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Better Late Than Never. ONLY A FEW OAYS MOrtE AND BiCKEL S GREAT ODD AND END SALE WILL CLOSE. The Attention of Shrewd Cash Buyers is Calied to This Adv. The Following Goods Must Be Sold At Once 180 pairs ladies' heavy -hoes *' 200 pairs child'.' grain 2S 150 pairs ladies' fine serge slippers ■ 100 pairs good grain slippers t 126 pairs men's double sole heavy Cfl Cases Rubber Boots and Shoes to be closed out Cjl 3U Regardless of Cost. %J\J The Above Mentioned Goods Are at Half Price READ ON, DEAR READERS READ ON, 300 pairi men's fine bull shoes 400 pairs men's working shoes 95 08 pairs Russia calf shoes 130 pairs fine caif shoes (latest style) 200 pairs boy's fine shoes tipped 180 pairs youth's bufl shoes Large Stock of Men's and Boys' Plow Shoes. Cheap. These poods are all warranted to be perfect in every respect and they are onlj sold at prices named on them to make room for the new goods. If you want to get some footwear cheap—take in this sale. New Spring Goods Arriving almost every day and too much cannot be said in praise of them. ASK to see our line of ladies' and gents chocalate, wine color and line Dongola shoes they are beauties, and also our line of Oxfords in different colors. Repairing Done. REMEMBER THE PLACE. JOHN BICKEL. 128, S. MAIN St. BUTLER, PA : : V v : v ■+. vi**! IBB 1 /*§ 8- F. KECK. |LLU gJU§ IMERCANT TAILOR. S 142 North Main St., Butler, Pa. 1 " iJI~ * When we make you a gnnneut —or a suit 1 * 22*~ —you may be sure that every st ; tcli in it "'-L is perfectly made. Our especial pride is ■4l'Sr~nm * +in the quality of our tailoring, we pay high \ >A-V y °?r wages and employ first-class tailors, so we Pm io get the highest grade of garments and you E-Ci know our prices are lower than others, and we keep the largest stock of goods to f . [ _ *1 select from. Call an<l examine for your- VTTTu ' sclf ' FIT? QL ' ARA!yTEED > remember the V| \l' U yjfc place. G F KECK Merchant Tailor. i 42 N main sr., butler, pa. J. S. YOUNG, Tailor, Hatter and Gents Furnishing Goods. Summer heat makes the problem of and keeping cool a hard one. But we've solved it; and for once economy, comfort and fashion go hand in haud. Our summer suits are finer in fabric, nobbier in pattern and more stylish in cut than ever before, they fit your curves and yet they're not sweat bath outfits. The prices may surprise you. J. S. YOUNG, Tailor. 101 S. MAIN St., - - - BUTLER, PA tTh. burton, t. h. burton, "THE BEST I've seen for the money," said an enthusiastic buyer ;vho had visited every store, reserving ours for the last, "and when I leave my $12.00 I feel as if I had an £IB.OO suit for it." Nothing new to us, we always did claim to give the liest—always felt as if the pub lic knew it too. We would like you to compare any thing you see elsewhere for SIO.OO or even $12.00 with our $7.50. T. h. burton, t. h. burton, 120 S. MAIN ST. BUTLER PA. Summer Millinery " Our stock of trimmed hats is larger; than ever be fore, but if you don't see what you want your orde will be filled while you wait. Children's trimmed hats from 50c to $5.00. Ladies' trimmed hats from 98c to *12.00, J,ooU at our corsets, we can fit any figure. Our Muslin Underwear speaks tor itself. MARKS'. 108 S. Main St., one door South of Butler Savings Bank. The Wise Grocer. Will try to induce his customers to boy the very best gro ceries in the market, because by so doing he makes a sale that will give satisfaction, and it is the pleased and satis fied customer who builds up the grocer's business. We JIT(J) have some of the very best goods obtainable which we sell as close as any house in the county. Leave us your order and we guarantee satisfaction. The Butler Produce Co.. C L MOORE, Prap'r 130 W. Jefferson St., Butler, Pa. IF YOU GET IT AT THE BUTLER PRODUCE IT'S FRESH. a Advertise in the -CITIZEN. THE BUTLER CITIZEN. i WE ARE MAKING Good clothes at such low prices that poor ones are no longer wanted. f ? f f There is a little s •r.ictliiug all .t a* [J the coll coats J * and a certain graceful hang of the 4 5 trousers that makes them original. I > knack which cheap tailors cannot £ W acqt ire 110 matter how u"0<l is the \ * material they nse. !* i v 1 21 * ® @ •> WE INVITE Your inspection of our new Spring Patterns and a com parison of prices. ALAND, MAKER OF MEN S C LOTH ES A Perfect Cut. When yuu get a suit you want it made right. A perfect cut is necessary. Tiigh grade goods, a perfect cut and careful workman ship are a combination which give the best results and these are appreciated by the customer. In thai way he gets his money's worth. A Standard Established. You see it yourself. No one need ex plain to you why the clothes made by us are the most popular. Ours is a standard that makes them perfect. We keep our goods up to the limit of perfec tion and our workmen ail assist in making the clothes first-class. It is Easy Enough to cut into cloth and turn out clothes. It takes ability to obtain perfect re sults. Our tailors are the best, our cutter an artist and the per fect results as natural as the mis takes of others. Because our clothes are the best, people want them. WEDDING SUITS A SPECIALTY. 11l s CO Cor Diamond. Butler. P» Tlie Place to Buy GAS COOK ING'AND HEATING STOVES, GAS BURNERS AND FIX TURES, HOSE, BATH TUBS, ENAMEL AND IMPROVFD WELSHBACH GAS BURNER, V/.H. O'BRIENS ON 107 East Jefferson St. APOLLO GAS LAMP. r 3 jiPO'-Loj / : APOLLO s ■ A ) h <?' V Price complete with By- Pass and Glass Chimney $2 00 With Mica Chimney $2.25. Geo, W. Vhitehill, AGENT FOR BUTLIiR, CO EYES EXAMIKEU I'HbK 0i ? CL'AKGE :" L "' ■ . - i ~ •.' -k rI 1 Next to Court House Butler, I'ate Grad nate JLa Port Harologicl Institute. BUTLER R.A., THL'HSDAY, MAY, 27. lHi>7 Eatty to Take ai>y to Operate I Arc features p -cui.ar U. Hood'.; rr.ls. Small la sire, tasteless, efficient, thorough nne man Hood's said: '■ You rit eer know you have taken a j ill till it ii .ill „ I I over." 2.V. C.'. Hood & Co.. Proprietors, i owell, Mass. ■ ■■ ■ the oah i>iLli <J tuko vit'i Hood's Sarsapar'.lla. Thi« I* Yonr Opportunity. On receipt of ten cents, citsh or Rtomps, a generous sample will be mailed of the most popular Catarrh and Hay Fever Cure (Ely's Cream Balm) sufficient to demon strate the great merits of the remedy. ELY BROTHERS, 50 Warren St, New York City. "Rev. John Reid, Jr.. cf Great Falls, Mont., recommended Ely's Cream Balm to me. I can emphasize his statement, ' "lt is 1 PJ) 6 '" tivo euro for catarrh if nsed as directed." — ltflv. Francis W. Foole, Pastor Central Pres. Oh jrcb, H< lcna. Mont. Ely's Cream Balm is the acknowledged cute" for catarrh and contains no mercury aor an.} injurious drui;- Price, 50 cents. Register's Notices. The !.'• gistcr Im reby gives aoti x that •! e following accounts of executors, adminis trators and guardians have tje«*n filed in this office according to law. and will be pre t d to < 'oui't fur confirmation and allow ance on Saturday, tlie 1-tli day of June lfC, at «.»•'''lock. A. >t.. of said day: 1 Fir»t and final account of George l* Marsh, administrator of Laurentis Lyon, de < c;tM'!l, late of Middlesex twp. 2 Final account of Milton J Wolford and Lewi> Wolford. administrators of Jacob Wol ford. deceased, late of t'herrv twp. Final account of W F Brown, guardian of Leiuh Thompson, deceiised, minor child of N K Tnompson. I l lnal account of John O McGeary. ex ecutor of Jacob Simmers, deceased late of Buffalo twp 5 Final account of l'F Veahnijr, adminis trator of Erdman Heller, deceased, late of 8a xonburg. G Final account of Hov Horn, adminis trator of Minnie Heller, deceased, late of Saxonburjc. 7 Final .'i-'coant of George B Katon. ad ministrator of Dora Lei I>o Id. deceased, late of Hut ler trough. s Final account of William >1 McKinney a: i M C Black, executors of James McKin ney, dec* nsed, late of Adams twp. (* First partial account of Samuel .1 owe. executor of Oliver (' Crowe, deceas ed, late of Adams twp. 10 Final account of Peter A barn hart, ad ministrator of Michael Barnhart, deceased. I. • of But ler borough. "1 Final account of Frederick Ilupp and William Bupp. executors of Frederick Hupp. d«-ce;ise<'l, late of I.ancaster twp. I'J Final a«*count. of Lewis W eidhos. iruar -;ii of Edward M Wagner, minor child of Herman (' Wagner, deceased, late of Beaver county. l*a. 1» Final acc, unt of Lewis Weidhos. guar dian of Catharine O Wagner, minor child of H rman C Wagner, deceased, late of Heaver county. Pa. it Final account of Lewis Weidhos, guar dian of Wlllia-n H Wagner, minor child of Herman C. Wagner deceased. late of Beaver . rnnty. Pa. I"» final account of George (' McCullough and Pri -cilia McCullough. administrators of Samu« l .M« < -ullough, deceased, late of Frank lin twp 10 Partial and distribution account of E G Brown, administrator of William Brown de ceased. laic of Middlesex twp. 17 Final account of John K Boyer. admin istrator of Mary Boyer. deceased, late < f Lancaster twp. l w Final account of Frederick Martercr. administrator of Clara Marterer, deceased, late of Saxon burg boro. .lit Final account of Jam . C Mclvee. iruar dian of .Maria Anneita Me Bride, (now McK« e l»y adoption) minor child of George A. Mc- Hride 'tlec "K«.d. late of P.utler lK>ro. Final account of Clara Johnston, ex ecutrix of Elizabeth Johnston, deceased. lat«» of Jefferson township. 21 Final account of Phebe A Dillarnan. administratrix of Kebecea Byers. deceased. Kate f (kmcord iu p. 'SZ Final :."count of F B I>odds. ' x- cutor • f Martha .1 Weisz, dc ceased, late of Butler boto. 'Si Suplemental final account of S < Mc- Garvey. administratrix of John C McGar x*ey, deceased, late of Concord twp. •it Final account of Joseph .7 Thoma, e.x ctrutor of Joseph Thoma, deceased, late of Oakland township. Final account of A J Bard, administra tor of Uobert M Bard, decease* 1. late of Cen tre vi lie in>ro. ::-i Final and distribution account (if Ceorge L ilartzell, administrator «>f Geo liartzell, deceased, late of Jackson twp. •J7 Final account of II L Sanderson, ad ministratoi of Alexaiuier S Patuson. de cease!!. late of Centreville boro. Fiual account of .James 15 Barnes, an I J J MciSarvey. administrators «>f Alex B:u ne>. ileceased. late of Slippervrock twp. 29 First partial account of Mary J Maxwell and J A Snyder. j.tlminiKiratofs of John N Maxwell, deceased, late of WinfieM ;wi). '«) i' n:J a<*couul of .Jim -s Wilson, ex-' ecutor of Nancy Hartley, deceased, late of Butler boro. i'iiial account of John A FicherL. ad n i t rator d. b.'u. of Michael Shoup. d • - ed late of Evansburg l>oro. VI Final account of J 11 Gibson, ex. cutor of John Folwell, deceased, late of Washing ton township. ■,: i second partial account of Calvin Wise and George ll Wise, executors of Isaac Wise, deceased, laic of Penti two. :»1 Pariial account of W A Seaman, ex ecutor of Israel Seaman, deceased, late of Butler two. 35 Final account of William M Hrown. ad ministrator of Andrew .1 Evans, deceased, late of Forward t wp. y, Final account of John S Wick, guardian of Milieu J Forquer, deccststid, minor child of .Joseph A Forquer. deceased, late of But ler boro. The guardian gives notice that he will apply for his discharge at the lime of the presentation of this account. ■i7 First partial account of William F Peffer. administrator of Joseph Butter, de ceased. late of Lancaster twp. - Final account of Lewis Northeim, ex ecutor of Christina Ilasler, deceased, late of Donegal twp. ;r.» Final account of Joseph Beck, executor of "Geortre Franz B«-ck ooceased late of summit twp. W J. ADAMS, Register. Road and Bridge Reports Notice is hereby given that the following ! road and bridges have been confirmed nisi , by the Court and will be presented on the I first Saturday of June Court, I*o7, being the! 12 day of said month, and if no exceptions! arv tileel they will l>econfirmed absolutely. I! 1) No 1. March Sessions, ls*J7. In re peti tion of citizens of Donegal township and I vicinity for county bridge over a branch of Buffalo creek, at a point on road leading from Butler to Millcrstown (lower road) where said road crosses said creek on the farm of Henry S. Frederick, in Donegal township, December 7, IMN;, viewers were appointed by the Court, and February 27, 1K.7. report of viewers filed, stating that the proposed bridge- Is necessary and that the same shall require more expense than it is reasonable that the township of Donegal should bear, and locate site thereof the same as township bridge now standing, and that no change is necessarv in the bed of the public roc.d. Marh 0, ISO 7, approved; notice to be yen according to the roles «»f Court and to be laid before the gramMury at next term. J*y Tup Court. UDNo 3, March Sessions, ts<.»7. In re peti tion of citizens of Jackson township, Butler county. Pa., foraptibllc road beginning on the old Pittsburg plank road at or near the Mickley shoe r,liop. in the township of Jack son. anil ending at a point on she Graham Mill road near the Beaver road, in the town ship of Jackson. December It. 1K»0. viewers appointed by the Court. March 1. liH)7 i.eport Qf viewers filed, stating that the proposed roud is nec essary! and have surveyed a road between tlie points named, the probable cost of mak ing said road, five hundred dollars, to be liorne by the township, and damages asses sed (forty dollars) t« 11i♦ ! Rape. March ti. I>'.»7, approved, and fix width of road at fe»'t; notice to be given according to rules of Court. By The Court, B I) No ">. March Sessions. IK)7. In re petition of citizens of Parker township. But ler county. Pa., for a bridge over the Pugh Ford over Bear creek in Parker township, on the road leading from the North Washington road to the Fairview and Bruin road which crosses said Bear creek in said Parker town ship/at what is known as Pugh's ford. Jan uary U, ISO 7. viewers appointed by the Court, and February 21, IK»7. report of viewers filed, stating that the proposed bridge is neces , sary. and the erection of the same will re quire more expense than it is reasonable 111:• i the township ->f Parker should bear, and locate the sit*- thereof the same as town ship bridge now standing, and no change is iicet >»ary in the bed of public road connect ing with said bridge. March li. IK»7, approv ed. Notice to be given according to rules of ('our' and to be laid before the tiraud jury at next term. Bv TukCocrt. t Vrtified from the records this 4th day of May, IS1»7. ISA At MKALs, ' Clerk Q. S. Court. GOOD FARM FOft SALE. The Ford farm ill Donegal twp., near Millcrstown is for sale. It contains about 150 acres, is well watered and in good condition. For terms inquire at this office. I ' Advertise in the Citizen. \\W7~. Cf-/■ I \ \ & fv u ■ V>t • hi A ; k ' BY - ' ' >r> rf " /. 17 i * CRPSUH CHSSILE® [Copyright. 1894. by J. B. Lippincott Con par. y.] X. At noon that Sunday it began to rain, adding to the gloom of Lambert sur roundings, and he siit listening to the steady downpour drumming on the tautened canvas > f his t :it, t'.ir. king of the odd contrasts brought a< ;>ut bi army life. This was his first ?ur :;ay with his company, cr.d in every possible way it was about as unlike ever; Sun day of his previous life as it well could be. lie was trying to write to the mother far away on the jteaetful ajiks of the Merrimac, where the rolling lulls were by this time wearing their early mantle of snow, and old and yi.ar-.r. farm hands and mill hands, a reverent; opu lace, had obeyed the summons of the Foleron l>ells that found no echo among : these dripping woods, these desolate j fields. At intervals during the moist and > chilly morning little squads of ne-ioes had hung about the westward e, of camp. Soim thing of the events of the previous night had been put In circula tion with the dawn, and. growing as it rolled, bad attained huge proportions by the time it. reached the outlying j plar.tat: ,:is five and ten miles away. This, coupled with the tremendous story of the jr.ll delivery had been sufficient to draw the bolder of their number towards that center of Interest, the Yankee camp—though farther they dared not go. At times there would be some rude soldier chaff between tiie men at the gu:ird tent and these curl ! 1 M fS j I* «• " J'-'-., 'ii.- e, -I v'i - i'- .vi ij & ■ ■ ? v-f' . ' t • -Jmy. > * v V;: : I ; ; f / y I j "Co you oiDftct m» to b.lirsa that!" oua visitors; and co matter how poor the wit, it never failed of its reward of abundant guffaw. The southern negro needs no visit to the Blarney stone; Uls flattery is spontaneous. When Lambert had finished his con ference with Burns, aud, as in duty bound, went over to the Walton place to inquire how its chatelaine had passed the night, he marched forth through a little congregation of shining black fncs and obsequious aud tattered forms, and had to run the gauntlet of a chorus /if personal remarks; all in high degree complimentary, r.3 to the style and fit of his uniform, as well as his general appearance. In less than five minutes he returned, but with such chagrin at heart that it must have been reflected in his youthful face. Seiene In the consciousness that be was doing a perfectly conventional and projicr thing, he had bounded lightly up the broad wooden steps and knocked lit the door. It was opened almost in stantly by the colored girl whom he had seen the night before and heard apostrophized oa "You Elinor." Tlie eager expression in her eyes gave way at once to something of disappointment and certainly of doubt. "I thought—l thought it was llara'r Potts, suh," she stammered. "I—l don't reckon the ladies can see you." "Will you say to Miss Walton that Mr. Lambert—Lieut. Lambert, if you choose —has called to inquire how Mrs. Walton is to-day, and that, if pos sible, he. would be glad to speak with Miss Walton a moment?" Elinor stood peering through about one foot of gap, the door she had so promptly thrown wide open having been as promptly closed to that limit. Lambert could not but hear other doors opening within —could almost swear 110 heard the swish of feminine skirts, the whisper of feminine voices, low and eager. The fact that the girl stood there, barring the entrance and ap parently afraid to go, added to his the ory that she was being prompted from behind. "Ah duntio, suh. Ali'll see," she said at last, slow and irresolute. "What, mum?" she continued, involuntarily*, an instant later, turning her turbaned head towards some invisible presence In the hall beyond; and that settled the matter in Lambert's mind. "Yc-assum," and slowly now the yel low-brown face returned to light. "Mis' Esther ain't very well, suh, an' she says—er rather —Mis' Walton sends her compliments to the gentleman and ; begs he'll 'scuse her. Dey don't need nutlin'," she continued. In her own in terpretation of messages telegraphed from the dark interior: "Ye-ussum. j Mis' Walton rested very well, consider- | in', an's all right to-day, but she don't j want nuffin', suh." "I had hoped to l>e able to see Mrs. 1 Walton, if she were well enough, or else j Miss Walton," said Lambert, firmly, in- j tending that liis words should be their | own interpreter at the court within. ■ "There are matters of importance on j which I desire to speak." Again, Elinor, mute and irresolute, turned to her unseen mentor. There ivns evidently a moment of conference. Then the girl was suddenly sweptaside, the door was thrown wide* open and there, while other aaitl younger forms j buemed to scurry away from both sight j and hearing, there with a gray shawl j thrown over her shoulders, calm and | dignified, her silvery luiir flutteiing about her temples, and the lines of ■ care seeming even deeper in the sad, elesir-eut face, stood Mrs. Walton, I. an ing on tlie stout cane which had dealt j mucU trenehunt blows the nignt be!ore. 1 With a voiee that trembled justn.tr flo a- spite her elTortat control, she slowly ppok e: "You mean to be courteous, sir, in your inquiry, and for this I beg to thank you —to renew my th:uiks fe*r your prompt service of la-st night. But now may I say, once for ali, that we need, and can accept, no further sistance; and, if you are sincere in your desire to be courteous, you will not again seek to enter my door." Lambert flushed to his very brows. "It is a more important matter than you have perha ps thought, Mrs Walton, that lias mode me ask to see you. One of the uitn who broke in here .ast >rtght—" "I know what you would say," she promptly, firmly interposed, agaiin up lifting, with that ;ilmost imperious ges ture, the fragile white hand. "I am framing a letter to lie delivered to your commander upou his return to-night— upon his return," she quickly corrected herself. "It will cover the cate so far as we are concerned. Meantime I beg to be excused from further allusion to it," And the stately inclination with which she accompanied the words was unquestionably a dismissal. Lambert stood speechless one instant. Then, simply raising his forage cop, he whirled about and leit. The boy was thinking of liis own mother when he tripped so lightly up that worn old gravel j>atli on his way to inquire how- he could be of service to one whose dignity and sorrow and suffering had so impressed him. He had donned his best uniform for the mis sion, and little dreamed how in do ing he had rendered himself much the more persona non grata. He, who could not war upon women and children un der any circumstances, had not begun to learn how bitterly the. recent war had borne upon the women of the south, or how, even so long after, they suffered from its effects. He had gone to oiler the aid and protection of a loyal heart and a strong arm, and had not realized that it was the very Walton •would seek, so long as both heart and tft-n. were draped by the union blue. Xot ten minutes after his return, dis comfited and ditonayed, there rode up the muddy, red bridlepath—for it was little more —a broad-faced young fellow who was attired in the clumsiest of "store clothing" and whose- lean and long-necked steed looked dejection it seilf as his vigorous rider dismounted, slung ihe reins over the gate po«t, and, after oue sharp and warning survey of the silent negroes still hovering about, swung cheerily up the walk. To him the old doors opened wide without a summons, and eager hands were thrust foj-th in welcome. Lambert, hearing the first heavy drops come thumping on his canvas roof, thought it was the rain that so quickly thinned the group of darkies on the road. He could hear the mule hoofs sputtering away through the mud as the rain came quicker and faster, but not until several hours later did further explanation dawn upon him. Then he heard Burns and Watts in conversation at the first sergeant's tent. "Did you see how the niggers kind o' lit out when he came?" asked Rems. "I haven't seen him around here since August, beckon he knows captain's away. He hates him like poison ever since cap interfered in that row he had with Farmeiee." "Looks like, a pleasant enough fellow. I'd rather back him than Parrnelee :.ny day, 's far as loo!:s go. What'- he doing h«rp?" "He's some kin to the old lady—they're all related hereabouts —and .she's sent for him to come, probably, after last night's row." "But they're talking oil over the com pany about Murphy's yarn-about there being tome relative there —some man—last night. You heard it when he talked to the lieutenant." "Oh, yes," answered Burns, evasively, "I heard w hot he had to say, but Rigga shut him up short as soon us lie was sober enough to know what Murphy was saying. Wait till Kiggs tells his side of the story to the lieutenant. Then perhaps we'll know w hat brought Mr. Barton Potts over here." Lambert was up and at the door of his tent in a minute. "Did you say that Mr. Barton Potts was at the Walton place now, sergeant?" "Yes, sir," answered Burns, whirling about in tlie mud and promptly salut ing. "Then have some man let me know when he comes out. I wish to speak to him. And if Riggs Is sober enough now, send him here." Presently, looking moist, blear-eyed, and dejected, the ex-trooper and ser geant was marched up through the pat tering rain, and, with the big drops trickling down from the visor of his old war-pattern forage cap, stwod sul lenly at thi tent of his young com mander. The guarding sentry, after the fashion prevailing among some of tlie regular infantry at the time, allowed his rifle to topple forward from the "carry" into the grasp of the left hand, a foot or so in front of the right breast, and with this well-Intended effort at the "rifle salute" of tlie 'oo's, Private Mulligan reported— "Prisoner Riggs, sorr; to spake to the lieu tenant." It was tlie first, time Lambert hod con ducted an investigation of the kind, and lie had no precedent to guide him. "Riggs," said he, "Murphy tells me your going to town last night was at the instance of some relative of Mrs. Walton's, who asked you to do them a service. Was that true?" "It was, sir," "Then he will doubtless be glad to come forward and exonerate you, or at least explain your conduct In the early evening. Your later conduct only a court-martin' can properly consider. Where is this g-antleman,?" "I don't know, sir." "What is his name?" "I—can't tell, sir." "You know it, do you not?" "I suppo»o I do, sir, but —I can't tell It." "In the event of your trial he is the only man who can help you, and the re port I have to make of your miscon duct is most serious. Drunkenness only aggravates housebreaking and at tempted robbery, as well as assault." "I broke 110 houses, sir, and attempted 110 rol>l>ery. Am tor assault, tJ,:> iadv her se!f will sav I raeantro harm." "Rut your own comrade n lmits he foi:nd you in the cellar entrance at the foot of the steps. <«n premises you were f.->rbidden to p.nt"r, to nl! npi->er>ranc«'9 wine, ajul he was striving to get you away when the noise brought Mrs. Walton upon you. Tlie case is flagrant." Itiggs threw his hands forward in a desjxiiring gesture, dn>ppo<l them by his side, and stood silent. "IX> you meaa you have nothing to say for yomrself ? —that you cannot-dis prove the charges?" "I havo plenty to say for myself, sir, birt. nobody to say any tiling for me. The worst anyone '*rm ever prove of me i» that. I've been, a drinking man. I'm no thief; I'm no burglar: and I'd burn mo hard off before I'd lay it to hurt a woman, old or young. I never knew what I was ooing, if I grabbed the lady by the throat. But I'd lx> n worse man than the lieutenant thinks me if I'd do what he rrks." "This is nonsense, Itipgs. What have I asked you to do that would be either criminal or wrong?" "To defend myself at the expense of a friend, sir," said Biggs, with melo dramatic gravity. "I'll never betray the man that's trusted me." '"Take him back to the guard tent, sentry." said Lambert, hardly know ing whether to be amnswl or disgusted. "The man isn't sober 3-et." And then for the first ■time the young officer became aware of the presence of a horseman at the side of his tent. With Ills hat brim pulled di/wn over his eyes and the rain dripping from bit and boot and bridle rein, there sat his acquaint ance of the owl train—Mr. Burton Potts. "One of your men said you wished to see 111*. lieu'euant," said Mr. Potts, with a courteous wave of his hand. "I was coining anyhow, but rode round from the balin yawnduh and came in 'long the branch. Excuse me if I've 6tumbled on something I wasn't • \ pected to hear." "Certainly, Mr. Potts. Ca: vou dis mount and come in? I much want tc talk with you." "And I want to have a talk with you, lieutenant—ve'y much—and I'm com ing for the purpose, but not just now. There are some matters I must 'tend to in town for my aunt, Mrs. Walton, at once. But let me add my thanks tc hers —and much 11: ore than hers —for your prompt assistance last night. 1 know that man by sight. I've seen him around here befoh, and it's I'awil's mer cy I wasn't there last night. I'd "a' shot him dead." "You eun be sure he shall not escape justice, Mr. I'otts. though your aunl seems to refuse to see me with regard tc the matter." "I'll explain all that later, suh," said Totts, lowering his voice. "I've simply got to go at ouce. But I'll sec you to night; aud meantime let me repeat what I said. You shan't lack for a friend round heah, suh. You treated me like a gentleman when I was drunk and possibly offensive —though I hopt not, suli —and you've behaved like s gentler:: 11 to my *>eop'i. .1 by and bv they'll s' ■ i'. .T i-.—t \ 011 u •.' By tlx bye..v- u; 1 er, • V • Col. S.■in—-?"' -1 ■- . ■' > • - of that name were among the prisoners WHO escaped yesterday, I'm'told." "Yes, suh. The same family, suh; Col. Seroggs' brothers. I can't discuss them just now, but if the colonel should come here to see you before Capt. Close gets bade, if you'll take my advice you'll listen to him. He wants to speak about that arrest and square things; and—well, I know a gentleman when I see one, just as I know a rough—like that soldier you were examining. The colonel was conductor of our train night before last. Now I've got to ride like hell. Gocd day, suh." And, pulling off his hat and sticking spurs to his aiud-covered steed, Mr. Potts galloped away along the Tugaloo road into the gathering darkness. Soon after nightfall the rain ceased and the wind died away. For the first time since he had turned in the night before Lambert bethought him of the lantern he had purposed buying, even if he had to send to Cohen's on a Sun day. Burns sent some candles over from the company stores and the young German "striker" set two of them alight in his tent, with empty whisky bottles—off which he had deferentially washed the labels—as candlesticks. One thought led to another. The pro posed purchase reminded Lambert that nil the money in his possession was now the S2O-bill borrowed of Close, and this reminded him that he wanted five dol lars in small currency—"shinplasters," The rain drippiLu* from bit and boot. as the miniature greenbacks were called at the time. Since hearing Mur phy's story he better understood the straits to which his neighbors were re duced, and he had determined that tlie aid he had proffered in one way should, despite madame's high-spirited rejec tion, be rendered in another. At eight o'clock he had secured the amount he needed through the good offices of the first sergeant, and he was wondering how soon he might expect the visit of Col. Seroggs and what could bo its purpose, when all of a. sudden the clatter at the other end of the camp told him of the return of the de tachment sent out the previous night; but it was Sergt, Mcßride, not his com pany commander, who met him at the tent door. "The captain's compliments, an' he'll be back by an* by, sir. He stopped over to have it out with somebody that fooled him." "Stopped over where, sergeant? Xot alone, I hope?" "*\o, sir; the sheriff was along, an' two others. They were talking with Mr. Seroggs—or Col. Seroggs—and a young fellow they called I'otts, who met us across the track on the Quit man road. The captain said you wasn't to worry about him, but we didn't get the parties the sheriff was after, aud the captain thinks he knows who threw us off the scent." Manifestly nothing was to be done but await the captain's return, and nine o'clock came without hiiu- Laui- Bert had determined to Investigate the butter market, however, and time was not banging heavily upon his hands by any means. Throwing a light-blue overcoat, such as was worn by the rank and file, over his uniform, he sallied forth just after nine o'clock, and made his way around the camp until he reached the i»cd, and followed it to the gap among the rose-bushes whence had roiled the tin pall on the previous night. AH was dark and still. Set ting the pail just within the hedge, he patiently waited. Presently voices —feminine voices—became faintly audi ble. "Elinor" had evidently been pushed forward en recouuoissance, and, after her recent nerve-racking experiences, didn't like the detail. "1 tell yo' dey Bin' no one 'bout. Mis" Katie. 1 done felt fur de pail, an' 'taiu't day-h." was her protest. At this Lam bert saw fit to give a low whistle, at Bound of which Klinor, with prodigious rustle of skirts, bolted back towards the house, and her unseen companion, after emphatic an J scornful reference to "bawn cowuds," came hurriedly for ward. but paused at discreet distance. "You're thcli, ah you?" was the semi assertive, semi-lntcrrogative remark in disdainful and truculent tone. "Ah hope jou've got that money ut last." For on answer Lambert reached in and shook the pail. The combination of "shinphistcrs" and small c-oin within gave a reassuring rattle. Eagerly the girl bounded to the hedge. He could just discern the slender little form and the tumbled head of hair as she dropped the er.folding shaw l and stooped to take the prize—which the unprincipled young man had by this time cautiously with drawn. lie could hear her eager breath ing and the patter of her hands among the rain-!aden branches. "Whuh on earth" (who on earth can spell the word as a real southern girl says it?) "did you hide that pail? Ah've no time fo' nawnsense." Silence a moment. "I.ook hyuh, Mr Yankee! Ah'iu not accustomed to being made a fool of, 'n Ah want that money. Ah've nau to wait too long already." A sound as of something shaking in a tin vessel, but further away, towards a broader gap in the dark hedge. "Ah'm not going up thuh. Ah told you tw ice befoli. You bring that pail back hyuh" (indignantly). Ah don't be lieve you've gawt the money at all." (tentatively). "If you had, no gentleman would keep me waiting— when we need it so much." (Symptoms of vanishing nerve, and again a tempt ing rattle). "Ah can't go there"(plead ingly now). "Please bring it hyuh, Mr. Biggs. Brotliuh Floyd would be f uyious if he knew" (pause)—"an' wo had such awful trouble las' night—all on ac count of some of your rascally—Oh! whut's that new lieutenant's name?" (Sudden change of theme and tone). "His name's Ike," was the response in a hoarse whisper across the dripping rose bushes. "Ah don't believe a wuhd you say. Whut's his real name?" "Ask Mr. Potts if his name isn't Ikej and come and get your money." "Ah don't have a chance to ask Mr. Potts anything. They don't allow me 5n the palilor when Mr. Bahton Potts comes. Ah'm too much of a child to be trusted with family secrets, it seems: though Ah'm not too young to find out how much we need money.—Whuh's that pail?"—suddenly coming down to business again. Lambert gave it a shake, this time within reach of a little hand that darted in among the bushes and firmly closed upon his own. "You let go that pall!" was the im perious demand from within. "I can't—till you let go my hand," from without. "Ah don't want your hand. Ah want—" "I didn't offer it, but, since you like it so much, here's the other." And through the darkness another hand, with soft warm palm and long, slender fingers, closed in upon the hot little paw straining and tugging at the original occupant of the handle. Instantly, with Indignant force, the enfolded member was snatched away, and the stooping girl sprang to her feet, wild-eyed and alarmed. "Wli' ah you?" she panted. "That's not Sergt. liiggs." A window was sud denly raised back towards the house; the mournful toot of a tin horn began. "Quick! Ah've got to go. 801 l that pail through. Why didn't Mr. Biggs come ?" "He's detained—on duty, but it's all right. Where's the buttermilk?" Through the trees behind the girl came Elinor at top speed; one could hear the rustle rods away. "F' Gawd's sake, Mis' Katie, come quick. Mis' Walton's Cttllin'." But Kate was fumbling for something in her pocket and bending forward t< the hedge. The next Instant, with bril liant flash, the glare of a parlor match leaped out one second on the ght and fell full on :■ ling, handsome young face peering in from under the visor of an infantry forage cap. One second only, and down went the match, and with stifled cry bounded the youngest daughter of the household of Walton — even the precious pail forgotten. Ten minutes later a horseman came galloping up the muddy road and in quiring for the lieutenant. Lambert recognized him as one of the deputies or assistants engaged In Saturday's af fair at the jail. He handed a folded pa per to the young officer, and, in low, ex cited tones, began some explanatory comments. "Wait," said Lambert. "Let me read." Tearing open the paper, by the dim light of Burns' lantern he made out the following: "Lieut. Lambert: Post guard at once around Walton place, so as to prevont any men from getting; In or out. Take half the company If you need it. I'll be there In half an hour. CLOSE, "B'vt. Capt. Com'd'g." |TO BE CO>*TIXCXD.J Figuring It Oat. Day—Why you claim, that that headlight of yours is a jewel? Every one knows it is paste. Weeks —I can prove it—paste has con sistency, and consistency is a jewel.— Chelsea. Free Lance. Two View*. "Plunks is all torn up al>out that burglary." "Yes; and Mrs. Plunks is tickled to death because now everybody knows that, she had seven dozen silver spoons to be stolen." —Detroit Free Press. Sciinlblc. He —You evidently don't believe in long engagements. She- No. Not if you rcaJlv intend to marry your fiance. It is too much of a drain on his resources.—Brooklyn Life. \\ unfed Juxt That Kind. Dolce —My wife is troubled with shortness of breath. De Flvppe —If you luippen to gctadi vorce, let me know.—Town Topics. !>r V.raknenn. She---You took tho words-right outof my mouth. lie —You mustn't talk when I'm kiss ing you.—N. Y. Journal. If» Emll) Done. "I It .iid tier Insisting that she could write with both hands at once." "Well, X guess that's right. She uses * trwwritar."—Chicago I'<jfc£- Xo2l THE ROCKING CHAIR SPINf. An ilßii'tinn (mm rr Sitting. "Weaver's thumb" and "housemaidli kuco" Life quite familiar terms, espe cially to those \vl. i are f ml of perusing journal i. idieal and li\ gicnic, but the "rocking- chair spine"' is less talked of, possibly because it is uue of the pos sessions of thost- dwelling in mar* affluent circles, and is what- may be classed tne luxuries in the way oi di» ease. But it Is none the icss a clearly d» fined HI. and one that often leads tc eonse<]itences uiore serious than its pri mary eomlition might-suggest. Indolence and love of ease arc tht incit/nig causes oi tills affliction, and genuine spinal disease has in many in stances been its unfortunate climax. Strict hy gicnisls and health cultur- Ists tell us that, the rocking chair is an unmixed evil. It perpetually change* • the equilibrium of the body and agi tates the circulation, it injures the eyes, na it continually changes the focuc cf whatever one uiay be looking at. It no disturbs the brain that physician! have forbidden mothers and i? ' -wes to rook delicate babies. It will thus be seen that th« yoking chair begins its deadly missi»H\ very early in tlio lives of its victim* 1 , and it is equally true that they are ve*~ likely to keep up the mischief until tacy are ready to make their final exodus and slip from the rocking chair Into the grave. The symptoms that first attract at tention arc a soreness and sensitiveness of the spine, usually that iKjrt.ion aeai or below the waist, and sometimes ex tending to the lower edges of the shoul der blades. There may be more or less indigestion accompanying it, and head aches are not infrequent. The trouble arises from an impropei j>osition in sitting. Instead of keep ing the spinal column in a perpendic ular position, the lower part is bent forward, as one lounges in a chair with a sofa cushion. The strain on one sicU of the spine caused by its curved shape after a time produces irritation, and il long continued, inflammation of a seri ous character ensues. While there may not be fatal consequences, there surely are much inconvenience and discom fort attending a weak or irritable state of the spinal column. Good health can not exist with such a condition of af fairs, neither, can good spirits dwell ir such a Iwdy. Persons who experience a sense of weakness or wvariness, or a dull ache in the back, will do well to take thought if they liave been too de voted to the rooking chair and its lux urious cushions. It is by physicians declared to be much better to rest either sitting up right or in a recumbent position, rather than the lounging, half-doubled-up at titude that rocking chair devotees ordi narily assume. But the wide, welcom ing arms of an easy chair are so ailluring that it takes Spartan courage to give up such a delicious luxury.—X. Y. Ledger, MEAT COOKING. Some Valuable Points for* the Cook O Connldcr. Mutton, beef and lamb stews and hashes, if properly prepared, that is cooked wry slowly aJid made of the raw meat, are valuable additions to the bill of fare, and are digestible in the ortJer named, but a stew or a hash which Involves the second cooking of meats, ox any of the almost numberless re chauffes, with receipts for wldch oui culinary literature is laden, should be refused a place on the children's table; Use cold meats as cold moats, if possi ble, or, if they are absolutely refused when presented in this form, warm, but. do not cook them in a gravy which may be prepared with a little stock, if none of the original gravy is left phce the meat in very thin slices or nvince it very fine and when the gravy la well cooked and seasoned to taste, put tlio ineat info it and set it on the back of tho stove and leave it there until it is heated thoroughly. The usual rechauffe means more than re heating, it means recooking, and meat* subjected to that process are more oi loss indigestible. When preparing a stew or hash, cut lean meat and vegetables into pieces of the desired sfee, put into a stewpan, not made of metal which will rust, cover with cold water, let stand in a cold place for an hour, and then heat until it begins to simmer very slowly, keeping it closely covered meonwhilet ( let It simmer for from two to four hours, accordlngto the toughness of the meat, seasoning it about half an hour before It is done and stirringoccasionoi- Iv so as to mash some of the jiotato or rice, which, one or both, should form one of its constituents and give it body. This makes a dallcious dish, costs bat little, is sufficient in itself, with the ad dition of bread and butjtcr, for a meal and is readily digested. The vegetables used in it may bo a matter of choice, rice, tomatoes, lima beans, corn, any or all of these may bo used, and for seasoning, anion, a little spice, ]>ars ley, bay leaf, etc.— Washington Home Magazine. Suuee for Oaroe. Take two cups of milk, one cup ol dried bread crumbs, one-quarter of an onion, two tablespoonfuls of butter and half a teaspoonful each of salt and pep per. Dry tho bread In a warm oven, then roll it into rather coarse crumbs, sift them and put the fine crumbs which come through tho sieve on to boil with the milk, adding the onion, and boil 13 minutes, then skim out the onion and add one tablespoonful of butter and the seasoning. Fry the coarse crumbs until bronvn in the remainder of the butter, which should be very hot before they are added. Stir over a hot fire two minutes, being careful not to burn. Cover the breasts of the game or fowls with these, und pour the sauce around them. —St. Louis Republic. —Did it ever occur to you that It la one of the hardest things in the world to always exercise common sense*— Atchison Globe Modified. X was awfully blue; 1 was-told On the wheel relief I'd find. I rode a wheel, and s-till 1 was blue, With black somewhat largely combined. —Detroit Journal. POLITICAL ECOHOMT. Mother —Arc you opposed to the mat oh? Father —No! hut I want them to el ape. S. Y. Tribune. Where the l'oet* l'ftll. With wars and women bards have dealt In manner most extensive; But only statisticians know Which proves the most expensive. —Chicago Journal.