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Heier Misrepresent Nor Try to Get Rich off one Customer, and Mer Advertise
What Yon do Not Have.
We have something to say now that suits you. Last winter when
times were dull and manufacturers were pressed for ca=h we struck some
special bargains which we are going to give you while th»-y last. Look
now quick. We have 46 very prettv Too Budgie? that ord nar ly wou'd be
worth SBO each, that we are eellinjrat SCS each; and a lot w. rth S7O which
we are selling at $55; a lot worth $55, we are selling at $45; a lot of nice
Backboards w«rth $45. we are selling for $35; a lot of wagoa harness worth
$22 »e are selling at $lB per double set; another lot worth $35. wo a'e sel
ling at S3O; a lot of hugpy harness worth SO, we are selling at $4 25 per set;
unother lot wi rh $lO, we are Belli c? for $8; another worth sl3, we are sel
ling for $10; another worth sl6, we are celling for sl3; another worth S2O,
we are selling for sl6, <fec.; buggy collars worth $l5O. we are selling for
$1 00; team collars worth $2 00, we are selling for $1 25 each The above
are not in our regular wholesale line and want to close tbe-n oat to make
room, therefore these prices ocly stand while the advertisement stands. We
cannot get any more at these prices. Therefore come now and don't s'and
around all summer and then come end inquire for them for they will be gone
•nd that very qnick too. They are here now, and many more bargains not
above named. We want you and not somebody else to have them. Ilurrv
np now get a move on and very much oblige yourself. Respectfully.
trwT S. B. MARTINCOURT CO.
128 E Jefferson St, BUTLER, PA .
A Few Doors Above Hotel Lowry
HINTS FOR SHREWD BUYERS FROM
Campbell A Templeton,
FURNITURE and OUEENSWARE.
fDO YOU KNOW
DO YOU KNOW
DO YOU THINK
Ve have a Complete stock of Baby Carriages.
"VOTT VOW That we visit the principal furniture
" -I. V/U IVi \J f markets of the United States each
season and have a chance to select the best goods ?
After reading the above haven't you about decided that it will
pay you to buy from us ?
Save money. Make your home attractive. Buy while the stock
Visitors always Welcome.
Mrs, Jennie E- Zimmerman.
BARGAINS! BARGAINS! BARGAINS! My stock is now com
plete, consisting of all the latest novelties in dress goods, millinery, wraps
and notions, ladies' and gents' furnishing poods. Lace enrtains, portiers
curtain poles, window shades, etc , at the lowest prices ever offered to the,
public. Notice our specialties in different departments.
Dress Goods Department.
New Whipcords, Bengalines, Serges. The ever reliable and once
fashionable Henriettas, in all the new shades,. such as Helio, Crevatte,
Prune, Eviqne and Reseda Green. Black goods and Black Silks, India,
Surah, China and Changable Silks.
Don't fail to ask to see onr Millinery.
Millinery and Millinery material. Y'ou mav depend upon getting the
correct shape, color and Btyles at less prices than others can make. This
■••son s Styles are many and varied. All can be suited here— from grand
ma down to the wee toddler can depend upon getting just what suits their
•ge and style.
This department is full and replete with all the desirable fabrics in wu*h
goi ds. Good brown muslin 5c a yard; fast colored prints, 5c a yard; best
standard prints, a yard; genuine Lancaster Uiugham at 6c a yard; faet
colored black hose at 5c a pair. Latest novelties in white goods, white
Swiss with colored figures. Black lawri3 with satin stripes. Zephyr eat
ines, the latest and coolest for summer wear
It is impossible to mention all the gooks comprised in this new and
elegant stock. Call and be convinced that the latest styles and the lowest
prices prevail at the popular store, corner of Main and Jefferson streets.
MRS. JENNIE E. ZIMMERMAN.
SP IHOESFOR EVERYBODY.
An immense exhibit of spring shoes. All
YOTJR FEET CAN BE the latest shades in tan goat and Russia
FITTED WITH calf, newest tips and styles of lasts. We
HUBELTON'B SHOES. show everything in the line. Footwear
worth the having—but no trash.
LADIES' FINE SHOES.
Never have shown to our customers so nany new and beautiful styles
as we are showing this spring, we are drawing customers every day by the
power of low prices backed with good quality. There is nothing in a low
price unless the quality is back of it.
LADIES' FINE SHOES.
All the styles worth having have found there way to our house
Ladies' fiue shoes from 85 cts to $4 50. Don't foruet to see our shoes at
$100,51.25, $1.40, $1 .50 and $2.00, tip or plain toe,common sense opera or
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S FINE SHOES.
We are showing a beautiful line in tan goat and Russia calf, heel and
spring. They combine beauty, service and low prices Misses' shoes at 80
ets. up Pine dongola patent tip spring heel, 12-2 only $1 00 Misses' and
children's oxfords all colors. Infants soft sole shoes in colors. Children's
shoes 25 cts. to 50 cts.
MEN'S FINE SHOES.
New attractions in high grade goods of the latest make, sound in
quality, they are straight gqnare bargains every one of them, and at a close
price. Men's brogans only 70 cts and SI.OO Men's fine shoes with tip at
Jl.oo and $1.25. Men's fine shoes extra nice at only $1.50. Men's fine
shoes genuine calf fine only $2 00. In lace and congress tip or plain, then
our tan bluchers and patent calf are beauties, goodyear welts and hand
sewed in calf and cordovan at $2 50 and up.
IN BOY'S AND YOUTH'S SHOES
We lead ae usual in style, quality and low prices. Boy's fine button or lace
•t SIOO and $1.25, sis-s 3 to Youth's fine shoes at 75 and SIOO.
Full line Men's box toe heavy shoes in jrrain and kip at $2.00. Kip
box toe boots, three soles, long leg, at $.'1.00 and 350 Repairing all kinds
done at reasonable prices. Came aud see for yourself.
B. C. HUSELTON.
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YOU A SUIT THAT IS
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A. Lan el's,
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Take into consideration that money
saved is aa good as money earned.
The best waj to save money is to
buy trood goods at the right price.
The only reason that our trade is
increasing constantly is the fact that
we handle only goods of first quality
and sell them at very low prices.
We have taken unusual care to
provide everything new in Hats and
Furnishing Goods for this season,
and as we have control of man)
especially good articles in b >t.h lines
we can do you good if you couie to
We confidently say that in justice
to tbems-1 ves all purchasers shoulu
inspect our goods.
COLBERT & DALE,
242 S Main street,
CHEAP AS THE CHEAPEST,
FINE AS THE FINEST.
The Choice of AJI,
J. H. Douglass'
Two Doors North of I'ostoflice.
J. L. fUKVIt L. O. FCKVI
MANUFACTURERS AND DEALERS IN
Rough and Planed Lumbei
OF KV«KV DBBORIVTIO ■'
& SEWER PIPE.
Adventures oi Tad;
HIPS AMD MISHAPS OF A LOST SACHEL.
A Story for Youngr and Old.
BY FRANK H. CONVERSE,
AUTHOR OR - PBPPZTI ADAM.V "BLOWS OCT
TO SE A,' 1 "PAUL, GRAFTON," ETC.
[Copyrighted, l'iSe, by D. Lothrop <t Co., <n>d
Published by Special Arrangement.]
The curtains were pulled down, the
big kerosene-lamp lighted, and Miss
Smith, at the head of the dining-room
table, was pouring out the tea, on the
evening when the arrival of J. 11. A.
was expect- '.
"I s'pose the stage'll be late: it
always is when there's any thing of im
portance on hand," observed Miss
Smith, glancing disconsolately at the
pale-faced clock, whose hands pointed
to the hour of seven.
"Dear me, 1 hope not!" said Mrs.
Mason; "for, to tell the truth, ever
I heard about Tad and the mys
terious sachel, I have been fairly de
voured with curiosity to know its con
'•Of course, Miss Smith, you've got
the article safely under lock and key,"
Mr. Mason remarked, helping himself
to a biscuit as he spoke.
"Locked up in the secretary drawer,
and the key's in my pocket," returned
Miss Smith. Had the old-fashioned
secretary been a burglar-proof safe,
with combination lock, she could hardly
have spoken with more confidence.
"Anybody might slip in the front
door and pick the lock, though," slyly
suggested Mr. Mason, who dearly loved
to ten«f> Miss Smith.
"The front door's locked and bolted,
directly it's sundown," answered Mis-
Smith, scornfully; "and as the settin'-
room winders all button down to the
top, I guess there's uo great danger."
"Hut our room opens directly into
the sitting-room, and, you know, we
always keep our windows pushed up,"
persisted Mr. Mason, winking at his
"Don't mind him, Miss Smith," said
his wife, "he's always trying to fright
en somebody, if he can."
"1 wasn't born in the woods, to be
scart by owls," answered Miss Smith,
at which retort Mr. Mason laughed,
and passed his preserve-dish for a
"How will Mr. 'J. H. A.' find his
way here," asked Mrs. Mason, after a
"Tad's gone up to Potter's to meet
him," returned Miss Smith, glancing
into the teapot—"Potters" being the
old-time country tavern where the stage
coach stopped; and from whence it
started. A little general conversation
ensued, and then, rising from the table,
Mr. and Mrs. Mason stepped out on
the piazza, to enjoy the cool of evening,
while Miss Smith called Samantha to
her own supper.
DISCUSSING TIIE COMING OF "J. n. A."
Half an hour passed, and the distant
clatter of the crazy stage coach was
heard coming round the bend in the
road at the entrance of the village.
The lamp was carried into the sitting
room, and Captain Flagg, with his wife
and Polly, who had just arrived, in
compliance with Miss Smith's express
invitation, were shown into the quaint,
old-time room, followed, a moment or
two later, by the Masons—Miss Smith,
wearing her best alapaca, bringing up
Then- was :i brief period of waiting,
in which every one spoke in a sort of
undertone, and presently steps were
beard on the piazza, whereat Miss
Smith nervously hurried out, to en
sounter the gaze of the tallest and 1
stifle-it gentleman she had overseen,'
who had just entered the door with
"This is Mr. J. 11. Atlierton— Miss
Smith," said Tad, awkwardly.
Miss Smith courtesied, primly. The
'cili gentleman inclined his head about
an inch and a half, lifter which cere
mony he was ushered into the sitting
room, and formally presented to the
assembled company, whose presence
he evidently regarded with great stir
"Bern' a lone woman," explained
Miss Smith, "I thought best, for my
sake and Tad's here, to ask in these
frien's and neighbors of mine, so's to
make sure that ev'ry thing 'll be done
straight and square."
Mr. Atherton did not seem particu
larly well pleased with the explanation,
but lie silently bowed, and seated him
self in Miss Smith's rocking chair.
Then, mounting a pair of gold-bowed
eye-glasses across his Roman nose, he
glance over the top of them, and
cleared his throat in an impressive
"This—er—youth, whom I dimly re
member having seen once before,"
said Mr. Atherton,with a dignified move
ment of his slender white hand toward
Tad, who stood near the old secretary,
"lias, while on the way to your house,
unformed me concerning the manner
in which—a—my property came into
his possession, and I presume his—cr
—veracity need not be called into
Miss Smith sniffed audibly.
"He's as truthful a boy as I ever
saw,"- she said, concisely, and Captain
Flagg was heard to murmur that no
truthfuller one never chopped down a
cherry tree with his little hatchet.
"That being the case," continued the
speaker, who had a ponderous way of
moving and speaking, "we will proceed
to the business in hand."
Drawing a note-book from his pocket,
Mr. Atherton opened it, and began
"Contents of sachcl as follows: Item
first, white pasteboard box, containing
certain articles of jffwelry, two wit:
One gold star pendant, containing
seventeen diamonds with largo straw
colored stone in center; one pair sol
itaire ear drops, carats weight
each; one diamond ring; one heavy
gold bracelet. Value of the whole—
six thousand live hundred and fifty dol
lars. These valuables," he observed,
pausing a moment, to note the effect of
his announcement, "are family jewels,
now belonging to my-elf as sole sur
\ iving heir of the late Atherton family."
"Item second," he continued, re
ferring again to the note-book, "family
3S_fyUvw>: Fewer of Htt'jftm*
BTTTLER, PA.,FKIDAY, APRIL 28, 1893.
from my diseased brother, S. K. Athor
ton; deed of Atlierton homestead; will
of late General Cleveland Atherton"—
"That's enough," curtly interrupted
Miss Smith; "you have the key to the
sachel with you, I s'pose."
"I have, madam," was the reply.
"Then,"' i-etumed Miss Smith, mov
ing toward the secretary drawer, and
proceeding to insert the key, "if the
things in the saehel correspond to them
you've mentioned, why"
Here Miss Smith stopped abruptly.
The drawer was unlocked. With a face
paler than ashes, she jerked it open!—
it was empty!
"Robbers!" she gasped, dropping in
to the nearest chair. "Thieves!" she
screamed, hysterically, as they all rose
to their feet and came crowding about
It "Burglars!" she shrieked, in a
still higher key, "and it's all been done
since six o'clock —that sachel was in
there then, for I see it with my own
eyes! And now—it's gone—gone!"'
And Miss Smith's voice failed her; so
she began to sob.
At this startling piece of news Mr.
Atherton looked incredulous, Captain
Flagg and his wife astounded, Polly
amazed. Tad bewildered, Mrs. Mason
surprised and Mr. Mason overwhelmed!
"By Jove!" muttered the latter gen
tleman, as a sudden thought seemed to
strike him; and, leaving the little group
staring dumbly at each other, he bolted
into his own room.
" I don't wish to increase the general
unpleasantness," he observed, poking
his head through the door with a ghast
ly smile, "but I'm compelled to re
mark that the thief has also taken"
" Not my Roman gold bracelets,
John dear," interrupted hi> wife,
clasping her hands in a tragic manner
—" don't say that!"
" I grieve to be obliged to say so, my
love," said Mr. Mason, with affected
pleasantry, "and also to add that not
only have your watch and chain been
stolen silently away, but the biggest
trunk seems to have been despoiled of
a dress or two, as well as the fur-lined
circular, which you would insist upon
bringing, in spite of my remonstrances,
" Here, Tad! Tad, come back here!
where are you going!" interrupted Miss
Smith, as, at the words "fur-lined cir
cular," Tad, seizing his cap from the
table, bolted from the room without a
word, followed by Mr. Mason, who
muttered something about hunting up
the sheriff, while his wife, with a hys
teric sob, sought her own apartment
for the purpose of seeing whether she
had sustained any further loss.
Mr. Atherton rose to his feet with
suspicion in his eye, and the little
sachel key, which he had previously
drawn from his pocket, in his hand.
"I—l—do not like the appearance
of all this," he said, in a tone of severe
displeasure. "That boy's behavior,
from my first encounter with him, at
the station in Philadelphia, to this last
—er —hasty exit, lias, to say the least,
hardly been above suspicion; and I
" What , sir!" wrathfully exclaimed
Miss Smith, not heeding pacific Mrs.
Flagg's gentle twitch at her dress
ski !, ''so you dare to insinuate that
my—that Tad, who's be'n under my
own eye ever sence ho come to Bix
port—an' ahonester, stiddier boy never
"Without meanin' to come into no
collision," gently but firmly interposed
Capuiiu FlJgg, lu ycrnuitatv-e tones,
"an' scein' we're all neigliliors an
frien's, supposin' wo lay to an' anchor
for a spell, an 1 see what comes of it.
In my way of thinkin'," continued the
Captain, beaming mildly upon Mr.
Atherton, who, apparently a little
ashamed of his haste, had subsided
again into his chair, "that there boy is
all Miss Smith says, an' more, too, an'
it's my belief that what's sot him off all
so sudden is some kind of a clew that
he's in a hurry to overhaul. What do
you think, Polly?"
Polly said that she knew it was some
thing of the sort, while Mrs. Flagg
murmured words to the same effect.
So, as there was nothing to do but
await events, Miss Smith swallowed
what she afterwards mentioned as her
"righteous indignation," and took up
her knitting; Mr. Atherton controlled
his impatience as best he could, and,
drawing a paper from his pocket, be
came seemingly absorbed in its con
tents, though Tad was perpetually
scampering up and down its columns;
while the Flaggs conversed —ith each
other and Miss Smith in a confidential
undertone, regarding the strange events
of the day.
Meanwhile, Tad, possessed by one
dominant thought, which had flashed
across his mind at Mr. Mason's men
tion of the loss of his wife's fur-lined
circular, was speeding through the
half darkness up the street in the di
rection of Potter's.
For, an hour or so before, while
walking the hotel piazza, pending tho
arrival of the stage, Tad's eyes,
which, generally speaking, were every
where, happened to glance through
one of tho long windows into tho
dingy apartments dignified by the namo
of "Ladies' Parlor," where, rather to
his surprise, ho noticed a richly attired
lady, with a vail before her face, sitting
on the worn, hair-cloth sofa. Guests
were not common at Potter's—par
ticularly well-dressed ladies—and Tad,
secretly marveling, gave this one moro
particular attention as he walked to and
fro. One thing struck him as being
rather peculiar, which was that, de
spite the warmth of the July evening,
the stranger wore over her other ap
parel a long silk circular, very similar
to the one which had played so impor
tant a part in his own exodus from the
city, even to the fur lining, of which
he caught a tiny glimpse.
Joe Whitney had joined him in his
walk, and, noticing tho direction of his
gaze, had whispered confidentially:
" Say, that's my passenger—Potter's
goin' to give me a quarter to drive her
over to Middleboro, to eiitch the
train 'cause he can't spare the hostler.
She's in a big hurry," added Joe, with
a gleeful chuckle, "so they're harness
ing up ISrown Pete, and there isn't but
one better trotter in the stable—that's
Potter's sorref mare, and she's a regu
lar flier." For Joe, like most boys,
was very fond of a fast horse, and, be
ing an excellent driver for his years,
obtained gratuitous rides and occasion
al quarters by taking occasional pas
sengers to their different destinations
for Mr. Potter.
But (lie arrival of the stage, with Mr.
Atherton and one other passenger-—a
small, silent man, who only spoko in
monosyllables, whose features Tad
could not distinguish in the gathering
darkness—drove Joe's communication
and the mysterious occupant of the par
lor, alike, from his mind, till after tho
discovery of the robbery of Mrs. Ma
son's room, when, as 1 have said, her
husband's sudden reference to the loss
of the cloak caused a new idea to occur
to him, which brought the incident just
narrated freshly to mind, and sent him
pushing from the room. Not qplVthig.
but, growing into an almost certainty
as he hurried along, it added such
speed to his flying feet that, on his ar
rival at Potter's, in a llu.-hcd und
heated condition, Tad stumbled almost
head-first against the small, silent man
who had been Mr. Atherton's fellow
passenger, as he was walking the piazza
with a cigar in his mouth. Hastily ex
cusing himself, Tad burst into the of
fice, whore Mr. Potter, who weighed
nearly three hundred pounds, was sit
ting in his shirt-sleeves, reading the
New England Fanner.
"Say, Mr. Potter,"- gasped Tad,
breathlessly, "how long has Joe been
gone with that person—passenger —in
the long black cloak?"
"Eh?" responded Mr. Potter, look
ing up from his paper and speaking
with aggravating deliberation, "how
long? Lemme see. M'ria," raising
his voice for the benefit of his wife, in
the other room, "how long's that young
Whitney be'n away with that air lady
passenger—the one in such a tremen
dous hurry to git to Middleborrer?"
Tad, with feverish impatience,
awaited the answer. The small man
on the piazza, near the open door, must
have been of a rather inquisitive nat
ure; for, holding his cigar between his
fingers, and his head a little to one
side, lie, too, seemed to listen for Mrs.
"Pretty nigh half 'n hour," called
Mrs. Potter, through the half-open
door. "Why, who wants to know?"
"Me—Tad Thorne, Mrs. Potter," ex
claimed Tad, in an agitated voice, and
oh, Mr. Potter! won't you have the sor
rel mare put right in quick, so I can
drive off after her—l mean him—
dressed up in Mrs. Mason's cloak, and
catch 'em before he—she—gets to Mid
"Why, what on earth is the matter
with you?" demanded Mrs. Potter, with
some asperity, as she bounced into the
" It's that Forrest his name is
Jones—l mean Edwards," poor Tad
exclaimed, incoherently, "he's stolo
Mr. Athorton's hand-bag, full of
di'nmos and papers, and dressed up in
Mra. Mason's clothes nud cloak"
"Mr. Potter!" interrupted a quick
and somewhat imperious voice, pro
ceeding from the smoker of the piazza,
who, flinging hie cigar nside, suddenly
appeared insido the door, "have your
fastest horse put into a light buggy,
and be quick about it!"' And in the
voice, :\a well as its ov, ner, Tad, with a
great lliril! of joy, recognized City De
tective Blossom, who, it will be re
membered, had caused Mr. Jones to
restore the little alligator-skin sachel
to Tad, in tho streets of 80.-ton, a loug
"Tell him the sorrel mare, Mr.
Blossom," cried Tad, who was wildly
oxeitod; "sho can trot ever so much
faster than Brown Pete—and oh!
please let me go, tool"
Tho detective glanced sharply at
Tad, and nodded. " You can go," ho
said, briefly. "Tho sorrel mare, Mr.
Po icr, aud bo quick about it," he
aaaed; and, greatly bewildered, Mr.
Potter bawled his directions to his
wifo, who repeated them from the back
Window to tlio hostler, in tho stable
"How ty .l3 it?" asked Mr. Blossom,
in his curt way, ns Tad followed him
out on the piazza. And Tad succeeded
in giving n toierably succinct account
of tli© rr»l>l>f-rv mill lauding circuni
ytHncoM which ha<l in ail o him almost
positive as to the guilty person.
"Smart boy," the detective re
marked, approvingly, as iho buggy
rattled round to the door; "jump in!"
And, springing after Tad, Mr. Blossom
snatched the reins from the hostler's
hands, chirruped to tho sorrel mare,
and thoy were off.
"It's a straight road to Middleboro—
only 0110 hill," gasped Tad, whose
breath was almost taken away by the
rapidity with which tho light buggy
was being whirled along behind the
nimble heels of the sorrel mare. As
long as he lives he will never forget
that night drive over the level, dusty
highway, lined on either side by the
dense piny growth peculiar to the New
England States. Tho moon was
nearly full, and as it gradually rose
above the tree-tops great patches
of alternate light and shadows were
thrown across the road. Mr. Blos
som, whoso thin, keen face did not
show the slightest trace of emotion, sat
bolt-upright on the buggy-seat, with
feet firmly b-aced, his short muscular
arms extended straight out before
him, as rigid as bars of steel from the
tautened reius, which were wound in
one turn about each of his small, ner
Evidently Mr. Blossom not only
know how to drive but how to get all
possible speed out of the sorrel mare.
With her small cars laid back and her
nose pointing forward, tho intelligent
unimal seemed to understand that now,
if ever, hpr best efforts wero required,
and her slim legs went measuring off
the miles with long, steady strides that
seemed to imperceptibly grow longer
and swifter as she warmed up to her
The sorrel mare was going nearly
two miles to Brown I'ete's one, at her
present rate of speed. Trembling with
excitement, Tad held his hat on with
one hand, while with the other he
clung to the rail of tho buggy, as the
pines and hemlocks which bordered the
road seemed flying by bke lightning.
•'There they are," briefly said Mr.
Blossom, speaking for the tirst time
since they had started. Far ahead in
the moonlight rose Winslow's hill, be
yond which lay Middleboro, about two
miles distant. Outlined against the
pale ribbon-like road was a black mov
ing object, at the sight of which Tad's
heart gave a great throb of excitement.
Mr. Blossom took the long, slender
whip from the socket and gently
touched the sorrel mare's heaving flank.
Whew! Tad began to wish he was
safely back on Mr. Potter's piazza.
Such going! The maro was making
AN EXCITIMO CHASE,
such time as she had never excelled
even at tho Middleboro trotting-park.
If a wheel should como off—
But now, as they gained rapidly up
on the team in advance, it was evident
that tho pursued bad become awaro of
a pursuer. Up the long hill sped
U£i»wn I*eje, tip fleetjtit&fj |
sorrel ruaro followed trith increasing
spted. Down the log incline—ana
now the distant lights of Mlddleboro
'own were distinctly risible.
(TO BK COSXLSL tD.)
AN UNLUCKY MAIL CAR.
Ko. Bt>o I j it Veritable T rror to the Brls
Railroad men, as a rule, are far from
being - superstitious, but there te a cer
tain mail car on the Erie railroad
which trainmen always dread to have
on their train. This car, whieh is re
garded with such a superstitious dread,
is mail car No. 800. On account of the
aversion to it, this car is kept at the
shops, except when it is absolutely
needed on the line. This car, accord
ing' to the Chicago Tribune, has a
record whioh perhaps no other car in
existence can equal. Not this car
alone, but all its predecessors bearing
the same number have met with dis
In the great disaster at Tioga Center
thirteen years ago, mail car No.
800 was wrecked and burned. A new
No. 800 was soon after built at the Jer
sey City shops. After being in a num
ber of minor wrecks, it went down the
steep bank at Shohola a few years ago
in one of the worst wrecks the road has
ever experienced. The remains of this
i ill-fated car were burned and a new
one bearing the same number was built
1 at the Buffalo car shops. For a short
I time the brig-lit, new car ran from one
' end of the road to the other in safety,
; and the trainmen began to lose their
fear of it when it was in their train.
Its luck was short-lived, however, and
it has been in nearly every serious
wreck the road has had since. A little
over a week ago train No. 12 ran off the
trac'-: at a switch. As was expected,
this car was on the train.
Recently there was a wreck near
Laekwaxen. A railroad man at that
6tation the day of the wreck, in talk
ing to some passengers, said: "I'll bet
800 was in'the train." When the train
had been put on the track and pulled
slowly into the station the railroad
man said: "There, I told you so." Sure
enough there was the mail car with
the unlucky SOO in big figures on its
sides. These three figures are a terror
to every man on the road, and until
the car is laid up for good the railroad
men say frequent wrecks may be looked
SEIZING AN OPPOREUNITY.
Johnnie Thought He Had the Chance of
Many laughable things have hap
pened in Sunday schools, but few su
perintendents or teachers can ever
have been taken more completely
aback than was Bishop Cheney on on®
occasion. He was to superintend his
own school, says American Youth, and
as he entered the church he met a lit
tle group of street gamins—ragged,
dirty and unattractive.
"I stopped to speak with them pleas
antly and told them that I would put
them in classes after I was through
with the opening exercises. At this
one of them thrust his hand deeply
into his pants pocket and pulled out an
" 'Mr. Cheney, I wish you would keep
that until after the Sunday school Is
"Why he wanted mo to keep it I did
not know then. I do not know now;
but I took it, put it without thought
into my pocket, took my place upon
the platform, struck the bell that
called the school to order and was about
to give out the opening hymn when
my attention was diverted by the pat
ter of little feet coming up the broad
••It is a. loiijT ohuroh, a lit.tlo girl
was coming from the extreme oppo
site end. She came slowly, but with
an expression in her face that showed
she had a most important message to
communicate, and so all exercises were
"Every eye was upon her and upon
me as she climbed up the chancel
steps. With a face and voice expres
sive of intensest eagerness she said to
" 'Say, Mr. Cheney, Johnnie wants his
knife. He's got a chance to trade.' "
Some of Them Were the Mont Famoni of
Many of the most famous battles of
history have been fought on Sunday.
To go on further back than the begin
ning of the present century, says the
St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the battle
of Eylau, won February 8, 1807, by Na
poleon over the Russians and Prus
sians, and the battle of Friedland,
June 14, 1807, won by Napoleon over
the same allies, were both fought on
On Sunday, May 21, 1809, Napoleon
was defeated at Essling; on Sunday,
May 2, 1813, won the victory of Lutzen,
and on Sunday, June 18,1815, was over
thrown at Waterloo.
Wellington, besides Waterloo, won
several of the greatest victories at
Vimcira, in Portugal, August 21, 1808;
at Fuentes de Onoro, May 5, 1811; at
Orthes, February 27, 1814; at Tarbez,
March 20, 1814, and at Toulouse, April
10. 1814, all of these battles being
1 fought on Sunday.
During the civil war in this country
! the first battle of Bull Run, July 21,
i 1801, was fought on Sunday, and the
battle of Chickamauga September 19
| and 20, 1863, ended on Sunday.
Vicksburg was surrendered on Sat-
I urday, July 4, 1803, and formally occu
! pied on Sunday, the following day, and
on the same day Lee began his retreat
from Gettysburg. Petersburg fell on
Sunday, April 2, 1865, and on the fol
lowing Sunday Lee surrendered.
A Natural Preference.
An impecunious man stood at the
corner of one of the Jersey City cross
streets during the recent bad weather,
watching a brakeman as he helped to
shunt a freight train into one of the
, great car yards. The roofs of the cars
! were slippery and wet, the brake
wheels looked cold, the brakeman had
red nose, watery eyes and a general
appearance of discomfort, and he
look ad as if he had been out all nighL
Turning to a bystander, who was also
waiting for the train to pass, the im
pecunious one remarked as he looked
up at the dejected and grimy figure:
"On the whole, I think I'd prefer to be
Didn't Have the Accent.
"I wish," said the ragged man to the
saloon-keeper, "that you would give me
The saloon-keeper cut off a large I
slice of ham, put it between two pieces
of rye bread and handed it over without
"What did you do that for?" asked
a friend. "That man's cither a pro
fessional beggar or a professional
"Oh, no, he's not. If he had been I
wouldn't have given him anything."
"How do you know he isn't?"
"Because he said sandwich, instead
of bangwich."—Buffalo Express.
Mamma—Why do you linger so long
over your pie, Douglas?
Douglas—Because you said I couldn't
have another piece, and I want to make
this piece al>out two hours long, if pos
sible.—-Harper's Young People.
An 111 Wind.
"There is always something wrong
with the conditions in this state," re
marked tlio Kansas pullet. "I've had
occa&ion to notice that when we don't
ihavo grasshopper* our crops uro gencr-
FARM POULTRY HOUSE.
It I* Nut Ileautlful. Hat Planned to Ex
Oar illustration does not show a beau
tiful p. .ui try house, but docs show a
practical, substantial structure, built
for servise. It is 50 feet i
wide and 10 feet high. a '_r-*>. 1 propor
tion and admirably suited to accommo
date alxjut fifty laying hens. I have
not shown the fences end the rims in
the illustration, as everyone knows
what a fenee is. and that flocks of fowls
should be restricted at intervals during
the day. Each run is located where the
entrance to the building is shown on
the side (Fig. 1). The boards lead in
and out of the building, and the hens j
• soon learn what purpose they are in
i tended for.
The arrangement is easily understood
by referring to the ground plan in Fig.
2. The nests (X i are at the north side
of the building and extend from one
; n». i
: side to the other. These compartments ;
arc about 14 inches square, just large j
: enough to accommodate a hen of moil- :
I erate size. Langshan. Cochin or light |
Brahma hens are sometimes large and j
need lij-inch boxes, because they are
! often so awkward in their movements
that it is necessary for them to have
elbow room. Each pen has a door (D)
leading into the nest j**n beyond.
Roosts i,R) stand up against each di
vision partition. These partitions can
be made of strong wire netting
fastened to wooden frames, or they
may be made of lath and erected in the
shape of a fence. The wire is the
lighter, and, to my mind, neater; it is
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also very cheap and docs not shut out
the light like wooden lath. The work
room contains a cupboard (C), a heater
(H), work bench (\V 1$) and feed bins
(F B). Those constitute the necessary
articles about the poultry house. This
building is supplied with a stone foun
dation, keeping the floor free from
Farmers should try this plan if con
templating building a house for the
chickens, keeping them out of the barn,
off the barn floor and out of the horse
and cow stable. A house will pay you
many times its cost if you but do your
part to care for them properly.—J. W.
Caughey, in Ohio Farmer.
AMONG THE POULTRY.
BROKEN mortar or crockery, oyster
shells and bones are excellent to pre
vent the hens from eating their eggs.
FROM observation and experience, we
are persuaded that more young chicks
are killed by lice than by skunks or
lit snipping liens auil roosters li«ere
them in different coops. Have shipping
coops high enough so the birds can
stand up in them.
UNLESS especially desired for breed- -
ers hens that do not lay regularly
should be marketed a s soon as possible.
It costs something to winter even a
IT requires but little time and atten
tion to manage a small flock, but if it is
intended to go into the poultry raising
as a business it means work and plenty
ABE you crowding too many chick
ens in one roosting pi ace? Are you
permitting chicks under four months
to roost other than on the floor or
coop? If so, correct at once these mis
WHEN shipping live poultry to
market, see to it that the coops are in
good condition, for they are some
times handled roughly, or a slat may
come loose and a fowl or two become
IF you are sending a mixed lot, of
hens to market, it will pay you to
grade them as to quality and color, so
as to have each coop as even as possible.
They will sell more rapidly and at bet
now to Iteuiove the Notion of Hatching
from K Hen.
A useful contrivance for removing the
notion of hatching from a sitting hen is
shown in the engraving from a sketch
i by M. E. Brown of New Hampshire.
The top and bottom of the box are
boards two feet long and one foot wide.
A board door, one foot square, is fast-
AN AMMJHOODI.NO COOP
| tened by hinges at one end. The aides
of the coop are slatted for ventilation.
The brood hen is placed in the coop,
the door is fastened and the box ia
tipped up with blocks on one side so
that the hen has to stand up and can
not sit down comfortably. Under these
conditions the hatching fever soon
leaves the thoroughly discouraged hen,
and she is soon laying again. —American
Hli Terrible Revenge.
"Sol" exclaimed Harold Vere de Vere,
folding his arms khd regarding the
young woman with a stern, pitiless
gaze, "you have cast me aside, Mabel
Featherbone, in order to get a rich wid
ower, liave you?"
"If you choose to speak of it in that
coarse manner, Mr. Vere de Vere," she
replied, raising her head and meeting
his gaze haughtily, "I have, sir! I have
promised to marry Mr. Wagonsellera."
Harold Vere de Vere crushed his hat
down over his eyes and started for the
"Mabel Featherbone," he said, paus
ing with Ids hand on the door-knob,
"you have thrown me over for a man
with a bar'l! Yoo will And ho is not
the only man with a bar'l. I have one
at home filled with your love letters!
shall sell them to the ragm<n! Good
evening!"— Chicago Tribune.
A Happy Suggestion.
Histrionic Aspirant—Now, my dear
Mr. Scribble, won't you write me a
play suitable to my attainments?
Scribble—Why, yes, Mrs. Holloway.
Suppose I write a comedy in which you
appear as an amateur actor? You
could do that splendidly.—Puck.
Too Thirsty to Talk.
"I notice that your husband has never
much to say in the morning when ho j
has lnseu <>ut late at night," said the i
"No," w#s tie reply oI the wife,
EBUHJ ra dry."—N. Y.
FOR FARM WAGONS.
A Box Attachment of Far Mare Than
I send you a sketch of an arrange
ment to be attached to a wagon-box,
to stand on while starting to nnload
corn. Anyone can make it and now
is a good time to do it In the figure, 2
are the pieces or bars that run along
the sides of the bed, to which the plat
form of boards (1) are nailed. These
pieces should be heavy enough so they
will not spring with the weight of a
man. In the middle cut, 2 are the side
pieces; the ends of the platform
i boards; 4, a piece fastened to under side
j of bed. the ends projecting so that the
side bars can rest upon them; 5, a block
fastened to the bed to prevent the ends
of the bar from raising up. The ar
rangement is shown without the at
tachment. in the lower cut This at
tachment is easily put on and taken off,
and assists materially in the unloading
of corn. The platform catehes the corn
when the endgate is taken out, and
shoveling can begin at once.—Ohio
ABOUT FARM PESTS.
An Optimistic Quaker Tells Why They
Are Not an Unmitigated KTIL
Some years ago the farm was literal
ly ovcrruu bv rats. They were all
through the house from cellar to gar
ret. They were in full possession of
cribs, granaries, barns, sheds and out
houses; they were in haystacks, straw
stacks and corn fodder shocks all ov£r
the farm. All measures for driving
them off were of the least possible
avail. It was of no use to kill them,
since two seemed to come for everyone
tliat was killed. The situation was so
annoying that "the rats" was a topic of
conversation among neighbors when
they met, even on Sundays.
We had a Pennsylvania Quaker for a
neighbor, a very intelligent man, and
one of the best and neatest fanners in
the country, ne came to see us on
business one day, and among other sub
jects that came up for remark was "the
rat nueaance," with which we were all
afflicted. To our astonishment this
good fanner, unlike anybody else, tool;
the opposite side of the question from
us and everybody else, and said tl *
farmers were to blame for the whole
flood of rats. He said he had none t->
speak of about his farm or buildin;
because he had no harbors for the: .;
there were no places for them to hidi
and breed; that his dog and cats con d
not follow them. He said the few he
had were in the woodpile, and he was
ashamed of the fact, because he
to have had his men pile the wi «1
when it was prepared for the house ; r,-
stead of leaving it in one great 1< -
He said what we called pests w ere
sent to make us more tidy and careful
I thought I could catch him on weeds
on the farm, but h3 took the lead own
better than on the former question l>.y
saying weeds made us better farmers,
more industrious, more thorough culti
vators of the soil. The thought wiis a
new one, and thirty years of obeer
tlon has confirmed the impression
made by this good man that pests
serve a valuable purpose in farm econ
omy. —R. M. Bell, in Farm and Fire
THE HE is no "luck" about
Every success is the result of well laid
plans and well directed efforts, and the
failures —with very rare exceptions—a re
because of the lack of these.
IN the wheat regions of the north
west, farmers are looking out for means
to diversify their crops. Flax will re
ceive more attention this year than ever
before. This is a move in the right di
THK man thoughtful, studious and
business-like the farmer is, the more he
will prosper in his vocation, and the
more honor will he be accorded by his
fellow men. Get your boys started right
in this matter.
IF planting fruit trees this spring, do
not fall to include a few peaches. Cut
back to a single whip two and a half
feet high, and set thirteen to fourteen
feet apart Give good cultivation and
IN order to have a cow do well
through the summer she must be In
good condition when she comes to grass.
Otherwise you will have to feed and
pamper her, and this is something that
the dairyman rarely finds profit in doing.
WHEN buying tools or machinery for
the farm, see that every piece is as
lightly made as is consistent with the
requisite strength. Both men and horses
waste much labor upon needlessly heavy
tools. With lighter ones more work
could be done and with less strain.
IT is a great mistake to wage miscel
laneous warfare upon birds. While
some of them do the farmer considera
ble damage, he gains more than he loses
by them as a whole. The English spar
row is perhaps the worst of them all,
but poison should not be put about for
these because it will destroy many oth
A TICKLISH JOB.
"Hi there, Jenny!"