Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 23, 1903, Image 1

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    VOL. XXXX.
5 Wthe bargain sale continues k
J5 xhi, Jni y «to break the record, and without any bombasts comment. rtk
usare oar trade that we are confident of the outcome. The re
?Luea to oar announcements have exceededL and ft
M continue to add daily to onr long array of SLMMER BARaAINS ana
S call jmu attention to a tew on the loug list. Remember tms s a
S I ** t BILKS SACRiViciD-All *1 00 and *1 25 Foulard Silks rednced to £
IK Rest aoality corded wash silks 50c quality now _-> c.
g A3ft g
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£ Sfc black, cream, blue pink, now 37c. Finer fl 00 Silk £
S g
S Skirts, Panuols. and a long list of other summer goo<U Uk
S Eisler-Mardorf Co., S
5 [■ 221 Send in Your Mail Orders. 8 j
T6- frwinent arrivals of fresh, new Cottons Hre fast crowding out
tl*s wiausrgooda and give the stoie a decided spring-like appearance, £
ffynutu WHITE GOODS fn
Finest line we have ever shown. Fa ££2 g
in atripes, brocades and opfeuwork piiUt rn , - .>
Linens, Dimities and Francy White Good" <ii Hit, Bc. 10c, w
The Molbonse Percales are much superior !■> the i vdiriarj percales
u«n same price. Finer cloth, -fier and l*«*r finish £
and tuotr attractive patterns, 3<> inches wide -l-i<. yai'i.
Murennw arrivals added to our large assortment of the very £
cboU. 8t styles of Ginghams and Seersnck. t-. HI 10c and j-i<- P
Decidedly new patterns in Curtain Swiss, Madras, Si,kalines, jP
Denims, and Cretonnes that are very handsome and attractive. 1-lc
to 85c. %
The'finest home publication in the country, replete with «rHcW
of interest to women, 100 pages and colored cover N um,:ro " R J'!"" 0
stmtions of the latest fashions. March number now
Hon price 150 c a year. Single copy 5 cents. Monthly Fashion Sh.e
L. Stein & Son,|
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We Are Right After Your
We are working for your interest all the time Are yon looking for soine
tlilng *p |f * good at low prices? Then see US TO DAY. Do not bny shoes until
/on *» us. We are looking for YOU
felt matters not whether it be in button, lace, blucher or oxfords, w can please
in this sale. Note the changed prices. —'
400 pair Men's SB.OO shoes in pat kid and colt, vici kid, plain toe and tip,
lam. at eaumm or button at S3 99-
y All Men's(B.9o and $4.00 oxfords in pat leather, dull calf or vici kid at $2-99-
gS<MI I-f^W9B and •&50 oxfords in pat kid, vici and dnll leather at $2 49
ftr«— Lndiee' $2 and $2.50 shoes, put tip, stock tips, lace or button at SI- 58-
aTT pat. leather with Lbnia XV heel, re*«l«r
price $4.00, cut $2 99-
40 pairs Ladies' 9 strap sandal with pat. vamp, Louis XV heel, regular price
fe.ao, cat 5199
}OO pairs Ladies' oxfords in vici kid, pat tips, welt or turn soles at 98c-
Alt Misses' and Children's oxford* and sandals at a cut price.
Come in examine onr stock and prices.
Daubenspeck & Turner
Open Monday and Saturday Evenings.
Next to Savings Bank, People's Phone 633, Butler, Pa.
Prices arc Melting
In All Departments.
Be sure you come to us.
The Biggest Bargains in Clothing,
Furnishings and Hats that were ever
offered in Butler.
Schaul & Nast,
137 South Main St., Butler.
25 Per Cent off on
Entire Stock of
Patterson Bros'
380 N. Main St. Both Phones. Wick Building.
" = * K E C 1
W JiL @ Spring 4 Summer Weights
| 1 t\ Vj Have a n.ttinea. about them that |'j
» I /J C Njp\ / j 1\ mark the wearer, it won't do to
jjjk 1 PI CT j\ LPy Im IX wear the last year's output. You
6 I (J I) gV V rt IA wop't get the latest things al the
T /OV n vB stock clothiers either. The up-t0...
... \ Y j\j\ Jv gs. date tailor only can supply them, /
a j jVV 1/ /1 111 \7 " you want not only the latest
fI4I 1 II (J I I things in cut and fit and work-
S*. II 1 If 111 in«nship, the finest in durability,
111 I I 1 vhere e'we can you get combina
f I ufj 111 M, ™ tiona, yon get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
24 North Main Street All Work Gueranteed Butler, Ha
Reed's Wine of
Cod fciver Oil
will build you up and make 1
you strong, will give you
an appetite and new life. |
If you feel tired and!
worn out try our Wine of j
Cod Liver Oil and find;
It is stronger and better •
than pure Cod Liver Oil. j
Pleasant to take ana 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 St*., Hitler. I'a
Office on second fli>.r «.f Arm"r"
Building, But lei. Pa.
Off.ce at No. S. West ! tUmond ?t. Bu
ltr, Pa.
" ATTORNKYS <T '.»•*
Koom 6.. Araiury l>uiUl:n h .
Office with R. C. McAltoy, J. P.,
south side Diamond.
Special attention given to collection
and business matters.
Reference: Butler Savings Bank, or
Butler Comity National Bank
Olbce in Reifoer building, cornet Main
and E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance on
Main (street.
, >ffice on Main St. neur Couit
No. 25? South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Fisher Building. First door on South.
Main street, next my former office in
Boyd Building.
Office in Wise buildinsr.
Office in the Negley Building, West
Hemtrrffibfds and Chronic Diseases ■
W H. BROWN, M. V.,
11 e Ofllce lu lildille buildiuK,l>uuiioud,
next door to Dr. Bell's old office.
Office Hours:—9 to ir a. m., Ito 3 and
6 to 8 p. m.
Hours— 9-12, 1-5. Both Plionea.
Troutman building, S. Main St.
After April isf. 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, 9to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m.
People's Phone 573.
116 S. Main street, Butler, Pa.
At 327 N. Main St.
• 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham's former 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 Martincourt Building,
I29'A 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. Jellerson St., over
G. W. Miller's grocery
Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest
improved plan. Gold Pilling* a spec
ialty. Office next to postoffice.
Office over C. E- Miller's Shoe Store,
315 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.
Onice witu Berkmer, neat door to P. O.
St' manv splendid elites have btcD
made in purely nervous affect io: s by
Dr. A. W. Phase s Nerve Pill*. people
are spt to los r - « ; jht of the f«t ti vt
they are a in:)gaific*«snt blood an i _*fn»-r
--al tonic. They give to every org: n the
p iwi-r to work, to di> it-? duty is it
should—to the bio >d :i richness in qn u.-
t-»y and quality n- 1 oth»T tiiedifii,*' c.. .
A;>| -tite. digestion, strength. e
etrength—all are fnrni-hed by their
tonic power. To the s-ys"eiii at ;.t e
they give a gen ral feeli.>K of vig- . • ••-
rohnst health.
Mrs. J. U. Milhe : ra cf 210 North Wjib
ir;tcn St , Butler, fa . y- - Ar> >e
of mine used Dr. A W. Cha.-»-s .n *e
i da as a general and f articnlariy as a
n -rvt tonic with great sac •«-.*«. She 9
when she got the Pill? at D il V. ulle/ s
I rug Store. 112 South Maiu St.. run
ii »»*n. pile, lacked Strensjth, ijerv- 'i .
epUsa and lacked appetite ;<:jd t -t :!
s! ep This I think is gori pr. • t <f
their value."
•Vk. - a box at dealers m Dr A
(.baft• Medicine Co., Gttbl! l . N V ■
that portrait arid -itrn iture of .
( M. D.. are on every p.-ck»i"
That's what you need: some
thing to cure your Dilicus
ness. You need Ayer's Pi Ms.
I Want your moustache" cr beard a i
j beautiful brovn cr rich black ? Use j ;
Bickingte'sDyci j
j ?c*3 el drusgittscrP. P Hi.' UC" . i'--"' " " | .
rfe&nses,eoothesand heals a
tlie diseased membrane.
It cures catarrh and drives
a ay n cold in the head
Cream Balm is placed into the nostrils.spreads
over the membrane and is alworbed. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. T-arge Size, 50 cents at I)ni£-
giats or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS. 50 Warren Street. New York
I 3 li
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(4 Johnston's f.
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Beef, Iron and Wine
M Bt-st Totiic Hn
Wt Blood Prtrifier. ]
flk „ —nWOETsSC^'ntr
jk i Prepared and jp J
Crystal f<
jjj Pharmacy, f]
»j It. M. LOGAN, t'h. O . LI
I m M anagor, Pi
9 j mN. Main St., Butler, Pa k
f V Both 'Phones 9 4
prjj Everything in the kV
k/i drug line. fA
U « H
| Suirimer Cordial.
Diarrhoea. Dysentery,
Sick Headache,
Summer Complaint.
Vomiting, Sour Stomach,
f Indigestion
and for Children Teething.
A MHO 1.1 TKI. V IIA It >ll. l-:ss.
Itopared by It. A. I'A 11 M.srocK CO.
I'ltlsburj;, I'a.
At Dmikklhls 25c a bottle
X*m, m mm tAM
jc. F. T. Pape,
S 121 E. Jefferson Street. /
\i/||RHEAS, hy reason of the formation of
TV tin* liutler navinifH Sc Trust Company,
surri'HHor to the Butler Havlnss Bank, the
latter l>y a vote of Its Htoekholders and tlie
r*<»ard of Directors went Into li<iui«l;ition
.Intoiary l*t. IWt. notice Is lierehy kiveil that
sulci Butler Bank Is winding up Its
nfT.iJrs. the creditors thereof are notified to
t'lesent tlieir claims. If any, for payment at
tlie Butler Having* &. Trust Company, doinjr
lnis|ri««ss at the old Ht;md.
\VM. CAMPBELL, lit.,
UMliii President.
BUTLER, l'A.. THURSDAY, JULY 23, 1903.
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Colo., lies in tho lap of
he mountains r.t an altitude of over
10, COO feot. Tbe town consists cf ft
fc-iLidful of bouses, ealoons, stores and
two hotels, tnd when the socson is at
its height shelters between 200 and 300
cauls, mostly miners.
"Unlucky Jr.ck" MeCormlck. return-
Ing from a trip to Denver, heard the
news that Jim Thompson had "skip
pod" the eaiup the week before, leaving
his boy Billy to "cut his owu trail."
"An' jvhere's the kid at?" asked
"Don't fcnow. lie couldn't git no
vrork with his weak heart. Guess he'B
bunkin' with the burros an' chipmunks.
Seed him jes' now goin' up the county
read lookin' mighty played out."
With an oath. Jack Get out in pursuit
of liia favorite. Ilia long strides soon
tcck him past the Silver King, and
ar&und the next turn he saw what he
socght, a half grown lad. his head
bowed in the supposed solitude, tho
whole slight frame shaking with sobs.
Jack blew a trumpet blast from his red
noso and was so occupied behind his
red handkerchief that he nearly passed
Billy without notice.
"Hello, Jack! When did ye strike
"Jes' now, kid: but how goes it?"
"Oh, tol'able!" Jack was still too
busy to look at Billy, and the boy was
fast composing himself.
"Well, kid, I'm down ia the mouth,
on' blamed if I ain't plum homesick
for Eome one to keer a Uurn whether I
live or die!"
"get down, won't ye?" eaid Billy,
sidling along to make room on the flat
topped bowldfr by the roadside. Jack
McCormick doubled up his six feet of
lank, loose Jointed body and, with an
explosive sigh, sank by the boy he
meant to befriend.
"What's up, pard?" asked Billy awk
wardly. drawing nearer in boyish sym
"IleaTen knows; I don't, kid! Guess
I'm Jes' a six foot baby. But I'm so
lonesomo I cau't hardly eat nur sleep!
Don't 6uppose you know of a body
that would come an' batch with an
Unlucky cuss like me, do you?"
Jack felt the start the boy gave, but
didn't look up.
"I could pay Jes' a little for bis help,
cookln* the grub an' sich."
ffho mountains reeled before the eyes
of the boy, dizzy from hunger, and a
wild hope caught at hla heart. With
assumed carelessness ho said, "Some
man, ye mean, o' course?"
"Oh, no; not necessarily. I'd llko
bully well to hare sotuethin' young
about to hearten me up a bit."
A gasp, immediately followed by a
cougb, caused Jack to glance quickly
at Billy, and he saw a ghastly face,
in which the freckles appeared darker
than ever. He longed to put his arm
about the almost fainting child, but
knew with whom he had to deal.
"Jack, on the square, would yo take
"Bet yer boots, kid! But yer pa"—
"He slid out las' week. Said he'd
had 'nough o' women cattle an' kids
an' I was to shift for myself."
Jack acted well the surprise he didn't
faei and offered a horny right hand to
■eal tho bargain. Inwardly he was
wondering how on earth he was to
got the boy up the steep, rocky trail
to his cabin.
"What do TOO weigh, Billy Y l
"'Bout eighty pounds."
"Well, would you Jo o feller a fa
"You se*. I've got a bet with Bud
grow that I can tote seventy-live
founds without etoppin' from here to
•my cabin, an' BO If you don't object
I'll tote you, bein' as yer legs would
wrap round me ay' (Bake It easier than
flead weight."
"O. IC., Jack! But jea' bones', maybo
I don't weigh eighty now."
Jack rose hurriedly. Clearing lil9
throat and stooping In front of Billy,
he backed close lip, reaching his hands
over his shoulders, saying gnyly:
"All aboard, pnrd, or we una 'II be
late for dinner at the mine!"
Two cold little hands took his and
then clasped themselves about his neck
as, with a great unllmberlug, Jack
arose, catching the skinny legs about
his waist.
They were In the rooky road leading
to the Eureka and Sunburst properties,
owned by "Unlucky iack." Billy
thought the wind must bo high as the
world wavud before blm and the slgh
voice pines tilled his ears.
As Billy's bend Ml a dead weight
Jack caught the slipping lingers, and,
Stumbling oft, made nil possible speed
up the tralL The boy's weight Boomed
to grow as the dizzy way led ever
tilgher, tho slide rock making the foot
ing difficult.
One more steep turn, and the little
cabin came In sight. .Tack staggered
on to the door, the sweat pouring from
lilui, and dropped tho Inert boy upon
bis bunk.
Looking down at tho child, tho
etrangely gray look on his faeo fright
ened him. Shaking him, he cried:
''Billy! Kid! Answer mo, man!"
He seized a whisky bottle and forced
O little between the boy's teeth, u faint
sigh answering his effort. Ho rubbed
both faco and hands with tho fiery
stuff nnd soon had the brown eyes
smiling up into his anxious blue ones.
"You jes' wait, purd," he cried blitlie
ly, "till I fret some grub Inside yon!"
Bushing to the stove, he soon had the
fire burning and water on for coffee.
Bread and bacon were slung on the
table, all with a great clatter and
"Jack"' cume a faint cry.
Turning, the inan was awed by the
look on the lad's face, and with one
stride he had liiin in his arms, trying
to lift him into some position easier for
the poor fainting heart, over which Bil
ly's hand was tightly clutched. Jack
urged more whisky, but the boy re
"No. Jack, thank ye! It was a short
shift with ye, pafd, but—a—happy one!
Hold my hand tight!"
Jack held tenderly the trembling. Icy
"My little ticker's ruunin' down-
Jack— ma—uster say It was the only
weak thing about her 'Billy boy.' I
alius knew I might go suddlnt! The
doc suid this place was—too near heav
en for a little sinner like me, an' pa
wouldn't —couldn't take me lower.'
Jack, with a rough shamefacedness,
kissed the boy on the brow and rubbed
his hair tho wrong way. The brown
eyes shone with sweet comprehension,
gazing up lovingly into the blue ones
flooded with manly tears. The voice
began more faintly, with many pauses:
"Fa alius said there wa'n't no heaven,
but 111 a—she said there was—an' I jes'
want to say that ef she's right—an' ef
—she's staked me out—a claim —I'll
go ye halvers, Jack, old pard! So may
be ye won— more— nor yer bet—when ye
helped —her Billy boy over the
Soon after the camp rang with the
rich strike of Jack McCormick on the
Eureka! It was when he sought a
last resting place for his "pard" that
be found the paying lead.
The Virtue* of Black Teeth.
Doctors come across many cases of
flagrant superstition. One who has a
large practice in the foreign colonies
tells of a peculiar belief he was re
quired to combat recently.
The family he was called upon to at
tend were Siamese. The patient was a
naturally delicate little girl of six
years, and a diagnosis convinced the
doctor that her present ailment was
sUirvation. He put a few questions to
the child's parents through an inter
preter in regard to her teeth, which
were quite black. It came out that
they had beeu painted that color three
days before, according to an old Sia
mese and Tonquinese custom, and that
the child had been allowed to eat noth
ing since through fear of mastication
wearing off the coloring matter, which
was thought to be slightly poisonous.
Tbe doctor Inquired Into the Tlrtues
of coal black teeth.
"It's a disgrace to hare white teeth
like a dog or an elephant," was the re
The doctor took chances on killing
the child by giving her something to
eat. At last accounts she was still
alive, but her teeth were jet black and
will probably remain so for many
moons. And the family has a new doc
tor.—New York Press.
An Artist's Struggles.
Professor von Herkomer, the famous
painter, had such a struggle to gain a
living in his early day* that had it not
been for his inexhaustible stock of pa
tience and self confidence he would
probably have abandoned art entirely.
He sold his first picture for 2 guineas
and later on earned for a short time a
couple of pounds weekly for a wood
cut which he supplied to ■ comic pa
t>yr. Tlimmodest salary coining to a
atop, he was at his wits' end to know
what to do. He applied to a troupe of
minstrels for an engagement as either
player, but in vain, and then took to de
signing carpets. For some years he
battled with poverty, achieving no suc
cess until he obtained employment cn
a weekly Illustrated Journal.—London
Political Pnrtiaa.
Parties arc founded on Instincts and
have better guides to their own humble
alms than the sagacity of their leaders.
They have nothing perverse in their
origin, but rudely mark some real and
lasting relation. We might as wisely
reprove the east wind or the frost as a
political party whose members for the
most part could give no account of
tholr position, but stand for the de
fense of those Interests In which they
find themselves. Our quarrel with
them begins when they quit this deep
natural ground at the bidding of some
leader and, obeying personal consider
ations, throw themselves Into the
muintennnco and defense of points
nowise belonging to their system.—
Ifm* It* Teeth In Itn Stomach.
There is a curious snake (Hydracl
yeti) in South Africa that lives wholly
upon birds' eggs. It has no teeth or
signs of teeth in the mouth, its whole
dental array being located in the stom
ach. Buckland says that they nre not
true teeth, but that they serve all pur
poses. They grow from the center of
each vertebra. They pass through the
walls of the stomach and are covered
with enamel, Just like true teeth. This
is nature's provision for breaking eggs
without running the risk of losing the
precious contents, as would be the case
if this egg eating serpent had its teeth
in the proper place. When the egg is
safely Inside, the abdominal walls con
tract and crush it against that long
row of vertebral teeth.
Queer Hrltlmh I'lace Names.
There are some places with curious
names In the United Kingdom, as will
be seen on reference to the I'ost Office
Guide. The following places with
names significant to our readers will
be found in the issue of this year: Hos
pital, Orphan Homes, Hydropathic.
The Ward, Bath, Nursling, The Chart,
Great Chart, Cotton, Sheet, Wool,
Screen, Shelf, Pill, Glass, Swallow,
Lancing, Sound, Salt, Steel, Hum, Iturn,
Gravel, Stones, Scales, Mumps, Knocks,
Greaf Snoring, Healing, Back, Hand,
Ham, Leggs, Eye, Tongue and Cold
backle Tongue, which last sounds like
complicated symptoms In "pidgin"
I'tirel)- For Orniunent.
The trained nurse lias to meet many
curious conditions which arise among
her poorer patients. One of these faith
ful women who had a sick girl In
charge In a miserable tenement house
noticed that the oranges which had
been provided for the fever patient
were not eaten. They were placed In
an old cracked blue bowl on a little ta
ble by the sick girl's bed, and there
they remained untouched.
"Mary," said the nurso one day,
"don't you like oranges?"
"Oh, yes'm," answered the girl.
"You haven't eaten any of these," the
nurse suggested.
Mary's mother answered. "Oh, miss,"
she said eagerly, "Mary, she e't a half,
an' me an' Jimmy, we e't the other half,
an' Mary an' me, we says we won't eat
any more 'cause It looks so nice an'
wealthy to have oranges settin" round."
—Youth's Companion.
The Alfalfa role Slacker— llc«l Lo
cation For the Stack Va:d.
The picture shows a device quite
commonly used for stacking alfalfa in ,
this country. The upright piece is
made to turn freely, and the pulley at
the base is so placed that as the load j
is drawn up the rope pulls the aria j
around so that the hay is deposited in
the middle of the stack, on which one or
two men are employed after the Jag is
•lumped. The pole is from 7 to 20 feet
high to the revolving casting. From
the revolving casting to the top of the
pole is from 7 to S feet. The short
arm at the top is 0 feet long and the
long arm is 10 feot. The lower braces
are about 18% feet loug. while the sled
is 10 feet each way between upright
braces. The runners are made of 3by
7 stuff and are about 13 feet long alto-
of this
is that it.rfu be moved easily.
After finishing, »re stack a team can
be hitched on and in twenty minutes
be working on a new stack. One of
these machines has been used at the
Minnesota station for years with en
tire satisfaction, and they are to be
seen on ranches all over Colorado,
where the idea originated, says the
Denver Field and Farm In presenting
the cut.
According to the same authority,
much good alfalfa land Is spoiled each
year by the carelessness and misman
agement of those who grow the crop.
It Is a common sight to see two or
three old stack yards lying idle through
an alfalfa field, each one of which may
occupy from a quarter to half an acre,
and In many cases where the stacks
are located singly or in pairs scattered
over the field we see the tenants each
year selecting a new place to build
the stack, perhaps close by an old, de
serted spot where a rick stood the year
before. Men who have had experience
In baling hay say that It can be taken
up much cleaner and there Is less
waste when It has been stacked on a
bare piece of ground than when a piece
of growing alfalfa has been covered.
Old stack butts should be hauled out
or burned and the same space used
each season for stacking the crop.
With land valued at SSO to S2OO an
acre and hay selling at the present
prices, farmers can ill afford to waste
so much land for building new stack
yards, especially where the land
wasted is In good crop and ready to
produce monijr at once.
The Wood hot.
Probably never before was so much
thought given to the fuel and timber
question as now. It Is a matter that
concerns every farmer, and we should
not stop here, but should take some
action iu the matter that will result
in the starting of timber plantations,
groves and the preservation of some of
the forest growth already on our
farms. Most of our farms have a por
tion of land that is better adapted to
the growing of wood and timber than
to anything else, and care should be
exercised that such places be planted
to valuable varieties of trees. It will
add greatly to the beauty and value of
the farm. Now Is the time of all the
year to make a start in this direction.
Let a few trees at least be set out, to
add beauty to the landscape and value
to the farm, and In very many in
stances it will be advisable to plant
trees on a much more extensive scale
for the purpose of furnishing timber
and wood to supply needs that are
sure to come. The forests of the coun
try are being used up very rapidly,
and wood and lumber are Increasing
in value every year. Hemlock lumber
has nearly doubled In price In the last
ten years. Are these things not worth
the serious consideration of the Amer
ican farmer?— Cor. National Stockman.
Grading May.
Farmers will find It an advantag* to
jcraile their hay at harvest time, put'
ting the different kinds of qualities by
themselves, where they can be had as
wanted. This Is particularly desirable
where dairies are kept and the best la
wanted for the cows. On farms where
a second crop of liny Is secured early
harvesting, of course. Is of the utmost
Importance, and wherever rightly prac
ticed I think the custom of early har
vesting will be found best, says a west
tern farmer.
Citiitaloupe 111 Iff lit.
When blight strikes the cantaloupes
It will be noticed that the leaf tissue Is
being eaten away where the fungus Is
at work, and It Is the decomposition
or dying of this tissue that causes the
brown spots. These grow larger as the
funn'is spreads until the leaves affect
ed have the appearance of having been
frostbitten. At the first appearance
of the disease spray with bordeaux
lion to Urt Kid <>f Common and
Troulilmoinc Planta.
The Vermont experiment station has
given considerable attention to the ex
termination of the more common and
troublesome lawn weeds, and It ad
vances the following conclusions:
Apparently most of the coarser,
deeper rooted perennials can 'oest be
combated by frequent spudding or cut
ting out and close mowing accom
panied by proper fertilization, water
ing and abundant seeding with the
proper lawn grass at favorable sea
sons. Dandelions, plantains, white
daisies and the docks are best dealt
with In tills way. These plants all have
a distinct "crown" near the surface.
A remedy used with some success
against these pests consists of the ap
plication of a few drops of a strong
acid to the center of this crown. Sul
phuric acid may thus be applied with
a glass tube or crude carbolic acid
with a <'ommoii metal oil can. In most
cases, however, we believe spudding
to be the better method.
Wrrila of Crrriilnn llabll.
There is another class of weeds
which are very shallow rooted and suc
ceed even under close mowing because
of their creeping habits or because of
ine aouuaant production or seed on
prostrate stems. The orange hawk
weed, or paint brush (Hleraciuin au
rantiacum), smaller crab grass (Pani
cum lineare) and common chickweed
(Stellarta media) are three of the more
troublesome of this class. Salt, when
properly applied. Is n perfect remedy
against the hawkweed. It has seemed
worth while to try it along with varl- j
ous different remedies and methods
against the other two weeds. The out
come In the case of the crab grass has
not favored the use of salt, but with
the chickweed It has proved a very
satisfactory herbicide, as the following
accounts will show:
That Eiaiprratlag Chickweed.
First.—Treatment either by raking or ;
by sowing of salt or both combined
were far more effective against chick
weed when made the last week of June
than when made earlier in June, In
May or in the late autumn. This was
possibly In part due to the fact that the
growth of chickweed was farther ad- |
vanced and doubtless in part to the
drier and hotter weather prevailing
then and immediately thereafter.
Second.—Tearing out the chickweed
at this time (June 25) by a thorough
raking followed by the raking In of an
abundant seeding of grass destroyed
most, but not all, of the pest.
Third.—The application at a dry time
(June 25) of two quarts of salt to the
square rod, followed by the thorough
raking out of the chickweed and by a
liberal sowing of grass seed well raked
in was completely successful In exter
minating the chickweed and In secur
ing a full stand of grass.
We suggest that any one employing
salt on a lawn do so cautiously and on
a small scale at first as the effects will
doubtless vary somewhat with soil and
One Maat "Step Lively" la Hayla*.
The principal risk is with clover hay.
If cut in June the weather is so fickle
and showery that the hay Is In danger
of being wet and badly damaged In the
swath, windrow or low cock. Our way
Is to watch the barometer and the
winds and cut about 2 to 4 p. m. t when
the weather promises to be fair for
forty-eight hours, ted before sundown,
ted twice more before noon next day,
rake by 3 p. m. and cock It In tall, slim
cocks or even draw it right to the barn
If it Is dry enough. Tedding with a
good one horse or two horse tedder
costs very little, and three or even four
teddlngs may fit the clover for the barn
In twenty-four hours from cutting and
save the fuss of cocking and opening
and the danger of drenching. One
should be alive In haying time.—Ohio
Ideal Strawberry Coltlvatloa.
The Ideal method of cultivating
strawberries, according to one author
ity, is to have the land at all times In
about the condition It would be If
worked with a garden rake, and this
can only be secured when tools with
narrow teeth are used. If the soil Is
inclined to bake it will often be ad
visable to break the crust that forms
about the plants after a rain, and dur
ing the season it should not be neglect
ed whenever necessary to keep down
the weeds and prevent the formation
of a crust. As a substitute for the hoe
a light potato hook is recommended,
as this can be used to work closely
about the plants without danger of In
juring them and will leave the surface
in better condition than the boe.
Whea to Trias Shado Vfaea.
Trim the brandies off «mv shado
and ornamental trees at any ttih* oO
tween the middle of June and the mid
dle of July while the trees are In full
foliage and In their most vigorous state
of growth. At such a time the trees
are best adapted to withstand the ef
fect of pruning.
Agricultural Notes.
Keep the onions well weeded and
stir the ground after each rain.
Tobacco dust sifted on thickly Is
good for bugs on the melon vines.
In New Jersey the first cut of alfalfa
Is ready from the middle to the 25th
of May.
All of the New England states now
have nn "Old Home" week except
Rhode Island, and that Is expected to
fall into line soon.
New England Homestead predicts a
considerable Increase in this year's
acreage of Sumatra tobacco.
It will not pay to thin an orchard
which lins not been properly pruned,
•prayed, fertilized and cultivated.
Fertilize grapes with nitrogenous
food If you want wood; if you want
fruit of best duality use phosphates.
Methods »f the Hanfarlaa Oypalia
and Ilurnteae Maiden*.
In England leap year Is supposed to
confer upon the fair sex the privilege
of choosing her life partner for better
or for worse, but the custom Is more
honored ill the breach than In the ob
servance. The gypsies, especially in
Hungary, enjoy and make a very exten
sive use of the right at all times in ac
cordance with an ancient custom. Thus
a marriageable young gypsy girl In the
land of the Magyars as soon as her
heart Is smitten takes good care that
the smiter shall hear of the havoc h«
lias wrought and have a chance of con
soling her. With this praiseworthy ob
ject In view she has a love letter In
dited, places a coin In a piece of dough,
bakes It and throws the cake and billet
doux during the night Into the bed
chamber of her bridegroom elect Then
she possesses her soul in patience r.nd
awaits developments.
The Burmese maiden begins her mar
riage campaign at a much earlier stage.
In order to get together a goodly gath
ering of young men from whom to
choose she places a lamp In her window
at night—lt is known as "the lamp of
love"—and entices all those youths who
are candidates for the order of Bene
dict. In sunny Andalusia the peasant
girl whose heart has been stolen by a
stalwart young husbandman prepares
a tasty pumpkin cake and sends it to
his home. If he eats it—and the Anda
lnslan girls take good care to make it
highly edible—the pair aro forthwith
betrothed.—lxmdon Telegraph.
Cleanllneaa and Araealc.
In Styrla and Carlntlila there Is much
arsenic eating among the peasants. The
women take It to give themselves a
good complexion and to make their hair
tine and glossy. The men take it lie
cause they believe that it gives them
wind In climbing In the chase after
chamois. There Is nothing of this sort
in Cornwall and Devon.
In Styrla and Carlntlila It is known
that an arsenic eater can never be bro
ken of the habit and that if arsenic be
compulsorlly kept from the eater death
rapidly ensues. It Is believed In the
Tamar-and this Is perhaps true—that
an arsenic worker is fit for no other
work. He must remain at this occupa
tion. Health and breath fall blm at
other employments. Eventually it may
be that chronic arsenical poisoning en
sues. Hut this may lie staved off, if not
wholly preveuted, by scrupulous clean
liness, l>y care taken not only to wash
In the "changing house," but to bathe
freely at home. As one of the foremen
said to the wrltor, "Against arsenic the
best antidote Is soap taken externally."
No. 29.
la Cu* of Slekaeaa tk* Shlp'e Ci*#
Aaktd So ftocittoml.
'• 'Twere a new governor of New*
foundiand, and he were shockin' care*
ful of the sealers* health," began th*
old sealing captain, his deep set eye*
"The night afore the North Star left
Sen John's for the ice he came aboard
to inquire what kind of stuff for medi
cine chlst we had.
" 'You ought to have a ship's doctor
aboard her with 200 men shipped,' says
he. 'Who gives out the medicine?
41 The cook, of course,' I answers.
'But I'm sarten of one thing, governor,*
I says; 'there's nothln' there that's pi«
" 'How do you know? he aaka pretty;
"'Well,' I answers, 'a man comM
runnin' to the cook, and he lays, "Myj
chum's sick, and I want some medictn<S
for he." The cook never asks no ques
tions as to what'a ailln'. He grabs up
the first bottle he gits hia 'and on and
pours out some in a cup. If It dou't do
the man's chum no good he cones back,
und the cook pours somethhf out on
another bottle, and so on till he strike*
somethin' that *elps him. That's why
I know there's nothln' plxen In that
chlst or the cook would 'ave killed "art
of 'em twenty v'y'ges ago."?—Uppln
cott's Magazine.
A Ma an ft Ic Persoaallty.
A magnetic personality, which at
tracts the common run of mortals as
moths are attracted to a candle, is
much coveted In these days and Is cer
tainly a valuable pohsession, but It will
perhaps be some consolation to the we
man who cannot attract the attention
of everybody In a room the moment
she enters it that many great men and
women had no "personality" worth
mentioning. There is a story of Fanny
Burney sitting unobserved in a corner
and having to be dragged into promi
nence at a rout. Browning was disap
pointed when he met George Eliot,
though they afterward became friends.
Charlotte Bronte was always st s dis
advantage in society, and many other
similar cases might be mentioned.
Great minds are often without this
charm of manner, while persons of
quite ordinary talents may have the
faculty of mesmerizing not only those
with whom they come into Immediate
contact, but all their
thus acquiring a fame out of all pro
portion to their merits.
A Hu to Baeotnc*.
Wendell Phillips used to tell this sto
ry on Emerson with considerable glee:
"Once while I was lecturing In the
west a young fellow came op to me as
I was leaving the platform. He Intro
duced himself, explained that a lectors
course was being talked of In his town
for the next season and wanted to
know if I would be kind enough to
suggest some good lecturers. I replied
that I would be glad to do so and
named Henry Ward Beecher, George
William Curtis, Bayard Taylor and
Emerson. —*— ""
•"Bmerson? Emerson T said the
young fellow, looking perplexed. 'W no
is Emerson 7*
"I informed him that Kmerson was
the lesdlng philosopher of the country,
one of Its great original thinkers. The
young fellow reflected a moment nod
then observed:
" 'Well, Mr. Phillips, we'll pat Emer
son »n our course If you say so. I ssp
pose a man of that sort ought to
la Kara oat Thea.
"I have noticed," said the offhand
philosopher, "that a woman will get a
golf dress when she has no Intention to
play golf."
•That's so," agreed the man with the
Incandescent whiskers.
"And," continued the offhand philos
opher, "she will get a ball gown when
she carts nothing about dancing and a
tennis dress when she wouldn't play
tennis for fear she will freckle and a
bathing suit when she has no thought
of going into the water and a riding
habit when the very thought of climb
ing on a horse gives her the chills
"res," Interrupted the man with the
Incandescent whiskers, "but when she
gets a wedding dress she means bust
aess. Ever notice that?'— Judge.
The Oldest Lawaalt.
A lawsuit which may probably bo
claimed as the oldest In the world Is re
ported from the Trentlna, says the Los
don Mall. The two communes of Gsllls
and Fota have been for four centuries
in litigation for the possession of an ex
tenslve tract of woodland which has
assumed the character of a virgin fos
est, with trees of colossal size which no
man dares to truck. Spots are still
pointed out where 200 years ago the
two communes fought pitched battles
for the disputed wood. Apparently the
Homeric struggle Is ss far from closing
t s ever.
Shoald Say, tat Dlda*. I
He—l know your family doesn't llks
me, but will you be my wife?
She—Well, I should say not!
He (taken aback)—Whewl That's
rather short.
She—l repeat, I should say not, bat
as a girl In love doesn't always say
what she should I'll say "yes."—Phila
delphia Press.
Their Treaaure •( m, Cook, I
Missis—Don't forget, Katy, that ths
Mugginses are coming to dinner to
Katy-Ah, don't let that bother ye,
now. I'll Just do my worst They'll
never trouble ye again.—Boston Globe.
There are two elements that go to the
composition of friendship, each so sov
ereign that I detect no euperlority In
either, no reason why either should bo
the first named. One Is truth. A
friend Is a person with whom I can be
sincere. The other clement of friend
ship Is tenderness. When a man be
comes dear to me I bare touched ths
goal of fortune.—Emerson.
A Yearalas For Coarteay.
"Why do you sigh for great riches?"
"Well," answered the mild mannered
man, "I don't value money for its own
sake, but I'd kind o' like to be in s po
sition where the subordinate employees
of large enterprises will say 'Good
morning, sir,' Instead of 'Step lively!""
—Washington Star.
A Cold Faet.
The Cannibal King (his teeth chat
tering)— What waa it you served with
the Inst menl? I've* had a prolonged
chill ever since.
Royal Cook—That, sire, waa a female
missionary from Boston.—Smart Set.
The Way With Lilt.
Ef you set down on a board with a
tack in It the harder you set the mors
tack you git, an' that's the way with
life—lt'a full o' lacks, an' don't you for
get It.—"The Substitute."
A man who Is eternally squaring him
self must be Just a little crooked.—
Atchison Globe.