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I THE MODERN STORE- Summer Holiday Wearables. 1 Ladies', Children's and Men's Summer Holiday and Picnic Wear. £ Shirt Waists. 4#c, H»c, #I.OO to $4.50. White Wash Skirts. SI.OO. $1 50, fr> 0o to *5 50. Washable Suits, $1.50 to $5.00. Parasols. big assortment of white embroidered lineu, SI.OO to $.>.00. Colored silk umbrellas. specials at $1.48 and SI.W. _ Hosiety, Ladies' and Children's white, black and fancies, 15c to $1 pair. New Fntzie Scheff Belts. 25c and 50c. | New Linen Stock Collars, 15c and 25c. __ , _ _ . .. New Shirts, 50c, SI.OO, $1.50. ll An ' A Xklfxn n ' New Neckwear. 25c and 50c IVIGn S W 6al i Belts 25c and 50c ~,W" g mmvfw I Underwear, Fancy Socks, etc. Millinery Reduction and New Things. Bis reduction on all colored trimmed bate this week. New White Embroidered hats, jnst in. now all the rage. sl, 51.50, f2.iH EISLER-MARDORF COfIPANY, SOUTH MAIS STREET ) r\f%4 JSSZsSgRP' f"■ Samples sent on request. OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA I Magic Carpets. | § Put a new floor covering in the dingiest room of yourgjj ghouse. The effect is magical, comfort, cheeriness, cosi @ j|)ness, all come in with the carpet and Rugs, and our® ©carpets attract the purse, as well as the eye, with a hand ® ©some INGRAIN—aII laid little to the price, and substituting® §}a BRUSSELS or AXMINSTER, at any rate, drop in andgj Stake a 100k —for future Reference Low Prices, |of QUALITY. @ I Patterson Bros. | 5 (Successors to Brown & Co.) ® gj 136 N. Main Street, Butler, Pa, § I SPRING STykGS I I AND IN I SOAKER FOOTWEAR. Q I NOW CODING IN. I Shoes for dressy occasions I Shoes tor the mechanic ■ Shoes tor the farmer ■ Shoes for everybody B Each and every pair in its )| B class the best that money « I will buy. jjjj I * Get your pair at m HUSELTON'S I ■ Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N. Main Street. k f Duffy's Store 1 I Not one bit too early to think of that new Carpet, orl I perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpetH I size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-H I pet stock is one of the largest and best assorted in But-R I ler county. "Among which will be found the following: m I EXTRA SUPER ALL WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS. H ■ Htavy two and three ply 65c per yd and np H I HALF WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS, « H Best cotton chain 50c per yd and I BODY BRUSSELS, B Hj Simply no wear ont to these $ 1.35 yd Hj ■ TAPESTRY BRUSSELS, Jr Light made. very Ctdod Gs<: per yd up M STilft CAR°ETS, 3 gj Body and Tt»pe«lry Brussels, Half anil All Wool Ingriins. SS I HAHTFORO AXMINSTERS, Sgl Prettiest Carpet made, as durable too f 1.85 [I RAG CARPETS, Genuine oM-fagbi.in-d wenvn. ; H MATTING, Heinp and Straw. E RUGS-CARPET SIZES H B Axuiinster Itngs. Beauties too s•>! each and up M ■ Brussels Runs, Tapestry and Body sl2 each and til. D ■ Ingrain Druggets, All and Half Wool |5 each and up h| M Linolentns, Inlaid and Common, all width* and grade;; M Oil Cloths, fcloor, Table, Bhelf and Stair. : , v^ ■ Lace Curtains, Portiers, Window Shades, Cartain Poles; Small Heartli psl HH Rugs, all stylos and sizes. I Duffy's Store. I I MAIN STREET, BUTLER. if f PAPER!!* 4 " : ! I BIG LOT! I ® ?! Specially low Priced. All New Patterns, tjt r :' tye sell our border by the bolt same price l| $ as wall and celling. & jj? w E£yth Bros., | j|l NEAR COURT HOUSE. T jttljOt Sinus H HE BUTLER CITIZEN. Men's Suits and Young Men's Suits AT HALF PRICE. We still have a small scattering of medium and heavy weight garments which rather than put away in camphor we are pleased to offer you at prices which v/ill induce you to buy. MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SB.OO SUITS GO AT 54.00 MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SIO.OO SUITS GO AT SS.UO MEN'S AND YOUNG .MEN'S $12.00 SUITS GO AT $6.00 MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S $15.00 SUITS GO AT 57.50 MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SIB.OO SUITS GO AT $9.00 SCHAUL& LEV V 137 South Main Street. Bntler. Pa. wc ar 1 S —| H ri A Grand Display of Fine tj ■1 Footwear in all the M M Jpk Latest Styles. f J ■J a/MW We are showing many M g-fj zjmL styles in Ladies' Fine Shoes rJ TA and Oxfords at prices sure Li to interest you. ri i Large stock of Men's and wl Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox- W F fords in the latest styles. k V m bargains in Men's m ■ anc * wor^in ß shoes. M r [: JOHN BICKELH men rTfOir Won't buy clothing for the purpose of A, \ ll spending money. They desire to get the iJj i |i best possible results of the money expended. ITT I I\i I Those who buy custom clothing have a J iVJ \ \ij )Jj right to demand a fit, to have their clothes I l \-rr^Pll Tl correct in style and to demand of the A • I seller to guarantee everything. Come to / < |* mF\ '■ us and there will be nothing lacking. I /r)w\ JL have just received a large stock of Spring j Wy | and Summer suitings in the latest styles, j « shades and colors. I \ vfln jj G. P. KECK, I W-f j MERCHANT TAIIsOR, \ j| | 142 N. Main St., Butler, Pa Jr § Spring and Summer Millinery. | jl; Everything in the line of Milliner' can Uj luund, |? the right thing at t'ne rignt time at the right price at | ROCKENSTEIN'S | j| Phone 656, 148 S. Main St. || % aaaaffl % * B!W. j I $ Than any other Washer^ It 0?! ,e I I f J. Q. & W. CAMPBELL, jg m pUTLER, PA. gt /^', v BUTLER „ . 'Cft , .. /< z# 7 Tlx; craUtcutrH <■( vho i;utlcr Business College have lust acrapted noaltlons us (nllows: •' II ATexitmlcr. tiookkeeper, steoojiraplier, i . S. iKiveloprnent ('o.. ttli Ave.. J'lttslmrjr, Emma Hurr. stenographer, Pittsburg Kedui-tlon ( 0.. New Keusttngtou, I'a.; I'oarl Suyiler. stenographer, The Brad street Co.. I'lttsburg; li. 1' Frederick, Btemigjuphcr. Wab.i.li It. K. i!«., I'lttsburg; Itosenna Hi'Launbtin. s|eui):)riipheiL. Buir<i Mur-hlnerv < Pittsburg; Anna llun<lay, stenographer. Hhl vage ('et iiriiy <. I'ltl.sburg; 41.h Ave ; Winifred Shaffer, l>etter ix.sltlon, stenographer. Oermania Hank Itlilg . I'lttsburg: Bertha Mi-(.'lelland. stenographer. Aaron K. Helber, Itut ler; O. E. Wick. Standard Steel Car Co.; Myra Ash, stenographer. 8. .t II C. Welnhaus Co., Pittsburg; Carrie llfrncr. lietter position, l'itlellty & t 'iisunlty Co., I'lttsburg; .1 M. Wll v»n, II .V: (>. Kr« lght Ofliee, Butler; Lester It< 11, Imokkeeper. Geo. Walter fi Sons. Butler Koller Mills, Butler. . Voung tien and womeu, BF.Ht'LT- 1 TALK. Attend it srhool that I»)FS *«eure ixisl ttons and OOOI> ones fiir Its graduates. SOM E schools I'UCMISF. we I'EBKOBM. l our tln.es as many call -as *■ .-an nil. t Vineln and see the letters wo sliHll b< pleased to show t hem to y< .i. Now Is the tlt;:e tu enter SPRING TERM, APRIL 2, 1906. <lay un.ur AN V time. Catalogue and circulars mailed on application. Correspondence Invited. Visitors ALWAYS welcome. When In Butler, pay us a visit. A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa. BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY. MAY :il. 1906 j A SENSIBLE f LOVER J ( By C. B. LEWIS S l Copi/riyfi/, i'.- hu II iincr Si>ra'jue \ Miss Minnie Stacy, twenty years old, had come out from Uie city to stay with her Aunt Jane in the country for a month while her parents made a hur ried trip to England. It was the last of February, and there was snow on the ground. The next farm to Aunt Jane's was the Kossiter place, and Mrs. Rossiter was also a widow. A hired man named Jim Williams plowed, planted and reaped for her. When Jim heard that a city girl was stopping with Aunt Jane he went over to see her for him self. lie didn't stop to put oil a clean shirt or to grease and lampblack his shoes, lie entered the house in that familiar way fanners have among themselves, and when ~ introduced to the visitor lie hold out a hand as big as a wasliltoard and shook her small one vigorously. "llow are ye? Nice winter weather we're haviug," be said. The young lady of wealth and social standing tried to squelch him, but Jim drew up his chair and si>oke of spring calves and kicking cows in a way meant to l>e highly entertaining. lie refused to be snubbed, and he wouldn't take a hint. When the subject of music was re ferred to he volunteered to sing a bal lad or two, and when 10 o'clock came lie took his hut, held out his band again and departed after saying; "Well, Minnie, I .don't know when I've spent a more interesting evening, and it's ail owing to you. I'm not one of these stuck up chaps. I'm jest plain Jim Williams, and you'll find me a yard wide and all wool every time. I'll run in quite frequently and cheer you up." Miss Minnie had many criticisms to make after the caller had left and as serted if he came again he would get a Setback to last hint ail his life. Aunt Jane tried to soothe her. "Oh. you mustn't mind our ways out here in the country. As Jim has fallen in love with you at first sifjlit he will"— "W-li-a-tr* exclaimed the horrified girl. "Why, couldn't you tell that he had fallen in love with you?" "Of course not! How dare he do such a thing!" "I don't see why you make such a fuss over it. If you don't want to marry him you can say so when he asks you." When Jim had retired that night ue got to thinking things over. "I'm Jim Williams," he soliloquized. "I'm as stout as a bull and have an appetite like a horse. I'm twenty-seven years old and have in the bank. There ain't no tiies on me, and I'm a good nuff match for any «al that lives. I'm in love with Minnie Slney. T don't know what sort of a tarmer's wife she'd make, but I'm willing to tnke my chances. We'll take in Niagara falls on our wedding trip, and if she wants candy at 50 cents a box she shall have it. I'll give her a week to sort o' get acquainted, and then I'll pop the ques tion." It was all settled in his mhul when he turned over and went to sleep, and he saw no clouds on the horizon as lie awoke in the morning. Thereafter for nine or ten nights he was a regular caller at Aunt Jane's house. If he saw Minnie he tried to interest her in snakes, mud turtles, fro»;s and other novelties of farm life and gave her in teresting statistics of how much hay a cow would consume in the winter. When Minnie stuck to her room and refused to come down h. had Green ing apples and other messages for her and continued to grow more deeply in love. About th; 1 Ist of March the ma ple sugar season opened. The making of the sugar wi:s a part of Jim's spring work, and from the first run of sap he sent the city girl - • tsnple wax on n clean, white i . i:>' • c!i; i The snow dlsapp-.-.tud, the spring birds lo appear and the ground ivas getting dry underfoot when Min nie started out one afternoon for a walk. She wandered over a field and into a piece of woods, hoping to fiud the first spring floww, ;md of a sudden jum feit chills sweep over her and the atmosphere grew dark. A blizzard had stolen upon the country as softly as n thief In tbo night. In her sudden alarm tho girl became turned around. She was hurrying through the woods when the wind rose, the air filled with snow, and she clutched the branch of a bush antl shrieked her alarm. She kept up her shrieks for half ut« hour and then sank down in a collapse. She did not realize what was happen 'ng vhuU .Mm Williams came feeling (lis way through the storm, took her In his arms and carried her to the sugar bush shanty, forty rods away. It was a blizzard long to be rtuue.ut bcrod. The thennoniot« t went down to r.ero, antl a foot or moro of snow fell, tuid for two or three days the farmers wero Imprisoned In their houses. Tho girl recovered her senses 1011 after reaching the sugar camp, but there was no going farther. Jim happened to aave plenty to eat and plenty of blan icots. He gave up the shanty to her for the nlfdit and dug out a place for him self before tin, fiio.. Siio might have in, l»uj in? had to keep the flro going to prevent his freezing to denth. He had plenty of time to think. The wind howled, the snow flew, and tho cold made the trees pop like musketry, and Jim's great fear was that tho girl would freez* to death Uifctro morning. It was a g'nd relief to hlin when he fceard her voice calling him soon after daylight. The sky hid lightened up, but the blizzard was still booming away. Jim made coffee and ft'ifd bacon and warmed up liio frozen bread and In vited Miss Stacy to breakfast. She had passed the worst night of her lift; and lost her appetite. What she wanted was to reach her Aunt Jane's In the quickest timo possible. Jim listened to her request and then shook his head. "We've got to wait awhile for this blizzard to let up," lie replied. "Wo Couldn't go ten rods without Uting lost, and being lost would mean being dead, l-ernme tell you how a bull th rowed me over the fence two years ugo and chirk you up a bit." The girl refused to !>e chirked. She sat swathed in horse blankets like a mummy, and her tears formed Icicles 011 her cheeks. Noon came, and the blizzard was still with them. Jim tried to make her take a hopeful view of things by assorting that ho was born tind reared In that locality and had never known a blizzard to last over four days, but she wept instead of smiled. Finally at 4 o'clock in the ufternoou she made an announcement. "I am goiug. I won't stay hero an other lajnute. If you don't want to come along you needn't," she said firmly. "There's only one way you can go," replied Jim after stepping aside to measure tho depth of the snow. "I'll have to take you on my back. You never can make It otherwise. I'm stout enoii-li to carry you and a bag of *ta . ters besides, and if I don't hurry too much I can keep a straight course." The girl demurred and protested; but, finding no other way, she at last con sented. He stooped down, lifted her up and set off with her. It was a des perate undertaking, and they were a full hour making the mile they had to go, but he finally deposited her on the doorstep, rapped for Aunt Jane and then said good night and plunged into the storm again. Two evenings later, when the blizzard had vanished and the highways had been dug out, he knocked at Aunt Jane's door. This time lie had on a boiled shirt, with a pair of celluloid cuffs under his coat sleeves, and as Minnie rose up and be fore she couid utter a word of thanks he said: "Miss Stacy, I love you. I love you a heap. I never loved a gal as I do you. I intended all along to ask you to marry me, and I have been figur ing where we would live after mar riage. But it's all off now. I've went and gone and made a hero of myself and won your eternal gratitude. You'd be willing to marry me because I sav ed your life, but I ain't no slcli feller as to take advantage of a thing like | that. Take back your troth and marry any feller you like, and at the same time I'll look around and see what red headed gals they are in the neigh borhood who'd l>e willing to have me. Farewell, Miss Stacy -farewell!" There was a tear in Jim Williams* eye as be turned away nnd plodded homeward, but he had the conscious ness that he had done rijrht. and it may be mentioned here that he made 200 pounds of maple stisar and twenty-two gallons of molasses that spring and found his rod headed girl before the first crop of young robins was off the nest. Hmv to Cnre Stonptng. One of the greatest and most com mon deformities of the day, observes a medical writer, is one that with care and attention can be remedied. It is the round shouldered or stooping habit. Many of the most natural figures show this tendency to stoop, while in the narrow chested it is marked to a pain ful degree. And yet by raising oneself leisurely upon the toes in a perpendicu lar position several times a day this deformity could be easily rectified. To do this properly one must be In a per fectly upright position, the arms drop ping at the sides, the heels well to gether and the toes forming an angle of IT. degrees. The rise should lie made very slowly and from the balls of both feet, and the descent should be accomplished in tho same way without swaying the body out of its perpen dicular line. The exercise is not an easy one, but may l>c accomplished by perseverance and patience. It can be modified, too, by standing first on one leg, then 011 the other. Inflating and raising the chest at the same time arc a part of the exorcise, and if perse vered in will ultimately show an la creasttd cheft mcasuriMueMt, «U>«-cU>p ment of lung power and perfectly straight and erect figure.—Pearson's Weekly. Tito Queer (»«■«. Anionic the curious tilings in life few arc more amazing than the constitu tional peculiarities occasionally met with., The professor who delivered the Introductory address to the students at one of the London hospitals thought it well to put his audience 011 their guard. Ho instanced two very singular cases. One was that of a man to whom rice in atiy form was poison. Some friends wished to test this person's susceptibil ity, and at dinner surreptitiously got him to partake of biscuits in each of which was a grain of ri<*e. lie ate two or three biscuits and soon after had to leave the table, declaring that lie was lieing poisoned by rice, though he was absolutely certain he had not partaken of any. The other case was one In which the juice of a gooseberry acted as a power ful excitant niul produced at once a virulent skin eruption. This man was so very susceptible that he could de tect gooseberry juice even when It wus masqueraded as champagne. At a pub lic dinner he whispered to his neighbor that it was gooseberry wine they were drluklng, and as proof ho turned up his shirt sleeve and showed him the rash developing.—London Globe. COOKING QUALITY. The Potato Followed to the Kltehen, What Market* Demand, It Is very seldom that the potato has been followed to' the kitchen and its cooking qualities passed upon. As the hulk of the potato crop In the United States is used for food, it seems ob vious that texture, color and flavor are factors of utmost important, In this country a potato havluM a starchy flavor, white iu color anil mealy when cooked Is considered more desirable than one tlftit Is strong In flavor and dark colored or soggy after boiling. The American Table Potato. As Professor Gllmore of Cornell points out, our American market de mands potatoes two to three Inches long and five to ten ounces In weight, since such potatoes have more uni form CQOkJuM qualities, a l>etter appear ance when served, a more nearly accu rate weight when sold by measure and sustain smaller losses when boiled. In the northern T'nlted States a light, yel low or whitish skinned tuber is pre ferred, while in some parts of the southern states pink skinned varieties are sought. Excepting the potatoes put oil the market as "earlles," those having a more or less netted skin or those whose skin has a corky appearance or touch are usually preferred to tin? smooth »ud clear skinned tubers, this appear ance indicating In general a degree of maturity that promises good cooking quality. Potatoes of smooth and clear skin are sometimes excessively wa tery or Immature. Numerous and deep eyes are of course undesirable. LOCAL SEED GROWING. Careful Seed torn Grower* Seeded In Every County. In a recent bulletin of the Nebraska station reporting a scries of experi ments of different kinds of corn T. L. Lyon makes the following statements, which have a most Important pcaring on (lie subject of home grown seed: When corn grown In one section of the country for a number or years Is moved to another section where soli and climate are different the plant al ways undergoes more or less change during the first two or three years be fore It becomes adapted to Its new condition. In an experiment to show the definite effect of climate In modifying the corn plant.the weight of both stalk and ear was found to be heavier In tho corn crown from the seed just from lowa, hut the proportion of ear to stalk was higher in the acclimated corn. The Nebraska corn averaged almost 300 square inches less leaf area, which was to Ik> expected of plants grown In a drier climate. The yield of grain was in favor of the home grown seed. To get the l>est results in corn grow ing the seed must l>e home jrrown and grown not only in the same state, but in the same locality. \ent (iiirdtMi Implement. A neat attachment to a garden roller, figured In I'arm I'rogress, is made as 1 follows: Bore holes eltdit inches apart j lengthwise lu the roller and put in ! pins. To mark the garden make these r.OLLKn AVt> MAKKEK COMBINED, pins each hold a small rope, eucircling the ro'. : ei- by driving then) into the holes beside the ends of the rope. More than one row of holes can be used to change distances. Tack strips length wise of the roller to mark places In the row for setting plants. Garden Ven«Mable». Spray the following with paris green when the insects appear: Cabbage for cabbage worm. Cucumbers, squash, pumpkins and melons for the striped cucumber beetle. Tomatoes for the tomato worm. Spray potatoes with paris green bor deaux for the Colorado l»eetle and the flea beetles, when they appear. This spray will also prevent the potato blight. Potato scab is treated by soaking the seed i>otatoes in formalin (a pint in thirty gallons of water) for about two hours. Treated potatoes should not be placed where they will get reinfected with scab spores. Spray any of the vegetables with soap or kerosene emulsion for plant lice and any other of the plant bugs that suck the juices from the plants. Care must lie taken to reach every in sect on the under side of the leaves.— Oklahoma Kxperiment Station. Six Hales For Stockmen. Admit as much sunlight as possible into the stable. Whitewash the wall, ceilings and stanchions at least once every year. Use common sense about turning cows out from a warm barn to stay out lu inclement weather. Make every cow in the herd occupy the same stall every time. Cleanse and disinfect thoroughly aft er removing a tuberculous animal. When you discover symptoms of tu berculosis in any animal In your herd promptly call a veterinarian 01* report the case to the commissioner and have tbo animal examined.—Cattle Commis slner of Connecticut. Top Drrulnit Monliix Land. I have- tried top dressing mowing laud in April, May, October, November and December and have rc<ielv—* Vicne/it from manuring as soon as the grass is mowed, The manure then pro tects the roots from being burned by the feun, says a Massachusetts farmer. Where Christianity Ilcßan. The hills of Bethlehem are full of caves, natural and artificial, and many of them have historic signifi cance. There is the milk grotto, in which Joseph and Mary are said to have concealed themselves before their flight Into Egypt to escape the evil de signs of Ilerod. The snowy whiteness of the soft chalk out of which it Is hewn Is ascribed to the spilling of a few drops of the Virgin's milk when she nursed the infant Jesus. Another grot to is iKiinted out as that lu whietf St. Jerome for more than thirty years led tho life of a hermit when bitter fac tional dissensions had forced him to leave Rome. On a western hill a rock strewn plateau, around which stately terebinths stand guard, marks a place where the ancient Hebrews brought their sacrifices iwito the I -on 1. It is a solemn place, well fitted to excite de vout thoughts—a place where n man might well keep communion with his Maker. In its broader features Bethle hem Is almost unchanged since the days of David.—Four Truck News. Vegetable Kennels. Those who would like to make cheese on a very small scale are often trou bled to wet proper rennet to produce coagulation of the milk. A scientist says that if the leaves of the common butterwort are placed in a strainer and the milk fresh from the cow is poured over It the milk will soon become thick and has a most delicious flavor. The yellow bedstraw also possesses the properties of curdling milk, and the j natives of Cheshire prefer It as a ren net to all other sorts. The leaves and flowers are put In the strainer, and the milk Is slowly poured over them. The flower heuds of the garden artichoke also possess the property of coagulat ing milk. In view of the carelessness sometimes noted In people who prepare rennet In the ordinary fashion this vegetable rennet Is worthy of atten tion. The leaves, properly cleaned and prepared, would be very much safer and more hygienic than animal sub stances which may go through chem ical changes that unfit them for food. Old StHtncM. Herodotus makes Solon tell Croesus of several men happier than he. Two brothers, Cleobls and Biton of Argos, he said, when oxen were lacking to draw their mother, the priestess of Hera, to the temple several miles dis tant, harnessed themselves to the cart. When the mother, proud of her sons and moved by the plaudits of the crowd, had prayed to Ilera that her sons might receive the best gifts the gods had to bestow, they lay down In the shade of the temple and never waked. Herodotus says that their statues were sent to Delphi. Ilomolle found at Delphi two statues practically Identical, of finest archaic work, made early in the sixth century B. C. Since one of them bore the signature of an Argive sculptor, rolymodes, lu archaic letters, we may believe that the story of Herodotus Is based on fact und that we have before us today the Identical statues.—Chantauquan. Hot I'l|»o Dltm the Toiicue. "You see smoking tobacco advertised every now and again guaranteed not to bite the tongue. Dealers sell It, of course, but inwardly they smile at the Idea." So spoke a tobacconist. "You sec, it's this way. The lire In the pipe will bite the tongue If the tobacco burns too fast namely. If It is a very loose long cut tobacco or a very short dry cut and not packed closely enough In the bowl. There Is a point where tobacco may be too closely packed to draw and u point where It may be so loosely packed that It burns fast, and minute sparks pa«s through the stem and reach the smoker's mouth. These ore the pauses of burnt tongues."— PORTABLE VILLAGES. Turcomans Move Their Hooiea From Place lo Place. Tho Turcomans, who live on the east ern shore of the Caspian sea, carry their villages about with thein when they travel. As a tribe sets out on a journey every man packs his wooden house upon a camel, which the animal can easily carry, and when a spot Is reached where he aiul his friends In tend to remain for any great length of time the camels are unloaded and a village started which It takes about an hour or so to build It is to be remembered that the houses are real houses and not tents and that the settlement is not a camp, but a village. The traveling house of the Turcoman is a marvel of skill and ingenuity and is really much lighter, more portable and can be packed into a much smaller compass than any of the so called portable bouses that are manufactured und sold in some parts of our country. The frame Is made of strong, light wood laths about an inch broad by three-quarters of an inch thick, cross ing each other when set up in position at right angles about a foot apart and fastened at each crossing by the thong 9 of rawhide so as to be movable, and the whole framework may be opened or shut in the same manner as those toys for children that consist of a squad of wooden soldiers aud will ex pand or close at will so as to form open or close columus. Oue part or more made In this way and all inclosing a circle fifteen or twenty feet across form the skeleton of the walls aud are firmly secured in place by bands of ropes made of hair or wool fastened round the end of each red. From the upper ends of these rods similar rods bent near the wall and into something less than a right angle are so disposed that the longer portions sioi>e to the center and, being tied with rope, form the roof. Over this is thrown a covering of black felt, having in the center a large hole which answers both for a window and a chimney. Large pieces of the same coarse black felt are wrapped round the walls, and outside these, to keep all tight. Is bound auother frame of split reeds or canes or of some very light, tough wood bound closely togeth er with strong cords. POINTED PARAGRAPHS. Too much publicity spoils a good deo«l. Signing your name to a frleud's note is a bad sign. When riches come in at the window friends flock to the door. lie who has no faith In himself is destined to become a successful fail ure. The brave and fearless man manages to get there early and thus avoids the rush. A wise man doesn't attempt to pull himself out of trouble with a cork screw. If a man is unable to stand pros perity he should sit down and give his wife a chance. The suspicious man keeps one eye on his neighbor, but the wise man keeps . both eyes on himself. Unl<>fis a man is willing to take chance* be never takes anything else that happens to be lying around loose. —Chicago News. Churc-h Pillar*. The Joke of the vicar of Withycombe, Devon, at the Easter vestry as to his laggard churchwarden being not a "pillar" but a "buttress" of the church because he supported it outside re minds one, says a correspondent, of another joke of the same kind deliver ed from u I-ondon pulpit by the Rev. John McNeil. John was minister of the "Scotch church," Regent sijuare, at the time and In his own homely way was driving his points home with telling ef fect. lie suddenly paused, after ex horting his congregation to be work ers, and then, with a twinkle in his eye, said, "You know, I always think of church members being divided into two classes—pillars and caterpillars."— London Chronicle. When Mnltlnir l'a»t (be Flair Halyards "Many a slender flagpole has been ruined," said a rigger, "by drawing the halyards down too snugly when wak ing them fast after hauling down tlio flag. If this is done In dry weather and It comes on wet, the shrinking of the halyaiMs thus drawn taut to Btart with may be enough to bend the pole, and if It should lie left In that way long enough the pole would bo perma nently bent Flag halyards when no flag Is flying should be made fast with u little black." With n Home. The groat millionaire looked lip Im patiently. "Well," he said, "what is It?" "I desire, sir," the young man falter ed, "to marry your daughter, provid ed"— The other frowned. "Provided what?" "Just provided," murmured the youth. Vocnbnlarle*. The English language, according to a German statistician who has mado a study of the comparative wealth of languages, heads the list with the enor mous vocabulary of 200,000 words; German comes next, with 80,000 words; then Italian, with 75,000; French, .'MMMiO; Turkish, 22,500, and Spanish, 20,000. "Snmethlnir Juiit na Good." » The pretty darling entered the book •tore. "I want to get 'Kidnapped,' by Mr. Stevenson," she said. "Er—l think," replied tho clerk—"l think I'd like that job myself."—Bos ton TranscrlnL WeddtuK* In Wnlei. Many and curious were the old cus toms In Wales relating to marriage. The following is an account of the bid ding ceremony, an old custom which Is said to be celebrated even to this day In rural parts of Wales: 'lhe bidder goes from house to house with a long pole and ribbons flying at the end of it, and standing In the middle floor In ench house he repeats a long lesson with great formality. He mentions the day of the wedding, the place, the prepara tion* made, etc. The following is a Specimen: "The intention of the bidder Is this: With kindness and amity, with decency and lllierallty for and , lie Invites yoti to come with your Rood will on thejilate. Bring current mon ey a shilling or two or three or four or five —wltli cbcese aud butter. We Invite the husband and wife, children and iiictwervauts, from the (createat to the least, t'omo there early. You nhall have victuals freely ami drink cheap, "tools to nit oil aud fish If we can cu»li them, but If not hold us ex cusable, ami they will attend on you when you call upon them In return. They set out from such a place aud HU< h u place." No. 22. ONE OF NATURE'S TOOLS. How Teasel* Are I*«e«l la Flnltklaff Different Cloths. Growing by the wayside you will of ten see that stately, spiny looking plant, the teazel, but I wonder how many know that it Ims helped to finish many a piece of cloth they wear. We are apt to thiuk of a tool as something of man's make, yet here is one of nature's own, and nothing has ; ever been manufactured to successful [ly take its place. For apes the tenzel ; has been used for fulling cloth—that is, raising the "nap"—and the manu facturers refer to "nap gjods" thus treated as "gigged." When ripe, the dried spike heads are gathered, packed carefully in bundles and shipped in all directions to facto ries. The variety mostly used have the extreme end of tlio spikes hooked or curved backward. This is called "fullers' teazel." These heads form a sort of brush and are attached to a wheel or cylinder which revolves against the surface of the cloth, and these curved spikes catch part of the threads and puli them up, making a fuzzy nap. This Is trimmed down and leaves that soft, velvety finish to the cloth. The spikes have strength enough and elasticity, but when they come in contact with a rough place in the cloth they break and so avoid tearing the material. Try as they may, no one has ever been able to invent a tool possess ing all of these Qualities, so the teazel stands unrivaled for that use. The plant as we see It growing wild looks perhaps at first glance somewhat like a thistle, but it really has a dignity and character all Us own. The heads in flower are covered with a fluffy down, lavender or white, and as the blossoms drop spikes appear until lat er it fairly bristles. The leaves, point ed and spike*', shooting out each side of the stem, uieet at the base aud form a little basin in which is tisaally wa ter. So we have the name of the plant from the Greek "dipsacus," meaning thirsty, and many other fanciful ones, such as Venus' cup, Venus' bath, wood or church brooms, gypsy combs, cloth ier's brush, etc.—St. Nicholas. ODDITIES. Bees never store up honey where it is light. The moth has a fur jacket and the butterfly none. A squirrel comes down a tree head fitst and a cat tail first. Leaves will attract dew when boards, sticks and stones will not. Corn on the ear Is never found with an uneven number of rows. The dragon fly can devour its own body aud the head still live. A horsefly will live for hours after the head has been pinched off. Fish, files and caterpillars may be frozen solid and still retail life. A horse always gets up fore parts first and a cow directly the opposite. Some flies thrust their eggs Into the bodies of caterpillars, but always in such parts of tl\e body that when the larvae are feeding on the flesh of the foster pareiit they will not oat into any vital irn-*" Pun* on People's Xiaei, A little while ago a popular form of social amusement was found in pun ning on people's names—"Why did So and-so?" "Because Such-and-such." The game ran riot for a time, and echoes of It arc still heard in the outer suburbs. Before those echoes die away a correspondent suggests that we should put it 011 record that the orig inator of the fashion was no less nota ble a person than the Quaker poet, John Greenleaf Whlttier. On an anti slavery lecturer named Mary Grew, visiting Boston in 1871, Whittler wrote a poem, "Ilow Mary Grew," each stan za ending on n variation of the pun— The world wore safe If but a few Could grow In sraco as Mary Grew. —Loudon Chronicle. Not In All)' Count}". The city of St. Louis is not in any county. It is an Independent munlci jwlity equippod with all the machinery of county and city government It has its own circuit and criminal courts, its own grand Jury, Jail, etc. The cir cuit attorney Is tho prosecuting officer of St. Louis. Until 1870 St. Louis was tho county seat of St. Louis county, but in that year the city was complete ly separated from the county, so that it is now as Independent subdivision of the state. Clayton, a few miles west of the city, is now the courthouse town of St. Louis county.—St. Louis Repub lic. • The Jeraer Cow. The Jersey cow Is a small animal, and therefore her maintenance Nation is small, while a relatively large part of her food goes to i>roflt. She is a persistent milker, often a perpetual milker, aud ordinarily not dry more than six or eight weeks in a year. She has an extremely long period of use fulness in tho dairy. Five years cover the profitable work of the average cow. Tho Jersey produces until fifteen years old. Many are profitable when eighteen to twenty-one years of age.—Farmer. The Other War. "Aren't yon afraid that horse will run away with somebody?" "Friend," said Broncho Bob, "It ain't nothin* In Crimson gulch for a boss to run away with a mun. It's when a man tries to run away with a boss that there's danger." Washington Star. Sorrow of It. Husband (during the spat)— Anyway, I'm not afraid to say what 1 think. Wife—No, I supposo not, but you ought to be ashamed to.—Detroit Tribune. Enough Money. Half a dozen brokers were discuss ing Ilussell Sage and his peculiarities when oue of them told this story: The financier was once asked, "When does a man get enough money, Mr. Sage?" "When lie gets SIO,OOO more," said Un cle Itussell as he stopped at an apple stand for a moment. Then he passed on without buying. # 111. Part. "Look here," remarked the thrifty man to his extravagant wife, "you're carrying too much sail, my lady." "I don't know why you should both er nbout that," she retorted. "No?" said he. "I think I should, since I have to raise the wind." Brnnizlit l)onn the Home. Critic—l hear that the new man's act ing brought down the house. Manager —Yes, It did. In one week it brought down the bouse from 800 to 10 ]>eople and the attendants. In tie? Doctor's Waiting Room. Doctor Entering suddenly)— Which of you lms waited longest? Shears (sulkily)—l. I have waited six months, and you haven't paid me for that last suit yet!