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Sacrifice Sale Continued
Our stock still too large
Must be reduced.
We will therefore continue to sell all
goods advertised in last week's circulars
at the 4 day sale prices with the excep
tion of Clark's O. N. T. thread; it will
sell at 4c per spool or 45c per dozen.
We have reduced some fine Zephyr
Ginghams and Dimities, Organdies to a
O 7 O
lower price than prevailed last week.
These goods must he sold
We are determined not to put away a
single yard of
Summer wash goods
A cool lawn dress at 4c per yard,
others finer. 10 per cent, oft' on all
Standard paper patterns sold during Julv
MRS. J. E, ZIMMERMAN.
This store will close at 6 o'clock every evening, except Saturday, from July ist
to September i«t, and on Monday, July sth, at 12 o'clock, noon.
ABE YOU IN NEED OF
IF SO, CALL ON
T. H. BURTON,
120 SOUTH* *MAOT ST.. BUTLER, PA.
Jnfjf -J G. KECK.
RS 9k"! "Ent."*" l tailob
k-fefr l_,4PyN ft 142 North M ain Bu,ler ' Pa '
When we make you a gam.
r you maV be sufe that every £
\ * ojf. is perfectly made. Our especiai
t-jXyTM in the quality of our tailoring, we pa,
V ]V & wages and employ first-class tailors, so
y - L ttfk get the highest grade of garments and you
o it *now our prices are lower than others,
an^we keep the largest stock of goods to
V>_—-cU /% select from. Call and examine for your
self, FITS GUARANTEED, remember the
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
" 142 N. MAIN ST.. BUTLER, PA.
K- 1 ~ =a*r= „
J. S. YOUNG,
Tailor, Matter and 6ents Furnishing Goods.
Summer heat make* the problem of lookingfdressy and keeping cool a hard o ue.
Bat we've solved it; and for once economy, comfort and fashion go hand in bau d
Our summer suit* are finer in fabric, nobbier in pattern and more stylish in ctif
IMS ever before, tbey fit your curves and yet they're not sweat bath outfits. The
prices may surprise you.
J. S. YOUNG. Tailor.
«oi S. MAIN St., - . BUTLER, PA ,
The Wise Grocer.
Will try to induce hia cuatomers to bay the very best gro
eerie* in the market, because by so doin K he makes a sale
ifWjU that will give satisfaction, and it is the pleased and satis.
fied customer who builds up the grocer's business. We
VfrA** have some of tbe very beat goods obtainable which we
sell as close aa any house in the county. Uave us your
order and we guarantee satisfaction.
The Butler Produce Co.,
C L MOORE, Prop'r
130 W. Jefferson St., Butler, Pa.
IF YOU GET IT AT THE BUTLER PRODUCE
WHILE YOU ARE WAITING
For your prescription don't fail <0 look
over our line of perfumes, we have re- / ' "
ceived some very fine ones lately, and /»
will be pleased to have you examine I0?^)
We also have a very la.ge assortment -1- ' ' ''
of tooth brushes made expressly for us « jJT/^r__
wbi' h bear our stamp, these brushes r y
we gutrantee and request tbe return of "• .
any thit prove unsatisfactory. ~ jMjjf)
You may need something for your J^^^ylK\r = ~ = '
chapped hands and face, ami if so we vj \)f
recommend Cydoniuni Cream aa a fine
REDICK & GROHM ANN
PEOPLES PHONE. 114. BUTLER PA
.THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
j Causes fully half the sickness in the world. It
retains the digested food too long in the bowels ;
and produces biliousness, torpid liver, li.di- j
gfcit.uu, bad taste, coated ■ ■ ■
tongue, sick head:'.nhe. in- all
somnia, etc. Hood's Pills 111 1
j cure constipation and all its ™
1 results, easily and thoroughly. 25c. All druggists,
j Prepared by C. I. Hood & Co., Lowell. Mass.
I Tbe onli Pills to with food's Sarsaparilla
Tbi» IS Your Opportonity.
On receipt of ten cents, cash or stamps,
a generous sample will be mailed of the
most popular Catarrh aad Hay Fever Cure
(Ely's Cream Balm, sufficient to demon
strate tbe great merits of the remedy.
' 1 ELY BROTHERS,
56 Warren St , New York City.
Rev. John Reid, Jr., of Great Falls, Mont.,
| recommended Ely's Cream Balm to me. I
can emphasize his statement, '"lt is a posi
tive cure for catarrh if used as directed.
1 Rev. Francis W. Poole, Pastor Central Pres.
I Church, Helena, Mont.
Ely's Cream Balm is the acknowledged
cure for catarrh and contains no mercury
nor any injurious dru£. Price, 50 cents-
RAILROAD TIME TABLES
I». It. & L. E. K. It.
Schedule of Passenger Trains in effect
May 30, 1897. Butler time
Trains leave Bntler as follows: Con
neant Lake Express T:2."> ni., Erie
Mail 9:55 ft. in. and Greenville Accom
i ! modation .1:0", p, in. Trains arrive as
follows: Conneant Lake Express
I HI.. Krie Mail 2:50 p. m. and Green
• | ville Accommodation 9.20 a. ni.
Conneant Lake Express leaves at 7:25
a. m. and arrive*' at 9:55 p. ni.
Train leaving at 735 make* connec
tion with Erie Ry. at Shenango, west:
train leaving at 9.55 makes connection
1 with V Y. &P. at Mercer and with
Erie at Shenango, east: train leaving at
[ 5:05 make* connection with N. Y. &P.
at Mercer, north and south.
A. 1i CBOUCH,
pIT TS bU KG & W EST ER N
*■ Railway. Schedule of Pas
senger Trains in eflect May i 6,
1897. BUTLER TIME.
.xlVtuln'uy AcomiiiKJ<UtloD ( » * M '* '« A M
Allegheny "Klycr" h 1.1 " *'
New ('turtle A''<'iiumotlation 1 *•'» **■* '■*
Akrr,r» Mail « l'» a * 7 r.M
Allegbeujr At r'.niiu 10 He* " \1 1H '*
Allegheny Kxiire« 306 P.m J "
Allegheny "Flyer" "
Ki|ireMt 'J 40 ** 1-
Allegheny Mail bH* u * <*> "
Ellwoo<l Aoeoninu'dstlori "»
ChlcMffu r > 4*> " 'J 17 A.M
Kane an<l BraiUbnl Mull 'K A M iM) i M
Clarion Aco»ifluio<biti<iu 3 15 P.M 'J A M
Fox bars Ac<:oium««'Ltllori 710 " 805 "
81 NIJAY THAINS
1 Alleglieiiy Kiprn* Ml '» A.M 'J 32
Allegheny Arcoiiiinofintiori r > 4<» P.M 4 .V» » M
Nf» i nut I** Accommodation Hl"# A.M 7 (B
(lii'-HK" Kxmm i 4'» P.M 4 V>
Allegheny A<' "rniiH"Ution 7 W M
'lrainit going north at '.til am. aii'l "J: 1 ■'» p. in. mak«
ckwe otnneftion at Fox bar g for point* on Allegheny
For through ticketM v, all |«ointff in the wert, north
*r«»»t or audthweKt ap|»lv t »
A. B. f BIIIT'H, Agent,
11. 15. BKYXOLI*, Hup't, Butler, l'a.
Koxtrtirg, l'a. <*. W. BA>SKTT,
A. I'. A.. Allegheny, Pu
PENNSYLVANIA R ROAD. |
Wf-'STEN PENNSYLVANIA DIVISION.
Una it: in Vrrf t MA* 17, I *tfl.
.SOUTH. WKEK DAYS
A M A M A M l" M I' M
... TLB* i—v. ■£. »"ni i -i :e.
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Natrona 7ii •! 4-i
Butler Juw , h , u 7 4<.| I-' '] V"' I i
Butler Jun«:ti"!i I t 7 401 '♦ W» \i 4 I"; 7 <>■ !
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\ M. A.M. r M |IV M I' M
HI'NDA V TRAIKH Allegheny < jty foi But
ler aii'l |iiinci|'al lnteri»<«"lU»te "tUttl'in* at < »ui an*l i
p. ni. i
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i ft 7 4«i Iv Butler Jun tlon »r 8 |
3 3T# 7 far Freepurt .. ,v H S
:i :•/# 7 fi.j! ** Allet'lu tiy Junction " H -' l |r "
361H oj |> . - hliur - " * J ' l ' j
4 rfW a2l •* Paultou ( Ai-.llo) '* 7 7 I
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On Boti4ay, train l«*avlng l»otl«*r 7 a. m , roun«etn
t. »r Hamburg, Alt'a<na an<l l'liila<l< lplii<t
Tlirotigli trailll for the 4-a*t h-ain- I'llM uiv ( t'niun
Station), *» t.fllov
Atlu nti< Kimm, iLilly A.M
F**un«ylvaina liialU-'l ... .7:15"
IJay iti!»»«••«, " 7 'V»
Main Ulae KIUTMN, H:<H» "
PlillaflWirfiia KxjireiM, " . . 4 ;y ' »' M
Knit<rii K*i»re»>«, " ...7:0"»
Fa»t Line. " . . Hlo "
I'liilifl it Mail, Hnii'layn «uilj 8:-Pi A.M
For <li-t«ih*l iiif.mojttion, M'l'lreM Th«»* K Watt, I'.t—
Agt Wt*twii (Win r Fifth Areliue aiul Huilth
fl»-l«1 Hlrect, Plttal'iirg, Fa
J It III'TCIIIMiN, J It. WO ftf\
(ifit'irnl Mniiagi-r Oen'l I'aaw. .Agent.
The Place lo Buy ~
ING AND HEATING STOVES,
GAS BURNERS AND FIX
TURES, IIOSE, HATH TUBS,
IMPROVFD WELSH GAS
W. H. O'BRIEN I ON
107 East Jeffcrsoti St.
BEE KEEPER S SUP PLIES
HIV«*H, llnxnt I rama H, >*«•« tl«»n i
Hei tlou lto\« •», ltr<MKl nrit! Hurplc H I'ouudii
tlona. , . .. .
Tilts Iwnt gtxxls :il tin- Umcjl I ponslljli*
lames B. Murph)\
Mvr« ir Ist Vv •,t I t.« Hutlfi, F'u.
Ni >r Ivainert'fJl f*Wre.
BUTLER PA„ THURSDAY, AUGUST 12. IHS>7
' CAUGHT BY CHAXCE.
1 tried the handle of the smoking room
j door and could not effect an entrance.
| Calling a waiter, together we managed to
! ojx'ii the door wide enough to get Into the
I could hartilr repress an exclamation of
| horror. The U>dy of a heavy looking man
wns lying against the door, the head and
shoulders propped up by the door itself.
Blood was flowing from an ugly looking
wound tn the right temple and there was
a pool of blood on the floor. There was a
clock In the room and I noticed that It
was exactly 5 minutes to 10.
The victim was pronounced to be not
dead, and was removed, unconscious, to
the h'Tpital. The police took possession
of the room and proceeded to make in
quiries and deliberate.
The facts in the problem—for a problem
it very soon appeared to be—were these:
One of the waiters said he had been sum
moned to the smoking room by the bell,
and that three gentlemen were then in
the room. One, whom he identified a- the j
victim, was sitting nt tbe table in the |
mid.ila of the room, with !:l< ba< k*»ow;:rd
the door, r ding. The other two were
In the two opposite corners of the room.
He could remember nothing of thsaprear
ance of the two men, who were strangers,
but the u:.fortunate man ;.t the table was
familiar to hi::i as n freq :ent \i.if' r. He
remembered tbe <1 ■ 1: in the room ?:riking
a quarter of 10 when he brought the
lie tbouglit L" should have noticed thein
leave if they had coi::c down the passage
from the smoking room into the l*ir, as
he had not left the and had not been
at all busy during the ten minutes. Be
sides, the jjosition of the body against the
door made it impossible tha; any one could
have left the room after it had fallen with
out moving it.
The room was aUotit 13 feet high and
had no window in the walls. It was light
ed by a skylight, about 2 f < t by 1, immv
dintcly over the table. This could
opened about four or five inches by m> .ms
of a cord or pulley, but it was siiut. K\en
tho very tallest man, standing on the ta! I
and jumping, could never reach it. lin
chimney was impossible. If the two i:. u
had not gone out of the door, how h;
they left tbe room! It soc-med a liopeh -
Next evening I found my friend the
superintendent, who told me the latest de
velopments. victim of the outrage
was not seriously'injured, after all. He
had regained consciousness and had been
able to tell his story.
He had that evening completed a very
satisfactory deal and had tbe proceeds—ll
sovereigns—in his pocket. He had sat
down at tho tublo, with his back toward
tho door, and taken up an evening paper.
Suddenly he felt himself seized by the
throat and sprang to his feet, only to be
forcod hack against the door. He strug
gled in vain, being pinned to the door by
one man, whom he described as having a
florid complexion and a short, fair mus
tache, while tho other, a swarthy looking
fellow, rifled his pockets. Then he felt a
In the face of this, the theory of escape
from tho door exploded. Ho must have
fallen at once. So the men could not have
left the room by the door.
We gave up the skylight theory, mainly
because it seemed wholly impracticable for
any man to reach that outlet. Even o
chair on the table would not have done it,
and there was no indication of any chair
having been on the table.
A week passed and no one was any
nearer solving the mystery than ever. The
injured man, now very much better, had
been ab.'i to add nothing material to his
I happened that evening to strcll into
thu Duchess theater of varieties, barely
llvo ininut s'walk from Gialotti's, with
n friend about 'J o'clock.
We were watching the Barnardiston
brothers, a pair of acrobats, whoso contor
tions and feal • of strength were exciting
rounds of applause. I think the fent which
pleased most was a joint performance on a
hoiizontal bur about ten feet from the
ground. One sprang nimbly on to tho
shoulders of the other and grasped the
bar. The other seized tho ankles of the
first and was drawn up until he, too, could
I was thoroughly enjoying this exhibi
tion of strength and skill when my friend
"These acrobat fellows would make
short work of your skylight round at Olo
latti's, it strikes mo."
I looked carefully at the men. They
were tall, well built and athletic, and,
moreover, one was dark and one was fair.
It was not much to go upon, but it was
! enough to make me restless.
Tho next evening 1 sow tho superintend
, ent, and, though he ridiculed the idea at
he ultimately promised to make in
quiries about the men. He suggested that
as a preliminary stop the vlotlm of tho
epbbery should go to the Duchess with a
vie"* to identifying tho men.
A of days later ho went, but
would say nothing more definite than that
they certain// looked as if they might he
the men, but he really couldn't say more.
Meantime tho had been
making inquiries, and ho met me nutsido
' tho theater with a ourious smile on his
i ' HCO ~ | ■ ,
"It's no go, young man, he saiu.
| "Your idea won't wash. The Burnardls
' ton brothers were hero on the Bth—tho
: night of tho crime—at 10 o'clock. And
they are ori every night at U:3O at the Star
Music hall—have been since the Ist. It
I takes them all their time between 0:45
| »iid 10 to get here in a hansom. They
haven't missed a night, either hero or lit
the Star. I'm afraid we can't get that
kind of an ullbl."
I got Into a morbid habit of strolling
about in the neighborhood of South street
and the Duchess, for I still took an inter
est In the doings of the brothers Barnar
diston. One night at 10 o'clock I was go
lug down South street on my way home
when I saw the Barnardiston brothers
again. They were strolling quietly up tho
street, and they went Into No. 17. I knew
tliey were on at the Duchess at 10 o'clock,
and I hod the curiosity to run round to
the music hull. From the gallery 1 was
amazed to see them hi tho very middle of
their wonderful performance.
Well, it's no uso in going into oil the
details. I had found the solution of the
puzzle, though it took some time to work
It out. There were two pairs of acrobats,
very similar In appearance, anil each pair
cui*iblc of performing precisely the saioe
foots. They had engagements at various
music hulls, and sometimes one pair at
tended and sometimes the other.
A great many robberies were traced to
them, ofter suspicion bad fallen on others.
All these had token place lietween «:30
and 11 In the evening, during which time
one pair or other won always engaged at
tho musio halls. By this means they had
remained unsuspected for weeks.— K*
THOUGHT TO TIME.
tandem out th -woo.l shed and carefully
.i milliiK. In« n
proptKXl It !l(/rti!!HL tl. 1 . ~
he strode across the yn." l ' h,M < yo "
with both sunburned ha '
Intently at a snug farlllh^. > * , *® nuH
against the neighboring hill.
"Tilly's got home from So"""'' 0 '•
That's her pink gown a-fllttln lnmi'' ~t' '
the garden. Now If I can only whee>.
her Into tukln o inornln ride we'll see
who's master of the situation. Two years
now she's been puttln me otf In that lie
wltch in way of her'n, and I'm tired of it.
I hain't lieen spendin my winter ovenlns
readll! up about Nupolcon Doiiopart*' and
General Taylor and all of them other de
termined fellers for nuthln. I've lieen al
together too meachln. It's high time I
put my fool down and made Tilly come to
reason, and I'm a goln to do It!
Jerry set his Jaws grimly, sprang
astride tho saddle, whirled rapidly down
tho winding road and soon presented him- 1
selr, cap In hand, at the door of the Mor
gan homi stead. Tilly herself appeared
promptly, her comely face alive with dim
ples and her bright blue eyes dancing with
j "Took a run over to show you this new
machine o' mice," announced Jerry, with
a sidewise wove of the hand.
"I saw you coming up the hill," re
sponded Tilly demurely. "You looked for
all the world like a big, long legged prriss
bopper," with an irrepressible giggle.
"I only wish yo?i#wMVtry it a bit and
see vhat an easy rttnnln concern it la. **
pursued Jerry, a sudden flush mantling
his broad forehead und losing itself in hi 9
curly locks. "But, of course, 'twould be
risky, considerin you ain't used to it," he
•'Humph! There's ne\er been o colt on
the place that I couldn't bridle and ride,
and 'tlsn't likely I'm afraid of a newfan
gled contrivance like that," replied Tilly
"Well, I s'pose yoH might try it, but I
warn you it's dangerous business," hesi
tated Jerry. "You have to take in sail a
bit," with a critical glance at her newly
starched gingham. Tilly darted up the
Btuirs and soon appeared in a trim walking
skirt, with a jaunty Tom O'Shanter pin
ned securely to her shining brown braids.
After a few preliminary failures, she
was securely seated and the tandem glided
j smoothly along the shady country road.
| Tilly sat erect, firmly grasping the handle
j bars with her plump fingers and thorough
ly enjoying the novel experienca.
"Pshaw! This is as easy as riding old
Roan to plow. Now I'm going home to
finish my ironing."
"No, you're not, Tilly Morgan. You
won't go home until you have given a
plain answer to the question I have been
askin, off and on, for two years or more," j
announced Jerry peremptorily, while his ]
heart thumped heavily against his riba
and the roar of the .Atlantic seemed surg
ing in his ears. "St.-ody there!" as Tilly
gave an indignant bounce that threatened
to capsize the wheel.
"Jeremiah Sanborn, I'll never speak to !
you again! There's Uncle Moses and |
Aunt Debby and Dan out in their door- i
yard. I'll call for help as true as ITivo if !
you don't stop this minute," scolded Tilly. I
"They can't catch u«," replied Jerry |
coolly, gradually increasing srie d.
Despite h< r valiant threat, Tilly soiled
by the open mouthed trio with Homing
cheeks and dowr.e .st eyes.
There was a long silence, while tho tan
dem bowled merrily along. Tbe fOTflll
tion streamed from Jerry's crimson fore
head. The sun was mounting higher, the
road was up grade, and Tilly was no light
"Jerry," she faltered at length oaxing
ly, "please take me home!"
* "You know the condition. Keokon
we'll reach Ccntervilie by noon at tbe rate
we're spinning," vouchsafed Jerry uncom
Another prolonged silence.
"What do you want me to say?"
"I want you to name the day when you
will come and be mistress of the little
home I've hud ready and wa I tin for you
for a year and a half," said Jerry sternly.
Tilly glanced about her uneasily. Far
in the distance she could see the glittering
church spires of Centerville.
"This Is too ridiculous, Jerry."
"Will Juno 15 suit you?"
"Perfectly. Dismount and rest in tho
shade for o fow minutes, and I will take
you home ot once."
Tilly rooekly seated herself on a grassy
rock beneath a huge oak and covertly
watohed Jerry from beneath her long
lashes. Ho was apparently engrossed in
decking every possible grain of dust from
the shining spokes of tl»e tandem, but his
eyes shone with u triumphant light.
The long run home was perforated in
Tilly sprang lightly to her feet. "I
think you're just asm-in-mean a* you can
be, Jerry Sanborn," she sobbed as she flew
Into the house and slammed the door.
Safely inside, she hurried to tho parlor
and peered through tho blind. Jerry, with
erect head und shoulders squared, was
speeding down tho hill, his long legs per
forming most extraordinary gyrations.
"My, wasn't he masterful, though!
That's oil I ever had against Jerry, he
was too tamo. If I said A, he had to say
B, and so on through tho whole alphabet.
Now I'll get, dinner out of tho way and
begin hemming my table linen."
And with a song on her lips Tilly
whisked on a fresh apron, vigorously stir
red the fire ond darted down the cellar
stairs after tho potatoes.—Harion E. Pick
eting ill Wheelwoma®.
When In life we come to u keen realiza
tion of tho shortness of time, it is discour
aging to reflect how many things we have
neglected to road and study at tho proper
age to do it.
"But," says a prominent liook reviewer,
"most iieople read altogether too much.
We leavo ourselves no time to think our
own thoughts or work out ond develop our
own Ideas. We ore occupied continually
with bolting tho ldoos and thoughts of
other people. And 'bolting' I say mean
ingly, for tho quantity of stuff we pour
Into our minds, as well as tho time we
Spend doing it, leaves us no room or lei
sure for digesting what we have taken, still
less for assimilating or enjoying it. Men
tal dyspepsia Is about the chronic condition
of most of these omnivorous readers who
oan boast of the Immense number of books
they have read. Tho man who reads the
opinions of other men upon every subject
is o numerous Individual, but few and far
between aro the men who have thought
these subjects out for themselves and ci»n
speak to us of tbelr own conclusions."—
"Oh, dear, I am so tired, so very tired,
tolling all day and often half tho night
for barely enough to keep soul and body
together I I must endeavor to find some
tliWig that pays I letter than this eeaaelcss
stitching. But horu comes mother. I
must chase awoy this weary look."
Mr. Ashley had been a government clerk
and lived up to every cent of his Income,
Just managing to keep up o genteel ap
pearance and send Katie to an excellent
But Mr. Ashley died suddenly, ond the
little family was left entirely destitute.
Mrs. Ashley was an invalid. She could
help in no way to support her little fom
lly. So Katie, when only 10, was forced
to leave her studies and put her shoulder
to the wheel. A sewing machine was pur
chased, and bravely she went to work.
"Katie, low, this will never do. You
must not work so constantly, liet your
hat und go take u walk, and, my child"—
She hesitated. "Well, I've been thinking
that,'possibly, If you would try yourself
ond not depend on friends you might get
o position. I should think General l.ooms,
If he know you, would give you work. <io
and ask him, Katie."
"What about the general, mother? I
know him by sight and to spook to o lit
tie, and he Is a fine old gentleman, I
think," said Walter Ashley, o hoy of 10
years, who hod entered the room and
caught the last part of his mother's re
"How, or rather where, did you meet
him, Walter?" asked Katie.
"Why, I see lin most every afternoon
up where we go fishing. Well, It would do
you g>sid to see him when he lias fine
luck. I believe he would sooner draw up
black bass than greenbacks," Waller an
"Oh, Walter, some time when hi: Is In
such a good humor could you not tell him
who you ore and ask him to give me some
thing to do?" Katie asked In a tone ntiil
moote r half serloun, half In fun.
"Now, as If he would mind what a boy
■<J! >o, Katie, you come and go with
..... Dailies often come up to the fishing
enough, y.™ «»l» w ";- "ow
Thoy were soon after on their way to
the fishing ground" When In sight of the
place. Walter sali?' Ihe general Is not
there, but he will eot.-C by and by, I gues,
I'm glad we are first. I H get a good |«.
sltlon." , ...
I soon Ills line was dn.pp.sl, and a few
I minutes after Katie saw hi in draw It up
I with a triumphant exclamation
" What a beauty! Oh, there comes tho
general! Ain't I glad hedldn'i get here
before He would have caught this. Now,
watch him, Katie. I'm going to hove a
brisk time, I think
Katie raised her eyes to the approaching
form timidly for an instant, but an in- |
stant only, for surely thero she found I
nothing to encourage a longer gaze.
General Looms looked decidedly cross,
and the expression changed not for the
better during the two hours the girl sat
Then nt lsst, tired and dishourtened,
she coaxed Walter to return home.
"What luck?" esked Mrs. Ashley, meet
ing them at the door.
"Splendid! See what a feast!" ex
claimed Walter. He had quite forgotten
the real purpese of Katie's going.
"Oh, Walter, mother means something
of more importance than your fish," Katie
said, adding: "No luck for me, mamma.
I could not dare to speak to him. He
looked awfully cross."
"Well, that's so. He did. I never saw
him so before. But the fish did not bite
for*him. I guess that was the reason,"
Day after clay, when Walter returned
from school, sho would put aside her work
and accompany him, returning to thoanx
ious mother ever with tho despondent
look on her pale face.
Twelve days passed thus. To Walter it
was beyond comprehension. He declared
that always before the general looked
pleasant. Sometimes he was really jovial
and on two or three occasions had spoken
with much kindness to him.
"I declare, Katie, It is tho strangest
thing I ever knew. From tKo time ho
com. sin sight he looks cross and grows
more so until ho or we leave," Walter
"Then I will not go i'ny more. I be
i lieve I must have something to do with
i his changed humor."
"Oh, nonsense, Kate! I never meant to
nil ply anything of that kind. Of course,
as I told you before, neither of us lia9
; anything to do with it. Come on."
Again they arrived In time to secure tho
placo for Walter's sport, and Katie began
! her watchful, wistful gaze.
It was not long before the familiar
; form came in sight, nearer and nearer,
! until tho poor girl could plainly see the
same old look, and iyf- ally seemed to her
ho uttered un angry, Impatient exclama
General Looms stopped not at his nc
] customed place, but caine right up to
where they sat. Planting his rod into the
soil in the vicinity of Katie, he looked at
her o few seconds und then said in o very
"I did think you would hove staid home
such all afternoon. Can't you find any
thing more profitable to bo about?"
Poor Katie, trembling with fright,
Before sho could control her emotion
sufficiently to say anything more the gen
"Then I can. Do you write a fair hand?
Can you count rapidly? But you can learn,
If you do not already. Listen tome. Come
► > me tomorrow, and I'll put you to work
nnd keep you so busy you will bo glad to
rest and not come hero every afternoon."
"You are so kind, so very kind!" Katio,
who found her voice, exclaimed. "How
can I thank you?"
"By keeping off my fishing ground.
Don't you know, ever since you have been
coming here you've occupied my place,
and, being u young lady, I couldn't very
well ask you to remove, and so I'll give
you on oflice to get rid of you."
Katie was so overjoyed and reassured by
the pleasant tone and manner of the gen
eral that she told him about the object of
her coming, and tho general exclaimed:
"And so you came fishing for an oflice I
But you used the worst kind of bait, my
"At any rato, you looked as if you
would bite every time," Katie answered,
her eyes dancing merrily.
"Ha, ha, ha!" laughed tho general. "I
really have felt so. Well, lam truly glad
to help the daughter of Mr. Ashley and
delighted to get hor off my fishing
What He Needed.
Cholly—Did she say she'd bo a sister to
Chappie—No. She said she'd be my
governess.—Now York Journal.
Hit Couldn't Stand That.
"What made Bleacher break off that
match with Miss Soberly?"
"Sho refused to have tho wedding at
an hour that would not conflict with
the baseball game."—Detroit Free
What They Thought.
Young Artist (who has hod all his
pictures rejected)—l don't see why they
didn't hang my work.
His Sister—l guess they thought
banging was too good for it.—Brooklyn
What She Mmut.
Hewitt—What did your stenographer
mean by saying that this was the last
day you would ever dictate to her?
Jewett—l'm to marry her tomorrow.
—New York Sunday Journal.
The Tramp—Can you tell me how 1
can get some work, sir?
The Citizen (crustily)— Yes; buy a
bicycle and try to keep it clean.—
Knew What bli«> Wautrd.
Medium The spirit of your wife
wishes to speak with you, Mr. Jones.
Jones—Tell her I lock the door and
put the cat out every nigiit.—San Fruu
Who tin- K*U< uj> awful hriKht
To make the rat nip at
And choke* It down our nqyalliiiK mitof
My mother-in law.
Who uiukt» the wrTuutw hufttlo round
That not N Hpeck of du*t L>e found;
Bees everything, hears every Houndt
My mother-in law.
Who makes my wife look neat and hrlßht,
Domestic woen koepM out of Right,
And taken my part in ev'ry fight?
The thought of her my whole noul ALL*
With everlimtlng grateful thrilln,
For, bIeHH her heart, ahe payn the Mil*—
Aly niotlier In law.
—New York Hunday Journal.
■ •llectiona »f a liaelielor.
Very few women can cry a* euMily »H
they cuii wheel tcarw.
If Adam had eaten the apple lirst, ho
would still have said the woman tempt
Whenever a woman guesses wrong she
says she will know enough next, time to
trust to her own instinct.
Women that would look well bare
footed are just about us comEion as
Ihose that, would look well baldhcaded.
At some time ill his life every mail
has wished thai be could bo the Ixjrd
for a few minutes, so he could go
around blasting the men who owe him
money.—New York I'ress.
A |j*l,or of IJIV«.
[ft l r r
/v\ \\y 9 *m\; S?\
_ \ V |/ r
Business Man (to clerk whom be has
caught kissing his typewriter)—Do I
puy you to kiss my typewriter, sir?
(jlcrlt—You don't have to; I'm will
ing to do it for nothing.—Now York
A NEW YORK DAIRY FARM.
Work and I'lan* Which Have Made It
lieautiful and Prosperous.
A correspondent of The Rural New
Yorker describes a model dairy farm in j
New York state. Some extracts from |
his sketch are here given, with an il
lustration of a new kind of stanchion
which the owner of the farm invented
to fasten his cows.
The correspondent writes: Dairying
is the principal feature of the farm busi
ness, and Guernseys occupy the place of
honor. Mr. Woodward has been fortu
nate in his selections. Lord Lofty is at
the head of the herd. He is a son of
Squire Kent, formerly of the Old Brick
Guernsey herd. Some of the cows lire
also of tbe finest strains of this breed,
and for richness, color and
are not often equaled in a herd of farm
cows kept end used on a business basis
The barn is commodious, with
men ted floors and water throughout af
fording facilities for watering the cows
without liaving the stalls. A feature of
the stable is tbe fastenings
invented by Mr. Woodward. The stan
chions are made of ordinary iron pipe
bent by a blacksmith, as shown.
A ring &iii>s up and down one of the
pipes, and i:.to this the halter is fasten
ed, the other end of the halter strap be
ing fastened to a strap around the cow's
neck. When tbe cow is done eating and
drinking, she backs her head out of
the stanchif u, and the convex iron pipe
may be lowered, as shown in tho va
cant stall, to keep the cow's head ont of
the stanchion and away from food or
water, the tio being long enough to
permit her to lie down behind it.
Mr. Woodward believes in tho silo,
but be made some mistakes in putting
in his. The first was in making it too
large. It occupies a place under the
roof of the barn, but his 20 cattle do
not eat enough ensilage to keep tho top
of it fresh all the time. He built a
smaller tub silo under the same roof,
which does away with this objection,
but following the advice of those who
claimed to know ho cemented around
tho inside of the tub after the staves
had been put in place, to make it air
tight at the bottom.
During the summer the staves shrunk,
and be had to tighten the hoops as he
had provided for with clasp screws, but
the cement held the bottom from clos
ing in, and he had to cut out the ce
ment around tho inside in order to let
the bottom close tip. He would, if now
building, set the staves oil u jierfectly
flat and smooth surface, and, if neces
sary, cement over the outside to make
it tight. Then, if it were necessary to
tighten the hoops, top and bottom would
close up together and a little move
cement on tho outside to fill up could
easily be applied. He thinks round silos
no more than ten.ft-et in diameter the
most desirable and would build two of
them in preference to one large one.
Mr. Woodward has his own ideas
about putting in ensilage with matured
ears. He observes that the corn passes
through the animal undigested, and not
withstanding good authorities to the
contrary that he has followed in the
past he does not consider this economy
in feeding, and now picks off all the
mature ears before cutting. These ho
feeds ground with oats and bran with
tho ensilage. Ho grows State corn in
drills three feet apart. From 18 acres
last year lie picked 1,400 bushels of
ears, which gives some idea of the
growth of the corn. The field cutting is
done by the corn binder. Tho cutting
he is able to hire done at about $1 un
acre, he furnishing the horses. Milk is
sold to tho co-operative creamery at Le
Hoy, on the basis of butter fats which it
contains. Mr. Woodward was largely
instrumental in putting the er-aniery
in operation, and being familiar with
tlio»methods of creamery sharks he
avoided them and had the creamery
built by a responsible dairy supply
house. Tin- creamery is on a business
basis and is paying. Mr. Woodward's
ikimmilk is brought back to the farm
for the pigs.
Cheese Curing In Klytime.
There may be difficulty in curing the
cheese made during July at a sufficient
ly low tempi rature. Ventilation of the |
room during the early mornings as well j
as during the evenings and nights will ,
lie of benefit. Floors should be sprin
kled with cold water morning, noon ■
and evening. While tin; cheese is be
ing turned on tho shelves there should !
be an abundant admission of light. Au
gust is the month when the "skippers"
are, apt to do damage. A plentiful shak
ing of fly )>owder in tho room before i
it is shut up for the day will destroy j
the ehe. so tiiea.
cheese boxes should not be stored in :
tho curing room. The odor from the I
elm wood penetrates the cheese and af
fects its flavor.
Dairymen are more likely during this
month than at other times to forget to
provide salt for their cows nnd to neg
lect to supply an abundance of pure
cold water. Coed evenings aro no excuse
for the neglect of aeration. All milk
Hliould be most thoroughly aired imme
diately after it is strained.
Some Tiling, to l><> «>■<! S.vr.»l Thins' Not
Cheese factory men are admonish d by
the daily department of the Ontario
Agricultural college that "the cheeses
made in the spring of ISII. are almost
sure to go into immediate
Other years makers have becij*iideci.|ed
Whether to make the cheeses for early
tise or make them to be belli. I bis year
there can scarcely ho anv room for
doubt as to when spring eiieeses will be
needed. 'l'ln'y are wanted now." This
being the case, tile adviser referred to
exhorts makers to make use of all their
art to produce a "quick curing" arti
cle. To obtain this end observe the fol
Accept nothing but pure, swei;t milk.
Heat to ttfi degrees and then make a
Set the milk when tho rennet test is
about 18 seconds, or at sufficient ripe
ness so that the curd will "dip" in
about aju hours.
Use sufficient rennet to coagulate the
milk in about 20 minutes. This will
require fro.ii three to four ounces of
standard rennet. Be sure that your ren
net is all right.
Do not cut more than three times,
unless the milk is overripe. Retain
plenty of moisture iu spring cords for
an early market. Spring cheeses ure
usually too dry aud harsh.
Heat slow ly to 08 degrees—not above
this tempeiature, as it is desirable to
Dip at the first appearance acid. If
the acid does not show on the hot iron,
use the alkali test. Do net loave the
j 1 curd in the »vliey more than thrfce hours, j
J even if the hot iron indicates no acid.
If you test with the alkali, yon will tiud
plenty of acid at the end of tli»ce hours,
provided the temperature is kept up to
98 degrees. The hot iron is uot always
reliable at this point.
Mill early, as soon as the curd be
comes meaty and shows about one inch
on the hot iron.
Hand stir sufficiently to improve
flavor, but not enough to lose all the
Salt at the rate of about 2 pounds to
1,000 pounns of milk, and btfuie the
grease runs 100 freely. Allow curds
to stand longer in tin salt. You will
tins save butter fat and will not bo
troubled with greasy rnrds. Many r.~e
sacrificing ag <d deal of butter fat for
the sake of getting a close checie.
Keep the temperature of the curing
room at about 70 degrees and thai has
ten the curing.
Do not allow a cheese to go into the
curing room which is not nicely fin
ished or one to leave it until it is at
least two weeks old. Not a few are
ruining their reputation by shipping
curd to their customers. The writer
heard of a case this spring wlier« rheeses
were mado on Saturday aud shipped the
following Tuesday. Such a practice
cannot be too strongly contfemued.
Don't do it, no matter what the pres
sure from salesmen, buyers or patrons,
who may be anxious to secure the ad
vantage of the present high price*.
To sum up: In order to obtain fat.
meat;, quick curing cheeses which wil.
be fit to eat in about one month aftes
making, use plenty of good rennet, leave
sufficient moisture in the curd, salt
lightly, keep the temperature of the
curing room up to <0 degrees night and
day and keep the cheese in the curing
room for at least two weeks.
Take a little trouble to inform
patrons as to the best methods of caring
for milk. Do uot send milk homo with
out first trying to remedy the trouble.
Pay a visit to each patron at least once
a year. Keep the factory clean and tidj
To Factory Owners.—Please see ths.
the factory is in good repair before
commencing work. Have all holes in
the floor made good. Look over the
vats, presses, hoops, etc., carefully and
put them in good shape for the maker.
Tidy the yards and approaches to the
factory. Plant some trees about the
place. Make the factory a place where
patrons will like to come rather than a
place to bo shunned on account of bad
smells, untidy surroundings and an ill
tempered cheesemaker. Prizes given to
patrons who send the best and largest
quantity of milk will help the business.
To Patrons.—Endeavor to supply the
factory with first class milk. Take a
pride in sending a large quantity of the
best quality milk that your section can
produce. Strain aud aerate the milk
well. Delivc rit at the factory every day
if possible. There is always moro los
of fat in making up milk two or three
days old. The maker is also likely to
be troubled with greasy curds and oth
er things which will give him difficul
ty in making fine cheese.—Country
I>airy and Creamery.
Never let steam go direct ly into milk
to heat it. This spoils the flavor of the
Lulter that is made from tho milk.
When butter is the size cf grains of
wheat in the churn, draw off the but
termilk carefully and wash and salt rtie
butter. A fine wire strainer held under
the buttermilk vent will catch any par
ticles of butter that try to escape.
Iu hiring a butter maker let the pro
prietor of a cr< amery requiro him to
give a guarantee that he will make first
class butter. Then let them on their
part give him a guarantee that they
will furnish lim with nothing but first
class milk to work on and first class
machinery in tho creamery besides.
The four most common and popular
brands of clieiso are tho Stilton, origi
nally mude 'it Ktsghmd; the Kdam, in
vented in Holland; the Swiss cheese
and just the plain American article,
frequently «. ile<l Hcikiuier cheese, from
Herkimer county, N. Y.
Keep eve) •■•thing clean, shining clean,
about your creamery, milkroom •or
churn. The first gospel for the dairy
man aud en.nut i.v man is cleanliness,
absolute ckunliuess, and purity of uftrn
sil, of air, of walls, of floors aud of wa
ter. So .a, hot water and brashes—iu
tin se lit s salvation.
A Trick of the Trade.
If / WWO
Tailor—Did that man buy one of our
"uncalled for" suits?
Clerk—No; we're out of them.
Tailor—Well, have some more made
up at once. Don't let the stock run
do*'ii again this way.—Chicago Record.
The editor of a periodical that pays
onh <iii publication sent the following
letter to the ancient address of a con
"If the author of' The Cave In th
Sea' is still living, he is hereby notified
that his story has just been published,
and that we have a check to his credit."
Shortly afterward the editor received
the following reply:
"Dkak Hill—He died 20 years ago,
but his gre'it-grandchildreu will be
pleased to receive the check if forwarded
during the present century. " —Atlanta
Tlx. Wrong Train.
First Train Itobber unit west)— He
llo, Hill! How'd yer git along wid that
Set ond Train Itobber (sadly)— Didn't
git along i.o way. (jot the wrong train.
"Kh? Didn't yer git the express?"
"Maw. Weuiade a mistake an struck
an excursion of nul estate agents, un
they took . vtry cent we had. "—Yellow
What Tli i* I!r««l I. In Barltwrlabd and
A description given some time since
in The Rural New Yorker contains the
most intelligible account we have seen
cf the famous general purpose cattle of
central Europe. So far as one can judge,
it aim seems tho most reliable.
The writer, Mr. F. Sarg, a farmer in
They are of rapid growth, early de
velopment, very hardy, their Alpine
pasturing producing heavy bone and a
deep chest, giving great freedom from
tuberculosis. At the same time they are
TWO-YEAK-OLD SIMMENTHAL HXITKE.
excellent milk cows, attaining 10,000
pounds of milk with up to 6. 8 per cent
of fat. Large dairies with well bal
anced, generous rations, average ten
quarts per day the year round.
The cows readily put on flesh when
their utility at the pail ceases, yet we
have many good cows 16 years old and
over in use. A great merit of the Sim
menthal is its adaptability to work.
Tho village in which I live has, outside
of my own farm, 29 farmers that da
their work exclusively with cows.
None of these 29 farmers cultivates
over 25 acres. It is true that they have
no milk to sell, but they live on their
cows, bring up their families and some
young stock too. The oxen of this breed
arc famous for their working power*,
docility, endurance and rapid gait. At
18 months old tho steers are broken to
work, at 2 years old they are capable
of continued hard labor, at 8 years old
they are sold to be taken to the eastern
provinces, where hundreds of thensands
of them are employed in the ooltivatian
of the sugar beet, afterward to be fat
tened on the beet refuse. The price of a
yoke of 3-year-olds to weigh 8,600
pounds is $226. In southern Germany
tho bulk of farmers cannot think of
breeding any other cow but one that
will nourish the family, plow the field,
produce u heavy calf and later on sell
to the butcher at a good prioe.
Importation of Simmenthal will be
slow, owing to the heavy home demand,
which is greatly in excess of the supply
at very high prices. The advisability of
crossing this breed with the Jersey '.i
questionable. Tho favorite oolor is fawn
or white, with reddish yellow, large
blotches; head, feet and tall white,
horns and hoofs yellow. Any black
spot on the flesh of the noee or any
black hair on any part of the body
throws the animal out of the breed.
The best opportunities to buy this breed
are tho animal markets in September at
Thun in Switzerland, and Radolfyell
in tho adjoining Baden, both exclusive
ly for Simmenthal cattle.
dire the Calf a Chance.
Certainly dairy farmers would find
it to their advantage to raise the best of
their heifer calves. When a oalf is a
week old, u practiced eye can tell
whether it it> worth raising. The high
pressure, merciless system under which
tho milk farmers that supply the mar
kets of the great eastern cities live and
have thoir being is not conduoiTe to the
production of the best cows, bnteren
A C ALF KINI>KKG AHTEN.
under fhis system dairy farmers would
be better oh if they raised their own
sows, at least a large proportion of
It is little trouble to teach a calf to
drink. When it is 2 weeks old, itoan be
brought up on skimmilk to whioh is
added a little cooked linseed meal, with
or without somo bay tea. Cooked mid
dlings stirred into the skimmilk after
the calf is somewhat older is also good
feed. Trusting to buying fresh cows
every year is a very precarious depend
ence for the dairy farmer.
.Scientific Cow Feeding.
What has often puzzled praotical
men in scientific statements as to the
impossibility of altering the composi
tion of milk by feeding may be dis
posed of without impugning the prac
tice of cow keepers. Cows must be lib
erally fed, and cotton and linseed
cakes will still maintain their position
as foods rich in albuminoids and the
soft fats or oils. Starchy foods, snoh as
barley and rice meal, also keep np the
condition of the cow, and thus enable
her to fulfill her functions as a milk
producer. It is, however, valuable to
know that albuminoids arc of vital Im
portance to cows in milk, because they
keep up a full supply of circulatory al
buminoids iu the blood, which aa it
flows through tho milk glands la de
composed into casein and even into fat.
•—London Live Stock Journal.
"Don't you think he puts on too much
"Yes and a good deal of front, but X
don't think it has any backing."—ln
Little Erastus—Fodder, what kinder
Huh is cr speckled trout?
Father—Hr, I doan' no zactly, son,
but I guess he's a reg'lar tront wif spec
tacles.-—New York World.
It is almost invariably the caae that a
woman who is chio is no chiokfj),*—
Jiew York Truth.