Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, October 18, 1894, Image 1

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DON'T Want
A Wheel?
Just as good time now, as any,
to think of buying, to compare pri
ces and merits. We pin our best
faith to the CLE\ LLAVD and
A wheel should be
Looking V Jr
Guaranteed, Ladies Phoenix.
We I]< ive
ar\d will have
ii\ t l\e Sprii\o-
Our Opening Days:
Oct. 18,19,20.
We make a fonn:il display "1 »ur new FALL A.VO
WINTER MILLIN'EItV. "To mak» thuse red l«t'er
d.-iys in our millinery history, we intend to make tbi>
a lirsnd Millinery Fete. May bright ski- s ami gmid
iortnno attend the ladies, denyiug uo oue the privi
lege of visiting our second floor on these
onr reception and exhibition day?. The
showing is fresh and bright, with HII the
new thoughts of the season —tbe conceits of
French millinery, things of art that only dreams can
iuveut; hats and bonnets of our ow conception that
are dear to the beautydovint; ruiinli< hut uui dear in
price. Of all things here moderation in price in
onr millinery is one ol the lirst. AIMI a full IUIH of
WINTER WRAPS on display.
Mrs. Jennie E. Zimmerman
fun your ejfg in upoij the fine die
\tv i>lay (.! -he m vvt&t uuri niot.t elegant
T.*<' )(¥*•. Hjlet-in Footwear yon havenver look
~ 'J td upon in Builer tL«t we are n >tv of
I f « ri njtr to the public
I A )c'- ' syf' |T —| U'e are now prepared to serve all
I Jr I buyeri- that went gr-od, suitable Foot
|[V^> ibis town, quality coiisidered. Tbe
If || rr 1 people of Butler eounlv know our
|_ 1~, wc rd aud guarantee is sbfTicient en any
i«=- jT —| JL shoe we offer, as time baa pr ven.
| ■■ -s-.L. If yt u are Iceki: gft r I.f.dies Shoes
pee our 75 ard 95e, fl.2ft anc $1 50;s'«psrd 1 ik at <li«- $2, $2 50 and $3,
as fine as silk, in Blucheretts atd rotten, Narrow r.na Square Toe, all
Yon have g<,t to the rigrh-t place at l>i-t,, either in working shoes or ftn«
dress shoes. Fir e lines at 85c, 90c, $1,51.25 a-id $1 50; wait a moment and
see the $2 and $2 50 shoe in London, Glebe, Yale ami St. Louis toes
Nothing like them in Butler.
Well if you want SCHOOL BHORS for yonr 15-)YS VND '.GIRLS,
Pee the great display at 45c, 50c, 75c, $1 arid $1.25.
oy's and Youth's High Cut Schaol Sta.
If V«)D nrrt looking for a h"»as j that y >ur d >ll;i'U //)".'i 100 caau to
every man, woman and child
If you are looking for a b >u*a that cirrie-i it.-, v.y.i in th • h and
Dot in the new-papers, iu fact if you waai, to trails with a reliible, first
class Sboe House go at once to
Ifbere the majority of the best people of Butler county do there buv
ng in footwear. 102 N. Main St., Butler, Pa , opposite Hot*' Lowry.
Good Looks Count
When _\ou turn out for a drive you want your
carriage to look as well as your neighbors. You'll
have no fear on that score if you have a
Fredonia Buggy.
Fredonia Vehicles are the best on the market in every way. If you'll
examine them at your dealers you'll agree with this statement.
Made by FREDONIA MFG. CO., Youngstown, Ohio.
At this Season
Some-thing is needed to keep up the appe
tite, assist digestion and give good, health
ful sleep. For th' -iepurposes Hood's Sar
saparilla is peculiarly i lajited. As a blood
Hood's Sa>'sa
par ilia
purifier it 1::: • no "t "t
equal, and it Hii S s . J.
by its power o : k
pure blooil tli'i . '..>
won such fair..- r \ -c for scrofula, salt
rheum, boils .1 1 i>. -iiuilar diseases.
Hood's Pi ii nt and gentle, rsc.
J|, CM'&
m uu sup
Hfr£2# »
. tis fcr
M O A IS 4\ - v 5 ii li r % el ;
Miss Delia Sevens, of Boaton, j
Slwrit.s: 1 have i.i '-.l* r.-U fronr.fcr; !
«(hereditary Scrofula n r wbk li I trieufc; ,
S (various reined:.-, and many reliableiK;
S iphyslcians. butnor:<j relieved in ■ Aftr-r r";
Si Itikin" G bottles of ■ . .
5 iam now well. I !=?C i
am very gratef-j'. !-t r"->
to you, as I let! s*: te:
is.that It saved n. - -rS I
3=3 from a life of nni V •■ ii.r, and shall Eg
«g ;take pleasure in ... only wordr.zZZ
of praise for the -. rfi-1 medUlr.e. jg;
; and in recommeii it to ail.
§;Treatl6o on Bloorf ii 3 f'jt t
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Debilitated Is t'liiUll jj
iPemale Reoiilatorj
% Every ingredient possesses superb g
J Tonic properties, and c:;orts a wonder ?:
ful influence in toning up and strength *
Sening her system by driving through j*
? the proller channel all impurities.
§ Health aud strength are guaranteed to g
SF result from its use. -S
6 My wife, who was bedridden for e:::ht.'.-n
X months, after uMnu UnADS-'ini.l)'.- I lIIAI l: K
2C HKCri.ATOU f(.s- two month". IK we ll &
• —J. M.JOHNSON. Malvern, Ark. ??
Sold by ail Druggists attt.oo per botUe.
A Sale Now Goirii>" on at
Large 1 - 1 Stock, Lowest Prices an > Best BOOTS, SHOES and RUBBERS
Ever Shown in Butler County.
Don't Spend One Penny for Footwear Before Calling on Me.
~~ C 2. JES. Mn.3L.ER.
C. n ~ D.
A business that keeps grow
ing through a season or de
prtssion, such as the country
has experienced, is an evi
dence that people realize they
save money by trading with
us. We know, an.i always
have known, the days of large
profits are past. Without
question we are giving more
for the money than last year.
Our stock'is larger to select
from than last^year.
Colbert & Dale.
'"Hi OAlv FIND
VI I'ITTMCK H i l tite Ad*< ' I'urCJU u<
•" " w'ii witicct fwr wiferUuiug nt IOMNL » • /
Twas just a little while ago we heard a robin
Tlx- very first that came, you know, to tell us
of the spring,';
Twas only just the other day we watched tho
btidilini; rose.
Hut now tho t'.elds are sere and gray and cold
the wind that blows.
Yes. winter's coming on again In Just the same
old way.
And water pipes will freeze and burst and
plumbers will be gay:
And furnaces will give us smoke while heat
goes up the flue
And otherwise conduct themselves the way
they always do
The snow from here and everywhere again will
gayly sweep
Upon our walks and pilo itself In mountains
wide and deep;
And men who tightly close the door of olflce
and of car.
In summer time, will shortly strive to leave
them all ajar.
The very same old couples In the parlors pretty
In Just the very same old way will bill and coo
and spoon.
And "pa." who pays for gas and ccal, will make
the air turn blue
In just the very same old way that fathers al
ways do.
Once more upon tho ley street we'll slip and
slide and fall,
And use the very same remarks such Incident*
And we. who howled In summer during every
sultry day.
Will lie and say we liked it, in the very same
old way.
—Xixon Waterman. In Chicago Journal.
1' : Whi II K huge safc-
T.l [ i r> , ■ y 1 so vast and
I ' )*t '.'li I. massive that it
if I '}! |! ''' M V might have
{Vl'i pi! been mistaken
I for a prison—
JT stood open.
The approach
ft entrance
i'! 7? was by a mar
ble stairway
with brass railings that shone resplen
dent with daily burnishing. The stair
way led from a spacious chamber, com
fc.'tably—nay, luxuriously, furnished,
the temple in which the shrine was
housed. The eye that wandered from
floor to wall and ceiling met every
where such startling and substantial
evidence of money spent without stint
or measure in ornamentation, that but
for the presence on two massive oaken
tables of several commonplace ink
wells with pads and blotters, the
strong room of the C. C. company
might readily have passed as the some
what eccentric adjunct to the palace
of a millionaire. But these common
commercial inkstauds, with their
homely accessories, strengthened the
theory that absolute perfection is sel
dom if ever realized, even in the har
monizing of inanimate objects. The
millionaire might have caused ink
stands of solid gold and silver to
be placed upon those tables. Tbe
officers of the C. C. company consid
ered their plain equivalent in useful
ness quite good enouffh for the service
of the committee of directors, which
upon this very day was to assemble in
these sacred precincts and count, os
tensibly with their own august fingers,
the millions of dollars' worth of se
curities that represented in stocks and
bonds the assets of the great corpora
The hour was still early. The sun
light streamed in generous golden
rays through the huge plate-glass
windows. It bathed in warm efful
gence alike the cold marble, the heavy
gilding, the shining brass, the mirror
like steel of the open safe door with
its wondrous mechanism of combina
tion locks. The same sunshine that
glistened upon the broad ocean, but
a few miles away, that gilded church
spire and cottage roof and emerald
hilltop, and caused many an honest
heart to overflow with the joy that
bursts from the lips iu song, shone
with equal warmth upon the solitary
inmate of the gorgeous chamber and
found him unresponsive save by a half
stifled groan. To him the rising sun
meant the approach of an inevitable
moment that must wreck his whole
career, blot forever the once spotless
record of an honorable life, plunge
him forever into an abyss of hopeless
degradation, darker, far darker and
more bitter than the grave itself. For
at the brink of the grave man plants
the flower of hope. About this spiritual
tomb there v.-as no soil to nourish the
root of such a tiower.
On the raised dais u]Son which the
massive safe was based, John Carver
stood, his head resting upon his hand,
his elbow leaned against the open
door. But a few hours now separated
him from the detection which he knew
to be inevitable, and which for many
weary, miserable weeks had held his
spirit in the darkness of its shadow.
Honest, upright, faithful to his trust,
John Carver had marched through
forty years of rigid adherence to prin
ciple and duty, and had fallen in the
forty-first with a shock so deep and
sudden that the force of it had well
nigh broken his honest heart.
We have here to do with the effect,
not with the cause of the sin. The
motive had been doubtless a strong one,
for John Carver was a strong 1 man,
morally and physically. Strong—but
the hollow eyes, the sunken cheeks, the
trembling hand, told of the ravages
that ceaseless stinging remorse had
already wrought, the nights of restless
tossing, the days of fruitless yearning,
to go back to that dread hour and undo
what had been done. As yet the harm
of it was in his heart alone. When he
had taken from among its ninety-nine
companions that bond of one thousand
dollars, his firm intention to restore it
to the package before counting-day
was no stronger than his belief in Uis
ability to effect such restoration. But
circumstances, those unstable factors
in earthly events, had otherwise or
dained. The money-pressure which
for many months had tossed on cy
clonic billows the whole community
had augmented rather than decreased,
aud when John Carver asked redemp
tion of promises given he found him
self face to face with a black wall of
impossibility, in which the blackest
and most ponderous stone of all was
the impending counting-day.
The wretched man started as if to
face an accuser, fcjo absorbed had he
been in bitter introspection that he
was uftcojisciflus of tl»e tulrauux aim*
head clerk, who now respectfully ad
dressed hiin.
"The committee will meet at ten
o'clock. Ilave j'on decided about the
John Carver had pulled himself to
liut for his pallor and the sail hunt
ed look about the eyes, both of which
were easily attributable to temporary
illness or overwork, he was in appear
ance quite himself again.
In deep, steady tones he replied:
"You may ask Mr. Jones to let us have
Mr. Samuels and Mr. Slocum. They
were both with us on the last occa
sion, were they not? And then you
might go to Mr. Desmond's depart
ment and ask if he can spare Mr.
French for a few hours."
"Very good, sir!"
As the clerk disappeared, John
Carver slowly doccended the tnarble
stair and seated himself at his desk,
where the demon of despair soon re
gained possession of him.
One more hour before tl> counting
should beg-in. One more !>©ur closeted
alone with his shame —his sin—then
exposure, humiliation, loss of position,
ruin, prison for himself, poverty and
degradation for his beloved wife and
Already the hum and stir of business
were audible in the office adjoining
the strong room. Preparations were
being made to receive the directors as
became their dignity. The occasion,
like Christmas, presented itself but
once a year.
John Carver, rousing himself from
bitter meditation, glanced at his
watch. Ten minutes to ten! Mr. Stan
hope was always the first —ho was too
prompt—he always bothered every
body by arriving on the scene of action
before the appointed hour. Simul
taneous with the turn of John Carver's
thoughts to the too-prompt director
was the click of the iron door that ad
mitted him to the sanctuary.
"Mr. Carver! good morninp!"
"Good morning. Mr. Stanhope."
"Never break my rule, do I? Always
on time or rather before it. Good rule
that. Never missed a train or a boat
in my life. Missed a stage-coach once.
My wife's fault that time. Wedding
tour, you know. Irregularities excus
able," and the loquacious Mr. Stan
hope subsided into the luxurious arm
chair which an assiduous ofllce-boy had
rolled for his reception.
Another click of the iron door.
Enter Mr. Hampden, of portly dimen
sions and dignified mien. Intellectu
ally he conveyed the impression of a
man who has received a frightful blow
on the head from a club, and is slowly
recovering from the effects of it. Mr.
Hampden waddled and grunted to
wards his seat, vouchsafing a brief
"Good morning" to those present.
Next came Mr. Harrington, a dap
per, lively, good-natured little man ol
seventy, whose sparkling eyes beamed
a hearty indorsement to every pleas
ant word that left his clean-shaven
lips. Even poor John Carver felt a
certain alleviation of his pain, though
faint aa the effect of a flood tide upon
the strong current of a great river, aa
old Peter Harrington clasped his hand
in vigorous pressure.
Two more arrivals. The committee
was now complete, and ready for
To the aid of each director in his
arduous duty was detailed a clerk, who
sat opposite across the table. John
Carver stood at the entranco to the safe
and superintended the work of carry
ing out in regular order the packages
of stock and bonds which the huge
drawers and tin boxes were in turn
disgorging. Great armfuls of the
precious packages went down the mar
ble stairway in the embrace of trusted
employes and were distributed upon
the massive tables between tho direc
tors and their assistants. As the par
ticular bundle which the custodian
had known not wisely but too well
passed on its way to the counting
tables, John Carver's heart throbbed
with such violence that involuntarily
his hand sought the support of the
brass railing. The sweat broke in
great drops from his forehead, but
there was none to note his excitement,
nis eyes, riveted upon the object, fol
lowed its descent and progresa to the
table, where it was placed with sev
eral other packages before Mr. Stan
The directors differed greatly in their
methods of counting. Some of them
performed the duty as carefully and
conscientiously as the most accurate
and loyal of employes. . Others con
tented themselves with merely watch
ing the clerks who sat opposite them
as they went through the labor for the
execution of which the directors
Docketed at the close of the ses
aion each a brig-lit ten-dollar gold
piece. Mr. Hampden was notably in
different to all that transpired. Mr.
Stanhope, on the contrary, seemed to
feel conscientious scruples us to shift
ing the whole burden upon other
shoulders, and counted zealeusly.
Mr. French, the clerk who had been
detailed to assist Mr. Stanhope, was
a novice at the business. Hright, am
bitions, conscientious, and extremely
sensitive, this young man desired to
excel in everything he undertook and
felt keenly every shortcoming, real or
imaginary. His first experience in
security counting was painful to him
self and perhaps somewhat annoying
to others, for Mr. Stanhope, although
himself no expert, invariably out
stripped him in declaring the tally.
Each package of bonds was ticketed
with a statement of number, kind
and denomination. In many cases Mr.
Stanhope divided the packages, retain
ing one part fur his own counting and
handing the other to the clerk-
John Carver's eves, still fastened
upon the package from which his fate
depended, saw it pass intact from the
director's lian.ls to those of Mr.
The latter rose from his chair, and
bending over the package, dipped his
fingers in the wet sponge beside him
and slowly began to count.
Though no sound escaped the clerk's
lips, Joiin Carver's overwrought nerves
kept him in fancy pace to pace with
the young man's arithmetical prog
ress through that bundle of crisp se
"One hundred!" said Mr. Stanhope
quietly ar- he finished his package, and
glanced with a comical expression of
expectancy at Mr. French, who was
stiy struggling with his count.
The young man colored to the roots
of his hair and plunged madly for
"One hundred!" he cried, a moment
later. He had counted only ninety
nine bonds, but firmly believing that
the contents of the package tallied ex
actly with the ticket, and ashamed to
delay the work by his self-acknowl
edged slowness or stupidity, he caught
at a straw, unconscious that in so do
ing he had saved a drowning man.
At the sound of "One hundred'
from Mr. French's lips the long-pent
up emotions of John Carver burst furi
ously through all obstructions and
flung him staggering against the rail
ing, which he gripped convulsively
with both hands in the tension of a
vise. A dark mist surged before his
eyes—a noise as of thunder was in his
ears, and for an instant he believed
that death had come to relieve him of
all earthly pain. Then slowly the
mists rolled away, the noises dwindled
to the normal sounds of subdued con
versation, the rustling of papers, the
footfalls on velvet carpet and marble
stair. Some one spoke to him a com
monplace remark. lie answered in
his ordinary voice. Hut oh! to be
lb .
alone—to think in solitude, to realize
the awful chasm across which lie had
been lifted by an unhoped-for, un
looked-for accident.
To every agony there is an end, in
death or in life. The session was over.
The directors caressed the pretty >:old
pieces that represented the pecuniary
acknowledgment of the value of their
services on this occasion.
One and all shook hands with John
Carver as they passed out, Mr. Car
rington remarking pleasantiy that it
was indeed a sinecure to examine the
integrity of matters over which Mr.
Carver had charge.
The directors gone, the custodian
seated himself at his desk under the
pretense of writing. Thus he awaited
the moment when his staff of clerks
should also have left the premises.
When the echoes of the last footstep
in the outer hall had died away, John
Carver closed and locked the door. At
last the moment had come. At last he
was alone, free to breathe, free to
revel in the glorious sensation of es
cape from deadly peril.
Yielding to a natural impulse, this
honest felon flung himself upon his
knees, and with hot tears of gratitude
poured forth the long-pent-up torrents
of his woe, and built within his grate
ful heart a fortress of resolves so
strong and lofty that no enemy
shatter or scale its walls to dispute
possession with the joy and hope that
reigned within.—N. Y. Post.
During Queen Victoria's Reign.
In her fifty-seven years of power,
Queen Victoria has seen every throne
in the world vacant at least once, and
some of them several times, and high
executive stations i*j all the great na
tions tilled and refilled repeatedly.
The post of preiakv in her own coun
try has been successively held in her
day by Viscount Melbourne, Sir Rob
ert Peel, Earl Kusseli, the Karl of Der
by, the Earl of Aberdeen, Vis-ount
Palmerston, the Earl of Beaconsfield,
William E. Gladstone, the Marquis of
Salisbury and the Earl of Rosel>ery,
and by some of these men several
times. All of these are dead except
Gladstone, Salisbury and Rose be ry.
Sixteen men, beginning with Martin
Van Buren, have in turn filled the
office of president of the United States
during her service, and of these only
two, Cleveland and Harrison, are liv
With All Ills Opportunities lift Left th«
Throne » Pauper.
No man in the history of the world
ever had such vast and varied opportu
nities for piling up a personal fortune
as those which fell to the lot of Napo
leon Bonaparte. Yet, on the first ab
dication, when the allies robbed him of
his wife and child and sent him to Elba,
he left the throne of the most powerful
nation in Europe almost a pauper, says
the New York Recorder.
The imperial treasures had been
kept at Orleans. After the abdi
cation the provisional government,
under the influence of Talleyrand,
the most notorious self-seeker in
France, was more concerned about
these treasures than about the future of
the nation. A decree of practical con
fiscation was drawn up and a force of
men under M. Dudon was sent from
Paris to Orleans to seize on everything
that could be found.
Napoleon's personal treasury had at
one time contained about 114,000,000
francs. Of this amount more than
100,000,000 francs had been used to
equip the army of France for its final
struggle with monarchial Europe. The
remnant was seized as per programme
by Talleyrand's minions. They took
10,000,000 francs in gold and silver coin,
3,000,000 francs in gold and silver plate,
perhaps 400,000 francs' worth of snuff
boxes and rings, a good part of Napo
leon's wardrobe, and even his embroid
ered pocket handkerchiefs. There
wasn't anything modest about M. Tal
leyrand. The Russian officers refused
to interfere with this pillage, although
appealed to.
The loss of this money only occa
sioned a moment of irritation to Napo
leon. The loss of his wife and child
made him like a caged lion at Elba,
and, in his opinion, fully justified his
dramatic return to France.
A Talented Convict Carves Ills I'etlllon
for a Pardon.
Gesa Ilerger, the actor and news
paper man, has a picture in caligraphy
that has a remarkable history. It is in
size thirty by forty-two inches, and is
the work of Joseph Loew, the most
noted counterfeiter that the Austrian
government ever knew.
When an application is made for a
pardon in Austria the red tape policy
of that country compels the applicant
to address the emperor with all his
titles. Emperor Ferdinand had about
rorty titles. Loew engraved all of
these names, together with his petition
for a pardon, on a cherry stone.
Tho letters were so fine that it re
quired the aid of a powerful micro
scope to decipher them. One day
when the emperor visited the prison
Loew in person presented a cherry
stone to the emperor and told him
what it contained. The emperor made
an examination and was so amazed at
the work that he gave him an uncon
ditional pardon. Not only did he par
don him, but gave him a position as a
detective to trail down counterfeiters.
Loew was a well-informed man in all
the arts and rascalities of counterfeit
ers, and in less than two years after
his pardon he ran to earth almost every
counterfeiter in Austria, and died a
few years ago covered with detective
honors. The picture, although made
fifty years ago, is in a remarkable state
of preservation.
lllndu Occupations.
The Hindus are curiously frank in
specifying their occupations for the
census reports. Among the accounts
many of them give of their trades
they designate themselves as debtors,
living on loans, men of secret resources
—or plainly thieves, village thioves or
robbers. Others more modestly call
themselves guests, visitors, story-tellers
from house to house, dependents on
relatives, supported by their son-in
law, or idlers; and one is without work
because he is silly. Among the more
serious occupations are declarer of
oracles, cleaner of eyes, sorcerer, fore
teller of storms and hail, player of the
tomtom, or player, barber, doctor ac
cording to the Greek method, servant
of a candidate, marriage broker of
young domestics, marriage broker of
bis own daughters for money, etc.
Voice "of a Statesman.
"Those who don't like my course ic
the matter of sugar," observed th«
eminent senator, placidly stirring hl»
cold tea. "can lump it."—Chicago
Why m Serviceable Corn Horse la a Fro fit
able Investment.
The superiority of the shoiks built
with the assistance of the corn horse
over those set around standing corn I
have repeatedly tested by building the
two kinds in the same Held; and an
other advantage of the former method
is that It leaves no uncut corn to dis
tract the men at husking time. There
is with many farmers a firmly-rooted
belief that corn shocks must be made
small to secure ventilation and drying
for the corn. It is true that corn will
dry quicker in a small shock if the
weather is good, inasmuch as the corn
is nearly all on the outside. But in
September and October there are apt
to be some heavy rains, and with these
the small shocks are beaten through
and through, the fodder is ruined and
the corn is greatly damaged. On the
other hand the shocks, if large and
compactly built, mat their leaves to
gether on the outside, and, while per-
mttting free ventilation through the
center, form a waterproof exterior as
perfect as thatch. When it is remem
bered that the fodder from a crop of
corn is equal in value to the average
hay crop from the same area of land,
its perfect preservation is a matter of
serious consequence. 1 have preserved
sowed corn in this way, and drew it
from the field every day to feed stock.
The last of it, drawn in February,
was in a perfect state of preservation.
At the usual time of cutting, the
corn, though glazed and beginning to
harden, has not yet received the full
amount of nourishment that the stalk
is elaborating for its benefit. With
exposure to the weather, the alternate
wetting and parching completely stops
this nourishing of the ear from the
stalk, with the result that when the
corn is cured, the kernels lack the
well-rounded outline and glistening
exterior that perfect flint corn should
have, and present instead a more or
less shrunken appearance. For many
years I have practiced making the
shocks much larger than formerly
where the crop is heavy, cutting eight
rows at a time and putting a square of
sixty-four hills in a shock. Where the
corn is not as heavy I put sometimes
as many as one hundred or more hills
in a shock. These, secured with corn
ties, defy the autumn storms, and the
corn al ways comes out bright and
For the main piece of the corn horse
I use a sapling twelve or fourteen feet
long, from the woods, which I peel and
dry to make it light and easy to han
dle. The legs are strips of board three
and a half feet long nailed on, and
where they join the main piece, as
shown at a in the sketch, I have nailed
on some light strips in such a way as
to form a little cage or box in which
the corn ties are carried, each one
with its string snugly wound on its
block By this means they are always
at hand where they are most con
venient. A hole one inch in diameter
is made for the crosspiece (6). —Charles
E. Penton, in American Agriculturist.
GREAT as is the cattle in lustry, the
value of poultry an-1 eggs produced in
the United States annually is but lit
tle less.
WHEN the farmer is compelled to pay
high prices for the foods brought on
the farm for his dairy cows he should
aim to produce high priced articles to
UXTIL country storekeepers grade
the butter they buy and pay just what
they can afford to for each separate
lot, oleomargarine will find a place.—
American Farmer.
WHEN chickens are sent to market
they should be sorted about as care
fully as you would fruit. Have only
one size in a coop, and it is better
if they are one color also. A uniform
lot, of any product, brings the best
FABMEBS lose more by the use of in
ferior tools than may be supposed.
An hour's delay each day amounts to
a long length of time during a month.
Scrub stock does not inflict greater
damage than the use of scrub imple
THE white snowberry is an exceed
ingly pretty shrub in late fall. Large,
marble-like, white berries are dis
played. which last a long while, and
which are much prettier than the
small, white flowers which always pre
cede them.
HAY should be a paying crop on rich
land. With a yield of two tons per
acre it is one of the most profitable
crops that can be grown, and leaves a
large proportion of roots in the soil to
enrich it. If hay is selling at 820 per
ton, the value of the sod on the land,
for turning under, may safely be esti
mated at S8 more.
A Square l!u«hel Measure.
A bushel box is coming into use with
market men and by reason of being
square is very economical in the way
of packing It is made in three styles,
one all slatted, another with a slatted
bottom and sides, with solid ends, and
the third with solid ends and close
bottom and sides, bound with galvan
ized iron; in fact, it is a galvanized
bound box. These boxes are very con
venient for handling potatoes, the
vegetables being picked up into the
boxes in the field and left in them un
til sold. Of course, other crops can be
handled in this way, as cucumbers,
tomatoes and apples. The measure of
these boxes is by by 12|Y. that
being a bushel without piling. —Hard-
[lll Herc-lc Wif*.
Mr. Henpeck—l believe I've got the
most heroic wife in the world.
Friend—What did she do?
Mr. Henpeck—A burglar came into
the house during my absence. My wife
didn't scare worth a cent. She received
him politely. I saw him. Just as I
entered the house he jumped through
the window and escaped. He was a
young fellow and good looking.
Friend (who knows her) —No wonder
he was scared.—Alex Sweet, in Texas
Chance to Prore Devotion.
Wife—lf you can't support me as I
ought to be supported, you might at
least go to the races.
Husband —What! Do you want me
to gamble on horse races to encourage
your extravagance?
Wife —Of course not. You needn't bet
at all. But society is always willing
to make allowances for a woman if
they think her husband is going to the
dogs.—N. Y. Weekly.
Coold Not li« Worse.
A would-be poet handed two of his
poems to an editor, asking him which
would be most suitable for publication.
The editor having glanced through one
effusion, replied:
"The other one."
"But you have not read a line of it,"
exclaimed the astonished poet.
"Never mind, it can't be worse than i
the first," was the crushing reply.— 1
Two Advantages to HP Gained by Kaep
it*s Good Anlmili.
There are two advantages to gained
by keeping stock and feeding out to
tbom the various products of the farm.
One of these is saving of the fertility
that is in the food and applying it
back to the land. The other is that
the products are sold to better advan
tage than would otherwise be possi
ble. Selling grain is uot only selling
fertility, but in many cases more or
less waste product is left that cannot
be disposed of. Straw, corn-fodder
and often hay, cannot be marketed
except by first feeding: them to stock.
By having a good variety of products
a better and more complete ration can
be made up for the stock and by hav
ing a variety of stack all the different
products can be used.
Outside of the work teams, the milch
cows and the animals needed for
breeding, all the stock kept and fed
should be young and growing. Feed
ing matured stock is nearly alwaya
done at a lessening of the profits.
For this reason it will be a good
plan to push the feeding in order t«
get all the stock into good marketable
condition; and whenever an animal ifl
ready for market the sooner the better.
In many cases it will be advisable to
buy wheat bran, middlings and oil
meal to use with the grain and rough
ness produced on the farm. One bene
fit in this is the better variety that
can be supplied, while much of the
roughness can be used to better ad
vantage, and will, to a certain extent,
at least, lessen the cost. With all
•tock a good variety of feed will give
better results than any one material.
Then these materials increase the
▼alue of the manure, and this is no
small item.
The quarters for the stock must be
comfortable, good water must be
given and the feeding 1 must be done
regularly. During growth the animals
should hare enough to keep thera in
good thrifty condition, but in fatten
ing they should have all that they will
eat up clean. Corn is the best fatten
ing food and can always be made the
principal part of the ration in finish
ing for market —St. Louis Republic.
An Arranfpment Which lias Been TfiUd
with SacceH.
The old-fashioned sheep pens gava
the lainbs free access to the feeding
racks, and generally from thence to
the barn floor, in both of which situa
tions they managed to soil a good deal
of feed, and to afford no little incon
venience to the owner. Morover, tie
old-fashioned racks were very Incon
venient when feeding grain or roots to
the sheep, as their heads were either
in the dish, or continually in its way,
while those which first received their
grain or root ration finished it soon
after the last one was given hers,
which gave the strong animals a chance
to eat their own and then to fight for
the ration of the weaker. The device
shown herewith consists of narrow
little doors, one for each sheep in the
pen, through which only their heads
can protrude. The doors are all opened
and shut with one movement of the
hand, and when shut can be fastened
with a single movement Each feed
can be placed in position before the
doors are opened, so that all can begin
to eat at the same time, while no heads
have been in the way of the feeder.
The doors may be closed "between
meals." —Orange Judd Farmer.
POOH pastures and too much exercise
cut down the profits.
WHAT farm stock is worth keeping is
worth keeping well.
ALWAYS keep salt where the cows
can have easy access to it.
EVEN in summer it is necessary to
have the sleeping places dry.
MANY farmers, in feeding, waste
what, if saved, would make a good
KEEP the stock out of low, damp
pastures, at night especially, during
the fall.
WHEN buying a horse for work on
the farm make this point—that it is a
good walker.
IN breeding, the individual merit of
the sire should be taken into account
as well as a long pedigree.
THE greater the variety of grasses in
the pasture the better for the thrift of
the stock that faeds there.
IF all farmers cannot have registered
stOwk they can improve what they have
by good breeding and good cure.
GIVE a colt plenty of opportunity to
exercise and he will grow faster and
make a better horse when matured.
GENERALLY a good looking horse will
sell well, but with speed in addition to
good looks he will be more valuable.
Food for Growing Animals.
Oil meal has 23 per cent, of protein
or muscle-forming food and is excel
lent for young growing animals. An
excellent ration for shoats is found in
half a pound of oil meal, two pounds
of wheat bran, one and oue-half
pounds corn meal in four gallons oi
sweet whey or skimmed milk. For
young growing hogs the oil meal may
be added to the ground wheat oi
wheat screenings with bran. The
amount must always depend on the
aizc or weight of the pigs or shoats.
The feeder can judge this by noting
results in careful feeding.
A Mean Trick.
Clara—Why in the world did you en
gage yourself to that Mr. Hardhead?
Dora —He took me at such a disad
vantage that I had to.
"Oh, but you don't know. He pro
posed to me in an iee-cream saloon, and
I knew perfectly weU that if I didn t
accept him he wouldn't ask me if I d
have another plate." —N. \. \\ eekly.
Of t'onne.
He was handsome a* youthful Apollo,
Yet modest as modest could be;
He stayed not out late ia the night time,
He never was seen on a spree.
He never complained of his income.
Though elegant clothing he wore—
Don't wonder, this gem of perfection
Was a dummy at Rosenthal's store.
—Boston Transcript.
Why lie Wept.
Jones—What makes you look so blue?
Smith—My only brother is goipg to ,
marry Miss White.
"I don't wonder you feel bad about
your brother marrying that heartless
"0, it isn't that; I want to marry her
myself."—Alex Sweet, in Texas Sift
No 41
How King Ml Lao rilled III* Depleted
I'urse bj Shady Method*.
One hundred and sixty thousand dol
lars per annum is the income conceded
to ex-King Milan of Servia, by his son
and by the national treasury in con
sideration of his quitting the country
and betaking himself once more to
Paris or some other distant capital. It
is now some months since he left the
French metropolis to all intents and
purposes penniless, numerous judg
ments out against him and a quantity
of 60-called debts of honor unpaid. His
credit was exhausted and he was,
financially speaking, on his beam ends.
It may be remembered, says a writer
in the Philadelphia Press, that when
he first abdicated ho stipulated for a
large annuity, which was granted to
him. On two occasions subsequently
he obtained large lump sums frcifl) the
Servian army to defray pressing debts.
Then lie commuted his annuity for a
third lump sum of large dimensions,
sold his office and dignities in Servia
for a fourth sum. his Servian citizen
ship for a fifth and finally obtained
from the czar a gift of two million
rubles in return for a solemn under
standing never under any eircumstanoes
to return to Servia. It was not very
long before he had squandered all hie,
money at the card table, upon the turf
and in the demi-monde.
Finding himself without resources,
he effected a reconciliation with his
wife in the hope of inducing her to come
to his assistance, she being very rich,
Queen Natalie, however, knows her hus
band too well and declined to do any
thing whatever for him until he had
eaten humble pie by himself demand
ing the annulment of that divorce
which ho had taken so much trouble to
obtain, and even then she refused to
give him any of her own money, but
merely offered to use her influence
her son to grant him a new al
lowance. Seeing that young Alexan
der was somewhat slow about comply
ing with the request, and his position
at Paris without either money or credit
being absolutely untenable, he, in de
fiance of all the promises which he had
made alike to the czar, to the Austrian
government and that of Servia, re
turned to Belgrade, where his pres
ence brought about a couple of minis
terial crises and led to no end of diffi
culty. And he lias refused to budge
from there until his financial exigen
cies are complied with.
I suppose that unless the tired Ser
vians depute some one to put him out
of the way by means of knife, pistol
or poison, we shall in course of time
see him onco more going through the
same process. That is to say, he will,
commute his present income for a lump!
sum, squander it and then return to
Belgrade and upset one or two more
ministries, disturbing things general
ly until again bought off.
A Moose Able to Travel at the Rate of
Forty Mile* an Hour.
The morning express on the Bangor
& Aroostook from Houlton had a race
with a moose one morning recently,
says the Boston Herald. Between
Island Falls and Crystal, about thirty
miles out of Houlton, the engineer saw
a huge moose on the track, watching
the approaching train and evidently,
undetermined whether to derail it of
jump off and let it go about its busi
ness. The engineer blew a succession
of sharp blasts with the whistle, and
this the moose evidently took for the
word no for a race between himseli
' and the train. At any rate, he turned,
and, with the train not more than a
dozen rods from him, he started down
the track. The train was moving at
the rate of forty miles an hour, but the
moose flew like the wind and kept his
distance. The passengers heard the
warning blast of the whistle, and knew
that something was on the track, but
not until the train reached Crystal sta
tion did they learn that they had been
racing with a moose.
For a quarter of a mile the big ani
mal kept up the almost incredible pace
necessary to keep ahead of the train,
and then, as if satisfied that he had
convinced his competitor that there
wasn't anything in the steam engine
line that was coming into Aroostook
could outdo him in a sprinting match,
he left the track and plunged into the
woods without so much as looking be
hind him.
The Boy* Have Bat a Short Childhood In
In Corea the boys are called men a«
soon as they reach the age of ten. They
receive their final names at that age,
and assume the garments of fuU-grown
men, all except the horsehair hat, which,
they cannot put on until they hare
passed through a period of probation.
Permission to wear the horsehair hat is
the final act of transforming the small
boy into a real, sure-enough man—
though he doesn't look it.
Such a short childhood may, at first
thought, posseses a charm for bovs in,
our colder climate. But it will be
quickly understood that making boys
into men as soon as they are old enough
to feel that they would like to be men
is not a wise idea. The Coreans, al
though possessing a certain degree of
a queer kind of civilization, are not a
people to be patterned after. In Corea,
If a young man's parents are not rich,
he can never hope to become so by hit
owp efforts. And, if he is not a member
of a noble family he can never hope to
reach an exalted position. As for cour
age the Coreans have never shown
much of that. The Corean men are
not in themselves a good argument for
a brief childhood.
Frogs Arc "Wonderful.
The toad is a higher animal than the
frog, because it gives birth to little air
breathing toads, whereas the frog lays
eggs that produce fish-liko tadpoles.
But the frog in certain respects is the
most wonderful creature in the world.
Think of a vegetable-eating fish witn
gills that turns into an air-breathing
land animal, developing teeth and bo
coming a carnivorous quadruped. That
is the life history of the frog.
"I'll change dese greenbacks fer r
silver dollar, dat I will." —Truth.
An Old Sleath.
Policeman—This is the naygur, yer
honor, as shtole thlm shoes from Fin
Justice —Were the shoes in his pos
Policeman—No, sor-r.
Justice —What's the evidence, then?.
Policeman—Whin I rin down t£e
bhtrate cryin' "Shtop tbafe!" bo
jjfetvpped at wnofit to'