Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 05, 1906, Image 1

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Millinery and Spring Goods Opening,
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
April 4th to 7th inclusive.
We invite yon to attend the best Millinery and
Spring Goods Display this store has ever shown.
Onr Millinery Department has made constant
strides forward so that today the product of onr
milliners has an individuality which is appreci
ated by the ladies of Butler. Our constant aim
has been to give the best value for the money
and we believe that we can not only supply the
wants of the most fastidious, but at the same
time meet yonr views on cost and surprise you
on the moderate prices which will prevail this
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SSSiiSSSF' f" ■ Samples sent on request.
■ • fyS
I Shoes for dressy occasions
I Shoes {or the mechanic
I Shoes (or the farmer
I Shoes- for everybody
■ Each and every pair in its
B class the best that money
I will buV
■ Get your pair at
I Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N. Main Street. |
iPatterson Bros. 1
(Successors to Brown & Co.) ©
I Furniture and Carpets. |
0 We respectfully solicit a share of your ©
0 patronage. ©
@ New goods arriving dally, inviting ®
® your inspection. ®
II 136 N. Main Street, Butler, Pa. @
I j**E
tj Do It, Now! I
1[ Your Wall Papering. I
i} We have just received a Car Load of Cheap andw
i Priced Wall Paper that we intend to sell at Bar-w
•rgain Prices. Just what you want for tenement houses?!?
tffand rooms where a nice paper is required at a small cost.H?
If You Can't Afford to Miss This,
Eyth Bros., |
_ * ■;
I Duffy's Store. 1
I Mot ohe bit too early to think of that new Carpet, orß
■ perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpetß
I size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-B
B pet stock is one of the largest and best assorted in But-B
B ler county. Among which will be found the following:
H Heavy two and three ply 65c per yd and up
H Beet cotton chain 50c per yd and up
H Simply no wear ont to these yd
Light made, bnt very Good ®sc per yd up
Body and Tapestry Brussels, Half and Alj Wool Ingrains
H Prettiest Carpet made, as durable too. ...... f 1.85
B RAG CARPETS, Genuine old-fashioned weave.
B MATTING. Hemp and Straw.
Axminster Rugs, Beauties too. 422 each and up
■ Brussels Rngs, Tapestry and Body #l2 each and up
H Ingrain Druggets. All and Half Wool $ b each and np
Linoleums, Inlaid and Common, all widths and grades.
Oil Cloths, Floor. Table, Shelf and Stair.
Lace Curtains. I'ortierg, Window Shades, Curtain Poles; Small Hearth
■ Rngs, all styles and sizes.
I Duffy's Store.
J Bickers Footwear]!
H , H
A (gv /gg| A Grand Display of Fine fcj
Footwear in all the 14
Latest Styles. fj
n ./s#s 'J* We are showing many £4
\ s* j st y' es in Ladies' Fine Shoes *2
and Oxfords at prices sure
!m A / Large stock of Men's and
m Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox-
orc^s ' n styles. kj
V Dar g a i ns j n Men's W
and Boys' working shoes. M
>A . f Repairing promptly done.
128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA.
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The following graduates ot the Boiler Business College have Just accepted positions as
follows• I H Alexander, bookkeeper, Wabash It. K. Co.. Pittsburg; lay Thompson,
stenographer. I' S I votopment Co.. 4th Ave., Pittsburg; Emma Burr
f'ltt sbuuk Krduotion Co.. New Kensington. Pa.; Pearl Sny.ler, stenographer. T»»e Bracb
street Co . rittsburg; K. I'. Frederl-'k, stenographer, \Vab:ish R. K. Co.. 1 lttsburg. Kosenna
McLaughlin, stenographer, Baird Machinery Co , Pittsburg; Anna Bunday, stenosrapl i r.
Salvage Security Co.. Pittsburg; 4th Ave ; Winifred Shaffer, better position, stenographer.
Ger Vou"nE men^nd d w^en^R U Kfi;LTS TALK. Attend a school that DOES secure posi
tlons -and GOOD ones—for its graduates. SOME schools PROMISE—we 1 EHI'OUM.
tiroes as many calls as we can fill. Come in and see the letters—we shall be pleased
show them to you. Now Is tbe time to enter.
SUiy enter ANY time. Catalogue and circulars mailed on application Correspondence
invited. Visitors ALWAYS welcome. When in Butler, pay us a visit.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
The Great $5 Clothing Sale
is on again this month. But that will end it —no more
after this month. Garments for which we would ask
full price under norma! conditions.
No matter how little the price, its a high standard
that rules here —annoyingly so to those of our com
petitors who even attempt to match the values
This $5.00 Clothing Sale Is a
Mighty Strong Proposition.
$5.00 buys choice of several hundred rattling good
suits and overcoats that cannot be matched in any
other Butler store in season or out of season for less
than $lO to $12.50.
137 South Main Street. Butler, Pa.
| Spring and Summer Millinery. |
**' Everything in the line of Millinery can be found, fjt
•p the right thing at the right time at the right price at
3? n?
!*. I ; P ; h ;° ne ••• S. Main St. jjj
MEN 1 # ijjpf
Woni buy clothing for the purpose of fJi , I nrt
spending money. They desire to get the Jj) ' jV;Xnij II
best possible results of the money expended. in I >} '/ 'f
Those who buy custom clothing have a W J -!J.y \ if
right to demand a fit, to have their clothes I Pi 1 L MS' Sjj'ivl
correct in style and to demand of the Ail ! < ,„y A\ 1
seller to guarantee everything. Come to /j\ V|j
us and there will be nathing lacking. | •' '.£> A'<." a
have just received a large stock of Spring -v v, ,| 8
and Summer suitings in the latest styles, \ [ \ .
9hades and colors. I \ ra ' \ ') I I
G. F. KECK, ! \fflP| J
142 N. Main St., f&utl<?r, P4 Plfi
; | Acme Washers |
DJ More Work,
Tbau anj othet Wastiei||
I J. Q. & W. CAMPBELL, l
/ You see we are as usual, the early bird. Our line 7
? of Spring Suits for Men, Boys and Children is here and \
S open for your inspection. The handsomest styles and \
\ patterns you ever laid eyes on. You never saw their/
\ equal. The envy of all local merchant tailors. Heavy/
C padded shoulders, hand-quilted breasts, hand-made button )
S holes, in fact so snappy and well built as to \
/ We Defy Any Merchant Tailor to Equal Them! N
v We are always first. You do the same by buying i
/ early. Prices considered, Hamburger make considered, f
J style, quality, make, wear and patterns considered, in fact ?
everything considered, you'll find this the only place to buy. ?
J The Famous Skolney Suits for Children are here and ?
Sread> to be worn by the best dressed Children of Butler. /
| Douthett & Graham.
Just received the largest assortment of sewing machines we ever hadH
in stock. We have an expert sewing machine repair man at
prices. K'
Henry Biehl, 1
Schedule 111 effect Jan. 1, 1 !100
Trai. s leave BUTLER as follows:
For Allegheny and way -tali on#, 6:15 and 10 35 a
•n, and 4.2J p. m. week days; 7.20 a. m. and 5.05
p. in. Snudaj .
F»r Pittsburg and way nutlet:? 8.10 a. in. and 2.30 i».
m. week dayn.
For ll'alrsTillo Intersection, Alto«»Da, Harrinbttrg,
Philadelphia and tlio East.6.ls aud 10 35 a m. and
2.30 1». m week d»y«; 7-20 a. m. Sud<L- ; >h.
as follows:
F.r Buffalo 8.10 a. m. week .lays; 7.20 a, m. Mm
For Kod Punk oil ( icy, 6.15 i 8.40,10.3. j a. oi.
and 4.20 p. in. wetH «li|3 c* 7.20 in. %nq 5.05 J'. m.
F«»r Kittantiing a nd way stations, 6.15 and 10.35 a.
m. and 4.20 p. m. w«-ek days; 7.2" a. m. and 5.05
p. in. Sunday a.
Foi detailed iuformatior, apply to ticket agent or
*'!<!rea» Thoa. K. Watt, l ass. Agt. WfathWQ District,
HOO '•'iftk* A^enn* 4 WtUlmrg,
W. \V. ATTKIirtUUY. J a WOoD
Gen 1 Manager. Pas >'r Traffic Manager.
GEO VV VOTD. Gmeral Passenger Age aI.
BK&P It It
Time table in effect Nov. It), 1905.
Passenger trains leave and arrive at
Bntler as follows:
-7:30 a. in., mixed for Punxsutawney,
Dn Boia and intermediate stutione.
10:33 a. m. daily, vestibnled day ex
press for Buffalo, connects at Ashford,
week days, for Rochester.
5:50 p. in. local for Punx'y, Du Boia
and intermediate stations. -
11:31 p. m. night express for Buffalo
and Rochester
Arrive prom north.
6:10 a, m. <Jaily, night e*pro33 from I
Buffalo and Rochester.
9:rfoa.m. week days, accomodation
from Dußois.
4:50 p.m. daily, vestibnled day express j
from Buffalo. ' Has connection at Ash- |
ford week days from Rochester.
8:07 p.m. week days, mixed train j
from Du Bois and P.v^p^spVawn^y.
f rainy laave tne B. <!fc O. Station, j
Pittsburg, for Buffalo and Rochester j
at U:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.. and for local j
points as far as Dußoia daily at 4:20 p.
m. week dava.
Wintieltl U Co Tiinp Table 1
In effect May 29th, 1908.
Leaves We.t Wiuflulil. 7 30 2 45
" I»ug k '.ville .. 745 300
" Iron Bridge 755 310
" Winfield Junction 8 10 3 25
" Lane 8 20, 335
41 liutler Junction 825 340
Arrive Puller 10 33 5 Of)
Arrive Allegheny 5 0<» J
Arrive Pittsburg 10 25 1
Arrive Blairaville.... 1 05 5 42
Leave Pittsburg 3 05
Leave Blairaville 7 50 2 15
44 Allegheny 8 f £2O
44 Bntler , « ■»»: 230
44 Butler Junrt;« t* 10 00 440
41 Lii, t j> 10 03 143
* Vviuneld Junction 10 15 453
11 Iron Bridge 10 25 505
" BoggsrlUe lo 35 515
Arrive West Winfield 10 50 5
"Trains stop at Lane and Iron Bridge only on Flag to
take on or leave off passengers.
Trains Connect at Butler vile:
Trains Eastward ijr Vandergrift and
Blaintvii'.* iutersQction.
Trains Westward for Natrona,Tarentnm Allegheny
and Fitteburg.
Trains Northward tor fciaxGnburg,Marwo«.»d and But
General Mauager.
Insurance & fteal Estate
117 E- Jefferson St.,
TIME TABLE in effect September 17th, 1905.
(Read upi Daily Except Sunday (Readdown)
1U j 14" iTT I BT , Tlr> ~ I9| 11 | 13"
p.in. p. m. p.m.l Bi.vtH'iss. 'a.m. a. m.'p.m.
10 05i 4 (K>; 3 00 BulTttlo( via L.S.M.S.) 8 45.10 00 2 00
p. in. p. m.a. m.l a. in. p. m. p. in.
7 l.ij 1 4310 25! Krie. I 7 05, 1 08 4 5"
I 651 10 02 Fairvlcw I 7 29 sji
0 40j 1 OT. 0 45! G!m4 1 I « 1 41 5 33
6 241 |!> 27i CrunteVlrle..—| 8 OOj. j5 49
• ; f>"> l iVfflo UO,Ar..< • nuieaut..Lv 7 ♦ 01 6 lo
5 10jl2 0117 00i I Lv..Conneau CM>.. .J C> 55
5 2112 4. 9 2.1 AIW011„ >BO3 1 B:» »53
£6 10fl2 35fa 10! Shadeland (8 14.12 10f6 "I
6 0712 32| 9 07' Springboro.... Igl7AKi tl 01
6 0212J27 9 02 ! ..Coinieafttv4Hfl...l ft 22 2 IS 6 12
~7 07 u i... t Ar.'.Sf cadvi l le..Lv I j 3oi 1554 53
4 58 II 2* 7 80Lv..Mead ville.Ar 9 20. 3 U 7 07
6 1012 18 8 53 A .Con't Lake.Lvj 7 55 2 23 5 25
5 2". 11 s>i 7 65Lv.Con't I.nke. Ar 8 s:i! 2 45 C HI
5 48 10 fio Ar.-Lltiesville-Xv 8 2J 0 17
■ 5 4:H2 10! 8 43:..Mca'h-iU«4ci~| tt 431 237 882
15 27 fll 56 s -"i Uattstovvn... (8 57 f2 41' C 46
5 13111 4.' 8 1-! UsßOOil 0 12f3 0: 700
5 O.MI 35[ 8 o;:[ Greenville 0 a*. 3Ki 7os
4 43,11 12 738 Krcdonia.. 0u'332 7 83
4 2810 58 7 --A Mercer ft .V 3 4h J 48
fl# 53 11'_ Houston Jet... 10 ftJ . 7 w
402 id i". ? C01....1'.r0ve City io 2S 4108 15
13 17110 83 a.m......Harfisvillc i'W as H a2!p.in.
3 11:!) jß|. |,..„nmneiiton no 43 428 .
II $, \r...HTTfiar<l...Lv| 7 05. 2 lo ....
2 10| 7 05 iLr.„Hilliari_Ai(« fin • 17
3 37 10 II . ... '.Keister 10 47 4 31.;
j_3 2310 02* I Euclid 'llo4' 445
| 11 05| Vr. ..ICaylcr ... I.v ! 3 20f 23*
i I 7 2h Lv.-.Kaylor . ..Ar .. .... '_G_2o p. lu.
2 55| 9 :W Sutler 1 jpi ■*> H>, 4 w
1 15| " !•'» iLr.Allegheny.An 00 1 o w
p. m.irt. in.i —. | '[>. m. p. m.lp.m.
Truiu No.l leaving Greenville 9. ni ..
Slif.nango 6 sl:Ffecloiiia 7:13; M 1.27: Grove
city v.afl: t, n, iluilor U:w», arrives in
AliegUeny ut 10:23 a. m.: connects at Queen
Junction with trains to and from Ka\ lor, and
at Branoliton from Hilliar.l and Annandale.
Train No. 2 leaving Allegheny at3:oop m.;
Butler 4:45; Keister 5:32; (irove Cltv 5:55; Mere r
6:21; Fred on i a 6:38; Sheuango <;.'s anived >ll
Greenville at 7:00 p. m.; c,...ntei* av Queen
Janction with trains t,i aud irom aud
at Brancluiju k.r HilUard.
£:. H. VTI.EY, £. I) OOMjfJYirK
General Manager. I I'aia. Agent.
luver Studio
Has added a fyU ii»ie of
amateur Photo Supplies, Cam
i eras, Films, Dry Plates, De
velopers, Printing out and de
! veloping papers.
Anil-Trust Goods
At about one half what
you have been paying.
As jQOd if not better than
i the Trust goods.
215 S. Main St, Butler
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
££Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and see us when in need of
anything in the Drug Line and
we are sure you will call again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
8. Q. ?-ObViS, PH. G
Both Phones.
218 S Main St. Bntler Pa. ]
I On the Fence I
>. <
All the farming population for five
miles nround said that it was a good
match, that between Burt Adams, son
of Deacon Adams, and Eunice Taylor,
daughter of the Widow Taylor. The
young folk had known each other as
children. The parents approved the en
gagement, and the deacon went as far
as to take his son by the hand and say:
"My son, she is a flue girl, and you
will make no mistake in tnarryin' her.
I shall feel toward her as my own
The engagement was announced and
the wedding day set. Everything went
well until the deacon's brother out in
Wisconsin died and left liim a legacy
of $14,000 in cash. The deacon, who
had lived without any of the luxuries
of life, was stunned for a time by the
size of the legacy. He felt that it made
him one of the millionaires of earth.
The money would have made some lit
tle difference to any man, no matter
how level beaded.
"We are on a different plane now,"
lie said to his old wife, "and we must
conform to the new circumstances.
Yo'i won't wear calico any more and
shall have a hired girl, and I shall do
110 more work except boss the hired
"And what about Burt?" was asked.
"lie must go to college and become
a J.v/"rer or doctor."
"Bv' he and Eunice are to be mar
ried, know, and I don't believe
he'll want to put It off."
"Look hero, ma," said the deacon aft
er thinking for awhile, "we can't let
Burt throw himself away on no such
girl. It might have done passably well
when we were poor, but now we can
buy out the whole county and have
money left. He can't afford to tie him
sc-lf to any such wife. To begin with,
she don't look aristocratic."
"But do we?"
"Of course we do. Any one would
know to look at us that we had blood
and money. In the second place, she
has no style about her."
"And have we got?"
"Heaps or it. In the third place, she
hain't got no eddicatlon."
• But you and me never went to any
thing bettet'n district school," protest
ed the wife, "while Eunice attended a
seminary for two whole years. I
thought she knew more'n all of us put
"But she don't. At the seminary she
Jest chawed gum and played the pl
aner. We hain't l>een braggln' around
any, because that ain't the way of the
Adamses, but we've gat eddication
'miff to pass hi any crowd. When 1
tjukv>ii with the governor at the county
fair two years ago I felt perfectly to
home. I must have a talk with Burt."
"I don't believe he will fjve her up.
You know how obstinate he is about
some things. If Eunice would giro him
"By thunder!" Interrupted the deacon
as ho brought his fist down on the
kitchen tabla with a bang.
"What is It?"
"I've got an Idea, ma—one of the
brightest Ideas I ever had. Keep mum.
Don't say word. I'll tell you all
about it tomorrer or next day. Don't
say a single word to Burt, and don't go
around lookin' as if you had somethin'
on your miml."
"You—you hain't goin' to do any
thing desperate?" stammered the wife.
"Of course not. I'm simply gain' to
work out my idea, and when I get
ready to telj yen you'll say I am about
as sharp as they make 'em. S-s-sh!
Keep mum!"
The above conversation tuok place
one evening, and at Q o'clock the next
morning the deacon was knocking at
(lie door of Widow Taylor's farm
house. Eunice had driven to the vil
lage to do some ' trading." and the fat
and motherly wi luw was just finish
ing up the Inst of her morning's work.
"Why, deacon, is this you?" she
asked as she answered the knock and
held out hor hand. "1 hope none <>f the
folks are sick?"
"No. The folks are all well."
"None of the coirs ailing?"
"Well, fu 'u be thankful for
that. Won't you come in and sit clown?"
' No, I guess not. Tho fact is, wid.-
der, I've come over to say somethin'
to you."
"Well, say on."
"It's about Burt and Eunice. You
know I am rich now. Cot $14,000 in
cold cash—sll,ooo. I'm the richest man
iu Plum county."
"Waal, i want to say that I want
i«urt to go to college and become a
great lawyer or doctor. I don't want
him to marry for three or four years
yet, and when he does I'd like the wo
man to be—to be"—
"To be somebody better than Eunice
Taylor," finished the widow as the
deacon hung tire.
"I hain't savin' that exactly, but you
know that the eagle and the crow
can't mate."
"I've heard that they couldn't. Is
that what you came to say V"
"Yes, that's about all."
"Then vim have finished and can go.
Good morning. Deacon Adams."
The widow turned away, and there
was nothing for the deacon to do but
go. He had got off better than he
hoped for. He had expected to have a
row, and he was elated that the widow
had taken the matter so coolly. In
coming he had come by the highway,
but iu returning he decided to tako a
short cut across the fields. To do this
he must climb the fence of the wid
ow's barnyard, and wheu he reached
tho top rail he sat for a moment to
look around, slipped and found him
self caught by a stout silver and hang
ing lmci? downward, He couldn't lift
himself up. and the sliver wouldn't
give way to his wiggles, and there was
nothing to do but call out. He called
lustily, and in about five minutes the
widow appeared.
"Is there something you forgot to
say?" she asked as she came up.
"You see I'm caught on the fence,"
he replied.
"Oh, that's it? It's singular what
things happen to rich men. If any one
had told me that a man worth f-o-u-r
--t-e-e-n thousand dollars could be caught
by a sliver on an old rail fence I
should have said it was impossible.
Are you enjoying the novelty of the
situation ?"
"Say, widder, I've got to ask you to
help me out of this scrape. The blood's
rushiu' to my head till my ears roar."
"But as long us It's blue blood it
won't hurt you. Take it calmly, dea
con Ail the wriggling around you can
tto won't tear the cloth nor break the
sliver. I'm going back to the house."
"What! You golu' to leave me here
huug up like this?"
"I'm going back to the house to skim
the milk uud get ready for churning."
X Aali ke a vscae in
: utes more. My bead's almost bustin'
"I shall be back In n quarter of an
hour. While I'm gone you do some
thinking. Think about Burt and Eu
nice. Tliink übout tliat f-o-u-r-t-e-e-n
thousand dollars; think yvhat a fool you
are trying to make of yourself. You've
pot the swell head, deacon, and the
rush of blo<>d will be good for It. Be
cause you've got #14,000 you are ready
to swell irp and bust and make your
self a laughingstock. Get hold of your
self and get your common sense back."
"Don't leave me, widder!"
Hut she did. She went to the house
and dallied around for a long twenty
minutes and then returned. The dea
con had been thinking. He was red in
the face, and his nose was bleeding,
and there was a roar like Niagara In
his head.
"Widder," he said as he became
aware that she had returned.
"I've got f-o-u-r-t-e-e-n thousand dol
lars. and I'm goin' to give Burt and
Eunice $3,000 of It for a marriage pres
"Very nice, I'm sure," replied the
widow as she brought the ax and chop
ped the sliver and let him tumble to
the ground.
FetieliUm—Nen* Style.
The case of a German student who
is reported to have been arrested for
stealing plaits of human hair is an ex
ample of what has been called fetich
ism, a not Inapt use of an old term
for an old tendency. A certain 'de
ceased English nobleman of the pres
ent generation who used to pocket the
silver spoons of others when he went
into society was never believed to do
so in order to enrich himself. He was
wealthy. A few years ago in a Man
chester court an elderly man of many
convictions was before the Judge. He
was not a mercenary thief. He had
always stolen one particular thing, to
the exclusion of all others—shovels.
Similarly, one remembers a woman
thief, with a long record of previous
convictions, whose theft was always
of one kind, and that not of a remu
nerative description. Her fetich was
newly washed clothes hanging upon a
line to dry, and she never tried to pos
sess herself of anything else. Fetich
ism is not confined to criminal psy
chology. There seems a strain of it In
the normal mind. A distinguished uni
versity graduate and traveler told me
i that he found fetichism so universal
that much of his recreation in going
through the world lay in a constant at
tempt to discover the fetich of each
person he met.—Manchester Guardian.
The Ilnliainnua.
A most curious utensil of a Bahaman
dwelling is a big cement oven, like a
cone, at the back of the house. In this
the family bread is baked. Bahamans
are physiologically starved, and their
thin, attenuated forms show it. An
unvarying diet of fish and fruit Is not
nourishing enough, and the fact speaks
for Itself in these islanders. The white
Bahamans are homely and sallow un
less burned so that complexion Is a
thing of the past. They rarely—some
never—wear shoes; hence feet in these
latitudes are feet and not merely the
ends of legs. I used to gaze in admira
tion at the feet that daily and nightly
visited our schooner. The owners of
the appendages could walk where a
shod foot could not bear to tread. The
skin becomes tougher thail leather.
Black Bahamans are the finest speci
mens of the negro race to be seen out
side of Africa—strapping fellows with
magnificent arms and chests, but they
are dreadful beggars and dreadful
liars.—London Chronicle.
liirt-li Ilark Shorn.
Shoes and other articles besides bas
kets and cabinets are manufactured
from birch bark by the Russian peas
antry. The bark from which these ar
ticles are made is from the inner skin
of the Russian birch tree, common in
almost all parts of the empire. It is
gathered spring and fall, and the proc
ess Is a very simple one. An Incision Is
first made around the trunk of the
tree, and the peasants have a knack of
tearing or unwinding the bark from
the starting point, Avlilch gives them a
strip of even width that they wind
into a bail and keep through the win
ter until It is dry enough to use. It is
then made into shoes, baskets and oth
er useful articles. The bark shoes are
universally worn by the Russian peas
antry. Other shoes used in winter are
made of sheep's wool. These are man
ufactured by itinerant cobblers who
travel from house to'house, using the
peasants' own materials.
A Llghlhautc Whieli I* Without a
Uttht of It* Own.
Tfia most extraordinary of all light
houses is to be fouud on Arnish rock,
Stornoway bay, a rock which is sepa
rated from the island of Lewis by a
channel over 500 feet wide. It is in the
Hebrides, Scotland. On this rock a
■jcouicai beacon Is erected, and on its
summit a lantern is fixed, from which,
night after night, shines a light which
Is seen by the fishermen far and wide.
Yet there is no burning lamp In the
lantern, and no attendant ever goes to
It, for the simple reason that there is
no lamp to attend to, no wick to train
and no oil well to replenish.
The way in which this peculiar light
house is illuminated is this: "On the
island of Lewis, 500 feet or so away,
is a lighthouse, and from a window in
the tower a stream of light is project
ed on a mirror in the lantern on the
summit of Arnish rock. These rays
are reflected to an arrangement of
prisms and by their action are con
verged to a focus outside the lantern,
from which they diverge in the neces
sary direction."
The consequence is that to all Intents
and purposes a lighthouse exists which
has neither lamp nor lighthouse keeper
and yet which gives as serviceable a
light, taking into account the require
ments of the locality, as if an elaborate
and costly lighthouse, with lamps, serv
ice room, bedroom, living room, store
room, oil room, water tanks and nil
other accessories, were erected on the
summit of the rock.
Jara'n Wonderful Lake of noiliiitf
Mud and Slime.
The greatest natural wonder in Java,
if not in tlie entire world, Is the justly
celebrated Gheko Kamdka Gumko,*or
.Home of the Hot Devils, known to the
world as the Island of Fire. This geo
logical singularity Is really a lake of
boiling mud situated at about the cen
ter of the plains of Grobogana nnd Is
called an Island because the great em
erald sea uf vegetation which surrounds
it gives it that appearance. The Island
is about two miles in circumference
and Is situated at a distance of almost
exactly fifty miles from Solo. Near the
center of this geological frea"k immense
columns of soft hot mud may bo seen
continually rising and falling like great
timbers thrust through the boiling sub
stratum by glaut bands and then again
quickly withdrawn. Besides the phe
nomenon of boiling mud there
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:ire scores of gigantic bubbles of hot
slime that till up like huge balloons and
keep up a series of constant explosions,
the iutensity of the detonations vary
ing with the size of the bubble. In
times past, so the Javanese authorities
say, there was a tall, 6pirellke column
of baked mud on the west side of the
lake which constantly belched a pure
stream of cold water, but this has long
I been obliterated, and everything Is now
a seething mass of bubbling mud and
slime, a marvel to the visitors who
1 come from great distances to see It.
Burma Costou..
Two ceremonies in Burma mark when
childhood stops and manhood or wom
anhood begins. The boys have their
thighs tattooed and the girls their ears
bored. The boring of a girl's ears Is
commenced with a needle, and the
puncture Is gradually Increased until
the tip of the finger can be Introduced.
The enlarging process 13 the one car
ried out In the Polynesian Islands,
where a native can carry a good sized*
knife hanging in the lobe of his ear.
The ugliest mutilation is that of the
Eskimo, who punches a hole in his
cheek and puts a bone stud into it The
Burmese boy suffers great pain from
the elaborate ornamentation of his legs,
which are decorated In blue and red
Dlmiw Prevented by Sanitary* Hous
ing: and Feeding:.
By GEORGE M. ROMMEL, bureau of
animal industry.
" Hogs must be given dry and well
.ventilated quarters, which must be
kept clean. Contrary to common be
lief, bogs have some habits which
raise them above other domestic ani
mals from the standpoint of cleanli
ness. For example, unless compelled
to do so, a hog will not sleep in its
own filth. If part of the floor of the
pen Is raised and kept well bedded
with straw, while the rest is not, all
excrement will be left on the unbed
ded portion of the floor, and the bed
jtself will always be clean. Feeding
and drinking places should be clean
and the water supply pure. Unless the
origin is known to be uncontaminated
and there has been no possibility of in
fection during the course hogs should
not be allowed access to streams. Wal
lows should be kept filled up as much
as possible. At least once a month
the quarters should be disinfected with
air slaked lime or a 5 per cent solution
of crude carbolic acid. If a hog dies
from any cause the carcass should be
burned or buried and the pens thor
oughly disinfected at once.
Breeding and Feeding.
While inbreeding is the surest and
quickest means to fix type, the system
weakens vitality unless very carefully
followed. For this reason closely in
bred hogs are more susceptible to
cholera than those whose constitutions
have not been impaired by the system.
The straight corn diet which many
hogs receive from one year's end to the
other also lessens vitality, and the re
searches of the Wisconsin experiment
station have shown that this is prob
ably brought about by actually retard
ing the development of the vital or
gans. A minimum inbreeding and a
varied diet, including, especially for
breeding stock, ample range, will there
fore better enable the herd to resist
the attacks of disease.
Isolated Iloaaea.
The advantage of a number of small
portable houses, each accommodating
a few hogs, rather than one large pig
gery for the entire breed, has been
discovered by many breeders. In
districts where cholera is prevalent
these are undoubtedly the best shelters.
They make it more difficult-to carry,
contagion to all animals in the herd,
and the destruction of one of them In
ca?e of au outbreak does not entail a
great expense. An added advantage
is that they may be moved from place
to place as needed. While more work
is necessary in feeding, the convenience
and safety from their use more than
offset this disadvantage.
Early and Late Ea«ter».
Easter Sunday cannot happen earlier
than March 22 or later than April 25,
but between these two dates it has a
range of thirty-five days. At the time
of the council of Nice, 325 A. D., it
was agreed "by the representatives pres
ent that from that time forward Easter
should fall on the first Sunday after
the full moon occurring on or next
after March 2J, or, In other words, "on
the first Sunday after the first full
moou after* the sun crosses the line."
Since the above arrangement was
adopted by the great ecclesiastical
council referred to Easter has fallen
on March 22 and on every date be
tween that and April 25, but it la only
after long Intervals of time that it oc
curs on Its extreme dates. In 1880
Easter fell on April 25, its latest pos
j slble date, an event which will not
again occur until the spring of 1943.
The last time Easter fell on its earliest
date was in 1818. This will not happen
again until after this century.
"Very frequently," says a New York
lawyer, "there is an element of uncon
scious liumor In the findings of a Jury.
To my mind, the best I ever heard in
this connection was the verdict brought
In by a coroner's Jury in Michigan,
who were called upon to pass upon the
case of the sudden death of a merchant
In Lansing.
"The finding was as follows: 'We,
the jury, find from the physician's
statement that the deceased came to
his death from heart failure, superin
duced by business failure, which was
caused by speculation failure, which
was the result of failure to see far
enough ahead.' "—Harper's Weekly.
The Thermometer Habit.
The clinical thermometer habit has
taken such a hold on many persons
that ono. physician has forbidden his
patients to have them on pain of re
fusing to treat them if they disobey.
The clinical thermometer fiend is a per
son who keeps one of these medical
registers in the house and the instant
that he, more often she, has a head
ache, real or Imaginary, thrusts the
tube under her tongue and takes her
temperature. Finding it varying one
millionth part of a degree from normal,
Bhe thinks sho Is about to have Bome
deadly illness, packs off to bed and
sends for the doctor.
liood Temper.
Good temper is the most contented,
the most comfortable, state of the soul;
the greatest happiness both for those
who possess it and for those who
reel Its influence. With gentleness In
his own character, comfort in his home
and good temper in his wife the earth
ly folieity lit man is complete.— Anon.
The Aaancr.
"Why should we cast our bread on
the waters?" asked the Sabbath school
"Becuz dey'll arrest youse fer t'row
ln' scraps in de street," was the know
ing response of little Mickey Flynn.—
Louisville Courier-Journal.