Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 30, 1903, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    VOL. XXXX.
| Millinery Sale—>©g;
j The flodern Store
► Fine French Bati3te Chiffon 4m in wide 40c, 50c, 75c yd *
| Choice Mercerized Persian Lawns. u~«r. 35 c and 50c yd- g| j
Plain Persian Lawns, 25c, 35c, 50c yd.
Nainsooks and Swisses, 12 1-2 c to 35c yd m
* All the new trimmings for above, including Val. and Clnnv Laces, em !
40 broideries ornaments, etc. W
The very latest things in Fine Wool Dress Goods, in white and all the j
W new spring shades, Etamines. Voiles, Mohairs, etc. W
S A chw:" lir-e of Ltdies' Trimmed Hats this week, worth $7.50,n0w $4 88 U
JV A special lot of Children's Hats at 1 49
Our Millicery has distinctive featnris. and we can please you in quality
■P beyond a doabt.
Eisler-Mardorf Co., -J
W «oirrn maw STREET ) nn< Mail or Phone orders promptly S
g ?SSr£2£' !" * and carefully filled. *
'"v \~f~ '/a' "
P - -jr Including all correct ideas for Men, Ll
v > Women, Boys, Youths, Misses and fA
W /my Children's wear. Over five hundred
[jJjL v ;Zj) styles—no possible want but what A
we can meet to your taste. >1
► :S Boots, Oxfords, Slippers for 4
< S every and any service or occasion. >
► BAa IUI„«'o SI.OO, $1.50, $2.00, i
< VMK mens $2.50, $3.00 and up ►
* t0 $5.00 a pair.
Women's SU $1 g J
Wjj/Kf $2.50, $3 and up to $5.00 a *
ißlßy P air - representing the highest '
*: £& \ art in the manufacturing of
\ shoes and shown in all de-
A sirable leathers.
J?T 1 Misses' 75c, sl, 1.25 & 1.50.
h *fci* Children's 25c, 50c, 75c&$l. \
fg J- Boys' 90c sl, 1.25, 1.50, & $2,
I Don't buy a shoe until you
h ave inspected our Spring
lines —now —ready
Opening of Spring and Summer Footwear.
Every new style is here, every ■
new shape and every new leather. ■
In Ladies' fine shoes we are show
frig many handsome styles in fine
Patent-kid, Dull-kid and fine Dongola
shoes, latest style toe, with low,
medium or extra high heels. Girls'
shoes same styles as the Ladies
shoes with spring or half heels.
Men's fine shoes in Patent Colt
Skin, Velour, Box Calf- and Cadet
kid, Lace or Blucher cut, very hand
some styles, prices $2.00 to $5.00.
A large stock cf Boys' fine shoes
in all the new styles.
A Growing Demand for Oxfords.
These beauuful days start the sale of Oxfords, and every
thing points to a good Oxford season.
Ladies and Cents will find us splendidly equipped in this line.
AH the latest lasts in Lace, Bluchers and Button. One, two,
three and four strap slippers, 75c to $3.50.
Complete stock of Cokey's hand made plain toe and box-toe
A large stock of Men's and Boys' good solid working shoes,
85c to $2.50. Repairing neatly and promptly done.
138 South Main St., BUTLER, PA.
tjfr 4$ Spring Summer Weights
1 j; /1E Have a nattinea. about ttat|u that Pj
' -')&/ (d [1 rVA // 1\ marlt thp wearer, it won't do to
P ' </ M tV. \r ' V*M 91 wear the last year's putptit. You
I / Jy f \J j O won't get the latest things at the
fyK\ it/ V? stock clothiers either. The up-to
•/1 1| A Y>\ \ f~\ *' a^e tailor only can supply them,
[ ' 1 'l\[ \s 1/ / ill \j y° u want not o"'y l ' lc ' atest
II I 111 <hing» in cut and fit and work
j[l 1 I j I vhcre e!»t can you get combina
iy i j Ijl [I lons, you get them at
'pE C K
. Wi. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
£4 North Main: Street All Work Guaranteed Bu.tler, Pa
!v. ■ *- w " --* T ' "—j -y, — Sf, rf
LOTS OH IT- ■' '
F W Devoe Ready Miyed Paints—All Colors. «
Patterson Bros'
238 N. Main St. Phone 400. Wick Building
urcfctent iilaney and iiiver Hemedy. cure for Sick
RheiimatiMm, BIIKKI Pnrifler.
For * Sale ** y nll l ,rn Kßißtß, or by mail, 25c, 50c, and |I.OO
Subscribe or the CITIZEN
cleanses, soothes and hes's C a
Uic diseased membrane.
It cures catarrh and drives
i-xtty & cold in tte tead
quickly. ,
« r. am Balm is pi*ced into the nostrils.sj.reaas
over the membrane and is absorbed. -Relief is im
mediate ar.d a cure follows. It is not drying—doel
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 centi at Drug
gist« or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS, 50 Warren Street, New York
Liver Pills.
That's what you need; some
thing to cure your bilious
ness. You need Ayer's Pills.
Want your moustache or tearJ a j
beautiful brown or rich black ? Use j
50cts of drugg'itsor R P HallfcCo., '■ HJ
il Johnston's M
H Beef, Iron and Wine
Bl<xxl Pnritler. k 1
MA sold only at L«
|j Crystal M
] Pharmacy. W
N R. M. LOGAN, Ph. 0.,
V ManaKer, pi
ICS N. Main St., Rutlctr, l'a
v Both 'l'bnnes 91
Everything in the
drug line.
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and see t)S when in need of
anything in the Urug Line and
we are sure you will eall again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
TJ. (i. Puuyis, PH. D
Both Phones.
2t:» S. Main St. Butler Pa.
Are you going to i
Bur.D or remqdel
r; v r
J\ V»v ' V <. . ,
(L ? - - 4
SjyAJ JTtl
Sr 1 ti
i\ - ' Hi' J -
Let us give you a on
the Plumbing and Gas Fitting
of your home.
MAILLOT.. Both Phones
IC, F. T. Papej
1 C* v• v• v # v # •v 0 v° v° 2. J
f j
) 121 E. Jefferson Street. /
I WHEN Tiit tiU.'-T I
t 7
I t
.* '' 'Pi/r.frfif, M MeCbtrt'' -V'.'-r »
f f
There had lieen a painful scene and
they had parted forever. Geraldiue
tad carried herself well and bad re
turned the rins with ail air of such
positive relief that Arthur could not
contain himself, ai;d U;.d rushed from
tier presence to find a place where he
could fiive free vent to h!s feelings.
His man David was packing, and Ue
proposed returning to New York with
the dogs, and from there —oh. hang it
all, what was the use of planning?
iiis life was blasted.
In another part of the Southampton
"cotfc'ge" a girl sat dnobling her red
eyes with cologne water, while her
hostess vainly offered consolation.
"it's (jnite the thing in fox hunting,
I assure you, Jerry," she nai« help
"It may be quite the thing to be cruel
and cut—cut the poor little helpless
tiling's t-tail off, but the man that did
it shall never m-marry me," declared
Geradline with momentary spirit.
"But the fox was dead before be did
it, you know," said the good lady.
• Yes: killed by a pack of horrid dogs
urged on by i>eople who will have
in-much to answer for hereafter,"
wept the girl. "Don't ask me to see
him again: I'm going to take the after
noon tniin to New York and leave him
lit re to revel In b-butcliery."
The cause of all this woe was a Shin
necock bills fox hunt, with a real fox
Instead of an aniseed bag. Reynard
bad led the field a glorlou* chase,
doubling and twisting times without
num'.er, only at last to succumb to the
hounds. Foremost in the hunt had
been that ardent fox hunter, Arthur
Chamberlain, who at the death had
dashed in among the do.us and secured
the "brush" in the most approved fash
ion, to lay it at his ladylove's feet.
The lady so honored unluckily had no
appreciation of the act. In fact, her
sympathies were distinctly with the
fox, and there had been a warm scene,
with the results as above noted.
No Gemldlne appeared at lunch.
Shortly after that Arthur took leave of
his hostess, who discreetly forbore to
tell hiru his ex-inamoralu would leave
on the same train, and, whistling for
the two foxhounds Toby and Dan, ho
moodily strode off to the depot. 110
was taking bis seat In the chair car
when u carriage dashed up and a lady
alighted and entered the same car.
Their eyes met. The lady primly In
clined her head and deliberately
turned her chair until only the top of
her head was visible. The young man
ground his teeth.
Miss Geraldine lived up town on the
west side of New York In a street
numbered among the sixties. Mr.
Chamberlain lived on the next block.
In fact, tlr- backs of Miss Geraldine's
home and the gentleman's bachelor
apartments almost faced each other.
The block was a solid rectangle built
up with brownstone dwellings on the
side streets and business pbices on the
avenues, ai.d the roofs, separated by
low parapets, were famous places for
clothes dry I. IK and star gazing.
Arrived in New York, the young gen
tleinun hesitated In doubt of what
course to pursue. But Miss Gcruldlqe
solved his difficulties by culling an
electric hausoni and bowling off with
out a look in his direction.
She found no one home but a servant
or two. mid af.er a dismal dinner she
sought her apartments to wafer her
couch with tears. Arthur iifterm tour
of tlii? clubti returned to his dwelling
with three other desperate soiils and
proceeded to make a night of it at
poker. Toby and Dan, stowed by the
ihouKhtful David in a packing box on
the roof, stiullled and yapped in lazy
The hours passed; the rntfle pf chips
sounded continuously itj tilt hut roodi,
and David w(is kept busy making
and passing around eOolliis drinks.
Over tlie silent roofs u late moon rose
and hashed them will) *ol'| liid(t, the
dividing parapets casting b|acH shad
ows, Into tills scene of peace came a
smaller shadow, trotting across the
lighted spaces and leaping the obstruc
tions. In :tn Instant the dreaming
bounds were iifiiir. In another instant
a black streak was making along thtf
roofs with the two hounds after It 111
full cry.
The poker party came to a sudden
cud, and the youths frantically made
for the roof.
"It's a cat I by the Lord, it's a
fox!" cried the doughty fox hunter as
the black streak with the hounds In
pursuit, having made the four sides of
the block, came sweeping past.
Laughing and stumbling, leaping
yarapets and catching chins In Invisi
ble clotheslines, the fou,r fol
lowed the chase. U'oused by the tram
pling on the roofs, beads appeared at
windows and U'eti(Uloutj cries were
made for the police, i'ar below in the
streets plunged in darkness a shrill
whistle was heard. Once again pur
sued and pursuers made their way
around the block. The eager hounds
were closing fast upon their quarry,
when suddenly fox anil hounds disap
There were policemen on the roofs
now, revolvers in hand, searching for
the cause of the uproar. By common
consent the four fox hunters aban
doned the chase an<l made a silent re
turn to Arthur's quarters, wondering
lit the swallowing up of the hunt-
Their wonderment was pf short dura
tlon, for repressed screams were hearU
pouting from tLe other side of (h?
block, (ipd the hoi I connected front tho
street door to the bachelor apartments
rang violently. Arthur sprang to Um
rp«».i' "n? tul.o nr..l railed. "Who's
tl;. -
"It's Anne M!sn OernMlne'"
ttn a ••.ted vol.<- replied,- otr/'Mr.
Chaiali i la In, roiftc to our house quick!
Tin-re's a terrible animal in .Miss Ger
aldine's room and two great mad
flogs"— •
Arthur bad jteakd enough, in an
Instant be'wis 'flying {Towii»t'alri tour
titeps at a time am'( running madly t<i
th« opposite side uf tlto block. The
lion*t< d »>r stood open, and the cook
and waitress were whimpering on the
stepM. No need to ask where Miss
Cera Mine's room was, for from above
came a pandemonium •:ucl. ,
inadileiieu m.d i»o»mds "albnd
<inil<| wuHt«. ; : ' IJT, A.fthUt dv
scried the two flogs miking wll'.l en
forts to scjfci, 4 dm a object showing
gleaming white teeth from the top of
a wardrobe. Tipping the heavy piece
of furniture, the dark object slipped
unwillingly to the flo« r, •••;,e,e >uc twu
l.o.iiid pvynyeH »|»' Ic and fli (tVlot\i<V
hisfalif a (fctill red f.»>t t'ly otl the ll'Sif
V} Irnut you will imnluti I'lta Ititiu
tv I"i i. Ml- tli-iiildlne," said Arthur
wickedly, klckltig the dogs nway from
the Tox."
"Oli-h, Arthur, Is It yon?" said a
tearful voice u.i ' » the bedeloth l *'
"Take care! The horrid thing will bite
"The horrid thing Is 'only a poor lit
tie In !i : fox.' aiul he's dead as a
doornail. * I'm going to cut Ins tail
off," dec-lari d aV..UI' health ssly.
"Cut the brute's head ot; if you
want to." catilo th.* auexpectrfr reply.
"And now. Arthur, dear, please go
away and—and call and see we in the
"Where did tho creature come from?''
asked the Mushing Geraldlne the next
morning. There h:fd been explana
tions. and Arthur WHS holding a hand
on which a c. rtain ring again sparkled.
"From a 'oird and animal store
around on the avenue. A man called
to see me bright and early this morn
ing with a bill for 'one red fox. sso;'
cheap enough," said the happy Arthur.
"Oh. by the bye," fishing in his coat
tail pocket. "I've brought you the
"We'll have it mounted for a souve
nir," said the hater of fox hunting.
Toole Was Fooled.
Bret llarte was often asked to write
his nntobingrapliy. and it is said that
the idea b* d taken possession of his
mind in his later years, but not a line
of it did he write. It would have been
worth reading, for the author knew
most of the interesting people of his
time. There is an amusing story told
by J. 1.. Toole, the English actor, of a
luncheon with llarte: "After a greet
ing from my host he said, 'Let me in
troduce you to the Duke of St. Al
bans.' 'Oh, yes,' I said, with a smile,
and shook hands with the gentleman
who was assuming that character, cis
I thought. Then he introduced me to
Sir George Trevelyan, and I had hard
ly shaken hands with him when my
host said. 'I would like to introduce
you to Count Bismarck.' 'Oh, yes.' I
said, bowing to the newcomer. 'How
many more of you are there? There
is Von Moltke, for instance?' Bret
llarte laughed; so did Trevelyan. A
comedian is allowed certain privileges,
and my remark was considered, 1 dare
say, more or less complimentary; but 1
had no idea what a fool I was making
of myself. At luncheon I said to the
man who sat next me, 'Who is the
gentleman llarte introduced me to as
St. Albans?' 'The Duke of St. Al
bans," he replied. 'And the plan oppo
site?' 'Herbert Bismarck, the prince's
son.' 'No.' I said. 'Really?* 'Oh, yes,'
he said. 'And the man talking to hiinV
'That is Sir George Trevelyan.' 1 was
never more sold in my life,"
IwallaiT*' S««t.
Two swallows, writes a correspond
ent of an English paper, built their
uest in an outhouse, and the hen laid
live eggs. Before they were hatched
she was killed by knocking her head
against the lintel of the door. For a
month the nest remained unused and
deserted, the eggs cold. After that
time the cock bird found another mate,
and ho and the little heij were very
busy for a few days bringing fresh hay
and mud to the nest. I did not like
to watch too closely, but I certainly
wondered what they were doing to the
eggs, as no traces of broken eggshell,
etc., were to be seen on the ground. I
let them bring up their young broo<J
undisturbed and tlieq removed the nest
(It was getting late in the season), when
I discovered that they had built a false
bottom to it, with a new edging of
mud to hold the hay together, and that
the new family was brought up above
the cold eggs. The falae bottom, with
mud attached, was easily lifted off. the
cold eggs being found intact beneath-
I do not know if this is a common oc
currence. 1 have not come across it
An E<ianl T«»t,
It is an Interesting fact that the two
studies of arithmetic and geography
if ten seem to be opposed to each other
In the affeetlons of school children.
Pupils who are particularly proficient
in the otic 'ire apt to be backward In
the other.
A story is told of a youngster whfi
was slow In arithmetic and whose ap
parent stupidity In this Ueld was a
great source of grief to his father, a
Clever mathematician.
One day whei) the father ami son
were walking put they passed It place
\vheiv a "learned pig' 1 was on tii(l|lUi
(iflil, ;iii(l the father took the boy in to
see the prciUgies that the animal could
"Just look at that!" said the father.
"Why. there's a pig that can count and
add up numbers! Don't you wish you
were as smart as he?"
"Ila!" the boy. "Just let
(lie «sk him a few questions in geog
raphy! I reckcifl I ''onld beat him a|
toouuud tlio Mnn.
Gounod was one of the most fasci
nating men I have ever met. His man
ner had a charm that was irresistible,
and his kindly eyes, as soft and melt
ing as a woman's, would light mi with
a smile now tender, now humorous.'
yll;it Uv-d'itself i'm-irai-cably Upon the
memory, lie could Ejtgtyth fun-,
jy Welj, but preferred lit* oWp laif
guago, ii| whi( h |io was « brilliant ron
VCfs:t(lo||lillst, ttutl lit' could ttse to ad
vantage a fund of keen, ready wit. He
was at thi* tliue Influenced by a re
crudescence of that religious mysticism
which had strongly characterized Idn
youthful career, byl tils toiie, though
utmost mid thoughtful when lie was
dwelling upon his art, could brighten
up with the lightness and gayety of e
true Parisian. Hermann Klein m
tury ""
I'lirl In Ancient Home.
Til'' fuel of the ancient Uotnans
burned in open pa 114, without grate m
line,"an<| gave economical heat IMV !'V
|ng rooms ami hmln> C'iU'cful experi
ment ha* shown that such fires yield
no considerable amount of dangerous
carbonic oxide. The Inconvenience of
chimneys was avoided, the heat could
be easily regulated, and a par \. u
burning .uit'a. v „iahc*>ti" tii'heat a
vuurcn seiffliig 0,000 people.
Work While Von Pray.
A Sijilnll caught a pa|'{.y ~i tomisv.l
on a I;-',-< lln Si c,Hand aii'l
t'i capsize their |ioa|. Whefy ii seenntj
(hat the crisis |iad i*mHy nutt". t' l "
iargOHt and man In the party,
til a state of Intense fear, said, "Let us
pray." "No, no, my man!" shouted tilt)
bluff old boatman, "Let the little man
pruy. You take an oar!" Success.
\ iMitont > x w inirj
VI c,,it>rhi♦r»l:tt«- (nosl heartily,"
frail} {lie (jelll'bighl«'l| J U.I» I «t Ml" wed
tllltK, "tut tills iiappy oil, I beg your
pardon! I thought 1 was speaking to
the Ifl-iip p'r»JflHl.' !
•"That's all right," the other n
piled "I acee.ii .iligTrUuTAtUtt^.
1 in., iln i.iliiei'7,r , tlll ; b'rliie." <'hicagci
Ti ll'.Vf I.
1 lie Nni'HO.
Thi» 1,. 1 1 ln-iftitril complain* that
(lie wuri' ' uioani too many illf
-1 ~( ihii. « fr 1 1 ih • board school
. ten Who ■•' < «i.'"" it .
e- v t ; i"n.c
I .... ■ •••!( V- Vvl oil. . . the
tinny ilrtti r to the very battlefield.
Tt llna tlii» Or«l:aur> Roof l:i> tv.nd of
the Very IZxi .'lulvo Koun-.l One.
This round Imra. i...... :rated i« • »rauge
Judd farmer, is described a- sixty feet
in diameter, with a basement eight
feet high, the walls of which are stone,
laid in <-enient. As the silo has given
so much satisfaction In the northern
states, two round silos are placed as
Indlcsited in the illustration. In the
basement are stalls with swinging par-
Titions for forty-five animals. The up
per stories are used for storing feed
and farm machinery. The basement
is well lighted with good sized win
dows, arranged so that the ventilation
is excellent. The posts are twenty feet
high frd&u top of basement to lowest
part of the eaves. Tills with the eight
foot haseuient and the comparatively
steep roof brings the peak of the bam
about forty feet aliove the surface of
the ground.
The round roof for a round barn is
very expensive. The arrangement
shown in the illustration is just as ef
fective and in many ways more con
venient. Kor example, It Is much easi
er to arrange a hay carrier with this
fowri of roof than with a round one.
The swinging stall partitions are
three feet high ami suspended at>out
twenty inches from the thsir. At tho
outer edge a sliding bolt is so ar
ranged that the partition may lie made
stationary by pushing the Isilt into an
opening in the floor. A chain hangs
slack across tho end of the stall to hold
the animal in place. Three feet in
about tho correct width, as the stall is
wider at the back. If the floor of the
stall is given a proper drop and a
trench Is provided, the animals will
remain clean and have plenty of room.
When the cows are out of the barn,
unhitch the chain and swing the par
titions around into a manger. Drive
in with a horse and cart and clean out
the stable. The windows should be
provided with shutters, so that the
stable can is) darkened during fly time
and when the weather Is very hot.
In building the basement it is desir
able to start it about six or eight feet
below the ground; then if necessary
run it up to the roof. The paft below
the surface of the ground can be made
of stone in the same way as thp Uast>.
ment walls. Of course, the interior
must b,t; peiuentetl much as a cistern.
AS the silos are located near the man
ger, the work of feeding is reduced tu
the minimum. Silage Is always heavy
to handle, and ih y should lie as -near
(he (mads of the cattle as possible, A
|tari| of tills kind will cost ail the way
from #y,. r iiiti lo (id.iKS). It provides more
space than a rectangular barn In
which the same amount of material
has been used.
l'reventlovt ul Union MiiicifotN.
Professor Smith of New Jersey has
given two methods of treating onion
beds to keep away or ki|l th' : onion
maggot. Fof spoill patches lit the gar
den fie would tahft tin" sand and mols
tf'll It with kerosene and sow It along
both sides of the row near but not
touching the plants. This not only
drives away the fly which lays LW
egg, but kills many of i.hu maggots as
they leave one plant to go t° another
they \\'lU when the first one is ch
The fly looks like- a small house 1,1 y. A
cupful of kernseue to a mtiifui <tf sand
is enough, law I- fields he would
juake. a furrow alongside of tho rows,
lurninu the soil away from the plants,
Ufiuif a hoe or hand plow for that pur
pose; then sow broadcast about <SOO
pounds of kaiuit and litHi pounds y( m
trate of soda to the arter which
level again. The first rain
A"til carry the fertilizer to the plants,
killing many of the maggots and In
creasing tha crop.
The Stolen Next.
The product of the stolen nest will be
lively as crickets. The br<»ml usually
small, and the will take care o,f
the.yi. '4'hroW them food when they
pri'sent at fci-dlng tUue, hut |vt theui
rustle, advisee j ann ,|nnrnal
Tli«* VoniiK I'itfN.
Give the young pigs a low trough and
a chance to feed separate from the sow.
Add to ground oats or ,»kje.ut
middlings SOUK ukini milk or
Hrrleanliiic n —t'luvur unit
. litter,
Iteeeutly II mnollec yf (U||||p|es of
;ihi| ii'tiiisiill clover and of
slfii'l'a set-its have bi-en examined at
the Ohio experiment station under the
direct ion of the botanist. Those show
no evidence of serious lack iu respect
to vitality, but In respect H*«HI seed
imput'lllc-. I'py, i< a warning
emphijiiiig wi'di that have not
|»**eit (HJI P,l nod. Itcclcancd KPIIIS show
ro lunch greater freedom from inipuri
ties than the seed as it conies from the
clever hllller that recieaa
necessity, 't'-i |iei way, the
v t,a y. ljJ.ee n»lpltVll|eS in pro|lor
fivn tfl tiie nnwei- of limes recleaned.
H'V- fit Hll cr cannot alforil lo seed tils
mud to plantains, to new weeds of any
kind or to infest the clover field with
During ti.i' ••) 'ii of l'.io-; ;Jt'.on<ni
was frcniicoih , i« sonn thing
»«' »!•"« h set ded alfalfa fields
and Incidental!} lo the fact that much
more alfalfa is being own each sea
son. Patches 111 lieu tllflilt'r\ Ileitis Were
often found where dodder had
the stand over a circular area.
I)(»tldcr In Alfalfa.
The alfalfa seed comes verj" largely
from the irrigated region, especially
from Colorado ami Utah. Two kinds
iif dodder seeds are common in this
western alfalfa seed. The kind uiore
common bus seeds that will pass
through a twenty mesh sieve, while
the other is more nearly the size of
the alfalfa seed. More than one-lialf
the samples of alfalfa soisds examined
in Nevada two or three years ago con
tained the small seeded dodder, while
more than one-fonrtli of them Contain
ed the larger dodder seed. Of lifteen
samples of alfalfa seed recently exam
ined in Ohio two contained seeds of
the smaller seeded and two of the lar
ger seeded dodder, but the number of
seeds found of the small seeded dodder
was many times that of the larger
The many cases of dodder killed
patches in alfalfa fields last season
an! these facts just stated show that
110 one should sow alfalfa seed with
out recleaning through a sieve of twen
ty meshes to the inch before sowing.
Save* Tlm«* and Tr:»nhle.
1 have built a turnstile according to
the inclosed sketch that does the busi
ness. It will admit a man with a bas
ket 011 his shoulder and at the sams
time will not let a hog pass through.
The angle form-
ed by the two
wings of fence is
so acute that a
liog cannot pass ~Z~- ™ ~~
through unless it 53 j
is a very small U ——
one, says an lo
wa farmer. If | Y
the hogs in the tL "
feed lot are small,
a board a foot A UAXm BT,LE '
high is put at the bottom, and 110 shote
can jump over and turn the angle at
the same time. No more 100111 than
will admit of the body of the feeder
Will be necessary.
Co*» of nn Acre of Strnwherrle*.
For plowing, $;*«; harrowing,
marking, SO cents; plants (8,000),
average price; plants are scarce this
year. Trimming and preparing plants,
jr.; setting plants, $4; cultivating with
horse, $7.50; hoeing six times, -SIN;
fertilizer, half a ton, sl."i; four tons of
straw, S2O; applying straw, $5. Thl*
uaikeH the cost about sl'K» for the first
year. Of course the increase of plants
can be used to set a new bed the fol
lowing year, which will make the cost
one-fourth less. The straw is worth
as much lis It costs almost to the soil.
In these figures we are actually giv
ing what it would cost the farmer to
hire the work done by men who kuo\y
IIQW to do it. If UK farmer does the
Work himself, he not feel the cost
any more than Were lie putUuv In a
Crop of potato*!*. We advise setting
the strawberry tied near the buildings,
so it can be attended to without going
far. The usual gross sales from i|i|
acre of strawberries are about four
times the cost of tU® acre for the first
year, concludes a New York state cor
respondent in Hunt! New Yorker.
Too llnrtl For the Avernite t'ltlzen.
This is what a well known
farmer writes: "If you will solve tho
hired help <mnsth<n as easy as you do
some others, I will tn>e that you get n
monument when your labors are done,
provided 1 aui left behind." A good
monument is useful in its way,
this method of earning one is b>u |iard
for the average ciU'eu -Itural New
A Wrinkle of the Dnnluli Karmrra.
In Denmark they have farmers' co-.
operative dairy associations of twelve
farmers each, who for five years weigh
the feed o.f ottt-h of tlieir cows and also
thw uittk and thus make a record of the
returns from each cow.
AtrU'ilhwal Milieu,
Jyggplaut is a gross feeder, hut easily
Interest In the apple box grows apace
In the east.
Bone black is said to lie good fertile
zer for parsnips.
In butter and <,b««ew making every
effort should lie made to suppress dust,
Which, according to a dairy authority,
carries more infection than any other
In a cold frame or sprout hotbed is
a (pied place to start lima beans on
Give a good, thorough cultivation bo
tween the rows of strawberries
Beets will stand .unsriternble cold
weather ai\*i uiay be planted early.
ti ow fCnfcluiicl Drunk In ll^
This is how our forcfatUeVs nonaged
ti a time w het\ ten and voffoe wew
unknown and beer was the common
beverage Of the lOllglishinan. In the
Northumberland Household Book, com
menced lu 1312, we have an exhaustive
account of the domestic economy of thy>
great I\-.'«v family, nud fvV" II wv
learn that at which was
VMVt and countess had a ijuart of beer
and a ijuart of wine between them;
two sons, • "Mj r..on!e Percy nu4 Mats
te« Percy," a pottle nuarta) of
beer, and two children in U>» ''Nurcy**
yiiur.vv.vi a muivt of beer. For dium-p,
at 10 o'clock, my lord and !<sty had u
gallon of beer aft;? « «v<ttlo wine, the
two boy» a ipiart of beer and the yonn
ge|f vhildren a pottle uif beer. At sup
per, at t y'vU»-i<, the earl ftvid countess
*hft|>'d a put tie of beer and a pottle of
Wine; the children also had their al
lowance. For "livery," which was
served in the bedroom between 8 and
0 o'clock iu the evoidm>i (lie. parents
Were with a gallon of beer
am! ynail vt wine and each pair of
ijlilVdrcn with 11 pottle of beer. Surely
there could iu this case have been no
"drinking between meals." ■— LvMdvn
HulKnrlnn Wetldln* fanlomi.
A curious wedding custom which ex
ists in Bulgaria is the shaving of the
bridegroom on the wedding day.
While the barber Is engaged upon hin
face a dancing crowd of boys «i»d K tr la
surround the bridegroom. When his
hair has been vvti. the pieces are care
fully v«ll'**"t<Ml by some of the girls, to
l>o preserved in one of the bride's
After the barber has finished hn»
work lie receives a small yvhtte linen
cloth as a present, and ouch person
gives him a trifling sum of money.
'4"hen the bridegroom kisses the hand of
WH"U girl, wa.dics his face aiul dons his
wedding dress, which must be first ac
curately weighed three times by a lad.
These strange customs arc said to
date back to pre-t hrlstlan days,
they are still strictly observed, espe
cially In country district
forty u Mliiutr.
The Bible publications of the Oxford
University Press have been issued
300 years and ean be published *u 12>(>
languages and diale',la. Orders for
100, IMSI Bible;, arc quite common. An
yjjller Uir half a million copies can, ac
cording to tho Caxton Matsaaiiic, bo
readily filled. On an average from tljir
ty to forty Bibles ure furnMhed every
minute. There ure llf» different edl
tions of the Oxford Blblei In English. '
varying front the magnittiVnt folio edi
tion for pulpit nse to thai "brilliant" ili- ■
hie. the smallest etlittdtl of the Scrip
tures in the world. The largest folio i
Bible printed iu Oxford measure* la ,
by 12 inches, and 110 erratum has us
yet been found in it. The "Brilliant t
Text Bible" measures 3»i i»y -Vj» India*
and is three-fourths of ail inch thick.
Stock in*|f«.
How ruanv readers are fainilisr with I
the history and origin of the most com- j
moil articles they daily use? We eat. i
drink, wear without thinking whence
or wherefore. Stockings were known
among the Romans more than 1 ,-S»X>
years ago. as is proved by paintings
found in the ruins of Pompeii. They
were considered more ornamental than
useful. 111 the colder climate of northern
Europe they became a necessity. aud
the manufacture -of them became a
recognized employment iu the twelfth
century, when they we,r« fashioned
clnefly of cloth, in jfce reign of Ed
ward 11. they assumed 4 resemblance
to those now worn. At the courts of
Spain and Italy they were fashioned of
silk and were made' enormously large.
Got 111 M NumborN Riftlit.
A certain lawyer, who la now & very
able judge. was, when he first came to
the bar. a very bluudering speaker,
says Youth. On one occasion, when he
was trying a case of replevin, involving
a right of property to a lot of hogs, he
said. "Gentlemen of the jury, there
were just twenty-four hogs in that
drove —just twenty-four, gentlemen
exactly twice as many as are in that
jury box!" The effect can be imag
Illi inoo<r<>«c* With Two Horn.
Several species of rhinoceroses, now
extinct and only found iu a fossil state,
used to exist which had no horns' at
all. The name, meaning as it does
"horned nose,'.' is nit her a niisnonief in
their case. Several kinds of rhinoceroses
in Africa have two horns, one behind
the other, but the extinct rhinoceros,
known as the dyceratherluui. had a
pair of horns on its nose aide by side.
Looking: Plenannt.
Mrs. Chugwater So that's the photo
graph you had taken the other day, Is
it? I'd like to know Why you can't
look as pleasant a» that when you are
In the bouse.
Mr. Chugwater—Well, it may he that
the photographer tried to bring out uiy
pleasant expression, ami you don't.
A Dnmpenar,
Visitor—ls Ml*s Knukln in?
Servant-Yes, sir. . , , ,
Visitor- Is slie engaged?
Servant- i . sir. but the gentleman
ain't here this evening, sir. Come in.
\!ii)>lkuuu». I
Asklngton—she has a rich husband,
hasn't she?
Teller—and at the same time a
mighty poor one.—Smart Set.
Kin Knol Pnrantt.
"Aiv you following 'he races?"
"Yes, and If I ever . itch up to them
I'll quit."—Princeton Tiger.
The respect of the common people la
the hinhey.t reward a man can reap In
this country.—Schoolmaster.
Tin- t ntortcutc Frolic That famed
lis I uihurl) Drain.
A German scientist—lie could only
liavy Ikh'u a Uerinan—once conceived,
we nre told, a plan to train a fish to
live out of water, lie placed a thriv
ing little carp in a small tank and wltii
Infinite patience aud great exactness
removed from the tauk one spoonful
of water every day, at the saute tiinu
itit leasing gradually the amount of
oxygen in the water. 111 tluio the wa
ter barely covered the carp, and still it
thrived. The qtiantlty of water con
tinued to diminish, aJd, by slowly
a 'ai'ting its method of breathing to
the uew conditions, the fish hegau to
breathe air and indeed boeuiue qulto
terrestrial in its habits before the tnuk
was entirely dry. The scientist had
it row 11 to love the carp. lie fed It from
Ids own hand, and now that It waß llv
ing In the mime element with himself
he took it from the tauk aud left It us
free to follow tts own devices as was
(lie (giutty eat. The little fish also
N>v.-»i its master. It followed him about
from place to place, flopping along aft
er lilin, stopping only occasionally to
leap for a passing fly. One day the
scientist was crossing a britlge. The
carp, as usual, was at his heels, eujoy
iliK the pleasant air of the couutrysldo
and uttering from time to time a little
sound expressive of delight and con
tentment. % Vtx>ut the middle of the
bridgo h fat housefly was sunning It
on the rail. The carp spied the
tty and Juini«cd for It, hut miscalculat
ing the distance weut orer the rail into
the river and was drowned. Great
ICound \\Vrtd.
I.imif iiMire.
Language Is the subtlest Instrument
ever played on by man. Its variations
are illimitable that is, they are limit
ed only by the powers of the human
mind aud soul In all possible situations.
The |>ower of words or speech exceeds
thai of music because language Is more
than music and oven Includes music,
l.auguage in the hands of a master is
prc»nni\t with every meaning.
,\ nation's language is at once an ex
pression and a mold of Its character,
reflecting from century to century the
development of Its civilisation and Its
advance in intellectual and moral cul
ture, in lf,it-ftliiK and refinement. The
tle.\(!'K> tireek tongue was the product
and the Instrument of the subtle Greek
Intellect. The distinctive qualities of
the classic speech of the Koman de
clare the dignity and the virile energy
which were inseparable from the old
Koman. I'ni'tland Oregonlan,
Scattered VIM Much.
"It always pays to be conservative,"
said the careful mail. "Now, I recall
the i. i' of the man from Ilyersvllle,
Oyer county, Tenn.
"'I can Hck any man iu Oyersvllle,'
bo announced one day In the main
street of that village.
"There \vi , no response. 'I en 11 lick
1 ay nciii iu l>yer county," lie then pro
elala. d.
•ft.il there was no reply to the elinl
l i .ien-il by the success of
lit* i.iil - . tm,» imiii shouted. 'I can lick
a:.y .ill In 'leutiessee!'
".',l f . ' a long, lank mountaineer
|»ic|i"! • (1 1111 coat and \vl|s-d up the
Mr with t' • boaster.
•il e • 1 : • 11.' said the braggart, as
lr !i I >■'( his clothes, 'the trouble
Willi ... . that I scatter too durn
min i;;' "
I \lt at: ted Srnln fella.
N" >r e >elnllsln any that 11 great
•• the direct results of
) n cells. When you find
oi. ' If i>< < ;iig morose ami despond
t'UI. when >Oll arc conscious tliut the
No. 18.
zest of life is evaporating, that you ara
losim; the of your former keen In
ter -t in things generally and that
your life is becoming a bore, yon may
be pretty sure that you need more
sleep; that you need country or out-
exercise. If you get these, yoa
will tiiul that all the old enthusiasm
will return. A few days of exercise In
the country rambling over the hills and
11 ,i!ow will erase the dark pictures
v. I : eh haunt you and will restore buoy
ancy to your animal spirits.— Success.
Uettimr Into a M(« Bnoy.
The average person in danger of
dr..wtiing usually attempts to lift a life
buoy over his head, with the result
that IK* IS imiuedlatoly plunged deeper
into the water. A good swimmer can
do this with a sudden upward Jerk, but
with the nonswimmer it la almost an
Impossible feat. .
What he should do when he has
seised the buoy is lo place both hands,
palms downward, on the booy on the
part nearest the liody, pressing It
ilownwanl and slightly away, when tha
farther part of the buoy will rise out of
the water and aetunlly fall over the
head. The arms can then be pat "
through easily, "and there you are."
lliKtory In Six Words,
War. 4, •
Poverty. /£
Peace. '
Pride. ,
War.— Wall Street Journal.
Alnaya Iu Demand.
"I think gossip is never entirely use
"You really think so?"
"Yes: It can always be used to satisfy
other people's curiosity." Brooklyn
Ilardly a* She Meant It.
Monument Man—What shall I put on
your husband's tombstone, madam?
Distracted Widow—Oh, say that ha
Whs my husband and that he is happy)
Those who pursue hnpplneaa are far-
Innate to catch up with content
A wife often permits her affection to
bi.nd her reason.
Regard for petty things often will
dwarf a man's ambition.
A woman's love can become annoy
ing as well as burdensome.
Marriage based on honest affection
will withstand the ravages of time.
When a woman gives way to anger,
she begs her own pardon with tears.
Many women find happiness only,
when attending to the affairs of others.
Confidence is not easily gained where
exaggerated love of self ia found to
To decldo between love and duty baa
caused hours of worry to men as well
as to women.
The man with a vice wonders why
so many persons think It their duty to
make public the fact
Man often shows the bard aide of his
disposition to mark more strongly the
generous shades.— Philadelphia Bulle
Lunlolatry In China.
In China the practice of luniolatry
exists at the present day and is of very
early origin. The chief festival, that
of Yueplng, or moon cakes, is held dur
ing the eighth month of the Chlneao
year. Persons make cakes of various
sizes iu the shape of the moon and
paint different figures upon them.
Friends and relatives pay visits to one
another, give entertainments and pre
sent their cakes after making protes
tations and pouring out oblationa to
the moon.
It is very remarkable that a verse of
one of the Jewish prophets should be
explained by this Chinese custom.
"The children gather wood," said tho
seer, "and tho fathers kindle the fire,
and the women knead their dough to
make cakes to the queen of heaven."
Old Enemies.
It is told of a Confederate veteran
who fought In the Spanish war that in
moments of excitement he thought ho
was fighting the Yankees. A biogra
phy cf Klnglake, the historian, contains
a similar story of Lord Raglan, a vet
eran of the Napoleonic wars.
In 1854 Raglan went to the Crimea.
Two French officers were attached to
his headquarters.
Several times the staff was embar
rassed and amused at Lord Raglan's
habit, due to old peninsular associa
tions, of calling the enemy "the French"
In the presence of the foreign guests.
Hound to Uet There.
"Don't you think," said the geuerouß
minded man, "that you would feel more
kindly toward your political rival If
you could imagine yourself inblsplace?"
"My dear sir," answered the energet
ic man, "niero imagination won't do.
I'm going to put myself In his place if
It can possibly be managed. Ho lias
one of the best places in tho govern
ment service."—Washington Star.
•'Three Sheet* in ll»e Wind."
"What was the origin of the phrase
for drunkenness, 'three sheets In the
wind?'" a landsman asked a sailor the
Other day. "Well," said the sailor, "I'll
explain that matter to you. The two
lower corners of a ship's sail art* held
tuiit by two ropes, one called a tack
and another called a sheet. The tack
Is always kept very tight, but the sheet
Is loosened according to the wind, and
the looser the sheet Is the more freely
the sail swings. If the sail Is quite
free, Its sheet Is said to be 'ln the
wind.' Now, suppose that all three of
a ship's sails were quite free. They
would then lly about very crazlly, and
the ship would wabble. The course of
the ship would be a zigzag one, and the
reason for this would be that she had
•three sheets In the wind.' That, I
guess, Is why a man, when he zigzag*
In bis course, is said to be 'three slieeta
iu the wind' also." I'hiludclphla Rec
An Irlfth Dvicl.
The annals of the Emerald Isle bris
tle wilh incidents of dueling in which
Irish humor, if not at all times Irish
bravery. Is conspicuous. On one oc
casion Sir Jonah Harrington fought a
duel with a barrister nauied McNally.
The latter had one leg shorter than the
other and because It was Ills habit
when in a hurry to take two thumping
steps with the short leg to hrliiK lip the
space made by the long one he was
nicknamed "One Pound Two." McNal
ly could get no 0110 of his bar to fight
Idm, and so he challenged Harrington,
who itood naturedly exchanged shots
in the Pha-nlx park.
The baronet hit Ids opponent In the
braces, then called the "gallows," and
feared he had killed him. When the
result was made known, one of the
seconds shouted, "Mac, you are the
only rogue 1 ever knew who was saved
bf the gallows."