Butler citizen. (Butler, Pa.) 1877-1922, December 21, 1905, Image 1

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Best Assortment and Flnst Line Christinas Goods.
Prlcrs lower Than Ever.
Call for Christmas Shopping Booklet
Suitable Gifts for Every Member of the Family.
Gloves, Neckwear, Mn filers, Hosiery, Underwear, Novelties in
Jewelry, Back Comb*. Newest Hand Bags, Lmbrellas, Silks,
Dress GoocU, Handaoioe For Scarfs and Muffs, Dolls, Novelties
of all kinds. Toilet Se.s, Manicure Sets, Smokers' Sets, etc
i |II f»n»«»ir
All millinery 1-2 Price IHfr Week.
sovra Man STKZXT t N(|4
{" I Samples sent on request.
A Remodeling and Sacrifice Sale [<
►1 Great Opportunity to get Your <
ri Christmas Furniture. *
14 Stock Just at Its Best—The Most Complete j
f 2 This store has ever shown
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The whole stock—nothing reserved —must be <
A sold at earliest moment possible. Goods from fac- >
J tory at almost fra-tory prices. Come, take your A
< choice of the entire stock at astonishing discounts >1
> from regular price. " 4
► Every Yard of Carpet to be sold %
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* The entire stock of Ingrain Carpets—Linoleums
I —Mattings at COST. Thousands of yards of best i
J all-wool carpets at loom prices. They're going;
J come quick, or yoy miss a bargain. N m {
\ Bring the measure of your room and we can }
tell just what it will take. ,
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4 Hp. 136 North Main St., Butler. ►
A Call for Underwear
tSo many people put off buying their winter under
wear until the first real cold snap, that In tjieir
harry they do not use discretion in purchasing.
Underwear should fit snugly, thus assuring yon
of comfort, also making the outer garments fit and
hang well. Elasticity is another thing. Be sure
that toe garment has "that give" to it so that there
will be perfect freedom of movement and no tug
ging or pulling. We do all this "joftfclng ont" for
you so there is no fear of inferior goods at this
store. All sorts of material— all best of tbeir kind
i La lies' splendid fleece lined underwear, 25c and 50c
Ladies' fine wool underwear, ft.oo
i Ladies' union fatty. ftOc \a 13-50.
Children's warm underwear, l»c up.
! Men's heavy underwear, 50c np.
Jnat at the present time oar assortment of winter hosiery is very foil
and complete.
Splendid values in ladine' and children's hose and men's socks, at 10c,
}*c, Mfc. Mc and Qoo
New line of fancy neckwear for Christinas trade.
Pine Far. at special lo*» prices.
L. Stein & Son,
I, I I 111 ■ ■ ■■■ IMILUJU. ' ' ' ' 1 1 AJt i
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
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 yon what they are worth to apply on the new instrument
All pianos folly warranted as represented.
A few of the people I bava sold pianos in But]er theifc.
Br. McGurdy Bricker Dr. W. P. McElroy
Fred Porter Sterling Club
Fraternal Order Eagles D F. Reed
Epworth League Woodmen of the World
E. W. Bingham H. A. McPherson
Geo. D. High Misg Anna McOamllusi.
W. J Mates . fl. A. Black
J. S. Thompson Samuel Woods
Joseph Woods Oliver Thompson
S. M. McKee John Johnson
A. W. Boot R. A. Long well
Miss Eleanor Barton J. Hillgard
Mrs. Mary L. Stroup J. E Bowers
W, C CJqrry 0. F. Stepp
6J. Bancs W. J. Armstrong
iss Emma Hughss Miles Billiard
A. W. Mates . Mrs. S. J. Green
W. R. Williams J. R Douthett
Mrs. R. O. Rambaugb E. K Richey
Chas. E. Herr L. 8. Youch
POSITIONS GUARANTEED We suanuitw to re ometul for pulUota, »ll »t«-
•wna uuMnnx I C6l' dent* OLteriuv during ilie pnwaut term Actua
306, 308, 310 Fifth Avenue,
Una* B»fln rlyht »»»y '
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New buildings, new rooms, elegant new eqmpment. excellent courses of
Btudv, best of teachers, expenses moderate, term? \ ER\ t ,
Over $2,000.00 worth of new typewriters in nse (allowing advanced student
from 3 to 4 hours' practice per <lay.i, other equipment m proportion'
Winter Term, Jan 2, liKMi. Spring Term, Apnt 1, liKMi.
Positions secured for our worthy graduates. Visitors always welcome!
When in Butler, pay us a visit. Catalogue and other literature mailed on ap
plication. MAY ENTER ANY TIME.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa
| Fall and Winter Millinery. |
4; Everything in the line of Millinery can be'found, ?g
jg the right thing at the right time at the right price at !j£
|| Phone 656. H8 S. Main St jjj
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 the;fc are all sizes. In the
Men's overcoats they are sizes 34 to 44. In the Boys' they
are sizes 6to 20. Not 2 Overcoats of a kind.
For want of space we cannot describe these 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 $lB, Sale Price $9.89
28 Overcoats, Regular Price sls, 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.
197 South Main Street, r r x r .».*.»» - Butler. Pa
k\¥\u?f mEIN
A' jw" \i Won't buy clothing for the purpose of
JI) i" VX! II spending money. They desire to get the
lTll aI/s II beat possible results of the money expended.
!jl j •'jVj/ \ IJT).] j| Those who buy cngtoia clothing have a
r I iff \rr^WJ Tl to demand a fit, to have tbeir clothes
Xir.l xAMMEI correct in style and to demand qf the
X 'll H * seller to guarantee everything. Come to
jCyIK i us anil there will be njthinar lacking. I
Pw have just received a large stock of Fall
• Ji |1» - and Winter suitings in the latest styles,
1 an( l colors.
Ifr J J G - F - KECK,
JjjUfJ 142 N./Vlain St. f Butler, Pa[
: Bickel's Fall Footwear.
| largest Stock and Most Handsome Styles of k4
> Fine Footwear we Have Ever Shown. T4
► SOROSIS SHOPS. Twel,t Y Fall Styles -Ix.uKOia, Patent WA
i V"V.'Snll kid and Fine Calf Hhoes made in the V*V
{ latest up-to-date styles. Extremely lar«e stock of Misses' and Cbil- BJ
dren's fine shoes in many n*w and i»retty styles for fal). f A
i MFN'S Showing all the latest styles in Men's
° OWVi.O' Fine Shocß aII leathery nn ,| jjtfj. WA
Complete Stock of Boys', Youths' sod Little dents' Fine Shoe*.
! Bargains In School Shoes. K
High-cut copper toe shoes for B<jya and good water proof School Ll
4 Shoes for Girls. j
l Large stock of Women's Heavy Shoes in Kangaroo-calf and r J
" Oil Grain for country wear. L I V
i Rubber and Felt Goods. N
H cloleT^siH' 8 ® 'placed ß Jo JSte very
• J prices and are in a position t<j offer you the loweat oncea for kl
WM best grades of Felts and Itubber Goods 1 for IJ
fi th, vtry low«,t tl
When i;* nued of onr ii De g| Vena a ea j| yi
M Repairing Promptly Done. II
T4 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA. W
fi* fi? fir
106 W. Diamond St. Butler.
North side of Court House.
Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat work, a
At 327 N St.
JAiWES C. 50ybE,iW. D.
Eye, Ear Nose and Throat.
OFFICE HOURS—9 to 10 a. m., 1 to 3
p. m., 7toß p. m. Sunday by appoint
121 E. Cunningham Street, Butler, Pa.
Consultation and examination free.
Office hours—9 to 12 A. M. , 2 to
M., daily except Sunday. Evening
Office—Stein Block, Rooms 9-10, But'
ler, Pa. People's Phone 478.
Teeth extracted absolutely painless.
Take Vitalized Air or Nitrous Oxide.
All work satisfactory.
127J S Main St., BUTLER, PA
Graduate of Dental Department,
University of Pennsylvania.
Office—2ls S. Main Street, Butler, Pa.
Office over Leighner's Jewelry
Butler, Pa
Peoples Telephone 505.
A specialty made of gold fillings, gold
crown and bridge work.
Office in Butler County National Bank
Building, 2nd floor.
Successor to Dr. jobn&ton.
Office at No 114 3. Jeflerson St., over
G. W. Miller's grocerv
Office in Butler County National
Bank building.
Office at No. 8. Wept Diamond St. But
ler, Pa.
Office in Butler County National
Bank building.
Office on Diam ON( J, Butler, Pa.
Special attention J>iyen tp collection*
and business matters,
Office in Wise bnUJiug.
Office in Reit>er building, cornet Main
and E. Cunningham St», Entrance on
Main street.
Office on Main St. near Court HONS'
Office on tioutb side of Diamond,
Butler, Pa.
GFFIU* near Court House
Office In the Negley Building, West
Diamond .
307 Butler County National Bank Bld'g
) Stock and Poultry Food
C 25c, 50c, SI.OU and $3.50 >
r packages. ?
\ ALSO (
J Heave Cure 3
X Worm Powder V
I Colic Cure F
f Silver Pine Healing Oil \
f Pheno Chlor f
r Louse Killer p
\ Harness Soap 3
f Honey—Tar Foot remedy N
J Gall Cure f
C Hoof Ointment 3
Redick & Grohman >
S <O9 North Halo St., $
\ Butler, Pa. L
We can save you money
on your fall suit and fit
you as well as the best and
highest-priced city tailors.
New Fall Goods Just Received
Write us.
Copyright, 1905, byVirgiuia Lt ila Wentz
In the beginning CJreta had dreamed
of romantic love and army or navy
Officers. Thnt was Tvhile her father
lived. When he died, failing to leave
either her mother or her a red copper
nothing but the bi« mansion with the
enormous mortgage on it Cireta,
prompted by her mother, was ready to
marry anything eligible, provided there
was a good substantial bank account.
As far as his physical appearance
went John Selwyn did fairly well. He
was deep chested and broad shoulder
ed and a bit above medium height, llis
chin was firm, his mouth was sensitive
and his eyes were dark and quiet. In
big, practical things, iu the financial
world, iu mines and stock markets be
was at home. In the arena of more
circumscribed things—society with a
capital S and the Infinite trifles that
mnkc up form and manners in that
arena—ho humbly acknowledged that
he was out of place.
As for Greta Weston—well, the
young creature whom God permitted
him lo call wife was to John a being
from a world be had never known!
She was rather a pretty girl and cul
tured, but to him she was fairer tjian
lilies, sweeter than roses, more pre
cious than all rare gems. Her lovely,
delicate face was to him the face of an
angel, and his love for her was a mute
Idolatry. In all his life, not even on
the dear old New England farm, had
he known anything like It.
When John paid off the mortgage
and settled a princely few hundred
thousands oil Greta, Mrs. Weston saw
no reason why the patrician feelings of
herself and daughter should longer be
"If I may make a suggestion." she re
marked haughtily one morning at
breakfast, the morning following a din
ner at which John's Ignorance of table
etiquette had markfd him as an un
speakable kind of skimmed milk
among the social cream, "when you
have finished a course it is customary
to lay your knife und fork on your
plate side by side."
"So sorry. But you see I'm not much
used"— began John humbly.
"Oh, we know," observed Mrs. Wes
ton Icily, "but we'll do what we can to
polish you, at least to save you from
being ridiculous." And then, with his
permission, she began to point out to
him his remissnesses of the night be
fore. For example, It appeared that he
had offered the wrong arui to the lady
whom he took In to dluuer; he had
shaken hands when he should nod and
failed to shake when he should; he
hadn't tak?n the right seat in the car
riage; he hadn't risen when the ladles
left the table. In fact, he l\f,d been a
bull 111 the china from beginning
to last.
"Give me n little time, dear," he said
to Greta a trifle sadly, completely ig
noring her mqthep-"just u little tliuo—
and I'll promise you won't be ashamed
of mo."
If during ibis scene the man ap
peared undignified and weak It ni'Ast
be remembered that lie \vas idolatrous
ly In love Tyith li»s wife. But that very
Idolatry helped him In other-ways, for
love is a famous school mistress. He
had mastered big, practical problems
In life, and he was quit® oonfldeut that
he could conquer these smaller ones.
Pathetically euough, however, his
rapid dally Improvement passed nil uu
noticed iu the eyes of his young wife.
She grew prettier and prettier, her
cheeks more exquisitely p'.uk, her eyes
brighter Put likewise she grew more
anil more capricious niffl manifested
Increased annoyance at his presence.
At first Iu; wondered helplessly, l.ittlo
by little t|ie HCUIOH benttn to Tall from
his eyes.
There was a copy of Sicliel's "Ma
uonna and Child" which hung directly
over the hall mantel. John had bought
tlii' picture became ho fancied the Ma
douuit reseinbied Greta. One evening,
following his wife Into dinner, the fan
cied likeness struck him with renewed
force —she was so richly colored and
beautiful! Absentniludedly he stepped
on her train aud ripped the waist seam
ever so slightly. She turned on him
contemptuously when he apologized,
with an anger born of her condition:
"I)o you mean to keep 011 'begging
pardon' all your life?"
"It was a little accident, dear. I
wouldn't get angry," he remonstrated
soothingly, ot heart very sorry and
very much annoyed at himself.
"Don't call me'my Uoar|'" H 'h t , uasheil
buck, "1
you first as last! I"
"Greta, Greta!" cried Mrs. Weston
warnlngly. But Greta, for the first
time in her life, was beyond the con
trol of expediency.
"I enn't lienr you! I never, never,
never loved you, and now—l can't even
breathe where you are! Oh, If I could
never see you again, If I could never
see you again!" She began to cry and
sob violently, and her mother led her
When Mrs. Weston came down a
half liour later tho dinner table, brll
/antly lighted, gleaming with damask
und silver, was still untouched. John,
who sat bowed in surprise and crushed
grief, slowly raised his head. There
was a pause. The thought that occur
red to Mrs. Weston was that be was
sitting while she was standing—a dls
tlnct violation of etiquette. As for
him well, lie was thinking of other
things. Wewllderedly, he brushed away
a henvy lock that bad fallen over bis
'She said"— he stopped, his voice was
husky—"she said she'd never cared for
me." He swallowed hard again. "Nev
er is that true?"
The woman was frightened. She felt
the sudden iron of his will an«l was
"Answer me. is It?" His command
rang out like a pistol shot, awl a <lan
gerotis gleam lay level In his eyes.
"Yes," she admitted, utterly thrown
off her guard.
"At least," be said finally, and his
voice sounded nillc-i and miles away,
"we have the truth at last. Now we
may understand each other."
From tlutl time on (Jreta wax us
completely Ignored as If she had been
the bisque shepherdess on tlx* drawing
room cabinet. From being cverythlng
lu (lie bouse she aivl her mother had
suddenly becomo nothing. It wan al
most u* if they were remaining there
like tin* mold* on two weeks' notice.
Oue morning tiie.v told lilm that his
wife was culling for lilui. They lei him
Into a cool, film room When lie be
came accustomed t > the hair light lie
saw that Uretn, the pink rose, ha<l
turtle'! to an exquisite white Illy. He
spoke to her gently, considerately, an
the physician had bade tilui. but as to
feeling—liud not she herself killed It?
#ll tjfce dupjiued yi> lovo lu Up
man's nature wont immediately out to
the liuman tritle iu blue ribbons and
lace which the nurse held on a pillow
for his inspection.
John's son and Ueir grew and thrivetl
daily. I.iff for the first time since his
marriage again became invested with
a meaning for .Tcbs, and <lod existed
after all! The father directed his
household with the power and the su
porb Indifference of a king, nnd the
women folk were treated almost as ci
phers. Mr. John Selwyn. a man of af
fairs to be reckoned with, well dressed,
well mannered, polished in speech,
went to his otlices every morning. In
the afternoons he drove out with his son
and his son's nurse in his son's landau
behind his sou's magnificent horses.
From the moment of her child's birth
Greta had felt a tenderness toward
John—the tenderness of a wife who
has borne a man a son. Now she was
beginning to feel other things. She
smiled as she renieniltered her irrita
tion at his social derelictions, his old
time lac;k of etiquette which had seem
ed to her a hopeless stumbling block
in the way of mutual happiness. But
now—even if lie hadn't mastered those
deficiencies, which obviously l>e had—
what were such small matters compar
ed with the power to face the realities
of existence? And how big he was in
all big things:
One day she came to him, a dumb,
pathetic question in each purple eye.
"What Is it?" be asked generously.
Iler short upper lip trembled, and wiih
out warning she burst Into tears.
"I—l want you to love me again,"
she sobbed.
"Love you? As the woman who
bears my name, as the mother of my
son—why, I could scarcely help but do
"No, no:'' she v-ried. as one who really
suffers. "I don't mean that way. I
want yon to love me as you used to.
I'm just longing to have you come and
kiss me—when you don't have to, you
He stood precisely where he was,
gauging the sobbing little figure for a
long, long while in utter silence. First
he measured her severely, then tjues
tlonlngly. Last of all, a sudden soft
ness stole over him nnd swept him off
bis feet.
Without a word, but with eyes that
were wet, he crossed the room and
took her proteetingly in his big arms.
Just then the nurse fetched their small
son in, crowing with delight.
A Ministerial Doubt.
The new pastor of the country church
was an eminently practical man as
well as a gqod Christian, and on the
occasion of his first sermon he pro
ceeded at Its close to test the practical
Christianity of his hearers,
"I should like to know," he said,
glancing over the congregation, "how
many women In this assembly have not
spoken a harsh word to their husbands
during the past four weeks."
There was a stir the auditors,
but no o'Uer indication that the shot
bad told. t
"Indeed," he went on, "I am so aux
ious to know that t shall ask that all
the women who have not done so rise
to their feet aud bo couuted."
He paused a moment and waited.
One rose far over the corner, then
another near her, nnd soon they had
Come up all over the house until there
were at least fifty on the floor. The
preacher counted them carefully. Then
be added;
"Fifty-two," be said, "Well, really,
dear friends, I bad 110 Idea there were
BO many widows In this community."—
London Tit-Bits.
A Deadening Habit,
A fault finding, crltldstug habit is
fatal to all excellence. Nothing will
strangle growth quicker than a tenden
cy to bunt for flaws, to rejoice in the
unlovely, like a hog which always has
his nose in the mud and rarely looks
up. The direction In which we look In
dicates the life aim, and people who are
always looking for something to crit
icise for the crooked and the ugly,
who are always suspicious, who In
variably Uvak at the worst side of oth
i>r«, are but giving the world a picture
ff themselves.
This disposition to see the worst in
stead of the best grows on one very
rapidly until It ultimately strangles ull
that is beautiful and crushes out all
that is good In himself. No matter
how many times your confidence has
been betrnyed, do not nllow yoursolf
to sour, do not lose your faith In peo
ple. The bad are the oxceptious. Most
people are honest aud true und mean
to do what Is tight.— O. S. Marden In
Success Magashie.
It la (he National 1)1 vrrnlon of th*
Hlanifif l'eoplr.
Betel nut chewing Is the national di
version of the Siamese. Every one
from high to low is addicted to Uie
habit, and preparation of the quid for
those too poor lo own Ingredients aud
boxes is in every town quite a busi
ness of itself. In the smallest settle
ments one sees peddlers squatting be
fore their trays of little boxes holding
lime und seeds of tobacco and pack
ages of syrab, or green betel leaves.
The betel tree Is among the most com
mon In Slain, sending up a trunk some
times full sixty feet, always, like the
cocoanut, limbless except for its bush
of a top, where, again like the cocoa,
the nuts grow In closely attached
bunches, to harden and redden before
The cardamom seed, or clove, is an
extra of the well to do and especially
of the women. Tho common habit
among men of the country is to add a
pinch of tobacco after first rubbing it
over their gums. The bright red saliva
from chewing Is, iu the town house,
carefully deposited In a haudnouie sil
ver receptacle. In the up country
house silts between the open bamboo
flowing obviate the necessity for such
niceties. But always on formal occa
sion, even in the Jungle edge, the betel
nut cliewcr carries bis box for the free
ly flowing Juice that stains the teeth
a deep red, which among the better
class with care and attention becomes
a highly polished black.
And this Is true even of Slam's most
enlightened classes, whom contact with
the outside world appears not to win
from the betel nut and discolored teeth.
In Bangkok I talked with ono of royal
blo<Kl und his wife, both of whom hud
lived several years In England, yet the
teeth of each were black as ebony, aud
the woman frankly expressed her dis
gust at the white teeth of foreigners.
l>o«s aud other four fooled animals,
she declared, have white teeth. Bless
e«l Is contentment!— Outing.
The Il»-»t Gnlde to ItnxlliiK.
Of all the gifts-an older brother or
Ister can conici' upon a youuger child
lone can compare with the taste for
rfood l ailing. Uls an easy matter for
the elder to the right bock to thu
little reader at the right time, and no
lusting benefit can he given with so
little effort. See that you are able to
act as u wise guide when the llttlo
brother'u or bister's hand Is put so con
fidingly In jours.—Bt- Nicholas.
Matsukl, the Juggler, Held an Audi
ence Spellbound While the Theater
Attache* Were Fighting a Bad Fire
Behind the Sceaea.
Satsuma Matsukl, a Japanese juggler
and acrobat, was filling an engage
ment at Burlington. His marked abil
ity as a magician caused the opera
house to be crowded every evening.
One feat in particular Interested his
audience. Lying prone upon his back,
he would toss a long, light table back
ward and forward iu all conceivable
positions to the time of lively music,
his tiny feet keeping the table perfect
ly balanced.
It was Saturday evening. Satsuma
Matsukl had been performing for an
hour. ll* had astonished his audience
with a score of wonderful achieve
ments, but as yet he had not perform
ed with the table resting on his feet
Matsuki passed into oue of the dress
ing rooms to change his costume.
Scarcely had he closed the door when
be heard a sound that made bis heart
stand still for a moment—a crackling
and a hissing—and the next Instant a
long tongue of flame leaped from the
stairway, enveloping a window. Oth
ers in the renr of the stage discovered
the flames at the same instant, and a
fierce battle was begun between the
attaches of the theater and the raging
fire. For one brief instant Matsukl
stood irresolute. The fire was confined
within the dressing room of the right
wing, and as yet no one In the audi
euce had an Inkling of the grave dan
ger that threatened the house. Those
fighting the flames knew that a terrible
panic would ensue the moment that
the spectators realized the danger.
Matsuki understood the situation, too,
and in that moment of hesitation he
Eaw the part that he must act.
Matsukl was before his audience,
lie had placed the rugs hastily in posi
tion that he might rest easily. A mo
ment later and the orchestra com
menced playing. Matsukl bad balanc
ed the table and was gracefully danc
ing It back and forth, keeping perfect
time with his dainty feet. Shortly the
measure of the music was quickened,
and he was obliged to move uiore
quickly. At one time the table would
be at an angle of forty-five degrees and
again at ninety degrees and the next
moment perfectly perpendicular. The
long table seemed fairly alive.
Meanwhile those fighting the fire
bad worked bravely, and success was
crowning their efforts. They beard
the music of the orchestra, and they
know that Matsukl was doing his part
to hold the attention of the people. A
few moments more and all danger of a
stampede would bo past.
"Fire!" Some one had seen a puff
of smoke issue from the right wing of
tUe stage.
"Ye ar, Aire!" And Matsukl sent the
table nearly to the celling, turning a
complete somersault in its flight. The
audience shouted with delight.
For twenty minutes Matsukl had
been In constant activity. The veins
6tood out upon bis arms and temples
like whipcords.
"Firel" Another bad noticed a puff
of smoke.
"Ye ar, Hire!" And again was the ta
ble hurled aloft and caught again with
the same dexterity.
The conductor of the orchestra knew
not wbut It all meant. At first he
thought that Mutsukl had gone mad.
Never before bad he dared so much.
■lf he was mad, surely uo one could
deny hlB astonishing skill.
A moment later the stage manager
walked across the stage and whisper
ed something to Matsukl, at the same
time placing tho table on the floor.
Matsukl was unable to rise. Attend
ants lifted the brave fellow and car
ried blni behind the scenes. Yery
shortly the manager returned, and
when he spoke bis voice was sadly
"Ladles and gentlemen," said he,
passing his hand across his forehead,
"I have no doubt that you have great
ly enjoyed Satsuma Matsukl's perform
ance this evening. He has well merit
ed your generous applause, more, per
haps, than you Imagine. I have to In
form you that Satsuma Matsukl alone
bns stood between you and death for
the past twenty minutes or more. The
danger Is past now, and you are liberty
to leave this building, but permit me to
say before you dopart that our friend
Matsukl has lost bis entire magician's
outfit, which cost him over a thousand
dollars. Fire has completely destroy
ed his property. I leave It with you
to do what Is right, and those who de
sire to show tbeir gratitude for what
Matsukl has done this evening can
meet me here on tbo platform,"
There was uo hesitation. A long
line of men and women was quickly
formed, aud for an hour the manager
received tho contributions of those who
wished to show their gratitude. When
the amount was counted, pledges nnd
all, something over 11,600 was found.—
Sbr Thought of Him. •
She—Oh, Mr. Borem, how do you do?
I was talking to Mrs. Nexdore Just
now, und I couldn't help thinking of
you. He—And was she discussing me?
She— Xot exactly. She was comment
ing on the weather and Just asked me
If I could Imagine anything more tire
some and dlsugreeable.—Philadelphia
The steamship Korea, which arrived
at San Francisco from the orient re
cently, brought the moot valuable con
signment of raw silk ever landed In
this country. It was worth $2,450,000.
It was dispatched east In haste the
EQQ3O night, 3,300 bales of it.
Wlirn Zoolaclril I'nrk Hlrd» Uo Into
Winter Quartern.
The Andean condor in the flying cage
at tho Bronx Zoological park. New
York, turued his scrawny bead to one
side and squinted down at the ground
beneath him over his broad white ruff.
Evidently something was happening
on the ground that was unusual. The
clumsy pelicans were shoving them
selves off for a heavy winged flight
with an expedition that Indicated that
they were Iu a perturlied state of
mind. Five men had Just eutered tho
cage. They had nets with them. Evi
dently something of Importance was
about to be done.
The men distributed themselves
about tho cage, some In tho middle
and some at the ends. For a couple
of hours the scene reminded ono of a
chid:en roost which bus suddenly been
disturbed. For ull their appearance of
wisdom the birds soon displayed tbo
fact that they were easily "rattled."
They figuratively, as well as literally,
"flew all to pieces." The birds, tired
out. one after another, were captured
aud carded out to a smaller lnclosuro
In a closed building. The condor dis-
No. 50.
proved the paying of the Spanish sage
regnnllug tlie catching of old birds
with chaff. He left his perch and de
scended to get a better view of the
trouble. Finding himself too near for
comfort, he flew back again. Then be
lost liis head with the others and, flap
ping hither and thither in bis unga'niy
fashion, soon fonnd himself upon the
ground again. One of the men grabbed
him by the bead. Another threw a
pair of arms around his body and held
his wings closely. Not without a phys
ical protest did the condor njccßm»- to
the inevitable. He tried to spread his
wings. lie tried to wrench bis bead
away. The men from previous expe
rience knew what to expect should he
succeed in doing either. On one occa
sion the condor bad bitten the forearm
of one of the men, cutting through
three thicknesses of cloth with the fa
cility of a razor. They did not care to
furnish bones from their persons for
his loathsome blrdsbip.
Moving a condor, or any of the other
birds, for that matter, from the out
door flying cage to the warmer winter
quarters, and vice versa, is a Jol> re
quiring care. The condor must DO»- be
squeezed too hard, for that would in
jure him. He must not have too mucb
freedom for the play of bis wings, for
"better one fcyrde in hand than tea in
the wood."
"You must keep your head level
when carrying a condor," remarked
one of the keepers. "Yon can't let
yourself get nervous when you feel -his
wings pushing out under your arms.
If he should get his wings loose, why, -
you might see him climbing the sky.
And if you press them too tight you
may not only hurt him, but In your ex
citement forget about his head. If his
head gets loose, why, you have a fight
on your hands, so there you are."
While there are many tropical ani
mals at the Zoological park and in Cen
tral park which nAist be housed
through the winter, yet with the mod
ern equipments of the two menageries
the animals do not have to be moved
when the season changes. They are
simply shut Inside or outside of thefr
winter shelter, as the case may be.—
New York Tribune.
Qutr Nubia, Where the Inhabitant*
Merer Take a Bath.
The masseur had just returned from
Nubia, the birthplace of massage.
"I didn't learn as much as I expected
to," he said, "but I got hoid of two
movements that will eradicate wrin
kles and remove fat in an Incredible
"Nubia is a queer place. They have
BO Utile water there that they never
take baths. The 'masseh,' or kneading,
whence our word 'massage,' Is the
bath's substitute. You strip, He down
and are covered from head to foot with
a cream made of mutton fat, mink,
sandalwood powder and certain plant
juices. Then you are kneaded, you
are massaged. I studied the Nubian
movements thoroughly and learned, as
IK say, good tilings.
"The Nubians are a handsome and
queer race. They hunt elephants with
the sword. A hunter steals upon a doz
ing elephant and slashes him in the
back of the leg,ten inches above the
hoof, nils cut severs the artery, and
the elephant Meeds to death.
"They cook meat on hot stones.
First they build a fire, then they put
big stones on It, and when the »tone*
are hot enough they clean them of
ashes and embers carefully and throw,
on the meat. This is a better way of
cooking thun the broil, for It preserves
all the meat Juices. But greenhorns
don't know what kind of stone# to use.
Most kinds heated explode.
"The Nubians are shapely and hand
some. They never wrinkle, they n<":>'er
get fat, their skins are smooth «nd
fine. They Impute these graces to the
'masseh'—the massage—that they take
regularly three or four times a wuok.
Ever} - masseur ought to go to Nubia
If be wauts to learn his business thor
One-third of the land surface of the
globe is covered with trees.
A Birmingham man named Batchelor
has just married n young lady nr.nied
A penny Is estimated to change
hands about 125,000 times in the course
of Its life.
A paper chimney fifty feet high ond
fireproof Is a curiosity to be seen at
llrcslau, Germany.
Cats are licensed In Berlin, and ev
ery cat In that city must wear a metal
badge bearing a number.
Gibraltar may fairly be called the
land of tunnels, there being over sev
enty miles of burrowed rock.
London has only one rnllc of tram
ways to every aO.OOO of her population.
Manchester has one to every 5,600.
The China Times of Peking is ls-ued
in seven languages—Chinese, Japanese,
English, French, German, Russian and
The Nile Is noted for the variety of
Its fish. An expedition sent by th«
British museum brought home 9,000
Glasgow has the largest tramway,
system of auj town in the British
Isles. Manchester stands second, while
Liverpool makes a bad third.
Lion tamers frequently perfum®
themselves with lavender. There la, It
is said, no record of a lion ever having
attacked a trainer who had taken the
precaution of using this perfume.
In FIJI the coinage consists chiefly
of whales' teeth, those of greater value
being dyed roil. The natives exchange
twenty white teeth for one red one, u>
we change copper for sliver.
Where Vuarla Have Urea.
Painted on the prow of nearly all the
Junks, or fhlnese sailing yessels, are
to bo seen huge eyes. It is believed
by tho superstitious inhabitants of Chl
na that If the eye, which is ralseu as
in relief, wus not thero tho vessel co'ild
not see where to go and would there
fore come to destruction. Eve" if
when nt sea the eye got destroyed o»
dumngi-d nnolher would have to be
painted In at once. No Chinaman -.rill
Hull ou a junk which Is not adoried
by an eye, and oven an English pas
senger boat which plies between two
Chinese towns has a huge eye painted
on each side of her paddle boxes.
Whitman on Enenon.
I often say of Emerson that the per
sonality of the man—the wonderful
heart and soul of the man, present in
all be writes, thinks, does, hopes—goes
far toward Justifying the wbolt lit
erary business—the whole raft, good
and bad; the entire system. You see
I find nothing in lltcrnture that is val
uable simply for Its professional qual
ity Literature Is only valuable lu
measure of the passion—the blood
muscle—with which It la
which concealed and actlva^^^^^^H
Whitman In Canuleu"