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D. E. JACKSON. '203 S M n S:. - - Boiler, PP. Kv'vl Delighted. Wi'i u'o in ; 'of Seasonable <z<X II . ;: boo _ i _ large Stock of Ka.ll and Winter Ooodp, and owing to I rid w ;t. r sr:d woree roads, they have not Seen goiDg out as fast ae thf v ougl t to We have CUT PRICES AWAY DOWN, as v intHt oa account of scarcity of roo i them oat to make room for Spring Goods. If yon want a Cloak, Jacket or Shawl NC W IS YOUR CHANCE. Or it uv. aiit Blankets, Comforts Ui:< crv «*cr. Ladies'or Gents', Flan neb Cecton Flannel cr anything in th; COME NOW before ;be Stock is broken, but DON'T FORGET to CJ: mine oar large stock of Dress Ooodc", which are included in this CUT, A > Fancy and Dress Plushes, Black Suiab sod Qros Grain Silks, all Marked Down. Full Again. Wo mean our wall paper de partment, full and overflowing with our immense and choice slock i i'paper hangings. You niu.-t help us out, we haven't r< < in (i r half our goods, until ) (iu relieve us of some of them. We have the chokest selec tion of patterns in every grade from Jjrown Blanks at 10 cts to Gilts ;:t from 20 cts to $1 per (louhie holt. Examine our Stock. J. H. Douglass, Butler, Pa. Rare Bargains, Extraordinary Bargains are offer ed here in UNDERWEAR. HOSIERY, GLOVES, 1! A JiDKEECDIEFS. MUFFLERS, Evtiyl • . n furDi?hirgs for ladief, child; < u and men. O n>j';.rf i ur j iicfs with what you b»vt> i mi pajirp end see if yon can't i a»c inoccy by dealing with its. John M. Arthurs. 333 SOUTH 11A IN STREET. 333 GRAND CLOSING OUT SALE FOR REMOVAL AT THE RACKET STORE, 148 Main St. Butler, Fa. GO TO Miners FOR I'ure Dings, Paints, Oils, Glass, Fine Toilet Articles, Patent Medicines, And all other Articles Kept in a First Class Drug Store. BUTLER COUNTY V rirr insurance Co. 0->c Cor f- air l & Cunningham B'i. • . |! Oi .-..-iINU, PUEHIX>KN7. > . HKIN)-AIN , WKCRKTARY. P!!*ECTOItb: '!. ( ! " ■ . , Henderson Oliver, J.i I s rv , .lames* Btephen*on, A. Tr.. Im !., 11. Hejneinan, Mil v, ;• : . N\ iVfil/e!, 1 ' I' >" I»r KVfcenbach, J. W. i ktu.rt, 1). T. Norrls. 10 ' ; j vl JtK KJN, Aren'r. TT, ™r;pp. PA Wu3?TC' U THE BUTLER CITIZEN. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. V. McALPINE, Dentist, Is now permanently located at 120 South Main Street' r.ntler. Pa.. In rooms formerly ;ccoupied by Dr. Waluron. Dr. N. M. HOOVER, 137 K. Wayne St., ofllse hours, 10 to 12 M. and 1 to 3 P. M. L. M. REINSEL, M. D , Physician AND SL-rgeon. Office and residence at TJi Graham Street. Butler. Pa. L. BLACK, PIIYBICJAK A Nil SOBS BON, New Troutman lir.llding, Butler, Pa. Dr. A. A. Kelly, Office at Hose Point, Lawrence county, Ta. E. S. I.EAKK, If. D. J. K. MANN. M. D. Specialties: Specialties: Gynaecology and Sur- Eye. Ear. Nose and tery. Throat. DRS. LEAKE & MANN, Butler, Pa. G. >V.. ZIMMERMAN. rriYgfClAK AND BTKOKON, Office aIJNo. 45, 8. Main street, over Frank L Co's LiUff Store. Butler, Fa, SAMUEL M. BIPPUS. Physician and Surgeon. So. 22 EaM Jefieroon St., Hi.tier. Pa. W. R. TITZEL. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON. 9. W. Corner Main and North fit*., Butler, Pa. J. J. DONALDSON, Dentist. Butler, Penn'a. Artificial Teeth Inserted cn the latest Im proved Plan. Gold Killing a specialty. Office over Schaul'a Clothing Store. DR. S. A. JOHNSTON. DENTIST, - - BUTLER, PA. All work pert lining to the profession execut ed in the neatest manner. Specialties Gold Fillings, and Painless Ex traction of Teeth. Vitalized Air administered. Office SB Jefnui Street, oar doer East of Lowrj House, Up Stain. Office open dally, except Wednesdays am) Thursdays. Communications by mall receive prompt attention. If. D.—The only Dentist In Butler best makes of teeth. J. W. MILLER, Architect, C. E. and Surveyor. Contractor, Carpenter and Builder. Maps, plans, specifications and esti mates; all kinds of architectural and en gineering work. So charge for drawing if X contract the work. Consult your best in terests; plan before you build. Informa tion cheerfully given. A share of public patronage is solicited. P. O. Box 1007. Office S. W. of Court House, Butler, Pa. C. F. L. McQUISTION, E\UL\EEIt AND SURVEYOR, Orrici NEAK DIAMOND. Ktrn.ru, PA. J. M. PAINTER, Attorney-at-Law. Office—Between Tostofllce and Diamond, But ler, Fa. A. T. SCOTT, ATTORNEY-AT-LAW. Office at No. 8, South Diamond, Butler, Pa. A. M. CHRISTLEY, ATTORNEY AT LA . Office second floor. Anderson B1 k, Main St., near Court House, Butler, Pa. J. w. HUTCHISON, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office on second floor of the Huselton block. Diamond, Butler, Pa., Room No. 1. JAMES N. MOORE^ ATTOBNIT-AT-LAW AND NOTABY PUBLIC. OfTlce in Room No. 1, second floor of Iluscltoa Block, entrance on Diamond. IRA McJUNKIN. Attorney at Law. omce at No. IT, East Jeffer son St., Butler. P»,; w. c. FINDLEY, Attorney at Law and Real Estate Agent, Of IcJ1 c JL rear " f z - Mitchell's office en north side of Diamond, Butler, Pa. H. H. GOUCHER. Attorney-at-lawr. Office on second floor of Anderson building, near Court House, liutler, J. K. BRITTAIN. Att'y at Law—Office at S. K. Cor. Main St, an-1 Diamond, Butler, Pa. NEWTON BLACK. Att'v at Law—Offico on South side of Diamond Butler, Pa. A. E. GABLE, V" eterinary Surgeon. Graduate of the Ontario Veteriuary College. Toronto, Canada, Dr, Gable treats all diseases of the domesticated animals, and mokes ridgling, castration and boreo den tistry a specialty. Castration per formed without clams, and all otner surgical operations performed in the most scientific manner. Calls to Bny part of the country promptly responded to. Office and Infirmary in Crawford's Livery, 132 West Jefferson Street; Butler, Pa. SAW MILLS Variable Frirlion anil Belt Feed. Steam Engines, Hay Picsses, ShingJe Mills. &c- Portable Grist Mills, Semi lor IllU*. Tltrrolilnir Mnrhlnr*. Jtr. Catalogue. A B. KAUCjtIUK CO., York. Pa. L. 8. McJUNKIN » Insurance and JReal Estate Ag't 17 EAST JEFFERSON ST. BUTLER, - PA. THIS PA Ad teniae is th* CITIZXM GREW GIVE ally SALE. We have in stock a large line of Long Wraps and Jacket;-. We have assorted them into lots. Lot 1 running up to S 6 U 2 " " " 10 . " 3 " " " 12 " 4 " " " 15 5 " " " 18 " 6 " " " 25 Now tn gel them out of the way, w oiler to each buyer of our goods (at the lowest prices ever know: following extra ordinary inducements: PARTIES li 1 Y i r\C* $lO worth of goods will have their choice of one wrap, Lctl 15 .< " « " " 2 18 U " " " 3 20 " " " " " 4 22 " " " " " 5 25 " " '• " " 6 FREK OF CHARGE, As we say we have a big line of these wraps, md wart to run them olTquick. And we guarantee all our goods rnarktd in plain figures at less than you can buy them e. ewnere. Come in and get first choice. RITTER & RALSTON. Regarding Fine Clothes. As a new comer requesting a share of the pat ronage of this town and vicinity in my line, it befits me to make a feu statements. I make a specialty of the higher grades of work; I keep in stock the finest quality of goods; I recognize the fact that a good fitting suit from my house is it's best advertisement, while a misfit con demns the cutter and tailor. I shall endeavor to send out the best fitting clothes to be found. I do all my own cutting. o—o The prices will be as low as can be made com patible with the quality of goods I shall adhere to. A full line of the latest and most stylish goods in stock. Call and see me before placing any orders. GEO, HABERNIGG, SR. MERCHANT TAILOR, 202 S. Main St., New Troutman Building, Don't Bead Tlii* Unless You Want To! We feel confident it will pay you. Now that the Holidays are over we are busy getting ready for Spring trade. We want all persons to know where to buy goods at right prices. This is the place. We sell goods as cheap as any person in the United States, if not cheap er. W c RETAIL FURNITURE AT WHOLE SALE PRICES. We o-ive you first-class U'oods; what more can we do. We also do just as we ad vertise. We will sell you a Good Oak Bed Room Suit for s'l9 and a fine Pol ished Oak Bed Room Suit tor $25. You can't buy it elsewhere under #35. Any thing you want in the Furniture line you e5 «, %/ will find at our store at low prices. Conic and see us whether you want to !>u\ or not. We want to show von our goods. a. O Campbell & Templeton, OLD TROUTMAN STAND. BUTLEIS, PA EVERY WATERPROOF I———— THAT CAN EE RELIED ON Not to i3x>l±t! — Not to Discaloy! THIS MARK. NEEDS NO LAUNDERINC. CAN BE WIPED CLEAN IN A MOMENT. THE ONLY LINEN-LINED WATERPROOF COLLAR IN THE MARKET. ®ELL BRE|H If SOON WED?? Svouo rn QUICKLY MARRIED SAPOLIO is one of tho best known city luxuries and each time r. cako is used an hour is saved. On floors, tables end painted work it acts like a charm. For scouring pots, pau3 and motals it has no equal. If your •tore-keeper does not keep it you should insist upon his doing' 30, as it always gives satisfaction and its i&imense sale all ov r the United States makes it an almost necessary arti :1a to any well sni)pliod stora. iivnry thing shines after its uso, and even tho children delight in using it in their attempts to help around the house. BI'TLKK, PA.. FRI I)A V. KKHlil'A I i V \M ). IS!H. The Klre-I.lgfat. When all without Is bleak and cold. And shrouded tn somber gloom. How cheerful Is the fire '.:jht As It ells and floods the room! The women sew By its flickering glow, And the children play ir.erry 1,-ames. The musician's gttc, As he softly plays, ' fs bent on the leaping flames. The poet sits with head on hands. And in the light his sonl expands; He dreams of a beauty In rich attire. And sees her there tn the blazing Are. But off In the corner. By glow nnkissed. Sits the portly form of the oculist; His eyes are closed. And he dreams of wealth— Of gold by the ton— For how well he knows. As the Are-light glows. It Is spoiling the eyesight of every one —Mortimer Dossone, In Puck And Vet. We know that wrongs forever bring Their pangs of deep regret. To ranklo In the 1. art and sting Our consciousness, And yet— We go on sinnic:, 1 day by day And add to our distress Until we lose the gracious way That leads to happincss- We know that life Is but a day That from the tasiinct t'nto the scpulche,- the way ts very short. And yet— We do not seek the deathless spr!-. fntil it is too la'e. And while the 1 -of H .>ven ring We stand out'-i > t!i" 'n' •. -Chicago P.*' PASTE OK DIAMONDS. A. Necklace That Enabled Mrs. Sykes to Moot the Kaiser. The Duke and Duchess of Beaumonde were about to receive the German Ktn peror at their villa at Cowes, and Mrs. Sykes l ad set her heart upon going. N*ot only was this ti be the most superb event of the Cowes season, but a periixl had now arrived in the career of Mrs. Sykes at which she felt that in one form or another it was imperative that she should meet royalty. 1- or two years — ever since, in fact, Mr. Sykes had con verted himself, as he used to express it, from a tradesman into a gentleman by selling Svkcs' Soap Substitute to a limited company —Mrs. Sykes had been steadfastly maneuvering herself Into society. I2y reason of her husband's enormous wealth and her own nut over scrupulous astuteness she had succeeded up to a point. Hut though the circles in which royalty moves are not inacces sible to certain portions of the common herd, the line, which even in these days has to Ix; drawn somewhere, had latiier to been drawn at Mr;-. Sykes. She had sustained a severe disappointment in connection with the Marl borough house garden party, but defeat only acts as a stimulant on some natures, and as Mr. Sykes, whose one hobby was yachting, was going to Cowes for the Royal Yacht Squadon meeting, Mrs. Syltcs was seized with the inspiration that her failure in London might be retrieved by forcing herself into the Duchess of Ileaumonde's entertainment to the En glish and German royalties in the Isle of Wight. When she came to consider how this was to be accomplished there was one lady to whom Mrs. Sykes' thoughts at once turned. This was a certain Lady Pali Mall, whose husband was afflicted with a chronic impecuniosity which made it extremely difficult for both to keep up the state and dignity befitting their station. Her ladyship, being a young, pretty aud clever woman, was often compelled to practice various stratagems and devices in order to keep her own and her husband's head above the waters of debt, which constantly threatened to overwhelm them. Not the least remunerative of the many avocations pursued by her ladyship whereby she contrived to make her rank and position profitable in a pe cuniary sense was that of social sponsor und general guide, philosopher and friend to people who, like the Sykes, were at once wealthy, ambitious, vul gar and generally unpresentable. While Lord Pall Mall borrowed money freely from the husbands of those ladies for whom Lady Pall Mall procured invita tions, presented at court, patronized and introduced into her set, her lady ship accepted from the ladies them selves numerous handsome and costly gifts. All this Mrs. Sykes knew and appre ciated, and upon it she formed her scheme. It was a scheme, however, in which her husband's co-operation was indispensable, for, in spite of the fact that Mrs. Sykes enjoyed a liberal al lowance, her anxiety to shine in the world kept her in a perpetual state of financial embarrassment At the pres ent moment, so far from having any 6pare cash in her pocket, she was very seriously in debt. She was obliged, therefore, to confide in her husband be fore she could carry her scheme into ef fect John Sykes liad heard a good deal about the Duchess of I'.eaumondc's party and had every opportunity of ap preciating the depth of ' his wife's anxiety to get there, but he opened his eyes considerably, when he was given to understand that with the view of procuring a card Mrs. Sykes contem plated making a costly present of jewelry to Lady Pall Mall. "You don't mean tosa.y that .you want to offer a bribe to a real Countess!" ex claimcd Sykos, a vulgar man, possessed of a simple mind and a limited vocabu lary. "Bribe! What a dreadful expres sion!" answered his wife. "I propose to make her ladyship a present, John, that is all. To one in her position it would bo an insult to offer any tiling but diamonds. The only question is what form the present should take. 1 think a necklace." "It will cost a lot of money, Polly." "Not more than we can afford," re plied his wife. "It might be fifteen hundred- it might be two thousand; but you never were a mean man, John." To do him justice, John was not. During the last two years he had, in his own phrase, "stuck at nothing" in the way of expenditure for the purpose of enabling his wife to attain that position in the world on which she had 4et her heart, though, as Mrs. Sykes very well knew, his wrath would have been great if he had known that she had spent several hundred pounds more than ho was aware of. lie only needed to be convinced that Lady Pall Mall was amenable to the influence which his wife proposed to bring to bear on licr, and that there was a reasonable pros pect of her ladyship being able to pro cure the desired quid pro quo. When Mrs. Nykes, by dint of long argument and expostulation, had convinced him on these points lie was ready to go and buy the diamonds at once. But lis in sisted on buying them himself. Mrs. Kykes had not intended this, but she found her husband linn on this point and was too good u diplomatist to con test it. "You had better call on her ladyship this afternoon and sound her about the busines:he said, in conclusion. "Two thousand pounds is a bit of money, and I don't want to jump before ! come to the fence. You can sec how she takes it before I get the stones, and mind you do it carefully." Mrs. Sykes did it -whether carefully or net i; a. matter of opinion. She suc ceeded, jit any rate, in making Lady Pall .Mall understand what she wanted and what die was prepar Ito pay for it. If Lady Pall Mall had been dis posed to r ■■•lit the fashion in which the transa-l'ion v.::. approached the price v.: to • tilfi 1 •ntl.'.l : r her to be tray her ntiinen s. By t!i t:me the; two ladies parted a rcry definite under- Standing was arrived at. Mrs. Sykca duly reported the result of her mission to husband, and at luncheon time rest day the pood man placed in his wile's hands a ease containing a diamond necklace which made that lady's eyes sparkle. In due course the coveted invitation arrived. In due course Mr. and Mrs. Sykes, who had Ixvn in their yaeht in the Solent for a week found themselves amony the proud gathering at the Duke of ISeaumonde's. \\ hilo this was happening Lord and Lady I'all Mall were still in town, de tained there by his lordship's some what superfluous devotion t> his duties as an hereditary legislator. On the of the Duehe.-s" fete they wi re enffagtid to dine v. itli a brother peer, who was still waiting for the rising of Parliament; and while Mrs. Sykes was basking in the sunshine of the German Kaiser and his English relatives. Lady Pall Mall was reaping her reward in the contemplation of her glittering necklace of brilliants. For a week her ladyship had kept the pri sent fr« in the knowledge of her lord and master, having, indeed, her own reasons for so doing. To night, however, temptation was too strong for her, and after much doubt and hesitation she came down to dinner with Mrs. Sykes* diamonds round her neck. It was astonishing how quickly the glitter of the stones caught Lord Pall Mall's oft >n unobservant eyes. "Why, where on earth did you get that?" he asked. "It is a little present that I have had," answered his wife. "A present! Who the dickens' from?" "Don't be alarmed." said her lady ship. "My admirer was'no one more dau gerous than Mrs. Sykes.—Sykes' Soap Substitute, you know." "Oh, chl And what have you been doing for her?" Lady Pall Mall responded in a whis per. "What fools these people must bet" exclaimed the [>eer. "Why. the stones must be worth a couple of thousand." "Oh, no —not half of it," replied Lady Pall Mall, turning away rather hastily from her lord's scrutiny and changing the subject- llis lordship returned to it, however, when they came back from the reception that evening. "The fact is, Alice," he explained, "that things have been going confound edly erooked in the city the last day or two, and at this moment I am at my wit's end for —" "Why will you speculate?" inter rupted his wife, impatiently. "Things always go crookedly when you have any thing to do with them." "It is only a temporary difficulty, I assure you. I can't explain the posi tion—you wouldn't understand it if I did; but I must have I*l,ooo within the next few days; and, if you wculd lend it to me, that necklace of yours would just save tis from ruin." "How can yon ask such a thing!" cried Lady Pall Mall, the tears starting toher eyes. "It is the only decent or nament I have. Will you leave me nothing?" "Oh, of course, if you refuse, there's an end of it," replied her husband, coldly. "Keep your necklace, by all means, aud much pleasure may it give you." Lady Pall Mall, with all her clever ness and knowledge of the world had one very soft place in her heart, as his lordship well knew. She stood for a mo ment looking at her husband's care worn and not over intellectual features; then with an impulsive movement she unclasped the necklace and held it out to him. "Take it and get the most you can for it," she 5 aid, but with rather'a husky voice. "I hope it may prove as valua ble as you think." With many protestations of grati tude, and a solemn assurance that the stones should be returned in ?. week's time at the very farthest, Lord Pall Mall took Mrs. Sykes' offering and locked it up in his desk. Next morning he was absent from home for an hour or two. On his re turn he dashed up at once to his wife's room and c<#ifrouted her with a face expressive of the deepest indignation and disgust. "Alice!" he exclaimed, "are you re sponsible for this trickery?" "Trickery? I den't understand you!"' replied his wife. "Did you not know when you gave me these confounded diamonds that they were paste?" If he had for a moment thought that she did, the incredulity and amazement which his wife betrayed at the question would have convinced liim to the con trary. That the stones were paste was proved beyond all question. The young man at Mr. Meleliisedek's, to whom Lord Pall Mall had tendered them as security for an advance of one thousand pounds, had detected their true charac ter in half a moment. The question now was, with whom had the imposture originated? As soon as Lady Pall Mall's first outburst of anger and disappoint ment had subsided, she and her hus band debated this question between them very eagerly. "I think," said Lord Pall Mall pres ently, "that I see a way of solving the mystery, and, what is more, of getting yon your diamonds, with something handsome beside." "You do!" exclaimed her ladyship. "I think that I do. The Sykeses are back in town on their way North. I met him in the city yesterday. Ask theni to dinner to-morrow, anil then do as I tell you." The same evening Mrs. Sykes wasen cliantcd by the receipt of an invitation to dine with Lady Pall Mall on the fol lowing night—not a formal invitation, but a friendly note which might have come, as Mrs. Sykes observed to her husband, from an old schoolfellow. This was a return, indeed, for tho £3,000! Of course the Sykes went, and of course Lady Pall Mall put on her diamond necklace for the occasion—a compliment which the worthy proprie tor of Sykes' Soap Substitute fully ap preciated, and which, coupled with tho remarkable affability of his host and hostess, helped to quickly put him at his case. Indeed, before the dinner was over Mr. Syltcs grew quite confi dential and entertained bis noble Mends with many edifying anecdotes of his early life and adventures in the soap trade. In the course of such con versation the talk somehow turned upon Mrs. Sykes' love of finery. "Ah, you can afford to indulge these tastes," said Lord Pall Mall, with a glance at his wife. "For my part lam always telling Lady Pall Mall that it is folly to spend a fortune on real jewelry, when stones can be imitated well enough to deceive the ljost judge." "Couldn't deceive me," remarked Mr. Sykes, with a knowing air. "Give me a handful of mock stones and one real gem timong them, and I'd wager one thousand pound sterling I'd piek the genuine stone out ut the lirst guess." "Iteally, are you so good a judge as that?" queried her ladyship, innoccutly. "Come now, Sykcs, you're joking; i think only a professional expert can detect really Cn.t-rato paste. Hut we'll put you to the test. Look at that neck lace my wife is wearing; it doesn't com pare unfavorably even with Mrs. Silver hook's emeralds, and yet she tells me she only gave fifteen pounds sterling for it." Mr. Sykes stared, then burst out laughing. "So that's the story you've told his lordship," he thought, as he looked sideways at his hostess' blushing face. "Well, mum's the word, but I ain't go ing to be made ft fool of, even by a noble loriL" And turning to Lord I'all Mall, lie continued: "I should bo glad to give her ladyship live hundred pound Bter c-» it. Those t>tones are real — every one ox tncsu.- "I'm sorry to contradict you." re torted Lord Pall Mall coolly, "but really now you are mistaken. My wife's necklace is only paste. You see, 1 was not far wrong when I asserted that paste sometimes deceives even a good judge." "1 quite agree with his lordship." in terrupted Mrs. SykoH, quietly. "You must be mistaken. John;" and she (rave her husband a look that said plainly, "It is bad manners to carry an argu ment too far." But Mr. Sykes was not to be stopped. "Well, my lord." he said, "I'm ready to back my opinion, anyhow. I'll bet you any thing yon please that the neck lace Lady Pall Mall is wearing is made of twenty-five real stones of the first water—and I ought to know." "Oh. it's hardly worth betting about," said Lord Pall Mall, indiffer ently ' I'm very glad the necklace is good enough to deceive such an excel lent judge as you, but really I seldom bet." "Afraid —eh —in this ease?" sneered Mr. Si - !.. . who was losing his temper. At that mi incnt Lady Pall Mall gave Mrs. Sykes the signal to retire, and the ladies left the room. "1 didn't want to discuss the question farther before the ladies," said Lord Pall Mall, as they settltd into their scats again. "But lam as confident as you are. and if you really want to back your opinion I'll take your l>et to any reasonable figure." "Say a couple of thousand, if you like.' replied Sykes, bumptiously, "and let's decide it as soon as you please." "Done with you. If you know any expert in the neighborhood, I will send to him at once." "Send round to Louder & Bydon's. Mention my name and ask them tost nd Mr. Agate," said Mr. Sykes, with a chuckle at his own astuteness. It was Mr. Agate who had sold him the neck lace. "So be it," said his host. "Shall we go upstairs?" Within half an hour Mr. Agate had arrived and by Lord Pall Mall's orders was ushered into the drawing-room. "Lxcu::e my sending for you iu this informal way, Mr. Agate, but we wish you to decide a trifling wager. My dear," added Lord Pall Mall, turning to his wife, "just let Mr. Agate look at your necklace." Lady Pall Mall at "once unfastened the necklace. Mr. Agate carried it to the light and closely inspected the dia monds through his pocket lens. The four onlookers waited expectantly. "Well, sir, what do you say?" de manded Mr. Sykes. "Stones of the tir. t. water —eh'.'"' The expert laid the necklace down, and the stones flashed in the lamp-light as if to affirm their unimpeachability "Every stone in the necklace is pa:-to," he said, quietly. "Then you are the biggest swindler in London," shouted Mr. Sykes, "for you sold me that necklace not a fortnight ago for £2,000." "I sold you one somewhat similar to this, but"— the rest of the sentence was drowned in an hysterical shriek from M rs. Sykes, and for some minutes all was confusion. "I was right, you see/' remarked Lord Pall Mall, when he and his wife were presently left alone. "The lady was the thief. I wonder what he will say to her when they get home." "I hope," said Lady Pall Mall, "that he will tell licr to send me tho diar monds." "And I hope," said his lordship, "that he will send me my £3,000." Mr. Sykes was honest, with all his faults, lie did both.—Jewelers'Weekly. Met llis Match. Parkins—What a magnificent woman Cashly's wife is! Ilarkins Ya-as; but, then, he's a fellow who is always bound to get the best of even,- thing. Parkins—H'm! I'll bet you, my boy, that he doesn't get the best of her!— Puck. nil Fate. "Ilerc's an account of a robber who fell down the chimney of a llrooklyn boardiug-liouse right into the grate-fire and lay there for half an hour "before he was discovered." "I suppose he was burned to a crisp?" "No; he was frozen stiff.'"—Judge. —The Hero's Habitation. —Tenner Collum—"l'm writing a horrible talc in twenty-six chapters. I'm going to call it 'The Romance of a Corpse ' " Weeks —"I see. But what is the plot like?" Tenner Collum—"O, I shull have several plots. Bach six by two." —Ai.'.crican Grocer. LITERARY SMALL TALK. Sirt LIIWIM ARNOLD gets 53!>,000 for his poem "Tho Light of the World." Ovnit SS.OOO copyrights have been granted to American authors during tho present calendar year AKCITIIIAI.D CUTIBI.NO Gtnmsn has received SiU.OOO in royalties upon his "Mr Barnes of New York." JOHN O. WUITTIKK'S birthday gift* Included a barrel of pitch-pine kindlings from the Whittier colored school at Tuscaloosa, Ala. THE "House of Seven (iables." which Nathaniel Hawthorne made famous, is still to be seen on Turner street, Salem, Mass It was built in ICC2, but re ceived many alterations by its suc cessive owners until it became the curious structure which attracted Haw thorne s attention, and was at one time his home LML.ILSON'S old home at Concord is be coming more and uiore a shrine for the literary pilgrim. It is now the hos pitable home of Mrs Kmerson and Miss Kilen Kmerson. One of tho most inter esting relics iu the house is a fine old clxssic engra'ving that was presented to Mrs. Kmerson by Carlyle as a wedding gift On the back of it Is pasted the paper containing Carlyle's autograph in scription E. H. HOWE, the Kansas newspaper man aud novelist, has been offered one hundred dollars for the original manu script of "The Story of a Country Town," the novel that made liiiu famous six years ago And yet, according to the Kansas City Times, "there were lots of nights while lid was writing the tftory that he would have taken fifty cents for the whole business and thrown up the job." SOME QUEER PEOPLE. A.N Orovillo (Cal.) man keeps thieves from his orange trees by tying cow bells to them. A WKI.J.INGTON (Kan.) hotel mnn charges thirty-five cents for a single meal, or seventy-five cents for two TmtHE deacons at Bellaire. Mich., threw a brother out of church because he refused to sing, or speak, or pray A VEHY careful man is Farmer Drisko, of Jonesborough, Me. He has a plow which has been in constant serv ice for fifty-three years A UDT who advertised for a girl "to do light housework" received a letter from an applicant who said her health demanded sea air, and asked where the light-house was situated. A BHOOKI.YN bridge for women only is the latest idea, ami a Brooklyn spinster will build it when she gets rich- She says that women receive brutal treat ment from the men at the bridge sta tions. A \Vi.i I'KIUC farmer's daughter, who persuaded her father to give her a farm for tier own, manages the entire eighty ucres herself, and last year managed to clear 51,000, besides buying her clothes and machinery and stock for the farm. She has a girl friend for a companion, and keeps one man. THE ARIZONA KICKER. JoarnAli<ta from tUp llMt llmre to (<el Arcliimtrd. XE MORE rx gf\ \ FORT I'X AT E. 1 i ] —The other I iMpI J week a tender- VVpj/ J foot who said he had been a N reporter on the * 'Ll\ Pittsburgh -j\ Chronicle, came r Vlj alone and struck us for a w ,\ij _*■ job, and we set ! W him to work i **"" »-■' Monday on the ■ Iff *i? < v Nr. agricultural de yjyypartment of the *" ji* 1 * — * z "~ paper. We warned him against the strange climate of this stranpe country, and that he must not attempt to handle any thing until he first asked the name of it. After two or three hours he pot the swell-head and went out to chin with the boys, and that afternoon we buried him. He had heard tell of jackass ralv bits, but had never seen one, and some body made him believe that Colonel Moore's mule, which was tied near the post-office, was one of the pen tie creat ures of the plains. He was looking to see if the rabbit's feet were weblied | when the calamity came. Mortum bum, which is Latin for he didn't know it was loaded, and that we have his latch key, five cents in money and a summer necktie which we will forward to his friends on request. ToiJ) IIIM So.—Three months ago, when a young man who had stuck type for thirty-five cents per M on a Cleveland . paper, and had knocked off because he ; couldn't agree with the editorial policy of the paper, came out here to establish a plant and grow wool on his back, we sat down and talked to him like a brother. There's nothing mean about us. We don't want the earth. We have a great weekly newspaper, a butcher shop, grocery, saddlery, shoe shop, millinery store and signal service bureau all under one roof, and we don't care how many other enterprises are established in this wild West. This young man planned to start a weekly ; over at Pedro Valley, and we warned him to pitch into the Czar of Russia and go light on the boys at home. That's the safe policy while learning to shoot right and left-handed. He didn't seem to take kindly to our advice, and our last words, as we lent him sixteen letters out of a font of job type, were to prepare for the up-hills and down-hills of the hereafter. The sequel proves that we were correct. He issued one edition, jabbed his home subscribers, and now he sleeps on lot Xo. 17, section ; 21, of Tower's subdivision of the 2,000- acre tract. He died a victim to the cli mate. assisted by willing hands. TOOK A WAI.K. —Any particular lack of interest in our editorial page this week must be laid to a little incident which oc curred Tuesday foreaxin. A cross-eyed pressman, who was working his way from San Francisco to Boston to see his mother die. had put. in a couple ol weeks with us as literary editor. lie seemed a prudent, level-headed fellow, and we passed in his copy without read ing it. What did he do but ring in a lit tle item to the effect that four aces always beat a royal flush, no matter what old li.tr held to the contrary. Colonel Johnson, who is Arizona author ity on poker, came around to have a look at our man and ask where and how we had captured him, and he had scarcely stepped inside the office when TNK I'IiESSMAN FKOAN TO BHOOT. the pre lost his nerve and began td shot. What was the Colonel's (fain was our loss. We had a finger split by a bullet, the devil pot a rake across the si:all, and the foreman now carries his arm in a slii The Colonel, it is need le sto ;.ay, was flnt -nehed. When our youn r wan got through shooting at ev< rvbody except the man he wanted to hit. we assisted to take him out. head him for the cactus plantation, and start him off. lie won't sou his mother die — not if he keeps < u in that direction. Tenderfoots sailing in this direction shoue.l bear in mind that our customs, vvavs and habits are somewhat different from those of Boston and Sew York, and on arriving in this locality they should expect t> bo advised and posted by citizens who can exhibit nine graves in their privat* burying grounds.—De troit Free Press. A JDc«v I-aid Plot. Maud —What a dear, good cliaperone you are! I!ut how did you manage to get my rival out of the room just at the critical moment? (,'haperono—l whispered to her in a kind, confidential tone, that there wae a rip in the back of her silk waist.— Harper's Monthly. (.raifimat ico-Mu«lral. Mrs. IJardington (writing) Mr. Ilardington, is the WOIKI 'iband" —a brass hand, you know—singular or plural? Mr. Ilardington—Well, my dear, I should say that depends upon whether the musicians keep together or not .l A Siirprlf*lnjf Statement. "I've a mind —" began (roslin "Where did you get it?" asked Mise \iay, interrupting hirn. Jcry. A llupp; Man. Lel»nd Doahleyou (in Wall street)— Yesterday 1 saw you jumping out of the Exchange with your hair on end. Now yon look as sleek as a parson. Have things been coming your way? I'hil A. Heading—Well, I should say so! I succeeded in borrowing ten thou sand dollars on that jump.—Puck A Way They Have. Senator A. —Were you in the Senate yesterday? Senator B.—Yes. Senator A.—What did you think of Mower's speech? Senator it. I haven't read the Record to-day.—Jury. An I nltlm) SufjjfMtlon. Iliggins I've got u new idea for a book. I'm going to write the autobi ography of a horse. 'l'iggins You could write the autobi ography of a do&key better. I think. Munsev's Weekly. HIT rurtlnn Worito. "So your wife has left you?" "She has." "What wre her last words on leav ing you?" •• 'ls my hat on straight?"'—<"ape Coil Item. AH far niv Her Mirt«l U>uf, M ,s High mind —What did you think of Signor Travello, the new tenor? MUs (iiddygirl—Oh, I thought lus mustache was simply stunning! — Judge. NTO. 16 A FRAME DWELLING. h. Moo llouso That Win Coat Twenty Eight Hundred Dollars. This honse consists of ten rooms, in jludinp the reception hall, which is 5x12; the parlor, 14x10; the sitting room, 12x16; dining-room, 14x14, with conservatory Cxl 4; kitchen, 9xlo, and chatnlters as shown on plans. This house is well adapted for the country. It has three fronts and can be located on a large Kit so as to have the ad vantage of the three entrances which are shown on plans. The arrangement is a novel one and is apt to suit a great many people. The design is plain ami solid. The front is 20 feet and the length 54 feet. There are two porches, one 11x2® and one 3xlo. The honse is piped for gas and furnace and is arranged for folding doors, which can be omitted and pro vided with portieres, making the rooms in an agreeable communication with each other. It is a houße adapted to a moderate climate. There are folding \ ■» doors from the hall into the reception hall and folding doors from reception hall into parlor, sitting-room and din ing-rooms. The parlor and sitting-room are separated by folding doors. From the sitting-rooia you enter the dining room or conservatory through folding doors, and the dining-room is divided from the conservatory by a cased open big and the conservatory is connected with the chamber by a cased opening. To enter the kitchen, yon pass through the pantry, which is 4xlo feet.} From the kitchen you enter the wood shed through the rear entry. The finish; throughout the house to be clean pine with maple floors in kitchen, pantryy bath-room and hall. The front chambers will have an| alcove 7xß feet and the rear chamber! Pfß-S.T" —I 1 i • T>». 3 I / . I BF»ar i //Aw ' OrnsnQ fiyyn I :< 'i " 7 fn I *K I JUI Wi&tfmjj ffoom W.#/ pt J /.» r/4 /fw \ I—j JST jif —/7rsT Hoop fflan - will have a den oxl2 feet with two seats, 1 ! oiio tn each end. The exterior will look well painted' white with gray trimming*, the chim neys to be of red pressed brick, capped with u smooth sand-stone cap. The roof should be painted or stained a slate color. The second story and tower to If! |V: j-H^w PtiairJxr ! * j m t* <fr — ,\* ffiamntr- r—i 3 <l/" rpv S y AkoJt : Phamhl'rd \ 1 />r • /t f/t 1 G±i j o)erond Floor be of ornamental red wood shingles and the first story to be of 3-inch O. G. siding mitred at the corners without corner boards. Foundation to bo of rubble stone. Jiascment 7 feet high; first story 10 feet: second story, 0 feet C inches. Two by four feet studs, 2xlo feet joists, on first and second story, and 2x3 feet joists in nttie. llafters 2xo feet, and sills Bxlo fyet. U. A. W. Kixtz. The Pyrnml«l» a* Building Material. The liosphorc Egyptien announces a new act of astounding 1 vandalism, which that ntniable journal docs not hesitate to insinuate, is connived at by the Egyptian Government. Three gangs of workmen, under two local sheiks, arc daily extracting blocks from the lower courses of the two largest pyramids of Gizcli. These are broken up on the spot and carried away on camel-back for building purposes. The sheiks al lege that they are doing this work of destruction by permission of the Gov ernment, whereas they have, it is said, obtained only a permit authorizing them to remove scattered blocks (dtt bloc* eparjiiLUs.) That these Arabs should ex ceed their license is not surprU'ng; but it is surely, to say the least of it, extraor dinary that a Government partly ad ministered by Europeans should have granted such powers to native overseers, unchecked by the presence of one of their own ollicials. The pyramids do not belong to the Khedive nor to his Government; they do not oven belong to the Egyptians. They arc the inher itance of the wortd. Wli.it the Baby Said. "Sinff a Song of Six pence," crooned Mrs. Mosenstcin to her darling boy, as he lav i:t her arms with his baby curls falling in a golden shower about his faee. "Mag' id a kvarter, mamma," he murmured In his dreams; and thw moth er, smiling softly, bent and kissed the whisper dying on his lips.—Puck. IW. riiuk-riunk on Envy. "Doan let envy git possession ob your hearts, deah breddern; ef ya sec a man woarin" a stovepipe hat an' a cape ovah c<>at, an' ya feel de green-eyed monster wrigglin' nroun' yer heart-strings, je»' j«membor dat de man may be shiverin' wif de eold under his stylish outside on account ob de alisence ob an under shirt." N. Y. Herald. In l)«obt. O'Zone -O'Megs, are a home ruler. are you not? O'Mega (fiercely) —I am, sir, to tbo last drop of bl<x>d in my body. Mrs. O'Mega -Come, Jerry, it's tunc we were going. O'Mega (meekly) —\es, my dear. Chicago Tribune. Tit tor Tat. •1 am ashamed of yon, my dear," ■aid Chipace. severely. "The ides of a Strong, healthy woman like yon being afraid of a mouse!" ••I should have lx-ttcr nerves, lore," said Mrs. Chipace, "if i had accustomed myself to bucking tigers, as you have done." —Chicago Times.