Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, January 31, 1895, Image 1

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l| We start this week \
!j To make a special J
l! Cut Price Sale, £
J Which will continue until Feb. 10, 1895. Don't wait until our -toik is so 'ow J
2 we cannot suit you, but come while wc have a fair assor'mtnt to sc liom. J
J All heavy Suits, Ulsters, Ovtrcoals, Underwear, etc ,goat a sac if.ce. V< u wow t jj
get better clothing arywheie than w» sell. We keep all I: ds to, tie mos ex- .
|» pensive, but whatever kind you select yon can rest assured that it is the test for £
<[ the money that can be obtained. Still, if a'ter you have taker it heme and ate J
| not perfectly satisfied, bring it back and i;et your money back. J
t Don't be led astray '>y misrep- The Lexow Committee made it J
Jt resentations. Investigate for yourself, warm for corrupt public eftkialsin J
|t come in and see us and if we do not New York, but you ran keep c< mfort- i
Jj prove to you that we are the lowest able b> wearing one of our Ulsters or J
<( priced as well as the most reliable Cvc.coats. Cut prices in evoy one of t
'I clothing house in Butler County, then them. €
'[ we do not know what we aie ta.king Y\ e JQ n ot advertise anything 2
( about. we cannot substantiate 4
1 1 Did you ever Lave a fit in a suit
J! of clothes? . COUPON. j \
€ If not come to us, we'll fit you, ! .
m Cut out tins cot-j on. Burg. J
if n«jt in our ready to wear clcthii g, we . , , T , .
ji 11 "oil" «"« »»■«>".> => . n to us between new ar 0 J eb. 10. f
<[ surely can tn our mace to meatuse de- '• ant i we will allow you a; J
pa-tment. ; ca>h diicount of ic jcr cei.t on;
!l .... .t 1 • ;ir.\ cuiehare ycu make. Cccdun-- #
Z Hustle while you have the legs. . ' 1 • 4
; ... I til Feb. 10, '95. I i
'. There are no chickens in last years • • >
eggs. Take advantage of our special '• DOUTHETT & GRAHAM. I #
(' Cut Rate sale. Hustle around and get r
a bargain. f
I Douthett & Graham, j
!» riain and Cunningham Streets, S
I {
(Jwiuir to a contemplated change in "ur l>u*>np*fl April Ist. it becmw
Bfcwiwry WJ: plow <ut oa<" entire «l '< km or t.ef« r.- that d-.te—We
will therefore r>l«ee on Mite this wwk ov r -2 ftOO of punt* 1 O' ft niifd
anderw»-ar. 1 200 V»«-nV BUO B<Vi» «i»«l 800 Ohitdn-riV ftOO 0-«r
eOHtp; 1600 Hue; 300 iH'lid iro'd
Collar and C'»(Thtm. n ; 2,000 Scarf pin-; 200 Shirt. wa stH.etc.
We jrive you umelj ooticu of special daya hlph, and t-perial dis
count, BO that you can prepare to take advantage < f tfc«*e sulea and necure |
BO roe of tbe bargains.
Bargain Days
IFfdneeday Jan. 30 —Pant!* day—2s per cent off,
Fri-ia*. Peh. 1-t-—Ov rcoat day -25 per et-nt. ' ft,
Tuesday Feb s*h—Underwear dav—2s per coat. off.
Thursday, Fwb. 7th—Jewelry day—2s per cent off,
Monday, Feb. Utb—flat day - 2.) per c«ot. « Of.
Spu-Ul pales on ctrtain lines of gc0.16 ev*ry c!ov es lone: hp thaw tjo< d(»
lasr.. Tbefe gr.ode not ftj* j«»rt to ffK-eißl diecoont. Pantu former orice 3
to 6 dollars. special price flso'o #3 50 Men's snita former price #4 50 to
sl2 00, hp«cial pric 250 to 7 50,—Clildrenn suits, former price 1 to 6 J
d< Hart Kpec'al pric*- 75c to 13 50,— fine gondola Hats former price $2 00 to
$4 50 cp<cial price from 75c to $2 ('o—P< \'n and Children Caps. torm-r ;
puce 15 to 25c. special price 1 to 10c— Underwear former price 25c, Special
price 15c torruer price from 50c to $2 50 special price 25c to $1 25
Don'' nnss t'.is great ea'e —by borrowing money m (5 prr cent yen «un
§av<- 27 per oeut Det, uow this may Reeru Hir»"ee yet it is true, and if you
doobt it Jnnt call around arid we will convince yoo.
D. A. Heck,
Champion Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher,
21 N. Mair\ St., LUij's Elcik, tulle r, F e
.A-nd everything in horse and fur
nishing goods - Harnons, Collars, Whips,
trusters, Saddles, etc.
Also trunks and valises.
Kepairing done on short notice.
The largest assortment of 5-A Horse
blankets in town will bo tound at
Good LooKs Count.
[ Q When vou tuin out for a drive you want your
VA^yVcarriage to look as well as your neighbors. You'll
have no rear on that score if you have a
Fredonia Buggy.
Fredoria Vehicles are the best on the market in every way. If you'll
atamine ;hem at your dealers you'll agree wiih this statement.
Made h y FRED **\ MFG. CO., Youngstown, Ohio.
' life PACKAGES |—
e. xd,
A business that keeps grow
ing through a season ol de
pression, such as the country
has experienced, is an evi
dence that people realize they
save money by trading with
us. We know, and always
have known, tbe days of largo
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.
Famous New York, tdilor-made
For sale by prominent dealc-s
all over the State None ger:ii: e
w'thout Mammei slouch I' i• * s
label. The swellest and b- si
waring clothes in this Coimtrv.
Ask your clothier for them.
JOB* W. HIXIWS C. A. AB^amp.
Real Estate, Fire and Life hs r a:-
I'rcn.T N Ilun.uivfi
Nrar CoraT Htirxf. i n'l.K i t
I Mini-nnee r.mi|>- ' "t V«riu A>>
102(1 ve.tr. A»*•••- «• -*7« (HM.; H.l'll.- • *
Y"i-rk. (MHt HHI: || irt f..ril I H.. '
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l\ 77 V A ALW A Y 3
W' I Mi Mrs. il anna,
v'j J= tears springing
5 to her eye s,
"that Jack
would have been
' ~ " the best of iny
children. [le used to be when he was
a little fellow. There never was such
a good boy as he was. And when he
grew older he was just the same, so
ready and willing. Never cross and
fretful as the others were. And gener
ous! My! he'd have given his head
away, Mrs. Day. And I never had to
Hsk him twice to run an errand for me.
He was ready almost before the words
were out of my mouth. And now —"
Mrs. Hanna's lip quivered and her
voice broke suddenly. The minister's
wife looked at her pityingly for a mo
ment, her gentle brown eyes full oi
"And now," continued Mrs. Ilanna,
with a sob, "he's so different; so
changed! It breaks my heart."
She began to cry.
Mrs. Day did not attempt to check
her. She let her weep for a little and
then said quite cheerfully:
"Now, my dear, I wish, if you feel
ycu can. you'd tell me all about it, nnd
peihaps we can find a way out of the
trouble. It can't be so bad yet. Jack
is young, and 1 don't think he can have
gone so far astray that he couldn't be
reclaimed—if one went about it in the -
right way."
"Right way!" echoed Mrs. Hanna j
with a note of bitterness in her voice. j
"Right way! Why, do you think I ;
haven't tried all ways? I've done every- j
thing. When. I first found he was go- |
ing with those awful men—that was J
about a year ago, I guess —I thought it j
would have lei i led me. But 1 made up
ray mind I'd save my son if I had to I
talk until my tongue wore out. And I j
did talk. I talked kindly and I talked j
sternly and I tried argument and I j
tried even threats. I threatened to |
tell his father. Every night I sat up;
for him; and I didn't care how late it I
was. I'd always see him before lie got j
into his room. And then I'd re:non- |
etrate with him and ask him if he '
thought that was a proper time to be
coming home, and he wouldn't answer
a word. Ile'd grown just so sullen.
And later he got so he'd scarcely speak j
to me at all. And now he just goes in ;
and out, and if he does open his lips it's j
only to —to—swear at something, and ;
last night he came home —oh, Mrs. Day, j
my boy came home drunk, and when I i
was getting him to bed a pack of cards
fell out ot his pocket. And—what
shall I do? What shall I do? I'll have
to tell his father now. and that'll be
the end. for Tom wouldn't have a son
in his house who'd drink and gamble,
and there'll be an awful scene. And
Jack will go away and then it will all
be misery. What shall I do? What
shall I do?"
For a moment Mrs. Day did not re
ply. Then she said, quietly:
"Of course, it's difficult for you, poor
dear. But, bad as it is, it isn't past
help by any means. First of all, you
won't tell your husband. I hope you
won't tell your husband."
Mrs. Hanna murmured brokenly,
amid her tears:
"I must; oh, I must!"
' j; u ," „„ 2.1. p.,, JUm-qra
ing her, "I hope you won't tell his
"Not tell his father!" stammered
Mrs. Ilanna, awaking aghast to the
realization that Mrs. Day was suggest
ing a course of concealment —the min
ister's wife was suggesting a course
of concealment—to her that, to her
.jXJs v i ,F »
"I HOPE you WON'T tell his father."
rigid sense, appeared to be almost un
"Not tell his father? Why, Mrs.
Day, what can you mean? Of course I
must tell his father."
"I don't see that," responded Mrs.
Day. - "But 1 do see that just now
you have got to be very careful, to act
very wisely, or you will lose your son.
You mustn't let him be harshly treated,
lie must not lose his self-respect. He—"
"As though a boy who has done
what he has hud any self-respect,"
moaned Mrs. Hanna.
Mrs. Day went right on:
"He must not be made to feel that he
is east off. You say that your telling
Mr. ilanna will cause an open rupture
between him end Jack. Remember
that if Jack leaves your house you
have lost your last hold on him, your
last shadow of influence. As it stands,
you may think you have little enough,
though 1 feel sure it is not so, but then
you would have none. Jack is of a
sensitive nature. He is easily led. It
is unfortunate that he happeued to fall
among thieves, but it is not necessarily
fatal. What you must do is to put
nothing in the way of his reclamation.
1 f he wishes to reform he must not be
hold back by the consciousness of open
disgrace. Let us give him every chance.
Let us tell no one of what has hap
pened. Let us act as though it had
never been."
Mrs. Hanna's tears had dried on her
checks. She had forgotten to wipe
them away in her bewilderment at
what she heard. That anyone—that
the minister's wife above all —should
be suggesting to her what appeared to
be a comnromise between right and
wrong. To her, who had never yet
recognized shades—to her to whom the
truth was "the truth, the whole truth
antl nothing but the truth," and what
was other than this in any particular
must of necessity l>c false. If some
thing in her bosom tugged at her heart
strings und pleaded for her son, thai
was a sinful instinct that must be
crushed because it was contemptible,
because it meant the countenancing ol
evil, and what was evil she must re-
even.if it be in her own son.
How could she shield Jack without
taeri'itting her o*vn .integrity? ■ If she
refrained from telling his father sho
would not be telling the whole truth.
In other words, according to her rea
son, she would be lying.
"No," said Mrs. Day to this, "not at
all. Don't you think it's better to
withhold than to speak unkindly? I'm
sure my hu baud would approve me
1. re We've both found tiiat tlie most
ri fid nutans arc not always the most
e tscte.al nor these only possible in
rectitude. Uno can ; t always be down
r rht. Cue must have tuet. Some-
J. tiutii Wal C_\.l \Uiv rij;4t' l&ah
of tact) ought to have a place m tlio
list of the virtues. One can pain so
much good by it. We human beings
are so different. We need such .lifer
ent treatment. We can't all be led by
the same string-, and I don't believe
God ever meant we should be. Now,
I m pretty sure from what I know ol
Jack that he is not a boy one can drive.
But here Mrs. Lanna interrupted
her with an eager exclamation.
"Goodness gracious, Mrs. Day!
drive! Well. I guess if I had to drive
him to goodness— IJe ought to be
anxious for it on its own account, and
it almost seem> to me that if he can't
see it in that light he might as well be
let stay bad."
"Bad!" echoed Mrs. Day in her turn.
"Jack isn't bad. He's only foolish.
And so far as one's not being led to
goodness is concerned, why, Mrs.
Uanna. if it weren't for that very ne
cessity we'd ail be saints. Every day
we live we're being urged and coaxed
and led toward goodness and away
from temptation by the most patient
and tender means. Don't you see it in
your own experience? Do you thiuk
we have enough virtue in us to go of
our own accord'.' Oh. dear, no! Now
wliat 1 want to prove to you is that it
is not only not wrong, but that it is
positively right, for us to try to win
Jack over by v. hat my husband would
call 'a holy stratagem.' At any rate,
will you let me try? 1 promise to take
all the blame on my shoulders."
Mrs. Uanna wavered. She ardcutly
desired the end. but che distrusted the
"it doesn't sceni to me right." she
protested. "It cciiij't sttm tc u.e a
if the sort of goodness one would gain
in such roundabout ways would be
-.vortb much. But you can try. Only
I feel so fearfully responsible in not
telling his father."
A couple of nights later Jack Uanna
let himself into the house, as was
usual, very gently, but. as was not
usual, l"ng before midnight. lie trod
very softly, but his mother heard him
enter and stood ready to meet him at
the head of the stairs, clad in her dress
ing gown and knitted slippers.
"Oh, hello, mum!" whispered the
young fellow. "You up again? By
the way, Mrs. Day sends her love to
"Mrs. Day?"
"Yes. She says don't forget to send
around for those what-yon-call-'ems
she promised you. Hoopskirt patterns
or something. But, anyway—"
"Where did you see Mrs. Day?" in
terrupted Mrs. Hanna. taking her hand
from the baluster rail and moving a
6tep nearer her son.
"Oh. didn't I tell you? She wanted
me to take her to the Carters'. They
had a whist party and she wanted to
go, and Mr. Day couldn't, or wouldn't
or something. Anyway, 1 took her, and
we had a dait.y lime."
"Whist," said Mrs. Hanna, in a re
pressed voice.
"Yes, whist," repeated the young
man. "And whist! or you'll wake the
pater, (rood night, mum."
He passed before her and closed him
self into his own room.
The next day Sirs. Day told Mrs.
Ilanna that Jack had distinguished
himself at the Carters'.
"They just delight in him. They
think he is so bright and clever and
they wondered why they had never
met him before. Mrs. Carter asked
him to call and he is going, I believe.
I'm glad. The Carters are such fine
people and Hilda is charming. She
plays very well. She and Jack had
quite a musical discussion. He doesn't
like some composer she adores. She
e»j-q it's boentis*-* '
well enough to be able to judge. Jack
grew quite worked up about it!"
"I guess there are few composers
Jack doesn't know about," said his
mother with a spark of pride.
"Yes, so I thought," assented Mrs.
Day. calmly. "I said so, in fact. And
to prove it he and Hilda are coming to
dine with me next Wednesday n ght.
and Hilda is to be convinced that his
feeling isn't one cf 'prejudice, but of
conviction.' I believe that is how he
put it. Fancy! Conviction regarding
a ccmposer! But they were so in
earnest you'd have supposed 'twas a
"And you let them? You didn't tell
them they might be better employed?
You permitted them to talk about their
convictions as though it concerned a
vital question? Oh. Mrs. Day. I'd
rather have it right out with Jack.
This seems to me like wasting time. I
don't see how all this is going to bring
him to salvation."
"Let me try a bit longer," pleaded
Mrs. Day. "Why, 1 haven't fairly be
gun yet."
And with this Mrs. Ilanna was forced
to rest content.
She saw Jack dress for Mrs. Day's
dinner on the appointed night. She
met him in the hail when he returned.
She learned that Hilda Carter had com
pletely won him over to her way of
thinking, and that, after all. he hadn't
known what splendid music it was.
That now, since he did know, he
couldn't rest till he heard more, nnd to
that end he was goinir to the Philhar
monic concert the next night; that
Hilda had got him to sing; that s''c
liked his voice, and that she had ex
tracted a promise fr> m him to sing
nc>:t mouth at the church soeiabie
"I said I would, and I'm g ing t >
take up my lessons again, f r I d. t
want to make ?i mix of it 1 ef> re all y "
good people Sorry, hut you'll h.v ■I >
put up with my chirruping n- aiu
mum." he said And he actually ki ■
her good night-
After that Mrs Hanna could g'i ■
with tolerable accuracy where -It: :k
had been spending his evenings, lie
had his cheery, communicative nights
and his moody, reticent ones An I
these serve ! t report him more faith
fully than he would have believed or
perhaps desired, for we all have our
little rescrvi in spite of ourselves, and
are n .t always anxious to have our
moods revealed.
At first the nights of cheery com
municativeness were the exception, but
gradually they grew more and more
freouent as the young man was drawn
more and more into the society of
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"OU! IIF.LIX), MlTll!"
pure women and honorable men, and
by and by the others ceased entirely,
and if Mrs. Hanna had any ground for
complaint against her son it was not
the company he kept. He attended
church.service regularly every Sunday,
but hi-, mother looked on this i: kunee.
"lie doesn't go for the church's sake.
It's be'ausc ho knows he'll see Hilda
Carter there." mourned s'io.
Mrs. Day laughed.
"It's a bit hard on the miai .ter'3
wife to be told that folks attend her
wiurva tyr nzgyuti v,-u£
which his preaching has nothing to do.
LSui, never mind, so long as he comes.
Later, perhaps, his motive will be
simpler. We can wait. And if we can
Her pause was eloquent. Mrs. Ilanna
made no reply. She had come to con
sult Mrs. Day about the costume Jack
was to wear at an impending exhibi
tion of "Living Pictures."
"You know all about such matters."
she said, "but I never was concerned
in anything of the kind before. In my
day young people weren't always hav
ing to be entertained. We went to
church and prayer-meeting, and that
was the end of it. Hut now it's either
fairs or suppers, or something the n hole
livelong time. Rut I must say I'm
sorry he and Hilda Carter are going to
be in the same tableau. I'm afraid
it will make gossip. Mrs. Danielson
told me yesterday that they were en
"Did you tell that to Jack?" asked
Mrs. Day, with a flicker of amuse
"Yes. Of course. I thought I ought.
I feel it's only right I should give liim
a hint of what's being said so he can
stop it. Of course he can't break with
Hilda all at once, but he might gradu
ally stop coing there That sort ol
thing can't be done abruptly; one has
to use tact and discretion. Yes. Mrs.
Danielson told me, quite as though it
were an open secret, that they were
"What does Jack say?"
Rut Jack did say something He
said it to Hilda herself.
"Oh. by the way, what do you think?
Mrs. Danielson has told my mother
that we were engaged."
"Were?" laughed Hilda to hide her
"No, I mean are," replied Jack
"That was thoughtful of Mrs. Dan
ielson to inform your mother Well
of course you told Mrs. Ilanna that it
was not so. That our feeling for each
other was merely a friendly one."
"No, I didn't. You see. I couldn't
tell her that, because it isn't. I mean
mine isn't."
Hilda reddened.
"You only think that," she said in a
matter-of-fact fort of tone.
"What? That mine i n't? Oh. no. I
know it. What I do tie :k is that yours
is. I makes me raiscra' le."
"I don't want to ct..!;e you mi cr
able—" ventured Hilda
And even r.fter t'.i's, after they were
engaged. Jack v.- t to r'» It
caused his mother t • v in." - < r now
her idea that his : t!e»i lance v .., im
ply for the sake of 1! 1 hff'i'uli "roved
He could see lv rw' rUe v. hc l
It wasdinenH of I (IS 1 at certain
it vas that Mrs. P v h i trim- hed
Heaven hud . m'le ' :i her '.o!y strat
agem.'—Arthur " Magazine
—Ragley--"Th : ; a ■ übroker bowed
to your wif : i he I.now her'*"
Brace—"l rr, -i...• he f els J.hat he
docs; he has s.«en iter picture so often
inside the c. e< f nay watch."—N Y
But th" dav i pent, and stars are
kindlinsr in tl:e Cr ment. to us how
silent, though. !.'. curs, perchance,
busy and full of li. f - and circumstance.
—burned Rogers
The Pleasure* of Home f.ife.
"What a cozy home you have." sai l
bis bachelor friend as lie entered Mr
Nuwed's house for the first time.
"Yes, indeed," said Mr. Nuwed
ecstatically. "I never knew the real
comforts of life until I married. Now.
if you'll just sit down a moment I'll go
down ami «» »'■- * 11 - - "
mnrtnng wood, bring up so.ne coal for
the grate fire, set out the milk pitch; r
mend the kitchen stove, put up a cur
tain pole, attend to a few other domes
tic duties and then we'll sit down and
have a real niee time."—Chicago Rec
Clearest Kind of Proof.
Police Commissioner Several citi
zens swear that they saw Onicer O'Toole
coming out of a brewery.
O'Toole's Lawyer—liut the defease
submits that it could not have been a
Police Commissioner —W'.iat pro >!
have yon of this?
O'Toole's Lawyer—The fact that he
was seen to leave. —Rate Field's Wash
The road to Love.
•• Is there no place " 1 hca • the voutb inquire
•' Between tills plain and that bright hel,;h;
'• You cannot stop." rcn'.le* the a'-rod sire:
••There's no alf-Way liv,uso on the road
to Los o."
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"They .v i* 1 -.trieity," said Pat.
as he st . 1 r■ th incai' c cent
street li j ,t. "but I'll be !r>n?ed ii" I set.'
h' w il is they make the h.orpin burn ia
tli ■l< lUhl ." V le . ■■
No' n v-r-~ t.
lie placed hi : .i" V, h« "rt
"You can:. •; :::: h ■ ; ->tpsle"l.
"what n teml le h ! i ..ii y ' ail y t
give no sign t• > t"i. i i •
She tnme ! :i« :t;, ' rI. I
"Relieve me." ihe Lhcrrd. "tie
worid knows."
A subtle sotnethiri r in hi- way -he
raised her handkcrcai ft- h -r face i »-
pelled him to surr.• ill nv ly take an
other clove or two. D ' it Tribune.
I!a I Tri ! T.i -n.
Little Dot —Mamm . read msip~p"r
that a deaf man ou* * was stu.ig by
a swarm of bees, and now lie can hi.tr
as well as ever
Little Di :1c —I don't sec how bee
stings conld make a c" . f man hear,
but I should think they'd make a dumb
man speak.—Good News.
Not all
Rcssie —Don't you believe in any
Frank—Oh. yes, in pretty girls, fo»
Bessie —Then I suppose you often
Change your pl. ee of u r hip and keep
the same creed. —Detroit Free Press.
An f xprrt Op •• «-n.
Mrs. Benedict—Now, what would you
do, Mr. De Bateh. : f you hati a baby
that cried for the moon'*
De Batch (griaily)—l'd do the next
best thing for him. madam; I'd make
him see stars. Kate Field's Washing
Pl-nt*/ of Co t> my.
Bingo—New that you are living in
the country. 1 !i >ul 1 think you wpu] 1
fiad it lone ome ri..i..,; back and L>rth
on the train.
Withcrby -'."ot at all. ol 1 man I
always hew n rv. ;,;. l with inc. —
A That U'UI Pay tor ItJielf la
h Short Time.
A handy movable shed for brood
sows or calve -, or any desired purpose,
can be made as For the roof
take 4 t pine scani.hu. f"et long;
distribute these for rafters, and nail to
each end a 2x4 pine scantling 8 feet
long: place upon these shingling lath
or sheathing, and cover with shingles
or other material in the ordinary way.
For the ends: The lower end will re
quire 2 scantlings 8 feet long and 2 up
rights of same scantlings 2 feet long.
Hinge this on lower inside edge of
lower end of roof so it will turn in
wards. The upper end arrange the
same way. only use 3 scantlings .'» feet
long and uprights of the same only <1
feet long. The sides fit in with similar
— r 3 B a—
-2h /2 p. Uy
J ' 3 32 S
framing, and so hinge that each side
! will turn inwards over the ends, and
board upright all around. The reason
! for this hinging is for convenience in
j knocking it down, moving it, and set- \
ting it up again. In tearing it down !
carefully tip it over on roof, wrong
side up, on a sled, fold down ends and ,
sides, then move where desired; put |
up again and fasten at corners with a
spike or two, leaving the heads out so ;
as to draw out easily, and it is com- :
plete. Often it need not be let down I
at oil. only tipped on the end of a sled j
as needed. Such a convenience will l
many times pay for itself. It can be '
used sometimes for farm machinery or i
for storing potatoes or other roots un
til ready to pit or market. The accom
panying illustration will give an idea
of its construction. —I). Livingston, in
Orange Judd Farmer.
It< Importance and Pecuniary Vain# on
the Farm.
Barnyard manure is the most impor
tant manurial resource of the farm and
should be carefully saved and used: It
represents fertility drawn from the soil
and must be returned to it if produc
tiveness is to be maintained.
This manure contains all the fertiliz
ing elements required by plants in
forms that insure plentiful crops and
permanent fertility to the soil The
urine is the most valuable portion, but
it is Itest used in connection with the
solid dung, one thus correcting the de
ficiencies of the other.
The amount and value of the manure
produced by different farm animals is
put at the following figures in the
latest farmers' bulletin, the computa
tions being made on the basis of 1,000
pounds of live weight: Sheep, 34.1
P 0 , 1 . , . n^ of , In
cents; pigs, 83.'i pounds, worth 10.7
cents; cows, 74.1 pounds, worth 8 cents,
and horses, 48.8 pounds, worth 7.<>
cents, basing calculations of value on
market prices of commercial fertilizers,
which probably gives results much too
high Making liberal allowances for
these and other considerations. Prof
Roberts estimates that the value of the
manure produced on a small farm car
rying 4 horses. 20 cows. 50 sheep nnd 10
pigs during the seven winter months
amounts to about Poultry man
ure is the most highly e. teemed as a
fertilizer: after which come respective
ly sheep, pigs, horses and cows. —N. Y.
Some of the Kl nit. untl tlic Pe
cult r * i-r in of . urh.
Of all the roots with which horses
are tempted the carrot, as a rule, is the
favor it- and perhaps the most benefi
cial It is said to be somewhat diu
retic in its effect and to exercise a sa
tuirious influence on the skin Cer
tain it is that a sick horse may be
coaxed into eating carrots when disin
clined t.i partake of other nourish
ment. with the greatest beneficial re
sults. For the failing horse carrots
are most valuable as an article of diet,
and n few may be given with advan
tage to u horse in a healthy condition.
fat meal is extremely nutritious, und
as a food for the convalescent horse is
most valuable The bruising process
the grain has undergone breaks the
husk ami renders it more easily acted
upon by the digestive organs It is
usually given in the form of a gruel,
and in that form it is one of the most
essentia) articles of diet for the infirm
ary Linseed is decidedly to lie in
cluded in the sick diet roll It is nu
tritious, nnd from its oleaginous nature
soothing to the frequently irritable
mucous membrane of the alimentary
canal, and hence is to be particularly
recommended in the treatment of sore
throats. Nor is its bland effect local
only; its more general influence is par
ticularly observable in affections of the
kidneys.—N. Y World.
Corn N»t Kf*:i<tlly AnnluilUtcd.
The pig suddenly changed to a feed of
corn will for a little time make rapid
gain in weight, but its digestion will
soon be so much impaired that it can
] not assimilate the food it eats, and it
■ will not continue to make the gain it
j should Older animals digest the corn
i better, and it Is. therefore, a bettei
j food for them than for growing gigs.
•• Darling Ethol." ho tenderly whispered
In tones that were loving nnd true,
"Would you care for love In a cottaco.
Where no ore should live but us two?"
" Yes. Charlie.' - *ho said, blushlnu sweetly.
And did not rebuff his warm kiss.
" I think life In a cottage at Newport
Would be the perfection of bliss."
—N. V. World
Father—Why is it that you have nc
money the day after you receive youi
Son —It is not my fault, daddy—it h
all owing to other people.—Truth
No Impor t»i:cc.
Official—What's that? A man run
over und hurt? Notify the entire pi>
lice force to watch out fur the bicy
clist who did it.
Policeman—lint it wasn't a bicyclist.
It was a beer wag' a.
Ofiicial —oh, <{ thut's all. never taind.
People are used to being ruu tMft? '
Ujct win;uaui —UyytA JS'uwa.
You may talk about yer venison. yer bar-meal
an' rcr fowl.
You may blow yer Horn bout every-.hlc* fron
turkey down to owl
You may chirp about jer Qoall oc toast as' tick
ah that, you see.
Bui the CUP old-fashioned porker la goo<
enough fer me
You may spin long yams on beefsteak, on rab
bit au on snipe.
On all that » good to swaller. from ox-tall sri|
to tripe.
Yer mouth may run to water bout ehlckea
But old-fashioned ham an fravy 1* good
enough fer me
You may hunt the country over fer some thine
fit to eat
la the line of coon er 'possum or other kind us
You may chew a touch old brisket cow, so old
sho couldn't see.
But the old style roasted spar-rib Is good
enough fer me
You may rrtnd up meat and mix It with peppei
and with salt.
Then add a little fyarllc an" yaller meal aa'
An' yerbs an' roots an' on'.oas. an' a Uttle cat
nip tea.
But old-fashioned country sausage U good
enough fer me.
You may feast on shiny flohes. on bass an' carp
an' eels,
Thai's purty much a owla' to how a feller
But what a feller's raised to he'll gine rally be.
An the hog and all that's on him U good
enough fer me
Jest kill a thrifty porker, about two L u art red
Hang up a side ur spar-ribs and wat«h 'Mi
turn around
An' slzz an' spud an' sputter before the epea
Ore. i
Hung to a nail In the mantel an' strung up oa
a wire.
Now. set a pan below it upon the brick hearth
flat. j
An' see the pravy trickle down from lean meat
an' from tat.
Blch grub might not be Qttln' fer the king er
his srumtee. i
But It's old-fashioned country eatln'. an' H*a •
good enough fer me.
Then when yer pig has cooled enough take
down that blgrest half.
Strip up the Juicy tenderlina an' watch the
children laugh.
Now slice the pieces cross ways about a quar- I
ter thick
An' fry em on a frisky fire mo they'll get done
rite quick.
An' In the bottom gravy jest break a dozes
Laid by them greedy Plymouth Rocks, conaara
their pesky Ic^-h;
Jest draw up the table now. with neither floe
nor ft?c;
Of course it's only- country truck, but it's good
enough fer me.
You folks that's llrlo' In the town on drled-up
An' cotlllsh balls an' terrapin an' second-hand
Come out into the country oaoe. yer welcome
an yer frre:
You'll Und the porker good enough fer either
you or me
—C A Robinson, in Western Rural
Aa Old-l ashloned ContrlraaM Suitable
for the Average Farm.
There has been considerable inquiry
for a pallotvs on which to raise the
carcasses of hops. For common farm
use, where it is employed but once or
twice a year, it is doubtful if anything'
is cheaper or better than the old
fashioned contrivance illustrated here
with A six-inch pole that la sound Is
placed in the crotches of two heavy
poles well set, or in the branches of
In* iLMUt lu*
two near-by trees. To these the gam
brels are fastened by chains, and this
improvised cylinder is made to revolve
and lift the pork by rolling it by
means of a crowbar, or strong stick
which fits into holes bored into the poJe
at right angles. This is prevented
from unwinding by a pin thrust into a
hole bored in the post. Of course, pul
leys and ropes are better, but these are
not always owned. Farm Journal
Certainlt the suggestion need not
be made that a leaky roof on any build
ing ought to receive immediate atten
It is not likely that we shall
the prico of wheat at the old figure.
We cannot com|>ete with cheap land
and pauper labor
Fakmers are among our very beat
citizens because most of them own
their own homes. A man with a home
to protect will usually be a good citi
Wk are asked what the buckwheat
tree is. and where it grows? The buck
wheat tree is au evergreen shrub of
the gulf states. Its fruit is shaped
like a kernel of buckwheat, hence the
name of the tree
TURKIC is no better time for hauling
out manure than when there is good
sleighing Haul it out on the sled.
Whatever enn be done with the sled
•an be more easily done than it can be
with a wagon. Farmers Voico
flow Bom# ! «rm«n Low Mon^y.
Grain and hay are often held until
they decline in value from damage by
weather, shrinkage in weight, etc., to
say nothing about declino in market
quotations They are not kept off the
market by any spirit of speculation as
a rule or from hope of advance In price
things have not been tending that
way of late—but from sheer careless
ness oftentimes The percentage of
loss in this way Is quite a considerable
item in the experience of a multitude
of farmers, and those, too. who osa ill
afford it.
Feared Ooaatp.
"Xo, my dear," said Mrs. Parrey
New to her caller, "1 shall not serve .
wafers at my teas this season."
"I couldn't think of It. If T served ,
anything smaller than biscuit Ul
natured people would be certain te
say Mr. New had felt the hard times.*'
—Washington Star.
What They Talk Aboat.
Mrs. Yerger—Matilda, you and Mrs.
Pctcrby's servant are always talking
together. What do you find to talk
Matilda Snowball —We was Jess j
amusin' ourselves, jesa de same as you '
und Mrs. Peterby does, except dat you
talk about the servants and we talked
about our employers. —Turn many Time a. j
The One Injured.
Minnio —Did you hear about Mollie'a
thuicc falling off the trolley car and .
breaking his arm?
Mamie —Yes. I wonder if ho will sue
the company for damages?
Minnie—l guess not. I shouldn't won
der if she does, though.—Cincinnati
A Snft Answer.
Aetrese (angrily)— Did you write that
criticism which said my impersonnilon
of "The Abandoned Wife" was a miser
able failure?
Cri'.io— Ye—you see, you looked
so irrtiiaUbiy beautiful that it was im>
pow.il) lo 10 fancy thirt may roup tMUU
Y< Waklp
His AppneUtlii Reader Who Dl< Hot
Know film.
One of the compensation! of the poet
is that, now and then, he stumbles upas
surprises such as tickle his dlaphrapro
and ripple hi.* face with smiles. One of
these surprises greeted genial Dr.
Holme* in the days when he went to
dinners. At a certain dinner party a
young Virginia girl, visiting Boston,
was seated next to a homely little old
gentleman, whose name she had not
caught. A correspondent of the Bos
ton Transcript tells what resulted from
that failure:
The gentleman began to talk with
her. and asked her how ahe passed her
time in the country •'Ob, we read, my
father and I," she said.
"What do you read?" asked the little
old man.
"Well, the 'Autocrat of the Break
fast Table' for one thing." abe an
"I should think yon would not care
to read that more than once, "remarked
the old man. In a tone of slight dispar
"My father and 1 may not be . judges
of literature," said Miss Virginia, with
a faint accent of scorn, "but when we
g< I to the end of the 'Autocrn' " we
generally turn hack to the b-- nag
and read it over again."
The little old man smiled at thi.v :id
was disposed to be friendly, but i iss
Virginia was so distrusted with hu tone
concerning the "Autocrat" that ahe mat
him with chilly indifference.
As soon as the guests went Into the
drawing-room, her hostess whispered
reproachfully to her: "You didn't seem
to find Dr. Holmes as interesting as I
"Dr. Holmes!"shrieked Miss Virginia.
There was a lab!ran and tin explana
flare R«i>n In EiltUDf« Sine* thai
Dmjc «f Ancient Efrpt
The art of rendering artificial aid to
the memory by associating in the mind
things difficult to remember with those
which are easy of recollection is said
to have originated with the Egyptians.
The first person to reduce it to a sys
tem was. according to Cloero. the poet
Bimonides, who lived 600 years B. C.
His plan la known aa the topical or
locality plan, and is outlined by tho
Philadelphia Times as follows: Choose
m large house with a number of differ
ently furnished apartments in it. Im
press upon the mind carefully all that
is noticeable In the house, so that the
mind can rt-adily go over all its parts.
Then place • wries of ideas in the
house, the first in the hall, the next'in
the sitting-room, and so on with the
rest. Now, when one wishes to recall
these idoas in their proper succession,
commence going through the house,
and the idea placed in each depart
ment will be found to readily recur to
the mind in connection with it. It la
related that tho mnemonio plan was
first suggested to the poet by a tragic
occurrence. Having been called from
a banquet just before the roof of the
house fell and crushed all the rest of
the company, he found on returning
that the bodies were so mutilated that
no individual could be recognised, but
by remembering the places which they
had severally occupied at the tabtto, ha
was able to Identify them. He was
thus led to notice that the order of
places may, by association, suggest the
order of things.
Pulsations Travel at a Very High Bate mt
Some of our readers may rem am tear,
says Youth's Companion, that the
pulsations of the great earthquake in
Greece last April were perceived in
England, and, it was believed, at the
Cape of Good Hope, by moans of very
delicate instruments contrived for the
purpose of registering any slight shak
ing of the earth's crust. In like man
ner the shock of the Constantinople
earthquake of July last was perceived
at various meteorological observatories
in Austria, Russia. Germany, Holland,
France and England.
By a comparison of times, combiaed
with the distances from Constantinople
of the places where pulsations were
observed, a fairly accurate estimate ot
the velocity with which the earthquake
waves traveled was obtained.
The average speed was about two
miles per second. This is almost ex
actly the same velocity as that whieh
was calculated for the pulsations of
the Greek earthquake in April. At
this rate, if it were continued without
diminution, the wave would pass com
pletely round the earth, along a great
circle. In about three hours and a hall
One of the English Instrument* whlah
registered the e pulsations ia at'' Mis
bottom of a deep mine near Newcastle
on-Tyne, and its delicacy may be
Judged from the fact that It has record
ed the beating of the waves on the sea
coast ten miles away.
I|e Challenged the pit
The short and disastrous reign of
Louis XVI. produced two remarkable
duelists—the petticoated Chevalier
d'Eon and the mulatto St. George.
D'Eon died in London as late aa 1810,
and no satisfactory reason was ever
given for the whim which made him
a quarter of a century attire himself la
woman's clothes. The black St. George
was at once the best fencer and the
best pistol shot of his day, and won hie
reputation In many meetings. In spite
of his fame an a duelist, he is said to
have been a very inoffensive man and
to have avoided quarrels as far as he
might. One of the most wholesale
challenges on record dates from this
period, when Marquis de Tenteaias,
having been rebuked for sitting too
forward at the wings, considered him
self to be slighted by the audience.
"Ladies and gentlemen," said he, "with
your permission a piece will be per
formed to-morrow called 'The In:
solence of the Pit Chastised,' In as many
acts aa may be desired, by Marqaie
de Teatenlac." The peaceable pit took
no notice of the bellicose nohleman'e
Bard te Ml.
Jess—That young man ts wry
greeable to stare at us that way.
Besa-The other Is Just ae had; he
hasn't looked this way ease-—K- t
The Canse of IS.
We swore she was treading oa air,
Brr stop was so daintily tight:
Bat those who know better deolars
Bar shoes were a trifle too tight.
—t > 3Ch»
The Teacher— Willie Watson. go to
the blackboard and doooribe to Utc alatg
• serai-curve.
Willie Watson—Wat's ther use, teaoto
m . when they can mo OhT B|
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