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Mot "single line" redactions, bat -'WHOLE LOTS" sacrificed.
Tiiii-is a Genuine Slaughter Sale of all Summer Shoes
SHOE>> FOR MEN. ■ Shoes re»luced 10 per cent.
SHOES I'OR BOYS. I Shoes reduced 20 per cent.
SHOPS FOR WOMEN. C Shoes reduced 30 j>er cent.
SHOES FOR MISSES. I Shoes re«luce<l 40 per cent.
SHOES FOR CHILDREN. I Shoes reduced 50 per cent.
SHOES FOR INFANTS. | Shoes reduced 60 per cent.
All Kinds of Shoes at All Kinds of Prices.
Shoes sold in this sale warranted to be lower than manufacturers'
prices and much lower than other retailers ask for inferior goods.
LADIES' Tan, Lace and Bntlon Shoes BOYS' Russet Shoes, Razor and square
13, fi.so, now #2.50; and ( 2.75 now toes, the /1.50 and #1.35 grades, go at
$2. fi.so and $2 now |I.IO and $1.50. 95c and <1.15 Buff Bals were fi.oo,
$1. 25 and $1.35 now ft. now 75c.
MFN'S Russet Shoes, Razor and New- LADIES'Fine Oxfords were 75c a»d
port toes were is, (4 and $3.50, clearance (1, now 50c. Opera Slippers were 75c,
andj. now f 1.10 and }1. 50. at 75c.
Fl* i; Euff Bals and Congress were MISSES'Tan Shoes with spring heels
|f.2S, now 85c. $r and $ 1.2;. One lot of Black, all go
YOUTHS' Russet Shoes were $1.25 at 75c.
and fi 50, all go at 90c and ft 10. WOMEN'S" Home Slippers at 19c, 25c,
WORKING Shoes 75c. 40c and 50c.
Shoes at almost any price. A bargain in every pair.
These Shoes are not shoddy, cheap trash, but
honest goods made of honest ieather.
°"» L, B. C. HOSELTON.
Grand Reduction Sale!
I will soon move into my new store and before doing so I wish
to close out my present stock and in order to accomplish my purpose
I have marked the prices away dewn—so low you are sure to buy
after seeing these goods and learning the extremely low prices I am
asking for them. I wish to open my new store with an entire new
stock, i-'o visit my store and you will get a bargain of a lifetime.
Space will not permit me to quote many prices but here are a
few of the many bargains I am offering:
Boots, Shoes and Rubbers at Less than Factory Prices.
; 1 lot Ladies Fine Dongola Oxfords- • 1 lot Mens Fine Calf, razor toe tip■
: pat. tips, regular price fi .00, reduc-■ • the latest style, regular price $2.25,;
•ed to 50 ceats. : : reduced to $ 1.50.
i 1 lot Ladies fine Dongola, opera j 1 lot Mens fine Russett shoes, razo - ; J
: toe slippers, sizes 4to 8, regular- -or Yale toe, regular price $2.25, re-- .
: price 75c., reduced to 50c. : iduced to $1.35. :
: 1 lot Ladies fine Russet Shoes, • -Metis working Shoes, several styles,-
: Vhby STYLISH, all sizes, regular; J all solid, good wearing—worth J2.40 •
j price $2.00, reduced to 11.25. : jto $1.75, your choice fi.25.
The above and many other bargains will be offered at thi 1
Grand Reduction Sale. \
Yours for Good Shoes Cheap, i
Ss EII: BUTLER, PA. i
The only brick'hotel in the town, newly furnished, '
elevator, free bus to trains and springs. Rates, #2 per is
day, weekly rates on application to the proprietors. 1
HAGGERTY & WHITE. i
Prescriptions and Family Recipes 1
arc matters of importance and should ]
be filled carefully and with pure dnigs only, w.' give them our special
The Baby + ->
requires a little special care during the warm weather, espec
ially if fed from a bottle, we have a supply of frest infant food, at all I
times, also bottles, nipples, tubes, bottle and tube cleaners etc. It you
desire a sterilizer we can supply you with one, or will be pleased to
furnish any desired information concerning them,
Disinfectants should t»e used extensively at this season of the year,
the iKst being copperas, chloride-lime, and crude carbolic acid, the
latter being better than the pure, as in purifying an important dism-
fecting agent is removed, we have a large supply of these at all times.
We also carry a full ine of toilet articles and sick-rr>oni requisites.
KEDICK & G ROHM ANN
PEOPLES PHONE. 114. BUTLER PA.
mmi smi * bisi GOODS*
*SOOO MRU * MB mtß+
I hese arc the things that have enabled me to build i?t> a first-class tailoring trade
during the last year.
We have the most skillful, painstaking cutter; employ none hut the very best
workmen; handle nothing hut the very !>est goods, both foreign and domestic, and
guarantee you perfect satisfaction in each ana every particular, and for all this
el argc you simply a fair living profit.
J. S. YOUNG,
Tailor, Halter and Men's Furnisher ggiiSaJS?- ° p
TRY US ON JOB WORK
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
' RAILROAD TIME TABLF.S.
.PENNSYLVANIA Ki 4,
Western °erntylvan:a D.vi-or..
Schedule in Effort May 18 1896.
| South. —'—Week IMJS-
A. M. i. >1 *. *. r. >I. P si.
HTUB Leave CS cuo 11-f> 505
'aroiji.ur^. .ArxtrcCM »•« 11 4:1 310 s:«
iJUtlerJe'l... " 7J7 » V KO7 3U"> 5 ."3
Batter Jet ...Leave 730 84» is 12 ;l >93
I >'®tn»n» ..Anive". 38 *5- 1221 :ui fcu2
I T.ir. Ltum 7 4:! i* 03 12 2G 35* 607
I Sprlllrfiißl-. h. 9 12 3" 4 0--
Ciaremoct 807 H25 12 M 416 627
Shar. sfun- «14 5 101 422 «:>«
AllegHeay> Ity «2S 941 114 4.6 42
A. M A. ». r. M. I'. M. F. M.
SIJSDAY THAINS Le&vo llutler for AUe
glitu) < lty :iQd»rlac., «: Intt ri:.edlate milo Lß
7:40 A. M.. • :3o ana 5 00 P. M.
>'ortti. - Week Days—*—
A. M. A. M. A. 11. P. X. P, M.
• Hegheny City. Lv. 7 900 11 25 300 530
1 Sliarpftmrg 711 912 1137
Clareiiioni 11l it 45
Hpniirfdaie -j3O M 59 657
Tarentura 732 :> 39 12 <*S 330 607
Natrona 737 V 43 12 13 334 611
Butler jc't AT 7v> 950 12 23 340 oio
Butler Jc't X.T 745 950 12 ;; 45 6So
Saxoiiburg 810 10 15 12 *9 »09 SU
ril i:JK Ar. 535 10 3» 125 4 :i5 7"O
A. M. A. M. P. W, P. M. P.
SUNDAY TKAINS—Leave Allegheny Cltj for
Bu! !er and principal iiitermpalate statloii.i
A. M.. 123.J ami Taj I'. M.
Week Daya ITor the Eiet liayi-.
p. tn a. 13. a. m. p. in.
245 fi 25 Lv BUTLBR...Ar 10 02 12 S6
335 727 Ar Butler Jc't Lv 'J 53 12 42
340 745 Lv Butler Jc't Ar 940 12 34
340 749 Ar Freeport.. Lv 930 12 30
350 753 " Alleg'y Jc't " 933 12 21
400 804 " Leec&barp.. " 920 12 1/
■4 19 821 "Faalu.n( Apollo" 905 11 £5
445 851 " Suite burg-..." 837 11 32
518 922 '• Blair?ville..." 805 II 00
527 930 "Blairsvillo las'n"7 45 10 15
#SO 11 35 ' Altoona "3 40 800
100 310 " K*rrint>urg..."ll 50 310
430 023 " Philadelphia. •8 50 11 20
a. n-. p. in. p. m. p. m.
Through trains lor the eai*t leave Pitu-
Inrg (Union Station) as follows:
Atlantic Express, daily 3 10 A. M.
Pennsylvania Limited " 715 "
Day Express, " .....7 30 "
Main Line Express •' .....8 00 "
Philadelphia Express " 430 P. V.
Eastern Express " 705 "
Fast Line " .....8 10 "
For detailed information, aJdre.-e Thos.
E. Watt, Paes. Agt. Westorn District, cor
Filth Ave. and Smithfieid St., Pittsburg,
S. Y. TREVOST, J. K. WOOD,
General V aaager. G.JH'I l'assr. Agent.
pITTSBURG & WESTERN
Railway. Allegheny Short
Line, bchedule in effect, July 19,
Butler Time, Depart. Arrive
Allegheny Accommodation..' «25& m 3 25am
Allegheny Flyer ■ * 15arn 10 00 i.m
Akron .Mali ! 8 19 am' 7 30 pm
Newcastle Accomo 8 15 am 9 2' am
Allegheny Accomo j 10 05 ?m'i2 '2O pm
Allegheny Express I 2 55 pm 4 .v. pm
Chicago Express 3 35 pm'l2 20 pni
Allegheny Mall . 605 pm 730 pm
Ell wood Accomo 6 C 5 pm 730 pm
Chicago Expi-ess 6 05 pm. 9 25 am
Allegheny Express , | s 00 pm
Kane and Hraoford Mall ' 0 05 am 5 20 pin
Clarion Accomo 5 is prn 9 50 am
Foxburg Accomo | 7 35 pm 8 OS am
Deforest Jet. Accomo 8 15 am 7 30 prn
Allegheny Accomo ito 1 >am
1 hicago Express | 3 35 pm 4 &> prn
Alleglii-nj Accomo 600 y ia, 456 pm
Pullman Buffet Sleeping Cars and flrst-cla»-.
">ay Coaches lur through between Butler and
( Chicago dallv.
For thresh tickets to points la the West
Northwest or 3outhwtet apply to
A. B. CKOUCH, Agent
Trains leave the B. * O. depot In Plttburg
for the East asfol'owb.l
For Washington D' C., Baltimore, Phlladei
plila, an 1 New York, 7:30 and 9SO p. m
Cumberland, 6:40, 7 :30, a.in. 1 :10, 9SM p. m. Con-
Belavllle. 6:40, 7:30, a. m. 1.10, 4.30, 4.45, 5.30, 9.20
b>. in. Unlontown, 7.20 a. m . 1.10, 4.30, 5.30 p. m.
Colon town. Morga r tows and Fairmont, 7,30, a,
m. and 5,30 p. m, Mt.flcaaaat 6.40. 7.30 a. m.
'.loand 4.3» pm. Washington, Pa., 7.40 and
.30 a. rn., 4.00,4.45 and 9.00.11.55 p. m. Wheel
ng. 7.40. and 9.30 ft. m., and 4.iX), 9.< JO. 11.56 p.
Cincinnati, St, wOUl.'t, ( olumbus and New
ark, 7.40 a. rn., 9.10, 11.55 p, m.
For Chicago. 2.40 and 9.30 p. m.
I Parlor and sleeping '-ars to Baltimore Wafh-
Ington, (tnclnnatl and (.'lilcturo.
H. 0. DUXKLE, Gen. Supt. Allegheny, Pa
C. W. BA?HSTT, A.U.P.A , Allegheny, Pa
H. P. RKYSOLDS, Bapt.. I'osburg, Pa.
VpHE PITTSBURG, SHENAN
GO & LAKE ERIE RAILROAD.
TIMP] TABLE—In effect Monday. June
28, 1896. Trains are run by Standard Cen
tral Time (90th Meridian).
(JOIKGNOBTH. GOINO SOUTH
10 14 I 12 ! STATIONS 3 11 113
p.mipm .'p.m. Arr Lv 'ea.m. a.m. i" rn.
j 4 r i 2 30l BulTale 5 36, •! 2
... 1 3 24i 1 06| .Dunkirk , 6 56| 1 4
T O0 ! 1 42 9 4H Erie 6 10' 8 35 3 3
6 25 1 09 a 15 . Wallace Junct. « 4. » it i 1
6 20 1 i>4 9 11 (ilrard 6 501 f 18 « 1
6 091-2 54 85a .... Lockport. ... 7 0019 25 » 2
6 02! i? *" 851 . CranestUle. » 7 03' » ■ 4 3
iTa 10 2} ar.Corineaut lv. 1 7 40; 3 1,
BM| I 740;1v ar ....lio 221 61,
5 57~.i «•' 8 4."'ar.. .A'con lr 7 111 941 4Ci
543 it 33 8 311 .. Shadcland... 723 953 4
5 40 12 30 8 2*1... Sprlßgboro. .. 7 27! 9 56, 4 5,
5 J3 12 24 8 2:» ..Conneautvllle.. 7 :v»'lo 031 5 d ,!
50-12 M 8 OTi... Mea'v'le .! t... <. oo'lo 25l s'?
1 Silts lii « 0V ar. Expo.Park, lv 8 07 10 15: 4 67
4 57i10 151 7 M lv ar 8 07; ...
4 56i'0 02. 7 201 IV .Couu'tiLake 02 4 i
. . 12 221 8 10|ar ar 8 17 :0 50 6 3
4 20 9 :e> 6 45| v..Moadvtlle..lv '• 9 35 42
....(12 47) 8 42;ar ar 8 42i)l 25. 6 1
NO2 'I 51 ( 7 42 . No I|lo 39 936
II 4« 7 37!.. .Adamsvlile 10 44 5 49
....11 38; 7 271 Osgood 10 Mi 5 CO
6 28,11 301 7 15, ...Greenville ... t 30 11 07| t> C
6 18 11 20, 7 05 ....Khenango.... 6 40 11 20 » 08
G 00 io6f I 6 4» .... Fredonfa.. 7 03 11 44 6 23
541 10 43 6 25 Mercer 72 2 12 04 7 00
5 30 10 2v: e 10 I'ardoe 7 36 12 22 7 14
5 1» 10 20 6 00 ... Grove city. .. 7 47 12 33 7 25
5 lit. 10 08 , 548 .. Uarrlsvllle.... 758 12 45 736
4 58 10 %; 6 10 . . Branchton. ... 8 06 '2 51 7 4»
5 00 ... .1 8 itliv TBranchton!a7f 10 1210 777.
5 461 855 ar...Milliard...ly c a 11 151 ....
4 53j 95, 535 .v.. . KelßiersTTTT 810 12 581 fit
4 39 9 42/ 5 2" Euclid 8 22, 1 12, 8 03
4 10| 9 15| 4 50'.... Butler 8 f3| 1 42; 8 32
2 20 1 720 Allegheny, PAWU 011 S SOI
- l.'i a.in Pittsburg,B.to, p. rn p. m .
NOTB. —Train NO. 1 atarta from Exposi
tion Park at 5:45 a.m. Mondays only. No.
2 runs to Exposition Park Saturday* only.
Trains 15 and 10 will run Sunday only
between Itutler and Exposition Park,mak
ing ail stops. Lv Butler at 7:30 a.m. Re
turning leave Exposition Park 6 p.m.
J. T. ill. AIK. General Manager, Greenville, i-a
W.G. SABGKANT, G. P. A.. Meadvllle. Pa
Butler Savings Bank
Butler, F 3 a.
Capital - - $60,000 00
Surplus and Profits, $119,263.67
OS. L. PUIiVIS President
. HENBY TBOUTMAN Vice- "jsident
WM. CAMPBELL, Jr i'ashiei
LOUIS B. STEIN Teller
DIRECTOKS—Joseph I. Purvis, J. Ilenry
Trontman, W. D.Brandon, W. A. Stein, J. s.
'lhe llutler Savings hank ts tlie Oldest Bank
Ing Institution In Butler County.
General banking business transacted.
Wo solicit accounts of ell producers, rn»T
chants, farmers and others.
All Bu.llne.lS entrust jd to us wIU receive
Interest paid on time deposits
The ButlerCoun!y National Bank
Capital p»id In $100,000.00
Surplus and Prollls $87,962.35
Jos. llartman, Pre*ident; J. V. Kitts.Yice
President; C. A. Bailey, Canhier; John G
McMarlin, .Ass't Cashier.
A general banking business transacted.
Interest paid on time deposits.
Money loaned on approved security.
Wo Invite >ou to open an account with this
DIRECTORS-Hon. .Joseph llartman. Hon. W.
ti. Waldron, Mr. N. M. Hoover. H. McSweeaey,
K. K. Abrams, c. p.Collins, I. G. Smith, Len'le
P. Ha/.lett, M. Kim gar. W. flenry Wilson, John
Humphrey, Dr. W. < . McCa&alcaa. Ben Masseth
Harry Heasley. J. V. RUts.
• • Uy.\ >!' ! :J... ,
•tJ VIJfT'M ,r ' ■■', r "•
, +\.£uJm* *1 wr A v-.-
♦ •> il :lf) ICU ,'ir •*.<•! ii.il,* «. p„r,tt j
BTJTLER, PA., THURSDAY, AUGUS V 27, 1890.
Much in Little
1» especially true of Hood's Pills, for no medi
cine ever contained so great curative power in
so small space. They are a whole medicine
chest, always ready, ai- ■ I ■
ways afflctcnt always sat- ■II
Isfactory; prevent a cold 111
or fever, core all llrer ills,
sick headache. Jaundice, constipation, etc. 2Sc.
The only Pills to take with Hood's Sxrsaxxiriila.
WOULD YOU MAKE MONEY ?
Attend This Sale
sf.;o Men's Shoes reduced to 88c
$1.25 Men's Shoes reduced to 88c
SI.OO Men's Shoes reduced to 88c
$1.25 Boy's Shoes reduced to 88c
OUR LEADERS GO At 88c.
Men's Oil Grain 2-buckel shoes 88c
Men's Oil Grain Creole Shoes 88c
Men's S Kip Brogans 88c
Ladies calf and oil grain shoes 88c
IT IS WONDERFUL
WHAT 88c WILL DO
Men's Hall Shoes reeluced to 88c
i Youths' Bicycle Shoes 88c
Misses' Strap Sandals go at 88c
Ladies' Fine Dongola Oxfords 88c
Have You Got 88c?
If you have, bring it to us
and we will give you more for it
than you ever got before. If you
have not got it. borrow it and at
Great 88 Cent Sale.
Butler's Progressive Shoe House.
2i5 South Main St., BUTLER PA
C. E. MILLER,
KEP/.«IN(i PROMPTLY DONE.
% Tboroug!) protection
% pricej rv;
AO in Jaros Hygienic
All grad'- of rnderwer 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, enn'a
The Place to Buy
ING AND HEATING STOVES,
GAS BURNERS AND FIX
TURES, HOSE, BATH TUBS,
iMPROVFD WEISHBACH GAS
W.H. O'BRIEN LON
107 East Jefferson St.
1,, C. WICK
Huufh and Worked Lumber
0» AL. KINDS
Di'i rs, Sash, Blinds, Moululngs,
Shingles and Lath
Always In Stock.
LIME. HAIR AND PLASTLK
Offle«> oppoHite P. <fcjW. Depot,
Sabecribe for the CITIZEN.
[l opyrlifht. 13P0 by Amt-rican Preaa A&>ucia
In a former chapter it wad said thnt
Captain Brandon placed the utmost n'-
liance iu-all but one of his men, and to
this man he could not openly show hiH
suspicion. His name was Patch, and
he was employed at Omaha to drive one
of the mule teams. Short, thickset and
bullet headed. Patch looked an ideal
prizefighter, an effect heightened by a
broken UOBO and the absence of front
teeth. Patch was very taciturn beyond
the professional swearing at his mules,
profanity being considered on the plains
as essential to the mule's prvgress and
usefulness us harness. He rarely spoke,
and he never joined the people about
the campfire in the evenings.
His great delight was to sit on tlie
wagon box and chew tobacco. He actu
ally devoured great black slabs of it.
From this perch he would watch the
immigrants, or rather he would watch
one of them, Clara Blanchard. He fol
lowed her every movement with his red
rimmed eyes, and at times was so fasci
nated as to fall into a mesmeric state
and sleep em the box all night.
Patch submitted to Captain Brandon's
discipline. He had a eiread ul the tall
guide, anel would have offered no re
sistance had that person kicked him, but
behind this show of obeelience the de
baseel spirit was in revolt. He would
have deserted at once but for the fascina
tion that kept him within the sight e>f
Clara Blanchard. Through his dim
brain the thought <?rept. "If I was to
help bust this outfit up, thein Bouton
chaps mout let me have charge of her
like a kinder reward "
While watching his mules that day
Patch discovered something which had
escaped the notice of Captain Brandon
aad which could not have been thought
of by Boutcn's party—vis, the river,
on which the semicircular corral wall
abutted, wm so shallow at the upper
part of the camp and for many yards up
the river that it could be waded with
out reaching a depth above the knee,
and in this way the place could be sur
prised and taken in the rrar. Patch
was on guard the first half of tlie
night, and it can be said that he was
too much absorbed in the contemplated
treachery to give any thought to the
duties or dangers of his position. He
listened eagerly to everything that WM
said, and the instant lie was relieved
he resolved to test the practicability of
his own scheme. Ho succeeded in reach
ing tho outlaw camp and was brought
before Bouton, who at once asked:
"Are thero many more like you over
in that camp?"
"No. boss, there ain't another one. I
was mighty lonely over there, and that's
why I left"
"Left?" repeated Bouton.
"Yes. Lit out"
"You're a deserter, then?"
"As full blowed and fresh a ono as
you ever clapped eyes on, "chuckled the
wretch. "I can give you a few wrinkles
that'll '.fu<n your "
"Well, what art; th- y»»"
Patch lowered his voice to make his
words more impressive and confidential,
and then told of his discovery anil of
fered to guide Bouton and his men.
"But what if you are a spy and want
to lend us to destruction?" n.sked Bou
ton, who in his heart felt that the
wretch was sincere in his villainy.
"Couldn't you shoot me down at once
if yon seed I was givin you away?''
Bouton believed the renegade and
was resolved to try his i>lan at once.
Two hours of daylight remained, time
sufficient to win and to have an hour to
"One-half of the force win be suffi
cient, " said Bouton. "Get ready, men,
as I call your names.''
He was selecting his men when Black
Eagle sped in from the darkness and
stood gasping in their midst.
"What Is it, Black Eagle? Speak!"
shouted Bouton, alarmed at the manner
of the young Shoshone.
"What of him?"
"Killed, we fear! Come, come! Cap
tain Brandon is back in the hills!" And
Black Ea«le waved his arms in the di
rection from which he had coma
After Captain Brandon left the camp
—ostensibly to find the man who had
been firing at them all day, but really
to spy out tlxe enemy and to get a good
Idea of their force and raise the siege if i
feasible by a bold dash—he crept to the
Bummit of the cliff and found the rifle
man's post deserted. From this vantage
ground he oould count tho men about
there and nee exactly where the vedettes
were posted. Satisfied with tho sur
vey and resolved to lead a dash on the
Bl<fiping outlaws, he started hack to his
owwinp by a circuitous route that led
him farthest away from the enemy.
He had gone safely over half the <lis
tance when ho came to a halt by hear
ing low voices near by. Captain Bran
don crouched down behind a rock and
listened. The vcitees soon ceast d, and ho
could hear tho light, quick step of au
"Arc there iruiny more like you over In
Indian as lie glided back to the outlaw
camp. Ho also heard tho clicking of
Henry Kyle's rifle its he paced the hill
with a step n£ noiseless as tho falling of
In this trying situation Captain Bran
don never lost his presence of mind. He
reasoned that it would be fatal to bring
on a conflict then; and that if lie could
strike tho river at a point higher up ho
could swim down till he reached his
own camp. He started to carry out this
plan, but in a short time found his
course blocked by a precipitous mass of
rocks that was the extension of a moun
tain spur abutting on the river. He
turned with the intention of finding a
path to the water, when suddenly, on
rounding a bowlder, he found himself
face to face with Henry Kyle.
With the strength of a giant and tho
quickness of a tiger the captain threw
himself upon this man and IK ire him to
the ground. The rifle fell from the
younger man's grasp iia lie was in .lie
act ot failing, and tins cwptain aid uui
attempt to nae hie.
Henry Kyle's first impulse was to
shout to his companions for aid. but
the lion in his natuiv asserted itself be
' »-o tiio ('XT rose to his lips. He had a
youiig iuikii n priue in his strength and
activity. M;m to man he felt himself to
be the p<-er of the best Why should he
f. ar this white headed man single hand
id? He did not four him. With an effort
( that amaztd the captain Henry strug
! gled to his feet and tried to reach his
! knife, but the iron grip on his arm
, tightened and he could feel his muscles
, crushing and his veins swelling painful
j ly below where the hard hand grasped
"Not a word, Surrender at once,"
| hissed the captain, "or I will crush you
to death.' *
I "You surrender," replied the young
man with a fierce oath, "for you can
not get away from me. "
"Deluded wrotch! If I could meet
all your baud one or two at a time this
i way the work of destroying them would
be simple, Imt I have pity for you, pity
for tho mother that they say still loves
you,'' said the captain. And as he spoke
he seized the knife in the young man's
belt and sent it rattling down the rocks.
"I do not want your pity! Curse you!
Release me or I will go at you with my
This was shouted in a voice of min
gled anger and pain, and the cry was
heard down the river by the Indians.
"Hold him, Henry! Hold him!" cried
"Hurry, hurry!" was the response.
Captain Brandon heard the Sioux and
Shoahonee advancing, and knew that
self preservation demanded prompt ac
"On your own head be the blood,
then,'' he said.
Tho young man tried to tear himself
away, but he was as a child in this
man's hands. He felt himself being lift
ed bodily into the air and poised there
for an instant; then he know no mora
The Indians, who came a moment
afterward, found Henry Kyle crushed
and bleeding on the rocks.
"D j not try to change me," repeated
It was an appeal to his father rather
than an assertion of his own inflexible
"I cannot read your past, " he went
on, "but I see my own present, and I
must work for my own future. This I
will do with love for you, my mother
and Nora, but do not force me to diso
bey by asking me to run counter to my
own sense of duty. "
"He has his uncle Frederick's spirit
and his ♦ido Frederick's ways. OGod,
O God!" cried the agonized father, and
his fingers again interlocked and his
head fell forward on his breast
"An uncle Frederick!" exclaimed
Louis. ''l never heard you speak of him
"Ho is dead," wailed tho distracted
"Oh, Valentine! Tell him all! Tell
him all!" cried Mrs. Kyle, coming over
and kneeling beside her husband, with
her white hands pressed about his, so
hard and brown. "Ease your heart by
telling Louis all. A knowledge of the
ono rash act of your life will not quench
"Oh, my father, thero can bo no act
in the past that would change mo. You
have been to mo from my earliest mem
ory my ideal of all that is brave, self
denying and noble. I ask not to lift the
mrtain of your past But bear me—be
ieve mo that I would die to save you
low; that lam ready to bear with you
ill the troubles of the past and to shuxe
rith you all the burden they have
ironght For many years I have noticed
hat the Bliadow of a great affliction
rang over your heart, and I havo yearn
>d to dispel it by the sunshine of my
>\vn lova But do not let us yield to
lespalr; there are four of us left,'' he
ion tinned, drawing Nora to his side and
lissing her wet cheeks. "If need be, I
rill give up all else to make you happy,
rat I should scorn myself if I did not
bllow the light that I have, and that
ight leads me to act for your good as
veil as mine."
' 'Trust him, husband. Trust Louis,"
ileaded Mrs. Kyle.
Valentine Kyle heavod a sigh, and,
his lips, raised his agonized
'aoo to the ceiling. Could he open his
loart to his own sou—to this only sou,
'or the other was worse than dead—
md show him thero tho blood stains that
lad remained fresh through all the
rears sinco that awful night?
Tho conflict between desire and
ihame, duty and love, tho confirmed
aabit of secrecy and the fear of letting
n more light, and of knowing what his
ion might think of him, was fearful
"I will tell Louis all, all, " he said,
itraightening up, with such an expres
lion on his face as brave men wear when
iio ship is sinking beneath them.
"Shall Nora and I withdraw?" asked
Mrs. Kyle, taking her daughter's hand
ind leading her toward the door.
"Yes, wife, and tell her the whole
;ruth. Tho years have mado our secret
x» big and heavy for two to bear. Wo
thought that time would obliterate it,
•jut it has grown and grown and gnaw
id into my soul like rusting fetters on
iho limbs of a prisoner. "
Mrs. Kyle bowed and with Nora left
tho room and quietly closed tho door be
hind her. When they were alone, Louis
laid, ' 'Let us sit side by side, father,
»nd let me hold your hand as when I
was a child."
"No, no, Louis, v-i or:tin it hold my
aand till you li:n I- r< 1 my story, for
is I B]>eak you mij, '1; n;; it from you
with scorn, and thu >!< l ki'l me."
"I swoar to you by i' 1 ' iod whom
you taught mo to worshi; .■ i I could
aot do such a deed if I na\. your arm
reddened by the blood of the innocent
to the shouldir," cried Louis with im
"Do you see this hand, my son?" Mr.
Kylo held his right arm up and spread
out tho fingers.
"I do, father."
"Does it differ from other hands?"
"It is bravo and gentle and strong.
Yes, yes, it differs from every hand in
tho world. It is my father's hand. "
"It is tho hand of a murderer, " said
tho father, sinking his voioe and speak- 1
ing so rapidly that his nostrils dilated
and his hungry eyes were eating into
his son's startled face.
"Of a murderer?" Louis trembled and
turned palo under the blow.
"Yes, of a murderer; of a fratricidal
murderer. I slow my brother 18 years
ago—my brother Frederick, your uncle,
and tho bravest, finest man on whom
God's sunshine ever fell. That is why I
took my wifo and two baby boys and
fled into this \\ ildernesa That is why I
thought the shadow of these everlasting
hills would shield my face from men
and my sin from heaven. But tho very
solitude that promised relief has but in
tensified tho consciousness of tho crime
that has blasted my life. "
Overcome with emotion, Valentino
Kyle kneeled beside the bed and buried
his faco in his hands. This startling but
indefinite confession overwhelmed Louis
for a moment, but only for a moment
SprinKing from his chair ho went over
and knelt besido his father, and, encir
cling his neck with his right arm. he
"It ts the hand of a murderer."
raised hi 3 face with the other, and,
kissing it, said:
"Malice neve* acta rashly, vtud your
life has atoned for your rashness. I have
heard your sin, and, looking back on
the past that has resulted from it. I feel
that reparation has been made. But, be
thai as it may, know this, my father,
my heart has gone out more and more
to you for this confidenca God pity the
man who ever refuses the hand of tho
old father that cared for him as ycu
have for me. Do not draw it away. 1
shall take it See, father, see! I am
pressing that right hand to my lips as I
often did when a child, and I am bath
ing it white with the tears of my love. "
Louis Kyle did take the trembling
hand and he did kiss it, and the hot
tears of his pitying love fell 011 it like
* cleansing hyssop
"Oh, my son, my son! O God, 1 thank
The father turned as one turns from
the darkness in which ho has been grop
ing to the golden ray that pierces the
gloom and marks the pathway up to the
light His arms were about his boy—
again his baby boy, though the cheeks
he pressed were bronzed and bearded.
And they knelt there side by side, their
hands clasped and their heads bowed
and their suppressed sobs breaking the
So the; were kneeling when Nora
*d her mother came back and softly
ntered the room and bowed down be-
Ide them. Louis was the first to rise,
nd he reached down and lifted his fa
hex up beside him, and thexo was a
Ight on Valentine Kyle's face that had
icver been there before. Tho burden
Ad fallen off, and he felt as one who
las come to tho mountain tops from the
"My brother Frederick," said Mr
(yle, as we shall continue to call Val
fctine Weldon, after all had composed
hemselves, "at the time of the great
rar was a strcmg Union man, and I as
trongly advocated the other side. Up
0 this there never had been a misun
lerstanding between us—even as boys
ve never quarreled, as the best of broth
trs are apt to da But at the beginning
if that terrible war men were seized
vith excitement, and the stronger the
last love the stronger seemed the hate
hat flamed up between those that took
"I never know Frederick to drink be
ore that day, and I, ever excitable and
mpetuous, had never drunk so much. 1
vas not myself. A friend had presented
ne with a sword, and in my mad van
ty I had strapped it to my side and
irore it as I rodo home with my brother,
no gui> a ...
ind south. Ho was cool, so cool that it
naddened me. A storm came up, and
>y the flashing of the lightning I could
ice his pale face and gleaming eyes,
rad, as God is my judge, when we halt-
Hi on the banks of Beaver creek to see
1 tho rain had swollen tlie ford, I
ihought I saw a pistol in Frsderick's
land. Too late I learned my mistake.
Excepting that cursed sword I was un
ftrrned. How I drew it and how, by the
lightning's flash, I saw it splitting
lj>wn his face seems like the memory of
i fevered dream.
"Ho fell from his horse with a cry of
0 God, my brother!* Tho next instant
[ was down and bosido him. I hurled
;ho sword into tho current 1 felt his face
ind the blood spurted out on my right
inn. From forehead to chin the blade
had cut By the lightning's gleam I saw
Jhat he was dead. I heard horsemen be
hind me and a craven fear came upon
aie. I flung myself into tho saddle and
lashed into tho stream. I reached homo;
told my wife all; kissed my baby boys
ind fled into tho mountains. There I
remained for mouths without taking
part in tho conflict that was raging
"Then it was that you knew of tho
Blanchards," said Louis, coming back
to a subject that would assert itself.
' 'Dr. Blanchard's wife was my sister
Mary, your aunt," replied Mr. Kyle.
'' And these young ladies and Howard
Blanchard are our cousin?"
"And it is because of your misfortune
—for a terriblo misfortune it was, rather
than a wrong—that you do not wish
your relatives to know of your where
abouts, and why you want mo to keep
away from them?"
"Yes, Louis, that and more," replied
"Perhaps I should not tell you, but
it is better that you should know aIL "
Mr. Kyle hesitated and his wife said,
"Tell them all, Valentiiae, tell them
"Tho Weldona were a rigid, stern
and religious people until they began to
intermarry with tho Blanchards. But
perhaps I should not cry down blood
that runs in my own veins. Still it has
cursed us IUHI you should know it Some
one child of each such union has become
reckless and gone to tho bad, but they
have wronged themselves more than
they have others. My grandfather, John
Weldon, hated them, and I blamed him
much for his treatment of tho Blanch
ards. But sinco I hevo hud years to
think it over I feel that the alliance was
bad. Each in its purity was good enough,
but tho French Huguenot and the
Sootch-Irish strain made a bad mixture
in our case- "
"And for this reason you would have
mo remain aloof?"
"For this reason, my son, and anoth
er that is even greater," replied Mr.
"You mean the fear that Henry and
1 shall meet?"
Mr. Kylo nodded his head, but did
not daro to speak.
IJABORF.KS in Mexico receive only about
half the average wajros of luliorers In the
United Stale-. Tho reason 1h that Mexico
pays her workmen in depreciated silver.—
New York Press.
WHEN a business man offer* to pay 00
cents on the dollar he Is a bankrupt. The
party which offers to ]>av 60 cents on tho
dollar is a liankrupt party.— Pittsburg
ALTGELD says he wants no place in
ISryun's cabinet. He Is not the sort of man
to accept a cabinet office. He would want
to be the whole government rolled Into
one. —Baltimore American.
A BLOW TO FARM
' —MI V ■——— ■
Bryant Klection Would Surely
Be Followed by a Panic.
PRICES OF FARM PRODUCTS.
Demand for Crops in the Home
Markets Would Fall Off.
FORECLOSING ON MORTGAGES.
That Would lie One of the Natural Re
sults of a Kree Silver Victory—Could
the Farmers Fairly lllarae the Lenders
for Desiring to Kerover Their Loaned
Money In One Hundred Cent Dollars
licfore Impending Legislation Would
Change the Order of Things?
It Is assumed by the supporters of Bryan
and his policy la the agricultural states
where his followers abound that the
fanners, and especially those who have
mortgaged their property, would surely bo
benefited if Bryan should be sleeted and
the 53 cent dollar substituted for the 100
cent dollar. The purpose of the sllveritoss.
It is admitted, is to compel all depositors
in savings hanks, all holders of Ufe insur
ance policies, ull pensioners, and all others
who have invested savings by loaning
them directly or indirectly to suffer A loss
of about half of every dollar which they
own upon the plea that these dollars have
a value twice as great as they ought to
have. It is assumed, however, that the
farmer will not lose, but will gain.
The farmers who follow Bryan have been
deceived. While it is probable that those
who would suffer the most severely are
the workingnien, the farmers would stand
very near them on any scale that should
measure the misery of the people.
Undoubtedly the election of Bryan
would be followed by a panic. This is ad
mitted by the sliverites themselves. There
would be a destruction of confidence and
a paralysis of credit. Would not this affect
the farmer? Can the farmers Isolate them
selves and escape the effect of depression
that is and must lie felt by all other classes,
speculators possibly excepted? Even if
Bryan should be elected, at least eight
months would elapse before the silver
standard could be adoptod by legislation.
The panic which would follow his election
would depress the prices of farm products;
the paralysis of credit would deprive the
grain grower of the sustaining power which
"carries" his crops after they have been
harvested and facilitates an advantageous
distribution of them throughout the year.
The demand for these crops In the home
market would fall off, owing to the condi
tion of the workingtnen.
What would be the experience of those
farmers who have borrowed money and
given mortgages on their holdings, many
of whom hope to be enabled to pay off
those mortgages at 53 cents on the dollar,
perhaps overlooking the fact that they are
conspiring to rob the widow and the or
phan? According to the government re
ports, the average life of a mortgago ID
four and one-half yearsTms^tTi iw stated
by western men who appear to be familiar
with the farm mortgage buslnoss that a
majority of the farm mortgages In force
are due; that is to say, that the terms of
thein have expired and that they continue
in oxlstence because the lenders are satis
fied with the interest received.
Would these lenders, holding mortgages
overdue, take V? action if Bryan should
be elected'/ Does not the western farmer
set) that they would demand payment and
that they would foreclose if payment
should not be made? Would not the elec
tion of Bryan be followed by a general re
sort to foreclosure prrx-eedlngs on the part
of mortgage holders who could legally
take such a course? Would even the offer
of a renewal of a mortgage upon terms
binding the farmer to pay in gold prevent
the lender from undertaking to reclaim
his money? The Bryan platform calls for
legislation which shall prevent the mak
ing of >uh agreements. Could the farm
ers fairly blame the lenders for desiring to
recover their loaned money in 100 cent dol
lars ln-fore proposed and Impending legis
lation should compel them to IH< satisfied
with 6!) cent dollars?
What would l e the effect upon the farm
ers, whether sllverites or advocates of
honest money, of the Inevitable panic con
ditions und this foreclosure movement?
And If the silver standard should be adop
ted by legislation eight months or a year
after the election of Bryan doe* the farmer
think he could then liorrow more money
without great difficulty? l>oe • He think,
on the whole, that the agriculturists of
the United States cat. gain anything by a
policy of robbery and repudiation, which
would make us detestable tho world over?
There are many farmers —a great many,
we believe— who soe clearly how great
would lie the Injury Inflicted upon our
agriculturists by tho election of Brynn.
These should strive to enlighten those till
ers of the soil who have been misled by
hired agents of themlne owners and other
demagogues. —New York Times.
Keep It Before the I'roplr.
That the financial und business trouble
In the country has occurred since Cleve
land's election. That It has been breught
about by tho policy of tho Democratic ad
ministration there can be no doubt. It
gave the country such a blow lietween the
eyes that it has not yot fully recovered.
And now the Democrats propose to give It
another blow harder than the first. Tho
first blow was by free trade, the next Is to
be by free silver. Will the country stand
up and take It? We bellovo not. Yot it
goes before tho peopleand ask* that it may
be retained in power, admitting its pres
ent failure, but offering a change of medi
cine for the sick patient.—Everett Press.
THE FARM MORTGAGE.
Showing Why It Rhould lie Paid In
The following letter Is one of many that
are daily received by the Times-Herald.
It is supposed to contain the strongest
free silver argument that can lie addressed
to the farmer, and It Is used by the free
silver orators with Immense assurance of
LINCOLN, Neb., Aug 8. —To tho Editor:
My land is encumbered by a mortgago of
91,1*10, |Miyablo in lawful money Nov. 1,
1H97 I must pay this debt with the pro
ducts of my farm Under ordinary cir
cumstances I will IHI able to raise 1,000
bushels of wheat next year. If there Is no
change in our financial system this wheat,
at fifty cents |s<r bushel, will pay half the
debt When the value of a silver dollar Is
reduced to 50 cents by free coinage a bushel
of wheat, without any changein Its value,
will be worth a6O cent dollar. With free
coinage of silver I shall, therefore, lie able
to pay the entire debt with the 1,000 bush
els of wheat The burden of paying a debt
of 91.000 has doubled since I borrowed the
money I have obeyed the laws of my
country under the gold standard, and
shall obey them under a silver standard.
The opponents of free coinage of silver are
appealing to the laborers, the creditors
and policy holders to i, i ■■
personal interests If I sh< uld fall to look
out for my own Interests who wUI do so
forme? Is there any reason why I should
not vote for the free and unlimited coin
age of silver? Very respect fully,
J W. BINDER.
The answer is not far to seek.
When this farmer borrowed the money
It was the equivalent of 91,000 in gold. It
was the same as if he had received It all in
gold twenty dollar pieces. He could havo
It in that way If he so desired. Perhaps
he did, for many sueh loans have been
made. When he expended It he got 91.000
In gold equivalent. He probably Improved
his farm to that extent or bought stock or
machinery. In whatever way he used it,
unless he burned It up or squandered it,
he got value revived. Tho borrowing and
lending was a business transaction and
the borrower used the money to promote
his business interests. At no time since
that mortgage was executed, for few mort
gages run over live yeurs without r- .• val,
would a thousaud bushels of whv.t have
When Mr. Blugcr in tho abovi letter
says, "The burden of paying a d-bt of
91,000 has doubled since I borrow • 1 the
money," he must remember, If he in stat
ing what is true, that the "burden" is not
alone upon him, but upon every other
business man who has borrowed money.
Merchants and manufacturers feel the
sumc stress of the hard times as the farm
er do. It Is not because they borrowed
gold and have to repay gold that the bur
den is greater, but that their earnings and
assets have not turned ont as they hoped
and expected. Competition and overpro
duction have affected the whole world,
but repudiation is not the proper cure for It.
Honesty I . the bust policy—as a policy
merely without reference to its moral
quality—for nations as well as for Indi
viduals. A man who has repudiated his
debts Is never trusted again and is re
garded with contempt by all his neigh
bors. And so is a nation. A free coinage
law is repudiation, and that It is under
stood in thut sense is Indicated by such
letters as the above. Chicago Tltuss-
People Won't Have It.
One of our liost Indiana county farmers
remarked the ahor day that three years
ago, under lit.-' McKlnley tariff bIU, he
sold his wool at the rate of 33 for each
sheep. Under tho Democratic free trade
arrangement this year he only got 75 oents
a head. That's the sort of "a change" the
Democrats gave us four years ago. Thay
now want us to try another experiment
In the shupe of free coinage. But the peo
ple won't have it-—ludiana Messenguc.
BRYAN Is one of those bogus friends ot
the tailoring man with whom we have be
come familiar. He is perhaps tho most per
fect type of his class. He certainly "did up
brewn" the Chicago convention and the
other Populist convention also. He Is
making some headway in the oast among
men who, because he talks Uke a house
afire, think ho says something; among
men who always are eager listeners to
rant about underpaid labor and grocdy
TUE Chicago platform Is without a re
deeming feature to oomrnond it to patxt
i»'not 'a slnglo v\ ta 1 "attiVfiu' fet 1 i &}!33
racy presented in It, with the single ex
ception of the perfunctory paragraph on
equality of tariff taxes. It is a proclama
tion of organized repudiation, agrarlan
istn and anarchy, and It must summon
every Intelligent und patriotic citizen, re
gardless of polltlcul affiliations, to most
heroic battle against the triumph of •
madness that is as deadly in its aim as
was the madnesM of secession In 1860, and
without even tho poor excuse that seces
sion hnrl fe- Its suicide.
TIIE prevailing Impression In that the
number of debtors who have mortgaged
their farms und homes is vnstly in excess
of the number of persons who aro inter
ested as creditors In maintaining the ex
isting standard According to the census
of 1800 the total number of real estate
mortgages in the United States was 4,777,-
008, of which B,:#«,otJl were farm and aero
land mortgages, and 2,474,637 town lot
mortgages. It Is safe to say that the
number of farm mortgages at this dafco
does not exceed s;,000,000, and that town
lot mortgages will also fall below 2,000,-
000, owing to the fact thut few new loans
have been negotiated within the post five
years. Manifestly the mortgage debtor
class is more than offset by the creditors
t<> saving- banks, and constitutes only
one-third of the policy-holding creditors
of life Insurance companies, and one-haU
of the number of depositing creditors In
blinks other than savings banks, and only
a fraction more than one-thtrd of the
bank n ate holders who are creditors to the
banks of issue and tho United States ot
WESTERN CREDIT INJURED.
The KlTed of the Silver Crase Keenly
Borrowers and would-be borrowers is
the west aro feeling keenly tho effect ol
the free silver agitation. Financiers say
that eastern capital is timid, and it is al
most Impossible to borrow money. None
can be had unless tho contracts stipulate
for payment In gold, aud even then It is
dlfllM.lt to effect a loan. The Jeffries estate
of Boston wus In negotiation with u view
to pluclug u large loun on ono ot the larg
est office buildings In Chicago recently,
but withdrew, and tho owners of the prop
erty havo been unable to raise the money.
Western cities also are finding it difficult
to float their lionds.
It isdotibtful If western municipal bonds
have had any sale at all during the post
two weeks This Is especially true In the
states which are regarded as likely to be
carried by fusion. The Investor fears not
only that he will bo paid in a depreciated
currency, but also that when the Popu
lists get Into power they will pass laws
which will damage the credit of their
states Investors seem to be afraid that
the Populist towns will carry their Ideas
Into practice In their own local com
munities and repudiate the debt after they
have obtained the money.
Tho Democrats, who have seen many
voto.isllp away from their party on this
account, have been endeavoring to uso it
to their advantage by circulating the re
port that the Ijanks wore refusing loan*
only to those who favored free silvery
Leading bankers say there Is no truth In
tho story and that they make no dlscrlra-
Editors of country newspapers in the
west an* also complaining that they are
already feeling the effects of tho sllvsr
agitation Many of their advertisers h*T»
failed to renew their yearly contracts, and
some of those who are making contracts
an- insisting upon tho Insertion of a pro
vision that, in the event of the adoption
of a free-coinage policy by the government,
the contracts shall lie cam-oiled at tha
option of the advertiser.