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%■ ijlFall Footwear.ljl
Mew Stotk of Fall Styles that will start the new season off with
a rush Largest stock and most handsome styles of fine footwear
we have ever shown.
SOROSES—The new shoe for women—Eighteen new fall styles
—Dongola, Enamel, Patent-Kid. i'atent-Calf and Box-Calf made with
full extension soles in mediom or high tops; also complete stock of
Makers £: Bon-man's fine shoes in Bjx-calf, Enamel and Patent-caif,
heavy so! ix'cntion edge, the very latest, ranging in price from
$3.00 to S5 o-j We have a full stock of the Carter Comfort Shoes
and e-petiaHy recommend them for their comfort giving qualities.
Large a.w>rtm nt of Misses' and Children's fine shoes made in same
styles as b' t grades of Ladies' Shoes.
Speci.il bargains in Misses and Children s School Shoes.
A. E. NETTLETON'S MEN'S FINE SHOES.
Twenty new styles in Men's medium and heavy sole shoes —
" Patent-calf, Pateot-vici. '"ordovan, and Box-calf, full extension, heavy
soles, box c titch; also complete stock of Schwab Bros Men s Pine
Shoes in tl.c atest up-to date stjles. The above lines of Men's fine
shoes ranging in price from $3- c O
assort Tient of Boy's, outh's and Little Gents , fine shoes.
FOR OIL MEN AND FARM WEAR.
We hfcve a complete sleek of Cokey's hand-made, whole stcxTt. box-toe Boots
a -vl Shoes. Gokey's high cut copper-toe shoes for Bey's and high-cut water-proof
shtes for yirl* ,
Ste cur Driller's shoc^higb-cut,box-toe,Bcllis tongue,three heavy soles and tap.
All Summer Goods to be closed out regardless of cost.
Big Bargains in Ladies' and Gent's, Misses and Children s Oxfords and
•Uppers of all kinds.
All Summer Shoes to be closed cut at lesf than half-price.
128 SOUTH MAIN STREET. - - BUTLER, PA
Shoe Savings of 20 to 40 per cent
Yes, Shoes, too, have joined the Big Mid-Summer Trade
Movement, and present purchasers are getting big discounts
on former prices.
Ladies' Kid Shoes. $1.50 Men's Tan and Blaek Welt $2 50
and $1.25 at $65 Oxfords, $3.50 and 4.00, at.2 85
Ladies' Tan Shoes I 25 Men's Tan Welt Shoes 2 00
$2.00, 300 and 3.50 at 200 $3.50 and 5.00, at 2 85
Ladies' Kid Welt Shoes.... 1 60 Men's Black Viei Kid Balls,
$3 .00 and 2.50 at 215 | $2.00, at 1 50
Ladies' Kid Oxfords r Men's Patent Shoes. ..... 200
SIOO and 1.50, now >° and Oxfords at 2 85
Ladie-.' patent Shoes j Mcn ' s Fine Satln Shoes at - 1 00
$3.00 and 2.50, now ...... " Boys' Fine Kid and Patent 100
Misses'and .Children's 50 Leathers, 200 and 1.50.... 175
Black and Tan Shoes 90 Boys' Tan Shoes 2.00 and 75
$2.00, 1.50, 125, now 1 25 1.50 at 1 40
Infants', sizes 6to 8 at 38 Boys' Fine Satin Calf Shoes 85
jftgr' We lead tl.em all in Men's and Boys' Working Shoes at
BSf'Wc have cut prices on all of our immense stock. Come
early. Hig money-saving prices to clean up stock. These prices lor
BUTLER'S LEADING OI'POSITF
SHOE HOUSE. HOTEL VOWRY
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Our assortment of Outing I lata, Soft // \\
Hats, Sailor Hats, in fact every hat and I I gPy 1
all Millinery must be cleared out at once. ll ij
We are making a great sacrifice to close \\ A if /1
out this line. Never before has there Vv W /
been such an opportunity to secure bar Eyp, jjLl ' /J
gains and value at no little figures.
328 South Main Street. ... . Butler.lPs
Spring Styles fik
E Have a nattiness about them that i
marks the wearei, it won't do to ri fW v /I t\
wear the last year's output. Vou /'/ \j \ Jt'J (■?s p\
won't get the latest things at the J [} S~v/ \J,__ IA
stock clothier* either. The up-to "M |/ \*\ (T7 I?
(•< date tailor only lan supply them, \ Hj AW
jif you want not only the latest I ! 1 / /Yi IT/IT fl
thing* in cut and fit and work- ' i / (Hi
nunship, the finest in durability, \ I I if I I
where e'se can you get combine- I I 111
Hons, you get them at J ' I MIL'
G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor,
42 Norlh Main Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler, Pa
C. F. T. Pape,
Jeweler and Wotcliniciker
Will he found on and after April Ist at
121 East Jefferson street, opposite G.
Wilson Miller's Grocery Store, Butler, Pa.
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139 booth Main Street.
BUTLER, IP A.. THURSDAY, AUGUST I. 1001
THE STORM FLOWER.
Bfce came wirh the night and sturtn.
L«~Ufl roared the angry pea.
The north *ind abouted a talt oi wveck.
But I thought it sang to m«.
The wildly whirling snow—
I thought it was summer bloom.
1 thought birds sang, that laughing skies
Brightened my narrow room.
j I aaw a vie ion fair—
« My life as it was to be—
And I craved the happiness, pure and sweet.
That the veiled years held for me.
j But my flower of the nigbt and storm
Withered before the dawn,
And black despair and grift and pain
Came with the white veiled morn.
O nlgl.t ani ttcrm and dark!
O wailing wind! O tea!
Why did you bring so sweet a gift
To take it BO soon from nie?
You hold fcer in your keep.
For she comes with the storm again.
Nay; it is not the whispering snow
That sings at my window pane.
} A SEA CHANGE. f
J it Was Occasioned by a X
-H-S* • *H*
He sat on the lower deck, bis black
ened hands clasped about his drawn up
knees and his head dropping upon his
bared and grimy breast. Beneath his
lowering brows he looked out toward
the sea at the purple, white trimmed
rollers, at the innocent blue sky, at the
far horizon forever unreachable, for
ever fair, yet changing in beauty by
day from a clear lavender line to a
gray and misty shore, from mountain*
of gold and red to the alabaster walls
of sea girt palaces.
lie frowned at the sea and sky, for
the glare of the furnaces was still be
fore his eyes. Though the 6plcy sea
wind blew upon bis breast, yet the
smell of the blue figure was In his nos
trils, and the blaats of hot afr still en
veloped him. Now he turned his head
Impatiently and glanced at the upper
deck, where the few passengers the
steamship carrted were sitting, talking
and reading at their ease. It was so in
life. Home were always floating easily
on at the expense of others. He felt a
dull ruge to think that he should be be
low looking up at tbem. It was his
own fault. Once he might have made
his life a different thing, but ijow his
place was fixed. He could never grow
away from it.
He lounged to the rail and looked
down at the waves climbing coura
geously upward, only to fall again, as
if to mock life's vain endeavors. How
cool and soothing the water would
seem to bis overheated brain and body!
There was a sneer upon his hard lined
face as bo looked again toward the up
per deck. What did any life amount
to, theirs as well as his? Yet how they
would lament If they thought It all
would soon come to an endl
Then bin eye was caught by the fig
ure of a small boy with upturned face
and hand* in bis pockets standing be
side a man. And suddenly the ship
and sea faded from his eyes, and he
saw another boy In a big, flapping
straw hm and brown overalls, with
bare feet, coming down a still, dusty
road that wound In dull complacency
between blackberry and strawberry
vines, up;ile trees and wild cherry
bushes. '1 lie boy climbed to the bound
ary, half fence, half stone of the
orchard and felt a sudden twinge In his
toe.as he pushed his bare feet through
the long bush grass and stumbled on a
red striped apple. He sat again on the
flat stone step without the kitchen
door, and his mother came np behind
him with a blue und white cracked cup
ful of sweet milk and dropped a warm
doughnut Into his upturned band.
"Look out: It's hot!" he could hear her
say, and it aroused him with a start.
lie looked down at the old trousers and
filthy shirt. They seemed to contain a
more thun physical, a moral, contami
nation. That country boy had come to
this. I'rom the peaceful sameness of
that quiet life to the ugly monotony of
this, earning a mean living by the
meanest of labor and spending those
earnings for not merely mean, for de
The Inst time he had been In America
he hail gone to a sailor's bethel and
bad thought that after this voyage he
would go away Into some faraway
country place and do better, where
fields were green and a llring might be
wrested from earth, not Are. Hut at
Liverpool good resolves went with the
earnings. Evidently this was what he
was born for, ten days of misery—he
could not get used to the furnaces—a
week of what some men called pleas
ure and then the furnaces again. And
so It would go on until— He turned
agnln and looked down on the waves.
How easy It would be! There would
be one stoker the less, and It would
give hlrn distinction for the first—no,
Ihe second—time In his life. The first
time had been when he left his country
home to make his fortune. He had
made It well. He sneered again, that
bitterest of sneers, at oneself. Then he
walked around the wheelhouse at the
stern und leaned agßlnst the rail at the
back and looked down at the water
swirling In a widening, roughened
path from the beating of the screw. It
was pale liluo, with filmy ruffles of
white nrnl here and there a fold of deli
cate green. Then as he gn/.ed the wake
seemed a live tiling, rather muny
things, and their little lips of foam met
and whispered, "Come," and laughed
at him us a fool because he hesitated,
with his hand on the rail. Not that be
wasnfralil. Oh, no!
"Kay?" The man started. He clung
to the rull as If to strady himself.
"Bay—hello! Anything the matter?"
It wan the small boy he had seen on
the iip|*-r deck u few minutes before.
"No," growled the mini, leaning again
over the i nil.
The Imy moved nearer and leaned
over lieslde him. "Water's pretty. Isn't
• no answer. After a mo
began again, "Say, Isn't
"b ' ■ '
Again there was silence. Near the
rnnn fastened to the rail a small
dial, with tiny revolving wheel, and
from ihl :i twirling led far out
Into the water behind.
The In > i-ame around to the other
side of i man and near this Instru
ment. "How many miles have they
modi* today? Did line yesterday, the
captain mi id."
A fuiiit look of Interest passed over
the man's fnee. "Most time to take the
record now." he muttered.
They l« tli bent over the Instrument;
their heads were close together; they
almost touched each other und the rail.
The maa forgot other things for a mo
Then a gnat foghorn of a voice
sounded near. "What are you doini;
They straightened up and faced the
second mate, a big. powerful man.
whose usually good natured face wore
a fierce frown of disapproval.
"Get out of that, you. What you
rouu' here for anyway? Get back there
quick. If you touched It, I'll" Fie
drew nearer to the Instrument.
A sardonic smile, unseen by the mate,
came to the man's face. As he turned
away his hands rested on the railing
for an Instant. How easy to vault It:
What a surprise to the mate, whose
words had beeu comparatively gentle!
What a sensation for the passengers!
Ue balanced himself for the plunge,
when the boy spoke. The man had for
gotten the boy. He was leaning against
him now. the curls of his thrown back
head touching the man's soiled shirt
sleeves, while he expostulated with the
"Now, look n-hefe. 'Twasn't his
fault. I asked him to show me. We
never touched 11. 'Tisn't hurt a bit.
now. Is It?"
The mate straightened up from his
examination. "Go round there." he
ordered 11:** man again, and the sailor
slunk away. Then to the boy. "You
inusn't touch tiling* i.V:e this or 1 shall
tell the captain not 10 Ift you jro over
"So. I won't. 'lV[i iny word I won't."
cried the bey. Then, turning, he ran
after the mau. who Uad druppol u|ion
the deck some distance un a; . :id was
staring nt tic- sea with a p> rpU-xed
"He's a uk-e man." explained the
boy. slipping down besl.le liiru ami
nodding Ills head lu the direction of
the mate. "i>uly lie has got an awful
voice. Yelled Just like that once when
1 got 011 top of the engine house. ll*
doesn't mean it."
"No." answered the man. still easing
at the sea.
The boy looked slyly up at him once
or twice, then drew a j»iece of rope
from his pocket. "Say." he smiled In
sinuatingly. "one of the s:illni-s told
me you could tie more knots than any
other fellow aboard. Show me how.
The man took the rope and with
mechanical fingers began to teach the
boy how to make the simplest knots.
The mate came by presently and look
ed at them from beneath his bushy
brows, but passed on without speak
"lly," the boy exclaimed once In
honest admiration, "don't you know a
lot! I bet you could beat the captain.
Where'd you leurn 'em all?"
"Ob, I kuowed some of 'em when I
was a kid," answered the man, and be
went on tyln« more.
It was an absorbing lesson, made so
by the boy's eagerness and the man's
Increasing Interest. Suddenly a shrill
whistle sounded through the air. The
boy looked - up. His father beckoned
to him from the deck above, and the
boy rose to his feet
"I've got to go," he said, "but I'll be
practicing r >me of 'em, and you can
show me the rest next time."
He started to run along the deck,
■tufting the rope In his pocket But he
had only gone a few steps when he
suddenly turned and came trotting
back. He Rtopped near the man a lit
tle uncertainly, pulling vigorously at
the frayed end of the rope.
"Say, say. you didn't mind what the
mate said, did you? He didn't mean to
be cross. They just have to boiler that
The man did not speak. Again the
whistle sounded. The boy turned, but
persisted over his shoulder:
"You didn't mind, did you?"
Then the man laughed, a'strange,
sudden laugh. "No, I didn't mind."
And the boy sped away.
Then the chunge of stokers came, and
the man was called below. He went un
grudgingly and promptly. As he passed
beneath the upper deck the boy, who
was standing there, leaned over and
waved, and the man lifted his haud to
his batless head In salute. The memo
ry of the orchard and stone step, of the
apples and doughnuts, was still with
him, but it was no longer the bitterness
of death—rather the swcot savor of life.
Thr Young Lobster.
From the eggs of the lobster are
hatched creatures not In the least re
sembling their parents—little fellows
that swim wit* fuatberllke locomotive
organs near the surface of the water.
At the end of six weeks they develop
legs, unless, as Is highly probable, they
have previously been devoured by fish
es or other enemies, becoming thereup
on small lobsters of familiar shape.
Having reached this stage of growth,
the young lobsters become walking anl
mnls, and, sinking to the bottom, Imme
diately seek hiding places to protect
tbwn from their foes.
NOT WORTH TWO PABSEB.
Bo the Railroad Man Boagkt tka Pig
to l<|uara Hlmsalf.
Woman In nu emergency la resource
ful to a degree that would astound
some men, as a freight agent of one of
the railroads that enter St. Louis
found. Men have long lain awake
nights thinking of a sheine to beat a
railroad. This HtWe woman didn't Quite
succeed, but she wtMild have done so
had not the agent gone back on his
word. The family had decided to move
to a western city. The lady called on
the agent to Hee how the goods were to
be shipped. He told her she could ship
them according to regular rates or else
charter a car. He explained tliut the
latter would !>e cheaper If she had
enough goods, nnd the lady decided to
take a ear. Now, there are two well
grown Iwiys, anil us money Is not over*
plentiful In the family she wished to
abridge expenses as much as possible.
Bhe went to see the agent again and
asked If she could send her two boys
lu the cur. He told her that she could
not, and, us might be expected, she
asjfftl why. lie couldn't make her
understand Just why, and when she
asked htm if the company never let
anybody go along with the goods he
said that they did with stock. "If you
were shipping live stock that needed
tending, we would do It. Now, you
haven't a cow or horse or pig, and there
would l>c no use sending nuy one
along." She nppenred to see the point
this time und went uway. A day or
two later she came around again and
usked for passes for the two boys.
"Why, madam," said the agent, "I
can't issue any pusses. Vou huven't
any live stock."
"Yes, I have," sold the little woman.
"I've bought n pig."
Then the ngent was In trouble again.
He said he couldn't give passes where
the fnre amounted to about $8 apiece
for two boys for a lonely little pig. She
reminded him of what he hud said and
told hi 111 that she had paid |2.25 for the
pig for that purpose, and he ought to
be us gooil us his word. Like all rull
road ugenis, he tried to get out of the
trouble smoothly, but only succeeded
after he hud purebnsed the pig for
30, an udvuiice of "two bits" on the
cost.—Bt. Louis Globe-Democrat.
If you want to find out how great a
mini Is. iislc him; If you would ascer
tain how great he Isn't, ask his neigh,
bors. Chicago News.
THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS
life's beautiful thing* are BO *Tunr (
80 free to the huuibie«t <->ne.
TT.at even to count them for thought'* delight.
Ah. sur«!r, vre'd never be done!
But only t>e<m<)« M their plenty,
Bevauftt they we ©urf when we will,
We vaiue then light »a common and cheap.
And our * ui» art- unaatistied still!
Beat Liny out for the tilings of our dreaming
With vision §o stubborn and blind
That the rapture which calls to us day by day
ll too near i or our seeking to And;
Oh, the lons of it all, and the pity,
And the yearning and hunger and pain.
That we lire in a world full of beautiful things,
The beauty of which we disdain!
—Ripley D. Saunders in St. Louis Republic.
* WHEN PARIS J
♦ WENT MAD. I
? By M. QUAD. J
A corrsiouT, IM, at c. a. uwn
i- ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ i
1 had been with one of the French
armies as war correspondent, ami with
it, or such fragments of it as escaped
annihilation or capture, I returned to
I'arls. There was a spirit of dissatis
faction, disgust and mutiny among
the rank and file, and we reached
l'alis to find even a stronger spirit ex
isting among all classes of citizen*.
It was the seed that was to grow the
camiuuue. To this day the French
soldier who took part in the war that
was expected to humble Iterliu can
not understand that he was outnum
bered. outgeneraled and outfought and
that France rushed to arms without
being half prepared. The defeated sol
dier will simply have it that he was
sold out by his general. That was all
the talk in I'arls 11s we fell hack—Ger
man gold hud bought victories -and
the thirst for vengeance upon the al
leged traitors was Intense.
I had had enough of soldier work,
and I settled down to become a sta
tionary correspondent, although it was
only a few days ere nothing could be
HE WAS BTILL SHOUTING WILES* A VOLIJET
LAII' HIM LOW.
sent out of the besieged city except by
way of balloons. As soon as I had
found lodgings I secured a military
pass and accompanying It n certificate
from Minister Washburn as to my na
tivity and neutrality. These stood me
In good stead within the next week.
There were no doubt many German
epies In Paris, but the people greatly
exaggerated the number and were
ready to deuouuee any one not a bora
Frenchman. I had been taking my
meals at a certain miserable restaurant
and paying the prices asked without
complaint when one evening the keeper
of the plnce, who was a surly old fel
low at best, attempted an extortion
that I resented. We had some hot
words, and I left In anger, nnd not
more than an hour had passed when I
received a visit from a trio of the na
tional guard. I had been denounced by
the old man as a German spy. The
trio consisted of a corporal and two
men, and when they had gained my
room the corporal saluted me und cour
"Sorry to trouble monsieur Just as he
Is preparing for bed, but the fact Is I
am ordered to take him out and shoot
"For what?" I asked.
"For being a spy in the employ of
Hlsmarck. Come, monsieur. We have
others to shoot and cannot waste time."
"But you go a little fast, corporal,"
protested one of the men as I looked
from one to the other and wondered If
It was a joke. "I think the orders were
to take monsieur before the provost
marshal for Investigation."
"Say you so, Francois? Well, what's
the odds to him whether he Is shot to
night or tomorrow? It will cotne to
■hooting anyhow, and we have three
other places to visit before we can go
back. Be reasonable, monsieur."
For answer I showed him my passes,
named the headquarters to which I
had been attached and then related the
cause of my dispute with the owner of
"Ah, I ■<»," replied the corporal as
be scratched his head and smiled. "It
was the old man's little way of set
tling a 3 franc dispute, and he Is prob
ably making merry over It Monsieur
American, you arc all K. o.,as I believe
they say In your country, and It will
|jlve me pleasure to do a little business
Ivltb monsieur of the cafe. Attention,
■quad! Right face and forward march 1
We came for a spy, but found one who
had fought with us. Good night, mon
1 went around to the restaurant next
morning. It had been turned wrong
Side out and a number of children were
looking for scraps of food. \Vhefber
the old man had been shot or driven
away I know not, but his occupation
bad departed. I saw the commune
forming and realized what it meant,
and I kept away from the crowds its
much as posslblo and had little to say
to any one. As soon as the commune
got fairly under way and the national
guards went over II they began to
6ress men Into tbs rants to defend
Paris. I had three or t—r aarrow es
capes from being Busily
took up my lodging* *a • ra*ast fcoass
on n side street called I.ahanc. There
were with me n Russian adventurer, a
German machinist and u chap who
claimed to be a Corslcnn, and who ac
knowledged that lie was a deserter
from the army; strange company, but
those were strange times, and we were
all moved by the same object to keep
clear of the muss. The German wan
square and honest and had been living
In I'arls for seven years previous to
tlio war. We made a common purse
■lid did our owr. cooking, and It was
seldom that any of us left our retreat
except under cover of darkness. One
afternoon, when the regular govern
ment troops had begun to attack the
communists and the city was seething
and bubbling with excitement, a wom
an gave our hiding place away to the
authorities. We were all asleep 111 a
back room when the front door was
broken open and ten men under the
orders of a lieutenant came pouuclng
In upon us.
"And so, my sleepers, you would
■hlrk your duty!" exclaimed the officer
as he Inspected each one In turn. "Well,
we can decide It In a word. Will you
tight with us or against usV"
None of us replied. Like me, the
others seemed too surprised to answer
a plain fpjestlon.
"I thought so!" grimly observed the
officer. "Sergeant, out into the back
yard with a file of six men and take
this fellow first."
He pointed to the Russian, who sud
denly found his tongue and liegan to
argue and protest. He wns run out by
two men, bis wrists tied and his eyes
bandaged, and he was still shouting
when a volley laid him low. The Ger
rnan was taken next, and the Corsican
followed. The thing was put through
with appalling celerity, and It bad
come my turn before I scarcely real
teed what was being enacted before
my eyes. As they laid hands on me to
run me out to the wall I gave my name
and produced my passes. The men
Spugbed sarcastically, but the officer
I tuotioned to tbem to release me for a
I moment. When he had read the passes,
he asked me a few questions, growing
nsore civil all the time, and at length
be returned the papers, with the re
"You were a little stupid not to speak
up at once, monsieur, though perhaps
you could have said nothing In favor of
those others. However, better late
| than never. I shall leave you here,
though 1 cannot promise that some one
else will uot disturb you later cn. Bon-
Jour, Monsieur American."
He was marching off with his men
next moment, and as soon as the crowd
( had dispersed I hunted for safer quar
ters. The three dead men were left un
buried, and as I skulked down the
street I had to pass two others hanging
from lampposts. Their crime was argu
ing that God was greater than tha
Got the Train Stopped.
Turf, Field and Farm tells this story
about the late Charles P. Clark, for
merly president of the Wew York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad: "When
the late Itobert Bonner purchased
Maud 8., he sent her to Charter Oak
park to be trained. One day a friend
of Mr. Bonner left New York to visit
him at the park, but found that the
train did not stop at that station. The
conductor was polite, but said that he
could not go against orders. At New
Haven a halt was made, and Mr. Bon
ner's friend tried to bribe the engineer
with a $lO bill, but In vain. He was
then told that President Clark was on
the train, and be went to him.
" 'Why don't you see the conductor?*
asked Mr. Clark.
" 'I have, but be will not disobey or
14 "Why not then go forward and bribe
" 'I tried bribery at New Haven, but
It would not work.'
"The absence of evasion was the best
policy. Mr. Clark not only gave orders
to have the train stopped at Charter
Oak, but promised some day to see
Maud 8. He had witnessed the little
attempt at bribery, and the frank con
fession of the offense seemed to please
twin Parliament In the Open Air.
One of the oddest lawmaking bodies
In the world Is the "landsgemelnde" of
the canton of Glarus In Switzerland.
There are almost as many kinds of par
liaments as there are races which elect
them. Some are amazingly antiquated
in their methods of procedure, while
others are as go ahead as It Is possible
to be. None Is so novel as the "lands
The government of no Swiss canton
by the people Is more absolute than In
that of Glarus, where the burghers as
semble annually to hold their outdoor
parliament In a large square—usually
on the first Sunday In May, weather
permitting. The honored president oc
cupies a platform In the middle of the
square. There are places for boys
around this platform, the young Idea
thus being taught early how to legislate
wisely and well for Its beloved country.
Altogether the "landsgemelnde" Is
oae of the most quaint and ideal little
parliaments In existence.
Meant What He I*ll.
*T)h, there goes Nell Gaddlngton with
ber fiance," said old Mr. Grumpleson.
"Father," exclaimed Gladys, who Is
a graduate of Smith, "won't you ever
glva up the habit of butchering our lan
guage? You mean feeonsay^,'
"No, I don't mean feeonsay, nutherl
Ain't she goln to marry the blame fool
for his money?"— Chicago Herald.
An Knar Itnmlamntlat.
Mrs. Goodart—You seem to have some
education. Perhaps you were once a
Howurd Hasher—Lady, I'm a numis
matist by profession.
Mrs. Goodart— A numismatist?
Howard Hasher—Yes, lady, a collect
or of rare coins. Any eld coin is rare
to ms.—Philadelphia Press.
Ho common are passenger elevators
now and so absolutely necessary lu the
tall office buildings that the history of
the first one has been almost forgotten,
and yet It created a sensation In Its
day. This elevator was placed In the
Fifth Avenue hotel In New York when
it was built, and us the first passenger
elevator In the world It was a drawing
card as one of the sights of New York.
A small plate suitably Inscribed In
forms visitors to the Fifth Avenue ho
tel elevators today of that fact. It was
a screw elevator, the carriage being
raised or lowered by the revolutions of
a big screw. Compared with the swift
moving elevators of today, whleh shoot
up and down rapidly and smoothly,
this was a very crude affair. Many of
New York's private houses are now
equipped with elevators so adjusted
that the passenger operates them by
pushing n button. These are practi
Possibly few who read of "kings'
robes of royal ermine" appreciate that
the rightful and first iiossessors of the
beauteous coat Is sometimes a denizen
of the Keystone State. It may be that
some subtle force suggested to turn
coat mouarchs to choose the pelt of this
animal for their own. In fact, during
the greater portion of the year the er
mine Is a plain egg sucking weasel. As
winter comes on he assumes a white
coat, with a black tipped tall.
Putolus noveboracensls, as the scien
tist calls the weasel or ermine, ranges
from North Carolina away up Into Can
ada. It Is rare, however, to take er
mine or white coated weasels In Penn
sylvania, although two specimens have
Just been received at the Academy of
Natural Sciences from Sullivan county.
In fact, south of Pennsylvania the wea
sel never changes color In winter, and
this fact goes far to substantiate the
theory of protective coloration. Thus
when snow covers the ground the white
ermine becomes nearly Invisible, while
In his weasel's guise during the sum
mer he is not nearly so conspicuous as
he would be did he wear his white coat
all the year round.
Another Interesting fact Is that while
the animals that live In the north al
ways change color those 111 the south do
not, the reason lieing that their white
color would not protect, luit destroy,
them, as there Is almost no snow In the
south.—Philadelphia lleeord. ,
M MURPIIY'S FLATS.
BEVERAL OF THE TENANTS ENGAGE
IN A LIVELY BATTLE.
Tbe iaittor Telli (lie Groc«#-r llovr
Urn. o*ttuili\ mi. 2lr».
and tlie Coniitcan Divlto Settled m
niayute With Honors L\t-u.
[Copyright. 1901, bj C. B. Lewis.]
The Janitor of McMurpby's flats. a«-
fompanied by hla asthma, looked bro
ken hearted as he entered the Uerman
grocery, and he was sorrowfully re
garding the sign cf "Two of These For
a Nickel" when the grocer finished sell
ing a dozen clothespius to a lame wo
man and approached and queried:
"Vliell. Mr. Sprocket, how she viiei
"My asthma? I'm Btill chock full of
It, but I'm not complaining. It saved
me from carrying In a ton of coal yes
terday, and It's a tiptop good excuse
for not keeping the halls clean. You
can't ask a janitor who Is wind broken
to peril his life, can you, Mr. Wasser
"I don't pelief so. If we don't haf
some wind, we vhas no good. Und
how vhas dose tenants mlt der flat?"
"They'll bj the death of me In an
other week. You know I was telling
you about the last three families to
move In—the Irishman, the dago and
the colored man? Well, they are still
malting It rocky for each other, and I
shouldn't be a bit surprised to go home
now and find three or four corpses ly
ing around loose. McMurphy came
around last night and took a look at
the goats, chickens, pigs, push carts
and children In the halls, and what do
you think he said to me?"
"lie shnmps oop und down und
swears," ventured the grocer.
"Nothing of the sort. He-smiled and
rublted his hands and said that If be
had at last succeeded lu creating happy
homes for thr.ee or four families he
was prouder than the Jawbone of aa
ass. I told him of the rows and ruc
tion*!. hut h« said that life was only a
span aud to lot 'em enjoy themselves
while they could. Mrs. Timothy O'Sul
livan and Mrs. Gawge de Koven Tor
rlngton laid down the law to me the
first day they moved la, but Mrs.
Divlto waited till the next morning.
Then, after some one bad dropped a
washboard en her bead from the upper
hall, she rq*g 40 bells for me and got
me up to the second floor. She was
paclug up and down the ball with her
arms folded and her nose to the cell
ing. and she called out to me:
" 'Janitor, looka at me!"
" 'l'm a-looking,' said I.
" 'Behold de Countess Divlto an falla
on your knees!'
" 'l'm not on tbe kneel,' 6ald I, 'but
I'll take off my bat and say howdy do
and ask what's on your mlud.'
" '1 reecb wornans; I great ladee,' she
went on as she kept up the promenade.
uca on warn rs wo win.
1 maka dls house swell; I maka swag
ger. You putta dat down stairs woman
out You putta dat up atatrs woman
out I no Ilka. You Janitor man, you
walta on me. If I calla, you skata.
"How can you skate if you don't hnf
some Ice to skate on?" askod the grocer
as be blinked his eyes In a solemn way.
"I can't, of course," replied the Jan
ltor, "and that Just shows you how In
consistent women are. After her talk
I took my asthma down to the base
ment to repair tbe dumb waiter and
kill off a few cockroaches, and maybe
It was an hour before anything hap
pened. Then the O'Sullivan offspring
got out their goat, the dago kids ran
out their push cart, and the pickanin
nies trotted out two dogs and a pail of
whitewash, and after playing around
for a spell they all tried to ge up stairs
at once. There was a Jam and a fight
of course, and I thought McMurphy's
flats had been hit by the butt end of a
"Vhat awful times, vhat awful times!"
gasped the grocer as he turned a toma
to over in Its box to conceal a bruise.
"When 1 got up stairs tbe goat, dogs,
cart, whitewash and young ones were
all mixed up In ene heap and tbe three
women were tangled up In another.
It wasn't my play to Interfere. Even
If it had been my asthma would have
kept me out of it I'm not taking any
chances of sudden death on a salary
bf (8 per month and my rent tlirowed
In. Did you ever sec three women In
a acrap, Mr. Wasserman?"
"Neffer In my life, Mr. Sprocket, und
I pray heafen dot I don't It must be
more awful ash a steamboat explo
"There Isn't so many killed and
wounded, but It lasts longer, and there
Is more fun In It Say, now, but of all
tbe spitting and scratching and hair
pulling I ever read of lu history that
took the cake. It was each oue for
herself and ag'ln the other two, and
each one went In to win. I didn't time
the scrap, having left my watch down
In the storeroom to rest tbe wheels for
a week or two, but I should say It last
ed for ten minutes. Tbcu they fell
apart by mutual consent, aa It was. and
rach made for her own room to get
eeme clothes on. The hair and tatters
and buttons and books and eyes left
behind would have stuffed a mattress."'
"Vliell, how many peoples vhas mur
dered?" asked the grocer aH a shlvei
crept up his back and shook hla shoul
"Not a o«e," replied the Janitor,
"There never Is when women scrap,
not If the Ice pick has been mislaid
aiul the legs ore left under the stove.
I got the other gang untangled and
booted them up or down stalls, and
half an hour later Mrs. O'Sullivan call
ed to me. I found her pacing the lower
hall and chuckling to herself. She had
a black eye, 14 scratches on her face
and a bitten finger.
"'Mr. Sprocket,' said she, 'was there
a ruction up stairs a little time ago?'
" 'There was,' said I.
" 'And was Bridget O'Sullivan In It 7*
" 'She was.'
" 'An did she do her duty by Ireland,
by her husband Timothy an the kids
who call her mother?"
" 'Hho did, for sure, and she's got
scars to prove It.'
" 'An they are scars that I'll be proud
to show to me Tlin when he reaches hla
fireside this evenin, au maybe I shall
have them photographed fi/r the chil
dren to lo<A at Wtien I am dead an
gone. Tell mo, Mr. Sprotffet, did I
shirk me duty at any stage of the
" 'Not at all, Mrs. O'Sullivan. Tou
went in with a bang, staid in with a
thump and came out with a wreath of
victory on your brow. I was watching
you all through, and If Tim don't pat
you on the back tonight and send out
for a bottle he's no man at alL*
" Ver Land. Mr. Sprocket, an from
this time forward till death Bridget
O'Sullivan. who descended from tha
O'Slianes as straight as a baby falllnf
down stairs. Is a friend to ye an ye*
asthma an will swipe the jaw of anj
one sayin a word ag*ln ya'
"Fifteen minutes later," said the Jan
itor. "I went up to the second to see If
the dago needed the ambulance. Ton
bet she didn't. She was prancing tip.
and down in her beet dresa. She had tf
cut over the eye, her aoee had been
raked, and she had lost a front tooth
and had her hair thinned out
" 'Ah, ha!* she called out, 'but yon see
dat flghta, eh?
" 'I did, countess,' I said.
" 'I >ey p'.tcha Into me—one— two—an
I figlita Lack. I pulla hair, I flghta, I
" 'You did. countess. You was a
whirlwind on wheels.'
•' 'An who win data flghtaf
" 'You did, of course.'
" 'Ah-h-h! See here, aa here, an he re I
Yes, I winna dat flghta nn was heroine,
an my count be shall keee me for It.
Janitor. I was your friend. When yon
wanta orange or be nan, yon ooma to
"She sailed into her room, and I went
up to see the colored woman. She had
got into a yaller silk drees and red
stockings, but was still breathing hard.
She had been thumped till she could
hardly t._>e daylight, and she walked
with seven different limps, but aha baa
lost none of her gameness.
" 1 done knowed IJ had got to
she said aa I got ap stairs.
'• 'Yes, you iraa all watting foe !V 1
" 'Dey was ptekln oa me to ma ma
cut, but I wouldn't stand 11 1 Been rtf
lookin on. Mr. Sprocket*
" Yes, 1 saw the rowJ
" 'And how *u the awSfie I gave
Mrs. O'Bulll raaf
" 'Beautiful, beaatlfuV
"'And the chugg I got In on the
" 'Never sew M beaten. The reTecea
gives the decision In your favor.'
"Then she took my hand and with
tears in her eyee told me that I should
have free sharee for the next year, and
the dove of peace hovered o'er Ifo
Murphy's flats for the remainder of
the day. What do you think of It, Mr.
"I t'lnks," slowly replied the groces
as he scratched the bald spot on hie
bead and sorted a bad potato from the
basket—"l Pinks It vnaa better fos
somepody If nopody don't make so
much onbapplness in die world und
preweut anypody from taking some
comforts." U. Qua jx.
OaaM D« Done.
"You wish to sit for a dozen front
view photographs, you say 7*
"Ol do. An, say I"
"Can't yes fix the pictures some wax
so the r-rlp In the back of me coal
won't show T— lndianapolis Sun.
"Well. Ethel," said the caller, "what
are you to do when you get big like
"Oh," replied Ethel, "I suppose I'll
have to put my teeth in a glass of wa
ter and paint my face tool"—Philadel
phia Record. %
How Oa* Friends Crowd Ca.
"What's tire matter**
"Maymc's going to get married, and
I haven't paid for her graduating prea
»nt yet"— Detroit Froe Press.
MY MORTALITY. "
TU writ, "Mortal, thy lit* UMtipsa."
kxA jit I teal that air and earth and iky
An- ever min*. ivu Jorerennora
That I and ado* can oarer, nrrar (Ua. t
Ar I ret I know, how wvll, how wall I hSBf.
That lu the future aomewhere bMdatt liee
A day. tlie da f fl da/a, which ha* tor too
A moment fupNme, whea I ahail iloee my nm
To open them on thla mj world w more.
When frirnda *lll (old taf hand! upon rnj fcreMt
And eadlj aaf: "Dear aoul, her work It dona.
Let ua now la/ bar cent]/ to hat reel"
Springtime with bud and bloom will cocoa and
The bus/ world will itlll ruah madly cm;
TUe rarth and air and ak/.will be tor thoaa
vn.a al.l not know thai 1 hare como and Ml
—Or. Grata Fackham Murray in Btrpor'a Baftf.
GUNS FOR OLD GLORY.
The First Porelca Saint* Olrea «o
tbe Amerioeua FUc.
The Uttle Ranger ran slowly between
the frowning French frigates, looking
as warlike as they. Her men swarmed
like been Into tbe rigging, and her col
ors ran up to salute the flag of hjs mo#
Christian majestor ot FYfcnce, and a&|
fired one by one Mr salute of IS
says Sarah Orne Jewett fn Tho Atlaa>
There was a moment at suspense.
The wind was very light now. TM
powder smoke drifted away, and thd
flapping sails sounded loud overhead,
Would the admiral anawer back of
would be treat this bold challenge like
a handkerchief waved at him from •
pleasure boat? Some of the officers on
the flauger looked Incredulous, l>ul
Paul Jones still held his letter In ha
hand. These was a puff of whty
smoke, and tbe great guns of the
French ('nftshlp began to shake tbe air
—one. two. three, four, fire, six,
eight, nine—and then were still aavfl
for their echoes from the low hllli
ai>out Carnac and the groat Druid
Mount of St. Michael.
"Ilenry Gardner, you may tell the
men il)iit this was the salute of the
king of France to our republic and th 6
Jim high honor to our flag," said the
captain proudly to his steersman, but
they were all huzzaing now along tbe
Ranger's decks, that little ship whose
DM me shall never be forgotten wblM
bor country Uvea
The captain lifted hie bat and stood
looking up at the (lag.
"We hardly know what this day,
means, gentlemen," bo said soberly to
bis officers, who came about him. "t
believe we are at the christening of the
greatest nation that was ever born Into
the world. The day Shall como when
America, republic though she may be,
will salute no foreign flag without re
ceiving gun for gun!"
"Taking Into consideration the things
Sharp has had to contend against, I
think his succvss as u lawyer bat been
"Why, what did be ever have to con
"Everything. He came of a wealth!
family. He didn't have to work hla
way through college. He never studied
by the light of a plno torch, never had
to drive a dray, never walked six miles
to school and wasn't compelled to bor
row h!s books. He had every possible
facility, and yet he has done well from
tya very start."—ChtagpJVriblUW.