Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, February 11, 1897, Image 1

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    VOL- xxxiv
tnAWPH'C rTVV CTTntr-C 111 finest I'ateiit Call; was $5.50, now #4.00
WOM EN S FINE Qiie lot was , o now 5Q
One lot reduced front $2 and #2.50 to One lot calf, was $4.00, f5.00 and #6oc,
only ST.?S. now $2.00.
One lot reduced from $3.50 end $3.75 One lot heavy shoes, was 1.25 and ft.so
to *2.00 and $2.25. now SI.OO.
One lot reduced front fi.oo and f 1.25 Men's line Shoes, were fi.25, now
to 75 cents. 95 cents.
Women's Black All Wool Overgaiters,
Bargains in Misses' Shoes. Bargains in I&£s' Shoes.
50 cents, 75 cents and fi.to. We will -5 cents, 90 cents, SI.OO and $1.25.
save you 50 cents on every pair. Bargains in all.
Children's Shoes. _
Our Slippers
At 25 cents, 40 cents and 50 cents.
Baby Shoes at 10 cents to 50 cents. to close, and also all our Felt Shoes,
All kinds at lowest prices—Arctics, Storm Aiaskas, Overs, Crcquet, Storm Boots—
all at prices greatly reduced. Women's Rubbers at 18c, 20. and 25c, Misses' Rub
bers at 16c, 20c, and 25c. iL'en's Rubbers at 40c, 50c, and 60c. All shoes direct
from factory to your feet.
Butler's Leading p fJITCPT TON ° PP '
Shoe House B* vj* lIUi3IJLIUII Hotel lowry.
Stock-Taking Gleanings.
The completion of stocL-taking leaves every department with broken lots or
odds and ends of goods wtich must be closed out at once to make room for the daily
incoming of spring merchicdise. Some of these broken lincf are almost certain to
be among your necessities. In that event you will get more for your money than
at any other time during the-past season. By reason of still deeper price cuts than
we have yet given, the following are a few examp'es of what w° intend to do from
now on until our entire stock of winter goods is sold.
Ladies' Jackets and Capes.
We have marked down all our Ladies' Jackets that sold at sls and £2O to >?5oo
One lot of plain Beaver Jackets, real value SO, to 2.49
One lot of Misses' Jackets, v;ilue $5 to j6, to.. 2.59
One lot of Children's Jackets, value #4 to $6, to close at 2.29
Feather Boas
marked down ti 25c, 50c, 75c sind #1; former prices 50c, *l, $1.50 and !{:2. Included
with these we offer you ouret tire stock of Blankets, Ilaps, Winter Underwear and
Hosiery for men, womeu and children. Flannel Skirts, Waists, Tailor-Made
Suits and Separate Skirts, anil Heavy Winter Dress Goods, and a positive saving of
50 per cent, on every dollar's worth of merchandise bought here during this clean
ing up sale.
Mrs. J. E- Zimmerman.
N. B.—We have already received two shipments of new Spring Dress Goods at
popular prices. Come in and get posted on the new Spring Styles.
It is rare you s;ee such garments as we are now
showing. They are novelties, they have got the
snap in them, makes you fell as if you must have
a suit out of this batch.
We have the exclusive sale of these garments in
thi* vicinity. Now if you want to dress up, here
is a chance, If you once get inside of one of
these suits you will be loath to take it off. We
sell the finest Black Clay Suits ever known. The
linings are guaranteed to outwear the outside
JAN. 21 TO FEB. 6th.
Black Cashmer Gloves gc were 25c
Black Cashmer Gloves 29c were 50c
Black and Colored Kid Gloves 75c were SI.OO
Black and Colored Kid Gloves SI.OO were $1.50
Black and Colored Kid Gloves +1.25 were f 1.75
Black Siik Mittens 39c
Black Cashmer Mittens. 9c were 25c
Black Cashmer Mittens 19c were 40c
Infants Mittens 9c
Aim |o|
M. F. & M. MARKS,
113 tP 117 South "Klain Street, J?utl*r, Ft.
The h" st °f American News
papers, CHILES A. DANA,
The American Cons tu n ti° n ' :
the '\mei ican Idea, the America . M .
Spirit. These first, and all the
time, forever. "
Daily, by mail. - $6 a year.
Daily and Sunday by mail. $8
a year.
The Sunday Sun :
iti". the greatest Sui iday Newspa
per in the world.
Price sc. a copy.
By mail, $2 a year.
Address THE SUf New York
IlUn Your Clot Hi
If you want goou and reliable
cleaning or dyeing done, there is
just one place In town where you
"sill get it, and that is at
tie s® off mu
216 Center avenue.
do fine work in out
door Photographs. This is the
time of year to have a picture ot
your house. Give us a trial.
Agent for tbe Jamestown Sliding
Blind Co.—New York.
Is caused by toi'i'.il liver, whieli prevents <!i_
; tiou and permits food to ferment and pntriiy ia
-« : tile stomach. I'hen follow dizzn. js. headache,
'' . Insomina, nervousness, aad, 3 z -
3 If not relieved, bilious fever gES 0^
or blood poii n'-.'- Ifood'3 5 ft £ . %
i pills stimulate the stnasach, 808 %•'
rouse t , liver, cure ' eadaehp. dirziness. con
stipation. ete. ' ; . S->l*l I*> ■••! druggists.
The ill to »okk v. ; tii Lloou 3 SarsapariJ.'?.
3 This Is Yonr Opportunity.
On receipt of ten cents, cash or stamps,
a generous sample will be mailed of the
' most popular Catarrh and Hay Fever Cure
(Ely's Cream Balin sufficient to demon
strate the gre: t merits of the remedy.
56 Warren St , New York City.
■Rev. John Reid, Jr.. of Great Falls, Mont.,
| recommended Ely's Cream Balm to me. I
; can emphasize his statement, '"lt is a posi
i tive cure for catarrh if used as directed." —
| Rev. Francis W. Poole, Pastor Central Pres.
I Church, Helena, Mont.
Ely's Cream Balm is the acknowledged
cure for catarrh and contains no mercury
nor any miuriou3 d rug. Price, 50 cents.
• Western P.-rnsylv«aia Division.
Schedule in fflvt t X- v. 10 189 G.
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"■ Railway. Allegheny Short
Line. Schedule ip effect, July 19,
Butler Time, Depart. Arrive
Allegheny Accommodation.. <; 25 »m J 2.1 am
Allegheny Flyer 8 loamho 00 am
Akron Mull s 1j am 7 j ■ urn
Newcastle Aecotn ■ * 15am !i 27 im
Allegheny Aecotno Ito Main 12 to pm
.■MlegLeoy Express , 2 55 pin 4 55 i>in
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Insurance ana Hea! Estate
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Subscribe icr tbe CITIZEN.
of the^J^/'iine.
cr* A Woman lntcr%'Cn^f.
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ICopyrlght. iß<js. by Robert Bait 1
ciiArTEi; xx.
Although the steam liip that too'.'
Kenyon to America was oue of the
speediest in the Atlantic service, jet
the voyage was inexpressively dreary
| to him. He spent lnost of his time
j walking up and down the deck think*
: ing about the other voyage of a few
1 months before. The one consolation
1 of his present trip was its iiuiekne^s.
When he arrived at his hotel in Nev.
! York, he asked if there was any in<
' sage the.re for him, and the cler'i hauil
: ed him an envelope, which hetorecpeu.
It was a cable dispatch from Went
j worth, with the words: "LongwortTi
| nt Windsor. Proceed to Ot ::v.a in:me
diately. Get option renewed. Long
worth duping us."
John knitted his brows and won
dered v here Windsor was. The clerk,
seeing his perplexity, asked if he could
te of any assistance.
"I have received this cablegram, but
don't quite understand it. Where is
"Oh, that means the Windsor hotel.
Just up the street."
i Kenyon registered, and told the clerk
to assign him a room and send his bag
gnge up to it when it came. Then he
v. alked out from the hotel and sought
the Windsor.
He found the colossal hostelry, and
' was just inquiring of the clerk whe the r
a Mr. Longworth was staying there
when that gentleman appeared at the
desk aaid took some letters and his key.,
Kenyon tapped him on the shoulder.
Young Longworth turned round
with more alacrity than he usually dis
played, and gave a long whistle of sur
prise when he saw whom it was.
"In the name of all the gods," he
cried, "what are you doing here?"
Then, before Kenyon could reply, he
said: "Come up to my room."
They went to the elevator, rose a
few stories, and passed down ail ap
parently endless hall, carpeted with
some noiseless stufr that gave no echo
of the footfall. Longworth put his key
into the door and opened it. They
entered a large and pleasant room.
"Well," he srid, "this is a surprise.
\\ hat is the reason of your being here?
Anything wrong in London?"
"Nothing wrong so far as I am aware.
We received r.o cablegrams from you,
and thought there might lie some hitch
in the business; therefore I came."
"Ah, I see. I cabled over to your ad
dress and said I was staying at the
Windsor for a few days. I sent a cable
gram almost as long as a letter, but it
didr't appear to do any good."
"So; I did not receive it."
"And what did you expect was wrong
over hero?"
"That I did not know. I knew you
had time to get to Ottawa and see the
mine in twelve days from London. Not
hearing from you in that time, and
knowing the optloa was running out,
both Wentworth and I became anxious,
and so I came over."
"Exactly. Well, I'm afraid you've
had your trip for nothing."
"What do yon mean? Ia not tie
mine all I said it was?"
"Oh! the mine is all right; all I
meant was, there was really no neces
sity of your coming."
"But, you know, the option ends in a
very short time."
"Well, the option, like the mine, is all
right. I thing you might quite safely
have left it in my hands."
It must be admitted that John Ken
yon began to feel he had acted with un
reasonable rashness in taking his long
"Is Mr. Melville hero with you?"
"Mr. Melville has returned home. lie
had not time to stay longer. All he
wanted to do was to satisfy himself
about the mine, ne was satisfied, and
he has gone home. If you were in Lon
don now you would be able to see him."
"Did you meet Mr. Von Brent?"
"Yes; he took us to the mine."
"And did you say anything about the
option to him?"
"Well, we had some conversation
about it. There will be no trouble
about the option. What Von Brent
wants is to sell his mine, that is all."
There was a few moments' silence,
then Longworth said: "When are you
going back?"
"I don't know. I think I ought to
see Von Brent. I am not at all easy
about leaving matters as they are. I
think I ought to get a renewal of the
option. It is not wise to risk things
as we are doing. Von Brent might at
any time get an offer for his mine, just
as we are forming our company, and,
of course, if the option had not been re
newed, he would sell to the first man
who put down the money. As you say,
all he wants is to sell the mine."
Longworth was busy opening his let
ters and apparently paying very little
attention to what Kenyon said. At
last, however, he spoke:
"If I were you, if you care to take my
advice, I would go straight back to
England. You will do no good here.
I merely say this to save you any fur
ther trouble, time and expense."
"Don't you think it would be as well
to get a renewal of the option?"
"Oh! certainly; but, as I told you
before, it was not at all necessary for
you to come over. I may say, further
more, that Von Brent will not again re
new the option without a handsome
sum down, to be forfeited if the com
pany is not formed. Have you the
money to pay him?"
"No, I have not."
"Very well, then, there will not be
the slightest use in your seeing Von
Young Mr. Longworth arched his
eyebrows and gazed at John through
his eyeglass. "1 will let you have my
third of the money if that w ill do any
"How much money does Von Brent
"How should I know? To tell you
the truth, Mr. Kenyon, and truth never
hurts, or oughtn't to, I don't at all like
this visit of yours to America. Y'ou
and Mr. Wentworth have been good
enough to be suspicious about me from
the very first. You have not taken any
pains to conceal it, either of you. Y'our
appearance in America at this partic
ular juncture is notliinjj more nor less
than an insult to. me. I intend to re
ceive it as such."
"I have no intention of insultingyou,"
said Kenyon, "if you are dealing fairly
with me."
"There it is again. That remark is
an insult. I wish to have nothing more
to say to you. I give you my advice that
j it is better for you, and cheaper, to go
I back to London. Y'ou need not act on
, it unless you like. I have nothing fur-
I thcr to say to you, and so this interview
| may as well be considered closed."
"And about the mine?"
"1 imagine the mine will take care of
' j it elf."
"Do you think this is courteous treat
ment of a business partner?"
"My dear sir. I do not take
in courtesy from vow. Whet!: v uan ;
pleased or displease* With my treat*
r.cnt of yoi: is :: matter of *u;:reme in
difference me. lam tired of living j
in nn atmosph re of suspicion, and 1 |
have done w f th it. that's all. You tliini; j
fcoue game is being played on you— !
bot'.i vou and Wentworth think that— j
and yet you haven't the 'cuteness,' ax j
they call it here, or the sharpness to j
find it out. Now, a man who has sus- >
plcions he cannot prove should keep [
those suspicions to himself until he can. »
That is my advice to you. I v\ ish you |
good day." J
John Kenyon walked back to his hotel
more suspicious than ever. He wrote a
letter to Wentworth detailing the con
versation, telling him Melville had
sailed for home anil advising him to
see that gentleman. He stayed in New
York that night and took the morning
train to Montreal. In due time he ar
rivedat Ottawa and called on Yon Brent.
He found that gentleman in liis cham
bers. looking as if he had never left the
loom since the option was s'gned. You
Brent at first did not recognize his visit
or. but, after gazing a moment at him.
he sprang from his chair and held out
his hand.
"I really did not know you," he said:
"you have changi-d a great deal since
I I saw you last. You look haggard omi
! not at all well. What is the matter with
j you?"
"I do not think anything is the mat
| ter. I am in very good health, thank
I you. I have had a few busines worries,
j that is all."
"Ah, ye 3!" said Von Brent. "I ain
| very sorry, indeed, jou failed to form
J your campany."
"Failed!" echoed Kenyon.
"Y'es; you haven't succeeded, have
you ?"
"Well, I don't know about that; we
arc in a fair way to succeed. Y'ou met.
Longworth and Melville, who came out
to see the mine. I saw Longworth in
New York, and he told me you had taken
them out there."
"Are they interested with you in the
"Certainly; they are helping me to
form the company. "
Vou Brent seemed amazed. "I did not
understand that at all. In fact, I un
derstood the exact opposite. I thought
you hail attempted to form a company
and failed. They showed me an attack
in one of the financial papers upon you,
and said that killed your chances of
forming a company in London. They
were 1: re, apparently, cn their own
"And what was their business?"
"To buy the mine."
"Have they bought it?"
"Practically, yes. Of course, while
vour option holds goo 1 I cannot sell it.
but that, as you know, expires in a very
few days."
Kenyon, finding his worst suspicion
l'oalizul, seemed speechless with a.maze
ment, and, in liis agony, mopped from
his brow the drops eol'ectef 1 there.
"You appear t.o be astonished at this,"
said Von Brent.
"I am very much astonished."
"Well, you cannot blame inc. I have
acted i-crfectly square in the matter.
I had no idea Lorgwoith and the gen
| tlenian who was with him had any con
nection with you whatever. Their at
tention had been drawn to the mine,they
said, by that article. They had in
vestigated it, and appeared to be satis
fied there war «imeti:ing in it—hi the
mine, I mean, not in the article. They
said they had attended a meeting which
you had called, but it was quite evident
you were not going to be able to form
the company. So they came here and
made me a cash offer for the mine.
They have deposited £ 20,000 at the bank
here, and, on the day your option closes,
they will give me a check for the
"Serves me right," said Kenyon. "I
have been cheated and duped. I had
grave suspicions of it all alofvg, but I
did not act upon them. I have been too
timorous anil cowardly. This man
Longworth has made a pretense of help
ing- me to form a company. Everything
he has done has been to delay me. He
came out here apparently in the interest
of the company I was forming, and now
he has got the option for himself."
"Y'es, he has," said Yon Brent. "I
may say I am very sorry indeed for the
turn affairs have taken. Of course, as
I have told you, I had no idea how the
land lay. You see you had placed no
deposit with me, and I had to look after
my own interests. However, the opt ion
is open for a few days more, and I will
not turn the mine over to them till the
last minute of the time has expired.
Isn't there any chance of your getting
the money before then?"
"Not the slightest."
"Well, you see, in that ease I cannot
help myself. I am bound by a legal
document to turn the mine over to them
on receipt of the £20,000 the moment
your option is ended. Everything is
done legally, and I am pert'eetly help- i
less in the matter."
"Yes, I see that," said John. "Good
by." He went to the telegraph office
and sent a cablegram.
Wentworth received the dispatch in
London the next rooming. It read: ;
"We are cheated. Longworth has the j
option on the mine in his own name."
WhenGcorge Wentworth received this j
message he read it several times over |
before its full meaning dawned upon I
him. Then he paced up and down his |
room and gave way to his feelings. His |
best friends, who had been privileged |
to hear George's vocabulary when lis
was rather angry, admitted that the j
young man had a fluency of expression ,
which was very much more terse than ;
proper. When the real significance of
the dispatch became apparent to him, I
George outdid himself in this particular j
line. Then he realized that, however j
consolatory such language is to a very j
angry man, it does little gocd in any I
practical way. He paced silently up and j
down the room, wondering what he j
could do, and the more he wondered j
tbe less light he saw through the fog.
He put on his hat and went into the j
other room.
"Henry," he said to liis partner, "do
you know anybody who would lend mo j
C 20,000?"
Henry laughed. The idea of am
body lending that sum of money ex- i
oept on the very best security w as in it
self extremely comic.
"I)o you want it to-day?" lie said.
"Yes, I want it to-day."
"Well, I don't know any better plan 1
than to fjo out into the street and ask
every man if he luus that sum about him.
Y'ou are certain to meet men who have <
very much more than £20,000, and per
hapfi one of tlieni, struck by your very |
saaic appearance at the moment, might !
hand over the sum to you. I think, ;
however, George, that you would be j
more successful if you met the capital- j
ist in a secluded lane some dark night, j
and lir.il a good reliable club in your
"Y'ou are right," said George. "Of
course, there is just as much possibil
ity of my reaching the moon as fretting
that sum of money on short notice."
"Yes, or or. long notice, cither, I
imagine. I know plenty of men who j
have the money, but I wouldn't under- 1
tnk-e to usk them for it, and I don't be
lieve you would. Still, there is nothing
like tr_\ i. g. lie who I rit-s i ,ay succeed,
but no one can succeed who doesn't
try. Why not >-o to old Longworth?
He could let you hr,v t!:>- i..ouey in a
moment if he wanted to do so. He
knows you. What's your security,
what are you goi: - to do with it— that
eternal mine of yours?"
"Yes. that 'eternal 'nine.' I want it
to be mine. That is why I need the
£ 20,000.'
"Well, George, I don't see much hope
for you. You never spoke to old Long
worth about it. did you? He wasn't
one of the men you :ntended to get into
this company?"
"No, he was not. I wish he had been,
lie would have treated us better than
his rascally nephew has done."
"Ah, that immaculate your.gman has
been playing you tricks, h.:.- he?"
"He has played me one trick, which
is enough."
"Well, why don't, yon go and see the
old man and lay t:esse before him?
He treats that r.ephew as if he were
Ins son. Now, a man will do a great
deal for his son, an:! jierhnps old Long
worth might do something for his
"Yi s. but I should have to explain to
l-.im that his nephew is a scoundrel."
"Very well, that is just the kind of ex
planation to bring the £20,000. If his
nephew really is a scoundrel, and you
can prove it, you eou!d not want a bet
ter lever than that on the old man's
money bags."
"By Jove," said Wentworth, "1 be
lieve I shall try it. I want to let h:m
know, anyhow, what sort of a man his
nephew is. I'll go and see him."
"I would," said the other, turning to
liis vvr.rk. And so George Wentworth,
puiii-g the cablegram in his pocket,
went to see old Mr. Longworth in a
fra-j.e of mind in which no man should
s;-e his fellow-man. lie did not wait
to be announced, but walked, to the
a. . onishmjnt of the clerk, straight
through into Mr. Longworth's room,
lie found the ok! man seated at his desk.
"Good day, Mr. Wentworth," said the
financier, cordially.
"Good day," replied George, curtly.
"I have come to read a cable dispatch
to j'ou. or to let you read it." Iltl
threw the disnateh down before the old
gentleman, who adjusted his spectacles
:.u<l read it. Then he looked up lu
quiringly at Wentworth.
"You don't understand it, do you?"
said the latter.
"I confess I do not. The Longworth
in this telegram does not refer to me,
does it?"
"Xo. it does not refer to you, but it
refers to one of your house. Your
nephew, William Longworth, is a
"Ah," said the old m.ui, placing the
dispatch on the desk again and re
moving liis glasses. "Have you come
to tell me that?"
"Yes, 1 have. Did you know it be
"No, I did not," answered the old
gentleman, his color rising, "and I do
not know it now. I know you say so,
and I think very likely you will be glad
to take back what you have said. 1
will at least give you the opportunity."
"So far from taking it back, Mr.
Longworth, I shall prove it. Your
nephew formed a partnership with my
friend Kenyon and myself to float on
the London market a certain Canadian
"My dear sir," broke in the old gen
tleman, "I have no desire to hear of
my nephew's private speculations. I
have nothing to do with them. I have
nothing to do with your mine. The
matter i.. of no interest whatever to me,
and I must decline to hear anything
about it. Y'ou are, also, if you will ex
cuse my saying so, not in a fit state of
temper to talk to any gentleman. If
you like to come back here when you
are calmer, I shall be very pleased to
listen to what v - ou have to say."
"I shall never be calmer on this sub
ject, I have told you that your nephew
is a scoundrel. Y'ou are pleased to deny
the accusation."
"I do not deny it; I merely said I did
not know it was the case, and I do not
believe it, that is all."
"Very well; the moment I begin to
show you proofs that things are as I
"My dear sir," cried the elder man,
with some heat, "you ure not showing
proof. Y'ou are merely making asser
tions, and assertions about a man who
is absent—who is not here to defend
himself. If you have anything ta say
against William Longworth, come and
say it when he is here, and he shall air
swer for himself. It is cowardly • t
you, and ungenerous to me, to make a
number of accusations which I am in no
wise able to refute."
"Will j'ou listen to what I have lo
say ?"
"No; 1 will not."
"Then, by God, you shall!" aud
with that Wentworth strode to the door
and turned the key, while t he old man
rose from his seat and faced him.
"Do you mean to threaten me, sir, iu
my own office?"
"I mean to say, Mr. Longworth, that
I have made a statement which T am
going to prove to you. I mean t hat you
shall listen to ine, and listen to me now."
"And, I say, if you have anything to
charge agaiust my nephew, come and
say it when he is here."
"When he is here, Mr. Longworth, it
will l>e too late to say it; at present you
can repair the injury he has done. When
he returns to England you eannotdo so,
no matter how much you might wish to
make the attempt."
The old man stood irresolute for a mo
ment; then he sat down in his chair
"Very well," he said, with a sigh, "I
am not so combative as I once was. Go
on with your story."
"My story is very short," said Went
worth. "It simply amounts to this:
Y'ou know your nephew formed a part
nership with us in relation to the Cana
dian mine?"
"I know nothing about it, I tell you,"
answered Mr. Longworth.
"Very well, you know it now."
"I know you say so."
"Do you doubt my word ?"
"I will tell you more about that when
I hear what you have to say. Go on."
"Well, your nephew, pretending to
aid us in forming this company, did
everything to retard our progress. He
engaged offices that took a long time
to lit up, and which we had, at last, to
take a hand in ourselves. Then he left
for a week, leaving no address, and re
fusing* to answer the letters I sent to his
ofiieo for him. On one pretext or an
other the forming of the company was
delayed, until, at length, when the op
tion by which Mr. Kenyon held the mine
had only a month to run, your nephew
went to America in company with Mr.
Melville, ostensibly to see and report
upon the property. After waiting a
certain length of time and hearing noth
ing from him (he had promised to cable
us), Kenyon went to America to get a re
newal of the option. This cablegram
explains his success. He finds, on going
there, that your nephexv has secured
the option of the mine in his own name,
and, as Kenyon says, we are cheated.
Now, have you any doubt whether your
nephew is a scoundrel or not 7~
Mr. Longworth mused for a few mo
ments o: what the young m.ui had told
, "If what you say is exactly true, there
is no doubt that William has been :ruilty
of a piece of very sharp practice."
"Sharp practice!" cried the other.
"You might as well call robbery sharp
"My dear sir, I have listened to you:
| now I ask you to listen to me. If, as
I say, what you have stated is true, my
nephew- has done something which I
think an honorable man would not do;
but as to that I cannot judge until I
( hear his side of the story. It may put
a different complexion on the matter,
and I have no doubt it will; but, even
granting your version is true in every
particular, what have I to do with it?
I am not responsible for my nephew's
' actions. He has entered into a business
connection, it seems, with two young ,
1 men and has outwitted them. That is
probably what the world would say
| about it. Perhaps, as you say, he has
been guilty of something worse, and
has cheated his jiartners. But even ad
mitting everything to be true, I do not
see how I am responsible in any way."
' "Legally, you are not; morally, I
think, you are."
' j "Why?"
"If he were your son—
"But he is not my son; he is my
' : nephew."
1 "If your son had committed a theft, j
would you not do everything in your !
'' power to counteract the evil he had
| "I might and I. might not. Some fa- |
1 thers pay their son's debts, others do j
' j not. I cannot say what action I should j
: take in a purely supposititious ease." |
' | "Very well, all I have to say is, our j
• j option runs out in two or three days. |
• Twenty thousand pounds will secure j
the mine for us. I want that £20,000
' I before the option censes."
' j "And do you expect me to pay you |
' j £20,000 for this?"
' "Y'es, I do."
Old Mr. Longworth leaned back in his j
office chair and looked at the young '
1 man in amazement.
"To think that you, a man of the city, i
• I would come to me, another man of the i
1 city, with such an absurd idea in your
' head, is simply grotesque."
' "Then the name of the Longworths is j
' nothing to you—the good name, I j
' mean?"
"The good name of the Longworths. i
my dear sir. is everything to me; but ■
1 think it will be able to take care of it- j
■ self without any assistance from you." |
There was silence for a few moments. I
Then Wentworth said in a voice of sup- !
pressed anguish: "I thought, Mr. |
' Longworth, one of your family was a
l scoundrel. I now wish to say 1 believe
the epithet covers uncle as well as
i nephew. Y'ou have a chance to repair
the mischief one of your family has
! done. Y'ou have answered me with con
tempt. You have not shown me the
slightest indication of wishing to make
[ He unlocked the door,
i "Come, now," said old Mr. Longworth,
rising, "that will do, that will do, Mr. j
[ Wentworth." Then he pressed an elec
tric bell, and when the clerk appeared,
• he said: "Show this young gentleman
the door, please, and if he ever calls
again, do not admit him."
And so George Wentworth, clenching
( his hands with rage, was shown to the
[ door. He had the rest of the day to
ponder on the fact that an angry man
seiuoin acco..ipnsh?s his purpose.
' First Tramp—Help! help! murder!
] Second Tramp—Wot's dc matter, Wil
\ lie?
, First Tramp—l was dreamin'j I
dreamt I was takin' a bath. —Up-to-
j Date.
That GUI Story.
j "Did you read about that man whose
life was saved by a pie?"
"No; how was it?"
"Well, his dear little wife mude it,
set it in the window to cool and a tramp
I came along and stole it." —Chicago Rec
, ord.
1 Quite » Difference.
Telephone Superintendent (over the
t wire)--Hello, there, you! No swearing
through the telephone.
Irate Subscriber—l ain't swearing
t through the telephone; I'm swearing
L at it,—X. Y'. Weekly.
Then He Won't Miud It.
' Fortune-Teller —Y'ou will be veiy
' poor until you are 35 years of age.
• Impecunious Man (eagerly) And
after then?
1 Fortune-Teller —You will get used to
' it.—-Tit-Bits.
, Sure Tiling.
"Bottsy's blowing nil the time about
paying as he goes. Do you tlunk he
"Sure of it, for there isn't a place ia
town where he can get trusted." —Chi-
i cago Tribune.
It's More Than I.lkcly.
"I wonder why so many people go
abroad every year."
"A groat many of them go simply to
prove that they ure able to." —Chicago
Was an Angel.
Mons. X —Before I married my wife
I thought she was an angel.
Mons. Z —And now#
Mons. N—And now I know she was an
angel.—L'lllustre de Poehe.
' "The t'oming woman will have whis
' kers, I understand."
! "Good enough; we can use her razors
' to sharpen our lead pencils."—Chicago
■ Record.
Plankington (proudly showing his
; country home) —Yes, old man, I bought
this house to sell.
. Von Blumer—l don't blame you a bit.
I'd do the same thing.—Brooklyn Life.
A I'rlvUcße.
' "It is said that kissing breeds dis
ease," said the first sweet thing.
"Wouldn't you like a chance to get
sick?" asked the second sweet thing,
rather spitefully.—Chicago Post.
The I'ropcr Course.
"We art going to have an amateur
opera. Would you put in any g^ng^s?"
"Yes; gag the jierformers, by all
• means."—Town Topics.
A. i jUC
How the Mojavt'* Kipltln the IHvWlon of
tue itarr*.
The mystery surrounding the origin
of the Indian race is greatly enhanced
by listening to some of the quaint leg
ends, says the Los Angles Ilerald. Here
is one of them, related by the older
men of the Mojave tribe:
"At the time of the Mojave. the v hlte
man, the negro, and all other people
lived together with their god, Mule
velia, \x hose mother was the earth, nr.il
whose father the heaven.
"They were all supplied with food,
clothing. and many luxuries. Besides
these they had tools and .ill kinds of im
plements and machinery to work with.
"Everything- was manufactured, and
especially matches.
"One day Mulevelia died, and all the
|>eople, excepting the Mojaves, fled, aft
, er looting the camps of everyUjingthey
could lay their hands on, not even leav
ing a match.
"Here was a pretty state of affairs,
and the dead god awaiting cremation!
"There seemed to be no other alterna
tive than to dispatch a messenger for
a spark from one of the brilliant lu
minaries of the upper region,and ucoy
ote was sent to a star for some fire.
"After a long time he returned with
out success, and so hungry that lie*
tried to eat up the dead god.
"Mastanho, the man, sat by rubbing
willow sticks together, and produced
fire, which they used in burning up
"After the cremation, which took
place somewhere near Fort Mojave, the
mountains at the foot of the canyon
parted and the Colorado flowed through
and swept the ashes away.
"Mastanho now became chief and di
vided the Indians into tribes and gave
them their allotments of land."
Barely Sufficient to Keep Soal and Body
As for the distribution of wages, the
pay of a woman amounts to three-quar
ters of that of a man, that of a boy or
girl of 12 to 17 years to one-haif, that of
a child under 12 years, to one-third of a
grown man's wages, says tho Catholic
World. The advantage arising for the
factories from woman's and children's
wages is such that no humanitarian at
tempts have been as yet able to solve
that harassing- problem in any civilized
country. But as the wages of working
men in arc absolutely reduced to
a minimum and scarcely suflicient to
keep soul and body together for more
than 13 "hours' toil it is a cruel amid,
gross injustice to cut working women's
wages by a third, since the first neces
saries of life are alike in men and wom
en regardless of sex. The monthly
wages of on adult laborer, man or wom
an. in England are 2y g (124.05 per
cent), in America 4 4-3 (379.14 per cent.),
times greater than the wages of a like
laborer in the Moscow factories. Since,
however, the duration of working time
in the three countries is different, Mr.
DcnentiefT has reduced the compari-
SOH of wages per hour and come to the
conclusion that wages in England are
by 284.5 per cent., in Massachusetts by
493 per cent, higher than those in £he
Moscow factories. If we make a good,
allowance for the higher cost of living
iu America—•'which, ltowever, is to be
understood cum gramo salis, only the
luxuries of life being- dearer here, not
the necessaries, like meat, flour, bread,
tween the mode of living of an Ameri
can and a Russian laborer.
But a Few Decade* Ago They Were Pn
"In the 60 years I have lived in New
York," said an octogenarian to a re
porter of the New \ ork Mail and Ex
press, "I have never seen such varia
tion in the styles of wearing the mus
tache. Why. it seems that everybody
trains and crops them as an advertiser
ment for their various professions. The
broker, the banker, the sport, the busi
ness man, etc., seem to adopt styles of
their own.
"Talking of mustachesremindsof the
time when Consul Olidon came to New-
York from Egypt in 1837 wearing a big
black, drooping mustache. He was
looked upon as a curiosity, and it was
some years later before the mustache
was generally adopted. When I was a
boy the mustache was looked upon as
vulgar and monstrous and unbecoming
a gentleman.
"I have often heard my father talk
about the introduction of the first mus
tache In New York. A gentleman re
turned from Europe, so the story goes,
in ISIG. A scrubby-looking mustache
adorned his upper lip. The citizens
were stiicken dumb, ne was ridiculed,
criticised and spurned, and was finally
compelled to >have it oft in despair."
Well Meant.
American wheelmen traveling alone
in Europe have many queer experiences.
A young man who was bicycling in
southern France was pushing his wheel
up a steep hill when he overtook a
peasant with a donkey cart who was
rapidly becoming stalled, though tho
little donkey was doing his best. The
benevolent wheelman, putting his left
hand against the back of the cart and
guidinghis wheel with the other, pushed
sj hard that the donkey taking fresh
courage, pulled his load up to the top
successfully. The summit reached, the
peasant burst into thanks to his bene
factor. "It was very good of you, mon
sieur," he said; "I should never in the
world have got up the hill with only one
Story of a Prmnre SehoolmUs.
I A bachelor tt'saoher wlio "was in tho
habit of punishing refractory pupils
I by using a ruler on the hand, recently
had occasion to chastise a pretty mis*
of 10 summers. The mischievous girl
advanced to the desk, and the teach
er said: "Give mo your hand, Nellie."
Her black eyes twinkled, «s she de
murely said: "Mr. B , this is so
sudden: you will have to ask papa."
A (inicefQi
It is not every man who knows how
to compliment a woman gracefully.
The following dialogue took place be
tween a very pretty lady singer and a
celebrated composer, who is by no
means addicted to flattery:
"Tell me, my dear maestro, which
would yoa like better, to be blind or
"Deaf, madam, when I am looking at
you, and blind when I hear you sing!"
Kiully Provided.
They sat before the open grate fire.
"Do you prefer your chestnuts
roasted?" he r.sked.
She inclined her head.
"I like them much better that way,"
she said.
"As you please," ho returned, and
In another minute he had thrown the
comic weekly into the fire. Chicago
An American Beauty.
Ah, radiant rose, with your gmco so de
Your beauty the eye and the spirit con
But there still lurks the thorn. None
would guess, I am sure,
That you cost me a dollar and twenty
live cents. _ .
—Washington Star.
No O
Ue Could Xot 100 l Joneeey with lU*
Three young men were seated at a'
'.nble in a Market street restaurant. One
>f them drew from his pocket and laid
ui«>n the tablo a silver dollar, says the
Philadelphia Record. Beside it he
placed a visiting card, with a round
hole about a half Inch in diameter
p creed through its center. Said he:
"Sec the fat. white dollar? See the little
I»ole in the card? Bet you the cigars I :
ran push the big dollar through the
little hole," "I'll go you," said one ofi
his companions; "but, remember, you
arc to push that dollar through that;
hole without enlarging the hole."-
"That's what," responded the proposer
>f the feat. Laying the dollar flat on the.
tabic, he held the card on edge just be
hind it. Then he produced a pencil
which he shoved through the hole in the
cord until it touched the edge of the
coin. "Pushing the dollar —through the
hole, see ?" "Here comes Jonesey," said
the loser. "Lend me your dollar and
your funny card and I'll get revenge..
Oh. I won't do a tiling to Jonesey!" Ai
lcugthy, cadaverous young fellow, with
a vacuous expression, drifted into the;
vacant place at the tabic. "Jonesey,"i
said the loser of the cigars, "here's fej
big dollar and here's a little round hole
iu a card. Bet you I can put the dollar
through the hole just as it is— loser to;
pay all four of our checks." "Done,**i
said Jonesey. The other proceeded to
repeat the action of the first trickster.;
"Hold on," drawled Jonesey, languidly,,
"your contract is to 'put' the dollar
through the hole. I didn't bet you
couldn't 'push' it through the perfora
tion. You see, dear toy, I've been up
against the game hitherto"
AU of the Work la Done by Hand—Some
of It b Beautiful.
There are two jewelers in Chinatown,
but their establishments do not. re
semble the ordinary places known as
jewelry shops, says the New York
Times. The Chinese jeweler is a man
ufacturer as well as a shopkeeper. His
establishment is a tiny room up one
or two flights of stairs. The room, in
one place is divided by on openwork
iron partition, with an arch awl a coun
ter near the window, where the Jeweler
stands at work. He is an elderly China
man, wearing glasses, and he works
over a tiny fire in the window. All his
■work is done by hand, and some of it Is
beautiful. There are heavy silver
bracelets which open with a hinge
aud fasten with an odd little staple.
The fine raised i>attern is cut out, every
bit of it, by hand. There are gold rings
made in the same way. There are fine
rings, made of 24-carat gold. Almost)
nothing is kept in stock. There may
chance to be a few rings and bracelets,
which -are taken from a small safe.
Most of the goods are made to order.
When the manufacturer is asked the
price of a ring he weighs it before ho
answers. His scales consist of a slen
der stick of ivory, perhaps a third of a
yard long, covered with Chinese char
acters. At one end is a small brass plate
suspended from the stick by fine
threads and a very small weight, also
hanging by a thread, is moved along to
the balancing point by the Jeweler a*
he holds the little machine in his hand.
The front part of tho little shop ie filled:
aa many things as can well be crowded
into it.
It Fills the Whole l T nlver»e for the KM
Behind It.
This Is what happens to the man b©i
hind the hat, says the Chicago Observetrt
The preacher disappears until nothing"
remains but a voice. And wfch the hati
standing up Qgainst the spot where the
voice is, and the modulated sentences
breaking against it, how is attention
to be fixed upon the sermon? The
mind grows lax, the quiet and sweetness
of the sanctuary tend to distraction, the
hat fills the w hole visible universe, and
involuntarily one's thougihts center
upon It.
It Is a wonderful construction. There
is a yellow rose trembling on a long
stem with every movement of the wear
er's head and one begins to calculate
the extent of its arc. There are bunches
of feathers, disposed, apparently, with_a
view to preventing anything from be
ing seen between them whichever way,
the hat is turned. And there are stal
actites of ribbon, upright and immov
able, which still further obscure the
Occasionally one gets a momentary,
glimpse of the head of the preacher as
it is stretched out in gesticulation, but
it seems a mere detached fragment use
lessly beating the air. The preacher;
himself has disappeared as if he had
never been. The only thing visible
when the hat is turned for a moment
is another hat of the same kind farther
Dissenters In Russia.
When M. PobtednostzeiT became the
head of the holy synod in Russia it
was reckoned that the days of the dis
senters were numbered. He would soon
stump them out. In spite, however, of
his ruthless policy, they have steadily
increased, until there are now about
2,500,000 of them without reckoning the
old believers, who are 18,000,000 strong.
A Large Idea.
London Truth reports that a primary
battery has been discovered of such
potency that a big ship will be able to go
to America with its motive power in
closed in a jam pot. The discovery was
made accidentally by two Scotch boys,
mid has l>een taken up by several Scotch
men of large means and of considerable
business experience.
Paris Woman's Club.
Paris has a woman's club where home
less women can spend their evenings
and get their meals. There is a good
library, and for 00 francs a year a wom
an may become a member. All the em
ployes about the place are women.
Bulldcd Better Than He Knew.
Mrs. Jackson—l thought you told me
yt/u trimmed that hat yourself. I'm
sure it is just as stylish as if it had been
done by a high-priced milliner.
Mrs. Johnson (complacently) —Yes, I
think it. has a stylish look myself. You
see, my husband sat down on it acci
dentally nfu-r I had got done and gave
it exactly the right twist. Boston
She was looking- for a flat and had
just found one to her taste in the vi
cinity of Washington square. But the
price was too high, she told the janitor,
a Frenchman. "The idea! Forty dol
lars for the first floor—all the dust from
tho street—ugh! Have you anything
"Mnis, oui, xnadaxne; ze basement."—
N. Y. Tribune.
My Mother.
My voice was as clear as the trumpets of
My footsteps were steady In passing her
She asked me the hour. I replied: "Just
And straightway tho clock In the hallway
struck four.
—Harlem Life.