Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, August 10, 1899, Image 1

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    VOL- xxxvi
El l Lg e?
Have just returned from the Eastern markets where I placed my
orders for fall and winter boots and shoes, and while there I was
offered some shoes which they had on hands at a big bargain.
I bought these goods and this stock together with balance oi
our summer shoes and slippers go on sale at once at
Visit our stock during this sale fur we are offering some great
Men's fine Vici-kid, hand sewed shoes regular price $3.50
reduced to $2.50
M en's fine Vici-kid shoes latest styles regular price $3.00
reduced to $2.00
Ladies" fine Dongola har.d turned shoes reduced to $2.00
M isses' fine Dongola lace shoes at 90c
Children's fine Dongola shoes at 50c
Infants' fine shoes at 20c
Men's 3 sole box toe lace shoes at slls
Men's every-day shoes at 90c
Boy's solid working shoes at 50c
Boy's fine dress shoes at 90c
Men's fine Satin ca'f dress shoes at 95c
Ladies' Kangaroo-calf shoes at 75c
All Tan Shoes and Slippers f stock of
It To be closed out at % % SOROSIS SHOES:';.
£ HALF-PRICE. * lln all the NEW STYLES
He % WW-): %%zx. % %%%%%%
128 South riain Street,
Butler, Pa.
Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman.
We'll offer until all are sold 1 lot of fine Dimities, Organdies,
> Lawns and Corded Effects at 5 cents per yard, former price 15c.
k 1 lot finer grade Dimities, Organdies, Fine Corded Plaid Lawns,
and French Organdie* and Swisses at He. and ir>c, the former
» price was aoc and 25c. Balance of Summer Millinery, Shirt
■! Waists, Linen and White P. K. Skirts and Summer Ribbed Vests
' at less price than we have offered during our clearance sale. I
********JMHMelot Children's Wash Dresses at half price.
I'.lsck Crepotis, this fall's newest importations—
handsomest line we have ever shown the
prices are 75c, SI.OO, <1.25, si.so and up to si.oo.
New Pall Suitings, such as home spuns 111 the
fashionable Greys, Tans. Blues and Browns. New
Vail l'lsiid fr»4 ritfti Clmtr* t»> irtrtxtrtt T *JT jiTtTft
Suits and Separate Skirts. New 27-inch Pino ,
Black Satin Duchess at 98c, .value $1.25 Black
Satin Duchess at 75c, value f r.oo. r lot Misses'
Pine Ribbed Lisle Thread Hosiery, sizes 5 to 9>2,
at 19c, the regular 25c kind. It is early to mention
Fall Goods. We have them. If contemplating a
late vacation or going away to school, we can fit
you out in all the New Pall and Winter Materials.
\ : |
I 1 That the dread house cleaning is over the next A
{ > and more important work is picking a new carpet i %
( > To pick a carpet in our well stocked carpet rooms \ \
I We have the famous Hartford Axminister, Wilton > L
j . Velvets, Body and Tapestry Brussels and Ingrains . f
, in all the up-to-date patterns, only, and prices 1
that will astonish you. Then our China Mattings, T
' Floor and Table Oil Cloths, Linoleums, Rugs and
' * Art Squares, deserve ;i passing notice. Ask to
< > SI.OO Axminister Rugs,
' ' Neatest thing for the money ever shown in Butler at
J -J! ' .
j A/IRN I^2^
-■~ J t Won't buy clothing for the purpose of spend
-1 / II f" one 3 r * They desire to gel the b'est
/ /r \ I ](\ /\ possible results for the money expenrfeiL
I C \VI Y 1 Notclieap goods but goods as cheap as can
i \\ '-i VVI '— jn ,>e s " 1 ' 1 aD<l lna( ' e l "' projierly. Call and
! 'A "y 'j / e * atn ' no nIV stock of
\ 111 I'/ \\ ]"1 flight up to date, the latest styles, shades
] " 'Vl' ~ '"I anil colors that could lie bought. Call and
U J Ml 4V m} '/
j! '-- \\y< I Eits and WorkmanshiD
*' // il ! Guaranteed.
G. F. K6CK,
142 North Main Street, Butler, Pa
Diamonds, Watches, Clocks, Jewelery,
Silverware, Spectacles etc.
We* have'a large and well selected stock.
We Repair all Kinds of Watches.
If yo 1 have broken jewelery that you think l.eyond repairs
bring it to us and we will make it as good as new
"We take old gold and silver the same as cash allowing Ihe
hiiihcstjmarket price.
(22 S. Main St., Huller, P ; ,
Hundreds tell of the Change
Which they Have Felt.
The Time Comes for Butler Peo
ple to Tell What Has Been
Done for Them.
The time has come when people in
r | Bntler ftel the change. Many people in
j this city have given voluntary endors
ment of the great change they have felt
i 1 after usinj; Morrow's Kid-ne-o- ils.
Kid-nc-oids will cure a lame back, kid
r.ty backache, uricaxy and kidney dior
i ders, sleeplessness, restlessness and ner
vousness \Ve always like to give refer
ence as to the merits r>f Morrow's xCid-ne.
! oids, and t' is time refer you to Mr. D. A,
: Heck, Clothier 121 North Main street,
j »ho says:- For about a year I have had
1 symptoms of disordered kidneys. I had a
dull heavy pain in the small of my
ba<k just over (he kidneys, which wculd
| exend up my spine to my shoulders and
I sides. I was s > nervous 1 could net sleep.
I I took different kinds of kir.ney remedies,
1 bnt they did not prove effectual as Mor
row'.® Kid-ne-oids. After takiug Kid-ne
oids for a few days I notice<l a decided
change for the better, I will continue to
take Kid-ne-oids, for I believe they will
effect a permanent cure.
Morrow's Kid 11 e-oids are not pills, but
Yellow Tabletsand sell at fifty centsa
IK>X at all drusr stores and at Redickts it
G rohman s drug store.
Mailed on receipt of price. Manufac
tured by John M'llc,w & Co., Chemists
Springfield. Ohio.
Butler Savings Bank
Capital - - - £60,000.00 !
Surplus and Profits - $170,000.00 |
JOS. f, PUHVIS President
J. HKNRY TltOl; TMAN .. Viee-PreM-!. r,t
W'M. < VMPBKLL, Jr •*» i.iti !
LOU 18 B. HTK.'N leiier
DlßKirfdlis -Joseph 1,. urvls, J. Henry |
Tro':tman, W. I>. i>rar.'Joii, W. A. .Stein. J s.
< '.oiut.ell.
The (Sutler Savings Hank Is the Oldest I
Hanking Institution'. n Butler (!<<unty.
General banking business transacted.
We solicit accounts of ..II producers, mer
cliants, fanners and others.
All tusinrss entrusted to us will receive
prompt attention.
Interest paid on time /leuoslt.s.
Buller County National Bank,
l"i utter l\'n n ,
Capital p li I in - - ]Ji x>, 000.00
Surplus and Profits £ 130,703.95
Jos. Hartman, President; J. V. Ritts,
/ice President; C. A. Bailey. Cashier;
John (J. McMarlin, Ass't Cashier.
/ general banking business transacted.
Interest pal# 1 »»n tim#? deposits.
M#>u#',y Inane#! tin approved security.
We invite y#m to open an account with this
bank. •
I>l iCE('T _>US~ Hon. J#>s#*ph Hartman. Hon.
W. 9. Waldron, I)r. S. M. H#>over. If. M#'-
Sweeney, K. K. A brams, ('. I', <'#>lllns I. (i
Smith, Leslie V Hazlett, M. Fine«r m,
VV. If. Larkiri, Harry Heasley, Dr. W. <
M#;Can#Uens, lirn .tfassath. 1 V. Ifitt.F
Braun's Pharmacy :
r*nr C* r.*>A lluauuu. IU
I'ittsbur/, I'a,, 1., I). Telephone 2542.
Wholesale and Retail.
Importer ami Jobbc rof Drugs,
Chemicals, Perfumes, Soaps,
Biushes, f .lc
The only house west of New
York carrying a full line 01
Meyers' Grease, Paints and
theatrical goods.
Physicians' Prescriptions
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
Kngine Oils, Gasolein, Ben
zine, Paraffine Wax and
Address all mail orders to
W. F. Braun.
Rare Bargains!
We want I" dispose of our present
stock of 'O9 models, and in order to do it
quickly have rut the prices from sy>,
$35 and *4O to $22.50 and $25. These
are strictly high grade and up-to-date
bicycles, and cun'l be matched for price
and quality. Oon't miss this opportuni
ty to procure a good wheel for little
money. We sell sundries cheaocr than
and other house in town.
303 S. Main Street.
M k
m, put
US- 4 vA j
p. / >y :
ft's better to be in the lead than take
one's dust If you ride a Cleveland with
the Hall and Roller Bearings you will
have no trouble staying in the lead. We
know what constitutes a good bicycle,
and won't sell anything else. We have
new bicycles as low as $25.00 in Gents'
sizes; Children's sue for $20.00. Our
$25.00 wheel is a better wheel than is
advertised by Chicago bargain houses nt
that price. We have go'wl second-hand
wheels from SIO.OO to fis,c>o. We also
sell Cameras, (iraphophones and Sup
Jeweler and Optician l
Next to Court House.
fCopyright, 1569. by lhe Author ]
Together they 1 in the long
inue twilight ar; ld-\ They
.vere not very uU . . The path was
rorupostd i ' - and brickbats; the
ragged h< broken down in parts;
there vi" occasional patches on which
.yi :: tilings refused to grow. There
j \v,however, a shallow ditch running
bc.-i.Io th<- dilapidated he dge which c»n
--: tained an nns.;v. ry mud and there was
i piggery at th -end of the ditch. These
thin on a warm evening in June, sug
j gested the country.
They walk d side by side, as they al
! ways had done. The young man held
| the girl's hand. lie did not press it nor
lift it to his lips or go off into interjec
tions over it. he simply held it. She
! was quite accustomed to this assertion
if authority or submission, as yon will,
made no objection and did not with
draw her hand. He walked in silence.
Why should he desire to talk ? He just
liked to he with her. sometimes to look
s; ii' r. to let her talk as much as sho
lit: I, not even to follow her when sho
v.eiit off into dreams. For he wat 34
fnd a clerk in a big hon.se of Imsiuess,
and he lived all day in a world where
nothing happens—not even the unex
pected -except what is made to happen
by the wisdom and the contrivance of
th" partners. The world is so, to the
city man. He understands that he has
to get what ho can for himself; he has
to be foreseeing and farseeing; above
all he mnst never dream.
Therefore this young man looked for
ward to a life of low standards, though
this he would not admit to himself, to
H small income and thrifty ways. He
was a steady young man, who always
had a solid book going, in which he
read slowly and without the slightest
interest in the contents. He thought
that a course of reading in miscellane
ous subjects, none of which attracted
him, raised him to the level of those
who improve themselves. He was a
good looking young man, with regular
features and the appearance of respon
sibility. In fact, he had no vices and
felt no temptations, and was therefore
profopndly n n interesting
The girl, however, was quite unlike
him. She moved as if her feet were
spring.;, she walked as if she were danc
ing, she talked as if she were singing,
she laughed at her own thoughts like a
thrush. She was nearly as tall as her
companion, who was 5 feet 10 inches.
She was certainly not pretty, because
sho had not a single good feature in her
face, except, perhaps, hei eyes, which
were quick and bright, but she was at
tractive when she was animated, and
she generally was animated. Her dress
was quiet and in better taste, perhaps,
than was found with most of the young
ladies who went to the same suburban
church on Sunday and lived in the little
villas, jerry built, precarious, which
bravely faced the suburban gale on their
crumbling bricks, with sand for mortar
and laths for party walls.
Her name a ridiculous name, but in
th" matter of names people are so—was
Ariadne. The girl thought it a pretty
name and much finer than Muriel,
Gladys and Dorothy, names which deco
rate,] most of the girls she knew. Ariadne
—a poetical name. She knew nothing
of the story belonging to tho deserted
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wrote it down and looked at it as most
girls look in the glass. And. as Ariadne
does not go well with Samuel, which
was her lover's name, there was a se
cret understanding between them that
when they were alone he was to be
Cyril instead of Sam. Then without a
sense of the incongruous she could listen
to the voice of love.
"Cyril." she was saying, "there are
worlds upon worlds all round us, and
lu'io we know nothing afx>nt them. I'm
not discontented with my lot. but I
wish I could see some of them, some
times. "
"Yon wouldn't like them, Ariadne."
"How do yon know? Besides, I didn't
say I should like them. I want to see
them. I want to see the people that the
papers talk about."
''They are just like ourselves."
"No, they're not, dear boy. I know
better than that. They don't dress like
us, nor talk like us, nor live like lis. I
want to see the great ladies and tho fine
ladies, the artists and tho poets and the
actors" -
"It's no use without money. "
"I want the money too. I want to go
and live among them and be one of
them. Just for two or three years, Cy
ril, just, to understand what it is like,
and then to come back again to this
stupid old suburb, and the stupid old
people, and the stupid old"
"Sam," ho whispered, audaciously
pressing her hand.
"Cyril," she corrected him.
"And then we would be married,
wouldn't we? Perhaps I shall be draw
ing #l5O by that time, if I am lucky."
"Married? Oh, well, we would see
about that. Yon know, Cyril, I have
always told yon that I could never mar
ry a man whom I did not respect for
his intellect. He must be my superior,
otherwise I could not think of marrying
"Of course. " This young man knew
not the language of compliment, not
fven tin' commonest worrl in it, not the
declensions nor the conjugations. "Of
course I know that."
"Tn bo uro you <lo improve your
self. "
"I am now, Ariadne," hoassured her
proudly, "in tho heart of Humboldt's
It haw been jwinted ont that the au
thor in rifit called upon by the public,
he is not went for like tho lawyer and
tho physician. That in because he offers
himself unasked and in far greater num
bers than is wantud. Ho. while he stands
nji ror rare witn the rest, trie puouc
go ronnd and make their choice.
In the autumn of 1808 there were
produced, among other works of death
less interest. 400 novels, unnoticed at
first. With these appeared a story on
whose title page was the single name,
If you were to read that book now
yon would lay it down with a feeling
that it was a crude and early piece of
work, badly constructed, the dialogue
managed without skill and the story
naught. It is now five years since that
book was wrrtten, and"tho glamour has
quite gone out of it. The pages charm
Jin one. It is not asked for. You can
buy it fur next to nothing. It will soon
drop into the sixpenny box. Why, then,
one asks, was there HO «reat, s<> imme
diate, a run upon it,? The smart critic
set down tho fact to the bad taste of the
reading public; the man who under
stands that tin' bad taste of the public
never by an}' chance st'iids him after
. feeble writers took up the book to find
out for himself the reason of its popn
He read it through. The magic of the
book seized him; he forgot altogether
his pnrj in reading the hook; he for
got to ask why. and lie never stopped
until li" had reached the end Then he
laid it down with a High and left the
task of answering that oucHtion toanv-
I h«,<]v who chose K.vrv iniv>- and tlini
• such a appears. it succeeds. Tim
I .-lily . y.\ -lunation of its sncivss is that
it ]« -*s a mysK rions charui which
seize ti]. si the render and holds him
titrlit. even as the Ancient Mariner held
I the wedding guest.
i" ry year at least two, and general
' lv three, reputations in fiction are
made. The writer of "Ariadne" made
her reputation by thaj book. Nobody
I had ever heard her name. Nobody knew
anything about her at all. Bnt her
book, which had liegnn by creeping,
went on to rnn, to leap, to gallop
through the editions The publisher,
who had begun by being grnnipy, be
came first cheerful, then lieaming. He
had been overliearing at first, with the
take it or leave it manner which be
longs to one who confers a doubtful
benefit and incurs a jsissible loss. He
became kindly, friendly, affectionate,
even deferential. He gave a dinner
party one evening. The author of
"Ariadne" was the finest of the even
ing. Her name, it appeared, was Ari
adji" Aseott. She was still quite yoxing,
not more than two and twenty. She
was full of animation. She was new to
society and frankly owned her igno
ran< She could not talk of new books,
I bec:i.;.-e slh had read none; nor of
I poet- because she knew none, nor
of art. because -lie had hardly ever
sr. n any picture?. She accepted admi
ration, however, with evident joy. "It
is new to me," she said, "like every
thing else. Yon cannot tell me too of
ten how you like my poor little liook."
There was in her face, in her manner,
can ning yet not submissive, something
of the glamour of her book.
"I reviewed it in The Daily Train,"
said one of her admirers. "I fell to the
ground and worshiped it, as I should
worship the author. Miss Aseott. you
have made, believe me, the most bril
liant contribution to literature that we
have enjoyed for a whole generation."
"I suppose," he said to another man
at the club that nigbt, "that it is all
right about the boom of Ariadne. No
han key, eh? Because, you know, I have
"So have I. In this case it is all
right. I know the printer."
"She'll make a pot of money. "
"My dear fellow, nothing to what
she'll make by her second book. I hear
they are wiring across the Atlantic to
secure her at. any price. Man, she's an
heiri .-s. She lives at the Langham, got
three rooms and a maid and is spending
the money as fast as she makes it."
Thus, you see, heaven does some
times hear our prayers. Ariadne desired
I to see these worlds. Her desire was
Sunday afternoon. Ariadne's room
was crowded with callers. Sho was
standing in the midst of a circle, the
room was filled with laughter and whis
pers and the buzz of conversation. Sud
denly. as she looked round, she flushed
scarlet. In the doorway stood, awk
y /'
In the tloorwty tUtod. awkward, crit
burraxHCd, her lover.
ward, embarrassed, her lover, Samuel,
alias Cyril. She stepped across the
room. "Cyril, " she said, "this is vory
good of you. Come in and wait till the
people are gone and we will talk. "
He obeyed, lie stood in the room un
noticed. He watched the girl trans
formed. Was that Ariadne, his own
Ariadne, this vision of Moating lace and
white silk, holding her own, an equal,
among these fine ladies and these men
whose faces were not like the faces of
the counting house ?
Presently the peopje began to go
away. Thny all had somethineg to say
as tbey went.
It was her editor. "Mius Aseott. we
are longing to Isigin the new story."
It was a lady whoso name was known
everywhere. "Dear Ariadne, you must
take the chair at the dinner of women ;
that is agreed."
It was the critic. He was the last.
He whispered, "And the answer—when
will yon give me an answer?"
"I don't know, indeed. When my
new stery is out. You must wait till
"But—if I may only hope"—
"We can all hope. Good by."
The critic retired.
When they were all gone, Samuel
stepped forward. "Oh." he said, "if
yon knew how dull it is at home I Are
yon never coming back, Ariadne?"
"Why should I?" she replied cruelly.
"Look round you, Samuel" -she called
him Samuel, and it sank into his heart.
"Yon see all these people—they are the
leaders iu literature and art. Should I
give up their friendship? What have
yon to offer me in return?"
"Nothing," the jMior young man
groaned. "Nothing, and yet"
"Cyril," relenting at sight of his
pitiful face, "I told you that I could
never marry a man whose intellect was
not greater than my own. You see what
I have achieved —a Ixiok that all the
world is reading. What intellectual ef
fort can you shejw beside that, great vic
"I am still.' he said, "in the midst
of Humboldt's "Cosmos.' "
In the Rinoking room of the clnb
"I hear," said one, "that the new
story of the Ariadne woman is a frost
dead frost. There's a shameless puff of
it in The Lamppost, but of courso"—
"Of course."
"Nobody buys it, nobody reads it.
She's dono for."
"I wonder she didn't marry. She
talks well and gets np well. They say
she isn't, quite—bnt I don't know. At
one timo they said that you"
"Well, a good many, I dare say, at
first, when we all went down and wor
shiped her fust rubbish, were attracted
As for me. I had a chance of reading
the proof of the second book. I with
drew from the running." This was the
critic who had pressed for an answer
"I saw that the writer had nothing left
in her. Up like a rocket, you know
one blaze of light—then down again,
"I'm sorrv."
"I ih n't sco why yon should l«e. Hhe
had her run, iho was accepted for a
genius, she went every wle re, she s got
a splendid time to remember."
Ariadne stood once more in the old
familiar side road leading off the main
road of the cheap suburb. The little
! gar.'; us in front of the houses were
. filled with laburnum, lilac and lime
trees. The time w.is June; the air was
; fragvant th leaves were fresh aud
green; the place locked pretty. The
! sweet breath of spring banished tin- as
| sociatii of poverty and dullness and
j monotony and hid the stuccoed fronts.
"Aiiont this time," said Ariadne,
, "Cyril should l>e coming home." In
fact, at that moment he turned out of
! the main road. He was walking heavily,
with < y cast down. When in the
j sweet spring season his mind lightly
! turned to thoughts of love, the vision
j of tin lost Ariadne returned and sad
] d- lied him.
Ariadne stepped out into the road
j aud met him.
"Yon? Ariadne?" he started.
"1 told you," sho said, "three years
ago that I wanted Jo go away and see
i those other worlds and then come
I back."
"Ariadne!" Ho hardly understood
I that she was with him once more.
"Both prayers,"she said, "have been
i granted. I have lived among tha other
p. ' pie. 1 am deserted and forsaken. So
I have corny back.
"1 have come back," she said, "to a
man whoso intellect I resjK'ct above my
"Oh, but you uro a great author!"
"I wrote one book that everybody
praised, another that everybody abused,
and a third that nobody will look at.
They are ail three dead and buried and
forgotten. On the other hand, you are
"Still iu IlnmlNildt's 'Cosmos,' Ari
j adue.
"He is an author who is abiding—
satisiying. They don't forsake their
Humboldt. They don't call him a sky
rocki t. I have come back to read with
vou, Cyril, Humboldt's 'Cosmos.' "
fCopyrisht. ISO, by the Author.] I
If a man finds himself enduring a '
n»,-.ht journey on an American railway
train, there are two or three things lio
may do to make life worth liv i'-ig- If,
li has *'.> to spare, with 25 cents extra
for the porter in the morning, lie may
enrich th" Pullman company to the ex
tent of the and thus get a berth in
the sleeping car. This is a good way to
spend $'J, and if you are on a line where
train robbers are epidemic yon are just,
that much ahead, for what the company
gets yon may depend the train robbers
rcvi r see, and so you have the comfort
of the berth and the satisfaction of
knowing that your money has been di
vided between two sets of plunderers.
Of the two I like the company the bet
ter. for it certainly gives yi.n something
for the money, while the others give
you nothing bnt baU language, with per
haps an ounce of lead thrown in.
If you haven't theto spare, there
ore still three things left for yon to do.
Yon may sit bolt upright in yonr seat,
or you may turn the back of the oppo
site seat over and stretch your weary '
legs across the chasm, or you may try
to lie down on one seat, which you will j ]
short of, cash. Entering a smoking car
at night on a throngh express you will
find men in all these three attitudes,
doing the best they can with the weary
hours that are ahead of them until day
light breaks.
The smoking car on the nightexpress
of the Texas, Belmont and Crucifer
Ait line was well filled with men of all
descriptions, most of whom were en
deavoring to get some sleep in one or
other of the three attitudes above al
luded to. There was only one sleeping
car on the train at the rear. In front
of that came two ordinary cars, then
the smoker, the luggage car, the car of
the American Express company, and in
front of all the engine. On the train
were two very anxious men, and they
sat on camp stools m ar the big safe in
the express car, fully armed, knowing
that in that safe were gold packages
amounting to over $200,000 moving
east from California. These two men
at least made no attempt to sleep, but
listened without saying much to the
express grinding on throngh the night,
the whistles of the engine breaking
throngh the continuous roar with an
occasional long toot followed by two
short ones. It was now midnight, and
in two hours the train would reach
Belmont. After that the two gnards of
the safe would feel easier in their
minds. They were at present going
thri ugh a wild country where anything
might happen, although they hoped
that the secret of the safe had been
well kept It is astonishing how news
leaks ont and how qnic.kly it travels
when large sums of money are being
transported across the plains.
In tho forward enil of tho smoking
car four bearded men sat opposite each
other playing euchre. They WITH rough
looking citizens, who have been
cowboys or anything else. Tho conduct
or looked askance at them an ho col
lected the money for their rkle, for
none of them had tickets, but they paid
their fares without trouble, and that in
itself wan a IXMHI, for the conductor ex
ported HI line dispute from tho look of
them. Three others had come on at the
next station and were JIOW watching
the game There were a few more pas
sengers in the air who might have been
suspected of belonging to the same
gang, if gang it was, l»nt no sign of
recognition (Missed l>etwoen the card
players and the others, who were appar
ently trying to get acme sleep,
"I don't half like tho looks of that
crowd." said the conductor to the brake
man. after h<> had collected the tickets
and the fares.
"What's the matter with them?" ask
ed the brakeman, who was chewing to
bacco, taking a bite from a black plug
as hq spike. "They seem (juiet
enough." Tho brakeman appeared to be
himself about as rough a customer an
any of the card players, and so perhaps
had a feeling of comradeship for them.
"That's just it. They're too darned
<|uiet." replied the conductor. "If they
were real cowboys, playing a real game,
there would have been a row liefore this,
sure. That tall, black whiskered man's
been looking at his watch a good deal
lately.and 'a been trying to peek through
the window 'sif he wanted to know just
where w were. I don't like the look of
"Think they're going to hold ns up'i"
inquired the brakeman. with a trace of
anxiety in his voice.
"I shouldn't lie a bit surprised."
"Why. tie re ain't s."i" on the whole
train, is there? How many jieople in
tho (deojM-r ?"
"Not more'ii half H dozen. HUH. there
may hi some rich cuss on board we
don't know anything about. These
chaps may bo on to him. "
"Well." drawled the brakeman. with
some deliberation, "IgivetheT.. 11. and
(J. company n dice that when the firing
begins 1 crawl under a seat I don't
take no lead in mine for ♦35 a niontt-
The conductor nude no reply to this
heroic declaration, for at that moment
I tin- »-ngin«' gave a long whistle and
i throngh the entire train ran the shud
der of tin' quickly applied airbrake.
■ Th two trainmen hurried to the <>nt
i . side platform, and t he conductor, hang
i ing oil by the iron stanchion r<-ds, lean
ed forward, peering along the side of the
slowing train, and saw in the darkness
far ahead down the line the waving of
a red lantern the signal of danger.
When the train came to a standstill,
there appeared on each side of the en
gin ■ shadowy forms that seemed to
have risen from the black earth. In re
-■ iir to a enrt command the engineer
and stoker fireman threw up their
hands and remained in that ptisitinn,
standing out readily against the glare
of theengin- flr, . A masked man with
a sffv- n shooter in his hand entered
en h door < f th" smoker, and instantly
in jst of th' now wide awake passengers
.got under th" seats: not all of them,
however. The tall, black bearded man
who had been one of th" card players
ros" hastily to his ft*et, letting the bits
of pasteboard flutter unheeded to the
I floor. He cursed loudly and energetical
j ly. using the most fearful language
! with a dexterity and ease that instantly
j commanded the respectful admiration
I of the masked men at each end of the
j car. who both paid him the immediate
■ compliment of turning the muzzles of
their weapons npon him
"Throw up your hands!" they cried
"Throw up nothing!" cried the man
in a tone of the utmost contempt, al
though lie forbore to make any motion
that mi' ht indicate lie p< sse.-sed a gun
himself. "Do you know who you're
chinning? I'm Steve Mauuies!"
"The devil you are!" cried one of
the masked men. lowering the point of
his revolver.
"Same thing," replied Steve, who
was justly proud of his well earned
"Do you know who you're chtnnlngT"
reputation, lieing known far and wide
as the most industrious and capable
train robber in all Texas, a quick firing
and straight shooting, ruthless desper
ado, afraid of nothing, least of all the
"Who's running this show?" de
manded Mannies. "Who's your boss?"
"We're Captain Snike's gang." re
plied the other, with deference.
"I might 'a' known it," crii-d Steve,
with unconcealed derision. "It's just
The masked man made no attempt
to stop Steve and his followers as they
poured out of the car into the stir
rounding darkness.
"What are you about there?" yelled
a voice from near the engine. "Don't
let these men leave the car. "
"It's Steve Mauuies and his lioyel"
shouted back the masked man in ex
Although the surprised Captain Snike
merely mentioned the lower regions,
there was a tremor in his voice which
showed that the unexpected meeting
with so noted a man as Steve was not
one of unalloyed pleasure.
"See here, captain," roared the an
gry desperado, "what's the meaning of
this? What are yon doing on my terri
tory? Can't I take care of these here
trains, or has there been any complaint
on the part of the T.. II and C. com
pany that I'm not looking after them
close enough? What in thunder's the
reason of your Ix-ing out so late at nlglit
anyhow? Some of you boys'll catch cold
first thing you know."
"Why, hang it, Steve, " said the cap
tain in tones of ajiology, "I didn't
know you were in this locality at all
You see, nobody's heard from you for a
month, and we thought perhaps you
had struck for Californy. We did, sure
But 1 11 tell you what we'll do— we'll
divide square and fair."
"Divide nothing!" cried Steve. "The
train's mine, and you've no business
here al all Still, there's nothing mean
about me, and 1 like to encourage atna
toors. If you want, the passenger*, yon
kin have em Yon go through 'em and
then git.
"We don't want no passengers —not
tonight we don't. " demurred the cap
tain. "We got news from Frisco and
thought nobody else was on to it. We're
after the safe, and that's what's the
matter with this crowd."
"Will. I'd like to oblige yon, but
that safe's mine. We bail news from
Frisco b>o. Did you think we were off
on our vacation?"
"Won't you flivido?" appealed the
captain "Ther<» ought to lie enough tt
go round.'
"Nary a divide," said Store deter
minedly. "Tho safe's ours and has been
ever niii<»- wo got "" tlio express. We've
Hut dynamite in a hag to blow lu r open,
and wo'd 'a' been through and away by
this time if you hadn't chipis-d into tho
game when yon weren't wanted."
At thin juncture one of tho express
messengers with a genius for doing the
right tiling at the psychological mo
ment fired at Hteve, dimly wen through
the radiance frj tin the ear windows, and
missed hini, of course. l>nt. winged one
of the gang who stood near, who in
stantly whipped ont his gun with an
oath and blazed away in the direction
the shot came from. Each side thonght
the other had broken the underwood
truce and had tired firnt. Both gang#
had been oti the alert for that very
thing, and every man had his linger on a
trigger In two seconds the biggest
light that part of Texas had ever seen
was en. and the black darkness was tit
fully spotted with the crimson spitting
of revolvers. Cries of rage and pain
showed that some nt least of the bullets
were finding their billets
The conductor, crouching along tho
offside of the traiu. stole up to the en
gi ne and nald in a hoarno whisper to the
driver, who still da/.ed with hi*
hands on his hi ad
"For God's sake, John, pull out
"Ain't they vering mot" asked th»
frightened engineer in it trembling
"No; you're all safe. They're light
ing like cats and dogs (Set a move on
"Hat the track's bound to l>e torn up
"We'll hav» t .il l that, John Anj
thing's lietter than thin, l'nll yourself
I together ami tlap • n all the-team Mm- :
I aland. —.• -1 tut* conductor ilialiiut
, beside Ibr rßgiaivr.
i The gave three stentorian
. puffs. <mi long that b..th londnrkir ud
' engine. r treuil>l«d with apprehension
j If— t the -onii ! Would W bmnt by the
j combatants above the r-.ar •<( the fnstl
Wp: then the tram glided aimust noise
j le—ly away into the dtrkaiiM.
When the firing slackened off a Int.
the voice i f Captain Snike from t*hinil
a bash made itself beard.
•*Pnt nj> vonr guns'" b»> yelled
"W lat - the nn- of tbi.- m 1 Home
body will yet hurt with all this cart Wa
ne-- Stop your jiack of f... 1.-. rtfc-vr - "
"Stop yunrsri ared Steve "'Yon
began it. yon lunkhead."
"We didn t. Yon fired first "
"You're s liar'" cri 1 the thoroughly
esa-j - rat. <1 Sti vi' "One of your men
j tired at uie and bit Bill Simmons I
never see snch foolish shooting in my
life before. You fellows couldn't bit the
Nevada mountain*.
"You're nut ranch better. Well.
Steve. - ms ir * von. we'll go thrunjih
the paes. tigers while you blow np the
safe. '
In answer to this there was n torrent
. f ; li.niiy fr. ni St.-v.- that start!, il
Nth gang- with itsc< mprehensive terse
ii The smoke had now purtially
ekared away. Steve stood between the
rails I.n L-iiik' eastward at the two rear
ligli's winking maliciously at bira a
mil.' off.
"Well. lin jiggered ' said Stev.
more in Borrow than in anger, hi* *t<* k
of cialedietiou running dry wb*n a
r aii- .itioii ..f the joke fate had played
n[x>n him lieeame more and more ap
parent. "Whil • onr love feast was go
ing ou. blow me if tbese tenderfeet
didn't sti 1 our train with niv dyna
mite on 1 «rd! This in what eolntw «•#
yonr interf< r< nee. captain There goes
nearly a quarter of a million of good
soui.d motley t<> some bloated capitalist
in the ea-t who had no more right to it
than you bad. ami between the two of
yon I'm robited of my own. Hang me
if 1 il. n't turn farmer ami take np lfto
acres of land to grow tnrnips on'"
Tin- Streets ml lilbraltnr.
In (Gibraltar fans old and new. silk
aoil lnei-s, are the princi|ml staples of
the native trade. Streets are thronged
with Spanish. Kngliah. Kast Indians
and Mi wi s Follow these last across the
narrow -trait to their homes, and yon
are in u diff.-rent world. From Gibral
tar toT n-'i' r taken yon Iwck centuries.
But tin centuries do meet in Tangier,
where Europeans jostle orientals, and
the scarlet uniform of Tommy Atkins
appears amid a group of All Baba and
the Forty Thieves, whose profession
flourishes as of yore.
The tit-t sound that smote th«' ear of
our traveler from this juirt of the world
was the strain of a hand organ grind
iu-T "Swr' i Marie." ami only a step be
yond a performance by native mu
rticiauM carried one into the very heart
of Africa. The tish in the markets of
Al;.ci» rf make one think of the iishea
which the princem fried in "Arabian
Nights. Such gorgeous colon were
never *e» n. nor Mich queer H-wortincnt
of remarkalile creatures. Their gold and
silver scales and their rainbow hnes
light up the dark old arches <:f the mar
ket places, and literally all'* tish that
wines to the net of the Algerian fisher
man. Limpets, snails, mussels, bant
shoe cralie, loadtish. sea anemone* in
fact all things that come from salt wa
ter—are bought and eaten, principally
—— rritn & XVW
The French cannot cok>ni»e. ami they
know it Their imputation W, to pat it
moderately, stagnant In V( years' time
the laws of natnre will have reduced
them to the rank of a ws-ond rate jlow
er. unless they meanwhile adopt and act
upon the device. "Liberie, Egalite, Ma
ternite." Meanwhile they have not a
surplus population to lie empkiyed in
colonization Their coloolm are not
even self supporting l,eaving oat Al
geria. they cost the republic 104),OOO.-
6(M> franca a year.
And concerning Algeria. one of the
few Frenchmen who regard these quee
t ions in the light of plain facts, O. Oar
reau. writing in the Hiecle a few days
agi . makts the painful confeaeion
"During well nigh years we have
failed to make Algeria pay Have we
even striven to make it? Daring *©
years we have been pursuing Ahrnadon
or Hamory. What have we duns with
the .Sudan ? We have contribated to
depopulate it. we have made waste, di
rectly or indirectly, immense territories,
on which a rich population formerly
lived; we have extended the deaert in
stead of reclaiming it 1 *ir soldiers
have labored no well that they anccem
fully thwarted all useful beginning*
and'blocked the road to the pioneer* of
our commerce."—Contemporary Re
I'lnclnn » I'nrt.
Tennyson was a icrmt admirer of
Joaquin Miller's verse One day he
wrote Miller a letter inclosing his latest
Miller U» k the photograph and then
surveyed the crowded walla of his cabin
for a convenient space for it.
Then he skirmished around until he
found a rusty nail ami a sledge hammer
"What are yon going to dot" some
one asked
• Why," replied the p.*-t. "Tennyaoii
Jim sent me his picture and I'm going
to nail it to the wall alongside Hrown-
Ing'al" Atlanta Conatitntiro
lie Who Vlnut He Obeyed.
'"Hut after you Iwd knocked down th*
two or three policemen who had cor
nered you, and could have escaped l>y
running form the tlat you were trying
to rob." Inquired the maßlatrate. lwnt
ou getting at the facta In tie caae,
"how did It happen that you surren
dered HO tamely to thla undcmlzed of
fleer In cltlzeu'a clothe*7'
"I thought he waa the janitor." said
the captured burglar Chicago Trlle
"1 don't *<-e what we want with all
those little Islands." said one Herman
"You Jii-t wult," answered the other.
"I'onlblj there will la* an earthquake
one of then* days which will push
some territory to tin- surface tliat I*
really worth building a town on.**—
Washington Star.
<•% rrrallniNl
Father What la the meaning of that
black eye, my son?
Johnny oh. that's merely a mark of
esteem, father.
Father How so?
Johnny I esteemed myself a better
boxer than Tommy J ones. Chicago
At lf«-r '••-••••••■ I \\ • *l«l 1 »»*i.
"And ■> she |K.isoiie«l her htislmnd'
Ah h ill sin* do It? Mhe I- so
rweet looking and *o beantlfol."
"That's just the nnwm She fcm-v.
she would have a elneli with the Jury."
Chicago I imes Herald.
11l lll.mlxiKlnir
"I don't value success In life as high
ly as I n««sl to"
"Why not I"
"After people have won fame th« y
have noflilt.it to look forward to."
Chicago Record.
No. 31
One W oranat V» ka DM Know Thai
I Few* Had < mh.
I Uw iH t: uildat of the peace jubl
i 1-- and trio • ',i.»r was the busiest In
• diiid ai tou u '.-;t the v .sltor go( in
t. «;~at »a.. worse. SAt
«1 v,n .is;.; ,t»„f ..ther signs of re-
L ail ig, • otii* of whk-b the editor en
"I.St ;isv «.„• -aid the visitor of his
own * . lUuu. "I«nt e;«i t 1 ask jruu an
liu[«.( tai<t i| notion?"
Wt at K ?( : respotuW the editor.
»it bout looking iiji front bis work.
e:..rh I- always a sicn that aaytM»ly
ought t.» understand.
" Viri t t!. * a j>eacv jubilee we're hav
fug in thl* tmnf
"If certainly I*."
a i««e Jubilee is a celebration
of |s«a.-e. ain't It?"
"And i «• means that war t» off.
don't It T"
"*>f course it >|oe«.'"
"And that the olive branch la Unng
ing lov.. a- .I that exerybody hi fnlliug
•tie very txMlj ehte'a utxk. and that «r very-
Isxly is 81.i,l the war ekNMft* hnve rolletl
by. an.) that ;;o<id fellow whip la now
prevailing everywhere, and that every
bosom throbs r%-»pooatve to the gentle
eo,» of the dore. antl that everybody 1.4
near) 113 white n!nr*. atul that there
w.wrt lie any more aerapa, and that ev
erybody is ktsaing an.l nuiking up; It
means that, don't ItT"
"Exactly." the editor,
plea-.-.! to .liscover *,> eompreheaalve a
knonhslxe from such an unsuspected
"1 tlMHUtbt so." sahl the visitor rising.
"I'll c«« hack home ami t«JI my witm
•bout It When I left there an hour
•ff«> I <lon't believe she knew It had
happened. Good morning!"* And the
visitor went out before the editor had
time to extend hia sympathy.—Wash
Ington Star.
Potat.i Hllnkt. Kartf »n4 !.»»».
There are two forms of potato blight,
or rust tbe early and the late Tber»
ia nsnally little difficulty in diatinKnish
ing between the two. Tha early blight
appears in June or July, the late in
J Angust Tbe early blight preaeata an
/ \
»v. V ;
aroncaor k V*lt a: !<;nr
mere.ua sharply outlined, dark brown
apota on the leaves The late blight
manifests itself us a progicyeiee wither
ing • Wdying of tbe leaves, spreada tiwtre
rapidly than tbe early, and usually pre
sents a r»adily seen white. woMliks
growth on the underside of the leasee.
Both di«ea«*s eft en appear together,
especially on late varieties, ffcith of
th<>se disraaes are spread by apt res.
The figure presented by riiil—ii Law
son of the New flainpshire statton in
~, 1.,,,, ianil HiwAai^alwpyi—P"g»»«
The sjs.res of tbe late blight are egg
Be|>eated experimenta have shown
that ln th thfse diaeasea way be profit
ally controlled by spraying with bor
deaux mixture
For early blight on early poUtuaa
Professor Lam*on a-iviaea toapray when
tbe vines ar»« about two-thirda grown
or as «. ..n as tbe di«eaa« makes its ap
pearance. Kejwat the spraying in ahont
two weeks
For both early and late blight on late
potatoea spray three times— the middle
of July, the Ist ..f Angnat and the mid
die of Anicuat
Svttlas «»•« Celrrr rtssM.
When settled, warm weather haa
come in May or June ami celery plants
have made a growth of five or six inche*
they should be set in the garden I»
will l«» of advantage at this time fc»
trim off thet.»psof the leaves and abont
one fifth at the mil .>f tbe main root
The ground must be thoroughly worked
and fertilixed with fine, rich cuopat
ctmtainiag chicken manure if practi-n
--hi" The plants are set in rows threw to
fonr feet apart and five to aix inches
apart in tbe row It is practically lm
p «»il>l»> to make the ground too rich,
and go*si stable manure aeems to be
most in favor for the purpose. As much
aa 2.U00 ponnda to the acre of a "high
grade, complete commercial fertiliser"
may be nted npoa the aoil alrandy enp
plied with atable manure The ardl moat
bt« kept moist, and if it ia not natumlly
so water must be turned on liberally
The aoil mnat b« looas both before and
after transplanting ami weeda kept
down industriously. Cultivation most
be especially careful until the oal»ry
has made a good atart after the flnal
"It was wonderful to aec that young
American latly "leading th» mob.
anld one I'arislan.
"What »as wonderful abont tt?"
"Why. tbe fact timt we conld under
aland her French."—' tVashington Star.
Mrrnrits al Twtt OIS luMUn.
"Your grandfather used to saw wood
for my grandfather."*
"Ves; I've heard him tell bow your
grandfather !*•«! him down on his
price and a half tbe time didn't pny
him." Chicago Record.
TOe r«tjr mt It.
" Ethel llow harmonious the color of
everything In this church Is!
Margaret Yea. excepting the aextou
Why doesn't he wear stained glessesT
llarlem IJfe.
lioiibitnt %!>»■• th* Ketka4.
It la Itardly |*>s*ible to cat tbe trust
to denth at a lamquet.—Memphis Gnm
nierclal Api«enL
A rkrsM.
"Johnson lias <|tilt playing poker. I
"Tea; he aald hia wife cried ahont it
ao that he gave It op."
"Ah: I ass- Came called on acvoyt
of rain."