Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, May 04, 1905, Image 1

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The Only Big Show to Visit This Section.
Saturday, May 13
John Robinson's
r»irrtlsr Uaier Maaartfe Teats s MiUles Dellsr Potposrrl of Amui:n«st
" ' Xevdles, laclotflsf:
A Th-ee Ringed Circus, Big Double Menagerie,
Hippodrome and Wild West
Captain Thomson, ezpn*(«Urf I bora. usnahipj
Direct from a snccersful European trip .
Amertea's Oreatest Military Co. Presenting Bntt's Manual of Arms to Mow.
rjvju i Premier Lady Somersault Rider, and Exponent Eqnlsite of the Art ot
Horse womanship with Vi other world famed male and female riders.
pTor i til IVINCTfiN And his Talented Aquatic *ifaespiai»,
Double Heard of Elephants HU Program OHU U|n. of I'erfoction.
ilDg Solomon and the Queen of Siisba viyal of this Biblical Story.
imtmt Oyaaasts, fftaMe /Urebats tad Taleated Aerialists,The Pick el All Areslc Celebrities
ffTfatd of imriik's Meat Hontt; 10P Head of Cote Shetland Ponies.
Aad Uh QnadMt, Moot Qorgtoa* and Snmptnooaly Presented btreet Parade in
AM History of Circosdom. A Solid Mile ot (fold Bedecked Wagons and Chariots,
v fMwiaf HorsfO, Dons of Ban and (Joatly Wild Animals, and including the
IWH'I Meweel Novelty, a of % million dollar raprodactioa ot the Battle
Mklps at Out Vtry
IaJHHb/ 1 h |PTD||
I't'*' ** ani j a jj far »{ c || e tii win receive carefal attention.
New Patterns
For Our Patrons
As we are always on the l'«okoot for th« vry IH-»I ttalriiEo that are of adventitial
of our p*triin«, «<*brvc dm-liied Ui place | r , ,u*k THK I-AUIKH' HOME Jot.' !;NAI,
I'ATTKttNM. wblch are so extensively advertised In The Ladles' Home Journal.
Beadersof the latter publication, no doubt, havu olnervod the tieautlful and
VrH* f"u U ' to S"' 1 w '!li s '"'' Uj kn " w that
' The prices will lie only 10 and"'! each, none hl*l»er.
Tber'HAKT MOfjRI,. fqrn(sbe<] with each pattern, fs the greatest Invention
•ver made In connection with paper patterns. It does a#ay with the old dlfll ulty
of puttlnK a pattern tMether • loog and iUrttiplkaUKl dewrlplluoii. '.Vu arc con -
tdeat that It will only be to understand Its advantage for ladle* u, IH;-
oim« regular nsers or The ladles' Home Journsi I'allernn.
All patterns appearing In The Ladles' llorne Journal can be had at our pat
terp counter.
Ladies' and Men's Furnishings.
} 221 Simple, gent 6 n r P au„,.
Call at our store for FREE FASHION SHEETS.
[let us advise YOU I
I i The importano* of haatsitwo weeks ago wp advertised latrgalna.tliey are (I
M nearly al] gone, but luckily for yo a everything svtm* to be gulng wrong
1 1 with at, we cannot ban) Buggies and Wagons from the earn as faat as U
C I they an coming in, jut got tbrongh with a car aod bare to Ijegin on (%
2 , another. We are forced to get rid of »-mie right away, we say right
% 1 away. It yon bnrry np you will get a nice Top BnKKy and a K<KX\ set V
ft I Harness, making a turnout good enough to «o to yonr neic's wedding it
X for ever |6<).00 or a Slat Wagon and Harness for same price. If yon
5 1 send away and think you are buying at wholenle you will pay $lO 00
nto $590 00 moke for no better. We have a whole lot of other bargains
2L we are offering to induce you to come in. such as nice tick-faced collarH JZ
If at tl.OI). good if oik tec im harness worth for collar sweat w9
n padu worth 40 c»s, for ty cts./'icdod fhU rawhide buggy whijw 25 cts , £%
KAc . don'f tbiok these will be here forever we are advertising J J
V tbem to |el) them »ud if you want any bargains don't wait a day. W
iMartincourt & Thoml
2 1 128 E. Jefferson St., Butler, Pa.
j| Wf Sjell the (Cramer Wagon Best Wagun made jj
1 S©©©i?o©©©©©©o©©©s©®©cso®©t)
Won't boy clothing for the parpotie of
•pending mon«>y. Tb*y d*#tr<! to ir.-t th«
j*j*t pcMlble of rpotaobey oxptadM
i!liT. w J'° ljn y cn#tofa clothing have n
* Qt. tp have tb«iir clothe*
' n 1 ln »t>l« and to demand of the
na unrt KUßrH '>'«« everything. t«
«... . t *.," k :":;;; k , * c . kl ;" rta '
,b - >W
148 N. Main St., sutl?r, Pa
Ely's Cream Balm fe
Eu; slid plew&Bt to ■s"
c»*. CUMHI•» L.O
\l i» q- ck :T »bsori*4.
G>e« Ke-tf at ooc*.
*&asteSzrcOU)'* HEAD
Heaia ai.a Protects the Membrane. Ke«ore« l.'ie
S»M* of Tut* and Smell. Large Stw, M cec'a al
Drcggicts " T by maii; Trial S!ze, 10 cents by mai..
ELY BKOTHiiiii, M Wirreo Street, Sew York.
™t2l East Cunningham Street.
Office Hour* U to 12 a. m.. 3 to 5 and
7 to 9 p. m
Consultation and examination free.
Office hoars—9 to 12 A SI.. 2 to
M., daily except Sunday Evening
Office—Stein Block, Rooms 9-iO, But
ler, Pa. People's Phone 478.
Women's diseases a specialty. Con
sultatian and examination free.
Office Hoars, 9to 12 m., 2 to 3 p. m
People's Phone 573.
if 6 S. Main street, Butler, Pa
At 327 N. Main »t.
• 106 West Diamond,
Dr. Graham's former of^ce.
Special attention give., to Eye, e
and Throat Peoole's Phone 274.
200 West Cunningham St.
Graduate of Dental Department,
University of Pennsylvania.
Office—2ls 8. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Formerly of Butler,
Has located opposite Lowry Honse,
Main St, Butler, Pa. The (inest work
t specialty. Expert painless extractor
A teeth by his new method, no medi
cine nsed or jabbing a needle info the
gums; also gas and ether nsed Com
mnnications by mail receive prompt at
buaeaok b'uwriwt.
Office over Leighner's Jewelry store
Bo tier, Pa.
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge wark.
19 ri South Haiti nfrtel, (or Metzer'n
shoe store. V
Office in BntlerConnty National Bunk
Building, 2nd floor
Successor to Dr. Johnson
Office at No 114 E. Jefferson St., ovei
O *A'. Miliar'» grocery
Office in Batler Chanty National
Bank boilijinx.
Office at No. 8. West Diamond H'. Bit
ler. Pa.
Office in Bntler Connly National
Bank bniktini^
Office on Diamond, Batler, l'a.
Special attention given to collections
and businei;* tnattcu.
Office in Retber building, cornet Main
and E. Cunningham St*. Entrance on
Main atic.,
Office on Main St. near Court Hone
Office In Wise building
Office In the Negley Building, West
Office on Month nid« of Diamond,
Butler, fa.
Minna an<l Lanil. Connty Hurvnyor
R. P I). 49, Woat Hnnbury. Pa.
Office near Court House.
L» NOTAKV Print, Ic,
Office with H« »Vtn<-r, »ji-4t 'l<»>r lr, I'. O
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 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.
Purvis' Pharmacy
8. O. PUUVIB, PH. <i
Both Phones.
818 8 Main St. QqU*?
llThe Witch of J
II CraSscstone 8
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- Author of "In Love and Truth" i.
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ALL tlio long Sabbath day a mist
liunj? over the iuouuta;:; so
i henvy an«l gray that twilight
came ou Mmost uuperceived.
In the quajit old English village of
Cragcnstone. situated near the top
most i*eak of this particular mountain,
frarly evening services were just
being completed In the meeting house,
a wooden structure that stood prouti
ne; tly on an elevation of rocks and
sa';-» in the center of the village, with
hs .sharp steejde ri ing dark and stern
nbove the shadows of the gathering
gloom. Droning voices chanting an
anthem were heard. Then the door
was o[K:ned and the congregation filed
out in reverent silence down the rocky
pathway leading to their several
homes, uu<J«liUit ■seriously lu eacli otu
er when the time of parting came.
The solemn stillness of a Puritan
Sabbath day pervaded the atmosphere,
and all felt Its influence, from old Fa
ther Earrlsh, with homespun suit and
gray wool stockings, leaning heavily
on his staff, to pretty Hetty Tauustou,
,vu'. -Soft ly at SPGtbei s
side, forcing a look of seriousness on
her dimpled face and dropping her eye
lids demurely to oovcr the brightness
of hor sparkling eyes as she passed
young Simon Kempster, who stood
waiting at the door, his g.izc Intent
upoi, hjir. iUfcUea* Tauuston, iior peat
gray ponnet projecting well over her
austere countenaii'" and tied securely
under her chin, rested her hand prond
ly on the arin of her son Joxiali, who,
fall, spare rnd grim ; yUvdc o;J
j.i silence, (tie iiravtt solemnity of bia
manner giving evidence of his lirm be
lief in the strict and narrow teachings
of the Puritan sect to which he be
The mist of the day had lifted, and
through the breaking cloud* overbeaq
AM early evening star was bravely en
deavoring to send down a gleam to
lighten the path of the wayfarer when
mother and son entered the gateway
before ftytb" uome, a low, rambling
farmhouse built securely of logs and
cement. Pausing at the door. Mistress
Tauustou, with her hand on the iHtch,
bent forward and looked down the
dark roadway with a scuf.',hi(ig gla^Cu
"Hetty T That tritiUig maid:" alio
exclaimed In a tone of vexation. "I
should not ha' granted her request to
walk with Cynthia Camett, for I might
ha' known the twain would loiter on
the wav, Indulging Idlu chatter and
forgetting the holy day."
' "I'ret not, mother," Taunston mild in
a r+fffUnnt voter, hi'inli iiJJ'l discordant.
fqr J i.-u LUlllud with tii«l
dampness of the night. No hurui can
befall the girl, who doth but desire to
exchange greeting# quietly with her
Accustomed to do her (ton's bidding
at the sllghbttt word, his mother lifted
the latch and soon th» ft I- : t- «*rlu , ! i light
|»t sew-tttl candles' Unclosed the living
room of the farmhonae —the large kitch
Throwing his hat and cloak on a
bench near at band, Taunston sank
Into a scat on the liigh backed settle
h| Mi*- •l.lmii"> placjj, stretching out
his legs Vhircringly 10, rpcplve the lieaf
from the burning logs, observing his
mother's movewen'a in silence as she
removed her bonnet nud cap, then
drew forward a small pine table, scrub
bed to shining whiteness, and laid a
Bible upon it. (Seeing that she V:; #
about to bc.Oßn. air urK-'l iii leading
evening chapter, lie ob
Served suddenly, with au ill concealed
Attempt at carelessness, "Our cousin
Margaret must bq <ii\ hep v,nf by nvh,
"Her missive sent to us by special
messenger doth stale that she arrived
Mfely In London," his mother replied,
lifting her glance from the page, "and
that she would proe«.»d ».i ; |i t t , ( a 4
ppetdliy. 'ihe trflst coming out of the
rOuds and recent heavy ruins combine
to make traveling tedious, as thou doit
know, Josiali. Hut I expect within the
week to welcome thy cousin back to
the village of her |»!ri!j .
film hl.o'/K her hs.'i'i, hlglung dole
rully, "1 wot 'twill be but a nad home
coming for the maid, with no father
to greet her."
"Her house and lands are in readl
ne«n for her to take poste-M510..," .1 o
si ah grayely 1 .
Aye, thou hast been « good steward,
my «on," she re|>llc<i, ''since thine tui
do, showing rare wisdom In bin dying
hour, chose thee to munuge Ills daugh
ter's estate."
Hhi? sat erect In her chair, speaking
"l'oi .In, iu tlas rocky country hath
tiroltder pasture lands, belter sheep
and cuttle, liner horseflesh, an' whose
hirelings are trained to labor with
mor«* economy and speed? In the two
years thou hast been lu charge of her
estate, Joslub, thou hunt proved thyself
untiring In thy r.eal mid ■ r(l u
'I Uuu u>.v yearly" stipend that was
not uugeuerous, mother."
"Thou Kiunt been faithful and zealous
for thy cousin's Interests," his mother
asserted, with stern «mi>l{ii*l«, nibi*
gardliiK tiN ooieivution eutlrely, "an'
ibuu should have u reward, my son
yoraoolh, tliou art entitled to u rich re
ward," she repeuted.
The ungainly fellow moved uneasily
on the settle, a dull red glow of color
mounting to Ills forehead.
"Lately I ha' thought," be said, with
slight hefliiution "Met .uyhap '>lll'
•*"",;Hhi twtid be mucli chang
|s4' «fter jier long sojourn in Kranco.
liolike hli» may return to find m dull
and our ways too tjulct for her taste.
Have such thoughts e'er come to thy
mind, mother"/"
"Nay, not to apeak on," she replied,
"for 1 know that thy cousin will real
ize her obligations ;o u< • and unless
hci r 'iirij' teaching i tin- entirely swept
/1 Way will heed tlte advice of her aunt
and llnti 11 to her counsels with rv
Khe ral'icd li«l hftud and shook tier
ntiger sternly.
"liut think not it was with my con
sent that Andrew Mayland Hint Mar
garet away to bin ulster in I'arls," she
said, "there to remain until she was
twenty-one. I tell thee t. .iul(, turn
A v V *ii I.J|I»-II ti' otny child, win
should liaVc been ra l id there in yon
der gray alone hm ie, built b.v her
grnndrather, and allowed to grow to
wot uanhood among l.er own kind and
In Uie <i IM 1 fcarl(j)( way* of in 1 slut
folk, liklucatlon, forsooth l C'au lJetty
fk«t read and write au£ 4° klf number
iut; skillfully? Prithee, 'tia enough
Ir.c'wiedg.' for a maid! As m - g) >d fa
ther. now dead, hath said, "I "ill
thy daughter's heart wlui a dread of
sin. raise her iu fear of the wrath of
the Lord, an' thou hath doue thy
Josiah acquiesced by au emphatic
movement of his head. "Mother," lie
recurring again fco the subject of
his cousin Margaret, "I ha" been think
iu_' much on the coming home of our
klhsv.-omau. Of reft my mind hath
dwelt upon her youth and ;;wii»ii'.r.
What kno'.vetii she of the c; re of a
household aud the management of so
many acres as are hers entirely now.
I—thou"—he hesitated—"we must keep
close to her, direct her endeavor ~ ana
from the lirst'-lie raised his voice,
speaking ivith harsh emphasis—"allow
uo other influence to crowd in to push
our? out. Ou our counst' she mu>t be
taught to rely, and she must ever find
us to be towers of strength upon which
she may lean with confidence."
"Thou hast s[iokeu wisely, Jo3iah,"
the dame replied. "I' my r.,..iuoiy
dot 11 serve me well, Margaret was ever
au obedient child to her father, so wilt
come naturally, me thinks, to place re
liance on her kinsfolk. Hast thought,
Joslah," she continued, lowering her
voice almost to a whisper nr;d {Qukiua
toward t'ei-' 'tjl.lt thy COUsiu'S
lands' adjoin thine and what great ben
efit could lie derived from being master
of It all V"
Taunston rose aud paced rapidly
and down the l:;iil; ligtacl kitchen.
(jf , our c I iia' thought!"
lie exclaimed. "For two years I have
watched over everything on the May
laud farui lands, from the littlest new
born lamb to the fleetest horse, aud
given orders as if 1 weye owner
He drew a sharp breath.
"And now—God's pity—l must give
place to a chit of a girl, who happeu
will bring disorder where t pa' had ot
dpr ««d put wasteful l-'reacb uotlom
above fS'iod Puritan thrift and care."
As if tlie thought were intolerable to
him, he gave his shouidors a despairing
shrug, strode to the wiudow nnd hxjkvd
out lonr: unit ovsir th«' blai-ken
M landscape in the direction of the
Mayland estate. His mother sat for a
time looking with sympathetic auxlety
at the tall, disconsolate figure of her
1 son. At last she observed 1 '»u
doing Uw. no well tliou hast grown
fo love those lauds above all reasoning,
Josiah. Methinks by every right ihou
should.it be master thore "„
"MoViiiH-"" tin*** and srooa befora
her, m itli hts baud upraised. In a state
of unusual excitement, "I dreamt last
night that the vessel on which Marga
ret Mayland sailed from Paris was lost
with all 011 board, and my cousin, die
who stands belweev, me anil the estate,
for I am the next heir, as thou doth
know, was g(>ne forever, it was a
dr< am, but for a night all was mine.
I was In truth master there, and 1
Vv'-d I was rich 111 this world's goods,
liiisy. Important, prosperous."
Ills pale blue eys ■ d . o» cious
ly v llli Uiv t-eeliuu pos.-csscd hint
as he liriished his hand over his hair.
"iia, au' were it so 'twould be well!"
Mistress 'l'auustou cried sharply, "pro
vlded, of course, It were the good
Lord's will," she added piously. "But
there are other ways, my son. Hv.,
thou given con:<iderativ.it 10 (he fact
thai Mai&iret v.-11l need a husband
liow? An' who more .lilnble than thou
; Joslah?"
lie shuiiled nervously 0:1 U|s reel, tin
Bble lo lies | 1,.-|-
I I>m 1 think sliti would regard my
null with favor?" he asked. "Although
an upright an' honorable , man, I ha'
never thought I had much attractive
ness for a woman."
Ills mother threw up i.i>i liuml with
3 < t u.'.» tuottoii, tier glance <-outalntng
fcolli pride and confidence.
"Aye, that she will, Joslah," she un
UOUII ed emphatically. "Of a truth,
Ihou'rt not oversoft with woman,
, I'aoc art SJ tall [VV\ walk about
such au air nu' stride that, I
ween, scarce 11 maid thou did set thy
heart 011 could resist thee."
"If It be that my cousin hath an eye
' to Vr purse strings," he oi> t-.,
Ihie,?htfully ";,.y fiu>,..( and Ihiil'ty
j her farm land > uisy
] appeal to her.''
'"I'llonc facts and ollters 10 thine ad
I vantage will be placed before our
: kinswoman with proper Judgment aud
skill 11)1011 her arrival," his mother an
nounced. "My son, Ihoti do»t know lln.l
'lis thine own Ifii.ki'iit , . übi (e; I 'me.
.1. -uaigaici, for 'tin ever a mini's
place to do tlio (Minting, but that I will
keep a close shadow and wat h well
for thee and thine Interests thou can
not doubt. Ah, welladay," she drew a
j deep breath, "'twill be a happy lime
for thy mother, Jotlali, when, .1.'.. jmt
sit before vi doorway at her spin
tilitg and, ever and anon rui • ng her
eye 10 look al the wide acres of green
pasture surmounted by the gray house
ou the hill, know that thou art '"i'Sict
, there."
j amotion, looking intently Into space
' with covetous ci en, made |io reply,
i Soon flic caudles having burned al
: most to their socket < anil the bright
• flare of the logs given place to dull
' r Tjt~ fhk
1 / f W -''
s- /Z 7 '
'' ,' / ' :
Hr 'm .} y/utv H<r with lilh haml tip
bhicknc *#, 4*lllll ting 11 few dying "pari.s,
Ml Ir Tatiiisloti bethought bemelf of
tie- in tenet t of lb'- hour
; "Hetty not c.jij, nil'" sue exclaimed,
~ Hiking (o tiie window und looiillig out
yvlth Impatient anxiety. "All, 1 hear
j her voice!"
I Then Uir'/wiuy ojien the tjoor nhv
eric I -iiai'iily: "Ilot .y, come li.! "Ti3
uii. •• :n!y fvH' a maid to bo dawdling
out or doors ou a Sabbath evening.
Thou sh „i!,: -t be at tliy prayers! Who
is ;t ti: ti hast with thee:"
S:LUOU. mother."
. errv faced little creature in her
severe gray bouuet and plain dress of
homespun came forward hurriedly.
"As I was returning from leaving
Cynthia Caiuett at the gate I met Si
mon near the turnstile, and he ventured
to walk with me. Be not angry, moth
er," as the woman, towering above her.
frowned wrathfully, "Prithee, a little
gossip with good Simon would not hurt
a maid!"
"Gossip ou the Lord's day! Light
and trifling talk ou a Sabbath night!"
her mother cried in stern rebuke. "And
think not that sounds of thy wicked
laughter did not reach mine ears! To
thy room, hussy! Nay, let the caudle
remain," as Hetty lifted one. from the
table. "In darkues« eanst thou liettcr
put thy yiii.'i on thy prayers and ask
the-Lord's forgiveness for thy sins!"
Then Cutting the door with inten
tional violence upou the retreating form
of the young farmer she fasitued the
wooden bolts sctwetj Tor the night.
next day at the marlcc* place
aud having uiuilu good bar
gains auil fair exchanges rode
up to his door rapidly, with an expres
sion on-his countenance more compla
cent and less severe than usual.
"110, there!" he called.
To his surprise the door remained
unopened, and, listening, he heard no
i-ounds of life within.
"Mother, opeu, an' «t.t mere,*'
l«» ,i v.«, .tor I would have a word
with tlieo before I ride farther to speak
wi' Biinon Kempster ou the price o'
At this juncture a man, one
farm laborers vnsbtng rrom the
"'i.v'u oi- tii»- house.
"The good dame an' thy sister ha'
taken their departure long since," he
announced, evidently pleased to bo. Ur,
Learer of important tiding:.. -iiie> did
g.> to «l. r May land farm, master, to
Qieel thy coasiu, who hath arrived."
With au exclamation of surprise Jo
slah sprang from his horse, threw the
reins to the man and, turning suddenly
to hide the dark flush that i j)r u .a over
his face at the shock of the news,
gifted Ui<> lufch aud, entering the house,
proceeded at once to his chamber, from
whence he emerged an hour later n»ueh
changed in appearance Hiatus and
dust of travel tad mhiii can fully t>«-
jnovvd iii>,Di ui> pcr-*oli, u fresh linen
i-uil" of dazzling whiteness was about
Ms neck, and in place of his common
riding clothes lie wore his church t; j.i'O*
suit »f black cl.'Ui fiuijy uv.-n and
but i:>V the village tailor.
puking the footpath that led through
the meadows, he walked with long
strides lu the direction of the road that
wound Its way from the % ~n n
the; May land A slight fear
lest »li.*iif« from home at the time
of his cousin's arrival would be held
against him as seeming neglect caused
him some anxiety, and he Tyftt, naming
suitable wnrdj it£ «k«tu« anil explana
ttuu «» hf wntko«l nloriar when M* nmli
tntton waf Interrupts by the sudden
appearance jf a young woman at the
corner of the roadway. She hud ovj
dently been runniqs. i«-i over her
flushed fnco und tumbling ydlow hair
u broad liat of black velvet, with a
sweeping while feather, nuitg off at the
pack lu reckless abandon, and she held
the long skirts of her scarlet riding
habit, richly trimmed with silver braid
ing, high above her quilted pettic.it.
80 excited was she :> nd \nieiit open her
• thai »iiv was flulto regardless of
appearance ur of tlio fort that the
small na«K-», neatly covered with red
(•lik hose, were exposed above her low
sh >«• 1 to the cold and disapproving ga/e
of tlie man approaching. .1",.t then n
siuall dog scuttled joslah breath
less panting from a long run.
011, catch her, g.j-i I sir catch Bid
dy!" the girl cried shrilly. "The poor
dog will take a tit from frlnl»t| i't»ut
stupid t jllef t<t Ul t»>» out in this
alia 11441 jOaoj when I wits not about!
Mqve, man! An' thou canst put thy
hand on her!"
Thus sharply commanded, .loslah
came to Idn senses and, making s»i-.:
den and effective divi. cy -jot the ex
hausted anil, carrying It to the
youim is<llllllll, pill it Into her arms,
saying with his customary seriousness,
"Margaret MH. viand, for as xu h I rec-
Ognl/.c I bee, I give I lice greeting ,11 id do
declare that thou ni;t \ve!cuiue to thy
*\l uliee sfje extended her hand col'
dlally. and her lip; parted in a smile of
"An' Is 't really .loslah?" she :c\,e,|
brightly. "At llrst (fl.i- wltlt thy .:i
ber face jicd k.!««•». •■uii. K'»l ci»U In,
{netltought thou « re the preacher."
"And thou w«juldnt have c; 1 led to the
preacher, a man of '! >l. to rat eh thy
dog, .Margaret'-" regarding let- with it
look of quiet reproof.
"Aye, th:lt would I." Hi 10 I
carelessly. "I' faith, lu mi • >,•. 11 i<• 11 tli ■
better the tuuii the better the de. d
Ito 1. i" continue (he subject, Jo-.lah. ■ >
till! second glance 1 rememlK>red Un -
lit once,"
She t icpped back a pace or two ar\d,
shading her eyes from tit" ulantlug
rays of the setting nun t>y tilling her
hat w ell dim n ov r tier face, regarded
fclui ivilh a pert air of critical Intcreit.
"After all, thou'rl not milch change*]
except that thou doth 1001. more care
worn, and 'Us apparent Hint th'>u Uun
grown older," she n>d VKvii, seeing
that t!ii ••vpt>. <-inn in hi i eyes did Uot
sof-ten, milled, "But happen, cousin,
thou woulwst ho better in Is
the f:i->)iton of all the men, an' I were
to tell thee thou wert grown good look
She laughed a low, rippling laugh of
JOHIIIII, lilldlllg In r le\ ill nil IN tils 111.
Ing mm! b:-.v(imu lurKhig sil iplcloii thai J
was amusing her*«lf at his c\ |
|iense, att iwei-ed resentfully and with (
an air of ulTeiided dignity.
"That iliott woulilst so misjudge me'
as to presume that I would desire
praiso for my pern mal a p pen in me i
can under tand, for after "'J years
of llvlnc (tint wii'Ued clly of Paris,
xyUei' j|| the men are fops <n* cit- |
i;oni lJl, with 1111 thought llbove decking
Uielr bullet wllh tawdry raiment, will '
lug and r>injer to bend lle-lr backs aud '■
inoiiili and grin In pleased acknowl j
eilgincut »f " woman's eompllmciit,
thou has thought thai all men were '
made In (lie i iuiie fashion,"
The young mlstrc s of Vmtaii'l ,
farm, wh > had llstej, i., her < ouilr.'; >
words win- au air of bewildered Hiir- !
yil.it, now cried airily: "Oh, lie On Ihce,
Joslah, for 11 long face! To talk h<i of ,
my bonny Paris! forsooth, au thou ;
wert to R'» there for a »"iu I! ih-111
Wouldst lose the ■.< .initer look thou
ha t ii ' .1 • >lll all Ihe |m pi ■ here
und aln mit ell fo. tlliln uppcar
alice, Ido 1 lli'e (lice "
A Ithmigli this was ■ tld * lib a >llllll
- loijtietry that 1001. the j-.iing out i
of the viur.tK, 11 led Hush mounted to
Joslah'* forehead.
"Peace, Margaret," he aald, "aud
take not up >u thy self—but at best a
sinful mi>ri.ii—to criticise the work of
God. That 1 am u:ai!e iu my Master's
image doth sufiice for me, and the care
—from what 1 judge at sight of thee—
that thou dost give to thy body I pre
fer to give to the salvation of my soul."
He paused for a reply; but. uoue
coming, he continued: "Ere I met thee
I was on my way to thy house. Shall
we walk there together?"
Margaret Mayland. looking at the
cold, dispassionate face of the man
confronting her, with its sharp fea
tures and deep set eyes, felt a slight
sinkiug at her heart, aud the smile on
her bright face faded, her manners be
coming at once less friendly, aud more
distant. Turning to go. she said: "Aye,
come with tne, Joslah. and welcome.
Thy good mother anil Hetty have but
Just left after spending a pleasant
hour with me, and already sweet Hetty
hath found a place in my heart."
Josiah regarded her soberly, letting
his glance rest on her brilliant hued
riding dress? significantly.
"That my sister hath some trifling
faults I do admit," he said. "But she
is ever an obedient maid, God fearing,
pure miuded and modest, setting an
example of propriety that would, I
wot, be of benefit to many older and
r,i'>t« experienced iu the world than
They had reached the entrance of the
driveway that led to the Mayland
bouse. Margaret, stepping inside, has
tily drew the gates together after her
und, leaning over the railing, said, with
mi attempt at 11 smile: "Of a sudden H
great weariness hath fallen ujioii me.
Wouldst thiiil; i.i» rude and without
SOGii manners, cousin, if I were to ask
thee t3 excuse me from further con
terse today? I find that my strength U
greatly spent by the lonjj ride up the
mountain, nnd I WMid reßt awhile. I'
I ruth I 314 overdone," she concluded.
■faimston, concealing his disappoiut-
Qient, >; id, with a forced air of pleas
antry that sat ill upon liira: "He who
;»iueth late must tnko, perforce, what
s left, M:ug;u«-t. aud I regret, as one
paving taken thy place on thy farm for
no many months, representing thee In
ill business matters, that I was no.t
here upon thine arrival to giv> thee a
proper welcoming n»i as thou'rt
awearv rest Is what thou doth
need 1 will go ou my way to leave thee
undisturbed. God be with thee, Marga
He procoedtid « rew steps, then
•latweiJ, addressing her seriously:
Cousin, at prnyer time tonight I
shall offer thanks to God for thy safe
conduct through a perilous journey "
"Thank thee, at.d farc\yi4i. Joslah."
Turning hastily. Margaret Mayland
wf-i'jt with swift steps toward the
Out on the road Taunston continued
011 his way with slow strides, his head
lient over his breft«t in thoughtful med.-
■' Woi-ie, far worse, than I expected,"
he muttered. "Much devil's work to bo
undone! Our cousin hath a face
enough, and after my first
words 'J adiuouitiou she appeared
uiurc gentle and less hoideuisli in her
manner, and so silent was she toward
the last 1 doubt uot that my speech lm "
pre c J licr. "A go" id »»\»iiiple, constant
correction and much sound advice is
vliai a woman so young and worldly
uiiuded doth require."
Beaching a rlslug eminence, he paus
ed ft the top aud looked back at the
Maylnml estate, with Its broad acres
stretching far before him in all the
glory of their spring beauty, illuminat
ed by the rays of the setting sun. "Ah!"
He drew a sharp breath unconsciously
01* admiration and longing.
">Vver before hath my duty to the
Lord been placed so fully before uie as
lu this my self Imposed task of lead
ing mine crrliyi y»ung cousin into the
paths «>f wisdom and righteousness,"
(ie - aid after a few moments' thought,
slowly and with solemn emphasis,
TI {10 next morning the sun rose
dazzling 111 Its radiance above
the peaks of Crugeustone,
shedding a luster over the vil
lage. On Hie Mayliyid farm ull nature
was astir. Thrifty robins dotted the
green conspicuously displaying
tto-tr red breasts as they sought their
morning meal In the soft damp earth,
larks thrilled gayly, and the nightingale
poured forth lis sweet high notes lu
Joyous cxaltatlo.li,
Y<dlo%v crocus flowers lifted their
faces timidly to the sun, and gentle
breezes stirred the branches of the
trei Now were heard tin? voices of
the men and maids as they uillkud the
cow i or drove them out to pasture, and
the uoisy bleating of the sheep and
|ainbs, huddling together and running
out through the open gates to spread
themselves over the fields, added lu*
creasing activity to the curly morning
In a room of the May land homestead
above the broad staircase that led to It
Margaret Mayland, exhausted by the
futlguo of lier long Journey, lay sleep
lug, undisturbed by the noises out of
Through the deep slllod latticed win
down ray of run poured In. then softly
touched 'ho closed eyelids; another
UW»>-d the arched red llp«, und a third,
as If It recognised its kind, fell sudden
ly on the wealth of g'dden hale ou the
plllivv. One arm was thrown lu care
le-i abandon over her head, and her
gown of white Uoen, falling open at the
throat, disclosed u finely wrought chain
oi gold resting upon It, from which
was suspended a small cross of the
same metal. The cock under the win
dow crowed lustily once, twice. Mis
tie i Mayland stirred, then, sighing
wearily, arranged her head more com
fortubly upon the pillows and slept on
'Ho- smi had reached 11 higher point
ill the henveiiH, and It was Well ou 111
the day, according to the early risers
of 1 'rageiisloiic, when Marg.-iret May
land, now fully dressed, descended the
staircase and entered 11 |e, dining room,
a small, cozy ufTnU' that was but a
continual|c„ „r the long hall, curtained
ofr the hides wllh dark tapestries
and a huge screen set Up lu the middle
for a partition. Mr. Mayland, the fa
ther of tlie prcicut occupant of the
hou-i, having had French blood In bis
veins tlitog£h ills mother's side, hud
"Hhi if thou oil, turct Mu rfjurtl, / 11m
happy." ,
not taken kindly to the plain furnish
ing. high backed chairs, wooden
benches and bare white sanded floors
of his more simple minded neighbors
and had purchased from time to time
bright stuffs, works of art and tufted
chairs and couches, so that his home
preseuted an air of comfort and ele
gance not to be found elsewhere on
that bleak mountain.
As Margaret entered the only occu
pant o/ the room was an elderly worn
un, having the appearance of being
more than a common serving woman,
who was spreading a white cloth on a
table, idly humming a little tune as
the did so.
"A good day, Elsbeth. Prithee, sing
■ng!" she exclaimed, with affected as
tonishment "Then thou doth like thy
lew surroundings."
"An' thou, Margaret?"
"Ah, welladay, 1 cannot tell thee
yet." she answered, with a sigh. "But
| I own to great depression this morn
ing, Elsbeth, and feelings of strange
ness and loneliness lie heavy on my
She walked to the window and, rest
ing her arms on the deep sill, looked
out of doors discontentedly, uncon
scious of the graceful appearance she
made in the French morning gown of
pink poplin that fitted loosely to her
rounded figure aud fell iu long folds
to the floor.
"Hast had no misgivings, Elsbeth.
that a life of unusual dullness doth lie
before us?"
1 "Where thou art, sweet Margaret I
am happy," the woman replied gently,
"whether 'tis at thine aunt's at Paris,
where I sewed thy frocks aud cared
for thee, or here In thine own home,
where thou art come to l>e the mis
tress. Ever do I find my best con
tentment at thy side, for, sweet, hast
thou not been mine to watch over since
thy mother died?"
M<«n?aret, accustomed to the wom
an's fondness, made no reply, but came
and took a seat at the tablo In thought
ful silence while Elsbeth busied her
self about her. jtourlug a cup of milk,
breaking eggs Into a saucer and plac
ing the plate of hot bread within easy
reaching distance.
"But for thee, sweet," she observed,
"happen the May land farm will prove
more quiet than thou'lt like."
"And Cragenstone!" exclaimed Mar
garet. "What doleful people here abide!
How long and solemn their faces have
grown, and with what serious demean
or they do stalk about! Why, Elsbeth,
ono ?b<>rt walk with my good Consln
Joslah near gave me tho megrims!
Prithee must we all the time be quot
ing Scripture or thinking of our pray
"Naught is changed," the woman re
piled. "I' the five years of the different
life in Paris thou hast forgotten; that
Is all. To my mind thine aunt received
us with tho same cold smile she gave
us when we rode away."
Margaret shrugged lier shoulders and
threw out her haud In a manner that
suggested the Frenchwoman. "How
gloomy they looked In the plain gray
Clothes they wore as they stood around
the door, erect and solemn, to receive
me. But, withal, weary and nervous
wlUi the homecoming us 1 was, my
quick eye failed not to see two things
admiring love on the bright fnce of
my sweet cousin Hetty Taunston and
stern disapproval of my crimson riding
dress on the countenance of her moth
er. Mayhap I shall prove too worldly
for their quiet tastes. Dost think so,
The woman touched Margaret's sun
ny hair caressingly.
"Thou'rt so bonny, sweet, so fnlr, so
good, that all must love thee who know
thee," she said. "And ns thy ways are
gnod ways I wot thy uelghbors aud thy
kinsfolk must grow accustomed to
Margaret rested her hand lightly on
old Elsbetli's shoulder. "And thou
lovest me ami Godfrey," she said,
blushing softly. "I care not for the oth
ers. That much Is so much that It doth
suffice uic."
A light footstep was heard In the
"Am 1 come too soon?" Hetty
Taunston in a Muck cotton frock, with
u white kerchief folded neatly over
her bosom, entered the room.
"Methought mother would ne'er be
done finding chores for me to do," she
said poutlugly. "First there was the
linen to spread on the grass for bleach
Inn; then the ewers to be tilled at the
brook, my lesson In embroidery and
the Bible teaching. And, oh," with a
sigh, "so many other occupations did
occur to mother's mind that I grew
quite restless, for all the tluie »iy
thoughts were over here with thee,
"Poor, much abused Hetty!" Mar
garet, arising from the table, pinched
her cousin's cheek affectionately. "Aud
so thou hast kept thy word to oome
early to see what came from Paris!
Prithee, cousin, mayhap in some cor
ner of those boxes lieth a gift for
Hetty's eyes sparkled with pleased
"'Tis not a ribbon, Margaret?" she
asked eagerly. "The thought occurred
to me once to write an' ask thee to
bring me a pink one. Kay It's a rib
bon, Margaret," she entreated.
"Forsooth, 'tis better than a paltry
pink ribbon, little Hetty. Come and
see. Bui of many rlbl>ons thou canst
have thy choice."
The room overhead was filled with
open boxes. Thrown over the big four
posted lied were gowns of gorgeous
colors, and strewn about were stuffs
and fabrics of the latest weave from
the looms of Purls ribbons, satin
shoes, dainty linens and laces. At the
sight of so much finery Hetty's face
flushed. Sbe drew her breath sharply
and, pausing Just Inside the doorway,
clasped her hands together In an ec
stasjc of admiration tuid delight.
"Au* thou didst bring all this from
Paris, Margaret?" she asked at last.
"All from Paris, the fairest city in
the world, Hetty."
"Ob, I would go there!" the girl cried
earnestly. "Doth every maid wear
clot lies like yonder on the lied?"
She approached and, slipping her
blind under a ruffle of fine silk, raised
It tenderly, almost reverently.
"Nay, not all, simple Hetty. Hut the
fuablons there are excellent, and tine
dressing doth rule paramount. My
good \nnt June was heedful that I
brought the latest patterns with me
lest 1 should grow old fashioned Iu this
country place. And, forsooth," Mar
j-aret added gayly, "I have n love of
dre.i on mine own account."
Iletty, who had been observing her
< itiislnN loose morning dress with curi
ous Interest, suddenly drew buck, uu
expri - don of surprise and feur spread
Insc over her features.
"Margaret! Thou weurest a cross!"
be i vlalmed, with pule lips. "Hast
turned papist, cousin?"
Margnret smiled faintly.
N i.v, Hetty, think not so, and take
Hurt look of horror from thy face. This
• iiiiilem" lifting the cross lu her haud
.iii.l regarding It uffectlouutoly—"ls but
the parting gift of my frleud, Hulda
Manilla" who whs so Who*' 1
No. 18.
t ,tul was so fair that Ood took her to
Hetty continued to regard the cross
with looks of aversion and dislike.
• Take it off, dear Margaret," she en
treated. "Such papist signs will be a
curse to thee! . Cousin, 'tis near to idol
Margaret sheok her head reprovingly.
•• Tis thine education doth make thee
think these things, Puritan Hetty.
Why, cousin, the day before she passed
away to heaven my Hulda with weak
hands clas(>ed this chain about my
neck, asking nie to wear it for all time
iu memory of our true friendship.
This did I promise her that I would do.
A curse?" she repeated reproachfully.
, "Nay, cousin, from one so near to
heaven more like 'twill prove a bless
: ing"
For a moment Margaret was silent.
, Then she added, "So recent hath been
my bereavement and within such a
| short time have these hands wiped
: the tears from the anguished mother's
eyes that the subject pains me."
Then she turned away suddenly, as If
to end the matter, walked to the bed
and, lifting a dress of sheerest linen
from the white counterpane, cut In tho
latest fashion, with the skirt made full
with countless lace trimmed ruffles to
the waist, the bodice low at the neck
and sleeveless, gayly bedecked with
knots and streamers of aiure ribbon,
said, "Wouldst like this for thy wed
ding frock, dear Hetty?"
The girl turned red, then white. Tears
of pleasure filled her eyes. She could
not speak.
"Throw off that grim black dress
that doth enshroud thee," Margaret
cried gayly, "and let us see the effect
of a French frock on thy pretty figure.
First 1 shall comb thy hair high on thy
head and put a bunch of feathers at
the top. I wot the style will become
thee, Hetty, as thou'rt not tall. Me
thlnks thou'lt see a vast improvement
in thy looks."
After much brushing and combing,
twisting and turning, happy laughter
and flattering comment, the little Puri
tan maid was changed into a fashion
able woman of the world. With her
full white skirts trailing after her, she
paced up and down before the mirror
In an ecstasy of delight, holding her
head high, as if she were a queen and
the bunch of feathers set so high above
It a royal c rown of gold.
Margaret, standing away from her to
see the effect, was amazed at the sight
of her cousin's enhanced beauty.
"I* truth thou'rt pretty, Hetty," ska
said, "an' the frock adds io thee might*
ily. Hadst e'er a lover, cousin?" she
added as an afterthought
The red color in netty'a cheeks grew
deeper, spreading to the roots of her
I hair as she turned away.
"Thou host!" Margaret exclaimed,
laughiug merrily. "I know It by thy
blushes! What long faced wight here
about hath dared to love my Hetty?"
"Who talks of lovers?" asked a stern
Both girls started violently with sur
prise at the unexpected sound, and,
turning, they saw Mistress 'baunstou,
grim aud severe, standing at the
"And, Ilotty Taunston, take off that
| wickeil ku:U lliou hast put on!" she ex
! claimed. "Hath no shame, maid, that
thou doth wear that sinful dress to
show thy uaked breast and arms?
Learn now, so that thou'lt not forget it,
that such wicked vanities are but the
first stepping stones the devil doth lay
downi to pave the way to eternal pun
ishment. Dost wish to burn forever,
thou vain maid?"
" 'Tis Margaret's gift to me from
Paris," Hetty faltered as she began
with nervous haste to undo the fasten
Margaret regarded the older woman
with a glance that expressed both in
dignation and astonishment
"Prithee, good aunt," she remonstrat
ed, "speak not so harshly to poor Het
ty, who Is so young and fair that 'tis
but natural she should take pleasure in
hur beauty."
"Hetty had ever an unseemly desire
for gay clothing." her aunt replied
stiffly, the expression on her face re
maining stern and angry. "Her beset
ting sin and folly' is tvordly vanity; so
It Is my duty as her mother to Bcourgo
It out of her so that she may become a
decorous and decent woman. Marga
ret, my son Joslah awaits thee below in
the withdrawing room. Ho would ren
der to thee thlue accounts, and a fair
and Just steward I trow thou wilt find
he hath been, fair niece."
Mrs. Tlfunston put her rough, toll
worn hand on Margaret's shoulder. "I
advise thee to he«>d Josiali's counsel,
for, although of mine own son I say It,
be Is a godly man of much honor and
, virtue. 'Twere woll for so young a
maid as thou to take his counsel Ifi ull
things pertaining to the management of
thine estate, to learn to rely on his as
sistance, to depend on him, and thine
aunt doth promise thee that thou wilt
find withal profit, freedom from care
and much happiness as a consequence."
"Thank thee, good aunt," Margaret
replied civilly. "As Joslah is below, I
will see him at once, as methlnks so
faithful a steward should not be kept
waiting. When thou hast changed
frocks, Hetty, I will see thee again.
Wilt thou come with me, aunt?"
"Nay, Margaret," she nuswered has
tily, "thou hadst best see thy coutla
, - - l* 1
ffn Ml PfITTTTOH).]
A Teat of Ur*.
Among the Arabs of upper KgJ'pt tho
youth who proposes for a girl must
Mibinlt to a whipping at the hands of
all her male relatives. "And." says a
dry narrator, "If he wishes to be ••of,-
lldered worth having he must recelvy
the chastisemeut. which Is sometimes
exceedingly severe, with an expression
of enjoyment." Not Infrequently 1£ ft
the maiden herself who Imposes the
\est. '■
* [tolled Ills Appetite.
Union (jrabum once asked an epicure
how many oysters he should oat In or
der to create a good apiK'tlte for dinner
and was told to eat away until he be
came hungry. The baron, who never
saw a Joke, ate ten dozen and thflp
plaintively remarked, "Ton my word,
1 don't think I am as hungry as when
I began."
Candor. m
"<Jood gracious!" exclaimed the mtyt
sauce. "I should thh|k you'd be ashaijj
ed to masquerade as 'spring lamb.' "
"Weil," replied the roast. "It does
make Hie feel rather sheepish. Cath
olic Standard ami Times.
(olntd In Ilrdlnm.
The phrase "to sliani Abraham" ws*
coined In Bedlam, or Bethlehem hospi
tal, where there was at ono time Jin
Abraham ward, the Inmates of whlph
upon certain days were permlttiHl to
go out as licensed beggars on
of the hospital. These mendicant Ni
neties were known as "Abraham rtew,*'
and their success In Invoking the pity
of the charitable was suchtfiat tlu»y
had many unlicensed who.
wlhmj discovered, were said "to hntip
•hammed Abraham."