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Jlo - " i Won't buy clothing for the purpose of.spend
/ I jCf-y-' ingmoney. Tliey desire to get the best
( ,r\ !f( I /\ possible results for the money expended.
I V \/CX \ V N Not hea P goods but goo<ls as cheap as can
v\ N -v V .} be sold and made ut> properly. Call and
\\ \ J j\s- examine my large stock of
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— I Jft S PRING SUITINGS.
\ 1!' ; I\\ '"lr ~"\ .1 ight up to date, the latest styles, shades
S f»J ! \ n<l colors that could be bought. Call and
; I | [\ xaminethem.
ife m rip i/ w —- Guaranieed
G. F. KGCK,
142 North Main Street, Butler, Pa.
A STREAM OF NGWNGSS
New goods are coming in daily. The thought and care which were 11 st< v
upon theii selection are manifest. We've l>een telling v>u about Silk s ;.i:d ) r
(ioods. Other lilies deserve mention
Embroideries and Laces.
jl The newest and daintiest productions a.vait you here
Beau'iful assortments at temptingly little prices.
Cambric, Nainsook and Swiss Embroideries with Insetting
and al lover to match.
J j/X | Vals, Torchon, Orientals and a vast assortment of other j
■ T aces.
vV 1 ,'//-£/>4 Embroideries are priced like this:
inch wiile 3 to 5c
I * iv\\\ Ito * inch wide 6to 10c
J ' rWif IWwPI finer an<l wider up t0... 7~>c per yard
I \Vs§s<jy • Laces 15c per do/, yds up to SI.OO per yd
' Hosiery and Underwear
The wanted sorts are here in ample variety. Careful selection A ~~
has brought liert the thoroughly good and dependable kinds. J j/^xj
An opportunity to buy—and save in the buying—is presented here. /
GLOVE TALK —Those of you who know our Dollar Kid Glove \f X. y
know that nothing is retailed at the price that equals it for IP I
uniformity of skin and perfection of finish and fit. VP \
"ROYALE"—Best Dollar Glove in America. \yD. X
Black and all shades—Button, Hook or Clasp fastening.
L. STEIIN Sc SON,
08 N- MAIN ST., BUTLER, PA
OpemnTof Spring and Summer Millinery. |
We call your attention to our large and well selected stock of Choice Millinery.
We have endeavored to make our stock surpass all previous years in style, desir
ability, quality and prices. We feel sure we have more than maintained our
reputation in the selection of CHOICE MILUNEHY GOODS. We can show ye 1
an immense variety of Hats, Flowers, Ribbons, Braids and Chiffons and all t at
goes to make up an UP-TO-DATE MILLINERY STOCK, and al prices that will
surprise you. We would call especial attention to our Ladies', Misses aud Chil
dren's TRIMMED HATS, in which we have always excelled. You can always
get the right goods at the right prices at
328 South Main St.. ----- - - Butler, Pa.
Spring Season Opens With a Rush-People are Buying Early-
Prices and Styles are Right, which was the Cause
of Our Great Easter Trade.
Tlu spring trade has opened with a rush. From now on we expect to be busy
all the time. We may not be able to give the newspapers the attention we would
like to, but always remember this: We are headquarters for Footwear in Butler.
Our spring stock is much larger than ever before, anil our prices are always the
More Business Than Ever.
We want to do more business than ever this year. We have the goods. We
are in shape to make prices, and we start the season with thesj weapons:
GOOD SHOES AND LOW PRICES, and they are winners every time.
Our Only Weapons:
Men's New Tan Shoes $1 25 Ladies' Cloth Gaiters 4S
Men's Fine Kid Shoes 1 25 Ladies' Strap Sandals 4S
Men's Fine Buff Shoes 98 Ladies' Tail Polish 9S
Men's Fine Patent Leather Shoes... 3 00 Ladies' Kid Button Shoes !is
Boys' Fine Vici Kid Shoes 1 48 Ladies' Kid Polish 98
Boys' Fine Tan Shoes 1 25 Ladies' Cloth Top Polish $1 25
Vouths' Fine Kid Shoes 1 25 Ladies' Tail Oxfords 75
Youths' Fine Tan Shoes 98
Low Shoes and Slippers.
Our slock of Low Shoes and Slippers Is complete. We never showed as many
*>retty styles as we do now. Slippers rangej in price from 48c to $1.50, both in
Tan and Black.
Is meeting the approval of the mothers. The children must have nice shoes, and
'.hey are not disappointed when they come to our store.
Ladies' Fine Shoes.
Our leader is the Delst.rte, and it is meeting with great success. II is the most
popular advertised shoe 011 the market to-lav. Any style, but only one price, $3.50.
Our Ladies' Shoes s»t $2.00, #2 50 and #3.00 are nicer than ever this year. See them.
Men's Fine shoes
We don't need to say a word to you about our Men's Fine Shoes if you have
neen them; if not, don't fail to See them before you buy.
Butler's Progressive Shoe House.
C. E. miller
215 Sout Maui Street, Butler, 1 Pa.
SEND OWE DOLLAR sJrt£ ,iT«to \t2
u«. *j»d \t JOU ll»® -y.
wUhla 700 uIIm «r ChUafo, »• will »rad >»u tbU TOP BIG4iT BT FRkIGUT «.O. D. \ \l IX ffifif |
■CBJECT TO BXAaiXATIO*. jou MB eia-lae It »t yoor freight depot and If fouad \ \ A "
PIBFBCTLY SATISFACTORY* KXICTLY AH KKt'RKMKJTRD. EQIAL TO Bl'tiOlfcS \ K/l CO
THAT BBTAIL AT NO. 00 ta $74. OO an J THE GRANDEST IAIBAIN YOU EVER SAW, \X I jgjmj 110
HT Uafralckl a«*.l OUR SPECIAL PRICE $38.90, %Lc*2fiu&
and freight oUrgM, Icuthell.Ol ««iit with order, Lbb.
WE MiKF TIIW TAP BUHfiY OIR ows " WACO, A
11115 IU " better material than most \/ \
maker* put in t7t.00 butortcs. Latest Style For 1800. B«dy, I——
14*54 from the lle»t Seasoned wT><»d. Best That Moner Can fggfeßßnnir 1
Build. Em 4 §p«iac«, as illustrated, or Brewster Bide Bar. Wkarls, VT /A' \ J
High Orado Screwed Kim Barven'a I'atent. Tap, 14 ounce. Dalljr Y( juUV/V^/ VTXA\ 'Z
Kubber Hearily Lined, full side and bark curtains, ralatlnf.fiuaran- \
teed equal to any liM.oo buctry work. Body black, Geardark green ■^T r -JZM
or Red. CphoUterlair, kaa*y pra rrraeh body clath ar Bfaa's Laatfcrr.
• 38.00 l( HI SPECIAL «ICt f.r U, h||j
•■u.mti.n »•« tiiiru. OVARANTEED TWO fIAIS "111 l«t a lifetime. Tor Ruttlr- »i .-4
9kJSE!2> n !iJSSL VoU CAN MAKE SSOO 00 Thl. Year 8«llln S 008 538.90
aUOOIES. ORDER ONE TO-DAY, TOTJ CAN SELL IT FOR SOO.OO. DON'T DELAY.
Address, SEARS, ROEBUCK & CO. (Inc.), CHICACO, ILL.
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THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
I i One Qose *
5Ti lls the story. When your head J
5 uehes. and you feel bilious, consti- J
#l>ated, and "out of tune, with your W
0 stomach sour and no appetite, just m
0 buy a package ol 0
( Pi/is |
5 And take a dose, from 1 to 4 pills. 5
5 You will be surprised at how easily J
#thev will do their work, cure your p
• headache and biliousness, rouse the®
a liver and make y..u feel happy again, f
525S 25 cents. Sold by all medicine dealers, j)
the gold article
and they very
rarely. Our hats
are fit'for a Ivinj? or
anybody elre. We can
suit all classes of trade.
We study your style and
sell accordingly, l'rices are
low considering q«ality.
Kverytirtng new in Men's I'nr
liishings. Beautiful Negligee
Shirts, two Collars and CufTs 50
cents, finer ones too. Com? and
see the new tilings for Spring.
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Colbert & Dale.
242 S. Main St., Jiutier, Pa.
Butler Savings Bank
Capital - J6o,c*x>.co
Surplus and Profits - - $170,000.00
JOS. I, PIIRVIS President
J. HKXRV TROUTMAN Vice-President
WM.CAMPBKLL, Jr < af hicr
LOUiS 15. ST '1 ell' r
PIUKCTOKs -Joseph l„ Hnrvts, .1. Henry
Troe.tiaan, W. I>. Hrandon. W. A. Ktein, J. S.
The llutler Savings 1:;11 k Is the O'dest
ItanklnK Instit utior.l n Butler (.'ounty.
General banking business transacted.
We solicit accounts of «il producers, mer
chants. farmers and others.
All bjstnrss entrusted to us will receive
Interest raid on timp deuosits.
Butler County National Bank,
Butler I-'en n,
Capital paid in - - fix), 000.00
Surplus and Profits - f 130,703.95
,Tos. Hartman, President; J. V. Ritts.
Vice President; C. A. Hailey. Cashier;
Joint G. McMarlin, Ass't Cashier.
/ general banking transacted.
1 iiter*,*st paid cn time deposits.
Money loaned on approved security.
We invite you to open an account with this
DIKECTOKS Hon. Joseph Hart man. Ifon.
VV. S. Waldron, Dr. ,S. M. Iloon-r. H. Mc-
Sweeney. K. K. Abratns. (-. P. Collins I. G
Smith. L.-slie I'. I i a/let t. M. Kliietrin.
W. 11. LarUin. Harry Heasley, Dr. W. O.
McOandless, lien Masseth. .f V. Hittf
Braun's Pharmacy :
Cor. 6th St. and Duquesne Way.
Pittsburg, Pa,, L. D. Telephone 2542.
Wholesale and Retail.
Importer andJobberol Drugs,
Chemicals, Perfumes, Soaps,
The only house west of New
York carrying a full line ot
Meyers' Grease, Paints and
Compounded Day or Night by
"Registered Pharmacists" only.
Wholesale and retail
dealer in Lubricating and
Illumniating Oils, Capital
Cylinder, Dynamo, Water
White and Standard Gas
Engine Oils, Gasolcin, Ben
zine, Para fti lie Wax and
Address all mail orders to
W. F. Braun.
1 Hons I }. New Furciture
MRS. JENNIE NIXON, Proo'r
Opposite Court Hottse.
Next Door to Park Theatre
Rough Worked Lumber
Ok aix kinds.
j Doors, Saslt, Blinds, Mouldings,
1 Shingles and Lath
Always in Stock.
LIME. H\IR AND PLASTER
Office opposite P. & W. Depot.
MADAM OF THE IVIES,
BY ELIZABETH PIiiPPS TRAIN.
[Copyrighti .1 by the Author.]
1 CHAPTKB I. li • of the s'rry is
I laid in the Tillage o; I •• :t i: '»«>•
Btead, "The IvUil ut wh eh Um re ts
! considerable mystery. 1» i niry Lotbrop, j
the heroine, :i; j- th • p isition of c mi- I
; panion to Mr#. Kldrt the nustix - of i
; the bouaft. At the station she ma"'.es the I
acquaintance of Dr. s ••iK't-r, ;ie the
! prominent characters of the story.
CHATTER IL—Dorothy is t>y I
j Mrs. Eldridge, who .-he .li- overs, u blind, j
ami enters at once U| on her ilium as
CIIAI'TKU lll—She mik-i tne ac
quaintance of he t.< k. cper, Mrs. May- .
berry. a curious chara. t- r who has lived
at The Ivi« s a gr< at in; i.v y«urs. On ne j
of Doivthj's visits t the ''il age a su Idea \
illness drives her vo the house of Dr.
CHAPTER TV.--The do tor and his
i mother ne for her, at"'! the iter - .il •it j
! to divu!.' -'ine of the ,-ecr- !< :-!tig to
1 The lvtrs and its v ' when she :s
I cheeked by her ?on. Dorothy .1 -■ vers ]
i thai .Mrs. Kidredg- hii~.ii son, who he been '
absent from hone: f r J• i:s . ami is now
about to return. She !-o notes some
strange happenings at an abandoned httiid- j
in- on the grounds known as the "Stone
CIIAI'IEH V Mrs. Mayheiry's sus.
picions are aronsoil. aa«l -In* wains Dor- i
othy, who oontinaea her investigations. ,
Sin: common rate with ! raukliii, an old
servant, who ai - 1 ■ ivfnv > I go near ,
the Stone House. Mis Eklrcdge's sou, \
Darracott Chester, arrives at home.
CHAPI I'.K VI Oil return ng from a
visit, accompanied by Darnu at, Dorothy
and he are startled hy strange sounds com
ing from the Store House, and proceed U>
CHAPTER VII On forcing an en.
dance to the hou.c they find that Mis.
Mavbi rry - dan. er Alice, who is insane
and has been iii iw >gl i v. are, is confined
there. She tin:.* out to be the wife of
t'H A l'TElt VHT Alic is removed
from the Stone Hoi:sft and taken to The
Ivies, where apartments are prepared for
her. Owing to Ivr condition she is kept
under strict surveillance
CHAPTER IX.-Dr. Securer, who has
not visited '1 he Iv.eti for ■■ vs. owing to a
misunderstanding with D r t colt, is called
to attend Alice. Mrs E dredge begins tho
relation of licr life's story to Dorothy.
CIIAI'TEIi X Mrs. Ehlrcdge concludes
the history, telling of the eiopemcnt of
Darracott\s brother Gerald with Alice, and
the mystery of Tlu Ivies is cleared up.
AI ice Ma y I let ry lingered on for weeks.
We never saw her, for she remained
wliclly in her mother's charge, con
fined to the rooms which had been
assigned her. Everything which the
tendeivst solicitude and love could
have devised for her comfort and wel
fare were procured for her by her
husband's orders. At that time, ob
serving how considerate of her well
being lie was, and how conMautly he
endeavored to render her affliction less
intolerable, 1 often speculated as to
how much love for her might linger
in the depths of a nature which was
no open book to me, even after I
had been -objected to a long and inti
mate companionship with it Perhaps,
I thought. Madam's cottelusi.-t* had
been mistaken after all. and the pas
sion with which Alice Maybcrry hart
inspired Idm had gone deeper than she
believed, and its roots still clung to
their places and were throwing out
fresh shoots of tender regard
Enter. I learnt to know how fallac
ious were my suspicions, and discover
ed beyond peradventure that nothing
instigated Darracott's magnanimous
conduct towards his erring wife but a
divine charity that held sacred and
unaccountable a creature so punished
by higher Dispensation. Bnt at that
time 1 had no such cause for t'eas
durance, and spent many wretched
hours dwelling upou a fear that was
Intolerable to me.
Itnt these hours were not occupied
by speculation and reflection alone
Maybcrry utterly refused to share the
care of her daughter with a nurse,
and therefore her duties as house
keeper were sadly neglected. Madam
talked of procuring a substitute, but
I saw that the idea of another strang
er in the house, under existing eir
cumstances. was most unwelcome to
her. Therefore I proposed that I
should myself undertake the position
temporarily, and my proposition, after
some demurring on ttio grounds of ex
cessive employment, was gratefully ac
cepted by Madam. The demands of
'i double calling gave me little leisute
for my own affairs. and I was grate
ful for occupation which took me out
of myself and allowed me almost no
time for retrospection.
After that one scene in the morning
room there wore no tender passages
between Darracott and myself. ID
was careful to preserve a distant court
esy in his manner towards me. and 1
held myself as aloof from contact
with him as possible. I had discovered
that association with him boded dang
er to my peace of mind, and tin? in
stinct of self-preservation led me to
On rare occasions he would join
Madam and me In her boudoir for a
cup of tea, and I was always hopeful
at such times, of a nearer rapproche
ment between mother and sou. Hut.
alas! my hopes never fulfilled them
selves. "while he never again for an
>ustifut lost sight of the final re
spect due a mother from her son, and
ever manifested the most considerate
thought fulness in his conduct towards
her, there never transpired any abridg
ment of the unnatural distance which
separated them, such as I was con
stantly on the alert for. As time went
on 1 began to suspect that the presence
In her home of this son whose love
she was powerless to win was a sorer
trial to her than his absence had been,
and 1 lamented in vain over the sad
situation; for I began to discover that
my beloved lady was by degrees los
ing something of her strength and vi
tality. and I feared greatly lest she
should fade into weakness before we.
her constant associates, should fully
realise her condition.
I mentioned my fears to Dr. Spencer,
who had resumed a partial Intimhcy
at The Ivies; but he seemed to think
little of indications which had aroused
my apprehensions. Inability to con
tlnue her customary exercises, short
ness of breath, antl a frequent and In
voluntary placing of the hand over
the region of the heart, appeared to
him but the natuial result of the re
cent severe strain upon her emotions.
I was uneasy, nevertheless, and con
tinued to watch her closely. One
afternoon, late in May, the season be
Ing unusually advanced, we were sit
ting. Madam, I>r. Spencer and I. in the
far end of the entrance hall, grouped
about the French window of stained
glass, one half of which stood opei
to admit what faint breeze might t>'
stirring, it wanted but a few minute'
of the dinner hour, and Darracott bad
not yet put in au appearance. We
were mot' cosily established, and were
engaged In a familiar, desultory dis
cussion of village aflairs when, sud
denly, a light step came bounding
across the turf outside, and in another
moment a wonderfully beautiful vision
filled the space left open to the even
That side of the window which had
been set ajar was the one on which
was painted the form of the repentant
BITTI.KW, PA., THUUSDAV, MA.V 11, lSi>i>
Mailgalenc. ami through the closed
j half streamed tb<> rays of the set
ting siiu. illumining with ijlory the :t: .
Jesty of the Divine Judge, and irt.,• 11-
iinig the gentle clemency of Ii - I ■ .1-
, lures as He (.t.iod nrli uprai.x-d Hand,
uppaieatly I'roiiouneing pardon and in
; Yoking piaee to rest tipoti lln> le a l
01 the werplng siucer who li;> I thrust
heisrlf into the phi'-.- ol the penitent
Mary l'oi a niotuent, so ■•x<|uisiu<
w;;s tln> picture that 1 1. I'vrot wii.it
nii'tiace it lMided to my lady'-- trai.-
■ quilllty .and t-otitlliiicd to gaze upon
I It in rapt ecstasy. Alice t'hester, wit
-1 less and distraught a> she was. wa- .it
that iitouK lit the lovliest Weinaii it is
| possible to Imagine
! She wore a loose gown of white,
, fashioned as simply ai:d v. ith as li! 11<>
' regard to style anil di'>ign ,i> a ni
. rol»* It f«'li al/out her in loi s t > folds,
and was confined at the v rNt l»y 1
Cord and tassels Her shiuiog hair ha 1
| lieeii carefully plaited into a l< ,1...
; thiek hraiil. whiei: was I ft h :i.. 1.4
i fai lielovv her waist, hut her rest! -s
motions and consiant moven\«-i t ha i
j milled all the loose tendrils and ■: t
locks, stt that they formed a
j aureole alnoit her hrow. SI. • had ap
j purently Ih.'i n elilti:,-' foi sle;
' hail thrust a hunch ot ih a int • lit r
j girdle aud carried a:. ' <' - : 1
' one hand Kroin the filtt.' rs t:f 1! ■
other tlauglt d 11 pair of st l»ors. with
! which she had probably n -it.' 1 her
t lKXity Tin- exciti-u ul of her escape
1 and recovered freed >in l::td hi -1 1
brilliant light into her blue e\ s ;.ntl
i painted a lovely tiiisli upou her deli
-1 cale skin.
i Ob, who, tHitioldiiig her lliiis * lit.'
■ very liitarnation of getifietiessanil>;.rl-
ish beauty, as sweet and inm t .-ut to
| the eyes as one of the roses sh In hi,
could have suspected how tlanget, us
a creature she was shortly to • ■»111 cs
j by reason of that awful taint which
lay. like a worm in the calyx of a
i flower, beneath the snrfaee of her ap
parent perfectionV Not 1 not I; nor.
jin that preoccupied moment, did
David Spencer, bethink himself of it.
' We were both so ahsoluh !> spell
I hound by 1 lie ran liveliness <0 tbe ap
parition, of which dear Madam in her
j blindness was wholly uncoi:s .tins,
that we had no thought t<> spare for
considerations of far greater moment.
So gentle had bet n lite footfall ol i!ic
wasted and sadly attenuated formtliat
had settled like a bit of thistle tl.iwn
j in our very midst, almost before we
had bad premonition of its coining,
that it had made no Impression even
upon Madam's uncommonly alei t hear
ing; and we might so easily liavi avcit
the catastrophe that followed, but
for the weak yielding to 0111 charmed
sensibilities. An instant later, how
bitterly and unavailiugly did we bulb
repent our fatal hesitancy; 11 >r in iliat
instant the girl bounded forward ami
threw herself at Madam s side.
"Ah—ah! Here yon are, dear .Mad
am!" she cried exultlngly. in a sort
little minor key. quite lil.e lite sigh
ing Of the breeze amid It use wire.
"Here you are at last! I've looked so
long for you. liut I can't find Oerald
nnywhere! Where is he?
The unexpectedness of the etieount
er, added to the painful memories
aroused by the girl's speech anil lone,
forced a sharp cry from m> deat
lady's usually guarded lips She
clutched Dr. Spencer's arm nervously,
meanwhile drawing slirinkingly away
from the crouching bit t,t beautiful,
mindless matter at her feet.
"David, David!" she cried, in sharp,
quavering accents, "who is tlia.7
1 And ber stately form slink with a
weak submission of mighty (ones ol
emotion which wrung my very soul:
I bad so long regarded her as a strong
tower of endurance, built staunchly
upon 11 bed of rock.
The witless girl heard the -question,
and burst into 11 strange, but not un
"Why, Madam!" she exclaimed, be
fore we could interpose to divi-ri her
and coax licr away, "indeeTl, that's
an old question uow! Who am !, d;
vou ask? I'll tell you who lam I m
Alice Maybcrry. daughter of the
housekeeper at The Ivies." She smil
ed aud noddi d gaily, as if pleased
with ber own intelligence; then sud
denly checked herself, as If another
recollection bad given the lie to ber
assertion. "No—110!" she said cm
phatically; "I am wrote/, iifln't you
remember Alice, that girl married
Darrncott Chester? That's who 1 am
—Mrs. Darracott Chester, a lady of
rank and position; my mother said
I would be. A good match for-
Who are you. and what right have
you to interrupt Mrs. Darracott Ches
ter?" She turned upon me quite
fiercely, with an assumption of dig
nity that would Infve been absurd
had it not been so unutterably sad.
I was trying to interrupt the How
ot her reminiscent eloquence, but,
fearing to arouse that latent rebellion
and ugliness which ever underlies im
becility, I was obliged to desist, and
she rambled on.
"Perhaps you did not know I was
Mrs. Darracott?" she suggested, some
what more gently. "Well, you're
right, you know; I'm not, any more.
I'm Mrs. Gerald. 1 think I think I
am —am I not, Maflaui?" She paused,
to await a reply that did not come.
Madam bad burled her face in her
hands, and was sbnking like a strong
oak In the grasp of a tempest. The
girl regarded her a moment in evi
dent curiosity: then her meaningless
laugh again rang out.
"Do you want to play peep-a-bo?"
she asked, 11s one would speak to a
little child. "Well, in a minute. First
I must find out who 1 am, you know.
Alice Maybcrry Mrs. Darracott—Mrs.
Gerald! Oh! which is it? can't you
tell, any of you? Well, there's one
person knows the girl's mother. She
says I'm a lost soul." She smiled,
as if pleased with the title. "A lost
soul. Don't you think that's a good
name for me?" glancing around at
us—"a lost soul!"
There was such terrible pailios in
he poor creature's smiling appropria
ion of that phrase of dire import,
ind her apparent unconsciousness and
lisregard of the immeasurable wrong
die had done the woman she address
ed was so indicative of her deranged
mentality, that Df "1.1 Soeiieer. strong
nan and injured lover though he was,
was obliged to turn aside to conceal
his emotion, while I felt my own tears
rolling down my cheeks.
Suddenly Madam rose to her feet,
and so abrupt and violent was the
movement that it cast prostrate up
-311 the ground the fragile form that
had sought to lean upon her lap.
tVlice gave a surprised little cry, and
remained as she had fallen, gazing up
*t the agitated face of the woman
she btid so bitterly injured with eyes
wide st retched and wondering.
"Oil, this is intolerable beyond en
iuranee!" Madam cried out. "Will no
one take her away?"
I had never before realized how
terribly sad is the supplication of
strength in its moment of weakness.
Madam's despairing plea would have
nerved me to greater tasks than this,
ind while Dr. Spencer, bound help
less and impotent by the same chain
of memories that was strangling Mad
am's soul, stood pale and irresolute
beside the chair from which he had
risen upon Alice's advent, 1 raised the
poor girl from the floor and searched
my mind for a means of relieving
Madam of her presence. My eyes fell
upon the flowers at her waist, aud
suggested the excuse I wanted.
"Have you seen the roses down in
the garden behind the house?" I ask
She turned her lovely eyes, with
their gentle vacancy of expression; up
"I don't seem to remember you,'
she said, shaking her head. "Are
(Ton. perhaps, Darracott's other wife?
lierald said that some other woman
would suit liiui better than the girl
be first married. Did you know her?
>hc was a lH'uuty, they said; but nil!
d * ..in. I fear, and I nnot think just
what I would call 1 r. Wail a m«»-
l " lie. lit!" She looker* ••vihleri d. and
as the siiiile died from hi i features
'• i terrible blankno: settled down up
'• ,u them. Itaisiug lit .er to tier
forehead .-lie tapped with it lightly.
' us if to recall her errant memory.
1 -mi l. lily the merry - ii!e roke I.n th
1 igaiu "I have it!" sin cried, with
e i ringing laugh. "It was weak that
t i wanted to say. She was v.. a'.
y. ;.,v.eak Weak v ak! 1.. •>!.!" Sin*
!1 detached one of the petal.-- fi.un a
rose, and raising It to a 1 vol with
t tace, blew a soft breath and sent
s bi tin* pink thing tos-ii g oft into
space. "There she goes; pretty, isn't
she? I wish I could lltid Herald I
' want him so! Win re is he. dear
- ' Madam?"
i. A suthleii sharp cry from Madam
i .tallied us all. "My Uod! my (!od! I
1 ;now not!"
Throwing her hands upward .as if
i n supplication, th - poor tortured
s ' jiothci tottered and sank into a chair
i ilntt ! ha pi: ••••! for her. A terri
t lied look c rept over Alice s face and
■i die ran to David, t ,» whom -he cluug
is f for pi* teetioll. thi *vi; r T- whillip
■' like a frightened baby.
r Evidently her touch aroused a
1 ! .trotig feeling of rej tlsion in the until
ivho once had loved her, for lie made
1 in effort to tUrust 1.- i "It ; lint she
r -lung the tighter aid icfus d to let
'! jo hi r clutch upon him. I aw that
1 it* *va of little avail, j-'trrod and con
' strait ed by bitter f* ntorles as he
- was. and distractedly sought again a
i rot ex t for ridding Madam of this
nost nttWi Icotne Intr.:;! r. Id iermin
»d to make one more effort to entice
J ler away, ai d throwing all Ihe per
iuasiveuess I could master into my
* ,'oice, "Alice," I begired, "do come
•vlth me, like a good g'-'i. Don't yon
1 ! >r>i> that you are di -in- e: Herald's
1 i tiother?"
" I My words produced an effect <|iilte
! liffetent from what 1 had anticipated.
' nstantly her whim] ■•ring ceased; she
| .v it lid row herself from Dr. Spencer. .1
I terrible pallor overspread her face,
md she gripped her gown where : t
r I ay loose above her heart. Then, with
! i look, almost of intelligence in those
r I lerelofore wandering eyes, she made
I <|tiick, graceful movement and. Ik>-
* "ore we could intercept her. threw
i lerself again before Madam, crying,
i vith apparent sanity, and awful w.»e
1 no' anguish in her tremulous tones 1
!i/ iii I S
1 Mmn ' I
'I rnOMISKL) HIM—TO on It IT TO
IIIS —MOTH tt!? ! "
"It is—it is! Gerald Herald! I told
con J would go back to her! Here!"
t She fumbled at her dress, which, l>e
,ug unable in her agitation to tin
'listen, she rent asunder, taking from
' with in it a small pack i. ' i promised
! dm to- give it to his mother!"
She thrust a little packet into Mad
tin's fingers, and I sprang forward.
Determined to put an end to this Inlr
fowiug scene, even if I must needs
ase force to do so. I stooped and
threw my arms about the slender
"Come, come. Alloc'" 1 urged. I
jave something to show you. Come."
I felt her form yielding to my touch,
md she turned her head and looked
jp at me with submissive eyes that
jromised success to my intention.
But alas! in turning thus to look into
uy face as I stood behittd her she dis
covered what I. with my back to the
window, remained Ignorant of that
Darracott Chester had entered the
room and was standing a few paces
away, silently regarding the scene
with lowering brow.
Iler fragile form drew itself vigor
ously together. Its lax muscles grew
tense; a sudden determination seem
ed to endow the enfeebled constitu
tion with new strength. A cry- loud,
fierce, terrible—burst from her lips,
md before I could realize even that
in Impulse had taken possession of
her she hatl gatliert.i her waning
lowers up for one supreme effort, and
breaking from my hold had rushed to
wards the man behind me, with the
Scissors, diverted from their late gent
le service to bocome the weapon of
a fiercer purpose, glittering danger
ously and treacherously, half-hidden
within her hau<!.
No one suspected the actual menace
)f the assault save I, who alone saw
the implement, and one other. How
Madam in her blindness discovering
the meaning of that wild cry. or what
ntuition guided her to avert the tragic
consequences it boded, I know not.
Before I could warn Darracott by
word or deed, however; before David
Spencer, with full possession of his
senses, could realize what the dis
tracted creature's sudden movement
irotended, Madam had divined all.
There was a swift rush forward,
and a quick crashing together of two
women's forms; two cries in unison
•atig out; one—faint, spent, exhausted,
the tired, fretful cry of an exasperated
:hlld; the other a Hound that I could
never have believed it possible for my
nil*:lit'- WAS A SWIFT ut -ti FOKvv.um.
dear lady's gentle lii t * utter- a
sound that was half-smtr!. half - 'tout,
venomous, savage, menacing, filled
with all the conceiitrat d an I long
suppressed hatred and animosity of
the outraged mother, win had mis
takenly thought she had !< ami long
since the lesson of patient ■ t dintine -
and full forgiveness. Who know .4
what awful dregs of resentment re
aiaiu. undreamt of. in breasts that
relieve they have successfully applied
the great lesson of divine ch-i.ny?
1 lie old Adam is ofteiicr liMd ■
acatli an accumulation of :>■ ;:ir*• •
Christian sentiment than looted in lo
;o from our spirits.
When we reached the two women
they bad fallen to the ground, locked
In each other's embrace) our first
thought was that intense imotion had
robbed them of consciousness, and
that they were both merely insensi
ble. Hut It did not require the pr*»-
'essioinil mandate of the physician to
ipprise us of tbe sterner fate that
lad overtaken poor Alice. One glance
it the beautiful face |ha> lay upon
Madam's bosom, win re it el chanced
to fall, was enough to a-st re us that
;he sudden fierce gust of passion i
.vhich had swept over the Dickering
Ijpirit of the unfortunate gji I had suf- 1
Iced to extinguish the feeble flame
n.'ii iiaii 01 iaie s.i uiiuiit |-
t- . ! ,o>. "The p 'in . ; t. •
V. n ;>arated h« r gently from ;
.!. . acn >s wiiase form siic '. I
is we tii'l so Dariacott n:. '.
■uvery that forced : icrriii i . lai ..1
i. :i I roni l is set lips.
"My Cod! What is thWr"
lit po:r dto an >iikin stain I' .it
•an alt :g Ihe whit - gov. n 1 •
sirl'» side had ptt-> I a. ii: ~••«
"She had fallen upon th" s- i - r<!
cri. ti. ffi . iting that tii ' , ~ laid
10 knowledge of the dangerot> in
urnment that had been hidden iu the
; :irl"s hand.
"Scissors!" they both ejaculated.
"Yes! I explain. 1 hnrri •uly. while
">r. Speiici r searched the slender ln.dy
0 find Ihe w hen aliouts of the w...:n.1.
"She n.cant to strike you with th 111.
il ink, Mr. Chester, oh! poor child—
Then my thoughts fled from lu r to
1 >ne of lar greater couseqln uct\
tntl 1 turned to Madam, who stii! lay
n that awful trance of uueonscious
let-.s which bears so horrible a like
icss to death, white and still, but an
1 mposing figure even in her prostra
ion. I raisetl her head tender!., and
da. til it on my knee. Tin 11 I ga'.er
•d her hands into mine, and was about
t> chafe them between my palms.
»ln n. in raising the right arm. which
1 mil Ih'cii stretched along ber side. 1
jvheltl a fearful sight.
"Oh! here—here!" 1 cried. The two
lien had lifted poor Alice and were
tlaclng her decently upon a lounge,
riiey hastened toward* me as I called
j >ut. aud I pointed to uiy dear lady.
Pile side against which her arm had
nit: was soaked with blood, and
'nun it protruded the handles of the
scissors, which but a few minutes
since had been cutting roses from
: llieir stalks'!
! "Oh! my Cod!" exclaimed Dr. Spenc
•r: bur Darracott said nothing.
1 glanced at him. His face was like
I hat of the dead, cr like that of the
1 living who lay s« useless upon my
i Dr. Spencer tenderly examined the
I round, as well as he could without
i cmoving the sharp blades.
| "They have gone deep. I fear." he
I aid llnally. "However, though the
I .votind IMUSI be an ugly one it need
1 lot net t ssarily prove dangerous. We
tiust get her to the morning-room,
line; can we do it together, do you
Darnt*ott nodded. I know uow
\ lia 1 he suffered in those moments. I
inspected it even then. That passiou
ite love for his mother which be had
hough chilled and benumbed by coltl
icss and neglect had flamed hotly into
ife at sight of her thus laid low.
"I will ring for Maybcrry." I said,
vitli a glance iu the direction of the
otinge. But at this suggestion Darra
;ott broke his slleuce.
"Wait!" he commanded peremptor
ly. with scant regard for whom he
ivas addressing. "No more of that
)rood until she is removed."
With reverent bands and tenderest
•are they raised Madam, and Imiiv
ier to the morning room. A tempor
ary bed upon a wide and ample lounge
K-n* quickly improvised by Franklin
who had appeared to aunorajpe dinner
'.lst as we wer« in the acG&f lifting
Madam) and myself, and "Hpt.li this
re placed her.
"Can you K.s»*l*t *->;», or will it be
too much of an ordeal for you?" thf
doctor asked. "1 can Bend for mj
I scorned the proposition, although
Darracott was disposed to favor it.
"No one shall do for Madam but I,'
1 insisted. "If your mother will com<
to be of comfort to poor Maybcrry, 1
shall be relieved. After all, horrible
as this is, she is a mother who has
lost a daughter aud under fearful cir
euinstanees. She is greatly to N
"My mother will come," he returnee
briefly. "Will you go aud send a mes
senger for ber, and then come back
here at once, please? I shall need vol
(CONTINUED ll* OUlt NEXT.]
The Philadelphia Record tells of an
old Pennsylvania farmer who recently
came into possession of a check for
S2OO. It caused him a great deal of
anxiety, and for a long time be could
not muster up courage to have it cash
ed. Finally on n trip to town, lie sum
moned up nerve enough, and. strolling
into the bank, presented the check.
Tbi' teller glanced at it hastily, and
then, after the fashion of his kind,
brusquely asked: "What tlenuiniua
tiou?" "Lutheran, gol durn it! But
what's that got tew do with it?" as
brusquely replied the old farmer, to
the great astonishment of the bank
official. It required several minutes'
explanation before the teller could get
tie old man to understand his ques
tion, and then the latter took his
money anil departed, with sundry
growls derogatory to banks in general.
"As big as a whale" might be rather
small, as there is a species of the ceta
cean genus hardly three feet long.
Nor docs the expression "as awkard
as a crab" apply on some of the South
Sen islands, for a crab K found there
that not only runs as fast as an aver
age man. but climbs trees with the
ease of a schoolboy.
Nor does "the busy little bee im
prove each shining hour" down in
Mexico. 011 die contrary, it soon
learns that, as there is no winter
there, there is 110 necessity for lay
ing in a store of honey, and degener
ates into a thoroughbred loafer.
Lake Superior is in danger of losing
its distinction of being the largest
fresh water lake in the world. African
explorers begin to think that Lake Vic
toria Nyanza is larger. Superior
covers ,'!1,"00 square miles and Nyanza
has been credited with 30,000, but re
cent explorations have discovered a
hitherto unknown bay 011 its southern
sitle which so increasVs its known area
as to make it a question whether it is
not larger than Superior. Fuller ex
plorations and more careful surveys
must be made, however, before a de
cision can lie reached.
Two Mont Valuable Stauip*.
At a philatelic exhibition recently
held at Birmingham, Kngland. there
were placed 011 view the two most
valuable stamps in the world a penny
and a twopenny Mauritius. Only
twenty-three specimens of the l.vjs
Mauritius stamps are known to ex
ist. and the market value of the two
exhibited at Birmingham is flO,r>oo.
They belong ■ a Parisian collector,
who loaned them for the exnlhition.
Tlifjr Turn to t!u»
The soldier boys in Manila say that
the Spaniards and natives there In
variably turn to the left instead of
the right iti passing others on the
sidewalks and iu the streets, and con
sequently there am numerous accident
al collisions with Americans.
All Important Matter.
"He said lie wanted to consult me
privately on a matter of vital import
ance to bis future anil of course I
thought it was a proposal."
"No, he wanted my advice aliout
choosing a wheel."
tirowtli of Ktitiltow«i-A.
An eminent Indian medical officer
j is satisfied that t&e growth of sun
i :luwers in malarial I is better than
! eucalyptus as a pri»reiitir<- of malaria.
The ifOVeru.neut <>f India is making «-x
1 tensive experiibeutn to determine this 1,
A FINE OPENING.
PORTO RiCO A MAGNIFICENT FIELD
FOR ELECTR C RAILWAYS.
I ( »m! l*r«»blem ami Manv Ollirr K i|»t n
pcu-si ve ltrua« M*et Kr.iJr s.l.ilmn Uf
WU hmni mi \» ntei Water I mmm I » *
urei# litrn About 7.% rt*. m I»a\.
l*he establishment of e|e« tr lum
\\ :ijs throughout the island of Port©
Uico, tnm MMt 10 West U>MI( 111
central range of mountains is «l»--,r
able. i a>). .iikl rrliiirt-lf InniK nflrr.
An «-!< ctri-.- line. starting fn i Nagua-
Ik> or lluniaca • at the east cud. touch
ing the interior towns of Juncos.
« :I _:i.:~. liueiias. SaI.MM del
Palmar, Barrauqui a.-. Itarros,Jayuya.
It undo. Ailjunta*. ami Ma.i..u>. ami
temiinuting at Sdayagues. with
. branches from the main line to the \ ii
lages along the const. would Serve
better than any i ther system .t<> move |
i the rich products of those dismcts
and io accomodate the great number
of passengers who now have no means
of convenient travel.
Tin coal problem, and many other
expensive items of railroad buildinc
. need not Ik- a consideration in the
operation ami construction of such a
tramway system, as there > \i-:-
throughout the whole luountaiu rai ■
natural water powers available lor
any class of machinery. Tin* many
and powerful waterfalls bavii g their
sources .11 the uioutitaiuoi.s inland
! region, and the rivers which run
through this territory in various di
rections. seem to have been created by
nature especially to aid man in the cni
j rival ion of the rich soil and the market
ing of its products, which, because of
\ the high altitudes and necessarily
heavy grades of high-roads, it" these
should 1m- built, would otherwise l«e
very costly. The interior of the island
Is extremely mountainous. a> may l>e
well seen from some of the illustra
tions. Around the entire extent of its
coast, however, is a tlat licit of rich
lowlands .suitable for the cultivation
of sugar and tobacco.
MAP OF THE ISLAND OF FOBTO KICO.
The highest village of Porto Kico.
Aybonito, situated at an altitude of
2.300 feet above sea-level. Is on the
line of the central highway which
runs from Ponce to San Juan. This
fine highway, built originally by the
Spanish government for military pur
poses. has no grade greater than 14
per cent., which would be the maxi
mum also to Ik- met with In the con
struction of a tramway along the
Tiie ballasting of rockbeds. in what
ever direction the Hues might run.
would cost but little, as there is mere
than enough material for this purpose
on the ground; and throughout the
whole extent of the proposed lines
there is to be fouud woo<l of excellent
quality for cross-ties. The laltor re
quired for such a construction is
abundant and comparatively cheap, as
the laborers in this region, accustomed
to the hardest work, have never earn
ed more than 7.1 cents a day 1 Porto
Ttican currency): and it would be an
i exceedingly easy matter to procure
2.000. SjMt Mr l.'» 00 men for any kind
I of an enterprise.
Skillful stone cutters are easily to
be had; and on the ground along the
1 route is fouud an ample supply of
I stone suitable for bridges, culverts,
and other constructions of a similar
j nature. In short, it is not necessary
to seek elsewhere the materials for
the construction of a tramway or
railroad, as all. excepting the rails
and other metal parts, are to be had
along the mountain range. With
abundant and weil-distributed water
power, from streams 'hat do not fail
even in the dryest seasons; with the
materials for ballast and ties at hand; i
with labor cheap, good, and plentiful—
the building of electric railway lines
will certainly be attended with but
little cost compared with the substan
tial profits that such lines may be ex
pected to earn.
In the whole island, whose coast line
measures miles, there exist only
the following steam railway lines, be- j
longing to a French company: One j
line, of one meter gauge, from San
Juan to Camuy, sixty-two miles long,
and its operation produces an aver
age income of $2,7.'5? i per mile an- !
nually. Another line leaving San. |
Juan on the north, passing through
Martin I'ena and Itto Iledras, and
terminating at Carolina, is 14 miles
long. But the income from Its opera
DRYING COFFEE IN PORTO Rim.
tion is not so great, as another steam
railroad which runs in the .same di
rection for half the distance, or to Bio
I'iedras. thus dividing with It the traf
fic of that region. Still another line,
35 miles long, runs from Aguadla to
Hormlgueros. Another short Hue is
in operation between Yauco and
Ponce, a distance of 22 miles, with
two stations on the line at Cuayanllla
and Tallalioa. This railroad has an
average annual income of $2.7»i0 |»er
mile, but it should lie noted that, be
cause of the high freight rates. $2.25
per ton for « 22 mile haul, or ten cents
per ton-mile, n great part of the
freight-carrying between Yauco and
Ponce is perfomed by ox carts, in suc
cessful competition with the railroad.
Tfc? freight rates of the ox-carts are
not much lower than those of the rail
way. and the speeds are about the
same. Besides this excessive charge,
the railway does not offer the facili
ties which should obtain in this dis
trlct, as it does not reach to the har
bor of Ponce, where the great bulk
of business .is done. Bulk must be
broken and the goods transferred, the
transportation of merchandise and
fruits from the railroad station to the
harbor front by car's being a very
costly item, as well as a source of
The territory which produces the
most coffee is in the high and moun
tainous parts of the island, along the
eentral range, and hf-re It is tl»«it the
greatest need is felt for transportation
facilities, the only existing means of
communication I icing by horse roads
or mule paths built by the residents.
From the plantations where the coffee
is gathered to the nearest towns on
the coast, whence the lierries may be
carried in ox-carts to the markets,
carriage is affected, at the present
time, on the backs of horses ami
mules, which can take only 200
pounds a trip. These horses briug
back an equal quantity of provisions
and merchandise for the subsistance
aud necessities of the laliorers and
other inhabitants of the interior. For
tills transportation on horses and
mules $1 a hundred iiounds. each way.
is paid from the |M>ints most distant, (
and ."><» cents from the nearer points.— ,
The Engineering Magazine. ,
I'lnill.nt In M»'P-
The position affects deep. A con- (
strained position generally prevents re- ,
pose, while a coinfortan.e one wood ,
sleep. I.ying tlat on the back, with the ,
limbs relaxed, would seem to secure ,
' the greatest amount of rest for the |
* 1 1 - Ht.n assumed in tM
■ ! » di-.-aaes. and it Is ge*-
ii! a* a token of reriTnl
patient voluntarily turns on
1 '- •■re ar several
i!i supine |M«tutv which fMpiltt
or sleep. Thus in disorder-
I 111 Mood
bm k ~f ths
j h< ad and to produiv trouHesoßM
.V.i! all who are in. line,l to snore
] do so when lying on the liack. liecause
: the s«>fi palate and uvula bang on the
tongue and that organ falls t>ack so
as to partly close the top of tht* wiod
It I* better, therefore, to lk* on the
side, aud in the alisvuee of sp«*eta|
disease rendering it desirable to lie
on the weak side, so as to leave the
healthy lung free to expand, it Is well
to use the right side, liecause when
the body is thus placed the food gravi
tates more easily out of the stomach
aud the weight of the stomach does not
compress the upiier portion of the In
Th* Camtl mm a Plow Han*.
Count Skorxew • tel. a wealthy land
owner in the province of Posen. tler
many. to the amazement of his rustic
nelghtiors. lias intro-luo»d a novel de
parture on his Czerniejcwoei estates,
which stands a fair chance of lieing
widely imitated in agricultural dis
tricts in western Furope. Instead of a
horse or ox a cainet is yoked to the
plow, and the experiment has proved
successful beyond the count's most
sanguine expectations. The camel
inured to hardships and privations,
does dou Ide work of a pair of horses,
is exceedingly tractable ami can be
kept In good condition for a camel
on a comparitively small quantity of
inferior fodder. The "Skorzewskl
quadrupeds." as the peasant* of Posen
facetiously call the lalmrious intruders,
were soon acclimatized, and are the
envy of the countryside.
Old tnpp#r Onta.
It is estimated that there are 196.-
000.000 old-style copper |iennie* some
where. Nobody knows what has be
come of cm. »xcept that once In a
while a single specimen turns up io
change. A few years ago 4,.V>0,006
bronze two-cent pieces were set afloat.
Three million of them are still out
standing. but are never seen. A mill
lon of three-cent silver pieces are
scattered over the United States, bat
it is very seldom that one come*
across any of them. Of the MMO.fIOO
one-half-cent pieces, not one has been
returned to the government for coin
age or is held by the treasury.
A woman shoplifter was caught
stealing an umbrella the other day in n
Philadelphia dry goods store. But It
was decided not to prosecute her If
She would pay for the umbrella,
valued at $2. SO. which she did. The
next day she returned and requested to
see the mnnagt r. When that surprised
jierson could m-over himself suddent
ly to ask her business the woman calm
ly told him that she had been pricing
umbrellas in other stores and found
she could purchase one like her own
for $2. and she wanted to know if
he wouldn't refund her 50 cents. As
a tribute to her monumental nerve the
50 cents was handed her in silence.
('•rtwtk ml a Wtry.
As an example of how a story crow*
it is related that a report recently
reached Ottawa, Kan. to the effect that
the coal miners at Rnnsomville had
found a petrified snake tat feet long
and nine inches In diameter. Prof
Yates of Ottawa college hurried to
Ransoinville in fear that some other
fossil collector would get ahead of
him and found that the alleged snake
was a tiit of petrified root IS Inches
long and a half inch in circumference.
■ m< of Omknllu,
Every year ritiO.OOO umbrellas are
said to be lost In Paris. According to
these statistics, one person in ev»ry
four loses his umbrella. The poMce
say that Indies are much mo>\ .areful
with such articles than men. for the
number of parasoU taken to the lost
property office annually is only about
J one hundred.
French and Uwua iraUn.
Five and twenty years ago France
was able to put the same number of
soldiers Into the field as liermany.
I Now the tierman military forces, or
rather the men of German nationality
capable of tiearing arms, would out
number the French by a million.
A Pwallw rarrat.
In New Zealand ■ species of parrot
is found that, tiudln* Its food entirely
on the ground, has lost the power of
flight. It differs from the rest of Its
family only io this particular and In
being almost vobelsss.
In this country placing the thumb to
the nose aud extending the fingers is
a sisrn of derision. Among certain hill
tribe* In India »i Is the most expressive
manner of showing respect.
AN INTERESTING STUDY.
(•raat Tart Il*<|nlrad ta (rawda WlihS
Bring All tInMM Tac*tlkar.
The behavior of people in crowds
would makt- an Interesting study of
itself. In an ohllnary crowd the ma
are apt to be unacquainted with
any formal etiquette, and the rest
seem to forget nil they ever knew;
only those who are p«issessed of na
tural politeness and unfailing good na
ture are saved from incoming savages
under such circurostuces. Of com*
it Is unpleasant for |>eop»e of refined
nature to l»- brought Into very cloae
contact with the ruder |»ipulace. and
It very frequently happens that the
very ones who have had most training
in courtesy are the m<»st disagreeable
when in the tnldst of a crowd. The
nerves of the common people are lesn
easily dlsturlwd. and the physical die
comforts common to crowds are not
greater than they are accustomed to
in ordinary dally life. Unless you can
lie sure of bearing yourself with
courtesy and good humor, you should
avoid crowds for your own sake as
well as out of consideration for others.
I f. from choice or necessity, you flock
with birds that are not all of your
own fine feather, your aim should be
to respect the rights of others without
relinquishing your own. You are not a
door mat. to allow yourself to be
tmuiplisl uiH>n without remonstrance:
nor yet a cur, to snarl and snap at
those who. |» rlinps through no fault
of their own. encroach upon you too
closely. Even in the highest circles
people are apt to lose their heails, to
say nothing of their hearts, when
massed in large numbers, as witness
the frays that are reported to take
place among the fair "gentlewomen"
who attend the queen's drawing room.
Of course, every one Is aware that
under the name of "tea" we often
drink a lieverase which has noacqnalnt
ance with .he real leaf. But there are
several "tens" which are not fraudul
ent manufactures, though they are not
made of the leaves.
In Mauritius, for Instance, they
make tea of the leaves of an orchid.
In Peru they drink mate, a ten made
from a native species of holly. The
Abysslulans make a tea from the
leaves of the eat ha edulis. which has
such stimulating qualities that eten
a leaf or two of It chewed has all the
reviving effects of "the cup that
cheers," and thus Is most valuable to
travelers. The Tasuutnlans are said
to lie the happy possessors of no less
than a tiu! 1 mMMM for ten:
while the Tonkincse have teas of
their own made of berries, leave*,
woods aud tiark of tives. In Sumatra
coffee leaves are Infused In the ten
pot, aud ' lit result Is said ta be na