Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 23, 1903, Image 1
VOL. XXXX. 5 Wthe bargain sale continues k S MORE ADDITIONS AND LOWER PRICES. $ S WOMEN AND MEN ALIKE INTERESTED £ 8 THE MODERN STORE. * 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 g a![S i i&S! £ 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 jR COME OFTEN! COME EARLY. S Eisler-Mardorf Co., S 5 [■ 221 Send in Your Mail Orders. 8 j 3 OPwSn-E HOTEL ARLINGTON. J * L j IXEV-4P81N6 COTTONS 2 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 VXW PERCALES 5 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. MEW OIHGHAMS u Murennw arrivals added to our large assortment of the very £ cboU. 8t styles of Ginghams and Seersnck. t-. HI 10c and j-i<- P MEW DRAPERIES ' $ Decidedly new patterns in Curtain Swiss, Madras, Si,kalines, jP Denims, and Cretonnes that are very handsome and attractive. 1-lc to 85c. % THE MEW IDEA WOMAN'S MAGAZINE J 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 Free. L. Stein & Son,| 108 N MAIN STREET, DUTLER. PA $ ■i. : —--J - We Are Right After Your SHOE BUSINESS. 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. "THANK YOU." Daubenspeck & Turner Open Monday and Saturday Evenings. Next to Savings Bank, People's Phone 633, Butler, Pa. Prices arc Melting In All Departments. WE NEED THE MONEY. YOU NEED THE GOODS. Be sure you come to us. The Biggest Bargains in Clothing, Furnishings and Hats that were ever © offered in Butler. Schaul & Nast, LEADIN6 CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS. 137 South Main St., Butler. JULY CLEARANCE SALE. 25 Per Cent off on Entire Stock of | WALL PAPER 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 I ' FECK G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor, 24 North Main Street All Work Gueranteed Butler, Ha THE BUTLER CITIZEN. 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; relief. It is stronger and better • than pure Cod Liver Oil. j Pleasant to take ana is inoffensive to delicate stomachs. 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 PROFESSIONAL CAHUS. ATTORNEYS. I) V. SCOTT, I. ATTORNHY-AT-LAW, Office on second fli>.r «.f Arm"r" Building, But lei. Pa. AT. SCOTI, . ATTORNEY AT LAW. Off.ce at No. S. West ! tUmond ?t. Bu ltr, Pa. POULTEII & XIAKKK. " ATTORNKYS <T '.»•* Koom 6.. Araiury l>uiUl:n h . TOHN V.. COI'LTER. T) ATTOHNKY-AT-LAW. 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 T D. MCJUNKIN, O • ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Olbce in Reifoer building, cornet Main and E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance on Main (street. \ K. BKEDIN, •J , ATTORNKV AT LAW. , >ffice on Main St. neur Couit EVERETT L. KAUSTON, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, No. 25? South Main Street, Butler, Pa. Fisher Building. First door on South. Main street, next my former office in Boyd Building. HH. GOUCHER, • ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in Wise buildinsr. EH. NEGLEY, . ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office in the Negley Building, West Diamond PHYSICIANS, Hemtrrffibfds and Chronic Diseases ■ Specialty. 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. GEO. K. MCADOO, M. D. EYE, EAR, NOSK AND THROAT, Exclusively. Hours— 9-12, 1-5. Both Plionea. Troutman building, S. Main St. T C. BOYLE, M. D. rj • EYE, EAR, NOSE and THROAT, After April isf. office in former Dr. Peters' residence, No. 121 E Cunning ham St., Butler, Pa., next door to Times printing office. CLARA E. MORROW, D. 0., GRADUATE BOSTON COLLEGE OK OSTEOPATHY. 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. (1 M. ZIMMERMAN I • PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON At 327 N. Main St. LR. HAZLETT, M. D„ • 106 West Diamond, Dr. Graham's former office. Special attention given to Eye, Nose and Throat. People's Phone 564 OAMUELM. BIPPUS, U PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 200 West Cunningham St. DR. JULIA E. POSTER. DR. CLARENCE M. LOWE. OSTEOPATHIC PHYSICIANS. Rooms 9 and 10 Stein Building, Butler. Consultation and examination free, daily; and evenings by appointment. DENTISTS. Dtt. H. A. McCANDLESS, DENTIST. Office in New Martincourt Building, I29'A S. Main St., (adjoining Dr. Atwell's office.) HW. WICK, • DENTIST. Has located in the new Stein building, with all the latest devices for Dental work. DR. M. D. KOTTRABA, Successor to Dr. Johnston, DENTIST Office at No 114 E. Jellerson St., over G. W. Miller's grocery J J. DONALDSON, • DENTIST. Artificial Teeth inserted on the latest improved plan. Gold Pilling* a spec ialty. Office next to postoffice. DR J. WILBERT McKEE, SURGEON DENTIST. 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. MISCELLANEOUS. WM. 11. WALKER, M SURVEYOR, Residence 214 W. Pearl St., Butler, Pa, n P. L. McQUISTION, V. CIVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR. Office near Court House. T P. WALKER, Ij» NOTARY PUBLIC, BUTLER, PA. Onice witu Berkmer, neat door to P. O. PALE, NERVOUS BLOODLESS PEOPLE 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" Liver 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'--"' " " | . Nasal CATARRH rfe&nses,eoothesand heals a tlie diseased membrane. It cures catarrh and drives a ay n cold in the head quickly. 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 U V >] u (4 Johnston's f. ?} t Beef, Iron and Wine M Bt-st Totiic Hn Wt Blood Prtrifier. ] flk „ —nWOETsSC^'ntr jk i Prepared and jp J H 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 3 'jf DR. HARRIS' | Suirimer Cordial. I TRADR MARK SPFKIHI.Y Cl UES 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, \pJEWELERS 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. $ cooec^ceoec^4oooeoeoooooo I "PARDS" | o £ By MARY TALBOT ♦ O CAMPBE;-t, ♦ | | Z Copynahf. I?JS. t»j T. C. ITcCtare « o o <»o^cOoOoOc<>c^oooo^oOOOo^oe 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 Jack. "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 camp?" "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 pathy. "IleaTen knows; I don't, kid! Guess I'm Jes' a six foot baby. But I'm so J&CS STAOOEBKD OX TO THE DOOB, TUB BWEAT FOCBXKO FBOM ijiji. 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 tD«?" "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 vor?" "Cert" "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 cheerfulness. "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 fused. "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 hand. "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 range." 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 ply. 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 Globe. 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.— Emerson. 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" Kngllsh. 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. HANDLING HAY. 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- STACKXB. 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 mixture. WEEDS IN LAWNS. 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 season. 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 Farmer. 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. THE SEALER'S DOCTOR. ft 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* twinkling. "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« ■en.' " 'How do you know? he aaka pretty; sharp. "'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 couraged."' 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 and"— "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 night. Katy-Ah, don't let that bother ye, now. I'll Just do my worst They'll never trouble ye again.—Boston Globe. Frleadshlp- 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.