Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, May 21, 1903, Image 1

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    VOL. XXXX.
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$ MAY 18—23, inclusive. 8
| The Modern Store, 5
>)v aci .ant of tbe phenomenal ittfttloMt of Ot K MAY
jj >aLE *«• fa***- • •ndoded to continue it another w-ek. to give those o*
* ..ar friei. i* *n <>pportaaitf to take advantage of the rare bargains, who
jj| t ~«ld not attend last we<*k. We have added to the li-t J0
Uji Many other bargaiDs in Ladies' Underwear and Hosiery, kjk
. House Furnishings, Millinery. Etc. S
'A Special attention is called to our ODe-week Percale Sale. Qk
Yard Wide lije Percale, light ml dirk co! ors, cewi t patten.^
* This Week Only, 10c yard.
3j Kisler-Mardorf Co., m
m socth mau stbxet , no-1 Mail or Phone orders promptly Jo
g 'I " ■ and carefully filled. ft
A grand display of fine footwear in all the new styles.
The time of the year is here when you want a nice pair
of shoes or oxfords for summer wear.
Our sock of Ladies', Misses'
and Ch.ldren's oxfords is com
plete Dongola. Veiour-calf
and Patent-vici, with low.
medium or extra high heels.
Large assort men; of one, two,
three and four strap slippers,
50c to SI 50
Ladies' Fine Shoes—SOROSIS.
They are the extreme oi fashion and the acme of common
sense and comfort, being constructed on scientific principles.
They are perfect fitting and satisfactory in every respect. The
very newest and most exclusive creations in SOROSIS styles
are now shown by us.
Complete stock of Cokey's hand made plain toe and box-toe
working shoes. High Iron Stands with four lasts at 50c Sole
Leather cut to any amount you wish to purchase.
Repairing neatl> and promptly done.
128 South Main St., BUTLER, PA.
/jpL\X \?L Women, Boys, Youths, Misses and A
I JO n,, Children's wear. Over five hundred
UA #7/ styles —no possible want but what A
yf we can meet to your taste. »1
S Boots, Oxfords, Slippers for 4
3, every and any service or occasion. >1
li ' SI.OO, $1.50, $2.00. 4
VM| Iflcn O $2.50, $3.00 and up j
Women's $!: 5 o $ '$l: I
mm $2.50, $3 and up to $5.00 a j
IF' pair, representing the highest %
1 art in the manufacturing of *1
pi shoes and shown in all de- %
K*'- sirable leathers. 1
Aj,\ Misses' 75c, SI, 1.25 & 1.50. %
Li /• 1 ( Children's 25c, 50c, 75c &$1 } 1
YA Boys'9oc sl, 1.25, 1.50, & $2. 1
Li J Don't buy a shoe until you 2
fi ave inspected our Spring 1
aW\ s P rin S & s ™ er
j TlI f\ T(\ f'\ 11/ Have a nattiness about them that
hi fit k lJ » mark the wearer, it won't do to
J j! v n wear the last year's output. You
\ / h \ <!. #4 won't get the latest thingK Hi the
A IVl\\ O VS clothiers either. The up-to
1 \ | fr\ J J , date tailor ouly tau supply them,
'l l j\g 1//) I \y *' you want not only the latest 11
1 1 1 -il| I (If 11 things in cut and fit and work
j I j ' / / the finest in durability,
.HI jl I I II vbere elite can you get comlnna
iir " I I 111 U_ ions, you get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
24 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler, Pa
F W Devoe Ready Mixed Paints—All Colors.
Patterson Bros'
236 N. Main Bt. Phone 400. Wick linilditiif.
/•v 'irwitest Kidney and Liver It»'iaedy. Positive cure for Sick
E—J* Headache. Soar Htomach, Low) of Apjx-tite, Constipation
*• 1 Rheumatism, Hl<>od Purifier.
For Sale by all i'ruggists. or by mail, 25c, .">()<•, and fl.O 0
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■ "luce rat-earing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial .Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren Street. New York
Poor man! He can't help it.
It's his liver. He needs a
liver pill. Ayer's Pills.
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Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and see us when i:i need of
anything in the Drug Line and
we are sure you will call again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
Both Phones.
2UJ B. Main St. Butler Pa.
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Let us give you a figure on
the Plumbing and Gas Fitting
of your home.
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Mam sat on the bottom step of the
three leading into the house, her el
bows on her knees and her chin in her
palms. S! c had swept the gravel walk
running Tike a lava scorched strip of
barrenness to the front gate, through
the soot 111 ng green of the uneut lawn.
IJ« r broom leaned on the steps beside
So the little yellow horse drawing
tl'.e weather banded buggy passed un
der lier eyes as it made a great show
of hurrying l>y the house and turned
without guiding rein into the road
lending near to the kitchen door. At
the well the horse stopped and plunged
its nose greedily into the trough of
A sparely made woman climbed from
the buggy and stood the egg basket
with its load of groceries beside the
curb. She looked at Mam wrapped In
the sound proof mantle of her reverie
and led the horse, away.
Presently she returned, slung the
heavy basket on her arm with the in
cense of coffee and green tea rising
about her. placed her burden upon the
step beside the sileut woman aud said:
"Well, Mam."
"Els' Ann, you home?" queried Mam,
turning her head slowly.
"Wliat're you tliiiikin' about Mam?"
Els' Ann asked, untying the strings of
h'T I n d brimmed hat aud swinging
It at her >-ide.
Her luotlier was silent.
"You know it's a bad sign In you
when you think. Mam." Els' Ann said
anxiously. "You ain't* goiif to pit
down with the malarial or j'anders.
air you?"
"D'you git any mail. Els' Ann?"
Main asked evasively.
Els' Ann put her hand on Main's
shoulder and looked into her face,
wrinkled and brown as a tobacco leaf.
"No use o' you try in* to put me off.
Mam." she said. "What air you think
in' about this time, Mam?"
Mam turned her back to her persist
ent questioner, raised her eyes to the
dim rim of the horizon again aud an
swered with a quiver of remorse and
regret in her voice:
"It's a organette this time. Els' Ann."
"A organette!" gasped Els' Ann, with
a spasmodic intake of breath. Then
she dropped down to the step. '1 he
shadow of the house stretched down
the gravel path and drew the gate
posts into its refreshing embrace.
After awhile Mam sat down beside
her. Neither spoke.
So It was an organette this time.
The last time Mam had a "thinkin'
spell" jt had been induced by the visit
of a portrait agent to whom she gave
$7 for an enlarged picture of her dead
husband. Seven dollars was a heap
for a picture, even life size and of
cue's father, when one knew Dave
Croker, the grocer at Montlcello, gave
one Just like It with $lO worth of
At length Els' Ann arose. "Where is
it at. Mam?" she asked.
"In yander on the table," answered
Mam, with the guilty feeling of a pen
itent robber disclosing the hiding place
of his spoils.
Els' Ann went in and sat down at
the table beside the little varnished
box. Mam followed and stood beside
her. Els' Ann felt the shining surface
with her calloused, toll toughened
hind, traced the gold trimming around
the top and the gold lettering, "Or
ganette," and asked:
"How much did you give the feller
for It, Mam?"
Mam's face brightened. "Only "leveii
dollars," she answered, "an' the feller
lie »al<l it plays u hundred tunes.
That's a heap more'n your cousin Nan
nie can play on her'n with all her
han's an' feet, an' you Jess set down
an' turn that Ultle han'le an' the
tnusle Hows- that's what the feller he
sit id."
"You paid him 'leven dollars outen
the twelve Tweddle gave me for old
Snow's calf?"
"Yes, Els' Ann, but he said It was
worth ten times the money, lie said
you'd have to pay $5 to git Into the
operay an' hear only part o' them
tunes played, an' here you can sit right
In your own parlor an' have 'em at any
time, day or night, without extra eost
Kls' Ann sat motionless u long time.
The chickens went to roost, and Mam
again took up her pensive vigil on the
front steps.
The gloom deepened In the room
where Kls' Ann remained alone. She
was overwhelmed by the debris of all
the plans she had built on the sl'J
Maui had so foolishly spent for the
worthless box with a roll of perfo
rated paper Inside. She shouhl have
carried the money with her when she
went to Mouticcllo Instead of leaving
It In the bureau drawer and telling
Mam to watch out that a tramp didn't
sneak In and get it. "Seemed like them
there agents always waited till she
went away to Hock In on Mam. Must
all know about her. Orto be some
law ag'in agents. An' where was she
to get money for that new winter Jack
et now? liutter'n eggs didn't fetch
any more than would buy groceries an'
shoes, with a dress for Main now 1111'
ag'in. She'd been wearln' that old
Jacket for years an' years. Let's see,
how long was It? Well, hard to tell
exactly, but ever since the winter Then
i'rassttcld begun to keep comp'ny with
licr for at least seven years comln'
twht a week, Wlnsd'ys an' Sat'd'ys,
as rcg'lar as prayer meetln', an' never
it word about glitln' married. Course
keeplu' other fellers away. Everybody
thought they'd marry had been think-
In' t'<>i six years at least everybody
'c« pt Els' Ann."
'c; . right in, Then. 101s' Ann, she's
Ui yander," she heard Mam say from
her perch on the steps. Then Tliea's
big boots clumped across the porch,
the screen door creaked and he sat
down In a chair a respectable distance
behind Kls' Ann.
"What's a' you got In that box, Els'
Ann 7" lie asked.
"It ain't no box," she replied listless
Ly; "It's a organelle."
"(See-iiio nee!" said Tliea. "J'lay us
a clioon." Els' Ann moved the little
crank. There was a chuckling sound,
u preliminary note or two; then II be
baii to play. "Nearer, My God, to
Thee," "Suwaiiee Uiver," "Yankee
Puodlc," "Annie l.aurie," Jigs, waltzes,
oi>eratlc airs, all In the same spiritless,
sleepy time, came from the organcltc
as Els' Ann, tsiiuid In the charm of the
unaccustomed dissipation, turned on.
Hy decrees Then Hrassfleld moved
the chair nearer mid nearer to Els'
Ann. When the moon lifted Its yel
low head above the lilac bush and
l'M>kcd In at the window, Tliea's left
arm was arouud Els' Ann's shoulders.
After what seemed to Then hours of
blis.sl'ul oblivion from the cares of
cbiuch lings in the corn and smut on
the or.ts the music stopped abruptly.
Els' Ann reached out and felt the r Ti
er where the perforated i aper had
been wound, it was empty.
Tliea leaned forward. The iiinslc
had sanctified the air. lie felt lik • he
did the day he tiptoed up to the c >iliu
and looked at his dead mother's face.
It seemed sacrilegious to speak, so lie
pressed Els' Auu's shoulder tenderly.
She turned her face to him.
"Els' Ann." he whispered—"Els'Ann,
will you have me?"
Els' Ann bowed her head. "You
knowed I would before you axed me."
she said gently and sighed as one sighs
who sees u great labor finished and put
The screen door creaked, and Mam
stood in the gleam of moonlight flow
ing in through the window.
"You put tjie lian'le on the back roll
er now." s.itd she, "an' wind it up:
then it plays 'em all over ag'in. That's
what the feller said."
Soaml and Color.
We recognize the happiness of the
well known analogy traced by a blind
man between scarlet and the sound of
a trumpet because those who can both
see ami hear accept the aptness of com
parison between the two forces which
powerfully affect one the optic and the
other the auditory nerve. But scarlet
is not the exact analogue of a trumpet
The sensation of color is imparted to
the brain by means of vibratory waves
communicated to the all pervading me
dium, ether; that of sound by similar
waves communicated to tlie denser
medium, atmosphere. If the analogy
between scarlet and a trumpet blast
were a true one, each should affect the
sensorium by means of vibration at a
rapidity similar in proportion to that
caused by oilier colors and tones.
But that is not so. The pitch of a
tone increases with the number of vi
brations in a given time. The tone of
a trumpet is high because it causes
relatively rapid sound wares, but the
vibrations caused by a ray of red light
are few compared with those caused
by other rays, for the vibrations aris
ing from the red end of the spectrum
amount only to about 4."><>.0O0,000,000
In a second, whereas those from the
violet end amount to about <>07,000,000,-
000. So the blind man was only vague
ly successful in comparing a lively
souuil with a vivid color.
WalklnK Brut Exorcise*.
Walking is the simplest, the most
natural and the most wholesome of all
exercises. No athlete ever trains for a
contest, no matter what Its nature may
be, without walking a considerable dis
tance in the open air each day. Many
keep in vigorous health by this alone,
and no matter what other exercise you
take you must walk. Hut. first of all,
learn how to walk. A great many peo
ple walk tu an aimless, shuffling man
ner and secure but little benefit from
the exercise. lu walking for exercise
the effect Is better if the mind Is direct
ed toward some pleasurable end. Walk
with consciously directed movement
until you have brought every muscle
under perfect control of your will.
Mopiug along In an aimless, lacka
daisical manner does little good phys
ically and harms one mentally.
The necessity of maintaining a prop
er, erect position of the body must be
liome in mind. Bear the weight on the
balls of the feet, keep the shoulders
back and down, the chest high, but do
not hold the abdomen inward, as Is
taught by many athletic Instructors.
Let It be relaxed, for this part of the
body should move In and out with each
breath. There should be perfect free
dom to breathe normally.
L'ajoy-lutf liimaelf.
A fond mother lent her Hinall hoy
Into the country, and after a week of
anxiety received the following letter:
"1 got here Hll right, and 1 forgot to
write before. It Is a very nice place
to have fun. A fellow and 1 went out
in a lioat, the boat tipped over and a
man got me out, and 1 was so full of
water that I didn't know nothln' for a
long while.
"The other boy has to be burled
when they llnd him. His mother came
from her home, and she cried all the
time. A horse kicked me over, and I
have got to have some money to pay
the doctor for mendln' my head. It
was broken a bit.
"We are goln' to set an old Imrn on
tire tonight, and I am not your son if
I don't have some real fun. 1 lost my
watch, and I am very sorry. I shall
bring home some snakes and II toad,
and I shall bring home a tame crow If
I can get 'em In my trunk." Ix>ndon
I*o<-tn and Do(«,
Poets have always loved dogs. In
this poets and boys resemble each oth
er. Walter Savage I.andor was de
voted to his dog Giallo, and Byron's
epitaph upon Ills dog ISoatswaln we all
To mark a friend's remains these atones
I never had but one, and there he lies.
Cowper was very fond of his dog,
and we know how Charles Lamb, who
was a prose poet, loved his Dash and
how Mrs. Drowning appreciated the
little Flush to whom she Indited a
poem. The Earl of Shaftesbury kept
his noble collie In Ills library with him
at all times, and Samuel itogers al
ways walked out with his dog. Scott
declined an Invitation to dinner when
his dog died, saying that he could not
accept on ncconnt of the "loss of an
old friend."
Artificial f.lmlm.
Artificial legs and arms are made so
perfectly these days that It Is absolute
ly Impossible to tell that some people
are wearing them. Artificial legs are
made so that (lie lower part has all
the act ion of the human foot and are
made to wear the same size shoe as
the opposite foot. The shoe on the real
foot will wear out in half the time the
one on the artificial one, which Is said
to be due to the heat from the real
member. Artificial hands are made so
that the owner can pick up a pin.
Hard to believe, Isn't it? Hut there Is
a magnet In the cud of the artificial
Very Tm.
The late Augustus Hare was fond of
relating an amusing Incident which
Illustrated the absentnilndedness of
his cousin. Dean Stanley, and Dr. .low
ett. ltoth were quite devoid of either
taste or smell, and for some reason
both were Inordinately fond of tea.
One morning they had each drunk
eight cups, when suddenly, as Jowctt
rose from his table, he exclaimed;
"Good gracious! I forgot to put the lea
In!" Neither had noticed the omission
as In- sipped his favorite beverage
<»tl.J<lel-iitP .Itthunlr.
"Johnnie." said his mother threaten
I igly to the Incorrigible. "I am going
to linv" t father whip von when he
conies l,i> ■ • tonight "
• pie Me don't, mamma." replied .lo'in
uie p • ilteiit!'' "I'll is alw \< so tired
when he tollies home." St raj Stories.
•tea- :vo^o^:*o^»3«ofo#o#o#C«
i BCYOND the !
+ "By Curran +
"Richard Creenlcy
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Nailula cliuclied the shuttle tightly
in her brown (ulcers and wove the
s< urlut threail .. and out. scarce seeing
for the tears iliat rained from
under the black curtain of her laches.
Wahna. always Wahnal Truly, there
was never a thought of her but the
weaving of blankets and the baking of
the tortilla.
A jingle of beads and the patter of
moccusined feet, as Wahna parted the
skins that hung at the door of the
chief's tent. Well might they call her
Princess Wahna, the "Moon Maiden" —
tall aud slight, with a mouth like the
pomegranate tlower and a voice like
the faroff c'lime of the mission bells.
Nadula lifted her head and shot a
contemptuous glance over the girl's
slight figure, gay with wampum, elk
teeth and the glistening beads from the
white traders, with which Neras loved
to decorate his best loved child. "Idle,
always Idle," she muttered to herself.
But she smiled and called out cheerily
as Wahna came toward her. "Hail,
daughter of the great chief! How does
our father since the morning?"
Walina's delicate face was grave and
sorrowful. "The medicine man hath
been with him. and the evil spirits will
not depart, though they have made the
white smoke of the fire anger to rise
until our father could bear it no longer.
He is feeble, and the breath comes
slowly, lie calls for thee."
Nadula arose to her full height and
let the unfinished blanket fall to the
ground, where It lay. a gleam of gor
geous color in the setting sun. Inside
the hut of skins lay the chief, ghastly
In the shifting shadows of the eagle
plumes in the great war bonnet that
hung above his head. The massive fig
ure stretched helplessly upon Its couch
of buffalo skins was pitifully wasted
with disease. He reached out his arms
to Wahna and, holding her encircled,
said tu Nadula, who stood proudly
aloof in the uncertain light:
"Daughter. It is not our custom to
show aught of feeling. As the quiet
river runneth deeply, so we of the Ot
tawas have kept our love and our
veug; a nee. But thou kuowest what
the Moon Maiden hath been to me,
child of the paleface mother, and It
hath seemed wise that the maid should
know a gentler life than the women of
the Ottawas. Thou knowest how she
has been taught In their schools und Is
promised to the young captain?"
Nadula laughed. Short and bitter, it
roused the dying man, and he raised
upon one elbow to peer into her face.
Nadula bent over him. "My father, as
the shadows gather thou art a child
again! The white man hath sought
our Wahna for 11 moon perhaps, but
when there is talk of wedding he will
return to his own again. When has-the
paleface dealt otherwise with the
daughters of the forest?" The mock
ing voice paused for the answer.
Something of his strength came back
to the old chief as he half raised him
self aud pointed to the doorway. "Go,
serpent. The black finger Is upon thy
heart. Go, aud when I ride down the
west remember I leave Wahna In thy
keeping and do thou see the right of It,
else thou kuowest what has been, what
will be, wben thy tribe shall hold the
There was a gasp and a choking sigh,
and Neras, the last chief of a once
powerful tribe, had passed. All night
the wulllng women rent the air with
their cries, all night the men went to
aud fro, with angry slashes of the
sinewy breasts whence the blood fell In
slow drops. At set of the morrow's sun
they burled him, shrouded lu his blan
ket, the eagle feathers waving over the
dark face and at his feet the slaugh
tered pony that was to bear him safe
and far.
No more of weaving, no more of bak
ing the tortilla. Nadula grasped the
empty scepter. Day after day Wahna
crept to the door of the tent and shad
ed her level brows In vain watching for
her lover. Had Nadula spoken truly?
For a time Nadula was too busy with
the Importance of her new authority
to take thought of Wahna, but she had
not forgotten. In the long summer
days of the year before, when the
young captain hail chanced to visit the
Ottawas through mere curiosity anil
the visit had been repeated again and
again for the sake of the brown flower
of the wilderness, Nadula, too, had
learned to love the bonny face. Anil
In her hot, unschooled heart sprang up
the terrible hatred of Wahna.
It had commenced years before when
Ncras had sent Wahna away from the
tribe, and from time to time she hail
made them short visits from her mis
sion school with always a newer grace,
a newer beauty and the spirit of the
white mother shining In her soft eyes.
Ncras had loved her with the after
math of the grejt passion In? had felt
for the white captive that had hated
him, who tiled w Mil her despairing face
turned away from the child of her sor
row and shame.
Nadula had understood. She had not
wanted for the telling when the wom
en crouched together over the cooking
jlots at evening. What wonder that she
hated Wahna with all the force of a
savage nature.
In the midst of the lull came an
awakening, for despite all Naduln's
sneering taunts Malcolm Da vent
crossed the strip of desert to the coun
try of the Ottawas to claim his bride.
Natlula received him in the council
tent, with the head men grouped
around her. It was her hand that held
nut the pipe and bade him sit beside
her, contriving to hold him there with
one pretext and another Davent lis
tened absently as the sllkt-u sweet
\oiee murmured to him. Tin n, ere she
could detain him. he broke away, and,
springing to the center of the tent,
e.iil. d upon the Ottawas for I he pledge
of Ncras Wahna. Hy the spn en word
of Ncras In solemn council hail the girl
been given to him; and as Natlula
would have interfered, one by one the
elders of the tribe arose to bear wit
lit s.t to the bond.
Then Wahna, lit r face alight with
Joy, came from the shadows v. iere she
hat) hidden lu her despair. There was
no gainsaying the word that had
passed. Natli'l i wi;tclicd, her heart it 1
mo t stilled, as the I ICII mid# women
p irl d to either sitiC. The t M modi
C.nc man drew his e'icle n.o.iul the
two, while the red Maine from the III'.-
I* aped ai.tl till u l.st hit .1 I o i I lie
faces of Malcolm Davent and Wahna.
That night the Mliitvas fea ted, an I
tin re was great r J I' - .tig, for at the
rlsla:,' of the moon 111 I'rlliet ss \\ alma
w0..11 ride away from the.si forever.
Ai.ti when tb • tat* wan VHI i N uhtki
bro.i„"hl foil i a bottle of musty lined
whte to | leil c thcsii "after the man
Her 'if the p. .face ' as she mid, and
smiled into I.a vent's e/cs. She was
till.ci. as tin.light. 11l the I>e rl' live
is swifter. Wahna sprang from Da-
vent s s de and grasped the slender
wrist, "l'oisou; Poison!" And a low
murmur of horror ran around the great
u lit.
Nadula drew her slender form to its
full height aud glanced proudly from
one face to another. "What say ye,
uk people? Am I guilty?" The defi
ance rang clear as a clarion note, and
no man answered. Again: "What say
ye. my pe pleV Judge ye between us—
the white serpent or the true daughter
of the Ottawas!" The wind in the
an squite was the only answer. Wahna
still clasped the slender wrist in her
ten.- e lingers, while the glare of the
torches threw red waves of light on
the swart faces as the ring drew ever
The old medicine man parted the
crowd to either side. "Daughters of
the great Chief Neras, bail!" And the
elk teeth rattled on his shrunken chest
as he knelt, spreading out liis clawlike
bunds. "Hearken to the voice of one
old in council. Hear, accuser and ac
cused. If there be poison in the cup.
as the I-ady Wahna hath said, then let
the Lady Nadula drink that which she
hatli prepared for another, but if there
be no poison then shall she drink to
prove tile blackness of a lie. I have
A shudder ran along the surge of
faces that gathered around Nadula.
Walina's hand fell away, and she cow
ered against luvent's shoulder.
Nadula's proti.l eyes swept the mass
before her, hostile and grim. There
was not an answering eye. "Drink,
Nadula!" the old voice commanded,
and Nadula drained the wine. Then
she gathered her robes around her and
went out from among them.
Miles away to the westward rode Da
vent. with Wahna close at his side, the
sturdy eayuse keeping uneven stride
wiili the Kentucky thoroughbred, on to
where the white tower of the mission
shone above the olive groves, out to the
west, to her mother's p-.'ople. Put be
yond the fringe of the desert, lu the
land of the Ottawas. there are shroud
ed faces among the older men. and the
ponies are laden for a long march
away to the south. In the hut of Neras
lay something that they might not
touch under the law of the Ottawas,
alone, accursed, the unseeing eyes
peering through the shadows of the
tent into the deeper shadows beyond
Reeil and lutrnllx.
"Why don't you grow?" said Torn
Iteed to Senator Ingalls some years
ago, when both men were In the serv
ice of the people at Washington.
"Ah," said Ingalls, who was of very
slight stature, "I'm too much interest
ed in my fellows' life and property to
assume to your magnificent height and
"And Is not that my concern, too?"
askiil Heed deliberately.
"Impossible!" said Ingalls. "Walk on
the edge of a board walk and you lift
up the other end; stand in the middle
and you break through. The people's
safety lies In your being a middle of
the road man."
Sonic days after Heed found lngalls
In n state of mental distraction. "Just
swallowed the gold tilling* of this front
tooth." explained Senator Infills,
pointing to the exposed cavity.
I teed laughed Immoderately, lie drew
himself up to his full height. As a vic
tor he stood; his time of revenue had
"Ingalls, I congratulate you. Vou
are now worth your weight in gold."
The Ave of Trren.
"Ponn's treaty tree the treaty
elm—does that still exist?" a young
man asked the antiquary. "No," said
the old man; "it was blown down on
the night of March 3, 1810. This tree,
us Its concentric circles showed, was
283 years old; no great age that for a
tree. There is in England, at Cow
thorpe, an oak that is supposed to be
800 years old. The English yews of
ten reach an almost Incredible age.
The celebrated Ankerwyke yew is
1,100 years old, and there are others of
an equal age. Some of our American
pines can hold their own in respect of
nge with the European trees. Oregon
pines on being cut down have shown
as many as 1,100 coucentric rings run
ning from the heart out to the bark.
Do you know who first showed us how
to toll a tree's age by its rings? It was
Montaigne, the essayist." - Philadel
phia Record.
IIAM It IIM > l)ny.
"Why don't you seek some employ
ment Instead of stopping people and
asking them for money?"
"Mister," said Meandering Mike re
proachfully, "dat's me employment."—
Washington Star.
Thp Duke'* "Thirteen (lock."
An Ingenious timekeeping arrange
ment exists today which was designed
by that famous Duke of Bridgewuter
who laced South Lancashire with ca
nals and died a hundred years ano.
The duke was a great stickler for punc
tuality, and he was annoyed that the
workmen on his estate at Worsley did
not return to work after dinner as
promptly as they left o(T when the
clock struck U. When ho remonstrat
ed, he was told that while the work
men always heurd the clock strike lit,
they often failed to hear the single
stroke of 1. The I>uke of Hrldgewater
quickly found a remedy for this cJ 1 til
culty. lit- had a clock made that
would strike thirteen times un hour
after noon, and that clock proclaims I
o'clock with a baker's dozen of sono
rous strokes to tills day. The "thir
teen clock" is one of the curiosities of
Worsley Hull. Westminster Gazette.
Sex of Gem*.
The Romans, following the Greek
mineralogist*, divided gems into males
and females according to the depth or
lightness of their color. These terms
are thus alluded to by Theophrastus:
"Both these (beryl, carbuncle, oinphux,
crystal and amethyst) and the sard are
found on breaking open certain rocks,
presenting certain differences, but
ugreelng in name with each other.
I-'or of the sard the transparent and
blood red sort is called the female,
while the less transparent and darker
kind is termed the male, and the cya*
litis also Is named one sorl the male
and the other the female, but the
male Is the deeper In color of the two."
The cyanus, or cyanoa, of the uti
cienis Is said, though probably incor
rectly. by many modern mineralogists
to be Identical with our sapphire.
The Heat Sort.
Willie—Pa, what Is a "preferred
creditor" anyway?
I'a A preferred creditor, my son. Is
one who doesn't bother us much with
Lis bill.—Philadelphia I'rcss.
111. Bntlneu <|uultlle».
"What sort of a man Is he?"
"A good debtor and a bad creditor."
—Detroit Free Press.
Pitch a lucky man Into the Nile, says
the Arabian proverb, and he will come
up with a fish In his mouth.
lie Is the happiest who renders the
greatest number happy. Desuuilua
J9*fs fl
lflomc- Groirn Seed—How to Select It.
Typical Harm.
From experiment ami careful study
tho lowa ex; .\riment station finds;
First.—That it is very important that
we should depend upon homo grown
seed for the main part of the crop and
not upon imported seed.
Second. That we should s-leet ears
of corn for seed which ha vo-kernels of
[[Cars N'os. 1 fxrul 2 have kornc-ls of uni
form t-:re und shapi*. ami when the butts
and tips were off the planter
dropped three kernels to a hill ninety
three to ninety-five times out of every
hun.irtd tests.)
as nearly uniform size and shape as
possible; otherwise it will be impossi
ble to secure 1111 even stand witli any
Third.—Do not fail to test the planter
thoroughly with the seed you intend
[The kernels on ear No. 1 arc nearly the
same depth from tip to butt, while th«
kernels on ear No. 2 grow rapidly short
er toward the tip. The kernels on ear
No. 3 are small, shallow and flinty, lit tie
larger than Brains of popcorn, and will
run through the planter about like
wheat. When these three ears wero
shelled together and tested In the plant
er. there was a range of all the way
from two to soven kernels per hill.]
to use and stay with it until it drops
regularly the number of kernels re
quired in each hill.
Fourth.—Test the vitality or germi
nating power of all corn Intended for
seed. This is especially important tliis
Fifth.—ln case any seed corn Is pur
chased from seedsmen insist on having
it shipped to you in the ear, either in
crates or in barrels.
How to Trim a Sheep's Foot.
Almost every boy knows how to
whittle, but I have found very few men
who without special training could
trim sheep's feet speedily. To do so a
pair of toe cutters or pruning shears
and a good Jackknife with a narrow
blade are necessary. If the hoofs are
long enough to make it necessary, use
the cutters first, always cutting from
the inner side and sole of the hoof.
Cut in a plane about parallel to that of
the attachment of the hoof. The hoof
cuts easier in this way and there is far
less danger of cutting too short. A
little practice will enable one to turn
the cutters in the hand with almost no
loss of time. To do it drop them
against the sheep, turning them as
dropped. Two strokes with the knife
on each hoof should put the foot in
good shape. Always start the knife at
the cleft of the heel. The llrst stroke
should remove the outer wall, the knife
being moved In the plane of the sole of
the foot. The next should remove the
inner wall and be drawn at an angle
of forty-live degrees to the sole.— 11. I'.
Miller in Ohio Farmer.
I acil nt Home.
Exports of fresh beef from the Unit
ed States for the eight months ended
Feb. UN, 1003, show a decline of up
ward of pounds as compared
with the corresponding period of the
year previous. Exports of live cattle
also show a considerable decline.
The quantity of butter exported from
the United State* dtiring the calendar
year 1002 amounted to only f*,U."'.i.°tlfl
pounds against -1,219,565 pounds In
1001 and 13,2.5.5,r>H7 i>outufb In lixnt.
A Hrmrilr For lunect
For worms on cabbage, lice on col
lards, curculio on plum trees, spray
with old sour buttermilk. Keep the
milk until it Is a week old and use It
freely. It Is quick and sure death to
bug* ami worms and not at all hurtful
to trees, plants or man. as some other
remedies might be. Cor. Southern Cul
Five Toctl, M< nLr*y Toullifil mitf
About tilt* SI/.<• of u llOil*** < »t.
hi it pjip v i n*. :ii'il by W. I>. Mat*
thews, n i" !e curator of paleontol
ogy In 'he Ai.k an Museum of Nat
ural 11 Ist cry .it New York, an interest
ing account I; • > n* of the origin of
the horse. Mr. M.;!.liev. . s that the
earlier t 1 :>«iwn an- .<•. < f the hor-e
were mi II i : i:. ::=»t I r than
the do < at. ■ ;> faur cuiupletc
toes <ni i ..eh t'l tlree on
i ach liiad i '.: ii to be
lieve that the i.e ■ • • it an
cestors i f « • i'.' • 't ;• i .u.i; i.ils
bad live I ■ . i.■ >t 'I 1 • etb
Were sho, i:O id. . I i < Vi >1 \« illi
low, rounded i i ot . 'I. suggest-
Ing tli"-e of i.i i .. s a:i'l of pig* or
other o, in v.. i i.i animals.
The Ini. se I.i i.Nthi -i I d I': m nil
other aii aiaU now ti\ i„ 1... the fact
that It has I.lit on.- to - on i. eii foot.
CMBftriiou with other animate shows
that tin tie l» the ti.ird or middle
digit on the foot. Tli- I 'of ce< re
sponds to the ii i.l • i a i.ii a" ' the claw
of a do r or eat an<l ih 1i• d u I out to
afford ii strong support on w . i.-li the
Whole Wel|:l.t ii tl nuin.ul I
No. 21.
"In the series of ancestors of th#
horse." writes Mr. Matthews, "we cam
trace every step in the evolution of
those marked peculiarities of teeth and
feet which distinguish the modern
horse from ail ancestor which so littla
suggests a horse that when its remains
were first found forty years ago thai"
animal was named by the great pale~«
ontologist Hi chard Owen the hyraco*
therium. or 'coneylike beast.' "
A picture shows a restoration of tho
oldest known ancestor of the modern
horse. It was only sixteen Inches hlgtt
and had four toes on each foot. Thei
skeleton is mounted in the Americas
inns' urn. All the remains of nativo
horses that have been found In Amer
it a have l>een petrified, showing that
they had been buried for many thou*
sands of years. Mr. Matthews state*
that all "these horses became extinct
both in North and South America. WhJJ
we do not know. The competition with
the bison and the antelope, which had
recently migrated to America, may]
have made it more difficult than for*
merly for the American horse to get &
| living."
The wild horse at present is foun<l
j only on the desert plains of central
j Asia and Africa. There are no true
Iwild horses in America or Australia,
Mr. Matthews points out, because the
mustangs and bronchos are domesti
j catrel animals run wild and are de
i sccnded from the horses brought over
from Europe by the early white set
The great increase in the size of the
liorse, Mr. Matthews argues, went
hand in hand with the evolution of
the plains themselves. At the com
mencement of the age of mammals
the western part of the North Ameri
can continent was by no means as
high above sea level as now. The cli
mate at that time was probably very
moist, warm and tropical, there was a
dense forest growth, and to these con
ditions the auimals of the beginning of
the mammalian period must have beeu
I Hiring the tertiary the continent
was steadily rising above the ocean
level, and at the same time other in
fluences were at work to make the cli
mate continually colder and drier. The
coming on of a cold, dry climate re
stricted and thinned the forests and
caused the appearance and extension
of open, grassy plains.
The ancient forest inhabitants were
forced either to retreat and disappear
with the forests or to adapt themselves
to the new conditions of lite. The an
cestors of the horse, following the lat
ter course, changed with the changing
At the end of the age of mammals the
continents stood at a higher elevation
than at present, and there was a broad
land connection between Asia and
North America, as well as those now
existing. At this time the horse be
came cosmopolitan and inhabited the
plains of all the great continents ex
cepting Australia.
A Practical Point.
Slightly moisten commercial fertili
zers before sowing them on a windy
day. This will prevent no inconsider
able loss, as the finer particles of avail
able plant food may be frequently
blown long distances. Tills is a practi
cal point of great importance, remarks
American Agriculturist.
Now* and Xo<e».
A "currant trust" or monopoly of the
currant trade of Greece by English
capitalists Is now projected.
Within the past few years there has
been a remarkable increase in the pro
duction of beans In Michigan.
The American contributions to the
Finland famine fund, amounting to
$125,000, are believed to have averted
a large mortality.
The American Grocer estimates the
annual consumption of cofTee in tho
United States at 1.4fW,010,30* gallons,
valued at $149,891,030.
The extreme dependence of Great
Britain on supplies of grain from over
sea Is becoming the subject of serious
agitation, with a view to securing a
food supply in case of war.
One of Ikr C'nrloua Combinations
'Flint May Be Ultertfd.
Of the many curious tliiugs which
may be done with a pack of -fifty-two
cards perhaps the most interesting is
the "spelling out" of an entire suit
To do this take the thirteen cards of
any suit, place them face up and ar
range them In this manner: Nine, 6, 3,
Jack, 10, 5, 7, 2, king, 8, 1, 4, queen.
When they are thus placed, they arc
face up, with the 0 on top and tho
queen on the bottom.
Now turn them over so are
face down with the queen on 4V- Take
the top card and place It underneath
the pack and say "O." Place the next
card underneath the pack In the same
way and say "N"," and the next card
turn face up on the table, saying "E"—
one. Leaving "E" face up, place the
next top card underneath the pack,
saying "T;" the next the same way,
saying "W," and the next lay face up
on the table, saying "O"—two—and
so on through the suit.
Kcmember, when you come to the
last letter of a card to lay that card
face up on the table, leaving it there.
When you have laid out the 10 spot,
you continue by spelling out J-a-c-k
und q-u-e-c-n.
Of course, after you have laid tho
Jack out you have only two cards left,
but continue as before and the queen
will come out, leaving only the king in
your hand, which, of course, you lay
on the olhers, compelling the suit.
Coulil Not Walt.
Some years back there was an old
Justice of the peace In Lancaster county
whose thirsty temperament caused him
to have little patience with the lengthy
trials at which lie occasionally presid
ed. tine day there was a suit brought
before him lu which two young lawyers
but lately admitted to the bar were pit
ted against each other. The latter,
mindful of the prestige which a victory
for either side would mean, were ex
amining the witnesses at jjreat length
and consuming, It is true, a great deal
of unnecessary time. Finally the testi
mony of the last witness was conclud
ed, and the one attorney began to argue
his side of the case. Just as he was
wanning up the squire finished the cal
culation lie had been making on a small
piece of paper and, getting up from the
bench, said coolly:
"Young men, you can go right on
with your arguments. I'll be back pret
ty soon. The judgment Is sso." l'hlla
delnhla Leducr.