Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, November 26, 1896, Image 1

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Faultless, Every One
/ > —Ol our shoes are faultless in materia', in
V their number grew each day, find no fault
V with the prices we ask for reliable footwear.
x \ ' Am Going to Offer
I \ t Jm Some Record
' sm} MoT Breakers.
-* f 17 TVTCJ Mens Fine Shoes, Lace or Ccngress |i 251
IYJ R> IN O Mens Working Shoes 95t (
Mens Box toe Shoes (double sole and tap I-35i
ft I / Mens Heavy Beavtr Bals 1.751
»sJ 1 1 \J I-i O Mens Heavy sole waterproof Ordovans 1.90
T \ IM 1?D Ladies Waterproof Oil Grain Shoes {■l.oo
IJ J[ S2j O Ladies Kangaroo Calf Shoe 85c! |
Ladies Fine Dongola Button Shoes j
Ladies Warm Lined Shoes ( Leather trimmed 80c
vy JLO Ladies Warm Lined Shoes ( Leather trimmed) 50c I
Boys F'iue Shoes in all the late style toes £I- 2 5
TjAyn Boys Working Shoes 90c j
ill I X Youths Fine bhoes 9«<- ;
r, || sll rj We have on hand 42 pair Boys heavy grain waterproof
jL|_ /H4 O shoes, double sole and tip on toe, Sizes 13, I and 2
which we bought cheap, and will sell at 50c per pair
they are fully worth fi.oo. Call early for this lot will
not last long.
MISSE j Misses Fine Dongola Shoes Si.ocj 1
Misses Crack-procf Shoes i.oo
Wtl ( } U' Q Misses Heavy Oil Grain Shoes, waterproof 85c j
V/ LJ ► J Misses Satin Calf Shoes 85c ;
Our stock boots and rubber goods is very large,
and prices are the lowest. Examine our stock before
you buy, it will pay you.
128 South Main St, RutlerPa.
We like to see children come into our store for more
reasons than one.
It isn't alone for our sake of selling the actual foot
wear for the small folks, though, of course, that is
highly appreciated; but we have seen it proven many
times that where the children get suited their elders
will come to.
Kring in the youngster, therefore.
We'll try to deserve YOUR trade by deserving
Our special offerings in Childrens' Shoes today are:
Infants' fine shoes, the kind that wear, sizes, 1 TO 5 at 25c
Children's fine shoes, the kind that wear, sizes, 6 I'O 8 at 50c
Children's fine shoes, the kind that wear, sizes, 8£ TO at 75c
A large lot of Children's Tan Shoes at 50c a pair.
Sample sale is now on.
Come Early And Get A Bargain
Anf Friday, Saturday, onday,
15, 16, 18.
\ Bonnets at $3.00, $4.00 and $5.00 Worth *5.00, rjo, and *7.00 \
V at $5.00 $7.00 and $9.00 Worth $7.00, *' 9 .f,0 and *12.00. C
/Childrens Hats.ll.so, *2.25 and $3,00 Worth *2.00, $2.75 and *3.75. /
Ladies Natural Wool Underwear at 75c
the kind you have been paying SI.OO for.
M. F. & M. MARKS,
ll 3[to"i i7*South Main Street, Hutler, Pi.
Eany to Take
to Operate
Are features p 'culiar to flood's Pills. Small in
' size, tasteless, efficient, thorough. As one man
said: ! 'Youn< .er know you
have taken a ) ill till it la all —II
I over." 25c. C.. . Hood & Co., 111 S
j Proprietors, i o*ll. Mass. ®
■ The only pills o taka vith Rood's Sarsapariiia.
Western Pennsylvania Division.
Schedule in effect NOT. 16 1896.
Sotub, —•—Week l>ays
A. M. *. M *. SI. P. M. P *
RI Tl.kh Leave C-Jb Ruo ll jo 245
Sa'oiihiiru- . Arrive i; .w* 825 li 4.i :) lo s>
I rfutler J<-'r. •• 727 x4c lL' l»7 335 5
Butler Jot. Leaver;™ *if I-' 12 335 IS3
Natrona.. . Arrivt- .:* 12 21 345 •
' Tareliflim T42 SOtJ 122 C .152 GO:
I Sprlundale 750 12 12 38 402 ...
i laCf-monl 925 12 53 416 G2"
| .sfcarpst.irg *<r »3l loi 422 t> ".
| Allepheaj City *2O ;»43 H5 4:m r 4
A. M. A. y. P. M. R. M. P. V.
sr jiUAY TRAINS— Leavo liutl-r tor AIU
' j,ut 11) < Ity ami 1,1 liii'ipal Intermediate stailo
; 7:40 A. 0 l.nd 5 00 I*. M.
Nnrili. . Week Days •
A. ». A. M. A. »1. P. Jl. P. M
Allegheny Clty. Lv. :no 900 u 235
Sliarppburg Tll !U2 11 37 2so
I'laremont 919 1145 2 .*8
Spm wdnlc 930 1159 315 SSH
Ta relit Um 732 939 1 2 0S 3 2-i 60~
Natrona 737 943 12 13 33# 1; 12
Butler Jet Ar 745 9So 1223 34S 0i"
KutlerJc'r J.v 745 9.">0 12 34 34> cs.
PuXObbul'g Slo 10 15 12 >9 413 t. 41
rfcr.Kle Ar. 835 lo 38 125 438 7!i
A. M. A. SI P. M. P. M. R M
SIN DAY TiiAl.N'S Leave Allegheny "li; t.
duller aed principal intermediate .stations 7 .
A. M.. 123 i) and7:ls R. M.
WeekDnys !''nr liitt !■'■ 1 eel I)ay*
a. m a. in. p ra p. ui.
II 20 6 iis Lv licTLKB. .. Ax 120
12 07 727 A r Butler Jc't Lv .... 12 34
3 K!pm7 45 Lv lir.ller Jc't Ar 830 12 3i
318 749 Ar Fre< port.. Lv 828 12 "!l
322 703 '• Aile;:'y Jc't " 824 12 2;
333 804 Lei-cbburjt. " 812 12 12
350 821 'Tau)!i.i.(Apo)lo*' 756 II 55
418 Ssl " S*l>»t<urg "'7 32 1132
450 922 '• Blairsville "7 00 H 4.0
4:8 930 '• i.la:rs\ ille lns'n'-5 18 10 15
850 11 35' Alloi.ua "3 25 800
100 310 '• H"trisburg...-ll 45 310
430 623 " Philadelphia. •8 30 11 20
a. m p. in. a. a p. «■
Oti Sundae, train letitirj; Butler 7:40 A
si . connects !<>r liarri-bnr|f, Altoo'ja, ano
Through trains for the rant leave Pitt»-
Inrjr (Union Station) ar. to'lows:—
Atlantic Impress', daily 3 10 A. M.
IVnaaylvania Limited " 715 "
Day Express, •' .....7 30 "
Main Liae Express •* 800 "
' hiladelphia Express " 430 P. V.
Eastern KxpreßH " ... .7 05 "
Pant Line " .....8 10 "
Philad'a Mail, Sunday only 840 a. m
For detailed lnlormation a.ldie s 7b<.B.
K. Watt, Pafii. Agt. We.<t«rn I)ii>*riet. cor
.'ilth Ave. utd Sroitbtield St , Pittrharjf,
.lejera! M:nn4_er. ('cfln'l Paxsr. Aiient.
Railway. Allegheny Short
Line. Schedule in effect, July 19,
u'ler Time, Depart. Arrive
Allegheny Accommodation G25 am 925 am
Allegheny Flyer 8 lsom 10 oOam
Akron Mall x IS am T 30 pin
Newcastle Accom H 15 am 9 25 an.
Allegheny Accomo 10 us am I.' 20 pm
iS'iWir'o'itxpreßs 3 3s pm'is "id fffii
Mleglieny Mall 0 05 pm 7 M pin
til wood Accomo GOS pm T »i pin
CI iCaRO Kxp.ess G 05 pm !) Jj am
Allegheny Express sOO pm
Kane ana Bradford Mail 10 us am s 90 pn
riarlon Accomo s n t'iu 0 50 am
Foxburg Accomo 7:«5|.m 8 05 am
DeForest Jot. Acoomo 8 IS am T3opm
Allegheny Accomo lo 00 an
Chicago Express 3 35 pm 4 55 pin
Allegheny Accomo. G 05 pm 4 55 pm
Pullman Buffet Sleeping Oars and .Irst-cla»
')ay coaches lun through between Butler am
O'aicatfo dallv.
For through tlckcto to points . t.lie Wn
Northwo<t or Southwest apply to
A H. CHOUCS, Agen'
Bntler, Pa.
Trains leave the B. 4' O depot In Pittbuu
for the Ka*t asrollows.l
For Washlnjjtoii !)• C., ItHltiuiore. PbllnOii
phia, n I Ni w York. 7:30 and 9:20 p i:
Oiimln rl I'd, >1:40. 7 :30, a.m. 1 :10. 9:20 p. m.Con
U'".svßle. , :40, 7-in, a. m. 1.10. 4.30, 4.45, 5.30, 9.2 i
1). m. I'nloulown, 7..0 a in , 1.10, 1.30. 5.30 p. 11.
Ontoutown. Morgti io'v> and Fairmont, 7,30, a
111. and s,sup. m. Mi.Pleasant «.40, 7. 311 a. m
-.10 and 4.311 pm. Washington, Pa. 7.40 aim
30 a. m.. 4.00,4.45 and ».oe. 11.55 p. m. Wheel
rg. 7.40. ami 9.30 4. m.. and 4.00, 9.00. 11.86 (
u. Cincinnati, St, -,ouis. t'olumbus and New -
ark, 7.40 a. m., 9.10, 11.55 p.m.
For Chicago, 2.40 ami 9.30 p. m.
Parlor sua sleeping oars to Baltimore W a>i
Ingfon, ''lncinnaU and Cbluaro.
H. O. IHTSKI.K Gen. Supt, Allegheny, I'•
0. W. UA."SKTT, A G.P.A., Allegheny, I'A
K. P. REYNOLDS. Supt.. Fox>iurg, Pa.
r IMH TAELE—In effcot Monday, Jun
28, 18S.NJ. Trains are run by Stan lard Cen
tral Time (90th Meridian 1 ).
1U I 14 12 I STATIONS 3 I 11 13
p.m:pm . p.m. Arr !,v 'ea-in. a.m. "tn
I 455 230 Hurrah* 533 i 2
... 1 3 24 I 0M Ounklrk 6 50 14
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7 no 1 42, 9 tsl Erie G 10 8 as 3 35
fi 23 1 oi> 9 IS . Wallace Juliet. G 47 9 15 1 12
8 20 1 <h 9 11 (llrard 6 Bo r 18 4 15
6 99112 51 8 5# .... Ix>ckpOrt 7 001 9 •» 4 2G
6 02; l? 851 . Cranesvllle. 701 9 w 434
143 jin - J2|ar.Connea"' lv.. 1 r4u ;• 13
3 10 | 7 40 Iv ar | 111 22l G lu
557 It 44 8 45!ar . ..Albion lv V 111 941 4 37
543 12 3't 8 31| . 'ihadeland... 7 2:1! 953 451
f4012 30 S2£ .. sprlnuboro... 727 9 sfi 455
5 S3 12 21 8 9Ui..ConueautvlUe.. 7 34 10 03 5 98
5n- 12 Of, 8 Ou' ... Mea'y le Jet... S 00'10 25 525
1 57 '2 1' s 07 ar. Expo. Park lv 8 07 io ir T"57
4 57 In IS 7 34 lv ar 8 07
456 10 02 j 7 2*l! l v .Conu't I.akrf 10 Oi 4ig
12 22 ; 8 10 ar ar 8 17 10 50 5 3.
4 2u 9as 6 4*> v..Meadviue lv 9 as 4 2.
12 17 8 421 a r ar * 42 11 25 G l j
NO2 11 si r42 . . JlaristowL.. No 1 m ~.1 5 .1.
II 38 7 27 Osgood.. 10 54 5 5
IS, 11 30 715 ... Greenville ... 630 II o,' 6#5
G 18 II 20 7 05 Sllenailgo ... G 4') II 201 G 2°
fc oo .0 5f G 4". Kredouta... 7 03: n 44' c 3"
5 41 10 48 G 251 Mercer... . 722 12 04; 7 0"
5 30 10 29 G 101 Pardoe 7 36 12 22 7 1*
5 19 10 20 , 6 00 ... drove City. .. 7 47 12 331 7 26
5 OojlO 08 s4B .. Harrlsvllle 758 "2 45 736
4 ss;io no 5 10!. . Branch ion.. .. HO6 *2 54! 740
son ... .1 Ble (iv Branchton.ar 7 inTjVJg
5 451 855 ar . Hllll ml. .lv 6 25111 IS j ....'
4 531 9 sr>! 5 351.V... Kels.frs .... S 10172 581 7 49
4 39J 9425 21 Euclid.. 822 I 121 803
4 ln| 9 IS, 4 .'lo| H'Hh-r 8 50| 1 421 8 32
220 720 Mleghenv, PAWIi m 3 *>•
2 15 4.in ....I I'lttsbi'"g,B«<». p. in p. m ..
NOTB. —Train No. ] starts Irom Exposi
tion Park at, f>:4f> a ni. Mondayo only. No
2 runs to Exposition Park Saturdays only.
Traiiiß if> and 10 will run Sunday only
between Boiler and Exposition Pari .inak
ing all stops Lv Bniler at 7:30 ain Re
turning leave Exposition Park C p.in.
J. T. BI.AIIt. General Manager, <»reen\llle. pa
W.G. SAHGP.ANT, O P. A.. Meaflvnie. Pa
"S »I.KW**l|»
a r fi V'prk'd Lur^hpr
D r , s»sh, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath
(ways In Stock.
Office ■pp<isil» P. A W. Depot,"
f r T . P».
I'luijt jour CLtibtmais udvsuow.
of the^^^SMine.
or A Wnman J Intervenes.
: fhe fe.ee and The °Robfrt carr.
Thf-re was one man on txmrd the
Coloric to whom Wentworth had taken
an extreme dislike. His name was
Fleming, and he claimed to be a New
York politician. As none of his friends
or enemies asserted anything' worse
nbouthim.it may lie assumed that Flem
ing' had designated his occupation oor
rcctly. If Wentworth were asked what
he most disliked al>out the man he
would probably have s;iid his offensive
familiarity. Fleming seemed to think
himself a genial good fellow, and he was
Immensely popular with a certain class
in the smoking-room. He was lavishly
free with his invitations to drink, and
he always had a case of good cigars
in his pocket, which he bestowed with
great liberality. He had the habit of
slapping a man boisterously on the back
and saying: "Well, old fellow, how are
you? How's things?" He usually con
fided to his listeners that he was a self
made man, had landed at New York
without a cent in his pocket, and look
at him now.
Wentworth was icy toward this man,
but frigidity had no effect whatever on
the exuberant spirits of the New York
"Well, old man," cried Fleming 1 to
Wentworth, as he came up to tlie latter
and linked arms affectionately. "What
lovely weather we are having for winter
"It is good," said Wentworth.
"Good. It's glorious! Who would
liave thought, when leaving New York
in a snowstorm as we did, that we would
run right into the heart of spring? I
hope you are enjoying your voyage?"
"I am."
"You ought to. By the way, why are
you so awful stand-offish? Is it na
tural, or merely put 011 'for this occa
sion only.' ?"
"I do not know what you mean by
'stand-offish.' "
"You know very well what I mean.
Why do you pretend to be so stiff and
formal with a fellow?"
"I am never stiff and formal with any
one unless I do not desire his acquaint
Fleming laughed loudly. "I suppose
that's a personal hint. Well, it seems to
me, if this exclusiveness is genuine,
that you would be more afraid of news
paper notoriety than of anything else."
"Why do you say that?"
"Because I can't, for the life of me,
see why you spend so much time with
'Dolly Dimple.' I am sure I don't know
why she is here, but I do know this,
that you will be served up to the ex
tent of two or three columns in the
Sunday Argus as sure as you live."
"I don't understand you."
"You don't? Why, it's plain enough.
Y n are
"Oh, come, now, that's too rich. Is
it possible that you don't know that
Miss Jennie Brewster is the one who
writes those Sunday articles over the
■ignature of 'Dolly Dimple?' "
A strange fear came over Wentworth
f>s his companion mentioned the Argus.
He remembered itas J. K. Rivers' paper,
but when Fleming said Miss Brewster
was a correspondent of the Argus he
was aghast.
"I—I —I don't think I quite catch
your meaning," he stammered.
"Well, my meaning's easy enough to
■ee. Hasn't she ever tol 1 you? Then
it shows she wants to do you up on
toast. You're not an English politician,
are you? You haven't any political se
crets that Dolly wants to get at, have
you ? Why, she is the greatest girl there
is in the whole United States for find
ing out just what a man doesn't want to
have known. You know the secretary
of state" —and here Fleming went 011
to relate a wonderfully brilliiwit feat
of "Dolly's," but the person to whom he
was talking bad neither eyes nor ears.
He heard nothing and he saw nothing.
"Dear me," said Fleming, drawing
himself up and slapping the other on
the back, "you look perfectly duin
founded. I suppose I oughtn't to have
given Dolly a way like this; but she has
pretended all along that she didn't know
me, and so I got even with her. You
take my advice, and anything you
don't want to see in print don't you tell
Miss Brewster,that's all. Have a cigar ?"
"No, thank you," replied the other,
"Better come in and have a drink."
"No, thank you."
"Well, so long. I'll see you later."
"It can't lie true. It can't be true,"
Wentworth rejieated to himself, with
deep consternation, but still with some
misgiving, warning him that, after all,
it might be true. With his hands
clasped behind him he walked up and
down, trying to collect himself—trying
to remember what he had told and w hat
he had not. As he walked along, beetl
ing nobody, a sweet voice from one of
the chairs thrilled him and he paused.
"Why, Mr. Wentworth, what is the
matter with you this morning? You
look as if you had seen a ghost."
Wentworth glanced at the young
woman seated in the chair, who waa
gazing up brightly at him.
"Well," he said, at last, "I am not sure
but I have seen a ghost. May I sit
down beside you?"
"May you? Why of course you may.
J shall be delighted to have you. is
there anything wrong?"
"I don't know. Yes, I think there is."
"Well, tell it to me; perhaps I can
help you. A woman's wit, you know.
What is the trouble?"
"May I a-sk you a few questions. Miss
"Certainly. A thousand of them if
you like; and 1 will answer them all if
I con."
"Thank you. Will you tell me, Miss
Brewster, if you are connected with any
newspaper ?"
Miss Brewster laughed her merry,
•livery, little laugh. "Who told you?
Ah! I see how it is. It was that crea
turo Fleming. I'll get even with him
for this some day. I know wliat office
he is after, and the next time he wants
u good notice from the Argus he'll get
it; see if he don't, I know some things
tbout him that he would just as soou
not see in print. Why, what a fool the
nuw is! I suppose he. told you out of
revenge, because I wouldn't speak to
him the other evening. Never mind, I
can afford to wait."
"Tlien —then, Misa Brewster, it is
"Certainly it is true; is there any
thing wrong about it? I hope you don't
think it Is disreputable to belong to a
good newspaper?"
"To a good newspaper, no; to a bad
newspaper, yes."
"Oh, I don't think the Argus is % bad
newspaper. It pays well."
"Then it is to the Argus that you be
"May I ask, Miss Brewster, if there
is anything I have spoken to you about
that you intend to use in your paper?"
Again Miss Brewster laughed. "I
will be> perfectly frunk with you. I
never tell a lie —it? doesn't pay. Yes.
"You haven't any pollUo&l (ecreta that Dolly
want* to rat at. have youP "
The reason I am heie is because you are
here. I am here to find out what your
report on those mines will be, also
what the report of your friend will be.
I have found out."
"And do you intend to use the infor
mation you have thus obtained—lf I
may say it—under false pretenses?"
"My dear sir, you are forgetting your
self. You must remember that you ere
talking to a lady."
"A lady!" cried Wentworth in his
"Yes, sir, a lady; and you must be
careful how you talk to this lady.
There was no false pretense about it,
if you remember. What you told me
was in conversation; I didn't ask you
for it. I didn't even make the first ad
vances toward your acquaintance."
"But you must admit, Miss Brew
ster, that it is very unfair to get a man
to engage in what he thinks is a private
conversation, and then to publish what
he lias said."
"My deac sir, if that were the case,
how would we get anything for publi
cation that people didn't want to be
n, "' P whon
"Yes," interrupted Wentworth,weari
ly, "Fleming told me the story."
"Oh, did he? Well, I'msure I'm much
obliged to him. Then I need not re
peat it."
"Do you mean to say that you intend
to send to the Argus for publication
what I have told you in confidence?"
"Certainly. As I said before, that is
what 1 am here for. Besides, there is
no 'in confidence' about it."
"And yet you pretend to be a truth
ful, honest, honorable woman?"
"I don't pretend it, I am."
"How much truth, then, is there in
your story that you are a millionaire's
daughter about to visit your father in
Paris, and accompany him from there
to the Riviera?"
Miss Brewster laughed brightly.
"Oh, I don't call fibe that a person lias
to tell in the w ay of business untruths."
"Then probably you would not call
what Mr. J. K. Rivers, of your estimable
paper, did in Ottawa dishonorable?"
"Well, hardly. I think Rivers was not
justified in what he did, because he was
Unsuccessful, that is all. I'll bet a dol
lar if I had got hold of those papers
they would have gone through to New
York; but then J. K. Rivers is only a
stupid man, and most men are stupid,"
with a shy glance at Wentworth.
"I nm willing to admit that, Miss
Brewster, if you mean me. There never
was a more stupid man than I have
"My dear Mr. Wentworth, it will do
you ever so much good if you come to a
realization of that fact. The truth is,
you take yourself much too seriously.
Now, it won't hurt you a bit to have
what I am going to have published in
the Argus, and it will help me a great
deal. Just you wait here for a few mo
ments." With that she flung her book
upon his lap, sprang up, and vanished
down the companionway. In a very
short time she reappeared with soma
sheets of paper in her hand.
"Now, you see how fair and honest I
am going to be. lam going to read you
what I have written. If there is any
thing in it that is not true, I will very
gladly cut it out; and if there is any
thing more to be added, I shall be very
glad to add it. Isn't that fair?"
Wentworth was so confounded with
the woman's impudence that he could
make no reply.
She began to read: "By an unex
plained stroke of enterprise, the New-
York Argus is enabled this morning to
lay before, its readers a full and exclu
sive account of the report made by the
two English specialists, Mr. George
Wentworth and Mr. John Kenyon, who
were sent over by the London syndicate
to examine into the accounts and in
quire into the true value of the mines of
the Ottawa river." She looked up from
the paper and said, with an air of friend
ly confidence:
"I shouldn't send thut if I thought
the people at the New York Jnd would
know enough to write it themselves;
but as the paper is edited by dull men,
and not by a sharp woman, I have to
make them pay 25 cents a word for
puffing their own enterprise. Well, to
go on:
"When it is remembered that the ac
tion of the London syndicate will depend
entirely 011 the report of these two gen
tlemen —"
"I wouldn't put it that way," inter
rupted Wentworth, in his despair. "1
would use the word 'largely' for'entire
ly.' "
"Oh, thank you," said Miss Brewster,
cordially. She placed the manuscript 011
her knee, and with her pencil marked
out the word "entirely," substituting
"largely." The reading went 011:
"When it is remembered that the action
of the London syndicate will depend
largely on the rej>ort of these two gen
tlemen, the enterprise of the Argus in
getting this exclusive information.
which will be immediately cabled to
London, may be imagined. (That is
the preliminary, you see; and, as I said,
it wouldn't be necessary to cable it if
women were at the head of affairs over
there, which they are not.) Mr. John
Kenyon, the mining-expert, has visited
all the mineral ranpes alone - the Ottawa
river, and his report, is that the mines
are very much what is claimed for them;
but he thinks they are not worked prop
erly, although, with judicious manage
ment and more careful ruining', the prop
erties can be made to pay good divi
dends. Mr. George Wentworth. who is
one of the leading accountants of Lon
"I wouldn't say that, either," groaned
j George. "Just strike out the words,
'one of the leading accountants of Lon
i don.'"
"Yes?" said Miss Brewster; "and
what shall I put in place of them?"
"Put in place of them, 'the stupidest
! ass in London.' "
Miss Brewster laughed at that. "No;
1 I shall put in what I first wrote; 'Mr.
| George Wentworth, one of the leading
' accountants of London, has gone
! through the books of the different
mines. He has made some startling
discoveries. The accounts have been
kept in such a way a.« to completely de
lude investors, and this fact will have a
powerful effect on the minds of the Lon
don syndicate'. The books of the dif
ferent mines show a profit of about
$200,000, whereas, the actual facts of
the case are that there has been an an
nual loss of something like SIOO,OO0 —' "
"What's that—what's that?" cried
Wentworth, sharply.
"Dollars, you know. You said £20,-
000. We put it in dollars, don't you
"Oh," said Wentworth, relapsing'
"'—sloo,ooo' —where was I? Oh, yes.
*lt is claimed that an American expert
went over the books before Mr. Went
worth, and that he asserted they were
all rig-lit. An explanation from this
gentleman will now be in orner.'
"There," cried the young lady, "that
is the substance of the thing. Of
course, I may amplify a little more be
fore we get to Queenstown, so as to
make them pay more money. People
don't value a thing' that doesn't cost
them dearly. How do you like it? Is
it correct?"
"Perfectly correct," answered the
miserable young' man.
"Oh, I am so glad you like it. I do
love to have things right."
"I didn't say I liked it."
"No, of course, you couldn't be ex
pected to say that, but I nm glad you
think it is accurate. I will add a note
to the effeot that you thisk it is a good
resume of your report."
"For heaven's sak£, don't drag me
into the matter!" cried Wentworth.
"Well, I won't, if 3-ou don't want me
There wos silence for a few moments,
during which the young-woman seemed
to be adding commas and full-stojis to
the manuscript 011 her knee. Went
worth cleared his throat two or three
times, but his lips were so dry that he
could hardly speak. At last he said:
"Miss Brewster, how can I induce you
not to send that from Queenstown to
your paper?"
The young woman looked up at him
with a pleasant, bright, smile.
"Induce me! Why, you couldn't do
it—it couldn't be done. This will be
one of the greatest triumphs I have ever
achieved. Think of Rivers failing- in it
:ui W Ic<1 c< tnnx, re
plied the young mau, despondently.
"Now, perhaps you don't know that the
full report was mailed from Ottawa to
our house in London, and the moment
we get to Queenstow n I will telegraph
my partners to put the report in the
hands of the directors?"
"Oh, I know all about that," replied
Miss Brewster; "Rivers told me. He
read the letter that was inclosed with
the documents he took from your
friend. Now, have you made any cal
culations about this voyage?"
"Calculations? I don't know what
you mean."
"Well, I mean just this: We will prob
ably reach Queenstown on Saturday
afternoon. This report, making allow
ance for the difference in the time, will
appear in the Argus on Sunday morn
ing. Your telegram will reach your
house or your firm 011 Saturday night,
when nothing can be done with it, Sun
day nothing can be done. Monday
morning, before your report will reach
the directors, the substance of whafhfls
appeared in the Argus will be in the
financial papers, cabled over to Londoai
on Sunday night, The first thing your
directors will ae« of it will be in the
London financial papers on Monday
morning. That's what I mean, Mr. Went
worth, by calculating the voyage."
Wentworth said no more. He stag
gered to his feet and made his way as
best he could to the stateroom, gropbig
like a blind man. There he sat down
with his head in his hands, and there
his friend Kenyon found him.
John Kenyon, deserted by his only
friend on board, made no complaint,
nor did he endeavor to make up for hla
loss by finding neipr acquaintances. He
was not a man wb£> formed friendships
readily, but fate was kind to him, and
had already set. about adjusting the
balance of profit and loss; moreover
fute, who likes to do things in a'fitting
manner, used the deserter us an in
Wentworth's conscience seemed to
be troubling him because he left hll
old friend so much alone going east,
whereas they had been constantly
together on the trip westward; there
fore he considered it his duty to make
an apology to lvenyon every morning,
befon- placing himself for the restof the
day under the fascinating influence of
Miss Brewster.
"There is nothing you wish to talk
with me about, is there, Kenyon ?"
asked Wentworth on one of these occa
sions, looking down at his friend seat
ed in his deck chair.
"Nothing whatever."
"Then you don't mind —"
"Not in the least," interrupted Ken
yon, with a smile.
"I want you to do some energetic
thinking about our mine, you know,
so that you will l>e ready to open th»
campaign when w*e reach London.
Thinking which is worth anything is
best done in solitude, Kenyon, so I will
not bother you for an hour or two."
Again K.Miyon smiled, but made no
reply, and Wentworth departed.
The elderly gentleman whose eliair
was next to Kenyon's, lookeil round at
the young man when his friend men
tioned the mine and his name.
"Are you Mr. Kenyon, the mining ex
pert?" he asked, when Wentworth
walked away.
"I am a mining engineer," answered
Kenyon, with some surprise.
"Did you go out to Canada to report
on mines tin*re for the Ix>ndon syndi
"Why do you ask?" said Kenyon, ail
his native caution being aroused in a
moment, on hearing the astonishing
The elderly gentleman laughed. "Be
cause 1 am, in a twasure, responsible
io»r you." fie said. "I am Mr. Ix>ng
worth—John Ix>ng"» orth, of the city
and a member of the London syndi
cate. Two names were proposed—
Scotton's and yours. I voted for you;
not that I knew anything- al>out you.
but sonic of the others seemed very
: - : ous that Scotton should go, so 1
thoufc. ' to vote for you. There
fore, you sti, . ' said before, 1 tun
partly responsib. • err being
here. 4 '
"I hope you will not be dissatisfied
with the result, Mr. Longworth."
"I hope not myself. I can see. that
you ore a cautious man, and those who
recommended you vouched for your
capabilities, so with caution and ca
pacity a man should succeed. 1 intended
to visit the properties, but 1 was de
tained so long in the west that 1 did
not have time to go north. How did
you find the mines?"
"Since you complimented me on my
| caution, Mr. Longworth, I should be
' sorry to forfeit your good opinion by
answering your questions."
I "Quite rig-ht; quite right." said the
elderly gentleman, laughing again.
, "That's one for you, and a very good
i one, too. I must teil that to my daugh
ter; and here she i-omes. Kd»th, my
| dear, this is Mr. Kenyon, who wejit
out to examine lur mines. Curious,
! isn't it, that we should huve been talk
! ing about them this very morning?
Mr. Kenyon, 1 call my daughter my
confidential man of business; slu- has
been all over the world with me. I
never make any investments without
consulting her, so 1 warn you that she
will ask you more iusidioils questions
about the mines than I shall."
John Kenyon had risen to his feet
to greet the girl and to offer her his
"No, thank you," she said. "1 want
to walk. I merely came to see if my
father was all right, I was very much
disappointed that we did not go to
Canada this time, as 1 wished to
see something of ihe snow -shoeing and
tobogganing there. I suppose there
was no tobogganing where you were?"
"Oh, yes," said Kenyon; "even out
among the mines they had a tobog
gan slide, on which one trip satisfied
me; and on several journeys 1 had to
wear snow-shoes myself."
"How interesting," said the girl.
And the next thing John knew he was
walking- the deck with her, relating- his
experiences. This walk was the first
of many, and from that time .orward
Kenyon did not miss his friend Went
Edith Longworth can hardly be called
a typical represestative of the Eng
lish girl. She had an English girl's
education, but she had not the train
ing of the uverage English girl. She
had lost her mother early in life, which
makes a great difference in a girl's
training, however wealthy her father
may be; and Edith's father was
wealthy, there was no doubt of that.
Ask any city man about the. standing of
John Longworth, and you will learn
that the "house" is well thought of.
People said he w ,s lucky, but John
Longworth asserted that there was no
such thing as . in business—in
which statement he was very likely
not correct. He hail large investments
in almost every quarter of the globe.
When he went into a thing he went
into it thoroughly. People talk of the
inadvisabilit-y of putting all one's eggs
into one basket, but John Longworth
was a believer in doing that very thing
mr mi.? iiM A-'ir. iwAto*—St* l
even one kind of a basket, but when
John Longworth was satisfied with the
particular variety of basket presented
to him he put a large number of eggs
in it. When anything was offered for
investment—whether it was a mine, a
brewery or a railway—John Longworth
took an expert's opinion upon it, and
then the chances were that he would
disregard the advice given. lie was in
the habit of going personally to see
what had been offered to him. If the
enterprise were big enough he thought
little of taking a voyage to the other
3ide dt the world for the sole purpose
of looking the investment over.
When Edith Longworth was pro
nounced finished, as far as education
was concerned, she became more and
more the companion of her father.
She went with him 011 his long jour
neys, and so had been several times
to America, once to the cape, and one
long voyage, with Australia as the ob
jective point, had taken her complete
ly around the world. She inherited
much of her father's shrewdness, and
there is no doubt that if Miss Long
worth had been cast upon her own re
sources she would have become an ex
cellent woman of business. She knew
exactly the extent of her father's in
vestments, and she was his confidante
in a way that few women are with
their male relatives. The old man had
great faith in Edith's opinion, al
tho'ugli he rorely acknowledged it. Hav
ing lieen together so much on such long
voyages, they naturally became, in a
way, boon companions. Thus Edith's
education w-as very* uiUike that of ihe
ordinary English girl; attaining which
caused her to develop into a different
kind of a woman than she would luivo
been if her mother had lived.
The friendship between Edith Long
worth and John Kenyon ripened so rap
idly that on the day Wentworth had his
last disquieting interview with Jennie
Brewster they also were discussing
mining properties, but in somew hat dif
ferent fashion. Kenyon confided to the
girl that his own hopes and fears were
wrapped up in a mine.
After completing their work for the
London syndicate, the young men had
transacted a little business on their
own account. They visited together
a mica mine, which was barely pay
ing expenses, and which the owners
were anxious to sell. The mine was
owned by the Austrian Mining com
pany whose agent, Von Brent, had met
Kenyon in Ottawa. Kenyon's educated
eye had told )>im that the white
mineral they were placing on the dump
at the mouth of the mine was more
valuable than the mica for which they
were mining. Kenyon was scrupulously
honest—a quality somewhat at a dis-
Munt in the mining business —and it
seemed to him hardly fair that he
should take advantage of the ignorance
of Von Brent regarding the mineral oti
the dump. Wentworth had some
trouble in overcoming his friend's scru
ples. He insisted that knowledge al
ways had to be paid for, in law, medi
cine, or minernlogy, and therefore that
they were perfectly justified in profit
ing by their superior wisdom. So it
came about that the young men took to
England with tlicni a three months'
option 011 the mine, which means that
for three months they were to have the
privilege of buying the property at a
certain figure named in the legal docu
ment which was called in the mining
language, the "option."
"Well, I am sure," said Miss Long
worth, when Kenyon had given her all
the details, "if you are confident that
the mine is a good one, you could see
no one w ho would help you more in that
way than my father. He has been look
ing at a brewery business in which he
thought of investing, and with which
he has concluded to have nothing to do,
■ so he will be an*ious to find Bomethintr
reliable to take Its place How mucK
would IK* required for the purchase of
the mine you mention?"
"I thought of asking £ 50,000 for it,"
said Kenyon, flushing as he thoug-ht of
his temerity in doubling the price of
the mine, and adding £IO,OOO to It.
However. Wentworth and he had esti
mated the probable value of the mine,
und had concluded that selling it nt that
price, which would give them £3o,<>oo
to divide between them, they were sell
ing a mine which was really worth very
much more, and that would soot, pay
tremendous dividends on the ±'50,000.
He expected the young woman would
seem rather impressed by the amount.
He was therefore very much surprised
when she said:
"Fifty thousand pounds! Is that all?
Then I am afraid my father would have
nothing to do with it. He deals only
with large businesses, and a company
with a capital of but £50.000 I am sure
he would not look at."
''You speak of £ 50,000," said Kenyon,
"as though it were a trifle. To me it
seems an immense fortune."
"You are not wealthy, then?" said the
girl, with apparent interest,
"No," replied the young man; "far
from it."
"I w ill speak to my father, if you like,
but I doubt if it would do much good.
Perhaps William might take it up. You
have not met my cousin yet, I think?"
"No. Is he- the young man who sits
next to you at the table?"
**\ es. Except when tltere, he sj>cnds
most of his time in the smokipg-room,
I believe. lie is in father's ottice in
the city, and we are both very anx
ious that he shall succeed in business.
That is why father took him with us to
America. He wnmts to Interest him,
and ft seems almost Impossible to in
terest William in anything. He doesn't
like America; 1 think it's the beer."
"1 didn't like their beer myself." ad
mitted Kenyon.
"Well, 1 shall arrunge a meeting be
tween you ami William, and then you
can talk it over. 1 know father would
lie pleased if he became interested ffi
forming a mining company, or in any
thing, in fact."
After Edith Longworth left him. Ken
yon waited where he was for some time
hoping Wentworth would come along,
so that he might tell hiin of their po6si
ble new partner; but the young man did
not appear. At last Konyon rose and
began to search for him. lie passed
along the deck, but found no trace of
his friend. He looked for a moment
into the smoklng-roota, but Wentworth
was not there. He went downstairs to
the saloon, but his search below was
equully fruitless. Coming up on deck
again he saw Miss Brewster sitting'
alone reading a paper-covered novel.
"Have you seen my friend Went
worth?" he asked the young woman.
She laid the book, open-faced, upon
her lap, and looked quickly up at Ken
yon before answering:
"I saw him not very long ago, but
I don't know where he is now. Per
haps you will find him in his state
room; in fact, I think it more than like
ly he is there." With that Miss Brew
ster resumed her reading.
Kenyan descended to the state-room
.njid opened the door. Wentworth sat
upon the plush-covered sofa, with his
head in his hands. At the opening
of the door he started and looked for
a moment at his friend, apparently not
seeing him. His face was so gray and
ghastly that Kenyon placed his hand
against the wall for support as he
- M yuoa: ueorge, ne eriea. ~rrna**»
the matter with you? What has hap
j>ened? Tell me."
Wentworth gazed In front of him
with glassy eyes for a moment, but did
not answer. Then his head dropped
again in his hands, and he groaned
fro BE cosTiirriD.)
Mnslcal Item.
Mrs. Chaftie has been making an earn
est effort to have Johnnie taught to
play on the piano, but he neglects his
practicing so much that he makes very
little progress. A few days ago, Mrs.
Chaflie, who was upstairs, aalled down:
"Johnnie, you aren't practicing your
"Yes, 1 am," replied Johnnie.
"No, you are not. You haven't touched
the piano in the last half hour."
"I have been practicing all the same.
It was full of pauses, and I am prac
ticing them over and over until I get
them perfect."—Texas Sifter.
Ntrrn Barriers.
O yes! she (miles it me,
You see,
And I smile back at her.
Yet when upon the street
We meet
A bitter thought will stir.
The fact Is this: I'd woo
Another maid more dear,
If I had all the rings
And things
• I gave to her last year.
—Spare Momenta
A Plaint from the Highway.
"This is a hard world," said Meander
ing Mike, as the dog whom he had hit
with a piece of pastry went howling
"Whut's de matter?" inquired Plod
ding Pete.
"I>e<m folks is too onfeeling ftir any
thing. The gals there is practicin'
oookln' out of a fancy book, an' when
ever I axee 'em fur bread they gives me
cake."—Washington Star.
Unite Likely.
"They say that smoke kills cholera
germs," he said, as a sort of excuse far
smoking ten or twelve strong cigars a
"I shouldn't wonder," replied his
wife, coldly. "Enough of it will kill
anything I —-everi man."
Thereupon he went to the club to
finish his cigar, as uaual. Chicago
A Success.
Man of Family—That burglar alarm
to a grand success; wouldn't part with
it for a mint of money. It went off at
one o'clock this morning.
Dealer —Eh ? Did you catch a bur
glar trying to get In ?
"No; but I caught my daughter's
voung man trying to get out."—N. Y.
Weekly. '
Proof rosltWe.
"It's too bad; the editor sent my beau
tiful and pathetic story back without
reading it," said the ambitious maiden.
"Dearie me! how do you know It?"
asked the fond mother.
"I've looked through every page, anil
theTe isn't a teardrop anywhere."—
Odds and Ends.
Interested Adfiet.
"Pardon me," said the ifw boarder,
after the others had left the table, "but
I'm not up in table etiquette and don't
know just how oranges should be
"Very sparingly, very sparingly, sir,"
answered the thrifty landlady.— Detroit
Free Press.
Not What Htae Wasted.
"Well, one's never too ohl to learn,"
she said, to her dearest friend, who had
just got an Oklahoma divorce.
"But I don't want to learn," was the
reply. "I want to forget principally,
like everyone else iu the divorce colony
out there. I havo learned too much."—
No. 47
A Rattler with Three F» Oft Shaflea Oi
lit* Mortal 1011.
A I'nited States cavalryman, •t»
tione»l at Fort Meade, S. D., writes ttj
Forest and Stream as follows in regard
to the self-destruction of a three-fanged
j rattlesnake;
"As to the suicide of the creature, 1
am forced to ask for an explanation
The snake at first sight, coiled up ID
the usual manner lor a prime strike,
mode a vicious lunge at my legging,
then drew back and closely scrutinized
me from hat to shoe. Instantly a
change of expression came over his
features, and ferocity grave way to a
look that might have been born of dis
gust and resignation. I watched him
closely, not knowing what might be
his next move. He suddenly astonished
use by plunging headlong into the
Belle Fourche. Motionless he sank, and
I 1..y at full length at the bottom. I con
tinued to watch him until the last ves
tige of his reptilious breath hod risen
to the placid surface in a pcaily ' tib
ble, and then with the n'.d of c ck I
ruised him from the water, -la' ' him
in the sunshine and sa. »lied ..self
that life was extinct. I liat. tever
known or heard of n rnt .er ta' ' ig to
water, and here I was confronted by
the plainest case of suicide by drowning
In broad daylight. I have since then
lost all faith in snakes. I have adopted
and discarded every theory that might
offer n solution in this ease, and am now
driven to the belief that this snake de
liberately suicided because it had com
mitted the blunder of wasting a well
meant three-fanged strike on a United
States cavalryman. Hereafter I shall
travel incognito in those parts."
Pastor'* Condolence* on Her Hotlliad'i
Death Very (iraclouljr Acknowledged.
A North side Lutheran pastor recent
ly assig-ned *o a fashionable congrega
tion is wondering whether hereafter it
will lie policy for him to offer con
dolences when young matrons of his
flock lose their husbands, or forever
"keep his |>eaee. He is very much per
turbed over an incident which occurred
quite recently, says the Chicago Chron
Some time last summer and before he
had been assigned to this particular
ehureh the. invalid husband of one of
his prominent church members went
to the far west in the hope that a change
of climate might restore him to health.
But the rarlfied atmosphere of the
mountains instead of benefiting the In
valid, who was a ronsumptive, rather
hastened the progress of the disease
and within a very few weeks he died.
Last week the young widow returned.
What more natural than that the par
son should offer his sympathies to tt»e
bereaved one.
"You have my sincerest sympathy,"
he said to the young woman. "But,
after all, you have this consolation that
the dear one is now past all suffering
and probably much happier."
"You are too kind, parson," answered
the young widow. "Indeed, he lasted
much longer than I thought he would.
I expected be would go much Booner.
It was a hopeless case."
Such a philosophic view of the case
rather startled the good man. It came
so unexpectedly that it left him noth
ing more to say and he beat as hasty
a retreat as he could.
a Chicago Hairdresser.
In a fashionable hair dressing parlor
on one of the downtown street* one
reads the slga: " Eyelashes made to
order." t
"I do not know that there Is anything
particularly novel about It," said the
blor.d young woman who was asked for
information. "We have done this sort
of work for months." ,
"And have you manv patrons in that
"Not so many as we have In the other
branch of our business, the removal of
hair or wrinkles by mean® of electric
ity, but still we have some."
And then she explained the process
of making artificial eyelashes. An ex
ceedingly delicate little instrument Is
used. It consist* of a needle operated
through a spring by means of the
finger. At one end of the needle a hair
is Inserted. When the operator is ready
to work on the person she takes the
eyelid between two fingetrs of the left
hand. The needle is then thrust Into
the fleshy part of tl -< eyelid as close
to the eye as poasibl I the tiny hairs
are actually sewed <
Eyelashes thus manufactured arm
warranted to last two weeks without
repairs. Of course the process hurts
the patient, but what woman will not
willingly submit to suffering to retain
her beauty and her powers to charm?
According to a British consular re
port, invalids in search of a winter star
tion might do worse than try the cap
ital of the Island of Corsica. The av
erage temperature Is three to four de
grees higher than that of the Itivlera.
Ajacclo, moreover, being thoroughly
sheltered by the surrounding moun
tains and the aspect of the. bay beta#
due sout h, the dreaded "mistral" is un
known. It is admitted, however, that
there aire some drawbacks. Living in
the island is dear, nearly all articles of
consumption usually required by for
eign residents having to be Imported.
Altogether, affairs in Corsica do not ap
pear to be in a satisfactory state. The
Island and Its population are described
as "eminently pooa-," and were it not
for the assistance bestowed by France
the Corsicans would be forced either to
starve or bestir themselves—the lAtter
alternative appearing to be one from
which they ore decidedly averse.
UMI*! Wonderful Hwnt.
The power of scent possessed by a
deer is wonderfully acute. These ani
mals have been known to take fright at
the scent of a man 24 hours after he had
passed the snot-
Like Moat of Us.
Here nature gives a lesson grim;
The oyster's spirits droop— j
All summer It was In the swim.
But now It's In the soup.
—Chicago Tlmea-Herala.
Policeman —Come now, run along,
you've been hanging round here all the
IVoy—See here, a man wot wqara ft
belt o' your size ca n't cutnoioe by being
Fussy. Where'd yer be If I wus to butt
yer in the stuinmlck wid all me might
un' den ruitrib? —N- Y t Truth.