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VOL. XXX.
BICKEL'S
Grand Bargain Sale
Still continues and will continue
until we have sold out our stock of
Sample Boots and Shoes and Oxfords.
Bargain seekers should not miss this Grand Sale as we are
offering greater bargains than ever before.
Having received a large line of ladies fine shoa* and oxfords, I am pre
pared to show a better selection than ever before, and prices much lower .
Ladies Fine Russia Blnchers at $2 00 to $4 00.
*' " " Oxfords at SI.OO to $2.25.
" •' Chocolate Oxfords and Blacher style at $2.25.
" Hand Turn Oxford and Southern ties at $2 50.
Ladies fine Dongola Shoes hand turn > j j STYI FS
•i .. .« «i .. W eltj" 1
Misses Fine Dongola Shoes at $1 00 to $2.50.
'• School Shoes 75c to $1 25.
" Tan or Red Shoes at SI.OO.
" ' " Oxfords at 90c.
CHILDREN'S SHOES AND OXFORDS ALL COLORS.
Infant Shoes at 18c to 50c.
We Stand for Quality
MEN'S IFINE SHOES.
Onr Men's fine shoes are more varied in styles this year than eve* be
f r • I -!•< ck of men's fine Tan shoes in Lace or Blocher styles.
Men's fine patent leather shoes in lace and congress, plain toe and tips.
Men's fine Calf, Cordovan .Kangaroo and Porpoise shoes in all ttyies
and at low prices.
Men's low cnt shoes in Oxfords and Southern ties in Tau color or of
Calf and Kangaroo stock.
Boys' Tan Bluchers at $1.50. Fine shoes, lace congress or button
at $1.25 to $3 00 per pair.
Our stock of men's and boys's working shoes is largtr than ever before.
NOTE THE PRICES.
Men's krp shoes 75c to $1.25.
Men's grain shoes SI.OO and upwards.
Men's grain box toe shoes at $1 50 and $2.00.
Men's kip and calf box toe shoes $1.50 to $2,00.
Men's fine calf dress boots at $2 00, fall stock of our owa rnuke-
Boot and Shoe Repairing Neatly Done.
COMPLETE STOCK Of LEATHER and FINDINGS.
"When in need of anything in my line give
me a call.
JOHN BICKEL.
128 South Main Street Butler. Pa.
Spring and SummeFWotwear!
You might just as well have the first selection from our
new stock ol shoes, slippers and Oxfords. Some of the
new styles we are showingthis season in fine goods are fetch
ing. The large and well selected line of
LADIE S SHOES AND OXFORDS
are worthy of special mention; however, we will only state
that you will be pleased with their style and lit, and we are
selling the very prettiest styles at prices ranging from 75c to
$2.25. Light colors will predominate in
Children's Footwear
this season. Call and see the pretty things we are showing
in Tan and Chocolate Colored Oxfords and Blutchers. We
have more and prettier styles for little ones to select from
now than ever before.
SHOES FOR GENTLEMEN.
In regard to our new goods for gentlemen, we wish simply
to state that we have exercised our usually care in their se
lection. We have all the newest and latest styles in men's
and boys' wear. We feel confident that we can suit you
not only in the shoes but as to the price.
AL. RUFF, 141 S. Main St.
N. B..—Just now our BARGAIN COUNTER is quite a
feature. Almost all the goods on it are marked at less
than half price.
sp shoesFoß EVERYBODY.
An immense exhibit of spring shoes. All
TOUR FEET CAN BE the latest shades iu tun goat and Russia
FITTED WITH calf, newest tips and styles of lasts. We
HUSELTON'S SHOES. show everything in the line. Footwear
worth the having—but no trash.
LADIES' FINE SHOES.
Never have shown to our customers so many new aud beautiful styles
as we are showing this spring, wo 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' fine shoes from 85 cts. to $4 50. Don't forget to see our shoes at
$1 00, $1.25, $1.40, $1 .50 and $2.00, tip or plain toe,common sense opera or
Phil'a. last.
MISSES' AND CHILDREN'S FINE SHOES.
We are showing a beautiful line in tan goat and Russia calf, heel and
spring. Tbey combine beauty, service and low prices. Misses' shoes at 80
cts. np. Fine dongola patent tip spring heel, 12-2 only SI.OO. 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 square bargains every one of them, and at a close
srice.5 rice. Men's brogans only 70 cts. and SI.OO Men's fine shoes with tip at
1.00 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 as usual in style, quality and low prices. Boy's fine button or lace
St $1 00 and $1.25, sizes 3to s£. Youth's fine shoes at 75 and SIOO.
Fnll line Men's box toe bt*avy shoes in grain and kip at $2 00. Kip
box toe boots, three soles, long leg, at $3.00 and 3.50. Repairing all kinds
done at reasonable prices. Came and see for yourself.
B. C. HUSELTON.
•SPUING.*
We are approaching the days of all the year, the days when the air
is freighted with the perfumery of flowers, and everything is
symbolic of Peace and Good Will. In this respect theso days re
semble onr shoes. Their Good Will is shown by their willingness
to stand by yon,as long as you stand in them. Quality, not price
is cheapness, and we believe our prices quality considered to be
the lowest in Butler.
ROBINS BROS.,
8. EL C<»ner of Diamond. - .. _ Butler, Fa I
THE^BUTLER CITIZEN.
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|g The above U-Aixnanial was sert us by IV. K.B
■ Clavton, the weU-known Druggist, Maple St., =j
= Corinth, N. V M -which is sufficient guarantee that HI
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1= Dana Sarsaparilla Co., Belfast, Maine- jg
feed. For prices and terras Ad
dress,
J. W. MILLER,
131 Mercer St., Butler' I'a.
SPRING
STYLES
READY.
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YOU WILL CERTAINLY
HAVE A SUIT MADE TO
ATTEND THE WORLD'S
FAIR. YOU CAN AF
FORD IT, WHEN YOU
SEE THE SPLEN
DID ASSORT
MENT OF
MATERIAL,
AND THE MOD
ERATE PRICE AT
WHICH WE MAKE
YOU A SUIT THAT IS
.CORRECT TO TIIE LATEST
DECREE OF FASHION.
41and's,
Tailoring Establishment,
C. & D.
ALWAYS
Take into consideration that money
saved i.s as good as money earned.
The best wav to save money is to
buy good (roods at tbe right, price.
The only reason that onr trade is
increasing constantly is the fact that
we handle only goods of first qnality
and sell them at very low prires
We have taken uousual care to
provide everything new in Hats and
Furnishing Goods for this season,
and a3 we have control of many
especially good articles in both lines
we can do you good if you come to
us.
Wo confidently say that in justice
to themselves all purchasers should
inspect our goods.
Visit us,
COLBERT & DALE,
' \
242 S Main street,
ButJer.gPa,
Wall Paper
CHEAP' AS THE CHEAPEST,
FINE AS THE FINEST,
ATsID
'J?he Clioice of' All,
-A.T
J. H. Douglass'
Two Doors North of Postotfice.
NEW CUSTOM (iRIST MILL.
I have placed in iny Mill a class
Roller outfit for ISuekwheat Flour.
Also Roller Corn and Cbopj/iug Mills,
all the best tho market offers. Give us a
trial, we'll (lo ourbost to (five yon a good
turn out.
Knuning every day except Sunday.
Wm. f. miller.
313 N. Washington St.,
Butler Pa.
BRINGING HOME THE COWS,
When potatoes were in blossom.
When the new hay filled the mows,
Sweet the paths we trod together.
Bringing home the cows.
What» purple kissed the pasture,
Kissed and blessed the alder bougha.
As we wandered slow at sundown,
Bringir<4? home the cowsi
How the fnr-r" hills were jilded
With the light that arejm uuows,
As we built cur topes beyond them.
Bringing home the cows.'
How our eyes were thronged with visions.
What a meaning wreathed our brows.
As we watched the cranes, and lingered.
Bringing home the cows'
Past the years, and through the distance.
Throbs the memrrry of c>ur tows.
Oh that we again were children.
Bringing home the cows!
—Charles G. D. Roberts, In Lippincott's Maga
zine.
SUSY FAXON'S LILY.
By Sacrificing It She Saved Grand
ma Ordway's Life.
One fine .September day the little
town of Ilillbury, away up among the
New Hampshire mountains, was all
alive with preparations for the annual
county agricultural exhibition, more
familiarly called the county fair or
cattle show. The wave of excitement
reached Faxon's Ledge, the remotest
corner of the town, when Mrs. Good
win's pony carriage stopped at Deacon
Faxon's gate.
"Why, it's BiUy and my Sunday
school teacher:" cried Susy, shading
her eyes on the door-step, and recog
nising first horse and then driver in up
country fashion. Racing down the
path, she greeted the lady.
"Your mother's at home, my dear?"
said Mrs. Goodwin, as they went up
the path.
"Yes'm, an' she'll be real pleased to
see you, an' you c'n have all the but
termilk vou want, for we churned this
mornin'— an'—an'—do you like rye pan
cakes?"
"I certainly do, and these hills al
ways make me hungry, and thirsty,
too."
"I'm *0 glad!" returned the child,
laughing with pleasure. "I made 'em
all by myself to-day, and Eben says
they're as good as mother's, an' he's
goin' to take some to the fair. He's
goin' early with his steers, an' then
comin' ba.:k for Cynthy Ordway an' me
an' my lily."
"Oh, has your amarvllis bloomed in
time? How nice! You have shown it
to me. I hope it'll take a prize. Good
afternoon, Mrs. Faxon!'' Mrs. Goodwin
added, as they reached the well-worn
old millstone which fcerved as a door
step, and gave lier hand to the gentle,
thin-laced woman that came to meet
her. "Susy and I are talking fair al
ready, and I're come to beg something
pretty for my table."
"Look! here's my lily!" cried the
child. Susy pulled her teacher to a
bench outside the kitchen window,
where, among the fuchsias and ge
raniums, rose the clear green blades
and stately blossom stalk of an am
nryllis, crowned with a cluster of in
tensely scarlet flowers.
"I'm sure there will be nothing pret
tier at the fair," said Mrs. Goodwin;
and then, as Susy ran down cellar for
the 'buttermilk, the visitor turned to
Mrs. Faxon, saying:
"I'm tired of having nothing but
patchwork and pincushions and bread
and butter and cheese on the women's
table, and I want to have a really
pretty show of old-fashion.. I things. 1
shall cover the table with mother's
white Canton crape shawl to begin
with —"
"Sakss alive!" crWl Mrs. Faxon.
"'And I have her sliver candlesticks,
a porringer of my husband's, and an
ivory miniature of Grandpa Hopkins.
And Mrs. Ordway has lent some blue
and-white blankets that her mother
wove, and they're under my carriage
seat now, with Mrs. Mason's andirons
and her father's masonic apron. I told
her 1 was coming here next, as I knew
you'd have some pretty china or some
thing. You're so nice and careful, and
so was your mother before you."
"I don't know as there's anything
you'd care 'bout," began Mrs. Faxon,
modestly. "Mother's chiny went most
ly to Mary Jane, she beiu' the oldest;
But I lcep' the silver snuffers tray—
mebbe you'd like that?"
"Certainly I should! Just the thing
to go with my candlesticks! lint every
one shall know it's yours," she quickly
ad led, seeing a shadow steal over the
quiet face. "Everything will be
marked whose it is, and how old, and
all."
"So far as old goes," resumed the
minor voice, "I s'pose. my gold beads is
about as ancient as anythin'; they was
gran'ma's baby beads. But you wasn't
lookin' for anythin* like that, was yon?"
"Nothing half so nice!" cried Mrs.
Goodwin, joyously. "They'll be the most
interesting of all, and I'll guard them
like the apple of my eye."
"They come to me 'cause I waa
named for her, an' so did the ol' cradle
we was all rocked in. You wouldn't
want anythin' as curab;:rsome's that;
but it's a long sight older'n Maria
Mason's andirons, cf I do say it."
"Mrs. Faxon," said the pretty widow,
clapping lier hands, "you're a perfect
treasure! Let me see that cradle Ihia
minute'"
They all cliuiljjed the steep, worn
stairs to the sun-heated, herb-scented
garret, where Mrs. Goodwin found not
only the cradle, but a brass warming
pan, a three-legged table and a perfo
rated tin foot-stove which used to be
taken to meeting before the days of
church furnaces. All except tho cradle
were, with much laughter, brought
down and stowed around Mrs. Goodwin,
who drove gayly away, promising to
send for the cradle next day. The la:.t
thing she said was: "Susy, be sure you
bring your lily to my table."
Mrs. Goodwin's tabic was the center
ot attraction in the main hall, and its
mistress, as usual, tho queen of the
day But complete as was her triumph,
and generously as the public appre
ciated her collection, her face was wist
ful and anxious. Where were Susy and
the amaryllis?
The Faxon family had been astir
since daylight. Eben was away to the
upper pasture, to bring down his steers
and the little Ilolsteln heifer which
were to win praises, if not prizes, for
their master that day.
"I've seen too much of hurrying and
worrying cattle in the heat of the day,"
he said overnight to his mother. "I'll
drive 'em i 1 e.irly before the rush be
gins, aud tlieu I'll come back for Cyn
thy Ordway and Susy."
Susy was flying about, feeding her
chickens, helping get breakfast, and
packing a pail of pic, cheese and dough
nuts for dinner.
"Ol' 'Babel s roarin' awfully!" she
reported, on one of her returns to the
barn. "Do you s'pose he's lonesome
without tho steers? '
"Shouldn't wonder," said her father;
"or mebbe tho spring's dryin' up.
Wislit I'd told Eben to look."
"O father, I never knew that spring
to get dry!" said Susy.
"No, nor you never knew six weeks
o' drought in September afore," he re
torted.
They laughed at the grim pleasantry,
and old Zerubbabel, the king of the
hill pasture, was forgotten.
House and baru were in perfect order
when the parents drove off to the fair,
and left Susy alone in tho house to
wait for the return of her brother
Eben.
She must draw lier precious lily to
the road, iu order that Eben need not
drive up to the house. He hadjsct the
liTTTLER, FuY., FRIDAY. AL-AY 12, 1893.
flower into Susy's little tour-wheeled
cart, and she bad scoured the green
tub and washed the leaves, and
watered it well; and now it was al
most ten o'clock.
She locked the door, gave kitty a
parting pat, then started slowly down
the hiil toward the bridge. Four ways
met there —the lane leading- to
Cynthy's, the road into the woods, the
driveway an-l the road to tlio
fair.
Susy looked up the road for Eben,
but for a glaring half mile there was
no moving thing. The green ribbon
road through the woods to Capt.
Banks' was deserted, too; so was the
Ordway lane.
liut some one was moving up near
the lilacs. Susy shaded her eyes.
"Oh! it's Grandma Ordway!"
This was a gentle old woman, deaf
i— i lly 'uund, and fond of wander
ing about in the sunshine.
"Yes, that is her little red shawl;
how hot it looks to-day I" Susy was in
a glow, even in her cool gingham.
What if this heat should make the
lily droop! Better draw it a little way
up the lane into the shade of the
maples. There! llow welcome the
coolness'
"flark! Old 'Babel again!" thought
Susy. "How near it sounds! He must
have broken into the lower pasture.
What a dreadful angry roar—begin
ning so growly and ending so shrill."
She was glad she had not to stay at
home alone and listen to it. How it
echoed against the old saphouse be
hind lier! _
This was a rude board shanty where
the men boiled the maple sap in
spring and kept their pails and kettle.
It had a chimney, a square hole for a
window and a door facing the bridge.
"If 'Babel should get out —if it's
water he's after —he'll como tearing
down here to the brook," thought
Susy. She shuddered and looked at
the saphouse door. It was hooked on
the outside, but above her reach.
"Better climb into the apple tree by
the wall," thought Susy. "But my
lily! Old 'Babel would be sure to see
that and trample it all to pieces, it is so
red."
Another roar! There was no doubt
now; old Zerubbabel was ont—he was
coming right down the hill behind the
barn! He made nothing of the gate;
one blow of his great, square head,
one lift of his short, cruel horns —it
was tossed from its hinges and he was
in the yard and at the watering trough.
But alas' there was nothing but mud
and green scum in it. Eben had been
taking the cows to the brook for a week
past. 'Babel did not stay long at the
trough, but started down the road
toward Susy.
"I must get out of his way," she
thought. "There's time to run up to
the Ordwayt.'—but not with my cart
and lily. I must put them in the sap
house."
She fottnd a stick and pushed at the
rusty hook of the saphouse door with
all her might.
Another bellow! 'Babel was coming!
The hook gave way, the door fell in.
Susy scrambled after with the cart
She shut the door and piled bricks,
stones, blocks, all the loose rubbish 3he
could find against it, in frantic haste.
A terrible trampling, a sound of fly
ing pebbles, and a roar that chilled her
blood, told her that 'Babel had reached
the brook, with only a few yards and
that frail door between them.
1 ;• teeth were chattering with fear,
but she felt that she must look out
The window was on the wrong side,
b:t there was a crack in the door.
Yes—there was 'Babel, knee-deep in
the brook, drinking with fierce eager
ness, and rolling the stream with his
pawings.
But what would he do next and why
uid not Eben con- 0 tr.^
window. Oh joyful signt! A cloud of
dust at last It must be. Eocn's wagon.
But what was that sound?
Out of the dust came, rearing and
pawing, another dreadful bull, straight
toward the bridge! With a cry of
dismay Susy recognized it as Lord Cor
wallis —the famous bull that she had
sewn Capt Banks driving toward the
fair an hour ago. Lord Cornwall is had
escaped, and was wandering home
ward. Hearing 'Babel, he bore down
upon him with challenge in every
motion.
Splashing, snorting, exulting in the
stveam, old 'Babel did not perceive his
rival until he had reached the bridge.
Then he raised his head with a glanca
of inquiry, and stood proudly defiant,
awaiting the onset
In another instant poor Susy at her
crack saw Lord Cornwallis plunge
down the pebbly bank with a shriek of
fury, to be met with equal but cooler
hatred by his big foe.
The animals were well matched in
size and strength. Now in tbe stream,
amid splashing, foaming water and fly
ing pebbles, now in the road, con
cealed by clouds of dust torn up by
their pawings, they crowded each
other forward and back, roaring and
bellowing—with clashing horns and
dripping blood —till Susy was wild with
excitement.
Her hands were clenched, her breath
came in sobs, and s>lie kept uncon
sciously repeating: "Oh dear! oh dear!
what shall I do? Come, Eben, Eben,
Eben!"
Meantime, poor deaf Grandma Ord
way, in lier red shawl, was coming
nearer and nearer to the unseen battle
field.
Somewhat later Eben, who had been
detained by the difficulty of getting his
cattle into their proper places at the
fair, came to the top of the slope above
the creek where 'Babel had met the
enemy. There Eben looked down upon
the bridge. Something was moving in
the hollow—making a great dust—or
was it smoke? "But nobody 'd start a
fire such a dry time," thought Eben.
He shaded his eyes, he rubbed them
Susy couldn't make such a dust with
her little cart.
"Jt must be a horse rolling," thought
Eben, "or the calves have got out and
are frolicking down there, or —"
A terrible fear contracted Eben's
heart. He ran forward now, leaving
his wagon by the roadside, for he had
heard a hoarse sound that he knew
well.
"Oh Heaven, have mercy!" thought
Eben. "Old 'Babel is out, and Susy—
little tender Susy—was to wait just
there!"
The bushes were in the way but he
sped on, one hand clutching his stout
pocketknife.
Soon he could see again—and what a
sight! Susy's little cart flew through
the air! Susy's cherished lily was
trampled and ground to atoms beneath
those cruel feet! And where was his
little sister?
For one agonized instant Eben stood,
his eyes searching the road, tho trees,
the brookside for that innocent face,
that active little figure, never so dear,
so sweet befbre.
Then a pale old face appeared at the
saphouse window, and Grandma Ord
way's shrill voice called out:
"Eben! Eben! We're here! we're
safe!"
Eben gave such a mighty shout, made
up of such past fear, of such present
thankfulness, and such rage against
'Babel, that the animal, though n«w
enraged, wheeled about and went sul
lenly growling up the hill to his own
barn-yard.
Next instant tho saphouse door flew
open, and Susy was in her brother's
arms.
Between his eager questions and her
own crying and laughing, she told him
how the bulls had fought till both were
exhausted. Neither having gained a
decided advantage, they roomed to
agree to call it even. Lord Cornwallis
had trunc crumbling un hii toad. pj;d
'Babel had started the other way, when
grandma came innocently into sight
Her red shawl and nodding head at once
excited 'Babel anew.
"She was under that first maple,"
said Susy, "and he was pawing and
putting down his head, getting ready
to run at her, when I thought of my
scarlet lily. I opened the door and gave
the cart a great push. Oh, Eben, wasn't
it lucky that it was down-Lull? It went
straight at him, while I was running
and pulling her in here! Then we shut
the door and piled up things against it,
and she kept hugging and praising me,
but all the time I was thinking about
my poor lily. I couldn't bear to look
out and see him tear it to pieces. I
couldn't help crying, and she thought
it was about her—and oh, do you thinK
it was very wicked of me to care so
much for a lily when it saved Grand
ma Ordway? "
The poor child hid her face and burst
into a fresh agony cf sobs.
You can imagine how she was com
forted by the big brother. He prom
ised her the finest bulb that could be
found in Concord as he carried her up
to Cynthy's. Grandma Ordway walked
beside, murmuring: "Smartest little
gal t' ever 1 see, so she is!"
There was no fair for any of them
that day, for Susy kept trembling and
laughing and crying so that Cynthia
put her on the bed beside grandma, in
a cool, dark room, and gave each of
them a cupful of hot camomile tea, af
ter which they slept profoundly and
woke in jrood order.
Eben, meanwhile, went to Capt
Banks' place and chained upLordCorn
wallis, who was found lying down with
one eye closed. Eben did the same by
Zerubbabel, now too much subdued to
offer any resistance.
lie spent the remainder of daylight
in repairing fences. A heavy rain that
night broke up the drought and washed
away most traces of the battle at the
bridge, but when next morning Eben
and Cynthy and Susy, all happy now,
drove over it on their way to the cattle
show at last, they espied among soaked
bits of red petals and green leaves a
shining brass ball from 'Babel's horn.
Eben gave it to his sister as a memento
of her adventure. —Laura D. Nichols, in
Youth's Companion.
A Voice from the Dead.
A baggageman on a midnight train,
while taking on board the usual load
of freight and baggage, placed to ono
side a parrot cage. Further up the
line, at a small station, he took on
board a corpse, and, as the next stop
ping place was a long distance, the
baggageman, in order to be comforta
ble for the ride, stretched himself at
full length on the coflin. lie had not
ridden far when to his groat horror he
hoard issuing, as he supposed from the
coffin, these words: "Let me out." The
baggageman immediately made up his
mind to get out, but was stopped at the
end of the car by the mail agent They
decided to investigate the matter, and
while thus engaged again heard: "Let
me out!" in a decided tone. They deter
mined to open the coffin and liberate
the corpse, when, to their great sur
prise, they heard the same voice ex
claim: "Polly wants a cracker!" That
solved the mystery.—N. Y. Journal.
, ne Kiel) Man's Philosophy.
Blande (sitting in his comfortable
apartment)—llow I pity the poor such
a night as this.
Bluff—Then why don't you put on
your coat and go out and see if you
cannot render assistance to some of
them?
Blande—Ah! Then I shouldn't be so
comfortable as I am now and might
forget the poor and begin to pity my
self That would be selfish, you know.
—Boston Transcript.
The Fruit* ul IHxparlence.
"Say, old man, let's go out to the
track; I've got a sure tip on the win
ner."
"Nope," hopelessly.
"What's the matter?"
"Had a sure thing myself yesterday.
Say, lend me a quarter for a hair-cut."
—Chicago Record.
A Prudent Man.
"Why do you not marry Miss Haw
kins, Charlie, if you love her so? Can't
you afford it?"
"Certainly I can afford to get mar
ried; but I'm far-seeing, you know, and
I'm blest if I know what I should do in
case we were to have trouble and she
were to get alimony." —Harper's Bazar.
A POFPIN' JAY.
-
Strang*", Bat True.
"Well, you know, Mr. Winters," said
Miss Rosebud, airily, "a girl of eight
een is quite as old as a man of twen
ty-one."
"Oh, frequently," retorted Winters,
"I knew an eighteen-year-old maiden
who was born in 1861."—Boston (Jlobe.
An Enerffetlo Youth.
Mother (anxiously)—l don't believe
that young man who comes to see you
will ever bo able to make his way in
the world.
Sweet Girl—Oh, you do him injus
tice; indeed you do. He isu t at all
bashful. —Good News.
Truth In Poetry.
Little drops of water
Little bits of chalk
Mako tbe milkman wealtrij
And the buyer talk
In a manner unlit
For publication.
—Detroit Free Press.
A Better Reason.
liobbs— Do you believe Gallup burned
his home to get the insurance money?
l)obbs —No; 1 visited him nt the jail,
and he confessed to me that he did it
to get rid of the box of cigars his wife
bought hiin for his birthday.—Life.
Ilia I'lan.
First Poet—Say, Sam, how is it yer
alius has a new hat?
Second l'oct—Easy enough; whenev
er I see a better hat than mine in a
restaurant 1 alius git through first.—
narpcr's Weekly
A lilfllcult Undertaking.
Johnson—Wonder why they don't
have a pork syndicate? They have al
most every kind
Bronson (country-brcd, contemptu
ously)— Did you ever try to corner a
pig?— Des Moines Argonaut
Noblesse Oblige.
Alee Trisity—Do you believe in elec
trocution?
Foggarty—No, bir; I do not! The old
fashioned way of hanging that suited
my forefathers is good enough for mo.
—Puck.
Loved Darkness.
Mr. Deadgone—How did you know I
was coming to-night, Tommy?
Tommy—l heard Sis tell Bridget not
. to fill up the parlor lamp.—Life.
THI; BOWER BIRD.
Om of the Qne»! Drnliru of Australia'*
Forest *.
The most remarkable instance of
estheticism among the birds is that
exhibited by the Australian bower
birds, who build long galleries in
which to play, adorning tht-m with
shells, feathers, leaves, bones or any
colored or glittering object which
comes in their way. Capt. Stokes de
scribes one of these bower birds as
taking a shell alternately from each
side of the bower and carrying it
through in its beak.
Lumholz describes several of these
playhouses of the bower birds. He
says they are always to be found "in
small brushwood, never in the open
field; and in their immediate vicinity
the birds collect a mass o* different
kinds of objects, especially snail shells,
which are laid in two heaps, one at
each entrance—the one being much
larger than the other. There are fre
quently hundredsof shells, about three
hundred in one heap and thirty in the
other. There is usually a handful of
green berries, partly inside and partly
outside the bower."
In his interesting book. "Among
Cannibals," Lumholz describes a play
ground of what would appear to be a
different species of the bird, showing
even a greater esthetic taste. He says:
"On the top of the mountain I heard
in the dense scrubs the loud and un
ceasing voice of a bird. I carefully ap
proached it, sat on fmmrtA «*•<»
shot it It was one of the bower birds,
with a gray and very modest plumage
and of the size of a thrush. As I
picked up the bird my attention was
drawn to a fresh covering of green
leaves on the black soil. This was the
bird's place of amusement, which, be
neath the dense scrubs, formed a
square a yard each way, the ground
having been cleared of leaves and rub
bish.
"On this neatly-cleared spot the bird
had laid large, fresh leaves, one by the
side of the other, with considerable
regularity, and close by he sat singing,
apparently extremely happy over his
work. As soon as the leaves decay
they are replaced by new ones."
THE INDIANS SUGAR.
How It Was Extracted from the Tree* in
Vermont. *
Ever since the Indians in the section
now known as Fletcher discovered
"honey" in the maple trees, that dis
trict has been known far and wide as
the heart of the Vermont maple sugar
country. The way the red man ex
tracted the delicious compound was
somewhat slow as compared with the
present process. He used to cut a
slanting gash in the bark and insert in
the lower end a gauge-shaped piece of
wood, from which the sap ran and
dropped into a poplar or baaswood
trough. At the end of the season these
troughs would be set up against the
trees and left until the following sea
son, by which time the troughs would
be thoroughly mildewed. This ma
terially added to the flavor of the ab
original sugar, but can hardly be said
to have improved it. The evaporator
of those times consisted of an iron ket
tle swung from a sapling bent over a
stump. By a slow and tedious process
the sap was first heated and then
boiled in this kettle, often taking two
or three days' boiling before it could
be sugared off. This was the way in
which the redskins and the early Ver
montors eked out a "sweetnin'" to
their tea and johnny cake.
In the best Fletcher groves of to-day
a long pipe or trough line runs from
some central spot in the grove down
to the big storage tanks in the sugar
house. Here the perfected evaporator,
when lit "»i- Tul 1 ' ' '.IV
the first sap tuw ia half an hour,
consuming about one cord of wood to
produce a hundred pounds of sugar.
There are in the town of Fletcher, at a
moderate estimate, thirty thousand
trees, this being probably within the
real number. .
A Deceptive Name.
A Philadelphian and his wife were
dropped one hot summer day at the
tiny post village of Mount Pleasant,
on the Delaware railroad, and as they
gazed over a flat country, whose differ
ences of level are scarcely perceptible
save by the aid of a surveyor's instru
ment, a native asked them what they
were looking for. Then the Philadel
phian explained that the name of the
place had called up such visions of an
airy eminence that he and his wife had
come down to spend their vacation.
They learned from the native that
summer board was not obtainable
there, and he obligingly explained
that the place received its deceptive
name in commemoration of the fact
that it was situated 0* the watershed
between Delaware and Chesapeake
bays, the backbone of the peninsula,
as it is locally called.
Cremation In Olden Times.
The Smithsonian institution has
printed a paper by Dr. J. F. Snyder de
scribing an urn containing incinerated
human bones which was dug out of an
ancient mound in Georgia. The urn,
or vase, is nearly conical, eleven and a
half inches high, and was covered by
an inverted bell-shaped vessel fifteen
and three fourths inches in height.
The ashes nearly half filled the vase,
and mingled with them were calcined
human teeth and fragments of bones.
Lying 011 the surface of these remains
were a quantity of wampum and sev
eral small pearls that had been pierced
for stringing.
Antiquity of Tobacco.
Tobaeco was noted by Columbus on
his very first voyage. It was first cul
tivated by John Rolfe in 1012, and as
early as 1019 a lot of 20,000 pounds was
shipped to England. In 1732 a tobacco
factory was started on the Rappahan
nock river, and about 1709 the first
south of the James river was built in
Mecklenburg county. In 1745 the ex
ports from Virginia amounted to 42,841
nogsheads of about 1,000 pounds eaoh,
and increased till 1753, after which
there was a decline until after the
revolution. It is now grown in most
of the southern states with Kentucky
In the lci.d
Borus (author of sensational novel) —
Naggus, you've ruined mel
Naggus (literary editor) —Why, I
gave your book a good notice, didn't I?
(Bitterly) "O yes! you said it was a
story with a moral! Naggus, you didn't
read it!"— Chicago Tribune.
Economical.
Friend—How is it you don't doctor
yourself, instead of having that young
Dr. Gravely?
Eminent but Mean Physician—l can't
afford it My charges arc ten dollars a
visit, while Dr. Gravely only charges
one dollar.—Puck.
A Sad Surprl*e.
Visitor*—ls Mrs. Clamwhooper at
home?
Servant —Yes, mum, she is.
Visitor—Well, I never dreampt I
should find her at home on such a pleas
ant afternoon as this. —Texas Siftings.
All There's In It.
She—Why is it that people invariably
refer to a newly wedded couple as "tbe
happy pair?"
Ho' (crustily) Because there are
grounds for believing they're glad the
ceremony is over.—Judge.
They C an Settle.
Great Traveler—The Chinese make it
an invariable rule to settle all their
debts on New Year's day.
American Host—Y-e-s, but the Chinese
don't have a Christmas the week be
fore.— N. Y. Weekly.
ABOUT GERMAN CARP.
Haw Everj Farmer Can IUIH HU On
Supply of FUh.
A. Brackett writes to the Orange J odd
Farmer: From the numerous communi
cation-. received it appears that the
American people arc waking up to the
fact that they can raise their own tish —
a thing which has been done in Ger
many for generations. 1 will attempt
to explain how a pond is made in which
German carp can be raised. The large
or summer pond must be located on
low land, at one side of a run or water
way. It is nut necessary that there
should bo a constant supply of running
water, but to furnish a pond of ten
acres it must have at least the drainage
of three thousand acres of land. Of
course this depends a great ucal on the
nature of the soil in which the pond is
made. It would not be practicable to
make one in a sandy porous region.
Put a dam across the run borne distance
above the pond and conduct the water
from it to the pond through a ten or
twelve-inch tile. It is not uecessary to
have the water in the pond more than
three feet deep. 1 made the embank
ment around mine with teams and
scrapers. The main thing to guard
against is an overflow from sudden rain.
It is unnecessary to feed the fish until
the pond becomes thoroughly stocked.
They will eat grain of any kind and
are particularly fond of green corn
sliced from the cob, < r of scraps from
the table. If thoroughly fed they will
G'L OFL 1 \ \ "'V ?| —-- |M • WL
care will weigh three or four pounds at
eighteen months. This is the most
profitable age at which to sell them.
Their table qualities as compared with
other li.s!i are of the very best. No fish
is as good to eat when taken from
warm, muddy water as from cold spring
water. When carp are wanted for
table use in summer, keep in cold wat«r
at least three weeks before using. The
best proof of their superior quality as a
table fish is that in Germany, where they
have been raised for many years, they
bring the highest prices in the market.
My experience has been similar. I have
sold them for fifteen cents per pound,
when pickerel, bass and whitofish only
brought ten cents. A gentleman writ
ing from Hebron. AY is., states that he
has a natural pond of eight acres which,
from his description, I should think
would make an excellent carp pond.
But in order to handle these fish success
fully it is necessary for one to be able
to draw off the water, as it soon
becomes infested with millions of
surface minnows and other fish which
will destroy the eggs of the carp. They
can be raised in large natural ponds
whera the water is sufficiently deep, but
a small pond must be provided in which
to spawn the fish and keep them until
they are three or four weeks old. Then
put them into the large pond. If situ
ated so far north that the pond will
freeze two to three feet most of the
carp will be destroyed. Therefore it
is better to keep them in a smaller,
deeper one, as they do not feed during
the winter, and a large number can oc
cupy a small space. If the water is
two or three feet deep, and is kept run
ning constantly so as to prevent the for
mation of very thick ice (which will re
tain the gas which the fish give off in
their breathing), a ton of fish can be
kept in a square rod of space. The best
mode of catching the carp is to dig a
tuunel eight or ten feet broad by
about four deep, extending about fifty
feet from the pond. Always feed m
that channel and the fish can easily
be taken with a seine when desired.
DIAGONAL HARROWING.
The Proper War or Treating a Square
Field After Plowing.
When a nearly square field is to be
1*... rowed after it in «ntir»ly plowod,
the work may be efficiently done by
diagonal harrowing. (See illustration).
This is specially adapted to working up
sod or an}- ground that it is necessary
to drag crosswise of the furrow. Enough
time and labor are lost in turning
around to amount to a good deal in
a day's harrowing. If we begin on the
diagram at a, working parallel to bd
and letting the heavy lines represent
the path of the harrow, it is evident
that at least fourteen turns will be nec
essary in going once over the ground,
or twenty-eight in twice over; also that
after the line bd is passed, we come to
the fence at an acute angle, making it
necessary to turn before driving to the
fence, or else to make almost the com
plete circuit of three hundred and sixty
degrees and turn to the right, or back
upon the harrowed ground. With the
above method the harrow is started at
DIAGRAM OF HABBOWTJFG.
aup the heavy line to c. The rest of
the course may be best followed by
tracing up the heavy line on the dia
gram. With but fifteen complete turns
the ground is harrowed twice and the
fence always approached at an obtuse
angle; so the harrow may be driven to
the very edge and still leave room to
turn. Of course with a harrow of ordi
nary width the central line would be
much more nearly parallel to db than
appears on the diagram, the variation
not being noticeable in practical work.
—American Agriculturist.
Seed Should Be Tested.
Every spring there is a loss of hun
dreds of dollars by sowing stale, infe
rior seeds. There are different ways of
testing seed before planting, and if this
is done there will be a great saving of
time and money. Last year some of the
state experiment stations offered to test
free of charge samples sent to them by
any farmer in their particular state. It
Is probable that the same privileges
will hold good this year.
STILL, clear nights permit rapid radi
ation of heat from the earth and cause
frosts.
Hhe Was ltlghr.
He suddenly kissed the fair maid by his side;
M Don't you know any better than kiss me?' 1
she cried.
" X know, nothing better," said he, "my dear
Jano!"
And ho placed his arm 'round her and kissed
her again.
—Brooklyn Life.
EVERYTHING CAME UIS WAT.
—Chicago MaiL
An Implication of Age-
Mrs. Bringers (fat and fifty)— That
Miss Oldish hasn't any manners!
Mrs. Gaines—Why, what's she done?
Mrs. Bringers—She insisted on getting
up and offering mo her seat in a cable
car yesterday. The hateful thin#! —
Chi<;&g9 Ifowß Record.
NEW FODDER PLANT.
It Is Nutritions and WUI Thrive Upon
Very Poor Soli.
In the woods of northern Europe, a
slender pea-like plant flourishes, which
is commonly called the wood vetch or
narrow-leaved everlasting pea. Through
the summer and early fall it is covered
with beautiful purple blossoms. This
vine, botanically known as Luthyrns
sylvestris, has been introduced to our
American farmers as a fodder plant. It
belongs to the leguminous family, and,
like clover, beans and peas, has the
property of fixing the free nitrogen of
rio. I.— PI. A N'T OF I.ATUVRL'S BYLVEB
TKIS.
the air in tubercles upon its roots. For
this reason it will thrive upon very
poor soil. The advantages claimed for
its growth in the southern states are
its large yield, cheapness of production,
its growth in early spring and its long
life. The first year no crop is pro
duced, but thereafter it is said to yield
large crops of fodder for many years.
It is best to cut the fodder before the
flowers ripen, as thereafter the vines
become very coarse and fibrous. It is
claimed that it is one-third more nu
trit:ous thau clover hay, and contains
no. a. —ROOTS OF LATHYBUS SYLVES
TRIS.
three times as much food as timothy
In IS9I, the United States departmen
of agriculture distributed the seed u
this plant to eighteen experimer.
stations for trial, but none of thet.
has given a favorable report. It ha
been found difficult to get a good stan 1
as mar.y of the seeds fail to germinat.
As this plant has not yet been sufct
ciently tested in this country, It would
b» well for those who wish to try it t .
do so on a small scale. The accoi-'
panyiug illustrations, engraved fr<
photographs, sent us from the Mas.-
chufcetts experiment station, show the
plant of Lathyrus sylvestris in Fig. I.
and the roots in Fig. 2.—American Ag
riculturist
ENSILAGE FOR LAMBS.
Result of Experiments Conducted at the
Cornell University Station.
The experiment stations connected
with the agricultural colleges accom
plish something in the line of reseaivli
by the careful tests on grain growing
and in the feeding of animals. The ex
periment station of Cornell university
reports in bulletin 47 an interesting ex
periment in the feeding of cornensila;.;.'
to lambs. The lambs were grade Shrop
shire, about eight months old, ainl
were fed in two lots of five lambs each,
the experiment continuing from De
cember Bto April 27. Each lot received
a grain ration composed of one part lin
seed meal, two parts cottonseed meal
and four parts bran, by weight, of which
mixture each lot received practically
the same quantity, 078 pounds, or 18..
pounds per lamb during the twenty
weeks of the experiment.
In addition to this ration, one lot re
ceived 905 pounds of hay during the
test, while the other lot had COO pounds
of hay and 1,166 pounds of corn ensil
age The grain was practically the
same in both lots, averaging 25 pounds
per lamb, the average weight being
pounds at the beginning and 83 pounds
at the end of the test. The ensilage,
therefore, took the place of 800 pounds
of hay, or about four pounds of ensil
age equaled one pound of hay. If the
hay were worth $lO per ton the ensil
age would therefore be worth two
and one-half dollars per ton. The lot
fed on dried food consumed more water
than the one fed on ensilage; but when
allowance is made for the water in the
food it is found that the ensilage fed »
lot consumed considerably more water
than the lot on dry food.
An Expensive Custom.
Pasturing cattle is perhaps the most
expensive of all methods, as more land
is required, but it is not an easy matter
to convince farmers of that fact. The
same land, if so cultivated that the
crops can be fed to the cattle at the
barn, will give better results. True,
the cost of the labor will be greater,
but the profits will also be larger. Ma
chinery and improved implements of
farming will at some time in the future
change the system of pasturing to that
of soiling
Mj Host Girl.
Although she hates all woman's rights,
This funny fact remains—
When we go sleighing she delight*
To always hold the roins.
—Judge.
•Spectacular Tastes.
"Boston seems to be fond of ballets
and other gorgeous shows; don't you
think BO?"
"I do, indeed. Why, even the girls
wear spectacles." —Truth.
HE WAKE OF TOE DOG.
Some may think it a circus.
As for ine, why, I decline.
I lirf)k at it quite different:
I think It a cant o' mine.
—Judge
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