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DISPLAY SPRING DRESS FABRICS. The Latest Conceits In the Fashionable World. Some Fascinating Prices for New Goods. Tbls week's l»ry Ooodi Economist writer that the leaders In Dress Good* tliW sprlnit are Broadcloths. I'anama Weaves Eolleonß -. Crepes. These are all to be found at this store, of excellent ijualltles and lowest prices. Mohairs, plain and fanry weaves. 50c. 75c. 81.00 a yard. See the New Invisible Checks atil On a yard. . Fancy Worsted Novelty t'ulUnjrs. all the new «*ffe<:ts, incladin* checks ana stripes. Sic. 75c. fl 00 a yard. . Broadcloths, S Inches wide, all new shades, il.oo i»od IIJO a yard. Panama Weaves, 50 inches wide, all color*, li.oo a yard. Eollennes. Crepes and Voiles, 75c. 85c. II 00 a yard. Special a inch all wool cheviot, all colors, 50c a yard. Batistes. 3s inches wide. In all colors. 50c a yard. Henrietta Cloths, in all colors. 25c and 50c a yard. . „ We have a very entenslve Black Goods Stock, all the new weaves, JOC, .JC, el. W to 12.50 a i art). Silks (a all the new weaves and colors. 50c to 11.00 a yard. PRELIMINARY MILLINERY NEWS. Our milliners bare returned from the Openings in the large cities and while they are now busy preparing for our Spring Opening, will be pleased to show you the ready-to-wear hats and make up anything you may wish. Our millinery facilities are EISLER-MARDORF COHPANY, ""■■wr i oil SSSS" I C-L\ Samples sent on request. OPPOSITE HOTEL ARLINGTON. BUTLER. PA. P. 0. Our anniversary sale begins Monday. Marrh 27th, and continues all ml# UK MEIN A L 5 ! If Won't buy clothing for the purpose of 4 0 yyT* *5-/ I spending money. Tbey desire to get the in I Ki// I I best possible results of the money expended. 41) J IWj/ l }J! Those who bay enstom clothing have a M X-MtfyWll right to demand a fit, to have their clothes M,l V x>' £ A correct in style and to demand of the / Jij. M seller to guarantee everything. Come to JiA\t JKm ns and there will be nothing lacking. I ||MK B?I have just received a large stock of Spring JIA jl and Summer suitings in the latest styles, ' 1 \ IWI I shades and colors. \M* jG. F. KECK, Jy O MERCHANT TAIfeOR, wMOWS 142 N. Main St., flutl^r, Pa £we~Wish to Announced 1 That we have now In stock and ready for your inspection * S the finest line of spring clothing ever shown in Butler. ( # When we tell you that the I. HAMBURGER & SONS' Suits, Overcoats, Top Coats and Rain Coats are here? 5 nothing more need be said. ? > Our crack line of boys' and children's spring suits ? v and top coats are on display. For quality, taste and style, / / the Skolney make of boys' knee-pant suits and top coats 7 j are worthy of a place with I. Hamburger's clothing for) l men. 1 j Fine lot of hats for spring wear just in. t S We still continue our discount sale on heavy goods / / for the beneft of those who have not had the opportunity ) /of attending this sale in the past. Remember, only a S L few days more. c / Watch for window display of spring clothing and hats. / I Douthett & Graham, j ) INCORPORATED. V JWe Are Ready \ 3 To Show You [; | A fine assortment in all grades \ | of Carpets, Rugs, Linoleums, &c » < Carpet-size Rugs In all-wool Ingrains—Tapestry ► i —Body Brussels—Velvets—Axminsters. < < We have Carpets for the Dining Room, Parlor. > > Sitting Room or Bed Room in any grade from the < ( all-cotton to best Body Brussels. > p We have an especially strong line of Super Extra A f all-wool Carpets which we are offering at less than > m regular price to change our stock Into money. It < will pay you to see our carpets before buying. ► ; Everything in Furniture! | Our store has never been so crowded with sub- | stantlal Furniture of latest designs. We are not offering you any "catch penny premiums" as an In- * J ducement for you to buy from us—but good, hopest % goods at very reasonable prices—a fair deal to one \ and all. < i ► > > I COME IN AND COMPARE. < j BROWN & CO. | I No. 136 North Main St., Butler. m WHY ABE YOXJ SITTING UP ALL WIGHT FIRING COAL WHEN YOU CAN GET AN EVANS OAS OR GASOLINE ENGINE WITH REVERSIBLE CLUTCH PULLEY. * ■I" JSC ■ f lil W ill IT WILL PULL RUDS 1 |I jVi IT WILL PULL TUBINO. it will pump volr hi wrlls w,th about fl/ UP OAS TO FIRE A BOILER. MM STARTINQ 0N THE WRl'fp FOR CATALOGUE THE EVANS MFG. CO , LTD., BUTLEB, PA. THE BUTLER CITIZEN. | WICK'S ppring Hatsj J for men J | are here. j $ The best ever i shown in | I Butler. | jSee our windowj jjno. S.Wick, I HATTER AND FURNISHER, R # Peoples Phone, 015. # J BUTLER, PA. $ Beef. and Iron This preparation is famous as a sys tem builder and general tonic Onr preparation differs from all others of the same name. be< anse we use pre digested beef. th 6 best sherry wine, and the iron is in such form that it is quick ly taken into the system. It is pleasant to take aqd prompt in action, making rich, red blood. Do You Require a Tonic? Are you weak, worn out, run down and nervous? Is your blood thin and impure? Are you pale and lips white 1 Do you become exhausted from every little effort, your sleep rest less, your appetite poor? If you have any of these symptoms use onr Beef, Iron and Wine. If the result is not satisfactory we will gladly return youf money. Price. 50 cents a pint- NURSES DIRECTORY. THE Crystal Pharmacy R. M. LOGAN, Ph. G., BOTH PHONES, 106 N. Main St., Butler, Pa. )YOUR MONEY BACK) ? IF NOT SATISFIED t \ We have a line of remedies put t C up under our own label such as / ) a Cold Cure, Blood Pnrifler, l S Dyspepsia Tablet, Hpadar.ho Cqre, J C etc., which we soil upon u guar* v J an tea or money refunded. # \ Just now the sale on our f > Cough Syrup < i leads that of all othpr congb C \ syrqps combjneij J \ TRY IT POM YOl)R3fcjLF, ) \ 25c, 50c- 7 5 Redick & Grobman c ? 109 North Maiq St., > \ Boiler, Pa. S IDEAL 1 jfllfel is aaid to be un- Jli attainable. But ! ! i| jijWlij we flatter our- j[| IJJLll|iJwf selves that we have came prettyL^^:.. PHOTOGRAPHS in our sample albums include some portraits /-W JHW which bear C, | us out. Come I and look at them at your leisure. j /flj ~> , .:| nice it would be . ,|jW y to be in such a , handsomecollec tion. You can if you say so 2UVEfI'S STUDIO. 215 8. Main St., Butler. WM. WALKER. OH AS A- MC^LVAIW, WALKER & McELVAIN, 807 Butler County National Bank Bldg. REAL EHTATE. INSURANCE. OIL PROPERTIES. LOANS. BOTH PHONES Nasal CATARRH In all its stages. M jJUt)# Elf's Cream BalmV"™"Jte/ c!eftn«e«, soothes and heal* £ m the diseased membrane. It cores catarrh and drives M -sr>i away & cold in the head quickly. Cream Balm is placed into the nostrils, spreads over the membrane and is absorbed. Belief is im mediate and a cure follows. It is not drying—does not produce sneezing. Large Size, SO cents at Drug : gists or by mail; Trial Size, 3 0 cents. ELY BROTHERS. 5« Warren Street, New York PROFESSIONAL CARUST ~ PHYSICIANS, JC. BOYLE, M. D. • EYE, EAH, NOSE and THROAT, SPECIALIST. 121 East Cunningham Street. Office Hours, 11 to 12 a. m., 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p. m. BOTH TELEPHONES. DR. JULIA E. FOSTER, OSTEOPATH. Consultation and examination free. Office hours—9 to 12 A M., 2to M., daily except Sunday Evening appointment. Office—Stein Block, Rooms 9-10, But ler, Pa. People's Phone 478. CLARA E. MORROW, D 0., GRADUATE BOSTON COLLEGE OF OSTEOPATHY. Women's diseases a specialty. Con sultation and examination free. Office Hours, 9to 12 ni., 2 to 3 p. m People's Phone 573. i; 6 S. Main street, Butler, Pa F\ M. ZIMMERMAN VJ • PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON At 327 N. Main St. [ R. HAZLETT, M. D„ Jj» 106 West Diamond, Dr. Graham'B formtr of-ce. Special attention give., to Eye, Vote and Throat Peoole's Phr.ne 274. OAMUKLM" BIPPUS, 0 PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON 200 West Onningham St. DENTISTS. DR. FORD H. HAYES, DENTIST. Graduate of Dental Department, University of Pennsylvania Office—2ls S. Main Street, Butler, Pa DR. S. A. JOHNSTON, SURGEON DENTIST. Formerly of Butler, Has located opposite Lowry House, Main St., Butler, Pa. The finest work a specialty. Expert painless extractor of teeth by his new method, no medi cine used or jobbing a needle into the gnms; also gas and ether used. Com munications by mail receive prompt at tention. DR J. WILBERT McKEE, SURGEON DENTIST- Office over Leighner's Jewelry store, Butler, Pa Peoples Tekplione 505, A specialty made of gold fillings, gold crown anu bridge work. WJ. HINDMAN, T DENTIST. 1271 South Main street, (ov Metzer's shoe store.) DR. H. A. McCAN'DI.KSS, DENTIST. Office in Butler County National Bank Building, 2nd floor. DR. M. D. KOTTRABA, Successor to Dr. Johnscon. DENTIST Office at No 114 E. Jefferson St., over G W. Millet's gioctrv ATTORNEYS. RP. SCOTT, • ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, Office in Butler County National Bank building. At. scon, • ATTORNEY AT LAW- Office at Nq. 8. West piamond St. But ler, Pa. COULTER & BAKItR, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office in Butler County National Bank building. JOHN COUI.TJ'H, AWOBNBYAT-UW. Office on Diamond, Butler, Pa. Special attention given to collection!' and business matters. T D. McJtTNKJX, « ( ATTGJIJFKT-AT-LAW. Office in Reiber building, cornel Main and E. Cunningham SU, Entrance ou Main street 1 B. BREDIN, w • ATTORNEY AT LAW, office on Main St, Uuur Court lloux Hh. gqu-hbr, t AYTOKNSY AT LAW. Office in Wise building. EH. NEGLEY • ATTORNEY LA#. Office In the ljeuley Building, West £ii«tnti(«d, WC. FINDLEI, • ATTORNEY-AT-LAW, AND PENSION ATTORNKY. Office on South side of Diamond, Butler, PQ. MISCELLANEOUS. p V■ L. MegurSTION, V. CIVII, ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR* Office near Court House. T P. WALKER, NOTARY PUHUC, BUTLEK, Omc« with HerWnier, next door to P. O Br. BILLIARD, • GENERAL SURVEYING. Mines and Land. County Surveyor R. F D. 49, West Sunb\ify, W, *. t>. McJtTNKIN. IRA McJUNKIN" UEO. A. MITCHELL. b S /WcJUNKIN & CO., Insurance &■ Real Estate 117 E Jefferson St.. SUTbER, .... [?a i Huavy Draft. General Purpose and Drlvlnu ' Horee* alwuynon hand. Private tiulc* only We buy and mcII tbe best only. Allegheny llorxe Eichunge, 510-MH Flr»t Bt., Allegheny, Pa. M. MARX, Prop. BUTLER, PA., THURSDAY, MARCH *23, 1905. ENTER THE WIDOW "By A. nnette Graham Copyright, KKU. by T. C. ilcCiuit "Great, isn't it?" asked Dubois. "Couldn't be better:" said Marshall. "You've certainly done wonders!" said the Infant. "Beats any boarding house we've ever struck!" said Uemmingtou, and he glanced significantly through the window across the court. The "court" was really nothing but aa air shaft, and on the other side the window opened Into the dining room of a typical city boarding house, with its clatter of dishes and forced con versation. Listening to it all, the four bachelors lu their own cozy quarters smoked on In contented silenco. They had stuck together for four years, trailing from hotel to boarding house, boarding house to bachelor apartments, bachelor apartments to restaurants, until in despair they had decided to furnish a flat. Dubois had been elected to buy the furniture and install the domestic machinery. The other three declared that he had a bump of domesticity that ought to be encouraged. So he had experimented with the employment agencies, where he had interviewed women grave and gay, who hailed all the way from Nor way to Africa, and at last he had se cured the services of Wyote, a typ ical Japanese servant, with excellent references. No four children, possessed of brand new pails and shovels on a sandy beach, ever experienced more pleasure than these four grown men with their new toy, which they had dubbed "The Snuggery." Every night as they sat at table they expressed appreciation of their own comfortable position and deep commiseration for the unfortunate Individuals who board ed across the area. Then came a day when silence brooded over the other flat. Bare, uncurtained windows, cov ered with dust, greeted the occupants of "The Snuggery" when they came home that night. "Mova very quick," said Wyote con cisely. and the bachelors really felt as If something had gone out of their lives when they could no longer pity their next door neighbors. For a week the opposite flat was empty. Then came decorators. The staring windows were cleaned, and one night Dubois, coming home earlier than the others, saw a pretty girlish face at the opposite window. It was rather a high bred face, too, though Its owner could not be more than six teen, and It was framed on either side by hangings of some soft green mate rial. Dubois turned away from the window and looked inquiringly at Wy ote, who was setting the dinner table, "No man; all ladies," said Wyote. "Good Lord," said Dubois, "I hope it's not a young ladies' seminary!" And the rest of the fellows echoed his wish. Half an hour later the pretty girl, otherwise Kittle Bronson, exclaim ed: "Auntie, dear, do look; there Isn't e womnii ovor ther«—lust four liorri<?. men with .a Japanese servant!" "Kitty, Kitty," said Mrs. Bronson as she hastily drew down the shade, "I can see very plainly that this Is no place for you. You must remember that, while In Little Biver It was your privilege to know all about your neigh liars' aft a Ira, )u New York every fam ily lives unto Itself, and —and you real ly must not display any further Inter est In the people across the areaway, particularly If they are all inen." Kitty Bronson did not mean to Ise disobedient, but the window across the areaway possessed a fascination for her, and oven her aunt had to admit a mild interest in the doings of those "four funny bachelors." Mrs. Bron son also had ft bump of domesticity, and, though a woman of means, she managed her elegant little home, with Its two servants and her late hus band's niece, In a manner economical, yet not penurious. She loved dainty things and gave much time to (tyum*. tic details. It aunoyed her to 3fu how Wyote wasted ui"l mis managed. "It's a burning shame," she would say to herself. "What those unfortu nate boys spend to run that house would keep two families." flhe did uot mean to be Impertinent, but she could not fail to see that gas was burned until patience censed to lie a virtue and that good wholesome food which could have been made into delicious entrees went down to the Jau ltor. It vexed her housewifely noul. Then, too, *hp was a woman, still ap preciative, arid the occupants of the bachelor tint—woll, she had seen men §he could ndmlre less. She had Just be gun to call them "those poor boys" when she was summoned one night from the tiny drawing r".cuu to the al cove of the dluiu# room by her ex cited (Uecu, "Do look, auntie! lie Is showing his Japanese servant how you set the ta ble." And, sure enough, at the opposite window stood Dubois with Wyote. He pointed ttw»t to his own table ami then to Mrs. Bronson's. And the next even ing there were four silver caudelabra with silk shades und rosy candles on their dinner table. The next lesson across the areaway came in the morn ing, and, after a heart to heart talk with Wyote, Dubois turned to the ex pectant trio and remarked; ''What's the use of paying a big price for a mfthojtooy tnble If you don't see It once in nwhlloV If the mother of that pret ty girl over there has a bare table for breakfast I bet It's the right thing." But the next morning he was back at the window, a puzzled expression ft* his fnce. Clearly thoro was some thing wrong with the mahogany table, and thev* was no one to be seen at the »abte across the areaway. Wyote stood respectfully expectant at his elbow. Neither of them dreamed that Mrs. Bronson was sitting at one tUde uf her window and COU'4 heat' what they said uvi« \rat< n their reflection in the mir ror In the sideboard. "Now, Wyote, ours doesn't look like that. You must have forgotten some thing. What the devil Is it?" "It's the doilies," (hm'.tnj across the areaway in (t HM<s»)«,ai, half laughing '•} h»n appeared at the window Mrs. Bronson, roguish, yet flushed at her own boldness. "Oh, I beg your pardon! It was most Impertinent of me, but my niece HV»d l have taken such an Interest tu your bachelor housekeeping, especially since you have been kind enough to take my little din ing room as your—your"— "As our criterion! Exactly! It Is such a dear little room, don't you know. I hope you don't mind?" "Not at all," said Mrs. Bronson. "You see, you must not use candelabra for breakfnst. Then get some plain Irish linen for dollies and a center piece to match." "Understand, Wyote?" TUy Japa uese nodded his head and wisely van ished. "Thanks awfully," said Dubois, IUK for some excuse to coutiuue the couvernntlon. "We take such a fool ish pride in our buugalow and wanted things right"— "Well, you have them said Mr*. Brouson, "and I do wish you'd tell me where you bought those dear li'.t!e brown casseroles." That deft bit of liattery completed ti>e conquest. 'The little woman's all right," said Dubois as h? told the trio of his morning's conversation. After the rest had gone Marshall went out to the kitchen. "Wyote," he said, "didn't you re mark that there were no men next door ?" The Jap nodded. "Um-uin," murmured Marshall as he went back to his room. "Enter the widow I" But the widow did nothing of the sort. Neither did she give the coveted invitation for the bachelor neighbors to call. But the occasional domestic conferences across the area there were window boxes on both sills now— did their deadly work. Mrs. Bronson was a bit of Dresden china, and Du bois, being a man of domestic tastes, naturally went in for the Dresden type. The brown eyed widow saw it all long before he jjld, but with curi ous persistency and feminine Incon sistency she refused to.capitulate. The advice Dubois pretended to need In those days deceived no one save bim s#lf, least of all Wyote. Then came the awful day when Wyote feil a victim to the epidemic of measles. Dubois struggled against A procession of incompetents who came and went, seldom empty handed. One hot afternoon in June he came home early from the office to find a colored maid departing with one of the treasured candlesticks In her grip. The language provoked by this pro ceeding floated across the area and made Mrs. Bronson, writing in her den, drop her pen and sit up very straight. Then came quiet, broken by an occasional rattle of dishes, closing with a tremendous crash of falling crockery and soqiethlug very like a groan. Mrs. Bronson ran to the kitchen win dow, and there she saw a flood of hot afternoon sunshine beating In on the disorderly room, with Dubois In the midst of It clumsily bandaging his band. "Oh, you are hurt!" she exclaimed. ''Just a nasty little cut, but some bow I can't make it stop bleeding." "Of course you can't, binding it up In that fashion. Cotne right over here and I'll tlx It for you." "I can't," answered Dubois in a muf fled voice. "It was so—so beastly hot I just slipped on my pajamas to do up this mess." A giggle sounded close to Mrs. Bron ton's pretty pink enr—lt was very, very pink Just now—and she turned abruptly. "Kitty, come with me this minute." Down the back stairs they sped, through the cellar common to both apartments and up the back stairs Into the chaotic kitchen. By the time they reached his side Dubois was feeling a bit faint from the loss of blood. "There, you're bound np for keeps." •aid Mrs. Bronson as she adjusted tl.e last fold In the bandage. "Now I shall send the Janitor's wife up to straight en this kitchen, and you and your boys must dine with us, Ob, yes," she add ed as be protested. "I've tlie» best of servants, and one may be neighborly— Vmetlines—even in New York." • •••••• The other members of the quartet heard of the Invitation with varying emotions. Marshall scowled In his £(asi» aa he tied Uls cravat. Then, as he gave It a final vicious twitch, he re marked: "Well, It may not l>c ent«r the wid ow, but It Is bouud to be exit old Du bois for life." But It was not so bad after all, be cause Dubois only moved across the area, snd now his brown eyed wifs really presides over botll ttaia. anil Wyote is her most »la<rS, bar ring pvibois. ■ ll* Winning*. "Did your husband ever win any thing at the races?" "No," answered young Mrs. Torklns, "nothing except the esteem of the bookmakers and the sympathy of his Irlends."—Washington Star. He <.«•(* Hmnlts. The man who advertises most is never the one who does the kicking about results,—Baltimore American. Tree Thnt Turn* to Stone. There is a tree that grows in Mexico called the chljol, or stone tree. It Is of enormous proportions, both In cir cumference aud height. It has n num ber of branches spreading out widely and carrying leaves of a yellowish green color. The wood Is extremely flue and easily worked in a green state. It Is not given to either warping or splitting. The most remarkable thing about it is that after being cut the wood gets gradually harder, and In the course of a few years It is absolutely petrified whether left In the open air or buried In the ground. From tills timber houses can be built that would In a few years become completely Ure proof and would last as long as though built of stone. The Lobalrr'a Adrantune. The lobster has been endowed by na ture with two gifts which go far to off set the evils attending his lot. One is the ability to light early, ofteu and all the time if necessary, and the other Is the ability to grow a new member—an eye, a leg or a claw—whenever the orig inal Is lost In the fortunes of war or by reason of any domestic unpleasantness. It Is these two gifts which enable him to grow up and become a useful mem ber of society, most of his members be ing secondhand, so to speak, by the time he is really grown.—Four Track News. Rnd KlTeet of 111 Mem. Luckily absinth is not much drunk In England, but other bitters are, some that are only less Injurious. Your read ers should know that all bitter tonics, habitually indulged in, are apt. to do harm —to depress, not exhilarate. Such tonics should be taken rather as medi cines than as everyday drinks. You could bring yourself to melancholy by means of gentian, quassia or columba as well as by wormwood.—Doctor In London Mall. Juat I.lke n Woman. Ma Twaddles Tommy, you've been a bad boy today, and I shall tell your father all about It when he comes home. Tommy Twaddles Aw, that's Jest like a woman can't keep a secret, can you? -Cleveland Leader. Women are s«l<A to u»akc excellent Ktud of know how to iooM, after the males, as It were.—New York Mall WHICH ? 2)y S~. "in jley Copyright. 1904. bu S. L. Tlosleu "You are not going out In all this rain, are you, Betty V" "Why not?" Betty turned around slowly and looked at her mother. "Why not? Why, because it 13 pour ing—simply pouring:" "Well, what of it? I'm not afraid of rain." And the young lady clasped her gloves with a snap, unfastened her um brella and tripped out benenth the drip ping skies. Hardly two squares had been covered when Betty saw a young man coming toward her. Jack Winslow bowed, smiled and stopped. Betty blushed. "Why, really, Jack, what tempted you out to wade?" "What tempted Miss Betty away from her chocolates and novels?" "Mr. Elflaud's new picture." "Jove, that's just my excuse! Say we go together." Jack looked anxiously, wistfully, at his companion. Miss Bet ty blushed more deeply. "Come along," said she. And togeth er they walked down the street. Ar riving at the art gallery, they bunted out the much talked of picture. Several people were standing before it In silent admiration. The painting represented a room, seated in the fore ground of which was the figure of a girl in a white gown. Her black hair was parted and arranged in soft, thick rolls on both sides of her fair, pale face. In her hand she held two roses, a red rose and a pink one. The trou bled expression of her face told of per plexity. A question was to be solved, but the answer could not be found. Betty clasped her hands with delight "Oh," she cried, "how perfectly beau tiful it is! Oh, Jack, isn't she—isn't she just perfect?" The young man smiled down upon the enthusiastic girl at his side. "She Is beautiful, but not perfect." "Why not?" Betty opened her eyes wide with amazement. "Because," continued the young man, "she ought not to have any trouble In knowing whom she wants for her bus band." "Why not? One man might be rich and the other man poor. Don't you see the pink rose is small and pale, while the other rose is a full blown beauty of a rich velvety red. Jack shook bis head. "Anyhow she should not hesitate for a moment. She should take the man she loves." "And be poor and miserable all her life?" Inquired Betty mischievously. "Not miserable, but poor and happy, perfectly happy." Jack Winslow was watching his com panion's face. Betty laughed. "Well," replied *b<\ "perhaps you are right after all. Here comes Frank G'arlyle." A tall, slender young man walked leisurely up to Miss Betty's side, and, bowing slightly to Jack, Uo turned to ward the picture, "Well," remarked he after a mo ment's slleiice, "she is in a fix, isn't she? I'lnk or red; It's down to a choice of a favorite color, it seems to me." "Not at all," replied Jack testily. "Which doe> she love best?" "Well" —Frank elevated bis brows as though surprised—'"isn't that about what I said? She has a chance to se lect her favorite now, and why doesn't she do It without so much trouble?" Hetty, who had been silontly admir ing the picture during the conversa tion, now turned again toward her com panions. "She is a girl you know?" "Yes," replied both of tie young men at tho same tlnio. "A continued Betty, "has to wouder sometimes whether she knows her own mind or not. Here are two men. Both are kind and attentive to the girl. Both offer her the best that he has to give. Both pay her the high est compliment that a man can pay to u woman, for each one in turn asks her to be his wife. Here, on the one band, are riches, a life with every wish granted, a mother and father made comfortable, and a husband who loves you. If she does not love him, she respects and admires him. On the other hand are a life of everlasting economy, a home where there may al ways be the necessities of life, but very few of the luxuries; a father and mother who must continue In their same circumstances, a little trip now and then when there chances to be an excursion, and a husband who loves you, who denies himself for you and whom you In your turn love. Which lhall It be?" Without a moment's hesitation both nf the young men answered, "The man you love." Betty was twisting the chain of her satchel around her finger. She laugh ed and shook her head when she beard the answer. "Well, I see that you are both as yet at the romantic age." "Are you?" Frank C'arlyle looked down Into the fair, sweet face close beside him. Bet f looked at Jack Winslow. Ho was frowning. Then, turning her face once oiore toward Frank and looking mis chievously sideways at Jack, slio said, "Who knows?" Frank laughed and looked at his watch. "Half past 4," said he. "Well, I must be off. If you were going," look ing first at Betty, then at Jack, "why. It's so beastly unpleasant I thought perhaps I might give you a lift In the carriage." Jack declined with thanks. S% deep dlinple shadowed Hetty's pink dieek for a moment. Then, looking de murely at Jack, she answered Frank's question. "I would bo ever so much obliged to you If you would Just drop me at my door. Mother scolded because I came out, and It will appease her wrath somewhat to know that I came home without being touched by the rain." Jack «iti<l nothing, but Ills face was very pule when Hetty gave liltn her baud at the carriage door. Frank tried to coax him to change his mind, but Jack was firm, because Betty did not second the invitation. Just as (he car riage door was about to be closed Bet ty leaned out. "(>h, Mr. Winslow, I have decided'to go to the Freeman dance Friday night." Then the carriage rolled away. When they arrived at Betty's home neither Frank Carlyle nor Ids companion saw the figure standing In the shadow of a tree on the opposite side of the street, and when Frank left Betty at the door and sprang again into bis carriage Jack Winslow walked away with a sigh of relief. "Anyway," murmured he, "she didn't ask him to come In." Friday night and the Freeman ball came at last. Betty stood before her mirror looking at her reflection. The white mull gown, a gift from her aunt who rarely gave her niece anything worth mentioning, wus very becoming to the girl. She had arranged her hair after the style of Mr. Elfland's famous picture, and she stulled as she looked at the change it made in her appear ance. "If I weren't quite so pink and round I might look something like her, but she was pale and sad. Somehow I am not sad. I don't know why, but I feel happy, wonderfully happy." Turning away from the mirror, she was Just about to wrap herself In her cloak when her sister entered the room, carrying two narrow, white boxes. Bet ty dropped her cloak, took the boxes and, opening one of them, lifted out a deep, rich red rose, fresh and fragrant proudly drooping its heavy bead and filling the room with its odor. Betty ex amined the box, but there was no card. Laying the rose upon the table and turning to the other box, she lifted from its depths a long stemmed, half blown pink rose, delicate and yet won deiTully sweet This rose was also without a card. "How strange," murmured the girl, "that they should both have had the same idea!" For a moment Betty stood silent The two roses lay upon the table. Suddenly she beard her mother's voice calling to her that It was time to start. Wrapping her cloak about her, Betty turned and ran lightly down the stairs. A moment later the sound of carriage wheels rumbled along the street. But the roses? There was only one rose now lying upon the table, only one, but its heavy perfume filled the whole room, and its heart glowed like a great ruby. First European Alinaae. It is said that the first almanac print ed in Europe was probably tbe Kalen darium Novum, by Regiomontanus. It was "calculated for the years 1475, 1494 and 1513." In Budapest it was published. Though it simply made men tion of eclipses and the places of the planets for the respective years, it was sold for 10 crowns of gold, and the en tire impression was rapidly disposed of in Hungary, Germany, Italy, England and France. The first almanac—recorded as the first—known to have been printed In England was translated from the French and appeared in 1497. Each month Introduces Itself In descriptive verse, as: Called I am Janeryere, the colde. In Christmas season good fyre I love. Tonge Jesu, that sometime Judas solde. In me was circumcised for man's behove. Three Klnges sought the sonne of Ood above; They kneeled downs, dyd Him homage with love To Ood, their Lorde, that la man's own brother. And so on for the remaining months. Not on Her Account. Mary C., the six-year-old daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman in a small Georgia village, had a playmate, Jim my by name, of whom It was her cus tom to make special mention in her evening prayer at her mother's knee. One evening, after some childish quar rel, Mrs. C. noticed that the boy's name was omitted from tbe petition and said, "Mary, aren't you going to pray for Jimmy tonight?" "No, mother, lie's a mean, hateful boy, and I'm never going to pray for him any more." ner mother made no reply, not wish ing to add fuel to the flame, and decid ed to allow the youthful conscience to work out the problem in its own way. In a few moments she heard the little girl climb out of bed, fall upon her knees and say In a tone of guarded indifference: "God, you can bless Jimmy If you »ant to, but you needn't do it on my account"—Harper's Magazine. A Muscular Minister. A Kentucky senator tells of a good old Methodist minister in his state in the pioneer days who was a "muscular Christian." "One day," says the senator, "after the parson bad found it necessary to administer fistic punishment to several ( r oung toughs who persisted In dlsturb ng the meeting at one of the churches which he served, one of his flock, noted as something of a hard hitter himself, got up in meeting and said: " 'lt Is a solemn duty of this here congregation to stand by Parson John son. He does not seek trouble, but he will not show the white feather when trouble Is forced In his way. I believe that, unrestrained by divine grace, Parson Johnson can whip any man In Kentucky. The Lord is with him. Let us pray.'" "DOUSING" RODS. £rt o4 Divination In tbe Bowels of the Earth Explained. There is undoubtedly a practical art of discovering springs. Indians or frontiersmen can flud water In the des ert when a "tenderfoot" cannot Mexi cans and experienced prospectors can similarly find ore. These arts consist mainly In the recognition of superficial signs which escape the ordinary ob server. It is not necessary that the operator should consciously note these signs separately and reason upon them. No doubt he frequently does so, though he may not give away the secret of his method to others. But in many In stances lie recognizes by association and inomory the presence of a group of Indications, great or small, which he has repeatedly found to attend springs or oro deposits. This skill, due to habit is ofteu almost unerring for a given limited district, but under new condi tions it breaks down. Old miners from California or Australia have often mado in other regions the most foolish and hopeless attempts to find gold be cause they thought this or that place "looked Just llko" some other place In which they had mixed successfully. Apurt from the magnetic minerals there Is no proof that ore deposits ex hibit their presence and nature by any attraction or other active force. With regard to water, however, there may be an action affecting the temperature and moisture of the overlying surface. Even here, however, it seems more likely that such effects are manifested visibly to a close observer rather than by direct affection of bis nervous or muscular system. The favorite fields for water diviners are regions In which wator is abundant but not gathered upon given horizons of Impermeable strata underlying porous rocks.— OSS- Bier's Magazine. How She Saved Tronhle. "Does your Janitor attempt to show his authority?" "No," answered Mr. Flatts. "He dldu't have to show his authority. I started In by giving him to snderstand that I fully recognized It without any .rgumeut."—Exchange. The Loslcal Care. "Did you ever have insomnia?" "Sure!" replied the man who pre tends to know it all. "What did you do for it?" "Just slept it off."—Houston Post No. 12. REAPED AS HE SOWED. ' Wk« Cro» That Wit nalsed by ■•!*> ■oaier'i Clever Gardener. Melssonler, like many other celebri ties, had a passon for gardening. Hie gardener, an accomplished botanist, knew to perfection the seeda of every plant, and hla master had often tried In Tain to throw him off his guard. "This time I have him," the artist re marked to a party of friends at th« tinner table. And he showed them a packet containing the dried roe of a herring. He then sent for the garden er. "Do you know this seed?" MeUsoniar Inquired. The gardener carefully scrutinise* the grains. "Why not 7" he said at last. "They an the seeds of the 'Polpus finsamui,* a rery rare tropical plant" "How long will they be coming up?" Melssonler asked, with a chuckle of sup pressed exultation. "About a fortnight," was the reply. Two weeks later the guests were again assembled at Melssonler's table, and after dinner the gardener was an nounced. "M. Melssonler," the man said, "the seed has Just come up." "Ah, you surprise me!" the artist ex claimed as he rose and led the way Into the garden to examine the botan ical phenomenon. The gardener lifted a glass shade and disclosed to view a small bed with three rows of pickled herrings' heads peeping out of the earth. Everybody laughed. Melssonler dismissed tha gardener on the spot, but took him on again next day. THE DANCE IN SPAIN. I< Is mb Su««tUl Part of tha Ufa of the Paapla. Dancing is a universal instinct with Spanish women. The great annual ferla at Seville is largely an orgy of dancing. Aa evening approaches everywhere one begins to hear the sound of castanets and to see the gracious movements of the seguidllla, the universal Andalu slan dance. But the fundamental instincts of the Spaniard for dancing and the serious and profound way in which It express es the temperament of the people are perhaps shown by nothing elee so much as by the existence of religious dancing In Spain. At the time of St Thomas of Vlllaneuva, bishop of Va lencia, It was customary to dance be fore the sacred elements in the church es of Seville, Toledo, Jerez and Valen cia. Religious dancing continued to be common in Catalonia and in Roussllloa (the most Spanish of the French prov inces) up to the seventeenth century. But a real and unique survival of re ligious dancing is the dance of the seises in Seville cathedral, when the choristers, wearing the same costume ss they were 400 years ago, perform a dance to the accompaniment of casta* nets in the space between the high al tar and the choir. Dancing is something more than an amusement in Spain. It is part of that solemn ritual which enters into the whole life of the people.—Twentieth The War They Are Raised and Haw They Are Gat ta Market. What would an American duck farm er think of swimming his flock to mar ket? That is the regular method em ployed by the poultrymen who live along the great waterways of China. The Chinese are very fond of duck. Nearly every farmer keeps a few tot his own use, but along the rivers rais ing them for market is a profitable business. In American ducks raised for market have very little water In which te swim and play. The poultrymen do not think it is good for thsm to have much exercise. It hardens their mus cles and makes their flesh tough and not so good to eat So instead of swimming all day la ponds or lakes or streams the ducks are kept shut up in small pens, where they have no room to waddle about and can only stand still and eat and grow fat Then, when they are in prime condi tion, they are killed and dressed and shipped to market in barrels, and their feathers make an additional source of income to the poultryman. The Chinaman, however, is quite con tent to let his ducks have as much ex ercise as they like, and they get a great deal hunting for their food, of which they receive only small supplies from the poultryman. One result is that the Chinese duck is a good, strong swimmer, and that is a fortunate circumstance for the poul tryman when it comes time to go te market He does not live on a railroad. If he did, he would not be likely Jo use It for to him it is a newfangled device for the spread of evil. He knows, too, more economical method than putting his ducks in crates and paying freight on one of the river boats. Tims does not mean much to him, and be can af ford to spend a few days, If necessary, in going to market When be picks out tha ducks he means to sell, the Chinese farmer ties the leg of one to that of another with a stout cord and continues the process until the whole lot is bound together. Sometimes there are hundreds thus fastened In one flock. It Is not easy to make such a flock swim together or follow the direction desired. The farmer takes bis bost and starts to drive them, sculling b» hind or drifting on the current and beating the water with long bamboo poles to make them swim along and ge the right way. If the farmer has » large family and two or three boats, so that his sons can help, ho can usual ly manage to get his ducks to market without outside aid, but If he is not so fortunate he will Join with other duck raisers and herd the flocks In combina tion. Thus it not infrequently happens that thousands of ducks will be swimming along down the Yangtse, apparently ill one flock, with a dozen or more sam pans drifting behind them, filled with men, women and boys, thrashing the water with bamboos to hurry on the ducks. It Is hard enough to make a flock of hungry, foolish ducks swim on about their business when there is plenty of room and no interference, but that sel dom happens on a Chinese river. Usual ly these streams swarm with clumsy, unwieldy Junks, aud on the Tangtse there Is a great deal of steamer traffic. The friendly Junkmen will almost al ways help the duck herders to keep the flocks clear of the boats by heating the water with bamboos, but steamers have neither time nor inclination for such bother, and so it sometimes hap pens that a flock Is cut In twe by a steamer. Then there is a great deal dC trouble and excited talk before the flock can be reunited and got peacefully on its way again. Sometimes also it happens that ducks of ono flock get nixed up with those of another, and then there is a dreadful tangle and snarl. But the patient Chi nese get thein separated into the proper flocks again at last, and all go cheer fully together to panion.