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BICKEL'S JULY SALE.
Many Interesting: Bargains
In Seasonable Footwear.
Men's $4.00 and $5.00 fine shoes reduced to $350
Men's $3.00 and $3.50 fine shoes reduced to 2.25
Men's $2.00 fine vici shoes reduced to - - 1.50
Men's $1.50 fine satin calf shoes reduced to 95
Ladies' $1.50 fine Dongola Oxfords reduced to 00
Boys' $3.00 fine patent leather shoes reduced to 2,00
Boys' $ 1.50 fine satin calf reduced to - - 95
Youths' $1.25 fine calf shoes reduced to 85
Ladies' $3.00 fine hand-turn shoes reduced to 2,00
Ladies' $1.50 patent Up shoes reduced to - - 85
Child's 75c fine Dongola shoes to - - - - 4-5
Infants' 35c soft sole shoes reduced to - 19
Ladies' fine serge slippers reduced to - 24
Balance of our stock of Oxfords to be
closed out regardless of cost.
THE MODERN STORE* j
* MIDSUMMER f
AT I=2 PRICE
TUESDAY, JULY 26th.
THE GREATEST BARGAINS YET.
Remnant* of Hi Ik*. Dress Good)). White Wash Goods. Ecn broideries.
Many odd Jots all over the store at Remnant Prices. Oar Clearance
Sale ha* left in a host of little lota One half price will take them.
Millinery Remnants at Half Price and Less
Iv.t of HaMes' Mult Caps at half price.
Flower* that sold at BOa to ft 00, now go at 10c.
All hats at hilf price. Everything mant go in thin department and
nothing to be carried over.
EISLEK-MARDORF COT PAN Y,
J5J } 221 Send In Your Mail Orders.
OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLP.R. f'A.
MRS. i. E. ZIMMERMAN
Continuation of Sacrifice Sale
All This Month.
OUR TWENTY-THIRD SEMI-ANNUAL SACRIFICE
SALE was a big success, but, as we stated in our circular of
last week, we had an unusually big stock to sacrifice. We find
it is still too heavy for the season yet before us. So, notwith
standing that the knife was used sharply last week, it will be
thrust with a keener edge fcnd deeper cut the balance of this
DRESS GOODS at Sacrifice Prices of last week.
LADIES' JACKET SUITS at Sacrifice Prices of last week,
LALIES' SEPARATE SKIRTS at Sacrifice Prices of last week.
LADIES' COVERT JACKETS at Sacaifice Prices of last week.
RAIN AND TOURIST COATS at Sacrifice Prices of last week.
WASH SHIRT WAIST SUITS at Sacrifice Prices of last week.
Table Linen, Towels, Napkins, Crashes, Cretones, White
guilts, Sheets, Sheetings, Muslins, Ginghams, Lace Curtains,
urtain Poles, Cheviots, Calicoes, Portiers, Window Shades,
Umbrellas, Corsets, Neckwear, Gloves, Belts, Leather Bags,
Then There is
Millinery and Art Goods,
and hundreds of other useful, needed things included in this
wonderful BARGAIN SALE.
Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman
(f W£ WOMAN'S SHOE V)
Jano outing* find added pleasure where yonr feet enjoy perfect comfort, i
I « , *t *fa-*nore or mountain* on trap or train wood*. flelds.lake aide
or links, a (»iir of Patrician Hboea will |te found to possess every Mwinire 1
nvnt tbe r<i >t,nlio'iH woman demands. An inftnit* variety of styles-all one ;
qiality tn«lxt Price 13.60. YOC'RH FOll SHOES 1
II DAUBENSPECK & TURNER,
People's Phone 633, 108 S. Main St., Butler, Pa.
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( JUST ARRIVED. ( 1
w 142 Morth Main St.
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THE" BUTLER CITIZEN.
Drying preparations simply & .
op dry catarrh : they dry up the secret
which adhere to the membrane aud u
pose, cansing a far more serious tr'jutl ..
the ordinary form of catarrh. AToid'
ing inhalant*, fumes, smokes an l
and uae that which cleanses, too:}.- - a:
heals. Ely's Cream Balm is such a re:- c<
and will cure catarrh or cold in the Lear!
easily and pleasantly. A trial size will be
mailed for 10 cents. All druggists sell the
50c. size. Ely Brothers 5G Warren St., N.Y.
The Balm cures without pain, does not
! irritate or cause sneezing. It spreads itself
OTer an irritated and angry surface, relic-T
--ing immediately the painful inflammation.
With Ely's Cream Balm you are armed
against Kasal Catarrh and Hay Ferer.
fly itUow Kji o: our Koclc of
n 1535 R. Wallace %
pj Silver Plated Ware%
tyocu t.A I convince yvj that it m
Mr m ®' :ow , '' 1 u t
ipcc'u lilies in tli^B
Ralston & Smith
110 W. Jefferson Street.
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§ KINDS |t
BUT ALL IB
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4? EVERY t?
11 Redick & Grohman 11
►• £ i
s 109 N. Main St., *
If you are ruptured this will
Interest you. We have the
agency for the "Smithsonian
Truss," which allov/s absolute
freedom of movement and holds
at the "internal ring," the only
place where a truss should
hold, but very few do.
When a cure can be affected
with a truss, this truss will
cure. Children can often times
be cured with a properly fitted
Safisfaction guaranteed. If
after a months wear you are
not satisfied, your money will
Come, or write for literature.
Don't forget our special
Saturday sale, a 60c box of
candy for 35c, on Saturday
R. M. LOGAN, Ph. G.,
HI CC'KHHOIt TO
Johnston's Crystal Pharmacy,
106 N. Main St., Butler, Pa.
KLY MAV M. V. HTUAIiT
MAY & STUART,
Livery, Feed and Sale Stables
Beat Accommodation* In town
For TrannU-nt Cnntouj,
PHONE*: People's 125; Hell r»».
Hear of Bic-kel Bnildinir, 9. Main fit.
Butler, P a.
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FATHER BKRET'.S OLD BATTLE.
THE room In which Alice was
now imprisoned formed part
of the upper story of a build
ing erected by Hamilton in
one of the fonr angles of the stockade.
It had no windows and but two oblong
portholes made to accommodate a small
swivel which stood darkly scowling
near the middle of the floor. Day after
day her loneliness and helplessness be
came more agonizing. Farnsworth, it
is true, did all he could to relieve the
strain of her situation, but Hamilton
had an eye upon what passed and soon
J interfered. He administered a bitter
• reprimand, under which his subordi
nate writhed in speechless anger and
"Finally, Captain Farnsworth," he
said In conclusion, "you will distinctly
understand that this girl is my prison
er, not yours; that I, not you, will di
rect how she is to be held and treated,
and that hereafter I will suffer no In
terference on your part. I hope you
fully understand me, sir, and will gov
ern yourself accordingly."
Smarting, or, rather, smothering, tin
der the outrageous insult of these re
marks, Farnsworth at first determined
to fling bis resignation nt the govern
or's feet and then do whatever d --per
ote thing seemed most to his mood. lint
a soldier's training Is apt to call a halt
before the worst befalls in such a case.
Moreover, in the present temptation
Farnsworth had a special check and
hindrance. He had had a conference
with Father Beret, In which the good
priest had played the part of wisdom
in slippers and of gentleness more
dovelike than the dove's. A very subtle
Impression, illuminated with the "hope
that withers hope," had come of that
int'-rvlew, and now Farnsworth felt Its
restraint. lie therefore tainted Hamil
ton formally and walked away.
Father Beret's paternal love for Al
ice—we cannot characterize It more
nicely than to call it paternal—was his
Justification for a certain mild sort of
corruption Insinuated by him Into the
heart of Farnsworth. He was a crafty
priest, but his craft was always us -d
for a good end. Fn'iuestionably Jesuitic
#as his mode of circumventing the
(ourig man's military scruples by of
fering him a puff of fair weather with
which to sail toward what appeared to
be the shore of delight. He saw at a
glance that Funis worth's love for Alice
was a consuming passion In a very
ardent yet. decidedly weak In art. Hero
was the worldly lever with which Fa
th< r Beret hoped to r.i//- Alice's prison
and free her from the terrible doom
with which she was threatened.
The first Interview was at Father
Beret's cabin, to which, 11s will IK; re
memls-red, the priest and Farnsworth
went after their meeting In the street
It actually came to nothing, save an
Indirect understanding hut half sug
gested by Father Ber< t and never open
ly sanctioned by Captain Farnsworth.
The talk was insinuating on the part
of the former, while tin latter slipped
evasively from every proposition, 11s If
not able lo consider It on account of a
curious obtuseness of p<»rccptlon. Still,
when they separated they shook hands
and exchanged a searching look i>er
fectly satisfactory to both.
The memory of that interview with
the priest was In Faros worth's mind
when, boiling with rage, he left Ham
"Jl't tin '/utraycf he broke forth.
llton's presence and went forth Into
the chill February air. He passed out
through the postern and along the
sodden and (jueachy edge of the prairie,
Involuntarily making his way to
Father Beret's cabin. His Indignation
was so great that he trembled from
head to foot at every step. The door
of tho place was open and Father
Beret was eating a frugal meal of
scones and sour wine (of his own make,
he said;, which be hospitably begged to
share with his visitor. A fire smol
dered on the hearth, and a fiat stone
showed, by the grease smoking over its
hot surface, where the cakes had been
"Come in, my sen," said the priest,
"and try the faro of a poor old nisn.
It is plain, very plain, but good." He
smacked his lips sincerely and Angered
another scone. "Take some, take
Farnsworth was not tempted. Tho
acid hou'iuet of the wine filled the
room with u smack of vinegar, and
the smoke from rank scorching flit and
wheat meal did not suggest an agreea
"Well," well, if you are not hungry,
my son, sit down on the stool there
and tell mo the news."
Farnsworth took the low seat with
out a word, letting his eyes wander
over the wall*. Alice's rapier, the
mate to that now worn by Han»ilton, '
hung In Its curiously engraved scab- !
bard near one corner. The sight of It
Inflamed Faros worth.
"It's an outrage!" lie broke forth. !
"Governor Hamilton sent a man to
floussillon place with orders to bring !
him tho scmbbard of Miss Uousslllon's
sword, and he now wears tho beautiful j
weapon as If he had come by It hon
estly. Curse him!"
"My dear, dear son, you must not
soli your Hps with such language!"
Father Beret let fall tho half of a well
bitten cako and held up l>oth hands.
"I your pnrdon, fntliej-. I know
1 ought to he more careful In your
presence, but hut Iho beaatly HCOIIU ,
BUTLER. PA., THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1904/
"Bah! Doucement, mon flls, donce
ment." The old man shook his head
and liis finger while speaking. "Easy,
my son, easy. You would be a fine
target for bullets were your words to
reach Hamilton's ears. You ure not
permitted to revile your commander."
"Yes. I know; but how can a man
restrain himself under such abomina
Father Beret shifwdly guessed that
Hamilton had bean giving the captain
fresh reasons for bitter resentment.
Moreover, he was sure that the moving
cause had been Alice. So. in order to
draw out what he wished to bear, he
said very gently:
"How Is the little prisoner getting
Farnsworth ground his teeth and
swore, but Father Beret appeared not
to hear. He bit deep into a scone, took
a liberal sip of the muddy red wine
"Has she a comfortable place? Do
you think Governor Hamilton would
let me visit her?"
"It is horrible:" Farnsworth blurted.
"She's penned up as If she were a dan
gerous beast, the poor girl. And that
"Oh, It's no use to try. I can't help
it, father. The whelp"—
"We can converse more safely and
intelligently If we avoid profanity and
undue emotion, my son. Now, if you
I will quit swearing. I will, and If you
will be calm, so will I."
Farnsworth felt the sly irony of this
absurdly vicarious proi>osl(ion. Father
Beret smiled with a kindly twinkle in
his deep set eyes.
"Well, If you don't use profane lan
guage, father, there's no telling how
much you think In expletives. What is
your opinion of a man who tumbles a
poor, defenseless girl into prison and
then refuses to let her be decently
cared for? How do you express your
self about bimV"
"My son. men often do things of
which they ought to be ashamed. I
heard of a young officer once who mal
treated a little girl that he met at
night in the street. What evil be
would have done, had not a passing
kind hearted man reminded hint of his
honor by a friendly punch lu the ribs,
I dare not surmise."
"True, and your sarcasm goes homo
as hard as your fist did, father. I
know that I've been a sad dog all my
life. Miss Koussillon saved you by
shooting me, and I love her for It.
Lay on, father; I deserve more than
you can give me."
"Surely you do, my son, surely you
do, but my love for you will not let me
give you pain. Ah, we priests have to
carry all men's loads. Our Imeks are
broad, however; very broad, rny son."
"And your fists are heavy, father;
The gentle smile again flickered over
the priest's weather beaten faee as he
glanced side wise at Farnsworth and
"Sometimes, sometimes, my sou, a
carnal weapon must break the way for
a spiritual one. ISut we priests rarely
have much physical strength. Our de
pendence Is upon"—
"To be sure; cert duly," Farnsworth
Interrupted, rubbing his side. "Your
dependence Is upon the fiist thing that
offers. I've had many a blow, but
yours was the solldest that ever Jarred
my mortal frame. Father Beret."
The twain began to laugh There Is
nothing like a reminiscence to stir up
fresh mutual sympathy.
"If your Intercostals were somewhat
sore for a time on account of n con
tact with priestly knuckles, doubtless
there soon set In a corresponding un
easiness In the region of your con
science. Such shocks are often vigor
ously alterative and tonic; eh, my
"You Jolted me sober, father, and
then I was ashamed of myself. Hut
where does all your tremendous
strength lie? You don't look strong."
While speaking Farnsworth leaned
near Father Beret and grasped his
arm. The young man started, for his
fingers, Instead of dosing around a
flabby, shrunken old man's limb,
spread themselves upon a huge, knot
ted mass of Iron muscles. With a
ijulck movement Father Beret shook
off Farnsworth's hand and said:
"I am no Samson, my son. Non sum
quails cram." Then, as If dismissing
a light subject for u graver one, ho
sighed and added, "1 suppose there is
nothing that can be done for little
He called the tall, strong girl "little
Alice," and so she seemed to hi in. lie
could not, without direct effort, think
of iter as a magnificently maturing
woman. She had always been his
spoiled pet child, perversely set against
the- holy church, but dear to him never
"I came to ask that very question,
father," said Farnsworth.
"And what do I know? Surely, my
son, you see how utterly hopeless 1111
old priest Is against all you i'.rillsh
"Father Beret," Farnsworth huskily
Interrupted, "Is tbero a place that you
know of anywhere In which Miss
Itousslllon could be hidden If"—
"My dear son!"
"But, father, I mean It."
"Mean what? Pardon on old man's
slow understanding. What are you
talking about, my son?"
Father Beret glanced furtively about,
then quickly stepped through the door
way, walked entirely around the house
arid came In again before Farnsworth
could respond. Once more seated on
his stool he added Interrogatively:
"Did you think you heard something
"You were saying something when 1
went out. Pardon my Interruption."
Farnsworth gave the priest a search
ing und not wholly confiding look.
"You did not Interrupt me, Father
Beret. I wos not sje-aklnß. Why ure
you so watchful? Are you afraid of
"You were upenktng reeklcMly. Your
word* were lncendlnry; ordentln v*rhn.
My *o», you wore auggcatlug n danger
otm thing, Your life would acnrcely
»atl*fy the Inw were you convicted of
IDNIIIUHIIOK audi treawon. \Vhn| If one
of your prowling guard* bad over
hontil you? Your neck nnd mine might
M the )JUlter. Quod nverlnt donil
ntw." He crossed hlmiiclf nnd In n
galemn voire lidded 111 l£ugllftb:
"Mit JL Vhc fvrbHJ- Afl.Wy 4QH»
we priests protect those we love."
"Ami I. who an not fit to ti<- ii
priest's shoe. d-j likev.lse. Fat!i-r. I
love Alice Kotwsiljon."
"Love is a holy tiling, my son. A mart
divinuui est et humanuin."
"Father Beret, can you help me?"
"Spiritually speaking, my son'*"
"I mean can yon hide Mile. Roussll
lon in sou:e safe place if I take her oul
of the prison yonder? That's just what
I mean. Can you do It?"
"Your question Is a remarkable one
Have you thought upon It from all di
rections. my son? Think of your po
sition, your duty as an officer."
A shrewd polemical exr" i beam
ed Crom Father Beret's and a
very expert physiognomist might have
luspected duplicity from certain lines
about the old man's mouth.
"I simply know that I cannot stand
by and see Alice—Mile. Rousslllon
forced to suffer treatment too beastly
for an Indian thief. That's the only
direction there Is for me to look at il
from, and you can understand my
feelings if you will. You know that
very well. Father Beret. When a man
v >'» a girl he loves her; that's tlit
l i.oie thing."
The quiet, inscrutable half smil«
i dickered once more on Father Beret's
1 face, but he sat silent some time witl
j a sinewy forefinger lying alongside Li>
nose. When at last lie spoke it was
in a tone of voice indicative of sinal
interest in what he was saying. 111!
! words rambled to their goal with th<
j effect of happy accident.
. "There are places in this neighbor
hood in which a human being would bi
as hard to find as the flag that yot
' and Governor Ilamlltou have so dili
. gently and unsuccessfully been It
J quest of for the past month or two
; lteally. my sou, this is a mysterious
j little town.'*
j Fanisworth's eyes widened and a
I Bush rose In his swarthy cheeks.
| "Hnng the flag!" he exclaimed. "Lei
| It lie hidden forever. What do I care'
1 I tell you. Father Bervt, that Alice
'I Itoussilion Is In extreme danger. Gov
| ernor Hamilton means to put some
terrible punishment on her. Jle has a
: devil's vlndlctlveness. lie showed il
' to me clearly awhile ago."
j "You showed something of the same
! sort to me, once ujion n time, my son."
| "Yes, I did. Father Beret, and I got
i a load of slugs In my shoulder for 11
from that brave girl's pistol. Sin l
saved your life. Now I ask you to
help nie save hers, or If not her life
what is infinitely more, her honor."
"Iler honor!" cried Father Beret,
leaping to his feet so suddenly and
with such energy that the cabin shook
from base to roof. "What do you say,
Captain Fnrnsworth? What do you
The old man was transformed. Ill
face was terrible to see, with lis nar
row, burning eyes deep under tin
shaggy brows. Its dark veins writhing
snakelike on the temples and forehead,
the projected mouth und chin, the hard
lines of the Jaws, the Iron gray gleam
from all the feature*- he looked like an
aged tiger stiffened for a spring.
Farnsworth was made of right sol
dlerly stuff, but he felt a distinct
shiver flit along hbt back. Ills past
life had not lacked thrilling adventures
and strangely varied exiwrienccs with
desperate men. Usually he met sudden
emergencies rather calmly, sometime*
with phlegmatic indifference. This
passionate outburst on the priest's
part, however, surprised him and awed
him, while It stirred his heart with a
profound sympathy unlike anything ho
had ever felt before.
Father Beret mastered himself In a
moment and, passing his hand over his
face, as If to brush away the excite
ment, sat down again on his stool. He
appeared to collapse Inwardly.
"Yon must excuse the weakness of
an old man, my son," he said, In a
voice hoarse and shaking. "But tell
me what Is going to be done with
Alice. Your words—what you said—l
did not understand."
He rubbed his forehead slowly, as
one who has difficulty In trying to col
lect his thoughts.
"I do not know what Governor Ilatu
llton means to do, Father Beret. It
will fx? something devilish, however--
somethlug that must not happen," said
Father Beret, like most men of strong
feeling who have la-en subjected to
long years of trial, hardship, multi
tudinous dangers and all sorts of temp
tation, and who have learned the les
sons of self control, had an Iron will,
and also an abiding distrust of weak
men. lie saw Farnsworth's sincerity,
but he had no faith In his constancy,
although satisfied that while resent
ment of Hamilton's lmpcrlousncss
lasted he would doubtless remain llrti)
In his purpose to aid Alice.
He listened In sllenco to Farns
worth's story. When It came to an
end he began to offer some hut half
relevant suggestions In the form of
Indirect cross questions, by means of
which he gradually drew out a minute
description of Alice's prison, the l>est
way to reach 11, the nature of Its door
fastenings, where the key was kept,
and everything. Indeed, likely to be
helpful to one contemplating a Jail de
livery. Farnsworth was Inwardly do
lighted. He felt Father Iteret's cun
ning approach to the central object and
his crafty method of gathering details.
The shades of evening thickened In
the stuffy cabin room while the con
versation went on. Father Beret pres
ently llft.-d a puncheon In one corner
of the floor and got out a large bottle,
which Iwire n mildewed and faded
French label, and with It a small Iron
cap. There was Just light enough left
to show a brownish sparkle when,
after popping out the cork, he |>oured
a draft In the fresh cup anil In his
"We may think more clearly, my son,
If we taste this old liquor. I have kept
It a long while to offer upon a proper
occasion. The occasion Is here."
A ravishing bouquet quickly Imbued
the air. It was Itself an Intoxication.
"The brothers of Ht. Martin distilled
this liquor," Father Beret added,
handing the cup to Farnsworth. "not
for common social drinking, tnjr son,
hut for times when a man needs ex
traordinary stimulation " I" "aid to
ho surpassingly good because Ht. Mar
tin blessed the vine."
The doughty captain felt a sudden
and Imperious thirst seize his threat
The liquor flooded his veins before Ills
lips touched the ».iip. He had been ab
staining lately; now his tiesettliig ap
petite rushed upon him. At one gulp
lie took In the fiery yet smooth nnd
captivating draft. Nor did he notice
that Father Heret, Instead of Joining
hltn In the potation, merely lifted his
cup at 1 r.et it down again, smacking
hit Hp* with gusto.
There followed a silence, during
which the aromatic breath of the bot
tle Increased Its dangerous fasclnatta*.
Then Father Beret agali\ AI ted Fame
worth's cup and Mid:
"Al\, the hl*seeij monks little thought
that theli matchless brew would ever
be flipped !n a poor hut
on the Wabmli! lint, after nil, niy
•on, why not here a% well as hi sunny
France? <Mir object Justifies any liu
ftroi r'»'y of time and place."
"¥o»i are right, father, 1 drink to
our oi>jeet ics. i say, to our object."
In fact, the drinking preceded liis
speech, and his tongue alrcudy had a
1 loop in it. The liijuor stole through
I him. a mist of bewildering and en
chanting influence. The third cup
| broke his sentences into unintelligible
fragments; the fourth made his uuder
| jaw sag loosely; the fifth and sixth,
taken in close succession, tumbled him
i limp on the floor, where he slept bliss
| fully all night long, snugly covered
j with some of Father Beret's bed
"Per casurn oblhjuum, et per indi
rectum." muttered the priest when he
bad returned the l>ottle and cup to their
biding place. "The end Justifies the
means. Sleep well, my son. Ah, little
Alice, little Alice, your old father will
try, will try!"
lie fumbled along the wall in the
dark until he found the rapier, which
he took down; then he went out and
sat for some time motionless beside
the door, while the clouds thickened
overhead. It was late when he arose
and glided away shadowlike toward
the fort, over which the night hung
black, chill and drearily sileut. The
moon was still some hours high, but
smothered by the clouds; a fog slowly
drifted from the river.
Meantime Hamilton and Helm had
spent a part of the afternoon and even
ing, as usual, at cards. Helm broke
off the game and went to his quarters
rather early for him, leaving the gov
ernor alone and in a bad temper, be
cause Farnsworth, when he bad sent
for him, could not be found. Three
times his orderly returned In as many
hours with the same report. The cap
tain had not l>een seen or heard of.
Naturally this sudden and complete
disappearance, immediately after the
reprimand, suggested to Hamilton an
unpleasant jiossiblllty. What if Farns
worth had deserted him?
Hamilton sat for some time after
Helm's departure, thinking over what
he now feared was a foolish mistake.
Presently he buckled on Alice's rapier,
which he had lately been wearing as
his own, and went out into the main
area of the stockade. A sentinel was
tramping to and fro at the gate, where
a hazy lantern shone. The night was
breathless and silent. Hamilton ap
proached the soldier 011 duty and asked
him If he had seen Captain Farns
worth, and. receiving a negative reply,
turned about puzzled and thoughtful to
walk back and forth in the chill, foggy
Presently a faint yellow light at
tracted his attention. It shone through
a porthole In an upper room of the
blockhouse at the farther angle of the
stockade. In fact, Alice was reading
by a sputtering lamp a book Farns
worth had sent her, a volume of Hon
sard that he had picked up in Canada.
Hamilton made his way In that direc
tion, at first merely curious to know
who was burning oil so late, but after a
few paces he recognized where the
light came from and instantly suspect
ed that Captain Farnsworth was there.
Indeed, he felt sure of It. Somehow
he could not regard Alice as other than
a saucy holden. Incapable of womanly
virtue. Ills experience with the worst
element of Canadian French life and
his peculiar cast of mind and character
colored bis Impression of her. He
measured her by the women with
whom the coureurs de bols and half
breed trappers consorted in Detroit
and at the posts eastward to Quebec.
Alice, unable to sleep, had sought for
getfulness of her bitter captivity in
the old jMM't's charming lyrics. She sat
on the floor, some blankets and furs
drawn around her, the book on her
lap, the stupidly dull lamp hanging he
side her on a part of the swivel. Her
hair lay loose over ber neck and shoul-
"Stop, #ir; not another itep!"
fers and shimmered around her face
with a cloudllko effect, giving to the
features In their repose a setting that
Intensified their sweetness and sadness.
In a very low but distinct voice sho
was reading, with a slightly quuverlng
Mlgnonn*. n lions voir at la ros«,
Qtin co matin avoll desclos*
HA robs tin potirpe AN solvit,
when Hamilton, after stealthily mount
ing the rough stairway which led to
her door. peeped In through s space
between the slahs and felt a stroke of
disappointment, seeing at a glance that
Farnsworth was not there. He gnzed
for some time, not without a sense of
villainy, while sin- continued her sweet
ly monotonous reading. If his heart
had been as hard as the Iron swivel
balls that lay beside Alice he must still
have felt a thrill of something like ten
der sympathy. She now showed no
trace of the vivacious saudness which
had heretofore always marked her fea
tures when she wos lu his presence.
A dainty gentleness, touched with mel
ancholy, gavo to her face au appealing
look all tho more powerful on account
of Its unconscious simplicity of expres
The man felt 011 Impulse pure and
noble, which would have borne him
back down the ladder mid away from
the building had not a stronger one set
boldly In the opposite direction. There
was a short struggle with the seared
remnant of his better nature, and then
lie tried to open the door, but It was
Alice heard the slight noise and
breaking off her reading turned to
look Hamilton made another effort
to enter before lie recollected (hot the
wixslen key, or uotched lever, that con
trolled the cumbrous wooden lock
humc on a peg beside the door. He felt
for It along llie wall, and soon laid his
hand on It. Then aguln lie |»<>oped
through to see Alice, who was now
standing upright, near th« swivel. Hlie
bad thrown her luilr back from her
face and neck; the lamp's flickering
light seemed suddenly to have magril
fled her stature and enhanced her
Iwauty. Her Itook Isy on the tumbled
wraps at her feet, and In either hand
she gros|>ed n swivel shot.
Hamilton's rouibntlvs disposition
r'inie to the Mid of III* baser passion
when lie saw once utore n defiant flush
from Ms prisoner's face. It wa* May
for hi in to be fasclnnted b* opposition.
Ileltn had jjr<iflttijl by thin trait as
much as others bad suffered by It. but
In the case of Alice, Hamilton's min
gled resentment and admiration were
but a powerful irritant to the coarsest
and most dangerous side of his nature.
After some fumbling and delay he
fitted the key with a steady hand and
moved the wooden bolt, creaking and
jolting, from its slot. Then flinging the
clumsy door wide open, he steppe.l in.
Alice started when she recegnlzed the
midnight Intruder, and a second deop
i er look into his countenance made her
brave heart recoil, while with a sink
ing sensation her breath almost stop
ped. It was but a momentary weak
ness, however, followed by vigorous
"What are you here for, sir?" she
demanded. "What do you want?"
"I am neither a burglar nor a mur
, derer, mademoiselle," he responded,
* lifting his hat and bowing, with a
smile not In the least reassuring.
"You look like both. Stop where
"Not so loud, my dear Miss Roussll
lon. I am not deaf, and, besides, the
garrison needs to sleep."
"Stop, sir; not another step!"
Bhe poised herself, leaning slightly
backward, and held tlie iron ball In her
right hand ready to throw It at him.
He halted, still smiling villainously.
"Mademoiselle, I assure you that
i your excitement Is quite unnecessary.
. I am not here to harm you."
"You cannot harm me, yon cowardly
"Humph! Pride goes before a fall,
wench," he retorted, taking a half step
j backward. Then a thought arose in
' his mind which added a new shade to
the repellent darkness of his counte
"Miss Roussillon," he said In Eng
lish and with a changed voice, which
seemed to grow harder, each word de
liberately emphasised, "I have come to
break some bad news to you."
"You would scarcely bring me good
news, sir, and I am not curious to hear
He was silent for a little while, gaz
ing at her with the sort of admiration
from which a true woman draws away
appalled. He saw how she loathed
him. saw how Impossible It was for
him to get a line nearer to her by any
turn of force or fortune. Brave, high
beaded, strong as a young leopard,
pure and sweet as a rose, she stood be
fore blm fearless, even aggressive,
showing him by every line of her face
and form that the felt her Infinite su
periority and meant to maintain It.
Her whole personal expression told
him he was defeated, therefore he
quickly seised upon a suggestion
• caught from a transaction with Long
Hair, who had returned a few hours
before from hla pursuit of Beverley.
"It pains me. I assure you, Miss
Roussillon, to tell you what will prob
ably grieve you deeply," he presently
added; "but I have not been unaware
of your tender Interest In Lieutenant
Beverley, and when I had bad news
fiom him I thought It my duty to In
He paused, feeling with a devil's sat
isfaction the point of his statement go
home to the girl's heart.
"The Indian, Long Hair, whom I sent
upon Lleutensnt Beverley's trail, re
ported to me this afternoon that his
pursuit had been quite successful. He
caught his game."
Alice's voice came to her now. She
drew In a quivering breath of relief.
"Then he is here—he is— Yon have
him a prisoner again?"
"A part of him, Miss Roussillon.
Enough to be quite sure that there 1s
one traitor who will trouble his king
no more. Mr. Long Ilalr brought In
the lieutenant's scalp."
. Alice received this horrible statement
in silence, but her face blanched and
she stood as If frosen by the shock.
The shifty moon glimmer and the yel
low glow of the lamp showed Hamil
ton to what an extent his devilish cru
elty hurt her, and somehow It chilled
him as If by reflection, but be could
not forego another thrust
"ne deserved banging, and would
have got It bad he been brought to me
alive. So, after all, you should be sat
isfied. He escaped my vengeance and
Long Hair got bis pay. You see, I am
the chief sufferer."
These words, however, fell without
effect upon the girl's ears, In which
was booming the awful, stormllke roar
of her excitement. She did not see
her persecutor standing there. Her
vision, unhindered by walls and dls
11uce, went straight away to a place
fu the wilderness where, nil mangled
and disfigured, Beverley lay dead. A
low cry broke from her lips. She
dropped the heavy swivel bulls, and
then, like a bird, swiftly, with a rus
tling swoop, she went pust Hamilton
and down the stair.
For perbapa a full minute the mnn
atood there motionless, stupefied,
a urn zed. nnd when at length be recov
ered himself It wna with difficulty that
he followed her. Everything seemed
to hinder hliu. When ho reached the
open air, however, he quickly regained
his activity of hoth mind nnd body
and looked In all dlrectlona. The
cloud* were breaking into parallel
musses with atreaka of sky between.
The moon hanging nalant against the
blue p<>epod forth juat In time to abow
him n flying figure which, even while
he looked, reached the poatcrn, opened
It and slipped through.
With but n breath of hesitation be
tween giving tbe alarm and following
Alice silently and alone he chose the
latter. lie was a swift runner and light
footed. With n few bounds he reached
the little gate, which was atlll oscillat
ing on Its hinges, dartod through and
uwuy, straining every muscle In des
perate pursuit, gaining rapidly In the
race, which bore eastward along the
course twice In-fore chosen by Alloa In
Waving the stockade.
[TO BK COimifTTTO.l
Ilnrir llls<arl« Time*.
Keata more or less resembling stools
that is, seats without backs were !u
general use uuiung nut lon* possessing
u certain degree of civilization In pre
historic times. What those were like
In the early historic period we know
from un examination of Egyptian
monuments, from a study of Oreek
vases or from Eutrurlau or Homan an
tiquities thut are stored In ICuropeau
museums. The Egyptian deities are
aeated generally ou granite blocks, tbe
backs of which are raised a few Inches
only, giving a distant resemblance to
a chair. That the Egyptian', had aeata
more comfortable for domestic use la
possible, but we have every reason to
suppose, although they (tossessed n
high degree of clvllUsttou. that their
Idea of home cuuiforts was not that of
The common people probably sat on
blocks of stone or wood or sprawled
about on tbe ground with some sort of
cnr|»et that alao served for a bed. Tbe
Etrurians, ancient Inhabitants of Italy
before the arrival of the Komaua, ap
penr to hnve preferred the reclining
posture. In which they are usually rep
resented ou the aarcophagusoa In the
Self Inflicted Tortures mi RcllfUai
Zealots of India.
Self inflicted torture by Hindoo seal
ots Is common in India. One man will
lie upon his back, place a piece of soil
upon his lower lip, plant In It a mus
tard seed and not rise from his posi
tion until the seed has become a plant
of size. Another will make his couch
upon spikes; a third walk with his
boots filled with similar delights; yet
another keeps his hands clinched un
til the nails grow through his palms
and out at the back of his hands, while
others distort their legs and arms into
atrophy. The extent to which Hindoo
fanaticism will go, or native belief ex
i tend, was shown by a case reported in
the Civil and Military Gazette of La
bore a year or so ago. The natives of
Trevandrum were found worshiping as
> a god come among men a man who
had taken up his residence under a
tree on the bank of a river. For the
first week or so he ate a plantain and
drank some milk twice or thrice a
week. Then be gradually enlarged the
intervals, till after three of four
months he took no food st all, but
passed his time huddled before a fire,
seeing no one, hearing no one. Ex
posed to cold and wet, to heat and
dust, he sat thus without food for
three years, "wrapt in divine con
templation." At the end of the three
years be died, never having spoken to,
or heeded, a sou) from the time be
first appeared until the spirit passed
from his body.
THE LADIES' TAILOR.
He Flourished In Prase* Three Cen
Tbo ladles' tailor does not belong to
this century or to the last; 300 years
back be flourished In France. The
court beauties employed him during
the reign of the last of the Valols.
Mme. de Sevlgne gives an elaborate de
scription in one of her letters of a
gown made for Mme. de Montespan
and mentions the name of the tailor
Langlce, the sou of one of the serv
ants in the household of Anne of Aus
tria. Indeed, women were not allowed
In those days to enter into competition
with men In the production of outer
garments* even for their own sex. It
was Louis XIV. who looked favorably
on woman's work for her own sex
and granted letters patent to the semp
stresses to form themselves Into a cor
poration, though it was not made easy
for them, and they only, after all,
mnde up ladles' own materials, even
as far back ns that. By the aid of the
poupcos which went the round of soci
ety exhibiting the passing modes Le
Roy found favor with the belles in
the beginning of the seventeenth cen
tury, and when we see, as we may
do now at the Crystal palace, even the
silk bodices that were made then we
cannot but very much wonder that
they were more fitted for a tailor's
board than for feminine fingers, so
hard, so thick, so heavy were they.—
At the beginning of the nineteenth
century the Bible was current in some
forty languages—today in some 400.
It is necessary to use sixty different
sets of types to print In these mrfny
tongues, while some fifty languages
require to be printed in more charac
ters than one to be legible to all races
and creeds in that particular country.
Again, to translate the Bible Into one
foreign tongue Is Ift Itself a work of
more than n lifetime very often. What
must be then the labor required to
learn some barbaric tongue which has
no writing, HO characters or alphabet
of Its own and to supply all defi
ciencies before the tnsk of translation
can begin? Moreover, the Biblical
metupbors and similes have to be al
tered and mado comprehensible to un
tutored minds. One translator, Henry
Nott by name, spent twenty years In
Tahiti to learn the language, after
which he spent another twenty years
in translating the book into the Ta
hltan tongue.—London Chronicle.
A Singular Coincidence.
One Sunday afternoon In the ram
mer of 1880 Mrs. K„ a northern wom
an, said to tier husband; "I don't know
why It Is, but all the afternoon I have
been thinking of our old friend, Em
ma, In Natchec, Miss. We hare not
heard from her for several years. I be
lieve that I will wrlto to her." She did
so. The letter *vas mailed that even
ing. It would reach Natcbes on tbo
next Tuesday. On Tuesdsy morning
Mrs. K. received a letter from Emma,
dated Sunday afternoon, commencing:
"My dear Mrs. K., I don't know why It
Is, but 1 have been thinking of you all
the afternoon and concluded that I
would write to you. It has been sev
eral years since I have heard from
you." Hence these two ladles, one In
the far south, the other In central Illi
nois, were thinking of each other, writ
ing In almost the name language and
evidently at the samo moment
Wbere It la Alwars L*a» Tear.
In ono part of "all the Itusslas," the
province of Ukraine, It Is always leap
year as far as the female privilege of
proposing Is concerned. It is ssld to
be customary there when a young wo
man falls In love with a man for her
to go to his father's bouse and In the
most tender and pathetic manner plead
with the young man to lake ber as his
wife. She promises the most submis
sive obedience to his will If he will but
nccept her. If the young man says,
"I beg that you will excuse me from
this," she tells blm that she Is resolve*
not to depart until ho shall promise to
take her for better or worse. She ac
cordingly takes up her abode there and
remains until ho is wooed and won or
until bo ends tbo siege by fieelof to
Smoothing Trouble at Sea.
"Once, crossing the Atlantic," said
an old traveler, "a tremendous row
arose mining the sailors. They fought
down In the forecastle like a pack of
wild beasts. Luncheon was going on
at the time, and the first officer left
the table to see If he could quell the
"He had only been gone a little while
when the hubbub began to die down.
Everything was quiet when be return
ed. Tlit- captain called across the sa
loon to him in an approving tone:
" 'Things seem to be smoother now.'
"'Yes.' returned the first officer; 'we
hare Ironed the sailors, sir.' "
Mlnervn anil the Plate.
A recent historian suggests a reason
why Hie flute Is not popular with la
dles. "Minerva In undent Greece," he
sajs. "began to play the flute, thinking
It such n beautiful Instrument she
needs must lenrn It. Hut ono day, look
ing In a mirror while she was playing,
she SIIW lo her horror that the act of
blowing (lie flute communicated a very
Inelegant distortion to her face, and in
a pet she threw the Instrument sway.
I'eihups th« feelings of the fair sex to
ward the llute have been Insensibly In
fluenced by a similar consideration."