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Have you Seen the Pretty Stales in Fine Foot
wear at s' c k e l's.
Our Fall Stocl< is all in and is Extremis targe.
Grandest Display of Fine Footwear Gver Shown.
A. E. Nettleton's Men's Tine Shoes.
All the atcst styles in fine Box-calf, l'atent-calf,
En imel ami Cordovan in medium or heavy soles. |
Sorosis--The New Shoe for Wowen.
Al. the i.uest styles—Dongola, Enamel, Patent-calf, i
Box calf. See our SOROSIS box-calf shoes for j
I.adi.s, high cut, ht-avy extended soles. Ju.->t the shoes !
f i this, time ot the year. Price $3.50 per pair.
High or low cut shoes in heavy Hox-ca.f,
- Oil grain. Kip or Kangaroo-calf.
Gokey's High Cut Copper Toe Shoes for Boys
Sizes 10 to 2, price $1.50 per pair
Sizes 3 to 6, price $1.75 per pair
Oil Men's Box Toe Boots and Shoes.
Also a full stock of Army Shoes. At all limes a full
stock of Sole Leather and Shoemakers Supplies Complete
stock of Ladies' and Children's Overgaiters and Leggins.
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[Clearance Sale jjj
Of Buggies. H
[n order to make room for Sleighs. I must W2
se out a lot of goods. I have k number of
plish Buggies and Surries which I will
lat a Great Sacrifice Buggies worth $75,
1 go at SSO; Buggies worth $65, go at $45. • J
Fine High Grade Trap worth S2OO. for $123. YA
ie Stylish hurries reduced from si?o to SIOO.
Nt which sold at $125 reduced to $75, WA
aetons which sold at $125 will go at $75.
lot of Horse and Cattle Eood, 2 lb packages WA
rth 25 cts. at 15 cts.; larger packages at same Lw
rate. Axle Grease 4 boxes for 10 cts. An W2
Hess variety of whips at the same cut rates.
p Robes worth $0 at $4. Horse Brushes at wj
ts. Horse Collars at 45 cts. Harness Snaps, T®
rich and less at 4 for a nickel. Come and Pj
my great selection ot Robes and Blankets. ft <fej
Thi ; sale to continue until Xovember i.st.
Jos. Rockenstein, hj
N. Main St, Butler, Pa. M
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AMENDMENT TO THF, CONSTITUTION
PROPOSED TO THE CITIZENS OF
THIS COMMONWEALTH FOR THEIR AP
PROVAL OK RE.IE< TION BV THE GEN
ERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE COMMON
WEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. PUB
LISHED BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY
OE THE COMMONWEALTH, IN PURSI
ANCE OF ARTICLE XVIII OF THE CON
A JOINT RESOLUTION.
Proposing an amendment to the Constitution
of the Commonwealth.
Section I. Be it resolved by the Senate and
House of Representatives of the Common
wealth in General Assembly met. That th«
following is proposed as amendments to the
Constitution of the Commonwealth of Penn
sylvania, in accordance with the provisions
of the eighteenth article thereof:
Amendment One of Article Eight, Section
Add at the end of the first paragraph of
said section, after the words "snail be entit
led to vote at :ill elections," the words "sub
ject however t.) such laws requiring and
regulating the registration of electors as the
General Assembly may enact," so that the
said section shall read as follows:
Section 1. Qualifications of Electors.
erf male eitisen t wenty-one years <>f age.
possessing the following qualifications. shall
be entitled to vote at ail elections. Subject
however to such laws requiring and regulat
ing the registration of electors as the Gen
eral Assembly maj enact:
He shall have been a citizen of the United
States at least one month.
He shall have resided in the State one year
(or if. having previously been a qualified
elector or native born citizen of the State,
he shall have removed therefrom and re
turned. within six months, immediately pre
ceding the election).
He shall have resided in the election dis
trict where lie *hali offor to vote at least two
months immediately preceding the election.
If twenty-two years of age and upwards,
he shall haye paid within two years a State
or county tax, which shall have been assessed
at least two months and paid at least one
month before the election.
Amendment Eleven to Article Eight, Section
Strike out from said section the words
"but no elector shall be deprived of the priv
ilege of voting by reason of his name not be
lng registered/' and add to said section tbe
following words, "but laws regulating and
requiring the registration of electors may be
enacted to apply to citiesonly. provided that
such laws he uniform for cities of the same
class.** *«> that the said section shall
read as follows:
Section 7. Uniformity of Election Laws.
All laws regulating t he holding of elections
| by the citizens or for the registration <>f
electors shall l>e uniform throughout the
State, but laws regulating and requiring the
registration of electors may be enacted to
apply to cities only, provided that such laws
b*« uniform for cities of same class.
A true copy of the Joint Resolution.
w u . <■ KI EST,
Secretary of the Commonwealth.
AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION
PROPOSED TO THE < ITIZENS OF
THIS COMMONWEALTH I ORTHEIR AP
PROVAL OR REJECTION BY THE GEN
ERAL A>>KM .»LY OF THE COMMON
WEALTH OF PENNSYLVANIA. PUB
LISHED BY ORDER OF THE SECRETARY
OF THE COMMONWEALTH IN PURSU
ANCE OF ARTICLE XVIII OF THE CON
A JOIST HBSOLUTION
Proposing an amendment to the <constitution
of the Commonwealth.
Section 1. Be it resolved by the Senate
and House of Representatives of the Com
monwealth of Pennsylvania In General As
sembly met. That the following is proposed
as an amendment to the Constitution of the
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in accord
ance with the provisions of the Eighteenth
strike out se< tion four of article eight, and
insert in place thereof, as follows:
Section 4. All elections i»y the citizens
shall l»e by ballot or by such other method
as may be prescribed by law: Provided,
That secrecy in voting bo preserved.
A true copy of the Joint Resolution.
W. W. GEFEST.
Secretary of the Commonwealth
NEW HOUSE. NEW FCJRNITUEB
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J. BROWN NIXON, / M 8 r ~-
BUTL *R, A
Opposite Court! Ho use.
Next Door to Park Theatre
Sunday Dinners A Specialty.
Meals 25 cts. Rooms 50 cts.
Regular Rates sl.
Local and I.onp Distance Phones.
Hotel Waver ly
South McKean Street,
J. W HAWORTH Prop'r.
Steam Heat aiul Electric Eight.
The most commodious oliice in the
Stabling in Connection.
The people to know Mi,-it the Find ley
Studio is making a specialty of copying
and enlarging, crayons and water ci»l< •.
for the Iloiliday trad-- will m sive
prompt attention. Don't give your
pictures to agents and take chances of
loosing them; have it done at home and
if it is not right we arc here to make it
right. Latest designs of frames in stock.
See our Cabinet Photos before ordering
Branches—Mars and Evans City.
A. L. FINDLEY,
1 P. O. H'd'g, Butler.
BUTLER PA., THURSDAY, NOVEMBER I, 1000
Wfc»t Wf.iM you do if I ihoald iri .T you rose*
Wh# gave you only lilies yesterday?
If I should leave my idle pretty play
Among my shaded sheltered lily closes
Aixi give you rost-s?
!f in an hour 1 cfianged girl to woman
And gave back your kisses, each for each.
And chose, instead of music, passionate speech?
Nay, but I will not, seeing Love's but human,
Unveil the woman.
I'll keep my mystery and keep my lover;
You who Lave hung with praise and cream my
Being mer? man. would find your praise half
If in my soul full measure, running over.
You saw my love for you—not flowers, but
—Frmi of the Morning," by Nora Hop
X A SLEEK, I
I SLiCK A\AN. j
t By C ;arl«s Li. Lzwis. t
V" >- ► A
Ou the 11. '■< of the Ocean
Queen as -iic i from M "
for Londo;: ca t'i.* S'.Sth of Aug'.: ;.
1881, wa f: name « ' .:a:»es Mclwiil,
au Englisir. . ;in<! t: re ever was
a sleeker. ...I:.er I: print I
have U'jt rend of him. He !.. iu't lb;?
sleek, slick way of n h;. .• al mis
sionary or in. .;t it r u way of
his own. He was a In S^ure
aud dress. He had the innocent face
of a child. He was su.it less and in
genuous. lie seemed to k::ow so little
of tl.e world that you wondered where
he had parsed his iX> years of life. He
wanted to make everybody's acquaint
ance and be friends with ali. You
couldn't bilp but set him dowu for a
good fellow just to look at hlin, aud
when you had listened to his droll sto
ries in the smoking room, his songs in
the cai;in and the fairy stories he told
the children you had to agree that he
was justly a favorite.
No one seemed to know Jimmy, as
he asked us to call him, beyond know
ing that he lived up the country on a
big horse farm and was worth half a
million dollars. It turned out that no
one really knew that, but had taken
his word for it. However, it was no
one's business to know him. He was
going back to England after a bride,
and all the ladies aboard agreed that
he was a good catch aud the girl was
In luck. Perhaps I got more out of
Mr. Melwll] than any other passenger.
It was more, and at the same time it
was less. In speaking of his horse
farm to me he had been foolish enough
to locate It. It was far distant from
Melbourne, and it was In an out of the
way place, but It so happened that I
had sheepberded and prospected all
over that range and knew his story to
be false. He saw by my looks that I
knew it to be so, and he at once
turned the conversation and refused
any further information. Women will
lie when there is no object, but men
generally plan to make a lie serve a
purpose. I tried to figure out why-
Jimmy should lie, but the best guess
I could make at it was that he wanted
to pass for a richer man than he was.
There was nothing bad about that, and
1 didn't permit the falsehood to open
any breach between us.
When we came to shake ourselves
down aboard, 1 noticed that there were
a let of rather tough looking men
among the steerage passengers. It
was explained that they were going to
the Cape to work on a new railroad.
As near as I could size them up they
were all colonials and men more used
to horses than picks and shovels. Your
true navvy, or day laborer, would have
sprawled In the shade and slept and
smoked and been content. I picked
out a dozen or more of the so called
workingmen who were nervous and
uneasy, and they often formed little
groups and seemed to hold much con
verse in whispers. This, however, was
only a trifling Incident. People on
shipboard have nothing to do but gos
sip and observe. A man who would not
walk ten steps on land to see a cap
tive eagle will sit for an hour and
watch the erratic flight of a gull. I
think the sleek Jimmy must have
caught me watching the steerage pas
sengers, for he took occasion one day
"There seems to be a fine lot of men
going out to the Cape with us?"
"As far as bone and muscle go," I re
"But it takes bone and muscle to
"Of course, but this Is the first time
I ever heard of Australians being ship
ped to the Cape for such work. Is
there any scnrcity of native help? I
can't Imagine one of those chaps over
yonder with his soft hands doing much
with pick and shovel."
"No, perhaps not," replied Jimmy in
an absent way as he looked at me
through half closed eyes.
Then lie extended his cigar ease, pro
posed a game of euchre, and the sub
ject was dropped. I don't claim that I
was suspicious of Jimmy or that I was
disturbed by the gang in the steerage.
On the contrary, I was perfectly easy
in my mind in all respects. I had read
In the Australian papers that the
Ocean Queen was carrying home more
than a million dollars in gold. In fact,
I had seen most of the boxes brought
aboard and taken down to the strong
room. All other passengers must have
been aware of the treasure, but there
was little or no talk about It. I think
the sleek, slick man was the only one
I he: p -ay anything about It. As we
sat smoking and yarning one day he
carelessly mentioned the treasure and
then wondered how much all the gold
and silver lost by shipwreck would
It Is a wide expanse of ocean be
tween the Cape and Australia, and at
the end of a week we had all settled
down into grooves and fallen Into a
monotonous routine. liarlyone i.iornlng
a sail was sighted dead ahead, and al
most as soon as she had been made out
it was seen that she l.ad a distress flag
flying. The news went over the ship,
and in a moment everybody was inter
ested and anxious. The ship iu dis
tress was a brig, and, so far as any of
us could make out, she was all right
alow and aloft. If she hadn't sprung
a leak, then it must IK? a case of fever
or mutiny, or perhaps she had run
short of water and provisions. Jimmy
stood beside me as we bore down on
the brig, and, although I twice asked
him what he thought about it. lie did
not seem to hear m•. I turned to look
al him as he closed his glass and found
a smile on his face.
"You don't think it a Joke, do you?"
I asked rather brusquely.
"Oh, no, no!" he i plitd. smiling and
chuckling at the same time. "No: it's
no joke. There will be no laughing
His tones were sarcastic, and for an
Instant there was a look of triumph in
his eyes. Then he turned away, and I
Rave the brlp my attention. We ran
down to within half a mile of her be
fore our engines were stopped. Only
three men were visible on her decks,
and she hadn't a boat In The
trio beckoned and motioned that we
should send a boat, and the captain
gave orders that one should be lowered
"It will bo a case of fever." he said,
"with all the officers and most of the
men down." and the surgeon was sent
<ifT with the boat, tyhich was In charge
of the second mate. Eight of our crew
were thus taken. The boat had pulled
haK the distance to the brig when we
had something nearer home to attract
attention. The sleek, slick little Jim
my suddenly held a cocked revolver
to the captain's ear and marched him
Into his stateroom. Fourteen of the
"railroad" men from the steerage, each
armed with a pistol and knife, sudden
ly appeared among us. and it wasn't
three minutes before the whole crowd
of us were in the cabin and a guard
over us. The engine room was taken
possession of at the same time, and
the Ocean Queen had been taken pos
session of without a shot being flred.
The brig was lying broadside to us.
She had two boats down on the far
side, with 15 men in each boat, and
as soon as they had paMed around and
captured cur yawl one boatload of the
rascals came aboard the Queen, and
the steamer was worked down along
side the brig. The sea was smooth,
and the fellows could lash the craft
together without fear of disaster.
We had been taken completely by
surprise and had no show. They had
the gold out and transferred within an
hour. It is to the credit of the rascally
gang to say that they were under good
control and insulted no one. After
the gold was disposed of they robbed
the ship of a lot of bedding and pro
visions. and at the last the sleek, slick
man came down Into the cabin to say
a few words. He was smiling and
good natured. He patted the children,
bowed to the ladies and waved his
hand to the men.
"My dear friends," ho said in that
soft, silky voice of his, "I hope that I
have given you no trouble. Rather let
me hope that you will look upon it as
an Incident to break the monotony of
the voyage. I do not wish to search
you one by one, like a footpad or a
bushranger, but will trust to your hon
esty to hand over your money and
Jewels. I have figured on about the
amount 1 should get. If I get it, no
one will be further disturbed. If I
don't get it, there will be room aboard
the brig for most of the ladies."
I gave up half my possessions, and I
presume the other passengers retained
a share as well, but the money, watch
es. ringß, brooches, etc.. laid on the
table before the pirate had a good
rouii': value and seemed to satisfy him.
He swept everything into a sack, bade
us a fond adieu aud within ten minutes
was Bailing away in the brig. The en
gines were disabled before they left,
and the crow of iho mate's beat was
sent back to t:s, tin i as no one had been
killed • <• were fain to think we had
come o!f fairly well. We lay rolling In
midocean for four days before the en
gineer*had made repairs, and by that
time the brig was several hundred
miles nway. Even had we known her
cours' and position, it would have
availed nothing. We made a slow run
for the remainder i f the voyage, and It
was three weeks before a man-of-war
stained out to look for the pirate craft.
It had been a Job put up In Australia,
and it had worked to perfection. It
may be that the brig returned to that
coast and landed and divided the swag,
but as she had a dozen different places
to choose from she had no fear of cap
ture. So far as I have been able to
learn she was never heard from, though
the search was kept up for a year or
more. There was enough plunder to
set each one up handsomely, and I
have always thought of Jimmy the
slick one as touring about in the finest
raiment, drinking the rarest wines and
making himself a favorite wherever he
stopped for a week.
[Copyright, 1900, by C. B. Lewis.]
Calamity Warded Off.
The ruler of a small German state
has discovered one way of warding off
the dire calamity which must result
from having 18 at a table. A Berlin
exchange is the authority for this
Ills serene highness is in the habit of
giving little dinners and parties, to
which only the social select are called.
At one of these exclusive affairs held
lately the prince ordered a cover to be
laid for Ilerr L„ one of his cabinet
Ilerr L. was a little late, and the rest
of the guests had arrived when he pre
sented himself at the door.
A superstitious baroness exclaimed
ns he entered: "Good gracious! There
are 13 of us!" ,
"Calm yourself, my dear baroness,"
said his serene highness. "Ilerr L. is
not one of us. He belongs to a burgher
raderewikl the Deceiver.
This Is how a Kansas newspaper
man criticised Paderewski:
"We heard the Polander Paderewski
play the piano in Convention hall. Kan
sas City. The fellow is deceitful. He
makes you think all the time he is go
ing to play a tune, but he never does.
He flirts all around a tunc, but never
touches It. His hair looks like a wig,
but it isn't. He deceives you in a hun
dred ways. He makes the sweetest
sounds you ever heard that were not a
tune. lie lias bis piano so trained that
the doggone thing will keep right on
playing when he is not touching it.
He reaches out slowly and strokes it,
drawing back his elbows like a man
brushing a girl's hair. You see the
moonlight, and you're there with your
girl, but somehow she doesn't love you.
You know the sorrow of that, and
that's why we don't like Paderewski.
We wouldn't go to hear him again, but
we wouldn't take SIOO for what wo
heard at Convention hall."
A Well DrrNnfd I*ntiper.
In all large cities there is a way ot
getting rid of undesirable persons by
means of giving them a "pauper's
pass" to some city to which they want
It seems that a lawyer who Is quite
well known about town and who, like
many other persons, Is not averse to
traveling on a free ticket hud made
several requests to a certain official for
a pass to New York. He had been re
fused a number of times, but with a
persistence worthy of a better cause he
continued to bore his official friend.
Finally he was supplied with the mag
ic pasteboard, and without looking at
It he went to the railroad station and
paid for his seat In the parlor car.
When the conductor came along, the
lawyer, who, by the ig a man of
rather imposing appearance, was read
ing a paper and with ,he nonchalance
supposed to be second nature to those
Who merer pay their carfare held out
his pass, never even dancing at the
conductor. That official took the pnss,
read it carefully, l<*,ked at the holder
of it and then exair,ined the pass again
with considerable care. The lawyer,
noticing that tin' Conductor seemed to
be giving the pass more than ordinary
attention, stared t,t the official with a
manner that Indicated that lie might at
least be a dlrectoi • and asked with con
siderable warintl/, "Anything the mat
ter with that pass! j"
r lhe conductor looked at his question
er in a qulzzlcaj way and then said
"No; the pass Is 'all rii;ht, but you are
certainly the bc w t dressed pauper I
•ver saw."— Transcript.
Up twilight wars the catilt «!ow]y
•Tis event id*.
Mid musk and l>a;*n of Uu»ky calm.
Through bordered where reset hide.
Where bobwhites call fcem meadows wide.
The faroff bells steal so#! and low,
Like fain.* tinkles come and gt>.
Then die in silence quite away
As slowly fades the waning day.
The gold hath paled from out the western
At pasture bars two ling'ring are.
When loit'ring kine make milking late.
Chicling for one will surely wait.
But one ne'er heeds when lovers' eyef
Gleam bright as stars in evening skiM
And jeweled moments fleeting are
When try sting at the pasture bar.
The mellow bells grow fainter, fainter stills
To think that bells at gloaming heard
Can bring from out forgotten ways.
Voices and forms from vanished days;
That dead regrets can rise again
With eld time lodging and its pain;
That 'twas I who lingered long ago
By pasture l»ars in twilight glow.
—Winfield L. Scott in Detroit Free Presi.
•»o 9 e a •*«*•*•*•*•*•*§
J1 up an. 1
A STORY OF WAS ?
& IK LA VENDEE. A
After the town was taken M. Henri
made our houselils headquarters. Those
who had escaped were chased to the
gates of N'iort. The Marselllais threw
down their arms in the streets and sur
rendered. The night advanced, still
they dragged the prisoners into our low
rafted room. M. Henri cried with vic
torious clemency, "Lower your arms
and you shall not be hurt." The repub
licans were disarmed and let go free. I
pointed out to the young chief the dan
ger of letting hundreds of rebels wan
der about the outskirts. Just when hi«
men were thinking of nothing but vic
tory and of going eoch his own way.
"You have some merciless enemies,"
I said. "A Marselllais lieutenant nam
ed ltipard has sworn that he would
kill you in the combat or murder you
after-ward on the first opportunity."
On the young chief's handsome face
there was a look of childlike astonish
ment at Ripard's hatred. His brow
clouded at my words, but he dismissed
the thought with a shake of the shoul
ders and gave the order to release the
rest of the prisoners.
"We must show them that we have
more humanity than they," he said.
He had scarce finished speaking
when there was a tumult outside, and
three Vendean soldiers dragged a rough
haired man into the room. He had
cruel, bloodshot eyes; his face was con
vulsed ■with rage and hatred.
"This rebel has been arrested, pistol
In hand," said one of the Vendeans.
"His life and liberty were given him.
lie made ofT, then turned and fired on
his liberators. We dragged his pistol
from him. Here It Is." And the man
placed the weapon upon the table.
"To the prison," ordered M. Henri,
and. turning to the man, he said, "Your
The prisoner grinned savagely. "Take
care. My name will alarm you. lam
I trembled. M. Henri looked at the
Marseillals and said quietly: "Well,
Ripard, you are free. Go!"
"No!" replied the man sullenly. "1
know that trick. I am unarmed. As
soon as I am outside I shall be shot
down by your soldiers."
"My. word is my oath. You shall not
go unarmed. Take your pistol." M.
Henri pointed to the pistol on the ta
The man Jeered. "Do you know that
It Is loaded?"
For answer M. Henri took the pistol
and held It out to Ripard. The prison
er snatched It from his hand, stuck it
in his belt and, looking at the young
chief with an evil eye, said sullenly:
"Where do you expect me to go? The
houses are full; there is no straw. The
country Is unsafe. If you are afraid
to keep me, kill me, for I am worn out.
I cannot drag another step."
"Soit!" said M. Henri. "We are no
longer fighting. There is a capitula
tion. If you do not know where to go,
you may stop here."
I trembled at the thought of harbor
ing so dangerous a guest and raised a
hundred objections. We had not even
a chair to spare.
"At least," said M. Henri, "he shall
share my room. The bed Is big enough
I was dumb with horror. There was
a painful silence, broken by M. Henri
begging me to take the torch and show
Ripard to his room. The man watched
us narrowly. A drop of blood hanging
from the corner of his eyelid rolled
down his cheek, leaving a ghastly stain
upon It. I walked first, showing the
way up the steps, but my heart beat
fast, and the torch trembled in my
hund, throwing weird shadows as we
went. Inside the corridor I opened the
sleeping room door and placed the light
upon the chimney. The grin on the
Marselllais' face froze my blood with
horror. I lingered, hoping to find a
chance of whispering to M. Henri to
disarm Ripard or, at any rate, to let
one of the men sleep In his room, but
he had forgotten about the pistol or
was obstinate in his idea, for he cut
me short, saying:
"Good night! A demaln. I am worn
Out with fatigue."
And to hasten my departure, he com
menced to unfasten his coat.
I went away In despair, leaving the
door ajar behind ine, but I heard M.
Henri bid Ilipard close It, Baying that
they would sleep more quietly. I trem
bled at the haste with which the man
obeyed, double locking the door be
hind him. In (he anguish that possessed
me I had a mind to cross the corridor
Upon which their room opened, to get a
ladder, and climbing up, to watch them
through the narrow oell de boeuf win
dow placed high In the wall, but my
courage failed. Still I could not aban
don our guest to the mercy of his
enemy. M. Henri's Vendean soldiers
shared my fears, but they dared not
disobey the command.
"When M. Heurl says a thing, he
means It," they said, but I persuaded
one of them to place his mattress
across the door, begging him to spend
the night there, ready to break in at
the first alarm. This done, I retired,
but I was still uneasy. Though I
threw myself dressed upon my bed, 1
could not sleep. An hour passed wear
ily by, then another; the suspense be
canto unbearable. t'liable longer to
suppress my fears, I took a laddei
from a lumber room at the end of the
corridor, placed it noiselessly under
the oell de boeuf window, climbed up
and looked Into the room. The light
was still burning, though the house
was plunged in silence.
M. Henri was lying on the side of the
b»*l nearest to the wall, and Itlpard,
having placed the light upon the table
near to the liecul of the bed, was stand
iug motionless lieslde it watching the
I could not see his expression, for his
back was toward me. He remained
thus some minutes, debating purlinps,
whether the serenity of those noble
features were not a ruse.
The young chief's shirt .was open.u*
the neck, showing a medallion attach
ed to a silver chain that reposed upon
his breast. His breathing was calin
aurt regular, his lips half open In a
smile that betokened a peaceful and
happy dream. Ripard's right hand was
half hidden in the shadow of the table.
1 could see that it held the pistol, his
linger upon the trigger. He seamed
to hesitate. Then raising his arm
slowly he aimed straight at the sleep
er's heart. I was petrified with hor
ror. My heart ceased to beat. A cry
of terror and anguish died nway in
iny throat. Still I watched, powerles?
to move, as In a dream. And M. Henri
slept on, smiling and breathing peace
fully. unconsciously offering his warm
breast to the cold muzzle that was
meuacln? him. In that awful moment
I felt the cold shiver of death upon me.
Ripard maintained his murderous aim,
still he did not fire. He sighed deeply,
his hand trembled. Then he lowered
the pistol with a furious movement,
turned aud stepped backward from the
bed. He was hideously pale, his eye
lids trembled. He shook his head,
placing his hands before his eyes as
though chasing some hideous vision
and noiselessly placed the pistol upon
the table. I waited no longer. I scram
bled down the ladder, stumbled to the
door of M. Henri's room, woke the
Vetidean snoring upon the mattress
aud in breathless haste bid him to
force the lock gently that the Marseil
lais should not hear. The soldier drew
a knife from his pocket, and, though
he handled it adroitly, the work was
long and difficult. At last the lock
gave. I flung the door open and stood
dumfoundtjd upon the threshold. Side
by side M. Henri and Ripard were
sleeping as children sleep, their breasts
rising and falling with the same regu
lar and peaceful movement and much
the same smile upon their lips.—Trans
lated From the French For St. Louis
The Harm Peaiantrr.
The Harz peasants are an honest,
thrifty lot, very independent and proud,
but also full of religious feeling, and a
book might be written on their beliefs
and customs. At funerals, births and
marriages every act is invested with
meaning, and a legend or proverb Is
quickly brought forward to combat
skeptical doubts. Godfathers and god
mothers to the number of 24 sometimes
accompany the baby to the baptismal
font, and little gifts are exchanged and
refreshments of sausages, cake, beer
and brandy are served before and after
the ceremony. The young girls wear
wreaths, from which they pick flowers
to give to the young godfathers, and
these In turn present them with an or
ange or lemon, which they carry In
their hands. They have a curious su
perstition that the child will die If It
receives the name of either parent, and
this is only done when they wish it to
be the last baby in the family. A grand
supper of chocolate, soup and roast
pork, with preserves, Is served after
the baptism, and the festivities end
with a dance. Everything begins and
ends with a dancs in the Harz moun
tains. and their balls begin at 4 o'clock
in the afternoon. —Catholic World.
Nhort Credit Man and the Bible.
A jeweler In lowa, writing a jobbing
house that questioned his credit, quot
ed, "What is not of faith is sin," con
veying the Inference that the jobbers
were sinners. The house replied,
"Faith without works is dead" and
"There Is none perfect—no, not one."
They are now sorry they replied In
kind, for this is what the next mall
brought: "See what Gen. vl, 9, says
about a perfect man. See what we are
told to do. Math, v, 48. Here is a good
thought, James ill, 2. Can we do it?
See Job vlll, 20. The trouble with peo
ple is this, Jer. xvll, 9. See what is
said in I Sam. xvi, 7. If it were not
for this, we would all be lost. Cannot
everybody be perfect If they would see
what Is said, I Cor. x, 13? Here were
two good people. They tried Luke 1,
13-16." Which shows that there are
jewelers in lowa whose time Is not en
tirely occupied with business cares.—
Jewelers' Circular Weekly.
James McNeill AVhistler was once
painting a portrait of a distinguished
novelist, who was extremely clever,
but also extremely ill favored. When
the portrait was finished, the sitter did
not seem satisfied with it.
"You don't seem to like it," Whistler
The sitter confessed that he did not
and said in self justification. "You
must admit that it is a bad work of
"Yes," Whistler replied, "but I think
you must admit that you are a bad
work of nature."—Argonaut
City Editor—Evidently you didn't get
a very close view of Nookash's summer
Reporter—Not very close. Why?
City Editor—You refer to it as "a
magnificent marble pile," whereas it's
a frame house.
Reporter—ls it? Just cross out "mar
ble," then, and Insert "wood."—Phila
An Idyl of the I.ale Heated Term.
"My heart," moaned Mildred Glen
dowe, wringing her hands, "Is like ice!"
Van Alstyne Van Brugh stared pre
cisely as If stung.
"Then, of course, I cannot ask you
to give me your heart!" he exclaimed
In a hollow voice.
For even love Is not blind to the great
price of Ice In summer.—Detroit Jour
His Hard Fate.
"Yes'm, I wuz drove away from home
when a mere child by the heartless cru
elty of me stepmother."
"Poor fellow! What did she do?"
"She Insisted on givln me a bath ev
ery Saturday night!" New York Jour
Why the I'araon Got Sardlnea.
Talk about grief of a real somber
hue. An Atchison woman had her
preacher Invited to a Sunday dinner,
and when she went to get the chickens
to kill them they had escaped, and the
stores were closed.—Atchison Globe. i
BISULPHIDE OF CARBON.
Xevr nnil lleeent t'aea—How to Inject
It Around Treea.
Carbon bisulphide is a liquid that va
porizes very rapidly when exposed to
the air. The vapor or fumes are explo
sive and very deadly to all animals, in
eluding man. Most plants are not in
jured when subjected to the fumes, but
if the liquid comes in contact with any
part of plants it often kills that portion
quickly. Hence it is usually safe to al
low only the fumes to come in contact
with the plant. Yet one of the most
successful methods of killing borers In
the trunk or large limbs of trees is to
inject a small quantity of the liquid in
to the burrow or tunnel of the borer
and plug the opening with putty or
hard soap. The liquid applied in this
way does not seem seriously to injure
the plant. The substance is used most
ly for fumigating stored grain, and
peas or beans infested with weevils
and other insects and many wood
chucks have succumbed to its deadly
fumes. In France large quantities of
the liquid have l>een Injected into the
soil in vineyards to check the ravages
of the phylloxera plant louse. Six
years ago we devised a practicable
USING BISULPHIDE OF CARBON,
method for applying the liquid to kill
such pests as the cabbage root maggot,
and our experiments indicated that It
was one of the best methods of fight
ing this serious cabbage pest, says M.
V. Slingerland In ltural New Yorker.
Recently fruit trees have been treat
ed with the liquid for the woolly aphis
and the peach trete borer. We were un
successful in our experiments against
the poach tree borer, and large quanti
ties of the liquid were used In Califor
nia in peach orchards with the result
that many borers are said to have been
killed, and some also killed hunureds
of their trees. In Missouri apple trees
were treated for the woolly aphis with
successful results when the liquid was
properly applied. It was found that
when the liquid was injected Into the
soli near the trunk or base of the tree
it usually killed the tree, but when in
jected away from the tree a foot or
two, taking care not to strike a main
or large root, that no Injury resulted to
Thus experiments show that If the
substance is Injected Into the soil so
that none of the liquid touches the
roots the fumes may penetrate all
through and around the roots and kill
all animal life In the soil without Injur
ing the roots. In the case of small
plants like cabbages, strawberries and
the like one should inject the liquid
In the manner shown in the figure, be
ginning several Inches away from the
base of the plant, making a slanting
hole extending underneath the root
system of the plant and arrange (with
the injector or by means of a tin tube
or funnel inserted in the hole) to apply
the liquid at the bottom of the hole.
Movable Fodder Rack.
A very good fodder rack for cattle Is
made either of poles or of lumber. A
plank will answer for the bottom of
the rock proper, and' the boards should
bo fhr enough apart to let the cattle
get the fodder freely from the rack.
HACK. FOH FODDXS.
The outside rack will catch the surplus
and stock will pick that over later on
when the supply runs short In the
rack. It is built on runners so It can
be moved l'rom place to place with a
team. The outside rack should be
made of heavy poles, as the reaching
of the cattle will break ordinary lum
At the approach of winter extracted
honey will candy or crystallize unless
kept In a temperature apove 80 de
grees, and even then with some kinds
of honey It Is difficult to prevent it
from candying. This is regarded by
most beekeepers as a test of Its purity.
Honey that has been adulterated with
glucose or other foreign matter as a
rule will not granulate or crystallize
when kept in a moderately cool place.
Honey that has granulated may be re
stored to its liquid form by placing the
bottle or jar in a pan and setting on
the kitchen stove or range. The pan
should be partly filled with water and
heated slowly until the honey is melt
ed. If melted gradually and only heat
ed enough to restore It to Its liquid
state, it does not injure or impair the
flavor in the least.—American Garden
flip Brardta of Filtering—How to
>1 nLi- lliirrcl or Unit Flltera.
Cider Is greatly Improved by filter
ing as soon as it comes from the mill.
The more perfectly the particles of;ap
pies are removed the better will be«the
cider and the vinegar to be made from
it. Filters of cloth with small meshes
are good and remove the larger parti
cles, but if the very best results are
wanted a charcoal filter Is necessary.
This > an bo quite easily made from an
ordinary cider or whisky barrel.
Remove one head and make of It a
false bottom two Inches above the oth
er head. On the false bottom nail
strips of hard wood. Between these
strips bore holes. Have a faucet near
the bottom of the barrel. Above the
false bottom place throe Inches of char
coal broken to the size of blrdshot, first
laying down a piece of coarse cloth.
On top of this charcoal put another
layer of cloth and four or five Inches of
clean, well waalied wheat or rye straw.
Above the straw put a circular, hard
wood grating with openings au Inch or
so square. Fasten this in place.
Turn water luto the barrel and keep
it running through until It issues en
tirely tasteless. When this Is accoin- I
pllshed, the filter Is ready for use. Of 1
course tln> filter will Income clogged,
when it must bo recharged. When
properly fllteri-d. the older will be free
from albuminous and mucilaginous
material and will keep much better
than when not treated.
In a small way a bag of heavy can
ton danuel may be bung over a tub
and the liquid filtered through this. By
lining this has with paper pulp the
openings in the cloth can be so com-'
pletely closed that nothing but the
pure liquid will get through, concludes
The most successful farmers we
know are those who are marketing the
most water. Id selling milk 87 per
cent is water and butter 79 per cent. If
It is pardon vegetables we are produc
ing, we soil in asparagus 49 per cent
water, cabbage 90 per cent, lettuce
93Vj per cent and potatoes 89 per cent.
Or if fruit is our surplus crop, apples
carry 8-1 per cent water, peaches 90
and strawberries 01. We do not know
of any way in which water can bo
utilized bettor than in big watermel
ons, and when a man can realize S2OO
or S3OO an acre on this crop he is
bound to make money if he pushes his
business. Grain eats up fertility very,
fast. When a crop is grown, even if
the surplus products on the farm are
fed and manure is saved, a grain farm
er must carefully fertilize his land if
he maintains its fertility. If any sort
of change is contemplated in farm
management, try and work In as much
water in the products as possible.—
Denver Field and Farm.
A Gorman journal describes the fol
lowing apparatus for uncapping honey:
A strong tin dish -20 Inches long, 12
Inches wide and 6 Inches high has rest
ing In It supported at proper distance
from bottom, a piece of wire cloth with
meshes five to the Inch. On this rests
a sort of roof of the same wire cloth,
the two sides of the roof allowing two
operators to uncap at the same time.
The slanting surface of the roof allows'
the combs to rest with little or no hold
ing. and all the honey that drips Is
caught in the pan below. Of course the
size could be varied according to the
size of combs used.
Dsrvntlng Sujrnr Beets.
By the first part of October sugar
beets are ready to harvest, the first
planting generally a few weeks earlier.
But as the beets increase In tonnage
mostly In September and the first part
of October the harvesting with full
force should not be started before the
middle of October, according to In
structions of one of the beet sugar com
two horse puller which loosens the
beets but leaves them In the ground.
After this the beets have to be pulled
by hand and topped with a corn knife
at the base of the bottom leaf and can
then be shipped to the factory or siloed
at the field and shipped later, after the
beet growers have finished their other
In all the earlier stages of growth of
corn the greater share of the protein Is
found in the leaves, and even when the
corn is ripe enough to cut but little
over half of It Is found In the ears.
This fact calls attention to the neces
sity of carefully housing and preserv
ing the fodder.
A good hop crop Is expected In west
ern New York, and satisfactory prices
everywhere, with a generally lighter
crop than last season.
The Long Island farmers now talk of
a return to raising beef cattle, which
years ago was a profitable occupation,
it Is believed that there will be good
profit In local stock raising for market,
and the farms will also be enriched.
A variety of tomato recently coming
Into note among Long Island truck
growers is the Quarter Century, which
Is on the order of the popular Acme.
Its vines are strong and stocky. The
fruit sets in large clusters and ripens
The Connecticut tobacco crop is call
ed the largest and best for years. An
experimental crop of Cuban tobacco la
reported as naturally spotted.
Aa to Squlnchly.
"Squlnchly seems to be a man of con
"lie is. lie always has a different!
hard luck story to tell when he comes
to me to borrow money." Chicago
Franchise grabbing is distinctly not
good form. A franchise should always
be taken deliberately between the
thumb and forefinger, with the little
finger extended. —Detroit Journal.
In the I'arlor Car.
"Look at that woman. She has been
lying down all day reading a novel of
"Well, maybe It isn't worth sitting
up to read."—Chicago Record.
To Core Inaoninla.
An English physician of distinction
gives these suggestions for cure of ln-
Bouuila: In cases where the patient
sleeps for an hour or two, then wakens
with a start and cannot go to sleep
again the physician recommends that a
hot water compress be laid on the ab
domen. When one cannot go to sleep
on retiring and Is unable to dismiss
thoughts thnt have occupied the day, It
Is advised that the patient keep lila
foot in water as hot as he can bear
comfortably for ton minutes before go
ing to bod. lie should then put on a
pair of thin cotton hose wrung out of
cold water and over those a pair of
woolen ones. A more powerful remedy
is a mustard sltz bath, with the propor
tion ~f a teacupful of mustard to u gal
lon of hot water. lie should remain
seated In the bath from 10 to 20 min
utes. In many cases a reclining bath
In tepid water Is useful as a sedative.
The KuniileM Story?
Sir Wilfrid Laurler once said that he
considered the following the funniest
story in the world. Do you agree with
A gentleman was once being taken
over an Idiot asylum. He asked an at
tendant how they knew when an idiot
was considered to be sufficiently restor
ed to sanity to be discharged.
"Oh," said the attendant, "it is easily
managed. We take them into a yard
where there are several troughs. We
turn on the taps and then give the
Idiots buckets to ball out the water
«nd empty the troughs. Many of them
go on balling away while the tap keeps
running, but them that isn't Idiots
stops the tap."