VOL- xxxi v
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.
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,
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
T. h. burton, t. h. burton,
120 S. MAIN ST. BUTLER PA.
" 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.
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.
WE ARE MAKING
Good clothes at such low
prices that poor ones are no
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
* ® @ •>
Your inspection of our new
Spring Patterns and a com
parison of prices.
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
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
WEDDING SUITS A SPECIALTY.
11l s CO
Cor Diamond. Butler. P»
Tlie Place to Buy
ING'AND HEATING STOVES,
GAS BURNERS AND FIX
TURES, HOSE, BATH TUBS,
IMPROVFD WELSHBACH GAS
V/.H. O'BRIENS ON
107 East Jefferson St.
APOLLO GAS LAMP.
/ : APOLLO s ■
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
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.
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.
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
5 Final account of l'F Veahnijr, adminis
trator of Erdman Heller, deceased, late of
G Final account of Hov Horn, adminis
trator of Minnie Heller, deceased, late of
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
1» Final acc, unt of Lewis Weidhos. guar
dian of Catharine O Wagner, minor child of
H rman C Wagner, deceased, late of Heaver
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
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
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
'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
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
'«) i' n:J a<*couul of .Jim -s Wilson, ex-'
ecutor of Nancy Hartley, deceased, late of
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
■,: 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
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
;r.» Final account of Joseph Beck, executor
of "Geortre Franz B«-ck ooceased late of
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
' Advertise in the Citizen.
\\W7~. Cf-/■ I
\ \ & fv u ■ V>t
• hi A ; k '
BY - ' '
>r> rf " /.
17 i *
[Copyright. 1894. by J. B. Lippincott Con par. y.]
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
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
M fS j
«• " J'-'-., 'ii.-
e, -I v'i -
i'- .vi ij & ■ ■
? v-f' . '
t • -Jmy. > *
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
"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
"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
"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
"Looks like, a pleasant enough fellow.
I'd rather back him than Parrnelee :.ny
day, 's far as loo!:s go. What'- he doing
"He's some kin to the old lady—they're
all related hereabouts —and .she's sent
for him to come, probably, after last
"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
"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
"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
"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
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
"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
"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
"The captain's compliments, an' he'll
be back by an* by, sir. He stopped
over to have it out with somebody that
"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
"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
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,"
"Ah don't want your hand. Ah
"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
"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
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
"Wait," said Lambert. "Let me read."
Tearing open the paper, by the dim
light of Burns' lantern he made out the
"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.
"Plunks is all torn up al>out that
"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.
He —You evidently don't believe in
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.
She---You took tho words-right outof
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£-
THE ROCKING CHAIR SPINf.
An ilßii'tinn (mm
"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»
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
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
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,
Some Valuable Points for* the Cook O
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
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
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*—
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.
Mother —Arc you opposed to the
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.
xml | txt