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1902 BICKELS 1902
On- lot Ladies' warm lined sh *3 ,-Regul -r price |l 2J at
One lot L*die*' fine dongcl* pat. tip shoes
One lot Mise«' " " spring heel shoes .. 1 « *'
welt sole s=hoes T I at i <
Youth*' high-cut box-calf shoes " | a '
Children's fine donßo'a pat. tip shoe« " _ «
Men's fine patin calf shoes, lace or Congress.. _ c 1 & at <*J
*■ '• I.sdiei' best oil-grain shoes ' <t 1 a J 'J
•' Ladies' felt -li pers „ '5 at 3 ;>
Men's heavy working shoes ~ „ ,f- at
" Boy*' " " " ~ ~ ? , ~ j
" Holiday slippers . .-
CI il(lr»»*'s lacv or button shoes ti ™*" f?
InlsnU* fine soft sole stioes „ 4 °" f
Men's fine welt sole fhoes, latest styles , tTir A
Ho idaj dippers which sold at 75c, $1 co, ft 25 10 \>z closed out at »»
Too ivkny Felt and Rubber Goods.
O-e lot ChiWr n's spring heel rubber. reduced to * .0
'* ChiM's rob'ier ~ £
" Chi d's canvas boots ~ 'j?
'• Women's rut bf-r boots ~
Men's riu King rubber boots (< £
•• Men'i bnckle arctics ~
" \V< men's backarctics -
" MenV fine self acting rubbers (t 2-
»• jlenV felt b KJtB and overs „ j £
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Sample counters filled with interesting bargains.
Leggins and over-gaiters at reduced pi ices,
jtt will pay you to visit this great sale and secure some
gf the bargains being offered
, OT I M U.N SfßtEr. - ?*JTLEF, VA
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| BARGAIN SALE |
# DRY GOODS AVI) CLOAKS £
ft Five Big Ba'gain Davs
8 Commencing £
I Tuesday, January 7, 1902. S
To reduce stocks before invoicing we make sweeping reductions on
seas.nable g)->ds. It wilt pay yon to comj and get som; of the birg.iins
at this sale.
Genuine Bargains in Coats, Dress Goods, Silks, jA
Linens, Blankets, Outings, Sheetings, Underwear, etc. £
Sale begin* Tuesday, January 7, 1901, and continues until Saturday
night, January 1 ith. W*
U ' Attend this sale without fail if you want to save money on Drv
B Goods and Coats. t
2L. Stein & Son,*
% * 108 N MAIN STREET, OUTLER, PA
! Mrs. J. E ZIMMERMAN.!
! 18th Semi-Annual |
: | Sacrifice Sale. |
; ;onr Semi-Mioua! Sacrifice Sale Takes Place as Usual 4;
1 1 Beginning Wednesday, Jan. Bt!i, and coDtinuing (|
' I Hironfthout tlie entire monih of January, <»
l ) The many inquires we are receiving daily asking if we in-/ >
ifend to h;ive our sale testifies to the popularity of these Sacri-3 >
.hce Sales among our many patrons who have been benefited byl
attending them in the pa*t. We are anxious to make HJis salel
> the biggest success of all previous sales, and shall do so by J
' our goods at prices you connot resist. We cannotj
* 'quote all prices—only a few—consequently it will pay you toV
' 'make us a personal visit. \
f . (m ) I All Wraps, Suits an-1 Furs. )
ft AtIITIAA I All WaiaU, Wrappers 40d Dressing Sacquei.f )
i lllvV I All Millinery—trimmed «nd untrimtned. C>
I 1 All Dress Goods, Silks and Satins. j '
All Muslins, Calicoes and Ginghams. 1
J All Underwear, Hosiery and Gloves. J .
, |L#H|/>AA t\¥% I Ail Laces, Drtss Trimmings. / |
4 I I IVvO will All blankets—woolen ami cotton Ci
( J \ All Lace Curtains and Portiers. \'
Sacrifice prices for cash only. Come early to secure first choice. X
1 'Sale begins WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Bth, 1902 V
Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman.]]
t! ... , .. ■ - - -
jh rv Fall and Winter Weights,
/ •' t E Have a nnttiness about them thnt E
I /j ' y\ /. A mark the wearer, it won't do to
f / rS/l K j£) (J jpl wear the last year's output. You
/ 'X-\/ V\ won't get tlic latest things at the
PA li 3 stock clothiers either. The up-to
(/IVV v 5 r\ date tailor only tan supply th^m,
A ff\ 1 IT aO " y° u want not only the latest I J
/II \Ji JlfJ U I things in cut and fit and work
llf |//j I I ntonship, tlie finest in durability,
* 1J 1 I[' ill ft where else can you get combina-
J'f J I L 111 f tions, you get thrm at
' K E C K
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
42 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler, Pa
"THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Pain in Head, Side and Back.
For years I sufTere<l with pain in the head,
pcin in the side, and in the small of the back.
I wa.i nervous and constipated and co:iid not
Fl tp. The pills and other medieinf--; I tried
only made a bad matter worse. Then 1 tried
Celery King. One package cured me and
made a new woman of me.—
ham mcr, Croton-on-H u«'Lson» X. \.
Celery cores ronstipallon and Nerve,
Stoiiiacb, Liver and Kidney L>isea.ses. 2
y# Harness %
I®. Yon can make your bar- A-f
"Jmii nesa as ooft :i3 a glttro fF-
Pmi HI faod C 3 ni>wire by ,fgp •
Sk\ V «ta*ErHEK.\Har- ■'
jjfm i\ ■! ne*« Oil. You can \W i
jMBVvI lengthen Ita lif^'—ruakeit
last twice aa 1 ■■mg ca it W//
ordinarily u-oold. ik
1 Harness 6111
makefl a poor looking
, n»*>3 like new. Made of »r; -
figS pure, heavy boiled oil, '> i
H aPf pecially prepcrr-d to wiLti- » - ,
iba wes.iL r. •
Hoj B<>-i everywhere ; vr?i
In cans—all sizes.
Mi Mads bj STANDARD OIL CO. * .
HE A LINO
Ely's Cream Balm
Ea-y and pleasant to 4r
n«-. (Jontaina no
I: s'i ick.'y absorbed.
Give- lielief at once. I
It Op« .s and ('lnariseH JJSJ- _ , . .
the NaaaJ li . . rQI D HEAD
A'.hys Inflammation. VWLW ' IIK./11/
Heaia and Protecta the Membrane. Restores the
Sermea of and Smell. Size, 60 cents at
Drizgirtsor by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents by mail.
ELY BROTHERS, 50 Warren Street, New York.
f if I
y Beef, Iron and Wine kl
TM Blocxl Purifier. B1
• I Price, 50c pint.
0 Crystal |
M Pharmacy. ►
W2 nM. rxxiAN. Vh a. V
lOi N. Miiii* St., It 11111 •r. I'II
Hot b ' Phone* A
Everything in the W
drug line. V.A
1 ? 1
New Liver" Barn
♦ W. J. Black
Is doing business in his ne v barn
which Clarence Walker has erected
for him. All hoarders and team
sters yuarrantced poorl attention*
Barn just across the street from
He Iris room for fifty horses.
People's Phone. No. 2150.
L. C. WICK,
SESrS BS5Sci55 s^iK^aes
Practical Tailor and Cutter
125 W Jcflerson, Bntler, Pa.
Bush«*linq, Cleaning and
REPAIRINC A SPECIALTY.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 2, 1002
1 OLD KENESAW'S |
| LAST BATTLE |
rt The Story Q
of a Dying Veteran. Z
2 BY rn VIiLES B. YOUNGER. Q
"Old Kenesaw is dying!"
Had soiue careless attendant left a
door or wiudow open that winter morn
ing and allowed tlie bitterly cold wind
to sweep through tlio corridors and
wards of tlie great hospital, there
would have been no more shuddering
among tie hundreds of patients than
was caused by this whisper, passed
rapidly from cot to cot, from nurse to
nurse, speeding across to be dissemi
nated among the hundreds of students
in the adjoining buildings.
"Old Kenesaw Is dying!"
The attending physician, summoned
hastily by the alarming symptoms, had
stopped but a moment to hand his
snow covered cap and ulster to the re
ceiving nurse. A glance into the con
torted, agenized face of the venerable
patient, a touch of the pulse, the brief
est study of the paroxysms that were
but the surface indications of the ter
rible torture within, and the doctor
turned away with a look of utter de
spair and helplessness.
"No hope, doctor?" The head nurse
had witnessed other death struggles,
and it is said that nnrses become, inur
ed to such scenes. But the girl's inter
pretation of the doctor's manner left
her presenting a picture of abject mis
ery. "Oh, dear, dear, to think that
kind Old Kenesaw must suffer so!"
Through her wet ej»es she looked at
the i>oor, wasted old body writhing and
twisting upon the cot. "Oh, doctor, if
you are quite sure lie cannot recover,
is there no way—can't you make the
end less painful?"
l»r. Blank had turned away from the
scene and was looking vacantly out of
the window. If he made no immediate
response to the nurse's appeal. If was
because he was revolving the same per
plexins problem in his own mind. Al
though lie had grown pray In the hos
pital service, I)r. Blank was for the
first time face to face with a most vio
lent case of angina pectoris, but he
recognized It as hopeless beyond all
What could be done to ease Old
Kenesaw in a losing struggle with
death? The battle could end but one
way, 'and It was tearing the very
heart from the victim and subjecting
him to the worst torture man can ex
Aside from the moans of the dying
man the little room was quiet. The few
seconds that the doctor stood there
pondering seemed an age to the nurses
and the Internes, who first glanced In
sadness and terror at the patient, then
In appeal to the silent man at the win
dow. Presently the doctor's dark,
hopeless countenance changed, and
hope was discerned in his quick com
"Send for Alnsley. Take my horse
and buggy and get him here quickly
Then, as an Interne hastened through
the hall to carry out these Instructions,
the sad news spread over the great
building*, whispered by nurse to nurse,
by patient to his neighbor In the next
, "Old Kenesaw Is dying!"
Never was a man more truly loved.
Many years before he had come to the
hospital i . ffering from old age and the
ailments < mtracted In the southern
swamps during four years' service In
the civil war. Broken In health, with
out a home or relative, depending upon
his scanty pension to hold strong soul
and shattered body together, he drift
ed Into the free clinic and asked for
treatment. As "No. 7-1" he bad first be
come known to the nurses and In
ternes, but after he bad related his
war experiences to them and bad told
and retold with glistening eyes of his
greatest battle his title was changed
to Old Kenesaw Mountain and In time
to Old Kenesaw.
When Old Kenesaw enlisted with
the army of patients, It was thought
he would eventually be relieved and
discharged. After two months of good
care the old warrior was again fairly
comfortable, but he evinced no desire
to depart from the hospital, and, In
fact, no one wanted him to go. He
had become a sort of general factotum,
and ids services were regarded as
well worth his bed and board-
Old patients and new Internes,
nurses, ui'-dlcnl students, the entire
hospital staff and even the visitors at
the Institution came to know him fa
miliarly. Ills slow, shuffling step and
the cheery click of his cane on the
hardwood floors were r.s familiar as
the scheduled visits of the nurses and
llways as welcome, If not more so.
Old Kenesaw had access to every
nook and corner of the hospital. The
patients drew Inspiration from his
kindly old face, and his stories ot
camp and battle served as a tonic.
To the children In the hospital Ken
esaw was the Incarnation of all that
was good, kind and helpful. He was
their chum, their never falling friend.
11% would creep to the cots of the lit
tle sufferers, chase away thoughts of
pain and bring smiles to their wan
faces with Ids inexhaustible fund of
Once w'i°n a child, scaling the dlzay
heights between life and death, had
cried for some goldenrod It was of
record thnt Old Kenesaw had trudg
ed eight tulles to find a large bunch of
Hie flaming yellow flowers and placed
them where the child could see them,
lie lured the little patients to sleep
with hts (plaint old lullabies when
liurues' words and doctors' opiates had
failed. Small wonder they all loved
Old Kenesaw, the friend, tln? com
furter ami the confidant.
The shadow that had fallen over tlio
hospital when Ids fatal illness was
announced was momentarily lifted.
There was unusual activity In the
balls. An attendant had driven l)r.
Blank's horse to the entrance almost
at a gallop. A tall man with coal black
hair and piercing black eyes jumped
out and hastened Into the building. A
nurse was waiting to show him to the
Just outside the door of Old Keno.
paw's room l»r. Blank met the new ar
rival, John VVilbert Alnsley, the cele
brated hypnotist. There was u hasty
conversation In whispers, a brief his
tory of tin- life of the patient, and Pro
fessor Alnsley knew what was expect
ed of him. "We must hurry," said Or.
Blank, "and, for Ood's sake, Alnsley,
The hypnotist nodded his head, and
the two men noiselessly entered tlio
room. The great specialist recognized
In this a supreme test of Ids skill and
resolved that Ids brilliant record should
not suffer, lie stepped briskly to tho
bedside and took the wrinkled hand of
the patient In Ids own. Then, without
a word, he gazed fixedly Into the eyes
of the dying man.
The veteran, half unconscious by
reason of the terrible pain he was suf
fering. at first paid no heed to the pow
erful figure bending o»er Jiiui. For a
few moments he groaned and tossed
about, but slowly, surely, the stronger
one was gaining the mastery.
Old Kenesaw now glanced into the
penetrating eyes and turned away, but
again he looked and again. He seem
ed powerless to look elsewhere. Grad
ually the moaning ceased; lie became
less frantic. Presently the body was
motionless. The thin lips moved, but
no sound came from them. Only his
rapid, labored breathing could be
Thus far the hypnotist had said
nothing. His dominating mind and in
tent gaze alone had silenced the cries
of pain, quieted the tortured body and
made the mind of his subject insensi
ble to the terrific process that was fast
bringing his life to an end. But he
Was going further. Seiziug botli the
patient's hands in his own. he shouted:
"Here comrade, comrade! Wake up!
Come, come; it will never do to lie
there! Come on, or the ambulance
corps will be picking you up! The bul
let stunned you, old man. Come on!
They need us at the front. Don't you
hear the cannon booming and the rifles
cracking? Kenesaw! Kenesaw! Ken
esaw! Hooray, we've got 'em on the
The Illusion had gone home. As the
dying veteran listened to these startling
words he drew himself up to a sit
ting posture and passed his wrinkled
old hands over his glazing eyes as if
to remove something that was obscur
ing his vision. Great beads of perspi
ration stood out upon his pale face, and
an unearthly fire came into his eyes.
The lips thnt had failed a few minutes
before now found utterance:
"Hist! Is that you, CottreU, old
pardV (Jive me your band! Thought I
bad I in that last charge. No,
no: • now; jest a scratch.
Win : jinny? Sure! That's
our ; v.ay tip the mountain,
lie". • it to 'em. boys! Come
on. t'( ; . - i:ie your hand, old pard.
It seen;.-. iiit smoky, but come on;
we've got em on the run. Hooray!
As the final shout of triumph came
from his lips lie sank back upon the
pillow, and the sweet smile lingering
on the furrowed old face told that he
had died happy. Old Kenesaw had
fought his last battle.—Chicago Rec
Knowlodtff IN Power.
An illustration of the truth of this
proverb is found in Mr. J. G.
book, "The Harvest of the Sea." It
seems that a monopoly of the exten
sive fisheries of Scotland and England
once came into the hands of a man
who kept his agents at the prlnclpnl
stations and required them to furnish
him all facts that came to their knowl
At one of his stations in the far north
the fishing had been unsuccessful for
the greater part of tlie season, and
there was no prospect of Improvement
when he looked Into the matter. Upon
examining his agent's letters from
that place for some years back he
found by a comparison of dates thnt
at a certain place herrings were likely
to be found. lie accordingly Instructed
his agent to send his boats to that
The fishermen laughed at the Idea
of a man sitting some hundreds of
miles away and telling them where to
get fish, but as his orders were posi
tive they had to obey, and the conse
quence was that they returned next
morning loaded with herrings.
NllllkCN* r <>K«.
There are two very finely prepared
skeletons of big snakes in the Nation
al museum in Washington, and in
making them ready for exhibition the
utmost pains were taken to preserve
tlie cartilaginous extremities of the
ribs, which with ordinary treatment
are lost. Without these little pieces
of cartilage the serpent's skeleton can
hardly be snid to be complete, inas
much as they n('e the feet upon which
the reptile walks, as It were. In fact,
a snake walks on the ends of Its ribs
and in thnt manner achieves locomo
Some big serpents, however, like the
boas and pythons, really have Idnd
legs, though they are quite rudimenta
ry. Pythons, you know, nre constrict
ors, crushing their prey In their toils.
They have no poison glands, but they
can bite terrifically with their ninny
teeth, which turn Inward like hooks,
so that a person once seized would
1 ave little chance of disengaging him
self save by chopping off the head of
Hmv llie Joke.
A prominent Bostonian Inquired of a
Loudon shopkeeper for Hare's "Walks
In London." The shopkeeper, after
much search, found It on his shelves,
but in two volumes.
"Ah," said the Bostonian, "you have
your Hare parted In the middle over
"What?" qui-rieu the Englishman
blankly, passing his hands over his
The next day the Bostonian called for
"I'm so glad you returned," said the
Englishman. "I want to tell you I see
The following Is a Chinese Joke:
In a certain house there was g baby
that annoyed every one by Its contin
ual sijtinlllng. At last a physician vas
called In. lie administered a bolus of
the soothing virtues of which he hail a
high opinion and offered to pass the
ulght in the house to observe the ef
fects of Ids remedy. After a few hours,
hearing no noise, lie exclaimed: "Hood!
'Hie child Is cured!" "Yes," replied the
attendant, "tlie child lias Indeed stop
ped crying, but the mother has begun
"That lilllMt lie a |iretty bad tooth
ache to swell your face like that. WUy
don't you see a dent Ist ?"
"I did cal' on your friend, Dr. Pul
lem, yesterday and experienced great
"You must be mistaken. Pullem has
been out of town for a week."
"I know. I fell relieved when I
found that 0i.1." Exchange.
4 f.'iirlalmnii I'll*.
A customary feature i I a Christmas
dinner In old Kn;:!:iinl v, .' an Immense
pie of some kind. It mii usually coin
posed of tlsh and llesh and fowl. We
are told that in the rr'gn of Henry
111. the sheriff oi UloiVe ter was once
ordered b that monarch to procure
twenty salmon, ten peacocks and ten
prawns for ('li'.'istma pics.
Dr. A. AN'll do yen always make
such particular Inquiries as to what
your patlcn eat? Does thnt assist
you In your din'tuos!.*?
Dr. B. Not i itch, but It enables me
to ascertain fI» •Ir : oclnl position and
iirr/iiige im it r i accordingly. Til Bits.
jt A Story In Wliich Bk Uog Plays the
Not that son of Priam, the beloved of
Andromache, but still it real prince of
his race and greatly beloved by one
small woman. A magnificent mastiff
is Hector, as brave and bold, not to say
as gallant and noble, as many a hero
with two legs less. As for dogs not be
ing able to think, any one who can en
tertain such an idea deserws to live in
"a chill condition of doglessncss" to tlio
end of his days. I will tell you about
Ilector. and you may judge for your
Having been suddenly thrown upon
my own resources, as so often befalls a
girl brought up in luxury in this swift
ly whirling maelstrom of our American
life. I determined to cultivate the only
! decided talent I possessed, that for
painting. Dresden was recommended
to i.ie as n place both cheap to live in
and offering unusual facilities for art
study. I accordingly went there. With
out a chaperon? Certainly. I was to be
a person of affairs, and what was a
business woman to do with so costly,
not to say inconvenient, an appendage
ns a chaperon? All winter 1 studied
and copied in the gallery, and when
summer came I took the little steam-
In,at which runs up and dowirtlie Elb'e,
bowing its smokestack so deferentially
to all the bridges, and hunted up pic
turesque castles to sketch.
"I.ieben-felseii" was the beautiful old
scblcss I fell specially in love with, so
I finally persuaded an old couple who
lived near it to take me to board for a
few weeks. They bad rather a nice lit
tle house snd a garden that sloped
down to the water's edge. There, under
the overhanging trees, I used to sit for
hours gazing up at the massive towers
just the other side of the castle
wall. Now and then a feeling of loneli
ness swept over me, and my heart
yearned for some of the pleasures of
my joyous past.
Oue morning I asked my landlady If
any of the numerous German laws
would be Infringed if 1 should go In
swimming. At first she declared 1
would drown immediately, but when I
assured her that I had known how to
Hwim since a child she finally consent
ed, with a protest as to the general un
usualness of American behavior.
How refreshing it was! What hap
piness to plunge fearlessly into the
cool, clear water! Not a living soul
, was to be seen, not a sound to be
henrd. Suddenly a great splash star
tled me. I felt my bathing dress seiz
ed between the shoulders and myself
dragged vigorously out of the water
upon the bank. I was thorotiKhly ter
rified, but, fortunately, made no re
sistance. As I looked up an enormous
head appeared, and a large pair of eyes
gazed Inquiringly into mine.
I had always loved dogs, but this
monstrous disturber of my peace was
so formidable that I dared not move.
He, too, was motionless, and I read on
his collar the name Ilector. At last I
raised my hand very gently and patted
I him on the neck, and, to my Infinite
relief, I perceived a slight vibration 111
the tip end of his tail. Just as I was
wondering how far I dared presume
upon that friendly symptom he lapped
his rough tongue all over my face.
Then I sat up and laughed, and he
jumped and frolicked, as large as a
young lion, as gentle ns a kitten.
Presently I tried to go back iuto the
water, but to this be forcibly objected,
and I was obliged to submit. When I
returned to tin; house, he accompanied
me, to the terror of my hostess. "He
belongs up at the schloss," she explain
ed. "The young graf is always travel
ing, and almost all the servants aro
afraid of him."
"Poor fellow!" I thought. He has
been lonely too. That Is what we rend
In each other's eyes. After that Hec
tor and I were inseparable. lie came
every day, and we explored all the sur
rounding country together. I am sure
he thought—yen. thought, Just as much
as you or I can think—that he saved
my life and consequently ought to ap
point himself my guardian. To me ho
seemed like a living link to the beauti
ful (d<l castle, a protector and faithful
One morning as we were returning
from a long walk I saw advancing that
always novel sight to American eyes, a
woman and a dog harnessed toßethcr,
dragging a cart. In this Instance the
cart was full of vegetables. It was evi
dently a market frau taking produce to
town. Now, Hector was a true kulKht,
valiant, loyal and gentle, but lie pos
sessed also that other characteristic of
knighthood lie brooked no Intruders,
nnd no sooner (lid one of his kind ap
pear than he challenged him to combat.
I knew this and trembled, but hoped
lor the best.
Unluckily, however, that plebeian dog
as lie approached presumed to give a
defiant bark, which settled his fate. In
stantly Ilector gave one spring and,
seizing Ids boastful adversary, shook
lilui out of Ids harness In less time than
It takes to tell of It, overturning the cart
nnd scattering the vegetables in every
direction. I was distressed beyond
measure and called Hector In the most
commanding tones I could assume.
Then I coaxed blm, all of which he en
tirely Igyorcd. Meanwhile the other
one of the span was by no means quiet.
She wae Indeed perfectly furious.
She abused Ilector, she abused me, she
abused the aristocracy, to which she
seemed to think we both belonged, as
highway robbers and assassins! In my
desperation I picked up a stick to com
pel Hector fo obedience, but she mis
took my motive and advanced upon n«e
ill a rage. "Silence!" We turned quick
ly. Just out of the wood came a young
man In uniform, evidently an officer.
The dogs stood still in an Instant, and
I rushed forward and grasped Hector's
lie did not consent kindly to being
led t IT, but the other (IOK had been
pretty well chastised by this time. Hec
tor felt his knightly powers had been
duly established, and he quieted down
In a deferential sort of way, as if lie i
were only consenting to It on my ac
count. Then the market woman began
to wall that her wares were spoiled and
she might as well go home, but when
I gave her some money, and the gentle
man kindly added some too, she har
nessed herself and her dog again and
resumed her Journey. Then I turned
to thank tuy preserver. Hector, whose
collar I still held, was restlessly drag
ging tin? forward, so we walked on to
"1 am so sorry," 1 began, "that uiy
don should have made sucb trouble."
He smiled. lie said, ''the
damage was not Irreparable."
"1 aui very much obliged to you for
interfering Just now," I went on rather
excitedly. "It gave me a chance to
bring Hector away."
"It was courageous of you to do It,"
lie replied, "lie Is it huge beast for
you to defy."
"Well," I piot -ted, 'lie would not
hurt inc. He is such a noble
un«l we are very fond of each other.
Hector and I. Indeed he has been my
best friend all summer."
He looked down on me and smiled
again. "I am glad of that," he said,
"for Hector is my favorite dog."
This, then, was the count, and I had
been claiming his property. No won
der Ilector had quieted down at his
He must have read the disappoint
ment and modification in my face, for
we had just arrived at tlie castle gates
and Hector had bounded away Into the
grounds when he raised his military
cap with graceful courtesy and said:
"Frauleln, we shall let Ilector choose
between us. If he prefers you, I shall
never claim him snd shall, moreover,
admire his taste."
He walked toward the gate while I
went on, but Hector rushed out past
him to me and whined pathetically;
then he ran back to the count and stood
defiantly in his path. To humor him
his master came out again, and I turn
ed and faced him. Hector's joy was
unbounded He jumped around us
both wildly and showed by every sign
in his power that he had no intention
of "cleaving to the one and forsaking
the other." It was SJ evident and so
amusing that we botli laughed heart
ily, which seemed to establish a friend
liness at once.
"He Is determined we shall not part,
frauleln. Will you permit us both to
accompany you home?" They did so,
nnd on the way 1 assured the count of
my intention to return shortly to the
city, when he w.iuld probably have his
favorite's undivided affection again.
The next morning when I took my
accustomed place out under the trees
Hector soon came trotting gayly along
the. batik, holding In his mouth a
small object of dark blue and red
cloth, which lie deposited at my feet.
I picked it up. It was a military cap.
You may call It accident If you like
and say any dog will pick up a hat
and carry It off. but you will see how
mistaken you are. After awhile Hec
tor's tail as lie lay at my side began
to hamnjer the ground with gratified
thumps, and I looked up qucstioning
ly. The count came toward us laugh
ing, to get his cap. he said, but he
must have forgotten his purpose, for
he stayed fo watch me sketch, and
the next day he came again and the
I did not return to Dresden ns soon
as t' had intended. Indeed, I finally
decided not to return at all, but to
make 1113° home in the beautiful old
castle. I had always been opposed to
American girls marrying foreign no
blemen. nnd the count had had, he
told me, a most disapproving opinion
of American girls In general; but, yoe
see. Hector li'hd made up his mind
yes, his mind- not to spare either of
us, and he Is such a fine fellow we
could but acquiesce In the matter.
In 1093 an earthquake overturned
fifty-four cities and towns; Catania
and its 18,000 Inhabitants were wiped
out of existence and more than 100,
000 lives were lost altogether. In 1703
Yeddo, Japan, was ruined nnd 'JOO.OOO
people killed. In 1731 Peking lost
100,000 by nn enrthquake. In 17. r i4
100,000 were engulfed at Grand Cairo.
The following year Lisbon was wreck
ed the second time, losing (10,000 peo
ple. The same year Knschan, Persia,
with 40,000 (leoplc, was totally de
stroyed. In 17.")!) Rnalbec, Syria, was
destroyed, 20,000 persons being killed.
The same number perished at Allepo
In IKS'_». In 1851 Melfl, Italy, was laid
in ruins and 14,000 lives lost. In 1857
111 Calabria and elsewhere not less than
10,000 perished by earthquake shocks.
One authority 011 the subject estimates
that in the years between 1755 nnd
1537 the kingdom of Naples lost not
less than 111,000 of Its people by
Soldier* of the Civil Wnr.
The muster cf rolls of the Union
armies of the rebellion show thnt out
of 2,000,000 in round numbers three
fourths were nntlve Americans; Ger
many furnished 175,000, Ireland 150,-
000, England 50,01.10, British America
50,000 and other countries 75,000—111 nil
about 500,000 foreigners. Forty-eight
per cent of our soldiers were farmers,
27 per cent mechanics, 1(5 per cent la
borers; 5 per cent professional men,
nnd I per cent were of miscellaneous
vocations. The average height of our
soldiers was 5 feet 8',4 Inches, Includ
ing the large number of recruits from
seventeen to twenty years of age. Out
of about 1.000,000 men whose heights
were recorded there were 3,013 over 1
feet 3 Inches, nnd some were over sev
en feet.—Army nnd Nnvy Journal.
FlrrrlnK lie tliiii|>na«nnt.
It is said that the Norman peasants
hit upon a happy scheme of lleeclng
Guy de Maupassant, who once main
tallied near Ids home at Etrctnt u rab
bit warren of a few acres, They used
to plant choice vegetables and rare
shrubs In the adjoining fields, and ev
ery year De Maupassant had to pay
for the damage done by his rabbits.
After a few years he got tired of this
sort of thing, lie computed that the
few rabbits he shot cost him about
S2O apiece, which was rather too much
even for nn enthusiastic sportsman to
pay; so lie determined to destroy his
panic preserve. There were only four
or five burrows in the iuclosure. and a
few ferrets «opn dislodged all the 111-
One night nfter the rabbits had been
destroyed the writer happened to visit
his former preserve and detected a
man skulking along under the trees,
with a large bag slung over Ills shoul
der. De .Maupassant supposed thill the
miln had come to steal wood and chal
lenged him. The supposed thief took
to ills heels, leaving behind him Ids
bag, which was found to be tilled with
rabbits of both sexes. The mall was
nn honest neighbor, who, shrewdly
reasoning that there could be no dam
ages If there were no rabbits, had
thought It advisable to restock the
Ilri'ii uf Klne 'I liner 11111 i>n I lon.
Morelia hns some other odd things—
for example, the sweetmeat stands un
der the porlnlcs or arcades, where
friendly bees and wasps devoured the
candles and were not scared off. I
asked an old woman sitting behind a
large stand loaded with candied fruit,
dulces of 11U sorts, sugar plums and
"Won't these bees sting a fellow?"
"Oh, no, scnor: don't be afraid. They
are limy Intellgentes anil can tell a cus
tomer right off."
"But would I hey sting a thief, for In
"Certainly, scnor. They are very In
telligent. Poor things! They do no
barm and are much company. They
I Watched these winged Insects, with
all their panoply of war ready, and
Was fascinated. Then I asked another
"But would not a Murclliiu bee sting
"Not if he were n customer, cabal
let'i!"—Mvxlean ('or. Boston Herald.
bt- £.-f=>fr!rp I'C
A Pit Constructed Under Floor
of n Hum on Dry Soil.
Where tiiere is no barn cellar the
roots to be fed the stock are usually
stored in the house cellar and carried
out daily, entailing n great aTnount of
work. Where the barn has some space
beneath it, a dry location and a tight
foundation an American Agriculturist
correspondent advises that a pit can
be dug under some convenient point in
DOORS TO err.
the feeding floor and a light wall of
brick or stones laid up about the sides,
extending up to the barn floor. Through
this floor an opening is cut and "bulk
head" doors arranged over It, as shown
iu the out. Hank brick or stone
wall about the pit with earth on the
outside, heaping up this banking nearly
to the barn floor, and there should be
uo trouble from freezing.
Principal Popular Varieties—Bleach-
In K and Winter Storage.
At the Rhode Island station a study
has been made of the principal varieties
of celery in cultivation in this country
during the past fifty years. The prin
cipal modifications that tbe celery plant
has undergone in the last half century
are found to lie the greater localization
of the flesh" growth In the center of the
plaut, self blanching tendencies and
earlier maturity. According to Profess
or Kinney, the varieties that have been
recognised by growers as having spe
cial merit are Sandringliam (Incompar
able Dwarf), Boston Market, Golden
Heart, White Flume, Hose, Paris Gold
en and Giant Pascal. The Paris Gold
en or Golden Self Blanching celery is
the variety generally grown In the local
market garden of Rhode Island.
Summarizing for the different sta
tions, success has been oftenest report
ed with Whll«» Plume, Paris Golden
and Giant Pascal. The Paris Golden
Is preferred, according to tlio Rhode
Island station, by murketmen because
It never has the strong, bitter flavor
-s >metfinc* present In White Plume not
properly blanched. White Plume seems
to bo more resistant to the black heart
disease than the Paris Uolden. Giant
Pascal Is one of the largest varieties
Blnuchlniir With Earth or Iloarda.
At the Pennsylvania station a test
was mrtde on the relative merits of
blanching with earth and with boards,
lu some cases celery blanched with
boards was ready for market earlier
than that ' 'anched with soil, but the
celery so inched was decidedly in
ferior and, as a rule, was long, slender,
pithy and bitter, while that blanched
with soil was exceedingly large, crisp
Plaatlnv Fnr Winter l T ae,
C. B. Waldron of the North Dakota
station advises that celery for winter
use planted In boxes, cellars or»plts
should have the roots pruned back to
two Inches In length, and the bunches
should also receive considerable top
pruning, but the outer stalks should
uot be stripped off. White Plume Is
the I>est variety so far for general cul
Grown In Shade.
The New Jersey station reports ex
periments in shading young celery.
Six varieties were tested In this way,
and all grew to more than double tlio
size of other plants of the same lot
that were In the full sun, but later In
the season, with shorter days and less
light, the exposed plants overtook and
surpassed the shaded ones.
Compel Hay Condemned.
A Carlisle (Pn.) gentleman who has
recently established a gilt edged dairy
of 200 cows on one of his farms and
whose wealth permits careful and ex
tensive experimental work writes: "I
cau't agree to all that you say about
cow peas. The ten acres 1 grew this
year for cow feed disgusted me with
the plant—that Is, for food. The yield
was fairly good, but the cows Just re
fused to eat thein. They mny bo all
right for those southern cows that don't
have many square meals without a long
mountain walk, but from my expert -
luce I can't understand how well fed
Ohio cows can tie Induced to eat cow
peas. As I said, the tasto for them does
not appear to be a natural one and
must be acquired. These highly fed an
imals didn't know a good thing when
placed In the manger. Hut that does
not help matters, and there was loss
and disappointment from cowpeas In
this Instance. On the other hand, scores
of northern farmers could be named
whose stock are very fond of these
peas and prefer them In a green state
to grain. Much as my horses like this
feed, preferring It to blue grass, a new
horse lu the stable has declared against
It and Is determined not to acquire the
habit of eating It. Pea vine hay Is pe
culiar lu flavor and not easy to make,
but It Is rich feed.—-Alva Agee lu Na
City Magistrate—Of course I don't
wish to stand In the way of my daugh
ter's happiness, but I know so little of
you, Mr. Hawkins. What Is your vo
Mr. Hawkins (airily)—Oh, 1 write—er
—poetry, novels —er—plays and that
sort of thing.
City Magistrate—lndeed! Most Inter
esting! And how do you live?— Punch.
And He Felt Injured.
Hill Borrower I'm In a deuced hole,
Tom. If you can, I wish you would
hell) me out.
Tom Wmrglns I'll help you any way
I can, hut don't ask me again to put
my name on the back of your note.
Hill Borrower (Injured) I wasn't go
ing to ask you for your credit, Tom. I
was only looking for a little cash.—
New York Times.
Facetious Diner (to very tall and ex
ceedingly procrastinating servitor)
For more than one reason you might bo
called a long waiter.
Walter Yes; I sometimes measure
half a day from tip to tip, sir. Smart
APIARISTS' WINTER WORK.
The Time to Bay Hives, Farnltare
and Other Sapplie».
After the bees are tucked away corn
fortably in their winter quarters there
is little else of outside work to be done
only to see that the entrances of the "
hives are kept clear of dead bees and
snow or ice during winter, and F. O.
Herman lias suggested In New Eng
land Homestead that this is a gcod
I time to take time by the forelock and
think about the coming spring,
i Mr. Herman buys all hives and fur
niture in the flat and makes them up
during leisure hours in winter. Of
course every beekeeper has a shop or
little nook somewhere to work in. If
| one has n furnace in the cellar and
there are windows enough to let in the
j light, no better place could be desired.
"Another advantage," says Mr. Her
man, "in buying supplies early is that
dealers give to early purchasers a scale
of discount beginning with the month
of November and running through the
winter. The earlier the purchases are
made the larger the discount."
The Langiitrotli Hive.
There is no patent on the Lang
stroth, probably the most extensively
used of all hives. An exchange states
its dimensions as follows: A box I>V4
Inches deep, 13% inches wide and 20
inches long, outside measure. The
material used is pine boards planed
down to seven-eighths of an Inch in
The regular Langstroth frame is
made of the same material, and the
dimensions of frame are 9% inches
deep and 17% inches long. The top bat
of frame should be one-half of one inch
thick and ends and bottom one-fourth
of an inch in thickness.
Each hive contains eight of above
frames and each frame occupies 1%
Inches in space. Almost every one
who commences with some other hive
will sooner or later make the change,
and very often at considerable ex
Factory and Home Workmanship.
The hive should not only be sub
stantially built, but should have ac
curate bee spaces and a close fitting
rainproof cover or roof. Factory made
hives, ns a rule, best meet these re
quirements, as both lock joints and
lialf corners can only be made to ad
vantage by machinery, and the expert
hive builder understands, of course,
the absolute necessity of great accu
racy in bee spaces, ns well as the great
desirability of good material and
The rrocrrai of Ate Harreater—Com
bined Hnalter and Shredder.
It is only within recent years that
any attempt lias been made to furnish
the fanner with corn harvesting ma
chinery that is at all comparable with
that long ago Invented for harvesting
small grain, says lowa Homestead. The
immense waste of stover continued for
years all over the corn belt, and the
figures representing the waste, if they
could i>c even conservatively estimated,
would bo startling Indeed. There is ev
ery reason to believe, however, that
better conditions will prevnil In the
The corn harvester appeared in 1895,
and, although its introduction was
somewhat slow, as is tbe case with all
new ideas, the machine trade papers re
jiort that about 35,000 harvesters wero
sold during the present year, and the
demand was so great that it could not
be supplied. It Is estimated that within
a very few years the annual sales of
the corn harvester will amount to 100,-
The corn harvester and shredder
made their appearance at about the
same time and apparently to stay. The
best shredders on the market now husk
tiie corn and shred the stover In one
operation. From 8,000 to 10,000 of
these machines have been sold this sea
son, which is nearly as many as the
number of thrashing machines that are
A single shredder, like a thrashing
machine, does duty on many farms, so
that the figures representing the sales
of shredders must be read with this
fact In view in order to appreciate the
extent to which they are being availed
of. To a much larger extent, therefore,
than ever before the corn crop will in
the future be a machine crop, and the
terrible wastes connected with it in the
past, which made the economist shud
der, will measurably cease.
Crniie Petroleum Spray.
Crude petroleum seems to be effective
in controlling San Jose scale when
properly and Intelligently used.
Either a green or amber colored oil
may lie used provided It has a speclflo
gravity of not less than 43 degrees a*
n temperature of 00 degrees F.
It can only be used when the trees are
dormant. In this respect crude petro
leum and kerosene net directly opposite.
This applies especially to peach trees.
It may be used either undiluted or In
the 20 or 25 i>cr cent mixture.
News and Note*.
So great Is the confidence In the fu
ture of the goat Industry that a largo
amount of capital Is being put Into
goats by northern sheep growers.
I.os Angeles, Cal., Is said to have the
largest pigeon ranch In the world, cov
ering eight acres and sheltering In Its
lofts 15,000 birds. -
Manufacturers will ndvnnce the price
of plows 10 per cent.
The department of agriculture gives
a good character to the American spar
row, upon which Is often unfairly visit
ed the sins of Its English namesake.
The sugar crop of this year Is report
ed as nil Increase of 1,177,842 tons over
, last j.'ar, of which 023,000 tons Is of
cane f'igar and 551,(NX) Is beet sugar.
The webs of those spiders which spin
snares out of doors, as the geometrical
garden spider, are formed of two sorts
of silk, one of which Is used for the
main cables and the radiating threads,
the other for the concentric threads.
The latter are thickly studded with
minute globules of a viscous substance,
which retains the fly, gnat or moth
tlint may blunder against thein, while
the former are quite dry and harmless.
A third kind of silk IN produced by the
busy little spinner when some such
large Insect as a wasp has become en
tangled In the web and threatens to
break the delicate structure in Its strug
gles. This takes the form of an envel
oping mass, which Is suddenly produc
ed and which effectually prevents any
further gyrations on the part of the
captured Insect. Cornhill Magazine.
A Savin* Man.
Rllklnrf got married rather sudden
ly, didn't he?"
"Yes; somebody gave him a railway
pas* to Bournemouth for two, and be
didn't want to waste It."—London Tit-
Buenos Ay res is the largest elty south
of tliu equator. Rio de Jauetro comes
next, and Sydney, New Sootb Wales,
fa ft L P OO<I third