Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, September 28, 1905, Image 1

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!!' Pleasant Dreams are More Apt
to Come if the Surround- Ej
tags be Pleasant! H
The Sleeping Chamber should be as attractive as m
possible. A third of your life is passed within its 4
We have three-piece oak suits from $25 to $75. m
There is not a common looking set in the lot.
Or perhaps you would like a metal bed. Now M
our assortment of metal beds, enameled and brass, >1
is just as complete as you'll need to seek. 4
From a simple, serviceable, neat looking white
bed at $3.50, the styles go by easy stages to a 4
sumptuous brass bed at SSO to $75.00.
BROWN 8c CO. |
No. 136 North Main St., Butler. M
Present Wants Filled at Minimum Prices.
New Goods Just Opened.
Millinery Opening Dates,
ladles' Home Journal Patterns for October.
Ladies' long sleeve corset cover, medium weight, ft"regularise grade, 25c.
Ladies' medium weight bleached fleeced vests and pants. 3.1 c each.
10 doz. Ladies' fleeced vests, a regular 50c quality, 39c each
Ladies' medium weight fine wool vests, long sleeves, 75c and SI.OO each
Children's fall weight underwear, 13c, 19c. 23c up.
lien's fall underwear. 89c, 30c, 91.00 each *
Fall hosiery for women, children and men, 10c, 13c, 3ffc pair.
New neckwear for ladies and men, specials, at 25c each.
Just arrived and opened -Beautiful new 30 in. silk Chiffon cloth, plain
and figured, colors, white, tight bine, red, reseda,only 50c per yard.
28 in. fancy novelty silk crepe, all colors, 50c per yard. Handsome for
waists and evening dresses. See them.
Pon't Fail to Come to Our Millinery Opening
Next Thursday, Friday and Saturday,
October 4th to 7th,
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FotTOF7ic?Sox M j fcifcil Samples sent on request.
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You can save money by purchasing your piano of
W. R. NEWTON, "The Piano Man."
The expense of running a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum $780.00
Clerk, per annum $317.00
Lights, Heat and incidentals . . . $194.00
Total $1286.00
I have no store and can save you this expense when yon buy of me.
I sell pianos for cash or easy monthly payments I take pianos or organs in
exchange and allow you what tbey are worth to apply on the new instrument.
All pianos folly warranted a. represented
A few of the people I have sold pianos in Butler. A»k them.
Dr. MoCurdy Bricker
Fred Porter"
Fraternal Order Eagles
Epworth League
E. W Bingham
fieo. D. High
W. 3. ItftUfi
J. S Thompson
Joseph Woods
H M. McKee
A. W Root
Miss Eleanor Bnrton
Mrs. Mary L. 81roup
W. C Cnrrv
F. J. Hanck
Miss Era ma Hnghes
AW Mate*
W. R. Williams
Mrs.. R. O. Rumbangh
Chas. E. Herr
I Huselton's s po? 1
H 102 N. Main Street. I
Subscribe for the CITIZEN
Dr. W. P. McElroy
Sterling Club
D F. Reed
Wobdmen of the World
H. A McPberson
Miss Anna McCandless
E. 4. Black
Samuel Woods
Oliver Thompson
John Johnson
R. A. Long well
J Hillgard
J. E. Bowers
C. F. Stepp
W. J. Armstrong
Miles Hilliard
Mrs. to; J fireeii
J. R. Dontbett
E. K. Ricbey
L. 8. Youch
nl#l \Jfrf /VVEIN
Jn} I Won't buy clothing for the purpo6e of
4 11' I spending money. They desire to get the
W I j lf/ j\2 I best possible results of the money expended
iji 1 ! Bur I i Those who bny custom clothing have a
I fii I- /ttHt J right to demand a fit, to have their clothes
I f. A\ correct in style and to demand of the
/til Wjjjg opm seller to guarantee everything. Come to
us and there will be nDthing lacking. I
havejast received a large stock of Fall
A X '■II ami Winter suitings iu the latest styles,
y— A loTjay ifcjjJJl I shades and colors.
j|H j G. F. KECK,
' iii 1 v MERCHANT TAIfcOR,
UJi JHfX 142 N. Main St., Butler, Pa
When a Woman Needs Notions
She usually wants them at once. Our notion counter
i.s filled with the little things that go with dress mak
' ing and repairing. Buttons, tapes, seam bindings,
pins, dress shields, hooks and eyes, needles —all the
countless articles are here for immediate delivery.
Some of these you ought to have at home in advance.
If your stock has run low come in—see how quickly
and willingly we'll meet your demands.
We've kept our eyes open for chances to obtain
the sort of underwear that's going to fit well, feel well
i and wear well—and yet be sold at prices you'll ap
-1 prove. Now, if you'll come in you will see just how
well we've succeeded in finding the very right things
in these important items of woman's and children's
It pays to visit us when you need notions, under
wear, hosiery, gloves, belts, ribbons, corsets, etc.
L. Stein Son,
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| Bickel's Fall Footwear, t
[ Largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of |
> Fine Footwear we Have Ever Shown. <
k &ADA&IS SHOFS. Twent y Fall Styles—Dongola, Patent- \
> PVKWMJ OnWWi kid and Fine Calf Shoes made in the <
i latest up-to-date styles. Extremely large stock of Misses' and Chil- >
I dren'a fine shoes in many new and pretty styles for fall. ,
F n Shoe*' alHeither9! §!f un<l°ftf.* I** 1 ** M
< Complete Stack of Beys', Youth*' sad Utile Qcatt' Pise S(|oe». (
i Bargains In School Shoes. !
w High-cut copper-toe shoes for Boys and good water proof School
r { Shoes for Girls. )
Large stock of Women's Heavy Shoes in Kangaroo-calf and
W Oil Grain for country wear. '
■ Rubber and Felt Goods. '
> >
. Our stock of Rubber and Felt Goods ts extremly large and .
owing to the large orders which we placed we were able to get very '
> close prices and are in a position to offer you the lowest prices for >
A best grades of Felts and Rubber Goods. " .
Y An immense business enables us to name the very lowest
{ prices for reliable footwear. \
When in need of anything in our line give us a call
< Repairing Promptly Done. ►
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( 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA.
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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 of goods, which we will
sell at our August Grand Clearance Sale.
187 South Main Street, Butler, Pa.
MA.fi „ I
5 By Martha <
S McCulloch-Williams |
< Cutf/right, ISKjo. bu Martha McCullocK- >
S William* <
"Humph! I'd as lieve marry a fu
neral arjpVilton Roy," Granny Bunch
said, her short nose in air.
Sunshine laughed aloud. Suushine
was otherwise Anue Trevor, heiress of
Way's End, and Granny Bunch was
Mrs. Richard Lee. Sunshine was tall
and twenty. Granny Bunch was short
and stout, with a fresh, rosy face. The
two were cronies despite the forty
years between them, also despite the
fact that Granny Bunch was bent on
matching Sunshine to her mind.
They lived half a mile apart, and
Sunshine did the visiting for the most
part. She was not yet mistress at
Way's Bud. Her stepmother, Mme.
Trevor, bad a life estate there and
was as austerely tnt*c(Hal as Granny
Bunch wa» bo.pit.ble. She had also a
grudge against Granny in that she,
too. had views as to Anne's proper be
stowal. Granny was all for marrying
Sunablne to her grandson, Richard
Lee 3d, whereas Mme. Trevor held
it little short of her stepdaughter's
Christian duty to take Wilton Roy,
her nephew. He had come with her
to Way's End and lived there. He
was dignified, sober and sensible, ex
actly the husband for such a piece of
quicksilver as Anne. The match would
be in every way ideal. Wilton had only
a modest competence, along with a
capacity for handling a fine fortune.
"flius >lnie, Trevor to her Inmost
self, thus also obscurely, with much
wrapping about of fine phrases, to
Sunshine. She hated bitterly Richard
8d and did not scruple to .ay out
right that he and hi. fat old grand
(pother were rank fortune hunterf, lay
ing traps and pitfalls for Anne's un
wary feet. Anne's usual answer wa«
to mount her horse and gallop away
to her dear Granny Bunch. If Rich
ard 3d happened to be there when
she arrived, why, .o much the better.
He was younger than Sunshine U>'
a whole month and fancied himself
madly In love wlfh her. He had been
pourtlng her since they were fifteen,
with the usual Interludes— college esca
pades and summer flirtations. Sun.
ahine knew all about them, for Granny
Bunch waa Richard Sd's confidant.
"you mustn't mind, honey," she had
Mid to Sunshine. "Indeed, you ought
to be obliged to these other girls—they
are taking out auch a lot of the fool
ishness. By the time Dicky Is through
college he will hare come to know him
self In a measure. Then he'll find
over again what knew In the be
ginning—that there is nobody in all the
like Sunshine."
}t was Dicky's |tory—the talp Qf his
latest pnthrallpient-that had led to
@r«qny Bunch', revliemeot of Wilton
Roy. Sunshine had .aid demurely .he
did not underatand how men could be
so different. Wilton Roy bad told her
he should never make love to any girl
but the one he meant to marry. Avfi
then Granny Bunch had pipliadea. She
hated tb? superfine Wilton.
''.One couldn't very well marry a
funeral—marrying a minister Is about
the nearest thing tq it," Sunshine said
reflectively. Granny Bunch eyed her
narrowly, then broke into a laugh, say
"Honey, you nearly fooled me then.
Honest now—don't you find him
mighty wearing?"
"No{ ntyftyij he has his uses," Sun
shine bald. "He says an undisputed
thing in such a solemn way and after
I have beard him awhile almost any
body else Is refreshingly brilliant—
even Dicky dear."
"Dicky is no ge^l\ja—h# 1 1l never set
$ t>ut he is a man—an
athlete, strong as a mule, gentle as a
lamb," Oranny Bunch retorted.
Hunshlne laughed. "Tell him in your
letter I send him a kiss- f(»r his grand'
mother's spke," she said. "Tell him,
iqo, I have named the pup he sent me
for him, and ask him If he does not
think his namesake deserves a new
"I know he thinks yes. I shall write
him to bring tho collar, nqt send It,"
Orangy Ruuch said, eying Sunshine
lovingly. Sunshine held up her hands,
"What! Take him from his studies
for a whole weekl You mustn't think
of It, Granny! Dicky dear hasn't any
too much scholarship certainly
none tq Jqift,''
"A hang for books and lecture, and
all that fiddle faddle," Grunny said
stoutly. "Tho boy Is not there to cram
his head with such stuff. I only want
the place to mold him aq |t helped to
mold hi. (ath«r and grandfather. If I
thought it could make a prig of him
like—well, somebody I might name—he
should leave tomorrow."
"I see you are au oh.tluate pemou—
likewise qplulonuted, my dear Mrs.
Lee," Sunshine mocked in Mme. Tre
vor's own manner.
The two were laughing so heartily
they did not hear Wilton Roy ride up
to the open ball door and kept chat
ting madly of things they would not
lave had htm hear for a kingdom.
Whether or no he heard, he gave no
slgu when he camo In ten minute,
later. But on the way home and all
through that evening he be*et Sun
.hine to marry him, pressing her until
riie was almost driven in sheer weari
ness to accept,
Wilton waa a good strategist; be did
«0t fall into the two elderly women's
mistake of running down all possible
rivals. Indeed, he Ignored rivalry and
talked of hU love and long deyotlan.
He had hover talked sq well, and tffiM
was U ring in hta voice that Impressed
As If Fato were on his side, the
morning was rainy. The day weurlng
on brought a deluge tbut shut in Way's
End and utterly forbade stirring
abroad. The rain held three duys—a
regular autumn freshet. How Anne
got through them she never under
stood. Wilton pleaded manfully and
Mme. Trevor deliberately left her
alone whenever she ventured Into the
big parlor, the llbrury, the long halls
or the Inclosed back pinr.za. Anne did
not know It, but Wilton had said to
his aunt:
"I have got to clinch things at once.
Mrs. Lee Is teaching Anne to laugh at
me. If I let that happen I am lost. Aa
for tho boy, he don't count."
All through the last day Sunshine
felt a numb fear of herself. She
seemed to be losing volition, to move
and speak automatically. It was only
by a supreme effort of will she kept
to the shelter of her solitude. Wilton
did not call her audibly, but she felt
invisible, Inaudible forces drawing her
to him. To escape them she hung out
of the oi>en wludow, heedless of the
pouring rain. In the dash of it, the
000 l splashing, she found •tr«Bgs to
etffr Bir gftd Iff.
when the Influences began to tug hard
er than ever, she ran away from them,
rushed downstairs, caught up her hat
and mackintosh and stole out to the
They were deserted; groom and
coachman were dozing In the hayloft.
With trembling fingers she flung the
saddle upon Beauty, her pet mare,
loosed Dick from hi. kennel, then
clambered up and dashed away, the
puppy barking madly at Beauty',
heels. The rain still poured, but Sun
shine was bent upon seeking refuge
with Granny Bunch. She rode head
long, bending low over Beauty', neck
and singing. The was roaring,
but she bad no fear of it, nor of the
water when she came to the brook.
She saw it running bank full, turbid
and crested with drift. But Beauty
knew the ford by the landmark trees
on the other side. It should not be
more than breast deep anywhere, al
though the current was swift and
Beauty snorted and pawed as they
went in, but after the third step made
way beautifully. Halfway across Sun
shine flung up her bead, laughing
aloud, saying: "I'm safe, safe! Maybe
I've been bewitched. Indeed, I think
so. But witchcraft and witches can't
cross running water. I'm so happy!
Hsppy as a freed bird."
She heard above the tumbling water
a hoarse shout. In spite of herself she
checked Beauty and listened intently.
It came again. Wilton was crying to
her: "Come back! Back! Come! You
belong to me! Come!"
She sat quivering all through for the
space of a breath, then turned her
horse half about, moving a little up
stream. Beauty was contrary. She
plunged willfully forward, lost her foot
ing, scrambled wildly, then went down,
head over ears, in swimming water.
The ford had a gravel bottom, and the
treacherous current had swept out
great boles in it, leaving a quicksand
in between.
They came up together ten feet off,
the mare snorting and swimming gal
lantly. She had struck what should
have been bottom, but was in truth
holding sand. As she floundered her
self free Sunshine became suddenly
cold. Wilton, she knew, could not
swim a stroke, and before he could
fetch help the water, still rising, would
have made an end of Beauty and her
rider. The mare could swim unUl .he
struck shoal water, but there the
quicksand would hold her. Quickly
the girl slipped out of her oumberlng
rain cloak, flung uway hat and gloves
and resolved to try her slight strength
against the raging stream. Just as she
was slipping down from the saddle
Dicky cried to her from the other bank:
"Down! Go down! I'll meet you—
on the big bending sycamore!"
"Stay where you are!" Wilton shout
ed behind her. "I—l am going for
help!" But before hi* ery had fairly
died flway Beauty's head was down
stream, with Sunshine holding it easily
yet strongly above the racing waves.
It was a hundred yards tQ the big syca
more, leaning far over the wuter, with
a great horny branch almost parallel
with its face.
Dicky scrambled out on the branch,
locked bis legs about it and hung, head
down, to grasp Sun.hine and raise her
high enough to grljp th« big bough.
"Hold tight) I'll have—you—up—ln
-j-a minute!" he panted, writhing up
Once she was safe be kissed her
over aud over, aaylng: "Sunshine!
iiuushlue! Suppose Granny had not
sent for me! I never should have
known real sunshine again."
"Suppose, rather, you had not been a
strong man," Sunshine Mid, hiding
her eyes In ftls breast. Then, with a
guloh revulsion: "Did you bring Dicky
roe collar? If you did you can have
anything you please In return for it."
"Thank you. I have all I want Just
now," Dicky said masterfully, helping
her toward the tree trunk.
An Amrrloan l.«*rna Engllik.
There Is an American In London who
Is rapidly learning English. He used
to ring the bell and call curtly for
"mucilage." Aaalduous and willing at
tendants brought him everything you
can think of froni the "peerage" to
paekets of cigarettes, but oerer the ex
act thing he wanted. At Inst the most
Intelligent of the young men put the
right question and got the answer.
"Oh, yes." he said and brought gum.
In America when you want to stick
things together yon ask for mucilage,
and when you want something to chew
you demand gum; so called, by lim
itation, we presume, because It (a
"stickjaw."—London Chronicle.
I Generates Good Manner*, Good
Morals and Good Moraine,
Every morning is a good uiorning to
one who Is feellug well. There Is no
such thing as bad weather. There aro
ho blue Mondays or gloomy Sundays to
any one who Is living tho right sort of
The good cheer of health, combined
with a pure life, serves to turn every
warning Into a good morning and every
evening Into a good evening.
The best way to wish uny one good
morning or good evening is to set be
fore hlui the example of right living,
for It Is through right living thut good
morning and good evening come.
It Is of no use to say grace over a
badly cooked meal. The grace will not
make it agroe with the stomach. There
is no use to say good morning or good
eveulug unless we do the things that
will make good inornlug and good
evening. It is, Indeed, a good morning
for any one who has done an honest
day's labor at some useful employment
aud has found eight hours of sound and
refreshing sleep. Of course, It Is a good
morning when one does that. There is
one thing that is needed, and that Is to
get right or to become adjusted to na
Wo like the weather when we aro ad
justed to the conditions about us. There
is nothing wrong with the weather.
The blame is with ourselves. Tho
anaemic, nervous woman shudders at
the touch of the spring zephyrs which
would be refreshing and grateful to the
healthy person. The constant fear of
drafts, repeated dread of exposure to
cold or heat are symptoms of bad
health. If we would behave ourselves
as well as the weather does there would
be no cause for complaint. It is re
freshing to come Into the presence of
the man or woman who can honestly
say good morning, good afternoon, good
evening—who can say It In such a way
that you feel that they mean It.
Good feelings are contagious. An ex
cess of vitality is catching. Good hu
mor that bubbles over, that cannot be
restrained even in the presence of un
congenial company, Is wholesome and
Lots of good red blood Is conducive
to good manners, good morals and good
morning. Any person who can honest
ly say good morning has hsd a fairly
decent sleep the night before. A hearty
good morning is a certificate of self re
straint and a clear conscience.
The devotee of sensuous pleasure has
rarely the boueat right to say good
morfttflf. There K| no good BftTftlflif 1
! for him. Dissipation has soured the at
mosphere and poisoned the sunrise for
him. If he says good morning at all he
lies. It is merely a perfunctory remark.
His languid manner and icy touch ex
pose the falsehood covered by the
words "good morning."
Good morning is the sequel of good
behavior. The price one pays for a real
good morning is a good day's work.
Good sleep, early to bed, up early in
the morning, then indeed it is a good
Every morning is a good morning to
such persons. They have paid the price
for it and are entitled to it.—Medical
Reform That Waa Too Thorossh. .
Old Lady Colburn was giving her
granddaughter some good advice the
week before her wedding. "Now it's
all very flne for you to have these
plans for making John over—if he
needs it," said the old lady. "He may
have some ideas about reforming a few
little habits of your 3, my dear— but
you don't want to go too far, either of
"When I was a girl somebody told
me the story of a young woman who
made the young man she married
promise her he would have nothing to
do with smoking. Well, that was all
right enough, but he'd never been an
intemperate smoker, and be missed the
little soothing he'd been accustomed to
get from his pipe once in awhile.
"But if ever she saw him looking at
it she'd remind him, "You promised me
never to have anything to do with
pipes or smoking when we were mar
"Then one day the kitchen .tove act
ed like all possessed—filled the room
full of smoke. She said she thought
the stovepipe needed cleaning, but he
he was kind of stubborn, same as
most men are at times—he just sat
there and said, 'I promised you when
we were married never to have any
thing to do with pipes or smoking, and
this comes under both heads.'
"And she had to go for the stove
man herself, though he was a real con
siderate man, most ways, her husband
was. You just bear in mind that little
circumstance when you're making John
Vnappreciated Courage.
In the Tennessee mountains lived a
little hunter named Hiram Gates. Al
though small In .ise, Hiram was noted
for his bravery for miles around in that
iectlon of the country, where courage
was a common asset. Once while hunt
ing he tracked a bear to a small cave.
Now, a man hasn't one chance In a
million fighting a bear in close quar
ters, but this fact didn't deter Hiram
for a minute. Throwing down his gun,
he put his knife between bis teeth and
crawled into the dark hole after the
By the greatest of good fortune ho
succeeded In killing It, for the reason
«hat the cave was so small that the
b«ar couldn't turn around to defend
himself. Otherwise there probably
would have been a different story.
Hiram skinned the bear and then
went home, where he explained the
manner of the killing to his father.
The old man listened quietly until the
tale came to an end and then, In a
high pitched, quavering voice, said:
"Well, Illram, I like a brave man as
well as anybody, but you're anMnfernal
A Ureal DMI of Fietton Aboot tha
Recorded Martial Speeches.
Somebody once asked the Duke of
Wellington if speeches ou the battle
field were really made as reported and
what was their effect. The duke .aid,
"What effect on the whole army can
be made by a speech since you cannot
conveniently make it heard by more
than a thousand men standing about
you?" Then the duke was asked if
it were not the fact that Napoleon de
livered some rather notable oraUons
on the field. The duke would not have
it. "The proclamations you read of In
the French army were much moro seen
in the papers than by the soldiers—they
were meant for Paris." It was all
right, the duke agreed, to address a
regiment upon presenting tt with col
or. and that mxt of thing. On the
whole, French troops might be more
Impressed by a speech than the Eng
lish, who In the duke's Waterloo army
were, ho declared, "tho scum of the
earth, who had ail enlisted for drink."
The French, with their system of con
scription, had a fair sprinkling «f all
"No," comments a writer, "all theso
martial obiter dicta which our histories
treasure up for us were for the most
part never spoken at all. Tho 'last
words' of dying men and tho speeches
made on the battlefield or the deck of
an admiral's flagship are not to be re
garded as having been actually ut
tered. Hie famous 'Up, guards, qod at
'em!' accredited to Welllngtpn at Wa
terloo, was never spoken. Wellington
himself denied It."
The Methods That Lead to Naeeeaa la
Bvalneii l.ife.
When a customer comes in. don't,
whatever you do, drag yourself out of
the chair a. though you were disturbed
from a rest, but Jump up and greet her
or hjm as though you were really
glad to wait ou them. Act so tbey will
ask for you the next time they come
to the store. The salesman who Is
constantly being asked for by cus
tomers never hfts to worry übout a
Don't he stiff and act or feel as
though you were far the mental su
porlor of tho customer. If you du, no
sale will result.
•Tnet for the sake of argument, let us
take all Uio successes In your city, no
matter what lino they are In. Do they
The public, somehow or other, seem
to be able to read between the Hoes.
If your a<l. 1* not truthful they will not
It takes more than n mere cut to at
tract the eye to make your ad. pay.
There must be solid, honest store flews
of good values behind It.
Never underrate the Intelligence of
your customer. lie may know more
about the article you are showing than
you do.
Post yourself on every article you
are expected to sell, so you can talk
convincingly and knowingly. That Is
what sells goods -convincing talks.
Never mind the price; that will take
care of itself.—Hralns.
Vennllfnl CompnrlsoM.
The horse shares with woman the
gift of the greatest animate physical
beauty, and the classification does the
lady no discredit. As for man, his
pnrtuer lu pulchritude Is away down
{he line, probably a mule and maybe
i burro.— Ban Francisco Call.
Thi ■'*•! Word.
"Does your wife Insist 011 having the
last word?" said the man who asks Im
pertinent <|uesttons.
"(Jertalnly not," answered Mr. Meek
-Bn. "Bbo "doesn't havtf"
\At High
I Water MarKA
S By C. B. LEWIS $
S CopiriloM. 1905, by li. H. McClurc $
The two center piers of the great
railroad bridge over the Goomtree
river had boeu tinished. and there was
much rejoicing. They had been sunk
in the muddy bed of the stream a dis
tance of sixty feet, and they towered
almost as high above the surface. It
had taken thousands of tons of stone
and thousands of bags of cement and
hundreds of days' work to complete
these piers. They had had the labor
of a thousand men aud fifty elephants.
When they were finished a holiday
was given to all the workmen, and
the chief engineer gazed proudly at
his work and said:
"They are done at last. Floods may
roll down—earthquakes may topple
down forests—come what may, and
my piers will stand here when a thou
sand years have passed away."
"It is so. sahib—it h so," answered
the voice of a thousand natives, and
then they cheered him and his \vork.
When a thousand native Indian
workmen are employed together on
one job there are three or fotir castes.
There are masons, carpenters, elephant
drivers, shovelers, boatmen and what
not. There is enmity between the
castes, there is jealousy between the
different trades, there is chance every
hour in the day for a general riot, and
the men must be under A strict dis
cipline. The superintendent's worn
must be law from which there Is no
appeal. A culprit is not told to go
hence, because be has bound himself
and the company has bound Itself. He
Is punished by fine. Imprisonment or
the lash. Because of this <taatom this
news ran through camp one morning:
"At the hour of high noon today the
flag of punishment will be raised on the
staff, and Kim Nasslk will be tied to
the post and dogged. Three times has
his overseer warned bim, and three
times has he muttered and cursed be
low his breath and failed to amend his
conduct. Kim Nasslk is lacy, and he
has made Bundara, his elephant, the
same. When both driver and elephant
are lazy, the work flags. One man and
his beast can binder a hundred others.
It is right that Kim Nasslk should be
well flogged."
When the elephant driver, after sev
eral warnings, had been sentenced to
punishment, be replied to the superin
tendent :
"Your words are true, sahib, and I
would not have 70a take tb«m back.
I have been lacking In diligence, and
Bundara has agreed with me, but we
have a reason. A few Sundays ago be
got loose and ran away to tbe Jungle.
We hunted for bim for hours. When
we finally came upon blm he was talk
ing with a wild elephant, lie came to
me at my bidding, but that night, wben
all the camp was asleep, he whispered
lu my ear tliat we were fretting the
river; that the waters were growling
and complaining; that some evil would
surely full upon us if wo dammed
them back. For a million years the
Goomtroe has had freo flow to the sea.
Could it be otherwise than that she
should be angry and that some disas
ter should befall us?"
"llow Is It with the trees—with the
grass—with all else that man uses?"
asked the official. "If the river Is a
million years old men have used her
for n million years. Thousands of
boats und rafts have floated down her
current and she has not complained.
Men must travel, aod they must have
bridges on which to cross streams.
Wo havo not dammed the current
back. There is plenty of room for it
to flow onward. Bundara is a big,
strong beast, but be Is lazy. He has
told you this story that he may have
less work to do. You shall have twen
ty lushes at the poet before all men,
and Bundara shall also look on as a
warning to tell no more lies."
•"As you will, sahib."
At noon the whipping took place, but
the punishment was not severe. It
was because of the moral effect that
It was Inflicted. Kim Nasslk's ele
phant wtis there, ond he dropped his
head and tears ran from bis eyes. They
suid he felt pity for bis master and
that his conscience troubled him. To
spare the feelings of man and beast,
the superintendent gave them half n
day off tbe works—half a day In which
to repent and decide to do better In
the future.
At sundown all labor ceased, and it
was reported that Nasslk and his beast
had gone to the Jungles. That waa a
serious offense. The elephant was gov
ernment property ond was hired to
the railroad company at so much per
day. Nasslk had been his mahout for
ten years, but he was no more. He
had Incurred n serious penalty by flee
ing, and a party was made to bring
him bock, but they hunted In vain. In
four weeks the Incident was almost
In time the great Iron beams were
stretched from pier to pier, and cross
beams ond girders wero put In place,
and from sunup to sundown the hot
air quivered under the strokes of the
scores of hammers. The approaches
were filled lu and spans laid to the
flora, and the chief onglneer looked
over his work with a smile of satisfac
"All Is going well," he said to him
self. "In another sixty days the Iron
horse will be snorting across this struc
ture. The Ooomtree Is on the rise, and
a flood will come, but we need not fear
It. Wo cleared Ha banks of driftwood
for tlfty miles lout year. Nothing here
can dam Its waters back and Imperil
the Urlis*-"
An heur after Kasslk bad been pun
hh<!d be had clasped his arms aronml
the tmnk of bis elephant and said:
"Ilundara, I have been disgraced be
fore n thousand men because you told
me 'what the wild elephunt said. Ido
not believe you lied, but let us go to
the Jungles and be by ourselves. If the
Goointreo Is fretted and harassed, then
Hhe will tako revenge. We should not
be puulshed for what the sahibs are
The pair fled afar. Sometimes they
were alone and sometimes In the com
pany of wild elephants. The untamed
beasts had no fear of Nasal k. For
weeks they hid In the jungle or roamed
through the forests.
"Light of my soul," began Nasslk
one day, "the time for the flood In the
tJoomtreo draws near. Whisper It to
all your friends, that we may seek Its
banks and be ready for work. Whis
per It to twenty—thirty—fifty. We
cannot have too much help. I will
rest here for three days, aud do you
go uinoUK your kind and spreud tho
At the end of the third day Bundara
returned, and with him were seventy
elephants. lie had told his story well.
Three days later aJI were at work ou
the banks of the flcty miles (
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No. 88.
rising, but Nasslk knew to an inch
fajw high they would come before
Branding still for a day and then be
ginning to recede. Under his direc
tions the elephants began work. Such
trees as they could uproot and such
logs as they coula roll, together with
thousands of cartloads of smaller stuff,
were deposited Just bcipw high water
mark. They piled banks high for five
miles. For half a mile back the forest
was stripped of limbs and vines and
logs, and the labor was flnlsEftd two
days in advance.
"It is well, my children," said Nassik.
"The waters wyi take everything at
their flood, aud then down at the
bridgu they will see what they will see.
I-et us now rest from our labors."
Down at the bridge there wfts no
fear as the flood crept up. The Goom
tree was not bringing down enough
driftwood to tear a faft from its moor
ings. So it T\as for a week.
One morning when high Water mark
was reached tho chief engineer sneered
at the turgid flood. Two hours later
there was a wild alarm. The face of
the waters was hidden by drift. Never
had mon seen so much of It. It came
rushing down like a wall. Some passed
between the piers at first and went
crashing along, but presently tffere
was a swirling about and a wedging
of mighty trees, and five minutes later
there was a block. In half an hour It
extended back a mile, and the fore? of
a million horses was pressing against
It For a quarter of an hour the handi
work of man withstood the strain of
the elements. Then there was a crash
npd a roar, and the current of the
Goomtree flowed on as if man had
never been.*
Kim Nassik had been whipped, and
he bad revenged himself.
How Hamti Groir Up.
We have become so accustomed to
rolling the proper names In our geogra
phies over our tongues as glibly as we
do our own that few of us ever stop to
think how much of history, political,
natural and religious, is wrapped up In
a few syllables. How many towns do
you know that end In "berg," "burg,"
"burgh" or "borough?"
Take for the first one Edinburgh, for
instance. How came it by that name
instead of Stumptown or Hardscrab
ble? Lot us take the "burgh" out of
the name first.
"Burgh" means In England aud Scot
land a corporate town. All the English
towns that end in "berry," "burrow,"
"bnry," "borrow," etc., have that end
ing from "burgh." In the German It
means a castle or fortified town. So
much for our "burgh." Then, In Edin
burgh, it means tho castle or town of—
whom or what? Here "Edln" is only
"Edwin" shortened, and Edinburgh
the town of Edwin. Taking this one as
a model, the study becomes easy and
Interesting.—London Globe.
His Medicines and Hla Death.
A reader at the Paris Blbllotbeque
Natlonale has dug up the prescriptions
for medicines which were ordered to
Prince Conde In bis last illness. A
consultation of three physicians pre
scribed "a syrop made of rice, marsh
mallow roots and sugar candles" and
a blister to be applied night and morn
ing. The distinguished patient failed
to improve, and a fourth doctor ,was
called in, who ordered "tws .jnees of
a preparation of hyacinths to fortify,
the heart and repair the exhausted
forces," followed by "poppy water,"
"syrop of stag horns," "ipecachuana,"
"liquorice" and "mistletoe roots." The
prince lived through this treatment for
six mouths, when be died, according
to tho death certificate, "of the malady,
from which be was suffering." It
doesn't make any difference now, but
it Is natural {o hope he didn't die of
anything worse.
An Odd Reclment.
In the fifties of tho last century Mr.
Leveson-Gower resided lu St. Peters
burg. He told this story: "Opposite to
our house was drawn up a regiment
called Paulovskl, formed by the Em
peror Paul, all the men having turned
up noses and therefore resembling
htm. It seems it was the fashion here
p compose regiments of men who have
ttie same sort of features. The emper
or had recruits sent to him and told
them off according to their looks. What
childishness! Thero is one regiment of
men ull marked with the smallpox.
This Paulovski regiment did one thing
which amused me. Just before the cor
tege came up they all blew tbelr nose*
with their fingers at the word of Com
mand, and this was in order that noaa
ft them might sneesc when tho enlpet
or passed, as their doing so would
bring him bad luck!"
Be extraordinary In yo»r excellence
tf you like, but lx> ordinary in your dis
play of it.—Balthnsnr Graclan.
Doe* Family "Count f"
"I go a great deal on family," re
marked tho Ward McAllister of the
community. "I tell yon there's lots in
blood; family counts."
Ah, does it?
Abraham Lincoln's father was so
poor that the negroes called blm po'
white trash, and Abe himself was born
in a log hut with cracks In the walls so
wkle that you could throw a dog
through them, and his mother's name
was Nancy Hanks.
The father of John Adams ran a cor
ner grocery. John Qulncy Adams, how
ever, had "family" back of him, for
his father, John, had been president
of the United States.
James K. Polk grubbed roots out of a
new farm in North Carolina until he
got too strong to work for his father;
then lie managed to secure a job in a
country store.
Andrew Johnson married "family,"
for his wife knew enough td teach blm
bow to read.
John Keats was tho son of a hostler
and was born in a livery stable.
Hare Ben Jonson laid brick while be
was learning Latin.
Napoleon Bonaparte once remarked,
"I am my own ancestors."
I>ld you ever happen to hear who was
the father of Homer or of Shakespearo
or of Gladstone or of Socrates or of
Walt Whitman?— Portland Oregonian.
Strange Siamese Custom.
They have a novel method in Slam
of getting rid of the bottles of paupers
nnd criminals. In one of the temples
Is kept a flock of a hundred vultures,
and the bodies, Instead of being buried
or burned, are given to them as food.
As soon as they catch sight of a body
the rapacious creatures gather around
it, and It only takes them a minute or
two to pick nil the flesh off It.
A repugnant sight It is, but, accord
ing to Siamese physicians, It is an ex
cellent saultary measure. The soil of
Slam, they point out, is generally moist,
and hence It is much better that bodies
should be treated lu this way than re
placed in the ground, for, if burled,
they would surely prove more or less of
a menace to the public health.
After the vultures have finished their
feast the skeletons are placed In
.wooden boxes and burned.
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