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| THE LARGEST I>* THE COUNTY. f
II Butler County National Bank. |
li A good. STRONG HOME BANK FOR THE PEOPLF of |
•; Buler Couiiy to do business wih. :
|| \Capital ft 300,000.00 I
ii strength 'surplus 300,000 00 1
|| 6 (Assets 2,706,342.30 j
il We Invite YOUR business—assuring you PROMPT,
COURTEOUS and LIBERAL service. ,
11 "The big Bank on the corner by the Court House" |
Everybody Praises the Home Savings Bank I
System. Have You Tried It?
Butler Savings & Trust Co.
108 South Main Street-
ES T ABL I SH E D 1900.
Farmers' National Bank,
CAPITAL ----- $100,000.00
SURPLUS AND PROFITS (earned) - $47,000.00
DIVIDENDS PAID - - - - - $6,000.00
None Stronger in the Couqty.
Ar\ Uragirie for the Farm.
Ali CUT FEED, PUMP
• fl| H WATER, SAW WOOD,
CHURN, RUN THE
Y WITH AN
Gas or Gasoline
x^SRrhWW An E,cctric
With practically no expense
after the cost of installing.
Write for Catalogue and Prices
THE EVANS MFG. CO , LTD.,
S ,'Estimates given on all kinds of work. ?
£ We make a specialty of 5
C NICKLE-PLATED, (
C SEAMLESS, /
\ OPEN-WORK. b
? 354 Centre Ave., Butler, Pa f
b People[s Phone. 630. c
Mining and Co.
General Offices, Pennsylvania Building, Philadelphia, I'a.
Pittsburg Office. a.'l Smith Block. Pittsburs. Pa.
A" Propo»tio r\ of Exceptional Merit.
Note the gentlemen connected:
JAMES C. STEWART. President,
MAJOR GEO. B. BURBANK, Ist Vice President. THOMAS BROMELY, Jr., 2nd Vice Pres.
HON. D. N. MOKOAN, Treasurer. O. M. SIMPSON, Secretary and Asst. Treas.
, ADVISORY BOARD IN MEXICO. '
HON. IGNACIO MARISC'AL. HON. J. O. GONZALEZ,
nnv r ffrl S' JepiMlc of Mexico. Governor State of Guanajuato.
HON. LUIS F. CORE*. DWIGHT Ft'RNESS,
ni rr> m irvl «i?u c ' rli|I ' lIL Dwtght Furness A Co, Guanajuato.
GEO. W. JENNINGS, BENJAMIN C. COLLINS.
Vice President C. 8. Banking Co.. Mexico City. Mexican Central It. *U. Mexico City.
n^w E T*°M S M?X»riiX' •J^ mes Stewart &Co New York, Pittsburg, St. Louis, London.
HON. D. N. MOKOAN, former Treasurer United States.
2 K A®?"3a? r A" 1 . an 'i Hydraulic Englneer-lnChlef Niagara Tunnel.
HON. T. L. (.Hli'HOljM, President Bank of S&nford V4 1 Mnvor Sanfnrn X ('
HENRY WATWJN, Vice President Alton National Bank Alton I I
CHARLES A. DTJSTIN. bl Broadway. New York. '
HON. JOHN T. MORGAN, United States Senator from Alabama
LEANDEK W. FOBES. President Traders' National Bank, Portland Maine
E. COOPER SHAPLEY. Director Commonwealth Trust Co.. Philadelphia I'a
THOMAS BROMLEY, Jr., Carpet Manufacturer, Philadelphia, I'a
HON. J J. GOSPER, Ex-Governor Arizona.
W. W. PATERSON. Philadelphia & Heading Coal Co., Philadelphia, Pa
BENJAMIN F. MILLER, J. B. Miller & Sons, Reading', Pa. ' '
C. M. SIMPSON. Philadelphia. Pa.
W. D. GUILBERT, Auditor of state of Ohio, Columbus, O.
Wert End Trust Company Broad and South Penn Siiuare, Philadelphia. Pa
HON. AUGUBTIN ARROYO DE ANDA, Mexico City, Mexico.
E- COOPEK SHAPLEY. Philadelphia. Pa.
HON, JOAQUIN' CHIOO GONZALEZ, Guanajuato, Mexico.
MAJOR GEORGE B. BITRBANK, C. & M. E.. CHARLES P. TASKER, E. M.
„ Consultlon Engineers to the Board.
GEORGE J TROOP. Jr., EM. COOPER SHAPLEY, EM.
i# .i.h r*ngineers at Mines, La Luz, Guanajuato. Mexico.
Lu* invest a sum of money that will pay you beyond expectations invest in La
thelr TreadUry StOCk 10 11,6 cons "vatlye In
nnS?n^df^°r' the famou * La Luz dtotrliit. The records show
nmm hili nrndnrtA mflpiV* r&'» lu K° ld and *i ,ver - The property this Company
" year*. *»00>0u0,00o. One mine's records alone show a production of
thl*S t U "r l abou * K.OOO feet under the mountain to cut all of
tS&SIStSgL gr«re'go"d u ,T'r LnVr r e ore.° Wn * :i "" w,,on will produo
t^SoS^tZn 0m hilS ° VUr worth of or " 'ylng <»n the dump, that shows from
Smelters are now, being put In tooporate these ores, which will return t.. the l.nl<W«
several times the total capital of the Company. " wl " r ' t,lru to ll "- st( * I '" olaers
So per cent to 100 per cent
Withiri 12 Morulas.
Write for particulars or Call 621 SMITH BLOCK, PITTSBURG, PA.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
■gia—■■■■■■ mi iimi |j
I- THE MODERN STORE. 8
j Surpassing Stock Summer Hosiery and Underwear For |
Women. Children and Men.
MID SUMMER MILLINERY MOVING
This vor makes H si.-rv and In l -rw. ar one of its fea n .*> We cl.iitii :in ! A
o;irci»M..|.;rrs t- is . t h;it v.-,• , r rv t lie l«-si -i.. k and most ooinnleu- .issortnte ; 1
r. both' ■ i „„IMI .rs f.ti:.-;,-, and tl. ,u.ur |.ri,-es ai • Uiow ev«- b<-l ■ jj
f-.r the same olis- ofg-Hs. in uiake it still .in- inter-stln-A we offerlthe f..l- 3
lowing spe<'iais: Extra values in iadie, and cliilurens plain aud lace Base at •- . J
l"»\ iv and'.sc a pair, jo dozen ladles' fancy cj- br ;idere<! hose, black, blue tan tl
and gray and navy grountls, Wi>rtli iJ5c at23c a pair Immense assortment of finer U
in la'-e and all tiie new embroidered e (Terrs ai 5(K*. arc! fl.op a pair, i-.xtra j j
value in Men's plain and fancy H hose. 10c. !sc_and a pair. Ladies seamless
vests In cotton, lisle and silk. 5c 15c, •"«0c to 51.25 eacli. Ladies v F.' Jj! |1
and corset covers 25c, 50c to ?1.00 each. Ladles' npion suits. -> \ JOC.
each. Ladies* umbrella lace trimmed drawers. - •*. ..>«•. \>e have all tne a >°vt t-j
in Regular and extra sizes. ChilJrens' vests 10.-, IV. in;. B >ys underwear, ai
sizes. 25c each. Boys' union suits. 50c. Full line men s underwear in cotton, lisle
thread, irauze weinlit. wool and linen. 50c, £I.OO to t.i 0 each. Men s union su.ia EJ
perfect titling and most comfortable underwear foraOc, fl 00 to a suit.
A Tip on Headwear.
Vou may have as many tips as you want, I tit we have one J*»at will vX
you more than any other. Our Millinery is moving at special prices, ltats. toques, pj
oonneis. New beautiful models of the most stylish mid-summer millinery.
THIS I - MILLTNEKV TIME FOR YOr.
EISLEK-MARDORF COnPANY, 8
SOUTH MAUI STREET j AA4
posTomcP^ox" 0 ) Samples sent on request. I
OPROSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA. ■
I Mrs. J. E. ZIMMERMAN j;
;; Announces a Sale j!;
il Extraordinary j|;
1! Commencing May 20 and Ending June 3rd. | |
( y We use the term "extraordinary" advisedly. We'll < >
< ibe frank —business is backward; the weather is unfavor-; f
, able. We want more business and we are going to >
l ► it by extraordinary reductions in prices in every depart- i >
Iment. i \
CLOAK AND SUIT DEPARTMENT. <>
'iiy SUITS in Eton and Blouse effects from last season, $1.98, £2.SW, | s
£l9B, $4 98 and ss.f>B; former price wa* SIO.OO to $40.00 ' '
A lot of about 7o Tallor-Made Suits, Jacket and Blouse styles >
—all this season's newest styles—reduced to One-half Former Price.
A ljot ol Covert Jackets—all this season's styles -One-fourth of «
Former Prico &
Kiiitt Coats —all this season's styles—one-third of former price. j
1000 beautiful new Spring Skirts—all this season's styles— t >
$2.98, $3 98, $4,98, $o 98, $7.98, $8.98 up to $25.00. Every skirt priced here *
will cost you one-fourth less than you can find the same style and quality
elsewhere. ' '
Shirt Waist Suits, $1.98, $2.48, $2 98, $3.93 up to $15.00; all priced ( 1 >
special for twelve days I
White Lawn WaistH,
Silk t»liirt Waists and Blouse Silk Suits at Special Prices these 4 |
12 days. , .
I(e\v Linen Blouse, Eton and Redingote Suits at Special Prices', ►
these 12 days. A
One-Fourth off on all Silk Peitticoats above $3.00 on these
12 days. ' 1 '
f Mrs. J, E. Zimmerman.; j
X Bell Phone 208. C>« ii
Ur People's Phone 128. DUlier, I ti• ' '
P Short Sermon jj
| on Furniture, i
wl Some people pay too much for their Furniture, i
Lt some pay too little and some don't pay anything. *
wl The fellows that don't pay anything usually buy good |
stuff. Just as easy to pay for expensive Furniture *
Wl in promises as for poor. If you-are willing to pay a
big price for your Furniture you'll not be interested in
Our Fine Furniture and Carpets. A
jl If you really want fine, well-made Furniture and
wish to save a part of your money, it will pay you to J
look at our offerings.
All the Latest Designs in Style, 4
4 Finest and Best Workmanship
are in the Furniture we show. Elegance and
economy are hand-in-hand. A
A Our bid for your patronage is
A Best Possible Furniture for Least Possible Price. %
J COME IN AND COMPARE. M
[j BROWN &• CO. 0
No. 136 North Main St., Butler.
VENDETTA BOY j
Is a beautiful bay
stallion 161 hands
high and weighs 1280
He is a model trotting
bred carriage and coach
horse, very attractive and
liiuii acting and has shown
2:20 speed at the trot. Send
for tabulated pedigree and
$15.00 to Insure
BRILLIANT, No. 27865.
Is a beautiful dark dapple grey Percheron Stallion, v/ill weigh
1800 lbs. in flesh and has proven himself a fine and sure breeder.
Terms: —$10.00 to Insure.
Breeders should see these horses before breeding as they are two of the finest
&tallions of their respective breeds to be found anywhere.
Franklin Twp., Euclid, R. F. D. 45.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1905.
I Special for $
\ 4M\ Here's the UQ j
i We have on display, this week, the anil best line of $lO 00 '
i Suits ever shown in lintler. Two-piece Suits in Cornell Sack, with Peg \
i Top Trousers, made for belt— jn«t the *nit for hot weather. t
} Three-piece Suits in all the ne*>Mf fabrics, cut*, patterns and colors j
v—your SIO.OO will do a gashing basin< for you at the proper time and f
y place. Now is the time—here is the place. See window tlispla}- then S
i walk in and ask to try on one of these suits. /
\ Douthett & Graham.
; Bickel s Footwear, li
| A Grand Display of Fine Footwear in J
| AI! the Latest Spring Styles. 1
► JmHfll We are showing many
< IWi P rett y styles in Ladies' Fine
- Iwk Shoes and Oxfords at prices
< sure to interest you. t
bargains in Misses' >
\ ant * ren ' B Shoes. i
\ JiPv ji© Large stock of Men's and i
i Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox- *
i fords in many styles.
n- J&F Repairing promptly done. \
I JOHN BICKEL |
J 128 S. Main St., BUTLER. PA. 4
Won't buy clothing for the purpose of
spending money. They desire to get the
best possible results of the money expended.
, - Those who buy custom clothing have a
right to demand a fit, to have their clothes
correct in style and to demand of the
seller to guarantee everything. Come to
us and there will be nathing lacking. I
have just received a large stock of Spring
and Summer suitings in the latest styles,
shades and colors.
G. F. KECK,
142 N. Main St., Qutl?r, p a
The Butler Business College
New buildings, new and splendid equipment, a strictly first class and up to
date school that ACTUALLY PLACES ITS GRADUATES.
A few of the hundreds of prominent concerns that employ thein:
The Butler County National Bank, Guaranty Safe Deposit & Trust Co., The
Farmers' National Bank, Bntler Savings & Trust Co., John Berg & Co., Standard
Steel Car Co., Standard Plate Glass Co., B. R. & P. R. R Co., B. & O. R. R.
Co., Penn'a R. R. Co.. etc., of Butler.
Pullman Palace Car Co., Westinghouse Electrical Mfg. Co., National Tube
Co., Union Steel Co., Jones & Laughlin Steel Co., Germaina National Bank,
Boggs & Buhl, Pittsburg Dry Goods Co., etc., etc.. Pittsburg
"A WORD TO THE WISE IS SUFFICIENT."
Catalogue and circulars mailed on application. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
Fall term opens Sept. 4, 1905,
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
$ Than any other Washerl
on ttie mM ' S
: J. G. & W. CAMPBELL,
BUTLER, PA. jj:
We take pleasure in announcing to the public that we have
| REMOVED |
©UK ESTABLISHMENT TO &
T 148 SOUTH /WAIN STR66T. f*t
Located in the Heart of the Millinerv Centre, W
§And are now open to the public with a large showing of
Spring and Summer Millinery |
; comprising all.the latest effects for the Spring season. Exclusive styles i|•
1 in Ready-to-wear and Tailored Streets Hats. An entire new »tock of •*.'
nobby and up-to date Millinery. With many thanks for all past favors. ?T*
»t« and soliciting your future patronage, we remain respectfully,
I Rockensteln's 1
New Location, 148 S. Main St Next to Richey's Bakery.
fj The Witch of I
I Cragenstone |
S By ANITA CLAY MUNOZ, H£
SZ Author of "In Love and Truth" Stk
3|l Cwurlsht. 1905. bu Anita CUL' Monoz TT *
AT the open door of the kitchen
Mistress Taunston sat before
1 her spinning wheel, busy with
distaff and spindle, and at in
tervals as she paused in her work
looked longingly toward the ferUle
lands of the Mayland farm. But her
thoughts, nover far from her son Jo
siali, soon strayed back to him.
"E'en now he is at bis wooing," she
said to herself with stern exultaUon,
"an' I pray the good Lord who is ever
watchful of the faithful to put persua-
Bive and convincing words on my lad's
lips and guide him to the most proper
For a time she seemed lost in thought
until her distaff, falling from under her
arm, came to the floor with a rattling
noise that roused her. Then the re
membrance of Hetty, who upon her
arrival from her cousin's had been sent
to the brook to fill the ewers, coming
to her mind, she rose suddenly to look
at the sun. Finding the hour to be lat
er than she had at first supposed, her
irritation and anger caused by her
daughter's delay at the brook knew no
bounds. She called the. girl's name
shrilly once, twice, muttering angrily
as she got no response.
Just then Josiah rode in from his
visit to the Mayland farm.
"Cease thy shrewish screaming,
mother," he commanded roughly.
"Dost wish to rouse the village? Thy
voice can b« heard half a mile be
The dame, angered at his rebuke, re
sumed her seat in sullen silence, and
Josiah took his horse to the barn. In
a short time he returned and, entering
the kitchen, threw himself down heav
ily on a cbalr near hi 3 mother, who
continued to spin busily without ap
parently heeding his presence.
At last be broke the silence by saying
with affected carelessness: "Thou didst
not tell me—if my memory serves me
well on so slight a matter—of what ap
pearance the cavalier was that rode
by Haggott's and mistook the Stern
dorf road. Was he an unbearded gal
lant, fickle and changeable as the wind,
one day mad in love with a pretty
face and forgetting It the next, or was
he old and gray haired, with an eye to
finishing his days in comfort on the
estate of his bride?"
His mother looked out through the
doorway, reflectively maintaining for
a moment or two a provoking silence.
After what seemed to the impatient
Josiah an interminable length of time
she remarked with ill concealed eager
ness, "Thou wert successful in thy
wooing, Josiah, and ask now of thine
enemy's appearance in order that thou
mayst know the extent of thy
"As to that matter, nothing is
definitely settled," he replied impa
tiently. "I will explain our under
standing later, mother, when the noon
hour is not at band and the animals
to be fed. Canst not find words to
answer my question?" he cried out in
harsh tones. "Didst thou see this
Frenchman plainly? Of what appear
ance was he?"
With quiet deliberation, which was
in direct contrast to her son's excited
manner, she commenced her narra
"Josiah, I ha' told thee of the gal
lant's sudden appearance at good
Brother Haggott's door, of his loud
knocking and of how from my place
behind the lattice I observed him care
"Aye, thou hast, but naught else,"
Josiah interposed with eagerness.
"His age, mother? Of what age
"Methought as I saw him that the
knight was getting on to thirty sum
mers, mayhap one or two more," she
said. "He was large of stature and
finely built, with gray eyes and brown
pointed beard worn 1' the French fash
lon. A round hat with sweeping feath
er covered his hair, long leathern rid
ing boots reached to his hips, and his
doublet was of ruby velvet, with black
satin slashings. Good son Josiah"—she
laid her band on his arm with an ex
pression of feeling unusual with her—
"he presented such n dazzling picture
to mine eyes that for the nonce—know
ing that oft to silly women the sight of
rich and tawdry dress doth weigh heav
ily against piety, honesty and worth of
character—a feeling of insecurity, ap
prehension and alarm for thy prospects
so filled my mind that I saw the man
who would supplant thee ride bravely
away in tho wrong direction with ex
ultation and a feeling of gratitude to
God for his gracious protection of us,
ever his righteous and faithful serv
ants," she concluded in her most de
Springing to his feet, Taunston paced
the room with nervous strides, occa
sionally pausing to look out of the win
dow or to stand stern and gloomy be
fore the chimney fire. Suddenly, as if
unable to contain himself longer, he
made a sharp exclamation and, going
to his mother, who had resumed her
spinning, cried desperately: "Mother, I
ha' sworn that those lands shall be
inlne! An' the knowledge that there is
un enemy approaching with intent to
baffle my desire doth set me on the
verge of frenzy 1"
"Calmness," she replied in a voice of
warning. "Cold calculation and a trust
in God were ever better, my son, than
hot words and hasty action. Already
Abigail's misdirection hath sped thee
six days on thy wooing and six days
more before the Skollvent stream will
be passable, not taking into considera
tion the knowledge of the pest of mea
sles that spreads so thickly about the
town of Sterndorf, where our travelers
are resting safwly there by now."
She laughed In grim enjoyment.
"Happen, lad, we may ne'er bear o'
Josiali paused In bis restless walking
and leaned against the casing of the
door, with a gleam of hope In his eyes.
"Ila, ha," his laughter rang out harsh
and mirthless. "An our gallant cour
tier doth fall a victim to the pest 'twill
be a long number o' days before he can
recover strength to ride down yon
rocky mountain road. In that time,
with perseverance and determination,
much headway can be made!"
He opened his lips to continue, hesi
tated, then said: "Thou saidst 1 think
that you cavalier's face was not one
of much attractiveness, good motlier?
Not one a woman would remember
Still treasuring iu her heart ugulust
hitu tbe harsh words he had spoken as
he rode up to the door, his mother
"'Twere a sin to spenk words-with
out truth, Josiah," she said piously, "so
I fain must say that to the worldly
minded the gallant's face was one of
much manly beauty."
Her son did not reply, but strode
hastily out of the doorway, and as he
walked bitter hatred filled his heart
and blinded his eyes so that for once
he did not see the green lands of Mar
garet Mayland's estate spreading out
In all their spring beauty before him.
His sister Hetty, dawdling at the brook
in the sunshine, filling the ewers, spoke
to him as he passed, but he did not
hear her or appear to know that w
Not so with round faced Simon
Kempster, who came after him whis
tling merrily, a bunch of fagots on his
shoulders and a happy light In his
eyes as their gaze fell on Hetty, who,
having filled the ewers, was now rais
ing one to her shoulder preparatory to
carrying it to the house.
Simon threw down his fagots.
"A good morrow, Hetty. Shalt help
thee with thy water carrying?"
"Nay, not so, good Simon, for mother,
ever watchful from the doorway, would
say that we did gossip in working
hours," she replied soberly. "Once er®
now this morning I ha' felt the severity
o' her displeasure."
"Then, by my faith, thy sweet face
showeth no sign that thou didst take
her rebuke to heart sorely, for thy
countenance is as bright—as bright"—
Hetty raised her eyes In pleased an
"As bright as a new brass kettle!" he
cried, delighted in that he had found
so apt a comparison.
The smile on his companion's face
grew quickly Into a frown as she turn
ed stiffly to walk away.
"So I resemble a brass kettle this
morning!" she said sarcastically. "Next
"A. good morrow, Hetty."
time thou growest sentimental thou
wilt probably compare my graces to a
hogshead, or mayhap," growing an
grier every minute, "I may remind thee
of thy new pigs' trough!"
She walked away swiftly.
"Nay, be not vexed with me, sweet
Hetty," Simon exclaimed, running aft
er her in clumsy haste. "Wait, wait. I
have bethought me of a most beaute
ous verse about thee."
Hetty halted, Indecision in her man
ner, her nose held high In the air and
a look of piqued vanity ornamenting
"Thou wert ever slow, Simon. I would
be away to assist my mother."
Simon, flushed and breathless, was
evidently laboring under great mental
excitement. "Prithee, do not speak,
Hetty, or I'll lose It!" he cried, with
"I—l went to the brook.
An' whtn I did look
I saw a maid.
And—and «he no longer stayed.
"There, there! That's sentiment for
Her face softened a little, and she
approached a step nearer, asking
doubtfully, "Dost think so, Simon?"
"Aye, marry, .'tis a fine verse and of
wondrous sentiment!" he cried convinc
ingly. "I warrant that Will Shake
speare, with all the talk about him,
could ne'er ha* done better. Didst ever
hear of such perfection In rhyming,
'Terchance, 'tis well for a verse
thought on the minute," she replied,
with an Indifferent toss of her head.
"Ah, welladay, 'tis 111 dawdling at tbe
brook 1' the morning, with a day's work
ahead of one, a-llstening to foolish
Simon watched her wistfully as she
walked away from him, with the ewer
of water gracefully poised on her
shoulder. Nor did he take his glance
from her until she had entered a woody
stretch of country that lay between the
brook and the Taunston farmhouse.
Then, throwing fear of her displeasure
to the winds, he ran hastily and over
took her at the dell.
"Hetty," he whispered, panting slight
ly, "the sentiment In my verse did
please thee, I trow, by the look of ap
proval in thine eyes. Wilt kiss me,
"Nay, silly stupid!" She tossed her
head indignantly. "Wast ever such ef
frontery heard on!"
Then, seeing him abashed and his
bright face cloud with regret at his
temerity, her eyes twinkled and she
laughed a low, sweet, rippling laugh.
"There, there, good Simon, pout not
so dolefully," she exclaimed. "Prithee,
since thou hath grown clever and can
make verses so aptly perchance thou
shouldst have a reward. Thou"—a
warm flush suffusing her countenance
—"tliou canst kiss tbe back of my hand
If thou like," throwing It toward him
indifferently. "There, lawk-a-mercy,
man, do ha' done! . I did not say my
wrist an' arm, that 1 remember! Aye,
mother," she cried hastily in answer
to a shrill call from her mother In the
doorway. "I'm on my way!"
fro b» cftyrrrrCTvl
Babu Matrimonial Advertisement.
Wanted.—A match for an Independ
ent, beautiful young widower of thir
ty-six years, of respectable and very
rich family. Possesses handsome
amount of thousands and numerous
golden ornaments of his previous wife.
Maudle—Pa, will our new mamma
go mad after awhile? Father—What a
question! Why do you think such a
thing? Maudle—Well, I heard her tell
the cook yesterday that she got badly
bitten when married yoq!
* ORASB LANDS.
AtTMtofH In the r«« of OMUUn]
clal Fertilizer* Over Mum. ,
There are some distinct
In the use of commercial fertilisers'
orer manure for grass lands. In tbe
first place, farmer does cat
produce stable manure to thor
oughly fertilize all his arable land and
is obliged to sell some fertiliser*.
It has been found that manures, es
pecially coarse one*, bare the effect of
lessening the number of grass plant*
On the land, the lump* of manure suf
focating, so to speak, many of the
plants and consequently not allowing'
the greatest possible yield- A good
general rule for the farmer to follow is
to use barnyard manure oft the corn
crop, vegetables, etc., and apply com
mercial fertilizer to grass land. It is
always best to apply fertilizers and
manures very liberally to the crop pre
ceding the grass. Then the soil will be
rich enough not to require additional
manurial substances at time of sowing
the grass seed. If, however, this has
not been done or if the last crop has
made heavy demands on the soil, fer
tilizers must be applied at time of
If this is done In the spring the fer
tilizer should contain nitrogen as well
as phosphoric acid and potash. A suit
able fertilizer for use in this connec
tion would be 125 pounds nitrate of
soda, 200 pounds tankage, 300 pounds
ground bone, 200 pounds salphate of
If the soil is in a very good state of
fertility when seeded no top dressing
should be needed for one to two years.
In fact, a liberal top dressing might
make trouble by causing lodging. But;
if the land has not been very well pre-,
pared or in any case after it has been]
seeded, say, two years, top dressing
will no doubt prove profitable.
The kind of fertilizers the
should use for top dressing depends on
whether he wants hay to sell wfclctf
will bring the highest market pric6
(timothy) or hay which will be of the
greatest home feeding value
clover). In the first raw» ha should usd
highly nitrogenous fertilizers, In the
second fertilizers rich in lime, phos
phoric acid and potash, especially the'
latter, because it has been found that
potash Is the dominant element for
clover.—G. Bunkle, Massachusetts.
LAYERING THE VINE.
One of the Easiest "Ways of Hiltiflr*
Ins Some of the Woody Plajats.
There Is hardly any one whose homo;
domain Is so small that he may not at
least sit under his own vine, not to,
mention the fig tree, which Is by no|
means an Impossibility ever at the"
north. The simplest way to iJrtall ft
LAYER OP aRAPXVTNE FBOM KBW OBOWTK
vine or a few vines of the grape Is to
get thorn from a good local nursery
man. But say that you have an accom
modating neighbor with good fruit oif,
that you already have a nice vine your
self and want to propagate It, there are
few things easier. Layering is one Of
the simplest of horticultural opera
tions. Its story is told so plainly by.
the accompanying little sketch that ex
planation Is almost unnecessary.
Layering should be done la early,
spring. A cane or shoot of the previous
year's growth of wood Is stretched
along tbe ground and buried through
out Its entire length in a shallow
trench or it may be covered in certain
places, leaving the remaining portion
exposed. Boots will be put forth at in
tervals and branches thrown up. Later,
the vine may be cut between these
branches, leaving a number of lnde-'
No Thoroughfare For the Cutworm.
Everybody knows the cutworm that
in a night nips short the tender grow*
ing things of the garden. An old fash
ioned trap is to place bits of board
near the plant, under which in the
early morning you may find Master
Cutworm safely hidden away for his
daytime slumber. But here's a later,
wrinkle for the small garden. You can
fence the worm out from the plant
with nothing more than a neat circlet
of paper. Cut a strip of tar paper a
few Inches wide and long enough so
that when bent into a collar around
the plant, with the ends tightly over
lapped, each part of it will be at least
two inches away from the plant. Hav
ing made sure there are no cutworms
already in the surface soil near the
plant, sink the lower edge of the band
into the soil, so as to hold it firmly.
Now, why the cutworm does not climb
over the barrier Is a curious fact for
the nature study people to clear up.
Thus far nobody seems to know, only,
Plant currant and gooseberry cut
tings in April.
Bake some white clover seed Into
bare spots on the lawn.
Set the new strawberry bed in April.
According to one of the professors,
the correct bordeaux mixture should
be sky blue in color, of a very fine
grain and should settle very slowly.'
Some weeds, like chictweed and
shepherd's purse, start up very early, 1
and you cannot get after them too'
Why We Hare One Sided Man.
Faculties must be exercised or they
will not grow. Nature Is too good an
economist to allow us to keep any
faculty or function which we do not
employ. We can have Just what we
use and that will constantly Increase.
Everything else will be gradually tak
en away from us. Man becomes strong
and powerful and broad Just in pro
portion to the extent and bealthfulness
of the activity of his faculties, and it
must not be one sided, not an exercise
of one or two faculties or one set of
faculties, or the man will topple over.
Balance in life comes from the health
ful exercise of all the faculties. One
reason why we have so many one sid
ed men in this country is because
they pursue one idea, exercise one
Bide of their nature, and of course
they cannot retain their balance. This
Is one of the curses of specialties.
They are n good thing for the race,
but death to the individual who pur
sues his specialty at the expense of
the development of the all around
man.—O. S. Marden In Success Maga
Wife (who is always ailing) You*
will bury mo by the side of my first
husband, won't you, dear? Husband—
, With pleasure, my dear.