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Wil Soon Contain a Complete Assortment ol
Oil Cloths, &c.
First -ind Second Shipments have arrived
ard balance wiJl follow soon as the Manufac
turers can make the GOOD 3
We have selected the l>est styles and
colorings to be found in the market,
Not a single old style will be found in
Butler, - Penn'a.
DURE DRUGS IT LOW
I FRICEB Is the motto at onr
If yon are sick and Deed m prficin
you want the BEBT. Th»yei#in
always depend upon getting troui ÜB,
as we use nothing bat Btrictly Pure
Drags in oar Prescription Depart
ment. Yoo can get the best of every
thing in the drag line from aa.
Unr store is also headquarters for
PAINTS OILS, VARNISHES
Kalsominei Alabastine k
Get onr prices before yon buy
Paints, and see what wo have to
offer. We can saye you dollars' on
your paint bill.
J, C. REDIOK,
Ami M..i o1 It I 1! It li»n
Hotels and Depots,
W. S. Gregg is now running a line
of carriages between the hotels and
depots of the town.
Charges reasonable. Telephone
No. IT, or leave orders at Hotel
Good Livery in Coooectlon
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
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Rough and Worked lumber
or ALL XlffbM
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath
Always In Stock.
LIME. HAIR AND PLASTEH.
opposite P. <t W. Depot,
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HAVE A SUn MADE TO
ATTEND THE WORLD'S
FAIR. YOU CAN AF
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SEE THE SPLEN
M ATE RIAL,
AND THE MOD
ERATE PRICE AT
WHICH WE MAKE
YOU A SUIT THAT IS
CORRECT TO TIIE LATEST
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Tuke into e uu'dcration that money
eaved iri as good an money earned.
The best wa\ to cav< money is to
l>uv good goods at the rifrht price.
The only reation that, our trario e
increasing constantly in the fact that
we handle only goods of first quslity
and sell tbera at wry low prices.
We have taken i"iusuhl care to
provide everything n<-w isi Ha'H atd
Furtii«hiug Good* for ihit> t-faoon,
and ast we have control of mnnv
especially good articles in both line*
\v» can do you good if you come to
We confidently cay tfiat in justice
to theniH' Iveh nil purchuscrri should
inspect our goodti
COLBERT & DALE,
242 S. Main Htreel,
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Art. Co., will open a Studio and I'hoto l'i»r
lorn opponite the Hotel Ijowry, (-'or, ilitin
and Jefferaon Bt« , I! itl«-r, I 'a Tbi* will
he the hest lighted and equipped Studio
and galleriea in the tl « county. The work
ill lie strictly firat cla.-H and mad< nndnr
new formnlaa liy the artht himnell, who
baa bad 10 yearn practical experience in
larne cities Portraits in Oil, Crayon,
Sepia, I'axtel, Ac In thin line we have
no competition, Our portrait < - are made
by hand in onr own Studio, from ittinjfi
or from photos. Our work ha rcache-l
the highest atandard ol excellence ai.d
in not to he compared with the cheap ma
chine made picture- furnixlicd hy otberr.
Wait for ua; (jet your picture* from u* and
Arid every tiling in
horse and \nifrfry litr
ness, Oollar.s, Whips.
Dusters, Saddles, etc - .
Also trunks and va
Repairing done on
The largest assort
ment of 5-A iTorse
blankets in town will
be found at KcniDer'ti.
in'.ld qr«i. K..f< ,
v.-xkuutL., ciw.4 •!" ?.
IN A BAD FIX.
The Startling Sight Which Met a Don
Vivant'a Gaze Next Morning.
Here is a story which, according to
the New York Sun, was a favorite in
the repertory of a famous Cincinna
"fin one occasion," he was wont to
say, "a friend of mine had been on a
terrific spree which had been occupy
ing his nights right along for two
weeks or more, lie managed somehow
to be on deck during business hours,
but when night came he was down in
the hold and everywhere else. One
morning he awoke heavy-headed, half
dressed and lying crosswise of the bed.
When he had gone to sleep or how he
did not remember. There was the odor
of stale beer and wine and tobacco
smoke in the room, and bottles and
cigar butts were scattered all over.
By a great ei.'.rt he got to his feet, and
for an instant his head felt as if it
would fall off and burst into a million
pieces. He cast his eyes around the
room. As they fell upon tho foot of
the bed they encountered a grim and
grinning monkey sitting on the rail.
There was no known reason why a
monkey should be there, but there it
sat and grinned. He watched it intent
ly as he slipped over toward a table
where lay a loaded revolver. He was
very, very rocky, but he had grip
enough to hold the gun, and with a
sudden movement he had it trained on
the simian. He was a famous shot, but
the monkey never wavered. It simply
sat there winking and grinning. My
friend held the pistol down on it for a
" 'Now.' he said, nervously, 'if yon
are a real monkey, you arc in a bad fix'
—then he hesitated a moment—'but if
you are not,' he went on, 'then I'm in a
"He banged away, and it was ten
days before he was himself again."
DUMB ANIMALS SHED TEARS.
The Touching and I'athetic Way in Which
a Florae Solicits Sympathy.
Many people believe that horses do
not weep, but those who have had
much to do with these faithful crea
tures know that on several occasions
they will shed tears as well as express
sorrow In the most heartbreaking uan
t. jr. In the west, where the hardiness
of the ponies causes the riders to al
most overlook the necessity of provid
ing for their needs, it is quite common,
when the weather is extremely cold, to
to leave an unblanketed pony tied up
for two or three hours when the tem
perature is nearly zero, and while Its
owner is transacting business or got
ting drunk. In this case the suffering
is evidenced by cries which are almost
like sobs, and the unmistakable tears
freeze onto the cheeks like icicles.
When a horse falls in the street and
gets injured the shock generally numbs
its senses so much that it does not
either cry or groan, but under some
conditions an injured horse will solicit
sympathy in the most distinct manner.
I remember a favorite horso of my
own, writes a correspondent of the
New York Telegram, which trod on a
nail long enough to pierce its foot.
The poor thing hobbled up to me on
three legs and cried as nearly like a
child In trouble as anything I can de
scribe. The sight was a very touching
one, as was also the crippled animal's
gratitude when the nail was pulled out
and the wound dressed.
Supcrstlttoift of I' People.
Ifono will take the trouble to go
through the names of most of the
bravest people in history, he will find
that they nearly all suffered from some
superstition or other. Napoleon Bona
parte was simply eaten by supersti
tions, and so was the duke of Marl
borough. Literary men have always
been notoriously superstitious, from
the days of Ur. Johnson, who would go
back half a mile if he remembered that
he had omitted to touch any one of
the lampposts on his daily walk, to
Dean Swift, who would never change
a garment if he found that he had
put it on inside out, and Lord Byron,
who would get uj> and leave a dinner
party instantly if anybody spilt the
salt. Statesmen have not been ex
empt from superstitions either. Lord
Beaconsfield would always take csjx:-
cial care to enter the house with his
right foot foremost when In* was going
to make a big speech. Mr. Parnell had
a strong prejudice against sitting in a
room with three candles. William I'itt
would return home at once, however
important his business, if he met a
cross-eyed man in the street, while Sir
Robert I'eel would always make the
sign against the evil eye with his fin
gers and thumb under similar circum
In India and Africa the charmers
pretend the snakes dance to the music,
but they do not, for they never hear
it. A snake has no external ears, and
perhaps gets evidence of sound only
through his skin, when sound causes
bodies in contact with him to vibrate.
They hear also through the nerves of
the tongue, but do not at all compre
hend sound as we do. But the snake's
eyes aro very much alive to the motions
of the charmer, or to the moving
drumsticks of his confederate, and, be
ing alarmed, he prepares to strike. A
dancing cobra (and no other snakes
dance) is simply a cobra alarmed and
in a posture of attack. He is not danc
ing to the music, but is making ready
to strike tho charmer.
Au KxtratjAicant Monarch.
The sultan of Turkey is said to be
tho most extravagant housekeeper in
the world. According to a recent esti
mate his domestic budget runs thus:
Repairs, new furniture, mats, beds,
etc., 15,000,000 francs; toilet requisites,
including rouge and enamels for the
ladies of the harem, and jewelry,
000,000 francs; extra cxtravigances,
05,000,000 francs; clothes and furniture
for tlie sultan personally, 10,000,000
francs; douceurs and wages, 20,000,000
francs; gold and silver plate, 13,500,000
francs; maintenance of five carriages
and horses, '.J,500,000 francs—a total of
170,000,000 francs, or more than 000,-
Her Ileauty Went with It.
Fred —She isn't tho pretty girl she
nscd to be.
Arthur—ls that so?
Fred—Yes. Her father lost all his
Not Folly Qualified.
Master (to cook) —You needn't say
anything to your mistress, Jane, but
have you a policeman /or a sweetheart?
Cook (indignantly)— Certainly not,
Master —Then you'll have to get one
or else leave. I want ume ono to eat
up tho cold mutton.—The Million.
A lliwvjr Sniulipr.
Wife—My dear, I'll have to go and
see a doctor. I'm afraid 1 have tho to
bacco heart, and it's often fatal.
Husband—Good gracious! You don't
Wife—No; but I live under the samo
roof with you.—N. Y. Weekly.
A Thankless Child.
"Did Mrs. Dudderson cry when her
daughter married old Boobdell?"
"Yes, poor thing. It is tough to
bring up a daughter and then, at tho
age of twenty-one, have 'her cut her
mother out."—Harper's Ba/.ar.
A l)rnlr®Mi» Combination.
Father No, Agnes, I cannot consent
to you marrying that young man. I
understand that suicide is hereditary
iu his family.
Daughter Yes, papa, hut so In ■
largo estate.—Detroit Tribune.
HUTLER, PA.,FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER H, 1803.
A WISE PASHA.
tTtio Was Able to Lire Amicably with
Ismail appears to have been one of
the few men who have succeeded in
living' in amity with a number of wives
tinder the same root. Writing upon the
glamour of the harem and the khedive's
relation toward his spouses, MissClien
nells. in her book, "Recollections of an
Egyptian Princess," says:
'"The great object of European ladies,
either at Constantinople or Cairo, is to
get an introduction to the harem: but
once visited the charm is generally
broken. On fete days the impression
is gorgeous; the magnificent dresses,
the splendid apartments, the flashing
of jewels, the open courts with the
feathery palms, and the sound of fall
ing waters, all produce a delightful ef
lec<_. i.ut ou ordinary visits you were
struck with the entire absence of any
thing to promote amusement or mental
occupation. No books, music, or any
little feminine work lying about. The
windows might look out on a garden,
but there was sure to be a high wall
which shut out all outer life. The
khedive, to do him justice, was anxious
to raise the position of women; he
founded schools for girls, he endeav
ored to promote education in his own
harem, and gave much greater liberty
and means, both of recreation and in
struction, to its inmates than any
sovereign had done before him. Ismail
l'asha had four wives, the full propor
tion allowed by the koran. To the
first and second he was married when
quite young, and to the third after his
accession. These three ladies lived
with him in the same palace. They, of
course, had separate suites of apart
ments, but they lived in perfect amity,
as I had full opportunity of knowing
later. I once said what a wonderful
thing it was for three wives to live to
gether like affectionate sisters, but I
was answered immediately: 'That is
because his highness never shows any
preference for one more than the others;
if one is favored to-day, the others
have their turn to-morrow.' J thought
him a wonderful man to keep the bal
ance so even."
THE NEW OPERATOR.
He Thought the Moon Wan a Headlight
and Ho Reported.
It was a sleepy little Massachusetts
town, but there was a railroad running
through it, and for the accommodation
of a few summer patrons of the line a
station had been built, says the Boston
Herald. The pooh bah of the place
officiated as telegraph operator, station
agent and yardmaster. Through some
misunderstanding with the pompany
one pooh bah had been discharged
and sent upon his way with a troubled
conscience, and a new operator had
been engaged to fill his place. The
new man, while he was a good operator
and understood railroad matters well
enough to take the position, was total
ly unacquainted with the locality in
Which he now found himself. The
tracks from the station stretched away
through a lot of farmland for about a
quarter of a mile, then disappeared in
the center of a dense forost of fir and
spruce. The first night that the new
pooh bah was in charge he had Just
finished taking orders for a train that
would pass the station about 11 o'clock,
and he stepped to tho station door to
glance down the tracks. Far down at
t edge of the woods that loomed up
black against the lighter gray sky of
the summer night he saw a bright
l : ght, and, thinking it must be some
special train that he did not know
about, he turned the lever of the sem
aphore and again stepped inside the of
fice. Just as he did so the superin
tendent of the next station, who had
been out driving v.ith his wife, en
tered the main office door to inquire if
all was well and how the new man was
getting along. The operator spoke of
the special train that was coming up
the tracks, and the "super" looked
puzzled and wont to the door.
"What special train do you mean?"
he asked. "I see none."
"Why, there it is, down by the black
woods; don't you see the headlight?"
replied the operator.
"Headlight be hanged!" growled
the official. "'lTiat's the moon rising
through the woods at tho end of the
On a property where the rabbit
shooting was strictly preserved upon
the southern coast of England, says u
London correspondent, a boy was once
caught with two dead rabbits in his
possession and nothing that would ac
count for their decease. A search of
his pockets revealed nothing hut two
large crabs of small dimensions, tho
end of a candle and a box of matches.
Under promise of release, the urchin
was persuaded to disclose his method
First he selected a likely burrow, arid
then he stripped oft his clothes, put
ting his coat over one hole, his trouuers
over another and his shirt over a third.
He lit the candle end, dropped a little
of the grease upon a crab's back, and
stuck the lighted candle thereon, and
then put the crab at an unoccupied
opening. Straightway the frightened
torchboarer lied sideways Into the
darkness, and explored tho Innermost
depths, while the boy, expectant as
a terrier, awaited events outside. Pres
ently a rabbit bolted into the coat, and
buy, rabbit aud coat rolled over togeth
er, the boy rising from the fray with
the rabbit in his clutches. What hap
pened to the crab, tho history did not
Hutching Fifth fmlrr IlrtiH.
Chinese fishermen collect with care
from the margin and surface of water
all those gelatinous masses which con
tain the spawn of fish, and after they
have found a nullieiunt qnantity they
fill with it tho shell of a fresh hen's
egg which they have previously emp
tied, stop up the hoi* and put it under
a setting fowl. At tho expiration of a
certain number of days they break tho
shell in water warmed by tho sun. The
young fry are presently hatched and
are kept in pure, fresh water till they
arc large enough to be thrown into tha
Horror a of War.
Mrs. I)e Fashion —The papers aro
again hinting of a war in Europe.
Mrs. I)e Style—That would bo
Mrs. l)o Fashion —Perfectly dread
full Wft'd have to stay at homo this
summer.—N. Y. Weekly.
A l.rftioii In Filial Hmpcrt.
"What is your middle name?"
"Sir, no man who respects the mem
ory of his parents should ever roveal
his middle name, for in it Is always re
vealed the incipient Insanity of those
who bestowed tho name upon their
innocent offspring." —Chicago Rocord.
Fnk'ntl Krflrrtlon on Ml« Itlrnkln*.
Hi vers—That Mlbs Blenkins, over
there, was born with a silver spoon in
ISanks (critically Inspecting Miss
Blenkins)—lt must have been a mighty
wide one. —Chicago Tribune.
Good Minister —I observe with pleas
ure that your family liible Is not
covered with dust.
Little Girl —It's always nice and
clean now, ever since the piano stool
A Cool Proposition.
She —I want twenty-five dollars to
buy a.lapanesc fan.
Ho—Oh, get one of those five-cent
ones. It is easier to raise the wind at
that price.— Texas Hi/tings.
How to Make the Turk Industry Iloth
Pleasant and Proflr&ble.
The first item to be considered in
raising hogs for profit is good breeding
stock. Carefully select your sows,
which should be of medium size, deep
and well sprung body, heavy hains and
shoulders, legs of medium length with
a medium but not coarse bone, and the
other parts as good as you can possibly
get them. Then use only thoroughbred
boars who have as near as possible all
the good qualities that your sows
may lack. You now have the founda
tion laid for a good crop of easily fatted
At farrowing time watch your sows
and prevent as far as possible the loss
of any pig* at that critical moment
Feed the sow very lightly for the first
day or two after farrowing; then feed
abundantly of good milk-producing
foods such as middlings, oats, milk and
a little corn. If in summer let the sow
have all the grass she wants. If winter,
some roots should be fed, such as arti
chokes, potatoes or beets.
As soon as the pigs begin to eat
feed them some soaked oats, corn or
wheat, and by all means keep them
growing, always remembering that the
pig as well as any other animal makes
its growth out of what it gets to eat.
The pigs should kave all the grass
they want to eat; clover or blue grass
the beat, also a little grain should be is
fed from the time they begin to eat
until you wish to finish them off for
market; then corn is your be .t and
cheapest fattener. Feed liberally, reg- ]
ularly all they will eat up clean and,
when they arc thoroughly fat, selL 1
Keeping a hog after it is thoroughly
fat is nearly always keeping at a loss to ,
Never try to raise more hogs than ;
you can raise right. Do not rely too i
much on the breed; remember that the
blood only gives you the frame and good
feeding qualities in the pig. You must
make the hog.—Jacob W. Smith, in j
Farm, Field and Fireside.
Almost Indispensable for I'ropcr Topping
of a Stack.
When hay or fodder is stacked out of
doors the pitching up of the last two
loads is attended with extremely heavy
straining work by the man on the load.
From this cause stacks are too often
topped out and called finished before
they are high enough to properly shed
rain. The accompanying engraving
from a sketch by L. D. Snook shows a
temporary platform which will aid in
overcoming these difficulties. When
the stack has reached the height to
which a man can conveniently pitch
from the bottom of the load, two
smooth poles are laid parallel crosswise
across the top of stack, one end left
A IIAYSTACK PLATFORM.
projecting about three and a half feet.
Half a load of hay is thrown upon tho
inner end of rails, and a few lioards
nailed on the projecting ends. To give
greater.strength props from the ground
are nailed to the outer edge. The hay
is then pitched upon the platform, and
thence to the stack. When finished
the boards are removed, and the poles
either left In position or pulled out of
BLOATING IN CATTLE.
Soma Simple Meant* of Alio via t lug; the
When detected in the beginning, give
every half hour half an ouuee of aqua
ammonia in a quart of cold water.
When bloating has lasted over twelve
hours, a different kind of gas is gen
erated, and different remedies must bo
used, such as two drachms of chlori
nated lime dissolved in a pint of cold
water and repeated every hour. After
a severe attack of bloating, always give
a laxative dose of medicine, such as a
pound and a half of Epsom salts dis
solved in a quart of hot water, and to
which solution add a pint of molasses
and an ounce of ground ginger.
In urgent cases when medicine can
not soon be bad, plunge a trocar Into
the left flank inward, downward and
forward, in the direction of the right
elbow, inserting it midway between the
last rib and the hipbone, and about
eight inches from the Isines of the
loin. When away out in the field and
no trocar is obtalnabble, a long-Mailed
penknife may be used, putting it In to
the handle, and holding It in thin po
sition so long as gas escapes. Hat the
knife is not a safe instrument as par- J
tides of food are apt to pass into the
abdominal cavity, where it may cause
fatal inflammation.—Prairie Farmer.
shed* for Nheep.
A sheep shed should have not less
than ten square feet of room for each
sheep, and for tlio larger Downs and
Cotswolds fifteen square feet is not too
much. They can lie kept In less space
than this, because they have been, but
they had a chance to run out of doors j
every day and often at night, and the !
shed was open on ono side, but we j
doubt whether there would have been '
moro profit in a less number or a larger
shed,because there would have been less j
sickness among them. lleside this ;
space should be pens into which the j
ewes could be put when about to drop
their lambs, and a yard to which only
the lambs can have access, where thoy
can get extra feed.
All the Accessories.
At a restaurant a customer who bad
ordered a cauliflower an g rat in found
in the middle of it a largo tin tack.
I'alling a waitress he inquired: "Is this
a part of the cauliflower?"
"No," she replied, "it's part of tl>e
"I have a remarkably economical
"Makes her own bonnets and gowns,
"No," dejectedly; "she makes my
ftliirta, cuffs and collars, though." -Chi
I N ra MOB.
New York Girl You understand
French, do you not?
Vassar Olrl —Yes; but I don't under
stand why the French don't understand
their own language!— Once a Week.
Th»y Didn't, Inderd.
A couple of tramps had sat dowrt.
under a tree by the roadside to rest.
"Wasn't you ia the war?" asked Wil
"1 were," responded Turnpike Walk
" 'X' why don't you pit a pension?"
"I tried to. but it wouMn't pet. some
"They said I was capable of manual
"Did they, indeed?"
"They did, Willie," sighed Turnpike,
Willie brushed a tear from his
"My boy." he murmured, "they didn't
know you; they didn't know you."—
Detroit Free I'ress.
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Miss Pinkerly (at the world's fair / -
Ah. Mr. Tuttcr, this is a delightful
pleasure! llow long do you expect tc
remain in Chicago?
YoungTulter- I am making prepara
tions to leave to-morrow.
Miss I'inkerly—How unfortunat '. I
expect to bo here three weeks before
going back. I was in hope; that 1
might see something of you while here
and possibly that wte might go on tc
New York together.
Young Tupper (sadly)— From present
indications, Miss Clara, we shall prob
ably both arrive there about the same
"Talking about the utilization ol
force," said Hunting, "I saw something
last summer which beats anything 1
ever heard of before."
"What was it?" asked I.arkin.
"You know how a cow works hei
jaws in chewing her cud?"
"Well, an old farmer had an arrange
ment fixed to his cows so that the cud
chewing motion was made to churn the
cow's butter."'—Urooklyn Life.
Generally tlie Cas*.
HP went to bed at nine o'clock.
Was upagain at five;
lie 'worked from dawn till dewy eve,
Quite more dead than alive.
And so he piled the dollars up,
To leave them to his Hon,
And the boy he blow In every red
And had a lot of fun.
—Smith, Gray & Co.'a Monthly
Sure to Bn a Oi>.
Modern Composer—l've got a new
ft age song that's bound to make a hit.
Manager—Any sense in it?
"None at all."
"Any fun in it?"
"Not a bit."
"Any music in it?"
"Not a note."
"Whoop! We'll take the town " —N
fp to l>ate.
There was an aroma of burnt milk
in a stately residence on Manhattan
"Didn't 1 tell you to look out when
the milk boiled," exclaimed Mrs. Port
"I did look out, mum. It boiled over
at a quarter past noine," replied tlio
menial, Bridget Doolihan.—Texaf
"Our tayelicr says that Ivery man
should thry to get to the top," said lit
tle Micky Dolan.
"Thrue for the taychcr," responded
Mickey's father, "onless yez happen to
be starting to dig a well."—'Washing
il« Hail III* Kenton.
"I should like to know why you
leave my house so suddenly?" asked
Mrs. Dooscnborry, the boarding-house
keeper. "I presume you have ground;/.'"
"Yes, madam," replied the boarder,
bitterly, "1 have grounds coffee
grounds."—Texas Si flings.
An i:x< r]i(l»i>.
She—For my part, I like to strive for
a thing and win it, and not have it drop
in my lap. Don't you agreo with ine,
He— Ye-es —unless it Is the girl that
I am courting.—Judge.
About tlir of It.
She —That dress she had on at the
bull last night ruined a hundred dollar
He—l thought it must have been cut
out of something about that size.—
Disliked to Take < Imix-r«.
"Tommy," said an anxious mother
to her boy, "your undo will be hero
to dinner to-day, and you must have
your face washed."
"Yes, ma, but s'posen he don't come.
What then?" Boston Globe.
Mrs. Tompkins—What would you
think of mo if I dined at a club every
Tompkins I should wonder how you
managed to endure the intermediate
meals at home. Truth.
"Her Name la Lflfloa."
She's iho prettiest maiden
That ever was born.
Her lips aro a rose
And—her tongue l« Its thorn.
.\ I In out.
First Actor (in a tragic whisper)—
Are we quite alone?
Second Actor (glunclug grimly at
tho small audieuce) —Almost.—N. Y.
Where Kalamazoo Has the llttlge.
A Kalamazoo man who had norer
been out of Michigan went to tho
world's fair, and there ho met a De
troit man whom he knew.
"Chicago is a wonderful city," ;>ald
tho Dotroiter ai they walked along
State street in the ••veiling
"Yes," assented tho Kalumazocdu, us
If he did not want to bo rustically en
"In some respects tho most wonder
ful In tho world," went on tlio Do
"Still, we have one thing In Kahuna*
zoo," said the cautious visitor, "tluit
they don't have In < hieago."
"And what is that?" inquired tho Do
troiter in astonishiui yt
"Fewer people," and the Detroltcr
was really pleased by the Kalamazoo
lu's round about way of paying a com
pliment.—-Detroit Free Press. ,
Susie (In stock yard) Oh, Johnnie,
look at that' big cow a-sleepln' over
Johnule (with a show of superior
knowledge) Now, you bo careful,
Susie; he's not sleeping, lie's only bull
"So your wife is golug to-sue you for
"How did you know It?"
"I read in this morning's paper that
she intended to go on the stage."—
PtU'.lc. v I
\ »»!•• 2 .»m F* »«-«I d to Tr.:r«
i;< er t.oads
It is 101 l • , r.v • • refer al . " to
the trav • .s.i - .vayfar a- aa>'t > .aj
fort a , I fa i'lt • w-.i.-h a • " af
fords hit", in the pr.-y:\ s of hi . r re!,
nor ne>J I more than sujrjycst the tided
comfort of th • wherfman and the dis
destrian v.:- the fre,!i, j.air of
the coutK.-,- i:; tii '.r trips for hen' 11 and
The one pr.> ;iu ite: -enti.ti to tho
attainment of :'o. . • 'or. '. i. «lc 1
of every ot': r rof T»a of stmi'.a.' nag
nitnde in t':l. c nn* y, is a:? . '-in.
A fav ;a:: : ] :ii D Bfe) 'M be
dovelop • 1 and dir. • 1 i:. th ..unel
which tends t ) the m >3t • rt.i'i: and
lasting success T> :t large degree, 1
am glad to ly, la' , ediKa.Lioa.l v.ork
has been acc mptishe.l. Publia ?:enti
mentl.avi' 1 an ! i fav rof
the impr v ::;a .it, th-* «•••;' requir.-m-At
is a well . 1 pb.n l > 'ar.-y it out.
Personally. I : a not yet pr - - ;re;i to
say that I should favor the levy of a
state tax to acc .at»li ii this v. >r!, in
whole or ia part. Thus benefits would pri
marily be local, t . u'.-'h. a 1 have said,
the general public would in s ie tueas
nrc share th. :u.
My own thought is that a non
partisan, ton - ;a'aricd cm .: 1 a
should be appointed by the ■ rnor.
from ::in< ■ men of uudia. . , ex
perience in this matter, and taut such
a comt.ii- • i n sle-uld l e ciiargcd with
the work of -olving the road problem
and deciding what plan of work and
what amendment of the r a I law are
most likely to result in an cxtende 1 im
prove:;. •: I of our country road . with
out an undue burden upon the people
and with the greatest promise <>f per
manent good to the commonwealth at
large. Much would, of cours-\ depend
upon ihe selection of the cotnmi . 'on
ers; I u . if the places were without
aries, t'a • profc -ional spoasman would
not so', them, and those citizens who
earnestly favor the reform would natur
ally be p.-eferred for the app intment.
A comirii ion thus organised, and
clothed with authority to carefully ex
amine the subject and the condition:;
presented by different sections of the
state, might well include iu its report
such a comprehensive di; estion and
treatment of the subject that mast of
-a : a,...
A SECTION «'!■■ CniCAOo'i FA MOT'S I.AKK
the conflicting the. .rics and plans now
advanced would bedis p-ll< <1 or harmon
ized, and such deductions ira«le ns
would leave the M'.bjec* In shape to be
intelligently considi red and the proper
remedy wrought out.
We wa '. 1 roads. We must have
such roads, a.el th • sooner the subject
is pract .-ally consider. .1 by i 'unpetent
nyn, the iu .• will the reform move
ment bear substantial fruit.—The Late
Col. Elliott I'. Shepard, in flood Roads.
Widt- \V:tson Tirrn Needed.
It is only a question of time when
broad wagon tires will bo scan on ail
our wagons employed for hauling mer
chandise and freight, the same as may
be seen in all th" capitals of Europe.
The Ontario department of agriculture
lias sent out a valuable special report,
or bulletin, setting forth the treatment
necessary to make, as well as to main
tain, good roads. The report says the
repairing of roads once a year (tho
usual plan) is wrong in principle, as al
most always it is done in the spring,
the good effects di appearing before
the time f. r fall and winter travel sets
in. The report strop? ly commends tho
movement in favor of wide tires for
draft vehicle:- It says it has been
proved by repeated experiments that
wheels with tires two and one-half
inches wide cause double the wear
of wheels which have four and ma
half inch tires. The wide tire has a
tendency to roll the roadbed and keep
it smooth at the same time, while the
narrow one cuts it up and requires
more hauling force for the same weight
of load, b, ides spoiling the thorough
fare. M .t of the Europcau countries
have law . regulating this mutter.
<;lv«v<4 Credit to Wliecliiim.
The California League of American
Wheelmen recently indorsed tho
state roads convention movement and
elected delegates. The >implo truth is
that the road agitation, which first
stirred up the cast some tlweo yearn
ago, ami still continues with increas
ing force and vigor, was Inaugurated
by the wheelmen. Ho much has been
done iu the last three yearn In mnny
states in the improvement of roads and
the introduction of improved and
economic methods of road construction
and maintenance, that if the bicycle
had done nothing else for humanity it
i* to its credit that In creating tho
good-road movement it has won the
commendation of mankind. Sacra
mento Record- Union.
V <irowing N«•«•«•**lty.
New England, New Jersey and New
York are making great advanta . iu new
roads. Every day th" necessity for good
roads is growing in every state. .Noth
ing promotes the prosperity of a coun
try like good roads. The greatest men
the world has ever seen, Jullu ."iV-ar
and Napoleon llonuparte, were « ii"i—
getic road builders. Lot tin' little
Ciesars ami llonapnrtes of state legisla
tures see that laws are enacted to give
the people good roads.
Tlir l.uily unit the l>rti£i;lst.
Old Lady (to druggist)- I v.antabox
of canine pills.
Druggist What is the matter with
old Lady (Indignantly) 1 want you
to know, sir, thut my husband i'< a
Druggist puts up some quinine pills
In profound silence.—Boston Home
Tommy The fish go in schools, don't
Mamma Ve-i, Tommy <1 m
Tommy I wish you would buy me a
bathing suit, mamma, ami nil me to
One Of their schools. Harper's Young
I tlru Ilu*ttr«l«»un.
"Stippow 3'uti l<*t me write y»ti u
policy on your new building'.'"
"Why, my detir *lr, that structure Is
"I'm glad you told m< My company
wouldn't care to touch It, in thut ca c
••I .HI- Will I Iml tlir Hmjs"
Will Oettlicrc Mil s Howe, you know
the langungcnf (lowers;do you lind :ny
hjdilen meaning In this simple little
Annie llowe A clover leaf bet in.
s?e- One, he loves me; two. he he, i u.
not; three, he brra mt' Oh. Will. tlii-<
Is *o sudden! l'uok
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I • • ." £■;- 3"W»
iV - hi<
WALKS ANL> DRIVEWAYS.
TVhv I s' r.isUl '.:'.tsyj Br liept la
•■ ■' ' • • '-' t .
ly :•• aen ■ «»n th • f'irra can bo
it.' .1 : "'*v r to neglect,
<t . i«•• ,■ a vlvil impression of an
"ab ra," and thus depreciat
ing - at •• alne of the place,
than neglected weedy walks and
<A '.r.-,t irapr . i> 1, too, is
■ r. ' • '. " 5 vs- ion. It is not
:. ! «r « re's dirty clothes iu
- . i •• i > lot the first thing'
whi. h tho i r mo be weeds and
r.cplect. A day's work, or s small out
' in .: tiii? the walks and
• vi s i r r,: often does won
ders in improving the appearance and
t '■( a pi.: e. Wail;., and drives are
b aac of the i :•«.» t" > I, either as an
" to■ M_—. . j
< \\ : \rar.K
tA " ''-'v - ''%»
k ' ; v^ :
CROSS r»o.\ Or WALK
owner or a tenant, would pay attention
The ii i'. Ural tee : .uy always is to
put off t'-se work on the unproductive
iva< • and wslks ju.-.t as long as other
is pre . 1 sometimes long
er. (.imply because there are no actual
cash returns visible. For this reason I
would have as few walks and drive
w:r a eov i: tent v. ith convenience or
; V ks on t':e lawn and
. ra, for in Lance, can
'be ispensed with. Eight
i U;er •v. e v.: "a t » avoid formality and
t'ma ;of outline. If there is any
ti:" more pie ant t > wu": upon, os-
V ■ '• ••■• -i everything else i;t-i.lier
du-.l i:• : !, than a rich, elosc-c.it,
velvety lawn, 1 have yet to lind it. lierj
a: V.". • tvnl , we do not "keep off the
," but rather make it our piay
i iid, with every foot of it us da . a
v. :, ilc when it tluis pierces cur fancy.
The childtcn revel on the preen sward
like lambs in a pasture lot. There is
no harm done to the grass either. It
grows and grows, and needs cutting ns
if no foot were ever set upon it In
fact, it is the great charm of tlio
Horau walks arc unavoidable, but tlicy
are for busin . rather than for pleas
ure. The direct lines Between road
and h '-.ise, between house and harn or
between any of tho farm buili'i: -,-s are
traveled over to such an extent that
paths would soon 1- worn into tho best
lawn, to the disfigurement of tho whole
place. Formal walks are absolutely
needed to connect these points. How
t<' connect them is tho question. Every
b n!y, of course, must 1 e guided by the
materials available for the purpose.
Sifted coal ashes or coal dust, tine
gravel or slate, sand, etc., all can be
used to advantage for walk making;
but it takes a great quantity of mate
rial to make a .pood walk, first of
all, lay out the walk in a graceful
curve from n-ud to house, with :v few
sh: lib, or trees giving an excuse or ap
parent iva.on for the curve. The soil,
if on a lawn already established, is to
be removed and the depression filled
out with tho material on hand. Fine
wind and sifted coal ashes or coal dust
make a walk quite comfortab'e to walk
upon, but coarser materials, especially
coarse gravel, afford le? . pleasure; a
plank walk will be preferable. At
Woodbanks we have arain.-od our
walk as shown in illustration. It
is a sample, cheap and generally sat
isfactory way, and when kept in good
order adds much to the attractiveness
of the place. The soil is a clayey
loain. What wo need is a clean, dry
walk. Sand, gravel and similar mate
rials were not easily aeee ib!e. The
ph i:Us are il-inch, 10 inch" s wide, and
as cheap as they could bo had. Knots
;uid other iir.perfe •! :• ins do lit.' • harm,
as they can be filled out wi i soil.
They are cu". to fit, and imbi .ided to
gether ir the soil as shown by theeross
section at tho lower left-hand " rner of
illustration. They require no cross
piece to re t upon, no nailing, and the
walk Is not only good I > v. alic on, but
abo (food to looU on. Tho I ::t both
side . of course, must lie 1. pi free If. iu
weeds. This is easily done by an occa
sional scraping over with the hoe or
spade; po- sibly the object may be ac
complished by a heavy dressing of
cheap, coarse salt. It takes but little
time and labor to keep this walk in
Neither is much fuss made over tho
drive on the lawn In spring we plow
it quite shallow, throwing the furrows
toward the center. Then we go over
twice with a harrow. This leave, the
drive in excellent shape, well rounded
and smooth. Weeds, of conrs •, • >on
sprintf up ii .ain, but we promptly dc
.itr. y titer i with our hom< made \>ee<l
cutter, i aeisting of a shurp ...•'•I blade
fasti ned t>» uu old-fa hioneil thill < alti
vator frame This cuts an inch or two
below ground, loos'-ulng tin' surface
anil kill tig all weed growth.
fs'i locti-d v. all and drives, you may
be mire, tiro an cv re t > both owner
and visitor Well- •pt one are more
than: bistc-y i'l y are ns n ".*ssary
for 11 a -I anl t' rcpnu ion of the
•pla e and nivnrrs are well-cultivated
orehaiv. and liclds: «d l:» th . way they
p. v 'l' (irelncr, in Country (Jcntle
'i nr. water ve may bo purified by
r, yiii,' :i • .h lira wash (whitewash)
on 1 Jetting it dry befow using ngain.
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vi } /i y 4 )/,
A V I' VJ
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She W ill you give uie a kiss. Tom
Toinun Not much! The in :t thing
you would be nirig me for I.reach of
promise, I suppose. Judge
>fnrri.lN<>l u Jnllurr.
"Mrs. Me Trop s<-"ini very hnpplly
"She is. And do you know the rea
"Whin ,\ ung IJo'Jropwas courting
her a I they wi re going out i-he nl
. ways kept him welting ju..t as long as
hhe coul«l ! nco they are married ho
makes It a point always to be ready at
the minute.Cliicugo Hccord.