Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, November 30, 1905, Image 1

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A Remodeling Sale |
H of Furniture and Carpets w
[4 The Entire Stock Offered at a Sacrifice to turn f]
rJ It Into Cash by Jan. Ist, 1906. kj
-K The largest and most complete stock we have W
VA ever carried —fresh from factory at almost factory
prices to you. Everything goes—nothing reserved. vA
A A rare chance to make your Holiday purchases, as
You can furnish your house complete or you can A
j buy but one piece as you desire.
4 Out Goes Every Yard of Carpet 1
4 The entire stock of Ingrain Carpets—Linoleums
>1 —Mattings—not a yard reserved —at COST. All %
< wool super extras —granites —rag and cottage carpets J
► —in patterns suitable for any room in the house. W
T 1 ! Bring the measure of your rooom and we will tell 1
> you just what it will take to cover it.
i BROWN &• CO. [|
< No. 136 North Main St., Butler.
Big Stock Reducing Sale Continued all Week
Until Saturday Evening, Dec. 2nd.
Did yon see the crowd here? It was a record
breaker. We are prepared to unload as much stock
this week to make room for Christmas goods. Room
Is what we want.
Bargains In Silks, Dress Goods, Walstlrigs,
Flannelettes, Table linens, Calicoes, Ginghams,
Underwear, Hosiery, Lace Curtains, Waists, Skirts,
Fnrs, Millinery, Etc.
SO cm MAD ITIXIT | r%r%4
Samples sent on request.
I When it is of the utmost
H importance that yourself
I iflFVHfth ffUHK 0" r wool
I and dry. Largest stock
■ 0 —7p and lowest prices in But
■ When we have Boy. high top Shoe., 2 soles and tap heavy Shoes for
■ Oirls that go to school. Made of the old-fashioned heavy calf skio / Don't
■ need robbers with these shoes. They will stand the hard knocks.
I Ladles' and Men's Heavy Shoes
H In great variety—high or low cut—from SI.OO and upwards.
■ Don't yon think it is better to get good Footwear ;than pay doctors'
H bills? Think it over.
I 102 N. Main Street.
You can save money by purchasing your piano of
W. . NEWTON, "The Piano Man."
The expense of running a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum $780.00
Clerk, per annum $312.00
Lights, Heat and Incidentals . . . $194.00
Total . $1286.00
1 have no store and can s»ve yon this expense when yon bny of me.
I sell pianos for cash or may monthly payments. 1 take pianos or or«ans in
exchange and allow yon what they are worth to apply on the new instrument
All pianos fnlly warranted as represented.
A few of the people I have sold pianos in Butler Ahlc them.
Dr. Mc,Curdy Bricker
Fred Porter
Fraternal Order Eagles
Epworth League
E. W. Bingham
(Jeo. D. High
W. J. Mates
,T. 8 Thompson
Joseph Woods
8 mT McKee
A W. Root
Mis* Eleanor Burton
Mrs. Mary L. Stroup
W C (Jnrrr
P. J. Hanck
Miss Etnma.Hughes
A W Mates
W. B. Williams
Mrs. R. O. Rtitnbangh
Chas. E Herr
Subscribe for the CITIZEN
Dr. W. P. McElroy
Sterling Club
D F. Reed
Woodmen of the World
11. A. McPherson
Miss Anna McCandless
E. A. Black
Samuel Woods
Oliver Thornpson
John Johnson
R. A. Long well
J Hillgard
4, E, Bowers
. F. btepp
W. J. Armstrong
Mile* Milliard
Mrs 8. J. Oreen
J, R Douthett
E. K Rlchey
L. 8. Youch
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New bnildine?. new rooms, elegant rev equipment, excellent eonra* "f
stndv, best of teachers, expenses modtra'e. te-ms \ hKY L '*'^ L , nr6
Over $2,000 00 worth of new typewriters m r.se taliowmtr advanced students
from 3 to"4 hours practice per day;, other equipment in proportion
Winter Term, Jan li, ltKMi. Spring- Term, April 2, 1000.
Positions secured for onr worthy grwluafes. Visitors always welcome.
When in Butler, pav ns a visit. C«taloKue and other literature mailed on ap
plication. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa
| Fall and Winter Millinery, jg
tit Everything in the line of Millinery can be found, &
the right thing at the right time at the rig.it price at
f jjj
Phone 656. " 148 S. Main St. :g
Don't You Need
An Overcoat?
We Closed out a Manufacturer's Sample Line at
One Half Their Value.
In this lot of 218 Overcoats there are all sizes. In the
Men's overcoats they are sizes 34 to 44. In the Boys they
are sizes 6to 20. Not 2 0 /ercoats of a kind.
For want of space we cannot describe thes3 extraordinary
bargains in these Overcoats.
But will just mention a few of them.
29 Overcoats, Regular Price *22, Sale Price $11.98
33 Overcoats, Regular Price sl3, Sale Pries $9.89
28 Overcoats, Regular Price #ls, Sale Price $7.45
78 Overcoats, Regular Price $lO, Sale Price *4.89
23 Boys' Overcoats, Regular Price $9, Sale Price $4.62
27 Boys' Overcoats, Regular Price $6, Sale Price $3.13
Have a Look at These Overcoats.
We Will Show Them to You.
No Trouble Whatever.
137 Sonth Main Street, Bntler. Pa.
n7#ljK mein
y! ' "P y |! '] /I Wrn't buy clothing for the purpose of
Ail '■ / 11 spending money. Ther desire to get the
\F 1 *■' ■' ' }'' k ! bast pcHwblc resultsoof'f f ' e money expended.
X' ] 11,I 1 , ; t ' ■ IJI Those who bny enstrna clothing havo a
/|J (. Jy he right to demand a fit, have their clothes
M< . ,' /' ' correct in style and to demand of the
/ lv L£ i! 3 seller to guar-iir ee evtrytbing. Come to I
jAI/Xv- '£/ S' , 1 ' \ us and there will l>e mtbint; lacking. I
P\ * J f.' ' 'a have in at received a l.«r (?e stock of Fall
\Jf/p'' t ' 'il i s'litinKS iu the latest styles,
'rl« > ' '</ V iil * shades and colors.
Mffl'-l j G. F. KECK,
142 N.Muin St., Rutl^r,Pen
AA a A
j Bickel's Fall Footwear. R
largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of
>2 f'ne Footwear we Have Ever Shown. H
S Twenty Fail Htvles - D"n'<ola. Patent y A
OHPta, hid and Pino 11> 1 f Hhocs luade in the M
« latest np-to date styles. F.xtrf-iu ly stock of Miv.es' and Chil- B
dren's tine shoes in many new and pr» tty styles for fall. f i
4 MFN'S all the latest ft,vies in Men's
; WCH a 2BSg Fine atom, all leather-, f 2 «u.«l *O. F.
Complete Stock of Boy*', Youth*' srd Llt.le (ieuts' Fine Shoes. W
1 Bargains in School Shoes. £
Hi«hcnt copper-toe pbo»*s for Boys and Rood water proof School L*
( Shoes for Girls.
. Larfre stock of Women'-t llfary Shoes in Kangaroo calf and Wi
' Oil Grain for conntrv wear. Li
l Rubber and Fell Goods. f<
Our stock of Rnbber and Felt (»o<klh is extremiy and Fi
owing Uj the lar«e orders which wo pliu;®d wi, w«reab>3 to «et very k*
close prices and are in a position t<> offer yon the Invest prices for A
WM best grades of Felts and Rubber Goods. r,
Wjk An immense business enables us to name the very lowest k
m prices for reliable footwear. Al
Wiien in need of anything in onr line Klve us a call
4 Repairing Promptly Done.
X' '.ice is hereby given that th<- folic ,
roads and bridges have been confirmed nisi !
bylbeCoffrt and will be presentrd on the
first Saturday of lK*c. t'ourt. l.« j.
the !th day of said mi.nth. and If uo excep
tions are filed thev will be confirmed a!»so
1! r>. No. 1, ?<>pt« mber Term. 1."5 In the
matter of the petition of the citizens of Sum
mit and Oak land townships to ch liipc, va
cate and supply a public road leading from a
point at or near Winner's In Donegal town
ship to a point at or near Evan's mill in lim
it, r township and to supply same so as t,> be
gin at a point 011 said road at the foot of the
hill near the dwelling house of John Uille
land in Summit township. Hutler county. 1
I'a., and to end at a point on the Butler arid •
Bonnie Brook roak when the Kast Butier!
I.and and Improvement Companies' road, in
tersect-, the same and that part of the Gille
land road between .lohn (lllleland's dwelling
house and the point where the Fytli and
Davis j<>ad intersects the same t>e vacated
and discontinued, .lune sth. 1805,
were appointed by the Court, who on sep
teraber 2nd. 1905, filed their report in favor
of said change. Estimating tlie probable
cost of making said road at ?>«' and should
be borne by Summit township. Xo damages
Now. September :tii, 1305. approved and fix
wldt ii of road at '■{< feet notice to be given ac
cording to law and rules of Court.
IS. I>. Xo. 3. Septemliei Term. l'.Oi. In tlie
matter of the petition of citizens of Cherry
township for a bridge across the mirth
branch of Sliopery Bock creek, at Bovard,
south of the grist mill now owned by James
Grossman, where tiiesaid creek crosses the
public road leading to Branch ton, Forest
ville and divers other points. June '.nil.
llffi. viewers appointed. «ho on September
in(l. I'.mr., filed their report in favor of pro
posed bridge
Xow. Sept. Mb, l'.«X>, approved notice to lie
f i veil according to rules of Court, and to lie
aid before the Urulid Jury at next term.
B. D. No. September Term. l!<ft.">. In the
matter of the petition of the citizens of
Concord township to change, vacate and
supuiy a putlic road; that a public road
leading from William McGlU's in Concord
township, to a point on the road leading to
the Great Western near James Storey's in
Fairview township, that a portion of said
road within said township of Concord, to
w it: That portion beginning at a point on
said road at or near a sratc at or near the
residence of (). T. Sheakley ami from thence
eastward to irpoint on said road at or near
the residence of K. R. Stewart, where above
mentioned road Joins the road leading from
Modoc to William Baiston's be vacated and
supply it by a road beginning at a point on
aforesaid road at or near a gate at or near
the residence of O. T. Sheakley. being one fif
the points above mentioned and ending at a
point on the road leading from Modoc to
William Baiston's at or near where the line
between lands of John lialsljger and Wil
liam Curry crosses the said road leading
from Modoc, to William Baiston's. all within
the township of Concord. Butler Co., I'a.
June 17th. viewers appointed by the
t'ourt. who July 27th, IWS. tiled their report
in favor of said road.
Now, Sept. trth, lyor., approved and fix width
of road at 33 feet. Notice to be given accord
lug to rules of Court.
K. I), Xo. »i, Sept. Term. 190.">. In'.the matter
of the petition of citizens of Marlon town
ships for a public road beginning at a point
on a public road known as the Anandale and
New Hope road, near the corner of lands of
Duffy heirs, Theodore E. Smith and David
M. Atwell In the township of Marion and
ending at a point on a public road known as
the Murrinsville and Slippery Kock road,
near the store of Joseph Bailey in the town
ship of Marion. July 2tth, llioa, viewers ap-
pointed by the Court, who, on August
1»05. report In favor of said road. Damages
assessed to Hugh McAnallen In the sum or
twenty (tSOVD dollars.
Now, Sept. Hth. approved and tlx width
of road at St feet. Notice to be (,'lven ac
cording to rules of Court,
uv the coritT.
B I), No. 7. Sept. Term, HX>j. In the matter
of t he pet Ition of citizens of Marlon township
to vacate a public, road beginning at a point
on a public road known as the Anandale and
New Hope road on lands of It. M. Atwell
near the residence of T. E. Smith, iu the
township of Marion and extending In a
northwesterly direction for a distance of
about one mile and ending at the residence
of S. (J. Seaton, near a public road known as
the West Sunbury anil 11 arris vl lie road In
Marlon township, Butler Co., Pa. July attli,
1906. viewers appointed who. on Aug. l'.Mli,
ISOfi, report In favor of said change. No
damages assessed.
Sept. tit h, 1005. approved, notice to be given
according to rules of Court.
ay thk comer.
K. I). No. 8, Sept. Term, IVJ&. In the mat*
terof the petition of cltlxens of Slllppery
Hock township for a county bridge over the
run in said township on road leading from
Wick Station to franklin road. July 21th,
1905, viewers appointed, who on August I Ith,
l!m*>. report In favor of said bridge.
Now, Sept. nth, WOT,, approved. Notice to
be given according to rules to Court and to
lie laid before the grand Jury at next term.
Certified from the record this Hth day of
Nov., A. I>. liXJi. 1,. E. CHKISTbEY,
Clerk <i. S. Court.
The following widows' appraisements of
personal property and real estate set apart
for the benefit of the widows of decedents
have been Hied In the ofUce of the Clerk
of the Orphans' Court of liutler County, viz:
Widow of Isaac N' ltosebaugh, personal
property £.» JO 00
Widow of lCobert .1. McCatney, personal
property 300 00
Widow of l'rank N. F-yth, personal
property LTO 00
Widow of .1 Calvin McClymonds.
personal property .'JOO 00
Widow of Smiley K. Williams, personal
property UflO on
Wi ow of Samuel Itlder, personal prop UOO 00
All persons Interested In the above aii
pralsements will take notice that they will
be presented for continuation to the Orphans'
Court of Hutler county. I'a., on Saturday the
llth day of Dec., Itpoi, and if no exceptions
are Hied, they will lie confirmed absolutely.
Clerks Ofllce. Nov- H .
Legal Notice.
Thk Commonwealth or Penn'a, » -fcl ,
Butlkii Coi:nty, f" 01
To the Sheriff of uuld county,
Whereon, Edwin I». Adariin ami C. C. /ADD,
Executor* of tko last will unci testament of
>l. H. A<iams, !»t«: of Parker City. Pennsyl
vania, on the day of September. A. l>.
WOS, presented their petition to tlm Court of
< omrnon Pleas of •aid count v. at M's. I>. No.
J.'l, of September term of salo Court, netting
"That on the Kith ('ay of July. A. I). IkT>4.
the said M. S. Adams, made, executed and
delivered to Henry (JraJT, his certain mort
gage In the sum of ten thousand dollars,
conditioned for the dellverence of two hund
red tons of pig metal to said Ih nry Graff, In
I'lttshurg. 100 tons November IKw, and 100
ton h A prl 1 15, Iwhh'h said mortgage was
recorded In the office for recording of dend*.
&i'., In Hutler county, in Mortgage Hook, No.
page 113, on the l» dar of October. MM, and
by the terms thereof bccouio a Hen upon,
Inter alia, all that, certain tract of land situ
ate In Allegheuy township. Hutler county,
Pennsylvania, commonly calleo the Maple
Kurnance Tract, bounded on the notth by
lands of W.C. Adams; east by lands of Pierce
A Black; south by lands of Alisworth heirs;
and on the west by lands of Andrew Cump
hell, containing 4ff7 acres, together with all
the machinery, engines. Implements, tools,
&<■., of and belonging to Maple I'uruaee
tbi 11 '"I ert cted.
That the said M. H. Adams, having corn
plied with the condition of said mortgage
and delivered the pig metal therein men
tioned to In- delivered to the said UrafT. the
following «ntry was made on the margin of
the record of said mortgage, by John <»ra
haru, attorney of said Graff, to-wit: "I here
by enter satisfaction of this mortgage by
written authority from the plaintltT. John
Graham, att'y. 20 Dec. IKjfl,"
Hut no legal sall*fa<-tlnn of said mortgage
was ever entered on the record or Indices of
sat(i iMort gage, I•' 'i ••"'ii tin- Mortgagor, M.
H. Adams, and the Mortgagee, Henry GralT,
an dec< :t-.> d
That the s*ld described lands are now In
the hands of the petitioners for the purpose
of raising money with which to nay the
costs of administ ration and the Indebtedness
of M H. Adams, deceased, In which they are
meeting with dlfllculty by reason or the
atKive stated legally unsatisfied mortgage.
Wherefore, the petitioners Dray tne salcl
Court to make an order dlrecluig the Hberitf
of said county, to serve miUco according to
law, the A<-t of June 11, Hit', upon the legal
representatives of llenrv Graff, deceased,
the mortgaseu. requiring them to appear
and show cause why nahl mortgage should
not be yatisflefi of record, and upon their
failure so to do, and upon proof being made
as to the compliance with the conditions
thereof as above stated, t hat the Court do
cree and direct, that satisfaction thereof be
entered upon the record of iti.trt^v l as
provided by said
C. C. /.INN,
Executors, Ac.
Whereupon the said Court made the fol
lowing oro er. to wit: And now, Hentembvi
2.'#, iwofr, the within petition
Court, and in accordance with the prayer
thereof it l«* ordered and directed that the
HherllT <»f Butler county, serve notice, stat,
Ir;g t he facts .set forth in the wit hin petition,
upon tin legsl representative of Henry
GralT, if to In- found within the said county
of Hutler. and In cane said parties raunut 'h*
found within said county, then to give
notice a* a fores »ld In ot 04- more news
papers published within said county, once a
week for f'>ur weeks successively prior to
the uext term of said Court requiring the
said parties to appear at the next term of
said Court, December 4th. I'.tfKi. and answer
said petition and show cause, If any tlo-y
have, why the said mortgage should not. be
satisfied as provided by law, and Tuesday,
December .*l, at 10 o'clock a. m.. In fixed for a
hearing hereon.
nv the cor nr.
Certified fr >lll the record, this 2&th day of
September, A. D. 1906.
To the legal representatives of Henry
1 irafT, dec* aned.
: You are, by virtue of the alcove stated
order of Court, hereby notified and
| required to appear at the next term of said
\ Court, Decernn t ». lUlfc", and answer the said
petition nfi'l show cause if tihy you have
why said mortgage should not b« sa'Uhcd
j in default wheieof the said Court will mak<
. an order and decree directing salUfaction
[ thereof, as provided by law.
Coi 'jriijht, 190S, tjy 1.1). MimhiiU
t? =o
"I'rettyl It is profane to call bur
merely pretty," Wheaton said, staring
covertly at Helen Marr. "She is well
named," lie went on. "Can't you'fancy
her's the
"Face tliat launched a thousand ships
And burned the topless towers of Illium?"
"Xo," Norris answered with a laugh
ing shake of the head. "Uemember,
I'm neither artist nor painter, nor even
Bohemian—merely a village landlord,
whose chief concern is to keep terms
with his tenants, ami used to seeing
pretty girls, even very pretty girls,
every day in tlie week."
"If you call her pretty, I repeat your
case is hopeless," Wheaton persisted.
This time he spoke very low, but not
so low as to escape Helen's ear. She
was coming toward them on her dap
pled pony, her hat hanging at the back
of her head and a sheaf of wild roses
in the hollow of her arm. The pink of
the roses was deepening in her cliet*ks.
and she would liave ridden past with
the merest inclination of kie head but
that Billy Boy, spoiled beast, was of
another mind. He whinnied Joyously
to Norris, and when he got abreast of
that gentleman planted his four legs,
obstinately refusing to budge, his whin
ny changing to a plaintive whicker of
"I see Billy Boy is constant—not
proud and haughty like his mistress.
He does not ignore his friends if he
•Joes happen to find them in bad com
pany," Norris said, stepping to the
pony's head and letting him rummage
a sugar lump out of his pocket.
Norris tried to speak with his usual
bantering friendliness, but not very
successfully. He wished, indeed, Billy
Boy had been less his conr.tant friend,
since he did not want to present Whea
ton to Billy Boy's mistress. However,
there was 110 help for it—it served him
right for spoiling the creature so. But
th'-re were mitigating circumstances to
the spoiling.
The Marr paddock adjoined his own,
and while holding converse with Billy
Boy across the fence of It, giving him
bread, sugar or sweet apples, he need
ed 110 excuse for likewise holding con
verse with Miss Helen. She was shy
of him when they met socially, for,
thoueli Norris would have scrupled to
admit It, he was the catch of the vil
lage, much courted by the eager and
rather lot alone by the self respecting.
Beyond their pride and their pedigree
the Mam had little. Helen's chief di
version, Indeed, was the rides she took
about the red roads and the shady
lanes which led from the village Into
the deep country.
Wlieaton was not a bad sort, but he
was a city man and, Norris more than
auspected, a trlller, making love to
every very pretty or very phjuant face
he encountered. He was, moreover,
disgustingly good to look at. Thus
Norris contrasted mentally Wlieaton's
supple elegance with his own burly
strength. Wheaton played at being an
artist, chiefly by way of diversion. He
had Just enough money to keep himself
in luxurious idleness and no will what
ever to Increase the sum of It or divide
the spending. Norris knew all that;
therefore he raged Inly, mainly at him
self, while Wheaton talked to Helen,
the while coaxing Billy Boy to stand
obstinately still by giving him tuf(s of
tender roadside grass. It 'was play
fully done, so playfully Helen did not
in the lenst see through It.
Kin- Kot over her shyness very i|iiiek
ly and talked brightly to Wheaton, giv
ing him now and again dazzling smiles.
It took her all aback to have Norris at
the end of fifteen minutes Jerk Hilly
Boy's bridle sharply and send him can
tering homeward with a sharp slap on
the rump.
As the pony cantered Helen won
dered what she had done to displease
Norris. He had looked gloomier and
older than she ever had seen him ami
had growled In answer to the goodby
stio bad thrown to hint over her shoul
Before the week end she had ceased
to think of Xorris, of Hilly Boy, of
anything, Indeed, save and except
Wheaton. They had ridden tlirough
the long summer mornings together
and spent the sliver moonlit eveuingn
strolling about the village, never net
ting beyond hall or the range of friend
ly household lights. lielen wept bare-
Leaded; Wlieaton Insisted upon It. 110
Insisted, too, that ho must paint her—
not In tlio heat of the summer, but
when he eauio back In the fall. He
was coming, of course. He had not
dreamed that his own country held
such beauties an the region round
about had disclosed. Possibly he would
B"tye down there and make himself
famous by perpetuating the charm of
Its grassed reaches, its towering hills,
the sliver of Its brooks and the soft. Il
limitable purples brooding ..hove Its
big fields.
Helen listened as one enchanted. Hho
was Just nineteen, unworldly as n new
Hedged dove and full of romance and
the worship of romance. Whcatou
seemed to her a creature apart, a
denizen of another world, one In which
she herself belonged of right, although
she would no doubt be the .simplest,
the humblest, there. Ills tales of the
city, of the studios, the cafes, the spar
kle and foam of existence, faselntttwl
her as nothing else ha<l ever done, not
even the old CUronlcles, which hereto
fore had served her Instead of fairy
Wheaton rually talkisl well, but then
Helen's listening was In Itself Inspira
tion. A«ld that he was as much In
lovo as Ids temperament admitted, ami
It Is easy to understand how he seemed
to her inspired. He did not look for
ward or backward at anything except
the day and the pleasure of It. Helen
had charmed her Os tliut other Helen
no doubt dimmed Paris. What won
der Hint he reveled in the charming,
without a thoiiKht of how it might end!
He did not even see what It all meant
io Morris, good old Norrls, who was too
staid and phlegmatic ever to know the
real meaning of life. He loved to make
Helen talk of him. lly her storl«>s
Norrls had been to her a soil of com
bined knight errant and fairy god
father, There was no hint of romance
lu them, for all she had so
beautifully and (lung up her head In
telling of the traps Ittd pitfalls the vil
lage had set for him. It was plain she
knew Norrls to bo a prize of the chase
matrimouiul. Perhaps that was why
Wheaton felt moved to ask one day
as they sat under the Mg apple tree at
the c ! ffe of the paddock:
"Little Helen, why don't you save
Norrls from his pursuer ? Vou could
do It, you know by taking hlui your
"Thank you. 'l.lr t'« Just what I've
becu wuuting to ask this last two
years," Norris said, vaulting over the
fence, in why so ambush ho had cvtuy
upon them unseen. ' Will you take me.
Helen?" he went on. Ui>edle> of Whea
ton's presence. Helen gave a little crj"
and hid her face iu her bands.
She had risen. Wheaton also stood
up. Both men towered above her, look
ing defiantly Into each other's eyes.
"Will you take me, little girl':" Nor
ris related, catching her hand and
laying it against his cheek. He felt it
tremble delicately before Helen snatch
ed it away. She looked up at him al
most piteousl.v, then turned to Whea
Wlieaton's face was a battlefield.
All at once he was discovering that he
did not know all of himself. T'nder the
dilettante, the man of leisure, there
was another, somewhat primal, self,
with somewhat also of primal force.
And .this fellow was wild to spring at
Norris' throat, to rend and strangle
him, and, having rent him, bear away
the prize. Yet with the other half of
him Wheaton knew that if he had but
heard of rather than heard Norris' love
making lie would have smiled approval
of It as a good ending to something
otherwise tangled.
This other man saw, too—and was
shamed bitterly by the sight—the love
light playing in Helen's innocent eyes.
She was not for him. He had better
break her heart at- once than at piece
meal. That would be the end should
he be mad enough to marry her. .He
would tire of her—of any woman. But,
oh. the twinge at thought of her anoth
er man's wife! He shut his teeth 011
It and took both her hands—slim bands,
hanging helplessly at her sides. He
wanted to clasp and kiss them and lay
them against his breast, but a certain
fiber akin to manliness made him in
stead hold them firmly as one might
bold those of a frightened child while
be said huskily:
"The play is done, Helen. I'm going
away, straight abroad, never to come
back. Won't you let me think of you
as—happy Helen Norris?"
"Why think of me at all?" Helen be
gan proudly.
Billy Boy Interrupted her—Billy Boy,
who felt he must be in everything. lie
came between her anil Wheaton and
gently crowded her toward his favorite
Norris, then, whirling about, kicked
Wheaton heels over head.
Thus a tense moment became filled
with comedy. Thus also Helen found
out that laughter Is balm for lovcslck
ncss. Who could be sentimental over
a lover sent sprawling to grass? Not
Helen, certainly.
By this token slie married Norris be
fore the new year came.
The fioil of Fortune.
The Chinese deity of fortune is al
ways represented as a jolly god, and
the rich votive offerings which cover
his altars are speaking testimonials to
hlr) popularity. On the 2d of the second
month a special festival Is held In his
honor, on which occasion his temples
are crowded with worshipers, who
manifest a devoutness which Is strange
ly wanting in the services offered to
the less material deities.
Feasts of fat things are jfreedlly pre
sented to secure his favor, and, not
content with leaving the lots on the
knees of the god, his practical minded
worshipers seek to lift the veil which
conceals his counsels from mankind.
For this purpose they adopt a curious
In some open space or market square
a large wooden cannon loaded with a
small charge of powder and a circular
rattan wad is fired perpendicularly into
the air. As the wad descends the sur
rounding crowd struggle to catch It,
In the belief that he who is successful
will enjoy the blessings of peace aud
plenty during the ensuing year.
True Art.
John Kuskin said that In matters of
criticism one should never come to par
ticulars, for authors are apt to come
down upon you with "authorities,"
there being an authority for almost ev
ery absurdity that can be committed,
either In literary or practical matters.
In a letter to a college friend Ituskln
wrote: "The object iu all art Is not to
Inform, but to suggest; not to add to
the knowledge, but to kindle the imagi
nation. He Is the best poet who can
by the fewest words touch the great
est number of secret chords of thought
In his reader's own mind anil set them
to work In their own way. To put
plain text into rhyme and meter Is
easy; not so to write a passage which
every time it In remembered shall sug
gest a new train of thought, a new sub
ject of delightful dream. It Is this
mystic secrecy of beauty which Is the
setil of the highest art, which only
opens Itself to close observation and
long study."
Km <ll nit In Outnu n> Tlielr Inire-
In IliilliiK Uran.
"Ptamond smugglers are a constant
source of worry to us." said the cus
toms house Inspector. "Despite every
precaution taken here and abroad to
Kp'>t them, not more than 10 per cent
are caught with the go ids. There seems
to lie no limit to the devilish Ingenuity
employed by these I was going to say
gentry but there sire quite na many
women In the business as men.
"It Is really wonderful, when you
conic to think of It, that wo are ever
able to make a good haul when you
consider how easily diamonds can be
concealed. Hollow heels are a favorite
receptacle for the precious stones, and
I understand that there nro places in
Kurope where you can buy shoes spe
cially constructed with spaces In the
"! remember one woman—she Is still
lu the business who displayed great In
genuity lu smuggling diamonds. It
was only by chance that we caught her
at one of her tricks. Hhe arrived with
a very striking Paris bonnet, which
was ornamented with bunches of
grapes. While we were examining her
baggage this dream <>f a hat blew off
and was smashed by a passing truck.
I rushed gallantly t<> recover the hat
anil then saw that each of the grapes
contained a diamond <>r precious stone.
She got what was left of the hat, but
nothing more.
"What can a man <>f ordinary per
ception do with such people? They
will best hi in every time unless he's
gifted with see >lld sight. I never Sco
a chap with long hair but I think of
the day we picked .fio.oiwi worth of
stones from a fellow's liead who wore
n pompadour like a brush heap,
"No, we can't I "p up with all their
trick 'I rind dm't • \ I>l • t t>. I t's the be
ha \ lor of the sniiir :ler that generally
gives him away. \\ lien we see a mail
or woman acting uina v. nervous, be
traying his or her guilt by gestures, we
have him or her searched. One gets to
know the smuggler face after a time,
and so captures are made."- S'ew York
A J»nrl of n Juryman.
Lawyer Have you formed any opin
ion on this case? Juryman No, sir.
Lawyer l»o you think, after the evl
d« uce mi both sides Is all lu, you would
be able to form any opinion? Jury
man—No, sir. Lawyer-You'll do.—
.ifcw l'ork Weekly.
Stor> uf the Cl«»rr Swindling Trick
With Which a Sharper Fleeced
London Clnlimcn and the Way la
Which It Wait Ei|>«aed.
Some years ago I used frequently to
attend ''at homes," in addition to giv
ing lessons In legerdemain to ladles
mid gentlemen who amused themselves
as amateurs in giving exhibitions of
their skill at evening parties, etc. Up
on one occasion, it was an "at home"
at Lady A.'s town house, I had given a
display of card manipulation in addi
tion to other sleight of hand tricks.
After my performance I was approach
ed by one of the gentlemen guests.
"Allow me to congratulate you, Mr.
Devant," he said, "your entertainment
has given me much pleasure. Your
card manipulation especially interested
me. It occurs to me that with your ob
vious knowledge of cards and card de
ceptions you might assist me In a per
plexing affair which has been exercis
ing my mind for some time. If you
will be so good as to give me a few
minutes of your time I will describe
the nature of this dilemma to you. Al
low me to prqpent my card."
Having signified my willingness to
accord the Interview requested, Sir
George L. escorted me to the conserva
tory and said:
"Let me come to the point While
watching your card manipulation. It
struck me that you might probably be
acquainted with some of the tricks
which are resorted to by card sharpers
and could set at rest some suspicions
of mine concerning a certain gentle
man whose luck at cards is prodigious.
I am strongly of opinion that he Is
nothing more or less than a profession
al sharper. This man I first encounter
ed at the B. club, of which I am a
member. He has been a frequent visi
tor there as n guest of a young friend
of mine, also a member, who has con
ceived a partiality for the skillful card
player and is paying a rather high
price for the acquaintance.
"It is not necessary that I should
state more than that my young friend
Is a man of ample means, obstinate
to the degree of pugnacity and not a
little self opinionated. Although I have
tried again and again to convince him
that tho 'luck' of his acquaintance
seems too consistent to be legitimate,
he steadfastly refuses to listen to me,
declarlug that he is not to be intlm-~
Ida ted by a little Hi fortune. And so
he goes on playing—and g <es on pay
ing. I have watched the play closely,
but am quite unable to detect any
trick or dodge on the part of tho sus
pected man. I cannot, therefore, put
forward anything tangible to his detri
ment or charge him with any offense.
Whatever his trick may be, it must be
a very clever one and of a somewhat
novel description. I have carefully ex
amined tho cards, some methods of
marking which I have had described to
me, but have failed to trace the slight
est signs of their having boon tamper
ed with. Tho ordinary club cards are
used, which renders It all the more In
explicable how the fellow contrives to
work trickery with them. It struck
me that perhaps it might be a question
of manipulation, but I could not dis
cover anything beyond the ordinary
handling. It was while In this dilem
ma that tho Idea occurred to me that
you, Mr. Devant, might be able to
clear up tho mystery. May I count
upon your assistance?"
"Certainly," I replied. "I shall bo
very pleased to render you what serv
ice I can iu the matter."
As a matter of fact, Sir George had
piqued my curiosity, for, knowing a
good deal about card trickery, I was
eager to discover what cunning meth
od of swindling—lf any—the suspected
man was resorting to.
"Do you know anything about tho
man?" I asked.
"Very little," replied Sir George, "ex
cept that he is known as Mr. De Lacy,
and is apparently of French extraction,
speaking with a slight accent. Beyond
this there U much that is mysterious
about him. My friend knows nothing
of him; lie Is merely one of those cas
ual acquaintances It is so easy to make
in this cosmopolitan city of ours."
"What games does he favor?"
"Ho plays most of tho gambling
games, but If he has a favorite I should
think it was solo."
"And in the event of my discovering
any trickery, should you make a police
matter of it?"
"No, I don't desire to do that. I
want to unmnsk the fellow, expose
him thero and then, convince my ob
stinate friend and havo the sharper
kicked out of the club."
I entered Into tho affair with zest.
An appointment was fixed up for n
cortain evening, upon which I found
myself In the card room of the B. club,
fx'tit upon creating a "scene." There
was a goodly assembly of members
nnd friends, and the room pr<»sented an
animated appearance, with its groups
of faultlessly attired clubmen gather
ed round tho little green topped tables.
I was Invited by Sir George to Join In
n friendly game, having been already
introduced to his friend, Mr. V., a tall,
dark, clean shaved gentleman. By de
sign our table was placed close to that
at which the suspected man, with Mr.
V. nnd others, was Beated. I was thus
enabled to watch the movements of
II r. De Lacy without exciting suspi
cion. I Judged De Lacy to he a man
turned forty, with a beard which was
beginning to turn gray, rather sparse
fair hair, a somewhat i>al!ld face and
broad shoulders. lie did not altogeth
er lack a certain air of refinement.
Tho play proceeded. I had previous
ly taken the opportunity of examining
soiee of the club cards, but had found
nothing In any way suspicious about
them. Our neighbors wero playing
solo, aud tho luck appeared to be fluc
k touting n good deal. Mr. V. winning
occasionally. But this did not last
long, and presently Mr. De l.acy began
to gather In a rich harvest. I watched
closely, but could detect nothing to tho
discredit of tho sospectr 1 one If you
except a faculty for winning. Now
and again a half muttered Imprecation
I from Mr. V. told that De Lacy had
| once more scooped the pool.
The evening was unproductive of
anything practical In the way of dls
covering trickery, yet there was some
thing Indefinable about this aiau De
Lacy which suggested fraud to mo and
which made ine more than ever deter
mined to solve the mystery of his won
derful "luck." I therefore arranged to
attend another night under slmllur cir
cumstances, hut even then nothing of
moment occurred. I obtained, how
ever, a kind of vague Idea, tho accura
cy of which I was desirous of putting
to the test. At tho close of play I
spoke to Kir George.
••I not Ice that Mr. De Lacy Invariably
went* smoked glasses at the table," I
said, "lias lie weak sight?"
"I believe so. He says that the glaro
of the gas troubles his eyes."
"I have an Idea that those glasses
play some sort of part lu the trickery,"
No. 47.
I said thoughtfully. "I don't know
how; but, coupled with a certain move
ment of one of his hands, they &ic sug
gestive. I propose to make a teat, and
I should like to make the following ar
rangement; I will take my place at
your table, as usual, another night.
After having played for awhile I shall -
ask to be allowed to give up on the
score of being tired. You will agree
and take no further particular notice
of me. If I make a discovery shall I
expose the man openly?"
"Certainly!" replied Sir George em
The appointed night arrived. The
room was full, as usual. As before,
our table was situated close to that at
which sat De Lacy and others. The
man wore his customary look of Im
perturbable good humor— and his smok
ed glasses. His party was playing solo,
with the usual varying luck, prepon
derating in the long run with De Lacy.
The cards wero shufiled and dealt
Two "passed," Mr. V. "propped," but
De Lacy called, "Abundance."
"Again:" ejaculated Mr. V. in amaze
De Lacy smiled Indulgently. He had
a splendid hand and got home easily.
At this juncture I gave up as ar
ranged, and, rising carelessly from my
seat strolled a few yards with the ap
parent desire to "stretch my legs." I
worked round by degrees until I bad
got directly behind De Lacy and
quickly donned a pair of smoked
glasses, with which I had come prepar
ed. He had just scored another "abun
dance" when, gazing over his shoulder
at the cards through my smoked
glasses, I discovered the secret of his
"There is no playing against such
luck!" protested Mr. V. half angrily.
"There is no playing against such
cheating!" I exclaimed, snatching
some cards from the table. Then, ere
De Lacy could make a movement I
thrust several fingers into one of his
waistcoat pockets. With an exclama
tion of anger he rose to his feet, but
staggered back when he perceived that
I also was wearing smoked glasses.
"Gentlemen," I exclaimed, "it is my
painful duty to Inform you that yov
have in your midst a professional card
The whole room was Immediately in
an uproar. All the men left their ta
bles and crowded around us. De Lacy
at first betrayed a trembling lip, but
presently, with an effort, he gained
control of himself and thereafter main
tained an air of dogged defiance.
"This man," I continued, "has bee*
marking the cards with luminous paint,
a small quantity of which he keeps in
his wastcoat pocket and conveys to the
cards with hi* finger nails. The paint
quite invisible in this brilliantly light
ed room, he is able to see by means of
his smoked glasses. Will some of you
kindly examine these cards through
the glasses I brought with me for tho
purpose of unmasking this man? Look
at my fingers, too, which I just now
thrust luto his waistcoat pocket"
Eagerly tho clubmen crowded round
me, and an examination .was made all
round. By the aid of tho glasses tho
tiny paint marks of the cards were
clearly detected, as well as the smear
on my fingers. The fraud was fully,
exposed. With cries of indignation the
clubmen advanced upon tho trickster,
and things began to look ugly for the
ingenious Do Lacy. He was very,
roughly liaudled, denuded of his U1
gotten gains and then literally kicked
out of the club.
Mr. V., convinced at last that he had
been fleeced by an unscrupulous rogue,
tendered an apology to his fellow mem
bers for Introducing under a misappre
hension such a disreputable individual
Into the club, an apology that was, of
course, at once accepted. He also
thanked Sir George and myself.
I have not since heard or seen any
thing of Mr. De Lacy, under that or
any other name. lie doubtless con
sidered It expedient to seek fresh
woods nnd pastures new after his dis
concerting experiences, but his trick
was a smart one, perhaps tho smartest
I havo ever encountered.—Wide World.
Some Grout Singers.
Some of the world's greatest singers
.mvo been discovered accidentally.
Once upon a time Wachtel, the greatest
tenor of his day In Germany, waa
•'racking his whip and hailing fares In
n musktil rondo. Mme. Scalchl, tho
greatest of contraltos, Is said to have
called her wares In the street before
she was found for the opera stage.
Campaninl, the king of tenors, was a
blacksmith, but was heard singing like
an angel and was enabled to deswt
the forge for the footlights.
Ceylon'* Tradition About AIM Ui
ttve'a First Habitation.
Ceylon, In local tradition, was the
garden of Eden, and you will bo
' shown Adam's poak to prove It, and
Ado ui'm bridge, tho chain of rocks and
Islets which the maps show stretching
across from Ceylon to the coast of In
dia. Eve, or Ileba, as the eastern sto
ry calls her, was well satisfied with
her lot in the garden of Ceylon, but
Ataml, manlike, showed a disposition
to rove, or, as we might now say, emi
grate. One day while wauflering on
the west coast he met a strange man,
who in the courso of conversation hold
before him a fascinating panorama of
the lovely country across the waters —
gardens aud rich orchards, valleys
teeming with birds and gazelles and
all the rest. Atuml had seen nothing
like It iu Ceylon. He had always been
trying to coax Heba Into emigration
without success, but now his mind was
made up, aud he went home to the
shades of Adam's po.'.k end ordered
her peremptorily to pack tip aud mate
ready for a start. Heba pleaded !n
vain, but Ataml was persistent aud
led the way across "Adntn's bridge"
to India, where he fouud, to his dis
may, a dreary and forbidding wilder
ness. The panorama man (It will be
readily guessed who he was) had de
ceived Ataml, and the disappointed
wanderer fell Into despair. Then it
was that the angel messenger came
anil gave the disobedient Ataml orders
to go on Into the desert and wild places
and suffer the punishment that was
his due. Ataini's nobility of spirit
showed Itself here, for lie begged the
angel to Intercede that his own pun
ishment might lie doubled and Heba
permitted to return to the garden of
Bdeu aud be given n fresh mate and
II fresh start! You will be apt to think
that this chlvalrle example of gallan
try set by the heroic Ataml has not
been generally emulated by his de-
SceiidautH In that corner of the world
when you see a native walking along
enjoying a smoke or a chew of bhang
while his wife struggles wearily be
hind with the family load on her deli
cate head! _________
Nearly 10.000 Spanish Immigrants
enterisl Cuba during the first three
mouths of the present year. The Cu
ban consuls In Spain sro Instructed to
act as Immigration agents add to
forth the opportunities Cor independ
ence and wen Ith In the Island republic.