Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, May 16, 1901, Image 1

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    VOL* xxxviii
Popular-Priced Spring Shoes
The greatest assortment of Stylish Footwear ever placed before the people of
Butler county. The perfect embodiment of fashion snd service, at cur own
nuncomparable prices.
Our Eighty-cent and Dollar Shoes
For men and women, for boys and girls form a wonderful feature of our great
showing, and we claim great things for them. Thousands of pairs have been put
to the test. We have yet to hear of a complaint. You meet with such values
only at HUSELTON'S.
At ft.jo, $2.00 and $2.50,
Men's and Women's Lines,
almost surpass our own ideas. These
popular shoes are designed and built
especially for this store. Vici Kid, Box
Olf, Patent Leather, Russia Calf, gen
uine McKay sewed and Goodyear welts.
Solid, substantial service in every pair.
At $3.00 and $3.50.
we put out strong claims for your favors.
The strongest probably ever made in
■boedom. Patent and Enamel Leathers,
Vici Kid, Box and Russia Calf-skin
turn and welt soles-for men or women;
extension tdges, Cuban, military and
French heels. All popular toe styles; all
latest oten's lasts; all latest women's
lasts, snd lepresenting $3 50 and $4.00
values as shown in other stores.
Have received our expert attention. 75 cts, SI.OO, (105, #1.50 and $2.00; comfort
for growing feet; appearance tliat please the wearers and service that profits the
buyers of tliese shoes, are the strong points we claim for these lines as well as a
saving of 25 per cent, in the prices.
Butler'* LftftdloK Hboe Uousfc. Opposite Hotel Lowry
Spring and Summer Styles.
The time of the year is here when you want a nice
pair of fine shoes for summer wear. Our stock is ex
tremely large,showing all the latent styles in fine shoes
and Oxfords in all leathers.
We are offering some big values in fine footwear
and it will pay you to see us before buying your
summer shoes.
Ilea'a fine Satin-calf shoea, /tV4
Lace or Congress, at |
jpk's fine Calf shoes, light
or heavy soles, at MM(•
Ladies' fine Dongola shoes,a>»4
Don BO la or Patent tips, 7% I I II I
button or lace, at N* I s VV
Youths' fine CUf or Vid- OA _
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Misses' Cne Dongola, OE.
• ; spring heel shoes, at
We Invite you to call and see our stock cf SOROSIS SHOES AND
OXFQRUS' latest styles for summer wear, made in fine ijonpola, Patent
calf and Patent Ideal Kid in ligbt. heavy or medium soles, high or low heels.
They are handsome. All sizes, 2% to 8; all widths, AAA to E.
Spring Styles
J] Have a nattiness about tbera that J] —A i f\ l\ // 'tl
marks the wearer, it won't do to .\jt»y /] ' If l\
wear the last vear's output. You • f>] Ml \ \h> W f
won't get the latest things at the hj r7 ' S~v/ v A-\ .
stock clothiere either. The up-to ' r f—j ?P
. date tailor only can supply them, , ' ™7t (/ IVX W
if you want not only the latest '{ 1 Alf Xi I" / 1 ll I
-things in cut and fit and work- \\ 1 I I If J I
nunsbip, the finest in durability, 1 I If 111
where e'se can vou get combina- l l IF * I ;
tions, you get them at JP } | I Li
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
142 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler, Pa
Removal Notice!
C. F. T. Pape,
Jeweler and Watchmaker
Will be found oil and after April Ist at
121 East Jefferson street, opposite G.
Wilson Miller's Grocery Store, Butler, Pa.
Your Heart's Desire *
is in our store. There is such an Ipj
array of styles, such a pleasing \ r ,U., |l
variety of trimmings and such re- A
markable value in our line of /;.
that the choice of a suitable
model will be a matter of no dif- Y [(IM\ /
ficulty. Artistically developed jm I
hau f m si to $lO..
348 Soutb Main Street, - - - Butler, Pa
Subscribe for the CITIZEN.
Men's and Women's Oxfords,
75ct5.81.00, 11.50, J2.00, $2.50, #3.00 and
13.50. Black and Tan. A range of
style and price beyond the reach of or
dinary shoe stocks; snappv extension
edges, rope and cross stitched, low broad
heels, full round toes, plain and per
forated tips; Vici Kids, Russia Calf,
Patent and Enamel Leathers. Every
taste for diess, street or business met in
correct style.
Men's Working Shoes,
SI.OO, $1 S5, $1.50 and 12.00 are not
equaled in Butler for servile. Shown in
Veal, Calf, Slaughter Kip, Oil Grain and
Kangaroo Kip and Calf with or without
Box-toe; two soles and tap with Bellus
Children's fine shoe*,patent OC
tipped, sizes 5 to 8, at
Your choice men's working |i«4
shoes,lace, buckle or I 1 ]| I
grass, heavy aoles, at
Ladies' Kangaroo-calf or Oil <4
Grain shoes, at I
Misses' fine Patent Calf, lace 4 Q f**
shoes, extended soles, at I
Ladies' fine Dongola patent
tip orfords at yilf*
I One Dose 5
5 Tells the story. When your head 5
J aches, and you feel bilious, consti- J
#pated, and out of tune, with your#
m stomach sour and no appetite, just m
0 buy a package ot 0
\ Hood's Pills |
1 And take a dose, from 1 to 4 pills. J
5 You will be surprised at how easily J
V they will do their work, cure your #
0 headache and biliousness, rouse the m
2 liver and make you feel happy again.
225 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers, 0
and is the result of colds and A„ .uqcrCClDw
audden climatic changes.
For your Protection P[|UDrFEV£g s, A
we positively state that this
remedy does Dot contain
mercury or any other injur
lous drug. FW
Ely's Cream Balm
is acknowledged to be the most thorough care for
Nacal Catarrh, Coid in Head and Hay Fever of all
remedies. It opens and cleanses the nasal paasapes,
allays pain and inflammation, heals the sores, pro
tects the membrane from colds, restores the senses
of taste and smell. )"rice 50c. at Drnirgista or by mail.
ELY BKOTUJEKS, 60 Warren Street, New York.
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\ Colds, J
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V Whooping Cough, Asthma, J
Bronchitis and Incipient A
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A B. M. LOOAN, Ph. 0..
Manager, .
A 10ti N. Main St., Itutler. I';i.
Both 'Phones. W
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are Nature's warning notes of
approaching danger from a dis
eased heart. If you would
avoid debilitating diseases, or
even sudden death from this
hidden trouble pay heed to the
early warnings. Strengthen the
heart's muscles, quiet its nerv
ous irritation and regulate its
adtion with that greatest of all
heart remedies, Dr. Miles'
Heart Cure.
"Six bottles of Dr. Miles' Heart
Cure relieved me of palpitation,
shortness of breath and smother
ing spells and cured me of a
heart weakness which caused
the rxoom Intense pain in my leit
aide." K-ate 11. PBTEKSON.
Johnstown, i'a.
S*. Miles'
Heart Core
controls the heart adtion, accel
erates the circulation and builds
up the entire system. Sold by
druggists on a guarantee.
Dr. Miles Medical Co., Elkhart, lad.
Contains a Reliable Reoord
of all the Events In the
turn A YEAR. BINCLE COPY, lOota.
For Sale by all Newsdealers.
t stcci where pift« were «how»red oil men from
And some hid honors and the JOT thereof.
And some received with solemn, radiant facet
The yift of love.
The jfreen I saw of bay leaves and of laurel.
Of gold the gleam.
A voice spoke to me, standing empty handed.
"For thee —a dream."
Forbear to pity ye who, richly laden,
Forth from the place of heaven's bounty went,
i Who marvel that I amile, my hands still empty;
| lam content.
Ve cannot guess how dowered beyond the measure
Of your receiving to myself I seem.
Lonely and cold, I yet pass on enraptured;
I have my dream.
—Anne Reeve Aldrich.
>! BY M. QUAD. 8
Copyright, 1901, by C. B. Lewis. X
They said it was a reckless thing to
do and that only Americans would
have attempted It. On the west side of
the Sierra Sladre mountains in Mexico
are the roaming grounds of the Yaqui
Indians, and between the Yaqui and
Fuerte rivers is their main stronghold.
And yet we opened the Sunset mine
with only the mountain range between
us and every man from president to
the cheapest workman realizing that
we might be attacked at any hour. The
Yaquis have warred with the Mexicans
for the last 200 years, and their bands
are raised against all others who in
vade their domains.
We were months in getting ma
chinery over from Chihuahua, erecting
buildings and fairly opening the mine,
and. though we had a guard of 50
Mexican soldiers, we worked in the
shadow of death, a it were. If the
Yaquis came through the pass, they
would come In such numbers as to
overwhelm us. Strangely enough, aa
we thought at the time, they let us
alone, and at length the guard was
withdrawn, and we were left to our
selves. We had a force of 30 white
men and 100 peon laborers. Not one
of these peons could be depended on
In case of a row. The engine bouse we
made our fort, and 80 men behind Itfl
ioopholed walls would make a good
fight of it But yet we had something
more than powder and lead to depend
upon. If the Yaquis came through the
mountain pass, they would approach
the works, two miles distant, by way
of two ravines which led quite to our
doors. In «oipe places these ravines
were only six or spvep feet deep, in
others ovpr 30. with stone walls on
either side. Uuder the direction of $
civil engineer powder and dynamite
charges were hidden away in these
walls and burled In the earth and wires
connected with the power bouse and
an electric battery.
Had it been possible to buy the
friendship of the Yaquis we should
hove attempted it and thus secured
our safety, but w# knew they were
not to be tempted by anything we
could offer. We had been working
full force for three months, with an
alarm now and then, when we learned
why we bad not been disturbed by
raiding parties. The whole fighting
force of the Yaquis, numbering be
tween 4,000 and 5,000, was gathering
for a grand effort to sweep across the
mountains and clear the country to the
ltio Grande. This had been the dream
of the chief for years, and bis people
had been treasuring up rifles and am
munition- When the force was finally
ready to move, the Mexican govern
ment was powerless to stop It except
on the north, and it was too late to
send out auything like a general alarm.
The 4,000 well armed savages, know
ing no mercy, fell npon prospector,
freighter, hunter, miner and villager,
and not a man escaped from their
bands. Almost by accident we got
word of the movement, and the mine
was closed, the peons were sent away,
and we prepared for a siege. Look
outs were established aloug both ra
vines. and we had four days In which
to hear tli« tales of panic stricken
fugitives who passed our way.
The Yaquis had no pity for age, sex
or condition. They found the people
Almost defenseless, and when tbey had
raptured a village every man, woman
and child was put to the torture. Ev
ery habitation was burned, live stock
was slaughtered, and even the dogs
and cats were killed- The Idea was to
leave nothing alive behind then). The
army did not push forward at swift
pace, but dallied along and spent hours
witnessing the torture of Its victims.
We knew when tbe Indians finally en
tered the mountain pass, beaded
straight for us. and it was half an hour
before sunset one evening when we
saw the first of their force debouch on
the plain and begin a close survey of
our situation. We ware ready for
them, but we knew that no attack
would be made before morning. Tbey
would have had a long march and be
fatigued, and they would wait until all
their force wu« up. An hour after sun
rise next morning we witnessed a spec
tacle that made the flesh creep a bit.
Fully 4.0(H) Ya<|iiis gathered In a com
pact body betwei n us and the mouth of
the pass ami chanted a wild and sav
asre song, and we were only :50 against
them. They sent no ting of truce to de
mand a surrender. They may have
even hoped we would show fight, as
they had met with no resistance as yet.
AH WO hint hoped ami planned for, the
YaqulH advanced by the ravines. A
body of about ."dNi was told oIT for each
ravine, skirmishers were sent on ahead,
and the main body looked on. Thirty
men with Winchester rifles inside of a
stone fort arc no mean foe, but we soon
realized that in this case we were al
most helpless. So swiftly and steadily
did the Ind'ans advance and so hot was
their lire at the loopholes that we soon
had live men killed and could not reply
except at great risk. Their advance
was within a stone's throw of us in both
ravines when we rcsor'cd to the elec
tric wires. Few men will ever witness
the sight we did. There was a series
of explosions which >ho >k the earth for
miles around, with bursts of flame and
smoke leaping to the clouds, and after
one fearful yell there was silence In
both ravines. It was half an hour be-
fore the smoke blew away so that we
could see the main band. The warriors
stood there without movement, seem
ing to have beeu struck dumb, and it
was another hour before-they broke, up
Into small parties and marched into the
mouth of the pass. We thought It a
ruse, and no man left the power house
until next afternoon. Then it was dis
covered that they had gone for good,
and that without looking after their
killed or wounded.
Down In the two ravines, buried un
der the debris or lying scorched and
torn and mangled among the rocks,
were over 900 warriors, all wiped out
at the tick of the clock. It was such a
stupendous loss, such a terrible and
mysterious calamity, that even the
fierce Yaquis were terror stricken and
turned back. They returned to their
valley, awed and frightened, telling
a story that awed and frightened those
left behind, ami from that date their
power was broken. They have made
war since only in small parties and in
a half hearted way. and their dream
of driving out the Gringo and the Mex
ican and recovering their own has
been shattered forever.
The Women Shate Their Heads.
One part of Egypt shows where the
outward and visible evidences of the
aboriginal have been softened down
with a veneer which the softeners
fondly imagined is indicative of in
ward and spiritual grace. This is along
a 350 mile stretch of the White Nile,
where the Shilluks live and move and
have their being.
Now. the Shilluks are a picturesque
and a promising people. They have
their Fashoda for a capital and their
memories of Lord Kitchener of Khar
tum which no man may take from
them. Wherefore, what matters it that
they have lost their original lawless
ness. their former turbulence and their
cheerful specialty of roasting tbe en
emy on the (Kjint of the spit?
Now tbe Shilluks are so civilized
they carry short wooden clubs after
the fashion of the Broadway police
man and occasionally brandish a long
spear In true light opera style. Tbey
lead an enviable life, these Shilluks;
nothing to do all the livelong day but
lie on the mossy bank and spear the
horny hided hlppojwtamus as be glides
within range, or make a dead crocodile
of a live one by the simple expedient
of harpooning him through his vitals.
As for work, that is for woman, and
my lord of the HlilUuk* jjyver puts his
band to It.
Agriculture is yet an undeveloped
Industry, and what little developing
has already taken place has been at
the Instance and bauds of the .vlves.
The Shllluk country Is not the birth
place of the seven brotherhood sisters
of glorious hirsute memory. All tbe
women of the tribe shave their beads.
—New York Herald.
Terrible Effect of Bad Air.
At every moment of the human life
the air which we breathe goes coursing
through tbe most delicate and sensitive
of the wonderfully constructed organs
of the human system to purify and re-
Invigorate tbe vital currents of life.
But what if the purifier shall Itself be
unclean and laden with the seeds of
pollution? Having once done Its work
and come forth tainted and foul, what
If It shall again and again be called to
perform the ta«k for which if Is no lon
ger fitted? The natural apd inevitable
deduction Is not f«r to reach.
blood Is no longer purified, but It goes
coursing through the body, the Bource
of disease and corruption Instead of
being the fountain of pure, perfect
Ottier organs oy sympathy w by dl
rect contagion become affected. The
Imagination Is too often Influenced as
well, anticipation conjures up dire
evils, and the sufferer, who Is now lif
such earnest, flies from oue "blood pu
rifier" or "tonic" to another, gaining
perhaps temporary 8"d questionable
•ellef at the expense of a system loaded
with poisonous and harmful drugs,
whose reaction may be expected at any
time and In almost any horrible form.
A Quirk Hetort,
A leading counsel for tbe defendant
In an accident damage case where the
Injury had been occasioned by a Jet of
steam scalding the complainant's back
and neck as he was driving past tbe de
fendant's place argued to the jury that
the plaintiff was guilty of contributory
negligence aud should have looked up
fo avoid the accident. The quick wit
ted counsel for the complainant retort
ed: "Oh. no. If he had looked up. In
stead of suing for damage to the back
of our bead we should have bad to
charge you for the loss of both eyes."
The average weight of a sheep fleece
Is 5 1 j pounds.
An Advertising Scheme.
Several old acquaintances of the late
D. 11. McAlpln, the tobacco manufac
turer, were discussing his business suc
cess In an up town club, and one of
them told tbe following story as Illus
trating the farreachlng effect of com
paratively insignificant things some
"It was after Mr. McAlpln was well
started In the tobacco business," lie
said, "that an enterprising rival began
to cut into his business by advertising
that he placed a dime In every tenth
package of tobacco put up In ills fac
tory. One day a foreman of the pack
ing room went to Mr. McAlpln and
" 'I have a suggestion to make that
promises to knock out this dime in ev
ery tenth package acheme of your rival.
Will you hear It?"
" 'Yes; go ahead."
" 'Well, then, just put a dime In ev
ery package of tobacco put up In our
shop and don't advertise it. It will ad
yprfise itself quickly enough.'
''Mr. McAlpln saw that the sugges
tion was good, and he accepted It. It
cost him a good deal of money, but Its
success warranted It. Within a few
weeks farmers were buying McAlpin
tobacco, knowing that they would find
money In each package, and If they
had found diamonds It would not have
surprised them."—New York Sun.
All on Account of the Boota.
As a sergeant was bawling out his
orders In a barracks In Dublin and
watching the line of feet as the raw re
cruits endeavored to obey the word of
command lie found, to bis astonish
ment, that one pair of feet, more no
ticeable on account of their extra large
size, never turned.
Without taking his eyes off those feet
the sergeant bawled out a second or
"About face!"
He could see that all the feet except
those he watched turned In obedience.
flushing up to the owner, a little fel
low, he seized him by the shoulder,
"Why don't you turn with the rest?"
"I dlil!" replied the trembling recruit.
"You did. eh? Well, I watched your
feet, and they never moved."
"It's the Iwiots they gave me, sir,"
said the poor fellow. "They're so large
that when I turn my feet turns Inside
of them."—London Answers.
Points In Commercial Culture From
a Sncc«an(nl Experience.
Commercial onion culture Is a topic
receiving much attention just now.
An onion grower Of many years' expe
rience presents a review of his meth
ods in Ohio Farmer. Some of its lead
ing points are here given:
Do you know that our best onions
are "bred up" just as horses or cattle,
or. In fact, any other animals are, and
can be degenerated just as easily? A
writer has truly said: "An onion tends
[Two months from planting.]
backward, just as water runs down
bill." Any tirst rate vegetable goes
back to a lower grade just as soon as
It ceases to have the best of care.
Don't select a piece for onions that
will be too wet in wet seasons or too
dry in dry seasons. Of course your
wet soil can be drained If you have a
sufficient outlet for the water, and also
your dry soil can be Irrigated. Clay
loam will raise large onions, but Is
somewhat later in maturing theui than
sand or loam. Do not plant land that
is polluted with weeds to onions.
Plow the ground to be used for
onions in the fall |f possible, snd If
there are any docks in tlie fleld dig
them out before plowing.
I prefer both stable manure and
phosphate. The phosphate I sow on
the ground broadcast, fibout 500 or 000
pounds to the acre, also one barrel of
salt per acre; harrow once over lightly
after sowing fertilizer so as to not get
It harrowed lu too deep. .Before apply
ing fertilisers be sure your ground Is
thoroughly harrowed and if any sticks
or lumps remain rake It over with
a hand rake, making it all as smooth
and level as possible.
I think the salt I apply to my fleld
helps to keep the ground loose and
keeps away Insects. If your ground Is
quite light. 1 advise going over with
roller or plauker before sowing seed,
I sow seed as early lu spring as
ground is lu working condition, as I
think they will be less liable to blight
if well advanced before the dry weath
er and blighting season. To grow large
ODIOUS SOW from five to six pounds of
peed per acre and use the best seed
obtainable. The variety of onion to
plant depends on the kind that sells
best in your market.
I drill seed In rows one foot apart.
After they are up so the rows cau be
soen cultivating must be commenced
at once. For this purpose I use a dou- ~
ble wheel cultivator that works astride
the row. working up close to the plants,
therefore leaving only the weeds that
grow directly in the row. After the
- "' ~r.
- -V -
[Four months from planting.J
second cultivating, which must not be
later than ten days after the tirst.
weeding must be commenced. This Is
where the backache gets in Its work,
for oue must get on knees aud astride
the row, weeding three rows at a time
through the fleld.
In ten days more another cultivating
ind weeding must be gone through
t. ith and, further on, another. If neces
lary. The field must be kept free from
weeds at all times.
In August or September the onions
will be ready to harvest. The cuts are
from photographs taken on my grounds.
Farmlntc In Mexico.
Americans can make farming in Mex
ico pay, writes a correspondent to the
New York Commercial Advertiser. If
they know how. And the knowing
how, in his opinion, is in part to "pass
jy coffee and rubber and stick to cot
ton, corn and irrigation." Titles are
good, land is cheap, the laws are fa
vorable, the government is friendly. It
Is easy to do business, markets are ex
cellent aud transportation facilities am
The I'urt Which l'a«fnre Playa—Al
falfa Without Other Food.
Pig raising as ordinarily practiced on
the farm in I'tah has not been consid
ered, as a rule, profitable until withiu
the past few years, when the establish
ment of creameries and cheese facto
ries has created a large byproduct of
skliiiiuilk and wliey, valuable pig foods
when properly used. Since the corn
acreage ln the state Is small the feed
ing problem resolves itself Into grow
ing pigs with a minimum amount of
|,rain and a maximum of alfalfa, milk
and whey or other cheap foods. Six
seasons' experiments have been made
at the I'tiih station to ascertain the
value of pasture, either alfalfa or mix
ed grass, in hog feeding. The follow
ing statements are gathered from a re
port recently made:
In poru production economic use may
lie made of pasture in connection with
a full grain ration.
The average results of four seasons'
experiments show that mixed pasture
is not beneficial to pigs having a full
supply of grain and skimmllk.
The average of seven trials made in
both pens and yards gives results fu
vorable to grass feeding 111 connection
with grain rations. The pons having
green stuff made 33 per cent greater
gains than those without and required
40 pounds less grain for each 100
pounds of gaiu.
Tasture with grain rations, averag
ing all the experiments, gave slightly
better results than green stuff cut and
fed In connection with grain In pens
and yards. Where lands are cheap and
labor comparatively dear It seems ad
visable to follow the pasture method.
Pigs running on pasture, with par
tial grain rations, produced gaius at
the least cost per hundred pounds. But
the total gains of those receiving full
grain rations were so much greater
| that even with the smaller rate of prof
i It the total net gain per pig very much
exceeded that of the partial ration.
In the quantity of grain required for
100 pounds of gain the sets having a
one-fourth grain ration excelled In ev
ery test requiring the lowest amount
and giving the highest per cent of prof-
In rate of gain the sets receiving a
full grain ration were the best in all
cases making the largest total gain
and giving decidedly the highest total
Alfalfa without other food, whether
pastured by pigs or cut and fed to
them in pens, furnished ouly enough
nutriment for bare maintenance. When
additional food was given, the rates of
gain were nearly proportional to the
extra quantities they received.
Alfalfa supplies a good supplemen
tary food In connection with bran and
grain, but it Is too coarse and bulky to
be fed alone to the pig whose digestive
tract is especially adapted to concen
Alfalfa hay and sugar beets each
give profitable returns In connection
with a limited grain ration In winter
The cut represents two sets of pigs
which were used in tests of alfalfa pas
ture without grain. The first or upper
figure shows a set of pigs 4 months old
at the beginning of an experiment be
fore they were turned on alfalfa pas
ture. The lower one shows a second
set of pigs after being on alfalfa pas
ture without grain for 129 days. At
the beginning of the test they were 7
months old and weighed just twice as
much as the first set.
4hP<M the PotqlH Starch Industry.
The total annual production of starch
from potatoes In the United States Is
about 15,500 tons, of which 6,000 tons
are produced In the county of Aroo
stook, Me.
Wisconsin Is one of the most impor
tant potato producing states and stands
next to Maine in the production of po
tato starch.
In tyOO Maine and New Hampshire
produced 0,000 tons of starch. New
York 400 tons and Wisconsin and oth
er western states 0,100 tons.
In Wisconsin no varieties of potatoes
are grown for textile purposes. The
starch factories must content them
selves with the small, unripe, rotten,
scabby stock, unlit for edible purposes.
In Maine, unless the price of mar
ketable potatoes be very low, only the
small, injured or refuse potatoes ftre
pojd to the starch factory.
Clleanlncca In Vnrlona Fields.
The admixture of gypsum (land plas
ter) will largely prevent tbe loss of ni
trogen from fresh manure.
The pineapple lands of Florida, the
peach lauds of western Maryland and
the tobacco lands of Connecticut are
Illustrations of the Importance of spe
cialization In the selection of soils In
Denmark still holds the palm for the
best butter.
Some one who has been studying of
ficial statistics says that in 1900 farm
ers received $185,290,172 more for their
products than in 1899.
Farm names have value. In many
Instances they are a guarantee of the
quality of a product
Well Informed dealers In flaxseed es
timate the United States crop for 1900
at 15,500,000 bushels.
He Fancied a Sprint.
.Taller—The rules of this prison allow
a day's recreation every year to prison
ers, and it's your turn tomorrow.
Convict—All right, boss. If you don't
uiiud, I'd like a nice cross country run
with somebody.
Thene Hous«*<*lcnnlnir Day*.
The boy knocked at the front door.
The bell was out of order.
Presently somebody was heard trying
to climb over the furniture in the front
hall, anil a woman's voice asked:
"Who is there?"
"Telegraph messenger," loudly re
plied the boy; "got a message for the
man of the house."
"The attic window flew open, a cob
webbed head was thrust forth, and a
man with a wild, despairing voice yell
ed out:
"Wrap it around a stone and throw
It up here!" —Chicago Tribune.
The lioer pressed his bayonet against
my breast.
"Quarter, forsooth!" sneered he. "You
who devastate our farms, burn our
homes aud, as if this were not
Here his voice rose to a shriek,
—"to wear those dinky lozenge iiats
with the latehet under your nose!"
I could see ttint he was awfully an
gry, but my British blood was up, and
I laughed In his face. Detroit Journal.
Anxloaa to B« Hi* Prlaoit
•There are plenty of men in this
world," said the bead of tbe firm, ad
dressing tbe clerk be bad summoned
Into tbe private office, "who can trace
their successes directly to what they
at first considered failures. I knew a
man who 20 years ago was a clerk In
a clothing store. Ills employer dis
charged him for Incompetency. He
bunted through all tbe clothing stores
in town trying to get another Job, but
couldn't find one, and at last, almost
starved, he got a place as a brakeman
on one of the railroads. Today he Is
| practically the head of that road, draws
a salary of ?2.">,000 a year and regards
the man who discharged him long ago
as the best friend he ever bad. Now,
be Is only one of hundreds of men who
have had similar exi>erlences. So you
see what at first seems a misfortune
may often be a real blessing In dis
Tbe young man hid a yawn behind
his hnnd pud, thinking of tbe live
broiled lobster he had tbe night before
helped a certain soft eyed creature to
remove from the scene, languidly re
"Yes; I know that has frequently
happened. Did you want to speak to
me about anything in particular this
morulng, Mr. l'amsley?"
"Oh, no; nothing of special Impor
tance," the old gentleman replied,
"only I'm going to give you a chance
to look back some day and regard me
as your best friend. Goodby. I hope
you'll have all kinds of success at
whatever you decide to go at."—Chi
cago Herald.
Panics and Religion* Books.
There Is one kind of business, accord
ing to a New York man prominent In
It, that does not enjoy easy financial
conditions. It Is that of publishing de
votional and religious literature. This
publisher explained this anomalous
condition as follows:
"When everybody Is prosperous,
there is no very great demand for our
publications. People are happy, and
they do not go to church to any great
extent. Preachers will tell you that
church attendance Is never so good In
prosperous times as It is la periods of
financial straits.
"Let a panic come on, however. At
first our business feels It as keenly as
any other line. People suddenly cease
buying everything except" what they
are obliged to have. As times fall to
Improve, people take more to going to
church. Attendance Increases very
perceptibly. In n few weeks we can
tell It In our business. There Is a
greatly Increased demand for devo
tional books of all kinds. Tbe busi
ness Increases, and at the very height
of the financial troubles we do tbe
largest business. As times get better
you can see our trade In this line of
publications gradually drop off until,
when prosperity again comes round,
we settle down to a normal business
quite different from tbe boom we had
been enjoying."—New York Times.
Life Aboard aa Arctic Boat.
The days and weeks pass without our
taking any account of them. We get
up at 6:30 In the morning. At 7 we
feed the dogs. At 8 we have breakfast,
and at 12 we dine. Then we work till
0:30, when we have supper, after
which we smoke and play cards or
chess till bedtime. It Is not at all cold.
Rarely does the thermometer descend
below zero. Yesterday tbe sun shone
gloriously. The Ice reflected It with a
blinding glare and in brilliant colors.
The ship has withstood all tbe as
saults of tbe Ice. It Is splendid to see
bow it breaks up ice that is sometimes
tHree or four ftrl tbick. At otbor
times, when It Is even thicker, tbe sblp
Is rushed against It at full steam. Tbe
shock splits and breaks It very often
for a distance of 40 or 60 yards. The
Duke of Abruzzl Is always on the
bridge and loses no opportunity of get
ting ahead. Sometimes be does not
even come down to his meals. When
ever we get tbe smallest opening, be
orders us to go on, and we are glad of
It. because the more we advance at the
present time tbe less we shall have to
do next year.—Leslie's Monthly.
Traps la Preach.
A frequent trap In French for the un
wary is the difference of meaning In
similar phrases. For example, "faire
feu" means to fire a gun, while "faire
du feu" means to light a fire; "tomber
par terre" conveys tbe Idea of falling
to tbe ground from one's own height,
whereas "tomber a terre" means to
fall from any height—ln other words,
to tumble down and to tumble off. In
the same way "tralter de fat" means
to call a man a fop and "tralter en
rol" to treat him like a king. The
English word "bore" may be expressed
In two ways—"un raseur" gives tbe
Idea of an active bore and "une bassl
nolre" of a passive bore.—Academy.
Host Unwholesome.
"I think I'll have some of those crul
lers." said Jones at the lunch counter.
"Don't you want someV"
"No," replied Smith. "They don't
agree with me."
"That so'/"
"Yes; 1 couldn't even eat the hole In
one without getting dyspepsia."— Phil
adelphia Record.
A Rood Beginning.
He (passioL.atel,v»—What difference
does It make where we go on a wed
ding trip?
She—But don't you think we should
spend enough money to keep up ap
pearances?— Detroit Free Fress.
There are few bearded men In China.
Men who have grandchildren may
wear a mustache, and many take ad
vantage of the privilege and are called
"old hair men."
Twice a year. In the first week In
April and October, the Chinese carry
food to their dead.
Vestal Virgin*.
Ovid tells us that the first temple of
Vesta at Rome was constructed of wat
tled walls and roofed with thatch, like
the primitive huts of the inhabitants.
It was little other than a circular cov
ered fireplace and was tended by the
unmarried girls of the infant commu
nity. It served as the public hearth
of Rome, and on it glowed, unextin
guished throughout the year, the sa
cred fire which was supposed to have
been brought from Troy and the con
tinuance of which was thought to be
linked with the fortunes of the city.
The name Vesta Is believed to be de
rived from the same root as the San
skrit was, which means "to dwell, to
Inhabit," and shows that Bhe was the
goddess of home, and home had the
hearth as Its focus. A town, a state,
Is but a large family, and what the do
mestic hearth was to the house that,
the temple of the perpetual fire, be
came to the city. Every town had Its
vesta, or common hearth, and the col
onies derived their fire from the moth
er hearth.
Should a vestal maiden allow the sa
cred fire to liecome extinguished she
was beaten by the grand pontiff till
her blood flowed, and the new flre w#»
solemnly rekindled by rubbing togeth
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er of dry wood or by focusing of son's
rays. The circular form and domed
roof of the temple of Vesta were sur
vivals of the prehistoric huts of the
aborigines, which were Invariably
round. —Cornhlll Magazine.
Impossible at the Price.
A certain parvenu of great wealth
has banging In his drawing room m
large and hideous daub In oils which
some dealer In Paris Induced blm to
buy. He is very fond of taking a call
er by the arm, leading him before the
canvas and saying:
"Great picture that By Macaroni dl
Vermicelli, you know. Paid £2,000 for
It In Paris and got a great bargain.
F." (naming an eminent artist) "says It
Is worth £10.000."
A few days since this gentleman was
lunching at the Artists' club when tbe
cat came out of the bag. Some one
"F„ old Centpercent says that yon
have appraised that frightful night
mare of his at £IO,OOO. Is It true?"
The artist answered smilingly:
"I will tell you how that happened.
He asked me to dinner one day and aft
er we left tbe table took me to see the
picture and told the usual story. Then,
turning abruptly, he asked:
" "How much Is that painting worth T
" 'Why, Mr. Centpercent,' said I, *1
really would not like to place a value
upon It*
" 'Well, I'll put It differently,' said
he. 'How much would you charge for
such a picture?'
" 'I don't mind saying,' I answered,
'that I would not paint such a plctu" J
for £10,000.' I had to be civil, you
know."— Ix>ndon Answers.
The French Caralrf at Sedan.
Both banks of the Glvonne were In
German hands; so was Balan, a small
village nearer to Sedan than Basellles,
and soon after 1 o'clock no fewer than
42G German guns were hailing shells
into the French army, which stood In
close formations within a space meas
uring less than two miles In breadth or
depth. Out of this terrible cauldron of
defeated troops about this time rod*
tbe Frencb cavalry In a heroic endeav
or to turn the fortunes of the day and
retrieve the honor of France.
General Marguerltte, called by soms
"tbe star of his arm," was struck la
the face by a bullet while riding out to
reconnolter the ground before he charg
' ed. He now handed over the cavalry
command to De Galllfet, who for the
second time on that tremendous day
led the flower of French cavalry
against tbe enemy and for the space of
half an hour charged the German
ranks again and again on the hillsides
north of Sedan.
But the courage of the gallant horse
men was all in vain. Tbe arme blanche
was unequally matched against the
breechloadlng rifle held In steady
bauds, and no effort of the French
cavalry could withstand tbe slowly
tightening grasp of that fiery circle.—
Chambers' Journal.
Conldn't Follow Bias.
At a small country church In Eng
land a newly married couple were just
receiving some advice from the elderly
vicar as to how they were to conduct
themselves and so always live hap
"You must never both get cross at
once; It is tbe husband's duty to pro
tect bis wife whenever an occasion
arises, and a wife must love, honor
and obey her husband and follow him
wherever he goes."
"But sir"— pleaded the young bride.
"I haven't yet finished," remarked
the clergyman, annoyed at the Inter
"She must"—
"But please, sir (in desperation),
can't you alter that last part? My hus
band Is going to be a postman."
A Question.
Jack's father and mother were hav
ing c very heated discussion at the
table one day. They entirely forgot
him, and as the argument waxed
fiercer he looked from one to tbe other
with real concern on his chubby face.
Preseutly during a lull be cleared the
air by asking, pointedly:
"Papa, did you marry mamma or did
mamma marry you ?"—Brooklyn Life.
It Is Written.
"So!" said Mr. Upjohn In his most
wltberlngly sarcastic manner, "Johnny
gets all bis good qualities from you,
and all bis bad ones from me, does
"Certainly," answered Mrs. Upjohn,
triumphant but calm. "Doesn't tbe
Bible expressly say that tbe sins of the
fathers are visited upon the children?"
—Chicago Tribune.
The Saoeaklng Shoe No Mare.
"Squeaking shoes." said a dealer,
"are no more, though of course you
haven't noticed It Stop a minute,
though, and think. Isn't It true that _
for years you haven't come across a
squeaking shoe? The thing that caused
the trouble was a loose piece of leather
In the sole. This, as you walked, work
ed somewhat like a bellows or an ac
cordion. and great was the sound there
of. All shoes are now sewed—many
of them used to be pegged—and sewing
does away with any loose pieces of
leather In the sole and, therefore, with
the squeak as well. I don't believe
that if you searched a week you would
be able to find a squeaking shoe in
Philadelphia."—Philadelphia Press.
I tore my hair.
"Destiny Is writ!" 1 cried.
"Well, the way you look at me any
body might think I'd said It wat
wrote." whimpered the woman, my
wife, and burst Into tears.
1 knocked her bead against tbe piano
and left the room, for after all she
was but a child, and I could not find It
in my heart to be barsh with her. —De-
troit Journal.
Keyer Mind the Put.
"No, dear. I wouldn't Invite Mrs.
Ritchie to my wedding If I were you.
You know, she's a woman with a past."
"Yes, mamma, but what does her
past matter when she's rich enough to
bring an elegant present?"— Philade
lphia Bulletin.
Oat of Sigh*.
It was a trifle uncomfortable for
Jones, but then be saved car fare.—
New York Evening Journal.