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IJ. S. YOUNG, }
THE MERCHANT TAILOIt, £
The jjoods, stylr, fit and gOMBJ make
up of his suits
TELL their own STORY. I
You may know what you want.
Do you know where to get it?
If you call at PATTERSON BROS new wall paper store von will find ju>t what you want.
Our stock consists of the most ARTISTIC DESIGNS and colors ever
shown in Butler from the cheapest to the l»e*t.
Before buying elsewhere give us a call.
230 N. MAIN ST„ WICK BUILDING. lII'TLEIJ. PA.
OUR ENTIRE SPRING STOCK
FINE FOOTWEAR IS ALL IN.
We went east early, and after carefully looking ov<r the different lines an I setting
tna.r best prices for CASH. W«- placed our orders mi all goocK to IM- made to our >|» cial
O.'J ir. These goods have all arrived and are open and ri a'ly for your Inspection. To sav
t.il t ito.-k of spring goods is the finest w have ever had and the Selection much the largest
i ing It mildly .
1.1 Ladies' and Misses' Fine Shoes
rf.- .1 iv showing some handsome styles in several shales of line tan v.-ith either leather or
.!i tops styles in black shoes in the (inesi of dongoia. rnad<- >n the latest style
ana with the new toe. The ladies'shot's range in price from :> «« 00. A line'of
1 . .! -s' fie- patent leather shoes ranging in price from - to and the prices of Misse-,'
jj* are from *1.25 to Si 50. We have Iho goods in all size, and widths from A A to KK.
Our Line of Oxfords,
Strap sandals. Southern Ties. etc.. not be forgotten as the stock of them is very large
and styles riixlit up to date. We take pleasure in showing llnr.se j'oods whether yon wish t<»
buy or not. Come in and we will be glad to see you.
Men's and Boy's Shoes.
A complete line of colored shoes ill all the late,t shades resting tops will be very stylish
this summer see our line of them, they are UEAI TIKS The light summer slioes with
bright shiny hue, its glitter and gloss, its comfort and cost Is the shoe good and true. A
large assortment to select from at BICKELS.
range in price from ff.on tosl.oo, and the prices for the Boy's shoes are from Sl.'iO to i-'i.no
Come to us and you'll find our stock so large you can find what yon want.
All Styles of Shoes
select from at lowest prices. Here Is where vv.-can interest vou again. Men's and Boy's
working shoes. Box T<esli.«es, Heavy Solo English Bals. < . :igre-s tiaiters and Buckle
L#ace Plow Shoes at rock bottom prices,
J2B S. MAIN St. B UTLER. PA.
J : s - YO E G -
Tailor, Hatter and Gents Furnishing Goods.
Summer heat makes tite problem of looking dressy and keeping cool a hard one
But we've solved it; ai:d for once economy, comfort and fashion go har.d m !iaud
Our summer suits are finer in fabric, nobbier in pattern and more stylish in cut
han|ever£before, tlicy fit your cut ves and yet the}'re not sweat bath outfits. The
prices may surprise «ou.
S. YOUNG. Tailor.
c i S. MAIN St., - - - BUTLER, PA
yX/ (t'V (*Sk Three of a kind for Spring, two of a kind for
TfiSv L,i Summer—what lH'Uer hand would a man want
li,'\ \3 In clothing. They are all of a kind IN STVI.K
f~ t I A y*- in cut and workmanship t lie flni'st
»f|Y -\ /1 f ■ . In durability the staunches!, in price mos
jj) / J c (v \ / J fl* moderate. \Vlu>re else can you get such com
[ fTI (S* \ i?') /Jl ( U binations. Vou do get them of G. K. KE<'K, the
Yf—J J \j ,\ / (•fflU I M tailor. We have a large assortment of spting
fl far /) £? \ / \J I J* styles, the latest patterns and prices to Milt
Y&SSI I / \ iJ—l I lO '"or a first-class suit call and examine our large
y /I IX \\ liV I in tock of Spring goods. Remember the place.
Jl glj Q. F. KECK,
** I II MERCHANT TAILOR. 142 North
Jr Main St, Butler. Pa.
3285. MAIN ST- 328 S. MAIN ST
Most complete stock, finest goods, newest styles and lowest
prices in Millinery, Notions and perfumes-
THE H. H. CORSET A SPECIALTY.
SEE OUR NEW SPRING HATS.
We Will Save You Money On
Silverware, 1847 Rodger Bros, c
j Plateware and Sterling
c Goods. (
Our Repair Department takes in ,ill kinds of Watches, Clocks
and Jewelry, etc
122 S. Main St. i
Old and silver taken ihe same as cash.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
fflien you take Hood's rills. The bip, old-fash
ioned, sugar-conted pills, which t-'ar you all to
pieces, arc not In it with ilomi's. 1-asy to take
anil easy to operate, is true
' of Hood's I'ills. wliii-h are | jl
I I 9
J Safe, certain an>l sure. All ®
druggists, '.TC. C. I. Ilood & Co.. I.owell. M .ss.
'•"he only Pill* to tiike with Hood's Sar.salKinUA
Thousands are Trylnp It.
In order to prove the great merit of
Ely's Cream Balm, the most effective c ire
for Catarrh and Cold in Head, we have pre
! pir.-d a generous trial size for 10 cents.
Get it of your druggist or send 10 r ents to
ELY BUOS., 5G Warren St., N. V. City.
j I stttfered from catarrh of the wor-t k nil
I ever since a boy, and 1 never L 'j<. d for
: cure, but Ely's Cream Balm reem* do
even that. Many acquaint.inc« s ii» us ,i
it with excellent results.- —Oscar Ostruui,
45 Warren Ave., C! -ago, 111.
Elv's Creara Balm is the acknowledged
cure for catarrh an 1 contains no cocaine,
mercury cor any injurious drug, l'ri ?e,
6u cents. At druggists or by mail.
We Ail Know
that the slovenly dressed man
never receives the respect and
consideration the well dressed
ruan gets. One secret in dres
sing -.veil lies in the selection cf
the right tailor.
are cut and made in cur own
workshop in this city. We are
particular about the fit, fashion
and al! the minute details in
Would be pleased to show
you a product of our shop and
also give you a pointer in econ
Pearson B. Nace's
Livery Feed and Sale Stable
Wick House, Butler, Penn'a.
i The best of horses and first class riffs al
[ wavs on hand and for hire.
ifest accommodations in town f«»r perma
nent boarding? and transient trade. Speci
al care guaranteed.
Stable Room For 65 Horses.
A good class r»f horses, both drivers and
draft horses always on hand and for sale
under a full guarantee; and horses bought
upon proper notification by
PEARSON B. NACE.
Telephone, No. 219.
L. C. WICK,
Rough $ Worked Lumber
Of a i.t. kinds.
Doors, Sash, Blinds, Mouldings,
Shingles and Lath
Always in Stock.
LIME. HAND PLASTER
Office opposite P. &.W."Depot.
<" D. L. CLEELAND, 1>
£ Jeweler and Optician, >
< 125 S. Main St., >
\ Butler, Pa. )>
C. SELIGMAN & SON
No. 416 W. Jefferson St.,
A line of latest Foreign
and Domestic Suitings
always in stock.
Fit. Stylo and Work
manship guaran Iced
to give satisfaction.
unui IS THE TiWIF TO HAVE
nun Your Clotlnirjjg
CLEANED or DYED
If you want gooa and reliable
cleaning or dyeing done, there is
just one place in town where you
can get it, and that is at
iS CJerruer avenue,
B@»We do fine work in out
door Photographs. This is the
time of year to have a picture ol
your house. Give us a trial.
Agent for the .Jamestown Siiili'.c
Blind Co.—New York.
K. FXSHEB SON,
01! MFAI (OUR OLD PROCESS)
Now very cheap.
Feed fur Horses, Cows, Sheep. Hogs, Fowls
etc. Health, strength and productive power
to animals. Are yon feeding It? cheapest
feed In the market.
LINSEEO Oil and white i.ead
LNIOC.HU UII. %1 . 1k ,, I);iiMt ~i st for
years on house, barn or fenee. Mived paints
are doubtful quality: some good and -unli
very bad. Write for our circular.
For pure Unseed oil or meal, and white
lead, ask for '•Thompson's." or address
manufacturer. THOMPSON A.0.. r, \\
Diamond street Allegheny, Pa.
M. A. BERKIMER
337 S. Main St., Butler.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, APRIL 14, is<
I Abducted by f
Joan the Bapnsi
I By Ward Rles |
COPYRIGHTED BY THE C. P. A.
ALL RIGHT# RESERVED.
MISS STELLA RESOLVES.
The famNy of Captain Zenith con
sisted, beside himself and wife, of five
daughters. Miss Stella, the fourth of
t£e sisters, is the heroine of my story.
| She was charming. All who knew her
j avowed that fact, which needed no
avowal. None averred that she was
beautiful. The charm that she exert
ed over all her friends was not easily
explained. It was an effect; felt, ad
mitted —enjoyed, too —but difficult to
It was her nose that prevented her
from being beautiful. Upon the brink
of decision it hesitated to assume all
I the characteristics of a pug. Had it
been less a pug sh(> would have more
nearly attained beauty. Had it been
more a pug she would more nearly
have attained beauty. But it hesitat
ed. Fatal indecision! Harmless inde
cision! Then her lips! Let us quota
"Then her lips, so rich in blisses;
Sweet petitioners for kisses;
Pouting nest of bland persuasion.
Ripely suing love's invasion!"
Her eyes midnight mirrors, under a
brow that art could not imitate nor
nature surpass. A raven's plumage
was paler than her hair which, uncoil
ed swept about her feet when she stood
By her Yankee friends she was call
ed cute. Some people described her as
a young lady of strong mind, great or
iginality, strong individuality and rug
All the Zenith girls were unmarried
and severally appeared to have reason
able chances of graduating in the
high school of society as old maids and
carrying the honorable title "Miss" to
their respective tombstones. They
were all popular in their set and there
were none in their set who was more
In demand socially; yet no eligible
party had manifested a determined de
sire to relieve the captain of any item
of his family millinery and dressmak
Miss Stella regarded it as a daughter
ly duty to wed. That is. sh«
thought that every daughter owed a
son-in-law to her parents when she be
came marriageable. She therefore de
termined to set a good example for her
sisters and as they delayed she resolv
ed that she herself would be the first
bride plucked from the family matri
monial tree. Notwithstanding her
childish years—for she was not yet six
teen —she was very womanly in the
strength of that resolution.
Miss Stella was strong, determined,
tenacious and persistent in carrying
any purpose into execution and she
never abandoned a purpose; she de
vised effective means to accomplish it.
Having resolved to marry she next
considered the coming man. Many
times she went over the roll of mar
riageable males of her acquaintance.
Carefully she conned and canvassed
"them, one after another, time and
many times. Each was cast into the
scales and weighed against her ideal.
Unfortunately for them they severally
Invariably went up.
Unfortunately for them, because, had
one of them fully satisfied her, there
can be no doubt whatever that he
would have become her husband. In
such a case he would have been for
tunate, because she was kind of heart
and having captured him she would
have rendered his captivity blissful.
MISS STELLA'S CHOICE RIDES IN
The chances of war, the unruly ele
ments in the mining districts, the or
der of the war department combined
to send a detachment of Federal caval
ry to Minersvale.
The acting adjutant of this detach
ment was a beardless stripling who
was commissioned a Second Lieuten
ant because he had made good use of
an opportunity to do something daring
at the front where he served as a pri
vate, and because Governor Curtin
learned of the little fellow's pluck.
Minersvale was not actually in arm
ed and hostile array against the gov
ernment; but troops were needed there
to enforce the draft, to protect the pro
vost marshal and his officers and to
arrest deserters who fled to the con
venient concealement of the mines to
which they wore welcomed by the ma
jority of the imported citizens who
constitute the bulk of the population
of those districts. Among them dis
loyalty was honorable;deserters were
popular, provost marshals unpopular
and the draft a curse. They were op
posed to a lottery from which the only
prize they had a chance to draw was a
Buit of blue clothes In which they
would be stood up as targets for their
friends the rebel sharpshooters. They
generally had the provost marshal on
their list and he reciprocated and had
them on his list.
In Archbald, Carbondale, Miners
vale, Honesdale, Scranton, Pittston,
Pottsville and all the anthracite re
gions, the majority of the mining pop
ulation is of trans-Atlantic nativity.
At Minersvale the Welsh preponderate.
To them the draft was exceptionally
obnoxious. Miss Stella's aunt Sue was
of this disloyal class. In speaking to
the adjutant she said:
"Ho, these nasty Republicans! Hi
could tramp them Into the hearth!'
And she snapped her gold rimmed teeth
viciously, shook her clenched fista
heavenward revengefully and damped
her booted foot violently.
Notwithstanding the popul't • aver
sion to the draft and the popular an
tipathy to those engaged in enforcing
the draft, the adjutant easily captured
the good will of society at Minersvale
and he was from the start lionized by
the ladies. Here and there undeclared
efforts were made to prevent it, but
they failed. An antagonistic duenna
said to a deposed local lion:
"I imagine that-you gentlemen would
be quite as pleased if the little wander
ing warrior of tender years had been
detained at home under maternal pro
"It's a deuced unpleasant thing to
be jilted, you know; but a fellah
cawn't resent it, you know and an
nounce that he takes umbwage, you
know. He can only pwetend that he
doesn't know it, you know."
It was some days after his arrival
that the Misses Zenith first saw the ad
jutant, and it was the elder sisters who
then saw him. He was on active duty,
the detachment being on dress parade.
They reported their impressions at
dinner and Miss Stella silently decided
to see him upon an early occasion and
cast him into the scales against her
Pressing her friend Bell Morton into
her service she wont one evening and
watched the soldiers on parade. As
ti'i-v walked homeward Klaa Stella said
in her peculiar positive way:
"ill do it. That is settled."
"What is settled? What will you
"That's owing; but I mean to be
' When wi>l v_u pr. po.-e?"
"That is his duty."
"He may not f ;1U;1 his duty."
"It shall be r.:y duty to see that he
I does. Bell, dear, you ne?d not indulge
in any hopes or a !1 "tation with h.ni,
for they would be frustrated. I in end
to nionoj ol.ze him myse.f aad there are
many young gentlemen in town who
will be glad when I do and as many
girls who will be mad enough to
pinch themselves on the same account;
but you must not be one of them; and
you must not tell any one, that's a
"Cf course I shan't! Cut you do not
i even know him yet; how do you pro
pose to manage that? Do you know
i any one to introduce him?"
| "1 will."
"Siell. lam sure you will. You are
sure to get him if you decide to do so.
What a girl you are! You never de
termine to do anything that is not
just sure to be accomplished!"
Admiration and reverence were both
in Hell's voice and glance. After a
! short silence she added:
"But he may be a bad man?"
j "Not a bit of it."
"But you don't know."
"I tell you not to be alarmed; he is
I all right."
"He may be mr.rried already."
"He is too e'eer to be in the com
' pany of ladies. You should know that
! men with wives give the most of their
I leisure time to men while those who
| are unmarried never chat with men
when they can gossip or flirt with
"If that is so why is it so? Do they
despise women because they know
them better than single men do?"
"Bell, dear, do not expect me to solve
riddles; but if Mr. Adjutant Who-is-he
were playing that he is single when in
fact he is married he would fear expo
sure and would therefore be cautious
and play the part with some reserve."
"There is no telling what one may
do. Some are doubtless capable of
taking great risks for the sake of a
"He is not married; he is too young."
"His youth proves nothing; you are
going to marry him, young as he is,"
"That young man is single, I tell
you. aud that settles it. Besides, he
is my future husband, and I won't have
you talking ugiy about him and saying
ill natured things, intimating that he is
capable of being wicked, casting
doubts upon his honor! Ido wish that
he had whiskers, though; or even a
moustache! It's a shame that his face
should be as smooth as mine!"
"Stell, dear, be careful; don't go too
"Now, Bell, don't be foolish! There's
a dear. Call to-morrow afternoon and
we will go to see the parade."
CAUGHT BY A VEIL.
The next day Mia;? Morton called and
together the young ladies set out for
the camp of the soldiers. They had
not proceeded two blocks when they
heard the clatter of a horse at full
speed behind them. They had not once
mentioned the adjutant, but Miss
Stella, without looking back, speaking
as though in continuance of a conver
sation about "he," said;
"He is coming now. There never be
fore was in Minersvale any one who
j rode as he does. He rides as if he
had all the necks in the world to break
and would be whipped if he didn't
break every one of them before the
week is out. He is just awfully reck
less in the saddle."
As the adjutant approclied the young
ladies he saw a veil blow from Miss
Stella's hat and settle upon the
ground. Without dismounting he
caught the filmy fabric from the earth.
When he reached the ladies he check
ed his horse and dismounted to return
the veil to the owner who expressed
surprise that she had not observed its
loss and then very prettily thanked the
soldier for returning it to her. As she
readjusted the veil she said:
"We are on our way to your camp.
Do you—do the soldiers parade this
"Yes, we have dress parade every
evening and battalion drill twice every
day. It will be an hour yet till pa
rade. If you will permit me the honor
of walking with you to camp I shall
be delighted and will take great pleas
ure in showing you through our camp
that you may see how soldiers live.
At the front is the place to see how
they die. Happily that horror is sel
dom imposed upon ladies."
"It is terrible to think that to de
fend your country you must risk your
"I never think of calling myself a de
fender of my country up here. It
humiliates me to 1<; here in my native
state while war -> on in the enemy's
country. It seems to me such a dis
grace to the country that its armies at
the front must be decimated to supply
an armed power to enforce law, pre
serve order and protect the loyal in
the north. Thank God, the enemy at
home is not a native element! But,
excuse me, ladies, I have just been
engaged in a controversy with a score
of foreign-born loafers and naturalized
enemies. They irritated me so much
that my irritation causes me to forget
myself. May 1 have the honor of
walking with you to camp?"
"We would be grateful and happy to
be permitted to take a good peep into
the soldiers' homes."
The adjutant called a passing sol
dier to whom he delivered his horse to
he returned to camp, and then Miss
"This is Bell Morton, my best friend.
I am Stella Zenith, her best friend.
Now, sir, who are you?"
Homer Burton Jaquese, second lieu
tenant of Company E, Ninety-first
Pennsylvania CavaJry, and ready to
become at once your mutual best
In camp the adjutant exhibited to the
ladies all the details of the soldiers'
camp life. He escorted them to the
quartermaster's department, the com
missary department, showing the
stores of each; what the soldiers had
to live upon; how it was issued,
cooked and served: how the men slept;
the character and arrangement of
their beds(?); the nature of their pass
times and amusements; explained the
minutiae of guard mount, guard duty,
reliefs, drills, inspection, police of
camp—which is the cleaning of camp
and sanitary measures. Explained the
care of equipments and supplies;
showed them the carbines and pistols;
how to charge, discharge and handle
them; gave an illustration of the sabre
exercise; took them to the stables(?)
and showed how the horses were kept
and provendered, saddled and unsad
died; bridled and unbridled; how
to mount and dismount; how to
turn a horse to the right and
to the left; how to start him, to check
him, to top him and to back him.
Everywhere he carefully gave them a
clear insight into the smallest details
of camp life, duties and doings of cav
Having made the tour of the camp
he sent for the chief bugler and order
ed him to sound the call for parade in
the presence of his guests.
When the order was given the camp
was a scene of tranquil idleness. Iu
an instant, as the sharp notes of the
bugle sounded, the scene changed to
one of bustle, confusion, chaos and dis
order. Disorder speedily crystalized
into order; what was a confused mob
of disorganized individuals transform
ed Itself into shapely segments from
which evolved a long array of aligned I
warriors, armed equipped, glittering
in the evening sun, mounted, moving I
at a word, with the ready obedience
, and precision of a great machine an
! swering to steam at the movement of
j a lever.
As the adjutant resumed his spurs.
e ] sash and sword Mi«s Stella said:
! "Have you the privilege of taking
| tea out, or do you have to take all
your rations in camp?"
"I do not mc.is in camp; I take my
e | rations at the Harrison House, in
e | town."
1 j "Would you accept an Invitation to
e "That would probably depend some
-0 what upon the source of the invita
y ] tion."
0 | "If I were the source and the invita
; I tion were to take tea with us? Miss
1 ■ Morton will be there?"
* "Will you excuse me if I neither ac
cept nor decline an invitation that has
t not been given?"
"Gracious! How precise you are!
v Will you take tea with us this even
"I shall appreciate the privilege and
s will be most happy to avail myself of
'. : your kindness. I will join you at
any hour you designate if you will
t ' honor me with the address."
"If we may we will await you here
l i and you may accompany us home after
i | parade"
"I shall, sub rosa, command the mu
sicians to beat off at double-quick." he
laughingly answered as he mounted his
horse which his servant had ready at
i the door of his tent. As he rode away
Miss Stella said to Miss Morton:
"Did I not tell you that I would in
- | troduce him myself?"
l i "Oh. but that was an accident;
- I through the loss of your veil!"
j | "Now Bell, don't he a goose, there's
i a dear! Did you ever know me to lose
i anything? A veil, a handkerchief, a
glove, a ribbon, a hair pin. anything?"
At each subdivision of the progress
r ive inquiry. Bell shook her head and
Miss Stella continued.
, "I loosed that veil and let it blow
, away purposely. I knew that he would
be watching us and would be delighted
to restore it to me. That was a great
, deal better than to have him climb a
crumbling bank to pull a posey for me
so that he might fall and break an arm
f to give me a chance to nurso him aft-
Miss Morton answered only with her
eyes; she was speechless with admira
, tion and revered her friend more than
• ever, if that were possible.
Parade being over the adjutant re
joined the ladies and accompanied
them to Captain Zenith's residence
where he passed a most delightful
THE ZENITHS ENFAMILLE.
In company Miss Stella and Miss
Morton witnessed the parade the next
i evening After parade, the adjutant,
instead of following his custom and
galloping headlong into town, walked
with the young ladies as far as Cap
tain Zenith's gate.
The pathway followed was chosen by
Miss Stella. It lay across a common
traversing for a few rods a patch of
low briars As the party approached
this point Miss Stella quickened her
pace and of course her companions
kept time with her. Having thus be
guiled them into a rapid walk she fell
into third place when they formed sin
i gle file to enter the path through the
She quickly managed to entangle her
gown with the spiny shrubs. When
hftr cry advised them of her predica
ment the adjutant returned to effect
her rescue and Bell never suspected
that Stella's detention and her own
ndvanced position at that moment were
Joint results of a ruse cunningly de
vised and cleverly executed.
The ruse accomplished its purpose.
Before they rejoined Bell the adjutant
had obtained permission to call upon
Miss Stella that evening.
They parted at Captain Zenith's gate,
the ladles going within and the adju
tant walking to his hotel.
Had their breasts been crystal and
their hearts in view and easily read it
would still have been difficult to de
termine whether Miss Stella or the ad
jutant experienced the greatest gratifi
cation in the progress they were re
spectively making in developing the
At the tea table of the Zenith's the
adjutant was a subject of conversation.
During his call on the previous even
ing the eldest of the sisters, whose
name was Mollie, had been very sen
sibly piqued by the fact that Miss Stel
la monopolized a very large share of
his attention. In fact, Mollie was old
enough to be sometimes jealous of her
younger sisters. In this case she vas
jealous of Miss Stella. ContinuißS
the conversation the latter young lady
"I rather expect him to call this
"Well, if he does come, as he may,
for last evening I invited him to do
so," said Miss Zenith, "You will stay
out of the parlor. Miss."
"Indeed? As 'imj goes on we will
see about that! Ay present conviction
is that 1 will be a member of the party
assembled in that stately front apart
ment this evening. If you find the
sight of me there at all unpleasing to
you you may avoid the pain of it by
retiring to the kitchen with our undo
mesticated enemy from Ballycrag. If
you yearn for solitude you might with
. draw to the quiet precincts of the bake
room and there as tranquilly as pos
sible meditate upon the swift and sure
approach of old maidhood!"
"Miss Impertinence! I will request
Ma to send you to your own room if
you do not instantly apologfze to her
for your insolence to me!"
"And dear, sensible Ma will not re
gard your officious request."
"Of late you have grown altogether
too forward. Every time we have
company you stick yourself up to en
"And succeed much better than my
ancient sister; eclipse her and win the
attention she covets! 'Tis ever so;
youth always w r ins when it has to
compete only with age. Was it not so,
Mollie dear, during the past generation
—when you were a girl?"
"Ma, don't you hear that chit? Why
don't you send her to the nursery? I
I'm sure that people must think that j
we are very common indeed! It is
shockingly unrefined to habitually per
mit the children of the household to
rush into the drawing room every time
any one calls, and precociously per
sist in such efforts to entertain them
as disgust the guests and disgrace the
"Jealous? Really Jealous of oo's
'ittle sister?" '
"If Lieutenant Jaquese calls on us
this evening I shall see that you do not
go into the parlor while he is there. I <
have tolerated your disgraceful and
humiliating precocity quite too long, i
Now I will check it." | 1
"Let me tell you something sooth- j i
ing. Lieutenant Jaquese will not 'call j i
on us' this evening. He will call on ]
me and I desire that we be undisturbed
by the presence of obtrusive antiqua
ted parlies. Therefore at a proper <
season, when you perceive that your I 1
continued presence will become an un- 1
welcome intrusion, please accord us j 1
the pleasure of your departure. You 1
need not hesitate to retire at your j 1
"Call on you! Pooh! Gentlemen do 1
not go about calling on children! Don't 1
make yourself so ridiculous by your j s
vanity. Ma, shan't Stell stay out of <
the parlor when we have company?" ! '
"But, Ma. dear, I have no objection *
to doing by them as I wish them to do \ 1
by me. When they have company ex- '
clusively their own I am willing to 1
give them the benefit of their compa- 1
ay's exclusive attention. 1 do not and
shall not try to absorb even one little '
ray of their social sunshine; I realize
that I am not the only cucumber in 1
I the garden! But so I want them to i '
0 by me. Th- adjutant asked me if
he might call upon me this evening
Of course I to!d him that he might."
Compelled now to interpose as arbi
ter Mrs Zenith kept as near a middle
course as she could.
"You are entirely too young to enter
tain company. Mollie is right; I
should have restrained you from pre
senting y If so frequently when
there are callers. However, 1 have no
wish to place the adjutant in an awk
ward position or to humiliate you in
the sight of any gentleman; you may
receive him this evening. You should
hav referred him to m- and \oushiuld
yourself have consulted me before con
senting to receive his call. Should
he desire to repeat it, you will excuse
I don't think I see myself excusing
myself! If he expresses a wish to re
peat his call 1 shall tell him that he
will be welcomed."
"If he tries to call on you again I
shall tell him that -.la does not ap
This time Miss Zenith had the last
THE ADJUTANT CAPITULATES.
At a seasonable hour the adjutant
reached the Zenith drawing room. He
saw no signs of family discord. That
Miss Stella made his call aj agreeable
to him as it was gratifying to her,
will be understood without the assur
ance of an extended paragraph. When
he departed he carried away as a sweet
treasure, her sweetly uttered permis-
I sion to call again.
He did call again, without any un
reasonable delay. He called repeated
j ly; called so often that invitations to
; call elsewhere when not wholly dis-
I regarded were declined upon the plea
! of prior engagements.
; He devoted his hours to Miss Stella
i and she always responded to his ap
| -proach. They walked, rode, drove,
j dallied together, until their intimacy
; became the chief subject of the prat
j lers. Envious old maids, jealous young
maids, wise gossips and black-voiced
croakers joined in a chorus of depre
cation and with serious faces, in pro
phetic tones deplored those national
j complications and calamities that had
I seat to Minersvale one so powerful, and
so ready, to work evil in society, as
I was that subaltern who delighted to
: be addressed as Mr. Adjutant! It was
declared to be such a pity that he was
not down south getting his whisker
less head shot off.
"Look at him! It's awful to see the
way he is trying to dazzle that dear
Stella Zenith! It Is terrible to think
that one of our very brightest and
most lovable young ladies snould per
mit herself to be cajoled by him! One
would never have thought it of her.
What can make her mother so blind as
to allow such going* on? It is a pity
that her father don't horsewhip him,
or that some young gentleman of hon
or does not make a hero of himself by
calling the shoulder-strapped scamp
out and sticking his own sword among
his ribs in search of his wicked heart!
He d'JU't intend to marry her and ho
will »-tly break he. - heart!"
Those who knew tjie family best did
not wonder at the apparent non-inter
ference of Mrs. Zenith, for they knew
that no opposition could deter Miss
Stella unless she could see for herself
that she was wrong. What she desired
to accomplish she was sure to compass
in defiance of hindrances if she was
satisfied that it was right; and she did
her own reasoning as to what was
right and what was wrong.
As for the adjutant, he was at first
attracted to Miss Stella by a desire to
fathom her eccentricities. He had no
suspicion of the fact that in his pres
ence she carefully conformed herself
to that course that would be sure to
I do not wish to be misapprehended
to Miss Stella's detriment. She was
without hypocrisy. Nothing could
have induced her to that. She was
simply a wise observer of people; an
accurate reader of character; and
she saw that by indulging herself in
her oddities unres'rained; by doing
whatever she felt prompted to; by
being her most natural self always,
regardless of conventionalities, she
would be most successful in attracting
his admiration, and as she admired
him she sought to secure his highest
approval. She was shrewd enough to
be herself, natural and uncurbed.
Serious love making was as foreign
to the adjutant's intent as was suicide.
He contemplated the one quite as lit
tle as the other. If, when he left his
quarters to make that first call on Miss
Stella, one had suggested matrimony
to him, he would have responded that
a matrimonial engagement was an in
tangible possibility of the indefinite
future and a question that could not
arise for him until the war was over
and he settled prosperously in busi
How very little we know of our own
future! How very little we know of
our own minds! It was not a fort
night till the adjutant asked Miss Stel
la to become his wife and embraced
her as his plighted bride. This result
was but one more evidence of Miss
Stella's power to mould others to her
The adjutant proposed to remain in
the army till the war was over; possi
bly afterward. He told his affianced
that as they were both so very young
he thought they should defer their
marriage till peace was established and
he settled to the business of his life,
whether that should be in the army or
in some civil pursuit.
To this Miss Stella verbally assent
ed, but with a mental reservation,
that if the war ended before their mar
riage, the country was at that moment
much nearer peace than the authori
ties on either side suspected.
HIS FUTURE MOTHER-IN-LAW.
All was not constantly serene among
the Zeniths after that tea table ex
change of compliments.
Miss Stella had on her hands a war
demanding as great skill in state craft
and as able generalship as that in
which the north and the south were
! engaged. She was without a single |
ally in the family and had to contend j
with terrible odds in numbers.
Both Captain Zenith and Miss Car- |
rie were lovers of peace; but that was |
against Miss Stella since their peace ,
depended on their espousal of
the cause of Mollie and Mrs. |
Zenith. If left to themselves !
they would not have opposed |
her; but they stood in too great awe
of Mollie to withhold their censure. i
Miss Stella was finally instructed to i
deny the adjutant her company; the J
injunction was disregarded. Intimida- !
tion was tried; failure was so emphat- j
ic that the effort became ridiculous, j
Restraint was attempted; the attempt
was wofully futile.
Of this warfare the adjutant was, of
course, wholly ignorant. Miss Stella
had told him that the engagement was
distasteful to her family because of ■
her own lack of years. He regarded
the engagement as a long one and
looked upon that objection as a very
trifling matter, not at all disquieting.
He had no expectation that objections
would be submitted to him until he
should ask Captain Zenith for the hand
of Miss Stella. He did not anticipate
interference until it should be propos
ed to consummate the engagement by
an early marriage. He had no inten
tion to submit that petition till he
found himself ready to marry. For
these reasons the opposition to the en
gagement was uot a serious affair in
He was enlightened somewhat
through Miss Zenith. One afternoon
he called and was met at the door by
that .vouck lady. who. to his inauirv ;
for Miss Stella, answered:
"Stella is not in this afternoon; in
deed. we do not expect her to return
"Is she out of town? 1 certainly un
derstood from her that she would be
■ at home all this afternoon?"
! "Probably she forgot the engage
ment; possibly she changed her mind.
She went out with Gussie Grove*, say
; ing that she would remain with her
The adjutant stood on the steps med
itating. He was disappointed, puz
zled, annoyed. Mils Zenith stood two
steps above him. pleased by his very
I evident discomfiture, and hoping that
; he would not linger too long, fearing
I possible accidents. The accident hap
j pened. It was announced by tha voice
of Miss St»lla, who, leaning over the
balcony above them, said:
"Why, Mollie' Step in, adjutant, I
j am coming down at once."
Miss Zenith was in a quandary,
j Should she risk an open encounter
then and there with her sister and at
'< the same time insult the adjutant?
i She would rather escape the latter.
She fully realized the probability of
defeat if she brought on an engagement
j when her sister had the presence of
I her lover to stimulate her resolution
Ito conquer. Under such conditions
! she would be more than ever formida
j Miss Zenith having hastily deter -
: mined upon her course, showed the
! adjutant in and then appealed to Mrs.
. Zenith to act at once. Mrs. Zenith
! consented to act, but put olt action un
| til the next day.
i The next day, still urged on by Miss
, Zenith. Mrs. Zenith entered the par
' lor while Miss Stlla and the adjutant
were there planning for an evening
ride, and without circumlocution ad
dressed herself to the task she had as
"Lieutenant Jaquese, your friendship
l i 3 very agreeable to us; all of us ap
! preciate the honor you confer upon
I the family by your friendship. You
j have our highest esteem; our greatest
I respect. Therefore I hope that you will
I not misinterpret my motives; but as a
! mother of girls I feel myself compelled
to suggest a caution which* with only
your youth to guide you, you may not
rightly appreciate A high regard for
yourself, a motherly regard for Stella,
a v proper regard for usages of society,
all impel me to say that it will be bet
ter if you are somewhat less marked
and particular in your attentions to
Stella. She is but a child and alto
gether too young to know her own
"I am flattered by your personal
commendations; yet I am at a loss to
determine precisely what it is you
wish? Whether I am forbidden the
premises or required to hereafter ig
nore the existence of Miss Stella?"
"Neither. I said truly that the
friendship you manifest for us is grat
ifying. But it is desirable that it be
general and not so marked for Stella.
She is but a child and I simply desire
that you recognize and remember that
"My dear Mrs. Zenith, I entertain
no thought that threatens her happi
"Because of her extreme youth we
do not wish an especial intimacy to
grow up between you. If it were one
of her elder sisters it would be a dif
"Very different. I respect and ad
mire them. Miss Stella I admire and
love; and intend to some day marry.
I had not designed to you upon
this subject until the war is-over and
we are ready to consummate our alli
ance; but what you have said renders
the avowal necessary. We hope for
i your approval."
"If you have been so hasty as to
contract any such engagement you
will now consider it dissolved. We
cannot assent to it now; we cannot
permit it to continue. If, in four or
five years, both of you are inclined to
renew the engagement, we will inter
pose no objection, so far as I know at
present. In the meantime, no engage
ment or obligation exists between
"Unless some reason more potent
than her youth Is given for the deter
mination of our engagement, I must
still and evw regard myself as her af
fianced husband. If she desires the
contract to terminate that wholly
changes the case and however much I
may suffer, I can only submit."
"When I promised to become your
wife, dear Homer, I did so as a wo
man, not as a child. I did so rational
ly, fully realizing the importance and
seriousness of the step to both you
and me. I believed that you could
make me happy all my life; that I
cannvt be happy without you. I be
lieved that I could make you happy
all your life; that you cannot be happy
without me. I shall not allow any one
upon the earth, save you, to annul that
promise. Ma, I left the nursery long
ago. There is not in Minersvale an
other girl, though she be three times
my age, who is more competent to
decide for herself in important matters
than I am. I always know my own
mind upon all things. I thoroughly
understand myself now. I hope that
you understand me too."
"I will permit neither my child
nor a stranger to disregard or defy my
desire in such a matter as this. Mr.
Jaquese this childish engagement must
be broken off unreservedly and at once
—on the Instant —or your visits here
"Then my visits cease, of course. I
am engaged to your daughter and if
we both live I shall be ready to con
summate that engagement. It was our
intention to defer our marriage until
the war ended; but if, to protect her,
it be necessary, I am ready to marry
at any time —at once. We intend to
marry. I presume that you know
your daughter sufficiently well to real
ize that as long as we are mutually and
equally determined, any efforts to pre
vent our union will inevitably be fu
"You need have no apprehensions
that she will require protection against
us by you or any one else; she will be
subjected to no indignations and to no
restraints to which she can object; but
for the present your foolish engage
ment is terminated."
The adjutant made no reply to Mrs.
Zenith, but to Miss Stella he said:
"I will see you at any time and at
any place you may designate and we
will then talk this matter over, aftef
deliberating in the meantime. We
owe profound respect to the wishes of
your parents; but we should not lose
sight of the duty we also owe to each
other. Parents may err as often and
as seriously as their mature children."
"Very well. Meet me at Morton's
to-morrow at four o'clock."
Mother and daughter accompanied
the visitor to the door and he depart
ed without further adieux.
[TO BK CONTINUED.]
Uwly-Mwlc shirt Wulatu
Shirt waists are cut and mada 80
perfectly nowadays that it seems a
waste of time for any one to attempt
m:iking them at home. Although sim
ple they are difficult to fit ani require
' careful laundering, both of wbJth they
receive from the manufacturers.
Il«»rlln'n Many Millionaires.
It Is an easy thing to be a million
aire in Berlin. A yearly income ol
over $5,000, reprosentipg the lnteresl
on 1 ,000,000 marks, is the qualification
for that title, which is enjoyed by
2,092 Berliners. The richest of the
millionaires has a capital of about
With n rionrlah of Trnmiieti.
In feudal times the boar's head was
the distinguishing Christmas dish. It
was served on a gold or silver dish
and brought in to a flourish of trum
A SENSIBLE HEIR.
Ho Anxious to Keep Faith la
Sptle of Manor,
A pretty story is told of a young
clerk in a dry goods store who has re
cently come into possession of a large
fortune through tlic favor of an old
gentleman distantly related to him,
says the Youth's Companion.
The young fellow listened with
amazement to the news imparted to
him by his employer and the old gen
tleman's executor one afternoon.
"1 suppose I must not expect your
services as clerk any longer," said the
dry goods merchant, with a smile. "I
shall be sorry to lose you."
"Oh, 1 shall stay my month out, of
course, sir," said the boy promptly. "I
shouldn't want to break my word just
because I've had some money left me."
The two older men exchanged
glances. The money referred to was
"Well," said the lawyer, stroking his
mouth to conceal his expression, "I
should like an hour of your time be
tween ten and four to-morrow, my
young friend, as it will be necessary for
you to read and sign some papers."
"Yes, sir," said the elerk. "I always
take my lunch -at a quarter before 12
I'll take that hour for you instead to
morrow. Ii 1 eat a good breakfast, I
can get along all right till six o'clock."
The two men again exchanged
glances, but neither said a word to
spoil the boy's unconsciousness that he
was tuking his good fortune in an un
"Well," said the lawyer, when the
door lind closed on the modest heir to
thousands, "all I can say is, if that boy
ever uses his money to anybody's disad
vantage, I miss my guess!" And the
year that has elapsed since then has
gone to prove the truth of his words.
HIS BIG MARRIAGE FEE.
Ilrldcq; room Lanes III* Chewlngr To
bacco mul tlic Preacher Profits.
The ministerial story teller was spin
ning another yarn about his experi
ences at other people's weddings, says
the Marquette (Mich.) Mining Journal.
"I think the largest lee I ever received,"
he said, "resulted from my receiving
the strangest one. My services were
secured to perform the ceremony for
a young couple out of the wealthiest
families of my parish. It was a church
wedding and a very swell affair indeed.
At the conclusion of the ceremony the
groom handed me a small envelope
which I supposed contained my fee.
Of course. I did not open it until I got,
home. Imagine my surprise when I.
found, not money, but a liberal chew of,
flne-cut tobacco. My good sense told
me that it was not intended as an in
sult, so I awaited developments.
"A fortnight later, when the newly
married couple had returned from their
wedding tour, the groom called on me,
offered most profuse apologies and;
made explanations. It seems that he
was addicted to the use of tobacco and
had placed a little in an envelope for.
his needs right after the ceremony. He
had placed my fee in a similar envelope
and in the confusion of the ceremony
and the hasty start on his journey had
mixed the two. By way of reparation
he then placed in my hand another en
velope containing $100."
THE MOUSE IN THE PIANO.
It Ran Oat at the Snanil of Classical
Music, IJnt Xot for Tir6-Step«.
"Speaking of mice," said Mr. Biffle
by, according to the New York Sun, "a
friend of mine that owns an old-fash
ioned piano tells me that when it was
being played upon the other day a
mouse ran out of it and scampered
around on the top and then ran down a
curtain whose folds touch the piano at.
one end. The mouse has done this
twice in a single day.
"Search was made in the interior of
the instrument for a mouse's nest, hut
none was found. Perhaps the mouse
had only just selected this place and
had not yet be pun building when it was
first attracted by the sound of the
string's. However that may be. It styi
comes back, and it comes out and runs'
away only when classical music is
played, and not for two-steps and that
sort of thing.
"As to the accuracy of these facts
there can, of course, be no doubt. The;
only f|uestion 4 in my own mind fa as to;
whether the mouse's failure to come
out when the two-steps and so onaarte t
played really indicates a preference for,
the lighter forms of music, or that—
er-r—the mouse isn't there."
Rabbit. Not "Rarebit."
Those who have accepted the incon
sistant name of Welsh rabbit for toasted
cheese on the assumption that it was a
corruption of Welsh "rarebit," will have
to revise their view. According to a
writer in MacMdllan's Magazine, "Welsh
rabbit is a genuine slang term, belong
ing to a large group which describe in
the same humorous way the special dish
or product of a peculiar district. For
example: An Essex lion is a calfa &
Fieldane duck is a baked sheep's head;
Glasgow magistrates, or Norfolk
capons, are red herring; Irish apricots
or Minister plums are potatoes; Grave
send sweetmeats are shrimps."
Old Slang Revived.
Slang is sledom new. "Not so worse"
flourished briskly for a few months and
has already fallen into well-deserved
oblivion. Doubtless it seemed new for
a time. Vet a letter written by a bril
liant English magazinist, Samuel Phil
lips, in 1545, prfrlished for the first time
In Mrs. Oliphant's history of the house
of Blackwood, contains this sentence:
"One hundred pounds for a week's
work! Xot so worse!"
Cure for Clover SlokneM.
Clover sickness, a common disease
which often ruins clover crops, has
caused German scientists to make ex
periments. They have succeeded in
getting cultures of the bacteria that
produce the disease. They expect that
toon farmers will,be able tOjinoculate
their land just as a human being may
Bertha —Do you believe in love at
Edith—l believe there are persons one
is more likely to love before she has
had time to get acquainted with them
than afterwards. —Bosten Transcript.
Didn't Finish lltr Work.
Mrs. Bilkins—'The new girl broke
four plates to-day.
Mr. Bilkins —Did she assign any rea
son for not breaking the entire set? —
Ohio State Journal.
The Right Man.
"I know the man has started the im
pression that I'm an idiot, and I'm go
ing to kill him," roared Chappie.
"Don't. Suicide is so vulgar," said
Canne and Effect.
She—Mrs. Boozeford says her heart
Is full to-night.
Tle-I suppose her husband is, too,
then. —Yonk-.-rs Statesman.
A I'otly Sin.
Gerald —I»o you think that suicide is
Geraldine—Well, 1 think it would b«
forgiven in your case.—N. Y. Truth.