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BOOTS, SHOES AND RUBBER GOODS
If you want the biggest values for your money ever offer
ed come to this sale. A grand opportunity to get good solid
footwear at a big saving. .
Ladies' Kangaroo-calf spring heel shoes $ oo
Men's fine Satin-calf shoes 1-00
Boy's fine Satin-calf shoes 90
Men's double sole and tap working shoes 1.00
Boy's double sole and tap working shoes 90
Ladies' solid oil-grain shoes 90
Ladies' fine Dongola patent tip shoes 100
Misses' fine Dongola shoes °0
Ladies' fine serge Congress gaiters 35
Old Ladies' fino Dongola shoes 95
0-' fi- RUBBER GOODS .-.'Hill--#
Men's Storm King rubber boots
Men's rubber boots (regular height ... 225
Bey's rubber boots
Children's spring heel rubbers 10
Men's felt boots and overs
knit boots and overs ~.25
Boy's felt boots and overs l-®0
Youth's felt boots and overs •••• !•««>
At »11 rimes a full stock of G key's hind-made bix-to- hut? and shoes. Gokey s
higli-cnt c *T>t)er t shoes for boys and high cut wa* rpro-> f for «irls.
Owvhn t- cM of s »le leather and shoemaVr* sup *1 tea.
Hu Vir -tf.n l with four las: at 50c. . .
Lai t , - so.fKcnt of I adies'.Qent's, Misses' and Children s leggius and overgalters.
„> MUP MA. STREET. - BUTLER, I'A
Autumn and Winter Styles
IN FINE FOOTWEAR.
First Fall Opening/today, on which occasion the
handiwork of the foremost makers will be
submitted to you for your inspection and criticism
A comprehensive exhibit of everything that is new and correct
for the feet of Man, Wonrca.. or Child. Every new shape, every de
pendable leather, every point of style, and every feature of good shoe
making fully developed in this great display.
MEN'S NEW FALL SHOES at fi.oo, WOMEN'S NEW FALL SHOES at
ft.25, $1.50. $2 00. $ 2 00 an< l $3 °°*
MEN'S FINEST FALL SHOES at WOMEN'S FINEST FALL SHOES
s2*so, $3.00, s"*.so and $4,00. at $3.00, #3-5° an #4 °°-
MVS' SCHOOL SHOES |..00. SH ° ES "
•i.is- ♦»•!» and s2.co. ■ MISSES> FINE SH OES at $1.25,51.50
YOUTHS' SCHOOL SHOES at 90c and s 2 00<
Ji.oo, $1.25 and fi-50. High cut or reg- CHILDREN'S PALL SHOES at 50c,
ular hetgnt, all sizes and widths. g_ c aU( j
BUTLER'S.LEADING HOTEL TOWRY
SHOE HOUSE. HOI EL I-OWK*
Our Specialty is
( /*■ We save you monotony in styles, an"
,be P ric, " s are astonishingly low. pu^
Y VV. / vB styiisli and of choice materials. The
customers and the prices will please all.
CgjggJ Our prices canuot he duplicated in the
318 Scutb Main Street. - - Butltr, Pa
Fall and Winter Weights.
* 1 E Have a nattiness about them that
/j. • j J f' l\ mark the wearer, it won't do to
fjJ k Ik jA wear the last year's output. You
AJ'v V* f\ won't get the latest things at the
P A%y 1 In stock clothiers either. The up-to-
L l\\ |C7 yjj date tailor only can supply them, .
A r \ I iJ[fl jif you want not only the latest
]/ j 1/1) If ft things in cut and fit and work
-11/ fill manship, the finest in durability,
II II I where else can you get combina
ij L •J'l 11 I tions, you get them at
K E C K
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
42 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler, Pa
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.
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the "true tonic" which WA
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106 St., Butler. Pa S
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Everything in the
If n>-now U your time to art
fl.ie Oak or Walnut Organs at S3O te $3&
Hamilton Organs, 9 and tt «top%
S4O to $45.
Magnificent Hamilton Organs, 9 to II stepa^
SSO to S6O.
Bcatiful ESTEY ORGANS from $35 to ssot
Special drive on abMU (SO
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half—your choiou ton J2BO to MS.
A. B. CHASE PIANOS.
The Matchless A. B. C(mm rn«ns
CnqnesUon&UlT Uu Hum pUMi fm
world. About 25 tl last UN ttjit of
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Piano, write at oaae to HAMBUnnL
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«35-7 Fifth A venae,
A. M BERKIMER,
45 S. Main St. Butler PA.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER ISOI
WHEN SHE COMES HOME.
Wb?n she comes home again, a thousand w*y§
I fashion, to myself, the tenderness
Of my glad welcome. Shall 1 tremble — yes,
And tench her, as when first in the old days
I touched her girlish hand nor dared upraise
Mine eyes, such was my faint heart's sweet dis
Then silence, and the perfume of her dress;
The room will sway a little, and a haze
Cloy eyesight—soul sight, even—for a space.
And tears—yes! And the acne there in the
t To know that I so ill deserve the place
' Her arms make for me, and the sobbing note
I stay with kisses ere the tearful face
I Again is hiddeu in the old embrace.
—James Whitcomb Riley.
p^;o«o-o ; o-oo-o-c-o?o*:os>9
I A WILD RIDE I
0 It Was Made by a Veteran En- O
gineer and a Fireman. A
O'O-OiO-O'O -GO -O'O-Oi&d&tO
It was in Colorado, on one of the
wildest and roughest railroads I know
I was fireman on 07, which was used
in the passenger service. She had the
largest drivers on the road, and they
only measured forty-eight inches in di
ameter. Matt Irwin was the engineer.
Sixty-seven had just been housed aft
er a run. I was' filling the oil cans and
Matt was hauling off his overalls when
Mr. Fox. the superintendent, climbed
into the cab.
After a few commonplace remarks
he said abruptly:
"Matt, there's been a big mistake
made in the higher offices —but that is
not for us to criticise —and there is but
one way to rectify it."
Here the superintendent's voice drop
ped to a whisper. "One hundred and
fifty thousand dollars in gold has got
to be in B before midnight, to con
nect with the eastern express, and you
are the man selected to take it through."
Old Matt showed his astonishment
with his eyes, but never opened his
The superintendent merely glanced at
me and, turning to Matt, continued:
"A lone engine might create suspi
cion, so we'll make up a wild freight.
They'll all be empties. Back down to
the offices before you couple on, and
we'll put the safe under the coal in
That was all. He jumped off and dis
For some time Matt and I sat staring
at each other. Then he slid off his seat
"This won't do! Supper, Harry; sup
per! We haven't much time to lose. It
only lacks a few minutes of 6. Be back
before the quarter."
The wind was whistling among the
cars, whisking the dust and papers
about, while In the south a big black
cloud was coming up, resplendent with
chain lightning. Altogether the night
promised to be unusually bad.
I was back on time, but Matt was
there before me. He had lighted the
shaded steam gauge lamp and stood
scanning a small piece of pasteboard.
"What do you make of this, Harry?"
he asked as I climbed up beside him.
"I found it pinned to my cushion."
On it was scrawled with a lead pen
cil the words:
Danger! Eon't pull the wild freight tonight if
you value }'< !.R lives. A THUE FRIEND.
"1 niftke rrnrat some one beside tho
-Buperintenilent and us knows of it," I
replied, the cold shivers beginning to
chase each other up my spinal column.
"There's dAnger ahead!"
"Aye, there is danger ahead, mj
boy." And old Matt spoke softer than
1 had ever heard him before. "If you
"I'll go where you lead," I replied
quickly, knowing what he was going
"Then we'll go through if it takes
the wheels out from under! Riug up
And, without waiting for the hostler
to run the engine out, old Matt backed
her on to the turntable, where the
wipers swung her around, and then we
backed down to the offices, where four
trust}' men soon had the square safe
under the coal.
A few minutes later we were coupled
on to a half dozen empty freight cars
and a caboose.
"There's- your orders!" cried Jimmy
O'Connor, the conductor, shoving up
the yellow sheet of tissue paper.
Old Matt looked them over, and we
began to move out of town.
"We've got a clear track," he said,
looking across at me, and then he drew
up the corners oJ his mouth, and I look
for a quick run.
Before we reached the outskirts of
the town the rain began to come down
in a perfect deluge.
Great drops fell, mixed with hail,
and in such quantity that the dry
drains were soon transformed into rag
The wind howled and shrieked above
the rumble of the train and threatened
to lift G7 off the rails. When the tele
graph poles began to snap off, Matt's
face began to lengthen.
"Good night for wash overs," he said,
"and wash overs are as bad as wash
It was all down grade, and all the
steam used was to run the air pump. J
had only to keep the fire alive.
Eight miles down we ran past a
small station where a freight train was
side tracked. It had perhaps a dozen
Just before we reached it I saw a
man dart in between two of the cars
to escape the headlight.
I thought him either a trainman or
a tramp, but have since changed my
We were half way down the Haver
sack grade, with a straight stretch
of track and a long curve before us,
when Matt looked across and said:
"I'm afraid the little pasteboard was
only a scare. If"—
There was a flash of light behind,
the rattle of coal and Bo)) Duncan, th<s
forward brakeman, stood in the cat).
His face was as white as a sheet
"Shut her down—shut lief down, fQF
heaven's sake!" lie shouted. "A
freight's broke loose and is coming
down the grade two miles a minute!"
Before you could snap your fingers
my face was as pale as Bob's.
Matt Irwin neve: hjst his head and
with a,coolness that es to few men
In time of danger he asked, "How do
"Seen her bv a flush of lightning.
O'Connor ami I'-ii! lia-e :
And then he sw(:i« Jut 011 the step
"Jump if you want t<}. Harry." ca|ietj
old Matt. "I'm _ to stick to her."
I gave one look at the i'. yptian dark
ness and < ueluded that i would stay
with old Matt.
"Keep yor.i sjv ;) /•!. d for her," he
cried, and eo!. s eix-ed to let 157 out.
"There she i. !" I suited.
And there it was. sure enough. It
had just come out of a cut. One of
he boxes was on fir.-, the flame stream
ing back half n ear length and cutting
through the air like a meteor. i
"She's fcltr mlies behind.'-* said old
Matt, "and coming four feet to our one.
, If we can get around the curve, there'*
a show of her jumping."
And then began that terrible ride.
He hooked G7 up to the first notch
aud then opened the throttle.
With seven cars behind us we shot
down the grade of 175 feet to the mile.
Sixty-seven set low in her frame, but
every low joint rung her bell for an
eighth of a mile. She jumped and sway
ed and threatened to leave the rails.
The wind shrieked around us like a
thousand demons, and the rain poured
against the windows in a perfect
"There's danger ahead and death be
hind!" shouted the old engineer. "If the
rain loosens a bowlder aud drops it on
I shuddered. There was a blasted
pine that marked the curve. The next
second we reached it. For a moment 1
thought it was all over. Then 07 right
ed. There was a sharp jerk. We forg
ed ahead faster, aud our seven cars
cleared the roadbed aud went down
the bltiff with a crash that was heard
high above tin l slorm. le«v.i;g a clean
track for the ruuav. . be! . id that was
coining as swift stnd sure death.
If the run ; .vr.;. u . ar< nd the curv \
the pr ,b:ih .i.i wi.v that we wouid
be knocked from !!.• trai .. iui;> the riv
We were very u< .".r ':<» the bottom
now. where iii ' '. i iMowed the
river. r. - : l *!•*• « : • :i.« :- \. ;• c.:::. oacd
not to r..:i . v P.ecu • per hour.
IV.i unit' s v. ere i.. i re.-.; :ei .1 that
night. V.'e \\ e '-r i:..r y miles
per h.jur v.i.ca a h of I .riilniug
show- -1 me r>::g f cars
co: :i::g a: . e . blazing
bo\ was en :;ieuM>. .i. s.de and invis
Old >.! : gave «:7 the si.-nm so sud
denly she seemed :o j :J j > from under
us. lint the . ..aav.:; -as i.ot more
than I . If a r lie b and was coin
in;,' w.iii the .speed > i a tornado.
There was i ! 0 ge11'.:..; out of the way.
In a niomei:: it woniu he on us. I im
agined I cor.id see Ihe black mass com
ing down on us in Ihe darkness, when
P heavy rumble was heard, followed
by a tremendous crash.
The rain had loosened the rock and
dirt overhai: :!rg the t:.ick aiyl it only
needed the jar of 07 to >et it in motion.
Something like 1.000 tons of debris
rolled on to the track directly behind
us. and into this those runaway cars
But we did not tiud this out until aft
erward. Matt kept 07 up to what was
a tremendous speed on that track.
She plunged aud rolled and rang her
bell continuously. A dozen times I
thought we were going into the river.
We pulled through all right, but that
was my last trip. When I got off the
engine, my hair was streaked with gray
and now it is white as snow.
For some time it was thought that
the runaway cars had broken loose, but
the company became suspicious and
had the case looked into, with the re
sult of running down some tough char
acters, who finally confessed to cutting
them loose with the Intention of ditch
ing us between Haversack grade and
the bottom and securing the treasure.
Old Matt has retired from the road,
but I do not think that either he or I
shall ever forget the run of 07.
Young Men as Authors.
Keats was dead when just a little
over his twenty-fifth year. Shelley
wrote "Qfieeu Mab" -it Sweaty and the
"Prometheus Unbound" aud the "Ode
to the West Wind" at twenty-six. By
ron startled the town with "English
Bards aud Scotch Reviewers" at twen
ty-one and at twenty-four "woke up
ind found himself famous" by the pub
lication of "Childe Harold." Burns
was but twenty-seven when he was the
lion of the season in Edinburgh. Camp
bell published his "Pleasures of Hope"
at twenty-two. Chatterton was not
eighteen when he finished his life's
work. The great Shakespeare himself
was famous when little more than a
youth, and the same is true of the
Shakespeare of France, Victor Htigo.
Aud Goethe, by the bye, was known to
all Europe at twenty-four.
Scott, on the other hand, was more
leisurely. He made no serious effort as
an author till he was over thirty, and
he was over forty when "Waverley"
was given to the world. And Thack
eray also was verging on twoscore be
fore "Vanity Fair" established his rep
A Mixed GutlierinK.
"Isn't it • mixed crowd?" asked
time, de Pompadour of Mme. de Stael
at the garden party on the Styx.
"Yes. indeed." blithely s responded
Mine, de Stael. "But what could you
expect? All shades of society are here-"
Why All CloeU Was Slow.
There is an Italian fruit dealer, with
a well stocked store near one of the
suburban railway stations, who has
adopted a unique device, and one
which shows a deep knowledge of hu
man nature, to hold his own in com
petition with another dealer, whose
stand is some fifty yards nearer the
station than his own. A commuter
was leisurely peeling a banana in his
store the other day when the Italian
"You gotta fiv' minute before your
"No; twenty," replied the commuter,
glancing at a big clock on the wall.
"Tliata clock fifteen minute slow,"
said the Italian. "I keepa it slow.
Peepl' used come in a-liere, looka at
clock, getta excite, go way, not buy.
Time to buy at Pedro's stand, uotta
here. Now keepa clock slow, get
mucha trade. No, I not letta peepl'
miss train. 1 tella them after they
buy de banan'."—New York Commer
The insect plagues of summer are no
matter of jest. Man must strive with
them as he strives against the other
hostile forces of nature. He must fight
the Hessian fly or thp crop will
not be garnered, lie must fight the wee
vil or the grain will perish in the bins,
he must fight the artqy worm or the
cattle will starve in the pastures, he
must fight the tent caterpillar and the
borer or his forests will wither and the
streams disappear. The entomologist,
therefore, wages the war of civilization
against forces all the more terrible be
cause of their minuteness and apparent
Insignificance.—St Louis Globe-Demo
He Liked It.
Wife—How do you like my new hat?
Husband—flie Idea of paying b'g
Wife—Big prices! Why, I made It
Husband—Dm—yes—or—as I was say
ing. the idea of paying big prices for
such monstrosities as the milliners are
showing! Now. your hat is a work of
art. Looks as if it came from Paris.
Beautiful, my dear!— New York Week
Extravagance is not always alto
gether bad It leads a people who are
making money to thrust It into circu
lation instantly aud thus give the
-needy a grab at it.—Galveston Npwß
BOWSER, THE XIMKOD
HE TAKES A DAY OFF AND GOES
Hln Sad Experieuce on the Marnlies,
Where He liu«2 Gone to Shoot the
Fextive Suipe, and What Happened
When He Retarned Home.
[Copyright, 1001, by C. B. Lewis.]
"And now what is it?" asked Mrs.
Bowser as Mr. ltowser came home the
other evening with a gun case under
"Nothing but a little healthful recre
ation tomorrow," he replied as he care
fully stood the case in a corner.
"Have you got a gun in there?"
"I have. It's a shotgun I borrowed to
go snipe hunting with Green tomorrow.
Have you any objections to my taking
a day off?"
"Of course not. but it seems strange
that you should go hunting. I didn't
w jl'Jf II
WB ggk i
"I GO FORTH TO HUNT SXIPK."
suppose that you had ever fired a gun
in your life."
"No? Well, when I bring home a
bushel of snipe tomorrow night you'll
suppose something else."
Nothing more was said until after
dinner, and then Mrs. Bowser queried:
"Where do you go after snipe?"
"Oh, down the marshes," he replied.
"But what is a snipe?"
"A snipe? Do you mean to tell me
that you have lived to be 40 years old
and don't know what a snipe is? That's
the way with women, however. A
snipe, as I will inform you, is a bird."
"Well, it's neither a buzzard nor a
bluebird. It's—lt's a snipe. It flics over
marshes and is good eating. Snipe on
toast is a dish for a king."
Mr. Bowser talkod very confidently,
but lie had never seen a snipe, alive or
dead. He had read of them, and Green
bad added enough to make him enthu
siastic. Mrs. Bowser wanted to know
lots of other things about the birds, but
he choked her off in time to save his
prestige. He got to bed early, so as to
get an early start, but his dreams were
snipe haunted. At midnight he yelled
out and almost rolled out of bed, at 2
o'clock he got up to look out of the win
dow and listen for the notes of birds,
at 4 o'clock he was up to look at the
weather, and at G he dressed and went
down stairs to load his gun. Green was
to be along at 7. and Mr. Bowser had
bolted brpakfast aud was waiting at
the gate before that hour, but It was lb
t>e disappointed. His friend had some
Important business pop up and couldn't
"Then you'll call It off, of course?
paid Mrs. Bowser as she was told pf
"Not at all," he replied. "I set this
day to go after the snipe, and 1 shall
go just the same. I'm off In ten min
"But I wish you wouldn't," she plead
ed. "You don't know anything about
snipe hunting, and you'll be sure" —
"Stop right there!" interrupted Mr.
Bowser. "I go forth to hunt the snipe,
and I'll come home with a basketful or
bust my suspenders. I'm not going to
be embraced by a boa constrictor or
paten by an alligator. Nothing will
happen except that we'll have snipe on
toast for breakfact—fat, juicy snipe."
With that he was off with the gun
on his shoulder and three small boys
and a dog trailing behind. At the cor
ner his retinue left him. however, and
he took an electric car for the country.
He wanted to get a line on the snipe
as soon as possible, and so he asked
information of the conductor. The con
ductor wanted to be agreeable and aid
In building up the suburban line, aud
so he replied that the snipe were so
thick Just beyond the terminus that
farmers were killing tbem with clubs.
Mr. Bowser caught his breath and
felt sorry for poor Green and chuckled
Aloud as he pictured Mrs. Bowser's
chagrin when he arrived home with
a wagonload of birds. He set off
bravely and at last struck a marsh. He
looked warily around him for snipe,
but realized after a minute that a bird
of brains would be hidden away where
the grass was highest and thickest.
There was,water in the marsh. There
were also horseflies, blackheads and
mosquitoes, and as Mr. Bowser plow
ed along they settled on him like a dog
a bone aud got in their bites. He
jiad sweat his suspenders, filled hia
shoes with water and torn half the
brim off his straw hat before he got
through the marsh, and the biggest
thing he had scared up was a bumble
bee. On the farther side of the marsh
he came across a farmer in a potato
field, and he approached him say:
"I'm out after snipe, but I don't
think I've 6truck the right spot. They
hang around the marshes, don't? they?"
"They dew," replied the farmer as
he straightened up to rest his back.
"Yes, the gaul darned things hang
around the marshes and keep up such
a chatterln that you sometimes can't
hear yourself think."
"But I don't see any around."
'.'That's 'cause they've gone over to
that marsh to the west. They alius go
about this time of day to feed. You
jest go over there if you want to plunk
'em by the million."
Mr. Bowser's lost exultation returned
to him, and there was a song in his
heart as he climbed the fence and fe!\
in and out of a ditch and made ills way
Into the larger marsh, ne splashed his
way through 1 water and toiled along
dVer beds of dry grass with all the In
stincts of a hunter on the qui vive, but
nothing offered. Something was about
to offer, he felt sure, when a thumping
big fuilfrog that was lurking in a
damp spot jumped against him with a
smash and at the same instant a wan
dering horsefly about as big as a robin
crashed against his ear and tried to
bite it all off at once. When Mr. Bow
ser finally emerged from that marsh. It
was to come again upon that same old
farmer In his potato field. He had
tramped for two hours in a v'U'cie,
"Didn't ,-it ,uiy, eh?" queried the
Carmer as lit Waned on Ills lioe. "I was
fhinkin after you'd gone that I ought
to have sent you over this way. That's
where the snipe all appear to git to
gether about this time of day,"
"I wag told th.t they were plenty
fhis sc'Htud, 1 ' »aid Mr. Bowser, as hope
"Millions of 'em, but they don't alius
stay in one place. Try this other
There was more water hi this marsh,
also more mosquitoes and horseflies,
but Mr. Bowser plunged In with a
stout heart and looked upon a fall into
a ditch or a tumble into the grass as all
In the day's work. It was only after he
had tumbled along for an hour without
raising a bird and had come out on the
old farmer for the third time that hU
choler arose and he yelled out:
"See here, you blamed old idiot! I
am back again!"
"I declar' if you ain't!" replied the
toiler. "Why, you must be lopsided to
walk In a circle this way!"
"You are a liar! I came down hero
"Yes, you said so."
"And I've waded around for five long
hours and not seen a blamed one."
"And I don't believe there's oue In
' "Gosh all tishhooks. but I dunno. un
less they've all crawled into a holler
log to git out of the sun. I've heard
that they do that when it's purty hot.
Yes. that mix be it. bnt if you'll hang
< you'll find 'em all tlyin around and
waitin to be plunked."
The ear which conveyed Mr. Bowser
f .in the sv.pe grounds to the town
a! o conveyed a cross eyed, bowlegged
I a;: who on a back seat and quoted
; y li was poetry relating to sun
. fly bites : : 1 Kirpe hunting.
There were -I!) v and the end of
. vc'Si- left tiu- hunter in a ditch
».:• <:s his <:-.se in the grass. The pas
sengers applauded at the right spots,
a-<! Mr. BOWS.T bobbed around on his
:.t r.' d vov.-cd that he would hunt
that c.r.-s d uir.n ta his doom. Din
tie:- v .-. :• ■: :wo hours when he ar
l ived home He wabbled as he walked.
Wh:;i he li :::ily leached his own gate,
he saw Mrs. Bowser and the cat on the
steps, and he halted a moment to brace
hiuiself for the ordeal. As he braced
Mrs. Bowser called out:
"Nothing f' r you this evening!"
lie stared at her and wondered what
she meant, and she continued:
"1 have neither cold victuals nor
money for you."
He opened the gate aud advanced,
and she rose up and said:
"If you tome In here. 1 will call a po
llceman to arrest you! Go on, you bad
Nirnred Bowser was being taken for
'a tramp by his own wife!
The Parental Revolt.
She—Here's a note to you from pa
He- What's It about?
She—He wants us to let him have
the hammock Wednesday and Friday
* Quite Keitnlar.
"Have you got your garden In good
fhape this season?" ask.d Mr. Halket.
"Yes, the shape Is all right," replied
Air. niland. "It's a perfect oblong."—
"Stuck up? I should say she was!
Why. she wipes her shoes on de door
mat every time she goes In de house."—
New York Journal.
NEW YORK CROWDS.
The Different Way| In Which They
Impressed Two Men.
"Wliai 1 like about New York," re
marked a westerner, "is its tremeu
dous energy. The crowds and bustle
have upou rue the exhilarating effect
of a stimulant. As I move along among
the masses on the sidewalks and look
upou the perpetual stream of vehicles |
»f all descriptions in the streets I am j
conscious of a buoyancy of spirit
an increased physical energy.
"I feel like going all the time, my
mint} is brighter and clearer, and, in
fact, my whole being seems toned up.
New York and Its crowds are more
beneficial to me than any resort I have
ever struck. After a two weeks' stay
here I return home feeling like another
"Well, that is strange," said the per
son to whom this statement was made.
"Do you know New York has upon mt
Just exactly the opposite effect. To me
What I might term the surplusage q$
life here is depressing. I an} by bo
means fond of solitude. I wave lived in
a moderate si,sPd etty all my life, and
it me to stay in the country for
any great length of time, but when I
come to New York and am caught
the tides of humanity, see the over
crowded tenements and have my ears
assaulted with the perpetual din of the
streets I become positively melancholy.
"I feel what an insignificant atom I
am, after all—no more than a drop of
water In a great river—and the feel
ing oppresses me. It seems so like
there was nobody here who cared what
became of anybody. The only relief I
find from the feeling Is In the theaters.
1 go to a show every nlglit while I atu
here, and of course I enjoy tbdt im
mensely. But as soon I have made
the rounds of thp sWws I am ready to
return where I know most ev
erybody and there are many who care."
—New York Times.
Our miles of railroad track exceed by
more than 10,000 all the tracks of Eu
The Dominion of Canada has granted
$88,884,557 and 39,725,130 acres of land
More than 45,000,000 passengers a
year go through the Vw»tb Union and
South Union, Latins tn Boston.
Iu Most European railways the prin
cipal difference between second class
and first class lies in the color of the
seat cushions, first class usually
red, second class
The a vera go eoat of the body of a
modern k'"g electric car Is $2,000, the
average price of a set of double trucks
for such a car Is SOOO. and the average
cost of the motor is $1,500. making the
total cost of the car $4,100.
Some of the Austrian railways have
followed the German custom of soil lug
numbered scats in the ea-, fast
trains, both first ami, *.-M>nd class. An
extra mmi about 25 to 50
Ci-uit. u. made for these seats, according J
The other day, just as a train was
about to leave Kutas, in Hungary, for
Palfalva, an official anp?i»iva and put
seals on the wheels of the engine. The
had to get off and walk.
The eenipany was 29C crowns in nr
rt-ars In payment of taxes. Nest day
the taxes were paid, aud the train pro
A rinn I'iir u Forty Vcro l'nrm—The
I.ovation of lAlorila.
Irrigation has become a live question j
In every part of the country, ami many
are ou the lookout for practical Infor
mation ou its various points. The lo
cation of the laterals furnishes au op
portunity for the irrigator to show his
skill. Discussing this feature in a re
cent publication, Messrs. Johnson and
Stannard make some recommendations
It may be impossible to properly lo
cate the main laterals at first, and sup
plemental laterals and dikes may have
to be constructed. Before the crops
can be harvested these temporary chan-
POT A roes
H" C BE
SHALL FRUIT F *
S ACNES M I I A
S ACNES _______ *
PLAT OF FARM SHOWING LATERALS.
nels must be fitted in and the ground
leveled. Theoretically they should be
giveu such a grade as will result in a
moderate velocity for the water, but
not sufficient to wash the earth along
the sides and bottom of the ditch.
One irrigator of considerable experi
ence recommends that field laterals
should have a fall of at least ten feet
per mile. The laterals should be lo
cated nearly at right angles with the
direction of the greatest slope of the
laud, so that the water will flow from
rather than along them.
If the surface of the ground Is some
what uneven, the problem of locating
the permanent laterals becomes corre
spondingly more difficult, often render
ing the use of the engineer's level nec
essary. It may be possible to cover
all the ground by locating the laterals
along the ridges, or there may be high
points entirely surrounded by lower
ground, making It necessary to build
ditches on artificial ridges or dikes to
carry the water to them.
The Inexperienced Irrigator often con
siders that the ground occupied by the
laterals is waste land because it bears
no crop. Accordingly he makes them
far apart, so that the water must i ow
a long distance to cover the surface
between any two. This usually results
in the overirrigatlon of that portion of
the crop near the lateral in use, as the
water must be kept flowing there until
the entire surface to the next lateral Is
It will usually pay.to do some work
in smoothing off the little Irregularities
in the surface of Tfie _farm. This may
bo done with a plaiife scraper or drag
after the ground has been plowed. The
drag cuts away the higher points and
leaves the dirt in the hollows. This
preparation of the surface Is quite im
portant, as It reduces the time and la
bor required In irrigating. A more uni
form distribution of water is also ob
tained, which increases its efficiency.
Theoretically the surface of the ground
should be a plane surface, with just
slope enough to. allow the water when
delivered at the highest point to flow In
a tWn. uniform sheet.
We will assume that the farm is
planted to such crops as are ordinarily
found in the arid region, say ten acres
of alfalfa, ten aeres of grain, five acres
of potatoes, five acres of garden, five
acres of small fruits and five acres of
orchard, as shown on the plat of the
If it be t'uat there is a fall
of four feet across the farm from north
to south and two feet from east to
west, the water can be made to flow
either west or south from any point
The greatest slope of the land is a little
south of southwest, and this Is the di
rection the water takes If left to Itself.
the laterals are run south from the
main ditch, they will make an angle of
about seventy degrees with this line.
Such an arrangement permits the water
to flow away from rather than along
the laterals. The main ditch divides at
A, as shown in the diagram; one branch
runs south to L, while a second runs
west to D, the middle of the north line
of the farm, where it turns and flows
south to M. The field laterals receive
their supply of water directly from
is Irrigated by the method
known as flooding, which may be de
scribed as follows: Nearly parallel
ditches, BC, EF, etc., are made 100 to
100 feet apart through the field. In the
present case six ditches are made, 110
feet apart, dividing the field into six
Engllih Farmers Get Good Returns
From Every Square Inch of Land.
One of the surprising things in farm
ing is the gradual development of land
to a poist where it will yield returns
Uiewr dreamed of by the early culti
vators, says American Cultivator. Over
In parts of England and Scotland farm
ers and dairymen make a living from
pasture lands which have an assessed
valuation of S4OO and SSOO an acre.
They do this when prices for the prod
ucts are no greater than American
farmer** receive. The secret of their |
MKvess Is necessity. They have been
forced to make every square inch of
soil pay its highest profit, and as a re
sult they have uome of the finest pas- '
tures in the world. The sod Is so thick
and compact that it Is almost lmpossl- !
blf? to eut through It. »The roots form |
a solid mass In the soil, and the grass 1
grows luxuriantly, even defying dry
weather, and produce good crops In
spite of close cropping late in the sea
son, when frost ordinarily kills less '
successful pasture. The thing of It Is
the farmers have cultivated the soil, 1
planted and replanted grass /teed*, * 1
! dressed the pastures repeatedly witlT
! fertilizers and made them In every way
productive and fertile. The soil is not
; more adapted naturally to pastures
than millions of acres In this country
which today produce only indifferent
, crops of grass. The soli la made artl
; ficiall.v rich, and the sod Is the result of
careful, intensive farming.
So it is these English farmers make
a profit from land worth ten times as
' much in money valuation as the pas
-1 ture fields of this country. Now, If it
Is possible to improve pasture fields so.
that they will produce uke these Eng»
lish ones, what an enormous profit
awaits the American farmers who will
improve their fields to the same pro
ductive fertility! Instead of being
forced to pay interest on an investment
of SSOO an acre the average dairyman
in this land would have to pay only on
S4O to SSO per acre. All the rest would
Bntts, Middles or Tip*—A Point** Fo*
According to the Ohio experiments*
there is no practical difference is the
yield from either butts, middles or tips
of ears of corn and no difference In the
number of barren stalks.
A contributor to Wallace's Farmer
says: "Of course not. Why should
there be? But if tliey had mixed butts,
tips, and middles together and planted
them they would have had a better
yield. Their experiment shows nothing
more than that butts, tips and middles
when planted separately are each on®
as good as the others. This I have al
ways claimed. However, to Increase
the yield and have the ears fill out at
each end the corn o"f the entire ear
should be planted. The grains from the
butt being a little later and those from
the tips a little earlier, the period of
pollen ization is thereby prolonged, and
better results are thus obtained."
This is valuable Information to every
corn grower. The longer the period of
pollenization the more perfect are the
results- The tip kernels give the earlier
and the butt the later, and the why is
made manifest of a larger yield by
planting the kernels from the whole
ear mixed together. This fact seema
established, and once lodged In the
mind -of the corn grower he will no
longer feed the and bntta of his
seed corn.—Southern Rurallst.
Honey Bear In* Trees.
The American linden, or basswood,
as some call it, is a first class honeji
bearing tree, says Farm, Field and
Fireside. It is something of the nature
of the maple or the sugar bnsh, but Iff
perhaps much hardier than either. It
grows to an Immense size, makes the
most beautiful shade tree and Is very
valuable for Its timber owing to the
whiteness and fineness of the grain of
the wood. It would seem that this
wood would be an improvement over
the maple so extensively grown. There
is no doubt of the superiority of this
over the maple in hardiness, and as an
ornamental tree for shade It certainty)
exceeds the maple. The limbs and
foliage of the linden grow more com
pact when grown out in the open
ground and thus less liable to
aged fcy tiife **«BQSt all nursery
mtQ handle fiem, bat tbolr :imuuui."
tlon in the western states seems to be
slow, possibly from their unknown val
ue. Catalpa is another good honey,
bearing tree and comes In a good time
just a little ahead of the linden. Both
of these trees furnish a good quality;
of honey, but the linden Is rather the
best and indeed is perhaps the second
best from clovers. Catalpa is exten
sively grown in the west and Is a
great help to the beekeeper.
Massachusetts has a "frog company"
which is to raise frogs for market.
Good crops of tobacco are reported
from the cigar leaf districts of Con
necticut, New York, Pennsylvania and
It is certain that the potato crop will
be very short In the central states, saya
Country Gentleman. Late potatoes are
The poorer grades of apples will help
to satisfy the demands of the evaporat
ing plants this season.
The- onion crop Is not a full one, and
conditions seem to favor comparative
ly high prices, according to American
Liming the soil Intended for beeta,
preferably In the fall, the application
of acid phosphate and Thomas slag
with the seed and the treatment of thtf
beet seed itself with fungicidal sub
stances are suggested by the station fOE
root blight and heart rot.
The Weary Gneit.
"You are the hardest man to wake I
ever met," said the kind hearted citizen
who had allowed the tramp to sleap In
his kitchen. "Here I have been poking
you In the ribs for an houh"
"Never paid no attention to It," ad
mitted the lodger. "Yer see, lam used
to sleepln in a cattle car, rfn I thought
yer hand was a cow's horn."—Chlsagd
Lack of ConllMte,
Assistant—ls the meaning of this
poem absolutely Incomprehensible to
Magazine Editor— Absolutely! You're
going to accept it, aren't you?
Assistant—Oh, yes! But I wasn't
willing to trust my own Judgment-
His Bxnct Status.
Lawyer—You would say, then, that
Mr. Whyte is a gentleman of unim
Witness—Yes, sir, I presume that If
anybody asked me to I should, but I
have known him to lie sometimes.—
IIo TV the Paving Value of Asplialt
W«» DronKht to Notice.
All forms of bituminous pavements,
whether manufactured from natural or
artificial asphalt, are In fact artificial
stone pavements. The Industry started
with the use of the natural rock as
phalt from the mines In the Val de
Travers, Canton Neufchatel, Switzer
land. The mines were discovered In
1721, but It was 1849 that its utility as
a road covering was first noticed. The
rock was then being mined for the
purpose of extracting the bitumen con
tained In it for use in medicine and
arts. It is a limestone found impreg
nated with bitumen, of which it yields
on analysis from 8 to 14 per cent
It was observed that pieces of rock
which fell from the wagon were crush
ed by the weight of wheels, and under
the combined influence of the traffic
and heat of the sun a good road surface
was produced. A macadam road of as
phalt rock was then made which gave
very good results, and finally In 1854
a portion of the Rue liergere was laid
In Paris of compressed asphalt on a
concrete foundation. In 1858 a still
larger sample was laid, and from that
time it lias been laid year by year in
Paris. From Paris It extended to Lon
don, being laid on Threadneedle street
In 18G0 and Cheapside in 1870 and in
successive years on other streets.—Mu
nicipal Journal and Engineer.