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Just as good time now, as any,
o ' »
to think of buying, to compare pri
ces and merits. We pin our best
faith to the CLEVELAND and
A wheel should be
Guaranteed. Ladies Phoenix.
We l\ave tliem rjow
ar\d will have
ir\ tt\e jSprir\£>.
Mrs. Jennie E. Zimmerman
For Fall and Winter.
NO HIGH TARIFF RATKS HERE!
We rejoice with the people that th*- tariff ijuexlion it a' U-t settled, awl we are pre
pared to meet all demands l"r Fall and Winter 0 <>■')• with pri< <-« lower than ever am)
oaali'y over and above my thing we have ever sbi «* n. Id DIiEHH GOOD.-i, L««lie«'
and Children'. Wrapc, Millinery, auil ir, Jilatd etc FJani.e!., Tarns and Woolen*
„f A |i kind*. Ho*ieiy and I'nderwear (or men, Women at.'l Children; Fine Trimmings,
consisting of Jeta, Lace, Braid, Buttons, and Fur Trimmings, all new and late design*
Note a few price* given below:
25c. I 50c. 50c
y r ln h Novelty Df*M Goods.4o'lndl All-Wool UlaO '■ lr>'h \>w Noveltv I
Iri all co orn. \ ifMl Nov} (ioodh, all-wool all rolors.
Real valoe • 4(c Kejtulftr price* - value* -
50e. 75e. 60c
W *"MUi'cbeV' H " k ' ' " mloK«! *ne T « "°
Krttolnr pilee - ffic. Actual value - II O) KCal value TV.
Linens Blankets & Flannels! Ail-Wool Flannels.
Bargains In Dain»»lc. Bank In*. Mirer Urty illanketa, &"■ t><-i|l>e»l'ouiitrv All-Wool Klan-
Toweli Cnixb. W»»ped iikit', real vatue, 75c. Be«t All ! nela In Butler for
ÜbeDX. WwA Coootrr Ulanicete, value,! i-Vrj er yard,
t.'. '.'j our | rice f.i.vi,
Oor Domentln I>"partmeiit i* aii Qfual full to overflowing, wit everything new,
•tapla and novel. Dor reputation i* lirmly e*t«bli-h*d for b".t i?railen UIK! lowest
priced Donieatic* offered in the citv. We un-an to maintain <>nr good record In thin
and all otber department*. Space lorlnd. a detail'-d price lint in HUH u* *ell an onr
Millinery and Wrap l)ep»rtin«nt* We re-pectlully »«k yon to call and see u., and we
Will o»>nviue« yoa The plaie to get the be*t value* for the lea.t money in at
Tbe Leading Dry Goods, Millinery and Wrap House of Bntler.
MRS J £ ZIMIKERM4M.
Cdht your «ty»H in upon tho flue din
tfTtJ tVIV Pi o }' of ihe new em and moat elegant
aty!e« in Footwear yon bnveever look
' v/ ed upon in II tier that we are now of
I 1 f< ring to the public
I i ■ "1 H'«- are now prepared to berve all
v I -I liuft ih that want g'ori, cuituble Foot
never lefore offered in
this town, quality coniidered The
l" j~yZ~i people of Isntler ci.unty know onr
I pi I wrdai d guarantee ih Hiflieienton any
N— I ~ I «.JL "hoe we offer, «► time bun prcren.
i.i ■ 1 ■ Il jr«.u are Inoki g for Ladien Hhi ea
aee our 75 and 95c. sl. 2f» and $l.5O;H< p®' d I'ok ut 'he $2. $2 50 and |:i,
as fine UH »ilk, in B'uelereltH and Hutir-n, Ncirow and Square Toe, all
IF YOU WANT MENB' SHOES
Von have got to the right place at liht, either in working nhoen or fine
dreaa sh'>eH Fine lin-;-( it 85c, i)0o, $1,51.25 arid $1 50; w ait a moment and
aee the $2 and $2 50 nboe in London, (Jl >l»8, Vule and Ht I.ouiß toea
Nothing like the in in ilutler
Well if you want HUHOOL fIHOK3 for your BOYB ANI) GIRLS,
•ee the great display at 45c, 50c, 75c, $1 and |1.25.
oy's and Youth's High Cut School Shoes.
Ifyoo ar.i looking for a ho'H i tbt'. your doll i"* w irth 100 centH to
every man, woman and child
If you are looking for a IDUSH that, cirrierf it* stock in the houne and
not in tbe newpaptirH, In fact if you want to trade with u reliable, firat-
CISSH Khoe House go at once to
IITJMI-CI /r< >N'H.
Where the majoritv <>f tho In-wt people of Hutl«r county do theru buy
ing in footwear 102 N. Main St, Butler, IV. oppoalte Hole' Lowry.
WA Summer lirivc
( /*jP6ev \ loses a measure of its plea: uif if ihe carriage is less lu*
A J urious, easy running and I:. nJ onie than it might bt-
have nothing but good pwiinfs. They're the hand .omcsl vehicles you can
get are a* strong and retire as they're sightly.
Ask and that, you see them it your dealer's.
Made by FREDONIA MFG. CO., Youngstown, Ohio.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
I Can't S!&£
lam all tired out—say many people
now. This means that the nervous system
is out of order. Hood's Sarsaparilla is
needed to purify at d vitalize the blood,
anl thus s-u. ply nerve strength. Take
it now. Remember
1 pa r ilia
Be sure to get llcod's C* ures
and only Hood s.
Hood's Pillsj ■ '"*■ t-^^ness.
r* Si : .
t *!BII!i Willi
■ i; MY
r PREMIUMS £ t/ZN FREE
'EPS OF nor. CCFftE
? trying to cure me of this Jisease. iv
/visited Hot Sprit,; s, a: J v. is t-eated f
\ by the best medial men, but was not /
/benefited. PPf)M Wi.enall>
S things had i .7failed 1/
/determined to try S. S. S., and in f
? four months was entirely cured. The I
/ terrible Eczema \v .-«s e, not a c ign \
Sof it left; my gen aihe -i;' up, /
> and I have never had a; v re; rn of 5
1 E":« GHILOHOODI
V S. S. S to a \
/ eases. ar.J have never sot krv v/n a failure to /
< cure. GEO. W. IRWIN. !rwin. Pa. >
/ Ncvf-r fails to cure. X
\ even after all other r
i rem*dl'*- Onr 1
\ Tr'-ntJ»<* on »n<l i
/ B-*L |>,.. um-h mailed C
J . Remedy f
I JT Which, f
> \ m% UfeVl ,u /
5 "MOTHERS' fRIEND" j
t Robs confinement of its Pain. Horror and;
( Risk, as man; testify. C
/ "My wife used only two bottles. S
/ She was easily and quickly relieved; \
lis now doing splen iidly.— /
I I. S. MORTON, Harlow, N. C. I
J S*-nt byeipr'-m or mall, on r«x-«?tpt of pri<-e. /
s IJ.M Book J
#" To Mother* ' mailed free v
S BBADFIELD UEGI'UTOR <O., Atlanta. (;>. \
A (imu Bnle Now (ioinu' on at
TH t: N KAY SHOE STOK
Lar<>*o w1 Stock, Lowf si Prices and Best BOOTS, SHOES and Rl BBERS
Ever Shown in Bntler County.
Don t Spend One Penny tor Footwear Before Calling on Me.
C. 2S. BaULSR..
215 IS. MAIN STREET. BXJTLER.
A business that keep; grow
ing through a sc.l HI OI <J ■
prcssion, SIK 'I .R, I CO ■< it .
has cxpcrii- ; •I, i. .1" i
dciii c 1 hat Jit<jpi i* r .. /c , v
save money by trading w; •>
us. WV know, an I a! /.u »
liave known, l!".-da> . of ' i
profits past. Wuiiout
question wo are giving m ■; _•
("or the money than f t>t y t .
Our s'ock i. larg . .•> !e
front than la 1 year.
' ALL AND SICK US.
Colbert & Dale.
YOU IAIN I'LNU^,"?*
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» »'IJ xill itct i"t naT«rtUiug »t IUWMI I
fUTTLEH. PA.,THURSDAY. OCTOBER 1894.
She kissed her hand as she r-m away,
and he. somewhat dazed at the turn
matters had taken, looked out on the
street with unseeing eyes. In his
heart, though, he was happy, delirious
ly so. He had loved her from the first,
and there had Been few holidays in Ills
busy life. He would forget that
ghastly specter lying at the morgue in
Denver, and for months live for loVf.
The world lay all before them: they
would put the past by.
"I will steal my happiness from life.''
he cried. "Let the world condemn
me. I can fight her battles; and no
man knowing my story and hers, see
ing her frightened, tortur. by that
maniac's memory, would do otherwise
than I do now."
Mrs. Minny appeared in her jaunty
traveling-suit, her sealskin jacket, a
dainty dotted veil over her hat, and
her dog under her arm.
"I never get married like other peo
ple," she said, cheerfully. "Look at
me in these clothes; and the other time
I had on an old dress, too."
Oliver winced. "Perhaps at the third
you'll have better luck, my pet."
"I have said something awful, I sup
pose," she laughed, "but I am SIJ happy
I don't care, and I said good-by to that
ghost room. Oh, I'm so glad I've got
somebody alive to be with!"
"I believe you are going to marry me
out of fear," he said, as they drove
along in the carriage.
"You don't think that, sweetness,"
she said, contentedly; "and you have
got your lovely look. You always were
like a man out of a novel to me. A
city bachelor. Aunt Hannah says.
Won't she be surprised? but, do you
know, she said I had leanings towards
you all the time?"
Mrs. Minny was very reserved when
the two strange gentlemen joined
them, and when the marriage service
was b»*ing read trembled a little, until
Skye yawning dolefully—he had not
slept well, poor dog, in the hotel
cellar—made her smile, and she was
radiant when the solemn ceremony
was over. They were married in a
shabby parsonage of an out-of-the way
church, by an underfed parson in
threadbare clothes, and Minny's gen
erous heart rejoiced when she caught
a glimpse of a fifty-dollar bill Oliver
paid for the few moments' talk that
meant so much—the ceremony that is,
after all. the strongest link in the
chain of human happiness.
Oliver had told his two friends some
thing 'if the events preceding this
strange marriage, so they were tactful
enough to say the right things at the
little dinner the four had in the very
private rootn where Minny had eaten
the day befoVc. Skye behaved pretty
well, anil the only cloud on his mis
tress' brow was when one of the
strangers stupidly asked if the dog
was going on the wedding trip.
"Of course," she said, decidedly.
"Of course," echoed Oliver, meekly,
und the two guests smiled the old, old
smilu of the married who knows.
"It was a little like Hamlet," Minny
whispered when she und her husband,
and of course the dog, drove to the
He laid his linger lightly on her lips.
"Sweet, there are things best unsaid."
"You will find me so full of faults,"
she sighed, in remarkable meekness.
"Skye, gip'e me your paw; this is your
new papa, and if lie gets cross, why, 1
can pet you II will lie no new experi
ence to you, unhappy dog."
Then Oliver laughed and hugged her
"What a child you are!" he said.
Al the depot he sent a telegram to
"I have married Mrs de Ue-itaud We arc
oil ou a trip, and want to hear nothing from
Denver. Tell my clerks 1 won't be home for
four months Have sent word to Jones II
Ilalley to take my cases. lam happy, anil she
Is divine We have the dog along
When, after two months' absence,
Oliver telegraphed Dr. John to forward
his mail to St. Augustine, the first let
ter he opener! was one addressed to
himself from Newcastle, Me. Mrs.
Minny leaned on his shoulder as ho
"DKAU Hit Ol.lVKIt: The flmt thing 1 saw
on rny gi-ttlng home from Pari., France, was a
letter In my niece Mlruiy's unreadable hand
writing, which she says is Italian, but Is as
hard to read as a picket fence. 1 would have
wrote right away, but the house was In such a
niuns from shiftless people 1 left some llalleys
In charge of It—that f had V turn to aud go to
hous'-cleanlng before I ctttild live In the place.
I made out that Minny Is married to you. and
roost likely on the very day her llrst husband
was til ing hurled. Ido hope folks here won't
learn of It; my family has given the village
more to talk about than they ever had tiefore,
and they are dragging me over the coals now.
Most of 'em knows I've been to France, and
they pcMter me to death Inquiring round.
"I guess you about felt obliged to uiarry Min
ny to take care of her, and I foresee she set a
store by you be ore lier llrnt husband died.
I was right, 100, In qui-Nllontiig you atiout her.
Well, folks' ways Is different nowadays. If I'd
bad Niece Mluny's bail luck with one man I
never should have taken another one."
(Oliver looked back.lnto the rosy face leaning
over his chair "Well, Minny?"
"You di-ar thing," cooed Mrs. Minny, with a
soft 11111«- kin., "she ilon'l dream how lovely
you are! Uead on. 1 don't care- Aunt Han
nah's letters are like cold shower baths—they
send chills all over you und little stings, but
make you feelgood afterwards.")
"I am sure, though, you, being well on In
years, can regulate Mlnnv's conduct, and tie
stern wlih her, too. Mrs. Poole Is mighty bit
ter towardH Minny fur her gtilug.-on with Sam
arid says he's taking to smoking cigars and
playing billiards since she rode with him and
acted no flirtatiously Hut Minny didn't do
("Aunt Hannah*, relenting." laughed Mrs.
"And that Poote boy ain't hall baked, any
way; none of the Poole* ever were. I waul
you to see that Minny wears her rubbers when
It's wet, and lakes cure of herself; for her
mother's fnlus it wi-akly, and her mother
died of consumption."
(Oliver drew his wife to his knee, and,
dropping the letter, looked al her anxiously.
"The pattens urc awfully long lived," she
said, merrily. "Don't be a goose. She didn't
think I would hear that, you know."
"I shall lake you to l)r. John," he said,
seriously, "when we gel home."
"I like him HO much!" she murmured. "In
tny trunk I nave his stnoltlng-rap: I'll glvv It
back, now I have you. I kept II to remember
our ride by."
Oliver took up the h-tter again)
•*I can't have no regreln that Mr. de Itcs
laud Is dead. He wus a dreadful profitless
man to everybody, and made Minny unhappy
enough 1 hojie he had change of tieurl aforo
he died in that asylum, tint Dr. John wrote he
didn't know anything It wus good of l»r. John
to go there and slay by him. there uln't, to my
mind, many men angels walking about on
earth, but the doctor's one of 'em. Ili-fore I
forget It, bring him with you when you conie
4uwn nest summer, a. I hope you will com.,
Mr oilvi r, for I t ;t store by yuu ou aCcount
ol your kindui ns to tho poor child."
("You see she pais you on the back now,"
chirped Mrs. Minny.)
"Before 1 close my letter I must tell you
about my vl.lt to Paris, France: and, though it
seemed hcarllcft* to take Frankle away, Minny
Is Utmost about It ami she will till you I done
right. I wan mortal afraid Henry would steal
him off. null, as he Ik a croupy child, he would
get bin death; HO I Just took him myself acrona
ocean to Henry's folk. 1 wa'u't much sick on
tbe voyage, nor tho baby, but W«H bothered
most In France on account of folk, not under
standing nje lliiWHomevcr, there was some
Philadelphia people along that I got acquainted
with, and th'-y HOI me right, for they could talk
with the French. Finally, when I got to the
general's house, coining In a tab that charged a
mortal bill for waiting, ou ai-couut of me being
lotcrcHtcd In talking, I found tbe general lu a
Hue old man, too, and he could talk Kngllsb
ffSMSttftMe w■ H. lup and told him VI I fij .•
keeping Franklo on my lap Now,' Hays I, 'lf
jrou dmj'l waul this poor little child and treat
him us vuur own, 1 tuko kliu to iny homo, (or
I'm weinto-do, and the litilo creeiur's prowcJ
Into my affections." Goodness me. he knowi-d
most of it, that man Le»U having kept him In
formed. He set riplit down and talked friendly
as possible, said Slinny ought to have come to
htm. would treat her as a daa?hter: Th n his
eyes flT.ed with tearsacd he took I.tUe Frankie
c \ /
MRS. MIXSiT LEASED ON HIS SUOL'LDER.
ID his arms, and told me Iheir Alphonse was
dead, and his eldest son's wife was a helpless
Invalid who wept Dlghl and day. I took my
things and went upstairs with him to
her room—such a grand house:—and there she
was a pale little creetur, that could only Jab
ber In French; but baby smiled on her—babies
knows any language—and she shook hands
kind with me, and the upshot of the matter
was 1 stayed two weeks In their house, till
Frankle got acquainted with the new nurse. I
forgot to tell ytti I never thought of that cab
till I was eating dinner three hours after
wards, and I jumped right UD and was running
out, but Henry's brother, a respectable, sol
emn-looking man. sent one of the help out, and
a bill there must have been, but he wouldn't
let me settle 'Fore 1 news of Henry's
death come and upset them all, and then Lewis
and Annette was expected, and as I didn't
want to see them two—especially him—l went
away. They sent a cordial invite for Mlnny to
come, but 1 told them I guessed she'd like
America best, as I do. where you can tell what
folks say when they arc talking
"The general give me to understand they
would legally adopt Frankle, and I told 'em you
would sign any documents—as I know you
would—for the boy's sake. He will have a fine
property some dav I was awful lonesome go
ing home. My old arms was empty and I cried
myself to sleep lots of nights.
"X will now close. Be good to Minny, Mr.
Oliver, and come down early anil stay all sum
mer Younrto command.
Sometimes, as the years glide by,
Mrs. Minny's arms arc empty, too, and
her heart yearns for tho little baby
over the sea. No other child has come
to her, and her husband frowns at the
mention of a journey to France- he is
jealous of even the little hold the lost
baby has on her affections; so there is
a thorn in her bed of roses. Skye, too,
is old and sleepy; or is it herself who
has no desire for play? Is she becom
ing grown-up and different? Will he
love her just the same, perhaps more?
lie must tire of her childishness. Hut
he does love her, and so fondly.
Oliver, on his part, saw the decay of
his political prospects with calmness.
Ho heard one day at the club some
thing they did not wish him to hear.
A knot of men were discussing the
possibility of his securing the nomina
tion for governor in the coming elec
"Never in the world," said one of his
friends. "There is some story about
his wife; she does not go in society at
all—a pretty little thing. I wonder,
though, how a man can throw away
his future for a pretty face."
"What was wrong?" asked another.
"I'm not sure," answered the first.
"I do know he married her the day
Ht'T UK I)OKH MIVK IIKIi, AMI SO KONDI.V.
after her husband tliut crazy Frepch
fellow De Rostand- -died, and that ho
ran away with her ono night from her
home up in tho North park. Oliver
had it shooting-box there. You
couldn't make liitn governor; regular
exodus of our wives to the east; they
never would call on her."
The words stung Oliver a little; but
that evening, when his wife went to
meet, him at the door, wearing a little
yellow gown, too, as in that night in
the past, with Sky<- at her heels, he
smiled in content. Ilow inllnitely
small were all honors men might give
uian lieaide the real heart-happiness of
love! Hi- thought he would rather be
married than l«- president; and he
blessed the kindly fate that led him to
the valley of the Troublesome and
the little Troublesome lady there.
ti.r irniutlo:. V.
The policeman was standing on the
street corner about midnight thinking
of mother, home and friends, when a
belated p:-d<- Irian touched him on tho
"I say, officer," lie said, huskily,
"how fur is it to the nearest police sta
"About five blocks," responded the
officer, eying him sharply.
"Itlocks of what?"
"lilocks of town, of course. What
did you think It was?"
"Warm night like this, didn't know
but what it might be blocks of ice.
Which way is It?"
"Two blocks down this street and
three blocks to your left."
Without as much as thanking tho
offii-er, the pedestrian started off in ex
actly tin- opposite direction.
"Here," called the officer, "that Isn't
"Course il ain't," answered the man
without stopping. "You didn't suj>-!
pose I wiin I i>d to go to tho stution
house, ditl you?" Detroit Free Press.
|l<. Millie U Mistake.
"I tell you," said tin- Inspector, lean
ing back in liis chair, "detective work
is not the snap it's cracked up to be."
"Were you ever badly taken in?"
"Well, rather. The worst 1 was ever
fooled was by a pretty, baby-eyed, in
nocent-looking young girl. I could
have sworn she was an angel!"
"And wasn't she?"
"Well, 1 guess not! She hud a temper
like a western cyclone; and once when
I attempted to cull her down, I thought
an earthquake had struck inc."
"How did you happen to discover lier
"Simply enough I married her."—
TIMES ARE CHANGED.
An <lid Woman'! Reflection* on Ill ° Vir
tue* of Long Agu.
"Law," said one of the wealthiest old
ladies in Clarke county, Ind.. the other
day, according to the Louisville Com
mercial, "girls are not what they used
to be. This is the fir*t time that I have
been in town for thirty years, and I
had no idea that there was any such
carryings-on. Why, there is a man who
works for a living- at so much per wee"k,
an 4 his family has a carriag-e. and they
spend nearly everything he makes.
The dinners they have at their houses
are nicer than I have, and their chil
dren are dressed finer than any I ever
saw before. I reared fifteen children
myself, but none of them ever had such
clothes as those children of this man
have. Still, all of mine now have good
farms and bank accounts, and go to
church, and try to be Christians. When
I was married my husband had a horse
and I owned a cow. They were all
that we had. We rented a place, atjd
now we not only own that place, but
several more in that neighborhood, be
sides some business property In Louis
ville. Thave never worked hard, and
have enjoyed myself in a quiet way.
These people who are spending every
thing they get, and would be in a bad
fix if fhe husband were suddenly
thrown out of work, can hardly be
having a better time than I am, be
cause they must be continually worry
ing as to how long they can keep it up.
I am positively alarmed when 1 think
of it myself. These are the kind of
people that fill the almshouses. Every
body can save, unless there Is sickness
in the family."
A THREELEYED LIZARD.
On* of the Moit Striking C'urlotltlfii of the
"Speaking of lizards, the queerest
one we have seen for a long time
Reached us the other day from Xew
Zealand," says a scientist in the Wash
ington correspondence of the St. Louis
Globe-Democrat. "It is named the
'cyclopean lizard' because it has a third
eye on the top of its head. However, it
Is not a true lizard, but a sort ot con
necting link between the lizards and
the turtles. The species is limited to a
small island near New Zealand, and it
has been rendered almost entirely ex
tinct by hogs with a taste for its flesh.
It attains a length of three feet, but all
of the big ones were eaten up long ago.
The third eye is rudimentary, but a dis
section ot its structure plainly reveals
the eye socket, the lens, and a strand
of nerves connecting- the visual tract of
"This eye is interesting chiefly be
cause it corresponds to the third eye with
which every U uman la-ing is provided.
The so-called 'pineal gland' is actually
pn eye that has become rudimentary.
The gland is about the size and shape
of a pea, and is situated In the middle
of the head. Place the end of your
finger just above the bridge of your
Dose, on a level with the eyes, and di
rectly l*ehind that point live inches is
the gland. It still retains somewhat
the structure of an eye. The ancients
Supposed it to be the center of con
sciousness and the seat of the soul."
Cut« Hayings Attributed to the Talka
There is no end to the stories about
parrots. We all doubtless remember
the cheeky bird at the parrot show,
which, uncovered last <>f all among tho
competitors, placed his head knowing
ly on one side, and ejaculated: "My
eye! what a lot of parrots!"—of course
securing the prize. A Boston man has
a parrot that puts its claw before its
face, and shyly croaks: "Polly had a
letter this morning an ufTer of mar
riage tilt Polly!" and a Philadelphia
parrot earnestly adjures the children
to "Hurry up to school—last bell Is
ringings -you'll be late!" Another poor
parrot was owned by a young man who
tried to teach It to welcome a rich rela
tive with the words: "Good morning,
uncle!" The bird was slow to learn,
Bo he lost his temper, took the bird by
the neolt and shook it, exclaiming, an-
Kily: "Bay 'good morning, uncle,' you
oil" The next day the young man
heard a terrible noise In the hennery.
On making his way there, he found
three bens dead on the floor, while on
a perch In the corner was the parrot,
holding a hen by the throat, and shriek
ing: 'good morning, unele,' you
A FLORAL CURIO. 1
Th« Wonderful Snow Flower of Northern
One of the greatest curiosities la the
snow flower that blooms in the north
ern portion of Siberia, where the earth
la continually covered with a coating of
snow and frost. This wonderful plant
shoots forth from the frozen soil on tho
first day of the year, and reaches tho
height of about three feet; It blooms on
the third day, remains open twenty
four hours and then returns to its
original elements. It shines for a single
day, theu the stem, leaves and flower
are converted into snow. The leaves
are three in number. The flower la
htar-shajM'd, its (M-tals about as long as
the leaves and atiout half an inch wide.
On the third day the extremities of the
leaves show little glistening specks,
like diamonds, alxnit the size of the
head of a pin. These are the seeds of
this queer flower. On one occasion
some of these seeds were gathered and
husllly transported to St. Petersburg.
They were there placed in a lied of
snow, where they were kept until tho
llrst of the following year, when the
snow flower burst forth and was great
ly admired and wondered at by all who
A t'enroutilo IVopli*.
The Nazareues are u sect who resem
ble the Quakers in some respects, en
tertaining strong scruples agulnst war
in any form. They have many mem
bers in Hungary, Transylvania and the
Danube valley, and suffer many hard
ships because of their refusal to liear
arms. One of their number was re
cently court-martialed at Kragujcvata
und sentenced to ten years hard labor
"(Jot ii nice piece of real estate In tho
suburbs, huve you?" said the roaming
agent of tho Wisconsin nursery.,
"Wouldn't you like to have it covered
with some nice trees or shrubbery?"
"No. I have It covered already," re
plied the Dearborn street cigar dealer.
"What have you got on It?"
"A big, healthy mortgage."-- t'hicago
"Y\ hat do you mean by threatening
lue as you have? I hear that you
swore if I cut across your field again
you would shoot me us you would a
"Oh, that's all right. I never shoot
dogs." Ilostou Transcript.
A ftMrtto Collection ot
Cumso Tuddells lius a very vuluublo
Fungle I didn't know that he Intd
any IxMiks to speuk of.
I'uniso O, yes. lie hus six bunk
books which show uu credit
0i966,000. Detroit Free Prens.
A llou.eliold ColtTfmleneo.
Mrs. Tldey I never knew till I mar
ried Arthur how much a full tieurd
1 if/-111 -II . the duties of II tioiisekccger.
Vlilting Friend Why, what has a
full lieuril to do with housekeeping,
Mrs. I'idey It makes such a nice
crumb e»teller. J udirc.
WILL GOOD ROADS PAY?
Th«. I l;um In Thl. Article Clrr an
The question of roads and their im
provements have received, within the
la»t two year-, a great deal of con
sideration, ar.d while volumes have
been written, tests made of materials
(jnd samples of roads built, yet there is
room for further discussion and con
sideration. The problem at the present,
of vital importance, is not so mcch
whether it is advisable to improve our
roads in a permanent and systematic
but will we profit by the in
vestment? Will such roads pay their
first cost and subsequent maintenance?
As an illustration of this we submit an
estimate which we have prepared for
improving 175 miles, being the road
mileage, at the present maintained, in
the township of Yarmouth, in the
county of Klgin, which is the closest
173 miles cost fI.HOO per mile #315,000 00
Equal annual payments 1 per cent.,
50 years IS.2K", 4j
Maintenance, SJO per mile 3.500 00
Total yearly payment 21,710 45
Present system, including statute la
bor at jl per day 6.0H0 00
Thirty years'actual yearly rate 12.716 45
Total acreage, in township, 70,01)0
Assessed value. S"J,700,000; f>er 100 acres,
$3,850. Estimated actual value, 54,-
000,000. Extra rate required for annual
payment, 4" t mills. Estimated increase
in value of property, 10 per cent.,
In constructing 175 miles of stone
road, 50 per cent, of $157,500 would
be expended for labor that could be
performed by the ratepayers; this
w-ould equal S"-'-5 for each 100 acreS.
The roads would cost $315,000, of
which $157,500 would be spent in the
township. The property would be in
creased in value $400,000. Taking
these figures into consideration, the
township would be benefited to the
extent of $-24'J,500 over and above the
cost of construction of the road. In
estimating the increosed value, we are
Satisfied that we have placed it at a
very low figure, furnishing, as the
roads will, sure means of transporta
tion every day in the year, which must
prove the profit of the investment to
the farmer, to the merchant and to the
commerce of the world.
The reasons for this are many «nd
various. Fertility being constant, it
is the accessibility of market that fixes
the value of tillable land. It is tho
facilities for transportation afforded
by her network of railways that has
given Ontario her wealth of agricul
ture. Without such means the vast
resources of our country would be al
most valueless. And so we claim that
the same law by which a railroad
gives value to real estate will also
hold when a hard road completes tho
transportation system from farm to
shipping station. For all practical
purposes, that piece of land has been
moved several miles nearer the mar
kets of the world, and at times it has
been rescued from the dead sea of des
olation and anchored to a present civ
ilization. Its fortunate possessor, no
longer at the mercy of the barometer,
can go where he pleases and come
when he gets ready. His produce ho
can sell when the prices aru best, and
is not like his mud-bound brethren,
compelled to wait tho pleasure of sun
shine and shower, and then in some
halcyon days, when the roads are
good, is not like him compelled to
force his product upon an unwilling
market at whatever price a crowded
Warehouse, elevator or railroad may
dictate, liis teams, instead of being u
heavy expense, and of little use from
four to six months in the year can be
profitably employed every day, and
that, too, with less wear and tear of
vehicles, less loss of time, and less
danger of crippled horse i than iu at
tempting to fathom a bottomless some
thing sometimes called a public high
way. True, you can sometimes haul
in winter on dirt roads just as well as
any other, but the benefits to be de
rived from this are largely offset by
the fact that such a state of uffuirN is
so uncommon, so unlookcd for that
yon arc totally unprepared to take ad
vantage of it. licsides, it is only a
question of a few degrees of the ther
mometer, when the hard frozen dirt
returns to its original plasticity,
and the so called road becomes
neither a thing of beauty intra joy for
ever, nor even a fit associate to tho
progress, the civilization and the
Christianity of the nineteenth century.
But with the change to solid roads all
uncertainty vanishes. Tho distance to
market is a constant factor every day
in the year. No purulysis of business,
no stagnation of trade, no slow collec
tions, because the farmer is stuck In
the mud. He has taken his rightful
place in the business world, and is in
creasing profits by decreasing cost of
production. His hauling is doue when
crops do not need, or on account of the
weather, cannot receive his attention.
It is done at less expense as the loads
are larger and are hauled in less time,
lie receives for the product of his skill
and toil that price ullottcd by that
supreme law of finance, supply und do
mand, and is no longer at tho mercy of
greedy speculators, and glutted mar
kets. And if the cost of these rotols be
not in excess of what is absolutely
necessary, and be at ull fairly dis
tributed among those benefited, it is
our firm belief that many miles could
be constructed at u direct financial
profit to say nothing of the mental and
lnorul improvement which might arise
from the closer association of villago
und country life, to say nothing of tho
fact too often forgotten in this rush
ing age, that man is not a mere ma
chine successful most, us most he
gnlns, and hoards of gold, but is made
to live in the fullest sense of that term
to enjoy the sights und sounds of na
ture, to love the beautiful, to revere
his Maker not alone with selfish aim,
but with that broadened view which
most rejoices when others are the most
glad.—A. W. Campbell, C. E., lu Mu
ENSU.AOK has worked its way to a
prominent position umoiig feeds for
cows on its merit. The cow was get
ting wonders outof ensilage when sol
ence said it wus an inferior fend.
Money In It.
"There isn't any money to be made;
outof the races," sighed Chappie, who
had just backed the losing horse.
"Yes, there. Is," said a stranger at
his elbow. "I run a French, German,
English and Irish intelligence office,
and It pays good money." Harpers
Her Idea of It.
He How uAich did you give for that
She Twenty-live dollars.
lie—Great Cu-sur! I only pay five for
She—That may lie, my dear; but I'm
sure 1 should not object if you pave
twenty-five. Detroit Free Press.
May—Are you still calling on Nellie
Brother Jack Yes; she's a very bright
May —She must bo. I hear you
don't need u light in tho parlor when
you and she are there.—Philadelphia
Wrung from III* Moul.
'•Q conic off!"
It wuh the* npjM nllntf, horror-Mtrurk,
heart-broken outcry of a strong man in
Mr. Kitjones hud wen his daughter,
Luuru, for the llrst time riding her bi
cycle in red bloomers. Chicago Trib»
Direetlon* for Mtklug itod Cuing the Right
Kind of Fnmetvork.
Cisterns that are built in the ground
are usually of a round form, ns they
are more durable and less liable to
cave in thau those of a square or oc-
I tagonal form. To make a round cis
tern in the usual manner requires a
man with a correct judgment of dis
' tance, unless a proper framework is
j used as a model. The accompanying
' illustration, from a sketch by L. D.
Snook, shows how this frame is made
and used. After the excavation is
made, and the bottom laid with brick
or cobblestone, the center of the bot
tom is found, and a hole is made, in
which is inserted the lower end of a
standard. A, the upper end of which
revolves in a hole in a plank, the ends
of which rest upon the banks of the
excavation. To this standard has pre
viously been nailed a skeleton frame
of boards, C. The outer sides $f these
Represent the form and inclination of
the cistern walls. It is plain that as
the walls are laid up. and this guide is
brought into position by revolving it,
the workman can place each brick or
stone at the right angle. To make all
easy working, an inch space should be
left between the wall and outer edge
of guide. For a common house cistern
a diameter of eight feet inside the
MANNER or BUILDING A OOOD CISTERN,
walls will prove large enough, and
would be a proper guide in the forma
tion of the walls. If possible, fill in
the space back of the wall as the
stiucture progresses, tamping the soil
firmly in position. If it be dry weath
er, it should be made wet and firmly
pressed, that the inside pressure when
filled with water will not cause the
wall to crack or give way. An egg
shaped form is best, with the top or
small end long drawn out or elongated,
as shown above. This guide is not ex
pensive, and when the walls are up it
is knocked to pieces and thrown out.
KEEPING A RECORD.
now to Keep Track of the Phyalral Con
dition of Animal*.
Some one has said that a daily rec
ord of the weight of milk given by
each cow in a dairy herd is, of itself
I .lone, of very little value in determin
ng the relative value of each cow com
posing the herd, because the weight of
the trtllk Is no indication of its quality.
The practice of keeping such a record
is, however, of sufficient value to
abundantly repay for the expense in
curred. Sucti a record Is a valuable
indicator of the physical condition of
the different animals. Any materi&l
irregularity in the amount of milk
given by any cow indicates something
out of order In the cow's health, or in
the feed or water or treatment.
Weighing the milk shows the Impor
tance of milking the cows regularly
at even intervals of time. The effect
of such a record is most salutary upon
those doing the milking. It creates a
greater interest in the work of milk
ing, creating a spirit of emulation
among the milkers to have the cows
in their charge excel the others in the
quanlty of milk given; and wlr n the
weighing Is done in plain sight the
effect is better quality of work being
done, and rarely will any cows be left
half milked. Such records show the
effect Of slow or Incompetent milkers,
the yield of the milk varying with the
skill of the milker, lint however use
ful these Incidental results of such a
record may be, If It is coupled with
some easy method of calculating the
quality of each cow's milk, the knowl
edge thus gained of the real merit of
each cow In the herd will supersede all
these other advantages. The Babcock
test is the only simple and acurate
method by which the quality of milk
may be measured. With the use of
this test and the scales the dairyman
aoon learns the worth of the different
The Cauaa of Htrlafy Milk.
When a cow is neariug the time of
calving, the milk undergoes u change,
and she should be dried. It is not ad
visable to milk any cow within six
weeks of calving, the milk organs
needing this time at least to prepare
for the change incident to the birth
of a calf. If the cow Is not near the
time of calviug, the fibrous milk indi
cates an Inflamed condition of the ud
der, which is commonly called garget.
The treatment for this is hot fermen
tations of the udder, with gentle
kneading to soften the hard portions,
and, after ten minutes of this, the ud
der is dried and well rubbed with cam
phorated soap lluimcnt. No iodine in
any form is to be used In such eases.
A pound of cpsom salts should be given
in some warm oatme tl gruel. If there
Is difficulty In drawing off the milk
on account of Its thickness, inject
some solution of carbonate of soda
with a syringe, ami lu a few minutes
milk it out; It will then have dissolved
the fibrous matter, which Is to lie got
rid of, ami not left in the udder.—N.
II k MHfl atf'
Mrs. l'atrlck—l thought ye* said ye
would put the money away for a rainy
Mr. l'atrlck—So Ol did, and th' next
day It rained.—St. Louis Republic.
The Kaelaat Way Out.
"If your boys doesn't reform, old fel*
low, you won't be able to keep hlin out
of jail when he grows up."
"Don't you believe It. I'pi going to
make a policeman out of him.' Life.
Heally a Hcrloiw Matter.
Actor —Hurry, or we'll miss the train.
Actress- I can't find my diamonds or
"Oh, well, never wind."
WOKE HIM UP AT LAST.
How a Sleeping Telegraph Operator Wat
A routed to Doty.
There is a pood story about a tele-;
graph operator who once worked the
land wifth in the Duxbury cable office
going to sleep one night and a message
having to be sent six or seven thou
sand miles to wake him up. The oper
ator is now a practicing physician in
Cambridge, Mass., but before annexing
M. D. to his name was one of the gilt
edge telegraphers of the country, says,
a writer in Donahoe's Magazine.
One night while on duty in the Dux
bury office he fell asleep at his key.
The sleep was a sound one. The New
York operator called till out of
patience, when he sent a message to'
Boston requesting the chief operator
in charge to tell Duxbtfry to answer
New York. The sleeper, however, was
as deaf t6 Boston's "I)i, Di," as to the;
Impatient characters flashed oft from
I New York.
In the cableroom next the sleeping
I operator was the cabfe artist. The
room was dark and he was watching
the mirror for the tiny sparks that in
those days went to up a message.
To him the Morse alphabet was all
Greek, so the sleeper slept on.
■ Seeing no other way out of the
j muddle and thinking the operator
i asleep, New York called Canso in J* ova
Scotia and addressed a message to the
! cable operator at Duxbury. The mes
"Go into the other room and wake up
Canso sent it to Heart's Content in
Newfoundland; tleart's Content
rushed it Boroas the deep to Valentia.
From there it went to London, thence
to Dover, and across the channel to
Calais and to Brest. Brest kept it
moving on to Miquelon and Miauelon
gave the cable operator at Duxbury a
unique surprise. The sleeper was then
aroused, about eleven minutes having
been taken by the grand round of the
cablegram. He tried to explain mat
ters by telling New York he wa# out
of adjustment. The story didn't im
press the officials as being truthful,
and in a day or two there was a vacancy
THE SOLDIER'S WORK.
Regular* IjLbor the Name H Any Other
"Carrying a gun and shooting when
you are ordered to shoot is a business
the snme as laying briok or making a
boiler to the average regular soldier,"'
said one of the privates of a company'
on guard at the custom house during
the great strike, says the Chicago
Herald. "These people," he contin- 1
ued, "who call themselves laboring'
people, and jeer at us and insult u4,'
saem '<o forget that when a mail,
enters the regular army in times ox
peace he doesn't do it from any par
ticular motive of patriotism. It is a
business with him, and it has less of
feeedom in it than any class of labor
that 1 know anyhting about. A regu
lar is absolutely under the eyes of his
superior day and night. Ho oan T t go
the street without permission.
He has requirements made of him every
hour in the day. He undergoes about
as many privations as any laboring man
I ever heard of. I wonder if some of|
these civilians who think proper to Jeer
£t us, and Insult us, as many have done
in Chicago, ever stop to realize what we
have done for their welfare and gooa
in other times? I wonder if they think|
we have Iteeu kept, sometimes for
months and years, away from the civil
ization which has given them so many
advantages? I wonder if they thinly
we are doing this thing for our health?
The regular private is as much a labor
ing man as any now on a strike; he
is under a contract, the violation of
which means disgrace if hot death. And
yet it remained for us, who have
been among Indians and snowstorms
and all privations, to come here, under
orders, to be insulted and spitefully
THE ORIGIN OP TATTOOING.
It I>atc« Ho Far Back That I* I* Lost In
Tattooing dates back so far that it la
Impossible to"discover when it was first
practiced, but it was ono of the prac
tices that were prohibited to the Jews,
for in Leviticus 10:28, is the follow
hig: "Ye shall not make any cuttings
In your flesh for the dead, nor print
any marks upon you." From this it
may be inferred that tattooing was
prevalent in the days of Moses. It is 4
custom that prevails a'taiong the savage
nations of the earth and tattooing 1*
practiced to this day, except whers
Christianity and civilization have put
a stop to it. It was al one time yearq
ago, and Is yet, but not to such &
marked degree, a fad among sailors to
have various designs placed on the
body. It was also a fad among a cer
tain class of silly women to haVe their
lover's name tattooed on the arm of,
breast. There arc sailors in almostj
every seaport at this time who aro will
ing for a consideration to place flgoreA
on the flesh of any who aro foolish
enough to have disfiguring marka
driven beneath the surface of the akin
with needle points dipped Into coloring
Skinned Hliuxlf and At* It.
My unole and sister and I were ovjt
lu the garden one day watching a lit
tie toad, and my uncle took a twig and
very gently scratched first oni
side of the toad and then (Tic other.
The toad evidently onjoyed It, for he
would roll slowly from side to side,
says a correspondent In the I'hlludol
?hla Press, and blink very expressively,
was so Interested that when they
went In 1 took the twig and did as my
unelo had done. If, thohgbt I, If he
rolls from side to side, as I touch hlip,
what would he do if I ran the twig
down his back? I did so, and what do
you think happened? His skin, which
Was thin and dirty, parted in a neat
little scam, showing a bright new coat
Delow, and then my quiet little toad
allowed his knowledge, for he gently
and carefully pulled oft his outer skin,
taking it off the body and logs droit
and then blinking it over his 6yea, till
,—where had it gone? He had rolled Ii
in a ball and awaliowed it.
Not long since Col. Yerger, of Austin
moved Into a new house. About a,
week ago Gllhooly, meeting him, asked
him how he liked his new location.
"The location Is all right."
the neighbors sociable?"
"Have they called on you yet?"
"I think so; but I was not at hoiue."
"You ought to roturn the call. They
are very nice people."
"Yes, I'm going to return their calls
If there Is ouo more stick of lire Wood,
missing."—Alex Sweet, in Texas Sift
Kraaonlnv by Comparison.
She Hero I read in the paper that if
the forces employed by women In lac-,
ing their stays and buttoning the boots
could be condensed It would more than
sufflco to drive all the machinery in the
factories and the railway engines in
the whole of Germany.
He—Good gracious! Why, then the
concentrated power of their tongues
would be eopable of lifting the earth
off its hinges!—WVstfallscher Kurler.
In an Kxt'ter (N. H.) town meeting
the question of building a new fence
about a burying ground was consid
ered. Judge Jeremiah Hmlth opposed it.
' What is the need, Mr. Moderator,"
said he, "of u new fence about such
place? Those who arc outside have nOj
desire to get in, and those who are in