Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 17, 1902, Image 1

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Thursday, Friday and Saturday. April 17, 18 and 19. d
5 You and Your Friends are Expected. £
1 Mail or Telephone orders receive* prompt attention #
m when accompanied by cash or satisfactory reference 0
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VA No-Not Orily the Ladies!
V 3 We Lave low Shoes for Patent Leather Bluchers
rM MEN, Patent Kid Blnchers WJ
sl BOYS and Patent Calf Lace. L
VA GIRLS as well, The slickest lot of m J
nKJQp B\BIES too! Shoes in forty States.
fa T ak e Your Choice! *«■ W„ M s2:s °' f]
Patent Leather Oxfords p]
kl Patent Kid Bluchers _ Tfl
fA Vlci Kid Colonials Take Your Choice
LJ| Velour Calf Sembrich Ties WA
W2 Wax Calf Oxford Button
M Welt Soles or Turn Soles »»« £» £|J Pi
fA 75c to $3.00. but it is the only place
L'V to buy the newest and smartest styles. W A
y j We get uiore style and more wear into our shoes at a given
L V price than any one else yon know of. W A
kl Heavy Shoes for Farmers and Mechanics made to stand a lot of r 4
j A mauling and scraping, bat GOOD LOOKERS and plenty of toe
MB room, 95c to #3.00.
[i 1 Huselton's. °c j
II be fit. Lf
fA The most satisfactory Wj
Shoe Store in Butler. VA
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A great collection of dainty,' attractive and stylish goods for
a Waists and Suits The styles and coloring are prettier than ever and OT
the fabrics more varied ia
M Fine Ginghams 10c and 12} c, Best «« inch Percale 12jc W
S Embroidered Chambray Madras 30c, Swiss Silk 20c. Mercerized Silk U
(ff Zephyr 25c, Mercerized Pongee 35c, Fancy Lace Stripes 36c, Fine Jr
U Madras Stripes 800, Uk
WHITE styles in fine Mercerized White
U> Goods and fine Madras for Waists. Dimities, India Linons and Sheer •
95 white materials of all kinds are here in abundance.
at Fine Mercerized Fabriea 25c. 80c, 40c and 50c. W
Fine Madras 20c and 25c.
■ India Linons ftyc to 50c,
tR By all odds the greatest assortment and V
values we have ever shown. Lace Curtains at 50c jgf
jCr£r!'j?) t° #l° 00 I ja 'r. Greatest assortment at #l, $2 and £'>.
11 ' Why bother with making when yon can bny the JR
finished garment at tbe cost of materials. Jfc
1 E' |C) l Gowns 50c. 75c, $1 00 and $1 50
Comet Covers 25c, 50c, 75c and #1 00 fit
Dtfiwere 25c, 50c, 75c and#l 00
p-. Skirts 50c, 75c, $1 00 and np. p
We sell the Nexv Idea 10c Paper Patterns.
Monthly fashion sheets free. ju
L. Stein & Son,*!
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J KY'l'H BROS. j
(Wall Paper! Wall Paper!;
| We are still giving away one of those handsome
I pictures with every room of wall paper.
Wall Paper, Books and Stationery,
351 S. Main St., Next to Post office.
o. Spring & Slimmer Weights
4 I Ar |\ E Have a nattiness about them that J]
vA /If \\ mark the wearer, it won't do to
/ (l\ \HF'I ("I e\ wear the last year's output. You
J NL K\_r JY* yj won't get the latest things at the
I F"7 fa stock clothiers either. The up-to
\/ l\*V «-</ 1 yji _ date tailor only tan supply them,
rv llt II V 7 y° u want not only the latest
I I w fill U things in cut and fit and work-
I J [//// ninuship, the finest in durability,
\ I 1 Jjl 11 where e'se can you get combica
. } I HI II tions, you get them at
G. F. KECK, Merchant tailor,
1«2 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler,P«
P «.V W li It
! Trains leave Butler for Alltsheny,
local time, at ti:2s, Vu, 0:20. ami 11:0.5
a. ill. and 4:00. and 3:53. p. tn Ibe 9:20
and 11:20 a. u. train-make the run in
1 hour and 30 miuut- s and the 4:00 train
in an hour alid a t .If Ihe H:OS a m
4:00 and 5:53 p m trains 'iiu-ct at
Gallery for points W •t. an'l the 1:40 as
far wwt as EllwCKvi
Trains leave Bn:le: r Bradford ar
9:30 a. m., and ('lari«>u at 5:15 p m
Trains arrive iu Butler from Alle
I gbeDV 9:08, i»:1 7 a m. and 1—: 1-i. 2:|->
4:55. 7:07 and 7:45 p tn: and from the
! North at 9:05 a m huil 3:50 p. m
The Theatre Train. Tuesdays. Thnrs
days and Satnrdu; s leav-.-.- Allepheny at
11:30 p. m.
On Sundays trains leave Butler t *r
Allejjbeny at :05 a m >in<3 "> 53 p.m..
and for the west at 4:<)0 p in.: and ; r
rive at 9:17 a.m. and 4:5-> and 7:07 p in
is is A: i' i: k
7:30 a in. local for Punssnt' ney
and all iiiteroiediate stations
10:12 a m express for Buffalo and
5:21 local for Pnnx'y and D;i Boi- and
ail stations.
11:22 p. m. express for Buffalo and
with sleepers.
Trans arrive at Butler, and t:o oti to
Allegheny at 6:15 anil 9:47 a. m. and
5:34 p. in. Tra:n 21 lroni Puns v arrives,
ai 7:35 a. in. ind stops here.
The 10:12 express wili stop at Craigs
ville. Ech'j and Dayton on signal.
13 Time table in effect Nov. 17, 1901.
One hour slower than town time.
nrotli ward. Daily eXMpt Sunday. Southward
Bead np) (Bead down)
2 111 11 STAT!"- - 1 '' H
f M I' M P M" «i. A-.V. >'
, H 10 1 "2 Krle 5 65 12 1.
5 11l 12 40 Fairview fi 1 -■ 12 : '
5 31 12 '24 Girard 6 30 12 4
5 45 1 53 ur. .Conneaut . ..ar b 22 1 o.'
1 11 05 lv.. Conneaat. .It 6 21) 11 D 3
5 13 1- 05 Cnnvrllle 6 50 I
5 10 12 00 AH'i'.u « 55 1 I'J
4 iVi 11 47 S|.riugU>io ' 1" 1 -
4 50 11 41 OonneatilvUle 7 K> 1 y
4 30 11 20 Meadville Junct.. 7 35 1 5-
5 2s 11 58 ar. . Meadville.. ar 8 12 2 3 n
3 42 10 37 lv.. Meadville.. ,lv >• 20 1 1"
5 0311 30ar..Con. Lak»..ar 7 4.*> 2
4 10 11 05 1»..C0n. I-akn..lv 6 47 1 3<
4 '■>- ar.. Lineeviile ..ar
It ' lv "7 20
1 14 11 0»> Hartetown 7 49! 2 07
4 OS 11 111 Adani-rille .1 7 55; 2 12
3 55,10 52 Osgood i .18 05 12 22
0 10 3 52 10 45 Greenville 6 001 8 13 2 30
6 l\> 3 40 lo 4" Sheiiango 6 00 8 20 2 3'
5 44 3 Si 10 2<i Kradonia fi 23 fg 33 2 55
5 2!) iOB 10 ()6 Mercer '• 40; 847 3 13
5 24' 3 03 10 01 Houston Junction *i 45j H 52 3 18
5 07 2 4 7 9 43 Grove City 7 05 9 10 3 37
4 54 237 932 HarrisTlllc ... 7 15 I 3 48
4 47 2 31 9 25 lira noli ton | 7 23: 9 26 355
5 »)' 10 10 ar.. .Milliard... ar 10 10 530
2 30 0 lo 1t... Milliard. ..lv tH 1 2 30
4 43 J 28 9 17 Keister 7 T 3
4 28 -'ls a 01 Euclid 7 43 4 i.{
4 00 1 50 8 30 Duller i 8 10 10 00 4 45
2 20 12 15. 7 Oil Allegheny ] 9 45,11 25. « 30
' pm i r.m : a.m. Ia m |»m.
Train 12. leaving Grove City 5.25 a. m.,
Mercer 5:4«. Greenville 6:32, Conneautvllle
7:32, Albion 7-49. arrives at Erie 8:47 a. m.
Train 13, leaving Erie 4:15 j). rn. Albion
5:25, C'onneadtville 5:40. Greervllle 0:40
E. D. Comstock.
\V. R. TURNER. Gen. Pass Agt,
Tkt Agt, Butler, Pa Pittsburg, Pa
Win field It It Co Time Table
In effect December 2d, 1901.
Leaves Weat Winfield B*oo. 3 00
" IV'glfSVille 8 l'l 310
" I ron bridge 82" 320
" Winiield Junction 8 •MM 3 -i- r >
* 4 iahc 8 4)1 .1 4.»
" Butler Junction " 3.V
Leave Allegheny .til '? I?
" Butler Junction 10 00 440
•• l.aiie 1 10 05 445
" W infield Junction 10 1* 45C
» Iron Bridge I" 25 505
Arrive Weat Winfiel.l 10 45 5 25
Train" stop at Lane and Iron Bridge only on Hag to
take on or leave off |tae*«igere.
Trains Connect at Butlai Junction will).
Traiun limtward lor Kreejxjrt, Vandergrift and
Blair*ville Intersection.
Trains Weetwaril f<r Natrona, Tarentum and All*-
Traius Northward lor Sazonliurg, Delano hi..l Butler.
General Manager.
Schkdulk M ErrrcT Feb. 20, 1902
A. M A.M. A.M. P. M. P. .>1
BUTLER Leave ft 25 8 00 10 50 2 35 1 35
Saxonburg Arrive 6 54 H 29 11 15 300 5 03
Butler J miction.. 44 7 27 8 53 11 40 3 25 5 29
Butl'-r Junction...Leave 7 31 8 53 11 52 3 25 5 29
Natrona Arrive 7 40 9 ol 12 01 3 34 5 39
Tareutum 7 44 9 07 12 08 3 42 5 44
Spriugdale 7 52 9 16 12 19 3 52,15 f»2
Clare mont 9 30 12 38 4 Mi 6 lift
Sharpsburg .. 8 11 9 3<» 12 48 4 12 ft 1:J
Altaian j.... . 824 9481024 25 6 24
A.M. A.M. P.M. P. M P.M.
SUNDAY TRAINS.—Leave Butler fur Allegheny
City and principal intermediate stations at 7:30 a m.,
•uid 5:00 p. m.
A.M. A.M. A. M. P. M. P. M
Allegheny 01 ■*y .leave 6 45 m 45 10 45 3 lo 6 10
Sharyabarg... 6 57 8 57 10 67 »3 22<r6 22
Ciaremont 1104
SpriiiK'luie 11 18 .... f» 99
Tareutum 725 924 11 28 3 4ft ft 48
Natrona 7 iJO 9 38 11 34 3 5' ft 53
Butler Junction.. Arrive 7 3", J 37 11 4.t 3 58. 7 02
Butler Junctiou... .leave 7 45 9 40 12 1H 4 lz 7 'K
Saxorjbnrg 8 14 10 0? 12 41 4 41 7 ll
BUTLKB arrive 8 38 10 32 1 10 5 13 7 53
A.M.! AM. P. M. P. M. P. V
SUNDAY TRAINS. —Leave Allegheny City for But
ler and priucipal intermediate stations at 7:10 a m. and
9-30 p. w.
Weeks Day*. Sunday N
A. M. A. M. P. M. A. M. 1* SI
BrrLr.a W 62510 50 235 7M) 500 '
Butler J'ct ar 72711 4o 325 820 550
Butler J'ct lv 73711 43 358 821 8 11
Keeport ar 7 4111 4ft 403 825 Blt
KnkiiniiietaM J't " 747 11 50 4OH 829 H H
Leecliburg " BnoU 02 4 841 8
Pan I ton (Apollo) " 821 12 22 ♦42 85- 850
SaltuMirg " 86112 49 5 1<» 9 211 9 Ift
BlitiritviMe „ 921 120 543 9b> 945
Blairsvillf lut " 9 .'.O 1 :ti 552 10 00
Altooiia *' '1 H6' .... 850 150 . ..
flarrlxburK. " 310 .... 100 ft 45
Philadelphia " ft 2:4 . 4 25 10 17 ....
P. 11.| A. M., A M. P M. P. M
Tlirough trains for the east leave Pitl*burg (Union
Station), AM follows;
Atlantic RX proas, daily 3:00 A M
Pennsylvania Limited 44 7:15 4
Day Expreim, 44 7:30 44
Main Line K*pr©», 44 8:00 44
l(arrii*T>urg Mail, 44 12 46 F.M
Express daily 4:49 44
Ph ila lei ph in Ex press, ... . . ...4:50 41
Ka«t»rn Kxpruss, '* 7:10 44
Kast Line, 4 9 00 44
Pittsburg Limited, rlaily, for Nea York, Balti
more and WashiugU>n only 10:00 44
Philad'a 34ail, Sundajn oruy 8:-10 A.M
Kr»r Atlnntir Tjty Delaware River Kridge, all
rail route) 8:00 a.m. daily and !I «K) p.m. daily.
Buffalo and Allegheny Valley Division
Trains leave KiMkiminetaH Junction as follows: —
For Buffalo, 9.56 a. ID . and 11-35 P- "»• daily, witfc
through parlor and Hleeping cars.
For Oil City, 7.4 ft, 9.5 ft a. m., 2..'i8, 6.15 and 11.35 p.
m. week-days. Sunday**, 9.5 ft a. n»., ft.ls and 11.35 p.m.
For R<vl Bank, 7.46, 9.5 ft, 11.17 a. m., 2 :'.B, ft.ls,
and 11.35 p. m. week-days. Sundays, 9.5 ft, 10.49 a. m.,
ft. 15 and 11.35 p. m.
For Kittatining, 7.4 ft, 9.32, o.sft, 11.17 a. m., 2.38,5.35,
ft.ls, 7.34, 9.34, and 11.35 p. m. u»*ek-days. Suudavs,
U. 56, 10.49 a. m., 6.1 r », 10.4p, and 11.35 p. m.
44 r" stoj* on signal to tako on lor Taren
tum and jioiiiUi beyond.
Foi detailed information, apply t«> ticket agent er
nddresn Tbos. E. Watt, Pass. Agt. Weeterii District,
Corner Fifth Avenu** and Smithlield Street, Pittsburg,
'Jen«-r«.l » ' r
Eyes Examined Free of Charge
Jeweler and Graduate Optician
I ' Next Door to Court Hou»e. Butler, Po.
In every town j
f and village fj
£ may be had, |
MI Mica
Hfe§ Axle [
# r Grease
Maa . that makes your
•ark 4 horses glad.
——g——CMHaK<yr gjfc
Nasal ><3ySN.
c'.eanscp, soothes and heals
the diseased membrane.
It cureß catarrh and drives
away a cold in the head
Cream Ralm is placed into tho nortrils, spreads
over tiie membrane and is absorbed. Eel ef is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does
n * produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cent*.
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Beef. Iron and Wine N
M rA
U «
L J is ihe F(
Wm Best Tunic »
i' $ Bleed Purifier.
Price, 50c pint. F <
L v Prepared and W
W2 sold only at
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4Johnston s H
n Crystal N
3 Pharmacy.
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jj>2 K. .M. LOGAN, Ph. O .
. **> Manager, & i
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f A 10fl N. Slain St., Butler, I'a "jf
V Both' Phones W J
Everything in the | \
drug line. r A
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Stop That Cough
A good many people have
thought that a cough did i'c
amount to much—most excellent
people whose friends were sorry
to lose them.
Now don't make this mistake—
a cough is 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.
always relieves, and except
in most desperate cases it always
Sold* at
Reed's Pharmacy
Cor. Main and Jefferson Sts.. Butler, Pa
Goehring Keck
For No. i Huilding-Blocks,
All kinds of Mill-Feed,
No. i Seed Oats,
Chilled Plows and
Fine Groceries
Go to
The Extension l ; ccd Store,
Near the P. & W. Station,
Goehring Keck.
Eugene Morrison
Special attention xiven to
| Office aud Shop,
Rear of Ralston's Store,
Resilience No 119 Cliff St.
People's Phone 451.
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the time Tchcn
Or. Blair and Captain
Me 1 | N\;«le were conclnding
B 'j their small matter of
S hnsitifss Detective El-
inend rf was waiting
V**T, In Alden's office, hav-
[ng rearon to believe
that he would make a flying visit there
during the forenoon. This expectation
was realized, for Alden entered bur- I
rtedlv about 11 o'clock.
He greeted Elnyndorf in very friend
ly fashion, the detective meanwhile as
suming a somewhat apologetic air.
"I i-.ate to bother you," he said, "aNout j
my troubles wbeu you certainly have j
plenty of your own, but there is a lit- j
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, 1
He cxiirnlnc'J the hrrnk i.i the chntr
tie matter, not connected with this case
at all, that you can help me about if
you feel like it—at leasts I thiuk yon
"With all the pleasure in life," re
sponded Alden. "I feel like helping ev
erybody, with one exception."
And as he spoke the last words his
hand, that had been resting upon the
back of a.chair, closed with a sudden,
convulsive movement and ripped one
of tlie wooden rungs out of its fasten
Eluicndorf slowly crossed the room
and expmined the break iu the chair.
"If you got hold of the gentleman in
ouestion." said he, "I think he would
never come "to trial. By the way, I
sm pleased to learn thnt Miss Miller
Is doing well this morning."
Alden tapped his broken chair as if
it had represented the Individual to
whom IClmendorf had vaguely referred.
"That doesn't let him out, however,"
he said "But tell me what I can do
for you."
"Did you have some dealings at one
time with a firm of the name of How
ard & Bain?"
"I believe 1 did," replied Alden.
"They failed and skipped."
"Have yofl any documents bearing
the firm's signature by either partner?"
asked El'tiendoi f.
"Yes; • have one." said Alden, "but
1 don't know ju«t where it is. I'll look
through my desk. John"—addressing
Robinson, who sat in his usual place—
"do yon know where that contract Is?"
Robinson replied In the negative, and
Alden pulled out the contents of some
drawers and pigeonholes in a vnin
search. Finally lie came to one little
drawer which Mr. IClmendorf had once
"Here's the contract," he said, "and—
Hello, here's something of yours,
And he tossed an envelooe across to
Robinson's desk. Robinr.on glanced at
it hastily and out it Into his pocket.
Elmendorf appeared to be busy with
th« old contract which Alden had
banded to him. and, having received
permission to keep it for a few days,
lie put the useless document into his
".lack," said Alden, "will you ask
Mr. Willett to come in here?"
Willett was the firm's accountant.
Robinson walked toward the door, and
as lie did so Elmendorf half rose from
bis chair and then sat down again.
The accountant presently appeared.
He received some memoranda from Al
den and went out again. There was
on Interval of silence, while Elmendorf
devoted himself to the enjoyment of a
large cigar and Alden Jotted down fig
ures on a slip of paper.
"Wonder what's become of Robin
son," said Alden at last.
The detective offered no opinion
ttpon this point, and Alden stepped to
the door and glanced into the large
room. Elmendorf heard some one say
iu response to a question that Robiu
eon had gone out. Alden seemed an
noyed as ho returned to his desk,
where he hastily wrote a note to Rob
"Now," be said, "I'm going up
"St. Winifred's?" queried Elmen
"I shall call there about 1 o'clock."
"It you'll go over to the Antor House
with me," said Elmendorf, "and wait
about three minutes while I transact
a little business, I'll go up with you,
and we can talk on the way. There
are a few questions that I'd like to
ask after I've straightened them out
in my own mind a bit."
Alden saw nc objection to this ar
rangement, and so they walked over
to the old hotel together. Elmendorf
glanced at his watch as they entered
and then approached the attendant In
charge of the telephone booths In tho
"There will be a call for Mr. Elmen
dorf from Philadelphia In about a
minute," be said, "I am the man."
The call came within the Interval
stated, aud Elmendorf entered the
booth, where he gave the customary
greeting, which was returned in a fa
miliar voice.
"I've got track of your man over
hero," said the voice. "R. appears to
l-e his rial name; didn't suppose it
v/as. lie was iu trouble over here a
little more than a yevr ago and had to
get out of town; borrowed some
money on bogus security." And tho
voice furnished a few details of the
transaction. "He has been trying to
stralghteii It out lately ami Is not in
danger -.t arrest here; has been over
several times. There are rumors that
lie got Into similar trouble in Wash
ington. t)iit I'm not down to that yet.
, One man who knows ititu here t+militi
he bad letters from a girl named Mil
ler; doesn't know whether she was
on the stage or anything about her, in
fact: Isn't even sure o r the name, but
I'm going to get more information
about that. As to other inquiries,
nothing as vet. but will write you this
"All right." responded Elmendorf. '
"Hustle, old man. This thiusr is get- !
ting pretty ripe over hero. And, re
member. this is personal business; it
isn't official. 1 may want to cover the
whole matter up."
"The man is no good, 1 guess." said
the voice.
"I don't enre anything about the
man." rejoined Elmendorf. "or tiie
other one either. It's the girl I'm
interested iu. Nothing is too good for
her or ever was, and if the worst
conies I want to be iu a position to
wring somebody's neck and wring it
bard. 1 don't know whose It will be
yet. How about the records V"
"Nothing in sielit."
"Well, there must be somewhere. Mr
Tantalus has got to be accounted for.
Much obliged to you. Goodby."
Elmendorf rejoined Alden, who In the
meantime had engaged a hansom.
"Your secretary, Robinson, seems to
be a handy man," said Elmendorf after
some desultory conversation.
"He's very obliging," replied Alden.
"Perfectly honest, I suppose?"
"Never knew anything to the contra
ry," said Alden. "He doesn't handle
any money."
"He handled ,?.jOO the other day,"
suggested Elmendorf.
"But he didn't know It," replied Al
den. "1 don't mean to imply anything
against Robinson, but I know very lit
tle about him, aud I never trust a man
any further thap I know him. I never
trust a man with money unless I know
the money side of him. It is possible
to be a good, straight fellow about ev
erything else and have a weakness
"I should think you ought to be a
pretty good business man." said Elmen
"I suffer from the same trouble that
you have," replied Alden; "I'm too hon
"There's nothing honest about me,"
protested Elmendorf gloomily. "It's
my luck; I never have a chance. By
the way," lie added, changing his tone,
"Robinson knew Miss Miller quite well,
didn't he?"
"Only through me," answered Alden.
"I used to get liim to take messages to
her house quite often. It was conven
ient; he lived near by."
"Yes," said Elmendorf. "They told
me at t*ie house that he came quite of
ten. I>o you remember the first note
with her name on it that you ever gave
him? Well. 1 happen to know that he
took It to your bookkeeper, Willett, and
asked who Miss Miller was. He seem
ed to be quite Interested. Afterward
he told Willett that lie was mistaken in
supposing that ho knew Miss Miller.
It was another girl of the same name."
"If you are trying to work .Tack Rob
inson into this case," said Alden, "you
lire a long way off the track."
Elmendorf protested that he had no
inich Intention, adding that lie bad no
rational theory of the case and never
expected to have one.
When they entered St. Winifred's,
they met Dr. Kendall, who had just
come from a visit to Elsie. He led
them into his own room.
"I'm sorry to tell you," he said to
Alden, "that Miss Miller is not quite so
well just now. I wouldn't advise see
ing her. Mr. Robinson delivered your
"What message? When?" demand
ed Alden.
"lie was here about half an hour
ago," said Kendall, with increasing
alarm as he noted the manner of the
others "He said it was something
very important from you, and after
consulting with Miss Machine I let him
speak with Miss Miller iu private for a
few minutes. I thought she seemed
comewhat disturbed afterward, but she
told us that the matter was of small
"I know nothing whatever about it,"
exclaimed Alden. "1 did not send him
here and had uo idea he was coming."
He turned to Elmendorf with a
sharply questioning glance.
"Well, you can search nic," said f be
"You mean that you know nothing
about it?" asked Kendall anxiously.
"Less than nothing," responded El
mendorf, "aud I'm giving you straight
goods too."
There was a knock at Kendall's door,
and he admitted a nurse, who said that
Miss Machine wished to see him. lie
did not wait to speak a single word,
but hurried away. Alden tried to get
au explanation from the nurse, but she
professed to have none.
For nearly an hour the two men
waited with impatience, which finally
passed Alden's p over of endurance.
"I must get some word from her," ho
said after much pacing of the floor.
"Tliare must be serious danger or he
would not stay so long."
Elmendorf pointed out the obvious
possibility that Kendall might long
since have answered Miss Machine's
summons and have gone upon any of
a hundred other duties, but Alden
would not be thus quieted. lie went
out to the office to ask In what way he
could communicate with the doctor,
and within a minute after his depar
ture Kendall entered the room.
He had a large glass Jar in his hand,
which seemed to contain milk. This
be set down upon the table and Imme
diately touched an electric button.
"How Is she?" asked Elmendorf in a
tone betraying the most earnest solici
"Better, better," replied Kendall. "I
think there's no longer any danger.
Where Is Mr. Alden?"
"No longer any danger!" exclaimed
Elmendorf, ignoring tho question.
"Has there been any?"
"Well," said Kendall, "she fainted
"Tho first time was Just before yon
came up," said Kendall. "Don't say
anything about this. We had just giv
en her a little luncheon, and, I thought
perhaps she might have had some smttf'
stomach trouble; oppresses the heart
sometimes, you know. But I don't like
this second attack Heart failure after
the injury and the nervous exhaustion
wouldn't be the most unlikely thing in
the world, you know. Ah! Come here,
'fciic hkwt W(Mtls wore oddreaswO to a
youth in uniform who had answered
the doctor's ring. Kendall gave him
some money and whispered to him near
the door When he turned, as George
departed, he saw Elmendorf rtaoding
rigid, with his blue eyes unusually
wide open. t
"Whrt do you want of two white
mice?" he demanded.
"Really, now"— Kendall began.
"Look here." interrupted Elmendorf
"If there's anything of that kind go
ing on. I'm the man you need. Don't
hide anything from me; for the little
girl's sake, don't do It. doctor."
Kendall bit his lips and hesitated.
Then he said suddenly, as steps were
heard in flic ball:
"Get him out of here and come back." j
Alden entered and stopped short, in ■
his own peculiar fashion, with his eyes
ou the doctor.
"It's all right," said Kendall. "Miss I
Miller showed some indications of j
weakness, but is doing nicely now. I
should think you might see her about
5 o'clock."
"Well, doctor. I'm glad everything's
all right." said Elmendorf. "I began
to be anxious, you were so long away.
But what you've said has made me
feel easy again, and so 1 think the best
thing that Mr. Alden atjd 1 can do is
to try to get some light ou Mr. Robin
son's strange conduct. The man may
have struck some kind of a clew and
have rushed right off to verify it with
out waiting to consult anybody."
"1 didn't think of that," responded
Alden. "It may be that you've found
the explanation."
"I would suggest that you go to his
house." said Elmendorf. "Meanwhile
I'll telephone to your office and one or
two other places and see if I can get
track of him. But the likeliest place
is his house Wait there for me. I'll
join you before 3."
This arrangement was agreed upon,
and the two men went out together.
Elmendorf was busy with the tele
phone for half an hour, but he failed
He bat down and ratted his head on hi*
to extract valuable information from
any person with whom he talked, al
though the chief of the detective bu
reau was ond of tlieni.
Returning to the hospital, be went at
once to Kendall's room. In answer to
his rap and the sound of his voice the
door was unlpcked and he was admit
ted. In passing he glanced searchlngly
at Kendall's face, which wore an ex
pression of extreme anxiety;. then he
' advanced to the table in the middle of
the room, from which he lifted a news
paper, thus revealing the bodies of two
little white mice.
Elmendorf regarded them with a look
of horror.
"Good Lord!" he gasped. "You don't
mean it?"
Kendall nodded. Then be sat down
and rested his head on his hands for a
few seconds, while Elmendorf gather
ed breath and heart for the next ques
"What was in the jar—milk?"
"No," replied Kendall. "It Is a kind
of liquid food preparation. The basis
of it is milk; but, unfortunately," he
added, looking up at the detective, "It
will keep."
"Been in the room several days, you
mean?" said Elmendorf. "If it was or
dinary milk that bad been dosed, we
could narrow it down to a few hours.
But this stuff—why, absolutely every
body connected with the case has had
a chance at It."
"Mow shall I tell her?" muttered
The doctor gave a nervous start.
"Miss Maclane," he said. "This will
be a hard story for her to hear."
"You are right," replied Elmendorf,
"after all the care she's taken, the de
votion she's shown to that poor child,
who was nothing to her—worse than
nothing, in fact—an enemy, you might
"Now, look here" — exclaimed Ken
dall hoarsely as he got upon his feet
"No, no!" cried Elmendorf. "I don't
mean to accuse her. That would be
absurd. We mustn't waste time. What
was tlie poison?"
"I don't know." replied Kendall. "Of
course there was no time for analysis.
That's why I tried it on these small an
imals. It's some kind of a heart de
pressant—the very thing to use In a
ease of this kind, where the condition Is
one of weakness and especially where
there Is au Injury In the region of the
"But didn't these mice show any
symptoms that you could recognize?"
asked Elmendorf.
"No; nothing definite I could name
several poisons that would answer all
the reauirements. It Isn't necessary to
know Immediately. The treatment
would be the same In any case. And
♦he danger is over, I believe."
"Unless it's somewhere else," said
Elmendorf; "In her medicines, per
"That wouldn't be possible without
assuming something that can't be as
sumed—not In my presence, o.t my
"Vou mean that Miss Maclane" —
"Precisely." said Kendall. "And as
there can be no thought of sucli a
thing we conclude * hat tlds infernal
tiling" and he tapped the J.t with his
knuckles "which was hnndy for ev
eryliodv. wide mouthed and all that—
Oh. I have been ail idiot!"
"She's been having this right along,"
said Elmendorf "That mielit indi
"Nothing until we know just what
the nui: and how much cf it we
have to deal with." replied Kendall.
"The effe ts observed may come from
what she ate ibis nooll or be the gen
eral p i ll "f small, repeated doses."
"'I I . i ■ one thing." said Elmendorf
with d . .on "this villainous act must
have l: en done by .somebody who
kli' .v that tl. food was there, by some
one who had been in the room several
times" -
"D'.'i't!" :: aned Kendall "By hoav-1
I can't rto filiate of it! I like
\l,' I call't believe 'his of hllll.
\nd :•! !. loves him: she loves him
■■y .Ma. lane?" said Elmendorf.
.■X,„ ..1 « ■ l.allovo It "
Kendall looked up at him with a
blank stare and shook his head
L [TO bk coimmTDtl
Contrivance For Drasilni Oat Dead
Wood and Spnd For Berry Canes.
For dragging out the dead wood and
canes I use a contrivance made from
an old horse rake. (See the figure.)
The bar to which the teeth are fastened
•vas sawed obliquely across, leaving as
many teeth as would fit In between the
rows in raking. A pair of old buggy
shafts with the singletree left on and
nailed or bolted to the bar answered
for handles with which to guide the
rake. The singletree faces the front of
the rake next the horse, which Is har
nessed to the machine far enough from
tlie rake to admit of dumping its accu
mulations occasionally. This Impro
vised rake enabled me to do the work
of twenty men with forks and rakes.
It takes a stout pair of arms to hold
and dump the rake, but It does the
work quickly and well. I have no
doubt that it will answer In raking out
grape and tree trimmings quite as well,
says a Rural New Yorker correspond
How n Northern Grower Would
Mnkc It—lnsect Peats.
The piant bed used by northern to
bacco growers is not really a hotbed,
but n cold frame, and Is constructed as
follows, says a correspondent of Farm
and Fireside:
Select a piece of fertile ground as free
from weed seed as possible, about five
feet wide and the desired length.
Around this construct a frame of one
inch boards, ten or twelve inches wide,
sinking them a couple of inches In the
ground, leaving eight or ten Inches
above the surface. Then, commencing
about two and a half feet from either
end, drive a row of stakes four or five
feet apart through the center of the
bed, letting them stand about six or
eight inches higher than the boards
around the edge. Nail a strip one by
two inches along on top of the stakes
and cover the frame with good heavy
muslin. Sew loops along the edge of
muslin about one foot apart These
loops can be hooked over nails driven
in the sides of the boards. This con
struction will give all the protection
necessary for the plants.
The soil should be made perfectly
tine and smooth on top. Sow the seed
broadcast. Sow slightly thicker if you
set with a transplanter than if set by
hand, so that the plants will grow
higher and have a longer stem. The
bed must be kept free from weeds.
By making the bed narrow it allows
one to reach the center from the edge
of the l>ed. Care must be taken to
keep the plants sufficiently moist, but
too much water will rot them. If you
wish to hurry the growth, water the
plants with manure water, chicken ma
nure being as good as any.
If fleas get in the bed, they can be
disposed of by scattering cornmeal
mixed with paris green over the bed.
When the plants get large enough to
transplant, they should be hardened
by removing the cover on nice days,
leaving it off more and more until the
plants are ready to use. About forty
feet length of bed is not too much an
acre. If enough plants are not fur
nished at the first pulling, the bed
should be at once thoroughly soaked
with water aud covered with canvas
to bring on the small plants remaining.
Cross Breeding Vegetables.
Some results obtained in cross breed
ing corn, dwarf lima beans, tomatoes,
eggplant, cucumbers and salsify are
noted by Professor Ilalsted of New
Jersey. With the lima beans the cross
was made between Ilenderson and
Burpee varieties, the idea being to com
bine the prolificacy of the former with
the large size and good quality of tha
latter. The Burpee was used as the
mother plant in each Instance. The
crossed plants were remarkably vigor
ous and productive. Some closely ap
proached the Henderson and others the
Burpee. It is believed that by further
crossing or inbreeding profitable new
sorts may be secured. A hybrid was
also obtained by crossing the ordinary
cultivated salsify, having violet purple
flowers, with the wild species, having
yellow flowers, which promises to be
more resistant to blight and mold than
the ordinary salsify.
Telephoning on Wire Fenee.
Quite h number of communities in
Colorado are putting in private tele
phone lines this spring by utilizing the
common wire fences, and the scheme is
proving eminently successful, says
Denver Field and Farm. The cost of
construction Is very small, as fence
wire is used Just as the farmer stapled
it to the posts. Where a break occurs
it is necessary to put in a stay brace by
wrapping with small wire. At a cross
road or gate a post should be placed on
each side of the road high enough to
allow any kind of vehicle to pass un
der, and In this way the wire can be
can-led across. It should be tightly
wrapped to the fence wire at each post,
and where connected all rust should be
11 led off.
Potatoes After Corn—A Tendency •!
Some Seed Potatoes.
In eastern Pennsylvania potatoes are
planted on a corn stubble more com
monly than on sod land. They displace
some oats in the crop rotation, being
followed by wheat and then clover and
timethy. Such a rotation is a good one
where there Is enough fertility. The
manure can go on the sod for corn, and
then both sod and manure are rotted
and mixed thoroughly with the soil be
fore the jiotatocs are grown, giving a
brighter and thinner skin tuber than is
got when the sod or manure is fresh.
Corn stubble land is looser for the
formation of the tul>ers. In this sys
tem of cropping commercial fertilizers
are used on the potatoes, and the land
is left in good condition for wheat.
Where oats do not pay and wheat does
not follow corn well this plan of fob
lov.-ii g with potatoes, fertilizing
well, has much In Its favor.
Mr. 11. C. Snavely, a well known |
horticulturist, offers nn Interesting ex
planation of the tendency of some seed
potatoes to form little potatoes In the*
ground without sending np any plant
al>ore ground. There was considerable,
failure of the crop in a part of Lebanon
county last year on account of such
seed, and most potato growers have'
suffered loss at some time In this way;
We know that overheating of the seed
in winter storage will cause this trou
ble. but the damage to the seed may be
due to other causes. Mr. Suavely be-.
Iteves that the potatoes used for plant-j
ing had failed to develop right the year;
before. The season had been an un
favorable one, and the eyes, which are
really buds of an underground stem,"
felt the effect of poor vitality In th»
vines above ground. Instead of devel
oping normally, they were fitted to
throw out stems for new potatoes, and
hence the failure to get a vine from
them when planted. In such cases the
method of storing the seed througb
winter had nothing to do with the crop
failure.—A. Agee in National Stock
Rape Far Early Spring Feed.
Each season's results at the Oklaho
ma experiment station give further ev
idence of the value of the rape plant
as a source of green feed in this coun
try. Not only has it proved a most de
sirable spring and fall pasture crop,
but a crop that will furnish a large
quantity of green feed during such a
droughty summer as that of 1901. The
plant lived through the wild winter of
1900-01, but the zero weather of the
past winter killed all the plants.
The rape plant will be one of the
first plants available for feed in the
spring, and a large area should be put
out, as feed is scarce and high priced.
The value of the plant lies in the fact
that it will furnish a large amount of
green feed In a short period from the
time of planting. The plant resembles
the cabbage in texture and color, but
the growth is erect and two or three
feet tall. Good rich soil is necessary
for a large growth and should be put
in fine tilth before seeding.
The plant Is proof against frost and
tuay be seeded the last of February or
early March in Oklahoma. Broadcast
ing will do for temporary patches, but
if the crop is wanted to last through
the summer it should be In drills and
cultivated. Do not pasture too close
if continuous growth is desired. For
broadcasting use three or four pounds
per acre. In drills one to one and a
half pounds will be required.
Professor Thomas Show says that
ten sheep may be fattened on one acre
of rape in Minnesota. Twenty-three
tons of green feed per acre have been
taken off at the first cutting at this
station.—Oklahoma Station.
The Points of Good Paris Green,
A. V. Stubenrach of the Illinois sta
tion sums up the points of a good paris
green as follows:
It should be a wholly dry and im
palpable powder. Grlttlness and cak
ing are evidences of adulteration.
It should have a bright, light emer
ald green color, which should not whit
en or become dull in the streak left in
passing a sample across a clean glass
It should be entirely soluble In am
monia. Any residue Is an adulterant
Under the microscope It should be
seen to contain only a trace'of foreign
matter aud should consist of clean,
spheres, wholly separate from
one another. Aggregation Into masses
Is evidence of careless manufacture.
These are all the points which can
be readily determined. In addition to
the above should be added the most
Important point, but one which can be
determined only by a chemical analy
sis—viz, paris green should contain not
less than 50 per cent of arsenlous ox
ide, of which not more than < per cent
should be in the free state or nncom
blned with copper.
What Others Say,
Two-thirds of that of the sweet po
tato is the food value of the Irish po
Alfalfa is not well suited to over
flow land. When young. It drowns
very easily. When several years old,
it Is less easily killed in this way.
When Leghorns want to sit, they are
too fat. Change the diet.
Young stock thrives best on crushed
oats, linseed meal and wheat bran,
with bright, early cut hay, silage or a
few roots.
Boston dressed ducks are stabbed in
the mouth and dry picked.
Popcorn Is all right to grow in a
small way, but the demand for it is
Transplanted lettuce grows larger
than that which remains where it was
Alfalfa Is making great progress as
a stock and dairy forage In western
M Mneh Dreaded Fly.
The man eating fly Af Central Amer
ica inhabits the low lying coast re
gions and Is much dreaded by the na
tives for the fearful results which fol
low its sting. Naturalists call it Lu
cllia homlnivora. The average speci
men is about a third of an inch long.
It has a big head, with the eyes on
top. Its cheeks are a golden yellow,
its abdomen dark blue with purple
bands. Its legs black, Its wings unusu
ally big, and they produce a continuous
and loud buzzing when in motion.
The person bitten by this fly gets a
disease called myiasis. It generally
begins with an itching of the nose;
then that organ swells and bleeds, next
It becomes ulcerated, and in ttose ul
cers may be found the larvae of the fly.
The whole face Ixcomes swollen; ery
sipelas sets in, followed by meningitis
aud death. One man I knew, said a
traveler in that country, shot himself
after he had been bitten rather than
face the tortures he knew were cer
tain. Cure Is difficult. Subcutaneous
injections of chloroform sometimes do
good, but as often fail. One man I
heard of was cured by lemon Julco In
jected into his blood.
Ten Years Ago and lfow.
There Is no better antidote for de
spondency than to take a measure of
your own community as It was ten
years ago and as it is today, unless
you live In an unrepresentative aud
stagnant community. You will be
likely to find the roads or the streets
better than they were, the railroad
service, the postal service, possibly
even the telegraph and the telephone
service better. You will observe better
bouses, more attractive grounds. The
people are better clad or more are well
clad. Inside their houses you will find
more books or, better, more bathrooms,
better lights and better furniture. A
larger proportion of children and youth
are receiving good training at better
! schools. All this means more than
prosperous years. It means a higher
level of life and a stronger ambition.
The well being of the people of the
United States Is rising higher and es
pecially is it diffusing itself wider.
Life Is constantly becoming more com
fortable and more cheerful as well as
longer nnd safer, leading to better con
ditions Tor Intellectual growth and so
dewtopnnHrt.—'Wurtd's Wtjtlfc