Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 20, 1905, Image 1

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shionable Easter Millinery & Fashionable Easter Wear.
Grand Preparations for the Easter Rush.
Ne*er before have we made such extensive ami
special preparations for the Easter season and are
ready for our friends to meet their
have made UD the prettiest and newest hats ior
A indies nod children that we have ever shown and
priced at tke lowest margin of profit.
Ladies' Hats n.SO. *(.UO. » 50, *'•*« to *IO.OO
Children's Hats We to *» a>. , Mti( i-
On special orders, we c«n please the most rastin
Sjjfjfj' ) ous us'make you an artistic hat with a «.pecinl
T that will trove its individuality.
" We sell the colebrated Trefousse Gloves— pos
/ ■ tively the best SI.OO and i 1.50 gloves made,
Just arrived choice new things 25c and 50c.
Fancy Hat Pins, Belts Leather Bags, etc.
All shades in cotton, lisle and silk, 25c to ?I.JO a pr.
CjfafmbS New Easter neckwear, shirts, socks, gloves etc.
Visit our men's department for furnishings.
•H STREET 1 O o*f
SEiffSSf 'f Samples sent on request.
e Butler Business College
buildings, new and splendid equipment, a strictly first-class and up to
wof the hundreds of prominent concerns that employ them ,
Bntler County National Bank. Guaranty Safe Daposit & Trust Co., The
' National Bank. Butler Savings & Trust Co., John Berg & Ox. Standard
r Co., Standard Plate Glass Co., B R. & P. R- it Co, B. & O. K. K.
man* Palace Car Co.. Westinghonse Electrical Mfg. Co., National Tube
on Steel Co.. Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. Germaina National Bank.
Bnhl Pittsburg Dry Goods Co.. etc , etc.. Pittsburg.
.logue and circulars muiled on application. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
0 opens Sept. 4, 1905.
! . REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
[ Fine Furniture K
B and Carpets f
W We are ready-to-sell-with the largest assortment •
HI of substantial Furniture we have ever placed on our n
floor?, You always find prices an inducement at A
Hj this store along with best quality, r<
Fine Oak Rockers from $3.50 up. W
Hi Parlor Suits and Odd Pieces at all prices
Hi Combination cases from $15.00 upwards W
H2 Sideboards .and Buffets. $lB to $75 k
Solid Oak Bad Room Suits, $25.00 upwards ¥
H Extension Tables from $5.00 to $40.00.
H| Iron Beds —a large selection—s3.so up wards
B All-wool Carpets—best qualities—sewed at 65c J
HI Wool Rugs—room sizes—at $8.50 and $9.50 J
Mattings, Linoleums —at lowest prices
H Bru§sels Carpets—best Axminster—laid—sl.2s
H We can furnish your home complete-and if quali- >
Hty and price are an inducement you will get it here. <
No. 136 North Main St., Sutler.
I Huseltorx's
■ With Spring there conies other
SfkA things besides March winds
mm 11 S Our spring styles in Sfioes for instance,
H niceties that other stores don't have and
Tan Oxfords will please you particularly,
H we are sure.
When March winds blow don't let those shabby last
s be seen pieping out. jolly up the purse
in your house and bring a little more money to us
w o n>t ta^e much to fit you out most sweetly. And
jack a tip about a new pair for himself.
■Huselton's °S
Hi ift t r~ mein~
f*®! Il Won't buy clothing for the purpose of
I spending money They desire to get the
1 I in/ I best possible results of the money expended
I lift/ 1 iKMK) ]iJ Those who bny custom clothing h»v° n
1 |lI 1 T right to demand a fit, to haye tbeiT clothes
ft JU correct in ckjle and to demand of th>
dlr J seller to guarantee everything. Come to
IV. Mip&r us and there will be nothing lacking. I
have just received a large stock of S|iring
UMV^Wiil 1 uuilller suitings in the latest styles
\ w|ll I shades and colors.
■ \fflpl jf G. F. KECK,
MJ* WSS 142 N. Main St., ijutl?r, Pa
H^cribeforthe CITIZEN
In all its stages. M %£\ JjUot
Ely's Cream Balmt"" r ™J#7
cleanses, soothes and heals a
the diseased membrane.
It cures catarrh and dr;vc3
away a cold in the head
Cream Balm is placed into the nostrils,spreads
over the membrane and la absorbed- Relief Is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS. 56 Warren Street, New York.
- 121 East Cunningham Street.
Office Honrs, 11 to 13 a. m., 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p. m.
Consultation and examination free.
Office hours —9 to 12 A M., 2 to
M., daily except Sundny. Evening
Office —Stein Block, Rooms 9-10, But
ler, Pa. People's Phone 478.
Women's diseases a specialty. Con
sultatian and examination free.
Office Hours, 9to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m
People's Phone 573.
IJ6 S. Main street, B t «r Pa
AI 327 N Mmn St
• 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham'B former of^ce.
Special attention give*, to Eye, Nose
and Throat Peoole's Phone 274.
JOO West Cunningham St.
Graduate of Dental Department,
University of Pennsylvania.
Office—2ls S. Main Street, Butler, Pa
Formerly of Butler,
Has located opposite Lowry House,
Main St., Butler, Pa. The finest work
a specialty. Expert painless extractor
Kji teeth by his new method, no medi
cine used or jabbing a needle into the
gums; also gas and ether used. Coin
munications by mail receive prompt at
Office over Leighner'a Jewelry store,
Bntler, Pa
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge work.
12ty South Main street, (ov Metzer's
shoe store.)
Offiee in Butler County National Bank
Building, 2nd floqr.
Successor to Dr. Johns ion
Office at No 114 E. Jefieraon St., over
G- W. Miller's jjrocerv
Office in Bntler County National
Bank building.
Office at No. 8. West Diamond St. Bat
ler, Pa.
Office in Butler County Najio;uil
Bank building.
Office on Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Special ittention given to collection'
and business matters.
Office in Reiber building, cornei Main
and E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance 00
Main street.
Office on Main St. near Court Hotw«
Office In Wise building
Office in the Negley B lilding, West
Office on South side of Diamond,
Butler, Pa,
Mines and Land. County Surveyor.
R. F D. 49, West Pa.
Office near Court House.
Office with Herkiner, next door to P. O
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and see us when in need of
anything in the Drug Line and
we are sure you will call again.
We carry a full line of Drugs.
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
Both Phones.
218 S Main St. Butler Pa.
In the Matter
Of Elizabeth
Copyright, 1904, by 8. T. Stern
There were two Elizabeth Lang
hams. For fifteen years they had lived
almost side by side, and neither of
them had learned of the other's exist
ence. Three hundred feet of metropoli
tan space and several hundred thou
sand dollars separated them socially
and completely. The elder Miss Lang
ham resided near the middle of the
block In a plutocratic white stone man
sion. At the corner of the same street
in a modest flat house lived the other
Though neither of them was aware
of the circumstances, these two pos
sessed one link in common. His par
ents knew him as James Carruthers.
His clients and professional friends
called him Jack, the counselor. Miss
Langham knew him as her oldest and,
he hoped, her best friend. Elizabeth
Langham knew him as her employer.
Elizabeth Langham often wondered
tli..L Jim had selected her from two
dozen applicants for the position of ste
nographer in his legal establishment.
A callow graduate from a business col
lege, she had hardly hoped to gain ac
ceptance over a score of experienced
typists. The true reason—her name
she never guessed. Still Jim had no
reason to regret his choice. Miss Eliza
beth was neat, pretty and bright. Jim
dictated to her daily, and she tran
scribed without an error.
Not so Miss Langham, the focus of
fifty bachelor aspirations. Jim tried
dictation there only once.
"Mr. Carruthers," said Miss Langham
coldly, "you are taking a mean advan
tage of our friendship. You have no
right to criticise my other friends. I
am proud to number Judge Newton
among my friends."
"But he's fifty If he's a day," Jim
"So shall you be, Mr. Carruthers—
some day. Good night."
There were tears after Jim had taken
his departure, but that Jim did not
know. He did know, however, that
Miss Langham had dismissed him, and
he sorrowed accordingly.
"It's that fellow, Colonel Newton,"
he mused. "Since they've elected him
a judge Elizabeth has been indiffer
ent to me. Mrs. Judge Newton evi
dently sounds better to her young
ears than plain Mrs. Jimmy Carruth
ers." So he floundered homeward in
the slush of a winter evening and
nursed his first great sorrow.
Sorrow uiaketh a sympathizer.
Jimmy, blue and hopeless, became hu
manitarian In a week. One morning
•when his stenographer, Miss Eliza
beth, showed him a court summons
which had been served upon her, de
manding that she pay the sum of $250
forthwith or suffer the entry of Judg
ment for that .Tlmrry simply
radiated consolation. '(Who is this
Mme. Nellie who is suing you?"
"I. never heard of her," was the re
Jim scanned the papers closely.
"Mme, Nellie," he said after he had
finished, "seems to be the trade name
of a being whose Christian appellation
Is Michael O'Malley. He says you
ordered one blue dress of the value of
$250. He swears that you have re
fused to accept it, and he sues accord
• There must be some mistake. I
never ordered a dress one-fourth as
expensive as that. Nor have I ever
laid eyes on Mme. Nellie."
"Where do you live?" he inquired.
Her reply astonished him. "No,
Sixth avenue."
"IS that near Forty-seventh street?"
•'lt is on the corner. The side street
is very fashionable. This summons
must be intended for some wealthy
woman near by who doesn't pay her
When Jim saw that the papers were
signed in the name of the Hon.
William Newton, Justice, his mind
was made up. He told his secretary
to have no fear. He was happy to
show his appreciation of her faithful
and long continued service.
ne tried the case himself. His rival
sat on his bench and glared savagely
at him—at least that is Jimmy's re
part of the judicial attitude.
As it happened, Mme. Nellie was not
present in the courtroom, having been
detained elsewhere on jury duty.
In his place he sent two of his as
sistants. One of them took the stani}
at once—a florid faced lady she was,
whq confessed amiably that she had
been a dressmaker for twenty-one
years and was approaching her thir
tieth birthday, "It's this way, judge,
ygr honor," she testified glibly. "Mme.
Nellie sent the dress, and. she sent
Jt back, saying it didn't fit. I didn't
have nothing to do with It, but the
lady in our house as did has assured
me that it fitted to perfection. Mme.
Nellie says Miss Langham should be
compelled to pay."
At this point Jim felt called upon to
explain matters. "You see," he start
ed to say, "they've got the wrong"—
Judge Newton waved him aside,
"The issue in this eas« is simple. Does
the gown fit? That is all. I would
like to ask Miss Laugham a question
or two. Take the stand, miss."
Miss Langham did so.
"What is your name?"
"Elizabeth Langham."
"Where do you live?"
"No. Sixth avenue,"
"You may retirw to iny private cham
|>er and don the dress. The plaintiffs
•xperts will accompany you."
Miss Langham commenced to weep.
'lf you please, Judge Newton," she
"Do as I say," he responded testily.
•Tbo court will judge for itself,"
Vive minutes Jater Miss Laugham
je-eptered the courtroom clad in the
gown under dispute. Mme. Nellie's
expert beamed with satisfaction as she
addressed the court. "You can see
for yourself, judge, yer honor. It fits
without a wrinkle."
"I should call «uiH»ingly
good fit," judge Newton, frown
iuy, adding by the way of judicial con
cession, "and mightily becoming. It
fits, doesn't it?"
"Y-e-s," said Mistt Langham. "but"—
"That's all. Judgment for Mme. Nel-
V e for the full amount."
Once more Jim rose from his chair.
"Won't you permit me ia say a few
\?ordsi There has been a mistake."
''There has not, Mr. Carruthers, un
less it be your own in endeavoriug to
defend a case in which the evidence is
■o palpably in favor of the other side."
On the way back to the office Jim
consoled his client. He promised to
appeal the case to the highest court
;n the country,
In his heart he knew that the case of
Mme. Nellie versus Miss Elizabeth
Langham would never be heard In
court again.
When Miss Elizabeth Xjaagham
emerged from her coupe at »'• o'clock
that evening ; ; lie found her household
In nn uproar. Mathilde, her maid, was
almost breathless. "If you please,
ma'am," she gasped, "there's a man in
the pirior—a sheriff or something,
and he's been holding the best peach
blow vase these two hours. I sent for
the police. The police says he can't
do nothing. He told the man to wait.
There he Is now. ma'am, sitting on the
bost gilt ehair. with the vase in his
hand, ma'am."
The Intruder advanced as Miss
Langham entered the parlor. Yes. lie
was a deputy. There was a Judgment
against Elizabeth Langham in favor
of Mme. Nellie. Didn't she remember
the dress she ordered from Mme.
"But I sent It back. It did not fit."
"Of course," said he suavely, "that
may have been the defense. A judg
ment Is a judgment, however. Will you
pay up or shall I make a levy?" he add
ed,'casting longing glances at the vase.
"This shall not go unpunished. It is
an outrage,"' said Miss Laughiiii indig
nantly. 'Wait until I ring up my
friend, Judge Newton."
"Your friend?" The deputy laughed.
"You will receive Instructions from
"I have received 'em already. It was
Judge Newton that entered the judg
ment against you. Here are the papers.
This is his own writing."
One glance satisfied Mis* Langham.
She bade Mathilde bring her check
book. "I'll pay," she said. "In the
meantime you may release that vase.
It is hardly a tea store souvenir."
• »»»»••
That same evening James Carruthers
sat in his den, reading Dante's "Infer
no." lie had finished "The Sorrows of
Wcrther" the day before. At his elbow,
still to be perused, lay "The Joy of Liv
The telephone bell Jangled twice, but
he did not hear. At the third call he
rose from his chair. A moment later
the volume went speeding on Its way
across the room.
This Is Jim's end of the conversation
that followed:
"Represent you in the matter? Glad
ly. Paid it, you say? Tried to take—
oh, my! Newton? Beastly 'mpudence!
Called tonight after all that happened?
You treated him right. Yes, d-e-a-r-i-e.
In ten minutes."
The next morning Jim Informed his
stenographer gleefully that the Mme.
Nellie matter was settled out of court
and that she might retain the .dress as
a gift. Later he called upon the deputy
"I am sorry, counselor," said the offi
cial, "that duty compelled me to go
against your client. Funny thing how
we collected it. I found the defendant
resided at Sixth avenue. I saw it
In the court record. She said so. Those
are flats and, says I, that judgment
ain't no good. Afterward some one
rings this office up and tells mo the de
fendant didn't live there at all. Says
she was a swell and lived around the
corner in Fifty-seventh street. He was
right too. She paid up like a lamb. I
wonder who It was that tipped* "ws off?
W<- got Uie uioEcj- fcil 3ay,
a guy that'll give away a lady lik* that
is as mean as dirt. Eh, Jim?"
"Well, that depends," replied Jim,
"upon the motive."
Henry Clay n* a Twine Splicer.
It has been said that Henry Clay
achieved success so easily that he
quite misunderstood others and over
estimated himself. But he was eager
to learn the best way to do whatever
he had to do. In "The True Henry
Clay" the author gives an instance of
At fourteen Henry became clerk in
I store in Richmond, whither the fam
ily had removed. Stories are told of
his williugness to do his duty, al
though the work was distasteful to
Once he was reproved by the store
keeper for wasting too much twine.
Thereafter he saved every scrap he
could get and tied the pieces together.
Again it was explained that using this
sort of twine might be offensive to the
customers, as it made the packages
look untidy by reason of too many
knots. So he consulted with a sailor
lit Richmond, who showed him how to
splice strings with a smooth joint.
From that time he spent his leisure
hours making short pieces of twine of
the same size into a continuous cord.
When his employer discovered this he
was so much pleased that he had all
twine saved und turned the task of
splicing it over to young Henry, with
the result that the young man's enthu
siasm rapidly abated,
ldena From Sintnre.
Walking on the outskirts of Bolton
one autumn evening, a clever young
i man became Interested in watching
i the seeds falling from a sycamore tree.
He observed that they acquired a fQ
tary motion before reaching the
ground, and. Inquiring Into the cause,
he found that the two wings were
slightly turned in opposite directions,
which caused them to revolve in fall
ing. The idea of making a screw pro
peller 011 this principle at once occur
red to him.
Galvaui, a natural philosopher of
Italy, was dissecting a dead frog one
j day while a pupil was making experi
ments in electricity by his side. He
' observed that the muscles of the frog,
being exposed, gave signs of motion
whenever the nerves came la contact
with the scopel. Galvanl discovered
the existence of a new principle in
ibis phenomenon and originated the
fertile branch of physics known by
the name of galvanism.
One Mnn'n Ideft of 11 Joke.
"This artificial limb business la get
ting to be something wonderful," said
a Cleveland man. "When a man cau
wiggle the Angers of an artificial hand
Jt Is uncanny. Practical Jokes of terri
ble effect are possible with the artificial
limb, and the victim is such in the true
Bense of the word. I saw a man in
Denver about three weeks ago who
walked up to the hotel cler\; and In a
friendly way reoehwl aoroaa the coun
ter bhafce bauds. Then he wheeled
pway and left his hand in the grip of
the clerk. The clerk fainted—actually
faluted, although he realized, I believe,
that the band he held was but an arti
ficial one. The man who wore it bad
devised a scheme by which lie might
throw It off by pressing a spring. The
■ delight he took in the Joke ceased when
j the victim collapsed."—Milwaukee Sen
-1 iinel.
Where the speech is corrupted the
mind Is also.—Seneca.
Wanted n Change,
She—Why did that brilliant woman
tnarry such u stupid man? ne— Be
cause her first husband was a genius.
—Detroit Free Press.
In and Oat.
"I notice you never wear a watch
with your evening clothes."
j "No. I never bavq both out at the
line Cornell Wf<fow.
Ir Cop i/rlght, lhok. by T. C. McClur* ) •
"Two hundred thirty-four J don't an
swer," said central, ringing off, but be
fore she could lean back for an ln
■taat's breathing spell 719 M called her
■p agaim.
"Central, wky ea*'t I get my home?"
"I'm aure I don't know," ahe answer
•*. with a suspicion of laughter in her
"I'll bet those confounded servants
are gossiping down In the basement
King 'em again, and ring 'em like
tk under."
Central obeyed hla orders energetical
ly, but without results.
"I can't get any answer," she said
gently to the Irate man at the other
end of the line, "but I'll try them again
In a few minutes, and If I get an an
swer I'll call you up. No. I won't for
get," she said, almost before the man
had uttered his warning. "I know you
call the house every morning from your
"Thank you," said the man, much
mollified. "Those servants are so care
less, and my niece, who looks after the
children, Is confined to her room by
Circleville's telephone system was
not very complicated. The three girls
who presided in the central office were
not kept occupied as In a larger city
because this was a new Institution In
the pretty inland city and subscribers
were not coming in fast enough to sat
isfy the telephone company. Only one
of the girls hailed from Clrcleville.
The other two were from Chicago, and
It was Margaret Baxter, one of the
Chicago girls, who had answered Mr.
Dickson's imperative calls.
For the next few minutes she was
kept busy plugging in and out on her
board. But all the time a queer little
smile hovered about her lips and a
light almost tender shone in her eyes.
"It would be very funny," she said
to herself, "If It should all be straight
ened out by telephone, and I would
not be at all surprised If that is just
what Jack hoped for." Then she turn
ed suddenly and rang up 234 J.
A rather thick voice with a distinct
brogue answered this call with a sul
len "Hello." Margaret's face turned
grave and firm lines showed about her
"Why has no one answered the tele
phone?" she said rather sternly. "I
have been ringing you on and off for
fifteen minutes."
"Sure I've somethin' to do beside
runnin' up them stairs to answer this
bell. It's a wonder a woman can't eat
her breakfast in peace."
Margaret connected 234 J with 719
M, sighing softly to herself, "Poor
Charley and his babies at the mercy
of that woman."
The conversation at the wire claim
ed hor attention. There were reasons
why she felt she had a right to listen.
"Hello, Mary, is this you?"
"Yes. sir."
"How is Master Reginald?"
"Fine, sir."
"What did he eat for his breakfast?"
"A peach, a bowl of rice and milk
and five cakes."
"Now, Mary, I've told you repeated
ly not to let him have hot cakes."
"Then, sir, you'll have to stay at
home and keep him from It, It's a
cook I am and no nurse."
"Weil, well," said the man anxious
ly, as one who realized he was In a
predicament and needed the good will
of every one. "I'm sure while Miss
Ellen is sick you will look after the
children, and I will not forget It when
I pay you next week."
This bit of diplomacy elicited no
reply from the other end of the wire.
"Has Miss Bessie gone to school?"
"She has not. Sure the string's off
her hood and one of her rubbers is
lost entirely, and I told her she'd best
stay home till ber Aunt Ellen could
get about."
"Dear, dear," said the man, and a
prodigious sigh seemed to choke his
"Is that all, sir?" said the woman
"I guess so," lie replied reluctantly
and hung up his receiver.
At her end of the wire the woman
slammed up the receiver with a crash
which made central flush Just a bit
angrily. Clump, clump, clump, she
went down the basement stairway to
meet a look of inquiry on the face of
her husband, gardener and man of nil
work for Henry Dickson, pre id"Ut of
the Excelsior Hardware .•uii>}>nny,
"Sure, it's *anie old thing," she
Raid snappishly as she toss<d the soap
tato the dish pan. ' Frettin' his soul
out about those two children. It's no
place for me and you, Tim. Either the
old man or the young ua e.usht to
marry. Wliat with church und par
thies and a, (ty be night nature into the
bargain, Miss Ellen's no good at all, at
all. When she's lu the house she's in
bed, and when she's not in bed she's
out of the house."
Tim shook his head and marched out
to the stable, and Mary turned to face
a shrinking littlo figure in the door
'•J want to sit behind the stove, Mary.
There's no fire In the library, and I'm
cold all over."
"I'll bet the young un's goin' to be
sick," said Mary she made room for
the child on the wood box behind the
stove. "She ought to bad on her warm
flannels last week. Sit there, dear,
whilst I tell you about the fairies Pad
dy O'Glyn met on his way to Donegal
Tb<» man at the other exxl of the line
had been leaning back In a chair, star
ing up at the ceillug. Finally he called
his stenographer and dictated a letter.
It addressed to Charles Dickson
and wound up as follows:
"While you're in Chicago I wish you
would stop in to see your aunt Mary
Graves. Things are not going right at
the house, I fear. Ellen is too frivolous
and fond of society to do what Is en
tirely right by us and the children.
Your aunt Mary is a capable woman
and would pull things together in less
than no time."
But even with the letter started on
Its way Mr. Dickson felt uneasy. Aunt
Mary was capable, but was she sym
pathetic enough to deal with those
children? He recalled the gontle ways
and the fair face of the dead daughter
in-law. He wished somehow Aunt Mary
would wave her hair about her face
and smile once in awhile. But she was
better than the more uncertain element
he had dreaded—a stepmother for his
beloved grandchildren.
And all tife time Margaret Baxter sat
in front of the switchboard, plugging
the jacks and thinking. Just before he
closed up his desk to go home Mr.
Dickson was surprised to catch her
voice with a new, almost friendly ac
'"ls this Mr. Dickson?"
"Shall I call Mary and tell hor to
have the children come down to meet
you ?"
Mr. Dickson lived some distance be
yond the street car terminus, and Tim
always drove down in the runal>out to
meet him. It never struck him as odd
that the telephone girl knew of his
daily habit. Perhaps sho lived in the
neighborhood. He answered In a re
lieved tone:
"Yes: I'd forgotten to call her."
"And if you didn't caH her she
wouldn't remember, would she?"
"No, no," agreed the man; "these
servants are a great trial." Then as
central Tang off he murmured to him
self: "There's a girl who will make a
fine business woman some day. I
would not mind having her In my
And, though he could never tell Just
how it happened, from that time on it
was central who had the trying conver
sation with Mary until Miss Ellen got
about, and after that with Miss Ellen
herself, merely giving him a condensed
report of the conversation. This saved
his time, which was valuable, and it
pleased his fancy that some one appre
ciated his absorbing Interest in the
That was why he had a bouquet of
flowers sent up to the telephone ex
change one day and a box of candy an
other. Several times he was tempted to
call in person, but he finally decided
that seeing the girl face to face might
prove a disillusion. Faces and voices
do not always harmonize, and yet he
thought of the great relief it was to re
ceive messages from central Instead of
Irate Mary or butterfly Ellen. He felt
sure that this particular voice stood
for a face fair and womanly. Then he
would recall a recent letter from his
son. Aunt Mary would come for—a con
But Anally an InsplraUon came to
him. Reggie was having a birthday.
Ellen, with characteristic heedlessness,
had forgotten this important event and
had arranged to join a house party for
the very night. But this should not
stand in the way of a proper observ
ance of the occasion. Reggie should
have a birthday spree, and the guest of
honor should be this central girl, with
whom the two children had held many
little talks across the wire.
She accepted the Invitation sent In
Reggie's name. She rode out In the
runabout driven by the suspicious Tim,
who had made unpleasant remarks to
his wife about old fools and pretty
girls And she finally entered the
door opened by Mr. Dickson himself.
lie gave a sigh of relief, which was
drowned in the tumultuous greetings
of the children. She was Just what he
had dreamed of, but what he had not
dared to hope for. They had a merry
evening, and when the two children
were sitting down, one on either side
of her, to hear wtiat Reggie described
as corking goblin stories, the sound
of a latchkey fell upon Mr. Dickson's
lie rose uncertainly; so did Margaret
Baxter, and so did the two children.
And that was the scene upon which en
tered Charles Dickson, general repre
sentative for the Excelsior Hardware
company, Just returned from a hard
trip on the road. lie looked at his fa
ther, who flushed. He looked at Mar
garet Baxter, who smiled. He looked
at the two children, who shrieked si
multaneously and made a rush at him.
When he had escaped from their
embraces his father started to mako
the necessary Introduction, but the
younger man waved him aside.
"1 have known Margaret for some
time—in fact, long before you knew
her. When the children have finished
their frolic and gone to bed I —well, we
will explain this matter to you."
Mr. Dickson, Sr., looked from his
son's dancing eyes to Margaret Bax
ter's flushed face and remarked dryly:
"It won't be necessary. And while
Miss Baxter 1B finishing that goblin
story you had better telegraph to Aunt
Mary. Tell her she need not come.
We've changed our minds."
Sleeping Time.
A New York physician gives the fol
lowing ns his ideas of the pace that
"Every man that does not take at
least eight hours' sleep out of every
twenty-four is robbing himself of Just
that much vital energy. The men who
in the future will live to be 100 years
eld will take more than eight hours'
sleep every day of their lives. Man
cannot burn the candle at both ends
because nature will not permit him to
do it."
Merely a Feeler.
The Count—Did her father acquire
his money honestly? Miss Bright (sar
castically)—Oh, yes! If he did not I
suppose you would not marry her? The
Count—Not at all. If he acquired It
dishonestly he would probably be too
clever to give any of It away.—New
York Times.
Hl* Argument.
Mrs. Jones—You ought to be ashamed
of yourself not to go to work. The
Tramp—Madam, if nature has fitted
lue to get aloug without work why
should I struggle against my manifest
Drncglnt the Aaehor.
"I see Newlywed at the club quite
often since his baby came. I thought
he was flrmly anchored to a home life."
"He was, but at the first squall he
began to drag his anchor."
Imprtioned In tile Wind.
Butterflies may be Imprisoned and
uninjured in the midst of a whirlwind.
Gales In a genuine typhoon are so ter
rible that the stoutest ships can scarce
ly hope to weather them, but there Is
a spot at the very center of the storm
where something like a dead calm pre
vails. From the outer edge of the dis
turbance, which may be SOO miles
across, the wind velocity Increases to
ward the center until within a few
miles of that point there comes a Sud
den lull. There the rain ceases and
the sky often clears. In this little
calm area, which sailors call "the eye
of the storm," a group of butterflies
has frequently been Imprisoned, and
their dainty, delicate forms are as safe
In this aerial cage as If hovering In
sunny meadows, bot as helpless as In
a collector's bottle.
Coffee and Smoke In Spain.
Even of wine, so cheap and abun
dant In Spain, the natives seem to use
very little. They are frightfully in
temperate, however. In their use of to
bacco and coffee. They drink coffee
at all hours aud apparently every hour.
The clerk who tlikes his morntng cup
at 9 has another at his desk an hour
later, purchased from a street vender.
The business men passing through the
streets pause while a fellow who car
ries hot cofftee, hot milk, sugar and
spoons harnessed upon him serves
them on the sidewalk.
If the Spaniard does not smoke In his
sleep It is his only respite from the
habit.—Rosary l&ffgßZiae.
A Practical Step Toward Rliminat
inn Clutnoe From Agriculture.
By ALBERT N. HUME. Illinois Experi
ment Station.
When corn planting time arrives the
most serious question for corn growers
Is that of securing seed for their fields
Which will be certain to grow. It may
seem like a heavy task to germinate
three or four kernels of corn from ev
ery ear in a bushel, and yet one man
in ten hours' total time can test every
ear of seed corn required to plant six
ty-seven acres. Some such method is
said to have been used by John R. Clis
by, secretary of the Illinois Corn
Breeders' association, in testing large
quantities of seed corn. One kernel
should be taken from the butt of the
ear, at least one from the middle and
one from the tip. Four kernels is
enough to take from one ear for practi
cal work if properly taken.
The four kernels from each ear must
be placed in a separate group, and it
Is beet that the group be marked or
numbered to correspond with the num
ber of lue ear from which the kernels
were taken. For this plan it Is neces
sary that the ears be placed In regular
order as the kernels are removed from
them. A good device for arranging the
ears In regular order is shown in the
first cut.
One of the quickest and most con
venient devices for making germina
tion tests is that first used by Profess
or GofT at the Geneva station In New
York. This apparatus consists of a
water tight box across which are ex
tended folds of canton flannel. These
folds are suspended from wires and
can be removed to dry when not in
use. The box must be filled to the
depth of about an inch with water, so
that the folds of canton flannel will
hang down enough to touch the water
and thus be moistened by capillarity.
The box should be about 12 by 24 Inch
es and 4 or 5 Inches deep. It may Le
made of wood, galvanized Iron, tin or
copper, and the wires can be cut from
ordinary smooth galvanized fence wire.
When kernels of com are to be tested
In this germinating apparatus they are
removed from the ears, placed between
the folds In regular order and the folds
closed together. The groups of kernels
from the separate ears may be num
bered with slips of paper. This num
bering will not be absolutely necessary
if proper care is used to have the
groups of kernels correspond to the
ears of corn from which they came.
After the kernels are put In place the
folds are drawn together at the top,
the lid closed upon the box and the ap
paratus left until the kernels germi
nate. When put Into this box the ker
nels will not usually suffer for mois
ture during the length of time of one
test. This is one of the advantages of
the Geneva tester over the plate of
sand where the moisture may need re
newing each day or even oftener. The
folds are easily opened when it is nec
essary to Inspect the kernels to count
the number which have germinated.
The Newest Notion With Sweet Peas.
The crop was a complete success,
while other growers In this location did
not succeed at all. While I have no rec
ord of the quantity of the crop, I will
say that I had a larger crop, better
blooms of lasting quality, than any oth
or grower with the same amount of
ground planted. I had two awards at
the New Jersey Horticultural society
for these same blooms In June and
July at Orange, N. J., and I know that
had It not been for the Inoculating ot
the soed I would not have been so suc
cessful.—W. J. Hesse, Newark, N. J.
Hen Manures.
Such strong manures (hen manures)
ire best adapted when applied to any
leaf creps, such as spinach, cabbage,
iale and Swiss chard. Being highly
.iltrogenous, they induce growth of
'<eaf. They should be applied spar
ingly to fruit crops, such as tomatoes,
peppers and strawberries, says an ex
In the Biggest Poultry Producing
County of the I'nited States.
Poultry raising Is largely carried on
by farmers in America as a minor fac
tor in diversified agricultural practice.
In consequence poultry is found dis
tributed on a large number of farms In
smull groups. This fact is Illustrated
by figures from the last census, which
6how I'iat BS.B per cent of the farms In
the United States report poultry. This
tendency is less marked In the west,
for the census figures show that only
75.8 per cent of the farms in the Rocky
mountain and Pacific coast states re
port poultry. The diffuse distribution
of the poultry industry has to a certain
extent masked the importance of poul
try diseases. Individual losses are nec
essarlly slight and have not constituted
an incentive for demanding the more
extensive investigation of the cause
and prevention of disease. Unquestion
ably, too, the Isolation of poultry hi
small groups has contributed to restrict
the spread of Infections.
An Amnsing Poaltry Population.
A complex combination of factors
L made Sonoma county, 'Cal.. the great-
No. Ift
est poultry producing county of the
United States. The cenios of 1900
credits that county with an output of
8.218,450 dozen eggs and with 481-423
fmvls three months old and over. The
poultry population has Increased siure
tlie census, as shown by figures cam
piled by the Petaluma Poultry Journal
frjm data supplied by produce con
cerns In Petaluma, the principal ship
ping point in the county, During the
calendar year 1903 the territory tribu
tary to this one town supplied 3,407.334
dozen epss. This divided by 6.2 dor.eu,
the census figures for the average an
nual production for California fowl*
over three months of age, would Indi
cate the presence of 519,408 fowls near
Fowl Concentration and Diseane.
The concentration of this number of
fowls upon a few squafre miles of terri
tory has demonstrated the Importance
of the Infectious diseases of poultry in
undermining the profits of the busi
ness. The proximity of poultry estab
lishments to one another as well a>-, the
tratlic in laying hens affords favorable
conditions for the spread of disease.
The owner of 6,000 hens naturally
dreads the practical annihilation of his
6tock more keenly than the average
farmer owning a few barnyard fowls.
Sanitation a Sieenalty.
California poultrymen are united to
an unusual extent in affirming that
failure and diminished profits are due
principally to diseases. A study of the
poultry diseases and of the conditions
under which they occur leads to (.he
conclusion that a large percentage of
the losses among chickens older than
broilers Is due to preventable diseases.
The man who would reap the great
est profits from poultry husbandry
must become thoroughly Informed con
cerning the recognition of the various
diseases and the sanitary methods nec
essary for their control.
Horticulture furnishes a striking ex
ample of a widespread popular educa
tion on matters pertaining to prevent
able losses from disease and the para
sitic Insects. This Is a necessity se
quent to specialization and concentra
Scratching Porta.
Scratching posts, in the opinion of
hog men, are not only a great comfort
to hogs, but they may be made aseful
in ridding them of lice and of a sialyl
skin. The following plan Is practiced
by a successful hog raiser, who mar
kets his animals In Baltimore. Plant
a hickory post font Inches In diameter
In the bog run. Coll a manlila rope
around this post as high as a hog
stands and staple it securely. The*
thoroughly saturate the rope with
crude petroleum—kerosene will do, but
it is not as good—and It becomes an
Ideal scratching post for hogs and
pigs. The animals will rub against
It continually, and oil Is fatal te lice
and mites. If kerosene Is used the
saturation should be renewed every
few days.—American Cultivator.
"Had I t>ut~two loaveS, Tr said Mo
hammed, "I would sell one and buy
hyacinths to feed my soul," a senti
ment we must all approve; but when
hyacinths are growing and blooming
in our garden we may keep the loaf.
Sow seed for tomato plants In March
or April In the hotbed or In plats In the
By error in a recent note It was
stated that soli Inoculation Is good for
"sweet potatoes." The reader familiar
with the legumes undoubtedly read be
tween the lines and saw what was in
tended—viz, "sweet peas."
When the seedlings are growing In
the hotbeds do not let the beds becojxs
too hot. Ventilate well In the milder
days and water liberally.
On account of its vigorous growth,
which enables it to overtop grass and
bold its own against weeds, asparagus
will withstand perhaps more
than most vegetables. But It also re
sponds generously to good culture.
April Is a critical month with the
hotbeds. A little neglect In giving sir
and an hour or two of ardent sun
shine will scorch the tender growth,
or Jack Frost's touch at night, after
a balmy day, may put the plant to
sleep for good and all If the prorteet
lng mats were thoughtlessly left off.
The dahlia, that fashionable flower of
the present, may be grown from seeds.
These germinate freely. Seeds of sin
gle dahlias prove highly satisfactory,
producing a great variety of self colors
—striped, spotted and tipped—and are
greatly liked for cutting.
Tally bo 1
A very early equivalent of similar
sound and purpose to the tallyho with
which a huntsman now cheers on his
hounds appears in a quaint old song
printed in 1780 called "The Death of
Reynard, the Fox," by Sir William
He quickly found the cover
Too hot for him to stay.
And soon Ned Callet spied him
Stealing across the way.
"Tolle aux!" then Callet cried
And gave a gibbet shrill.
He tossed his brush as Who should
"Come, kiss me If you will!"
Some, however, derive the cry when
a fox breaks cover from "talllis hors,"
the French for "out of the coppice."—
London Globe.
A Ghastly Pavemtnt.
Gwandu, a native town In Africa,
contains between 10,000 and 16,000 in
habitants and Is surrounded by a paft
lsade of poles, the top of every po/e
being crowned with a human skull.
There are six gates, and the approach
to each gate is laid with a pavement
of human skulls, the tops being the
only parts that show above ground.
More than 2,000 skulls are used In the
pavement leading up to each gate.
The pavement Is of snowy whiteness,
polished to the smoothness of Ivory
' by the daily passage of hundreds ot
naked feet.
Worda of Violence.
"Words of violence nearly always
begin with 'sp,'" said a poet.
"How do you mean?"
"I mean that words of violence like
spank begin with the same two letters,
s and p. For example, besides spank,
a clear word of violence, we have the
sp beginning for such words as spurt,
split, spring, splutter, spasm, speed,
spill, spin, splinter, spurn, spar, spun,
spike, spat, and so on."—Philadelphia
Willie's Ansulnb.
"Say, ma," asked little*Willie afler
he had been In conjunction with the
paternal slipper, "did anybody besides
pa ever ask you to be his wife 7"
"Oh, yes. I had lots of proposals be
fore your father came along."
"Well, do you think you gained any
thing by waiting?"
As Ha San It.
Miss Riche—l lost my heart last
night, pa. I accepted Mr. Poore. Mr.
Riche—H'm! You didn't lose your
[ hwirt-you mart h»v9 lost your head: