Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, July 12, 1906, Image 1

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I Great Cut Price Sale |
9 Of all Odd Lots in Summer
I Shoes and Oxfords. 1
I Saturday at 9 a.m., July 14th |
I There will be great bargains to be had B
I all through this immense stock Don't fail
E to get some of these great bargains. t
B Remember the date. July 14-th f|
8 B. C. Huselton, I
I Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N. Main Street. g|
II II —l—»
Big July Clearance Sale !
Now Going on All Week
To Saturday Evening, July 14th.
, "Grand bargains in all departments, including ,
' White and Colored Wash Goods, Silks, Dress
Goods, Muslins, Bed Spreads, Lace Curtains, t
Millinery, Underwear, Hosiery, Table Linens,
i Napkins, Towels. Towellings, Calicoes, i
Ginghams, etc.
' All Summer Goods Must be Closed Out.
postoct/ctbox" I Samples sent en request. 1
Wliere some of our recent graduates are loeated:
I Sara Beatty, stenographer, Bessemer R. R. Co., Butler.
Robert Seaton, stenographer, American Bridge Co.. Pittsburg.
Jean Welgel, stenographer, Butler Eagle. Sutler.
May Thompson, stenographer, The Llovd Co., Butler.
W. P. Starr, clerk. Standard Steel Car Co.. Butler.
Charles McClymonds, with the B. & O. R. R Co., Butler.
Marlon Nicholas, stenograbher, Standard Steel Car Co., Butler.
Lutltla Bine, Stenographer. The Hostetter Co.. Pittsburg.
M. L. McMiilen, Registry Clerk, Pittsburg Postofflce. Pittsburg.
Prcsslev Mowrey.'wlth Pittsburg News Co., Pittsburg.
Juliet wheeler, stenographer and bookkeeper, W. H. Daugherty ,t Son, Petrolla. Pa.
Arthur Oesterling. with the Westlnghouse Electrical Mfg. Co., Pittsburg,
ilertha Coulter, stenographer, Pittsburg tirm.
Ollj-QrOrthdollar. cashier and asst. mannger, New York Leas< i: Trust Co , Plttabur;;.
Bluabeth Diebold. The Bradstreet Co., Mttsbut'g. ' ' '
Wjnifred Shaffer, stenogrupner, A. W". McCloy & Co., Pittsburg.
Florence Norrls, stenographer. Kemble A Mills, Attys., Pittsburg.
Pella Crltchlow. public, stenogranlier, Bessemer Bldg.. Pittsburg.
liiariy E. l'uinter, lxx)kkeepcr, Monks A Co., Allegheny, Pa
I.lllian Forcht, Hapgoods, l'ark Bldg., Pittsburg.
Va)etta Nigge), steimgral •, Roilger. Flanagan A Co., Pittsburg.
Ethel Qpeeniwalt, stenogtupher, Westlnghouse Electrical Mfg. Co., PJttsbutg.
Margaret Graham, stenographer, Pittsburg Gage & Supply Co,. Pittsburg.
.(erry Eberuart, with the Petina. K. li Co., Butler
Oliver McGrady, Penna. R. R. Co., Butler.
Ralph Miller, Penna, R. R. Co.. Butler.
Lev Schcnck, with the T, W. Phillips Gas A Oil Co , Butler.
Nellie Nicholas, stenographer, Wm. Kaufman, Pt-nn Bldg.. Pittsburg
tiert'rudo Gjrahaiu. stenographer. L. G. Martin, Pittsburg, Pa.
J. H. Alojander bookkeeper, Wabash R R Co., l'ittsbur;:
Fay Thompson, stenographer, 11. S. X.evolqpori,cht Co.' PftvSbun,
Emma Burr, stenographer, Plttsbutg Roduction Go., Now Ivei.slngK.n, l>a.
Pearl Snyder, stenographer. The Bradstreet Co., Pittsburg.
R. P. Frederick, stenographer, Wabash R. R. Co., Pittsburg.
I Rosenna McLaughlin, stenographer. Buird Machinery Co., Pittsburg.
Anna Bundy, stenographer. Salvage Security Co.. Pittsburg.
Winifred Shaffer, stenographer, Germauia Bank Bldg.. Pittsburg.
l Bertha McClelland, stenographer, A. E. Reiber, Butler.
O. E Wick, Standard Steel Car Co., Butler,
■ Myra 4sh, Stenographer, S. & B. C. Welnhaus Co., Pittsburg.
K J. M. Wilson, B iO. R. ii.Co.. Butler, Pa.
■ Lester Bell, bookkeeper, Goo. Walter A Sons, Butler Roller Mills
■ A. A. HcUt, stenographer and clerk. Pickerings, Pittsbure.
John Foster, C. D. & P. Telegraph Co., Pittsburg.
Ada C. Matteson, stenographer. Guarantee Clearing Co., Pittsbure.
Grace Reznor, stenographer, B. & L. E. R. R. Co.. Greenville.
Adelaide Grane bookkeeper, Butler Pnro Milk Co.
- - A. J. Bishop, bookkeeper, BuiTaio, N. Y.
Herbert'E. Rankin, Butler Post. Ofijce,^
> Carl XHeKI. bookkeetier. J. Oram, Lvndora, Pa.
•fenographer. Wood Fiber Co.. Butiur.
Percy Letter, with Lecdom i. Worrell Co., Bitter •
nntlßl'o ;Jj' 3^, e, l ui PP e Uf(-to-dato, rriOst thorough i;nd painstaking biismess
i- an i a ' recognizes no superior In point of oHjciency.' its
graduates succeed admirably where those of other schools fall,
largest'Man,r ur> ', already enrolling for the fall ienu. Expect ttit.
iif y. ear tllat wo have ever had. Visitors always welcome.
the Fair. Selfd Kr catalogue.' ' CUU °" WhC "
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
1 Duffy's Store 1
■ ~^ ot i QO early to think of that new Carpet, orß
■ perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpetß
H ze - Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-H
■ pet stock Is one of the largest and best assorted in But-K
■ ler county. Among which will be found the following: K
■ Heavy two and three ply 65c per yd ar.d un E
M Beet cotton ohafn iOc t )er yd and np B
■ Simply po wear ont to thesa
H yght made, Imt very
■ STAIR - 6r>c P er J* d »P m
® ...i-cTS e
I. Body and Tapestry Brussels, Half and All Wool Tn-rains F
I Prettiest Carpet made, as durable too
I RAG CARPETS, Gennine old-fasbfoned weave. B
I MATTING, Hemp and Straw. I§ !
■ Axminster Rngs, Beanties too > each and up |
I Brussels Rugs, Tapestry and Body sl2 each and upl
' nSniln Drn P, et X Al i a ? d Half Woo] «ach and npH
*■ P 8 ' a a Common, all widths and grades. fer
•Mu OilCloths, Floot, Table, Shelf and Stair. I
H Lace Curtains, Portiers, Window Shades, Curtain Poles; Small Hearth K J
1 H Rugs, all slyles and sizes. |. s
I Duffy's Store-. 1
S We Want to Say \
S Something to You. y
) It's About the Hot Weather! )
r How, What and Where to buy!
Two=Piec<e Suits.
S Half the satisfaction of a summer is being so well clad that yon tan £
f dismiss completely the clothes matter from yonr mind. }
S Two-piece Suits are it. (Solid comfort in every one of em.) In greys,
/ bine serges, fancy Southern worsteds: well tailored. Cut, fit and every
) feature of finish of a first-class tailor-made. From *IO.OO to SIS. 00. »
/ Straw Hats. \
\ Tue best interests of yonr head and pnrse demand that yon bny yonr /
I straw hats here. The most complete line of straws ever shown in the city. \
/ SAILORS, from SI.OO to 13.50. /
\ PANAMAS that have no equal for the price, and generally sold for \
ione-half more—s•> 00 to s(>.so. J
/ And don't forget the Window Display >
\ Douthett & Graham, j
a Bickers Footwear j
Fi 'Q A Grand Display of Fine £
Ij Footwear in all the
M /jlflk Latest Styles. J
BJ fejSK jr|« We are showing many
M styles in Ladies' Fine Shoes A
W anc * x^orc ' s at P r ' ces sure n
ij M Large stock of Men's and
Li £ Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox- i
P J fords in the latest styles.
ri II * J&- I Big bargains in Men'q m
W wor^'n 2 shoes.
WA — n||§Nl!^ Repairing promptly done.
W 128 S Main St., BUTLER, PA.
men "^iflu^r
Won't bny clothing for the purpose of fi, | | ir*wf! |l
spending money. They desire to get the iv \ H j
best possible results of the money expended. Vfi I \\// ( f
Those who buy custom clothing have a VJ JiLt> \i, . | I
right to demand a fit, to have their clothes 7 I 12.' !
correct in style and to demand of the A j-l vi* M\ !
seller to guarantee everything. Come to /• r l§jjjijjf£-A Km
us and there will be nothing lacking. I '
have just received a large stock of Spring i
and Summer suitings in the latest styles, iA 1 1 ,
shades and colors. K "" \ i /j
G. F. KECK, Wi j
142 N. Main St., Sutler, Pa 3
1 Spring and Summer Millinery. I
W • Everything in the line of Millinery can be found,
!j£ the right thing at the right time at the right price at •*?
i i
g Phone 656. 148 S. Main St. *g
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j}4 BUTLER, PA. ffj
Atlantic? May
Wildwood, Holly Beach
j Ocean City. i3ea Isle City, Avnlon
Rehoboth, Del. Ocean City, Mcl
July 19, August 2, 1(» and 30, 190 H.
' Train leaves Butler at Ci:lv» A. M., connectiug with
•1510 l£oim<t Trip slti Round Trip
Tickets cowl only in coaches Tickets good only in Parlor and Sleeping Cars
In connection with proper Pullman tickets
Tickets uood for ptssajfe on Special Train and Us connections or on trains tearing I
l'ittsbnr« at 455 P. SI. "and S.OO P. M„ and their connections. Stops will be I
made l>v Special Train for meals or dining car service will l>e provided.
For stop-over privileges and full Information consult nearest Ticket Agent.
General Manager Passenger Traffic Manager General Passenger Agent r
\ With CldoididL's (
c Assistance
/ Copyright, lani. by 11. C.
From the doorway Fitzgerald looked
moodily at me from in front of the
dresser. 1 looked moodily at Fitzger
"She refused me," he said.
"I've got to go to Mrs. Whiting's din
ner," I answered.
Fitz nodded and threw himself heav
ily into a chair.
"I wouldn't go, you know, after Mrs.
Whiting's niece refused me, so she had
to rustle up you."
I glared at him, then jerl-.ed open the
top drawer.
"Seems to ine. in the Interest of hu
manity, you might have staved off
your old proposal till after the dinner.
I've got to lake Miss Whiting In. What
shall I say to her? I'm no society
"You might talk about me. It's
darned strange she refuses me," Fitz
responded modestly. "Of course I'm
fat, but what of that? I.ook at my
I turned from my hair brushing and
regarded Fitz with surprise.
"She's different from other girls," he
went on mournfully. "You never'know
what she is going to do or say next.
She said if she ever found the man she
wanted to marry and he didn't ask her
she would propose to him. You say a
word for me, old man, and maybe she
will change her mind about it."
"All right," I said and started for the
infernal dinner. If I had been left in
peace I could have translated a few
more pages of that Latin work I was
Why I should have (figuratively of
course) fallen on my face and wor
shiped Claudia Whiting the moment I
saw her I don't know. That any man
could help adoring her after ho came to
know her is incredible, but I think I
began before ever she said a word to
me. It couldn't be because her eyes
were the bluest I ever saw or her hair
crinkled sunshine—l suppose a poet
would describe it better—or her lips
red as the roses she wore in her belt.
One day since that dinner she told me
something about affinities. It may be
that mysterious word holds the reason.
M'hat we talked of is vaguely remem
bered. I know that I walked home
ward carrying lyitli mo a vision of
sweetest seriousness, for that describes
Claudia as she appeared that day.
When I turned the corner, beyond
which were my lodgings. I saw Fitz
gerald at my gate, his broad back to
ward me. I remembered my forgotten
promise and fled Incontinently. 1
couldn't face hliu. Later \ stole into
my room in a .hlef in the niglu.
Next day I wont to call on her and to
make my peace with Fitz, who ':ud In
terviewed me that morning. She was
in the garden, and I stated the object
of my call at once.
"If you knew him better you would
appreciate him more,'.' I said and
launched forth at some length into hi;,
peculiar graces am' virtues. Claudia
listened, an<l when I had finished she
leaned toward me, smiling roguishly.
"And didn't you care about coming
to see me? If it had not been for Mr.
Fitzgerald you would have come any
way, wouldn't von?"
Tii think that she should have looked
straight Into my heart and discovered
my perfidy! I almost let go of my se
cret. I almost answered, "I came be
cause I love you." And this on the
second meeting.
Then because I must talk, and uierc
were some things I must not say, I
began talking of myself—my college
life, my failing health, forcing me to
live for years in the pine forests; then
when my health was restored haw the
woods still held me \\ Uh their soli
tudes, sc, that t was unhappy and ill at
ease In society.
'"I have quite a pretentious cabin
there," I said. "In it are my books
anil my violin. Back of it Hows a
clear stream with trout waiting for me
to catch them tor, my breakfast. >'uth
in? is w.-'htiMsr {flu in- ii,p t«,-
My faee grew liot, for all at once I
realized there was a want—a void—to
be filled. That if I went back to my
cabin now it would be as lacking as
the body wli<jse soul is not within.
"I was born and bred in the woods!"
exclaimed Claudia. "The stars look
closer and bigger than they do in the
cities of the lowlands. I'p there in the
mountains are ferny nooks and rpan
zanita; there is water urrss which
makes me hungry this minute. Oh, I
know about the woods!" Her blue eyes
were shining like the stars of \yhicli
•lie spr,V«.
'-Then sue asked me about *~~~ *
and | toiil L»p •* —'■> books,
11 ui my published ones
mose in contemplation—dry old
tomes—why should I have supposed
that they would interest a young crea
ture like her?
Rut I rambled on, lost in her sweet
companionship, till the sun suddenly
dropped out of sight, and I saw her
shiver in the breeze that stirred the
poplars. Then I remembered Fitz.
"Do give him another chance," X said
perfunctorily as I rose to go. She look
ed at me seriously, but made no an
For the greater part of a month Fitx
was away from town, and I saw Clau
dia nearly every day. Before going he
asked my promise to say a word in his
favor every time I saw her. There are
limits to the duties of friendship, but I
promised because I felt that he would
make her a good husband. He was an
honorable man and had more money
than he knew what to do with.
She was such a bewildering little
creature, was Claudia. At the first
meeting she was so sweetly serious.
She had told me since that she was
frightened t» death of me because I
knew so much. Fancy it! The day she
told me, though, she was bubbling over
with laughter, and I suspect she was
poking fun at me in her irrepressible
way. Then there was the mornln~
when we walked together to church
cud she talked so quietly of holy
things, and there was that last after
noon in the garden before -l'itz came
That day it was the hardest of all to
forget myself and remember Fitz.
Sometimes when the tenderness of my
heart would creep' into my words little
spots of color would come and go in
her girlish face. I scarcely saw her
eyes that day, the white lids drooped
so insistently over their blue beauty.
At last I pulled myself together with
the thought that he could do so much
more for her than I, even if she could
bring herself to think of me at all, and
made my last earnest speech for him.
She frowned a little, then she smiled
and looked thoughtful.
"I think I shall have to teach you to
read poetry," she said.
"Will you'/" I asked eagerly.
"Begin on 'The Courtship of Miles
Standish,' then," she answered and
j. mugning. up the walk.
"I did the l«>sr I could for you. Fitz."
I told him when he returned that even
ing. And I rehearsed the last speech
in full.
"What did she say?" he demanded.
"Why—she didn't say anything to
that. She told me—or hinted—that my
education was deficient because I had
little knowledge of poetry, and she told
me to begin on The Courtship of Miles
Fitz looked at me mournfully. "That's
my finish then. Have you read It?"
"I was Just beginning."
Fitz walked heavily from the room,
and I took up my new Longfellow.
Short of stature he was, but strongly
built and athletic;
Brown as a nut was his fare, but his
russet beard was already
Flaked with patches of snow.
Pretty good description of myself, I
thought. Not exactly patches, but there
were certainly threads of gray. I read
on till the speech was finished, the
i egotistical words of Miles Standlsh;
then I bowed my head in shame and
auger. I had talked steadily of myself
and my work, but she had led me on.
She had no right to call me down so.
Tomorrow I would go back to my
cabin and forget, but yet I knew I
should always remember. I was still
brooding when Fitz came back.
"I don't blame you. old man," he be
gan. "Probably you'll make her hap
pier; but. Lord, look at my money'."
I blinked at him as he settled down.
"Neat way she had of bringing mat
; ters to a focus." lie went on, picking
up my book which lay face downward
on the table. "Why, darned if I be
lieve you've read it all!"
"I've read enough," I said resentful
ly. "1 read what she thinks of me."
One moment that blessed l'itz gazed
at me, then in words of one syllable ho
gave me the gist of that poem—made
me to understand that my Claudia was
impersonating the Puritan maiden in
her immortal speech. "Why don't you
speak for yourself. John?"
And to think I ever had deemed
Fitzgerald stupid!
I found my blessed glr! In the gar
den, but she did not hear my approach.
She was ou tiptoe, trying to reach a
.rose which swung above her head.
"I have come to speak for myself,
Claudia." I said.
The dear hands ceased from their
quest to hide the blushes of her sweet
face. Ilcr girlish form trembled.
"Yon think me bold!" she cried ap
It was such a glorious nffair to provo
to her just what I did think of her, and
it took a long time„ And then she ex
plained to me about affinities.
Some Fnnny Speeches.
An Irishman who was very ill, when
the physician told him that he must
prescribe an emetic for him. said, "In
deed, doctor, an emetic will never do
me any good, for J have taken several
and could never keep one of them unon
my stomach." An Irishman at cards,
on Inspecting tho pool and finding it
deficient, exclaimed: "Here is a shilling
short. Who put it in?" A poor Irish
servant maid who was left handed
placed the knives and forks upon the
dinner table in the same awkward
fashion. Iler master remarked to her
that she had placed them all left hand
ed. "Ah, true, indeed Sis," »he said,
"? ; n£ Su 1 nave! Would you be pleased
W licli) me to turn tho table?*' Ooyle
and Yelverton. two eminent members
of the Irish bar, quarreled one day so
violently that from hard words they
came to hard blows. F>e>yle, a power
ful man v.itii the fists, knocked down
Yelverton twice, exclaiming, "You
scoundrel, I'll make you behave your
self like a gentleman!" To which Yel
verton, rising, replied, with equal indig
nation; "No, sir; never! I defy you!
You could not do it!"— T specta
The Qnfer nnrnians.
One who has lived among theiu says:
"The Burmans are a primitive people.
Tfliey are a very young people. There
are certain marks and signs by which
physiologists can determine the relative
youth or age of a race. One of these is
the physical differentiation between
boys and girls. In early races it is
slight. As the race grows old It de
velops. If you dressed a lturman boy
of eighteen in a girl'a dress or a ltur
mfcsu gir( of the same age In a boy's
itr-eny you could not distinguish quickly
true from false. Faca and figure and
voice are very similar. In as old people
such as the French or the Brahmans in
India a boy begins to differ f.uu» a girl*
very early indetu, -tnetr faces seem al
different types. Their figures
even at twelve could not be disguised
by any clothing. Their voices are ut
terly different."
The Phenomenon of Mammoth For
tuned Xot a Now 'fhinafi
While it is not u very tuugitila
solatiou w Ow - " ua wUo betongto
less favored class commercially,
there is at least a sort of historic com
fort in knowing that the phenomenon
of mammoth fortunes is not a r.ew
A magazine writer goes back to an
cient Rome, when there were no rail
roads or trusts or corporations, and
gives some figures on the individual
fortunes of that day which might look
attractive even to some of our modern
Seneca, the philosopher and author,
was worth $17,500,000; Lentulus, the
augur, $10,600,000; Crassus, the poli
tician who formed with Caesar and
Fompey the first triumvirate, had a
landed estate of more than $S,000,000;
the emperor Tiberius left a fortune of
$118,000,000, which the depraved Calig
ula got rid of in less than a year. A
dozen others had possessions that ran
into the millions.
It is true that these Romans did not
"make" these fortunes in what we
would call regular commercial opera
tions. But they got the money, and
they held on to it, which is about all
that can safely be said of possessions
that run into seven figures in any age
or country.
And, speaking of campaign contribu
tions and so forth, Julius Caesar once
presented the consul Paulus with $290,-
000 merely as a token of esteem and
coupled with the hope that Paulus
would do the right thing iu a certain
political matter that was pending. The
argument was effective with Paulus,
and neither he nor Caesar suffered any
in popularity.
There are many things under the
sun that are not new.—Omaha World-
Tlte Sea Otter.
The sea otter combines the habits of
a seal with the intelligence and amus
ing character of tire otter. When met
in herds far out ut sea, which is but
seldom now, they are commonly seen
swimming on their backs. They even
eat their food lying in this position on
the water and nurse their young ones
on their chests between their paws, ex
actly as a south sea island mother
swims \\ Ith her baby in the water.
When swimming in this attitude they
even shade their eyes with their paws
i when the sun dazzles them.
It* Cl<*vcrne*H of Dcmlku Is One of
♦ hi' Womler* of Thi* IJai-fr Wenpon.
Tho Mexican** I ke of the I.a**o—The
UoNt "X<HM,e" Story.
Among the weapons which the wit of
primitive man devised to aid him in
the struggle for existence with ani
mals far more formidably endowed
I>y nature than himself, the way in
which some were suggested to him by
the objects which he saw around him
is obvious enough, but of others we
are amazed by his ingenuity in their
design and his skill in their use.
The most striking Instance of both
this skill In use and cleverness in de
sign is perhaps tho boomerang. The
perfection of balance, curve and weight
in all its parts is so exact that modern
dynamics have been quite unable to
find a formula according to which a
workable boomerang can be turned out
by a carpenter, and the skill needed
for the use of even the most perfect
weapon U such-that the usuutoreJ ef
forts of the most stalwart thrower of
a cricket ball are ridiculously futile
when he begins to make trial of it. It
is scarcely too much to say that in
spite of years of practice no white
man has ever succeeded in becoming
effective with it.
We are told that there is in Australia
a tree whose seed pod Is so formed
that when detached by the process of
natural growth from the branch it
whirls through the air with a curve
analogous to that of the boonieraug—
we see a faint suggestion of a similar
movement in the gyrations of the seed
pods of our 'own ash and it has been
conjectured that the observant "black
fellow" may have received from this
the first hint of the weapon which he
eventually fashioned into the wonder
ful boomerang. It is a conjecture
which will ever remain conjectural.
Others of man's early weapons—the
club, the spear, the hatchet (originally,
we may suppose, a stone cleft by acci
dent to a cutting edge)—are easy to
uudeistaad. Nature gave them almost
ready made into his hand. The almost
universal use of the bow, a weapon of
much more elaboration, does not sug
gest a puzzle nearly so baffling as the
boomerang. The force of elasticity in
tho sapling would bo apt almost liter
ally to "jump to the eyes" of the sav
age as he made his way through the
bush and his friend In front released
a bough from its tension to fly back
and .whip him across the face.
To cut such a sapling, to fasten to
either end of it a sinew or a stretch of
a tough creeping plant, to fit an arrow
on the string and discharge it by the
relaxed ten»ion of the released string
are no doubt a series of operations de
manding much ingenuity and pmbab'r
much timo for their development, but
we can imagine tho steps. We are not
left wondering. Even the throwing
stick—that very effective application of
the principle of the lever by which tho
wild man added so very greatly to the
force and distance of his throw of his
missile spear—may be supposed to
have been discovered by accidental
means which we can reconstruct The
'boomerang still remains the biggest
There is another adaptation of a
very simple Instrument which we do
not know to have such antiquity as
some of these, yet must always seem
very marvelous when we first witness
the variety of uses and the perfection
to which it has been brought— that use
of a bit of rrjA. which we call lassoing.
Thw value of the noose we can easily
imagine to have been brought very
early to the notice of man in h's more
or less natural stat<». its efficacy in
arresting his progress through a forest
thickly hung with lianas uiu»t soon
have struck him a« one of the incon
veniences of his existence, but we do
not seem to find record at a very early
stage of any practical use to which he
might have put the hlut 60 glvth hhn.
The greatest wonder in the history of
tho noose (second only to the marvel
ous skill exhibited by the experts in
its use) is that certain nations should
have acquired the skill that they did
acquire in it with so few generations
of practice.
We may probably tane :t rur granted
that the Au»wr»cau red Indian did not
bugtn to use it until after the Spaniards
had made their way to America. The
origin of the word is Latin, "laqueua."
There is Portuguese "laca" We "las
so" or "lace" »uv boats every morning,
presuming that we do not spend tho
day in slippers. But apart from tnat It
is not easy to see that the lasso coujjj
have had value without the hofSe. It
is the instrument bf vlaers on horse
back- *here were ho horses in Amer
ica, according to all who claim to
spenk with authority, uutll tho Span
lards arrived here. The apparition of
their cavalry was so strange as to
strike terror iuto the hearts of the na
tives, who deemed horse and man
some fearful composite animal,
The most skillful artist tn the world
with the lasso Is that compound—who
shall say what is the exact mixture of
the ingredients?—of Spaniard and In
dian that Is known as Mexican, espe
cially the Mexican of the southwest
ern states of the Union. But we read
of various tribes of tho red Indians,
probably quite free from any Infu
sion of European blood, to whom tho
lasso had become so familiar a weap
on, so trusted in cases of emergency,
that they not only used It on the gal
loping bison and overthrew him on the
prairie, but actually lassoed the fun
nels of the steam engines when the
trains began to invade their land. It
Is possible that the result may have
been to give a little shake to their con
fidence. but their skill in the use of the
noose has abundant witness.
teen to be believed. At full gallop he
will send the loop to encircle at his
will the neck, the horn, the leg of the
steer blundering along beside him. Ills
little horse knows the game as per
fectly as he does, throwing himself
back on his haunches into the best
possible position to stand the shock
and tho strain which he knows will
arrive when the rope is drawn tight, of
which one end is about the steer and
the other is fastened to the horn of
the big Spanish saddle. The horse
stands Arm and tho steer tumbles.
Sometimes tho Mexicans will ride'
down and lasso the coyote or the wild
turkey, for the turkey likes his legs
better than his wings as means of loco
motion. and will seldom fly again after
he has been flushed and marked down.
The actual evolution of the lasso may
be Imagined easily—at first a big loop
of rope thrown about the head of an
animal beside which the rider galloped,
then the free running noose at the end
of a single rope. But the accuracy of
aim with the loop is the wonder. After
all, It cannot be nearly so subtle an
affair as the boomerang throw, for
though perhaps the Mexican excels,
the white cowboy is nearly if not quite
his match. But the things that a Mex
ican can do with a rope or bit of raw-
marvelous. He wjli litji fresh :
rawhide "rlata" round the nut of a
screw that has stuck, and unscrew it
i when the hide ha 9 hardened, though the
white mechanic, with his specially
made wrench, has failed. You may be
told this tale—and It Is a credible one—
by many who have worked on the rail
ways In the Mexican republic.
The best Boose story is a British one.
I.lke many of the best stories, it is
a bus driver's story, and. like all of
the best stories, it is au old story. Bus
A and Bus B were together in a block.
The driver of Bus A had the end of
lils whip hitched up Into a little noose
and kept playing with it. putting his
finger through It and dragging It tight,
then loosening It again. He also "kept
saying nothing" and looking nowhere
In particular; nevertheless the driver
of Bus B began glaring at him, and
his face grew more and more crimson,
until finally the winged words broke
forth Homerically. and he cursed the
player with the noose as only one bus
driver can curse another. Still the
driver of Bns A kept saying nothing,
and as Innocently ns ever playing with
the noose. Then the "fare" who sat
beside the driver of Bus A leaned for
ward and asked him, "What's the mat
ter with that man?" indicating the
driver of Bus B. "What's he so angry
with you about? You're not doing him
any harm."
"Matter with Mm?" said the noose
player scornfully. "Why, 'e ain't got
no sense o' humor; that's what's the
matter with 'im. 'ls fa the.- was 'ung."
—Westminster Gazette.
Common Sense In Eitrclaf.
Exercise in itself is no doubt excel
lent, but is It well for a sane man to
make it a fetish? Does it do a busi
ness man any good to swell the mus
cles of his back by wrestling with a
rowing machine or to make his legs as
hard as railroad ties by galloping about
a canvas track? Is there any advan
tage, after all, in developing the sinews
abnormally? Does a man who works
with his brain gain anything by try
ing to Imitate a hodcarrler? The no
tion that the average business man
will be benefited by developing the
muscles of a stevedore is based on
nothing/more tangible than wild theor
izing. In favor of it is the allegation
that physical or brute strength spells
health. Against it is the obvious and
undoubted fact that millions of men
who take no more exercise than their
ordinary avocations require live to hale
and hearty old age. and the further
fact that the average athlete, for all
his sinew and vigor, is seldom more
healthy than the average desk slave or
soft muscled man.—Baltimore Herald.
Pari* on Rations, 1704.
Paris is on ration, like a besieged
city. Each person receives from his
section a baker's card and Is thereby
entitled to receive from the baker at
the maximum price as much br*»aU <*•-
♦'><« 'municipals
lu«~ iiutl his family.
weekly. The baker is bound to calcu
late from the uuud'er of mouths he
the quantity of corn he will need
to buy from the municipals, who dis
tribute It weekly. We, who are not
obliged to falre queue at the bakers'
doors—thanks to my employ, I am ex
empt from this, and a bare sufficiency
of bread is dollvered. together with
meat and vegetable*. —— ' *
dally—have very little conception of
the sufferings of those who are. The
queues are somewhat differently reg
ulated In different sections, but my
host's daughters, who take It in turn
to go, are often waiting from 4 o'clock
until 8 or 9 fn the morning.—"Journal
of a Spy.*'
Japaavse KnglUh.
The following English is of the
"world language" order. It Is from the
Japan Mall:
"Zlnsika" Musk Soap is comprehend
the most useful lohtbyoluni for the
skin therefore it has a great effectual
point for the scene, freckles on the
face, and the sfctn-dlsease. This soap
i» specially made with the good trial
for the materials and it will be used
long tune because It Is very hard.
you once used it, It has the peculiarity
of Imparting Its deslrable,VlO)et'and
noblest odor of Musk tj> t>tber objects,
and at least foj the ftve days, it may
»>« used to scent clothing, gloves, towel,
handkerchief, summer—garment, and
bed. Also, if you always used, it has
a great ecoaomic, effectual point, not to
be used perfumes, artificial musks, wa
ters, etc. It's style is uo adornment
and the materials are made with great
attention, therefore It Is far superior
than foreign macle and its price is
When Spencer Traveled.
When Herbert Spcueer went on a
long railway Journey It was his prac
tice to havo reserved for him a first
class compartment. Across the car
riage he used to havo a hammock
swung, iu which he traveled to avoid
the vibration and concussion. There
was something funny in the spectacle
of the staid philosopher traveling in
this fashion, and so It appeared to the
people who witnessed the preparations
for his departure. The inquisltives
were soon disappointed, for as soon as
Spencer recognized that he was being
made the object of unsolicited atten
tion he would shout out in stentorian
tones to the porters—ho used to have
four to look after him—"Draw down
those blinds!" .
Orlgln of Ox Tail Sonp.
During the reign of terror In Paris
iu 1703 many of tho nobility were re
duced to starvation and beggary. The
abattoirs sent their hides fresh to the
tanneries without removing the tails,
and In cleaning them the tails were
thrown away. One of the noble beg
gars asked for a tall, and It was will
ingly given to b!m. no took it to his
lodging and made (what is now fa
mous) the first dish of ox tall soup.
Ho told others of his good luck, and
they annoyed the tanners so much that
a price was put upon them.
Ambition becomes displeasing when
it Is once satiated. There is a reaction,
and as our spirit till our last sigh is al
ways aiming toward some object It
falls back on itself, having nothing else
on which to rest and having reached
the summit it longs to descend.—Cor
ra»r Work.
First Transient—Jf you had got to go
into business, what line yould you
choose? Second Ditto—l'd open an em
ployment agency. It would be so nice
to be getting other people to work
without having any temptation to do
any yourself.
Still Time.
Burroughs-Say, old man, there was
a time when you promised to share
your last dollar with me.
Kiehley— That's all right. I haven't
got down to It yet.
Though the sun scorches us some
times and gives us the headache, we do
not refuse to acknowledge that we
stand In need of his warmth.—De Mor
nay. . —a
No. 2G.
Present Phase of the Sheep lidiitry
ob the Para.
There is no animal on the farm to
day that Will give us more clear meat
for the amount of food consumed and
the work required to take care of it
than the sheep. 1 do not see why each
and every one of our fanners does not
keep a few sheep to eat up the waste
both in the summer and winter. Sheep
are not expensive. If you have some
roots for them, silage, corn or some
thing like that they get along very well.
I-have seen sheep fed by the thousand
on nothing but clear roots. Of course
we could not feed sheep alone on that
In this country.
The Highly Finished Product.
There certaiuly Is a demand for that
class of meat fitted up Iu the highest
possible shape. If I were to tell you
the price that some of It has sold for
you would hardly l>elleve me. I know
one man who sold to a clubhouse in
Boston and a hotel In New York fifty
yearling wethers at au average price
of 20 cents n pound, dressed weight. If
we can keep any other animal on our
farm today that will net us as much
profit as this 1 would like to know
what it is. I would like to have some
of them.
When They Do Sot Par.
There are too many of our farmers
who have few sheep, and these can't
pay under the circumstances In the
way they are kept. I know a farmer
who lived near me who kept probably
twenty or thirty sheep. He put them
in the far end of the field and once or
twice during the summer looked at
them. We cannot expect to make
money out of an animal In that way.
In the winter take them up and let
them run around the straw stack. For
the pure bred flock we must keep them
growing from the time they are born
until the time we turn them off. You
take a lot of lambs and feed them with
clover hay and corn and they will de
velop In a way that will do very well
for the market.—J. C. D., Pennsylva
Dr. Wiley's Idea of the Farmer's Po
sition In It* Manufacture.
In discussing the iioeslbilities of de
natured alcohol Dr. H. Wiley, chemist
of the department of agriculture, says
in Rural New Yorker that practically
all of the alcohol made in the- United
States at the present time is made
from Indiau corn. The most abundant
source of alcohol after Indian corn Is
probably the potato, either the ordl-«
nary white, the sweet or the yam.
This Is a crop grown in great abun
dance In almost all parts of the United
States, while in some localities espe
cially .favorable conditions are obtain
ed for the growth of the potato—for
"Instance, in the northern part of
-Maine, iu Colorado and many other
Tuaces. i iDptrioc'ti is4v#2z n or bruised
potatoes can be very profitably used
for alcohol making where the sound
a«d well formed potatoes would bring
mere money by, direct sale.
For denaturing alcohol—that la, mak
ing it unfit for drinking— the addition
of from 3 to 8 per cent of crude wood
alcohol Is very efficient. This pro
duces a spirit known as methylated
spirit. To make the concoction still
more bitter there is often added a
chemical compound known aa pyridine,
which dissolves readily in alcohol and
imparts to it an intensely bitter and
unpulatable taste.
Dr. Wiley strongly advises the farm
ers of this country not to undertake
the manufacture of alcohol. To do
this successfully requires A thorough
knowledge ,of the chemlstty jDf -4he
process and a high" degree of.taehltfCfll
skill. The suecessful practice of "the
future, he thinks, will consist In the
establishment of central distilleries ,ln'
a good locality accessible to the farm-,
ers who will furnish the raw material
for manufacture.
Know What They An After.
A feature of European stock breed
ing operation which has been of untold
value to her people is the well defined
aim or purpose which every successful
breeder has In mind at all times. These
men are not breeding at random with
the hope of getting an occasional good
animal. Each successful man has a
very clear Idea of the type of animal
which he wishes to produce, and he
never stops short of getting the same.
Even when lie has reached tt# drlgin&l r
Ideal he is not satisfied, but seeks to
do even better work in the future.. By
a large and successful breeder oft live <
stock the European people do not mean
a man who owns a large number of
animals, but the man who succeeds in
annually producing a high percentage
of meritorious animals.—W. J. Ken
A milking machine now, In operation
at the Kansas Stato Agricultural col
lege is said to be giving good remits.
Agricultural education is one of the
things to which the south la giving in
creased attention.
There Is "no speculation in wool,"
according to National Stockman. Buy
ers are not in any hurry, but art "stay
ing out of the market la the hope Of se
curing better terms.
Michigan now has state inspection
and state supervision of the dairy in
"Dry feeding" of chickens seems to
be growing In favor. Many growers
consider the feeding of cooked mashes
a serious mistake.
The farmers' national congress la to
meet at Itock Island, 111., Oct. 0.
As a remedy for blight, which at
tacks alfalfa fields In spots, cutting aa
soon as It appears Is, recommended'by
the New Jersey experiment station.
One of Ills Inferiors.
"lie says he always tries to be polite
to his inferiors and— Hey, where are
you going?'
"Going to find him and give him a
"What for?"
"I met lilm this morning, and he ww
as pqltfe as a dancing master."—Hous
ton Post.
The Other Way.
The teacher had been talking about
a hen sitting on eggs, says English
Country I.ife" and, with" the incubator
hi fcnind, asked If eggs could be hatch
ed in any other way.
"Yes, sir," said an experienced-per
son at nine. "Put 'em under a duck."-
The ltemcdy.
"Ton're not in love, Robbie. Yon
only think you ure."
"Well,'how the dickens am I to find
cut my mistake if I am mistaken?"
"Oh, marry thu woman by all means.**
—Home Notes.
A Distinction.
Mistress—Have you had any experi
ence with children? Bridget—Nope,
but they have had some wld me.