Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, April 13, 1905, Image 1

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Dress Goods, Silks, Wash Fabrics and Lace Curtains '
Easter Millinery Should Now Have Attention. -*j
Dress Goods stock now complete. All the newest weaves and color- H
ings. Mohairs. Panama Cloth, Eoli'ans. Crepes. Crepede Panama. Novelty H
Weaves, Checks, etc., 50c to $1.50 a yard.
Some choice new silks just in from New \ork, newest checks, hair K
line stripes, etc . 75c a yard. i„ B
Immense line of new white and colored wash goods, all the uesiraMe ■
weaves. tOc to 50c a yard. . , I
' We h..ve the most extensive line of Lace, Swiss, and brasses >et R
Curtains we have ever shown and priced at the very lowest margin of ja
profit, 39c to pi 00 a pair.
f. Order Your Easter Hat Now, \.
before next week's big rnsh. We are prepared to show you the greatest B
assortment of styles we have ever had. Oar facilities are unsnrpassed. M
south majs strekt | ryry-i
Samples sent on request. m
Fine FurnitureH
fj and Carpets [j
We are ready-to-sell-with the largest assortment M
k J of substantial Furniture we have ever placed on our
Fj floors. You always find prices an inducement at
k j this store along with best quality.
Fine Oak Rockers from $3.50 up. f£
w Parlor Suits and Odd Pieces at all prices kl
L< Combination cases from $15.00 upwards 9A
T Sideboards and Buffets $lB to $75
< Solid Oak Bed Room Suits, $25.00 upwards WA
b Extension Tables from $5.00 to $40.00.
1 Iron Beds —a large selection —$3.50 upwards PJ
f All-wool Carpets—best qualities—sewed at 65c
< Wool Rugs—room sizes—at $8.50 and $9.50 VrA
► Mattings, Linoleums —at lowest prices .1
< Brussels Carpets—best Axminster—laid—sl.2s r
\ We can furnish your home complete-and if quali- >
J ty and price are an inducement you will get it here. <
[i BROWN 8c CO. |
No. 136 North Mahi Butln
I Huseltoq's I
I ifePfk With Spring there comes other |f
I things besides winds ■
I ißu wP ur s P r ' n £ styles in Shoes for instance,®
I s^owin ß newest shapes and many little H
I nicetilsS tllat other stores don't have andß
H won't have. |!
■ The Tan Oxfords will please you particularly, §
I we are sure. p
I When March winds blow don't let those shabby lastß
I winter's shoes be seen peeping out. Jolly up the purse■
■ holder in your house and bring a little more money to usH
■ won't take rriuch to fit you out most sweetly. And®
■ give Jack a tip about a new pair for himself. S
Ifluselton's "Hf
■shoe store. I
ml'# I L&r
i S ' i y ilivfi 11 Won't bny clothing for tlie purpose of
I* . I >y|i jyl I spending money Th»y ilesire to Rot the
I <?, hi'/ I "t p<J«»ible results of the money expended.
UT--J jyf \ UfjrfiAX Those who buy enstoni clothing haven
ilr' i- ' rw 7 f right to detnsna a fit, to have their olotbes
Afih <■ <1 j/sT 1 <*>rrect in st>le and to dt inatid of the
/ Xll' j&r APfll seller to (ruarnntee everything. Come to
nH atJ( ' t ®"' re w '" n Jthlng lucklog. 1
i| I have jnst received h large Block of Spring
_____ « nnd Summer suitings in the latent styles,
\ iSvMiSS7 V 1 I fln, l colors.
•*" nII m E^CHnNT TAitoß,
I Jjj 143 N, Main St., sutl?r,P«
The Butler Business College
Some of our students who have recently accepter! positions: Martha McCne.
booKkeeper and stenographer Kittannlng Time*; N»,ttio f'azier. stenographer fur
u a <*' H r u Jl?*' I hitler; Prances M. Blair, stenographer for
*1 lttsbnrg firm; M.1., McMillan, iMwitlon in Youngstown, Ohio; Mand flookn,
T Fx Rickey, with a New York firm; Edgar
A'anrl with Iron fJlty Trust Co., Pittsburg
nian yonng woman, what U there to hinder YOU from doing like
iZ il.ii °?Ll s . t0 Spring and summer term opens first Monday
in April. Catalogue and circnlars free 1 J
A. F. REOAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
Subscribe for the CITIZEN
I*2l East Cunningham Str<et.
\ Office Hoars 11 to 12 a. w.. 3ti 5 and
7 to 9 p. m
: Consultation and examination free.
Office hours—9 to 12 A. M., 2 to
M., daily except Sunday. Evening
| appointment.
, Office—Stein Block, Rooms 9-10, But
j ler, Pa. People's Phone 4TH.
j Women's diseases a specialty. Con-
I sultatian and examination free.
| Office Hours, 9to 12 in., 2 to 3p. m
| People's Phone 573.
1/6 S. Main street, Butler, Pa
At 327 N. Vain St.
L. 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Oraham's former oP-ce.
Special attention grve«. to Kye, Nos.-
and Throat People's Phone 274.
200 West C"aningham ~,1.
Graduate of Dental Department,
University of Pennsylvania
Office —215 S. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Formerly of Batler,
Has located opposite Lowry Hoase,
Main St , Butler, Pa. Th* finest work
-i specialty. Expert painless extractor
ut treth by his new method, no medi
cine used or jabbing a needle into the
gums; also gas and ether used. Coin
mnnications by mail receive prompt at
Office over Leighner's Jewelry store.
Cutler, Pa
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gol I
crown and bridge work.
lii.'i South Main street, (ov Metzer's
shoe store.)
Office in BntlerCounty National Bunk
Building, 2nd floor.
Successor to Dr. Johnston
Office at No 1 14 3. Jefferson St., over
G W. Miller's grocery
Office in Butler County National
Bank building.
AT. neon,
Office at No. 8. West Diamond St. But
ler, Pa.
Office in Butler County National
Bank building.
Office on Diamond, Butler, Pa.
Special attention given to coilect'om
and business inatteis.
Office in Reiber building, cornei Main
ind E. Cunningham Sts, Entranc or
Main street.
Office on Main St. near Couit How
OJCP IN Wise boiiditu
Office In the Negley Building, Welt
Office on Sonth side of Diamond,
Butl«r, I'a.
Min<-n and Land. Connty Surveyor.
R. F D. 49. Went Snnbury, Pa.
Office near Court House,
Office with Berkmer, next door to P. O
OFFICE -Room 508, Butler County
National Bank bnildinv.
Do You Buy Medicines?
Certainly You Do,
Then you want the best for the
least money. That is our motto.
Come and sec us when i:i need of
anything in the Hrufj Line and
we arc sure you will call again.
We carry a ful! line of Drufjs,
Chemicals, Toilet Articles, etc.
Purvis' Pharmacy
9. O. PURVIS, PH. <J
Both Phone?.
213 S Main St. Butler Pa.
| The Reckless |
Copyright, IC«4. by I*ola Forrester
When she camp out of the theater
all of the carriages had gjne except
oae. Some one stood beside it wait
She stood for a moment in the lobby
entrance and fastened the diamond
clasp on the chiffon and lace stole
around her throat. The pin had been
6a fe enough. She had volunteered go
ing back to the boxes for it, and had
foun l it sticking in the velvet arm of
Aunt Victoria's chair, Just where she
bad left it.
"Did you think that I was never
coming?" she asked as lie reached
the carriage. The figure turned
quickly at the sound of her voice, and
•lie found herself looking into Thorn
ton's eyes. She caught her breath and
flopped abruptly, startled and hesi
tating. afraid to let him guesn the groat
flood of gladness that swept over her
at sight of him. When one believes
a person to be in Manchuria it is some
what bewildering to meet that person
alone on Broadway at 11 p. m.
lie did not speak, merely opened the
door for her.
"There Is some mistake," she paused.
"Of course there Is a mistake. There
always is when I come in for anything
good. The fact remains that the rest
have gone and that I was told to wait
for you."
"Who told you to wait?"
He took her by the elbow and helped
her imperatively It.to the carriage.
"I was with Mrs. Culverton. She was
In the third box, and I was late. Then
C'ullj' came along and took her home
himself. I believe your aunt told him
to wait for you, but he wanted to go
directly home, so I took his place. You
don't believe me?"
"Oh, yes, I do. At least I believe
part of it. You always twist the truth
and the fairy tale together so perfectly
one can only guess at which is which.
I believe that Mr. Culverton was asked
to wait for me."
Thornton ignored the discrimination.
He was gazing Intently at the pale
young face. It must be true ail he had
heard at the club. She did not look
happy. It was Vic Wilmington's affair,
the digglug up of Estevan. She always
had some two-for-a-penny title tagging
after her. It was only three weeks off
now. The thought brought with It a
flash of recklessness. They would have
her for a lifetime. Tonight for one
short half hour sho was his. 110 leaned
toward her suddenly.
"Gladys, arc you sorry to see me?"
"Don't." Her eye# met his lu half de
fiant entreaty. "It isu't fair."
"Fair to whom?"
"To him."
Thornton's Jaws squared aggressive
"llo hasn't anything to say about It
yet. You needn't bo frightened. Tho
wolf won't eat you. Won't they eveu
let you be glad or sorry?"
•'Don't: plou»e. i>Uiine don't."
"Bay you are glad to see me."
"I'm not glad to see you. You went
Hway of your own free will. I wish
you had stayed."
"Until It was over?"
"No, forever!" she retorted passion
ately. "I never wanted to see you
Ho smiled. It was Gladys' way to
make ono last finul charge when she
knew she had lost the day.
"You never wanted to nee me again,"
he repeated, "because you are going to
marry u man for whom you don't earn
u snap of your finger, and you did love
"I did not." Sho faced him with
proud, hurt eyes and flushed cheeks.
He laughed with u riotous sense of
happiness lu her pain. If ho still had
the power to hurt her there was hope.
It was the reckless hour.
"You did, sweetheart, and you do
now, and you always will. You know
you will. Manchuria or the moon, it
won't make any difference, not If you
marry a hundred times, not If It's years
before we meet. I can always come
bnek like this and look In your eyes
like this and see love In them like
Sho mot his steady gaae, defiantly
at first, then lu open confession, as
he said, and before he knew It she
had covered her fnco with her hands
and was crying. He felt suddenly
helpless and ashamed.
"Gladys, don't do that. I'm a brute,
dear. I'm sorry. ( won't say another
word. I'm going back this week. Stop,
dear. Gladys"—
Ho deliberately drew her hands away
from her face. It was a dear face,
lie had Carrie 1 Its memory with him
around the world and it had brought
him baek to the starting point. He lmd
been poor not decently, openly poor,
but living on hope and blue sky ami
terrapin. There WHS another Darby
Thornton who bestowed spasmodically
unexpected and Irregular checks on an
undeserving grandson, also advlco and
admonitions. The weight of gratitude
had become too trying. Darby had
never been able to even up the balance
between the acceptance of the checks
and the following out of the good ad
vice and the admonitions.
He had thought that Gladys had
known ho was next of kin to Job's
turkey. Everybody else did. He did
not mind. In a way It rendered him
harmless with undesirable parties so
far as matrimonial Intentions were
concerned. Hut Gladys was desirable.
He had known that she loved him.
He had left the day after the accident.
It had been her frank betrayal then
that had shown him lils court** for her
sake. They had been on the train with
a party bound for the Whitney place at
Uosemead. There had been an acci
dent in (IIH tunnel to the train ahead,
ami the one they WTO on crashed Into
the rear cars. In the darknctn there
had come the sudden Jolt and J.ir <»r
grinding brakes. Some people came In
u headlong rufh from the front ear*,
vnd a woman's sen um rang out shrilly
abjve all. He had Just stopped be
tide Gladys' seat to speak with her,
and she was laughing up nl him when
{la: :;*!l|"i"U came. It was over In an
tn-iiitiit. All he knew was the vivid
sense of her arms clinging around his
nt*ck as he caught her up out of the
teat and their lips had met for the
llr d time with death three car lengths
lie had left Rosemcftd that nl(thi
It v.aa lilt lie could do. II" thought
*he would understand. If not, there
was no danger but Mrs. Wilmington
would enlighten her.
The Manchuria business had been an
opening held out by the old Darby
Thornton for some time. It was a
chain e to make good by going out ther<
and clearing up tin old <y s niucaii
til* ii'luresN before the war broke out.
lie nad stuck to It and made good, and
the reward had come mod unerrpceted
ly when said old boy had taken a no
tloi) to die couiiorytbiy ajul opportune-
ly and leave his accumulated posses
sions to the prodigal in the far land.
There had l>een no thought during the
year of work but of Gladys. He had
left on the first boat for home to claim
the promise of the tnunei kiss and had
found iustead Estevan, a warranted
importi-d antique, tali, suave aud
slightly gray, with an eye out for
ready money.
The thought of It all made him des
perate tonight. lie put her from him
almost roughly. In three weeks she
would be the Countess Estevan, chate
laine of some dinky little old castel
lated ruin in Austria. He was sorry
that he had tried to see licr. sorry he
had come back, sorry he had made
Culvertoa change places with him.
"You had better stop crying," he said.
"We'll l>e there in a few minutes. Es
tevan might not lilcf it."
She smiled back at him, her eyes
bright with tears.
"So you try to frighten the bad little
girl into good behavior? Well, she
doesn't scare worth a cent. Darby.
Your bogj- man is such a fragile, prop
er, tis-ue paper bogy man tliat the
bad little girl has decided lie Isn't
worth being afraid of."
"What do you mean?"
"Can't you guo3s? You expect others
to be so good at guessing, you know.
You expect to kiss a girl and go away
to Manchuria—or was it the moon—
and then come back and find love in
her eyes. What was it? Like this?"
She was laughing at him. lie felt
angry and obstinate.
"Can you say that you never loved
"No, I cannot." Her eyes met his with
calm, defensive candor. "Of course
I loved you. Do you think I would
have kissed you that day If I hail not?
Aud you are right about the other too.
I shall always love you."
- He bent toward her with keen, half
shut eyes.
"And yet in three weeks you will bo
his wife."
"No, 1 won't. Do you think I could—
after tonight? I shall break the en
gagement tonight. You have accom
plished that at least. Now, take the
first boat back to Manchuria."
He smiled slowly and happily. She
had not hoard yet of Uie accumulated
"We've turned out of the park," he
said. "I don't want to go to the house
and face a crowd. Gladys, look at me.
No, straight in the eyes, please! Try to
think quickly. I've come all the way
around the world to see you. I've al
ways wanted you, you know that. 1
was afraid before, and I ran away like
a coward and didn't even give you the
chance to refuso me. Will you refuse
me now?"
"As If it made any difference?" Her
eyes were clear and true and some
what Indignant. "If I have enough
money to satisfy even Aunt Ylctoria
and her little count. Isn't there enough
for you? If you go back there"—
"I shall give away all tho money aud
come after you?"
"G'oine, now!"
Her Hps were half parted, her eyes
wistful and troubled,
"It will be easy to come back and
break tho engagement then. You will
only have In i»r«nent your buaband."
"if I dared"—
lie tapped on the glass slide and
gave an order to the driver, and they
turned back down the avenue just as
the bells were chiming midnight.
Rcndy For nn Emergency.
The long haired woman from New
Jersey came to town to do a year's
shopping one day last week. Her city
niece guided her through the depart
ment stores. Everywhere Aunt Jane
declined to tiso the elevator.
'•I want to walk upstairs," she said.
"I want to know whore tlio stairs are
on every floor."
Tlie niece, whose going-upstairs mus
cles have been atrophied by living In
a flat, followed Aunt Jane's determined
feet as hest she could.
"But why won't .vou use tho ele
vator'/" she panted as they arrived at
the firth floor.
"Because I've got horse sense," said
Aunt Jane. "There are U.'iOO woman
In tills store thin very minute. AH but
nineteen of them ride In the elevators.
Not fifty of them even know where the
stairs are. You didn't yourself till I
prowled round and found them. I'm
prepared for an emergency. If a Are
breaks out In any of these stores all
the women will rush to the elevators.
Only yon and I and nineteen other
women will run downstairs and get out
alive. I don't trust myself in any store
where I can't locate the stairs."—New
York Press.
All tin* Vi-wh,
A wise editor says: "A man told us
the other day that we did not publish
till the things that happened. We
should say not. In the first place, there
Ih somebody else depending on nit for
' a living. If wo printed all that hap
pens we would soon lie with the an
gels. In order to please the people we
must print only the nice things said
of them and leave the rest to gossip.
Yet It's a fact we don't publish all the
news. If we did wouldn't It make
spicy reading? Hut li would be for
one week only; the next week you
would read our obituary. All the;
news Is all right when It's about the
1 other fellow."
Japnn<-*<- "Sllpiil" Music.
A curious ceremony Is performed In
Japan by the court musicians at cer
j tain Shinto festivals. Roth stringed
and wind Instruments are used, but It
Is held that no sound should be allowed
to fall upon unworthy ears, and. as
some of tlie ears present might 1«> un
' worthy, all the motions of playing are
gone through by the musicians, but not
: a single sound Ih heard. This strange
j custom dates back many generations,
l but since fho advent of civilization has
I rapidly lost favor.
f>lMn|>i»ftlnl!ti<>ti< oft MlifrM.
"You said the fiotise was only five
i minutes' walk from the station," com
plained the victim. "To say the least,
I'm disappointed In you."
! "And I'm disappointed In you." re
plied the agent. "I thought you were
M very rapid walker." Philadelphia
( Press.
Krftlnir lllllliclit.
"You think a good deal of your hus
band. don't you?" asked the visiting
"You hare the wrong preposition,"
answered Mr. Meekton's wife, with the
, cold tones of the suporlor woman. "I
think for him."
Til* nnrklioiK*.
When asked by her teacher to de
scribe the backbone a Norborne school
girl said, "Tlie backbone I t something
that holds up the head and ribs and
keeps one from having legs clenr up to
the neck."-- Norborne Leader.
The coldest Inhabited country is
Wercliojansk. In eastern Siberia. Tlie
dally mean temperature of the entire
year Is 2.74 degrees below zero.
| ' ' a=saaasassßs=^^
Three Roses and
Dr. Jolui Dunham knew what he did
not want. lie could also instantly rec
ognize what he did want when he saw
It. These traits had been of use to him
in working his way through college,
through medical school after Uiat and
into a flourishing pracUce now two
years old.
In love as in business it was the
same, only the girls he had thus far
met were undoubtedly the ones he did
not want. Dr. John's black gray eyes
were always on the silent quest of an
unknown girl the thought of whom ho
linked with tho thought of roses. She
did not appear. lie was thirty-two and
beginning to think he had missed her
and was deckling to devote his spare
tinie entirely to rose culture when the
no longer expected happened.
In September he went, with a col
league, Frederick Mayue, M. D., to a
medical convention in St. Louis. Seat
ed at the formal banquet, he looked
up, just across the table, at her! And
then he seemed to have always known
that she was small and blond, with
tho sweet delicacy of a pink tea rose,
that her head was poised like a flower
and that breeding and courage showed
in every feature and gesture.
Instantly the thought of her as his
mounted to liis head like wine, and his
look met hers with an intensity that
made her eyes droop. He turned cool
ly to Mayne beside him and said in a
low tone:
"Look carefully at Uiis ring on my
linger, and don't glare up. I want to
ask a question. Who is she?"
Strangely enough, Mayne know who
"she" was.
"Dean Carroll's daughter, Rose," he
replied. Then as they both looked up
carelessly he continued, "I may as well
tell you that 1 shall try to get her."
Choking back a senseless auger, trying
to realise that Mayne had as good a
right to want her as he, Dunham an
swered quietly:
"And I may as well tell you that you
have me to work agalust. I shall do
uiy best."
At the reception following John Dun
ham accosted his old professor, Dean
Carroll, shook hands and asked:
"Doctor, please introduce me to your
"Certainly, my boy—with pleasure.
But"—-and the old man laughed—"l
warn you!"
"It's everlastingly ton late, doctor.
All I ask of you Is not to tell her I
wanted to meet her and—not to prah'.e
me to her." The serious eyes of tho
young man checked the old man's
"t'pon my soul! I believe you're In
"I warn yau that I ain." Dean Car
roll looked T»r. John Dunham over
carefully from head to foot. Then he
held out his hands.
"T \vl«>i you -IIIHC '• ht» nn'jl «lnwly.
"You're as open now ns you were dur
ing the four yrars I knew you at col
lege and In your success since. Your
tactics are worthy of a general and
victory. Come along. But perhaps
you'd like me first to suggest to her
that you're a dangerous character?"'
John laughed contentedly.
"Better that than encomiums."
Uose Carroll met her father's old pu
pil none the less graciously because he
Was tall and strong and because the
heavy, dark hair framing ids handsome
face was touched with gray. In fact,
he was so Interesting that she met lilni
with an armor of protective resistance
beneath her graclousness. She was
used to easy victories over her admir
ers, but not anxious, though she was
on tho alert, for her own Waterloo.
There was time enough for that.
John began well. While deferential,
lie was not adoring; while entirely ap
preciative, he was not Insistent In his
enjoyment of her society, which ho
accepted with a sort of seemingly tran
sient spirit of camaraderie that piqued
her a little. Several times during the
evening ho drifted carelessly back near
her and watched with amusement
Mayne's breakneck endeavor to make
use of Jils time to Impress his rather
ponderous personality upon ilio girl.
Dunham asked permission to call next
He did call and was carelessly enter
taining. He let himself go, showing
his real self, speaking of his youthful
adventures In tho west, of his roses at
home aild leaving a sort of an Impres
sion that he was a man Into whose life
women had entered little and that thvy
were to him a sort of relaxa
tion frum workaday cares.
Itose round hcnelf putting forth un
usual efforts to please this man, who
was not, as others, apparently lu the
least subjugated by her charms. He
did not stay long, but as he arose to
go he unwrapped a long, slender par
cel he had been holding, crushed the
tissue paper In his lingers and put
one perfect white rose into her hand,
He laughed down Into her eyes,
"I wanted to give you a red one,
only" The slgulllcanco of his tone
and his hesitation made her rise to his
"Only you didn't dare!" sho finished
for him.
"<>tt, I dared." he replied coolly,
"but I thought I wouldn't yet! Tho
best for the last, you know!" And
he left her trying to decide whether
bo meant anything or nothing. A*
no went out he met Mayne entering
with a large florist's box, and during
Ills call he had learned that she was
leaving tlio next day for home. When
be reached Ms ofllce be looked up the
northbound trains.
NfSt muHhig at 7:55 be walki-d up
(o the station. Just around the corner
on the platform he saw Itose Carroll
smiling at Mayne, who carrlvd tier
suit case and a great bunch of pink
carnations, Uefore they saw him he
Stepped back Into the waiting room,
bought a ticket to the next town north
and kept out of sight until the truln
came In. He swung ou the rear plat
form, while May no, triumphant in his
moment of fa vor.put the lady Into a seat
and bestowed her luggage about her.
As the train pulled out Dunliaui look
ed from his window lu the smoker and
beheld tlio Idiotically adoring face of
Wayne, who was waving Ills farewell.
When he had smoki-d a long black
cigar John Dunham sauntered into
the next car. About the middle of
the aisle he stopped suddenly at s
quick exclamation:
"Why, Mr. Dunham 1"
He looked down and saw, with ap
parent surprise, itose Carroll, blush
ing and smiling, lie removed his hat,
but made no effort to take the seat
which she bad cleared for him beside
"Miss Carroll! So thin Is your train
how pleasant! Lovely day. Isn't It?"
"Won't you sit down?" she asked,
a little timidly. And he did and went
on talking so carelessly and yet so
meaningly, so brightly and still so
seriously, that it seemed to her but
a moment or two before he looked
from the window and stood up. Draw
ing a slender parcel from his pocket,
he unwrapped a single, long stemmed
pink rose.
"I must get off here in order to get
back to an Important case with your
father. I only got on to tell you
goodby. Didn't want to interfere
with Mayne at the station. I can't
compete with this floral generosity,"
and he laid the rose in her lap, "but
this Is to remiud you that some day
1 shall bring you that red rose." He
was gone, without touching her hand
In farewell. She sat gasping—pleased,
astonished, half angry, but completely
Interested. She looked at the pink
rose. Then sbe tossed the carnations
from the window and wondered how
in the world John Dunham had man
aged to obtain her promise to answer
his letters.
Thereafter Dunham wrote her—not
regularly, but when the fancy seemed
to seize him—whimsical, vigorous, joy
ful, masculine letters, wholesomely
free from all lovemaklng. She an
swered, and sometimes when he was
very busy he called her up on the
long distance phone in lieu of a let
ter. Meantime Mayne had sent bush
els of flowers, had written ponderous
ly sentimental epistles and heaved
many ponderous sighs. Twice he had
gone to see his divinity, aud on his
last call her lack of Interest In his
elaborate meetlon of Dunham raised i
suspicion in his slow but relentlessly
logical mind. Oti his return he saun
tered Into Dunham's office.
"Morning, old man."
"Morning, Mayne. Enjoy your vis-
It?" How the deuce did Dunham know
he'd been away? Mayne hazarded a
"Yes, called on Miss Carroll. Write
to her, don't you?" Taken off guard,
Dunham admitted the soft impeach
ment and was instantly sorry. Mayne
laughed with unctuous amusement.
"Thought you were too astute for
that. Bet she's got you going—has
me! Stringing you for all she's worth!
Practiced hand! Great girl—no end
popular. Knows how to do it. Miss
Carroll." Dunham's anger rose, but
he answered carelessly:
"Look to yourself, Mayne. Guess I
can take care of Johnny." But after
Mayne went the tide of Ills anger
surged toward Hose Carroll. When
he could stand It no longer he went
to the phone, closing the door of the
Inner office, and called up St. Louis
and Miss Carroll. After an hour's de
lay he got her and went straight to
the point.
"That you, Miss Carroll? Know who
this is? Yos! Lovely spring day! I
want to ask you something. Forgive
my bluntness, but I must know. Miss
Carroll. In your letters and all have
you meant everything or have you
been playing with me?" A long pause,
while he listened intently.
"No, I did not think so—l simply ask
ed. I have not the time nor the tem
per to play. You will forgive me for
asklug you? No, I can't tell you what
made me think of such a thing. Yes,
some day I will. Certainly I believe
you! What? May I? May I come
tills w>*ok? Of roursn I wnnt Hut
I can't reach you till Saturduy even
ing and will have to start back Sunday
morning. It's a long way, aud connec
tions are bad. All rlglit -goodby—till
At 4 In the afternoon of June 1 John
Dunham stepped from his train at St.
Louis and went to a hotel to get rid
of his travel stains and appease his
About 7 he emerged faultlessly at
tired, visited a florist and took a cab to
Dean Carroll's stately old home.
Rose came to him In the dim caudle
light of the library, a vislou In shim
mering gray, lie had intended meet
ing her In his usual easy way, but tho
clamor of his heart and the wine of a
certain proud yielding in tho glance of
her blue eyes swept him Into speech
lessness. He stood long looking at her,
her hand still In his. Then lie droppud
tho small hand back at her side and
strode out Into the hall.
In a moment he came back and clasp
ed her warm little fingers about the
stem of a glowing red rose.
"The red rose," ho said simply—"the
time for It is now, isn't It?" he ques
tioned quietly, stepping back with his
arms straight at his side to look at her.
"Isn't It time, dear?" he Insisted.
"Yes," she murmured. "I" And as
she did not finish, with a sudden long
ing he held out both his hands to her.
'Will you come. Rose?" With the
pride of a small queen, Rose Carroll
laid her two hands In his.
Letters o# Murom*.
Letters of marque and reprisal, as
they were called, were first Issued In
the time of Edward I. to give leave to
retaliate beyond the march*** or limits
of a country for wrongs suffered at
the hands of a power nominally at
peace. In this first Instance they were
aimed at Portugal. About a hundred
yearn later two Hanso towns in Meck
lenburg, wishing to relievo their
prince, who was beleaguered In Stock
holm, Issued letters of marque
thieves' letters, as the sufferers called
them—to all tho rascals of tho Baltic,
authorizing them to victual the besieg
ed city. This done, they turned them
selves Into a confederacy of sea rob-
Is-rs known as Victualing brothers, or
Ht. Vltallus* brothers, and rendered
the Scandinavian seas unsafe for half
a century.
A Xow Vnrlrtr.
A New York woman tells of an ex
perience which she had recently In one
of the largo department stores. Sho
was looking for some house furnish
lugs and, walking up to oue of the
floorwalkers, asked where she could
see the candelabra.
"All canned goods two counter! to
the left," answered the otllclal guide
briefly. Ilnrpor'u Weekly.
Eilrrmi** In tlx* Malln.
Extremes sometimes meet In tho
mails. In a recent pile of exchanges
tho Yukon News from Dawson, Yukon
territory, was In Juxtaposition with
tlio Isle of Pines Appeal from San
ta IV, isle of I*l nos, and the Proctbluk
er of London lay cheek by Jowl with
the Christian Intelligencer of New
York New York Tribune.
Siivrrt It.
Aunt Jane What a man Henry Is tc
tear and swear! You used to say he
never lost Ills temper. Emily Yes,
that's when he was paying attention
to me. Evidently he was saving until
after lie was married.- Itoston Tran
Tnkrn t un«Ture«.
"I thought lie was a confirmed bach
rlor, but he's engaged to Miss Capset
"Well, I suppose we shouldn't be sur
prised. Kterual vigilance Is tho price
>f liberty."
No human being, man or woman, can
act up to ii sublime standard without j
giving offense.—Chanulug.
Pronlng In March la Ciatonary
From Motives of Conrfßtfie«.
The best time to prune Is between the
middle of May and the middle of June,
■when the trees are growing thriftily,
•s the wounds will heal over quicker
If done at that time, but as this is a
very busy season of the year the cus
tomary practice Is to prune during the
month of March, when satisfactory re
sults are obtained. By pinching off
L Hawkblll knifo for small trees and
shrubs. 1. Hand pruning shears for
largor branches. 3. Lopping shears for
still larger branches. 4. Shears for
pruning hedges. 6. A very desirable
form of pruning BOW.
young growth, which la not required,
lu summer, labor will be saved in prun
ing. It Is much better to prune at any
time of the year than to neglect It al
together, as It Is not a matter of great
consequence what month It Is done in.
The important tools are a sharp prun
ing knife or shears.
Modem orchardlsts have come to
look upon the low headed apple tree as
more desirable than those headed high.
A head which Is two and a half to
three feet from the ground is at pres
ent considered more desirable than one
which Is six feet or more from the
ground. The latter height was former
ly frequently used. In forming the
bead care should be taken to have the
framework branches disposed at differ
ent heights along the body of the tree,
say from three to six inches apart, and
distributed us evenly as possible
around the body as a central axis—
that Is, when viewed from above the
picture presented would be that of a
wheel, the hub being the central axis
of the tree and the framework branch
es the spokes of the wheel.
When the trees begin to grow thrift
ily many new branches will be formed,
ami It Is the work of the pruner to re
move nil those which are not necessary
and to cut back others. The top of the
tree should bo kept open to admit air
and sunlight, but pruning should be so
carefully done that there will be no
All brMMho* which nro
growing across and through the top
should be cut out. If two branches
touch ono another one of them should
be removed. If a branch on one Hid® of
the tree has outgrown the other It
should ho headed hack no an to make
the tree symmetrical, cuttlujc It off Just
above a hud which Is on the side that
It Is desired to have the new growth.
If when the trees are young they are
treated lu this way every year com
paratively little work will have to be
(lone nt one time.
Japnifae f'*nr.
One Item we have learned will be of
untold benefit to sections Just above
the cane belt. Many farmers higher up
have attempted to raise ribbon cane
und have been compelled to quit on
account of loss from our early frost
The new variety, the Japanese cane, Is
a true cane, smaller than the rlhbon,
but suckers more and will grow on
poor land. It Is tlue for sirup and Is
also splendid feed for cattlo of all
kinds. It will stand IB degrees moro
cold tlian rlhbon cane. We think any
farmer In middle Georgia, Alabama or
Bouth Carolina would do well to try
some and learn of Its adaptability.
One gentleman told us he grew twenty
three stalks from a single eya -South
ern Cultivator.
Illcht Conditions.
Enthusiastic beginners In gardening
should beware of the common mistake
of starting outdoor operations too
soon. I»o not try to work the soil
when It Is too wet nor, on the other
hand, delay tho operation till It Is too
drj. Taken Just right, the soil will
genially second your efforts to put It
Intn a nice mellow condition.
Inrma kxr.l by tho Kin* of Italy, kit
American In Orlsln.
The king of Italy has put forth a
project which appears Ideal If not Uto
pian from the sentimental and confra
ternul standpoint, yet excellent from
an economical and technical point of
view could It be sincerely and thor
oughly carried out. At the Instance of
King Victor Ummanuel the Italian
government has addressed a note to
the powers proposing that a confer
ence be held lu Home next May for tho
purpose of considering a scheme for
establlshliiK an International chamber
of agriculture.
Tin- king explained his proposal In a
letter to the head of the ttallan govern
ment, frankly admitting that the orlg
lnal Idea had liccu Introduced to hill)
!>y a citizen of the I'nltcd States.
Briefly put, the king propose*, there
fore, that the different leading nations
should combine to form an Internatlon
ill Institution absolutely un|>ollt!cal lu
It* altos which would consider the con
dltlom of agriculture In the countries
of the world and which would periodic
ally notify the i|uantlty and <iuulity of
the crops lu hand so as to facilitate Uio
production of such cro{>a and mahj
No. 15.
their distribution less costly and mora
Other points woukl be the supplying
of information as to the demand and
supply of agricultural labor In differ
ent parts of the world, the promotion
of agreements necessary for united de
fense against diseases of plants and
domestic animals and the encourage
ment of societies for rural co-opera
tion, for agricultural insurances and
for agrarian credit
Naturally such an Institution would
not only tend to consolidate the agri
cultural classes, but would yield a pow
erful Influence for peace, for by pro
moting a knowledge of other countries
and by extending the business rela
tions of the various nations with each
other war would daily become a more
hateful and Impossible thing than ever.
Good Horticulturists Art Again
Talking I'p Oil Spraying-
With the present spraying season
there seeins to come a little note of re
action from the lime, salt and sulphur
wash toward the use of oil for the San
Jose scale. Not but that the former U
still popularly used, but some very
good authorities are again urging the
excellence of crude petroleum. Dr.
John B. Smith of New Jersey, speaking
of experiments In the state during
1004, says a few growers used It with
excellent success, and It is the only
material which has not been more or
less of a disappointment As the result
of observation made, the undiluted oil,
a little warmed and put on hi a fine
spray, Is advised on pear trees in pref
erence to any other material. Qood re
sults on other fruit trees hare been ob
tained with 25 per cent mechanical
As good an authority aa Mr, T..
Grelner of Ohio places himself on rec
ord thus:
"When I consider all the disadvan
tages of the llmo-sulphur treatment—
the nastiness nnd corrosive nature of
the compound, the necessity of the ut
most care to prevent clogging of the
nozzles and to protect the men who
handle it and the hones, too—l come t®
the conclusion that I must stick to ray
old and tried remedy for the scale, the
clear petroleum spray, which whea
properly applied and at the proper
time makes a clean sweep so far as
the scale Is concerned with a minimum
of labor nnd Inconvenience and at rea
sonable expense."
The lime, salt nnd sulphur mlxturo
has the advantage of controlling peach
leaf curl nnd to some extent at least
the apple scab. It seems to act also as
a stimulant to clean and thrlftv
growth In the tree. If only one spray
ing can be made, apply In March or
early April and cover thoroughly. The
plum has been injured if sprayed too
early In winter.
Plant beets; It will pay.
Work some good manure well Into
the soil of the asparagus bed before the
crowns start.
Do all that you do as well as you
Clean culture Is the sure road to suc
cess with onl*ns.
Any shrub and tree planting that re
mains to lie done may be finished UQ
In March.
Itcmove the winter cover and prune
the roses as soon as hard freezing
weathor Is past
The cutting of grafts before grafting
la no good In cherrlos. Tho best way
Is to cut nnd then go and graft them
right away. This Is one fir It grower's
Do good to yourself and give a show
to that neglected but very delicato eat
able, salsify, or oyster plant, in your
garden this year. It takes a long sea
son, so seed must be sown early—not
too thick, for tho plants do not stand
crowding. Thin to four or five Inches
between plants.
A Joke on the "Prophet."
Borne time In tho thirties of the last
Century Prophot Joseph Smith, Sr., tho
Mormon, and a party of his followers
were proselyting In Muskingum coun
ty, O. lie appointed a certain day
when ho would show the people hia
wonderful powers and that he was a
second Christ by walking on the wa
ters of Mud creek. The wator was
always muddy. A day or two beforo
the time set grandmother's brother
Hobert and a couplo of neighbor boys
wero accidentally attracted to the
Mormons working at the creek and,
concealing themsolves, wstchod the
Mormons put down stakes and put
planks on them from bank to bank,
the plank resting about six Inches un
der water. After the Mormons left
the boys went down and took out the
center plank, where the wator was
about ton feet deep. The next day
Balaam Smith came down to the crock
and, after a long exhortation, started
across tho creek. He was right
and on top till ho camo to tho center,
where his "powers" seemed to leave
him, and he went to tho bottom. This
was the end of Mormonlsm In that
What Won tho Olrl.
It was In a subway train. On th«
lap of a woman, apparently her moth
er, sat a girl of some eighteen months.
Next to them was another mother with
her two-year-old sou. Bach woman
petted the other's child, and tho boy
liked the attention and laughed and
pranced. The girl maintained n
straight face. Sho did not fret, nor
apparently did she want to cry, but If
the word can Ih> used In the enso of
one so young sho was bored. The
petting of her own mother and of tho
other woman clearly had no effect.
Then tho little !>oy entered the lists.
Kdgtng up to tho child, he put his arms
around her neck and said, "I love 'ool"
Then it wns that there broke over the
baby's face the first smile that had ap
peared since tho long subway ride
from riarlem began. And as for tho
mothers, the usual and natural com
ments ns to presclenco followod.—New
Hia Hard Mick.
Benevolent Old Lady (to one of tho
unemployed)— Poor man! What have
you done to your hand? Unemployed
-Broke my knuckles, mum. knockln'
at people's doors nsklu' for work.
In ordor to love mankind wc must
Dot expect too much of thenr.—lleTvo