Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, February 27, 1902, Image 1

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A grand clearance sale in aU lines now going on.
Men's fire oox-calf, enamel, vici-kitl and cordovan, hand sewed foics, exten
sion edgt-i—*ll tbe lateft styles to be closed out at half their .ejgU: *r p'ice.
500 pair Boys' fine shoes, 432 pair Youth's fine shoe?.
* To be closed out at a big bargain.
!sct The Isoss I3c What It (Vlay.
Lilies' fin- shoes, lit-at siyle lasts, nr-re th;n half are band sewe.l.lace or but
ton in \ici-V i<'. n :>n;« 1, pstent leatler -nd box < if »b'es ihat a t s') i:-h and will
wear well— all v'~ <1 s ' 7tS an< - * ,! l close them out a' abm recucnoii.
500 pair Ladi-b' *arm lined shoes go at tban half price.
Big Bargains in school shoes.
Felt and Rubber Goods.
We bave a iarjje stock of Men's. Boys' and Yo-ith's f- it boots and overs which
we do n >t v»i*'i t.j carri over and will b-; clc-u d out at a b < reduction
La rye -• • ««f Rubber B ots and Shoe* to be in *lnd»d '.n '.bis sn e.
Children's fine rubbers 10c Ladies fine rubbers 20c.
Men's fine rubbers 45c.
Alv> •) rk Men's and Boys' working shoes a". TV-iy d 'V.n prices.
HigV. Stam'a with four lasts for repai;in>;.
iiole Va'ber cut t» anv amount you ui»b tf> purchase.
frboe t ndirijs cf ail kinds at reduced i-ricts.
We have made icdnctlona in all li' es and ask you to call and examine
H-vx*s and we can save you money.
18th Semi-Annual |
Sacrifice Sale, |
J! JOnr Semi-Annflal Sacrifice Sale Takes Place as
J | Begiiiniug Wednesday, Jao. Btli, and continuing |f
\< IbronMbout the entire month of Jdnnary, $
i \ The many inquires we are receiving daily asking if we in < V
( (tcr.d to h .ve our sale testifies to the popularity of thete Sacri-j \
{ >hce Sales among our many patrons who have been benefited by< \
I them in the We are anxious to make this C
.the biggest success of all previous sales, and shall do so f
lofltI oflt ring our goods at prices you connot resist. We cannot
quote all,prices—only a few—consequently it will pay you to
make us a personal visit. I
g / All Wraps, Suits and Furs. \ }
V 1 AH Waists, Wrappers and Dressing Sacques.! I
WCLUB lllwV \ All Millinery— trimmed and untiimmed. *
j All Dres9 Good*, Silks and batins.
/ All Muslins, Calicoes and Ginghams.
J All Underwear, Hosiery and Gloves. 4
DiIIAAO I All acc9 ' HmVjioideries & Dress Trimmings.) ;
I)| I IvVv Mil/ Ail Bankets-woolen and cotton. O
# 1 All Lace Curtains and Portiers. I
. C Pacrifice prices for cash only. Come early to secure first
{ f Sale begins WEDNESDAY, JANUARY Bth, 1902. V
[Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman.
I.' - -
Less Than 30 Days M."K2E"
We aie dttumirxd to lednCe otir etcck several thonged dollar*
within this time.
Rf member it> tbe cDtire ptoi k— very little odda and ends- new goods
all round—at astoniabingly LOW PRICES.
$25 Sewing Machine All Couches
Cabinet cuee—oak—warrant- At reduced prices Covered
id ten yeais. Price S2O. I . n leather or velour. S
Ited uction on all machines. |22.00 Vetour Couch $lB
'■ i fSO.OO Velonr Couch 16
sl2 Extension Table ■ 'L . a "
Golden oak, polished —ronnd sl2 Folding Bed
top—extends 8 feet. Regu- Full siz* oak golden oak
lar price |15.00. finish Reduced from (15 00.
$4 Rocking Chair S4O Leather Suite
Flemifh oak—covered velonr Four-piece Leather finite
seat— slat back, and a beauty. mahogany fimxh worth f«0
R«dneed from $6.90. of any man's money
Look out for our Carpet Advertisement.
136 North Main Street, (4cros« from Duffy'j »tore,) Bntler, Pa.
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j, j /Pr\ls Have a nattineaa aV.ut them that p y
v, \ J 1 ' 1A f J mark the wearer, it won't do to
If j [9l K W) (J wear the last year's output. You
I ri a-C / V S\ won't get the latest things at the
P Fi lw stock clothiers either. The up-to
\/f CJ w? f < date tailor only ian supply them, .
A ]V\ . iri V 7 *' y° u want not only tbe latest (,
I I \& 11 FT II I things in cut and fit and work
-11/ ill 11 I m-.iii.bip, the finest in durability,
J I V j I I where e'se can you get combina
, I l| II 11 | tions, you get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
4? North Maim Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler ( Pa
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V A I'M N. Main St.. Butler, Pa
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New Liver" Barn
W. J. Black
Is (''ling in his new n
which Clarence Walker has erected
for hint. All boarders and team
sters guarrantced <;oo<! attention*
Barn j'ist across J lie street Irom
Hotel Butler.
He lias room for fifty horses.
People's Phone. No. 250.
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Now is The Time to Have
Your Clothing
If you want goou and reliable
cleaning or dyeing done, there is
just one place In town where you
Can Ret it, and that is at
The Butler Dye Works
216 Center avenue.
WQuWe do fine work in out
door Photographs. This is the
titne of year to have a picture ot
your house. Give us a trial.
Agent for the Jamestown Slid iisr
Biind Co New York.
Funeral Director.
45 S. Main St. Butler PA
Copyright, 1901, by Charles W. Hooke. ♦$
Oyi-S?7?'OME one put a key In-
Qf*to the lock of the
front door, and the
IK faint sound of It was
M Jyt distinctly audible In
that room. Tbegrowl-
Ing voice of u police
mau j n t jj e |j a jj gaid;
"Hold on! You can't go"—
Aud seemingly In tbe same instant a
young mau nppeared upon tbe thresh
old of tbe room. He took two steps
forward and then halted, the others
facing blm.
lie was one of those men whose tre
mendous vital energy declares Itself
unmistakably. As he stood there, per
fectly still, the power within him seem
ed to affect tbe air. It was as when one
feels the tension of an engine that is
at rest, but ready. When such a man
advances, neither the ordinary obsta
cles uor even his own will can stop
"Brenda!" be said in a singularly re
strained voice, very ill suited to his
words. "Why In the name of heaven
are you here?"
"If I know." she answered, "it was
because I wanted to help her, because
I couldn't have her die like this. I"
"Where is she?"
"They bave taken ber to a hospital—
St. Winifred's."
The young man snatched up his bat
wliicb had fallen to tbe floor.
"Walt a minute!" exclaimed Neale.
"You're Alden —Clarence M. Alden?"
"Well. I want to talk to you. Waltl
If you go down there, you can't get in
nor find out anything; that's orders.
You'll get more Information here."
"Is sbe living?" demanded Alden.
"Yes," replied the captain. "If sbe
dies, I shall know of It within -five min
utes. and that's quicker tban you could
learn of it anywhere else. Let me man
age this. I'll take good care of you.
I'll see that you get every word of
news. Meanwhile let's get down to
business. You sent that note to her?"
"I did."
"With SSOO in itr
"At ten minutes after 2 I sent It by
John Robinson, a clerk In my office."
"Where Is he now?"
"I don't know," answered Alden. "1
didn't wait for him to come back.
Now, answer my question. Who did
this thing?"
. Neale spread bis hands abroad with
a grotesque gesture intended to dis
claim tbe possession of tbe Informa
"We're all at sea." be said. "Some
body got Into this room and stabbed
the girl with thla knlf*."
He suddenly lifted a newspaper that
bad lain on the table and disclosed
tbe weapon beneath It. The long
blade was open and visibly stained
with blood. Brenda's hand bad been
wltbln six Inches of It and at tbe
■lgbt she started back with such alarm
that Dr. Blair stretched out his arm
to support her. She did not fall, how
ever, but stood rigid, staring at Alden.
The color rushed to bis face. He put
up bis hand and pushed back tbe tan
gle of light brown hair that was lying
moist upon his forehead.
"Recognize it?" said Neale, with his
mirthless grin.
"It is mine," replied Alden In tbe
same repressed and steady tone that
he bad used throughout this scene.
"I gave It to ber."
"A few days ago," said Alden. "I
don't exactly remember."
"Queer present" rejoined the csp
taln, "for a girl."
"She was cutting some pictures out
of the magazines," replied Alden. "I
happened to have the knife In my
pocket. Sbe used It and I didn't taks
It back."
Tbe captain slowly nodded his head,
as one who has reached tbe end of a
topic and Ib preparing for tbe next
"And now," said he, "bow long have
you known this young lady?"
lie waved his band toward Brenda.
"I have known Miss Maclane a long
time," said Alden. "Why do you ask?"
"Miss Maclane, eh?" said tbe cap
tain, elevating tbs strange tufts of
parti colored hair that were bis eye
brows. "I understood that her name
was Williams."
"1 have done an absurdly foolish
thing," said Brenda, addressing Alden.
"I was afraid my name would be pub
lished, and so I tried to deceive these
"Big mistake," rejoined Captain
Neale, shaking his bead solemnly.
"Tbla whole story will have to come
out, and if the facts are known to tbe
police at tho start It will come out
straight; otherwise there's no telling
what the reporters will do wltb It"
"There Is no reason whatever," said
Alden, "why Miss Maclane should be
brought into this affair."
"Thero isn't eh?" said the captain.
"Wby is she here? Sympathy for a
woman that she says sbe never saw?
No; I guess we'll bave to have some
thing better."
"If you don't get it" said Alden,
"what then?"
"I'll bave to bold ber as a witness."
"You mean that you will put me un
der arrest?" demanded Brenda, ber
face and even ber lips absolutely color
"I'll have to," said tbe captain.
"And suppose that I auswer all your
questions now?" sbe asked.
Neale struck bis band down upon tbe
"You can go home Juat as aoon aa
you've done It," be declared, and at
tbnt moment a man In plain clothes,
but with the unmistakable stamp of
the police upon him, entered the room
and saluted his superior.
"Excuse me for a minute," aald
Neale, and, accompanied by the man
who had JUBt appeared upon the scene,
he stepped out Into the hall.
Brenda turned to Dr. Blair, who was
leaning against the mantelpiece.
"Dr. Blair," she whispered, "yon will
not say that It was I whom you saw
leaving this house?"
"No," replied the physician slowly;
"I will not."
"What does this mean?" demanded
Dr. Blair regarded Alden steadily for
aome seconds before be said with that
careful measuring of words that doc
tors learn:
"I bave Informed tbe police that as 1
was passing this house, very near to
the time when this deed was done, I
saw a person—a woman—come out aud
walk away hurriedly toward Broad
"A woman!" repeated Alden, as If
speaking without volition.
"She cannot be accounted for," con
tinued the doctor. "No one knowa who
tbe Is or why she was here or bow abe
got Into the bouse. Aa to the laat
point, however, 1 will aay tbla: I bad a
room In this bouse for a few weeks
while repairs were In progress at No.
160. where I llTe.and I then noticed that
tbe spring lock on tbe front door did
r ' l >
I >
Be took two ttept forward and then
not alwaya bold. If tbe lock haa not
been repaired, there may be an expla
nation of aome mysterious points in
this case."
If there bad been an eye upon De<
tectlve Elmendorf st tbla moment. It
would bave noted that be waa much
Interested, but no one waa looking at
him. He himself waa observing Bren
da closely.
Alden had begun to pace the floor,
hta band upon bla forehead.
"I can't atay here any longer," be
said suddenly. "I must see Elsie. 1
must know— Jackl How came you
The question was addressed to a
young man who entered with Captain
Neale. He was in his normal state a
rather handsome fellow, with tbe ox
eyes that the Greeks admired (for wo
men) and a broad forehead abote tbem,
but In this moment his face was dis
torted with excitement and striped
with perspiration 'that trickled from
bis forehead. The total effect was
some w bat grotesque, especially be
cause tbe man was Inclined to fatness
and was a trifle conspicuous In tbe
matter of atttre.
"This is dreadful, dreadful!" he cried.
"1 can't believe It."
"You're Mr. Robinson, who carried
the note to MIBS Miller," said Neale.
"That's why I sent a man to your
"Yes," said Robinson, turning to Al
den. "I didn't go back to the office Im
mediately. 1 went over to the place
where I lire. I was just going down
town again when a policeman met me
at the door."
"Did you know what was In that
note?" asked Neale.
"I knew there was money," was tbe
reply, "but I didn't know bow much.
It was sealed when Mr. Alden gave It
to me. He said there was money In It.
That was why I brought It Instead of
giving It to a messenger boy."
"What happened here?" the captain
"Nothing," answered Robinson. "I
gave the note to Elsie"—
"To whom?" said the captain.
"To Miss Miller; that is what I said.
I gave tbe note to Miss Miller, and sbe
opened It by tbe window. 1 didn't sea
any money. I wasn't In the room ten
seconds—merely long enough to ask if
there was any answer, aad sbe said no.
Then I went away."
"Meet anybody?"
"The servant who let me in was pass
ing through tbe ball as I went oat."
"That's Important," said the captain.
"It fixes you all right The servant
stopped at Miss Miller's door, knocked,
asked a question and got an answer.
Then she went along down stairs."
"Fixes me!" gasped Robinson. "Is
anybody crazy enough to tblnk I did
"No," said the captain. "You're out
of It. And now, Mr. Alden, let me tell
you that I've just bad a report from the
hospital. Tbe girl Is alive, and the doc
tors think she has a fair chance."
"What does sbe say?" exclaimed Rob
"She hasn't said anything yet," re
plied the captain. "And now lefs get
on with our little affairs here. I guess
you can't help us any, Mr. Robinson,
so If you'll Just take a seat In the par
lor"— He waited Ull the young man
bad passed out of tbe room. "Now,
Miss Maclane, I'd like to know a little
more about you If it's perfectly agree
"I am the daughter of Duncan Mac
lane," said Brenda.
At the mention of this wealthy and
widely known man Neale softly whis
"It ain't possible." be said, "that you
are the young lady with a lot of money
and a blgb social position that you
mentioned awhile ago as being engag
ed to our friend here?"
"I am tbe woman," replied Brenda.
"And tbe engagement's been broken
off? When?"
"Captain"— began Alden, but the of
ficer raised bis band.
"A bargain's a bargain," he said. "1
was to have tbe truth. When was the
engagement broken off?"
"This afternoon," answered Brenda
firmly. "1 went down to Mr. Alden's
office at half past 1. 1 had expected te
aee him last evening, but"—
"He didn't come?"
Brenda Inclined ber bead.
"I went to his office," she said, "and
In tbe conversation between us there
I released him from bis engagement"
"That must bsve been a bard blow
for you, Mr. Alden," said tbe captain.
"What do you mean?" demanded
Alden. "If you have the delicacy to
appreciate my feeling"—
"I was thinking especially about
your business," said Neale. "I'm told
your firm is In the last ditch, and that
your engagement to Duncan Haelaoe's
daughter Is about all that holds you
up. That's what my man told me Just
"He told you a lie," said Alden. but
wltb the same monotonous tone, as If
bis utterauce was mechanical aud his
mind upon another matter. "My affairs
were never before bo prosperous as
they are today."
"That won't do." responded the cap
tain. "1 have positive proof'—
"You know nothing about it." said
A idea. "1 have other interests than
those of my firm."
"What other interests 1"
"I decline to answer."
"Where did you go when you left
your office after sending that noteT"
"I will not tell you."
"Why not?" queried the captain In
bis most persuasive lone. "Oh. per
haps you don't know these other gen
tlemen. They'll step Into the hall or
out on to the balcony. I've no doubt."
"It will make no difference" replied
"What you say will be confidential,
►f course."
"Captain Neale." said Alden. "this Is
a business secret that is worth a good
deal of money. If 1 should tell It to
any uiau. he could force payment for
his sileuce."
"You don't mean to say that I'd do a
thlug like that?" demanded Neale.
"I have uo wish to offend." said Al
den. "but you want the truth, and you
shall have It. Your reputation. like
that of many another man high up in
the department, is bad—as bad aa it
can tie. Remembering that this busi
ness matter Involves others than my
self. I won't trust you with a hint of it.
That Is my last word en that subject."
Neale's face turned red and white In
strange. Irregular spots.
"Now hear a word from me," he
said. "I've keen looking you up. You
are a ruined man. You were engaged
to this girl, and It was all that saved
you. But you couldn't be honest even
with her. You made love to this Elsie
Miller, and you neglected Miss Mae
lane. and she wouldn't stand for 1L
But by that time you were so Involved
with Miss Miller that you couldn't
break away. So what did you do?
Why, you wrote her a cote telling a
fairy story about a lot ©f money, know
ing that the note would be found and
would make the case look Ilk* robbery.
You told her how busy you were, and
five minutes afterward you quit work
and came up town. You had a key to
this house; you came here"—
"Do you mean to accuse me of this?"
The words came from between Al
den's teeth, and he strode toward Neale,
who put the table between them and
drew his revolver.
"Wallace!" be called.
A policeman entered from the halL
"That man is under arrest," said
Neale. "Take h.'m In."
"This Is monstrous," said Alden, but
he spoke coolly. "You shall answer
for It"
"We'll talk about that later," re
joined the captain. "You go with that
Brenda crossed the room quickly and
took Alden's hand.
"I will do everything that I can for
you," she said, "and for her."
"You're cwmlng along, too," said
Neale. "No; 111 stand by what I said.
Go home."
Alden opened his mouth to speak and
then closed It again. He turned and
went out of the room with the police
man, Brenda Allowing immediately
and Dr. Blair a moment later. Elmen
dorf and Neale remained.
The captain dropped into a chair.
"I don't know as I done right," he
Elmendorf walked across the room
and looked at a picture on the wall be
tween the windows. It was a photo
graphic copy of Nelersteln's painting
of "Tantalus." The unfortunate king
who divulged the secrets of Zeus was
represented chained to the rock starv
ing while the fruit laden boughß waved
just beyond his reach. It was a pain
ful picture, quite out of keeping with
all else in the room, and Elmendorf re
garded it curiously. A few lines, tell
ing the legend, were printed below,
and the detective read them.
"Well, he looks it," he said, glanc
ing up at the face of Tantalus. "And.
by the way, Neale, you don't think Al
den did this thing, do you?"
"Not on your life!" said the captain.
"The case is perfectly plain. It may
be that I didn't do the smart thing."
Elmendorf turned away.
"Arresting a man for murder Juat be
cause he calls yon a thief when you
know you are one," said he, "Isn't ex
actly my Idea of wisdom."
Neale sprang to hie feet and faced El
mendorf angrily.
"Not with me, Joe Neale," said the
detective. "It won't work."
LACE did not consld
if Ijjy er It necessary to sub
| ject bis prisoner to
1 the Indignity of hand-
AA. JJy?jSs cuffs, but be kept a
firm hold on Alden's
j eft arm j Ugt above
the elbow at they left the bouse. Al
den seemed to be entirely Indifferent
to this attention. When be reached
the sidewalk, he paused, bringing hla
captor to a halt The cab In which he
had come was beside the curb, and Al
den, using his free hand, helped Bren
da Into the vehicle.
It Is not customary for New York po
licemen to dally whllo their prisoners
perform the gentle courtesies of polite
society, but Alden's deadly calmness
prevailed In this Instance.
"Home?" he asked.
"St Winifred's," replied Brenda.
"Please tell him to drive fast"
AJden gave the order and then, ad
dressing the young woman, said: "1
shall be there soon. They dare not
hold me."
Breuda would have spoken, but the
borse suddenly started under the whip,
and the cab lurched on the rough pave
ment. The last glimpse of Alden lift
ing Ills bat while the bugc policeman
gripped bis left arm remained wltb
Brenda like n persistent nightmare that
survives tin- dawu. The conventional
courtesy stuck In her mind. It waa a
little picture of the old days, the time
of small plenHiires aud easy living, so
sbnrply brought to an end. Every
thing In life had suddenly become dif
ficult- Words must be weighed and
oue's conduct guided by a plan, not left
to mold Itself Into the forms of mere
usage. And thus she came to thluk of
what she should <lo and say at thu hos
pital How meet the emergencies that
might arise? Had Klsle regained her
seiiM-H? Had slio spo!:»mi, or did she He
dead at that moment In some small,
bare room, watched by a stolid nurse
who yawned and stretched herself as
the day's work drew to a close? A por
trait In a velvet frame- Elsie's mother
beyond n loiiM recurred sharply to
Brenda'* memory, and she shuddered.
It luiil stood ou the dressing tablo-a
woman not ><■! old; a pretty, smiling
fa<*e li was dreadful to think of that
face smiling there all that afternoon,
the eyes losing, yet seclug nothing,
the Hps unable to utter a cry.
"I must put It oat of my mind," Mid
Brenda to herself.
At the hospital there was little to be
learned; nothlag to be done. An elder
ly man who seemed to be In authority
said: "Tbe chUd la atlU living. We
cauuot predict the ultimate reault of
tbe Injury as yet. You c&nnot see her
nor send any .message. Leave your ad
dress. and we will communicate with
you In accordance with tbe event,
whatever it may be. It will be uselesa
to wait If you are able to see ber at
all. there will be no great pressure of
Brenda rode to ber home, and aa tbe
cab drifted through tbe clamoring
whirlpools of the Avenue she waa
thinking that tbe white haired man
had spoken almost tenderly of Elale aa
"the child."
There was no mother in tbe Maclane
mansion. She had been dead ten
years. Tl.ere was an aunt, an amiable
old lady for whom Brenda entertained
no little affection, but in the ferious
affairs of life she would as readily
bave taken counsel with her brother,
who was not yet 12. Her father, for
so strong a man as be was In tbe
world of finance, was a weak maji at
borne. He bad no gift of sympathy, a
deficiency which may have accounted
for both tbo strength and the weak
ness. Brenda told him tbe story of
her adventures as it has been here set
forth, and he received it with painful
surprise and lively alarm.
"Why did you go there?" he ex
claimed. "Wfc it possible Interest
could you bave in this wretched girl?"
"My dear father." she replied, with
an excellent counterfeit of a smile,
"let me remind you that my affection
for Mr. Alden has been the one sin
cere emotion of a sadly artificial li'e.
When I saw that terrible story, the
"Permit mt to ctmMer the legal arpeel
of the ca»e."
first feeling I had was sympathy for
Clarence. I wanted to do something
for him, and I couldn't think of any
thing else but to go to ber."
"Tbe papers will be full of Itl" be
groaned. "I bave always been afraid
of Alden. You know I could never
reconcile myself to him."
"I remember that you always ad
mired blm," said she.
"A good many people admire blm,"
exclaimed tbe old gentleman Impa
tiently, "and they're all afraid of him.
He Is a headlong, reckless, unsafe
man, and I never should have per
mitted you to become engaged to
Brenda smiled without effort this
time. Sbe knew that her will would
dominate her father's In any conflict,
and that he would permit ber to have
ber own way to the end of the story.
"I am not engaged to him any more,"
■aid she, and ber father admitted cor
dially that that was something to be
thankful for.
"He has behaved most dishonorably
to you," he added.
"I bave no complaint to make of Mr.
Alden's conduct," said Brenda. "I
shall not break my heart for him, but
I wish he might bave loved me. Let
us go In to dinner."
Mr. Maclane was considerably sur
prised to observe as tbe meal progress
ed that his daughter ate with a good
appetite. Having a shrewd faculty of
observation, be perceived at last that
Brenda's body was attending to tbe
whole matter of Its own sustenance
and that ber mind was elsewhere. As
anxiety rises In Intensity tbe thinking
part of us Interferes more and more
with tbe grosser envelope and the
processes of enlightened selfishness
therein Implanted by nature, but there
comes a point of separation whence
the mind goes Its own way and the
body likewise, to the great betterment
of tbe latter temporarily.
After dinner Brenda and ber father
went into tbe library, a room of which
he made great use for smoking, much
preferring It to tbe apartment especial
ly designed for tbe Indulgence of that
pernicious habit
Brenda fell at once Into deep thought,
and her father, after several futile at
tempts to talk with her, sat down by a
desk and endeavored to occupy himself
wltb certain household accounts. He
was a man of large frame and little
flesh, rather handsome In a mildly
aquiline stjrle and with eyes like Bren
da's, but gentler and wltb more of the
blue tint in them. There was some
thing womanish about blm, bard to
trace, but probably In bis manner al
together and not In his looks. A nerv
ous Irritability made utter trifles tragic
for blm. Everything worried him more
or less. At tbe desk there, as he put
tered with the accounts, his pen fell
from tbe rest where he had placed It,
ind be picked it up. wltb a groan.
His pleasures were few. His borne
was something to blm; bis pride, of va
rious kinds, a staff to leanjipon. He
bad considerable affection for bis son
and rather more for Brenda. He
thanked God dally that her health was
so good; but, even so, be was always
afraid that It might fail.
His chief Joy in life was a business
Journey. He could get nothing out of a
pleasure trip because of the obvious
waste of time. But to be one of three
or four moderately congenial men ab
solutely forced to travel, preferably In
some one's private car. perhaps to see
a bit of Industrial property In the west
or even no farther than Washington
when there was a bill affecting busi
ness Interests before cong-ess—that
was genuine relaxation. It was neces
sary to go, and the responsibility for
getting there was on the engineer In
the cab ahead. One might smoke a
good cigar meanwhile and speak of
■mnll matters. When one has reached
a certnln stage of nervousness. It Is
more tranqulllzlng to ride 05 miles aa
hour under another man's guidance
than to sit still at home as a result of
one's own volition.
To Brenda and her father In the li
brary entered WUlett, the butler, with
a troubled countenance. It appeared
that two men desired to see Miss Mac
lane and that their na As were Barnes
and Haggerty.
"They mentioned a Captain Neale,
miss." said the butler, "presuming to
say that you'd understand."
Brcnda rose hastily.
"They have come to take me to the
hospital," she said. "Tell them I will
be ready la a few mlnuUs, and see
a boot the carriage."
"Are these people policemenT' de
manded Mr. Maclane.
"Well, sir, I took them to be what
they call ward detectives," ventured
the butler, "and I dropped the hint to
Jamea that he'd do well to kegp an eye
on them. There's things in the small
reception room, air, as would go Into a
man's pocket"
"You did quite right Willett" said
Mr. Maclane. "Brenda, my child, I
suppose it's entirely useless"—
"Absolutely. I must go," she said.
"Then 1 must go, too," he groaned.
But Brenda put a firm veto upon thla
"It is wholly unnecessary." she said.
"With my maid and James I shall not
be afraid, even if these men are all
that Willett says they are. There will
be the coachman and groom besides."
Her father came up to her and touch
ed the ornament which she
wore at bar ftmt.
"I would MtTrat unnecessary tempta
tion in the way of the weak," he said,
with an attempt at levity. "Some of
these fellows are said to be very ex
Brenda gave the pin to her father
and also removed a ring of more than
ordinary value, which she knotted up in
a ha mi kerchief and thrust into the
bosom of her dress. Her maid entered
at tills moment with such things as
were necessary to prepare Brenda for
the ride.
After his daughter's departure Mr.
Machine paced the Ooor of the library
for a long hour In restless anxiety.
Then he received a telephone message
from Brenda Informing him that she
ha.l learned thai Mr. Alden was still
detained at the police ttatlon. which
was an Injustice not to be overlooked
by his frleuds. The financier then un
derstood why lie had been left at
home. As a result of Brenda's pres
entation of the case Mr. Maclane call
ed upon his lawyer, who was a near
neighbor, and the two men rode down
to the station house In a cab, stopping
at a club on the way to cash a check.
f*pou giving their names to the ser
geant nt the desk in the station they
were ushered luto the captain's room,
where, to their surprise, they found
both the officer and bis prisoner. Neale
was sitting by a desk in the corner,
lie had the cramped look and the dull
eye of a man who has neither moved
nor spoken In a long time. Half a
cigar with a ragged end was between
bis lips, and It seemed to have been
driven in with a hammer. Any one
who had knowa Neale for ten" years
would have said that this was the
same cigar be had always been smok
ing. There was a tradition that he
had never been seen to light a fresh
Alden was standing by a barred win
dow looking out into a narrow, dark
court, with a dead wall on the op
posite side. There was nothing to at
tract a rational man's eye, but Alden
continued to stare even after Maclane
and the lawyer entered the room. He
turned, however, when Captain Neale
greeted the two men by name. At the
sight of Alden's face Maclane, who
was advancing toward him, stopped
short It is not the barrier between
them which keeps the spectator in the
menagerie from Intruding upon the
privacy of the caged tiger; It la the
look In the creature's eye.
"Good evening, sir," said Alden
quietly. "I am surprised to see you
Maclane started at the sound of the
voice; It was so different from what be
"My daughter told me there was
some sort of trouble," he began.
"It was very kind of her," said Al
"You probably beard tbat Mr. Alden
was under arrest," said the captain.
"That Isn't so. He's held as a witness.
There's no charge against blm. He
and I bad a little disagreement abont
what was the right thing for blm to da
You see, be doesn't understand my po
sition. I'm held accountable In these
cases. But I don't want to make no
trouble for no man," he went on, with
that profusion of negatives which Is
often an ornament of his language In
moments of earnestness, "and if 1
could see a decent way of letting blm
jo without getting myself Into trouble,
why, I'd be glad to oblige him and his
"Permit me to consider the legal as
pect of the case," said the lawyer, sit
ting upon a corner of the table that
was in tbe middle of the room and fac
ing Neale, while the others were be
hind him.
There was silence of half a minute,
and then tbe lawyer got upon his feet.
"It seems to be perfectly simple," he
said at last.
"If you say so, that settles It," re
plied Neale, rising and walking toward
tbe door. "Sorry to have troubled you,
Mr. Alden. Good nlgbt"
And he bowed as the three men
walked out, Maclaoe weak and trem
bling with excitement, Alden perfectly
mechanical. Aa they passed tbe ser
geant's desk the lawyer discovered
that he bad left his cane in the cap
tain's room, and be returned. He was
absent about five minutes, at the expi
ration of which time he Joined Maclane
upon the sidewalk. Alden was not
"He has gone to tbe hospital in our
cab." said Maclane. "The man Is In a
trance. He scarcely spoke ten words.
What detained you V
"The captain was showing me a
present that be had just bought for his
little boy," replied the lawyer. "It's
one of those Iron banks. 'That'll make
blm thrifty, like his father,' said tbe
captain. So, to encourage the child,"
sinking bis voice to a whisper, "I put
|3OO Into tbe bank while the captain
was looking out of the window. Per
haps you didn't notice that I counted
some of my fingers as I sat on the cor
ner of tbe table; not so many as I bad
expected, but Neale was really glad to
get rid of blm. It'a the easy way all
"Only $300!" exclaimed Maclane.
"Well, that waa easy."
A Peep Into the Foture.
John It. Clark expresses his belief
In The Athuitlc Monthly that a hun
dred years hence Manhattan Island
will have streets In several stories and
that rltles, cannon, warships and tli«
wasteful burning of coal to make
Bteam will be things of tlie past.
A Pecuniary Fnllsnr.
"Don't forget." said the willing
worker, "that money talks."
"Yes." answered Senator Sorghum
a little glumly, "but I enn't help wish
ing that .vou boys would select anoth
er phonograph occasionally." Ex
Ills Uil Venture.
"What is our old friend Ilardup doing
"Oh. lie's gone Into real estate."
"That's the very last thing I should
have supposed he'd do."
"It was. He's dead."—New York
No 9
A Small, Inexpensive BaiMlsf That
Will Hold a Good Stpply.
At very little expense an Icehouse
can be constructed that will hold and
lecp well all the Ice needed for any
farmer's family. We are using a small,
cheap building that keeps the ice as
well as one we built twenty years ago
that cost four times as much, says at
Rural New Yorker correspondent Some
farmers have an Idea that they must
forego this luxury, when almost any
kind of a shed will preserve the ice
very well, provided it is properly pack
ed. Our present icehouse Is built as
cheaply as possible and took less than
a day's work In construction. The fig
ure shows the plan of the framework.
We used white oak poles set into the
ground about two feet. Some cheap
hardwood bill stuff of 2 by 4 and 2 by
0 pieces were used for plates, nail ties,
braces and rafters. A fair grade of
pine stock boards 12 inches wide was
used for siding. The siding was nail
ed on the Inside of the poles horizontal
ly, better to resist lateral pressure from
the packed Ice nnd sawdust. A better
grade of stock boards one foot wide
furnished a good roof. Such a board
roof should be made quite steep to
shed water and, with kerfs cut on each
edge, makes almost a perfect roof.
The figure shows how the kerfs aro
cut, one-half inch wide and three
eighths of an inch deep. The roof
boards should be dressed on their upper
surface, and the kerfs should be cut at
least three-fourths of an Inch from
each edge. The mill operator s#ts the
buzzsaw out of line on the mandrel
shaft just right to make a half inch
wabble. Nail the roof boards on
each edge, outside the kerfs, and drive
one nail In the center of the board.
Our Icehouse cost us less than sls and
will last as long and keep Ice just as
well as one costing SIOO or more.
Device For Catting Kindling-.
The following device for a wood cut
ting machine adapted to households
where a great deal of old boards, box
es, lids, etc., are used for kindling is
very prominent in Oerman American
homes In the northwest according to
an Ohio Farmer correspondent:
On a strong, heavy base is raised
horizontally a strong, thick board about
forty Inches In height, with four or
more cuts on the one side, as the ac
companying cut shows. From the top
there is suspended a heavy, swordlike,
knife shaped ax, with a handle, with
which the wood Is split The pieces
which are desired to be broken cross
wise should be laid across the upper
most "step" and hacked with the ax a
few times, whereupon they, are easily
broken into small pieces.
Crops That Resist kit.
The easiest method of reclaiming salt
marsh Is to make the best use possible
of the native salt grasses and to allow
the tame grasses to come in as the salt
Is removed by drainage. This process
can be accelerated by seeding with
small quantities of tame grass—timo
thy and redtop clover are both good—
on the parts of the marsh which con
tain the least salt. Three years will
probably be required to get a stand of
tame grass. If the time needed to com
plete this natural reclamation Is too
long, the process can be hastened by
irrigation to assist In washing out (be
salt, or salt resisting crops may be
planted Asparagus, onions, sorghum
and beets withstand large quantities of
salt in the soil, and if the soil is such
as to be acceptable to any of these
crops they will prove profitable.
Clnb Root of Cabbage.
The treatment of this disease with
fungicides has not proved successful
up to the present time, and until some
better means of combating this pest is
found the best plan will be to starve It
out of the soil by growing other crops
upon which It cannot thrive. The same
land should not be used for cabbage
and allied species oftoner than once In
three or four years. All materials, such
as stumps of cabbage and root trim
mings of turnips, which are capable of
spreading the disease should be de
stroyed. Hoisted of New Jersey has
obtained good results from the use of
lime at the rate of seventy-five bushels
per acre.
No Canae For Care.
A Welsh editor had misspelled the
name of a famous xx>et of Wales.
"Why do you spell Llywarch Hen's
nam? Liwyarch?" usked a friend of
the editor.
"Why? Does he object?" asked tht
"Object!" echoed the other. "Why,
he has been dead 1,200 years."
"Oh, then, I don't care a toss," said
the editor.
Studied Indifference.
"Why did wo arrive late and leave
before the opera was over?" asked
the youngest daughter. "It was very
"Of course It was," answered Mrs.
Cumrox; "but my dear, we had to
show people that we didn't care
whether wo got our money's worth sr
Satisfactorily Explained.
"John, when you came home last
night you talked and acted very queer
ly. You were lifting your feet endeav
oring to step over Imaginary obstacles."
"Oh, yes, my dear. All the evening
1 felt as If I were walking on clouds.
You remember we had angel cake for
li..rkAU«a t