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ready to supply the trade.
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H. A. Lozier Co.
J. E. Forsytk, Ag't.
116 W. Jefferson St. BUTLER, PA.
Owioir to a contemplated change io our businena April Ist. it becomes
necessary that we close oat our entire stock on or before that date—We
will therefore place on sale this week over 2,000 pairs of pant*. 1,000 suits
underwear, 1,200 Men's, 800 Boy's and «00 Children's suit*; 500 Over
coats; 1600 Hats; 300 solid irold Rings; 50 Watchep; 200 Chains, 1,000
Collar and Coff batton-; 2,000 Scarf pins; 200 Shirt waists.etc.
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some ot the bargain*.
HVdneeday Jan. 30—Pants day—2"> per cent off,
Friday, Feb. Ist —Ov rcoat day—2o per cent. off,
Tuesdat Feb ."ith— Underwear dav —2o per cent. off.
Thor*d*y, Feb 7tb— lew*-lr> da*—2">p»r cent off,
Monday, Feb. 11 lb—Hat day—2s per cent, off
Special sales on certain lines of goo-is ev« ry day *H long an those good
lant These goods not subject to special discount Pant- former price 3
io 6 dollars, special price $1 50 o $3 50— Men's suits former price $4 50 to
sl2 00, special price 250 to 7 50.—Children* suits. former price 1 to <>
dollars special pric»- 75c to $3 50,—fine gondola lU'f former price $2 00 to
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doobt it Just call aroond and we will convince you.
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21 N. Ma iri St., Duffy's Blcck, toiler, F i
"While charms may strike the sight,
'Tis Merit wins the soul."
"W? I MPROVEM KNT in footgear is
■r |S| * a sure index of a progressive civ
? Ba' ilization, keeping prices down is
1 prognostic that a big business will
now getting for
>' than you
We won't hypnotize you and compcll you to inspect our st< il
but your own interests and good judgment should cause you to do j
so. Lookers are what we ask for—only that, (jive us our store full j
of lookers and we'll risk the rest.
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nishing goods-Harness, Collars, Whipts.
Dusters, Saddles, etc.
-A.lso trunks and valines.
Repairing done on short notice.
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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
It Is Not
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tells the story. The great volume o. evi
dence in th- form of unpurchased. volun
tary testimonials prove beyond doubt that
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Hood's Pills c*rs habitual constipation.
A busin- -•> tha' keeps gr w
ing through a season ot de
pression, such as the country
has experienced, is an evi
dence that people realize the)
save money by trading with
us. We know, and always
have known, the days of lai ge
profits are past. \\ ithou
question wo are giving more
for the money than last year
Our stock is larger to select
from than last year.
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largest stock, host
business, etc. You
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different styles to select from,
price $1.25 actual value $2.00.
We are goiny to spring a sur
prise on our customers and place
on sale a Ladies Kid Button
Shoe, Pat tips at 88cts., also a
Ladies fine grain button shoe a!
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don't delay, they are going fast
We claim to sell the best shoe
for SI.OO ever made. It is a gent
fine Buff Shoe in lace or congr
and just as much style to it as
any $3.00 shoe in the market.
Our mens A Calf Congress and
Lace shoe at 95c!s, needs no
mention. We are selling them
about as fast .t-> wc < ,111 th- n
y\ll winter goods and Rub >vi
to be sold regardlcs «.( (.Ist.
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T TLKK. P A.. TH U HSD AY, FEBRUARY 7. 1
V? F FA T E hB d
v\'\ i B thrown Robert
/vfcm. Uuis Steven-
JPISSMN 'X# (Jj 8011 and Whale
Oil Gv.s togeth
er er I re the
with his un
timely end the literature of the world
might have been the richer by one
more story of stirring adventure and
thrilling incident upon the raging
main. In the two score years since the
Yankee sailor first saw the light oi
day in the ancient port of Nantucket,
he has met with a variety of experi
ences worthy the pen of any noveiist,
and unsurpassed in interest by the
flights of the most fanciful imagina
tion in fiction.
The rare old days when the life ol
the seafaring man was one of unend
ing adventure have about passed away.
The remotest corners of every ocean
have long since been explored, and
their secrets given to the geographers;
the gentle practice of marooning has
fallen into a worthy disuse, and th«
only pirates that now infest the seas
are the skulking robbers of the Malay
peninsula. The black flag along with
the thousand other things dear to the
man with an imaginative mind has
been raleg'ated into the limbo of th«
past; and no adventurous cook may
ever again hope to discover a second
group of Hawaiian isles and be hon
ored by queen and country for hii
Of all the once numerous classes ol
sea adventurers the whaling man
alone exists to-day. He is the sole re
maining link between the gloriouj
past and the material present, says tin
St. Louis Republic. Sir Walter Raleigh,
stout-hearted Francis Drake, Capt.
Kidd and Lafitte, the Gulf Tiger, livq
only on the pages of history; but Whale
Oil Gus, the bold mariner of Nantucket,
now a resident of St. Louis, still re
mains to gladden the hearts of red
blooded folk with his tales of stirring
times upon the vasty deep. In
his life. Whale Oil Gus has crowd
ed enough experience to fill a
dozen volumes of adventure. The
press of circumstance still keeps the
doughty whaler away from the sea he
loves so well, despite its cruel treat
ment of him, and he reluctantly con
sented to tell a Republic young man
the following chapter of his life:
Among a rare collection of harpoon
whale guns and other paraphernalia oi
his collection Gus possesses a long
wooden handled, rusty bladed knife,
which he counts among the dearest of
"Do you see this ugly weapon?" he
asked, holding up the murderous look
ing blade and running his thumb along
the rusty edge. "Well, the knife has a
history. It figured in one of the most
trying episodes of mv career.
"It was in the spring of '33 that we
sailed away from New Bedfordtown on
the good ship Marie, bound for the
whaling- grounds of the southern seas.
Counting the five officers, there were
thirty-two souls on board, the crew be
ing composed of sailors of every na
tionality, but principally of New Bed
ford men. It is an old saying among
people who follow the ocean that out
of every complement of officers on
board a ship one is sure to be a villain.
The truth of this saying was proved in
the case of the Marie before we had
been two days out of port. When a lot
of men are huddled together in the
narrow compass of a whaling vessel it
doesn't take them long to find out one
another's characteristics, and before
the second day's sun hud sunk into the
sea we men in the forecastle had de
cided that Tom Johnson, the second
mate, was the one to lie feared. Capt.
Edwards, although a mighty fine sailor
and a good whaleman, was a little bit
weak in matters of discipline, and the
second mate seemed to take it upon
himself to run the whole ship.
"By the time we had got off the coast
of Brazil the men found his conduct no
unbearable that they went in a body
to the shipper and made complaint.
The captain said he'd look into th«
matter, and advised the men to go on
about their business, and try to put
up witli Johnson as long as possible.
This didn't satisfy us, of course, but
there was nothing to be done except
go back to work, which we did at once.
".Matters drifted on for a few days,
while we forged southward before a
stiff wind, and it looked like things
were going to lie pleasant again. Hut
when we got down near the old
Spanish town of Maranhao a little
squall came up one afternoon which
seemed likely to develop into a storm,
and we were sent aloft to reef the sails.
One of the men who was handling the
main topsail was new in the business
and a little bit slow, and the second
mate, watching from the deck, began
to curse him for an awkward lubber,
and ordered him to come down. The
young fellow obeyed orders, though I
Could see his neck swollen with rage a»
he passed me in sliding down the rig
(fitiff, and when he reached the deck
the mate kept on abusiuif him and
calling him every vile name he could
think of, until the young sailor mut
tered something under his breath
which the mate didn't hear.
" 'What's that, yon dog?' lie shouted,
as he advanced on the fellow.
" 'I didn't say anything,' was the
" 'You lie!" cried the mate, and pick
ing up an iron bar he struck the boy
such a cruel blow that it shattered his
left shoulder blade. lie was about tc
strike hiin again wh n the captain ap
peared on deck and interfered, doubt
less saving the young man's life. Still
holding the iron liar in his hand the
mate walked aft, cursing a blue streak
aud damning every man in the fore
"When the men came down from
among the shrouds they helped their
wounded shipmate to his hammock,
and then held a council of war. They
decided to again go to the captain and
lay before him an ultimatum. This was
done, the men declaring that they
would quit the shipat the first port un
less the mate was turned down. The
captain explained that Johnson had
shipped under a contract, and all that,
but that he would try to get rid of him
as soon us possible. This answer had
to satisfy us, though every one of us
vowed vengeance on that mate, and
we again went back to work.
"'lhings went on this miserable way
until we rounded the Horn and started
up the Chilian coast. Then one of the
—fell sick, lie was a delicate sort of a
chap, anyhow, and every body predicted
he wouldn't come back to New ltcdford
when he shipped with us. Well, as I
said, he fell sick, and was so feeble one
morning that he couldn't show 011 deck.
When the rest of us had lined up the
second mate noticed Randall's absence
and asked with an oath where he was.
Some one replied that he was sick.
Randall had been one of the leaders in
the protest which had been made to
the captain about the mate, and John
ton knew it, and recognized hi- chance
to get even. Going into the foreeu tie
he bewail abusing poor Randall, and
ordered him to get up and go to work.
The sick man replied that he couldn't do
it, and with that the mate grabbed him
by the throat and literally dragging
him out on the deck and over to a pile
of rope yarns, ordered him to make a
ball of sennit. Poor Randall, pale as a
ghost, and that feeble that he could
hardly raise his hand, was too weak and
afraid to make any resistance, and be
gan twisting the yarn as best he could.
All of a sudden the slow motion of hie
hands ceased, his body swayed once or
twice, and then fell orer, iace for
ward. Alexander, a Norwegian sailor
who was one of the sick man's chums,
and myself rushed over to help the
poor follow, but when we raised him
up and looked into his face we saw at a
glance that he was dead. He hadbe"fen
killed by cruelty.
"Seeing us bending over Randall's
body the second mate came forward
and demanded to know what was the
matter. He might have seen for him
self if he hadn't been a demon, but we
told him—and then happened the most
horrible thing it has ever been my mis
fortune to see. With the laugh of a
fiend Johnson cried:
'• 'He's dead, is he? Well, just watch
me bring the cur to life!' And with
that he raised his foot and gave the
poor corpse a kick full in the face.
" 'l'll teach him how to shirk hla
work!' cried the monster, as he again
kicked poor George's body. 'l'll show
him what it is to pretend to be dead!'
and he jerked the corpse up and shook
it. and threw it down again, and kicked
it around and around the deck, cursing
all the while like a maniac.
"By this time the captain had been
attracted by the noise and came out to
see what was up. He was horrified and
ordered the inhuman creature to stop
his ghastly work and go aft.
"That settled it. We determined to
take the case of the second mate in our
own hands that very night and avenge
our wrongs and the indignities heaped
upon our dead comrade as swiftly as
possible. That evening the wind low
ered and we were becalmed. Before
eight o'clock our plans had been laid.
We were to break out in open mutiny
and demand the mate's life from the
captain, in whose cabin, with prob
ably some premonition of the doom in
store for him, the villain had taken
refuse. If the captain proved unwill
ing we were to go into the cabin and
get him anyhow. As we suspected, the
captain would not listen to us. There
upon two men seized him and held him
fast, while we went after the monster
who had been making our lives a hell.
"Each man of us had a knife, and
when we appeared at the door of the
cabin the mate read in our faces what
we intended to do. Alexander, the
Norwegian, was in advance, and to him
the cowardly cur fell on his knees and
began begging for his life. There was
no delay, and not a word was spoken.
With one swift, sure blow with this
knife I hold in my hand, Alexander
leaned forward and struck the cower
ing mate full in the heart. As silently
as the deed had been done, we picked
up the hated body and, carrying it to
the railing, flung it into the sea.
"The next morning poor Randall's
body was shrouded and sunk with due
solemnity, and then each one of us
went to Capt. Edwards and placed our
selves under his commands again.
"When we reached Valparaiso we
were tried before the American consul
on the charge of murder and mutiny
on the high seas. Hut the captain did
not press the cases, and when we told
the consul our story we were all dis
"That is the history behind this rusty
old knife you see here May the good
Lord deliver me from such another ex
—Chopin hail a weak stomach, and
any food taken in large quantity was
certain to disagree with him. For sev
eral years he lived almost exclusively
on liquid diet.
NAUTCH GIRLS OF TANJORE.
Wonderful Tower of I'emoimtlon lU«alt
-Ing front Inherited Irmtlnrtd.
The serpent dance, winding through
a sinuous maze of gliding measures, ap
pears almost a transformation or re
incarnation of the performer into the
cobra, which she represents, says All
the Year Round. Instincts Inherited
from bygone generations of Nautch
dancers combine with close observation
of nature to produce miraculous re
sults. The Nautch girl lives to please
and labors for that end with the suc
cess which attends the unwearied pur
suit of one absorbing object. I'nlversal
influence and fascination still belong to
her, though in narrower range than of
old, aud the dancer of Tanjore, who
concentrates the whole force of her
genius upon the requirements of her
art. differs •• * much from the ordinary
Nautch girl of India as a masterpiece
of Raphael from the sign hoard whTch
swings before the rustic inn. Every
feature of the mobile face reflects the
passing sentiment of the moment in the
drama delineated with consummate
skill; the dark eyes flash with fury, fill
with tears or melt with tenderness, ac
cording to the exigencies of the vary
ing situation, and in the nervous ener
gy which throbs and palpitates through
every vein and fiber of the elastic and
exquisitely proportioned frame, the tide
of life seems to glow through the veil
of flesh like some mystic flame burn
ing in a crystal lamp. The Nautch
girls form a distinct caste and jealous
ly retain their immemorial rights and
privileges They exercise their own
laws and customs with the independ
ence of control gained by a wider ex
perience of life than that permitted to
their Indian sisters.
The S«n*ltlvn Oy*t<-r
Any man who leaps heavily upon the
deck of an oyster boat is likely to make
an enemy his master. It is a belief of
oyster catchers that the oyster is pecul
iarly sensitive to such jars. The care
ful oysterman never chops wood on
deck when be has a cargo on board lest
ho kill the oysters, and he dreads a
thunderstorm for the same reason.
The modern wheel jtoe* yery fast.
Yet th'-ro's no use concoalluj
As wo oh>,crvo It pausing by,
U has that tired feeling
Softlelgli—That, dear boy, i« the pic
ture of the dearest girl I know; and i
am the only man she ever kissed!
Uartlleigh—l believe you, old man,
because 1 used to be the only man she
sver kissed, myself!—Brooklys Life.
Got a I p.
"Blykens called Slugby a big, brutal
bully yesterday afternoon."
"Really? I didn't know Hlykcnshad
a telephone in his office."—Washington
(L martial had
v V -J been ordered
£• convened at
gR* Fort Marcy. It
Private Thomas Wilkins, ol Company
D, —th infantry, had been tried for
being off duty without leave, the pa
pers ha<l been signed and sent to \\ ash
ington by the afternoon mail, and Col.
John Brierly, who had acted as judge
advocate, and Maj. Thompson, the sur
geon, who had appeared as witness
against Wilkins, were striding along
the board walk toward the colonel's
quarters when I met them, and was
invited in to have a glass of something
After the something hot had been
declared excellent by all the persons
interested, the talk naturally was of
"By the way, colonel," said Maj.
Thompson, "if you will pardon my say
ing so, I thought you were very lenient
toward Wilkins in your examination."
"Yes," said the colonel, "I generally
am in such cases. You know.'* he said,
turning to me, "Wilkins left his quar
ters to go and see his sweetheart. He
is engaged to the girl."
"But it was a clear case of neglect of
duty," remarked the surgeon.
"I know it," replied thecolonel, "but
well, I sympathized with him."
The major said nothing more. The
colonel regarded his glass for a few
m oments, tested the punch, and then,
looking up suddenly, he said:
"I'll tell you what I will do. If you
men will give me your word of honor
never to reveal to a soul what I have to
tell until I am dead and gone, I will
give you my reasons for sympathizing
with this man."
We g-ave him our word of honor, and
we kept our word. The colonel has
now been dead for many years; the ma
jor, I believe, is on the retired list, and
living' somewhere up in Maine, and so I
do not feel that I am wronging any
man in writing down the story told us
that winter afternoon, some ten or fif
teen years ago.
"In the little old churchyard just
outside of the Mexican village of San
Felipe, in Arizona," the colonel said,
"is a grave off by itself in one corner.
On the modest headstone is the in
scription: 'Sacred to the memory of
the Wood Dove,received into the church
as Mercedes Brierly, wife of Col. John
Brierly, U. S. A., died March 10, 187—,
aged 2fi years.'
"Mercedes Brierly was my wife. I
am the John Brierly referred to. She
was an Apache Indian, and when you
have heard what I did to win her hand,
knowing her heart was mine, you will
understand why I did not put many
severe questions to the poor young man
"I first met the girl who was des
tined to be my wife in the spring of
186—.when I was stationed on the
frontier. The civil war, in which I had
won my colonel's commission, was just
over, and the Apache and other Indi
ans were constantly on the war path. I
was at that time in command of tha
—th cavalry, and I had about three
hundred men with me.
"We were encamped near a little
Mexican village, San something or oth
er, in the northeastern part of New
Mexico. We had had no work to do
for about a month, but the air of my
tent was heavy with reports brought
to me of a large body of Apaches said
to be on the war path and rapidly ap
proaching our neighborhood.
"One afternoon—l remember the day
well —the reports were verified by the
capture of an Apache girl by some of
my men. The girl was brought to my
tent by her captors. They had found
her riding by herself in the hills, aud
had only succeeded in making her a
prisoner after she had severely wounded
one of them.
"I will not attempt to describe the
beauty of this Kirl. iShe was then
about nineteen years of a fee, of sublime
figure, with the most wonderfully
beautiful eyes. I will oi)ly say that I
fell in love with her the very moment
I saw her.
"VVe held tfc' girl a prisoner. .She re
fused to tell us anything about herself
or to betray the whereabouts of her
people. That they were near we knew,
however, and daily and nightly we ex
pected an attack. But for one month
they remained under cover. We did
not go out and look for them, as it was
my policy always to let them tire the
"That month was in many respects
the happiest month in my life. Love
was new to me. I hadn't known it
since my days at \\ est Point. I loved
the girl with all my heart, and, wlmt
was sweeter, she soon grew to love
me in return.
"One afternoon I told her of my love,
anil 1 asked her to marry me. She told
me then that she love.l me, and told mo
that she would marry me. I left her,
aim that night the Apaches attacked
us. Their victory was complete. They
found us unprepared. Our loss was
something fearful and my loss was
greater still, for when the morning
came the girl was missing. Her people
had recaptured her
"The morning found us in a desper
ate mood The men were mad, and I
was mad. We were all in the humor
for a first-class massacre, and I laid my
plans accordingly Our .-.couts located
the enemy, and that afternoon we
penned them in and had t hem at mr
mercy. Our numbers were about even,
but our men were all old soldiers, thor
oughly disciplined, and so they fell
easy victims tcrour superiority.
"It was about five o'clock, when the
fighting was at its worst, I showed a
flag of truce, ind a few moments later
an Indian of commanding stature rodo
out from the little fort they had built
on the top of he hill aud advanced to
the center of the diminutive plain
which stretched liet.wcen where the
two armies were posted. I rode out
alone to meet him, for I could guess
that he was the chief of the tribe.
I offer you peace,' I said to hiin,
'on two conditions: first., that you lay
down your arms and surrender; second,
that the girl you stole from us last
night lie returned to me.'
" 'She is my daughter,' said the In
" 'Then there is much more reason
why you should surrender, for I love
her; I would marry her, and 1 do not
wish to be at war with her people.'
" 'You are good,' replied the Indian,
with a sneer, the first and only time I
have ever seen a sneer on the face of an
Indian. ' You offer me peace for honor.
Go back to your tents.'
"That evening at about eight o'clock
a corporal came into my tent, saluted,
and said that an Indian girl wished to
speak with me. My heart ixsat vio
lently, and I ordered the man to show
"Hut it was not my love —not my
Wood Dove, as she had told iu« her
name was among her people. The girl
who stood before ine was small and
wizened, with weak eyes, and in rags.
" 'What do you want?' 1 asked her.
" 'The Wood Dove could not fly to
you,' she replied, "so she sent me.
They are guarding her, but she will
escape from them. Siie tells me to say
to you that my people will charge up
on you to-morrow morning. and that to
deceive you all of our wumcu will be
mounted and held in the rear, as if
they were men waiting for their turn
to fight. She tclK me to say to you
that she will be mounted on a black
horse, with a star in its forehead, and
with two white forelegs.
"'She will be in the front line when
the charge is made, aud at your tirst
fire will fall from her horse as though
she were wounded. You must then
L-.a:inge to pick her biidy up before our
people do o Her father is the chief
of our people; he ~":>s the chief with
whom you spoke to-uuy. an ! he wa<
very angry with her when he curat
back to us. She has persuaded hire
that she does not love you, but hate?
you, and, though she is well guarded
to-night, it is because of the fear of ac
attack from you.'
"The woman le*t ine and returned,
as she had come, to the tents of the
"In the morning- I called my officers
about me again and told them what I
had learned. My plans were completed
and I had but to wait. I had not long
to wait, either, for within an hour the
warriors came forth from under cover,
and behind came what looked like a
second regiment, but what I knew to
be the women.
"The Indians advanced aud the bugle
sounded the order to mount. I rode out
to my place and stationed six chosen
bodyguardsmen immediately behind
"TOU ABE GOOD."
mc in the rank. For some while I
could not make out the horse I looked
for, but at last I saw it in the rear
guard, and then, as the Indians gal
loped their horses, I saw it come out
from among the women and take a
place in the ranks of the men.
"The enemy came on now towards us
at a brisk gallop, its line as straight as
an arrow, and, as I tightened my waist
band, I caught sight again of the horse
with the white forelegs. It was in the
very middle of the line. My joy was
"The enemy was now in the middle of
the plain, an<l the time had come for
action. The bugle sounded and we
were off. slowly and quietly loping
over the ground at first; then, as the
enemy came nearer, thundering over
the parched earth. Within gunshot
we came and the Indians opened on us.
A few of our men dropped, but we did
not reply. On we thundered, and then
a line of insipid, useless fire burst from
"I heard a cry. I saw a fitfure —the
figure of the girl I loved. There was a
rushing and a growling and a thunder
ing of hoofs. We were among them,
cutting to the and left. We cut
our way through them. I dashed for
ward to where my love awaited me.
"I leaned forward over my horse,
seized her in one hand and lifted her,
with a strength I knew not 1 possessed,
and placed her on the saddle behind
me. My bodyguard pi:iced themselves
in a circle around me, the bugle
sounded the charge again, the signal
to commence firing, and then, wheel
ing, we opened on tiiem with saber
and carbine. Through their lines we
went again, my gu trdsraen about me,
mowing a hole for me through the red
men. And then, safe in our own terri
tory once more, I gave mv love into the
safekeeping of my six faithful fellows,
and they returned to our camp with
"Is there anything else I can tell
you? You know the result of that bat
tle, and the major here is old enough
in the service to remember the com
mendation of congr.->-» with which I
was honored. The tight lasted but a
few moments, and then, beaten, half
of their number dead, their chief, the
great Deer Head. Willed, the enemy re
treated in disorder
"Without much ado. my Indian girl
and I were marl ied at the little Mex
ican church in the village. For some
short, few years we were very happy,
anil then the All Destroyer took her
from me " Chicago Journal
A DROP OF ETHER.
In ClirmUtry a Smull Klfnmnt Count* for
Much If* Itraulta.
Among condiments alcohol must be
reckoned. It is a pluralist condiment,
however, and—it goes without saying
—is a dangerous condiment in more
senses than one. A good deal that has
been said about alcohol might be urged
against other condiments, says New Sci
ence Review. Mustard, for example, if
largely mixed with water and freely
taken, produces vomiting and occasion
ally inflammation of the intestinal
mucous membrane. Suit, even under
circumstances when not counterbal
anced by vegetable juices, induces a
disease of hideous type. In respect of
alcoholics the result of their employ
ment depends on the quantity and
quality taken. Alcohol given quickly
in large doses is a deadly jxiison. Di
luted alcohol, taken slowly anil repeat
edly during the day, irritates the mu
cous membrane of the stomach, and
aecondarily the neighboring organs,
and docs violence to the delicate tis
sues. The nearer the fluid Is to "at«o
lute" alcohol, the more Injurious it is
likely to prove. Hut the combinations
of alcohol with other substances—be
sides water —modifies its effect in some
Instances for the better, In others for
the worse. In looking through a pair
of spectacles, the glasses of which are
tinted with one metal the world seems
of a fire tint, with another the world
seems cold and ghastly, frozen and
dead. Infinitesimal quantities of
added matter, so to speak entirely
alter the properties of the man. The
domain of the infinitely minute Is a
broad one. It was lately stated at a
Scientific meeting that a single drop of
ether thrown on the lloor of the lab
oratory would entirely prevent the suc
cess of experiments illustrative of cer
tain electrical phenomena. A pin
hole in the door of a photographer's
"developing" room will ruin his freshly
rrniii noalilMM ('»»■.
3n« o on n tlin« 11 niun th«r«' «a
Who atrongly aid ile*lr«
A r»"»t t-> t»U<- from budnea* cure*—
In Mhort. i:«t out. retire
He told til ft friend* of his Intrut.
Hn ifol outtilll*. In fact.
To rk<H« Ul* **.ock nrirt liu*lre**» cul
110 iinwl hi* utmost liu-l
But. *trangr* to *ay. hi* trade hfild up
New tfood* he bail to hay.
It looked it* It hi< couldn't <jutt.
No mattnr how he'd try.
(Tuttl one duy a frlrnd explalmwl
Why he aiich trode had had.
Aud now l<<- * out of It for lc p*
lie * ordered o .t hi., nd
A Polite Jndse.
An Irish judge hail a b Wit of t>eg
ging pardon on nvrrv «> .i >n One
day as he was nboiil i< I" lionch
tl;>- • til i ser of wrt 1 nded him
that ha had not • • ot
death on one of • . a ■ lie
had intended <■ I his
lordship "I !>••« In IMHIOII tiring
Directions for Mailing K*pres« Coops for
Chicken* *ml Ducks.
Poultry shipped alive to market
should be well fattened, healthy and
free from blemish. It is mostly used
by city people who dislike fowls or ani
mals in any way deformed; but for un
blemished and well-fattened fowls are
willing to pay the highest price. Be
fore putting them in the coops, give
plenty of feed ami drink. Feed grain
only; meal sours. Do not overcrowd
the coop, as it causes excessive heat
and makes the fowls feverish and sick
ly. If sent by express tho coop should
be as small aud light as i <• ;<;,;»atil>le
with sufficient ►trengih to 15...r ruigh
handling. Freight ischargedon wcipht
of coop as well as of poultry. Old
roosters usually sell at half the price
of fowls and young roosters are rated
the same as chickens. Small and near
by lots are best sent by express and
the coops will be returned free of
charge. These can be made smaller
and lighter than those which are sent
Following is a convenient size for
express coops for fowls, chickens and
ducks: Boards for ends and middle,
each 2 feet long, 1 foot wide and X Inch
thick, free from shakes or splits and
of light, dry wood. For the bottom
use boards 4 feet long and inch
thick. For sides and top, clear,
straight-grained plasterer's lath is the
POCLTBY SHIPPING BOX.
best and cheapest. Make the bottom
of boards the same length as the laths,
and of full width of the end and mid
dle pieces. Nail the lower laths close
against the bottom boards on both
sides, to prevent the fowls from get
ting their feet or legs out. Leave in
terstices of about 2 inches between the
laths on the sides, but only inches
on top. This prevents the fowls from
sticking their heads through and being
Injured or killed, as one coop is placed
on another. Screw the two middle
laths on top that they may be easily
removed. Nail a piece of thin, light
hoop iron all around the ends and mid
For small spring chickens and
pigeons make coops of the same di
mensions but only 8 inches ltltfh, as
only strong healthy pigeons are used
for trap shooting. Do not put steal
ers or young ones on, or any with
clipped wings, as they will be thrown
out when sold. For geese the coops
should be 14, and for turkeys 1«J inches
high. For shipping by freight or long
distances, make 5X feet long 3 feet
wide and I foot high for chickens,
fowls and ducks; for geese 14 Inches
high and for turkeys 10. The coop Is
divided by a partition across the
middle. Use posts 2 inches square for
the corners and middle. The slats on
each side next to the bottom should be
3 feet 6 inches long, the others at each
end 3 feet long. The 5 Inches extension
beyond the end of the coop Is to hold a
feed trough. Tho long slats and
bottom Wards are s)s feet long, all
three-eighths of an Inch thick. The
slats are from 2X to 3 Inches wide,-free
from knots and straight grained. A
V-shaped notch is cut in the projecting
ends of the lower slats to hold the feed
trough outside of the coop. Put the
slats on the sides and ends about 2
inches apart but closer on top to pre
vent the fowls from getting their
heads through. Make a feed trough
of two pieces of board 4or 5 Inches
wide and the end of the coop with end
blocks in and nail well in the notches of
the bottom end pieces and to the side
slat. The best feed to use Is cracked
corn thoroughly soaked, as it holds the
moisture and will not sour. The illus
tration shows the heavy style of coop
In perspective.—S. li. Conover, in Karm
AMONG THE POULTRY.
I'OUI.THY will suffer from Irregular
CORN is a heat producer and wheat is
an egg producer.
SKK to it that the cabbage leaves go
to the poultry. Cut them up.
No Hfuuisii should be permitted
about the houses or poultry yards.
GitAMULATKP fresh bone and 6teamed
cut hay are recommended by a poultry
man for etfgs.
Bun.l) the poultry house on the dry
est convenient spot you can And, even
if it is a sandbank.
TCKN the eggs in the Incubator twice
a day. Home declare that It is not nec
essary, but don't believe it.
IT may be safely assumed that a hen
cannot remain healthy in foul quar
ters, and without health she will not
SAVK all the green bones you have
at hand for the poultry. Crush them
if you have no liettrr way to make
them fine.—Farmers Voice.
Kcnp Only (Inn Br»«L
!t is best to undertake only orn
breed of fowls or, at most, two if both
egtfs and broilers are desired. This
will give you an opportunity to note
closely the good points of the fowls
and try to improve them. It will pay
to start with a good breed, provided
proper attention is given to the
raising aod feeding. L'nder such
conditions the thoroughbreds will al
ways distance the barnyard fowls in
the amount and quality of their prod
ucts, but they will not stand neglect
any better Time and trouble are re
quired in grading up your stock, but
they will run down hill rapidly and
without effort if once you relax your
AD (7tt«r W*at«.
Dnshfiway—l havo Just hcurd from
Miss Penstock what an uncomfortable
royage she had going over, and I wish
now I hadn't sent her that live-jHmnd
box of candy down to the steamer be
fore she left.
Oashaway—Well, it was just like
throwing money overl>oard. Brooklyn
Indiffnaxit Householder—Ju»t look at
this, will you?
Waterworks Official —It looks to me
like a small eel.
"That's just what it Is. I got It out
of the liydraut this morning."
"Ah! James, charge Mr. Smith with
one small eel—ten cents." —Cincinnati
4 PromlM of HurreM.
"Is everything prepared for the sew
"Yes; the tea is all ready to be made
and Sophy Lis just gone down for the
A Nora sign.
Jhuson—lH Jackson making tuoneyV
liilson—l guess so. He has begun
calling his customers his clientele. —N.
To lh« Point.
Barber—How do you waut your hair
' Customer—Off. Harvard lampoon.
RABBITS CAN FEED THE WORLD.
They «uuid Soon Populate Ur| • blu*
for a Meat Supply.
With the constant increac of thj
population of the world the dt: 'lplcs
Malthus have predicted an Inadequate
food supply for the future.
chemists, says the Philadelphia
Record, have sought to reassure ma*
kind with the prophecy of food maaik
facture in the laboratory from Ua
basic elements of the earth, air ana
water around us. A new hope for flbf
poor Is now held out by a Norwegian
sociologist, who finds a sure salvatiof
In the rabbit. Meek little "bunny" II
to keep the wolf from the door.
"The rabbit," this new phllosopkes
of diet declares, '"supplies In man*
ways the requirements of 'the pool
man's food.' The poor can easily rate
them, for they are cheap to keep, an 4
their propagating power Is most
trar r.'.inary. Pennant has calcul&kaf
thul i'i»e pair will In four years' time, It
ull the youuff ones be kept alive, bM
multiplied into 1,274,840. A femalo
r--.'.bit easts young one* eight time# I
year; if she casts seven at the averuge,
R!IC ' ears fifty-si*, all told, In a year.
Let us say she bears fifty per cent,,
and est iiuate each at ten pound'-.; r*
duces 500 pounds of meat in a yi.r A*
many poor peoplecould get the r:. t'f
food free of cost, they would p;\ . .it
ly K*"t a few hundred pounds of m,
nothing. Then, too, the rabLit ' tip
are worth something, when prepa. «•<!
Under various names 90,000,000 rabUn
skins are exported yearly from Au
tralia to London. London alone u*ae
every week 500,000 rabbits, most ol
which come from Belgium. Belgium
earns yearly $10,000,000 to $19,000,000
on rabbits, and France $80,000,000."
The best breed for the purposes ol
food, in the opinion of this writer, is
the Korman rabbit, bred in the neigh
borhood of Cherbourg and Rouen. Q
the domestic raising of rabbits should
be begun on a wholesale Scale in the
United State* the government would
eventually be ohliged to regulate th«
prolific rate of productivity or the woe§
of the farmers and of the south Cali
fornia fmit-raisers would overwhelm
PROWS ON LOCOMOTIVES.
Ma/ Be Useful Iti DlmtnUhlux the RaaUt
anro of the Air.
An Interesting attempt to get rid of a
a part of the resistance which a railr
way train encounters in
through the air is being made M
France. It is easy to understand that
the pressure on the front of a swiftlj
moving locomotive, which equals the
force of a strong pale of wind, can only
be overcome by an expenditure of en
ergy greater than would otherwise b*
required to run the train. U that
pressure could be removed, or consider
ably decreased, less coal would have to
Experiments to diminish the pressure
were begun in Franco about elght*-
years ago, and a practical outcome has
just been reached, aocordlng te*
Youth's Companion. The plan adoptea
Is very simple. Inclined planes are a»> »
tached to the fore end of the locomo
tive in such a way that instead of «
square front It presents to the air a )
sharp prow, like that of a ship.
It might be thought that little would 2
be gained In this way, but repeat*) j
trials have shown that in some cases as '
much as ten or twelve per cent, oaa \
thus be saved in the consumption a 4 1
coal, and the average saving amounts j
to about five per cent. J
This is so Important an Item that a j
large number of locomotives on the |
railway system connecting Paris wilfe j
points on the Mediterranean have re- '
cently been fitted with the new devie* j
When the wind is blowing directly la •
the face of the locomotive the resisV j
ance to be overcome Is, of course, much :
Increased, and the value of a prow- ;
shaped front is proportionately greater, j
In some of the experiments it was '■
shown that ty the combined effects oi
placing the inclined planes In front and
filling up the spaces between the spokes
of the wheels one-half of the air resist
ance could be done away with.
A CURIOUS INDUSTRY.
U rinding iUion a I.ncrattvs l»rofea»lon
for Home Thrifty Souls.
"We get razors from all over the
oountry," said the proprietor of a razor
grinding shop. "The razor gets worn
down so that honing will not suffice to
put It into condition. The razors gel
Into the barber shops and the barber*
send them to us—that Is, they are sont
by the out-of-town barbers. We have
a list of our regular customers In the
city, and our men visit the shops to get
the razors In need of repair.
"Only a large city can afford to keep
the appliances necessary for the deli
cate work on finely-tempered razors.
The principal reason for this is the
price of grindstones and a thorough
knowledge of the craft. The only good
grindstones for use on razors come
from Germany. Ohio has grindstones,
but they are Inferior for sharpening
purposes to the German article, no mat
ter what Ohio manufacturers may say.
We now make as good razors here M
they do In England or Germany; but
we can't make them as cheap. Up to
ten years ago it was thought that the
reason that wo could not temper ou>
razors as well as they do it In England
was because of a peculiar deficiency In
our water. That has been proved to
be a fallacy, as we now manufacture
razors in Massachusetts and in Newark
fully as good as they are made In Eng
land. All English razors, you know, are
Bent to Germany to be concaved. Thai
is because of the superiority of the
A Woman's Knife.
About one woman In twenty owns a
pocketkulfe and her selection 1s some
what different from that of her brother.
She, as a rule, fancies a small knlfo,
sometimes tiny, and sho pays much at
tention to the handle. Some of her
fancies are In turquoise, while man»
are In pearl, says Hardware. She rare"
carries this knife In her pocket and it
can also bo said that she never receives
as u present one of these articles from
• male acquaintance.
A Hlilng Thermometer.
"What Is It that keeps you busy writ
ing so late In your study ever}' night?"
asked Mrs. Yerger of her husband.
"I am writing the history of my life."
"I supposo you mention me in it."
"Oh, yes; I call you the sunshine of
"Do I really throw so much sunshine
into your daily life?"
"I refer to you as tho sunshine of my
existence because you make It hot for
A rise in the thermometer occurred
immediately after tho foregoing con
versation. —Alex Sweet, Ift Texus Sift"
"Will you kindly take off your hat?"
said the gentleman behind the glcl
with the mammoth headgear. "I wonl
aee my 11.50 worth of the show If yens
"No, sir," replied the girl, amiably,
as she turned around and smiled serene
ly upon him. "Yon may be deprived at
a show worth SI.BO, but please to re
member you aru peraiitted to see a hat
worth $.15." —Chicago Record.
A Lullaby Failure.
" My mamma * pane away.
And pops'* come to *luy,
Uks her to sing his girlie Into nloep—slee|»—
I'll quickly mako believe
I slumber. i»ud deceive,
tho dolsc bo'H Wfop tort illeaco keep
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