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THE MODERN STORE-
DAINTY SUMMER FABRICS.
NEW THINGS IN MILLINERY.
Newest Summer Waah Goods, alt the choicest and best weaves and
colorings suitable for dainty, cool summer coStnines
Batistes in dozens of new patterns, checlts, stripes and beautiful
floral designs, 12H*. 15c and 18c per yard.
Fine Colored Organdies. Eolians. Swisses, Silk Organdies and Mousel
laines in handsome patterns and colorings. 2.5 c. 35c and 50c per yard.
Arnold wool finish Batistes in the new grey checks and plaids. Uor
rect imitation of dollar wool suitings, 18c per yard.
Benley Sergee, black, stripes, checks and plaids on cream grounds look -
like expansive wool suitings, 18c per yard. . ~ t# ,
75 pieces new light and dark linen finish Percales, yard wide, l-}c
per yard. ,
50 pieces new dress liinghams and Seersuckers. Bc. 10c, l-*c per
White Goods for Graduating Gowns, Persian Lawns. Batiste, Chif
fons. French Lawnetts 25c, 35c, 50c to SI.OO yd.
Shrunk Muslin, Linen finish. 10c, 12} c, 15c and 18c per yard. Dress
Linens. 30c, 35c, 50c to 68c per yard New Patterns this week lu grey,
old rose and alice blue, wol suitings, 50c, $1 00 to $1.50 per yard. Al
ways something new in Millinery. Nfew Sailors, Leghorn and Mil*n
Hats, trimmed or untrimmed at prices you will appreciate.
Children s Trimmed Hats, Cap 3 and Bonnets all prices. M
EISLER-MARDORF COHPANY, i
SOUTH MAU STRUT | 001
SiS"' \ C-LI Samples sent on request. I
OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. ?A |
I Magic Carpets. |
* Put a new floor covering in the dingiest room of yourX
g&house. The effect is magical, comfort, cheeriness, cosi-0
naness, all come in with the carpet and Rugs, and our©
©carpets attract the purse, as well as the eye, with a hand ®
©some INGRAIN— aII laid little to the price, and substituting®
@a BRUSSELS or AXMINSTER, at any rate, drop in andg
xtake a 100k —for future Reference Low Prices,
Jgjof QUALITY. ©
I Patterson Bros. §
k» (Successors to Brown & Co.) ®
@ IJ|6 N. Main Street, Butler, Pa. <|
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I SPRING STyfeGS i
I AND IN J
■ SUMMER FOOTWEAR. M
I Shoes for dressy occasions B
H Shoes for the mechanic B
B Shoes for the farmer If
B Shoes for everybody
B Each and evcrxj pair in its p
B class the best money p]
B (iet your pair at ||
I HUSELTON'S I
B Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N, Main Street
I Duffy's Store 1
I Not one bit too early to think of that new Carpet, orH
I perhaps you would rather have a pretty Rug—carpetH
H size. Well, in either case, we can suit you as our Car-H
I pet stock Is one of the largest and best assorted in But"B
■ ler county. Among whjch will be found the following: gg
B EXTRA SUPER ALL WQQL INGRAIN CARPETS, S
■ Heavy Iwo and three ply «5c per yd and up B
B HALF WOOL INGRAIN CARPETS, M
Beat cotton chain 50c per yd and up j
B BODY BRUSSELS, B
■ Simply no wear out to these $1.35 yd H
B TAPESTRY BRUSSELS, H
H Light made, but very Good Bsc ner yd u\. 9'
B STAIR CARPETS ij
Ej Body, and Tapestry Brussels, Half and All Wool Ingrains. -
B HARTFORU AXMINSTERS,
H Prettiest Carpet made, as durable too $1.35 B
■ CARPETS, Qenuiue old-fasbioned weav»
B MATTING, ape) Straw
■ RUGS-CARPET SIZES. B
H Azminster Hogs, Beauties too $32 each and uj> H
■ Brussels Kuks, Tapfstry and Body fl'i each and tip HH
H Ingrain Drnggets. All and Half Wool $5 each and up H
H Linoleums, Inlaid and Common, all widths and grades -'2
■ Oil Cloths, Floor, Table, Shelf and Stair.
H Lace Curtaina, Portiers, Window Shades, Curtain Poles; Small Hearth K
H Rugs, all styles and sizes. ! :M
I Duffy's Store. I
B STREET. BUTI ER
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$ B'® loll |
t| Specially low priced. Al| New Patterns. |t
S We sell our border by the bolt same price t|
w as wall and celling.
*1 B£ytH Bros., §
&OURT HQ^ E '
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
g Bickers Footwear 8
Footwear in all the 14
M Latest Styles.
kj 'jiM We are showing many T#
M st y les ln Ladies ' Fine Shoes rJ
jA and O x^ords at P" 063 sure
r t0 intereSt U " M
rl A + Large stock of Men's and kl
& * Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox-
WA fords in the latest styles.
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VA 1 Big bargains in Men s fcj
S>j and Boys' working shoes. \A
Ij |§|/ n|§| Repairing promptly done. M
n| 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA. fj
MEN r T #|i
I € ' ! !
Won't buy clothing for the purpose of I f II
spending money. They desire to get the Hi; ;/y 7"v! ■ I
best possible results of the money expended. IIF I ■■ I \/£I
Those who bay custom clothing have a \JtLJ .jiff 1 vi[| IAJ
right to demand a fit, to have their clothes /jju U/VpT, fll Ifj
correct in style and to demand of the id
seller to guarantee everything. Come to / Jjr 't! 3
us and there will be nathini: lacking. I ;'w- •»*?-9
have just received a large stock of Spring i< i //C J 5
and Summer suitings in the latest styles, A M i
shades and colors. \ 115)1 if
G. F. KECK, IfflHf J
JIERCHfINT TAIbOR, |j I j M"O
142 N. Main St.. Sutler, Pa UJ* If /
The Great $5 Clothing Sale
is on again this month. But that will end it—no more
after this month. Qartnents for which we would ask
I fuli price under normal conditions.
No matter how little the price, its a high standard
that jules here —annoyingly so to those of our com
petitors who even attempt to match the values
This $5.00 Clothing Sale Is a
Miahty Strong Proposition.
ss.ou buys choice of several hundred rattling good
suits and overcoats that cannot be matched in any
other Butler store in season or out of season for less
than $lO to $12.50.
x.j, soutn Alain Street. - - Butler. Pa.
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J Spring and Summer Millinery. |
2? Everything in the line of Millinery can be found,
•g the right thing at the right time til* figift prici at •£
| ROCKENSTEIN'S J
j| Phone 656. 148 S. Main St. j|
j J. Ci. & W CAMPBLLU j
& * BUTLER, PA. jg
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Tfco following graduates of the Hutler Business College have lust acoenteU position* as
follows: .1 11. Alexander, bookkeeper. Wabasli It. It Co., Fay Thompson,
stenographyr. I. S. Development Vo . Oil Avu.. Pitts tiurg; Emma Burr, stenographer,
Fitts.>ll r j» J*. t 0.. m'.-v kensington, I'a.; I'earl Hnyuer, .stenographer. The lirati-
Atruet IJo.. I'lMsburgi U. I'. Frederick, kienographer, Wabash K. It. Co., IMttsburc; Hosenna
McLaughlin, *t"iioxrupher, Balrd Marhlnerv Co., Pittsburg; Anna Hnnday, stenographer.
Walvajfe Hei'iirity < «>.. I IttsburKl 4th Ave ; Winifred HhafTer« l>etter position, stenographer,
Oermanla Hank Bid# . liertlia Mc(/lellaiid, stenographer, Aaron E. Keiber, Ihit
ier; (>. E. \\ Ick, Standard Steel Car Co.; Myra Ash, stenographer. S. & li C. Welnhaus Co.,
■'ittsburc; Carrie Gerner. better position. Fidelity & Casualty <'o., Pittsburg; ,1 M. Wilson,
IV OH* reight Office, Kutler; L«*ster Bell, bookkeeper. Goo. Walter & Sons, Butler Poller
Young men and women, BESCLTS TALK. Attend a 1..,0. whuc UuKS secure posi
tlons and GOOD ones -for its sradnate Ot!E ,c..00.s w'• PRKFOItAI. i'our
times as trr.ny call ». I. * me .n a.J the lHt ts—we si all be p>eased to
show i\ on\ to / . Js, v/ the to d..tv». j
SPRING TERM, APRIL 2, ISiOq.
!' 7 t '"VT A - >i V i l '.')'."..' unci I'ln-ulars nulled on appltratlon. Oorrespondcnce
lii .ituu. VlnJtors AIAVAYh welooiuo. When In Hutlcr, pay us a visit.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, MAY 10, 190G
1' ' '
By INA WRIGHT HANSON
Copyright, 10oC. b)i Ruby Douglas
"I did have such an experience this
morning! I started out to find a girl I
used to know and who I heard was liv
ing here. I got tangled up in a minstrel
show going over and coming back I got
mixed into a funeral. I didn't know
exactly where she lived, and I had all
Boston Ravine out looking for her. I'm
sure the folks down there haven't been
so stirred up for years."
The voice beyond the bowlder broke
most pleasantly into Fentou's moody
thoughts. He sat up promptly, but cau
"That's the first decent voice I've
heard in this accursed place," he ob
It didn't seem to- an accursed
place. Fragrant witli pine needles,
vocal with the humming of bees in late
manzanita blooms and the laughter of
a watercress laden stream; beautiful
with brick red soil, varied greens in
foliage nnd glimpses of heaven's own
blue —it seemed like a charming spot—
the only discord the pale faced, hollow
eyed man himself.
"I didn't find the girl after all," the
musical tones went on, "but I found
the house she used to live in."
Fenton listened impatiently while the
other voice said things, querulous
things burdened with the aches and
pains of the speaker. "A typical sani
tarium voice," thought Fenton peevish
ly. Then he brightened as the first
"You think you will go back, do you?
Oh, no, the walk hasn't hurt you. Ex
ercise and fresh air do wonders for a
body often. No, I am going to stay and
read till luncheon."
In silence Fenton wondered If she
would read aloud, but Instead she be
gan to sing. He fairly held his breath
—notes soft as a wood dove's; a voice
exquisite by naturu and unspoiled by
training. She was singing a lilting
lyric of love, and Fenton thought of a
swinging gate, scurrying clouds and
his first sweetheart's first kiss, years
and years forgotteu. Tlieu, without
any perceptible hesitancy, the melody
changed to a lullaby, tender as a moth
er's prayer, and the weary look left
the man's eyes, the hard lines around
his mouth relaxed, and he drew a long,
almost sobbing, breath. The melody
ceased, aud Fenton as if ho had
never had • desire In his life but to
hear her sing. He arose and went to
the other side of the bowlder.
"Pardon a sick man," he began, but
his tongue seemed paralyzed. His only
conscious thought was that he was
glad the girl In her nurse's uniform
was so fair. Her eyes gazing curious
ly up at him had never a hint of fear
in their amber depths. He gathered
his senses together.
"I haven't slept naturally for a
week," he said bluntly. "WIH you sing
When Fenton awolte the sun was
shining no longer. He sat up quickly
and found that a great shawl wau
keeping t'\e eveniug's chilliness from
him; then his eyes discovered the nurse
leaning against a tree, regarding him
"You have stayed here all day—you
have had no lunch!" he exclaimed.
She smiled. "Oh, no; when } was
surq you woyid stay asle»p I went
back to tho sanitarium, and then I
They arose. Fentou folded the shawl
and laid it over his arm.
"How am I ever going to thank you?"
"Don't try," she answered simply,
preceding him down the narrow path.
"I worked too hard aud collapsed,"
he explained. "Shan't be so foolish
when I get well agam. £am going to
get weli now Uiat I can sleep. Maybo
y6a bave' heard J<4\r> Venton, «ay
ppt mimitfuctipHu'. |am the idiot."
''•<» L:' • wUi(P»d the girl, then added
hastily: "A pebble rolled under my
foot. I am Sybilla Long, nurse."
He wondered ut the deep flush which
overspread her face—they were at the
foot of tho hill and walking side by
"Can't ' syj.o.ur »etwees'*''
he gravely. "Dyi you suppose
(tie doctor* are averse to a graft?"
Ho thought her low laughter was
pleasantcr even than her song or her
speech. That night he slept as he had
not for a year.
A new life was beginning for
Fenton. The sanitariums, guui walla
no linger speileti to him hopelessness.
Tlie doe tors were complacent over aq
satisfactory a convalescing, hut teu
ton laughed hi hid fcleevo at them. It
Wftß not pills and potions which had
made a man of him again, but the ton
ic of a sweet voice and a gracious pres
Sue seemed, tills fair Sybilla, t j tya
overyoung for 11 :, A (Sv« I'm'haps for
umsoii the grave doctors Indulged
Aer beyond the others. At any rate,
she always had time for Fenton, and
daily she fascinated him more. Ho
had not been a man of many loves.
The first little sweetheart, deuu years
before unci woman his mother
wanted nini to marry, but whom he
had perversely refused even to meet —
the first bad set his heartstrings n-qulv
cr; the last, his mother affirmed, btood
ready to do so. So all the loves which
Fenton might have nurtured and had
liot came flying around this amber
»yed, flute voiced Sybilla.
So she sang to him, and he quoted to
blmself, "And thou beside me singing
in the wilderness." She read to him,
and he fitted other words to the mel
ody of her voice, words he hoped some
time to hear ffom her lips, joe talk
ed blithe!/ or thoughtfully, as her
mood might be, and he answered in
(ike spirit, watching with a lover's eyes
each changing expression.
The doctors had pronounced him
well, but he was loath to go Into the
world again. He had a feeling that
in its clang and clamor Sybilla Long
would prove to be what she had beeu
before he knew her—a dream too beau
teous to come true.
There cmne a day when ti,io breath
of summer Was over die red soil
fiad withering manzanita blooms. The
water cress iadoit stream was too lan
guid for laughter, but Fenton's heart
beat high with hope. Ho was wonder
ing how he should say it, the world old
tale, for say it he must within the
hour. Looking at her pensive face,
the words of a favorite song came into
his mind, and his clear tenor broke
softly Into the stillness of the
est. Sybilla V.k.-u up surprised, for
»ue uaik never Ward him sing.
"I think of you all the day long.
Ton run throuKh tho hours like; si song.
Sometimes i think if the worhl could
My golden' dreamy It would fcnvy ins.
Lvarl«, my dearlo. nothing's worth while
but dreams of you,
Anil you can mako every dream come
Dearie, my dearie—
"Will you, my deafie, yjako eiv*
dream Come true";" He leaned toward
her eagerly, but she shrank away from
him. covering her face with trembling
hands. A tear splashed out between
His face clouded. "Why, little gin"—
he began, with troubled concern.
She uncovered her face and looked at
him wanly. He started at her expres
"Did you ever hear of Martha Gil
len?" she asked.
His look was uncomprehending. Mar
tini Gillen was the woman his mother
had for five years been importuning
him to marry.
"Yes," he said dully. "Why?"
"For many reasons I love her as I
would a sister. One day she told me
that your mother wanted you to marry
her, but that you wouldn't even meet
her for fear you might be inveigled
into it. She laughed about it, but I
thought it an affront to her beauty and
goodness and wisdom, aud I prayed
for the chance to avenge her. It came
sooner than I expected. I learned
about your illness nud where you were.
Dr. Jeusou is my cousin, so it was
easy enough to pose as a nurse, and
that's what I've been doing. Now you
Fentou noted the quivering of her
lips and said gently: "I don't under
stand. You have been goodness itself
to me. You have"—
"Oh, don't you see the baseness of
me? I did it to make you love me."
Sybilla's white face was crimson now.
"I wanted you to love me and tell
me so, aud ask me to marry you, and
then I was going to spurn you to the
ground, aud so should Martha Gillen
Fenton smiled. "How old are you,
little knight errant, avenger of another
woman's wrongs? Not quite twenty?
I thought so. Years ago I was not
quite twenty, nnd often did I busy my
self turning a gopher hill into a Vesu
vius spitting forth fire, smoke nnd lava.
Sybilla, dear, why don't you spurn
He held out his arms, and into them
crept a tearful, very rosy, very win
some knight errant, happily worsted
In her first combat.
The lleaerrc Seat.
"As an instance of the way traveling
Americans get foolish over making a
show of opulence and liberality," said
a New Yorker who is much abroad,
"let me tell you about an old woman
who made a visit to Ireland. This wo
man, getting off the boat at Queena
town, hired an outside car for a drive.
The rate by the hour was 1 and C
(35 cents) for the car and a shilling
<a quarter) for the jarvey, or driver.
Well, the woman got up on one side of
the car, and the jarvey got up on the
other, driving sideways, and they start
ed off. After a bit the woman pointed
to the empty driver's seat in rront and
'•'•'What is that seat in front for,
" 'Sure, ma'am,' said the wily jarvey,
'that's what we call the reserve seat,
nicoly cushioned and all th f Xind of
thing, apd is only engaged the real
gentry, they paym for ..a-ue 10
s' "..a » uuii 2 abulia's for the
iuu womair nastily sfytficd io the
'.'•'JTuu snouid have told me that be
fore,' she said. 'How was I, a stran
ger, to know what was the proper thing
to do over here?'
"And she paid 12 shillings f&v tu u
privilege of riding i# the driver's seat,
>o the amusement of all Queenstown."
Denr Old Mother!
In the hurry nnd bustle of this busy
life those dear old mothers, our best
friends and champions, who gave us
the very best years of their lives, who
stood between us and all harm, who
would willingly have laid down their
lives for us, who, times of sickness
were always our ministering angels—
constantly at our bedside, responding
willingly to every book and call, at
tending \yUbi luui'u than loving kind-'
t« our every want and need—are
too often forgotten nnd seldom accord
ed the loving attention which is their
due, and when the grim reaper takes
them from us we, for the first time, re
alize In anguish, sorrow and regret
what tho loss of a mother really
means. It mean., v re than all tha
ether things ot earth. All the riches of
\lio universe could not compensate, aud
in all the whole wide world there Is no
ether who can fill her place. Of all the
beauty with which the world Is em
bellished the most ljoautiful Is tho
mother, and her every human
truly owes a world of
He Wan Ael.r and Shake
turaru'n I.endliitc Star.
March IG, 1018 or 1019, Richard Bur
bage, player, died at Shoreditch, Lon
The first of the great EJuglWh
actors, Burbage wa» ija, every way
\varthy to head ttu long roll of Eng-
Ipnd'tt famous players. The sou of an
actor, the friend and companion of
Shakespeare, it was through him that
muny of 1 tie heroes of the dramatist
first spoke to the eager playgoers v. hu
thronged the Olobo, He was
the original of ltomeo, Hamlet, Lear,
Othello, Macbeth, Shylock, Itlchard
111. and many other of Shakespeare's
leading characters, and his
stands next to that ivf tlia great poet
ill tho licenses for acting granted by
James I. in 1003 to the company of the
llis powers as an actor were not his
only claim to distinction, for ho was
also a successful painter. The fame of
his abilities held a prominent place in
theatrical tradition for many years, a
poem In his honor, dedicated to\ vne of
the great players o£ tho day, being
written us late as the timeof Charles 11.
His death, which was probably the
result of paralysis, caused the poets to
turn their thoughts to his successful
career, nml It la from tho numerous
elegies then written that most of the
information concerning him must be
gathered. Few players have ever had
the good fortune to bo so well liked by
tho dramatists of their time, aud all
praised him, one even lamenting that
his death "hath made a visible, eclipse,
V fehiewu, careful ir*m in his busi
ness nffalrs, Burbage left an estate
producing a yearly income of £3OO, n
large sum for a player in those days to
bequeath to his heirs. Beloved and
respected by all, lie survived his great
master by only a few years, his grave
bearing the simple, expressive epitnpli,
"Exit Burbage." London Saturday
To Thl» Substance I« Dae Hie Color
iuu of l'lnntN
Chlorophyll Is perhaps the most lm
j.uttant coloring substance in the
world, for upon this substance depend
the characteristic activity of plants, the
synthesis of complex compounds from
carbon dioxide nml wftter process, upon
which the existence of all living things
is ultimately conditioned. Only in a
very few t;i:i:ui>ort:>nt forms devoid of
chlorophyll can the synthesis of com
plex from simple compounds or from
the elements be accomplished. The
function of chlorophyll may only be
comprehended when its chief physical
properties nre understood. These may
be best illustrated by placing a gram
of chopped leaves of grass or geranium
in a few cubic centimeters of strong
alcohol for an hour.
Such a solution will be of a bright,
clear green color, and when the vessel
containing it is held in such a manner
that the sunlight is reflected from the
surface of the liquid it will appear
blood red, due to its property of fluor
escence, that of changing the wave
length of the rays of light of the violet
and of the spectrum in such a manner
as to make them coincide with those of
the red end. It is by examination of
light which litis passed through a solu
tion of chlorophyll, however, that the
greatest insight into its physical prop
erties may be giinert. If such a ray of
light is passed through a prism and
spread -out on screen, it may be seen
that tli.re are several large intervals
of dark bauds in the spectrum. The
rays of light which would have occu
pied these spaces have been absorbed
by the cliloropbyll aud converted into
heat aud other forms of energy. This
energy is directly available to the pro
toplasm containing the chlorophy" and
by means of it the synthesis oi com
plex substance may be accomplished.
\coord iii u to Horseiioirer.
A young motorist, endeavoring to
convince a country innkeeper that the
decay of coaching was more than com
pensated for by the spread of motoring
as a pastime, exclaimed, as a final ar
gument, that his car was of forty
horsepower, "the equal, sir, of ten re
lays of coach horses."
The next morning he read in his bill,
"To feeding and stabling, SO shillings."
He asked the landlord for an ex
"The charge for 'csaes Is 2 shillln' a
'ead, sir," was the reply. "That ma
chine of yours is equal to forty 'osses,
which Is 80 shiilln'." London Ex
Onions are almost the best nervine
known. No medicine is so useful In
cases of nervous prostration, and there
is nothing else that will no quickly re
lieve aud tone a womout system. On
ions are useful in all cases of coughs,
colds and influenza, in consumption,
insomnia, hydrophobia, scurvy, gravel
and kludred liver complaints. Eaten
every other day, they soon have a
clearing and wliiteniiig effect on thQ
The world is always ready to receive
talent with open arms. Very often it
does not know what to do with genius.
Talent is a docile creature. It bows its
head meekly while the world slips the
collar over it. It backs into the shafts
like a lamb.—Holmes.
Hamand—Sinco Walker Tighs inher
ited ,000,600 he is a paradox. Egg
l*ert—What's tho answer? Hamrvnd—
ite Is both the richest and poorest
actor on the stage.—Chicago News.
An excess of levity is as impertinent
as an excess of uTavitv.—Haxlitt.
ALPINE ROOT DIGGERS.
Their Work of Danger Illgh t"p In
Throughout the whole chain of the
Alps there are men who make it theU"
business to search for and root up the
gentian, arnica, puffba\li and other Al
High in the mountains the root
grubber, generally an old man, builds
a little hut. He clambers precipices
to the edges, where the blue flowers
grow; o*\ if lie cannot ascend, he lets
himself down to their place of refuge
by a rope fastened to a pine above.
He wanders to a long distance from
his hut and does not always trouble to
return to it at night, tinding shelter un
der a rock. Next morning bv spreads
all the roots he lias collected on a rock,
where they umj dry.
H« collects herbs as well as roots,
and the resin from the plno besides.
When the summer is over and there
are bigns of snow, the root grubber
collects all together in his little hut and
Anally transports the whole of his six
months' collection to the valley.
The arnica and some otliev roots used
in medicine nr? readily disposed of.
From gentian is made the favorite
gentian brandy, which Is considered
the very elixir of life by the mountain
folk, tu other days, when gentians
grow in great numbers, the root digger
was able to realize n good Income from
his perilous occupation, but it b* other
wise now.—ChanibotV journal.
THE TIMOROUS KUBUS.
They- Live. In Samntrn nnd Are the
Shiest People Alive.
There is a very singular race cvf peo
ple in Sumatra, the Kubus,. who are too
timorous nnd sl\y io mix witli the other
races two island and dwell In the ro
cessea of the forests. They are looked
on as inferiors by the Malays and
thought to be little better than beasts.
Such is their shyness that they will
never willingly face a stranger.
Their trade with the Malayans is con
sequently carried on In a strange man
ner. The trader announces his nrrival
by beating a gong, and he then retires.
The Kubus approach, put their forest
treasures on the ground, beat a gong
and retreat. The trader returns aud
lays his commodities down in quanti
ties sutHc\e»t, as he thinks, for the pur
chase of the goods on sale. Then he re
tires, and the Kubus reappear and cou
slder the bargain.
And so, after more withdrawals nud
approaches and gong beatings, the re
spective parties come to an understand
ing and carry off Independently their
bargains. The Kubus In their wild
state do not bury their dead. They live
on snakes, grubs, fruits and the flesh
of any deer or pigs they can slay. They
nre skillful spearmen and throw stones
with marvelous accuracy.—PaU Mall
Mealn In Seboola.
In Paris the city government gives
every school child one full meal a day.
This does not tend to pauperize the chil
dren or to lessen the responsibility of
the parents, for all those who can af
ford to pay for the meal aie expected
to do so. On tV other hand, no Jeal
ousy pjr contempt can be felt by the
richer children for their starved com
rades, for all nre supplied with the
same metal token, which has to bo
given up in exchange for the weal. Tho
"cantiue secJalrw," us ttils municipal
«oup kitchen Is called. Is not confined to
l'aris. In the provinces the "soupe
scolaire," Its equivalent, has sent up
the school attendance by leaps aud
bounds. Here, however, Instead of
paying for their midday meal all those
who can possibly do so are encouraged
to bring to school their handful of vege
tables aud the like, aud the contribu
tions are all put luto the cotumyn goup.
1 DOWN BY THE
By CIRRVS RICHARD GREEN'LEY
Oipi/ritffcf, IMG, fiy I\ C. Eattment
The long gray adobe walls of the
hacienda lay bathed In the quiver of
yellow light. Alleyne watched Mar
garets face for a sign of truce, but the
shadows came and went between the
vines that draped the patio as the in
terminable Sabbath afternoon dragged
away and Margaret remained buried in
her book. "And all about a beggarly
horse thief," he murmured to himself
as he sat up straight and sent the pile
of magazines crashing to the floor.
There was a look of consciousness
about the back of that shapely brown
head that held itself so persistently
averted, but Alleyne deemed It wiser
not to reoi>en the subject of Miguel.
Over in the corral things wore a de
serted air. Two or three men lounged
in the shade of the high wall. Alleyne
yawned and looked at Ills watch and
at a faint movement of the figure in the
rocker. "Margaret, I" Crack-ack
ack! Somewhere away to the west
three shots rang out in rapid succes
sion, a pause and then three more.
Over in the corral the lounging fig
ures sprang to life, and an instant later
three ponies were galloping in the di
rection of the shots. Alleyne dashed
Into the house, reappearing with the
field glasses. "They've got him!" He
was peering at a collection of black
dots on the edge of the horizon.
"Got who?" Margaret laid her hand
upon his arm.
"The mischief!" Alleyne jerked the
glasses down. "I forgot you were
here." Under her steady gaze his
color changed. "Yes, If you will have
the whole ghastly truth and cannot be
persuaded to stay out of it, it's that
Margaret shrank away from him
with a low cry of distress. The look
In her eyes went straight to Alleyne's
heart, and his voice softened to a ten
der pleading as he tried to draw her
to him. "Little woman, you ennnot bo
the judge of these matters, and you
cannot shield a horse thief. I could
have told you this morning, but I pre
ferred to let you think me a bit hard
on Miguel than to shock you with the
truth. There have been some queer
happenings lately both here at the
Alaho and at Jose's. Last night a
bunch of Jose's best ponies came up
missing, and the boys have been trail
ing him since sunrise."
"John Alleyne, do you mean to let
those savages of yours murder a man
here on the Alaho Just for the sake of
a few bronchos?" Margaret faced him
sternly, and Alleyne lost his hard kept
"Yon forget that there are men's
laws to be considered as well as God's,
and out here on the fringe of the world
the code knows no greater crime than
lifting a broncho, and the lifting ot
many bronchos aggravates the case. It
Is not a question In which my wife
may meddle." And Alleyne strode to
ward the corral, while Margaret pick
ed up the glasses.
The wind blown stretch of bare
brown mesa told her nothing of the
tragedy browing behind its crest. She
watched Alleyne until her eyes ached.
A clatter of hoofs and a voice call
ing her name brought her to the door,
where a half broken cayuse snorted
and pawed. Astride of him sat Bright
Eyes, Miguel's Indian wife, the brown
baby swung to her back. There was a
queer ashen pallor on the woman's
stolid face as she slid from the pony's
back, one hand clutching at the deer
skin tliong that held the papoose.
"White man got Miguel. Miguel he
die." Here she pointed to her throat
and mado a gasping sound. "White
much hurree. Miguel ho no die.
Margaret cowered before the awful
pleading in those savage eyes. "Not
n question in which my wlfo may med
dle," John had said, but there was no
time to weigh scruples, and five min
utes later a strangely assorted pair
rode into the face of the setting sun,
and tho rough little cayuse strove to
fctvp pace with the swinging stride of
the Hindoo mare. Far ahead a black
dot moved against the sky that Marga
ret knew to jpe Alleyne. A glimmer of
consequences flashed across her mind,
but the sweet young mouth only grew
a little firmer as she struck tho trail of
many horses and knew the goal to be
On and on, sagebrush and prickly
pear, tho yellow sand beneath and
overhead the blue melting Into the
evening's violet crown—nature's own
smile upon the sceno that swept Into
view, where men and horses were
grouped around the impassive figure
wrapped in the ragged poncho that
lounged in tjareless grace against the
white scarred trunk of n large mes
quite. Margaret's eyes went instinc
tively to the lariat knotted about the
bronze throat. It was not the first time
that Miguel had felt It there, but Busty
Pete himself held the end of this one. j
The voices hushed Instantly, nud to a
man the wide sombreros were lifted ns
Margaret slipped from the saddle and
stood looking from one dark face to
another. An awful sense of self en
gulfed her, and In another moment Mi- I
puel'a cause would have been lost. But
the grtin set of Alleyne's mouth as he
rtarted toward her gave her the cour- j
sge that is born of cowardice. Before I
ho could reach her she had broken j
through the circle to Miguel's side, and
the sun struck along the barrel of a re
volver leveled straight at Busty Pete.
"Drop that rope!" she cried.
Pete let go as if the lariat were red
hot lion; then she wheeled to face the
ring of Miguel's accusers. "Men of the
Alaho, you are many. This man Is but
one, bound and helpless, but tho first
man that moves toward him does so at
his peril. If you persist In taking liim
it will be over my body!"
Alleyne's eyes were blazing, but not
a man stirred for a long moment an
Interminable time, it seemed to the wo
man, who stood between that riug of
tierce faces and their prey.
"God In heaven, will it last forever?"
Her brain was reeling and the black
UgUf'N danced In a blood red mist as
earth rose In waves beneath her. The
silent battle was almost done when a
wild yell from tho darkening mesa
scattered the circle to right and left
as the man from Jose's galloped In.
"Cut that rope!" yelled the leader as
bo I ioit> down upon the group under
Margaret staggered blindly iuto Al
leyne's arms, seeing nothing but tho
flash of Pete's knife as ho cut tho
thongs, then utter blackness until she
awoke to the wldto walls of her own
Alleyne was landing over her. There
was something distinctly apologetic in
his attitude. Margaret grasped her
advantage. "Well?" Her tone was
tentative. Alleyne settled himself on
tlie side of the bed, laughing a bit un
,- I suppose you hare the best of me,
little woman. Your dramatic entrance
upon the scene saved the day or we
would have sent Miguel on the long
ride on another man's count Jose's
men would have come too late."
-Who did it?"
"One of the greasers. Miguel had
been over to the post loading up on
fire water, as usnnl, and the greaser
ran across him just about the time he
discovered that the boys were close
on his trail. Things were getting pret
ty warm for him when he persuaded
Miguel to take charge of the ponies
while he skipped out. Naturally the
boys did not stop to question Miguel
when they found him heading away
from the ranch and the proof trotting
alongside. It would have been all over
for Miguel but for the fact that the
greaser met a man who had pood rea
sons for wanting to find him — and
found him. Exi>lanatious came later,
and when the greaser realized that a
few bronchos more or less couldn't
count against a man who had only
nbout twenty minutes to live he set
things In motion to reach Miguel. That
is all the story."
The south wind rustled the vines In
the patio. Margaret looked down to
the grove of mesqulte just beyond the
big corral, where a brown baby rolled
in the dust at the door of Miguel's
tepee. AJleyne's eyes followed hers,
A Good Lacquer.
It is often the case that one finds It
convenient to have at haud a first class
lacquer with which to coat instru
ments, ornaments or other articles, to
add either to their durability or finish.
The following recipe will be found re
liable and not specially expensive: One
pint of best rectified alcohol, two
drams each ot saffron and Spanish an
notto, an ounce of ground tumeric. Tut
these ingredients together and place
them where there is a moderate heat
Leave them for several days, shaking
tlieai occasionally. When nearly dis
solved add three ounces of the best
seed lac in rough powder. Let this
stand until the lac is all dissolved,
shaking it frequently. If the color is to
be a bright yellow, use less annotto; if
a deep orange, use more. Put the mix
ture on while warm. Apply with a
brush as one would use paint The
number of coats depends entirely upon
the article and the purpose for which
it is used. For blue lacquer add Prus
sian or aniline blue to white shellac
varnish made very thin. In making
lacquer take great care not to use too
much seed lac, as the mixture is likely
to dry unevenly or in streaks.
A Veil With a History.
The bridal veil is evidently of east
ern origin, being a relic of the bridal
canopy held over the heads of the brido
and bridegroom. Among the Anglo-
Saxons a similar custom existed, but If
the bride was a widow It was dispensed
with. According to Sarum usage, a
fine linen cloth was laid upon the heads
of the brido and bridegroom and was
not removed until the benediction had
»i illuli cuatom »as to use
nature's veil unadorned— that is, the
long hair of the bride, which was so
worn by all brides, royal, noble and
simple. Only then did every one be
hold the tresses of maidenhood In their
entirety and for the last time, as after
marriage they were neatly dressed on
the head. Among some tlio tresses were
cut and carefully stowed away on a
woman becoming a wife. It was cus
tomary In Ilussla for village brides to
shear their locks on returning from
The Precept of Idealist*.
Listen to the old men seated upon
the benches In the towns or during
their walks in the parks. Listen to
those who are in the midst of life, in
the thick of bitter conflicts and heart
sickening struggles. Listen to the wo
men who have been married these sev
eral years. What discouraging re
marks! Vanity of vanities! All these
people have filed their reports, and,
worn out, without the courage to put
the ideal Into life, it ends in inevitable
and horrible bankruptcy. But in all
this it is not life which Is at fault It
is man. You must supply what Is
missing. Let us, then, to the profess
ors of the Ideal. Their precept is
very simple. It resolves Itself into this:
"Be prepared for difficulties, but be
faithful In the Utile things, and you
will attain the great ones." It is by the
very little steps that one rises slowly
to the summits.—Charles Wagner in
THE SCILLY ISLANDS.
They Have bat Three Seiaoit-Sprlif,
Summer and Antamn.
The climate of the Scilly islands is
the most equable In Great Britain. It
ranges on an average from 40 degrees
to GO degrees. On the coldest day It la
warm and on the hottest it is cool.
There are only three seasons In Scilly,
of four mouths each—spring, summer
aiul autumn. When the autumn ends
spring commences. There Is no great
height In the islands. The highest land
In Bryher Is only 188 feet above sea
level, although tho telegraph tower
built on St. Mary's reaches a height of
158 feet, but the rock scenery of the en
tire group of these Islands is remark
able. There are rocks fantastic, jagged,
peaked, toothed, serrated; rocks resem
bling living creatures and others sug
gestive of primeval vastness and un
couthne-ss; some grandly castleated,
Like a groat lion's check teeth.
Those on the i>cniusula of renuinls,
especially If they are seen in mist,
Meuawar (pronounced man-of-war), the
Maiden Bower, Mincarlo, Shlpman's
Head, the lla.vcocks at Annet and
many others are strikingly grand. The
curious resemblauco to primeval ani
mal forms has given rise to many of
the names of these rocks and certainly
Like a great sea beast, crawled forth to
while there are "elephants' tusks,"
"monks' cowls," "pipers' holes,"
"giauts' castles," "pulpit rocks," etc.—
An AKirrnvated Case.
Lord Justice Clerk Eskgrove, in sen
tencing certain housebreakers, began
by explaining the various crimes of
which they had been convicted—as
sault, robbery and hamesucken. of
which last lie gave them the etymology.
He then reminded them that they had
attacked the house and robbed It, and
so worked gradually up to the climax,
"All this you did, and, C.od preserve
lis, juoet when they were settin' down
to their dinner!"— Law Notes.
A Lon( Life.
To prolong life one should take plen
ty of sleep and remember to sleep lying
on the right side. Indulge in a morning
bath In tepid water, take daily exercise
in the open air, keep the window of the
sleeping room open all night, take fre
quent and short holidays, not be over
awUitious and hold one's temper.