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12 Yars Sentence.
Twelve je»re experience for your benefit. For twelve yeara we have
been in the buggy business and in all that time not a einple individual has
accused us of misrepresenting the quality ot a vehicle sold. It must bo a
satisfaction for eyeryone to know that they have a firm that never misrep
resents and that years of experience enablts them to know the quality of
work they sell. Our business has increased year by year until it is twice
that of any other similar concern in the State, and we fe*l eo good that we
have a notion to jump out of our 3d story window —but we won't—for now,
just before the Fairs we want one great big busy month, and are ready for
it. We have the goods and must make prices so as to induce customers to
buy quick. Remember we keep everything pertaining to a driving or
Now look at a few prices: Leather baiters 50 cents, team work bridles
90 cents, buggy whips 10 cents, a whole set of buggy harness $4.75, a full
set of wagon harness, with breeching, for two horses $18; heavy leather fly
oeta $1 50, wagon and buggy cushions 75 cents, top buggies $45, two seat
spring wagons S4O, etc.
Vehicles of all kinds; bnr.-iess of all kinds, lap dusters and everything
used in connection with a di ving and team outfit except the horse,
Now don't be backward, come in whether you want to buy or not
Walk in just as you would into your mother's room —you are just as wel
come Take a ride on our new elevator, fret. Now do come. If you don't
need anything co»e walking right in and say you don't want to buy but
look and you are welcome. If you have a package of any kind you can leave
? * here until you are ready to go out of town without charge, our location is
I member the place and remember we are the first and only persons
w" •« * • r had enough enemy within themselves and confidence in their
fe.ii *r citizens to bring down the price and depend on increased sales to
co -jnsate them We did it. You appreciated it and dealt liberally with
as ajd now we want the crowning month of our life. Hurry, now come
along, get ready for the Fairs and drive thereto in just as good a rig as your
S. B. MARTINCOURT & CO.
S. B. MARTINCOURT. J. M. LEIGHNER
This Is The Lowest Price
Ever given on a
Bed Room Suite
Solid, Polished Oak, glass 26x30, beveled plate,
We ofTer this suite for 30 days only.
Our Bed Room Suite for $9
You can't get elsewhere for less than $23 to $25. We don't only
offer the above goods at low prices, but anything in our store
away down in price. All we ask you to do is to examine our
stock and you will say as we do—best goods for least money o
store In the country.
• ■ maaOQQoQnnc» —-
Campbell & Templeton,
136 N. Main St., - - Butler, Pa.
FOR THE HOLIDAYS !IU
Purchasers can save from 25 to 50 per
cent by purchasing their watches, clocks
and spectacles of
J. R. GRIEB, The Jeweler,
No. 125 N. Main St., Dully Block
Sign of Electric Bell and Clock.
All are Respectfully Invited
—"Remember our Repairing Department— 2o years Experience."—
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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
von West CuiiMnphaiK St.
Dr. N. HOOVER,
j |3t k. Wajce St , office hours. 10 to M. and
1 to 3 P. M."
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
I'HVSICI AN AN D SCUQKOX.
Ofilce and residence at 127 I". Cunningham St.
I-HTSICIAN AND SCHUEON,
I New Troutman Rnlldins-' I! !»ler. Vs.
I B. M. LEAKK. M. D. J- K MANN M. H.
Specialties: *(*'' • Villus:
Gynaecology and Si:r- K; >• ' .•■••ear..!
I i liro.'.i.
DRS. LEAKE& MA N.N,
; Office at No. 4.VS. Main str-et, over Fr-nk &
Co's l)i uk Store. Butler. Pa.
Is now located la new and elegant rt<oms a<*.-
Joining lils fotn.tr <>:■< s. All l:ln'I> •',! clasp
plates nnd moderen gold work.
J. J. OGNALiysOjSI. Dentist.
Artificial T ith Inserted cn the latest im
uru'ved plan. Gold KllilliK a specialty, ufflce
over bcaaul'a clothing Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON,
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
Gold Filling Painless Extraction '>l Teeth
and Artificial Tec'li wituout Plates a ipcclaltj,
Nitrous Oxide or VltalU*sl Air or
A na stlitties used. .
onicc o\er .Millers Grocery east or lowrj
office closed Wednesdays aud Tiiursdtyfe.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
KM.l' KKK AM) SIKV Ei'Ol!,
O PUCE HKAI: I)iayo vr». BITI.kk PA
H. Q. WALKER,
Atumey-at-Law Office [in Diamond Block.
J. M. PAINTER,
office—Between rostollice and Diamond, But
1 er. Pa.
A. T. SCOTT,
ATTO BSKY-AT-LA w.
Office at No. H. South Diamond, llutl»r. J'a.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
Office v-cond door. Anderson B1 k .Main St.,
near Court House, Butler, Pa.
Att'v at Law—Office on South side of Diamond
J. w. HUTCHISON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
office on second Door of th' 1 lluselton nlock.
Diamond, Butlor, Pa.. Hoom No. 1.
Attorney at l.aw. Office at No. !7, K. t leSer
son St , Butler, Pa,
w. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at Law and Heal Kstate Agent. Ot
tlce rear of L Z. Mitchells office on norUi sld»*
of Diamond, llutler, P.».
H. H. GOUCHER.
Attorney-at-law. Office on second door of
Anderson building, near Court House Butler,
L. 8. McJUNKIN,
Insurance an,l Real Estate Ag'l
17 RABT JEFFEBSON ST.
131 JTIjER. - I'A.
~i r\ ER OoUN f ! V
Mutual Fire Insurance Co.
Office Cor. Main <fc Cunningham »>ts
H. C HKINKMAN, SECRETARY
Alfred Wick, Henderson Oliver,
Dr. W. Irvln, James Stephenson,
W. W. Black-more, N. Weitzei.
F. Bowman, D. T. Norri°,
Geo Ketterer. < has. Kebhur,
John Orohman, John Kooning.
LOYAL S. H'JUNKIN, Agent.
aTTT , H."H]"R. F 5 A .
DR. JOHNSTON'S IMPROVEMENT
IN DENTAL PLAI ES.
Patented February 25, 1800.
ft Junes away with the
Urge suction plate in
common use. The
plates arc very small,
only alwiiit. one-eighth
to one-fourth th;> usual
size, and ixlng con
structed on true mechunlnal principles. tit the
mouth with perfect accuracy. Any number of
teeth can he put in without extracting anv good
teeth you may have, ami no plate in tlie roof of
the inouth. The iwitent plate Is specially adapts
ed to partial lower dentures, since it n wel
known that the dental profession have nothing
successful to offer in that line; and further
more. partial lower iilatcs have not nor cannot
be successfully made by
any other known m> l„>d.
nils Is an important m
ter when we take Into; J , V ' rTtjgß*
consideration that lower V. 1 r JWa
teetb sre oi neoeasary as upper. For further
Information, call at
Kooius 111 Kniit Jefferson Street. 111 TI.EIt. PA.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
It Caret Colds, Cough*. Bore Thro«t, Croup. Influ
enza, Whoopmf Cough, BronchiU-* and AttLma.
A certain cure for Consumption in Orst stagea.
and a suro reliof ia advanced stage*. You will
MI the exsellent soeet after taking the flrat does,
gold by dealera everywhero. Large bottles, M
osits and SIOO.
BUTLER, PA., FRIDAY, SEPTEM UKR l-l, 1
Is the title of a serial, the
opening chapters of which
will appear in the columns
of this paper very shortly.
is the author, and his name
will need no introduction.
The story is illustrated
AND THUS INSURE
GETTING THE STORY COMPLETE.
Cpgiiardson (meeting old friend on
the street) —Ilello, Atom! Glatl to see
you, old fellow. I've been reading j-our
department in the Daily Bread with a
good deal of interest lately. It's im
proving right along.
Atom (newspaper man) —Glad to hear
it, old fellow. I'll tell Banks. He's
been doing my work for the last ten
days. I'm on a vacation.
Upguardson (turning red) —Why, of
course, I might have known—that is, I
—anybody could tell, you know, that—
er—folks all well? Looks as if we
were goinf? to have rain. Well, I must
be getting along. Afternoon!— Chicago j
A I'roucl Darky.
Sam Johnsing—Look heah, Mlstah
Schaumbur}?, I got caught in a shower
yesterday, and dis suit is done shrunk
60 I kin hardly breeve.
Schaumburj?—You vas mistaken, my
friend. My goots never shrink. Dot
suit was a little tight, perhaps, pecause
you vas all swelled mit pride pccause
you vas so elegantly dressed.—Texaj
Brace—Among my dearest treasure!
is the watch my father carried when he
was a young man.
Bagley—Would you mind letting m«
Brace—Certainly not; but it is tempo
rarily in the possession of my—cr—fa
ther's brother.—N. Y. Sun. . 1
The difference between a looking
glass and a dude is that one reflects, but
A MATTER OF TASTB.
A Saving Clanse.
Mr. Chngwater—Yes, you've built an
elegant dwelling, IJillus, but don't you
know that when a man past the middlf
age puts up a new house ho hardly ever
lives to enjoy it?
Mr. Billus (with a sigh)—l haven'l
any fears, Chugwater. There's a heavj
mortgage on it.—Chicago Tribune.
Some Are at the Work Now.
"I wish you would let me look among
your imbecile patients," said a man tc
the supcriutendcntof an insane asylum
"I have a job I can give tho man whe
has the least vestige of mind."
"Indeedl What is it?"
"1 want him to suggest names for
race horses."—N. Y. Sun.
A llrlght Outlook.
"How is it with you?" asked tho ed
itor of tho subscriber who was dying in
"Ail looks bright before me," gasped
"I thought so," said the editor. "In
about ten minutes you'll seo it blaze."
Servantnalism In New Torlc.
Mistress (to hired girl)-J#>lzzie, If you
don't want to obey my orders and dc
things the way I want them done you
can go, and that at once.
Lizzie—All right I've been fired out
of many a liner house than yours, so
don't come :.ny of yonr airs on me.—
It Ku Not.
"May I ask if that was your maiden
effort?" inquired tho reporter at the
woman's rights convention, edging his
way around to the fair orator who had
just sat down atnid loud applause.
"It was not, sir," sho replied em
phatically. "I'm a widow."—Chicago
It Takes Time.
"You had better begin to get ready,"
said Cumso to his wife.
"Ready for what?"
"To go to the country."
"But we don't start till morning."
"I know that, but you have to put
your gloves on."—Leslie's Weekly.
Ilad Confidence In III* Watch.
"There i:> s< mcthlng wrong with the
sun," said Ala.. son. "I believe the
whole solar system is out of gear."
"Why so?" queried Hicks.
"Why, by my watch the sun was
three-quarters of an hour late rising
Tlio t Kcason Wan Good.
lie—Won't you let xno have a kiss—
now that I am going away for a day?
She—lf you can give any good reason
why I should, I might think about it—
lie—l should like to establish a prece
Apologlr* to Order.
"To call that young woman wasp
waisted," exclaimed the old bachelor,
Indignantly, "is a libel on the wasp.
The wasp, sir, has the good sense to be
satisfied with its waist just as nature
made it, sir!"— Chicago Tribune.
BITTEN BY AN ADDER.
According to This Description It Ij Not
a Pleasant Experience.
As cases of poiiionlng' from tho bite of
venomous reptiles are happily rare In
this conntry it may prove interesting to
some of your readers if I relate my ex
perience on this matter, writes A.
Uudee, in Lonaon"Nattire.
About a month ago I caught two
snakes *ft IJickleigh, near Plymouth,
and while examining one It "hit" or
rather struck me on tho lower part of
the right thumb. I immediately sucked
the puncture (it could not be called a
wound), which bled a little, and tried
to make light of the matter. A livid
patch soon formed around the point,
and the hand and arm commenced to
sv.ttii. In a quarter of an hour I was
unable to hold anything and almost in
a fainting condition. The first
symptom (apart from tho swell
ing) was a peculiar taste and
a sensation of swelling in the teeth;
then tho tongue commenced to swell
and became so large that I could hardly
move it, and my eyes seemed ready to
6tart from their sockets*
In half an hour a terrible vomiting
commenced, preceded by excruciating
pains in the stomach and heart,
and continued with the pains
altogether for nine hours, every drop of
liquid being ejected almost as soon as
swallowed. There was also violent
purging and complete suppression ol
There was practically no pain in the
arm. Altogether tho painful symp
toms lasted for about nine hours.
I did not loso consciousness at any
time. The arm continued to swell for
two days, and then it was nearly aa
large as my leg. After this the swell
ing subsided, but the arm did not re
turn to its normal size until twelve
uays after the accident After the
swelling had gone I suffered very much
from rhcumatical pains, and, in fact,
do so now, and the digestion was also
very much impaired. The viper is a
male, a little more than two feet long
and one inch in diameter at the largest
part. Color, a dull, yellowish brown
on tho upper side, with a zigzag black
line running down tho wholo length.
On the under sido it is nearly black, ex
cept at tho head, where it is pale yel
low. I have kept tho reptile now for
nearly five weeks, and, although well
supplied with small frogs, etc., it ha*
not eaten anything and seems as lively
Cases of this kind, where the sufferer
is able to record tho symptoms, Deing
rather unusual, is my excuse in occupy
ing the space of Nature.
ANIMALS' VIEW OF MEN.
They Tear the Savajje More Than th«
Savage man, who has generally been
first in contact with animals, is usually
a hunter, and therefore an object of dis
like to the other hunting animals, and
of dread to the hunted. But civilized
man, with his supply of bread and beef,
is not necessarily a hunter, and it is
just conceivable that he might bo con
tent to leave tho animal in a newly dis
covered country unmolested, and con
descend. when not better employed, tc
watch their attitude toward himself,
says tho Popular Science Monthly.
Tho impossible island in "The Swiss
Family liobinson," in which half the
animals of tho two hemispheres were
collected, would bo an ideal place fox
such an experiment But, unfortun
ately, uninhabited islands seldom con
tain more than a few species, and those
[generally birds or sea beasts; and in
(newly discovered gamo regions savage
man has generally been before us with
his arrow, spears and pitfalls.
Some instances of the first contact ol
animals with man have, however, been
preserved In the accounts of the early
voyages collected by Ilakluyt and
others, though the hungry navigators
were generally more Intent on victual
ing their ships with tho unsuspecting
beasts and birds, or on noting those
which would be useful commodities fox
"traffieke," than in cultivating friendly
relations with tho animal inhabitants ol
the newly discovered islands.
llow Gold I* Shipped.
I Shipments of gold from New York to
Europe aro ordinarily made in very
strong hardwood kegs, each keg con
taining fifty thousand dollars. At each
end of the keg four holes aro bored
through the projecting ends of the
staves, and through these holes pieces
of red tape are drawn, meeting in the
center, where a large wax seal is ap
plied, bearing tho stamp of the house
which makes the shipment A material
cause of loss in this handling of specie
is the rubbing of the coin or bars one
upon another; and for this reason twen
ty dollar gold pieces aro preferred tc
ten or five dollar pieces, tho surface
exposed to abrasion being less. Kach
keg contains ten canvas bags, and in
each bag is five thousand dollars. In
tho United States assay office tho rub
bing of tho gold bars upon each other
is prevented by packing them in saw
Coffee in Guatemala.
Guatemalans believe that there is no
better coffee in tho world than that
raised on their own plantations, and
Central American coffee has of late
years acquired a high reputation in the
'markets of tho world. It is usual for
wealthy Guatemalans to make sure ol
good coffee in traveling by taking along
a store of their own. A long glass tube,
several inches in diameter, but tapering
to a tunnel at one end, is filled with
ground coffee and through the mass is
poured cold water. A strong solution
of coffee slowly drips from tho narrow
end of the tube and this liquid is care
fully put up in air-tight vessels to be
warmed in small quantities and drank
on the journey.
A Strange Cnitom.
A curious marriage custom Is recorded
by Dr. Post as existing in southern
India among some of tho more primi
tive non-Aryan tribes. This consists of
wedding a girl to a plant, a tree, an ani
mal, or even to an inanimate object, tho
notion being that any ill luck which
may follow an actual marriage may be
averted by a union of this kind
A SuccM*fnl Search.
"I feel for you, my b jy," said Cumso
to his disobedient son, "1 feel for you
every time I nui compelled to punish
"You find me, too," replied the boy,
as lie rubbed tho chastised portion of
his anatomy.—Brooklyn Life.
There are many men In tho world, who
Our feelings, severely hurt:
But the man who takes tho buscult, pat.
Is the chump who wears utall si 1U hat
With a neglige outing shirt.
Anil Then He I.eTt.
He—Had my photo taken at Sereno's
the other day.
She—Yes. I saw it.
lie —Ethel thought it rather Insipid
She— l don't know. I thought it very
characteristic of you. —Harper's Itazar.
"That fortune teller said an awfully
mean thing to poor old Miss Meridish."
"What did he say?"
"Told her he could do nothing for
her. Said he read the future and not
the past"—Chicago News.
Miss Sharp—Do you know, your ex
pression reminds me of the steps to an
Mr. Staylate—So elevating, 1 suppose!
Miss Sharp—No. Such a vacant stare.
NEW KIND OF DIVORCE.
A Young aud Gullelens llrl«2e Wanted to
She was a shy young thing, apparent
ly not lonff severed from her mother's
apron strings, and, as she edged her
way into the Denver police headquar
ters, with furtive glances and sup
pressed voice, the Times says she was
a picture worth gazing at. It required
considerable clearing of the throat and
bracing of the nerves before she could
muster up sufficient courage to spin her
"Do you know anything about di
The officer in chargo grasped the rail
to steady himself. Though used to
questions of a thousand hues he was
taken off his guard by that. lJesides,
he. in the method common to guardi
ans of the peace, had already sized up
the (firl and jumped at a numl*r of
conjectures at her errand, iiut the
crestfallen officer iMiin't come within
several lengths of the bull's-eye. He
had supposed that a parent or a brother
loomed up in the background of her
mission, or, by a chance shot, a lover;
never a husband.
Nevertheless he proved equal to tho
emergency, pulled himself together in
gallant style and made a show of
knowledge on the divorce problem.
The story in a nutshell is this; Mar
ried a fortnight or so. Tired of mat
rimony. Mutual. The spoony hubby
of a few weeks' standing had failed to
settle wlfey's board btlL Moral- "Don't
you think I could get a divorce be
cause he hasn't paid my board?"
"What good would that do?" persist
ed the officer, maintaining gravity of
composure with great effort. "Then
you would have to pay yonr own bill."
"Oh. that isn't the idea at all," she
exclaimed, with a look of pity for his
obtuseness. "Why can't 1 get a divorce
from liini and compel him to support
me until I get married again?"'
The officer rushed to the tank for a
glass of Ice water to check a dizzy
feeling that crept down his spinal col
umn. and when he recovered he polite
ly referred the foxy young bride to a
SEEING WITH ONE EYE.
Effect of Judgment Trained by lMnornlar
A person may see as far with one per
fect eye as with two, but he cannot see
as clearly; for the advantage that bi
nocular, or double, vision possesses over
monocular, or one-eyed, vision is that
the former, by allowing the observer
to catch sight of tho object from two
different points of view, gives hira at
once some idea of the proportions of its
But though this Is true in theory,
In practice the judgment interferes, and
the judgment has been educated and In
some measure rendered independent of
the services of binocular vision by ex
perience and the use of other, senses,
such as touch, says the Washington
Thus a man with only one eye la
never deceived as to the nature of an
object with which he is well acquaint
ed, for tho report of it that he gets
from his vision is corrected and supple
mented by his experienced judgment
and transmitted to his centers of con
sciousness in as perfect a form as that
which reaches those of a man with two
The advantage of binocular vision
may bo thus further illustrated: In
rapidly dipping a pen into an inkstand
or putting a stopper into a decanter tho
one-eyed man cannot judge so accurate
ly as the two-eyed man. Or, again, if
we shut one eye and attempt to pltingo
the finger rapidly into the open tnouUi
of a bottle we are apt to overreach or
fall short of it.
HIS LIFE WAS SAVED.
A Yoang Man Ilee%mc Anjfry Ilecaine He
Worked Too Hard for It.
"I never heurof anyone being drowned
that I don't think of an amusing acci
dent which happened to mo once," said
Clerk Donal, of tho coroner's office,
while in one of his reminiscent moods
the other day to a Philadelphia North
American man. "It happened while I
was working in the navy yard"
"Let's have it."
"I was working on the stern of a
vessel, and I was walking along with a
hatcliet in ono hand and a saw in the
other, when I lost my balance and
plunged into the river. I didn't want
to lose my tools, so I struck out for tho
shore, and never worked so hard in my
life as I did then, for I was working ft
my life. 1 plunged and spluttered an,
pushed until I was near the shore,
when my breast struck something, and
as I dropped my legs they struck some
thing which I soon found to bo mud."
"Didn't anybody go to your assist
"No. They stood on the shore laugh
ing at me, and when I found I had run
ashore they wanted to know if they
should send for a tug to pull me off.
When I made- an investigation I found
tho water was not over four feet deep
in the deepest part, and that I could
havo waded aslioro with tho greatest
ease. I was mad, of course, but after I
got on dry land I could sec the ludicrous
side of tho affair, and I have a hearty
chuckle to myself every time I think of
it now, although it liuppened a good
many years ago."
Fecundity of the White Ant.
Somo silk worms lay from 1,000 to
2,000 eggs, the wasp 8,000, the ant from
3,000 to 5,000. The number of eggs laid
by the queen bee has long been in dis
pute. Burtneister says from 5,000 to
0,000, but Speuce and Kirby both go him
several better, each declaring that the
queen of averago fertility will lay no
less than 40,000, and probably aa high
us 50,000 in ono season. Termes fatalis,
tho white ant, is possessed of the most
extraordinary egg-laying propensities
of any known creature. She often pro
duces SO, 100 eggs in a single day. From
tho time when tho white ant begins to
lay until tho egg-laying season is over —
usually reckoned by entomologists as an
exact lunar month—she produces 2,500,-
000 eggs. In point of fecundity tho
white ant exceed* nil other creatures.
"Do you know who that Is?" asked
Trivvetof Dicer, referring to a man
who had just given his wife a twenty
five-cent piece in response to her re
quest for a dollar.
"No; who is he?"
"He's I'ercollum, a man who has
written somo very able articles advo
cating that husbands pay their wives
Hi* Fortune A.anreil.
Hobsou, l'ere—Do you think, Henry,
that tho practice of medicine will give
you sufficiently large returns?
Hobsou, Fils (just from the medical
college)—Oh, yes, father. You see I'm
going to make a specialty of expert tes
timony at murder trials.
Ilobson, l'ere (with tears in his eyes)
—Harry, my boy, you are a credit to
your parents.—Chicago News.
liltln't (m> !>_f ExprcM.
"They say Green has been wandering
in his mind lately."
"Well, he's .safe enough; he can't get
XTluit » C»t Can l>o.
Glanders—Havo you ever seen the
Gargoyle— No, but I've seen a catfish.
"If I were to depend on you for a
loan <>f ten dollars what would you say?"
"That you didn't know me." —Chica-
Ynluo of a Kegalar hi Catting
While the inventors cf harvesting
machines are making sncewsful projr
ress in constructing machinery <irawn
by horses for cutting the corn crop, the
great majority of the corn flel.ls in the
conntry at large «.ti!l h-\rvestc«! by
means of hand labor, when not allowed
to go to waste. It Is important, there
fore, while millions of dollars are ex
pended in labor by the cultivators of
this crop, that every facility si. aid he
afforded, and the labor reduced as far
as practicable. The suggestions we of
fer on this subject are not only intend
ed to abridge labor, but to prevent
much of the existing waste by the
needless exposure of the corn fodder.
The practice of planting corn in
"hills" is stilt very largely pnrsned
throughout the country, and when the
crop is ripe enough and the grain has
well hardened. It is cot by hand and
secured in shocks. Tht-sc remain sev
eral weeks till the season arrives for
huskint' and stacking, during which
time the shocks are exposed to weather
and storms, and a portion of them are
commonly beaten down and prostrated,
soaked with rain and rotted so a« to be
of little value for fodder.
A reason for this prostration and
waste is th<* one-sided way in which
the shocks are built Instead of plac
ing the shocks in au equal circle around
the center, they are often pi a oed nearly
ail on one side, pressing them more or
less out of the center, giving the shocks*
a one-sided tendency, and entirely pros
trating a portion of them. This waste |
could be prevented by taking the ne«*
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i C A A' \ E
essary care to bniid them with equal
additions on every side, and by thus
giving them a firmly erect position A
regular system in cutting each shock
may be adopted, saving time and lalior,
which the accompanying figure
may fully explain. The field Is
cut by taking five rows of
hills at a time, and placing the
shocks in the center one. Twenty-five
hills will lnake one shock, the center
being first taken; all tho others aro cut
and placed around it If the corn is of
a large variety, three hills will be as
much as tho operator will hold in the
grasp of his left arm while he cuts
them with his right hand and places
them against the forming shock. In
the figure, the shock is larger and in
the center; and the first three hills are
those indicated by tho letters AAA, car
ried to the shock on the dotted lino.
Tho next three arc liHIl, cut and
placed beside the others. Each suc
cessive three are marked by the letters
CCC, 1>I)D, KEE, FFF, GOO and HUIl;
and being taken and cut in this regular
order they will be placed in separate
positions equally all around the shock,
and the laborer can hardly avoid mak
ing it equally upright The regular
system will abridge his steps, and make
the work much easier than cutting at
random. As every shock requires the
6ainc order, the operator soon becomes
accustomed to it aud works rapidly.
The same general course will apply to
larger shocks, or to those made of
smaller corn. With blight modification,
it will apply to corn in drills. The gr
rows show the direction for th® oper
ator to worlt. In making a single
shock, if the hills are three and a half
feet apart, it will require about ten
rods walking, and for a field of a hun
dred shocks, more than three miles;
while with an irregular mode, without
system, several miles would be re
quired. Saving the fodder would be
still more important, making all the
difference between such as is fresh,
green and uninjured, aud that which is
destroyed by prostration and rotting
with rain3.—Country Gentleman.
IK you have a sportive cur that likes
to chase the cow, sell the cow or kill
WHITE butter when cows are on good
pasture is a good indication that the
cows are not what they ought to be.
BUTTER that is mado as our grand
mothers made butter is not the butter
that brings the highest price. Improved
methods produce the butter that sells
at top prices.
THE farmer who sticks to old meth
ods, regardless of improved ways of do
ing things, is a big loser. The dairy
man who follows that course is a still
THE advice that is frequently given
that milk is a whole food aud conse
quently suited to every stomach is ab
surd. Some people cannot digest milk
Yet many who cannot—and who may
bo dyspeptic—would bo greatly bene
fited by drinking it with pepsin in it
THE milk of A cow that U kept con
fined in u place scarcely largo enough
to hold her ia not tit for consumption.
In all our large cities the government
should forbid the keeping of cows.
That would bo In the interest of con
sumers ami of farmers aud dairy men.
Handling Loony lli-u».
The best way to treat a hen that ia
Tory lousy is to dust her well with llno
ashes. Sift coal ashes, and then sift
again with a flour sieve, as the ashes
must be very tine. Iu each peck of
ashes mix half a pound of insect pow
der. Hold the hen over the ashes, head
down, and throw the ashes iu huiong
the feathers by the handful, uslrg the
ashes freely, rub a iw drops of lard on
the head and turn her loose. The ilce
will be destroyed at one operation
—Farm and Fireside.
A (KIEL IXMEMiO.
She—So that Is IJear mountain, doc
He—Yes, that Is it.
She—Dear me, how old it must be!
Why, only look! it is quite bald.— Dem
A*Mn« Mulhlnf I nrf»««i»bl*
Hulfinch—llow are Xaggedat ami hie
wife getting along togr<l!. r?
Wooden—Oh. I don't know; what
makes you ask?
Hulflneh—Oh, nothing; only wbea
they got married they liad one of tho*«i
mottoes: "(iml Ulcm t)ur lli'ine,' in the
sitting-room, and now he baa it up in
his smoking-room with "As lar As
Possible," written underneath tt> I toa
IMPURE WATER SUPPLY.
Www lad TVpath C*w4 lone Paras
X '.imal* of rrwr Kln.l
It is as important that aar stork
«b"nld be with pare water as
it ia for mankind. Many farmers hara
l**a care It ai in tbia matter It ia a
mistake own to allow cattle to drink
merely tat*Mr and Mack swampy
e strr. The cleaner and letter th.-
water the better for the stock This
is cspeeiallr important for dairy cows.
But that poaitire disrasr ami death
re&altin»r should come fr».m the drinb
log of bad wat*r few fanr-or* bare been
prepared to WUera. It is. h.- ,» »er, a
well-established fact. As tight
on t>;'".s «»>bje -t Tnay he merti* n—! s»"a..
experiments and examinations br Or
Stalker, retennarian of the lowa »*-
periment -tation. iKirir.-r the fstter
part of the «mmier at I*9o he was cal'ed
to Inrestigate a serera outbreak of dla
om>'. Horses, cattle aad pig* ware all
affected alike—swelling and partial
paralysis of the upper air rawgn
painful and J:)Benlt breatbinc CVath
rnaned about two days after th.- attack.
The il.xrtoe could not elaaaify the dt»
case and set aNmt to find the <-> mr
lie found ct-.-rvthlng all ri*ht but tha
water supply, which came from a wind
ing creelt. whicK in the dry weaiher
had ceased to run. He foond that it i
had been the custom on the farm to .
throw the carcaaaes of animals 'lowa
the steep bluffs into the bed of tb» .
stream- *h.* *a« .aimer Aiek
cnch.>lcra had.pr*r*i!ed «n* tl-.e farm
and a large number had died and been
thrown orer tha hank; that the bog
cholera had caused the death at A coo
slderahle number of swine, the car
casses baring been treated in similar
manner. The aerrral yards • occupied by
horses, cattle, pigs and liamyarvl fowls
were on the hillside trith abrupt drain
age into the creek
In addition, large heaps of (eratat
ing manure were deposited ai» nt the !
foot of the bill near tha c.lge of tha
stream, where the animals went to
drink. A few ot the animals oa the
farm had not access to the stream, bat
had been watered from a well None
of these showed signs of lu-'meaa. ,
though they had been tn contact with
those that bad their water from the
pools in the bed of the stream, and erea
tv ith some of the sick.
A number of farmers had built their
homes along the banks of this stream,
and had been accustomed to make use
of It in much the ume way M the
farmer above referred to. OBRU lean
than frmr farm* situated on the bancs
of this stream animals bad died show
ingl symptoms identical with Ihntm on
the farm first investigated. On another
occasion where a Mgh rate of mortality
hod prevailed among the cattle main?
on the open prairie, be waa able to
trace the cause to contamination of
surface water. An animal dead fraa
anthrax had been drawn Into a baain
on the open prairie. Later the rains
filled the basifl with water, and about
one thousand cattle on the range had
accesj to the pon«t for water snpply
The result was that about ten per cent,
of all the animal* baring access to the
impure water died from anthrax. —
Farm, Field and Stockman.
GROWTH OF WEEDS.
It Far* to Itostroy Thvui M as t*»»
,%rr rotttof to thr
Cultivators xwho hare tried both w*yn
know the WWrftl advantages of de
stroying weeds just as they are coating
to tho surface- The ground is then
rendered mellow and clean with a
tenth part of the labor required io de
stroy large weeds; the crop has not
been retarded in growth nearly to its
entire failure. The estimate is made
that weeds after growing a fortnight
and becoming a foot high, contain by
cubic measure ooe thousand times as
much substance in growth, or more,
than when first making their appear
ance at the surface, and with this
great difference it la easily understood
why they retard or destroy growth.
Take as an illustration the common
turnip crop. If toe weeds are not al
lowed entrance, the turnip* will appear
like those in Fig. L If the weed* are
rampant, the turnips will make no
headway, and will resemble those in
Fig. 3 Late In the summer is the sea
son when so many weeds steal a large
growth. American Cultivator.
Desks ud Corn CixMrr.
Ducks will greatly enjoy green corn
fodder, if it is cut fine, and especially
the suckers. A few rows of corn with
the seed very thick in the rows, may be
cut and cured for ducks when the corn
is about two feet high. If the fodder
is cut rery tine in winter and sprinkled
with bran and cornmeal the docks will
highly relish it The blades of corn
fodder may also be stripped, cut tixu)
and scalded for them. It is best to
always scald their dry food at all sea
What a Month C'aitaM.
When the poultry man loses one
month's time he is then a month behind
for the whole year. The broiler that
should be hatched In January but waa
delayed until February will fail to
reach the market in time to compen
sate for the loss by delay. It Is impor
tant that all preparations be made now
and la advance. It ia quite awhile be
fore winter, but there will be plenty of
work to do before the cold season be
WHAT W». ARC TO.
The probable effect if llir • heek Ho
according to law of evolntwm.— Life.
I nrnmpllamlsrr R^rataa"
Nell Ido think Bert D>w»llttle is toe
mean for anything. T*r» yon knrrw. he
had the impudence to kiss nae fxul-by !
when he wan leaving me last evening!
Belle Well, that isn't always a •■rim- (
inal offense, is it?
Xell Writ, maybe not. hat when I j
Mulilnl him a little ahmt it what do
you think the fellow did? Il«- atiualiy !
said he was wrry for having dene It;—
That <H4 rwtM.
11 u-»band Where's your poeket die
W tie—Tuat's no pocket dictionary; it's
a Webster's Unabridged. What <lo yon
persist in calling it that for?
Husband— Because I can never find
CUR NEXT SERIAL
Will be trim the pen
of that weil-known ro
Author of "A Trip lo
th? Moon." " Around
the VV in Eigtity
Da vs." irk} almost in
numerable other atones.
VV ill be the title of this
latest production of
Verne's fertile brain.
tl THrstraUJ ami
copy rut hied
L M OUT M
Am* It. «»B« I • ttaMy >in ■■
The ycma * father stood tw 00
rrmd'r. crit»»-aUy in.*pactra* Ua i
'"Of «*m IT* I healthy. weU-feeMe*
babr. Ury." h» Mill to Mi w«K "Mi
wid" ba a credit to the family wfcaa m
gr>tws <-ider. bat It s > M«ly
)tnl auw ~
"Orar little thiagT* coned A maigfchia
who happened ia a few a» meats Tatar
"It's the Tfrj hiMfi at ita pmfmf— Ofr
SB* Pretty (ta tears ud Wif <H»
I IfMli-Ok, P.IIWII I ——tfe—tfta
thiak-I to-fa— foaarf*
Mr*. ri«tty-r» MM I tan b—aiV
lear Swraiv tba awt.hu baaaaTt ban
! M )Mir saw 11 a labia aaa»|aat
>Rsa Prrtty-.H not n t* ha M
aa that. bat * m>th waa shirt ip w*«h
my bathing sait seat he ate it all ap.
; -Electric Spark.
tiensan pmt mm in w are pan ■ irtttaHy
abeeat-minded. bat mm if thaat am
so than Pr f M, «( Bm. B»
: tired one liar hi* wife piarta* • laaga
m Ma leak.
•What does aU tMa nr«r toMbai
"Why, tbia la the mnt i aisary o* yaw
; Marriage," rept»ed Mr*. Dwt
"A*k»Gattl U that anf Watt, lata*
know when ynrnm mmmim trmal and Ptt
, ractpi '-*ca4e
"Yoa know that y»oa* Me. •*■»»
"Too remember ba yiuyuHl bila
ftrla tn the puHtaat way lmaf*nab!e»-
"Twice to me, you remember. »
"Taa, and three tiaai ta Ma Wa%
here's a poem of baa ia tbia aa|Mba«a
faehangtn* Lxrea. 1 " Chlaa*e Saw*
A <M M.
Wo 1— Bn uut'i dead wifc wa* a
good msl. Did ba ibaa ya« that mm*
orandum aba wroW wham aha aiald art
Van Pelt—No; what waa ttf
Wool— ft raa tMa war "P—
--your collar button » ta tba bartaa
drawer, back aft heart enraer Deal
look tjr that borrid *ad and gr aaa aeota
tie; I homed tt af.'^lMb.
Ta *>e Taa.
Ucother —I am im|ataad. gaillj. tha*
yoa thoolH haaa aach bad tarta aa ta
wear tba hair ot another womb mm
Mtater—Aral I am aurprtaad tba* J*
<bmU-l wear tha wooi at uiotkar *h««p
oa yo«r back, aad aboea at tba laaifcar
ot aa>'ther raif oa yoar fae*.—Tteaaa
Aa* Vet *a Wmli I fiai I
Deacon Hatter—Tbia iiiii«*bg baa
been railed foe tha poryuaa a# gaMtag
sujfjfeationn sboat a jaw balL SaM*
want .-bimea aad aoiaa aaa*
Tha Brother (who liaaa baaMa Aa
church j—My ulea woald ba ta aaa <teaab
betla—S. Y. A iwtiaar
don't ya know?
CboUy Daafty iataM
"I bare 'em roada la tbia aoaatij.^—
IL T. Weably.
rat ixrtroKi or a uw.
tw ri ■!»» w■<,
"Ha waa joroae aad baUieaaa tMa
morning." oai<t nu-ka of Mawaaaa 1
aarer knew tmch a riatmßrtnrr aaa4
aa be waa In/'
Tee often araa him ta a eartooaa aa*»
myself."• retnmed Biwaaim,—Mfk
W.ioi—l met a tmala» ma tbi* ■ura
In* who bad tnst bad a t» nad witb a
Cap* Co«! farmer.
Van Palt—DM ha *fn him*
Wool— Y aa. tba haab> am amay
tn* when I saw him.-*. T. HeeaU
A TaeaM am
MUtrcaa—l sboabl Mb.- to km>w wbaa
boainen* that pi»lu-»*aa baa ta my
bite hen every rdjgb* In tba week?
ba aaaptciona m~ ot ■Mflactla' am auab
ar amaatbia .—X. Tf. WaaMy.
Ethel— I'm juat aa hna*ry *• * M*.
Mamma -Well, wbaada f« tMa* a
baa*ry bi*. hi* !bm aoaM Mba to ear
Ethel • »yfttUy»— I* ra»t eaha'-Har
pe» i T iaa* Ctvpk.
Ta* «Wi A latm
"flow mat h .lid yoa pat ia Mba aa
trlbntioo plataT" taa srWa
"A noarter "
• Jehu, are yna *Hiif to pat a a '
■aeuai aa • » - feia l a naai'tee psaptaf*—