Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 10, 1902, Image 1

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We have low Shoes for Patent Leather Bluchers
f • MEN, Patent Kid Bluchers W i
kj BOYS and Patent Calf Lace. t >
F A GIRLS as well. The slickest lot of B
Efif" B\BIES too! Shoes in forty States. Fi
ri Take Your Choice! SMB
VA Patent Leather Oxfords w*j
Patent Kid Bluchers : £}
WA Vici Kid Colonials Take Your Choice
Vrlour Calf Sembrich Ties VA
vj Wax Calf Oxford Button
li Welt Soles or Turn Soles ™ h
|fA 75C tO $3.00. bat it is the only place A
I • to buy the newest and smartest styles. W A
B 2 We get more style and more wear into our shoes at a given
I price tban any one else you know of. Fj
L Heavy Shoes for Farmers and Mechanics made to stand a lot or r A
y lira Tiling and scraping, but GOOD LOOKERS and plenty of toe
M room, 95c to $3.00.
\ I Huselton's. si [j
» be fit.
Y < The most satisfactory vj
k Shoe Store in Butler.
A great collection of dainty, attractive and stylish goods for
«RP Waists and Suits The styles and coloring are prettier than ever and m
U the fabrics more varied
Fine Ginghams 10c and 124 c, Best SO inch Percale 12ic,
?V Embroidered Chambray Madras 20c, Swiss Silk 20c, Mercerized Silk
#5 ' Zephyr 25c, Mercerized Pongee 25c, Fancy Lace Stripes 25c, Fine |R
U Madras Stripes 30c, M
V WHITE GOOGS—Many styles in fine Mercerized White j?3
Sat Goods and fine Madras for Waists. Dimities, India Linons and Sheer V
white materials of all kinds are here in abundance
jV Fine Mercerized Fabries 25c. 30c, 40c and 50c.
Fine Madras 20c and 25c.
JV India Linons 6Jc to 50c.
tR By all odds the greatest assortment and best
values we have ever shown. Lace Curtains at 50c jpt
J to flO 00 pair. Greatest assortment at sl, $2 and SB.
Why bother with making when you can buy the K
J' finished garment at the cost of materials.
l. M 1 Gowns 50c. 75c, $1 00 and $1 50
Corset Covers 25c, 50c, 75c and $1 00 jfl
Drawers 25c, 50c, 75c and $1 00
kS. Skirts 50c, 75c, $1 00 and up. j*
We sell the New Idea 10c Paper Patterns.
Monthly fashion sheets free. . V»
L. Stein & Son,*
| Wall Paper! Wall Paper!]
' We are still giving away one of those handsome §
pictures with every room of wall paper.
1 i
* Wall Paper, Books and Stationery,
- 251 S. Main St., Next to Postoffice.
Spring Clothing
The styles were chosen with critical discrimination and our mag
nificent display represents the best selections from the leading makers.
We Want M ore Men and Boys
To Know Our Clothing
We want more Men and Boys to sec it. The better they know
our clothing the more they will be astounded and delighted by its
qualities, styles and all round excellence.
We are willing to rest our case on the goods themselves. Let
them do the talking.
Satisfaction Guaranteed or Money Refunded.
Schaul & Nast,
137 South Main St., Butler,
jfo a.Fall and Winter Weights
.\ I H \ /• J3j|. Have a nattiuess about tbeiu iliat
£.) AJ ' /. \V mark the wearer, it won't do to
f fin \ r*J L| CA wear the last year's output. You
' /7 *~x/ V* 0 won't get the latest things at the
I/ \ lf~f IH stock clothiers either. The up-to-
Y IHI (si date tailor only lan supply them,
IIT Vi '1 / ' ,7 — H J if you want not only the latest l!
I I (il l I things in cut and fit and work
/If 1 (ll I tn«nßhip, the finest in durability,
! I r I / I where else can you get combina
-1 II) II II V tions, you get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant' Tailor,
142 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler,Pa
l' & vv k it
Trains lea\e Bntler for Allegheny,
local time, at 6:25, if: 9:20, and II
а. m. and 4:0o, ;ml p. u> rheo:2o
and 11:30 a. ui train-make t-ii* rnn in
1 honr and 20 miunt>-s and the train
lin an hour and a h ilf The 8:05 a. 111
i 4:00 and 5:53 p 'r 'ius coonei't. at
! Callery ft.r ;>oints West. :>nd the l>lo
[ far west as Ellvri 1 i.i
Trains leave Unlit: *'•" lir=ir|ford at
9:30 a.m., and fur ';.in;»n at .»:<■ »p iu
i Trains arrive in liutler from Aile
| gheny 9:03. 8:17 a in. ,-md 12:13, 2:4 >,
i 4:55. 7:07 and 7:15 J» MI: and from t
! North at 9:05 ain • "<l 3:50 p. m
j The Theatre tiu.ii:, Tn»:sdayß, Thnr
| days and Satnrdays louv. s A lie..clieny .1
i 11:30 p. m. .
On Sundays trains leave Uutk-r ror
Allegheny at ><: os a m and •> •>•! ]' !■'-
and for the west at t' p ni.: a*Kl >.l
- at 9:17 a.m. ■ ;v.l 4:55 and 7:07 p.Lt
B It & V It li
7:30 a 111. local for Panxsnt iwnvy
at»il all iuternjediat« stations
10:12 a in. express for Buffalo anu >
5:21 local for Punx'y and Du Bois acd
all stations
11:22 p. m. express for Buffalo ; .;ud
Rochester —w i th sleepers.
Trans arrive at Butler, and e<> 011 to 1
Allegheny at 0:15 and 9:47 m. and !
5:34 p. m. Train 21 from Pnux \ arrives
at 7:35 a. m. md stops here.
The 10:12 express will stop at Craigs
ville. Echo and Dayton on signal.
D Time table in effect Nov. 17, 1901.
One honr slower than town time.
n roth ward. Daily except Sniidaj. Southward
Ki nd up; (Rev! down)
_l_l— l—
p.M. J'.M P.M. rt m. A.:.:, r
♦i 10 102 Erie 5 1J 1-
5 \i 40 Fairvi*»w 6IS 12
53112 24 Girard | 6 12 4^
;» 1 5,i ar. .Conneaut.. .ar 8 'lt 1
4 11 05 lv.. Couneait.. .It G 2<i 11
5 13 12 05 Cninesville « .TO 1
10 "J Albion 6 . r 'j 11"
'45611 47 Sprinßboro T 1 1 ' 1 - ;1
45011 41 ConncautTille 7 l f > 1 ;s ][
4 30 II if I Mi-advill*, Junrt.. 7 3.) 1 5*
5 11 58 ar.. MeadTille.. ar Bli2 30
a 4JH» 37 Iv..MeadTille...lT « » 11"
5 Oail 30ar..Con. I-:ik>-..ar Hi '1 »2
4 10 11 05 lv..Con. L;ik(>..lv 6 47. 1 »•
. 4 32 i*r..l.incrtviile ..ar
IT •' lv 7 2n
I 14 11 00 Hart«tov n I 1 7 49: 2 0?
4Onll 01
3 58.10 52 Onguotl'. f8 05 12 22
« 10 3 52 10 45 Greenville 6 00 8 l i 2 30
6 Oo 3 40 I<> 4<> Shenaugo 0 00 8 2U 2 3"
5 44 3 23 10 3«» Fredonia 'r, 23 fg 35 2 55
5 21»i 3 Oh 10 U6 Mercer 6 40 8 47 3 13
5 24' 30310 01 Houston Junction! 45 852 318
5 07 2 47 0 43 Grove City 1 7 05 9 10 3 37
4 54 ! 2 37 9 32
4 47 2 31 9 25 Branchton I 7 23 9 25 3 55
5 .ii) 10 10 ar.. .Hilliard... ar 10 10 530
2 30 6 10 lv...Hilliard. ..lv, 6 10 2 30
4 43 2 28 9 17 Keister ' 7 27; 3 58
4 28' 2 15 » 01 Euclid 7 43! 4 i 3
4 00 1 501 8 3" Butler j 8 10,10 Of) 4 45
2 20 12 lv 7 00 Allegheny ' 9 45 11 25 ti 30
prn ! am a.m. l ain i-in.
Train 12. leaving Grove City 5.25 a. ra..
Mercer 5:48. Greenville 0:32. Conneautvllle
7:32, Albion 7-49. arrives at Erie 8:47 a. m.
Train 13, leaving Erie 4:15 p. m. Albion
5:25, Conneautville s;4fi, Greeryille 6:49
Morcer 7:21 arrives at Grove City at 7:43 pm.
W. R. TURNER. Gen. Pass Agt,
Tkt Agt, Butler, Pa. Pittsburg, Pa
Wiiilield R It Co Time Tal>lc
In effect December 2d, 1901.
Leave* West Winfit-ld •.... 8 001 300
44 Boggwville 810 310
44 Iron Bridge 8 20. 320
44 Wiufield Junction 830 335
« 4 8 40j 3 45
44 Butler Junction 8 45: 350
Arrive Allegheny . 9 48j 510
Leave Allegheny 8 4;» 3 10
44 Butler Junction 10 00 440
44 Lane 10 05 445
44 Winfield Junction 10 15 45C
44 Iron Bridge 10 25 5°5
44 Boggwville 10 35 515
Arrive West Wiufi«'ld 10'45 5 25
Train- >tlip at Uu klld IrOD I*:: i_•• • :.I. OD Vkfl ftO
take on or leave off pa«senger*.
TniinH Connect at Butler Junction with.
Trains Eastward f«»r Freeport, Vandergrift and
Blaii-sville Intersection.
Trains Westward for Natrona, Tarentuni and Alle
Trains Northward for S&xoitbnrg, Delano ami Butler.
Genentl Mauag^r.
ScarnoLK IN E/rccr Feb. 20, 1902
A M A.M. A.M. P. M. P. 31
BUTLER Leave 6 25 8 00 10 50 2 35 4 35
flaxouburg .Arrive 6 54 8 29 11 15 3 00 5 03
Butler Junction.. 44 ,7 27 35311 40 325 6 21)
Rutler Junction...Leavt- 7 31 8 53 11 52 3 25 5 29
Natrona Arrive 7 4o 9 01 12 01 3 34 5 39
Tarentum i 7 44 9 07 12 08 3 4'l 5 44
Springdale 7 62 9 It) 12 19 3 52 15 52
Ctaremont 9 30 12 38 4 Si G 05
Sharpnburg 8 11 9 3«i. 12 18 4 12; 6 12
Allegheny 8 24 948 1 02 4 25, 6 24
A. M. A.M. P. M. P. M. P. M.
SUNDAY TRAINS.—Le»ive Butler tor Allegheu>
City and priuciptt) interme<liate stations at 7:30 a. ui.,
nnd 5:00 p. in.
A.M. A.M. A. M. P. 51. P. M
Allegheny City .leave 645 84510 45 310 610
Sharpsburg 6 57 8 57 10 67 r3 22'r6 22
Oiaremont . ..1 .... 1104 ... ....
Springdale j 11 18 ... 639
Tarentum 7 25 9 24 11 2h .i 4« 6 48
Natrona. 7 :*) 9 28 11 34 3 50 6 53
Butler Junction...arrive 7
Butler Junction leave, 745 94012 18 412 702
Saxonburg ..: 8 14 10 07 12 41 4 41 7 27
BUTLER arrive 8 38 10 32 1 101 5 13 7 63
A.M.IA.M. P. M. P. al. I». »l
SUNDAY TRAINS.— Leave Allegheny City for But
ler and principal intermediate stations at 7:10 a ni. and
9-30 p. m.
Weeks Days. Sundays
A.M.!A. M. P. M. A.M. P M
BUTLER lv 62510 60 235 730 500
Butler J'ct ar 72711 4o 325 820 560
Butler J'ct lv 737 11 4;! 358 821 8 11
Fee port ar 741 11 4<> 403 825 814
Kskiuiinetas J't 44 74711 60 408 829 819
Leechburg 4 * 8 00j 12 02 430 841 832
Paul ton (Apollo).... 44 8 21.12 22 442 858 860
Saltsbnrg 44 8 51! 12 4ft 610 923 916
Blairsville „ 923 120 543 9*62 946
Blairsville Int 44 930 133 6 52. 10 00
Altoona 44 11 35 8 5() 150 . ..
Harrisburg 44 3 10 1 ! 1 00' 046
Philadelphia 44 «23 ....! 4 26; 10 17 ...
P. M.f A. M. A.M 1' M.| P. M
Tlirough traius for the east leave Pittsburg (Union
Station), aa follows:
Atlantic Express, daily 3:(K) A.M
Pennsylvania Limited 44 7:15 4
Day Express, 44 ...7:30 44
Main Line Express, 44 8:00 44
Harrisburg Mail, % * 12:45 KM
Harrisburg Express daily 4:49 44
Philadelphia Express, .. .4:60 44
Eastern Express, ' 4 7:10 44
Fast Line, 4 9 00 44
Pittsburg Limited, daily, for New York, Balti
more and Washington only 10:00 44
Phiiad'a Mail, Sunday* omy 8:40 A.M
For Atlantic City (via Delaware River Bridge, all
rail route) 8:00 a.m. daily and 9:00 p.m. daily.
Buffalo and Allegheny Valley Division
Trains leave Kinkiminetas Junction as follows:
For Buffalo, 9.56 a. m. and 11.35 p. m. daily, with
through parlor and sleeping cars.
For Oil City, 7.40, 9.5G a. m„ 2.38, 6.15 and 11.35 P
m. week-days. Sundays, 9.56 a. in., 6.15 and 11.35 p.m.
For Red Bank, 7.46, 9.56, 11.17 a. m n 2 38, 6.15, 9.34,
ami 11.35 p. m. week-days. Sundays, 9.56,10.49 a. m.,
б.15 and 11.35 p. m.
For Kittanuing, 7.46, 9.32, 9.56,11.17 a. m., 2.38,5.35,
6.15, 7.34, 9.34, and 11.35 p. m. weck-<lays. Sundays,
9.56, 10.49 a. m., 6.15, 10.45, and 11.35 p. m.
44 r" stops on signal to take on passengers tor Taren
tum and points beyond.
Foi detailed information, apply to ticket* agent oi
aildress Thos. E. Watt, Pass. Agt Western District,
Corner Fiflh Avenu* aud Smith field Street, Pittsburp,
rrr*t *|f io*nn M r
Eyes Examined Free of Charge
Jeweler and Graduate Optician
Nsxt Oocr to Court House. Kutler. Va.
| Soft |
M Harness 11
' rnlvli You can make your har- /llK'ffi-jsEl
ncsS a3 poft 119 a Kiove
Vj.laT |Q| and as tough as wire by /fgß> "v/vgy
h*\\\A using ECREKA Hnr- IV /.^
, Si Oil. You can /wj
• ' wj lengthen its life—make it lW j
' -v i : 'AY4B illMt twice as long as it
s ordinarily would.
®I Harness Oil
fi makM a poor look i ng bar- fc I ,*
f ness like new. Made of
pcre. heary bodied oil, es
pecially prepared to Wttb>
stand the weather.
V SoM everr^-here
7 In cans—all sizes.
| _
cleanses, soothes and heals f
the di.-ea- d membrane. 1
! It cures cnurrli and drives £ Y>J
away a cold in the head
Cream Balm is placed into the nostrils,spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a enre follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Large Size # 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 centa.
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f ;3
lA Johnston's Ij
Beef. Iron and Wine
a Eost T'.nic k j
and ? k
A Blood Purifier. »j
>1 Price, 50c pint. f &
L« Prepared and yA
9 A sold only at k «
$ Johnston s
l] Crystal p
N Pharmacy.
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al fi
9i R. >l. LOGAN.. Ph. O . S,
106 N. Main gt.. Butler, Pa
r B«.' li 'Phonrs .w
Pj* Everything in the
drug line.
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Stop That Cough
A fjood many people have
'bought that a cough did i't
amount to much —most excellent
people whose friends were soir}'
to lose them.
Now don't make this mistak
a cough i.s the first step toward
serious and often fatal sickness;
stop it right there.
Our White Pine and Red
Spruce Cough Balsam in 25c
bottles, has proved a marvelous
cough stopper.
It always relieves, and except
in most desperate cases it always
Sold at
Reed's Pharmacy
Cor. Main and Jefferson Sts.. Butler, Fa
Necessary Trifles
111 spring jewelry comprise many articles
tbat can't be done without. Hat pins,
brooches, link buttons, and scarf pins
are some of the indispensables; also an
immense stock of watches, chains and
rings, comprising all the new and up-to
date designs just received. Kodaks,
Cameras, Photo Supplies, Washburn
Mandolins, Guitars, Columbia, Edison
and Victor Talking Machines are also to
be found in our stock.
Jeweler and Graduate Optician
Next to Court House
Office near C«urt House.
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I? Copyright, 1901, by Charles VV. Hooke. 50
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"Tirr.lFT. 110 :ATIO, THRIFT."
~\)riE next mornlne's pa
-if ta * |. rs contained lnler-
IpN'y M views with Dr. Illalr
1r- '-r- %v ' l ' c ' l ' ,e stated in
Fa B ~ I tiie most positive man
'i ncr tljat tl,c m J' ster '"
i :'V. £ '~y oils woman was not
---'——-—— Miss Machine. Tiiis
did not have the effect of taking Bren
da entirely out of print, but it inspired
all the newspaper writers with cau
tion. for. though some of them were
not able to believe that Blair was tell
ing the truth, it was impossible to over
look the fact that he was the only wit
The most serious of the immediate
results of this publication was experi
ence*] by Or. Blair himself about 10
o'clock in the forenoon, when he receiv
ed a tail from Captain Neale. The cap
tain seemed not to be representing the
department upon this occasion, for he
was in the dress of a private citizen.
Even his shoes were different from a
policeman's characteristic footwear.
As the apparel evidently was not worn
for purposes of disguise, it might be
assumed that Mr. Neale had come upon
n personal errand.
When admitted to Dr. Blair's office,
ho first showed interest in all the doors
opening from the room; then he be
stowed a moment's attention upon some
of the doctor's effects which had been
collected as if to be packed in a large
"Going away?" inquired Neale.
"Move," responded Blair.
"What foi ?"
"You've succeeded in spoiling my
practice around here," was the reply.
"I am not more modest than other doc
tors, but the kind of conspicuousness
which comes from having a uniformed
policeman call at the house every ten
minutes is not a good advertisement.
So I have engaged other quarters."
"I would like to tell you that it's none
of your business," said Blair, "but that
wouldn't prevent you from finding out.
I'm going up town."
And he gave the address, which the
captain ostentatiously noted down.
Having done this, he looked Blair in
the eye and said:
"I don't know whether you're going
or not."
"Make your mind easy," replied the
doctor. "I am."
"You're an important witness in this
case," said the captain, "and I want
you where 1 can get my hands on you."
"Well, I'm not going far."
The captain screwed up his queer
eyebrows In his own peculiar fashion.
"It's my opinion," said he, "that
you're going to the house of detention."
Blair looked uneasy, but he mustered
a smile.
"The house of detention Is for the
poor," he said. "It is for people who
will stand being imprisoned six months
or a year for nothing without making
any fuss about it."
"You're poor enough, my friend," re
plied the captain, "and I'll see that you
don't make any fuss. I've got a story
all fixed up that will keep you quiet."
Blair let the lid of the trunk fall
heavily and then sat down on top of it.
"Well, you needn't tell me what it is,"
he said. "I'll take your word for it
that it's a good one. In short, you in
tend to ruin me in this town."
The captain put his hand into his
pocket in a way that made Blair nerv
ous, but it was nothing more formida
ble than a piece of chewing tobacco
that appeared. Neale nodded slowly
as he bit off a piece.
"From the beginning of this case,"
said the doctor, "I have been totally
unable to understand your game. What
is it?"
"My game," replied the captain, "is
to take good care of Joseph Neale."
"Well." said Blair, "what have 1
done to prevent it?"
"Ever hear the story of the beggar
who asked the professional charity
man for a dime?"
"I don't remember it," said the doc
"The charity man said: 'Go over on
the other side of the street. I'm work
ing this side.' "
Blair appeared to ponder deeply upon
the significance of this ancient tale in
the present situation.
"Look here," said the captain sud
denly. "You saw Brenda Maclane com
ing out of that house, and you had
sense enough to keep still until you
found out where you stood. That was
all right. You found out, right away,
what kind of a father she had, and you
knew that your information was worth
money. Now, don't jump. I've looked
you up, and I've found out that you're
not above that sort of thing. Very
well; few of us are, but when you
found out that I was 'on' you ought to
have done one of two things—quit or
let me iu."
Blair drummed on the trunk with
his fingers.
"I thought you were after Alden," he
"I'm after 'em both."
"Do you still believe there's anything
in Alden's story of money?" queried
Blair, eying the other shrewdly.
Neale nodded emphatically.
"But we'll leave that for a minute,"
he said. "In the matter of Maclane I
let you go on, merely showing you that
I was keeping close track. I didn't
suppose you'd jump so quick."
"What do you mean?"
The captain shook a big forefinger In
Blair's face.
"You went to Maclane's house last
evening," he said. "Then you gave out
that interview." And the big forefinger
came very close to Blair's nose as the
captain added, "How much did you
Blair's lean and deeply lined face
was suddenly moistened with perspira
tion. He sprang up sidewise from the
trunk and walked around the far end
of the table.
"This Is getting personal," he said at
last, with a nervous laugh that scarce
ly passed beyond a contortion of the
"I'll make it personal for you, my
friend," he said. "In fact, I'll land
you behiud the bars before I'm done
with you. This is blackmail."
Blair laughed aloud.
"Blackmail is a dreadful sin," he
said, "and nobody knows it better than
you do."
Neale did not see fit to reply. He
watched Blair carefully as the latter
paced up and down gnawing his lips.
"Captain," said the doctor, pausing
suddenly and fa<-lug about, "bow much
uiotic.v can you raise?"
Ncaio's eyebrows tuok the shape of
Inverted Vs. and beneath them his
eyes li.oked like dots because of the
contract ion in the corners.
"AVhat are you trying to get at?" he
demanded. "You mean something.
What is it?"
A sudden shivering seized Blair, so
that his jaws eo tld be seen to shake.
Indeed they could be heard. He cross
ed to a locker on the wall, from which
lie took a small bottle containing a
thick and dark lluid. This he raised
to his lips, shuddering at the taste'of
it. But lie seemed to be benefited in
the matter of self command.
"Nerve medicine?" said Xeale. "I
don't think you need it."
"You told me," replied Blair slowly,
"that I ought to quit or let you in. I've
decided to do the latter."
"Right!" said the captain, with em
phasis. "How much did you get?"
"The little money that I got from
Maclane doesn't amount to anything,"
responded Blair. "I got something
Neale stretched out his hand with a
quick motion and laid it upon Blair's
shoulder, to that individual's great sur
prise. for he thought himself far out
of reach. They stared at each other
with equal intensity.
"Can you be square?" said Blair as if
he were consulting an oracle and not
the man at whom be was looking. "Is
there any way to make you? I believe
there is. And you've got the money
"I've always got plenty of money for
a good thing." said Xeale. "Now, speak
up. Did Alden tell Maclane?"
Blair shook off the hand upon his
shoulder by the exercise of great agili
ty. and then he strode across the room
to a desk, from which lie took a small
blankbook and a stylographic pen. He
opened the bcok upon the table and
wrote his name on the first page, with
a word or two after it; then he looked
at Neale, holding the pen toward him.
The captain nodded, and he also wrote
in the book. Upon the page there then
appeared this:
, ... - Eoual Partners.
"My friend," said the captain, "you
ask me if I can be square. Well,
there ain't nobody that can be squarer
than what I can, and you'll find tbat
out if you stick to me and don't try to
get funny nor play no tricks."
If Blair's acquaintance with Neale
had been more intimate, be would
have recognized sincerity in this re
dundancy of negatives. The reporters
who have followed Neale's career as
sert that ho once put seven into ore
short sentence while engaged in de
nouncing a certain well known re
former. As a rule, however, his lan
guage was not grossly inaccurate. In
this instance it was the ring of the
words that appealed to Blair. He took
up the book and wrote upon the page
that bore the names, his position being
such that the captain could not see
what was set down.
"Now, my esteemed business asso
ciate," said Blair, laying down the
book, "this Is the English of the mat
ter—Alden has told Maclane where
he was that afternoon and Maclane
has told me. I didn't go up there to
get the secret: I went for a little cold
money. Circumstances had made it
agreeable to me to put Miss Maclane
out of this case, and as 1 was going
to do it anyhow it occurred to me
that I might as well be paid for it"
"It's a pleasure to be iu business
with a man like you," said Neale, with
a grin. "How much was the touch?"
"Only $2,000," replied Blair. "It is a
loan. I told him a pitiful story of mis
fortune and mentioned that I was
being hounded by the police. Well,
he's had a little of that himself. He
sympathized with me, and when I said
I wanted to move, take a better office
and all that he very kindly consented
to help me out. As to his daughter, I
told him frankly that I believed she
was the woman I had seen, but that
I had no idea she was directly con
cerned iu the crime. 1 believed that
ehe had gone to that house, had seen
c n i
He looked at Neale.
Alden there and that she knew him to
be guilty; in short, that she was Aiden's
accessory after the fact, making them
joint holders of the secret and"—
"Equal partners, as we are," said
"Precisely," was the reply. "Such
being the case, I could not become a
third partner. In brief, I wouldn't
give out that interview which you saw
in the papers this morning until 1 was
sure Alden was innocent."
"Clever rascal!" said Neale.
"It was a sudden Inspiration with
me, I'll admit," responded Blair, "but
it worked. Of course I was a long
while getting at the facts, for at first
he wanted me to take his word, which
I gently but firmly declined to do.
Then, in the strictest eoulideuce, he
told me what I'm going to tell you
"This Is a big thing," he continued,
his face suddenly growing pale. "I'm
afraid you can't raise the money to
swing it, for it can't be done without
money. That's why I'm laying myself
open to you. It had to be somebody,
and the devil sent you in."
"I'm obliged to him," said Neale.
"Go on."
"Mr. Alden spent the critical time
that afternoon," said Blair, "in the of
fice of a gentleman named Marcellus
Hobsou. Ever Lear of him?"
"One of the smartest trust lawyers
in this country and a man worth mil
lions," said Blair. "And this is what
Aldea was doing there: He has organ
ized a combination of the companies
in his line of business."
"Alden has?" exclaimed Neale, amaz
"Yes, sir," responded Blair. "That
man Alden, the head of a little, totter
ing concern that is on the edge of
bankruptcy, has got all the big fel
lows iu line, and he stands to win
millions in the closing of the deal. It's
pouring money into this deal that has
put his own business where It Is. He
must wiu now or go to total ruin."
"Well, what's going to stop him?"
demanded Neale eagerly. "Where do
we come in?"
"He's" rounded them all up except
the Holbein Manufacturing company
of Newark," said Blair. "Without that
company in, the thing breaks and Al
den goes to smash. But on the day
when he sent that note to Miss Miller,
on the day when she was stabbed, Al
den got a verbal agreement with the
president of the Holbein company
which practically clinched the thing. It
clinched it except for just one chance
—there's an option out on the Ilolbein
business.- Some time ago a combination
WHS made to buy the works, and a le
gal option was taken. The price Is
so<X>,ooo. of which one-third must be
paid In cash fear days from this pres
ent date or the option is forfeited. It
will be forfeited, John Y. Bowen, the
banker, who was at the hflil of the
combination, has died, and the whole
thing has fallen through. The option
is in the hands of Bowen's son, who
has been trying *o push the thing
along, but hps now dropped It. We
must buy that option."
"Why doesn't Alden buy It?"
"He is making a gamble. If the op
tion lapses, he can get the concern for
half a million. The Holbein people
know nothing of the trust scheme.
They think Alden merely represents
j capita l seeking an investment. They
fire all old men in the company and
willing to -ell out. But If new capital
and new men get hold of the concern
it can be forced into Alden's trust on a
valuation of a clean million, and there's
a profit of $400,000 for us."
Nenle twisted a newspaper into rags
with his gigantic hands.
"This thing needs investigating," he
i naid. "and there Isn't much time."
"Investigating?" echoed Blair. "If
old Duncan Maclane says it's all right,
do you suppose there's anv doubt about
"Why doesn't he buy In?" queried
Neale and then answered his own ques
tion. "I see. He can't. He's got It
confidential from \lden. It wouldn't
4o for him to show ur> with the proper
ty. But you're talking big money, and
we mustn't go too fast."
"Don't you see," said Blair, speaking
slowly, but in a voice thick with ex
citement, "that all we've got to do Is
to buy the option l Show un with that
on Mie day before It «xpires, and you'll
never *>ave to put up the $200,000 of
purchase money. You'll only have to
prove tliJit you can. Alden will have to
settle at your own figures. If he does
not, his game Is up. By heavens, we
can take more than half the profits of
this transaction right out of his hands."
"But where'll Alden get the money to
settle with us?" demanded the captain.
"We can't take no promises."
"That option closes the deal," said
Blair. "With the deal closed, Alden
cpn command all the money he wants,
for the thing will go right Into the
hands of a trust company to be
"Then why hasn't Alden bought the
option himself? You say it's a gam
"Not altogether that. Young Bowen,
so Maclane said, hates Alden and has a
suspicion of what's up. He has turned
down certain parties because he sus
pected Alden was back of them. But
you can bring him to terms. All he'll
want to know Is that you don't repre
sent Alden."
"If it's old John Y. Bowen's son,"
said Neale, with a smile, "I reckon I
can fetch him. I happen to have a
hitch or two there. He's a pretty live
ly boy."
"Then the thing Is as good as done,"
responded Blair.
Neale took a turn around the room.
"I'll go and see Bowen this after
noon," he said, "and if this thing works
I'll make Alden holler. I'm no friend
of his after that little affair the other
day. This will cut that honeymoon
Journey of his down a trifle, I'm think
ing, when little Elsie Miller gets welL
By the way. Blair, you owe me a thou
Blair took an enormous, ragged pock
etbook from the inside of his waist
coat aud paid the money. Then he re
traced the wallet and showed Neale
the additional writing that he had put
into the blankbook. Above the part
nership agreement was this:
For the purchase of the Uolbein Manufacturing
company and further operations on Information
furnished by A. Q. B.
"I don't see how you happen to be
poor," said Neale, regarding the other
Blair ground his hands together.
"It's the start," he said, "the cursed
money to make the first move. 1 never
could get these ten talons on it."
"There's something in that," rejoined
Nenle. "I hope you've got a safe place
for that book. 1 shouldn't care to have
It printed In the newspapers after this
game is over. I've got a pretty strong
)nit, but it won't stand everything."
Blair went back to the desk, which
was a heavy, old fashioned affair, and
locked up the book in one of the draw
"And now, mv friend," said Neale,
"one final word. If you play any games
with me, I'll do a trick with you that
will wind you up. 1 have it on the
quiet that this Miller girl Is going to
die. Now. I've been turning up a little
evidence, making most of it myself out
of the raw goods, of course, and I can
make evidence that would hang a man
for a murder committed before he was
born. How would you like to have me
figure you out as the man that did this
deed V"
The breath went out of Blair's body
as if some one had struck him in the
regiou of his solar plexus.
"You're crazy!" lie gasped.
Nenle laughed softly
"1 went through her trunk," he said,
"and got some notes that you wrote to
her awhile ago It isn't generally
known that you were so well acquaint
ed "
"lsu't generally known?" echoed
Blair. "Why not? I lived in that house
for awhile. Certainly 1 knew her aud
took her out to dinner a few times.
But. holy heavens, why should 1 want
to kill her?"
"Well." said Neale. "there's the mon
"Nonsense! You know where the
money went, and you know who com
mitted this crime."
"I'erhaps 1 do," responded Neale,
with a grin; "but at any rate, please
remember that I have acted in your in
terests throughout."
Bla:r took him by the topmost button
of his sack coat.
"In the interests of Joseph Neale,"
be said. "My interests and those of
Justice haven't bothered you much.
Why, this case reminds me of the old
college football games 20 years ago.
Somebody kick id the ball once, and
then the boys began to fight, and no
body paid any attention to the ball aft
er that. Usually some mucker from
Ea*t Cambridge stole it, and the loss
wasn't discovered till after the game
was over."
"The football being the criminal, eh,"
said Neale. •"Just nominally a part of
the proceedings? Well, there may be
something in whft you say."
And he grinned serenely as he walk
ed backward toward the door.
An Ineruluui Homemade Device For
AKttatlnit the Liquid.
The agitators now In use are far
from perfect or satisfactory, especially
upon long, flat tanks, and unless they
are continually watched unequal dis
semination Is likely to result. It Is not
to be forgotten tljfit the liquid must be
kept in motion throughout the tank. It
Is not alone necessary that a current be
created near or around the opening into
tlie pump. For this reason the whirl
ing paddle is perhape the best, espe
cially if constructed with tilted blades,
something like a screw propeller. It is
a common practice nowadays to attach
a paddle to the pump handle, so that
the agitation may be maintained with
every stroke of the operator. At first
sight this seems to be a good plan, but
It Is really a mistake. If the paddle is
a satisfactory one, the labor to keep it
going will be far too great when added
to that of pumping, and in consequence
the one will interfere with the other.
Therefore it Is uot best to attempt to
couple the two motions.
Paris green, when used alone, is per
haps the only material which requires
continual agitation, and that, in the
opinion of the writer, is a serious ob-
Jectiou to its use, now that lighter
grained poisons have been found which
settle much more slowly and conse
quently do not need continuous agita
tion. If we omit parls green from con
sideration, the liquids now in general
use can be sufficiently stirred at short
Intervals, best while the rig is moving
from one tree to another. A separate
agitating device Is therefore preferable.
The operator can do more with the
few vigorous turns he Is then able to
give the agitator than is possible when
the motion Is dependent on the pump
handle. On large, flat tanks it Is prac
tically impossible to keep up a suffi
cient pressure and thorough agitation
with the same stroke by hand. Two
or three paddles are necessary, depend
ing, of course, upon the length of the
tank. These can be connected to a
lever on top, a few vigorous strokes of
which, at intervals, will suffice to keep
lip a very thorough dissemination
through the tank, says A. V. Stuben
rach of the Illinois station in a recent
report dealing with Important details
of spraying.
Merita and Method of Forcing Under
Glasa—Varieties Tested.
Dwarf tomatoes when trained to one
stem are believed to have great merit
as a greenhouse crop.
The requisites for forcing dwarf to
matoes under glass are practically the
same as for the tall growing varieties—
a night temperature of not less than
GO degrees, with 70 degrees or more
during the day. The soil should never
get very dry, and the house, as a gen
eral thing, should be kept moist.
The house adapted for forcing dwarf
tomatoes trained to one stem should
have considerable space overhead, rang
ing about eight feet.
Almost any good fertile greenhouse
soil is good for dwarf tomatoes. Add
liquid manure as the plants continue
to bear.
From data at hand the dwarfs come
to maturity fully as early as the tall
growing or standard tomatoes and on
account of their dwarf habit continue
in bearing for a much longer period,
with 'equal productiveness, before
reaching the glass.
All three varieties tested did well.
Named in order of productiveness in
the test, they were as follows: La
Cross Seedling, Dwarf Champion and
Golden Dwarf Champion.
A rather stiff trellis, like that made
from narrow board strips, is believed
)o be preferable to cord or string trellis
for training the dwarf tomatoes.
Hand pollination is thought neces
»ary for best results. The new method
rdopted by which the corolla and sta
mens are removed and used to polli
nate directly is believed to save much
time and simplify the work of hand
Where tall growing varieties of to
matoes, like the Lorillard, can be made
if success dwarf tomatoes under simi
lar conditions and trained to one stem,
we believe, will be found much more
productive, area for area, and hence
more profitable, when time Is taken In
to consideration. —F. William Rane,
New Hampshire.
Effect of Dishorning.
One writer In Rural New Yorker
claims that by dishorning bis calves
with caustic potash and using a dis
horned bull for feu years past he has
found the quality of his herd, high
grade Jersey, to have deteriorated very
much, and the poorest ones are those
that have been dishorned and are from
dishorned stock on both sides.
Keroiiene and Whale Oil Soap as
ttcil at the Maryland Station,
Experiences at the Maryland station
are thought to teach the following les
sons In regard to spraying for San Jose
Perhaps the most important fact de
veloped relates to the disastrous re-
Bults of spraying peach trees with a 20
per cent kerosene mixture when they
are perfectly dormant.
A 20 percent imxture%o | Vkeroßene ,
an«l water thoroughly applied between
the middle or latter part of Marcji and
tlie blossoming period gave generally
satisfactory results.
The tolmcco whale oil soap solutions
are likely to seriously Injure the foli
age if used sufficiently strong to de
stroy Che adult scale. A mixture of
one |>ouiid of soap to six gallons of wa
ter and 10 per cent kerosene gave good
Five per cent kerosene bas very little
effect on the scale; 10 per cent kills the
young and some adults; 15 per cent
kills the most of the insects; 20 per
cent evidently destroys all the Saff
Jose scale with which It comes In con
tact. Inasmuch as 20 per cent Is ef
fective, there seems to be no necessity.
| for applying any stronger mixtures.
Five per cent kerosene Is not likely
to injure the foliage; 10 per cent may
cause slight injuries to the foliage; 15
i per cent anil 20 per cent may produce
an increasing amount of Injury over
the 10 per cent, but not in proportion
i to the increased amount of kerosene
used. Trees that are weak from any
cause are more likely to be Injured by
the different proportions of kerosene
than go ml, strong trees are.
The danger from kerosene used suf
ficiently strong to destroy San Jose
scale, applied any time except when
i the trees are dormant, is insignificant
In comparison to the danger from the
; scale.
Kerosene in a 20 per cent mixture
, and stronger is much more destructive
to peach trees applied when the spray
will freeze to the trees than when the
i weather is warmer.
' Practically the same results are ob
tained when kerosene was applied dur
ing cloudy weather as when applied in
bright sunny weather.
Why Not Etch the Garden ToolaT
It is a very frequent source of an
noyance in the country and suburbs to
find that spades and other garden im
plements get lost, either because they
are mislaid and, bearing no name, can
not be returned to their owners or on
account of the action of unscrupulous
persons. This, of course, could easily
be avoided and often is by stamping
the name of the owner on the article,
but unless an iron brand is possessed
it is difficult to do this on the wood
work. Cutting the initials is a long
and unsatisfactory process. Under these
circumstances, therefore, one is sur
prised that the name Is not more fre
quently put on the metal part, as, for
Instance, at the back on the upper part
of the spade Itself. This could easily be
done by spreading beeswax over the
metal, scratching through the initials
and pouring nitric acid into the mold
so made. The thicker the beeswax, and
consequently the more nitric acid
which can be left on, the greater the
depth of the etching.
A Light, Eaar Working Saw,
The saw shown in the accompany
ing illustration is one that I made my
self, but did not have it patented, says
an American Agriculturist correspond
Since manufacturing it I have used
It extensively and consider it the fin
est working tool that can be produced
for the purpose. I have tried all of
them and know what I am talking
abont For pruning it is very satisfac
tory, as it works easier and is lighter
than any other saw I know of. As a
family meat saw it Is Just as good as
any butcher's saw. It can be used for
almost any purpose.
Wood Aahes.
Save all the wood ashes and keep
them dry. There is nothing better to
use on cucumber, melon and squash
vines. Put them on the hills when
you plant and also when the vines are
well up above ground. They act as a
fertilizer, as they furnish potash and
will aid in fighting the bugs that so
often destroy the young plants. Wood
ashes are also valuable in preventing
dry rot among tomatoes. Mixed thor
oughly with the soil before transplant
ing the young tomatoes, they will be
found a very good and valuable pre
ventive of dry rot.—Farm Journal.
Echoes From the Press.
The past season's experience has
conclusively shown the cauliflower
crop to be the most uncertain of any
on Long Island.
There is a fair outlook for green peas.
One of the very best apples for ex
port purposes is the York Imperial.
Iceburg Is a very early, tender let
tuce, adapted to sowing in the open
Let everything in the garden be plant
ed In long rows. The long rows make
It possible for us to do most of the
work with a horse.
Onion seed for growing, according to
the new onion culture, may be sown at
the close of March.
Peppers may be sown late In March.
Plant peas as soon as the ground can
be worked.
Sow spinach for an early crop.
Not Worth Mentioning:.
Financier—Putting through that rail
road deal netted me $200,000.
Wife—Your friend lost by it, didn't
"All he had. But, then, he only had
|20,000." —Brooklyn Life.
Savages, so far as known, are ex
empt from cancer.
Kept Her Eyes Open.
The first appearance on the stage of
Mrs. Kendal was at the early age of
five years. She played the part of a
blind child and frankly confessed that
Lit was not a success. Unwisely she
had been given a pair of new shoes
for the performance, and so great was
the child's delight in these that nothing
could induce her to keep her eyes shut,
us she should have done, and refrain
from taking stray peeps at her beau
tiful, shiny footgear.
What Be Saw.
Ad Irish teamster went to bis parish
priest in a great fright and told him
that he had seen a ghost on the church
wall as he passed it in the night.
"And what was it like?" asked the
"It was like nothing so much as a
big ass," said Patrick, wild eyed.
"Go home, Pat, and be easy," replied
the priest soothingly. "You've only
seen your own shadow."
Salt Litlte City Water.
There is flowing water in all the
streets of Salt Lake City, and little
creeks and rivulets run through many
of the yards of private houses. At
nearly every street corner there is a
flowing fountain. The city's water sup
ply tumbles down from the snow cap
ped mountains into streams of crystal
white, shining and cold as iQp.