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VOL. XX XXIII.
Surprising how the remnants accumulate dur
ing a clearance sale such as we have been holding.
These must be sold.
Come and take them away at a remnant of
You'll find plenty of remnants of silks, dress
goods, organdies, lawns, white goods, ginghams,
percales and wash goods of all kinds.
Remnants of table linens, crashes, muslins,
j seersuckers, laces, embroideries, etc.
All remnants are marked in plain figures at
All Summer Goods Must Go.
All white shirt waists at remnant pricss.
All wash goods, white goods, muslin underwear
and summer goods of all kinds at lemnant prices
L. Stein <& Son,
108 N MAIN STREET. BUTLER. PA
THE MODERN STORE-
Fair Week Invitation.
We invito visitorH to the flit? Fair to make this atore their heail
fjnart-*rs, and meeting place, while in Butler. We shall be pleased to
take charge of yonr parcels, etc., until yon are ready to leave.
We are als:> prepared to show yon new fall dre.-H goods, .silk*, skirts.
•hirt waists, latest novelties in jewelry, belts, baps, neckwear, fancy
hosiery, etc., which have jnst arrived
We are closing out all summer goods at a fraction only of former
Big bargains in shirt waist*, washable shiri waist suits and skirts,
parasols, muslin nnderwear, knit underwear, Uce hosiery, colored and
white lawm, organdies, and .Swisses, also many odds ami ends of summer
goods of all kinds and a big counter fnll of remnants.
New Ladies' Home Journal style books for Semptember now here.
Call for one. they are free.
SOUTH MAI* STREET ) /1Q f
J" I Samples sent on request.
OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. PA
Great Cut Price Sale I
Of all Odd lots in Summer 1
Shoes. and Oxfords. I
WILL OPEN I
Saturday at 9 a. m„ July 14th. 1
There will be great bargains to be had |§
all through this immense stock. Don't fail g|
to get some of these great bargains. H
Remember the date, July 14th. S
I B. C. Huselton, I
I Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N. Main Street. m
'/ c y .- BmLER V '
W!>ere Nome of our rccpnt graduates are |o< aU*i|j
houlty, iitcri'tgruplicc, BewWl B, H, Co., Untie,.
tiobnrt SMtan, stenographer, Amerlran Itrldico Co.. I'il tsliur^-.
.fcuii SVeiK«l, stenographer, But ler Eagle. Hutler.
Maj 'l liompMon, ntenonrapher. The Lloyd (Jo.. ISutlrr.
W. V. Mtarr. clerk. Standard Steel Car c n.. Ilatler.
Charle* M'-ClyTrionds, with the B. ft O. B. R Co.. But ler.
Marlon Nleholas, Htenograblier, Standard Steel Car Co., Butler.
I.iititta Bine, Stenographer. The Hostetter Co.. Plttshurg.
M. 1.. Mc.Mlllen, BegUtry Clerk, Plttuhurg I'ottolßce. Pittsburg.
I'reMlejr Mowrey. with Pittsburg News (.0., Pittsburg.
•lullet Wheeler, stenographer and bookkeepei, \V. 11. Oaugherty &. Son Peiroll i Pa
Arthur Oesterllng. with the Westlnghouse F.lnctrleal Mfg. Co.. Pittsburg.
Ilerlha Coulter, stenographer. Pittsburg firm.
Oliver Cashdollar i-iisnlerand asst. mannger. New York 1* ase Tru* . Ci. ill b. ri#
Rll7.al>eth IHetjold, stenographer. The liradstreet Co., Plttsl.ii.g,. "
Winifred Shaffer, stenograph,.r A. \V MeOlojrT.'o., Pittsburg.
I loren-e. Nojtl#, .tenograjjliur, Kemtilc A Mills, Attys.. Pittsburg.
KiAlft.ijrltcblow. public stenographer, Bessemer Bldg.. Pittsburg,
arry E. Painter, tiookkceper. Monks A Co.. Allegheny, Pa
Lillian l-'orehl.stenographer. Hapgoods. Park Bldg., Pittsburg,
Valetta Nlggel, stenographer. Rodger. Flanagan fc Co., Pittsburg.
Ethel fireen-tWttlt, stenographer, Westlnghouse Electrical Mfg. Co.. liUsbin:'
Margaret <*rali:ai,, stenographer, Pittsburg Cage fi Supply Co.. plttslinr r • •
.llirry Kliertiart, with the Penna. If. R CD., Butler.
Oliver McGrarty, Penna. B R. Co.. Butlf r.
Balph Miller, IV,,nn. B B. Co . Bntler
Lev Sc|i«nek, wl*h tl>o T. W. I^lilllfp*Gits 4, Oil t/i. B„t ( e.,
yellie Ni'-.holan sten>)/rap,.er. Ui.iiiui.tti, peijn Bldg., Hlttsbuiu
fienY u rt« rl,-atj'aui. Wtehoyraptior, L, u. Martin, Pittsburg, Pa.
5. 11. Alexander, liookkeeper, Wabash R. B. Co., Pittsburg.
Kay Thompson, stenographer. V. H. I)evelop«mi'nt Co. Plttsbprg.
Emma Burr, stenographer, PUtaburg Reduction (Jo., New Kerislngbm. Pa
Pearl Snyder, stenographer. The Hradstreet Co., Pittsburg
B. P. Frederick, stenographer. Wabash K. B. Co., Pittsburg.
Itosenna McLaughlin, stenographer. Halrd Machinery Co., Pittsburg
Anna liundy, stenographer. Salvage Security Co.. Pittsburg.
Wldlfred Shatter, stenographer, Oerrnanla Hank Hldg.. Pittsburg.
Bertha McClelland, stenographer, A. E. Belber, duller.
O. E Wick, Standard Steel <'ar Co., Holler,
Myra Ash, Stenographer. S. & B. C. Weinhails Co., Plttsbursr
J. M. Wilson. B A U. B. 1t.C0., Butler. Pa
Lester Bell, Ijookk- ej-c, Oeo. V/aiU r Sons, but ler Roller Mills
. A He.st, stenographer and oierk. Pickerings. Plttsborg. •
.fcibn Foster■. C. D. A P. Telegraph Co.. Pittsburg.
Ada C. Matte son, stenographer. Guarantee Clearing I 0.. Pltt-sbur"
liraee Beziior, stenographer, It. .t L. E. It. It. Co.. Crecovlilc.
Adelaide Crane, !>ookkeep<'r. liutlerl'tiru Milk (,'o.
A. J. Bishop, b'MtUkeeper, Buffalo. N. Y.
Herbert E. Rankin, Butler Post OHlce.
('art Dlehl, bookkoeper, J. Oram, Ljrndora, PH.
Sadlo MrCollougb. stenograpKor. V'ootl I Ibei I'iastei Co.. Butler
Percy Lester with Leedont i WorrelN.V) , Butler
XS.3> lafg st.. b ~t eitulppe ». rrnwt up-to-dau-, UK),t thorough and painstaking busine
»ll#ge 'll Western Pennsylvania lb recognizes no superior In polijt of elliclenev I
ff*kduat«'» snccee'l admiralily where those of other schools fall
hKPI'KMBKIt tllOO, !\\LL TERM
M.>y enter AN V TIME. Many arv already enrolling for tli.- fall term. Expect tie
largdA the <■< minf year Oat we' baje ever had v'isltors a\w;,y» wJle.. f „e
When in BjtieuUay OS 1. viiflt. f( y6u 6au not d6*o sooin r.call On us when In ltutler I
the t air. Send for catalogue. Correspondence solicited,
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
Advertise in the CITIZEN,
the butler citizen.
jj Won t bay clothing for the purpose >f
/ ' /W. v |V V ij spending monev They desire to ge: the
\f I ':7 // 7 s ;
'J/L/ \ \J I Tho*e who bay custom clothing have a
- right to demand a fit, to have their cloth- e
iur V£\ I J correct in style and to demand of the
/M\- seller to guarantee everything. Come to
jTM A J ns and there will be nDthing lacking. I
fywllbK J&XZ/&- !| have jnst received a large stock of FALL
■!? . and WINTER suitings in the latest styles.
'"""""'I \ !! " shades and colors.
OTrl J G - F - keck,
LU- P)y 142 N. Main St., Butl?r, Pd
1 A WORD ABOUT PRICES. j|
/q\ Becanse onr stock is fnil and complete rich in furniture of
Stand excellence—yon mnst not think onr prices must be high, on the con *
our prices are at low water mark,
© CAHI'KTS. Tables and Cliairs. @
m) ALL GKAHK>. I lining room table, linely finished. (O)
V hard wood, from i 6.:5 up. /N
lQ) A.\ MINSTEB. i'ining room chairs, all kinds. W/
X TAPE«TKY HBf'SSF.L> from the solid scat. Ihijc seat, to fiS.
fOJ CROWN BRI'SSELS. the leat her seat. VM/
3t ;i „il [NGRANS. Prices from S«>.oo per set up. A
"X KUGS. Sideboards, Bullets and W
© ~ , Cliiua Closets. V 2/
Of all kinds, from the small door , A
I® size to tiie room sized rugs. All kinds shown here, an> size.
Pri<*og of r«>om siiea rugs ; *ny styU\ any finish you may (H*-
from £IO.OO up. sire. l'rices from £.0.00 up. UM
| Patterson Bros. I
® FURNITURE OF QUALITY, <|
to IQC K] Mo in Cor. Main andx
©Brown & Co. 100 11. Malll Mifflin St.|j
DON T FAIL TO ATTEND
The 30 Day Clearance Sale of
Clothing, Underwear, Shirts, Hats, Trunks, etc.,
Which is now Going on at
Schaul & Levy,
137 South Main St., Butler
Prices have never been so low as they are at
this General Clearance Sale of all goods in the
BE SURE YOU CO«|E.
Don't Miss it. It Will Pay You.
137 Sonth Main Street, Bntler. Pa.
(Our Dollar Saving Sale Is On.S
S Men's, Boys' and Children's Suits will be Sold at the r
( Following Discounts. v
? Moil's suits}, sill styles ami colors, (no old -'took)/
S groat jiurso feeders at 20 |»or cent., 25 per cent., ' and i j
f oH'tlie regular price.
\ Young men's long pant suits, all this seasons }
/ purchase at 2<> percent., 25 per cent., ' anfl J of!' S
? regular price. S
y Knee pant suits, all sizes at 1, 3,, i off regular price. ?
\ Now is your chance, conic early and profit this C
vgreat reduction sale J
\ HKK WTNPOW. ]
| Douthett & Graham. \
f INCORPORATED. \
€ 1® A Grand Display of Fine I
►1 Footwear in all the <
►J 'tiM We are showing many 4
styles in Ladies' Fine Shoes J
J stock of Men's and <
kl JK&'& Boys' Fine Shoes and Ox- *
FA JSW fords in the latest styles,
YA and' Boys' worHing shoes.
—'^ l^/ Repairing promptly dopa,
M 128 S Main St g;;TLcI<, KA.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY. AUGUST IS. 190G
ROAD AND BRIDGE REPORTS
Notlco Is herehv given tlmt ihc following
roads and bridges have lieen confirmed nisi
by the Court and will be presented on the
lir»t Saturday of Septeml*r Conrt. 1906. t>eing
Ihe sth day of said month, and if no excep
tions are Hied the* will be confirmed abso
It. I>. No. 1. June Term. 1908.
In the matterof the petition of citizens of
Marion township for a public road beginning
at a point on a public road known as the
Anandaie and New Hope road, at the corner
of lands of DufTy heirs. Theodore E Smith
and David M. Atwell. iu the township of
Marlon, and ending at a point on a public
road, known as the Murrinsville and Sllp
peryrock road, near the store of Joseph
Railey in said township.
February 26th, 1906. viewers appointed by
the Court, who on June Ist. 1906. tiled their
report in favor of said road. Damages as
sessed as follows:
Dan DulTy. *75.(M1.
Hugh McAllen. #IOO.OO.
E. Dutfy. heirs. J75.00.
T. E. Smith.
M. J. McAllen,ssoJM.
Now, June 9th. l!»»i. approved and fix width
of road at 'Si feet. Notice to i»e given accord
ing to rales of Court.
BV THK COURT.
No. 2, June Term. 1!"06.
In the matter of the petition of citizens of
Franklin and Brady townships for a new
bridge over -Muddycreek in Franklin, oj the
road leading from Prospect to West Liberty.
Known as the Gallagher bridge.
March stli. 1906. viewers appointed, who on
May sth. I'JOO. report in fayorof a new bridge.
.Now. June 9th. 1906. approved and notice to
l«j given according to rules of court and to
lie laid liefore the grand jury at next term.
BY THK COURT.
No. :t. June Term, 1006.
In the matterof the petition of Amnion W.
Clowes and Edward K. Clor * fqf review of
public road in Winfield township, to assess
damages for said road, sustained by them
Said road was lately laid out by order and
return of viewers appointed bv Court at H.
D. No. 3. December term, IHOS, "from or begin
ning at the terminus of a public road leading
from Boggsvlile to the Armstrong and But
ler county line, on lands of D. J. Bricker and
extending to the intersection of the Leasure
ville aud West Winfield public road on the
lands of A. W. and E. F. Clowes. That the
same Is In Wintleld township. Butler couuty-
I'a. That said road passes through the farm
of your petitioners, dividing them into two
parts, and cut off the water supply and in
other respects greatly damage said property
March sth, IWW. viewers appointed for the
purpose of assessing damages, and May 2S
1906. report of viewers tiled assessing the
A. W. and E. F. Clowes, 450.00, to be paid
by the county of Butler.
Now, June 9tli, 1900, approved and fix width
of toad at:« feet, notice to be given accord
ing to rules of court.
BY THE COURT.
No. 4. June Term. 1306.
In the matter of tha petition of the resi
dents and inhabitants of Brady township for
a bridge over Fultz's Run at the place where
the public highway leading from Shepherd's
Mill to West Liberty crosses the said road or
March 20th, 1900. viewers appointed who on
May 29. 1906, report In favor of said bridge.
No damages asked and none assessed.
Now. June 9th, 1!<06, approved, notice to be
given according to rules of court and to In
laid before the grand jury at next term.
BY THE COURT.
No. 5, June Term. 1906.
In the matter of the petition of citizens of
Marlon township, Butler county, l>a.. for a
new bridge over the north branch of Sllp
peryrock creek In Marlon township, said
county, at a point on the public road, known
as the Kerr and Black public road, said
nubile road leading from the Gilchrist and
Black nubile road, oetween the residences of
S. J. Blivck and Jiimcs McNocs, to the Pitts
burg. Butlur and Franklin public road, be
tween Murrinsville and Anandaie, where
said Kerr & Black public road crosses said
north branch of Sllpperyrock creek, on lands
of said S. J, Black in said Marlon township.
May 7th, 1906, viewers appointed, who on
June Ist, 1906. report in favor of said bridge.
No damages assessed.
Now, June 9th, 1906, approved, notice to be
given according to rules of court and to be
laid before the grand jury at next term.
BY THE COURT.
Certified from the record this Ktli day of
August. A. D. 19C«. L. E. CHRISTLEV,
Clerk 0. 8. Court.
REGISTER S NOTICES.
The Register herebv-'ves notice that t he
following of executors, adminis
trators anu guardians have been tiled in
his office according to law, and will be pre
sented to Court for confirmation and al ow
ance on Saturday, the Bth day of September,
1906. at A. *.. of seld dV»Y ;
1 V'inul ;,nu distribution account of Ella
D. Ehdri;s. administratrix of Daniel Endres,
deceased, late of Jackson township.
2. Final account of U. Book, administrator'
of J. M. l>avl«. dereaxod. 1»«» <•' Vetusauo
3. Final account of S. F. Bowser i\nd Rob
ert S. Levis, executors (if Kuzla Allen,
dee'd.. late of Zeilcnqnl.-."borough.
4. Final account of Joseph J. scliultls, ex
ecutor or Elizabeth Hchultis, deceased, late
of Donegal township.
5. Final account of W. Harrison Love, ad
ministrator of Clarence A. Love, deceased,
late of Clinton township.
0. Final account of John L. Young, guar
dian of Raymond Augustus Boyle, minor
child of D. W. C, Boyle, deceased.
7. Final account of John L. Y'oung, guar
dian of Michael Walter Gregory Boyle, minor
child of I), W. C Boyle, deceased.
8. Final account of J. V. Kicketts. admin
istrator c. t. a. of Martha Rlcketts,deceased,
late of Sllpperyrock, Pa.
9. Final account of John F. Black, admin
istrator of Catharine Ann Bis ck. deceased,
late of Donegal townrjh'p,
10. Final account of William Petfer. guar
dian Cltt'ra IE. Bubeck, minor child of
Caroline Bubeck, deceased, late of Harmony
11. inai and distribution aci'ountof John
H. IITt. administrator of Sarah IITt, deceased,
late of !■ ranklln township.
1-', Final account of I). L. Hutchison, ad
ministrator of John Ward, deceased, late of
13. Final account of Charles and Albert 11.
honufelder, executors of Joseph Kohn
folder, deceased, late of Saxonburg liorough.
14. Mnal account of John Turner, admin
istrator of Elizabeth Berry, deceased, late of
15. Final account of H. 0. Hunter, admln
istrattor c. t. a. of William Hunter, deceased,
late of Eau Claire borough.
Hi. Final account of Lev. McQulstlon, ad
ministrator of Andrew Mays, deceased, late
of Falrvlew township.
17. Final account of W. Henry Wilson, ex
ecutor of Jerusha Blgham, deceased, late of
is. Final and distribution accpunt of Eliz
abeth Miller, exec'itrl- of .lohuph Miller, de
ce«-«>d; iate ot Hat'tooriy bviroafch.
I 19. Una! acCO.bfjt i,f Hutler Havings and
Trust Coftmnny, administrator of D. P.
i deceased, late of Parker township.
20. r Inal account of John Hartung, guar
. . ™." na singleton, nee Smith, minor
child of Thomas Smith, deceased.
21. Final account of W. T. Martin, guar
dian of Albert C. Osborn, minor child or Win.
Osborn, of Penn township.
account of Margaret A. Ilarvey
and W. E. Harvey, executors of Isaiah N.
Harvey, deceased late of Clinton township.
Unal account of J. W. Powell, guardian
Artie M. Wltherup, minor child of John
"• WUherup, deceased, late of Forward two.
24. Final account of Pv'n.eUii D«wson. sid
nilnlstratrix of Robert .1. Motheriin, de
ceased lti,tv o.f Centre township,
account of Guaranty Safe Deposit
and I'rust Ciuniianv. guardian of Nannie
Catharine McFaoden, minor child of Laura
A. Kellerutiin, deceased, late of Marlon twp.
26. Final account of J. F. Shearer, executor
of Ann Lena Gephart. deceased, late of Buf
27. Final account of Andrew B. Ekas, ex
ecutor of Mary Ekai, deceased. late of Buf
28. Final account of Charles L. Garvin, ad
ministrator of Margaret Garv'.n <e ceased,
late of Cranberry township.
29. Final account of Levi M. Wise, guar
dian of Lena MUler, now Lena Blews, minor
child of y>ivfoll 4 le Miller, deceased. late of
JO. Flual account of Frank P. Mcllrlde ex
ecutor of Bridget Klley, deceased, late of
31. Final account of S. C. Williams, guar
dian of Bartholda Campbell, minor child of
Joseph C. Campbell, deceased, late of Mll
a. Final account of Mary U »xwel:augh,
admlnistratrlt f lsu„e If. Ronebaugh, de
c as.ia. of Clinton township.
.i t'lual accouut I>r John A. Olllclaud. ex
ecutor of Maria A . Glllelattdi Uooetised. late
of Summit township,
•jl- Flual acoounl of Andrew chantler and
Edwurd McNuul, administrators of Edward
Byrne, deceased, late of Clinton township.
'&• I ' nil ' account of Guaranty Safe Deposit
and Trust Company, administrator of
Antonio Marona. dee'd., late of Butler twp.
36. Second partial account of John Berg,
Henry A. Berg and Mary E Berg, eseoutors
of John llerg. dee'd., late of B _;;, i borough.
37. Final account <>* TUacy Aggers, sid
mlnlstratrlv clil. C. AgiJCM d> •• ased, late
of •'oir.-urd township.
«). Third partial account of 11. C. Mllie
mati a«d Phi I It, MUleu-an. executors of
Qeorge MllletfuCu, dee d., late of Harmony
PORTER WILSON. Krister.
The following widows' apprilsemtnts of
personal property real estate set apart
for the lx-neU» of the widows of decedents
havv L.«.n filed In the office of the Clijrk
.•f the Orphans' Court of Butler County, vlx:
Widow ot Henry J.ltape, y w ~iai prop
erty fIOO 00
Widow of A Slice, pers'l propty. :«n) no
W\cU- nvt Michael McGarvey personal
woperty no no
Widow of Alfred Vensel. pers'l pmpty 300 00
Widow of John B. Dickey, pers'l propty 292 U2
Widow of Anthony Dolan, persl propty ui>i 00
Widow of Philip A. Gerner, personal
property 300 00
Widow of Joseph W. Shearer, personal
property 0] ;o
Widow of W, A. Turner, reisl tismte . :joi» no
Widow of R. It. Tay\c*. personal prop
erty estate :wo 00
\',%Uov» of Jtlcob Weltzel, personal prop
erty aw »
All persons interested in the above ap
ftraisements will take notice that they will
>e presented for confirmation tothcOrphans
Court of Butler county. Pa., on Saturday the
»th day of Sept.. 1906, and If no exceptions
are tiled, they will be confirmed absolutely.
L. E. CHKISTLEV, Clerk.
Clerks Office Aug. 8, 1904.
- - **^^l
j The Inspector's j
Bd CLAUDE PANARES
•j Copyright. 19U6, by M. M. Cunningham j
Once every two months—now a day
or two earlier, and now a day or two
later—lnspector Cranforth had entered
the different postoffices /on his route
and checked up and straightened out
affairs. There were postmasters who
had seen him grow old and gray since
his appointment. They had always
found him a pleasant spoken and a Just
man, but all stood in awe of him. In
no department of the public service is
Uncle Sam more particular than in the
postal. The cash must balance to a
cent with the postmasters, and any
man or woman who attempts to play
tricks with his letters are certain to
be pursued with relentless energy.
Inspector Cranforth was generally
regarded as a flint hearted man. It was
understood that he was an old bachelor
and had never known what love was.
He accepted no excuses from postmas
ters and Indulged in no flirtations while
traveling. At fifty years of age he had
got to be part of the route, and no one
knew him for Just what he was. Out
side of his officialism he had a heart as
warm as any man's, and one reason—
and perhaps the main one—why be bad
not married was the fact that he had
always maintained a home for a
mother and a crippled sister. His sal
ary could do no more. One day a wind
fall came In the shape of a legacy, nnd
if the inspector had dreams of matri
mony and a fireside all his own, no one
could blame him.
Those who looked upon the man as
flint hearted did not know the ins and
outs of the case at the Dover post
ofßce. An old soldier had been post
master there for years. When he died
his widow took his place. When she
died her daughter Mary, who had
known the Inspector since her baby
hood, was left motherless, fatherless
and almost penniless. It was the in
spector who paid a part of the under
taker's bill; it was the inspector who
had Uncle Billy Smith appointed; It
was the Inspector who got Mary Wil
liams a clerkship that practically made
her postmistress and financially inde
Even the girl did not know the ex
tent of his kindness. When he found
himself asking why he did it he found
himself replying that in two or three
years more he hoped to be In a posi
tion to marry. At present his feelings
toward the girl were merely paternal.
What they might be in the future he
wouldn't discuss with himself.
It was said that Inspector Cranforth
took Inore time for inspection at the
Dover postoflice than anywhere else.
Some of the village gossips said it was
because of Mary Williams, who regard
ed hi. -- r *-'r;. * ' '
glad tv sco hiu» cou. , aud uiuera Haul
lie had Ws eye on Tillic Dnngton, the
daughter of the village luukceper. It
was the talk that the two girls were
rivals, and the innkeeper's daughter at
least came to believe It and to feel bit
terly toward tho girl in the postoffice.
The situation of affnln» was just right
when there came an official complaint
against the Dover poatofflce.
William Pen field, son of' Deacon Ten
field, was in the habit of sending his
old father money from lowa every
month or two.
William was of an economical turn
and did not want to pay a registry fee
or the premium exacted for a money
order. The bill was simply Inclosed In
a letter. The father w»a Inclined to be
garrulous and to look upon It as a
smart trick to get ahead of Uncle Sam,
and so in time every one In and around
Dover came to know what would have
been more prudent to be kept secret.
A money letter was missing. Old Mr.
l'enlield haunted the postoffice for a
week and then wrote to William. Wil
liam made affidavit that he wrote and
Inclosed a ten dollar bill on a certain
date. It was the business of Uncle
Sam to send out a tracer and for ono
of his inspectors to follow it up. In
spector Cranforth took his time about
It, but he finally traced the lotter into
the Dover post office.
By that time there was great ado tu
the town. Old Mr. I'enfH'ld hadn't hesi
tated to express Ins oplnlous that
"some opo" right In the home postoffice
had cribbed his letter and abstracted
the money, and of course ho referred
She claimed to bo Innocent, but there
were those who held to the contrary,
and when Inspector Cranforth arrived
to carry his Investigation farther there
was great excitement. To the intense
Indignation of hundreds of cltiaeus the
Investigation was held within closed
doors—that is, Mary was questioned
only in tho presence of a Justice of the
peace. She was nervous and excited
and shaken. She admitted her belief
that such a letter had arrived at al>out
such a date, but what hail become of
it, If not delivered, she could not say.
The estalrflshment was a combina
tion grocery and postatlloo. A person
could have sneaked Into the postollioo
part from the grocery, but ho would
have had to look over all the general
delivery mail to get the I'enfleld letter.
He would have also had to hit the
exact date of its arrival.
Every incident of the day was re
called, but suspicion could not be di
rected against anybody. The letter had
arrived, but what had become of it
was a pus&le. Two hours' talk was
leaving the Investigation Just where It
had begun, when the outsiders demand
ed that the girl's trunk at her boarding
place be searched. She went pale in an
nstaut, and as the Inspector noticed ft
a suspicion lodged in his heart. When
nsked if she were willing she hesitated
and finally declined. Even the good old
justice, who was her friend, looked at
h'T with pity In his face. The Inspector
stared Into vacancy a moment, and
then lilt mind was made up.
"Mary, have you a ten-dollar bill In
your trunk?" he asked.
"Have you or have you not?"
"Thou you took the letter?"
"Oh, I couldn't have done ft—l never
(lid it!" she walled.
"The« where did the bill come from?"
can't tell you. I'lease don't ask me
anything more. I didn't take tho I'en
field letter, but I—l can't tell you!"
"I'oor girl!" sighed the Justice as he
walked across to the hotel with the in
"I've got a duty to do,"was the reply.
When the inspector had reached his
room he sat down and wrote out his
resignation, to take Immediate effect.
Some one else would have to arrest
Mary Williams. It was the hardest
blow of his life. He had been tjiinklng
of her for a month past as his wife,
ft seemed impossible that she could be
guilty, and yet tho Inspector sent on
to take his place must arrest her on
her own showing. The man was feeling
more sore at heart than ever before in
j his life when bo heard two female
I voices lu the next room, was a
vacant stovepipe hole Just above lils
head that let every word float through.
The women were the Innkeeper'* wife
and his daughter, and he heard the
"Tillie. where did you get that ten
dollar hill changed'/"
"At the butcher's," was the reply.
"And what did you do with the let
"Burned it up. Don't you go to fret
ting over things. They say that Mary
will lose her place, but nothing else
will happen. I want to get Mr. Cran
forth in the parlor tonight and sing and
piny for him.**
Ten minutes later the inspector was
nt the butcher's, asking questions. lie
went from there to the postoflice for a
few minutes' talk with the accused
girl. When he had asked n question
or two she remembered that on a cer
tain date when she had half a dozen
letters in her hand she had been called
into the grocery part in a hurry nnd
had left the letters on the counter for
a moment beside the innkeeper's
"And now about searching your
trunk?" asked the inspector.
She handed him the key in a shame
faced way and said:
"I don't want you to. but if you must
then you will find the bill in n letter.
Read the letter."
The Justice was taken along. The
letter and money were found, and both
read the letter and replaced it and
went out of the room almost on tiptoe.
The inspector had never heard that
Mary even had a beau. The letter
proved that she was engaged to a
young man in a neighboring town, and
he had sent her the money to save up
with more against their wedding.
"Why didn't you tell me this be
fore?" asked the Inspector of the girl
"I—l didn't want to hurt you," she
"Hurt me how?"
"I knew you were falling in love
with me, and you are so old, you know,
and I'd have to say no, you see"—
"I understand," he finished, with a
6igh, and, gping into liis own room, he
tore up his resignation and sat down
and figured it all out and said to him
"The girl is right. The man of fifty
who has u romance Is an old fool!"
He was not entertained In the Inn
parlor that evening. He never stops
there now. The thing was somehow
fixed up between the landlord and old
I'enfleld and the government, but It Is
whispered around that It cost the for
mer a thousand dollars and that Tillle
is likely to die an old maid.
Thr LFHUOII lie Won TiiuttUt.
A southern judge tells of the dis
qualification of a Juryman who came
before him. The case was a capital
one and the lanky backwoodsman de
clared determined opposition to capital
punishment. I.ooking at him sternly
and In tones somewhat suggestive of
wrath, the Judge asked the fellow If he
did not think there wrre conditions 80
irraut the liang
;U)l of me ottender. 11c said he did not
believe any tiling could make him as
sent to such a verdict
"But will your honor let me explain?"
said the disqualified citizen. "I'd like
to give the court iny reasons."
"I don't wish to hear any explanation
from you. Go and sit down."
"Excuse me, judge, but you must
hear ray reason."
"Well, then, give It, and go along
"The reason I am opposed to capital
punishment, your honor, Is that my old
mammy taught me It were a sin to kill
anything that wasn't fittin' to cat."
Near Vlneland, N. J., here lived a
German farmer who brewed his own
beer, the superiority of which he was
continually proclaiming, though no
other person ever enjoyed an oppor
tunity of testing its merits. A young
neighbor made a wager that ho could
irlck the farmer into giving him a taste
of the much vaunted drink. The youth
visited the German one Sunday after
noon and the conversation was deftly
steered around to home browed beer.
The young man boasted that his father
brewed beer that could not be equaled.
The farmer at once vehemently or
dered up n mug of his own favorite
brew. When It appeared the German
raised it to his lips,- and, the other
baud pressing Ills stomach, drank every
drop without taking breath. Then, hold
ing tho empty mug to the disappointed
young fellow, he said gravely:
"You say your fader's beer iss so
better as mine! Joost schmell dot
EXPO OPENS SOON
MANY NEW FEATURES MAKE THE
GREAT PITTSBURG SHOW
BETTER THAN EVER.
The eighteenth annual season of tho
Western Pennsylvania Exposition so-
opens on August 29 and closes
October 20, the season being of tho
Bame length as last year's. Hut like
all of Its predecessors it is promised
that this years Exposition will be
•better than ever" and judging from
the announcements already made it
Is quite evident that there la suffi
cient In sight to Justify this promise.
In tho way of music, which has al
ways been a feature of the "big show'*
at Pittsburg, the attractions will
cause tnnro wonderment than ever.
They Include Creatore, whose mag
netic influence over his band of 50
artists has been tho cause of much
discussion both here and abroad;
Theodore Thomas orchestra of Chi
cago, one of the finest, musical organ
izations in the world; Sousa and his
band, who have Just finished the most
successful tour of this country In
band history, and Pittsburg's own fa
vorite, Victor Herbert and his or
chestra. Creatore oi»cns the s»ason, re
maining for 10 days and the others
follow in the order named, each re
maining a week. J'ho musical attrac
tions that follow will be announced
Ono of the features of this season's
Exposition will be furnished by the
Illppodromo. which will be entirely
new. This building is being erected
in Machinery Hall, taking up almost
half of It. It will be prettily deco
rated and brilliantly lighted and will
have a seating capacity of 1,200. Tho
stage will be 60 feet wide and the pros
conlum arch aSout DO feet high. All
seats will bo on one floor, to which
there are numerous broad entrances
and exits. In the Hippodrome will be
presented principally acts by trained
animals and the highest class per
formers of an acrobatic nature. Sev
eral performances will be given each
In the gallery Just over the main
foyer there will he shown the "De
struction of San Francisco." It will
be an electrical and scenic exhibition
of the fearful catastrophe which thlß
year almost entirely destroyed the
Golden Gate city aud which Is now
being constructed at an enormous
cost. It will show the city as It was
before the earthquake, the breaking
of day just preceding the latter, then
the earthquake and buildings toppling
iu every direction, which is followed
by the breaking out at various points
of the flames, the destruction of the
city and then the ruins. It i§ promis
ed that this will be one of the most
realistic performances of Its kind
ever given aud will be accompanied
by a descriptive lecture delivered by
a man who was in the city while the
work of destruction was In progress.
In the theatorium the vitascope, the
best of all moving picture machines,
will present new and interesting
sights, while all of the old favorites
In the way of amusement, including
the Ferris wheel, the "Trolley Trip
Through New York," carrousel, roller
coaster, the ponies andasteam launch,
which will make trips on the three
rivers, will all be found at their ac
An extraordinary attraction is an
nounced that is certain to attract
much attention from every direction.
This is the engagement for one week
of Roy Knabvnshue and his wonderful
airship. It was In thin vessel that Mr.
Knabenshue recently astounded New
York aud gave evidence that It was
possible to navigate the air in any
direction. Weather permitting he
will make a number of trips to the
clouds, starting from the Exposition,
anil endeavor to thoroughly demon
strate the worth of his ship.
An interesting exhibit at the Expo
sition will be that of tho United States
government. It will be In the shape
of a complete outfit such as is used
by the Meteorological department aud
will show 111 actual operation all of
the instruments used at the various
stations throughout the country as
well as a number of those in less com
mon use. The latter will include a
balloon, which is sent up to a great
height to determine principally atmos
pheric conditions. On reaching a cer
tain height it bursts, releasing a para
chute which carries very delicate in
struments that record conditions as
they descend. An enormous plate
glass map. the duplicate of those sent
out by the local stations, is also shown
In operation. With the exhibit Is an
attendant for the purpose of explain
ing all apparatus, the purpose of the
government in making the exhibit
being that of education. The ex
hibit is the same as was shown
at the St. J.ou!s and Portland World's
fairs and will occupy the same amount
of space, facing the main aisle of
the main building, as It did at these
One of the handsomest displays ever
yade at the Exposition will be that
of a local concern. It *ill be In the
shape of a miniature Italian garden
with pergola, beneath which and in
the center will be a beautiful fountain.
It will be surrounded by a stone rail
ing and will contain stone benches,
tables and chairs, all of a Romanesque
pattern. Throughout It will be bril
liantly ligbi.fi rind at intervals the
railing will be broken by columns and
statues, u uich will carry mosaic •»•••
globus coalalulng lights.
The passenger agents of all the
railroads operating in this district
have already held a meeting and prac
tically agreed on the usual excursions
for the coming season. The rates will
be the same as heretofore, single fare
for tho round trip with 2S cents added;
MARKING OF MONEY.
It la Done Wltk • Pin and Not With
a Pea, ma Sappoaed.
"How Is money marked?" repeated.a
lieadqu&rters detective to a reporter's
query. "Well, It Is not marked"hr the
manner that the public thinks it is.
"The average person no doubt be
lieves that money is marked by private
marks placed on the bills with pen and
Ink. Terhaps some employers thus
mark the bills they place in the cash
drawer which Is being robbed by a dis
honest clerk. Of course 'marked mon
ey' of this kind Is good evidence In
court 011 the trial of a man upon whom
It has been found, but n check mark
in ink, unless very expertly put on,
might, with the aid of a good luwyer
for the accused, be shown to
perhaps accidental, and thus would
the ever sought reasonable doubt .of
the accused's participation in the rob
bery be raised.
"There are several difTerunt ways
of marking money by police experts
to the end that they may establish its
positive identity of having previously
been in their bands before the thief
extracted It. The way I personally em
ploy, and which Is perhaps the' Safest
to secure certainty and conviction, ■ is
the 'pin prick method.'
"Let us take the familiar silver cer
tificate of the five dollar denom
ination for an Illustration; one
that has been somewhat worn is
better th_n n new note from the
treasury. In the center is the head
of an Indian chief in full regalia
of feathers and trappings, presenting
a full face view. We now take this plu
and make two punctures right through
the bill and directly through the pupils
of the eyes—so. I hand you the bill,
and, even though you saw me make the
punctures, they are not visible at a
casual und even critical glance. I now
raise it to the light, and you can see
the two tiny holes mado by the pin
point as distinctly ns windows In a
building. I then apply the pin, point
very neatly at the twist in tho neck
of the largo figure 5 at the two upper,
extreme ends of the note. You will
observe that theso diminutive twists
do not appear in the necks of tho two
figures of 5 which nre in both ends
at the bottom of the note. I then pierce
the note at the extreme ends of tho
scrolls on cither side of the word "five,"
which may be seen in the direct center
of the note nt Its lower edge.
"The marking of the note is uow
complete. It Is exhibited to one or two
persona 111 the secret for the purposes
of preliminary examination and Iden
tification, and then placed in the money
drawer, perhaps with several others
of the same denomination, all exactly
marked alike with the greatest care.
The thief may be on the lookout for
marked bills, usually ink marks, but
lie Is a slick one who will get on to the
Invisible but surely present pin pricks.
You see, this class of thlovlng does not
admit of a crucial examination of the
money before taking; It Is usually done
very quickly by palming the bills,
placing them In some preliminary place
of safety, to be later removed. Then
we count on detection with the bills on
the person before the thief has a chance
to exchange or to spend them.
"And the plu pricks remain? Indeed
they do. The money is nfterwuril care
fully placed In envelopes and Is not
promiscuously bandied. When they
are exhibited in court and their pre
liminary preparation explained under
oath conviction is practically certain."
Nagsby You're naturally jiesslmlß
tlc. I don't think I ever saw you look
ihoerful. f'arsby— Ah, that's easily ex
plained! Nagsby—How so? Carsby—
You didn't know me before I was inar
•ied!—lllustrated Bits. t
HAYING MAUt tASY.
IfandMns thr Hay Crop Without
Hired Help on U \MT York Farm.
Having a hay crop of largo amount
to take care of, tbi< first thing to look
to Is a first class mower. Get to work
at putting iu tUo morning as soon as
most of the dew is off. Nothing is
gained by laying down a heavy swath
of hay wet with dew. < 'tit no more
than you are likely to handle easily the
next afternoon. As soon as the outside
rows are dry enough to rake start the
Bide delivery hayrake. going round the
piece in the same direction that you
went with the mower. If not dry
enough to draw in right off, leave in
the windrow overnight. After you
have mowed another strip for the next
raking go over the windrows with your
side delivery rake and just turn them
over, and the chances are that you and
Willie or Mary can go right to hauling
Now hitch your steadiest team on the
wagon carrying a IK>X hayrack sixteen
feet long, ten l'eet wide and having
slatted sides four and a half feet high.
Hook on your hay loader and get strad
dle of one of those windrows just as
quick as possible. Let tlie child drive,
and you will have all the business you
want for the next ten minutes; It will
depend on how good your wind is and
how fast the team walks. Better drive
very slow. The load is now on. Un
hook the loader, lerit stand just where
it Rtopi>ed and go to the barn.
We put the old family horse on the
end of the rope, with a hook, so Willie
or Mary can easily unfasten the whif
fletree from it. Never mind any one iu
the mow. Set the double harpoou hay
fork in the hay and start. The horse
easily snatches up 300 or 400 pounds
of hay 011 to the carrier in the top of
the barn, and you let It run along the
track till you have it over the back end
of the bay; then pull the trip cord, and
away it goes clear to the bottom of the
mow. Continue in the same manner
for about seven or eight minutes and
the land is off. Get up in the mow and
In five minutes it is nearly level. Of
course it is easier to have a man in ttW
mow to help uuload, but you can ./to
without him. This Is the little
"Haying Made Easy," as told by; &'
farmer in Rural New Yorker.
Oxen Looking Ip.
The u«e of oxen 011 farms in New 1
England is on the increase, and the
reason given Is that they are cheaper
on some farms than horses. Farmers
in that section of the country for years
have depended on buying their supply
Instead of raising them. Now that
horses are high priced and scarce Ev
erywhere these farmers find It diffi
cult to secure horses enough to work
their land, but there are a good many
farmers who advocate the use of cat
tle even when horses are plentiful. A
good many of the New England farms
are small, the fields Irregular, and they
have large stones to contend with.
Such conditions make a complicated
forming problem, which no doubt ac
counts for the preference for oxen in
certain sections. Farm, Field and
To Get Hlil of Qnnek Crmi.
The difficulty in killing quack or
witch or twitch grass is that it grows
from underground stems. Some plants
can be killed by clipping them again
and again before they go to seed, but
quack grass will grow fat on such
treatment. The roots or underground
stems must l>o torn up and killed by
exposure to sun and air. This is done
by working the soil over and over with
a spring tooth harrow or a disk or
cutaway, which will cut or tear off
the roots and bring them to the sur
face. ltural New Yorker advises that
June is the best time for the work de
scribed. but It requires long and pa
tient effort to kill out the quack.
Corn, beans, melons, cucumbers, to
matoes and many other plants require
a warm soil. Seeds sown too early are
liable to decay in the ground. Those
that do grow may be stunted by un
timely cold and will not develop Into
good plants. It saves time to plant
these warmth loving kinds after the
eoll is warm.
Keep the melons and the squashes
well cultivated and look out for bugs.
Tobacco dust Is a good remedy.
As soon as the bean crop is over pull
out tile vines and plant the space to
late cabbage, sweet corn or turnips.
It Is time to set the celery. ✓
Weeds are the greatest enemy of
onions. Keep the ground stirred, espe
cially after rain.
If you have uny newly turned sod
on which you can put a heavy dressing
of manure it "will be just the right situ
ation to BUlt cabbage and cauliflower
and .will go far toward assuring a too
Garden craft cannot all be learned
from paper. The best of it comes
through the handle of the hoe.
A good vegetable garden Is. a farm
drug store, containing in a pleasant
form many of the medicines which we
take In strong doses after neglecting
the laws of health.
"Make yourselves nests of pleasant
thoughts," counsels Ituskln. Bright
fancies, satisfied memories, noble his
tories, faithful sayings, treasure houses
of restful and precious thoughts which
care cannot disturb or pain make
gloomy or poverty take away from us
—houses built without hands for our
souls to live in—these things are net
for earth alone; they nre a part of the
treasure that may be sent over.
Allusiou la often inndc, especially In
fashion Journals, to "osprey" feathers.
Few words have been more loosely
bandied about than tills bird name.
The Itonian author Pliny's "osslfraga"
(bone breaker) has been identified with
tho lommergeyer, a vulturo that is re
puted to break up bones too big for it
to devour whole by dropping them
from a height upon rocks. But both
"osslfrage" and "osprey," a newer
form, came to l>e applied to quite an
other bird, tho fish hawk, which is
now the true "osprey." Yet the "os
prey" feathers — more properly egret
feathers, or aigrettes —do not come
from this bird, but from the egret, Or
lesser white heron.