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Men's Gray Felts and Extra Heavy Goodyear—Glove Overs oj>
Man's Extra Heavy Goodyear Glove perfections
Men's first quality rubbers
Boys' first quality rubbers , H ,
Misses' Canvas boots
Men'a fine satin calf shoes—latest styles *
Boys ; ®®
Youths ' ' ,
Men's Heavy sole and tap working shoes '
Men's Double sole and tap. box-toe shoes £.
Boys' Heavy every day shoes
LADIES' FINE SHOES
Ladies' #1.85 warm lined shoes
Misses' fine Dongola shoes, sizes lli to . -
1 lot Misses' fine Kangaroo-calf $1.75 shoes t A
1 lot Ladies' fine Dongola $1.50 shoes •• •• • -• • „
Baker & Bowman's #4.00 fine shoes —hand turns and hand welts
1 lot children's 75c red shoes at ' and C o c
Children s fine shoes •
All Winter Goods to be closed out Regardless of Cost.
Leggins and Overgaiters at greatly reduced prices.
Sample Counters filled with Interesting Bargains.
Repairing neatly and Promptly Done.
1 28 South Main St., BUTLER, PA.
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w Sale of Shoes |]
fi T f^iere kj
f Bunch of Moqey W
Lost and made in Shoes this month! WA
We lose—Yon win! kv
Men's. Women's and Children's—so far not sold—will, kl
as is our custom —BE CUT IN PRICE and prompt
>3 ly gotten rid of'
1 SALE IS NOW GOING ON! H
j TAKE DUE NOTICE! H
3m. HUSELTONS H
| At 1-2 Prices. I
/ We will sell 150 Men's Overcoats at 1-2 price i
f The balance of our Men's Overcoats at a bargain. \
S Your choice of any Boys' or Child's Overcoat in /
C our store for just 1-2 price. y
C The public knows we only have ONE PRICE and always rnaxe )
t it in plain flguers. So when we say 1 price it means something. v
C We also have odds and ends in Suits, Shirts, Hats and Furnish- J
1 ings that we will close out at a Bargain. c
) CALL SOON- THIS SALE ONLY LASTS 15 DAYS. /
S Yours for Clothing, \
)DOUTHeTT B GH^HA/W
~ K E (J K
Fall & Winter Weights
'"[lt 1 f\ , /jf 'K E Have a nattiness about them that Jjj
u) |W K [W) f I Uk mark the wearer, it won't do to
■I'I [A/ W H wear the last year's output. You
1 / P A t"i won't get the latest things at the
'5 I V\ O v 3 stock clothiers either. The up-to-
IT\- J[l date tailor only tail supply them,
, / I VTiiri CJ y° u want not on 'y ' atest (J
| I 111 1 /I/ I things in cut and fit and work-
Si. 1 llf 'Jill I nunsliip, the finest in durability,
iljl If j 111 I where else can you get cotnbina
gt ■ IB 111 ™ ! ions, yoa get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
It 4 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler, P*
Great Reduction Sale of High-Class Clothing.
This great sale gathers force as it grows. Immense stocks have
been brought from the stock room and thrown upon the Bargain
Tables to take the place of the lots depleted by the terrific onslaught
of the buyers since Saturday morning. Everything under our roof
is price-slashed- no thought of profits exists now. All our energy
is bent upon clearing out as much merchandise as possible before
this sale is over.
glen's Suits and Overcoats.
Regular I'rice $6.00, sale price $ 3.75
Regular Price 7.50, sale price 5.00
Regular Price 10 and sl2, sale price 7 50
Regular Price 13.50 to $! 5, sale price 9.75
Regular Price 18.00 to $22, sale price 14 50
Regular Price 25.00 to S2B, sale price '9-5o
Reliable One Price Clothers,
122 S. Main St., Butler, Pa
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
In all its etarres. /l>- % H "Ur)#
cleanses, soothes and heals #
the diseased membrane.
It cures catarrh and drives M
away a cold in the head
Croam Balm is placed into the nostr l-.ppreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—d-»es
not produce sneezing- Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial cents.
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I Johnston's |J
KS Beef, Iron and Wine |[4i
Price, 50c pint. f4|
£1 Crystal N
H Pharmacy, M
ml li. M. LOGAN, Ph. G.,
L S Manager, Vi
WA ICS JJ. Mnln St., Butler, l'a
[ V Both 'l'hoiies vl
wl Everything in the
kl drug line.
feHlST.rjj IIO'oL j [ v
- SHIRTS [t-Hiliie H Tin
-1 UNCERW V J TUZXTS
i Men's Goods.
S RIG SAhE I
J OF I
I /KEN'S HATS i
J AND J
J All heavy
J Winter goods
5 are included
a in this sale.
a All soft and stiff hats at i off
5 All soft and stiff Ixisom color- A
ed shirts at j off J
€ All heavy lined ove s at.. .i off J
r All heavy underwear i off JT
# All mufflers at i off J
* All neckwear at i off W
d All Men's and Boys' caps j »off #
J Odds and ends at any old price. J
Jno. S. Wick
£ HATTER and S
J MEN'S FURNISHER. 5
Opposite P. 0. J
t BUTLER., PA. S
Pearson B. Nace's
Livery Feed and'SaleStable
Wick House. Butler. Penn'a,
The best of horses and first class rl|?s al
ways on hand and for hire.
Best accommodations In town for perma
nent hoarding and transient trade. Speci
al care guaranteed.
Stable Room For 65 Horses.
A Rood c ass of horses, both drivers and
draft horses always on hand and for sale
under a full guarantee; and horses bough
pon proper notification-by
PEARSON B. NACE.
Tetopnone No. 219.
A Safe Investment—Fine Farm
$7,000; farm of 50 acres, 4 miles from
Mars Station,one mile from Brush Creek
aud Perrysville road: house of nine
rooms, gas, center hall, porches, two
cellars; the farm is all fenced with wire,
locust posts; a good bank barn 40*00,
wagon shed 20x40; a large chicken house
20x30, piped with gas; the farm is well
watered and watered in two forms; it
has a large apple orchard, 4 oil wells,
royalty S4O per month; 10 acres which
are not leased for oil can be leased at
any time with a guarantee of drilling a
well; tbe land is all cleared, good soil
reasons for selling closing up an estate.
See M. J. Ehrkvfkld,
1022 Forbes St., Pittsburg, l'a.
BUTLKR, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARYS, 1903
I 'Che WOOING ;
OF MISS I
\Pk SCILLA |
By r.irrie Hunt La. 1 ]|
fc Copi,T.'y,\', /. hy C. 11. tiitta jj
As she drew near to a small house
which was built well back from tlie
road Miss rrisellln glanced at it with
pretended indifference. Then she
looked closer, stopped and looked
"How shot up Sam'l Clayton's house
uo look: Mebby he's went away.
Mebby he's went west. He said he
would ef I didn't marry him. nut,
law was years an' years ago,
an' cf he'd ben goin' he'd 'a' went
!<;)>_' ago. Mebby he's sick an' all by
l i.-,-' If! 1 wouldn't live on a byroad
fer a finer farm 'n this of SamTs."
She took a few steps farther, then
f lopped. There was a determined look
on her face.
"It ain't proper fer a lone wummin
ter go ter the house of a lone man,
but I ain't goin' ter stop fer that ner
l.othin' else when tliey's a jirospec' of
>au;'l Clayton bein' sick with nobody
ter complain ter."
She walked briskly up the lane
which led to the little house. The
blinds were drawn and the front gate
was closed. The barnyard gate hung
open, tind the chickens wandered
alwut the dooryard disconsolately,
while out in the shed the cow lowed
"No teliin' when that cow's ben
milked or how long she's ben shet up
without feed an' water. Somethin's
happened. 1 hope—oh, I do hope—it
ain't nothin' awful. SamTs 'bout the
only friend I've got here'bouts, an' ef
lie was ter die"—
She had to wipe the tears from her
eyes befoiv she knocked.
There was no answer. l*er breath
came fast. She knocked again.
"What yo' want?" Tbe voice was
deciv l!y cross.
M.. I'riscilla opened the door cau
tiously, keeping her face turned away.
"Sam'l Clayton, is they anything the
"Nothin'." he answered grimly,
" 'ceplin' I'm flat on my back an' ain't
able ter git up."
The door flew open, and Miss I'ris
"I know I ain't doin' the proper thing,
Sam'l, so don't be castin' up nothin',
but— My goodness, Sam'l, yo're as
yaller as gold "
"That's comfortin', Pereilly."
"Yo've got yaller janders, I reckon. I
don't bliiiii-j- yo' none fer not wantin'
ter git up. When I had 'em, I couldn't
turn over in bed."
"I do want ter git up, but I can't,
"Don't yo' be cross, Sam'l. They ain't
no call fer 'f. I'm sorry fer yo', awful
sorry, an', though it ain't the thing, I'm
goin' ter : :uy here an' red things up
some. Then I'll Kit word to yer brother
Ilobert. A :■ yo' thirsty, Sam'l?"
He put out his tongue at her and
made a wry face.
"No; I i-t ckon yo' ain't hungry, but
yo're weak fer sometliin' ter eat, an'
yo'll git it right soon."
She went into the kitchen, and Samu
el heard her muttering and talking to
herself. She put her head in at the
"Is that glass there on the table the
only one yo've got, Sam'l?"
"I'm the only one ter use a glass, Per
eilly, an' I never hev eump'ny."
"What's it got in it anyhow?"
"Ginger tea, Pereilly."
Miss Prifeilla picked the glass up and
suielled of the contents.
"Phfew! Sakes alive. I s'pose yo'
Miss I'riscilla disappeared, taking the
glass with her. She soon returned with
a glass of sparkling cold water.
Miss Priscilla straightened the sheet,
put clean cuses on the pillows, opened
the windows and put the room in order.
Samuel's face brightened as he watch
"Got anything 'bout the house ter eat,
Sam'l?" she asked presently.
• "Things as spile easy is hangin' in
the weli, an' the rest of the things is in
the cellar, Pereilly."
Miss Priscilla fed the chickens,
milked the cow and turned lier into
the pasture. When she returned, she
put the milk away, then entered the
room again, bringing a cup of hot
"It ain't cooked 'nough, Sam'l, but It
won't do fer yo' to go any longer with
a iinpty stunmiiek. Eat some."
She propped him up In bed, and he
did as he was bidden.
"That's the lirst good broth I've et
sence mother died."
"I don't doubt that, Sam'l. Yo're the
porest 'xeuse fer a housekeeper I ever
seen. The whole house is awful. I
ain't s'prised yo're sick. I'd be dead."
"It ain't my fault as I'm my own
housekeeper, Pereilly Blake," he an
She flushed red.
"Well, I see plain as I'll hev to go
an' leave yo' by yourself an' not wait
fer yer brother ter come. Don't make
matters unproperer-than they air a'red-
"My, but yo' air b'liind the times!
Urother moved tcr loway five weeks
ago com in' Thursday."
"Tbey'a other naybers, Sam'l," she
All the rest of the day she watched
for :» passing vehicle that she might
hall its occupant and send for someone
to look after Samuel. Toward evening
she grew uneasy. She bad refused to
talk to Samuel for some time, as he
would talk of personal matters, but
now she turned to him anxiously.
".Sam'l, I can't bear ter leave yo' by
yo'rself ag'in teruight."
"1 gu< ss 1 won't die ef yo're anxious
ter go, l'ercilly."
"i ain't anxious ter go, an' yo' know
"Then stay an' let folks talk ef they
"I can't 'ford ter do that, Sam'l."
Tli II there was another long si
lence. Miss I'riscilla looked down the
road anxiously, finally going down to
the gate to see if she could get a
glimpse of any one.
"lie might f;it worse in tlie night,"
She murmured to herself. "I never
was so put out in all my life."
Samuel looked into her eyes as she
"See anybody?" he asked.
She shook her head.
"Percilly, w'y, say, do yo' 'member
what I asked yo' onct?"
She made 110 reply and looked steadi
ly down the road.
"Weil," he went on, "them's still my
She shaded her eyes as if to see bet
ter and did not answer.
"ff'y, lVrcilly, say, ef I'm not dead
by moruin', won't yo' hook up eld Kit
to the buggy an' drive over fer the
preacher an' fetch him over an' hev "m
marry yo an me.'
Miss Priscilla sprang to her feet. Her
face was crimson with anger.
"Sam'l Clayton, ain't yo' 'Shamed ter
insult me in yo'r own house? Do yo'
think that's what Icons® aver here fer?
Shame on yo'!"
And, covering her face, she burst
"Fer the Lord's sake, 'Cilly, now
don't do that. I wouldn't 'a' made yo'
cry f< r tl "t farm. Course yo' didn't
come here fer that. I've bell wantin'
ter say this, bow surf! ever, ever sence I
said it that time long ago. But yo'
know yo' wouldn't ever let me talk
'bout it. I'm lovin" yo' all this time,
an', Percilly, yo' jest can't know how
lonesome 1 am."
Miss Priscilla wiped her eyes and
looked at hiin.
"That broth made yo' a heap better,
didn't it, Sam'l?"
"A heap better," he answered smil
"Well, yo're well 'nough ter leave by
yo'rself. ain't yo'?"
"The 'xcltement of ycr goin' away
would upset me, I'm shore."
"Anyhow I'm goin', Sam'l."
"Yo' ain't give me no answer to that
question, 'Cilly.* A -Yes,' said good an'
strong, would cure me."
"I'm goin' home r.u' do the milkin' an"
feed the chickens an' do the chores."
"1 hate ter stay by myself 'nother
night, that I JJwiJ sech a oncoin
fortable night 1n»" nlfeht"
"Yo' pore man!" she said kindly.
"Well, as I was sayin', I'll go home an'
do the chores, an' while I'm there I'll
change my dress. I think I'll hook up
old Belle—l ain't ust ter Kit—an' I'll
send Bob Coldron over ter stay with
yo' while I'm away. I'll hev his wife
come too. They'll do fer witnesses, yo'
"Do yo' mean yo're goin' ter hev me,
Percilly?" he asked eagerly.
"I reckon I do," she answered, finger
ing her sunbonnet.
"'Cilly, they's one thing I wisht yo'd
give me 'fore yo' start, sometliin' ter
keep up my strength till yo' git back."
He looked at her wistfully.
"More beef tea, Sam'l?" she asked,
but there was a twinkle in her eyes.
"Yo" know better —somethin' I asked
yo' fer an' tried ter steal long time
She hesitated for an Instant, then
leaned over and kissed him.
WOHIUK'N Scone of Humor.
It certainly seems that in much of
the humor of women there is a trait
closely allied to the retort courteous, as
shown, for Instance, in the following
citations. It was a woman who, en re
vanche and with gentle satire, said, "I
am sorry for !%nn; just at that awk
ward age between the ape and the an
gel." Another woman it was who re
marked after reading the Carlyle let
ters, "Yes, it is true; Mrs. Carlyle was
a martyr, but she wasn't a good mar
tyr, or we'd never have heard of it."
Better known is the anecdote of the
learned and fastidious New England
woman who, being in need of a pin,
was asked by a friend, who was some
what iu awe of her, what kind of pin
she wanted and hit off the situation
wittily with her indignant reply, "The
common white pin of North America."
In all these Instances one may discern
something of "the look downward." It
would be interesting to know If this
is characteristic of the humor of the
The Postmaster Was Cautions.
I was expecting a letter at a Dakota
postoffice, and when I went to Inquire
for it I found the postmaster to be
doubtful of my identity.
"Sure you're the man?" he asked.
"Willing to make affidavit to it?"
"Not after any one else's letters?"
"Willing to swear and sign your
"I told you I was."
"Where would the letter be from?"
"And written to you?"
"Certainly. You seem to be over
"Yes, mebbe I am, but being as no
body here has got a letter for the last
month and being «ns there is none for
you and not likely to be I thought I
wouldn't take any desperate chances,
Jfever Xeeded Yindieatlon.
"You were never compelled to ask
for a vindication?"
"A vindication?" echoed Senator Sor
ghum scornfully. "I should say not
My motto Is, 'Don't get caught in the
first place.' "—Washington Star.
|n Old Leeend That Tells of the
Origin of the Art.
Lacemaklng is bj no means so old an
Industry as most persons suppose.
There is no proof that it existed previ
ous to the fifteenth century, and the
oldest known painting in which it ap
pears Is a portrait of a lady in the
academy at Venice painted b» Cas
paccio, who died about 1523. The leg
end concerning the origin of the art Is
A young fisherman of the Adriatic
was betrothed to a young and beauti
ful girl of one of the isles of the la
goon. Industrious as she was beauti
ful, the girl made a new net for her
lover, who took it with him on board
his boat. The first time he cast it into
the sea he dragged therefrom an exqui
site petrified wrack grass, which he
hastened to present to his fiancee. But,
war breaking out, the fisherman was
pressed into the service of the Venetian
navy. The poor girl wept at the depar
ture of her lover and contemplated his
last gift to her. But while absorbed In
following the intricate tracery of the
wrack grass she began to twist and
plait the threads weighted with small
beads which hung around her net. Lit
tle by little she wrought an imitation
of the petrification, and thus was cre
ated the bobbin lace.
"We Owe the lint to ANIO.
We owe the hat to Asia, for It was in
that country that the art of felting
wool was first known, and from the
most remote periods the art was car
ried on by the orientals. In India,
China, Burma and Siam hats are
made of straw, of rattan, of bamboo,
of pith, of the leaf of the Tallport
palm and of a large variety of grasses.
The Japanese made their hats of pa
per. The modern hat can be traced
back to the pctasurs worn by the an
cient Romans when on a Journey, and
hats with brims were also used by the
It was not until after the Iloman
conquest that the use of hats began In
England. A "hatte of blevcr," about
the middle of the twelfth century, was
worn by one of the nobles of the land.
Fraissort describes hats and plumes
which were worn at Edward's court
in 1310, wli n the Garter order was in
stituted. The merchant in Chaucer's
"Canterbury Tales" had "on his head
a Flnundcrish leaver hat," and from
that p ri nl onward there Is frequent
mention of "felt hattes." I
A PLANK FRAME BARN.
The Pirn!. Frame tin* Come to Stay.
'!r. Fisher's Model.
The Shav.v, r. Whip, Ilickox, Fisher
and other i>I:t:: 1c francs iire built ui>oii
the k:hic general principles. differing
only l:i some details. as to bracing,
supp' ris. etc. They have all stood the
test of practical use. The plank frame
has come to stay, say Ohio Farmer, to
which Mr. Fisher has furnished two
one showing an interior
bent and the other showing The in
ventor sitting upon the model, to show
its strength. The model shown was
constructed of common plastering lath
put together with three-quarter inch
wire bratis, and it supports several
A TEST OF STRENGTH.
times the weight of a man. Mr. Fisher
writes that the stability and economy
of this frame have been practically
tested and triumphantly demonstrated
by several large barns built upon this
The Kind of Ear 'Flint I» Most Pro
ductive— V Lnrße C"ol> Liked.
A perfect, well developed, standard
car, a variety that is capable of mak
ing the greatest possible amount of
shelled corn per acre, must not be
shorter than eight inches in length;
the grain must not be less than a half
inch in depth of grain—three-quarter
inch would be better. We are partial
to a large cob—in fact, we do not care
how large or how loug as the depth of
grain is maintained. It is farther
around a large cob than a small one,
hence there is more room for corn,
writes (J. H. Turner of Mississippi to
Short ears invariably have deep
grains and long ears just as Invariably
have shallow grains. The cars chosen
for seed should be even their entire
length and well filled out at both ends
and should yield 90 per cent of grain.
It Is possible t . get 100 ears that will
shell three bushels; it is possible to
get a grain so firm and solid that a
measured bushel will weigh upward
of sixty pounds.
Welßlit of Knr nnil Depth of Grain.
The weight of our ears of corn ranges
from 0110 and one-half to two pounds
per ear, the depth of grain from a half
Inch to seven-eighths of an inch In
depth, and the grain Is always solid
enough to weigh upward of fifty-six
to the bushel.
While the grain should be solid
enough to weigh well it should at the
same time be soft enough to be easy of
both mastication and digestion, yet not
soft enough to rot in the field badly.
We have this much to say about
seed corn for the reason that maximum
yields can never be obtained per acre
fcnless the seed is of the very best.
Prmrrtatinn of Manure.
The Ohio experiment station consid
ers that it will pay well to give more
attention than is done on the average
farm to the preservation of barnyard
manure, first, by guarding It from the
sources of loss which occur in the or
dinary open barnyard, and, second, by
treating it with materials calculated to
reduce the losses from escaping am
monia on the one hand and to increase
Its content of phosphoric acid on the
To accomplish this purpose acid
phoepate appears to be the material
producing the largest and most profit
able Immediate Increase in effective
ness of the manure, but the experi
ments strongly suggest the possibility
that the finely ground phosphatlc rock
from which acid phosphate is made
may be found an economical substitute
for the latter by using It as an ab
sorbent In the stables and thus secur
ing uu intimate mixture with the ma
nure iu its fresh condition.
Varieties of Corn That Vleld Largest
Crop* at the Uiuht Stasc.
Results of the New Hampshire and
other stations invariably agree that the
best silage is obtained from corn that
has nVarly reached maturity, with ears
fully formed and well tilled. At this
stage of growth also a corn plant has
reached its maximum of food produc
tion. Varieties of corn should be se
lected which yield the largest crops
at this stage rather than those which
produce large plants, but are yet Im
mature at cutting time. This practice
Is already followed by many farmers.
For New Hampshire a standard vari
ety is .the Learning dent corn, while in
those portions of the state with too
short a season for that variety the
Sanford flint corn can be advantageous
The SliKir In Green Fodder.
The sugar In the green fodder is prac
tically all destroyed in the silo, and
since it is most abundant In the corn
plant in the early stages of ear devel
opment it is an additional argument
for postponing cutting until the grain
Is full size and the sug:t£j have
changed largely to starch. The amount
of seed per acre affects the yield of
green fodder and ulau-ltS'ComDosltloii.
A medium stand is essential for the
best results in both quantity and qual
\ mount of Seed Per A ere.
The prartice «f us in* a half bushel
of seed per acre is good. In a favora
blc M::SOU, with plenty of fertilizer,
i :i ee l could l*» profitably used, but
tl. ■ t ileney is to inferiority in qual
ity. especially in decreasing the protein
and increasing the fiber.
tiressed Turkey* For Shipment.
!. shipping dressed poultry there are
s tss -ntials to be considered. The
P Live city buyer may not know a
dry picked fowl from a scalded one,
but the commission merchant does.
X' w the fowl should be killed by in
serting a knife iu the roof of the
mouth, thereby penetrating the brain.
11 i g the bird up by the feet to bleed
out. When this has stopped, dip has
tily i:i hot water, then at once .in cold
water and pick. This process hardens
the llcsh and makes them easy to pick.
The packing boxes should be lined
with white paper anil fowls laid iu. al
ternating head and feet—that is, if ten
birds constitute a row, have five heads
point one way and live the other. In
this way they fit snugly. Some dealers
like a ruffle of paper added at the knee.
I.ay a piece of paper over this layer
and proceed to fill the box, not crowd
ing. but fitting snugly. The best paper
to use can be obtained very cheaply
at any newspaper office and is such as
is used in printing. This paper Is ab
sorbent also. This may sound like a
good deal of bother, but will repay
jou many times over.—Turkey Culture.
Faxhious Iu Hutter Color.
A bright, reddish yellow color yi but
ter has come to be popular of late, th®
r. suit of using a dangerous aniline dye.
Of course natural butter is of a very
light amber color, but for reasons not
easy to explain this tint is not popular.
People demand a golden or else reddish
tint, the public taste in tills regard hav
ing become steadily more marked. The
butter in the market today is several
I shades darker than the average of fif
teen years ago, and the difference rep
rest nts merely an additional percentage
of dye. It is a curious fashion, and as
a reaction against it one notices that
the butter served at the best class of
restaurants and hotels is almost white.
liow to Have Dry Paths.
While it is a good idea always to
have the walks about farmhouses con
venient and attractive the one great
essential point lies in obtaining those
which will be firm and dry at all sea
sons of the year, no matter what the
A Farm and Fireside correspondent
presents the plan in the accompanying
illustration, which shows how a neat
and permanent walk may be made.
First, a shallow trench is dug the de
sired width of the path and the bottom
filled with round stones. Smaller ones
having been placed on these, two strips
A WELL MADE WALK. .
of board are arranged at either side,
nailed together, as can be seen, and
over the whole sufficient gravel is
shoveled to "round up" the path. Iu
this way the outer edge of the walk is
kept straight and true and the center
free from grass, the horizontal board
at the bottom excluding much which
would otherwise grow in under the up
right board. If coal tar could be mixed
with the top layer of gravel, it would
cause it to harden down and become
like pavement, and once hardened the
smell of the tar would almost entirely
Eastern states, and notably Pennsyl
vania, are going more extensively into
The short peppermint crop has
brought tlie price to the highest point
ever recorded, according to a trade au
Late fall plowing is what hard, stiff
"Abolish dropping boards," advise
some of the poultry experts.
Massachusetts packing houses are
said to be ready buyers of home grown
Very dry road dust is the only form
of earth that will kill lice and that
hens will bathe In.
A good onion crop is reported for
OrlKin of "Hoosler."
An Indiana man who was being
taunted about the name of his state,
"Iloosier," gave this explanation of it:
"When the young men on the In
diana side of the Ohio river went to
Louisville, the Kentucky men boasted
over them, calling them 'new purchase
greenies,' and claiming themselves to
be a superior race, half horse, half alli
gator and tipped off with snapping
turtle. These taunts produced fights
in the market house and streets of
Louisville. On one occasion a stout
bully from Indiana was victor in a
fi^fight, and, having heard Colonel
Lehmanowsky lecture on 'The Wars of
Europe,' who always gave martial
prowess to the German hussars in a
fight with the Russian Cossacks, pro
nouncing hussars 'hoosiers,' the In
(llanian, when the Iventuckian cried
'Enough!' jumped up and said: "I am
a hoosler.' And lienee the Indianians
were called by that name. This was
its true origin. I was in the state
when it occurred."—Chicago Chronicle.
The Thermometer In Sickness.
Currie of Edinburgh employed a ther
mometer in the treatment of typhoid
fever patients with the cold douche as
early as 1797. lie was ridiculed by his
German contemporaries as an instance
of medical decay in English medicine.
The first clinical application of the
thermometer was made by Santorius of
Padua, lie Invented a thermometer
open at the end. After being held by
tin 1 patient it was plunged into cold
water. Boerliave taught the impor
tance of the thermometer. De Ilaen
(1704-177G) must be given the honor
of introducing the thermometer Into
current use at the bedside. It was
not until 1800 to 1870 that it came into
A Mean Retort.
Bertha—l'm sorry you asked me to
marry you. It pains me to refuse.
Will (cheerfully Oh, don't worry!
Perhaps you know best what I'm es
The food value of a pound of «ea 1 is
Jittle more than half that of a pound
of beef. Eggs and lean beef have the
Mi" in equal weight
Sticky Hair Oil.
Tom try (inquiringly) Mamma, is
this hair oil iu this bottle?
Manuna— Mercy, no! That's liquid
Tommy (nonchalantly)—l supi>Oß«
that's t«by I can't get my hat off. i
LONDON'S GREAT CLOCKS.
file Imiuruall) of Milt lien and the
I.uw ("•mrtu 1 Timepiece.
now uwny of those who look up at
t*. • figure of Nelson will In'lieve tl'.,t
tstatue of "our greatest sailor" is
tl.ree times as tall us a living mun?
Nothing in the world is so deceptive as
distance, as a run round London with
c footrule would show. Nobody, so
far as one knows, has ever yet been
found to lielieve that Rig Ren Is over
seven yards across the dial, that the
hands are together twenty-five feet
long, that the minute hand jumps
seven inches every time it moves, that
the five minute spaces measure nearly
two yards and that each of the dials
weighs four tons. You may spend a
day staring hard at St. Raul's before
you will believe that the ball over the
dome will hold twelve men and that
the cross above it is ten yards high,
ten yards above the dome and weighs
a ton and a half. Yet a footrule and
the dean's permission are all that you
need to be convinced that these things
are not what they seem.
Every one knows how impossible it is
to fix the distance of a ship at sea or
a fire 011 a dark night, when the con
trast of tire light with the surrounding
d-irkness brings the vision near
though the tire may be miles away.
Who of all the thousands passing
along the Strand today will believe
that a party of workmen breakfasted
in the law courts' clock before It was
fixed in its place to tell London the
wrong time? —St. James Gazette.
Stntna of the Country mbllaher.
Here is a little old stralght-from-the
slioulder talk about matters lying near
to our heart. There seems to be a feel
ing among business men that a news
paper has 110 business to make money.
Why not? It is the most exacting busi
ness in the world, the most trying in
every way. It means long hours and
the greatest care in its conduct The
newspaper has the entire public to deal
with. It is criticised on all occasions.
It has to deal with all the cranks in the
community, and to do this successfully
requires judgment and patience.
It has power, and that power, to the
credit of journalism, is nearly always
wielded for the public good. No ques
tion of vital concern to the home people
fails to find a stroug support from the
home newspaper, and this, too, without
remuneration. The publisher spends
his money to further these projects,
and the community never gives a
thought to the matter of cost to him.
It is not paid out of the public pocket
Saved by Fireflies.
The gigantic tropical fireflies which
swarm in the forests and canebrakes
of most of the low lying West Indian
islands once proved the salvation of the
city of Santo Domingo. A body of buc
caneers, headed by the notorious Thom
as Cavendish, had laid all their plans
for a descent upon the place, intending
to massacre the inhabitants and carry
away all the treasure they convenient
ly could, and had actually put off their
boats for that purpose.
As they approached the land, how
ever, rowing with muffled oars, they
were greatly surprised to see an infi
nite number of moving lights in the
woods which fringed the bayou up
which they had to proceed, and, con
cluding that the Spaniards knew of
their approach, they put about and re
gained their ship without attempting
Monrnera In Red.
There can be no doubt that in the
dark and part of the middle ages red,
aud not black, was the favorite mourn
ing color throughout Europe. Even
down to the end of the fifteenth cen
tury the change from blood red to
black was not complete, though black
cloaks were worn over red clothing. In
Abyssinia the mourning color is a red
dish brown. 111 Turkey it is violet a
color closely allied to red. It is a curi
ous fact that among the Maoris of New
Zealand red is the hue of sorrow. In
earlier times mourners daubed their
bodies with red Juices when they fol
lowed a chief to his grave, and
the resting places of the bodies were
also colored red
An Eqnal Safety.
An Irish clergyman during his first
curacy found the ladles of the parish
too helpful. He soon left the place.
One day thereafter he met his suc
"How are you getting on with the
ladies?" asked the escaped curate.
"Oh, very well," was the answer.
"There's safety in numbers."
"I found It In Exodus," was the quick
After the Dlaconnt.
"Ef you please, suh," said the Geor
gia darky, "how much fer a marriage
Icense en a divorce docklment?"
"A marriage license and divorce doc
"Yes, suh. I been studyln' 'bout glt
tin' married, en I 'lowed dat ef I got
tie two tergether dey'd come cheaper!"
"Charley, dear," said young Mrs.
Torkins, "I hope you will promise me
never to gamble."
"What Is your idea of gambling?"
"Betting your money and losing It,"
was the prompt reply. Washington
"I don't think much of this museum,"
said Jinks. "Why, they ain't got no
skull of Napoleon Ronaparte, and the
one I was 111 up to New York has two."
Falsehoods may be stated under Im
pression that they are truths, but lying
is characterized by the Intention to de
Ilnito nnd Ilia Critic.
Victor Hugo once made a queer mis
take In "Travailleurs de la Mer" when
he mentioned the Firth of Forth as
the "Premier de Quatre." He had con
fused the word "firth" with "first" The
Lnglish translator of the book was at
the pains 10 point this out to the great
man in a letter, but Victor Hugo was
Indignant at the impertinence and ab
solutely declined to have the mistake
Itul 11 IfHtn In Korea.
Korea Is a country of strange head
dresses. but perhaps the most curious
headgear of all is tbe immense rain hat
worn by the farmers' wives while
working in the fields during the rainy
season. These extraordinary coverings
are often as much as seven feet long
and live feet broad and protect the
body as effectively as any umbrella
Aa n Favor.
A certain London restaurant hns this
remarkable M iiteuce displayed in vari
ous parts of Its dining room:
"Any Inil'. 1 t> or inattention 011 the
part of any of flic employees of this es
tablishment w ill be considered a favor
if reported promptly to the proprietor."
raid For It. I
A kind hearted Washington romsn
paid a visit to New Orleans while the
shipping season on the river was at Its
height, and iis the loading or unloading
of n big river l>oat is one of the uio6t
interesting things imaginable to watch
she went one day to the levee where a
steamboat, one of the largest atloat,
was discharging its cargo. The mate
of the vessel stood at the gangplank
aiul directed the operations of the ne
gro roustabouts. He was loud voiced,
as a mate should be. and he bellowed
and roared and swore and now and
then whacked some unusually slow or
stupid negro with a spar. One negro
received so many blows that the Wash
ington woman's sympathies were
aroustt!. When she could endure the
male's brutality toward him no longer,
she walked over to where the negro
stood and spoke to him. "Why do you
allow that man to strike you and curse
you as he dot's?" she asked. The negro
looked at her in surprise and then
showed ail his teeth in a grin. "Law,
ml.-*-," said he, chuckling, "I don't mind
him. lie's paid for doiu' that, same S3
I'ze paid for doiu' this."
The t ie of EnKlUh.
Rusk in has said somewhere in the
"Fors Clavigera" that extreme nicety
in pronunciation and the use of words
is vulgarity. There can be no doubt
of It. At any rate, to prefer a fine
word to a p'ain one or common one and
to say what you have to say in a so
called tine style rather than in a nat
ural style is a sure sign of small cul
ture and of no taste at all. If a speak
er or a writer is up to his work, he will
trust for his effects to his clearness of
thought, strength of argument, force of
Imagination and power to use the Eng
lish language easily, directly and with
common sense correctness. Grammar,
diction and style are the three things
which make the difference between
gx>d writing and bad. The grammar
of the language must of course IK? ad
hered to. but adhered to not in the way
In which a servant obeys orders by do
ing glmp'y as he is told, but as a man
who knows in himself what he has to
do. —London News.
Cure of PnpplM.
Puppies after weaning will keep
strong and healthy and will grow fast
if fed only 011 fresh buttermilk and
corn 1 read, with soup instead of the
buttermilk twice a week, tHI they are
five or six months old. Do not feed
them sweet milk. Keep the puppies
where they can get plenty of exercise. •
Do n>t crowd them. Arrange their ken
nels so that they can go in and out of
their sleeping quarters. If fed in the
Bame vessels, some dogs get more than
their fair share of food and lose their"" — '
manners also. Fasten a number of
chains where they eat at such dis
tances that no one can reach the other;
then feed in ''(dividual pans. Give lit
tle medicine and plenty of exercise,
and you will then have strong, healthy
dogs. An hour's run every day In the
year in the fields and woods, weather
permitting, is essential to good health.
SnltcrliiK Sonrn tbe Temper.
"In all my experience as a physi
cian." said I>r. S. Weir Mitchell, the
nerve specialist, in a lecture, "I have
not seen more than a dozen men or
women who have been improved mor
ally by long continued suffering. Acute
illness and illness which brings the
patient close to death often has a bene
clal effect upon the disposition, but I
cannot agree with the assertion which
we frequently hear made In the pulpit
that suffering is usually the means of
refining. I have seen a few isolated
cases in which this was so, but It is not
the rule by any means. The chronic In
valid is almost invariably selfish and
peevish, and it Is a hard task to find a
nurse who can stand the strain of such
There is one word in the English lan
guage which can appear six times con
secutively In a sentence and make cor
To illustrate: A boy wrote on the
blackboard. "The lies does
The teacher objected to the word
"that," so the word "who" was substi
tuted. And yet It must be evident to
the reader, for all that, that that "that"
that that teacher objected to was right
Had Ita Good Poiata.
"That mediteval armor must have
been very uncomfortable," said a visit
or at the museum.
"Yes," answered the man with
darned clothes, "but there was one sat
isfaction about It. A man could always
take down a suit of it in entire confi
dence that the moths hadn't got into
Doth Were Candid.
Doctor—Your wife is in a very crit
ical state, and I should recommend you
to call in some specialist to consult 011
Husband—There, you see, doctor, I
wrs right again. I told my wife long
ago she ought to get proper medical ad- .
vice, but she always thought you might
' Lelanre If our*.
Dr. Johnson had scant sympathy
with Inconsistent and arrogant indus
try. "No man, sir, Is obliged to do
as much as lie can. A man should
have part of his life to himself."
Co*r* and Their Milk,
A professor in Konigsberg university
has experimented to determine the ef
fects of various foods 011 the odor giv
en off by cow's milk. "Some cows give
always, no matter what their food may
be, a milk of strong or disagreeable fla
vor which Is apt to caiyse digestive
troubles. In vain is the food changed—
the flavor persists. The taste of the
milk depends in a certain measure on
the cow'? food, but in a degree more
imi>ortnnt on the peculiarities of the
Mother—You naughty boy! You've
Little Son—No, mother.
"How did your clothes get torn and
your face get scratched?"
"I was trying to keep a bad boy from
hurling n good little boy."
"That was noble. Who was the good
Signing with the cross was first prac
ticed l»j Christians to distinguish
themselves from the pagans. In an
cient times kings and nobles used tbe
sign of the cross, whether they could
write or not. as a symbol that the per
son making it pledged himself by his
Christian faith to the truth of the mat
ter to which he affixed it.
Ilia l.aat Vlall.
Strnnirer (to small l>oy)—ls your
neighbor Jones at home?
Small Boy No. sir. He went to the
telnet cry this morning.
"When will lie return?"
"He's jioue to stay." '