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Another great point
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r'or Information, Prices, Ktc. Address
H. A. LOZIEB & CO., Cleveland, Ohio,
J. E. FORSYTHE, Agent.
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128 East Jefferson Street,
BUTLER, - PA.
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I MERCHANT TAILORS I
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■ rysip»las in Face and Eyes
Inflammation Subdued and Tor
ture* Ended by Hood's.
"I aa *o glad to be relieved of my torture*
feU I &a willing to tell the benefits I have de
rived from Hood's garsaparllla. In April and
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lad «tm, which ipread to my throat and neck.
I tried divers ointments and alteratives, but
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fitr, torturing pain, peculiar to this complaint.
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Felt Marked Relief
before I had finished the flrst bottle. I eon
tinued to Improve until, when I had taken four
bottles, I waa completely eured, and felt that all
(tens, marks and symptoms of that dire com
plaint had forever vanished." Mil S. E.
OTTAWA, Hlllsboro, Wisconsin.
Hood's PINs we prompt and efficient, yet
Mn In action. Sold by all druggist*, at.
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Root of Diseases to be
ia the Clolbes we Wear.
The host Spring
remedy for the*blues,
etc, i.s to discard
old duds which irri
tate the bodv:-leave
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ALAND'S for a
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fit well, improve the
appearance by re
lieving you instant
ly of that tired feel
ing, and making you
cheerful and active.
The cost of this
sure cure is very
v fRY IT.
c. \ D.
A bu .incss thai keeps j>row
ing through a ?-ea on of de
pression, #uch as llie country
has experienced, i • an c\ -
dence that people rea'i/.e
save by trading wiiii
us. We l;novv, and n!\va>.
have l.noivn, vi«e days'oi
pioiits ate Wiiiiout
question we arc jjiv'ng more
for the year.
Our stock is larger to select
from than last year.
CALL AND SEE L 5.
Colbert & Dale.
Is to please our customers
and judging from our im
mense sales we have been do
ing it. Our Spring Goods arc
arriving daily and many new lines
have been added, making our
stock of footwear the most com
plete in Butler. Special attention
is called to our line of Ladies'
Walking Shoes, prices from 75
cts. up. We are still having f|uite
a trade on our Ladies' Button
Shoes at 95 cts. The Men's, a
Calf Cong, and Bals at 95 c ts, arc
great favorites with the trade.
Farmers and workingmen all say
our hand-pegged Crcdcmors arc
the best they ever saw for si.'x>.
Full line Boys' and Girls School
Shoes at 95 cts.
C. E. MILLER,
LSutlor* I '.-I -
"TOC'RE THE OXI.T MAN WITH THE SMELL OF SALT ON TOU."
Eight months elapse. There is an
Office in Memphis whose sign reads:
•"Charles Fenning, Ueal Estate. Office
of the Laran Sanatarium."
It has long been remarked that Mr.
Fenning's mails are enormous. He
get* sometimes as many five hundred
letters in a day. It is not known that
most if not all of these go to Laran.
But it is known to a few persons in
Memphis that he has a private wire to
one branch of the Laran establishment
and that he ships great quantities of
goods in boxes and carts and barrels.
The fact is, Mr. Charles Fenning is
Hendricks' most confidential lieuten
ant, and under the simple guise of real
estate operations and an agency for
the furnit-hing of information about
tbe Laran sanatarium, stands as a
olose connecting link between his hid
den principal and the world with which
that principal is carrying on active
His business is so pressing that he
works late at night in his office. Ho
has two assistants; one is a messenger
and office runner; the other is a con
fidential secretary, assistant and tel
egraph operator. She is a very pretty
young lady and her name is Cornelia
Fenning has three rooms on the
ground floor; one is a public office; an
other is a smaller and private office; the
third room connecting with a side
street Is a shipping room and is well
filled at this time with goods waiting
to be sent to the depot on the Wash
One night in April, the door to Mr.
Fenning's public office was opened—a
woman stepped in quickly and,shutting
it after her. glided across the room in
the direction of the private office,
merely saying in a low tone: "Mr. Fen
Mr. Fenning was sitting at his desk
and Miss Laport, not ten feet away,
was seated at another sorting a bundle
Without a moment's hesitation Mr.
Kenning- followed the woman into the
private office and closed the door.
They stood face to face and the wom
an said Immediately, with every indi
cation that she had been walking rap
"I have been followed from New
York. I must get to the bayou to
Fenning showed no signs of ularm.
He offered her a chair. "Do you think
anyone saw you come in here?" he
"I think not, but I cannot l>e cer
"Pray be seated," said Fenning.
"You surprise me. Why should anyone
"One or more of my letters have been
Fenning looked grave. "Ah!" he
■aid, as they sat down, "Do you re
member the contents?"
"To whom were they addressed?"
"To Hendricks, In Washington. Can
you get me to the bayou to-night?"
Fenning shook his head. "I can
get you on the way," he said. "It is
thirty miles to Tipton county. I must
»ay that I am surprised at your coming
here. There is nothing at all can
be proved against you and you run the
risk of connecting this office in the
chain of suspicions,whatever they are."
"Hut," said the woman, "it is imper
atively necessary to all interests that
1 get to Laran."
"What have you got about your per
"Papers and money," she replied.
Immediately taking a packet from her
bosom and handing it to Fenning and
pulling a roll of bills from her satchel.
He placed both In a largo envelope
and put it in an Inner breastpocket.
"Is that Miss Laport?" she asked, re
ferring to the young woman In the
"Yes," replied Fenning.
"Can you trust her?"
"Certainly. She is very grateful on
her father's account, but she is queer."
"(.'an yon got her to change dresses
"What do you want to do?"
"The quickest and safest thing.
Some ono followed mo to St. Louis.
When I took the boat I thought I had
dodged him. .Just as I was about to
land 1 saw him through the cabin
window. I had telegraphed to the
hotel here for a room. L carno to tho
hotel in a hack. An I passed the main
entrance to reach tho ladies' entrance
on the other street, I saw the man in
tho vestibule of tho office. Ho had got
there before me. He must have seen
"You should have stayed there and
faced him," said Fenning. "It would
have been absolutely Impossible to
connect you with the operations at
"You forget," Mho replied, "I liad
papers. I believe the Central oflloe In
New York lias got the key to our
cipher. At all event*, several things
have occurred lately which liavo
hastened me went. When I arrived at
the hotel, the register wan brought to
roo In the lad v's waiting-room. I wan
given No. 4'i on the second floor in
the wing, but I noticed that the clerk
wan examining mt at If making? a com
parison of my appearance with a de
scription in his mind. A hall boy was
sent up 0110 flight to my room witn mc>
The ofllco is two hundred feet away.
I told him I wan tired and was going
Immediately to bed. The moment he
left mo I slipped down the stairs. It
wait ten o'clock. There was one
chance In a hundred that the door of
the lady's entrance was not locked.
The hall boy had gone to the olTlce to
repcrt. There was no one In the
hall. The dr>or had not been locked.
J went softly. *\rcyt was
HTTTLER. PA., FRIDAY, MAY 18, 1894.
aesertecl. There was one hackman at
the corner on his box waiting- for some
one, but he was asleep. I heard him
snore. I took a roundabout course and
here I am."
"I am satisfied that you have made a
mistake in judgment," said Fenning.
"If you are known as Hendricks
or as being in communication with
Hendricks, this is where they will look
"Isut they need not find me. Nothing
will be done till morning. I locked
my room door and they believe I am in
my bed. We have got the night before
us. Remember this officer may have a
"Nonsense," replied Fenning. "You
have done exactly what he has ex
pected—acted suspiciously. lie is
simply keeping track of you. I'll wire
to Laran for instructions."
Fenning got up.
"You waste time," said the lady
putting her hand on his arm. "Under
stand that everything depends at this
moment on my being able to reach
Laran. A hundred possibilities may
intervene before to-morrow. You
must ship me from here early in the
"Ship you? How?"
"With your goods."
Fenning considered a moment.
"I understand you," ho said. "It
may be possible."
"It is imperative," she replied.
"Tell Miss Laport that she must
cba 're dresses with me and lend me
her veil. Take her home and leave
"I HAVE nUK.V FOLLOWED FROM NEW
mo hero. I must go out at five o'clock
with your goods. When you receive a
visit from the officer, it will depend
upon your wit in handling him, if I
get to the bayou ahead of him. Here
arSSthree snap pictures of him I took
with a detective camera at different
times. This one was taken in New
York and the necktie is red—don't for
get it may help you."
"lint," Ktid Fenning, "it is impossible
for you to be boxed."
"Nothing is impossible just now,"
she replied calmly.
At half-past five o'clock the next
morning a mule truck was loaded with
three large and about twenty small
boxes at the side entrance eif Fenning's
place and driven away. It was a
familar scene to those in t' > neighbor
hood. Just before the two men who
were to drive it left the place, Fenn
ing gave them these instructions:
"When you come to the ('ache
Oulley, six miles out, you are to leave
this box marked XX under the catalpa
tree where the bowlder Is, in the grove
on the. right. It contains tools and
Instruments for the surveyors who are
to place a now bridge over the slough.
Handle it carefully place it under the
tree and go on."
He knew these men would carry out
his instructions, for they were
regularly in his service and were well
The truck got away Just one hour
and twenty minute . before Kenning
got a call at his oflioe.
He recognized hi visitor at once as
the man who bad ben following tho
woman. There was something about
the fellow that Instantly told Kenning
he was a professional detective. He
was becomingly drc ed In good
clothes, but they were not worn with
the ease of familiarity. 11 i•- general
appearance indicated impudence and
doggedne.s rather than shrewdness,
lie had one of tho'.'* faces, square,
Immobile and hard, that are devoid of
all emotion. His little bead eyes were
sunken and black and wore a steady,
Imperturbable stare. lie was a
musulur fellow with square broad
shoulders and signllleant bulges of
muscles on his arms, but he moved
without das' icily or celerity.
"('an I we you alone, Mr. Kenning?"
he asked, in a rasping but subdued
"Yes, sir," replied Mr. Kenning,
"step right in here."
The moment they were seated in the
private office the man said: "Where Is
"I took her to a private house early
this morning." replied Kenning,
"Why dlil she leave the hotel?"
"Because she was annoyed at your
insufferable impudence in dogging her
all the way from New York."
The man wa a little surprised at
this unexpected frankness. He showed
It in his hesitation; his black eyes
stared steadily »' Kenning, who had
leaned comfortably back in liis chair
with the evident purpose of a leisurely
conversation, but they betrayed a kind
of blank uncertainty
"She came from the hotel directly
here last night?"
"She did," replied Kenning. "I ad
mire her smartness In getting rid of u
"And you know where she Is?"
"Yes, sir, I do, but you must not ex
pect me to point hereout to you before
I understand the object of your annoy
ance. If you will give me one gooci
and sufficient reason why you should
follow her, I'll tell you where she is."
"I guess I know." said the other
••she i.s on her way to Hendricks before
"So, you're not an officer. Will you
be kind enough to tell me what you
are and what you want?"
"How do you know I'm not an
"Because if you were, the woman
you are in search of couldn't get out
of this city without your knowing it
that is, if you understood your busi
ness. There has no boat left fot
up river since last night, and you
would have been at the trains as they
left. don't pretend to know you. but
I notice you do not wear the red neck
tie that you sported in New York."
The men looked each other in the
eyes. Kenning was the most self
possessed —the other the most stolid.
His black eyes had a flicker in them
that might mean weak astonishment
or it might mean contempt.
"And I notice," he said, "that you
don't wear the same hair and the sarai
clothes that you wore when we
boarded the Corinthian."
Fenning's self-possession was here
tested to the utmost. "I don't know
what you're talking about," he said
"Wore you one of the men thatrobbei:
the steamship Corinthian?" and he
pushed his chair back a little with the
impulse of a sudden horror at such
"Yes, yon and I had a hand in it
but Hendricks got the swag."
Fenning regarded the man with un
disguised astonishment. "Did Mrs
Hendricks have a hand in it, too?"
"See here." said the man, "there
ain't a bit of use in this kind of fenc
ing. I was a witness of the first job
The woman's been slinging gold evei
since, while Hendricks is carry ing or
his underground works."
"Yes?" said Fenning, as if coaxing o
crazy man to tell more.
"And yon ran the office in town.
That's where the woman is now
This was an admission that he did
not know where the Laran cave was
and Fenning was anxious to find out
just how much he did know.
"You are right," he said. "She if
safe by this time. I've got a tunnel
that runs from this office to the under
ground place, but tell me about the
steamship. I have forgotten exactly
how we managed it."
"You're a steady one," said his
companion, "but it's no use- yon was
"I acknowledge it," said Fenning.
"The only trouble is I never can con
vince the fifty other people who knew
1 was here at the time that it's so.
Now I dare say, yon will not have that
difficulty. You haven't told me yet
what you were sneaking after Mrs.
Hendricks for. Was she there?"
"I followed her to find Hendricks."
"O, then you don't know where he
"I didn't then, but when 1 find his
headquarters here and his mate here,
I'm done with the woman."
"You don't know where either Mr.
or Mrs. Hendricks is at this moment."
"Yes, 1 do. Hendricks is under
ground. He is building an under
Fenning was surprised, but he
merely smiled. "What is ,it?" he
"It's at the other end of yo»ir mail,'
replied his companion.
"Correct," said Fenning. "Now
then, what do you want to do?"
"I want you to write to him and saj
I'm up to the whole thing—have looked
at his underground job at both endi
and want him to meet me there."
"Your game is blackmail. How
"Well, it's worth ten thousan<
dollars or more to the government en
the steamship company, seeing that
two-thirds of the plunder is untouched.
It ought to be worth twenty-five thou
sand to Hendricks to keep both ends
of his burrow a secret."
"Then why don't you go to him?"
"Then write your letter and I will
"Then what the devil do you want to
do? Hendricks may be in the east."
"No, he Isn't. You sent him a mes
sage yesterday morning. This is what
it said: 'Two hundred rifles shipped
at St. Louis, Harrels and stocks in
different boxes.' "
Fenning was now amazed. He was
at a loss for a moment what course! to
pursue. How could tho man know all
that? Mrs. Hendricks had seen him
on the boat coming from St. Louis at
the time the dispatch was sent.
lie saw that it was expedient to
adopt u new course with his visitor
whose ferret eyes were watching him
"Look here, my friend; we might as
well be frank with each other. As
suming that you are not a monomaniac
and that all you say is true, Hendricks
would naturally accept your proposi
tion if lie had any sort of reason to be
lieve that you would keep your word
on the puymcnt of the money. Assum
ing, I say, that you don't turn out to bo
acranlc, how can it all be arranged if it
Is to Hendricks' interest to meet you?"
"He must come hero."
"You are not reasonable. If he is
the man who robbed the steamship, he
has too much at stake to take that
risk. Why not go to him? I should
like to see the thing out. I'll go with
you. I'll wire hinkand ask hiin if he'll
meet you and have a talk."
Kenning was still more astonished
the same afternoon when the man re
turned to hear him say: "That was a.
risky piece of business sending that
woman off in a box. She was half
dead when they took her out under
that catalpa tree."
There was no possible reply to make
to this. It was Incomprehensible to
Kenning, and he bad that kind of
misgiving that an inscrutable mystery
"I have received two dispatches
from Hendricks. He says that lam to
bring you on and talk the matter
"What did the third one say?"
"There wasn't any third one."
"Yes, there was. It said 'get him
here at all cost.' "
"Well, It costs something to get you
there. Will you go?"
"Yes, I will. I never was In a place
where I couldn't take care of myself
and it won't be to his Interest to make
way with me."
The visit of Kenning and his mys
terious companion to Laran resulted
in a way that neither he nor tho visi
tor could have predicted. Hendricks
met him in the most gentlemanly man
ner, told him to make himself at home
in the. hotel (for that was what tho
sanitarium was frequently cal!ed)i
gave him to understand that he would
have a talk with him and fix the mat
ter up satisfactorily when he found a
good opportunity, lie even sent him
down Into the workshops, and treated
him so hospitably that the mau was
outwitted ut the start.
He had not been in the cave half an
hour when lie encountered the captain,
who very seldom left it, but occupied
all his time In placing crlbbagc and
drinking rum. That personage greeted
h1 in with a sailor's cordiality and
swore that it did his blasted mole's
eyett good to seo a salt water man un
The captaiu evidently knew him. for
he called him Jack Endicott. as tough
and tight a forecastle man as ever ran
a blockade or drank a pint of rum be
Whatever else Endicott may have
been he was not proof against the
temptation of good liquor and an irre
sponsible life and he never before en
countered liquor quite so good as the
captain's, whose well-stocked buffet in
his cabin made a seaman's eyes gloat.
Whether it was part of Hendricks'
scheme to disarm Endicott in this way,
is not positively known. Kut he had
told Fenning be/ore that gentleman
left Laran that he could safely leave
the man with him.
"I want," he said, "to know how he
read that telejrram."
Four days passed and Endicott had
only seen Hendricks among the men at
work upon the furnace and electrical
works, but the captain told him every
"WHERE 18 MRS. HENDRICKS?"
thing was all right—he could have all
the money he wanted, but he wished
him to stay longer. "Damn it—you're
the only man with the smell of salt on
you that I've seen since I've been in
this subccllar." Then they repaired to
the cabin, filled themselves with rum
and went to sleep spinning yarns.
At the end of a wee* Endicott in a
sober and sullen mood had an inter
view with Hendricks and demanded a
settlement. Hendricks treated him
with the utmost politeness and said
that while he was perfectly willing to
pay him to secure his silence, it was
necessary to think of K-»me way in
which the specie couM be trausferred
without exciting suspicion.
"Yon see, my dear sir.'' he said, "I'm
only consulting our mutual safety, 1
wish you'd talk to the captain about
it. I'll do whatever he advises. O, by
the way, I got a dispatch from Fenning
this morning in which he says the
police are looking for you. 1 f that is
the ease, I wouldn't be in a hurry to
leave this retreat."
Endicott did not dispute the cor
rectness of this statement, as Hen
dricks expected. Nor did any sub
sequent experiment of this kind fur
nish any clew to his former knowledge
of the telegram.
lie went back to the captain—they
filled up on rum and both of them set
out to see the lake which was to be lit
for the first time and upon which the
captain boasted that he was going to
"I AM JACK ENDIOOTT'S DAUGHTER."
have a good clinker-built boat so that
he could keep his shoulder-blades lim
It is not known whether they quar
reled on the way or not. Hut when in
the rotunda the captain wanted to
point out to him the chasm—one of
those bottomless pits which appear to
be a feature of all great caverns, and
which the captain called the "Devil's
Gullet" they were seen together in
tipsy discussion about twenty feet
from its rim by two of the workmen,
and ten minutes later the captain wu
Endicott was never seen again on
earth. Whether he was pushed over or
staggered over, Hendricks declared he
never knew. Hut a marked change
came over the captain after this. Ho
drank more than ever, aud slept most
of his time away in an alcoholic stu
por, never coming into the daylight,
which he said blinded him.
A week after the catastrophe, about
Hewn o'clock in the evening, as Mr.
and Mrs. Hendricks, with two or thre#
other persons, were sitting on the
western biilcony of the sanitarium, tha
Ugu re of a woman suddenly appeared
against the dark masses of shrubl>«ry
about forty feet from the house. Bhe
seemed to have taken form at that
spot. Nobody suw her previous ap
proach, and her slender ami graceful
figure was clad in some kind of ll|fh.'
material which caught all there waaof
the departing light and made her look
exceedingly phantom-like. All the
persons in the balcony saw her at the
same moment, and one of them uttered
a little exclamation as If an apparition
She came toward the group in a glid
ing manner, but perfectly erect, and as
she got nearer they ail saw that her
eyes were fixed on vacancy and that
she was extremely pallid. One of the
gentlemen exclaimed in Frenoh, "La
Somnambule," and Hendricks, who had
risen, leaned over the rail and sjioke to
her. He unconsciously used tho ton*
of one calling a sleeper.
"Hallo, there," he cried.
The woman, who was about twenty
feet away, raised one of her long arm*
and pointed at Hendricks. It was a
phantom-like and significant action.
The next moment she uttered an
audible moan and fell down upon the
Hendricks Jumped over tho rail, ran
to her, and with some difllculty picked
her up. She was carried upon tho bal
cony limp and silent and laid upon it
settee where there was a rug. and the
group gathered around her in pity and
wonder. Her garments were soiled and
torn as if by contact with tho bushes.
Hut in spite of her somewhat haggard
face, she was singularly beautiful,
"Some Invalid who has got astray,"
said Mrs. Hendricks with pity.
The girl raised herself on her elbow
and stared at the place and the people
until her eyes rested on Hendricks, and
then lu a soft, clear voice, she said:
"I am Jack Kndleott's daughter. 1
have come for justice."
Thou she broke down and sobbed
Mr. and Mrs. Hendricks walked apart.
"This Is a revelation," said Hen
dricks. "The woman Is a clairvoyant.
Now I know how Eudlcott got his In
formation it Is fortunate for us that
wo have possession of her. Treat her
tenderly and we'll test her power."
Mrs. Hendricks did not understand
tin- full significance of his words but
tin- young woman v.us conveyed to a
comfortable room and all tlie resources
of the establishment used to soothe and
reassure licr. She remained, however, i
taciturn and heart-broken for two !
days. All efforts to make her eat or
convene were of little avail. On the
third day, it was reported that she waf
dying. Hendrieks saw her ui com- ;
pany with Dr. Pellissier. who had first |
called her a somnambulist. This
erratic Frenchman, whose after ex
ploits so inextricably confused geniu«
and madness, instantly pronounced it '
a case of trance and was delighted be
yond measure. Here the case was left
in his hands as other and more urgent
events were demanding Hendricks' at
But the doctor made a discoverv
which proved of great Importance sub
sequently. One morning he found tfie
woman who was in a trance condition
clasping something in her hand. It
proved to be a small packet with
human hair in it. Two more of these
packets containing hair of other colors
were afterwards found in her bed by
(TO BR COXTINUKD.)
"Are you the celebrated Mm*. Bom
baston?" he asked, after he had
climbed fonr flights of stairs and was
admitted Into a mysterious apartment.
"Yes," replied tho bizarre-looking
personage who had received him.
"The great clairvoyant?"
"And you foretell the future?"
"And read the mind?"
"And unfold the past?"
"Then," said, the visitor, as he took
a roll of bills from his pocket eagerly,
"tell me what It was my wife asked
me to bring home for her to-night!"—
A DUlnterested Bulmm Tip.
Mrs. Hj-flye—George, dear, while you
are having money troubles I ought to
tell you that I learned to-day why
your rival Soapem's credit has sudden
ly become so good.
Mrs. Hyflye—l overheard some one
remark that Soakem's finances mast
be all right because his wife was wear
ing such elegant new hats and dresses.
Clergyman—But what brought you
to this condition? Was it drink?
Tramp—Well. In a sort of way.
Clergyman—What sort of a way?
Tramp—Well, I bet on a horse In a
race for the first time in my life.
Clergyman—Ahl I see! It lost!
Tramp—O, no! It won!— Hallo.
A Maiden's Rarcaem.
"1 came to see, Miss Sprite, if you
would look more favorably upon my
Miss Sprite (adjusting her eye
glass and scrutinising him from head
to foot)— Yes, sir, I do. I think it
looks better than the old one you
wore the last time you were here.—
Little Johnny—Oh, mamma, folks say
Tommy Dodd's back is broke.
Mamma—Horrors! How did it hap
Little Johnny—l didn't hear, but
Tommy told me only las' week that his
mamma was just as fond of spankin' as
you are.—Good Njws.
"He pretends to be an accomplished
linguist, but you should hear him mur
"I shouldn't think he would be able
to murder Latin."
"It is a language that is already
dead."—N. Y. Press.
Why Be Worried.
He—Mr. Jollyton worries a great deal
about his wife's health.
She—ls her health so poor?
He—Oh, no; she enjoys the best of
health, you see.—Muslo and Drama.
"The poor arc always with us,"
'T Is ao the (sylus goes:
But wealthy people, also.
Are orten pretty closa
—WlllUtoo Fish, In Pook.
nil Record Clear.
Old Lady—My friend, are you a
Beggar—Well, mum, no one has ever
accused me of workin' on Sunday.—N.
In the Market.
"Is Miss Peachy of marriageable
"Oh, yesl She has 9100,000 in her
"It was really clever of me to bring
my umbrella, for If It had rained I
would have been drenched."—Hallo.
First Fowl—l'm surprised tosee that
you're afrnid of a dog that's chained.
Second Fowl—Well, I can't help be
A Shade Too Yielding.
Biriks—Why so gloomy?
Jinks My wife let me have the last
word In an argument this morning.
"What of that?"
"That shows that she is going to do
as she pleases, anyhow."—N. Y.
A Great Mlatake.
"I have just had my photograph
"Yes, I have always had ray photo
graph talien once a year."
"Dear me, what a lot of pictures you
must have."—Texas Sittings.
Heiress—There's a man after my own
Heiress- The count. Hut he won't
get It!—N. Y. World.
Nothing to Talk About.
Bingo—Do you do much talking at
tho woman's guild you've joined?
Mrs. Bingo (sadly)— No. All the
women in the neighborhood belong to
Maiden Modi tat lon.
Hue—What do you wonder?
Maude- I wonder If Charley ever 1
wonders If lam thinking of him. — (
The Right Mlae of Krtlngnlaber.
Cliolly— My bwalu is on fire.
Miss < austique--Quick! Somebody
bring nu atomiser! —Chicago Repvrd
A Troublesome Inaect.
Uiucr— I say, waiter, there's a fly in
Walter—Glad to know It, sah We's*
been tryln' to kill ilat ar fly fo' sebsn J
The Critical Word.
"Does your daughter apeak the for
"Not very uiucbi but she has I•*rj>ed
to say yt* in si* of thom."—
DESTRUCTIVE DISEASE. •
Discovery of th-.- Citiw of Club Root and
tile !!.•*(. llemedy.
The club root of the cabbage and
turnip is a:i old enemy which has bean
known in Europe for more than a can
tury. It has prevailed in this country
for many years, and while the west
and south have sufT >rel to some extent,
it is iu the o.ist that tho most injury
has beeu do.ie. During 1303 it was >0
very ue Uruoara in the truck regions
around Now Vork and Philadelphia
that the New Jersey station has d*»
vote J its latest bulletin to a considers
tion of tho disease
Until within the past twenty years
club root was attributed to losecta, but
a European scientist, after much pains
taking and exhaustive study, has dis
covered that the trouble Is due to the
presence of a low form of slime fungus
in the affected parts, causing them to
become swollen and distorted.
U pen the decay of the part affected,
the spores of the fungus scatter
throughout tho soil, which is apt to
become impregnated with tho germs
during tho growth ef a crop suscepti
ble to the disease. As the affected
parts of the plant aro below ground,
sad not to be readily reached by any
fungicide, a judicious rotation of crops
is a wise precaution. Cabbage kale,
Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, turnips or
radishes should not follow one another
if club root Is prevalent
If the crop is diseased all refuse st
harvest time of roots, stems and leaves
should bo examined, and only healthy
plants used The land should be kept
free from weeds, many of which are
liable to contract the disease and there
by spread it Lime used on the land
at tho rato of seventy-five bushels to
the acre has been found effective, and
by ita constant use cabbages and tur
nips may be grown continuously on
the same soil.
STICKING LIMA BEANS.
Dow to Prevent Poles from Betas Blown
Down bj Htormi.
An ioffeoiou* plan for setting bean
poles iu the most effectual way to pre
vent thom from being blown by storms
is shown in tho illustration from
sketches by A. G Garnott A forked
wooden splko made of seasoned young
oak or hickory, about one aad one-half
Inches in diameter and two and one
half feet in length, Is driven slantingly
into the ground by means of a tough,
hardwood mallet. After a heavy rain,
when the ground Is wet as deep as re
quired, give the spike some tape with
tho mallet to loosen It, then grasp it
where the branches fork, withdraw it,
and insert the bean pole, packing the
soil with the smsll end of the msllet
The stakes or poles are set in the
ground, as seen in the sketch, the two
outer ones slanting to cross each other.
The pole in the middle Is shorter and
IMPROVED METHOD OF SXTTIIfS BEA*
set vertical to reach the two which an
crossed. By this means when the Tinas
reach tha point where the poles cross
they will entwine themselves so strong
ly around the threo poles that with the
strong ban* they hare and the firm
hold In the ground, a hn rrioane could
scarcely blow them down, and tha
beans will floarish welL —American
ORCHARD AND GARDEN.
NEVER put manuro in closa contact
with the root* in sotting out treat
GOOSEBERRIES and currantado bast LA
a very rich soli.
To be of the best quality vegetables
must make a quick growth
A oooi) soli and thorough caltivatlon
will in a measure at least prevent mil
Plants raised in the hotbed should
be hardened off before being trans
HI'BATINO the apples for tha codling
moth should be pushed as soon as thi
Better prune annually and in this
way avoid tho necessity for removing
Land that cannot be profitably cul
tivated may often bo planted with
trees to advantage.
IT hardly seems good economy to
wait until the trees in the old oronard
die before planting a new one.
Ir given plenty of room the white
and sugar maples are fine dooryard
tree* for shade. A lawn set with ma
ples and evergreens presents a hand
Another Problem Solved.
Citizen (who likes home-mado bread)
•—My dear, I hear that the bakers'
trust has rushed through a law for
bidding women to make their own
Wife (indignantly) They have,
have they? I'll show 'em. Here,
Maria, run out and get me some yeast.
-N. Y. Weekly.
That Was Dlffereak
lie—lf you do not love me why did
you encourage me?
She—l? Encourage you?
He—For two seasons you have ao
eepted every one of my invitations to
Hhe -That was not because I loved
you; It was because I loved tho theatar.
| k'orget-Me Not.
An Overworked Idea.
You read a great deal in the funny
papers about fathors going downstairs
and kicking young men out for re
maining too late with their daughters,
but no such thing ever happened. All
a father ever does under such circum
stances is to growl at his wife.—Bur
I Man of Fashion (reading in a news
paper that a village schoolmaster had
■hot hliunelf l>ecause ho could not pay
a debt of fifty marks) —Ridiculous!
Why, If I wcro to shoot myself for
.avery fifty marks that I owe, I should