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I I jk. These cool nights and chilly |
lit mornings make you think ofH
■ V \ patting camphor balls in your ■
I summer oxfords and getting I
I your feet into warmer cover-H
I We've got all our winter boots and shoes in for B
I Men and Women as well as the children. Every de-1
I rirable shape and leather and at a range of prices that I
H will meet the purse exigencies of every one, as usual B
B we cannot be undersold and as usual we are doing theß
B shoe business of this town. COME IN. B
I B. C. Huselton, I
B Opp. Hotel Lov/ry. 102 N. Main Street. I
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THE MODERN STORE-
Fall Millinery Opening
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week,
September 27th, 28th and 29th,
To say It Is our best showing expresses It mildly.
gome and §ee fhe many new Ideas fresh
from the world'# fashion centres,
E1P1221 Samples sent on request.
OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA
[ Showing the N r *r Furs^--
Py having dur Furs made op dtlrtng the early sum
mer when manufacturers were not rushed we got a better
selection of skins and more careful work in the making.
Wg are ROW ready to sftow you hundreds of new and
nobby negk-pj§ces iri Qrey Squirrel, Sable Squirrel,
French Mink, Blended Mink, Nutria, ©eaver, Otter ana
Muffs to match the neck-pieces.
The shapes are new, quality the best and prices the
Choice of many desirable styles at $5.00.
FinerTteck-pieces at SB.OO to $lO, sl2 and $15.00.
NEW PLAID SILKS FOR WAISJS,
Blglcf sijjcs first plape for dressy waists. We
showing a Targe assortment of very rich and handsome
. Jn4lviduaJ waj§t patterns—no two alike —your'§ will
Waist pattern? %t $2-48, $2-98 and t}p ;
Come and look at the new fall Uress Goods we are
L. Stein Son,
108 N. MAIN BTREET, BUTLER, PA.
Fall and Winter Millinery.
:: Everything in the line of Millinery can be found, !i:
• * the right thing at tf e right time at the right price at :*
tl T *
I ROCKENSTEIN'S I
\» Phone - 148 §. Main §t. * J
The opening of school at the Batler Business College on September 3rd and Ith. was
the beat the Institution has ever bad. Many new and earnest (aces may be seen in each
department. New students are being enrolled each day. New pupils will be received any
day in the year while school is in session. Best days (or enrollment are each Monday, the
first of each month, and at the beginning of each term. Whiter term opens on Wednesday'
j'muiry 3, 1907: Spring term, (jtst Monday In Afrrlf. :l '
• 1 We invite every ydung man' an I woman Whi reads this advertisement, who Is Interest
ed In a business coujse of any kind, io correspond with us and to call at the collego to
' take a look!! aqd to (iupedt the work of otir students.
Catalogue circulars free.
A. F. REQAL, Principal, Butler, Pa,
/ Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. ?
/ BUTLER ?
J San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, /
/ and other Pacific Coast Points. /
J Proportionately low rates to intermediate points. /
t Tickets on Sale Daily Until October 31st. /
/ Call on W. B. TUENEK, Ticket Agent, Butler, f
/ For Further Information. f
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
sute Library jolyOT
'A Bickel's Fall Footwear.
J largest Stock and /Vlost Handsome Styles
\ of Fine Footwear we have ?ver Shown.
< Sorosls Shoes— Twenty fall styles. Dongola, W j
► Patent-kid and fine calf shoes—made in the latest Li |
I up-to-date styles for fall. P 4
r Men's Shoes— Showing all the latest styles in t -
Men's fine shoes. All leathers, $2.00 to $6.00. JJ
m Complete stock of Boys', Youths' and L^j
r Little Gents' Fine Shoes. f/J
wa Bargains in School Shoes— High cut copper toe
£< shoes for boys, and good waterproof school shoes pi
W for girls.
M Large stock of Women's Heavy Shoes in |^j
I Kangaroo-calf and oil grain for country wear. kj
[I Rubber and Felt Goods— our stock of Rubber wi
and Felt Goods is extremely large and owing to the
[4 large orders which we placed we were able to get w2
r ver y close prices and are in a position to offer you
M the lowest prices for best grades of Felts and Rubber w2
► Goods. W
< An immense business enables us to name the
► very lowest prices for reliable footwear.
< When in need of any thing in our line give us a call. W1
3 JOHN BICKELfj
i 128 S Main St., BUTLER, PA.
ml# Jtipf 7VYEIN
\7s[ \ I ill Won't bay clpthing for the purpose of
IJ I)i ) ij spending money. They desire to get the
I Afl I XI// (\(wA I best possible results of the money expended.
I*ll 10 l vWB) lif Those who bay castojn clothing have a
V- J rji ATt right to demand a fit, to have their clothes
API CfclF. '<£/ A\ \ oorrejt in style and to demand of the
/; U / Jfw* j seller to gnarantee everything. Come to
,£VIK Aril 1 as and there will be nDthing lacking. 1
jw* (cfl have jnst received a large slock of FALL
' 11 :|J and WINTEIt snitings in the latest styles,
\ Wfl | shades and colors.
mti I G - F - heck,
MJI 14? N. Main St., Butler, Pa
I Good Enough Fall Styles \
is not good enough these r t . „ M «. uiey are per- /
days._ Ready-to-wear feet. We want your busi- r
cloilies have goi To~Uc ness, that is why we are £
better than that. They the early bircT "Anything ?
must bear the severest in style and pattern your •
They must retain heart may desire, Ham- )
their shape and must be burger, Clothcraft and /
perfect in style, fit and Horseshoe Clothes ready c
workmanship. for you at (
Douthett & Graham.
DON'T FAIL TO ATTEND
The 30 Day Clearance .Sale of
Clothing, Underwear, Shirts, Hats, Trunks, etc.,
Which |s novy 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 COME,
Don't Miss it. it Will Pay You.
137 Sonth Main Street, Batler, Pa.
H A WORD ABOUT PRICES. g
® Because our stock ia full and complete—rich in furniture of beauty
JKand excellence—you must not think our prices must be high, oa the con *
WOtrary our prices are at low water inark, @
© CARPETS. Tables ana Chairs. ®
ALL GB'VDES. Dining room table, tinely finished, 0)
fiS hard wood, from up.
v 2/ AXMINSTER, Dining room chairs, all kinds, Co)
/JJL TAPESTRY BRI SSELS, from the solid seat, box seat, to VjC
vg) CBOWN UUUSBELB. the leather seat. ©
Q and INGBANS. Prices from SG.OO per set up. X
y RUGS. Sideboards, Buflets and X
Of all kinds, from the small door China Closets. CS
(Cy size to the rooto sl;ed rurjs. A<» kinds shown here, any slae. /Si
pr, r,ices of room sliea rug, any style, any finish you may do- St
(Op from»10.00 up. sire. Prices from fJO.OO up. @
| Patterson Bros. I
FURNITURE OF QUALITY, <§
to IQC Kl Mnin Cor. Main
fjßrown & Co. 100 N, I*l3lll Mifflin St.®
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 27, 19C6
j LOVE AND 1
By JOSEPH LANE
Copyright, 19oC, by I*. C. East meat 1 ?
"if you keep on having deaths in the
family at this rate, you will kill them
all off befiore the end of a year and
have to marry into another family to
get more relatives to kill," warned
Freeman as he regarded the woman
who was supposed to keep his apart
ments in order.
The eljony face opened wide in a guf
faw. Cynthia regarded Freeman as a
" 'Deed," she protested, "I didn't lose
fambly. It was my bes' lady. Her
le gal done got married yesterday."
"Well, don't let it happen again," he
warned. "Give the rooms a good clean
Cynthia wriggled first on one foot,
then on the other. "I doan' can do no
cleanln' today," she protested. "Dis
my young lady day. -I jes.' come tor
your wash. She tole me I could wa«h
"If you mean you are going to do
my laundry on some one else's gas
range, be careful that you get all my
Cynthia, with many voluble protesta
tions, escorted him to the door and re
turned to the apartment to gather up
the soHed clothes, and Freeman went
downtown to work.
Things all went wrong that day, and
when he came home In the evening he
went to the top drawer, where from a
photograph and a handkerchief he was
wont to draw comfort. The girl In the
photograph smiled up at him, but the
handkerchief was gone, and, though he
turned out the contents of every draw
er, he could not find it.
With an odd sense of foreboding he
sat down to think it over. Freeman
was of an unusually sensitive tempera
ment, and the Joss of the handkerchief
seemed to him to be an omen.
Bessie had worn It when he had gone
to say goodby before ho had started
for the city, and she had given It to him
to wrap the photograph In when he
slipped it Into his pocket. It had been
his talisman, and the faint perfume
that he knew so well cleared his brain
J»QW it was gone, just as Bessie had
gone. There was something uncanny
la Its disappearance, and It seemed to
him to presage evil.
She had dropped utterly from sight.
She had written him that she, too, was
coming to town, and that was the last
"SHE DOSE EXPECT IT," WAS THE COM
he had heard. a year
ftgo, and he iiad searched in vain for
any trace of the girl who had promised
to become, his wife.
lie was still lust in hi« thoughts when
a shrill peal of tln> eloctrlclieli roused
him. At the door stood Cynthia, panting
from the exertion of stair climbing und
carefully nursing a huge basket cov
ered with his best red tablecloth.
"Get through all right'/" he asked, hit)
good temper retu:i>iug. "What did the
youpg lady say to the intrusion?"
•' "She done expect it," was the com
forting reply as Cynthia made her way.
toward the bedroom to put the things
(tway. n 4 dona t°' e her that I had to
jook after my young gemman too."
''You better had," he laughed as he
settled himself with his paper.
"I got to go back there," she said as
ihe came lumbering toward him. "It's
des as funny."
"What's funny?" he asked.
"I done took a handkerchief outen
your top drawer."
"Thapl; iJodi". he breathed softly.
"An' I don't know which it is," she
went on as she handed out a pile of
filmy lacy things.
"Your young lady use the same
kind?" he asked as he hold out ltfs
freeman gave a gasp. There WM
pothlng by which he could tell the one
lie bad lost. They were all alike. He
turned to Cynthia.
"What's your young lady's name?"
"Mis' Hadley," was the stammering
response. "I'm sorry I done got 'em
"I'm not!" he shouted. "Wuere does
Miss Hadley live?"
"I was a-goin' to des slip 'em In de
drawor," she protested. "Doan" you go
to tatain' 'em round."
"Hoiik the handkerchiefs r he
shouted as he caught up his hat and
Started for tho door, and he darted out,
leaving behind a most astonished ne
Ten minutes later he was ringing the
bell of a flat house half a mile away
aud with trembling feet was climbing
the stairs. It might, of course, all be a
mistake, yet it would be odd if her
name was Hadley and it was not his
Then a door opened in the hall above,
and her face peered over the banis
ters. With a choking cry she tottered
toward the stairs just as he sprang to
the top, and an instant later, she was
gobbing in bin arms ,
For a moment be held her there, too
happy to speak, Then the closing of a
door on the floor above aroused him,
and he quietly drew her into the par
"I have found you at last!" he ex
claimed. "I was beginning to fear that
you were dead."
Gently she slipped from his arms and
moved away. "I sent and told you
where I was," she reproached. "You
never came, to me."
"I did go,'' he protested. "I was out
of town. When I came home they told
me that you bad gone out one evening
and had not returned. I searched the
town for jou, but could And no trace.
and I even went bacs to the old home
to see if you had become discouraged
and had returned there."
"1 met with an accident," -die ex
plained. "I was struck by an auto
mobile. and my head was hurt—con
cussion of the brain, they said it was.
I was insensible for two weeks. Then
I sent to your address, but you had
moved, and no one seemed to know
where yon were."
"I had fitted up a flat for two," he
explained. "When I lost you I could
not bear to live in it and be constantly
reminded of all I had planned.
"Then how did you find me now?"
"Through your handkerchief," he ex
"I did not know they were marked
with my address." she said coldly.
"There must be some other explana
tion of your suddenly awakened de
sire to see me. Did you not have my
address all the time?"
"Do you remember that Cynthia
brought some oue's washing to do here
at your house today?" he demanded.
Ignoring her question.
"Well, through some foolishness she
got the handkerchief you gave me the
dtiy I went away mixed up with the
wash. When she came to pick It out
they were nil alike, and she brought
the whole lot over to me to see if I
could pick out mine."
Bessie's face cleared. "Do you
know," she said, "that for a moment
I thought that since you knew where
1 lived you must have known all the
"If I had," he smiled, "there would
have been a double laundry for Cyn
thia long ago."
"And to think that a little thing like
that should bring us together:" she
cried. "Cynthia always spoke of you
as her 'young gemman.' "
"And you were her 'young lady,'"
he answered. "Don't you think it ia
about time there was a change of own
"Jf you still want me, Charlie," she
"If I want you!" he echoed as he
caught her to him, and Cynthia, com
ing back, beamed on them with the
air of one who has worked a great
Golnic to Lancheon.
How a man goes; Glances at the
clock, drops his pen. Jumps from his
chair, gratis his hat, bolts for the door,
nays briefly. "Going to lunch," and is
gone. Time, one-half minute.
How a woman goes; Glances at the
clock. Wipes her lien carefully and
places It in the pen tray. Arranges pa
pers neatly.on her desk. Goes to the
mirror. Removes four or five combs,
as many pins and possibly unties $
bow from her hair. Combs up her
pompadour, puffs put \he sides, combs
up weakling locks, replaces bow,
pins and combs, th#u surveys result
With hand mirror. Washes her bauds
And cleans hor nails. Dabs the pow
der rag over her face to remove "that
shiny look." Applies whisk broom to
dress. Puts on and thrusts i"+~ '*
five long hatpins. mu
ror again. Puts on veil. Uses hand
mirror once more. Investigates sun
dry fancy pins at buck of neck and
belt. Pulls gloves. Gets her para-
M*l. Gives one more look in the mirror
snd goes. Tima—dcjienda on the wom
an and the length of her gloves, but
anywhere from twenty minutes to half
an hour.—New York Press.
Old EnfftlKli Coal Record*.
There is a record, dated 852, of the
receipt of twelve cartloads of fossij
coal at the abbey of Peterborough, and
this was assuredly not the first case of
' deeds of tho bishopric of Dur
ham contain records of grants of land
to colliers as far back as 1180 in va
rious parts of the county. In the year
1239 a charter was granted by Henry
111. to the freemen of
Tyne to dig coal in the fields belong
ing to, the and it was in or about
jhis year that coal was first sent to
London. Very early in the fourteenth
century evidence abounds of a large
consumption of coal by smiths, brewers
and others. Already the smoke nui
sance appeared, and a commission of
Edward I. levied fines to prevent it.
Anotner charter, or license was
granted to tho freemen of Newcastle
In Edward lll.'s time to work coal
Wlthiu in* town walls, and in the year
coal began to be worked at Wl»<
laton. In the neighborhood where
George Stephenson was to evolve the
locomotive -iOO vears later, while bim*
«el< a worker at the coal pits.
THE SURGEON'S TOOLS
AS FEW AS POSSIBLE USED BY THE
To Remove atii Appendix, For In
stance, He Can f,vcr> thiug
Xece»»nry line of Hl* Pocket».
Aland Forged Instrument* the Beat.
"A surgeon used to carry a bag of in
struments weighing often as much
twenty-five pounds when ho was callei\
to operate," said a member of the staff
of the Xew York Postgraduate Med
ical School aud Hospital the other day.
"Today an average operation, such as
the removal of an appendix, calls for no
more Instruments than can be carried
In the pockets.
"I have just come," continued the doc
tor, "from removing an appendix, and
here In this small package are all the
instruments I used—a scissors, two ar
tery clamps, two forceps aud a needta.
Many operations, of course—gastro
enteric, gynecological and those that
have to do with bones—require more
Instruments, but modern science de
mands the use of as few as possible in
order that tlmo may bo saved. Skill
and haste are prime factors In an op
eration. In the old days, before anaes
thesia was known, this was to shorten
the patient's agony as much as possible.
After ether was discovered surgeons
fgr awhile operated more leisurely, but
soon finding out that the shock to the
patient remaining under ether so long
was always dangerous and often fatal
they again recognized the Importance
of swiftness. Diminishing the number
of Instruments was one of the methods
for saving time. In the operating room
In the old days there was alwajs, no
matter what the operation, a good sized
table laid out with ten or fifteen score
of Instruments, fifty artery clamps,
scissors, forceps and lancets by the
dozen. It used to take over an hour to
remove an appendix; today the average
is about twelve minutes.
"The variety of instruments increases
every year as surgeons meet with new
needs or solve old problems. In our
school here, as in others, many Instru
ments have been devised. Especially
to those having to do with the eye, eai\
nose and throat have we made, valua
ble additions as well as in the field of
orthopedic appliances. The Ilippocrat
1c oath precludes the? patenting of any
such inventions; consequently all In
struments are free to be made by all
and every surgical manufactory."
Tho making: of surgical Instruments
in the L'nltedjstgtes Is nearly contem-
poraueous with the l>egiDQlng of the
republic, aud one or two of the promi
nent lirms today date from Ion*; liefore
the civil war. 11l no country are fiuer
instruments made than in the t'nlted
States. Though the number of men |
employed Is small, every man is a
skilled laborer and an artist, with an
adroitness ofteu as fine as that of a j
journeyman jeweler, capable of mak- |
even the most delicate of the great I
variety #f instruments, amounting to ;
about 10,000. which «*i surgical house |
must keep in stock or be ready to pro- •
duce upon order.
Cast and drop forget! instruments j
have no lasting value, and once the
edge is worn off they cau never be sat
isfactorily resharpeued. The process
which they undergo demands that they
be brought three times to a white
heat. The first time the steel becomes
tempered; the second and third time it
becomes decarbonized and loses its
temper, the result being an Instru
ment with a shell of hard steel, capa
ble of taking a fair edge, but beneath
which the metal is soft and unfit to
"All good Instruments are hand
forged. Thifi prices are doubled and
trebled over the prices of cast Instru
ments because of the skilled labor and
time neceusary to their construction.
The workman In a careful factory
must make a study of his work and
learn the physical qualities of the
steel or metal he works with, its
strength and cutting and tension qual
ities. General operating instruments
are made of steel, silver, platinum,
gold and aluminium. German steel,
owing to its tenacity. Is used for for
ceps and blunt instruments; English
cast steel for edged tools, as It receives
a high temper, a flue polish and re
tains its edge. Sliver when pure is
very flexible and Is useful for cathe
ters, which require frequent change of
curve. When mixed with other metals,
as coin silver, it makes firm catheters,
caustic holders and cannulated work.
Seamless silver instruments are least
liable to corrode. Datlnum resists the
action of acids and ordinary heat and
is useful for caustic holders, actual
cauteries and the electrodes of the
galvano cautery. Gold, owing to lta
ductility, is adapted for fine tubes,
tuch as eye syringes and so forth,
■while aluminium is by its extreme
lightness suitable for probes, styles
and tracheotomy tubes.
"Handles are inado of ebony, ivorv,
pearl or hard rubber. Ebony and rub
ber are used for large instruments,
though these at times have handles of
steel. Ivory makes a durable and
beautiful-handle, though it and ebony
are not entirely aseptic, because it is
impossible to boil them for the purpose
of sterilisation without their cracking.
Ivory and pearl are used for scalpels
and for small instruments like those
used in operating on the eye. On the
whole, the best material for handles
Is hard rubber, since It may be rulcan
lzed on the instrument, thus making it
practically one piece, with no possible
seam for the lodging of germs and
hence perfectly safe.
"Xrxt to tb« <—» - jnode 0 f
quality. Steel overheated in the forge
is brittle or rotten. In shaping with
the file the form may be destroyed.
In hardening and tempering the steel
may be spoiled. In every stage the
value of the instrument depends upon
the skill applied."—New York Post.
THOUGHTLESS TRAPPERS. .
Torture to Anlmala and Ruthles*
Destruction of Game.
People who have not seen can form
no idea of the suffering trappers cause
nor of their ruthless destruction of
game. Nothing escapes them. Even the
squirrels are sacrificed to bait traps
for marten and fisher, and not only the
equlrreis, but all kinds of birds, wheth
er game or song birds.
In trapping mink, otter, beaver and
a few other fur bearing animals the
trap is nearly always set near tho
water, where the animal when caught
can drown itself, thus ending its suf
But with bear, marten and fisher it is
different. The bear must drag a heavy
clog about until it catches in some root
or bush. There he must wait until the
trapper couies to kill him, aed this in
soiiie eases Is not for days. Tho bones
of the leg are almost invariably broken
by the trap, and the leg swells to In
credible size. One trapper in one day
shot nineteen large blue grouse merely
to try a new rifle. The birds were nest
ing. He had no use for them, and not
one did he even bring to camp.
Years ago in British Columbia an old
trapper camped near our bear bunting
party. He shot every tiling he could
find, even little ducks and marmots. A
goat he killed fell over a cliff, and as
it was harder to recover It than to shoot
another he shot another. He was
trapping beaver- out of season and
boasted of having caught one that was
about to become a mother.
I have seen the spot where a bear
fast In a trap had been caught for rnoro
than a week in a thicket through which
it was impossible to drag the trap and
clog. I once knew an old French trap
per who shot seventy-three moose and
elk in one winter for bear bait for the
spring catch. I asked why he killed so
many. He said that he wanted a big
stink in the sjiring so as to bring the
bears around. All of the animals he
had slaughtered for a spring stink were
shot with a revolver, for thgy were
snow bound and could not escape. Ho
told me that he dropped live big elk In
one pile. This frightful destruction by
trappers has exterminated the game.—
Dou't save your money and starve
Vigorous thought must come from a
Tens of thousands of people fall be
cause the.v love their ease too much.
"Keeping alive that spirit of youth,"
Stevenson used to say, was "the per
ennial spriug of all the mental facul
A /nan may bujjd a palace, but he
can never make of it a home. Tho
spirituality and love of u woman alone
can accomplish this.
If we are contented to unfold the life
within according to the pattern given
us we shall reach the highest end of
which we are capable.
By proper training tho depressing
emotions can be practically eliminated
from life and the good emotions ren
dered permanently dominant.
Every time you crowd Into the mem
ory what you do not expect it to re
tain you weaken its powers and you
lose your authority to command its
\oi Hiirli-il J rt.
"There has never been any decisive
action on that bill you introduce year
"Xo," answered the statesman. "That
bill has been oi such v..lue in giving
me prominence iliat 1 should rather re
gret to see il reinj .VJ from active con
troversy ami buried In the statute
\ Felicia |
S By OTHO B. SENGA <
( Copyright, lUO6, by Raby Douglas (
"Itnn out, children; run out and
play," coaxed Felicia, "shooing" them
along with the skirt of her pretty
"You come, too. Aunt Fillie," begged
Jimmie. "Yon said you'd play 'tim
"I'm going to be very busy this
morning, Jimmie," evaded Felicia.
"Going to try on?" cried Gladys
ecstatically. "Oh, do let me stay!"
"I'm not going to 'try on,' Gladys; it
isn't the dressmaker who is coming,"
Felicia smiled happily.
The brown eyes of Bobby the adora
ble opened wider and then narrowed
knowingly. "You goin' to have p'tic'lnr
Felicia's joyous laugh rang out
sweetly. "Yes, Bobby, very particu
"I'll bet anything it's Mr. Farker,"
grumbled Jimmie. "I don't want to go
away if it is."
"Oh, let us stay!"* cried Gladys, Jump
ing up and down. "Mr. Parker'll want
to see us—he always does. You know,
Aunt Fillie," argumentatlvely, "he
said the other day he was very fond
"Yes, I know," hurriedly, "he is
fond of children—good children, obe
"Then we'll thtay," agreed Donald
"Of course," assented Gladys and
Jimtaie, with one accord, seating them
selves on the steps with cheerful alac
"Come on, Bob," Jimmie added pat
But the adorable one -stood aloof,
regarding Felicia with gravely re
proachful eyes. "Has he got somepln'
p'tic'lar to say to you?" frigidly.
Felicln laughed and blushed rosily.
"I think so, Bobby," gently. "Now,
Jimmie," eoaxingly, "you are the oldest
—you ought to set the others a good
example. Take them away and have
them play something. I want to talk
with Mr. Parker a little while, and
then perhaps we'll play."
Jimmie rose grandly. "I'm most
nine," importantly. "111 boss the oth
ers. Come on, kids."
He stopped and turned to his pretty
aunt with masculine superiority. "But
if you're smart you won't keep Mr.
Tarker shut up In that dark parlor
very long. I bet he druther play 'tim
buktu.' Come on, Bob. What you
standin' there for?"
Felicia paused on the steps and looked
back apprehensively. The adorable
one stood In the path, his feet planted
wide apart, his hands thrust into the
pockets of the recently acquired
trousers and a faraway look upon his
beautiful face that somehow filled
Felicia's heart with foreboding. Had
she known Bobby better she might
have feared less—or more! She ran
down the steps and laid a detaining
hand on Jimmie's arm.
"Jimmie, dear," she whispered im
pressively, "remember that Bobby is
your guest, and you must do every
thing you can to make him happy."
"All right," gruffly, stMl with a sense
of being defrauded. "Come, Bobby."
"Go with the others, Bobby," coaxed
Felicia alluringly; "they will show you
lie brought his heaven turned eyes
down to her face.
"Some day," he breathed sweetly, "I
shall give you a Sarah Nade."
"So you shall, Bobby," gratefully,
"whenever you wish."
Bobby skipped away, and Felicia ran
singing up the steps.
"Isn't it sweet of him?" she thought
"I never heard him sing except that
once at All Saints'. I don't wonder they
call him the adorable one! Such a
lively thought, to give me a serenade!"
"This Is my dorg," introduced Jim
rnie proudly. "His name is Bunch o'
Brightness, but we call him Bunch for
every day. Get your cat. Gad. Glad's
eat is a blue ribboner!"
The big, fluffy Persian was brought
out for the admiration of the guest,
who regarded it with coldly critical
"Where's Don's pet?"
"It's a parrot," explained Gladys.
"He's in the house—in a cage. When
we got Fluff we had to shut the parrot
up, 'cause he wanted to pick Fluff's
"You orter hear the parrot talk!"
cried Jimmie. "He can say 'Xow's the
time,' 'Go It, old boy,' and 'l'll bet on
you,' plain as I can."
"Let's bring him out," tempted the
adorable one, "and look at all three
together and see which is the nicer
"Oh, we can't!" cried Gladys hastily.
"If they should fight, Aunt Fillle would
be most scart to death."
The back of the adorable one Is
turned squarely upon the timorous
Gladys. "Girls," witheringly, "are al
"I guess we'd better, Glad," said Jlm-i
mie slowly. "She said do everything
we could to make Bobby happy."
"We'll make eveiybody happy," an
swered Bobby serenely. "We'll give
her a Sarah Nade!"
"What's a Sarah Nade?"
"He means lemonade," interposed
•Gladys, anxious for reinstatement.
"I'll help make It."
"So, it's u Sarah Nade—singing and
—and bringing gifts. You make a
p'cession and have your pets for gifts,
and we'll all sing."
"Can't we dress tip?" The girl never
wanders far from her wardrobe.
"Naw!" in concert from the thret
"Oh, I mean play dress up," pleaded
Gladys. "I'll put on one of mamma's
dress skirts, and Jimmie can put on
"Has It got tails?" The possibilities
of the proposal appeal to the adorable
"I can find one with tails," eagerly—
"All right. Can't yon put a skirt on,
Don? Then there'll be two ladies and
two geutlemeus In the Sarah Nade."
Don objected, but his minority vote
was not recorded, and twenty minutes
later the procession stole noiselessly
up the steps and opened the door Into
the cool, dark ball.
Don, bearing the bellicose parrot,
staggered patiently up the front of his
mother's new tailored skirt; Gladys,
with Fluff's claws diguing wildly into
her bare arms, switched the train of a
pale blue foulard; Jimmie held his
hand over the quivering Jaws of the
anxious Bunch and divided his atten
tion between the trailing silk draper
ies in front of him and the two talis
that dragged the ground at his rear.
The adorable one, walking aomewhat
remotely, bore no indication 0t any
participation in the proceedings.
Don pushed aside the portiere at the
"In a Sarah Nade," the manager bad
explained before starting, "every one
sings the things he likes best. Just as
quick as we reach the curtains all be
Don was like the heroes at Balaklava
—not his to question why. He poked
himself into the dim, sweet smelling
room and opened his mouth in a dole
ful howl. Gladys pushed in close be
hind him, shrilly yelling; Jimmie p'unt
ed both feet firmly on the blue forlard
and gruffly vociferated in an iuiiutiou
Their entrance was evidently not
happily timed. An athletic young man
sprang to bis feet with a sinoth red
exclamation, and Felicia was suent
from sheer consternation.
Don's next 6tep, gasping "Where the
love in your eyes I could see." was
inimical to renewals of any sort. lie
ing born under Cancer, his movements
were usually sidewise and crab! ke,
and the clinging broadcloth skirt .Tid
ed to his uncertainty of balauce. ile
fell heavily, and bis chubby foot and
legs upset the shrieking Gladys and
bowled the valiant rag and bone
vender on top of his suffering sister.
Gladys in falling grasped despairingly
at the legs of the astounded Parker
and brought him to his knees on the
Toll escaped from Don's clutches
and instituted a severe investigation
of every leg, arm or body within reach
of her vicious beak, clamoring In •■•cs
santly. "Go it, old boy! Now's the
time! I'll bet on you!" Bunch &
Brightness showed his fighting blood
in violent attacks on Poll and the
The man disentangled himself an
grily nnd turned to the now byster'cal
girl. "I supiwse you call this funny.
Miss Austin, but I must confess my
idea of a Joke falls to coincide with
He Stepped grimly over the strug
gling mass, kicked Bunch— not gently
—and with apparent relish cuffed the
"Glad tidings of great Joy I bring,**
sang a seraphic voice as Parker strode
into the hall. The adorable one was
standing in his most admired Sunday
pose, his hands loosely clasped before
him and his Iteautlful face turned np-
Vrard. He smiled beatlflcally into Par
ker's face and completed his carol.
"Did she like it?" with sweet solici
tude. "Did she like the Sarah Nade?"
"Bobby," sternly, "who put up this
Job and what is it for?"
"Me," proudly. "We wanted to Sa
rah Nade her."
From the parlor came a pitiful sob
and then a shrill, insistent, childish
voice, "Did he say. Aunt be
say that p'tic'lar thing he came to
Parker went back.
"I didn't, Gladys, but Pm going to
now. I won't be driven off so easily."
And, to the astonishment of the sere
nades, he took Aunt Fillie In his arms,
whispering swift, passionate words
that brought back the sweet flush to
her cheeks and a tremulous, happy
smile to her Hps.
Onions are an excellent curs for
sleeplessness. They act ss a kind at
soporific if taken la small quantities
before retiring. They will be found to
be more appetizing if finely chopped
up and laid between two thin wafers
or biscuits. Eaten in this way, they,
are also easily digested. The reason
so many people complain of onions
disagreeing with them is that they eat
too much of the homely vegetable.
Onions are not intended to be eaten
cn masse. When they are taken raw
they should be thoroughly mastioatsd,
or, better still, the Juice of the onion
should be pressed out and taken on
bread or us a sauce. In this form tbe
onion is splendid for liver complaints
and acts in consequence as a purifier
for a dark and muddy complexion.
Salmon Sometime* Cansrfct at Sea*
The salmon Is one of the anadromoos
fishes, of which the shad nnd sturgeon
are other examples, anadromons fishes
being those that come from tbe sea and
asceud fresh water streams to spawn
and return to tbe sea again after
spawning. It is not known of tbe shad
whether It remains in deep water in
the ocean not very far away from the
river whence it came or whether it goes
south, but it seems certain that some
salmon at least spend their sea life not
far away from their rivers, for salmon
have been caught at sea in nortlArn
waters off the New England coast on
books baited for cod, haddock and hal
I'K of the Snflix "Len" la Verb*,
.Nouns nnd Adjectives.
Many will remember that some years
ago there went on u violent contro
versy about the word tireless. The
discover} 1 had been made that "less"
was a suffix which could properly be
appended only to nouns; hence tbe
form must be discarded, and we must
all take pains to. say untiring. The
duty of so doing was preached from
scores of professional and newspaper
pulpits. No one seemed to think or
care for the various other adjectives
similarly formed and therefore liable
to the similar censure which they
never received. Hostility was direct
ed against it alone. The actual flaw
which vitiated the arguuieuts against
tireless Its censors never knew or took *
Into consideration. This was that tbe
fancied rule covering the creation of
such words had practically long ceased
to be operative whenever a new folia
tion struck the sense of the users of
language as being desirable. *
Unquestionably iu our earliest speech
the suffix "less" when employed to
form adjectives was Joined only with
nouns. But the general sloughing off
of nominal anil verbal endings which
went on ia later centuries reduced a
great proportion of substantives aad
verbs in the speech t > precisely the
same form. Iu consequence the sense
of any fundamental distinction be
tween the two broke down in many
ways—ln one way iu particular. There
is nothing easier Iu >»<r speech than to
convert a verb into a noun or a noun
into a verb. It is u i>rocess which has
taken place constantly In the past and
is liablj to take place at any time in
the future, either at the will or tbe
whim of the writer or speaker.—
Thomas It. Lonnsbury In Harper's.
A florae Story
our Dumb Animals tells a remark
able story about the Intelligence of a
mare who saved her colt from death
by stopping a train on a railroad in
Texas. The colt had fallen with its
legs through a railroad bridge, and tbe
mother started down tbe track to meet
tha coming train. As the train came
up she stood ou the track whinny "*g-
ITje train stopped, and then the trure
trottoi ahead of it as It moved slowly,
to t'ja bridge. Here the colt was dis
covered anil extricated from its peril
ous position. The story was vouched
for by the engineer, rairtoad-fflPHlUfl#
passengers in the tiain.