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8 We Are Now Showing jj
o B Fall Styles g
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footwear, but he does like
O Ymnß t0 £ et k* B mone y ' 8 worth. 0
0 * 1.26, * 1.60, * 2.00 and 2.50 9
Q That is wny you aee buys the best wearing 0
Jj to many teams driving shoes made for either 0
0 up to this store. man or women.
§ HUSELTON'S. f
• 0 Opposite Hotel Lowry. , 0
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5 FALL FASHIONS. 5
$ TEE EARLY ARRIVALS HERE. M
S THE MODERN STORE. %
j* NEW FALL WAISTINGS. g
p Nice new patterns in heavy white and white with neat figures at 16c V
S per yard. A choice line white and colored 25c yd. Beautiful variety in
|f all the swell designs, 36c, 60c, 75c yd. All wool Trecota, all colors 25c yd. K
fl| Special on New Flanneletts. (n
U Beautiful patterns, latest arrivals, a full line at 10c yd. Uk
S OUR FALL MILLINERY OPENINGS S
8 THURSDAY, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY S
5 of next week, September 24th, 26th and 36th. 8
(n Call and see us. J
Mail or phone orders promptly filled. Jn
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8 ZESISISSF') "I Send in Your Mail Orders. g
R OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA. IFF
1 g Merchant Tailor. I
I Fall and Winter Suitings I
■ P JUST ARRIVED. ( ) ■
■ 142 North Main St. ■
Qidtel's Fail Footwear.
Largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of Fine
Footwear we Have Ever Shown.
Twenty new fall styles—Dongola, Box-calf,
Enamel and Patent-kid made in the lateat up-
WUI UOIg WIIUvO to-dste styles in medium or high tops.
Misses' and Children's Shoes
Extremely large stock of Misses' and Children's fine shoes
comprised of many new and pretty styles for fall.
■■ J PL. All the latest styles in Men's fine shoes. A full
iy|PH Q >nriPQ line of Men's Patent kid, the latest style lasts,
IVIWII W VIIUWO 82.50 to 16.00. Men's fine Calf, Yici-kid and Box
calf shoes SI.OO to |5.00.
Large Assortment of Boys', Youths' and Little Gents' Fine Shoes
A | of Jamestown, N. Y., who failed sometime ago and who was
lltlK&V c ' down for over a year has started up again. We gave him a
Wvnvv very large order for Men's box-toe and plain toe shoes; also boys'
and.Youths' copper tipped shoes. The goods are all in. These
shoes are cut from good water proof kip—hand pegged,
sewed with heavy waxed ends. The best of Hemlock out and
insoles. Nothing lacking to make them a first class winter shoe.
Every pair Stamped on sole, N. W. Go key <& Son, Jamestown, NY.
We invite you to call and see this well known line be
fore baying: yonr winter shoes. Large stock of Ladies' Kan
garoo, Calf, Oil-grain and Kip shoes at away down prices.
SPECIAL BARGAINS IN SCHOOL SHOES.
Repairing promptly done.
128 South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
I A Linen Opportunity! |
K A lot of Fine Linens, bought for Holiday trade, are w
Uh here several months ahead of time. jS
u . This is the best assortment of hemstiched and fine S
drawn work Linens we ever had and consists of Scarfs,
® Squares, Lunch Cloths, Doylies, Mexican Drawn Work, tn
R Teneriffe Doylies, etc. Included in this lot are Fine Table «
■ Linens, Napkins, Pattern Cloths, Match Setts and Towels. 2
£ GET WISE TO THIS. 2
U We sell Fine Linens at all seasons, so this Holiday assortment goes on uj
JR B *le at once, but at much less than Holiday prices We'll chaDce getting W
]■ more for Holiday trade. Buy now and save one-fourth to one-half. U
jn Fine Mexican Drawn Work 121 c, 20c, 25c and up
■ Teneriffe Doylies, 6, 9 and 12 inches 26c, 50c and 65c U
» Hemstiched Squares 10c up
jafe 2 yards Pattern Cloth, worth |3.00 at $1.69 U
■ Match Setts—Cloth and Napkins $4.50 up m
M Cleaning up Summer Goods at Bargain Prices, p
■ All Shirt Waists at half price. Wash Goods, half price and less. Uj
3 NEW FALL WAISTINGS. 3
S Two qualities Fancy Vestings at 40c and 50c, are worth your atten- o
OT tion. Entirely new and very handsome for Fall Waists. (f~-
1 L.i Stein & Son, jg
fj 108 N MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA 2
I MF. BUTLER CITIZEN.
. (feed'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
worn 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
Main and Jefferson Sta.. * i tier. Pa
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money, "i hat ic our motto
Come an ! see us when in neeu of
anything in the Line ami
we are sure you will caii again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
S. G. PURVIS, PH. G
213 S. Main St. Butler Pa.
OP («y CO/VIP6TITORS
If they told the truth con
cerning my pianos, myself, and
my way of doing business I
would sell all of the pianos
that are sold in Butler.
When a party comes to yon with a
story concerning my business, ask them
to call at my store with yon and repeat
it in my presence.
I am here for business, and I am hap
py to say I have lots of it. My patrons
are my friends, I always refer to
them. Ask them.
I can give yon a list of over 300
patrons to whom I have sold pianos
since I came here four years ago.
And if yon will find any of them who
will say that I have not been honorable
in all my dealings with them. I will
present you with a piano.
Trusting to have my just share of yonr
patronage, I am yours for business.
Your credit is good at
W. R. Newton's
317 S. Main St.. Butler, Pa.
We have removed our Marble
and Granite shops from corner of
Main and Clay streets to No. 208
N. Main street, (opposite W. D.
Brandon's residence), where we
will be pleased to meet our
customers with figures that are
Monuments & Headstones
of all kinds and are also prepared
to give best figures on
Iron Fence, Flower Vases
etc., as wc have secured the sole
agency from the Stewart Iron
Works of Cincinnati, 0., for this
town and vicinity.
P. H. Sechler
See the sign direct
Pog toff Ice,
Real Estate and
E Insurance Agency,
238 S. Main St.
fw3 If you have property
1 to sell, trade, or rent
ifl or, want to buy or
rent call, write or
List Mailed Upon Application
L. c. WICK,
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1903.
Ayer's Pills arc good pills.
You know that. The best
family laxative you cm buy.
I Want your moustache or beard
i beautiful brown or rich black ? Vzc ,
pOctt of druggistsos R P. Hall & Co-, Nashua, N.H J
In all iu stages. % &
Ely's Cream Balmv Jl®/
cleanses, soothes and heals f f
the diseased membrane. ->*\l
It cures catarrh and drives M
away a cold in the head
Cream Halm is placed into the nostrils, spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Belief is im
mediate and a cure foiiowa. It Is not drying—doe®
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at 4Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS. 66 Warren Street, New York
109 N. (Vlain Street,
Prompt and Careful
Prescription Worl< a
LIA -" STOCK
I have purchased the C. J.
Harvey Pharmacy, in the Stein
building, at 345 S. Main St., am
remodeling and restocking the
store. I have twenty-two years
experience as a pharmacist, and
compounding of prescriptions
will be under my personal at
Pure drugs and honest treat
When in town shopping, stop
and leave your packages.
J L McKee, Pharmacist,
Stein Block. S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
Binding of Books
Is our occupation. We put our
entire time to studying the best
and latest methods of doing our
work. If you are thinking of
having some work done in this
line I am sure you will be well
pi; ased if you have it done at
rbe Butler Book Binder;,
W. W. AMOM, Prop.
Opp Conrt House.
I DR. HARRIS'
» Relievo* Pain Quicklv.
A never tailing remedy for Kvery Aeho
j anil Pain. Highly recommended for
j; Cholera-Morbus and Pains in the
! AnSOLUTEI.Y HARMLESS,
j As a Liniment Dr. Harris' Cramp
rf Cure excels all others.
■ Prepared bj B. A. FAHNKSTOCK CO.
M Pittsburg, Pa.
At Druggists 85c a Mottle
Wo have added a musical department
—good music—good instruments and
everything that belongs to a music store.
Call and inspect the famous Merrill
Pi *llO. One of the best high grade
pinuos on the market. We can sell it
on easy payments.
Want a Violin, Mandolin, Banjo,
Guitar or Accordeon, we have them.
Send for our catalogue of 10c sheet
music, containing over 1000 titles, and
we have them all in stock.
We will get any piece of music you
need, in fact we are in shape to supply
all your wants in the musical line at
Near P. 0.. 241 S. Main St
jet The best place t
o to stop at
lS' when in town is the
WAVERLY HOTEL, |
O J. H. HARVEY, Prop,
Rates, $1.50 per day. j^]
• ATTORNEY AT LAW.
'ifficeln the Negley Building, West
EDWIN L. SABIN *
* CtpuriOM, IXX, by E. L- Sabii i j
MY lady was out of Normandy.
My lord was a Durgundian.
A couple worse mated you
never looked upon.
She was tall and straight, round of
waist and broad of shoulders, for her
house gave to the world mighty men
and splendid women; her skin wa-t the
fairest, her Hps were tbe reddest, her
eyes the bluest, the contour of her fea
tures tbe most noble and perfect that
all Normandy could boast, and her hair
was a living mass of ruddy gold.
He was square and squat, for his
house gave to the world bull-like fight
-BHE BENT AND KI9BED HIM.
ere and of women none worth the men
tion. His skin was swarthy and hairy,
and his features were disfigured by
battle and the plague. Indeed, what
with his bowed legs and his low stat
ure and his unprepossessing face where
life had spoiled that little of grace by
nature granted, my lord was not, thus
to speak, attractive.
Raoul le Laid—Kaoul the Ugly—was
he called, and when he first heard the
name instead of being angry he was
pleased. He knew that he was ugly,
and he took it for a blessing, not a
curse. In this my lord showed some
wit Would that his wit might have
nerved him further!
Five leagues northward across the
valley from the Chateau des Bois dwelt
my lady's cousin. When I say that he
was styled Jean le Bel, and that he well
bore the title, possibly I have explained
Jean the fair, Jean the handsome, he
was, and 1 must not l'ali to uUd ilxut lie
was a brave and tried knight. lie was
all that a knight should be, and if it- Is
accused that he was more let it be re
membered after all that he was only a
My lord was fifteen years my lady's
senior; her cousin was scarcely fifteen
months. My lord knew naught, cared
for naught; beyond the melee and the
rough chase; her cousin was not alone
a gpod lance, but a courtier. My lord
allowed my lady no voice, considered
her in no point and left her to her own
devices within the chateau; her cousin
sought her much and helped her to
pass away her time.
I do not understand how it happened
that my lord took my lady for wife,
since he, made nothing of her and
seemed to despise in her woman and
woman's ways. He was ugly, he was
surly, he was a man of the tourney and
of the cups, but withal he might have
had her for his, ever for his, had he
simply treated her a little better than
he did his dogs. Oh, I have seen the
proud blood rußh into her white skin
and her Norman spirit swell until I
thought her breast would burst under
his rudeness! Likely he did not deem
it worth while to realize what he was
doing, but even might he have realized
it he would not have softened his
moods—not Raoul le Laid.
Nevertheless for all that I or any
other of my lord's retainers or any of
my lady's women attendants witnessed
Bhe kept his true wife. She fought for
her self —aye, she fought for herself as
she must, since he made no effort by a
single kind act or encouraging word to
Many a time when her cousin rode
gayly into the court below she locked
herself in her room in the tower, but
sometimes she did not. There are oc
casions when the thirsty heart must
drink. Can one perishing in the desert
because of thirst refuse unceasingly to
sip of water?
However tempted as she was by the
very devil In the person of Jean le Bel,
ray lady's honor, to the best of my
knowledge, remained in the sight of
God as bright as a new sword. Con
scious of what is to be the end of this
tale, I say it still.
Now came the appeal of Bernard of
Clalrvanx calling upon the Christian
world to rescue Edessa from the infi
dels and to make the Holy Land holy
In fact as well as in name.
My lord heard and obeyed, not so
much for love of the cause as for love
of the blows in prospect. Forth he
rode, and we of his train, to don the
scarlet cross and to follow the banner
of France and of Guienne.
As we waited, equipped and gather
ed, in the court of the castle, my lady
descended clad in a long gown of
shimmering green which she was wont
to wear when she wished to look her
From the steps she gazed searchlngly
over the array until she had descried
my lord standing ready to mount his
horse as soon as he had completed In
structions that he was delivering to the
steward. My lady glided straight to
him and put her bare arms around his
neck. My lord Impatiently shook his
"Just this once, Raoul," she pleaded.
And she bent and kissed him, Qt which
"Be brave and victorious and faith
ful to the cross, my husband," she said.
But she spoke to his back.
Thereupon with a flush upon her
face and tears In her eyes, but with
haughty mien that defied any glances
of compassion, she returned across the
crowded court and entered the door
way and disappeared.
An instant later as we trotted down
the valley I saw her handkerchief flut-
tering from the walls. My lord looked \
We were not then nwnre of It. but
meantime in his chateau Joan le Bel
was lying 111 of a lingering fever,
which all his fretting over his help
lessness did not a whit abate. The sec
owl crusade marshaled and advanctni
Everybody has heard how the army
under Louis and the magnificent Klea
nor bickered and dawdled and battled.
We from the Chateau de 3 Bo is stayed
to Damascus and the bitter end.
Bronzed by the desert, scarred by the
Seljuks, four years after our departure
from the green valley we approached it
again—not all of us, but we whom <!od
and the infidel had spared, and among
the number was my lord, now more
than ever liaoul le Laid.
We drew up before the little inn at
the entrance to the valley and dis
mounted. My lord would have a cup of
wine, and then 1 must ride ahead and
announce to the chateau the news of
As we clumped in old. fat Pierre him
self waddled through to serve us. and
when he beheld my lord he turned
white as the whitest skull bleaching
mid the sun and sand.
"Kaoul le Laid!" be stammered, his
eyes well nigh popping out of their
"The same still liaoui le Laid,"
growled my lord.
"But we thought that you were dead.
seigneur," asserted the host in marvel
"Not yet, Pierre le Gras," replied my
lord, "but I soon will be unless you be
stir your great body and fetch a bottle
of the wine that I used to like."
"Ixmg since sure word came to us
that you were dead In the desert—you
and the most of your men," persisted
Pierre, staring doubtfully.
"Many of my men, I admit." grunted
my lord, "yet not I. Strange that any
one who knows my face should attach
it to some other short neck and that to
a short trunk and thereby leave Raoul
le Laid where it was not willed that he
should be left. How came the word?"
"From mouth to mouth, seigneur, un
til everybody believed."
"Everj - body, say you?" queried my
lord good naturedly. "Then there will
be some disappointed friends of mine,
eh, Pierre? But wine, wine, wine!"
Within brief space behold me once
more in the familiar court of the cha
teau to bear my tidings. Here I was
piqued to find that I had been fore
stalled. A rascal from our small com
pany o'erimpatlent to greet a sweet
heart had not been able to endure the
"WOBD CAME TO US THAT YOU WEBB
inn, but secretly had spurred on, and
now all the chateau knew of my lord's
Charles, the steward, led me aside.
"There will be trouble," he said.
"Does my lord suspect?"
"Trouble?" I repeated. "And why?
Or do you mean trouble for my lady, as
"Has none told you?" he queried.
"Told us what?" I demanded. "My
"Then you have not heard that the
chateau has had a new master in place
of the other whom we all thought was
"No!" I gasped. "Who?"
"Who but Jean le Bel, God rest him.
His reign was brief, but bright."
"Six months. As you see, Gaspard,
we deemed my lord dead and you dead
and the whole troop dead," continued
Charles. "You were surrounded and
"Surrounded, but not killed; only
made captives for a time, those of us
who lived. And later we escaped—that
Is, those of us who were living still," I
Charles nodded and resumed:
"Do not blame my lady. She was
faithful to my lord while she thought
him living and even after all others
thought him dead. Do not blame Jean
le Bel. He kept himself well in leash.
But when at last the barrier seemed
removed beyond doubt then the streams
met, and why not?"
"And they were duly joined?"
Again Charles nodded.
"Duly," he assured. "Joined for
three months of bliss in this world and
—I believe it—for a life eternal in the
"And now what next?" I murmured.
"In truth, what next?" responded
Charles. And he added an old proverb
of his province, "Where the goat Is
tethered there It must graze."
"But It may break its tether," I said
"Not my lady," replied the steward
quickly. "She will live it out. Already
she has sent word to the inn that my
lord Is welcome home and that she pre
pares to greet him, and greet him she
will, God pity her!"
With some difficulty I tore myself
away from the crowd of friends bent
upon renewing acquaintance and re
turned to the inn. There I found a
stranger Icnight composedly sitting Ills
horse l*?fore the door, my lord within
having his mail adjusted while he
clamored for his own steed, and the
landlord and all his servants staring
"What Is it, Pierre?" I exclaimed,
dragging him a step apart from the
thick of the clutter.
"It is a matter of a flglit to the
death," he babbled. "A few moments
ago rode this way that knight whom
you noted without and, not uncovering,
called for wine. Then, ere it had been
brought, learning that Raoul le I-a id
was inside, he made a jest and a sneer
upon nmdame, the seifneur's lady,
speaking light of her faithfulness. Aye,
he declared that she had been untrue
and that with her husband gone to the
Holy Land she had betrayed his honor
and his name, and more to that effect.
TWO BLOWS SENT HIM CIUSHING TO TBE
It is not so. it is not so. my poor Gas
pard. She Is innocent of sin. What she
did—but doubtless you have heard at
the chateau. Yes. she is Innocent, and
Sir Raoul is to prove it upon this fel
low's body. If heaven judge the right,
the affair will be short indeed."
"Does my lord not know?" I queried.
"Of madaine and Jean le Bel?" an
swered Pierre. "Not a word. But what
does that count? Madame is innocent."
My lord strode to the doorway, where
was waiting a few paces beyond the
stranger knight. This latter was hel
meted and so close hooded, almost to
muffling, that in the gathering dusk no
one could descry his features.
"Off hood!" ordered my lord rudely.
"I would see the face whose lips can
vomit such slander."
"My poor body I offer first," replied
the knight "That vanquished, you will
behold my face soon enough."
His voice. Issuing from amid the
steel, rang oddly familiar. I puzzled
"Poor body, forsooth, it will be when
I am done with it!" remarked my lord
with a laugh, springing on bis horse.
"And poor face must it be, too, so to be
ashamed of itself. I fancy that, after
all, 'tis only another Seljuk that I am
about to slay."
Lance there was none. It was out
sword and charge, and the combat was
over so quickly that hardly had we
time to catch breath. My lord, furious
ly meeting the stranger more than half
way, had raised in his seat and with
two blows had struck the other crash
ing to the earth.
The stranger knight lay outstretched
and never moved. My lord dismounted
and knelt above.
"Now I will see that face!" he gibed.
And he snatched off the linked hood.
The helm had rolled afar.
Then saw he the face—and knew It
We, crowding around, saw it—aye, and
knew It It was the face of my lady!
And, looking up at him, she smiled
Walter (aged Ave)—Papa, when ?
I get mnrr'od t
Papa—My son, I regret to see you an
ticipate trouble so early In life.—Chica
FUNERALS M uriEECET"
They Are Somewhat of a Shook to
the American Tourist.
"One thing sure to shock the Ameri
can tourist is a Greek funeral," said a
recently returned traveler. "It is a
spectacle which most persons of con
vention governed decency desire to
avoid, because the body of the dead is
exposed in an open hearse. The coffin
is shallow, so that not only the face
and head, but the hands and much of
the body, can be seen from the side
walk as the procession moves through
"The lid of the eoflln, frequently rich
ly upholstered and decorated with gar
lands and wreaths, Is carried on the
hearse by the undertaker. The priest,
the relatives and other mourners fol
low, and as the ghastly spectacle moves
along it Is customary for bystanders to
remove their head gear and cross them
"In the Athens cemeteries graves art>
rented for a term of years, just like the
habitations of the quick. Only the
wealthy own burial lots. This Is in
variably an evidence of wealth or aris
tocracy. The poor seldom dream of
buying a lot or tomb. Such purchase
would be deemed among them an un
"At the end of the term for which a
grave is rented the bones are dug up,
placed in a bag, labeled with the name
and date and deposited in a general re
ceptacle."—-New York Herald.
Reward* For Lout Property.
"More lost and stolen articles would
be recovered if the losers would adopt
different methods in advertising for
their property," said a headquarters
detective the other day. "Of course
honest persons do not haggle over the
remuneration for returning a locket, a
dog or anything else. But every one is
not built along those lines. It may
sound very nice to say, 'Liberal re
ward if returned to owner,' but there
are different ideas of liberality. The
sum usually dwindles in the mind of
the owner when he sees his property
before him. and no one knows this bet
ter than the finder.
"It Is far more effective to set forth I
a definite sum in the advertisement.
Five or twenty-five dollars means more
than a vague promise to be real gen
erous. Of course there are cases when
it is not wise to be too explicit, but in
nine cases out of ten a stated sum will
bring better results than an indefinite
offer. This is nearly always true with
watches with the owner's monogram
engraved on the case, as the pawn
broker refuses to loan so much on ar
ticles so easily Identified." —New York
Head LeM, Think More.
The average person of bo called cul
ture who has leisure to read reads too
much and thinks too little, and in con
sequence his conversation lacks fresh
ness and spontaneity. An exchange,
after saying that people generally read
too much and read more thau they
carry, tells a story of a man who had
been a great reader, but had changed
his ways, and people, after he read
less, finding him much more interest
ing, exclaimed: "How entertaining
John was today! He must have been
reading a good deal."
Mere reading In a waste of time. To
conduce to intelligence the reader must
train the mind to concentration on the
subject in hand, ami to concentration
must be added the effort to clothe and
transmit thought in appropriate phrase.
Labor Sariac Implement! Por Cae la
Removlnf and Setting P*t.ta.
Among practical devices described by
Ohio Farmer correspondents are the
I had a lot of posts to pull out, and I
Invented a device, shown in sketch, a
lever, fulcrum and chain, made of such
material as I could find lying around.
With this device my hired hand and
I pulled out fifty-two posts In less
than an hour. The lever Is made out of
an old sulky plow tongue about nine
feet long. Fourteen inches from the
a* &■£■£ i
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POST PCLLEB AND POST DTirVKB
large end I bored a five-eighths inch
hole for the fulcrum. A good, strong
book was bolted on top of the end of
the lever, with two three-eighths Inch
bolts, the hook projecting over the end
to catch in the links of the chain. I
use an ordinary log chain, with a book
on the end. The fulcrum is made of
three pieces spiked together, the center
piece 2 feet 8 inches long and thick
enough to allow the lever to move eas
ily between the two outside pieces,
which are six Inches longer and pro
ject above the centerpiece that much.
These outside pieces are IV6 by 4 Inches.
Bore the five-eighths Inch hole through
these projecting outside pieces about
an Inch and a half from the top. Put
hi the lever, run a bolt through, and
the puller is ready for business. I
pulled up some old barn shed poets
with this device that I could not move
with two horses and chain. This de
vice is not patented.
I will illustrate a very handy instru
ment for setting posts on clay soil. To
drive a post down to a proper depth in
clay soil without first making a hole is
apt to splinter the top of a post. Hew
to prevent this and save labor is the
question we want to get at. The cut
shows an Instrument for making a post
hole that is used In Geauga county, 0.,
by quite a number of farmers. It is
made of cast iron and is 20 Inches long
by 3% Inches square, running to a
sharp point at the bottom. It has a
hole in the top for a wood handle. In
the spring of the year, before the
ground gets settled down hard, one can
make a hole ready for a post with two
or three jams, and by having a post
properly sharpened one can set it with
two or three taps with a maul, so that
it win stand firm. By going over the
fence every spring, giving each peat a
couple of taps with a maul jnst after
the frost comes out of the ground, it
will stand straight. I have In mind
several rods of fence that has been up
for ten years, and the posts stand
straight and solid today.
There is much that might be said In
favor of summer silos. Undoubtedly
the invested capital is somewhat great
er where provision is made for ensiling
a sufiiclent quantity of forage to supply
the dairy herd through the summer.
Perhaps the summer silo will even cost
more for a given capacity than will a
winter one. Inasmuch as summer feed
ing takes cognizance both of the lessen
ed appetites of the cows and the great
er rapidity of fermentation. It be
comes necessary, therefore, for summer
feeding to materially reduce the sur
face area from which silage is fed.
One should so limit the surface area
for summer feeding that one and one
lialf Inches will be dally removed when
the cow's appetite for silage is lightest
and that the average feed will remove
about two inches. If this is not done
not only will there be a waste of fod
der owing to excessive fermentation,
but the quality of the whole feed de
teriorates, even to a point of Impart
ing undesirable flavors to the milk.—
Professor F. S. Cooley in American
How to Prevent Robblas.
Fond as bees are of nectar, they are
yet fonder of honey and will forsake
working in the fields to collect a load
of ready prepared sweets. Thus bee
keepers often have trouble In handling
the honey In their apiaries, for when
the bees get a scent of It they fall upon
the plunder and quickly convey It back
to their hives. Under the Intoxicating
influence of ready made honey they of
ten become demoralized. Swarms some
times light over the honey, and finally
the strong ones break Into the hives of
the weak and rob tliem. Old time bee
keepers understand that when honey is
lo be handled It must be taken into a
room and the door closed or there is
danger that the whole apiary might be
seized with a frenzy for robbing. Great
care should be taken In opening hives
at times when little or no honey is com
ing In from the fields, and at no time
should honey be left exposed In or near
the apiary, says F. G. Herman In Amer
THE CANADIAN NORTHWEST
A Possible Revolution In the Ameri
can Wheat Trade.
The development of the wheat fields
of the Canadian northwest is the
marked agricultural movement of the
times. The wheat lauds of Manitoba
have been under cultivation long
enough to make it an old story for that
province, but the tide of Immigration
which is pouring into the territories
farther west is opening up a new
wheat district the extent of which can
hardly be approximated with our pres
ent knowledge of the country. By rea
sons both of soil and climate tbe wheat
producing area is limited, mainly con
fined to Manitoba, eastern Assinlbola
and Saskatchewan. It is in this terri
tory last named that development Is
now most rapid. The Canadian North
ern railroad is building westward
through tbe valley of the river of the
same name, laying track at the rate of
two and one-half miles per day, and it
is here that settlement is rife.
Experience at the few points in this
valley previously settled show that It
Is a great wheat country, the town of
Rosthern, on the Canadian Pacific rail
road. which crosses the valley, ship
ping this y§ar more than a milllqn
bushels of wheat against 50,000 bushelJ
three years ago. The road now build
ing runa through the valley for TOO
mllea, and the wheat area which it will
bring Into touch with the markets will
affect wheat growers In our own coun
try. One possibility in this connection
opens a field for Interesting specula
tion. This new field Ilea within 000
mllea of Hudson bay, and the Canadian
Northern railroad has definite plans for
a line to a deep water harbor on that
bay. For 200 years the Hudson Bay,
company has brought all their sup
pliea from England for their trading
posts through this northern route and
by the same route have shipped out
their annual accumulation of furs and
pelts. During al} that time officials of
the country claim to have never lost a'
vessel in the straits or in the bay. The
straits can be navigated for seven or
eight months of tbe year, or as long aa
navigation is open on our great lakes.
An examination of a map of tbe
world will show that tbe sailing dis
tance from ports on the western shores
of Hudson bay to Liverpool la practi
cally the same as from New York to
Liverpool. The Canadian government
has just dispatched an expedition of
scientists and practical steamship men
to survey the Hudson bay waters to
determine the practicability of an ex
port grain route. This expedition is to
spend one year at the work, and if the
conclusion is favorable it will mean a
new commercial route which will han
dle not only the wheat of northwestern
Canada, but may divert the export
channel of wheat from our own Red
river valley. This Canadian wheat now
commands a premium in the English
market, and if an export route can be
devised which will save the present
cost of transportation from Lake Supe
rior ports to the seaboard it will create
a condition which may revolutionise
the American wheat trade.—Country
A CHEAP CROP.
Will It Pay to Grow Rye»—Hard on
the Soil—Value For Ray.
Rye is a crop that demands a fair
amount of moisture. Low land, not too
wet and cold, is most congenial for a
good yield, it draws hard upon the
soil, as it derives less of its growth
from the air than many other products,
and while good soil will raise a more
bountiful crop quite sterile lands in a
wet season will produce sometimes
quite a growth, but when such land
will no longer produce rye it is the last
seed you need to sow.
While rye is a cheap crop, it yields
but a small amount of grain for the
amount of Btalk. In localities where
fodder is scarce it can be used as a
substitute for hay If cut just as It to
about ready to blossom, at which time
the leaf blades are In Just good condi
tion and fairly well developed. If sown
in the last of August tbe first of June
would be the proper time for cutting,
but the wholesomeness of this kind of
fodder has been somewhat questioned
for the use of horses unless fed alter
nately with clover or timothy hay. If
cut by the first of June and tbe season
is wet there will be sufficient vitality In
the root to throw up another crop of
fodder the same season.
In latitudes 43 to 44 It is best to sow
as early as the last of August, yet It to
easily injured by frost at about blos
soming time. When that occurs the
only thing to do is to cut it for hay and
without delay. In sowing the last of
August one-half bushel of seed to nxbr
pie, but in raising rye for the grain It
wTIT be more sure tf sown about 'the
first part of October, making it later In
Hie spring as a protection against late
frosts, for It takes a very heavy frost
to Injure it before it is beaded. But In
sowing on the first of October it requires
Bbout one and one-half bushels of seed
per acre instead of half a bushel.
In view of the great draft upon the
soil we could hardly advise the rais
ing of rye for the grain only, and only
where the fodder Is much needed, con
cludes a Michigan correspondent of
Farm, Field and Fireside.
Thlnn That Are Said.
Many a time when rushed with work
we are tempted to give things a "lick
and a promise" and let them go.
But if one will look over his own ex
perience he will find that it is tbe
thorough work that pays, whether it
is planting a crop or setting a hen.
If we were all as good as we think
our neighbors ought to be this would
be a grand Vorld to live in.
Kindness is cheaper than the best of
hay and should be universally used in
the handling of cows.
Don't swear at your horse, for he will
not understand you, or if he does It will
lower you In his estimation.
An Exclusive Elevator.
There is perhaps no elevator in the
world more exclusive than that provid
ed at the capltol for the supreme court
of the United States. That elevator
can be used by exactly eleven people,
and no one else would for a moment
consider entering it except as the guest
of one of these eleven privileged gentle
men. The fortunate eleven are the nine
Justices of the United States supreme
court, the clerk and the marshal of the
court. The elevafor goes from the
ground floor of the capitol to the main
floor, on which is located the supreme
court of the United States. It to a
small elevator, so that, with its con
ductor, three portly forms of justices
of the supreme court of the United
States would fill it. It is one of the
very latest designs of electric elevators
and is finished in magnificent style.—
If two persons raise their glasses to
their lips simultaneously they are In
dicating the return of a friend or rela
tive from foreign parts. The same In
timation is conveyed by bubbles In
coffee or by the accidental fall of a
piece of soap on the floor.
A flickering flame in the fire or an
upright excrescence in a burning
candle is interpreted as predicting the
arrival of a guest, whose stature is
Judged by the length of the flame or
If one drains a glass of the contents
of which some one else has partaken
he will learn the secrets of the latter.
Mamma had told her little daughter
that she could not go out to play, but
the little maiden determined to make
one more plea "Please, mamma, it
isn't very wet."
"No, you cannot, Dorothy," said
mamma pleasantly, smiling a little at
her daughter's persistency.
Dorothy regarded her mother ag
grievedly and the*) said, "Well, seems
to me you're mighty cheerful about
It"—New York Times.
One on the Minister.
Rev. Tubtbumer— I've been preaching
this morning to a congregation of asses.
Lily Sugarstick—Yes; 1 noticed you
called them "beloved brethren."—Ally
After a man passes fifty he finds that
bis hopes have to be jacked up and re
painted twice as often as ten years be