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july shoe; sale:
A RECORD BREAKER!
Now is your time ssoooworth of Summer Shoes atyour own price.
We have too many shoes and not enough money, hence no
reasonable oflcr will be refused. Good, seasonable footwear regard
less of cost. Close cash buyers will be sure to take advantage of this
Read—Every item a Leader and a Money Saver For You.
Men's Tan Shoes 98c
Men's Enff Shoes 9*c
Men's iVorking Shoes !)8c
Men's Low Shoes 98c
Men's Patent Tip Shin's $1.34
Men's Tennis Oxfords 48c
Men's Canvas Shoes 98c
Many other bargains in shoes for you. Come in and see for yourself.
July Sale A Hummer—Take It In.
C- E- MILLER,
Butler's Progressive Shoe House. 21 q South Main Street
[Great Reduction'in Summer Footwear.j
We have on hand a large stock of summer footwear which will
be sold at a great reduction. Too many Tan Shoe s and Oxfords.
It will pay you to visit this sale and secure some of the bargains
Hoy's $1.50 tan shoes reduced to. .. . .SI.OO
.. Men's $2.00 tan shoes reduced to $1.25
.... Men's $3.50 tan shoes reduced to $2.25
Men's $2.00 Oxfords reduced to $1.40 ...
Ladies' $1.75 tan shoes reduced to $1 .25
Hoy's fine box calf shoes reduced to SI.OO
... .T! Men's heavy sole lace working shoes.... SI.OO
Men's three sole box toe shoes 1.40 ....
Ladies' fit,e Dongola slippers 35c..
Men's fine satin calf shoes SI.OO
Sweeping Offers in Misses' and Children's. Shoes.
We-are offering some big bargains in Misses' and Children's fine
DONGOLA and RUSSETT shoes and slippers.
We have made reductions in all lines and ask you to call and
examine our goods and we can save you money.
128 SOUTH MAIN STREET. - - HUTLER, PA
Out of Style. Out of the World!
f - I^ Ur arments have a style that is
.'*Vj'.f% I I easily distinguished from the ordin
' ' 'mi ary. They are the result of careful
j . study and'practical application of the
[ ' ideas gathered by frequent visits to
; , fashioii centres, and by personal
- V, .f; contact with the leading tailors and
»}•/ ' ■■ 'V ; fashion authorities of the county.
' ; They are made hi our own work
* , Vjlte shop by the highest paid journey—
men tailors in Butler, yet it is pos
sible to (and we do) give our patrons these first-class clothes at the
price you would pay fot the other sort. We believe we have given
good reasons why our tailoring is the best and cheapest and would
be grateful for the opportunity to show you our handsome spring
stock and give you prices to prove them.
A a—| MAKER OF
illcil IVJ, MEN'S Clothes
Spring STYLES n
& Men don't buy clothing for the pur- 1 ® - ua rnf '
or spending money. Ihey
ITlto get the best possible results for therE A j!» }'■•s Jy :
"JCmoney expended. Not clieap goodsvK" / < j'."\ / : JdSr?
,i&C,but goods as cheap as they can J'A '■ I
CCsold for and made up properly. IfS & ' '-''''l if
tSryou want the correct thing at the * -vV'-I
price, call and examine ourAk. j \ -JVwL '.-' i-' ijil 1
3; large stack of SPRING WEIGHTS ~X \ 1 '
"»r LATEST STYLES, SHADES AND®" !
Fits and Workmanship
G F. K6CK,
4 2 North Main Street, >: x Butler, Pa
, LAVATORY APPLIANCES
; "" S( ~T' nowadays have to be of the best
| . to receive any sort of consider
~"is * 1 ( ' ation. Closed plumbing is a relic
.•V j'< 17/■ -f the past —openwork only re
' ceives attention. Reason? It's
2?I is'■ ■ ''' sanitary, cleanly, looks better, re
|j ' • v- quires less attention and is better
'p. — ffi] /'j 1' •""HF '< ever y respect, We make a
j --yK-Xxj specialty of up-to-date styles and
Geo. \AI. \A/hitch ill,
318 South Main St., People's Phone. 28. PLUMBER, Butler, Pa.
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Ladies' Serge Slippers 28c
Ladies' Gaiters 48c
Ladies' Kid Slippers 48c
Ladies' Strap Sandals 48c
Ladies' Walking Shoes 48c
Ladies' Tan Oxfords 69c
Ladies' Kid Polish 99c
THE BUTLER CITIZEN.
Are prepared from Na
ture's mild laxatives, and
while gentle are reliable
and efficient. They
ROUGO fh& Liver
Cure Sick Headache, Bil
iousness, Sour_ Stomach,
and Constipation. Sold
everywhere, 25c. per box.
Prepared by C.l.noodiCo.,Lowcll,Mai3.
Butler Savings Bank
Capital - f 60,000.03
Surplus and Profits - - $200,000 00
j JOS. L PURVIS Presi leat
WM. CAMPBELL, Caihi.
I LOUIS B. STEIN ~ Tel.
! DlßECrrOßS—Joseph L. Purvis, J. ileiiry
, TroutmaD, \V. 1). Brandon. W. A. Stein, J. S.
I Tho IJutler Savings Bank Is the Oldest
1 Banking Institution! n Butler County.
1 General banking business transiicted.
We solicit accounts of oil '/reducers, mer
chants, farmers and others.
All basiness entrusted to us will receive
Interest caUl on time deposits.
Butler Connty National Bank,
Bo tier F 3 enn,
Capital paid in $200,000.00
Surplus and Profits - $60,000.00
Jos. Harttnan, President; J. V. Ritts,
Vice President; John G. McMarlin,
Cashier, A. G. Krug, Ass't Cashier.
A general banking business transacted.
Into res' paid on time deposits.
Money leaned on approved security.
We invite you to open an account with this
DIRECTORS —flon. .Tosepli Hartman, Hon.
W. S. Waldron, l)r. IS. M. Hoover. H. Mc-
Swceney, I'. Collins I. O. Smith, Leslie I'.
Hazlett, SI. Flnegan, \V. 11. Larkin, Harry
Heasley, Dr. W. C. McCandless. Ken Mas
seth. W.J. Marks, J. V. Kit.ts. A. L Ueitx r.
Farmers' National Bank,
CAPITAL PAID IN, $100,000,00.
Foreign exchange Irnught and sold.
Special attention given to collections.
JOHN VOUNKIN> President
JOHN HUMI'TI REV Vice President
('. A. HA ILE V Cashier
F. W. BINGHAM Assistant Cashier
J. F. UUTZLER Teller
John Vounkltis. D. L. Cleeland, E. E.
Aljrams. <' N. Itoyd. \V. I". Metzger, Henry
Miller, John Humphrey. Tlios. Hays, Levi
M. Wise and Francis Murphy.
Interest paid on time deposits.
We respectfully solicit vour business.
Fall term begins, Monday, Sept. 13, 1900
t —Practical Book-keepers. 2— Exper*
Accountants. 3 —Amanuensis Shorthand
4 —Reporter's Shorthand. s—Practica5 —Practica
Short Course in Book-keeping, for those
who merely wish to understand the
simpler methods of keeping books. 6
or it TEACHERS— We have four at present
always as many as we need, no more.
POSITIONS -We expect to bo able to plac
:it least twice as many graduates iu positions
tho coming year as we have ihe past. We
couifi place three where wo place one if we
only had more of the right kind of material
to work ou. Young mail, young woman, if
you have i fair English education, and are
industrious and persistent it will be to your
interest to take at least one of our courses,
and'let us assist you to remunerative em
The finest system of shorthand ever pub
lished will be used in our school ths coming
year. (Jail and examine it. Send for a copy
of our new catalogue and circulars.
A, F. REGAL, Prin.,
NEW HOUSE NEW FUUNITOBE,
SIMEON NIXON, JR., ) , r
J. BROWN NIXON, f " lg -
_ BUTLER, PA
Opposite Court House.
Next Door to Park Theatre.
Sunday Dinners A Specialty.
Meals 25 cts. Rooms 50 cts.
Regular Rates sl.
Local and Distance Phones.
Hotel Waver ly
South McKean Street,
J.fcW HAWORTH, Prop'r.,
Steam Heat and Electric Light.
The most commodious office in the
Stabling in Connection.
Now open with increased attractions. Ar
rangements have been made with the
Springs Company for the famous mineral
water to be brought to the hotel daily.
Terms moderate. Write fortwioklot
A LSI P -V SMITH, Props.
Should Patronize the §
f Hotel Kelly |
$ * is
A. Kelly & Sons, Prop'rs., X;
I; Cambridge Springs' Pa.
?t A first-class hotel, Just opened, x
& in a charming country location, &
in connection with the famous
$ Mitchell Springs; evorythiug.
new. modern aud up-to-date: Ijf
further information with rates.
« etc., cheerfully furnished on X
* application; free carriages to sk
fg and from all trains. '£
fuiij A :r ill? y ;jc %jc jj j
SNYDER & THOMPSON
West Jefferson St, Butler, Pa.
AND SALK STABLE.
W J I,KNTY OF ROOM,
■ GOOD CARE AND
FIRST CLASS EQUIPMENT.
JAMES A. THOMPSON.
People's Phone 109,
Bell's Fhoue 59
BUTLER, THURSDAY, AUGUST <r), IUOO
With woman's nirr.l > fingers
Avrak life's b.mty #Terywhert;
Thinirs amall ani unregarded
Beneath thy touch «hall change to fctfr
With woman « tender insight
Unspoken sorrow understand;
The watcher s aching forehead
Shall yield unto thy coaling hand-
With woman's noble purity.
Re Mi the snow white lilies ar«.
Their ui wing heart shall beckon
And tc the wanderer's gruidlng star.
With woman's strercth eternal,
Thy life, for ot;. rs freely civ, n.
Bhail shine afar, iranalucent.
Clear as the crystal sat of hoaTML
—Carmen Sylva in North American Bctlfw.
| MAROONED ON i
J AN ISLAND, t
% 818 al7 AD. X
Copyright. 1300, by CB. Lewi*. <j>
i-C-i'+'l :-♦+ ♦
If you had a chart you. you
wottid see that Waifs Island is'a bit
of a dot In the l aclflc ocean, lug a
little south of the
Lftv.ien Iljuoluiu tuiJ Vokoiiauia.
Xow und thee it IT sighted by steamer
or sailing ve»«el matkiag the
but the great majority .t by -UU
iuiles to the uorth. TU« traders < all
there otet* i;aii/ for «U.r or f .el.
but as tktri- tire i»o Inhabitants there
can be u» ui; .e. It Is an island thrwe
miles K'iig Wv on»- and a half broad
and it UJ the surface by an
e:irthiju*L.i I'tiers la but one spot
where n laistilug « - an be maile t>v«-u in
the calmest weather, na it» shores ar.
rocki auil rise to a height of from »
to I'Kl feet Much of the island !i
wooded. ftSd bowldars lie a!>out every
where, an>l it is probably one of th;>
loneliest sj'ota In the universe. For
some reav'Hi which no can kiyUiin
no biixls are ever f"uud there, nor is
there anj animal life. The only living
things are land crabs. an«i tuey are of
such f.itf and firrcenaaa that traders
have iiad t<> flee before them.
In the yi'ar 18fl! the bark Restless
sailed out of Snn Franclsoo on a voy
age to Ja; in and China She ha.l Ju>t
been purchased by a man named Rob
ort Weftail, v ho \va< little knowu. but
had suddenly made a lot of money, aLd
the cargo wn« also unr«tiy hi a. He
went with his ship. niifV* fate bef. il
him which read* stranger than Action
of the sea. lie -PUS a landsman, know
ing nothing of shipa and sailors, and it
transpired that the captain he selected
WHS a thoroughly bad man, while the
mate was iittie better. It was proba
bly the captain'a i'lea from tiie outset
to get possessiou of the ship, but West
all's suspicions were not aroused until
after they hud called at Honolulu and
resumed the voyage. Then he over
heard observations among the crew
which alarmed him. and he went to
the captain with his statements. He
was told without any beating around
the bush that the bark was to change
hands. He was to be marooned on
Wakes Island, and she was to pursue
her voyage as captain and crew decid
ed. It was one man against IS, and
of course lie was helpless. Neither
threats nor promises had the slightest
effect, and when he stormed he was
cautioned to bold his temper, or h?
would !,* set afloat in a small boat to
perish of thirst and starvation. When
tlie island wns finally reached. West
all was ordered Into a boat to tie rowed
ashore. >'" i a pound of provision« or
an extra artlole of clothing was to go
with him. He was not cvan to have
the means of kindling a f.re. Rendered
desperate by the situation, he made a
fight for it. but was soon knocked
senseless by the blow of a capstan bar,
and while in that condition was rowed
ashore and dumped on the beach. When
he recovered consciousness, the Rest
less was saiitng away and was aiready
Jules Verne has told how u aallor
cast away on a desert island almost
naked managed to live almost luxu
riously and provide for his every want.
The difference between imagination
and reality was exemplified in West
ail's case. He tried for days and days
to produce fire by rubbing dry sticks
together, hut he never succeeded. lie
constructed a hut in the woods, but his
food consisted of shellfish, roots and
wild fruits, and there was no way to
replace his elotblug. He soon found
fresh water, and he also made the dis
covery that the Fpot seemed accursed
of all living tilings except the laud
crabs. As a rule these loathsome crea
tures did not bother him during day
light, but as soon as the sun went
down they swarmed over the whole
island. They were gigantic In size,
and his only way of escaping them
was to climb « tree. lie built a plat
form among the limbs ten feet from
the earth, and ever* night during ills
long stay he resortetPto it. About once
a month, generally at midday, the
crabs would swarm by the million aud
hold possession of the island for two
or three hours. At sucli times the
noise made by their claws as they
passed over rock and soil was almost
ileafenlng nud gave him a great scare.
While the man speedily recovered from
the blow ou the head given him on
shipboard, his lonely situation soon
began to tell on his mind. One day,
at the end of three months, he found
that lie had forgotten his own name.
It was two hours before It came to
him, and then, fearful that it might
go out of his miud for guod, he carved
his Initials on the bark of a tree with
a sharp stone. After making the cir
cuit of the island three or four times
he settled down near the landiug place,
und every day for weeks and months
and years he hoped that some trader
would put in or some ship send iu her
boat. Traders did call on three or four
occasions, but he missed them. Once
he was asie<*p in the tree top: again
he was ill. On a third occasion the
crabs were out In such numbers that
the trader grew afraid aud put off aa
soon as he had touched.
You will wonder how u man could
have lived for a month as Westall lived
for three years. For eight mouths
there wa * -peeies of wild fruit some
thing like a plum. Now and then a
fish left by the tide for him to cap-
V'lt' he had to eat them raw.
stors and mussels and
» the rocks, but after
hardly force himself
tL> ... iu. Iu six mouths his
boots were j,oue nid his clothing was in
tatters, and as the days dragged away
the man had It on his mind that his
memory was failing him. When a
year had gone by, he could no longer
recall his identity. The initials on the
t.' >1 for a dozen different names
to I .ui six months later he was little
bettei ti;.•* ;i 'i wild beast. Duriug his
second yt-;u, had he thought to erect
some sort of signal at the landing
place—some such signal as a sailor
would have made—he would probably
have been rescued, as two or three
traders came in for water, but he did
not even heap up stones or set up a
bush to attract attention. He had ex
isted on the island three yea/s aud
two weeks when the American whal
ing ship Jonathan aatwhed there fer
water. I was !u the boat first sent
psliore. aiid while waiting for the wa
ter cask? to arrive 1 followed a path
up Into the woods and discovered West
nil on tils platform. I believed
L!m at lliM to be some monster gorilla.
The weather bad turned him almost
Mack, his hr.lr was long and matted,
an<+ he was without clothing. As be
came tumbling down I ran away and
gave the alarm. That frightened him,
and seven rne:i of us spent half a day
In h!s capture. He fought us with the
greatest ferocity, and for a long time
we could not make out lila nationality,
lie chattered a queer Jargon or sulked,
nud we had put In nt a Japanese port
before we could keep clothing on him.
I was one of the apprentice boys on
the ship. and. as the wild man had
tnken a great liking to me and I seem
ed to b« the only one who could control
him. the American consul advised that
I be left behind with the man while the
ship tnadu a three months' circuit.
Quarters were provided for us, and 1
was Instructed how to go to work In an
effort to restore the poor fellow's mem
ory Hy this time he had let fall
enough to satisfy us that be was either
English or American. We hn*l also
connected him in a way with the miss
lug ship Ke»t!pss. Stic had been re
ported aa leaving Honolulu, but that
was the last of her. I put up a black
board and turned schoolmaster. I
chalked down tho letters of the alpha
ba ui*iU igures. drew pictures and
tried to start his memory to work. For
a month I had no luok. The man's
piiud wn as blauk as night He tried
hard suough, and he used to break
down and almost daily, but he
could not get hold of the end of the
string. I had about given up all hope
wlun one day as I was goiug through
the usual performance memory came
bark to him like a flash. He suddenly
uttered a shout and sprang to his feet,
and as I turned on him It was to find a
new look on his face and to hear him
"It has come! It has come! My
name Is Robert VS'estaill. ami I can re
, member everything!"
So it turned out, but the shock of re
covery brought «V ou * liD Illness that
confined him to his bed for weeks.
Whed he could relate his story, the
consul went to work to find out what
had become of the Restless. Inquiries
were made at all the ports of China
ami Japan, but no news was obtained.
The search was still being prosecuted
when a sandalwood trader from one of
the Philippines brought the consul
some wreckage picked up three years
ngone which proved that the bark had
gone to the bottom in a gale encoun
tered soon after sailing away from
Wakes island. To this day there have
been no tidings to alter this belief.
The wretches who so coolly and de
liberately planned the death of the
shipowner by starvation did not live
beyond a few days to enjoy their tri
umph. The three years spent on the
island made an old man of Westall be
fore his time, and he never was clear
headed ngnfn, but he lived for 15 years
after and managed to get together
quite a little property and to spend his
last years in peace.
A Good Snnki- Story.
The latest authentic snake story Is
from North Glenwood Farm, near
Easton. one of the country places in
Talbot county, Md. The other day a
big black snake was seen emerging
from ati lee pond. It was killed. A
protuberance was noticed about the
middle. The snake was chopped in
two, and « porcelain turkey nest egg
rolled out. Captain Noble Uoblnson
was tenant on tho farm last year. Mrs.
Robinson raised turkeys, using china
eggs In their nests. She says that 14
months ago she missed the nest egg
from a nest near the Ice pond. She
supposed a boy who had the range of
the meadow had taken It. When the
egg from tlie snake was shown to Mrs.
Robinson, she identified it as one she
tad lost by a certain incised. mark
upon It. The snake had carried the
china egg 1-1 months In his vermiform
appendix, apparently without appendi
citis. Rut he must have thought very
hard of it and that It was very singular
that it couid not be digested.
Conntrln That Teach Gardening.
School gardens were established In
Belgium mtrny years ago, aud it Is said
that to them is due the prosperity of
the rural population, the larger portion
being engaged in truck gardening. Aft
er the Introduction of agriculture into
the public schools of Franco, by a law
passed in ISBS school gardens increas
ed in that country. Annual appropria
tions have been devoted to an exten
sion of the system in Switzerland since
Time* Are Chanseil.
"Flow's this?" said the farmer who
wns reading a letter from his son at
college. "Come here, Betsey. Harold
Howard Augustus writes home that he
wants money to pay his fencing bill.
What on alrth does the boy mean?"
"I 'spose it's the college pastur or
somethln, Matthew. There's so many
pernicketty tilings the poor boys at col
lege have to do."
"Ho, he! It's lessons in fencing he
wants to pay for. Waal, now, that do
beat all. I've been fencing for 40 year,
and I never had to go to college to
"But times air changed, Matthew.
Fences ain't made as they was when
we clim'ed them In Root hollow."
"I expect that's so," said the old man
thoughtfully. "He don't say whether
It's a rail fence or a wire one, but 1
reckon he'll learn both ways. But I
never thought a boy of mine would
have to go to college to learn fencing.
Times arw changed."—Chicago Times-
The neighbors were very kind to the
Some brought sympathy and good ad
vice, others brought material cheer,
food, raiment and the like.
Still others, and these were the most
considerate of all, came and told her
how that she had aged ten in the
three weeks since her husband's death.
"How good of them!" exclaimed the
widow and wept tears of gratitude.—
A Summer Or*y.
"1 *aw Madge today before she saw
me, so she had to treat tne to ice cream
"That was pleasant."
"Yes, and we both saw Maud before
she saw us, so she had to treat."
"Then you escaped scot free?"
"No. Madge and Maud were out of
money, ao I had to pay the stineet car
fares home."—Chicago Record.
Slnng on the Prairie®.
The rural editor started violently.
"How does It happen," lie asked,
struggling to be calm, "that you art*
paying your subscription In money and
not In cord wood?"
"Oh, I've got money to burn this
year," said the farmer, with the nai
vete so characteristic of his kind. —
A CRY FOR WORK.
God, (five mc work! To thee ! cry.
The ba»y millions pa:s ice bv;
They have n need fur such a* 1
0 Co.! of life, hast thou no need for me?
W i: il< M to them, have I no worth to theef
Not of thy children and yet doomed to be!
1 cry- to thee: Dear eyes upon nie naze.
Dear loving eyes that MOW with hunger craie.
O Father God, a father to thee prays!
To work, only to work, with hand or brain,
In sw.at of ! row. with labor's toil atid stain.
The worker lias his joy for every pain.
See. Lord, the useless hands are raised n high;
From out despairing hearts is wrung the cry;
Oh, listen ye, forever passing by!
—Charlotte Klizabeth Wells in Outlook.
! I BBS 01«. I
S How a Physician Saved a Life la
an Unprofessional Way. O
It was springtime and noonday, ami
the soft breath of the year seemed la
den Mrtth fragrant promises of bloom
and color, while over the wotxls was
stealing a fairylikc mantle of green.
On such a day and in such a scene
as this Evangeline Ilohan felt as
though the world should hold nothing
of strife or pain or ugliness; indeed,
the particular world in which she
moved and breathed and had her being
lirfd little but the surface knowledge
that such things existed, for fate had
favored Evangeline and, not content
with bestowing on her beauty of per
sou anil mind, had dowered her with
the great gift of song iu its divine per
Now she sauntered down tho wind
ing pathway that led from her castle
terrace to the copse beneath.
A man, following her with hesitating
steps, as though he feared a repulse if
he presented himself too suddenly, took
courage to approach when the trees
veiled them from the castle windows,
and, though she made him welcome by
neither word nor sign, walked at her
side until the whim seized her to seat
herself on a bank and search for the
desultory (lowers that were beginning
to peep here and there.
It was at this moment that a visitor
who had driven up to tho castle in a
dogcart descended aud asked for Mile.
"I am afraid she is unable to see any
one this morning," said the butler;
"she Is resting for tonight."
Dr. Ilarrowden knit his brows in per
plexity. He remembered that the sing
er had generously offered to throw
open her castle to the public on that
night aud to give the first entertain
ment in her new theater for the benefit
of a fund for wounded soldiers.
All the country were clamoring for
tickets. Fabulous prices had been paid
even for standing room, and report
said the diva, having spared no pains
or expense to make the occasion a
success, was about to eclipse herself in
a new part, specially written and com
posed for her, in an operatic adaptation
"The matter Is a very urgent one,"
said Dr. Ilarrowden, after a pause. "I
have a request to make of Mile. Rohan
that can only be made personally. If
you will risk her displeasure and allow
me to make my way to her, I will taki
all the blame. I may say it is a ques
tion almost of life and death."
The man, who knew Dr. Ilarrowder
as one whose reputation, even in a vll
lage practice, gave weight to his words
yielded and, telling him that mademoi
selle had taken the path toward the
copse, led him through the conserva
tory and directed him to the shortest
He came so suddenly upon the little
clearing where Evangeline was that
neither she nor her companion perceiv
ed him. She was standing up, a sin
gular look on her beautiful face, which
was bereft of its usual color, and both
her hands were stretched out before
her as though to ward off something
that she dreaded and that yet fasci
His face, a dark eyed, brown skinned
one, with something in its southern in
tensity that marred its handsomeness,
must have worn a threatening expres
sion, for she recoiled with a little cry
of alarm and, turning, saw Dr. Ilar
rowden as he stepped toward her.
"Ah, doctor," she said, a little shak
en still, but smiling, "it is a long time
since I have seen you, which speaks
well for my health, though not for my
hospitality. But you are coming to
night, I hope?"
"You have asked me to the castle
most kindly," he answered quietly,
"but I am a busy man, as you know,
mademoiselle, and have to deny myself
many pleasures. I have ventured to
intrude on you, for which you must
please lay the blame solely on me, be
cause I have a little patient down there
in the village whose recovery seems to
depend entirely on you."
"My patient is a little child who has
been at death's door through fever and
whose one desire, night and day, has
|>een to hear you sing. AVe thought it
a delirious fancy that would pass, but
it seems that, had she been well, she
was to have come up to the castle one
day when you sang to the villagers
and tiiat she lost her chance through
this illness. She raves and weeps al
ternately an<J will not sleep, begging
always to be taken to you so that she
might ask you to sing one little song to
"Where is she? Take me to her, doc
tor, and I will sing to her at once."
Half an hour later, with a!l her soul
in her exquisite voice, she was stand
ing in the cottage singing a song of
life and love to the bewildered villag
ers, while the sick child, propped up
by pillows to hear the desiye of her
heart, cried out that it was an angel
who had come iu answer to her pray
It was midnight, 12 hours since Eva
had charmed away the shadow of
death from the village home, and she
was holding a great assembly hushed
and spellbound, while her voice, no
longer softened and subdued, rang
with all its glorious power through the
large opera hall which she had lately
added to her castle.
It was the moment of her crowning
triumph, the moment when Desdemo
nn, realizing to the full her danger and
the indexible purpose of OtlieUo, trans
formed by jealousy into a murderer,
ceases to plead for her life and .Instead
proudly and passionately declares her
Count Doras, the Italian singer who
liad already won universal applause
for his wonderful rendering of Othello,
faced her, the madness of rage thut
was consuming him portrayed vividly
in every feature of liis face, in every
movement of liis tense, nervous Augers.
There was silence. Intense, dead si
lence, for an instant as Era's last note
died away, and tlien, as she covered
her eyes with lier hands, the count,
with one swift step, was at her side,
pressing with ruthless hands the cush
ion on her upturned face, cur
tain began slowly to descend on the
An electric thrill ran through the au
dience, the hormr and despair of the
tragedy before them seemed suddenly
real and tangible, the scream, stran
gled In its birth, that came from the
bi-autiful singer seemed an appeal to
them for he-Ip, anil then an amazing
In the excitement of the scene no one
had noticed the sudden arrival in the
hall of Dr. Ilarrowden, who, pale and
breathless, stood watching the descent
of the curtain, until, apparently over
powered by impulse, he ran up the hail,
leaped up to the stage and, springing
across the footlights, threw himself
upon the count.
In the desperate struggle that ensued,
momentary as it was, before the para
lyzed onlookers rushed to separate the
combatants, no one noticed that Eva
herself had not moved and lay still
under the cushions.
There was the flash of a knife, an
exclamation from I)r. Ilarrowden. aud
then, as he dropped, stabbed in the
shoulder, a dozen hands were on the
count, and, though he fought with the
limitless strength of a madman, iie
was overpowered at last by uuiubeis
and carried off the stage, bound and
I)r. Ilarrowden, whose faintness was
only temporary, had risen already and,
disregarding the help offered him, hur
ried to the couch and raised the
Eva lay there insensible, with the
marks on her white neck where the
count's fingers had gone near to suffo
Dr. Ilarrowden bent and laid his ear
to her lips and heart.
"She is not dead," he said briefly.
"Carry her to her room. I will attend
Wondering exclamations broke out
on all sides. What had happened? Had
the count really attempted Eva's life?
Flow had the doctor been aware of her
danger? and a thousand other ques
tions ami surmises. I.ater, when Eva,
very weak and ill, had recovered con
sciousness, she told the story of the
count's strange, wild love for her, an
infatuation which had seized him when
they first met in the opera house at
Milan, of her inability to shake off the
Influence which he exercised over her
in spite of her dread and dislike of him,
of ills appearance at the castle when
she was arranging the cast of "Othel
lo," and imperious demand to be al
lowed to remain there and to play the
**•• • • . •
"How can I ever thank you enough?"
she said to Dr. Ilarrowden when, after
many days of suffering from the
count's stiletto wound, he came, at
her request to see her. "It was a mira
cle that you should have saved me as
you did. A moment longer, and it
would have been too late. How did
you guess that his acting was reality?"
"The thanks are due really to your
self," he said gently. "Your kindness
in singing to that poor little child was
the cause of your preservation. I went
to see her that evening and found her
just awakened from a strange dreaui
of you, which had left the impression
on her mind that you were in danger.
'The beautiful lady with the angel's
voice,' she called you. She would not
be comforted until I promised to go up
to the castle and assure myself that no
harm threatened you. Iler persistence
gave me a touch of anxiety, and it
came to me with a sort of intuition as
I watched the count that he was mad.
I felt sure he meant mischief. It seems
almost as if the child had second sight;
but these coincidences do occur some
"And still," said Eva, "it is to you I
owe my life. You risked yours for
mine. Oh, tell me how to thank you!"
"I dare ask nothing," he said, "since
I dare not ask too much."
And they were both silent.
But in their silence a hope and a
promise lay. And there are some who
say that the most beautiful singer of
the day will exercise the prerogative
that her pre-eminence gives to her and
will make a romantic marriage entire
ly for her.—Penny Pictorial Magazine.
The Wny Hnmorlati) Do.
"Oh, James, here's an account of a
hen who laid five eggs in one day."
"Well, maybe she was getting ahead
with her work so she could take a va
cation."—Detroit Free Press.
He Team It Off.
First Office Boy—Do you ever git to
take a day off?
Second Office Boy—Naw; only when
I fixes de calendar in de office.—Balti
Tess—So she's to marry the son of
the wealthy Mr. Milyuns. How on
earth did she manage to land him, I
Jess—She's musical, you know, so it's
no trouble at all for her to catch an
What He Said.
Landlord—When you gave Klckhard
sausage for his breakfast, what did he
Waiter—He said it was a horse on
In South Africa.
Officer (going his rounds after a night
t>f heavy rain)— Well, did you find the
jyround very wet last night?
Tommy Atkins—Oh, no, sir. Our
blankets soaked up all the rain!—
v», . A Modeat IteqneNt.
Warden—ls there anything I can do
for you before you leave?
Convict (whose term has expired)—
i'er might gib me er lock of yer hair
ter remember yer by.—New York Jour-
Stable Do loo* For Hot Weather,
r.r.ill) miri i hoaply Mndo.
The poor horse, the work horse of the
f'.".in.-1-.r.Uy receives little besides
! v.i and an occasional brushing
i'tv o*. ••i.urre dirt which covers his
:'!1 horse owners will agree
th. sturdy, faithful t>eust of bur
den of the farm of all animals on the
place deserves good care. The prac
tice of watering horses engaged In
heavy farm work between meals adds
greatly to the comfort of the animals
and makes them more willing in the
performance of their tasks. Not any
great quantity is necessary or desired,
but a few niouthfuls to relieve the
m pi m£
FIO. I—BARN DOOR IX TWO PARTS.
mouth and throat from dust, just as
you want a swallow or two from the
spring between meals. Then there Is
the excellent practice, not so common
as it should Ik\ of using a sponge and
water freely, especially on the parts of
the horse covered by the harness, at
the close of the day's work. One can
scarcely Imagine the comfort the
cleansing of these parts gives to the
horse, as well as the washing out of
mouth and nostrils and the sponging
of his neck and head.
The chief discomforts of the horse,
however, are found In the dark and
poorly ventilated stables and especially
on hot summer nights. The illustra
tion shows how stables with door and
windows can be arranged to provide
good light and ventilation without ad
mitting flies or mosquitoes and all at a
small expense. As a rule stables are
The illustration of the barn door. Fig.
1, shows that the door is made in two
parts, a plan of construction quite pop
ular in some sections. The screen
frame is made of inch stuff and is
about three inches wide, braced at the
corners. Upright pieces of the same
material are screwed on as shown in
the illustration. The distance apart
these upright pieces should be placed
epends upon circumstances—whether
there is danger from thieves or if the
horse should get loose in the stable,
breaking the netting with its head. In
such cases the upright strips should be
placed closer together, otherwise four
over the space will be ample. The
wire doth or netting is used, which can
be bought at hardware stores at 2
cents a square foot, and varies in
width from 18 inches up. The screen
Is made to swing Inside and is bolted
when closed. The upper half of the
door proper swings out In most cases
and can be fastened to the side of the
barn with hook and staple. In the
event of a strong wind or rain storm
this door can be closed and bolted from
the inside without removing the
Pig. 2 shows how the same plan of
screening the windows may be carried
out. Most barn windows are made to
slide, so that in this case the screen is
also mude to slide, but In the opposite
M II I I I I
I 11! 1111
FIG. II—SCKKEXKD WINDOW.
direction from the window. It is thus
very easy to slide either the screen or
the glass sash whichever way may be
needed over the opening. It will be no
ticed that the artist has covered the
window of glass with wire netting
such as is used in poultry yard build
ing. This is a good idea, especially if
the window is in front of the horse
where he can readily reach It, for of
tentimes he will throw Ills head against
the glass with sufficient force to break
it and usually cuts his face more or
Add to the small expense for materi
al the little time and labor necessary to
lonstruct the screens, and you have a
comfortable stable during the summer
for which the animals would render
you grateful thanks if they could but
speak, concludes the author of the fore
going suggestions, originally made in
Farm and Fireside.
Tarnlps Down la Urowlng Oro DO.
If flat turnips are sown among the
growing crops of corn or other crops
at the last hoeing in July or August,
they will get a foothold so as to grow
rapidly when the shading crops are re
moved. Before frost comes many of
them will have grown large enough to
have become lit for table use, while
th-.- others may be plowed under as
green manure or they may even be left
to freeze and rot where they are, sug
gests American Cultivator.
Grrnt ilrunh Exterminator* and aM|
As there is at present quite a boom
In Angora goat farming all over the
United States, which will no doubt
very much increase the lilthcrtp only
limited interest in this kind of live
stock, the following from a writer In
Country Gentleman is of Interest: For
brushy pasture land, if at an elevation
of from 400 to 500 feet nlK>ve the sea
in the northern part of the Union to a
minimum of 1,000 feet in the southern
states, one can And no better paying
live Btock than a good class of Angoras.
Their meat is, if properly fattened, as
far above that of the ordinary goat as
that of the Shorthorn steer Is above
the old Texus longhorn. It is superior
to mutton, IK >caust\ while being fully
us Juicy as Southdown meat ; It has not
that excess of grease so much com
plained of with all kinds of mutton.
As brush exterminators they haven't
their equul, and as bushes and trees
draw more from the lower parts of the
soil than grasses and weeds goats will
improve brushy land much (juicker
than sheep. Though sheep eat brush,
they eat it only iu small and
more a* a seasoning
while the principal diet of.a g(-at i*
l>ru«li, ami they eat the gfass, as the
sheep do the brush, merely as a condi
ment. In fact. Angoras are "Vbe Ideal
liru.sh exterminators, and they, do It at
:i cash profit Instead of costlj Outlay,
therefore Justifying In a measure the
circular of a western Angora \reedef
which was beaded, "licking" Gjjld
From the Bushes." There are over
250,000.000 acres of land In the Union
which are In reality unfit for anything
else but pout pasture and almost the
same number of acres more on which,
though cattle and sheep do well
enough. It takes the goats to make
them really profitable. Therefore no
fanner who owns land of the above
description should be without his flock
of Angoras, provided he can get them
reasonably—via, at paying figures.
Drvarf Eaaex Rape.
The cut shows a single plant of
Dwarf Essex raj>e as grown by a Mon
tana farmer who has had wonderful
success with It. lie regards It as one
i f the greatest forage plants known.
He cut It three times the first season
for feed and the second season secured
a tine yield of first class seed.
ILai»e has been widely cultivated in
the United States and Canada. Recent
6INGLE PLANT OP DWARF ESSEX RAPE.
reports Indicate that Its area of useful
ness. however, might be made to ex
tend moro largely to the weet and
northwest By the use of Irrigation
excellent crops of rape can be grown in
the semiarld regions, and It will with
stand quite severe drought If well cuh.
tivated. It makes an excellent feed
for fattening sheep and 1s a valuable
food for young lambs at weaning time.
Rai>e will endure quite severe cold
weather, and sheep can be pastured on
It late Into the winter until the snow
covers It up
The Minor Services of Irrlsatloa.
Irrigation performs a host of small
services. In the nursery the budding
season Is lengthened because a run of
water will cause the bark to slip later
in the season. In the English walnut
orchard the nuts will be more readily
discharged from the husks If an Irriga
tion Is given a little in advance of the
dropping time. Within certain limits
fruiting can be timed by Irrigation and
succession secured. This is especially
true of small fruits. Strawberries can
be made almost constant bearers In
suitable thermal conditions and can
have two main crops In the summer
even where the winters are too cold
for fruiting. Raspberries follow the
same course, and ever bearing black
berries are the ruling variety in- the
warmer parts of the Irrigated region.
Of course these performances of plants
are dependent upon temperature condi
tions as well as moisture condition*
and upon the length of the growing
season which the irrigated semitropical
region enjoys, but the fact remains
that the forcing summer heat of the
more northerly regions could accom
plish far more for the grower If he
should arrange to have that benefi
cence always attended by ample mois
Well worked soil and good drainage
are essential for an asparagus bed.
Cutworms and dry weather delayed
|he planting of the tobacco crop In
The month of July is the proper time
to introduce qneens and to substitute
for worthless onea. Queens are cheap
er then than at any other season, re
marks Farm Journal.
As a fresh application of bordeaux
mixture will adhere to grapes and
make the fruit unsightly the last
spraying should bo made with a solu
tion of six ounces of ammonia carbo
nate and one ounce of copper carbo
nate In ten gallons of water.
Chemical fertilizers do not come up
to barnyard manure as a sonrce ox
plant food, the prepared soils with
yard manure giving the best results,
and yard manure gives the largest
yield where irrigated, says the horti
culturist of the New Jersey station.
A Reflection I'pon Robbina.
Deacon Short—Robblns gave me a
lead quarter when I asked him to
change a dollar for me.
Friend—Did you get after him about
"Oh, no. have any trouble in
passing it.—Harlem Life.
Railway Agent—Our railway, mad
am, is strictly up to date in every re
Madam—Nonsense! Look at this wo
man on your excursion folder. Her
sleeves have been out of style for three
Which, It la to Be Hoped, Will Hit
I shot an arrow into the air;
It fell to the earth; 1 know not where.
Most people seem to need killing.
It Is a good deal to know what not to
Often the hardest shelled nut has the
least in it.
There may be prominent people that
you don't know.
Before marriage lots of fellows carry
the parasol, and after marriage the wo
men have to carry even the water.
Some girls measure a good time by
how late they stay up at night
Some preachers have such ugly whis
kers that they ought to be good.
There are more people who fool their
money away than there are who save
When a girl goes visiting, she takes a
trunk big enough for a travellnt man.
We are always finding people who
would be great If they only knew
The smaller the town the more prom
inently the inhabitants wear their
It Is not the magaeine with the high
est colored covers that contains the
Save us from the man who has noth
ing to do. The busy man never takes
up anybody's time. Alex Miller in