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Extremely Large Stock of Winter Footwear
At Away Down Prices.
We are showing a large stock of Holiday Slippers. Many
styles in fine leather, felt and embroideried slippers. We wish
to close out our entire stock of Holiday slippers before Christmas j
and in order to do so we will sell them at extremely low prices, ;
Ladies' Fine Shoes masterpiece of the shoe-!
makers art and standard of the world. High or medium cut, j
box-calf, fine dongola, enamel and patent leather. Button or.
lace in light or heavy soles.
|| AII ' QL AAn All the latest styles in men's fine!
men S onues shoes. Large stock of Cokey's high-1
cut, hand-pegged, box-toe and plain toe shoes.
Gokey's Copper Tipped Shoes for the Boys.
Complete Stock of Men's and Boys' Heavy Stocking and Overs
Ladies', Gents', Misses' and Children's Felt Boots and Overs
Leggins and Overgaiters in all sizes.
Lambs wool in soles all sizes
Sole Leather and Shoemakers Supplies.
Repairing Promptly Done.
s Opening Display Holiday Goods |
2 A Grand Stock to Select From. w
Big Reduction in Millinery. 2
Lrife*size Prize Doll Given Away. S
See Show Window. £
The Moderq Store. t*
The Store in Holiday Array. Fancy Goods, J
Dolls, Furs, Neckwear, Umbrellas, Jewelry,
Gloves, etc., Dress Goods, Silks, etc.
The finest Life sized Doll ever exhibited in Butler, $
Every 25c purchase entitles yoa to a doll coupon. The more coupons, j*
the more likely yon are to get this grand doll. (k
Take advantage of onr SACRIFICE SALE OF ALL TRIMMED in
HATS, for yonr holiday ontfit.
Crystal Distilled Water served to customers while shopping at the atore. U
& wvnmlaSo x" I 221 Send in Your Mail Orders.
(K OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA.
I P Merchant Tailor. \? I]
I . Fall and Winter Suitings |j
■ f ; JUST ARRIVED. 11
■ 142 North Main St. . |j
Are r\ow occupying their
old. locatioi\ at corner of
Suits from sls to SSO.
For Holiday & Wedding Presents |
j [ There's nothing more appropriate than pictures, and there's no better %
j place to buy them than at our store. We have on view Bisson's "Zephyrs §
j , of Love.' one of the grandest water colors out. Also a full line of Den X
■ j Pictures. Oval Frames are all tbe go now. See what we have to offer. *
TREGANOWAN ART CO, f
JJeS Jw"Ho/rf Oo h St '~ Plttobor g- |
The Place with no Handsome Front.
We want you to come to our store and look around
for your Xmas shopping. We can't expect you to ap
preciate the vast superiority of this store as regards
varieties, qualities, styles and low prices unless you see
What other stores are offering. We have the goods you
want; we sell at absolutely the lowest prices.
We are doing a big business simply because we merit
it. Look round, you simply can't help being convinced
ttyat this is the
Lowest priced store in the county
We desire to impress you particularly with the
thorough manner in which we are prepared to fill your
wants for your holiday buying.
It vev» ar® looking after your, own best interests you will
buy here. When you come to this store you will forcibly
realize the truth of this statement.
W® handle Everything Eeady to Wear for Men,
Women and Cbildren.
Cohn's Bargain Store,
150 Main and Cunningham Sts.
THE BUTLER CITIZE
ran be cured bj
Trj it and tl it I
doesn't help yon we!
will pay back your
106 N. Main Si.
Reed's Wine of
Cod blver Oil
will build you up and make
you strong, will give you
an appetite and new life.
If you feel tired and
worn out try our Wine of
Cod Liver Oil and find
It is stronger and better
than pure Cod Liver Oil.
Pleasant to take and is
inoffensive to delicate
Indorsed and recom
mended by physicians
every where. The best
Spring tonic to give you
Health and strength.
For sale only at
Main and Jeff i;m fit ntler. Pa
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do.
Then you want the best for the
least money. Tfyat is our motto,
Come and see us when in need of
anything in the Drug Line and
we are sure you will call again.
We carry a full line of Drugs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
8. G. PURVIS, PH. Q
213 8. Main Bt. Butler Pn.
IJ BHIHTFT || HOSE. TTES!
* ."I 5
4 OUR STOCK OF .
| HATS AND I
!> Men's Furnishings !j
j; IS NOW COMPLETE. J
11 Come jn and let us show you J
' the r/ew fall shirts. J
I' We have shirts at all prices. I|
# Onr leader of coarse, is the < 1
11 Manhatten Shirt. !|
11 The best in the World. !|
< I we have all the (li&ereut weights ( i
. | and
I We can surely suit you if you ,
'. need nnderwear.
< Haven't the apace to call atten- '!
!• tion to all the good things we t
0 have. 1 1
• Jnst come In and see for your
# self. \\
A Strict attention paid to mail
Jno. S. Wick |i
! [ HATTER and J
] , MEN'S FUKNIBHEH. j >
1 [ People's 'Phone. 015 1 1
I! BUTLKR. PA. 11
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1903.
Office in Butler COUQ National
• ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office at No. 8. West Diamond St. But
POL'LTER & BAKER,
v ATTORNEYS AT LAW
Office in Butler County National
JOHN U. COULTER,
Office with R. C. McAboy, J. P.,
south side Diamond.
Special attention given to collections
and business matters.
Reference: Butler Savings Bank, or
BnMer County National Bank
] I). Mcjr.NKIN,
rj . A TTORNEY-AT-LAW.
Ofticc in Reiber building, cwniei MaiD
and E. Cunningham Sts, Entrance oc
] 13. P.KEDiN,
•) . ATTORNEY AT LAW.
..iSice on Main St. neat Couit (louse.
I? VERETT L. RAuSTON,
No. 257 South 51& in Street, Butler, Pa.
Fisher Building. Fust iloor on South
Main street, ntxt my former office in
• ATTORNEY AT L*W.
•)fcein Wisr ht.iV.inc
J." H. NEGLEV.
HI. ATTORNEY AT LAW.
<-\fc ce N- gley B silding. West
• NOTARY PUBLIC,
Office with Berkmer, next door to P O.
Geo. m beatty, m d ,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Office in John Richey Building.
Office Honrs—9-11 A. M., 2:30-5:30 p.
M.. 6:80-B;T»0 P. M.
Sunday 9-10:45 A. M., 1-3:00 P. M.
Night calls 331 N. Washington St.
People's Phone 739.
DR. H. J. NEELY.
Rooms 6 and 7. Hngbes Building,
South Main St,
Chronic diseases of genito urinary
organs and reetnm treated by the most
Hemorrhoids and Chronic IJseases a
TV H. BROWN, M. D..
H ■ Office in Riddle building.Diamond.
next door to Dr. Bell's old office.
Office Hours: —9 to 11 a. m., I to 3 and
6 to 8 p. m.
G1 EO. K. McADOO. M. D.
F EYE, EAR, NOSE AND THROAT,
Hours—9-12, 1-5. Both Phones.
Troutman building, S. Main St.
7 C. BOYLE, M. D.
F ' • EYE, EAR, NOSE ami THROAT,
After Ap:il Ist, office in former Dr.
Peters'resi fence, No. 121 E. Cunning
ham St., B .tler, Pa., next door to Times
CLARA E. MORROW, D. 0.,
GRADUATE BOSTON COM.BCK OK
Womeu't diseases a specialty. Con
sultatian and examination free.
Office Hours, 9to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m
People's Phone 573.
116 S. Main street, Butler, Pa
(1 M. ZIMMERMAN
I# PHYSICIAN AND SOKGBON
At 327 N. Main St.
R. HAZLETT, M. D„
• 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham's former office.
Special attention given to Eve, Note
and Throat. People's Phone 5&1
0 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON
aoo West Cunningham St.
DR. JULIA R. FOSTER.
DR. CLARENCE M. LOWE.
Rooms 9 and 10 Stein Building, Butler.
Consultation and examination free,
daily ; and evenings by appointment.
South Main street, (ov Metzer's
DR. H. A. MCCANDLESS,
Office in Butler Connty National Bank
Building, 2nd floor.
Has located in the new Stein building,
with all the latest devices for Dental
DR. M. D. KOTTRABA,
Successor to Dr. Johnson.
Office at No 114 K. Jeftersotj St., over
G. W. Miller's grocerv
1 J. DONALDSON,
'J • DENTIST.
Artificial Teeth inserted on the iate*t
improved plan. Gold Fillings a spec
ialty. Office next to postoffice.
DR J. WILBERT McKfaK,
Office ovpr C. iJ. Miller's Shoe Store,
215 S. Main street, Butler, Pa.
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridye work.
VVTM. H. WA 1.C33,
Residence 214 W. Pearl St., Butler, Pa,
n F. L. McQCISTION,
V. CIVI h AMU SURVEYOR.
Offiwd ncir Court House
Inquire at Shiiiit'soffice or 426 Mifflin
St. Butler Pa.
WM. WALKER. (.'HAS. A. MCELVAIN.
WALKER & McELV'AiN,
SQj 15 ruler County National Bank Bldg.
Binding of Books
Is our occupation. Wc put our
entire time to studying the best
and latest methods of doinf qyiy
work. If vqy arc thinking of
having some work done in this
line I am sure you will be well
pleased if you have it done at
Tfeg Batlcr Book Bindery,
W. W. AMON, Prop.
Opp Court House.
THE GREAT "RUB-DOWN."
For Sore Muscles,
Pain in Back,
AT ALL DRUGGISTS. 25c, 60c, $1 OO
Poor man ! He can't help it.
It's his liver. He needs a
liver pill. Ayer's Pills.
I Vait jour r.custacLc cr tcard c.
J beautiful brov>a cr rich black? Use
iSOcis.of druggistjor R. °- Ha" tCo., Nash'js.N.H
In all its stage*. J JJUD#
cleanses, soothes and heals f y Jxp m
the diseased membrane.
11 cares catarrh and drives
sway a cold in the head
Crejira Ilalm is placed into the nostrils, spreads
over the membrane and is absorbed. Relief is im
mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does
not produce sneezing. Large Size, 50 cents at Drug
gists or by mail; Triai Bi»e, 10 cents.
ELY BROTHERS, 56 Warren Street, New York
* w STOCK
I have purchased the C. J.
Harvey Pharmacy, in the Stein
building, at 345 S. Main St., am
remodeling and restocking the
store. 1 have twenty-two years
experience as a pharmacist, and
compounding of prescriptions
will be under my personal at
Pure drugs and honest treat
When in town shopping, stop
and leave your packages.
J L McKee, Pharmacist,
Stein Block. S. Main St.. Butler. Pa.
109 N. /Wain Street,
Prompt and Careful
Prescription Worl< a
Don't Know That?
That Stem's Creamery and Milk
depot at the rear of 417 South
Main street is in operation?
WELL, IT IS!
Anil i* yo«t want good Milk,
Cream. Creamery Bntter or Butter
milk, call and see ns or watch for
People's Phone ia» Bell Phone 263.
AHK YOUR GROCER for Steen's
Boiled Cider in qnart jars
We guarantee jur products pure
and free from any adulteration.
J. H STEEN'S CREAMERY
■ RUINED I
H Many a fine piece of H
■ silver,watch or locket Si
H is spoiled by machine Sf
PP or poor hand engrav- pf
E lug 1 , we engrave with- g|
H out extra charge on B§|
■ all goods Field by us, Ir;
™ and when we say
i engraved we moan 1
engraving; that you Sis
P *yiil not be ashamed jp
B to send anywhere. 4
■ Ralston & Smith, £
B "No Fancy Prices," 1|
jS JEWELERS, |g
■■ Engravers and Watehiuakets. Hi
9 110 W. Jefferson Street. B
M. A.BE RKIMER,
5; S. Main S* B-jtlsr
0 CUPID AMD THE £
[J MUD CLERK jjj
0 By W. W. HINES 0
0 Copyright, 1908. by T. C. McClure 0
They rate on the company's pay roll
as third clerks. Unofficially, but more
correctly, they are known as mud
Jimmy Boynton was mud clerk on
the big side wheel steamboat Rcna
Stanton, and he was proud of the fact.
Now, the chief clerk on a Mississippi
river boat Is a dignitary of no mean
importance, while the second clerk Is
almost as impressive an Individual.
The mud clerk Is the youngster who
follows the foremost deck -hand off the
gangplank at every landing and checks
the freight. When he jumps off the
gangplank he generally lands In mud
up to his knees. The reason why he
never receives his rightful tiUe ef third
clerk Is obvious.
Some men might not consider this
pleasant work, but It suited Jimmie.
lie knew, too, that the way of a mud
clerk. If properly directed, leads to a
chief clerkship and eventually to a
post ns captain. Meantime he was a
happy go lucky sort of lad who was
liked by every one from the captain
down to the negro deck hands, more
commonly known as "rousters."
On this particular evening he was at
peace with himself, the world and even
the rousters who were unloading the
cargo of cotton on the levee. Jimmy
was mechanically checking the num
bers atop the bales, but a strange sort
of Inner consciousness was drinking In
the beauty of the scene before him.
The setting sun had turned the muddy
waters to a sensuous, laving silver.
Just beyond the ripples made by the
slowly turning paddle wheels of the
boat In the reverse motion necessary to
counteract the force of the current lay
a tiny island, formed by the cutting In
two of n long, narrow sand bar. A few
Cottonwood trees nodded lazily on the
willful bit of land. To his right the
old levee had crumbled away, and a
new one had been built behind it, form
ing nn artificial lake fringed with tall
cottonwood trees and gnarled stumps
of cypress. Across the stream the
mighty force of water had cut into an
Island, and every time the boat passed
up and down the river the contour of
the bank had changed# Sometimes
only a foot or two had been sliced
away. Sometimes whole acres had dis
It was a marvelous power, to-as this
mother of waters, and yet Jimmie
thought exultantly that he was master
of it lie could ride it, turn its force
into money, make It earn him position
and promotion. And, thinking thus, he
decided that he would not trude Jobs
Just now with his own congressman.
And then she came on the scene, and
he suddenly discovered that it might be
desirable to be a congressman after all
and wear glossy boots and unstained
It all happened very suddenly—so
suddenly, in fact, that he stopped In the
midst of a mighty volley of very forci
ble language aimed at a lazy rouster,
dropped his stub of a pencil and, In
blissful ignorance of what he was do
ing, stood deliberately staring at the
dainty vision tripping up the gnng
The vision wore something very fluf
fy and thin and blue, with something
thinner still at her throat and wrists,
something which fluttered about very
coquettlshly when she turned her head
or lifted her skirts. And her broad flat
hat was wreathed In the pinkest of
pink roses. Jimmie had only one brief
glimpse, but he remembered quite dis
tinctly that the blue In her dress and
In her eyes matched perfectly, likewise
the pink In her hat and her lips.
Now, of course nny authority on fash
ion could huve informed Jimmie that
the vision was most badly dressed for
traveling, but to Jimmie "good form"
was an unknown quantity. He de
cided that the vision must be a daugh
ter of a railroad president at least, and
probably had a million or two iu her
own right. Having reached this deci
sion, he finished the volley of language,
picked up his pencil and resolutely
turned his back on the vision.
But visions such as Miss Lorena
Thomas possess a haunting quality.
The ladles' cabin, so called by courtesy,
lay at the other end of the long, narrow,
oval expanse, but Jimmie was thor
oughly couvlnced that Miss Thomas
could see his mud sputtered gurments
as he rushed through his report In
front of the clerk's desk. 80 expedi
tiously did he complete this task that
the Itenu Stanton bad not got under
full headway before Jimmie bolted into
ills tiny stuteroom In search of the only
ether pair of trousers he possessed.
They met at the supper table, and
when the meal was over Jimmio thank
ed his stars that, after all, he was only
the mud cierk.
Both the first and second clerk hnd
desk work before them, and Jimmie
had only a long, lazy evening on deck,
during which ho could show Miss
Thomas the beauties of his river life.
There were moments when this pleas
ure palled, however. That was when
the soft, thin stuff at Miss Thomas'
(eck and wrists fluttered with a par
cularly elegant air or the pink roses
In her hat bent with languid dignity
In his direction. They seemed to re
mind him that daughters of railroad
presidents with their purple and fine
Unen, which In this Instance appeared
In the form of forgetmenot blue and
rose pink, were not for mud clerks,
®ven If the latter had flattering pros
pects. He had about decided to lead
tip to the topic ef her family when the
Kate Adams hove in sight, and they
leaned against the rail while Jimmie
discoursed upon the feats performed
by this the fastest l>oat on the river.
In truth, Jlmmle's ambition had once
■topped with the captaincy of the Kato
Adams, but now he thought with u
sigh, "What Is the Kate Adams after
But he did not linger on the thought.
Everything happened too quickly. Miss
Thomas In her excitement had climbed
up on the foot rail when the Imperti
nent evening breeze took a fancy to the
pink crowned hat. Away It went.
There was a shrill shriek, and some
thing blue and fluttering bent a little
too far over and then went after the
bat. And after both went Jimmie.
It must bo admitted that under the
lufluence of u blanket, some but grog
and the fulsome praise of one or two
of bis coinruties Jlmmle Indulged lu
Koine romantic day dreams, lie bud a
picture of a grateful railroad president,
a pink and bluo vision wltb downcast
eyes and a brown eyed young man be
ing very magna nlmoui, but neverthe
less accepting a lifetime devotion lu re
turn for a cold plunge. Then the ef
feets of the grog wore ofT, and Jlmmle
shook himself vigorously.
The nest morning he stood diffident
ly lu Miss Thomas' prcseuce. UoiM
were the blue frock with its lace frills
and the beautiful rose crowned hat. A
very sober, sad eyed young woman
clad in a simple gingham dress mur
mured her thanks.
Jimmle shifted from one foot to the
other and tried to hide his embarrass-
ment, but when Miss Thomas burst
into tears he forgot differences of sta
tion and sat down beside her.
"Oh, 1 reckon you won't be any the
worse for the ducking," he said by
way of consolation, wishing lie could
take the sobbing figure in his arms and
say something more comforting.
"It isn't the wetting I mind, but—
but—my—oh, my dress! I sewed three
weeks for Aunt Myra to pay for that
dress, and I—l was so proud of it I
know I shall never have another one
as pretty as long as I live."
"Yes, you will," declared Jimmle,
with the air of a prophet who knew
his calling. "Just you wait." he added
mysteriously. "Why, you'll have one
of 'em every summer; see if you don't."
The girl dried her eyes and looked at
him in wonder, but he hardly noticed
her expression. Ue was thinking
ecstatically that you cannot always tell
a railroad president's daughter by her
And It WHS not until Jimmie became
chief clerk of the Rena Stanton and
settled his bride and her widowed
mother In a neat little cottage at Natch
ez that he discovered that very pret
ty muslin could be bought for 12M
cents a yard, with pink roses at 50
cents a spray. That was when he In
sisted upon choosing the bridal gown
and ruled severely against the loveliest
cotton back white satin at ■67V4 cents
Take Your Time Estlac.
Here is an example that is worth re
membering and following. Horace
Fletcher writes of au experience that
he had while traveling on a railway
with the proverbiul twenty minutes
for dinner in which to satisfy a labor
ing man's appetite. There was an ex
cellent array of good things on the
lunch counter to eat and drink, and
from these he made a selection rather
than attempt the regular dinner. He
chose plump ham sandwiches, creamy
milk and a large piece of pie. The
twenty minutes was ample time for
disposing of sandwiches and milk,
while he hud the pie put In paper to
give epicurean enjoyment on the train,
"If I had put the pie and sandwiches
and the milk into my stomach in seven
or eight minutes, which, by actual ob
servation, is the gluttonous rate of dis
patching a station meal, I would have
lost two-thirds of nutriment, more
than one-half of taste and taken on
twenty-four hours of discomfort, pos
sibly inviting a cold and creating an
'open door' for any migrating microbes
that were floating about In my atmos
phere looking for strained tissue or
fermenting food in which to build their
Observation proves that you cannot
get more nutriment Into your stomach
than salivation prepares, "gulp" though
you may, but you can take In a load of
disease possibilities In trying to force
or evade proper salivation. —Cooking
Women In Poland.
Polish women are renowned for their
beauty, for the i>erfectlon of their
lunula and the Niuiilliies» ot (heir feet.
Polish ladles maintain that when they
shop In Vienna and show their small
feet with the high Instep to be fitted
the tradesmen exclaim, "Ah, those are
But their pleasure In this distinction
Is not so much a matter of personal
vanity as of satisfaction In the supe
riority of anything belonging to their
country, for they are fervidly patri
The lady of position rises between 11
nnd 12 In the forenoon and goes to bed
at 4 o'clock the next morning. She
drives fro® one visit to another, but In
reality she Is laboring all day for pub
lic Interests. Everything, the founding
of a library, n hospital, a Bewlng
school, Is made to strengthen the Po
llsti cause. Four ladles do not meet on
a charity committee, says George
Brandes, without talcing some meas
ure, under that innocent pretext, for
the national benefit
As a consequence of this charm and
spirit, the women of Poland receive
from the men a courtesy amounting to
homage. Men always rise in a tram
rar to give a lady a seat. At any pub
lic place a chair may be ruthlessly de
manded of even the most distinguished
official present, with the sufficient ex
planation, "for a lady."
Opnln of V«rlou» OfitPi'M.
There are several varieties of opals
and therefore several degrees of merit
The precious or noble or oriental opal
Is the supreme. This has all the col
ors, and when these colors are broken
into spangles it Is then called the
harlequin opal. Then comes the tiro
opal, or girasole, with hyacinth red
and yellow reflection. The former
comes from Hungary and the latter
from Mexico. The common, or seini
opals, are uonopalescent The hydro
phane, or oculus mundl. Is noutrails
pa rent, but becomes so by immersion
in water or any transparent fluid. The
cachalong is nearly opaque and of a
blulsli white color. The hyalite Is
colorless, pellucid and white. The opal
Jasper, or wood opal, is the petrifaction
of wood, opalescent, but without the
coloring which makes the "noble" gem
In Japan to get up parties to behold
the freshly fallen snow or the cherry
bloHsoms or the maple trees In their
autumnal glory or to go to the flower
shows Is as de rlguenr as are our din
ners, cotillons and theater parties.
Mushroom hunting Is a fashionable
pastime, while in the house harp play
ing, verse writing, embroidering and
tea drinking are the most absorbing
occupations. The most pretentious en
tertainment Is the tea ceremony. It Is
very formal, and there Is much elab
orate performance connected with It
difficult for a foreigner to comprehend.
au■■■ ( lifwlnii.
"To chew gum for live or teu min
utes after a meal is absolutely bene
ficial," said a physician, "especially for
hasty eaters, who do not half masti
cate their food, because the action of
the Jaws causes the gastric juices to
flow, and that is good. Hut so few
people can use and not abuse It. They
get the guui in their mouths and keep
at It till they fairly dry up the saliva j
supply, bring on a headache and get
generally nervous. This will cause in
Wonderful Bird I IIKIH.
The moHt wonderful bird UlnM noted
is the migratory achievement of tlie
Virginia plover, which leave# the north
ern haunts in North America and, tak
ing a course down the Atlantic, usually
from 4(H) to .Vki mlleM e.iMt «.r the Ber
muda-), readies the coast of Brazil In
one unbroken tllthl of ftft»■ n hours, ,
covering a distance of KJ miles ut the |
rate of four uilles a minute.
tlr Ita Operation Mr. < alprpprr C(w
Into Ilia Onn.
It is the story of a polite and polished
Virginia gentleman and his landlady,
also polite, i>olislied nnd a Virginian.
It rained on a day not long ago, nnd
when Mr. Culpepper looked for his
umbrella In the terra cotta tile In the
ball It was not there. Mr. Culpepper
was far too courteous to say that some- I
body had taken it. He didn't even say
it was gone. He merely looked at the
terra cotta tile and cherished regrets. '
It was raining, and he had no umbrel- '
la. The courteous landlady came upon
him and divined his trouble.
"Haven't you any umbrella?" she
asked. "Oh, that's too bad! You
mustn't think of going out without
one. Just wait a moment til! I get you
Mr. Culpepper protested, but when
Virginian meets Virginian courtesy is
bound to prevail in the end. The land
lady went upstairs and presently re
i turned with an umbrella.
"There," said she. "Take it 1 shan't
need it today, and you are perfectly
welcome to it, perfectly welcome."
And the grateful Mr. Cul|>epper
stepped out and unrolled an umbrella
which was the very one he had lost
I Courteous Virginia gentleman, courte
ous Virginia landlady, and you needn't
ask me how the umbrella came to
! change owners, for I don't know. Nel- j
| ther does Mr. Culpepper.—Washington
Dlasnoalnsr t'ndrr Dlfllcaltlea.
Dr. Sundberg, former consul to Bag
dad, related with much gusto an ad
venture that befell him In a Mobam
! medan harem In Bagdad. One of the
' wives of a rich merchant fell sick, and
j Dr. Sundberg was called in to prescribe
for her. With a pardonable scientific
j Interest the western physician waited.
, Enter a black gunnysack. It is the pa
| tient. The doctor would like to feel her
pulse. A white hand Is slipped through
' an opening. Good. And her tongue—
I impossible! No man save her husband
may see the face of a woman and live
| or, more accurately, no woman may
I unveil her face to any man save ber
' husband nnd live. His professional ln-
I terest aforesaid deeply aroused, the dlp
i lomatic doctor insists. The difficulty Is
at length solved by the eunuch in chief.
Though the woman may not lawfully
unveil herself, the doctor under the cir
cumstances might perhaps be allowed
i to crawl in under the gunnysack nnd so
examine the telltale tongue. "Delight
ed, I'm sure," says the doctor, and does
so. Then after the most thorough diag
nosis imaginable be prescribes, as did
Abernethy before him, "A little sun
The Orlsla of Starching.
The course of history carries us back
no further than the year 1504 for the
origin of starching in London. It was
in that year that Mistress Van der
Plasse came with her husband from
Flanders to the English metropolis "for
their greater safety" and there pro
fessed herself a starcher. The best
housewives of the time were not long
in discovering tlie excellent whiteness
of the "Dutch linen," as It was called,
and Mistress Plasse soon lind plenty of
good paying clients. Some of these be
gan to send her ruffs of lawn to starch,
which she did so excellently well that
it became n saying that If any one sent
her a ruff mnde of a spider's web she
would be able to starch It. So greatly
did her reputation grow that fashiona
ble dames went to her to learn the art
and mystery of starching, for which
they gladly paid a premium of £4 or £5.
and for the secret of seething starch
they paid gladly a further sum of 20
Bjron'a Fatted Gooae.
One of the stories concerning the
traditional dish of roast goose on Mi
chaelmas dny refers to Lord Byron,
says an English newspaper. The poet
always Insisted lu keeping up old cus
toms in small things, such as having
hot cross buns ou Good Friday and
roast goose on Michaelmas day. This
last fancy had a grotesque result when
he was In Italy. After buying a goose
and fearing It might be too lean Byron
fed it every day for a month previous
to the festival, so that the poet and
the bird became so mutally attached
that when Sept. 29 arrived he could
not kill it, but bought another and had
the pet goose swung In a cage under
his carriage when he traveled.
The Abaent Jack.
The wife of a Washington street
merchant Is very fond of roses, espe
cially of the brilliant varieties. By
way of reminder she said to the bus
band the other morning before he
started for business:
"I see, my dear, that Jacks are be
"That may be true," said the hus
band absently, "but 1 have known
men who would have been willing to
pay ?I<K) for one to put with the two
already In their band."—lndianapolis
"Neither Is a dictionary a bad book
to read," says Emerson In his essay on
books. "There Is no cant in It no ex
cess of explanation, and It U full of
suggestion, the raw material of possi
ble poems and histories. Nothing is
wanting but a little shuttling, sorting,
ligature and cartilage."
Bound to Be Ladylike.
Ethel—What did you do when Gus
proposed to you?
Mabel I was so surprised I puckered
up iny mouth to whistle, but then I re
membered that would be unladylike, so
I hurried nnd pressed my lips agnlnst <
his to keep myself from whistling.
A shell from n 12 Inch gun makes 1
Its flight of nine miles In forty-two sec- ,
Tlie l.otiilon Una llrlver.
Catch it driver when a clumsy dray
man bus fouled bis wheels or blocked
Ills way or when a rival bus has stolen
a march on him. Then you will under
stand the Londoner's boast that the
cockney Is the readiest, the wittiest, of
ull Ms majesty's subjects. The tongue
Is not his only weapon. I remember
once starting from the Manslou House
on a bus the dtirer of which had been
maddened bg some remark of tho con- |
ductor on tlie bus Just in front of him. I
The twu belonged to rival companies
nnd were traveling tho samo route.
They talked It over with puugoncy and
(est from the Mansion House to St <
Paul's. At the top of I.udgato hill, one t
of the regular stopping places, the drlr- I
er made up his mind he could stand It <
no longer. He got down from his seat I
ii ml pommeled the conductor heartily i
for two minutes. It refreshed him so I
much Hint at tbe nest stopping place I
tic UUI It ngnln. Ily the time ('baring
I'rwn wim reached It Unci become a
habit with lilin. Whenever tbe buses
stopped there would be n brink setto, 1
tbe Intervals between the halts being '
(Hied with nn i xchnnge of prophecies
Its to what would happen at the nest.
—Sydney llrooks In llurper's Maga- i
" By IZOLA L. FORKESTER ;
♦ Copvrioht , tSCt, by T. C. McClurt 1
S! ■ was working when he knocked
j ami -..Ti lj- called, "Come inr'
"I thought It was only you," ahe add*
ed, with a smile and a nod of welcom*
over her shoulder. "lan't It a dream
i of a day? You are about five and a
half minutes too late. Mab Just went
for a park tramp with her pockets fall
j of cake for the squirrels and her heart
full of love for all the world, especially
the springy world. Goodby."
"But I'm not going, thank yon," hs
answered, laughing down at her. Hs
drew up bis favorite chair deliberate
ly, the deep, lounging one, and seated
himself beside her desk. The window
was open, and a little Rookwood Ja*
In soft grcena and bronze browns
stood upon the sill, holding a cluster
of daffodils. There waa a mass of
scattered manuscript spread over the
desk, and her eyes looked tired with
forced thought. The breeze from the
I window had blown her hair Into a
! fluffy, careless state, unlike its usual
businesslike primness, and there were
Ink blots on her second finger.
"I'm going to stay here awhile," he
said. "And I don't give a rap for your
ladyship's permission. I have come to
have a talk with you."
She looked at him amusedly. He
had picked up her blue pencil and was
marking stars on the back of the man
uscript with It
"So serious? Let's see." She laid
down her pen resignedly. "Truax
doesn't like the last effort of the
mighty mind. Not up to the Burton
standard. Ifs not wise to play ping
pong with your public, Dick. If they
like your cream puffs and chocolate
eclaires never try to give them the
doughnuts and brown bread of real
ism. Is that It? Or were the last roy
alties below par? Or has Mah been
teasing you, or what?"
He was not smiling new. There was
a new earnestness In his eyes m he
bent suddenly toward her.
"Comrade," he said, "am I good
enough to ask the woman I love to
It was very quiet In the large, restful
studio apartment The tap of horses'
hoofs on the pavement far below float
"All I GOOD ItXOCQH TO ASK TBS WOMAN
I LOVK-TO MABRY MB?"
ed up to them faintly, and there was a
rustle as the wind stirred the leaves of
paper on the desk. She was still smil
ing. but her bead was turned to the
window and the yellow daffodils and
blue sky beyond. She was glad she
was strong and bsd known all along
that this must surely come. It was
right too. She was glad for Mab, Mab
In her glorious youth, who had swept
into her life with the Joy and promise
of the springtime and bad put new
Best and hope In her by the very force
of her ambition and confidence In all
And it was good that these two
should marry, and the man who had
been her friend and comrade so long
so long. There were the first days of
her struggles, when she bad met him
haphazard. He was already one known
and sought after even then, and he
had smiled down at ber, the frank,
bright smile she had grown to look for,
and told her to make a good fight and
win ont She was sure to In the end.
Only the weak ones fell on the line of
Then when success began to come
slowly and she felt the foothold of
surety beneath her feet his had been
the first voice of congratulation to
reach ber and still urge her higher. It
was a matter of years. She was thirty
now. Ho must be nearly forty. She
thought of Mab at eighteen and won
dered if she could ever know and ap
preciate the value of the man who
loved her, who was willing to lay the
strength and honor of his life's success
at her feet
She knew him so well and had come
to understand she was so necessary
to him In his work thst her voice was
the first he sought In commendation.
Kach of his later plays be bad read
aloud to ber, seated, as now, in the
deep armchair beside ber desk. They
hud discussed them together and plan
ned nnd corrected and hoped and been
true comrades. Now it was all at an
Something blurred the daffodils and
The first cob pipes were not made In
Franklin county, Mo., but at Warrens
burg. Fritz Tibbs, a German cabinet
maker, who resided in Warrensburg
In tlio early seventies, used to whittle
them out with a Jackknlfe. Ho after
ward moved to Washington, Franklin
county, where he engaged with his
brother in the manufacture of cob
pipes and became wealihy.—Warrens
burg (Mo.) Slandard-llcraUl.
A Hu>rl nrmir.
Cook—Yes; my mistress Is a prima
donna and a horrible creature. She
treats me like the dirt beneath her feet,
but I revenge myself by opening the
drawing room window when she Is not
at home and l>y bowling with all my
might, so that the neighbors may think
her voice is cracked.—Fllegende Blat
"I want to ask one ruoro question,"
said little Frank as be was being put
"Well," acquiesced the tired wom:in.
"When the holes come In stockings,
what becomes of the piece of stocking
that was there before tho hole came?"