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White-Sand Oil Co.
[A. STEELSMITH, Manager, Butler, Pa.]
Dealers in Illuminating, Lubricating, Cylinder and Dynamo
OAs—all free from Lima Oil.
This Oil is made and handled by Independent Producers not con
nected with the Standard Oil Co., as reported.
All orders will be promptly filled. Warehouse in rear of Nicho
las & Hewitt's planing mill, near West Penn depot, Butler, Pa.
Refinery at Coraopolis, Pa., near P. & L. E. R. R.
This oil can be secured at McCrea's Feed Store on E. Jefferson St.
I 9\ w I I cause we have
the finest and
most reliable drug store in this part of
the State that you have to pay more for
your medicines. We dispense only Pure
and Fresh Drugs at all times and at
WULLER'S MODEL PHARMACY,
229 Centre Ave.,
South Side, Butler, Pa.
The Best Place
To get vour Fall and Winter outfit of
DRES GOODS, CLOAKS, UNDER
WEAR, FLANNELS, BLANKETS,
YARNS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, COR
SETS, etc,, is at
They keep the largest stock, best goods
and, above all, the low est prices.
CARPET, OIL CLOTHS, RUGS,
LACE CURTAINS, PORTIERS,
CURTAIN POLES, WIN
. DOW SHADES:
We can sell you the above named goods
cheaper than you can get them elsewhere
A. .TROUTMAN & SON.,
The leading Dry Goods and Carpet
House, Butler, Pa.
Select Your Holiday Presents from' this List:
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T/iiimml mr J Gold Pin8 ' Par-rings,
tl t/WtMl V RingH Cbainn, Bracelets, Etc,
( Tea sets, castors, butter dishes
QilTmt>ixruT*£i \ an(l < ver > thing that can be
Oil Vlsl W ill t? ( loun( j in a fi rßt dabs store
llDtlll HIS. Ill) I
Ho. 189, North Main St., BUTLER, PA
Our entire stock of drugs, medicines,
patent medicines, perfumery, toilet
articles, etc. Must be sold in the
next 60 days, as we must leave our
present location and quit business.
You can save 20 to 25 per cent, on
everything in the store. Spectacles, eye
glasses, trusses etc., sold at cost.
J. A. FRANK & CO,
2*6 S Main St-, - Butler, Va
FOR SIXTY DAYS.
WE NEED MONEY,
YOU NEED SHOES,
And tor the next 60 days we will make scrt-at reductions on all fioo goodM.
All $6 50 and $9.00 Cordovan WeltH go at |f> 00 all $4 50 and $5 00
Writs (to $4 00, all $3.75 and $4 00 go at $.'125. Ladiwt' fine Welt Maud
torn* $4.50 and $5 00 go at $4 00, all $3.50 and |4 00 ?o at $3 25, and
Ac. remember <bet<e are oar he*t pood*, Hirorg A Carrell. Howard A
Putter I *, and Eddy & Wi-bater'p. We want money and must have it there
of* tbia great Mcr ifio«».
M- Corner of Diamond. ... - Butler, i'a.
THE: BUTLER CITIZEN.
Of St Johnsbury, Vt
Like a Waterfall
After the Crip
Tremendous Roaring in the Head
l'aln in the Stomach.
"To C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mass.:
" Two years ago I had a severe attack of the
Grip, which left me in a terribly weak and de
bilitated condition. Last winter I h3d another
attack and was again very l adly off. my health
nearly wrecked. My aj>j» lite «as all gone. I
had no strength fWt tired nil the tint) , had
disagreeable roaring noises in my head, like a
waterfall. lal o bad severe headaches and
Severe Sinking Pains
in my stoma< h. I took medicines without ben
efit. until, having heard so much about Hood's
Sarsaparllla. I concluded to try it. and the re
sult is very gratifying. All the disagreable
effects of tne Grip are gone, I am flee from
pains and aches, and believe
Is surely curing my catarrh. I recommend it
to all." GEO. W. COOK. St. Johnsbury. Vt
HOOD'S PILLS care Nausea. Sick Headache,
ladigestlon, BiUoaabess. Sold by all druggist*.
FB< >H • 81QMAL CARDS
CCLLT I R & BAKER.
office li. tocm li . A riiiorj l.uilil.ng. IJuibr
H. Q. WALKER,
;,\'tri.i-;. -a' Law-utile- in Diamond Block
J, M. PAINTER,
Othce—lletween I'ostofßoc and bl.imond, But
A. T. SCOTT,
ATTOItN KY-AT-LA W.
Office »t No. H. S(;iith I' iDiii il, Hitler, fa.
A. M. CHKIsTLEY,
ATIOKNEY AT LAW.
Ofß e second flodr, A riflerson hi k Main St
nsa.r t'otm House, Butler, t'a.
Ait'v nt Law—offl eon Houtb hs tus of Dlarnoi*
J. W HUTCHISON,
ATTOKNKY AT LA W.
Office on second floor of the Huaelton block
iainond, i'.utler, Fa., Koom No. 1.
•ittoiney at l.aw, Office at .So. 11. !Ca.-r -
1011 St.. Butler, Fa.
W. C. r INDLEY,
Attorney a* Law and ileal Estate Agent, oi
.ice rear ol L. /.. Mitchell's office on north aide
»/ l>Uunoou. Hurler i'o.
H. H. GOU .HER.
vttorney-at-law. Office ou iktw: t!i>or e
iodcrvjn building, near Court House But lei
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
137 K. Wayne rtt., office bourn, 10 to uM. and
to a i\ M.
SAMUEL M. BIPPUS.
Physician and Surgeon.
Hx) V. est Cunningham -t.
L. M. KEINSEL, M. D ,
I'IIVIHC'IAN .ISO StIMiKO.V.
Office and residence at l'etrolla. f'u.
I'll YHICS AN AMD KUIIIIKON,
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. N. I.KAKK, M. J>. J. E MANN. M. li.
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V. McALPIN E,
l» now located In new and (elesaiit rooms ad
joining lita fotmer ow . All kltils of i lafp
plates and moderen gold work.
J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist.
Arllli'ial T" tli lusetn-1 <u t.lie latest loi
y'lived plan, oold Killing a specialty, office—
»ver heuaul'a < lot litliK S"jre.
DH. S. A. JOHNSTON,
oENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
dole) I 1 Ufnif rulnh** l xlr;.(llon of TfwMi
md Arilllcial 11* M. without H a HpcriaJf)
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"CITIZEN" and NEW Yoi K
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JUTTLKR, PA.,FRIDAY. JANUARY 13. ISi
on j n these
aleak and trackless mountains."
"Xo, J: j. I'll take noiiiing but a
lifrht pick and shovel and some frrub,"
I replied, passing out.
Near the door were tied our two deer
lionrtir?. Zip and Keene, anil, as I
6topped to pat their heads, both begged
piteously, in dog fashion, to be taken
"So, no, old bovs, no hunting to
day," I said, soothingly. And the in
tcl igent creatures, seeing that I did not
carry a gun, soon ceased to grumble.
It wa~. the 4th of July, ISB9. We
had been for some time engaged in
silver mining near Argentine Gulch,
Col., and were living in a stout log hut,
of which,in the absence of other claim
an Is -ve had taken peaceable posses
sion. We could not think, however,
of prosecuting our usual work on the
Fourth; and Jim, not feeling like join
ing me, 1 had decided to go off pros
"Don't lose yourself, old man. It's a
mighty easy thing to do," he called
out, as I walked away: while the
hounds gave me a cheerful send-off in
the shape of a parting howl.
"Well, no, Jim, I'm not quite so
green as all that. But if I'm not back
to-niarht maybe you'll look me up," I
laughingly rejoined; the point of the
joke lying in tne fact that I was an old
mountaineer and Jim a comparative
tenderfoot, though one of the best fel
lows in the world.
Prospecting or, indeed, traveling on
foot at all in the heart of the Rockies,
is exceedingly hard work, not only be
cause of the physical obstacles, but
also from the unsatisfying nature of
the highly rarefied air, of which one is
obliged to inhale vast quantities in
order to get oxygen enough to su-itain
life. Hence, after four hours of in
cessant toil, by which time 1 had got
above timber line. I was glad to sit
down by a little spring to rest.
So far, though making many tests, 1
had found no indications of a paying
"lead;" but I was not going to give up
hope, and, after making a hearty din
ner from the bre ad and cold meat in
my haversack, I scaled the heights tc
my right, determined to find my way
home by another route. 'Twas easier
said than done, for, on descending the
ridge, I came into an utterly strange
neighborhood, and shortly found my
self wandering in a wild labyrinth ol
intricate bowlder-strewn gullies and
frowning precipices, from which extri
cation seemed hopeless, as every at
tempt to travel in a direct line only
tended to confuse me more and more
For two hours, spent in desperate ex
ertion, 1 tried vainly to thread the
mazes, and finally had to confess that 1
was lost. Then I thought to retract
my steps to the old trail and take a
fresh start, but this, too, I found impos
sible. I had, somehow, ft complete
ly "turned round;" and, despite al!
reasoning to the contrary, could not
convince myself that the sun, of which 1
caught occasional glimpses, was in the
"Pshaw, I'll get out all right!" I said
aloud, as if arguing the point with a
companion, "but can ldo It this after
noon? If not, Jim will have the laugh
on me, and I can't stand that."
At last, twisting and turning, plung
ing, climbing and scrambling into,
around and over ravines and rocks, I
managed to get down to timber-line
again, but of how far I had come or ol
wnere 1 now was I had not the lefist
idea. Two things, however, I did
know: That the shades of evening
were coming on and that my chance oi
reaching camp that night was hardly
No glimpse of sunlight now. The
deep shadows of the lofty peaks were
all around me. and in another hour the
gloomy solitude would be wrapped in
flarUnesa. The night, too, at that alti
tude, would be unpleasantly cold. I
must prepare for It in time.
I had come to a little valley hedged
in by great pieces of detached rock,
and there were numerous gnarled
roots, dr3\ broken limbs and other
available fuel scattered around. De
termining to go no further, I com
menced to gather a heap of these, in
tending to ke« p up a big fire until
morning. 1 picked up one armful of
email stuff and then stepped across to
attack a specially dense pile which lay
close against the base of an overhang
ing cliff. Seizing hold of a protruding
bt'r-'c, I gave a strong pull and brought
down the whole mass.
Then I saw behind the rubbish wao
the mouth of a rough, shallow cavej
and, curious to see what it contained,
1 very foolishly stooped down and went
\t first I could distinguish nothing,
but 'vh< n my eyes became accustomed
to Hi di .i ight 1 saw, huddled up in
ong conic, and quite motionless, twe
furry-looking objects about the size of
raccoons; aud, on going closer, fount
that they were neither moro or les»
than grizzly bear cubs.
So boon as the little creatures were
convinced that I had seen them, they
bunched up for a fight, but I picked up
one, and, in spite of its furious strug
gles auil pig-like cries, carried it outol
Holding it l>etween my knees, with t
forepuw in each hand, while the clawi
of iti hindfeet were vigorously digging
at iny boot tops, 1 was minutely exam
ing it, when I heard anoise as of Hying
gravel and, I o'uing up, saw tl.e mothei
bear tearing . -itind the corner of a roci
and coming at me with open moutt
and flaming eyes.
Now, there ar<-grizzlies and grizzllea
Even thi > fea lessly s»-'age beast, rrileai
cornered or wounded, will generally
try to get out of a man's way, but an
old she, robbed of her young, is one of
the most terrible animals in existence,
and would charge a regiment of sol
diers without a moment's hesitation.
The cm -d monster was not over
twenty yarus from me, and, dropping
the cub, I turned and ran for dear life.
Glancing around in hope of finding
some place of refuge, I could see none
close at hand not equally accessible to
the bear; but about nixty yards abend
stood a tall hemlock sapling, and to
ward this I darted at tny best speed.
In those days I was very swift of
foot, and with a fair chance might have
made a short dash like that quickly
euough to escape. But I was badly
handicapped by heavy, spiked boots
and a rock-encumbered course, while
my pursuer, thin from long nursing,
was in prime racing condition; and bo
fore 1 had gone half way, I found that
she was fast gaining on me.
The four-footed brute cured nothing
for the 100 • ( tic ; l>ut, should I stum
ble, :ill would be river In ti moment.
1 leuco I tvu., obliged to [ ick my steps
thouffli my revengeful enemy carna
each instant neat er ~ud nearer uutil
less tls;:n Ufloen feet intervened be
tween ui 1 Willi uj'j.ar. .jtly doomed;
for although the tree was now v. ithln
tweuty-flvi; yards, unle , > I eould reach
it at leu>t three seconds ahead of the
bear, sho would puU me down in the
net o t tuounUuy^
I RJLS FOB DEAR I.IFE.
lue lioarse, grunting roar of the
eaper brote had changed to a blood
curdling growl, and I fancied that 1
could almost feel her hot breath on mjr
back, when a sudden remembrance of
some old-time story struck me. Quick
as a lightning flash I drew my belt
knife and with one stroke severed the
light strap ol the oil-skin satchel con
taining the remains of my lunch.
The bag fell to the ground, and. sure
enough, the bear stopped short and
tore it into shreds.
Then, totally ignoring the bread and
meat, she came on again with re
doubled rage. But the precious three
seconds had been lost and gained, and
she was yet four lengths behind ine
when I reached the tree and scrambled
up to the first branch, about twenty
feet from the ground—though barely in
time to save myself, forthe long-bodied
beast reared straight beside the trunk
and came wi thin a hair's breadth of
catching my foot as I ascended.
Most fortunately for me, adult
grizzlies do not climb, nor could even
a common black bear have gone
up that sapling, the stem of which was
only nine inches in diameter. Though
safe for the present. 1 was by no means
in a comfortable position, none of the
branches being large enough to sus
tain my whole weight. Consequently,
in order to support myself, I was
obliged to cling with one arm to its
body, and very firmly, too, as the
baffled monster rose several times on
her hind feet, shook the tree violently
and tore off great strips of bark with
her powerful claws.
What if she should take a notion to
dig it up, by the roots? She could have
done so in fifteen minutes. Oh, how bit
terly I now regretted not taking Jim's
advice to bring my revolver along!
After awhile ray jailer got tired of
trying to dislodge me, but instead of
going off she uttered a loud, peculiar
cry, and the next moment the two cubs
came shuffling along and joined her.
Then, while her babies refreshed
themselves, the grim mother sat com
posedly down at the foot of the tree,
evidently preparing for a regular block
If I should live_ a thousand years I
could never forget that awful night.
After dark the temperature fell to
the freezing point, and 1 kept from
perishing only by repeatedly climbing
higher up the tree and then sliding
down to my old position.
Even so 1 could hardly keep my blood
circulating, and I was so worn out by
fat' -tie .md so deadly sleepy that I
wa > in momentary danger of dropping
Into the hungry jaws below.
I had Irjped that the cold would in
duce the bear to retire to the cave with
her cubs, in which case I might take a
short run and gain a larger tree, but
the cunning beast seemed quite con
tented with her present quarters, and
long after I had ceased to distinguish
her brownish-gray form on the simi
larly colored ground I could hear her
moving about and coddling her young
At this time, the moon was two or
three days beyond the full, and it must
have been past midnight when it rose
high enough to clear the mountain-tops
and light up my valley prison. Then
the bear and I could again bee each
other plainly, a fact of which she took
advantage to give my roosting-plyee
another scries ot vigorous shakes.
If the angry beast had known enough
to keep this up for five minutes at any
one time. I must have lost my hold;
but. luckily, she didn't, and I always
renewed my grip during her quiet
What was to be the end of it all?
The dumb brute could maiutaiu her
fast until I should drop from exhaus
tion, and, if she kept watch long
enough, that result was certain. In
this desolate place no outride help
could be expected, and. barring a cotc
rnon butchers' knife. I was entirely un
"Hut, surely," I reasoned, "the old
fiend will go off first thine in the morn
ing to look for food, and I can then
either make good my retreat or kindle
a fire which will keep h'er at bay and,
perhaps, by its smoke, attract some
These rellections, though quite con
j soling to me, didn't exactly harmonize
j with Mrs. Hruin's views. The rising
sun found her still on duty and appar
ently determined to have me for break
fast or go without.
Hour after hour passed away, and, as
the day grew hot, I l>eg;.n to suffer so
fearfully from thirst and the strained
horror of my situation that 1 at last
deliberately made up my mind to de
-1 scend and meet death in fair light. No
use in delaying; 'twas but prolonging
my agony. And yet to v> die was aw
i ful. I would hold out till nature
| could endure no more. No voluntary
act of mine should precipitate my
If the tree had been an aspen, a cot
tonwood or, indeed, any kind of a de
, ciduous tree, I might have obtained
j relief by chewing the leaves, but
there was no nourishment in the bitter
hemlock spray, it seemed only to in
crease my thirst, anil I felt that the end
Once more, with a kind of horrible
, fascination, I gar-ed down at my im
-1 placable foe, idly wondering whether
j she would kill me by a single blow of
I her great paw or rend me piecemeal to
Hut suddenly she stopped in her rest
less walk, sniffed the air for a moment
with uplifted li<-ad and then, driving
the cubs before her, ambled off toward
j What could this mean? A question
quickly answered, for, intently listen
ing, I next instant heard the low, re
pressed whimper of hounds, and as,
with returning strength, i uttered a
loud yell of joy, Zip and Kecnc, burst
ing into full cry and straining on their
leashes, came round the corner of that
same rock whence the bear hail first
The dogs were closely followed by
Jim Hayes, upon whose heels came
three btalwart companions, and they
met the grizzly face to face before slie
had gained the cave.
At this blessed bight the warm
blood nncn again rushed through my i
benumbed limbs, and with frantic j
haste 1 slid to the ground. AH was
over, however, before 1 could reach the
On seeing her assailants the Ix-ar
had charged instantly, but Jim jerked
the hounds to one side, and the other
j hunters, coolly liring together, sent
three bullets through her brain, when ■
i blie dropped dead with scarcely u
quiver, and the scared cubs scurried
into the den.
The men and dogs rushed tuniultu
ouuly upon uie, and it was hard to tell
which were the more delighted by my
| "Water, Injurs! water!" I gasped, a*
the jubilant follows pulled me about.
One of them put his canteen to my
swollen lips and 1 shall remember
that draught to my dying day.
Not a question was asked until my
comrades had seen me begin to eat like
Till Ht'NTEBS FIRED TOGETHER.
a famished wolf, but then Hayes quiet
"Well, partner. I guess you'll live
through it; but you did kind of get
lost, I reckon."
"Yes, Jim, I own right up. I don't
know half so much now as I thought I
did yesterday morning. You came just
in time to cheat the grizzly of her din
ner. How did it all happen?"
Jim laughingly replied:
"Why, man alive! You're not more
than two miles from camp now, but,
the country being so rough, I suppose
you couldn't hear the signals I fired all
through the night."
"Only two miles? 1 thought it was a
dozen," I wonderingly rejoined.
"Well, I guess we traveled more than
that to find you, and you've only got
the dogs to thank that we did it; for, of
all the wild, crooked tracks ever made
by a mortal man, yours beat.
"When I found that yon were sure
enough lost, I started out at the first
streak of light this morning and got
the boys here to join in for the hunt.
The trail being so old, we were rather
dubious about the hounds keeping to
it; but every now and then we came to
some place where you'd chipped at the
rocks, and then we knew they were
"The greatest bother was after you'd
crossed that low range and turned back
to come home, and, if we hadn't been
certain sure of the dogs, we'd never
have fol'owed them, for there was one
place where they led us nine or ten
times round and round in a circle with
out going ahead an inch. We wouldn't
let them give tongue, 'cause we thought
maybe we'd run across a btray elk. and
that's the reason you and old grizzly
didn't hear them sooner.
"We got here at last somehow, and
it's all right now, partner; but I tell you
you've had a mighty lucky escape."
"Jist erbout ez narry a one ez ever I
heared on," said one of the old timers
who had come with Jim. "Ilowsum
ever, we've got the b'ar an' cubs, an'
it's a purty good day's work, artcr all."
—W. Thomson, in N. Y. I/edge r.
—A Mitigating Circumstance.—Mrs.
Talker—"lt must bo very hard to have
your husband in the postal service."
Mrs Walker—"lt is, indeed; but when
I give him a letter, it gets mailed."—
A Practical I.lttle Wire.
Neighbor—You've got a lovely bed
room now with this new carpet. Just
put it down, didn't you?
Hostess —Yes, just througli.
Neighbor—l thought so, from the
tacks scattered around the floor. You
ought to pick them up before night or
your husband will be stepping on
Hostess—No. let them stay. My hus
band is a newspaper humorist, and ev
ery time he steps on one, he'll think of
some new joke about it. I hope he'll
make enough out of them to pay for the
carpet.—N. Y. Weekly.
Helping the Doctor Out.
A Scotch lad was being tried for steal
ing from a doctor's house. He told the
judge that lie had a headache, and Ills
mother said to him:
"Go to the doctor's and take some
"But surely your mother did not tell
you to go and take a clock," said the
"No; but there is an old adage which
says 'time anil the doctor curecall dis
eases.'" —Boston Globe.
Tliat way l.«>ok.
"Have you been reading jKietry late
ly?" said the bank president to the
"Why, yes," was the reply. "I have
been troubled with sentimentality of
"Well, I wish you'd g'ive it up. You
are getting that 'far-away look' in your
eyes, and it worries the directors." —
RIOUT KOK ONCE.
Mr. Pedagogue—l am very sorry. In
deed, Thomas, that I shall have to pun
ish you. It will hurt me more than it
Thomas —You r« dead right, it will.—
Tli«-lr Lingering Fragrance.
Miss Kajones, after an evening spent
in the parlor, had returned t > the family
sitting-room on her way upstairs.
"Good night, papa." she said, kissing
the paternal Kaj >ncs.
"Good night, dear," he answered,
"and pleasant dr phew! What vile
cigars young Ferguson mol.. » these
days!"—t hicago Tribune.
Out of llh r.n-lifinluK.
Adjutant (at a ball after the third
set) —Now I fancy I can risk it; by this
time our general's fat daughter will
surely have tilled up her programme.
Mein gTiaedlges fraulein, may I a»-k to
sec your programme?
General's Dau rht'-r Where have y.»u
been so long? I have only six dance*
left for you! Bl ictter
A Our.tloii ot Up.
"You ought to run all mamma's
errands without ifrutnbliug," said p.tpa
"Little boys ought t • t>« ln-tter than
spiders, and y< t spiders are just as pa
tient as possible."
"Yea, sir." was the answer; "and per
haps if I had as many legs at a spider
I'd be paticntcr."—Harper's Young
POTENCY OF TREES.
A Story rrotlof Ikra to B<- » ruitfol b
More Warn Than On#.
Two yoan.' men. by the s death
of their father, were left a iOO
- One had lea-ned the >'•
trstle. the other desiretl to be a raiir id
engineer. Tht-j theref >n-•• rtr.ined U>
*eo their new liul t; » Utiver
apj<eared- St-veral who tookvt at th«
place a<imirr.l tlie
iencen and broad, snoo'.b :1 U lut
made no offer. At last an el leriv man.
after (T'>ing over the place thr>- -.■! affe
rent time*, said to the owner- "Bov*.
the fa-m is fertile, it b«s ri|fh'. i» r>n a
good road nn i n.-ar enough (.. market
and social pririlecev m l the
suit me, but—" and there he stopped.
"Well, what is it?" exclaimed the
elder. "Is the price too hi;h? Haven't
you anything to pay down? Can we
not come to sc-me understanding 1 ?"
"Yes," he replied; "I have the par
chase money in my pocket. I <-ame this
time intending to buy. and your price
is reasonable, if— On my way here I
passed an orchard bending with beau
tiful fruit, and men were picking and
barreling. Oh. how fragrant it all *u!
At my time of life I coald never hope
for such luxury from my own planting
I cannot bny." In vain the owner*
urged him to a different decision, even
reducing the price of the place 9-">00
and including a pair of horsr .. The
suggestion was a potent one, however,
to the owners. Tuey decided to set an
orchard at once, and within a month
had three acres planted to tree*.
The following spring the area was
doubled, only three varieties being
chosen (Porters, pippins and Bald
wins). and the young men n ' »
work for a year or twu to ma . • t ■ •
place salable." The tree . grew a, _ <■,
and so did the youths. At the end of
two years the farm was so d.ffercnt in
appearance and so full of inter.-st that
they hardly thought of leaving it.
The younger boy had learned at. at
the habits and charaeteriitics.if - r .
and, going still further, had Kv- <:ne
interested in other insects. The otber
had visited the fruitful orchard of the
neight>or mentioned and had mounted
a hobby-horse. Five years f.-om the
setting of the first t-ees an offer of
more money was made them than
their original selling price, but they
declined it. Five vears stili later an
offer of donble their old price would
be no temptation. They have learned
to bless the old gentleman for not buy
ing them out. and no other spot on
earth is so dear to them. The trees
have not yet yielded mti.'h in money,
but the farm has been made to pay in
other directions, and owners are more
than satisfied with what at first was
termed their "bad luck." To-<lay they
acknowledge, what many an older man
has proved, that fruit trees have a po
tency not only to inoreaa.t firm value,
but one's interest and general welfare,
even before the lnscious fruit is borne.
—iiollister Sage, in N. Y. Tribune.
TO CHEAPEN FEEDS.
tone Thought. Which Are Ortaloly
Worth Serious < oi».lteration.
The prices of feed bid fair to be high
the coming winter, and such will con
tinue to be the case every winter, as
long as there is such a tremendous de
mand for all sorta of miilstuiTs, on the
part of dairy farmers, all over this
broad land. The dairymen are all right
in their ideas of feeding well, hut they
are all wrong in not growing more ot
their own feed.
Wheat is way down in the lowest
notch we have seen in thirty years, and
bran climbing up in price every day.
We are not certain, l.ut those farmers
who are well situated to i!o it had bet
ter buy the wheat by the carload and
get it ground at the custom mill and
feed the bran and middlings, selling the
flour for what they can realize.
If we were in northe-n Dakota or
Minnesota we would not sell at
fifty cents a bushel, if we had good
cows to feed it to, ami butter thirty
one cents a pound in Chieagu We be
lieve there are four pounds of butter in
a bushel of wheat fed to a good cow,
with good roughage in addition.
Hut whether in Dakota or New York,
everywhere the dairy farmer is at the
mercy of the feed vender. This would
not Iw «»o if the majority set seriously
to work to produce their own feed, in
some fi>rm or otiier. The mischief in,
the most of farmers stop feed when
prices of feed go high, no matter what
the price of butter is. W hat a lot of
education we all do need on this feed
question. There is so little real figur
ing on It—so little really studied out
by the dairy farmers by which they
The wav to bring down the price of
feed stuff is for more farmer* to go at
growing peas and silage corn Not
one man in a thousand knows what he
could do if he should try. Hoard's
NOSE RING FOR CALF.
Ifovr to I'retiut llrlf*r« from falling Into
» lla«l Habit.
Several readers having asked how to
make a device to prevent calves from
Bucking cows we reprint a picture of
f/ S ,
nose kin's roR CAt.r.
one made by J. M. Drew and given in
the Rural New Yorker. It it pretty
Well shown in the illustration "Ibe
spike is riveted in one set of holes, and
after the ring has been placed in the
holes the bolt ii fastened in the other
This is sure to prick the cow and make
her move away when the calf sucks.
Some heifers pet into this bad habit
and will not give it up. even when tbey
have calves of their own.
Kuofl have sold at good prices this
season, aul farmers should devote a
larger share of their attention to
poultry, instead of turning that b. anch
over to their wives.
Jeweler What do want with so m»nj
paste diamonds? Sorely you wouldn t
Actri-:*—l want to have thetn stolen
Love so.! Millinery.
Sh»r took a nhret and wrot#
How much nb«* loved him on It,
An<l thr» nhr abided h t.f a r«-aiu
Abo it that a-itfimo bonnet
|[ A yy Ijj </A\ f
Inite I'assenger Madam. what >l<
you mean by letting that I'rat siuttc)
off Uiy wig?
Mother (with sigh of relief>—Ou. it i
a wig, is it? I w»i afeari >1 fur a nuuuU
tliat Ue'd acaipt ye aiive ~-Life
HOUSE won I^OULTdT.
riau Umm Si infm m<
Cm a pi**,- :re trip !■«( sntaaker I had
occnioa to visit MTtra! hnHfn of
choice p--nltry Ik* hoaae 1 rive Ulna
tratK>n» of is that of Mr T
Rrosius. He <■ 1 !trs*r Mil far •
rear pa»t hi* pontrr ha* aot been
fiwo tV ittntiaa a* wiiliw la JtwU
to them. So marh other far.n warh haa
forced him to reinetaatly rrxr wnrfc
inir np hi* Hnißra in h%h r'mtm
ponltrv. hot he tnten '• g v-.ng moe.- of
hia time to them wry «o»>a Ud
maoD he mid ITS witiofi --if rfj< :mm
hi* flocks at • profit at %l ~-0 Lm^
»bans, Plymouth Rocks mad Pirtnrift
Cochins are hia fancy. aa well aa
Tooloase ffeese The past mv.r. ha
has raised bat *0 yonn# hirda. (Wan*
early in the «prtnf canned mvk Ironbk
im'-n/ his flock.
Mr. Krosins keeps about 100 bens and
they did (txid service for him until fans
work piled up on him and forced hia
to neglect them.
Fifr 1 is a perspective view of the
hoosi- and Tarda. The hooae is a plain
board structure, yet eery nest and
comfortable for hia flock, it ia 33 fret
loo?, * feet wide and JO feet hijrb
There are two windows firm* the
house ample liffht. Wia for windows,
R for r>. «ta. X for nests. D for door*.
The entrance to runs ia shown at lower
ri<rht-'nand corner, Kijj a, of rronad
plan. The runs aa you notice, have
bnt two openitwr* from the riffht aide
of building, one from the building, tha
other from one yard into the other.
This is very nsefnl. from the fact that
the flock ia never all in one yard, and
thus become crowded, hat can acafter
in groups in any of the three yarda.
There ithonlal also be shown a fence
makinsr another yard or run near the
center of the yard, to the left of door,
bat it wan overlooked in sketch. Fig.
a shows the interior with tha slatted
. hlisr I .*■ ™
partition between the door aad tha
roosting and nesting quarters omitted,
ratner than destroy the rtow.
1 hope all our farmers will abow tha
interest in poultry that Mr. Broaiua
does and be more attentive to their
flocks.—J. W. Cangbey, in Ohio Farmer.
CARING FOR COLTS. .
Why They «ho«td at All Ttaeaa
Colts are the oooat valuable lire stock
on the farm, and while it doea not pay
Jo neglect any atoek. either old or
yountf. yet colt* should receive parttca
larly frood attention. They should ha
treated so kindly that they will come to
meet yon in yard or pasture This
point is accompliahed by frequently
givintr them a lump of sngar. aa ear
of cut n. or something elae they Ilka
Halter break them when small, teach
them to lead and stop at the word
"whoa." leave them tied for an hoar or
two at a time, letting them have aotoa
thinir to eat when tied, and ".here will
be little or no danger of their palling
at the halter. At one year of age they
can be accustomed to the hit. aad aaay
havv- a light liarneaa pi are. 1 oa them
for a few boars at a time The mod
ern practice of drivia# them to a ve
hicle when only yearlings is bad, for.
unless extra care ia uaed injury will ha
the result. Colta should be acrnatoaaed
to the sitfiit of umbrellas and to atraaga
noiaes. Keep them growing whan both
in ami out of pasture Do not dona
with medicine unless abmlntolr ra
quired and then only oa the a. I vice of a
skillful *e|fe'. urian. Otve them a naaaa
and alwaya call them by it.— Aniertraa
Sheep need plenty of good air to
A KEaixr cboiea mutton nearly al
ways aell at (food price*
Wres early lambs are expected it to
best t > early separate tha br»edln»
ewes from .h' rest of the flock.
Miit And it moat profitable to build
a abed and arrange a good feeding lot.
especially for the sheap in wiatar.
Is keeping sheep, many fail to prop
erly turn to account many of tha
sources of income that are poaalbla
An the weather be.-omes .older it
will, in nearly all caaes. ba fuaad ad
to gradually increaae tha ra
Ir it barely pays to keep a sheep that
shears only four or Ave pound* of wofll,
one that shears aevca or eight ought to
return a good profit.
Is attempting to cheapen tha onto ml
keeping sheep tha wool aad the <;areaaa
should not l>e overlooked, bat earn to
taken to improve ateadily
I't" r the old sheep aad thia yearliags
in a warm stable or abed and feed good
hay or fodder with ground grata aad
hare mutton rather thaa palta to aali.
<t »auii tiiria— a.
Brown —Tea; they thought f waa poi
soned, and tha doctor caaae with hi*
Joars—ind he get anything out of
Brown—Yea; five dollars. Pack.
It* l ..4.1 la* 1 rata.
Merchant (to applicant —You aay
you have had raperieace? Weil, war*
you ever in una p'ace aa long aa ata
il..y —Yes. sir. I uaed to be a meaaen
ger boy. Brooklyn Life.
rS- Way of ta* wmm.
Tom—l got a check t.-day fur my
on the evllaof betting.
I.u<-y - V\ hat are yna g mg to da with
T. m - Play the raceu to-naorrow
ll«w He allied Tiaa.
"Three days <m that job; hard wort,
"Thri-e dan on a little job like that?""
"Yes, three: two la trying target to
w-rk, and the < thcr on the jots"— Llfia
The rntal "f tlew
Bru >-y Your wife ia a a oarmiag
woman. I like hrr style.
IViul.-r \oa wouldn't if yuu hn>l to
pay f-»r it.—Trnth.
f/iait* V muMwry
**l can't ae«.~ aald Jhntnlr. why fiah
have to bo ■ leaned. They're ia bath
ing all tha tuae. fjeiaogrst a -Mag
O'PLOWATS AMD U f
It t» • n#*i:ar thM MrfflVfHii
ftje-i#n miaiMeva !uw beam 5553
mmi Rayset Taylor ~sa the n.M^MMi
had Hi JoseeUa gm hjs IKai
start Tirf* he *>aa rnaau! to
Ju»hhb H iwthea* Muk mmm off tH
beet »rrVf wS>«hMtsw^toyr
MM ia CifiMd. Clks & VmMhhv
k- pt a >:-»ry white he was kUMVti
Fart% and '.-is saner of the wege *#
cit> .-na< the F>sn«»PtaaAaswb
the 3e«t ia*eres*h*g honk *hhk hM
bee* faklWel «• the wfc)e t- M
Bent the tsthrsftb* •" -'tathMflk.*
PHrersa..ae ~4 m Wpl mmf ktowafii
bant hnbira ysWkkel am Twtafl toM
emi of ow toreigy -nmmmmm am mam
roraced m the t iMpa»sliaa -it ha*fc»
aboat the mntna w>th wMck
have been .-.nneeted Andrew (M*
who was minister to R jmla. wttl flaw
aa in*rre«rtay -liaptii or tao uima
in# hia «' «y nan an there ha fete **■
orra. which he in n i illaj aa Ikßh
f«>ote. Pa.. aad <>em. Deahy, who flg»
the ieet aqfht yearn haa hem atalMw
to Pekia. haa tike material tor aa easel
lent book oa rhiaa aad the China ai
Jacob • hi Ida, of Miarnil who w«e iria
inter to "•Jam inder CVeetami. !kee •
hook os that umatiy ta the .-wwrsea#
prr, aretx.n By ail aida the baM haeh
ever pafcitahed »nt hina wan the* at
Weils Willinaaa, win weak to the* mmm
try aa a aiai iaary. ha* wan unai <tak
with nor drptmaatic anka tor fM
By It Uke tetWrH B«P>| ■ ten
The gift t4 bird sonc hi Taipkly tan
r-jiiae pres'ufatire. aa mf
tender sentimi nt hy wtuch the ator
t* >n of the onyunkae an may ha mm
•d aad retained, ladrnal the btede fn
ntah aa esceyuon to thn awee| ftmg a
sertioa that 'tla ioea that «Nne 9
key to ail earth a innair * Hiey sfe
from lore aad hsppim aa. say* eta
from lore aad rivalry, another aaaer*
while Joy aad haujsjey sf spirit* ar
said hy a third authority ta haaanarr
able f r their manmc. 'That aaoM at li
speciea vif heat ia the sfaiafi ia wei.-
knovm. the motive that ia raaqpawofb.i
--(or the (nml >n tpowr at aaff hday
a resalt of ;ta inSneaceat they Mt hap
py to he at home affatn hk the cr
haunts, to he sail an dad hy pie My ar
On* of the mat <!ei%hMM at a-tr
Aaxricaa eaaayiatn beUevae ail harda *>
be wcipieat or woald-be *..n*stem (hi r
til nt £tvb the h**n ham %
tented carol —aad he nadil die aw
with a desire to fill the a%ht wttb
manic. The lifki of love wtthte the
little bird'a heart ia MgktM aft thah
■easiwi na<l os at flues aad tUaMkan Mn
aong The language «* pin toapa
time to the heart * rhythaa" latil 'Jha
rail beauty of the fiosear at \mm m
homes aoout aa
Undoubtedly they stag at teate
vrry j>jy. jnet mm wa gr» wng*ag ato»«»«
nor wufti bMMw ow Wwti m Hflti
mod happy, ud the aong afi tor »
we htm only to limna to ii
ORIGIN OF CAMt-WAIKINQ.
The practice at raha-waihlag: »»r
walking far priara. origlaati 4 ta tl
■oath during the «M alaevry dtoya, aa
the S»w Tort Wurtt ta thine top it
wto rtlM a <tanca awl alwaya *» *
place at a "*
party They need to gtva thaa to »>•
opea air by caadla light, tadrr the
system of burning tat ami eottMi k
tin* 1a a tin pan. ma that tMyHlnf
cmtd fr> on joyfally
This aak a strung* M aftor all •
pleaanat ight. as it fik'harwl aaawag -
cornstalks tad the <*'»"«* u mm Tb
aaZktag took place miniliy to a car*
•eld after the frain haul toia «fcr*pp»--
f**>m the stalks. The MiitiiMwe »ori
were o<W ami very illff*^at front ttaaae
ehrk may he seen at aay otf the Mad
era eahe-walka to the-tty of Jtow Tart
fie'd g.nghmm .Iraiiaaa aad ett I,'HiHw .
ami the men eo» -nra—rh tinunai
with «toe teg rolled ap aad the oflfcee
The aaoat Uifty-sitaatod .ahaa are
(mtad aia<>og the 11 i jaalaya aaoaatoto
in Thibet, rhetr aimadea du aM. Itow
reer am to hare barn ary ammto<T
garaged. far dUhmH tathrtto g*v»
widely different <fin'»rnai Hil|tha mi
one of the ai'wd lahra it Thfha*. b
between I*.«to aad to. 90* hetakawihr
level of the sea. aad if thia halt la aw
doubtedly the lofttaat m the wart
Two other Thibetan latok shat d
Chalaaoo aad Sarahnl. are atf to ha
t?.«W aad 13.t0* faet to altitude iw
ap»» tively For a Song ttato It waa aap
•owed that Lake TMrato to Shtoth
Aaaertra. waa the lidtfeM to the wuafci
ft aan.ni ahnat tyre nrtl»a. to
ftM feet la ito greaaato ilapth ami la
13.0W feat ahnee the sea. la apate
of inexartttade wtth legnad aa the
BMaaareataata of tha .'ls enema -i to
Thibetaa iahaa. they ar* aa daaht aaa
tolerably higher thaa Uda oraay aahm~>
A man wto» mat wtth topwrn h a#
the roaal >f tuba aad had to tahe to mm
opea boat, teila of the paraliar haOart
nation .-ailed bf aaikwa tha "FartoHto
eraac." bw»agfct oa hy i ipwri to the
terrific heat of the mmT% ray* Be aaps
"Tha era appeared to ha 'jaadtoaai
tat<> a mighty meadow, bright with
flowers aad maabcal with aaa«r »f Itoh
("or. I tprtnjpi barat traa ryitol maha
* rtlr-a v»l I olaaged oeae the aM»
f I »; -ata 'arty fetlv raa ofbrtoa.
. '*te«'»baa <~-aaa aura 'toad
it 'rr piral aaaa wd to
a»>»T the poato •
Tpi< f*r rnaiK H«»ii«r
Mr Oothaae—Wettr wail' A trato
robber la Uheiy to ba «atofh» to ito,
Tha paper «ay% he haid «p a 'Jala aad
ri>bhe»l e-. • rraody. lacladtaf tha >aal
*r% liot'iam -%ra yaa w»a toll to
Sfr Ootham— -ndead. Ito ehat
•ra'U rateh hlto -X t Waatoty
A Laetor a-r
UttSe (Writ- 1 thinll . too 'Jtmmm to
aaythlne t Had to toay la whaal to
day toanr aad J 4uu»y Jiaawn ••
Mother-Tha*"« «traa»r Wtop Wto
he allowed t»|»» aarty*
Little |M.-h— Itoaaa a' toa fate to »»p
a «w to wl'i'
■artowa—Theae railway aitoaa
are ite oioißif too siatoartoto I "hai,
traeel hereafter aa a torpeto.
Mr. Marr » tot toaJfm
aa 'obsoi. wtth Mrytha
an laaay paopla alt lad. Itottt -to*f
oae Ti<-rtm ta «torh toa—lto to
■e aatot aa
laooeattt' —I «b >a*t aea to*w pMB itoap
ta- stoife ia piare
\Unafn- Aad why ant 7
laaorent -It baa hmtot *
Mawafer—<;f MtoMt tato
laaui •at lad Siaa?