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THE MODERN STORE-
May Muslin Underwear Sale.
Begins Monday May Bth and Continues Ten Days.
Opportunities Seldom Offered.
See Posters for Parliculars.
Musliri Underwear cheaper than the cloth alone.
Graduates' opportunity to be fitted out.
Specials in Lace Curtains, Portieres, Draperies.
I Bargains in Uuderwear, Hosiery, Dress Goods.
Splendid offerings, Wash Waists, White Goods, Laces.
The finest Millinery for less prices.
Agents for Ladies' Home Journal Patterns.
COME TO THIS GREAT SALE.
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The Best Ever Offered.
From the Cloth Maker to the Wearer
Men's Suits at a Saving of $5.00
and even more.
Lot 3393 Black Dressy Suit (Thibet Cloth)
Sale Price $7.50 worth 14.00
Lot 3391 Fancy Worsted (very neat)
Sale Price $7.50 worth 12.00
Lot 3380 Black Clay for dress wear (all wool worsted)
Sale Price $7.00 worth 12.00
Lot 3435 Fancy Scotch mixed (all wool)
Sale Price $6.00 worth 10.00
Lot 3363 Scotch Tweed (all wool)
Sale Price $5.50 worth 9.00
Lot 3444 Black Cheviot (all wool)
Sale Price $5.00 worth $8.50
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§Martincourt & Thorn, Ltd. |
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from the amount of business we are doing this spring it looks as If we a
W would have trouble supplying the demand, we have already received car v
0 load after car load of Buggies and Wagons, but they are going very- fist.
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0 We are headquarters for the Kramer Wagon. o
Is a beautiful bay
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[| Blckel's Footwear. |
M A Grand Display of Fine Footwear in r
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Jyal Wc are showing many 5
f| /|B wia pretty styles in Lr.dies' Fine
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> JUre t0 * nteies - ou
i K Big bargains ia Misses' p
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11 correal in stjlw and to demand of the
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I \ Mji|j|| a shades and colors.
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UUJ fflSs 142 N.Alain St., Butler,Pa
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Catalogue a.nd circulars mailed on application. MAY ENTER AN\ Tl\'E.
Fall term opens Sept. 4, 1905.
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BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, MAY 11, 1905.
j'The~Witch of j
1 Cragenstone |
JS By ANITA CLAY MUNOZ, fj|
jix Author of "In Love ind Truth" S'-'w
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ABOUT twelve miles or so down the
rough and stony mountain
road below the village of Crag
enstone two men on horseback
were slowly ascending a steep defile.
The former, having the face of an Eng
lishman, but dressed in the extrava
gant fashion of the French nobleman
of that period, looked about him dis
"By St. i'eter of the Fetters," he ex
claimed impatiently, "a more toilsome
Journey, worse roads or harder riding
it hsth never been my fate to experi
ence: Gaston," turning to the man who
rod* after him, "what said that sour
visaged callant we encountered just
below about the road to Cragenstone?"
"Hang me for a witch if I could un
lerstand a word of his mumbling," the
man replied. "Such suspicious looks
he cast at us, as though we were high
waymen who would take his purse or
run him through, roused my ire, Sir
Godfrey. Certes, but I was tempted to
slap his sour face!"
'Teace, Gaston!" Sir Godfrey La Fa
blenne, who had been looking intently
at something in the distance, threw up
his head with an air of pleasure. ' Sure
ly that rough structure of logs above
our heads on the rocks is a dwelling
house. Methlnks I see signs of human
Spurring his horse into a gallop, he
rode rapidiy up the steep Incline, halt
ing abruptly when he reached the top
to gaze about him.
"Quickly, Gaston!" he called cheer
fully to his servant, who was following
at a slower rate of speed. "At last
we're reached a stretch of open coun
try; also the two roads"—pointing
ahead with his whip—"that yonder
churlish fellow we encountered just be
low did mention. As we could not
get his meaning, Gaston, perchance
'twould be better to make inquiries be
fore we venture further, for, by heav
en, I can think of no worse calamity
than to go wrong on the rocky roads of
this mountain wilderness. Follow slow
ly, Gaston, wbiie I ride thither to ask
our way of the people at the house."
The Intense silence surrounding the
lonely, desolate looking cabin was bro
ken by the noisy clattering of a horse's
hoofs as La Fabienne rode up to the
door and knocked upon it loudly with
the handle of his whip. For a moment
there was no response; then a light
footfall was heard, and a voice asked
timidly, "Who knocks?"
"A traveler that would but ask his
way to the village of Cragenstone,"
La Fabienne called in reply. "Open
At his bidding the door was pushed
out an inch or two, and a girl not
more than teu years of age peered
through the opening. At the unexpect
ed sight of the nobleman In his rich
and handsome dress astride the gayly
caparisoned horse before her door the
mountain bred child was startled out
of all composure. Gasping for breath,
her mouth fell open and her eyas fair
ly protruded with awe and astonish
"A greeting, good maid," La Fabi
enne said, lifting his plumed hat and
bowing. "Canst tell me on which of
these two roads the village of Cragen
stone doth lay?"
"Thou—thou canst go right on," the
girl stammered (q great confusion.
"The—the other road leads to Stern
He thanked her with great civility
and, beckoning to his attendant to fol
low, La Fabienne rode on rapidly.
" 'Tis passing strange," he reflected,
"how the impression was fixed in my
mind that Cragenstone lay on the other
road. Damme, 'twere well I asked the
maid or 'twould have been tomorrow
ere I would see Margaret. As 'tis, I
shall see her soon, mayhap before dark
ness falls, and, by my troth, one glance
from her bright eyes will cause me to
forget the perils and fatigues of this
With a sudden bright smile of hap
piness illuminating his countenance he
looked over his shoulder to see his fol-
greeting. good maid.''
lower riding slowly, the rein loose in
his hand and his head falling forward
on his breast in a most dejected man
ner. La Fabienne laughed lightly.
"Parbleu, Gaston; take courage!" he
cried in gay tones. "Surely after this
good news of Cragenstone so close at
kand our hearts are light and we can
ride perforce with better speed."
"Aye," the man grumbled under his
breath, " 'tis easy to have a light heart
when thou dost carry a full purse, also
the knowledge that at the end of this
tedious mountain climbing thou hast
for a reward the embraces of thy mis
tress, but with a man's throat athlrst,
having had naught but unwholesome
water since breakfast, and a stomach
groaning for bread and meat 'tis not so
Just then some raindrops failing were
swept Into his face by the wind that
had risen with sudden fnry.
"Rain, more discomfort!" he exclaim
ed in great vexation. "Methought
those low black clouds had a look of
evil portent. By the memory of my
mother I do swear It," he continued
angrily, "that not for sums of gold,
not in obedience to the commands of
twenty La Fablennea, would I leave
Paris again to journey forth to any
mountain village in this accurst coun
Finding that his master was gaining
on him, Gaston gave his horse the
spurs and so suddenly that the star
tled animal fairly leaped into the air,
then, running wildly, disappeared with
Its rider over the top of a sharp de
At about this hour in Cra;;anstone,
when the heavy mist lay thick an 1
white over tii." lUKldoAg, anJ ti:i! hou JS
and trees were but in ii.itinjtly deliued
in the cloudy atmosphere, young Slu.au
Kempster, his round face beaming
with an expectant look of happiness,
ca:o<» across a meadow near the Tnun
stoi. farmhouse. ouddeuly the sweet
notei of a woman's voice caroling
' gayly fell on his ears. liaising his
i head, he listened, then with a quick
; motion vaulted lightly over the stile
| and almost over Mistress Iletty Tauu-
I ston, who at that instant i_-;i-sed in his
direction from behind a clump of trees
with a pail of fresh milk In each hand.
'"Thou stupid Simon!" she cried out,
greatly vexed. "With thy awkward,
lumbering ways thou'rt enough to
frighten one into a it! See, now, all
the good rcilk spilled upon the ground,
and three cows gone dry since yester
morn! An' look, my clean frock is all
bespattered! Ah, lackaday, 'tie well
for me my mother is from home, since
I would never hear the end o' her dis
ICenipster, greatly abashed, turned
from white to red and back to white
again, shifting on his feet uneasily.
"Forgive me, gentle mistress," he
said contritely. "Thou didst come so
lightly, like a little gray shadow of the
mist, that I was upon thee ere I saw
"Today 'a gray shadow 1 and t'other
eve *as sweet and wholesome as a
fresh new cheese,' " she replied petu
lantly. "I like not tlay comparisons,
In silence he picked up the half
emptied palls that she bad set upon the
ground, and they started down the long
lane that led to the Taunston farm
"Whatever I say or do, I ne'er can
please thee, Hetty," he observed re
proachfully as they walked along.
" 'Tis one day that my ways are
clumsy and t'other that my words are
coarse. What can I I'O or say that
would win thine approval? For my
happiness doth depend on thy smiles
and fsvor, Hetty."
"Thou'rt happy only when thou'rt on
thy farm among thy cows and chick
ens," the maid retorted, although the
rod in her cheeks had deepened at his
earnest words. "Forsooth, thou canst
see beauty in naught else but thy but
ter, thy eheosea or the last new calf
or lamb that doth bleat about thy
dooryard. What room hath thou In
thy mind for thoughts o' pleasing a
silly maid?" she concluded, with a
pert toss of her head.
"1 have room la my mi-id «««1 In my
j heart for thee, sweet Hetty," he re
plied soberly, "and I would be happier
; could I please thee better."
j They were startled by the patter of
I great drops of rain, and the wind, ris
ing with a loud howl, caught up Het
ty's light skirts and tossed her soft
hair roughly over her face. Without
stopping for more reproaches or ex
planations, they made what haste they
could toward the house, reaching the
long shed that projected from over the
door of the dairy Just in time to es
cape a drenching. At that moment
Josiah Taunston, astride his horse and
enveloped In a black storm cape, com
ing around the corner from the barn,
caught sight of them.
"Good even, Simon Kempster." He
spoke without smiling, in the stern
manner habitual to him. "Hetty, I go
HOW to fetch our mother, who sent me
word by Brother Sparrow that the
Lord In his wisdom had seen fit to take
good Mistress Ilaggott, whom our
mother hntli been nursing for the last
few days, and she would fain return
before the heavy storm sets lu thr.t
"Hadst not better eat before thou
I goest, Jo3iah?"
| "Nay, I'll not wait," he replied. "The
! storm Is upon us now. Happen I'll
take a snatch at Haggott's. We will
ride in late. Keep a good watch on the
j Urging forward his burse, be ro'Je
rapidly away, and as the last sounds
of hoofs pounding the ground passed
beyond their hearing Simon turned to
Hetty with a persuasive smile on his
"As night doth approach an' the
storm will be a rough one, with noi
some higli winds," he said, "methinks
'twould be fearsome for thee to
Hetty appeared to deliberate the
"Happen thou had better stay
awhile," she said, with affected indif
ference, "but I warn thee if thou doth
prate of nothing but thy farmyard
wonders, thy churnlngs and thy chick
ens I shall send thee on thy way most
Then as she saw his happy face
lengthen with soberness and a look
of distress come Into his eyes that told
her that he could not understand what
he lacked in bis efforts to please her
she added more kindly, "But, prithee,
enter Simon, an' In passing do me the
favor to bring in the milk."
He lifted the pails with alacrity, and
Hetty, taking them from him, proceed-
I od to pour the frothy liquid into the
j pans that lay In rows on the well
j scrubbed table, her campanlon stand
( ing silently at her side admiring wist
fully the graceful turn of the small
| white wrists.
Having finished her task, the young
lifted her eyes to Kempster's
face, with roguish raillery in their
' bright glance.
j "There," she exclaimed, "In my de-
I sire to fill the pans quickly I did for
get to thank thee for carrying the milk.
Forsooth good Simon, lay such bad
manners to thoughtlessness rather than
an intent on my part to slight thee."
i "Hetty"- few stepped closer and caught
I her hand In his—"at times when thy
i words sound trifling and thy manner
! seemetb hard and cold is't because thou
dost not heed, that thou'rt only a bit
j thoughtless, or dost thou really feel
; the aversion ofttlmes thy words and
■ manner do express?"
i She let her roguish glance turn into
a kindly oue and allowed her hand to
1 remain in his as she answered softly:
| "Some apples, Simon, that are tart to
the taste are sound at the core. Thou
farmer, must I teach thee that? And
for my words and ways, they are part
of me that, added all together, make
She turned away her head, sighing
gjessed his hand. "Who doth Uke me,"
she continued pousively, "p.-rforie must
like them aUo, for so ha' we been
one naught now could separate ut»."
billion, putting his disengaged hand
under btr chin, lifted her face to his.
"God knows I like tbee, Hetty," he
said soberly, "an' thy words, hard or
tender, so glad 1 am to bear them, fall
on my heart gently, like the rain on
the newly sown seed."
Matters having grown too serious for
the trifling little maid, she drew away
hastily, exclaiming, with a light laugh:
"Thy farmyard comparisons again, Si
mon! Now, farsooth, my words are
like rain falling on thy crops!"
It was several heurs later when Mis
tress Taunston on horseback, seated on
a pillion behind her son, rode into the
farmyard. The storm had continued
to grow heavier, and the rain was now
falling In torrents. Despite the heavy
cloaks they wore, the riders were
drenched to the skin as a man, one of
the farm hands, rubbing his eyes as if
Just roused from sleeping, opened the
barn door for them to enter.
"Light the candle, Jacob, and I will
hold it while thy master doth put up
his horse." Mrs. Taunston ordered from
her high position. "There, that is well.
Now help me to alight."
When on the ground she lifted the
light and, following Josiah. who was
leading the horse to its stall, paused a
moment to dismiss the man.
•'Thou canst go now, Jacob, to thy
bed. I would have a word in private
with thy master."
Taunston paused in the act of lifting
a measure of oats to regard his mother
with surprise, thinking something of
unusual Importance must haT» happen
ed that she made so much ado about It.
In her storm beaten, mud besmirch
ed garments, holding the flaming can
dle above her head, she approached
nearer, saying. "As brother Camett
rode with us, Josiah, I had no chance
to speak with thee."
He nodded a rough assent, and she,
lowering her voice to a whisper, said,
"My son, we spoke the other night of
certain rumors current that thy cousin
Margaret had left a lover in France
that wast coming here anon to claim
her hand in marriage."
Joslali's heart grew cold within him.
"I heard the idle gossip," he replied
hoarsely, "but gave the rumor no cre
dence, as my cousin in our frequent
meetings hath made no mention of
such a man. Why detain me here at
this late hour, when I am already chill
ed to the marrow, to fash me with such
i 'asaut gossip? Margaret is so
young, her aunt so strict, I much mis
doubt me that she e'er hath had much
converse with men, much less already a
lover plighted and betrothed. Let's to
the house. 'Tis a fitter place for con
verse. if thou hast aught to say, than
this foul horse stall, with the wind
blowing the flame of thy candle Into
He moved impatiently toward the
doorway, but his mother sprang before
him. laying a strong detaining hand on
"Hist! Hetty waits within and must
not hear," she said in an impressivo
voice. "Josiah, methlnks I saw your
cousin Margaret's lover ride by good
Brother Haggott's door late this after
"Hal" Josiah exclaimed, sharply.
"Wliy dost ibou tliiuk so? What man
ner of man didst see?"
The two tall figures standing close
together In the dark barn under a
hanging loft of hay, with the splutter
ing candle throwing out faint, uncer
tain streaks of light, presented a weird
picture. Suddenly the horse whinnied.
"Three hours after noon I closed
Mary Haggott's eyes in death." She
commenced her narrative slowly as one
who knew that what she had to say
would command attention. "And not
an hour later, when I was still busying
myself about the chamber of the dead,
I heard sounds of horses' feet and the
voices of men. Looking through the
lattice, I espied a cavalier richly dress
ed and mounted, followed by a serv
ant. They had reached the fork in
the roadway Just below Haggott's and,
having pulled rein, there waited, unde
cided which road to pursue. With
great interest I was still gazing from
behind my place of concealment with
wonder at the unusual appearance in
these parts of a traveler so fashion
ably attired when with quick decision
the knight rode up to the door and
knocked upon it loudly. Little Abigail
Haggott, who waited below, answered
"Which road to Crugenstone?" he
"A feeling like the sharp prod of a
knife went to my heart. I knew at
once that such a man as that—evi
dently a French noblomau or courtier
sought not the village of Cragenstone
unless lie were In quest of thy cousin
Margaret. Not one of the plain people
that bide about here, forsooth, was the
magnet that was drawing that man s>
toilsomely up our ixjugii hiiln. So I
listened to their further converse with
hated breath. Abigail, almost stunned
with the shock and fear of her moth
er's death and surprised at the sadden
appearance of such a man at the door,
in her confusion and nervous fear in
structed him to keep right on."
"Which road?" almost shrieked
"The rocky, hilly, torturous ascent,
with deep ravines, abounding in tur
bulent streams and containing preci
pices sharp and sudden, wherewith to
menace and endanger lives of unwary
strangers—that road he took—tiie one
that doth lead to Sterndorf," she an
nounced, with a grim calmness that did
not conceal the uote of triumph in her
"At first when I did hear the timid
Abigail give tho wrong direction and
I saw the men ride gayly forward me
thought to call them back, for may
"An thou hadst," Josiah interrupted
harshly, his face blanched with excite
ment, "I had ne'er forgiven thee!
'Twas a good hour when the maid met
him at the door and missent the world
For a moment he stood there deep
in thought; then he added: "In truth
'tis a lonely road, and I much doubt
that they will meet a traveler to give
them other instruction. The Skollvent
stream is greatly swollen. In their
eagerness to reach what they think la
Crageustone they will make desperate
efforts to ford it, and, once over, de
layed in Sterndorf by this storm, that
will raise the water to twice its height,"
be cried triumphantly, "no humau be
ing can return across that stream in
less than seven days. Tray for a con
tinual, steady downpour of this rain,
good mother, and heaven give me skill
to make the most of my time! Once
her faithful promise given, Margaret is
mine! And every ambitious wooer that
cometh here after that may ride away
down the mountain to seek a mate in
He appoared greatly elated.
"But yestermorn, n'otber, 1 was with
my cousin for two hours, and me
thought her manner was less high and
gold and that she did not regard me
'■Josl 'V his iuoth.T admonished him
wiili tiinu luual Larioc^iifvi,
t- rvvv.sittte to thy liiblo aai to
not iby iiiayorn, for uiethiuks the di
vine hand of tIM I.ord la in this uad
doth direct our guidance. Hast thought
of lbo awful put of moas'os in Steni
dorf that gjod Brother Sparrow brought
us iicwi of la*t Saturday e'en? Scares
man or child In the village hut Is
stricken. He said It was a fell disorder
that attacked oue suddenly with high
fever uud frightful pains iu back and
head, stating further that some were
blinded for several days!"
"Said he so?"
The re.l light from the dripping can
die Illumined .Tosiah's face, showing
the exultant expression iu his eyes.
"And well good Brother Sparrow
knows, for hi* daughter dwelleth
there. Mother, thou hast brought bet
ter tidings than I at first anticipated.
And now"—with lowered voice—"no
word of this to any other soul."
A sudden blast of wind, a sound of
rain so heavy that it seemed as if a
cloud had burst, and the flickering
flame of the candle was blown out,
leaving them In darkness. With an
Impatient exclamation Josiah drew
forth his tinder box, and. after strik
ing the flint and steel together sav
agely several times without being able
to get a spark, he threw them into the
corner angrily, and, taking his mother's
arm, they groped their way ont of the
barn, splashing across the muddy road
way to the door, which was opened by
the waiting Hetty, who, vexed with
their long delay, greeted them grum
blingly and with many complaints.
[ro B« CONTIXUID.]
The Pomelo of China.
Probably the best all round fruit In
China Is the pomelo. It is grown in
the south central and southern prov
taces and is said to be the original
cltru3 fruit. It resembles the grape
fruit of the United States In size, shape,
color and somewhat in flavor, being
sweeter than grape fruit, with less of
the bitter quality, with flesh more per
fectly separated in the sections and
capable of being pulled apart and sep
arated from ail surrounding sacs or
membranes. The natives cut through
the peel about one-third of the way
from the top, crimping the edge of the
section all the way round the fruit,
then remcrre the flesh, tear the section
apart, replace them In the peel and
serve thus divided and prepared. The
fruit is attractive, refreshing, whole
some and comparatively cheap. Gen
erally speaking, the pomelo seems to be
a cross between a shaddock and a
good orange, but it Is more hardy than
either. It has better keeping qualities
than the orange.
Some Real Giants.
Brewer tells us that "no recorded
height of any giant known has reached
ten feet" If a cubit Is twenty-one
Inches, Goliath of Gath was eleven feet
nine inches in height; if it is eighteen
inches, he was Just the size of the
Arabian giant, Gabara, who was nine
feet nine Inches. Josepbus mentions a
Jew who stood ten feet two. Ivlnto
lechus Rex was fifteen feet six Inches
high, flve feet through the chest to the
spine and ten feet across the shoul
ders. John Middleton was nine feet
three Inches. Ills band was seventeen
inches long and eight and a half broad.
Patrick O'Brien was eight feet seven.
Turner, the naturalist, says he saw in
Brazil a giant twelve feet in height.
But Og, king of Bashan, held the rec
ord. According to tradition, he lived
3,000 years and walked beside the Ark
during tho flood. One of his bones
formed a bridge over a river.
TVe may hear It said of one who is
In low spirits, "he Is In the dumps," or
"he is in the doldrums," but many who
use the latter of these phrases have
caught It up without any knowledge of
its real significance. The region of
calms is n belt which stretches across
the Atlantic and Pacific almost on a
line with the equator. Here meet the
north and south trade winds, and
squalls and heavy rains are frequent,
but the characteristic of this region,
which is known also as the doldrums,
is an oppressive calm. The name now
adays loses much of the significance
attached to it by sailors In the past,
who, if their ships ran into that region,
might whistle in vain for wind, as
their sails bung heavily, and all
seemed to be
Ai idle as a painted ship
Upon a painted ocean.
Wnrdlnar OS Old Axe.
A famous French general when ask
ed how It was that he had such an erect
carriage replied that It was because he
bent over and touched the floor with
his fingers thirty times every day. If
he had acquired rigidity of the spine
so that he could not do that he would
have had with It weak abdominal mus
cles, which result in portal congestion.
This portal congestion Interferes with
stomach digestion and with the action
of the liver. The poison destroying
power of the liver IS lessened, auto In
toxication results, and arteriosclerosis
and old age come on at n much earlier
day. But by keeping the spine flexible
and the abdominal muscles strong and
taut the portal circulation Is kept free,
and old age is held ofT.—Good Health.
The Little Giant.
Colonel Clark E. Carr met Senator
Douglas during the time of the fa
mous Lincoln and Douglas debates
and thus describes him in his book,
"The Illlnl:" "I had never heard so
impressive a voice, so deep and sympa
thetic. He had a sort of confiding way,
as much as to say, 'I am going to tell
you—l feel that I can trust myself to
say to you,' as though you were the
one person In whom he could confide.
He was only five feet four and was
well called "the little giant.' I was as
tonished to find he had so good a fig
Hymns In Theaters.
In South Wales when the people are
pleased with the work of an actor they
have a custom of showing their appre
ciation by singing hymns at the close
of the performance. Henry Irving was
once playing at Swansea when he was
surprised to hear the audience burst
into "Lead, Kindly Light," when he ap
peared before the curtain In response
to a call. At the close of the engnge
nent the great actor was deeply touched
by the singing of "God Be With You
Till We Meet Again," rendered in the
most reverent manner.
Her Mind Made Cp.
"Pn," said Miss Strong, "I wish you
would stay In this evening. Mr. Tar
dey will want to speak to you."
"So he has really proposed at last,
"No," replied the daughter, with an
air of determination, "but he will to
night"—Catholic Standard and Times.
Had Nerve Enoagh.
Nell—He hadn't known mo ten min
utes before he announced that he was
going to kiss ine. Belle—The ideal You
should have had a hatpin to stick him
with. NeU— Oh, he didn't need to b«
The BUmlllah Cmmv.
A little Moslem when she Is four
years four months old goes through
the "name of God," or Biamliiah, cere
mony, which begins her real life. She c
Is dressed in cloth of gold, with a veil
and wreath of flowers, and friends are
Invited to salute the little queen. She
Bits on a gold cushion, which must be
borrowed if she hasn't one, and all the
rest sit on the floor. Then an old m»l
--lah recites very slowly a certain verse
from the Koran, which is also written
In saffron on a silver plate Blbl holds
In her hand. She runs her fingers over
the words and stammers them after
him. "Say It now, Blbl. Be a good
girl, then you shall see your presents."
Soon they all cry: "Shabash! Sbabash!
.Wah! W'ah!" and the ceremony of the
little girl's first lesson la reading, writ
ing and religion Is over. She salaams
mamma, then shows her presents to
her sahelis (girl friends).—Edmund Rus
sell in Everybody's.
EBBllah Prison Pits.
Prison pits were vaults in which
criminals In England were kept at
night, chained together. There was
one at Bristol which was in use as
late at 1815. Down eighteen steps, it
was only seventeen feet in diameter
by nine feet high, and seventeen men
were consigned to it every night Even
more typical was Warwick Jail pit,
which was occupied at least until 1797.
It was an octagonal dungeon twenty
one feet In diameter and almost nine
teen feet underground. In the middle
was a cesspool, and beside it rsn a
stream of water which served the >ris- v
oners for drinking purposes. To this
awful cell forty-two men were con
signed every afternoon at 3:48, to re
main there until after daylight the fol
lowing morning. The Inmates had to
sleep on their sides, and their Jailer
never visited them without guarding
himself with an antidote against sick
Deodand (Latin, Deo dandus, to be
given to God) was formerly in English
law any agent or instrument by which
a person was accidentally killed and
which for that reason was to be given
to God—that is, forfeited to the kinfc to
be applied to pious uses and Its value
distributed in alms by his high almon
Thus a kind of expiation was ar
ranged for such fatal accidents as
might be due to the fall of a ladder,
the toss of a bull or the heavy wheel
of a cart, when the victim was, with
out any fault of his own, deprived of
the last sacraments of the church. The
i right to these deodands, which were
abolished in 1846, was frequently
granted to individuals or annexed to
They are mentioned In "Hudlbras:"
For love should, like a deodand.
Still fall to the owner of the land.
A Story of Tennyson. .
Dante Itossettl used to tell a story of
Tennyson, with whom he was walking
one sultry summer night through High
Holborn. They passed a building bril
liantly lighted up and from which is
sued the sounds of Joyous music.
"What Is that place?" asked the bard.
"It is called," replied Rossettl, "the Hol
born casino." "I should like to look
in," purnneri hnr*V "mill T iilisnld ■
be at once surrounded by a crew of
groundllnge, who would mob and pes
ter and Jostle me." "My dear sir,"
quietly remarked Dante, "if you were
to get on one of the tables, announce
your name and recite three of your
poetic masterpieces Into the bargain
probably not 2 per cent of the audi
ence would have the slightest idea of
who you are."
Three Methods of Derlsloa.
There are very few allusions to
storks in Latin authors, but one of
these is Interesting. The birds have a
curious custom of snapping their bills,
making quite a sharp noise. Young
and old birds, both during and after
the breeding season, constantly do this.
In the writings of Perslus there is a
reference to this habit. "There are,"
he says, "three favorite ways of derid
ing a man—by putting the hands be
side the head like asses' ears, by put
ting out the tongue like a dog» and
snapping the Angers against the palm
of the hand like a stork's bill." The
first two methods of mockery are pi&ln,
but what was the cause of the lasftf—
The Snake's Tonroe.
The snake's tongue proves to be a
most remarkable organ. A student
finds its chief function Is connected
with :i sense of feeling without touch
and may be a finer development of the
sense that enables some people to avoid
striking obstacles in the dark. The
forked tip and the numerous folds be
hind It greatly increase the surface ex
posure. The cells of the epidermis are
Interlaced by a network of extremely
fine nerve fibers, which center in a
deep nerve plexus beneath the epider
mis and extending out Into the folds.
Nothing in nature is absolutely per
manent. Changes are going on slowly,
but steadily, every moment parts of
the earth being elevated above the sea,
parts sinking below it the ocean wear
ing away the coast in one place and
building it out in another, and so on to
"What are you writing, Hawley?*-
"A story. I'm going in for fiction.**
"Really! For a magazine?"
"No, for my tailor. He wants his
money, and I'm telling him I'll send
him a check next week."
ills Dltter Kxperleace.
"Can>'t you swallow even a sugar
"No. You see, the blamed thing
seems to take its coat off before start
ing on Its trip."
Of One Mind.
Self Made Man—l can't see any
sense In wasting so much valnable
time on dead languages. College Stu
dent—Neither can I. Since Wilklns
started In to win the Latin prize he
hasn't been worth a cent in the boat
The Rabbit's Foot.
Rrudder Bones—Do you think hit am
lucky to hnb a rabbit's foot? Brudder
/ones —Dat depends. If de rest ob de
rabbit am hitched on to It an' he am
young an' fat an' tender, I sure do.—
Miss Fluffy—l made quite an Impres
sion at the reception, didn't I? Every
body seemed to be talking about me.
Candid Friend—They talked still more
about yon after you had gone!
•*- Rest and Arrest.
Depositor- Is the cashier in? . Mana
ger—No, sir. He's gone away. £>epos
ltor-Ah, gone for a rest I presume.
Manager (sadly)—No! Hp's gone to
avoid arrest. *" * ""
Nations, like Individuals, live er die,
but civilization cannot perish.—Mazzl- ,