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Hutler Savings OP' BUTLKW, PA. Statement May 190 U. (CONDENSED) RESOURCES LIABILITIES. C«sh on h«n 1 and due from Capital ....... $ Bank- * 286.024 JW Snrplos and Profits 2-*.U JO Loans aiid Discounts 1,44* 418 77 Deposits 1.4.T5.<J.y. .0 Real Estste 29,084 98 $1,778,528.66 f1.773,528.66 STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. 1 c^. COUNTY OF BUTLER. r , I, Louis 15 Stein. C*bb:er of the above-named Bank do solemnly swear that thf above statement is true to the best of my a Caßhier " COBKECT— Attest ■ Subscribed and sworn to before me iirs V'M CAMPBKLL, JH.. , 37th day of May. 1902 W. A. STEIN. -Director 0 . A. .I. CORN KI.IT S W. L». BKANDON, $ Notary Public. (irand Clearance Sale 5U M MER FOOTWEAR Bickel's. We have commenced a Grand Clearance Sale of all Summer Footwear. We have too many Summer Shoes and Oxfords and will not carry a pair over. Every pair must go during this SAJ-E and will go at away down prices. Men's ?4.0C Wi.lt Sole Shoes $2 25 Men's- S4OO Patent Kid Oxforos 2 25 1 adiis' $3 50 We:t Sole, Patei.t Kid Oxfords 2 25 l.r.dits' Fii Dongola Pat« nt Tir Oxf >*ds 95 L?cics' F.t.e Dongola Turn : oie SII-JCS 1 65 Ladies' Fire Dongola Patent Tip Shoes 1 00 Misses' PaUr.t Tip Shoes 1 00 Misses' Strap Sandals 60 Children's Fine Shoes 45 Infants' Fine Shoes 20 r.cys' Lawn Tenni-. Slippers 35 Youths' Fine Satin Calf Shoe s 80 Bo>s' Fine Satin Calf Shoes 90 Men's Three Sole, Bellis Tongue, Box Toe Shoes.. . 1 35 Sample Counters Filled With Interesting Bargains JOHN BICKEL, 128 South Main St., BUTLER, PA. 'd HUS ELT ON 'S ?E~ vi V The Lain«t Styles The early Summer wl and Nobbies* style of Men's Shoes FS A designs jet shown shown here now are them or not. y Jfis. No-Not Or\ly the Laclies! L We have low Shoes for Patent Leather Bluchers V MEN, Patent Ki<l Bluchers W ►j BOYS and Patent C*lf Lace. M GIKLS as well, The slickest lot of B\BIES too! Shoes in forty (States A P»i Take Your Choice! SoMl S« tts °' B> 4 Patent Leather Oxfords kl Patent Kid Bluchers VA r A Vici Kid Colonials Take Your Choice Velour Calf Sembrich Ties W r J Wax Calf Oxford Button J Welt Soles or Turn Soles ™J £• »°jj £ A 75C tO SJ.OO. but it is the only place to buy the newest and smartest styles. W TA We get more style and more wear into onr shoes ut a Riven V pric<- than any one else you know of. W k * Heavy Shoes for Farmers and Mechanics made to stand a lot of r A TA mauling and scraping. but GOOD LOOKERS and plenty of toe TB room, 95c: to $2.00. V J 1 Huselton's. e | O The most satisfactory A 1 IWHOIIEL^JUDGE] ? OF OUR SHOES? \ ? The customers, who buy our $3 50 Enamels for $2.25; S J Men's shoes latest styles and leathers, $3.00 up. Hoys' and / 3 Youths' fine ihoes, Hoc up. Ladies' Patiician shoes and / 5 (.xfords, $3.50. Misses' shoes, 75c up. Children's shoes, 50c j V up. shoes, SI.OO up; waiting your nomination S 1 we remain yours for shoes. \ j THE NEW SHOE STORE, ?Daubei\speck Turner? / Next to Savings Bank. 108 S. MAIN ST. c KECK SpriD ° & smm 4 1 Aci\ K Have a nattiness about them that '.l / j ' kpv / J 1 \\ mark the wearer, it won't do to '/ 'I?! \IA/ U In\ wear the last year's output. You j * jk -\J \J vA won't get the latest things at the I IF"7 stock clothiers either, The up-to T l it? f'\ '* ate * al ' or on 'y tan supply them, . A [r\ r ivir\ 0 ou want not o,, 'y ' atcst 111 V 1 ill | I things in cut and fit and work- I If '//// I nunsbip, the finest in durability, I I 111 where e'se can you get combina / 5 In /'j Li ® tions, you get them at KECK G. F. KECK. Merchant Tailor, 112 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler,Pa THE BUTLER CITIZEN. Pain and sweat \ \ \ > |® have co effect cn Mi Ml W* |H harness treated MM ) W\ F M\ /M* 9 with Eure*.* Har- M%/ MmM-tM %-t *- M r.ess Oil. It re- r r *:2 do cot break, v ( \ • )■ | r f No rough stir- \\\\ M MMM\ \ H face to chafe . \ f ///✓ \ ll and cut. The \ H harneis net \ / A \ \ \ J^k only keep > »\ \ . \ looking like 1 tK y t wears twice R t tY, as long by the lAyJ ' .# ' use of Eureka | .where \ 1 Standard Oil \ Company « Nasal z£Sy^< CATARRH /feM ElyVcleMlal^™"!# cleanses, soothes and heals f f the diseased membrane. Tn^Scfrl It cures catarrh and drives avray a cold in the head quickly. Oram Balm is placed into the nostrils,spreads over t"..e membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—<2'»es not produce sneezing- Large Size, 50 cents at Drug gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents. | 5 | Johnston's Beef. Iron and Wine kl is the I M Best Tonic k 1 & and rJ VM Bltxxl Purifier. >1 kl Price, 50c pint. 4 [ V Prepared and soldYsnly at 4 Johnston's 1 tj Crystal A W Pharmacy, J B. M. LOGAN, Ph. O. W Manager, 'J f A ICS N. Main Ht . Hutler, Ha 43 Both 'Phones J Everything in the kl drug line. A ! « We Guarantee ALL THE PAINT we sell and the largest paint M'f'g Co. in the worhl (The Sherwin- Williams Co.) stand back of u- s in this guarantee. Does that mean anything to our paint customers? You will.do well to consider this proposition. Estimates cheerfully furnished. REDICK & GROHMAN, 109 N. Main St.. Butler, Pa. Eugene Morrison GENERAL CONTRACTING PAINTER and DECORATOR. Special attention given to I'INK PAPER HANGING GRAINING und HARDWOOD FINISHING. Office and Shop, Rear of Ralston's Store, Residence No 119 Cliff St. i'ojpie s Phone 451. EYTH BROS' Big Wall Paper Store, Next to Postoffice. Special bargains in Wall Paper, Window Blinds and Room Mould ings. Farmers find good accom modation and satisfaction here. EYTH BROS., Formerly, C. K. M< MILLIAN, I 'Phone 453. 251 S. Main St. I—♦ JIM'S 1 t STRATAGEM 4 A + Ey Emiie L. Atherton ♦ Copyr./ht, 1502, ♦ By the S. S. McCiure Company ♦ +'+s>*■• c • ■>s • ♦ • * The installment house lay at the hot toil) of the trouble. Mrs. Mitchell, yie!ding to seductive advertisements, furnished the third story front and found herself obliged to rent the room to meet the weekly payments. The roomer introduced himself as Mr. James Pearley, entry clerk at the Empire department store. His fellow clerks called him dressy. Mrs. Mitchell stood somewhat in awe of his frock coat and silk hat. Mary pronounced his taste in ties as "just lovely." And Jim lio'.lls? What bethought of Pearley and what he said at times are not for publication. The circle of society iu which the Mitchells and Hollises moved did not consider the formal announcement of an engagement necessary, but that a wedding would follow Jim's years of devotion to Mary none of their ac 'l'uainiaitct's doubted—that is, until Mr. Pearley rented the third story front. She. of course, told him all about Jim. but explained that he had been a friend of her father, coveitly trying to give the impression that Jim was nothing more to her than "a humble friend." When Jim called one Sunday, Mary had gone to church with Mr. Pearley. He didn't feel jealous exactly, just hurt and depressed. He realized that he "looked clumsy" in hm Sunday best clothes, and his gloves were wet with perspiration. He was aware that his necktie was never just right, because Mary always criticised It. It seemed that styles in these things changed over night. Jim regarded his work as very ordi nary also. He was glad to know that Hogan's ship rigging firm considered him their smartest man. The most dif ficult and dangerous pieces of work were his by right. This did not make him look less like a fool in a high hat and for that reason brought him no nearer to Mary. It is doubtful if he would ever have known how to solve the problem if one of the daily papers had not sent a reporter to write up the rigger's trade. Jim was duuifounded at the reporter's admiration. "Why," he explained afterward, "when I drapped down a halyard from HE LEO HEB UP STAIRS. the crosstrees to the deck, he grabbed hold of my hand and told me not to do it again, that he'd got the idea, anil he didn't want me to risk my life un necessarily. Say, I nearly fell down! And when I told him how much I made in a good season he broke the point off his pencil he was so astonished. 'Why,' he says, 'that's about double what a bookkeeper makes!' I asked him what he pulled out of his trade, and he said that forty was his limit." The conversation with the reporter allowed Jim relative values as applied to himself and Pearley. then he went to see Mary. He found Mr. Pearley before him, and Mary introduced them in her grandest manner: "I'm proud to make you acquainted with my friend Mr. Pearley." And then to Mr. Pearley, "This is our old family friend. Jim llollls, I told you about." Jim sat out the evening somehow', his mind apparently working double. He heard dimly the flippant conversa tion led by Mr. Pearley and at times tried to Join In the topics which seem ed to entertain Mnry. But all the while he was thinking how he could outflank this "saffron colored counter Juniper," as he dubbed Pearley. It was not until he rose to leave that the In spiration came to him. He recalled his chat with the newspaper reporter and spoke firmly, so firmly that Mary looked a bit astonished, then worried. "I want to gee you about something most particular tomorrow, Mary. Meet me at Grey's drugstore by the soda fountain. Don't fall me." In a vague way Mary realized that Mr. Pearley would have called for her: that this was another evidence of Jim's lack of good manners, but she held her peace. Something ip Jim's expression and a sudden memory of his patient years of waiting made it lmitosslble for her to refuse his request The next morning Jim took Mary to the Empire department store. He made no explanations, but led her up stairs to a point where they could see the ex pert handlers of money make change and dispatch the cash carriers. And beyond these stood Pearley. He had his coat off anil paper pinned around Tiis cuffs. His handkerchief was tuck ed about ills collar, and a woman with a hard face was "slanging him," as Jim put it. When she left, a young person with pale, pompudoured hair and an indolent manner i<x>k up the cry: "Say, Mr. Pearley, you're a gem I I guess you must lie dabbling In love from the bull? you make. This Is the third identical time you've brought me up here this morning. Now, say, If Mr. Moses hears of this, out you'll go!" Mr. Pearley did not answer, but wip ed the perspiration from ills strained find worried brow with one hand while he drove his pen with the other. Mary was silent and fairly Jumped when Jim said: "Say, Mary, meet mo at our dock* after supper tonight. We have a Jsh bark to rig, and I'll be throw?!' about 8. You'll come, won't you?" Mary nodded Ler head and looked back at Pearley, and when she turnad Jim was gone. At 7:30 she was at the appointed place. A full rigged ship lay at the dock, Its hull dark In shadow, but Its shrouds and rigging thrown Into bold relief by a searchlight. And there on the crosstrees, balancing himself wltU dexterous grace, was Jlui. He was phoutlng orders at the top of his voice. And then Mary HHW the well dressed und ujuch revered Mr. llogan point bin BUTLER PA., THURSDAY, JUNK o, 1902 i-arie iit Jim am! call out: "Say. Mollis, have you sof Mint utaiusall halyard n'ovi l riirlit in that Mock? It looks twisted fn-m here." "All rijilit. Mr HogstnT' shouted Jim I did it myself." "That's tit** l:oy for my money." said Mr. Hogan as lie moved away. "Ami 1 think." said Mary reflectively to herself, raising her straight little eyebrows and pursing out her cherry reil li|>s—"l think he's the hoy for mine too. lie can't wear a necktie right, hut he ilon't let any woman jaw him." Ami when Jim offered her his arm as they walked away half an hour later she said timidly, "Jimmie. you're my steady still, ain't you?" And if the policeman hadn't turned his head the other way he would have seen Jim kiss her. Three Royal Toaitt. The "Greviiie Memoirs" tells this story of King William IV. of England and the Duke of Cumberland, his brother: "During dinner loud voices were heard, which soou became more vehement. Roth brothers had drunk more than usual, and the duke had lost his temper and his head. Then for the first time King William sus pected the idea which from that time was never out of Duke Ernest's miud. that he ought to be the nest king of England should no male children sur vive his brother. William IV. The duke, rising, said: 'Call in the suit. I am proposing a toast. The king's health: Cod save the king.' The suit came in and drank it. Then the duke said. 'May 1 also, sir, propose the next toast?' 'Name It, your grace.' replied the king. 'The king's heir/ proudly said the duke, 'and God bless him" "A dead silence followed. Then the king, collecting all his energies and wits, stood up and called out, "The king's heir; God bless her!' Then, throwing the glass over his shoulder, lie turned to his brother and exclaim ed, 'My crown came with a lass, and my crown will go to a lass!' Every one noticed that the duke did not drink the toast. He left the room abruptly." Peter the Great and Beards. Peter the Great thought to civilize his savages by making them shave and imposed a tax of 100 rubles on the wealthy and middle classes and a co peck on peasants and laborers. Now, it was a superstition among the poorer people that no beardless son of Adam could ever enter heaven, and, being obliged to part with their beards, the great majority treasured up their hair to be buried with their bodies. In dealing with his soldiers the great Pe ter enlisted the aid of the priests, who cunningly pointed out the fact that they were going to flght the bearded Turk and that their patron, St. Nicho las, would be unable to distinguish tliem from their enemies uuless they sacrificed their beards. This was all right, and the beards of the beloved Russians went down be fore the razor iu deference to St. Nich olas. But, unluckily for the priests, the next little war happened to be with the Swedes, who wore no beards, and thus it was that the Russian sol diers demanded to be allowed to ab jure the razor, so that the holy Nicho las might have no difficulty in arrang ing for their protection. From the Romans. "Put your right foot foremost" is a piece of advice that has been offered to most folk, young and old, in the course of their lives. It is generally equivalent to saying, "Now's your chance; do your very best and show what you are capable of." I.ike a great many common phrases, this expression has an old origin. In the days of an cient Rome, when people were usually the Blaves of some superstition or oth er, It was thought to be unlucky to cross the threshold of n house with the left foot first; consequently a boy was placed at the door of the mansion to remind visitors that they were to put their right foot foremost. The use of the phrase in tiie wider sense became obvious. Dreading the Future. A little girl was recently found cry ing bitterly on her tenth birthday. When questioned, she announced be tween sobs the cause of her tears, "1 urn ten today (sob), and it's only thirty years more (sob) to forty, and then I'll have to die." Poor child! When she Is forty, she will say, "Ten whole years before fifty, and that Is not so very old." The in tolerance of youth is not more certain than the tolerance of age. MAN AND MARRIAGE. Suice Advice About Method* llfforf imd After tlie Ceremony. In "Her Royal Highness Woman" Max O'Rell gives some very sage ad vice to men as to what they should and should not do both before and after marriage. The following extracts will be of interest to readers: Never marry a woman richer than you. one taller than you or one older than you. Re always gently superior to your Wife In fortune, in size and in age, so that In every possible way she may appeal to you for help or protection, either through your purse, your strength or your experience in life. Marry her at an age that will always enable you to play with her all the dif ferent characteristic parts of a lius band—a chum, a lover, an adviser, a protector and just a tiny suspicion of a father. However 111 you may speak or think of women, you will always find a wom an able to do It better than you. Never let your ladylove see you with out a collar—no, not even the very wife of your bosom. A man's head without a collar is like a bouquet without a holder. Never let her see you asleep. Maybe you sleep with your mouth open. If you are married, let your wife sleep first. When you are quite sure she is off, let yourself go, and be careful to wake up first lu the morning. lllsmarek on diampnitne. Years ago, when Baron Hengelmuller was assistant secretary of the Austrian embassy at Berlin, Blsuinrck gave u dinner to which the baron was Invited. All the guests except Von Ilengervar drank champagne, and Bismarck, not ing the young man's abstinence, asked the reason therefor. "I have not yet earned the right so to Indulge," was the reply. "Ah, that will not do," remarked Bis marck; "it Is allotted to every ablebod led man In this world to consume In his lifetime 10,000 bottles of champagne So you should begin now lest you fall to secure your just portion." "If 10,000 bottles be the allotment for the ordinary man," responded the young diplomatist, bowing to the Iron Chan cellor, "your excellency, being an ex traordinary man, should have double allowance, and I therefore take great pleasure In awarding my share to you." "I thank you," Bismarck replied, "but permit me to inform you that without waiting for your grand renunciation I have already passed the i.'O,«MJO mark." - SUturday Evening Post. OrOcOoOoOoOoOOoOcOcOoOoOcO fT)iDGEVALE'S | ' §K ... TRAGEDY ! : c y o By Horton Arnold £ * o o Copyright, l r o2, o | O By the S. S. McClure Company ® , 6:OoOcOcOcOcOO=OoOoOcOoCcO Rldgevale was all excitement, and so was Harrison, three miles down the North river road. Harrison, which took , to itself airs and graces owing to the , fact that it was on the railroad, while , Ridgevale was not. had had a celebra tion in the morning, in which the town parade had merged with the procession of a one ring circus that showed that j afternoon and eve .ing. There had been j a "real" Goddess of Liberty robed in j : the stars and stripes, who had read the j Declaration of Independence in the grove and had ridden on top of the i 1 lions' den in the parade. The Harrisonites bad never ceased so crow over the gotxl people of Ridge vale. and now Ridgevale was preparing to take its revenge. Harrison was in vited over to witness a Washington's birthday celebration concerning which all facts were refused. But wlien Scth liaskins drove over to Burden's grocery THE SENIOU WASHINGTON BESTOWED UPON HIS OFFSPRING A TOY HATCHET store for the mailbag he loftily inform ed the crowd of loungers that Ridge vale was preparing an intellectual treat that would cause such a commonplace thing as a circus parade to resemble u stranded minstrel troupe counting the ties toward home. The secret was pretty well kept, but toward the end all Harrison knew that Gregory Kinsman, the schoolmaster, bad written a little play to be perform ed in_ the schoolhouse yard. George Basking, Scth's youngest son. was to impersonate the Father of His Country, While Dan Smith was to be the elder Washington. For this reason they were not surpris ed on ttic morning of the 22d when they trooped into the schoolhouse yard to find the benches and some extra chairs arranged in rows in front of the build ing. At the farther end the snow hail been shoveled from the frozen earth, forming a sort of stage. Branches of cut evergreens masked the bare brown fence boards, and in the geometrical center of the cleared rectangle a single small evergreen was firmly planted. Around the lower part of the tree a band of bark, wired on, showed where the shrub had been nearly chopped through. It had been demonstrated when the boys were over In liaskins' lot for the evergreens that, with the toy hatchet furnished young liaskins, the demolition of the tree would require something like an hour and a half. This would have greatly retarded the crlspness of the performance. A piece of white cloth fastened on the side far thest from the audience showed the little fellow where to make the initial attack. Most of the Ridgevale people had al ready gathered in the inclosure when the guests from Harrison began to ar rive. But seats had been saved for the visitors. When the last sleigbload bad driven up. Kinsman, who was called "professor" in Ridgevale and plain "Greg" over in Harrison, opened the proceedings with an oration which had originally appeared as an editorial in a New York paper two years before. Silas Hopkins followed with an extem poraneous address punctuated by "er" and "as I was saying." The First Reader class sang an ode to Washing ton composed by Kinsman and set to the tune of "Bringing In the Sheaves." Ella Garrison, who was known to fame as a child elocutionist, recited a poem on Washington from Spellrnnn's Fourth Reader. There was a quartet by the choir of the First M. E. church, and then the stage was cleared for the event of the afternoon. Around the corner of the woodshed strolled Master liaskins iu a gorgeous Continental costume. A bag wig of cotton batting was surmonted by Ills Sunday hat of black felt, carefully pin ned Into an imitation of cocked head gear, while he wore the patent leather pumps that the previous June had been the admiration or all on the occasion of the annual school "commencement and exhibition." Fully conscious of his Importance as a historical personage. Master George strutted forward and in a childish treble Informed the audience that this was his birthday and that great joy had been brought to his heart through the bestowal of many gifts. Ills Joy was not In that lie valued the Intrinsic worth of the offerings, but In tin' kindly sentiments of the givers. 'I his view ot the matter was heartily applauded, and thru through the ifate came Dan Smith, who bad scorned the u of paper cam brie and had deiisid a costume thai was startling, if not historically cor rect. ruder his 1.1a.k cutaway coat he M ported a yellow vest, cut into squares by red and green stripes and set off by a massive brass w.i.ch chain and a flaming red necktie. His li"S were in can d Iri a pair of blue bicycle knicker bockers, the extremities being clothed with a pair of white stockings, whieu Danny McKccver of llaiilson prompt |y declared belonged to Hall's Aunt Mary, in default "i patent leather pumps a pair of brand new rubbers glistened almost as ciicctlvely. Pausing a moment to allow the rude HarrlsotilUii laughter to subside, the senior Washington approached his sou and In a cop., book 'p • eh bestowed tip on his hopeful offspring a toy hatchet. After this he retired to enable the youngster to chop down Ihe evergreen, which by t-ourtesy was supposed lo be a fruit bearing t|'ee. Ail R'.d i■villi and the iw.st of liar risen held lis brentU : the rtitur- hero of the American people raised his ax on high. With a swinging stroke he brought it down on the carefully mark ed patch of bark, quite iu accordance with instructions. There was a ring ing crash, with a louder howl, and the hope of the Waslilngtons executed with great spirit an unrehearsed war dance upon his left foot only while he nursed with one hand a bruised foot and brandished with his other the remains of his hatchet. Harrison shouted and Ridgevale waxed indignant A hurried examina tion showed that a liar of steel had Ih-cu carefully placed under the bark at the point indicated for the cut and that this unexpected addition had caus ed the breaking of the cheap hatchet, which In falling had bprtsed George's foot and effectually stopped the per formance. The visitors from Harrison departed after much chatting, which did little to soothe the injured vanity of the Ridge valians. The latter charged bad faith, but could not locate the culprit. Tbey do say. though, at Burden's store, that Blanche Burden, in whom local pride ran became engaged to Ray lironson. the Itid-'evaie blacksmith, tl.at evening. And Branson declared it was the lirst time lie had ever forged a wedding ring out of a bar of steel. Tlie Manlenl Guam Ilea. The Guamites are a musical people. The well to do own pianos and are fair musicians Others have organs, and many, many more possess accordions. They enjoy singing and are fond of American popular songs. Their own songs are rather weird and mournful, though always harmonious. At night the voices rise hi sharp, nasal tones, singing the "novena." a term applied to nine days of special worship to some particular saint. Novenas are ever iu evidence, for no sooner do they finish with one than it is time for another to begin; consequently "neighborhood sings"- are frequent. The accordions are pleasing to the natives at their dances and fandangos or weddings. These latter always oc cur Thursday mornings at 4 o'clock. The names are cried in the church three times before the wedding. Wed nesday evening there is a Social gath ering of the families and friends of the bride and bridegroom, with dancing and refreshments. Guests accompany the happy pair to the church, where the priest unites them. Often there are threetir four weddings on the same Uiorning, and happiness reigns su preme.— I ndependent. OrlKlu of the Wedding Rliic. The wedding ring is the subject of quaint historical facts and endless su perstitions. It was probably chosen as the symbol of marriage more fof con vcnienco than anything else. It is sup posed to be a symbol of unbroken love and of power and to carry special cura tive virtues with It. The old good luck saying about it is, "As your wedding ring wears your cares will wear away." The ancients, Pliny among the rest, believed that a delicate nerve ran directly from the "ring finger" to tlie heart and that the ring placed oil that linger was very closely connected with the heart. In early Christian marriages the bridegroom put the ring j first on the bride's thumb, then on tlie I first finger, then on tlie second and last of all on the third, saying as lie did, "in tlie name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost." The thumb and first two fingers represented the trinity, the next finger was the one the ring was left on, to show that, next to God, a woman's duty was to her husband.—Ladies' Home Journal. iliirilly Complimentary. A certain author, having explained tlie nature of his occupation to an old Manx woman, was hardly prepared for the comment, "Well, well, what does it matter so long as a body makes his llvln* honestly?" the words being evi dently meant to put hiui on better terms with himself. But worse still fared an English clergyman, for some time vicar of a Manx parish and from Ignorance of the people and their ways not a very popular one. Having received preferment elsewhere, he started on a round of farewell visits, but without hearing a single regret. At last one old woman told him she was "mortal sorry." In ills delight the vicar let curiosity outrun discretion, and he asked for her reason. "Well," said she, with touching candor, "we've had a lot o' pass'ns over here from Englanu, and each one lias been worse than the last, and after you're gone I'm afcared they'll lie sen'in' us the devil himself." The vicar left hurriedly. London Saturday Review. She'll SlnK Hereafter. A charming young lady of Kensing ton who glories in tlie possession of a wealth of bright auburn colored hair Is the teacher of a Sunday school class. On a recent Sabbath tlie rector made the announcement of u hymn to lie sung and, rising, waved his hands, arid the organ pealed forth. "Now," said he. "ready—sing." A small and precocious youth in the young woman's class said: "Why don't you sing, Miss Frlsbee?" "Me? Oh, I never sing," replied the teacher, smiling her prettiest. "But." exclaimed the boy, "the min ister says you must. Didn't he just say 'Now, Reddy, sing?' " Smelling salts and numerous other restoratives had to be used to bring tlie teacher out of her faint.—Philadel phia Telegraph. Choleric Vermin <lulet Natures. Clarendon, says The Schoolmaster, made careful observation when lie wrote: "Angry and choleric men are as ungrateful and unsociable as thunder and lightning, being iu themselves all storm and tempests; but quiet and easy natures are like air weather, welcome to all and acceptable to all men; they gather together what the others dis perse and reconcile all whom the others Incense; as they have the good will and the good wishes of all other men, so they have the full possession of them selves, have all their own thoughts at pence and enjoy quiet and ease In their own fortune, how strait soever It may be." Iloneat I*iuf«e. An honest compliment was that paid to M. de Vendome, who, whllo com manding the French army In Italy, dis patched a young nobleman to announce to his master the victory which be had gained at Kuzzara. The latter, while attempting to describe the battle, be came several times much confused in ills narrative, when, although the king preserved his gravity, the Duchess of Burgundy, who was present, laughed so heartily that nt last the young gen tleman said, "Sire, It Is easier for M. de Vendome to win a battle than for me to describe It." Unr Fears. It Is not what a thing Is, but what we think It Is. ttint frightens us. A man walks within an inch of death without knowing It and therefore with out tr< milling, and then his hair stands on end at some empty iiolse as harm less as the buzzing of a fly. HOOPS FOR THE SILO. Hon- to >inkr Thorn From Sprlnu Wire nn«l Their VdvantaKts. An Ohio Farmer correspondent illus trates a way of making wire hoops foi silos out of spring wire that he has found by experience works perfectly: To determine tl«> length of the hoop do not take a t&peline and measure around the silo, but first count the number of staves. For example, 100 staves 2 by 4, worked to a size of Inches; 100 staves times 3*4 equal 31 feet 3 inches. That would be the size of the silo with the st;tves drawn tightly together and also the length of the hoop when drawn tightly together and under full pressure. Now, to make a hoop I first draw a chalk line along a level space of ground as shown in the cut at the bottom; next take a piece of 4 by 4 scantling the width of the hoop desired to be made, and space it off as shown on the scantling, C, in the cut; next place the steel square on as shown in the cut and be particular to get the scantling at right angles with the chalk line; next drive stakes (b, b). Take a tape line and measure from A to A. In using No. 9 spring wire I have found c c b°l 5 j -ob bPI (g)d SI'KING WIKE UOOP FOB THE SILO. that placing my two scantlings (C, C) one foot less in length than the actual size of the staves Ground the silo gives all the pressure that the threads on three three-quarter Inch bolts will stand. In putting the wire on to the scantling (C, C) piece the roll of wire at d, take the eud and commence in the middle of the clamp at A and let two men take hold and pull the wire over the second clamp at A, pulling as much as they can comfortably, while the third man staples it down. Pro teed in like manner with each wire you wish to put on, being careful to draw each wire alike. In a hoop made in this manner, when put on to tho silo and clamped up, every wire will draw alike. lam convinced that the spring wire hoop is "the thing" to hoop the silo with, as it will give when the silo swells and will take up the slack when the silo Is empty In summer. Foul Brood. Mr. It. L. Taylor said at the bee keepers' convention, ns reported by The Bee Journal, that he had cured many diseased colonies of foul brood by shaking the bees off from their combs and giving them a new hive and foundation filled frames. However, when the disease is la the advanced stage and could be told by the odor when entering the apiary, he thought burning was tho safest and liest. When he first had foul brood In his yard, he said one of the affected colo nies cast a swarm which he hived on foundation and it remained healthy. This showed him the way. He had found that foul brood did not spread ns rapidly as we are led to believe, but advised to exercise great care to pre vent the spreading of the disease by bees robbing. The work of shaking off the bees should be done rapidly. It would not do to treat diseased colonies when bees were flying. Diseased bees should also be prevented from entering adjoining hives. Early in the morning, he thought, was a good time, before tho bees got to flying. He cautioned not to l<*ave any honey lying around any where. With care the disease could be cured. One need not get Into a frenzy because his bees have the disease. Pen* Xew Jersey Truckers Grow. The first seeds sown In the open with us (Monmouth county, N. J.) are usual ly early peas, of the round, hard, Dan iel O'Rourke type. A few growers pin their faith on Carter's First Crop and find it satisfactory in heavy soils. For second early, or Fourth of July, peas McLean's Advancer Is generally relied on. They are sown about April 1 and often Immediately followed by Little Gem or American Wonder where the soil is very rich. Nott's Excelsior is taking place wherever tried as the earliest and most productive sweet wrinkled pea, but Is not yet generally adopted. Cham pion of England and Bliss Abundance are most frequently planted for the lat est varieties. The latter is productive, but the quality is not high. Chemical fertilizers are not liked for early varie ties. The general impression is that germination Is Injured. Finely rotted manure is the reliance, and best results are gained when thoroughly Incorporat ed In the soil.—Cor. Rural New Yorker. TrnnM|»liiiitlnftt Calfliitite mid Knle. It Is best to transplant the young pluutletß or cabbage, kale and cauli flower twice, first from the seedbed to boxes or frames about the time the second set of true leaves appears, plac ing the plants twenty-four Inches apart each way and transplanting again to the open ground in rows four to live feet apart, with plants two to four feet apart In the row. If the plants are started under cover, they should be hanleued off by exposure to light and air during tlie warmer hours of several days preceding the final transplanting. —Bailey. VALUABLE DEVICES. rtnrnlile I.nud Holler and Convenient Truck or Wheelbnrrow. There Is no tool that Is so Indispensa ble In preparing a Held for a crop as a good land roller, aml such a one, to gether with a convenient truck, Is de scribed, among other useful devices, In the <>hlo Farmer: Land rollers are especially valuable In the preparation of soil for wheat to conserve moisture and equally valuable in spi : ng work, rolling wheat and corn stubbie, oir meadows that are heaved it DUBAI)LB LAND HOLLER. by frost and In the preparation of oats and corn ground. A good roller will nearly if not altogether pny for Itself in one year's work. No 23 The one shown in the Illustration 19 very cheaply and easily constructed ami durable because of the plan of build ill};. A good sound log seven feet long nud about two feet in diameter is drawn to the sawmill, and after being squared the miller arranges it on the carriage in such a maimer as to shape it Into an octagonal form. By the u-so of an adz it is then very easily "turned" into a complete cylinder. This method secures rollers that run very, true -iml evenly and do much better work than a log from nature's own working, and it will not check and <-rack to pieces, but last doubly as long as one uiade from a log. A two foot log will make a roller sixteen to eight ecu inches in diameter, which is plenty, large enough, as our experience teaches us that one of this size will do better work, crushing clods into the ground insiend of bouncing over the tops and leaving them uncrushed, as the large i rollers are wont to do. | Tills log is then sawed luto two equal ; parts which when built will make an J eight foat roller. The construction is | shown in the illustration plainly, 3 by 4 stuff being used for the frame. The iron braces shown on rear of tongue ■ are quite practical. They may also be made of wood with good results. The lio.ving shown at A is very durable and is bolted to underside of frame. The iron axles are made of one and a quarter inch gas pipe, and ends of roller are painted well to avoid check ing. An old mower seat may be at tached to tongue in center of roller. The accompanying cut shows a sort of a cross—a half breed, as it were—be tween a wheelbarrow and a four CONVENIENT TRUCK. wheeled cart. Similar trucks are often employed lu storehouses and about de pots for moving heavy articles of bulk. It is useful on the farm, and if the rims of the wheels are wide, as they ought to be, so tlmt they will not cut Into the ground, it is a great labor saving device in garden work. Loads of corn stalks. branches from pruning and such like majr be conveyed on It with dispatch, the rods at the front keeping the load off the wheels, but permitting IKJXCS ami baskets of fruit to be set in between them. Side boards as well as the front one can be easily provided if net xled. Ont» and Peas. Oats and Canada field peas make the best green crop to follow clover. Gen erally it is advisable to make three sowings, the first as early as possible In the spring, April 20 to 25, and the second and third fifteen to thirty days later. One and one-half bushels each of the oats and peas Is the usual quan tity to the acre. They may both be ■own broadcast at the same time after the land is plowed and thoroughly har rowed in with a wheel harrow. Some sow the peas first, covering with a wheel harrow, then sow the oats and cover with an Acme or similar barrow. This method, however, is hardly neces sary. The first sowing will be ready about June 25, and cutting should be gin as soon as the oats show the head. The average yield from the first sowing in ten tons to the acre. The yi»id from the second and third sowings Is not likely to be as heavy, as the crop ma tures more quickly during the warm weather. Oats and peas will remain In condition to be cut for ten to twelve days. The average cov will consumo sixty to eighty pounds daily until the food becom'.s tough. One-third to one half acrr will furnish sufficient fodder for tei> cows for twelve days.— Hatch Statioti, Mass. Hlffli Quality of Fqrelsrn Potatoes. American producers should not flat ter themselves with the idea that im ported potatoes are sold In our mar kets at comparatively low prices on ac count of Inferior quality. On the con trary, the bulk of the Importations are of decidedly superior quality to the na tive article. Buyers in large markets are fast coming to give them prefer ence over domestic potatoes at any where near equal prices. Not only so, but the Jobbers find a decided advan tage in handling them by reason of the way they are put up, every sack being uniform full weight. They also save the expense and labor of shoveling the potatoes out of a bulk car. filling sacks of unequal size and weight, each one of which has to be weighed when sold and similar annoyances, says a Phila delphia commission merchant in Amer ican Agriculturist. Mlspah. How many people know that the monument that I.aban and Jacob set up near the borders of Canaan and called "Mizpah," or a lookout, was erected in suspicion rather than love? The literal meaning was this: "The Lord watch between thee and me when we are absent one from the oth er, and see that you are not up to some new trick as soon as my back is turn ed." So when It Is Inscribed in an engage ment ring it might mean, "The Lord watch and see that you do not flirt when we are absent one from the oth er." Those who use the text are some times wiser thun they know. Strong Eren In Death. A yew tree almost destitute of branch es or bark grows abundantly In the Caucasus to a height of from fifty to sixty feet and a diameter of a little over two feet. It grows slowly, but Its timber Is almost Indestructible except by tire. It is considered superior In durability, appearance and toughness to mahogany, which It otherwise some what resembles. In some large forests of this tree it Is very difficult to dlstln. guish the live trees from the dead ones, the latter being very numerous and said to stand for 100 years ufter death without exhibiting decay. Dlvision of Labor. Helene—How long <Jid you stay In Paris on your trip to Prance? Emma-Ob, u week altogether. Ilelene—But surely you could not take ki everything In such u short time! Emma —But we did, all tho same. You see, there were three of us. Mam ma took in the picture galleries, 1 stud led the simps and things, and papa ex it mined the local color in the cafes.— Exchange. Plump Birdie. She (after the sertlce)—You dreadful fellow! Why did you smile during tho nffertory? He—l couldn't help it. There was Miss Addle Pose singing "Had I the wings of a dove." The mental picture c>r a 200 pounder trying to fly with a |.alr of four Inch wings was too much for me. When the first bnby howls at nigh. Kith the colic, the father and mother | ook reproachfully at each other, ns I" ki •..!>, V it ,ot uie Into this!"—A tell- I l-;o" tilob"