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THE MODERN STORE-
First Call on Fall and Winter Underwear.
A MAGNIFICENT AND COMPLETE VARIETY.
MILLINERY PRICES AS NEVER BEFORE
Fall and winter underwear is here We can supply your every
Complete line of best makes for women, children and men . Lad ies
fleeced vests and pants. 25c. 89c, 50c each Ladies long dee*®'
covers, 25c and .50c each Ladies' fleeced unionsnits, Wc to fl OO each
Ladies' wool underwear, the famous Forest MiUs hand-triinmed gar
ments. wool at 75c and fl 00 each; silk and cotton 91.00 each
wool, $1.50 each. Ladies wool union suits, fl.>o, |2.00 to f3.UU Men.
Children's fleeced underwear. 10c to 35c each, according to size Boy>
heavy sanitary fleece-lined underwear. 2oc for all sizes. .4 to 3i,A,hil
ren's fleeced union suits. 2.5 c, 35c. 50c suit Children s sleeping carmente,
25c. 50c to 75c each. Men's sanitary fleece lined Shirts and drawers, .ttk
each.. Men's ribbed fleeted underwear, extra eood quality. -jOc each.
Men's all wool underwear, *I.OO and sl.-50 each. Men a union suit*, fl.oo,
$1.50, $2.00 to $3.00 suit.
~~ Our Millinery Department is now showing the finest line of Trimmed
Hats and at less prices than we have ever shown Pay ns a vltit ana
SOOTH XAl> STKZrr | 001
1 CLI Samples sent on request.
OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA
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I Pleasant Dreams are More Apt
to Come If the Surround- 4
Ings be Pleasant! j
The Sleeping Chamber should be as attractive as ij
possible. A third of your life is passed within its J
We have three-piece oak suits from $25 to $75. M
There is not a common looking set in the lot.
Or perhaps you would like • a metal bed. Now «
our assortment of metal beds, enameled and brass, >1
is just as complete as you'll need to seek. «
From a simple, serviceable, neat looking white M
bed at $3.50, the styles go by ea*y stages to a «
sumptuous brass bed at SSO to $75.00. II
BROWN & CO. |
No. 136 North Main St., Butler. M
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Vou can save money by purchasing your piano of
r W. R. NEWTON, "The Piano Man."
The expense of running a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum $780.00
Clerk, per annum $312.00
Lights, Heat and incidentals . . . $194.00
Total $ 1266.00
I have no store and can save yon this expense when you buy of me.
I sell pianos for cash or easy monthly payments. I take pianos or organs in
exchange and allow you what they are worth to apply on the new instrument.
All pianos fully warranted as represented.
MY PATRONS ARE MY REFERENCE.
A few of the people I have sold pianos in Butler. Ask them.
Dr. MeCurdy Bricker Dr. W. P. McElroy
Fred Porter Sterling Club
Fraternal Order Eagles D F Reed
Epworth League Woodmen of the World
E. W Bingham H. A. McPberson
Geo." D. High Miss Anna McCandlesa
W. J. Mates E. A. Black
J. 8 Thompson Samuel Woods
Joseph Woods Oliver Thompson
8. M. McKee John Johnson
A. W. Boot R A. Long well
Miss Eleanor Burton J. Hillgard
Mrs. Mary L. Stroup J. E, Bowers
W. C Curry C. F. Stepp
F. J. Hauck W. J. Armstrong
Miss Emma Hughes Miles Hilliard
A. W. Mates Mrs. S. J. Green
W. H. Williams J. R. Douthett
Mrs. R. O. Rumbangh E. "K Richey
Chas. E. Herr L. S. Youch
PEOPLE'S PHONE 426
I Huselton's S Fo e r s
I FALL WEAR.
I THE FALL STYLES SHOWN AT
I OUR STORE EMBRACE LOOKS
I FOR EVERT LIKING AND A
I GRACEFUL, COMFORTABLE FIT
I FOR EVERT FOOT.
I EXPERT FITTERS TO SEE THAT
I TOU ARE FITTED TO THE
I SHOES MEANT FOR YOUR FEET.
■ THE PRICES RANGE FROM $1
I TO $4.00 AND EACH SHOWS A
I WIDE CHOICE OF STYLES IN
I THE LEATHERS THAT WILL R
■ BE POPULAR THIS FALL AND g
■ WINTER. H
E IT WILL AFFORD US GREAT I
■ PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU LOOK I
■ OVER OUR FALL STYLES. I
I HUSELTON'S I
I 102 N. Main Street. Kg
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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Immense Clothing Purchase and Sale
By one of the most remarkable and largest deals ever
known to the trade we can offer extraordinary Men's
A prominent Eastern manufacturer, who had been favor
ably known as the producer of dependable and stylish Clothing,
found that owing to the backward season, he had entirely two
large a stock of Suitings on hand.
SIB.OO New Fall Suits will be sold during this sale at sl4.
$15.00 New Fall Suits will be sold during this sale at sll.
$12.00 New Fall Suits will be sold during this sale at SB.
This purchase Is phenomenal indeed. These suits are in
the latest color effects and are absolutely the thing. We are
offering these ultra modish suits far below what you would ex
pect to pay. The coats are the very newest sack 'effects, cut
to conform to fashion s ideas and in a way which insures a
If the positive saving of $4 to $8 in getting a Fall Suit is
any object to you—do not miss this sale.
SUCCESSOR TO SCHAUL & NAST.
13? Sonth Main Street. - Bntler. Pa.
rV I il Won't buy clothing for the purpose uf
4 ii" 1 « 1 II spending money. They desire to get tin
\li f t\w !! e tpossible results of the money ex petted
jJm • ft/ I\U / ■?, I Those who bay cnstom clothing have ;i
I Ki 1 right t0 demand x tit, to have tbeir elf rb.-s
A|. Wjs'A Is correct in stjle and to demand of the
/, L "V \ \ seller to Guarantee everything. Out'- t>>
I|' /-'V/iA ? ns and there will i>e n jthine lacking. I
WV •• * have just received a large stock j>t Fall
lA ji ji , and Winter snitings in the latest styles,
\ t 'li S ''hades and color*.
\l (fli j G. F. KECK,
< fef 1 li V* /MERCHANT TAIfcOR,
IjJ.JiJ Jr. vs 142 N. Main St., Butler, Pa
When a Woman Needs Notions
She usually wants thern at once. Our notion counter
is filled with the little things that go with dress mak
ing and repairing. Buttons, tapes, seam binding*,
pins, dress shields, hooks and eyes, needles—all the
countless articles are here for immediate delivery.
Some of these you ought to have at home in advance.
If your stock has run low come in—see how quickly
and willingly we'll meet your demands.
We've kept our eyes open for chances to obtain
the sort of underwear that's going to fit well, feel well
and wear well—and yet he sold at prices you'll ap
prove. Xow, if vou'll come in you will see just how
well we've succeeded in finding the very right things
in these important items of woman's and children's
It pays to visit us when you need notions, under
wear, hosiery, gloves, belts, ribbons, corsets, etc.
L. Stein & Son,
108 N- MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA
[1 Bickers Fall Footwear. H
rl Largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of il
J Fine Footwear we Have Ever Shown. T4
,1 KADiA&K CftflAFC Twenty Fall Styles—Dongola, Patent- r M
JHVEJ. k id and Fine Coif Shoes made in the LJ
w latest up-to-date styles. Extremely lance stock of Misses' and Chil-
dren's fine shoes in many new and pretty styles for fall. ¥ m
A lIEN'C 'xUOF<L Showing all the latest styles in Men's k ]
1 "■*'ll " JiiULOi Fine Shoes, all leather-*, and *O. WA
M Complete Stock of Boys', Ycutbk' and LltJc deals' Fine Shoes. kl
'] Bargains in School Shoes. [
High-cut copper-tot' shoes for Boy« and good water proof School
4 Shoes for Girls. m
Large stock of Women's Heavy Shoes in Kangaroo calf and W.
'A Oil Grain for conntry wear. k
| Rubber and Felt Goods.
i Our stock of Rnblier and Felt Goods is extremly large and .
owing to the large orders which we placed w<- were aMe to get very
► close prices and are in a position to offer yon the lowest prices for ►
A best grades of Felts and Rubber Goods. .
f An immense business enables ns to name the very lowest
< prices for reliable footwear. ►
When in need'of anything in our line Kive ub a call
< Repairing Promptly Done. ►
f JOHN BICKEL !
j 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA. W
| Do More Work, j|
w Than any other Washei®
on the market. j|
J. G. &W. CAMPBELL, §
H BUTLER, PA. Ijl
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12. ISOS.
"By Harriet C. Canfield
Copyright. 1906. by Harriot C». Canfield
"Jack, dear, wasn't it awful?" she
"Why, no. Hetli! I rather liked it."
" 'Liked it!" My bat is full of rice
tn>l your shoulders are simply covered
with it. The publicity of it. Jack! If
they'd only let us slip off quietly! Xow
every oue will know that we're just
married. You mustn't pay any atten
tion to me! You must read your paper,
" 'And then?" " smiling wlfimsically.
"Why, then .you must go into the
smoking car, dear."
When Jack abandoned his paper for
a cigar the old lady behind Beth leaned
forward. "Excuse me," she said, "but
are you going far?"
"Yes, a long distance." Then the
kind old face won her confidence, and
she added volubly : "My husband has a
farm out west. We are going there
now. bnt we Intend to stop nt several
places on the way."
"I was thinking," the old lady said,
"of the many bridal couples that have
passed over this road. How many of
them, I wonder, are as happy now as
they dreamt they'd be?"
"Oh, many, I hope," said the little
bride wistfully. "Don't you think so?"
"It all depends. Of course the honey
moon can't last forever. A man may
love his wife l>etter every day—he prob
ably does —but he forgets to tell her so,
and a woman's heart i.-i a curious thing.
She can't live on faith and apple dump
lings." Then she added, "My dear, if
your husband ever forgets to show you
any of the little signs of affection I
want you to remember that he loves
you just the same and believes in your
love for him, but, being a man, he Isn't
continually looking for a sign."
"Thank you," Beth whispered grate
fully, "and 111 remember."
The old lady left the car at the nest
station, and Jack returned.
In less than two months Beth was
the established mistress of the farm
house, though Jack's Aunt Mehitabel,
who had ruled there so long, was loath
to relinquish her scepter.
In Aunt Hitty's presence Bet It's spir
its were strangely sulMlucd. Even the
Swedish girl in the kitchen felt the de
p«esslng influence and hummed a
dirge whenever Aunt IJitty entered
The weeks went by, and the little
wife's happiness was seriously in dan
ger. Her nature was an active one, but
Jack's aunt opposed her every effort
to be useful. When nlone with her
husband Beth was happy; their honey
moon had not waned. She longed to
tell the kind old lady so. But Jack
could not often be with her. The farm
work demanded his attention. Once,
when she supposed Aunt Hitty was
taking her afternoon nap, Beth gave
way to her feelings, and, burying her
face in Jack's old coat, she cried as
If her heart would break.
That evening, as sh<- sat on the wide
porch, waiting for Jack to Join her, she
overheard Aunt Hitty talking to him.
"She is so utterly Incompetent,"
Aunt Hitty was saying, "and so child
ish! This afternoon I heard her cry
ing—actually crying! I often wonder
why you married her, John."
"Because I loved her—that Is suf
ficient, I think," Jack answered. "Poor
little Kill— crying, was she?"
Then lie came out and found Beth,
standing white and still in the moon
"This is a lonesome place, isn't it,
dear?" he said, very gently. "I think
it would do you good to return Mrs.
Lennox's call tomorrow. It will cheer
her up, and Tom too."
Mrs. Lennox and son seemed glad to
see them and insisted upon keeping
Beth until after tea "You needn't
come for her, Mr. Bradley," Tom's
mother sai<l. "My son will take her
Tills was the beginning of the great
Intimacy between the two families.
Jack was very busy on the farm, but
young Lennox had more time at his
disposal. lie frequently drove over for
Beth and brought her home In the
mooulight. Jack rejoiced in their
friendship and had 110 thought of Jeal
ousy until Aunt Ilitty said:
"Beth is never happy unless she Is
with Mr. Lennox. I'm sure it doesn't
look well for licr to ride with him as
often as she does." Jack laughed at
the idea, but it'tame again and again
until he imagined that Beth shrank
from his caresses, and he resolved not
to annoy her in the future. Ills wife
felt that the honeymoon was waning
at last and bravely tried to follow the
old lady's advice and believe that Jack
still loved her.
By and by the grain rose and fell in
[olden waves and the sun beat pitiless
ly down on the tired men tolling In the
harvest fields. In the midst of it all
Jack succumbed to the heat and had
to be helped to the house. Aunt nitty
took immediate possession of him and
prescribed rest in a darkened room,
lie slept heavily for some time, and
when he opened his eyes Beth was
bending over him.
"Jack, dear," she said ; "is there noth
ing I can do for you?"
".Nothing," he answered stiffly. "I
Jiall be all right In a day or two. All
(lint worries me is the wheqf. It's sure
to rain before long, and there's no one
to take my place in the field. Tom
Lennox can't spare one of his men, and
I wouldn't ask him to."
Betli waited until his tired eyes clos
ed again and then stole from the room.
An hour later Mrs. Lecnox welcomed
her In astonishment.
"What brought you out In this fear
ful heat?' she asked.
Beth told of Jack's fiurtden illness
end the Kreat. need of help.
"And now," she said, "I want to hire
out to Jack, and I want you to help
"You want to 'hire out!'" Mi*. Len
nox gasped. "What do you • mean,
"I know there's not much I can do,"
she said huoibly, "but 1 found some
boy's clothes hanging in the wash
house, and If you will help me take
them up a little I'm sure we can make
them fit. Don't say you won't help
me, for there's nothing I can do for
Jack if I stay a home." And in spite
at Mrs. Lennox's objections Belli won
After dinner, while Aunt Hltty rest
ed, grudgingly resigning her patient
to his wife's tender mercies, a mes
senger came with a note for Beth,
urging her immediate presence at the
"Come prepared to stay two days,"
Mrs. I.euin'x hid written. She read it
aloud to Jack.
"I suppose you want to go?" he
"Oh. -*> much, dear!"
"Very well. But if 1 were in jour
place, lSeth," he said dryly, "I'd drox»
tlio 'dear.' It doesn't sound well under
I'.eth's lips quivered, but she tried to
"Perhaps it does sound silly, now
that our honeymoon's over," she said
bravely, and then hurried from the
" 'Over.' she said. Yes, it is over,"
he murmured feebly and turned his
face to the wall.
In the middle of the afternoon one
of the hired men came to the house
and asked to see Mr. Bradley.
"There's a kid here," he said, "that
wants to hire out."
" Where does he come from?" Jack
asked in surprise.
"From some place beyond Lennox's,
I guess. He says he wants to sleep
an" eat home, so it can't be fur off.
Shall I tell him he can stay, sir?"
"I am only too glad to get him,"
When the men left the field at sup-
I»er time the ne*r hand was very tired.
"He seemed likely to drop before he
got home," they told Jack.
"Poor little chap," said one of them.
"He ain't used to workin' so hard. If
the rain holds off a day longer, sir,
we'll get the wheat all cut."
The rain did hold off until evening of
the next day, and the wheat was cut
and shocked, when one of the men
came running to the house for help.
"The little chap is down there in
the field, with Jim—sick," he said.
"Shall I hitch up and take him home?"
"No," Jack said. "Bring tflm up here.
It will rain before you could get start
There was something strangely fa
miliar in»the pathetic little figure they
laid so carefully on the bed.
"If we can do anything for him, jest
call us." Jim said.
Jack stooped and untied the big
straw hat from the boyish bead; then
his face grew white, for Beth's soft,
brown hair, released from bondage,
streamed over the pillow, and Beth's
blue eyes gazed into his. without the
faintest sign of recognition.
"Belli," he cried, "my little Beth!"
The restless head turned on the pil
low, and the pale lips murmured:
"Say you'll help me, Mrs. Lennox. I
want to help Jaek!"
Kneeling beside her. Jack kissed the
little hands and sobbed aloud. Then
the voice went on. with many pauses:
"Yes, the honeymoon is over, but Jack
loves me just the same. Sometimes—
I wish—he'd tell me so—Just once
Aunt Ilitty had entered the room
unnoticed. She started now, at the
sound of her own name. Beth was
living It over—all the weariness and
heartache. "Aunt Ilitty," she wailed,
"I've tried so hard to please her—so
hard; she doesn't love me—she never
The tears rained down Aunt Hltty's
face. "I didn't know," she said, "I
never realized!" All that night she
watched with Jack beside Beth's bed,
while the rain beat against the win
dows, and the wind moaned through
the trees. But when djiy dawned, all
was still; the sunlight touched Beth's
face and wakened her. Her eyes
sought Jack's inquiringly, then rested
there, In sweet content.
"I dreamed," she said, while he held
her tenderly In his strong arms, "I
dreamed that our honeymoon was just
beginning." And Jack said reverently,
"Please God, it is."
Guigliui, the great tenor, was once
playing Pollio to Mme. Titlen's Norma.
In one scene the Druid priestess sum
mons an assembly together by the
sound of a gong to decide on the pun
ishment to be inflicted on a guilty per
son unnamed. Tltien struck the gong
with such force that In throwing back
the drumstick she caught Guigliui on
the nose and made It bleed. The singer
was furious. He swore that he would
never play in "Norma" again and In
sisted that the offending drumstick
should be solemnly locked up. Tho
opera was so popular that It was neces
sary to give it sometimes, but the tenor
would not hear of appearing in it.
Consequently Signor Corsi was an
nounced to sing in his place. The house
was very full, and the opera went
splendidly until the time came for Pol
io's entrance. No Pollio appeared.
The disturbed manager flew to Gul
glini's dressing room and found him
hastily putting on Corel's dress In a
great hurry to come In for the ap
plause he heard coming from the front.
The audience was so delighted when
he came on at last that It willingly for
gave the delay. Tltien struck the gong
with her hand Instead of the drum
stick, and the opera ended maguifl
The Origin of Grocer.
Grocer appears in llolinshed'H fhron
iele, 1580, as "grosser," and in other
mediaeval records It Is sometimes
written "engrosser," uiul was applied
to tho splccrs and pepperers who were
wholesale dealers In various spices—
that Is, who dealt en gros In large
quantities, as distinguished from "re
grators," who were retail dealers. The
Grocers' company first adopted the
word grocer In 1873, when the spleers
and pepperers allied themselves Into a
single corporation. I.ondon Kxpress.
Hart Writer Willi « Good Memory.
Harvey Waters, an expert on patent
cases, had occasion to write Rufus
f'hoate on some Important question,
ami when he received Ihe reply was
unable to read a word of It, so took
the missive to Mr. Choate and asked
him what he hail written. Mr. Choate
replied: "I never can read my writ
ing after the Ink Is dry, but If you tell
ne what it Is about I will tell you what
I have written." And he did.
THE SACRED BO TREE, '
fine of the Mont Wonderful Jfnlnral
Gronlb» liver Knonn.
Iu October, IKB7, the sacred bo tree,
that time supposed'to be the oldest
living vegetable monument on the
earth's ( surfaee, was uprooted and de
stroyed by a cyclone which swept over
the Island of Ceylon. Tlio oldest writ
ten description of the sucred bo tree
now In existence Is that by the cele
brated Chinese historian, Fa lllan,
who visited tho IHIHIKI and the sacred
tree In the year 411 A. L>. Aeotrillng
to this learned Chinaman, the tree was
at that time 702 years old, having
been planted In the year 28H before
our era by King lM»vinlplatlssa.
As soon us It was known through
out the island tliat the tree had been
destroyed by thu fury of the elements
great crowds of mourners gathered
around Its ''sacred remains" and held
regular funeral services for two or
three weeks. After the season of
mourning was over the tree was cut
Into proper lengths, each piece
wrapped separately in white cloth and
cremated with the san e fuuera! rites
which would have becu given n mem
ber of the roynl family.
Ho perished the sacred bo tree, one
of the most wonderful natural growths
known to the world—a tree which had
been worshiped dally, one might al
most say hourly, for 2,173 years.
ARCHERY AS A SPORT
THE IMPLEMENTS THAT ARE USED
IN THIS ANCIENT PASTIME.
Besides Rovr nnd Arrow* Are m
Quiver, roacli. Ilelt, Tuaul nnd
Grenne I'ot, Arm (auanl. Glove, Tar
get nnd Score Card—The Rule*.
Tlie implements used in archery as a
pastime are a bow. arrows, a quiver, a
pouch, a belt, a tassel and pre iso pot,
an arm guard, a shooting glove, a tar
get and a scoring cartl.
Tlie bow is usually from five to si\
feet in length, the strength being reck
oned by pounds, varying from twenty
five to eighty, those used by gentlemen
lieing in strength fri>in tifty to eighty
pounds, those for ladies from twenty
five to forty. Tlie former are made of
a single piece of yew or ash, the latter
of laneewood or hickory, glued back la
In forming the bow the wood is grad
ually tapered, and at each end is a tip
of horn, the one at the upper end be
ing longer than the lower end, and one
side of the bow is flat, called the
"back," the other being rounded and
called the "belly." Near the center,
whero the bow is held, it M bound with
velvet, which part Is called the "han
dle," and in each tip of horn is a notch
for the string to rest in, eailed the
The string of the bow is manufac
tured" of hemp or flax. The hemp
strings wear the longest, though they
stretch more at first, but, being more
clastic, bear a harder pull. When it is
necessary to fix a fresh string to the
bow care must be taken not to break
the composition The tie should be cut,
the eye worked at one end, held, the
other part allowed to hasg down and
the eye passed over the upper end of
If for a lady It may be held from
two to two and a half inches l>elow
the nock; If for a gentleman, half an
inch lower, varying it according to the
length und strength of the bow. Tlie
hand Is then passed along the side of
the bow nnd string to the bottom
nock, round which the string is
turned and fixed by the noose. When
strung a lady's bow will have the
string about five and a half inches
from the belly of the bow. a gentle
man's about half an inch more. The
part of the string opposite the handle
Is bound round with waxed silk in
order to prevent its being frayed by
the arrow, which is sent from that
As soon as a str(jig becomes too soft
and the fibers too straight it must be
rubbed with beeswax and a few turns
given to it to shorten it and twist its
strands a little tighter. A spare string
should always bo provided.
Arrows are variously formed, some
being of uniform thickness through
out, others thicker' In the center or
larger at the point than at the feather
end, tlie last shape being considered
the l>est form for shooting. Arrows
are made of white pine, having at one
end polnE*"of iron or brass firmly fixed
and usually a piece of heavy wood
spliced on to the pine between it aud
the point, by which their (light Is Im
proved. At the other end a piece of
horn Is Inserted, In which is a notch for
tht! string, and they are armed with
three feathers, one of which is of a dif
ferent color from the others and is in
tended to mark tlie proper position of
the arrow when placed on the string,
this one always pointing from the bow.
To string the bow take It. by the
handle In the light hand and place the
bottom end upon the ground, resting
against the hollow of the inside of the
right foot, keeping the Hat side of the
bow (called the back) toward you.
The left foot should be advanced u lit
tle to tho right, so placed that the bow
cannot slip sideways. Place the heel
of the left hand upon the upper limb
of the bow, below the eye of the string.
Now, while the fingers and thumb of
ttie left band slide this eye.toward the
notch In the horn and the heel pushes
the limb away from the body, the
right hand pulls the handle toward
you, thus resisting tho action of the
left, by which the bow Is bent, and at
the same time the string is slipped Into
the nock, as the notch Is termed.
Care must be taken to keep the three
outer fingers free from the string, for
If the bow should slip from the hand
and the string catch them they will be
If the bow has been lying by for
some time It should be well rubbed
with linseed oil before using It. To
unstring the bow hold It as in string
ing; then press down the upper limb
exactly as before aud as if you wished
to place the eye of tlie string la a
higher notch. This will loosen tlie
itring and liberate the eye, when It
must be lifted out of the nock by the
forefinger and suffered to slip down
the limb. Before using the bow hold
it in a perpendicular direction with the
string toward you and see If the line
of the string cuts tin; middle of the
bow. If not, shift the eye aud noose
uf the string to either side so as to
make the two lines coincide. This
precaution prevents a very common
cause of defective shooting, which is
the result of an uneven string throw
ing the arrow aside. After using the
how unstrfng If, and. If a large party Is
shooting, after every "end" It should
freed from Its statu «>f tension.
>ut in this respect there Is a great dif
ference In different bows, some gooil
ones soon getting cast from their true
shape and others, though inferior bows
In other respects, bearing any ordinary
amount of tension without damage.
Two points must be attended to when
taking aim—the lateral direction aud
the distance since there Is no bow
which will drive an urrow many yards
pqrfectly point blank, and consequently
a slight elevation must in all cases be
made, und for long distance! with
weak bows a very considerable eleva
tion that Is, the bow must be raised,
above the point aimed at. The arrow
cannot be shot straight at an object
because It will, of course, be subject
to the earth! attraction, and If shot
straight at a mark will fall below It,
and It therefore require* practice to
manage the elevatlou properly, and
inu'li will depend on the exact strength
of tlie bow and the distance of the shot.
The lateral direction that is, the side
to which tlie bow should be directed—
depends greatly on the wind. If there
is any, as the arrow is materially uf
fected by tin- wind. Should It blow
from the right hand the bow must In
cline toward It; to the left, if from tho
The distance to which an arrow can
be shot from u long bow, with an ele
vation of 15 degrees, depends on the
strength and ability of the urcber.
The di-tan- e us«*d to be reckoned from
220 to 210 yards. The Turks have al
ways been celebrated for shooting to
Ion;: distai,. • i, ai.d the sc« rctary to the
Turkish ambassador In I-oudon shot.
In 1 TIM, a distance of -II.". yards. He
used a Turkish bow and arrow and
shot against the wind. With the wind,
tho distance measured 482 yards. The
I eyes should not be fixed on the arrow,
but at the mark. Keep both eyes open
j and look steadily forward, and raise
1 or lower the bow in the proper direc
tion. The targets are fixed opposite
| each other at about sixty jards apart.
| The arrows are shot first to one tar
! get. when the archers pick up or ex-
I tract tlie arrows, and the marker
scores for each before drawing from
I the target, ufter which the archers
! shoot back again to the Other end. and
' so on until the whole number of ends
j have been shot. Butts are also used to
shoot at. being built of long mounds
of turf about eight feet long and five
wide, height of seven feet, the depth
diminishing gradually from the bot
tom to the top.
When more than two are used, they
are ranged in sets, each set consist
ing of four, about thirty yards apart,
and forming a chain of lengths of
30. tiO, DO and 120 yards, but so dis
posed as not to stand in the way of the
archers when shooting at any of the
Where archers rove from place to
place and have no fixed target, it is
called "rovings." The archers shoot
at trees or any other object that they
choose. The winner of the first
shot chooses the next, and so on,
the distance being from 100 to 200
yards, and all arrows falling with
in five bows' length scoring, if near
er to the mark than the adver
sary's arrow. The dress worn at arch
ery* meetings is very pretty and be
coming. For ladies, green jackets and
hats, with three plumed feathers, and
for gentlemen, dark green, with green
hat and feather, but this entirely de
pends upon the taste and inclination
of the clubs.—New York Herald.
In the year 1884 great commercial
distress was experienced throughout
France, and M. Worth, the famous
fashion originator and dressmaker, was
called before a parliamentary com
mittee instituted to inquire into the
causes and asked for his theory and
his remedy. The salaries of the presi
dent of the republic and the ministers,
said "the great man milliner, ought to
be considerably raised because balls
cost much more than dinners, and of
ficial people ought to be paid salaries
handsome enough to enable them to
give a great many balls. M. Grevy,
said Worth in disgust, only gave two
balls a year, and the crush was so
great that ladles elected to wear their
old drosses rather than buy new ones,
which would most assuredly be spoiled
in the crowd, l'ay higher salaries, give
more balls and ask fewer guests to
each function—this was Worth's rem
edy. The ladles, relieved of the fear of
a crush, would invest in new dsesses,
money would circulate, trade would
revive and all would go as merrily as
The Ancient Spontoon.
A spontoon, a weapon similar to the
halbert, was borne instead of a half
pike by officers of British Infantry till
the year 178tJ. Pointed backward or
forward, it gave the signal for advance
or retreat, and planted upright in the
ground It commanded a halt. Speci
mens can be seen In the Tower armory.
In the Morning Chronicle of April 15,
1780, there is a reference to Its dis
continuance: "Yesterday the officers
who mounted guard for St. James', the
Queen's House and Tilt yard were
paraded with their swords drawn In
stead of the spontoou for the first time
since the alteration took place, and we
hear that tlie amendment (if it may be
so called) is to take place among all
the regiments Itelongiiig to his majes
In an old play Major Sturgeon says:
k Oh, could you but see me salute! You
have never a spontoou In the house?"
"No," answers Sir Jacob, "but we
eould get you a shove pike."
The (ireat Mogul,
The greatest of the Mogul emperors
of India was Aklmr, born Oct. 11, 1542.
He began to reign when he was but
twelve years old and over three prov
inces only, but he extended his empire
over nearly tlie whole of India. His
wisdom and justice earned for him the
„*e "Guardian of Mankind." nis court
at Agra was magnificent. Akbar's real
name was Jelal cd-Itean, but when he
reached the height of his power he be
came known by the shorter name,which
means very great or greatest, and in
English he was called the great mogul.
He Is said to have kept 5,000 elephants,
12,000 choice horses and l,Ouo hunting
leopards. Akbar died In 1005, was
buried In a magnificent mausoleum
near Agra and was succeeded by his
YOUTH IS CONTAGIOUS.
And Tnnng Wlvei, It Ib (timed, Re
juvenate Old lluabanda.
"Strango statistics," said an Insur
ance agent, '"are collected in my'busi
"I have found that the more times a
man marries the younger lmcomparlson
with himself he wants his wife to be.
For Instance, his first wife on the aver
ago Is four yearq .younger than he. Uts
second Is ten. ills third Is twenty or
"What do these statistics provo? Do
they prove that us a man gains In
years and experience he finds that It
is l>est, for many reasons, to bo almost
us old as his wife's /father, or do they
only prove that as (men approach old
ago thoy are more foolish than they
tfero in youth?
"Old X., aged seventy, ,wlth n third
wife of twentythree, said on this head
tho other day:
" 'You cau't marry a girl too young.
The younger she is tho longer sho'll
keep her health and Htrength and
beauty. Furthermore, the? older you are
the more respect she'll have for you-
She'll reverencoiyou und obey you as
she would her v own father or grand
"Young wives rejuvenate old hus
baoids," the Insurance ngcjit endod.
"Tlicy make these old fellows dress
younger, talkfyounger, act younger and
feel younger, Youth is contagious. A
young wife Is Iwlleved to prolong un
old liuubanit's llfo. If a man of seventy
Insured in my company should marry
a girl < 4 twenty, I'd consider him a bet
ter risk by 8 per cent than he had
been before." I'hllndelphla Bulletin.
A CAUTIOUS ELEPHANT.
The baicMcltr ni«pli:>ril •»> the Anl
mii I Wlien Nntr i\ iitc*k»niicl.
One elephant which an officer of the
Itoyal artillery lent to assist In extri
cating some camels which were being
engulfed In the quicksands showed an
amount of sagacity which was positive
ly marvelous. It was with the utmost
difficulty that we could get him to go
near enough to attach a drag rope to
one camel 1 wanted to rescue. In spite
of our being about fifty yards from the
bank of the river, he evinced the great
est anxiety, while his movements were
made with extreme caution.
I'esplte coaxing, (tersuaslve remon
strance and at last a shower of heavy
blows dealt upon Ills head by the exas
peruted uiahout, this elephant stub
bornly it-fused to «u> where h»
wanted, but with his trunk shoved
in front of him kept feeing, his
with his ponderous feet, placl&g the^^^H
before him slowly, dolitterately.and
thodically, treading all the while nitj^^H
the velvety softness of a cot and
lug only one step at a time. Then sud^^H
denly lie would break out i nto. a
pressed kind of shriek and rem>l(^^H
backward In great haste.
When the animal had nearly
ed a circuit of the ground 'with
same caution and deliberation, h£
vanced to within ten
camel, but not another Inch
move, though several men were
ing between him and the camel
out any signs of the
way.—"The Camel/' Major A. Q. Leo£-^^|
THE CODLING MOTH. H
Pacta About the Dlfcrcat
How Sprarlas Work*.
By n. H. PETOT. Michigan. "
Spraying is an old remedy, bat
that Is very effectual and by far
best means at hand. A spray of parte
green put on while the apple standi
right and before It turns down
the blossoms fall and the
wither will deposit a small amount of
poison inside the calyx cup, which
sons after a short time, dries and w fIH
mains Indefinitely. Now, as the
ity of the first brood and sometimes the
second brood as well enter at the calyif
the poison could not be better
Early In the season fruit tunneled by;
the codling moth falls to the
thus thinning the fruit and saving the
tree from the drain of supporting
Th( Second Brood.
Later, In the case of the second
brood, the situation is different The
larvae get into the fruit, much of whleb
rots, while some appears to be
until after It is packed and scored
away, where the larvae finish their do
velopment slowly and spin cocoon*
the barrels or bins. The first brood
does less damage than tho second, bft
the size of tho second brood depend!
largely on the proportion of the
brood that lives through. A Spra/ ap
plied just about the time that the
young hatch out, during the first week
of August, should and does reduce the
second brood very materially. There*;
son for this is found in the. fact that
the majority of the eggs are laid on
the leaves, which readily take and to
tain the poison.
The fact that the larvae feed for the
most part on the under side of tho
leaves makes the advantage of nnd«p
spraying appnrent If more than two
sprayrf* are to be applied they may be
put on one soon after the first applisa- H
tlon and the other about ten days or :JH
two weeks after the first August spray, 1H
the period midway between the two be- IH
lng n time of comparative Inactivity. H
CULTIVATING CORN. I
Prompt Lac of the Weeder m Biff
Point In Con Urowlnf. I
Tho chief purpose of cultivating com, jfl
with most farmers, is to kill weeds. JH
Yet a very Important object may be I|M
to warm and dry the soil, or, on the
contrary, to stop evaporation and sayo j H
the moisture for the corn. The best *|H
time to kill weeds Is as soon as they 1H
htive sprouted and before they comb j I
up. At this time the ground will often n I
seem filled with the fine threadlike 1 1
rootlets, and If thoy are stirred and jl
brought to the surface they will soon j ■
die. This can be most easily done by , I
use of harrow or weeder. I
The cornfield should bo gone over ■
with weeder three or four days after I
planting and at about the same Inter- 1 I
val thereafter. There Is a temptation | I
to let It go until the weeds b«An to I
show and tho field looks green. This I* I
a mistake, for after the weeds begin ■
to show the weeder will not do nearly ■
so good work. If the use of the jreea- | I
er Is well followed up the weeds may I
be kept down with it alone at a great I
saving, for It will cover twice the Space i I
and In half tho time, saving three- I
fourtlis of the tlmo required I
A great mistake Is often made at this I
point In neglecting the corn to plo*. I
and plant more ground, when eftfe I
the actual yield would be greater 1* I
the time and work were given tQ the ai
crop already planted. Neglect Of the 1 1
corn leads to loss in the crop that Is I
not counterbalanced by the gain on I
the addltlonul area planted. I
Sometimes it is necessary to CUltl- j I
vate corn while It Is wet for the pur
pose of drying tho soil and, by expos- j
Ing It to the air, warming it This can
bo done in cloudy weather. The ground
should not be worked deep and should
be ridged as much as possible. Then,
if stirred at tho right time again, the
work will be fouud a great benefit.—
The Mown and the Weather. Jg
Those who farm "l>y the moon" may
bo Interested In a report of observa
tions made for summers during several j
years at Greenwich on tho moon.and J
the barometer Or the relation of ba
rometric variations to phases of the J
moon. The observations show "few • *-]
days of low barometer about (just aft- a
or) full and new moon, many such
days about (JUst after) the quarters."
Tlit- results, therefore, for tho summer
hdlf of tho year seem to confirm the
popular belief that Uio weather tends
to bo more settled about full moon.
Giclnalvo Corn Diet.
It has been concluded at the Wis- 31
cousin experiment station that It Is lia
practlcablo to raise young pigs on an JJ
exclusive corn ration. "The feeding
trial made dwarfed animals out of
every pig in lot 1, fed exclusively
on corn. While they gained some In
flesh, they did not develop In bono, and
as tlmo went on their vitality de
creased. Tho hair on their bodies be
camo thin and their sjcln hard and
scaly. Toward the end of the trial
they <tvcro indifferent about eating Ind
showed considerable uneasiness."
Slubb on Roaea, Cnrranta, Ste.
Dr. John B. Smith of New jeraqy , i
tells that tho most lasting remedy for
tho slugs which every gardener is fa- J
miliar wltli as feeding \ipon the foliage
of currants, roses and even the leavss
of pear and cherry trees, is arsenate of
lead. This may be Bafely applied to the
follago of any garden plant that Is like
ly to bo Infested, nnd once n>rayed the
foliage will remain safe for a loag
time. All tho slugs succumb readily to
arsenical poisons, and complete exemp
tion from trouble rosy easily D 0
Men and Women.
He—l thluk every woman Is entitled
to be considered man's equal. She-
Well, If she Is willing to bring herself
down to his level 1 don't SCO why
uho shouldn't bo allowed to X>OM M his
He—l would lay the world
feet. She (laughingly >—My
Is there already. Don't assume Ctwll
for the .. ,