Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, November 09, 1905, Image 1

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4 Ihe Dining Room ]
Aly and comfortably furnished—surroundings have a >1
►j mighty influence upon cheerfulness.
A For this season the furniture designs have sur- '1
>1 passed themselves, and we have here the very pick m
A of the market ready for your looking—dining chairs
►1 of most comfortable shape; entire suits just about as
A attractive as wood can be made.
>1 Perhaps one piece will improve the whole ap
A pearance of your dining room. To look, you 11
> think a privilege; we'll think it a privilege to welcome J
( you. i
| >
i BROWN &• CO. \
§rer $2,000 00 worth of new typewriters in use (allowin* advanced student*
from 8 to 4 boars' practice per day). other equipment in proportion!
Winter Term, J»n 2, 1006. Spring Term, April 2, 1900.
Portion* secured for oar worthy graduate* Visitors always welcome!
When in Bntier. pay ns a visit. Catalogue and other literature mailed on ap
plication. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
A. F. REQAL. Principal, Butler, Pa
]| Fall and Winter Millinery- **
* # «
* * Everything In the line of Millinery can be found, *
1 * the right thing at the right time at the right price at |
Phone 656. 148 S. Main St. jj|
You can save money by purchasing your piano of
W. . NEWTON, "The Piano Man."
The expense of running a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum S7BO 00
Clerk, per annum $312.00
Lights, Heat and incidentals . . . $194.00
Total $1286.00
I hare no store and can save you this expense when you buy of me
I sell planoe for or easy monthly payments I take pianos or oricanH In
exchange and allow yon what they are worth to apply on the new instrument
All pianos fully warranted aa represented.
A few of the people I have sold pianos In Butler, Ask them.
Dr. MoCnrdy Bricker Dr. W. P McElroy
Fred Porter Sterling Club
B;W Bingham £ A. McPberson
Geo. D. Hmh Anns McCandless
w j Mates E. A. Black
j u Thompson Bamuel Woods
Joseph Wooda Oliver Thompson
8 M McKw John JobiiHon
A. W Boot B.A Longwell
Miss Eleanor Barton <J- Hilljfard
Mrs. Mary L. Stroup J
W. C Carry r T H [»VV
V J w - J- Armstrong
Miss Emma Hoghes Miles Hilliard
AW Mates Mrs. 8. J. (ireen
W. B. William's J. I>>njhett
Mrs. B. O. Rambaugh E. K Ulchey
Chaa. E. Herr L. 8. Youch
I 102 N. Main Street. |
j-Uate Library
Don't You Need
An Overcoat?
We Closed out a Manufacturer's Sample Line at
One Half Their Value.
In this lot of 218 Overcoats there are all sizes. In the
Men's overcoats they are sizes 34 to 44. In the Boys' they
are sizes 6to 20. Not 2 Overcoats of a kind.
For want of space we cannot describe these extraordinary
bargains in these Overcoats.
But will just mention a few of them.
29 Overcoats, Regular Price #22, Sale Price $11.98
33 Overcoats, Regular Price #lB, Sale Price $9.89
28 Overcoats, Regular Price £ 15, Sale Price $7.45
78 Overcoats, Regular Price $lO, Sale Price
23 Boys' Overcoats, Regular Price $9, Sale Price $4.62
27 Boys' Overcoats, Regular Price $6, Sale Price $3.13
Have a Look at These Overcoats.
We Will Show Them to You.
No Trouble Whatever.
137 Sontb Main Street. Butler, Pa.
Air i jSv l&tih /I Won't bny clothing for the purpose of
J H V ii| ! l II spending money. They desire to get the
W | j, // I f beet possible results of the money expended.
4»i 1 jI Uf \ \y /t'r. j Those who bny cnHtoin clothing have a
Ir~ [- Ks' i/J VI right to demand a fit, to have their clothes
VlwSfriSk'! correct in style and to demand of the
/ 'lu '5 seller to guarantee everything. Come to
jcKf\ lL us and there will be n}tbint( lucking. I
InK *sl' havejiint received a large stock of Fall
—' \ fell | shades and colors.
' I 3 11 1/ MERCHANT TAIfeOR,
fMJi mv 142 N. Main St., Pa
When a Woman Needs Notions
She usually wants them at once. Our notion counter
is filled with the little things that go with dress nnik
! ing and repairing. Buttons, tapes, scam bindings,
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 lias run low come in—see how quickly
and willingly we'll meet your demands.
We've kept our eyes open for chances to obtain
j the sort of underwear that's going to fit well, feel well
, and wear well—and yet be sold at prices you'll ap
prove. Now, if you'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,
i Bickel's Fall Footwear. 1
| Largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of j
► Fine Footwear we Have Ever Shown. <
i SOROSIS SHOES. Tw,:,,t y Fhll sty*®* nongou, patent- A
ynVLOi kid and Fine Calf Hhoes made in the V
( latest up-to-date styles. Extremely larife stock of Mtstes' and ChU- M
I dren's flue shoes in many new Hnd pretty styles for fall. 4
< HEN'C Showing all the lattit styles in Men's k
' V Y HVMi Fine .Shoes, all leathers, und *<i. J
Complete Stock of Boys', Youths' sad Llt.le deals' Flat Shoes.
Bargains In School Shoes, i
* High (nit copper-toe shoes for Boys and good water proof Hehool
< Hhoes for Girls.
, Large stock of Women's Heavy Hhoes in Kaugaroo-calf and m
' Oil Grain for country wear.
■ Rubber and Felt Goods. (
Our stock of Rnblier and Felt Goods is extreuily large and
owing to the large orders which we placed we were able to get very
► J close prices and are In a position to offer you the lowest prices for >
M best grades of Felts and Rubber Goods. .
An immense busluess enables us to name the very lowest
< prices for reliable footwear.
When In need of anything in our line give us a call.
< Repairing Promptly Done. ►
J 528 S Main St., BUTLER. PA.
i I 1 ********* ®®®IWWN|H|HW
HBHi * 4?
£ iu Less Work
:*■ I Than any oilier Washer*
on the market. !j!
if J. Q. &W. CAMPBELL, I
| by Fro'ik H. Siati, j
"The au-dac-i-ty!"
Elizabeth Brown's eyes flashed, and
she threw the note from her angrily,
then picked it up at the inquiring look
of her mother.
"Bead that!" she commanded hotly.
Mrs. Brown took the letter and read
It meekly. It was brief:
My Dear Mies Betty—l have Just left
the house. It is down In the country and
near the seashore and has piazzas and an
apple orchard—ln short, is an ideal home
for a young married couple. Will call to
morrow and go Into details more fully.
Faithfully yours, JAMES GRAHAM.
Mrs. Brown looked up with a pleased
"I didn't know it had—had gone so
far, Elizabeth," she stjid eagerly, "that
you were engaged. When"—
"We are not engaged," sharply, "and
never will be. I have thought Mr.
Graham a very pleusant man und have
liked him, and he has called on us
quite often lately, but there lias never
been a word of—of love spoken, and
now this note! It is positively Insult
ing! Mother, we must commence pack
ing at once and move this very after
"Why, child, we can't," in startled
dismay. "It will take a week at least.
You know"—
"I know we shall be out of this house
before night!'' vehemently. "I shall
go and engage a moving van at once to
carry our goods to the station, and I
will have them taken to the little sta
tion Just beyond the limits of the town.
It will cost a few dollurs more, but it
will hide all trace of our whereabouts.
Mr. Graham will be here tomorrow to
go Into details—the presumptuous
wretch! I'm sorry I ever spoke to him
about our plans to hire a quiet place
for the summer. Now, mother, you
go and be packing your clothes und
valuables. I shall tell the van man
to be here in an hour, and we must
be ready."
"Yes, dear," meekly, "but where
shall we go?"
"Why, to—to — Oh, anywhere! It
doesn't really matter. Suppose we try
that little place where we had two
weeks' outing last summer—Orchard
vllle, you know. It's real country
there, with solitary wulks and gardens
In every yurd and country people com
ing In with things to sell. Kent must
bo cheap thore, and by offering enough
we can get some sort of house, or, If
we can't, we'll hire part of one or
"rooms. Anyway we haven't time to
engage one ahead now."
"Orcbardville Is where we first met
Mr. Graham, isn't it?"
"Is It? Why, yes. I believe you nre
right, mother, but, you know, he told
us he was Just down there for a few
days' fishing and that ho didn't get a
bite, so, of course, we wouldn't meet
him again. Men never go fishing twice
to the same place when tlicy have bad
luck. Now, please hurry, mother."
The next afternoon they were stand
ing on the front parch of a pretty
vine covered cottage, superintending
the removal of their goods from tho
local delivery wagon. The Indlguatlon
still burned lu Elizabeth's eyes. Mrs.
Brown looked tired and plaintive.
"1 do hope we can stay here, Eliza
beth," she sighed, "but the postinuster
seemed slow ill giving up the key and
wouldn't promise us the house sure."
"We'll stay all right, mother; don't
you worry. Tho house wus to rent
and tho key left with tho postmaster
for prospective tenants. What if the
owner did write to him about an old
maid who was looking after a place
for some young friends and that he
would have her come down and see
this. She hasn't put In an uppear
ance yet, nor her young friends, and
we wore the first real applicants. Be
sides, we are iu actual possession, und
I wus shrewd enough to force an ad
vance rent luto the postmaster's
hands. Now help me swing this ham
mock on the piazza here and then you
lie dowii In it for an hour's rest."
Two days later they were settled and
the furniture wus ull arranged. Mrs.
Ilrown was lying In the hammock be
hind the screen of vines, gazing pen
sively at Elizabeth, who had stopped
reading and was now contemplating
the closed book lu her lap with unsee
ing eyes. There were solitary walks
about this village, many of them, aud
the young girl was facing the fact that
the walks represented tlio social condi
tion of the place. The previous sum
mer's outing had been pleasant, but
there had been companionship to muke
It so.
The gate latch clicked, and Mrs.
Ilrown was aroused by 11 stifled ex
clamation from Elizabeth. Coming up
the walk was Jame* Graham, and be
side him was an lingular, middle aged
woman who was apparently refusing
to be convinced.
" 'Taln't the kind of house I want,
Mr. Graham," she was saying shrilly,
"not In any way. There must be a bay
tho end fiir ]>cllu's plants
an' wlllers lu front for her an' Tommy
to set under. She said I needn't eveu
'ook ut u place without the wlllers."
"Bat let me show you through the
tousc, Miss Brown," urged Graham.
"I am sure you will like the urrungu
ineut, and there Is a flue willow in tho
back yard which the young people can
sit under. There wasn't time to go to
my agent after the key, but 1 can get
In one of the windows und open the
back door from the Inside, Pin sure"—
Hut the womun stopped short, turned
and started back toward the gnte,
"Wlllers In front," she repeated ag
gressively. "Them's tho lust words
Delia NII Id. lt'll no urn', Mr. Graham.
I dou't wunt it."
Graham watched her through the
gate niicl up the sidewalk toward tliu
htiitl<ui iiucl then turned again to the
"Might •« well ruu through It while
I'Ut here,' they heard lilu say, than:
"Why, hullo! Looks as If somebody
II VI-. l In thu houao curtain* lit tin? win
dow*, uiid," uri h« came u few steps
nearer, "hammocks swung on the
piazza, mill Great Heott! Elisabeth
Mix* lirowu. Vou here! Well, well!
This IM luck."
Elizabeth was at the head of the
steps now, an oild light 111 her face,
"Who wu« that wotuan, Mr. Gra
(Huu'f" ah» demanded.
('Hello lirowu, a queer stick, who la
looking after a house. A friend recom
mended her to me an a Joke and I de
termined to retaliate by actually rent
ing her thu house. Vou have noticed
how I failed, Hut la It really possible
that you have rented my house from
the postmaster?"
"We really have," Elizabeth an
swered amllliigly, "though we did not
dream it waa yours."
"An uncle gave It to me several
month* ago, and you are my Drat ten
ants. lt'a Jolly tbat you are to be here
all summer. I like the place and bare
planned to come down after a few
days for a long stay, but I did feel a
little apprehensive about the social
lonesomeness. It's odd, tbougb, that
you didn't give me some bint of your
coming. I" He paused abruptly at
something he saw In her face, adding
suspiciously: "Did you get that letter
I meant for Betty Brown, which she
told me never reached her? Yes!'' as
the color rose swiftly to her face. "I
see you did. He hesitated a moment,
then leaned toward her boldly. "Sup
pose we let the letter stand, Eliza
beth, just as it was written," he whis
pered. "It Is what I really would have
sent to you had I dared."
Elizabeth tried to frown, but the
frown softened before It reached her
eyes, and he was looking into her eyes,
lie was satisfied.
Didn't Snfi.fy the Magistrate.
The other evening a man of the bur
glar type stepped up to an old gen
tleman and, banding him a piece of
paper, said:
"Sir, would you be good enough to
read me the writing on this piece of
The individual addressed consented
and, moving toward the rays of a con
venient gas lamp, read the following
"If you utter a cry or speak a single
word I shall shoot you. Give me your
watch and chain and your purse at
once and then pass on."
Completely taken off his guard, the
gentleman handed over the articles
asked for and walked off. A few
steps brought him to a policeman, and,
relating his story, the pair proceeded
in pursuit of the stranger, who was
not yet out of sight.
Next morning before the magistrate
the vagrant was called upon for an ex
"Your honor," he said, "I am not an
educated man and can therefore nei
ther read nor write. Last evening I
picked up a piece of paper, and, it strik
ing me that it might be of some im
portance, I took it to the first person
I met and asked him to decipher it.
The gentleman read it quietly to him
self, and then, without saying a word,
handed me his li. chain and purse
and walked off v. giving me time
to recover from my surprise or to ask
him what he meant. It seemed to me
that the paper possessed a certain
value, and that he had given me the
valuables as a reward for finding It."
But the magistrate gave him six
months Just the same.—London Tlt-
Th* Qnlrt Annnrr.
As a young and unknown man I
went down to a certain sessions court
on the Oxford circuit to prosecute for
the crown In a case of extensive rob
bery from a goods shed of the London
and Northwestern railway. Borne ton
or twelve of us, all members of the
circuit, had accepted the invitation of
a very good fellow, also an Oxford cir
cuit man, to drive out that evening
and dine with him at manor. My
case hud duly come on and I had se
cured a verdict of "guilty" during the
aftoruoon. Having changed Into even
ing dress, I took my place In a private
bus, together with my fellow guests,
for the five miles' drive out. About
halfway there I, as a newcomer, not
having apparently been noticed by the
rest (the Inside of the vehicle wus as
dark as Erebus), a certain Mr. T.,
a great talker, asked In loud tones,
"Who wus tho young Idiot who prose
cuted today in that railway case?"
"I was," I promptly rejoined from
my obscure corner, and I never knew
a man relapse so quickly Into silence
before or sluce.—Fox Itussell in l'all
Jlall Magazine.
Aufoffrnph Fnna.
It wan In China that tho first auto
graph fans were seen, and they be
came very fashionable there long years
ago. Home carefully preserved speci
mens have belonged to the emperors
and their wives, while others have been
given as diplomatic presents. A fan
of this description, for Instance, was
presented by the Chinese ambassador
to Mine, de Clauzel at the coronation
«f Napoleon I. Iu Indiu the very first
fans were supplied by ue.ture iu the
spreading leaves of the lvtus and palm,
but screen funs soon became emblems
of power there also, for they are not
only mentioned In the great Hindoo
poem* "M aha bha rata" and "Ilamaya
na," but Brahma ant) India are repre
sented In the ancient sculptures at Ele
phaiita followed by slaves bearing the
fly fan and parasol, which latter was
also considered as an emblem of su
preme power.
Why the tareeks Adopted This Form
In Their Architecture.
The Creeks observed that u smooth
column melted In the light and that Its
lines were vague and uncertain, writes
Jean Hchoepfer In the Architectural
Record Magazine. In order to restore
Its deflnlteness they conceived the idea
of fluting It. Tho sharp ridges of the
fluting*, catching the light, contrasted
with the durk hollows, thus giving
body to the column and emphasizing
the vertical outline of the edifice,
whence a double advantage. This dis
covery could never have been mudc ou
Then, as tho abacus of the capital
casts a shadow upon tho top of the
column, the Junction of capital und col
umn becomes Indistinct. To restore the
necessary effect the Greek cuts several
deep lines at tho point of Junction, and
to emphasize them he paints them In a
dark tone. Even the curve of the cir
cular torus carrying the abacus is so
designed that the bright light, striking
upon the relief, shall fade Into a shaded
bulf tint toward the hollow. 'lllus, us
Vlollet le I>uc truly says, the Crook
pnwervos even In appearance the forms
which his reason tells him to adopt as
being the best and most undurlng.
Tito Way an ICaklnn Hrllr I.oolc*
When llrriarit For n tinner.
When an Eskimo young lady goea to
a ball abe la a gorgeous sight to gaic
u)ion. A traveler reports Just how a
belle was dressed on such uu occasion.
lier dresa waa made of the lutestluea
of a seal, split and sewed together.
Tills makes u transparent garment and
the girl trimmed It with elaborate em
broidery of colored worsteds and
fringed It with strings of beads, tier
trousers were white and made of Hl
berlan reindeer skin embroidered with
strips of wolf sklu. Iler hair waa
braided on each aide with atrlps of
wolf akin and strips of bead*. Heavy
necklaces and pendants of beads and
teetli of aulmals bung around her neck
and over her shoulder*.
Know white gloves made of fawn
akin were on her hand*. These fitted
perfectly aud were oruameuti-d with
strips of akin from some animal—per
baps the seal. To complete thla clalt
orate outfit this Eskimo belle carried
long eagle feathers, one in each hand,
which she waved as she duncsd.—
.Washington Btar.
Rope and Pulley Wlndiana Tvrlne,
Wire and Straw Ilnnds.
To compress the shock for binding
some depend on the strength of the
arms alone, but this is not a good plan.
A common method is to use a rope
with a ring on one end, encircling the
Bhock with a loop that may be drawn
tight to hold the shock while the band
Is tied around It. A much better way
is to obtain a small awning pulley and
enough one-quarter inch mauila rope to
reach around the shock. Place tho
rope through the pulley and knot one
1 2
end. At the other end tie a small Iron
hook. The hooked end may be carried
around the shock and hooked In the
eye of the pulley to form a loop, as
shown In the first figure. The free end
of the rope is now pulled as tight as
necessary, the end of the rope Is fasten
ed In a simple manner by lapping
It around a protruding cornstalk, while
the band is placed ou the shock. In
stead of having a hook on the rope one
end may l>e tied in the eye of the pul
ley and the other cud left loose to be
inserted In the pulley each time the
loop is formed. The free end of the
rope In this case must 1m? wrapped
with line wire or twine to prevent un
raveling. A pulley made expressly for
this purpose Is also illustrated. It has
a hook (A I which fastens iu the shock
to hold the device while the end of the
rope (B) Is carried around and fastened
to the hook (C). The other end of the
rope (I)» may be pulled as tight us de
sired, and an attachment on the pulley
block holds the rope from slipping
while the shock Is being tied. The
twine (E) Is placed through a loop ou
the supporting hook and carried around
ready for tying. Where one man alone
must tie the shocks a compressor of
this kind is the Ideal one.
The windlass device Illustrated is
preferred by some when binding large
shocks and can be easily constructed.
It consists of a sharpened round stick
with crank and handle and a wooden
washer through one end of which the
windlass rope Is conducted. The stick
being thrust Into the shock, the rope Is
carried around und hooked to the end
of the washer and the crank is turned
to draw the loop tight and compress
the shock.
Fo- binding the Hhocks twlue Is best.
It saves time and trouble and Is pref
erable to straw or corn bauds. Farm
ers handy to city stables where baled
hay and straw are used sometimes pro
cure tho bullng wire and make It Into
excellent bands. The wire Is cut In
suitable lengths, and a small loop Is
made on one end by twisting the end
of the wire upon Itself. When on the
shock the straight end of wire Is placed
In the looped end and then bent back,
forming a tie that Is secure and yet
easy to loosen.
The Colt's Hoofs.
"The colt should have abundant exer
cise on dry ground. The hoofs will
then wear gradually, und It will only
be necessary from time to time to reg
ulate nn uneven wear with the rasp
and to round off the sharp edges about
the toe to prevent the breaking away
of the wall.
"Colts In the stable cannot wear
down their hoofs, so that every four to
six weeks they should Ik> rasped down
and the lower islge of the wall well
rounded to prevent chipping. The soles
and clefts-of the frogs should Ih> picked
out every few days and the entire hoof
washed clean. Plenty of clean straw
should Ihj provided," says an authority
on the colt.
Rhubarb forced With Eth»r,
Etherization of lllucs and some other
hardy flowering plants lins become an
established fuct In their early forcing,
and recent agltutlon In the press with
regard to rhubarb forcing suggested to
the horticulturist of the Vermont ex
perlment station tho possibility of up
plying the ether treatment to the dor
mant clumps of rhubarb. As tho result
pf experiments lu this direction It
uoemod that a decided Impulse was
given to the ether treated dormant
plants. Tho qulckeulng of the vital
processes In the plant resulted In a
tnore vigorous growth anil a decided
lucrcuso lu weight of product.
Like n Uardru Mrrd Uril.
My experience lu lncroaHing my yield
of wheat from ulx bushelH per aero In
lW'.Ht to thirty and ouo-quttrter lu 11*01
{ma convinced mo thut for larg<> cropH
«f wheat the ground UIUBI bo worked
up tboroii|(hly on top llko a n'«r«l«»n
niH.il bed and have u eolld bottom.
Tliifl, with u good yielding variety und
u proper fertilizer, gt VOM goo<l reaulta,
Boyw u Mary land farmer lu an ex
phfmgc. Almont without exception
Tate plowing brings poor crop* of
wheat. HO that I never want to plow
for wheat. 1 now use a cutaway dl»k
hnrrow for preparing my wheat ground
u&d a dUk drill.
A Way to Urrnlrr I'roflt In lillallf
Karl? Winter Uiuba.
IT IH a lUlH taken Idea for the average
flock maatcr to auppoxe that twlna are
not profitable. II IH true that twin
lamlm cannot be quite HO cheaply rear
ed IIH Hlligle lamliH, but where It COIUOH
to reckoning up protltH at the end of
the year there IH a decided difference
on the right Hide of the ledger. Klock
ma-derH ax a rule overlook the linpor
tancc of rcnrliiK twin* Itmtend of Hlnglc
la in IIH In the management of their
ItockM and UH II result fall to get the
til OH ( out of their nheep. When one
I'OiiNtderH that It require* Junt IIH much
time and practically the rame amount
of food to kenp a ewe th I rears but
one lamb ax It doeM the ewe that'auc
ceHafully rear* two It IH Mirprlalng that
more attention IH not given to develop
inw this part <>f the Hock. Homo brcodii
aro not uote<l for their prolificacy
iloliK tlilH lllie, but l«i tlockinilHter IH
lUHtlflcd In keeping any breed of Nhcep
hat will not return the highest profit a
'or keeping.
<|ii«lli> In K«l Unlia.
The flockmaHtcr who IH ruining early
.v Inter lu in I>H for the uiurket can WPLI
to jalyr to the yj the
article which lirlngß the most profit If
tiie market demands fat lambs of uni
form also and weight and Is willing to
pay extra for the assurance of a cer
tain number to meet their trade the
fioekmaster cannot overlook the trade
demands and realize the most from his
business. Some fiockmasters often
wonder why It Is that the smaller
bunches of lambs often bring the high
est price on the market This comes
from the fact that these lambs have
been well cared for and properly litted
for the market
Hearing Lambs.
A great many fiockmasters seem to
think that In order to produce these
high priced lambs only one should be
allowed to suck the ewe. While a
groat many ewes are not able to rear
twin lambs successfully alone, if given
a little assistance with the proper kiml
of nourishment these ewes will come
along all right. I would not care If
every one of my ewes would drop twin
lambs. In my own flock there are a
few ewes that are not free milkers
nnd unless they are properly fed and
care*] for will not raise profitable twin
lambs. There ore, however, others in
the flock thnt could well suckle triplets
with no more assistance than the ones
that have difficulty with two lambs.
This I account for in the breeding of
the animals.—L. C. Reynolds in Ohio
A Rerord Drmktnc Grain Sranon In
This Country.
Small but perhaps as Important as
any Item In the government crop re
port of Sept. 11 is that showing an In
crease of half a point In the condition
of corn-viz, 80.5 as against Si) last
month. The favorable corn season Is
thought likely to result In record break
ing figures, and a crop of 2.800,000,000
Is now talked of by crop experts. This
would mean for the country at large an
average of thirty bushels per acre.
Wheat and Oat*.
A liberal spring wheat crop Is Indi
cated by the figures 87.3 for condition
this season compared to 60.2 last year
at the same time. Estimates from dif
ferent authorities on the combined
winter and spring wheat crop range
around 700,000,000 bushels, more rather
than less.
The condition of oats, 00.3, against
85.0 last year, promises a crop esti
mated at least at 000,000,000 bushels.
The three foregoing crops as a whole
will therefore represent a remarkable
year In cereals.
The Rasstan Crops.
The September estimate of the Rus
sian wheat crop represents a total re
duction In spring and winter wheat of
135,000,000 bushels as compared to last
year, while the estimated decrease of
rye from last season's figures Is 200,-
000,000 bushels, a condition that au
gurs well for future gralu prices In
this country.
Bis Growth of Millet.
The millets have made tremendous
growths at the experiment station In
the upper peulnsula of Michigan when
ever sown. They will mature In a short
season, and, although they aro easily
killed by the frosts, they grow so rap-
Idly that a good harvest may be ex
pected when they nre sown in May or
even ns late as the Ist of June. When
sown the 4tli of June the Hungarian
millet was harvested the 3d of Septem
ber, yielding nearly four tons to the
acre. Sown again June 8, 1904, It was
harvested Sept. 14, yielding something
over three tons per acre. The fact that
the plots at the station are exceedingly
small must t>e kept In mind In consider
ing these yields.
Even buyers admit that the upplo
rrop 1m light.
A moderately good yield of poachoa
(wins to l>o couet>ded for the country
as a whole.
An authority on tho apple crop In
New York Htate estimates It at 28 per
cent of IriKt year's crop.
Qood crops of flax and millet are re
/ortod In the northwest.
I>r. A. IC. Melvln Is temporarily 11U
lug the place made vacant by the res
ignation of IJr. Haliuou, chief of the bu
reau of animal Industry, Washington.
The sheep man feels good. (V>mmon
wethers are selling at $3 per head.
Three years it go they were going at
$1.25 to SI.OO each. Wool Is In de
ntaud. The sheep business Is on a
good basis, remarks a southern ex
Von Hint Caltlvata flyatam If Ton
Wonlil Improve Your Mind.
The uilud Is a very delicate, compli
cated piece of meclmnlsm, ami, al
though maile to do a certain kind of
work marvelously well, yet, when put
to an entirely different use, Its effi
ciency 1m ruined, Just as the ilelleate
machinery lnteiul<*d for producing flue
watch parts would bit completely spoil
ed for this purpose if used to make
clock parts. When the uilud becomes
<let!e:ted to a certain extent from Its
normal condition by tho vicious read
ing habit, It diverges more and more
and rarely goes back to the normal.
Ity desultory habits of reading nnd
lack of system you confuse the mind
with a large mass of unclassified mate
rial. You pick up a book and read u
few pages and then pick up uuother
one and theu go from that to a paper
or mngoslue. This puts the mind In a
chaotic state, because you let every
thing run into the mental reservoir
without any order or definite plaus.
Systemless reading is profitless. You
cannot gain knowledge of a friend or
prize his friendship by u hasty first
Impression, so in reading a book you
cannot gain everlasting good by skim
ming over Its contents or by reaillug
ii few pages one night ami then put
ting It on a shelf to gather dust until
you get time to read It ugaln. Every
thing comes out of the mind as It went
In, and If It does not enter In an or
derly manner It will come out In chaos.
lu Ancient Kuala nil It Waa at 10
o'clock lu the Kortsooi,
Tlie orilluary hour for dinner In Eng
land In the fifteenth century appears
to have been 10 o'clock In the forenoon.
In the hirgtir baronial castles a lavish
hospitality was practiced, but even
among tho lower ranks, says n con
temporary, the "bona fide traveler"
could a I way* be sure of a welcome and
the bent provision that the house af
forded. To shut the door upon tho
houseless stranger was an offense
which tho church would not readily
condone, nnd It was remarked of more
than one who had erred In this rsspect
that luck ever afterward deserted hltu.
The approach of the meal was often
announced by the blowing of bonis, so
that wayfarers might liesteu their
t'urlouMly i-uuugb, grace wan Mid be
fore Uie table* were 4 the
No. 44.
guests appear to have had their appe
tites whetted in a most salutary man
ner by regarding the increments of the
attendants a& they spread the cloths
and brought in saltcellars, drinking
vessels and other necessaries. To
wait on others at table was considered
rather honorable than otherwise, and
the story of the Rlack Frlnce attend
ing to the wants of the captive French
monarch contains nothing extraordi
nary. In the households of the great
the carvers and those who presented
"the wine at table were never less than
esquires nnd often nobles and barons.
—Family Magazine.
Irritant Draca.
The use of tea and coffee, says an
authority, who includes tobacco as well,
Is injurious nnd ought not to be in
dulged In by those who seek to place
themselves In the best condition to re
sist disease, because they belong In the
category of irritant drugs. These, by
rousing tho vital forces to get rid of
the poison, provoke the action which Is
mistakingly supposed to be an added
force, whepMs this nctlon Is only oner
of self preservation. It will readily
be seen how much supporting and
building up of the system there are In
such substances by trying to lire on
them to the exclusion of other things.
The result would prove the absurdity
of the Idea.
A. Simple Mam.
It takes a neighbor to disentangle a
man from a handsome setting. A good
many years ago, when Wordsworth
was poet laureate of England, a worthy
Cumberland yeoman walked many
miles, In response to widely scattered
notices, to hear the poet laureate nd»
dress a meeting. When he discovered
who held the high sounding title, he left
the hall In indignation.
" 'Twas nobbut old Wadsworth o*
Rydal, efter aw!" he said scornfully on
his return to his family.
The Shlllalah.
The shlllalah, accounted Ireland's na
tional weapon of defense, was original
ly a common blackthorn stick, but in
modern times it has been replaced by
the more wiry ash sapling. The real .
shlllalnh Is a young shoot of the sloe
shrub or blackthorn pulled by the root
from the crevice of some rock. After
being trimmed it is placed in the smoke
of turf neat, which softens the hard
fiber, and when it has reached a con
dition as pliant as rubber It is straight
Words Passrd.
Judge—You say that words passed
between the accused and his wife. Did
you hear what they were? Witness-
No; I didn't hear them, but I saw them.
Judgo Saw them? Witness —Yes.
They were In the dictionary, that be
threw at her.
"I have been married twice, once for
love and once for money."
"Are you satisfied?"
"Not quite. I should like to try mar
rying for a little of both, If I may."—
Is the BiittaHit,
"He seems to be an experienced
"Oh, yes. Note the calm indifference
with which be treats people Who are in
a hurrr."
As Incident la the I.tfo ot tho Tra
gedian Mae ready.
Between Macreudy nnd my brother
Charles existed a kind of ferocious
friendship. Macready, whatever he
may have been lc private life, had at
the theater a simply horrible temper
and he was in the habit of using rt
rehearsals and even in an undertone
when acting the most abusive lan
guage—language which my brother
sometimes passed by with a smile, but
which he occasionally hotly resented,
lie did not mind Macready constantly
addressing him ns "beast," but he olt-'
Jected to having his eyes, his limits
and his luternal organs coupled with
invective terms. Yot, oddly enough,
the great tragedian, with whom he
was constantly quarreling, had a grim
respect and liking for him. He knew
him to be a gentleman and a scholar
and one who was a competent judgo
of picturesque effect and an acute dra
matic critic. On one occasion Ma
cready having to play "Othello," and
my brother not being Included, in the
cast, the tragedian thus addressed him:
"Beast, I want you to go In front to
night and give me afterward a full and
candid opinion ns to the merits of my
acting. Omit nothing. Tell me how I
played and how I looked. I have an
idea that I shall surpass myself this
evening." Now, the great actor used
to go through a tremendous amount of
realistic effort In the pnrt of Othello
and toward the close of the tragedy
would get Into such n disorganized
physical condition that he was all per
spiration and foaming at the mouth
and presented a somewhat shocking
My brother duly occupied a seat lu
the front row of the dress circle and
narrowly watched the performance
from beginning to end. Then he went
behind the scenes and repaired to
Macready's dressing room. The artist
was being disrobed by his dresser and
was panting with excitement in an
"Well, beast, what was It like?"
My brother told him that be had de
rived the highest gratification from
the performance nnd he had never seen
him play Othello more superbly. He
was magnificent in his speech to Hie
Venetian senate, the Jealousy scenes
with lago were splendid, the murder
of Desdemona was superb, and he died
inimitably. Macready's face lighted up
more und more ns my brother answer
ed his many queries.
" 'Tis well, beast," he observed nt
last "'TIS well—very well, and, now,
what was my appearance—how did 1
look, lieast?"
My brother cogitated for a moment
and then, with perfect candor, replied,
"I.lke a sweep, sir!" —O. A. Sala's
The Cormorant.
The cormorant Is trained by the Chi
nese as a fishing bird. A ring Is placed
around tho bird's neck, which prevents.
It from swallowing the fish it has
taken. One Chinaman will utilise a
dozen of these birds during tho day's
Jlshlng, sending them under the water
lu regular succession. They wera for
merly used In the same manner In
England. Charles I. bad nn officer of
his household designated as master Of
the cormorants.
Mot tho Girl to Hndore • SllfkL
"We need no ring to plight our
troth," he suggested ns be kissed her
"Yes, wo do," retorted the maiden.
Cs'one of your sleight of hand tricks
with me."
Marital Amenities.
Mrs. Naggers--The dentist half killed
me this afternoon. Wasn't It too toadt
Mr. Naggers-Yes. 1 don't baIiSTS la
bait doing things. . j