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-#Martincouft & Co. Always Lead.#-
Have you been looking at buggies and wondering how they
could be made for the price the dealer asked you? If so,
then call at our store and you will think the manufacturer
stole the material to make them of, when you see good bug
gies for the price others sell shoddy for. We never buy a
cents worth on time. Have been in the business many,
many years. We know what we are selling and tell you
straight. "Never misrepresent or try to get rich off our
customers," has alway been our motto and has built up for
us the largest trade in Western Pennsylvania. No ditler
ence what you want about your buggy, wagon or harness,
« me here and see the largest stock in our line you have
i er seen, at prices below what any other firm does or can
i. ake. It won't cost you anything to try it and satisfy
Thankful for past favors, we are,
"S. B. HARTINCOURT & CO.
128 East Jefferson St. Butler, Pa.
T. H. Burton T. H. Burton
Why is it that T. H. HL'RTON is always busy in his store?
Simply because the people of Butler county appreciate the
fact that he has the best selected stock of
Foreign and Domestic Suitings
extra pants and Ven's and Boy's burnishing Goods, ever
brought to Butler, and sells them for less money.
We guarantee everything that goes out of our store to give
perfect satisfaction or money cheerfully refunded.
T. H. Burton T. H. Burton
For two weeks only. The greatest bargains ever offer
ed in this city.
25 and 35 cent corset covers :»t 13c. MILLINERY DEPARTMENT.
25 cent drawers at 19c. 25, 35, 40 ami 50 cent ribbon at 9c,
35 anil 4 it cent drawers at 25c. y, cent hats at 3c each, the*: hats all 25.
25 and 35 cent chemise at 13c. s'>, swl 75c.
50 cent skirts at 41. j ° nt PnC "' 5 d "' ]
, . Z J"C, former price 25c to ft.
75 cent skirts at ooc. iicst quality silk mitts 25 cents.
$1 and $1 25 night gowns at 73c. 35 c " " iHc.
75c gowns at 55c. 50c gowns at 23c, 25c " " 13c.
Infants 10c vests at 2C. J5. 35 »«d s "c handkerchiefs i s c, or 2
. tor 25 cents.
Children* 25c vests at 75c, or 2 for 25c. infants mull c?ps at 3, 9 and 15 cents.
M. F. & M. MARKS,
I 13 to 117 South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
REDICK &GBO HM A NN
Drills, Perfumeries, paints, Oil,
Window Glass Etc.
109 North Main St.
Prescriptions and family recipes are matters of inji'/rtance and should
Ijc filled carefully and with pure drugs only, w.• give them our special
The baby requires a little special care during the warm weather, esj<ec
ially if fed from a bottle, we have a supply off rest infant food, at all
times, also bottles, nipples, tulx-s, liottle and tulie cleaners etc. It vou
desire a sterilizer we can supply you with one, or will l»c pleased to
furnish any desired information concerning them,
Disinfectants should be used extensively at this season of the year,
the best being copperas, chloride-lime, and crude carbolic acid, the
latter being better than the pure, as in purifying an important disin
fecting agent is removed, we have a large supply of these at all times.
We also carry a full ine of toilet articles and sick-room requisites.
RE DICK & GROHMANN
PEOPLES PHONE. 114. BUTLER PA.
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+BOOD WORK * PRICES^
| (These are the things that have enabled me to build IIJ. a first . hiss tailoring trad,
during the last year. *
We have the most skillful, painstaking cutter; employ none but the very best
workmen; handle nothing but the very best goods, both foreign and domestic and
guarantee you perfect satisfaction m each and every particular, ami for all Ibis
Ct arjjc yo« simply a fair livi-ig profit.
J. H. VOl J NO,
Tailor, Hatter and Men's Furnisher. -•
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
,Ut<! L ' bnr r julyM
Causes fully half the sickness In the world. It
j retains the digested food too long in the bowi Is
j and produces biliousness, t«fpld Ever, hull-
Best, on, bad taste, coated ■■ ■
tongue, sick headache, in- _ | I
soainia, etc. Hood's I'iln 111
results, easily and thoroughly. 25c. All drucgista.
Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co . Lowell. Mass.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sarsapariil>
WOULD YOU SAKE MONEY?
Attend This Sale
$f .50 Men's Shoes reduced to 88c
$1.25 Men's Shoes reduced to 88c
SI.OO Men's Shoes reduced to 88c
$1.25 Boy's Shoes reduced to 88c
OUR LEADERS GO At 88c.
Men's Oil Grain 2-buckel shoes 88c
Men's Oil Grain Creole Shoes 88c
Men's S Kip Brogans 88c
Ladies calf and oil grain shoes 88c
IT IS WONDERFUL
WHAT 88c WILL DO
Men'? Ball Shoes reduced to 88c
Youths' Bicycle Shoes 88c
Misses' Strap Sandals go at 88c
Ladies' Fine Dongola Oxfordsßßc
Have Kou Got 88c?
If you have, bring it to us
and we will give you more for it
than you ever got before. If you
have not got it, borrow it and at
Great 88 Cent Sale.
Butler's Progressive Shoe HOUSP.
215 South Main St., BUTLER PA
.»<iN(i PROMPTLY DONE.
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All gradf of enderwer at very
Largest stock of hats and
furnishings for gentleman ni the
country. An inspection will prove
this to any ones satisfacture.
Colbert & Dale.
24 2 F. Main St., Butler, enn'a
The Place to Buy
ING ANIJ HHATINGSTOVKS,
GAS BUKNLRS ANI; FIX
'fURHS, IIOSIC, BATH TUBS,
IMPROVFD WELSHBACH GAS
W. H. O'BRIEN LON
107 Hast Jefferson St.
iu. c;. wick
Hough ard Worked Lumber
ut AL— KINDS
Do-jrs, Sash, lillnds,
Shingles and Lath
Always In Stock.
LIME. HAIR AND PLASTLK
0(Hc» oppuMlto P. AJW. Depot,
ii"' Us ■ —• • » .V .at .t 4
lUTTLER . PA.,THURSDAY, AUGUS V 6, 189 G.
WIljIil»W T. fUCHOIiS.
y ,4 »J. by j- B Upplncott Co«i|4ny...
Not until several months later did I
hear something of the part of Lamar's
Efcory which explained his coming into
■my life. A letter from Perez brought
this explanation, for which I had b«n
waiting eagerly. Neither Johnson nor
I had had signs again of Lamar's pur
suers, who, howeTer, we believed, had
contrived to secure proof that their
intended victim had evaded their veu
geance. The strange schooner had not
reentered the bay, but the fisherman
had heard that a vessel answering her
description had lain for three days at
•anchor in a little harbor some miles up
the const, and that at least four of her
people had been away from her
throughout her stay. It was his the
ory that the four revisited the house
the night before Lamar's funeral;
though the man whom I had employed
to assist .'ohnson as watcher and care
taker, and who was then on duty, re
ported no uuusual happenings, and the
fisherman's belief had, so far as I could
discover, no more substantial basis
than the fact that as he approached
the house late that night the sea-breeze
bore to his ear faint sounds which lie
took for those of oars against thole
My tenn of residence in Rodneytown
was closed within a fortnight after the
body of the suicide had been committed
to the earth; but before I went away
there was a wedding, at which an al
together charming bride was given
away by my good friend Dr. Banks,
standing for the lime in loco parentis.
In view of the change in our circum
stances, I ha«l persuaded Dorothy to
consent to an early marriage, and to
come with me to Trent, where there
promised to be an excellent opportu
nity to establish a practice, and when
the bay might become a doctor's nag
in reality as well as in name. And
there I'eri/'s letter found us, as happy
a pair a-s the city held within its bor
ders. As Lamar's residuary legatee
if the term can be correctly used in
such a case—l was possessed of an in
heritance which, with my savings, wae
ample to support us in comfort for
the several years we deemed it wise to
allow for the building up of a profitable
ISut now for the letter, which was to
tell me all I had ever learned of the
career of the man whom I knew as
"He was of a family of rank and
wealth," it ran. "He had ranch to con
tent him with his lot, yet lu; was by na
ture an Intriguer and a plotter, cold,
selfish, daiing and revengeful. Many
hated him, more feared him. 80 adroit
was he in his schemes, that, though
they sometimes came to grief, he him
"At last he became involved in a po
litical plot of the gravest character,
and for once lost his craft. There wis
a meeting of the conspirators, at which
enthusiasm ran high, and, in the furor
of the moment, a compact was drawn
up and signed by those present. Bo
treasonable was this document that the
signers were hopelessly compromised
should it fall into the hands of even
the most mercifully-disposed govern
ment. Within 24 hours after the meet
ing the paper disappeared. The sign
ers set themselves to search for it, and
at last gained a clew Following this,
they discovered that It had come into
the possession of a woman of rank,
young, beautiful, ambitious, mad for
political Intrigue, and attached to a
rival faction. The fact that *he had so
cured It waß sufficient to lnsuro the
failure of the project It outlined; but
worse than this failure was the menace
to the signers. It was resolved to re
cover the compact at any cost; but
then arose the question, who should
undertake the difficult task? The
Uian who afterward came to you vol
unteered, and was accepted.
"He recovered the document. Single
handed, he waylaid the lady's carriage
drove off her servants, and, on her re
fusal to surrender the paper, cut her
throat. As he had expected, the precious
paper was found in the bosom of her
"lie fled the country forthwith, curry
ing with him the cau>e of the tragedy,
fco long us he retained possession of it,
he was certain of holding his co-con
splrutors at his mercy. Many of them
abhorred his bloody deed, but he held
their fortunes and perhaps their Uvea
in his hand; and some of them, at
least, were forced to aid him in making
his escape. The family of li!b victim
jwore undying vengeance. Her broth
ers traced him to Europe, nnd then to
tho United States. They were close
Upon hiin when he sought your aid:
had It not been given, he could hardly
have escaped; for In your country a
man of his face and accent was easily
traced—ho impressed the persons he
met far too strongly for his own good.
"He had heard of the lonely coast
p ou described to me, und he had carried
tvith him the card he presented to you
It was given to him, because I was
myself involved lu the political net,
but because others whom I loved were
fiwt in its meshes, and for their sake I
desired him not to fall Into the clutches
of the avengers. When he came to you,
the pursuers lost the trail. They
searcched and searched, but for
months without result. After a time
I was told of rumors that lie had
opened correspondence with his broth
ers at home, and thu* they were sup
plying him with large sums. His ene
mies also heard the reports, and strove
Jn every way to hit upon Uie channel
of communication, but their < iTorts
seemed to be doomed to failure.
"Chance finally did what skill and
bribery could not effect. liy acci
dent, a traveler, who, through friend
ship for the murdered woman's kins
men, hail aided them in their hunt,
Mumbled upon the fugitive's hiding
place, and Is even said to have seen,
from on ambush of his own, the mur
derer moving about his retreat. The
discoverer lost no time In bearing tho
,I'cws to his allies. Two of the victim's
brothers, with a force of assistants in
•whom they could trust, sailed hence,
ostensibly tor France. Humors cur
rent here have it that they arrived only
te find that their enemy was dead. It
is also sold that the compact Is de
stroyed. If you have any knowledge of
its fate you may relieve inauy anxious
Lamar's pursuers hud been tha
indigent of blood. liy my aid he had
evaded them, yet through me they had
come upon him at last. Fortune's cu
j-rlec had granted htm but n reprieve,
ijlowlng him. In the end, only the priv
ilege of dying by his own hand rnthcr
than by the bands of his foes. Ilaffled
in their vengeance as they would have
carried it out, they had as partial com
pensation the knowledge that they had
forced him to the dread alternative. A
penalty—if not that which they
desired—had been paid for his crime.
THE WICKEDNESS OF SLEEPING.
Some of the Notion* Which Uere Enter
tained Years Ago.
That idea was almost dominant in re
ligious society CO years ago, and some
times assumed forms which, if not
ridiculous, were at least quaint. It
was, for instance, held to lie wrong
for any but the aged to sit in easy
chairs, not, as is now vainly imagined,
from any ignorant idoa as to the in
jury done to the figure, but because
"lolloping" betrayed a blameworthy
tendency to ease and self-indulgence.
That was the origin also of the extraor
dinary prejudice against taking any
extra sleep. The old knew well ffliat
sleep, when sleep is not needed, is to
the young the most wearisome of all
obedience, but nevertheless they be
lieved that to wish to sleep more than
a strictly regulated time, which, ac
cording to modern hygeists, was too
short, was a mark of sluggish self-in
dulgence, and it was visited, therefore,
with moral reprobation.
Early rising was extravagantly
praised, not liecause it lengthened the
day, for the early risers went to bed
early, but because it was disagreeable;
ond some curious rules of diet—foKex
nnjple, abstinence from sugar —were
defended in part upon the same prin
ciple. We have known girls cut off
their curls avowedly because they were
proud of them, and men go about in
shabby clothes, because, as they
averred and believed, it was well by
diminishing comfort to promote se
rious reflection.—London Spectator.
Washington's Odd Htreot Names.
In examining the directory, one can
not help but notice the confusion of
names of streets and alleys and courts.
For instance, there are four Pleasant
alleys in Washington, two Pleasant
streets and Pleasant Plains thrown in.
There are six Prospect streets, hills,
alleys and courts in various parts of the
town, and Prospect hills are as numer
ous out in the District as Fairview
school houses ore out in Indiana.
Washington has six Washington high
ways, including the alleys of that
name. Coming down to alleys ulone,
there Is a simplicity about tbe names
of them that is certainly refreshing.
While the people of Washington are
quarreling as to whether the name of
one of its streets is Stoughton or
Staughton, they have allowed some of
the alleys to be named as follows: I'igß
foot alley, Cablxige alley, Louse alley,
Zigzag alley, Truck alley, Pig alley,
two of them; Cow alley, Fighting alley,
Bood alley, Tincup alley and so on. —
Left One Thouiutfi<l und Odd Descendants.
There may frequently be seen about
the streets here a half-breed Indian who
comes in from across the Canudian
border with snowshoes, moccasins
nnd baskets to sell, soys aSoranac Lake
correspondent. His name is Macomber.
The tribe to which he belongs holds a
reservation 12 miles square, and is from
the Five Nations. The reservation is
known as Caughnawugu. His grand
father has died recently, aged 103, leav
ing considerable wealth. Theold gent
leman had lieen married three times.
By his first wife he had six children, by
the second 15, and the same number by
the third. In reckoning up how many
end this old
Indian had it counted up to over 1,000.
Of the 36 of his children 28 are still liv
ing, as are most of the grandchildren,
grcat-gruudehildren and great-great
grandchildren.—Utiea Morning Her
"What you want to avoid/* Bald tho
publisher to the struggling author, "is
writing over the heads of the people."
"I know it," was the answer. "I was
depending on getting you to take this
book so that I could come down out of
the attic and do my work on the porlor
floor hereafter." —Washington Star.
No Grrat Advantage.
Mr. Hlghlive (looking up from the pa
per)— Well, welll Wonders will never
cease! They've got so now that they
can photograph In colors.
Mrs. Hlghlive (glancing at his nose)
—I think, my dear, you'd better get
your picture taken before the old pro
cess Is abandoned.—N. Y. Weekly.
At tlio Seasld* Hotel.
Dora (shyly)—l became engaged to
Mr. Athertou lust night.
Cora—Oli, you lucky girl! You are
sure to have a perfectly lovely time this
summer now. You know I was engaged
to him myself last year.- Somervllie
Ills I'ost of Hanger.
"For three months during the war
I occupied the most dangerous posi
tion in my company."
"Yes; every morning I curried the
eight mules l>elonglng to our commis
sary." Chicago Iteeord.
Iler loiey llnslmnd.
"Sweet one, I love you," he whispered
to his partner at tho masquerade. "I
should think you would," she replied,
"seeing that I am your wife." "Didn't
I know it darling? What ot her woman
do you think I would suy tJiat to?"
Slek Husband Will you see that my
grave is kept green?
Wife —Yes, indeed, love; I'll huve you
buried in the Evergreen cemetery
where they make a specialty of keeji
ing graves green without extra charge.
—N. Y. Weekly.
He Simply Kills Now.
"Does your papa get much practice?"
;u>ked the visitor of the doctor's seven
"Oh, he doesn't have to practice any
more," replied the boy; "he knows how,
Warden—What did you do wlt.li the
commitment papers of that burglar?
Sheriff Filed them away.
Warden So lots the burglar. He has
filed a wuy through tho window of his
cell. —N. Y. World.
It i'ost film Ills 1.1 re.
Sympathetic Friend Your luwyer's
charge vvus very high, 1 presume.
Convicted Murderer —Yes; but the
judge's charge was what finished me.—
How to Ventilate Bo* Stalls at All Sea- 1
«oa« of the Year.
Where box stalls are constantly in
use are many days, not only in
summer, but In winter as well, when It
is a serious problem to keep the inmates
comfortable. There may be a venti
lating shaft in each stall, and a small
window, but even with these exits for
overheated air there will be days when
the inmates of box stalls will suffer for J
a freer circulation of air, particularly ;
in winter, when it is not always prac- ;
ticable to open stable windows. Under
such conditions the best plan is to open
the box stall out into the interior of the
stable, by using such an arrangement
as that shown in the accompanying ills
tration. The door to the stall is cut into
two parts, while attached to the lower
half, but extending to the top of the
doorway, is a grating of wire, supported
by the framework that is screwed to
the lower half of the door. The upper
half shuts into place and bolts to the
lower half, when tbe whole swings as
one door. During the day the upper
part of the door can be kept open, and
shut at night for warmth. This not
only affords good ventilation during the
day, but permits the occupants of such
stalls to be seen at any time without
opening the stall doors. The same ar
rangement is useful for poultry houses,
sheep pens, etc. In the case of small
animalß, common wire poultry netting
can be used for the grating.—N. Y.
BETTER SHEEP OUTLOOK.
We Iluve Now More Vlg»rou» Stork Tbsn
We Ever i!»d lie fore.
The low prices of wool and the use
of shoddy, with the introduction of
large quantities of inferior wool from
Argentine and the British provinces,
have l«d the few sheep masters we have
left to turn their attention more to mut
ton sheep than to those prodneing the
highest grades of wool. This tendency
to produce good mutton has led to the
selection of the best breeds for this
purpose, aud to the more careful prep
aration of lambs and mutton sheep for
The care of the flock and the kind
of feed used have undergone a great
Improvement, and the result is that,
whilst wool growing lias been unprofit
able, we have a greatly improved class
of shepherds; and fine fed lambs and
mutton have never had such a sale in all
the markets throughout the country, as
at the present time.
Besides, flocks have been culled, and
only the best of each kind have been
In this regeneration of the herds we
have to-day a more vigorous and healthy
stock of sheep in all the sheep raising
regions than ever ltefore.
This will be great gain In the joining
reinstatement of the sheep and his wool
to their prop«r place among tho home
Nothing Is all evil; In this case we
have derived benefits from our misfor
tune. W T e will have better and health
ier flocks, better mutton, and more
mutton eaters in the future than ever
The wise farmer will try to prepare
for what must soon come. Select the
best breeds, prepare the best feed, and
be ready to take the best possible care
of your flocks, and your Increase will
soon bring you your reward.—Farm
H*pitr»rr Trough* for Young Sfork.
It is not a great undertaking to pro
vide a small trough In some convenient
corner where they can eat their soaked
corn uiul milk unmolested by older
stock. They learn at un early age to
visit their sideboard and their appre
ciation of its content* Increases dally.
As time goes on they will become more
dependent upon their side ration, un
til, us you go the round with the feed
buckets, you are reminded that you
luive another regular lot on your feed
roll. By the time they are ten or twelve
weeks old you have them weaned with
but little ceremony. They have become
so attached to their feed trough that
they miss their mother but little, and
the sow will hove reduced in the flow
of milk, making weaning a very sim
ple matter. —Pacific Bural l'ress.
Feed for Yonng I'lifn.
The young pig should have enough
feed to maintain thrift, but ho should
not bo fed as if he were being fattened.
The digestion of young pigs is weak,
and if overfed at this time, especially
with corn, they will become stunted
and never after prove profitable ani
mals. The Western Swineherd main
tainn that feed for young pigs should
not IK; concentrated, (live them ■'
small projKirtion of groin und wheat
middlings, with enough milk and dish
water to disbud their stomachs am
keep their digestion in good condition
A pig should be eight or nine nionthf
old befor« It will l>e safe t/» feed It
heavily with corn.
Merely it Suggestion.
Young Man (very thin und very long)
I am going to 11 masquerade party,
und I don't know what character to
Old Man (very thick and very short)
—('hulk your head und go UH a bllliurd
"Which would you rather, Johnny,"
asked the fond mother, "have tho
measles and stay ut home, or l>e well
and go to school V"
"Huther have the measles and stay at
home; but then I'd like to go to school,
too," said Johnny.
"Hut why, darling?" urged his
"So I could give all the other fellows
the measles," answered the generous
boy. Detroit Free l'ress.
"Oh, dear," niiarled Billy, os he
rushed into the house aud slummed the
door; "all the ls>ys has gone off arid I
ain't got nobody to play with."
"Well," said his mother, serenely,
"you can come und play with the baby."
Which he thereupon did, for an hour.
Mothers forget that it Is things like
this tlu.l encourage their lsiys to grow 1
up und Uo pirates, <N- Y. Unorder.
FARMERS WHO SUCCEED.
Three Types of Agriculturist* Fonnd In
the Western State*.
Farmers are divided into three
classes: First, those who take up with
c* cry tiling new in grains, \egitablus
feuits and machinery without stopping
to think or studying the der.ands ot
; r-liel. the possibilities of their
soil iUiu , :i'ic9 of the climate.
Invariably they 'pres. The sec
ond CIOFS are those v. 1. : 'mv or
produce anything new in the \.uy of
grains, etc., use the same implement.*
their fathers did, irrigate only wher
the spirit moves them, let the'r cattle
run around the straw pile in winter,
feeding them a few nubbins; make all
their butt«r in the summer and use the
old dash churn. They are homely lik
ened to a cow's tail, inasmuch as they
are always behind.
The third class are those who think,
study their market and soil, begin on a
small scale and experiment until the
problem is solved. If a new fruit is
being advertised and trees sold at enor
mous prices they buy but one and see
if it suits their soil and climate. They
will not set out a peach orchard in a
swamp or a cherry orchard 011 an al
luvial soil underlaid with gravel. This
class is the one that is making money
at farming—-the other two are in the
background. One and two are both
bound for the same place, but seemingly
traveling in opposite directions.
One acts without thinkiug; the other
thinks without acting. One is extrava
gant in buying unnecessary things; the
other extravagant in not buying neces
sary articles. One has no fixed method
of labor; the other's method of labor
fixes him. These two classes are an
anomaly, and, as Lamartine said to
Robespierre, are "shadowy, undefined
—mixed." Not so with those desig
nated as the third class. They have an
aim In farming, and as a result have a
well defined plan and combine brain
ond muscle—theory and practice, know
the old way, but adopt the new
and are a success. In the new agricul
ture of the far west these farmers are
legion and arc rapidly coming to the
front. They believe in the modern
theory of advangeinent as applied to ag
riculture and are bettering their condi
tion by working along these lines. The
methods of the past generations will
not do for them and they are reaching
out for the improved order of things
that mark the pathway of other men
who are a great success in this world.—
Denver Field and Farm.
STRONG FARM GATE.
It Is Cheaply and Kaolly Made, and Not
Apt to Hag-
I send description of a farm gate,
cheaply and easily made, strong ond not
apt to sag. I huve made several for my
self and am well pleused with them.
The lilnge piece is 4 feet 0 inches long,
3x4 inches, rounded at the ends, and
banded to prevent splitting. A round
rod three-fourths inch in diameter and
about 5 inches long is inserted in each
end about 3 Inches; the lower rod or
pivot should have a flange welded on 1%
inches from one end. At the footof the
post sink a block of wood (or stone) so
that its upper surface will be level with
the ground. In its upper surface mor
tise a hole about 2 Inches square and 1 Vi
inches deep; in the bottom of this hole
lay a piece of an old buggy spriiig 2
inches long; on it place a blank seven
eighths-inch nut- This will lie a step
for the gate to be pivoted on. Set the
U»te in the ste.p; take a piece of plank
about 18 inches long; bore a three
fourths-inch hole 0 inches from one end;
put the plank on the top, and pivot and
spike it securely to top of gate post. The
gate swings in cither direction, and
doea not pull on the jsist so hard as if
hung on hinges.—Ohio Former.
May X*r<l It In th« FalL
No matter how favorable crop pros
pe<cts may be now, 110 human being is
gifted with sufficient foresight to tell
with any degree of certainty what the
final outcome will be. With chinch
bugs, drouth, army worms, cutworms,
grid) worms, cyclones, wet, unfavorable
weather for harvesting, etc., the crop.-t
run a terrible guuntlet from the time
they are planted till safely garnered.
Who knows but that the surplus corn,
wheat, etc., of last year's bountiful
crop may all be ueeded for home use
before another crop is raised ? The man
who is able to hold his surplus may do
well to refuse, to sell it at present prices.
See that the corn stored in i»ens is well
protected from the weather.—Journal
Weeds In the Farm Harden.
Few gurdens have the opportunity
to show of what the soil is cupuble, be
cause they are not kept free from weeds
and us well cultivated us they should
be. This work needs to be done at the
start and kept up to the end. And In
deed It should not stop until the weeds
stop growing. It Is often the case with
the gurden us it Is with the fields, that
when the crops are thought to be safe
tho weeds arc let alone to grow aud
mature seeds. Thus the land is stocked
for years to come. Five years of jM-rse
vcranee in killing weeds and preventing
the seeding of them will secure clean
ground In the garden, and tho field us
well. —ltural World.
Hoot < raps for Stock.
lie sure and fit 4 piece of good laud
for the root crops that are so nourinh-
Ing and healthful us cuttle feed. The
siiK'ar l>eets and the mangels will yield
immensely on good land, if put In in
g«Msl time und well tended, and no farm
crops are more vuluable. ( attic thrive
on such food 111 winter, when it forms
a large part of their rations, uiul every
stock owner should liavo a good sup
ply. Carrots are partlculnrly desira
ble for horses, keeping them In good,
Aunt Itachel (on a visit) —Gertie,
where is the nice little doll I gave you
Gertie—l put bloomers 011 her the
other day, uuntie, and she isu't a bit
nice now.—Chicago Iteeord.
It All Depends.
Uiimnrried Lady—lt must be a great
thing when husband and wife arc of one
Married Lady That depends 011
whose mind it is.—Texas Siftor.
Saw lha K(Toots.
Johnny—Muimnu, why do they call
It a stag party ?
Mamma—Ask your father—l think It
In on account of the horns.—N. Y.
We All lla»n Suffered.
lie—Have you ever lisd your ears
pierced, Miss Gay?
She —Yes, at every amateur musicals
I have attended.—Town Topics.
Hard Times Htlggesllon.
The Oordcn City Herald wants the
motto on the silver dollar changed from
"In God we trust" to "God be with you
till wo meet ugaiu."
GOOD SUBSOIL PLOW.
How to Make One Whlih Ilort I'erfoctlr
The following description of a home
made subsoil plow said to do perfectly
satisfactory work when made strong
enough is condensed from the Country
Some IS months ago I had occasion
to visit a brother gardener in the west
ern part of the county late in the fall,
and found him using a home-made sub
soiler that exactly met my ideas of
what such a tool should accomplish.
It was a straight beam of hard wood
three by four inches in size and about
six feet long, supported with an ordi
nary plow-wheel at each end, and carry
ing on either side between the wheels
a stiff steel shank, which in turn carried
a steel wedge-shaped shoe. The shank
of each shoe was a piece of mowing
machine cutter-bar, about five-eighths
of an inch thick and three or four
They were attached at the upper end
by a bolt, one being on each side, and
about two feet apart, and a slanting
brace made of wagon tire was bolted
to the shank about a third of the way
from the bottom and to the beam some
18 inches ahead. The shoe was a piece
of inch-steel about three inches wide,
and in a finished condition about seven
inches long, the back three inches be
ing full size and the front drawn down
to a tapering chisel-edge with a slight
inclination down just sufficient to make
it draw into the soil nnd rest upon the
wheels. A clevis and handles attached
like eultivator handles completed the
At the time I saw the plow work there
had been a prolonged drought, and it
was being used in an undralned, heavy
clay loam, and it did It* work perfectly,
with a not very heavy team drawing it.
The surface plowing- was nine inches,
and the subsoiler went seven inches
lower, making a total of 10 inches. I
could not find any lumps bigger than a
The entire iron work of the outfit
waa made by a country blacksmith,
and the cost was quite small lu propor
tion to the usefulness of the tool. Fig.
1 shows the plow as my friend had pot
it up. He had a hook clevis, and
changed from one plow to the other
every time round. The subsoiler ran
as steady as a mud sled, keeping right
down to Its work without any exer
tion on the part of the driver. Its only
weak |x>int was the side strain on the
shank, which, having only a three-inch
bearing against the beam and a 20-inch
leverage, was liable to be bent sidewise
and run either nearer or farther from
its partner than was best to Insure
equality of work. As height of beam
is necessary to clear furrows with the
double tree, this fault can only be rem
edied by putting another and shorter
beam below, bolting each shank to each.
1 give a drawing. Fig. 2, showing the
construction after such a plan.
The Wisconsin station finds 100
pounds of whey produce* as much pork
as 13 cents worth of corn.
A sheep grower says that when lambs
arc tormented with ticks they will drop
down on the ground and tiy to bite their
flanks and liellies in the most frantic
Prof. Shaw, of the Minnesota ex
periment station, cautions farmers to
grow peas on laud that has a clay sul>-
soil, and states that they will not thrive
on sandy soil.
The Vermont station kills j>otnto bugs
with a mixture of one pound Paris
green to 100 pounds laud plaster, all
costing 05 cents, while 100 pounds jMiteut
bug remedies cost five dollars and up.
Divide the day up so us to have plenty
of time to rest and recreate. Thero
is no sense in working 12 hours a day
on the farm. It Is the best way In
the world to disgust the boys with farm
Hnllotiu 25, of the Wyoming staMon,
gives results of six yearu experiment*
in growing wheat by irrigation. The
average cost, was $7.75 average
profit, $lO.lO per acre, which is ten per
cent, on a valuation of SIOO per acre,
20 per cent, on SSO, »r 40 percent, ou $25
per acre. The advantages of Irrigation
are an assured crop, a heavier yield,
a better grain, and Increasing fertility
of the soil. —Journal of Agriculture.
TellliiK » lluran's Ag-r.
"The popular idea that the ago of a
horse can always be told by looking at
his teeth," said a veterinary surgeon on
Michigan avenue, "Is not entirely cor
rect. After the eighth year the horse
has no more new teet.li, so that the tooth
method is useless for telling the ape of
a horse which Is more than eight years
old. As soon as the set of teeth la com
plete, however, a wrinkle Ixigins to ap
pear on the upper edge of tli" lower
eyelid, and a new wrinkle i» added each
year, so that to get at the age of a horse
more than eight years old you must tig
ure the teeth plus the wrinkles."—Chi
Tlio M«rt>lo-lte»rte«l World.
I.IHIKII end (he world Inuichs with you;
Hut when you Indulge In n cry.
With your feelings (he hue of Indigo blue.
It gives you tlio ley eye.
UAH HIM WELL TRAINED.
"What may I eat to-day, doctor?"
"Anything you like."
mny 1 like, dear Eulalia?"—
How droll urn tha trick* of tlfal
Truly, enough t«» uppal on*.
Man <lrvuni« of a llttln wlf*»
Ami niarrU** a *r«at. tall ona.
- CUloajtu Iltccrd.
WEIGHT OF CATTLE.
It Hm Pt«-a<ltl IncKutd Since the
Klnnlnf nf the Cental?.
In the beginning of the century about
to close cattle were dressed at the
weight of 400 pounds net, or less. In
1830, as was stated by an historian and
statistician, they wore killed at a weight
of 450 to 500 pounds, at four year* of
nee. In a few years from now the RT-at
bony frame and bulky carcass of the
Texas steer will hare disappeared, and
instead of these we will hare the short
horns, the Angus and the Herefords, or
It Is surprising- how early in life calvea,
when rnised by hand, will learn to eat,
or rather lick tip. If a calf is weaned
directly it has drawn the milk once or
twice after birth, and is taught to drink
milk from the pail, it has no further use
for its dam than to have her furnish at
first new milk, and, subsequently all
the skim milk It can assimilate. At
four weeks old it will lick salt, if taught,
and dry bran. At six weeks of age a
handful of cornsreal may be added,
and soon until a year old. Of course it
should have (in suason) all the <-->od
pasture grass it ca« consume. Rj! ; *eall
your calvcc. At six weeks of af,-*- geld
your males. One year on my farm 1 had
a bttker's dozen of calves. They <!- aak
at proper ntre, all the milk in any s;!iape,
and then they were" fed a half tuxliel
of corn and cob meal, and I never had a
finer lot to turn out to pasture the next
spring. They were large and in fine con
The American people eat much meet.
It always was abundant; bit", either we
export too much, or we do not raise
enough, for in these days it is neither
cheap nor good. The mechanic and the
laborer cannot afford to buy much at
the prices at which it retails; and yet
the quotations run from $2.50 to $4.00;
hence it should come to the consumer
at a lower rate than it docs at present.
The couutrv butcher cart is seen in
the lanes and on the farms as often as
needed, and presumably the farmer*
have beef at reasonable rates. Beside*
he can, if lie manages correctly, have a
lamb, a pig, or some fowls, nnd need not
starve for want of fresh meat. — Chaa.
W. Murtfeldt, in Journal of Agricul
MODERN STOCK BARN.
Novel Conn ruction In Shown In the De>
■ Igu Here Illustrated.
The silo lins ehnnped the entire con
ditions of feeding on many farm*.
Bulky fodder, for which much barn
room wns needed, has been largely re
placed on these farms by the coudenJed
ration of ensilage. A radical change
can thus be mnde in barn construction,
for, with the silo, immense storage
room for hny and similar fodder is not
required. A somewhat novel construc
tion is shown in the design of a barn
that is presented herewith. The wall
space around three sides Is used foe
stock, while the space over the stock
—the soifftolding— van be used for hay
and fodder, this being stowed away
with a hay fork. The center of the bam
is taken up by an immense silo, or a
double silo, the center of the barn offer
ing the greatest height for the accom
modation of the bIIo. A cellar is needed
under such a barn, so that manure con
be dropped through the floor. If tho
e<'llar is not possible, the manure can
be wheeled out in a ear arranged to run
behind the cattle. Make the foundation
a grout wall and cover the sliding 1 with,
heavy paper. Bhingles over this will
keep all very warm within. If more
fodder is required Mian can be stored
ujxjii the feaffoldlng, a stack con be
made outsid •. —N. Y. Tribune.
When a sow prove* valuable at a
breeder do not piu-t with her as long aa
sh« remains useful.
Dy keeping the pig pen liberally »up
pllcd with «lry earth, bod odora will be
prevented anil the value of the manure
So long as there is good pasturage It
is rarely an economical plan to confine
the hogs In a close pen, even when fat
tening for market.
When the pigs get to eating regularly,
care should bo taken not to feed more
than they will eat up clean, unless the
l>ens can be arranged so thut the sowa
can be let in to eat up the leavings.
In selecting a breeding sow or boor,
always choose one with a long body,
wide back, and whose buck and belly
or upper and under lines nre straight
and parallel. Such are much more apt
to prove desirable than a chunky one,
however smooth. Colman's Rural
Hot Time to H«ll Ho?*
When to sell hogs Is a mooted ques
tion among farmers. One writer ad
% iaes to sell hogs when the moat money
can be got for them at the least outlay.
The upa aud downs of prices we cannot
control, but by careful attention to
feeding and the use of scales we can tell
closely whether we are making corn
into j>ork at a profit or not, there ought
to be a change of ration or nn Immediate
solo of marketable stock. It docßu't
pay to hold beyond the time of profita--
bio growth and fattening. Most auc
oeasful feeders believe it j>aya l>est one
year with another to sail the pork when
the highest jmint in grain lias been
reached, letting the <)ue«tion of profita
ble high prices alone. Corn used In
keeping over fattened hogs will make
twice as much pork if given to other
animals. It is a losing game to hold for
an increase of price as a rule. Make all
tho pork you can out of your corn In
just us little time us possible and then
market to the best udvantage.—Rural
"I'm that tired, mum," said Moeely
Wraggs to the pitying matron whjjfjiud
offered him u luncheon of rolls and
coffee, "that, I don't believe I eould
raise a cup o' euwfy to my mouth, but
if you've got a leetle spirits of any
kind in t he house I think I could awa
ler a Mitall glassful of It."—Chicago
Angry Husband—What I wanted waa
a wife who would bo a helpmeet.
Angry Wife —liuhl What I wanted
was u husband who would supply meat
to help.—N. Y. Weekly.
Brown—What is eminent domain?
Jones—lt means the right of the pub
lic to tuke a man's property by paying
a little more for it than anyono else
will.—N. Y. World.
M nek —Why do you put weather strips
around your windows In summer?
Wyhl -The family across the street
lias bought a plnno.—Town Topics.
The H|Mirtln|[ Idea.
W« iJ<j not iiilml thf terrible hsat.
It wo kuuvv Uiu blithest record's beat. 1
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