Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 24, 1891, Image 1

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Full Again.
We mean our wall paper de
partment, full t :id overflowing
with our imm > w and choice
stock of paper • gings. You
must help us o .i, we haven't
room for half our goods, until
you relieve us of some of them.
We have the choicest selec
tion of patterns in every grade
from Brown Blanks at 10 cts
to Gilts at from 20 cts to $1
per double bolt.
Examine our Stock.
J. H. Douglass,
Near Postotißce, Butler Pa
Robes and Blankets
[124 N. MainlSt,
Butler, Pa
The largest and most
complete line of* robes,
blankets, harness,
whips, trunks, and
valises, and at lowest
prices in Butler, is al
ways be found at
Saturday, April 4,
Al No. 120, S. Main 8t
found in a first class clothing ■ton.
, Give os a call on Satordry, April
4th whether yon wish to boy or not,
we will take pleasure in showing
120 H. Main St.
Butler, Pa.
Secured the ser
vices of Mr. WM.
COOPER, a gentle
man of taste and
unquestionable abil
ity as a Cutter and
Designer, WE are
now prepared, with
OUR Elegant Line
qualled in this, or
excelled in larger
cities, to give our
patrons special ad
Wm. Aland
Pure Drugs,
Paints, Oils, Glass,
Fine Toilet Articles,
Patent Medicines,
And all other
Kept in a
First Class
Drug Store.
lisarancc and Heal Estate Ag't
Jlfc HH A A A YKA V ( I niMlertak# to krt»n»
BJ 11J J| | | !«rH any fairly +1 rlib't
fearlnihrirowa U» »iWy
Ik* *<t«ail..n «r mH'T*"-"-"* w l.t. t, y.-u.... , mn , amount
No MOn*f ....-. *•••»! a* k*»ilyat>.l mirhly
Iwnwd. I but u.ie Ww<-.n • ** I. «il.»Hei ur,onni*. 1
hftve alrfta.ly tattffet «>i4 |*ur»u<-.. icti a Jnw r
onmUer, »*ho are making «v*r *IM a •« pi ca«b. It's JVfvV
tmi MO V.I p. Knit pr.,cul.r, r *»;»:. Arftfrn...zm,
JE. 45. ALt£.\. Sox «a#. Au |w u, TBTAN.'
to now permanently located at l» South Main
Street* Butler. Pa., in rooms formerly .ccoupled
by Dr. Waldron.
137 B. Wayne St., office hours, 10 to 12 M. and
1 to 3 P. M.
Physician and Scrokox.
Bresldence at 2M Graham Street. Office
Frank's drugstore. Main St.
New Troutman Building, Butler, Pa.
Dr. A. A. Kelty,
Office at Rose Point, Lawrence county. Pa.
E. W. LEAKE, M. D. J. E. MANN. M. D.
Specialties; Specialties:
Gynaecology and Sur- Eye, Ear. Nose and
gery. Throat
Butler, Pa.
rarsiciAN and sceoion.
Office at No. 46, 8. Main street, over Prank A
Go's l)i ug store. Butler. Pa,
Physician and Surgeon.
*Jo. 22.Eaat Jcfieraon SL, Butler, Pa.
a W. Comer Main and North SU., Butler, Pa.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Butler, Penn'a.
Artificial Teeth Inserted cn the latest "im
proved plan. Gold Killing a specialty. Office—
over Senaul's Clothing store.
All work pertaining to the profession execut
ed in the neatest manner.
Specialties :-Gold Fillings, and Painless Ex
traction of Teeth. Vitalized Air administered.
Mm m JHTinti Street, door East of Lewrj
Uhm, l> Stall*.
Offloe open dally, except Wednesdays and
Thursdays. Communications by mall receive
prompt attention,
S. BL—The only Dentist is Butler ■«*■»><**«
beat makes of teeth.
Architect, C. E. and Surveyor.
Contractor, Carpenter and Builder.
Jfapa, plans, specilications and esti
mates; all kinds of architectural and en
gineering work. No charge for drawing it
I contract the work. Consult your best in
terests; plan before yon build. Informa
tion cheerfully given. A share of public
patronage is solicited.
P. 0. Box 1007. Office 8. W. of Court
House, Butler, Pa.
Omci nkab Diamond, Bcnjtn, Pa.
Office— Between Postofllce and Diamond, But
ler. Pa.
Office at No. 8, South Diamond. Butler. Pa.
Office second floor, Anderson B1 k, Malu SL,
near Court House, Butler, IV
Office oil second floor of the Huselton block.
Diamond. Butler, Pa., Room No. 1.
Airoanr-AT-LAw and N'otabt Public.
Office In Boom No. 1, second floor of Huselton
Block, entrance on Diamond.
Attorney at Law, Office at No. IT, East Jeffer
son Bt., Butler, Pa.;
Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent, of
flee rear of L. Z. Mitchell's office on north side
of Diamond. Butler, Pa.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor of
Andeiaon building, near Court House. Butler,
Ati'y at LAW—office at it. E. Cor. Halo St, and
Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Att'y at Law—Offlc* on Sooth side or Diamond
Butter. Pa.
A. £. GABLE)
V" eterinary Surgeon.
Graduate of tbe Ontario Veterinary
College. Toronto. Canada.
Dr. Gable treats all diseases of the
domesticated animals, and m«kes
riddling, castration and horse den
tistry a specialty. Castration per
formed without clams, and all otUer
surgical operations performed in the
most scientific manner.
Calls to any par: of the country
promptly responded to.
Office and Infirmary in Crawford's
Lirerr, 132 West Jefferson Street,
Butler, Pa
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham Sts.
G.C. RocmlDK, Henderson Oliver,
J. 1- Purvis, .lanifft Stephennon,
A. Trout mihh, H. O, Heinenuui,
Alfred Wick. N. Weltxel.
Or. W. Irrio, Dr Rlckenbacli,
J. W. Burkliart, U. T. Norrtn.
To show you the largest and lowest
priced stock of
in the country. Don't forget to call and
see our Parlor Suits, 0 pieces, upholster
ed in Crushed and Silk Plush. Two
beautiful pictures and one handsome oak
Parlor Table for SSO. We also have a
Parlor Suit for #25, as follows: 6 chairs,
upholstered in plush; 1 rocking-chair, up
holstered in plush; 1 sofa, upholstered in
plush; allfor the low price of #25.
Our oak ijeil-room suit for $lB can be bought only at our
store for the price. We have China Closets for any price you want
them from S2O up. Parlor Cabinets from up. Si;lc boards from
S2O up. We have any kind of furniture at any price you w ant.
Campbell & Templeton,
Follow Dan McGintv, Annie Roonev and
the rest of the crowd to
. E:. B. •J3 R K W ' s
And secure the new pieces vou will need after bouse cleaoiug.
Pick them out, make a deposit on them, and we will pet them aside un
il you are ready for them.
No trouble to show i>*oods whether vou
buy or not.
128 I£. Jefferson , - Rutler* fa.
Regarding Fine Clothes.
As a new comer requesting a share of the pat
ronage of this town and vicinity in my line, it
befits me to make a few statements. I make a
specialty of the higher grades of work; 1 keep
in stock the finest quality of goods; I recognize
the fact that a good fitting suit from my house
is it's best advertisement, while a misfit con
demns the cutter and tailor. 1 shall endeavor
to send out the best fitting clothes to be found.
I do all my own cutting.
The prices will be as low as can be made com
patible with the quality of goods I shall adhere
to. A full line of the latest and most stylish
goods in stock. Call and see me before placing
any orders.
202 S. Main St., New Troutman Building,
1 . -L
BE UP Not tO fitollt !
To clean tombstones. To renew oil-cloth. To renovate paint. To brighten metals.
To polish knives. To scrub floors. To wash out sinks. To sconr hath-tubs.
To clean dishes. To whiten marble. To remove rust. To scour kettles.
Dntli'j to elean falno teeth. Engineers to clean par! aof machine*. Housemaids to scrub marble floors.
Burgeons to polish their Instruments. Ministers to renovato <l.l chapels. Chemists to remove some stains.
Confectioners to scour thoir pans. Sextons to clean the tombstones. Carvers to sharpen their knlvea.
Mechanics to brighten their tools. ITostlcrs on brasses and white horses. Shrewd ones to scour old straw hat«
Cooks to clean the kitchen sink. Artists to clean thc'.r palattes. Soldiers to brighten their arms.
Painters to clean off surfaces. Vheelma i tocler.n ulcyclos. Renovators to clean carpets.
lUTLKR, I * A.., FHI DAY, A FRI L \>4, IH9I.
The little page, Ralph, lay under a tree.
Gazing up Into tlic sky.
A very blithe llttlo foot-page was he;
Bis ha'r was ye'.low a< It coald be.
And blue was bis «parkllng eye.
Hi* litt! rnnnd c"ip was red a- a rose;
His doublet was b?tt!» jteeo.
Silken and solt were his i rimson hose;
His queer little shoes turned up at the toes:
gjat.<l Lis cloak bad a velvet sheen.
U" mused at he lay there: "My lord, the king;
I heard the heraid proclaim.
Has lest the 8 ton} frera his signet-ring;
And whosoever the stone win bring.
Whatever his state or name,
"Shall 1- avo. henceforth, at his command
Jewels anvl raiment tine.
His name t-iiall be honored in ail the land;
His home, a palace sur rbly grand.
Then - plendors shall all be mine.
"The other foot-imgo is moduli, and so slow—
Oh, Rodiia's a dreadful dunce !
He never will find the stone, I know;
Bless me ! he dcesn' I know where to go.
* 11 hie me away at ccce.
"I'll go where the king sat yesternight
To hear the minstrel sing;
For tho ground Is strewn with violets white.
And he clapped h:> hands with all his mi ;ht;
And there 1 shall find the ring.
"Then the herald will lead m" tvvay by the
And cry in his loudest voice;
"Hero is tho brightest foot-page in the land!
His the treasure and palace grand:
In him doth the king rejoice.'
"My life will be Joyous and free from care,
For of course I shall And the stone;
And far away in the future fair,
Perhaps I shall wed the Princess Claire—
And even come to the throne."
So musing and planning the rage lay there,
Oozing up Into the sky;
Building such wonderful eastles in air,
They far exceeded the palace fair—
And the midday hour drew nigh.
Then gayly the little foot page uprose.
And took his way to the town;
Skipping along ou his queer little toes
And saying: "Perhaps before night—who
In my palace I'll lay me down."
But alas! and alas! for th - day dreams bright I
Alasfor the palace fair.
As be entered the town, with a footstep light,
He beheld a most bewildering sight:
The beautiful Princess Claire
Was leading a little foot page by the hand;
While the herald, with loudest voice.
Cried: ••Hero is the brightest foot-page in tha
His arc the treasure and palace grand!
In him doth the king rwjaice.
"And the king, my master, doth bid me say
£To each and everyone:
•Go clothe yourself in your best array.
For the finest feast will be given to-day.
That ever was under the sun.' "
Then tho other foot-page went home alone-
Sadder and. wiser he—
And donned his holiday dress with a groan.
For Rod:.» had sought, and found the stone.
While Ralph lay under the tree.
—Kathcrine 3. Alcorn, in St. Nicholas,
Romantic Outcome of a Most Em
barrassing Situation.
"What a very peculiar trunk!" said
Mr. Marrowbone, looking through his
eye-glasses at a large and handsome one
which tho civil salesman had just
dragged from its retreat in the corner
to the center of the room.
"Peculiar? Yes, sir," said the young
man, lifting the lid and exhibiting the
interior. "This trunk, sir, was made
to order for a very wealthy gentleman.
In fact we made him two just alike. He
never wanted them, and we arc dispos»
ing of them at a sacrifice."
"Why didn't he want Jihem?" asked
Mr. Marrowbone, who had a streak of
curiosity—doubtless inherited from his
mother—in his composition. "Curious,
not to want what j-ou have ordered."
"Yes, sir," replied the salesman.
"Very curious. But in this case, there
was a complication that rendered the
gentleman quite excusable. He com
mitted suicide."
"Ah! Very wrong!" said Mr. Marrow
bone. "Very wrong of him!"
"Quite so, sir," replied the salesman.
"You observe the elegant receptacle for
neckties; this place for your collar-box;
here lies the shirts, if you please. On
the whole, I doubt if you can find any
thing like it in the city."
"I doubt if I can." said Mr. Marrow
bone. "Just my initials on it, 'M. M.,*
Milton Marrowbone; and send it at
"Very well, sir; and I think you will
never regret the purchase," said the
Hardly had he bowc-d his customer
out of the door, when a lady tripped up
the steps and entered. She was rather
good-looking, her age might have been
thirty, and her appearance was that
which may be described by the expres
sion, "Just turned out of a bandbox."
"I want a trunk," she bfcgan; "and—
there —that is exactly what I like."
And she pointed to Mr. Marrowbone's
recent purchase.
"Sorry, ma'am, but wc have just
sold that," said tho polite salesman,
conjuring up an expression of regret
which was quite touching. "But," —
here he allowed a gleam of hope to
sparkle in his eye —"but, madam, we
have another, outwardly similar, dif
fering only in the interior; one, in fact,
more suitable for a lady."
"Let ine see it," said tho customer.
Another trunk was trundled from the
shadows in the far corner of the shop
and whisked open. The lady peeped
into it.
"I'll take it," sbo said, after hearing
the price. "I'll take it. I'm in a des
perate hurry, l'ut my initials on It,
and send it home at once."
Tho polite clerk made a bow so pro
found that it very nearly became an
acrobatic performance, and the lady
vanished. She had left her card —
"Two 'M. M.'s' on these trunks,
Joshua," said the clerk to the factotum
who appeared at tho touch of the elec
tric bell. "And quick about it"
Shortly, these trunks were sent home,
and very soon after, they were, curi
ously enough, standing side by sido ia
a large express-wagon bound for tho
Grand Central depot, and, still more
coincideutly, found themselves piled
one on the other in the bairgage car on
its way to New Ilavcn, while their re
spective own. 1.., Miss Maria Mutton
and Mr. Milton Marrov. sat side by
side. A curiou ■; combi: i.ti'on of facts;
b»it "fact" as we are told in every edi«
tion of every daily paper, is "strange*
than fiction."'
Mr. Marrowbone had lived forty
years without giving his heart entirely
away to any woman. Miss Mutton, at
thirty-five, was still a dear little lamb
! kin, as far as her tenderest affections
] went. Hut as they sat together in the
i flying car, the same cinders trying to
j get into their eyes, the same steam
| whistle shrieking in their ears, the
same boy continually offering them
; newspapers, peppermint candy and
; chewing-gum, the same lank and sad
' eyed youth begrudging them refreshing
; draughts of the water which it was his
| duty to carry through the car, some
thing happened. Bachelor and spinster
alike felt a softness of heart quite un
"What a nice man he looks like!"
said Miss Mutton to herself.
"What a charming woman!" thought
I Mr. Marrowbone.
When he shut the window for her.
i she felt there were moments when—
But no matter. However, on their ar
rival at the New llaven depot, they
separated, as travelers usually do, and
i saw no more of each other, Miss Mut
; ton at once taking a conveyance for the
hotel; Mr. Marrowbone having
[ what lie spoke of as "a little bit of
something" before he proceeded to the
same hostelry. Again coincidence fol
lowed them. Mr. Marrowbone was con
signed to room No. 5 on the right corri-
I dor; Miss Mutton to room No. 5 on tho
leit _ _
ll.>th slumbereU peacefully. liotn
were aroused by a f -crfu! n. ise—shouts,
cries, shrieks of murder, yells of tire.
Bewildered and terrified, Miss Mut
ton, in white robe de nuit and one of the
last remaining night-caps in the world,
rushed out into the hall, and fomui her
self in utU r darkness aSiid: i a crowd
of ladies as much alarmed as herself;
and in the right corridor Mr. Marrow
bone appeared, or would have appeared
had there been any light to see him by,
in a night-robe, with a peaked cap, with
a tassel on its top. upon hi ; head.
"What? Where? IIow?" howled the
guests, as they clustered together.
Suddenly a glare of light flashed upon
the scene. The forces of the hotel ap
peared with lamps of all sorts. A voice
was heard t.> explain that it was only
"something the matter with the elec
tric lights. Wire disconnected; young
man knocked down; coming to, all
right." The hardier spirits remained
to get the news, regardless of costume;
less experienced travelers retired to
their rooms.
Miss Maria Mutton, who had never
slumbered in a hotel before, fled be
fore the approach of the lights and
found shelter under a stairway. Mr.
Marrowbone, who felt that a nif*lit
robe and cap did not compose a digni
fied costume, turned suddenly into a
little cross-hall near which he happened
to be standing, and there awaited the
retirement of the other guests to their
rooms. Afterward he knew that when
he emerged from his he must
have turned to the left instead of the
right. However, after much wander
ing about, and as much chilliness of
body as heat of temper, he came upon
the magic number "5" shining upon a
Bilver plate upon his door, entered and
dosed it with a bang.
"All right," he said, as he struck a
match. "There is my trunk; there is
is not another like it in the city.
And there is 'M. M.' on the side." Then
he blew out the match and popped into
Almost at the same moment, Maria
Mutton with-a palpitating heart caught
sight of the magic number "3," opened
hor door, saw her i>eeuliu.r trunk,
noted the initials of her name upon it
by the light of the lump opposite her
door, said: "Thank Ileaven!" burst into
tears, an<? drew the drapery of her couch
about her.
"What a fearful adventure'." was her
last thought before she sank into the
arms of slumber. Ah, had she but
known it, fearful adventures were only
just begun for her.
Mr. Marrowbone awakened early.
He had business which demanded
prompt attention. He sat up in bed,
took off his nightcap and looked about
him. lie looked in vain. Those gar
ments which ho desired to assume
were not visible. In their place hung,
over a chair back, a woman's dress;
on the bureau, where he had surely
left his hat, lay a bonnet and gloves; in
place of his manly boots there stood at
the foot of the bed a pair of button
gaiters. No. B>s at the utmost.
"Have I gone out of my senses!" cried
Mr. Marrowbone.
llow did these garments come to be
in his room? Where were his own? He
gazed about him and flew to his trunk
"It's mine, certainly," he said.
"Here arc my initials, but I never tied
a bit of blue ribbon to the handle."
He dashed back the lid. Within he
beheld silk, lace, linen articles con
trived for ladies' wear —nothing that
had ever belonged to any masculine
being. A horrible thought, engendered
by certain works of fiction that he had
recently perused, rushed to his mind.
Was this a caso of transformation —
double identity whatever It was
called? he asked himself.
He rushed to the mirror expecting to
see a female face there, but his own
florid countenance, garnished with red
side whiskers and crowned by a bald
forehead, welcomed him. He breathed
a great sigh of relief and sat down to
recover from the shock. Ai he stared
at the dres6 upon chair a memory
came to him.
She—the lively who shared his
6eat in the car the day before —had
worn one like it Yes, her traveling
costume was made of that material.
"Please, ma'am," said a voice, at the
door, "the electric gentleman * wants to
come in to fix the wires before any
more boarders kill themselves."
"Good Heaven!" cried Mr. Marrow
bone; "I say, will you send a waiter to
me—a man—a boy?"
"There ain't only lady-waiters in this
house, miss," replied the girl, from
"Why<loes she call me 'miss?' " asked
Mr. Marrowbone of himself.
"Then, if the landlord wouldn't mind,
or the clerk—any man; send a man to
me," said Mr. Marrowbone.
"I can't miss, missis 19 a widder and
don't hire only lady clerks. There
ain't no men employed," responded the
girl, with suspicion in her voice.
"Please, the electric gentleman is in a
"I can't see any woman in this dress,"
said Mr. Marrowbone. "I must put on
some gowns and strings In order to ex
plain my position to the landlady."
Accordingly he proceeded to attire him
self in a gray dress which deserted him
above the ankles, a knitted worsted
shawl, which had deficiencies as to tho
meeting of hooks and eyes, and, having
assumed the aspect of a bearded lady
who had outgrown her wardrobe, put
the bonnet on backward, tied a gray
vail over it and opened the door.
"If I am not arrested before I find
the landlady, I may get matters
arranged as they should be," he said,
with a gasp, remembering his pocket
book and watch, and with a fleeting
vision of a diamond-pin in the missing
Meantime, Miss Mutton, aroused by
a tap upon the door, had received tho
same information concerning the "elec
tric gentleman," and sprang to the floor
in terror. She looked about for her
basque and beheld a coat; she sought
her skirt in vain; in its place lay a pair
of inexpressibles; where the bonnet
had been was a man's hat. She lifted
the trunk lid and saw only masculine
"I must have been in a wrong room
all night," she cried, jumping at tho
truth more quickly than Mr. Marrow
bono had done. A way of deliverance
also occurred to her more speedily.
And as she was in more terror of the
vague dangers of electric wires, her
wish to escape was greater. Gazing
into the depths of the trunk, a linen
duster caught her eye. She donned it.
Its ends trailed on the ground. She
pulled the derby over her ears and
opened the door. A queer-looking fe
male with a dress too short for her and
with nothing but striped stockings on
her feet was passing.
"Are you tho landlady?" she began;
then, with a squeal, seized her. "What
ever you are, you've got my frock on,"
she cried.
"And you," said the strange object,
"whatever you are, I think you are
wearing my hat and duster."
"l>on't touch me," gasped Miss Mut
ton; "I'm a lady. I put these on be
cause I—l hadn't anything else —I must
have got into another person's room.
My trunk has the same initials, and it
is a very peculiar trunk—oh, dear,
"I, madam," replied tiie being at
tired in her garments—"l am a gentle
man. We have evidently exchanged
rooms in the tumult occasioned by last
night's alarm. I will shortly send you
a parcel. Regrets." And he vanished.
Our readers know that he was Mr.
Marrowbone. Me had recognized Miss
In *■»" minutes mora thu ■lifcniciou*
chambermaid delivered a parcel to the
lady, "From Xo. 5, left corridor," and
conveyed another to its destination; and
Miss Mutton and Mr. Marrowbone be
came themselves again.
They met at the tablt iVhote. I le bowed.
She blushed, but afterward acknowl
edged the salutation.
There are always people to be found
to introduce those who wish to know
each other, and the marriage notices of
a popular society journal shortly con
tacted an account of the wedding of
"Mr. Milton Marrowbone and Miss
Maria Mutton, daughter of Mortimer
Mutton, of Sheepshead farm."
Their peculiar trunks now travel to
gether, and the keys jingle lovingly
upon one ring.—M. Cady, in X. Y. Ledg
Custom* of People Which Are Termed
It is easy to sneer at people's eccen
tricities. We may smile at the man
who persists in wearing a queer stylo
of hat, or at the woman who clings tQ
an old fashion in hair dressing. Itut in
adhering to a custom both agreeable
and comfortable do they not show some
independence of mind, a decision that
helps to leaven the lump of general
Once a lady whose eyes were weak
was obliged always to carry a sunshade
to protect them from the glare of the
sun. Even in winter, and when she
wore furs, the sunshade was a neces
sity. She declared, laughingly, that
no one would believe, unless ahe tried
it, how much attention such a simple
matter evoked. Sometimes she was
followed a block or two by boys com
menting on her odd appearance. They
wondered if she was crazy, and while
they wondered seemed to think ahe was
also deaf. Older people, whom one
would think might know better, gazed
at her curiously, and even questioned
her as to the reason of her peculiar
Most persons under such persecution
would have given up the light, staid in
the house, or decided to bear the pain
and run the danjjer. Being a woman
of resolute temper, 6he did nothing of
the kind. She carried her muff and her
parasol all winter. Indeed, after
a while she seemed to take a wicked
pleasure in flaunting these articles be
fore the faces o'f bewildered passers,
who would often turn and look back
with an expectation of seeing strange
developments from so great a phenom
Probably not many women would
have stuck to the singularity as she did,
or hare gotten so much amusement out
of it. Yet if it is considered in another
light, and we reflect how much interest
she excited and bow many gazers she
supplied with subject for conversation,
we might cn.ll her a public benefactor.
—Harper's Bazar.
Be Sure to Saturate tho Felloe* with Hot
Liosood Oil.
As long as the wheels of vehicles
are made of wood there will be an
. noyance from
If II the loosening of
the tires in dry
vv // I weather. The
-' ~r-% usual remedy is
JL—p.-; to have the
- blacksmith "cut"
CONTRIVANCE TOB I"RE- or shrink the
VENTING snp.NFKAQK. tires. This pro
cess is often unsatisfactory because
the weather may continue dry, and ren
der the tire as loose as ever in a few
weeks when it will need the same treat
ment again. By this time the circum
ference of the tire is much less than it
was at first, so that when the season Is
past the felloe will swell to its normal
size in winter. The effect is that either
the tire is burst or the felloe is twisted
and weakened. This difficulty may be
prevented in most cases by saturating'
the felloes with hot linseed oil. Have
a deep oblong pan made of galvanized
iron of the shape represented in the
sketch. Heat the oil to the boiling'
point and pour it Into the pan, having
previously arranged the wheel and pan
as shown. Turn the wheel around in
the oil very slowly, so as to allow the
end of each spoke to be in the oil at
least five minutes. The oil should be
kept hot, and this can be done better if
a small oil stove is placed under the
pan. After the felloe is saturated in
this manner the wheel will be stiff and
strong, and it will remain so. Thio
treatment will prolong the durability of
the wheel as well as prevent loosening
of the tire.—American Agriculturist.
Coop* for Silting liens.
As a precaution against storms and
severe cold, all the coops for sitting
hens should be placed in the poultry
house or under a shed. When the hens
come off with their broods the coops
should be carried into the barn during
stormy weather, and they should be so
constructed as to permit of carrying the
hens and chicks in the coops. No mat
ter how closely a hen may hover her
chicks, she can not protect them in
winter when they are exposed to se
vere cold, and the cliicks will some
times become chilled during the day
when they are picking up bits outside
of the coop. All coops for hens with
broods should be well littered with cut
hay, and every care used to have them
as warm as can be When the hen is
citting, her nest should be in a warm
place and her food placed where she
can reach it without being compelled
to go very far from the nest.—Farm
and Fireside.
Is Full Feeding Exhaustive?
There is a general belief among farm
ers that cows fed by milkmen on brew
ers' grains one or two years are not
thereafter good for much. The reason
for this seems to be that the action is a
fattening one, and the cow is made too
fat for breeding, or, indeed, any use,
except for the shambles. To reduce
the cow In flesh she must be in some
way stinted in food, audit is this.rather
than exhaustion from milk production,
that makes such cows unprofitable to
continue as milkers. The evil might
be remedied by feeding enough beets
or other roots to greatly increase the
milk yield, and prevent the grain ration
from making the cow fatten instead of
continuing to give more milk.—Col
man's Rural World.
Sick-Bed Strategy.
Mist Polly (prim, positive and vine
gary)—' Miss I-ightfoot, I am going out
for the day. When my brother awakes,
tell him that if he insists upon being
perverse, unreasonable and unmanage
able he may l>e in your charge for weeks
to come.
The Pretty Trained Xurse (demurely)
—Yes, ma'am.
The Invalid (feebly but triumphantly)
—Thank Heaven! My little plan is
working-. I'll stay sick. —Pittsburgh
Hetter All Around.
F. F. V.—l don't know how it may be
In your state, but in Virginia, sir, blood
is thicker than water.
Old Kaintuok —I have no doubt of it,
sir, and a great sight more palatable, I
reckon. —Munsey's Weekly.
I)l<l She Mean Itf
ISess —What is your dog's name?
Belle —Towaer.
Bess —What a pretty dog, and such an
original name. Where did you get it?—
—She Had a Reason for ller Thoughts.
llolden Chappclle, '9l (in lovo, but
bashful) —"Yes, I am in the theatricals.
But what character do you think I am
best fitted to impersonate?" Miss Brat
tle (who believes that procrastination
Is the thief of time)—" All things con
■idcrcd, I should say a waiter."—liar
yard Lampoon.
■ ■ l;r
\<L ..T " ir. j; p rdi-e of »
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■' Zr Jft'J J With aloe* on hU
•jajffT.U fa«e that »u
sad to see.
Ann'l*.- easy tunu-b for OM t-> tell
Tha* t ■ us olu-: b'ue l t*e.
Although he t»s dre»el In the caye«t
Tie nol/bl:i»t kin ", of a ve*t aud eoat, ,
An-1 *us j;;a. .-li d t» rr i: >m bead to toes,
AuJ* re a au<-!c-:lo*b uutUr bis throat—
Th.' tears wuuid dni> fr ,:i Lis blinking tyes.
An." ner< r or.ee would a.- crack a smlla.
And I. ■> b;sita l.er.ved *:h t'.c awfulest
'T* * ; lain tfcat be cared net a fltf for stylo.
A gra3slii>Di>er ckanc •(! t> *:o.) n bit.
Oa a leaf close by to r>" this
And be a<ikc<l tl:e f rog. while his ptp--' be lit,
Uo* he came to be oft bU peg*.
The bullfrog brushed with his dowy foot
The mots', tire away from his fo.-«heed P*l«k
And sleeving back on a lilac not.
Unfolded tbe following tearful tale:
"My parents were poor, but honest," he said,
"And lived on the edge of a grassy lake.
And tolled all day for their daily bread.
And sang all night for their children's sake.
I early to school with the rest wai sent,
(But only to terms when cattails blow.)
And was carefully taught: 'As your legs art
Uore than likely, my son, they'll grow;*
That the early frog ploks tha ripest bugs,'
That flics of a kind buzz close together,'
That "rather than fast, be slow as slugs,'
And 'lay up a bug for rainy weather;'
To beware of glittering, gaudy flies.
That tickle the noea when one wants to
That under their Jackets a sharp book He*
And a line leads out to a boy on the brink;
That 'never to leap, before you look,'
'A bog In the mouth's worth two In the eye,'
And a thousand things from a wond'rous
1 never eould tell If I should try,
I learned at the training school for frogs.
Besides I was put through a thorough
Of music, down In the willow boys,
Singing properly fine and hoar*?.
After weeks of study one day I made
Up my mind that I knew enough for a
And concluded I'd loaf around In the shade, —
And Indeed I was growing very wise and
The "old man' was all 1 thought It worth while
To eall my father, and "old girl' I said
When I spoke of my mother and one would
To hear of the things I aal In my head.
I stayed out late, sometimes all - Ight,
A singing gay songs with a lot of boys.
And then reeled boms to the broad daylight.
Malting the fearfulest kind of a noise.
The father fumed, and the mother wept.
But all to no use, and they «aw It clear.
That their vagabond son they had long
enough kept,
And proceeded to walk me "olt oil my ear.'
And this sordid world with Its greed fur pelt
Its cruel grasping and weary strife.
Is no place for a tender frog like myself,
And rd made up n>7 mind to end my life,
By Jumping hoadlong down the farmer's well
And drowning myself when nobody knew it.
With no one around my fate to tclL
I feel I am Jnst the frog to do it."
"I admire your scheme," tho grasshopper
"You deserve a belt for a clear-beaded
But when you are drowno-i, and dead, dead,
Don't you see you will totally ruin ths
And winking his eye he walked away
A grasshopper ball in the land to attend.
And the bullfrog remember'd he'd heard
them say,—
That 'lib scarcely ever too late to mend.
He Did Not Continue.
He (nervously)— Miss Swectharte, 1
— I wish to speak with you.
She (knowing' what Is coming) — Very
well, brother Clarence, I am listening.
He (rising to go) —I don't think 1 will
say It now. It is nothing, anyway -
Inefficient Support.
Star—o, yes, he was good to me, but
he couldn't act well, so I sued for a di
Friend—On what grounds?
Star—That he failed to support me
properly.—Munscy's Weekly.
Shorthand Notes Defective.
"I see by the paper that at the per
formance of your new play last night
there wexv several calls for the author."
"That's a mistake in the print. It
should have read 'authorities.'" —Puck
Cholly—What's—aw—the mattah
aw—with Sissy Downy? He—aw—
looks vewy much dejected, y' ltnow.
Gufcsic—Ya-as; Sissy, don't y' know,
applied for membership in Sorosia, deah
boy, but they actually wouldn't have
him, y' know. Said he was too effemi
nate, bal Jove! —Judge.
Not the AsuUtaneo He Wanted.
"You look all broken up, Wilkins."
"I am. I called on old liarkins laat
night for a loan."
"Wouldn't he help you out?"
"Yea. He did help me out—with
bis left foot, too. That's what haa
broken mx baoli aad toy spirit*.Mm
INTO. 25
A True Idea of the Tilu uf Mrim-Xllk
and Bnlt*mUk.
At the recent meeting of the Minne
sota Dairymen's Association Mr J. H.
Monrad delivered an address from
which we take the following' extracts,
which show that the value of the
skim-milk acd buttermilk is often too
much to have it used as pig feed. In
other words, more butter should be'
taken out of the milk before giving it
i to the hogs. lie said:
j "The rich soil and the unusual facil
| Ities for production on a large scale has
I trained the present generation of our
Western citizens to a sovereign but
wasteful contempt for the little details.
"I am. therefore, quite prepared to
bo criticized for venturing to take up
such a question as 'Hon is your skim
milk and buttermilk?' Talking about
skim-milk I am always reminded of the
story of how a farmer's wife, in the kind
ness of her heart and in all innocence
said to a city visitor: 'Why, drink all
you can. The pijrs will get it anyhow.'
"The pigs will get it. Yes, and a
very good use that is to make of it,
when properly fed, but have you ever
put this question to yourself: 'How
much butter do I give my pigs when I
give them 100 pounds of skim-milk
or buttermilk?' A year ago I should
not have dared to propound the above
question, as it would have been useless.
The cost of having a chemical analysis
made simply prevented us from getting
a reply, and the oil tests then in use
could not even give us an approximate
"But now, thanks to Dr. B&bcock, wo
have a cheap, practical test which en
ables us to get practically an approxi
mate reply.
"Let us take a dairy of ten oowa giv
ing a yearly yield of 40,000 pounds of
milk. The deep-setting system of
creaming is used, ice is scarce (through
lack of forethought) and the water is
55 degrees. Thus it will be quite easy
to lose .3 per cent, extra in the skim
milk, which in this case would be 120
pounds of butter fed to the hogs.
"But this is not aIL If the cream is
not properly and uniformly ripened It
is not uncommon to find the butter
milk contain .8 instead of .8 per cent,
of fat, giving a loss of .5 per cent on
10 per cent, of milk, of 0,400 pound*
buttermilk, and thus an additional loss
of 82 pounds of batter.
"A snAll daily loss, indeed, unworthy
your consideration, but, after all, a loss
of 153 pounds of butter, making, at an
average price of twenty cents, 830.00.
"Let tis take another instance. A
farm with twenty-five cows with a
yearly milk yield of 100,000 pounds of
milk, using shallow pans or even deep
setting. This will leave on an average
, 0.75 percent, fat in the skim milk. By
using a hand separator run by power (I
do not believe in hand work), the per
cent, may be reduced to an average of
0.25, a gain of 0.5, or 500 pounds of bat
ter a year, and on this farm careless
ripening of the cream may cause a year
ly loss of eighty pounds of butter in the
"But, supposing we do not run the
separator right, we may easily lose
from 200 to SOO pounds of batter per
"It may, of course, be objected that
if this batter is left in the skim or but
termilk it is not lost; and, so far as we
use it for human food, this objection is
valid. But when used for hogs, calves
or fowls, I leave it for you to decide
whether you can afford to feed them
with butter."
What the Insect Looks Like aad How It
Does Its Work.
The accompanying engraving (after
Riley) shows this insect somewhat en
larged. Tie real length of the full
grown insett in the different stages is
represented in each case by a straight
black line. The larva, or grub, and
pupa arc white or yellowish white in
color, and the beetle Is of a beautiful
ash-gray color. This color of the beetle
Is due to a covering of gray scales. If
the scales arc re&oved the color ia
black. The beetle has a short snout or
beak, and for this reason is called a
weeviL* The female beetle deposits one
egg in a place in a slit made in the
IS $
V c
a, larva; b, paps; e, beetle.
stalk of the potato, a little awre the
surface of the ground. The grub soon
hatches and tunnels its way down deep
into the root. It then works its way
back again, and when fully grown
changes to the pupa state and then to
the mature beetle in the stalk (see
illustration) just below the surface of
the ground. This tunneling of the root
and stalk weakens the vines very se
riously, the leaves begin to turn brown
as if sunburnt, and soon, especially if
the weather bo warm and dry, the
whole top dies down; the potatoes are
small in size and few in number. —
Orange Judd Farmer.
Pollen for Crossing Apples.
When the first blossoms of the va
riety we wish to use for fertilizing have
expanded, we pluck out with forefinger
and thumb the stamens and pistils and
drop them Into a cap. In an hour a
smart boy can gather In this way
enough of the anthers—in the "hard
pellet" state—to fertilize a thousand or
more blossoms. After gathering wo
dry in the cup, in a warm, close room.
In the process of drying the anthers
ripen and burst, und when needed for
use a camel's hair pencil, moistened,
will come out of the dish laden with the
golden dust To show the durability cf
pollen gathered in this rough way, I
will state that three years ago we laid
aside a cup of pollen not used for four
weeks. At the end of that time Dr.
Halsted germinated it on moistened
slides quite as perfectly as that freshly
gathered.—Prof. J. L. Budd.
A New Version.
Teacher —What was the fate of Lot's
Scholar—She was turned into salt.
Teacher—What for?
Scholar—For looking back to see if the
woman who had just passed her had on
a sealskin or plush sacque.—Judge.
Missed the Opportunity.
Wool—Modern flying machine men
seem to be smart people; but old Darius
Green was considered a fool.
Van Pelt —Must have been, not to
have put his Idea into a stock company.
—Munsey's Weekly.
A Hull Issue.
Mr. Suburb (hastily swallowing his
breakfast, near train time) —Any news
In the paper this morning?
Mrs. Suburb—No; not a single mark
down sale of any kind.—Good News.
Kathleen's Little Gaff.
Mr. Nolan (examining his birthday
present)—lt's a foine shavln' set, Katie;
but phere Is th' mug?
Mrs. Nolan— Sure. Rory, I t'ought it's
yersilf could furnish the mug.—Pack.
The Dear CHrls.
Ethel lam going to marry for love.
Maud^-Certainly, dear, but what do
ycm expect your prospective husband to
tnnn-t- for? You are not rich.—Munsey's
Bunting—l see your wife wears a new
Larkin—Yes, I had a little oelebraUon
the other evening.—Munsey's Weekly.