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ARE '' ARE you -«•»; YOU ALIVE "toarv AWAKE TO YOUR TI IAT SH R EYV D OWN INTEREST ? "leftl BUYERS OF CL< > TH DO YOU REFLECT Ts INC INSIS'i UPt»N : A\- •"•THAT YOU SHCULD ING THE GARMENTS OP HAVE rHE LATEST AND Till. M.\Nv FAt '! I Ki-R BEST THAT THE LAN- , .Et<i:. • V:MLRII UFACTURE PRODUCES? |Ai . CLE HA STAMPED/ We do not force upon you t . • • i ii'-r .na cois which differ as "Skiin Milk dots ir< ■ri We handle the best at lowest ;>< b'i DOUTHETT > UAil AM, New Clothing H<,u -. Cor. Main and Cunningham Sts., -:- Sutler, I'n. Never Misrepresent Hor Try to Get Rich off oae Customer, and Advertiie What Yoa do Met Have. RV have something to i-ay now tla' s ;it- you. f.sst winter when nj»§ were dull and manufacturers were pre?siii !. r t i'sh «ie etrm '. some • pedfel b*i i?ftins *b;ch we are gr.ing '<> give you wl ' th y last. I.ook now quick. We have 4(5 very pretty Top Busies ti: •• crdinanly would be worth SBO each; that we are selling a! SGS each; m i a lot worth -<7O which we are selling at $55; a lot worth $55, we are selling r.t s4i; a lot of nice Buck boards worth $45. we oie selling for $35; a lot o! v. it l• ■; !;:r ness worth $22. we are selling at $lB per donble set; another lot w< rth we a'e sel ling at S3O; a lot of bugpv harness worth SO, we ore selling at $4.25 per set; another lot worth $lO, we are eeliig for $8; another worth *l3, we are tel ling for $10; another worth sl6, we are -riling for sl3; another worth S2O, we are selling for sl6, <fcc.; buggy coliors worth $l5O, we r.re selling for $1 00; team collars worth $2 00, «e are selling for ?1 'J."> < -ch Tbe alnve •re not in our regular wholesale line and wont to ci< :beci ou! mrike room, therefore these prices only Ftaiid while the advrrUcenient stands We cannot get any more at these prices. Therefore come l: w and don't .-land •round all summer and then come and inquire fi-rtbem !or they will be gone and that very quick too. They are hi re now, and many more I :.rgeina not above named. We want you and not somebody <•!«> i - v.- h in. Hurry np now gets move on and very much oblige vorirself. ke?pectfully. S. B. MARTINCOURT & CO. 128 E. Jefferson St, BUTLER, FA . A Few Doors Above Hotel Lowry. This is a perfect picture of our new Furniture and llousefuniisliing (roods house. One of the largest and most complete stores of the kind in Western Pennsylvania. FURNITURE: We hav< all kinds, P;t1( r Suites, Bcilr<.>- m Suites, Hall Racks, I>i h and I'ook Cases, Side Boards, Dining Tables, ( li.-irs, Baby Buggies, Reft QUEEN,S\V ARE: Decorated Dinner Seis, Tea Sets, Pla'n White Dinner Sets, Dn orated and Plain White Toilet Sets from $4.50 to SIO.OO. Ask to see our Toilet Set at ss.oo, cheapest and best in the world. Lamps, &c. HOUSEFURNISIIING GOODS: Cook Stoves and Ranges, Tinware, Wood en Ware, &c. Don't fail t<» see our new range the "Perfect,"one of the best cook stoves and ranges on the market for tne money. Every stove warranted. Campbell & Templeton, t\\js y H ;v: ' ; ; HAYH.VEaf * HAY- FEVE R v COLD" HEAD MFSS Kifft Cream Balm i* not a liquid, tnvff or pmr<l< r. A/rplied into the />■ .•''•. '* it it ■ * quickly ah tor bed. JI ctr-niuea th« head, allay* inflammation, hcaln _ _ Klßfl the lore*. Bold by ilrugoints or »cntty mail vti rcrrij.i of pr'>>. L 9UC ELY BROTHERS. 5G Warren Street HEW YfIRK. OuO THE BUTLER CITIZEN. BTHE KIND i | THAT CURES" ■I ' n B X Y B 1 Kidney Trouble ior 12 Years,! ■ Completely Cured, j| BDaXA SARSArARrLLA Co., 1= B Mes**S:—For lfc year? I h*v~ b**n ha-: } ■ s= tfn-r*r-A Tnnihlo. Two yqg*a= Maco I had 44 l.:» which »• i r -== gmy hark. A 1 timra i? wls hard -a rk for n • tO|rrtH| == around. LmC I J lat th' r atta< kof " I.a === ■ l*rippi , M wr. h left r w bad I could hardly crt arrcu« t h«* t .>om. Out mcr- ■ ggchini n:e to try c bottle o/ * DANA'S I I SAItSAPAIULLA 1 |BI lid an. and have taken three Jof P AR-mm SSAP.VRILM and or> U>r f DANA A PILLS, g Sand lam COM PKETF.I/V CI BKD.= ■ Xotninlilr with Kidney*; no ba«k*■ = »fhe} aoiid appetite, ana I n»vcr fe!t !>et- -—• Mtrr In myltfe. You may paMiah ILU J you wiib.gg Hucverv word in true. === Your- truly. &j| Morxiatown* N. Y. '»vL"li)Y iiLTJiy. =j Gettr —W* are penomlij acquainted wthMi Bi fiSterrr, and know hisaUtemer.ta are tren* f| ■ Heaped! u-y, A. i.e. C. F- § Dana Sanaparilla Co.. Belfast. Walne. m fet-d. For prices and terms Ad dreitj, .J. W. MILLER, 131 Mf re-r Si, Batier'P». A $25 Goia Watch FREE- M With ev.rv d"ila r s w< r'h of goods purchased, yon are iicsh ou the length of lira •it v. i 1 ake tic watch to lun dow as 1 'he one gat.-bing the m.&rest wiil gel the wutch. In cate ul a tie the out) bav ing bought tbe most will get il The watch will be etni:ed .June 13ib at ninf o'clock A. M , atifi no goi toir.g will be taken ter that time. We cat, i. o ;av u in- ney id ev. ry a: tic.-* i.i our B'.<. of Cl iii.- iug. !lu»h, : 1 Geat- Fornishisga. THE BACKET STORE, 12 > S. M. i Sr. Hutler. P . STYLES READY. A. YOU WILL CI.KTAi LY H \VK /\ . • IT MADE T< • ATTEND THE V.«' ;RLD"S FAIR. VOU CAN, AF FORD IT, WHEN VOU SEE THE SPLEN DID ASSORT MENT OF MATERIAL, AND THE MOD ERATE PRIC E AT WHICH WE MAKE YOU A SL IT THAT IS CORRECT TO TIIE LATEST DECREE OF FASHION. Tailoring Establishment. C. cS: 1). ALWAYS Take into c» isHider tiou tha' ni'>nt-v taved is as good a 8 money i arned. j Tbe bint way to have money is to buy (rood goods at th • right price The only re..-on that our trade is increasing constantly is the fact that we handle only goods of first quality and sell them at very low prices We have taken unusual care to provide everything new in Hats and Furnishing Goods for thi.~ season, and as we have control of many especially good articles in both lines we can do you good if you come to us. We confidently say that in ju tice to themselves till purchasers should inspect our goods. Visit us, COLBERT & DALE, 242 S. Main street, Butler, Pa. !. \IcJ! \KL\, Insurance ;>n«l Real Estate Ag't 17 F.AST J KFI KKSON ST. BUTI.EI?. - PA. fISPKMSBEIteIfitJi• iJkiit/ti 'lialfti r l ' A.u oit,N,.m Yoriroit» TWO OIU ECTIOXS. How They Caused a Hitch in b Wedding Ceremony. HE cards were J out for tbe wed _ *\\ dinjr. Thetror.s --'/ \ ma n ' l ' lu I fc. 1[ V \ rinff. The com- )| pnny had as sembled, and iJT ]1 \ I the final *jn' ■' c )| J touches were f'A \ ■ r being' put to the 111 , A f», • f tjride's veil. I f j /" The maid • ! \l&.\ r' -s honor and the / f j . four bride - I I ; - 11; lids were s-.i --) I J pe ri n tending L /gaaewthis ceremony *£*** <-> All these fe , irls had graduated together two years be fore, and had agreed then to fill these relative positions at the first wedding among them. "There:" said Nettie Valentine, -one of the pink maids; "It think that U quite perfect; don't you, girls?"' "Yes, lovely," murmured Tbersea Evans, one of the blues. "You mu .t go down now, of course," as an im patient knock came at the door. "Let us sav good-by to Pauline —I'auline Desmond for th.; last time." "I do wish, dear." said Fannie Gra ham. the maid of honor, "that you could have made up your mind to in sist that he should take your name in stead of you his. 15ut you will write it with a hyphen, won't you?" "Of course, girls; we all promised, and I certainly will." "And you won't forget what else you promised?" said several voices. "Xo, girls. You may depend on me. Yes, mamma, I am ready ' ■ Five minutes later the bride and groom stood at the head of the long parlor, in front of the bay window where the clergyman had been await ing them. Frank Laev was a fine young fellow, and they made a handsome couple. To be sure one of her bridesmaid.s (the blue one who had kept on her eye glasses) had her opinion of Pauline, in that she preferred the Greek profes sor; but then, you know, the professor was pretty old. and. as ho never talked in society, it was not generally sup posed that he understood English as well as Greek. Then there was Mr. Midas, thought one of the pink bridesmaids. Pauline was a simpleton there. But, after all, it was jti.st as well, and when he tools notice again— At this point the pink maid's atten tion came back to the sentence the min ister was just finishing. " —so long as you both shall live?" 1 It was the bride's turn to say: "1 will," as the groom had just said it. I'auline stood erect. She raised her J dark eyes and fixed them upon the face of the questioner. She was pale, but it was with an earnest purpose, not with nervousness. "I will do all these thiags." she re-1 plied, "except that I will not obey bim." Everyone was taken by surprise, ex cept the five girls who stood about the bride There was a profound bush "t AM THIS BRAVE BRIDE." while the clock on the mantel ticked ten times. "Frank," she said, turning to her half-made husband, "you do not wish in» to make this monstrous promise to drag this relic of the middle age— of the times when women were slavei and plaf things of men—into our lives} You do not expect this of me, Frank?" ("Because if he does," murmured the tall usher to the pink bridesmaid, "he is very sanguine, and will apparently be disappointed—like England, you know.") "It is I that you wish for, not a serv ant; is it not so, Frank?" "Certainly, Pauline; you need-not say it; but why couldn't you have arranged this quietly beforehand?" "Because I wished to do it now—My friends," she said, turning to the as sembled guests, "am I not right? It is for you, my sisters, that Ido this. A recent writer has said: 'Would tl at some woman would have courage 'C make a scene, if necessary, on such a occasion! It would be a glorious seme, if ehe possessed the courage and dignity to refuse for the sake of outraged womanhood to pronounce tlio mon strous promise. It would be woman's splendid declaration of independence. The brave bride would be the heroine of the hour. She would do more than a thousand sermons to wipe out this blot upon the nineteenth century!'" ("(Quoted correctly," whispered the blue maid. "What a memory Pauline has!") "I am this brave bride, my friends— Now we will go on," she said, turning to the minister. The service proceeded. The bride did not spoil her point by refusing to be given away. The vows were made (leaving out the obnoxious word). Then came the nervous moment while the best man fumbled for the ring. He had not lost it. Ho gave it to the man who gave it to the woman, who gave it to the minister, who gave it to the man, while the nineteenth centarv stood by and consented. The groom placed it upon the finger of the bride and hesitated over the words he was to say: "With this ring 1 thee wed —" "And with all my worldly goods I thee endow," prompted the minister. "No," said Frank, abruptly. "Not all of them." The clock ticked again. "My friends," said Frank, turning to the company, "my brothers, 1 call you to my support. Why should a man be expected century after century to make this monstrous promise? Why should we give all our property to our wives?" ("It's not a bad plan, sometimes," said Uncle Canticld. of Canfield, Drew Jt Co., but nobody heard him.) "Why should a man be expected to bring home all his mon ey, like a model little boy in a Sunday school book? Let us throw off the yoke, and our wives will respect us the more. There are nine hundred and seventy-eight employments open to women where there were formerly but six. They are able to get worldly goods for themselves. Pauline. I know it is me that you wish for, not my money." ("It is I," murmured the blue maid, mechauically.) ("Mean old thing!" said the pink maid to the tall usher. "Mr. Midas wouldn't have done so.") "You can go on now," Frank said to the minister. "Wait Perhaps you had better not go on," said the bride's mother, nerv BTTTLTCR. FA., FRIDAY, JUNE 23, 1893. "I should think not," said Aunt So phia, severely, to the bride's sister. "You know I never approved of your forms, and you see what comes of them. They had better wait a couple of weeks and join some church where they don't have their*." "I wish they would," whispered one guest to her sister. "They d have to Live back tho present-;, and that pic '.; ;'<j I gate would just do fiJr Fannie Warner. Her wedding's to-morrow." "And perhaps tho caterer will take back the wedding-cake," mused an im pertinent youth, "and that will do for that same Fannie. But we'll have to have the salads. I'm awfully hun gry." "Fun, isn't it?" said the tall usher tt. the pink maid. "I don't often enjoy weddings. But if they don't go on it . _ ....I _ pity to watte t-ie minister. Some of the rest of us might use him." "Go on," said the groom, impa tiently. "Go on," said the bride, firmly. "Go on," said Uncle Canfield from the back of the room. "Oh, don't," said the other pink maid, looking for her handkerchief. Though it be long in the telling how those behind cried forwaid and those behind cried back, it was only fifty seconds by the clock. Then the rever end Mr. Blake cnt the Gordian knot by saying, hurriedly: "I pronounce you man and wife." Then he went back an I finished the service in the usual fashion. —M. Helen Fraser Lovett in Lippincott's Magazine. Novel Official t'liatonx In Georgia. In olden times Georgia's governors swore themselves in. They did not have a chief justice or any other offi cial to administer the oath. They sim ply picked up a Bible, repeated the form in first person saying: "I solemn ly swear." etc., and they kissed the b j!; They did this in the presence of the general assembly, and it was a solemn ceremony. Time passed, that custom died out, and governors had the chief justice of the state to repeat the oath and they would kiss the Bible. When Gen. Gordon was to be inaugu rated the second time, Chief Justice Bleckley suggested that he get up and swear himself in. It was the old style and it was a good way to do it said the justice. Gen. Gordon acted on the ad vice, swore himself in, and was criti cised for doing it Some of the papers said he was in such a hurry that he did not wait for Judge Bleckley to admin ister the oath.—Atlanta Constitution. Stub End* of Thoaght. Tliey who marry where they do not love are apt to love where they do not marry. A misspent life is like a wasp. One does not feel the sting until he gets to the end of it. Pleasure must be always well dressed. Happiness never thinks about its clothes. If the earth stopped to rest it would drop out of space. Doctrine brings no sinners to repent ance. A liar will break all the other com mandments if he gets a chance. Trust a woman's judgment, but not her feelings. Wrinkles come to stay. God makes character; man makee reputation.—Detroit Free Press. Me fore the Jeweler's Window.— Fledgiing "We'd better take our money an' buy a diamond to cut the ( ass." Jail Bird— "What's der matter wid a brick?" —Jeweler's Weekly —"Dasher had his name presented to the club just before his wife died. Did they notice her death in any way?"' Twifnys —"Oh. yes; they black-balled her husband." —Inter Ocean. CHANOES in extradition law In Karl? Modern Timet* Political Kefugees Were the Only One* Sought. It is a remarkable fact that in the early cases in modern histo-y it was always f<sr political offenses that sur render was claimed, though at present it is almost the only ground of refusal, says Chambers' Journal. But such an offense does not mean a crime commit ted from political motives, but one committed during a time of civil war or open insurrection. The French gov ernment in ISSO refused to extradite Hartmann, who was suspected of plan ning the plot against the czar at Mos cow in December, 1879. When the Swiss government in November, 1800, demanded the extradition of one Cas tioni, who had shot a member of the ministry, tho English judge gave him the benefit of this exception in the treaty. Charles 11., as is well known, pursued some of the murderers of his father with relentless hate, and in 1001 concluded a treaty in Denmark in which the latter agreed to deliver up on requisition all persons who had been concerned in the murder of Charles I. The states general of Holland sur rendered some of the regicides without treaty stipulations; but in 1002 they agreed to give up any persons excepted froin the English act of indemnity and all other persons demanded by the English government. James 11. put this treaty in force in demanding tho surrender of Burnet, not yet a bishop, but acting as private secretary to the prince of Orange. He describes it very fully in his "History of His Own Time." He stated that the king's principal cause of anger against him was a re port of his intended marriage to a wealthy lady at The Hague, and pro ceedings were set on foot in Scotland. Burnet, however, got wind of the mat ter before the news of it reached d'Al beville, then English ambassador, and petitioned for naturalization, which was readily granted. When the am bassador demanded his banishment, Burnet claimed protection of the states as a naturalized subject. The demand was subsequently repeated in more forcible terms, but the states refused to surrender him. SECRETS OF SNAKE-CHARMING. Saakn Are Alarnard l>jr Oulck Motion*, and Hence Appear to Hr Fascinated. A snake-charmer can, by a simple motion of his hand, make a moving snaka stop instantly, writes G. It O'Reilly in St. Nicholas. "The reason is this: A snake is a most timid animal. His eyes, as has been said before, while dull to color and fomi, are quick to motion, es pecially if it is rapid. If any large thing moves very quickly too near him he gets frightened and scurries off; while at certain distances the motion stops him if he is moving. He stops from astonishment, fear, or the wish to sec what »» It that moves. Hence, he glides on, unconscious of the charmer's presence near him so long as the latter remains perfectly quiet; the snake doesn't know him from a tree or a rock. But when he gives a sudden evi dence of life, the snake is astonished and immediately remains stock-still. "In India and Africa the charmers pretend the snakes danco to the music, but they do not, for they never hear it A snake hits no external ears, and per haps gets evidence of sound only through his skin, when sound causes bodies in contact with him to vibrate. They hear also through the nerves of the tongue,-but do not at all compre hend sound as ive do. But the snake's eyes are very much alive to tho mo tions of the charmer, or to the moving drumsticks of his confederate; and, be ing alarmed, he prepares to strike. A dancing cobra (and no other snakes dance) is simply a cobra alarmed and in a posture of attack. He is not danc ing to the music, but is making ready to strike the charmer." INDIA'S INFINITE VARIETY. iier Society ami Her Betmmry (>jiupl»x »o<l \ariod to a Defrw. The grand difficulty of talking to ao Englishman about India is that he Al ways forms a picture of the place in his mind. It may be accurate or inac curate, but it is always a picture. He thinks of it either as a preen delta, or a series of sunbaked plains, or a wild region, with jungle and river and farms all intermixed, or a vast park stretched out by nature for sportsmen, and sloping- somehow at the edges toward highly cultivated plains, says the Loudon Spectator. It never occurs to him that as regards external aspect there is no India, that the peninsula, so-called, is as large as Europe west of the Vistula, and presents as many variations of scenery. East Anglia is not so different from Italy as the north west provinces from Bengal, nor are the Landes so unlike Normandy as the Punjab is unlike the hunting districts of Madras. There is every scene in India, from the eternal snow of the Himalayes, as much above Mount Blanc as Mount Blane is above Geneva, to the rice swamps of Beng-al, all buried in fruit trees; from the wonderful valleys of the Vindhya. where beauty and fer tility seem to struggle consciously for the favor of man, to the God-forgotten salt marshes by the Runn of Cutch. It is the same with indigenous Indian society. The Englishman thinks of it as an innumerable crowd of timid peasants, easily taxed and governed by a few officials, or as a population full of luxurious princes, with difficulty re strained by scientific force and careful division from eating up each other. In reality, Indian society is more complex and varied than in Europe, comprising, it is true, a huge mass of peasant pro prietors, but yet full of princes who are potentates and princes who are survivals of landlords, who are in all respects great nobles and landlords, who are only squireens of great eccle siastics and hungry curates, of mer chants like the Barings anil merchants who keep shops, or professors and pro fessionals, of adventurers and crim il'als, of cities full of artificers, and of savages far below the dark citizens of Hawaii. THE NIGHT CLERK. Very Useful If Ho Doesn't Wear Many Diamonds. There is one individual about a hotel who is seldom seen by the out side publie, but who occupies one of the most responsible positions in every hostlery. It is the night clerk. His duties, says the Washington Star, are, of course, not as arduous as the day or room clerds, but they are very responsible. The house is filled with sleepitig' people and he maintains over all these precious lives an indireci and important supervision. He looks after the watchman closely to see that the halls are properly patroled and a sharp lookout kept for fires. At the disastrous Hotel Royal fire in New York it will be remembered that it was alleged that the great loss of life there resulting was mainly due to the fact that the night clerk was at the time the fire broke out either asleep or improperly attending to his duties, as the flames gained such tremendous headway before any effort was made to arouse the guests. The night clerk witnesses many strange and interesting scenes and in cidents, and could many an interesting' tale unfold if he chose. ROPES OF PEARLS. They Are Now Worn by Rich Meu'l Wives and Daughters. When D'lsraeli, in "Lothair," men tioned Corisande's "ropes of pearls," the idea seemed rather barbaric in its splendor and merely an outburst of the Oriental imagination of the writer. NOT*-, however, manv society woinet own these splendid »jng strings, each separate pearl of which may be worth from 8500 to 81,000. These sumptuous chains are from a yard to a yard and a half in circumference, and are worn wornd once around the throat, with the rest of the rope hanging loosely over the corsage to the waist. Diamonds, too, are also worn in this gorgeous, reckless-looking fashion, the modern "riviere." which just encircled the throat, and which used to be thought so magnificent, being quite superseded by the long, glittering, scintillating chain which "Milady" winds once or twice around her throat, and then leaves hanging in careless, rich-looking fashion loosely over the front of her dress. A Clever Cat. A parsonage cat, whose favorite seat is on the study table, has found a new use for himself. He watches his mas ter's pen, and occasionally, when the writer is tired, takes the holder in his mouth. But his real usefulness is to act as a paper weight. When a sheet is finished and laid aside, the cat walks gravely to it and takes his seat on the paper. As soon as another is laid aside he leaves the first and sits down on the second. Sometimes, to try him, his master lays down, on different parts of the table, sheets in rapid suc cession. But "Powhatan" —the cat— remains seated, shrewdly supposing that to bo fun, not business. When work begins anew the cat seats him self on the last paper laid down, and waits for another. Thus he shows that he watches his master's work, and perhaps thinks it his duty to keep the paper from blowing away. A Profound Myitery. The vermiform appendix is about the only tliiug in the human structure for whose existence science has been unable to discover a reason. The ver miform appendix is a small tube of tissue about as big as half a lead pencil and depending from the colon or big intestine. In this position it is apt to catch cherry pits, seeds of fruit, and other small objects likely to in cite inflammation. When that takes plaoe the only way to save the patient is to remove the vermiform appendix, and it is so situated in the body that the operation of taking it out is attended with much deep cutting and conse quently much danger Proper Preparation. Wiggs—l'll give you a quiet tip, Jenkyns. that the neighbors are going to give you and your wife a surprise party Thursday night. Maybe I ought not to tell you, but I thought perhaps you might like to make a little prepar ation if you knew. Jenkyns—Thank you, Wiggs, old man, I will; I'll get a double-barreled shotgun right away.—Somerville Jour nal Too Smart for the Place. "Do you know of a boy who wants a situation?" asked a dairyman of an other. "Well, why, I thought you had a good boy." "Well, he got along pretty well, but when I told him to go out and feed the best cow he dumped a lot of bran in to the pump. I thought it was about time to let him go."—Texas Siftings. Out of Their Clans. Cholly—Teddie is not considered one af us any moali. Chappie—Why not, dealt boy? Cholly—He was caught thinking.— Town Topics. Time In l'reclous. Citticus—l wonder how it is that so few women stutter when they talk? Witticus —They haven't got time.— lury. Ketrihut ion. Daughter—Our iceman is dead, papa. Father—What an awful change it will be for him'.—Judge. WOMEN WITH MUSTACHES. A German rrofrtior Think* That tli* l>tr of tlir llfarried Hesnty h Conitn?. A learned German, who has devoted himself to the study of physiology, an thropology and allied sciences, makes the rather startling assertion that mustaches are becoming commoner among the women in the present day than in the past. Ho says, as quoted by the London Standard, that in Con stantinople. among the unveiled wom en that are to 1h» met with, one out of ten possossesan unmistakable covering of down on the upper lip. In the capi tal of Spain. a?ain. the proportion of ladies with this masculine characteris tic is said to be quite equal to that ob servable on the Golden Horn. An American medical man states that in Philadelphia fully three per cent, of the adult fair sex are similarly adorned. and probably the proportion would be still larger but that many women take the trouble to eradicate the unwelcome growth by the applica tion of depilatory preparations. Is this increase in the number of women with hair on their faces to be regarded as a sign that the hurnun race is im proving? Very few men, at all events, will be disposed to consider that a mustache adds to the charms of the op posite sex. Englishmen, indeed, only u generation ago, had such a detestation of mustaches and beards that the prac tice of shaving all hair off their face down to their mutton-chop whisker was all but universal. From one ex treme our clean-shaven fathers plunged into the other, and beards and mustaches rapidly became the fashion. The fashion has of late years again been modified. Beards are less common, but the mustache is cultivated in England as widely a.-> on the continent. But why should the fair sex be visited by this infliction? Some writers on ethnology hold that the higher races of mankind are al ways the hairier, and Mr. Mott thinks that in a few centuries men and wom en will all be clothed with hair. SPLENDOR OF THE ESCURIAL. Gorgeous Tomb of All Spanl-th King* Since the Time of Charles V. "On leaving the sacristy we descend into the royal tomb or pantheon, for such is the term given by the Catholic Spaniards to a Christian burial place," says a writer in Harper's Magazine. "Thiavault. placed exactly beneath the high altar of the church, is an oc tagon room thirty-six feet in diameter and thirty-oight feet high. You de scend into it by means of a staircase whose walls are lined with green and yellow polished jasper. The walls of the pantheon are polished marble, porphyry and jasper, richly ornament ed with gilt-bronze capitals, bases and angels, the whole executed by Italian artists after the death of Philip 11. As an inscription informs us. the founder of the escurial built only a simple vault. Philip 111. begau the present gorgeous structure in 1017. Philip IV. completed it and moved in the royal bodies on March 17, 1654, after Diego de Velasquez had, with his own hands, fixed in its place the bronzo crueifix, by Pedro Tacca, which he had brought back from Italy. The octagon walls contain twenty-six niches or shelves, on each of which is a gray marble sar cophagus or urn of classical shape. On the left are the kings and on the right the mothers of kings, from Charles V. down to our times. In 1054 Philip IV. opened the urn containing the remains of Charles V., and, after looking awhile at the mummified body, he said, laconically, to Luis de Haro: 'Don Luis, cuerpo honrado.' To which the prime minister replied: 'Si, senor, muy honrado.' Charles 11. also opened this august sarcophagus, which was again opened by Ferdinand VII. after the French invasion, and once more in 1»7«, i.lien the aspect of the nv.:sw\y was carefully reproduced by a painter of Madrid, and photographs of this picture now enable curious tourists to carry away with them an authentic portrait of the corpse of the great em peror." "THOU ART THE MAN." A Bit of Itomuiii-F froui One of Mr. Walter llrasant's Hooka. Walter Besant gives usa pretty bit of romance in his own peculiar fashion in "The Voice of the Flying Day." The physician was young, he says; so was the patient. The case was strange; none of the symptoms corresponded with any known disease. The physi cian came every day, and the more he came the worse grew the patient. Presently the physician began to sus pect that the trouble was mental—of the heart, perhaps—and at last he charged the patient with the thjng. "I believe," he said, "that there is nothing in the world the matter with you, but that you are in love," and, with blushes and tears, the patient pleaded guilty to the charge. "And does the man know?" "Alas," she replied, "he does not even suspect." "Can you tell him?" "Never." And then the. physician pleaded with the patient that she should tell him who it was, that a physician is a father confessor, and that it might relieve her to confess all to him. "Since you have asked me," she said, with confusion, "come to-morrow, then perhaps if I can, I will tell you." And when the morrow came the pa tient put into his hand a little slip of paper, on which was written only 11. Sam., xii. 7. And for fear that you will not know where your Bible is to look it up, 1 will tell you the words of the text are: "And Nathan said to Da vid, Thou art the man." An Art G'rltlciaui. "The audacity of ignorance is a nev er-failing wonder and amusement," says a painter. "I stood one day be fore Sistiue Madonna, rapped in rever ential awe. Others turned away, tears rolling down their cheeks, their hands clasped in ecstasy. Suddenly a shrill woman's voice broke the stillness. She was sitting before the painting gazing at it reflectively. "It is really a very pretty picture," she said. "The bend of the Virgin's arm is good." Quarry man—Biddy! Ilis Wife —Phwat do ye want now, sure? Quarry man—Pour some kerosene on th' foir, an' make it hot, so Oi can thaw out me dynamite.—N. Y. Weekly. Two Bird*. He —Will you marry me? She—No. He—Then will you marry Harry Saw yer? Ho wanted me to ask you for him, too, while I was about It.—Texas Sitt ings. Making Him Happy. Tailor—l am glad you called in, sir. I called the other day when you were out. Travers Yes. I heard that you called, so I thought I would come in and order another suit. —Brooklyn Life. Corroborated. Miss Smilax —Mr. Bulfinch has been complimenting me very highly; he said I was the prettiest girl in the room. Charlie Stringer—l know it; I never saw such a looking set. —Jury. Th« tilrla to lilauir. Querieus —How do you account for there being so many sleighing accldeuts every winter? Cynicus—l attribute it to the habit of driving with one hand. —Life. A Hollaing Idea. Hortenso—What loudclocksyou have on your stockings. Lucille—Yes; they're alarm clocks to wake nty foet when they go to sloop. —Puck. FOR THOSE GOING ABROAD. A F«* »% tv t!ir Correct Proßna«U -tlnn <>f l.ujlUh Naiues. For th • benefit of tno»c who expect to cat.-li (.heir lirst l-ondon M'OMin this year, a:n! who would like to rattle off a few titles with at leant a reasonable assumption of familiarity, the Bich rnond rimes reprints tic following "hanc volume" dictionary. Lord Choltr.. :. !> I. . s i.u.ue i., always pro nounc.l except I. vulvar people. "Chumly." Altcrgaveuny i.-- pronounced on the -pot as it is spelt But .if any human being "in s*>ciety" of Lord Abt rp-avenuy othervri e than as Lord Aher^rii-,-nny" he would be stared at n- only an lin™l!sh ;rrande dame "IK>rn in the purple" i-ai stare. Again: the duke of Rutland's piace, lie 1 voir. must be called "Beever," Lord Spencer's house :. >t Alt'.iorp. bxit "Ollthorp." Marj.irik" iks i' "Varch banks," St. .lohn is ".singeon." Itcau champ is "Beecham." Saumarez is "Summery," >l. C:air U v iclalr." Lord Derby is "Iter'ij," Lord llothain is "Hutthum," (ilaiuis. also. where Dujieau is suppose 1 t«> hare been mur dered by the unliable Macbeth family, must only be pronounced "< ilahms," and as this is the title of the heir ap parent to the Strathnixre [xvrajp; it is important to lrnowthecxact i • lection. Lady V» illoit ;liby d'Ere.uy, v. ; i» o son. Lord Aveland. is. tbrongli l:cr, one of the hereditary (fraud chamberlains of England. has also an awkward n-.me. '"Lady Jturr.sliy" is the accepted pro nnneiutiou. although I have heard fairly decent people call her "He Resby." The Baroness Burdett- Coutt-s" name is also queerly pro nounced by the million whom she has » in her large benevolence so greatly helped. They call her Burdett, with the accent on the last syllable, where as the family prominciation is Bur dett. Everybo<ly know s tliat Berkeley is never, to "ears polite." pronounced otherwise thau "Barkly"; that Leve- • son-Gower is called "Lewsou-Gore"; j that Featherstonhaugh is "Frees ton- ; hay"; that Bokun is "Boone." and I Mohun is "Moon." It is also worthy j of note that St. Maur is always pro- I nounced "Seymour." RELICS OF ANCIENT HISTORY. Record* of the Canaanlte*' Appa:il for Help [ Inradinc Israelites. The contents of that wonderful treas ury of antique records discovered In 1887 by a peasant woman near the ruins of the ancient Arsinoe in upper Egypt have now been laid before the public in Maj. Conder's work on the Tel Amarna tablets, comprising a translation of the text, with introduc tion and notes, says London Table. Inscribed on clay tablets, subsequent ly baked into brick and written in . Aramaic, the ancient language of Syria, in cuneiform characters, we have here nothing less than a series of dispatches sent to the Egyptian for eign office about 1480 B. C. from the protected or tributary kings of Canaan, imploring assistance against various Invasions. The most interesting are the letters from the king of Jerusalem and other chiefs of southern Palestine, for in them we can trace the dis may and alarm created by the ad vance of .loshua and the Hebrews, called "Abiri," and "people of the desert." A very striking passage oc curs in one of the dispatches to the fugitive monarch, apparently after the battle of Ajr.' n, in which, seeking, as it were, to apologize for his defeat, he speaks of the leaders of the enemy as "sorcerers," doubtless an allusion to the miracles of Joshua. The date of the exodus is also shifted back to that assumed by earlier Liblical exponents, while tie contrary theory of Dr Brugsch. too hastily accepted as con clusively established, is overthrown. PPF»RR*«H In the CM or AI u IUIUUIU. Aluminum is gaining a place among industrial mefcas. Lately there has appeared in the show windows of fancy stores a variety of articles made from aluminum. In appearance these goods are little, if any. inferior to silver arti cles, and th-y are less liable to tarnish from the action of sulphur gases. The metal is well adapted for numerous , things in common use, such as pocket match safes, cigar eases, pencil cases, and even watch ca .os. It will be more and more itsed for these and other pur poses as time advances. One of the disabilities that has prevented its more rapid introduction into various in dustries has been the lack of suitable solders for joining it after it has been reduced to required forms. According to au article in the Engineering Maga zine, however, several recipes for solders for aluminum working have lately been brought out, which prom ise to be of great value to the various trades in which aluminum tinds a use. The Panama Slllc Hat. One of the greatest curiosities of the Panama isthmus is the vegetable silk tree, says a writer in the St. Louis Globe-Democrat. It is a plant that grows from fifteen to twenty feet high, and in appearance does not differ greatly from other trees, but the inner bark is a perfect silky fiber, long, smooth and strong. The natives separ ated it by some method best known to themselvethe process somowhat re sembling that of beating flax. When once it is separated and spun into threads, it can be woven into a fabric so elosely resembling silk that it is difficult for anyone not familiar with it to distinguish between the two. This species of silk goods is in high favor on the isthmus, and a Columbian belle is never happier than when she is arrayed in a gayly-colored dress made from the trees in her father's yard. The Smallest I.eglslat ure. Perhaps the smallest independent legislative body in the world is the single house of Montenegro, composed of eight members —four appointed and four elected. The upper house of the Bermudas numbers nine, as does the senate of Delaware. Even the tiny re public of Andarra has twenty-four members iu its single legislative house. Among legislative assemblies the United States house of representatives is about eleventh. A lluty Ncrlb*. ]*lrst Reporter (big daily paper)— What's the matter? Second Reporter—l worked for two mortal hours over that lost child, and spent about two dollars for candy and toys, trying to coax him to tell what his name was, so I could take him to his parents and write it up. 1 bought I'd get about a column of affectiug scenes out of it. "Didn't you succeed?" "Yes, he told, finally." "Then what are you grumbling about?" '"He's my own son."—N. Y. Weekly. Worth the Money. Patient —What do you mean, doctor, bv this bill for a hundred and twenty five dollars, when you came to sec mc only four times? Doctor—Well, 1 don't see how you can complain, for I haven't charged vou anything for those four visits. Patient-—Then what is this bill for? Doctor —Wliv. you said that you got along better when I staid away than when I came, so I have just charged you for the times I've btaid away.— Harper's Bazar. A Good Kliuw. Teacher —Why were you absent from school yesterday? Frank—'Cause it rained. Teacher—What! are you afraldofthft rain? Frank— Xo'm; but Xfxy dCftqrf Hmw'S J 25T0.30 \ 1 it I let tlt- MiuLv Say. Wink*, my wife tellstn« that ticw servant irirl vou havo is i thief, un«l you'd bettor be on youi guard Winks I suspected as much; beet missing all sorts of things; but she's s* efficient aid respectful, luy wife won'i get rid of her. Minks -She'd send her flying if youV use a little management. Winks What shall 1 do? Minks— Kiss your wife iu the darl some night, and pretend you think it'i the servant girl.—X. Y. Weekly. A Hl* Check. The two men were at the hotel table "That's a pretty girl over there,* said the lirst. "Which one?" "That one with the big check in hei dress." "She must be rich," was the next an sv.er, and the second man stupidlj wondered what relevency the remark bore until an hour or so later he begat to comprehend the relation bctweer riches and big cheeks.—Detroit Frex Pres.s Only Human. Mt. McSwat (reading the morninf paper) Here's an account of a bloodj fight between c mastiff and a bulldog It lasted two hours, and three hundrec men paid a dollar apiece to see it. It'i enough to make a man ashamed of hit country! Mrs. McSwat —It's horrible—horri hie! \\ hich dog whipped?—Chieagc Tribune. When He Was li'.Rht. Hicks— 1 hope you don't pin yonr faitl * to everything Brown says. Wicks —O. no: sometimes he is right and sometimes he is wrong. llicks And how can you tell wher he is right? Wicks—Well, I'll tell you. It is a most extraordinary coincidence, bul it's a fact, when he is right he holds the same opinion that I do.—Bostor j Transcript. i Handy to Have Aronnd. She—You won't object to having m 5 dear mamma live with us after we art I married, will you? He (a young physician)— Not at all. j In fact, she'll be most welcome. "I'm so glad you feel that way." "Yes; you see she is always ailing, and I really need somebody to experi ment on."—X. Y. Weekly. MIL Dt'DKKDi'S MISADVEXTfRE. It was too bad that just as ChappU was about to cross the street a vulgai and hungry cart horse should take 8 fancy to his lovely boutonniere. —liar per's Weekly. So Koom for Further Argument. "I say it's a shame," exclaimed Mrs. Strongmind, "for men to come home smelling of vile tobacco! What would you think of me, I'd like to know. If I went about the house smoking a horrid pipe?" "If you did it. my dear," replied her husband, meekly, "I would think it perfectly rfght and proper."—Chicago Tribune. A Contradictory Woman. Mrs. Limbertongue (after a quarrel) —You are a brute! I never want tc see your face again. I'm going home to my mother, and I hope you'll nevei have any luck as long as you live. Mr. Limbertongue—Ah! Then you have already changed your mind and will not go home. —Texas Sittings. Ominous Mien*. Mrs. Wisewife (as her husband starti out for the day)—lt looks pleasant, dear The sun is shining, the birdi are singing, the air is warm and the weather bureau predicts clear weather. You I>etter take your mackintosh, urn brella, galoches and winter overcoat with you to-day.—Chicago Record. What He Didn't Know. Little Boy (with bad cold In the head)— Water is runnin' out of my nose all the time. Mamma—That's because you went out in the cold with no hat on. Little Boy—l didn't know it was cold enough to burst my pipes.—GoodNewa He Was Klght. Chalmers—What caused Morley'l death? Jencks—The coroner's verdict wai "heart failure." Chalmers —I thought they would b« unable to discover the cause of it; and. you sec. I was right,—Puck. A Convenient Arcoraplifthment. Mrs. Hiram Daly—Why, Bridget, I didn't know you could write! Bridget (proudly)—Yis, mum. Me writhin' has g<rt me inonny a place. Ol wroite all av ine own ricommendations. —Puck. The Troth of Observation. Frank—What reason have you for as serting that Love isn't blind? May Well, I've noticed that hl« blandest smiles are all for the pretties! girls.—Smith. Gray A Co.'s Monthly. Generally. L'pson Downcs —What is this? "A Great Sacrilice Sale of Clothing." 1 wonder what is sacrificed? Round de Bout—Truth, of eourse.- Truth. rile Way of t lie World. When we don't spend our money we are economical; when other people don't spend their money they are ttingy.—Life She Was So Sympathetic. A couple of men were talking about their respective wives the other day at a club. "You have a very sympathetic wife. I should say," remarked one. "I don't know about that," hesitated the other. "Well, I only judge from what I saw from my house the other morning when you slipped and fell on the stept as you were coming out with her. Why, I saw her actually crying ovet it." The other man didn't look pleased at all. "Yes," he admitted, reluctantly. "She cried, but not over my injuries. ) sat down on that confounded dog o1 hers." "Indeed? I didn't hear him howL* "Well. I should say not The dog weighs—or did weigh—two pounds, and 1 weigh two hundred."—Boston Globe. The Very Best People. Husband —Have yoti completed youi list of jjersons to be invited to the re ception? Wife—Yes. Husband—You have invited only the best people? Wife—The very best. Husband (examining the list)— And these are all? Wife —All, except the two detectives, who arc to be hero incog, to see that nothing is stolen.— N. Y. Press.