Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 16, 1903, Image 1

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    VOL. XXXX.
• h*B just cloaed the greatest week in its history. This proves that this
W July Clearance Sale *
U ian B we claim for it. Bntler shoppers know a good thing when they see Uk
it. The following are a few of the new bargains offered:
• All Ladies' drefs and walking skirts at i off onr nsnal low prices. ■
& Ei{ redaction on all shirt waists. *I.OO and 50 silk waists now *3.00.
■r $5.00 and I*s 00 silk waists, black and colors, now 00.
rx All white waists greatly reduced. Jk
All Ladies and Children s Fancy Parasols at i off.
S BIG BARGAINS IN WHITE GOODS-All 10c and 12} fancy white
R goods now 7c. 15c and 18c goods now 10c 2<>c and 32c goods now 1-lc. J
U 25c and 30c goods now I<V* 35c and 400 goods now 35c.
S Bargains of every description all over the store, Ok
S too numerous to mention. Uk
S Eisler-* Mardo rf C 0., $
X SOOTH MAM STKIT | QQ«J Mail or Phone orders promptly g
$ i££ I and carefully filled. g
Td The frequent arrivals of fresh, new Cottons are fust crowding out ?
Uk the winter goods and give the stoie a decided spring-like appearance. £
a Finest line we have ever shown. Pe.tu-i al Mercerized Fancies
5 in stripes, brocades snd openwork p Hernf, at 25c to 60c. India
flr Linens. Dimities and Francy White Goods at oi<-, Bc. 10c. 12tc. R
•I Tt.e Mulhouse Percales are mnch superior to liie or<liu>»ry |>ercales JK
U usiiaii> s>!d at the same price. Finer cloth »«.ffei and !>efter finish
* and nior»- attractive |«tterns, 36 inches wide—l y«rd.
In Mi.re ti»-w arrivals added t<"> onr large wwortme: » • f the very
tit ch«>>-« st *t\le» of Oinghams aud Seersuckers, at 10c and l'.'p- jf
gk Decidedly new patterns in Cnrtain Swiss, Madras, Sllkalint!-, V
Denims, and Cretonnes that are very handsome and attractive,
|t to 25c
m The finest home publication in the conntry. replete with articles JR
Qof internet to wouieu, 100 pages au<l colored cover. NumeronH ilia-
strations of the latest fashions March number now ready -snbscrip-
U tion price- ; A)c a \ear. Single copy 5 cetils. Monthly Fashion Sheet
g Free. gj
j L. Stein & Son,|
jft 108 N MAIN STREET. BUTi Pi g
We Are Right After Your
We are working for yonr interest all the time Are yon looking for some
thing extra good at low prices? Then see US TO DAY. Do not buy shoes nntil
yon see as. We are looking for YOU
It matters not whether it be in bntton, lace, blncheror oxfords, we can please
yon in this sale. Note the changed prices.
400 pair Men's |o.oo shoes in pat kid and colt, vici kid, plain toe and tip,
lace, or congress or bntton at S3 99-
▲ll Men's $8.50 and $4.00 oxfords in pat leather, dull calf or vici kid at $2 99-
All Ladies' $3 and $8.50 oxfords in pat. kid, vici and dull leather at $2 49
200 pairs Ladies' $2 and $2.50 shoes, pat. tip, stock tips, lace or button at sl. 5 8-
#0 pairs Ladies' 9 strap sandal all pat. leather with Louis XV heel, regular
price $4.00, cnt $2 99
40 pairs Ladies' 9 strap sandal with pat. vamp, Louis XV heel, regular price
$2.50, cnt SI 99
100 pairs Ladies' oxfords in vici kid, pat tips, welt or turn soles at 98c-
All Misses' and Children's oxfords and sandals at a cut price.
Come in examine onr stock and prices.
HDaubenspeck & Turner
Open Monday and Saturday Evenings.
Next to Savings Bank, People's Phone 633, Butler, Pa.
25 Per Cent off on
Entire Stock of
Patterson Bros'
286 N. Main St. Both Phones. Wick Building.
122 South Main St. Your money's worth or money back.
Men's and Boys' Spring Clothing.
The finest ready-to-wear attire that is made. We
have the facilities to search out the best that the
market can afford, and it is now ready in a complete
Spring array on our floor. Everything that a dressing
" man can desire for his attire can be found here at a
smaller price than he would expect to pay for such
smartly tailored garments.
Men's Suits
and Top Coats ft 12, #l4,
at $7.50, #9, sl6,
$lB, S2O, and uf to $25.
We show Men's Spring Overcoats which, like all of
our attire, could not fit or wear better if they were
custom tailored.
JS Spring frStrmtner Weights
i| 'M / Z [jt f'l hi Have a nattiness a)x>ut them that R
im C XjfH J I nEark the wearer, it won't do to
/ v L\_ TT Ufl H "wear the" last year's output. You
■ 1 V><*. p \ «V Vr-i U won't get the latest things at the
/| ' " /Pv L it/ vS stock clothiers either. The up-to
-1 L Itf f * date tailor only tan snppiy them,
'• 1 » '/ML li/IT I y°h want not only the latest ( !
f'A I - f lf 11 I things in* Cnt and fit atad work-
Itr >• ' |3f ] 111 1 j taanship, the finest in durability,
. j fjrt ! LTI 1 11 I * else can yon get combina
jpr j* pf* ** • ' lions, yon get thenr at
'?... " K E C K
KECK, Merchant T«ll»r,
24 Horth Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler, Pa
> , ■ t "•
Reed's Wine of
Cod fciver Oil
will build you up and make
you strong, will give you
an appetite and new life.
If you feel tired and
vvorn out try our Wine of
Cod Liver Oil and find
It is stronger and better
than pure Cod Liver Oil.
Pleasant to take and is
inoffensive to delicate
Indorsed and recom
mended by physicians
every where. The best
Spring tonic to give you
Health and strength.
For sale only at
Reed s Pharmacy
Transfer Corner
Main and Jefferson sta.. Bntler. Pa
Office on second floor of Armory
Building. Butler. Pa.
Office at No S. •Vest Diamond St. But
ler. Pa.
noi'LTER & UAKhR.
'-(K.'n R.. Armory huil'l'n*.
Office with R. C. McAboy, J. P.,
sonth hide Diamond
Special attention given to collections
uid business matters.
Reference: Butler Savings Bank, or
Butler Couutv National Bank
J 11. McJT'NKIN,
Oirice in Reiber building, cornel Main
and E. Cunningham Sta. Entrance on
Main street.
| K. I'.KEDIN,
iltfice on Main St. near Court House.
No. 257 South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Fisher Building. First door on South
Main street, next my former office in
Boyd Building.
Office in Wise building.
Office In the Negley Building, West
Hemorrhoids and Chronic Diseases a
TV H. BROWN, M. I)..
VV . Office in Riddle building, Diamond,
next door to Dr. Bell's old office.
Office Hours:—9 to 11 a. in., 1 to 3 and
6 to 8 p. m.
Hours —9-12, 1-5. Both Phores.
Troutman building, S. Main St.
JC. BOYLE, M. D. ~~
After April Ist, office in former Dr.
Peters'residence, No. 121 E Cunning
ham St., Butler, Pa., next door to Times
printing office.
Women's diseases a specialty. Con
sultatian and examination free.
Office Hours, 9 to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m.
People's Phoue 573.
1/6 S. Main street, Butler, Pa.
At 327 N. Main St.
t 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham's tormer office.
Special attention given to Eye, Nose
and Throat. People's Phone 564
200 West Cunningham St.
Rooms 9 and 10 Stein Building, Butler.
Consultation and examination free,
daily; and evenings by appointment.
Office in New Mnrtincourt Building,
129}£ S. Main St., (adjoining Dr.
Atwell's office.)
Has located in the new Stein building,
with all the latest devices for Dental
Successor to Dr. Johnston.
Office at No 114 E. Jefferson St., over
G. W. Miller's grocery
Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest
improved plan. Gold Fillings a spec
ialty. Office next to postoffice.
Office over C. E. Miller's Shoe Store,
2t& S. Main street, Butler, Pa.
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge work.
Residence 214 W. Pearl St, Butler, Pa.
Office near Court House.
- " ~T ~"~7""
Qmce with Berkmer, next door ia ~P. O.
Irritable, Excitable
Nerves on Edge
i This describes the condition exscilj.
Children s noists. str«tt Bounds, little
, tilings that usually pass nnnoticed. an
| noy. A sodden ~ound, a call—you jump
I—a harsh word, a cryiug spell. The
' sleep is full of jerks and starts —trouble
| tills your dre:inis— yon do not rest.
Tm-d yon «o to bed. weary yon r'se
' Ir's the n<-rv-es. weak. sh»tt< r
!e l, over sensitive, nn edge. Th i n» ed
j rest, quiet, strength, steadiness A Fcl
' low TowDsmw {jives you the cure IU
IDr A. W. Cbase'9 Nerve Pills —the
' ruost remarkably successful medicine
ever produced.
Mrs. A. E. Pape of 126 East -lelferson St ,
Butler, Pa , says: —"1 aui .ii>ie to rec.-ui
: mend Dr. A W. Chase's Xt-rve Pill* to
ethers as a reliable nerve and tr< n< ral
tonic. When I got some at D. H Wtil
ler's Drmr Su>re. 113 South M«in Sr. I
\v,»s ruu down, restUss, nerves on edge
Hnd unable to Ket good sleep. The
Nerve Pills soon demonstrated their
power to tjive me strength, energy,
-« <-H.ly u< rves and re.-tfnl sleep."
<i box al dealers oi Dr A. W.
Chnrte Medicine C-> , Uuffalo. N Y. See
that portrait and of A W.
Chnse M. D., aicou everj piickiue.
Appetite poor? Bowels con
stipated? It's your liver!
Ayer's Pills are liver pills.
I Want your moustache or beard a
beautiful brown cr rich Hack ? Dse
Buckingham's Dye
of druggists or R. P. Ha! I L Co., Nashua N. H
Nasal J&£ly?Sl
In all iu stages. W tSUr)#
Ely's Cream
c' ansci, soothes and heals I x m
tlie diseased membrane. \
II cures catarrh and drives
tway a cold in the head
Cream Balm is placed into the nostrils, spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—docs
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS. 66 Warren Street, New York
T< Johnston's il
Beef, Iron and Wine M
* j Best Tonic kj
7 Bloorl Purifier.
Pric, soe jiint V
I Prepared and W2
9 soi l only at] L V
I »
j Johnston's
$ Crystal H
J Pharmacy, W
R. M. LOO AN, Ph. 0.,
[ ■ Manager, V i
p J lOfl N. Main St., ISutler, Pa
L v Both' Phonos Pi
pi Everything in the Ll
k l drug line. TA
J Relieve, Pain Quickly.
3 A Tiorcr falling remedy for Kvcry Aclie
J au«l I'uln. Highly recornmendiil ior
9 Cholerß-Morlma ami I'aliia iu the
* Stomach,
a AH it Llnlinent l»r. llnrrU 1 Cm
J Cure excelit all otliem.
I Prepared bj 11. A. FAHXK.WOCK CO.
1 Plttsburj, Ph
3k At
|C. F. T, Pape J
j I
i 121 E. Jefferson Street. /
YVIIF-REAS, by reason of the formation of
TT the ltutlerl<uvlnK» A Trust Company,
successor to the Hatter Savings Hank, the
laltt-r by a vote of Its Hlockholders and the
Iloird of Directors went Into liquidation
January Int. 1903, notice Is hereby given that
Ktilrl llutler Savings Hank Is winding up Its
aff ilrs, the credUo.<j notified.to
pr< sect '.heir claims. If any„fyr_ payment at
riu- Butlur Savings A Trust Company, doing
business at theold atand. •< ~r .■* ..
" VrM. CAMPBELL, J«.-. ,
6-11-Jm . . . l'Wildfcnt.-jJ
* Copyright, l®|.J, by T. C. McOure i >
I was Captain Chardon* s man—not
his valet. I was a private soldier in bis
company for three years on the Afghan
frontier, and after we had both been
wounded in the same skirmish and it
hud been my luck to help him off the
field ho asked for my detail as his
mau. I may have performed all the
duties of a valet, but the term was
never applied to me. As his "man" I
had a record behind me and a standing
among the rank and file.
Captain Chardon came into posses
sion of a large property and threw up
his commission, My term of enlistment
had expired, and I returned to Eng
land with him.
The captain and I understood each
other very woll. lie used to boast, so I
was told, that I was one out of a thou
sand, and I was free to declare that
no officer's man ever had a better mas
ter. When he established himself in
rooms in London, I had full charge,
and he trusted me to the fullest extent.
There was no wild rioting. Captain
Chnrdon was a good fellow, and plenty
of good fellows came to see him and
drank and played, but there was noth
ing to scandalize.
In time I got to know all his callers
In a way. There were three or four
blue bloods among them—real tlptop
pers who were going the pace—and
Lord Dale led this crowd. When sober,
he was a snob and a cad. When in his
cups, he was a thorough vulgarian and
would as soon carouse with a cabman
as to drink with a gentleman. He had
been introduced by a good friend ef
my master's, and, being a lord, he was
allowed many liberties over a common
er, but I believe that Captain Chardon
would have preferred his room to his
company after his first visit I took a
strange dislike to him on first sight,
but of course that didn't count
That Lord Dale bad made ducks and
drakes of his Inheritance and gone to
the money lenders was common report,
but no one knew just how hard up he
was. On his very first visit to my mas
ter two tradesmen would have waylaid
him at the door as he left had I not
sent them away on a false 6cent. His
morning mall consisted mostly of duns
and threats, and writ servers were aft
er him during the rest of the day.
Those things did not affect his general
reputation, however. As a blue blood
a lord may do many things that would
bring disgrace upon a tradesman.
Of all the callers at our rooms no one
except Lord Dale would Insist upon
entering when Informed that the cap
tain was out. Sometimes he would
find the captain at home, but engaged
with his letters or accounts or with
some old friend of bygone days. At
other times he would wait for him for
half an hour or more and then knock
things about and go away cursing. I
never could learn that any of ills calls
had any pressing object in view. It
was rather his obstinate, bulldozing
As the captain's man I was responsi
ble for all personal property, and I
may tell you that the rooms contained
many portable objects of value. There
were rare old vases, great and small;
valuable cameos, uncut gems from In
dia. ivory statuettes from Japan. I
had a written list of them, and onco a
week I went through the rooms and
checked oft.
One Friday Lord Dale made a call
when the captain had gone into the
country for the day. My word that he
was not at home simply resulted in
an insolent stare, and the caller passed
on to the sitting room. He waited for
an hour and then kicked over a chair,
upset a screen and clattered down
stairs. Next day was my day for
checking off, and I had scarcely begun
when I discovered that a valuable In
dian camco was missing. I knew that
cameo to have been In Its cabinet Fri
day morning. No one but Lord Dale
had called In the twenty-four hours.
The captain returned Saturday after- !
noon, and I reported the loss. Ha
looked at me for a moment with a seri
ous face and then replied:
"Stevens, you can't suspect Lord Dale
of taking that cameo away?"
"I don't say that I do, sir, but it has
disappeared from the cabinet. If he
"Then I took it down the country a>
a present to my cousin. You must bo
caroful, my man, or you will get Into
I knew that my master lied. I knew, j
be lied to save Lord Dale's reputation. ;
That cameo was in the cabinet after •
he left for the country. It was not for j
me to assert or argue, however. I said
not a word more, but accepted the re- '
buke in humble spirit and went.about '
my duties. After tbut I checked off i
the property every day, taking the j
hour between 0 and 10 in the forenoon, >
when I was at leisure.
It wasn't many days before the lord '
was back again, and master fortunate- '
ly was out. From a hiding place pre- :
pared in advance I saw the caller j
pocket three ivory figures and a Jewel j
handled dagger as coolly as if he had j
been thieving all bis life. More tUfci !
that> I followed him when lie left the |
house and was close at his heels when |
the shop of a dealer to dls- ;
pjjjse of his loot. It was next morning f
.before i had* opportunity to speak to
tlie captain. Then I said:
"I beg pardon, sir. but may 1 ask If
Lord Dale is off in ! < head?"
"Why do you ask?" he queried in
"Beenuse the property he carried
away from these rooms yesterday can
be found at Regent street. Perhaps
the other missing article is there too."
Master made no reply whatever. But
an hour later he atrolled down to the
dealer's, found all his missing proper
ty and brought it lwck. When he came
home, he put the bundle into my bands
and said:
"Yes, Stevens, Lord Dale Is slightly
off. but the matter Is confidential and
must go no further. You had best lock
the cabinets after this and put the
keys In your pocket."
That was all—all until Lord Dale,
with the mania of plunder in his soul,
called again. Master hod slipped out
only a quarter of nn hour before. My
lord had not been in the sitting room
five minutes when he came out to me
with a curious look on his face and
"Stevens. I see tkat your master has
been buying several new curiosities of
! "Yes. sir," 1 replied. "Yes, sir, he
picked up several new things at
Regent street the other day, and that
the charwoman might not be tempted
I have locked the cabinets. Do you
wish for the key* sir?"
"H'm! ll'iu! 1 think not, Stevens. I
think I will be going."
He went, and that was his last call
at the rooms. I do not know what ex
planations my master made, if any, but
i I know I made nono. How could I, a
gentleman's "man," accuse a blue
blood of thievery?
Th* Impertinent Walter.
He entered a drug emporium and
said to the clork in a vigorous tone,
without a trace of shame or diffidence:
"Give me a bottle of the best hair re
storer yon've got."
The clerk looked at him with some
Interpreting his look, the customer
"Yes, it's for myself, and I'm not
ashamed to say so, either. For years
I've laughed at the references made to
my hairless poll. I considered it a
good Joke, because I'm sMll young, and
thousands of older men than I still
have all their hair, and I don't regard
absence of it as a sign of age.
"But I've changed my mind now. I
want hair on top of my head. The last
straw came today, when I went into
a restaurant where I've been in the
habit of dining with a friend. This
friend is oyly a few years younger
than me, but he has a thick shock of
hair, which gives him a rather youth
ful appearance.
"Well, when the waiter came to take
my order he nodded, as usual, and
then remarked, rather impertinently,
I thought:
"'Where's your son today?'"—New
York Telegram.
The Phraae "Jack Roblnaoa."
The use of the phrase "Jack Robin
son" originated in the British house of
parliament during the debates on what
was known as the "Indian bill" and
when John Robinson was first lord of
the treasury. Sheridan was the man
who first used the phrase. It came
about in this manner: Sheridan was
speaking concerning Fox's waning
chances, when he said: "Mr. Speaker,
this state of affairs is not to be won
dered at. When a member of this au
gust body is employed to corrupt every
body, what else could be expected?"
Instantly there was a great cry of
"Name him!" "Name him!" "Who is
it?" "Sirs," said Bheridan, "I shall not
name the person; it is a most unpleas
ant thing to do. But don't suppose that
I abstain because there is any difficul
ty in naming him. I could do so, sirs,
as quick as you could say 'Jack Robin
son.' "
They naturally inferred from his re
marks that Jack or John Robinson was
the person whom he alluded to.
Flrealde Reflection*.
It has been estimated that there are
only 50,000 really handsome men in
the United States. Every man won
ders where the other 49,900 are.
Being a bachelor is a good deal like
playing solitaire. You can always
cheat yourself into the belief that
you're having a good time.
Why does it always seem to rain
harder on a Sunday Just before church
time than on a Saturday Just before
matinee time?
The larger a husband is the smaller
he Is inade to feel sometimes.—House
Animal Longevity. (
Some curious statistics have been
published upon what an insurance ac
tuary would describe as the "expecta
tion of life" in animals. Among the
larger species of cattle there is some
approach to uniformity. Thus for the
horse and the ass the extreme limit is
about thirty-five years and for horned
cattle about thirty. For the dog it is
given as twenty-five, while slieep,
goats, pigs nnd cats are grouped at fif- 1
teen. But there are stranger dispari
ties among birds, 'ty'hile a goose may
live thirty years, a Bparrow twenty
five and a crow as many as 100, ducks,
poultry and turkeys die of old age at
twelve years. The palm for longevity ,
Is divided between elephant and par
rot. Both pass the century.
The Paagi of Hnnver.
At the dinner table Robert ate him- j
self into a state of great satisfaction, '
while his relatives stared In wonder. |
At last he was actually forbidden to
eat any more. On the way home he ,
pulled something from his pocket and
began gnawing it.
"What Is that?" asked his mother.
"It's only dog biscuit," said Robert
"Where did you get it?"
"Well," said itobert, "I knew I should
be hungry before I got home, so I took
it away from Fido."—Philadelphia Rec
Clrcnmatancfi Alter €•••■.
"The boys are throwing stones at a
yoor peddler."
"That's what I think."
"Whose boys are they?"
"Oh, well, boys will be boys. Let the
children ploy."—Chicago Post.
The Profitable Part.
Young Man—l desire to study law.
I)o you think I could make a living at
Old Lawyer—Hardly. You might,
however, by studying your
Baltimore American.
Mrs. Kingsley—You say you like col
ored servants better than white be
cause they are*lower. How Is that?
Mrs. Bingo—lt takes them longer to
leave.—Town and Country.
The deepest part of the Mediterra
nean N nenr Malta. The depth is 14,136
IA llouiie For ilit" Parpone—How to
Handle the Corn.
I have for several years be n raising
sweet corn tinder contract, and the ac
j companying illustration will convey
some idea of my drying house, says an
Ohio Farmer correspondent. It is also
my granary, the upper floor containing
grain bins on one side. The lower floor
and south side of the upper floor are
arranged for sweet corn. The most es
sential part of drying sweet corn Is to
have a free circulation of air. There-
fore I cut doors through as shown.
These doors are on both sides nnd on
the back. They are hung on hinges and
can be opened and shut when needed,
i The sweet corn should be spread In
layers; therefore we use racks made of
1 by 3 intfc slats placed twenty inches
to two feet apart, one above the other.
If the corn Is green and milky when
husked it should be put on the racks
very thin, not more than two or three
ears in depth, and turned frequently,
but if It is more matured and the ker
nels are glazed it may be put on thick
er. I can dry 500 or COO bushels in this
The Millet* For Forage.
Millets have an imi>ortant place in
the forage rotation because they grow
rapidly, mature early and may be
seeded at any time from May until Au
gust. Three species of the Japanese
millets—namely, broom corn, barnyard
and Italian, originally imported by the
Massachusetts Agricultural college,
have been tested and found very de
sirable at the Xew Jersey experiment
station. Of these varieties the barn
yard has proved the most profitable,
the yield ranging from eight to eleven
tons per acre. This crop will be ready
for feeding from forty to fifty days
after seeding.
Pearl millet has also been tested.
This variety makes enormous yields
fifteen tons per acre have been secured.
When in full head it la from eight to
twelve feet in height Yet it is a very
succulent and palatable fodder. Pearl
millet is much more watery in its
character than the other varieties men
tioned and does not mature as rapidly.
For these reasons it is not as desira
ble as the barnyard variety.
All of the millets are surface feeders
and should be well supplied with
avullable fertilizing materials. For
soiling, cutting may begin before they
are in bloom, and they should, prefer
ably, be fed before the seeds are hard
Monk melon* In England.
Emerald Gem, all things considered,
seems to be the general purpose melon
for New England. We have had fair
success with the Emerald Gem when
other varieties largely failed. It be
longs to the Jenny Llnd type, is small
to medium In size and globular in
form, flattened at blossom and stem
ends, skin smooth and slightly ribbed.
It shows a rich emerald green color,
with narrow stripes of light green in
the ribs. The flesh is thick and of a
deep, rich salmon color, fine flavor and
of superior quality. The fruit should
be picked as soon as it will separate
readily from the vine, as it loses its
good qualities if left to remain until
The popular Rocky Ford or Netted
Gem, so commonly found iu our mar
kets, is oval in shape, being longer
than broad, slightly ribbed and covered
with a grayish coarse netting. The
flesh Is green in color, very sweet and
Juicy and quite solid. The fruit la
quite small and usually very produc
tive. This variety needs plenty of sun
shine and a favorable season and
therefore cannot be so generally de
pended ui»on as the Emerald Gem.—F.
William Itane, New Hampshire.
Malt Sprout* a* Cattle Feed.
Malt sprouts are a residue of the
brewing Industry. Barley grains are
sprouted In the process of malting and
in due course are rubbed off and sold,
either wet or dry, as a cattle food.
(They enter the general market solely
In the kiln dried form. They are
small, comma shaped, light yellow
brown particles of an agreeable nutty
odor and crisp texture. When fed
dry they are frequently refused by
cows. If soaked some hours before
feeding they are often better relished.
How to Han tile the Hoe.
Some men will use the hoe so that
the top layer of soil is cut off clean and
gathered up with the weeds that may
have been the chief object of the hoe
ing. The surface remaining will be
hard and smooth—quite the reverse of
what it should be. Cultivation should
mean a stirring of the surface, making
it fine. If this be done in loamy soli
shortly after a rain it will not break
Into large lumps.
It Is now predicted that the reclama
tion of abandoned New England farms
will be effected by Italian Immigrants.
A Farmer Think* He See* a Remedy
In the Xear Kutnre.
A National Stockman writer ad
vances the following view in regard
to the scarcity of help to be procured
by the farmers: In the first place, as
to cause, nine out of ten men and wo
men who leave the country for the
larger towns and cities, ostensibly to
better their condition (by an advance
in wages) have the "big head," and
badly; a false pride, coupled with a de
sire to live faster, to get something for
nothing. To be a farm hand or to be a
hired girl Is beneath them; to labor Is
tot) slow. They want to go faster, and
they do sometimes. They eventually
get the shock, and they are surprised.
They write back or come If they have
anything to get back on, and their
friends arc surprised to see them, they
were doing so well. They settle down
then; they have learned something.
Now as to the remedy. That Is self
adjusting and will work well eventu
ally. There Is ami hits been for sev
eral years an autftt> ef bdth women and
men from the country to larger towns
and - eltles arid ptihllc works, thereby
leaving an insutiiclont amount of la'
: bor on the farms, lessening the produc
f tlon and Increasing the cost of living
whore this lal>or Is employed, and the
! cost of production of farm products
w ill continue to grow higher as long as
j these conditions exist for the simple
reason that the farmer cannot produce
j enough to supply the demand with
what meager labor he has at his com
, uiaml. And of course If the supply Is
cut off the price must of necessity go
up. The practical farmer will not em
ploy labor unless it Is profitable to him
to do so.
In running this great industrial de
velopment at so great a pressure the
limit may l>e reached. Xben what?
Why, the help question will solve itself
i from compulsion. You'll find the farm
i er then, as now. "on the ground floor,"
| enjoying his "taters," cabbage, sau
sage, bacon, mutton and beef raised
principally by his own hand. This help
! question will settle Itself as soon as
the starch is knocked out, and I don't
think that will l>e long.
Point* of the Raff Orptaartons.
Tin* {mints of a typical Buff Orping
ton fowl, as stated by the poultry man
ager of the Canadian experimental
farms, are as follows:
Tail, Inclined backward and upward.
Back, short, with broad shoulders.
Head, small and erect
Eye, full and bright
Breast broad, deep and full.
Legs and feet, short and strong; four
toes well spread.
Haylaar Hlata From Farm Joaraal.
Not one-half of all the clover hay
made in the country is ever properly
saved so as to secure the best results.
It is either cut too early or too late. Is
either cured too much or too little, la
either moldy or fired.
Clover dries up and gets powdery
and dusty If dried rapidly in the sun.
Wilt It and dry the water out of It
and then heap it, only opening It long
enough to air when heating in the
heap. In a day or two It will do to go
in. Caps are excellent to use during
this process.
"Make hay while the sun shines"
sounds well, but it's better for the hay
makers, the horses and the hay if the
days are cool and cloudy, with a "dry
ing wind" blowing.
A delay when the crop is cut may
damage the quality of the hay. Better
have It wet than overripe.
Cut all the hay early if you want
good hay. Cut as the grasa is going
out of blossom; then the nutriment is
in the stalk and the dust is off the
Two medium sized loads will be han
dled quicker than one load that will
break the wagon or stick in the barn
Downy Mildew.
Downy mildew attacks the leaves of
cucumbers and cantaloupes. These
show yellow spots with moldlike
growth on the underside; the spots
turn brown, and the leaf soon dies.
Kemedy.—Spray with bordeaux mix
ture about the middle of July and re
peat every ten days.
Agricultural Hotea.
It is now generally conceded that the
cilo Is the most economical way, every
thing considered, of utilizing the corn
crop for the dairy.
Rutabagas hre a good late second
The Vermont experiment station has
found that clipping potato plants on
account of too heavy foliage growth in
July and August sacrificed one-third of
the crop.
Bordeaux mixture has proved a reli
able remedy for potato blight and rot.
riant sweet corn for succession and
a late crop.
Sow Early Egyptian or Eclipse for
young beets In the fall.
The Ordeal Of Bolllnff Oil.
In Ceylon the system of "witch find
ing" Is both unique and terrible. Some
oil from newly gathered king cocoanuts
is manufactured by one of the friends
of the complalnuut. This Is poured Into
a primitive stone vessel and heated to
the boiling point. Each of the suspect
ed witches is then brought upon the
scene and Is then and there compelled
to dip three fingers of the right hond
into the seething caklron, each having
a right under her ideas of Justice to
throw the oil remaining upon her fin
gers into the face of the complainant,
who stands near by.
While this ordeal Is being undergone
a single exclamation of pain on the part
of the suspected person Is constructed
to be an admission of guilt. If no such
exclamation Is made the Innocence of
the accused is supposed to be estab
lished. It is said that every tenth per
son on tlie island of Ceylon has maimed
fingers as a result of having met the
"ordeal of boiling oil."
Swimming; "Sailor Faahloa,"
It was a redheaded boy from across
the tracks on his good behavior at the
swimming hole above the dam that I
first saw swim hand over hand, or
"sailor fashion," as we called it right
ly or wrongly I know not I can hear
now the crisp, staccato little smack his
hand gave the water as he reached for
It has ever since been my envy and
despair. It Is so knowing, so "sporty."
I class it with being able to wear a
pink barred shirt front with a dia
mond cluster pin In it, with being gen
uinely fond of horse racing, with being
a first class poker player, with being
delighted with tlie company of actors—
what wouldn't I give if I .could be like
that? My life has been a aad one, but
I might find some comfort In It yet If I
could only get that natty little spat on
the water when I lunge forward awlm
ming overhand.—McClure's.
Quite Capable.
"He's n remarkably frank man."
"llow so?"
"Why, the heiress asked him If he
was sure he could take care of her
When he proposed, and he said lie was
"Sure he could If he had her money to
do It with."—Chicago Post.
Working Well.
Tlie Querist—What do you think of
the doctrine of the survival of the fit
The Egotist—lt Is all right so far. I
am still alive. -Kansas City Journal.
No. 28.
The Mlaiater Finally Ot Ik* fcttJ
of Ilia Text C«m«t. -*£
At a certain revival mestliic of col-!
on -d folks in a cburcU in Nortll CunM.
Una tlie minister announced tmVtH
pulpit: "My tex' Is 'Let de woman rut]
In silence wid all subjection.' Tsui
rrlll done" fin' it In de ntnnm* chapter,j
'leventh raw, ob Clover." At thlsl
mention of an unknown epistle a (OQdi
brother plucked the coat talis of w
minister. The latter turaad ie«MQ
then again faced the audtaOßS. "bj
spite of de interruption." ha said, "t
repeat de tex' am from da MM' chap
ter, 'leventh rarse, ob Oovar."
the coat tails were plucked, and th*
minister glared at the plucker, only to
turn once more to the
"Brudder Johnson," be said, "object!
to de tex' 'Let woman ran la si
lence.' We all know dat Sister JohiJ
son am not a fiilent woman. Bat 1
done repeats dat de tex* will be
in de secon' chapter, 'leventli vane, ot
Clover." Here Brother Johnson roH
to the minister's ear and Whimpered
earnestly. "Oh!" said the dotnfnle.
Then to the gaping people: ssk|
Sister Johnson's pardon. Her
ban' says I made a mistake, ha la dat;
triflln'. My tex' will not be toaaf la
de secon' chapter, 'leTenth vans, ob
Clover, but in de secon' chapter, *!•?•
enth varse, ob Timothy. I knowad It
was some kind ob grass."
Bern! Doetsrlas.
Doc Judson had never taken so moch
as a single course In medical study,
but be was in greater demand than the
regular practitioner of Crowrlile, who
had a degree and a framed "dlplotay"
in his office.
"I'd rather trust to Bill Judson's doc
toring than any thafs learned oat at
medicine books," said Old Lady Sim
When pressed for a reason for this
preference the old lady had one unfail
ing answer.
"When Doc was away one time I waa
took with rheumatism In my aide, an* 1
had to let daughter Jane aend for the
dlploiny doctor. He give me medicines
an' said the rheumatism would give
way to 'em. It did give way leetle by
leetle an' finally wore off, leaving ma
weak as a rag.
"Well, now, when I have one & those
spells an' Doc Judson tends ma ha
comes In, gives one look at me, mlxaa
up a glass o' his herb stuff, an* la less*n
twelve hours he has that rheumatism
h'lstlng sll over me from head to feet,
departing in a half doaen directions an*
no chance for my mind to dwell on
one spot an' say, 'lf s the wust thar.'
Thafs what I call doctoring!"
A Lawyer's Apoltfr.
Some years ago there was an oM>
judge on the bench in Berks eooa&fc
whose decisions, In consequence of nu
merous reversals, did not always cota
mand universal respect One day tof
a case In which he was sitting one qfj
the lawyers lost patience at his inabil
ity to Bee things in a certain light and]
in the heat of the moment tsmaifeaflj
that the Intellect of the court was so
dark a flash of lightning could not pen
etrate It For this contempt the judge
showed a disposition to be very severe
with the offender, and it waa eatj aft
er much persuasion by friends of the,
latter that he yielded and decided to
accept a public apology. The following)
day the lawyer, accordingly, appeared!
before his honor and made amends by;
"I regret very much that I said the
Intellect of the court was so dark light-'
nlng could not penetrate it I guess it
could. It Is a very penetrating thing."
—Philadelphia Ledger.
The Tools of the BsrftUai.
The ancient Egyptians had tools tor,
stone working equal to anything in ass
today. They used both solid and tabu
lar drills and straight and drculat,
saws. The drills were set with Jewels,
probably corundum, and even laths
tools had such cutting edges. So re
markable was the quality of the tabu
lar drills, It is said, and the skill «f
the workmen that the cutting maitai
in the hard granite giva no lnflkatton'
of the wear of the tool, while a cat rf
a tenth part of an Inch waa made in
the hardest rock at each revolutioiV
and a hole through both the hardest
and softest material was bored perfect-'
ly smooth and uniform throughout Of
the material and method of making the
tools nothing is known.
Brrom's '»k« " His FsUlAsn
Byron once sent bis friend John Mur
ray a present of a Bible. It was placed
on the bookshelf and left there for
years untouched till at a dinner party,
the verification of a text being re
quired, the Bible was referred to. J*
page had been turned down, and It waa
found that In the verse "Now, Barait
bas was a robber" the word "publish
er" had been substituted. The poor lit-'
tie pleasantry bad lain hidden all these 1
long yearn.
Politic* ID Kpitapha.
In a cemetery Indefinitely located
"on the Susquehanna river" there is a
grave with this epitaph on the marble
memorial slab: "Cbas. Lewis; He Voted
for Lincoln." A Baton Rouge (LaJ
gravestone bears this legend: "Here
lies the body of David Jones. His last
words were, 'I die a Christian and a
—. .;
Hot wast She Ext«ei«4.
Clara (fishing for a compliment)—
This Is your fourth dance with me.
Why don't you dance with some of the
other girls?
Charlie-Well, the fact Is I dance ao
badly I hate to ask them.
Do not faucy yourself a martyr of
the first class solely because you have
been badly bitten in a horse trade.—
Dallas News.
A Spirit to Bo Dealers*.
Just where honorable Industry ends
and avaricious piling up of treasure
begins no one can take it upon himself
to say. The spirit however, that im
pels a young man to sacrifice all the
nobler alms of life In order to turn a
liberal competence into wealth too
great to be-spent (and the giving away
of which, unless carefully regulated, is
a doubtful good) Is certainly to be de
plored.—Eliot Gregory in Century.
Solicitor—You want to be made bank
rupt do you? Very well, I'll put it
through for you. Just give me a check
for SIOO on account of preliminary ex
Client—B-but I haven't got any mon
ey at all.
Solicitor—Then why the dickens do
you come to me? Hang it all, man, you
are bankrupt!
A Universal Casteas.
"Whenever I get an umbrella,'* said
the prudent citisen, "I put my n&ma on
"So do I," answered the man without
a conscience. "The person who used to
own it isn't so likely to Identify it"—
Washington Star., , .