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Tliih Is The Lowest Price
Ever»given on a
Bed Room Suite
Solid, Polished Oak, glass 26x30, beveled plate,
We ofTer tbis suite for 30 days only.
Our Bed Room Suite for sl9
You can't get elsewhere for less than 823 to $25. We don't only
• ffer the above goods at low prices, but anything in our
;• w ly down In price. All we ask you to do is to examine our
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.
k sum mmii
BICKEL THE SHOE MAN,
HIS TRADE INCREASIING DAILY.
GOOD HONEST SHOES
AT EXTREMELY LOW PKJCES DOING IT
People flock from all parts of the county eager to make purchases.
A dollar goes a good ways at
BICKEL'S SIDE STORE.
The people of Butler county are in luck in having a Shoe Store that
is always willing to sell 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 Buff Congress and Bals i io
Men's Good Solid Plow Shoes 8o
Men's Good Solid Creedmores l oo
Boys'"Fine Shoes, Button or Lace i oo
Boys' Working Shoes, Creedmores 8o
Youths* Fine Shoes 75, 85 and 1 00
AND STILL THERE'S MORE TO FOLLOW.
Ladies' Fine Don Button Shoes $1 00
Lacfies' Fine Grain Button Shoes 90
Ladies' Fine Oxford Ties 75
Ladies' Fine Opera Toe Slippers 50
Ladies' Serge Gaiters 50
Ladles' Serge Fox Gaiters 60
Ladies' Brussel Slippers 25
Children's Shoes 25, 40, 50 and 75
BARGYINS 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 great
BOOT AND SHOE HOUSE.
BUTLER, - - PEN N'A
SPRING FOOTWEAR FOR ALL
A T 1
It that you arc certain of getting the correct Hjle nod equally H urc of
pajing the smallest price that such goods as we sell can be obtained.
F OR SPRING WEAR.
We are Ctcidtoly headquarters for Mm, Women and Children's
; good rtr. 8->y, light weitrht. ensT fitting pair of shocrt is the best friend
V H una have for warm weather Our stock of theru is the finest, ever hrouirht
♦o 1 his town No detail of atjle, last, trim or finish has been neglorred
Kv- ry stoek and every style la ? t is here The prices will please vou".
W» b<v- nod liuht working io all tho diff-iw rota
of lace, buckle and co'tjrress. Their wea-ine qualities are of the
ar,l ar-i easy aud c jrafortablu to toe f.m. R Jc k bottom price
We are, if possible, moro particular what we offer you for your children
thao lor yourselves. Our present stock represent! the cream of the best
■tylea in the market and ghoes that will wear out the children to wear them
out No matter what the size or style of shoe wanted, or the size ot your
pocket book, we oan suit you. J
No. 114 South Main Street, «... Butler, Pa
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
IJ. K. \Vi.W:r.st . ollit't* hours, lit to I.' M. al.d
I o:t P. M."
L. M. REINSEL, M. D,
PHYSICIAN A.m> ScnoEOX.
Ofllce and i .Men- •• at la! t- t unuinuuaiu t>t,
1. BLAC. K,
I'll Y il lAN AMI StTHUKoN,
New Trout man I Winding. Butler. Pa.
E. N. LSAKE. M. !> MANN. M..L>.
Gyna-eoiog)'and Sui- Ky>\ K;u\ and
pprv. 11l rout.
DRS. LEA K E & M A N M ,
G. . •£■ I >VI f»! c.i. VI N.
riIVSIOIAN ANI» srRGEON.
Office al No. 45, 8. Main street, over K. iuk a
'o's UiugStor". Bull -r P •
SAMLI.I M. BiPFUS.
Physician and Surgecn.
A>. 22 £«-»t .leCfitoi' f-'., "i !'«.r, l a
la now permanently located at ISO South »taln
Spcet Butler. Pa ,in roonis ti.rmeil\ o ii| i d
by Dr. rt' il inci.
L'R. S A. J(1 N>.T ( N.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, f'^.
Cold Killing Painless Extraetion of Teeth
and Artlti' ial Teeth without Plates i .spcctaltv
Nitrous oxtde or Vltailzecl Air or Ix>cul
\nx st In'ties tiwd.
Office o%er Millers Grocery east of I.owr*
ofllce closed Wclnesdays and rhursdt
J. J. DONALDSON, Dent si.
Artitlcii:l 'l'ftl. in--r" <1 cn the 1 '«-st it:
proved p!:m. i.old Killing a specialty, offlse
over Sri n:i(lctiiiutf ST^.rf.
(.. F: L. McQLiISTION,
EN(a.\KWt AND Sl'ltVKVOlt,
(imci BAH Diamond, BUTI.KH, Pa.J f
A. B. McFARLAND.
□Att'y at Law and Notury Puldlc—ottlce on S.
diamond st —opposite the t'ourt :ious<-—sec
ond noor. 1
H. Q WALKLR,
AtU)rncy-at-l.aw- offlce in Diamond Block,
J. M. PAINTER,
J At LOI ney-at-Law.
(tflice—Between I'ootofllce and Diamond, Bui
Office .t No. 8, South Diamond, Butler, Pa.
A M. f.HRISTLFY,
ATiOItNKV VT LAW.
onice second tioor. Anderson B1 k. Maiu St
near Court House, liutler, Pa.
J. W HUTCHISON,
r ATTORNEY AT I.AW.
«'Wee on tloor of the Huselton block
D amond, Butler, Pa.. Koom No. 1.
Attorney at Law. «»rti--.e at No. 17, East
son St . Butler. Pa.
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at law mid Heal Estate Agent. <>■
Act- rear of 1.. Z. Mitchell's office on north sld>-
of mamond, liutlrr. Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
A't«rney-at,-law. ttnice on second floor ot
Anderson building, near Court House, Butler
Att'y at Law—Office on Sou'h side of I'lamund
L. N. McJtJNKIN,
Insurance and Real Estate An'l
17 EAST JEFFERSON MT,
RI7TI.ER. - PA.
r M \TN
Mutual c «re Co.
Office Cor. Wain dr.' nningham Hrs,
ri. c. 11 KIN EM AN, SSCRETARY.
Vlfred Wick. I lenders.n Oliver,
'>r. W. Irvln." .lames Stephenson,
W \V. Itlaokniore, N. Weit/.el,
E Bowman, D. T. Norris,
<ieo Ketterer. ' has. rtebhun.
lohn Oroh:nan. J.din Ki>eninit.
-OYAf. S, M'JilsfltTN, A^ent,
FZTTT' r ■ F7! R , -z=> A .
S. MoKKAN ST., - - BUTLER, FA
Opposite School House
This elepan*. new hotel is now open to
tbe public; it is a new house, with ner
furniture throughout and all modern eon
v nienccs; is within easy reach of the <1«
pots and business houses of the town, and
has a splendid view of the eastern part ol
Give tno a call when in Hutler.
CHESS STONER. Prop'r.
llotels and Depots,
W S. Gregir is now rn:»ai.»< a line
ol carriages between the bousß aud
depots ol the town
Chargeß reasonable. Telephou«
No. 17, or leave orders at Hotel
Good Livery in Connection
Mifflin Street Livery.
BIEHL k UEPLER Prop'rs.
One Bqaare wegt of Main St., on
Mifflin St. All good, safe horces;
new baggies and carriages. Landaus
for weddingß and funerals. Open :
day and nigut. Telephone No. 34,
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick
Hood's Sarsaparilla Rescued Their
Child from Scrofula.
For Scrofula, Salt Rheum, and all
' other foul humors in the blood of
children or adults. Hood's Sarsaparilla
1 is an unequalled remedy. Read this:
"We are so thankful to Hood's Sarsapa
rilla for what U did for our little girl that we
mako this statement for tho benefit of other
anxious parents and
Our girl was a beautiful baby, fair and plump
and healthy. But when she was two years
I old, sores broke out behind her ears and
spread rapidly over her head and forehead
I down to her eyes, and into her neck. We
consulted one of Uie best physicians In Brook
i lyn, but nothing did her any good. The doc
| tors .said it was caused by a scrofula hum ox
In the blood. Her head became
One Complete Sore
offensive to Uie smell and dreadful to look at.
Her general health waned and she would lay
in a large clialr all day without any life or en
erg)-. The sores caused great itching and
burning, so that at times we had to restrain
her hands to prevent scratching. For 3 years
She Suffered Fearfully
with this terrible humor. Being urged to try
Hood's .Sarsaparilla we did so. Wo soon
noticed that she had more life anil appetite.
The medicine seemed to drive out more of
the humor for a short time, but it soon began to
subside, the ilrhicg rind burning rrnied,
and In a few months her head became entirely
clear of the sore. She is now perfectly well,
has no evidence of Uie humor, and her skin Is
clear and healthy. She seems like an en
tirely different child, in health and general
appearance, from what she was before taking
I. W. FREDERICK, 311 Glenmore Ave., East
New York, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Is an Illustration of what Hood's Sarsaparilla
Is doing for tho sick and suffering every day,
from Maine to California. In the light of
these facts who can say that the work of an
Immense concern like ours Is not beneficent?
HOOD'S PILLS cure liver till,coaatlpation,
Uilou.uew, JauudJco, tick headache, IndlgoiUon.
e. c\ D.
Ready for All.
WE HAVE THE MOST
COMPLETE STOCK IN
Everything that is new in Stiff
Hats. Oni* $1.50 rnd $2.00 are
wonders for the money.
J'"/ 1i ; ar.v in Soft Hats,
ranging in price from 25 cts. to $5.00.
All the new blocks in Silk Hats.
Greatest line of Furnishing Qoods
we ever had.
An inspection will be an advantage
to any one.
COLBERT & DALE,
Hatters and Furnishers,
242 S Main street,
Grand Pianos for
Now Is your 1 imo to select a good Piano; you
io not want to buy but one Piano In your life
time. So while selecting one it Is the best and
heapest to buy a good one.
•f Boston has opened a Piano and Organ
I'arlor at No. 21K, Kast North St., w here he has
>n exibltlon a new Invoice of Pianos from the
■ ery best of makers of Boston, they have a full
rich and mellow tuue, the action Is light, quick
md powerful; they will stay In tune longer
iban any other Piano on account of a new
levtce of tuning plus, thit, t will be glad to
show and explain. Pleas call and examine be
fore buyiitr elsewhere. You can save money
by purchasing a Piano of me. and get aii
nstruinent that you can rely upon, and one
hat I will warrant or garantee to give entire
satisfaction. I have made and tuned
Pianos and Organs
•ir IMP t> >■; i<.J i-f ii- ka>v how to select
of- rt Pi i i >.
PIANOS AND ORGANS
21 H 313. Nortli St.,
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IN r NK A T
AN D I'' IT-
T1 N G AP-
I' A R A L ,
L E AVE
MEA SUR E
A RARE BARGAIN.
10R SALE.—One of tho finest
farms in Butler county, containing
186 acres; large brick house, large
'ram* barn, carriago shed and various
other buildings, all in good repair;
well watered; has a large orchard,
goou market adjoining premises for
all farm products. Convonient to
schools and churches, To a quick
buyer will seli this farm for much
less thaa the cost of the buildings
and on.very reasonable terms.
L. S. MC.IUNKIN,
120 E, Jefferson St., Butler, Pa,
BUTLER, PA.,MAY -27,
I Twas the morning after Shiioh,
i 'Way down In Tennessee,
! I was cruisin' round among the
A friend of mine and mo,
j When I seed a little uaidou
i Who wad settin' on a tfun.
That was busted at the nozz'.o
From tho work that it had dona
She had throw'd a hit of banner
Acrost her golden head,
Au' when I asked her for her name.
She laughed aad theu she said:
"My name is Rhoda Raglan',
An' I'm waitin', don't you see,
For pappy dear to come back here,
Wif sompen good for me."
"We was llvln' in the cabin,
In the clarin' over thar,
Whar the little crick went rattlin' by
50 sparklin' an' soclar.
But now tho water's muddy,
An' it's bloody, an' the banks
Is trampled, an' my posies
Is jest ruined by them Yanks.
"My pappy was a shootin'
For the southern side, you see,
An'its strange that he don't come bMkkw
Wif sompen good for me.
I'm gettln' jest as huwngry
As I've hardly ever been,
An' the way my pappy stays away
Is mighty nigh a sin.
"Our cabin's full of hurted men,
They groaned the worstest way—
They was hurted in the battle
With we'uns yesterday.
An' ther arms an' legs a bleed in",
It was sich er awful sight,
I didn't sleep a little wink
The live long night.
"So I've come, good Mr. Yank** f.
To wait for pappy here. »
My mother went away to God, a
Last winter was a year. -*
An' we was livln' all alone
In the cabin over thar,
An' why he don't come hack to Bk>
I think it's monstrous quar."
She was a pooty five-year-old,
With eyes of deepest blue,
An' flossy curls aa' dimpled cheek*
With roses in 'em too.
I had some little kids at home,
Just like this battle waif,
And now I thanked the Lord above
That they were well acd safe.
A minnlc ball had pierced my arm.
That lay now In a sling,
The hurt was just a flesh-cut,
An' the pain a smartish thing,
But I had got it fairly
An' well enough I knew,
The helpless arm would take me horn*
Within a day or two.
So 1 plead with Rhoda Raglan' -
To go along with mc.
An' maybe we would And her pap
Somewhar In Tennessee.
An' yet I know'd her father
Was away beyond life's Ills,
So I tuck her to Kentucky
To my home among the hills.
We raised her jest as food an' true, ,
As cf she'd been our own,
Blood of mine and mother's,
And bone of our bone.
An' she's been as good a daughter
As any of the three,
An' a blessing to my homestead,
An' to nsother an' to ma
She's thirty-six, or thereabouts,
I can't exactly tell-
But she married in the neighborhood,
And married monstrous well;
An' she's got a little daughter,
That prattles at my knee,
An' 'minds uie heaps of Rhoda
Down at Shiioh—don't you see
—Will L. VUscher, In Banner of Gold.
t mere boy and
51 ft XnTr'il I! M our a rest
II ■ a Ho rid-faeefl,
\IJ J\~\ kind-hearted,
Pvtl 17 Ii 1 | g en erous old
""" reared in the
south, and, after the liberation of their
slaves from a sense of duty, still re
tained e nougli to surround themselves
and family with all tho comforts which
the people of their simple faith care to
possess. In those days their great
htonc house with its thick walls, broad
verandas and low windows met my
idea of the castles which were mixed
up with my meager knowledge of medi
eval times The macadamized road
that ran through the ftirm was lined ou
either side with locust trees that in the
period of blooming made the air heavy
with the perfume of the graceful white
blossoms waving in a background of
green that they almost concealed. A
never-failing spring that bubbled up
through moss-grown stone was embow
ered in the overhanging branches of
strong-trunked weeping willows. The
great front yard had its driveways cut
through a rich sward and wound among
towering maples. The garden had the
earliest, tho latest and the sweetest
flowers. The stock was the fattest and
the best cared for. The negroes who
would not leave a kind master and mis
tress found a life of comparative ease
and plenty with them. The handsome
old gentleman was "Grandpa Water
son" to all of us, and the wife, who al
lowed no visiting boy or girl to depart
without cookies, great mellow apples,
mince pie, maple sugarcakes or some
other oVidence of a kindness that took
all the world into her heart, was al
No nobler couple ever trod the path
way of life together and tho sorrows
that came upon them suggested to me
as a boy the inscrutable ways of Provi
There were two sons in the family,
models of physical perfection and man
ly courage. No handsomer coufll be
found. They were over six feet tall,
had the light curly hair, the blue eyes
and the fresh complexion so conspicu
ous in men of Anglo-Saxon origin.
They were highly educated, and idol
ized, not only by the parents but by tho
four fair sisters and untold scores of
other peoples' sisters. One had gone
west and soon established a popularity
that placed him in a responsible public
position. The other bail remained at
home and relieved Grandpa Waterson
of every business care.
The startling news of active hostili
ties flashed over the country. Henry,
the cider son, resigned his office and
surprised us all by appearing one after
noon without previous notice. The
warm family greetings over, Iltnry
called his brother out for a walk and
forgetful that "littlu pitchers have
cars," they allowed mc to sauntei
along. At the spring we all «lrank and
then followed a long tramp in the shade
of the locusts. I almost let out u shout
of mingled terror and surprise when 1
heard Henry say to Charles in tho
language they had always used at home:
"Charles, I have decided to enlist."
"I havt already done so."
"Tlieo can't mean it. Do father and
"I promised Buth to tell them to-night.
It's more terrible to me than tho dread
"Thee is nearer to them than I,Charles.
I will break the news to father when
we get back. No one can soothe mother
or break the news so gently as he. I
am more than sorry that thee has taken
this step, for I came home to prevent
it. I wanted to make sure that one son
and one brother would be left. But it
is too late. I have consented to com
mand a regiment .cf sharpshooters and
cannot honorably disappoint them.
I will-have a gallant lot of boys at my
Here I broke away so full of impor
tance that I ran at top speed I was go
ing to tell Grandma Waterson. I would
not have those two handsome fellows
stopping bullets. But I met Lydia, as
a maiden as ever.doDntai.ittlraU
m l l --
"I HAVE DECIDED TO EXI.IST."
dress or dropped a modest pair ol eyes
and called all her friends by their first
"I.vdia," I shouted between breaths,
"Henry and Charlie are g-oing to enlist.
It must be stopped.'' but by that time
the girl was pale as a ghost and leaning'
against the nearest tree.
"Don't thee say another word," she
commanded, in n determined voice.
"Not another word. This must come
from brother Henry or brother Charles.
But it will break mother's heart," and
I joined Lydia in a hearty cry just out
Only in after years did I learn what
followed. Henry, in his manly, straight
forward way, toldhin father all. Plead
ing, argument and persuasion on the
part of the afflicted old man were in
vain. 11 was contrary to the doctrine
of non-resistance, a tenet of the church;
it was raising the hand of the son
against the relatives who were left in
the south; but the brothers firmly clung
to their determination, gently persisting
and doing all possible to settle the poign
ant grief theylnllietcd. Grandpa Water
•on'a lips quivered as he bade Henry
good-by, and the broken-hearted moth
er clung to the neck of her eldest born
until unconsciousness released her from
the pangs of actual parting.
A few days later Charles rode forth
on his own horse, a gallant black, of
Kentucky lineage, and everybody
agreed that no finer, braver boy would
do battle for the union. He joined the
Ringgold cavalry. Early in the war he
was left wounded on the fiejd anil was
kindly cared for by a southern family.
His chief nurse was a pretty little rebel
with soft, wavy hair, great brown eyes,
inviting lips aud a disposition as cheery
as the clear fiunshine after an April
shower. No woman had a right to re
sist that big, brave, handsome fellow,
and there the union soldier was be
trothed to tho bewitching champion of
secession. Then Annie, for that was
her name, began to correspond with
Itutli, and through this intangible link
of connection the whole family fell in
love with the little confederate.
Charles rejoined his troops as soon as
able. After a desperate engagement
his company was scattered and he was
hemmed in on every side except where
the rugged mountains of Virginia
towered up behind him. Boldly he
turned the black, went flying over foot
paths, leaping chasms and forcing his
way where few could follow. But
there were bold mountaineers in the
chase and w hen they brought Charles
to bay, the gallant stand he made,
drawing his saber when his revolvers
were emptied, saved his life for the
time. His desperate courage won the
heart of the southerners and they per
sisted until he was taken alive.
lie was sent to Libby, made Ills es
cape, went for days without food, and
when at length he found it, ate so
much that death followed quickly upon
the pangs of starvation.
Henry's record was as brief as glori
ous. His regiment worshiped him. No
man of them, westerners though they
were, could outride or outshoot him. He
led wherever he asked his men to go.
A giant in strength, he was a hero in
At Pleasant Hill, La., he was shot
from his horse but still fought on, and,
after lieing fatally wounded, three of
the enemy bit the dust before his hand
dropped senseless to the grouud. Ills
remains came home, and never was
brother, son and neighbor more sincere
ly mourned. Charley's story was never
learned until after the war.
But now comes a sequel stranger than
the story itself. Grandpa Waterson
and his wife had borne their sorrows
with a fortitude that only people like
them can understand. They talked of
their lost boys and together found a
grim pleasure In reviewing the child
hood, the youthful experiences and tho
manly qualities of the dead sons. Time
and time have I seen them at the end of
tho front veranda, overgrown with hon-
eysuckles, sitting hand in hand talking
Of Henry and Charles.
One day came a letter from Annie,
announcing that the would visit the Wa
tersons. There was great preparation,
for she would have been Charles' wifo
had he lived, and she was dear to them
in her own right, for she had never
ceased to send those welcome letters,
always bright aud cheery save when
Charles* fate forced its way into her
She came to a royal welcome. I im
agine now that I was over-officious in
piloting her around, pointing out every
thing that Charles was ever associated
with and gabbling away as a boy v whose
voice is at the hen-cackling stage of ad
"Thee is a great comfort to us,"
Grandpa Waterson used to say to Annie,
and when grandma got her arms around
the pretty southerner, there was al
ways a gentle kiss and a sweet voiced
assurance that Annie was just asdear as
though she were a daughter.
Then came a surprise in the shape of
a handsome, showy, bold-faced woman,
who announced herself as having been
the affianced of Col. Waterson, killed at
Pleasant Hill. She had long meant to
visit the family and make herself
known, but had not been able to do so.
Col. Waterson had left everything to
her, and she produced a will at that late
day purporting to have lieen made by
She was welcomed with old school
courtesy, but there was a sober look on
every face that she encountered. I
called Annie out at once and held an
indignation meeting. That woman was
a fraud und I knew it. Ileury was not
the man to fall iu love with any such
specimen of her sex. I dedicated my
time wholly, then und there, to watch
ing her movements and proving my
opinion. The result will suffice with
out the details of my detective work.
Grandpa Wutcrson's watch was missed.
All of Annie's most valuable jewelry
disappeared and the adventuress com
plained loud and often about robberies,
charging that she never could trust
"niggers." Theu grandma gently
chide her, and say: "Thee should not
judge. All these people are old friends
of mine und faithful."
The fraud would turn up her nose aud
put on a look of contempt that always
set ine boiling.
One day at the spring she leaned over
to use the clear water as a mirror, and
from somewhere about her person
dropped the big gold watch that Grand
pa Waterson prized most as an heir
loom. I had it in a twinkling and the
angry shouts of the woman only added
to my speed. I told grandpa, told
everybody. I wanted her arrested, but
"Thee must leave this matter entirely
to me," checked my ardor. "There
must be no talk," he continued- • "I
will see that this woman leaves us.
Don't plead for her, mother. I will only
djamias.hen .U*ai isnll."
And he did, after every thinfrh&i i*»«»n
recovered aud the forged will de
stroyed. We never heard of her again.
The very next afternoon then- was a
great clatter of a horse's feet up the
hard road. The rider eatue like a
n»eket and we all rushed to Bee who it
was 1 think that everyone fainted but
THE RIDEB CAME LIKF. A ROCKET.
Annie and myself. She emitted some
thing between a shriek and a gurgle,
vaulted over the veranda railing ant'
landed right in the arms of—big. hand
some Charley. He was alive. He w».«
welL All that we had heard was false.
He had survived his .sufferings after a
long illness in the family of a poor but
kind mountaineer, and there he was.
the picture of health, with Annie in his
arms. I sprang into the saddle with o
maniacal yell. I got two little darkeys
on behind me. We tore over the yard
in wild de light and soon all the fullc
about the farm were shouting crying
and welcoming Massa Charles.
"God bless thee, son," was all grand
ma could say then, while the good . >U3
gentleman blinked, tried to look calm
as the tears rolled down his cheeks an
then he sobbed: "Charles, Henry's
wish is fulfilled. Thee is left to bless
our old age and thee has also brought
us Annie."—Detroit Free Press.
What the Tall Girl ll.is Hour.
"I wouldn't lie surprised if the til!
girl lias a great deal t<i do uith boom
ing our liigh-liat trade," a hatter said.
"It must be, for none of my tall custom
ers has asked for a higher hat. Thos<
who have worn felts and derby crowns
still wear them, but I have obnervisl a
steady change from low to high top
for my short customers. I think sonn
times that the tall girl is responsible
for this change, because a five-foot-six
customer came in here not long ago and
asked for my highest liat. He had a
good pair of shoulders ami could carry
it well, but he had always worn a low
hat. I asked him why he changed.
'Oh, I've changed girls, and the new
one is about half an inch taller than I.
If I get a high hat it will even us up
when we appear on the street.'"—
Good Form. _
dressmaker came in to-day and wanted
to collect your account, but I thought 1
would see you about it first" Clara
Slimson —"Oh, I wouldn't liother about
paying for it now, father; I'll just or
der another dress. "—Cloak Review
to Warm Weather It rv« lletlet Ttl*
the Production of ilutter-
A i*orrespo»J*-"iit of the Farmer**' K*-
riew suys: I prefer malting i-heese in
warm weather to butter making, aud
its pays much better. This is my w.tjr
jt managing- We milk six cows and
rnakc a five-pound cheese from otto
milking. The morning's milking make*
the largest and liest cheese, using the
same quantity of milk; we have a hoop
Six inches across, one foot high, then in
the orchard wo have a cleat nailed to a
peach tree, three feet from the ground;
Under this we place a lever ten feet
long, which will rest on the checsn
which Is in the hoop, on a l>oard on the
top of a keg; necessary weights are
placed on the end of lever. Although
this is a simple way made by a woman
to press cheese, it answers every pur
pose for which it is made
Now as to curd. First we strain
about eight gallons of milk into a tin
can or boiler. I make it a little warmer
than fresh from the cow; then add the
rennet (I use the prepared, finding
better and cheaper), stir it well, let
stand until quite hard curd; then cuV
In a short time the whey will
but if it is slow, heat some of
whey quite hot, pour over, sti/
slowly, let stand; very
you can dip all off; then salt about
much as you would so much butter, stir
ripg it wclL Spread a new thin elotllj
over the hoop and put the curd in; hav#
a round board to fit closo in hoop; then
press lightly at first, but increase \Q,
about forty pounds on the end of
lever; take cheese out and turn twice 1
in twenty-four hours, removing clotb
each time to prevent clinging to cheese.
When done pressing take out;
two round pieces of cloth, then put a
band around aud sew the io.,
This keeps off the flies and holds the
cheese In shape. Lay them on a shell
where they can have sunshine and a
little shade outdoors warm enough to
start the butter in them; turn every
day. You will find it will lie fit for use
in about ten days.
I have written in a very simple way,
but I find from experience, every few
days, with my neighbors that they need
to be told every little thing in order to
understand how to make a cheese.
The curing of them may differ from
many, but it is my way and they come
out smooth and very yellow, although
I do not use coloring. Any sugges
tions or improvements ou the foregoing
plan are in order.
TO MAKE GOOD PORK.
Puiut3 H»seiitUl to Produce Wright
lu Six Months.
Close study aud observation during
some years past led me to believe tliat
it is quite possible to produce jioik of
the best quality at one third less than
the average cust, aud oue-half what it
costs under the poorest management
In producing cheap jn>rk, we also great
ly reduce the risk of loss from disease.
flow can we reduce the cost of |>ork?
First, by reducing the time t<> produce
it. A thrifty, growthy pig that will
weigh two hundred puuuds gioss, aud
which givi • meat well marked with
lea ii is ino't desirable. lhi.» weight
can bo obtained ut six month >, and
where a butter dairy ia run iu connec
tion with pig growing, a considerable
greater weight is possible. Ihe jioints
essential to produce this weight at six
1. A good breed of hogs
2. Mature mothers.
3. The care of the sow during preg
nancy. The mistake usually made is iu
feeding too much corn ami making the
sow too fat. I have couie to be a great
believer in roots for winter feeding of
brood sows, both ou the w ore of econ
omy und health.
4. The pig must IK- taught to eat as
early as possible, and provided with a
pen or apartment which the sows can
not enter, in which to feed them. '1 hey
will begin to eat regularly at four
week , old, then they can bo weaned
without losing auything. Bran is the
best food we have for developing bouc
and muscle and a little corn is a help.—
"Your wife must take more exercise. '*
"But, doctor, what can I do? She re
fuses to stir."
"Give her some money to go shopping
LARGE POULTRY HOUSE
I'oasparaKvtly Lit 11* Mtlrrtal I* K«|alrM
I* llnllti It.
Tin* henhouse which I describs is 14
f'-.-t wi.t* an J3O feet tong. astl • f»t
high to square. For foundation a
trench »as dug 14 inche> » ide, IS inches
deep. and tilled with broken atone. On
thin was placed I rem- of range work 12
inches high. The «-pa.-e inclosed *m
tilled with broken atone level with toe
8 » ,
top of wall. This was broken very
tine on top and pounded solid fiie
whole was covered with cement, which
forms the floor of the hoo«e. floor be
ing 13 inches abore level of ground;
'2x6-inch plank laid on the range stone
flush with outside, make the sill.* The
corner posts are 5*5 inches; all the other
studding. 3x5 inches: plates, 2x5 inches.
Corner posts and studding are spiked
to sills and spiked through plate; girt*
are 3x4 inches, set into studding and
spiked. Partitions are all of wire
The two ends are covered with shin
gles. The center is roofed ose war
and is covered with steel roofinir The
siding is planed and painted, has 10-
inch projections and cornice, inakincr a
building which is rat and even bom
proof. By closing doors in partition
I see Fig. 3) TOO can make three room*:
by leaving them open yon have a floor
space 10x30 feet. We clean this house
f r " r~
=!Z=l r • ■"*
/ rm m >
every week using plenty of tirtlscketl
lime and are not troubled with liee or
The following material is required:
S5 feet range stone; two loads for ftllmg
trench and 14 loads for tilling in founda
tion to top of wall; two barrel* of
cement (nwrewoold be better); S pieces
5x5 inches. 0 feet long: 18 pieces 3x5. »
feet long; IS pieces 2*3, 8 teet long; 10
pieces 3x4. 8 feet long; • pieces 9x5, •
feet long; 84 feet plank 2x4 inches,
sills; 84 feet plank 2x5, plates; I* pieces
3x4, ') feet, rafter* for ends; 8 pieces
2*5, 14 feet, rafters for middle, 739 feet
• • •
H H H
lA . '
lath, I«<x3 inches; *0 feet sheeting;
800 feet skiing, 8 feet long: 14* feet eor
nice: 130 pieces battens, *i*3, 8 feet.
For nest boxes and finishing inside, say
300 feet more; 70 feet wire netting *
feet wide; fl wimlows; gallons of paint
will give it one coat; 2,500 pine shingles
and 3 squares steel roofing foreo*sr
ing: 83.M paid for surfacing siding snd
battens. As the cost of material varies
so much I will not make any estimate
of co*t, but the above amonnt of male
'rial is all that is required.
ttn.AMtm or CITS.
Fig. I, front elevation and perspec
tive Fig 3. end perspective Fig »,
plan <>f house. The hall or alley is at
top of the cnt, for feeding, gathering
eggs, etc. Tis the feed trough F. wire
partitions. P, perches. R. bo* for
shells. I), dust box. Doors are indi
cated by oblique lines. Fig. 4 is the
end view of frame. A, the alley or haU;
R, the feed trough extending the
whole length of building Fowls reach
through slat partition C. which is ma<Je
of lath or slats 3J< inches wide and
placed 2 inches apart. This sUe will do
for smaller breeds, but should be larger
for the large breeds. U. nest boxes, 14
in. square, 13 in. deep on back, 14 in. in
front There are 33 of them, reachlngthe
eulire length of building They are 14
inches from the floor, and the hens
enter them at the opening, marked X
K. hinged lids or: r nests, by raising
which the eggs are removed from nests
by the attendant in feed alley, without
entering main room. F, partition reach
ing from top of nest to roof, made of
wire netting Q, tight floor on level
with top of nests, 80 In. high, to catch
droppings. There are two of these, one
in each end of building, as shown in
Fig. 3. These floors are 8 ft long
and • ft wide. 11, 11, perches over
floors O. They are made of 2*t-in.
scantl in? and are placed 19 inches
above floors <i. S, air shaft 0 in. square,
reaching from within 13 in. of perche
to ventilators in roof at each end of
building (see Fig. 1). Nest boxes are
Independent of each other, and the
boxes for setting hens are turned round
so the opening faces alley, where hens
can 1«- fed and other hens cannot enter
nest from main room. - Orlando Trotter,
in < Hiii > Farmer.
A aqUAM built, well-muscled horse
will stand more work and more hard
ship than two lank, !.">oee-jointed ones,
and will not require more feed than
either one of them
A Jfelfhborly View.
Taller—Your next door neighbors ap
pear to be very quiet people
Mr, Spinks Y«-s, the wall* are very
thin, aud I s'pose the mean things keep
quiet to bear what we say. —N. Y.
The Nest I'olnl.
••1 have been in nineteen engage
ments!" boasted CoL Battles, the oM
"And how many times have you »>een
married?" asked Miss Elder, with deep
Interest. —Detroit Free Press.
Who Was He*
Ob, shy should the spirit of mortal be proud'
TV best of sll m» o wUI Just la s rrvsrd.
Anil the loftiest spirits the world ever kaee
Stayed la 11 but briefly, then vanished frrna
Alul the f»»i' vku invented uoi m»i«.n >i name
Hasn't eves s tlche in the tempi* of fs»«
A Kalusl Setjoaoee
Strawber—My mother writes me from
my native village that they have opened
a saloon there for the first tune in ten
Siagerly—l suppose you will go up
and par her a visit aow.-sJury.
Flrst Passenger t who Is occupying the
seat with his baggage—Well, you look
st me as if you wanted to eat me up.
Second Passenger (who Is looking ft#
a seat)— No. sir. I vas s Hebrew
PASTURE FOR SHE**.
rWi' >««<«sry for t Vkas V«4
t» « ■ ml<»nS.
Dm* •!isp«*%ttii -o of a sheep in una on
the main reasons for tha pe. alinr man-'
agement : ■ jaired f i the best interests
of the d<>. k. From time imnwtnsl
we have read of the wandering sheep
and its restless nature. And this w«
find is evinced by tiies> -rnH In Tlhslr
desire for change tn the pastnr*. 1 oa
fia a flock in a Held tod after a tew
days they wf!! be jin to explore ft* wars
of to other tie Ids. snd soon show*
the eff ■ ts of their restiesnns— and dis
satisfaction. tn a failing' off ot condi
tion. The experienced shepherd, there
fore. Pr «••<! « for this neix JStIJ bj di
▼ •ling the t w»stnre by means jf portable
fences, or rvmoviag the Soek to tssttw
field, where in * few days they begin to
show a desire to return to Um former
pasture. Thus --fresh Seids and )»
tures new are necesanry for wo/ > sis
whose we Ifare is »nsiders*
My plan has been to prseiids Ugk*
hurdles or portable panels wbnh mm*
be readily taken down and set ep sgain.
ami so give the sheep a -Hangs some
time Wf.-re they See,,me restless A
restless. d's,-ontetrtod sheep makes the
whole tloek like itself, snd s failing off
in condition is so rnmediate nsslt
These panel* assy he made at light
poles sawn down the tnuklls and pnt
1 tocet her ss shown in Fig L Holes are
iii.-tde in the ground by s pointed bnr.
and th«* stakes, being set in thow. are
driven down with a heavy mails?. The
ends are wire« t eether Be disposing
of the panels n a skillfnl *SV MIS I
trouble msr be sneed ia Ing tfceaa.
As. fiw instance by opening fensw sss
ber >ne If ig. St. the sheep are tnroed
Int.' tV seees.! lot, and so on thwiagh
the whole for when thsy sssse to
number one ags.n. By tfcfci ;iw each
lot grows up again and has a new. eienn
growth for the floek. A wire skonid be
•tretehed at the top of the panel, whieh
will keep the sheep fross jumping oeer.
a habit to be !.«s-nrsged sad pisisnnd
most earefnliy. and is ter son easily
prevented than rated.
A panel of light bonrds is also shorn a
' Fig. J), which mi» be ised whan the
pales asn not emmty pnaati I hnee
made plantations of Norway sprues
on the north side of dekhi for the par
pose of getting a supply of these poles,
and, by planting eloself, It wilt he only
a few years before the poles will hn
lar*e enowgh for -see The shsltsr than
sffonied hy the rrases is also most <si 1-
able to any sheep farm, as well aa foe
an v other, snd ths eost is n mere tatfle.
As to soiling, this is positively tndts
prussble on land w.arth the monay men
tioned. When tha aud* of teedtng Is
prsetieed. 'inly «xinit lota sr» 11» usteml.
snd sach crops *s rape, ants snrf pans,
white mnstard. tnrnlps. e|un r and hi
the sooth row pess. senrlet «k»esr <ie
fodder com sny where, mav he grs" n
for the floek Rut for the sake of the
health of the ftoels these email Ms
most be freqaently changed, snd plowed
and sown with any one of these nips
f»r pn-4tare. as l«mg as it amy last By
sncil a method of feeding, s flneh nsy
he made an ar.-rssory to any hind of
farTrore.'. on a lairr farm,
where the sheep will follow tha rows
as.l irlsdly pt>-h «o what %hey hnee left.
For the rearing of early lam ha. this
metho>l of soiling the ewes will be
found a great economy, and all the
more as this pursuit i» ne.-esearilv ear
riedonin l-s-alit»es where land is at
high value.- )Vmntry i,entleaMn.
A «n*e» tn»
A simple yet effectual leinesly ft* dis
posing of ticks may he mads from the
foll< >wing recipe; One pika of warm
water ami 1% lbs. of hssrd snnp csrt in
slice i and dissolved in the water. Thor
oughiy mix with 3 gals, wf kenatns oil.
un'il it makes s liquid resembling anils.
To each gallon of tha mixture add 4
gals. t*f water. If fbfr» Is used twins
during th«- year, once just after shear
ing and again ia fin- fall, yon will hnsra
no trouble from tieka. The sheep will
also keep in much better nnditlan on
less feed than they will if not dipped
This dip can he made in nhnvt half sn
hnr by snyone. and the eort sill as*
exceed 40c.—A. C in Farm
ami Home. _
OATS contain a greater prupoctsoss at
flesh-ft'rming elements and com n
greater proportion "f fat-forming aie
mcnts. Thia is why osla ars so morh
better feed for horses.—St. Lmns Be
%ta.l< film rnms at -l»afc« ip»s>».
He laid <i«»wn his knift* aad fork and
asked one of the w.t.ters to --all the pe*.
prietor of the rv-stasrant. When lh>
latter came the oUI tr ntlemnn ashed
- Irtd you ever rea«l liahcsjfcnre"*"
M Why. yes. sir." replied the pruprtstor
"I am frequently reminded of it lu
here. ' went is the old tleman.
"Indee.l? Wall, he was a wondsrfo'
•'Yes; one can 6n«l «-s isgna in lii»
works that are appropriate to a2nke>(
anything, especial!) r—t-iuranta. '*
♦'l've seen them -iw ied m nsss
(if roenr. I'm reminded of os»
"What, may I ask"*"
" •©, that this two. too solid flash
would melt." That » ail. sir."*
He picket! up his knife and fork a»l
returned to his work with renewed «n
--er«r-.. while the proprietor went haek to
his desk ami forty cents to the
check - -Chi i sgi Tribnne.
Miss Primrose Do yon know, my
briber Ned U Id me the other day that
T■ ■in AUi»>n said 1 wna X. G.
MM Vi..let -Why, whatever did Ton
Allison mens by snying »neh a thing ns
Miss Prinimae —I'm sure I don't know
Fve been try ing to make ont seat
what N <• -tan-u. for. and ail thnt >
- ■»" ti»l«lr oik '• UitV fW