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This Is The Lowest Price
Ever given on a
Bed Room Suite
Solid, Polished Oak, glass 26x30, beveled plate,
We offer this suite for 30 days only.
Our Bed Room Suite for sl9
You can't get elsewhere for less than $23 to $25. We don't only
i :Tor the above goods at low prices, but anything in our store
»vray down In price. All we ask you to do is to examine our
b ; «:k and you will say as we do —best goods for least money of
store In the country.
Campbell & Templeton,
136 N. Main St., - - Butler, Pa.
THE BEST BR,QH iIf I °°la
IN THE MARKET FOR
*■ sys -«■
Width from BtoE E. Styles—London,
Common Sense, Opera and New York
THIS IS A GREAT BARGAIN
and is equal to most shoes usually sold
$2.00. Don't miss this rare opportunity
to get a real bargain. We also have
this shoe with Patent Tips or Cloth
Tops as desired. Offered by
THE SHOE DEALER.
A SURE WINNER
BICKEL THE SHOE MAN,
HIS TRADE INCREAHING DAILY.
GOOD HONEST SHOES
AT EXTREMELY LOW PRICES DOING IT.
People flock from all parts of the county eager to make purchases.
A dollar goes a good ways at
BICKEL'S SHOE STOKE.
The people of Butler county are in luck in having a Shoe Store that
is always willing to sell goods to suit the times; things are pinching a
little here and there and you want to make a dollar reach as far as
possible and when you are in need of any Shoes and Slippers, you
will find it to your interest to visit Bickel's.
PRICES THAT TELL THE STORY
Men's A Calf English Bals, good quality $i oo
Men's Huff Congress and Bals i io
Men's Good Solid Plow Shoes .- $ 0
Men's Good Solid Creedmores i QQ
Boys' Fine Shoes, Button or Lace (
Boys' Working Shoes, Creedmores go
Youths' Fine Shoes 75,85 ant j ,
AND STILL THERE'S MORE TO FOLLOW.
Ladies' Fine Don Button Shoes £1 00
Ladies' Fine Grain Button Shoes ..." 90
Ladies' Fine Oxford Ties.. 75
Ladies' Fine Opera Toe Slippers 50
Ladies' Serge Gaiters * 5 0
Ladles' Serge Fox Gaiters * Ck>
Ladies' Brussel Slippers JJ
Chikjren 3 Shoes.. . f .. 25, 40, 50 and 75
BARGAINS THIS MONTH.
in Lawn Tennis Goods, Base Ball Shoes, Low Shoes of all kinds
Don't buy any footwear until you look at our many goods and prices
Boots and Shoes made to order; Repairing done promptly at the j'reat
BOOT AND SHOE HOUSE.
OHTi..BR, - -- -- - - - PENN'A
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
PROFESSION AI. CARDS.
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
IS? E. Waj ne,St, office hours, lu to 12 M. and
t to 3 P. M.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D-,
PHYSICIAN AND SCKGIOX
onice ami residence at l.'T K. Cunningham St.
I'llY-U'liN AMI SUKOKOS.
New Troutinau Building. I'uUer, I'a.
E. X. LEAKK. M. O. K M.V.NN.
Oruspcology and Sur- Kye. Kar. Nose and
DRS. LEAK E & MANN,
G. .. ZIMMERMAN.
rUYKICIAX AMI* drnUKoN.
Ofllce a. .No. »5, Main street. over frank a.
Co's i-ti.rt-. B'ltlCr. Pa.
s-. .V.UEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
22 Fit! Jeflerton St., I:, I'm. t'»
Is now pormfir.eully located at 120 South Main i
Street Butler. Pa, In rooms lor.ii.-ily occupied j
l>> l»r kValtlron.
DK. S. A. JOi N.VTON.
DENTIST, - BUTLER. PA.
t;old (•'tiling Painless Extraction of Teeth
and Artlllcial Teeth without Plates a specialty
Nltrous Oxide or Vitalized Air or LOcal
Amestheties used. ,
Office o er Millers Grocery east of Lowry
H Office closed Wednesdays mid Ttiursdi ys.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Artuicial Teeth inserted < n the latest Im
proved plan, '. 'id Killing a specialty. OUcc—
ovtT Sc Hauls ClotUiiiK SUjrc.
C. F. L. McQUISTiON,
F.MGINKEK AM) Sl It\KYOIt,
OFFICE NKAK DIAMOND, BtrutK. PA.| |
A. B. C. McFARLAND.
□Att'y at Ijiw and Notary Public—Office on S.
diamond St —opposite the Court House—sec
ond lloor. I I I B9
H. Q. WALKER,
Altorney-at-lJiw—Office In Dlamoud Block.
J. M. PAINTER,
Oltlce—Between Postodice and Diamond, But
A. T. SCOTT,
omce at No. it. Suuth Diamond, Butler. Pa.
A. M. CIIRISTLEY,
A'lT ORN KV jAT LAW.
Office second lloor, Anderson 111 k. Main St.,
near Court House, Butler. Pa.
J. W HUTCHISON,
ATTOUNKY AT LAW.
Olliceon bei'oiul floor of the lluselion block.
Diamond, Butler, Pa.. Kiwm No. 1.
Attorney At Law, Offloe at No. IT, Kast .lelTer
-on st , (Sutler. Pa.
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at I a» and Keal
nee rear of L. Z. Mitchell's uflli eon north side
of Diamond, Butler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attoruey-at-law. Offlce on second floor ol
Anderson building, near Court House, Butler,
Atl'y at 144W -onv 1. on Ho'iHi sMe of IMamond
L. iS MeJt \Ki \.
Insurance and Real Kslalr Ag't
17 KA?T JKFKKIISON ST
HTJTI.ER, - PA.
TLER noi NTY
Mutual Fire insurance 00.
Office Cor. Main & Cunningham
H. C. IIKINKMAN, SKCRKTAAT
Alfred Wick, Henderson Oliver,
l»r. W. Irvln.'' .laines Stepheuson
W. w. Blackmore, N. Weit/ei,
K. Bowman. I). T. Norrls,
Ueo. Ketterer. 1 has. Kebliun.
John Oroliman, [John Koenlnt;.
LOYAL S. M'JUNKIN, Agent.
JBTJ T" , PA
S.McKEAN ST., - - WJTLEK, FA
Opiioaito Mohool House.
This olegan*. new hotel i« now open to
tho public; it iH 11 new house, with new
furniture throughout anil all modern con
veniences; is within easy reach of tho de
pots and bnsiiHMs house* of tho town, and
a tiplonilid view of the eastern part of
Give me a call when in tiutler.
CHESS STONER, Prop'r.
Hotels and Depots,
W 8. Gregg is now runniog a line
of carriages between the ho tela mid
liepotH ol the town
ChargoH reasonable T«)iflphone
No. 11, or i«*ave order* at Hotel
(iuod Livery in Con nee Lion
Mifilin Strqet Livery.
BIEUL ii HBPLER Prop'r-
One square west of Main St., on
Mifflin St All good, safe hordes;
new buggies and carriages. Tiandaus
for weddings and funerals. Open
day and night. Tclophone No. 24.
Mr. Warr&n I). Went:
of Geneva, N. Y.,
Tells of His Fearful Sufferings After
Gastric Fever and His Cure by
All who know Mr. W. D. Wentz
give him the best of recommendations
for honesty and integrity. For many
years he has worked for Mr. D. P. Wil
son, the harness maker and member
of the Geneva Board of Health. He says:
" I was taken sick last October with gastric
fever and my chance for recovery was con
sidered almost hopeless. After 7 weeks the
fever slowly left me, but I could not eat the
simplest food without terrible distress. It
seemed that I had recovered from the fever to
Dio of Starvation
I took pepsin compounds, bismuth, charcoal,
cod liver oil and malt until my physician
confessed that liis skill wa3 about ex
hausted and he did not know what else to
try. Everything I took seomed like Bear
ing welted irad into my stomach. I hap
pened to think 1 li:id part ol a bottle of Hood s
Sar-iaparillii that had bet n In the house for two
or three years, that I found had benefited me
previously fur dyspepsia. I began taking it
and soon began to feel better. I have now
taken a little over two bottles and cau truth
fully say i feci well again and can eat any
thing without distressing me, even to
Pie and Cheese
which I have been unable to touch for years.
The English language docs not contain words
enough to permit me to express the praise
I would like to give to Hood's Sarduparilia."
W. I>. WENTZ, FUJ Castle St., Geneva, N. Y.
A Cood Voucher
'• I have known Mr. Warren D. Wentz for
many years and can vouch for him as a man
of veracity and one well known about here.
I have sold him several bottles of
during the past few months." M. H. PAHT
RIDCK, Druggist, Geneva, N. Y.
Hood's Pills Cure Liver Ills
C. & D.
Ready for All.
WE HAVE THE MOST
COMPLETE STOCK IN
Everything tbat is new in Stiff
Hats. Our $1.50 and $2.00 are
wonders for the money.
new ,in Soft Hats,
ranging in price from 25 cts. to $5.00.
All tbe new blocks in Silk Hate.
Greatest lino of Furnishing Goods
we ever had.
An inspection will l» an advantage
to any one.
COLBERT & DALE,
242 S. Main street,
Grand Pianos for
Now Is your t Iran to select aJgood" Piano; you
do not want to buy but one Piano In your life
time. So while selecting one it Is the best, and
cheapest to buy a good one.
of Boston bus opened a Piano and Organ
Parlor at No. L'ls, Kast North SI., where he lias
on exibltlon a new Invoice of I'ianon from the
very best of makers of Boston, they have a full
rich and mellow tune, the actiou Is light, quick
and powerful; tliey will stay In tune longer
than any other Piano on aocount of a new
device of tuning pins. tint. I will be glad to
show and exulahi. Picas rail and examine be
fore buyn,'elsewhere. You ean save money
by purchasing a Piano of me, and get an
instrument that you run rely upon, and one
that I will warrant or garantee to give entire
satisfaction. 1 have made ami tuned
Pianos and Organs
orover 11 y.) l i.ftU'iivtor kirtw liuw to select
orfect Pnvi i.
PIANOS AND ORGANS
21 H K. North St.,
TO ATT IRK
I N N!■: A T
AN D FI T
L K A V ]•:
| 'i - '" " "
LA ROM ST( )CK.
HI .ST FACIUTIKS
A HARE BARGA IN.
H>R SALE.—one of the finest
farms in lintler county, containing
186 acres; large lirick house, large
[ frame barn, carriage shed and various
other buildings, all in good repair;
well watered; has a large orchard,
good market adjoining premises for
all farm products. Convenient to
schools and churches. To a quick
buyer will seli this farm for much
less than the cost of the buildings
and on very reasonable terms.
L. S. MCJUNKIN,
1116 E. Jefferson St., Hatler, Pa,
BUTLER, PA.,MAY QO,
Kjh!■ sp ending tho
ing the hot summer months with our
aunt, she told us a story I think we
will remember until the day of our
Aunt Iris had long been a puzzle to
us. She was always sad and gentle,
scarcely ever laughing heartily, and
that seemed a very strange thing to us
merry, chatting girls. Although slio
was so very quiet, we all loved her very
This afternoon we were outdoors
lazily reclining under the shade of a
great oak tree that threw its friendly
6hadows far away, and very cool and
pleasant did they seem this hot day.
We had been having a very lively
discussion about the life of a uoteil man.
But for nearly a half hour scarcely a
word had been spoken. TCach ooe was
busy with her own thoughts. Suddenly
the silenco was broken by little Mary,
the pet of us all, exclaiming; "A penny
for your thoughts, Aunt Iris!"
Thus addressed, my aunt turned her
large, dark eyes upon Mary and smiled
very sadly (it seemed as if her smiles
til ways had tears back of them) and
Eaid, slowly: "Well, girls, if you will all
Isi very quiet and not condemn me too
much, I will try to t<-ll you what I was
thinking about. It has never been told
by my lips, for it is a very sad'story,
liut, perhaps, it will help you never to
sin as I did."
At this we drew a little nearer to her,
and we opened our eyes in amazement
when she uttered the word sin, for it
did not seem to us that Aunt Iris could
sin, she was always so sweet and gen
tle. She smiled as she saw our look of
wonder, and then proceeded:
"Girls, you all remember that picture
iu my album I called little Kitty Hart.
You can plainly sec what a beautiful
creature she was—beautiful as an
angel 1 Clustering golden curls, sur
rounding a face exquisitely fair and in
nocent, a pair of heavenly blue eyes
that seemed to look truth into tho very
soul. How I loved that girl then, and
little did I think I should be the one to
ruin her young life. I was exactly tho
opposite of Kitty. I had hair dark as
midnight, wicked, black eyesthat could
flash with hate or grow soft and tender
with love. It happened that we had a
picnic about this time, and there we
met and both fell in love with hand
somo Harry Kay. fill! how I loved that
handsome boyish facet I swore then
and there to win him or die in the at
"I can see her now as she looked that
day, clad in pure white and wearing
modest daisies. The moment Harry
Ray bowed before sweet Kitty nart,
his heart passed from his keeping into
hers. I saw it, I knew it, yet my pas
sionate, jealous nature decreed to win
him at any cost.
"As I saw them move away from me
toward the cool and inviting lake
my wrath knew no bounds. I
could have ground her beautiful
face into an unshapely mass with
my heel, and havo felt u savage
delight iu doing it, had It been in iny
power. But this was the first of many
just such scenes. Never would Harry
notice me when Kitty was near, aud it
so filled me with wrath that I almost
believe that the love I bore him was
turned into hatred. I longed to have
revenge. Time passed on until at last
the marriage day was set, and still I
had found no plan to part tho lovers.
"At last an idea filled my brain which
I now think Satan himself must have
prepared for me. I began slowly to
carry it out
"Fate seemed to work for me this tims.
Kitty received a letter from a distant
aunt, begging her to make her a week's
visit. As her aunt's health was very
poor, and she was not expected to live
very long, gentle Kitty did not have tho
heart to refuse her request, much as sho
disliked to leave Harry even for so short
"The evening beforo lier departure
Harry came over to bid her good-by.
Never will I forget that evening. It
seemed us if she had a foreboding of
ooming evil. She seemed so very quiet
and unlike her usual merry self. Noth
ing could havo been better for me. I
had planned it to make Harry tlnuk sho
had something else on her mind. Hut I
very well knew it was the separation
from him that made her blue eyes so
misty and sad. Soon they left me and
wandered away by themselves. I fol
lowed, and hid myself where I could
averhcar every word that passed be
" 'Harry,' Kitty's soft voice was say
ing, 'I am sorry I wrote auntie I would
:ome. I know lam very foolish, jis it
is for so short a time. Hut 1 feel all
tho while as if something would hap
pen while lam away. I have tried to
tliakc off the. feeling, but I cannot."
11 'Nonsense, little one,' said Harry.
'You havo grown as whimsical as an
aid woman. What can possibly hap
pen? Six weeks from to-day you will
bo all my own, and then nothing can
take you from mo for even a week. So
3lieer up; to-morrow you will laugh at
your own fears."
"I laughed in fiendish glee to myself
to think this was to be the last time
they would ever walk so lovingly to
gether. I was shocked at myself; I did
Qot know I could be so wicked. For
\ moment I was almost sorry and had
nearly decided to leave them alone in
peace. Then tho tempter whispered
In my ear that I might have been
Harry's betrothed bride hail it not been
for Kitty's babyish face. I clinched
my hands in hatred as I thought of it,
and all the good in mo died for the time
being. I turned and fled from the spot
into the house. I dropped a letter I
had prepared for her, just whers I
knew she could not help seeing it.
Then I rushed upstairs to my own
"Soon I heard Kitty's step on the stair,
and I knew the letter had dono its
"It was almost dawn when I at last
fell into a troubled sleep. 1 was
awakened by some one lightly tapping
at iny door. I called:' 'Come in.' Kitty
entered, holding in her hand that letter
so fatal to her happiness.
" 'lris,' sho began, 'did you see or
drop any paper in the parlor? I found
a sheet of pupor therf, aud it puzzles
me greatly. Ido not know what to
think about it. Head it. Iris, and tell
luc what you think.'
"I took tho letter in my hand, then
bit my lips in vexation. 1 had forgotten
to place all the letter there. The most
important part was missing. Hut,
thought 1, hastily casting my eye over
the page before me, perhaps if 1 play
uiy cards well I shall win yet. This is
what I saw:
"'Dear Ileus,' tho letter
here with tho wealthy young lady lam Kuttliiß
along very nicely, indeed. Am engaged to her,
and will aoou contrive a plan (o Ret Home of her
money. It seciua almont too bad to fool lur, fur
•he Is a sweet little thing. IJut Hess, darllnir,
once I flot the money it will have to be. good
by, Kitty. I will soon ho back to you. On til
"That was all. I could sec by tho
white face of Kitty that no iui.ro WHS
needed. 'The wretch,' I said, pretend
ing to bo very angry, but still not dar
ing to lift my guilty eyes to Kitty's in
uuctuiLtace. -I vtuulii let law ItfKW I
did not care by breaking the engage
ment with him.'
" 'Hut.' began Kitty, 'it may be Harry
did not write It. I will not believe it.
There must be some mistake. Harry
could not be such a wretch!'
" "Come, Kitty dear,' said I, 'you
must hurry and prepare yourself for
your journey. It is almost time to
"GO ON, IBIS."
start now, and you are not ready ut all.
Do not think any more about Harry,
but go now anil get ready."
"I cannot stir a step, Iris," t.aid Kit
ty, very decidedly, 'until I have seen
Harry and had an explanation from
"Here, indeed, was a difficulty. If
she saw Harry she would soon find out
it was all a fraud. So, after thinking
a moment, I told her to write a note
and 1 would carry it to him; of course
lie would never see it, and it eoulii ilo
no harm, only serve to blind her still
more. Soon she had finished the letter
and started slowly away to her room,
while I turned my steps toward the
coot and shady woods, to loiter away
the time until I could return to the
"Oh, that I might have been struck
dead before I had retraced my steps!
but in a short time I went slowly back,
thinking what I could tell Kilty when
she asked me about Harry.
"Presently she came down, dressed
as usual, in pure white, and looking so
pure and beautiful that I could hardly
find it in my heart to tell her the cruel
lie, which I knew wouhl destroy her
peace and happiness for i«auy a long
day. Hut I turned my guilty face
away and went on, unfeelingly, to tell
her it was impossible for Harry to see
her that morning, as he had some very
important business to attend to, but he
sent his best regards and wished her a
pleasant journey. Then I hesitated, as
if I had something more to say, yet
dreaded to proceed.
" *OO on, Iris,' commanded Kitty,
with paling face and flashing eyes, 'tell
" 'Well,' 1 continued, 'it is a hard
message to carry, yet it is best that you
should know, cruel as it may seem.
Kitty,' (I tried to make my voice trem
ble as if trying to suppress my feel
ings) 'he requested me to tell you ho
did not think best for you to correspond
while you were away.
" 'No, indeed," she slowly faltered}
'you are not to blame, Iris. You would
do anything in your power to help me,
would you not, dear?'
"'Ah! those trusting words, how they
eut to the very soul!
"A moment she stood irresolute, then
kissed us all good-by, and descended to
the waiting carriage. As the turn in tho
road hid lier from view, I rushed up
stairs to my own room, closed and
locked the door. Seating myself, I
drew pen and paper toward me for tho
purpose of writing a letter to narry.
Sheet after sheet I destroyed in my at
tempt to imitate Kitty's writing. At
last I succeeded to my satisfaction, and
here is what I had written:
" 'DKAU UARKY: Pray do not think mo cruel
ind llckle-mindril. liut I have tone away froii>
Here, intending to return a bride, lie U olil and
rich, Harry; that makes the difference. If you
Had bad his money, or 1 Iris' disposition, I
•hould have chosen you, for you are much nicer
Woking. Good-by, dear old Harry; forglvo your
little Kitty, If you can.'
"I smiled in triumph, as I read it
again to make sure that it was perfect
ly correct. That clause about myself
Is a clever one; perhaps he will marry
cue right away, just to spite her. liut
tittle did I know Harry's disposition. 1
placed the letter iu my pocket and went
down to the parlor. I soon had the
pleasure of seeing Harry coming swift
ly across tho shady lawn. He smiled
brightly wln-n ho saw me, but quickly
looked beyond me. to catch sight of the
little form he loved so well, and was
destined never more to see in life.
" 'Kitty, has she gono?' ho quickly
asked. 'I came as early as possible;
ehe did not know I wns coming. I
wanted to surprise her. Can it lie f«m
I noticed a shade of disappointment
cross his handsome face, as 1 told him
he was too late, liut it quickly cleared
again, as I held that cruel, false letter
toward him, saying, iu my most ullur
lug tone: 'Here is a letter she left for
you, Harry; perhaps that will lie a lit
tle comfort to you."
"He fiercely grasped my hands and
hogged me to tell him it was not true.
" 'Harry,' I whispered, going close to
him, 'she is so unworthy of you, could
you not thiuk of some one else, some
one not very far away, and marry her
right away, just to let Kitty know you
did not care?'
"The next minute 1 could have bitten
my tongue off for saying those silly,
foolish words, for he cast such a look
of bitter contempt on mo that 1 was
glad to beat a hasty retreat.
"Nearly an hour passed before I
heard him leave the house and pass
slowly down the gravel walk. Tho
cruel work was done uow, and what
had I gained? I hail committed an* act
that I should live long years to bitterly
repent. Early the next morning we
were startled by a messenger galloping
up tho walk and hastily handing my
mother u telegram. For a miuute my
heart seemed to stand still as my moth
er, with trembling fingers, tore open
tho envelope. With u face pale us death
she read aloud the few terrible words:
'Kitty is dead; horso threw lier; she
died almost instantly. Come at once.'
"I stood rooted to the spot, horror
stricken. 1 saw my mother's pale
face, heard her give orders con
cerning the preparations to be
made, knew sho kissed me good
by and told me not to grievo so.
I saw her depart upon her sorrowful
journey; yet 1 did not realize anything.
All I could hear were those awful
words my mother had just read. (Sud
denly my great crime dawned upon
me. It seemed as if I was her murder
er. I might just as well have slain her
with my own hand. Kail it not been
for inc she would not have gone away,
and now she would have been well and
happy, instead of being so still and
cold in death's embrace. Then I
thought of Harry, poor, deceived Ilarry.
All I could do was to go to him. confess
all and receive the curses I deserved.
How my heart uchcd for Itiin uow.
With my head almost bursting with
pain I started mailty off to Udl him
what a sinful creature 1 hail been. As
1 drew near tho house 1 saw Hairy
seated under a cool, shady tree, his
dark, curly head bowed sorrowfully iu
his hands. As 1 approached lie raised
his lieuil; I noticed how changed liis
handsome, boyish face was.
"How 1 told him I never knew. 1 re
member he madly cursed me. I de
served it. ! knew It, yet they SCCIINMI
to full all unheeded by me. My brain
seemed to be a burning mass. I longed
to lie down on tho cool, green grass
and die, I started homeward, but 1
onlj- staggered on a few steps
and fell senseles-s by the tlustv
roadside. I knew no more for weeks.
"They told me afterwards how they
had brought jx>or Kitty home. No
mark of violence wai excepting a
a small dark spot on one white temple.
They robed her in white, such us she
had always worn in life, lleautiful
she looked, even in death. A smile was
frozen on the marble face. In death
all must have been peace. They told
me how madly Harry had grieved, call
ing upon her to forgive him for tliink
.p/h| j I
"coru> VOL' NOT TIIINK OF SOME ONE
lug her false. 'And to think : lie died
lielieving me false!' he moaned. 'I did
not know; you will forgive nn ,darling."
"They did not know what he in. ant,
and thought his brain mnst l>e turned
by hi-, awful sorrow. After the funeral
he went awav and we never aw hiin
" 'He will wander over the earth a
heart-broken man,' said uiy m.,ilur.
I.ittlc did she dream her own dan lit r
was the means of bring about that aw
ful tragedy. I never told her, for it
would only have made her sorrow
greater to bear. All I could do was to
pray that Kitty might IIMIK down from
Heaven and forgive the cruel deed I
sommitted. For long, li<n:f years I
used to see her in my dreamher :ul,
reproachful eyes full u|xm me. one lit
tle finger always pointing -orr,>\\ fully
to her little grave, as if mutely chiding
inc for placing it there. Hut now it ap
pears always smiling brightly aud her
hand beckons me to come. 1 sometimes
think perhaps poor Harry is dead and
has joined her above and now she can
"Now, girls, do yn*i wonder I am
sad? All these years I have Hieen re
penting my sinful act."
The tears had gathered 4n our eyes
mil were fast falling down our cheeks.
Little Mary, always gentle and tender
hearted, was sobbing softly. As she
finished, we withdrew one by one, un
til at last she was alone. It Was a long
time before she joined us again, but we
knew she had been to visit a little green
jrave that we had often seen but never
knew the story connected with it.
Many years have passed away now,
and poor Aunt Iris has gone to meet
Kitty above, but her story will remain
fresh in our memory as long as life re
trains in our heart.
FACTS FOR FARMERS.
GEOKGE A. SMITH, speaking at a re
cent New York institute, said the cow
should not be salted periodically—once
or twice a week—but IK- given free ac
cess to it at all times.
SQUASHES are good feed for milch
cows. They produce rich milk and are
found from experience preferable to
pumpkins. They are first-rate food
also for fattening hogs.
A FEW erab-apples of tho best sort
should havo place in every orcliurd, or
they may be planted about the home
grouuds, as they are quite ornamental
for a good portion of the year.
Hoos are cleaner than cows when
they have a ehanco to be clean. Tho
r. mtation the hog has obtained is not
i. -rved. Eveu his appetite is no
worse than that of fowls anil his habits
quite as exemplary. Give the hog a
As A covering for hot-boils, in place
of glass, muslin may be used, provided
it is made water-proof.. To do this dip
the muslin in linseed oil l>efore stretch
ing it on the frame, and then give it a
coating of a mixture of raw egg and lin
seed oil, or varnish it with transparent
IT lias been discovered that j>otat.>es
cau be prevented from sprouting by
immersing them for ten hours in a solu
tion nf one part sulphuric acid iu fifty
parts water, in a wooden tank, without
injury to the potatoes. A trial of tho
process with a few [witatoes will not
cost over five cents.
!SOMI men set a tree as they would a
fence post, but such will never make
good fruit-growers. The hole f«>r tho
tree should be made wide anil deep, and
the bottom filled with good, rich earth.
Theu set the tree firmly and put a good
stake beside it anil bind a belt of soft
material about the tree and the stake.
il« VVm Acc'«|>teil.
With kindling eyo tho poet wrote
To her lila worda of lnvu.
The kindling's now done I>y his hands
Each inorulnj at tho stovo.
Hruk«'» Hnd ltru*i«.
"Mudge," said Yabsley, in disgust,
after tho third infliction of "boom-de
ay;" "Aren't you ever going to give
that Scotch landscape voice of yours a
"Yes, mostly breaks and brays, don
cherknow." —Indiauapolis Journal.
A Spring Poem.
The poet sent what he described as "Just a little
A brief and modest poem ho had chanced to
write one spring.
The editor accepted It; ho smiled and never
It was about tho automatic spring that shuts
Keeping It I'y.
Helen Ilyler—You can't go, now, and
leave me with this blazing open fire! I
shall have to sit here alone luitil it
Jack Lever —All right, I'll stay a lit
tle longer. (After a pause.) Ah, Miss
Hylerl don't you think I'd better put
another log on?— Puck.
A Comforting Circumstance.
"I'll fine you ten dollars for drunk
and disorderly," said tho judge.
"Arrah," remarked the prisoner to
the bailiff; "Oi'm ahead anyhow. If he
had known mo contiinpt av court, he'd
uv foiued me fur that, ty>." —Life.
i*rol»al»Iy 11 I'uprr I'olhar.
Aet.ir Friend (Inquiring at bnuriling
house) - Has Mr. Comedy taken his de
"Yes," snapped tho landlady, "but
that's all he did take; I've got his ward
Mh-s Giddy—l wonder what kind of
wea|H»ns tho ancient Amazons fought
I'rof. t'rabbe Oli! powder and a bang,
1 fancy just liUo their modern sistem.
An Alisented-Minded Jeweler.
Mrs. .lustrii'h—Theso diamonds ure
genuine, of course?
Jeweler Certainly; I know tin- man
ufaeturer personally.—Jewelers' ' ircu
SOIIM* Otlii-r l"« lion
Tin' moon wan Klitnlutf .xnfily down
< >tt uud « » HUit'T
I'll iak«' th.it bftt-k; it *uMi't (Jmrgf.
HvttlUiO lie ki.JW.HI ll«r.
—Detroit Frco I'.CH
FOR SHEEP RAISERS.
Hon to KuUd * Comb tut lon M*r >nj
Grata Feed Ka. k.
ihe rack I hare bad made is ten feet
long', although it need not necesaaril v
be MX I make it ten feet a* it suits the
dividing of the Turlington sheep pen*.
Yards divided by a combination hay
and feed rack are very convenient.
Suppose the pens are thirteen ft t in
width, as they are at Turliagtou. in ad
dition to the rack yon can have a three
foot pate lietwfen the rack and wall to
admit of passageway from fold to fold,
either for yourself or sheep.
The rack is set on blocks one foot
from the ground, but I would much r re
fer w heels. The measurement frc ■ i
top of block to top of ruck Ls thirty
inches. The rack is boarded downward
from the top eighteen inches, the re
maining twelve inches is divided by
slats into two and one-half inch spaces
fir the sheep to extract the hay TH--
slats are simply strong plaster laths;
fence boards one inch thick complete
the rest of the work? It is w isc to
round the sharp corners of the lath so
as to prevent the sheep when fe-s.ng
from disfiguring their "side whiskers,"
which our charming Downs arc apt to
do; indeed, the correct system would be
to have smooth revolving rollers instead
of permanent fixed slats.
Attached the rack a feed trough,
making it a combined hay aud grain
f.-eoer The grain trough on both sides
of the rack is on alevel with the Id-s'ks,
standing ten inches from the srround.
The trough is eight inches wi«le. with a
CoMUIN.t lIO.N HAT AMI UKiIS Fr.Kl)
strip two and one-half inches wide along
the front. This I find very convenient
for lamlis as well as for old sheep, yet
should hare the kienefit of a
"creep" and a feed corner for them- I
selves. The opening at the top of the
rack is two feet wide and the width at
bottom one foot.
When such racks are exposed to the
weather they should always be covered j
and have folding doors in the roof for ;
the admission of fodder. In filling the
rack with fresh hay or in emptying it !
of refuse it woald lie well if |»issibfe to
back the sheep oi*remove them into an
other compartment till the work is
completed; otherwise a careless attend
ant w ill invariably allow chaff and dirt
to settle on the fleece. I have tried racks
with three and three and one-half inch
spaces for the sheep to feed from, but I 1
have found none so satisfactory as
where the distance is but two and one
half inches between the slats. When
you consider that the feed openings are
only twelve inches in height and from
there boarded to the top it is almost im
possible for dirt to lodge on the wool. I
have sheep so fed during the last win
ter ami today their wool is spotless.
Owing to the convenient height of the
rack the shepherd should turn over the
uneonsumed hay at least once a day.
This induces the sheep to eat and adds
freshness to the fodder blown on.
When it is picked over remove the stale
feed and replace it by fresh, taking the
utmost care that the sheeps' backs do
not get soiled.
Kather than be subjected to the re
proach of licing a careless wool-grower
it would lie well for the owner at shear
ing time to spread every fleece uu a
table, turning the shorn side down
ward; then remove by hand all ex
traneous substances, such as burrs,
hay, dung, etc.. never forgetting to
throw aside all kempy and matted
parts. This done each side of the fleece
ought to be folded over toward the mid
dle. The neck Is then folded toward
the breech and the breech toward the
neck. Now handle the fleece carefully;
plivco it compactly in the fleece press,
tie and lay it aside in thorough good
fashion, and let every bale or wool
sack receive a temporary mark to indi
cate the description of wool it contains.
Let the "lock*" or "skirtings" be placed
in separate bales. —William Watson, in
THE POULTRY YARD.
FRKMR eggs sell readily throughout
SKI. i. spring chickens as soon as tlicy
ai*' large enough.
Yorsii goslings and duck* require
about the same management.
Ron i for market should never Iw
washed when it can l>e avoided.
hex Ihegee.se regularly. The feath
ers arc the principal source of profit
Vol v. turkeys must lie fed sparing
ly at first, and care must tie taken that
the feed is fresh.
IT IS not a protitable plau to allow a
hen to stroll around six or seven weeks
with four or five chickens.
GITINF.AH are noisy, but their noise
often helps to frighten away many of
the enemies of the poultry yard.
IH'ckm can lie picked much oftener
than geese because their feathers ripen
faster, but they are not quite ao valu
THK of the lieu and the season
should largely determine On- nuuilier
of eggs that should be put uuder each
hen when setting them.
As Till'; weather gets warmer more
care is necessary to supply good venti
lation. Lattice or screen doors or win
dows can often lie used to a good ad
GKNKUAI.I.T It is not profitable to
keep hens after they are two years old.
Now is a good time to Select aud mark
such as it is desired to keep and prepare
the rest for market.
FKF.U the young poultry often if they
are to be kept growing rapidly. A lit
tle bouemcal mixed with the feed will
help to impart vigor and stnrngtlu
Only feed what they will eat up clean.
DESTROY the materials in the neefs as
soon as the liens come oft with their
broods, and sprinkle a little lime or
copi>eras about the old n«S place be
foro supplying fresh material. —St.
THE GRAPE TRELLIS.
A Sluiple Vet KlTrcllrr May of AiMiac ««
The constant change of temperature
causes the trellis wires to expand and
contract, and the heavy winds during
the growing season iflwii the vines are
heavily laden with foliage and fruit, all
conspire to loosen the end po-:U» of tin
trellis line; hence, tin- |w>st* m*il to '*•'
set deep and firm and otherwise braced
to stand the strain upon them, and to
this end the plau shown in the illn >tra
txin is practiced by many vim yardists.
A * THO.SU MI LD I*. •
At each end a wire, a, is attached to
the first |».st, c , near the jnsximl, and
to the top of the second pout, 's
show it in tlie sketch. When* the trellis
line is a lung and heavy one, a w ire is
attached near the bottom th«* second
I sett and near the top of the tliitl post.
Of com so by either plan th< tli d post is
not bray m 1 bnt. if lirtuly set, it will
readily .v.and all tie* strain "t tlie first
lUf sot' Swl II- 11. rkfj OMf to S«»e»e
Two f the moat inrpnetaul items te
the growing of a good crop of potatoes
is to have the soil flne and mellow
when the see.! »s planted, and to keep
it Vi tli c illilf growth.
To so ure the best results with all
n»H crops, it is aa important item to
work the deep and laorongh. and
u- tally the tufjre fully this is done the
•letter will be the growth and yield oi
the crop In nearly all eases, the store
fuily the soil is prepared before the
seed is p anted, the easier the work
will be of seeding in a proper conditio*
afterward The harrow can nearly al
w ay* 1M- U dto s ipvxl advantage is a
few days after planting the seed and
then once again as the piantsshow wall
aliove -round, this will aid Materially
in k :..n - the ..eed-s and keepingthe
s-- : I fine and wtn I low
In the cultivator the first time,
care should b>* taken to work reason
ably deep and as CIIM to the plants aa
possible, aud at each subsequent culti
vation work a little shallower and m
little farther from the planta. A See
s'. wel cultivator. using one horse. Is
oil.' of the very be»t implements for
cultivating ;• ■ •sine* anothe- is a two
borso spring cultivator. w >rkiag safl
ciently to k*ep the (oil looms sad mel
After the plants make a good growth,
care must IW taken ant So disturb the
not*, an.l especially so after the tubers
begin to form. It is often tint to fits
a I'Soroush cultivation when the plant*
are in bloom, taking paina to thor
o.i.'hlv stir the surface, anal full lining
with a hv, to kill the iveedn between
tlie plants in the row. Keep the soil
level; there is no ad* ant age in hillia|
up. and in a dry season it Is a dised
as the soil will dry out mark
more thoroughly than if left level, and
this often seriously affect** the growth
and yield of the crop-v
Potatoes require considerable raoi*-
ture to make the lied growth and
yield, and by keeping the surface keel
and in good ti'th. von aid materially to
retain ru< in the soil. Another
advantage in keeping the soil lewl ia
that the cultivation can b.- repeated aa
often as may I* considered necessary
for the 1-est growth and thrift of the
crop, ami when tlie soil is weedy this is
often quite an item. —X. J Shepherd,
in Farm. Field ami Stockman.
SPRAYING FOR FRUITS.
talnaUle Hints on iK« rrnpev r*o mt tSo
A. C. Hammond, secretary of the Illi
nois Horticultural society. I" the pio
neer in the method of sprayiag fruit
trees. Much has been written concern
ing this subject, yet it is utM whieh
s«*eins to In ar considerable disensaioa.
Mr Hammond says that In <praying
for codling moth and all half-eating in
sects. London pnrpie is the ebeapeat
and »>est material, lie uses cms pound
to 190 gallons of water (or the ftrst ap
plication, and for the second, ten days
later, adds forty gallons more of water.
If a third spraying is done (whieh is
seldom necessary) he adds forty gallons
more, reducing it to one pound to Mt
gallons of water.
The leaves of the pear trees ars less
sensitive to arsenical poisons than the
apple, while those of the peach and
plain are much more so. which makes
spraying for the cnrcnllo a different
matter. While no exact rales can be
laid down, enough is known to warrant
the assertion that this insect's depreda
tion can be estimated by millions ol
dollars, uml it is as safely true that the
pests can lie eradicated with poiaoaM.
For the peach and plum Paris green
should he used, not stronger than one
pound to ".->o gallons of water. This
weak solution should be applied fre
quently during the cureulio season.
Some season* scab causes half the
npplc and pear crop to be worthless,
and peach and plum and grape rot of
teu destroys a large portion of these
fruits. That tliese diseases can be over
come by the nse of fungicides no one
who has giveu the subject careful at
tention for a moment doubts, but it re
quires more intelligence and persever
ence than the use of insectieidaa. scab
ai*l fruit rot is caused by a minute par
asitic plant, ami tlie application of eop
per solution kills the growth and of
course prevents the disease. To obtain
the IK-st results with fungicides it is
liest to begin early and spray every few
days, as the condition of the weather
may render necessary, nntil the danger
point is past. A five-acre orchard oi
200 trees can be sprayed at a cost of s3®,
including pump Gay Oavidson. in St.
St. l-ouii IJi-publie.
A Plan That Will 4 oasmead llaalf te
Thoughtful I'oattry KaSm.
The nearer hens can have their sur
roundings approximate toward nature,
the better will lie the results from
them. This is specially true in the
matter of providing dark nesting-hoses
out of the light and out of the liability
of annoyance from the other fowla ia
the flock. The <ievK-e shown In the
illustration is admirably adapted to se
cure liotli these advantages, and in ad
dition the advantages of eon venienee te
gathering eggs and in keeping the
lioxes clean With such a plan it is not
necessary to enter the house at all. e*-
cept to clesn them out and snpply duat
and chaff, as the feeding and watertejf
cau be done at the door. The cover of
this projection esn bersised andseenred
by a hook, while the front ia also hinged
to permit of sweeping out the boaea
occasionally The same eonstrnetk*
can lie used to advantage upon an te
sidc hallway of a poultry house, or
where a room for fowls is partitioned
off from another r>H>m. - Webb Donnell.
in Country Gentleman.
A Model Hmuata.
Mrs. Brown (just returned front her
drr -vsmaker) —Oh I her dresses look
splendid; ami just think, shell make a
dress and provide everything lor thirty
Mr. Itrown Provide everything*
Tliat'* Ut. ti of ct»urm »b**
l»rt»vi«ie ihts monfj to P®T WH.—
Hearing tfce Rilarw
Joheno -What did Bobeon say about
PobM'D— lie said he .-. rtaialy felt that
hi- liail gotten tin- Worth of hia money
Jot*-in-An> thing else?
Oohnon -Okl yes; he asketi me to
thank yon for the .-.anplimentary tiett
et you sent ham -—Jury.
A C'aae d
Office ltoy —t'harlie has vomited his
pom t ion.
1 Ilisikkeeper—Jerry. yon should use
words correctly. A man can't vosnit
Office Boy —He can t, eh? WeU, Cbmr
,he tiki. He threw it up. - Jewelers' Clr-
What reeeta Wwmm.
Gilhooly- They say pearls arts
tears, but I guess it's all humbug.
Gua I)e Smith No, it % no*.
"Hue ik) tie kunw-"
i»y tvif» «ant.«l some and I didn't
grt tham for her 1 ■«» bet pearla aiean
1 every "--rloil*