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White-Sand Oil Co.
[A. STEELSMITH, Manager, Butler, Pa.]
Dealers in Illuminating, Lubricating, Cylinder and Dynamo
Oils—all free from Lima Oil.
This Oil is made and handled by Independent Producers not con
nected with the Standard Oil Co., as reported.
All orders will be promptly filled. Warehouse in rear of Nicho
las & Hewitt's planing mill, near West Penn depot, Butler, Pa.
Refinery at Coraopolis, Pa., near P. & L. E. R. R.
I w I W I I cause we have
™ -®- the finest and
most reliable drug store in this part of
the State that you have to pay more for
your medicines. We dispense only Pure
and Fresh Drugs at all times and at
WULLER'S MODEL PHARMACY,
229 Centre Ave.,
South Side, Butler, Pa.
Low Prices and Reliable Footwear!
ARE THE TWO FORCES THAT CARRY THE PEOPLE IKTO
FROM ALL OVER BUTLER COUNTY.
The public always approve of real merit id good*, hence they have unanimously aDd
publicly declared that "HUSELTON'S" its, and always has been,
The Leading Boot and Shoe House of Bntler Connty!
A*k the small boy yon meet—he, too, will tell yon, if you want good footwear at fair
prices, to go to HUSELTON'B.
Too get the choicest styles there. Ton bay at the same price your neighbor does. lie
carries his stock in the honse—not in the newspaper. Yon don't have to
stay a hslf a day jewing on the price.
Mens, Boys and Youths Heavy Shoes.
Mens good heavy boots, 6to 11 $1 50 1 Mens calf boots.. —...... $1 90 A $2 25
"Hp boots, sole leather conn.2 25, 250 I Boys heavy boots #l. 125 «fc 1 50
" real kip, two sole and tap.. .2 50, 300 | " " "2 soles & tup, 1 50. 175<t 2
Mens hana made kip and grain boots, box toe, in bigh and low instep —s3 and 350
Mens, Boys and Youths Fine Shoes.
Mens fiae shoes, with tip, at #l, 1 25, 1 50, 1 75, 2. and 2 50
Kens cork sole shoes in calf at #2, 2 75 and 3 50
Boys and yonths bhoes at.... ..... ....................75c, sl, 1 25, 1 50, 1 75 and 2
Hens grain sporting boots, lace in instep.
Ont line of children* school shoe* is made of the best calf and kip. and will resist water.
They are not grain leather. Have high cut at low prices.
Misses and Childrens Shoes.
Misses grain button, 12 to 2,. 75c, fl, 1 25 I Childrens Don. button, . 50c. 75c. sl. 1 25
" veal and kip, 12 to 2, 75c, 1, 125 j " grain, heel and snrijig. 50c, 75c, $1
Infanta fancy colors in soft sole, very fine. | Infants shoes 25c, 30c and 50c
Ladies heavy shoes 85c. 90c, sl. 1 25 I Ladies web slippers 25c
" warm flannel lined 5h0en....75c, $1 | " grain button shoes 85c. $1
" (train 51ipper5............. ......50c | " fine 5h0e5........85c, sl, 1 25, 150
We lead them all as usual in kens wool boots and rubber goods. Mens rubber
boots at 92 with a pair of Moccasins. Mens good wool boots with a heavy pair of bub
ber« at only $1 90. Oer line of fine Holiday Slippers, now coming in,lower prices than
•rer. Repairing done at lowest prices, or a new pair tnsde to order. Come and .-ee us.
102 N Main St., Butler, Pa "H. C. HUSELTON.
The Best Place
To get your Fall and Winter outfit of
DRESS GOODS, CLOAKS, UNDER
WEAR,. FLANNELS, BLANKETS,
YARNS, HOSIERY, GLOVES, COR
SETS, etc., is at
They keep the largest stock, best goods
and, above all, the lowest prices.
CARPET, OIL CLOTHS, RUGS,
LACE CURTAINS, PORTIERS,
CURTAIN POLES, WIN
We can sell you the above named goods
cheaper than you can get them elsewhere
A. TROUTMAN & SON.,
The leading Dry Goods and Carpet
House, Butler, Pa.
■ REMOVAL SU
BEGINS OCT. 6.
YOU WANT FURNITURE.
WE WANT MONEY.
We expect to occupy our new store
about Jan. Ist. We want to move as
few goods as possible. We will give you
prices that you can't help but buy.
A #35 Parlor Suite for #25 00
A 45 " " 35 00
A 55 " " 45 00
A 16 Bed Lounge for 12 50
A 20 « « 15 00
A 5 Rocking Chair for 375
A 8 « 500
<fcc. Call early for these great bargains
Campbell & Ternpleton,
136 N. Main St., - - Butler, Pa
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Mr. Herman Hick*
Of Rochester. X. Y.
Deaf for a Year
Catarrh in the Head
Catarrh is a CONSTITUTIONAL disease,
and requires a CONSTITUTIONAL REMEDY
like Hood's Sarsaparilla to cure it. Read :
"Three years ago, as a resu'.i of catarrh, I
. entirely lost my hearing and was deaf for more
than a year. I tried various things to cure It,
and had several physicians attempt It, but no
Improvement was apparent I ronl.l di»iin
guiuli no »*«n<l I was intending putting
myself under the care of a specialist »>D
some one suggested that possibly Hood's Sar
saparilla would do me some good. I be(jan
taking it without the expectation of any lasting
help. To my •nrpriM'nod Krrnl joy I found
when I had taken three Lotties tliat n.j hrnr
i»« w«. returning- I kept on till I bad
taken three more. It is now over a fear and I
can hnr prrtA rtlf orll. lam troubled but
very little with the catarrh. I consider this a
rrmarknblr raw, and cordially recommend
to all who have catarrh/* HFI MAN HICKS, 30
Carter Street, Rochester. N. V.
HOOD'S PILLS are purely vegetable, and do
mot purge, pain or gripe. Sold by all druggists.
Dr. N. M. HOOVER,
IST K. Wayne St., offlrp hours. 1" *-> 12 M. and
10 3 P. M."
SAMUEL M. BIPFUS.
Pbysician and Surgeon.
200 west runnlnghiini st.
L. M. REINSEL, M. D ,
PHYSICIAN AND SI-KUEON.
OJTlce and residence at I'etrolla, Pa.
RARSICIAN ANI> HI lIt.KO.F,
sew Troutman Building, Butler. Pa.
K. S. LSAKE. M. D. J. K. MANN. M. U.
•yn®eology and Sur- Kye. Kit Nose and
DRS. LEAKE & MANN,
G. . ZIMMERMAN.
rUVSIrIAN AND SrKMEON.
■nice at No. 45, 8. Main street, over Frank i
••'s Drug Store. Butler. Pi
Is now located In new ami elegant rooms ad
joining Ms foimer ones. Ail klnris of elusp
plates and mcdereo gold work.,
J. J. DONALDSON. Dentist.
Artlt iial T<fth iiits rl*-d < n • lie latest Im
ri'Ved plan. <iold Killing a specially. office—
ver HCIIHUI'S Oothiua Store.
DR. S. A. JOHNSTON.
DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA.
Geld Filling Palnles* Extraction ol Teeth
rtlid ArtUk-lAlTeetl: v.nln 'iT Males a specially
Nitrous Oxide or Vitalized Air or Local
Office o.er Millets Grocery east of Lowry
office closed Wednesdays uuil Thursd»ys.
C. F. L. McQUISTION,
EKIiLVEEJt AMI SURVEVOH,
Orn< a WEAK DIAMOND, HCTL.SK. PA,
J. A. HEYDRK.K & SON,
Farm surveys,pr u«Jtiy made. ("L»r •
Offic" "Ver He 'a 'tank. Curler P'i
H. JQ. WALKER,
Altorney-at Law—Office in Diamond Bio< h,
J. M. PAINTER,
Office—Between PostolJlce and Diamond, But
A. T. SCOTT,
Offl e at No." 8, Houtii D.'amot d, Butler, Pe.
A. M. CHRISTLEY,
Ofllce second floor. Anderson B1 k Main St.,
naar Court House, Butler, Ps."
Mt'y at Law—office on South slile ot Diamond
J. W HUTCHISON,
ATTOB N KY;AT LAW.
Office on second floor of the liusc-lton Dlock,
D.amond, Butler, Pa., ltoom No. 1.
Attorney at Law, OfDce at No. IT. East Jeffer
son St., Butler, Pa.;
W. C. FINDLEY,
Attorney at I SiW and Ileal Estate Agent.' Of
'lce rear ot L. Z. Mltclieli'3 office ou norm Bide
of Diamond. Butler, Pa.
H. H. GOUCHER.
itiorney-at-la*v. OlUce ou Becucd Hoot o
tnderHOn buiklluz, near Court House liutler
Insurance and Heal Estate Ag't
17 EAST JEFKFRS >N ST.
IIUTIjER, - I J A.
W. H. O'BRIFN & -ON.
•[Snccesaorx of Schutte <k O'Brien.
And (ias Fitters.
Natural (i is Ap|»lianpe«.
Jefler<onSt.,(>pp. Low r> House
lUTTLEH, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 16, lSi)t>.
urro TIT* HEART Or THE COSTIMIET.
With a heart almost oppressed by the
Joy that had come upon it so unexpect
edly, Mrs. Allaire, with Godfrey by her
side, took her seat in a special train that
was to carry her to Farina Town, where
her arrival was now impatiently
awaited by Tom Marks anil Zach
French. She was also accompanied by
an intelligent half-breed woman, Har
riett by name, herself a child of tho
wilderness, strong, fearless and a skillful
rider, who was to perform the duties of
serving woman to the captain's wife.
The train made few stops, only such in
ia-jt as became necessary to renew the
supplies of wood and water After
leaving Adelaide the first halt was made
at Cawler, which was reached after
several hours run through a district
broken by deep gorges and narrow val
leys, varied at times by interminable for
ests of the eucalyptus. As the farms and
settlements were left far behind and
the country began to take on that wild
and desolate aspect so characteristic of
many portions of the Australian conti
nent. Mrs. Allaire's eyes gradually filled
with that deep earnest look which had
been peculiar to then for many years.
She was about to put forth tliestrength
of her wonderful will power for the
last time. If she failed now, it would
be necessary to bow to the decrees of
heaven and givo over a search which,
while it had until now commanded the
admiration of the world, would, if
pushed any further, be in the judgment
of her fellow creatures either the wild
whim of an eccentric mind or the fool
ish purpose of a disordered intellect. I
From the windows of her railway "ar- '
riage the captain's wife, with that calm
certainty and placid satisfaction of ono
journeying to meet a beloved relative
returning from a distant voyage,
whiled away the long hours by examin
ing the strange land through which she
was being transported at almost light
This was that Australia which had
been so justly called the "Land of Par
adoxes," the center of which was one
vast basin below the ocean level, whose
streams bursting up through the sandy
plains were gradually absorbed before
Peaching the sea—a land in which the
air, like the soil, is lacking in humidity,
in which the strangest of earthly an
imals are found, and in which savage
tribes, pure nomads, furnish types of
the lowest degree of human intelligence.
Away to the north and to the west
stretched those interminable deserts of
Alexandra Land and western Australia,
the very center of which the expedition
was intended to pierce in search of the
Aole survivor of the wreck of the Dread
naught. What would there be to guide
these intrepid searchers when once the
outer line of hamlet and isolated ranch
had been passed and nothing remained
but the vague indications obtained at
Harry Shelton's death-bed? In her in
terview with the governor general Mrs.
Allaire had been called upon to answer
this supposition, to wit: How was it pos
sible that Capt. John, during the nine
long years that he had been held a pris
oner by these savages, had never found
an opportunity to make his escape? ;
Mrs. Allaire's answer had been specific |
and to the point. According to the
testimony of Shelton, during all this
long term of years, but one single oppor
tunity of escape had presented itself to
the captain and his mate —an oppor
tunity which Allaire had not been able
to take advantage of. As to the other i
argument that it was not the custom of
savages to respect the lives of their j
prisoners, the fact remained that they :
had done so, as testified to by Harry j
Shelton, as his return alive irrefutably .
proved. Besides there was a case ex- j
actly in point, the case of the explorer ,
and pathfinder, William Classen, who
had now been missing for thirty-five
years and who was still believed to be
held a prisoner by one of the tribes of
northern Australia. This was, in truth,
exactly the case of Capt. John, since,
outside of mere speculation, there was
the positive declaration of Harry Shel
ton. Other explorers, too, had failed to
make their way back after once plung
ing into the depths of these vast wilder
nesses, but there was no proof that they
had been slain by the savages.
The train dashed past the smaller
stations leaving the bow-shaped Lake
Torrens on its left and coming in sight
of the peaks of the Flinders range.
The weather was warm—the same tem
perature that is met with during March
in countries of the northern hemisphere
traversed by the thirtieth parallel, such
as Algiers, Mexico, or Cochin China.
There was a threat of rain in the at
mosphere, even of one of those violent
thunder-storms which the expedition
would long for in vain when once it had
entered upou the plains of the interior.
Under such circumstances was it that
the train bearing Mrs. Allaire steamed
into Farina Town, the terminal station
of the road, at three o'clock in the
afternoon. Zach French and his men
were waiting at the station, and as
Molly stepped from her compartment
they lifted their caps into the air and
sent up a hearty cheer. The shaggy
brows of the honest old sailor were knit
together upon first catching sight of
Godfrey by Molly's side, but when he
saw the transformation which had
taken place in the sailor lad and noted
his intelligent and gallant bearing as
he swung his rifle across his shoulder
and aided Mrs. Allaire to alight upon
the platform, his heart shed its wrin
kles and he grasped the lad cordially by
the hand, welcoming him as one of the
band of searchers. But how great was
his joy at finding himself again in the
presence of his loved mistress. For
twelve days, twelve long days, he had
not seen Capt. John's wife. Such a
thing had not happened to him since
the last return of the Molly's Hope to
San Diego. Molly herself was de
lighted to meet her faithful friend and
servitor again, whose devotion to her
bordered upon a veneration, and she
pressed his hand warmly and rewarded
him by a smile as sweet as it was pro
nounced and long continued. Zach
could hardly believe his eyes.
It was Hhe first smile he had
seen on that beautiful face since she
stepped on board the steam launch
years ago. He was almost startled by
it Was it a good or bad omen? Had
the captain'B wife slipped from that
lofty standard of solemn and religious
devotion to the great task of her life?
And immediately his thoughts reverted
to the handsome lad standing by
side, and his shaggy brows drew darkly
together again and his bronzed face
took on a look of almost wrath. Was
not his noble mistress weakening under
this sailor boy's Influence? Would she
not, after a few hundred miles had
been put behind them, become soft
hearted, irritable and despondent, like
any ordinary woman, and fret over and
complain of the hardships of the journey
across these arid plains? lie feared so,
he greatly feared so, und turned away,
lest the captain's wife might read these
misgivings in liis countenance.
Tom Marks anil Z*ch French had
dir.' 'heir r, r!: v.cll. Eroryt'iicg was
in readiness for the start. Molly was
ileeply touched when, upon making a
personal examination of the long line of
pack wagons, her eyes rested upon a
seaman's chest, bearing upon one end
the words. "Capt. John Allaire." She
turned with parted lips and tearful eyes
inquiringly toward Zach.
"An outfit for Capt. John," said Zach,
in a low tone of voice.
Molly could make no reply, but she
reached out and took the sailor's hard,
rough hand tenderly within hers.
"Mrs. Allaire." said Marks, "so long
as we follow the government roads the
country will furnish us with all the
forage we need for our cattle, but when
we enter the wilderness it will be neces
sary to abandon our horses and oxen
and replace them by pack and saddle
camels; these we have already sent on
ahead. The wells in these vast arid
tracts are often days apart and it would
be impossible for us to make our way
from one station to another except by
the use of camels."
"I have complete confidence in your
skill and experience as a path-finder.
Col. Marks." replied Molly '1 under
stand that we are to exchange our
horses and oxen for a camel train at
Alice Springs station."
"Precisely, madam." answered Marks,
"and the moment you have suflQciently
recovered from the fatigue of your long
railway ride, you may give tis the slf»-
nal to break away, for everything is in
readiness, even to the motto painted
upon our pack wagons —'No Step Back
A faint smile spread over Molly's face
as she bent her shapely head in ac
knowledgement of this thoughtful bit
"Move at once, then. Col. Marks,"
she cried out, cheerily; "if too late to
day, let it be at sunrise to-morrow."
Tom Marks bowed in acquiescence,
and springing lightly on his horse rode
away to give the necessary orders.
Farina Town was one of those vil
lages which spring up mushroom-like
in a single night along the route of an
Australian or American railway, and in
a few short months arrogate to them
selves all the dignity of a city a century
old. The cunning of the surveyor and
land agent is visible from the very
start, and the incongruous legend "City
lots for sale" makes its appearance the
day after the town is located- Nothing
is left to chance or individual taste for
settlement, but streets, boulevards and
Bquares are laid out with a geometrical
ami mathematical regularity which, as
th«. town is built up. gives it a monot
ony that is as depressing as it is valu
able, commercially speaking. The
v. hole population of Farina Town as
sembled at sunrise on the following day
to witness the departure of the brave
lady and her band of intrepid search
ers. About one half of the men were
white, the others being half breeds or
semi-civilized natives, well acquainted
with the language, customs and habits
of the wild people who were supposed
to hold Capt. John a close prisoner.
The progress of the expedition was,
on account of the thick forests and the
rugged nature of the country, • neces
sarily slow. The whites were well
mounted, the negroes followed on foot.
From Farina Town to Alice Springs
station it was a goad three hundred and
fifty miles, and several weeks were spent
in covering this distance. Hut, al
though the advance was slow, the mem
bers of the expedition, thanks to the ad
mirable precautions which had been
taken by Col. Tom Marks, continued in
the best of health and spirits. Karly
and late in her saddle, sharing the fa
tigues of the march without a murmur,
cheering and inspiring everyone by licr
indomitable courage and inexhaustible
confidence in her own ability to accom
plish the mighty work which she had
set herself, Molly hovered around and
about the little band like an angel of
light and sweetness, like a guiding
spirit deputed by Heaven to sustain,
direct and preserve.
Next to her it was Godfrey who knew
how to work himself into the rugged
but honest hearts of the members of t he
band. The skill with which he rode,
the accuracy of his aim as a rifleman,
and the readiness and ease with which
he took to his life in the Australian
bush were soon all powerful enough to
chase away the last frown from Zach
"A wonderful resemblance," he mut
tered to himself. "If I had not buried
little Walt myself, I'd believe that lad
was Capt. John's own boy."
But if Godfrey's success iu making
friends with the white members of the
expedition was such as to carry joy to
Molly's heart, she, as well as Col.
Marks and Zach, was astounded at the
devotion shown to the lad by the half
breeds and Indian guides. To them
this wonderful boy was a constant
source of surprise and delight. Ilis
courage, his surprising strength and
agility, his horsemanship, his marks
manship, his kindness and gentleness
charmed and fascinated them. The
daintiest tidbits of game and the ripest
fruits were laid at the door of Godfrey's
tent. And, to add still further to the
long list of the boy's accomplishments,
it was discovered that since he had been
in service on the Australian coast he
had picked up quite a voe-abulary of the
native dialects, so that he now had ex
perienced no difficulty in understanding
the jargon spoken by the native guides.
It might not be out of place to state
here that this was far from being the
first camel train that had been sent out
Into the Australian wilderness. It was
in 1888 that Mr. Elder imported from
India a large number of camels, togeth
er with their Afghan drivers. These
animals have done well in Australia,
and beyond all doubt it was due to tho
fact that Col. Warburton made use of
these ships of the desert that ho was
enabled to ace-cmplish his daring ride
from Alice Springs station to Rock
bourne, Nichol Bay ou the coast of De-
If David Lindsay, at a later date, suc
ceeded in crossing tho continent from
north to south with the aid of pack
horses only, it was because be kept
close to the government roads and tele
graph lines and did not risk himself in
the wilderness which would have been
powerless to sustain the life of his
The expedition reached Alice Springs
station in good form. Here a halt was
made in order to transfer the baggage
aud supplies to the backs of the pack
camels. Col. Marks took this occasion
to make a most searching examination
of each member of his band, in order to
weed out uny who showed signs of
breaking elown. A week was thus con
sumed, when, at a command from Mol
ly, the camel train moved slowly aud
silently out Into the sandy wastes of
tho Great Victoria desert.
As Molly, from her lofty scat on one
of the ships of the desert, cast her eyes
over this apparently limitless waste,
Jjer heart Bank within hcrfor a VU'I
moment as she asked herself the ques»-
tion: Am 1 not warring against Heav
en? "Am I not rebelling against the
will of God in thus penetrating this
awful solitude in search for a human
life which only a miracle could have
kept from destruction? Are not my at
tempts as foolhardy as they are pre
Godfrey made answer to these doubts
and misgivings, for at that moment his
clear, ringing voice reached her ear,
carrying balm and comfort to her
anxious heart- She hesitated no
longer She turned an inquiring gaze
toward the horizon of this vast oeraa
of sand as she had often fixed her weary
eyes upon the limitless expanse of the
sea. hoping and praying that the white
sails of the Dreadnaught might come
slowly Into sight.
Upon drawing near to the Mureh*-
son and McDouall ranges the native
■coats made known to Col. Marks the
appalling fact that they had already
fallen in with stragglers of a native
camp, fr->m whom they had learned
that in H quarrel between one of the
chiefs and his brother a white captive
hnd been slain. CoL Marks dar. -1 not
make known to Mrs. Allaire the dread
ful news. True, there was a possibility
that this white prisoner might not be
Capt. John, but the name of the tril>e
and the additional fact that it was ac
customed to pay yearly visits to the
northwestern coast gave the awful tid
ings the stamp of likelihood. It was
nearly two mouths before the camel
train reached Tennant's Creek station.
Several of the wells along the route had
been found dry and the animals suf
fered greatly, being barely able to drag
themselves along at the last.
Scarcely had the tents been pitched
and the exhausted men thrown them
selves upon the ground for long-needed
sleep when one of the youngest of the
native scouts crept stealthily past the
guard and roused Godfrey.
"Quick, little master," he whispered,
"quick, bring gun. follow me, no talk!"
It seems that in making choice of
Godfrey the native had done so solely
on account of the youth's extraordinary
courage, agility and quickness of move
ment, just as one might choose a certain
dog or horse to attain a certain end.
The child of the desert knew exactly
what was needed. He had no faith in
the grown members of the band. They
might, in their supposed superior
knowledge, stop to reason, rouse the
band, raise a voice above a whisper or
be too slow in advancing on their hands
(iodfrey had not removed his pistol
from his belt. Reaching for his rifle,
he joined the scout and stole silently
out of the camp. Once out of sight and
hearing, the scout made known to God
frey that a white captive had not been
already put to death as at first reported,
but that he had been delivered into the
hands of the chief's brother, who, with
several of the tribe, were to put him to
death that morning before the rescue
party should become aware of his pres
ence so near at hand.
It called for the greatest precaution
on the part of Godfrey and the native
scout in approaching the Indian camp.
A single startled outcry of bird or beast
we>uld be sure to warn the savages of
the approach of an enemy. The last
quarter of a mile it became neeos ary
to advance by crawling through the tall
grass. Although hampered by the
weight of his rifle, Godfrey, by great
exertion, succeeded in keeping up with
The execution was to take place at
sunrise. Already, as Godfrey and his
companion threw themselves on their
knees in order to reach the spot unseen
by the savages, the first rays of the sun
shot faintly upward like spectral spears.
Godfrey caught his breath as his eyes
fell upon the white prisoner seated on
the ground and encircled by half a
dozen of the savages each of whom
grasped two spears in his hand. The
i TejAlKyv; >ii, V
UNITED AT LAST.
man's face was hidden beneath a long
growth of hair, which iu matted strips
hung over his brow, while a grizzled
beard tangled and wide reaching cov
ered his entire breast. His form was
pitifully emaciated, and it would seem
to have been a needless precaution to
pinion his arms, so near death's door
was this captive*.
As the first ray of sunlight waved
like a sword of flame over the wilder
ness, one of the savages rose from tho
ground where he bad been squatting,
and with a terrific yell raised his spear.
But a rifle shot rang out clear and
sharp, and the man fell backward like
a log. The others sprang to their feet
in the wildest terror, and, as Godfrey
und the scout burst upon them with
loud cries, mingled with pistol shots,
they fled dismayed from the spot, think
ing that the whole band of white men
had suddenly fallen upon them.
The white enptive was quicllly re
leases! and tenderly stretched upon the
"Father! father!" cried Godfrey; "do
you know mo, I'm Walter. Speak!
Mother is here. She has come to take
But the man had swooned and the
lad's words were lost upon him. Not
until Zach French had Cached the spot
and had made hurried examination of
tho white captive's features was tho
glad truth know n that Capt. John Al
laire. of the Dreadnaught, had been
found at last!
"Mother, mother!" cried Oodfrey.
bursting into Molly's presence. "We
have found t.'apt. John at last."
"I knew we would! I knew we
would!" exclaimed Molly, falling upon
her knees and bowing her head in
After a moment's pause, <lodfrey
lifted her tenderly, saying: "Come,
mother, let me lead you to him."
"Yes, my son; yes, my beloved Wal
ter." replied Molly, clasping the boy
closely to her bosom, "and another lost
one has come to life, tex», for look!" she
cried, pointing to a cluster of gold
brown curls lying upon the ground.
"That hair was never cut from your
head, my son It was somebody's else
child that honest Za<-h and dear Mr.
Uollister followed to the grave!"
Two years have passed. A magnifi
cent villa stands in the neighborhood of
l*ros|>ect cottage. It Is the home of
('apt. John Allaire and his family, of
which Kate Barker is now a member.
Charged with th« murder of Edward
Manson, her husband tied to South
America, where he died of yellow fever.
The reader needs but to be told that tho
black nurse whom little Walt had re
membered was none other than the
mulattress Nanny. The child hud been
picked up by the owner of a tlshing
smack which was crossing the bay at
the time of the drowning accident. A
large sum of money from Lew Barker
hud caused the fisherman to consent to
suppress this fact and to pass the child
off as his own. While it was yet a
question whether Mrs. Allaire would
recover her reason, Nanny had made
frequent visits to the child at the tlshier
man's home. Upon Barker's flight from
San Diego, Molly's recovery of her rea
son aud establishment of the Walter
home, tho man bail carried the child to
tinn. rlnir"I'"* 1 '"* ~
old sailor, be Kiwi the r. ;hl k>.,k Cue
home to care for his chiltL
TOO HUNGRY TO EAT.
Tii. % of i r*
a ( allfnrnb lelrl.
That any en? should *tarv? in the
midst of plenty is sail cn« .ugh, but trbea
the sufferer is a string anil willing g".rU
in a city tvhcrv <l< imrwtie help ia hard to
get, the pity of it U in the won.i. r.
Yet an.'h tva* the eTp. r*" nee a younjf
woman the other «t:>" in "■ in I rar. -ivii.
She actually faintetl on the -tre. t. and
was well-nigh unto death K-f -r-e reviv
ing at the hospital, and one phy»-. ...o
says there is nothing whatever tfce
matter with her but starra.inn. Sh«
is but twenty-two year*c>lii and Vallcjo
was her home. Her father is poor and
she felt herself a burden at*h- :n.\ ■*»
she went to Kan Francisco. tooU lit t e
room temporarily and tried t • t'u.d
work. Day after day she hunted, re
ducing her rations as her m >m»y trrew
less, living for several days on tea a-id
an occasional s--rap of bread, tii'. at la-«t
strength gave out and those i%h*> pv*k. !
her up on the street thought shin. a
woman of forty, so rapioly 1 ui . «
agetl. She thus describes her
"Well, the day 1 saw my last 6 . nt
piece I stayed in all day. I tru . t. jo
out and hunt for work, but Ijut < < .1
n.tdoit My feet felt so heavy ,:i: I
was so dizzy 1 wa» afraid t !. f. r
fear I d fall down. I h.vin't eat •• any
thing since the night before, i t ev.-a
my bread and tea. I
deal before that, but that day I f- tie
sick to cry. Toward night Igr 't
at the stomach—oh. awfully si
my hands and feet were like 1 ••
afraid I would be very sick if 1
get something to eat. so I vs. at -.J'. to ..
little restaurant near by. I was g ing
to get a cup of tea there with m\ five
cents. I sat down at the table ar? 1 <•>
just going to order the t- a wh n .11 ;.t
once I couldn't sit up any lon r» r.'
She revived, got on to th - - ret Ja
anil fainte-d. Two women i a;:i :<;> -> ><l
said: "Oh, that's too bail." an i were
'"Did they get you something to eat?"
"Did they offer you any money?"
"No; the policeman brought ine to
this place then."'
"Do you begin to feel better since
you came here?"
"Oh, yes, I feel better, but I'm very
weak. I can't eat anything. I don't
seein to want to eat. People have been
so good A young man I used to know
nt home read about me in the paper*,
and he came to see me this morning
He said be thought there must be some
mistake u hen he read abou'. it. but I
told him the only mistake was that I
thought I conld earn my living all al<>ne
in this big city. He's going to let some
of my Yallejo friends know where I am,
and I guess I'll be all right now."
Her girlish pride and spirit are
broken. She did not even know enough
of city ways to examine the "want col
umns." It is such as she who suffer in
big cities.—N. Y. Advertiser.
A DUEL FOR BLOOD.
A Younjf French Oflleer Who, One® In
for It, Carried It to the Exit!.
In a regiment stationed at Marseilles
the captain of one of the troops, a -cord
ing to tho New York Recorder, was a
notorious bully. He took a special de
light in torturing the youngest . f his
lieutenants, a bright. laughte*r-loving
lad, who was the delight of the regi
ment —officers and men. One day after
mess he grossly insulted the boy and
folli>wed it up by calling him a li.tr and
slapping his face. Tho lieutenant
flushed and left the room, lie hail pre
viously shown his courage at Algiers,
and his comrades conld not understand
why he should tolerate sneh continued
insults. They followed him to his
quarters and told him that if he not
call ont his enemy he would have to tfo
to Coventry. The young t fli e-r . ,t
--plained that he had strong religions
scruples about dueling and could nol
conscientiously go out.
Finally the colonel of the rejariajent
sent him the alternative—either tight
or leave the service. The boy then
agreed, on condition that the tight
should take plae-e with pistols and over
a handkerchief. One of the weapons
was to be loaded and the other unload
ed. They were to be chosen by lot.
The inen stood up, each holdimr the
edge of a handkerchief. At the signal
the captain pulled the trigger, when it
was found that he held the unloaded
All eyes were now fixed upon the
calm, resolute, fair-headed boy The
spectators were confident that.as he held
his adversary in his power, he would
either discharge his pistol in the air or
not shoot at all. But not so He took
deliberate aiui and. placing the muz
zle of his pistol us u ar tho other maris
face as he could rsacb. blew his brains
out. Then, leaning cirrr the prostrate
form of his enemy, he dipped » hand
kerchief in the blood and smeared the
face with it Then with exultation he
turned to those in the field and said
"There! do you consider that I have
wiped out the blow I received?" Me
then strode from the ground and that
evening sent tn hi* resignation Sinee
that incident there has not lieen so
much bullying or dueling in any reg
iment of the French army
Xollilni to He Dtatattailed Ahont.
Mr. Whitewash —See yer; yo' sold me
these year pants las' night fo' pluio
color an' dey's green!
Ilerr Jacob—Ach! I haf a petter head
t'an you; 1 peen older! Don* you know
dot plums is always gre« ti first? Wait
until they gets ripe! - Truth.
A Wonderful Traii«f'>rn>»llon.
"I discharged my hired man xe*trr
day, and the effect was wonderful."
"lie came to me this morning, and
Instead of asking for a day off. as he
u&ually does, requested a day on." —
Itettfr Appetite Tha i <;rr»min»r.
Aunt Flintskin—l feel quite provoked
to think that you and your mother
were in town the other day au>l went to
a restaurant instead of coming to our
house to dinner. Why didn't you come?
Little Nephew—We was hungry!—
Willing to Meet Itlm Half v.«jr.
Doctor —Your symptoms indicate, fiir,
that you spend too much time in eating
Old*Swi.;well —ls that the tr mble?
Then I'll spend 4e s time hereafter In
"What sort of a vessel is a lig'iter?"
aak«'d Mrs. bunting of her bu-'c.n l.
"I suppose it is a ship which carr*'»
petroleum," replied Hunting, who is a
vrell-informed man Truth.
"Mamma," Jacky. whose little
•ister was puling hLs hair, "I wisn
you'd make May atop. Sbe'« behaving
in a very untfentlemanly way. - Har
per's Young People.
Kirby Stone —Do you write hen the
inspiration strikes yon?
Algernon SJ. llardup--No, uen my
landlord strikes me. l'uck.
One llt« »t It.
"Ha! ha!" laughed .lack, as his pony
switched its tail to and fro. ' >«• old
Jlui dus tin' himself off." —1! ;u par's
Jimmy—Pa, what's kleptomania?
Pa —It's a—ahem! an eccentricity of
the rich, my son:—Truth.
FEEDING LIVE STOCK.
To seear* t'arl* Wotnrlty «wl
IU t*»t TkrUt;
It fat evident * w f —lll iir ■T~r«
of !>U>ck tlx farmer who <e*-:a fur
market anal realises a profit must du a
Stood mint th.ngs, At the start. to Ue
a successful feeder he most of nna»
»itT be a good one. He most fret} from
the start. To allow an animal to a&afce
a »low growth an.t then when a iaf
ficient development has Wen eacard
in this way to feed it lor market wtU
add to the ©oat to such an eateat ..at
in many cases no profit will b« real
ize.!. Stock anit be kept t K rif»r aad
growing in order to «»rar» earh x»
tarity The stock should mm far aa
sible be ready for market*: a certaaa
a»e —hogs at not over ten moot a,
cattle at not over three iran. ta a
majority of cases two and a half tm
better One deckled 3!v mtatpr- In
k»ep.ng stock thrifty is that a ortter
advantage can be taken of the m .nr\
than in any »ther way Yet. at ta*
imo time, in man? caaes it a a rrmjd
plan to feed to a certain xa- a. oeag
ready to -veil, however, whenever a
rcaLy profitable pr-..w an be rca 1* A.
The food supplied should a'wars oe
selected to produce the resufts <i-"ured
in the be-T manner powiM*. rbanngf
or earring as may seem -y or
brat t«» secure that end in the
time an ! at the lowest rs:
Kacb feeder mast in a great aw a* are
determine the ration that he can m »t
econ.micallv supply, aa with one 1 :na
material- may be used that with i thera
would prove too The feeding
must t* i!cnj regularly. litoiailv \nd
systematically, working to accomplish
t 5 en I in new in an economical, boat
iii 'ike manner
But to all of this must he aided stock
capable, under the treatment o-itlme*!.
of prod acini? souie:hins» rather ahova
the average. as it Is onlv br this plsa
that the largest results are ;m Su 'it
The farmer that gives his viae to t.Ote
care of and supplies his fee l to a < a.s
of stock that, when read, to market,
will not. with the treatment given, be
only of average quality. mu*t be will
ing at present prices to a- .-ept small
profits for his trouble.
The careful feeder understands that
the value of hia time and of hts feed la
the same, whether they are fed to gond,
thrifty stock, or scrnha, but even with
scrubs much better results are
if proper care is taken in doing thia
How to secure the neat Revolt* froaa
Meadows an<i raatorea.
During the latter part of the fall and
early winter is one of the '*st seasons
fur applying manure to £rasa lands.
There are perhapa two advaotage* ta
thii; one is that during the winter the
rain and meiting show will aid materi
ally to carry the soluble portions into
the soil in a condition to be used by the
growing plants, and the other is that
the coarser or insolubla portions that
remain on the surface will act aa a
mulch and help materially to prevent
injury by thawing and freezing It ,m
often the case that both the meadows
and pastures are cropped so cloae that
the 1 hints are injured very aertataaly
by the thawing and freezing
One of the best plana of mannriag is
by applying on the grass lands. Of
course where this is done a rep-alar sys
tem of rotation should be followed up
At the .same time with good manage
ment and proper manuring land may
be kept in grass for several years with
out a change
With both meadows and paataras. fcy
keeping'tbe soil rich a batter irrowth
can be secured. aoJ this implies tto
keeping of more stock and tha making
of more manure.
If manure ia applied early to irraaa. tk
will wor< down on tbe soil an that It
vrill not interfere with tto (frowth of
tbe gTass tbe next spring. Ilowam.
if applie 1 in large lumps some damage
may ba done to the plants by smother
ing them. By a little care In spread
insr, *> that it will be scattered evenly
oTcr the surface, th s may be aroMied.
Of coor* care mu<t be taken not to
haul out when the noil is soft M
erable damage will he done In thia
way. But there will be plenty of op
portunity for hauling oat manors dar
ing the winter onto the meadows m.d
pastures, n hen no injury will be don*
by manuring and the soil is in ;Too4
condition to derive the benefit from
the application. The finer the man era,
anil tlie more evenly it is »prea«t, the
better will be the results secured— Jl
J. Shepherd, in Farm. Field and Stock
GOOD THING TO HAVE.
An Eieellent Praia* for Taking rp
To take up barbed wire is a Boat dis
agreeable doty that has to be done
most farms where a temporary fen -e
has been thrown around a crop for a
yean or twa Those who have done it
by winding it back on the spool by
hand, hare torn and lacerated the la*-
rou warns* Banco win*,
ter, which hare been very sore for
days, so that they detest the nam* of
barbed wire. Bat it Is esey to btilil
the simple frame work shown ia cat.
and screw it through the sills. A. A, to
the bottom of a milk cart which moet
farmer* have, and put the spool on the
crank. C, which lifts oat of the slot. K.
then one man poshes the cart and an
other turns the crank, and the talcing
np of any amount of wire ia a pleasure
and not a painful doty The upright
pieces, B, It, are framed to lean ahead
so that when the cart handles are
raised for pushing the frame stands
perpendicularly, and when at rest the
weighted spools rest ahead of the cen
ter so as not to upaet the cart—M U-
C. Uardner, in Rural New Yorker
Mr*. Bpmv)n-Sef, dear, what a
lovely new frame for a bat and it coat
me only 49 era la!
Mr. Itronson —tiood enough.
Mrs., BnMN —And MM YON *11 be
glad to let me have tZS to trim it w'.tk
won't you?— Chicago New* Record.
Ut<l lb* OlsaMtwl Tklaf.
"Why did Dawson !e*te Hawser.
Ropes i Co. .-
"He did not like the way they dUi
"What did they do that he dldat
"1 Jounced Uim."-—J'uck.
%!»•• UM <
Maid - The atfent says thia trunk ta
Misa W imlie of i'hiea^a) —I tolii y>u
not to put both shoes in one -rank. -
rh« Hnl ml »mim
"tUlitors never send my verses bark,"
said Uimer. proudly
"You arfflcrMd to inclose rtixam, I
•oppose," replied Miss Cawker. Life.
Ilsr.l Is I nJjr«HoJ.
"Wh»t t don t understand ibout a
unary birr!."* said Wallie, "la how he
whistles so well withoat packer n' !<**
bill " -Harper's V-.unrf People
A ll*ii(Ml*l rnlta|.
"*I lik>- to eat corn on the e»h,~ '
Mamie It make* me feel as th•»»,»?» 1
was playing on a Ante llsiwr •
v.».«« 1"... ... I
LARGEST CI THE WORUV
A SUr.Both SMieh UgU at
tt «w a P»vw m» Ik lll.lW - 1-T-
M« laa «-!■»■ Cmm mm «■■■ aa •
At the »vM'« aefeer
''fM the wraratiaSa In efcarga n»itf a
•est ft th» searrh light. w!*»rh m tm ffl
biniMf Jvtaxa park ana wg«t parts
of the ear* h ad> -0103- The vaas Mi—
trie fes finn Srd « Hw. high tower
f the •rarwwtatkai bmfaWwg ft ta a
w •nd.-r*u. tiuaf. this >i ial «ht *hsn
n?s <-m he «een sixty alia* «e»j aad
which -aa Uura— a aaa final MB to
ja»wer of eir. that k«
The 'i(M in the aagt st aa# Maafkt
«ee la the wnrti It ww wade *w
Sdm-krti i C&, 4 XtrrafeMf, flw
maar. and it has Seen to ifek
e> uctry by fiwf flrl W "**a Ti—Jtm ~
f-r. a mmfcaodcal an«J el—tinal «apn 1
He b«**cght the laarw "i#S*t *0 'has
entmtwy e vpreaaly ft* *he wnefcTs lair
and it will be >a e-*htS«Toa anri! af*er
lict V -St. when it he Awt
•nti! the opening at the Mr next HIT
The light ia what la ha»>w« aa a ftar
foot retWtior—that (a. the s f «1 aapn
fviar gtaea. thn>agk shut Ur -aye maw
The .Irraat power e* tto ■* I*.-
w »r«ilaa. t I'.hiit any It:am* »-toiCT ~r
With the big «!am. tto (mr*
k to IM.M9.M* candle power
The carN >os aa*d is tk* radtaamr an
tw,*}ee '.tj'-ha* <a(w!'«irt»ii.)nrtff
•r*si«.!e tto :>np am); wrth swn «p.
rsyht pieces "f steal. TW lamp if—lf to
oftntn! «*n t*>rtaf.'«T4(t*rßMtMßf
after the maasw of a Yaaim gwe. 1%
can be turned la any liiwtir»a awl -*aa
be tilted so that tto my* will —nil
TWi >n»mt ll#h« too uttv tow
(a Chicago a ft»w lay*. II w*a mA)
**pre«aly few •xHibttioa at ttr Mr ty
the German Sna. Tto teat waaa grand
a*..-ce«a. I'wtar the —arching my*
«»ery portioa of the (Mr f*Mu»4a iihU
h» aadtotiartlr «>'aa ia tht
of Uw »aa. Tto Columbtoa «i—*n am
cirr anf tto groaada rauld iaas»y Ha Ito
•**-: u*d mi Uwr paeert the*r havfea.
Whan the fall posrar of tto light waa
tnrned a tto Htj of Chicago -o«ald to
riesaad .liatinctl j. thnagb tba night wan
aaythi. n* bat eb <mr. fhmi. Ttoib»a
4*f i (Vi .-uatma that as a parftwat.lT flw
night Mu-hi«an Otr ain— tba laba,
ww id ha parltotly rtoibto Be atoa
claim* tba« <m strb a night tba rm
front the lamp -oald ba sea* by parauaa
Publishers of tba Mf in n ipa;i>i < la
<"hlrag*i haee bean tftoroaafag fbr war
Uc - plana of ma nUMt ttor wilt malar
at tba fair It to a* gnod aa settled aaa
tV»t bH'.i a wwhif ami aa nrnaing
paper will ba iawnf hi mm Maairy toi"
r »*i ) (bv Tba paper* will to yttoM
on prma* % wt In tba felr aa mWb»
and it to pnaalbte tba* ttor aOl ba
printed >n paper made ««tba aapnnMton
immfa. Tbto »"*hih»t woafcl wabla
parentis who hare ant ritaes—d tba to
teresflng pimawof pr"dai in/ a great
daily nc-tspnper to aaa e»arf ftofm i at
tba work. ftwMM tba Maaftortan* ji
papar to tba iWllnij af ttoHary «f Ito
«mti at a day to eatorrtWm
Tba afcirsiiwf pap»r at tba
will to aa inti 11 atlag j araai m asaa
11 Jpi -ta. It to yenbabla thai tack ■**
tha hiir mnnlar MWa wtp aUltotr
or«- f*a«fk* to 11 Tbto pa#a wUI to mm
axiw-t <!ip!i<-ata at tba <im>i'i »ia—
nay •>f tha paei r that wattftato Ik.
Earh papar wilt ami to Jartaa part
noa of tbnar palp »>!.h kamra aa a
.natrta. asd fr«*m tbto tba awtoi plataa
wit! to eaat ami tba paprio rm "9 m
fail r~w«f m I»I mil am. i*m nttor pafaa
< t tbe papar <dßrlal aanunnn uiafcanil
JAPAN ESC ANT WCKWS.
r*it»ia(< W Ma Wiaai.
T'jfma and hia tail wrwtory.T—to.
wb» rrprsaat tba Japaaaaa jaatia
In ( iiWjjn. ittriulal a lustra# «f tba
(laa art.t ■ <>ranutt*e raraatly Ti»lia
BrTf - 'man airmail uaiaa* to toa aa
ani -na rnaaat to maka ftna tba tohade
of Japan. Ta«haa toM Htoaf law aarf
tha art cvwuttaa tha* tto aittof at
Janan woaU uato a ftaa ftoplar at
paiotinra mmi •miptura work at tha
Ira* to loob at tba littia Hallow a—raly
Tha Jap narar wiaaad. tot rapaatad tto
statnarat !♦ »orprtoad t hiaf faaa, tor
Jaranra artianta baaa aaaar Wwawa tmf
of *Hair paintiaoa at #raa« i ■
Tbatr dtoplaya hi tbto itoa ha»» alwaya
baaa ha tha form of faetaetk torn
tfcma. T«|ima «paak» ffayltofc wdL
•*Wa are to «boa oa%to<« patot
h(pi." ha aaid. "aod waat all tto ipa
wa -an »at Ami «tatuarr atoa. aad
maav llaa carriag*. all «a*y toaatSM,
will ba hmaffbt oaar A iill aw will
ba tha 4r*t to <a» them"
T-gtma the* told the that
Japanese artuta were now ready la ha
gin *■--orating iMr of tit* art
batlding. He said the royal arHata had
mm - their designs and were aow pre
pared to transfer them to the MMing
St»>oe wall* do aot always maim* a
prison for the roerfct Whil* K a gene
Turpia. the invewtar oi wttaita, hae
ba-n e. nfined for treason at, Rtampea.
ia Fram-e. he haa invented a ballooa
that can be truxied by the aeruaemt. Be
; has a'v devised a new fuse tor shells
iitevpeaeiva hydrogen gaa for laflalaag
j bal'.oas. Meantime T >biae T. Hudson.
a prisoner ia the Maryland peartem
! tiarv. has invented an improved mm he*
j %m it»-aa>ieM-ent «mp« ami -s ami ih»m<
a nnmber of uiuqne eJoeha,
j whn-h. the wardaa saya. seeps ha«r*
i time than the espaoate* Fremth clash
j la the priam.
Mis lipp nils
whoae c!o*h«»s m-ver fit 'hem. *» ma**"-
how thev try. ami others with wha» it
! is natural to drees weU.
TOlH»ilj T" that's s«x That ian lire
me think <t a fr.omi of aaine .1 Wtaa
I f think everytl rig •*#. bat -ska la "prt»
>.• r :»r >ier- <\>n»es rtntarat to Ua, tsar
I ft. to dresa we!' * rmth.
Me LmS IS* -I«m.
| going hi' uaus* aerate.** said a
little b«»y to th." ftww «a th»*
| "So yon'rs» not Wlvsn I • ailed with
the t>Ui vmr father sal he waa rfmag
j W> st.i) aii winter"*
Well, we mat. Mas throwtaff the
asl. ami .re p>..gs down eeilar. ami
l ca« eos la ■%. uesaevery tiase. rsaea
»**•« Have Msvs raws
Maad -llc vaa realty laipei—iy ia
love with me \ r Hen ha p«vtpaae4 he
| de< !rr-d th .t if I dtd aut marry Ua he
wooki fumaut saictde.
Marie— lluv perfcrtly Iweilfil' fci
| do yon Mip«s* yosr aarryiif him efll
realty save hira it*—J* T 9»raid
VIM t.»i*iH r at r i ■Si ii msal.
First I-B-'Ves — Y üßir Waa
p. utieui Aso'rati as. I sen t ha?
SHriwad Lawyer Why da vaa thftsh
IVn Lawyer—l aoties ha «tU* aO
the iMsrheepera by their first esare.—
4 >. T. Weakly.