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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Oar Brvf-tp and Shoes are makiog
>0 in prerfico 'on ibe fand.-t of time."
We t.i ,'c our cuet< mere to make their
y»- Wfa ** iu 8f: - v 'bent with
t J/y, ' e Wat fit tleir fe« t comfi-rtahly.
rSmV* fl We |.a_v special a: tent ion to thin, as no
Bcc>' <i r-boe Hill wear well that does
DOC fit pro perl j. There ia enough trouble and pain iu tbia lile without
increasing it bj wearing HI fitting shoes
All oar footwear is selected carefully from the most improved lasts as
well aa quality of stock etc
We keep the kind that will fit comfortably and wear, we keep the
best at the lowest prices.
We don't keep a Ladies Shoes at SI.OO and say it is worth s2.oo,that is
an old, old chestnut, bat we do say we have a Ladies fine Shoe at $1 00
tb#t cannot be matched either for Style or wear, we say the Fame of on
Ladies entire line from $1.25, $1 50. $2.00 $2 50, and $3 00 and up to $4.00
and $4 50
Don't yon get tired of reading some fellows advertisements when
they say goods are being Slaughtered at any price to clean up. etc , that
tbie < r thai BOVB Bjot is uellinp at $1 00 worth $2 00 Now tfctre is jus:
ODe i f two thit>KS, either ib*y marie a big profit before or Dot telling the
troth, it collect tbese liberal fellows don'i Jose uuy fnnoev, iroodf are per
haps dt ar at tf.e li>w p ict ct natoed after you b< e them cud more rspecialh
after too wear them
It seems oseless to quote a long list of prices as you caunot unless
yoo see tbe goods, bnt it you waf.t the best Boys Boots at $1 00. sizes 1 to
5 you ever saw yoo cao get it here, a Man's Boot at $1 50 Children's Shoe*
at 25, 50 atid 75 cts , Boy's fine Shoes at 85 cts., tbese are straight prices no
bombug to pull yoo iu. neither are tbey sold at
50 CEBITS ON THfci DOXjUA*.
Have a let Mim* Rohfcers 8t 10 cts a pair and tbej are not worth 30
cts either, recollect we have tbe largest stock to select fr<."uj, best goods and
lowest prices, we don't handle ?ny old jobs, sold cheap on account of some
impcrfccti ctf, but K»lid, new atid dtfciraLle linei-at ifce lowest price.
80. HUBEL - - 102 N. MAIN 8T , BUTLER, PA
The Price Broken
Rubber Goods Forced to go!
The greatest rubber sale ever known
In Progress at Biekel's!
Men'e Rubber Boots $2 00.
Boys' Rubber Boots $1 40.
, Youths' Bubber Boots Si.oo.
Child's Rubber Boot 90 cts.
Read and Wonder! Come and Buy!
Men's Rubbers 40 and 50 cts.
Ladies' Rubbers 25 ets.
Mistes' Rubbers 15 cts.
Child's Rubbers 10 cts.
Ladies' Buckle arctics Go cts.
Ladies' Cloth alnskas 40 cts.
Men's Cloth alasktis 50 cts
Perfection oveis lor felt BootsJ36 cts
Rich and Poor Alike are Benefited.
Men's Kip Boots Si 35.
Kip Boots SI.OO.
Child's Kip Boots 5 Octs.
Men's Working Shoes 85 cts.
Boys High Cut Button Shoes 75 cts.
No Cobwebs on my Goods. I Sell
Ladies' Button Shoes 90, $1 00 and $1 20.
Misses' Shoes fine 75 and Si 00.
Child's Shoes pat-tip 50 cts.
Bady's tShoes 10, 25 and 50 cts.
Remember the old saying "The ear'y bird catches the worm."
Conre to this Sale Quickly. It c<m't last long.
Boots and Shoes Made to Order.
BUTLER, - -- -- -- -- PENN'A
CUT BARGAIN SW
For 30 days only.
BOOTS, SHOES AND
At less than wholesale prices.
Stock must be reduced at at once,
Big Line of Xmas Slippers,
Come and see us.
Remember the place.
347 S. MAIN ST., Opp. Willard House.
of the Fall Biver Police
Is highly gratified with Hood's R.irsapartlla-
He was badly run down, had no appetite,
what Tie did eat caused distress and he felt
tired all lhr time. A few bottles of Hood's
Sarsaparilla effected a marvellous change.
The distress In the stomach Is entirely gone,
he feels like a new nsan, and can eat any
thing with old-time relish. For all of which
a he thanks and
IA cordially recom
■ • ■ ■ ■ Barsaparilla. It
is very Important that during the months of
Starch April JTlny the blood should be
thoroughly purified and the system be given
strength to withstand the debilitating effect
of the changing season. For this purpose
Hood's Barsaparilla possesses peculiar merit
and It 19 the Beat flprlai .Tledieiae.
B » The following. Just
Ml received, demonstrates
JH tB | I I Its wonderful blood
"C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell, Mass.:
" Gentlemen: I have had sail rheum for a
number of years, and for the past year one of
my legs, from the knee down, has been
fcreken ant very badly. I took blood
medicine for a long time with no good results,
and was at ono timo
mm obliged to walk with
■ M cratches. I finally con-
J eluded to try Hood's
Barsaparilla, and before I bad taken one bot
tle the Improvement was so marked that
I continued until I had t::'.:en three bot
tles, and am now better than I have been
In years. The Inflnnrantioti has all left
my l«g and It 13 entirely healed. I have had
sucb benefit from
that 1 concluded to write this voluntary state
ment" F. J. TEMPLE, Bidgeway, MIEFC.
HOOD'B PILLS aeteatlly, promptly and effl
elantly on the liver ana boweU. Beat dinner pUL
PROFESSIONAL < AItDS.
JOSEPH W. MILLEK, M. D.
Physician and Surgeon,
Oflscfc and reKidence ut 33* Main St. BiiUer,
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
187 E. Wayne rit., office hours, 10 to 12 M. and
I to 3 I'. M.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
FBVSICIAN AND SCKOKOX.
Office mid residence at 121 K. Cunningham St,
riIVBICIAN AM) BUHGEON,
ew Ttoutinan Hilldinif, Butler, I'H.
. N. LEAKE. M. I>. J. K. MANN. M. ».
Specialties: Spe< laities:
•jwsecology and Stir- Eye. Eur. Nose and
if cry. Throat.
DRS. LEA K E & MANN,
( . ZIMMERMAN.
ruYSICIAN AKD >h.
Office at No. 16. «. Main Street, ever Crunk ■
Co's 1)i use store. Bullet, I'*,
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
So, 2'J Ea»t JeAtrson St., Jit ller, Pa.
Is now permanently located at itM South Main
Street Butler. I'a., in rooms formerly occupied
tiy Dr. Waldron.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
Gold Filling rainless Extraction ot Teeth
and Artificial Teeth without Plate* a specialty
Nitrous Oxide or Vitalized Air or Local
Office oxer Miller* Grocery cast of Eowry
office closed Wednesdays and Thursdays.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artificial Tttll. iiiMTit-o in U»«? latent Ini
-1110.11. (FOHL Killing A DINNJIMH). OCQO
r,v»*r N'Laul'h ( lottiiuii bl^re,
C. F. L. McQU ISTION,
KMiI.NKEK AM> HI IH KVl.lt,
(»na SKA it DIAMOND, linn.rit, I'A.; ]
A. B. C. M<;F A R LAND.
Att'y at Law and Notary I'uliUc- office on H.
Inaii.oim st oij.nhlte the ( ourt House- ec
H. Q. WALKER,
Attomey-al-latw Office In Diamond Block,
J. M. PAINTER,
Oflice Itetmen l'cutofllce and Diamond, But
A. T. SLOT T,
ATTI >HN I'.Y-AT-LA W.
(•fllce at No. », Houtli Diamond, Butler. I u.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
ATIOHNEY AT I.AW.
Office second floor. Anderson 111 k, Main HI.,
near Couit House, Butler, I'a.
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT I.AW.
Office on second floor of the llucclton block.
Diamond, Butler, I'a., Itooin No. I.
Attorney at Office at No. IT, East Jeffer
son Ht . Butler. I'a.;
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at law and ileal Estate Agent. Of
fice rear of L./. Mitchell's oflice on north aide
of Diamond. Butler. I'A.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second floor ot
Anderson building, near Court iiouae. Butler.
NEW TON BLACK.
Alt'y at law-office.on Booth side of Diamond
G. D. H ARVE'r ,
Contractor and bulldur In brick work, urate
and mantel Ncttliiif and nil kinds of brick-laving
a specially. Al'" dealer In barrel lime. Wam
pum loo»e lime, cements. National. I'ortlaint
and all Is-st grailes In tlte market. Calcined
idaster. planter balr. King's cement, fire t.rlck
tile, while Mod and river K.IU'I ||ti| office SIS
N. Mam street, and all orders left at. ware house
will rtwrtvy prompt delivery. Terms reaMonalflu,
DAYS OF MY YOUTH.
£Tfce following poem was written by Judge
3t. George Tucker, the 'stepfather of John
fcandolph. of Roanoke, grandfather of J. R
Tucker, late member of congress, and great'
grandfather of Charles Washington Coleman.
Contributed by M. Louisa McClelland.]
Days of my youth,
Ye have glided away;
Hairs of my youth.
Ye are frosted and gray:
Eyes of my youth.
Your keen Bight is no more;
Cheeks of my youth,
Ye are furrowed all o'er;
Strength of my youth,
All thy vigor is gone;
Thoughts of my youth,
Your gay visions are fiowi
Days of my youth,
X wish not your recall;
Hairs of my youth.
I'm content ye shall fall;
Eyes of my youth.
You much evil have seen:
Cheeks of my youth,
Bathed in tears you have been;
Strength of my youth.
Why lament thy decay?
Thoughts of my youth,
Ye have led me astray.
Days of my age.
Ye will shortly be past;
Pains of my age,
Yet awhile ye can last;
Joys of my age,
In true wisdom delight;
Eyes of my age,
He religion your light:
Thoughts of my age,
Dread ye not the cold sod;
Hopes of my age.
Be ye fixed on your God.
How She Accepted tbe Invitation
from Her Nephew.
Mrs. Serena Fry sat idly in the cal
ico-cushioned chair in the kitchen.
This fact, innocent at distant acquain
tance, becomes startling to anyone
knov ing well Mrs. Fry. A robust, in
dustrious farmer's wife, her years,
growing fast to be numerous, sat light
ly upon her, and did not turn her for a
moment from her daily work, always
cheerily and faithfully and unceasingly
performed. So long (ah! only the old
kitchen, with its yellow almanac hang
ing behind the btovo and its fading,
dull yellow floor knew how long) had
she on every afternoon gone about
the baine round of duties, from the
time when Joshua left the dinner
table to the hour when he re
turned from the fiel<\ that it was much
more easy to go on with them than it
could have been to pause. Yet there
tilie sat Idly in the old rocker, the stove
half polished, and tho brush on the
hearth, while the sun was giving his
last wink above the red barn on the
hilL Besides, her usually cheery face
was clouded —not with anger or sor
row, but with deep perplexity.
"Serena," she said.of a sudden,rising
with her accustomed briskness, "you
ought to be clean ashamed of yourself.
If ever Satan got into anybody, it's
you. The idea of your sittin' idle, with
the work only half done, thinkin'
about goin' to New York! It would be
bad enough ef everything was done up
llolTdays ain't for lazy folks, that's
certain." And even as she spoke, the
stove l>egan to smile out in its usual
When the last bit of work had been
accomplished, and the old Uible, with
Joshua's spectacles on it, was awaiting
evening prayers from the lamp stand,
Mrs. I'ry sat down, and said:
"I had a letter to-day, Joshua."
"You don't say!" said he, stopping in
the act of putting on his spectacles.
"No." said his wife: "from N'»ph»w
Joshua, in New York."
"You don't say!" said Joshua again.
"Do you want to read it aloud,
"I would, but —1 burnt it up. There
wa'n't nothin' secret in it, and I knew
right afterwards what a thing It was to
do before you'd seen it: but s6meway
it didn't seem as if 'twas right to keep
"Not right, S'rena? Has Joshua been
"No, indeed," said his wife, hastily.
"Twas a real nice letter. 1 noticed
particular that he signed his name
'Joshua S. Fry,' as if to kind o' remind
himself that he was named after you.
It ain't worth speakin' of, but it was
printed 'J. Sylvesfcr' on the enretope."
"1 ain't a mite surprised," said
Joshua, with a kindly smile. "It's o
sight handsomer name. Hut what did
"He wanted me to coiae to New
York," said Mrs. Frye; and for her life
•he could not have said a word more.
Her husband waited a moment in
silence, and then he spoke again: "To
"Joshua Fry, how you talk! He
ain't quite a fool. To make a visit."
Serena let these short sentences shoot
out from her lips as though they were
loaded. "He said he an' Susie had
been wantin' mo for a long time, an'
ho thought I could be spared from the
farm now as well as any time, seein'
he remembered the hayin' must bo
over; an' seein' I'd never been to New
York, he did hopes I'd come. An* he
Bent mo r. railroad pass."
."Did you burn that up, too?" asked
Joshua; but an ha spoke he noticed it
for the first time lying by the Uible.
and he leaned forward to read it. Onco
and again did he examine the innocent
document, and still turned it over in
his hand when his eyes were looking,
as it were, far away.
For flve-and-twenty years (I said
only the old kitchen knew how long,
but 1 bribed it to tell me) had Joshua
and Serena Fry lived together and
worked together without separation or
holiday. Their wedded love was of
the old-fashioned sort, and dwelt not
iu many words, as it began not with a
wedding tour, but thrived in faithful
common toiL They were not only un
complaining, but happy.
As Joshua sat thinking these things,
the sudden invitation of his brother's
boy, who had before this shown his
kindly remembrance of the old farm
house where he used to come for sum
mer frolics, brought no pang with Its
half-told tale of the difference between
life in Green's Corners and life in tho
hurrying city The meadow paths,
with their winged or creeping citizens,
were Farmer Fry's happy estate, and
the yellow-floored kitchen his Inner
heart's home. It is for this reason that
I most want his swift appreciation of
his wife's feeling to be fcltand praised
Had the coming of Nephew Joshua's
letter been loretold to him, he would
have expected Serena to read It cheer
fully, and talk over with him the best
way of sending their thanks for tho In
vitation, and of telling how impossible
it was for cither of thorn to leave tho
farm. He know now, from her half
excited manner, from the fact that she
had burned the letter as though it
brought subtle temptation to wrong,
perhaps from a stray sentence which
he had once read about tho hidden de
sires and discontents in tho minds of
farmers' wives, thai the invitation had
come to Serena like a wiudow opened
into unotlicr life, and that she had
fuithfully tried and was still trying to
There came with his thoughts uo bit
terness or indecision. Serena must go
to New York. Tho farm and lie could
put up without her for u week or more,
he thought. If sho had borne with thciu
for twenty-live years! So when he
spoke agaiu, it was, though after a
considerable pause, with tho same
widespread, kindly smile:
"I hope you'll go, S'rena; It'll do you
good, an' you ain't no cause to throw
away sech a ehauce."
Serena was astonished; she had cx-
Wicted Her liutftnuitl to Uv lu*t w]ip( I
BUTLER, PA.,FRIDAY, MARCH 189*2.
said he would nave expected ner to do,
bad not love quickened bis naturally
leisurely brain. She had said: "Get
thee behind me, isatau:" and here was
Joshua serenely inviting- that dignitary
forward again The window was wide
open now, and eoald not be closed.
But Mrs. Fry's mind and conscience
did not quickly settle themselves. Not
once or twice was the invitation almost
fully rejected by them during the next
few days, as their owner worked over
fryinp-jian or sewing-machine, or
talked with her many visitors. For
when it became noised abroad in
Green's Corner that Serena Fry was
thinking of going' to New York (to
spend the winter, gossip sometimes
had it; and sometimes, to live), her sit
ting-room became the scene of great
social activity, and Miss Lainson, the
dressmaker, who had been sewing at
Smithville, came home of her own ac
cord to fit out the traveler for her jour
8o circumstances held the window
open—not Serena —and she let them
and Joshua and the neighbors decide
that she would go, rather than decide
it herself. It was Joshua who wrote
the letter to his nephew that she would
come, and who, with his own old hands,
did the great part of her packing. F»r
Serena, usually the readiest and most
skillful for work, now seemed dazed
and scarcely half happy at the pros
pect which had been opened before
In the pale gray and green light of
early morning" they drove to the rail
road crossing. Trains stopped at
Green's Corners only when an anti
quated man, who lived in a closet,
came out and frantically waved a flag
at them. He came out now, and
leaned on the flag handle, while Ser
ena tried to look back at the farm
"Don't you be worried, Serena," said
Joshua, cheerfully. "I'll prosper all
right, unless I g.-t sick alonjf of eatin'
all them pies and fixin's. You must
hev thought I'd hev a sight of com
pany. Well, good-by; take good caro
of yersolf!"—for the was wav
ing for all he was worth, and although
Serena privately hoped that the diabol
ical-lookingi'engine would refuse to
stop, it stopped. In a moment inoro
Joshua and the flagman and the farm
house were as the cin icrs which were
jerked past the car window by an un
So long was it since the wide world
of travel hail shown a glimpse of itself
to Mrs. Fry that the morning passed
swiftly, on account uf the rapidly
changing scenes through which the
train fled along, and Serena was more
nearly like herself than she had been
since the invitation came. But noon
brought a dismal rain, which drizzled
down the windows and put the coun
try in drab mourniug, and discouraged
nearly every one, especially Serena.
Not thinking that she had changed her
place, she felt certain that it was rain
ing thus dismally at the Corners, and
that Joshua would have to look after
the cows in the chilly wetness, and re
turn to an equally chilly kitchen and
stove. Presently the indefatigable news
agent, who had been all the morning
firing alternate caramel packages and
books at the passengers, threw a pam
phlet iuto Serena's seat, and she idly
picked it up and began to read the ad
vertisements on the cover. As she did
so, she let the book fall and gave a lit
tle cry of despair.
It was only au advertisement of some
patented rat destrojer which had mot
her eye, but it threw her poor heart
into deep distress. Only the night be
fore, when sho had b-nti arranging
Joshua's proV Wont in tba
SleinrnoEu., the grocer's wife, had come
to the door with a jar in her hand, the
strings of her sunbonnet hanging de
jectedly in front of her shoulders.
"Here's that rat pizen I promised
you," sho said. "I thought likely Mr.
Fry might find it useful while you was
away; the cm ptier a house is, the more
the mice likes it. When my Susan died,
Bhe wa'n't really buried before they
was gallivantin' around her room I'll
sit it right here, Mis' Fry, for I can't
stop; it's comin' on dark. You'll find
it 'll make 'em go right off an'die every
Serena had noticed dimly at the timo
that Mrs. Slemmons had set her jar
just in front of one of apple-butter
which had been fillod for Joshua and
placed on the pantry shelf. Now, with
tlio swift remembrance of this sccno
which the advertisement brought, came
a dreadful thought.
She had not put the rat poison away!
It must still be standing there by tho
apple-butter, and .toshua—it made her
sick to thiuk of it—might take tho
wrong jar for his dinner. Ho might
have done it already; probably had, and
must be quite dead. Serena put her
hend ilown >n the bae.k of tho seat in
front of her, and let her troubled
thoughts run on as they would. She
wondered dimly whether tho |>oisou
affected human beings as Mrs. Slem
mons had said it affected rals, and
made them "go off alone to die."
Sho wondered whether it would
do any good to ask the con
ductor to seud word to Joshua
not to eat any apple-butter until she
should return. She imagined a mes
sage awaiting her at her nephew's
house, bidding her come back to lit?r
husband's fuucr.it. She thought of
how she dcservt-.l all this punishment
in return for going away and leaving
him alon • for the first time since their
marriage There came into hei mind
the words of the marriage ceremony
'What God hath joined together let no
man put asunder," and she said to her
self "We 'ain't never been asund. ■. io
fore, an I wouldn't be now if twasn't
fur my wickedness." And while she
sat so. of a sudden it grew dark and
then li;:ht again, and the eager train
was resting in the New York station.
A young man in a brown overcoat
was inside the car in a moment or two,
exclaiming "How do you do. Aunt
Serena? 8> glad to sec you!" us he
caught sight of the ligure in the prim
block dress of Miss Lutnson's fashion-
1 '.sit Serena, as she let him take both
her trembling hands, only said "My
dear boy I've got to go buck home "
"Home, Aunt Serena? Why, arc you
sick? You must come and let Susie
take care of you."
"1 ain't sick," said Serena, wearily;
"and I'd be gladder 'u' you think for to
stay with you, but I'm I'm afraid
somethin's happened to Joshua."
The room ami the stove at Green's
Corners were rattier chilly, and
whether the mice discovered it or no,
Joshua found tho house remarkably
enigty. lie lingered long In tho barn
with tho cattle, anil when he cutuo
home ate only 4 bowl of bread and
milk, and then drew out tho calico
cushioned chair and sat in it. There
was not a sound anywhere except tho
voice of the old clock, baying': "Uono
—Koncl gone—gone!" with dreadful
haste and perseverance. Presently
Joshua dozed. It was twilight when
ho slept and black night when he
awoke, aud ho heard tho far-away
whistle of the Now York uight ex
press. lie felt his way to the door and
went out Why in the world he
walked slowly toward tho railroad
crossing ho did not know, unless the
coming train seemed to him like a
message from Sorona, now safe In New
York. Ho waited silently near the
flagman's closet, while tho red eyo In
tho engine's forehead sent quivering
light streams far down the track. Be
fore Joshua knew it tho train had
stopped. Tho conductor was stunding
on tho ground, his lautcrn under his
arm, helping some one out. Joshua
went forward and took her In hlu
Serena could scarcely speak before
they reached the gate. One by one the
old familiar objects along the path
broke upon her sight, though shrouded
in the dark, with the sweet sense of
awakened memory which comes to
one returning home after long years of
absence. At last she said: "Joshua,
the apple butter?"
"I ain't tasted it," said Joshua, put
ting a great arm around her; "but
there ain't any manner of doubt but
what it's all right. Don't you worry
about that, S'rena. You're all tuckered
out." —It. Mac Donald Alden, in Har
How Fraud* and Adulterants May He
Artificial coffees can be detected in
unground samples by a careful ex-
and separation of all beans
which do not hare a portion of the fine
membrane with which they were orig
inally invested, still adhering in the
cleft The suspected b?ans should be
cut open and the structure examined.
The uniform structure of the artificial
coffee is very distinctive and after com
parison with that of genuine coffee
can never be mistaken for the latter.
Pure, ground, roasted coffee will
float on cold water, coloring' it very
slightly and slowly, while bogus cof
fee. chicory, roasted cereals, etc., sink,
coloring the water quickly Chicory
is very easily detected by this test,
since the particles in sinking leave a
trail of color behind them. Cereals,
when "light roasted," may escape de
tection by the water test, but they
respond readily to iodine, giving the
characteristic reaction for starch. A
hot water extract of the adulterated
sample containing cereals, or other
starch bodies, when filtered, cooled,
acidulated with sulphuric acid and de
colorized by permanganate of potas
sium, will show a blue color on the ad
dition of tincture of iodine. Chicory
contains no starch, hence if the water
is quickly colored and iodine doe*, not
give the charn jteristic reaction, chicory
is probably present. The microscopic
examination will reveal the presence
of starches, if cereals, acorns, peas or
beans constitute the adulterant, and
generally sufficient relics of the orig
inal structures of these substances will
escape destruction in the-roasting proc
ess for their identification. The pres
ence of chicory is also finally verified
by the microscope.—Guilford L. Spen
cer, in Chautauquan.
ttir? ocruians arc a very pliilosophi
cal and somewhat argumentative race.
Two workmen in the great Krupp
cannon manufactory were overheard
discussing an important question.
"In your opinion, Joliann," said one,
"which is the most important part of a
cannon—the hole or the steel?"
"The hole, of course, Heinrich," said
the other "Because, what use in the
world would a cannon bo without a
hole in it?"
"You are wrong, Johann. It's the
steel that's most important; for how
many men would you kill with a hole
with nothing around it?"— Youth's
—"How's that black-and-tan dog of
jrours?" "Dead." "Dead?" "Yes,
(wallowed a bunch of watch keys and
they wound him up "
Not a Had a.
Mis h All.soul-— 4 'l take it, Mr. Long
face, that you too have seen youi
trouble in life's voyage. I feel lhat mj
own sad experience gives me the right
to speak; you will take no offense, I'ic
Mr. IJ. —Oti, not tit nil! Orfeainljl I
haven't been without tny affliction.
Miss A. (with look of deep interest)—
A heart trouble, I fancy.
Mr. L.—Well—in that neighborhood
—weak digestion.—Harper's Itazar.
Mean Contractor (to workman whe
fell from a tliree-story wall that he was
tearing down) —I'll have to dock you
for lost time.
Workman (unhurt) —I thought 1 wai
saving time coming down that way.
Next time I'll take the ladder. —Dem-
Cousin Jack —Race, Ethel?
Ethel No, indeed. Mamma say»
you're the fastest young man she cvet
heard of. —Judge.
Not Murh to Four.
foreman Here are two sermons, one
delivered at St. Fashion church and the
other at the St. Avnoo church. We've
got 'em mixed and can't tell which it
Editor (busily)— Leave off the texts
und put 'em in either. Neither of the
congregations will know the difference
A Itonton I'arrot.
"Does Polly want a cracker?" asked
Coddling, who was trying to amuse
himself while waiting for Miss South
Church to descend to the parlor.
"Not any, thank you, but I'd lie
obliged to you for it little brown bread
or a few baked beans," replied the well
bred Boston bird. —N. Y. Sun.
A Skek Wife.
Mrs. McGinnesse —Oi hear y'r woife
do lie sick, Mr. McCallahan.
Mr. McCallahan—Yis, she do be very
sick, Mrs. McGinnesse.
"Is she dangerous?"
"Niver a bit. She do bo paceable
enough now."—N. Y. Weekly.
Old Nick O'Tcene (to his young wife)
—My first wife was always cold and
distant. I like the sweet, confiding
way you nestle up to me.
His Young Wife—Oh. I don't mind it;
I used to work in a tobacco factory!—
A I'roper Nlmlle.
"She is a perfect Amazon."
"Why do you say that? She is not at
all like the Amazons of old."
"Oh! no; I mean like the river. She
has a large mouth and babbles on for
l'l> to Oat r.
Olil Klti# Colo
Wait a merry old soul,
And it, merry old soul ™ bo:
* 11c called for hlti pipe,
And lie called tor ti!» bowl,
And a gorgeous J»n had hel
An r.dltor'a Lurk.
Society Reporter—Mrs. Skihigh com
plains the picture wo printed does not
look i» bit like her.
Editor —That's lucky. Wc can use it
for some one else then. —N. Y. Weekly.
No Sufr»«M Willi It.
"Your hotel is a regular fire trap,
sir," said a guest to the proprietor.
"If that is true it Is a very poor trap,
for it has never caught fire yet," was i
the i*irply.— N. Y. Stiu.
Young Wife—l knew you would like
the slippers, Harry, if for no other re»
son because I made them.
Husband—You don't mean this is all
jour work? Why, what a talented little
vffe I have, to be sure.
Young Wife—Yes, all my work. CM
course. I bought the uppers, and Mary
sewed them together, and I got a man
to sole them, but I put the bows on and
did them up in the box. And do you
know, Harry, I am just proud of my
self. I didn't think 1 could ever do such
A Persoua! Prnnoan M ikn Trouble.
Johnny was writing a letter and Wil
lie was looking ovtvj his shoulder.
"You're not making that 'l' right,"
"What's the matter with it, I'd like to
know?" replied Johnnie.
"You're running it below the line.
That's what's the matter with it."
"I guess I'm writing this letter, ain't
I? If I want to make it that way it's
my business, ain't it?"
"Course. If you want to make aJ ol
yourself, go ahead."—Chicago Tribune.
Sweet Girl—Mamma says you must
not give me so much rich candy, as it
will make me sick.
Mr. Nicefello —Does she think candy
"Yes, indeed. She says such a big
box as you bring is enough to kill any
"Horrors! Don't touch it. my darling.
Give it to your little brother." —Good
THE HIT or TIIK SEASON.
*r fr n •i!
it ih t
On« That Will Kofp
"Did you make any resolutions New
Years?'' inquired a Woodward avenue
man oi ins in*.\ i door neighbor.
"Nary a resolution," was the prompt
response. "I never made but one reso
lution in my life that I could keep so I
let the others go."
"What was that?" inquired the first
man, with considerable curiosity.
"Well, about five years ago I resolved
not to resolve and I haven't had any
trouble since."—Detroit Free Press.
Son —Say, pa.
Son —Is a vessel a boat?
Son (after some thought)— Bay, pa.
Father (impatiently) —What is it?
Son—What kind of a boat Is a blood
Father (absently)—lt's a life boat.
Now run away to bed.—Golden Days.
A Tired Man.
"I think old Judge Penny bunker Is
sne one of the laziest men 1 cversaw,"
remarked Gilhooly to Hostctter Mc-
"Is he so lazy?"
"Lazy! Lazy is no name for it. He is
lo confounded lazy that it tires him to
keep up with the earth when it turns
9n its axis."—Texas Siftings.
Why It U Off.
She sent him off to match a shade,
"I'll do it, dear," he said;
A color like the sea-shell's pink—
-110 brought her turkey red!
±nd that is why. Dame Rumor says,
The two were never wed.
—Kate Field's Washington.
Lumberman—Why in thunder did you
set these woods on fire?
Small Roy (whimpering) Th'—th'
ground is full o' chestnuts.
"Couldn't you gather the chestmits
without setting the woods on fire? Say."
"We didn't wanter gather 'era 'loss
they was roasted." —Good News.
A Potent Reason.
Ponsonby ller name has been
dragged into the courts a score of times,
it is synonymous with scandal
Yet, why did Snively as« her for hei
Popinjay—l'erlups becauso there art
half a dozen diamond rings on it.—Jew
The t'nre illty of It.
licss—Now wo have been married o
month, and yet it doesn't seem as if we
were married at all.
Bell—Yon are so happy.
Hess—That isn't the whole of it. You
see Charlie hasn't said a word about his
mother's superior cooking. Yankee
A Hod Cu«
Fillcins —Dr. Killum has paid flvt
visits to our house.
Bilkins—Myl at ten dollars a visit.
Filkins —It's only ten dollars. The
last four he was after his money.—
He Would I'repure.
Blunche (after replying "yes" to
Charlie's — I)o you want to
speak to papa to-night?
Charlie—N-no. Wait till to-morrow.
I'll get an accident insurance policy be
fore I come back. Hatchet.
I.lkttl a Margin.
Old Lady (excitedly)— When Is the
truiu to New York due?
Ticket Agent—ln two hours and for
Old Lady (with u sigh of relief) —I
am so glad lam not too late. Puck
Mho Win Willing.
Husband —My *leur. we'll have to
Wife —Well, let's smoke less Puck.
Alter the Enlou.
Asker— Did you fight for the union,
Tasker —Fight for it? No. I did all
I could to briug about the union, but it
wasn't till after we were married that
the fighting set in.— Yonkers Gazette.
An Important IMfTereure.
She —Dueling is barbarous and
The General—lt's just like war, but
She—No, it isn't. In war you can lie
in wait, or get behind something. —Life.
Tlin Young Flrml Affalu.
"There is nothing sentimental about
Mary." said Mrs. Calmer. "Even when
her lover is with her they sit fur apart."
"Yes," spoke up little Harry, "as lonjf
as you are in the room." —Demorest's
She Wua Heavy.
John —You make me tired, Maria.
Maria - What?
John—You are pretty heavy, yon
Then she knew what he meant. She
was sitting on his lap.—Yankee Blade, j
Another t l»w of It.
Hunker I wish 1 had courage enough
to propose to Sue and end my misery.
Spatts That might not end it.
Hunker How's that?
Spatts She tniyii". aceept you.— j
Bad Highways Are a Source of Great l ow
Under f£csent conditions in most lo
calities it is the farmer that loses most
by bad roads. It is his teams that do
most of the heavy hauling on the roads
in getting his crops to market Before
so many railroads were built mer
chants, millers and others in towns and
cities were obliged to do a considerable
amount of hauling, but a large portion
of this is avoided now, and the farmer
is perhaps more interested in good
roads than any others. He must use
the roads all through the year, anil it
is often the case when the farmers
should use them to the best advantage
they are in the worst condition. Bad
roads often prevent the farmer from
taking advantage of a favorable time
to market his crops. He must sell when
the roads are good, so that he can haul,
and in consequence his products are
forced upon the market during the lat
ter part of summer or early fall,
whether they are in demand or not
They are often bought and held until
there is a better demand, and then they
are sold at a profit.
With better roads, so that farmers
could be sure of marketing at any time,
more or less of the products could be
stored and put on the market more
gradually. The extra wear and tear of
the teams wagons and horses caused
by bad roads is an important item of
expense, which, if it could be saved
and applied towards keeping up the
roads, would pay a good part of the
One objection to the present system
of road work is that we fail to get
, value received. The cost is made seem
ingly light, but in a great majority of
cases better work could be done at half
the expense with better management.
Experience has proved that the oost
of making good roads is readily repaid
by the-increased value of the farming
laud near it. Yet many are hard to
convince that it is profitable to go to
tho expense of building good roads.
But when well built they are never al
lowed to run down.
It would hardly be possible to under
take to make all the roads good at
once, but if all the money spent by a
county on roads scattered all over the
county, a good part of which is practi
cally thrown away, was concentrated
only on such a length as could be made
thoroughly good, we should have good
roads in a much less time than we will
under the present system.
During the winter Is a tro'v* -®
consider this question. *
themselves usually supply a (food argu
ment and the farmer has more time to
think and talk it over. —St. Louis Re
PRIZE HOG TROUGH.
An I'xcellent Tank for Scalding Hop of
To scald hogs of 400 to 600 pounds a
common tub is inadequate. Nothing is
better than the tank or trough shown.
It should be made of 10-foot plank 2
inches thick. These should be planed
smooth on all sides and edges and pnt
together with 0-inch wire nails or, still
better, 4-inch screws. Each joint
should be painted with thick lead and
oil, and tightened by a piece of candle
wick saturated in the same strung on
tho edge of the joining plank before it
is put together, the reeking wick to be
held straight by being stretched on a
small nail at each end. Let It l>e
nearest the inside of tho tank as on the
hit of plank shown. A Is the wick.
Tho bottom of one end of the trough
is beveled to facilitate the work of
sliding the porker in and out For the
same purpose a roller placed as shown
is a great aid, and also for taming the
hog over for complete scalding. A
frame is hinged to the under side of
the beveled end to support it while the
hog is being drawn out This can be
buttoned close to the trough while it
is not in use. For transporting it use
a stone boat, or rude runners may be
built permanently on tho bottom of
the troufrh for it to ride upon. Sled
shoes will do, as at B. A piece of inch
hose, C, is forced through an auger
hole at the bottom and is used for the
double purpose of hentinff the water
by steuin from a cauldron with a tight
lid, to which the hoao is attached, and
for draining the tank when the scald
ing is done. If the free end of the
hose is kept at the height of tho top of
the tub or higher no water will escape.
Thrown en tho ground, all labor of
emptying it is dispensed with. Tho
scraping platform is arranged at the
beveled end.—N. K. Homestead.
( hl«ik« and How el Ulimu.
Many little chicks die of cold on the
bowels, which is caused by their being
chilled, and again it is caused by tho
chick* becoming wet when drinking.
To avoid this, tho water should be
given in a manner to permit thcin to
reach the water with their beaks only.
To allow little chicks to trample In
saucers of water is as suicidal as
though they were placed in a cold rain
shower The water for chicks and
ducklings should always be tepid in
winter, especially for ducklings, as
very cold water causes (hem to bavo
"cramps," while with chicks it chills
them on cold days to such an extent
that they never recover.—Farm and
J. 11. (iai.e, of Illinois, writes tho
I'rairio Farmer that ho has made good
floors in stables and cattle and hay
yards by paving thein with second
growth oak blocks cut five inches in
length Lay the blocks as closo as you
can Cover with gravel and allow it to
remain until thoroughly dry, when It
will easily work Into every crack and
Hail for llanklnanu.
Willie, (entertaining tho young man)
—Mr. Uaukinson, you're made of dust,
just like other men, ain't you?
Mr. Hankinson (with designs on Wil
lie's sister) —1 suppose I am, Willie.
What of it?
Willie—Notbln', only I heard sis say
this mornin' your name was Mud.—Chi
Tlim Wr<l<llng I( Postponed.
Count l'oco d'Argcnto—l called upon
Mr. Caswell this afternoon and made a
formal proposal for his daughter's
Interested Friend —Ah, indcedl And
what was the outcome?
Count. I'oco d'Argento (sadly)—l was.
Not the flight Sort.
Visitor—How do you like your new
Mis. Muggs— He won't last very
long. His wife is too worldly minded.
"Yes. It's perfectly scandfllous. All
her dresses fit her." —N. Y.Weekly.
Not i 4 T»m« Aflfctr.
"Hello, old man, have any luck shoot
"I should say I dldl Shot seventeen
ducks in one day."
"Were they wild?"
"Well—no —not exactly; but the
farmer who owned them was."—Har
REGARDING WIRE WORMS.
Variou* Methods Tried for DwtrorUg
the <ireedy Parasites.
In many sections wire worms are
very destructive to growing crops, and
it has been exceedingly difficult to pro
tect vegetation from them. At the
Cornell university experiment station
investigation has been in progress for
the past three years to determine the
utilitv of various recommended meas
ures aad to devise other effective ones.
Bulletin 33 contaius the account of
these experiments and investigations.
Wire worms are long, slender grubs, of
a yellowish white color, having un
usually hard bodies; the hardness and
form of body suggested the name.
They are the young click-beetles or
snapping bugs, as they are often called
from their habit of doubling quickly
with a snapping noise when pnt upon
their backs. By this movement they
throw themselves some distance into
the air and come down upou their feet
There are several species of these
beetles, the young of many being per
fectly harmless, but others feed upon
seeds and the roots of plants which
they find in tho soil. Destructive
species of wire worms were placed In
breeding cages, and the following
remedies were tried:
Protection qt Seed: I. By a coating of pari*
green -And (tour; 2. By a coating of tar; 8. Bj
soaktngMn a gait solution; 4. By soaking tn a
copperas solution; By soaking la a chloride
of lime and copperas solution: & By soaking la
kerosene oil; 7. By soaking in turpentine; 8. By
souktng in a strychnine solution.
Destruction of Wire-worms: I. By starva
tion. with clean fallow, with growth of crop*
■upposM to be free from attacks of wire-warms,
>3 buckwheat, mustard and rape; 2. By the ua«
of insecticides as kerosone oil (pure aad as as
cmulston), crude petroleum (pure and as an
cmu!:>ini), poisoned dough, bi-sulphide of car
bon, anAby such fertilizers as salt, kainlt, muri
ate of potash, lime, chloride of lime and gas
Destruction of Pupe and Adults: I. By fall
(flovkig: 2. lly trapping.
Of the various methods used to pro
tect .<*cd all failed entirely, and sever
al retarded germination or entirely de
stroyed vitality. In the attempt to de
stroy the wire-worms by starvation it
was found that these larva can live
for a year or more in soil upon which
CORN-PLANT GROWING IN A BOOT-CAOS.
(Infested by wh-eworms and click-beetles. From
s specimen in the Cornell insectary.)
nothing is growing, and that they feed
and thrive upon buckwheat, mustard
and rape. Therefore it is not worth
while to lose the use of the land for a
season, or to grow these crops to de
Of the insecticides tried kerosene
was effective when used in sufficient
quantities to thoroughly permeate the
soil to the depth of several inches, but
this makes it too expensive for ordi
nary practice. The same was found
true of bisulphide of carbon, salt,
kainit, muriate of potash, lime and gaa
lime. The poisoned dough seemed not
to attract the wireworms at all. Of
the methods of trapping employed,
bunches of freshly-cut clover dipped in
paris green water and placed about the
field under boards destroyed a very
large uumber of the udult beetles, but
none of tho buits attracted the larvae.
If this method could be carried out
systematically for a term of years it
would doubtless be effective; but as
the larvsn remain in the larval state
three years or more, as observed at the
station and by European writers upon
the subject, it would prove very slow.
Fall plowing, which is the only effect
ive, practical method of destruction
discovered, also has the same disadvan
tage, as only tho third-year larv® are
destroyed by it July of the third
year of their existence the larvss
changes to soft white pupae resembling
the adult beetle in form, and In August
the adult state is assumed, but, strange
to say. the insect remains until spring
in its cell in the ground Any disturb
ance during this time proves destructive
to it« life. If. therefore, the irround la
plowed and kept thoroughly stirred for
three or four weeks after July 20 all
these adults will perish and autumn
sown crops may be put in. If this
method of procedure Is followed for
three or four years the soil will become
nearly free from the wiro worms. Short
rotations of crops can be planned to
bring this about
A noted western man riding across
the country and noticing thousands
of acres of corn stalks standing in the
fields from which the cars had been
jerked, said; "The farmer Is conduct
ing the only business In the world that
allows a man to lose forty-five per cent
of his capital stock and at tne same
Dndkh proper management either the
wool or increase should pay for keep
ing while tho other should be profit,
but sheep caunot grow wool or furnish
nutritious milk to lambs If they have
only sufficient food to maintain animal
life. It requires more food during win
ter wheu tho animals have no shelter
than when they were well protected.
A couresponuent of the Maine
Farmer cures colic In sheep by dissolv
ing two tablespoonfuls of epsom salt*
In about a hnlf-pint of warm water,
and adding one tablcspoonfnl of essence
of peppermint Opeo the sheep's
mouth and insert a small funnel In it
The l>oy pours the salts while I bold
the sheep Iu about two hours the
sheep will be all right
At The Wrong Cell.
Visitor (at the jail)— Poor, poor man!
May I offer you this bunch of flowers?
Man Behind the Bars— You've made
a mistake, miss. The feller that killed
his wife and children Is in the neztcelL
I'm yere for stealin' a cow.—Chicago
A l aiulUar Character.
Friend —Considering that your living
expenses are fully up to your Income,
I don't see how you contrived to get
such a reputation us a philanthropist.
Mr. Hpendall —Oh, I never give any
thing. 1 do tho hat passing.—N. Y.
til* (Itmt Mmt Have Been lligh.
Wife—John, I want ten dollars.
Husband—Maria, I'm sorry to say
that 1 haven't that amount to-day.
Wife—John Henderson! Ido believe
you sat up with unother sick man last
A Careful Yoang Man.
Mrs. Chlnner— Why does young Mr.
Ourley always kuock at the door when
he oamcs to call on you?
Mis* Chinner— He's afraid if becomes
with a riug I'll regard it as a proposal.
Am to Color.
"You Mem very much interested ia
Miss Browning, of Boston."