Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 24, 1902, Image 1

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kl and Nobbtee* Bt ? le of Men s Shoes r
Vi de*i£Tifl vet shown here now are
M JP*) No—Not Only the Ladies! M
WA We have low Shoes for Patent Leather Blnchers
ffl MEN. Patent Kid Blathers WA
»J BOYS and Patent Calf La< e. L 1«
IA GIRLS as well. The slickest lot of
kl QC BABIES too' Shoes in forty States.
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Patent Leather Oxfords 92
Patent Kid Bluchers . -m
f A Vici Kid Colonials Take Your Choice £1
Velour Calf Sembrich Ties VJi
Wl Wax Calf Oxford Button
LI Welt Soles or Turn Soles " 6 °"l S" fi
TA 75c to S3 00. bnt it is the only place J
to boy the newest and smartest styles. 7A
vJ We (jet more f-tyle and more wear into onr shoes at a Riven Li
f V price than any one else yon know of. W A
Ll Heavy Shoes for Farmers aDd Mechanics made to stand a loUit r m
f A manlinx and scraping, bnt GOOD LOOKERS and plentj of foe p *,
f W room, 00c to $2.00. W A
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F A The most satisfactory WA
JO A great collection of dainty, attractive and stylish goods for
0 Waists and Suits The styles and coloring are prettier than ever and •
S the fabrics more varied
}0 Fine Ginghams 10c and 12ic, Best m inch Percale 12jc PJ
5? Cbatnbray Madras 20r, Bwisfl Bilk 20c, Bilk
flfr Zephyr 25c, Mercerized Pongee 2-»c, Fancy Lace Stripes 25c, Fine
U Madras Stripes 30c. m
!5 WHITE GOOGS Many styles in fine Mercerized White g
J Goods and fine Madras tor Waist*. Dimities, India Linons and Sheer J#
J«5 white materials of all kinds are here in abundance.
Sp| Fine Mercerized Fabries 25c. 30c, 40c and 50c
Fine Madras 90e and 25c.
MI India Linons 6±c to 50c.
* CV* By all odds the greatest assortment and best
C| \sfjT~yt. values we have ever shown. Lace Curtains at 50c jpt
' lO 00 pa ' r (ir>tAUr * t aßHortul(?nt sl, 12 and |». g
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U pwV-h (L Corset Covers 25c, 50c, 75c and #1 60 jm
§n F \|/ \ Drawers 25c, 50c, 75c and $1 00
tt |V Skirts 50c. 75c, $1 00 and tip.
5 We sell the New Idea 10c Paper Patterns
M Monthly fashion sheets free. V
|L. Stein & Son ,a
The Store |
Showing of new designs in Dress Goods Etamines, Poplins. {
Prunella ( loth, Btoad Cloth, Granite Cloth, Grenadines, J
Benyalincs, Crcpcscula and Kxclusive Patterns in Foulard and ?
Fancy Waist Silks. '
Large assortment of Marie, Taflata and Fancy Wash Silks.
in all Shades.
Full and compLic line of Dress Lining, Trimmings, Velvet f
Bindings and etc. Wash Shirt Waist Suits and Waists of all <|
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5 Mail or Telephone orders when accompanied by cash or 7
® satisfactory reference promptly filled. *
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We are still giving away one of those handsome 3
! pictures with every room of wall paper.
) f Wall I'aper, and Stationery,
351 8. Main St., Next to I'ostoffice.
1 IHF.W. If: Jf JfJfllW W. HWW- & M
a Spring 4 Snmmer Weights
fi 1 Hi Have a riattiiit-ss a)x>ut tlicin that
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j 1/ I\A li// ( (late tailor only tan supply them,
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II 1 If HI If 1 where e'se can you get combina
tions, you get t etu at
G- F. KECK, Merchant Tellor,
i J 2 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed ButJer.Pa
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a*ay a cold ia tbe head
( ream Balm is placed into ths nostrils, epreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. i£ im
ir.ee.ate and a care follows. It is not drying—does
not prodace sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at. Drug
fists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
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100 N. Main Ht., Ilutlur, I'a
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w2 Everything in the
drug line.
Stop That Cough
A good many people have
thought that a cough didn't
amount to much—most excellent
people whose friends were sorry
to lose them.
Now don't make this mistake—
a cough i.s the first step toward
serious and often fatal sickness;
stop it right there.
Our White Pino and Red
Spruce Cough Balsam in 25c
bottles, has proved a marvelous
cough stopper.
'*lt always relieves, and except
in most desperate cases it always
Sold at
Reed's Pharmacy
Cor. M*in am! Jcfferton SU.. liutlcr. Pa
Goehring & Keck
For No. i Huilding-Hlocks,
All kinds of Mill-Feed,
No. i Seed Oats,
Chilled Plows and
Fine Groceries
Go to
The Extension Feed Store,
Near the V. & W. Station,
Goehring & Keck.
Eugene Morrison
attention |(iven to
Office and Shop,
Kcnr of Kaliton'* Store,
Ken)«lence No 119 Cliff St.
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OO <o+o-t<~ *v*v*o>ovo*o*o*o*o*<
Bay " remarke<i
Elsie, "that people
M b alwu >' B ' ee ' P Hrtlcu '
I larly well Just be
a IjJ fore tbey die. Do
{2.r JrrQ you remember Bern
hardt In 'Camills,'
the very last words
before she dies In Arinand's arms: "I
shall live! Ah, how well I feel!' How j
Ici led when she said that! And then
Gaston says, 'She sleeps.' Isn't that a
lovely scene?"
"As It came to your mind at this mo- ;
inont," said Brenda, "I Joyfully infer
that you are feeling very much better." j
"You must think I am silly to talk i
so mucb about dying." said Elsie. "1 j
am soggy with sentimentality."
"You have mentioned it on Just four i
occasions," said Brenda, "Including
this, but It seems often to us because
we don't wish to lose you and to your
self because really and truly you don't
wish to die. On the whole, you have
been as cheerful as any girl could pos
sibly be under the circumstances, and
as for your sentimentality, my dear,
I'd give the world to have some of It
"I was going to say," continued El
sie. "that my motive for continually
harping on it Is that you may know 1
am not afraid, and afterward ycu may
tell Mr. Alden."
This exchange of pleasantries upon a
cheerful subject occurred during the
time when Kendall was experimenting
with the white mice.
"I must have been pretty near It the
last time," said Elsie. "It was double.
I scarcely knew what was the matter
' when it began, even though I'd fainted
such a little while before. It was like
drifting, drifting away. You are sur
prised. You think you must stop, and
before you really have time to be
frightened you are gone. But I waked
Just for a second—Just long enough to
remember and realize; then down,
down, down, sideways to the left there,
away from the room and the
light. The last was a sensation that
they were lowering tne into the ground.
But I'm going to be cremated. You've
promised me that, Brenda."
Then, catching the expression of
amused horror —lf that can be —on
Brenda's face, she laughed with the
most delicious and clear sound, like
the singing of birds.
"Oh, but It hurts to laugh," she said.
"You mustn't make mo do It"
"I?" cried Brenda. "You're the first
that ever accused me of being amus
"Do you know," said Elsie, "that of
the two of us you're the blue one? It's
much nfdre cheerful to talk about
dying Mian to 'roast' oneself as you
"Boasting Is popularly supposed to
be one step beyond dying," replied
Brenda. "But I suppose the roasting
you mean I* the saying of uncompli
mentary things. My child, I can't help
It; I suffer by contrast."
"With me?" cried Elsie. "Now you
really are umuslng. If I had your hair
and eyes! Well, that's absurd, of
course. do you know I lie here
I wn
He earns back with a tumbler.
Imitating your way*, your calm, gen
tle, aweet way of doing tilings? I'm
studying you, Brendn, and If I were to
play a society part again you'd seat
Thin In the way you my: 'Good morn-
Ing, Dr. Kendall. • • • Ah. thank you
so much. • • • Shall we nee you again
WOOD V ♦ • • Goodby.' You make all
the little thltiga mean something. That's
dignity, personality. I haven't any more
than a blade of graaa, but I'm gaining
ou It. If I live another week, I ahull
die and go to Daniel Frohman's No. 1
company Instead of to heaven. I'd
"Do 1 apeak like that when I addreaa
Dr. Kendall?" aald Itrendu, with a
slight. access of color. "Well, It may
be ao. You are very clever, my door."
"Thla IN the way you hold your
arma when you walk," said Rial*,
"lan't that pretty? Of course I can't
do It very well lying down, but see the
lingers and the eaae of the wrlat.
Were you tauKht to do that'/"
"I used to have a governess who waa
crazy on Delsurte," replied lironda.
"But ahe presently went crazy on all
other subjects alao, and we had to aeud
the poor thing to an Institution. I waa
not aware of my debt to her."
"You owe her a great deal," aald El
ale- "I wish I'd had a lunatic of that
kind In my family. 1 couldn't afford to
have much teaching. Of courae I bad
some, but when I found what «y
mother wax enduring In order to pay
for It—well, I took an cugagemeut with
the first thing that came along. And It
waa a barnstorming crew! We gave
Mix playa a week, and I had to learn a
long part lu every one of them. Tbo
Second Monday, In the afternoon, the
leading lady came Into my room and
found me huddled up on the floor In
the corner gibbering Juat gibbering,
that wan all worda out of all tbo
plays, ax ahe tuld mo afterward, all
jumbled together, aud I waa croaa eyed
wllh alttlug up all night atudylug un
der little flickering gaa Jets. Yea, that'a
the way she found me, and the room
was an cold aa u burn too. I bad tbo
bed <|ullt wrapped around my shout
der* and my arm through a hole lu It.
"The li-adlng lady yelled to the Ju
venile man, and be really waa Juvenile
• about IH, aa I remember. Hbe aald,
'<<o get a gin MH of brandy I' The Ju
venile man went down to the bar and
'"ttnie back with a taniWfcr sdlM MEL
He had to carry it carefully in order
keep from spilling any. The leading
lady was a temperance woman. She
never touched a drop of wine, and, in
fact sbe was a regular straltlaced
New England pilgrim, but somebody
had told her once that brandy was
good for the thing that 1 had—'white
brain,' we call It. The Juvenile man
didn't know how much brandy a per
son ought to take, and I—well, I didn't
know auything. So I drank It all, and
then I lay down on the bed, and the
leading lady covered me with every
thing she could find, and pretty Boon
the bed got up and aiood on the celling,
and 1 didn't care at aIL
"When It came time to go to the the
ater (lirenda. It's disgraceful, but 1
was no—so drunk that I couldn't walk
straight) the leading lady got me up
and told the Juvenile man to walk me
around the block, and he walked me
around nbout fifty times In the snow.
We were in a little Minnesota town,
and It had snowed for a week. Wheu
he took me to the theater, I was per
fectly sober, and I didn't care for any
thing. I had no troubles whatever. 1
walked up to the atage manager, and 1
said cheerfully, 'Well, what do we play
tonight?' He told me, and I couldn't
remember ever to have heard of It, but
I got out my part and studied It while
I was making up.
"When I went on, I knew aboat half
of my first scene, which was the lon
gest one I had in the play. But 1 didn't
tare. I'd always been troubled with
stage fright more or leas, but not this
time—not a fright. When I forgot. I
waited calmly for the prompter, who
•was off left having a fit By and by 1
had to go acroaa right and sit down by
a table. I knew i couldn't hear the
prompter there, so I walked over and
got the table and dragged It clear across
the iiage, and the audience applauded
because I did it so naturally.
"Then I went crazy, and what hap
pened afterward I scarcely know. But
when I came off after the thrilling cli
max of the scene I fell into the lead
ing lady's arms, and she bugged me up
tight She said: 'Tou never played so
well as that before. Tou were like
Julia Marlowe.' And she kissed me on
both cheeks. Julia Marlowe was my
Idol then, and I cried with heavenly
Joy on the leading lady's neck. That's
all true. Just as It happened, Brenda,
and I never bad stage frlgbt after
"Poor little Elsie!" said Brenda, klaa-
Ing her. "It was & hard achool where
yon were taught."
"It wna," said Elsie. "Yet I think I
wooldu't have amounted to much any
way. llow could any mortal man fall
to «ee the difference between yon and
"My child," said Brenda, "no man
can. Why, the brass knobs on the
posts of this bed know the difference be
tween you and mo— the vital, essential
difference. They love you In their lit
tle brass hearts. Everybody loves you.
Dr. Kendall, for a cold blooded sawyer
of bones who could Amputate my head
without a trace of emotion, takes your
hand with the sternal reverence of
man for woman, and when he glvea
you pain I can see his own heart
•brink. Bat he treats me as If I were
a gentleman whom he bad met at the
Elsie opened her eyes so wide that
they seemed to light the room as she
•tared at Brenda, whose cheeks were
flushed by her unusual earnestness.
"I am glad to bear you speak Uk«
that." she said.
Brenda rose and walked across to
tb* window. Then she returned to the
bed and took Elsie's hand.
"I am going to open my heart to
you," she said. "It waa uot because
Clarence Alden preferred you to me
that 1 lost my self control that last
day. I cared uothlug for you. despised
you; I admitted no comparison. It
wns because, though the Intensity of
bis own nature for a time deceived
him, he never really loved me at all.
Nobody ever loved me. I am called
good looking, even a beauty. In the
society columns of the papers, and I
am so rich that I have attracted many
men. But uot one of them waa able to
present even a creditable counterfeit
of love (though some of them could
counterfeit almost anything else, from
good breeding to the national cur
rency) until Mr. Alden entered the
llats. That's hardly fair to him; bs
was sincere, but mistaken."
"Yet I didn't have at all the feeling
that I have now," she continued. "It
was only thst last day that I became
enraged, mostly at myself. It Is since
I have come here, since I have known
you, the most womanly of God's crea
tures, that I have had some true com
prehension of my own lack, some hon
est sorrow for It"
"Only since you have been here,"
■aid Elsie. "How remarkable! But,
Brenda, It Is sweet of you to talk this
wsy to me. and I am so glad, ao very
glad! llow long have you known Dr.
Kendall 7'
"What a queer question!" said Bren
da. "A Ixiut two years, but we haven't
met a dozen times. By the way, be Is
going to be married."
"Llo Is going to bo married I" exclaim
ed Elsie. "To whomr
"I don't know," Brenda replied.
"From something he said tbe other
day, I Judge there's a difficulty. I don't
know the lady's name."
"Well." said Elsie, letting her head
■lnk back on the pillow aa one relieved,
"you will when It happens."
"If yon mean that he caree anything
for mo, you aro qulto mistaken." said
Brenda. "Ills manner when he Is In
this room should show that 1 am
nothing- a piece of furniture. Do you
know. It has Inspired mo with some
thing like Jealousy—Jeslousy merely of
the difference between you and me,
which Is tho theme we started with."
"I'll show you what Dr. Kendall
tblnke of that difference." said Elsie.
"Walt till he comes In hero again. I'll
suggest tbst you're going away, and
then you watch hlin. He'll know that
I'm Kolug to stsy till I'm carted away.
But watch him."
"You must not do It," said Brenda.
But Elsie Insisted that she should, and
they were still having a cheerful little
quarrel about It when they were Inter
rupted by Kendall'a familiar rap.
The doctor entered, looking very serl
one, but hla brow cleared at the eight
of Elsie.
"Upon ray word," be aald, approach
ing tbe bed, 'you are tbe miracle of out
"I am ao weO," replied Elsie. "that
Bread* Is thinking of deserting me."
Ktodall bad been holding Hlsle'i
bend. He dropped it and slowly
straightened bis tall figure till be stood
erect. The dead white mice seemed to
be dancing before Ms eyea
"Ton can't mean It," be ssld, and his
ffcee was blalsb gray as be tbougbt of
the certain Inference that Elmendorf
would draw from Brenda's departure
at this time. "Brenda"— he began, "1
truly beg yoar pardon"—
"That is my name," she said, "and 1
shall always answer when you speak
"1 thank you from my heart" said
bai "And—Brenda, you mustn't go—
not now. 1 can't explain. I was taken
unaware and may have said too mucb
already. Upon my soul. I don't know
what 1 bare said. But don't leave us
la hU ezcltsmsnt his vote* broke in a
qnesr little sob.
"I had ao Idea," said Brenda, "that
say presence was so important"
"1 can't think of anything earthly
that Is more Important than your pres
ence here." he said, with such impress
ive earnestneaa as would have carried
convlc»i«n to any woman's heart.
"This must seem strange to you, this
sudden outburst, but I am nervous,
overstrained. You must pardon me. I
cannot tell you all I mean"—
"Go on," said Elsie. "Don't ruind
And she put her fingers Into her ears.
Then for the first time Kendall com
prehended the preposterous construc
tion of which his words were suscepti
ble. Ills face suddenly biased with col
"We—we really need you," be stam
mered, "both of us. Tell me that you
will stay."
"1 had no intention of going," said
Brenda in a' strauge nnd stifled voice.
"It was enly E.ale's Joke."
"Thank heaven!" exclaimed Kendall,
and he took both of Brenda's bands. "I
"I have i/our promlaeT' tald %e.
can't be sure of what you think I mean,
but"—and be threw back his head with
a fine, strong air—"whatever it Is, I
mean It from the bottom of my soul!"
tie still held her bands, but not at all
in the society faahloa which Brenda
bad recently deprecated.
"I have your promise?" said he.
"1 can't be sure of what you mean,"
she answered, amlllng, "but wbatevor
It is you have ttT'
Tbey looked straight Into each oth
er's eyes for a moment. Then they
laughed together like happy chil
dren. Kendall's hands closed more
tightly upon hers. He released tbem
gently and Inclined his bead as be
turned and left the room.
"Well, considering that that was only
a little Joke," said Elsie, "I don't think
1 ever saw so much for ths money."
"What could the man have meant?"
exclaimed Brenda.
"He probably meant," aald Elsie,
"that you were nothing more to blm
than n geutieraan whom be bad met at
the club."
(TO •> oowriwuaa.)
Coaldn't He Mlitakaa.
A Derbyshire sijuire recently Invited
some I.ondon friends down for a little
shooting. One of the sportsmen, after
shooting for three hours without suc
cess, was considerably annoyed by the
keeper In attendance on blm repeating
after every miss, "I can't be mistaken,
"For goodness sake, be quiet!" be at
last shouted. "What do you mean
with your everlasting 'I can't be mis
taken?' "
"Well, air." waa the reply, "If you
'adn't pnt a few ahota through my 'at,
peppered both my lega for me and pop
ped a full charge Into my right foot I'm
blowed If I ahouldn't think aa 'ow you
waa a-flrln' with blank cartridges!"—
London Anawera.
Rtfil Maaeota.
Moat of the aoverelgn houaea of Eu
rope jioasess one or more rellca which
they regard aa maaeota. The houae of
ttonaparte poaaenaea the boota and lit
tle bat of Napoleon I. The flolienzol
lerna preaerve ploualy the gray leather
breechea worn by the Uurggrave Fred
eric when he entered bla inargravlate of
lirandenburg. There la alao at Hana
Koucl the cane which Frederick the
Great carried at the battle of Hoabacb.
The Romanoffs cherlah the carpenter'*
toola of Peter the Great, und tho fetich
of the Hapahurga la the ahoe which tho
horae of Count Itudolph caat at the
moment when the envoys from the
rclchatag announced to him bla election
aa German emperor.
1 aunpaiili Are Valuable.
Few persona knew how very naefnl
aoapauda prove when employed aa ma
nure. Applied to the roota of vlnea,
fruit treea. roses, etc., they Impart a
vigor und a rapidity of growth which
are perfectly surprising. No one who la
ao lucky aa to have a garden should
waate this valuable form of manure.
It la an excellent plan to have a large
tub a»<! put tbo soapsuds and dirty
water Into It till required upon the
Carljrle Would Talk.
Professor lllackle said of ("arlyle: "I
admired bla genius. Ilut how he would
talk, talk, talk, and give nobody a
chance to put In a word! One night I
actually abook him. Ilia wife had been
trying all the evening to aay some
thing, but there wna not the amalleat
chance. I took hold of tilui and ahook
him. saying. your wife speak, you
monster)' llut It was of no use."
Uektaa Ftrwarl.
Old Itiilllou (ou Ida deathbed) All my
property If * Hied to you but I'ui afraid
my children by my llrat wife will make
a conical, and then the lawyers will
yci ||
Voting Wife Don't worry, my love.
I en;i easily tlx that. I'll marry one of
the lawyers.—New York Weekly.
Maa'a C*n«ele»ee Awry.
"The average miii'a conscience." aald
the Tobuccoiilal to the Wooden Indian.
"Is (I'll! Still N mil 11 voice vvltlilll Ills
brenst nli cit ICIIH Iti Hl lie wouldn I be
0* llicilll n* Ills « lie'* relatives are eVi'U
K he knew bow." Hyrncuae Uersld.
Far Irrigators la a Small War—D»*
talli of Coastractloa.
The use of a leveling triangle was
luggeated to small Irrigators In Cali
fornia many years ago by a prominent
Irrigation engineer. It Is constructed in
this way:
The three pieces A B, B C and C A
*re made fast to each other at A, B and
C. The board 3 D Is fastened to ihe
triangle at right angles to A C. An or
dinary carpenter's square used In the
construction of the apparatus will In
sure sufficient accuracy In the position
of B I). Near B, on the board B D. a
plumb line Is made fast. The plumb
bob, like a mason's plumb bob, bangs
In a hole, so that when B D Is vertical
the string hangs very near the surface
of the board B D. When B D Is exact
ly vertical, A C Is exactly horizontal If
the angles at D are true righs angles.
The dimensions of the triangle may
If' about as follows: A C, 12 feet long;
A B, about 7 feet 3 inches; C B, about
10 feet; B D, about 0 feet long. Other
dimensions will do as well, the essen
tial features being the straight board
A C and the board B I) nt right angles
to It and near enough to one end of A
C.for the man carrying that end of the
triangle to see accurately the position
of the plumb line. The board B D
should not be less than four feet long
or the plumb line will be too short to
give satisfactory results. It will fre
quently be found convenient to have a
scale of feet marked off on A O.
In marking on the board Ik D the
line 111 which the plumb line will hang
when A C Is exactly horizontal consid
erable care Is required. Two pegs are
driven Into the ground as far apnrt as
A and C for these points to rest on.
The highest one is driven into the
ground until the plumb line follows
about the center line of the board B 1).
Having marked this i>ositlon of the
plumb line, the triangle Is reversed so
that the end B rests on the peg where
before we had the end C, and vice
versa. Should the plumb line make an
angle with the llrst line marked on the
l>oard, then the correct position will be
exactly In the middle between these
two lines. This point should be per
manently marked on the board B D.
In using the triangle when the plumb
line passes through thl* point the base
of the triangle will be level.
Money In Potatoes.
Small crops often prove a blessing
to the few expert growers, although a
bad thing for the general run of farm
ers, remarks an American Cultivator
writer. A full crop of potatoes when
prices are high, as they have been this
year, will net higher profits per acre
than any other crop that we can grow,
and even a three-quarters crop should
yield a profit sufficient to pay big
wages. Therefore we find plenty of
growers not at all discouraged over the
past season's results. On the contrary,
they aro more convinced than ever that
there is money In potatoes, but more
especially In Intensive, modern culture.
One such season In the past Is enough
to convince many of this. A high yield
of excellent market potatoes can be ac
complished only through Intensive cul
ture in good seasons, but when the
weather, seed and Insects aro all
agulnst the crop one Is then particular
ly thankful that nothing has been left
undone to get the best from the soli.
s The Tobaoeo Seed Bed.
Make the seed bed fine and friable
three or four inches deep, advises
American Agriculturist. Make the bed
six feet wide and as long as required.
Sow one tablespoonful of seed to the
square rod. More seed makes spindling
plants. To Insure even seeding mix the
seed with corn or cottonseed meal, and
as It Is sown over tho bed a more per
fect sowing may be obtained on ac
count of Its color. After sowing run a
heavy hand roller over the bed or plank
It. firming the soil Is essential to suc
cess, as a compact surface retains mois
ture. Apply the following once a week
until plants thoroughly cover the soil:
Three bushels of poultry dropplugs
placed In a large barrel and filled with
soft water. After a week's fermenta
tion the liquid is ready to dilute with
warm water In a proportion of one of
liquid to ten of water. This will stimu
late the plants without delaying a good
healthy development.
Ittdlni With Clover.
When clover Is sown early In fhe
rprlng on the crop of wheat or other
winter grain, it may cost nothing but
the price of the seed, which Is not
much, whether ten or fifteen pounds Is
used to the acre, and the labor of sow
ing, yet we would prefer to Increase Its
rost by going over the wheat with n
light or smoothing harrow before sow
ing the clover seed, sujrs American Cul
tivator. This will benefit wheat or rye
If done at the right time, when tho
ground Is not wet enough to cause the
bsrrow to sink too deep and uproot the
plnnts. This makes a good seed bed for
the clover, and in a day or two after
the first rain the little plants will Im
■eliding their roots down Into the soil.
4 V»rr Valuable In Karfl
llarr and Itlrla In l.lma.
Thomas slag, also known as plioe
[ihatlc slag, basic slsg, odorless phos
phate and Thomas phosphate powder, i
Is a byproduct In the manufacture of
•teel from phosphatlc ores by the basic
; ,r J'horuas process, In which phospho
rus Is eliminated from the pig Iron by
menus of a basic (rich In lime) lining to
the bessemer converters and by adding
lime to the molten pig Iron. The slag
Is therefore rich In lime about l!i peri
cent In tlie free state and 40 per cent
combined with otlivr substances.
The phosphoric add contents of the
product as found In the market aro
very variable, ranging from 10 to 30
per cent of phosphoric acid. In g*j<l
■lag SO per cent of this phosphoric acid
should be mailable, as shown by the
chemical methods of determining
Bash' slag Is not suited to the manu
facture of superphosphates and Is
therefore generally used without any
treatment except One grinding. Pur
chasers of slate should Insist on Its be
ing very finely ground, aa the value of
the material depends largely on lis fine
ueaa. _ _
Many of the stations have examined
the product, and a number of them
have < xpcrimentrd with it as a ferti-
I y.t r. Thcs,' experiments h.sve shown it
tu be a very valuable ;>ht>sphatie fer
tilizer anil on account of Its high per
centage of lime especially suited to use
011 r.cid soils and those rich In organic
tnauer. It would not be wise to use It
freely on poor sandy soils deficient in
organic matter.
Slag appears to be especially suited
to leguminous crops. Six hundred to a
thousand pounds p«r acre is considered
a liberal dressing. It should not be
mixed with ammonium sulphate before
use, since Its high percentage of free
lime Is likely to cause a loss of ammo
nia by volatilization. Mixtures of the
slug with other salts, such as muriate
of potash and nitrate of soda, cake
badly and are difficult to handle and
distribute uulformly.
Alfalfa In New Jersey,
According to Professor Voorhes of
New Jersey, the successful establish
ment of alfalfa requires—
First, that the surface soil shall be
well supplied with the mineral ele
ments, lime phosphoric acid and pot
ash: second, that during the early
growth of the crop the weeds should
be frequently cut; third, that the crops
should be harvested preferably Just be
fore the plants are In blossom.
The crop Is well adapted for soiling
and for hay. The average yield of
green forage per acre for three years,
Including the first year, was 18.27 tons,
equivalent to 4.57 tons of hay. The
yield the third year from flve cuttings
was 20.0 tons of green forage, equiva
lent to C.05 tons of hay, costing $3.08
per ton.
A feeding experiment showed that
the protein In alfalfa hay could be auc
cessfuliy and profitably substituted in
a ration for dairy cows for that con
tained In wheat bran and dried brew
ers' grains and for this purpose is
worth Jll.lfl per ton when compared
with the wheat bran and dried brewers'
grain at sl7 per ton.
The use of alfalfa hay reduces the ne
cessity for the purchase of protein
Device For Tightening Fence,
A correspondent sends to the Ohio
Farmer an Illustration of a fence
stretcher which he says Is "a powerful
one too." A is a round rod six or seven
feet long and from one and a half to
two inches in diameter, with a ring or
clevis at P, to which are fastened two
log chains, D, D, which are attached to
stukes. E, E. driven In the ground. B
Is n piece of gaspipe large enough to
turn freely on rod A, with lower end
resting on a large washer, C, to keep It
from settling into the ground. F Is a
chain attached by grip or otherwise to
the fence wire to be stretched. EL Is a
crowbar put through the ring on chain
Fund propelled around the rod A,
which causes fhe chain to wind around
the gaspipe, which turns .with the le
ver, winding the chain around, capstan
fashion. The amount of strain is limit
ed only by the strength of material!
and of operator.
Potatoes Plant** larlraai >»rartl.
Many farmers plant potatoes late in
the season In order to avoid In part the
ravages of tbs potato bug, and thore Is
no question about there being some
advantage in this respect. But If con
tinued experiments demonstrate that
early plantlug and thorough spraying
will Increase the crop from fifty to a
hundred bushels per acre over late
planting aud little or no spraying It
would seem a wise policy to plant ear
ly and protect the plants by spraying,
says Professor L. A. Clinton of New
For Karl? Peas.
For early peas we like to put a good
quantity of manure on the soil and
plow It In not very deep. Then furrow
out nbout as deep as plowed, work a
little good fertiliser Into the drill and
sow seed rather thickly, not filling the
furrow quite level full over the seed,
but raking u little moro earth around
the plants when up, aaya American
Weill ngtoa's Coolness.
The Duke of Wellington was one day
sitting at his library table when the
door opened and without any an
nouncement In stalked a figure of sin
gularly 111 omen.
"Who are you?" asked the duke In
his short and dry manner, looking up
without the slightest chauge of coun
tenance upon the Intruder.
"I nut Apollyon. I am sent here to
kill you."
"Kill me? Very odd."
"I am Apollyon and must put you to
" 'Billed to do It today?"
"I am not told tho day or the hour,
but I must do my mission."
"Very Inconvenient; very busy; great
many letters to write. Call again or
write hie word. I'll be ready for you."
The duke then went on with his cor
respondence. The maniac, appalled
probably by the stern, immovable old
gentleman, backed out of the room aud
In half an hour was In an asylum.
A mind Man's Perception.
One of the priests of St. Francis Xa
vler's church devotes himself to work
among the blind and the deaf and
dumb. He snys that, contrary to tho
general Impression, the blind are pecul
iarly happy and fond of Jokes.
Illustrative of this, not long since
a blind acquaintance of his whose ro
malnlng senses, like that of all blind,
are exceptionally keen, was In a room
where were some lady visitors. Final
ly one of the ladles left.
"What remarkably white and perfect
teeth that lady has!" laughingly re
marked the blind man.
"Why, how do you know?" asked
Father Htadelman.
"Because for the laat tin If hour she
has done nothing, but laugh!"— New
York Times.
(.eaves tar 4 For Payer.
I.eaves of trees were used for writing
purposes very early by the Egyptians
and probably by the (Irecks. The Hin
doo* continued the use of this material
until within a few centuries. Even at
the present time l>ooks of leaves are
nut uncommon In the south of India
and the Island of Ceylot). The leaves of
Some Asiatic trees, from their size and
smoothness, are admirably adapted for
books. If we may Judge from the uams
"leaf" being still applied to the paper
of books, we should imagine these
leaves to have been formerly the prin
cipal material la use.
No 17
•Ilk Cottoa Tr»i.
Although the silk cotton tree is a na
tive of South America, there is one
specimen of it in Nassau, Bahama is
lands. that has flourished wonderfully
and Is one of the greatest curiosities
on the Island. It was planted mora
than 200 years ago by John Miller.
The roots seem to be unable to find
their way down after the manner of
ordinary roots and so swell up like
great buttresses radiating round the
trunk of the tree, rising from the
ground to a height of from six ta
twelve feet. They reach out to irregu
lar distances, gnarled and twisted In
the most curious fashion. They turn
and bend and double a point in all
sorts of unexpected ways and make
dark hollows aed ravines, where the
darkles believe the elves and glomes
make their home.
The great pods are filled with a
fine, soft fleece of silk, which the na
tives use for filling their pillows and
mattresses. There are several speci
mens of the tree on the Island of New
Providence, but this one is monarch of
them all.
A Fir That Kills Horses.
All white men who visit regions In
Africa infested by the tsetse fly have
much to say about it There Is now
evidence that the tsetse Is moving
gradually to more northern regions,
and the cause is supposed to be that
South Afqfc-a la depleted of its large
game, much of which is moving noi th
ward to get away from hunters, and
the tsetse fly is going with 1L
The insect Is only a little larger than
the ordinary house fly, and It resem
bles® the honeybee. Its sting is hardly
as annoying as that of the mosquito,
but near the base of the proboscis Is a
little bag which contains Its poison. It
lives on the blood of animals, and only
a few species are fatally affected by
Its bite. Cattle, horses and dogs, how
ever, cannot live when bitten by the
tsetse fly. Natives who herd cattle
and travelers who depend on horses
and oxen must avoid the fly regions or
lose their stock. For human beings its
bite has no serions consequences.
To Promote Marriages.
It Is a superstition in some parts of
England that after a young couple
have departed for their honeymoon hot
water should be poured on the thresh
old in order that other marriages may
follow. With this end In view the
bride's girl friends will sometllnes
drench the doorstep with botling wa
ter from kettles heated for tho purpose
of keeping the threshold warm, snys
Home Notes.
In Iceland another plan Is In vogue.
There the bride, on reaching her hus
band's house, has to give a dinner
cooked with her own hands to show
how well she has been instructed In
the parental home. If she succeed in
pleasing the guests, her Bklll does not
only redound to her own honor, but
also to that of her whole family, aud
her sisters, having shared In her edu
cational advantages, are considered
likely to make good wives.
A Menace to Teasels.
The Action of the mysterious load
stone mountain which drew the nails
out of ships that approached near
enough has a certain foundation in
fact, says the Blecle, only the fact lins"
suffered by expansion. On the coast of
Norway, near Juedern, there Is a sand
dune of nearly three-quarters of a mile
In length. The sand Is mixed with par
ticles of loadstone, and when a ship
comes In the vicinity the compass be
comes irregular, and the vessel Is en
tangled In a kind of whirlpool and
thrown ashore.
Lavoisier's Death.
Without the contrasted patience of
moral and physical pain there are men
of high Intellect for whom the latter
has no terrors. The chemist Lavoisier
was summoned during the reign of
terror in France to his death. He
calmly requested a few dnya In order
to see the result of some experiments
which he lind in progress—ln vain. This
great philosopher of bis day fell an im
mediate martyr to the political necessi
ties of the ruthless tyrant Robespierre.
Turtle B((i.
Turtle eggs are an acquired taste
with most people, although they are
not so with bears. They have a rough,
yellow yolk and a white like any other
egg, but yon can cook them for a year
and the white part will remain liquid.
Notice a curious dimple In tho sldo of
each one. If you squeeze It out, tho
dimple appears on tho other side, aud
you can uever get hold of a turtle egg
which hasn't got a dimple in It
A Wnsted Snnb.
Clarice—Katharine Is aiwaya looking
out for Important people, so I deter
mined not to uotlce her at Mrs. Chic's
Clarence—llow did It work?
Clarice—Oh, she didn't even notice
that I didn't notice her. Brooklyn
The Maddening Printer.
"I wish to say to tho congregation,"
said a country clergyman lately, "that
tho pulpit Is not responsible for tho er
ror of the prlntrr on tho tickets for tho
concert In tho Sunday school room.
The concert Is for tho benefit of tho
srch fund, not for tho arch fiend."
llrsrntfnl Man.
"What did ho say when you promised
to be a sinter to him?"
"He looked at mo earnestly for a mo
ment or two and then said thnt it
would be much more connlntent If I
would make It an aunt."—Cleveland
Plalu Denier.
lie Stooped.
A little girl's father bad a round bald
spot on top of his head. Kissing bltn
at bedtime not long ago, she snld:
"Stoop down, popsy, dear; I wnnt to
kiss tho plnco where the lining shows."
Kept It Dark.
Miss Rockxey—Oh, papa, when tho
count asked your consent did you grow
sentlnientnl anil tell him that I was all
you hnd left?
Old Ilocksey—No, my dear. If thnt
wns the case, I guess bo wouldn't have
wanted you.—Judge.
A Slap at Tratfltloa.
Dorothy—Wlist did you and your
mother-in-law fall out about, KUty?
Kitty—Oh, she never liked me after
the heard me say that no husband of
mlue should ever wear homemade
shirts.-Detroit Free Press.
Conld Take His Chaleo.
Conchmiiu (driving stout old man on
a lonely road In n very high wind) —
Please, sir, will you "old the 'arses
while 1 run nfter my 'at, or will you
•■un nfier my 'at while I 'old the 'orses?
As It Slrnek the Poet.
"The first writing wn* done on stone,"
remarked the wise man nt dinner.
"Urent gracious! Think of the post
ng»!" Involuntarily exclaimed the rl*
Ing poet, with n shudder thnt rattled
the dishes.