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|f BICKELS %■ 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. JOHN BICKEL, 128 SOUTH MAIN STREET. - - BUTLER, PA HUSELTON'S 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 money-saving prices BSf'Wc have cut prices on all of our immense stock. Come early. Hig money-saving prices to clean up stock. These prices lor cash only. HUSELTON'S BUTLER'S LEADING OI'POSITF SHOE HOUSE. HOTEL VOWRY -- 1 I HATS AT SMALL PRICES. 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. Rockenstein's, MILLINERY EMPORIUM. 328 South Main Street. ... . Butler.lPs keck 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' keck G. F. KECK, Merchant Tailor, 42 Norlh Main Street All Work Guaranteed. Butler, Pa Removal Notice! 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. Subscribe for the CITIZEN. THE BUTLER CITIZEN. (Mead !your ways ® instead of f your clothes I Use | | Walker's j I SoapgC | ■ and || n clotlie9 H II will last ® ! it contains no alkali. || No boiltng, little B rubbing. Read the *| wrapper —washing II without working. 1 \ The Cure thai Cures p Coughs, ' fs\ V Golds, j p Grippe, £ V Whooping Cough, Asthma, ) Bronchltl3 and Incipient / ConsumDtion, Is MOTJO'sI f ) P Cvirew tVrcA Wm J 25 5,50z l s/. r. A _ _ .441C/V JL * short roads. ,\^LE JL JMkud light loads. ||REASE for everything that runs 011 wheels. Sold Everywrhare. . by »TASI>A Kl> OIL CO. . V ' 'FJU I B II »■ Ml—— Ihe 5 Minute Breakfast Fool Purine Health Flour Makes "BRAIN BREAD." PURINA MILLS, ST LOUIS, MO. 1 1 _ « K Shouldn't FJ wa Corns or vl Bunions * j When M 4 JOHNSTON'S >2 A Cure 1 Will A A Cure 1 Them A 25 centß. Put ► w2 Up and i IA Sold 1] Only f< 'A At ] Johnston s J Crystal I a Pharmacy, ! 1 i M K. M, I.OOAN, I'fa. 0.. y MaruiKer, 4 >2 ' M W, N. Main Ht., llutU r I'a y Both 'i'hontm. A Everything in tho drug-line. . [I p i Motel INli>Loi\ 215 N McKean St, Butler, UnvlriK r(-rit«>>t thin liotftl for another year, I invite the patronage of of my old frien<l« and the public gem-r --ally. R. O. RUBAMUGH. M. C. WAGNER ARTIST PHOTOGRAPHER, 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. —Boston Transcript. } A SEA CHANGE. f J it Was Occasioned by a X Small Boy. -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 basing, objects. 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 It?" • 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 ment. Then a gnat foghorn of a voice sounded near. "What are you doini; there?" 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 mate. "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 the ship." "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 face. "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. won't you?" 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 ing. "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 way." 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. —Springfield Republican. 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 teously observed: "Sorry to trouble monsieur Just as he Is preparing for bed, but the fact Is I am ordered to take him out and shoot him." "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 the restaurant. "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 sieur." 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 mark: "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 commune. 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 ders.' 14 "Why not then go forward and bribe the engineer?' " '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 him." 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 gemelnde." 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 professional man? 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. Pnaaenier Rlevatora. 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 cally automatic. Pennsylvania Weaaela. 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 now ?" "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 man';" "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. B-r-remember!*" "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 cyclone." "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 sion." "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 ders. "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 No 1 gone. Tell mo, Mr. Sprotffet, did I shirk me duty at any stage of the game?* " '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 scrstcha.' " '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 Countess Divlto.' "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 replied. " '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 dago?" " '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. WassermanT" "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" "Well." "Can't yes fix the pictures some wax so the r-rlp In the back of me coal won't show T— lndianapolis Sun. L'BmfMt Terrible. "Well. Ethel," said the caller, "what are you to do when you get big like your mamma?" "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. "That's moan." "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 r°: 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> tic. 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!" Natural DUadraalafM, "Taking Into consideration the things Sharp has had to contend against, I think his succvss as u lawyer bat been remarkable." "Why, what did be ever have to con tend against?" "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.