
It does Not Explode.
It is without an equal
AS A SAFETY FAMILY OIL
We stake our reputation as refiners that
IT I8 THE BEST OIL IN THE WORLD
Ask your dealer for it. Trade supplied
THE ATLANTIC REFINING CO.
; Bellefonte, Pa.
39 37 ly
ARM FOR SALE.—A most ex-
cellent farm of'178 acres well located,
good buildings, plenty of water, well fenced
and within a tew rods of railroad station, can
be purchased at a bargain by applying to
JOHN P. HARRIS.
39 46 tf. 1st Nat. Bank Bellefonte.
ET AN EDUCATION.—Educa-
tion and fortune go hand in hand.
Get an education at the Central State Normal
School, Lock Haven, Pa. First-class accom-
modations and low rates. State aid to stu-
dents. For illustrated catalogue address
JAMES ELDON, Ph. D., Principal.
39-45-1y Lock Haven, Pa
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in a can with removable lid, the contents are
always ready for use. Will make the best per.
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ing. Itisthe best for cleansing waste pipes,
disinfecting sinks, closets, washing bottles,
paints, trees, ete.
PENNA. SALT M'F’G CO.
40 20 6m Gen. Agts., Phila., Pa.
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The only safeand always reliable relief for
Ladies. Accept no worthless and dangerous
imitations. Save money and guard health by
taking nothing but the only genuine and orig-
inal Wilcox Compound Tansy Pills, price $2.00,
in metal boxes bearing shié ade mark, all
druggists. Send 4 . cts, for Woman's Safe
Guard, securely mailed.
W1LCOX SPECIFIC CO.,
40-20 228 South Eighth street, Phila., Pa.
PEesoxs TO TRAVEL
WANTED.—Several faithful gentle-
men and ladies ‘to travel for an established
SALARY $780.00 AND EXPENSES.
Position permanent if suited; also increase
State reference and enclose self-addressed
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There is no style of work, from the cheapes’
Dodger” to the finest
but you can get done inthe most satisfactory
manner, and at
Prices consistent with the class of work
by calling or communicating with this office