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No 121. N.Main St, BUTLER PA
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VliU !!UJ ( li:iyer ., feet fit tbe shoes. AIIU "UK/l »"J lhe bQyer .,
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TON is able to sell to the consumer shoes
at same price that wholesalers sell to the
We have done a larger trade in Slip
pers and Boots and Shoes this season,
and, considering the weather, far larger
than we expected. Our prices and styles
were right—this is what did it.
The balance of our Holiday Slippers
will all be closed at 25 per cent off for
mer price for cash.
The only place in Butler where you can get Footwecr at these prices and find
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BUTLER'S LEADING SHOE HOUSE,
Opposite Hotel Lowry,
B. C. Huselton,
-#9 c SA. L ]£!.»§*.
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15 and 20c jet edge, 9, 15, 20 and 25c buckels, 9c.
15 and 20c veiling, 9c. 25c fascinators, 9c.
50 and 75c silk caps, 9c. 25c gloves, 9c.
Pure linen 15c handkerchiefs, 9c. Ladies seamless hose, 9c.
Childrens all-wool hose, 9c. 15, 20 and 25c dress shields, 9c.
Watch this space for date of Muslin Underwear Sale.
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THE ANSWER : If you are looking lor covering
capacity, wearing qualities, general appearance, and
* your money's worth, you must buy
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THE BUTLER CITIZEN:
One lot Women's Rubber Boots at 75c
One lot lioys' ct Youths' " 75c & $1.25
Men's Buckle Arctics at 85c
Men's Rubber Boots at $2, <2.25, <2.50
Men's Wool Boots with Rubbers jr. 60
the best ever offered for the money.
Boys' Wool Boots and Rubbers at...51.35
Women's Rubbers at 20c
Women's Buckle Arctics at 75c
Women's I ; ine Shoes, pat. tip, but. 67^0
Women's Heavy Shoe.3 at 65c, 75c, 85c
Misses' and Children's .Shoes, heavy
at 45c, 50c, 65c and 75c
Our line of Enamel, Calf, Pat. Leather
Men's Shoes are not equaled in Butler.
Prices are reduced in all the lines all over
the house to close.
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the org.ms, creates an appetite,
and gives refreshing sleep. Remember
Is the one True Blood Purifier.
Hood's Pills J
During January and
February we will make
a reduction of
20 PER CENT
On all cash orders or
Suits, Overcoats 01
Trousers made from
your choice of any
material in the house.
These garments will
have the same fit and
finish which character
izes our work.
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All grade of underwear at very
Largest stock of hats and
furnishings for gentleman ni the
country. An inspection will prove
this to any ones satisfacture.
Colbert & Dale.
242 S. Main St., Butler, Penn'a
IF IT ISN'T RIGHT, ♦
+ WE. MAKE IT RIGHT
that is our way <>t doing business. We
rlo not want any customers of curs to
wear a suit of clothes that does not suit
liim. It hurts our business with otliee
people, even if he does not know the dif
ference himself- It costs but little more
to have this kind of clothes than it does
to have those that look like "hand-me
It takes time to measure a man for a
good suit of clothes. Show us a tailor
who can measure a customer in five min
utes and we can show you a jwiorly fitting
suit a few days later. We takes pains to
take all the necessary measurements.
When you pay us $25 for one of those
stylish Clay suits you pay for the best
materials and workmanship we can givr
1,00 k one of our customers over ami
see what kind of a suit we are giving for
#25 l>efore you decide to buy a <25 suit.
We study a man's make-up and endeavor
to give him the style of a suit that will
look well on him. We don't have to be
told by our customers whether overcoats
are longer cr shorter this season. We
consider it a part of our business to be
posted 011 such matters.
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Mutual "Fira Insurance
Office Cor.Main & Cunningham
A LF« IVH K, Pr«.
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LOYAL McJUNIKN Agent.
}U T TLEH, PA., THURSDAY. JANUARY SO, 1890.
■- J * O.RN M*S k
THE SEVENTH BITTON".
On the second floor of the apartment
house in East Thirtieth street lived Mrs.
Mortimer Remsen and her two daugb
i ters, Emily and Dora.
Mrs Remsen's husband had been dead
more than ten years, but he had amassed
a handsome fortune, which left his fam
ily able to maintain the position in New
York society to which they were heirs
by birth and breeding. They lived in
the most commodious apartment in the
magnificent building in Thirtieth street
and were surrounded by an elegant lux
ury which results from a combination
of wealth and refined taste. They enter
tained frequently, and Mrs. Remsen,
still a handsome woman, was always a
tonspicuous figure at the most notable
social and charitablo events of the
Emily, the eldest daughter, was a
woruan of 20, who commanded rather
than attracted admiration. She was of
admirable proportions, easy and regal
carriage, with a fine head well poised
on magnificent shoulders. As to her
face—well, I cannot describe it better
than did the eminent artist, Gaston de
Castilla, who was requested to paint her j
"Madam," said be to her mother, "I
do not like to undertake your commis- :
sion. Your daughter has one of those i
marvelous faces which defy art. Every j
feature is a departure from recognized ;
standards, and yet the result is nobility j
and beauty of the highest type. Only ;
nature herself can produce such effects. I
Through an imperfect countenance she J
sheds the rays of au illumined soul, till j
all faults are obliterated, forgotten. We I
poor artists cannot hope to supply on !
our cold canvas what so singular a face
must havo to make it beautiful. " Nev- :
ertheless he did paint the portrait, the
one which the detective had seen in Mr.
Mitchol'sroom, and he had succeeded at
least in suggesting the marvelous ef
fects of character, revealing itself
through the features. Other painters had
failed, perhaps because they appreciated :
less than he what they attempted.
This description also gives a hint of ;
the woman herself. A combination of
all the softer emotional elements, she j
dominated self and others by a supreme
will. She was rarely disobeyed by suitor
or by servant. That sho had engaged
herself to marry Mr. Mitchel had sur- .
prised the entire circle within which sho
moved, and yet perhaps the secret of his
success lay in the simple fact that he
had had the courage to ask for her, and
to do so in a loving but masterful way
which plainly showed that ho antici
pated no refusal or coy hesitancy. His
wooing had been of an impetuous whirl
wind kind, and ho was affianced to her
within a month of their acquaintance.
It was this fact which had caused the
most comment. Mr. Mitchel moved in
good society, but he was a newcomer,
and now that he had captured the prize
of the matrimonial market all were
asking "Who is he?" a question which
none seemed able to answer, no was a
southerner, and that single fact had
shed about him a halo of attractive light
which bad blinded the eyes of thosowho
feebly attempted to look deeper.
Mrs. Remsen had protested when
Emily announced her engagement, but
Emily had replied, "Mother, I have
given my worti," and the discussion
was ended. A few moments later she
had affectionately seated herself at her
mother's feet, and, after tenderly kiss
ing her, whispered: "I love him. He is
my king," and then buried her head in
her parent's lap. Few women arguo
against an appeal of that nature. Thus
Emily and Mr. Mitchel became engaged,
after which ho came and went much as
though he were the master of the house.
Why not, since he had become the mas
ter of its mistress?
Dora was her sister's antithesis, save
that both were brunettes. She was sim
ply a lovable, docile, impressionable,
pretty girl. She adored her mother and
worshiped her sister, whom she called
'' The Queen.'' Dora was only 17. There
had been three boys born between the
sisters, but they had died in infancy.
The two girls were in the sumptuous
parlor of their apartment, Emily lying
on the soft lounge, while Dora sat near
her in a cozy armchair, which made her
look almost a little girl.
"Queen, did you enjoy the opera last
night?" asked Dora.
"Oh, yes," replied Emily, "but you
know, my dear, comic opAa is cornio
opera, and all is said."
"It's all very fine for you to talk in
that patronizing way, Queen, about
amusement, but it is different with me.
I havo not outgrown the theater yet. I'll
tell you what I havo been thinking of
"Seriously," laughed Emily, pinch
ing her pretty sister's cheek. "Why,
you sly little rogue, you couldn't, be
serious if you tried."
"Oh, couldn't I! But listen. lam
going to aak Bob"
"Mr. Mitchel, you know. I told him
last night that I mean to call him Bob
after this, and ho kissed mo and said it
Was a bargain.''
"Kissenyou, did ho? Well, Miss Im
pudence, I liko that!"
"So did I. But you need not scold be
cause you know what Bob says is law.
You areas much afraid of him as—well,
as all tho rest of tho men are of you.
But I haven't told you what I am going
to do. I want Bob to take 1110 with yon
both whenever you go to tho theater."
"Oho! So that is your little plot, is
"Yes! What do you think of it?"
"What do I ibink of it? Now I shall
surprise you. I think it is an excellent
idea. I love you very much, my little
sweetheart sister, and shall be only too
glad to see you have as much pleasure
os your heart longs for.''
"You darling Queen !" and with an
impetuous bound the younger girl was
on her knees with her arms around
Emily, raining kisses upon her lips.
This effusive show of affection Emily
received with evident pleasure, for,
however dignified she could bo in her
bearing, leaving tho impression that she
was cold, in reality she was warm heart
ed to a degree which would have sur
prised the gossips.
Nestling her head in the folds of her
sister's soft silk gown, thus hiding her
face, Dora said timidly:
"May I tell you something, Queen?"
"Ha! You mischief, what have you
to confess now?"
"I have invited a man to call here,"
replied Dora, suddenly raising her head
and speaking with a different touch in
"Is that all?" laughed Emily. "Who
(4 the monsftr? Where did you meet
"I have met him several times at aft
ernoon teas. The last time he asked mo
I tgldhim he could
j do so this afternoon when I thought you
would be gt home. Was it very wrong?"
"Well, Di >ra, I don't think it was ex
actly proper, but perhaps it may be all
right, since you have met him at several
of our friends' houses. But what is his
"Yes, though he speaks English with
only a very slight accent,"
"I don't like Frenchmen. I know it
is preposterous prejudice, bur I never
meet one without thinking him a possi
ble actventurer. With their soft, syco
phantic ways, they remind me of cats,
i and I expect them to show their claws
at any moment. However, pet, perhaps
your Frenchman Till not call, and
"Oh, but he will! He said ho would
1 come this afternoon. That is why I
have" been so nervous. I was afraid yon
might be going out, and"—
"No; I will be here to protect you.
Besides I expect Bob at any moment.
Ho said he would come about noon, and
j it is after that already. Perhaps that is
jhe now. Yes; three rings 1"
"Ob, so Romeo and Juliet have sig-
I nals! But jump up, Queen. He must
| not catch us lying down and 'spoon
j «ng.' "
A moment later Mr. Mitchel entered,
to find both girls seated in tho most
| dignified manner, reading novels. Walk
; ing over to Emily, he stooped and kissed
i her lightly on the forehead, whispering,
I "My Queen." Next he patted Dora on
' the head as one would pat a child.
"Emily, I have taken the liberty of
telling a friend of mine that ho might
j call here. You do not mind?"
j "Why, of course not, Roy." She had
: made this name for him by eliminating
the first syllable of his second name,
; Leroy. Sho told him that thus she could
call him King without heralding it to
the world. Almost immediately the bell
! sounded again, and Mr. Barnes was in
troduced. Mr. Mitchel presented him to
the two ladies, and then devoted him
self to Dora, thus leaving tho detective
: perfectly free to converse with Emily,
i Being well educated and having trav
eled through England early in life, Mr.
Barnes soon made himself at ease and
talked like any society man. Presently
Mr. Mitchel took Dora to the window
and stood there looking out and chat
ting, apparently absorbed and unobserv
ant of the others. Mr. Barnes decided
that this was his opportunity.
"Pardon me, Miss Remsen, and let
the interest of a collector excuse the im
pertinence of my noticing that beautiful
pin which you wear. Cameos, I think,
are too little appreciated nowdays. They
are passed by, while statuettes bring
fancy prices. Yet does it not require ex
quisite skill to carve so small an ob
i "I agree with you, Mr. Barnes, and
am not at all angry with you for admir
ing my pin. You may look at it if you
wish. " Saying which she took it off and
handed it to him. It was tho facsimile
of those which Mr. Mitchel wore as but
tons, save that it bore tho image of
Shakespeare. The cameo was mounted
in a gold frame, and surrounded by dia
monds made a beautiful ornament.
"You would never guess, Mr. Barnes,
that that was once an ordinary button?"
Mr. Barnes assumed an expression of
surprise as though tho idea was entirely
new to him. All ho said was:
"It may have been a button, but sure
ly never an ordinary one."
"Well, no, not an ordinary one, of
course. I suppose you know that lam
engaged to your friend?"
Mi - . Barnes assented with a bow, and
"Shortly after we became engaged I
went to Europe, and while tliero I came
across a jeweler who produced tho most
"Lost one? No — that is, I don't know."
beautiful carvings in cameo and intaglio.
I ordered a set mado to bo used for but
"All similar to this?"
"Similar, but not identical. This one
has Shakespeare's head. The others rep
resent Romeo and Juliet."
Mr. Barnes determined upon a bold
stroke. Taking the button from liia
pocket and handing it to Emily he said
"Here is a cameo of Juliet. Perhaps
it may interest you?"
"Why, this is extraordinary! It is 0110
of my set!"
"One of yours. Why, have you lost
ono? How many did you have?"
"Tliorewere seven, including this one
of Shakespeare. The other six"— Here
she stopped and colored deeply.
"Miss Remsen, yon think that is ono
of the original set. If so, of course it is
yours, and I should bo too glad to restore
it to you. But have you lost one?"
"Lost one? No—that is, I don't
know." She seemed much confused and
looked intently at t!" button. Suddenly
her whole expression changed, and with
her self possession fully restored she
startled Mr. Barnes by saying: "I am
mistaken. This is not one of the orig
inal set. Yet it is very similar."
Mr. Barnes did not know what to
think. Did she divine that there might
bo some danger in admitting that there
was a seventh button still? Had that
matchless schemer Mitchel sent her a
note warning her to say that there were
but seven in the original set? Ho could
not decide at once, but hazarded one
"Miss Remsen, I have seen your por
trait. and it struck mo that that button
is a copy of it. What do you think?"
The girl once more became confused
and stammered, "I don't know."
Then suddenly, and with completo
composure again, she said: "Yes; I
think you are right. This is a copy
from my picture. Tho portrait was
made last summer, and afterward I al
lowed tho artist to exhibit it. I think
photographs were mado from it, and
possibly some cameo cutter lias used it
for his work."
This was ingenious, but not satisfac
tory to Mr. Barnes, for ho knew that it
was far from probable that another gem
cutter should have used the picture and
then havo called it Juliet. Besides, it
Wyuld_havo Jjoen toy grout a coincidence
to make a button of it. He decided,
therefore, that the girl was doing the
b-jst .rho could to invent a plausible ex
planation to a question which Mr.
Mitchel himself had simply refused to
answer. Not wishing to arouse any sus
picion in her mind that he doubted her
word, he replied quickly:
"That is very likely, and surely he
could not have chosen a better face for
"Mr. Barnes," said Emily, "you of
fered just now to give me this, thinkuig
that I had lost it. Of course I should
not accept a present from one whom I
have had the pleasure of knowing for BO
short a time, but you are Mr. Mitebel's
friend, and as I would really prefer not
to have my portrait in the hands of
strangers I accept your gift with
This was entirely unexpected. When
Mr. Barnes had mndo the remark that
he would bo glad to restore her her own,
he had done so feeling safe, because to
obtain it sho would need to admit that
sha had lost it. Now it seemed that she
had deprived him of his piece of evi
dence. He did not know what to say
when Mr. Mitchel walked across to them
and remarked pleasantly:
"Well, Emily, do you find my friend
Mr. Barnes entertaining?"
"Mr. Barnes has been most agreeable,
Roy, and, see, ho has actually given me
a present,'' saying which she handed the
button to Mr. Mitchel, across whoso
countenance Mr. Barnes thought he saw
a fleeting smile of triumph pass.
"I am proud of you, Emily. You
command homage wherever you extend
your influence. Do you know, Mr. Barnes
refused to givo this cameo to me only
this morning. Yon can guess why I
"Because it has my picture copied on
"Exactly. Mr. Barnes, allow me to
add my thanks to those of Miss Remson.
You can readily appreciate why we pre
fer to have this bauble in our own pos
Mr. Barnes thought that he could. Ho
saw that he was fairly caught, and that
he could do nothing without making a
scene. He met a glance from Mr. Mitch
el which we knew was meant to re
mind him of his promise not to annoy
Miss Remsen. He bad about decided
that he had been a fool to make such a
promise and to have visited the place at
all when ho suddenly changed his mind
as a servant announced:
"Mr. Alphonse Thauret."
Immediately the detective remember
ed the name. It was upon the card given
to him by the Frenchman who had left
tbe train at Stamford. He was watching
Mr. Mitchel when the newcomer was
thus unexpectedly announced, and ho
thought ho detected a glance of displeas
ure. Were these two men acquainted,
"Mr. Mitchel, let me present Mr.
Thauret " said Dora.
"I have had the pleasure of meeting
the gentleman before," replied Mr.
Mitchel, and with a stiff bow he crossed
to the side of Emily as though to pre
vent an introduction to her. This of
course was impossible, and Mr. Mitchel
was plainly annoyed. Emily stepped
forward, extended her hand to Mr.
Thauret, and then, turning, presented
him to Mr. Barnes, who had arisen, and
who simply bowed.
"Ah! Mr. Barnes," said the French
man, "I am delighted to meet you
"Why, do you know Mr. Barnes also?"
criod Dora, greatly surprised.
"Who does not know Mr. Barnes, the
celebrated detective?" He said this in
that extremely polite tone so much as
sumed by his race when inclined to be
most complimentary. Yet Mr. Barnes
thought that he had some sinister mo
tive in thus proclaiming his connection
with the police. Was it to prevent him
from calling upon these women again?
If so, he failed to make tho desired im
pression upon Dora, for that young
woman seemed fairly enraptured.
"A detective?" said she. "Are you
really tho great Mr. Barnes?"
"I am a detective, but scarcely a
"Oh,"but you are, you are! I read all
about tho wonderful way in which you
caught that man Pettingill. And now
toll me, are you going to catch the man
who robbed tho woman on the Boston
"How do yoj know that it is a
man?" asked Mr. Barnes, amused at
hor impetuosity and pleased at the turn
taken by the conversation.
"Oh, it is not a woman! lam sure
of that. I read about it in tho papers
this morning. I bought three, so as not
to miss anything. No woman would
havo been clever enough to plan it all,
and then carry it out so thoroughly."
"This is very interesting," said Mr.
Thauret. "Of courso, I, too, have read
the papers, but besides that, as you
know, Mr. Barnes, I was on the train
myself, and the first to be searched. I
have thought of the case ever since. In
my own country we claim that our de
tectives can unravel any mystery, and I
am curious to know how you will man
age in an affair of this kind. The thief
evidently is clever; do you not think so?"
Mr. Mitcliel had drawn apart and ap
parently was absorbed in a conversation
With Emily. Nevertheless Mr. Barnes
was confident that he missotl little of
what was being said by tho group of
which ho himself was one. Under ordi
nary circumstances he would not for a
moment havo thought of speaking of so
important a case before one who at least
might be suspected of complicity. But
these were not ordinary circumstances.
Here were two men, about both of
whom there was a mysterious connection
with the crime, or crimes, which he was
investigating. If either, or both, were
guilty, it was evident from their cour
age in visiting unconcernedly at the very
building in which the murder had been
committed that extremo skill would be
required to obtain a conviction. The de
tectivo therefore considered that these
men must bo met with methods as bold
as their own. Speaking in a tono loud
enough to reach Mr. Mitcliel' ; ears ho
"I think that the thief is clever, but
that ho is not so clever as he considers
"How is that?"
"Ho believed —I say 110, because, like
Miss Remsen, I think it is a man"—
"How delightful of you to agree with
me,'' said Dora.
"This man, then," continued Mr.
Barnes, "considers that ho has misled
me. He thinks that when I directed that
all the passengers should bo searched I
did so hoping to find tho lost jewels,
whereas I was not looking for tho jew
els, but for tho thief. "
"How could you do that?"
"You may think mo egotistic, but I
hoped to detect him by his conduct. I
was entirely successful. I know who
stole tho jewels. " This was a bold as
sertion, especially as Mr. Barnes had
not decided the matter in his own mind.
He wished to note tho faces of these men
when he mado tho statement. Ho gained
nothing by tho maneuver, for Mr. Mitch
el seemed not to havo heard, while tho
Frenchman quickly said:
"Bravo! Bravo! You are better than
Lecocq. It is like a wizard's trick. You
pass the suspects before you in xeviow,
and thon, presto! you pick out tho crim
inal with your eye. That is a charming
method, and so simple!"
"Mr. Thauret," said Dora, "you are
laughing at Mr. Barnes, and that is not
good natured. Mr. Barnes says ho knows
tho thief. I believe him. "
"Pardoi<! I believe hnq I did
not mean to laugh. But tell me, Mr.
Barees, how did the man secrete the
diamonds —I suppose they were <lia
monds, were they not?"
"Diamonds and other jewels. But let
me ask you—how would you have hid
den them had you been in his place?"
This time the shot went home. Plainly
the Frenchman did not like the sugges
tion of being himself t ! -1 criminal. He
quickly recovered his equanimity, how
ever, and answered:
'7 s r nu know, I have thought of that
very tu.. * "-rso I would probably
make a bung... ' Still I havo
thought of a way. "
"A way by which ho could i.a,o J
den the jewels, so that a search could
not havo found them, and yet in a place
accessible to himself afterward?"
"I think so. Perhaps lam wrong,
but I think my little plan would do
that much. The newspaper says the
jewels were unset stones. I should have
pushed them into the cake of soap in
the washroom. No one would think to
look for them there, and, even if so.
there would be nothing against me.
Afterward I should have gone back,
taken the soap, and the jewels would
have been mine."
"You are mistaken."
"You were tho first person searched,
and I watched you till you left tbe
train. It would have been difficult for
you to come to New York from Stam
ford on another train, and then gain ac
cess to the coaches on a side track and in
the hands of the scrubwomen. Even
then you would have failed, for I took
all the soap away and substituted new
cakes before the second man was
A smile on Mr. Mitebel's face proved
lhat he was listening, and that he was
pleased at the detective's cleverness.
The Frenchman shrugged his shoulders
and said, laughing:
"There, you see, I should never make
a thief. Besides, there was the satchel.
I had forgotten about that. One could
not hide a satchel in a cake of soap."
"But he could throw it out of the
window to mislead the man who picked
it up," replied the detective.
"You are shrewd, Mr. Barnes," said
Mr. Thauret, after a keen scrutiny,
which Mr. Barnes thought betokened
uneasiness. "But," he continued, "will
you tell me how you think the thief hid
the treasure on the train?"
"He hid it off the train," said Mr.
Barnes quickly, and to his satisfaction
both his men started slightly. Evident
ly Mr. Mitchel decided that it was time
for him to enter the game, for ho crossed
and joined the group, saying as he did
"Are you all discussing the train rob
"Oh, yes!" said Dora. "And it is
just lovely, the way Mr. Barnes has
found out all about it!"
"Found out ull about it? Has he in
"Yes! He knows who tho thief is,
and that he hid the jewels off the train."
"How very clever of you, Mr. Barnes,
to discover that. Where else could he
have hidden them, since the train itself
and everybody on it was searched?"
It irritated Mr. Barnes the way in
which Mr. Mitchel always seemed to be
little his skill. Ho was a trifle angry
therefore as he mado his next bold
"I will tell you, ladies and gentle
men, where the tluef might have hidden
tho jewels, on the train—a place which
no one thought of searching, not even
"Oh, tell us!" exclaimed Dora. The
two men looked interested, nothing
more. Emily had come behind Mr.
Mitchel and slyly slipped her hand with
"The woman carried the jewels in a
satchel. Suppose the thief had .stolen the
satchel and thrown it from the window.
Missing that, the woman would have
naturally concluded that the jewels were
gone, would she not? Very well. The
thief might have hidden the jewels in
her owjj pocket while she slept." Mr.
Barnes had hoped much from this prop
osition, but it was a distinct failure.
Either that was not tho thief's method
or else Mr. Mitchel and Mr. Thauret
were both innocent. Both smiled incred
ulously. Tho former spoke:
"That is too farfetched, Mr. Barnes.
How do you supposo that he would re
gain possession of tho gems?"
"Bymurdering tho woman," answer
ed the detective. Again he failed, for
neither of tho men winced. Mr. Barnes
was foiled for tho moment, but not en
tirely discouraged. Tho start which both
men had made when he suggested that
the stolen property had been hidden off
the train still remained to bo explained.
"Come, come, Mr. Barnes," said Mr.
Mitchel, patting his shoulder familiar
ly. "Don't let this case upset yoU so.
When you go so far for a theory, you do
not show the skill which you displayed
in tracking Pettingill. Why, oven I can
get you ft better one than that."
"You must not think me quite a fool,
Mr. Mitchel. If my theory seems pre
posterous, it does not follow that it is
tho only one at my command. We de
tectives must look at these cases from
all lights. I will wager that I can tell
you what your theory is?"
"Good! I am glad New York has
such a clover man to defend her. I ac
cept your wager. Here, I will write my
idea on a bit of paper. If you guess it,
I owe you an invitation to a good din
ner." Mr. Mitchel wrote a few lines on
the back of an envelope and handed it
"You think," said Mr. Barnes, "that
tho thief might have simply handed the
satchel and jewelry to a confederate at
a station decided upon in advance."
"Bravo, Mr. Barnes!" said Dora.
"You are a great detective. You have
won your wager. That is what is writ
"I owe you a dinner, Mr. Barnes, and
it shall bo a good one," remarked Mr.
"Would Mr. Barnes liko to win an
other?" asked the Frenchman, with
'' I would,'' said the detective sharply.
"Then I will wager with you that if
you ever clear up tho mystery you will
be obliged to admit that none of the
theories advanced is the correct one. "
"I cannot accept that bet," said Mr.
Barnes slowly, "because I am sure that
we have not mentioned tho true method
"Ah, you have another theory," Mr.
Thauret almost sneered.
"I have, audit is tho correct one,"
retorted Mr. Barnes, "but I prefer not
to disclose it."
"I think you are quito right, Mr.
Barnes," said Emily. "In fact, know
ing you by reputation as a man of great
shrewdness, I have not thought that you
were telling us your true ideas. It would
have been foolish to do so."
"Perhaps, though sometimes what
foolish may bo wise. ''
"Quite tme. And now, gentlemen, I
regret tho necessity of dismissing you,
but I have a ball on hand for tonight
and must beg you to excuse us that we
may prepare for it. You know in the
fashionable world we train for a ball as
athletes do for their sports. You will
forgive my sending you away."
This was her way, and men never re
sented it. They simply obeyed. Mr.
Barnes was delighted that both the oth
er men would leave with him. He had
prepared a trap for Mr. Mitchel, but
now he would entice two birds into it.
A3exi\pdre Dumas pere left 5 fmrion.
Airman <f#e Dumas (lis loft 3,000,000 francs.
Mayor Joeiah Quincy of Boston is the
flftn of that name to gnin fame and < ifiioe.
G vernor Morton uses dumbbell^,every
day ancl attributes his good health to the
Joseph L. Ingalls of Brldgeu>n. Me., is
80 years of ago and has just been shaved
for the Urst time.
Professor Dyebe, tho distinguished nit
uralist, is entirely self taught and did not
even know his alphabet when he <3
M. Henri Mcnier, the chocolate manu
facturer, has, -ays a Paris corri-spoil(lent,
bought tho island of Anticosti. Canada,
for the sum of 1,000,000 francs.
Captain Thomas Morley, a survivor cf
the charge of the Light brigade, Libby
prison and the Ford's theater disaster, is
iivlng in Washington and is in good health.
William M. Evarts. who is now 78 years
old. said a day or two since, "I attribute
my good health to the fact that I always
get out of bed late, and never tike any
physical exercise. ''
Congressman Harry Miner has managed
to get uu extendod and highly compli
mentary notice of his theatrical business
in the new Congressional Directory by way
of his autobiography.
The new Russian minister to Welling
ton is Ernst Charles Kotzebue, and he is
of German orlgiu. He was in the naval
service several years and comes of a family
distinguished for its military service.
William Morris, whom tho world usually
thinks of as an artist and poet, Is a prac
tical printer and the inventor of a print
ing press which has turned out the most
beautiful work technically of tho day.
Lord Glasgow, the governor of New
Zealand, when attending a cattle show re
cently, admired u certain Shorthorn bull.
Apparently, however, the bull did not ap
preciate tho sentiment, for ho tossed the
governor over a fence.
William B. Alrlch of llarrisburg, for
tho past 30 years cashier of the Dauphiu
Deposit bank, has a very peculiar signa
ture It Is almost as puzzling as tho sig
nature of Henry C. Kelscy, the secretary
of state of New Jersey.
The Rev. Minot J. Savage, since 1574
pastor of tho Unitarian Church of tho
Unit}-, Boston, has !>een called to the
Church of the Messiah, New York, as as
sociate to the pastor, Rev. Robert Collyer,
tho salary to be SB,OOO a year.
Nearly a half contury ago John Wana
maker, the Philadelphia millionaire mer
chant, was a resident of Fulton county,
Ind., living on a farm near Akron, where
ho trapped squirrels. Before reaching
man's ostato he removed to the oast with
Congressman Cyrus A. Sulloway, mem
ber for tho First Now Hampshire district,
is a Salvation Army soldier in good and
regular standing. Ho is a large, fiuo look
ing man, and a lawyer of high ability and
reputation. His wife, formerly Miss Mat
tio B. Webster, is a Salvation lassie.
Mr. John W. Williams of Chase City,
Va„ Is 6 foot 0?i inches high, 45 years old
and weighs 195 pounds. Ho had six broth
ers. Four are now living, and none of
them is less than 0 feet 2 Inches. His
uncle, Patterson Jennings, was 7 feet. On
his maternal side all are very tall people.
Emperor William consumes an extraor
dinary number of cigarettes dally.
Tho czar of Russia has recently substi
tuted tho pipe for tho cigaretto and seems
to enjoy it.
Old King Albert of Saxony smokes o
heavy German pipe, with a porcelain
bowl, and is devoted to it.
King Humbert of Italy, liko his father
before him, is what is called a "chain"
smoker and keeps one strong cigar after
another going all day long.
King Leopold of Belgium Is very fond
of his brier pipe and keeps his tobacco In
the pagoda on tlio hack of a bronze ele
phant on his library table.
Archduko Joseph of Austria, tho head of
the Hungarian brunch of the reigning
family, is the only living member of the
honse of Hapsburg who smokes a cherry
Tho Dukoof York always sports a grimy
and badly burned piece of old brier of the
"cutty" order, which he has smoked ever
since the days when he was a midshipman,
the forbidden luxury could be only
indulged In on tho sly.
The emperor of Austria smokes so called
Virginia cigars, which, being manufac
tured of tho rankest tobacco at Triest,
have straws running through thoin to
mako them draw and ure so green that
they have to bo hold In a llamo for several
minutes to light.
WORTH MORE THAN GOLD.
Santatun Is a gray mass very much llko
rubidium. Its value is SBO per ounce, al
though at wholesale It would bo a trifle
Thurltim closely resembles pallodlum,
but whpo tho latter Is worth only #8 per
ounce its twin, thurium, Is sold for sl6o
Germanium, closely resembling tin, us It
does, Is nevertheless worth $95 per oun<je
and Is ono of tho most expensive metals
used to any extent.
Vanadium comes In a black powder and
is one of the hardest metals to melt. It Is
of little use In association with other
metals, because cheaper metals secure tho
samo results that its use would give. Its
price Is S4B per ounce.
Gallium belongs to tho same group as
does .tin and is worth exactly ten times
what gold Is worth por ounce. It is not
used to any extent for any purpose, and it
is secured by tho deposit ill certain chem
ical operations, primarily for other pur
poses. Gold Is worth S2O per ounce, gal
lium S2OO. —New York Herald.
A out glass Inkstand, with silver
mounts, much favored this season, Is
square In form.
Kings for men continue to bo richly
curved and chased, Indian stylo, with
Stands for playing cards consist of a
pierced workcaso of silver, mounted on
end In an oblong silver tray.
The silver skirt grip, a practical devloe
for securing the Imok of the skirt to the
belt, recommends Itself to tidy women.
Zone shapod belt clasps, lncrusted with
email stones and receiving additional en
j-iebmept from colored enamels, lent} dis
tinction to tho simplest evening gown.
Tho prosont mania for Louis XV styles
has aided to the sumptuousness of the
modern woman's joweJ cases, for many of
tho brooches, coronets and watches are
ooplos of tho old court jewelry.—Jeweler/
Tahiti, In the south seas, Is now lighted
by eloctrlc lamps.
On July 81, 18W5, the telegraph com
panies of the world wero using 2,500,000
miles of wire.
A small electric lamp Is being used In
stead of a bell In some telephone exchanges
In England. Tho call for connection lights
A-ytrasburg electrician has devised an
incubator tho heat of which Is supplied by
electricity. Ho finds after close investiga
tion that M 0 chickens can ordinarily bo
counted on out of every 100 eggs placed in
Dr. M. G. Jenison of Minneapolis re
ports that ho is successfully using elec
tricity In checking hemorrhage from tho
extraction of teeth. Tho current, he says,
causes instant coagulation of tho Mood
and gives relief where the usual remedies
are without effeot.
PICK YOUR TOAST.
Woman, the tyrant we love, the friend
Woman, God bless her, tho boss of all
Woman, tha sweetest creature the Lord
Woman, she needs no eulogy; she speaks
Woman, the source of help, happiness
Woman —onco there was a woman, sir,
and here she Is!
Woman, tho bitter half of man. (For
th§ jise ofjt sour old baohelor.)
DUMA* YHE DRAMA.
"On tii.. stage charm Is more necessary
Tho sj .ict«n ar gives only succc the
rwwier gives fame."
"WV ner tlu ru aro assemblies f men
ther . j souls to.be won?'
"The stage is lexical and pitih -,s. That.
Is why it matos so much use of laughter
and of tears."
"A play that one reads is a play fchat>
will last, a pluy that oue rereads la .■* p|<*y
that will endu^o."
"The comedian adds to tho work of the
playwright all tho Intentions that the an
thor did not convoy."
"The stage has not the merit of correct
ing, but it has the right Ot preventing and
the right of verifying."
"In writing plays do not have tho pre
tension not to be mistaken, but tho firm
desire not to deceivo anybody."
"Playwrights who hope to livo In tho
future have hot only to Interest the pulv
lie; they have to win individuals."
"Plays are not written only for those
who go to the theater. They are written
also for those who do not go to the thea
"To convince a thousand Individuals
one needs only to move them; to convince
one person it is necessary to convince
"Xonecan be a dramatist if It ' • not
the flesh and lilood of humanity v .U ho
Is disposed to give to tiicse wb >li n and
to those who read."
"Men and women go to thetliei: • only
to hear of Jove and to tul o pari i the
pains and the joys that it lias cuu I. All
the other Interests of hnmanity rei; aiu at
"To express an idea, to formulate a the
ory. to sustain an opinion in publio are
things so grave that one's conscience
6hould never bo at rest if ono bo not abso
SOME NOTED WOMEN.
According to the teaohlngs of at least
ono rabbi. Eve was a blond.
The Empress Elizabeth of Russia was
one of the stoutest women of her time.
Mrs. Slddons was large, with very
striking features and an air of great per
Quoen Anne of England had a very red
face, from tho constant uso of stimulants.
Her irreverent subjects called her Brandy
Eleanor of England had a very strong
nose and an Iron will, and to tho latter,
no doubt, owed her influence over her hus
Fanny Mozart was a petite beauty of
exceedingly pleasing address. Her man
ners were very fascinating, and sho had a
confiding, sympathetic way that won all
Catherine II was a handsome woman In
early life, but dissipation and vlco soon
destroyed every trnco of her good looks.
She became very fleshy and coarse In ap
Henrietta Maria had a large raolo on hor
neck. Sho was often solicited to havo it
removed, but always refused, from a su
perstitious motive, to have tho operation
Artemisia, tho wife of Mausolus, who
built In honor of hor husband a tomb so
splendid that it has given his name to se
pulchral structures, was a brunette Groek
beauty. Hor eyes were brilliantly black,
and hor features very regular.
A Chinese poem celebrates the praises
of a Chinese beauty named Al-ee, who'
lived about the time of tho much lamented
Emperor Mo-vang, In tho elevonth contury.
Bho was said to havo the largest eyos and
tho smallest foet of any lady of her time.
The Goulds escape taxation in New
York, but they can't escape Sister Anna's
French investment.—Albany Argus.
If tho poster fad continues to develop,
tho tiino will como when evory man caj»
booomo his own artist.—Washington Post.
Tho first lesson in pessimism is loarned
by tho small boy who lives In a steam
heated and chlmneyless house on Christ
Now it is announeod that those World's
fair medals will not bo sent out until
spring. It may be pertinent to Inquire,
"What springy"—New York Press-
As gold has liecn discovered in Now Jor
sey wo apprehend that England will be
looking up hor bouu(hiry lipes on this con
tinent to see whore Now Jersoy is.—Cin
If anybody had bought Lord Dunraven
at this country's estimate of hlpi six
months ago and should sell him at its es
timate of lilin now, there would be anothor
awful case of bankruptcy.—Boston Globe.
A Kansas man has discovered that
brandy can bo made out of wot olm saw
dust. Now a discouraged Prohibitionist
asks what chanco can "a good cause have
when a man cfin go forth with a rip say?
and got drunk on a rail fence.—Neogd
Bocomlng too fast Is tfco growlnpr ganger
of overombltious municipalities. Chicago
presents a timely warning.—Boston UlobO.
Chicago boasts of being the best vacci
nated olty in the oountry, and yet sho takes
everything sho can get her hands on.—St.
It ought not to make much difference to
havo a street oar striko In Philadelphia.
It Is rather a slow town anyway, so tho
pooplohavo time to walk.—Pittsburg Dis
Hobokon has become so moral of late
that tho thirsty got tholr beer with a ben
ediction, tho suicides are oausod by reli
gious mania, and the Sunday dances aro
sacred hops.—Jersey City Journal.
Chicago papers devote a needless amount
of space to discussion how tholr bankrupt
town can "raise tho wind." Thero is no
need of going to tho trouble of raising 16
In Chioago. Tho town Is full of it.—Wash
A homely woman is not nepessftrlly.ft
woman who stays at home. —West Cnloh
It Is a pity thi\t girls do not practjoo
patience more and tho piano less.—Atchi
Now let us have a woman's edition of
Tho Congressional Hecord. Thoy haVo
had a whack at almost everything else.—
Mrs. J. Ellon Foster made tho mistake
of her life when she did not settlo in Utah
and become United States senator.—Mil
It is particularly hard that tho price of
camphor should bo forced up so high this
year, of all others, when there aro so many
pairs of bloomers to h» preserved.—Somor
It is as foolish to uso too much spaco as
Words to on advertisement are like ipo«
cac to a sick man. "Just enough" will
strengthen; more will weaken.
In a small advertisement thero should
be but one catch lino. With more than
one It Is apt to resemble a poorly set dis
Never put Ln an ad. anything which does
not api>oar convincing to you. If It will
not Impress you, how can you expeot It? to
Tho first requisite of an ad. writer Is
that ho shall be ablo to say the samo thing
differently, but always concisely and in
terestingly, several days ln succession.—
Some people mistake contrariness foi
If there is any sham in a woman, It
comes out when she has company.
Investigate a popular woman, and you
will find she has uo violent opinions.
Ever* one discovers some day ?hat when
ho asks for simple Justice ho Is asking too
As people grow oldtr their allegiance to
a town is foundod upon their interest In a
grave In lis cemetery.
Compel a man to loaf who has alwayjp (
been busy, and he Is as uncomfortable AS
a loafer Compelled to work.—
Globe. " w