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VOL.* xxxvi v
January Clearance Sale.
Great Reductions in all Lines
Large Stock of Boots, Siioes and Rubber Goads to be Closed
Out Quickly at away below the Cost to the Manufacturers.
SHREWD CASH BUYERS
ake INoti ce.,|%
Men's double sole and tap lac.: shoes (large sizes reduced to.-. s <>c
Boy's oil grai'i, tap so!.-- lace shoes —all si/.er—reduced t0...». ..S^
Men's high cut box toe lace shoes 'educed to s't.ls
Men's fire shoes—all styles—all ced to Woe
Ladies' water pr<. >f Kangarro calf shoes reduced to 75 c
Ladies' fine Dongola turnsole shoes regular price $2.00 reduced to + 1.10
Children's fine Dongola pat. tip slices reduced to s° c
Infants' fine shoes—regular or soft sole all colors 70C
Ladies' shot s *2.00. $1.50, $1.25 shoes at 75 c
Everything included in this GREAT SALE.
Just read the LOW PRICES.
Men's best felt b > its and buckle overs r.'lnced to s'-5°
Boy's " " " " " " " l - 2 5
Youth's" " " " " " " 1.00
Men's first quality rubber boats reduced tc 1 9°
Men's hand-made box toe sole boots regular price ft.oo reduced to 2.5°
Boy's kip and oil grain boots reduced to i <»
Too many Wi:iter Shoes. Men's Best Box Jalf, Enameles and Winter Tans, all
Leather Lintd and '.adies' best make Hand Welt Shoes to be closed out very cheap.
All goods on Sample Counters at 40c on the Dollar.
Attend this gr>jjt sale. This will be a very baiy in int'i at on r store.
128 SOUTH MAIN STREET, JiUTLER, l'A.
1809 1899 1899
JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.
All our left o»er Holiday goods musti>e sold and in order t> do s> WJ hive
cut prices almost in half.
All silver novelties that were SI.OO now 6oc
<• " " " " 50c now 3<-<c
All silver novelties and staples that were 1.25 now Soc
Solid silver thimbles that were 25 an.l 35c now 15c
First class X day clocks with alarm that were 3.25 now 2.25
First class 8 day clocks without alarm that were 3.00 now 2.00
A good watch, Gent size 2.50
A good silvenne case with American movement 5.00
All other goods in our stock reduced in prices so that it will pay you to buy
your watches, clocks, jewelery, silverware, &c., at
122 South Main Street, ------ Ilutlcr, I'd.
Repairing of All Kinds. Old Gold and Silver Take Same as Cash.
< HE 15 A WISE-HAN |
# - WHO SECUIiKS HIS CLOTHING FROM- #
S J. S. YOUNG,
J TIIK MERCHANT TAILOIt, #
i Tli<* goods, style, fit an<l general make A
Z up «>!' liis suits \
1 TELL their own STO^Y
p—~"=n .STRIVING FOR EFFECT.
f 1 (rx \ f) Men won't buy clothing for the purpose
I £ ii/ j ftof spending money. They desire to get the
t V \ y N -/best tKssible results for the money expend
\\ /I / \" "* 1 ) ,9 e <l- cheap goods but goods as cheap as
v r-t'Y' ( ftthey can be sold and madt up jjropetly. If
\ \ /I—-V want the correct thing al the correct
jjr -I lit M Jprice call on us, we have ledaced our spring
i ill IV Z/- Mnd summer goods down to make room for
\ \l|| \ —"p| /■" rir weight
If rl' fjj ' | Fits Guaranteed.
GO 1 Merchant Tailor.
• • IVCUKf 142 N. Main St., Butler
OUR GUARANTEE TOOTH BRUSH
Is a winner and n<» mistake. Past oxperonee has tauirht us that there are many ixnir t(H>tli
brushes that look like ones but fall short when the real test comes, bristles fall out or
hraak off which make them unpleasant to use. After many attempts we have finally suc
ceeded in fiudiiifr one to prove satisfactory, and we now buy them in large (inutilities with
our natne stamped 011 each brush as a guarantee to be as we claim or we will give von a
new brush f.-ee. we just received several gross a few days ago, consisting of several sizes
and many dltTerant styles. Ttds however, is not our tir'st hit of these brushes and from the
amount we sell a.id the satisfaction they give we are led to believe there is not a better
brush made, only in buying large quantities are we enabled to si II them at prices usually
asked for ordinary brushes.
REDICK & GROHMAN
109 NOHTII MAIN ST. BUTLER.
lie sure ami ke- or elegant display.
Valuable ariicles at low prices is our
China of the latest.
Fancy Goods, new an<l novel.
Rooks of the newest and latest.
Leather n" 'ls of all kinds.
The displav of Photo. Medallions is
nioie l>eauMful than e- er.
Novelties in Games, Books,
foi the JOUIIK peqp e
Presents for everybody anil novelties
that car. I>e found t.owlce else.
Omie soon and stav long.
Near I' O.
C. SELIG MAN & SON.
~ TAILORS, ~
No. 416 W. Jefferson St.,
Butler, Pa. /
A HIM* «»f latost Koreljfn
and Domestic Suitings
always In stock.
Fit. Stylo and Work
to (five satisfaction.
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Findley the Photographer
Does the finest and
most artistic work
Anything from a
Button Photo, to a
Life Size Portrait.
Pictures Framed to Order
Findley the Photographer,
Main Street, Butler, I'n.
Miss Jennie Mechling,
In Voice Gultuie
and the Art qf
Singing and Pianofoite.
fcjtudent of The New
of Music at Boston.
GOOD FARM FOR SALE.
The Ford farm in Donegal twp., near
Millerstown is for sale. It contains
about 150 acres, is well watered and in
good condition For terms inquire a
j One Dose j
'j Tells the story. When your head J
'[aches, and you feel bilious, consti-J
0 pated, and out of tune, with your P
# stomach sour and no appetite, just *
0 buy a package of 0
1 Hood's I
JI And t:ik.- a dose, from 1 to 1 pi"-. X
' I You will be surprised at bow easilj *
J"they will do th-ir work, cure your V
jlheadacbe and biliousness, rouse t!.. 0
I)liver and make yoa fe< r.,.0
025 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers, g)
Thouaamls are Trylnjr It.
In order to prove the great merit of
Ely's Cream Balm, the most effective cure
for Catarrh and Cold in K ad. we have pre
pared a generous trial size for 10 cents.
Get it of your druggist or send 10 cents to
ELY BROS., 50 Warren St., N. Y. City.
I suffered from catarrh of the worst kind
ever siuce a boy, and 1 never hoprd for
eure, but Ely's Cream Balm seeim. ; > do
i even that. Many acquaintances Lav -w it
it with excellent results. —Oscar Ostruiu.
45 Warren Ave., Chicago, 111.
Ely's Cream Balm is the acknowledged
' cure for catarrh and contains no cocaine,
1 mercury nor any injurious drug. Pr: e,
60 cents. At druggists or by snail.
Cor. 6th St. and Duquesne Way.
Pittsburg, Pa,, L, D. Telephone 2542.
Wholesale and Retail.
Importer and Jobberof Drugs,
Chemicals, Perfumes, Soaps,
The only house west of New-
York carrying a full line of
Meyers' Grease, Paints and
Compounded Day or Night by
"Registered Pharmacists" only.
Wholesale and retail
dealer in Lubricating and
Illuminating Oils, Capital
Cylinder, Dynamo, Water
White and Standard Gas
Engine Oils, Gasolein, Ben
zine, Paraffine Wax and
Address all mail orders to
W. F. Braun.
The Chickering-Chase Bros. Co.
Grand and Upright Pianos
Have placed 011 exhibition at
No. 317 S. Main St., Butler, Pa,.
a sample lot of then fine Upright Pianos.
These Pianos, coming direct from the
factory and sold to you by the manu
facturer, means a large saving in the
purchase of a piano.
The celebrated Chase Brothers and
Ilackley Pianos are endorsed by all lead
These pianos can be bought on easy
terms to suit the purchaser. I'ianos and
Organs taken as part payment in ex
Come and see them and make a
selection for Christmas.
We Can Save You Money.
W R NEWTON,
Winter is he-e and you need
Horse Blankets, Robes, Sleighs,
Sleds, Bells or something about
your Horse or Team—what is the
use of your going around and
paying twenty-five per cent, more
for them than you can buy them
Remember we are the largest
wholesale and retail dealers in
our line in the state. We pay no
rent, 110 interest on borrowed
capital, look after our business
ourselves and pay no high salaries,
pay spot cash for everything, we
buy all for your benefit which you
get when you deal here. Call
and see anyway.
MARTINCOURT & CO,,
No. 128 E. Jefferson St.,
S. B. MARTINCOURT, )
j. M. MKCJHNEK. f I,UTLER -
P. S.—We also sell Trunks and
y PURE i HEALTHFUL !!
A- TIN I eoj.lt'lToUf WANTED F.VEUV
"wliere for "The Story of the Philippines"
by Muraii llalstiu<l. commissioned by the
Uovi riiiiient us (iflirlal Historian to tlie War
Depart meiit. The l»m>k was written in army
camps at San I'ranclsco, 011 the Pacific with
General Merrllt, In the hospitals at Hono
lulu, In HOIIK Kong,in the American trenches
at Manila, in tho insurgent camps with
AgulnaUlo. ttti the <!eek of the Olympia with
» Dewojr. and in the mar of battle at the fall
of Manila, lhman/.a for agents. Brimful of
original pictures taken by government plio
tograpliers 01, the s|H>t. I.ar.c IKIOIC. t,vj\v
prices, ltlg protits. Kn iitjn paid. Credit
given. liro|> all LUTSLTY unnmctal war IHMIUS.
O.nttu five. "Address, I'. T. Ila tier. Sec y .
1 otur Insurance I'ldg., ( hicago.
-V : S -O' - fA' ;.\
CLAREncs HERBERT HfeW.
(Copyright. ISO 7. by J. B Lirpincott Co.)
Cultivation of the Padre Sebastian,
in a quiet way, seemed an obvious pol
icy in tire light of our recent determi
nation; but we found it necessary to
be constantly on our guard against
his subile questioning. He seemed un
warrantably curious to ascertain my
business on tlie steamer, and. iliink
ing-the bare truth might be the s.nfest
thing I could give him under the cir
cumstances. 1 frankly detailed the
severing of my connection with I.an
tine <& Co. and the overworked condi
tion which had induced me to take
tlie voyage with my friend. These
facts he could easily verify, and. for
various reasons. 1 preferred not to
be caught lying.
Among the other passengers were
a rich old wine merchant and his
daughter, from Seville, who were
making a tour of the Spanish colonies
and intended returning to Manila on
the steamer. They were delightful
people, the Senorita Gracia espec' illy,
and. mustering my very best Spanish.
1 begar, to cultivate their acquaint
ance. She was a beautiful girl, and she
plied me with all sorts of questions
concerning my countrywomen, our
American customs, and the differences
between our respective countries.
Ralstead seemed quite taken with her,
and. as captain of the steamer, his at
tentions were highly appreciated. The
only other woman, aside from the
stewardess, was going to Pouynipete
with her husband; but, being of Phil
ippine birth, she was scarcely in the
fame caste with the Palacios. So, be
yond a marked courtesy to each other
—a prominent East Indian trait, by
the way —the two girls had little to
We sat over our dinner for quite
awhile, discussing various subjects;
then, excusing ourselves upon the plea
of being responsible for the naviga
tion, TTalstead and I climbed to our
quarters on the hurricane deck. We
were then passing Banton island, In
the open strait, and could dimly make
out its 2,000 feet of rock in the star
light. The whole voyage from Manila
bay to the San Bernardino passage is
one grand panorama of precipitous
volcano peaks and rocky islands, cov
ered along their bases with luxuriant
itropicai foliage, which takes on an
indescribably rich coloring in the sun
light and fills the air with fragrant
odors that lull the senses into an ori
ental semi-consciousness which is sim
ply delightful. Even in the half dark
ness it seemed like a dream of en
chantment as the steamer slipped
through the motionless water, soft
ly purring black smoke from her fun
rel and hissing gently as the spray
.rippled alongside. It was so still that
echoes of voices floated from all parts
of the ship; liquid, blackguard patois
from the crew, lounging about the
foc's'le head; limpid Andalusian
laughter, with now and then a snatch
of song in a clear girlish voice, from
.somewhere down on the main deck;
•muffled echoes from the stoke-hold
We had made ourselves comfortable
at the starboard end of the bridge, and
Diaz, the mate, was lounging over the
rail to port, humming a love ditty to
himself. Had we grounded on a rock
or run into another ship, he probably
would have plumped down on the grat
ings and pattered out pra3 - ers to the
saints; but outside of emergencies he
seemed to be a pretty fair officer.
Dick not only had good taste in the
way of cigars, but he knew just where to
Diaz, the mate, was lo'ioging over the rail.
get them, and the box we had opened
that afternoon were a little ahead of
anything I had ever smoked, —neither
too heavy nor too damp, but of exquis
ite flavor and thoroughly seasoned.
Almost every one has experienced
the rest and momentary inactior
which come between periods of ex
cessive mental or physical effort, espe
cially upon the eve of some decisive
attempt that is likely to be a severe
tax upon the energies. It was some
thing of this feeling which gave addi
tional relish to the tobacco as we sat
there in the starlight, thinking, plan
ning, speculating. Diaz understood
but little English, and, with the full
length of the bridge between us, there
was scarcely a possibility of his com
prehending what we said; so now and
then we ventured a remark which
showed the drift of our fnoughts. At
first the aiii obstacles of
the undertaking fi'.!»" 1 minds; but
after awhile the r.arcotic ir.f!aewre of
the tcbaeee cur silent gliding
along through the tropic night set us
to castle-building. I've been often told
by men who art- now beyond the possi
bility of want <-f the relief end over
jonfidence whioh come with the first:
«miall successes in fortune-building.
They are s t>f light which brighten
tyears of weary effort and discour
agement; and the eternal, irrepressi
ble hope that they bring with them
often stimulates a belief in continued
success which leads to many a bad
cropper in the struggles yet to come;
yet what would humanity ever accom
plish without those same rays of hope
ITalstead's tastes, like those of most
seafaring men, ran to snug country
places on shore, racing studs, and good
company, though all within sight and
sound of the ocean. Mine, on the con
trary, like most men who sail the ses\
for its witching pleasure and know
nothing of tpps'} reefing or foc's'le
were centered upon thou
sand-ton steam yachts, alternations
between delightful cruises and months
in a perfectly equipped tow n house.
He would mutter, between the puffs I
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY', JANUARY O, ISOO
of smoke! "Gad. old chap, a
i could have one of the finest places in
I Surrev and keep house parties going
all the year round on the income of a
million!" To which I would grunt an
appreciative assent, followed by, "And
i think of the clipper yacht, triple-ex
i pansion and ivlluloid bottom, that ft
| man could keep, in commission; yes.
j and the town house, too. I could buiid
j one in :he middle of Myyfair, with elec
j trie light?, modern plumbing, marble
i baths, anil plenty of ground around it,
' for a hundred and fifty thousand." By
which you will see that the captain and
i I were counting otir chickens not only
| before they were hatched, but even
i while the eggs lay at the bottom of the
western Pacific. This realization came
to us after awhile with crushing force,
I along toward midnight, when the air
had become pretty damp and we had
smoked too many cigars. I could feel
my heart sink down, down, like a lump
|of lead. But, before turning in, I
i thought: "Well, the voyage will make
' a new man of me, anyhow, and the exs.
citement of the attempt will be some
thing worth remembering, whether
we succeed or not," —in which my
friend quite agreed with me.
Shortly after four o'clock I heard
' him tumble out of his bunk, and, be
ing too restless to sleep, I soon fol
lowed. It was not yet daylight, but
the gray shadows in the east were
tinged with a rosy reflection against
which were outlined the bold promon
tories cf Point Bugui, the northwester
ly limit of Masbate island and Point
Sur, on Burias, the passage between be
ing about eight miles in width. As we
gradually altered our course around
Point Sur. heading northeast toward
Port Sorsogon, on Luzon, in order to
clear San Miguel islet at the northerly
I end of Ticao, great flames of red shot
] up across the eastern horizon. Thfl
grayness overhead lifted, like a fog
bank. There was a fresh and exhilarat
ing dampness in the air. Then, as the
top rim of the sun appeared, a broad
gleam spread across the heavens,
tingeing every line of the steamer's
rigging and the sides of her funnel a
deep crimson. Down on the main
deck, the barefooted second mate, Mo
reno, was directing a stream from the
hose over everything in sight, while
his men of the starboard watch
scrubbed and holystoned the planking.
Although there is plenty of water
£<ll through the San Bernardino pas
sage, it has been but imperfectly sur
veyed and is thick with submerged
rocks, navigation among which is ren
dered still more dangerous by a rapid
current setting in from the Pacific;
and a feverish desire to be at work
made lis doubly anxious to reach open
water without accident. HalstCad had
been through the strait several times
and knew his bearings perfectly, but
we were well around the end of Ticao
before he ventured below for break
Sailing over smooth water between
the different islands, there had been
no suggestion of sea-sickness among
our passengers, and the ladies had
been on deck since sunrise, watching
the magnificent scenery; so when we
put in an appearance the captain was
plied with all sorts of inquiries con
cerning the different headlands, when
we would be finally clear of the shore,
whether be very rough out
side, etc., etc.
At noon we were in the outer pas
sage, between Calantas Rock and
Capul, and by dinner-time were stand
ing due east in the open sea north of
Espiritu Santo. As on the previous
evening, we stopped to chat with the
passengers, the two padres and the
Palacios especially, for an hour or so
after the meal, then went on deck to
size up the situation.
"To begin with," said I, when we
were finally secure from interruption
in our quarters, "where am I least
likely to attract a'tention when I go
ashort at Agana? Will it be advisable
to take iodgings in a private house, or
had I better go to the best hotel?"
Halstead's eyes opened in amaze
ment, then a broad grin appeared
through his beard:
"Oh, I should stop at the best hotel,
by all means, if there were such a
thing within a thousand miles. You
would be far more likely to attract at
tention in any of the private houses,
which are made of bamboo thatched
with cocoa leaves and have a pounded
mud floor; there's usually but one
room, you know, and the whole fam
ily live in that quite sociably. Say, old
man, what kind of a metropolis did
you think you were going to? Why,
besides the forts, the church, and gov
ernment quarters, there aren't a
dozen stone buildings in the town. No;
being a white and presumably wealthy
stranger, you will find yourself a big
gun in Agana. And ordnance of your
caliber are usually quartered upon the
governor himself —free of charge,
mind you. Fortunately, I happen to
know Col. De Carma; Ferdinand Jose
Felipe Jesus de tiarma y de Lopez is his
every-day name. You want to commit
it to memory, too; because if you hap
pen to get it He Some!hing-or-other
wrong it 'hi make considerable
hard feeling. I've been thinking over
the matter a little, and have concluded
that your staying in the government
house as his guest will be rather favor
able to our plan than otherwise. He's
one of the most hospitable men I ■fver
met—give you anything he's got, ex
cept his daughter, and she's pretty
enough to eat. Here's a picture of
them, with the oiticers of the colonel's
staff, taken with the patio. It's a pret
ty fair likeness of the crowd, consider
ing the size. What do you think of
1 examined the photograph care
"Why, they're full-blooded Span
iards, aren't they? They look liko
"Ilmpf! If it comes to blood, De
Garnta can trace his family back to a
branch of the Braganzas on the distaff
side; the family are Portuguese, no:
Spanish, though they've lived in Gra
nada f-jr generations. But what do
you think of the girl—Senorita I)oro
tea? Isn't she a peach?"
"She is a beauty, isn't she? What an
infernal pity to hide away a girl like
that in a forgotten hole where all the
advantages she should have are de
"I think, myself, that Agana is no
place for her; yet die won't stay tl>,e
always, and she isn't by any the
j untutored barbarian you imagine her j
to be. Tbev lived >»> tf raiiada and Mad-
rid until she was 17."
"Then what the devil did they
'Vome to the I.adrones for? Busi
ness; all in the line of business. As
lieutenant colonel, the old man's or
dinary salary of 2.700 a year didn't cut
much ice in Madrid. Out here, as
gebernador of the Ladrones. he gets
about 400 more, besides the pickings."
"Yes. What he can squeeze out of
the barrangays, or tax districts.
Gobernadors don't work for their
health, any more than I'nited States
senators. Then Guajau is one of the
most delightful islands in the Pacific,
and it costs them little or nothing to
live there. At the end cf his six years
they get their passage home at gov
ernment expense, and carry with them
quite a respectable pot of savings,
which means opera, cafes, bull-fights,
wine, and innumerable cigarrillos, for
several j'ears. It takes a good deal of
genius to work-an influential relative
in the eortes."
"His six years must have nearly ex
pired by this time; I notice the sen
orita's gown isn't exactly up to date."
"That's the fault of her blasted
cousins in Manila. I lost my temper,
the day before we left, when they sent
a lot of clothes down to the steamer
for me to take to her. There was noth
ing but a flimsy string around the pack
age, at:d when the quartermaster ac
cidentally dropped it on deck It
bursted open; so I had the fun of rak
ing together those female belongings
and trying to guess which matched and
which didn't. If the girl finds out that
I saw some of the things, I'm afraid
there'll be a coolness between us. You
see, they're —well, mixed gear, I should
say. What makes me so mad is the
fact thit those women :r. Manila have
spent the money she sent last voyage
on their own new clothes, and have
sent, her a lot of duds four years out
cf style. I suppose they thicik that,
being out of the world in those islands,
she'll never know the difference, and
that they are plenty good enough."
"What a beastly shame!"
"Yes; isn't it devilish! And that lit
tle girl likes to be well dressed just
ns much as they do. Got a heap bet
ter taste, too. Here, justlook at these
things in the box, will you?—they're
almost as antiquated as the dress she's
wearing in the picture." We gingerly
lifted out one garment after another,
speculating as to the use of those we
were not sure about.
"Look here, Dick; you don't happen
to have any nice, stylish dresses on
board, do you?"
"No, I don't. I'm carrying hard
ware and stores this trip."
Afterward the conversation drifted
into a description of the kind of life
I might expect to find among the is
lands, suggestions in regard to the
handling of catamarans at sea, and
other details of my proposed move
ments; but I couldn't keep the Senor
ita de Garma out of my mind. It
seemed likely that I should see a good
deal of her before I left Agana, and
the meanness of her Manila cousins
made me speculate somewhat as to the
effect of such surroundings upon a
a girl of refined tastes. Finally an idea
occurred to me. But, fearing liis ob
jections upon various grounds, I didn't
mention it to the captain at the time.
14 seemed somewhat risky, yet after
another look at the photograph —
which I abtently put in my pocket—
I determined to carry it out if possible.
Senorita Palaujos asked me at
breakfast if I could play accompani
ments on the piano, explaining that
she had brought a number of songs
and wished to try them. This seemed
a favorable opportunity for putting
my plan into execution, so we two
made a forenoon «f it, much to Hal
stead's disgust, for he was more than
a little interested in the senorita him
After lunch we had our chairs taken
to a secluded corner of the after deck,
under the awning, and when our ac
quaintance had reached a sufficiently
confidential point—friendships ripen
tery rapidly in the tropics, particular
ly at sea—l told her of the costume af
fair, showing her the photograph as I
did so. She was immediately inter
ested «nd sympathetic. But presently
her manner changed a little. She asked
me, curiously, if I were very fond of
"Fond of her!" I exclaimed, in sur
prise; "why. I've never even seen the
lady. 'I his picture" was given to Capt.
nalstead by the colonel, last voyage.
! ii:M»rs.a« that until last night. But
just put yourself in her place, Senorita
Gracia; wouldn't you think it rather
mean, when you had sent your money
to buy nice new gowns, if relatives
palmed off a lot of dowdy old things
on you, four years out of style?"
Neither my Spanish nor her English
was perfect, but we managed to get
along very well indeed.
"Indeed yes, Senor Stefans; bift I did
think that men never understood how
women feel about such matters. I
I've almost an idea —"
"Yes; go on. I was quite sure you
"Ah, you were quite sure?"—sus
"Yes; that you er —would be able
to suggest something. Now, if I had
only known about the matter before
we left Manila—"
"I'd have purchasetl a couple of the
finest gowns I coulel find, and—er —"
"Given to the senorita them, your
self? Santisma! Senor Stefans, that
'most too kind of you would be, would
"Good Lord, no! I've got more sense
than that, I hope. I meant that I'tl
Lave substituted the new gowns for
the old ones in the box; and then, don't
j ou see. she'd probably never discover
how it happened."
"Anil you would money spend like
that for a girl you did never see! A
woman's vestiela cost much, senor. I
did alway hear that los Americanos
were of money made, but I did never
know that they were generoso."
(Jlere, for the first time, I thought of
my s.'loo, and began to wonder how
far they would go.) "Are all los
Americanos like that? Senor Capitan
—would he such a thing do? Well, you
shall see that the Spanish people are
as yourselves! Could you one of the
cresses get from the box and to me
bring without being observed?"
"What! I—l beg your pardon. I
suppose I might; but —but what do
you —er —?"
"I wish to put it on, of course, estu
pido! How may I the size know un
less I tlo see it? Cuantos saiel you
there were in el caja?"
"Three—of the—er —'m—well—er—
outside clothes. You see, there were
quite a lot of —" My face must have
Veen as red as a beet; it certainly felt
"Santisima Maria! And you—you
looked! Not at all of them?"
"I—l believe so. You see—er —the
rest of the—er—things weren't quite
so bad as the gowns. In fact, the
" By this time the senorita's
race and neck were a delicate pink,
but. to my relief, she laughed until the
tears caic-t In her eyes. Your Spanish
Ctrl, of any class, is possessed of con
siderable sense; she doesn't believe, for
instance, that modesty consists in
thinking evil and blushing at her
"And el Scnor Capitan, also, no
d«..ibt? What of wretches a pair you
are, to be sure! I.et me you both give
a little warning. Never the senorita
let know what you have just told me;
if those thinps mine had been. I you
would never forgive. Now do you at
tempt one of those dresses to bring
down to my door. I will there wait
I hurried up to our quarters, where
Halsteud was deep in the North l'a
cific Directory again, and somewhat
out of humor.
"You're a nice sort of a partner to
have. I must say." he growled; "leave
u;e to dig out dry facts for your bene
fit while you calmly appropriate the
only available girl on the ship. Hut
I'll have the cinch after jou go
ashore—provided you're not engaged
to her before you leave. You wouldn't
play a mean trick like that on me.
"No. I wouldn't, Dick; honest In
jun. You shall have her all to your
self for the rest of the voyage, and I'll
make her believe you're the finest man
on salt water. I've been cultivating
the ser.orita with an object. I told
her all about the box of clothes, and
I think she'll help 11s; she wants me
to bring one of the dresses below, so
that she can tell something about the
"The devil she does! Iletween you,
you'll get me into a deuce of a scrape
before you're through. You'll tear
the blamed things, or smut 'em with
finger-marks, or get 'em mixed so's
they won't go on regular, or some
fool thing; see if vou don't."
"Nonsense! She's a woman, ain't
>he? Don't you s'pose she's ever han
dled 'em before? I'm trying to figure
the matter out so's that pretty De
Garma girl 'll get something nice next
trip, if she don't this one. Besides,
the senorita only wants to look at
one of the dresses; she didn't ask for
the rest of the things."
i'You didn't tell her we'd been go
ing through them, did you? Oh, the
good Lord! And she didn't go below?
What did she sav?"
"She laughed until I thought she'd
choke. Then I believe she said some
thing about your being a wretch;
yes, that was the word she used, a
'wretcli.' You'll have to be mighty
careful what you say to her, but it'll
probably come out all right. I had
to get out of i< somehow, you see."
"Oh, yes, you had to pet out of it, of
course, and, as I was the nearest vic
tim, my reputation suffered. Just
wait till I have my innings with the
young lady; if I don't serve you out!
By gravy, I'll —I'll marry you, to keep
you out of further mischief."
"Exactly; tell her you're a bene
clict. But if she's waiting you'd bet
ter grab that top gown and get be
low with it as fast us you can. Don't
let any of these Hast Indians of mine
see you with it, either; there'd no
telling where they might let it out."
Hastily wrapping the garment in
a newspaper. 1 descended to the saloon
and hurried along the passage to the
door of her stateroom. Iri answer to
my muffled knoeV.it was ojened slight
ly and a pair of laughing eyies peepeu
around the edge. Then a lovely bare
arm reached around for my bundle,
and, after whispered instructions that
I should wait for her on the after
deck, the door closed.
In a few moments she joined me,
dressed in a ravishing costume of
soft India silk, with puffed sleeves and
all the latest London trimmings. Un
furling a daintj- lace parasol that went
with the outfit, she slowly revolved
before me, and then, with a saucy
glance over her shoulder, said:
"How think you this would please
la senorita? Ido know from the pho
tograph that we the same complexion
are, and her dress like a glove does
'Tlease her! She'd be as happy as
the best-dressed woman in a New York
church on Easter morning, if she had
r gown like that. And if she looks
as sweet as you do in it, the caballeros
will have a hard time."
"You—you think it becoming to me
is, Senor Enrique?"
"I think that were it not for Capt.
Dick, I couldn't resist the temptation
of kissing you, just as you are."
"Nombre de Dios! Los Americanos
are bold! But pray you tell me, Senor
Enrique, why say you of 'el Capitan
Dik?' Que nombre, 'Dik?'"
"Ricardito in Spanish; it was Capt.
Halstead I meant. I told him how
.she reached out tor the bundle.
beautiful I thought you were this aft
ernoon—beautiful enough to kiss—
and he said that if I attempted such
a thing he'd punch my head."
"Ai! said he that, the violent man!
Ricardito —I like better that than
your Ingles 'Dik.' But why not should
he like to have you me kiss?"
"Oh, I don't know; he's a peculiar
man. Possibly he'd rather do it him
"Ai, but never would the man dare,
lie so quieet is—such a — Butwemust
talk of him not. I shall be afraid. We
have the dresses about to decide. I
will another one wear at the dinner,
r.nd to-morrow another; then shall we
see if for la senorita they will do."
"If they will do! You mean if others
like them will do?"
"Not so, senor; why should la pobre
senorita a whole three months wait
for her dresses? She shall three of
mine have. We directly home do go,
on el vapor Isla deTanay from Manila,
and I not shall need them; I plenty of
others have —"
"And you will sell me your own
dresses for her, senorita! You are
even more generous than I hoped."
"I nothing said of selling them,
senor. Can you not me allow the pleas
ure of giving, as yourself ?"
"But, senorita! where do the cap
tain and I come in? We can't allow
you to make such ati expensive pres
ent, just to please us!"
"The expense nothing is; many plan
tations papa has. You and el capitan
hare yourselves shown los generosos.
It will a pleasure be for me to do what
you would have done; if your friend
ship I may count uuon, I am the tain-
er. Every gir! it is not with friends
that so kind would be to an entire
She looked so cool and pretty, in the
shade under the awning, that I took
her little hand in mine and bent over
it for a moment. Then I hurried to the
upper deck with Hiy bundle, and told
Dick he had better take my place be
fore she went below. He relished the
suggestion so much that I had con
siderable difficulty in first getting him
into a white duck suit; beiug a power
fully built fellow, white and gold were
exceedingly becoming to Ilalstead.
After he left, I stretched myself in
one of the hammocks we had slung
'thwartships, and felt rather jealous
for a few moments. There is a charm
about the Spanish temperament which
exerts a strong fascination over men
of colder nationalities; and tlieSenor
ita I'alacios, without necessarily be
ing over-fond of either Ilalstead or
myself, hail a frank and cousinly
friendliness of manner that banished
all suggestion of ccremociousness at
the outset and led us into saying
things which one usually says to ac
quaintances of many years' standiug
only. There is also a peculiarity of
tropic life at sea which has often im
pressed' me. Wether it is the result
of forced inaction, or the relaxing in
fluence of the climate, is immaterial;
but under such conditions the formal
ity which custom has made inviolate
in temperate countries is simply out of
the question—as much so as tight or
My day with the senorita had been
such a pleasant one that it was diffi
cult to fix my mind upon other mat
ters, but I finally settled down to a
careful examination of the charts
which Ilalstead had left upon the
table. Those dollars and doubloons
beneath the heaving bosom of the Pa
cific were, after all, chief mistresses
of our affections at that time.
pro BE CONTINUED.]
GOOD GREEN GOODS.
Genuine Money la Now Sent Out a*
Halt by the l'p-to-Dntc
Chief Wilkie of the secret service
says the country is being flooded with
the circulars of green goods operators.
Many people send the circulars to the
secret service, thinking they have dis
covered a nest of counterfeiters. Twen
ty or thirty of these circulars are sent
daily to the office of the secret service
by people who have received them.
The office has nothing to do with green
goods people, but generally sends a
formal answer to each person, warning
them of the nature of the scheme in
tended to be worked.
"The green goods men have new plans
this year." says Chief Wilkie. "For
merly they sent out a circular Inclos
ing an alleged clipping speaking of the
splendid counterfeit money being made.
They claimed that this counterfeit
money was so fine as to deceive govern
ment officials. This scheme was so often
exposed in the newspapers as to en
lighten the public. Now the green
goods man makes the following state
ment in his latest circulars: 'Now, my
dear sir. I am fully aware of the suspi
cion and prejudice that you naturally
will entertain for my proposition, as
you will on first thought class it as
coming from a green goods or sawdust
swindler; but if you will lay aside
that prejudice, apply common sense
and look at my proposition from a busi
ness standpoint, compare it with the
methods of these petty swindlers and
you will credit me with not being fool
enough to waste my time addressing a
man of your intelligence and standing
in the community. The methods of
the so-called green-goods swindlers
have been exposed from time to time
in the daily press. They send out se
ductive circular letters to ignorant
farmers with a newspaper clipping in
regard to counterfeit money, etc., false
ly pretending that they are the parties
spoken of in the article, and offering
to sell that which they have not, induc
ing them to send on their heard-earned
money and sending them a valise of
sawdust or a brick or some such in re
turn. The re:ison these rascals find
it profitable to work this game is be
cause they know, and they take it for
granted that the people in general
know, that there are hundreds of thou
sands of dollars, counterfeit, in circula
tion, and as men have no moral scruples
against increasing the money circula
tion (in fact, the majority of people
are in favor of doing it by law, as wit
ness the late greenback craze and the
present silver agitation) they are in
duced to send on their money on the
very liberal terms held out to them —
five cents buying a dollar, or some such
absurd price. Xo intelligent man would
do it, for this very proposition is ri
Chief Wilkie says that the circulars
now sent out by the swindlers are so
artfully worded as to deceive many
people. If the swindler begins a corre
spondence with a probable victim lie
sends him a new one dollar-bill along
with a second circular as a sample of
his work The bill is genuine, however.
1 Sometimes the would-be victim incloses
this dollar to the secret service without
saying where he got it, and asking if it
is genuine. The secret service officials
write him that it is the best made, but
tliey manage to inclose liini a circular
which opens liis eyes and makes him
see how the green goods man is work
ing on liim.—Washington Star.
ANXIOUS TO PLEASE.
The Faithful Servant Was Kafer to
Obey Directions and Wanted
A Woodward avenue man, who looks
efter large business interests, hired a
new coachman recently. He vame
highly recommended and was conti
dently depended upon to meet all, the
requirements of his position, lie has
enug quarters in the second story of
the barn building, and this is connected
with the sleeping apartment of his em
ployer by a private telephone line.
"Tom," said the man of the house
the other evening, "what's the time by
"It's 7: SO, sir."
"Kight to the minute," he agreed, as
he snapped his gold repeater. "Now, I
must leave on an early train in the
morning, and I want you to call me at
four. It's very important, understand.
Can I depend on you, Tom?"
"Yes, sir. All I have to do is to set my
mind on it. I can awaken at any time.
Four o'clock it will be, sir."
About 1:30 the man of the house was
startled from a sound and invigorating
bleep by the telephone bell whirring
away like a buzz-saw moving through
u knot. In his alarm, he feared all
kinds of trouble, and hurried to the
"Hello, Tom," he shouted; "what s
the matter? Barn afire?"
"No, sir; 1 just—"
"O, no; I—"
"Anything wrong with the horses?'
''So, sir. I wanted to ask whether to
call you by sun or railroad time." —De-
troit Free l'rcss.
THE BANANA PLANTER. j
In lit' Ik n Creature \Vhoie|
Philosophic Calm la .\ever
-The small banana planter of Hon-!
Juras is the happiest creature on
earth," -oiU a local shipper, reports thei
New Organs Times-Democrat, "ana!
nothing ever removes him from his;
philosophic calm. The frightful hur-;
ricane which raged along the Ilondu
rian coast'on the Ist of the month ab
solutely destroyed scores of planta
tions. The trees were plucked out of
the earth like blades of grass, the
fragile buildings were blown into kind
ling wood, and nothing whatever left
to tell the tale. Happening anywhere,
else, such a disaster would have been
a tragedy of the first order, and meant
incalculable suffering, but nature is
very kind to her children on the banana
coast. All that is necessary torehabili-.
tate the ravaged plantations is to stick
a few clippings in the ground and wait;
for them to take root and bear. The
work t3 usually divided between the
planter and his wife—she sets out the
clippings and he does the waiting.
Some lima during the year, if he is not
too tired, he may rebuild his residence,
j This is done by tying a native rope
around four suitable trees and laying
j cane stalks crossways over the top.
Other cant stalks' arc now and then
i used for sides, but they are really un
-1 necessary, as the Honduranian concep
-1 tion of privacy is very vague, and there
lis never anything to steal. So, as a
■ matter of fact, the hurricane wasmuch
I less calamitous than it appeared to
j those who are unfamiliar with native
1 conditions. The principal loss which it
j entailed was in damage to the present
j banana crop, and the fruit grows with
; such rapidity that three months ought „
! to completely repair it. Meantime, the
planter does quantities of resting and
THE ENTRY INTO PONCE.
Knthualaatlc Reception of Gen. Miles
and Ills Troopa by the
Late in the day Gen. Miles and Gen.
Wilson, in full dress uniform and beau
tiful white gloves, received the homage
of I'onee from the balcony of the
alcaide's palace, writes Richard Hard
ing Davis, in Scribner's. They made a
very fine appearance, but as no men go
unshaven in Porto Rico except priests,
the populace were greatly disturbed to
find that it was Gen. Miles and not Gen.
Wilson who was the commanding of
ficer of our army. "He should have
been an archbishop," thev said, but
later he convinced them that the mus
tache does not make the soldier. Noth
ing could have been more enthusiastic
cr more successful that their open aij
reception. The fire companies paraded
in their honor, and ran over three of
their own men, which gave the local
Ke<i Cross people a grand chance to ap
pear on the scene, euch man wearing
four red crosses, to carry awav the
wounded. This created some co n(usion ;
as the firemen preferred to walk, buf
the Red Cross people were adamapt anil
bore them off on stretchers, whether
they would or no. The only thing want
ing to complete the picture was an
American flag. It was only a detail, but
the populace seemed to miss it. It -was
about the only article with which the
expedition was not "supplied. Frantic
cabling to Washington repaired the
loss, and within a week flags were sent
all over the island and raised upon the
roofs of many a city hall. Ponce itself
held more foreign flags than we had
ever seen. Judging from their number
one would have thought that the popu
lation was composed entirely of Eng
lish, Germans, French ahd Swiss, and
members of the Red Cross society.
TRANSLATION TOO LITERAL.
A German Student'* Laughable Trwia
latlon of a lllble Quota
A Chicago man who has just returned
from a trip abroad that t?ommned sev
eral months of professional study with
a number of weeks of sightseeing tellß
a funny story of a German medical
student who was inordinately proud
of his knowledge of the English lan
guage. It occurred during a recitation
hour in a well-known college in Berlin
and the lesson had just been inter
rupted by the arrival of several promi
nent Germans accompanying a dis-
American traveler. The pro
fessor in charge of the recitation saw
his opportunity to please the nt-.ed
visitor and immediately proposed to his
linguistic pupil to translate a verse of
the German Bible Into English. The
guest expressed his anticipatory pleas
ure, the Bible was opened, a verse
chosen at random and the proud stu
dent stood up and assumed nil im
The lines selected were from the
story of the apostels' sleep in the Gar
den of Oethsemane, "The spirit indeed
is willing, but the flesh is weak," which
the medical student treated in the free
and easy manner of "The ghost indeed
is ready, but the meat is poor."
An E*-I»roaldent of the Tranava»l.
Ex-President Pretorius, In theTram
vaal, has retired to a humble vocation.
At a r«*ent meeting of the town board
in Pretoria a letter was read from him
requesting the board to engage a Scotch
cart and a pair of mules belonging to
him for carrying gravel. 'He was be
coming old, and would be glad if the
board would assist him to earn money."
It was decided to inform Mr. Pretoriua
that when there was a vacancy hi* ap
plication would be considered.
Knrtli'n Hottcat Region.
The hottest region on the earth is on
ihe southwestern coast of Persia, where
Persia borders the gulf of the same
name. For 40 consecutive days in July
and August the thermometer has not
fallen lower than 100 degrees, night or
day, and often mounted as high as 128
'Tnni lint a Dreniii.
ne listened iutently. It was his wife
and her mother talking.
"So, my dear," the latter was saying.
"I must go to-morrow. Ido not believe
in a motber-in-law making long visits.
But, before I go, I want to tell you what
a treasure think you have gained in
your husband. He seems to me to be
near perfection. Are you sure, how
ever, that you are not too strict with
him? Do not be quick to chide him
when he stays out late. Men need a
little latitude, you know —say, two or
three times a week."
The man stirred uneasily in his sleep.
It seemed so real; but, alas! it was a
On it lit to He Satlatted.
"Well, you ought to be satisfied, tny
way," said the party manager to the
"Satisfied!" exclaimed the defeated
one. "How do you make that out?"
"Why, when you asked run
you impressed it upon us that the office
was nothing to you, but that you were
willing to sacrifice yourself for the ben
efit of your party."
"What of it?"
"Well, your defeat merely clinched
the sacrifice you -were willing to
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