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A Stock superior to anything we have previously shown, and at prices that will
n terest shrewd buyers.
Nothing prettier for yonr Parlor than oue of these Chair-. A line
assortment to select from
Exclusive Styles in these goods, and the price* will plea.se you.
In Bras?, Dresden Chios and Glass. Orn• of these will improve
the appeal slice <;f an; Parlor.
In all the fine wares, such as Royal Worcester. Tepleta, Doleton
Koyal Dresden, Royal Bonn, Ac., <tc.
Plain White China.
Nothing more b -nutiful for a Present than a pit ce of this ware,
Decorated Dinner Sets.
Many New Patterns and a] large assortment at Popular Prices!
Bj •ass and Iron Beds.
When you want to improve the appearance of yonr Bed-room buy
one of these Beds.
BED ROOM SUITS, BOOK CASES, CURTAIN POLES,
PARLOR SUITS. WINDOW SHADES.
BIDE BOARDS, CI KTAIXS, STOVES AND TINWARE.
Butler, - Penna.
Our New Fall Stock of Footwear.
Opening this Week
LADIES FINE SHOES.
A more varied assortment of Stylish Footwear can't be found. "Low
08t Prices" OD bent qualities and newest styles the rule. Nothing
shoddy, but stylish, well made shoes, from lowest prices to highest
Ladies Fine Shoes, Stylish, Nicely Made, Perfect Styles.
We Dever adverti-e or offer a line of shoes that h not ju-t as repre
sen ted We have selected tha Iwst line for the money you ever saw in
Ladies fine button shoes at sl, 1.25, 1.50 and 2
Hand turns, Goodyear welts, at $2.50 tos3.
Ia Piccodilla, Tuxedo, Opera and Common Sense bluchers and hut. to
Of Ladies Heavy HI iocs We Are
The leaders of them all at 85 cents, sl, 1.25 and 1.50.
Bals and button in veal calf, kip, oil graia and glovo grain. They are
wearers and no wet feet.
Have you Boys and Girls? Don't fail to get them a pair of Hus' Uon's
heavy school shoes and keep their feet dry. Stop doctors bills. W have
high cut shoes, tup soles, wear resisters, boots for the boys all at the lowest
prices. Girls shoes at 75 cents, sl, and 1 25, boys and youths at sl, 125
MEN'S HEAVY BOOTS AND SHOES, shoes at 75 cents, $1 and
ISS; bjots $1.50, 2, 2.50 and 3. Keep low instep boots and can fit any
foot. Box toe boots and shoes.
Mens, boys and youths fine shoes in endless variety, all styles, l'icco
dilla, Opera, Globe, ect. at sl, 1.25, 1.50, 2in mens; boys at sl, 1 25, 1 50,
Old ladies soft, easy shoes, wide low heels, warm shoes and slippers
these are no ancient styles but the newest and l est styles.
One lot ladies fine shoes were $2 now $1.50; one lot were $3.50 now
$2.50; one lDt was $2.75 now $2, these are broken sizes, and several other
lines in mens and boys at greatly reduced prices. Oxfords and slippers er
duced. Our house full ol bargains.
Come and get them.
B. C. HUSELTON.
No. 102 North Main Street. - Butler. Pa.
! ' ml Carries the Finest and
I" ' BcM of Footwear Tor
u Ladies and Gentlemen.
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Gft our pricrs before von buy
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XX \J 1 Lti l'h<- head .1 the
J Weriz-llardm an
Art Co., will open a Studio and Photo Par
lors opposite the Hotel Lowry, Cor, Main
and JrtrersoD S: Uuller, l'a. This will
be the I.est mid equipped Studio
aud gullerie.-, in the the e. unty. The work
will he strictly first cla— at.d tnade under
new fortnula.i by the artist himtiflf, who
has had 15 year* practical experience in
larjje cities. Portraits iu Oil, Crayon,
Sepia, Pastel, Ac. lu this lin we have
no competition, Our portraits are made
by hand in our own Studio, from sittiii(zs
or front photos. Our work has reached
the highest standard of excellence at.d
is not to he compared with the cheap ma
chine made pictures furnished hy others.
Wait for uis get your piitun - from u» and
And everything in
horse and buggy fur
nishing goods-H a r -
ness, Collars, AV hips.
Dusters, Saddles, etc*.
Also trunks and va
Repairing done on
The largest assort
ment of 5-.A. Horse
blankets in town will
be I'ou.rid at Keraoer's.
We muat have more room find we
want to reduce our wall paper Block.
We will sell you paper now
chea»cr tban we can afford to si ll it
Our object ie to reduce stock and
we will give you wholesale prices on
If you will evtr need wall paper,
buy it now.
NEW AND LATE PATTERNS
J. H. Douglass',
.'541 S. Main St., N«ar. I' O.
J. H. FAUHKL, Prop'r.
This house has been thorough
ly renovated, remodeled, and re
fitted with new furniture and
carpets; has electric bells and all
other modern conveniences for
guests, and is as convenient, and
desirable a home for strain;* ;.s
can be found in IJutler, Pa.
Elegant sample room for use of
[The autocr3i>h-scrlbblins ialot has appeared
at the world's fair.— Dally Paper.]
He was a lad ambitious, and he panted much
He wished the world to echo with his rather
homely name —
Uriah Scaggs the name was, but that mattered
not a jot;
He left it here, ho left it there, on many a fa
He wrote it- with a Sourish on the massive
white house door;
He traced it on the carpet on the red and blue
He scratched it on the windows of the house,
and senate too:
He'd painted it on rocks from Maine as far
south as Peru.
He'd etched his monogram upon that Campan
At Venice; and another ono on Pisa's tower
And when he si ..: behind the prince at some
great racing track,
With chalk he traced his name upon that au
gust person's back.
He carved it on the pyramids; he plastered
Rome with it;
He tried it on Alfonso's throne, but was com
pelled to flit
Before he'd penned the second G, which filled
him with despair,
Until he reached Chicago and began upon the
And now we are Informed that Scuggs is fully
In autographing everything that's mentioned in
He's scribDling up the statues and the peristyle
With his most wonderfully bold, strong chirog
'Tis hoped the fair commission will get hold of
» -Mr. S.
And clap him in a dungeon cell and keep him
! Until, with ink indelible and sharply pointed
They've tat'.oeci Scaggs from top to toe with
his own cognomen.
—John Kendrick Bangs, in Harper's Weekly.
«,.• •_ (Copyright, 1893.)
mGfl S7F y° u know
I w^ere to l°°k
|1 for him you
can still find
f > n ancient New
York a very old
man who con
tinues to tnend and make hand-looms.
And you can find, too, in a retired
j nook where the iron hoof of progress
| has stamped all around it, hut not yet
I upon it, one of the old-time cottages.
At the door is a tiny porch with a
i bench seat against its railings on each
| side, and two wooden steps lead down
to the sidewalk.
In the small porch I found seated, one
afternoon when the shade lay on that
side of the street, a little man. His ap
pearance was in exquisite harmony
with the qaint, old-fashioned home.
His hair was white and his face had as
many wrinkles as you will see lines in
a piece of Chinese crackle ware, but his
skin had a healthy, ruddy tint, his eyes
sparkled with vivacity and the spright
ly way in which he moved and gesticu
lated with his pipe—a quaint old bowl
of red Powhatan clay on a reed stem—
showed there was a great deal of life
in him yet, whatever ii ight be his age.
I easily found a pretext for making his
acquaintance, and one day he told me
"Strolling for the air one evening
after supper, I chanced by Ellen Me-
Ilvaine's gate and she leaning over it.
•Good evening, Mr. Deering.' says she
to me, and I bade her 'Good evening,
ili-vi Mcllvaine,' and, as was only po
lite for ine to do, stopped to chat a lit
tle. 1 never took much to Ellen, though
she was a pretty girl and always friend
ly with me. She had a smarter tongue
than I liked and I had it in my mind
she was a bit of a mischief-maker at
" 'Why,' says she, 'you ought to be go
ing the other way.'
" 'For why to the west more than the
east?' says I.
"'To look after Mary Ilalsey, your
girl. You were not to see her last
" Mary is old enough to look after
HE AfiKEI) HIS WAY.
herself,' says I, 'but how do you come
to know I wasn't with her last night?'
" 'Oh! If you were she wouldn't
have been where I saw her.'
" 'And where was that?' I asked, as
careless-like as I could.
" 'Taking an evening stroll with a
(smart-looking British naval officer.'
" 'lt was somebody else you saw, and
not Mary. She doesn' know any Brit
" 'lt's little I'm acquainted with who
she knows—or maybe 3'ou either, for
that matter —' she answered me, with
an ugly little laugh, 'but I can rely on
my own eyes.'
" 'I guess I'll go west,' says 1, and I
turned around and went my way, bid
ding her a short good evening and hear
ing her laugh over the quick start she
gave me. I don't suppose I was more
jealous than another, but I'm free to
say 1 didn't like it.
"There was peace with the old coun
try tl <-n and ICrit'«h ships used to come
into the lmrbor every little while, send
ing their officers ashore to strut around
as if they owned the earth but civil
enough as a general thing. And just
then a sloop of war, the 'Avenger,' was
lying off the Battery. That much I
knew and it would not be strange if
some of her gold-laced idlers had wan
dered up to Greenwich village, which
was a pretty enough place then, not at
all what you see it now. But that one
of them should foregather with my
Mary I thought queer, and I went
straight to see about it, hoping it
wasn't so, but far from easy in my
mind But it was true. When I asked
Mary she tossed her head at first and
was as independent as you please; as
good as told me it was none of my
" 'Well,' says I, 'if you think it isn't
I'll never try to make it so but the
once,' and I got up to take my leave.
That startled her a bit, for she saw I
was serious and in her heart she
thought as much of me as I did of her,
and, forbye, she knew she was wrong,
so, womanlike, she commenced to cry.
But that didn't fetch me then. Says I,
with my hand on the door latch:
'(jive me your Brithiser's address and
I'll send him word to come ami dry
"'Oh! Joe,' she snuffled, 'you're
wicked to talk 50. He isn't my Brit
isher. He's nothing to me and you
ought to have sense enough to know it.
lie met me on the street aud asked his
way and, he being a strauger, what
Qould I dv but set him right? U'CU
1U T TLER. Jr*A., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1893.
ne askea me some otner question aoout
the village and I answered him, and
before I knew it we pot to talking as
we walked alonjr, his way happening
to be tfte same as mine; but I'm sure he
didn't mean any harm and I know I
didn't- He was a real civil, well
spoken young man.'
" 'I suppose there wasn't a man in
sight he could ask, so he must need
seek his information fron you,' says I,
for I felt ugly, and her praising him
didn't mend matters.
" 'He—he —said —he—preferred to ask
me.' she stammered.
•' 'Deeause you were such a pretty
girL He mentioned that, didn't he?'
" 'I think—lie—said something of the
'•The art of the chap and her inno
cence made me mad, so that I snorted
in i-.j" wrath and broke out: 'A fine
g-omus I am. to put my faith in a girl
that lets herself be soft sawdered by the
first thing with brass buttons that
" 'Don't be angry with me, Joe,' she
pleaded. '1 didn't mean any harm; in
deed I didn't, and I won't ever do it
again. As true as you live, Joe, 1 won't
I won't even see him when he comes
" 'Ohol' says I, 'he's coming again, is
" 'lie —he —said he would, but I didn't
tell him he might. He said he would
come Thursday evening and take me to
a grand concert in the city; but I didn't
say I would go. Indeed I didn't. And
I wouldn't, Joe, even if I knew you
could never hear of it.'
"Well, we made up and before we
parted she told me everything. The
leUow said he was Lord Fitz-Eustace
Blakely and that he was a lieutenant
on the Avenger, but with all the ad
vantages of the high society he moved
in at home, and even at the royal court,
he had never seen a girl so lovely as my
Mary. Of course, you know, a young
girl likes to hear that kind of stuff,
even if her sense tells her afterward it
isn't true, so he just charmed her into
listening to him. And nothing must do
him but he must have the honor of es
corting her to the grand concert, to
show his brother officers, who would
all be there, how fair a flower grew on
American soil. I said to myself as I
walked home late that evening: 'lf
you go to that concert yourself, my
fascinating lieutenant, it will be be
cause I fail of throwing my shuttle
across your web as I mean to.' And
the next day 1 had a talk with three
other young fellows, friends of mine,
and we mai'j it up between us to give
the lieutenant a reception if he came
again after Mary, such as he would not
be likely to forget the longest day of
"Sure enough, he came; rigged out in
•such style you might think it was his
wedding he was goinff to and golf, lace
enough on him to make the world's
eyes ache if he walked in the sun. But
we were not blinded by the glory of
him, for he didn't come until after
dark. A fine carriage brought him and
he left it a bit of a ways off. I met
him where he had thought to meet
Mary, and civilly bidding him 'good
evening' asked if he hadn't lost his way.
" 'What's that to you, fellow?' he an
swered me, as "proud and insolent as a
parish bulL 'Stand aside!' and he put
out his hand to push meoutof the way.
But before he could touch me I gave
liir 1 suc!i a clout under the jaw that he
spi ~ around, and as he did so I back
heeled him. Ah! I tell you we weaver
1: 's were handy young fellows in those
days. The first thing he knew an old
cloak was over his head to smother his
howls, his august nose was boring the
sidewalk and we had his hands turned
behind his back, where we tied them.
Then we lashed his feet together and
so, having made a neat package of him,
carried him along, soft and easy, down
to the river, where we laid him in the
bottom of a boat we had ready and
rowed out to mid-stream. From the
moment 1 thumped him until we
stopped in the middle of the river not
one of us said a word, and the silence
and system of our proceedings must
have been, I judge, a good deal of a
strain on his nerves.
"When we laid to, with a couple of
oars just keeping the boat's nose
against the tide, we took thccloak from
around his head, first warning him that
the man who sat behind him had a big
hammer to smash his skull if he made a
loud noise. Put, by the way his teeth
chattered and the huskiness of his
voice when he spoke, it hardly seemed
as if he could have given one good shout
then to have saved bis life.
" 'Take my money, my watch, nay
jewels, everything, but spare my life,'
lie stammered in a quivering voice that
sounded almost like crying.
" 'You're life is all we waat,' says I
an savagely as I could—and the boys
did me the credit to say my style was
blood-curdling, though I mightily
wanted to laugh. 'We mean to make a
terrible example of the Britisher who
comes to practice his libertine arts on
the maids of Greenwich village.'
" 'Villains!' he exclaimed. 'My noble
•ousin, the earl of Tweedledum' —or
some such name—'will make you suffer
for this outrage.'
" 'lt'll be a safe wager,' 1 answered,
'that you will never tell him about if
"Then he begged hard for his life
und swore he meant the girl no harm,
but we turned a deaf car to him, and
as exercising it seerped to strengthen
his voice a little too much gagged him
with a handkerchief and proceeded to
business. While he listened we de
bated how we should kill him. Most
were for cutting his throat, only it
would be likely to bloody the boat, and
because of that wouldn't do. Other
ways were discussed, some of them
atrocious, and it's a wonder we could
keep straight faces through it all.
"Finally it was made UD we should
put him afloat astride a big keg, that
just happened to be in the boat, with a
heavy stone, that was her anchor, slung
to his feet to keep him upright and we
would bore a lot of gimlet holes in the
keg, so that it could fill slowly with
water and go down gradually under
the weight of him and the stone. For
that we made our preparations. He
could hear us boring the holes, only as
we had laid him down he could m>t see
it was through a bit of board we were
making them and no; in the keg, which
we had taken care should be a good,
tight, sound one. big enough to hold
him up safely, for we really had no
worse intention than to give him the
greatest fright of his life. While we
bored the holes we talked. Says one:
'There are holes enough. Let him go
down slow and he'll have the better
chance of meeting a shark when he
rounds the point below.' 'No,'answers
another. 'lt he floats too long some
boat may pick him up. Put three or
four more in anyway.' And we went
on boring in the board. 'Put some in
the top to let the air out,' says I, 'else
the water won't go in.' 'Right you are,'
says one of the boys. 'We came near
forgetting that.' And we bored some
more holes, while the noble lieutenant
"When we came to pick him up and
put the keg between his legs, where
we lashed it safe, he had fainted with
fright, but we soon brought him to by
throwing water in his face, and then
he seemed to pull himself together to
meet death in a more manly way than
we had thought he could. That he
hoped for no mercy was quite apparent,
for he looked up to Heaven as if in
silent prayer and resigned himself to
his fate without a struggle. We fixed
the stone to his ankle so that it could
not come loose, aud then lifted him over
into the water, where he floated as
upright as if he had been standing and
only submerged about to the waist-
Alter launching hiin we held on until
we had thrust inside his collar, at
the back of his neck, a stout staff
from which floated above his head
a little British flag, upside down
as a signal of distress, with a fool's
cap, gaudily painted, fastened above it.
The last thing we did to him was tak
ing the gag from his mouth. His hands
were left tied. Then, with a long,
strong pull, all together, we shot away
from him and darted to the shore. But
even after we got there we could still
hear him, afar off in the darkness,
howling 'Help!" and 'Murder!' as he
bobbed slowly along with the tide.
Knowing he was safe enough to float
to his ship and that the current was
sure to carry him within hailing dis
tance of her, if he was not rescued
sooner, as he most likely would be, we
felt no anxiety about him. He was
picked up before he had gone half a
mile, wild with terror, for the hope of
life had come back strong to him and
he had imagined the bored keg was
sinking lower and lower every
minute. But when the men who
picked him up found the keg
sound and saw that flag, with the
fool's cap all awry, like himself, they
knew him as the victim of a well-de
served Yankee trick and nothing more.
When the joke came to be known, as
it was all over the town the next day,
not only did the country grow too hot
for the noble lieutenant but he was
glad to exchange into another ship to
get away from the jibes of his brother
"I never had occasion to look after
Mary again, on account of any Brit
isher. I married her, and a good wife
Bhe has been to me, only now and then
her jaw works a little too limber, as the
best women's jaws sometimes will, and
when that happens I can generally
settle her by saying: 'Lord Fitz
—Some Kind of a Ro.—The young
man was trying his best to dance, but
he was walking on toes and trains in
an appalling manner, and still he kept
at it. "That young fellow is a tyro,
isn't he?" asked a chaperone. "He's a
hero, rather," responded a young wom
an who had just come off the floor, "or
he would have left the field long ago."
—Detroit Free Press.
BURIED ENOCH ARDEN ALIVE.
A a Egyptian .Judge Who Believed Wit
nesses Rather Than Ills Own Senses.
A Swiss captain, at the end of a san
guinary and prolonged battle, caused
the dead and dying to be thrown alike
into pits and buried together. Some
one pointed out to him that many of
the bodies still showed signs of anima
tion. "My pood sir," replied the
Swiss, "if a man were to j>a> attention
to the signs they show there would not
be a dead body among them." A simi
lar power of preventing the mind being
turned aside by trilling' considerations
appears to have characterized a certain
kazi in the city of Cairo, Mansur Bin
Musia by name. Ilis decisions, accord
ing to the London Standard, were usu
ully rather extraordinary, but every
now and then they were so remarka
ble as to attract attention from disin
terested outsiders. On one occasion
the inhabitants of Cairo were shocked
to see a living man borne through the
streets, tied fast to a bier, and hurried
toward the cemetery to be buried alive.
His lamentable shrieks were entirely
disregarded by the bearers, who re
morselessly carried out their duty to
its bitter end. It was soon ascertained
that tlio Kazi Mansur was responsi
ble for this atrocity, and, although
Orientals are not easily shocked where
the administration of justice, so-called,
is concerned, yet in this case it was
felt that some inquiries should be
made. Accordingly, the kazi was in
terviewed and he was asked why it
was that he had caused a living man
to be buried alive. Like Mr Gilbert's
young lady in "The Mikado," it was
doubtless pointed out to him that bur
ial alive is too "stuffy" a death to be
agreeable. They found the kazi quite
ready to satisfy their doubt. "You
wish," he said, "to know why this
young man has been buried alive.
Well, his burial has been ordered by
me in due form because six months ago
his wife was married to another man
according' to the decree of the law,
two witnesses of a very respectable
character having certified to his
death at Bagdad. The man, however,
came before the court one morning,
pleaded that ho was not dead, and ad
vanced a claim to recover his wife. I
ordered the two witnesses to reappear,
and they proved beyond doubt by
fresh evidence that they had attended
his funeral at Bagdad, where he was
buried in their presence. From this
circumstance it is easy to conclude
that the man cannot be a real one, but
the ghost of a former, and must there
fore be laid in order to put an end to
all future disputes respecting the
woman." The bystanders thereupon,
as we arc told, "disßembled their liiis
givingb, praised the kazi's justice and
Caoso for Discharge.
Judge (severely)— Horsewhipping is
the onlj suitable punishment for you
and your kind. The idea of a man of
your size beating a poor, weak woman
Prisoner —But, your honor, she keeps
irritating and irritating inc all the
Judge—How does she irritate you?
Prisoner —Why, she keeps saying:
"Hit me! beat me! Just hit me once,
and I'll have you hauled up before that
baldheaded old reprobate of a judge,
and see what he'll do with you!"
Judge (choking) Discharged!
A Philosopher Horn.
An Indiana maiden, 4 years old, was
driving along a prairie road with her
father and a 0-year-old brother. The
brother, who is of an anxious
turn of mind, was in great
distress at the sight of an ox that was
calmly devouring u large pile of seed
potatoes in the corner of a licld. "O,
papa, stop," he said. "We ought to tell
the people in the house." "Do sit
still, Buddy," put in his philosophic
sister. "It "sn't wo ox, nor we pota
toes." —Chicago Tribune.
An I' 11Juftt Kufipk'ion.
A Texas gentleman went out fishing
one day. lie had a nice lunch fixed
up, but upon arriving at the fishing
place he discovered that he had loiA it,
so he retraced his steps until he met a
large satisfied-looking negro, who was
seated by the roadside under a tree
picking his teeth.
"Did you pick up anything in the
road?" asked the fisherman.
"No, sah, I didn't pick up nuffin'—
couldn't a dog hab found it aud ate it
LABOR IN THE VINEYARDS.
A Grower Explain! Why the Chine** Arc
Employed at White Men'» Wagea.
A California raisin grower, in dis
cussing the dispatches recently pub
lished regariling the driving out by
white laborers of the Chinese em
ployed in picking, drying and packing
raisins in the raisin district, to a
New York Sun man;
"I should be sorry if these dispatches
created the impression in the east that
we are opposed to white labor coming
into our district. It is upon white la
bor we must finally depend for out
permanent resident labor, and instead
of opposing it we have made repeated
efforts to induce a class of white peo
ple to come and settle there, upon
whom we could draw for labor during
the packing season. It is probably not
generally known that we now have to
pay Chinese full farm laborer's wages,
so that there is no economy in hiring
"The reason we have had to employ
Chinese is that the class of white labor
there is unreliable. The Chinese are
hired in gangs through one boss, who
attends to their transportation, lodg
ing, feeding and pay. They work
steadily through the season and give
us no trouble. The white laborers we
can obtain demand weekly payments
of wages and many of them take their
wages on Saturday, go into town and
stay there two or three days, or until
their wages are spent, and only then
return. That won't do for the raisin
business. Vie dry in the sun and when
the raisins are in condition to go to
the sweat houses or from there to the
packing houses, they must go on that
day or they are ruined.
"The raisin-growers are all largely
interested in Fresno real estate, in
the city's banks, gas and waterworks
and in the material interests of the
city, which would, of course, be bene
fited by an increase of the resident
white population and they have tried
many ways to induce a reliable white
labor class to settle thereabouts. We
have offered them small holdings of
irrigated lands at low terms, for if a
white man ison«e settled on a piece of
land the orchard or vines of which ha
can easily attend to we are assured ol
his work during our busy season and,
perhaps, the labor of his wife and chil
dren in the packing houses.
"We do not want the Chinese, but in
the present state of the country, with
practically no agricultural laboring
class, we are compelled to take them.
The whites who are driving out the
Chinese by force are not the substitute
we want. We must have whites who
will drive out the Chinese by settling
on the land about us."
A CAT WITH FALSE TEETH.
Feat of a Young Dentist Who Had a
The cat that owned the false teeth
had lost his own, and had his jaw
broken besides by a drunken wretch
who beat him with a cobble stone.
With great care, the poor animal final
ly recovered, says Harper's Young Peo
ple, but he had to be fed with a little
milk in a spoon for a longtime. When
able to pursue his ordinary business ol
catching rats and mice, he could not
eat them, because he had no teeth to
chew with. Something must be done
for him, for life supported on "spoon
vittles" was a burden, and a young
dentist in the neighborhood, who had
become greatly interested in the un
fortunate cat, resolved to try the ex
preiment of making him a set of false
Taking the cast of the plate was a
terrible piece of work, as Captain ob
jected to it with all his might, but it
was nothing to what followed when
the teeth were fairly in. If the ani
mal had plunged and scratched while
the plate was being fitted, he acted
like a mad thing when it was firmly
attached to his jaw—although it was
well made, and fitted perfectly. He
could not understand that it would en
able him to continue the luxurious
feasts to which he had been accus
tomed, and for several days he was
furious over it. Every possible and
impossible scheme was tried to get the
uncomfortable thing out of his mouth;
he tore at it with his claws, he shook
his head violently to make it drop out,
he butted against heavy pieces of
furniture, and if any'one came near
him he growled and scratched at them.
There seemed to be danger of his
going mad, and his friends were sorely
puzzled to know what to do with him,
when, greatly to their relief, he
calmed down, and appeared to have
come to the conclusion that his new
possession was, after all, a blessing in
disguise. He was once more gentle
and affectionate, as he had been pre
vious to his misfortune; and the plate
was now often taken out between
meals and put back again. In this
way it was worn comfortably for over
Drug clerks often derive amusement
from the prescriptions that are left
with them. A prescription which
called for certain tablets, and which
was written by a Chicago physician,
was put up in a down-town pharmacy
the other day. The directions were as
follows: "One tablet every two hours
for five days, skip four days and com
inence again." The pharmacist smiled
when he wrote the label, and profes
sional etiquette alone prevented him
from asking the customer,who weighed
about 180 pounds, if he thought he
would survive after so much skipping.
Another prescription caused the pa
tient himself to laugh when he read
the doctor's directions, which were:
"Take fifteen drops on« hour after eat
ing in a little water." "I don't eat in
water," said the man, "although I did
chew an apple once when I was bath
ing at Long Uranch." Strangely bpelt
communications are often brought to
the druggist. A woman handed a slip
to a clerk recently, and said: "Gimme
ten cents' worth of that." The clerk
read, "Grocer's Supplement." "I guess
you mean corrosive sublimate," he said,
"but that is poison, and we can't sell
it to you." The woman went away
after declaring that she wanted it to
"kill boogs with."
THE MOTHER OF NECESSITY.
Witlierby (visiting in gton at
his home in New Jersey)— What is that
strange animal you have hitched 4o
I'lankingtou—That's a thoroughbred
mosquito mare, old man. I couldn t
afford a horse.—Judge.
Spoiled Their I'leMure.
Mrs. Tittle —Did you have a (rood
time at the sewing circle this after
Mrs. Tattle—No, a miserable time; it
was awfully dull.
Mrs. Tittle—Wasn't anything said
about how Mrs. Blazer has been carry
Mrs. Tattle —>'o; she was ujcau
enough to be there herself, and of
course the pleasure we had all looked
forward to was spoiled. Strange how
people can be so selfish.—Boston Tran
ROADS IN NEW JERSEY.
What Ciood Highways flave Done far
The fact of the matter is simply this:
The rural property in Union county
was not prior to 18S8 on the market at
aIL It was held, of course, at nominal
value, but there were uo purchasers.
The roads before being improved were
so bad at times that grand juries
brought presentments and found indict
ments against tho road authorities on
the very thoroughfares now so famous,
and the property along them was sim
ply inaccessible at certain seasons of
the year. The moment the roads were
completed every foot of this property
came into market and prices went up
with marvelous rapidity, but not to
AV IMPROVED ROAD.
Scene on new county road (Telford) between
Elizabeth and I'laicticld, N. J An immense
wagon traffic Is carried on over this road since
Its completion two years ago, and one team can
easily haul a lend of four tons oTcr Hi surface.
such an extent as to create fictitious
Here are some of the instances in
In 1888 the property on the road from
Elizabeth to Plainfield, commonly
known as Westfield avenue, was of
fered for sale at 110 per front foot,
some of it within the city limits, sew
ered, curbed and improved. As soon
as this county road was finished it
went up to SBO, and is rapidly being
Senator John R. McPherson pur
chased about one hundred and twenty
five acres just outside the city line, and
contemplates opening new streets,
paving and improving them and build
ing on them a large number of fine
houses at once.
Uetween the senator's property and
Lorraine are two farms. One was
bought for 10.000 just before the roads
were built; no improvements have been
since put upon it, and the owner de
clines $30,000 for it. It contains twenty
acres. The owner of the second farm
has been offered over SI,OOO an acre for
it but declines to sell at that price.
Next comes Lorraine, the first ©f the
new railroad stations. In August,
18fll, a tract of thirty-six acres was
bought by a syndicate for $14,000. It
has been divided up into building
lots and sold for about $.">3,000, and
about twenty-five cottages, some of
them very pretty, now stand on these
lots. Three acres adjoining this tract
were sold'for $2,000 after property be
gan to feel the effects of the roads, and
have since been sold again at an ad
vance of 300 per cent.
On the south side of the railroad
track another tract of thirty-six acres
was opened up last year. It was bought
for $31,000. It is divided into lots sell
ing at $l5O to S2OO each, and will proba
bly net the owners SBO,OOO.
The B«>oond station was built to ac
commodate property owners of Aldene,
just west of Roselle. This tract was a
farin of about sixty acres, and was
bought for $l5O an acre after the roads
were built; and the price was then con
sidered big. It has since been sold off
in building lots, realizing about f1,500
per acre, and the capitalists have pur
chased two hundred more acres in the
same locality, and are realizing on it
at about the same ratio. Houses are
being built on both tracts, and the pros
pects favor the rapid improvement of
all the lots.—Good Roads.
Koadi M a Social Factor.
The common roads of a country are
at once the means and measure of its
civilization, writes John Gilmer Speed
in an exchange. Without means of
communicating easily and quickly from
one part of a country to all other parts
there can b« no very widespread civil
ization in that country. Neighbor
hoods and states separated from each
other by natural barriers or bad roads
stagnate in loneliness and are seldom
awakened by common impulses of sym
pathy. "It is doubtful indeed," says
Prof. Shaler, of Harvard, "whether a
sound democracy, depending as it does
on close and constant interaction of the
local life, can well be maintained in a
country where the roadways put a
heavy tax on human intercouse."
PrlDclples of Road Making.
The true principles of economic road
making may be summed up in the fol
lowing lines: A firm, dry foundation,
sound materials laid on scientific prin
ciples, proper and ample drainage of
both road bed and surface, easy gradi
ents, easy and natural curve", a hard
and compact surface, free frou all ruts
and depressions, with a surface neither
too flat to prevent the flow of surface
water, nor too convexi to be inconven
ient to traffic. —Seymour (Ind) Repub
A Disgrace to Civilization.
There could be no wiser, no more
economical use of public money thnn
spending it in the making of good,
permanent public roads. There is no
man who would fail to be benefited by
good, solid roads far more than the
construction of such roads would cost
him. The old road system of Georgia
is penurious, slovenly, expensive and
discreditable. It in a disgrace to the
civilization of the age.—Sparta (Ga.)
Old Story In Thm Chapter*.
I—Farmer Barker of Barker's Cor
ners, mortgages his farm for 81,800 and
tells his neighbors that he proposes to
stock the place with blooded cattle.
ll—Farmer Marker, with the 81,800
in his pocket, arrives in New York and
negotiates with an affable gentleman,
who assures him that the stock In
question was printed on plates stolen
from the government and cannot be
distinguished from the genuine.
lll—Farmer Barker is now hoeing
corn for 81 a day for neighbor Smart,
who recently purchased the Barker
farm at a fore-closure sale. —N. Y. Her
A Ifontoii View.
Boston Doctor - I think, mudam.
that your daughter's brain has been
overtaxed. You must take her to
some place where there will be no
temptation to serious thought, study
or even reflection.
Mrs. De Hubb—Very well, your ad
vice shall be followed. We will go to
New York.—N. Y. Weekly-
A Had llrcak.
Gus Snoberly—l hear Miss Daisy
Dimple is engaged again Is it a
Billy Goldbug—Yes, 1 Snow it is so.
Snoberly—Well, they say practice
makes perfect. She has been engaged
at one time or another to almost every
blank tool in Harlem Who is her last
"I am."—Texas Sittings
ILTERS FOR CISTERNS.
TboM Made of Charcoal or Soft Brisks
Are the Cheapest.
To make a charcoal cistern filter,
build a partition wall across the cit
tern, dividing it into two compart-'
mcnts, one occupying- two-thirds of the
entire space and the other the remain
ing third, and leave a number of holes
near the bottom of this wall about four
lacliea aqouc. Ttirr. jjl.fi.Ul' tlte wall
on both sides with not less than two
coats of cement mortar. Fill the
smallest side of the partition wall
with charcoal; then in the other side
place about two feet in depth of coarse
i>and. Let the water run in on the
charcoal. It will pass down through
this under the partition wall and up
through the sand. It will then be very
pure. For a brick filter, build a wall
across the center of soft brick, cement
ed at the connections. Run the water
In on one side and pump ont from the
other. Or build a square chimney-like
flue for the pump to stand in. The
water percolates through the soft
bricks, which take out impurities.
Where the cross partition is used
make it a little concave, say sixteen
inches in six feet. The convex side of
this wall must be toward the side
which receives the water and the con
cave toward the pump side. This gives
it strength against sudden showers.
The end of the partition wall must be
strongly worked into the side walls
and the whole carried up so high that
tha water will never overflow it.
It is an excellent plan to have water
as it comes from the roof go through a
screen before reaching the cistern.
Make a box and place at the mouth of
the cistern, covering the bottom with
wire gauze. Have a lid which will
easily permit cleaning the cistern.
Also arrange the conductor so as to
prevent the first water from the roof
going into the cistern, more especially
after a long dry spell.—Orange Judd
WON FIRST PRIZE.
Mlm Protty, Qneen Victoria'! Famou
The list of officers and members of
the Royal Agricultural society of Eng
land is always headed by one name,
"The Queen." Whatever changes may
occur from year to year in the society,
Victoria remains its gracious patroness.
Nor is it a merely nominal patronage,
for she manifests a constant and active
Interest in everything that pertains to
agriculture. Iler dairy at Windsor is a
model one. She is a very successful ex
hibitor of pure-bred animals in the
leading agricultural fairs of the United
Kingdom, her shorthorns being especial
ly conspicuous as prize-winners. The
later triumphs in these classes were
won by shorthorns of Scottish origin.
The queen's taste for North British
stock is still more emphasized by her
herd of Aberdeen-Angus cattle. This
sturdy and peculiarly Scottish race has
obtained much favor south of the
Tweed, anfl the intelligent interest
t ~ 1
MISS PRETTY, THE FAMOUS ABERDEES
shown by the queen has contributed
mueh to this end. The accompanying
illustration is a portrait of the queen's
Aberdeen-Angus cow. Miss Pretty
(12,313), which won the challenge cup
last year. As will be seen by the en
graving, the cow is a model of sym
metry as a representative of a beef
breed. Her full crops, massive quar
ters, fine bone and neat head, all pro
claim her "a queen of the doddies." —
Water for Waitalng Butter.
There is no absolutely best tempera
ture for the water used in washing but
ter any more than there is an absolute
ly best temperature for the cream when
put into the churn. It varies with the
season. Creamery men should bear this
in mind when tempering the water. A
temperature of 58 degrees is a good one
to take as a guide, going below it in
summer and above in winter for the
final washing. The proper tempering
of the butter is secured by suiting tem
perature to the conditions, and the
conditions vary with the season, the
feed ol the cows, and the length of time
since the calf was dropped.—Orange
Cowi Nmil Rich Food Now.
Dairymen should feed corn and
pumpkins freely now. They are far
too carbonaceous to agree with the
standard laid down by the German sci
entists, but they agree with the stand
ard as fixed by the cows of America.
As the weather grows colder cows need
to fortify themselves against the cold,
and they require au excess of carbona
ceous foods to do it with. The stand
ard rations apply to warm conditions.
In getting ready for winter cows store
up fat, and fat is a carbonaceous prod
uct. Feed corn —stalks and all —and
Cowi Have Cranky Notion*.
Every cow has her own individuality,
that is, herown tastes, whimsor cranky
notions about her feetl. Some of these
can be safely Indulged—others not.
Some cows have a taste for weeds that
spoil their milk, and that is one of the
chances incurred in pasturage. When
cows are soiled their food can be con
trolled much better than when in the
pasture lot, woods or swamps. The
growth of ragweed that follows a crop
of rye invariably injures the milk for a
week or two. —Colman's Rural World,
nana In the Family.
Tom— Your best girl's father is a
bank cashier, isn't he?
Dick—Yes. Her small brother is a
taller.— I Truth.
Mrs. Dolan (from the window)—Kim
down all there!
Dolan (sitting on trap door) —Oi'll do
I nothin' av th' koind. Oi'll show yez
who's boss in this house. —l'uck.