Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 17, 1902, Image 1

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Prices Prevail |
Although all man= |
ufacturers' prices |
have advanced. |
' bonghi *t -.id *. Will »*• BOA it D.S—ranging •in price H
i sold at a saving of 15 per cent. from sl3 to S7O. m
4 IRON BEDS—froiu pi 00 to $35. U
NEW PATTERNS in CARPETS ' A choice green for only *«.00. -i
I —Hie t "at i:< pair -all-wool In- Another ronnd top—m two g
L'lain-, at I'i'i - shades of green—beautiful de- ■
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DRESHERS at $7.00, #9.00, $10.0!) NEW WARDROBES—from sll g
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I Come In and Compare, |
BROWN &• CO., |
Bell Phone 1"5. (across from Duffy'3 store,; Butler. Pa. U
Newest Novelties fc?
$ The Modern Store 3
is now making clearance nale*. in every department, and you will miss
Tv many bargain* if you remain away from this store even for a day.
Ip 'Queen" Undermuslins' Sale
now in full swing. These are the finest garments made and the entire Oj)
*T. lot will be sold at 4*c, and 5Se each. Every garment is perfect.
Wash Goods Sacrificed. #
•V One lot Wash Underskirt*. 42c. Corded Wanh .Silks, best quality, 38c.
Wash Fabrics i.t cut prices.
Traveling Bags, good ones, $1.25 and $1.50. Solid leather Suit cases,
00, $:5.5<» and $4 <*). You can't duplicate these prices in the large cities,
#? The headgear we have sent out has made us a multitude of friends, so
U that we have done an unprecedented, business, and our present prices £
™ will lead yon to get a new hat, even if you do think you might worry
•0 along with the old one. Prices have been cut in two on the verv best.
fS Men's Furnishings Department Uk
V. is full of all the latest and finest that well-dressed men want these days,
Ok and the prices have been clipped to snit4.be season of the year. mk
% Co., "
fhohes ; :^ I V s d - //I Mail Orders Solicited
5 POSTOFFICE BOX ) ft-fc-l
$ Plan of Lots. \
lots for sale at 10
j cent off market price. j
S Next to Savings Bank. 108 S. MAIN ST. c
I Will Cor\tir\ue < >
Sacrii'ice Sale I!
Prices same as four days of last week. The I
stock is still large, full of big values in |'
Seasonable i|>
Merchandise ]i[
Just the tiling you are in need of to finish your { <■
Summer out-fit for sea short, mountain or lake
trips. Prices on some odd lots even less than X
those of last week. X
Sacrifice Sale Clotsets 0
JULY 31st. X
Mrs. J. E. ZimmermanJ
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rl f*l L // 1A mark the wearer, it won't do to
■ / \ I/C7 ('•II |w wear the last year's output. You
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iff )\SK j*-' yfl j-. date tailor only tail supply tlieni,
/ 1/ Y I nli I (7 if you want not only the latest |!
I I (II i I things iri cut and fit and work
» I If ( (li \ ninnship, the finest in durability,
j £ 111 11 t where can you get combina
-1 K In if t tions, you get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
I*2 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler,Pa
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cleanses, soothes and hcaJa f m
the diseased membrane.
It enrescatarrh and drives
away a cold in the head
<'r.-am Balm is placed into the nostrils,spreads
over the membrane ant! is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a care follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
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'A ?1
M Beef. Iron and Wine
is the
' Best Tonic 1
Blccxl Purifier. >1
} Price, 50c pint 4
L Prepared and
9 A sol<l only at .V
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'<jj Johnston s M
51 Crystal M
N Pharmacy, 19
It. M. LOO AN, Ph. O .
ICtf N. Main St., Butler, Pa,
V Both 'Phones W 2
Everything in the W
drug line. rj
When you are sick and A
want your prescriptions filled A
bring them or send them to 3*
No. 21 3,we will deliver themJC
at your door, t.o extra charge. JL
We have a new full line of jf
drugs the best that money V
can buy. We handle nothingV
but the best. Good doctorsV
and pure drugs go hand in©
y hand. You can not get re-®
Q.suits from cheap
Qlf you had the best doctor in A
So if you wish purcQ
arid good
Xbuy your medicine at No.JC
2C213 South Main Street. X
O Pharmacy, o
X Successor to A
Eugene Morrison
Special attention given to
Office and Shop,
Rear of Ralston's Store,
Resilience No. 119 Cliff St.
i'copte a Phone 451.
Big Wall Paper Store,
Next to Postoffice.
Special bargains in Wall Paper,
Window Blinds and Room Mould
ings. Farmers find good accom
modation and satisfaction here.
'Phone 453. 251 S. Main St.
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By P. Y. BLACK J [
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a Copyrlyl.i rtoi.
O /{)/ the >. S. McClurt Cumpanu
"It was a shameful trap," he said,
"011 the part of my people. The doctors
were very careless in their diagnosis.
To shut me up in a place like this was
really too bad. In a very short time,
however, 1 expect to leave."
"Oh. dear," she thought, her eyes
dimming, "they all say that! To think
that the poor ir in will never, never,
never leave. "I am so glad—for you,"
she said aloud. "You will be over
"Oh, I—yes. But do you know this
sat;it:irium is not so bad."
"Do you mean," she said gently, sur
prised, "that you will— er— have any re
grets in leaving?"
"No." he said. "n«t exactly that, of
course—not regrets, so far as concerns
myself, for it is so humiliating to be
committed, you know." He paused.
"But," he went on, "even in asylums
one makes friends, and-one regrets—
for them."
He looked down with a tenderness
and a pity he could not hide, and she
blushed. a;.d for a moment there was
silence. Then she said, with an ob
viously strained laugh:
"We are friends, of course, Mr. St.
John. What an awful existence it
would be here if one had no sympa
thetic friends! But you must not regret
no much on my account. In a very
short time I think my friends will take
me home."
He choked a groan before she could
hear it.
"The poor little thing!" he thought.
"They all say that. And that decent
young fellow, the doctor, assures me
her case is very puzzling and her
friends fear incurable. I am so glad
for you." he said. "Would it not be
jolly If we became friends in the world
as we hav* been when out of the
Then he blamed bimstlf again.
"If she really likes me," he thought,
"and 1 think the unhappy child does. 1
should never had sakl that. It is cruel,
brutal, to put such thoughts In her
She was looking at him with the
tearful 'smile we essay when we en
courage one who does not realize that
death Is near.
"It would be nice—very nice indeed."
They were silent again, each sorrow
ing for the other.
There were many other patients
strolling on the lawns or sitting In the
summer houses, patients of all kinds,
from the shaky narcomaniac to the op
timistically cheerful paretic. Attend
ants, male and female, moved unobtru
sively among them.
Miss Tracy and St. John stood to
gether, silent now and unostentatiously
observant. A sturdily built (all the at
tendants were that) man was taking a
patient to the Iron barred house. He
did not do It violently. He did It as one
may see a policeman occasionally es
cort a quiet prisoner with a light touch
on the captive's arm above the elbow.
The patient was a little excited, but
there was no disturbance at all. A vis
itor might never have noticed It. The
strange thing was the unanimous back
ward withdrawal from the attendant's
path of the patients encountered, the
look of fright or dislike on their faces
directed not at the captive, but at the
"How tl ey all dread him—lnstinctive
ly, it seems," said the young woman
who "expected to leave soon." "He Is
polite enough and not ill looking,
"A man of great experience In his
peculiar work, I'm told," said St. John
"It's his eye und mouth that do it, I
"A thoroughly ill dlsposltloned man,
with a plausible exterior," said St.
John. "I believe hint capable of it."
"Of murder? Do—oh, what are you
talking of, Mr. St. John?"
St. John looked very uncomfortable.
Miss Tracy looked vexedly embar
"I heard some rumor of a strange
death In tin.- institution just before I
came. I was thinking of it. Were you
here? Have you heard unytliing of
He was a little eager.
"How could I be here? We came 011
the same day, don't you remember?"
"Ah, true!"
So they watched the attendant out of
sight und turned to go Inside them-
V.'l ves.
iliey shook hands, although there
was no reason for It. They would meet
at the dinner table In a few minutes,
but—they shook hands and that liu
"It's awfully sud," St. John ponder
ed. "So sweet a face, seemingly so In
telligent. I wish—oh, pshaw! What's
the use of wishing? These things are
not to be remedied. I wonder If—she'd
give me a photograph."
Miss Tracy went to her room slowly.
"I am silly to be so affected by an
ordinary case. There are thousands
like him. But—oh, dear, oh. dear! If
I'd known 1 was to have this sad ex
perience, I would never have consented
to come—never!"
They had no opportunity to meet
alone for several days. Perhaps they
might have made opportunities, but
they did not. Doubtless It occurred to
each of these two lunatics that It was
the wiser thing to stifle at once any
friendship which each thought likely
to cause useless pain In the future to
the other.
Dr. Bell found these two of his res!
deuts particularly interesting In
days, and so did the attendant It wuj
S.range that tiiey both so markedly pre
ferred the company of the sanitarium
people to that of their fellow unfortu
nates. The young house doctor thought
Miss Tracy charming and never was
abrupt with her when she sought him
In iiis office, as he was compelled to be
for self protection with some who
wanted to see him half a dozen times a
"Very puzzling case," he mused.
"Now, why does sin- dwell so on that
death? It seems to excite her
too. .imt'a morbidity, I'm afraid; bad
The doctor liked St. John too. St.
John's friends acted very nicely in
sending him new books and boxes of
cigars. The books were well chosen;
the cigars were unexceptionable.
"Like all these paretics," he pondered,
"In the first stages you would not think
there was anything much wrong with
the man, but It Is a little singular that
he should be so interested in that un
lucky death also."
As for the attendants, Miss Tracy
had flowers and little things and could
teach the women quite a number of
new fads In halrdressliig and so forth.
For the men St. John's cigar box and
full pockctbook sufficed to make them
extremely courteous. The man with the
wicked eyes and mouth benefited most,
however i: was wonderful what a lot
of little tliin n he could do for Miss
Tracy It was strange that St. John
should liud anything in the man to talk
about v.-;tli common interest.
J list once the two lunatics met. It
was u.-t before bedtime in the music
room. He had sung to her accompani
ment. When she rose to say good
night, he almost whispered to her:
"I expect to go to New York tomor
"I r.m so glad for your sake," she
"And —and you—you have made my
stay almost tolerable. Is there nothing
you will allow me to do for you?"
"Oh," she answered, with sprlghtli
ness, "I shall not be long in going my
"Poor, poor littlo dear," he said to his
pillow, "it breaks me all up to think
of her staying here incurable."
Miss Tracy packed her trunk, and
tears dropped on silk and linen Indif
"Oh." she murmured, "I do so wish
I had never come here. I can never,
never forget the sad, gentle way he
used to look at me."
There was lively work next after
noon In the building of The Gazette. A
young man sat at a desk apart In the
reporters' room, and he scribbled and
he scribbled. By and by the managing
editor came in and looked over the
busy writer's shoulder and told him
that he had only an hour to finish up
in. Then the great presses began to
clatter, and In a little while the first
edition of The Gazette was ready for
the street, with an enormous black
scare h«ad on the front page.
And in the otlice of The Morning
Jfiry there was also a very lively bus
tling, and there, at a retired desk, a
young woman sat, and she scribbled
and she scribbled, and late at night the
presses began to rumble, and in a lit
tle while the first edition of The Jury
was ready for the street, with an enor
mous black scare head on the front
The Gazette and The Jury were with
in a few minutes of each other in get
ting out. A copy of each paper was
hustled into the otlice of the other, for
rival editors watch each other's work
with catlike intentness. And the Ga
zette office read with dismay that the
great asylum mystery had been solved
by the indefatigable efforts of a Jury
reporter, while The Jury night staff
tore its editorial hair over the tlaring
boast of The Gazette that its "special
commissioner" had given to a waiting
world the first and only enlightenment
of the famous crime. There had been
no time for one paper to lift the news
from the other. How had the expected
scoop been spoiled?
Tumultuous was the wrath in the
two offices. Miss Tracy was explain
ing to her managing editor, with tears
In her eyes, that she could not under
stand at all, at all, how The Gazette
had got hold of it. In The Gazette of
fice Mr. St. John stormed and swore
and said that for the life of him he
could not understand how The Jury
had got almost the same story.
"Good heavens I" shouted St. John
suddenly, and he dashed out to The
Jury office. There he found a friend,
with whom he conferred. The two
lunatics were Introduced to each other
and a minute or two afterward were
alone together.
They laughed a great deal at the
Idea of two reporters on the same
strange assignment never suspecting
each other, but their laugh was not
very loud. The tender pity for each
other of yesterday was still in mind.
"The attendant Is arrested," said St
John. "You did not get it quite right.
The patient he poisoned when nursing
him was an old enemy. It was not
done through trouble arising between
theai in the sanitarium."
"Oh, bother!" she said. "It doesn't
matter. We've done our appointed
work. Let's talk of something more
So they did, and when he was about
to go away he said:
"You said once we might be friends
In the world as well as out of the
world. Will we be friends, dear Miss
Tracy V"
She looked at him so smilingly, yet
so tremblingly, that he put his arm
around her.
"Will you be more than friend, dar
ling?" he whispered.
"Yes," she said, and it was quite five
minutes after, when some one's feet
were heard approaching, that she
Jumped away and held up a warning
"If your friend came In, he'd think
us mad," said she.
"Two lunatics!" he answered, laugh
ing, as the door opened.
Will Get llli Deacrta.
Naggus (literary editor, Inspecting
manuscript) Your story is good
enough so far as I have got, liorus, ex
cept that the hero is rather line drawn.
He's entirely too good for this world.
Bonis (struggling author)—l know
It, Naggus. 1 kill him off la the last
chapter.—Chicago Tribune.
Unite Different.
Dr. Young B. Ginner—Did I under
stand you to say you were never sick
and therefore didn't have any regular
Krusty—Not at all. I said wo didu't
have any regular physician and art*
therefore never sick. Philadelphia
Tried to Explain It.
Mr. Fatley—Yes; I'm a self made
Professor Studiosis—Er— um—get the
material at a bargain sale? —Chicago
An I'ruent Cnae.
When the doctor's telephone rang
late one night, he went to the Instru
ment himself and received an urgent
uppeal from two fellow practitioners
to come down to the club for a quiet
"Emily, dear," he said, turning to his
wife, "I am called out again, and it ap
pears to be a very serious case, for
there are two doctors already in at
tendance."—New York Timet.
"Don't put all your eggs In one bas
ket" is all wrong. I tell you "Put all
your eggs In oue basket and then
watch that basket." It is easy to
watch and carry the one basket. It Is
trying to carry too many baskets that
breaks most eggs in this country. He
who carries three baskets must put
one on his head, which is apt to tum
ble and trip him up.—Carnegie's "Em
pire of Business."
Tliey Generully Slick.
Hewitt—Cruet has Jilted that Boston
Jewett—l didn't think he could do It.
Hewitt—Why not?
Jewett-It Isn't easy to get rid of s
cold.—New York Times.
The Milk.
"Is this milk sterilized?" asked the
cranky husband.
"No," replied his wife, "but It's wa
ter cured."—Boston Post.
By Epes W. Sargent 4
Copyright, I'.XH, by the X
S. S. McC'lure Company ♦
On Easter Sunday morning for the
first time St. Paul's congregation was
to occupy Its new church. It was not
an elaborate edifice, but with its quaint
English effects, its huge overhanging
rafters, its deep set windows and Its
dim, quietly furnished chaneel it was
a far cry from the town hull, where for
several years the band of worshipers
had met So the happy occasion was to
be duly celebrated, and the young wo
men of the altar guild had taxed their
individual and collective ingenuity—to
say nothing of purses—in order to beau
tify the chancel with tlowers.
Philip Harrison, pausing In the door
way, nodded his hoad approvingly.
"The girls have done well, and this
will give just the correct finishing
touch to the decorations," lie mur
mured as he stalked down the center
aisle, carrying a pure white dove, with
outstretched wings. llis sister, who
was the president of the altar guild,
had pressed him luto service, and he
was to suspend the bird Jnst above the
lecturn. He was glad that the matter
had slipped her ui'.ud until after nil the
girls had gone, for since a certain night
when Mildred Allen and he had part< d
in bitterness he had rather avoided the
circle of young people who rallied
round his sister in her work for St.
Philip climbed up a tall lad.un.l
had wired the dove to the rafter kL<o\c
the lecturn when suddenly from be
neath his feet slipped the ladder, fail
ing with a crash anionx the choir str.iis
fortunately the young man had a
stout grip on the polished oak beam,
and before the noise di«d away hv had
swung himself up and from his perch
full twenty feet above the chancel sur
veyed the broken ladder with a rueful
Suddenly he removed his gaze from
the ladder and glanced around with an
uneasy sense that some one was watch
ing him. This was impossible, for the
church had been absolutely empty
when he entered It. He turned cau
tiously 011 his perch anil caught a
smothered exclamation. Then he saw
not ten feet away a tousled golden
head and a pretty face, in which
amusement and fright mingled. The
girl was peering from a loft above the
recess near the chanccl left by the
builders for the eventual accommoda
tlon of a pipe organ.
"Well, Milly, it looks as if you were
in a hole too."
She Ignored both the speech and the
chuckle which followed It.
"I do not see," she replied In icy
tones, "how my predicament can be of
the least Interest to Mr. Harrison."
Philip, now quite secure ou the broad
beam, hugged his knees and looked at
her entreatingly.
"Come, now, Milly, Isn't that a bit
strong to the man you were practically
engaged to less than a week ago?"
"It Is hard to be reminded of the fol
lies of one's youth," she confided to the
paschal lamb which stood out In bold
relief back of the altar to her right.
"One Is not to blame, however, for
mistaking a flirt for a gentleman."
"I'm not a flirt," answered Philip
hotly, and In his excitement he almost
slipped off the beam.
Mildred tried hard not to smile and
continued to gaze at the lamb.
"Isn't It odd," she continued, "how
some persons will fib even 111 church?"
The lamb wisely kept out of the dis
cussion, but young Harrison answered
for him.
"Milly, won't you please listen? I
never cared a rap for Jennie Adams,
"Then," she retorted, suddenly for
getting the lamb, "why did you send
her those perfectly lovely violets?"
A great light came to Philip.
"Why, those were a pliilopena pres
ent. Didn't she tell you?"
"That Is a very ancient excuse for
bestowing violets on a girl to whom
you are not engaged. You might at
least have informed me of your Inten
tions beforehand. Then, you see, I
shouldn't have cared, und perhaps I
might have warned you"—this Just a
trifle viciously—"that a girl with Jen
nie's sallow complexion does not look
well wearing violets. Crimson carna
tions would have been better."
"Well, I will ask you next time."
Then, catching sight of more thunder
clouds gathering, lie added hastily, "I
mean there will be 110 chance of Its
ever happening again If you will for
give me."
Ills contrition seemed genuine. More
over, she was uncomfortable, and the
shadows were falling unpleasantly
"Perhaps I will if—you will get me
out of this."
"How did you get In?" he questioned.
"1 was working on the ladder, and
my curiosity led me to see what this
cubby hole was for. ami then I caught
my heel In a knothole and couldn't get
the thing loose until after the girls left.
They did not miss me, and—nnd—then
I saw you and thought I'd wait until
you got out of the way"—
"Thank you." It was on his brow
that the stormclouds now gathered.
••1 had a vague Idea that you were
rather glad to see me and that thl»
miserable misunderstanding was to be
"Oh, then you think a girl Is to be
bullied; that because I could not help
myself I'd have to be pleasant. Well,
let me Inform you that I'd rather st*y
here all night than accept a favor of
you, Mr. nurrlson."
She did not mean a word she said,
but when a girl has been nursing a
•vr ing. real fir im:i nr«ry, for one good
week her In- ii eomes not only
rebellious, but uttei uureas, liable.
Without a word Philip rose steadily
to his lift and i ilaueed his way along
the beam to the wall. She held her
breath, lie might fall, lie might—
"Where are you going?" she cried
"lloine," he answered shortly.
►Oli, Phil, don't leave me- alone In
the; dull:!" she Implored.
"Why not? You have distinctly said
you waited to get rid of me. You evi
dently hate the sight of me."
"Oh, but th.it was before the ludder
fell. I mean oh, please, please come
buck," she entreated.
"Will you make up this wretched
quarrel nnd start nil over again?"
"Then goodby!" And lie resumed his
"You will be killed!" she warned
"It doesn't matter now." he answer
ed easily.
She knew he did not mean It and that
purposely he let his f<.ot slip while lie
clutched at the rafter, but she was too
proud and an;.r.v to speuk. Silently she
watched him make his way along the
beam that topped the side wall, und soj
to the rear of the church. Here a storm
door, built inside, made a platform ten
feet from the beams. He carefully
swung himself dowu, then dropped
from the platform to the floor. Next
she saw him come up the aisle to the
Her heart beat fast. What would he
do? She would never pay the price he
demanded for her deliverance. She did
hate to be bullied. She had never
thought Philip could be such a bully.
Yes, that was the very word.
In the dusk she could see him work
ing over the ladder. Finally he raised it
to the wall and placed It securely with
in her reach.
"You can come down now," he said
curtly as he turned his back, "but if
you will wait a minute or two I will be
outside the building, and you will be
safe from annoyance."
He walked toward the rear of the
church. A quick gasp followed him
through the gathering shadows; then
as he neared the door he heard the rus
tle of feminine skirts, and a voice called
"Phil, dear Phil, wait just a mo
He turned. A whirlwind of golden
hair, warm, tremulous lips and coaxing
arms threw itself into his embrace.
"Phil, dear, I thought you were goiug
to force me to be good and make up.
If you had, I'd hated you, but"—
"And now?"
What followed only the paschal
lamb, smiling benevolently from his
post above the altar, could tell. And
lie smiled in Just the same set way two
months later when Philip and Mildred
walked down the aisle, with Mildred's
white gloved finger marking the page:
"The Porta of Solemnization of Mat
GlnalKtone find Irving.
Mr. Gladstone was a great admirer
of and never missed an opportunity of
seeing Irving in one of his great char
acters. It chanced that after being
present at the first night of "Uaveus
wood," presented In September, 1 Six), 1
had occasion to post off to Edinburgh
to chronicle the proceedings in the
petiultimato Midlothian campaign. At
dinner on the night of my arrival 1
had the good fortune to find myself
seated next to Mr. Gladstone, says a
writer in Chambers' Journal.
It WHS a time of great storm and
stress in the political world. Mr. Glad
stone was leading the attack upon the
government which resulted in its de
feat at the general election two years
later. When he heard that I had been
at the first night of "Uavenswood," all
other topics were set aside. He over
whelmed me with a torrent of ques
tions as to how Irving had worked out
particular episodes.
I remembered he was particularly
anxious to know how the final scene,
where the hat of the drowued Uavens
wood Is found forlorn 011 the satids,
was staged. He told nie that of all
Scott's novels he most admired "The
Bride of Lammermoor."
Toada <ta Peta.
A lady who lives near me has a toad
so well trained that it Jumps upon her
lap and then upon a table near her In
order to caleh files. Another lady has
tree toads as pets. They have the free
dom of the house and go about hunting
flies. Whenever they wish to go out
ou the porch they hop close to the door
and trill. My friend opens the door,
nnd out they go. When they wish to
return, they approach the door and
make the same noise to ask for ad
mittance. They enjoy life Indoors and
always come back into the house of
their own accord. They have a basin
ut sand for their bed and a large pan
of water for their bathtub. They are
very orderly and clean. When they
wish to sleep, they go to their basin of
sand, and when to wash they go to
their pan of water for a bath. They
hibernate In the house, burying them
selves In the basin of sand and remain
ing in It during the winter. Good
It Simply tirta U'ritk nnd LniiKDld
For Wnnl of I »e.
Memory does not "fail" (except In
loss of all the faculties); it simply gets
weak and languid for want to use, Just
rs the physical organs do. People of
ten say, "My memory Is falling," when
it is really as good as ever If they
would give it a chance.
A word, a date, a name, an Incident,
comes up, or rather fulls to come up
when you want It. There seems to be
no possible way of remembering It.
You make two or three efforts, give up
and say, "There's no use; It's gone
from me."
Nonsense! It hasn't It is there Just
as much as it ever was, only there are
a lot of things over it. Keep at work,
bring your will to bear upon it, try and
try and try, and after uwhile you can
get it.
And, better, you will find that the ex
ercise required In remembering it will
help you next time, and that 11 little
toll and determination put together
will accomplish wonders In the whole
range of the faculties.
Look over your memory, see vhcro
you are most deficient and exercise it
in that respect. You can do It at any
o<ld time; while you are walking, rid
ing, resting after a day's work, listen
ing perforce to a dull speaker. lion't
let a few failures discourage you. The
long corridor of recollection lined upon
both sides with valuable material will
be opened for you because of your im
portunity If you use It.—Everywhere.
A Utile Too Sore.
A well known Philadelphia!! is noted
for his inability to remember faces.
He 1I;IS passed by his best friends on
the street as though he never before
hud seen them. A woman of his ac
quaintance Is equally famous for nev
-1 er forgetting a face. She prides her
self on tills "gift," and she declares
that the faces of every man, woman
and child whom she has ever met Is
photographed 011 her memory. The ab
seutmlnded man had passed her by
several times, looking blankly at her.
At last she said:
"I wager a box of the best cigars
you ever smoked that I will recall my
self to your recollection the next time I
meet you."
The man in return wagered a box of
gloves. One day the woman, going
along Walnut street, felt sure she saw
the man. lie vvns abreast of her and
allowed no sign of recognition. The
woman had an umbrella with her. She
gave a sudden poke with it and hit the
mini's ribs. Startled, her victim looked
"Madam," he began In confusion.
"1 beg your pardon," blushed the wo
man. "I I struck the wrong man."
She hail never seen him before In
her life. Philadelphia Times.
llrlpliiK lllm Atonic.
"Do you think your father would of
frr me personal violi lice If 1 were to
ask him for you?"
"Hardly, but there's no telling what
lie wlli tin If you don't say something
pretty soon."—New York Times. J
rullfornin "Plrklnu" Pall* ond
Boxen—The Handy Orchard Truck.
It may be interesting for readers to
know what a Ultra! New Yorker cor
respondent tells as follows: All kinds
of California fruit that must be picked
from the trees are first picked into tin
picking; pails holding about twenty
pounds of fruit. These pails have a
hook attached to the bail by which they
may be hung to the ladder or to some
I convenient branch of the tree.
From the picking pail the fruit goes
into "onphard" or "picking" boxes that
i hold about forty pounds. These boxes
are strongly made and last for several
I years if properly used. They have
cleats across the ends which allow ven-
I tilation when the boxes are stacked
one above another.
In picking apples, for Instance, cer
tain individuals who have jndgment
are detailed to sort the apples as fast
as the pickers bring them in their
pails, leaving the full pail and taking
an empty one. Usually the apples are
sorted into three lots.
All sound apples, regardless of size,
are put into boxes very carefully, the
orders being emphasized frequently to
"handle them like eggs." Wormy ap
ples are put in other boxes for imme
diate sale or consumption. The poor
est of the wormy apples and those
that are bruised or specked go into
still other boxes and are used for dry
ing. making cider, etc.
As fast as tilled the boxes are
stacked in the shade and as soon .as
convenient are hauled to the drier or
warehouse, where they are again
stacked until used. The apples as well
as other fruit are hauled from the
orchard on low wheeled trucks, with
springs under the platform. These
trucks have tires six inches wide and
are used for all kinds of hauling on
the ranch.
The picture of the men knocking
off almonds shows how these nuts are
harvested. The canvas under the tree
Is in four pieces, each fifteen feet
square. When the nuts are all knocked
off the tree, the sheets are gathered
up from the edges, und the contents,
leaves, twigs and all, are dumped Into
orchard boxes and hauled to the drier,
where a number of girls shuck them
by hand. It will be noticed that the
feet of the stepladders are padded to
prevent them from cutting holes in the
It may be interesting to know that
the "canvas" is made of drilling, of
which large quantities are used on the
large seed farms for thrashing out
After the almonds are shucked they
are spread on trays and dried. Then
they are dipped In water and run into
the sulphur box a few minutes to
bleach the shells and then dried again,
when they are ready to sack for mar
New Diet For the San Joie Scale.
A Toronto letter says that the Onta
rio government will feed the San Jose
scale on a new diet. Last year the
farmers dosed the scale with soap.
Tills year the mixture is emulsion of
cod liver oil and i>otash. The govern
ment Is also trying an emulsion of
crude petroleum on the scale, and be
tween the llsli oil and the coal oil prod
uct .Mr. C. James, deputy minister
of agriculture, has good hopes of seeing
the foe of the fruit tree wiped out of
Ontario during this season. Mr. (Jeorge
12. Fisher, who has been conducting ex
periments In western Ontario for the
agricultural department, says that the
trials made there have been In advance
of any made elsewhere as far as ex
tent ami variety of method are con
cerned. The new preparation Is cheap
er than soap, and applications from
farmers for materials arc far more nu
merous than last year.—Country Ofn
Preiinrlnx fJrouml For Buckwheat.
We plow early In June, roll, cultivate
and seed early In July. We sow about
one and a quarter bushels per acre
with drill. Abo fit a hundred pounds of
a good fertilizer per acre makes a nice,
dressing on tliln land If sowed with
drill. We received 00 cents per bushel
last year for buckwheat. I consider the
future promising for this crop.—Cor.
Orange Judd Farmer.
Intensive Tlllaue May Dc Overdone*
The I «e of llordenux Commended.
The experiments of several years in,
the culture of potatoes by the Cornell!
(N. V.) station, co-operating with farm-*'
ers in different parts of the state, were
continued along the same lines last
year and have given additional re-,
suits of practical value. These resists
i n phat:lze the Importance of maintain
ing a sufficient supply of humus In the.
noil to conserve moisture. "On a 101 l
well supplied with humus the moisture
may be conserved even through a se-,
vcre drought and a fair crop of pirta
toes produced." The great Importance
of thorough tillage has been very clear
ly brought out In these experiments,
but it has also been shown that "Inten
sive tillage alone U not sufficient to
produce a large yield of potatoes. In
tensive tillage may be overdone. I>ur
ing a drought only so much tillage is
necessary as shall keep the surface
inuleh loose and thoroughly dry. The
drier the surface layer of soil the more
slowly will moisture lie absorbed by It
from th' 1 layers of subsurface soil."
Harrowing potato laud before the
plants appear above the ground is con
side red a wise practice. The use of
No 28
Bordeaux mixture in nearly'evcry en?e
resulted In an increased yield, even
when blight was not prevalent, and
thorough spraying with this material Is
therefore recommended as a general
practice. Pruning potato vines to one,
main stem was not beneficial.
Potato machinery, while not, yet pcr-i
lected. has reached such a degree ofi
perfection that where potatoes are)
grown upon any considerable area spe-i
cia! potato machinery should be pro:
vided. Implements should be purchased
which are found adapted to the local
There Is no royal road to success
with potatoes. Methods of procedure
which are applicable during one seasofl
; must be modified to meet the require;
I ments of another season. Treatment of
i one soil might be radically wrong wheii
applied to another soil. - '
Time of Cuttinit Hay,
The results of experiments conduct?
Ed by different stations show that the
degree of maturity at which hay ia
cut influences very largely the.shrink?
age during curing. At the Pennsylvaj
nia station early cut hay lost on"an
average 29 per cent in weight, while
late cut hay lost only 21.5 per cerit.j
Timothy, cut when just beginning to
head, lost 75 per cent of water in cur
ing; when cut at the beginning of the
blossoming period, 00 per cent, and
when cut a little later, or about thej
usual time, 57 per cent. The Michigan
station found a shrinkage of about 60
per cent in curing clover. At the New
York station meadow fescue mixed
with a little red clover lost In one lot
02.68 per cent and In another 58.25 per
cent during curing. The moisture re
tained in cured fodder varies with dif
ferent kinds. Atwater states that for
ITew England timothy hay retains on 1
an average 12 per cent of moisture,
clover hay 14 per cent and corn fodder
25 per cent.
A Wide Ration nnd the Milk Flow.
Figures based on experience at the
Geneva (X. Y.) station are thought to
''mean much more in a practical way
than some offered to the public which
Involve the use of very tew animals
during only two or three feeding peri
ods." They support much of the obser
vation and experiment of late years in
one important point—viz, "that changes
in the quantity of nutrients has great
ly more influence on the milk yield
than proportionally large changes in
the amount of protein. If the available
•nergy of the ration is sufficient and is
kept at a uniform point, there may be
quite a wide range In the nutritive ra
tio without materially affecting the
milk flow."
Weevil In Beans.
The bean weevil does considerable
injury in many sections of the country.
It does not seem to be generally known
that these pests will develop brood
after brood in stored beans, BO that
while only a few beans may be affected
Vhen the crop Is stored ftway In the
(a, natural size; b, enlarged; c, beans
from which beetles have escaped.]
fall by the next summer, especially If
the beans are kept In a warm room,
they may practically all be injured. To'
prevent this the best method seems to
be the Inclosing of the beans In a tight
Vessel In which a little bisulphide of
carbon, benzine or gasoline Is placed,
taking care, of course, to prevent explo
sion through contact with fire. Simply
keeping the Iteans in a cold place dur
ing the winter will tend to lessen the
Multiplication of the pests. Late sow
ing also appears to lessen the chances
W injury to the crop.
Agricultural Notes.
In seeding sour (acid) land to timothy,
lime should be thoroughly worked into
the soli before the seed is sown.
Muskmelon blight has become trou
blesome In some localities.
For late strawberry crops a northern
exposure, clay soil and late varieties
are recommended by the New Jersey
In cultivating onions care should bo
taken not to work the soil to the bulbs
•r to hill them.
Only Two Held the Office.
A town in central Illinois boasted for
many years of a most ornamental fig
ure which adorned the town square
seven days In the week. His name was
Price Poor, and in splendor of attire ho
rivaled the Beau Hickman of the capi
tal. He had a numerous family, which
he kept well In the background during
the few hours he spent at home. In the
course of political events in Illinois
Price Poor was elected a Justice of the
peace. He was prouder of the office
than a bird of paradise. The neighbors
shared his glory by reflection. One of
them was seated in Justice Poor's sit
ting room one day soon after the elec
tion and heard the justice talking with
his eldest son.
"Is we all Jestlces, paw?" the boy
ssked wistfully.
The old man had something of un
Impediment In his speech. "Eh-no, my
son," he answered; "only eh-mo and
•fc-your maw."—Washington Star.
11 la Second Leg I'enalon.
The Uritish admiral Sir James Gor
don was a humorist In his way, and it
Is related of him and Admiral Pell that
they used to amuse themselves In lei
sure hours by running foot races, be
ing quite evenly matched, Sir James
having u cork leg and Pell one of
As an Instance of his fondness for
practical joking a story Is now told;
Sir James during a battle toward the
•ml of his fighting career had bis
Wooden leg shot away. The old sea
Cghter at once applied for a second
"leg pension" and cheerfully drew it to
Ike end of his days.
l.ottcrjr Methods.
An English writer declares that flnan
rial "morality, Imperfect as It Is In our
day. Is superior to that of the epoch
that came to an end In 1820 with the
abolition of lotteries. Take a single
Instance. Lord North In 1779, while
the American war of independence
Was In progress, Issued 00,000 lottery
tickets, 20,000 of which wero given as
bribes to members of parliament."
Karl y Explanation.
"And she married Jaggers, did she?
Well, well! How on earth did that
come about?"
"Ho far as I can learn, It Is owing to
a mutual misunderstanding."—Brook*
lyn Life.
Carry enough sunlight in yoor life to
last through the dark days.—School*