Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, August 30, 1900, Image 1

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Look at Your Shoes!
Don't You Need a New Pair?
Has Just What You Want.
If you are in need of or SLIPPERS of any kind, no
matter what sl_ le you may want, ea' 1 around and sec us and we
will suit and p'ease you. A'l our fa I and winter goods re in. We
can show a better and finerselection of Lad es than ever be ore.
Full stock of SOROSIS SHOES in fine Dongola, Pa ent and Box
Calf; also a full stock ofWomcYs and Misses' Watc; proof, 0:1 Gran,
Kangaroo and Ca'f Shoes.
Big assortment of Gents' fine shoes in the latest s /les ranging in
price from $1.50 to $5.00. Just received a large stock of the army
shoes, heavy tippers and hand sewed soles, making a good shoe for
hard wear, Prire $2.50 per pair. Gokey's handmade box toe boots
and shoes and high cut copper toe shoes for boys and high cut
watei proof shoes for giris. Largest and most complete j-ock ot
school shoes we ever had.
Full stock of Rubber and Fe't Good. : . I u'l stock of Ihe
Mishawaka S:iag-boots and Br ! Band Knit Boots.
vVe want yojr money and we are going to give you more than
value for it. Now is your time to buy. Grand bargains in season
able fuo wear and from fie immense asso. IT ent which we carry you
can never fail to hnd wh?t you want in footwear and what will suit
you. An immense business enab'es us to name the very lowest
prices for reliable footwear. Wt.en in need of any thing in our line.
Give us a call.
Now is your time SSOOO worth of Summer Shoes atyour own price.
We have ioo many shoes and not enough money, hence no
:a.sonab'e ofter uill be refused. Good, seasonable footwear regard
'ess of cost. Clo:,e cash buyers will be sure to take advantage of this
g eat .sale.
Reed—Eve. j item a Leader and a Money Saver For You.
M*n 8 Tan Shoe ' 98c
Men's Bnff Shoes 98c
Men's vVorKing Shot" 98c
Men's Low Shoes OGc
Men' l ! Patent Tip Shoes $1.24
Men's Tejnis Oxfords 480
Men's Canvas Shoes 98c
lfn ny other ba-gains in shoes for you. Come in and see for yourself.
July Sale A Hummer—Take It In.
Butlers Progressive Shoe House, 215 South Mrin Street
Out of SLyle. Out of the World!
i : s have a s.y'e that ; s
c.,i!v distinguished from (he ordi
■ s ? y- They are the result of carefc'
I study a .id practiced, application oi'i" e
' 10 f?shion k en'res. and by personal
\£i contact wi h the K-cii>• tailors and
vl*" 1 jjjf fashion au-'ioritics of tne county,
f sTH They are made hi our own work
|j II shop by the highest paid journey
men tailors in Butler, yet it is por
s 'jle to (and we do) give our pa rons these first-class clothes at .he
p.ice you tvou'd pay for the other sort. We believe we have given
good reasons why our tailoring is the best and cheapest and would
be g a'eiul for the opportunity to show you our handsome spring
stock and give you prices to prove them.
A I » t—l H MAKER OF
rild 1 MEN'S Clothes
Spring STYLES r , :! § iuf
YI sf/yA jl
Men don't buy clothing for the pur- j I [x<r j f
or spending money. They desire;L I if' I JUStp)
25*0 get the best possible results for A|u YJ^MM/ A'
TWT.niney expended. Not cheap goo<ls3?£ / <IH iw
goods as cheap as they can beigi. tk\
for and made up properly. IffC rv\
7?Cyou want the correct thing at the cor--&" JJ\ TO%"
3£<L 'ect price, call and examine ouoic, \ Wm I
3) large stack of SPRING WEIGHTS \ W"t M? \ I ' I
Fits and Workmanship |i J i'| m j
g F. Keen,
2 NorthlMain Street, Butler, Pa
nowadays have to be of the best
wwl Zri '■' lc P ,,s 'I—open 1 —open work only re
l|lyj| I Cvivcs attention. Reason? It's
quires less attention and is better
specialty of up-to date styles and
Geo. \hl. \A/HiteHlll,
318 Sou )h Main St., People's Phone. 28. PLUMBER, Butler, Pa.
Subscribe for the CITIZEN
Ladies' Serse Sappers 28c
Ladies' Gai e-s 48c
Ladies' Kid Slippers 48c
Ladies' Sap Sanda's 48c
Ladies' Shoes 48c
Ladies' Tan o:i'"orJs 69c
Ladies' F *d Polish 99c
fH u pILLS\
Rouse rthe tor |pid liver, and cure
biliousness, sick I headache, jaundice,
nausea, indices j tion, etc. They are in
valuable to prevent a cold or break up a
fever. Mild, gentle, certain, they are worthy
your confidence. Purely vegetable, they
can be taken by children or delicate women.
Price, 25c. at all medicine dealers or by mail
of C. I. HOOD <fc Co., Lowell, Mass.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
cf the Common \7ei" i h.
Secern '. Be it resolved by the Senate auo
Hoise of Keprest'll tatives of fie ("ommo"-
wrealth in Genca'Assembly met. That tm
foUovr'ng Is proposed as to i -e
Consiiiinion of the Commonwefltu of Pen i
svl» ■ lia, in accordance with ..'e provis'o is
of the eighteenth article thereof:
Amendment One of Artle'e Section
Add at the end of th-> first t>: • -i-.ph
sa'd section, a'ter the words .is>' 1 IK? en.
led to vote a* •< I -ejections," the wo -ds
Jeet however tJ SUC'-J laws reoir '.OG
regulating the registration of • er.o-s :•
General Asserab'y may enac." so
said section shall read as follows:
Sectioi 1. Qualifications o* E ecio .
Everv ma'e clt'zen twenty-one yea' sofa"
possesy'ng t!ie following quallfica.'on sl>
L,e en.it,ed iO \ jte at all elections, si b •
however to s'ich laws and reg. .
ing the registration of e.ectors as tae Ge -
eral Assembly may enact:
He shall have been a citizen of the l.niicd
States at least one month.
He shall have resided in the State one y< r
(or if. having previous!v been a qual'l. d
elector or native born eknen of the Staa',
'.ie sha 1 have removed tiierefrom and re
tnrued, witoln s'x months immediately pre
ceding ttie election).
He shall have resided In the election --
trict where lie shaU offer to vote at least t v»o
months immediate'y preceding the elect*' ?.
If twenty-two years of age and upwar;
he shall have p;ud within two years a Stp e
orcojnty tax.which shall have been assessed
at least two months an"! paid at least one
month before the election.
Amendment Eleven to Article Eight, Section
Strike out from said section the words
• but 110 elector shall be deprived of the pr v
ilege of voting by reason of his name not be
iiii? registered." and add to said section t ; -e
fotlowinK words, ""but laws regrlatiiig aii' 1
renulrinj; the registn-.tion of electors may oe
enar.ed to apply tocltieso >'v prov dedth'l
such oniform forcu'es of the sa-rt*
class." so mat the said section sh<..i
read as 'ollows:
Section 7. Cniformity of Eioct'on Law*-
All laws regulating the holding ol e'ectloi.
by the citizens or for the
electors shall be uniform th.oe&bout 1 -
Stat* 1 , but laws regulating and 1 equi.-'ng 1 •
registration of electors may be e.iacied . )
apply to cities only, provided that suc'u laws
be uc'fo-m for citiesof same class.
A Vi-ue i-opy of the Joint Resolution.
W. W. GiI'EST.
Secretary of the Common wealth.
Proposing an :'meodment to the Constitution
of iUe Coramomvealti).
Sect'on 1. Ee it "-eso'vee' by Senate
and l'ouse of Reorvse o' the Coni
monwea'tn of Pe.insy' /i-.n'j" >j Ceoe. . 1 As
scmblv mcv. Tjp« t.ie o''ow jg s p-oposed
y- an amendment to -e > o f t- e
Uommonmi-.'tn o-T "e > )»/ y»o -j i«cco : -
ance wUh ihe nrov s'ojs o' ■ •e &jUu!e nh
a .uc e the-eo..
S* 1 en.'tsr )a 'our o' ; .' >■ e ai:d
ijse . : 1 p'n -e i.'e -eo I*o "o ows:
Se< .'oo 4. A- 1 eec. ois •>' . e c'.-ms
s'x 11 ije by oa'loi. o•b- s cj o-be • m '>rd
as ruv be u>'esc r '>e( by ><: » oyTced
Tim. sisc-ecv iii VBS'ot "je irese vet .
A 1 jeeopv «f i,)e ..O'ji .".es j'a.'oi.
W. W. C" K' EST
Sec.ei.arv of the CommoawepU i
Fall term begins, Monday, Sept. 13,1900
l—P actical BooN- kee vrs. " —F \ e
Accouiilan s. 3 —AmanuensisSiicribaud
4 —Re .vter's SborL'uaad. s—Pr>.c'ic?5 —Pr>.c'ic?
Short Course in Book-Urep'ng, for iio ■ •
who mere v w 'sh to vuderstpnd ' -i
s ; tnpler me tiods of kttpiug books. 6
Og-iT-'/c~ •••:•• -We o-'ie ». ; resc .
a «'vs i-s jo; v;s 1 e i°e.' -o no -t.
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A. F. REGAL, Prin.,
319-327 S. Main St., Hutler, Pa.
NEW HOUSE. N«<;vv FC'.iMTU -i
Central Hotel
Opposite Court Hons
Ne." , Door .0 Pp '< Thea.. e
Sunday Dinners A Specialty.
Meals 25 cts. Room., 50 cis.
Reju'ar Rates sl.
Local and Longf D'st nee Phore .
Hotel Waver 1 y
South McKean Street
J. W HAWORTH, Prop'r.,
Steam Heataud Elect 1c Light.
The most commodious office in the
Stabling in Connection.
Bedford, Penn'a.,
Now open wl»h Increased aifftct'ons. A -
ra-igements have 'oeeo made w'tii t . e
Sp- igs Company or ";"nci's nr if -al
to be n -ought to the houei de'lv.
Terms moderate. W>-:«e io» .»«, lei
ALSH" & nMITH. Props.
*%X**X% * •>: * * X
fNHjHif **** *Kr::-.:--
§* *
Butler People • v
Should Patronize the #
| Hotel Kelly f
| A. Kelly & Sons, Prop'rs.,
$ Cambridge Springs* Pa. £
A first-class hotel. Just opened, ft
* In a charming country location, *
•ft In connection with the famous *
Mitchell Springs; everythtug,
* new. modern and up-to-date; ±
¥ further information with rates. ¥
jt etc., cheerfully furnished on 5
* application; free carriages to *
|c and from all trains. *£
1* *
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**« ;£*■**** *XX x X alt *X; mm
"By Jove. Gordon. I don't know
what to make of yon I" exclaimed Tom
Fair'eigh. drawing on his gloves, with
considerable show of vexation. "Amy
Hepburn's happiness is dear to me In
fact, I came here tonight to tell you
that I love her"—
"To tell me!" broke in Gordon
"Why don't yon tell her?"
"Wait, can't you? Let me finish I
have told her. and she has declined me.
It was done very gently and with the
greatest possible regard for my feelings,
but nevertheless I was declined Don't
think me a fool because I come here
and make a confession which can be
nothing less than mortifying I'm do
ing it for Amy's sake. "
"For Amy's sake?" echoed Gordon.
"Yes; I want to see her happy, and
you are the man to make her so. She
declined me on your account Of cours*
I knew long ago that you were my
rival, bnt did not know until two hour*
ago that you were the successful one
Yon aren't worthy of her and don't de
serve her. bnt don't think for a moment
that I believe myself more worthy or
more deserving." Pausing suddenly.
Fairleigh walked to liis friend's side
and laid a hand on his shoulder "1
can't understand what yon mean by
leading Amy to believe that you rare
for her while all the time dividing
your attention with Nell Forthdyke
Would you be inhuman enough to
break a heart as loyal as Amy's?"
"Don't get tragic, Tom I'm not go
ing to break anybody's heart Nell is
rich, you know"—
"And so are you," sneered Fairleigh.
walking hurriedly to the door and lay
ing his hand on the knob, "but Amy
Hepburn is poor. Society dares yon to
wed with poverty If you love Amy.
are yon man enough to take the dare ?
Examine into the financial condition
of the Hepburns, reflect upon the cause
of their downfall in fortune and then
let me see if you are strong enongh to
leap this Brahminical barrier o£»raste.'
With this parting shot" "Fairleigh
passed qnickly out of the room and
slammed the door behind him Harry
Gordon gave vent to a long whistle,
settled himself back in a chair and
thoughtfully lighted a cigar.
"That was quite a jolt,' he mut
tered looking upward through the
curling wreaths of 6moke. " 'How
happy could I be with either were
t'other dear charmer away!" It's as
sure as can be that I love one and fancy
the other But who will unravel the
Gordian knot? Which is it to be —Amy
or Nell ?'
A knock fell on the door, not on the
outside door, but on a door leading into
a closet Harry Gordon stirred uncom
fortably in his chair, a vexed look com
ing into his eyes as he fixed them upon
the closet door After a brief interval
of silence the knock was repeated
"Now. what in the world aroused
you?" cried Gordon.
"Business is business," came a hol
low voice from the other side of the
closet door "I'm here for a purpose, and
if I do not make that purpose manifest
once in awhile you'll forget all about
This remark was followed by a clank
ing, cachinnatory outburst that seemed
to grate harshly on Gordon's ear.
"WeJJf'* what do you wantf?" he
"I want to come out and show my
self. You know I'm here, but a little
ocular demonstration won't come amiss.
I take it Remember, I'm showing con
sideration for you. I might have kicked
open this door and stalked out into the
room. But I didn't. I rapped. "
"Can't you put it off? Come out to
morrow I've got something else to
think about now. "
"The high and mighty order of fam
ily skeletons are not in the habit of
playing second fiddle or taking back
seats for anybody I'm coming at once.'
"All right, then." groaned Gordon,
squaring himself about in his chair
"Come on.'
The closet door flew open and a well
developed skeleton strode out and drop
ped with a rattle into a chair The cav
ernous eyes were blankly expressive—
to Gordon. For him also there was
something sarcastic in the grin of the
fleshless jaws
"Dust mo off." said the skeleton "I
want to show up as frightful as possi
ble tonight.'
The request presented itself to Gor
don as a command which he was pow
erless to disobey Picking up a feather
duster, he plied it vigorously about tho
gleaming white bones.
"Achool" he sneezed, dropping the
duster and falling into his chair.
"You ougW. not to neglect me," said
the skeleton. "I'm one of the family
and should be treated as such. Now
then, let's lituve a chat "
The skeleton crossed its bony legs and
settled back comfortably
"Will it do me any good to have a
chat with you?" queried Gordon.
"That remains to be seen. It used to
do your father good. Why, it was my
custom to visit him every night. As he
eat before that table there writing I'd
sneak out of that closet, come quietly
up behind him and put an arm caress
ingly about his neck.'' The skeleton
laughed, working its bony jaws with a
succession of crackling sounds that
made Gordon shiver. "How it used to
startle him I He would turn whito as a
sheet as ho looked up into my face
Once he Hfirang to his feet in despera
tion. and wo had a wrestle all about the
room, overturning chairs, tables and
everything elee that came in our way.'
"You succeede-j well in shortening
my father's lifa" returned Gordon
gloomily. "Cnd«w your tyranny he sank
inio his grave long before his time "
"So ho did. k> he did. and he passed
me on to you with the rest of his prop
erty, real and personal. It was a rich
inheritance. «ay dear boy, even though
I ha»l to bo-dragged at its heels. Yet
don't accuse mo of any resjunsitality
for your father's taking off. He was-the
author of my existence. Like Fr;uilcon
stein, ho built me up. bono by bono,
and was mot contentnuitil he had mado
a gigantic monster and had breathed
into my hony breast the breath of life.
Then, in order that I might not afflict
his sight, ho stowed me away in that
impose I became the instru
; . rc. it. j 5T> ingoing. Ia itmot true
\.■ ii i;e; tLeless tho author of
• .It .v, h i'.V"
'< < ....... Ms to be as omerciless
t, x „," answered Gordon,
■with knitted brows. "Still, tltare.are
come points relating to your 'history 'on
■which my mind is a trifle obscure.
"What possessed my father to call into
beinu. a t aturo of jour disagreeable
chai.e, i. ; ?'
"Tb - Irr ghty dollar, yotrng {man.
He creu.... .ue in order that you luight
inherit a little inoro -wealth. He' did
not think, then, how* I should one»day
sit astride his shoulders like an Old Man
of tho Sea, nor did he think that it fwas
possible for ine to afflict his son. For
obvious reasons, iny relations with you
are not so intimatfj as they wero \trith
your worthy fa the:-. I was evolved lout
of the wheat pit olf tho board,of trade.
1 uur father was a A bull, and mi jrci
lassly gored both life andfortnne out of
a certain bear who was not nimble
enough to get ont of his way. "
"And who was this bear?" asked
"A man named Hepburn. "
"AmyHepburn'*father?" murmured
the young man. rubbing his hand across
his brow in an effort to remember.
"Yes. Hepburn lost every penny he
had in the world through that disas
trous wheat deal. He was forced into
bankruptcy and, unable to bear the dis
grace. took his own life. His money
went to increase the store your father
left you, my boy, and it is now possible
for you to live in luxury while Hep
burn's wife and cihldren must stfciggle
on as best they can. However.'' and
the skeleton got up and started back to
its closet, "it is not for me to moralize
Now that I've caught myself deliver
ing a homily. I'll just take my depart
ure. Au revoir. my dear fellow!"
Halting at the closet door, the skele
ton waved its adieu and disappeared
within. Gordon sat in his chair, deep
in thought, while his cigar burned it
self out between his fingers.
At last he got up and shook his broad
shoulders as though freeing himself of
a disagreeable burden.
"Society !;.m dared me." he mutter
ed. "but i ::nr>w my heart, now. and
I'll do as I please!"
• •«••••
After Ilurry Gordon and Amy Hep
burn had been married and hud re
turned from their honeymoon Harry
brought hi* bride up stairs to his old
bachelor's d.-u kud seated her in a chair
"My dear he said. "I have a con
fession to make to you. My father once
did your father a grievous wrong, and I
hare made myself the happiest fellow
in the world by undoing rP Howover.
as we are no! to have any secrets from
each other. yo:< must - now about this.'
A look of astonishment came into
Amy's bine eyes ax she watched her
husband proceed to the closet, throw
open the door and go rummaging about
"What in the world are you looking
for. Harry T' she asked as he returned
to her side
"I'm looking for something that does
not seem lo be there —the Gordon fain
ily skeleton. Amy For the first time in
15 years it is not to be found in that
closet '
Just then a clanking tread was heard
in the hallway without, the door was
pushed slowly ajar and the skeleton
limped in. supporting itself on a crutch
and looking very much the worse for
"Therelt is!" cried Gordon "What's
the matter with you, old chap? Here.
6it down. I want to make you acquaint
ed with my wife.
The family skeleton dropped into a
chair and shook until it rattled like a
score of castanets.
"I'm done for." it groaned. "You've
fixed me, young man. I just dropped in
to say goodby forever But don't intro
duce me to your wife We've met be
"That's HO. Harry, "said Amy "I
know all about this family skeleton of
yours. Don't let it worry you, my
dear.' and she threw her soft arms
about his neck. "Let the dead past bury
its dead If we are happy, isn't that
enough ?'
"Enough, yes I' And he pressed a
rapturous kiss upon her fair cheek.
That kiss pronounced the doom of the
Gordon family skeleton Forthwith it
began to fade into thin air, finally van
ishing and leaving not a wrack behind
Playing Poker bjr Wire.
Few outside the brotherhood of the
key are aware that operators often
play poker over the wire. It is, never
theless, a fact, and the diversion is fair
ly common.
"When 1 was working on the
Blankety-biank line at a little railroad
station in Illinois," said an ex-operator
the other day. "business was very slack
toward early morning, and we used to
get up a four handed game regularly,
'.'lie players were myself and three oth
», operators at different points along
the Hue. We would call each other up.
and then every man would deal him
self a hand, making his discards and
'helping' an desired. Of course, we had
to trust to mutual honor as to cheating,
but 1 think everybody was on the
square. All played freeze out, and the
loser had to treat when we got togeth
er at headquarters, which was about
once a month. 1 must confess that the
action was a little slow, but the game
was more exciting than one might
imagine. Almost all the old operators
have played cards by telegraph at
some time or another." Chicago
The Hlffher the Purpoie the Rare*
the Achievement.
If by success we mean the full ac
complishment of an end, the actual
reaping of a harvest of results, then It
Is undoubtedly true that the higher
and nobler the purpose the rarer will
be the success. If we aim to relieve a
man's hunger, we can quickly succeed
In the easy task, but If we aim to In
spire him with a desire to earn his own
bread the work is more difficult and
the success far more problematical.
If we would restrain a thief from rob
bery, the prison bars and locks Insure
success, but if we would make an hon
est man of him our task is a complex
one, and success may be afar off. We
undertake to teach a child to read. If
with requisite effort we follow up our
task, we are successful, but if we as
pire to raise the educational standard
of our community how arduous the
task, how uncertain the result, how
questionable the success!
The low man sees ft little thing to d<>.
Sere It and does it;
The high man. with a great thing to pursue.
Dies ere he knows it.
Is his life, then, a failure? No; let
us never Imagine that any high pur
pose, any noble thought, any generous
emotion, any earnest effort. Is ever lost.
We may never witness Its growth, we
may not live to gather its fruit or even
to see its blossoms, but we may safely
trust that somewhere and at some
time the harvest will be abundant, and
success, long hidden, shall become ap
parent—Philadelphia Ledger.
The TV IckedeMt lilt of Sea.
Nine out of ten travelers would tell In
quirers that the roughest piece of wa
ter is that cruel stretch in the English
channel, and nine out of ten travelers
would say what was not true. As u
matter of fact, "the wickedest bit 'of
sea" is not In the Dover strait, or in
yachting, for example, from St .Tfean
de Luiz up to I'aulllac, or acrowi the
Mediterranean "race" from Cadiz to
Tangier, nor Is it in rounding Cape
Horn, where there is what sailors call
a "true" sea. The "wickedest sea" Is
encountered in rounding the Cape of
Good Hope for the eastern porta of
Cape Colony.—Shipping World.
Fllltht of Time.
Old, Med—Well, old man,,'how'd t you
sleep last night? Follow ' myy ad»vlce
about counting up?
New Med—Yes, indeed; ootintcdl up
to 18,000.
Old Med— Bully! And thenfryouffell
asleep, eh?
New Med—Guess not; It was iD»rn
iug by that time, and X had to get I up.
DiiTWtonlvoltfo Pntw.lt QatfiV I
VTPX S7VJ .. .
Sow n Crait In tbe Sontkw«t.
Ilalaeil In Preference to fhlokem.
In southern California, where the
tare fad has become a craze as per
taslve as the famous Dutch tulip ma
nia. all sorts of fancy, prices are being
paid for choice strains of Imported Bel
gian hares, says the New York Herald,
In which appears the following:
Many men and women, too, in the
southwest are breeding Belgian hares
for market. As a food product, fetch
ing 8 cents a pound, there is great
profit In raising hares. The flesh of the
Imported Belgian hares is firm, white
and nearly as tender as frogs' legs or
chicken. The original Belgian hares
were much coarser in fiber and the
meat was reddish. After the Flemish
hares were crossed with the red labbits
of England an excellent edibli.' was
promptly thrown on the British market.
Hares are now the poor man's turkey
and beefsteak, too, and "Jugged" hare
Is as common on the other side as
baked beans in New England.
The pelts of the Belgian hares are
useful for a variety of purposes, par
ticularly for hats. Careful attention to
their coats has led to the production of
fine, fleecy pelts, and an additional
source of revenue for the breeders has
been secured.
These Imported Belgian hares are ex
tremely prolific. Commonly 11 litters
of young, of two to a dozen each, are
born each year to a doe. A pair of
hares will live for sis or eight years.
They are hardy and thrive well in al
most any part of this country. They
are easily "reared. Their provender is
plentiful and Inexpensive, consisting
chiefly of white oats, lettuce, carrots
and green food generally. They are
very cleanly in their habits and subject
to few ailments.
In the west many families raise Bel
gian hares in preference to chickens.
These hares do not burrow, so no deep
set fences are needed. They are re
markably tame and will eat from the
hand of a stranger readily. In conse
quence they have become great pets
vitli children. A pair may be bought
as low as 50 cents and a child of 10
can raise them from infancy- They
are as alert and playful as the tradi
tional wild hare of England, but are
not suitable for coursing or hunting.
Though much larger and heavier
than the ordinary hare and lon
ger legs, they do not scamper with the
zest of the wild species. They are fast
sprinters, however, as their only de
fense is their speed, but they do not
burrow or double, as the wild ones do,
through their subterranean galleries.
The largest animal dealer in this
city says:"These hares breed so rapidly
and cost so little to raise that some of
those first in the field must be making
"The Belgian hare meat Is a cross
between venison and mutton. In Ger
many hares have been an article of
food for a long time. They cook them
with port or sherry, and the dish is fit
to set before a king.
"Many people think hares and rab
bits are one and the same thing. These
Belgian hares are big fellows, weigh
ing seven or eight pounds. Those who
have eaten rabbit stew do not know
how much better Belgian hare is."
Turnip Sowing.
To be valuable either for the kitchen
or for stock turnips should be grown
quickly. This means good soil and
plenty of moisture. Good soil does not
quite mean rich soil, though richness is
an Important element. More impor
tant, however, Is good tilth, produced
by frequent previous stirring. This is
the reason that turnips do well on po
tato ground from which early potatoes
have been removed.
In the cool, moist climate of the
British isles turnips are usually sown
In spring. Here, with our much higher
summer temperature. It Is best to de
fer the sowing until July or August.
This leaves but a short season for
growth, and hence the necessity for
the best conditions of soli.
Some of the best kinds for kitchen
are White Egg and Purple Top Strap
Leaf, the former rather preferable.
Cloudy weather is most desirable for
sowing. In hot sunshine the seed Is
often Injured so that it fails to ger
minate. A good time Is immediately
after a shower which has not left the
soil too wet to work well. Immediate
ly before a rain is a good time, if the
rain does not fall to come, but If the
rain is too heavy the seed is liable to
be washed out of place.
Care Is required In order to avoid
the common error of having the plants
so numerous as to crowd each other.
As soon as the seed is sown it should
be lightly covered with a rake or by
drawing brush over the Burface. —Na-
tional Stockman.
In the Garden.
While the farmer has been busy with
his haying and harvesting the garden
has probably been more or less neglect
ed. Weeds grow very fast during July
and August, a« the warmth induces the
rapid decomposition of vegetable mat
ter and its cenversrion into the most
stimulating fertilizer, ammonia. The
early garden has had its day, and the
laud after early peas and potatoes will
need to be plowed, If only to keep it
from being overgrown with weeds.
Early in August Is not too late to set
celery, which Is all the better for mak
ing a quick growth. The early celery
set a month or more ago should have
earth drawn around it, taking care not
to let the soil get between the growing
stalks, as It will cuuso rust, advises an
Trad*' Name* and Economic Impor
tance of IMfferent Varletlea.
There are several different agricul
tural grasses of economic importance
sohl In the trade under the general
rrame of millet; hence there is more or
less confusion.
Foxtail Millets.—To this group be
long what is generally sold as "com
mon millet" and also a number of oth
er varieties, all belonging bo the spe
cies known to botanists as Setaria ital
ica and which is considered by many
to have been originally derived from
the common weedy green foxtail (Se
taria viridis). The seed is borne in a
compact cylindrical, often more or less
nodding, cluster at the top of the stalk.
The seed can be distinguished by the
numerous minute transverse wrinkles.
There are four groups of varieties—l.
Common millet, which is more resist
ant to drought; 2. German millet, also
1 called Golden millet and Bengal grass
(the commonest variety In the south,
the latest of the foxtail millets and
coarser lu foliage—some of the so call
ed Japanese millets belong here); 3.
Golden Wonder millet, which, under
favorable conditions gives the argest
yield of seed, butyls susceptible to
The Midway at the Pan-Ann ri« an Exposition in Ru'alo. .in 1901. will be over half a mile long, giving a mile or
more of frontage for the wonderful variety <>f »o\>' »r.tertainfuents there to Ix- presented- It will outrival in interest
and extent auvthlnjr ever createil in I his line. It • • Include home of the lieat of standard attractions, vastly Im
proved, and a strons array of new ..in s fresh fr. ru fertile (train .if the inventor and artificer. It will be a dis
i ay of iiiprnuity Impossible to anticipate by any process of er-
— travagaut »r gueastiiK- Who but a professional of rip*
experience- loulcft have planned "A Trip to the Moon?" The voy-
ager Is directed to gu> aboard the airship "Luna." moored at • eon
venlent landinjt. It lW night, and the heavens sparkle with a myr
f - lad of stars. When anils ready the cables are thrown off and the
/ - ~ g 'v3 ship rises steadily to a weight of about two miles. The air is clear,
i £, "Xv - \ .::.d you can see the on earth below. We now pass
/ \ \ \ >.stward over Rochester, Antoany and then southward over Xew
" ' "
<.u|>>ri<ht, lAKJ, by the Pan-American txpoaitlOß o.
YofK. j. he earth now falls rapidly behind. We are going at a terrific velocity, as noted by the resistance of the air,
which <*eems to blow hard in our faces. The earth becomes a mere ball and the moon grows larger. We are faat
nearlng the satellite, and soon And the ship moored to a landing in the moon. Guides meet us and show us 1 to the
palace of the Man in the Moon. His majesty receives the party, bidding them welcome and accords them the free
dom of his domains. We are then shown abont tha splendid palace and through the streets of the City of the Hon.
The ladles are especially interested in the show windows of the Moon shops. The trip may be made with entile aa/a
ty. and the return to earth leavss one with the ramambrance of having panned through a wonderful experience.
drought; 4. Hungarian millet or grass, j
more commonly cultivated in the north- j
west. This has the disadvantage of
volunteerlnp or persisting in the soil, j
The New Siberian millet is related to
Hungarian grass, but may be a distinct
variety. There are a number of differ
ent varieties of each of the groups
Barnyard Millets.—These have been
long grown in the old world both for
forage and food for man, but have only
recently received much notice in this
country. They received their name
from the fact that they are derived
from the common and well known
barnyard grass, a weed in cultivated
soil. They are characterized by hav
ing the flowers in branching clusters
Jike the barnyard grass (Panicum crus
galll) and the seed smooth and about
twice as long as the foxtail millets.,
Barnyard millet gives promise of mak
ing a successful forage grass in this
country. Closely allied to this are the
shania millet (Panicum colonum) and
sanwa millet (I'anicum frumentace
um), both grown extensively In India
and other parts of Asia for the seed,
which is used as food by the poorer
classes. They do not give promise of
success in this country.
Broom Corn Millets.—These are de
rived from Panicum milaceum. This
species has been cultivated for cen
turies in Europe, where it is the "com
mon millet." It is not extensively
grown in the United States, but is of
fered In the trade under the name of
broom corn millet and hog millet. The
seeds are borne in loose, drooping clus
ters, the brauches of the cluster being
long and slender, somewhat resembling
the seed cluster of broom corn, whence
the name. The seeds are from white
to yellow and dark red and, like the
preceding sorts, are flat on one side
and convex on the other and resemble
the barnyard millet in size and absence
of wrinkles.
Pearl Millet (rennisetum Spicatum
or I'. Typhoideum.—Extensively culti
vated lu Africa for the seed, which Is
used for food, and occasionally In the
southern United States, where It is
used for fodder; plants tall and stout;
the seeds borne in a dense cylindrical
cluster, but without the bristles char
acteristic of the foxtail millets.
Indian Millet (Sorghum Vulgare).—
Certain varieties of sorghum or cane
are very extensively grown In Africa
and Asia for the seed, which is used
for food. They also go under the name
of Chinese millet, black millet, African
millet, Guinea corn, etc. At present
these varieties of sorghum are not!
grown In the United States on a com
mercial scale. —A. S. Hitchcock, Kan
sas Station.
Layering Strawberries.
After the middle of July strawberry
plants that are to be grown in matted
rows are allowed to layer, and ordi
narily no attention Is paid to assisting
them, but if the season Is very dry and
few runners are formed they may be
layered by hand. Some growers also
find it advisable lo layer the plants by
hand aud thus distribute them so that
the ground will be occupied to the best
advantage. When the plants are two
feet apart, two ruuuers are layered at
either side of each original plant, so
that they will form a square, with the
old plant in the center. The other run
ners are removed and the plants are
allowed to thicken up, and give nearly
as good results as can be obtained from
hill culture.
The growers who plant so as to work
the ground both ways aud still wish to
grow the plants in matted rows are
only able to keep up this practice until
about the middle of July and after
that work the land In one direction
only. In this way the runners are dis
tributed lengthwise of the rows, where
they soon become layered. It will gen
erally be best to restrict the width of
the row to eight or ten inches. —L. It.
Taft, Michigan.
Fodder Crop*.
Hungarian grass and millet can be
iown In July to feed green If needed
In the fall or to be cured as hay. We
have heard of good success in seeding
to grass with these crops on strong and
rather moist land or in a strong clay
loam, but we would not recommend
this practice on a light soil, says Amer
ican Cultivator. We would prefer to
seed without grain or millet in August.
For seed!ii'-' to grass we want to plow
in July at! 1 ■:! ve two or three thorough
I harrowings to make a lit seed bed. then
i sow the last of this ru.uith or early
next month, as the weather may seem
i suitable. Fodder corn sown thickly
j in the drill In July will make a good
| fall foddeV or may be cut and cured for
j winter use. If nol as good as corn
I sown earlier, it is much better tfiau no
. fodder.
Then the rrtillr Par®.
"It cost'- II I t li> get Ciilee." said the
"machine" politician reflectively.
"Doesn't It cost Just a.i much to kw»p
"Oh. yex. I suppose It does, but after
I you oner r I !•«• i.iHee if it furnish*!
tli* proper ' :>p..rtunities the cost natii
rally fails on the public." Chicago
Bat For Some Reason lie Did Not
Display a Din String.
Elc was on honest faeul young man
who had been off for a day's fishing
and was returning home with a rea
sonably tine string and much self satis
faction. Ho had scarcely boarded the
street car. however, "TT'hen a passenger
with a deep voice growled out:
"Yes; 1 was out fishing myself one
Jay last week. I brought home 20
pounds. I bought 'em of a regular fish
A giggle was heard here and there
among the passengers, and then a man
with a squeaky voice observed:
"I've played the game myself, but It
was years ago. when I was a bad man.
I bought 'em from the fisherman and
brought 'em down home and lied about
'em—lied in the most barefaced and
shameful manner! Yes, gentlemen,
that is the one regret of my life!"
The young man with the fish was
red faced and uncomfortable, and as
he was hitching around a man with a
wart on his nose called out in a loud
"Gentlemen, I don't deny that I love
whisky, but I am not a liar! I get
drunk and smash things, but I rever
ence the truth. Before I would lie
about fish I would torture myself at
the stake!"
* Eight or ten passengers clapped their
hands in applause, and then a hatchet
faced young man rolled *up his eyes
and exclaimed:
"They not only lie to the public, but
go home and lie to their poor, Inno
cent wives and trusting children I"
The honest faced young man saw
that all were against him, and he de
cided to leave the car. As he rose up
to motion to the conductor a fat man
who had been drowsing roused up and
"Gentlemen, I date my downfall
from that one thing—from the first lie
I told about fish. I hired a man to kill
me a dozen with a crowbar, and then
I brought 'em home and swore I
caught 'em on my own hook and line.
I lied about it—deliberately and mali
ciously lied—and Providence"—
"All off!" shouted the conductor as
the car stopped.
The young man with the Injured feel
ings got down and pulled his fish after
him, and the fat man continued:
"And Providence punished me for It
Gentlemen, if I was to live my life
over again, if I could only be set back
80 years, I might rob and steal and
cheat and even do murder, but I would
not sneak off for the day and then re
turn at night and buy fish at the wharf
and take 'em home to my confiding
1 wife and"—
And the car rolled on, and the young
> man with the perch and bass and fish
■ pole stood in the gloaming and looked
' after It and clinched his hands and
gritted his teeth and whispered cuss
words, and an hour later a pedestrian
stumbled over something on the side
walk and got up to rub his knees and
elbows and called out In amazement:
"Well, I'll be hanged If some liar
hasn't stopped here to He and gone
away and left his fish behind!"
Some Causes of the Apparent Fail
ures With This Remedy.
A belief exists in the minds of some
fruit growers that recommended meth
ods for the destruction of the codling
moth are worthless; that spraying
with arsenic compounds has proved of
no avail. Disregarding the opposition
of some whose ill chosen statements
furnish their own refutation, we must
•till admit that trials of spraying meth
ods by our fruit growers have too often
resulted in apparent failure and in
consequence have measurably destroy
ed confidence in these methods.
These reported failures may have
come from one of several causes—first,
an exaggerated idea of the results to
be obtained by spraying has led to an
ticipations of a degree of success not
warranted by the experience of the
most successful experimenters; sec
ond, proper spraying demands such
close adherence to several indispen
sable points of practice that even care
ful men may fail through oversight of
these particulars, or, Anally, the adverse
report is inajle without a just estimate
of the result of the experiment, for It
will be granted that a true Judgment
of the degree of success can only be
had by the comparison of trees treated
with trees untreated in the same sur
roundings, and, this comparison lack
ing, the estimate of success or failure
Is altogether a matter of opinion and
not to be admitted as evidence.
As to the first, no one qualified to
advise In the matter will claim that a
single season's trial of spraying against
the codling moth can alone bring per
fect success, especially where the
neighboring fruit growers do not fol
low the same methods and where these
have not been practiced for several
years together or long enough for the
cumulative effects to become apparent.
It must also be remembered that it is
only the worms of, the first brood
•re killed by the spraying, however
effectually done, while from the In
dividuals escaping this attack come
the moths that are parents of the
worms that spoil the apples at ma- .
Moveow, spraying alone, though
successful within its own limits, can
not insure the fullest prodqflt of per
fect apples without the concurrent
practice of other methods looking te
the final reduction of the numbers of
the pest. The most Important of these
associated methods is the handler ot
the trees and the destruction of tJI at
tracted worms every ten days from the
fall of the first wormy apple till tho
fruit is all in the bin. The second i«
the immediate destruction of all fallen"
wormy fruit, and the third Is the de
struction of as many as possible of the
worms wintering over under bark
scales, in old birds' nests, In cracka
In apple bins or barrels or elsewhere
In the fruitroom. These associated
practices are not to be expected to show
their full results in the season in which
the work is done, though the imme
diate value of the first is considerable
as a means of reducing the number of
worms of the second or later broods
of the same season.
It is also possible that some of the re
ported failures are referable to the use
of adulterated or low grade poison. Ijl,
several states the experiment stations
find greatly inferior samples of paris
green on the market, and while tests
made at the Kansas experimental sta
tion a few years ago showed a fairly
uniform high grade in samples analys
ed, it is quite possible that those at
present in our market may be found
defective as has been reported from
neighboring states.
We advise strongly that every fruit
grower continue his efforts to destroy
the apple pest by all possible means.
Especially should he continue spraying
and with careful attention to the condi
tion needful to success. It Is only by
perseverance in a united effort on the
part of orchardists that the apple crop
may be brought to Its condition «f
highest profit.—E. A. Popenoe.
Hessian Fly.
Hessian flies will not attack grass or
oats, but a simple harrowing or disking
of the fields will really destroy but
very few of them, leaving the rest to
develop and go to other fields. Where
the wheat has been killed out and the
young seeding uninjured it may look
like an unprofitable piece of work to
plow under such a field, and In most
cases the fnrmer must decide which Is
the best course to pursue, but he must
bear in mind that these flies will devel
op and go elsewhere to lay their eggs
and that they will not lay them upon
oats or grass that may be growing in
the same field. Then, again, it must
be remembered that the wheat has yet
to stand a second attack of the fly be
tween this and harvest. There are
probably many fields that look this
spring as though they might produce a
part of a crop, but by tho time they
have withstood the coming attack of
the fly the prospects will be vastly di
minished.—Ohio Station.
The Bibulous Dane.
When the police in Denmark find ■
man helplessly drunk in the streets,
they drive the patient In a cab to the
station, where he sobers off. Then
they take him home. The cabman
makes his charge, the police doctor
makes his, the agents make their claim
for special duty, and this bill Is pre
sented to the landlord of the estab
lishment where the drunkard took the
last glass that did the business. No
wonder that certain landlords protest,
saying that proofs are Insufficient and
that some alleged victims sham Intoxi
catlou to get into trouble landlords
against whom they have a spite.
The Point of View.
"Get a divorce if you want It!" ex
claimed the angry husband. "I can
easily get another wife, and I've lived
long enough to learn that one woman
is Just as good as another —if not bet
"Yes," calmly replied his better half,
"and I've lived long enough to know
that one man is Just as bad as another
—lf not worse."—Chicago News.
Professor—l'm grateful for my sense
of humor. Thank heaven, I can al
ways see a Joke.
Miss Fiavilla—Oh. professor, the
sense of humor is not ability to see a
Joke. The sense of humor is ability
to take a Joke.— Indianapolis Jouutftt|j
A Political Boia.
"They say you are merely a
boss," said the candid Informant.
"Great Scott!" ejaculated Senator
Sorghum. "The Irreverence of these
moderns Is something disheartening.
Why, that's all Julius Ceesar was."-
Washington Star.
Sailors call a low lying iceberg a
growler, and the world would in gen
eral suggest something cool were It not
for bulldogs and London four wheel
cabs to which It la also applied.