Newspaper Page Text
THE MODERN STORE-
_ ,f ■ • . -
New Spring Goods for Season
of 1906 Arriving Daily.
N*w Percales, Dress Ginghams, Dress
Goods, White Goods, Embroideries,
Laces, Ribbons, Lace Collars, Belts, etc.
Some Big Bargains left in Ladies'
Undermuslins and a new lot to go '
on sale this week.
The Ladies' Home Journal Style Book
for March will be herewith something
new. Don't fail to get one free.
SOUTH Kill STREET | rtQf
f LlI Samples sent on request. .
OPPOSITE HOTBL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA
A The "Black Hand" H
w At Brown & Co's. «
M Not the kind you have been reading of in the
[4 papers recently—iut the kind that hurts us and PJ
Ii helps you.
ft March Ist! March lst!--# H
Our reduction sale on Furniture will positively ij
close March Ist. Your opportunity is now, m
j ""illll-Look at .These prices:*l||li«" J
m Mahoeany Davenport, was |BB, now .$19.00 >1
Mahogany Library Case, wass24.so, n0w.... 16.50 M
' Birdseye Toilet Table, was sl2, now 7.00
4 Mahogany Toilet Table, was sl7, now 11.00 >3
. Oak Bed Room Suit, was $45, now j 35.00 £
' Dressera that were sl2 and sl4, now 9.00
This is the way yon buy all over this store until March Ist, A
► only. Look at the saving—come take your choice of our immense C
( stock and give us the room at cnce. > 1
> Carpets! Carpets! Carpets! i|
. We will oontlnne sale of Carpets as advertised, at COST. M
' Greatly reduced prices on all Brussels carpets and rugs of all
< kinds. ►
Bring the measure of your room and make the saving from our <
W large stock of new patterns. W
( BROWN &• CO. |
K " No. 136 North Main St., Butler. p
I Duffy's Store 1
I Not one-bit too early to think of that new Carpet, or I
I perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpet ■
H size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car
■ pet stock is one of the largest and best assorted in But
■ ler county. Among which will be found the following:
I EXTRA SUPER ALL WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS.
H Heavy two and three ply 05c per yd and up
■ HALF WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS.
■ Beet cotton chain 50c per yd and up
■ BODY BRUSSELS,
■ Simply no wear ont to these $1.85 yd
■ TAPESTRY BRUSSELS,
H Light made, but very Good 65c per yd up
I STAIR CARPETS
H Bpdy and Tapestry Brussels, Half and All Wool Ingrains.
I HARTFORp AXMINSTERB,
H Prettiest Carpet made, as durable too $1.35
■ RAG CARPETS. Genuine old-fashioned weave. H >
■ MATTING, Hemp and Straw.
■ RUGS-CARPET SIZES.
■ Azminster Rugs, Beauties too $22 each and up
H Brussels Rugs, Tapestry and Body sl2 each and np
■ Ingrain DrugKets. All and Half Wool $5 each and up
H Linoleums, Inlaid and Common, all widths and grades
H Oil Cloths, Floor, Table, Shelf and Stair.
H Lace Curtains, Portiers, Window Shades, Curtain Poles; Small Hearth
H Rugs, all styles and sizes.
I Duffy's Stor^»
■ MAIN STREET, BUTLER.
You can save money by purchasing your piano of
W. . NEWTON, "file Piano Ma«."
'fhe expense bi Funning a Music Store is as follows:
Rent, per annum $780.00
Clerk, per annum $312.00
Lights, Heat and incidentals . . , $194.00
J have no store and can save you this expense when you buy of l^o.
I sell pianos for cash or easy monthly payments. I taire pianos or organs in
And allow yoa what they are worth to apply on- the new instrument
All pianos fnl|y warranted as represented.
MY PATRONS ARE MY REFERENCE.
p)W of the people I have sold pianos in Butler Ask them
Dr. McCurdy 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 'J
Geo. D. High Miss Anna McCandless
W. J. Mates E. A. Black
J. S Thompson Samuel Woods" '
. osepfa Oliver Thompsoa
0 M. ' MfcKrt* John Johnson •*
RoOt" R: A. Longwell
Hi«s Eleapor Bortop J. Hillgard
Mr». Vary L Stropp J E. Bowers
W." C Carry C. F. Steppi
A. W. Mates Mrs. S. J. Green
W. R. Williams J. R Douthett
Mrs. R. O. Rumbaugh E. E. Richey
Chas. E. Herr L S. Youch
PEOPLE'S PHONE 426.
Subscribe for the CITIZEN
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
J BICKEL'S |
j Great Bargain Sale, ij
•J An immense Stock of Seasonable Footwear to be k «
closed out in order to reduce our extremely »J
large stock Te
M Bi§ Bargains in All Lines.
Ladies" Fur Trimmed Felt Slippers, price *l.2s—reduced to.. 75c fi
ll Ladies' Warm Lined Shoes, price |1.50-reduced to SI.OO L
v M Ladies' Warm Lined Shoes, price f 1 25—reduced to ose 0 j
One lot Ladies' 3.50 Hand turn and Hand-welt Shoes reduced to 2.2 )
B j One lot Ladies' 300 Fine Patent Leather Shoes, button or lace, k «
tM reduced to ••••• ~2. ;
LN| One lot Ladies' s2.fto Fine Donjrola Patent tip Shoes reduced to 1.6 > w A
& 1 One lot Ladies'l.so Fine Dongola Patent tip Shoes reduced to 1.10 Iffl
f A One lot Children's Fine Shoes, sizes 4to 8, reduced to 45c N
One lot Infanta's Fine Shoes, sizes 0 to 4, reduced to lJc y £
|] Men's Fine Box-calf, Vici-kid and Patent Leather Shoes, a TO
YA regular price $3.50 and $4.00 —reduced to 2.50
kl Men's Working Shoes, regular price s2.oo—reduced to. ••••••• J-40
One lot Boys' Fine Satin-calf Shoes, regular price I.so—reddto 1.00 »
One lot Men's Fine Slippers reduced to 40c 1
W A Ladies' Lamb-wool Indoles, regular price 25c —reduced to 15c W A
L • Misses' and Children's Lamb-wool Insoles, regular price 20c--at be
M All Felt Boots and Overs, all Stockings and
Overs, Warm-lined Shoes and Slippers, also balance
T4 of our stock of Leggins and Over-Gaiters to be in
eluded in this GREAT BARGAIN SALE. t,«
Sole Leather and Shoemakers' Supplies. pj
Repairing Piomptly Done.
[1 JOHN BICKELH
- BWLER //
New buildings, new rooms, elegant new equipment, excellent courses of
stadv, best of teachers, expenses moderate, terms VERY LIBERAL!
Over $2,000.00 worth of new typewriters in use (allowing advanced students
from 3 to 4 hours' practice per day), other equipment in proportion
Winter Tenu, Jau. ii, lDO«. Spring Term, April 2, 190<i.
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, a
J Fall and Winter Millinery. |
*1; Everything in the line of Millinery can be found,
jg the right thing at the right time at the right price at -g
I ROCKENSTEIN'S I
§ Phone 656. 148 S. Main St. ji|
Preparatory to the ANNUAL
we will otfer remarkable values at our PRE
INVENTORY SALE OF MEN'S AND BOY'S
CLOTHING. Owing to the extensive assort
ment it is impossible to give a detailed descrip
tion of all articles. We have planned -to make
this sale of greater importance than ever, and
will place on sale thoroughly reliable and stylish
apparel at figures that are below all possible com
petition. There is something worth investigat
ing in every line of the magnetic bargains.
137 South Main Street. Butler. Pa.
m I ft IU# f EIN
fi\ir n? I
41) /fnS IS spending money. They desire to get the
HI 1 ni/y ( - '] best possible results of the money expended.
Ali 1 illkf \ \i| tjrj) )II Those who buy custom clothing have a
fllTl ii right to demand a fit, to have their clothes
,/slrl ' < correct in style and to demand of the
/ alt ' seller to guarantee everything. Come to
Jap} '•* 3 us and there will be nothing lacking. I
pts* l|Wy ,-i have just received a large slock of Fall
' | 1A ;;i and Winter snitingj in tho styles,
\ V'ljj i shades and "
"" JIRIJ g. p. keck,
f H MERCHANT TAIfeOR,
LiA* Jr. 142 N. Main St., Rutl?r. P/«
I J. Q. & W. CAMPBELL. |
§bU I LK, PA. &
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
WEST PENNSYLVANIA DIVISION.
Schedule 111 effect Jan. I, 190<>
Trairs lea", e BUTLER as follows:
F«ir Allegheny and way tftaiionn, 6:15 and »
m, stii'l 4.2) p m. week davs: 7.30 a ra. an I 5. 0
l». ro. Suimaj .
For TitUburg ami w:ty etitioua 8.10 a. m. ami 2.30 i>.
nj. wet k 'lavs.
For i; *ir*TfUt* lutereectidii, Altoooa, Harris!»org,
Philadelphia out 1 the Eaftt.ti. la and 10.35 a in. and
2J30 \k in k day*; 7.20 a. m. Sunday*.
BUFFALO AND ALLEGHENY VALLEY
Trains leave via KISKIMINETAS JUNCTION
F-r Buffalo 8.40 a.m. *.v. t-k s 1.'&) a, nt. Sun
F.r Hod Bank and oil City. 8.4*. 10.35 a. m.
;ind 4.30 p. m. we# k days 7.2-> a. m. and 5.05 p. n».
For Kittanning and way stations 6.15 10.33 a.
ia. aud 4.20 p. ni. week day.*: 7.20 a. ra. and 505
p. m. Sundays
Foi detailed ixiXonnatioL*, apply to ticket a/ent or
adurt-se Tho*. K. Watt, i'ast. Apt. Western District,
:»60 fifth Av#»nn<\ Pittsburg, Pn
W. W. ATTERfcI'RY. J P. WOoD
Gen'l Manager. Pas /r Trsffc Mannger.
GEO W Bo VD. CJ ;neral PwseDKer Asett.
Ii K & P It K
Time table in effect Nov. 19, 1905
Passenger trains leave and arrive at
Bntler as follows:
LEAVE FOR NORTH.
7:30 a. in., mixed for Punxsutawney,
Dn Bois and intermediate stations.
10:3:1 a. m. daily, vestibnled day ex
press for Buffalo, connects at Aflhford,
week days, for Rochester.
5:50 p. in. local for Punx'y, Du Bois
and intermediate stations.
11:31 p. m. night express for Buffalo
ARRIVE FROM NORTH.
0:10 a, m. daily, night express from
Buffalo and Rochester.
9:30 a.m. week days, accomodation
4:50 p.m. daily, vestibnled day express
from Buffalo. Has connection at Ash
ford week days from Rochester.
8:07 p.m. week days, mixed train
from Du Bois and Punxsntawney.
D Trains leave the B. & O. Station,
Httsburg for Buffalo and Rochester
at 9:00 a.in. and 10:00 p.m.. and for local
points as far as Dußois daily at 4:20 p.
m. week days.
BESSEMER & LAKE ERIE RAILROAD
TIME TABLE In eltect September 17th, 1905.
EASTERN STANDARD TIME
(Readrp) Daily Except Sunday (Read down)
10 114 I 12 | RTATIO ~ I »111 I 13
t p. m. p.m.'p.m.! ni.\nurvs. !a.m.a. 111. p.ra.
10 OS; 4 OOj 3 00BulTalo(TUL.S.11.S.) 3 4510 00 100
P. in. p. m. a. iu.i a. m. p. m. p. ni.
7 13 1 4SIO 2 Erie 7 1 Oh i 57
6 ol |!0 0? Kiurvitiw 7 29 5 21
6 41* 1 0; 9 45' Ciirard 7 401 1 41 5 83
6 24: | 9 871 Cranesville 8 001 "< 49
6 551 PsujiO OUjAr-Conneiiut..liV; 7 00 12 01 5 10
5 10|12 ol| 7 00,Lv..Conneaut_Aril0 00 ' G 55
6 21 12 4S. 9 2.3 Albion- I 8 03 1 59 5 53
f6 10 fl2 35 f9 10 1 Shad eland f8 14 fi 10 f6 01
5 0719 32; 9 07' Kpringboru „... 617213 CO7
J! 02 12 27i 9 02;..<:onncautville... 8 22 2 IX f. 12
7 0712 45| 9 'A Ar..Mt>advole..LY 7 30i 1 55 4 58
4 5811 2HI 7 301.V.XIeadYillfc Ar 920 312 707
6 4012 18 8 53 .V.'.'on't Lake.Xv 7 55 2 23' 5 25
5 2511 «: 7 55Lv.Con't Lake.Ar 8 531 2456 40
5 48 10 50 Ar.XiiiesYille.Xv 8 27! I 6 17
"5 13 12 101 8 43'...Moadville Jet . ("8 43! 2 37 0 32
f5 27ni 55 8 27' Uartstowil f8 57 f2 40 G46
5 13111 41 8 12 Osgood 9 12 f3 03 7 00
6 0511 35 8 03 Greenville 9 201 3 10 7 08
5 (Hill 28 755 . Shenango. ... 3 3 If. 715
4 4311 12 7 38 Fredonia 9 «l 3 32 7 33
4 28 10 58 7 23 Mcrccr 9 Bs 3 48 7 48
4 0210 35 7CO Grove City 10 23 4108 15
f3 47]f10 23< a.m Harrlsville 'flO 38 f4 22 p.m.
3 1110 18 Uranchton jio 43 42*
II 30t Ar Milliard...Ly| 7 05i 2 10
2 lo 7 05...1.v11i!1:ur! . Aril_3,' 6 17 .. .
3 3710 14 I Keister„. 10 47i 4 31
3 2310 02' |...Euclid U 04' 4 45....
_ I 7 28 'Lv.._.Kaylor ... Arl IG 20 p.m.
2 551 9 35[ _1..... 7yutler - |II 3(H iTlOj 4~00
1 15 8 15 )Lv. Allegheny.Arj 1 Otv G 85
p. ma. m.l .J 'p. m. p. m.:p. in.
Train No.l leaving Greenville at G:47 a. m.;
Shenango 6:s4:l"redouia 7:13: Mercer 7:27: Grove
City 7:50; Keister 8:17; Butler 9:00, arrives in
Allegheny at 10:25 a. m.; connects at Queen
Junction with trains to and from Kaylor, and
at Branehton from Billiard and Annandale.
Train No. 2 leaving Allegheny at3:oop.m.;
Butler 4:45; Keister 5:32: Grove City 5:55; Mercer
6:21; Fredonia 6:38; Shenango 6:55, arrive? in
Greenville at 7:00 p. m.; connects oi tjneen
Junction with trains to and from Kaylof, ttnd
at Branchion for HHKaH. " :
E. H. tITI.Ey, £. I). COMSTOCE,
General ilaiiager. Gen'l Pass. Agent.
WiiHlelrt K It Co Time Table
In effect May 29th, 1903.
STATION* |AM PSI
Leavci West Wtufleld 7 30 2 45
" Boggsville 745 300
" Irun Bridge 755 3io
Winfield junction 8 10 3 25
" Lane 820 335
" Butler Juuctioii 825 340
Arrive Cutler 10 23 5 05
Arrive Allegheny . .. 500
Arrive BlairevUie 1 05 6 42
" KASTWAUS ~
STATIONS. ; > U V M
Leave h'airtvilU 7 SO 2 15
" Allegheny 8 25 2 20
" Butler 8 40 2 30
" Butler Junction 10 00 440
" Laue 10 03 443
" Winfiehl Junction 10 15 455
" Iron Bri.lge ,H0 2" 505
" Boggnrille :i5 515
Arrive Went Win"-,' j 110 50 530
Trai;,3 stop at uane ana Iron Bridge only on Flag to
take on or leave off passengers,
Traius Connect at Butler JuncUon with:
Trains Eastward for Frcepcrt, Vaafiarjpift and
Trains Westward f, r v\
Northward tor iuuQblirs.M&t wood and But
B. G. BEALOR,
Kcport of the ..Mutual Farmer's
lire Insurance Company of
11 annalist own and ViclnHy.
Cash oil liands V'.ee. 3f, i'JO4 .;sj,uG2 U
Bacelrett f(om now policies
during i9US 43« Tl- i2.tSe st
I'ald i>t.vid Leech. Summit
township i 409 00
Paid L. C. Ehrmaii, Bufl'alo
township 1,159 00
Paid George Harbison, Buf
falo township 9 S2
Pal Jacob Frederick. Sum
mit township.. . inliu
Paid for'n Fccto,' faes 1r.197
. u.u lu.- apvfaiser rees 5 00
niM i"v salary for manager
and directors 549 00
Paid for rent, stationery and
advertising 17 75 52.i13 04
Amount of cash In treasurer's of
fice, December 31, "(0£
TR i«)«.umt>er, jj. KHM 1,500.901 (Hi
U'ritfen ;.nd renewed during 1905.. 112,J0n00
Total amount fi,679,101 po
Expired and withdrawn within VJ~' ii.Uito 06
In force in Def.ewtior3i, luos. (1.037.110 00
Total amount of cash received by assess
ments since organization of the company
Mooch 23, iB6O, $88,710.49.
Total amount paid for losses during 40
Average expenses per year (luring 48years
Total number o'
Dece-rho l^. 1,150.
XV. Wine. Ai.fiioxsE Khausk,
President. . Secretary.
Marwood, Pa., January 2, I'JOO.
± "Wit slf vl^
T 1* »T« ?(•
Strictly High Grade |
% PIANOS AND ORGANS, f
I Come and see me when |
| you buy; also sheet music 1
| or anything In the music I
I line. I
| W. A. F. GROHMAN, 1
* Music instructor and Piano Tuner. *
M Nest door to Y H C U, 2
i*aopi«rs PiiOiia. x
* QEOHMAN S ML t SIC STORE. *
I Orchestra furnished for all
I »T» •>» I> T »T» i» »P «i» T
By Claude pamarea
Copyright. lUuj, by Homer Sprajjr.e
The great steamer plowed its way on
ward. each tlirob of the engines bring
ing her nearer to the destined haven.
I'ar up in the bow stood a man and a
woman watching through the darkness.
Plymouth would be reached early next
morning. In silence the two stood gaz
ing at ihe distant lights now beginning
to flash out. This meant the close of
the voyage, the end of a week of rare
At first the man had paid but scaut
heed to the slender, dark eyed woman
who faced him at the long table. lie
was off for a rest and did not care to
meet people. But something in the
quiet, restrained glance attracted blin,
and later, when he saw her on deck
struggling with steamer rugs, it seemed
only civil to offer his assistance.
Henceforth they fell into the way of
being together. They read and criti
cised each other's books and maga
zines. they spent much time pacing the
deck, and now had come the last night
of it all. She was leaving the ship at
Plymouth; he was going on to Cher
bourg. The man was the first to speak.
"And am I never to see you again?"
She shook her head.
"It is very unlikely."
"You mean" — he demanded.
"I mean that it is best not." was the
quiet answer, but he bent rebelliously
"Listen," he said determinedly. "I
know that It is far too soon to speak,
that you»have known me barely a
week, yet when you talk in this way
say that we shall not meet again"—
"You know nothing of me either,"
broke in the woman hurriedly—"who
1 am or whence I come."
"I know you are the loveliest and
sweetest woman in the world," he said,
with a stubborn frown, "and that I"
"No, no," cried she sharply. Then
she lifted her head. "I have not told
you the whole truth," she said, a quiet
dignity in her bearing. "I am indeed
Mrs. Raymond, and my husband Is
dead, but—l am also Russell Ban
"Bancroft's sister." He repeated
the words incredulously. "Bancroft's
sister." His voice betrayed only an
amazed bewilderment, but the wom
an, sensitively alivo to every intona
tion, heard or fancied a certain hidden
repugnance beneath the surprise. Her
breath fluttered; then she pulled her
self together. »
"So I am sure you will agree with
me that any further friendship be
tween us is impossible," she said clear
ly. "Good night and goodby."
Before he could divine her intention
she had stepped toward the compan
ion way. The next moment She wn«
gone. The man turned bac'j to the rail.
"Baiu-roft'o sister," he said again,
his eyes resting vaguely, unseemlngly
upon the tumbling waters. "Bancroft's
Below in the narrow liaie cabin Mrs.
Raymond threw herself upon the bunk.
The heavy tears hung upon her lashes.
He hated her then. She wondered at
it in a dull sort of way. Yet who
really could wonder that the very name
of Bancroft should be distasteful lu his
cars? She knew the whole wretched
story. The two men had been chums
at school, roommates at college. She
recollected the tall lad whom Russell
had brought home for an occasional
visit. Then had come Cortwright's en
gagement. The cards were out, the
wedding drees Unished. Bancroft was
to be best man Yud then two
before the day set Bancroft, the tru*t*
ed, the belovtxl friend, had fled with his
chum's bride, leaving a wild, incoher
ent note in which they pleaded their
Child as she had been, Mrs, J»ay
iiioinl well tim tremendous
u und stirred, her passion
ate sympathy for the half stunned
Cortwright. But the affair slid Into
history, like everything else. After that
Russell and his wife lived ab-road. She
herself had grown up, married and be
come a widow. Her marriage had not
proved exactly a success, yet she had
mourned her husband deeply and sin
cerely, never considering the possibil
ity of her yiarrying again. Then had
«:ome this steamer acquaintance with a
uinu Singularly congenial In tastes and
Ideas. Iler learning of his identity had
been a shock. Sho felt that in hones+y
she must reveal herself. Y/ r ± «very day
she let pass me task more dltti
euU. And now what she had most
feared had come to pass—he shrank
from the sister of his faithlesq tii^ud
The woman ou the Mink started up
ju sudden fierceness. It was not fair.
■\Vhat part uad »he in that old deed?
t»ht> must see him again—explain. She
did not know exactly what to say, but
the impulse carried her o.ut into the cor
ridor. It was not late. Perhaps he
would join her again on deck.
Hut as she turned Into tha paas&gfe
way which led ;c h's door and lifted
her £and to knock a swift realization
v>t what she was about to «lo swept
over her with iUI intolerable rush of
sh:unt>. What! Appeal to the pity of
any man? For had he truly loved her
he would not have let her go.
Dominated by this reasoning, she
turned and fairly ran bayk tu her
cabin. Tliero, buwed head, mo
save 'for soft, catching breaths,
lJhe waited until the steward came to
It looked very cheerless in the big
room. A few persons were flustered
about one end of & lung table. She
C-ist n .jtfh k glance about, hardly know
log for what she hoped, but he was not
there. The steward brought ','ggs and
coffee, and she managed a cup. Then
Went on deck.
The rain was dripping dismally. Here
and there a light glimmered faintly
through the thick mist. So that was
Plymouth. The gang n'niiL leading to
the tende; ,>aa steep and slippery,
people moved through the dusk like
disembodied spirits. It was all very
gloomy and very forlorn, antj
herself she shivered,
The gaii* plank was pulled in. The
oand, huddled into a damp group oil
the steamer's deck, broke forth with »
lively air. A man studding near by
"If one has to lie awake at such an
hour it is a comfort to know that no
one else can sleep either," he observed
••It would be hard to sleep through
that racket," assented his companion
At the voice she started viotaiUy. Was
it—con!'*, it bv—Uurtwrlgbt? For a mo
ment lit- scarcely breathed, thrilled be
tween ecstasy and fear. Then a dark
figure detached Itself from the fog and
came to her.
"It is you," said the voice, and this,
time unmistakably it waq CWtwright's.
"But you!" gasped the woman.
! "Your ship—Cherbourg?**
; "Ilang Cherbourg,'* said he cheerful
; ly. Then his voice dropped.
"Do you think that you were very
kind to me awhile back?" he asked
gravely. "Wasn't it rather mean to
spring a surprise of that sort on a
man and then run before he could re
"Oh!" expostulated she weakly. This
was n new view of the matter.
"1 thought It was because you didn't
i care," he went on. "You know, you
I wouldn't wait, wouldn't give me a
chance to speak. I thought—perhaps—
anyway, I felt mighty blue when I
went below. Then I found— this." She
could just glimpse the tiny square of
lawn that he showed her. "It lay on
the carpet near my door, and it told
me—it told me— Ah. sweetheart," he
cried, a sudden subdued exultation
ringing through his tone, "that gave me
the courage to come. It tokl me that
perhaps you felt sorry for me; that
perhaps you, too. cared— Just a little bit
—that you might listen to me. Was I
wrong, dear? Will you marry me?"
The mist was drifting out to sea.
The clouds had broken, and in the
east appeared a glow of crimson and
gold. The sun was rising In all its splen
dor and majesty. The rain was over.
For a moment the woman gazed with
wide, glad eyes at tho newborn day;
then she turned to meet the man's
"I will marry you whenever you
like." she said,
Sol * Tracedy.
They had walked halfway through
the park, and suddenly she sat down
on a bench. He sat beside her. They
were entirely alone save for an old
man at one end of their seat Im
mersed in a book, Their agitated con
"Oh, it is too dreadful!" she shudder
ed as she covered her face with her
hands as if to shut out some unbear
"Fearful." he agreed, deeply moved
and mopping the perspiration from his
"Horrible," she added. "I cannot
bear to think of it. Tho loss of hope,
happiness, perhaps even life Itself."
"Hush!" he interrupted gently. "Let
us no longer think of it or it may grow
to prey on our minds."
"Pardon me," said the old man on
the end of the seat, his watery eyes
distended in lively apprehension, "has
there been some awful disaster? Have
you been forced to look upon some aw
The young people regarded each oth
er in some confusion. Hesitatingly tho
"Xo, sir. You see, wo have just be
come engaged, and wo were talking of
what a calamity it would have been
had we never met."
Derivation of Fad.
The derivation of the word "fad" is
possibly traceable in the Welsh lan
guage. By the law of mutation of Ini
tial consonants peculiar to that tongue
the root w-ords ffedd and medd are
convertible terms. Their essential
meaning is possession; transitive or
transitive, possession of something or
the act of being possessed or engrossed
by scuiu usccupatiou or vice. Welsh
ihedd and Irish, Sanskrit and EugUsb
mad have similar meanings and are
probably kindred words. The word
mad is not common in Teutonic idioms,
so that the Anglo-Saxons probably bor
rowed it from the Welsh. Fad is
therefore equally derivable from flfedd.
Proximately, of course, it comes from
the midland dialects and ultimately
from some root word common to many
members of the Aryan family
speech. It would be strange if the two
word? u rnrtd and fad, having a similar
Vueaning, should be traceable to the
same root.—Notes Queries.
The Shrike, or Dutclicr Bird.
There is a strange little bird, about
as big as a robin, which nearly every
winter brings us, Ho is generally
alone, like a tluy black and gray hawk
& many of his ways, but related truly
to the gentle vireos and waxwings. He
is the nor r hern shrike, or butcher bird k
and he gets a cruel living by catching
mice and little birds, which he hangs
on locust thorn*, sharp twigs or the
points of a wire fence, as his little feet,
unlike the hawk's, are not strong
enough to hold his prey. But he is a
handsome fellow, and rarely one may
hear u very sweet little song as he sits
on the top of some leafless bush, par
ticularly late in the winter. But gen
erally he is silent, like the true Wrda
of prey, or at best gives only * rasping
The of a Familiar Sarins.
When Aurellus Paulus, the Roman
consul, desired a divorce from hla wife
some friends reasoning with him asked:
"Is she not beautiful and virtuous and
Of noble family and great wealth?
| What fault, then, can you find with
And the consul stooped down, unfas
tened his shoe andT" showing it to. them,
answered: "Is it not of fine material if
Is It not well made? Does it not ap
pear to fit excellently» Yet none of you
Inows wliervi it pinches me."
In Now Holland soars, made carefully
With sheila, form elaborate patterns on
the ladies' faces.
DUAL PURPOSE COW.
Her Natural Home la on tb* ?a»all M
We do not hoheve there is a domestic
aruivuii today, as conditions now exist, 1
in more universal demand the world
over than the dual purpose cow. No
farm east or west but is benefited by
her most useful combination unless we
except the exclusive, special purpose
dairy firm. The strength of her claim
is the universality of her sphere. Per
haps her most natural home is on the
small farm or the average farm. Her
annual credit account Is a good supply
of milk and butter for the family and
a lusty, vigorous calf that matures in
to a high clr.ss carcass of beef. In this
capacity she- turns to the very beat ac
count. When JiG* best working days
are and she is dried off she readi
ly and quickly fattens into a fine car
cass, and th* last account of her on the
block is no mean consideration.
Tl*v» scrub tho Only Enemy.
We are far from being at war witti
any improved breed. The scrub breed
is onr only enemy. Against it we will
combine fwces with any recognized
brood, We envy not the special pur
pose breed. It also has Its sphere, and
'certain conditions call for it. But
there is a special purpose breed, and
there is a dual purpose breed. Each
will adapt itself to conditions that suit.
The dual purpose is for the many,, to*
the masses. The snecial purpose is for
the few. for ihe classes.
*t is all right to develop the exclusive
beef type. But this is not the class
that furnishes milk for the family and
butter for the board. It is not the cow
for the small farm. It is not the cow
for the thousands of large families of
moderate means and small estates.—
W. P. Uarned Before Missouri Dairy
i THE LIFE OF BALZAC
PEN SKETCH OF THE GREAT FRENCH
Er»rUutln(lr la Debt, Ha Cuaouotvi
the Wildest Schraca For Mtklag
Money— I The Traced? of Hla Wooing
and Weddln* Una*. Haaaka.
The life story of llonore de Balzac is
Infinitely more fascinating than any of
the tales that rippled from bis facile
pen, and the wonder is that scores of
needy authors have uot seized upon
such rich material and turned it into
Baizac was not only a Frenchman,
but a genius, truly a wild combination.
At first he thought be wanted to be a
lawyer, then a millionaire, then some
thing else, his desires all through life
fairly tumbling over each other. At
one time be had "two immense and
sole desires—to be famous and to be
loved." "I had determined from my
childhood that I would be a great man.
I said with Andre Chenler as I struck
my forehead, 'There is something be
neath thatT I felt, I believed, the
thought within me that I must ex
In his early youth Balsac did not
succeed to bis liking in impressing wo
man with his importance. "With tears
of mortification I bowed before the de
cision of the world, but my distress
was not barren. I determined to re
venge myself on society. I would dom
inate the feminine intellect and so have
the feminine soul at my mercy. All
eyes should be fixed upon me when the
servant at the door announced my
name." "What he has begun with the
sword," he said of Napoleon, "I shall
finish with the pen."
There was much of the child in him
to the end of bis days. He was ever
lastingly in debt; the artist's life, he
said, must be a splendid one. Some
times when be was surrounded by the
costliest bric-a-brac he had not enough
money to buy food. He took coffee to
keep himself awake, and be wrote and
wrote till he was exhausted, all the
time being In the condition of a "track
ed bare," harassed and pursued by his
creditors and knowing that all his gains
must go to them. He made elaborate
secret plans to attend the rehearsals of
As the place of Balzac's abode was
kept strictly secret for fear of his cred
itors, the time of the rehearsal each day
was to be communicated to him by a
messenger from the theater, who was
told to walk in the Champs Blysees to
ward the Arc de I'Etolle. At the twen
tieth tree on the left past the circle,
he would find a man who would appear
to be looking for a bird in the branches.
The messenger was to say to him. "I
hare it," and the man would answer,
"As you have it, what are you waiting
for?" On receiving this reply the emis
sary from the Odeon would hand over
the paper and depart without looking
behind him. The only comment that
Ureux, who appears to have been a
practical man, made on these curious
arrangements was that if tfce twenti
eth tree had been struck by lightning
during the night he supposed that the
servant must stop at the twenty-first
and Balzac assented gravely to this
Balzac concocted the wildest schemes
for making money, Buch as the cover
ing of his garden with glass houses for
the production of pineapples, by which
he was to make 400,000 francs a year,
and the transplantation of 00,000 oaks
from Russia to France, by which be
was persuaded 1,200,000 francs could
be earned. But when these schemes
failed—and he usually got tired of them
when the excitement of working them
out had subsided—he always had a
play or a novel in his pocket by which
the pressure of bis creditors could feb
at least temporarily reduced,
But the tragedy of Balsac's life was
his long wooing of Mme. Hanska. The
acquaintance began with a letter from
the lady, who deprecated Balsac's
views of women as expressed in bis
"La Peau do Chagrin." Balzac was
strongly influenced by the letter. He
replied to it, and, notwithstanding the
fact that she waa a married lady, he
was soon hopelessly In love with hla
unknown correspondent. Soon he la
writing, "I love you, unknown, and
this strange thing is the natural effect
of an empty and unhappy life only
filled with Ideas." "You are In all my
thoughts, in all the lines that I shall
trace, in all the moments of my life, in
ftU uay being, in my hair which grows
for you." Eventually they met secret
ly, exchanged their first kisa under the
shade of a great oak at Neufchatel and
promised to wait for each other.
In 1841 Mme. Hanska's husband died,
and then began for Balzac a period of
hope deferred that lasted for nine
fears and broke his health, so that
when at last the great lady consented
to become Mme. Honor* de Balzac he
bad no longer tb* strength to enjoy
his long deferred happiness. Five
month* after the wedding he was In
bia. grave. There seems to be little
doubt that all the love was on one side
and that Mme. Hanska had outlived
the romance of her early Interest in the
great novelist. "Three days ago,"
wrote Balzac, "I married the only wo
man I ever loved, whom I love more
than ever and whom I shall love till
death. This union Is, I think, the rec
ompense which God has had In reserve
for me after so much adversity, so
many years of work, so much gone
through and overcome. I am nearly
mad with happiness." ,
His happiness, alas, was of short du
ration. Endless instructions had Bal
zac sent home to his manservant and
to his relatives as to the preparations
for the reception of his bride, but the
home coming was a tragic occurrence.
The house was brilliantly lighted, but
there was no response to the master's
continued knocking, for poor Francois,
the manservant overwrought by the
strain of the situation, had gone mad,
and the travelers had to wait in their
carriage till the door could be forced—
a sad ending of a miserable Journey!
From Balzac's idealization of the wo
man he bad wooed so long be gradual
ly awoke. T_"tter moral collapse and
vertigo wore his portion. He was only
fifty-one when he died at Paris in 1850,
and the death of Mme. de Balzac oc
curred in the same year. Balsac's
treasures were left to Mme. de Balsac's
The very day of her funeral Mme.
Georges Minizech's creditors pushed
her and her maid into the street and
rifled the bouse in the Rue Fortunee.
The booty was transported to the auc
tion room known as l'Hotel Drouot,
and there u sale was held by order of
justice of Balsac's library,hla buhl cabi
nets and some of his manuscripts, in
cluding that of "Eugenie Grandet."
which had been given to Mme. Hanska
on Dec. 23,1833. During the shameless
pillage of the bouse the vultures who
ransacked It found evidence of the
most reckless, the most Imbecile, ex
travagance. One room waa filled with
boxes containing bats, and In another
pile# of coativ aUks wwe leaned •>»
touched since their arrival from the
fashionable haberdasher or *Uk mercer.
Balzac's treasures, the cariosities be
bad amassed with so "inch trouble, AM '
pictures of which he bad been so proud,
were ruthlessly seised, while precious
manuscripts and lettem which would,
perhaps have brought In 100,000 franc*
if they bad been put up for tale were
thrown out of tfce window by the ex
asperated throng.—Kansas CMty Inde
Ther Were CMOT as Well, llmoc the
Price Was Death.
The late King Ludwig of Bavaria
frequently ordered performances of
opera for his private delectation, but
an Englishman, Curtis Donnythorpe,
maintained for his personal entertain
ment a troupe of dancers, at one time
one of the moat noted organisations of
the English music hall stage.
Mr. IJonny thorpe was an Invalid and,
being unable to gratify hi* paaalon for
dancing In bis own person, engaged
the Kelby troupe. He had a stag*
built in his home, whereon they per
formed dally. It was his habit to sug
gest new steps, and white encouraging
them to fresh endeavor one day be
brought on the attack of heart disease
which ended his life.
He was not the only one killed by
bis pleasures,' for Theodore Botley, an
other Englishman, devoted his whole
life to his stomach. He had agents
throughout the world in search of new
dishes, and, that he might eat more
frequently than nature demanded, it
was bis practice to engage in manual
labor for the purpose of getting up an
appetite. He had the largest library
on the subject of eating that has ever
been gathered together. In the end he
died of starvation because bis stomach
was unable to assimilate ordinary
He had his complement In Charles
P. Cashel, in whom the sense of smell
was ss keenly developed as It la In a
bunting dog. He reveled in the richest
perfumes and In the end lost his sense
of smell completely through overin
dulgence in the perfume of a South
American flower. Ttiis left him unable
to detect the odor of escaping gas, and
he was asphyxiated.
The Russian Count Ivanovltch of the
time of the first Emperor Nicholas died
of frlgbt at the announcement that the
emperor had declared his Intention of
visiting blm and sending him to labor
in the salt mines If he did not leave
his bed to welcome him. For years ha
had never left his bed and indulged
In liquid foods as being the more easy
to eat.—New Tork Herald.
Hot a Weddln*.
It was just one of the sights we see
in a great city—see, pass by and for
get An Italian boy not more than
twenty years old, washed clean and
dressed in his stiff Sunday suit, waa
seated in an open carriage which had
coat him a week's pay for the after
noon. His arm was laid tenderly about
the shoulders of the sweet faced girl
who sat beside him, decked in her pure
white bridal array. They did not
speak. Their eyes were fixed sadly on
l the little white thing that rested o*
[ their knees. The day was cold, but
they did not heed it They heeded
nothing but the little white thing
across their knees.
"Hello, Bill!" a man on- a coal wagon
greeted the driver of the carriage.
Bill shook his head. That was aIL
Then the man on the coal wagon
looked again and saw the little white
''Excuse me, Bill," said he, and took
•ff hi a cap.—Brooklyn Eagle.
The Better Part «t Tatar.
Nobody ever called in question the
courage of the early Spanish settlers
of California, but there seems to have
been at least one man among their
descendants who held discretion to be
the better part of valor. Hla fellow
countrymen still preserve the memory,
with a keen appreciation of its point
A certain Don Andreas was interview
ed by his superior officer on the eve of
an engagement with the enemy and
was warned that the American waa a
very different foe from the Indian or
the Mexican and that courage should
not be pushed to rashness In an en
counter with him.
"Have no fear, general," was the re
sponse of the Intrepid caballero. "I
would far rather that history should
record from where I fled than where I
The general's mind was probably re
lieved of anxiety concerning the fata
of at least one Individual in his com
mand by this reply.
Eaallr Prcvared For Bpae CM at
If farmers would use more charcoal
in their hogpens there would be leas
disease and the animals would be kept
in a better condition in every way,
growing more steadily and taking On
fat more readily.
Charcoal may be provided for home
use at little or no expense, whether
T TOX. rrrirfr 'a
made from wood or cobs, although
cobs are the cheaper material from
which to make the charcoal, and they
serve the purpose fully as well. This
cob charcoal may be easily made by
burning dry, well matured corncobs in
a smothered fire. One of the simplest
and most easily provided equipments
for burning charcoal Is to make a hole
In the ground of such a size aa may be
required for the amount of stock to be
fed. Have the pit funnel shaped, as
shown in the drawing.
Start a fire in the bottom, and to
this add cobs until the pit is full, being
careful to feed in the cobs carefully to
permit a drawing of the fire from the
bottom to the top of the pit. When
filled, immediately cover over with
heavy sheet iron or other noncombusti
ble covering, sealing the edges with
earth to prevent an escape of heat or
the possibility of draft which would
allow the cobs to burn to ashes Instead
of charring. Leave overnight and shov
el out the next morning, spreading
thin to prevent complete combustion.
This will be found an excellent grade
of charcoal that will readily pulverise
and mix with such feeds as it may be
desired to use in connection with It
such as bran, middlings, cornmeal, etc.
A tablespoon ful may be given each
animal at every feed. If mixed With
ashes and placed in a separate trough
the animals will consume such an
amount of It as they need with no dan
ger of their getting too much, says B-
M. Wlreans in Farm, Field and Fire