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I THE MODERN STORE--—7
NEW GOODS AND NEW PRIGES
■ 6RANDSHOWING In MILLINERY DEPARTMENT
We are nftw showing our new fall stock of dre>-
d goods, silks, tri innings, waistings, flannelette*.
1 blankets, comfort* rs, etc. Most complete stock of
y underwear and hosiery for women,-children an<l men.
Indies' Home J urnal Patterns for < )etolx*r lu*rc.
l>est patterns made. 10c and 15c each. <iet a monthly
Style Book free. Large Quarterly Style Book loeeach.
THE FINEST MILLINERY FYER SHOWN.
Our millinery opening last week was a great suc
cess. Special showing in this department this week.
handsomest assortn.ent of hats we ever had. \Ve can
surely please you.
' SOUTH MABI STREET j ft f\4
I f"I Samples sent on request.
OPPOSITE HOTBL VRXINGTON. BUTLER. PA
New Positions and Changes Reported Since Sept. Ist.
J. H. Alexander, bookkeerer, wholesale grocery company, Pittsbnry: H. O.
Freehlinjf. bookkeeper, Preswt Steel Car Co., McKeea Kocks, Pa.; Win Fofter,
stenographer. Americsn Bridge Co., Pittabnrg; Lowry Wattern. bookkeeper.
White Fnrnitore Co., Allegheiiy; Latiiia Rine, Btenograpber, W. S Arnold &
Co., Real Estate, Pittsburg; Bertha Mnrtland, bookkeeper. Blair Connty Hospital.
HoHidaysbuTK. Pa., Jean GraLam, Stenographer, with Geo. Walter & Sons, Bat
l*r: Badie McCollon«b. stenoaripher, Pntler Street Passenger Railway Co., Bat
ler; Carrie Gerner. stenograph r. Batler Wood Fibre Plaster Co.. Batler
Youdk people, it PAY B to ittend a school that gets RESULTS. May enter
ANY time. Best dates. Mond yg, the first of each month, Jan. 2d and first Mon
day in April- Catalog free. • 'orrespondence solicited.
A. F. REGAL, Principal, Butler, Pa.
31 > I
1 111 FURNITURE.!
| Y |
The largest and most complete stock
s||| of Furniture, Carpet, Wall Pajx-r, Lace j@|
Curtains, Dinner Sets, Ranges, Stoves, ~
fp} and in fact every thing in the line of House |§|
, Sal Furnishings that this store has ever
I «hown will he on display this month. pg
231 While the stock of fine furniture JBC
will be large, the popular priced lines
£g will be more complete than ever. -■?
pg The price of each piece is marked
in plain figures, and we invite you to
come in and look around. |p»
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1 Alfred 4. Campbell |
; . ix. ii il il. .■—>!- - ■■.... ■
I Bit "Nippy" Isn't It?
I J ,/x These cool nights and chilly
M f'• mornings make you think of
II V v putting camphor balls in your
El . summer oxfords and getting
B yonr eet nto warmer cover
a We've got all our winter boots and shoes in for
I Hen and Women as well as the children. Every de
■ sirable shape and leather and at a range of prices that
I will meet the purse exigencies of every one, as usual
B we cannot bo undersold and as usual we are doing the
I shoe business of this town. COME IN.
I B. C. Huselton,
■ Opp. Hotel Lowry. 102 N. Main Street
|| Fall and Winter Millinery. 1
T ? Everything in the line of Millinery can be found, *t.
!i: the right thing at the right time at the right price at
% ROCK ENSTEIN'S I
Phone 656. S. Main St fe
Tr\? The CITIZ6N
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
; J-ro know I
W that you art getting fnil valne and at a reaeonabSe price mast bring
yQj satisfaction to the heart of every woman. V
(§) Q That is Thy our customers
Id >3 ways TI tnrn. once gained never fo)
lost seems to be the rnle of this
*C X <] « t,,re X
J fi; TTj ' 1?8 Then again another demand we (p)
[ » i iI 1 " ' make upon our salesmen is court- X
Jal e9 >'- no sharp, curt replys or noVy
fVy JK. rnzdjft.l unwillingness to display goods©
'■ >< '«M w iU I# tol-irated in this store. 2n
'ps ti l r i '\ , . Now jnst think of the value
Plf iff '! M'ffiK&pjfyJ. 'jtoLf soch pieces of furniture as these, (S)
WjjL Lv'lA ™ Ml-,**? and the ridiculously low prices, ,2k
r®*= & <E*& Asked for them at the store that V[
IS jT saves yon money. (o)
0 Patterson Bros. I
© FURNITURE OF QUALITY, ®
to IQC KJ flfl\r, Cor. J^V*'. n a i ltl ©
QBrown & Co. 100 W« llloH! Mifflin St.^
\ Bickers Fall Footgear, n
largest Stocl< and Handsome Styles W
1 of Fine Footwear we have ever Shown, kj
Sorosls Shoes— Twenty fall styles. Dongola, M
>1 Patent-kid and fine calf shoes—made in the latest
LW up-to-date styles for fall. PJ
r J Men's Shoes—Showing all the latest styles in l ! 3
r« Men's fine shoes. All leathers, #2.00 to $6.00. p J
Complete stock of Boys', Youths' and jk^
[4 Little Gents' Fine Shoes. w2
Wa Barsalns In School Shoes— High cut copper toe
shoes for boys, and good waterproof school shoes WJ
M Large stock of Women's Heavy Shoes in W.
M Kangaroo-calf and oil-grain for country wear.
Lf Rubber and Felt Goods—Our stock of Rul tr f
ml and Felt Goods is extremely large and owing to the J
M large orders which we placed we were able to get
w very close prices and are in a position to offer you <
< the lowest prices for best grades of Felts and Rubber '
> Goods. -
< An immense business enables us to name the '
* very lowest prices for reliable footwear.
< When in need of any thing in oqr line give us a call: \
3 JOHN BICKELH
< 128 S Main St., BUTLER. PA. *1
l/Vl M. IrHßj'l /if Won't buy clothing for the purpose of
Hl' /I7J AH V I " 9 P eu di n K money. They desire to get the
lin I 11// / I best possible results of the money expended.
Ivl 1 i jXtf \ VP /&> jIJ Those who buy custom clothing have a
«IT \rrtrHi J right to demand a fit, to have their olothee
/*lr Mi 1" correct in style and to demand of the
/ jh' ' ijl seller to guarantee everything. Come to
A./ ;) J*fL/ M. l i us and there will bo nsthing lacking. 1
lii\\ "111 have just received a large stock of FALL
11111 i and WINTER suitings in the latest styles,
I \ wnffll I shades and colors.
iAflrl J G - F KECK.
il 1 I MERCHANT TAILOR,
IJJJ 142 N. Main St., Sutler, Pa
| Good Enough Fall Styles |
/ is not good enough these now in, and they are per- /
y days. Ready-to-wear feet. We want your busi- f
i clothes have got to be ness, that is why we are
r better than that. They the early bird. Anything ?
S must bear the severest ' in style and pattern your
\ tests. They must retain heart may desire. Ham-
\ their shape and must be burger, Clothcraft and (
c perfect in style, fit and Horseshoe Clothes ready c
f workmanship. for you (
I Douthett & Graham. \
S INCOHPORATItU V
DON T FAIL TO ATTEND
The 30 Day Clearance Sale of
Clothing, Underwear, Shirts, Hats, Trunks, etc.,
Which is now Going on at
Schaul <S Levy,
137 South Wain 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.
187 South Main Street, Batler, Pa.
BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1906
| When the ,•
11 Votes Tied |
> By CLAUDE PAURARES (
| Jj Copyright, I by \V. R. Caldwell
It was an off year in politics - that is,
it was a bad year for the politicians.
The electors had taken the bit in their
teeth and run away, and the cut and
dried nominees had failed to become
candidates. It was because of this that
Abe Hewson had been elected to the
legislature from one of the mountain
I districts. When his friends and neigh
bors had talked of nominating him he
"Shoo! Why. I hain't got no oddeca
•'lton't you reckon you need any to
l>e an honest man."'
'"But I can't make no speech."
"The less gab the better. Been too
much talk already."
"But them eddecated critters will git
me all tangled up."
"Nobody can't tangle up a square
Abe Hewson was nominated and
elected. He didn't have to pay out a
shilling for campaign expenses, and he
didn't make any promises. They knew
him throughout his district as an hon
est man. They said of him as they
said of a January coonskin—that was
Ills wife was not puffed up with
pride over his nomiuation. She had lit
tle to say during the campaign. It
was only when lie came home and told
her that he was elected that she mo
tioned him to sit down and then said:
"Abe Hewson, nobody could dun say
that you wasn't au honest man when I
"i was tryin' to walk straight, Til
"Fur ten years you was buyin' and
sellin' mewls. Abe, did you ever lie
and cheat in that businessV"
"Drat me, but I was so squar' that I
couldn't make a livlu' at it."
"For six or seven years you have
been buyin" coon and skunk and wood
chuck skins. Have you been a liar and
"No, Tilda. 1 could have lied once
and made $3 on a b'arskiu, but I shet
my teeth hard agin it."
"Tou kin bonow a dollar of most
any man, can't you?"
"And when a man lies got your word
he depends on it?"
" Tears that way."
"And all this is why you've been
'lected- It's cause you've got a good
name; it's cause your a snuar' mau.
Abe, we uus is pore folks. \Ve hain't
eddecated. Planers and silks and
broadcloths are not for slch as us. We
squatted yere twenty years ago, and
we'll stay squatted till the slid. I
hain't makiu' the least complaint over
it. 1 don't believe I'd caro to be rich
and have grand things. I'm satisfied
to go right along just liko this, but
don't Hill*, us down, Abe -don't
I I/a I."
"What d'ye mean, Tilda?" he asked.
"I' hain't mnch of a reader, but I qaq
make out 'uuff in our weekly paper ta
know that heaps p ! pi en aro willlq' to
part with their honesty to get ahead in
tho world. Don't part with yours. You
are goin' whar you'll lio tempted, but
shet your teeth agin It. I'm holdln'
my head high and feeliu' jest as good
as any one on this here mounting,'not
bekase we've got money, Abe, but be
kase you are a squar' man. If you
should lose that name you'd lose me.
I'm lovin' you as much as a wife can,
but I'm spaa kin' mighty straight when
I tell you that if so much as a whisper
should come back here that you had
lost your rquu!''i)tis? I'd walk off and
starve to death in the woods rather
than live oh with you."
"And I wouldn't l»e blaniln' you, Til
da," quietly replied Abe as lie went out
to walk about and think.
Abe Hewson went down to the capi
tal of the s:ti'.te In fear and trembling.
He was markod down by certain mem
bers and lobbyists ai a i*i«> I thing, but
they gave him time to shake himself
down into his place. There were axes
to grind on every hand, but it was the
coal men who had the largest. They
wanted a charter for a railroad to run
to certain undeveloped mines. It
wasn't a line to build up the country
and accommodate the people, but to
bring coal out to market. They want
ed a grant of state lands to recoup
A powerful lobby, well supplied with
money and arguments, was on hat\d.
Those who saw tlu'<>ugl\ ths scheme
and knew that H «as a steal also
knew thai they had their hands full to
Abo was moving along slowly and
trying to look ahead for pitfalls when
the matter of the railroad came up and
he found himself in the thick of it. He
found himself in the position of many
another before his time. The state
employs no lobbyists to protect liur-self.
All the arguineqV ""it sophistry and
money inn m the hands of those who
Would rob her. The opponents of the
railroad scheme sat down with Abe
Hewson and tried to make him under
stand. They found him dense, but real
ized that he wanted to be honest. They
contented themselves by telling him
that it was his duty to vote against tho
bill. It was clear euough to Mm that
day, but not so clear the next. The
lobby had got after him.
Vour congressional or legislative lob
byist Is a smart man. lie is a student
of character. lie is a diplomat. He Is
sleek and slick. In this case when it
became apparent that the vote would
be close the Hon. Abraham Hewson
was Riven especial attention. Cigars
m\d champagne met him at every
turn. Men were solicitous about his
health. lie came to know that shawls
and dress patterns and jewelry were
being sent to Ills mountain home. Tai
lors were ready to measure bitn for
new suits without cost to himself, and
hints were thrown out that ;vftcr the
adjournment would We wanted to
HU important position down in the
All this was very soothing and se
ductive to Abe. He had always been
used lo plain speech. A spade was
either a spade t»r not a spade. The
sophistry of the lobbyists tangled him
up. He was made to s*e that under
certain circumstances a long handled
shovel became a short handled spado.
He was a man without a grain of nat
ural vanity, but when gentlemen of
wealth and education asked hliu to sit
down and drink and smoke with them
and deferred to his opinions it was
only natural that he should feel pulled
The day came when a poll of the
house showed that the vote on the rail
road bill would be a tie. Alio Ilewson
could not be counted for certain on
either side. Roth sides claimed hlin,
but he had made no direct promise.
The casting vote would be his. Some
of his nJu'intiiln <mipfrtuf®ts Itud coui f '
downj but beftveen the lobbyists for
and the meml>ers against tlit' 1 >ill tln-y
had sih>ii lipen reduced to a state of un
certainty. For the first time in tlie
history of the legislature an ignorant
but liouest "coonskin" menilter held
the balance of [tower with tin- most iui-
I»ortant l>il! of two decades in the bal
Queerly enougii, tin- lobbyists liad iu>t
resorted to dirtn't briiiery in Abe's c:is(>.
They miglit argue and cajole and
throw hints of rewards, but they felt
afraid to go further. Both sides felt
that he wa> trying to figure things out
for himself and then cast bis vote as
The day finally came when the bill
was to lie put on its final passage.
That it would be n tie vote every one
was assured. Abe I lew son was in his
seat, pale, nervous and hesitating l»e
--tween t .vo opinions. He was no near
er a decision In his own mind than a
week In-fore. Some preliminary busi
ness was being transacted when a
messenger called him out. Just out
side the doors he found his wife. She
had on her poke bonnet and heavy
shoes and calico dress and had (teen
the sport of a crowd for the last ten
minutes. It was thlrty'slx miles over
the roinrh mountain road to the log
cabin, and she had walked all night.
Kb* had ner«r h»en to the city before,
uerer seen such crowds, never beheld
such buildings, never looked so many
men in the face.
"Gawd, Tilda, but you yere!" ex
claimed Abe ns he laid a hand on her
"But what for? What dun brung
"That railroad bill, Abe. I've been
readiu' of it right along, and I've dun
'Trayln' ta Gawd, Abe—praylu' that
he might dun giuime litht to see my
way clear and make you see yours.
The light come yesterday. Gawd he
dun wants you to vote agin that rail
road and still be an honest man. I've
walked all night to get here aud teli
you. I was skeercd by the darkness,
aud I'm skeered by the i»eople. They
are laughin' at me now. I'd never
have come, Abe—l'd never have com©
In this livin' world if Gawd hadn't dun
Half an hour later the bill was put
on Its passage, and one of the mes
sages going over the wires to people
"Railroad bill knocked into a cocked
hat. Abe Hewson's wife did It."
The Irioh |--n|riea.
Fairies siiil play a prominent part in
the life and belief of the Irish people.
It is lucky to spill milk, a servant as
sured her mistress when she once
dropped a jugful. "Them little people
will be pleased with th" sup ye're
lavlu' them," she added. It was the
same servant, says a writer in the
Grand Magazine, who said that the
good folk vere very dainty In their
habits and would not touch anything
that was soiled or dirty.
"Let me tell ye," she continued. "Me
own little nephew in the County Tip
perary, a lovely young b'y of three
"• • v :in* t\»* pour
mother was distracted Tw know what
was allln* hiin, till shu called in a wo
man who had th' name o' bein' wise,
an' she told me sister th' fairies was
takin' th' child.
" 'An' what'll 1 do?' asked me sis
" 'Smear him wid dirt,' said th' wom
an, 'for whatever's annyway dirty th'
fairies 'll lave after them.'
"Me sister done that, an' th' young
child recovered, for when they seen
th' dirt th' fairies let him lie."
When Auntie Won Silenced.
Auntie wmi showing off her little
nephew, aged two, to au admirer who
was calling upon her for the second
time. lie was a very bright youngster
and during 'a pause in tlie perform
ances specially requested by auntie he
suddenly remembered the way she had
been teasing him before the caller ar
rived and decided to turn the tables on
her, so he pointed a ohttbby tlnger at
the door and "My rug!"
Auntie a| once caught the spirit of
tko thing and cried emphatically, "No,
"My dress," said her little nephew,
pointing to auntie's gown.
"No, my dress," replied auntie, de
lighted to have an opportunity to show
how cute he was.
Then the little boy sidled over to the
caller and, pointing at him, cried, "My
Silence on fhe part of auntie.—PU<
MAKING A CUP OF TEA
THE WAY TO GET THE THEINE AND
AVOID THE TANNIN.
Dark I.lqnlil Hum Hot Mean CicrU
loner. «ntl the Darker the Llqnld
la the More Evil Are lln Kltroti,
Chlnene Ten In Said to Be the lleat.
Perhaps I may be allowed to make
euuio «*iiuineat» on a subject that Is of
Interest to all homes—namely, a cup
of tea und the making of It. The first
proposition Is that the dark color of
tea does not mean excellence, the sec
ond that the darker the liquid Is tho
more evil are Its effects and tho third
that the best tou Is Chinese. These
are the opinions of an Importer. It is
noting, I think, that they are
also the scientific opinions and, fur
ther, that this is a case where doctors
agree. What must properly be de
scribed as the pharmacology of tea is
simple and well understood, and ns it
concerns every one It may be briefly
For practical purposes tea consists
of two things, the first being tannic
acid, also known as tannin, and the
second being thelne, also known us
caffeine. Let us consider each of
these. The tannin, or tannic acid, of
curs In the tea leaf, as In so many
other plants. It Is less readily sol
uble than the thelne and is much
less readily obtained from the Chinese
leaf than from the Indian, the latter,
together with the Cingalese, contain
ing much more of this substance.
Tannic acid lias no attractions for
the palate except In the case of people
who like a little bitterness, and It has
no action on the nervous system, none
of It, Indeed, being absorbed by the
body. Its action upon the tissues with
which It comes Into Immediate contact
is wholly deleterious. I do not say that
It Is necessarily serious, but what ac
tion there Is Is wholly bad. Notably
does It Interfere with the digestibility
of foodstuffs. Plainly, therefore, a chief
concern in the production of the best
beverage from tea should be reduction
of the tannic acid to a minimum. This
Is to be accomplished, first, by using
the leaf which contains least of It. and,
secondly, by sharply limiting the length
of the Infusion. It has been clearly
proved that practically all the thelne
lhat can be obtained from the leaf Is
obtained In the first three minutes,
whereas the aiffffliut '<t taunhi fti
greases markedly even between the
| twentieth and fortieth minutes.
In the : n if not a few. the said
tauniu l< largely res; »n<.bl»* for the del
! to t! lie. Hi!- Inst Is si n uivalu
: able . ilUut of tea; it is the same
i "l'l- s iiiee as that which gives Its value
to coffee, bnt is present in le—; abun
dance in the tea leaf than in the offee
. l» . u; it I ? a nervous stimulant of the
purest kind and iK'longs to an entire
ly different class fr->m the psendo
stimulants. stich as clenfaol. In some
I ways this is* on« of the most re
| markalde of all known drugs. It
appears to be nn' pie in that
• it stimulate - the functions of the
j ■ rrebrttni. the highest portion of the
j brain, without Inducing any subse
| qticnt reaction that can be detected.
It lias no second stage of action com
parable to that of alcohol and opium,
and in cases of emergency It is capable
I ( .f postponing sleep f.ir hours, and.
more than that, of maintaining the
mental activity as in the dartim®. I
may confess that In past years I have
i systematically used caffeine for weeks
on end for this purpose without any
deleterious results: but tills Is quoted
fir illustration, not imitation.
Now. It is plain that, so far as the
remote con r e«inen-e<i if a eup of tea
ar-» eon lered, Ir is the thelue or caf
feine ths* we desire, and the tannin
that wo do not desire. The relative
solnbilfty f the two substances ex
ile! ly Miits our convenience. If it were
i ri extract all tho tannin in
order to g<n .".ay thelue there might lie
so ;e excuse for the lady who likes.her
tea to have a little "body" to it. or" for
the servant girl who keeos her teapot
on the hob all day. But the fact is
that It is possible to obtain all the
thelue desired, while reducing the
amount of tannin to a minimum. At
pr-sent the publie taste is thoroughly
vitiated. No one who has given the
matter a fair consideration, or who
eares to permit any palatal delicacy at
all. will question that the fine aroma
of a cup or properly made Chinese tea
is In a different category altogether
from the sensations aroused by the
concentrated solution of tannin, which
is usually ofTereJ under tho pseudonym
"a cup of tea," which things are writ
ten without prejudice.
In order to make reasonably com
plete this brief account of the cup that
cheers, I must add that It contains a
small proportion of a volatile oil. which
Is of small physiological importance,
but which contributes largely to the
gustatory character of tea. The chief
public delusion iu this connection Is
that the sense of taste may be Im
plicitly trusted. You think you are not
gottlnsr your tuouey's worth unless your
senses are violently assailed. It Is ns
If you Judged the poiver of music in
terms of the amplitud- of the sound
waves. The master's pianissimo chord
has more potency than the sforzamlo of
mediocrity.—rail Mail Gazette.
A Llftl«* Vnvne.
A Boston lady seeking summer board
on a farm saw an advertisement giving
a description <>f about stieh a place as
she wanted and sent a letter ot inquiry.
She received tho following information
We charge s."> a week for men, *4.50
for ladles and $4 for children old
enough to *at, all ages and sexes to
pay more if difficult." l.ippincott's
LOSS IN POTATO CROP.
Kprnylusr *» n Preventive of I.nte
Ulitcltt nntl Hot.
As the country becomes older para
sitic diseases and Insects multiply.
While in the great potato lands of the
west the plant grows luxuriantly and
may bo but little injured by blight or
Insects, In some other sections these
often cause the loss of one-lialf of
what the land would produce without
them, and farmers have become so
used to this loss that they do not see
the damage and count this half crop, a
full crop. The accompanying cut (aft
er Coburnj shows an entire healthy
potato plant. When one recalls In com
parison with this the plants so often
seen riddled by Ilea beetles, eaten by
bugs, blighted by fungous diseases, the
great lessening of the crop Is made
more apparent. Late blight is the last
eneuiy of tho swwoti to lie reckoned
One of the most serious results of
the late blight Is the decay of the tu
bers following an attack of this dis
ease. The rotting begins liefore the
potatoes are dug aud may continue
after they are stored. The early blight
Is not associated with rotting of the
From observations made at the Ohio
experiment station It would seem that
little can be done iu the way, of over
coming this disease by the selection of
varieties or hills, as compared with
what may be accomplished in the case
of the early blight. Spraying, howev
er, Is much more effective In lessening
the damage from the late than from
the early blight.
Tho station reports Unit in 11M>r» on
plots that had already been sprayed
ENTIBE HEALTH V I'OTATO PLANT.
twice with bordeaux ami arsenate of
load later sprayings were made with
bordeaux on Aug. 5, 18 and 'J'i. The
vines were given a thorough spraying
each time, and tbe formula used was
four pounds of blue vitriol and four
pounds of quicklime to fifty gallons of
Boon after tbe spraying of Aug. 5
bad been made tbe vines on the uu
sprayed area blighted very badly. Tbe
difference between the sprayed and the
unsprayed vines became more marked
each day until the Ist of Septemlwr,
when the unsprayed vines were dead
and the sprayed vines were blighting
At digging time the average gain of
the sprayed over tbe unsprayed por
tion was 30 per cent, or bushels per
acre. The »»cneva (N. Y.t station has
been conducting co-operative experi
ments with farmers In different parts
of that state and has reported that "in
fourteen farmers" business experl
ments. Including ISO acres, tbe average
gain due t<» spraying was (K2} 4 bushels
per acre, the average total cost for
each spraying cents per acre and
the average net profit, based ou the
UjacJiot pfltfe of potatoes at dlggfng
time. $2i.80 per acre."
; The Girl and (
( By FANNIE HEASLIP LEA (
\ Copyright, -<V>. by E. C. Parrciis /
i In the twilight of a secondhand
j shop oa Boyal street Van nolden saw
i tier first. She came toward him down
I an aisle of shadow between old ma
hogany sidelioards and dusty armoires
and laid her gray gloved hand upon
one end of a quaint davenport on
whose other end reposed the hand of
"This davenport." she said to the
shopkeeper, "is the one you reserved
for me, is it not?"
"Pardon me." said Van Holden firm
ly—the daver.port was genuine mahog
any and of a good shape—"l have just
The shopkeeper, a little Creole with
voluble eyes and a fierce mustache,
looked from one to the other.
"Mais oui," be murmured politely,
"It is vair good daveupo't"—
"You promised yesterday afternoon,"
she said with icy dignity, "to reserve
it for me. I must have It. I wish It
upholstered In the green rep you show
ed me, and I wast It by Thursday
"Pardon me"— Van Holden began
She ignored his existence and drew a
card from her case of snakeskin.
"Here is my address," she said,
scribbling something thereon, "and I
will give you a check on delivery of
the davenport. Eighty dollars I think
Van Holden's sense of humor, as
sisted by the pleasing picture of pale
hair and gray eyes in a cool pale face
against a background of cob webbed
walls, began to rise.
"I was to have had it for fifty," he
"I will give you eighty for it," she
said to the shopkeeper. And her face
was noticeably less pale.
"It ccs vair good davenport," said
the shopkeeper, twisting Lis fierce
mustache. "I pay hun'erd dollar fo' It.
but 1 take eighty. Yas. I take eighty."
"Oh, you do?" said Van Holden sar
castically. "What about the fifty I'm
giving you? I suppose you take that
too? Now, see here, my; man." He
smoothed out the check between his
"If you have paid for It," said the
lady icily, "I shall of course not take
it. I had not understood"—
'Tray do not consider me in the
fhatter,"' said Van Holden with equal
promptness. "I shall not take It now."
He thrust the check Into his vest pock
et us the shopkeeper's dirty fingers
closed clawlike over the lady's card.
"T'pholster in green rep? Varnish?
Me, I lose ?20, yes-but—you take it—
I keep my word."
"Xo," said the lady; "I shall not take
" '' curd." She slipLwd it back in
to tile case. "I do he* care for the
davetjport." She walked to the door,
holding her skirts away from con
tamination. and turned Into the hot,
narrow street, a slender figure in a
gray gown and a gray hat with pale
roses on the wide brim.
Van nolden lit a cigarette In the In
terval of the shopkeeper with
u piercing interest. "Overreached
yourself that time. Mr. Montague," he
"Dose Yankees," said Mr. Montague
"I dare say," said Van Holden. He
walked to the front of the shop, the
creole at his heels, and a humorous
smile twitched the corners of his mouth.
"That was a dirty trick of yours. And,
by the way, you needn't send up that
chair I looked-at. I don't care to deal
with you in future."
Mr. Montague shrugged his Bhoulders
and lifted up his eyes. Va3i nolden
turned on his heel and walked leisurely
down the street, his annoyance lost In
a sense of amusement.
" 'Dose Yankees/ " he echoed to him
self. Then his meditation took the
form of manifest approval. '<she would
have been a picture on that davenport
after it was done in green, with her
coloring—lack of coloring, rather. Hel
lo, Berden! Anything doing? Come
over nnd have lunch at the Cosmopoli
"That's where I'm going now," said
Berden. "You are just the man I want.
I'm taking the girls to lunch to
day. Molly has n girl visiting her, you
know. You'll Just round out the party
nud make Us happy foursome. Oh.
come on. And sec here, Yan—what
about thart deal you made in cotton
Tliey sauntered down the street, deep
In discussion, until Berden stopped
suddenly. "Jove! I've got to go over
to sotno blamed store and meet those
girls. You go on and engage a table;
that's a good fellow. Order the lunch,
if you want to: you do it l>etter than
I do anyhow. I shan't lie long."
Ho darted off, like a distracted
water bug in linen clothes and a Pana
ma, and Van Holden set forlh upon
Ills quest of a tat/le. He found one in
a cool corner of the tlining room and
consumed some time in the ordering of
it luncheon that should combine deli
cacy and a good deal of Ice.
When the waiter had left him, he
fell to drumming on the table and
thinking of tho davenport girl, as he
called her to himself. "Cool," he
mused, "and self possessed—and. Lord,
what a face—prettier, perhaps, for a
touch of color."
Vaguely he remembered something
about "the beauty of a blush to him
who lias caused It" and smiled to
tllnk that he had made her blush for
"llelirhho." be slid led. entirely with
out reason, and on the moment Ber
den's vole I was in his ears. "Wake
up, boy! l.ook as if you were seeing
ghosts, doesn't lie, Molly? Miss Mc
('oliough, Mr. Van Holden. Did you
order lunch, old chap?"
"I did." said Van Holden steadily.
"It ought to l>e here In a moment.
Mrs. Borden, sit here; then the light
won't IH> In your eyes."
!!«• changed seats with her deftly
and faced across the white tablecloth,
accusing gray eyes under a wide
brimmed gray hat with pale roses.
There was a hint of color lu the face.
"Say. Van." cried the Irrepressible
Berden, "you ought to hear Miss Mc-
Collough's story of Hie way she was
'done' by an antique dealer today—
promised to hold a desk or something
"Don't tell on me," pleaded Miss Mc-
Collougli nervously, "please, Mr. Ber
"Oh, the Joke's not on you," said
Berden consolingly. "And when she
went there she found a chap engaged
in buying her piece—a very decent
looking chap, she says."
"I»o make him hush, Molly." Miss
Met '"Hough's glass of water answered
a despairing and surreptitious posh by
flowing across the tablecloth on to
Mi>s McCoUoujxh ga*i«ed.
Mi. tli.«t"« ail right.'* said Bt*rd«i.
jauipiiig tip He b«ckaaed a waiter
sail i./tvatlj rMiunJ his >wt and bis
'*' hap was awfully good looking." lie
rattled on. vvell "Insswl-imnPT—
what was his manner. Molly? Ob, jva,
'the jifttNtioD of indifferent* and the
The <jui<'k crimson »wept op to the
gray hat brim. bat Berden was merci
"She instated »n barbie the thin.;: K>
did he. She «!x»ke of laying ?■*» f. ■ it.
He let out that he was ttett'm: it for
SSO. I tell you those •1-aler ,tr>' rr,-u
--lar sharks. So she didn't take It. and —
listen to this. Van Hokl«i— she says
she's willing to bwe the furniture for
the sake of the ad\ enture-says she's
found her affinity."
"For pity's sake H >M>;e. bush!" cried
bis wife. "Can't you see you're wor
rying No-a: I»o eat y .ur lunch"
"Did the man get the desk. Miss Me-
Col lough?" inquired Van H olden, with
"Prooably 80. 1 left hiin there." she
answered vindictively. "Mr. Berden. is
the oM Hotel Royal o- eu to visitors?*"
"Why don't y<m go liack auvl see?"
askcl the man across the tahle Insist
"The hotel?" she iu-|mred. surprised.
"Xo: the au(i<|ue store"—
"Because I am not sufficiently Inter
ested." Van Iloliisn stalled confidently
nnd applied himself io tl>e salad.
With the arrival of the finger b. rls
the conversation by easy stages. In
which Borden's new motor, the last re
gatta and a projected house pi.rty
across the lake were discussed, came
back to MN« Md'oltough's adventure.
••So you thiuk the man tiought your—
desk':" said Van ll olden. "If he didn't
—l'll wager he will."
Mrs. Bertlen anise, shaking out her
skirts. "If he saw his affinity as she
saw her," site laughed, ' he may have
liought it for In* sake."
"I WPS thinking of that." said Van
"And some day," said Mrs. Berdeu
teasingly, "she may sit on it before
his library fire—lu a soft gray gown—
the davenport WHS to lie upholstered
lu dull green, you know.'*
"Don't be silly. Molly. We shall be
late if you talk so long," Miss Mc-
Collough Insisted feverishly.
"Well, you never can tell," said Ber
deu. "Anything might happen, eh.
"I should think that was quite possi
ble," said Van Holden.
"Of course." said Berden. "Coipe up
and see us, old chap."
"We're going to motor out to west
end for dinner tomorrow night. D' n't
you want to come?" echoed his wife.
' I do," said Van lioldeu earnestly.
"But Miss McCollough hasn't askod
"Will you come?" asked Miss Mc-
Collough, with level defiance snd
something else in her gray eyes.
That daj Mr. Montng.ie sold the
There was n great deal of innocence
In Horace Greeley as well as not a lit
tle affectation. He was rarely Feen
.without one trousers leg carelessly
caught in the upper part of his boot—
and a necktie with a liow under hi?
ear. Once in the public room of a
hotel a friend of Greeley > kindly pulled
down the disarranged trousers leg and
straightened the uecktie. Greeley
thanked him and soon after left ilie
room. When in the < ourse of half an
hour he appeared iu the street the
trousers leg and the necktie had been
carefully disarranged, and the man
looked as negligent of things earthly
as lie always looked. It was part of
liis pose as a man of genius to wear
his trousers leg and his necktie as if he
had put them on In a hurry while ab
sorlx-d iu meditation. It was a harm
Thi* Monuiiirr of Llnboii.
Of I,lßl>on itself and beautiful Cintra
it Is scarce necessary to write. Com
mander Shore in his book, "The Pieus
aut Springs in Portugal,"* says: "I be
lieve there is only one other European
capital that can compare with Lisbon
In point of situation and splendor of
appearances, Constantinople, and the
resemblance seems to have struck
other travelers besides myself. Cer
tainly when the morning mists are
clinging to the shores, partly screening
their beauties and lending to the scene
the cli.iriu of mystery that Turner
loved, Ijshon does seem like an en
chanted city." What could one say
more?— LoUdon Tatler.
DUDES OF OTHER TIMES.
Drraa of m Dnnd y ot the Karly Nine
A cure for tho confirmed raller
against modern dress might be a course
of Inspection through a file ef old
fashion magazines or the perusal of
such accounts as are given by the
author of ''Sketches of Lynn." The
description is that of a suit worn in
the first part of tho nineteenth century.
The boots were an important article
of dress. The toes were made as bro.id
as the ball of tha foot, with tho cor
ners well rounded, giving the shoe the
resemblance to the snout of a shovel
nosed shark. They were very snug and
required strong straps. In order to get
Into a fashionable pair the heel of the
stocking was well soaped and
pulverized soap sprinkled Into the boot
The length of time it took to get one
on depended on the strength of the
owner and the strap.
The stylish overcoat displayed five
capes, one above tho other. The trou
sers were expected to fit as tight as tho
skin. Just liow they were put on is a
mystery. The coat was especially sr.ug
under the sleeves, and the velvet collir
scraped up the back of the head. T' a
camlet overcoats after a little wear,
became as stiff as birch bark.
The thing worn about the neck ,was
' called a stock. This name was appro
priate In Its suggestion of an instru
ment of punishment. The stock was
from three to six Inches high, and was
made stiff. A man was forced to look
straight nhead. Only by careful man
agement could he see a little on either
side. At>out halfway between his eyes
nnd ears two little points of collar
stuck up like toothpicks.
Bullied bosoms and wristbands fin
ished the costume, with the addition of
a tall silk hat. When Inclosed in tUia
manner, with a dash of attar of rote*
on his handkerchief, the man of the
oeriod was considered Irresistible.
Fond Ynlnt- of i
It is said that one pound of cheese
Is equal in food value to more than Ywo
pounds of meat. It Is very rich in pro
telds and fat. Considering this, it is
low lu price when compared with meat
and ought to do good service to the
poor man in replacing occasionally the
regular diet of meat. In America cheese
Is looked upon more as a side dish and
luxury than In some parts of Europe.
The Swiss peasant depends on It 04 a
staple second only ta bread, while the
use of It In England and Offlrcnanyis