Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 02, 1903, Image 1

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    VOL. XXXX.
[Cottage Hill j
l" Extension of South Main street, Butler s I
| principal thorofare, through this property. |
* Overlooking Butler's busy business center. |
; Kaleidoscope view of Greater Butler. *
* Most desirable home-site in Butler county. |
* Buy before the big improvement comes, f
and double your money.
* This is not idle talk; the improvements §
\ now being made will double values in this §
f section within six months.
* _ *
I For information, call at our office, 116 E. |
, Cottage Hill Land Co |
| Husclton's Uoes I
| In Snappy Spring Styles j
YA Everybody and his sister n
kl Will have new shoes for Easter 4
rA We hope including you. n
s^ow a Ashing variety of
7A striking new Spring styles, includ- >1
n (k W.. in 8 tlie fathers: Ideal Patent A
A Jg Kid and Colt, Velour and Box-calf, >1
► j Cordovan, Vici and Cuban Kid both 4
A y in Ladies' and Men's Lace, Button
J and Blucher cut at very low prices. J
Won't you let us show them to you £
| jfe HUSELTON'SSy:,' jj
Wm. Cooper, the tailor, will remove
his stock of goods, April 1 st, from the
Newton Music Store to Room No. 1,
Stein Block, near Willard Hotel.
These \n ill be but temporary quarters
pending his removal to his old stand at
porper of Diamond.
R- > .
1 QJJR MOTTO. (One price to all, net all prices to one.) y
? To Have and To Hold.
( Your trade for our mutual benefit is our chief aim. /
< Ip order to do this we offer to the buying public the /
C tfre bgst ppssiblg for tfie lgast pnonpy. 7
s Spring goeds now have the shelves. Low cute are >
S very much in evidence, S
/ Men's Shoes 98c to ftt.OO Ladies' Hhoen 88C to f-1.00 /
/ Boy's Shoes 88c to $2.50 Misses' Shoes 68c to \
5 Hanan and Torry Shoes $5 00 and ffl.oo Children's Shoes 48c to $1.50 r
6 The Patrician Shoes % L 5o d,es \
C 108 8. Main St. (People's Phone 683) Butler, Pa /
it Spring S Summer Weights
I ' A I ji 1; f\ / Have a natlineM about them that
If) /W k NIP) /Jl 1 a mark tl »? v c U V"iJ'f do to
!J 13 |\L>' V" I In wear the last years output. You
I '/ J) \ v/ i I H won't get the latest things at the
i l/i\\ IC7 VS stock clothiers either. The up-to
/ 1 YJ \\ lljf datetailoronlyc.au supply them,
I I 1//T // Ivy " you want not only tlje latest (J
I If (If IM I things in cut and fit and work
,|\ I 111 in«nsbip, the finest in durability,
y I I lit vhere else can you get combina-
Jj/ ■ I jlj 1* ™ 'lons, you get tliem at
P £>K
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
'24 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler, Pa
F. W. Devoe Ready Mixed Paints—All Colors
Jf. Main at. phone 4W. Wicjc Hnildim?.
lute Library jalyo3
| A Happy Combination. |
!$ Grand Millinery Opening and $
Gorgeous Anniversary Sale, £
51 Beginning Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
| April 2, 3 and 4$
The Modern Store
In keeping with til" demand- of Greater Bntler._ wo hive soured
Qb from one of the largest jj f - New \ork and (.hicatro,
a.s milliner, nil artist in her liu • who h«8 brought t » onr mil
linerv departoient that skill and uritsini'litv which is* so apparent in hand
[ foine and fashionable he.-dwear. Undt r the direction of our new head-N
<V milliner, we will fhnw the j r-ople of Br.Jier
S A Matchless Display of Ariis'ic Spring Millinery. $
»* Which will embrace Parisian » «. New \ork model- and beaniiful
concerts from onr own w rkru iiis, t-o ( harming ss to completely
all onr previons efforts, and • ■uvbi " v >n. beyond a doubt th-it "ur -A
# millinerv department has k"pt p- ••• wit., the demands of t'<e times HI d
catem to the wpnts of i and
public 'jL
£ Unrivalled Anniversary Sale
In addition to our Millinery Opening, we have (••mcliide.l t > cex--
brut,, the first ai.niver- rv of th ; -> lie.v -♦ ,r« in n manner np ; ,rer -itive of
the patronage so liberallv be -r < > ved nj) m us by the public i'i the p tsi
m year We are offering a'line of -oikls at prices that will make tms event
S memorable in the history of Bntler m-r.-handising a'H our stoct is so
flp varied and complete that we cannot mention the bargains here, but ask
you to see circulars for particulars
'4: Eisler-Mardorf Co., 't
f- psoitis: :?|&V Ll\ Mail Orders Solicited g
Opening of Spring and Summer Footwear.
I Every new style is here, every
new shape and every new leather,
In Ladies' fine shoes we are show
ing many handsome styles in fine
J&M&. Patent kid, Dull-kid and fine Dongola
shoes, latest style toe, with low,
medium or extra high heels. Girls'
I shoes same styles as the Ladies'
shoes with spring or half
Men's fine shoes in Patent Celt
™ Skin, Velour, Box Calf and Cadet
kid, Lace or Blucher cut, very hand
some styles, prices $2.00 to $5.00.
' ar^6 stoc ' c ine s^oes
Growing Demand for Oxfords.
These beautiful days start the sale of Oxfords, and every
thing points to a good Oxford season.
Ladies and Gents will find us splendidly equipped in this lint.
All the latest lasts in Lace, Bluchers and Button. One, two,
three and four strap slippers, 75c to $3.50.
Complete stock of Gokey's hand plain toe and box-toe
A large stock of Men's and Boys' good solid working shoes.
85c to $2.50. Repairing neatly and promptly donp.
!2X South Main St., BUTLER, PA.
.■<. j. «-j 4 J. : 1,1 1 ■ • ■
!C The frequent arrivals of frfah, new Cbtjons at-e fast crowding out
jp tjie winter gpodj and give the store a decided fpnng iike appearance, i#
flr Finest line we have ever shown. Beautiful Mercerized Kan-iei
X in striiieH, brocades and openwork paftefnp. at Jj.c to'nOp.' Jn'dijv
■ Lipenn, apd
The MulhouHo Percale , are much superior to the ordinary percales tR
nsnally sold at the same price. Finer cloth, softer and better finish Q*
and more attractive patterns, ::0 inch'.i wide 1 1.Jc yard. JO
More new arrivals added t> onr large assortment ot the very V
■ choisest styleu of (iitiifhain and yecrsuckers, at 10c and 12' c.
fIP Deoi()e<lly upw pattepnu it) Curtain Uwisu, Madras, Nil kali net, tf
S| Denim*, and Oretounes that are very handsome and attractive, l-}c
The finest home publication in thaconntry, replete with articles (R
U of interest to women, 1 «M> pages and colored cover. Numeron ilb; U
K strations of the latest fashions. March number no-. rea<i/ sutfecrfp' T:
tion price 50c a year. Mingle copy 0 contij. MontTily Fashion Sheet V
Jn Free Xi
|L. Stein & Son,§
Early Spring Hats.
We are showing all the new shapes for Spring. 190 H
j-JATS nuw f».<r yuur inspection.
FLOWERS and are going to be worn very
extensively for early Spring style. See the fine
display at
■jiH Soutb Main ht»«ui. • - Bntler, P»
Who so Many Wear Glasses
t ''", Ainerli-an iiei.jile
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mt "• Mm , ..
EL. ' -y* *•« feu ihui were t i..".n < i iM»!iif».i r i>'. I»'"|m
w I "" timely np-
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*1 I'M IVP 11 mill Victor
I inU.inir miu'liliieH.Htiitfliiv mul in'iinu
■■violin, Kiiltsr anil muiidiillii HtrliiKn.
Jeweler and Optician. : : : : Butler, I'a
Subscribe for the CITIZEN.
In all its BUfe'ca. „ JJ 1 *!)#
Ely's Cream Ba!mC ,nt! »_|w
cleanses, soothes and heals m
the diseased membrane.
11 cures catarrh and drives M.
a-ay a cold in the head
i 'ream ilalm is placed into the nostrils,spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Size, 50 cents at Drug
gist's or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren Street, New York
Ayer's Pills are good pills.
You know that. The best
family laxative you can buy.
f Want your moustache or beard a |
j beautiful brown or rich biack ? Use 1
i Buckingham's Dye;
pQcts o' dr'jgg^»t» P HI ScCO Nuhua
•> . fefri „i
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a.» f 3
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Beet iron and Wine j^j
B! **l Puritier. k 1
Trice, 50c pint. j,
' Prepared and w A
J sold only L V
Johnston's M
*1 Crystal N
M Pharmacy, fcj
It. Rl. LOOAN, l h. O .
k H Manager, iff 1
Wl ICO N. Mill 11 St., Hutler, fa k
[ V Hoth 'I'hODPH 91
wl Everything in the
drug line. f A
Do You (juy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and sec us when 1.1 need of
anything in the Drug Line ami
wo are sure you will call again.
We carry full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toikt Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
FS. G. Puttvis, Ph. O.
Both Phones.
213 S. Main St. Jl„Ue.* in.
No better ay wu prepare
it, could '•<' formulated to act more spe
cih<*HUv noon tho Kidneys and Liver
than Marsh ltoot. As a Liver [ll vibr
ator MarHh Root is now a conceded fact,
and where the Liver is torpid and nlti|/
fn*h Constipation manifest, the body
tired, the eyes blurred, anil weakened,
the complexion poor, a sensation of dull
headaches, and
wdl uverci.mo them.
i<' the Kiticacy of Marnh Hoot, and
its fi;,'ht against Kidney Diseases, you
can be your own Jndge if you are an uf
fiicted, and if it fails to relieve or cure
you, take tin- buttle back to your
«ist and he will (rive you your
money back. Marsh Root stands for
the cure of Inllanuc.athjtt o£ (iatarrli of
the llht'»d;'f, iUoiJced Kidneys, Hcaldin#
tl'vin£.'Hhcumatic (}o«|t (Iravel, Uric
Acid, etc. The organs that require the
most careful attention (and are the most
often neglected, and the human filters
or strainers the Kidneys, and therefor
doubly reiiuire your attention.
lio not tin' Kidney miu'lilni'ry
iioccJm ropulr. Do not allow at » ».. to
KO kli-m V. 11 r I , Uo tuU- *'A stltrh in
j 1 11» w out of i»v#»ry
ItV*. a Imltfe of Marnli Koot for a Mtnall outlay
will relievo you of your troublo awl worry.
For sal« onlv at
Reed's Pharmacy
Cor. Maiu atid lefferson Sts.. Hutler, Pa
Have You a Neighbor?
It so why don't you k l "* i /"f **•
together and have a tele- jv.
phone system. 2? 9 fe* '
We manufacture them. *
At.k us anil we will tell jL-i *
you all about it 2"/J' 1
iViectrical work of all ■*
descriptions done on short
The U. S. Electric Mfg. Co
I Cnp!iri<jliU U>ui, I'll the
S. S. \fcClure Company
It had become a byword in the col
lose town lonn before Gsegson reached
his junior year. There had lieen one
little love affair after another, none of
them very serious so far as Gregson
was concerned, but with Just enough
sentiment and a few heartaches and
tears on the part of the young women
to leave memories like those of deli
cately crushed rose leaves.
First there bad been the demure
I young daughter of Professor De
schelle, who was suddenly and not
unwisely shipped off to Berlin for a
year's Unisliiug. Then Miss Bowdoin,
daughter of a St. Louis millionaire,
came to nurse her brother through
pneumonia and after meeting Gregson
remained so long that her father
wrote inquiring whether they now
quarantined nurses in pneumonia
cases. The next little affair was more
serious so far as the elder Gregson's
purse was concerned, and of the
college men are wondering to this day
how much Tottie Vaughn of "The
Dazzler" company named as the price
of withdrawing her suit.
After three years Gregson had what
his friends irreverently termed "a rep"
as a juggler with feminine hearts. The
newest girl in town was quite general
ly referred to at the end of a week or
so as ."Gregson's latest," and host
esses remarked to their young guests:
"Now, do look out for Harry Gregson,
my dear. He is such a charming fel
low. hut an incorrigible, absolutely un
principled flirt."
Perhaps these same married women
and chaperons who shook their heads
over him and then smiled understood
and sympathized with him more than
they realized. In reply to their remon
strance he would say plaintively:
"Bless your heart, I can't help it. now,
honestly. It is the girls who take this
so seriously. I never do. Why can't
they enjoy a dance, a few flowers,
boxes of candy, an evening at the the
ater and other little trifles wlthouty?x
peeting a proposal tacked on the end
of these attentions? I don't want to
marry them. 1 always tell them so,
and then they got mail and say I'm a
reckless flirt and I ought to go on the
stage, where I could make googoo eyes
at the leading lady all the while. Now,
I tlflnk that's unjust. No one-under
stands me. 1 just waul to enjoy my
self, to Kip lightly of life's pleasures,
but these women take life so seriously.
If they want to be unhappy and hol
low eyed and Ophelia-like and Indulge
In a hopeless, undying passion, why, I
can't help that, now, can I?"
So It happened that when Gregson
decided to go home with Dlsbrow for
part of the vacation the sensation cre
ated was profound. Gregson away
from Newport and the country club, a
thousand miles from a yacht, buried
on a midwest farm! What would the
girls do. and what would Gregson do?
The Intimacy between the two men
was on tho surface incongruous. Greg
son was n typical city man, well
groomed, well dressed and absolutely
self contained. His grandfather had
been one of the few millionaires of bis
day; bis father was now one of the
many. Dlsbrow came from a midwsst
farm, from which he had wrung by
the literal sweat of his brow a course
at the great eastern college. He wore
ready made, clothes, cared more for
liis books than his tub and was ex
tremely self conscious, easily embar
rassed. But between the two thero
existed a peculiar affinity.
Gregson drawled as he was packing
Ills trunk for the trip: "Dlsbrow comes
from the stuff uur presidents are made
V>f. lie might bo president some day,
and then I'd be glad to know him and
get a foreign post." Not for the world
would he admit a disinterested affec
tion for this awkward chap toward
whom he had been so strangely aud
unselfishly drawn. Aud so he landed
nt the Dlsbrow farm with a selection
of clothing which, though a credit to
liih good breeding in its simplicity, yet
stamped him as apart from tho men
among whom he was to move for tho
next few months. Gregson would bo
well dressed In Jeans and could give a
eertain twist to a bargain counter tie
that made It quite his own. At least
that was what Alice Davis had
thought while ho danced attendance
upon her at the strawberry festival
given by tho Union chuft'U. Her eyes
hail told him t\i>« and more.
was thinking it all over as he
drove home alone, with the scent of
loamy upturned earth bearing bbu
company along tho moonlit road. Alice
lacked style. Ho could easily picture
her as getting hopelessly tangled up
In a trained gown. She displayed no
wiles, subtle or otherwise, but was
deliciously ingenuous. And those eyes!
Those perfect lashes sweeping a peach
blow cheek! What was sho (lying In
this God forsaken QOtyntryl He would
ask next time they met. No;
lie would ask Dlsbrow when he got
home. Come to think of It, Dlsbrow
had had her picture, along with his
sister's and mother's, on his wall at
college. Perhaps she was a relative
Dlsls'ow had stayed home. At the
inoinciU his mother had been tak
en slightly ill, and he had explained to
Grtgsou that he hated to leave her In
that shape. She had worked so hard
that he might go to college. And
Gregson had not minded. lie had met
and been cordially received by n\m\.v
of the neighbors. a country
festive} \ya« u novelty to him. Dlh
l>ruw wus waiting up for him, aud
tliey slopped for a smoke on the small
porch, with masses of fragrant honey
* "Pretty girl, {lmf Miss Davis, and
rattle* u gooii sort, I imagine," said
Gregson carelessly.
Disbrow's pipe was suspended mid
way in the ulr.
"You've struck it, Harry. No other
words would describe her. She Is a
good s-irt, and" there wiih n short
pause In which •eeined to be
jtu lyfiq* his pijte thoughtfully -"l've
liev«r qulto boon able to understand
how she could love such an oaf as 1.
I'm not half lit for her, but we've been
sweethearts for years, and I believe
for her sake I can overcome almost
any obstacle. She helped me pay the
oil this place ill"' '.lti',ally
forced me to yUng*. SUo'fi she's n
. ;„'iiliu Tfrspli'itfloll."
Gregson's pipe had goue out, and lie
did not offer to relight It. In a (ew
moments lie rose uUelftied himself
In/.I I y iiHii una ui mv<l with a depth of
tcelUlg quite out of keeping with his
"Man. you're to be congratulated.
Love like hers can keep a fellow from
doing lots of fool tilings."
The moonlight filtered through the
poplar trees and the dormer window 1
beyond which lay Gregson. his head
propped on his elbow, his pipe putting
vigorously. He was thinking again of
that innocent, half pleading face, of
[ Uu* wonder in lier gentle eyes at hl3
| cleverly worded, half veiled compli
ments. of tlie flush that might come to
her cheek when they met again and
[ when he held lit r hand Just a trifle
longer than good form demanded. She
knew so little aud he so much. He
thought of a delicate rosebud unfold
ing slowly, dreamily, until its throb
bing. crimson heart lay bare, and lie
thought of Dlsbrow, plain, i>lodding
Dis! row. who had a future to carve
out for himself and the rosebud. Then
Urogson set his teeth hard on his
pipe. It was out.
Grogson was sorting his mail. Most
of the envelopes were small aud dis
tinctly feminine in their chirography.
One bore his father's office address in
the corner. He read this first aud
turned to Dlsbrow with an air of
mingled surprise and regret that was a
credit to his versatility.
"The pater wants uie to run over to
London on a little mission for him, so
I'll have to be leaving tomorrow or
next day. I'm no end sorry, especially
about the fishing trip I won't have to
Spirit lake; but business is business."
Disbrow was genuinely disappointed
over the sudden termination of Greg
son's visit. They had planned so many
short jaunts up to the lakes, but dur
ing the fortnight already spent there
had been too much for him to look
after on the farm. He voiced this feel
ing as he watched Gregson pack.
"I wanted you to see more of Alice,
too," he said. "She's not just the sort
you're used to, but I" her way she's
one in a thousand. And you'd iearn
to like her."
"1 know I shouldn't," answered Greg
sou. kneeling to fold some trousers.
"Will you tell her for me, If I don't see
her again, that I consider you the two
luckiest people of my acquaintance,
and I'm coming back when you are
married and settled?"
But Disbrow did not catch the words
murmured under the other man's
breath, "but not until then."
Orlg;iu ot Mntliomatl<ral Signs.
The sign of addition is derived from
the initial letter of the word "plus."
In making the capital letter it was
made more and more carelessly until
the top part of the "p" was finally
placed near the center; hence the plus
sign, as we know it, was gradually
The sign of subtraction was derived
from the word "minus." The word was
first contracted in m. n. s. with a hori
zontal line above to indicate that some
of the letters had been left out. At last
the letters were omitted altogether,
leaving only the short line.
The multiplication sign was obtained
by changing the plus sign into the let
ter "x." This was done because mul
tiplication is but a shorter form of ad
Division was formerly indicated by
placing the dividend above a horizontal
line and the divisor below. In order to
save space in printing the dividend was
placed to the left and the divisor to the
right. After years of "evolution" the
two "U's" were omitted altogether, and
simple dots set in the place of each. As
with the others, the radical sign was
derived from the initial letter of the
word "radix."
The sign of equality was first used
in the year 1557 by a sharp mathema
tician, who substituted it to avoid fre
quently repeating the words "equal to."
A Plrnmnnt Old Legend.
Many years ago, saillug from Con
stantinople to Marseilles, we passed
close under the lee of Stromboli, off
the north coast of Sicily. The irrecon
cilable old volcano was not In active
eruption, but from the crater a reddish
smoko was rising, while from the fis
sures in Its sides burst now and again
tongues of lurid flame. "Ah," observed
a sailor—the vessel was an English
one—"Old Booty is at it again!" So
far as I can remember there is a
legend that one Captain Booty, a mas
ter mariner trading to the Mediter
ranean In the seventeenth century, be
came so notorious for drinking and
swearing that he was seized upon by
the fiend and carried off to the Interior
of Stromboli, from which he has con
tinued ever since to utter profane lan
guage by means of tongues of tire and
puffs of smoke. This, however, did
not prevent the ghost of tho» profane
skipper from frightening his widow,
who resided in Lower Thames street,
half out of her senses by appearing
to her at supper time smelling strong
ly of brimstone.—London Times.
Why lli-ml Riverf
The western branch of the Kennebec
has been give-t the name Dead river
because lu 1775 It was full of drowned
soldiers. So one may read. But there
Is not a syllable of truth in It. And the
next picture conjured up by the name,
a doleful Styx, turbid and miasmatic.
Is equally false. The plain fact is that
the river flows for u long distance
through meadows, autl tinluss the wa
ter Is Ulgh it scarcely seems to move
at all That Is why It has been called
dead. Nothing gloomy belongs to the
name. A delectable and captivating
stream Is Dead river.—Century.
Mrs. Grectio—TU«y tell me your hus
band (mm beeu decorated by somo for
eign ruler. «
Mrs. Itrown Yes, but It's only a bit
of ribbon, and It doesn't match my
complexion at all. When Charles wears
It anywhere, he'll have to go without
ine.— Boston Transcript.
I Aaplrntinn.
A man was asked recently by the
gruff clerk at the stamp window, after
he had deposited - cents, "Well, what
do you want?" Ho answered tfoudy,
'"An automobile, please," Verily, a
soft answer turtietli away wrath.—
Albany Argus.
About three days after a man returns
from a trip his friends begin to think
up something to change the subject
when they see him \U'hisou
An Acrommodatliis Wltiioaa.
The witness on the stand had been
bullyragged by the lawyer until his
patience was exhausted.
"Now," said the attorney, - "you say
you saw the prisoner <,\yttw his pistol?"
you are on your oath."
"I'm not forgetting It."
"You are sure you ur<? the
"Sura' ,
".V'o mistake about it?"
"You couldn't be persuaded Into any
other statement?"
Here the Judge Interposed.
"Ob, let hlui go on, your honor,"
pleaded the witness, "lie's a lawyer,
and he doesn't know the truth w|,ivu lie
sees 11, and I'm only ghul to show
litin liow u v i tar as 1 cau."
In Knally Ilailt and Satisfactory
Sheep Hack—A Light Stoneboat.
The sheep rack shown in the cut is
one we made three or four years ago
for feeding roughage to our breeding
ewes. While we have plenty of barn
room and can easily accommodate
three times our present flock, we like
to feed out of doors as much as possi
ble. Sheep and especially breeding
ewes will obtain more exercise when
fed in this way than in any other. The
rack is 10 feet long and 2*4 feet wide.
Out four corner posts out of 2 by 4 stuff
3 feet (J inches long. The posts are
then set two and a half feet apart and
a 2 by 4 spiked across on the inside
eighteen inches from the ground. For
side pieces six inch l>oards should be
used. The distance allowed each sheep
is fourteen Inches from center to cen
ter, or ten inches in the clear between
slats. For upright pieces on the sides
four inch strips were used. On the In
side, as plainly shown in cut, four Inch
strips were nailed to keep the hay from
being pulled out. These strips are
about live inches longer than the out
side slats, giving a slight incline to
ward the center. To help keep the hay
from being pulled out and for bracing
the rack these slats are very essential
in the construction of a rack of this
The general construction of the rack
Is crude. It was built of picked up
pieces of boards. When we built the
rack, we did not Just know which de
sign would be the most satisfactory
and for this reason did not take any
extra pains to make it f»ncy. We have
used the rack for three or four years
along with two other designs of racks
for outdoor feeding purposes and can
say for economy and for keeping the
chaff out of tho wool we have been
well pleased with this one. We now
have under construction racks of a sim
ilar design that will when finished ac
commodate 500 sheep without crowd
ing, says a correspondent of the Ohio
Farmer, who also describes a handy
stoncboat of his own construction, as
Last spring I found myself In need of
a new stoueboat, and I made the one
shown In the accompanying cut. I used
three 3 by 14 oak plank nine feet long
placed alongside each other as shown
in the illustration. In sawing the plank
It Is very Important to saw from both
ends so that the end from which the
draw comes will have a runner shape.
If this is not looked after when the log
is being sawed, the plank will never
make an easy drawing stoneboat. In
fastening the plank together a piece of
a runner plank was bolted across the
front end In order to make a secure
place to attach a.chain. The rear end
was fastened by 'jolting an oak 2 by 4
across. I did not l»olt any side piece on,
as some people do, for I believe they
are a nuisance when drawing barrels
and the like.
A stoneboat is oue of the homemade
devices that serve almost an Indispen
sable purpose about the farm. Hardly
does a day pass but what oue finds use
for a boat of this kind. In the time of
the year when a drag or some like tool
must be taken some distance to a field
a stoneboat If at hand will save tho
heavy lifting on to a wagon. It Is noth
ing uncommon when plowing to find
large stones that have been heaved
nearer the surface' that one wishes to
remove, and the lifting of such stones
on to a wagon Is simply out of tho ques
tion. The stoneboat being so light and
easy to handle can be quickly brought
around aud the stono loaded without
any hard lifting and drawn to some
out of the way place.
A New Fruit Peril.
California Is now on guard against
the entry of the Queensland (Australia)
fruit tly, which has so ruined tho fruit
Industry hi Queensland that the farm
ers are In many instances burning their
trees and converting their acres to pas
ture or the growing of wheat and bar-'
ley. According to the San Francisco
Examiner, Mr. George Compere of Cal
ifornia has been employed by the Aus
tralian government to search in every
country of tho earth, if necessary, till
he tlnds an Insect foe that preys upon
and keeps this destructive fruit fly in
check. It Is thought that somewhere
such an Insect must exist, and the
Queensland fruit tly cannot lie fought
by the ordinary method* of spraying.
No species of fruit Is exempt. Melons,
grapes, apples, pears, plums, peaches,
ornngee, lemons and, in fact, every
fruit used as human food Is attacked
and devoured.
A Netv Suicuent lon for Attractive
According to statistics gathered by
tho Storrs (Connecticut) experiment
station, the cheese most couimoulj
eaten in this country Is like the Eng
lish cheddar anil Is known by that
uaine. In order to promote the manu
facture of various kinds of cheese In
tliis country It I" desirable to encour
age gre.iter consumption of It. Many
believe that marketing cheese In more
attractive and conveulout ftirm would
tlo this. So ini) of the higher priced
*.>rts of clu'.vt' are marketed In small
package* and Jars, but tho bulk of the
cheese consumed Is marketed In large
slr.es, which are cut into slices and
•.old by the pound. Such slices do not
keep well, since the freshly cut sur
face exposed to the air Is large In pro
portion to the weight.
E. 11. Farrington of the Wisconsin
station lias recently c&(iertu>cntcd In
the manufacture nt vhvesea In small
sizes, the (ov«u vhoseM being suggested
by po'iad prints of butter that
have proved so successful. The ched
dar cheese experimented with was
made by the usual prvcess, the uuly
WiodUh'aUvu being lu the pressing #nd
No. 14.
In the follower used In the press. Thd
curd was placed in a mold or hoop of
rectangular shape, the bottom or fol
lower of which was a curved board
divided into a number of sections, each
of which corresponded to a half pound
print of cheese. The form of the prints
Is determined by the carving of the
boards, which may be of any size of
design to suit any particular market.
The sections can be readily cut apart
when sold by the retailer.
In the experiments at the University
of Wisconsin the letters TJ W were
stamped on each section of cheese. The
thickness of the block of cheese is of
course regulated by the amount of
curd put into the mold each time. The
cheeses averaged very nearly fifteen
pounds in weight and were each di
vided Into fifteen prints. The dimen
sions of each block of cheese were
11.5 by 13.25 by 2.5 inches, each print
being 2.5 by 2.5 by 4.25 Inches. The
cheese was pressed in an upright,
frame, the carved board placed at the
bottom of the rectangular mold. The
bandage cloth was large enough to
cover the carved boards, the sides and
the bottom of the cheese. The ends
were brought together on the smooth
side of the cheese, the cloth being cut
in such a way as to make smooth cor
A metal hoop similar to the cheddar
cheese hoops, with fasteners, etc., it Is
believed? can be made for this kind of
cheese so that horizontal gang presses
may IKS used and N number of cheeses
put to press at the same time. By carv
ing both sides of the board it can be
used for molding two cheeses when the
board Is placed in the press between
the cheeses. At the Wisconsin station
no difficulty was experienced In curing
these cheeses in the same way as Ched
dar cheese is cured. The bottom and
sides should be greased and the cheese
turned occasionally, although It should
not rest on the printed surface for a
very long time. Ry exercising a little
care in handling these cheeses during
the curing process, according to Pro
fessor Farrington, they can be kept
clean and attractive in appearance and
if well made from good milk will de
velop an acceptable flavor.
Graaa Seed Inc.
If you must sow grass on growing
wheat, leave an aero till the ground
settles In April. With a harrow work
up enough loose earth to make a seed
bed. Sow your seed and barrow It in.
Or if on oats drill the grass at the same
time, so the seed will fall In front of
the drill hoes so as to be covered. Then
If a drought follows harvest the grass -
will have a little chance. Many men
who believe their ground too poor to
grow clover will be agreeably surprised
if they will cover the seed with earth,
as nature demands that It should be.—
Cor. Country Gentleman.
New* and Notea.
According to Broomball's Corn Trade
News (London), the rye crop of the
world In 1002 amounted to 1,500,000,000
bushels, the out crop to 3,273,000,000
bushels, the barley crop to 1,050,000,000
bushels and the corn crop to 3,069,000,-
000 bushels.
rencllaria is a fodder plant for which
large claims arc made. It Is said to
yield from three to seven cuttings per
year from one sowiug.
Averaging results obtained at all the
Canadian experiment farms, Enormous
was the heaviest yielding potato in
Spraying to prevent fungous diseases
is a "preventive" measure, therefore
must be done In time.
Tho smallest farmer In Finland has
his home "separator," says a dairy pa
The farmer who has alfalfa feels a
sort of contemptuous pity for those
who have not become aware of Its val
ue, remarks a western man.
As a factor in progressive orchard
management systematic tillage Is a
practice of comparatively recent Intro
Forrvrr nt Him.
Newltt—Funny! I always associate
your wife with a certain episode in my
own life. There's just one thing she al
ways reminds me of—
Henpeck—l wish I could say that.
There's lots of things she always re
mlnds mo of.—Philadelphia Press.
Still In the Family.
Jack—My grandfather had a fine col
lection of silver, which he bequeathed
to my father on condition that it should
always remain In tho family.
Ethel—Then you have It still?
Jack—Well—er—my uncle has It
On the Shore.
"How sweet It would be to live alone
with you In yonder lighthouse!" be
whlsitered, tenderly.
"Yes," she murmured abstractedly,
"and do light housekeeping."—Smart
Stated a Faet.
A clergymitn highly esteemed for his
many excellent qualities, of which ora
tory Is not one, has recently had placed
In his church by his loving congrega
tion a new pulpit. It Is a line piece of
work, ornate with carving and artistic
embellishment. But the text inscribed
on It, considering the effect of the good
rector's sermons, might have been more
happily chosen. "He glveth his beloved
Sleep," It runs.
The Monument Waa n Mltit.
A stately granite shaft had been
erected In the cemetery of a Massa
chusetts town In memory of a man
whose life had been anything but
praiseworthy. None tho less the monu
ment was one of the sights to be shown
to n stranger, and one day a former
resident of the town who had been
away for many years returned and was
taken to see the granite obelisk. 11#
was no stranger to the faults and fall
ings of tho man whom It eulogized
with Its gilded Inscription, and, after
silent contemplation of the shaft on all
sides, he said, "Well, If It's for good
ness, It's too big, and If It's for badness
It's not big enough."—New Havcu
llorses are like eggs. It Is Impossible
to tell what's In them until they are
Dishonesty Is a forsaking of perma
nent for temporary advantage.—Bove«