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READ and REFLECT.
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY—With the dawn of prosperity just le
fore us and the improvement in business notwithstanding. We sometime
ago decided to close out cur entire stock of Men's Bojs' and L tnldrenfe
Clothing, which we will continue to do at prices that wiii be to the advan
tage of all desiring to pur base clothing. No matter bow little or ow
much money you have to invest, we know it will be hard on the Clothing
business, but as we are determined to close out we cannot help it Uur
stock is the largest in the county. Men's fine black worsted pants all wool
only 12.00. W* have more panta than any two stores in town. uur
children's suits are marvels of beauty; all the late novelties, sue i as t
Regent, Euclid Neptnne Colnmbia.Reefers, Jerseys, Kilts *c. from 50cts
up— Boys' Double and Single Breast Round and Square corner Plain or
Plaited—All will be sold without reserve
U"e will still continue to carry a full and complete line of Uats caps,
Hhirts, Ties. Collars, Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Underwear, Hosiery, Overalls,
Jackets, Sweaters, Umbrellss. Trunks, Valines, Telescopes Hammocks
Brushes. Combs, patches, Chains, Charms, Rings, Coller and Cuff ISut
tons &c We still carry the "Semper k dem" Shirt, tbe best uulaundried
shirt in the world oniy $1 00. Onr 75 cent shirt is equal to any *I.OO
shirt on ibe market " Our line of Cheviott. Percalle and Madras shirts, full
and complete. , , |
We have fouLd that one man's m< : vy is better than two men s crecii ,
aid have adopted tfce cash plan atd fit.d that it works wonder. _ e .
member that we are the old reliable, the pioneer ot good goods at low prices;
that we have been bere a quarter of a century ..gainst all comers and goers,
have stayed with vou and done you good It will pay you to come or
miles as we can save you Money, no matter how low you are offered good,
JY* have no baits to pull \be wool over your eyes. A fair, square deal i
whi-t «e promise >nd are here to fulfil thai promise.
12IN. Main St., Butler, Pa.
128 5. nain St.
Branch Store 12 5 N - nain st,
Our large pring stock is arriving daily, and among this stock
will be found all the latest styles in Ladies and Gents high grade foot
wear, at low prices.
Our Stock of Men's hoes is laigt—Patent Leath
ers'—Russetts, — Kangaroo's, —-Cordovans and
fine Calf shoes in all the latest styles—Large stock
of Men's Low Cut shoes.
Our stock of Ladies and Misses shoes is full,
comprising of the latest styles—Razor Toe, Pic
cadilly—and narrow quare Toes, are the latest,
and we have them in Black and Russett, In,
Lace and Button; Also large assortment of La
dies and Misses Oxfords—Opera Toe and Instrap
Uppers. Ladies' Cloth Overgaiters — at reduced
prices. Gilt-Ed ged hoe Dressing.
Patent+LEATHER+ flfl TO IT i 4
♦TAN* R ULM.
The balance of our Winter stock to be closed out regardless of
cost or value— Rubber Goods—Men's Rubber Boots—Boston Can
dee or Woonsocket boots, at $2,00 per pair—Men's Oil Grain Box
Toe shoes Double sole and tap, at $1,25 per pair—Men's every day
shoes at 90c —Women's oil grain shoes in Lace or Button, at 90c —
Misses shoes at 75c —Children's Dongola shoes, sizes 4 to S at 40c —
Ladies Cloth and Brussel slippers, at 25c per pair.
Full stock of Leather and Finding—Shooemak
ers' supplies of all kinds.—Best Cordovan Razor
straps, at 25c —Boots and shoes made toorder —
Repairing neatly Done—Orders by mail will receive
prompt and careful attention All goodssent by
mail, we pay postage.
When in need of anything in my line, Give me
S. Main Street,
BUT E R, PA.
A lew words in parting.
Go to If US ELTON'S for my
Shoes; don't you gp any other
place; I have tried them and his
are the best, recollect v> hat I say.
Full line Misses and Children's Tan Shoes, Fit for a King at
prices in harmony with the times. You don't need a fat pocket
book to deal here.
Tan Shoes will be especially popular this Spring. New Shades
Our Stock in Men's Hoys and Youths, excel anything ever
shown in Butler. They are stylish and fine enough to suit, the most
fastidious tastes. Prices on these 75c—90c —$1,00 —$1,25 —$1,50
—s2,oo —s2,so —and—s3.oo. —Don't fail to pay us a visit, we have
rices way down and Quality way up.
B. C, Huselton, -#
102 N. Main Street,
THE QUESTION » often asked, What Paint shall we use?
THE ANSWER If you are looking (or covering
capacity, wearing qualities, general appearance, and
your money's worth, you must buy
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Our prices are for ' 'best goods" first, last and all
the time. We are in the business to stay and
•RUSHES, S. W. P. stays with us.
COLONS IN OIL,"
HOUSE A COACH
J. C. iJfeDICK, 109 N. Main St.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Kasy, stylish and comfortable
Footwear for Spring and Summer.
Oar Ladies and Men's Tan and
+Black Shoes, +
Are such and extremely dressy.
We are ready with an immense
line in all colors, Russia Calf, Vici
Kid and Kazor London; New
Opera and French Toes.
1,00 1,50 2,00 2,50 3,00
More and better styles than any
other showing in Butler.
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keep on my stomach. After taking the
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seemed to do me aome good, I tried a
second and continued to feel better. I
got up feeling
Bright and Refreshed
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151 Madison Ave., Allegheny, Pa.
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ing through a season ot de
pression, such as the country
has experienced, is an evi
dence that people realize they
save money by trading with
us. We know, and always
have known, the days of large
profits are past. Without
question we are giving more
for the money than last year.
Our stock is larger to select
from than last year.
CALL AND SEE US.
Colbert & Dale.
All grades from Brown Blanks
up to the finest embossed Bronzes
The better the paper the better
Buy your good papers now and
get them at wholesale prices.
Window Shades in all the
latest colors at
Near P. O.
In the Millinery Department for this season
nre I .ace lira 1(1 llats at. .'!■? cents, regular .',oc
quality and Black Leghorn Hats at a:>c that
can't tie matched In quality at, same price In
We have a splendid assortment of
Millinery always In stock, both in Trimmed
an<l Untrlmmed goods. Orders promptly tilled.
M. F. & M. MARKS,
113 to 117 S Main 81.
In Wall Street successfully carried on with
the aid of our Dully Market Letter and parnj.h
lets on speculation. MAII.K'" I"I:EE
Discretionary Accounts a Specialty. '.All In
formation free. Hank references, WKINVA.N
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BTTTLER, JPA.,THURSDAY. MAY 9, 1895.
4 (oPYRIOHT. 1693 BY ci.B.UPPIHCOTT COMPANY* /
vj-Jr XLY spirits ad-
JuiGpSV 1 venturous to
\ ,1 audacity made
I settlements on
Vpi 1 j the western
bank of the
>* Oconee river
prior to the dis
(if possess ion of
r?ffisv-- the lndians -
I ,m"'-■''ty.- Among these
J was Pearce Am
£ erson, who in
v ■" one way and another
acquired landed ami
other property, and
by the time when the town of Mil
ledgeville was laid off and made the
capital of the state was what in that
period people called a rich man. When
he became old he was induced by his
elder son, Wiley, who had done re
markably well in business and married
quite beyond expectations, to leav<
the big plantation on the river bottom
to the management of an overseer an''
build or occupy a house not very
far from his own on Clarke street.
His wife, accustomed to be dragged
whithersoever and made to do what
ever he would, offered no useless re
sistance, and, what time she lasted,
managed as well as could have been
expected. It troubled her a good deal
to see how proud the father became of
Wiley and his xvife compared with his
shame for Cullen the younger and his
wife. Not that she did not grow to
love, and that very much, Wiley's wife,
Julia, of the excellent and rather
aristocratic family, the Marstons, of
Putnam, whose deportment towards
and whose words about his people
were much less apologetic than her
husband's. Hut something, nobody
knew exactly what, caused the elder
woman's health to decline after they
moved into town. Some said it was
just natural old age, which nobody
in this world has jet been found able,
in the long run, to cope with. Some
said it was the breaking up too late in
life of long-settled habits and vainly
attempting to get into new. Vet
others ventured the opinion that it
was because from Cullen, who during
childhood had seemed to be rather the
favorite with his father, the latter had
become estranged, owing to his mar
riage with Hannah Enlow. Anyhow,
when they had been in town about a
year she fell into her iast sickness.
They said that towards the last she
talked to her husband with unwonted
freedom about some things that were
on her mind and got from him some
promises which helped her to meet
death without very much complaint.
They put her in the very nicest town
cc Hn, and both husband and son
W iey were proud even to boasting of
the spot in the cemetery chosen for
From a child Wiley had been a
thoughtful person. At ten years of
age, when Cullen was born, he reflect-
HHB TALKED TO IJRTt HUSBAND.
Ed upon the uselessness, not to say in
decency, certainly the injustice to him
self, of another son coming to parents
who had intermarried so late in life
that they ought to have been satisfied
with himself alone. He behaved to
wards his brother as if the latter were a
troublesome supernumerary who had
come into the world only to get in his
way and divide with him what thither
to had been all his own. Cullen, dur
ing his nonage, made many trials to
win at least the forbearance of the
brother whom unintentionally he had
thus offended. As for Hannah Enlow,
her uncommon beauty when a girl of
fourteen had been a temptation even
to Wiley; but her family being of
small property and no pretensions lie
was led by his ambition to a higher
plane. Three years afterwards Cullen.
without consulting with anybody as t«
the consequences, married her. she be
ing seventeen and he just turned of
twenty. Not that ho had not a rival
in Arthur Dabney, a steady young fel
low who, notwithstanding her poverty,
would have married her any day that
she said the word. But Hannah de
cided upon Cullen. People said she
was bound to have an Amerson of
some sort. Dabney, knowing that he
had been outrun fairly, made no out
ward complaining, and in time went to
town, with intent, if possible, to be
come a lawyer. People said again how
rash some young men can be when
they cannot pet the girl they want, as
if there wasn't another in the whole
world. Hut you must know that Han
nah, poor as were her parents, was a
beauty, like whom was not one in all
that Oconee region. Her slight figure,
her long yellow curly hair, her smooth
neck and fair dimpled eheeks, her lov
ing eyes and mouth—no, I am UK> far
gone to describe fitly such things. Peo
ple who read this story, if they care,
must try to imagine what sort of a girl
Hannah Enlow was.
Some years back, Pearce Amerson, if
only it had property to back it, would
not have complained at such a match
for either of his sons. He knew that
the En lows were every inch as good as
his people. Then he had been heard to
say that Hannah was as nice a girl as
could bo started on all sides both of
the Oconee river and of Commissioner's
creek. His wife even to her dying day
said that Cullen had married well, and.
except for Wiley, everything might
have gone on satisfactorily. Ho let
the affair go on without a single word
from his mouth until the marriage
took place. Then he said to his father
that if he did not wish to witness any
unpleasant family scenes he would
keep Cullen, with what he called "that
piece'' he hud taken up with, outside
the pale of Milledgeville society; for
as for himself he could not, and his
wife should not, give countenance to
any such connection.
"Why, Wiley," appealed his father,
"you didn't 'pear like to be opposed to
Cullen a-marry in' of Hannah. I allays
thought mighty well of her, except
that the family Is poor."
. "Kvea tlm.t, father, fcught to lmyj/
been taken into some consideration by
Cullen, who, it seems to me, might do
his part, as I've been doing, to lift up
our family, instead of putting it down
lower. But that isn't all, and not nigh
all. Hannah Enlow is not the sort of
girl for him to marry, in no way. I
know Hannah Enlow, and he ought to
too. I never said anything against it.
because I saw it would do no good.
Cullen never would take my advice.
What I've got to say about it is to you.
and you only. The only thing to do is
for the family to make the best of it
they can; but as for intercourse with
me ami my wife, there's got to be
mighty little of it."
The old man, rude as he was, had a
good deal of simple honesty and af
fectionateness, t ! w~*d in his ex
treme age had iriaieu to dwindle un
der the influence of his elder son. Dur
ing the seven years that Wiley had
been living in town, to the small capi
tal advanced by his father had accrued
several thousands. Such rapid success
led the old man to regard him with
the greatest respect and pride, and,
acting upon his counsel, he settled
Cullen upon a small portion of a large
tract which he owned ten miles from
Milledgeville, on the road leading to
Cullen and his wife had too much
love for each other to be made very
unhappy by such discrimination. He,
tall, ruddy, robust, open-faced, was
much handsomer than his brother,
who, though of good size and figure,
was of palish complexion and habitual
ly wore a cheerless, suspecting face.
The winsome girlishness of Hannah
continued after her marriage. She
had taken Cullen mainly because he
had won her affections. Yet she was
very sensible of the advantage of con
nection with a moneyed family, and
her heart, though not too eagerly, had
been set upon living in town. It cut
her painfully when she was made
aware of Wiley's hostility and the in
fluence exerted by it upon his father,
and, without confiding it entirely to
Cullen, she resolved to conciliate them,
if such a thing could be done. Not
artful by nature, she had will and per
severance, and a moderate degree of
reticence. Cullen's feeling was to act
defiantly; but she persuaded him to
accept without complaint the proffered
farm. The mansion, a rather pretty
story-and-a-half, newly painted, even
to the chimneys, in white, was situ
ated on an eminence in a grove of red
oaks. The land, though containing
the most rolling portions of the big
tract from which it had been set off.
was productive, and, with the work of
half a dozen i.ot very likely negroes
thrown in with it, Cullen, now indus
trious and reasonably thrifty, made
good crops, while Hannah, brought up
in economical habits, contributed her
full share to their decent, comfortable
Wiley, in this as in others of his
plans, rnoi-pd with the discretion that
he had been studying all his life. He
countenced visiting on a scale not too
limited to cause very much talk among
the neighbors. He seldom came out
to the plantation beyond, which had
been turned over to him by his father,
without calling on the return and hav
ing a brief chat with Cullen and Han
nah, or with Hannah alone, when Cul
len might be in one of his Melds; and
the visitor would not hear to the pro
posal to blow the horn for him. On
such occasions Hannah more than
made up for Cullen's coolness by her
own cordiality. Whenever the father
came there, she set a nice dinner, had
his chair put exactly where and how
he wanted it, and, when the meal was
over, got out again her sewing, plied
it with dexterity, and talked about
domestic business with a heartinest
that led him gradually to think that
after all, Cullen, in spite of Wiley's
talk, had done better, a good deal bet
ter, than he had been fearing. One
afternoon on Cullen's return from
work earlier than usual, Hannah had
just put off some of her nicest things
with which she had adorned herself,
and was resuming her usual working
"Hi, Hannah!" he asked, surprised,
"what have you been so fixed up for?
Trying to see how the new ribbons be
come you? As if everything didn't
look becoming when put on you!"
"Brother has just gone, Cullen," she
answered. "I saw him as he turned in
from the road, and I thought I'd show
him that I appreciated his visit. I was
about to have the horn blown for you,
but he said not, as he had just called
by for a few minutes to see if all was
"I wouldn't have done that, curtain,"
i he said, with no petulance, but in the
| straightforward manner which he al-
I ways practiced.
"Cullen," she replied, a trifle flushed,
"I know what I'm doing. I won't say,
| although I have rather let you think
I otherwise, that I have not been deeply
| pained by your father's and your
brother's treatment of you since our
marriage, and 1 want to show them
| that I wish, as your wife, to pay all
' the respect I owe them. My object Is
to reconcile them to me, If it can be
done. I wish you wouldn't hinder me,
or look as if you found fault with me.
In spite of your keeping so much re
j serve, 1 think I have noticed that they
are beginning to think a little some
| thing of me."
Tears were in her eyes. He drew her
! to his breast.
"Why, my darling, I don't mean to
I find fault with you. As for father,
j mother says she hopes and believes he
1 is gradually getting to love you right
; much. It's all the work of brother.
I Ho always has selfish purposes in
! everything he does, and nothing either
f I or you could do will make him alter
"I know something of Brother Wiley.
! Mis object is to hurt you through me.
Hut 1 don't see the use of fighting
"I'm not fighting him, my dear. I
simply don't feci like being specially
considerate to wan Is those from whom,
against our natural rights, I and my
wife get so scant consideration. You
say you know something of Wiley. My
poor child, your knowledge of him is
small beside mine. I've been know
ing him well ever since I was old
enough to know anything about peo
ple's feelings and motions. His iiand
was against me on the day I was born,
and it ha.-, been ever since. In my in
fancy he was a tyrant over me; once,
when I was about ten years old, and
lie outraged me so that I nearly killed
him with a stick, ami would have done
so with my knife if he hadn't stopped,
he told me ho wished 1 was dead. No,
he doesn't particularly wish to hurt
; you. It is I whom he is after, and It
j would have been the same whoever I
might have married. ill admit that
latterly he has appeared somewhat
cordial, comparatively. Sister Julia
ror she's just one of the best women in
this whole world."
"Well," she said, languidly, "it's
hard to feel one's self a —" aha
stopped, smiled, kissed him, and said:
"Let's talk of something else."
At once they ran into their habitual
cheerful chatting, in which were
some low-spoken words about a hope
and a prophecy very dear to them
In time Cullen had to admit that
Hannah's policy seemed to have been
wise and prudent. When her baby
was born, the messenger who bore the
news took with him the word that it
was a boy and named Pearce Amerson.
The grandmother's hope to be spared
to see the sight was fulfilled, and when
she had seen she blessed it and shortly
afterwards set out alone on her last
journey. Just before goingshe said to
"My dear, your father has promised
me to do right by you. I've no doubt
he'll keep his word."
Indeed, thenceforth the change,
which hitherto had been slow and
gradual, quickened apace. The old
man grew more and more fond of Cul
len and Hannah, often had the latter
and her child at his home for several
days at a time, and sometimes stayed
as long at Cullen's. As for the baby,
it was plain to see that for the loss of
his late companion he felt compen
sated over and over by the coming of
Pearce Amerson, Junior. Even Wiley,
although he made no demonstration,
such being, never in his line, yet ap
peared to be content with the change.
He did go so far as to offer some sort
of congratulation to the parents at the
birth. Cullen took it for what he
thought it was worth, Hannah for a
great deal more, and was very, very
"Cullen, dear," she gently remon
strated, "you didn't take Brother
Wiley's congratulations very well,
-eemed to me."
"I took them as cordially as they
"Poor Sister Julia! I wish she could
nave such happiness."
"She don't want it, nor does he."
"Cullen, aren't you ashamed of your
self for talking so?"
"Yes, rather," he answered, with a
smile, "but it's because I know my
"LET'S TALK OF SOMKTHLNG KLSIC."
words are true. Sister Julia want# no
child; Indeed, I suspect she's thankful
for having none of a husband who has
treated her as brother has."
"Cullen, love, sometimes I think you
don't do full justice to Brother Wiley,
because he hasn't the affectionate na
ture that you have. A man must
make allowance for such (Mfferences.
I think myself that he is colder to her
than—than I could be satisfied to put
up with; but that is his nature."
"Yes, darling, that's his nature."
Then he laughed loudly.
"Well, they've both been respectful
and kind to me, and I can't but wish
they had a baby or something that
would bring them closer together.
Brother may not know it, but he's got
for a wife one that's a saint, if I know
what that means. It has always
seemed to me a pity that they have
never come to understand each other
"You little innocent, the difficulty is
they understand too well."
"Cullen! Cullen!" she said, in half
playful remonstrance. Then they
turned from the theme to that which
for both was one of unmixed felicity.
The person just now referred to was
worthy of their praise. The Marstons
had been reduced considerably In the
establishment theyonce kept, partly by
injudicious management, mainly by
debts which the head of the family as
surety for some of his neighbors had
been forced to meet. In this condition
Julia, the plainest and not the young
est of the Marston girls, was induced
to take Wiley Amerson, who was well
enough looking, tolerably mannered,
known to have made considerable
money in trade, and to have excellent
expectations from the death of his fa
ther, now well stricken in years. The
inari-tagu had not been happy. The
health of the wife, poor to begin with,
was not helped by the life led with a
man far more selfish and coarse than
she had believed. She was thankful
that she bore no children, much as
she needed the comfort they often im
part. Her husband got frcm the con
nection what he had counted on, bet
ter social position. With his own ac
cumulations and the few thousands
come witli her he built the nice two
story mansion on Clarke street, and
deported himself as well as he could
learn how in the circle to which she
had lifted him. He showed much
pride in the adornments which she
made about the house, and the trees
and flowers planted by her in the
front yard. Finding in time that she
had been married t<> a man whom she
could not respect and therefore could
not love, the strength of her charac
ter enabled her to endure his society,
and to seem to ignore some low
irregularities which he took not very
much pains to hide from her. Dis
gusted with his vulgar snobbishness
and that which lie had injected into
his father, she became fond of Cullen
for his openness and hearty simplicity,
and wished to live on entirely affec
tionate terms with him and Hannah,
but, yielding to her husband's in
junctions, she observed the restraints
which she saw were unavoidable, yet
strove not to hide her wish that rela
tions were different. She had been in
the habit of making brief calls when
on the way to or from the plantation
beyond, and Hannah, as often as Cul
len consented, had visited her in town.
Only in one matter did she act con
trary to his avowed wishes; that was
the old gentleman's hostility to Han
nah and his consequent threats to cut
Cullen off from an equal share in his
estate. More than once, joining with
her mother-in-law, but employing
greater plainness of speech, had she re
monstrated with him, and there was no
doubt that her behavior was the main
influence which began the change in
his attitude. When all prejudice
seemed to be removed at the birth of
Hannah's child, she was free to express
her heartfelt gratification. Hence
forth things went on as smoothly as
could be desired. It was not possible
for Wiley and Cullen to make a show
of affection which neither felt, and
which each knew was not felt by the
other. Yet they behaved with decent
civility whenever they met, and the in
wives came to trust that, their family
relations would become as they ought
to be. The father, as happens often
with old men after the death of their
wives, lapsed sensibly from Ui£ yiguT
which hitherto he had maintained.
During this while he seemed to have
grcirs more and more fond of Cullen
and Hannah. At the beginning 1 of his
last rapid decline, three years after,
"OH, CCIXEX, SISTF.B JTLIA LOOKED
Julia, her husband making no oppo
sition, suggested that Hannah should
stay with them in the house, as her own
strength was not sufiicient for con
stant attendance upon his increasing
needs. This was done. He was care
fully watched by both sons and their
wives; but it was easy to see that of
all their ministrations those of Cullen
were most acceptable to him. With
Cullen he sometimes held brief consul
tations which ended abruptly when
Wiley came in. Yet he professed to
have equal affection toward all of
them, held to his faculties until near
the last, and died calmly, as if he
knew full well that vain would be any
attempt to withstand an enemy who
Waiting upon him so long, added to
her other troubles, seemed to have
well-nigh prostrated Wiley's wife.
When they went home after the burial
"Oh, Cullen! Sister Julia looked
dreadfully in the graveyard to day.
She's been declining fast since futher's
sickness began, and 1 never saw her so
bad as she was to-day."
"Yes, she's going- very fast. Did you
notice that brother didn't goanigh her,
and that she tmd to lean on the arm of
Mrs. Plume? I declare I was ashamed
"It didn't look well."
"Look well? It looked just what it
was, heartless. Well, poor father has
gone now, and as soon as I and brother
can have a settlement, I am going my
way, and I shall let him understand
that I want him to go his. False as he
has l>een to me. and shameless in his
treatment of you. the shabbiest of his
whole behavior is what he has put up
on Sister Julia, for whom I have more
pity than for any person I ever knew.
I actually believe he'll be glad when
she dies, as she's goinsr to do, and that
before very long."
"I tell you it's so, Hannah. 1 can't
get you to understand Wiley. He
never cared for anybody except him
self since he was born, and he's always
been regarding me as a thing in his
way. He tried his best to get, father
to give him more than his share of the
property. Mother told me that, and
she told me that Sister Julia's remon
strances more than anything else pre
vented its being done. Father, towards
the last, said he had been intending to
make a will, and would have done so
except that brother said there was no
use, as we could divide the property
between us without the expense of ad
ministration. You mark what I say;
he had a motive for that interfering,
and in some way he'll try to get the
advantage of me."
"I hope not. Oh, I hopa not!"
"As soon as it is decent to do so, I am
going into town to consult with Arthur
Dabney in the case."
"Arthur, they tell me, is getting to
be a good lawyer and doing very well."
"That he is, and, besides, is as (ino a
fellow as lives."
It pleased her to hear him speak so
favorably of one who had been his
The burial was on Thursday. On
the afternoon of the second Monday
thereafter, being the first Monday in
that month, Cullen was called out to
his gate by one of his neighbors on
his return from town, who, after some
conversation, rode away.
"What did Mr. Haddock want, Cul
len, dear?" asked Hannah. "You look
serious, as if he had brought bad
"They're not as good as I would have
preferred to get, Hannah; he says
brother propounded to-day, in the
court of ordinary, father's will."
"Is that so? Why, I heard father
tell you he wasn't going to leave any
"So you did."
"What do you make of it?",
"Nothing, except that I believe a
fraud was put upon him; for father
was a man of truth. I knew from
mother that he made a will shortly
after our marriage, but she told me
just before she died that he had de
stroyed it. Perhaps he destroyed an
other paper, believing it was that."
"Did Mr. Haddock tell you what was
"Yes; he heard Mr. Flint talking
about it on the street. He was one of
the witnesses, and the only one that
was sw<orn. The others were Owen
Carruthers and William Lilly. Mr.
Lilly is dead, and Owen is sick. Mr.
Flint said that this place and the ne
groes and stock on it are left to me,
besides two thousand dollars in money
to buy more land with; the rest goes
"And what do you suppose that would
"I couldn't say, but considerably
over a hundred thousand dollars."
"And what that left to you?"
"Aboutseven or eight thousand."
"Wasn't something left to Pearce?"
"Of course not. Pearce wasn't born
when the will was made."
"Almost nothing to you, and nothing
to the child that was named after him,
and that he seemed so fond of!"
The sight of her disappointment, of
her grief and shame, made him sick at
heart. Ho went away from her for
awhile. When he came back, she seld:
"I wonder Mr. Flint would have wit
nessed such a will, Cullen; he always
was at least I always thought he wai
a good friend of our family."
"Of course ha was, and is. Such as
that doesn't hinder a person from
merely signing his name as witness to
a business paper. Generally, at least
often, witnesses to wills know nothing
of what's in them. In this case Mr.
Flint didn't. Haddock says he heard
the old man say that he berated broth
er in the ordinary's office about it, tell
ing him it was a shame, and that if he
had suspected what was in it lie never
would have signed And brother an
swered, so he said, that he intended,
if 1 didn't make too much fuss about
It, to allow me something more; he
didn't say what."
"And what are you going to do about
"I can't say yet; but I will take noth
ing from brother as a gift."
"Wouldn't you make a compromise
with him of any sort?"
"No. And now, Hannah. I beg you
not to interfere. You see that I under
stood Wiley better than you did."
She forbore to reply, but he could
set- that his words did not satisfy her.
Little was satil about it during the rest
of the week. On Saturday morning
Cullen went into town, repairing to
Dabney's office at a corner of Hancock
street and the courthouse square.
"Oood morning, Cullen, said the
lawyer. "I've been expecting you."
"Howd'j-e. Arthur? Yes, I thought
I'd consult you about this will of fa
"Nothing could have beeD more sur
prising to me. I'd heard at one time
your father was not wfll satisfied with
you for some cause or other, but I
thought he had become entirely recon
ciled. Indeed, he seemed to me, dur
ing his last three or four years, to be
particularly fond of you —more so, I
suspected, than of Wiley."
"Yes; brother put him against Han
nah, making him feel for awhile that
I had lowered the family by marrying
her, but he got over that, at least BO
it appeared, in less than a year. He did
make his will, so mother told me, but
she said on her deathbed that he had
destroyed it. Not long before he died
he said to me distinctly that he wonld
not leave a will and that brother had
counseled him so, suggesting that he
and I could divide the estate without
resort to the court. Rather suspicious
looking thing, isn't it?"
"It is, indeed. Was your father en
tirely in his right mind?"
"Entirely; and there isn't a doubt
but what he believed the truth of what
he %aid. He was devoted to our baby,
and seemed as fond of Uannah as he
was of Sister Julia. Is it possible to
do anything, do you think?"
"Not that I can see, unless it can be
shown that your father at the time of
executing the will was not of dispos
ing memory, or that the influence of
Wiley upon him was such as he was
not strong enough to resist."
"Neither of these could be estab
lished, I suppose—the first certainly
not. I don't doubt that • brother had
possession of the paper, and either
kept father from destroyihg it or made
him believe that it had been done."
"It dates baek to July, 1830, I no
ticed. That was not long after your
marriage, if I don't forget."
"Yes; about a month."
"Your father had acquired some real
estate since then, hadn't he?"
"Yes; he bought another plantation
on the river and the place beyond me."
"That's lucky, as far as it goes.
You'll be entitled to your portion of
them, as they could not pass by
the will. For the rest, Cullen, I
am sorry to say, as it seems now, you
"THAT IB WHAT I WON'T HAVE."
haven't much of a case. As for your
father saying he had no will, that
would not amount to a revocation even
if it could be made clear that he so be
lieved. But I tell you now that I'll get
out of Wiley some of that property or
I'll mar his enjoyment of it. I've no
doubt that when he's made aware of
the general indignation that already
has begun to manifest itself he can be
driven to some sort of compromise."
"That is what I won't have, Arthur.
If I am rightfully entitled to any part
of the estate it's the half of it. 1
wouldn't want that if I believed
father's last wishes were that I should
be excluded from It. I know they were
not. Therefore my brother Wiley may
save himself the trouble of proposing 1 a
compromise on any other basis. For
the sake of my family and luy father's
memory, I will flffht this paper if you
should ever think it worth while, but
I'll fight it openly."
"Cullen, a man like you is of the sort
most liable to be maltreated. If you
had withstood Wiley at the start and
asserted before your father the influ
ence which, equally with Wiley, be
longed to you, this gross injustice
might not have been begun. And now
you talk about not lighting this except
on an open field, knowing that it is a
flght of altogether another sort that
has put you down. I would not coun
sel to any movement that would be un
fair, but I regard it as important, neo
essary. indeed, that Wiley should be
driven to apprehension by—well, if
nothing else, by hints which I mean to
threw out before Mr. Watson, his law
yer, that he Is strongly suspected of
unfair practices himself, and that I
have, as I do have, a strong hope to
find the clew that will lead to their
"All right, Arthur. I know you'll do
the rig-lit thing. Mr. Watson Is an old
lawyer and, they say, a first-rate one;
but I am entirely willing to trust the
case with you."
"Thanky, Cullen. If things should
occur appearing to need specially able
management, I'll let you know, and
then advise you to retain Seaborn Tor
"We'll wait awhile on that. Don't
make any decisive movement of any
sort yet. I'll tell you why. Wiley
don't know it, but he has a wife who Is
the very best woman I know, and she
is dying by inches. I don't believe
sho'll live three months longer. 1
think a sight of her, so does Hannah,
and I won't have her feelings torn up
on account of domestic) strife. If Mr.
Watson Intimates any sort of compro
mise, refer hlin to me. T wouldn't be
disinclined to have one little homely
chat with Wiley, now that our parents
are dead, and I can let him know,with
out hurting their feelings, some things
I think. I shall not go near lihn, al
though 1 shall not go out of my way to
avoid him. I rather look for him to offer
to hand me over the money legacy with
out waiting the year the law allows
him. Well, I've got a little other busi
ness down-town. I'll go to that, and
then movo on back. Good-day."
From the window Dabney regarded
him. as he went on down ♦>!»
"Yes," he soliloquized; " Hannah
could not but prefer such a man to me;
but I doubt if he loved her as welL
For tho sake of both, I mean to do my
best to ferret out and bring to light
[TO M COXTim-BD.)
Th« Oalj Way.
Professor (lecturing on the gorilla)—
Gentlemen, you must give me your un
dirided attention. It Is Imoosslble for
you to form a true Idea of wis hideous
animal unless you keep your eyes tLxed
on roe. —Boston Commercial IJulletin.
Grocer —1 rather think the new boy Is
going to get along.
Partner—lie doesn't know our cus
Grocer —He knows enough to addmss
all the married women as "Miaa."—
Mrs. Wabash—l understand dark hair
Is again considered the proper thing.
Mrs. Weeds—That's just my luck.
Mrs. Wabash —What?
Mrs. Weeds—l've Just married m/
kmrtb blyadf ■—Worlii i
LOCKED OUT OF Jf
A frUontr'i Queer Ch>r(e Ag fill
There was a certain old ms ho
kept the county jail in a coua "il
lage, says Kate Field's Washing »jn,
and he fed and housed the convicts so
well that they became greatly attached
to him. lie could actually allow them
to go about at wilL He used to hire
them out to the farmers in the neigh
borhood during the harvest season, and
in that way turn an honest penny for
the taxpayers. Early one morning one
of the prisoners appeared at the office
of a lawyer in the place.
"Young man," said he, "art you the
"I am," was the answer.
"I want you to get me out cf jail on 9
writ of habeas corpus, and I want it
"Well, hold on, my friend," said the
lawyer. "We must have a reason to
show the court, before we can ask for A
"I've reason enough," exclaimed the
man. "The cruelty of the keeper
makes life there unbearable."
"Oh, pshaw! don't tell me such non
nense. There never was a kinder keep
er in charge of a jail."
"Judge for yourself," the pris .or in
sisted. "Yesterday I was woi -mt
at Mr. Walkinsliaw's, ar.'i we k... . >if,'
lot of hay to get in, for tb? sl<y was full
of rainclouds. So when the jail horn
blew for bedtime, I stayed and helped
get the hay under cover.
"It was after dark when I got back,
and would you believe it? that hard
hearted keeper had locked me out! I
had to sleep in the street, and caught
rheumatism in my bones. It settled
things in my mind. 'l'll not stay an
other night under the roof of a man
who'll treat me like that,' says I to
myself. So, Mr. Lawyer, I want you
to get me out before sundown, do you
TAURUS IN AN UNWONTED ROLE
Untoward Remit* of Substituting a Ball
tor a Home In " Mazeppa."
Jim Larkin was a noted character ol
Cheyenne in the '7os, says the Ana?
conda Standard. Larkin was one of
those harmless, officious fellows and
had his nose into everything. There
was never a dog flght but in some way
he got bitten; never a fire but he got
burned, and never an accident hut be
was there in time to get hurt,
was something of a showman. During
his residence In Cheyenne a colored
tragedian filled an engagement in th&p
city, playing "Hamlet" and "Othello.
Larkin saw in the colored man a great
Opportunity to make money and in
duced him to play "Mazeppa," using a
willd bull instead of a wild horse. Th.o
tragedian fell into the idea and re
hearsals for the great event were had,
Tho performance was given in a large
hall, which was crowded to the doors.
The play went off lovely until it wa9
time for the wild bull of Tartary to bfl
brought on and then there was a slight
hitch. The bull had suddenly become
reluctant about going on the stag®.
Manager Larkin got behind him and
gave the animal's tail a twist. It had
Iho desired effect. The bull rushed upj
on the stage and tore out every foot pt
•cenery and then jumped off into the
orchestra, landing on top of the slide
trombone player. The aradienod
stampeded and jumped through the
windows and doors, and in a very few
minutes tho bull had everything tq
himself. The "Mazeppa" engagement
closed that night.
GHOSTS HAVE BAD HABITS.
TboM of Clilnamep darted la a Foreign
Land Will Not Rest.
The movement recently put on foot
in this city to have the bones of China
men burled in the New York Bay cem
etery and Evergreens cemetery ex
humed and sent to CUna will bring
relief to hundreds of families In thS
Tho average Chinaman is nothing tt
not superstitious, says the New York
Herald. When one dies down in China
town all the other Celestials hurriedly
move out of the house. The aeceasoa
may have been companionable enough
when living, hut, being dead, nls ghost
becomes a thing of terror.
The ghost of a Chinaman buried lqf)
forolgn land never rests. tlatlesi.
giium-fuddled Wong Bong m&y never
ive stepped beyond the precincts ol
ott or fell sweets, but his ghost (9
always cursed with Bohemian instincts,
and is possessed with an insane desire
JSvery little while it taktjs & flying
trip to China, and the first thing they
know, tho relatives of that Chinaman
begin to run against it in the du-k and,
have their wits frightened out 01 them.
Tho poor ghost isn't to blame, olther.
Old Charon positively refuses to recog
nize him; he gets low spirited, down on
his luck, and finally, in sheer despair,
becomes a chronic hunter Of former
relatives, and is, in short, an out and out
To Please Illm.
A great many stories are told ot the
jealousy and Ul-fccllng among thO mu
sicians, but not always are the tales SQ
full of u good-humored appreciation QI
the state of things as is the following,
told by tho Argonaut: Rossini, walk
ing one day on the boulevard with
the musician Braga, was greeted hj
Meyerbeer, who anxiously inquired
after tho health of his dear Rossini.
"Had, very bad," answered the latterj
"a headache, a sldeache and a leg I
ean scarcely move." After a few mo
menta' conversation, Meyerbeer passed
on, and Urnga asked tho great com
poser how it was he had suddenly be
come so unwell. Smilingly Rossini re
assured liis friend. "Oh, I couldn't bo
better; J only wanted to please Meyer
beer. Ho would be so glad to Bee m<
And the I.lght Went Out.
"John," said Mrs. Bossman, "it U
tlmo you were in bed. if you dont
turn tho light down, the first thing you
know the baby will be awake."
"Pshaw," said Mr. Bossman, "the light
won't wako him." "No, but I'll wake
him myself." Tlio prospect was too ap
palling. He meekly did as he was blcL
Miss Manyseason—Yes, I have con
sented to marry Mr. Ooldbugg. Ido
not love liiin, but I respect him.
Miss Budd—Oh, I wouldn't worry
about that. Most likely his feeling for
you is chiefly veneration.—N. Y.
Help for the Farentloss.
"Now, that is what I call an appre
ciation of the proper thing."
"What In tho world are you talking
"About tho South side grocer's con
tribution of a barrel of self -raising flour
to tho orphan asylum." —Indianapolis
He Knew lie Was.
"Well, you're a sight," exclaimed the
bystanders as tho man fell into tho
"Yes," tho man said, sorrowfully, as
he scraaped himself off with a chip;
A (iond Definition.
Ponder—What's an Intellectual feast?
Lane Walker Some placo where
they've got a houseful of gab and not
a mouthful of grub.— Philadelphia In
They found a man who drugged
And robbed was Buffering In pain;
They railed a doctor, and the insn
Wat drugged and robbed again.