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«FIRST ARRIVALS NEW WHITE FABRICS. §
A Grand Assortment and Beautiful Goods. Qj
2 Note our Muslin Underwear Sale Later.
jj The riodern Store £
S Is winning the attention of early bnvers to its distinguished line
S NEW WHITE GOODS.
# Madras, Oxfords. Fancy P.K. s, Vesting, Dimities, Swisses. Etc.. a* W
S prices rantring from 10c to SI.OO per yard. Particularly nice assortment JJk
•J of Heavy Weights at 22c, 25c, 30c and 85c, suitable for early .Spring
U Shirt Waists. a>
* Choice Variety New Ginghams!
Uk Prices and Qualities very interesting.
S The Millinery Department &
Wait for Our Muslin Underwear Sale! $
JR Our last one was a great success. The second one will be greater. Our
ffl) Garments are made by the best concern in the I nited States.
S Date and particulars of sale later. Ok
5 Co., £
S SOUTH MAIS STREET I AA4 ...... « j
jR PHOHES :fUKVs D - //I Mail Orders Solicited g
J# POSTOmCE BOX ) " ■ ■
S OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER, PA.
flp We give ballots for piano contest. K
Men's Gray Felts and Extra Heavy Goodyear-Glove Overs *1 ™
M<jd 'S Extra Heavy Goodyear Glove perfections '*
Men s first quality rubbers 'L
Boys'first quality rubbers , ,
Misses' Canvas boots
Men's fine satin calf shoes—latest styles $ J'' j
Youths' " " " " " " ij!
Men's Heavy sole and tap working shoes *
Men's Double sole and tap. box-toe shoes 1
Boys' Heavy every day shoes
LADIES' FINE SHOES
Ladies' $1.25 warm lined shoes 'j'
Misses' fine Dongola shoes, Bizes
1 lot Misses' fine Kangaroo-calf *1.75 shoes 1 J''
• 1 lot Ladies' fine Dongola ft. 50 shoes • V. o
Baker & Bowman's f4.00 fine shoes—hand turns and band welts - ow
1 lot children's 75c red shoes at ■■■ -■-■ • • *>
Children's fine shoes 85c, 50c and 00c
All Winter Goods to be closed out Regardless of Cost.
Leggins and Overgaiters at greatly reduced prices.
Sample Counters filled with Interesting Bargains.
Repairing neatly and Promptly Done,
128 South Main St., BUTLER, PA.
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Li Bunch of Moqey A
Lost and made in Shoes this month! j
•J We lose—You win! V
Men's, Women's and Children's-so far not sold—will, 1
as is our custom—BE CUT IN PRICE and prompt- A
ly gotten rid of!
J SALE IS NOW GOING ON! 1
j TAKE DUE NOTICE!
I h!S, HUSELTONS v i
| LOWRY. IIUULLI Wll U ASK TO BE FIT.
| At 1-2 Prices. |
) We will sell 150 Men's Overcoats at 1-2 price (
i The balance of our Men's Overcoats at a bargain. N
\ Your choice oi any Boys' or Child's Overcoat in S
C our store for just 1-2 price. }
\ The public knows we only have ONE PRICE and always mace J
I it in plain flguers. So when wo say 1 price it means something. I
v We also have odds and ends in Suits, Shirts, Hats and Furnish J
\ ings that we will close out at a Hargain. f
f CALL SOON—THIS SALE ONLY LASTS 15 DAYS. /
v Yours lor Clothing, \
|OOUTHeTT & GRAHA/VU
ft Fall ft Winter Weights
/' ~f[ ( j\ , / f Have a nattiness about them that
'll ill K
7 !\lr jWj Rn wear the last year's output. You
1 / pi V. . Li won't get the latest things at the
j / O 1 ? jty stock clothiers either. The up-to
\>\ 1 j|J i date tailor only can supply tlii-ni,
J\j I" /If ij ( J you want not only the latest I J
111 1I I I things in cut and fit and work
llf II I iiunnhip, the finest in durability,
1 It j II 1 vliere else can you get cotnbina-
II' '.ions, you get thrm at
F E C K
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
124 North Main Street All Work Guaranteed Butler, Pa
"THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
In ali in M c °( 0 %
Ely's Cream Balm^^jW
cleantei, soothes and heals f M
the diseased membrane. 1
It caret catarrh and drives M.- y J
Rwaj a cold In the head
C'roarn Balm is placed into the nostrils, spreads
I over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is :m
--] mediate and a care follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Trial Size, 10 cents.
Beef, Iron and Wine
B est T nic » j
Blood Purifier. B j
Price, 50c pint. j £j
Prepared and W A
sold only at k %
[ Crystal «
K. M. LOGAN, Ph. G„ I'%
i rl nager, JSf A
ICS N. Main St., Butler, I'a K
Both 'Phones VJ
| Everything in the W
k drug line. Ym
j SHIRTS [| MOSC II"tTT~>
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I Men's Goods. j
1 BIG SAfcE }
J OF I
\ /VtEN'S MATS 1
5 AND 4
J All heavy
\ Winter goods
4 are included
# in this sale. 4
£ All soft and stiff hatn at j off a
£ All soft and stiff bosom color \
? Irl Hhirtn at i off J
J All heavy lined gloves at... 1 off J
F All heavy underwear i oil'
# All mufflers at i off #
# All neckwear at i off 0
4 All Men's and Boys' caps j off #
? Odds and ends at any old price. 5
\ Jno. S. Wick \
2 HATTER and £
J MEN'S FURNISHER. £
Opposite P. 0
! BUTLER, I'A. J
Pearson B. Nace's
Livery Feed and'SaleStable
Wick House. Butler. Penn'a.
The bust of horni'S and flrnt clash rIK» >tl
ways on hand and for hire.
Mest accommodation)) In town for perma
nent boarding and transler.t trade. Speci
al care guaranteed.
Stable Room For 65 Horaes.
A good c as* of burses, both drivers and
draft homes always on hand and for salp
under a full guarantee; and horses bough
pon proper notification bv
PEARSON B. NACE.
Teleonone No. SIB.
A Safe Investment Fine Farm
ij;7,WXI; farm of 60 acres, I miles from
Mars Station,one mile from Brnsh Creek
and Perrysvllle road: house of nine
rooms, gas, center hall, porches, two
cellars; the farm is all fenced with wire,
locust posts; a good hank bam |ox(iH,
wagon shed 20x40; a large chicken house
20xii0, piped with gas: the farm is well
watered and watered in two forms; it
has a large apple orchard, 1 oil wells,
royalty S4O per month; 10 acres which
are not leased for oil can be leased at
any time with a guarantee of drilling a
well; the land is all cleared, goisl soil,
reasons for selling closing up an estate.
See M. J. EHKI.M TLK,
ltt;i;i Forbes st.. Pittsburg, Pa.
BUTLER. PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY|I2. 1903.
.ILILUIIIIWIII I 1 I
I' PETERSON'S I
G> f. A. Korsmcyer ft
Copy/rigid, 1302, hy the a
•S. i". MiClurc C ompany \
ITuida was bavin? a hard time of it.
In her heart of hearts she could not
quite decide which one she loved best.
Ilans, .«he had to confess, had some ad
vantages which weighed with her. Mr.
i Barton, the man who owned the place
across the street, was particular about
Lis furnace man, and she knew he
liked Hans. Resides, Hans could sp. ak
Swedish, and she couldn't deny that it
was pleasant to talk with hi i in the
accents of the dear old home he had
left so far behind.
But whenever his plain, open counte
nance, -with the blue eyes twinkling be-"
low the yellow hair, was pictured in
her mind she blamed him for being a
little too ordinary. She could see a
dozen such any Sunday in the little
Swedish church. Now, with a man who
wore n long blue coat with a live point
ed star on the front of it and carried a
mahogany club it was different. No
one who looked at him could fail to see
that he, being a part of the govern
ment, was superior to the common run
James had told her that be was "the
right arm of the law," and she had
looked her admiration. She bad known
him almost as long as she had Ilans,
and he was so good to her. On Sun
days in the park lie would get her a
seat close up to the band stand. Then
when the concert was over he would
buy some peanuts, and together they
would stroll through the part of the
park that had signs to keep off the
grass stuck up all over it. Of course
he could go anywhere.
James knew that Hans was his rival,
for one Saturday night he had come to
see Ilulda and had found Hans there.
Ilulda had said:
"Hans, this is Mr. Daniels."
And Hans had said, "I am vaar glad
to see you," while James had mumbled,
"How d'ye do?" and then sat scowling
at the sink all the rest of the evening.
After that James never came on a
Saturday. He asked to be shifted to
another platoon, so that he could do his
calling 011 Monday or Tuesday nights.
Hans did not change his night, and so
they never met at Ilulda's home again.
Indeed James took so little pains to
cultivate Hans' acquaintance that he
never even learned what his rival did
for a living. And this disdainful indif
ference proved costly in the end.
How Ilulda would have learned to
know her heart had not Hank O'Day,
the iceman, set in motion a fateful
train of circumstances one cannot even
guess. Hank did not know Ilulda. He
does not know her to this day. And
yet it was none other than Hank who,
all unknowing, unmasked her heart's
Hank o'l»ay drove to his Ice wagon
a pair of high spirited horses. One
morning when his wagon was empty
liis aesthetic instincts led him to lay
his route back to the ice yards along
the street that skirted the park.
Just as the chariot of fate was Hear
ing Ilulda's home the chain at the
back of the wagon slipped and let the
end gate drag ui>on the ground. Hank
swore softly, stopped bis team and
Jumped to the pavement to fasten the
chain. He jerked it quickly through
the iron rings and then -swore again
as the team, alarmed by the sudden
noise, galloped madly down the ave
nue and made straight for the nearest
entrance to the park.
The horrified Hank stood still long
enough to see the end gate banging out
defiance. Then lie started after the
runaways as fast as his rubber boots
would let him run.
When Ofllcer James Daniels turned
from his faithful guardianship of a
bevy of simpering nursegirls In the
park, he saw coming toward him at
full speed a pair of wild eyed horses
and an Ice wagon swaying from side to
side. Behind the seat of the wagon
stood a man trying desperately to get
hold of the reins.
In an Instant James recognized the
waving yellow hair and pale features
as those of Hans Peterson, and in the
same moment, like an inspiration, there
came to him the realization of his op
portunity. He ran out Into the road
way and as the flying wagon passed
caught the chain of the end gate and
swung himself Into the box.
As he gained his feet the wagon
slowed suddenly, and he lurched for
ward to bring up against the back of
the sturdy Swede. Seizing him firmly
by the collar. Officer Daniels gasped:
"I arrest you—in the name- of the
Ilans did not quite understand, but
the hand on his collar in the moment
(/f his success made liiui angry.
"Wliad yo' say? Led me go!"
"I say you are under arrest." James
was getting his breath again. "This is
against the law, you know."
"Wliad Is agains' da law?"
"Driving traffic teams In the park,
f'ome, you'll have to go with me to tho
The officer tried to pull Ilans out of
the wagon, but the latter still held the
reltis and refused to go. In his broken
English he explained, lie expostulated,
he all hut exploded. Another officer
"Come on now; drop those lines. This
other officer will tako care of your
Hans dropped the reins and appealed
to the other policeman. Hut the new
comer was indifferent. If Hans had
been arrested, why of course he would
have to go to the station.
Tho magistrate was busy when they
arrived, and It was upon the officer's
recommendation that Ilans was allow
<il to go until afternoon, when lie
would have his hearing. To have Hans
released was the scheme James had
evolved. Ilans would have to explain
where he wanted to go when he »left
the house in the afternoon. Thus his
employer would learn nil and Hans, at
least disgraced, might possibly lose his
place. Would sin- of the flaxen half
and fhe wide, admiring eyes hesitate
any longer? James smiled as he strolled
back on post.
In the afternoon Ofllcer lianisls,
Hans Peterson, Hank O'Day and Mr.
Barton, the man ilans worked for,
came Into court. The officer told tho
circumstances of the arrest and dwelt
at length upon the plain case of viola
tion of the elty ordinances. Then Hank
O'Day explained who lie was and how
his horses had become frightened.
Ilans took the stand and said he "yust
yunip In da wagon lo stop Id," and
finally Mr. Barton Informed the court
that Hans worked for him and had
never driven an Ice wagon In Ids life.
The Judge turned to James again,
and when the officer hud nothing to
say began to talk himself, lie talked
for quite awhile, and most of the fiui"
he addressed his remarks to Ofllcer
When the butler had read to unma
from that evening's the account
of the runaway and The trFnl. what the
judge had said to James and what lie
had said about Hans, she went out into
the kitchen and sighed and thought.
That night Hans came and talked lonp
and earnestly, and as he talked the
fading glimmer of that five pointed
star went out, and naught remained
for her but the light in Hans Peterson's
Wool ntid Hair.
The life and growth of wool anil hair
are not identical with the life of the
body, but they will grow after the
death of the animal in whose skin they
have taken root. The root of the hair
exudes the lialr pulp, which is formed
into cells containing the pigment which
gives color to the hair itself. Each row
of these cells forms a ring. As the
rings of cells are pushed away from
the skin by the giving out of fresh
pulp from the roots the cells dry. form
ing scales which curiously resemble
miniature fish scales. A hair Is simply
a long tube formed of these rings into
a sort of sheath. These "saw teeth,"
which the older writers mention as be
ing one of the characteristics of the
human hair, are fortm-d Uy rings of
these dried up cells. Which are very'
fine and closely set.
Goat's hair has a more rapid growth
and longer cells, so that it is less regu
lar and straight than that of the hu
man species; consequently it shows iit
' tie of the toothlike edge. The hair of
the sheep of the common sort is irreg
ular, with a tendency to curl or wave,
but, unlike that of the goat, shows
marked toothlike edges. Wool has
barbed projections along the "hairs,"
which is one of its distinguishing pe
culiarities. The "wool" of the negro is
really hair, but is less perfect than
straight hair. The same may be said
of "kinky" hair in the white races.
Love unci QnarreliiiKT.
Every man and woman of us who has
lived long enough In the world to gain
wisdom by experience will be obliged to
admit the strange sad union of love and
quarreling. But every one of us who
has lived deeply enough to know that
experience worketh hope will admit
that when love quarrels with its be
loved it is just because this noble ideal
of unity has run off the track, so to
speak; a virtue lias gone to seed; a di
vine quality has developed a defect.
The outlook for quarrelsome love is not
so hopeless when we can understand
this. See how It would work if those
two squabbling sisters would either of
them stop to remember that it Is only
love, .foolish, exasperating, unbalanced
love, that is responsible for the ill bred
domestic criticism that spoils the home
life. If Jane once honestly believed that
Mary's love made her so unpleasant
she would stop aghast, amused no
doubt and very likely touched, but al
most certainly silenced. And that would
be the end of the quarrel.—Margaret
Deland In Harper's Bazar.
QualltleN of (lie Topaz.
The name of the precious stone in
serted in the ring of Gyges has not
been handed down to us, but it is prob
able that it was the topaz, whose won
ders I'hilostrates recounts in the life
of Apollonius. An attribute of the sun
and of fire, the ancients called it the
gold magnet, as It was credited with
the power of attracting that metal, In
dicating its veins and discovering treas
ures. Hellodorus In his story of Theag
enes and Charicles says that the topaz
saves from fir" nil those who wear it
and that Charicles was preserved by a
topaz from the fiery vengeance of Ar
saces, queen of Ethiopia.
This stone was one of tbe first talis
mans that Tlieagencs possessed In
Egypt. Tho topaz at present symbol
ices Christian virtues - faith, justice,
temperance, gentleness, clemency.—
I'urrot I,it 11 y.mi<*.
Do parrots understand what they
say? A correspondent writes that a
friend with a fine green Brazilian par
rot has been staying with her. A gray
parrot was introduced one day, but the
Brazilian haughtily declined to have
anything to say to the gray. Then an
other friend who had just been a
newly Imported green Brazilian brought
tho newcomer to call. The moment
the parrots caught sight of each other
they broke into a torrent of apparently
articulate language, consisting, as It
seemed, of questions and answers, but
what the language was 110 one present
could tell, and a few days later, when
they met again, exactly the same thing
happened. Was the first parrot, long
exiled from its native forests, asking
eagerly for news of its people?
Too M«*riu for A nytlilnu.
Delia What did you fall out about?
fella Why. we hadn't been engaged
a wool.; before lie quit buying boxes and
bro ".'lil 1:10 candy in a paper bag. De
troit Free Press.
\ !)»•«'(] of l)nrkii«*MN.
He sits alone in a darkened room,
alone In the fading Wh.v are
his brow HO heavy with gloom and his
cheeks so deadly white? I '.ill HIOIIKII
his heart is faint with care, his cour
age never flliiche: Ills eyes are fixed
In a glassy stall'. What is It his firm
hand clinches? "A little courage," he
murmurs. "Yes, a little, and all is
won." A choking gurgle, more or less,
a gasp anil I In* d> <d Is done! Without
a s|iudder or eyelid wink Ah! It
make I the heart recoil that IK- so quiet
ly, calmly drank a dose of castor oil.
lioniloii Tit Ititr.
It Is from IIH' rootlet or small filters
of a ti < i. or plant I hat Its subsistence
N obtained, and In the performance of
Its duty nature has given these deli
cate. tender parts wonderful strength
and persistence when exerted within
rules. In their search for food supply
they will sometimes even penetrate
soft rock to reach favored spots.
sliorf on Comfort.
"It must l>" a great comfort to you to
t»wn such splendid furniture."
"Comfort! Say. there Isn't lutt one
omfortable chair in the whole lot, anil
my wife Invariably wants to sit In
Mini." ('levclaiid Plain Dealer.
Dr. Euidee I'cct go to sleep. That
shows your circulation Is bad.
Editor That's all you quacks know.
I suppose If my corns ached that would
• how that advertising patronage was
"Pro Innocent, and I 'can prove It If
you will gls me time," whined tho old
"Three years." said the Judge. Itai-
II more Auerican
When Hi. c v.e Hire play It, It Is a
violin, (it .1 lieu those we dislike be
gUfl io tin; 1 li It is a fiddle. Atchison
} 1 a I>c! tele" appeared slmul
lam • ;/, In hi 1 l.iiigu ages.
J FEA. THEH |
By IRENE ROWLAND
a Copyright, 11HJC, liy tho L
1 S. S. McCluro Company L
Four men wore seated round a moth
taten green baize table when the Kid
Hung his long legs over the window
sill and sat there nonchalantly kicking
his heels against the rough walls of
the cabin. It was tho most serious
moment of the Kid's life, not except
ing the one in which his father had
sent liim west in disgrace. To go west
—that had been something to look for
ward to; but to be sent back east again
in a worse state of disgrace than ever!
That was what they were planning
to do—those four men around that lit
tle table, in the midst of which burned
a smelly kerosene lamp. They were
passing sentence upon Jack Farley, the
Kid of the party, and he knew that
the verdict would be '•Guilty:"
Collin Cutler was the first to speak.
Like the others, he was a college bred
man, who had gone west for pleasure
and stayed there for excitement. He
was a physical giant. There were
vague rumors that once, when he had
caught a little Mexican cheating at
cards and the latter had drawn a shin
ing machete. Cutler had held him in
his powerful arms and bent him back
ward until he had broken his spinal
column. liut these were only rumors.
At any rate. Cutler had never shown
the white feather, and he was merci
less to those who did.
The others of the group were Addie
Easton, who had been center rush and
"strong man" of his class at Harvard;
Keen Taylor, the marksman from
South Carolina, where shooting is a
fine art, and Ilal Farley, the elder
brother of the Kid, as brave, as cool a
fellow as ever sought his fortune In
"I move," said Collin without glanc
ing at the Kid, "that we send him back
east tomorrow. He's shown the white
feather. A man who will break his
guard isn't worth the bacon he eats,
lie goes tomorrow!'
Hal's eyes ran tenderly over the fig
ure sitting in the window.
"Wait a minute," he said slowly.
"You haven't found out the facts of the
"The great fact is this: He wasn't
here when I came back last night, and
every Infernal rui-tler in Kant county
might have carried off our goods if I
hadn't stayed here."
"You're sore," said the Kid. taking
his pipe out of his mouth for the first
time, "because you couldn't get back
to the dance. You're nil sore because
Essie Wayland didn't go to the dance.
You want to know where she was?
She was with me—that's where!"
Four faces at the table went red.
Essie Wayland not at the dance an*
with the Kid! Four men who loved
her, or thought they did, because she
was the only eligible girl In Ham coun
ty, looked at one another sheepishly.
At length the Kid's brother laughed
"The Kid always was a 'winner' with
the women," he remarked in an at
tempt to be facetious.
"Thank you, Hal," said the Kid sar
castically, removing his pipe once more.
"I'll tell you the whole blooming story
If you want to hear It. It was a con
temptible trick, and you know It, to
put me on guard the night of the
dance. You fixed the guard nights so
that you could all get off to the 'good
time' and left me here with a novel
I've read eight times and half a pipeful
of bad tobacco to enjoy the pleasant
"I guess if you'd been in my place
last night alone In tills hole, with that
moon overhead and dead certain that
Essie Wayland would be at the dance
and longing to dance with you, you'd
have done Just as I did. I wrote her a
note to meet me on the south road. I
told her It was my night on guard and
that 1 couldn't get to the dance, but 1
suggested that we take our dances out
in a moonlight ride.
"1 was dead certain I'd get back be
fore you did, but Cutler had to come
sneaking back here to steal one of my
collars and a new tie I got In Delta—,
oh, yes, you did and he found me
gone. You can believe It or not, as you
like, but it was Essie Wayland, not
fear of 'rustlers,' that took me out."
"That doesn't do you any good. Kid
dle," said Hal quietly.
"Because you're all making blooming
Idiots of yourselves over Essie. It's
Jealousy." And the Kid pouted like a
"Well, you've got to take yourself
and your charms back east. That's
the 'all' of it!" cried Addle Easton,
bringing his heavy list down on the
table. Tho kerosene lamp sputtered
ominously, but nobody noticed it.
"Say, boys," broke In Hal Farley
pleadingly, "give the Kiddle a chance.
Try tho cut of tho cards." And ho
threw a pack down In the midst of
"Ho doesn't deserve It," grumbled
But Hal had shullled the cards.
"Over seven bo stays; under seven fie
Tho Kid leaned eagerly forward from
his seat in tho window. Collin lifted
the upper half of the pack slowly and
looked up at the Kid before turning it.
Suddenly and without warning the
kerosene lamp sputtered, and for a sec
ond tho room was as black as night.
Collin dropped the cards with a cry.
The lamp flickered up again, and four
white faces gated at each other, hor
rified, across the table. Who had for
gotten to fill the lamp?
There was another ominous sizzle,
and the flame went blue. The men sat
rooted to their chairs. They knew, as
they looked at each other, that they
hail Just ono moment to live before
that lamp would explode and pour Its
burning oil over them ami their tiny
Then with one wild yell those four
sprang up and made, struggling madly,
for the door. Ilal was tho quickest.
He gained the narrow opening with a
bound. Uut the others were upon him
In a second, struggling, panting.
"White featlM i !''
It was the Kid's voice that rang out
over the tumult. The men stopped
where they iwre. What they saw held
them to the spot.
With one graceful, nonchalant swing
the Kid dropped from the window sill.
A moment later he had reached out a
long strong arm and grasped the fated
lamp about the bundle; then, lifting It
high above Ills head, he flung It fnr out
through the open window.
There was a deafening crash, a mo
mentary yellow blaze, and all that re
mained of the tragedy was a heap of
shattered glass and china, a bit of
burned grass and four men, who stood
staring In amazement at the place
where the Kid hail been.
"Kiddle! Kiddle! Where are youV"
called Farley in a choked voice.
"Don't bother me!" was the reply
from the inner recesses of the cabin.
"I'm looking for a candle to pack by.
I'm going back east. I'm not going to
live out hero with a lot of white faced
cowards! And. oh, by the way. Hal,
when you gel your breath and your
self respect back I'll tell you some
thing." With this the Kid came out
holding a lighted candle above his
head. It flashed 011 the faces of the
group. Their expressions were a study.
"Tve got something else to say,"
went on the Kid. "I signed your
name, Hal, to the note I wrote to Es
sie. She was furious when she found
out it was I instead of you. and she
rode straight back home and left me
to do my moonlight cantering alone. I
guess, if you go in, after I'm gone, you
can win if you don't show the white
"Kid," said Cutler, coming forward
with a big hand outstretched, "won't
you forgive and shake hands and
stay? You're a gentleman."
The Kid's face shone.
"Well, maybe I will if you'll all 'pol
ogize like that."
And they did.
A Terrible Revelation.
M. Sarcey was at one time very
shortsighted, but a successful operation
made him long sighted to an extraor
dinary degree. This restoration of his
sight was not altogether an unmixed
blessing. For the first time since his
childhood he could see things at a dis
tance. His home, that he thought so
tine, was found to bp neglected and
dirty; his precious china was chipped
and cracked; his books were soiled and
torn. But the crowning blow came
when a grand luncheon was given to
celebrate the restoration of the critic's
sight. Women were Invited in great
number and came In their very best.
The Comedie Francaise, the Vaudeville,
the Odeon, were represented by their
fairest o'nes, and the table "was a sight
for the gods"—at least Sarcey would
have thought so six weeks before.
But very soon his countenance fell,
and I saw his eye wandering Ailiout in
astonishment—aye, in distress. He
laughed no more and looked miserable.
After the coffee he made a sign to me,
and I followed him upstairs, believing
him to have been disturbed by the
thought of some work which ought to
be done at once. But he threw himself
heavily on the sofa, which groaned as
if sharing its master's despair, and ex J
claimed piteously: "Good heavens!
Why, they are all frights! They are all
dyed, painted, wrinkled, scraggy! Oh,
mes belles aimes, what has become of
How the Armada Kowtht.
The Spanish officers behaved with
the desperate heroism which became
tho countrymen of Cortes and Santa
Cruz, and never did Spanish soldier or
seaman distinguish himself more than
011 this tremendous day. There was 1.0
flinching, though the blood was seen
streaming out of the scuppers. Priests
went up and down under the hottest
fire, crucifix in hand, confessing and
absolving the dying.
But the engagement from the first
preserved the same character which
had been seen in those which had pre
ceded it. The Spaniards' courage was
useless to them. Their ships could not
turn or sail, their guns were crushed
by the superior strength of the English
artillery, they were outmatched In
practical skill, and, cl >se as the ships
were to one another, they could not
once succeed In fixing a grappling iron
in an English rigging. Thus, while
their own losses were terrible, they
could inflict but little In return. They
had endured for five hours to be torn
to pieces by camion shot, and that was
nil.—Spanish Story of the Armada.
Every public school has its own pe
callar customs and slang, but Eton
seems to be particularly well supplied
in this respect. At Harrow It is or used
to lie the height of cheek for a boy to
turn up his trousers till he had been
three years In tho school. At Eton it is
just tho other way, and it is part of the
school etiquette for a boy to turn up
his trousers, to keep the bottom of his
waistcoat unbuttoned and If he has
need to use nil umbrella never to roll It
Some of the so called Eton slang Is
I'ommon to other schools, but most of It
Is only to bo understood of Etonians.
"Sock" as a noun means food of all
kinds; as a verb It Is equivalent to "to
give." "Scug" Is primarily a boy who
las no colors, but it is more partlcular
y applied as a general term of abuse.
'A <*ool" at football Is a hard kick by
uiie of the forwards. A "tug" Is of
I'ourse a colleger, and a "tosh pan" Is
D sort of footbath.
A Hi !IK>. . For Ciinvrraliin.
Old Mi who belonged to Judge
J— of Mat-oil. Miss, "liefo" the wall,"
was for many years sexton and a
devout iiieu.lnT of the Presbyterian
church, sry:- Harper's Monthly. Short
ly after the war the colored Methodists
of the community la-Id 1 rousing meet
ing In which Moses loudly professed
conversion and Joined the Methodist
church. Some days afterward the
Judge met 111111 and asked: "How's this,
Mose? I hear you have Jollied the
Methodistl thought I brought you
up better Hum that."
Mose took oir Ills hat and solcmtily
ftcratclieil Ills woolly pale lis he replied:
"Yes. sir, inassa. dat'S K-O dat's so. f)e
Presbyterian people am a mighty fine
people, an' de Presbyterian church am
a mighty fine church, but. massa, don't
you fink It am powerful dismal fern
The shlll dull Is not a mere stick
picked up '' 1 a few pent cut casu
ally out of the Common hedge. I.lke
the Arab mare, It grows lo maturity
under the fostering can- of Its owner.
The shlllalah. like the poet, Is born,
not made. I.ike the poet . too, It Is a
choice plant, and Its growth Is slow.
Among 10.0' Mi blackthorn shoots per
liap not more than one Is destined to
become famous, but one of the lll, mm
app -ars of singular fitness. As soon as
dUcovcrcil it Is marked and dedicated
for future service. Everything that
might hinder lis development Is re
moved, and any offshoot of the main
stem Is skillfully cut off. With constant
care It grows thick and strong IUHUI a
bulbous root that can he shii(>ed Into 11
A < tirlotiM Ol«l Vraarl,
A British army ollleer discovered
among some old manuscripts a draw
ing of a man of war which wax built
In icon for the Japanese government.
The ve.vu'l was of Immense size, was
covered with sheets of Iron and cop
per and was provided with two rud
Furthermore the manuscript lu which
the drawing was wrapped says that
"If contained it very Ingenious appa
ratus, which was set in motion by two
dozen men. equipped with Iron ours."
The Vessel resembled II turtle 111
shape ninl was armed with ten large
The drawing is very exact, and ex-
I• it si, there Is no doubt as to Its
GOOD GARDEN LETTUCES.
*. Few Son, T tin I \rc Ueaerally
Varieties of lettuce exist in numliers
calculated to bewilder the inexperi
enced gardener. Special claims are
made for many of tlie new sorts, and
many of the old are stumped with the
seal of approval as tried and found all
that anybody is likely to desire.
White Star lettuce shown in the up
per figure is of a pale rather lusterless
yellowish green color, with leaves
slightly waved along the margins and
slightly wrinkled toward the windup.
The heads are firm, slightly conical,
with white seeds, and average about
eight ounces. This Is an American va
riety of comparatively recent introduc
tion and considerable merit and has
been pronounced excellent for forcing
and early outdoor planting.
Hanson, shown in the second figure
is a handsome yellowish green, glossy
lettuce, with the margins of the leaves
slightly frilled and puckered and coarse
WHITE BTAK AND HANSON LETTUCES,
surface markings. The leaves often
overlap at the top of the heads. The
heads are large, weighing eight to
twelve ounces, and the seed white.
• Both the White Star and the Hanson
specimens here shown measured a foot
across the head. Hanson is one of the
good standard varieties for home gar
den culture and is sometimes grown on
a large scale for market, but generally
smoother leaved kinds are preferred.
The New York lettuce, whose leaves
nre dark green, particularly when the
plants are young, much resembles Han
son. Its heads are immense and solid
nnd blanch well. It has been called one
of the best of summer lettuces. It Is
not a forcing kind.
Boston Market is one of the good
early outdoor varieties and is also ex
tensively used for forcing.
Golden Queen plenses with its beau
tiful color, forms solid, crisp and ten
der heads and ranks ns a very desira
ble early, head lettuce.
Black Seeded Simpson Is well known
as a tender curled variety that Btands
the summer heat well.
These varieties may be sown in the
hotbed and in the open ground us soon
as It can be worked in the spring.
Keen and Red Clover.
Select strains of Italian bees work
under certain circumstances on the
blossoms of common red clover, par
ticularly of the second crop, the corol
las of the latter being shorter than
those of the llrst crop, at least In most
cases. ('urntolau bees also work on
these blossoms. Had the same care
been bestowed upon the Carnlolan race
In the way of selection of breeding ma
terial during the past forty years that
hns been given to the Italian race no
doubt select strains might now exist
which would work to a greater extent
on red clover than the best bred Ital
The longest tongued honeybees, how
ever, are the Cyprian race, and these
work the most freely on red clover un
der such conditions as any bees will
work on tills plant. All honeybees
whenever seen working on blossoms
are distributing pollen, of course, and
effecting the pollination of the pistils.
Yet the main pollinators of red clover
are still wild beeH, especially those of
the genus Isimbus, the common bum
blebee. Frank Benton in New Kng
Tlie Tomnlo I'nek.
The American Grocer estimates the
pack of tomatoes in the I'nlted States
In 1002 at 0,282,812 eases of two dozen
tins each against the short pack In
1001 of -1,203,231 cast's. The pack in
Canada In 1002 was 212,000 cases
against 250,000 cases In 1001, making
the total pack of the United States and
Canada 0,-104,812 cases In 1002 against
4,518,221 cases a year ago. Almost one
half of tlit* entire pack of the United
Stales In 1902 was the product of Mary
land, that stale being credited with a
total of 4,51-1,382 cases. Indiana wus
second, with an output of 002,080 cases;
Delaware third, with a product of 750,-
070 cases, and New Jersey and Califor
nia fourth and fifth, with a pack re
spectively of 739,846 and 737,400 cases.
Upward of HO per cent of the entire
pack of the United States was the prod
uct of these five states.
Mnrketlnir llKlitWi'l(hl faille.
The average weight of cattle that
have been marketed In Chicago during
the last six years Is as follows: In 1800,
1,118; IX!>7, 1,001; 1808, 1,080; 18S10,
1,001; 1000, 1,078, and 1001, 1,035. Dur
ing eleven months of tOO 2 the avcrngo
weight was 071 pounds. These figures
are somewhat Interesting as showing
the tendency on the part of farmers
to market their cattle at a lighter
Weight. Marketing lightweight steers
not only means larger profits, but It
will of Itself have a tendency to Im
prove methods of feeding. lowa
A Popular I'rop of llir Present and
How to (iron It.
There Is everywhere much Interest In
onions as a ready money crop. The fol
lowing from It urn 1 New Yorker by a
practical farmer should Interest pro
The Ideal soli for onions would be
rich, well drained muck land, well
stored with humus or vegetable mat
ter. Lacking this, select the best avail
utile soil am! In so fur as possible sup
ply the necessary and lacking elements
by manure, fertilizers and culture. So
iect clay or sandy loam, avoiding either
heavy clay or light sand
To make the lust of what you hap
pen to have plow down the coarse ma
nure, the more the bellr. Leave the
line for top dressing and supplement
with hen manure, wood ashes, leached
or iinleached, and nitrate of soda. Do
not mix the asln s with the manure, but
work the manure well Into the soil,
after that the ashes. I'low the ground
only ordinary depth. Do not turn up
new soli to the surface. Spread on the
top dressing, all you can g't, and disk
and harrow until tl e soli Is tine and
mellow. Then I road-:isl evenly UK) or
12."i | otinds nitrate of soda, harrow
lightly again and level the surface with
I a plank float. The above work uitisi
be done just as early as ground and
: weather conditions will permit. 5
The seed must lie of the last year's
| growth, not older, four to six pounds to
the acre. It is liest put in with a drill,
which should lie carefully adjusted bo
fore beginning. Poor onion seed is very
dlscouragiu* Ninety per cent ought to
germinate when the seed is tested in
Ihiics. The sowing should be done rifrht
after the leveling. Sow In drills twelve
to fourteen inches apart in straight
rows. Drill first row by a line stretched
across the field. If the drill has a re
versible marker. It is easy to keep the
rows straight after that. Otherwlso
straighten by the line, as crooked rows
are very hard to cultivate. Cover the
seed not less than one inch deep, and
the sooner cultivation begins the bet
Weed la sr.
Start the wheel hoc eirrly, running
the hoes close lip to the wheel mark of
>the drill. If the wheel hoe has weeder
attachment, use that instead of the
boos, going all over the ground. When
the plants are just breaking through,
rake over the rows with hand rake. It
will kill what weeds have started, but
will not injure the plants. Some weed
ing by hand will have to be done, nnd
the best way I know is to get down on
the knees astride the row. The best
tool I have ever used for the hand
weeding Is an ordinary four tined steel
table fork. When well established,
onions should be thinned to six to ten
plants to the foot of row.
Cultivation nnd Top DreaMim?.
Keep up cultivation often enough to
destroy all weeds and preserve the
loose, mellow condition of the soil. Six
or seven weeks after sowing another
dressing of nitrate of soda, same as
first amount, will be very helpful, but
do not apply when plants are wet with
dew or rain. Still another like applica
tion in midsummer will also be thor
oughly good practice. When the plants
begin to bottom nicely, the soil should
be worked from instead of to the row..
The Missouri board of agriculture In
troduced a unique feature in institute
work for December. Through the co
operation of the Missouri Pacllic rail
road a demonstration car accompanied
the corps of workers and was made a
prominent feature at every Institute.
Where the meetings were held In a live
stock section representative specimens
of Improved breeds of stock were taken
from the agricultural college and a
stock Judging school was held. In ad
dition samples of different feedstuffs
and forage plants adapted to the par
ticular section were exhibited. At these
Institutes the selection, breeding, feed
ing and management of live stock were
emphasised, In a dairy section the car
was equipped so as to be a traveling
dairy school. In the horticultural parts
of the state the car was equipped with
spray pumps and other devices for con
trolling insect and fungous nests. In
addition an exhibition of fruit and
samples of various kinds of trees and
plants was carried. American Agri
Sow seed of Jersey Wakefield in flats
filled with light, loamy soil the last of
Februury. Sow thinly, and place the
boxes in a gentle hotbed or any warm,
/lunny situation. When the plants are
I strong, transplant them into flats one
and a half inches apart each way. As
growth begins gradually expose them
to the open air on all favorable occa
sions. Late In March remove them to
a cold frame, jind properly harden
them off before setting them In the
Honor Bright Is the amateur's and
private gardener's tomato, handsomo
to look at, delicious to eat.
There is said to be good profit In wa
tercress. It thrives in clear running
Just now there is a boom In con-.
structlon of electric lines all over the
"If we could have but one pea, it
would be Surprise," Is the verdict from
American Gardening's trial grounds.
Plymouth Itocks were a great fea
ture at the recent New York poultry
show, and the fad for white fowls of
nil kinds wns noticeable.
Cheese loses considerable weight dur
ing curing. This Is mainly moisture,
but at a high temperature there may lie
n leakage of fat.
The youthful Now York Horticul
tural association had a tine annual
kneetfng. With a phenomenal gathering
ftf successful fruit growers.
TEMPTED, HE ATE.
A fttnry of Hclnrich Heine nnd n
To»lli«iiiuc Lyonat SnuaiiKC.
Returning from a journey to tbo
south of France Hclnrich Heine met a
friend, a German violinist, In Lyons,
who gave him n large sausage that had
been made In Lyons, with the request
to deliver It to a mutual acquaintance,
a homeopathic physician, In Paris.
Heine promlst>d to attend to the com
mission nnd Intrusted the delicacy to
the care of Ills wife, who was travel
ing with lilin. ltut as the post chaise
Was very slow and he soon liccamo
very hungry, on the advice of his wlfo
both tasted of the sausage, which
dwlndhd with every mile.
Arriving at Paris, Heine did not dare
to send the remainder to the physician,
and yet he wished to keep bis promise.
So he cut off the thinnest possible
slice with his razor, wrapped It lc a
sheet of vellum paper and Inclosed It
lu an envelope, with the following
Pcnr Doctor From your scientific In
vest Illations wo learn that tho millionth
pari of a certain sulistnneo brines about
the greatest results. 1 licit, therefore,
your kind acceptance ot tho accompany
ing: millionth part of a I.yons unusage,
which our friend gave me to deliver to
you. If homeopathy la a this
little piece will have the samo effect on
you as tho whole sausage. Your
HKINRICH lllilNE. .
—Ughcttl's "With Physicians and Cll-
HeNt niul Worst.
"Is this the best wurst you can send
me?" asked tl»- lady who walked Into
the meat stor with a package of that
edible In her hand.
"Madam," answered the meat man,
"It Is the best wurst we have."
• Well. It Is the worst wur.it I ever
•'I am sorry to hear that. The best;
I can do Is to try and send you some
better wurst from today's lot; but, as I
said, that Is the best wurst we have
nt present. I am sure, however, that
tl e wurst we are now making will not
be any worse than this, and It ought to
be better. I unsure you that as soon ns
I get the wrist you shall have the best
of It. We never gave any one the
worst of it i i long as we have been In
the wurst buslue-s, and you may be
sure that when we . Ivc yon your wurst
it will be the lust, for our worst wurst
Is better wurst than the best wurst of
our eotnpet Itors."
Itut the lady, whose eyes had taken
oa a stare of gias-Hne- i, was seen to
throw up lier hands and llee from tho
plafe, for she was afraid the worst was
yet to come. I'.a It I more American.