Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 12, 1901, Image 1

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Fall and Winter Footwear.
For the past three months we have been making preparations
r or our extensive fall and winter stock of Boots and Shoes.
Great care has been taken in selecting a line of good solid water
proof shoes for country trade, for well we know how people appreci
ate good water-proof footwear. %
It is gratifying to say that prices this fall will be cheaper than
last season as price.-; on stock is lower and consequently will be able
to give much belter values for the money.
It has always been our aim to have a assortment of tine
footwe.ir made by the leading manufacturers and you will agree with
us that the Sorosis', Barker & Bowman Co's., Duttenhoffer & Son's,
A. K. Ni ttlcton's, Schwab Bro's and P. Cogan & bon's line of Ladies*
and Gents, Boy's a-d Youth's, Misses' and children's fine shoes in
Patent Leathers, D ngohs, Enamels, Box-Ca.fs, and Cordovans in
medium or heavy soles, extension edges are more handsome and
up-to-date than ever.
Wc have h complete slock of Gckey's hand-made, whole stock, box-toe Boots
and Shoes. O fceyV high cut copper-to« shoes for Boy's and hi«h-rut water-proof
shoes for pirls.
and Felt Goods^J
Our Hock of Rubber and Felt Goods is extremely large, and
owing to the large oid< rs which we placed we were able to get very
close pricey and am in a position to ofier you the lowest prices for
best f?-a<!es of Felts and Rubber Goods.
An irr :.u n;e business enables us to name th.v very lowest prices
for reliable f■< lw ear When in need of ;.i.\ tl ii gin< nr lire give us a call
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| 3rd Annual Shirt Waist Sale <
| General Clearance Sale
C There are just a few left, so do not delay ?
( if you want a genuine bargain. ;
/ We have four tables, that have made (
f records for themselves the last few days
< sc, 10c. 25c and 50c Tables. $
r * The bargains to be found on these, have I
I never been equaled and never will be (
C beaten in Butler county. Similiar bargains C
all over the store. \
| Duffy's Store. j
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Our assortment of Outing Ifats, Soft I \\
Hats, Sailor Hats, in fact eveiy hat and I I
all Millinery must be cleaned out at once. \ a v w
We arc making a great sacrifice to close \\ \ /» J
out this line. Never before haj there yw //
bi;< a such an opportunity to secure bar- jfc ' //
gxins and value at so little figures.
i\ Sou tb Main Street, - . Butler cPs
Spring Styles jH'
Have a nattiaess about them that E ill AT ik
marks the wearci, it won't do to p i fjjf K fW') /J| UV
wfur the last year's output. You \'J \JJ \ IrJ W p"|
won't get the latest things at the ' J} Vy.y
stock clothiers either. The up-to- l/lxV IC/ Vn
. . date tailor only ian supply them, A fy\ i|
{j if you want not only the latest ( ! I\> |n jj
things in cut and fit and work- I J fill «
nunship, the finest in durability, | ' lis
where e'se can you get combina- I I 1 I
tlons, you get them at . I 111 IA
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
42 Noilh Main Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler, Pa
Removal Notice!
C. F. T. Pape,
Jeweler and Watchmaker
Will be found on and after April Ist at
121 East Jefferson street, opposite G.
Wilson Miller' s Grocery Store, Butler, Pa.
Wants IVlore Room and
has made another deop
cut on all summer goods.
Prices will do talking.
Oie lot of Ladies' White
S ippers -'-I c
O ie lot of Ladies' Cloth lace
o oes, 3 and 4 24c
A ! our Ladies's Tail Shoes
summer 90C
O ; e lot Spring-heel Shoes
were $2. 2.50 and 3.00. .sl.?.}
One lot of Ladies' Patent
Leather Shoes $ 1.08
L .dies' Serjje Slippers 25^.
Ladies' Gaiters 4SC
Men's Slippers 4-Sc
M< s Slippers 4- v c
Men's, Bojs' and Youths'
Tan and Black Shoes 9 c
Men's Good Plow :hoes. . 98c
One lot of Men's Button Pat
Leather, were $5 .. .. .. $ 1.98
Bicycle Shoes ab -ut Price.
Space will not permit us to go
in.o detail-, but during Aur;vst
a' S'lmmtr goods must go. ur
fali goods sre arriving daily and
w. must l ave room.
Bring if our Girl to This Lie
All our Misses' and Child < r's
SHppers in red, Slack, td" iilue
and white, reduced to 48c.
If you want to buy foot we. 1 at
your own price, come to tl is
Great Clearance Sale, and come
quick, too.
C. E. niLLBR'S
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rj Suffer k*
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WA Corns or w *
f£! Bunions wl
3} Corn *
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0 Pharmacy, ki
K. M. LOGAN, Ph. 0..
Manager, W«
106 N. Main St., Butler. Pa
Both 'Phones. WA
VA Everything in the
1,1 drug-line. fi
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DEALERS in ready maile clothing
represent their weres as "Tailor mr.de'
"custom made" &c., hut they ask the
renular prices of ready made pnd tlie
boast is understood. But when they
offer to lake your measure, promise to
have the clothe." made for you and
charge the tailors price, they impose
itpon your credulity Whether their
misrepresentation is wilful or nt
the result to you is the same,
Most men want what they pay fo. aud
are willing to pay for the superior
quality of made to measure clothes
Our garments are cut and made to your
measure in our own workshop in But
ler, not by fair-to-rniddling work
men, but by expert tailors.
Handsome Spring Goods
At Business Bringing Prices.
Maker of Men's Clott :
Oh; iCE —Next door to CiTZEiN office
Butler. Pa.
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Bronchitis and Incipient A
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for a generous
Ely's Cream Balm
contains no cocaine. Hp /
mercury n"r any other
It ie quics y Absorbed.
Gives iteiiet atonce.
It oi>ens anil
the Na, Passasrs. PflJ ft Jr. UC" A
Allays Inflammation. w yLy ' IlbnU
Heals and I'rotci t« tie Meml.rane. Restores the
Senses of Ta=te and ; ' I' ll Size 50c ; Trial
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btV BKOTHEI; -. 5S Warren Street, New York.)
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01-' THE roAiMON'\VEALT~» !N PI i.'Sl*-
-a*joint i:esou;tjon
Propos bis ani amendment .o the Constitution
or the Commonwealtli.
,/cei i i I Bo it resolved by the Senate and
llop.se of Mtpveseivi'tivcs of tho Common
weau <in oeneral Assembly nici. That the
following is promoted nsfuie "Uneius 10 the
CousLltutiou (j, tiie Common alfcli o ? Pen i
sylvanio. in accordance wit:. .he provisions
of itio eighteen 1.1 article thereo :
A rue ncl tit on i One to Article Section
A«l(l at the end of il'O f» >t DHragraph of
said section. a iter ihe words ••shall be en
titled to vote i-1 all elections." tin- words
fcue.ieci however to suc!i laws •e< i iilrlns and
ri-o •'ilii" t.ie •■<", is.union oi elect .is as the
General Assembly may enact." so that the
Bnid sect on shall read as follows:
Se< ton , Qualiflcatio isof Elociors. Every
male. , Jzen ».tventy-ono vears of a-e. oos
se-.nl n St.ie following a,::, lous shi.'l be
entitled toyo«*e at a.l elections,s ibject how
ever to such laws ve-'uira,.d n •-n1a.1,.-
the i equation o! electors as the General
Assembly m:>y enact:
..'•.'''i »h«'' " :l , ve '»een a citizen of the
i"V. a ' 1 «-•"«<• one month.
lie shall have resided i,i state one
year (or. hav.ng previously beei a oualified
elector or native born citizen of the state, he
shall have removed there/iom and returned
then six mouths,) immediately urecedhi"' tiie
...'K'!"i S ,!'j l 1! lj ave tl,u election dis
trict where Ins shall oiler Lo vote aL least two
months in.mediately preceding t,ho election.
. 1 f uventy-t wo yea, s of auo and upward*,
he sua. have p«>id within two years :i Stale
or county tax,which shall have been assessed
at least two months and paid at least one
mouth before the election
Amendment Two to Article Eight. Section
Mi ike out from said section the words "but
no elector shy I, be deprived o. the privilege
»f votingby reason of his nKnie not, being
registered. and add to said section .in- fol
lowing words,'but laws rc-L- t ii.ir and re
quiring the registration of e'ectors mav !»■
I '' '' i,-s ""Provided that
sui 1. laws lie uniform -or c"ties of the same
follows*'' ttt the said section .tall read us
Si lion" I'ni't.rmlly of Election Laws.
Alt awsre-ulatlng the holding ..f elections
mV ' i 'm ,is l,r '" r Ihl registration «.f
st?.» u!! throughout the
stale, but laws regulating an "iiuirinir tbe
registration of electors may enacted lo
apply to cities only, provided that such laws
he uniform for Cities of the same class.
A true copy of the Joint Resolution
w. \V GI; I EST.
-ecretary of •' e Commonwealth.
« I'ltoposEh TO THE t ITi/Il' \s or
THIS rojnioNWHAl.Tll 1-Olt TIIEIK A
f./iAL /• »F..M lif.Y OF TIIE I'OMMos
1.1 SII tI» ISY OItl»El; OF Til K i •'•! T£FTA If V
I roposing an amendment tot u* Constitution
of the Commonweal! h.
section I. He It enacted by t..e Senate :• ..1
2,"?l?hnf p ■prcscntallve.s of the Common
wealth 'it I eni.syivai.la in General Asseml.lv
h v l ;.f !'l iS '"'"ir v '"" "d by the autho.-
Hy of the same. I ..at the following Is pro
posed as an amendment to the Constitution
or the i ommonwealtl. of Pennsylvania in
accordance with the provi. ,ons of the
highteenlh article tnercof.
Strike out section four of art : cle elirht. and
insert i?i place thereof, as follows:
i „ i^"i""ii!. All . ek '' : "". lls l,y t''e • itizens shall
be by ballot or by such othe, methtxl in may
be prevTioed uy law: Provided, That
secrecy in voting ho preserved.
A true ropy of the Joint liesolution.
W. W. (* liiEST.
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
So lot m# henc* ta one
Whose part in ti c world ha a been dreamed out
and done— %
One that l ath fairly earned and s; nt.
In pi I !e cf lu art ar.d jubilai-*e of bit ti,
6uch wagef, be they counted ba 1 or p' od,
A* Time, the old taskmaster, wa3 mov- i to pay,
And Laving ami suffered and on
Tl. se gifts the a:bite;s preferred and gave,
Fare, grat-ful and content,
Down the dim way.
Whereby races innumerable have gone
Into the silent universe of the grave.
Grateful for what hath been.
For what my hand hath done, mine eyes hare
My heart been privileged to know;
With »!1 my lips in love have brought
To lips that yearned in love to them and wrought
In the way cf wrath and pity and sport and song-
Content, this miracle of being alive
Dwindling, that I, thrice weary of worst and best,
May ahed my dud* and go
From right and wrong
And, ceasing to regret and long and strive,
Accept tl*e past and be forever at rest.
—W. E. Henley in North American Review
BoooOOc oGOo 0000 o©Go 0000 Ov-j
Before Clementine went down to
Milltown for the summer sbe made tip
her mind that she would bend all her
energies to wheedle Aunt I'hoebe out of
the old blue ginger jar that Uncle
Julius had brought home from China,
little thinking that the old slant eyed,
fat sided mandarin would take such a
Jocular interest in her joys and sor
The old blue jar had perched for
many years on the corner of the high
mantelpiece In the old fashioned coun
try parlor, and Aunt Phoebe knew that
if she gave it to Clementine she would
have a dreadfully lonesome feeling
every time she stood ou a chair to dust
the old clock, the shells, the peddler
vases, the leather fans and other com
panions of Its lofty abode. Hut Clem
entine was an accomplished wheedler,
and the fond old aunt finally said she
might have her wish.
When Aunt Phoebe gave over to
Clementine her right and title to the
old blue jar, Randall was leaning in
the window and idly sifting rose leaves
from the old climbing vine through the
meshes of his tennis racket. He sympa
thized with her lively admiration for
the antique and unique In china and
was glad that she had attained her
heart's desire, but a more absorbing in
terest possessed his manly breast.
Clementine was going home in the
morning, and he had been trying In
vain for several days to get the feeble
courpge of his ardent convictions up
to the declarative point. She was such
a lively, fun loving girl, and love, you
know. Is such Intensely serious busi
ness. Several times Randall fancied
he had found lier in a sober and prop
erly receptive frame of mind, when
with a trilling Jest she would defeat
his intention and put the little god to
Now, however, when the slant eyed
mandarin on the blue Jar winked at
him through the vines, Randall said to
himself enthusiastically:
"Well, old boy, that's the very thing!
Thank you for the bright Idea! Are
they all as clever as you are over in
That night, In his room under the
eaves, he constructed an eloquent let
ter to Clementine and In the early
morning sneaked Into the parlor and
deposited it In the. robust bosom of the
old blue mandarin.
"If she finds it before she goes home,
It Is all right," said the timorous, ador
ing fellow, "and If she doesn't find It
until afterward It will be all right too."
But the mandarin felt a little funny
that day, so when Clemeutlne packed
her trunk he inspired her to stuff the
ginger Jar full of her silken hose, that
the precious article might take no risks
of breakage in Its voyage. So when
Randall parted from her at the station
she made no sign of knowing nnything
In particular, and his hopeful heart de
cided that she would surely find the
letter when she reached home, and he
would then hear from her.
Now, Clemintine was a girl who al
ways had a great many things on her
mind, and when she had unpacked the
treasured jar and placed It on a dainty
table iii her pretty parlor—with a self
congratulatory thought that it was so
respectable to have things that one's
relative bad brought from China—she
wholly forgot the curious load that the
mandarin had on Ills breast. She missed
her silken hose, of course, and pestered
Aunt Phoebe with messages about
In Milltown, as you may imagine,
Randall waited for the answer to his
letter. Awhile he waited patiently,
then Impatiently awhile, and then
dived into his law books with that
"composure of settled distress" which
lovers have known in every age and
clime. lie did not dreain that the slant
eyed mardarln would be guilty of the
ungentlemanly trick of Intercepting a
love letter.
But the fun loving mandarin knew
what lie was about. He was not with
out experience In these matters, and
he wanted to punish Clementine a
trifle and bring her to the proper con
dition of seriousness.
And Clementine was feeling the situ
ation with all tiie sobriety that was de
sirable. She had suspected all sum
mer that Kamlall had a tender feeling
for her which she felt qualified to re
ciprocate, but she was a proud girl and
could not by a feather's weight influ
ence the balai re of ills attentions.
Therefore behind her smiles she had
been not a little wounded that he had
allowed her to come home without hav
ing given expression to his sentiments.
So she, too, now took on a sober
countenance and banished thought and
regret by Joining several new clubs
ami taking membership in two or three
more charitable organizations.
Just before Christmas liandall one
day experienced in his breast a sort of
Imperative Intimation—perhaps direct
from the slant eyed manilarin, who
knows?—that he might hear of some
thing to his advantage If lie should go
down to the city and call upon Clemen
tine; so after some futile resistance to
the message lie betook himself thitlier.
lie was graciously received by Clem
entine--that is, graciously enough for
a young man who had played the
triflef wilh her Invisible affections—
ami lie seated Iri.t fin a cozy chair
near the pretty table which held his
old friend the blue jar.
As he talli< d with Clementine, a lit
tle constraint I" in - apparent on both
u!des, lie toyed witl. the lid of the jar,
and the slant eyed mandarin appeared
to wink ut him three times very know
Under some occult but imperative
pressure Randall removed the lid anil
touched with hlr) finger the silken tex
ture of some mysterious contents.
Curiosity further constrained him,
and he puiieil from the bosom of the
now Jubilant mandarin a pale blue ar
ticlo of singular description for a parlor
ornainept, and, following It, lie extri
cated a pale pink strip of similar shape
and structure.
Turning lo Clementine for explana
tion of these unforeseen apparitions, he
found her speechless with wild eyed as-
tonishment, and without a word or
gesture she seized the old blue jar ami
hurried frotn the room.
Randall stuiletl the first real, soul felt,
refreshing smile that he had indulged
In for several months and vowed by
the pigtail of the old slant eynl that he
would stay rooted to the si»ot until
Clementine returned.
What she said to the genius of the
jar as she flew up stairs with it only
the mandarin can reveal.
As Randall paced the parlor, pulling .
his mustache and wondering if Clemen
tine's keen sense of humor would carry
her safely through the trying hour, she
came shamefacedly into the room, bear
ing in one hand the blinking >•!«! man
darin nud in the other the pleading let
ter he ha.! b rue so long hid in bis
clever old Ik> - a.
RandjiU met the dear girl : ore than
half way. and as she whin.;. 1 gently |
on his shoulder he promised never, ;
never, never to tell.
And when they were married, if you
believe me, that ridieuLus o'd giir;<T
Jar aceon.i 1 :hei.i ou iheir wed 'lng
trip, and i. :'l ' t' the I osoui of
the grote ;ue u.a:;•!». 'tl : '1 cf 1 '.eaJCn
tine's 1 • :.i 1 i. . i!; to fade and
there forever tj r ii.uu.
Now, as ituu'iil! eevcr told and
Clement uevi r ."d. the entire
responsihui'.y of :a •:i lies !«.•-
tweeu you j.ud lit ■ . i . • g!Kger jar
Tbc- n;: s: ; 'r>s or the
Gigant i are the sea u: . -t-rs de
vised by tl.. i.n,'' ii we
have net :• .r •>! l <Hl;:.':is!or, ; of 1 lie
Mannigai'lial i: r. i tid. vh.
aloft t •■'>! nr n L-.! d" «a!r;» down a
gray h-.1 man. v «c !; ivaj so
epaelous li.a: the •. :a in had t • gallop
about on 1; ! :•«1: v> give his orders
and whose 1.-ngih v.::.; £,j great that
when swinging in the channel her stern
scraped the cliffs Albion white, while
her bowsprit swept the forts at Calais.
But >ve have exceeded in some re
spects the dinii nsions of Ptolemy's
great ship, w!,i< ii was I"') feet long, f>7
feet broad nn;l 7- feet in <1; ;,tli of hold
and which carried 4,000 rowers and
3,000 mariners, besides unnumbered
soldiers and passengers. Of the great
ship of Iliero, king of Syracuse, the di
mensions have not boon recorded, but
she was at least as large as Ptolemy's,
considering that her freightage was
"00,000 measures of corn, 10.000 jars of
salt fish, '20,000 talents' weight of wool
and of other cargo 20,000 talents, in ad
dition to the provisions required by the
crew," and that she was so large no
harbor in Sicily could contain her.
This problem of harbor accommoda
tion is one that is already troubling
the owners of modern steam monsters
and is placing a limit on their growth.
—Monthly Review.
About Sneering.
We frequently hear t'.ie expression,
"God bless you!" uttered after some
one has sneezed. The expression, if
we can believe Clodd in his "Childhood
of the World," dates l ack to the time
of Jacob. We are told in Jewish lit
erature that previous to his time men
sneezed but once in a lifetime and that
was the end of them, for the shock
slew them. Jacob prevailed in prayer
and had the fatality set aside on the
condition that among all the nations a
sneeze should be hallowed by the
words, "God bless you!" In the "Jata
ka," one of the books of the Buddhist
Scriptures, we read that the expres
sion was, "May the blessed Lord al
low you to live!"
Buddha on one occasion while
preaching to his disciples happened to
sneeze The priests gave vent to the
exclamation, and Buddha lectured them
for interrupting his discourse.
"If when a person sneezes," he asked,
"and you auy, 'May he live!' will he
live the longer?"
"Certainly not!" cried the priests.
"And if you do not say it will he die
any the sooner?"
"Certainly not!" was the reply.
"Then," said Buddha, "from this time
forth If any one sneeze and a priest
says, 'May you live!' he shall be guilty
of a transgression."
If Men Only Would.
If the young men who are measuring
tape and laces would surrender their
work to the young girls who are seek
ing employment and turn their atten
tion to the pursuits of agriculture, there
would be less misery and more con
tentment in the land; there would be
more independence and less servility;
more men and fewer creatures; more
happy wives with comfortable homes,
healthful children and cheerful tem
pers.—Southern Farm Magazine.
When the Knrth Won a Sphcr* of
Lava, Molten luid Flattened.
The earth revolves on its axis onee
lr. 24 hours. Millions of years ago the
day was 22 hours; millions of years be
fore it was 21 hours. As we look back
ward Into time we find the earth re
volving faster and faster. There was
a time, ages ago, long before geology
begins, when the earth was rotating In
a day of five or six hours In length. In
the remotest past the earth revolved in
a day of about five hours. It could re
volve no faster than this and remain a
single unbroken mass.
It was at tills time that the moon
was born—separated, broken off from
the parent mass of the earth. The
earth was then a molten, flattened
sphere of lava. Its whole body was
fluid. The tides, which now are small,
euperflcial and, so to say, local, were
then universal and immense. They oc
curred at short Intervals. The whole
surface of our globe was affected.
And the corresponding lunar tides in
the fluid, molten moon were Indefinite
ly greater still.
Our day is now 24 hours; the distance
of the moon Is now 2K>,oo<> miles.
When our day was about five hours
long, the moon was In contact with the
earth's surface. It had Just broken
away from its parent mass. As the
length of the terrestrial day Increased,
so did (lie distance of tip- moon. The
two quantities are connected by in
exorable equations. If one varies, so
must the other. Whenever tiie rotation
time of a planet Is shorter tlian the
period of revolution of Its satellite, the
effect of their mutual action 13 to ac
celerate tiie motion of tiie satellite and
to force it lo move in a larger orbit —
to increase its distance, therefore.
The day of the earth is now shorter
llian tiie month—the period of revolu
tion—of the moon. The moon is there
fore slowly receding from us, and It lias
been receding for thousands of cen
turies. Hut the day of the earth is, as
we have seen, slowly growing longer.
The finger of (he tides is always press
ing upon the rim of our huge flywheel
and slowly but surely lessening the
speed of its rotation. Ro long as the
terrestrial day is shorter than the
lunar month, the moon will continue to
recede from us.—Professor E. 8. Hol
ilen In Harper's Magazine.
Prudence is common sense well
trained in the art of manner, of dis
crimination and of address.
It \Vn» Given by the Bund of Gentle
Brother*, lint Before the Trip Warn
Over He Found the Brother* Were
Anything hat Gentle.
[Copyright, 1901, by C. B. Lowis.]
"Xow. then," said Mr. Bowser the
other evening when dinner had been
finished, "I have a little surprise for
you which I have saving tip for
three or four days. Have you got
things in the house so that you can
pack a lunch basket by 8 o'clock in the
| "What ou earth do you mean?" asked
Mrs. Bowser In great surprise.
! "Nothing, except that lam going to
take a day off tomorrow, and you
might as well go with me. Xliere's to
be a steamboat excursion of flie It. O.
CI. B. to Hen Island, and it will be a re
lief to get out on the water."
"Is it a club?"
"Of course. It's one of the clubs I
Joined last spring —Band of Gentle
Brothers. Mighty nice lot of fellows,
and this is to be an exclusive thing,
■ ""sSyraapSE .
f : -fell®
you know. It's a ride of 20 miles to
lien island, and when we get there
we'll find a little paradise. We must
be at the duck by 0 o'clock. There's
nothing 'o prevent you from going, I
"N-o," she hesitatingly replied.
"But don't you want to go?"
"It would be very nice, but I'm
afraid you'll—you'll"—
"I'll what?" he sharply demanded.
"Do you mean I'll get mail and raise a
row ?"
"I shall do nothing of the sort. If we
were fools enough to go on a common
excursion, I might see things to find
fault with, but this is to be select and
exclusive, and a fraternal spirit will
pervade the atmosphere. There'll be
everything to praise and nothing to
criticise. Tell the cook to have the
lunch basket packed in time."
"Should—should things not go right
you won't blame me, will you?" que
ried Mrs. Bowser as she fidgeted about.
"My dear woman," replied Mr. Bow
ser as lie lifted the family cat to his
knees and gently stroked her back,
"everything will go right, and we'll
have a day of unalloyed happiness."
She yielded with a sigh and with Just
a glimmer of hope that the day might
possibly pass without a calamity. Mr.
Bowser got up next morning in great
good spirits, and he seemed so deter
mined to make a Jolly day of It that
she grew hopeful and was even a little
enthusiastic as they left the house.
When they reached the dock, they
found quite a large number of Broth
ers assembled, and Mrs. Bowser was
somewhat astonished at the dress and
manners of most of them. It was a
"horsy" crowd, as near as she could
make out, and several men had pre
pared for the day by taking several
drinks. There were a few women, but
they did not greet each other in a "sis
terly" way. A number of men slapped
Mr. Bowser on the back and called him
old man, and before the boat came
nlong there was a little row lu which
»ne Gentle Brother hit another on the
nose, but Mrs. Bowser didn't see any
way to get out of it unless she fell
For the first half hour after the boat
got away the Gentle Brothers were
fairly gentle with each other. They
had to be. The boat was so crowded
that they couldn't get free play for the
elbows. It was only after a number of
them fell asleep and were corded up
between decks that the others began to
enjoy the day. As Mr. Bowser had
predicted, a fraternal spirit prevailed.
It was so fraternal that the Brothers
knocked his hat off, walked on his feet,
offered him 3 cent cigars and called liim
"Old Ilumpy." They needed no intro
duction to Mrs. Bowser, and they could
not understand why she was so con
strained and retiring when they asked
her to waltz to the wails of a con
certina and sip a glass of cold beer.
One of them at length got the idea that
she was unhappy, and he chucked her
under the chin and told her funny
stories until he fell off his chair and
was dragged off to Join the score that
had gone before. It was due Mr. Bow
ser to record the fact that he was a
hero for an hour or more. That is, he
sought to be a Gentle Brother with the
others. He put up with everything
and kicked at nothing, and had the cat
at home been there to see that bland
smile on his face she would have been
deceived into tlie belief that he was
taking solid comfort. Even Mrs.
Bowser asked hitn to explain how it
was that so many Gentle Brothers had
happened to get out of stafc' prison at
once lie preserved that oy>ile as lie re
"My dear woman, they are out to en
joy themselves for the day, and their
exultation cannot be entirely restrain
ed. When we reach the island, we will
go off by ourselves to eat our lunch."
He had been told by a Gentle Broth
er and he had told Mrs. Bowser in
turn that the Island was a sylvan
grove and that a thousand people could
lose themselves in the shady nooks and
cool retreats. When it was reached,
however, things looked different. It
was an island with three scraggly old
trees growing in the center, and there
were 12 blades of grass, one burdock
and two thistles as ornaments. The
G. B.'s made no kick, however. They
rushed ashore with their lunch baskets
and had their kegs of beer rolled after
them, and their gambols were full of
happiness, and their voices told only
of merriment. Mrs. Bowser objected to
going ashore, but Mr. Bowser patiently
argued the point with her and carried
it. They had to take a seat on a rock
in the hot sun, and neither of them
could eat a mouthful of lunch, but they
had got along very well when Mr. Bow
ser was asked to Join iu the games.
He excused himself, but the Gentle
Brothers wouldn't have it that way.
He had been impolitic enough to boast
that he could jump higher than any
one in tiie club, and now they wanted
to while. I '* 'lie feat. When lie contin
ued to claw off, half a dozen men seiz
ed him and dragged him forth, and the
climax came. That is. Gentle Brother
Bowser broke loose and tendered his
resignation on the spot and told the
other G. B.'s what he thought of them,
and of course the fraternal spirit didn't
pervo-le after that. On tin- intra ry,
ti •y ! -lied up a s.'.m as a haughty out
oast and felt that he should l«v» made an
example of.
Mrs. Bowser will never be able to
tell whether all the'nr.'* G«ntle Broth
ers pitched on to ilr. Bowser at once,
but what she saw was a crowd sur
rounding him and tossing him back
and forth and rolling him over and
over and keeping him busy for ten
minutes. Then they threw him Into
the water and battled him out again,
and she was permitted to claim his re
mains. They were not altogether dead.
When they had been fanned for half
an hour, they sighed and opened their
eyes, and a conscience stricken G. B.
assisted lier to get them aboard the
boat and prop them up in a chair. It
was two hours after that before the
boat started, and she was two hours
making the trip home, but during those
four long hours the remains never once
uttered n word. They simply sat and
stared into vacancy. A few of the
Gentle Brothers came around and said
they regretted that there had been any
misunderstanding, but the majority of
them declared that Mr. Bowser ought
to have been ducked twice. He had
been made a G. B. on his declaration
that he could jump nine feet high, but
had stubbornly refused to jump at all.
As the steamer landed the remains
were placed In a carriage and driven
home. They rallied and got out and
walked into the house on their own
legs, and as Mrs. Bowser followed she
found them seated on the family
lounge. They glared at her and men
aced and tried to speak, but no word
came. She sat down and cried for five
minutes and then got up to bring the
arnica and bandages, and the cat look
ed on and felt that a shadow had fall
en upon a once happy home to blight It
forever. M. QCAD.
Scvfral Menls Behind.
"Is it true," asked the benevolent la
dy, "that you often have to go without
a meal?"
"It is, ma'am." replied Tattered
Thompson. "This breakfast you have
given me was duo on the morning of
May 7, 1889."—Leslie's Weekly.
Fortnne Knows When It In Well Off.
"And you will not 6mile upon me?"
faltered the man.
"No," auswered Fortune sadly, "for
If I do I shall get myself disliked by
the women who have refused to marry
you."—Detroit Free Tress.
Eyes? Well, jio, her eyes ain't much;
Cues* yirn seen a lot of such-
Sort o" small an bluey gray.
■Tain't her eyes; it's jest her way.
Hair ain't black, nor even browni
Got no gold upon her crown;
Sort o' a«hy, 1 should my.
'Tain't her hair; it's jest her way.
'Tain't her mouth—her mouth U wide,
£ rt o' runs from side to aide.
See 'em better ev'rjr day.
'Tain't her mouth; it's jest lier way.
Hose 1 rcckon'a nothin great;
Couldn't even swear it's straight;
Fact. 1 feel I'm free to say
'Tain't her nose; it's jc-,t her way.
Love hert Well, 1 guess I dol
Love her mighty fond and true;
Love her better cv'ry day.
Dunno why; it's jeat her way.
—Elizabeth Silvester in Century.
Some Propositions That It Is Safe to
Bet Against.
There are mauy things which at first
thought appear to be easy enough of
accomplishment that it is pretty safe
to bet a man he cannot do. Most people
know that the human hands are not
strong enough to break a new laid egg
if the hands are clasped and the egg
laid endwise between the palms. It Is
said that the pressure required to break
au egg in this manner amounts to tons.
Among other safe bets is a wager
that a man cannot rise from a chair
without bending forward or putting his
feet under the chair or outside of It.
Many a man will back himself to give
another a start of 50 yards in a dash
of 100, provided the man having the
start hops all the way. But no runuor,
however swift, can give that amount of
start to an ordinary man. For the first
five yards they go at practically the
same pace. Therefore the runner, to go
05 yards while the "hopper" goes 43,
would have to run more than twice as
fast, and It would be a weak man who
could not hop 45 yards at a pace equal
to 20 seconds for 100 yards, and that
would mean that the runner in order to
win would have to beat all previous
If a n>au boasts that his penknife is
particularly sharp, ask him to cut with
one stroke of the blade one of those
yollow ribbons, mostly of silk, which
come around bundles of cigars. In 1)1)0
cases out of 1,000 the knife Is not sharp
enough to do this. It will cut through
all the ribbon but the last strand, and
that will pull out long, and the more
he tries to cut It the longer it will pull
It Is safe to bet any one except a
blind mau that he cannot stand with
out support of any kind for live min
utes at a stretch if he is thoroughly
blindfolded without moving his feet.
If he does not move his feet he Is pretty
sure to topple over In about a minute.
Snails as Window Cleaners.
"An old colored woman selllngsnalls,"
says the Philadelphia llecord, "occa
sionally makes her appearance In South
street, and sometimes she may also be
found along Front street or Second
Btreet, up in the district that used to be
known as the Northern Liberties. She
carries an old basket In which the snails
repose on freshly sprinkled leaves.
These are not sold as food, but for
cleaning the outside of window panes—
an old practice still In vogue In Ken
sington. The snail is dampened and
placed upon the glass, where it at once
moves around and devours all insects
and foreign matter, leaving the pane as
bright and clear as crystal. There are
old established business place in Ken
sington where the upper windows, when
cleaned at all, are alwnys cleaned !>y
snails. There is also a fine market for
snails among the owners of aquariums,
as they keep the glass clean and
For l'opovers.
The value of a recipe lies partly In Its
being accurately set down and fol
lowed. Harper's Magazine lias the fol
lowing directions for making u break
fast delicacy called popovers, as they
were imparted by the Chinese servant
to a lady visiting in the family.
"l'ou takee him one egg," said the
master of the kitchen, "one lit' cup
milk. You flxee him one cup flou' on
sieve, take pinch salt you not put him
lu lump You move him egg lit' bit
slow; you put him milk lu. all time
move. You makee him flou' go In. not
move fast, so have no spots. Makee
but'led pan all same wa'm, not too hot.
l'utlee him in oven. Now you mind
you business. No likee woman run
look at him all time, llim done all
same time biscuit."
The rcoster makes two-thirds of the ,
oolse, but the hen does all the work.-* i
Chicago News.
No 41.
Don't S»-»-d on Inverted Sod —Twa
Methods ot Getting a Good Stand.
11l some farming operations things
cannot If hurried beyond 8 certain
point. One of these is in obtaining a
good pasture. You cannot seed on au
lnv. rted sod—in other words, It Is out
of the question to expect to obtain a
good pasture by turning over a sod and
Immediately roseeding It The sod
must be rotted and thoroughly worked
up. In a ease of this kind there are
two coutsi s one might pursue: (1) Plow,
at once and fallow until the middle of
August, when the sod ought to be pret
ty well decayed; then seed. If this is
done and the season Is fairly propi
tious. a good cover should be got by,
nest spring, but cattle should be kept
out until tlie sod lias tightened and the
soil has settled. In the meantime it
may be necessary to cut the grass. (2)
Plow the whole of it at once and sow.
part of it with a soiling crop. Keep
the remainder fallowed until seeding;
time—the middle of August or first of
September. A good soiling crop would
bo oats and i>eas. On this the cattle
could be fed wlille the remainder of the
ground was growing iu the pasturing
condition.- J. Craig in American Gar
Hon It Works In la Ohio Townahlpw
A Five Years' Trial.
"It was au early spring morning.
Cold, misty rain was falling, Inter
spersed with snow squalls. The wind
was strong from the northwest. Under
foot tiie mud and water were having a
spat for supremacy, yet in the midst
of it came the school wagonette drawn
by a span of stout horses, while Inside,
protected from storm, wind and mud,
were 19 children bound schoolward and
all singing 'Comln Through the Rye."
Two youngsters were added to the
load, the boot was again buckled up,
the song went on, and the little com
pany finished Its trip of a mile to the
centralized school. Our township has
had centralized schools on trial and as
a permanency now for over five years,"
writes John Gould of Ohio to' Rural
New Yorker.
"To my mind one of the greatest ben
efits of the centralized school Is In
abolishing the classship incident to the
division of rural schools. Each neigh
borhood thus becomes a class, with but
little Interest in the community at
large, and the matters of acquaintance
of children in different parts of a
town are slight Now all the children
|i I" 1 '
of the town are of one community, and
merit wins. One scholar Is as good as
another, and talent and deportment
are the only avenues to merit
"It Is not here contended that the
centralized school is yet perfect It
is In a state of evolution, but each step
seems the better move toward solving
the question of a better education for
the rural boy and girl. In average at
tendance the new plan far exceeds the
old. In some towns the attendance Is
25 per cent better on the average. It
Is fully that In our township. Then It
promises to add at least two years
more schooling to the school life of the
pupil. To be taught along ever unfold
ing and new lines in study Inspires,
where the ever going back to re
traverse old study byways causes list
less and lifeless ways, even to deser
tion of school life.
"The cost Is less In most Instances.
The transportation of a school district
to a central point is less than the cost
of Its separate maintenance. In some
towns the centralized plan saves hun
dreds of dollars. In some the cost Is
about the same. In a few, where
causes have been beyond the board's
control, the cost is more, but in all
cases the Instruction vastly compen
sates for slightly increased cost."
Dark Capped Honey.
We have seen honey in the comb
which was not capped white, as It
should be, but had a dark, watery look.
Those who are experts say that this is
because the cell is filled too full before
it is capped, and that it seems to be a
peculiarity of some colonies. While it
makes the honey no worse, It is objec
tionable because the buyers like a
white comb, and these darker combs,
though they may contain as white and
as pure honey as any, must be sold at
a lower price. Either such honey,
should always be extracted or the
queen in such a colony should be kill
ed and a queen given them from a hire
that caps its honey white.
Things That Are Told.
The demand for horse and mole meat
fa increasing in Europe. Germany, es
pecially, is so hungry for meat that
any old thing will do.
The local papers of Kansas are mak
ing ammunition for the bears as fast
as they know how by claiming wheat
crop results beyond all reason.
Irrigating sugar beets and alfalfa,
with good stock to feed the alfalfa aua
pulp to, is doing a good deal for the
people of Colorado.
The man who is going to live by,
dairying, without any special regard to
meat production, will find that the Jer
sey, the Guernsey, the Ilolsteln or the
Ayrshire will answer his purpose.
A creamery should never be built
where there Is not a good prospect of
securing the milk of at least 800 cowa
Clerical Sore Throat Explained.
Deacon Scrimp—Humph! Think you
have got to have a vacation, eh?
Struggling Pastor—Yea, tfce doctof
says I must go off until this cough Is
Deacon Scrimp—Well, I'd like to
know why preachers are always get
ting bad coughs.
Struggling I'astor—Well, you see, we
have to visit around a good deal, and
we are always asked to hold a little
for vice before leaving, and I think our
throats become affected from breathing
the Oust that flies from the family,
Bibles.—New York Weekly.
"I can't help admlrlug the Ingenuity,
of the landlady ut our house."
"In what way'/"
"At breakfast time she burns a grain
or two of coffee on the kitchen Btoye,
to as to fill the dining room with the
odor, and then gives us chicory to
"Oh, mamma." exclaimed fotir-yetr
old Bessie, looking up at the starry,
Bkies one evening, "what a pretty place
heaven must be when it is so beauttful
wrong side out!' 1 /