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§ GREEN & YOUNG'Sf § THIRD GRFAT SEMI-ANNUAL © § SALE 1 0 Starts Jan. 23. at 9 o'clock in the Morning. © O Every heavy garment in our store must be sold, © regardless of cost. This is the store that is a little o over one year old and has made a wonderful record for _ O Itself. We have but two sales a year—one at this © time, and the other in August —and when we say sale © we mean an honest sacrifice of wearing apparel for 8 men and boys. We do not have much room in this _ small space to tell you about this wonderful sale, but g © will quote you a few prices;— MeD's heavy fleeced lined uDdfrwear. worth .>oc. fa'e price, 29ii. OOne l« t( f boys' heavy winter underwear, worth.2s3, sale £"£?• , " One lot of men's heavy wotkiog coats, worth $125 and $1 00, sale /k V price 90c. , • *4 SOne lot. of boya' pints snit-., sizes from 9to 16. at i regnlar price. One lot of men' 9 nnd boys' snitt, worth $5 to $•- sale price, i< 5. One lot m«u's and b,,ys' overcoats, worth s<! to f7 sale price, |o •o. All 50c overfills, 39c. v a All 50c workiDg shirt?. 39c. 0 We have bargains all through the store 0 Remember the date and come early before the good numbers are W ffc all picked oat § Green » young, § © One-price Clothiers and Hatters, 118 South Alain Street Q O©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©©® +&X& mHVX&rt* XXWX9&X& &%>%•* jjj OUT WITH THE ODDS AND ENDS! § flGreat One Week Remnant Sale, fj K All the Remaining Days of January. g | ——THE~ MODERN STORE. S Ub yv UK two weeks so''in<r during the Great Bnc - ißce Sale has loTt here and there JO I I allovi-r iiii- !>u»rp is 1..10WD as "Odds and Ends, c.id short h nil single U 7 i.ic.'ps of a line. As we take s'oek !iex„ week we have concluded to devote M Wl a whole week to i!.e cleadoc up of the -ie't-orci-s. - ' ami have pu. prices on them fx Qk that wi'l la'.e ihem out niihout a doubt. We want 10 make a cleau HuHn ana not iff flf take ihes's emimo s Into stoc<. no matter what the 10-s. ill REMNANTS OF EVERY DESCRIPTION—Diwi G<x>ds, bilks, Velvets. W ft; \V»lstlnK-s. Flannels, Flannelettes, Table Linens, ToweKngs, Ginghatus, Calicoes, iff Klnitons. Embrolderle*. etc. S ADD LOTS OF ALL KlNDß—Shirts. Underwear. Shirt, Waists, Diesslng Uh JpP Sacqnes. Lace Poitiers, lUHus. Jewel.-y, etc. U MILLINERY BARGAINS AS NEVER DIEF'JRE— Nothing to be carried flf over. Every hat must be sole 1 . If only at a Traction of former priue. § EISLER-MARDORF COriPANY, « SOUTH KA3 STRIST t f Send In Your Mall Orders. S U OPrOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA. Uk txxxxsex xxae xxxxxxx xxx-i ■■ i ■ , . J -1 Ji-'-'l ——— L LA-L..-1-i - BICKEL'S Great Bargain Sale. jirx Immense Stock of Seasonable Footwear to be closed out in order to reduce our extremely large stock. SIG REDUCTIONS IN ALL LINES. tin many lines prices are reduced 25 per cent. Qftfcer £ Bowman's $4 tjne shoes in baud torn* and welts, reduced t0..,. ,$2 li.l Ladies' floe shoes, regnlar price $3.50, reduced to 1 ()."> Ladies' line shoes, regnlar price $1.50, red need to ?)•"» Ladies' good Kangaroo Calf, every day shoes, reduced to t)."» Hisses' fine shoes, all sizes, regnlar price |1.25, reduced to i) 5 One lot Children's fine shoes, size 4 to 8. reduced to 45 One lot Infanta' fine thoes, sizes 0 to 4, reduced to ID Men's fine shoes, Box Calf, Vici Kid and Patent Leather, rectilar jij-je,, 13.50 ond $4.00, reduced to if 50 Henrs fine Satiii Calf stioe's, price $1.50, reduced to 95 One lot Men's fine slippers reduced tc 50 Qne lot Men's heavy dhoes, regular price $2.00, reduced to 1 50 One lot Boys' fine Satin Calf shoes reduced to 1)5 Qpe lot Youths' fine Satin Calf shoes reduced to 85 Qne lot Little Gents' fine Satin Calf shoes reduced to 75 one lot Boys! self acting rubbers reduced to J. 3a 25 per* cent. Off on Felt Boots and Overs, Warm-lined Shoes and all Warm lined and Felt Slippers, also balance of our stock of Leggins and Overgaiters to be included in this Great Reduction Sale. Repairing done in either Leather or Rubber Goods. John sickel> 128 South Main St. a Butler, Pa. m Remodeling a | . Sale . Nothing reserved. Winter goods are to be sacrificed, beginning Saturday, January 9th, and continuing until January 25tt). We muMt empty our shelves of all our winter goods regardless of prices, as immediately after we intend to make some extensive alterations on our store, and must inulra t h e workmen. Nothing must remain of I stock to be in their way V~- -.», no will even sell at a loss | t° CIfAD out everythiflg in short order. If yo« are waiting for prices to tumble on winter goods there is no need of you waiting longer. Come in and pick what you want and save from 1-4 to 1-2 of our already low pri(»s, See circulars for particulars Cohn's ¥wlt£"l or ' Cunningham !********♦ | Watch | Streets 1 Watch | | US * •" * 3ireets - | Us I | Grow $ The Place with the No f Grow 1 ********** ••• Handsome Front. ... THE BUTLER CITIZEN. A alyo: «A Short Sermon A on Furniture. U Some people pay too much for their furniture; some pay ioo little and some don't pay anything. A , Pi The fellows that don't pay anything usually k*§ • kl want the best Furniture; just as easy to pay for ex- Wl i 7 A pensive Furniture in promises as for poor. If you WA aie willing to pay a big price for your Furniture, you fA: will not be interested in h H Our Fine Furniture N li and Carpets. Hi FA f Iv™ But if you really want fine, up-to-date goods and P Mwish to SAVE a part of your money, it will pay you f A | to look at our offerings. k a| j N AI! the Newest in Style, Finish and workmanship YA are in the goods we show. Elegance and economy f* j are hand in hand. Our bid for your patronage is I fd BEST POSSIBLE GOODS, *J FOR LEAST POSSIBLE MONEY ! M M COME IN AND COMPARE. H BROWN& CO. ti No. 135 North Main St., Butler. i| iriws I Clearance Sale I 1 CONTINUED. | A The special Bargain Prices advertised for our Clear- & S ance Sale will be continued until stocks are properly 5 reduced. If you did not get to this sale, come now and in get some of the bargains. jr. | Cloaks and Furs Must all be sold regardless of cost. i 6 Silks, Velvets, Waistings, Dress Goods, and all winter £r i % goods sacrificed. yj J Bargain Prices 1h every department and new bargains § g added daily. #j Remnant Sale Next Week. | L. Stein & Son, 1 £ 108 N MAIN STREET, BUTLER, PA § 4,XX*t XXXXXX XXXXXXX XXX^d Epidemic Sale of Men's Suits JweM'a wysr.cuatjj Suits (long pants) Boys' Overcoats Boys' Suits (knee pants) Boys' Suits, 3 pieces Boys' Blouse Suiu Men's Bants, for dress wear Men's Pants, for business wear Men's Pants, for everday wear Boys' Long Pants Boys' Knee Pants Prices on all the above goods are at about 1-3 and 1-7 Jucuicr ptic^. It yuu are in need of anythfng in the line of clothing come to us. Don't put it oft Come now. Schaul & Nast, LEADIN6 CLOTHIERS AND FURNISHERS, 137 South Main St., Bugler E jg (Merchant Tailor, gj ■ Fall and Winter Suitings S B n JUST ARRIVED ( ) 1 K * S 142* North Main St. 1 COOPER CO., FINE; TAILORS. Are occupying their old loeatior\ at corner of tt\e Diamoqd. SuitH from s!£> to $oO. BUTLER. PA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 2*, 1904. Drying preparations simply d. op dry catarrh; they dry up the 6ecrot:i which adhere to the membrane ami decom pose, causing a far more serious trouble tL..a the ordinary form of catarrh. Avoid all dry ing inhalants, fumes, smokes and sni.::s ' and use that which cleanses, soothes ai. l heals. Ely's Cream Balm is such a remedy aud will cure catarrh or cold in the head easily and pleasantly. A trial size will be ' mailed for 10 cents. All druggists sell tho 50e. size. Ely Brothers. 56 Warren St.. N.Y. The Balm cures without pain, does not irritate or cause sneezing. It spreads itself over an irritated and angry surface, reliev , ing immediately the painful inflammation. ' With Ely's Cream Balm you are armed against Nasal Catarrh and Hay Fever. p,7/ c Avers Piiis t.r-j good pills, j You k: o'.v that. The best | fnr.iily laxative ycu c?n buy. Waal your moustache w . j beautiful brown or rich Hack ? I .. i Buckingham's 111 I I I I I II I THE GREAT "RUE-DOWN." iFOUftmD LINIMENT. j* For Sore Muscles, Pain in Back, Sore Throat and Sprains. f : in, nil —in | indigestion, | I Dyspepsia ( i I j| cao 1)5 cured by | 3 x" I yinol 1 I I Try 1! and If it | j doesn't help you we jj j wU pay tuck your § fflomy. I Johnston's j PHARMACY, | 106 N. Main St. 1 & ib f * & & j RUINED | V Many b, fine piece of fr W silver,watch or locket W W is spoiled by machine 4? or poor hand cngrav •f? ing, we engrave with- 4j •Jj out extra charge on ili ail goods sold by us, Hi iji and when we say iti •»; engraved we mean 2 3; engraving t'uiu you 3? :£ will not be ashamed TST Tr to send anywhere. «•; f Ralston & Smith, i[ i?i "No Fancy Prices," •£• JEWELERS Engrav.era and Watchmakers, *1" V 3? ji? y ABCtAf OWNER m r DRUGS STOCK I have purchased the C. J. Harvey Pharmacy, in the Stein building, at 345 S. Main St., am remodeling and restocking the store. I have twenty-two years experience as a pharmacist, and compounding of prescriptions will be under my personal at tention. Pure drugs and honest treat ment guaranteed. When in town shopping, stop and leave your packages. J. L McKee, Pharmacist, Stein Block. S. Itfain St.. Butler. Pa. ■'a c • • o' e i 3 j I TRYING HIM OUT | • • J Cy C. B. LEWIS J n- -u • • Copyright. I r : 'i. lyT. C. McClure f He Lad finished with Wi st I'tfint and been assigned to tL.e Twenty second— young Warner, who was only a boy yet. with face as smooth as a girl's. The captain and first lieutenant of Company A were old West Pointers and should have given the boy a warm welcome and stuck by !:;m until he could stand alone, but instead of that they looked at him as!;;:n, .>. Tbe cap tain himself had a son who had failed to pass at the Point, and this had rankled aud imbittered him. and his lieutenant had taken up his cause. In the days ugooe wh. u a boy from the Toint was assigned to u regiment in the west he arrived one day to find himself face to face with a hostile In ui.iu force the next, lie was given a show, however. Ills captain or lieu ti'nant kept an eye on hlni in his first fi.irM and coach' through it and helped him to keep his nerve and his honor. Sometimes the boy needed no encouragement; sometimes he would have lost his bead and made a spec tacle of himself but for the moral sup pert of the veterans. It is always an open question as to how a soldier, be he oilicer or private, will conduct him self when lie faces death for the first time on a battlefield. Four days after Warner's arrival the command took the field against tha hostile?. The boy was not yet fa miliar with tho facfis of his brother offi cers. and lie knew nothing of Indian warfare except what he had read. He depended on his seniors to see him through. They had doomed him, how ever. They had not plotted and plan ned, but they had looked into each other's ey«»3 and uodded their heads. The boy would be "tried out" within a few days, hut he would have to Wfand or fall alone. He was full of enthu siasm as the command rode forth, hav ing no doubt of himself and being eager for his baptism. A soldier is not a soldier uniil lie has heard the bullets y.'Uistle about his ears. It is not years of service, but wounds, that give him respect and dignity. The hostilcs had gathered in force on the banks of the Kaw, and oqe after noon the cavalry came riding across the barren plains to open a fight which lasted for three hours. To accomplish results aimed at. the command had to I THE BCSH CAME. be split up and companies and squad rons sent here and there to fight on their own hook, Tho Cub ha<l been under the eye of every niau in Company A since the first shot was fired, and it waa admit' ted that he had kept bl» nerve as well as cou]d bo expected. The privates spoke ia praise ot him to each other. The captain and lieutenant looked at each other and waited. They had not long to wait. A company was sent far out on the right flank to move up and open a hot fire, and then thero was n smile on the captaiu'a facet To order that boy to push forward with fifteen men against the hundred warriors con cealed in the willows was "trying him out," l>nt it was also murder. A whole company could not have carried the po sition. His face paled for an instant, but then the color came back, and he shut his teeth hard and led the way, "Confound him! Does Ue want us Wiped out a uian?" growled an old *ei'g*-aut as he looked back over his shoulder at the captain. l!ut the Cub hurried the little band forward to 1U work, and five minutes later It was hotly encsjjui' Little by little Company A was moved to the right, and by and by it waa no longer in support of Its skirmish line, fbo time came when It was rifle shot away and when the Indians took ad vantage of It to "rush" the ten men still left alive in the dips and hollows along that front. There was calculation on the part of the captain, movement on the part of the Indiana. The Cub had been glveu no orders except to advance and attack. He found th«j enemy ten to one, but he would not fall back. He realized that hla little force must be wiped out, but he encouraged the men to creep nearer. The time came whe« ht> «aw himself unsupport ed and liable to be cut off, but there was no backward movement. If re called, he would retreat; \t not fcv would die on the £rlng li£\e. The Fifty ludian war- I'mia with devils' faces and fiendish yells rose up and dashed forward in a body. The boy did not lose his nerve altogether, but he was the one the sever) ny piglit li\ iii« unm who wa<i uot ftuptured and (lragged back into tho Indian lines for Kirturo. It was with something like fright In his eyes and ids face as white as a dead man's that he rejoined his company. "While tenii>vW'ly under the com muud of Second Lieutenant Warner fifteen ineu were killed or captured. The oflleer himself escaped by flight." Such was the wording of the cap tain's report and of the dispatch <ent broadcast for publication, and the Cub found himself pstracized. Some of his brother officers uoddod stiffly to hiift, while others turned their backs. Tlio boy felt that he had been put in a false position for u purpose, Ullt b» could prove quilling nor advance any satis factory explanations. He had obeyed orders, but the act of obedience had ruiinxl his career, Thero was no court of Inquiry, no charges, no court mar tial. He was simply ostracized by the officers and looked at askance by the privates. There were two vvihedicu, ica ignation and suicide. It seemed to him that to send in his resignation after a month's service and with a cainpaigu still on smacked of cowardice, and he was no coward. As to the other rem edy—well. The Twenty second had not rested thirty days after its fight on the Kaw before White Bird had gathered his warriors and come sweeping up the valley again. The regiment must take the field again. One morning as the men were rushing to and fro while making their preparations the Cub rode away from the fort alone, and only a sentry or two saw him go. He rode straight down the valley at a mad gallop for seven miles and then drew rein under the trees surrounding a spring There was but the other rem edy I ft. and he was going to accept It. He bad galloped away from all human life to be alone with his last thoughts and to die by his own hand. • ••••»• "You see, it wns this way," said one of three or four pioneers who galloped in!o the fort that afternoon with mo mentous news. "We got word that White Hird was In the valley burnin' and killin', and we set out to bring the news, but at the Ts;g Rock erossin' a band of redskins headed us off. and we had to take cover. We had been stand in' them off for two hours, and they were gettin' ready for a rush when that hoy officer of yours came cliargin' down like a thunderbolt. He had only his revolver and saber, and after he had emptied his revolver he used his steel. Say. now, but he must have wanted to be killed. He rode among tbe redskins, shootin' and slashin' and cheerio", and he got up such a panic among 'em that we had a chance to make a sneak. It was no use to think of helpln' him out. for they were sixty to five. Every one of his bullets brought down a buck, and he must have slashed half a dozen more, but we had got out of hearin' when we heard the reds yellin' and knowed that the boy had gone down. Yes, he was only a kid of a lw>y, but I'm telliu' yoti. kurnel, that he had a heart of a lion and that we are ready to sell our claims to build lilm a monument fifty feet high." When Silas "Skedaddled." A too ready offering of information has often placed the informer in an embarrassing position, like that of the small boy who heard that the steplad der was missing. "Why. mamma," ho said. "It's in the jam closet." "Oh, yea, I remember," said bin mother, aud then, looking sternly at him, "But how did you find it out?" A similar experience befell Silas H. of a small town In Maine. A student of history, following the route of Arnold's Quebec expedition, was asking for sug gestions as to its probable course above the ponds of Dead river. The villagers disagreed on thp matter, "I tc«U ye," said Silas when the de bate waxed wnrm, "Arnold went right up Crosby pond and over the shoulder of Mount Louise. Why, I found mus kets and bullets and bayonets at his old camp when I was up there in *i*ty three." The historian waa delighted. "Is that so;" ho OKclaimed. "What were you doing up there in sixty-three?" A titter went round the circle of vil lagers at the well meant question, ond u-h embarraccc" (way, "Ye see, mister," volunteered ono of his neighbors, "sixty-three was the year of the draft. Silas always wns touchy to drafts, and when he felt this ono comin', as yo might say, he ske daddled." It Wan Only Oil. A naval official was talking the other day of the inferiority of European to American railroads, "Tlio stuffy little European carriages are lighted with electricity now," he said, "but I remember when they were only lighted wTth oil. I have cause to remember this. "One night in Germany during a vio lent storm I was riding toward Berlin in a first class carriage when a leak began. Drop after drop, warm and dirty, fell upon my hat and coat. "I wnited till a guard came through. It was a long wait. One Is always un dergoing long waits for guards on Eti ropean roads. " 'Look here, guard,' I said at last, 'the rain Is coming through the lamp hole aud trickling down my clothes.' "The guard made an investigation- Then be said reassuringly; "'Oh, that is not rain; it's only oil. The lamp leaks a little, but the roof Is quito sound. I assure you.' "Then the whistle blew, and he rush ed away,"—New York Tribune. One Thing to Avoid. "Yes," said the great man, "I am go ing to write a book of personal recol lections. I think I am prominent enough to da that, don't you?" '•<>h, yes, you're prominent enough, but I'd like to caution you about one thing." "What's that?" "For th<} purposes of publication don't recollect anything about promi nent men now living." "But they're Just tho people I want to write about. They are the kind of reminiscences that will make the book sell." "Oh, well, suit yourself, but remem ber that I warned you." "What's the danger?" "Why, just ua soon as you begin to recollect things about them they will begin to recollect things about you," "I hadn't thought about that," re marked the great u»an."—Cincinnati Post, A ROYAL BOOK BUYER | fl<« Pnrclin*o of I)l<lerot*» I.ll»r»rj by Catherine 11. of Knxnia. Empress Catherine 11. of Russia a great reader and a lover of Woks. One of her serviwa to. lelters in Itu&da was \h« purchase of tlm libraries of Voltaire an«t Jiiderot. She was a warm Mend and admirer of these French I philosophers, and their work interested her because she was eager tQ learn uew theories of politioi| fend government. Voltaire'* of about 7,<XX) vol- U»oesi in uow a part of tbe Russian Im perial library in the Hermitage palace, aud in the hall devoted to It Is Hou don's statue of Voltaire, The story of Cutherlue's jturchase of flirtcroi « library Is Interesting. It Is ! emlitable to her tact and her generos ity. Diderot named £lo,ooo as the price of his library. Catherine 11. of fered him £IC>,OOO and nauied a# a con dition of the bargain that her purchase remain with Diderot until his death. Thus Diderot, without leaving I'aris, became Catherine'# librarian In his own library- as her librarian be \yas a yearly salary of £I.OOO. Duo year till* salary was not paid. Then Catherine wrote to her librarian } that she could not have him or h«*r II- j brary suffer through tlio negligence of j a treasurer's clerk and that she should . send him the sum that she had sot aside for the care and Increase of her i library for fifty years. At tlio end of , that period she would make new ar rangeuiunlM. A check for £25,000 ac ! couipanicd this letter. 1 . > .VI.-.Z r li;ST 70 HOST. S * uitlvu n Mrrr . ormalltj, but In Italy st ltf.nl Neresaliy. riif- wine was opened dextrously by ;he waiter, who before serving the I. nests poured a few drops into the host's giass. "Why did this waiter give you a lit tle wine before helping the rest of U9?" s:sk«d a man of curious mind. "Oh," said the host, "that's always done." "I know it's always done. That does not answer my question, though. Here, waiter," the man persisted, "you tell me why when you open a bottle of wine you pour a few drops into the host's glass before serving the guests." The waiter smiled and answered: "It's a matter of form, sir; an old custom, a politeness. Its origin lies in the fact that after the removal of the cork there might be left in the neck of the bottle a little dust or a few specks of cork. The first drops poured out would lu that event contain tbe dust or the cork, and thus tbe guest were he served first might get this refuse; hence the host is given the first drops. "As a matter of fact. If you know how to open wine you have no difficulty ia keeping the bottle'* neck clean. The custom, therefore, is a formality in America. In Italy, though. It is a real necessity, for over there they pour a little oil in the necks of their bottles of native wine before corking on the ground that this makes the wine air tight. N'o doubt it does, but It also in some cases pives to tbe first glass from the bottle a decidedly oily flavor. There fore the first glass the host gallantly takes."—Philadelphia Record. HE WON THE AUDIENCE. The Wax Fred Ilonirlnna Got the Beat at Captain Itynders. The inexhausUble sense of humor in Frederick Douglass kept him clear of any sense of gloom, as was never bet ter seen than on tbe once famous oc casion when the notorious Isaiah Hyn ders of New York, at the head of a mob, hud Interrupted an antislavery meeting, captured the platform, place'd himself in the chair and bidden the meeting proceed. Douglass was speak ing and, nothing loath, made his speech only keener and keener for tho inter ference, weaving around the would be chairman's head a wreath of delicate sarcasm which carried the audience with It, while the duller wits of the burly despot could hardly follow him. Knowing only In a general way that he was being dissected, Rynders at last exclaimed, "What you abolitionists want to do is to cut all our throats!" "Oh, no," replied Douglass In his most dulcet tones; "we would only cut your hair." And. bending over tbe shaggy and frowzy head of the Bowery tyrant, he gave a suggestive motion as of scis sors to his thumb and forefinger with a professional politeness that instantly brought down the house, friend and foe, while Rynders quitted the chair In wrath and the meeting dissolved Itself amid general laughter. It wns a more eheerful conclusion perhaps than that stormier one—not unknown in reforma tory conventions—with which Shake speare so ofton ends his "Ex eunt fighting." Thomas Weutworth Higginson in Atlantic. Whfob fa <)in T.nr«rr>r Incomf? nere is an interesting problem in mathematics; Two clerks are engaged, one at a salary which begins at the rate of SIOO a year, with a yearly rise of S2O, and the other at a salary com mencing at the same rate, but with a half yearly rise of $5. In each case payments are made half yearly. Which of them has the larger income? Who Is not tempted to say tbe for mer? Yet the latter Is the correct answer, for in the first year the first clerk re ceives SIOO, but the second clerk re ceives SSO and $53, which amounts to $lO3 in the year. The first clerk in tho second yenr gets, to be sure, $l2O, but N'o. 2 gets SGO for the first half year and S(JS for the second, or $125 In all. Gin In England In the Old Days. Before intoxicating liquor was made dear by taxes and its sale wns regulat ed by licenses the use of it in England was astonishingly common. Not only were there in regular dramshops, but cheap gin was given by masters to their work people instead of wages, sold by barbers and tobacconists, hawked about the streets on burrows by men and women, openly exposed for sale on every market stall, forced on the maidservants and other purchasers at the chandler's shop, un til, as one contemporary writer puts it, "one-half of the town seems set up to furnish poison to the other half." In the TS'nrnery. "Mamma, why do landladies object to children?" Mother—l'm sure I don't know. But go aud see what baby is crying about and tell Johnny to stop throwing things lit people in the street and make George and Kate cease fighting and tell Dick If he doesn't stop blowing that tin trum pet I'll take It away from him.—Tit- Bits. Their Celebration*. Hicks—Going to celebrate your wood -00 wedding, are you? Wicks—Yes. Hicks-Well, I guess I'll celebrate my wouldn't wedding. It was just five year* ago that that girl from Chicago said she wouldn't marry me.—Somer ville (Mass.) Journal. Properly DlnicnoaeA. Lusliman—l'm troubled with head aches in tbe moruiug. it may be on account of my eyes. Perhaps I need' stronger glasses. Dr. Shrude—No; I think you merely need weaker glasses and fewer ot night.—Exchange. Tr*»ap»rent Salt. Somo remarkable salt formations »re found extending for thirty miles along the Virginia river in Nevada. The salt forms mountains of crystal and Is so pure and clear that fine print can be read through a foot of it. This region was evidently once occupied by a great salt lake, as close by are some wonderful wells, one of which, seven ty-flve feet In diameter, contains wa ter so Intensely saline that a person bathing there Will float like a cork. UllKKina' Ulnnder. "Wiggins is very unfortunate in his Jove affairs." "Yes," said the girl with yellow hair. "You see, Mr. Bllggins makes the great mistake of trying to converse intelli gently when be ought to be simply holding hands and looking as if he were stupefied with joy."— Exchange. Ilia Value aa a Wltnraa. "As 1 understand It, you want me to go on the stand and swear to the truth of your contention." "Heavens and earth, no! I want yon to swear against me. Why. there .ire five members of the jury who know your reputation well."—Chicago Post No. 4. CHEESEMAKING | \ rrufltr.lijp Farm Home Imiustry of n Vcrjr liiU Fail)lon. Tlte encouragement of the homo in j ciwtry of *hci .-vaiakhig 011 the far:.- ;* i; <1 by Mrs. Nathan B. Cox of N- \r 11; ipshire in Am .lean Cultivator. I'roui h-r ex; >rietne, she says, it 1 a bet "i::c almost a I .st art on tin- f. i, so few people being found who ut»lfT siand the method of converting ilie milk iiito that delicious substancr call ed ' farmers' " ehee-.». Creamer}' r grows more ami more popular ami com mands a higher price usually than that made p:; the farm, but net so with fac tory cheese, for but few people can be fouml who do not i refer the dom tic cheese to that turned out at the fac tory. Very few farmers can afford the ap paratus for chcesemaking which fac tories have and must therefore labor at a disadvantage to obtain as pood re sults. It would not pay to set up a cheese factory at home, but It has 1> u provt-d that good cheese can be made and cured on the farm with but lit;ie outlay at the beginning. Our method of making cheese will without doubt seem old fashioned to up to date cheese awmifiwtnrfre, n—.<l so it is. We know nothing of the i. eru way except by reading, and we learned the same process our grand mothers used. Hut as the checks proved good and very salable, and, knowing no other way, we have contin ued in the same routine, trying each year to Improve by experience. For merly all cheeses made were kept : t least a year before being placed on the market, but now new cheese is in more demand and yields more profit to the maker. Few farmers' wives in New Hamp shire make cheese, but if they realized that they could make from 30 to 00 per cent more by so doiug than to make butter fhey would be ready for a change. Butter is usually low in sum mer and especially in late spring, but cheese can be made then the best of nny time. One must expect some fail ures, but do not get discouraged. Watch the process carefully, noting what ef fects certain conditions of the milk or curd have on the cheese and nvoid mak ing the same mistake twice if possible. A CELERY HARVEST. Cnttinsr, Clrnninc nud Pncklnst on n BIK Pennsylvania Farm. Recording some impressions of a vis it to a great Pennsylvania celery farm, n Ilural New Yorker writer says: There are few busier places than tlds celery farm In the height of the slap ping season. When the celery Is ready, it must go. Two big horses haul a nia- F~ C I CELEBY CUTTING ATTACHMENT. chine which looks like a huge drawing knife mounted on wheels. This knife is hung so that it runs through the banked up soli below tlie plants, cut ting off the roots and leaving them standing. The accompanying figure shows the cutting attachment, which can be fastened to a wheel cultivator or liiller. Following this machine comes a gang of men who take up the plants and break off the outer stalks, leaving the white inside stalks, and pack ill crates. These crates are carried to the washing shed. Here are vats and tanks of running water and men with rubber aprons. Everything here moves like clockwork. The celery comes from the field with the black muck soil on Its roots. These men wash this off by dashing the roots in water. With clean feet, the plants are thrown into vats, where quick hands sponge them and sort into three sizes. The bunclicrs pack them iR bunches of one dozen roots and tie tightly with red ribbon. Then the pacttrr puts them in crates, marking each crate with the number of bunches and the grade, so that when the crate reaches Philadelphia they are all ready for deliver}'• As quickly as possible the crates are hustled into the iced car, and when the train comes the car Is whisked along on its way to Philadelphia. Shipping is done by fast freight, and a car started in the after noon readies Philadelphia the next morning. The crates nre nailed together In the packing shed. The timber is bought al ready cut ais<l simply has to be nailed together, which is done rapidly by ex port hands. One must see a place of this sort in order to realize the skill end energy required to dig, clean and pack n car load of celery. To get an idea of what a car load means I may state that on one Monday this grower sent one car load of 111 cases, the prod uct of one acre of land. This car load brought net cash! It was of flue quality, and the market happened to be bare. \cwn anil Soten. A sliortaee of encumber: seeds is re ported. Fertiliser and feed inspection work by the Nov* Jersey experiment station Is steadily increasing. An authority on the goat claims that the milk tastes better than cow's milk, is richer and is the ideal milk for in valids and infants. Interest in cotton growing in parts of Nicaragua is now reported. There is a prophecy that In the course of n few years Georgia will again pro dnoe one-sixth of the cotton crop. The Sakais, or tree dwellers, of the Malay peninsula build their houses in forked trees a dozen feet above ground and reach them by means of bamboo ladders, which they draw up wl.en safely housed out of harm's way. The house itself is a rude kind of shack, made of bamboo, and the flooring is lashed together piece by piece and bound securely 1o the tree limbs by rattan. These curious people are rather small, ami lighter In complexion than the Ma lays, though much uglier. They have 110 form of religion at all—not even idols—no written language and speak a corrupt form of Malay. Tl»e llelodcrm. The venomous lizard, heloderm, lives in the warm zone between the Cordii: - rns of Central America and the rac'.i ■ ocean. It secretes a poisonous saliva and has the curious habit of throwing itself on Its back when struck. Its b • is not always so dangerous as popular opinion makes It. and after severe pain it often rapidly heals, lteceut observa tions show that the saliva is sometimes very poisonous" and sometimes very In offensive. The poison acts by coagulat ing tiie blood and lirst increasing then dlmiuiahlng the irritability of o£CV«ft.