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READ and REFLECT.
A GRAND OPPORTUNITY—With the dawn of proeperity just be
fore u* aDd tbw impiovement in bnnineei» notwithstanding. We sometime
ago decided to clot-e out onr entire stock of M«-n'a liojV and Lhildrenn
ClothiDg. which we will continue to do at price* that will be to tbe advan
tage of all desiring to purchase clothing. No matter how little or now
much money you have to invest, we know it will be hard on tre Llotbing
business, bnt as we are determined to close out we cannot help it Our
stock is the largest in the county. Men's fine black worsted pants a woo
onlv $2.00. W» have more pants than any two stores in town. Uur
children's suits are marvels of beautv; -dl the late novelties, each asit e
Regent, Euclid, Neptune Columbia. Reefers, Jerseys, Kilts *c. from 50cts
up— Boys' Double and Single Br.>ast Round and Square corner 1 lain or
Plaited—All will be Bold without reserve
Jfe will still continue to carrv a full and complete line of Hats, taps,
Bhirts, Ties, Collars, Cuffs, Handkerchiefs, Underwear, Hosiery, Overalls,
Jackets, Sweaters, Umbrellas. Trunks, Valines, Telescopes, Hammocks.
Brushes. Combs, Watches, Chains, Charms, Rings, Coller and CuH Out.
touß Ac We still carrv tbe ' Samper idem" Shirt, tbe best unlaundned
shirt in the world only $1 00. Our 75 cent shirt is equal to any fI.W
shirt OD the market Our line of Cfc< viott, Percalle and Madras shirts, tul
and complete. , ..
Ife bbve fourd that oor man's m- SPY is better than two meD s crea.t,
ai d 1 iivr adopted tfce cbf'b plan ui d fi' d thHt it works wonder _ e
member that w are tbe old reiiable, the pi -ueer ol good g'jods at ow pnci.,
thai we LB ve been here a quarter of a century ngainst all comers and goers,
have staved with you and done you pood It will pay you to com or
mile* as we can Fave vou Money, no matter bow low you are o > re r
Jf\ i,*ve no baits to pull ihe wool over your eyes. A fair, square deal is
what we promise and are here to fulfil that promise.
D-A-HECK, C*»™ er ' nmm ani mia
12IN. Main St., Butler, Pa.
FEET of all kinds can be
Bickel's 111 1 >,iekcl s
Bickel'sjj / /) ( Bickel's
Bickel's (V *7/ / f Bickel's
Bickel's 1 rjpl Bickel s
N matter how hard ycu are to Ht and what »-'yle you m»y wish, you
can be snited tr< m "ur large stock.
NO doubt you have read abuui the advance in leather and bave come
to tbe conclusion that vou will have to pay more for vour shoes, but such is
not the case if you will buv from us. Having made several large purchases
fr< m *troe ( f ibe lesding manufactures, I am pr» pared to t-bow you the
la?*eM teleciic r ol 1 OOTS ai d bHOFS in butler county aud c-n sell you
tbem at tbe OLD LOW prices All our goods are marked away down aud
qy trading with us you will get your shoes lower in price and higher in
luality than can le bad elsewhere NEW STYLES and plenty of them
are pouring ID every day. Here we list a few; note tbe prices:
Men's Fine Calf Shoes, any style at $2.
Men's "A" Calf Shoes any style at $1.25.
Men'y Buff Shots Lace and Congress at $1
Mm's Working Shoes 90c and upwards in price.
Boy's Fine Dre** Shoes at $1 25
Lfcdus Fine D> ngola Pat. Tip Shoes Riz>>r toe flexible sole at $2.
Ladies Fine Dongola Pat. Tip Sh> es $1 50 iu all styles.
I adies Dongola Shoes at sl. per pair.
Misses Snoes sizes 12 lo 2 ranginir in price from 80 ■ to $1 50
Children's School SHOEN 50u and upwards iu price
Infants Sboen 20c to 50<- « pair
Lud***' Oxforos 75c to $2
Ails.ten and widths Also full stock of viisse- aud Children's Oxfords in
Black ai d RUSMUV. M<n's ( hnvitse T-HOES AT,
Boot aud Sho»-s Made to Order Repairing Neatly Done.
Orders bv mail receive prompt attention When in need of anything in
our line call and see me.
12S S. Main Street,
Branch Store '25 N. nain st,
A lew words in parting.
Go to HUSELTON'S for my
Shoes; don't you go any other
place; I have tried them and his
are the best, recollect what I bay.
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 Boys ami Youths , excel anything ever
shown in Butler. They are stylish and fine enough to suit the most
fastidious tastes. Prices 011 these 75c —90c —$1,00 —$1,25 —$1,50
—s2,oo —s2,so —and —$3.oo. —Don't fail to pay us a visit, we have
rices way down and Quality way up.
#- £>. C, Huselton, -#
102 N. Main Street,
THE QUESTION is often asked. What Paint shall we use?
THE ANSWER : If you are looking lor covering
capacity, wearing qualities, general appearance, and
your money's worth, you must buy
COM rs Most, Looks But, Wears Longest, Most Economical, Full Measure.
Our prices are for "best goods" first, last and al)
the time. We are in the business to stay and
• RUSHESr S ■ W - P ' SUyS W " h US *
COLORS IN OlL,**"
HOUSE A. COACH
J. C. REDICK, 109 N. Main St.
Easy, stylish and comfortable
Footwear for Spring and Summer.
Our 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 Razor 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.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
The Resister hereby gives uutice thfct the
following ac ounts ot executors, administra
tors au<l have been lile-J iu h.s ot
fice according to law, and will t>e :;<r> seat
ed to Court lor cuufirinvioa aud allowance
on Saturday, the >th day ot June, at
uiue o'clock, A. M., ol >4td day:
1. Final accouut of vVm. SI. Brown trus
tee, to sell real estate ol" John Woliorl, d->
ceased, late of Donegal township.
•> Final accouut 01 U. 3. Stalker, guard
ian ol Elizabeth Kelleraian, miuor ch id
ot Wm. H. Kellermau, deceased, late of
3 Final acejuut of A. G. Mei s, «uar 1
ian of Victor fc. Christie, minor ctuld of T.
J'. Christie, dece aatd late ot Washington
4 Final account of A. G. Meals, a\iar>l
lau ol Wm. U. Christie, deceased late of
5 Fiual account 8. A. KenueJy, surkiv
iug extcutor ol Thomas Kennedy, deceased,
late ol Ad.iins townsnip.
ti Partial account oI_S. A. Kennedy, trus
tee under the will ol Jam. Park, deceased,
la te of Adams township.
7 Final account ol John N. l J execu •
tor ol \V. A. Smitt), dsceased, late ot W iu
8 t inal account ot Ferd Re.her, gnirdian
of Howard 1. ang, minor child >•! Josiah
11. Sf ante, deceased, iate ot liutier bon-ugh.
9 Final account of Hugo F, Stiller, execu
tor «f Christian F. Wohleit, deceased, late
10 Final acc iunt of Samuel B. Cioss, ad
ministrator of Wm. I'. Cross, deceas-d, late
of Worth townstnp.
11 Final ace unt of John J. SlcGarvey,
1 adininistraor ol • a uuei A. Shields, decevs
ed, late ot .Vlerctr Lownstip.
12 Final account ot S, li. Uuselion, »d
niiuistraUir ol Leonard A Giuver, uceis >l,
late ol Centre township.
13 Final account of Chas. 15. GliSjj-i*,
exejuior of Joseph Kwiug, deceased, lite oi
14 Final account of SlcCallister Kuho,
guardian of ;.>argat«t Landers, minor cbiio
ol Alichael Luniers, daceased, late ol Ft
15 Fiual accouut of George F.
and W'm. J. Slelliuger, trustees to sell toe
estate o. John Slelliuger, deceased.
lti Final account oi James Stephenson,
executor ol James McGtll, d:Cea%ed , late oi
17 Finai account of K- C. Yates, exteu
toro 1 It. A. Lsievre, dee'd., late ol /elleno
18 Final accouut of C. F. lianung aud
K. C- Yates,executors of Aor.ll.Stauller, de-
Ceased, late of Harmony borough.
11l Final accouut of Ellsworth Miller,
aud Slilton Miller, executors ot Samuel Mil
ler, deceased, late oi Center township.
20 First and linal aco.mut of George Fish
er, guardian ol Joseph Keeling, Jtary Ket-i*
lug, Frank L. Keeling, Lrsuia Keeling
aud E»a minor chudrea of Jose, h
Keenug, deceased, late o! oumm.t toWubhlp,
- 1 Final accouut ol Wui. P. SlcCoy,
guatdiau ol Florence Heoiurhorn, minor
chlid ol John C Htcaulhoru, deceased, laie
oi Worth townsnip.
22 i inal acjouat of Amelia Logan , ad
uauilstrairix ol Joseph deceased,
iate ol Jetferson township.
21 Final account ot vV. H Pirker, ad
uii..l-traor of tne estate ot Frederic* J.
aUai p, uece«seJ late oi iiuilaio t^p.
4 t mat account o Armbruster
ana L. M. s. air, executors of ilichael Andre
decease J, laie t»i ouller tioroUgu.
2-5 !• inal account o. Jonn iteed, ad minis
tralor ol Wm. Crocfcer, decsased, iate ot
Centei vI He borough.
Final accouut of Frederick Heuuing
er, executor ot Fni ip Uurger, deceased
late oi Fenu township.
27 Final accouut ol Jacob Uambxc l, ei
ecuior oIC lirisllan oamuacn, decjased,
of Furwa. d LWaSli',.
28 Final account oi Peter Whitmire, ix
ecuior of Jo in W hitmire, deceased, late oi
29 Final account of Thomas A. Bartley,
executor of Joseph L. Bartley, deceased, laie
of Penn township.
30 Partial account of John Balfour, trus
tee of Margaret Gordon, under the last will
and testament of Christopher Bolhorst, de
ceased late of Adams tow nship.
31 Final account of Joseph A. Fuintei I
and S. M. Painter, executors of Samue
Fainter, deceased, late of W'intield twp.
32 Final acci.urt ol Peter A. McElwee,
executor of Ann E. McElwee, dtceaied, 1 e
ol Okland township.
33 Final accouut of Norman Patterson ,
guardian ot Harriet F. Co ipsr, minor c'lild
of Milton Cooper, deceased, late Slippery
rock to nship.
31 Supplemental acc lunt of Juaie- K
McCandless, executor of Mark Met audle»s,
deceased, of Cherry township.
35 Final account of J. E. Brandon, ad.
miuistrator C. T. A. of Francis lleckert,
deceased,late of Connoquenessing twp.
30 Final accouut of W. A. Stein, a lint i
istrator C. T. A., D. B. N. ol John Pur v
ance. deceased, late of Butler borough.
37 Final acountof Eluiira E. Campbell-.
adlliiuixtralix of Joseph C. Campbell do
ceased lato of Fairview tow ship.
JNO. S. WICK, .Register.
NotiCv is hereby Rivet- that the following
roail has bun confiimed nisi by the Court
and will be presented on the 2nd Saturday ot
June, 1893, beinjf the Blh day of said month,
and if no exceptions arc Died will be con
11. D. No. 2, March sessions 1895, Petition
of citizens of Forward township, Butler Co.,
Pa., for a public road from a point at Mar
shall* Fording, to tt point n.ur the Powel
Ash farm on the road from Butler to Evans
January 14th, 1895, Viewers appointed by
the Court, and Murch 4th, 1893, repwrc ol
viewers filed statin? that the road is neces
sary , probable cost of makiuj?. five-hundred
dollars to be borne by the township. Dam
ages assessed (forty dollars to Powel Ash) to
be paid by the county, March 9th, 1895, ap
proved aud fiv width of road at 33 feet, notice
to be given according t-> rules of C urt
BY THE COUKT.
BUTLER COUNTY, SS:
Certified trom the record this 4th dav ol
May, A 1> 1895.
Clerk Q. !S.
The following widows' appraisements of
personal property and real estate set apart
for the benefit of the widows ot decedents
have been filed in the office of the Clerk ol
Orphans' Court of Butler county, viz:
Widow of Win. Byers $105.85
" Wni .1 Lackey (realty)... 276.8"
" John W McJuukin 300.00
'* Charles Geible 144.60
" Jacob Krantz (realty) 202.00
All persons interested in the ahoye ap
praisements will take notice that they will be
presented for confirmation to the Orphans'
Court of Butler county, Pa., on Saturday the
Bth day of June, 1895, and if no exceptions
be filed they will be confirmed absolutsly.
JOSEPH CHISWELL, Clerk O. C.
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 Wall Street suceeasfu.ly carried on with
the aid ot our Dally Market Letter and pamph
lets on speculation. MAILE > KfiEE.
Discretionary Accounts a Specialty. All In
formation free. Hank references. WEINMAN
& Co.. Stocfc and Oram Brokers. -»1 Broadway,
BTTTLER, PA., THURSDAY. MAY 23, 1895.
KM OHw & flarl
The euro of Olive Carl by Ilood'i
Sarsaparilla has few equals in medical
history. The testimonial was first
published two years ago, and a letter
lately received from her mother says
Olive continues in good health and
" We are satisfied her remarkable cure
of constitutional scrofula by Hoou's
Sarsapai-illa was permanent."
Briefly stated the case was this: "When
Olive was 8 years old she had the whoop
ing cough and measles, followed by in
tense pains in every joint in her bo( y (
like rheumatism. Physicians were pi z
zled, but after a consultation, pronounced
the disease some form ot
" When we began to use Hood's Sarsa
parilla, she could not be moved without
crying out with pain, and we were com
pelled to cut her hair, as she could not
bear the weight of it. At first the change
for the better was very gradual; the pains
seemed to bo less frequent and the swell
ing in some of the joints subsided after
using about one bottle. Then improve
ment was more rapid and one night she
surprised us by telling us that we
Need Not Prop Her Up In Bed
as we had done for months, and next
night she surprised us still more by roll
ing over across the bed. From that time
on the improvement was very rapid and
she soon began to creep about the house
and then to walk on crutches. Now she
1 Jl parilla
generally uses but
one crutch, the dis- fl UICS
ease having left one
leg crooked, and I
fecr it will remain so. We feel that to
Hood's Sarsaparilla we owe ourchild'slife.
" I enclose Lhe photograph of my daugh
ter and I think it is a picture of perfect
health. When I think how near she was
to death's door I cannot feel thankful
enough for her recovery." MKB. J. A.
CARI., Reynoldsville. Pa.
Hnnri'c Pi lie the afW-diriner pill and
I lOOU b I Ilis family cathartic. 25c.
The people of Butler and vicin
ity have just discovered that
at 1 20 S. MAIN St., is the best
place to obtain reliable cloth
ing and furnishings at reason
All classes c>n be suited and
everybody is invited to call
and inspect my
of Spring and Summer goods.
ONE jT. H. Burton
PRICE. £ Furnisher
120 S. Main, St.
Tiie New Spring Styles.
If you want the nobbiest and
cheapest suits, drop in and see
what we can do for you. We now
have in stack spring and summer
Another—Here they are. Do
you want to be in the world? Do
you want to be in fashion? You
are sure of both the latest style
and the best goods if you buy
your suits of us.
Forward March is the only
motto in business. This is illus
trated in our new spring stock.
We have better goods for less
money, than ever, were offered be
lore. Styles strictly the latest.
Fits guar -nto d.
L JOPER & CO.,
301 South Main St.. Butler, l'a.
in the Millinery Dcpaitment. for Hits season
arc race Hulil tiiits al ;is cents, regular r.w
quality and lliaok Leghorn Hats at 3'JC t'mt
can't be matched In nullity at same prl e in
tills clt .
We have a splendid assortment of
Millinery always In stock, both in Trimmed
and Untrlmined poods. Orlers promptly tilled.
M. F. & M. MARKS,
113 to 117 8. Mh'!n St.. Hntler.
YOU CAN FIND
u "rtii widget tor uilretlitlug at lunwi i
! 4 l&9» BYrf.B LIPPIHCoTT COMPANY. /
It seemed (food to Wiley Amerson,
instead of waiting the twelve months
allowed by law, to pay over to his
brother now the money bequeathed to
him. Besides, he wished to express
his gratification that so considerable
a portion of land belonging to the es
tate did not pass by the will, and to
offer that his brother, if he chose,
mipht have the greater share of it.
He was moved to this partly because
he had heard of no complaint on Cul
len's part and no threat, and partly for
another reason which he hugged close
ly within his breast. So one day,
while returning- from the plantation
beyond, he stopped at Cullen's place,
and went in. armed v. one
hundred dollar bills. Hannah, who
now at twenty-one was prettier than
ever before, and looked as young as
when she was a g-irl. received him with
accustomed cordiality, and at once
dispatched a messenger for her hus
band, who was with the hands in one
of his fields.
"You needn't have been in a hurry
to send for Cullen, Hannah. You do
look so well. I declare I wish Julia
could keep young like you d^>."
"Thank you, brother Wiley. I am,
and I almost always keep, very well.
I often wish Sister Julia could have
some of the health which I have more
than enough. How is she to-day?"
"Only so-so. She doesn't complain
much; but since father's death she's
taken on more than I think she ought.
I stopped to-day to turn over to Cullen
the money father left him. I thought
I'd just as well do that now as wait. Be
sides, I wanted to tell him of some al
lowances I was willing to make him. I
just declare, you look—why, you look
"Cullen will be here presently."
"Yes," he said, with a languor indic
ative of town manners. They chatted
on indifferent themes until Cullen
came. The older brother partially con
cealed his embarrassment as he looked
upon that picture of health and honest
"How do, brother?" said Cullen, in
his usual way, but without extending
his hand. Not seeming to notice the
omission, Wiley said:
"I came out to look after things on
the place up the road before turning it
over to you, as I made up my mind to
do. Then I wanted to hand you the
two thousand dollars which I suppose
you know father left yon."
Cullen looked at Hannah, and she re
tired from the room. Then he said:
"You can keep the money, brother.
Except this place and what is on it,
which father had given me before lie
died, I won't take anything by his will.
As it seems he saw fit to prefer you so
far above me, you may have all that he
left. He said to me more than once
during his last sickness that he had in
tended to make a will, but that you
had advised against it. I don't know
if he had forgotteu that he had made
one already. I suppose you <?*>."
"I'm sorry, Cullen, but I couldn't
help father's preferences."
"Of course not. 1 never expected vou
even to try to do it. You were too duti
ful a son for such as that."
"1 don't understand such talk, Cul
"Then I'll explain. I don't like to
talk to a man in my own house as
plain as I'm going to do now. You've
been hurting me in one way and an
other ever since I was a child. I have
let you do it for reasons you couldn't
understand, and wouldn't care for if
you could. But father is away now,
and I am thankful that before he died
I was restored to the place in his affec
tions to which, at least equally with
you, I was entitled. How he came to
forget makingsuch a will I don't know.
I don't doubt you do. If I believed
that his wish was for you to have near
all his estate I would submit to your
having it and enjoying it to the fill of
such satisfaction as may be in such
things. But I do not so believe. I
feel entirely convinced that after that
temporary estrangement, which was
your doing, it was not his wish; and,
if he hadn't been deluded by you in
some way. he would have made an
equal partition of his property between
us. I won't take your two thousand
dollars which your good luck makes
you ready to pay so long before it's
due; and 1 notify you that now, since
none of our family are left but you and
me, I shall have nothing to do with
you except this: I have retained Arthnr
Dabney to look after any possible in
terest I may have in father's estate
outside of what his will provided for.
If he finds any such it will be prose
cuted just the same as—"
"That," Wiley-interrupted, "will be
entirely unnecessary, my dear brother;
"Oh! the devil! Yonder is your
He turned away as Wiley left the
"Oh! my dear Cullen," said Hannah,
who in another room had heard all; "I
don't think I'd have been so rough
"You don't understand him, Hannah;
not at all. ne's lost to all honor, let
alone natural affection. Don't say any
more to me now."
One morning, about a month after
wards, Mrs. Wiley Amerson went in
her carriage to the upper place. On
the way tliither she drove to Cullen's
gate, and, after calling out Hannah,
said that, if it was entirely convenient
to the family, she would return in an
hour or two, dine, and spend a portion
of the afternoon with them.
"Certainly, Sister Julia. I'll be de
lighted to have you; so will Cullen, I
am sure. How are you?"
"Not at all well, Hannah, thank
but I thought a drive out here wouldn't
do any harm, and then I wanted to see
you and Cullen and have some talk
with you, him particularly."
Cullen was sent for in good time to
meet the visitor.
"Oh, Cullen! sister looks wretchedly.
We urnst treat her just as if nothing
had happened—you especially."
"Why, of course, Hannah. Sister
doubtless knows that I couldn't pos
sibly have anything against her, who
has no more to do in this mean busi
ness than any saint in Heaven. I
hope she's brought no message from
her husband; for with him I shall have
nothing to do, either personally or by
proxy, lint 1 shall pay entire respect
to her feelings."
"You don't mean, do you, Cullen,
that if she was to tell you that she had
persuaded brother to offer some sort
of a settlement that would—that
wouldn't seem to be too far out of the
way, that —that at least 3-011 wouldn't
"I've told you, Hannah, and I now
tell you again, that I'll take nothing
from brother as a gift, and nothing
under that will. I will take from
father's estate, besides what he
virtuaUy gave me in his lifetime,
nothing less than the half of it, and I
wouldn't take that except for feeling
entirely convinced that father in
tended I should have it."
"Poor Sister Julia! I know her feel
ings will be sorely hurt."
"Oh. nannah! do let me be trusted to
treat sister aright. I declare you pain
me by what you show of your thoughts
and wishes in this thing."
"Cullen, you know well enough that
I don't wish for anything more than
what would be right. You have a family,
and—but, as you don't like me to, I
will not mention the subject again,
hard as it is to endure in silence such
a state of things."
"Oh, well, my little girl, we will
have no hard feelings with each other
about it. I hope, and indeed I rather
believe, that it will be adjusted some
how, and that in a way not expected
by anybody. I've put the case in Ar
thur's hands, and whatever is possible
he will do. As for sister, she Is too
just and sensible to take offense or feel
hurt by anything I feel as if I owed to
myself to do or not."
The meal passed pleasantly, despite
the feebleness of the guest. Her words
and manners, as always, were the nat
ural outcome of womanhood that had
liad good opportunities for its culture.
The shade upon her face, hardlj- deep
er than what long had been habitual,
indicated neither embarrassment nor
regret for any special cause. She did
not try to conceal her admiration for
the perfect health and excellent beauty
"Oh, Hannah!" more than once she
said, "you do look so well! No wonder
you and brother think so much of each
other. As for Pearce, he is just per
"I thank you, sister," said Cullen,
"for all three of us. I think myself
that Hannah is hard to beat, and,
since the boy has come, we don't see
very well what we could do without
"I hope he'll become more and more
a comfort to you. brother."
After dinner she said:
"Hannah, dear, I want to have some
little special conversation with you
both together and separately. Perhaps
I'd as well have it first with brother
if you and he please."
"Certainly, Sis Julia. I've got some
things to look after in the yard and
garden, and will leave you and Cullen
for awhile. Don't hurry. You and I
can have our chat at any time. I wish
you could spend the night with us. We
would do our best to make you com
"Oh, dear, no, child! I can'tdothat.
We'll call you after awhile."
As liannah, leading the child, was
going out, Julia said:
"What a blessing, Cullen, you two
have in each other, and what another
"I BBIXe NO MESSAGE, CUI.LKN."
in l'earce! How various are human
Then, not waiting for his answer, she
"Cullen, within this last month I've
beeh —wait a little while."
And she broke into sobbing. After
recovering, she, sadly smiling, contin
"Bless the good God for tears! Now
I can go on. For the last month I have
been so entirely unhappy that I have
not only wished but prayed to be taken
out of this life sooner than I have been
expecting. I don't know whether or
not you were very greatly surprised at
the contents of your father's will, but
I must believe so; because he Beemed
to have got fully reconciled to you and
Hannah both, and I suspected was
more fond of you than of your brother.
I want us to talk with each other about
it in as much confidence as—as is con
sistent with the different relations we
bear to Mr. Ainerson. Can we not,
"Certainly, sister. You may speak
with what freedom you feel to be pru
dent, and what you say will have my
full respect and proper consideration.
So I shall speak with you; and the first
I'd like to say is this: I trust you bring
no message from brother, at least not
one in which is a proposal to me of any
"I bring no message. Cullen; none.
I told Mr. Amerson this morning that
I should stop by here to-day. I am sure
from his words that he was glad to hear
it. Tell me, first, weren't yott sur
"Yes, indeed; for in his last sickness
father said to me more than once that
he had been thinking about making a
will, but that —but that he had decided
"Did he give any reason for such de
"He did; but, my dear sister, I doubt
if —in the circumstances —it would be
proper to say to you what that reason
"Tell me, Cullen; tell me, dear
brother. I think you know that I ask
only in the hope of rendering some
service to you, if that is possible.
Hut, besides the grief I feel about this
matter, I am haunted with fears. Tell
ine, dear, for all saltes."
"Then I will. Father, when entire
ly possessed in understanding, said
that he had been kept from mak
ing a will by brother, who suggested
that he and I could settle the estate
between ourselves without need of
help from the courts."
"Yes, that's what I was sure of.
Cullen, I know what I owe to your
brother. What lam going to say is
with full sense of that obligation. I
owe something to you, also, and there
are debts of yet higher, far higher
dignity. Cullen, my solemn convic
tion is that your father believed he
had no will."
"But, sister, Arthur Dabney, who is
a good lawyer, tells me that is not
what the law calls revocation of a
once-existing will, and that any
umount of proof of such a belief would
have no effect —wouldn't be even
listened toby the court."
"Is that so?" she said, with profound
"i& nabfifiv eftviv'
Reflecting awhile, evidently sttidy*
inp what words she should employ, she
"But, Cullen, suppose—for instance,
suppose your father actually did de
stroy a paper which he took to be his
will? I merely ask for information."
"I doubt if that would affect the
case notably, sister, unless it could be
proved very clearly that the paper so
destroyed had been fraudulently sub
"I don't suppose that could be done,"
t she said, iu a low voice, looking- down
upon the floor. T'-en suddenly she
spoke -with animation:
"But, Cullen dear, you know, ut least
Mr. Amerson says, that all the land
out here and the large tract on the
Oconee were bought since the will, and
j therefore didn N t pass by it?"
"I am aware of that, sister," he
I answered, with some retracting In
She regarded him with much eager
"If I could so arrange It. as I'm sure
I could, wouldn't you take both of
those places?—knowing without a
doubt," she quickly added, "what your
"I couldn't take any more than what
it would be recognized universally
that I was entitled to, sister."
"Not for my sake?"
"Not for yours, dear sister, nor for
anybody's, because such an act would
subtract from my self-respect, by seem
ing equivalent to a compromise with
brother, which I have resolved not to
"Oh, my Lord, what can be done in
this case? Are you, then, going to do
nothing to get at least some of your
rights? I don't know what to say or
what to do!"
She looked around the room in de
"The case is in Dabney's hands, sis
ter; but he has my instructions not to
move in it for the present, no matter
what grounds he may suspect he has."
Her quick sense saw the tenderly
compassionate motive of his breast,
and, laying her head upon his shoul
der, she wept and wept. At length,
lifting herself, she looked into his face
with much tenderness, saying:
"My dear brother, I could not invent
words to express how much I udmire
your nobility and your gentle true
heartedness. I know that if Mr.
Dabney should discover or should
believe himself to have discovered
any grievous fraud in this un
happy affair, you will give me,
If I then be alive, timely warning.
And Cullen, I won't ask you to come
to our house, but you won't forbid Han
nah's coming sometimes, will you, to
see me? For I tell you, my brother, I
am nearly gone."
"Why, surely not, sister. Hannah
ought to go to you sometimes, and I'm
sure she wiU wish to do so, unless she
should find that brother objects."
"No, no; he will not object. I've
heard him say often that Hannah was
one of the finest women he knew."
He said nothing. After a moment,
she rose and said:
"Well, I pray to God every day to
make some solution of this case that
will be right for all. I'll go out and
see Hannah a little while. There, I
see her among her rose-bushes. Don't
come in, child," she cried; "I'm com
ing. Hannah," she said, when she had
reached the garden, "I've had some
little chat with Cullen, not as satisfac
tory as I hoped. He won't make any
compromise with his brother. Perhaps
he may be right, at least for the pres
ent, but I hope—"
"I don't think Cullen is right in that,
Sister Julia, and he knows I don't. Of
course brother would make such an of
fer as would be at least respectable,
and for Pearce's sake, if not mine nor
his own, I —but he doesn't wish me to
Interfere, and I don't intend to."
A slight shrinking showed that
Julia recognized the difference be
tween the words and what she would
have expected. Then, after such com
forting assurance as she could find to
bestow, and pressing' solicitation for
Hannah to visit her as before, she
went away. Immediately after her de
parture, Cullen put on his hat and
Went out to the field. The movement
hurt llannah, even to some resent
ment. Perhaps he foresaw it, but
thought well to hinder another discus
sion, knowing that now she would be
further than before from according
with his views. Some of her behavior
in the first year of their marriage had
not been such as his sensitiveness re
garded as entirely becoming. It had
stung him somewhat several times to
witness what seemed to him her rather
indelicate efforts to win the regard of
his father and brother. So also he had
suffered from her occasional allusions
to their comparative poverty, and in
timations that different action on his
part would change it. Believing yet
that her course had been wiser than
her husband's, and that Wiley could
be brought to terms which, if not just,
ought to be reasonably satisfactory,
she persuaded herself that it was her
duty to persevere, but to do so with
greatest prudence, and in such wise as
to —as to—indeed, Hannah, in this new
view of her powers, and of what she
ought and had at least a mother's
r'Tht to do, could not easily have an
red to herself as to what. Possibly
tnerc might be some danger on the
line her thoughts were following, but
she trusted that even that was prefer
able to inaction and supine submis
sion. On Cullen's return she met him
as usual, and in their talk about the
late visit nothing was said by either
with which the other could disagree.
One morning Cullen said:
"Hannah, it's been near three weeks
since Sister Julia was here, and you
haven't been in to see her yet. Don't
you think it's time?"
He had got to suspect—and this waa
true —that she was waiting for him to
suggest the visit.
"I've been thinking of it, Cullen,"
she answered; "but somehow I've kept
putting it off. I'll go in a day or two,
if you think I oughtn't to delay
"Why not go this evening or to-mor
row? I think I'd go this evening, and
spend the night. Mirny and I can take
LATINO lii lt HKAI) ON Hl* BHOUI.DEH SIIK
care of Pearee for one night, and I can
spare Jim from the plow better no<v
"I'd rather not go this evening; but,
as it's convenient, I'll go to-morrow
morning. 1 won't stay all night unless
I find that it would be a decided pleas
tire to sister, and she urges it."
Thy nest morning, jayifig gyt
the servants' several duties, putting*
on some of her best things, she set out
in the buggy, driven by • negro boy.
On the way she speculated much on
the happy life that must be led at
Milledgeville, where she always liad
wished and hoped to live. She could
not account for her sister-in-law's
avowed preference of the country, ex
cept by attributing it to her poor
health, and she reflected with pain. In
which she would not have admitted
there was any anger, that her exclu
sion from the society for which she
almost longed could have been pre
vented by her husband. Not that she
loved him less, but for her sake, she
argued, he ought to be willing to make
some sacrifice of his own feelings. She
was received with great cordial
ity by Mrs. Wiley Anderson, who,
after finding that it would be no dis
appointment to Cullen, urged and
easily prevailed upon her to remain
until the morrow. Some relief from
the distress of this good woman had
come from the apparent anxious desire
of her husband to make a liberal al
lowance to Cullen, mainly, an he said,
for the sake of Hannah and her child.
As for giving a full half, this he de
clared he would not, as it would be ad
mitting either incompetency or unjust
partiality on his father's part, and that
his own services in conducting the
most of the old man's money affairs
during the last ten years were not
worthy of compensation. His wife,
not misunderstanding him or his
claims, yet was thankful for the hope
imparted by his words that in time a
settlement could be had, and she en
deavored to trust that this might be
made through Hannah. Admiring
Cullen for his spirit of independence,
she yet thought that perhaps it was
well that Hannah took more practical
views of present conditions. So she
resolved to let her an-1 Wiley have at
least one interview alone with them
selves. When he came home to dinner,
he was very polite to Hannah, and
showed satisfaction when his wife
said she was to spend the night there.
He asked civilly aTter Cullen and
Pearce, and evinced gratification when
told that both were well. After din
ner he said:
"Julia, but for some matters of
rather pressing concern, 1 would like
to remain with you and Hannah. They
will need not more than a couple of
hours. Then I'll come back, unless
you and she are expecting to go out."
They had no such expectation. So
he went to his office, and returned not
long after the time he had set. He re
marked that a great deal of prudence
and patience and many other things
ha I to be studied and practised by a
business mau; no doubt about that.
Ilis wife smiled sadly, seeing the im
pression upon Hannah of his great sol
emn words. Not long after his return
"Hannah, I'm going out for awhile
to see a poor woman who has been do
ing some little work for me. You and
Mr. Amcrson can entertain each other
till I get back, can't you? I won't be
"Oh, yes, sister," said Hannah, with
some rural embarrassment. She had
always regretted her want of the ease
she noted in Milledgeville women.
"Oh, yes," Wiley said, with polite re
assurance; "Hannah and I can manage
somehow till you get back, Julia. I'm
not much of a talker; but Hannah is
first-rate at that. I'll let her entertain
me while you're gone."
"Oh, Brother Wiley!" was all Han
nah could think to say.
After his wife had gone, he proposed
to walk into the garden andinspectan
arbor which had been made of his de
vising. Hannah, not knowing exactly
how to treat such an invitation, ac
ceded, and repairing thither they sat
down upon one of the rude benches
within. Then Amerson said:
"Hannah, I hope you won't think too
much of Julia's rudeness in leaving the
house when a visitor is in it. The poor
thing is not in good health, as you
know, and sometimes I'm afraid she
isn't in her perfect right mind."
"Why, Brother Wiley, Sister Julia
did entirely right in treating me as she
did, like one of the family."
"She ought to, knowing how I've al
ways loved you, Hannah."
"Thank you, Brother Wiley; I have
always loved you as a dear brother."
She bit her lips when she said It.
"As a brother!" he echoed,with slight
bitterness of emphasis. "Curious how
things go in this world. Here's me,
for instance. I know how to make
money, and I make it. I know how to
pull strings, and money comes to me
from other people, sometimes unex
pected. But there are things t value
more than money, and can't have
them. People don't believe that about
me, but it's so."
He looked submissively sad at the
thought oi having been misunderstood
by the world.
"Please don't call me brother, Han
She started, and looked, as if with
some apprehension, through the in
terstices of the encompassing vines.
"Listen while I explain to you," he
said, in deliberate, low utterances, yet
not without appearance of authority
to command attention. "Hannah,
without having any idea of what an
unhappy man I am. you were about to
use words of congratulation, beginning
with calling me your brother. I was
saying just now how curiously things
in this world went. Now, there Is my
brother Cullen, a man of excellent
parts,a handsome man,a man who,l fre
quently say to myself, ought to be the
happiest man upon the whole face of
the earth married as he is; yet he neither
makes money nor tries to make it be
yond a mere common country support,
apparently without any ambition to
bring his family into town and give
them the benefit of a society as good
as can be seen anywhere in the whole
state of Georgia. I don't say I blame
Cullen for having that sort of prefer
ence; but it seems curious to me when
I look at you and think how you would
shine if Cullen would give you the op
portunity. And, Hannah, unless he
drives me off entirely from him, I
mean to make it so that, if he wants
to, he can make his family participant
in all this town affords. If not, I'll do
whatever I can for you, in spite of
him. He understands his wife no more
than he understands his brother."
Then he took her feebly-resisting
hand, and said:
"Hannah dear, while father was in
some sort of fret with Cullen, he made
his will in which he cut him off from
an equal share in his estate. He was
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"UOOU-BV, MSTP.H Jri.lA."
vexed with Cullen because of lub want
<if such ambition as he thought his
children ought to have. I little.
to see what sort of woman Cullen had
married he would either destroy it or
make proper alterations of it. He
seemed in time to appreciate you like
I did. Yet after his death I found,
among papers which he had left with
me, that will, which, as an honorable
man. I was bound to present in the
court. My intention has been to make
an allowance beyond the provisions of
that paper, far beyond them; not for
Cullen's sake, who never treated me
like a brother, and always went coun
ter to my advice, but for the sake of
his child, and —and for the sake of you,
Hannah, whom I love, auil always have
loved, better than all the rest in the
Withdrawing her hand from his, she
rose. Presently afterwards, Mrs. Amer
son, returning by a way in the rear of
the grounds, hearing suppressed
sounds as of pursuit and entreaty,
paused, looked through a slight open
ing in the garden fence, then, with
drawing her eyes and laying her hand
upon her breast, cried, in a low voice:
"Oh, Cullen! Cullen!"
By the time she could reach the
h use, Wiley and Hannah were there.
"Oh, Sister Julia!" cried Hannah, red
as any cherry, when Julia put a parcel
in her hand; "I didn't knoxv y • —on
going to get these nice th. ."or
Pearce. He'll be run mad with
"I'm glad they please you, Har.-.iah."
Cold as it was. naunah accept* I the
assurance with whatever pk-asure
there is when distracting emotions,
paramount among which is fear, are
asserting their own.
That night the invalid, in the vain
search for sleep, turned manv a time
on her bed. Yet to her what sleep was
vouchsafed was more restful than what
little came to her guest, who when
isleep dreamed and when awake
.vished that she was lying by her hus
oand's side. Next morning Mrs. Amer
son appeared not to note the perturbed
state of mind in which Hannah, after
breakfast, made herself ready to leave,
nor the casting down of her eyes when
her husband, suggesting another early
visit, bade her good-by.
"Good-by, Sister Julia. I—l would
have enjoyed my visit more but for —
but for being uneasy about Cullen'and
"Good-by, nannah. God bless you!"
Singular the power in some women
to assume a cheerfulness they do not
feel. The Creator seems to have given
them this faculty as a means Of de
fense against the consequences of
wrong-doings such as men may com
mit, if not with impunity, with inflic
tion of punishment too slight to be
much feared or cared for.
"As I didn't come back last night,
Cullen, I know you are not surprised
to see me so soon this morning. |t
seems to me that I must have dreamed,
whenever I slept, the whole night,
about you and Pearce."
"I'm glad you stayed, darling. I
and Pearce were as lone some as could
be, but he went to sleep by sundown
and I before nine o'clock. Yon look
first-rate. I believe the visit has done
you good. I don't know when I've
seen you look so rosy."
"Do I? I'm glad to hear it. Sister
Julia was as good to me as she could
be, tired and worn out as she seemed
last night and this morning. She got
6ome nice presents for Pearce. But I
must put off these things and get my
During the rest of the day, though
responsive, what time lie was in the
house, to her husband's caresses, she
seemed agitated and disturbed. He
did not remark upon these things, at
tributing them to temporary pain,
which he knew she felt from thoughts
of the different conditions of living at
the two houses. Not once did she
mention Wiley's name. Pleased with
this forbearance, he was, more than
even his wont, demonstrative of his af
fection. As for Pearce, now going on
in his fourth year, the serious wonder
with which he alternately put his
hands toward and drew them back
from the presents just now come from
the great city made his mother draw
him to her breast and shed tears, all of
whose meaning was not quite under
stood even by herself.
She—You must remember that our*
was a summer engagement.
He —That means, if you see anyone
you like better, youH break it?
"And if I see anyone I like better—•"
"I'll sue you for breach of promise."
—N. Y. Weekly.
"Miss Miller writes some pretty glow
ing poetry, doesn't she?"
"Well, I'll tell you," answered the
editor of the Bugle. "A near-sighted
compositor in my oftico got hold of 4
piece of her copy the other night and
it blistered his nose." —Cincinnati Trib
"Seat Tour Partners I"
He—l know I'm a wretched dancer,
but was there one figure you enjoyed
more than another?
He—And that was—
She —The last. —Puck.
Editor—lt seems to me you've been
a long time grinding out this article.
Reporter—Yes. You see, I wrote the
first half of it on a typewriter and the
last half with a fountain pen.—Somei*
Mr. Much—Who gave you the nickel,
Mr. Much—For what?
Dickie—Not telling you how old ah«
ia.—N. Y. World.
An Ideal Profession.
"She is studying for a profession, yon
"Ye6j that of a lecturer."
"An ideal profession, I should say; at
least for a woman. Nothing to do Dut
talk."—N. Y. Press.
"Hear you settled that ten thousand
dollar damage suit. Did you get as
much as you expected?"
"I should say I did. They paid me a
hundred dollars and all expenses.
Cumso —There is a good deal of perse
verance about Looney.
Cawker (incredulous) —What's that?
Cumso—lt's true. He persists ia
making a fool of himself. Town
A Manifest Lie.
Managing Editor —What did you dis
charge Bluffer for?
City Editor —Lying. I sent him ta
Interview Slug, the pugilist, and he re
ported that Slug wouldn't talk.—Puck.
In Baby Time.
Benedick (3 a. m.) —My dear, cant
you do something to quiet that child?
Mrs. Benedick (wearily walking)—
Well, I might hand him over to you!—
The Ciqm of the E?ll.
Visiting Englishman—What'was it
that first started the free lunch institu
tion in this country?
Mr. Manhattan—l guess it must bave
been the constant influx of so many
Wo modern mcn#re giants strong
At framing resolution!.
Hut when it comes to keeping them
We ?ro but LiiiputUna.