Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 07, 1905, Image 1

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I Handsome Carpets
///, it i ! t No matter how fine »
| TT ( > the furniture may be V
an inexpensive rug or 4
two, looks better than 4
xpense needn't debar you from getting a cheerful,
tractive home. Look these figures over: m
Mattings—Chinese or Japanese designs in mixed
alors, per yard, 18c, 20c, 22c, 25c and 30c.
Carpets of Tapestry —Axminster —Brussels — i
el vet —Ingrain and Rag from 25c up, <
Rugs—9xl2—in Art Ingrains—Grass —Tapestries y
xminsters and Body Brussles at $5.50, SB, $9.50, <
12, sl7, $ lb, $22, $25 and up. >
While looking at our carpet line —see the many <
argains in furniture we are now offering. k
No. 136 North Main St., Butler. v
Flannelettes, Blankets, Comforters at
Money Saving Prices.
First Call on Heavier Underwear.
Lawn Shirt Waists 50c on the Dollar.
New goods are piling in here every day.
New Dress Goods in all the popular weaves and colors.
New Polo Turbans and Children's Hats just in.
Medium-weight Underwear for Women and Men.
Flannelettes, Blankets and Comforters in great abund
ance at little prices.
All our Lawn Shirt Waists on half price table.
Fowwrniafßox 18 I Samples sent on request.
S We wish to announce to the people of Butler County s
< CLEARANCE SALE Is In progress. <
C We are giving the same large discounts as here-to-fore £
/ and we solicit your patronage for the sake of your>
J pocketbook. You know us and know what our sales s
S have done for you in the past. We quote below a few/
) of our big discounts. y
S Men's, boys' and children's suits at the following discounts: 1
c 240 suits at 20 per cent off regular price. 3
/ 390 suits at 25 per cent off reguiar price. S
L 355 suits at 1-3 off jugular price. S
/ 250 suits at 1-2 off regular price. \
) One lot of boys' suits were $1.50 to $4, sale price sl.r
Same discounts on shirts, hats, coats and vests, fancy)
) vests, etc. Top coats at same discounts. Bring thlsl
Sad. with you and compare prices. Yours for bargains, S
j Douthett & Graham.
; <»ooooooooooo<fl>ooooooooofrOQ;
| Mrs. J. E. ZIMMERMAN!:
| ; j
i i A splendid showing of New Fall Garments in Suit De-< >
i > partment. New long coats in separate garments and < >
< > suit effects —New separate skirts—New fall Waistings ; — < >
I Flannelette and fleeced Waistings—New styles in ready < i
to wear hats in Millinery Department. i \
Newest style suits with coats 42 to 50 inches long in the new pray, { \
blues, blacks and brown. Prices ran«e $18.50 to S4O 00.
New Skirts in all new fall weaves—Panamas—men's wear serges—' '
cheviots and broadcloths—in both ladies' and misses' skirts—all lengths \ \
and waist bands—extra size skirts and bands to 30 inches always in stock. ,
Prices fci.9B, $4.48 |4 98, i 5.98 up to *15.00. '
New separate coats, Tourist and Empire effects. Price $lO to $30.00 I >
New Polo, Empire and French sailor effects, for Fall and Winter of i .
1805-0. New wings, ribbons, velvets, feathers and braids at our well
known modest prices. See them. < >
We offer balance of our charming styles in white lawn waists at l
price. White and colored linen suits at 1 price. Balance of our Silk
Jacket Suits, all this seasons styles, at $10.98, former price $25.00 up to i >
i $40.00. Balance of Silk Shirt Waists at i price. ( .
Our entire stock of Wash Goods at J price.
< > See this splendid 86 inch Black Taffeta Silk made specially for us, < >
{ > our name woven on edge, at $125 p«r yard. Unequaled elsewhere at/ (
$1.75, Elegant for suits, coats or waists 1
Mrs. J. E. Zimmerman!
People's I'hooe 188. Butler, Pa. A
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0 Bickel's Fall Footwear. U
pi largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of kf
ij Fine Footwear we Have Ever Shown. T4
Ll CdDA&lfi SHAE& Twentv Fall Styles—Dcngola, Patent- f A
• 1 ovKvqlu utlvtu' fejri and Fine Calf Shoes made in the k V
[& latest up-to date styles. Extrtmely large stock of Mioses' ac«l Chil- & j
dren'a fine shoes in many new and pretty styles for fall. f jg
T A IfICN'C CUAFC Showing all the latest st.\le« in Mens
k Ifltn J jhUtoi p jne shoes, all leathers, anil *<>. IT i
Complete Stock of Boys', Youths' and Lille dents' Fine Shoes.
< Bargains in School Shoes.
High-fat copper-toe phoes for Boys and good water proof School L «
< Shoes for Girls. . B )
stock of Women's Heavy Shoes 111 Kangaroo-calf and Pjjf
' Oil Grain for country wear. kl
| Rubber and Felt Goods. K
j Onr stock of Rubber and Felt Goods is extremly large and WA
' owing to the large orders which we placed we were able to get very
► close prices and are in a position to offer yon the lowest prices for VJ
4 best grades of Felts and Rubber Goods. VM
f An immense business enables us to name the very lowest
< prices for reliable footwear. Pi
When in need of anything in our line give us a call r J
< Repairing Promptly Done. wl
< 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA.
A Sale of Summer Goods Below Cost-
Our July sale was a great success. For August selling we have
slaughtered ull summer goods. We wili carry nothing over to another
season if a sacrifice price will sell it. Cost not considered at this sale.
Come and get goods at your own price.
Wash Goods at Half Price.
We sold stacks of wash goods at the July sale but there are
still some choice goods to be sold now at half price.
10c Lawns now sc.
12jc and 15c Lawns and Dimities now 7c.
18c and 20c Batistes, &c., now 9c.
Fine Ginghams, Seersuckers, Fancy White Goods, Organdies,
&c., at bargain prices
Shirt Waist Clearance. -
A-chance to save one-fourth to one-half Our entire stock of
stylish Shirt Waists now on sale at a fraction of the original
price. Come now and get bargains.
Embroideries and Laces.
Stocks are still too large and must be reduced. From onr
already low prices we now offer one-lourtli oft on all
embroideries and laces.
Sale Prices In All Departments.
Special bargain prices on Silks, Dress Goods, Table Linens,
Crashes, Towels. Sheetings, White Spreads, Lace Curtains,
Belts, Jewelry, &c
L. Stein & Son,
! > '
m # Jfrf MEN
Aif eCdp 11 if Won't buy clothing for the purpose of
4u r/Ai "N II spending money. They desire to get the
\TI I it J// ( \ II best possible results of the money expended.
jjj 1 111 If \ W fffo | It Those who buy custom clothing have a
/ iTi U/Vrf / u right to demand a gt, to have tbeir clothes
All 1| iXy porrect in style and to demand of the
S l\' Pl \ ■ seller to guarantee everything. Come to
,sLY\ 1' /ay';". IS us and there will be nothing lacking. I
fijbr jnj\ have just received a large stock of Spring
nt and Summer suitings in the latest styles,
\ rawWffinr will I shades and colors.
\J«M G. F. .KECK,
SUP '43 N. Main St., Butler,
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| Heme Washers |
•j* Do More Work,
y Better Work,
| With Less Work |
* Tban any other Washer*
® on raarliet ' 1
!g BUTLER, PA, |
Our Grand
Clearance Sale
last month was a big success. The
clothing buying public of Butler saved
themselves many dollars by this sale.
To be candid with you, friends, it was
the sale of all sales. It left us with
some odd lots ot goods, which we wi) 1
sell at our August Grand Clearance Sale.
137 South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
I ■ I
By Willed W&.11 Wheeler
Copyright, 1905, by W. W. Wheeler
B 1 6
"Well, that spoils the evening for
me," observed Strous gloomily, finger
ing a note which said that the grip
would prevent a certain young lady
from attending the opera that night.
"Sorry Gladys is sick. No; confound it
If I am! These eleventh hour excuses
are getting too frequent. I won't stand
for it. I wonder if Elizabeth Miller
will go," he mused, continuing
dressing. "Xo; I'll stay at home
night. What right Las a girl to make
a fellow miserable anyhow? I—come
"And here's your mendin', Mr. How
ard," said the young woman who en
tered. She addressed him according to
a custom in his family before the death
of his parents had driven him into an
apartment house, where be had found
a position for the faithful servant.
"Thank you, MtfVy," said Strong
without pausing in his wrestling bout
with a collar button. "Mary, I have a
couple of extra tickets for the theater
tonight. Can't you get Pat to take
"It's always Pat you're a-teazin* me
about, Mr. Howard, and there ain't a
Pat—not for me. I ain't pretty enough,
and, then, I'm thirty-five. Sure, it's
many a year since I've seen a theater.
All our money goes to the doctor. I'd
have to go alone."
"Xo, Mary; you must not be neglect
ed in that fashion," he said, turning
abruptly from the mirror. "Let me be
Pat tonight"
"Oh, Mr. Howard, I couldn't—it
wouldn't—no, sir. Oh, Mr. Howard,
it's Jokiu' yon are, after all," she ex
claimed as a smile spread over his
"Xo, Mary, I never was more serious
in my life. I am going to give you,
Mary McGinnls, the best time of your
life. Put on your best bonnet and be
ready by a quarter to 8. You live at"—
"On Third avenue, 2736, back, three
flights up. But, Mr. Howard"—
"Xo excuses, Mary. Xow goodby, or
we'll both be late."
Throughout dinner at the club that
night Strong's face repeatedly relaxed
at the oddity of his experiment. Its
unconventionality did not worry him,
for the wealth and social position of
the Strongs put him beyond the sting
of criticism.
"Opera tonight, Strong?" drawled
young Castlewood, whom he particu
larly disliked, dropping into a vacant
"Xo; had planned to surprise Gladys
Hastings with that new-play—Man
ton's—for a change, but she's sick.
"Well, you needn't waste any time
asking Elizabeth Miller," laughed Cas
tlewood, "for I'm going to take her
"Oh, don't worry," replied Strong,
"Xo offense, old man; knew you were
inclined in that direction, though be
tween two fires at present. But, by
the way," he added, aiming a parting
thrust, "I hear that Count de Mlgny
arrived here today en route for San
Francisco. Guess you've beard Gladys
speak of him. Keep your eye on him.
He's a clever chap."
"Smooth might better describe him.
I know absolutely that he's bogus,"
replied Strong.
"Oh, have it your way," drawled
Castlewood, departing. Strong was be
tween two fires, and, knowing it, re
sented all the more these Insinuations.
Which disturbed him more, the
thought of Castlewood's recent marked
attention to Elizabeth or the arrival of
the count, he could not determine.
At first Mary was ill at ease that
night with Strong, the luxurious car
riage, his evening dress and polished
tpanncrs being strange to her, but his
geniality soon put her nt ease. On the
way he stopped at a florist's.
"These violets are for you, Mary,
and the roses for another nice young
lady who is ill," he explained.
"Thanks, Mr. Howard, and It's the
lady with tljf beautiful eyes that is
sick? Oh, I am so sorry!" she ex
"Yes, she has beautiful eyes, Mary,
but where did you see her?"
"At the tea you gave in your apart
ments last year. She thinks every
thing of you, Mr. Howard. I could see
that plain, and If she grows up to be
as fine looking as her mother, why,
"But her mother was not there," he
said, coming to her rescue.
"Oh, yes, she kept saying Elizabeth
this and Elizabeth that. She"—
"But I'm not talking about Eliza
beth. These flowers are for Miss Hast
ings, the girl with the heavy auburn
hair," replied Strong, amused.
"Oh, I remember her," she said dis
appointedly. "I'm so sorry. I thought
It was—l mean—oh, I don't know what
I mean. I'm an old goose, Mr. How
ard," she finally exclaimed, much dis
They were now at tlie Hastlngses,
/here Strong bad ordered the coach
man to stop.
"How Is Miss Hastings?" Strong in
quired at the door.
"Why—why— Oh, she's better," re
plied the well drilled man, recovering
himself. Strong left the flowers and
returned to tho carriage with strange
Strong did not heed the many won
dering glances his friends cast in his
direction that *lght, for he was doing
his best to make It a red letter occa
sion for Marv. Moreover he was hav
ing a heart to heart talk with nlmseii.
In which two young women prominent
ly figured. What Mary said and did
in a situation new to her Is another
story, but when it was over she sighed
as if waking from c. beautiful dream.
"Hello, Strong! Got her, after all, I
see," came to his ears as they were
entering the foyer. Turning, he saw
Castlewood with Elizabeth Miller.
"How are you, Elizabeth?" he in
quired. "Miss Miller, let me present
Miss McGinnis, and Mr. Castlewood—
Miss McGlnnis." Castlewood, gazing
In wouder, forgot to bow, but Eliza
beth greeted Mary cordially. It was
a friend of Strong. That was suffi
cient for her. Soon they passed on.
"Oh, Mr. Howard! That's the girl
with the beautiful eyes," exclaimed
Mary. "Ain't she handsome though!
And you don't care—you"—
"I have not said I didn't care,
Mary," he said simply, but earnestly.
"And, oh, Mr. Howard, there Is the
girl with the auburn hair, too!" she In
terrupted. "Why, I thought she was
the sick one."
"Gladys Hastings," involuntarily
came to his lips as he followed Mary's
gaze. In a moment he was opposite
her and their eyes had met.
"Oh, Howard—l—l—l thought w»~I
thought you were going to the opera'"
she exclaimed in confusion. "You see,
the count came, and 1 was so much
better I couldn't disappoint him, as he
is here in New York only for one even
ing. But, pardon—let me present Mr.
Strong—Count de Mlgny." Aud then
her eyes wandered haughtily to Mary.
"And let me introduce the Duchess
of Kilkenny—Miss Hastings and Count
de Migny," said Strong gravely, though
smiling inwardly. The count's French
manners brought forth a low bow,
while Gladys scarcely nodded.
"And wasn't that the girl?" asked the
mystified Mary when they were in the
"Yes," Strong replied, but he was
gileut for a long time.
"She was so uppish to me," Mary
finally ventured, "while Miss Miller
treated me as if I was a real lady."
"And you are, Mary—a thousand
times the lady that some one thinks
she is," he said seriously.
"But why did you call me duchess?"
"That was a little Joke on the bogus
count," he replied, his face relaxing.
"That will make both of them think a
bit. But here we arc at your home.
And you say your father is too ill to
work, and you support tho family?
Well, you are a noble girl, and I don't
half appreciate the way you look after
me and my apartments," he said as he
assisted her from the carriage and
slipped a fifty dollar bill into her
"Thanks, Mr. Howard," she said
gratefully, thinking It was her monthly
tip of $5. "This will help father a
lot. Mr. Howard, you've given me the
best time I ever had. I"
"Tut, tut, Mary. It's been a selfish
pleasure for me, I fear. I took you as
an experiment, and a lucky one it's
proved. You have helped to open my
eyes to the true woman—the woman of
my heart. I can never forget that
Good night."
No Opening For Him.
"Morning! Gov'nor in?" inquired a
confident looking stranger of a young
man who was weighing sugar in a
thriving village grocery store.
"Yes, sir."
"Um-m! Advertised for a manager,
I believe?"
"Yes, we have."
"Present manager anywhere about?"
"I'm acting in that capacity at pres
*■ "You are! Well, then, you can give
me a tip as to what kind of a codger
the govn'nor is, anyway. Old?"
"No; about my age."
"What's your trouble with him—eiose
fisted ?"
"Some people think he is."
"That's the trouble with most of 'em,
but trust me to get the worth of my
time ont of him, one way or another,"
with a wink. "Just give him my card,
will you?"
"I'm engaging the new man, if you're
applying for the place," returned the
"You are? Well, now, do yotPthlnk
you could come to an Immediate de
cision if I made it worth your while?"
with another wink and drawing a bill
from his pocket.
"Shouldn't wonder."
"Ah!" chuckled the applicant, flick
ing the greenback across the counter,
"I thought that would fix It When
shall I show up for biz?"
"Why, I don't believe you'd better
show up at all for business here," re
plied the other quietly, pusMng the
money back to Its owner. "You see,
I happen to be the 'governor' myself,
and—l don't believe you're just the
man we're looking for. Good morning,
Short on Words.
Bishop Thirlwall, an English preU
ate, had the greatest possible aver
sion to answering questions. One day
a tailor said to him when he had been
summoned to take the bishop's meas
urements, "What are your lordship's
orders?" "I want a suit of clothes."
"Here is a very nice cloth, my lord."
"Ah!" "And this is likewise a very
good one." "Yes." "Here is another
of excellent quality." "Very." "Which
material will your lordship decide
upon?" "I want a suit of clothes."
iVuil that was all the answer the tailor
could get. When the new gardener
accosted him as he was walking, book
in hand, in the garden to ask, "How
will your lordship have this border
laid out?" there was no answer. "How
will your lordship be pleased to have
this border laid out?" was the next
attempt. Still there was no reply, but
wben the question was repeated for
the third time the answer came, "You
are the gardener, I believe, and I am
the bishop."
Trnlt« of Indiana.
The Indian believes when a man is
so unfortunate as to lose an eye he is
entitled to two wives, and he generally
gets them.
The wolf has a regular name and is
never mentioned as a wolf, but is ac
credited with having a soul and is con
sidered almost human.
An Indian never goes on a hunt soon
after attending a funeral, knowing that
game will detect his whereabouts read
ily after being at a funeral.
The medicine man always takes
charge of all in camp when on a hunt.
He places his medicines in the ground
with great pomp before building his
campfire. The fire is never removed
while the hunt is in progress.
Knowing that a shot through the
molt of a deer is fatal, the Indian al
ways roasts and eats this part before
he eats his supper after bringing in
the carcass.—Kansas City Journal.
Horna Got tho Silver.
Bobby Burns' associations with Car
lisle were of an active personal char
acter, as there are interesting anec
dotes to prove. It was at Carlisle that
he fell into the company of three farm
ers, and in the course of their conviv
iality the farmers agreed with Burns
to try their hand at versemaking, and
all four deposited half a crown on the
table for the one who wrote the best.
Burns, by the way, on entering the
room was welcomed by the others as
"Johnny Peep." What the farmers
wrote is not known, but the following
was Burns' production, nnd of course
be lifted the "siller:"
I. Johnny Peep,
Saw three fat sheep,
And these three sheep saw me;
Half a crown apiece
Will pay for their fleece.
And so Johnny Peep goes free.
The Shortest Sermon Ever Acted.
As to preaching, arguing and inter
preting Scripture in the pulpit, the ec
centricities of ministers are endless.
We need not have recourse to such sto
ries as that of Lorenzo Dow, who per
formed "the shortest sermon on rec
ord." Ills subject was "Backsliding,"
and what might be called the body of
his sermon consisted in his climbing up
a smooth sapling with great pains and
difllculty and the slidlug down again.
An immense concourse of people had
assembled to hear him, and great was
their astonishment at witnessing this
performance. The only words uttered
were, "Hold on there, Dow; hold on."
Then he slid down again, put" on hla hat
\nd left . j J.
Amid the admiring appiaudits of
nearly 30,000, the seventeenth aeaton
of the Pittsburg Exposition was
launched on Wednesday evening upon
an eight reeks cruise which augurs
more of a voyage of pleasure and in
structiven&as than ever before. The
opening night, visitors thronged
music hail, the main building, machin
ery hall and tha promenade* sur
rounding the immense Point acerage.
open mouthed wonderment expressive
at' every turn, so pleasurable have
the WOO,OOO extra expenditures this
year addad to the always attractive
show at the Junction of the three riv
Damrosch and his Now York Sym
phony orchestra entered spirit and
baart into the opening, and long before
the first selection, an overture from
ftienxi, was gives, music hall was
packed almost to suffffocation to hear
the papular orchestra leader. Even
in the two concerts the ever popular
bandmaster won hundreds of new
friends, and during the poet-artist's
stay of ten days in Pittsburg a varied
•election of musical offerings have
been arranged for the series of con
certs, afternoon and evening. Choice
novelties are to be heard at every
concert and the enthralling encores
of rhythmical strength are always evi
dence of Mr. Dantroech's popularity.
While the hundreds were showing
appreciation of Damr6»ch and his or
chestra, equally as many wore taking
in the interesting views in the other
Motions Of the Immense buildingst
"Pigfctlac the Flames," the spectacu
lar, thrilling and wonderous exhibition
depicting a corp of twenty firemen res
cuing, flgbting and performing heroic
deeds in machinery'hall, attracted and
enthralled hundreds To picture the
work of f nen in the fire show
would req: lumns. Half of the
machinery hu.< is taken up with the
exhibition. A half square of tall build
ings was erected especially for the
show, all sheet Iron covered, picturing
a portion of a busy street scene in
New York. Then cornea the cry of
Are ae the 100 or more pedestrians
are traversing the streets in front of
the immense hotel, near where the
Are originates. Fire engines, drawn
by pranoing horses, hook and ladders,
hose reels are seen in a dash of real
ism emerging from the fire engine
house on the stage. Men, women and
children can be seen at the hotel win
dow* appealing to the firemen to res
cue them. Then the firemen, with
Pompier laddora, are on the scene.
The work of rescue befins. Up, up
the walls of brick the firemen scale.
The inmates are rescued. The Are is
out. The laddies return to their
Never has such a spectacular pro
duction been given before the Pitts
burg public which so appealed to the
hundreds who saw it on the opening
night It is safe to say that but brief
mention will be necessary for the
spectacle from now on. It is one
which will advertise itself.
There waa sfn air of happy joyful
nese about the first night crowd
which seemed to pervade everywhere.
Prom the entrance at fhe main foyer
where the Canadian exhibit has been
placed until the passing of the big Fer
ris wheel ia th<s amusement area, somo
thing interesting appeared at every
moment Thu jCAnartfnn exhibit is a
novelty in itself, and the crowds
Mocked the foyer. On every hand are
seen grain and soil products of every
description, fresh from the Canadian
country. Fruits are on view in the
booths, while the pictures of Cana
dian rural life add to the attractive
ness of the general exhibit.
Crowds centered about the new feat
ures of the seventeenth season's Ex
position. Perhaps the Chamber of
Commerce display In the main build
ing attracted the greatest numbers.
There the body of Pittsburg business
men arranged a display of instructive
data which seemed to please the out
of-town guests immensely. The relief
maps of Greater Pittsburg and the
proposed canal to Erie were centers
of interesting groups from the start
to the finish. The Gallery of Nota
bles of Pittsburg's 200 most prominent
business men also drew large orowds,
while the fish and game exhibit was
most popular. The section of handi
craft designed by the pupils of the
Allegheny vacation school, by the
boys and girls from Morganza and
newsboys of Pittsburg formed three
interesting exhibits which were more
than appreciated by the out-of-town
The theatorlum with its vltagraph,
has lost none of its popularity, and
during the first evening was well
patronised. In the amusement area,
the merry-go-round, roller coaster and
Ferris Wheal, the wheel being the
largest ever built in Pittsburg, were
all gathering places for large and en
thusiastic crowds. The "In and
Around New York" show proved more
than a drawing -card for tho merry
throngs, and as the passengers board
ed the stationary car and took imag
inary trips though the highways and
byways of Gotham, the travel pictures
giving the idea of a flying trip over
the busy streets, many were the ex*
clamations of delight.
Preparations have been made by the
various railroads to carry thousands
of sightseers to the Expositon during
the eight weeks until October 21, the
closing day. Special rates have been
franted of one single fare for the
round trip, plus M cents admission to
the Exposition. These excursions will
be heM three times a week, on
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Satur
days. The big excursion days will be
on Thursdays, beginning September 7.
Half fare for children over five years
and under twelve will be charged.
After Damrosch's engagement, whi<A
euds Saturday night, September 9,
SAUH *III h* Bmo for a week-
I'ndrr Some rircnmiliirta It Secma
a Very Lang Time.
In a murder trial before n western
court tlie prisoner was able to nceount
for the whole of his time except live
minutes on the evening when the crime
was committed. Ills counsel argued
tlij.it it was impossible for him to have
killed-the innu under the circumstances
in so brief a period, aud on that plea
largely based his defense, the other
testimony being strongly against his
When the prosecuting attorney re
plied, he said: "How long a time really
is five minutes? Let us see. Will his
honor command absolute silence in the
courtroom for that space?"
The Judge graciously complied. There
was a clock on tho wall. Every eye in
the courtroom was fixed upon it as the
I>eiidulum ticked off the seconds. There
was a breathless silence.
We all know how time which is
waited for creeps aud halts and at last
does not seem to move at all.
The keen wltted counsel waited until
the tired audience guv a slgU of relief
at the close of the jvrlod, and then
asked quietly :
"C'oulil he not have struck one fatal
blow in all that time?"
The prisoner was fouud guilty, and/
a# _W£s proved afterward, -Jtyyyl
I =o
By Martha McCulloch-WUliams
Copyright, 1405,
by Martha McCulloch-Will jams
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It was rainy within and erithout
Melissa looked through dim eyes at
the streamy window pane 3, the long
slant lines outside. Her aunt Judith
viewed them instead with satisfaction
—they would serve so well to excuse
Melissa's nonappearance at the ceme
tery. Nobody, indeed, would bo there
but the men of the post, the lifers and
drumrpers. and maybe a few fool poli
ticians, intent on catching the Grand
Army vote. Thus thought Aunt Judith
to herself. '
As Miss Hill and later Mrs. Bent
Aunt Judith had not spent fifty odd
years in Carmel town without finding
herself able to forecast rather accu
rately what the townfolk would or
would not do.
Until this season she had been stren
uous In observing Memorial day. Even
yet notwithstanding her quarrel with
tbe Farings and all their tribe, she did
not mean openly to slight the occasion.
She did not mean either that Melissa
should go along, the pet of thinning,
gray bearded ranks, her arms full of
flowers for the quiet green graves.
Melissa wasn't a child any more—go
ing on nineteen and with her head full
of love and marriage.
Neither Melissa nor Aunt Judith had
kith or kin In the cemetery; there had
been no man of their blood to go off to
the fighting. All the same, Melissa had
always saved her choicest blossoms for
one especial mound, Private John
Faring's grave. John Faring Bd, the
private's great-nephew, had seen her
do it, with openly # worshiping eyes.
"He's your Uncle John, too," Johnny
had said, over and over, "because as
soon as we grow up your name will be
Melissa Faring."
When a very young man proposes, his
elders often dispose—otherwise. John
and Melissa had found that out when
Miss Adrienne Day came on the scene.
That was six months back. Miss Day
had a temper and a big nose, but she
also had a fortune in band.
Judge Faring and the madam were
mightily taken with her, as she in re
turn was taken with their son. So
they had set to work to break off that
childish affair between John and Me
lissa. They were not mercenary, only
thriftily ambitious for their one child.
Therefore it seemed to them hard and
cruel the way Mrs. Bent took fire at
their well meant suggestions. Sell
them her house and go away indeed!
She would have them know If there
was any moving done they might do it
themselves. She would have them re
member also a Hill had founded Car
mel; also that the Farings of that time
hadn't amounted to much. But they
were not to think that she was for
hanging on to Johnny Faring. Good
ness knew, Melissa could have better
chances simply for turning over her
hand. She (Mrs. Bent) had felt all
along that with ber looks and her
blood Melissa ought to look higher.
But as to telling the child what to do
well. tlini remained with herself -Still
if Melissa bad any Hill blood in her. It
was mighty unlikely she would go into
a family that didn't make her wel
The inevitable outcome was a break
and a pair of sore hearts. Then fate
took up the running and in cruel kind
ness gave Melissa a fortune—a fortune
twice as big as Miss Adrienne Day
could show. Johnny Faring did not
give up hope until he heard of it. Then
he turned very white, and after a
sleepless night shook the dust of Car
mel from his feet. He could never go
to Melissa and make her hear reason
now that such going would seem
shameless fortune hunting.
As yet the fortune had made little
outward change, except that there
were no more customers coming to the
Bent house, the old Hill homestead.
Aunt Judith bustled about helping the
maid of all work, tbe while keeping
a covert watch upon her niece. After
a little she said, speaking half medi
"Come on up In the garret Melissa.
A rainy day like this always makes
me want to rummage. Besides, I've got
to get out the flags. We'll put one
right on the peak of the porch and the
other over the front door. Of course
nobody'll see 'em. Even this town
won't turn out in face of such a storm,
but I Just can't let the day pass same
as any other. Even if the flags do get
spoiled wo can afford to buy new
"Yes," Melissa said absently, "but—
-1 don't feel like rummaging, Aunt Ju.
I think I'll go write some letters in
stead, if you don't mind."
"H-m! Who to?" Mrs. Bent asked
Melissa smiled wistfully. "I—hard
ly know," she said. "Maybe I shan't
write any—only sit and sew. It's
about ail I can do. I think there will
be no getting out today."
"Tliero won't be. Take care of your
self. Don't mope," Mrs. Bent said,
hustling away.
Melissa went softly to her own room,
fKjned her desk and swiftly wrote
fhree lines. Then she huddled into
her waterproof and stole out very
softly with what she had written
tucked safely in her breast. She crept
through the garden, longing, yet not
daring, to take the best of its bloom,
dnrted through the gate and almost
ran to the cemetery.
On the way she stopped here or
there to pluck roadside blossoms
white clover, folded dandelions, big,
blue, scentless violets. All these she
bound into a knot with a blade of
Crass. It was not a big knot It
would hardly show in the long grass
over a sunny grave.
As she bent at last to lay it on the
grave she thrust into it the note. Then,
without a backward look, she hurried
away. In a little while she was home
again, with her absence undiscovered.
She sat down by the window, but her
eyes were no ianger dim. Instead
they looked out at the rainy world,
bright and full of expectant hope.
John Faring 3d had come home for
Memorial day and in spite of the
storm went out to the cemetery. The
post had come and gone—all the old
fellows in carriages heaped with flow
ers—but somehow the graves did not
look as he remembered them. The
flowers were humped and lumped and
straggly. Private John Faring had
not been forgotten, but his resting
place especially was unlike itself. John
3d knelt down by It. heedless of oozy
turf, and tried with mannish awk
wardness to better Its arrangement.
Thus his eyes ri>st<'il upon the knot of
wild flower ■; and caught the dull gleam
of sodden paper in the midst of them.
Reverently he unfolded the note and
read with blurred vision:
Dear Uncle John—l bring you all I can
yeari Aunt J» qwo» flsjrer#-
No. 35.
and she hates your name. But I love it. |
John Faring is the best name in tba
world. I wish my name might be Faring.
There was no signature. John 3d
| needed none. He bent and kissed the
i knot of flowers, still fresh under' the
pouring rain, then, with an unuttered
prayer, turned about and -went with
long strides toward the Bent house.
Melissa hud called to him. He would
go to her in spite of pride, in spite of
unmanly fear. What if the world did
scoff V lie could endure It a hundred
times over Just to look once again into
her eyes and see happiness. He had
been a coward, no kin at all to the
6oldier sleeping there in peace, to
have let the quarrel of the elders sep
arate him from his sweetheart—his
sweetheart—doubly dear in that she
had shown herself thus brave.
Melissa met him on the porch. The
wet flag bravely strove to flutter In
tlie rainy wind over their heads. For
a minute they stood apart, looking
one at the other. Then John held open
bis arms, saying:
"Darling, I found the letter, and I
am never going to leave you unless
you say I must."
"I say you must stay," Melissa said
under her breath and biding her face
| in his breast
Aactiona In France.
The French mode of conducting auc
tions is rather curious. Tn sales of im
portance, such as of land, .houses, etc.,
the affair Is placed In the hands of a
notary, who for the time being becomes
an auctioneer. The property, what
ever be its nature, is first examined
by competent Judges, who fix upon it
a price, considerably less than its
value, but always sufllcient to pre
vent any ruinous loss by a preconcert
ed plan or combination of bidders. The
property is then offered with the fixed
valuation stated. The auctioneer la
provided with a number of small wax
tapers, each capable of burning about
five minutes. As soon as a bid is
made one of these tapers is placed in
full view of all interested parties and
lighted. If before it expires another
bid is offered, it is immediately extin
guished and a fresh taper placed In
its stead, and so on until one flickers „
and dies out of itself, niij~n
bid becomes irrevocabief*" This simple
plan prevents all contention among
rival bidders and affords a reasonable
time for reflection before making a
higher offer than the one preceding.
By this means, too, the auctioneer is
prevented from exercising undue in
fluence upon the bidders or hastily ac
cepting the bid of a favorite.
A Queen's Blander.
For some time after her marriage
with Napoleon the Empress Marie "\
Louise was extremely ignorant of the
French language. On one occasion,
seeing her husband look vexed over a
letter he had received from the court
of Austria, she inquired of him what
was the matter. "Oh, nothing," replied
Napoleon; "your father is *an old
ganache, that is all." Marie Louise
did not know that this was French for
fool and took the first opportunity of >
asking a courtier what it meant, say
ing that the emperor bad applied the
expression to her father. "It means
some one very learned and wise," a
stammered the unfortunate courtier.
The empress was perfectly satisfied
with this explanation and pleased to
learn n new word. A day or two after
sne received Lain* r
baceres in a crowded salon. Some
question was being warmly discussed
in the circle, and her opinion was
asked. Wishing to be very gracious,
Marie Louise turned to Cambaceres
and said, "We will refer that point
to the archbishop, for we all know he
is the greatest ganache In Paris."
Abldinsr Impressions.
It Is said that by a certain experi
ment you may perceive on the retina
of an ox's eye, some time after death,
the pictures of the objects upon which
it had last looked. If this Is true of
the eye of the ox, what shall we say.
of the soul of man? If on the eye im
pressions are made which abide after
death, what of Impressions made upon
the conscience, the memory and the
/hole retina of the immortal spirit?
Purely these abide after death. Is It
possible ever to erase one? Do not all
impressions, from the first to the last,
through life, madf> In all ways, con
tinue as Immortal as the soul itself?
Surely we undying oues ought to be
enreful upon what objects We look
from which we get Impressions upon
our souls. Tbe Impressions made on
the soul in time will form their own
picture gallery, upon each of which it
will gaze through the boundless ages of
BruaU It, but Do Not Wash It, If Ton
% Want It Perfect.
In the Country Calendar Ileginald F.
Mabew writes: "Even careful feeding
will not give a dog's coat that glow,
which is such a sure sign of health if
he is continually washed with soap and
water. Owners who allow their
to live in the house are forever wash
ing the wretched animal and forever
complain that bis coat is coming out'
The oftener tbe dog is washed and
scrubbed the more will his l(sve
Its trail and the deader and dußter"W.lll
it K>ok. The health and growui o&A
dog's coat depend entirely on a-lura-j
ral oil from the skin. As
dog Is washed so often is the olljVMh-,
ed out and so much more is
structlon of tbe coat. If a dog'Swjre.
brushed every day for min
utes against us well as .with thegrftiu
his coat would not oniy.Jbave
but would cease to distribute
Over the place except fat a very shirt|
time once or twice a year,
this, brushing has a stimulating y
feet on the whole system, help# thft
blood circulation; by this the digestion?
and so the general health." T
MncMnhon'i EpiarrMM*.
When Marshal MacMahoq In Jhe,
Crimean campaign took die
by storm and wrote his celebrated
patch, "J'y suis, J'y rests" ("fittjflj
am; here I stay"), these words,
him famous all over the world Yet.
his friends said that the worthy.soldier
had written them in the moat matter,
of fact manner, with no tnoufht bf
phrase making. The most
person over tho success ot tnli epi
gram was MacMabon himself.
Ancient Jewelrrj
The Jewelry found in on ,expa Vfttlon
near one of the pyramids oTxOid.Mem
phis, Egypt, exhibits'
skill In working gold and precious
stones as now exists, although-the :ar
'tlcles found were made 4,800 years
The figures cut on umethyst and'car;
nellan arc described as exquisite
anatomically correct. The gold Is
fully worked, and preclou3 stone* are
let into it so' as to give the effect of
enameling. (
When an old maid bumps her heed *
against the door in the dark she never
has to worry over the way people will
wonder if her husband did It—B|ltl
tu/irM American • '
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